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[Sponsored] LexisNexis recognizes the world’s outperforming companies with its “Innovation Momentum 2022: The Global Top 100” report


We’re pleased to inform you that LexisNexis has released its inaugural ‘Innovation Momentum 2022: The Global Top 100’ report. For further details, please see their announcement below: LexisNexis recognizes the world’s outperforming companies with its “Innovation Momentum 2022: The Global Top 100” report The first patent-based report to measure short-term innovation momentum, highlighting innovators with exceptional technological relevance for the future. To uncover forward-thinking patent development and spotlight true technological contemporaries across industries, LexisNexis Intellectual Property Solutions has released its inaugural…


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Copyright Others

Right to Research (“R2R”): An Independent Right with an Imposed Dependence in Copyright Law?


book cover of Dworkin's "Taking Rights Seriously"

Lokesh Vyas writes in with a post pondering the existence of a ‘right to research’ (r2r) in India. The query around r2r in general is not a new one – see for example Appadurai’s widely cited 2006 paper by the same name, or SPARC’s Coalition formed back in 2009. Lokesh attempts to find grounding for it in Indian law through the current post. He is an LLM Candidate (IP and Technology) at American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL), InfoJustice Fellow…


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Opportunities

Call for Applications: Post of Research Officer at CUSAT Kochi’s Inter University Centre for IPR Studies [Apply by January 31]


We’re pleased to inform you that The Inter-University Centre for IPR Studies at CUSAT, Kochi is inviting applications for the post of Research Officer (Science/Technology). For further details, please see the announcement below: Call for Applications: Post of Research Officer at CUSAT Kochi’s Inter University Centre for IPR Studies The Inter-University Centre for IPR Studies invites applications from qualified candidates for engagement to the post of Research Officer (Science/Technology) in IUCIPRS on a contract basis for one year. The deadline for…


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Publication

Call for Papers: GNLU Journal of Law and Technology


We’re pleased to inform you that the GNLU Centre for Law and Technology is inviting submissions for GNLU Journal of Law and Technology. For details, please see their call for papers below. Call for Papers for GNLU Journal of Law and Technology SUBMISSION GUIDELINES The GNLU Journal of Law and Technology encourages paper submissions focusing on the amalgamation of any area of technology and law. GNLU Journal of Law and Technology is a bi-annual journal open for submissions from academicians,…


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[Sponsored] LexisNexis Introduces New Legal Issue Analysis for PTAB Ex Parte Decisions in LexisNexis PatentAdvisor


We’re pleased to inform you that Lexis Nexis has introduced new legal issue analysis for PTAB ex parte decisions in LexisNexis PatentAdvisor. For further details, please see their announcement below: LexisNexis introduces new legal issue analysis for PTAB ex parte decisions in LexisNexis PatentAdvisor, enabling search issue-tagged decisions and locating effective arguments at every interaction with the USPTO. LexisNexis Legal & Professional today announced the launch of PTAB Decisions, an enhancement to the market-leading patent prosecution analytics tool LexisNexis PatentAdvisor….


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Plant Variety Protection

Looking at PPVFR Authority’s cancellation of Pepsico India’s Extant Potato Variety Protection


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Arun Mohan on the recent order by the PPV & FR Authority dated 03.12.2021 in the “revocation application relating to FL 2027- Kavita Kuruganti”. Arun has been a regular guest blogger for SpicyIP and you can find his bio and posts here and here. Looking at PPVFR Authority’s cancellation of Pepsico India’s Extant Potato Variety Protection Arun Mohan The recent order of the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights…


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Opportunities Patent

Beginners’ Awareness Workshop on Patent Oppositions in the Pharmaceutical Field [Dec 13-15; Apply by Dec 10]


We’re pleased to inform you that Inter University Centre for IPR Studies (IUCIPRS), CUSAT and Third World Network are jointly organising a free Beginners’ Awareness Workshop on Patent Oppositions in the Pharmaceutical Field from 13th to 15th December, 2021. Beginners’ Awareness Workshop on Patent Oppositions in the Pharmaceutical Field Inter University Centre for IPR Studies (IUCIPRS), CUSAT and Third World Network are jointly organising a Beginners’ Awareness Workshop on Patent Oppositions in the Pharmaceutical Field. The workshop is online and is open…


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Publication

Call For Submissions: NUALS’ Blog ‘The IP Site’


We’re pleased to inform you that The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi is inviting submissions for its official blog, The IP Site on a rolling basis. For further details, please see the announcement below: Call for Blogs – The IP Site, the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR), NUALS Kochi The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), invites submissions for its official…


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Others

Is it Kurta? Is it a Kaftaan? It’s GUCCI: Why GUCCI May Not be Accountable This Time Too


We’re pleased to bring to you a post by Niharika Salar. Niharika is an Assistant Professor at the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. Is it Kurta? Is it a Kaftaan? It’s GUCCI: Why GUCCI May Not be Accountable This Time Too A few months ago, Gucci was found selling a peculiar outfit named “organic linen kaftan”. Following this incident, news of Zara selling lungi as ‘check mini skirt’ a few years ago had resurfaced on social media. This isn’t the…


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Trademark

DRS Logistics v. Google: Revival of the Third-party Trademark as a Keyword Dispute


We are pleased to bring you a guest post from Payal Saraogi, on a recent decision of the Delhi High Court on Google’s use of trademarks as advertisement keywords. Payal graduated from the School of Law, Christ University in 2020, and currently practices as a disputes lawyer. She advises/represents clients on issues related or unrelated to those discussed in the post. DRL Logistics v. Google: Revival of the Third-party Trademark as a Keyword Dispute Payal Saraogi The steady growth in…


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