Computer Related inventions ( CRIs) occupy a major proportion of applications examined by Patent Offices of various jurisdictions, including India. For instance, as per data hereunder, patents granted in India in the Computer and Electronics field have shown a strong upward trend, and in 2017-18, stood at third position. ( Source : Annual Report, 2017-18 of the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical Indications ) At the same time, CRIs present unique challenges with respect to ;Not only in India but worldwide. A contributory factor has been that the underlying technologies grow very fast with boundaries…
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