Patent

Federal Circuit Adds More Clarity (or Confusion) in Amgen v. Sanofi


We are 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.Sc. 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 to…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: Vidhi Policy Challenge on ‘Blockchain Technology’


We are pleased to announce that Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy is organising a team-based competition called the Vidhi Policy Challenge this year. It is meant for law students in 3rd, 4th and 5th year of the five-year programme and final year of the three-year programme. The theme for the inaugural edition of this competition is ‘Blockchain Technology’ and its integration with public policy. For further details, please read the post below: Vidhi Policy Challenge Introduction Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy…


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Patent

Mannivanan v. IPAB & Ors.: Of Revocation, Anticipation and An Abandoned Patent Application


We are happy to bring to you a guest post on a recent Madras HC decision in a patent case by Rishabh Anjay Mohnot. Rishabh is a 3rd year student at NUJS, Kolkata. Mannivanan v. IPAB & Ors.: Of Revocation, Anticipation and An Abandoned Patent Application Rishabh Anjay Mohnot Recently, the Madras High Court dismissed a writ petition challenging the dismissal of a revocation application by the IPAB and demanding the records pertaining to the dismissal. This case is worth…


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Others

Launch of a Book on ASEAN IP, ‘International Intellectual Property and the ASEAN Way: Pathways to Interoperability’


We are happy to bring to our readers a short blurb on a new book on ASEAN IP, ‘International Intellectual Property and the ASEAN Way: Pathways to Interoperability’, that has been edited by Prof. Elizabeth Siew-Kuan Ng of National University of Singapore and Prof. Graeme Austin of Victoria University of Wellington. The book was launched at the EW Barker Centre for Law and Business at the National University of Singapore on 19th September, 2017. “ASEAN IP Interoperability” – A New Paradigm…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: CIIPC’s Second Asia-Pacific Workshop on Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Competition


We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition, National Law University, Delhi will be organising the second Asia-Pacific Workshop on Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Competition from February 5 – 10, 2018. This workshop will take place at the National Law University, Delhi (NLU Delhi). The last date for sending applications is October 31, 2017. For further details, please read the post below:


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Others

SpicyIP Jobs: Litigation Associate at S. Majumdar & Co., New Delhi


We are happy to inform you that S. Majumdar & Co. is immediately looking for lawyers specialising in IP litigation for its New Delhi office. For further details, please see the job description below: Position Associate (Litigation) Responsibilities The candidate must be competent to draft all kinds of pleadings and appear in Courts, brief Senior Counsels and assist them during the hearings. Desired Joining Date Within two weeks Desired Qualification & Experience LL.B. degree and/or LL.M. Minimum 5 years of…


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Others Patent

Towards More Intelligible “Open Access” at the Indian Patent Office: A Study of Compulsory Licensing Cases – II


This post has been co-authored with Prof. Shamnad Basheer. In Part I of the post, we illustrated that a number of patent records are not accessible on the Indian Patent Office’s website in an easy to access and intelligible manner, using the example of the three compulsory licensing (CL) orders passed by the Indian Patent Office. In Part II, we synthesise some of our thoughts and suggestions on making Indian patent data more openly accessible and democratic going forward. ‘Available’? Yes….


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Others Patent

Towards More Intelligible “Open Access” at the Indian Patent Office: A Study of Compulsory Licensing Cases – I


This post has been co-authored with Prof. Shamnad Basheer.  In Part I of the post, we illustrate that a number of patent records are not accessible on the Indian Patent Office’s website in an easy to access and intelligible manner, using the example of the three compulsory licensing (CL) orders passed by the Indian Patent Office. In Part II, we synthesise some of our thoughts and suggestions on making Indian patent data more openly accessible and democratic going forward. As our readers may know, we…


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Others

The Disturbing Trend of Inaccuracy in IP News Reporting:  How to Stem the Malaise?


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Vasundhara Majithia on the disturbingly increasing trend of inaccuracy in news reporting on IPR issues. Vasundhara is a recent graduate of NLU, Jodhpur and is currently practising IP law in Delhi. As most of our readers must have experienced at some point, Indian media is in the habit of misreporting IPR issues. They tend to use terms like ‘patent’, ‘copyright’, ‘trademark’ and ‘GI’ interchangeably, little realising that these are distinct…


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Publication

Call for Papers: International Academy of Comparative Law; Submit Paper Abstracts By March 30, 2018


We are pleased to announce that International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL) is inviting scholars and practitioners of all levels of experience to submit paper proposals for a special session on ‘Sharing Economy and the Law’, to be held on July 29, 2018 in Fukoka, Japan. The last date for submission of paper abstracts is March 30, 2018. For further details, please see the call for papers below: International Academy of Comparative law GENERAL CONGRESS 22-28 July 2018 Fukuoka, Japan…


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