16 October 2015PatentsAbhishek Pandurangi

Software patents in India: a cause for celebration?

In another milestone in an evolving patent system, the Indian Patent Office (IPO) in August released the formal examination guidelines for patent applications dealing with computer-related inventions. The highlight of the guidelines is the first ever official and loud pronouncement that software and business methods are in fact patentable in India, clarifying the age-old perception to the contrary. Like other developments in the Indian patent system, this has been surrounded by controversy, scepticism and celebration by different stakeholders.

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11 March 2016   The revised guidelines on computer-related inventions by the Indian Patent Office imply a reversed position on whether software inventions should be patentable. Abhishek Pandurangi of Khurana & Khurana reports.