Webinar on Patenting Computer Related Inventions in India

We’re happy to bring our readers news of a free webinar on Patenting Computer Related Inventions in India hosted by ipMetrix Consulting Group. Please see their invite below:

Patentability Requirements for Computer Related Inventions

We, (ipMetrix Consulting Group) invites you to join a live webinar on patenting computer related inventions in India. You may register for the event by visiting the Eventbrite event page.

The webinar details are as follows:


Friday, April 25, 2014

  • 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (PDT)
  • 5.00 PM to 6.00 PM (CEST)
  • 8.30 PM to 9.30 PM (IST)

Event Details:

The patentability requirements for Computer Related Inventions (CRIs) under Indian Patent Law have been unclear. It is generally understood that a CRI must demonstrate “technical effect” and the relevant claims must have “machine limitation”, in addition to the basic patentability requirements of novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability.

However, the phrase “technical effect” has not been defined properly. Further, the legal basis for technical effect requirement has not been clarified. The guidelines for examination of CRIs published recently by the Indian Patent Office is an important step towards making the requirements clearer.

Given the definitions, it can be said that “technical effect” requirement is a result of “technical advancement” requirement, and “technical advancement” requirement is a result of “inventive step” requirement. Therefore, as interpreted by the guidelines, “technical effect” requirement is a part of the fundamental requirement of “inventive step”.

The “technical effect” requirement cannot literally be read from the law. It remains a guideline. However, given that there has been no jurisprudence on this topic, it is prudent for a practitioner to treat the guideline as the law till there is more clarity on the requirement.

Take Aways:

  • Understand the Evolution of patent law with reference protection of CRIs
  • Knowing the “technical effect” requirement and discuss the legal basis for the requirement
  • Understand patentability of CRIs in India through examples

This webinar is intended to cover the following topics:

  • Discuss the evolution of patent law with reference protection of CRIs
  •  Define “technical effect” requirement and discuss the legal basis for the requirement
  • Understand patentability of CRIs in India through various examples

Registration: Follow this link


Speaker: Arun Narasani, Founder, ipMetrix Consulting Group

ipMetrix, formerly Brain League IP Services, is a full service Intellectual Property (IP) firm with operations in US and India. The founders and team members bring in more than 10 years of excellence in IP services in India and abroad. ipMetrix started its journey almost 10 years ago at the NSRCEL incubation center in the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), when Brain League IP Services was founded.

ipMetrix Consulting Group is a full service Intellectual Property (IP) firm with offices in Bangalore, India and Cupertino, US. We offer comprehensive IP research, protection, and licensing services.

We have a team of 40 experts including attorneys, agents and engineers in Electronics & Telecommunication, Mechanical, Software and Biotechnology/Pharma areas. Over the past 10 years, we have served many Fortune 500 companies, world class research institutions, and small and medium enterprises. We have served more than 500 clients spread across many countries in North America, Europe, and Asia.

ipMetrix has pioneered technology platforms for delivering IP services. Our technology platform ensures that we can scale as our client requirements grow and still remain flexbile and nimble in fulfilling their requirements. We ensure confidentiality of our client information through high end technology measures, and strong legal instruments. We protect digital information through strong data encryption and redundancy measures.


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