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Launch of EIPIN Innovation Society Project: 15 Fully-Funded PhD Positions


We are pleased to announce that the European IP Institutes Network (EIPIN) will soon be launching the EIPIN Innovation Society project that sets up a European Joint Doctorate programme. EIPIN is recruiting 15 PhD candidates for this programme, who will be conferred a joint or double doctoral degree from two of the five participating universities at the end of the programme.  The details of the project are outlined in its press release below: “The European IP Institutes Network (EIPIN), a consortium…


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Hear From Our Fellows 2016-17


Wondering if it’s worth applying for the SpicyIP Fellowship? Hear from our current batch of Fellows on their experience so far. Their words are sure to dispel all your doubts. Here’s what they’ve to say: Balu Nair “When I ponder about that one defining factor that makes the SpicyIP fellowship extremely special for me, a thousand things come running to my mind, ranging from the enormous learning that comes with writing each post to the massive readership one’s posts elicit….


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SpicyIP Ranked 3rd in List of Top 15 IP Blogs: But Anti-IP?


We are extremely delighted to inform our readers that SpicyIP has been ranked 3rd in a list of top 15 IP blogs published on BuzzFeed last month. The note on SpicyIP reads as follows: “3.SpicyIP This Indian blog was founded by Prof. Shamnad Basheer in 2005, and is run by analysts and fellows who are dedicated to providing incisive posts in the field of intellectual property rights, with the website being constantly updated with regular posts to reflect the ever-changing…


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Announcing the 5th SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18!


Itching to write? On an exciting IP topic of your choice? What are you waiting for? Apply immediately to become a SpicyIP Fellow! Year after year, our fellowship series has attracted some of the brightest minds to the world of IP. We are now pleased to announce the 5th edition of the SpicyIP Fellowship for 2017-18.    SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18 For those of you new to the blog, the SpicyIP fellowship is a coveted position for those seeking to make…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: [email protected] Conference 2017, New Delhi


We are happy to announce that the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO), together with National Law University, Delhi, is organizing the [email protected] Conference in New Delhi on February 16-18, 2017 to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the WTO. Five highly successful conferences as part of the [email protected] series have already been held at Florence (Italy), Seoul (South Korea), Beijing (China), Cancun (Mexico), and Cambridge (USA). The Conference in New Delhi (India) will be the final event…


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Patent

A Patent Application Published 20 Years After Its Filing in India


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Vijaykumar Shivpuje. Vijay is a Patent Agent and an IP consultant. He brings with him more than 12 years of experience in IPR with multi-national pharma organizations and is also the owner of “VPATAPP”, a mobile app designed for patent professionals. He can be reached at [email protected]   A Patent Application Published 20 years After Its Filing in India Vijaykumar Shivpuje Indian Patent Office published around a  total of 41,000…


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Copyright

Del HC Single Bench Refuses Impleadment/Intervention of IRRO & Publishers’ Associations in Remanded DU Photocopy Suit


Earlier this month, in the DU photocopy suit that was remanded to the Single Bench by the Division Bench on certain issues, Justice Endlaw passed an order firmly refusing the applications filed by two publishers’ associations (API and FIP) and IRRO for impleadment and intervention in the suit respectively. He reasoned that the suit had been remanded only for a fact specific determination that concerned the Plaintiff-publishers alone and the applicants had no say in it. Background As our readers…


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IPO’s Answer Key of Patent Agent Exam 2016 : More Questions than Answers


We are happy to bring to you a guest post by Dinesh Parmar, who works with Parker & Parker Co. LLP and is one of the candidates who wrote the Patent Agent Exam 2016. In a recent post, we had brought to light the controversy surrounding the credibility of the viva scores awarded to the candidates of this exam and urged those aggrieved to challenge the constitutionality of the viva exam requirement in the court. In this post, Dinesh takes issue…


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Copyright

Oxford University Students and Others Urge OUP to not Appeal to the Supreme Court in the DU Copyright Case


In a latest development pertaining to the DU photocopy case, a group of 122 students, alumni and academics from Oxford University (OU) sent an open letter to the Delegates of the Oxford University Press (OUP) yesterday, urging them to refrain from filing an appeal to the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court Division Bench’s judgment dated December 9, 2016. As we’d blogged on here and here, this decision held that the making and distribution of course packs by incorporating copyrighted extracts from…


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SpicyIP Events: ITechLaw International India Conference 2017 in New Delhi


We are happy to announce that ITechLaw is organising the 2017 International India Conference in New Delhi on February 1-3, 2017 at the ITC Maurya. The conference is returning to New Delhi for the first time in more than 8 years and we will have attendees from across India, Europe, the United States, and the broader Asia-Pacific region. About the Conference The conference theme is Future Technologies: Balancing Policy and Regulations to Foster Innovations, and there are more than 40…


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