Looking for a Feasible Form of Software Protection: Copryright or Patent, is that the Question?

European Intellectual Property Review, vol. 35, issue 8, 2013, 445-454

24 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2013

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Paolo Guarda

University of Trento - Faculty of Law

Date Written: December 12, 2013

Abstract

Software presents important aspects of heterogeneity compared to other intellectual works governed by Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). This paper focuses on the analysis of the two main forms of software protection (copyright and patent), providing some considerations towards the proposal of a feasible system.

Keywords: Intellectual Property Rights, Copyright, Patent, EU Law, Sui Generis Right, Software

Suggested Citation

Guarda, Paolo, Looking for a Feasible Form of Software Protection: Copryright or Patent, is that the Question? (December 12, 2013). European Intellectual Property Review, vol. 35, issue 8, 2013, 445-454, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2366751

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