Innovation

Indian innovation: Prof. Anil Kumar Gupta on the Cross Pollination of innovation and its promotion


Recently, Sumathi pointed the SpicyIP team to this article in the Wall Street Journal about Prof. Anil Kumar Gupta and I grabbed the chance to post about him before anyone else could. I first heard about Prof. Gupta last year, when as a member of the Editorial Board for a Journal published by my University, we began to look for diverse influences in the sphere of Intellectual Property to be on our Advisory Panel. Prof. Anil Kumar Gupta in my…


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Uncategorized

Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law 2010


The Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law, a NALSAR University of Law publication, is calling for final contributions for the third issue of its journal. The Journal has an erudite Board of Advisors, and two successful editions already out. Completely organised by a board of Student Editors under the patronage of the Vice Chancellor and Hon’ble Justice UC Banerjee (Retd.), the IJIPL is now looking for articles by students, practitioners and academicians for its next issue to be released in…


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Drug Regulation

Trouble among the ranks: "Big Daddy" PhRMA speaks out against seizures of drug consignments


SpicyIP has been following the interesting developments surrounding the seizures of legitimate consignments of generic medicines. With all our posts have reported the indignation of the generics, customs regulations and even India’s options at the WTO, an interesting turn of events has led us to revisit the topic. Business Standard now report that the “big daddy”, PhRMA – which represents a large number of US based drugs firms- has finally spoken out against such seizures of legitimate consignments of drugs…


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Innovation Patent

Guest Post: Patents Patents Everywhere, no revenue in sight!


SpicyIP is excited to bring to you yet another guest post from Sheja Ehtesham, a graduate from NALSAR University of Law currently working with Krishna & Saurashtri in Bangalore. Also my classmate, Sheja is now a self-confessed blog-a-holic and we’re pleased to bring to you another post of her’s in such a short span of time. This post discusses the murky issue of revenue that is gathered from Patent Filing in India. Patents Patents everywhere, no revenue in sight! IP…


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Others

The 50 Most Influential People in IP


Every year, Managing Intellectual Property publishes a list of the 50 most influential people in the field of Intellectual Property. It is not very often though that we find a mention! In a list that pans the globe, MIP’s list of the 50 most influential people includes politicians, academicians, in-house counsel and even the IP blogger! Starting with Google’s inhouse counsel, Rose Hagan, the list includes a strong Asian flavour with some notable names being Mr. Wu Handong (President, Zhongnan…


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Innovation Patent

Incentivising the IITs: Firms step up


Finally joining the bandwagon, IITs across the country that have 850+ patents to their name have decided to tie up with investors for their inventions, reports Business Standard. As is well known, these institutes have over decades produced the finest individuals who have led from the front in their own fields (including our very own recent IP authority Sai 🙂 ) and often indulge in research. But as the article in BS states, “Indian universities still lack the capability to…


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Copyright

Bombay HC rules on Copyright in Drawings: Part II


The case of Indiana Gratings v. Anand Udyog which was previously reported on the blog was based solely on an article. This post briefly will deal with the nuances of the judgment to elaborate upon the analysis in the preceding post. – The present drawings were not registrible under the Designs Act. Apart from the West v. Francis, importantly the following highlights of this section of the judgment must be pointed out: (a) A design that is multiplied/ intended to…


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Copyright

Bombay HC rules on the Infringment of Copyright in Drawings


A recent article on Mondaq has reported the judgment of the Bombay High Court in the case of Indiana Gratings Private Limited & Anr v. Anand Udyog Fabricators Private Limited & Ors. While the article provides the following citation -2009 (39) PTC 609 (Bom)- this judgment is as of now unavailable on internet web resources, and so the article will primarily be used as a reference point for the facts and issues. (Any additions or clarifications to this post shall…


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Copyright

Rating Consumer Friendly Copyright Laws: India at No. 1


After much criticism of the law and the lack of transparency in the system, Indian IP finally has something to cheer about! A study of over 16 States by Consumers International (which describes itself to be the “world’s only global consumer advocacy body”) has ranked India at the top of a list which globally surveyed “national copyright laws and enforcement practices from the perspective of how well they promote access to knowledge for consumers, by allowing them fair access to…


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SpicyIP Tidbits: The ‘IP’ in the IPL!


Along with everyone else cashing in on the success of the IPL, IPR firms do not seem far behind. With the objective “to protect IP, make a profit and increase brand valuation”, teams like the Deccan Chargers have opted to create an IP portfolio, including trademarks for team logos, copyright over player uniforms and website layouts.  The Mint reports that the exponential popularity of the IPL has led team owners to recognise the inherent brand value attached and proactively protect…


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