Protecting software and computer-implemented inventions in Europe

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A patent is generally considered to be the gold standard of intellectual property, potentially offering true monopoly protection for a broad inventive concept. Although copyright is also important for software, its value has been reduced by recent European Court of Justice judgments that copyright does not extend to ‘look and feel’ or command syntax.


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