Soft intellectual property

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Soft intellectual property is sometimes used to refer to trademarks, copyright, design rights and passing off, in contrast to "hard intellectual property", which is sometimes used to refer to patents.[1][2] Use of this phrase is controversial among IP practitioners.[3]

The phrase "soft intellectual property" or Soft IP also refers to a system for licensing patents proposed in 2008. See Soft IP.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Specialisations: IP, Law Careers.net. Consulted on March 14, 2009.
  2. ^ ip4inno web site, Topic Browser. Consulted on March 14, 2009.
  3. ^ Eric Goldman, Let's Stop Using the Term “Soft IP,” Technology & Marketing Law Blog, Jan. 8, 2013