Apoorva K.C. and Alan Dev analyses the Intellectual Property Rights Policy, 2016 released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion with emphasis to Geographical Indication(GI) of goods. They examine the suggestions provided by the new policy to protect, commercialise and regulate GIs.
The grant of patents have always required that certain criteria be met, generally the trifecta of novelty , innovation and industrial applicability. What about something that can meet all the above criteria and cant be patented? Software is the most common example of this and the problems faced in patenting it is examined in this piece.