Perspectives of patent protection for computer programs indeveloping information economy

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The article discusses patent protection for computer software and possibilities for implementing thereof in the developing information economy such as Lithuania. The article provides an overview of major international developments and Lithuanian situation in the field, also discusses possible alternatives and influence of patent protection for computer software on innovation and development of the information economy.
Conclusions of the article provide guidelines for patent reform in the countries of developing information economy like Lithuania, as well as argues on the necessity of integration of national patent system with the international initiatives and creation of regional and supranational innovation areas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-126
JournalJurisprudencija: mokslo darbai
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2002



  • Patent protection
  • Computer software

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