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CRI Guidelines

Revised CRI Guidelines – Ambiguity replaces certainty

July 6, 2017

The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks has published the modified Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs) by office order dated 30-6-2017. The revised Guidelines have done away with the three-stage test

Don’t listen to the IT giants: Eben Moglen

May 2, 2016

The Indian government has rightly rested its Digital India initiative on a series of measures to liberalise the economy. One of those measures of free-market wisdom, however, the usual government-cheering section suddenly seems to be

A quick history of CRI Guidelines in India

February 23, 2016

On February 19 2016 the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade marks (Indian Patent Office or IPO) issued a revised set of Guidelines for Examination of Computer-Related Inventions (‘CRI Guidelines)’. The Guidelines

Press Release: Indian Patent Office Says No to Software Patents

February 22, 2016

The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks has issued an order dated February 19, 2016 publishing the revised Guidelines for Computer Related Inventions. The current guidelines are in tune with the provisions in the

CRI Guidelines kept in abeyance – #NoSoftwarePatents

December 19, 2015

On 14th December 2015, the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, Mr. Om Prakash Gupta, ordered that the recently released 2015 “Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs)” shall be kept in abeyance