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?
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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
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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
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.