Revised CRI Guidelines – Ambiguity replaces certainty
Jul 06, 2017
The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks has published the modified Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs) by office order dated 30-6-2017.
Don't listen to the IT giants: Eben Moglen
May 02, 2016
The Indian government has rightly rested its Digital India initiative on a series of measures to liberalise the economy. One of those measures of free-market wisdom, however, the usual government-cheering section suddenly seems to be irrationally against.
Joint letter to the Department of Commerce expressing concerns over software-patent-friendly clauses in the RCEP
Apr 26, 2016
Indian law on patentability of computer programmes is abundantly clear in that Section 3(k) of the Patents Act 1970 explicitly excludes computer programmesper se, mathematical methods and algorithms from patent protection.
A quick history of CRI Guidelines in India
Feb 23, 2016
On February 19 2016 the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade marks (Indian Patent Office or IPO) issued a revised set of Guidelines for Examination of Computer-Related Inventions ('CRI Guidelines)'.
Press Release: Indian Patent Office Says No to Software Patents
Feb 22, 2016
The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks has issued an order dated February 19, 2016 publishing the revised Guidelines for Computer Related Inventions. The current guidelines are in tune with the provisions in the Patents Act, 1970 (as amended).
CRI Guidelines kept in abeyance - #NoSoftwarePatents
Dec 19, 2015
On 14th December 2015, the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, Mr.
New patent guidelines may spell trouble for Indian software developers
Oct 17, 2015
Every city or town, big or small, is seeing a spurt of startups that do path-breaking work in the area of software products, mobile apps and embedded products. However, these firms could soon be threatened by the dark-clouds looming large over the technology horizon of India in the form of software patents.
Joint letter to the PMO expressing concerns over the "Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs)"
Sep 15, 2015
SFLC.in, along with several civil society organizations and citizens, penned a joint letter to the Prime Minister of India on September 15, 2015 expressing concerns over the "Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs)" issued by the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks on August 21, 2015.