No Patents to Computer Programmes: A Wise Decision

  • India’s patent office has wisely putting an end to months of ambiguity over the patentability of computer programmes.
  • For starters, the share of patents held by Indians has traditionally been low, and it continues to be so.
  • The field of software is dominated by corporate giants with deep pockets and significant expertise, and they can easily ‘out-patent’ the others out of business.