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Software Patents

SFLC.in at FSMK Camp 2016

August 4, 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

Don’t listen to the IT giants: Eben Moglen

May 2, 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

Comments on DIPP Discussion Paper on Standard Essential Patents and Their Availability on FRAND Terms

April 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. Read more here) the

A quick history of CRI Guidelines in India

February 23, 2016

On February 19 2016 the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade marks (Indian Patent Office or IPO) issued a revised set of Guidelines for Examination of Computer-Related Inventions (‘CRI Guidelines)’. The Guidelines

Press Release: Indian Patent Office Says No to Software Patents

February 22, 2016

The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks has issued an order dated February 19, 2016 publishing the revised Guidelines for Computer Related Inventions. The current guidelines are in tune with the provisions in the

SFLC.in At Global IP Congress 2015

January 6, 2016
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SFLC.in was represented on two of the panels on Global IP Congress 2015 held at National Law School, New Delhi between 15th and 17th of December 2015. Panel on Collaborative Innovations – 16 December 2015

CRI Guidelines kept in abeyance – #NoSoftwarePatents

December 19, 2015

On 14th December 2015, the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, Mr. Om Prakash Gupta, ordered that the recently released 2015 “Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs)” shall be kept in abeyance

International Conference on Evolving Regime in Intellectual Property Protection held at JNU Convention Centre, 2-4 Nov’15

December 1, 2015
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On 3rd November 2015, SFLC.in participated in a panel on Intellectual Property Enforcement at the International Conference on Evolving Regime on Intellectual Property, where we spoke about the recent litigation around Standard Essential Patents in

Software Patents – A Tax on the Common Man?

September 23, 2011

India is the second biggest market for mobile-phones in the world and is forecast to surpass China to become the largest market by the end of 2013.  The share of smart-phones in the Indian mobile market is