Bir iPhone Developer, öz intellektual mülkünü qoruyur necə
The term intellectual property is a big part of today’s technology lingo and it is definitely something that iPhone developers need to look into when creating an innovative application. In this article I will go over ways that an iPhone developer can protect their intellectual property.
There are three major types of intellectual property:
Copyright is a fairly simple concept and basically means that when you create an application, write an article, or make song it is automatically protected. People cannot just simply go and copy your intellectual property without your consent. If you’re trying to protect your video, graphics, and text from being directly and literally copied, a copyright may be the best defense for you.
A trademark lets a company that has a created an application, protect its name, look, feel, and various other items of the app so other iPhone developers can’t create a copycat to confuse buyers into buying it. If you’re trying to identify your iPhone application and services to your consumers and you want to prevent others from copying those names then trademark protection may be for you.
A patent is a government granted monopoly. A patent is the hardest intellectual property to gain: you file a patent and then wait, often years. If you don’t have tens of thousands of dollars it can cost for a law firm to draft your patent, you can, with the help of a lawyer, buy some initial protection for your application. You can file a provisional patent for about $1,000 bucks. This gives you a year to file the real one and provides some evidence of the date in which you invented your application.
Oh, and for help to make iPhone Applications check out the No Programming Experience Ebook