Sep 21, 2022
Software Patents: India’s trojan horse in the city of FOSS (part I)
This first post is part of an ongoing SFLC.in project comprising an empirical study of the software patents granted annually in a given financial year by the Indian Patent Office from 2014-22, and the trends arising therefrom.
Jul 06, 2017
The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks has published the modified Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs) by office order dated 30-6-2017.
Aug 04, 2016
Free Software Movement of Karantaka (FSMK) organizes annual week long technical camps for students, with a special emphasis on Free & Open Source Software (FOSS), its significance, benefits, and contribution towards an internet ecosystem that is free (as in Freedom) and accessible to all.
May 02, 2016
The Indian government has rightly rested its Digital India initiative on a series of measures to liberalise the economy. One of those measures of free-market wisdom, however, the usual government-cheering section suddenly seems to be irrationally against.
Comments on DIPP Discussion Paper on Standard Essential Patents and Their Availability on FRAND Terms
Apr 28, 2016
Following a sudden surge in IPR litigation surrounding Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) in the last year, (around eight suits were filed by Swedish multi-national Ericsson alone, another three by Vringo Infrastructure.
Joint letter to the Department of Commerce expressing concerns over software-patent-friendly clauses in the RCEP
Apr 26, 2016
Indian law on patentability of computer programmes is abundantly clear in that Section 3(k) of the Patents Act 1970 explicitly excludes computer programmesper se, mathematical methods and algorithms from patent protection.