eNewsMediaMagazine: Intellectual Property Rights and Software Protection - A Programmer’s View
Forum » Resources / News picks » eNewsMediaMagazine: Intellectual Property Rights and Software Protection - A Programmer’s View
Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 23 Sep 2008 16:20
Number of posts: 1
rss icon RSS: New posts
Summary:
In order to obtain a patent for software, an invention must be new, inventive, have an industrial application and not fall into excluded subject matter. Excluded subject matter are scientific theories, mathematical methods, rules or scheme of performing a mental act, methods of doing business and the presentation of information and computer program. Difficulties are experienced by applicants for software patents because software needs something extra: a technical effect. It is the technical effect produced by the software that is patentable, and not the software itself.
New Post