BT seeks India patent for Computer Telephony System

BT seeks India patent for Computer Telephony System


New Delhi: UK-based telecom company, British Telecom has filed a patent application in India for its invention computer telephony system, which could make a phone call through the Internet more secure, a development that is particularly useful for call centres.

BT, which is one of the largest communication companies in the world, has approached the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks for patenting the invention.

Admitting the application, the authorities have published the claims made by the company in their Patent Office Journal, giving a public notice.

BT has presence in India and has collaborations with five domestic players -- Tech Mahindra, HCL, Infosys, TCS and Wipro.

Jointly developed by David Peter Thorpe and Jon Laurence Booton, the CTS has already been granted a patent by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).