Date of Award

Spring 6-2014

Document Type

Honors Project

University Scholars Director

Dr. Jeff Keuss

First Advisor/Committee Member

John Lindberg, Ph.D.

Second Advisor/Committee Member

Grant Learned, J.D.


intellectual property


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.


A project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Scholars Program

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