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India's patent law states that computer programs per se are not inventions in the sense of the law. Program claims are not allowed and the patent office's examination guidelines seem to take the software exclusion more seriously than in Europe. Multinational corporations are currently hurrying to open R&D centers in India.

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NASSCOM, India's BSA

"NASSCOM... is working with software vendors along with Business Software Alliance (BSA) to implement stringent litigation and judiciary to control software piracy:

"raising patent awareness" in India

Success stories about Indian companies filing a lot of patents:

Studies

Indian software patent samples (by Arun)

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