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SpicyIP Events: NPTEL Open Online Course on ‘Patent Drafting for Beginners’ 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, has launched a NPTEL Open Online course titled “Patent Drafting for Beginners”. The deadline for enrollment is February 12, 2018. For further details, please read the post below: About the Course Patent specifications — the documents which encompass the patent right in a technological invention — are techno-legal documents created at the interface of science and law. Unlike…


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A Case for Adjusting the Delhi High Court’s Recent Approach to IP Jurisdiction Claims in Online Transaction Cases


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Eashan Ghosh. Eashan has been in practice as an intellectual property advocate and consultant in New Delhi since 2011, and teaches a seminar on intellectual property law at National Law University, Delhi. He has previously written about the area of law covered in this post for the European Intellectual Property Review in 2015. Eashan writes about Indian intellectual property law, including a monthly review of Delhi High Court judgments, on…


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SpicyIP Cited in Economic Survey of India 2017-18


We are thrilled to bring to our readers’ notice that SpicyIP has been cited in the Economic Survey 2017-18 that was tabled in the Parliament by the Government on Monday. Chapter 9 of the Survey (titled ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Next Frontier: Timely Justice’) in footnote 16 refers to a SpicyIP post authored by Prashant while discussing the grant of injunctions by courts as one of the possible reasons for pendency and delay in disposal of economic cases. Prashant, in…


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Announcing the 6th SpicyIP Fellowship 2018-19!


[Edit: The application deadline for the SpicyIP Fellowship as well as the SpicyIP Research Fellowship has been extended to March 15, 2018.] Have an interest in IP law? Love legal research and writing? Look no further! Apply immediately to become a SpicyIP Fellow! Year after year, our fellowship series has attracted some of the brightest minds to the world of IP. We are now pleased to announce the 6th edition of the SpicyIP Fellowship for 2018-19.  SpicyIP Fellowship 2018-19 For those of you who are…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: CIIPC Special Lecture by Prof. Josef Drexl on ‘Sense of Shame as a Virtue’ [NLU Delhi, February 10]


We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC), National Law University, Delhi, is organising a special lecture by Prof. Josef Drexl (Director, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich) on ‘Sense of Shame as a Virtue’ –  Why is it that the invisible hand of the ‘attention’ economy promotes post-truth politics and how to solve the problem’. This public lecture will be held on February 10, 2018, 3:00 PM, at the Justice Y….


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Trademark

Interpreting Invalidity under Section 124 of the Trade Marks Act


We are pleased to bring to you a guest by Arun Mohan on the recent decision of Supreme Court in Patel Field Marshall v. P.M. Diesel, which we had covered here. Arun is a graduate of the London School of Economics and has experience in working on intellectual property and commercial matters, in India and internationally. He has worked on various prominent IP disputes including appearing for Rajinikanth in the recent landmark decision on celebrity rights, in the TVS v. Bajaj patent dispute and…


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SpicyIP Events: WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Teachers of Intellectual Property 2018, Geneva


We are pleased to announce that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) are jointly organizing a two-week colloquium for teachers of intellectual property from developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The 15th Colloquium will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from June 18-29, 2018. A copy of the provisional programme for the colloquium is available here. Interested candidates need to complete the Application Form online by March 11, 2018. If you have any…


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Patent

Breaking News: Delhi High Court Asks Govt. for Status Report and Action Taken on Patent Working


(This post has been authored by and published on behalf of Prof. Shamnad Basheer) Some great news at long last! Many of you may recall that along with the indomitable Sai Vinod, I’ve been trying to persuade the Patent Office to ensure that it takes the patent working disclosure requirement more seriously and force patentees to comply with this important “transparency” requirement. To this end, I had filed a PIL in 2015. Court Ruling Today: Background For some background on…


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SpicyIP Events:14th ITechLaw 2018 International India Conference, Bangalore


We are pleased to announce that ITechLaw is organising the 14th ITechLaw 2018 International India Conference from January 31, 2018 to February 2, 2018 at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Bangalore. Register before January 12, 2018 to avail the early bird discount. For further details, please read their announcement below: 14th ITechLaw 2018 International India Conference (January 31 – February 2, 2018, Bangalore) The 14th ITechLaw 2018 International India Conference organised by ITechLaw is returning to Bangalore this year.  The conference will…


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Interim Arrangements : Frequent and Effective in SEP Litigation in India


We are pleased to bring to you our first guest post for the year by Ms. Punkhuri Chawla. Punkhuri is a Research Analyst at the Jindal Initiative on Research in IP and Competition (JIRICO) at the O.P. Jindal Global University. Interim Arrangements – Frequent and Effective in SEP Litigation in India Punkhuri Chawla Philips filed one of the earliest SEP litigations in India in the year 2009, pertaining to its DVD technology.[1] It was one of the first cases, in which…


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