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The new podcast series on IT Law by Prof. Hoeren deals with legal pitfalls concerning IT ventures in general. Issues to be discussed inter alia are the legal protection of product ideas and legal questions on the development and the distribution of software.
The first volume of the podcast series on IT law focuses on how a software idea can be legally protected. In particular, Prof. Hoeren explains the protection afforded by §§ 17, 18 UWG and the new European Directive on the Protection of Trade Secrets and sets out the requirements for confidentiality agreements (NDA). Download
In the second volume of the podcast series on IT law, the subject of discussion is the legal protection of software. Prof. Hoeren outlines the requirements laid down by the German Patent Act, the German Trade Mark Act and the German Act on the Legal Protection of Design. Moreover he comments on the protection offered… Read more »
The third volume of the podcast series on IT law provides an insight into how to prepare the sales of software. The focus is on contractual agreements regarding exploitation rights and on the legal consequences of missing contractual agreements. Download
In the fourth volume of the podcast series on IT law, Prof. Hoeren describes the structure of software assignment agreements in terms of formalities and content. He concentrates on their legal nature and evaluates typical contract terms from a legal perspective. Download
In the fifth volume of the podcast series on IT law, Prof. Hoeren continues explaining the structure of software assignment agreements in terms of content. In doing so, he focuses especially on the problems regarding the determination of a software defect in the course of defects liability as well as on the possibilities to limit… Read more »