Innovation

Innocentive: Open Innovation Marketplace.


The Wiki template has inspired many an interesting business model.Innocentive a company styled on similar Wiki constructs fosters the ‘open science’ concept offering an innovative manner of conducting open source R&D by facilitating online interface between the companies and researchers. A win –win model, researchers get compensated with a generous cash prize for offering viable tech solutions. Companies such as Eli lily and the Rockefeller Foundation have subscribed to this initiative. Seeking solutions to their R&D issues by networking with…


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Spicy Tidbits: Green Room Negotiations at WTO


The WTO Council council concluded its triennial meet recently. The Green Room Negotiations a priority item on the agenda had the proponents reiterate their demand for effecting an amendment requiring the disclosure of origin of genetic resources and a proposal to extend elevated geographical indications (GIs) protection to other products besides wine and spirits. As a precursor to the Doha round, this proposal has the backing of half the members of the WTO. Full length article click here


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The TCM quotient!


Patriotic as I am, I concede albeit grudgingly, Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) has scored a few brownie points over mine (read that as Indian Indigenous med) My years in the west, the Chinese Po Chai Pills became my oft resorted fix to combat the ill effects of Styrofoam food. Not that I relied any less on Pudin Hara,….sadly it was not available on the American shelves as compared to its Chinese counterpart. In comparison, our Ayurveda after languishing in a state…


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Advantage India on NAMA


India lodged a protest last week that the NAMA agenda was skewed in favor of developed nations. It had warned that any attempt by the EU and parties to further talks that excluded Indian interest could end in an impasse and stall further negotiations. The VOI (voice of India) has yielded the intended result.! Refer to Spicyip post for more on this. The Revised draft on the Modalities on Agriculture and NAMA (non- agriculture market access) was circulated this week,…


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Recommendation of Traditional Medicine Group to Knowledge Commission


India’s’ healthcare pundits seem to be infusing a healthy dose of ‘lateral thinking’ in the face of India’s diverse healthcare requirements. Not so much of a paradigm shift in thought patterns as much as it is about trying to fit in some conventional medical wisdom to reconcile India’s’ public health concerns , the focus is on leveraging India’s’ repertoire of Traditional Medicine. The Report submitted by the Working Group on Traditional Medicine to the Knowledge Commission of India indicates that…


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India raises Voice of Dissent against NAMA deal at Doha.


India is making its presence felt at the NAMA negotiations at Doha. India has cautioned the World Trade Organization that any attempt to push for a deal in the ongoing Doha round of trade talks by holding a ministerial meeting that only addresses selective interests could prove counter productive. Flexing muscle,’ India has categorically stated that any dialogue to push for a deal in the agriculture and industrial goods without addressing issues related to the services segment would tantamount to…


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SpicyIP Jobs


Position for a Patent Manager at Fortune 500 Company A Fortune 500 Company is looking for a Patent Manager. Its an interesting role which involves close interaction with the technical teams to train and educate them regarding patent laws, harvesting of patents from the team and coordination with external counsel in multi-jurisdictions to secure appropriate patent protection for technological innovations. The role requires a dynamic, business oriented professional with the right technical and legal background to undertake the role. Interested…


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Eco Patents Commons


A higher level of environmental consciousness pervaded the talks at the recently concluded World Economic Summit at Davos. Environment related issues and green friendly initiatives occupied a key place on the agenda. In tandem, tone and tenor : Corporate Titans in a spirit of environmental camaraderie have collaborated on a novel project that allows access to eco- patents while striking a balance between the twin task of fostering innovation and promoting social development….long held as irreconcilable dichotomies. Called the Eco…


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SpicyIP Jobs


NATIONAL INNOVATION FOUNDATION National Innovation Foundation (NIF), based at Ahmedabad, has been constituted as an autonomous registered society in February 2000 supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Applications are invited for following posts : Chief Innovation Officer (CIO/CEO) National Coordinator–Intellectual Property Rights (NC-IPR) National Coordinator–Scouting & Documentation (NC-S&D) Finance-cum-Administrative Officer (F&AO) Innovation Officers at various levels and different functions (Scouting and Documentation; Value addition, Research & Development; Businesses Development; Communication; Media; Database Design; Computer Application;…


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SpicyIP Events


1. National Conference on Intellectual Property Rights. IPR cell of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur is organizing National Conference on” Intellectual Property Rights” from 28th February to 1st March, 2008. Various events are organized including student competition, contributed and invited papers, panel discussion and doctoral research symposium. Contact Person and Coordinator. Dr B.V. Phani Chairman (Exe.Committee) National Conference on IPR 2008Co-ordinator, SIDBI Innovation & Incubation Centre Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur .Email: [email protected] Phone: +91-512-2596646 Fax: +91-512-2596177 2. ITech Law…


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