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Patents - Are They Necessary Or Useful?
Author(s): Robert J. Steinmeyer
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Paper Abstract

The role of the patent system in the economy of the United States is discussed, particularly whether it has contributed significantly to technological progress. The disparate views are reviewed and a plea is made for wider interest in improvement of the existing patent laws.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1976
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0071, The Business Side of the Optical Industry I, (7 July 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.965379
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Robert J. Steinmeyer, Beckman Instruments, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0071:
The Business Side of the Optical Industry I
Roderic M. Scott, Editor(s)

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