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SOLM302 Intellectual Property Protection in the Software Sector

Module description

This module seeks to take a holistic approach and treat software based products and services as a distinct subject matter and consider its protectability throughout its various life-cycle phases, from inception, through development, to launch and commercialization, the relevance and application of distinct IP rights (including trade secrets) in each of these phases, highlighting key protectability milestones and the unique considerations that they may entail. The module will examine the relevant issues primarily from a European and US perspective.

Applicable programmes


30 credits

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