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Integrated Circuit Layout

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Integrated Circuit Layout Design

Circuit layouts are usually highly complex and the intellectual effort in creating an original layout may be considerable and of great value. An integrated circuit or chip made from the plans is the key to the operation of all kinds of electronic devices, from heart pacemakers to personal computers. Circuit layout rights automatically protect original layout designs for integrated circuits and computer chips. While these rights are based on copyright law principles they are a separate, unique form of protection. There is no requirement for registration for the granting of rights to the owner of a layout design. The owner of an original circuit layout has exclusive right to:

  • Copy the layout in a material form
  • Make integrated circuits from the layout
  • Exploit it commercially

The maximum possible protection period is 20 years from the year of making an eligible layout. Accordingly, rights in an original layout subsist for 10 years from the first commercial exploitation, provided this occurs within 10 years from creation of the layout or 10 years from the year in which it was made, if not commercially exploited. Design not exploited commercially for more than 2 years from date of registration of application shall be treated as commercially exploited for the purpose of this Act.

Dr. Amol Potagantwar
Dean IPR & HOD CSE
SITRC, Nashik
Email: amol.potgantwar@sitrc.org
Mo.No: 9545453208

Prof. S. J. Pawar
Patent Coordinator & Asst. Professor, E&TC., SITRC, Nashik
Email: sushant.pawar@sitrc.org
Mo.No: 9545450363

Prof. M. K. Sangole
Patent Coordinator & Asst. Professor, E&TC., SIEM, Nashik
Email: mosam.sangole@siem.org.in
Mo.No: 95454503192

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