PATENTS & SOFTWARE
a very unsexy  su.b.je.ct
the truth <ul><ul><li>NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH </li></ul></ul>
3 <ul><li>How many of you have ever earned money from a granted patent? </li></ul>
<ul><ul><li>? </li></ul></ul>
we love <ul><ul><li>code </li></ul></ul>
CODE <ul><li>LANGUAGE </li></ul><ul><li>LITERATURE </li></ul><ul><li>MATHEMATICS </li></ul><ul><li>CULTURE </li></ul>
CODE <ul><ul><li>NOT A MACHINE </li></ul></ul>
THE REALITY PART 1 <ul><li>CODE = SOFTWARE </li></ul>
THE REALITY PART 2 <ul><li>SOFTWARE IS not PHYSICAL </li></ul>
INTELLECTUAL  PROPERTY COPYRIGHT    INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY LITERATURE SCIENTIFIC ART MUSIC DESIGN PATENTS TRADEMARKS TRADE SE...
WHY <ul><ul><li>DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOFTWARE PATENTS? </li></ul></ul>
FACT 1 <ul><ul><li>SOFTWARE IS PATENTABLE IN THE US </li></ul></ul>
FACT 2 <ul><ul><li>SOFTWARE IS not PATENTABLE  IN EP-land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EPC art. 56  </li></ul></ul>
patent à la mac OS X <ul><ul><li>patent noun |ˈpatnt| 1 a government authority to an individual or organization conferring...
patent  <ul><ul><li>a title issued by a governmental entity that entitles the owner to a geographically and time limited m...
http://www.wipo.int/freepublications/ en/patents/485/wipo_pub_485.pdf
EPC Article 52 (1)   patentable inventions <ul><li>NEW </li></ul><ul><li>INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION </li></ul><ul><li>INVOLVE ...
inventive step source: http://www.wipo.int/freepublications/en/patents/485/wipo_pub_485.pdf
EPC Article 52 (2)   exclusions <ul><li>DISCOVERIES, SCIENTIFIC THEORIES AND MATHEMATICAL METHODS </li></ul><ul><li>AESTHE...
PATENT PATHS APPLICATION  EXAM    GRANT  ADMIN Euro-PCT RO EP CH CH CH EP CH EP PCT
COSTS 0 20'000 40000 60000 80000 100000 120000 Frs CH EP PCT PA, TRANSLATIONS ANNUITIES (10 YRS.) REGIONAL GRANT EXAM SEAR...
BECAUSE <ul><ul><li>EXIST </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ENFORCABLE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PART OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN </li>...
how much code is in the public domain?
Public domain <ul><li>Open source </li></ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Expired patent applications </li></ul>
STATE OF THE ART <ul><ul><li>INCLUDES ALL PUBLICATIONS IN ANY LANGUAGE AVAILABLE UP TO THE FILING DATE </li></ul></ul>
PATENT DATABASES http://www.delphion.com/research/ http://www.questel.orbit.com/en/index.htm DEPATIS net http://ep.espacen...
+ <ul><li>http://osapa.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.openinventionnetwork.com/ </li></ul><ul><...
google patents
advanced search mask
ECLA
prior art
thank you <ul><ul><li>http://www.uncondition.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
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    1. 1. PATENTS & SOFTWARE
    2. 2. a very unsexy su.b.je.ct
    3. 3. the truth <ul><ul><li>NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. 3 <ul><li>How many of you have ever earned money from a granted patent? </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><ul><li>? </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. we love <ul><ul><li>code </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. CODE <ul><li>LANGUAGE </li></ul><ul><li>LITERATURE </li></ul><ul><li>MATHEMATICS </li></ul><ul><li>CULTURE </li></ul>
    8. 8. CODE <ul><ul><li>NOT A MACHINE </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. THE REALITY PART 1 <ul><li>CODE = SOFTWARE </li></ul>
    10. 10. THE REALITY PART 2 <ul><li>SOFTWARE IS not PHYSICAL </li></ul>
    11. 11. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COPYRIGHT INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY LITERATURE SCIENTIFIC ART MUSIC DESIGN PATENTS TRADEMARKS TRADE SECRET life+70 YRS.  5 x 5 YRS. 20 YRS (+5) 10 YRS * X FORM FORM SOLUTION BRAND ******
    12. 12. WHY <ul><ul><li>DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOFTWARE PATENTS? </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. FACT 1 <ul><ul><li>SOFTWARE IS PATENTABLE IN THE US </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. FACT 2 <ul><ul><li>SOFTWARE IS not PATENTABLE IN EP-land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EPC art. 56 </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. patent à la mac OS X <ul><ul><li>patent noun |ˈpatnt| 1 a government authority to an individual or organization conferring a right or title, esp. the sole right to make, use, or sell some invention : he took out a patent for an improved steam hammer. [ORIGIN: Compare with letters patent . ] 2 short for patent leather . </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. patent <ul><ul><li>a title issued by a governmental entity that entitles the owner to a geographically and time limited monopoly </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. http://www.wipo.int/freepublications/ en/patents/485/wipo_pub_485.pdf
    18. 18. EPC Article 52 (1) patentable inventions <ul><li>NEW </li></ul><ul><li>INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION </li></ul><ul><li>INVOLVE AN INVENTIVE STEP </li></ul>
    19. 19. inventive step source: http://www.wipo.int/freepublications/en/patents/485/wipo_pub_485.pdf
    20. 20. EPC Article 52 (2) exclusions <ul><li>DISCOVERIES, SCIENTIFIC THEORIES AND MATHEMATICAL METHODS </li></ul><ul><li>AESTHETIC CREATIONS </li></ul><ul><li>SCHEMES, RULES AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING MENTAL ACTS, PLAYING GAMES OR DOING BUSINESS, AND PROGRAMS FOR COMPUTERS </li></ul>
    21. 21. PATENT PATHS APPLICATION EXAM GRANT ADMIN Euro-PCT RO EP CH CH CH EP CH EP PCT
    22. 22. COSTS 0 20'000 40000 60000 80000 100000 120000 Frs CH EP PCT PA, TRANSLATIONS ANNUITIES (10 YRS.) REGIONAL GRANT EXAM SEARCH DESIGNATION APPLICATION
    23. 23. BECAUSE <ul><ul><li>EXIST </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ENFORCABLE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PART OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PART OF THE STATE OF THE ART </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. how much code is in the public domain?
    25. 25. Public domain <ul><li>Open source </li></ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Expired patent applications </li></ul>
    26. 26. STATE OF THE ART <ul><ul><li>INCLUDES ALL PUBLICATIONS IN ANY LANGUAGE AVAILABLE UP TO THE FILING DATE </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. PATENT DATABASES http://www.delphion.com/research/ http://www.questel.orbit.com/en/index.htm DEPATIS net http://ep.espacenet.com/
    28. 28. + <ul><li>http://osapa.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.openinventionnetwork.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikipatents.com </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul>
    29. 29. google patents
    30. 30. advanced search mask
    31. 31. ECLA
    32. 32. prior art
    33. 33. thank you <ul><ul><li>http://www.uncondition.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://dannie.wordpress.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the next </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>skype: tensoriana </li></ul></ul>

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