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An outline of patent problems--and solutions
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| Of course, post-Bilski, we may be entering a period of court-ordered
| disarmament, which would be fantastic. The Bilski decision puts software
| patents on the defensive, and it hopefully will help to clear the minefield
| that currently helps only incumbents--and arguably hurts even them more than
| it helps them.
Intellectual property rights – Which Right is right for you?
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| You may have heard some types of technology are not ‘patentable’. In fact,
| this is in a fairly limited set of circumstances. For example, you may think
| software is not ‘patentable’ but it is possible to obtain software patents.
| We’ll be looking at this in more detail in future. However, to obtain
| meaningful protection for any invention, it can be crucial that the patent
| specification is well-written by a skilled patent draftsman and this is
| especially true for software/computer-related inventions.
| You may also think it’s not possible to obtain patents for business methods,
| another area we’ll look at in future. It may be possible to obtain a patent
| for a business method depending on the technology implemented and the country
| you’re trying to obtain the patent in. For instance, patents for ‘business
| methods’ are alive and well in Singapore today.
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