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Pranesh Prakash: Influencing India's IP Laws
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 25, 2014 — filed under: , ,
Pranesh Prakash believes intellectual property laws need to evolve and change with time.
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Blog Entry The Game of IPR: Insights from the 6th Global Intellectual Property Convention in Hyderabad
by Samantha Cassar published Jan 31, 2014 last modified Jan 31, 2014 09:56 AM — filed under: , , ,
IP practitioners and IP creators were among the 1700 participants to gather at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre earlier this month. Here, CIS had the opportunity of listening in on perspectives around the “Optimization of economic value of innovation & IPR in the global market” while attending numerous talks and sessions that were held over the course of the convention’s three days.
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Blog Entry Open Letter to the Vatican: Request for Holy See to Comment on IPR
by Samantha Cassar published Jan 31, 2014 last modified Jan 31, 2014 07:14 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Due to the Holy See’s demonstrated pro-access position to medicines and published materials for persons with disabilities, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) requested for His Excellency, Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, to also consider copyrights, patents or IPR more generally, as the Holy See’s Permanent Observer at WIPO. We strongly encourage other organizations and civil society groups to modify this letter, as needed, and to contact the Holy See Mission to the United Nations (and WIPO) in Geneva in order to help us prompt His Excellency to contribute to the international dialogue on IPR.
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Global Congress On IP and Public Interest Adopts Principles for Negotiations
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 13, 2014 — filed under: ,
A recent conference on intellectual property and the public interest concluded with the adoption of public interest principles to guide international trade negotiations and international organisations.
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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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Beyond Property Rights: Thinking About Moral Definitions of Openness
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 07, 2013 — filed under: , ,
It is hard for Westerners to realize just how much we take for granted about intellectual property, and in particular, how much the property owner’s perspective--be it a corporation, government or creative artist--is embedded in our view of the world as the natural order of things.
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Blog Entry Do You Have the Right to Unlock Your Smart Phone?
by Puneeth Nagaraj published Aug 07, 2013 last modified Aug 07, 2013 07:32 AM — filed under: , ,
In this blog post Puneeth Nagaraj looks at the recent controversy over the expiration of the exemption granted by the US Library of Congress for unlocking phones and compares the Indian position as per a 2005 Andhra Pradesh High Court judgment.
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Blog Entry The ASSOCHAM International Conference on the "Interface between Intellectual Property and Competition Law"
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Jul 22, 2013 last modified Jul 22, 2013 05:54 AM — filed under: ,
An international conference on interface between intellectual property and competition law was organized by ASSOCHAM on July 12, 2013 in New Delhi. In this post, Nehaa Chaudhari shares select notes from the conference.
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WIPO reaches agreement on treaty for blind
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 01, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
Officials at the World Intellectual Property Organisation have reached an agreement to provide wider access to books for the visually impaired in different countries, a long-pending demand of the World Blind Union and activist groups.
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‘Miracle at Marrakesh’ to help visually impaired read
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 30, 2013 last modified Jul 02, 2013 10:07 AM — filed under: , , ,
The treaty will make access to books for the visually impaired, blind and print disabled easier.
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