Patent

Patent Working PIL (Update): Court Directs Govt. to File Status Report within Three Weeks


Some of you may be wondering as to what happened to the patent working PIL filed in 2015. As noted in the last post, the Delhi High Court had disposed of the petition in April last year, directing the Government to complete all steps towards effectuating necessary amendments to optimise the patent working provisions; and all to be completed within strict timelines. It also asked the Government to place a report before it upon completion of this exercise. As per its…


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Does Sui Generis Protection of Unoriginal Databases Reconcile Access and Incentive to Actualise Public Good?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Siddharth Sonkar. Siddharth is a 4th year student at NUJS, Kolkata. Does Sui Generis Protection of Unoriginal Databases Reconcile Access and Incentive to Actualise Public Good? Siddharth Sonkar Recently, theft of databases, especially in the Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) sector in India has reportedly become endemic, ushering the database industry towards a market failure. Database industry in India loosely comprises companies which generate databases relating to banking and finance stock markets,…


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Call for Submissions to the Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) Blog


We are pleased to announce that the Indian Journal of Law and Technology Blog is calling for articles from students and academics interested in the field of law and technology. For further details, please see the call for submissions below: Call for Submissions to the Indian Journal of Law and Technology Blog About IJLT The Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is a student-edited, peer-reviewed, completely open access law journal published annually by the National Law School of India…


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Copyright

Is Braille a ‘Language’ Capable of Translation, Reproduction or Adaptation under Copyright Law?


We’re pleased to bring to you an interesting guest post by Dr. Sunanda Bharti. Dr. Sunanda is an Assistant Professor in Law at Delhi University. She has written a guest post for us in the past as well, which can be viewed here. Is Braille a ‘Language’ Capable of Translation, Reproduction or Adaptation under Copyright Law? Dr. Sunanda Bharti It is ITC’s advertisement in which the leading health and hygiene brand, Savlon is shown introducing Braille enabled packs of Savlon Antiseptic Liquid…


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Excluding “Essentially Biological Processes”: Implications for Monsanto vs Nuziveedu


We are pleased to bring to you an insightful guest post by Dr. Deepa Kachroo Tiku on a contested provision of patent law involving the exclusion of plants/animals and essentially biological processes. As readers are aware, this exclusion (section 3(j)) is at the forefront of a big ticket patent battle between Monsanto and Nuziveedu. As we understand, the hearings have concluded and the court is expected to issue a decision sometime soon. Deepa is a partner at K&S Partners and…


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SpicyIP Jobs: Senior Associates (Litigation) at Inttl Advocare, New Delhi


We’re pleased to inform our readers that Inttl Advocare, one of India’s leading IP boutique law firms is looking to immediately hire lawyers for the position of Senior Associates in its Litigation team. For further details, please see the job description below: Position Senior Associate – Litigation  Responsibilities The selected candidate will be responsible for closely working with a team of IPR attorneys providing best in class services to clients of repute. Apart from drafting pleadings, notices/responses/oppositions, they will also brief…


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Copyright

The Sensory Copyright Conundrum: An Analysis of the CJEU’s Decision With Respect to Copyright in the Taste of Cheese


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Akshat Agarwal on the recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union on copyrightability of taste. Akshat is a 4th year student at the Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat. The Sensory Copyright Conundrum: An Analysis of the CJEU’s Decision With Respect to Copyright in the Taste of Cheese Akshat Agrawal The Court of Justice of the European Union in the recent case of Levola Hengelo BV v….


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Call for Papers: Inaugural Volume of the Intellectual Property Review, NUALS Kochi; Submit by January 16, 2018


We’re pleased to announce that the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi is inviting submissions on the contemporary issues related to intellectual property rights for publication in the inaugural volume of the The Intellectual Property Law Review. For further details, please read the call for papers below: Centre for Intellectual Property Rights The Intellectual Property Law Review Call for Papers Vol. I The Centre for Intellectual Property under the aegis of the National University of Advanced Legal…


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SpicyIP Events: Workshops on Patent Strategies in Europe for Pharma & Biotech [January 15-16, 2019; Ahmedabad & Hyderabad]


We’re pleased to announce that Boehmert & Boehmert, Patent & Trademark Attorneys, Germany will be conducting workshops on Patent Strategies in Europe For Pharma & Biotech on January 15, 2019 in Ahmedabad and on January 16, 2019 in Hyderabad. For further details, pl read below: Patent Strategies in Europe For Pharma & Biotech Workshops by Boehmert & Boehmert Patent & Trademark Attorneys Germany Boehmert & Boehmert, Patent & Trademark Attorneys, Germany will be holding workshops on Patent Strategies in Europe For…


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SpicyIP Jobs: The CLPR Equality Fellowship; Application Deadline Extended to December 30, 2018


We’re pleased to announce that the Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is inviting applications for the CLPR Equality Fellowship. The deadline for applications is December 30, 2018 (edited). For further details, please read the call for applications below. Call for Applications: The CLPR Equality Fellowship CLPR focuses on addressing discrimination at the intersections of caste, gender, sexuality, and disability and other minorities through law. As a part of this work, we are excited to announce The CLPR Equality Fellowship….


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