Semi-Conductor Chip Protection

  • Priya Dharshini A
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  • Priya Dharshini A

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India

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Semi-conductor Chips are an important invention, in the digital age they have an extremely important role in the exchange of information for such information exchanges can occur instantaneously as it can be stored in huge quantities in semi-conductor integrated circuits also known as chips. This has several implications when it comes to privacy, international relations, national security and defence. Semi-conductor Chips are known as the crude oil of the information age. In this research article the author will explain the science behind the semiconductor chip, initial development, protection regime existent in India and the need for such protection. The author will also focus on the subject matter which is protected when it comes to semi-conductor chips. Chip piracy has been prevalent from the beginning of this invention as it is so easily replicable. There have been different IPs, before the US decided on the Semi-Conductor Chip Protection Act of 1984 and several countries following US lead. The author will broach on this topic and provide insight as to the Indian Scenario.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 3, Page 1101 - 1109


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