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What is difference between Patent and Copy Right

Asked by suleman dadabhoy, 20 Jul '08 12:01 am
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Two different authorities.
Answered by Jeet, 20 Jul '08 12:05 am

 
  
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A copyright protects original works that fall under the categories of literature, dramatic, musical, artistic, and intellectual. These works may be published or unpublished, and the Copyright Act of 1976 gives the owner exclusive rights to reproduce their work in any medium. A copyright protects a form of expression, but not the subject matter of the work. For example, if someone wrote an article about a new car on the market, the text would be copyrighted, preventing someone else from using that particular material. However, a copyright does not prevent others from writing their own original article about this new car, or from using or making the car themselves
A patent for an invention grants a property right to the inventor that will prevent anyone else from making, using, or selling an invention. A patent lasts for a limited amount of time, usually 20 years from the date the application was filed, and is only effective in the country in which it was filed. The application for a pa ...more
Answered by sudesh, 20 Jul '08 09:57 am

 
  
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There are basically five major legal differences between a copyright and
a patent in the United States: subject matter protected, requirement for
protection, when protection begins, duration, and infringement. There's
also a sixth practical one: cost.

Subject matter: A copyright covers "works of authorship," which
essentially means literary, dramatic, and musical works, pictorial,
graphic, and sculptural works, audio-visual works, sound recordings,
pantomimes and choreography. A patent covers an invention, which
essentially means a new and non-obvious useful and functional feature of
a product or process.

Requirement for protection: In order for a work to be copyrighted, it
must be original and fixed in a tangible medium of expression; no
formalities are required (see section 2.3). In order for an invention to
be patented, it must be novel (i.e., new), non-obvious, and useful and a
patent must be issued by the United States Patent and Trademar ...more
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 20 Jul '08 12:07 am

 
  
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Refer this site http://www.advocatekhoj.com/...they have a huge database of legal informations
Answered by Naresh Gupta, 22 Jul '08 03:34 pm

 
  
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Patent is goor things like new drugs or methods u have created. Copyright is for books and literature. Trademark is for names by which only one company can sell the good.
Answered by andrewskelly, 20 Jul '08 12:09 am

 
  
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