Patentability of inventions comprising mathematical methods and software programs

February 15, 2017
1T Industry

IT industry in India has witnessed tremendous growth in past decade, which resulted in inception of large IT companies and multiple start-ups. Creation of software products is the major emphasis of IT industries, and to counter the growing competition in the industry it is a must need to protect the unique innovations of software programs.
Many countries, for example USA, Singapore and Australia, favor the protection for software innovation by complying the Patent Laws. However, many other countries including India and European nations comply stringent Patent laws for protection of software innovations. According to amendments, 2002 of Indian Patent Act, 1970, section 3 and section 4 specify a list of non- patentable subject matters, where sub-section (k) under section 3 states that: Read More

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