6.931 | Spring 2008 | Graduate

Development of Inventions and Creative Ideas


Create or Perish as one file (PDF - 3.2 MB)

  Cover and introduction (PDF)
1 The origin and development of the American patent system (PDF)
2 The role of the patent office and the courts (PDF)
3 The patent law (PDF)
4 Patents in action (history of the basic telephone patent) (PDF)
5 The rights, obligations, and problems of inventors (employee-employer relations) (PDF)
6 The future of American patents (PDF)
7 The modernization of patent systems (PDF)
8 Court modernization for aiding the patent system and the law, in general (PDF)
9 A formula for economic decline (PDF)
  Index (PDF)

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Spring 2008
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