UX poises a real challenge in Intellectual Property, it is unclear what can or can’t be protected. While some commentators think UX must be protected in order to help innovation and innovators recuperate their costs of development, others think that most UX can’t be protected or needs to get a very “thin” protection in order to not give a monopoly to certain companies.
In this lecture we will talk about the uniqueness of UX design in the legal world, the challenges in protecting it, and some ideas of how IP protection might be feasible.
Lior Zelering (B.A, L.L.B. L.L.M) is a digital strategist, lecturer and UX designer that has done an extensive research about UX IP protection for his L.L.M thesis that was later published as a book titled “The existing and appropriate intellectual property protection for User interfaces and User experience”. His unique perspective about this subject comes from his experience as a developer and a designer and from his extensive research on computer IP in general and in UX IP protection specifically.