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Can a business idea be patented (in India)?

No, as per Indian patent act, 1970. section 3(k) a mathematical or business methods or a computer program per se or algorithms are not patentable.
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Can a prior publication by the inventors themselves defeat novelty?

Generally speaking, it does not matter who the authors of a prior art document are. If a prior publication was made by the inventors applying for a patent themselves, it is generally just as novelty-...
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How quickly a patent can be granted from uspto with the help of lawyers etc if I am from India?

Firstly, Form 25 (Request for permission for making patent application outside India) has to be filed by the resident of India in the Indian Patent Office before filing the patent application in other ...
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How does one start patenting an idea in India?

Obtaining a patent is a first step to compete with commercial competitors. According to the The Patent Act, 1970. The following are not inventions according to section 3(k) of Indian Patent Act, 1970 ...
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Patenting a game idea in India

You don't say what sort of a game it is -- software based or non-software based, which is a consideration. But for either option, the European and Chinese patent offices will only allow patents ...
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In India, Can we patent a 3-D printed Teaching Learning Material (TLM)

The main answer to your question (which needs clarification without disclosing the invention itself) is that being manufactured on a 3D printer does not in itself disqualify the invention from ...
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Retaining inventorship of abandoned provisional patent of India (even if rights are foregone)

- to retain the inventorship - This has two aspects. Your claim to be an inventor (moral right) and ownership right to an invention. From your discourse, it appears you are more and probably only ...
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In India, why can't we patent an Algorithm?

Your question is best thought of as: why is a process usually patentable (if innovative and nonobvious and meeting several other conditions) but an algorithm never is? This question is especially ...
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Applying patent for ongoing invention

You should not publish until you have a patent application filed, or decide not to pursue patent protection. In my comment, I asked if you are working at a university or if someone is funding the the ...
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In India, why can't we patent an Algorithm?

I am not a lawyer and do not know the IP laws in India. However, algorithms are generally considered abstract and not patentable. The application of a novel algorithm to solving a tangible problem ...
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Retaining inventorship of abandoned provisional patent of India (even if rights are foregone)

Yes, software as such is not patentable in India according to the section 3(k) which states a mathematical or business method or a computer programme per se or algorithms; cannot be patented. There ...
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What do we mean by the status: Application in Amended stage

I assume you are asking a response in context of Indian patent office examination, as this is mostly seen in IPO. When an examination is made for a patent application the patent examiner issues FER( ...
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Is Patent No. : 9,717,352 Issue Date : August 1, 2017 valid in India

US patents are effective only in the US. I could find no foreign equivalents so there should be no coverage in India.
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How do I format a patent application number for use in Inpass?

It is not clear from your answer that the number format you need to enter at the search form is the latter (1142/MUMNP/2007). In India there are two numbers which are useful for identifying a patent (...
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Can I benefit from a patent application when approaching potential clients?

Generally an applicant starts marketing his product immediately after the patent application is filed. An application number is given at the time of filing itself on the same day. As per jurisdiction, ...
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Patenting a game idea in India

I am a Japanese patent attorney, but your question can be generalized as Q1 "Can one exclude others from making, using and so forth in other country as well if you get patent in one country?" and Q2 "...
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US vs Indian Patent System differences

Is the patent term 20 years in India too? Yes, the patent term is 20 years from filing date of non-provisional or PCT application. Any differences in claims language or the breadth of claims ...
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