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Microsoft seeks India patent for data snapshot generator

Microsoft seeks India patent for data snapshot generator
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First Published: Sun, Sep 07 2008. 01 49 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Sep 07 2008. 01 49 PM IST
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New Delhi: World’s largest software firm Microsoft Corp is seeking an exclusive patent in India for an electronic data snapshot generator, which has been co-invented by an Indian associated with the company.
Microsoft has filed its patent application before the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, following which the authorities has issued a public notice.
According to the company, which has filed the application on 22 February, electronic data snapshot generator would be used to provide information about a file at a specific point in time.
“A snapshot of electronic data is generated to provide information about a file at a specific point in time. The snapshot may be shared between several users,” the latest patent journal published by the authorities quoted Microsoft as saying.
The concept of the generator has been developed by Ramakrishnan Natarajan, an Indian associated with Microsoft along with Daniel C Battagin.
The US-based software company has already registered this invention with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
“The interactive snapshot is generated by saving static data associated with the file, but any links or references to dynamic file data are maintained. The published item snapshot includes specific file objects and static data associated with the specified objects”, it said.
“However, the static snapshot is generated by saving only static data associated with the file,” Microsoft added.
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First Published: Sun, Sep 07 2008. 01 49 PM IST