印度對軟體專利加以限制：「No patent if invention lies only in computer program, says Indian Patent Office」，新的規定規範了如果是程式內所跑出來的創新 (invention)，那麼就不可以被專利化：
The new guideline says that if the contribution of the invention lies only in computer program, the examiner should deny the patent claim.
"The computer program in itself is never patentable. If the contribution lies solely in the computer program, deny the claim. If the contribution lies in both the computer program as well as hardware, proceed to other steps of patentability," it added.