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@cm You always need a lawyer if you have to do something in that area. The laws are currently not really well-defined and it seems that it is up to the lawyer to interprate them
at, 6 years ago  
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@at So what's the most important point you've learned there? In one post.
cm, 6 years ago  
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you can get patent for computer grogram if it is a technical solution, has novelty and not obvious to other at the state of the art
at, 6 years ago  
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ms patent for clipboard is valid, because it increase your speed of work, hence solution for technical problem
at, 6 years ago  
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server-client solution like ebay is not an invention,hence no patent.
at, 6 years ago  
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if you use math methods to solve technical problem, then this is patentable, however the math algorithm still not
at, 6 years ago  
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patent protects invention NOT a computer program. invention must have a technical character, what ever this means
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@at me too
cm, 6 years ago  
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not inventions: math methods, scientific theories, rules, presentations, programs for computer(hmm i think i got lost here :) )
at, 6 years ago  
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patentability: novelty (untalken,is not formed by state of the art), non-disclosure, so no papers!
at, 6 years ago  
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patents protect a function which you developed. patent protection should be choosen as broad as possible
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any solution which solves some technical problem is applicable as a patent
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subcontractors must specify at the beginning,how they separate the copyrightbproperties. otherwise you would get troubles when "divorse"
at, 6 years ago  
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Interestingly, patents exists to protect one inventor from stealing his IP, by pursuing another re-*inventors*, even if they didn't steal...
cm, 6 years ago  
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the underlying idea and functionality is unofrtunately not protected by copyright. patents are different
at, 6 years ago  
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@cm yes somewhere this is true ;) however you have to change then every letter. for binary prg means, recompile it,so that it looks differently
at, 6 years ago  
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however functionality can be sometimes protected by patents - limited geographically, max 20 years lifetime
at, 6 years ago  
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@at this means, if I take your code, add spaces and tabs and use it for commercial purposes, you can't do anything about it?
cm, 6 years ago  
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@at yeah, sure, I was just kidding ;)
cm, 6 years ago  
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your intellectual work in form of software is not really copyrighted, not even the functionality. just pure code string, lol
at, 6 years ago  
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your design is protected for 25 years and is geographically limited. your code is protected by copyright,however only the pure code string
at, 6 years ago  
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trademark tm, can only be registered in certain contries, you have to do it everywhere where you want to protect your name
at, 6 years ago  
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@cm if you have a bottle on your desk, you cannot create a copy of it. for software this is trivial
at, 6 years ago  
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intellectual properties: trademark/name, logo, package, company name, domain name, so almost everything
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@at "a real product can not be copied on its own" Sigmar should take a closer look to China, haha.
cm, 6 years ago  
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diff between products and computer software is the ability to copy a programm. a real product can not be copied on its own
at, 6 years ago  
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presentation isgiven by Sigmar Lampe, works.in lux at patent office
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Btw, do the patents expire in some amount of years & enter the public domain?
cm, 6 years ago  
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software is to some kind patentable in eu today
at, 6 years ago  
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I am in a talk now,which is about software patents. Let's see if they will give us good overview about this topic
at, 6 years ago  
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