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If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.
on Patents and Freedom of Ideas
Dr. Rajendra K Bera, Chief Mentor
Dr. Rajendra Bera is the Chief Mentor at Acadinnet and a former honorary professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore where he taught two courses: quantum computing, and intellectual property rights.
In November 2005 he retired as the head of the R&D group of IBM Software Labs, India. He was with IBM during 1995-2005. Earlier he was a research scientist with the National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore (1971-1995); a visiting assistant professor of aerospace, mechanical, and nuclear engineering, University of Oklahoma, USA (1979-1980); and a visiting faculty of aerospace engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1988) where he taught fighter aircraft design.
Dr. Bera received his BTech, MTech, and PhD degrees in aeronautical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He was a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, and is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers (India). He is listed in several Marquis Who’s Who.
He is the sole author of over 40 (out of 50) research publications in refereed journals and of several articles in the media. He is also the sole inventor on twenty eight (28) US patents as on 20 June 2012 and on a few more patent applications which are pending. His patenting areas include compiler optimization, resource allocation, pattern recognition, and static analysis of computer codes. His current research interests include pattern recognition in molecular biology, quantum computing, intellectual property rights, and non-linear dynamical systems.
Many years ago he was an amateur pilot. In his last four years at IBM, Dr. Bera extensively lectured in the IBM Software Labs in a unique program to create a research culture among his colleagues. He is presently writing a book on Biotechnology Patents based on his experiences of several years as the chair of the Invention Development Team of IBM Global Services, India and as a mentor of inventors.
- Bera, R. K., Reforming the Patent System for the Post-Industrial Economy (September 23, 2015), SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2664035
- Bera, R.K., A Minefield of Patents (July 16, 2015), SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2630681
- Bera, R.K., A Rethink on the Expansive Scope of the Doctrine of Equivalents in U.S. Patent Law (May 30, 2015), SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2612300
ISBN 978-3-8484-2573-0, Paperback
The book is now on sale; see http://www.amazon.com/Reality-check-Indias-economic-growth/dp/3848425734
- Bera, R. K., Method and system for processing of allocation and deallocation requests in a computing environment, Patent No. US 8,195,802 (issued June 5, 2012).
- Bera, R. K., Method, apparatus and computer program product for network design and analysis, Patent No. US 8,176,108 (issued May 8, 2012).
- Bera, R. K., Listing and modifying groups of blocks in the editing of a document, Patent No. US 8,122,349 (issued February 21, 2012).
- Bera, R. K., Run-Time parallelization of loops in computer programs using bit vectors, Patent No. US 8,028,281 (issued September 27, 2011).
- Bera, R. K., Compiler optimization of source code by determination and utilization of the equivalence of algebraic expressions in the source code, Patent No. US 8,028,280 (issued September 27, 2011).
- Bera, R. K., Concurrent editing of a file by multiple authors, Patent No. US 7,954,043 (issued May 31, 2011).
- Bera, R. K., Restructuring computer programs, Patent No. US 7,934,205 (issued Apr 26, 2011).
- Bera, R. K., Method, system and program product for data searching, JP3832821 (B2), (issued October 11, 2006).