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Dictionary words in software patent guidelines puzzle industry
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2013 last modified Sep 04, 2013 06:20 AM — filed under: , ,
Terms not defined in draft guidelines on patents for computer-related inventions leaves room for misinterpretation
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Blog Entry Arguments Against Software Patents in India
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 22, 2010 last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
CIS believes that software patents are harmful for the software industry and for consumers. In this post, Pranesh Prakash looks at the philosophical, legal and practical reasons for holding such a position in India. This is a slightly modified version of a presentation made by Pranesh Prakash at the iTechLaw conference in Bangalore on February 5, 2010, as part of a panel discussing software patents in India, the United States, and the European Union.
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Blog Entry A Guide to Key IPR Provisions of the Proposed India-European Union Free Trade Agreement
by Glover Wright published Jul 13, 2010 last modified Aug 30, 2011 01:06 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society presents a guide for policymakers and other stakeholders to the latest draft of the India-European Union Free Trade Agreement, which likely will be concluded by the end of the year and may hold serious ramifications for Indian businesses and consumers.
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Blog Entry CIS Submission on Draft Patent Manual 2010
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 05, 2010 last modified May 29, 2014 06:47 AM — filed under: ,
The patent office has released a revised version of the Draft Manual of Patent Practice and Procedure. Section of the Manual deals with patenting of computer programmes. CIS is happy to note the many improvements in this draft of the Manual from the previous version. CIS made its submission along with a few suggestions that it thinks would make the document even better.
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Blog Entry Comments on the Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs)
by Anubha Sinha published Sep 21, 2015 last modified Oct 27, 2015 02:46 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Recently, the Indian Patents Office released the Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions (“2015 Guidelines/ Guidelines”) in an attempt to clarify examination of software related patents in India. This post is a pure analysis of the 2015 Guidelines. The new Guidelines, essentially, narrow the exclusions of secttion 3(k), thereby enlarging the scope of software related applications eligible for a patent grant. More alarmingly, there is low emphasis on the application of the subject matter test, increased ambiguity on the nature of subject matter and an exclusionary list of examples appended to the document. In the following post, CIS highlights these concerns and presents solutions, and also proposes a definition of "computer programme per se". Read on to understand how the new guidelines will potentially lead to an increase in software patenting activity by expanding the scope of patentable subject matter – in negation of the legislative intent of section 3(k) of the Indian Patents Act, 1970.
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Blog Entry Methodology: Statements of Working (Form 27) of Indian Mobile Device Patents
by Rohini Lakshané published Sep 14, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
CIS had published a landscape of 23,569 patents and patent applications registered in India and relevant to the domain of mobile technology in April 2016. This paper is an attempt to answer the research questions pertaining to working of mobile technology patents in India using the granted patents from the landscape.
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“Made in India” Innovation Policy
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 22, 2016 — filed under: ,
In this post they emphasize upon the need for data-driven IP policy making in India.
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Workshop on Innovation, Economic Development and IP in India and China
by Anubha Sinha and Rohini Lakshané published Sep 28, 2016 last modified Oct 09, 2016 04:41 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Anubha Sinha and Rohini Lakshané presented at the SMU-JINDAL-RENMIN Workshop on “Innovation, Economic Development, and IP in India and China,” co-organised by the Singapore Management University, O.P. Jindal Global University, and Renmin University of China, in Delhi during September 27-28, 2016. Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog, delivered the inaugural address at the workshop.
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Blog Entry National IPR Policy Series : Comments on the Proposed Intellectual Property Rights Policy to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Nov 30, 2014 last modified Apr 12, 2015 11:39 AM — filed under: , , , ,
On 13 November, 2014, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion had released a Call for Suggestions for India's proposed National IPR Policy. This is the Centre for Internet and Society's (CIS) submission for the same.
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Blog Entry CIS' submission to Indian Patent Office on Examples of Excluded Patentable subject-matter under Section 3(k) for incorporation in the yet-to-be-released Guidelines for Computer Related Inventions
by Anubha Sinha published Jan 28, 2016 last modified Feb 22, 2016 09:36 AM — filed under: ,
The Patent Office had put the Guidelines on Computer Related Inventions, 2015 in abeyance last month. This step was taken after several stakeholders including CIS made representations to the Office about serious substantive legal issues in the document. In furtherance of the consultative process, a meeting was conducted in Mumbai with various stakeholders, chaired by the Controller General of Patents Design Trademarks (“CGPTDM”). Anubha Sinha participated in the meeting, after which the CGPTDM invited submissions from stakeholders on specific examples on exclusions from patentability under section 3(k) of the Patents Act, 1970, for possible incorporation in the Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions.
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