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Intellectual Property in Electronics and Software: A Global Guide to Rights and Their Applications

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ISBN13: 9781905783960
Published: August 2013
Publisher: Globe Law and Business
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £130.00



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The software, communications and electronics markets are among the most innovative and competitive industries in the world.

Robust competition means that developers and manufacturers of software, mobile phones, gaming devices, computers, digital cameras and other consumer electronics and appliances must leverage their IP rights to sustain competitive advantage.

However, this can be difficult, as much innovation takes place at the intersection of patent, design and copyright law; and although much law is harmonised, there are still significant national variations both in law and in practice.

Intellectual Property in Electronics and Software is a new title designed to provide practical guidance on the IP issues affecting companies working in this area. A unique compendium, it addresses the key issues of IP law in the major jurisdictions worldwide where software and electronics are developed and sold as they impact on software and electronics companies.

Topics covered include the challenges of obtaining protection; software protection and the limits of patentability; patent strategy, including approaches to patent drafting to maximise protection; standards setting and reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing; open source software; and other forms of protection such as unfair competition and design rights. Written by a team of leading specialists in IP law, the book will serve as an invaluable guide to navigating the complex and overlapping rights which protect innovation in this field.

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Subjects:
Intellectual Property Law
Contents:
Preface
Introduction

Part I
Chapter 1 - An introduction to international intellectual property instruments relevant to electronics and software Nick Bassil Kilburn & Strode LLP
Chapter 2 - Standards setting, competition law and FRAND licensing
Chapter 3 - Open Source Software Heather J Meeker Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Part II
Chapter 4 - European Patent Office Nicholas Fox Scott Parker Simmons & Simmons
Chapter 5 - European Copyright and Designs Clive Thorne Reynolds Porter Chamberlain
Chapter 6 - Enforcement in Europe Paul England Scott Parker Adrian Smith Simmons & Simmons

Part III
United Kingdom Nicholas Fox Simmons & Simmons
Germany
France
Netherlands
Mattie de Koning Ruben C Ladde Bas Berghuis van Woortman Simmons & Simmons

Part IV Australia Canada Kendrick Lo Bereskin & Parr LLP
China and Hong Kong Horace Lam Jones Day
India Pravin Anand Anand and Anand
Japan Mami Hino Megumo Kurokawa Abe, Ikubo & Katayama
Korea Man-Gi Paik Kim & Chang
United States