Interfaces On Trial: Intellectual Property And Interoperability In The Global Software Industry, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Interfaces On Trial

Intellectual Property And Interoperability In The Global Software Industry, 1st Edition

By Jonathan Band

Routledge

392 pages

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Description

This book presents the history of one of the key debates in the continuing effort to develop a legal framework for intellectual property rights in the burgeoning computer software industry. It is the first full account of the interoperability debate—the controversy over the protectability of interface specifications and the permissibility of

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The Technology and Industry Contexts -- The Intellectual Property Law Context -- The Unprotectability of Interface Specifications -- The Permissibility of Software Reverse Engineering -- The EC Software Directive and Its Progeny -- The Interoperability Debate in Japan -- The Next Frontiers -- Table of Authorities

About the Author

Jonathan Band (A.B. Harvard, J.D. Yale Law) is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster. His areas of practice include intellectual property law and administrative litigation.

Masanobu Katoh (LL.B. Tokyo, LL.M. Michigan Law) is the General Manager of the Washington, D.C. office of Fujitsu Limited, Japan's largest computer company.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General