Events

SpicyIP Events: First Asia-Pacific Colloquium on IP And Competition Law at NLU-D


We are glad to announce that the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC), National Law University, Delhi is organising the First Asia-Pacific Colloquium on Intellectual Property and Competition Law at the National Law University Delhi from March 13th to 17th, 2017. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2017. About CIIPC The Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) has been established at NLU Delhi with the aim of supporting academic and policy oriented dialogues in the…


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Others

‘The Cunning of Rights: Law, Life, Biocultures’: Call for Reviews


We are happy to bring to our readers a guest post by Rajshree Chandra on her book ‘The Cunning of Rights: Law, Life, Biocultures’. Rajshree is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Delhi. She is also a Senior Visiting Fellow  at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. Her current work seeks to build upon her earlier monograph titled “Knowledge as Property: Issues in the Moral Grounding of Intellectual Property Rights”. If any of you are interested…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: First Asia-Pacific Workshop on Empirical Methods in Innovation, IP & Competition at NLU-D


We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC), National Law University, Delhi is organising a workshop on Empirical Methods in Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition. This workshop will take place at the National Law University, Delhi from March 9th to 11th , 2017. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2017. About CIIPC The Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) has been established at NLU Delhi with the aim of supporting academic…


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Patent

SpicyIP Poll: Viva or No Viva for Patent Agent Exam & IIT-M’s Internship Opportunity for 2017 Exam Aspirants


In our last post on the patent agent exam, we had questioned the credibility of the recently released viva scores and revived the controversy over the constitutionality of the viva exam. We have now initiated an opinion poll on this controversy and would like to know our readers’ views on whether viva voce should be a part of the patent agent exam or not. Those of you who are of the opinion that it should form part of the exam, please tell us whether…


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Others

Indian Transparency Competition, 2017: File RTIs and Win Prizes


Being a blog committed to fostering transparency, we are extremely pleased to announce iPleaders and onlineRTI’s Indian Transparency Competition, 2017, that requires the participants to file an RTI with a government department of their choice and submit an article analyzing or explaining the data received in response. The details of the competition are as follows: “iPleaders and onlineRTI are two organizations which are committed to working towards accessible justice and transparency, making a difference in their own gentle way. OnlineRTI is…


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Patent Plant Variety Protection

The Plant Variety Authority and Bt Cotton: A Case of Regulatory Capture?


We are happy to bring to you a guest post by Mr. Essenese Obhan. Mr. Obhan is the Managing Partner of Obhan & Associates, a reputed IP law firm in Delhi. He has both a law and an engineering degree, and has been consistently ranked by multiple international agencies as one of India’s leading patent attorneys. He has extensive expertise in the mechanical, industrial, software, telecoms and agriculture sectors. He is involved in drafting and prosecuting patents, as also in…


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Patent

Patent Agent Exam 2016 Viva Scores: Revival of the Constitutionality Controversy


The result of the Patent Agent Exam 2016 is out. A total of 123 candidates have failed to qualify the exam owing to the low scores obtained in the viva-voce component of it. These viva scores have once again revived the controversy that the viva requirement of the patent agent exam has been mired in for some years now. Yesterday, we received some comments on our last post on the Patent Agent Exam, questioning the credibility of the viva process…


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Trademark

A New Year Gift “NCL(11-2017)” to Trademark (Brand) Owners from WIPO!


We are happy to bring to you a guest post by Noopur Goel. With over ten years of experience in IP, Noopur is a qualified Microbiologist and an ardent IP attorney by profession. Prior to gaining experience in IP, she was involved into research activities due to affection for her friendly microorganisms. She is currently associated with a reputed NCR based boutique law firm. She is regularly invited as a guest speaker by several government organizations as well as private institutions….


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Patent

WIPO’s New AI Translation Tool Fosters Access to Information on Patented Inventions


In a pioneering step towards facilitation of access to information on patented inventions, WIPO has developed a breakthrough tool, based on artificial intelligence, for instant high quality translation of patent documents. This tool, called WIPO Translate, can be used free of charge and is available through the WIPO’s PatentScope database that contains PCT applications as well as patent documents of participating national and regional patent offices. As we know, one of the objectives of granting patents is disclosure of inventions…


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Others

Patent Agent Exam 2016: Answer Keys and Changes in Format


We are happy to bring to you a guest post on the Patent Agent Examination 2016, co-authored by Roshan John, Research Associate under the IPR Chair at IIT Madras and Dr. Sudarsan Rajagopal, one of the candidates who wrote this exam. In an earlier post, we had shared with you an answer key to Paper-I, prepared by Mr. Muthu SenthilKumar. In this post, Roshan and Dr. Sudarshan discuss the changes made to the format of the exam this year and share with us the answer…


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