"Integrated circuit" refers to semiconductor integrated circuit, namely semi-finished products or final products that use semiconductor material as the substrate, and integrate two or more components, at least one of which shall be the active component, and part or all of interconnected circuits between or on the substrate to perform some kind of electronic function;

"Layout designs of integrated circuit" (hereinafter referred to as "layout design") means the three-dimensional disposition of integrated circuit that has two or more components, at least one of which shall be the active component, and has part or all of interconnected circuits, or the three-dimensional disposition mentioned above that is prepared for the manufacturing of integrated circuit;

The layout design under protection shall have originality; namely, the layout design shall be the achievements of the creator's intellectual work, and when it is created, that layout design shall not be generally recognized as a routine design by the creators of layout design and the producers of integrated circuit. With regard to layout design composed of routine designs, the combination as a whole shall meet the requirements prescribed in the previous clause.


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