Intellectual Property Protection for E-Business Methods

University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 10722/47100

IEEE International Conference on E-Commerce Technology for Dynamic E-Business, Vol. Mar, No. 1, arti

5 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2011

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Yahong Li

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

Business methods (BMs) deserve intellectual property law protection. National laws, however, are divergent on whether BMs are patentable. U.S. is a leading country in granting patent to BMs, while Europe and China retain BMs exclusion but allow patent when BMs possess 'technicality'. Unification of laws on BM patenting is much needed, but the feasibility is in great doubt.

Suggested Citation

Li, Yahong, Intellectual Property Protection for E-Business Methods (2004). IEEE International Conference on E-Commerce Technology for Dynamic E-Business, Vol. Mar, No. 1, arti. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1810188

Yahong Li (Contact Author)

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong
China

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