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All Posts | Jul 13,2016

Journey of Aadhaar – Graphical Illustration

The Aadhaar scheme has undergone scrutinies and challenges at various levels since its inception as the flagship program of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in 2006.  In its journey, there have been two separate Bills aimed at according it a statutory status, an extensive scrutiny by a Standing Committee, multiple challenges in the Supreme Court, and heated debates in the Parliament over the Aadhaar Bill, 2016 (now the Aadhaar Act). The following is a graphical illustration of the timeline, recording the entire Aadhaar process from 2006 to its present status. A text version of this timeline can be found here.

Graphical Timeline of the Journey of Aadhaar


All Posts | Oct 17,2015

Infographic: Timeline of Software Patent Law in India

Though computer programs per se are excluded from patentability as per Section 3(k) of the Patents Act, 1970, the "Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions" issued by the Indian Patent Office in August 2015 is expected to change this to a large extent (read more here). Below is an infographic that outlines the evolution of India's software patent law, charting the journey from the introduction of Section 3(k) to the publication of the 2015 CRI Guidelines and the ensuing criticism.