Another Win for Indian IP and Transparency: IPAB Website Updated


In a previous post, we lamented that the IPAB did not put up timely web updates of its decisions. Feroz Ali, author of the leading Indian patent book, wrote in to thank us for our note on the blog in this regard and inform us that the IPAB has now put up its most recent decisions. We thank the IPAB for having done this.

If any of you are aware of other Indian IP bodies that fail to make available their decisions/circulars etc to the public, please let us know. More publication translates to more transparency…which translates in turn to more accountability….

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.

4 comments.

  1. AvatarAnonymous

    Dear Shamnad,
    After going through the news report on ‘IPAB webside udate’, to confirm it i surfed the IPAB site and, now, i understood what update means.
    On the announcement page,it is promptly updated upto 15th June 2007.
    The Order/Decision page is a bit better than Announcement. Yes, it is updated upto 24th January 2008.

    Please tell me, Is the news article on this subject written by you a comment.
    (EXAMINER IN IPO, NEW DELHI)

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  2. AvatarShamnad Basheer

    Dear Examiner,

    Please check page 4 of the IPAB orders page. The latest decision as far as I can see is June 26, 2009. But they could do with a lot more organisation of the page and these order rankings/format etc.

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  3. AvatarAnonymous

    yES, AT PAGE 5 I COULD GET THE LATEST REPORT DATED 26 JUNE.

    SORRY FOR MY COMMENT.

    THANK YOU FOR UR REPLY AT ONCE

    examiner, IPO, new delhi

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