Intellectual Property Protection for E-Business Methods
IEEE International Conference on E-Commerce Technology for Dynamic E-Business, Vol. Mar, No. 1, arti
5 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2011
Date Written: 2004
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.
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