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This article is drawn from a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Master of Laws in Patent & Intellectual Property Law at the George Washington University National Law Center; William LaMarca attends George Washington University National Law Center (LL.M. Patent & Intellectual Property Law, 1996); Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., 1993); University of Toledo College of Engineering, (M.S.M.E., 1985; B.S.M.E., 1983). Mr. LaMarca currently serves as a Patent Examiner for the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

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