IP in the ICT sector | ip4inno module 6A (part ii)
The exclusion in European patent law against protection for software is often misunderstood. For businesses innovating in the ICT sector a knowledge of the two very different IP rights - patents and copyright - is essential for successful exploitation of research. This excerpt from ip4inno Module 6A explains the peculiarities of "patents for software" and compares this form of protection with copyright.
The virtual classroom tutor is Alexander Gardiner, examiner at the European Patent Office.