Protecting Business Methods And Software By Patent: The UK Position
November 01, 2007
Successful companies have always relied on innovation to maintain their edge, and one of the most frequent areas on which companies seek advice is how to protect the investment they have made in their "big idea." If it is a new tangible product – the proverbial "better mousetrap" – then it is relatively straightforward. Aesthetic or functional articles can generally be protected by design laws and industrial products by patent.