Paul Allen's recent suite is another indicator of all that is wrong with software patents.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Cooment on: Software patent wars are killing innovation | IT PRO
Indian companies are left with limited choice - Economy and Politics - livemint.com
In a Siemens-Mint discussion on “Building the India Advantage: Global Competitiveness and Global Markets”, Tarun Khanna, the Jorge Paulo Lemann professor at Harvard Business School; R. Gopalakrishnan, executive director, Tata Sons Ltd; Partha Bhattacharyya, chairman, Coal India Ltd; and Glenn Saldanha, managing director and chief executive officer, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd; spoke on the issue. R. Sukumar, editor, Mint, moderated the discussion.
Comment on: The Hindu Business Line : IT industry unhappy with 20% MAT levy on SEZs
Though the Minimum Alternative Tax rate of 20% may dissuade the the SME's from moving into the SEZ, its time the software industry grew out of the tax exemptions. Perhaps the MAT rate could be brought down to 10% initially and gradually increased later.