Patent

It is “Covered”, Yes, but is it “Disclosed”? Delhi HC Gives a Huge Shot in the Arm to Pharma Patents in India


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post on the recent judgment of the Delhi High Court in Astrazeneca v. Emcure and Astrazeneca v. MSN Labs. The author of this post wishes to remain anonymous. It is “Covered”, Yes, but is It “Disclosed”? Delhi HC Gives a Huge Shot in the Arm to Pharma Patents in India In a judgment with far-reaching consequences for enforcement of species patents in India, the Delhi High Court in Astrazeneca v. Emcure and…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: PatSight – IP Symposium [Mumbai, Feb 28]


We’re pleased to inform you that Gridlogics will be holding a free to attend IP symposium, PatSight on February 28 in Mumbai. For further details, please see the announcement below Join us for PatSight Mumbai on Friday, 28th Feb at Hotel Orchid Mumbai! Gridlogics is pleased to bring you 9th edition of PatSight – An IP Symposium dedicated to discussing innovative techniques in IP search and analysis via examples and case studies. The event will be a great opportunity to…


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Bol Ree Kathputli [Tell Me O Kathputli], What IP Rights Do I Have in You?


We’re pleased to bring to you an interesting guest post by Dr. Sunanda Bharti on IP protection of kathputlis and other puppets. Sunanda is an Assistant Professor in Law at Delhi University. She has written several guest posts for us in the past as well, which can be viewed here, here, here and here. Bol Ree Kathputli [Tell Me O Kathputli], What IP Rights Do I Have in You? Dr. Sunanda Bharti Introduction The art of making kathputli was given life by the Bhaat…


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SpicyIP Fortnightly Review (January 6 – 19)


SpicyIP Fortnightly Review (January 6 – 20) Bhavik Shukla Last week, Swaraj wrote a post on the paradigm-changing order of the Delhi High Court in Ferid Allani v. Union of India & Ors. Through this order, Justice Pratibha Singh directed the Patent Office to re-examine an application filed for a “method and device for accessing information sources and services on the web”. He notes that the order seems to contain three reasons for such a direction: (i) many inventions today…


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SpicyIP Events: CUSAT’s Workshop on Research Methods in IPRs [Kochi, Feb 28 & 29]


We’re pleased to inform our readers that the Inter-University Centre for IPR Studies (IUCIPRS), Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is organising a two day workshop on Research methods on IPR, scheduled for 28th and 29th February, 2020. The deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2020. For further details of the workshop, please read the announcement below: ICSSR Sponsored IInd Hands on Training : Research Methods in Intellectual Property Rights Intellectual property (IP) law is based on many…


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‘Chhapaak’ Credits Conundrum: Does Every Contributor to a Work Have a Right to Be Credited?


In an intriguing case last week, the Delhi High Court directed the makers of the film ‘Chhapaak’ to acknowledge the inputs by Aparna Bhat, the lawyer who represented the acid attack survivor whose life the film is based on, in the film’s opening credits. The decision came in an appeal against the interim order granted by the trial court. The Court noted that since the inception of the making of the film, the Defendants represented to the Plaintiff that her…


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Patent

Looking at the Ferid Allani Order on Software Patents


"Technically Moses is the first man to download files from the cloud using a tablet"

Who would have thought a Tunisian citizen would end up having a couple of major impacts on the Indian IP landscape? Yet, Ferid Allani, in his quest to get a patent on a “method and device for accessing information sources and services on the web” has inadvertently done just that. Back in 2008, in the course of an appeal against the IPO’s deeming of the patent to have been abandoned, Justice Gita Mittal of the Delhi High Court, passed an…


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SpicyIP Fortnightly Review (Dec 23 – Jan 5)


[This post has been authored by Bhavik Shukla, a 5th year student at NLIU, Bhopal] Topical Highlight Adarsh wrote a post on the recent order of the Supreme Court of India in Genetech Inc v Drug Controller General of India. Through this order, the Supreme Court set aside the interim order of the Division Bench of the Delhi High Court and restored the earlier order of the Single Judge. He notes that in restoring the earlier order, the Court relied…


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Copyright

Distortion or Destruction of Artistic Works : Scope of Moral Rights of Artists


We’re pleased to bring to you an interesting post by Kaveri Jain on the scope of moral rights of an artist vis-à-vis destruction and alteration of its original artwork. Kaveri Jain is an attorney at Ira Law. She graduated from Amity Law School in 2018 and worked at a boutique IP firm in New Delhi prior to joining Ira Law. Distortion or Destruction of Artistic Works : Scope of Moral Rights of Artists Kaveri Jain Does an artist being the…


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A Look Back at India’s Top IP Developments of 2019


Here’s wishing all our readers a very happy new year! Or happy ‘now’ year as Prof. Basheer would have said! As always, on this occasion, we look back at the year gone by and take stock of all the significant IP developments that kept the Indian IP landscape action packed throughout the year. We have divided these developments into two categories: a) top 10 judgments/orders, and b) top 10 legislative and policy developments. The developments have been chosen owing to…


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