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					Intellectual Property & Patents
Presented by
Gregory Popow John Mcanulty Keith Ahn Nhan T. Dang McIntosh Bonthera ENG 352-003 10/09/08

• • • • • • What is a patent? Types of patents Patent Infringement Examples Technical Writing Question and Answer

What is a patent?

• A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state to an inventor or his assignee for a fixed period of time in exchange for a disclosure of an invention.

Patent Vs Copyright
• Patent protects the idea itself, while copyright protects the expression of the idea. • While patent is granted by a state to an inventor or his assignee, copyright is granted by most governments to the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it.

What does a patent look like?

Its requirements?
• • • • It has to be new. It has to be useful. It has to be non-obvious. It has to be AUTHORIZED.

• Types:
-Design -Utility -Plant -International

Nintendo Wii

Sued by Hillcrest Labs
• On Wednesday Aug 20th 2008, Maryland-based Hillcrest Labs announced that it has filed a complaint for patent infringement with the U.S. International Trade Commission, as well as a separate patent infringement suit in a U.S. District Court in Maryland regarding Nintendo's video game console. • Nintendo of America has yet to see any official filings, according to a company statement. "We have not been served with any lawsuit or other action by Hillcrest and therefore have no comment," said NOA spokesman Charlie Scibetta.

Patent Infringement
• Hillcrest, which makes and licenses interactive media systems to consumer electronics companies, says it owns three patents related to "a handheld three-dimensional pointing device," and another on a "navigation interface display system that graphically organizes content for display on a television." • The company makes a motion-sensitive remote called The Loop, which Hillcrest says is protected by the patents at issue.

Shigeru Miyamoto
Nintendo’s Intellectual Property

Shigeru Miyamoto
Nintendo’s Intellectual Property

• Father of Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, etc. • From his own personal experience, born Wii Fit • “…it's just that any glimpse inside his head could be worth billions," writes Leo Lewis in the Times Online • Nintendo bans him from discussing his hobbies because he “has successfully turned many of his hobbies into multi-million dollar franchises for his company,” says Jack Loftus • Examples

Technical Writing
• Technical Communication
• Target / Audience

• Documentation