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Author Hamlin, Kenneth B.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Language English
Abstract It is not surprising that computer programs are not listed in the patent statutes as one of the categories of patentable invention. When these categories were defined many years ago, computers and computer programs were unknown. Therefore, if computer programs are to be patentable within the framework of existing patent law they must fall within one of the specifically defined categories of processes, machines, manufactures or compositions of matter.
Description Affiliation: Bell Telephone Laboratory, Murray Hill, NJ (Hamlin, Kenneth B.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 7
Issue Number 10
Page Count 2
Starting Page 581
Ending Page 582


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Source: ACM Digital Library