UC Law SF International Law Review


Ronald L. Yin


High technology is the engine that has fueled economic growth in the United States and in the Asia Pacific region for the past two decades. As the Pacific Rim countries, including the United States, increase their trade in the high technology area, trade friction involving intellectual property issues will become more dominant. This Paper seeks to examine the potential licensing issues in hardware and software that may develop as we proceed into the next century. In particular, it will examine issues involving hardware and software patents and software copyright as they relate to leading edge technology.