SpicyIP Tidbits:More on the Bayer Patent Linkage


Updating our readers more on the Bayer Patent Linkage case, the Supreme Court today has admitted a special leave petition filed by Bayer. (For a more detailed report, see here ). We thank our reader Manish for bringing this to our notice. The case seems to be gaining more momentum owing to the apprehensions surrounding patent linkage as it potentially undermines the public health safeguards.The matter,as report earlier,has been listed in the third week of April for further hearing.Hopefully,the wait…


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From Pranab, with love…are the budgetary sops going to bowl IP lovers over?


The present financial budget has brought in a host of good news for the pharma industry with tax sops serving as the perfect holi gift from the Government. I am yet to go through the fine print of the budget,but on the face of it there seems to be a reason to rejoice for the pharma industry as the weighted deduction on in-house R&D expenditure has been hiked from 150% to 200%.The primary benefit to be accrued by means of…


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SpicyIP Tidbits:Bayer Patent Linkage


Updating our readers more on the Bayer patent linkage case ,the Supreme Court on February 26,has refused to stay a Delhi High Court Order ,dated February 10. The said Order had rejected Bayer’s attempt to block the Drug Controller General of India from allowing Cipla Ltd. to market its generic version of Nexavar. A notice has been issued to Cipla and the matter has been listed for further hearing in the third week of April. We shall keep you updated…


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Master’s in Intellectual Property Law :Opportunities


Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), School of Law , in association with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia has launched a first of its kind Master’s Programme in Intellectual Property Law (MIPL). A two year Master’s programme which is India’s only Master’s programme in Intellectual Property law, shall be delivered and managed by Rainmaker, India’s leading solutions provider to the Legal industry, through its proprietary online learning platform, eMentor. MIPL programme has been designed by an Expert Committee conmprising…


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1st Franklin Pierce Law Center Intellectual Property Law Essay Competititon,2010.


The Franklin Pierce Law Centre, New Hampshire USA is organising the 1st Franklin Pierce Law Centre Intellectual Property Law Essay Competition, 2010 in association with the National Law University, Jodhpur, India. The objective of the Essay Competition is to encourage research in emerging areas in the field of intellectual property law, and, accordingly, the organizers have selected cutting edge and forward looking topics for the Competition.    TOPICS:  Issues in open source in biotechnology  Obviousness in Chemical and Biotechnology Patents:…


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Second Annual Conference on Intellectual Property-hosted by Iona College


Iona College (New Rochelle, NY) will be hosting its second annual conference on Intellectual Property, from April 30-May 1,2010.The conference aims at exploring intellectual property in a cross disciplinary context.Questioning  the evolution of intellectual property as a concept,the conference will be seeking answers to the impact of IP in the various fields and seeks to provide insightful answers and approaches. The keynote address will be presented by Dr. James Boyle and Nina Paley, writer and director of “Sita Sings the…


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IPR Summit 2010


In an effort to enhance education in the filed of intellectual property law ,George Washington University Law School in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has been hosting the IPR Summit since 2004.The Summit from its inception has attracted stellar IP experts ,academcians, policy makers and stalwarts from the IP industry. The 7th edition of this prestigious Summit will flag off on 14 February,2010 at New Delhi. A moot court is scheduled on 14 February,2010 at National Law School,…


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Asked not to Dial : Just Dial Accuses Askme of Data Theft


Hot off the  press is an ex parte injunction granted by the Delhi High Court to Just Dial, the multipurpose local search engine giant, which alleged that Infomedia 18 Limited, a group company of TV 18, had substantially copied its database and was displaying the same on its website askme.in . Just Dial alleged a case of copyright infringement with respect to the valuable database which has been a result of the extensive research carried out for 14 years. Just…


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"Pay up" says the Delhi High Court-Microsoft hauled up for Forum Shopping


In a path breaking ruling by the Delhi High Court to curb the menace of forum shopping, Justice S.N.Dhingra ordered software giant Microsoft Corporation to pay about Rs.8,00, 000 for having chosen to initiate the proceedings against an alleged copyright infringement at the Delhi High Court, despite the cause of action having arisen in four different cities, thereby shedding light on the unsettled law on choice of proper forum. Justice Dhingra very rightfully observed that “one cannot be given the…


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Panel Discussion on Bilski


The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) Washington College of Law, American University and the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) will host a panel of experts to discuss the much debated Bilski v. Kappos on November 19, 2009,4.30 pm-6.30 pm, EST. This is being made possible due to outstanding efforts of Prof. Josh Sarnoff of Washington College of Law who has written extensively on the matter here and here . The case essentially throws light on the limitations on patentable…


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