The Indian patent office defines software inventions under the category of Computer Related Inventions, one or more features of which are embodied wholly or partially by means of a computer program(s). Such inventions have been described in the guidelines published by the patent office for examination of computer related inventions, or CRIs.
Article Source: http://techcorplegal.com/Blog_Technology_Law_Business_Research/2012/09/17/patent-tutorials-basics-of-patents-types-of-patents-patent-searches-patent-application/ PATENT TUTORIALS Why is a Patent search required? There are many reasons to perform a patent search. The most obvious reason to perform the patent search is to know if the invention can be patented or has been already patented. The other reasons for performing a patent search are listed below: To make… Continue reading PATENT TUTORIALS: Basics of PATENTS: Types of Patents, Patent Searches & Patent Application