Legal Skill And Practice IPR Software and Intellectual Property Rights

Software and Intellectual Property Rights

Learn to legally safeguard software programmes like a Pro!

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1 Month
2-4 Hours Per Week
₹ 5000
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EBC Learning
About this Course

The software industry is booming, but with great innovation comes great responsibility. Protecting your intellectual property (IP) is crucial for success. EBC Learning brings an online course Software and Intellectual Property Protection, designed to equip software developers, legal professionals, and entrepreneurs with the knowledge they need to navigate the complex world of IP law.

This course goes beyond simply listing legal provisions. We provide practical insights and real-world examples following exercises, ensuring you gain a comprehensive understanding of how IP laws translate into actionable strategies.

Whether you are a seasoned software developer, a legal professional, or an aspiring entrepreneur, this course offers valuable knowledge to elevate your career. Enrol today and unlock the power of intellectual property protection for software creations.

Why take this course?

This comprehensive course delves into various aspects of IP protection in the software domain. Here is a glimpse of what you will learn:

• Basics of Software: Gain a solid foundation in software terminology, including source code, object code, and different software categories.

• Agreements and Contracts: Explore essential agreements like End User License Agreements (EULAs), Terms of Service (ToS), and Privacy Policies—understanding their significance in protecting your rights.

• Intellectual Property in Software: Discover how copyright, patents, and trade secrets can be applied to software protection. Learn about relevant legal provisions and navigate the intricacies of software patentability.

• Software Protection Strategies: Explore effective strategies for safeguarding your software, including copyright registration, licensing models, and trade secret maintenance.

• Open-Source Software Issues: Grasp the legal implications of using and contributing to open-source software.

• Software and IP Litigation: Stay current with the latest legal developments concerning software IP disputes through case studies. 

Who should take this course?

• Software Developers: Understanding Intellectual Property laws safeguards your creative work, allowing you to reap the rewards of your innovation. This course will help you draft stronger agreements, protect your code, and avoid copyright infringement.

• Legal Professionals: Gain a deeper understanding of software-specific Intellectual Property issues, enabling you to better advise clients in the software industry. You'll learn about software patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and how they apply to real-world scenarios.

• Entrepreneurs: Protecting your software is essential for attracting investors and ensuring long-term growth. This course will empower you to make informed decisions regarding IP strategy and navigate licensing agreements. 

• Product Managers: A solid grasp of intellectual property (IP) considerations is essential for product managers. This course equips you to ensure your software product is built on a legally sound foundation, avoiding potential roadblocks and protecting your company's innovation.

• Project Managers: Project managers play a crucial role in navigating the complexities of software development. This course empowers you to identify potential Intellectual Property risks early on and develop strategies to mitigate them, ensuring your projects stay on track and deliver successful outcomes.

• Open-Source Developers: The world of open-source software thrives on collaboration and innovation. This course equips you with the knowledge to understand the legal implications involved when contributing to or using open-source projects.

Course Structure

• Engaging and Structured Videos: Learn at your own pace with our expertly crafted video lectures delivered by leading industry professionals. Whether you are exploring a new area of law or reinforcing your existing expertise, the series of short videos (around 2-3 minutes each) empower you to learn at your own pace, revisiting concepts as needed. Each video segment is thoughtfully crafted to explain the practical applications and processes related to the specific Definition, Concept, Explanation, Section, or Article being covered.

• Practical Assignments and Solutions: Solidify your knowledge with practical exercises that put theory into action. Wherever required, practical assignments are explained in detail through ‘Solutions Videos’ or ‘Solutions Guide’, wherein our experts walk you through every step for solving practical legal problems either through videos or a documentary guide. 

• Q&A for Knowledge Mastery: Test your understanding and gain clarity through Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) at the end of Chapters. These MCQs test your comprehension and application of mind, ensuring you have the right understanding of the course material.

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Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering.

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  • 1. 📕 Software and Intellectual Property Protection
    • 1.1 ▸ Basics of software
  • 2. 📕 Agreements and contracts in the software domain
    • 2.1 ▸ End user licensing agreement
    • 2.2 ▸ Terms of service
    • 2.3 ▸ Privacy policy
    • 2.4 ▸ Software licensing agreement
  • 3. 📕 Intellectual Property in software should be changed to 'Software patents'
    • I. § Relevant provisions
    • 3.1 ▸ Software patents
    • II. 𝍭 Full text of leading cases
  • 4. 📕 Software protection through copyrights
    • I. § Relevant provisions
    • 4.1 ▸ Software protection through copyrights—1
    • 4.2 ▸ Software protection through copyrights—2
  • 5. 📕 Software protection through designs
    • I. § Relevant provisions
    • 5.1 ▸ Significance of protection of software through designs
    • 5.2 ▸ Software protection under the Designs Act
    • 5.3 ▸ Challenges in obtaining design protection for software GUIs
    • 5.4 ▸ Legitimacy of software GUIs as design features
    • II. 𝍭 Full text of leading cases
  • 6. 📕 Typical IP issues in software
    • 6.1 ▸ Issues on protecting software under patent laws
    • 6.2 ▸ Issues in protecting software under trademark laws
    • 6.3 ▸ Issues in protecting software under copyright laws
    • 6.4 ▸ Issues in protecting software under design laws
    • 6.5 ▸ Issues in protecting software under trade secrets
    • 6.6 ▸ Licensing and distribution issues
    • I. 𝍭 Full text of leading cases
  • 7. 📕 Open-source software issues
    • 7.1 ▸ What is OSS?
    • 7.2.1 ▸ Licensing issues—1
    • 7.2.2 ▸ Licensing issues—2
    • 7.3 ▸ IP Concerns in OSS
  • 8. 📕 IP litigation updates in software domain
    • 8.1 ▸ Case discussion: Exegesis Infotech (India) Pvt. Ltd. v. Medimanage Insurance Broking Pvt. Ltd.
    • 8.2 ▸ Case discussion: Foundry Visionmongers Ltd. v. Ankur Sudhir Sachdev
    • 8.3 ▸ Case discussion: Msc. Software Corporation v. S. Ramanathan
    • 8.4 ▸ Case discussion: SAP Aktiengesellschaft v. Sadiq Pasha Proprietor, M/S. Neologik India
    • 8.5 ▸ Case discussion: Transformative Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd. v. Pawajot Kaur Baweja
    • 8.6 ▸ Case discussion: Ferid Allani v. Union of India
  • I. Index (full text of cases)
    • 𝍭 Full text of leading cases
  • II. Exercises
    • a ✒︎ Exercises
    • b ✒︎ Exercises
    • c ✒︎ Exercises
    • d ✒︎ Exercises
    • e ✒︎ Exercises
    • f ✒︎ Exercises
    • g ✒︎ Exercises


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Tarun Khurana

Founding Partner and IP/Patent Attorney at IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana

Tarun has over 20 years of experience in a broad range of Intellectual Property subject matters with special focus on electronics, telecom, computer implemented, and mechanical subject matters. He has also worked with corporates/institutes across other technical and business domains.


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The most important single aspect of software development is to be clear about what you are trying to build.

Bjarne Stroustrup


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