Confusion reigns over patenting of computer programs
India has long debated the patentability of computer programs, but are we any closer to having clear guidance? Kanchan Vadehra and Sharad Vadehra review the latest developments
The contribution of the information technology and
IT-enabled service (ITES) industry to economic progress has
been quite significant. This immeasurable contribution has been
acknowledged by one and all, including the Indian government.
The 21st century is often regarded as the knowledge century and
part of the reason for such calling is the software industry.
India, which started out as an outsourcing hub for rendering
not-much intelligible services to the Western world, has now
graduated into a country producing high-quality software
products. Such software products generally incorporate
innovation, since innovation is the buzz-word that allows
differentiation in this intensely competitive arena....
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