National Public Meeting on Software Patents

by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 05, 2011 04:45 AM
This meeting will feature the following speakers: Nagarjuna G. (Free Software Foundation of India), Prabir Purkayastha (Delhi Science Forum), Prashant Iyengar (Alternative Law Forum), Venkatesh Hariharan (Red Hat) and Sudhir Krishnaswamy (National Law School)

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When

Oct 04, 2008
from 04:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Where

United Theological College, Bangalore

Contact Name

Contact Phone

+91 80 4092 6283

Attendees

1 Renuka Prasad B
2 Chandra Shekar B. H.
3 Venky Hariharan
4 Vinay K. S.
5 Dinesh T. B.
6 Narendra Sisodiya
7 Praveen Raj N. L.
8 Abin Abraham
9 Anja Kovacs
10 Sudhir K.
11 Hans
12 Joseph S.
13 Shishir Jha
14 Anandha Velu
15 Veena S.
16 Mayur Bhandari
17 Vid Ayer
18 Prashant Iyengar
19 Anivar Aravind
20 Edwin
21 Dr. Rahul De
22 Abbas Abhinav
23 Snehashish Ghosh
24 Prateek Kumar Singh
25 Priti Malik
26 Tanya George
27 Ravi S.
28 Anshuman K.
29 Narendra Bhatta H. L.
30 Varun Raj Limaye
31 Swaraj Barooah
32 Arun M.
33 Naveen M.
34 Mani S.
35 Pooja H.
36 Lakshmi K.
37 R. Lakshminarayanan
38 Joseph C. Mathew
39 Abhishek Mohanty
40 Rohit R. Kukreja
41 Vivek Paul
42 Kiran Chandra
43 Justin
44 Sujith
45 Kingsly John
46 Arjun Rajgopal
47 Viswanath Durbha
48 Vikram Vincent
49 Shivasankar Chander
50 Abhishek Krishnan

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 Agenda

 

1000–1100

Presentation on the principles of patent law and software patents

Sudhir Krishnaswamy

(National Law School)

Prabir Purkayastha

(Delhi Science Forum)

Nagarjuna G.

(Free Software Foundation of India)

1100–1130

Discussion on software patents in the Indian context: Indian Patent Act, and the draft patent manual

Prashant Iyengar

(Alternative Law Forum)

Venkatesh Hariharan

(Red Hat)

1130–1150

Tea break

1150–1240

Discussion on patents and the development sector (freedom of speech, open standards, healthcare, biotech, agro-sector, etc.)

Sunil Abraham

(Centre for Internet and Society)

Anivar Aravind

(Movingrepublic)

Others

1240–1300

Presentation on the software patents that have been granted so far in India

Pranesh Prakash

(Centre for Internet and Society)

1300–1400

Lunch break

1400–1700

Open House

Joseph Mathew

(IT Adviser to the Chief Minister of Kerala)


T. Ramakrishna

(National Law School)

Abhas Abhinav

(DeepRoot Linux)

Sreekanth S. Rameshaiah

(Mahiti Infotech)

Vinay Sreenivasa

(IT for Change)

Any others who wish to speak

 

 

Documents

  1. Representation by Free Software Foundation of India
  2. Representation by Knowledge Commons
  3. Response by Knowledge Commons
  4. Response by Alternative Law Forum
  5. Backgrounder by Alternative Law Forum
  6. Response by JT D'Souza

 

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