Patent

China Enters the Realm of Anti-Suit Injunctions in Standard Essential Patent (SEP) Cases


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Dr. Enrico Bonadio (City, University of London – Fellow of the Innovators Network Foundation during 2019-2020), Dr. Luke McDonagh (London School of Economics – Fellow of the Innovators Network Foundation during 2019-2020) and Dr. Plamen Dinev (Goldsmiths, University of London), commenting on the recent Chinese decisions granting anti-suit injunctions in two SEP cases, one of which was discussed on the blog earlier this month here. China Enters the Realm of…


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Opportunities Publication

Call for Papers: NUALS’ Book on Sports and Intellectual Property Rights [Submit by December 30]


We’re glad to inform you that the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights at National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi is seeking papers for its book on themes relating to sports, e-sports and their interplay with IPR. The last date for the submissions is November 15, 2020 [Edit: The deadline has been extended to December 30, 2020]. Call for Papers: NUALS’ Book on Sports and Intellectual Property Rights The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights is one of the 16…


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Opportunities Patent Sponsored

LexisNexis’ Webinar on How Its Solutions Can Help with Patent Search and Drafting High Quality Non-Provisional Applications for IPO [October 29]


We’re pleased to inform you that LexisNexis is organizing a webinar on ‘How LexisNexis solutions can help with Patent Search and Drafting High quality Non-Provisional Applications for IPO‘ on October 29, 2020. For further details, please read the announcement below: Live Webinar: How LexisNexis Solutions Can Help with Patent Search and Drafting High Quality Non-Provisional Applications for IPO From corporate perspective the importance of patent activities is well known however in India, the role of patent activities was generally considered…


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Opportunities

Sixth Annual IP Mosaic Conference: The Arc is Hot!  Using IP to Further Social Justice [October 30-31]


We’re pleased to inform you that the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice (IIPSJ) is organising the Sixth Annual IP Mosaic Conference virtually on 30th and 31st October, 2020. The Conference agenda, timings and order of presentations can be accessed here. Registration for the conference is free of cost and the link for online registration is available here. This year the Conference will host presentations by leading IP scholars and academics including Prof. Carys Craig, Prof. Irene Calboli, Prof….


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Patent

Delhi High Court Issues Anti Anti-Suit Injunction in InterDigital v. Xiaomi Patent Infringement Dispute


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by our former blogger Rajiv Choudhry, discussing the Delhi High Court’s recent order granting an anti anti-suit injunction in the patent infringement dispute between InterDigital and Xiaomi. Rajiv is a practicing advocate based in New Delhi. He specialises in IP law, with a focus on high – technology and patent law and advises/represents clients on SEP/FRAND and other issues related or unrelated to those discussed in the post. He’s also a founder…


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Copyright Patent Trademark

Limited Edition Products and Their Interface with Copyright, Design and Trademark Laws


We’re pleased to bring you another guest post by Dr. Sunanda Bharti, discussing the interface of limited edition products with copyright, design and trademark laws in India, in light of the cancellation of Ferrari’s trademark registration for the shape of its 250 GTO car (only 39 units of which were produced between 1962 and 1964) by EUIPO in July this year. Sunanda is an Assistant Professor in Law at Delhi University and has written several guest posts for us, the…


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Trademark

Time to Add the Discrimination Dimension to Grounds of Refusal for Trademark Registration?


We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Dr. Sunanda Bharti, discussing the position of law on registration and use of discriminatory trademarks and the need for prohibition on the same, in light of the recent ‘Fair & Lovely’ trademark controversy. Sunanda is an Assistant Professor in Law at Delhi University and has written several guest posts for us, which can be viewed here. Time to Add the Discrimination Dimension to Grounds of Refusal for Trademark Registration? Sunanda Bharti…


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Patent

Chinese Court Issues Anti-Suit Injunction Re Pending Delhi HC Case by InterDigital against Xiaomi


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by our former blogger Rajiv Choudhry, discussing the implications of a recent Chinese Court order granting an anti-suit injunction against InterDigital in respect of patent infringement proceedings against Xiaomi in the Delhi High Court and InterDigital’s anti-anti-suit injunction application filed against Xiaomi before the Delhi High Court response to this order. Rajiv is a practicing advocate based in New Delhi. He specialises in IP law, with a focus on high – technology…


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Courses & Workshops Opportunities

Free Online Course on Intellectual Property [Register by October 14, 2020]


We’re pleased to inform you that a free online course on intellectual property is being offered for students on the e-learning platform SWAYAM by Yogesh Pai, Assistant Professor of Law, Coordinator of IPR Chair and Co-Director of the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) at National Law University, Delhi. For further details, please see the announcement below: Join the Online Course on Intellectual Property Title: SWAYAM (Free) Course  ‘Intellectual Property’ About the Course: The course is launched on the…


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Copyright

Copyright Doctrine of Conceptual Separability: Separating the Artistic from the Utilitarian


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Varsha Jhavar, discussing the legal position on the conceptual separability doctrine, which allows copyright protection of artistic features of a useful article if they can be conceptually separated from the utilitarian aspects of the article, in United States (US) and India. Varsha is a 5th year student at Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur. She recently won the second prize for 1st Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on IP Law that…


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