The Patents Act, 1970 (“Act”) includes a computer programme per se as a non-patentable invention.  The patentability of Computer Related Inventions (“CRIs”) or software patents has always been much discussed issue in India. In this regard, the decision of the Delhi High Court in Ferid Allani v. Union of India and Ors. (Order dated December […]

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (“IPAB”) was established in the year 2003 primarily with the objective of rendering “technical” expertise in IP cases. However, in recent times, the IPAB has been plagued with a long pendency of cases, in large part due to lack of coram. Under the law, the IPAB bench shall comprise of […]