Yes- within 12 months from the date of first filing of the priority application.
For national phase of PCT application-within 31 months from the earliest priority date in respect to both the chapters
Computer programs with technical applications to industry or a combination with hardware are patentable.
Note Please note that the priority document has to be submitted within 12 months from the earliest priority date and the deed of assignment must be filed within 6 months from the Indian application filing date.
For PCT applications entering the national phase in the India, a copy of the PCT international publication search and examination reports must be submitted with the application.
Twenty (20) years starting from the Indian filing date, (in case of PCT, starting from the PCT filing date). The term of protection is non-extendable
If the patent is not exploited within 3 years from the date of grant, it will be subject to compulsory licensing.
Annuity is to be paid only after the issuance of the patent