Copyright Event Opportunities

NUJS Online Lecture by Prof. David Nimmer on Google v. Oracle Case [December 23]


We’re pleased to inform you that NUJS IP & Technology Laws Society (IPTLS) at NUJS, Kolkata is organising an online lecture by Prof. David Nimmer on the Google v. Oracle case, in the memory of our Founder Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer. The lecture is scheduled to be held next week on 23rd December at 10:30 AM IST.  For registration and other details, please see the announcement below. For a background of the case, you may refer to our previous posts…


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Copyright Opportunities Trademark

NLU-D’s DIGITAL (Digital Rights and Inclusive Technology for All) Fellowship 2021 [Apply by December 22]


We’re pleased to inform you that The Centre for Communication Governance (CCG) at National Law University, Delhi is calling for applications for the DIGITAL (Digital Rights and Inclusive Technology for All) Fellowship 2021. For details of the Fellowship, please read the announcement below: Digital Fellowship 2021  The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi (CCG), is calling for applications for the DIGITAL (Digital Rights and Inclusive Technology for All) Fellowship, to be offered to successful candidates for a…


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Event Opportunities Trade Secret

NUJS International Webinar on Trade Secret as a Momentous Asset [December 12]


We’re pleased to inform you that MHRD IPR Chair, NUJS, in association with the IPThink – Tank is organising an international webinar on ‘Trade Secret as a Momentous Asset’ on 12th December at 2:30 PM IST (10 AM CET). For further details, please see the announcement below: NUJS International Webinar on Trade Secret as a Momentous Asset December 12 | 2:30 PM (IST) 10 AM (CET) Trade secrets are a very important part of any IP portfolio. It is no…


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Copyright

Who Gets Paid for the Music You Listen to?: Revamping Music and Copyright in India (Part II)


We’re pleased to bring you Part II of a two-part guest post by Akshat Agrawal on the ‘incentive/compensation’ structure actually in place for artists in India, its consequences, and a suggested amendment in the law to deal with these issues. Part I of this post can be viewed here. Akshat Agrawal is a law graduate from Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat and is currently working as a law researcher cum judicial clerk at the Delhi High Court. He has previously…


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Copyright

Who Gets Paid for the Music You Listen to?: Revamping Music and Copyright in India (Part I)


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We’re pleased to bring you an in-depth two-part guest post by Akshat Agrawal looking into the ‘incentive/compensation’ structure actually in place for artists in India, its consequences, and a suggested amendment in the copyright law to deal with these issues. Akshat Agrawal is a law graduate from Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat and is currently working as a law researcher cum judicial clerk at the Delhi High Court. He has previously also written two guest posts for us, ‘Masakali 2.0:…


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Patent

Are Orbital Transfer Trajectories Patentable?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Shivam Kaushik, analysing the patentability of orbital transfer trajectories of spacecrafts in light of the recent patent grant to NASA in the US for ‘a method for transferring a spacecraft from the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) to Lunar Orbit’. Shivam is a 5th year law student at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He’s previously also written guest posts for us, titled ‘Copyright and Webinars: Ownership, Licensing and Fair Use’ , ‘Govt’s…


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Patent

Section 46(2): ‘One Patent Per Invention’ or ‘One Invention Per Patent’?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Amit Tailor, analysing whether rejection of claim(s) of a later patent application having ‘similar’ or ‘overlapping’ scope with that of an ‘earlier’ patent application is appropriate under section 46(2) of the Patents Act which provides that a patent can be granted for one invention only. Amit is working as Manager (Sr. Scientist) at Cadila Healthcare Ltd., handling patent drafting, filing & prosecution, FTO, patentability & invalidity mainly. He has an…


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Copyright

A Copyright Reform Agenda from a Group of Like-Minded IP Teachers


Book Cover of William Patry's How to Fix Copyright

As Nikhil recently noted on the blog, there are currently on-going discussions as to whether the Copyright Act should be amended, with industry associations and law firms being invited to comment on the matter. As he had pointed out then, it is vitally important that industry and their representatives (law firms) not be the only ones sending in these comments, since very few, if any, have reason to focus on the public interest element. In this context, we are very…


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Competition Law

The Antitrust App Store Wars Come to India


Dr Vikas Khaturia

We’re pleased to bring our readers an insightful post by Dr. Vikas Kathuria looking into the latest ‘digital gatekeeping’ controversy that Big Tech has found itself in in India, with the Competition Commission of India having ordered an investigation into Google’s conduct relating to Google Pay and the Play Store. Dr. Kathuria is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich and was formerly a Research Associate at the Competition Commission of India (CCI)….


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Patent

Back to the Drawing Board: Indian Courts’ Tryst with Public Interest Principle in Pharmaceutical Patent Infringement


Blackboard with the words "Public Interest?" written on it

The recent past has seen a few blogposts on how public interest is factored in (or isn’t) by courts. A post looking at public interest as viewed in interim injunctions for pharma cases was posted here, and another post looking at public interest in the pandemic context was posted here. We’re very pleased to bring to our readers another post focusing on this public interest element, which among other aspects also puts forward some thoughts on how it could perhaps…


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