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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008

    Question how and where do i get patent on softwarecode?

    how and where can i apply for patent on a software/code i developped?

    what are your experiences ?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Save your money, sorry!

    A common mistake, if you have written something worthwhile you need to look at protecting the idea not the code. Your code is protected through copywrite but can be easily coppied should someone want to - read around the early days of microsoft. You have to prove that someone else has seen your code before you can claim it has been coppied which is virtually impossible.

    Protect the idea if you think it is really worth it, however it is a bit of a catch 22, if the big boys think it is worth anything they will challenge it and it will cost a fortune to persue. If they dont challenge it its probably not worth doing!

    Sorry all bad news!

    Best of luck with it.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Chicago, IL
    I read something years ago about how companies were trying to patent every tiny thing. Although it was a few years ago some companies like Intel I believe had thousands and thousands of pending ones. There were some weird ones and I think ebay even tried to patent the buy it now feature.

    Here is something I found fast, but sorry, no Canada info

    Sadly code is kind of like words, its just a rearrangement of already existing ones(great example in the movie Flash Of Genius with Greg Kinear). As Lewcy said, if its really that important, do it, otherwise, just try not to let it get out or encode it for some protection.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Amidst several dimensions
    software patents dont work in europe.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    LOL @ the buy feature.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    okay so how do i patent the process or idea of the application ?

    is US patent office enough ? what is the general process?

    your experiences?

    thanks !!

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