Infosys to increase patent filings

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 30 January 2008, 13:38 Hrs
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Bangalore: Infosys, an Indian IT Service Company expects that its patent filings will increase with its primary R&D centre, Software Engineering and Technology Labs (SET Labs), expanding the research to new areas, reported Business Standard.

During the current financial year Infosys applied for a total of 16 patents in the U.S. and India. Infosys has filed an aggregate of 109 patent applications (pending) both in the U.S. and in India and has been granted 2 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

SET Labs alone have generated 50 percent of the patent applications and the remaining is from various divisions of Infosys. SETLabs was set up seven years ago, and is focusing on research in software engineering and software-oriented architecture.

It develops tools, frameworks, methods, and technology architecture. It has been working on several technologies such as enterprise mobility, pervasive computing and web services. SETLabs also assists Infosys in improving the company?s end-to-end delivery capabilities.

As part of expanding the research programs the 500 member team in SETLabs will be focusing on new areas of research such as simulation and visualization.

"Initially, the aim was to assist the company in developing new processes and methodology for new lines of business and client servicing. The practice was to successfully develop a new service offering, standardize and run it within the labs. We have been focusing on patents in the last two years. We will see more innovation from this lab," said Subrahmanyam Goparaju, Vice-President and Head-SETLabs.

"SETLabs has played critical role for the company at various levels. It provides Infosys the service differentiation. It helps the company better the competition with new products and services. It is central to Infosys? growing innovation culture," he added.

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