- Research/Scholar Paper name – “Fractional Control System and its Emergence: An Analysis through Patent and Non-Patent Literature“
- Authors: Miss Smita Padhy (Former women scientist Kiran IPR); Dr. Tapas Kumar Bandyopadhyay (Associate Professor IIT Kharagpur); Ajoy Jose (Doctoral Research Scholar, RGSOIPL, IIT Kharagpur)
- Affiliation: Centre for Study of Contemporary Legal Issues
- Date of Publication: 14/09/2021
Presently, there is a requirement for more accurate, precise and stable control systems. The use of fractional calculus in a fractional-order control system (FCS) enhances the performance of the system. In this paper, an attempt has been made to have an overview of the history, evolution of fractional control systems and to establish a relationship with IPR. In a nutshell, an attempt has been made through this research paper to fill the gap of FCS & patent law and thus creating a symbiotic linkage between the two. A comparative analysis of FCS has been done with respect to its emergence and patenting trend between Indian and foreign inventors etc. considering patent literature (PLs) and non-patent literature (NPLs) as the source of research. It is observed that non-patenting activities are prevailing in India whereas patenting activity is more in China. This may be due to the easy patent protection system in China that includes utility patents also.