What Do UI Designers Think About Protecting Their Designs?
User interfaces are intellectual property that can be protected. Do designers know what the rules are? Do they care? A survey of professionals looks at what they think.
KeywordsIntellectual Property Display Screen Intellectual Property Protection Patent Office Design Community
Thanks to Mr. Hirokazu Kobayashi, deputy director of the JPO, for allowing me to publish information from the survey on current UI designers. Also, my appreciation to the respondents, who granted me permission to use their names and statements in this chapter.
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