Tag: section 3k

Patentability of Computer Programmes with Technical effect & Contribution: In Light of FeridAllani v. UOI

The issue of patentability of computer programmes has been fluxed with puzzlement since ages. Through this blog we will dig into the concept addressing the topic of patentability of computer programmes with technical effect and contribution and analyse the meaning behind the suffix ‘per se’ added to computer programmes in the patents act, 1970, in … Continue reading Patentability of Computer Programmes with Technical effect & Contribution: In Light of FeridAllani v. UOI

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Pre-grant opposition filed against Indian Patent Application no. 201721030943 dismissed

Recently, Khurana and Khurana Advocates and IP Attorney’s Patents team was successful in defending a pre-grant opposition filed to reject our client’s Indian Patent Application no. 201721030943. The application was opposed on grounds of lack of clarity and sufficiency of disclosure, lack of novelty, lack of inventive step, non-patentable subject matter under section 3(d), 3(f) … Continue reading Pre-grant opposition filed against Indian Patent Application no. 201721030943 dismissed

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Role of Section 3(k) in Patent Application by Apple Inc.

This article focuses on the involvement of Section 3(k) in the process of patent application of Apple titled ‘a method for browsing data items with respect to a display screen associated with a computing device and an electronic device’. For reference to those unaware of this section, S 3 of the Indian Patents Act, 1970 … Continue reading Role of Section 3(k) in Patent Application by Apple Inc.

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New Guidelines for Computer Implmented Inventions. Are we still clear on what is Statutory?

It was on 8’th August 2013 that the Patent Office, based on feedback from numerous stakeholders, came out with yet another draft of guidelines on subject matters that relate to Computer Implemented Inventions, interchangeably also referred to as Computer Related Inventions (CRI) hereinafter. The mandate of the instant article is not to assess or question … Continue reading New Guidelines for Computer Implmented Inventions. Are we still clear on what is Statutory?

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Is Section 3(k) losing its significance?

It wasn’t long back when section 3(k) defined as “A mathematical or business method or a computer programme per se or algorithms are not patentable” was under heavy discussions as regards the standards based on which patentability of a computer implemented invention alias software invention would be examined. A computer implemented invention was defined as … Continue reading Is Section 3(k) losing its significance?

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