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  • 1. Institute of Intellectual Property Research & Development Presentation on Intellectual Property as a Low Investment Growth Mantra Vinod Khurana, Director, IIPRD 19’th June’08
  • 2. Agenda
    • Introduction to Intellectual Property
    • Scope of Software Patents in Indian Patent System
    • Scope of growth for Corporates through IP
    • Background of the Institute & In-house Law Firm
    • Services Offered by the Institute along with Law Firm
  • 3. Introduction to Intellectual Property
    • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) is a collection of rights that are granted for any mental work or creation that involves intellectual inputs.
    • These rights are granted for stipulated period of time giving the owner monopoly in the technology
    • Intellectual Property Profile, specially in India, has undergone sweeping changes in the past. Intellectual Property has now become a core area for the growth of any corporate.
    • With the growth in International trade and globalization of economic activities, the scope and definition of Intellectual Property is expanding internationally.
  • 4. Indian Patent Act, 1970
    • Some Post 2005 Definitions
    • Sec. 2(j) Invention
      • Any new product or process
      • Involves an Inventive Step
      • Capable of Industrial Application
    • Sec. 2(ja) Inventive Step-Feature involving
      • Technical advancement; or
      • Economic significance; or
      • Combination of above
    • and makes it non obvious to a person skilled in the art
  • 5. Software Patents in India
    • Section 3(k): An invention pertaining to a mathematical or business model or a computer programme per se is not patentable.
    • What makes a software invention patentable in India
      • Inventions showing technical effect
      • Giving a tangible result
      • Incorporating and/or impacting hardware elements
      • Should have a specific limitation
      • Improving properties of hardware elements (increasing processor speed, decreasing processing time, lower memory utilization)
      • Examples of what applications are protectable:
        • Embedded Systems
        • Firmware based application
        • Applications impacting hardware element (s) in a technical manner
  • 6. Scope of Copyrights in Software Domain
    • Copyrights are given only for particular expression of an idea and not the idea itself.
    • Copyrights can prevent copying of the code having a set of instructions.
    • Software copyright can protect:
      • Set of instructions
      • Tables, Compilations including computer databases
    • by simply recording the program on a tangible medium such as ROM, Magnetic tape, Diskette
    • Requirements for Registration of Copyright office
      • Application on Form IV
      • Portions of the software (Specially the first and last few pages)
      • Sum of Rs. 10 per work of protection
  • 7. Copyright vs. Patents
    • Disadvantages of a protecting Software as a Copyright
    • Prevents only direct copying not different embodiments of carrying out the same methods and systems.
    • Independent recreation of the set of instruction does not constitute infringement.
    • Patents are much more effective in preventing infringement and gaining monopoly for the software system and/or method.
    • Disadvantages of protecting Software as Patent
    • Higher costs involved and long prosecution time
    • May get tough to attain in some designated countries
    • In spite of higher costs involved, it is highly recommended to get the software patented to ensure that all implementation and embodiments of the invention is secured from infringement.
  • 8. Legal Focus Areas
    • Patents
      • Patent Application Preparation
      • Worldwide Patent Filing, registration, and renewal
      • Patent Prosecution
      • Search-Mapping (Patentability Searches, Infringement Analysis, Invalidation, FTO)
      • Patent Strategy Development
      • Landscaping
      • Patent Portfolio Management
      • Patent Valuation, Licensing, and Commercialization
      • IP Audit and Due-Diligence
      • Litigation Support
      • IP Cell Creation And Intellectual Property Manual Development
  • 9. IIPRD Alliances
    • International Alliances
    • European Patent Office
    • D Young & Co.
    • Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
    • CRA International, Inc.
    • Ladas & Parry
    • Sughrue Mion, PLLC
    • Henkel, Feiler & Hanzel..among others
    • Indian Alliances
    • Technology Information Forecasting & Assessment Council
    • Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
  • 10. Key Differentiators
    • End-to-End IP Services
    • High Level of Client Orientation
    • High Level of Technical and Legal Expertise of the Team (Team Selected from Premier Colleges in India)
    • Team of Patent Attorneys/Agents having strong credentials and expertise in Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Biotechnology, Software, Electronics & Telecommunications, and Mechanical domains
    • Highly qualified team of CA’s for conducting IP Valuation and IP Audit Exercises
  • 11. Executive Director
    • Mr. Vinod Khurana
    • Vinod Khurana has been in the field of Business Legal Finance for the last 35 years. Khurana started his practice in Intellectual Property, with focus on Protection and Commercialization of Intellectual Property in late nineties. He has been researching and educating on fighting thefts and frauds of intellectual Properties and white-collar crimes, by practicing a mix of Law, Intellectual Property, Accounting, Ethics and Criminology coupled with his professional qualification being a B.Com, PGDFA, LLB, MBA, AICWA, CFA among other specialization qualifications in Investigation and Commercialization of Intellectual Property.
    • Vinod Khurana is also the Executive Director of the Institute of Intellectual Property Research & Development. Mr. Khurana has been speaking on IP Valuation, Due Diligence and Theft of Intellectual Property at various Industrial Forums, National and International Seminars. Khurana has also undertaken various dedicated Workshops and Seminars for well established corporates such as Wockhardt, Indian Oil Corporation, ITC, TVS Group, CSIR, among many others. Department of Economic Affair, Ministry of Finance, Government of India has also empanelled him for appointment as Special Director on the Board of Sick Industrial Companies.