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SpicyIP Events: ITechLaw International India Conference 2017 in New Delhi


We are happy to announce that ITechLaw is organising the 2017 International India Conference in New Delhi on February 1-3, 2017 at the ITC Maurya. The conference is returning to New Delhi for the first time in more than 8 years and we will have attendees from across India, Europe, the United States, and the broader Asia-Pacific region. About the Conference The conference theme is Future Technologies: Balancing Policy and Regulations to Foster Innovations, and there are more than 40…


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SpicyIP Events: IIPRD Symposium on Software and Electronics Patent Portfolio Development Scenario in India and US


We are pleased to announce that IIPRD & Khurana and Khurana in association with Sughrue Mion PLCC, USA are organising a one-day seminar on Software and Electronics Patent Portfolio with a focus on preliminary preparation, prosecution, and litigation in India and US. The event is being organized on February 23, 2017 at Sun n Sand Hotel, Pune and on February 24, 2017 at Hotel Le Merdian, Opp to Golf Course, Bangalore. Other Eco Partners of the events are Headstart Pune, Pune…


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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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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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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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