Patent Act provisions which bar grant of patent to 'business methods' need to be reexamined: Delhi High Court

The Court said because of Section 3(k) of Patents Act, many inventions by start-ups, SMEs and educational institutions may be excluded from being patented.
 Justice Prathiba M Singh
Justice Prathiba M Singh

The Delhi High Court recently said that there is need to reexamine the provisions in the Patents Act which lay down that ‘business methods’ are not patentable [OpenTV Inc v The Controller of Patents and Designs and Anr]

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