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WaaghBakri
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November 15th, 2006, 2:03 pm

Is a company's database schema it's intellectual property? Thanks.
 
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DominicConnor
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November 15th, 2006, 3:18 pm

Yes.It is a non trivial expression of an idea.Thus at the very least it's copyright.Possibly it implicitly includes a unique business process, so can be patented in some places.Also, it's possible, (though rather unlikely) that in the DDL it has some patentable coding technique.
 
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November 15th, 2006, 8:21 pm

Thanks for the info/opinion. Do appreciate it...
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