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Computer Related Inventions in India – Presentation by Nitin Nair at UPES School of Law

This presentation is part of the 'Patent Law and Practice Program' being taught by BananaIP Team at UPES School of Law to B.tech-LLB Students. This presentation is titled "Computer Related Inventions in India" and covers the following topics: - Patent Process - Patentability - Subject matter - Exclusions - Section 3(k) - Example claims - Example Ideas - How to patent - Other Available forms of protection You may access the full presentation here: About Nitin Nair Mr. Nitin is a senior partner at BananaIP Counsels. He heads the Electronics/Electrical/Software Patent…

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Landmark case, Chemtura Corporation v. UOI, Facebook patents, Computer Related Inventions & more

This weekly update on patents and industrial designs is brought to you by the patents division at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. Patent quote of the week “People equate patents with secrecy, that secrecy is what patents were designed to overcome. That's why the formula for Coca-Cola was never patented. They kept it as a trade secret, and they've outlasted patent laws by 80 years or more.” – Craig Venter (Pioneer of Human Genome Sequencing) Patent Stats from the Indian Patents and…

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Computer Related Inventions Examination Guidelines and Software patents

Computer Related Inventions Examination Guidelines say NO to Software Patents

On the 21st of August, 2015 the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks issued “Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs)”. A month later, some of the most well noted Institutions, Organizations and Individuals expressed their concerns over the issued guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions, in a joint letter to the PMO. The post from Sinapse that covered this news is available here. Later in December 2015, the guidelines were kept in abeyance until…

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New Computer Related Inventions Guidelines

  The Indian Patent Office, after extensive consultative process, has issued an Order by which Chapter of the Manual of Patent Office Practice and Procedure (MPPP), containing provisions pertaining to section 3(k) of the Patents Act, 1970, will stand deleted and replaced by the provisions of the new Guidelines, for examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs), with immediate effect.   The Guidelines, while outlining the legal provisions related to CRIs, extensively demonstrates what ‘Patentable Subject Matter’ means and what parameters are…

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Computer – Inventions that Revolutionized the world

Image by Alexander Schaelss Computing started when humans started analyzing based on numbers. In earlier times, people used various methods for the purpose of calculation. For example, papyrus helped early men to record languages and numbers. Later Abacus made of beads took charge as an arithmetic processing device. Since then processing units kept evolving. However, a major breakthrough came when the zero and the binary system were invented by Indians. The world moved from beads to bits. The first computer was a…

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