Others

SpicyIP Policy on Law Firm Coverage


Yesterday, we posted an update about the elevation of certain lawyers as partners etc. within a law firm. The reason we did so was to also begin covering issues within law firms (elevations, promotions etc.) in much the same way that Legally India and Bar & Bench do. We had received an e-mail from the said law firm (Singh & Singh Lall & Sethi) requesting us to post this and we did so by posting the entirety of what they…


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Singh & Singh Lall & Sethi promotes 7 to Associate Partners and Senior Associates


Singh & Singh Lall & Sethi (SSL&S) announced promotion of 7 of its attorneys this week.  Senior Associates Archana Sahadeva, Ashutosh Kumar & Upender Thakur have been promoted to Associate Partners while Associates Ali Areeb Zaidi, Jaya Mandelia, Kapil Midha & Manika Arora have been promoted to Senior Associates. For further details, see the Bar & Bench piece here.


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India Signs an MoU on Industrial Property Cooperation with Singapore


In a noteworthy development, a memorandum of understanding in the field of industrial property has been signed for the first time between India and Singapore on October 4, 2016, during the ongoing visit of Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong to India. The press release made by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore in this respect is reproduced below: “TOP INNOVATIVE ECONOMIES IN ASIA SIGN FIRST INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY COOPERATION TO SPUR INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM Singapore, 04 October 2016 – The innovation capabilities…


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Industry and Impartiality!


  We are pleased to present to you a guest post by Prof. Srividhya Ragavan on the issue of industry funding and IP research and conferences. This comes in response to a recent post by Prashant wherein he briefly discusses this issue. Some of our earlier posts on this topic can be found here, here, here, here and here.   Industry and Impartiality! Srividhya Ragavan I felt that it is time to write specifically about the discussion on impressions from industry…


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Trademark

A Game of Puzzle Cubes – Justice Manmohan Singh Rules on Trade Dress in the Rubik’s Cube


We are happy to bring to you a guest post by Ryan Wilson. Ryan is an associate at Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys, dealing with the firm’s litigation matters in the field of trade mark and copyright. He has a bachelor’s degree in law from RML National Law University, Lucknow.       A Game of Puzzle Cubes – Justice Manmohan Singh Rules on Trade Dress in the Rubik’s Cube Ryan Wilson The world famous Rubik’s Cube and its trade dress presented Justice…


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Others

SpicyIP Jobs: Research Fellows for Centre for Innovation, IP & Competition at NLU, Delhi


National Law University, Delhi (University) is seeking to engage, on a contractual basis, three (03) full time Research Fellows (two positions in the area of law and one in the area of economics/ statistics/ econometrics) for the Centre for Innovation, IP and Competition (CIIPC), at its campus in Dwarka, New Delhi. The deadline for sending the applications is 30th September, 2016. About the Centre CIIPC was established in the year 2015 with the objective of contributing to academic and policy oriented dialogues in…


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Patent

DIPP Drags the Dasatinib Compulsory License Drama: A situation of “extreme urgency”?


As our readers may recall, in January 2013, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH) had recommended that DIPP declare that a compulsory license (CL) should be granted, under section 92 of the Patents Act, 1970, for three exorbitantly priced anti-cancer drugs – Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Dasatinib (or Sprycel) and Ixabepilone (or Ixempra) and Roche’s Trastuzumab (or Herceptin). Two of these three cases were dropped as Roche allowed its patent on Herceptin to lapse (presumably to avoid the license) and…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: Programme on “Access to Seeds: Building Capacities, Discussing Policies”


We are glad to announce that the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID) and the Indian Society for Agro Ecology (ISAE) & Third World Network (TWN) will be organising a five-day capacity building programme on Access to Seeds: Building Capacities, Discussing Policies from October 24-28, 2016 at ISID Campus in New Delhi. The deadline for sending the applications is October 3, 2016.   Programme Description The programme will update the participants on the laws and policies in the seed sector. It…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: International IP Skills Summit 2016 in Bangalore


We are happy to announce the International Intellectual Property Skills Summit 2016 (IIPSS), to be held on November 11 & 12, 2016 in Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, and home to around 500+ Global R&D centers. IIPSS will be a unique opportunity of its kind to exchange ideas, learn best practices, debate on recent intellectual property issues and their impact on the industry, build industry awareness and network with various stakeholders. IIPSS is an annual gathering of Chief IP…


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Innovation Patent

“Made in India” Innovation Policy


We are happy to bring to our readers a guest post by two esteemed US law professors,  Prof. Colleen V. Chien and Prof. Jorge L. Contreras. In this post they emphasize upon the need for data-driven IP policy making in India. We had blogged on this theme earlier here. “Made in India” Innovation Policy Prof. Colleen V. Chien and Prof. Jorge L. Contreras A few weeks ago we were honored to participate in Jindal Global Law School’s Conference on “Innovation for Shared Prosperity”….


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