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Thread: Patenting a software

  1. #1
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    Dec 2009

    Arrow Patenting a software

    I read a couple of people's biographie and find them introducing themselves as "I have 5 patents for xxx."

    You can tell me what do they actually mean by patents ?

    Do you think people will patent used software ?

    Thank you

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008

    Re: Patenting a software

    There are several 'definitions' of 'patent'. "xxx"- you mean the invention/inventive-creative ideas legally registered for not to be violated or freely used.
    Used software are not patented, I am not quite following you about this
    As of its nature, used software are mainly for free, and can be bought at a cheaper price on ****, or those that can be borrowed from friends so as not to waste the money.

  3. #3
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    May 2009

    Re: Patenting a software

    Quote Originally Posted by DerkBlown View Post
    You can tell me what do they actually mean by patents ?
    A patent means you have the legal rights to something. To get a patent you need to apply for it at a legal body.

    A patent is never universal thought. Someone from Mars may refuse it because Marsian law may be totally different from Earthian Law.
    Last edited by nuzzle; December 28th, 2009 at 08:52 PM.

  4. #4
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    Dec 2009

    Re: Patenting a software

    People use different software and tools to make their work flow easy and systematic. Also by project management software people can protect their important project data. Because security of project data is really necessary for everybody.

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