Events

SpicyIP Events: NLU Delhi’s Workshop on SEPs: Patents and Antitrust Issues in the High-Tech World


We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Competition (CIIPC) at National Law University, Delhi is organising a one-day workshop on Standard Essential Patents: Patents and Antitrust Issues in the High – Tech World by Prof. Jay Kesan and Dr. Kirti Gupta. The workshop will be held on August 26, 2017 (Saturday) from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The deadline for sending applications is August 20, 2017. For further details, please…


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Patent

What’s All the Fuss About in India, Concerning the EPO?


We are extremely pleased to bring to you a guest post by Adarsh Ramanujan. Adarsh is an Advocate with Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, New Delhi, primarily assisting clients as a litigation attorney. He obtained his B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree (Gold Medalist) from National Law University, Jodhpur  and LL.M. degree from University of California, Berkeley. A major portion of his time is spent, practicing in the areas of IP & Technology Laws as well as in International Trade Law. His expertise also extends…


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SpicyIP Events: BananaIP’s Seminar on Patents for Corporate Inventors: ‘The Strategic Inventor’


We are pleased to announce that BananaIP (BIP) Counsels is organising a seminar on patents for corporate inventors on September 22, 2017 at ITC Gardenia in Bangalore. For further details on the seminar, please read their post below: BananaIP Announces a Unique Seminar on Patents for Corporate Inventors “BananaIP (BIP) Counsels, a leading Patent Law Firm in India, is organizing a unique seminar on patents for corporate inventors on 22nd September, 2017, at Bangalore, India. Entitled “The Strategic Inventor,” the seminar is…


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SpicyIP Jobs: Associate at a Leading IP Law Firm in New Delhi


We are glad to inform our readers that a leading IP law firm in Delhi is looking to immediately hire a lawyer for the position of an Associate. Who Can Apply? Any fresh law graduate or one having 1-2 years of work experience may apply. Responsibilities The candidate will be involved in IP transactional, litigation and policy work. How to Apply? Interested candidates may send their application along with their CV and 2 writing samples to contact@spicyip.com. The applications must…


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Call for Papers: Journal of Intellectual Property Law (JIPL), Institute of Law, Nirma University; Submit by Oct 31, 2017


We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat is inviting articles / research papers, case studies and book reviews on the contemporary topics related to intellectual property rights for publication in the 3rd issue (2017-18 volume) of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law. For further details, please read the post below: Call for Papers: Journal of Intellectual Property Law Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat hereby invites articles /…


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Accessing Patent Office’s Order in India’s Second Compulsory Licensing Case Openly: EBC Helps Yet Again


Did any of you recently try searching online for a copy of the Patent Office’s order rejecting the second compulsory license application that was filed in India by BDR Pharma for BMS’s patented anti-cancer drug ‘Dasatinib’? Most of you who did, I’m sure, were met only with disappointment. This order (dated October 29, 2013) is, sadly and surprisingly, not available on the Patent Office’s website. In fact, it’s nowhere to be found on the internet except on LinkedIn Slideshare here….


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Patent

Can Patent Attorneys Ever be Named as Co-Inventors of the Claims they Draft?


Last week, we received a very thought provoking comment from a lawyer working at a renowned patent law firm in France (who wishes to remain anonymous). In the comment he throws light on the prevalent practice of patent attorneys often having to draft patent applications based on only a single slide or drawing provided by their clients and yet not being cited as co-inventors in those applications. He argues that that this practice is not only unfair but also against…


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A Tribute to Mr. Shanti Kumar


As many of our readers may already know, Mr. Shanti Kumar, a leading patent and design expert and former Joint Controller of Patents and Designs, passed away early last week. We would like to bring to our readers a moving tribute to him written by Ms. Jaya Bhatnagar, Founder & Chairperson, SiebenIP. Jaya is one of the leading design lawyers in the country. She worked extensively with  Mr. Shanti Kumar at Anand & Anand. A Tribute to Mr. Shanti Kumar Jaya Bhatnagar…


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SpicyIP Events: CUSAT’s 5th Annual ‘Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights’ Workshop 2018 on ‘IPR, Access to Seeds and Farmers’ Rights’


  We are pleased to announce that Inter University Centre for IPR Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is organising the fifth annual ‘Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights’ workshop on the theme ‘IPR, Access to Seeds and Farmers’ Rights’, for law students and students of other disciplines interested in this area (under graduates, post graduates and research scholars). The programme is scheduled to be held from January 18-20, 2018. For further details, please read the post below: RIPR 2018: IPR,…


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SpicyIP Events: Third International Patent Drafting Competition to be Conducted by IIPRD and K&K


We are pleased to announce that the Institute of Intellectual Property Research and Development (IIPRD), along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) is organizing the Third International Patent Drafting Competition (IPDC) from August 1 to August 20, 2017. SpicyIP readers interested in participating can enjoy a discount of 50% on the participation fee. They’ll be required to pay only INR 500 instead of INR 1000. For further details, please read the post below: International Patent Drafting Competition (IPDC) –…


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