Looking for prior art
Posted Aug 24, 2012 23:30 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Looking for prior art
Parent article: Mobile patent wars: Google goes on the attack
Technical artifacts should only be allowed exactly one form of legal protection
That seems to be the case to me. Patent and copyright cover such fundementally different things, nothing could be covered by both, and both patent and copyright involve disclosure, so couldn't cover the same thing as a trade secret.
Now, if patent applications did include source listings, then patents would apparently be redundant with copyright. So it's a good thing they don't.
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