Introducing Suchita Saigal as our New Blogger


We’re happy to welcome Suchita Saigal, a fifth year law student from NLSIU, Bangalore. For a law student, she’s garnered up an impeccable IP record, having taught IP as a teaching assistant to Prof.Ramakrishna, the head of the IP Dept at NLS. She’s also done a few IP related internships, most recently in Herbert Smith’s (London) IP practice department.

She’s currently heading a research group working on Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Protecting Traditional Knowledge.

She is a current member of the editorial board of Indian Journal of Law and Technology (journal affiliated to the SBA, NLSIU). In the past, she’d been a member of the editorial board of Indian Journal of International Economic Law (journal affiliated to the SBA, NLSIU).

Please join us in welcoming Suchita to the SpicyIP family!

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Shamnad Basheer

Shamnad Basheer

Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer founded SpicyIP in 2005. He's also the Founder of IDIA, a project to train underprivileged students for admissions to the leading law schools. He served for two years as an expert on the IP global advisory council (GAC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF). In 2015, he received the Infosys Prize in Humanities in 2015 for his work on legal education and on democratising the discourse around intellectual property law and policy. The jury was headed by Nobel laureate, Prof. Amartya Sen. Professional History: After graduating from the NLS, Bangalore Prof. Basheer joined Anand and Anand, one of India’s leading IP firms. He went on to head their telecommunication and technology practice and was rated by the IFLR as a leading technology lawyer. He left for the University of Oxford to pursue post-graduate studies, completing the BCL, MPhil and DPhil as a Wellcome Trust scholar. His first academic appointment was at the George Washington University Law School, where he served as the Frank H Marks Visiting Associate Professor of IP Law. He then relocated to India in 2008 to take up the MHRD Chaired Professorship in IP Law at WB NUJS, a leading Indian law school. Later, he was the Honorary Research Chair of IP Law at Nirma University and also a visiting professor of law at the National Law School (NLS), Bangalore. Prof. Basheer has published widely and his articles have won awards, including those instituted by ATRIP, the Stanford Technology Law Review and CREATe. He was consulted widely by the government, industry, international organisations and civil society on a variety of IP issues. He also served on several government committees.

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  1. AvatarMani Bhushan

    The excerpt of interview appeared in The Hindu today (13th October 2008) was indeed thought provoking. I sincerely hope it will be noticed by authorities meant for the purpose.However i missed the mentioning about TKDL, the project initiated by NISCAIR and the govt to document traditional knowledge of our country.

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