A Bridge Between Copyright and Patent Law: Towards A Modern-Day Reapplication of the Semiconductor Chip Protection ActTimothy T. Hsieh*Article - Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal
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A Bridge Between Copyright and Patent Law: Towards A Modern-Day Reapplication of the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act
Timothy T. Hsieh*
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28 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media &Ent. L.J. 729 (2018).

Article by Timothy T. Hsieh

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his Paper analyzes the history of the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act (SCPA), 17 U.S.C. §§ 901–914, and asks why the statute is so seldom used in intellectual property litigation. Afterwards, this Paper makes the argument that the SCPA should be used more in intellectual property litigation, perhaps in tandem with patent litigation, and can be a viable form of protection for semiconductor micro-fabrication companies or integrated circuit design companies engaged in pioneering innovations within the cutting-edge field of semiconductor technology


*Visiting Scholar and Senior Researcher, University of California Berkeley School of Law. LL.M., University of California Berkeley, School of the Law, 2017; J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2007; M.S., UCLA, Electrical Engineering, 2011; B.S., University of California, Berkeley, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2004. The Author would like to thank Karl J. Kramer of Morrison & Foerster in Palo Alto, lead counsel for Altera in Altera v. Clear Logic, for providing his time and insight, as well as Jacqueline K.S. Lee of Jones Day in Palo Alto for her invaluable feedback, editing and suggestions.