Software patent guidelines put on hold

In India, software has a copyright protection. Computer software should not get patent protection as it will make life of software developers difficult. It will also lead to more and more litigations,” National Intellectual Property Organisation (NIPO) President, T.C.James, said.

Mr. James said big companies from countries such as the U.S. are lobbying hard for patent protection for software in India.

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