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07/21/17
Changes to Patenting Computer Related Inventions in India
Filed under: General
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The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (“Indian Patent Office”) issued revised Guidelines on Examination of Computer Related Invention(s) on June 30, 2017. Most notably, the new Guidelines eliminated the previous requirement that a novel hardware is required to patenting computer related inventions in India. This previous requirement has stirred controversy among many in India and elsewhere interested in patenting such inventions in India; the revised guidelines will shift the focus back to the underlying substance of such inventions.

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