User: prashantiyengar Topic: IP
Category: india-software-patents
Last updated: May 30 2017 17:52 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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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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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 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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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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Modi's Valley hug sparks swadeshi talk 6.10.2015 TOI: India Business
His warm hug of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will perhaps be the most abiding image of Narendra Modi's visit to the Silicon Valley . But that embrace, and what it conveyed, is now becoming the subject for an intense debate among techies here.
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Recent guidelines from Indian Patent Office will stifle innovation: IT firms 7.9.2015 ET: Software
The patent office for the first time made a clear interpretation of the Patents (Amendment) Act, 2002 to mean that if a software has novelty.
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Dell ramping up engineering team to make India its software R&D Hub 6.2.2015 ET: Software
In 2014, Dell India hired more than 400 engineers to work for its research and development team. It's expected to hire more engineers in 2015.
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Patents are scourge on software industry: Infy CEO 16.1.2015 Sify Finance
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Patents are scourge on software industry, says Vishal Sikka 16.1.2015 ET: IETS
He further said: "I think the software industry and its strange fixation on patents is absolutely wrong and is actually not at all productive to innovation."
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Patents are scourge on software industry, says Vishal Sikka 16.1.2015 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Infosys' spending on research and development has registered a decline.
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New patenting norms may put India's software innovation into sleep mode 24.12.2013 Rediff: Business
The rules, the first ever for software applications in the country, were recently issued by the patent office and mandate each new software to be 'machine-specific' and packaged with 'new hardware' to qualify for a licence.
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Copyright and Patent 15.11.2010 HBL: eWorld
In continuation of the article that addressed Business Method Patents, (eWorld dated November 1, 2010) here is an in-depth analysis of the tradeoffs between copyrights and patents for Software, within In continuation of the article that addressed Business Method Patents, (eWorld dated November 1, 2010) here is an in-depth analysis of the tradeoffs between copyrights and patents for Software, within
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Business method patents 1.11.2010 HBL: eWorld
Business method patents cover a class of technology or processes used on a regular basis — within a commercial or non-commercial organisation, or being offered by the same to external users. In basic terms, something as simple as presenting Business method patents cover a class of technology or processes used on a regular basis — within a commercial or non-commercial organisation, or being offered by the same to external users. In basic terms, something as simple as presenting
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National Free Software coalition formed 22.3.2010 Hindu: Front Page
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Free Software Centre gets a powerful ally 12.12.2008 New Indian Express
Free Software Centre gets a powerful ally
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US court verdict on process patent stirs debate in India 1.11.2008 ET: Policy
The US judgement could help in interpreting whether business processes or software written in India can be patented or not.
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Black-and-white, with some grey areas 24.9.2008 Hindu: Karnataka
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Will patenting take the byte out of IT here? 24.9.2008 Hindu: Karnataka
There has been little debate on patent laws and the software industry. Today is World Day Against Software Patents
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