India releases new guidelines for examination of computer-related inventions
India has a new set of guidelines for examination of computer-related inventions that are more favourable to patentees. But Indian IP practitioners see ambiguities that may lead to unsuitable patents being granted
The computer-related inventions (CRIs)
guidelines, which came into effect on June 30, aim to
clarify the exclusions under section 3(k) of the India Patents
Act so that eligible applications of patents relating to CRIs
can be examined more efficiently.
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