AUG 30, 2015 | INDIA
BSA | The Software Alliance Lauds India's New Patent Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions
NEW DELHI, INDIA — August 31, 2015 — BSA | The Software Alliance welcomes the new patent guidelines for examination of patent applications relating to Computer Related Inventions (CRIs), including patents on software innovations. BSA looks forward to working with ministries of jurisdiction to foster uniformity and consistency in the examination of patent applications.
“We commend India’s Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for developing patent examiner guidelines that recognize the importance of software innovation and the intrinsic value that patents provide,” said BSA President and CEO Victoria Espinel. “Since a substantial portion of exports from India are software led, it is only prudent that the government encourage the patenting of software-implemented inventions — both to protect one of its leading industries and to draw in international investment. These new guidelines will nurture India’s software industry by ensuring the availability of legal protections that will spur innovation.”
BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org ) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life. With headquarters in Washington, DC and operations in more than 60 countries around the world, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.
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BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。