Software patents in India getting Easier

Until recently, getting a software patent in India was considered difficult because of official policy.

The Economic Times is reporting that new guidelines issued by the Indian Patent office make it significantly easier to get Software patents in India.

Companies are required to show innovation in just software, rather than in both software and hardware as was previously required. 

They also make it easier to register a patent for technical innovation in a business method – the basis of most patents filed.