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A very brief introduction to software patents presented at SHiFT on September 29, 2006 in Lisbon.

A very brief introduction to software patents presented at SHiFT on September 29, 2006 in Lisbon.

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  • PATENTS & SOFTWARE
  • a very unsexy su.b.je.ct
  • the truth
      • NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
  • 3
    • How many of you have ever earned money from a granted patent?
      • ?
  • we love
      • code
  • CODE
    • LANGUAGE
    • LITERATURE
    • MATHEMATICS
    • CULTURE
  • CODE
      • NOT A MACHINE
  • THE REALITY PART 1
    • CODE = SOFTWARE
  • THE REALITY PART 2
    • SOFTWARE IS not PHYSICAL
  • 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 ******
  • WHY
      • DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOFTWARE PATENTS?
  • FACT 1
      • SOFTWARE IS PATENTABLE IN THE US
  • FACT 2
      • SOFTWARE IS not PATENTABLE IN EP-land
      • EPC art. 56
  • patent à la mac OS X
      • 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 .
  • patent
      • a title issued by a governmental entity that entitles the owner to a geographically and time limited monopoly
  • http://www.wipo.int/freepublications/ en/patents/485/wipo_pub_485.pdf
  • EPC Article 52 (1) patentable inventions
    • NEW
    • INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION
    • INVOLVE AN INVENTIVE STEP
  • inventive step source: http://www.wipo.int/freepublications/en/patents/485/wipo_pub_485.pdf
  • EPC Article 52 (2) exclusions
    • DISCOVERIES, SCIENTIFIC THEORIES AND MATHEMATICAL METHODS
    • AESTHETIC CREATIONS
    • SCHEMES, RULES AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING MENTAL ACTS, PLAYING GAMES OR DOING BUSINESS, AND PROGRAMS FOR COMPUTERS
  • 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 SEARCH DESIGNATION APPLICATION
  • BECAUSE
      • EXIST
      • ENFORCABLE
      • PART OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
      • PART OF THE STATE OF THE ART
  • how much code is in the public domain?
  • Public domain
    • Open source
    • Publications
    • Expired patent applications
  • STATE OF THE ART
      • INCLUDES ALL PUBLICATIONS IN ANY LANGUAGE AVAILABLE UP TO THE FILING DATE
  • PATENT DATABASES http://www.delphion.com/research/ http://www.questel.orbit.com/en/index.htm DEPATIS net http://ep.espacenet.com/
  • +
    • http://osapa.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
    • http://www.openinventionnetwork.com/
    • www.wikipatents.com
    • +
  • google patents
  • advanced search mask
  • ECLA
  • prior art
  • thank you
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      • the office
      • http://dannie.wordpress.com/
      • the next
      • skype: tensoriana