6. It is proposed to omit the clarification relating to
patenting of software related inventions introduced by the Ordinance
as Section 3(k) and 3 (ka). The clarification was objected to on the
ground that this may give rise to monopoly of multinationals.
"The new look patent law takes steps to ensure that available drugs
don't leave the market and keeps embedded software out of the patent
ambit. Key provisions that enable recognition of product patents for
pharmaceuticals and food, in line with committments to the WTO, have
been accepted,'' the official added.
On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 11:13:09 -0800, Justin Mason <jm at jmason.org> wrote:
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> > Am I reading the latest from www.ffii.org correctly - has India just
> > rejected software patents?
> > f
>> URL? It looks like a Patents Bill has just passed, but various reports
> seem to differ on whether software is patentable or not. Judging by the
> way it refers to "embedded software", I'll bet they've pulled the same "oh
> but this isn't patenting of software, *per se*" trick there...
>> "oh yes it is!":
>http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/000200503222001.htm>> "oh no it isn't!":
>http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=66980>> - --j.
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