CGPDTM has published the Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions
On August 21, the CGPDTM (Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks) published the Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs). According to the notice, the Guidelines have been published pursuant to extensive consultation with stakeholders.
The notice further provides that pursuant to the aforesaid publication of Guidelines Chapter 08.03.05.10 of the Manual of Patent Office Practice and Procedure which comprises of the provisions pertaining to Section 3(k) of the Patents Act stands deleted and replaced as under:
“For procedure of examination of patent applications relating to the field of computer related invention under Section 3(k), the provisions of Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions shall be applicable.”
The Guidelines in detail can be accessed at