Date of Award
University Scholars Director
Dr. Jeff Keuss
First Advisor/Committee Member
John Lindberg, Ph.D.
Second Advisor/Committee Member
Grant Learned, J.D.
Undergraduate thesis completed for Seattle Pacific University's University Scholars program. This project focuses on patent law as an intersection of engineering and law. Beyond studying the philosophies used to justify the granting of patents, the project attempts to quantify the value of patents as measured by company assignees versus the general public. A case study of patents involved in litigation between Hewlett Packard, Inc. and Repeat-O-Type Stencil Manufacturing Corporation is examined, with visuals generated by a Matlab program that made up a large component of this project.
Murphy, Rachel, "Case Study of HP to Learn About IP" (2014). Honors Projects. 1.