Patentability of Internet Business Method: A Malaysian Perspective

  • Nor Sa'adah Abd rahman Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Siti Aisah Sahlan Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Salmiah Mohd Amin Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Keywords: Business method, Internet business, Internet business patent, Patent Law.

Abstract

Currently, conducting business over the electronic network or Internet is very advantageous and has become a global business phenomenon. The increasing number of firms using Internet business methods has raised intense competition among firms. The main challenge faced by firms is that it is easy for other parties to imitate an Internet business method. In order to protect an Internet business method from imitation, business firms realized that there is a need to protect business methods using Patent Law. However, attempts to patent Internet business method have raised controversial patentability issues and dealing with copyright law. Therefore, this paper attempts to examine the issue of Internet business method and its patentability from the perspective of Patent Law in Malaysia. This paper concluded that Internet business method patentability is very dependent on the interpretation of the Patent Law of different national governments.

Author Biographies

Nor Sa'adah Abd rahman, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration, Management Faculty
Siti Aisah Sahlan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Department of Business Administration, Management Faculty
Salmiah Mohd Amin, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration, Management Faculty
Published
2014-01-30
How to Cite
Abd rahman, N., Sahlan, S., & Mohd Amin, S. (2014). Patentability of Internet Business Method: A Malaysian Perspective. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH, 3(1), 175-181. https://doi.org/10.24297/jssr.v3i1.3167
Section
Articles