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Legal Protection of Software: Patents and Trade-marks

February 2012
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By Christopher C. Van Barr

Christopher Van Barr and Sunny Handa have co-authored the book entitled Legal Protection of Software: Patents and Trade-marks. This compact guidebook is the latest edition in the Information Technology Law series. 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 for anyone in the business of protecting, creating or writing software, or anyone who represents those who do.

Book Features

  • 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
  • This book is the first in a two-part series on software IP. The second book discusses copyrights for software and will be published in 2012

Table of Contents



Table of Cases

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

To purchase the book, or for more information, please visit the LexisNexis website.

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