This module covers the techniques of drafting and strategic use of patents, analysis of infringement and validity in the area of software and business methods. Attention will also be given to copyright protection and open source alternatives to proprietary systems. Taught by: Yannis Skulikaris (European Patent Office, The Hague)
At the end of this course, the student is conversant with issues concerning the patentability of computer-implemented inventions and the protection of software and business methods.
Standard literature plus additional materials (e.g. Jacobs, ‘Demystifying Copyright Infringement of Computer Software’; etc.)