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No Patents for Standalone Software

Feb 23,2016 | 10:15 am

In context of the latest guidelines of the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (CGPDTM) released on February 19, 2016, Prasanth Sugathan was quoted in the article as saying, “The implication of these guidelines is that start-ups and software developers will continue to have the freedom to innovate without worrying about litigation in this area and infringement notices. Ambiguous guidelines, like those published in August last year, would have resulted in a patent minefield like in the U.S.

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