Appellate win for Borland may limit `look and feel' cases

Barney, Doug
March 1995
InfoWorld;3/20/95, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p28
Trade Publication
Reports on the implications of a ruling by the US Court of Appeals that cleared Borland International Inc. in a copyright infringement suit brought by Lotus Development Corp. Potential legal precedent that will limit the scope of future intellectual property disputes; Lotus' claims that Borland illegally copied menu features of its 1-2-3 spreadsheet when Borland designed its Quattro Pro spreadsheet.


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