Software & Hardware technologies
A suggested definition of software patent has been proposed by the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII) as being a "patent on any performance of a computer realized by means of a computer program".
There are essentially four types of intellectual property rights relevant to software/Hardware: patents, copyrights, trade secrets and trademarks. Each affords a different type of legal protection. Patents, copyrights and trade secrets can be used to protect the technology itself.
Why Patent Software
Software patents can be extremely powerful economic tools. They can protect features of a program that cannot be protected under copyright or trade secret law. For example, patents can be obtained for ideas, systems, methods, algorithms, and functions embodied in a software product: editing functions, user-interface features, compiling techniques, operating system techniques, program algorithms, menu arrangements, display presentations or arrangements, and program language translation methods.
Since patent rights are exclusive, anyone making, using or selling the patented invention without the patent owner’s authorization is guilty of infringement. Penalties are stiff and include triple damages. Once a patent for an invention is granted, subsequent “independent” (i.e., without access to the patented technology) development of the invention by another inventor is still considered infringement.
How we can help
We have a experts in diverse technologies including and specializing in software technologies, Semiconductor technologies, information technology and internet, materials and polymer science, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications and trademarks and copyright laws giving us an edge in successfully guiding through extremely complex area of software technology patenting.
Pharmaceutical Laws relate to the creation, sale, distribution, and use of pharmaceutical drugs. These laws include intellectual property rights to protect drug manufacturers’ research, safety standards to protect the public from harmful side effects, restrictions on marketing drugs to the public, and rules regarding how drugs may be prescribed and distributed.
Intellectual Property protection in Pharmaceutical industry
Pharmaceutical industries invest millions of dollars in their research in developing new drugs. It is important for companies to be able to protect their investments . This is typically done through the use of patents. Patents can apply to the method of synthesizing a drug, the chemical makeup of a new molecule, or possibly even to certain genetic discoveries. There are many other potential uses for patents in the field of pharmaceutical law, as well.
How we can help
We can help protect your investment into the research by providing valuable services in all aspects of intellectual property using our vast in depth expertise in pharmaceutical industry .
Biotechnology refers to a diverse set of traditional and new technologies that use biological systems, living organisms or derivatives to produce products or processes for a specific use. The Biotech Industry in India is witnessing accelerated growth due to new enterprise and innovation. Our Firm has extensive experience in biotechnology sector.
How we can help
Our Firm advises clients on statutory and regulatory requirements. We provided consultancy services and legal opinions on issues related to biotechnology sector. Our Firm provides assistance to its clients in patent and trademark portfolio strategy, creation and management, Intellectual Property litigation, patent infringement and oppositions, Intellectual Property opinions including validity, infringement, and peer review opinions, due diligence for financials, mergers & acquisitions, technology-driven agreements including in-depth knowledge of cross-border licensing, collaborations, R&D partnerships and consultation.
Trademarks & Copyrights
Filing a trademark or a copyright law will help you retain exclusive rights to your original work and brand name. Our expert services can help you register your trademarks and protect your copyrights.
Trademark and copyright registrations are both issued by the federal government and protect two distinct types of intellectual property. Here are some key differences:
A Trademark protects names, terms and symbols that are used to identify the source of goods and/or services on the market. In other words, a trademark lets the consumer distinguish one company's offerings from another's.
A trademark can be a name, word, slogan, design, symbol or other unique device that identifies a product or organization.
Trademarks are registered at a national or territory level with an appointed government body and may take anywhere between 6 and 18 months to be processed.
For example: trademarks include brand names such as "Coca-Cola" and images such as Nike's famous "swoosh." As the owner of a federally registered trademark, you can sue for trademark infringement in federal court and prevent the importation of foreign goods that display your trademark.
A Copyright protects original creative works such as books, movies, songs, paintings, photographs, web content and choreography. As the owner of a federally registered copyright, you can control how your work is reproduced, distributed and presented publicly, and you can sue infringers in federal court and prevent others from importing infringing goods.
Chemical & polymer materials
Chemical technology innovation includes organic and inorganic chemistry, industrial and physical chemistry, applied biochemistry, quantitative and instrumental analysis, and chemistry specific to the oil and gas, agricultural, food and environmental sectors.
How we can help
Our expertise in materials chemistry includes electrochemistry, plasma chemistry, transport properties, nanomaterials, MEMS, thin film technologies, battery science, and the optimization of high value chemically-based processes. Polymer science or macromolecular science is a subfield of materials science concerned with polymers, primarily synthetic polymers such as plastics and elastomers. The field of polymer science includes researchers in multiple disciplines including chemistry, physics, and engineering.
Electrical & Electronics
This area of Intellectual Property patenting includes prosecution of patents for analog circuitry, digital circuitry, signal processing, wireless technology, telecommunications, power generation, controllers, computing technology, robotics, speaker technology, and many others.
Patent activity in the telecom and communication sector in USA and India, has been on a steep increase in the recent past, including filing of patent applications and litigation matters. Example areas of telecommunication are : telecommunication devices such as mobile phones, smart phones, tablets etc., Wireless communication technologies based on standards such as 2G, 3G, EDGE, 4G LTE etc., Wireless communication systems, Electric Communication Techniques, Broadcast communication, multiplex communication, Signaling, Telephonic communication systems, Electric elements, Electronic circuitry, Electric digital data processing; Coding and decoding of information and Musical/acoustic instruments.
Mechanical structures & machines
Semiconductor technology is at the origin of today’s digital economy. Its contribution to innovation, productivity and economic growth in the past four decades has been extensive. The invention of semiconductors led to the rapid rise of mainframes and later personal computers (PCs), in turn giving rise to the informatization of entire industries, but also hospitals, schools, transport systems and homes.