Integrating Software and Information Technology Patents to Generate Internet of Things (IoT) Patents
The following internet of things patent article is the analysis as how IoT is connecting to virtually everything by Internet of Things (IoT) Patent Attorney. IoT is changing the way people will interact in near future.
IoT, or Internet of Things is an emerging field in India and compared to presently growing technology sectors, like smartphones, IoT is a broad industry vertical. Interesting aspect of IoT is that it includes both hardware and software, with hardware being the crucial component.
Internet of Things (IoT) Patent Attorney: India as a market is well known for software but is yet to make its mark when it comes to hardware. Disruptions caused by hardware based innovations are bound to cause a rapid increase in the number of patents filed in India, both by local and international patent applicants.
Another crucial aspect of IoT is applications connecting hardware and software, wherein such programs may not be eligible for patent protection individually, but overall combination of applications and hardware may result in valuable intellectual property that can be protected by way of patents.
However, Indian patent office is not well known for efficiency and huge backlog of pending applications has been a cause of concern since long. Although things have improved since 2015, there’s still a long way to go before speedy examination of patent applications is achieved in reality.
As an example, below numbers and graph illustrate total number of patents filed in India by technology companies including Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook and Samsung.
In contrast, below numbers and graph illustrates the number of patents granted to said companies.
The huge difference between the number of patents filed and those still pending highlights the dilemma faced by patent applicants in India, i.e. whether to file patents in India or not, because pending patents don’t grant much rights and are difficult to enforce in case of patent infringement.
Till the time situation improves, a strategy that can be adopted is to strongly protect innovations by combination of intellectual property rights (IPR), such as trademark for brand name and logo, copyright for source code and product literature, and patent protection for technological and functional aspects. In additions, strong agreements and contracts can be executed with employees, vendors, consultants, advisors, business partners etc. to ensure corresponding IP Rights associated with innovative products, services and solutions are respected in the market and unauthorised use without proper permissions / compensation is prevented.
Internet of Things (IoT) Patent Attorney
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Internet of Things (IoT) Patent Attorney: Software Patent FAQs:
- How are software patents granted in India?
- Does Indian patent law allow software patents?
- How to apply for software patent in India?
- How to patent a software in India?
- How to patent a mobile application in India?
- What are the examples of software patents in India?
- What is a Provisional Patent Application?
- What are advantages of Filing a Provisional Patent Application?
- How can Patent Search help in determining Patentability of Invention?
- What is the meaning of Patent Pending Status?
Rahul Dev is a Iot Patent Attorney & International Business Lawyer practicing Technology, Intellectual Property & Corporate Laws. He is reachable at info (at) techcorplegal (dot) com & @rdpatentlawyer on Twitter
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