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SpicyIP Jobs: Full Time & Consultancy Positions at K&S Partners


We’re pleased to inform you that K&S Partners, one of India’s leading IP law firms, is looking to recruit for multiple full time as well as consultancy positions across its offices in Gurgaon, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai. For further details, please see the job description for each of these positions below. If you are interested in applying for any of the positions, you may send your resume to Charu Gupta at [email protected] A. Full Time Position (1) Title: Associate Patent Nature…


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Justice Rajagopala Ayyangar Summer Fellowship 2019 [Apply by March 1]


We’re pleased to inform you that the Inter University Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Studies (IUCIPRS), CUSAT is offering two Summer Fellowships under ‘IUCIPRS Justice Rajagopala Ayyangar Summer Fellowship’ program during April to June 2019. IUCIPRS has instituted this Fellowship to encourage teachers interested in IP research in India to spend minimum of two months during summer (April to June) at IUCIPRS undertaking research work in IP. Applications should reach the Director on or before March 1, 2019. The norms…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: 15th ITechLaw 2018 International India Conference (Jan 30 – Feb 1, Bangalore)


We’re pleased to inform you that ITechLaw is organising the 15th ITechLaw 2019 International India Conference from January 30, 2019 to February 1, 2019 at the JW Marriott in Bangalore. For further details, please read the announcement below: 15th ITechLaw 2018 International India Conference (January 30 – February 1, 2019, Bangalore) The 15th ITechLaw 2018 International India Conference organised by ITechLaw is coming again to Bangalore. The conference will be held from January 30 to February 1, 2019 at the JW Marriott, Bangalore. The conference begins with a special…


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Patent

DIPP’s Proposed Patent Rules Amendment to Legitimize India-Japan Patent Prosecution Highway


We’re pleased to bring to you an insightful guest post by Roshan John, examining the amendments proposed by the recently published Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2018 in light of the India’s recent agreement with Japan on having a patent prosecution highway program. Roshan works as a Trade and IP analyst for Access Campaign of Médecins Sans Frontières. DIPP’s Proposed Patent Rules Amendment to Legitimize India-Japan Patent Prosecution Highway Roshan John The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) had recently…


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Patent

Patent Working PIL (Update): Court Directs Govt. to File Status Report within Three Weeks


Some of you may be wondering as to what happened to the patent working PIL filed in 2015. As noted in the last post, the Delhi High Court had disposed of the petition in April last year, directing the Government to complete all steps towards effectuating necessary amendments to optimise the patent working provisions; and all to be completed within strict timelines. It also asked the Government to place a report before it upon completion of this exercise. As per its…


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Copyright Others

Does Sui Generis Protection of Unoriginal Databases Reconcile Access and Incentive to Actualise Public Good?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Siddharth Sonkar. Siddharth is a 4th year student at NUJS, Kolkata. Does Sui Generis Protection of Unoriginal Databases Reconcile Access and Incentive to Actualise Public Good? Siddharth Sonkar Recently, theft of databases, especially in the Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) sector in India has reportedly become endemic, ushering the database industry towards a market failure. Database industry in India loosely comprises companies which generate databases relating to banking and finance stock markets,…


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Publication

Call for Submissions to the Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) Blog


We are pleased to announce that the Indian Journal of Law and Technology Blog is calling for articles from students and academics interested in the field of law and technology. For further details, please see the call for submissions below: Call for Submissions to the Indian Journal of Law and Technology Blog About IJLT The Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is a student-edited, peer-reviewed, completely open access law journal published annually by the National Law School of India…


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Copyright

Is Braille a ‘Language’ Capable of Translation, Reproduction or Adaptation under Copyright Law?


We’re pleased to bring to you an interesting guest post by Dr. Sunanda Bharti. Dr. Sunanda is an Assistant Professor in Law at Delhi University. She has written a guest post for us in the past as well, which can be viewed here. Is Braille a ‘Language’ Capable of Translation, Reproduction or Adaptation under Copyright Law? Dr. Sunanda Bharti It is ITC’s advertisement in which the leading health and hygiene brand, Savlon is shown introducing Braille enabled packs of Savlon Antiseptic Liquid…


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Patent Plant Variety Protection

Excluding “Essentially Biological Processes”: Implications for Monsanto vs Nuziveedu


We are pleased to bring to you an insightful guest post by Dr. Deepa Kachroo Tiku on a contested provision of patent law involving the exclusion of plants/animals and essentially biological processes. As readers are aware, this exclusion (section 3(j)) is at the forefront of a big ticket patent battle between Monsanto and Nuziveedu. As we understand, the hearings have concluded and the court is expected to issue a decision sometime soon. Deepa is a partner at K&S Partners and…


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Others

SpicyIP Jobs: Senior Associates (Litigation) at Inttl Advocare, New Delhi


We’re pleased to inform our readers that Inttl Advocare, one of India’s leading IP boutique law firms is looking to immediately hire lawyers for the position of Senior Associates in its Litigation team. For further details, please see the job description below: Position Senior Associate – Litigation  Responsibilities The selected candidate will be responsible for closely working with a team of IPR attorneys providing best in class services to clients of repute. Apart from drafting pleadings, notices/responses/oppositions, they will also brief…


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