User: TahirAmin Topic: IP
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Apple, Facebook eye control of digital payments IP in India 30.5.2017 Rediff: Business
Both firms have made several applications for patents pertaining to digital payments in the country
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Apple, Facebook eye control of digital payments IP in India 29.5.2017 Latest News
> Apple has submitted at least five applications with the Indian Patent office over the past one year for innovations related to digital payments as it looks at services as a way to boost sales of its iPhones in India. Last week, social networking giant Facebook made a patent application for a digital wallet baked into an instant messaging services - Messenger and WhatsApp presumably. The influx of patent applications comes at a time when India is pushing for electronic payments as a tool to bring in more people into formal economy and increase its tax base. Apple's patent applications range from innovations around using biometrics to authenticate payments to securely transferring payment to a device such as a point of sale device. The move points at the company preparing to bring its Apple Pay service to India, following rivals Samsung and Google which have also begun working on the same. Apple Pay is the company's proprietary system for making payments using Apple devices in ...
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Patent office turns down ITC's application for smokeless agarbatti 20.8.2016 Latest News
The company said its invention was to prepare an incense stick with no smoke , and it would be an eco-friendly product
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Patent office rejects application of ITC for smokeless agarbatti 20.8.2016 Latest News
The Indian Patent Office has rejected an application by the multi-business conglomerate, ITC Ltd, for a smokeless agarbatti (incense) product for lack of inventive steps, among other objections.
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Portrait of a city in protest mode 15.5.2016 TOI: Mumbai
Mumbai's tech-savvy community is at the forefront of online petitions about civic woes and pan-India movements opposing unfair bills and projects. The latest is the Save The Map movement, which seeks to create awareness about flaws in a new mapping bill.
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IT bigwigs, startups spar over software patents 7.5.2016 ET: IETS
Startups say innovation is often incremental and programs are built on top of other programs, and that excessive licensing could create a roadblock to this.
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RCEP talks could affect startups by allowing patenting of computer software 21.4.2016 ET: Software
If the clause being debated in RCEP goes through, it will mean opening up a Pandora's box of legal hassles for companies trying to innovate.
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Innovation needs no patent protection 8.4.2016 Hindu: Columns
The new CRI guidelines are merely a recognition of what the world at large has concluded, that patents make no sense in the world of software
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Patents Office rolls back guidelines allowing patenting for software, hailed as victory for startups 24.2.2016 ET: Software
The move was opposed by software product companies, activists and other industry folks who saw the decision as detrimental to startups.
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India not to allow software patents 23.2.2016 All Economy & Policy Stories
Globally, patents favour large MNCs that can afford the high cost of filing patents and not startups, hence the decision on India's part
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No patent if invention lies only in computer programme, says Indian Patent Office 22.2.2016 All Economy & Policy Stories
The Indian Patent Office has come out with a new guideline for its officials to follow when deciding on applications related to software and hardware related inventions, in place of an earlier guideline which was kept in abbeyance by the Patent ...
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India to continue disallowing software patents 22.2.2016 News
Globally, patents favour large MNCs that can afford the high cost of filing patents and not startups, hence the decision on India's part
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India Patent Office puts on hold norms for software patenting 27.12.2015 DNA: Bangalore
India Patent Office puts on hold norms for software patenting
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Government pauses software patenting norms 27.12.2015 Hindu: S & T
The Indian Patent Office has put in abeyance new guidelines on examination of computer-related inventions (CRIs) such as software programmes. After the guidelines amending relevant provisions were ...
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Patent office freezes software patent rules 26.12.2015 News
According to the Section 3(k) of the Indian Patents Act, a mathematical or business method or a computer programme per se or algorithms are not inventions
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India Patent Office puts on hold norms for software patenting 26.12.2015 deccanherald.com
The Indian Patent Office has put in abeyance new guidelines on examination of computer-related inventions (CRIs) such as software programmes. After the guidelines amending relevant provisions were out in August, several associations strongly opposed the move, saying the norms are "detrimental" to the domestic IT sector. "In view of several representations received regarding interpretation and scope of Section 3(k) of the Patents Act 1970 (as amended), the guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRls)... are kept in abeyance till discussions with stakeholders are completed and contentious issues are resolved," the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks said in an office order. According to the Section 3(k) of the Indian Patents Act, a mathematical or business method or a computer programme per se or algorithms are not inventions. Experts said the guidelines issued in August could place the Indian software industry at the mercy of multinational corporations. "In India, ...
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India Patent Office puts on hold norms for software patenting 26.12.2015 ET: Software
The Indian Patent Office has put in abeyance new guidelines on examination of computer-related inventions (CRIs) such as software programmes.
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India Patent Office puts on hold norms for software patenting 26.12.2015 Latest News
According to the Section 3(k) of the Indian Patents Act, a mathematical or business method or a computer programme per se or algorithms are not inventions.
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Indian Patent Office puts on hold guidelines for patenting software 22.12.2015 ET: Software
After representations from think-tank iSPIRT, Software Freedom Law Center and other vested parties, the patent office put the guidelines on hold.
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Tying up innovation in legal knots 16.10.2015 Hindu: Opinion
Software patents not only restrict technological progress and encourage monopolisation, but also massively enhance costs through the creation of patent thickets.
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