Monday, October 27, 2008

Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in Software

This is the name of an upcoming lecture in the Colloquium Series. From the abstract:

The traditional distinction between Copyright as protection of expression and Patent as protection of inventive idea breaks down in the face of software creations which span these boundaries. Examination of the jurisprudence attempting to characterize these distinctions suggests strategies for using Copyright to protect business value in software property, where such value has been traditionally protected by a much more costly patenting process. The presenter concludes with some observations regarding the practical application of this analysis, and implications for IP management strategies.

The lecture is in Ottawa on November 6th and pre-registration is required for this free event. More details are here.

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