Is it mandatory in India to provide software code for getting software patents ?

There are two requirements regarding the submissions and getting software patents in description of a patent:

  1. The written description should be enabling, means that the content of the specification should support the claimed subject matter.


  1. The written description should disclose the best mode to perform an invention.


Till the time you can provide enough material to support both the above points, it is not mandatory to submit the code. You can use various pseudo-codes. If not, then you may need to submit the code.


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