Patent

Understanding the Public Interest Element of the Injunction Analysis in Patent Infringement Cases


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Adarsh Ramanujan. Adarsh is an advocate primarily assisting clients as a litigation attorney. He has recently started his own counsel practice with offices in Delhi and Chennai after having spent considerable time with Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan at their New Delhi and Geneva offices. He obtained his B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.) degree (Gold Medalist) from National Law University, Jodhpur  and LL.M. degree from University of California, Berkeley. He is a qualified…


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Patent Plant Variety Protection

NSAI’s Lopsided Take on Patenting of Biotech Innovation in Agriculture 


Last week, we had brought to you a guest post by NSAI on the ongoing Monsanto-Nuziveedu patent dispute. We now bring to you another guest post on this dispute by Mr. Bhagirath Choudhary, the founder director of the South Asia Biotechnology Centre (SABC), New Delhi and Dr. Usharani KS, who practices at Prometheus Patent Services, Hyderabad. This post is in response to NSAI’s post, which in turn was in response to Prashant’s post on whether Monsanto’s invention can be protected as a plant variety…


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Patent Plant Variety Protection

National Seed Association of India (NSAI) on Delhi High Court’s Judgment in the Monsanto-Nuziveedu Dispute


We bring you a guest post from Mr. R.K. Trivedi, Director (Technical) of National Seed Association of India (NSAI). This post is in response to Prashant’s post on whether Monsanto’s invention can be protected as a plant variety and seek benefit-sharing from Nuziveedu, which was published on the blog last week. As readers may be aware, Monsanto is locked in what is possibly the biggest patent/technology battle against various seed companies for some years now. The main seed companies at…


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Others

SpicyIP Jobs: Research Fellows (Law) at CIIPC, NLU Delhi; Apply by 3rd June


We’re pleased to announce that the National Law University, Delhi is looking to engage three full-time Research Fellows (Law) for the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC), at its campus in Dwarka, New Delhi. The deadline for sending applications is June 3, 2018. For further details, please read the call for applications below. Call for Applications – Research Fellows (Law) Position: National Law University, Delhi (‘University’) is seeking to engage, on a contractual basis, three full-time RESEARCH FELLOWS (LAW)…


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Privacy

SpicyIP Fellowship 2018-19: A Case for Creating ‘Identity Rights’ for Digital Identities in India


We’re happy to bring you another guest post by our Fellowship applicant Prarthana Patnaik. Prarthana is a 4th year student at National Law University, Odisha. This is her second submission for the Fellowship. A Case for Creating ‘Identity Rights’ for Digital Identities in India Prarthana Patnaik In the era of the Aadhar, demonetization, blockchain and other technological advancements, ‘digital identities’ are gaining increasing prominence. The World Bank defines ‘digital identities’ as “a set of electronically captured and stored attributes and…


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Patent

SpicyIP Fellowship 2018-19: Is The Discussion on Patent Laws For Outer Space Inventions Really All That Relevant?


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant, Poornima Ramesh. Poornima is a 2nd year student at School of Law, Sastra University. This is her first submission for the Fellowship. Is The Discussion on Patent Laws For Outer Space Inventions Really All That Relevant? Poornima Ramesh There is an interesting debate grappling the international community of IP lawyers – patents for inventions made and used in space. We are all aware that patent rights…


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Copyright

SpicyIP Fellowship 2018-19: Can Embedding Tweets Constitute Copyright Infringement?


We are pleased to bring you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant Prarthana Patnaik. She is a 4th year student at National Law University, Odisha. This is her first submission for the Fellowship. Can Embedding Tweets Constitute Copyright Infringement? Prarthana Patnaik On 15th February, 2018, a New York District Court ruled that embedding tweets may amount to copyright infringement. This decision (Goldman v. Breitbart) has generated widespread criticism for it has far-reaching implications on acts of in-line linking done…


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Others

SpicyIP Jobs: EIPIN Innovation Society Invites Research Proposals for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship [Submit by Sept. 12]


We are pleased to announce that the EIPIN (European IP Institutes Network Innovation Society is inviting applications for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. The deadline for submitting research proposals is September 12, 2018. For further details, please read the post below: Do you want to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship and work with EIPIN Innovation Society? Organisation EIPIN, a consortium of leading research and training centres in intellectual property, presents EIPIN-Innovation Society (www.eipin-innovationsociety.org). EIPIN-Innovation Society is a comprehensive project at the…


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Patent

India’s Patent Working Disclosure Requirement under Attack by US Govt and Big Pharma


Keeping in line with its long-standing tradition, the Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR) has placed India on the ‘Priority Watch List’ in its annual Special 301 Report on IPRs this year as well. The report, which was released late last month, summarises the challenges and concerns in respect of India as follows: “USTR identifies India on the Priority Watch List for lack of sufficient measurable improvements to its IP framework on longstanding and new challenges that have negatively…


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Others

SpicyIP Fellowship 2018-19: John Doe Orders – ‘Justice’ v. Statutory Law


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant, Kashish Makkar. Kashish is a 2nd year student at NLSIU, Bangalore. This is his first submission for the Fellowship. John Doe Orders: ‘Justice’ v. Statutory Law Kashish Makkar The preoccupation of Indian Courts with the notion of justice in disregard to rule of law is not unheard of. The Indian Supreme Court has been often criticised for the exercise of its powers under Article 142 of…


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