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“Swatting the Y2K Bug: A Survey of Patented Solutions to the Year 2000 Problem”
1 September 1999
An article written by Rich Basile and published in the The Journal of Proprietary Rights, Vol. 11, No. 9 provides those responsible for correcting Y2K problems in computer systems with a number of patents which may create new problems of patent infringement. The potential erroneous results generated by computers that perform date operations using only two digits have prompted many patented solutions. Rich carefully explains the situation and offers methods for dealing with this complicated issue.