Patents in Different Countries, and Software Patents

Software patents under United Kingdom patent law
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_patents_under_United_Kingdom_patent_law

British Library Intellectual Property Office: PATENTS: Basic Facts
http://www.ipo.gov.uk/p-basicfacts.pdf

Software patent debate and Bilski case in US in
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_patent_debate

Patenting computer-implemented inventions (software patents)
Some computer-implemented inventions are patentable whilst others are not.
http://www.ipo.gov.uk/pro-types/pro-patent/p-policy/p-policy-computer.htm

The Future of Software Patents by Stanford University
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBcqV69waM4

How to Patent Software Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA4a1Mu31do Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qgPlg6Lyzk

In re Alappat case in US
http://itlaw.wikia.com/wiki/In_re_Alappat

Copyrighting Software vs. Patenting Software
http://otd.harvard.edu/inventions/ip/software/compare/

 

Patents Act 1977
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1977/37

Authorship and ownership of copyright
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/48/part/I/chapter/I/crossheading/authorship-and-ownership-of-copyright

 

 

 

Protecting Ideas: Can Ideas Be Protected or Patented?
“Copyrights protect expression and patents protects inventions, and neither protect ideas.”
http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2014/02/15/protecting-ideas-can-ideas-be-protected-or-patented/id=48009/

How to Patent a Game Idea
http://www.ehow.com/how_4899582_patent-game-idea.html

 

Trademarks

Trademarks and Avoiding Consumer Confusion: Crash Course Intellectual Property #5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gWaAJR5L18

IP BASICS: Should I get a trade mark?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CM9-4Qrj3I

 

 

Interesting Patent Cases

boulton and watt v bull case
https://www.wcl.american.edu/pijip/download.cfm?downloadfile=2E900771-B742-DD30-1B56F85D889A053E
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=iXwzAAAAIAAJ&pg=PR9&lpg=PR9&dq=boulton+and+watt+v+bull+case&source=bl&ots=jGUzRNp0eH&sig=NDGwya3cYTVL1B-LxOD2-xQ4qbA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi6ndLT0bDPAhXBXCwKHT34A_oQ6AEIOjAH#v=onepage&q=boulton%20and%20watt%20v%20bull%20case&f=false

patent law and theory
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=quc4AgAAQBAJ&pg=PA122&lpg=PA122&dq=boulton+and+watt+v+bull+case&source=bl&ots=MBUsgZr7qj&sig=vlYRJOFDoY7p8qUwUlPX1UeWoQo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi6ndLT0bDPAhXBXCwKHT34A_oQ6AEINTAF#v=onepage&q=boulton%20and%20watt%20v%20bull%20case&f=false

Strong Steam, Weak Patents, or, the Myth of Watt‟s Innovation-Blocking Monopoly, Exploded
http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/pboettke/workshop/Fall2009/Selgin2.pdf