By Apoorv K.C & Alan Dev On May 13th 2016, Arun Jaitley announced the much awaited Intellectual Property Rights Policy.[i] The policy was released by the Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (hereinafter 'DIPP'). The Policy aims at creating awareness about the importance of IPRs as... Continue Reading →
The grant of patents have always required that certain criteria be met, generally the trifecta of novelty , innovation and industrial applicability. What about something that can meet all the above criteria and cant be patented? Software is the most common example of this and the problems faced in patenting it is examined in this piece.