Patent and Copyright Links

Revised November 26, 2006

Patents

 

United States Patent and Trademark Office

http://www.uspto.gov/

 

General Information Concerning Patents

http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/doc/general/index.html

 

http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/doc/general/index.html#functions

 

 

Copyrights

 

United States Copyright Office

http://www.copyright.gov/

 

Copyright Office Basics

http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.html

 

Copyright Basics (PDF)

http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ01.pdf

 

 

GNU General Public License

 

Wikipedia colloquial description

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License

 

GNU General Public License Version 2 1991

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html

 

The GPL: Understanding the License that Governs Linux

http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/1532.html

 

Discussion by Scott Maxwell in cse432/598 and cse591 embedded linux text:

Linux Core Kernel Commentary, 2nd edition, Scott Maxwell, CoriolisOpen Press, 2001, ISBN 1588801497, Chapter 1, pages 529-531. (The GNU General Public License is on pp. 703-706.)

 

 

Trademarks

 

http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/tac/doc/basic/register.htm