Posted by Anton Hughes on Sunday, June 05, 2005 with No comments
Now that the teaching responsibilities are out of the way, I can get back into some serious research. I've picked up plenty of articles and bookmarked them into Del.icio.us, so they will have to be reviewed. Further, I've discovered some new articles on Lexis. I've been looking into the trade secret protection of source code a little bit more. In the US there seem to be channelling doctrines which, although not as strong as they used to be, were designed to prevent the utilisiation of more than one IP paradigm at a time. However, software clearly makes use of 3 - trade secrets, copyright and patents. I feel more comfortable with copyright and patent protection for software, so I figured it would be a good idea to get my head around trade secrets a bit better. I've also stumbled across a good WIPO online forum on IP in the Information Age, which links to some really good resources, and covers issues such as "The role of the public domain, and open access".