But logically thinking, if the work done was without using company resources i.e. company time [office hours], company equipment [office computers], company software [softwares purchased by company] and can really be termed as individual effort.... I think the company should allow to patent the same individually..
Which most of the time does not happen as most of the employees use company resources to develop something... So the company does have right over the developed work.
This is my personal opinion and may differ from others...
Further, I am not sure whether one can get a patent for a software alone in India. I believe it needs to be a firmware to get a patent, rather than a simple IT software application. Correct me if I am wrong...
and i would also ask u experinced hr manager to suggest me a latest topic that i can take up as a two monts project in a very large IT organization,which topics will be good for such a project if the organition is very large plse guide me through this.
In my opinion Nitinn is correct .. and I agree with Ajmal.
However I worked on a small project as a part of internship, and the Organization allowed me to protect my brainchild through Intellectual Property Rights .. though it was Iron & Steel Co. with own Automation R&D division ..
In my opinion .. its really difficult to develop a software and patent a technology on one's own. Organization provide the knowledge base, Innovative problems and challenges (if we even do not take into account the Resources and time), without which the Development would be dificult, if not impossible in industrial setups .. In certain cases I think it also depends on Company's policies ..
:D Just my view friends ...
just my view......