Yes, they can!
Yes, they can!
It is a common misconception that copyright is the only type of protection for software inventions. There are, however, various forms of deeper intellectual property (IP) protection available for software inventions.
This is especially so if the development or output of such software involves an adequately inventive process, or is proven to be significantly innovative compared to the other solutions in the market.
Our Patent Experts are willing to share, with over 25 years of experience in managing the patent process of software inventions, the pitfalls and qualifiers of successful software patenting.
If you are a software inventor or innovator, and believe that your program meets the necessary IP protection requirements, simply click the button below to receive an invitation for a 1-to-1 session with a Patent Expert, who will kick-start a journey of supporting and protecting you and your IP.
In actual fact, once the software is published, the source code can be reverse-engineered by anyone, and this removes the protection covered by copyright. Trained engineers are able to replicate programs in such manners in a matter of hours, or even minutes with the help of scripts.
The IP laws of most jurisdictions are considered ambiguous at best. In fact, many legal documents and procedures are open for interpretation by the judiciary in the event of a claim. If you are an inventor of a groundbreaking software program, it is imperative to have some basic knowledge in this area.
At our firm, we seek to combine legal, technical and scientific know-how. Our patent agents and qualified patent engineers serve the needs of clients by tapping on a combination of technical background and legal expertise.
Our philosophy is to assist our clients in recognizing and exploiting Intellectual Property as a business asset which complements our clients’ business objectives. We offer Intellectual Property services to fit the needs and budgets of all our clients, whether they be large corporations, SMEs or start-up companies.
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