- May 7, 2022
- Posted by: PandaChecks
- Category: Patent
Software can be patented, which is a blessing for many computer enthusiasts. Some people think that software belongs to fast-moving consumer goods, its market environment is iteratively updated, and the general patent review time is long, which is not conducive to the protection of software patents. But even so, the core technology of making software is unchanged, so it is necessary to apply for software patents. So, what are the software patent application processes? Regarding this issue, the editor will discuss with you.
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Fill in the application form and attach a copy of the business license and organization code certificate
- Software patent application process
- Application for software copyright
Prepare copyright application form, software design manual, source code, application form (stamp), copy of business license (stamp), letter of commitment (stamp) and submit (post) to the Copyright Office for review and payment, and then wait for evidence collection.
- Test the software
Prepare test and evaluation entrustment application form, user manual, software design manual, software package (disc) and other materials. Submit the data to the key laboratory of computer software evaluation, and agree on the test time and method for testing. Pay after the test is completed, and finally wait for the test report.
- Software product registration
Fill out the application form online, attach a copy of the business license, organization code certificate, software test report, and copyright certificate, and submit it to the local software product registration agency for review. After the review is successful, print the application form (which needs to be sealed) and submit it to the registration agency again for review. After approval, wait for the certificate to be issued, and finally go to the office to collect the certificate (fee required).
- Conditions for software patent application
- Involving automated technical processing
If the invention patent application is to input a computer program into a known computer, thereby forming a computer-controlled apparatus or a computer-controlled production method, in this case, the computer program and computer hardware are considered as a whole, then the The known computer together with the computer program constitutes a production apparatus or production method for industrial process control.
- It involves the improvement of the internal running performance of the computer
If the subject matter of the patent application for invention relates to a method for improving the internal running performance of a known computer system by using a computer program, the technical problem to be solved by the patent application for the invention and the technical effect is obtained by improving the internal running performance of the known computer system Therefore, this invention patent application belongs to the subject matter that can be granted patent protection.
- Processes involving measuring or testing computer programs
If the subject of the patent application for invention is the use of a computer program to control and/or perform a certain measurement or testing process, since the patent application for invention aims to solve a technical problem and can obtain technical effects, the patent application for invention belongs to the category of possible The subject matter of patent protection.
- Software for external data processing
If the subject matter of the invention patent application is to process external data by using a computer program running on a known computer to solve a specific technical problem, then, because it is dealing with a technical problem, it uses technical means and can obtain Therefore, this kind of invention patent application belongs to the subject matter that can be granted patent protection. These programs are combined with related product equipment, computers or measuring devices to form a complete technical solution, which can be patented.
These programs are combined with related product equipment, computers or measuring devices to form a complete technical solution, which can be patented.