Integrated Circuit Layout Design Law

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Integrated Circuit Layout Design Law

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Integrated Circuit Layout Designs ( ICLD) By Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Friday, October 28, 2011 Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Blog: http://iplexindia.blogspot.com 1

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Working Mechanism – PATENT/Trade Secret Name - TRADE MARK Manual - COPY RIGHT Shape - DESIGN Inside Circuits- Integrated Circuit Sim card - Integrated Circuit Layout Design CELL PHONE Layout Design Friday, October 28, 2011 2 Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Blog: http://iplexindia.blogspot.com

What is Layout Design?: 

What is Layout Design? Layout of transistors and other circuit elements, including lead wires connecting such elements and expressed in any manner in a semiconductor integrated circuit (IC). Friday, October 28, 2011 Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Blog: http://iplexindia.blogspot.com 3

Why to protect?: 

Why to protect? IC Layouts are creations of human mind; There is lot of investment of time and money in the creation but copying is very cheap; Fertile area with new circuit designs made every day to cater for miniaturization and novel applications. Friday, October 28, 2011 Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Blog: http://iplexindia.blogspot.com 4

Why special protection?: 

Why special protection? There may not be novelty so cannot be patented; Copyright protection does not return the investments since commercial life of a design is limited. Friday, October 28, 2011 Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Blog: http://iplexindia.blogspot.com 5

Infringement of ICLD: 

Infringement of ICLD Act of reproducing a layout design fully or in parts; Importing, selling or distributing commercially a protected layout design or IC incorporating it. But identical design created independently by third party is not prohibited. Friday, October 28, 2011 Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Blog: http://iplexindia.blogspot.com 6

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Layout-designs of integrated circuits Article 35 of the TRIPS Agreement requires Member countries to protect the layout-designs of integrated circuits in accordance with the provisions of the IPIC Treaty (the Treaty on Intellectual Property in Respect of Integrated Circuits), negotiated under the auspices of WIPO in 1989 Friday, October 28, 2011 7 Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Blog: http://iplexindia.blogspot.com

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Layout-designs of integrated circuits An “integrated circuit” means a product, in its final form or an intermediate form, in which the elements, at least one of which is an active element, and some or all of the interconnections are integrally formed in and/or on a piece of material and which is intended to perform an electronic function Friday, October 28, 2011 8 Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Blog: http://iplexindia.blogspot.com

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Layout-designs of integrated circuits A “layout-design (topography)” is defined as the three-dimensional disposition, however expressed, of the elements, at least one of which is an active element, and of some or all of the interconnections of an integrated circuit, or such a three-dimensional disposition prepared for an integrated circuit intended for manufacture Friday, October 28, 2011 9 Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Blog: http://iplexindia.blogspot.com

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Layout-designs of integrated circuits The obligation to protect layout-designs applies to such layout-designs that are original in the sense that they are the result of their creators' own intellectual effort and are not commonplace among creators of layout-designs and manufacturers of integrated circuits at the time of their creation Friday, October 28, 2011 10 Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Blog: http://iplexindia.blogspot.com

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Layout-designs of integrated circuits The exclusive rights include the right of reproduction and the right of importation, sale and other distribution for commercial purposes Friday, October 28, 2011 11 Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Blog: http://iplexindia.blogspot.com

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Layout-designs of integrated circuits The Semi-Conductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Act,2000 & Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Rules, 2001 has been enacted to provide for the protection of semiconductor integrated circuits layout-designs and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. According to the Act, the term 'layout-design' means "a layout of transistors and other circuitry elements and includes lead wires connecting such elements and expressed in any manner in a semiconductor integrated circuit". Friday, October 28, 2011 12 Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Blog: http://iplexindia.blogspot.com

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Layout-designs of integrated circuits A Layout-design ( i ) which is not original; or (ii) which has been commercially exploited anywhere in India or in a convention country; or (iii) which is not inherently distinctive; or (iv) which is not inherently capable of being distinguishable from any other registered layout-design, cannot be registered as a layout-design under the Act Friday, October 28, 2011 13 Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Blog: http://iplexindia.blogspot.com

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Layout-designs of integrated circuits infringement of a registered layout-design occurs when any person who is not the registered proprietor of the design reproduces the layout-design in an integrated circuit or otherwise, wholly or partly. A person who imports, sells, or distributes a registered layout-design or an integrated circuit incorporating such layout-design or any article incorporating such layout-design for commercial purposes also causes infringement of such layout-design Friday, October 28, 2011 14 Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Blog: http://iplexindia.blogspot.com

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Layout-designs of integrated circuits As with other forms of intellectual property, here also only those layout-designs that are original, distinct and unique are granted protection The Act is implemented by the Department of Information Technology , Ministry of Information Technology Friday, October 28, 2011 15 Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Blog: http://iplexindia.blogspot.com

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Layout-designs of integrated circuits Duration: A period of 10 years counted from the date of filing an application for registration or from the date of first commercial exploitation anywhere in India or in any convention country or country specified by Government of India whichever is earlier Friday, October 28, 2011 16 Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Blog: http://iplexindia.blogspot.com

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Layout-designs of integrated circuits Government of India has decided to establish a centralized Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Registry (SICLDR) for receiving IPR applications and granting Registrations to qualifying cases. The Registry will have jurisdiction all over India [Ref: Gazette No.219 dated 1 st March 2004, Notification S.O. 279(E) ]. SICLD Registry is located at the following address: Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Registry Room No. 3014-3015 Department of Information Technology Electronics Niketan , 6 CGO Complex, Lodi Road New Delhi-110003. Friday, October 28, 2011 17 Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Blog: http://iplexindia.blogspot.com

Do you have any question?: 

Do you have any question? Friday, October 28, 2011 18 Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Blog: http://iplexindia.blogspot.com

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Friday, October 28, 2011 Dr. Tabrez Ahmad Blog: http://iplexindia.blogspot.com 19 Thanks