INT 658 - Assignment 07 - Patents

INT 658 - Assignment 07 - Patents - Why would a person...

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Law of Cyberspace INT 658 Patent: Defining and Understanding Patents (35 pts) In order to answer the following questions, you will go to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) web site. You will find this site at: http://www.uspto.gov/ . Another helpful site is: http://www.bitlaw.com/software-patent/ 1. What is a patent and what three basic conditions must an idea meet to be patented? (10 pts) 2. Do a search on the web or in industry publications.
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Unformatted text preview: Why would a person choose to patent software vs. copyrighting it? Explain the advantages of each. (10 pts) 3. Do a search on the web or in industry publications. Describe the controversy of organizations patenting “business methods” relating to the Internet? (5 pts) Argue in favor of allowing the patenting of business methods. (5 pts) Argue in favor of legally preventing the patenting of business methods. (5 pts)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2009 for the course INT 658 taught by Professor Gabel during the Fall '08 term at Fort Hays.

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