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All Posts | Nov 30,2017

Visit to Asian Law School

On Thursday, 23 November 2017, Biju K. Nair (Executive Director) and Sukarn Singh Maini (Counsel) visited Asian Law School to teach law students about practical aspects of being a lawyer and our work on protecting your digital freedoms.

We discussed how to deal with clients, issues of software patents, licensing, freedom of speech, privacy, net neutrality, Aadhaar and the Information Technology Act, 2000 through a practical interactive session on how to deal with real life instances of these issues. We ended the session with a guide on how to protect one's privacy while browsing the internet through live demonstration of tools that can be used to analyze who is gathering your data, how to block web trackers and how to anonymize oneself online. The overall session lasted approximately two hours.

All Posts | Nov 22,2017

Seminar on IPR for Start Ups and Entrepreneurs in Software & IT Enabled Industries

The Technology Centre of Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) in association with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is organizing a Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for Start Ups & Entrepreneurs in Software & IT Enabled Industries on November 22, 2017 at Hotel Holiday Inn, Kochi. The Program aims to provide a platform for Startups to discuss on range of perspectives pertaining to IP; the opportunities, challenges, and the role of IP for Startups in the rapidly evolving marketplace. The following topics will be discussed during the technical session:
  • Fundamentals of IPR for start-ups & entrepreneurs
  • IP journey for start ups - why, when, how and where to start.
  • Software licensing: proprietary software and open source software –  opportunities & challenges
  • IP transactions: practical tips to manage IP for start ups & entrepreneurs in ICT sector; understanding types of documents and contracts  in IPR
Prasanth Sugathan, Legal Director at SFLC.in will speak on the topic "Software Licensing: Proprietary Software and Open Source Software - Opportunities and Challenges" at 2:00 PM.

All Posts | Jul 21,2015

Session on “Software and the Law : A primer”

SFLC.in in collaboration with the International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS), is organizing a session on "Software and the law: A Primer" on July 23, 2015 from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm at Malabar Hall, Park Centre, Technopark, Trivandrum.

The session will introduce the participants to the concepts of trademarks, copyrights and patents. The session particularly deals with the issues of licensing of Free and Open Source Software and the problems with patents in software. Participants will be introduced to concepts like defensive patent pools that help to protect them from legal actions b y aggressive patent holding companies.

The sessions will be handled by Prasanth Sugathan and Biju Nair, counsels at SFLC.in.

All Posts | Sep 25,2014

Myth and Reality: Open Source Software & Licensing

Mishi Choudhary, Executive Director, SFLC.in shared some practical tips on the legal aspects of using open source software and busts some myths regarding licenses.