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Beyond the Code: Protection of Non-Textual Features of Software

Noam Shemtov


Although the law of infringement is relatively straightforward on the copying of literal and textual elements of software, the copying of non-literal and functional elements poses complex and topical questions in the context of intellectual property protection. In most cases, such elements contain the real value of a software product. This book examines the copying of non-literal and functional elements of software in both the United States and the European Union, using a holistic approach to address the most topical questions facing experts concerned with legal protection of software products ... More

Keywords: law of infringement, intellectual property protection, software, contract, copyright, trade secrets, trade dress, patent law, licensing, competition law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198716792
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198716792.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Noam Shemtov, author
Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University