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Ashish Bharadwaj: Time to pause and rethink

The changes incorporated in the patent policy of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers can undermine the objective of Make in India

Ashish Bharadwaj 

Ashish Bharadwaj

Last year, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) approved a set of changes to its patent policy. The incorporation of these amendments has rattled industry because the changes have far-reaching consequences.

Globally, they have resulted in the slowdown of development and standardisation of new technologies. In India, the second-largest market for mobile handsets, they can potentially undermine the nation-building initiative of Make in India. Standards administered by the IEEE are collaborative consortia that set specifications of technologies pervasive in the digital ...

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First Published: Tue, April 05 2016. 21:46 IST
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