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SPR2: You may have to pay to cast your vote! - Cover Image
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SPR2: You may have to pay to cast your vote!

In this Software Patents Review, we review a patent that grants a 20 year monopoly on online voting. Will the Election Commission of India have to pay royalties if they adopt a similar system?

FOSS United's comments on draft NDTSP - Cover Image
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FOSS United's comments on draft NDTSP

Read our Comments on the National Deep Tech Startup Policy (NDTSP)

Software Patents Review #1 dated 15/01/2024 - Cover Image
Review
Software Patents Review #1 dated 15/01/2024

For the purpose of this review we checked for patents filed from 01/12/2023 till 12/01/2024 at the https://iprsearch.ipindia.gov.in website. A search from granted patents returned zero results whil

FOSS United's comments on Patent Manual 2023 - Cover Image
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FOSS United's comments on Patent Manual 2023

Read our Comments on the Patent Manual

Protecting FOSS as Digital Commons - Cover Image
FOSS
Protecting FOSS as Digital Commons

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) has created a massive digital commons that benefits everyone. However, FOSS is threatened by software patents that are 20-year monopolies on computational ideas

Software Patent Litigation: A (Very) Costly Affair - Cover Image
Litigation
Software Patent Litigation: A (Very) Costly Affair

India is very fortunate that we have seen very little software patent litigation. However, things could change soon as there is constant pressure on policy makers to enable software patents.