This website illustrates how Civil Engineers may make greater use of the Global Patent System to Promote Progress in their Field.
The American Founders included Patent Rights in the United States Constitution to Promote Progress.
35 U.S.C. 101:  Patent Eligibility
U.S. Patenting
     Congress imposes patent eligibility requirements on the Civil Engineering Patent Applicant under 35 U.S.C. 101.  For the mechanical art of Civil Engineering, though, these requirements generally provide little trouble to the Civil Engineer turned inventor.  For a more complete treatment of patent eligibility requirements for the Civil Engineering Patent Applicant, please see Patent Eligibility: An Open Field for Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering, January 2012.
Tappan Zee Bridge in New York
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