[PLUG] Microsoft says 235 of its patents were violated by F/OSS

sudhanwa Jogalekar sudhanwa.com at gmail.com
Thu May 17 00:11:47 PDT 2007


On 5/17/07, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> Aditya Godbole wrote:
> > On 5/16/07, श्रीधर नारायण दैठणकर <ghodechhap at ghodechhap.net> wrote:
> >> On Wednesday 16 May 2007 10:07, ॐ wrote:
> >>
> >> I *think* US patents are valid in India thanks to WTO..
> >
> > (I think) what that means is that if you go to the US, and they arrest
> > you for patent infringement of their patents, the Indian government
> > cannot help you much.
> > In India, you cannot be arrested for software patent infringement,
> > since software patents don't exist.
>
> Don't confuse civil and criminal issues. You cannot be arrested for any
> copyright or patent infringement at all.
>
> Rahul
>


In my opinion, compared to criminal cases, IPR related issues are
taken more seriously globally  IPR related  issues are already coming
under WIPO and there are treaties like TRIPS
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIPS) already established.

For criminal and other such cases, there could be treaties between the
countries to handover the suspects. ( eg, recent Argentina case for
Quotraochi and other older example of Portugal)

Regards
-Sudhanwa


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