Can computer software be patented in China?

2012-07-05 11:58:22 Author: chinatm Source: Visit: 0 Comments 0

Q:Can computer software be patented in China?

A:Computer programs as such cannot be patented, but may be protected under the "Regulations on Computers Software Protection", formulated in accordance with the Copyright Law. An invention containing a computer program may be patentable if the combination of software and hardware as a whole can really improve prior art, bring about technical results and constitute a complete technical solution.

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