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Indian Patent Office puts on hold guidelines for patenting software

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By Krithika Krishnamurthy, ET Bureau | 22 Dec, 2015, 04.07AM IST


BENGALURU: India's patent office has put on hold guidelines that would have allowed patenting of software, a move being hailed as a big win for domestic startups.

Indian law on granting patents for software is a gray area. In August, the Indian Patent Office interpreted the law to mean that if a software had industrial applications it could be granted a patent…

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Modi promises IPR policy, transparent tax regime

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Updated: November 22, 2015 04:09 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Saturday that India would have a comprehensive national intellectual property rights (IPR) policy by the year-end, and a national investment and infrastructure fund for leveraging public investments…

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/modi-promises-ipr-policy-transparent-tax-regime/article7904406.ece

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Govt to launch awareness campaign on IPR

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PTI
New Delhi, | 21 November, 2015

In order to create awareness about intellectual property rights in the wake of new IPR policy, the government will launch an awareness programme in 25 universities and institutes across 21 states, starting this Tuesday…

Source: http://www.thestatesman.com/news/latest-headlines/govt-to-launch-awareness-campaign-on-ipr/105356.html#QVr4H5CjuVRCJd8x.99

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Bombay HC rules in favour of CTR in tech patent war against Sergi

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Swati Deshpande, TNN | Oct 23, 2015, 11.08PM IST

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court has passed an interim order in favour of CTR Manufacturing Industries Ltd in a patent infringement claim against Sergi Transformer Explosion Prevention Technologies Pvt Ltd. Justice Gautam Patel restrained Sergi, Gurgaon based company to stop making, using or selling Sergi 3000, one of its products or any similar product which CTR claimed violated its August 2006 patented technology for explosion and fire detection in electrical transformers. …

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Bombay-HC-rules-in-favour-of-CTR-in-tech-patent-war-against-Sergi/articleshow/49510564.cms

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INVENTOR FILES “FIRST RUN” MOVIE PATENT TO BEAT PIRACY

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BY ANDY  ON OCTOBER 25, 2015

Almost all movie fans wants to be able to see Hollywood blockbusters soon after release but currently that can only be achieved in a cinema. However, if the author of a new patent application has his way, he will be the only one in the world with the legal right to show first-run movies via a 'watch anywhere' multi-screen system…

Source: https://torrentfreak.com/inventor-files-first-run-movie-patent-to-beat-piracy-151025/

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Shell companies' patents to come under domestic tax net on adoption of BEPS

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By Sachin Dave, ET Bureau | 23 Oct, 2015, 07.13AM IST 

MUMBAI: Technologies that are developed in India but their patents registered in tax havens may come under the domestic tax net from the next financial year, when the country is expected to adopt a new world standard aimed at preventing abuse of double taxation avoidance agreements…

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Revised patent norms for software could impact tech start-ups

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Revised guidelines say software that demonstrates a technical application or improves hardware may also be patented, widening the scope of patents
Bengaluru: Srikant Sreenivasan, co-founder at Mumbai-based cloud technology company CloudLeap Computing Pvt. Ltd, spent four months re-engineering something his company had already built after realizing that they had unknowingly infringed on a patent filed by a multinational company…

Source: http://www.livemint.com/Companies/BNrmzctLR7rNqSvE9HC7zL/Revised-patent-norms-for-software-could-impact-tech-startup.html

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IPR policy contains commitment to legal rights of patent: US

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Press Trust of India  |  Washington  September 15, 2015 Last Updated at 07:42 IST

Sadhana Chathurvedula

The US business community has hoped that the much-anticipated intellectual property rights (IPR) policy of India contains a principled commitment to the legal rights of patent, copyright, and trademark holders…

Source: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/ipr-policy-contains-commitment-to-legal-rights-of-patent-us-115091500083_1.html

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Recent guidelines from Indian Patent Office will stifle innovation: IT firms

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By Vishal Dutta & Krithika Krishnamurthy, ET Bureau | 7 Sep, 2015, 01.19AM IST

AHMEDABAD | BENGALURU: The Indian Patent Office's recent guidelines, declaring that software and business methods are patentable in India, has set off alarm bells across the software product industry…

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New patent norms to ease filing for IT companies

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By Jochelle Mendonca, ET Bureau | 2 Sep, 2015, 04.00AM IST

MUMBAI: The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks has issued new guidelines for issuance of computer-related inventions, which could make it easier for IT companies in the country to register a patent.
The guidelines, issued on August 21, allow companies to show innovation in just software, rather than in both software and hardware as was previously required.
They also make it easier to register a patent for technical innovation in a business method—the basis …


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