Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property Rights

Jaideep Sharma (Indira Gandhi National Open University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-767-1.ch012
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Abstract

This chapter explains the concept of IPR. The author throws light on the global problem of copyright violation and software piracy and discuss the legal measures to control these at international level as well as in India. The authors also discuss the scenario of digitization of information and the digital measures to overcome copying and ensure IPR.
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Patent is granted for an invention. It may be a process showing a new way of doing something or for a product created that is new. Novelty is important in the product or process for the patent to be granted. The criteria for an invention to be granted a patent is:

  • i.

    It should be novel.

  • ii.

    It should have inventive step or it must be non-obvious.

  • iii.

    It should be capable of industrial application.

  • iv.

    It should not fall within the provisions of section 3 and 4 of the Patents Act 1970”.

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