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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 Interviews with App Developers: [dis]regard towards IPR vs. Patent Hype – Part II
by Samantha Cassar published Aug 14, 2014 last modified Aug 19, 2014 03:51 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The following is a second post within a series reporting on interviews conducted with 10 of Bangalore's mobile app developers and other industry stakeholders. Within this research, CIS attempts to understand how they engage with the law within their practice, particularly with respect to IP. Here we examine how these developers responded to a question on legal protection for their works.
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Blog Entry Patent Valuation and License Fee Determination in Context of Patent Pools
by Vikrant Narayan Vasudeva published Jul 09, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
The focus of this research paper is on an extremely limited though important aspect of patent pools — that of patent valuation and license fee determination. It is important to bear in mind that the concept of patent valuation and license fee determination as it exists independently is modified when it is applied in context of patent pools.
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Blog Entry Cultural Interests vs. Modernization: Robert Shapiro on IPR & Innovation in India
by Samantha Cassar published Mar 31, 2014 last modified Apr 03, 2014 10:54 AM — filed under: , ,
Last Friday March 28, 2014, prominent economist and chairman of Sonecon, llc, Dr. Robert Shapiro, lead a discussion on the roles of IPR and FDI in innovation. Within his research findings, Shapiro argues for India to adopt a stricter IP regime in order to attract higher rates of FDI in pharmaceuticals and other industries, and in turn, to spur a more successful economy.
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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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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 Comments on the Draft Guidelines for Computer Related Inventions
by Puneeth Nagaraj published Jul 31, 2013 last modified Aug 02, 2013 08:27 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) submitted the below comments to the office of the Controller General of Patents Designs & Trademarks, Mumbai on July 26, 2013.
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Blog Entry Letter for Establishment of Patent Pool for Low-cost Access Devices through Compulsory Licenses
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Jun 27, 2013 last modified Jun 27, 2013 08:06 AM — filed under: , ,
On June 27, 2013, CIS sent a letter for establishment of a patent pool for low cost access devices through compulsory licenses.
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Hacking, Modding & Making
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 09, 2012 — filed under: ,
Seeber's electronics laboratory is a room in a unit he shares with his mother. Every available space is taken up with teetering towers of electronic parts, writes Brendan Shanahan for GQ.
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Blog Entry Patented Games
by Sunil Abraham published Mar 08, 2012 — filed under: ,
Some prefer Steve Jobs, patron saint of perfection, others prefer Nicholas Negroponte, messiah of the masses. While Mr Jobs may be guilty of contributing to the digital divide, Mr Negroponte may have contributed to bridging it with his innovation: the One Laptop Per Child, also known as the $100 laptop or XO. Sunil Abraham's column was published in the Economic Times on 8 March 2012.
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