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AUG 31, 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.”

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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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