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semi conductor chip or mask work law

Serbo-Croat translation: zakon o zaštiti inovacija u industriji poluvodiča i čipova,

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English term or phrase:semi conductor chip or mask work law
Serbo-Croat translation:zakon o zaštiti inovacija u industriji poluvodiča i čipova,
Entered by: Gordana Podvezanec
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17:25 Mar 22, 2003
English to Serbo-Croat translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
English term or phrase: semi conductor chip or mask work law
(a) any and all proprietary rights provided under (i) patent law, (ii) copyright law, (iii) trademark law, (iv) design patent or industrial design law, (v) semi conductor chip or mask work law, or (vi) any other statutory provision or common law principle applicable to this Agreement which may provide a right in ideas, formulae, algorithms, concepts, inventions or know how;
Bogdan Petrovic
Serbia
Local time: 05:55
zakon o zaštiti inovacija u industriji poluvodièa i èipova,
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What is a mask work?
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A mask work is a creative work protected under the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act. Although nowadays few chip makers worry about it, there was a time several years ago when semiconductor chip makers were concerned that a competitor would knock off a semiconductor chip by purchasing one of the chips, removing the semiconductor layers one by one, photographing the layers, and using the photographs to generate replicas of the chip. The Semiconductor Chip Protection Act was intended to allow chip makers to register the masks, which would then provide certain remedies against copiers. The protection is thus a copyright-like protection.

It turns out that there have been virtually no lawsuits brought under the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act, and a very few mask work registrations have been filed. We believe this is because people who are attempted to knock off someone else's integrated circuit nowadays typically have easier ways to do it than by photographing layers and making photographs of the layers. Thus, the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act protects against a type of infringement that is no longer a day-to-day economic threat.

The U.S. Copyright Office has a circular about mask work protection.

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5zakon o zaštiti inovacija u industriji poluvodièa i èipova,
Gordana Podvezanec


  

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zakon o zaštiti inovacija u industriji poluvodièa i èipova,


Explanation:


pogledajte objašnjenje:
What is a mask work?
© Copyright 1993-1995 Oppedahl & Larson LLP.
Disclaimer: This is not legal advice. Click for information on the purpose of this page.

A mask work is a creative work protected under the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act. Although nowadays few chip makers worry about it, there was a time several years ago when semiconductor chip makers were concerned that a competitor would knock off a semiconductor chip by purchasing one of the chips, removing the semiconductor layers one by one, photographing the layers, and using the photographs to generate replicas of the chip. The Semiconductor Chip Protection Act was intended to allow chip makers to register the masks, which would then provide certain remedies against copiers. The protection is thus a copyright-like protection.

It turns out that there have been virtually no lawsuits brought under the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act, and a very few mask work registrations have been filed. We believe this is because people who are attempted to knock off someone else's integrated circuit nowadays typically have easier ways to do it than by photographing layers and making photographs of the layers. Thus, the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act protects against a type of infringement that is no longer a day-to-day economic threat.

The U.S. Copyright Office has a circular about mask work protection.




    Reference: http://www.patents.com/copyrigh.htm#mask-work
Gordana Podvezanec
Croatia
Local time: 05:55
Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian, Native in SlovenianSlovenian
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