Most business method patents fall under IPC Class G06Q. The Patent Offices worldwide use IPC patent classification to classify patents that claim a system or apparatus and corresponding methods for performing data processing operations uniquely designed for processing data between servers, & handheld devices.
“At least one” refers to “one or more” components and therefore if a granted patent claims contains ” one ” or “at least one” will make a lot of difference if an infringer infringes upon the patented product. This example illustrates a need for language manipulation in patent claim writing.
Grant of Software Patents in India is possible. Patents filed for innovations relating to computer programs, software and mobile applications protect the novel and inventive features of such innovations from being copied by the competitors. Software Patents in India is granted for an embedded software in a mobile application, and/or software plus hardware combination.
Intellectual Capital Investing in creation of intellectual capital during initial stages results in valuable intellectual property (IP). Such IP can be monetised by way of B2B licensing and technology transfer, thereby creating additional revenue streams. IP portfolio usually comprises patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs and trade secrets, collectively contributing towards intellectual capital of the business. Read… Continue reading Intellectual Property Creation – Patents for Tech Startups