Patent

When the Guard of the “Boll-Guard” Fell!


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Dr. Deepa Kachroo Tiku on the recently delivered judgment by the Delhi High Court in the Monsanto-Nuziveedu dispute. Dr. Deepa is a partner at K&S Partners and based out of the Gurgaon (Nation Capital Region) office. She is a registered Patent Agent with the Indian Patent Office and an attorney at law. She specializes in the area of Life Sciences, with an emphasis on patent drafting, prosecution and contentious practice,…


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Patent

Justice Prabha Sridevan and Prof. Srividya Raghavan on Patent Local Working and Safeguarding India’s Sovereignty


Recently, Justice Prabha Sridevan (former Madras HC judge and IPAB Chairperson) and Prof. Srividya Raghavan (Professor at Texas A&M University School of Law) wrote an insightful editorial on India’s patent working disclosure requirement in the Hindu. In this hard hitting piece, they argue that this requirement is part of India’s exercise of its sovereign right and fulfillment of its constitutional duty to ensure access to medicines and protect public health. Patent Working Information and Access to Medicines Justice Sridevan and…


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Geographical Indication

SpicyIP Fellowship 2018-19: Basmati Wars – Peril for Madhya Pradesh and GI Issue with Hybrids of Basmati


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant, Rishabh Mohnot. Rishabh is a 3rd year student at National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata. This is his first submission for the Fellowship. Rishabh had also written a post for us last year during his internship. Basmati Wars: Peril for Madhya Pradesh and GI Issue with Hybrids of Basmati Rishabh Mohnot On March 15, 2018, the Geographical Indications (GI) Registry passed an order rejecting Madhya…


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Patent

Patent Office Publishes Stakeholders’ Comments on Patent Working Issues and Form 27


In compliance of the order passed by the Delhi High Court on 15th March in Prof. Basheer’s Patent Working PIL, the Patent Office has published on its website the comments received by it from stakeholders on issues relating to patent working provisions (including Form 27). This is a very welcome move and the speed of the Indian Patent Office needs to be appreciated. The full text of the comments can be viewed here and a brief summary of each of…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: 5th WTI – CWS Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy [June 4-29, New Delhi]


We are pleased to remind our readers that The World Trade Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland and the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, India will be conducting the 5th WTI – CWS Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy (“Joint Academy”), from June 4 to June 29, 2018 in New Delhi. The last date for submission of applications is March 30, 2018. For further details, please read the Call for Applications below: 5th WTI – CWS JOINT ACADEMY ON…


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Patent

Patent Working PIL (Update): Court Directs Govt. to Give Reasonable Timeline and Publish Comments Online


In the latest development in the Patent Working PIL filed by Prof. Basheer, the Delhi High Court has directed the Government to file an affidavit stating a reasonable timeline within which it will complete its ongoing consultation with the stakeholders on the patent working issues, examine the comments it receives and effectuate the necessary amendments under the Patents Act. In a laudable move, the Court has also ordered the Government to immediately publish all the comments received by it on the website…


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Patent

Delhi HC Reiterates that Delay in Filing a Patent Examination Request is Uncondonable


Last month, in a lucid and well-reasoned judgment (Sphaera Pharma Pte. Ltd and Anr. v. Union Of India), the Delhi High Court emphatically clarified that the Patents Act, 1970 does not offer any scope for considering a request for patent examination filed beyond the prescribed period of 48 months from the date of filing of the application. It reiterated the ruling rendered by it in 2011 in Nippon Steel Corporation v. Union of India that we had covered here. Prescribed…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: 5th WTI – CWS Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy [June 4-29, New Delhi]


We are pleased to announce that The World Trade Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland and the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, India will be conducting the 5th WTI – CWS Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy (“Joint Academy”), from June 4 to June 29, 2018 in New Delhi. The last date for submission of applications is March 30, 2018. For further details, please read the Call for Applications below: 5th WTI – CWS JOINT ACADEMY ON INTERNATIONAL…


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Patent

Patent Office Calls for Comments on Patent Working Disclosure and Form 27


(This post has been co-authored with Prof. Shamnad Basheer) [Edit: The deadline for submission of comments has been extended to March 23, 2018] As reported last month, in our Patent Working PIL, the Delhi High Court asked the Government to submit an affidavit outlining the proposed framework and timeline for enforcing the patent working disclosure mandate. The court also asked the office to consider reviewing/revising the Form 27 format to make it more optimal. To this end, the Patent Office…


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Others

SpicyIP Ranked 3rd in List of Top Patent Blogs in the World


We are extremely delighted to inform our readers that SpicyIP has been ranked 3rd in a list of top patent blogs of 2018 published by James Yang of OC Patent Lawyer on IPWatchdog earlier last month. This list is an update of the 2011 and 2009 lists where SpicyIP was ranked 5th and 4th respectively. The entire list of top 16 patent blogs of 2018 is as follows: IPWatchdog Patently-O SpicyIP IPKat Phosita OCPatentLawyer IP News Flash Patent Arcade Patent Baristas IP Spotlight Patent Dogs…


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