Software patents in India: The missing link

Borah, Noyonika (2020) Software patents in India: The missing link. Supremo Amicus, 20. pp. 421-427. ISSN 2456-9704

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Software patent grants in India is in its nascent stage and this feature became a part of the Indian jurisprudence in the early 2000s. Patents can be described as "a legal document which provides protection to the ideas of any individual. Usually, patents constitute offour different classes: Machine (a device or apparatus created by a person for the performance of a specific task), process (a process created by an individual), manufacture (any fabricated or manufactured product) or the composition of matter (any chemical mixture or compound created by a person). "1180 Arguments may be put forward both for and against patenting of computer softwares. On overall considerations, and to sustain desired level of equilibrium between Law and Technological Advancements, India should aim for a comprehensive legal framework to usher in transparent and unambiguous software patentability provisions. This step will help the Indian software talent pool to continually come up with technological breakthroughs in a field where it has already left a stamp of supremacy in the global arena.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Software patent grants | Software patent-India
Subjects: Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Computer Science
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2022 06:20
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2022 06:20
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