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Rights of owners of layout-design (topography) of integrated circuits

Rights of owners of layout-design (topography) of integrated circuits

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Rights of owners of layout-design (topography) of integrated circuits


A layout-design (topography) of integrated circuits right is a personal property.  A qualified owner has the exclusive right to reproduce or to commercially exploit his protected layout-design (topography) of integrated circuit.  The owner may bring civil actions for infringement of the exclusive rights.  Your rights as the owner of layout-design (topography) of integrated circuits include but are not limited to the following:

  1. the right to obtain a court order (called an injunction) to stop a competitor from infringing your rights in layout-design (topography) of integrated circuits
  1. the right to obtain monetary compensation (called damages or account of profits) from an infringer that has unlawfully copied your circuit layout rights work, or exercised any of the other rights attached to your circuit layout rights work
  1. the right to obtain a court order for delivery up or disposal of infringing articles
  1. the right to grant a licence to another person to exploit your rights in layout-design (topography) of integrated circuits, in return for royalties and other payments
  1. the right to sell your rights in layout-design (topography) of integrated circuits
  1. the right to make a gift of your rights in layout-design (topography) of integrated circuits in your will.