Integrated Circuit Topographies

One of the major benefits of both patent and copyright protection is the breadth of subject matter that can be covered. Utility patents can be used to provide protection for an enormous variety of inventions, and copyrights can similarly be used to protect almost any physical manifestation of creativity. This breadth is available because of how these forms of intellectual property are defined they are defined in relatively abstract terms, focusing on such features as utility, novelty,...

Rulemaking

Administrative Procedure Act, which defines a process by which agencies may promulgate regulations and establishes a procedure to provide court access for reviewing agency decisions. When an agency wishes to make any kind of change to its body of rules whether that be to promulgate a new rule, abolish an old rule, or make an amendment to an existing rule it must follow the procedure outlined in the act. A principal objective of this procedure is to ensure that there is some opportunity...

Examples of Regulation of Nanotechnology 1 Health and Safety Regulations

On June 1, 1992, the New York Times published an opinion piece by Sheldon Krimsky titled Tomatoes May Be Dangerous to Your Health, in which Dr. Krimsky criticized the exemption of genetically engineered crops from certain levels of review by the Food and Drug Administration. This article was met with a response by Paul Lewis, in which the term Frankenfood was coined to refer to food derived from such crops 16 Tomatoes May be Dangerous to Your Health Op-Ed, June 1 by Sheldon Krimsky is right to...