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This compact guidebook is the latest edition in the Information Technology Law series by veteran information technology legal expert Dr. Sunny Handa (this edition co-authored with Christopher C. Van Barr). Patents and trade-marks, as they relate to software, constitute an increasingly important area of law, and it is rare to find a book that delves so deeply and thoroughly into this subject. Written in plain English, with legal concepts and phrases clearly explained, this book is necessary reading for anyone in the business of protecting, creating or writing software, or anyone who represents those who do.
- Provides a unique synthesis of two areas of IP law - patents and trade-marks - as they apply to software protection
- Discusses a myriad of issues involved in patenting or trademarking software, both in Canada and internationally (the U.S., U.K., Europe and Japan)
- Provides a thorough analysis of the statutory framework, case law, and application of international conventions and treaties, as they relate to trade-marks and patents for software
Benefits for the Reader
- Affordable, easy to carry and read, with numerous headlines for quick reference
- Written in a clear and concise manner -- the law and legal principles are plainly stated and the authors refrain from wordy and esoteric discussions of the law that can be confusing to non-legal readers
- Many of the concepts and principles discussed in the book can be applied to real-life problems business owners face as they try to protect their software IP
Who Should Buy This Book?
- Lawyers - Legal practitioners will find that this book serves as a useful guide, whenever their clients face IP issues pertaining to their software
- In-house Counsel - This guidebook is a must-have for any corporate counsel looking to protect the IP interests of their company's software products
- Software Business Owners - This book is easy to read, and is easily understood by non-legal business people
- Patents and Trademark Agents - This book delivers an in-depth study of pertinent trade-mark and patent issues concerning software. A necessary reference source for any patent and trade-mark agent dealing with software
Table of contents
Table Of Contents
Table Of Contents
Section I: Patents
Chapter 1 – Background
Chapter 2 – Patent Law In Canada
Chapter 3 – Software
Chapter 4 – Software Patents
Chapter 5 – Software Patents In Canada
Chapter 6 – Software Patents In The United States
Chapter 7 – Software Patents In Europe
Chapter 8 – Software Patents In The United Kingdom
Chapter 9 – Software Patents In Japan
Chapter 10 – Unique Issues Related To Software Patent
Chapter 11 – Business Method Patents
Section II: Trade-Marks
Chapter 12 – The Basics Of Trade-Marks
Chapter 13 – Applying Trade-Mark Law To Software