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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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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Events

SpicyIP Events: Roundtable on Trademark Enforcement – Challenges & Opportunities [Mumbai, March 16, 2018]


We are pleased to announce that K&S Partners, in collaboration with International Trademark Association (INTA), is organizing a roundtable on ‘Trademark Enforcement – Challenges & Opportunities’ on March 16, 2018 in Mumbai. For further details, please read the post below:           Roundtable on Trademark Enforcement – Challenges & Opportunities Leading intellectual property law firm, K&S Partners, in collaboration with the International Trademark Association (INTA) is organizing a half-day roundtable in Mumbai on ‘Trademark Enforcement – Challenges &…


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Call for SpicyIP Research Fellows: Application Deadline Extended to March 15, 2018


As announced last month, this year apart from the (blogging) Fellows, SpicyIP is also looking for at least two (2) Research Fellows. If you have an interest in IP law and love legal research and writing, look no further! Apply immediately to become a SpicyIP Research Fellow!  The deadline for submitting applications for the ‘Research Fellow’ position has now been extended to March 15, 2018. Who We Are Looking For? We are looking for Research Fellows who can provide high-quality research as well as…


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6th SpicyIP Fellowship 2018-19: Application Deadline Extended to March 15, 2018


As announced last month, SpicyIP is inviting  applications for the 6th SpicyIP Fellowship 2018-19. If you have an interest in IP law and love legal research and writing, look no further! Apply immediately to become a SpicyIP Fellow! The deadline for submitting applications has now been extended from February 28 to March 15, 2018. Year after year, our fellowship series has attracted some of the brightest minds to the world of IP. If you are wondering whether it’s worth applying for the SpicyIP…


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SpicyIP Events: FICCI Online Certificate Courses on Intellectual Property Rights; Register by March 15


We are pleased to announce that registrations have commenced for March 2018 session of IPPro, IPComp and CCIPR courses offered by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). The last date for registration is March 15, 2018. For further details, please read the post below: About FICCI Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India’s struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as…


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Patent

Patent Working PIL (Update): Court Clarifies Patent “Licensing” Confidentiality and Suggests Form 27 Reform


(This post has been co-authored with Prof. Shamnad Basheer)  Last week, we brought to you news of yet another well reasoned and lucid order from a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court (comprising Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Hari Shankar) in our Patent Working PIL (see here and here). This order (dated February 7, 2018) is now available on the Delhi High Court website here. The order again reiterates the importance of the patent working disclosure requirement…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: 7th Annual IP Teaching Workshop, 2018 [NLU Delhi, March 24]


  We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) in association with National Academy of Law Teaching is organising the 7th Annual IP Teaching Workshop 2018 at National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) on March 24, 2018. The last date for submission of applications is March 1, 2018. For further details, please read the post below.   7th Annual IP Teaching Workshop- 2018 March 24, 2018 National Law University Delhi (NLUD) The VII Annual IP Teaching Workshop- 2018 is being organised by…


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SpicyIP Events: Conference on ‘Back to Basics: The Role of Property in the IP System’ [NLU Delhi, March 22-23]


                          We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) at National Law University Delhi and the Centre for Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University, Washington D.C. are organising a conference titled: “Back to Basics: The Role of Property in the IP System” on March 22-23, 2018 at National Law University Delhi. The last date for registration is February 28,…


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Copyright

DishTV vs. TVAddons: A Prognosis of Achievable Outcomes – Part II


In the Part I of this two-part guest post, Himanshu had given a brief background about the parties involved and the subject-matter of the case followed by the discussion on the prima facie validity of the possible defenses taken by Defendant no.1, ZemTV. In Part II of the post below, he analyses the case further. DISHTV vs. TVAddons: A Prognosis of Achievable Outcomes – Part II Himanshu Arora TVADDONS.ORG – Indirect copyright infringement – TVaddons has been alleged to be…


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