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Q81. Statutory Requirements for CII

Q81. Statutory Requirements for CII
 Explain statutory requirements for CII.

A81. CII, includes software, needs to use natural laws as a whole. Following cases fulfills statutory requirements.
(1) CII for controlling a concrete devise or processing accompanied with the controlling, e.g. a software for controlling an engine.
(2) CII for information processing based on physical or technical properties of a subject, e.g. a software for image processing.
(3) CII where information processing by software concretely realized by using hardware resources, such as an arithmetic unit such as a CPU, a storage means such as memory.
 Therefore, a manmade rule such as a business model or a rule of video game itself cannot be patented, but when its information processing is concretely realized by using hardware resources, the statutory requirements could be fulfilled by above case (3).