IIPRD, this year, with the support from Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K), and Sughrue Mion PLLC, has launched a one of its kinds competition in India on Patent Drafting called as "National Patent Drafting Competition" or NPDC to promote development of Patent Drafting as a Skill Set and encourage more and more technical people to take up Patent Drafting as a Professional Competency, along with identifying and encouraging Top Patent Drafters in Country. The competition took place from 01st September 2015 to 20th September 2015 wherein IIPRD disclosed three invention disclosures in technical domains of (i) Chemistry/Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology,... Read More

The Curtain Raiser Formal Guidelines for Examination clarifying Patent Examination Position on Computer Related Inventions in India

The much debated and iterated 'Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions' formally released by the Office of Controller of Patents finally dawns the light upon the much elusive position on Software and Business Method Patents in India. The Indian Software Patent ecosystem for years has been echoing various voices behind the curtains - from the extremities of 'Software is not patentable in India' to techno-legal jargons such as 'software claims can be patented by restricting with embedded systems' and 'if there is a technical effect, software is patentable' - all of which silently represent the good, bad and ugly... Read More