It is claimed that every year the American business loses about 250 billion dollars due to IP (Intellectual property) rights being violated. People are using patents and copyrights that have been either stolen or illegally pirated and this trend has to stop. IP litigation services are very often sought.
The software patent debate has been going on for many years. While some are supporting patents, there are others who are against patents for software. What are the arguments by those who are supporting patentability? According to them patents should be given to software because,
- It promotes investment in R&D
- Promotes software development
- Intellectual properties should be protected with patents and not just copyrights.
- It creates more employment
- Long list of pending applications for patent itself demonstrates the need for patentability.
- Patents can be revoked if not found suitable.
We are aware of the historic Microsoft versus Eolas Patent litigation where Microsoft had to pay millions of dollars as damages. Now it is Microsoft’s chance to claim that Linux is violating 200 of Microsoft’s patents. For the full article go to http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2007/05/28/100033867/
Intellectual property is today a very active area of litigation involving trademarks copyrights and patent infringements. Such litigations usually go on for years and can be expensive if not well planned. Outsourcing of litigation support services is a welcome suggestion as it can save time and money in patent litigation.
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