Navigation


RSS: articles / comments



Why Embedded Systems are patentable?

2010-10-01 @ 00:01, Category, Comments

Embedded systems are patentable because they do not fall under section 3(k) of Indian Patent act. According to Section 3(k) computer programs are excluded from patentability. Computer programs are a set of instructions for controlling a sequence of operations of a data processing system. Computer program may merely be written on paper or recorded on some machine readable medium such as magnetic tape or disc or optionally scanned record, or it may be permanently recorded in a control store forming part of a computer.

Continue


Interpretation of section 3(k) of Indian Patent Act

2010-10-15 @ 00:01, Category, Comments

According to section 3(k) of Indian Patent Act “a mathematical or business method or computer programs per see or algorithms” are not inventions. A patent application having claims directed to mathematical equation cannot be claimed but if a device or system which works according to some mathematical equation should be a patentable invention. More specifically mathematical equations cannot be patented but if a device or apparatus or system works according to the new mathematical equation or implements the mathematical equation than that apparatus/device should be considered as patentable invention.

Continue


IP as a Business Asset for Small and Medium Enterprises

2010-10-15 @ 00:01, Category, Comments

An enterprise’s assets may be broadly divided into two categories: physical assets – including buildings, machinery, financial assets and infrastructure – and intangible assets – ranging from human capital and know how to ideas, brands and designs and other intangible fruits of a company’s creative and innovative capacity. Traditionally, physical assets have been responsible for the bulk of values of a company, and were considered to be largely responsible for determining the competitiveness of an enterprise in the market place. In recent years, the situation has changed significantly. Increasingly, and largely as a result of information technology revolution and growth of the service economy, companies are realizing that intangible assets are often becoming more valuable than their physical assets.

Continue