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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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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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SpicyIP Events: Free NPTEL Online Course on ‘Patent Law for Engineers and Scientists’ by Dr. Feroz Ali


We are glad to inform you that Dr. Feroz Ali Khader, Chair Professor on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, is offering a free NPTEL (MOOCs) course titled “Patent Law for Engineers and Scientists”. The course covers the syllabus of Paper 1 of the Patent Agent Examination. The registration is now open and the course will begin on July 24, 2017. For further details, please read the post below: About the Course The course shall…


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SpicyIP Welcomes Its First ‘Scholar in Practice’


We are thrilled to announce that SpicyIP is introducing a new position on the blog called ‘Scholar in Practice’. These scholars will be exemplary lawyers and thought leaders who are actively engaged in the practice of IP law and who will therefore lend a bit more of the practitioner perspective to the blog. As many of you know, the core team of the blog comprises mainly academics, researchers and students. We are therefore opening up this position to infuse more…


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SpicyIP Jobs: Lawyers Specializing in IP Litigation at S. Majumdar & Co., New Delhi


We are happy to inform you that the New Delhi office of S. Majumdar & Co. is immediately looking for lawyers specialising in IP litigation. For further details, please see the job description below: 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 Immediate, by 1st of July, 2017. Desired Qualification & Experience LL.B. degree and/or LL.M. Minimum 5 years of experience…


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SpicyIP Events: 6th Annual IP Teaching/Research Workshop, 2017; Registration Closes Tomorrow


We are pleased to remind our readers that the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC), National Law University, Delhi and Centre for Intellectual Property Rights & Advocacy (CIPRA), National Law School of India University, Bangalore are organising the 6th Annual IP Teaching/Research Workshop, 2017 on July 2-3, 2017 in Bangalore.  Interested law students, practitioners or faculty members must send in their request to attend the workshop by June 29, 2017 (tomorrow) to [email protected] Late entries will not be accepted. For further details, please…


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SpicyIP Events: CIIPC’s Second Annual Roundtable on Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition


  We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC), National Law University, Delhi is organising the 2nd Annual Roundtable on Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition on July 1-2, 2017 at Taj Westend in Bangalore. For further details, please read their post below:   Second Annual Roundtable on Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (1st– 2nd July, 2017) Taj Westend, Bangalore About the Roundtable: The CIIPC conducts the Annual Roundtable on Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition to offer…


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