Others

SpicyIP Jobs: Associate/Senior Associate – Patents at Remfry & Sagar, Gurgaon & Chennai


We are pleased to inform our readers that Remfry & Sagar, one of India’s leading IP law firms, is looking to recruit 10 candidates for the Associate/Senior Associate – Patents position for its Gurgaon and Chennai offices. For further details, please read the job description below: About the Firm Remfry & Sagar, India’s premier Intellectual Property law firm, with over 225 personnel, is expanding its operations and looking to recruit qualified patent attorneys, science/engineering graduates and lawyers (with technical/science backgrounds) for…


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Others

Singh Is King! : IPAB Ceases to be Headless with Justice (Retd.) Manmohan Singh’s Appointment as Its Chairman


In a post last year, Prof. Basheer had informed us of a speculative piece of news that Justice Manmohan Singh, former judge of the Delhi High Court, would soon succeed Justice (Retd.) K.N. Basha as the Chairman of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) after his retirement. If certain recent web reports (see here, here, here and here) and an information note (which seems to be one issued by the government) are to be believed, this could well have come…


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Privacy

The Privacy Case – Looking Past Semantics


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Jaideep Reddy on the ongoing SC case on right to privacy. Jaideep is a technology lawyer at Nishith Desai Associates. The views expressed in this post are personal. We had earlier published a few snippets of an article co-authored by him on problems of delegated legislation/executive action here.   The Privacy Case – Looking Past Semantics Jaideep Reddy Next week, the Supreme Court is expected to answer the question that…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: NLU Delhi’s Workshop on SEPs: Patents and Antitrust Issues in the High-Tech World


We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Competition (CIIPC) at National Law University, Delhi is organising a one-day workshop on Standard Essential Patents: Patents and Antitrust Issues in the High – Tech World by Prof. Jay Kesan and Dr. Kirti Gupta. The workshop will be held on August 26, 2017 (Saturday) from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The deadline for sending applications is August 20, 2017. For further details, please…


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Patent

What’s All the Fuss About in India, Concerning the EPO?


We are extremely pleased to bring to you a guest post by Adarsh Ramanujan. Adarsh is an Advocate with Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, New Delhi, primarily assisting clients as a litigation attorney. 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. A major portion of his time is spent, practicing in the areas of IP & Technology Laws as well as in International Trade Law. His expertise also extends…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: BananaIP’s Seminar on Patents for Corporate Inventors: ‘The Strategic Inventor’


We are pleased to announce that BananaIP (BIP) Counsels is organising a seminar on patents for corporate inventors on September 22, 2017 at ITC Gardenia in Bangalore. For further details on the seminar, please read their post below: BananaIP Announces a Unique Seminar on Patents for Corporate Inventors “BananaIP (BIP) Counsels, a leading Patent Law Firm in India, is organizing a unique seminar on patents for corporate inventors on 22nd September, 2017, at Bangalore, India. Entitled “The Strategic Inventor,” the seminar is…


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Others

SpicyIP Jobs: Associate at a Leading IP Law Firm in New Delhi


We are glad to inform our readers that a leading IP law firm in Delhi is looking to immediately hire a lawyer for the position of an Associate. Who Can Apply? Any fresh law graduate or one having 1-2 years of work experience may apply. Responsibilities The candidate will be involved in IP transactional, litigation and policy work. How to Apply? Interested candidates may send their application along with their CV and 2 writing samples to [email protected] The applications must…


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Others

Call for Papers: Journal of Intellectual Property Law (JIPL), Institute of Law, Nirma University; Submit by Oct 31, 2017


We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat is inviting articles / research papers, case studies and book reviews on the contemporary topics related to intellectual property rights for publication in the 3rd issue (2017-18 volume) of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law. For further details, please read the post below: Call for Papers: Journal of Intellectual Property Law Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat hereby invites articles /…


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Others Patent

Accessing Patent Office’s Order in India’s Second Compulsory Licensing Case Openly: EBC Helps Yet Again


Did any of you recently try searching online for a copy of the Patent Office’s order rejecting the second compulsory license application that was filed in India by BDR Pharma for BMS’s patented anti-cancer drug ‘Dasatinib’? Most of you who did, I’m sure, were met only with disappointment. This order (dated October 29, 2013) is, sadly and surprisingly, not available on the Patent Office’s website. In fact, it’s nowhere to be found on the internet except on LinkedIn Slideshare here….


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Patent

Can Patent Attorneys Ever be Named as Co-Inventors of the Claims they Draft?


Last week, we received a very thought provoking comment from a lawyer working at a renowned patent law firm in France (who wishes to remain anonymous). In the comment he throws light on the prevalent practice of patent attorneys often having to draft patent applications based on only a single slide or drawing provided by their clients and yet not being cited as co-inventors in those applications. He argues that that this practice is not only unfair but also against…


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