Copyright

Is Intermediary Liability Decision in Shree Krishna Int’l v. YouTube Copyright Dispute in Line with MySpace?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Arth Nagpal and Harsh Srivastava, analysing Gurugram District Court’s decision on intermediary liability for copyright infringement in Shree Krishna International v. YouTube (2019) in light of Delhi High Court’s landmark decision in MySpace (2016). They argue that the Punjab & Haryana High Court, before which an appeal from the decision is listed for final hearing, should follow MySpace and bring clarity on the liability of intermediaries for copyright infringement. Arth…


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Opportunities Publication

Call for Submissions: NLUJ Centre for Intellectual Property Studies Blog


We’re pleased to inform you that the Centre for Intellectual Property Studies at National Law University, Jodhpur is inviting submissions for its blog on a rolling basis. For further details, please see the announcement below: Call for Submissions – NLUJ Centre for Intellectual Property Studies Blog The NLUJ Centre for Intellectual Property Studies Blog invites original and unpublished submissions on a rolling basis, from students, researchers, policy-makers, academicians and lawyers, relating to any contemporary debates in intellectual property law and allied…


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Opportunities Publication

Call for Submissions: NLIU’s Blog on IP and Technology Law (Rolling Submissions)


We’re pleased to inform you that Cell for Studies in Intellectual Property Rights (CSIPR) at NLIU, Bhopal’s is inviting submissions for its Blog on IP and Technology Law. For further details, please see the announcement below: Call for Blogs: NLIU’s Blog on IP and Technology Law (Rolling Submissions) About the Institution National Law Institute University is a law school and a Centre for research located in Bhopal, India. Established in 1997 by the State of Madhya Pradesh, it is one of the…


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Innovation Patent

Critiquing Prizes as an Alternative Mechanism for Promoting Innovation


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Avani Bagaria, analysing the benefits and pitfalls of using prizes as an alternative to patents for incentivsing innovation. Avani is a 5th year student at Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat. Critiquing Prizes as an Alternative Mechanism for Promoting Innovation  Avani Bagaria Introduction Under the prize mechanism for encouraging innovation, the inventors are awarded through the means of cash prizes rather than granting a monopoly over the usage of their invention…


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Courses & Workshops Opportunities Patent

Virtual Workshop for Students on ‘Nuances of Patent Processing’ [October 26-28, 2020]


We’re pleased to inform you that DPIIT IPR Chair at Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur is organising a three day free virtual workshop for students on ‘Nuances of Patent Processing’ from October 26-28, 2020. For further details, please read the announcement below. Three-day Virtual Workshop on ‘Nuances of Patent Processing’ by DPIIT IPR CHAIR at Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur | October 26-28, 2020 The Chair for Intellectual Property Rights of Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur proposes three-day virtual…


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Copyright

Is Copyright a Hindrance for Open Access in India?


On the occasion of International Open Access Week, we’re delighted to bring to our readers an insightful post by Dr. Arul George Scaria, discussing whether the process of relinquishment of rights granted to authors under the Indian copyright law may cause copyright to be a hindrance for open access in India. Dr. Scaria is an Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) at National Law University, Delhi. He did his doctoral…


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Opportunities Publication

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


We’re pleased 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 the theme: ‘Innovate for a Green Future: Role of IP Rights in Encouraging Innovation and Creativity’. 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 Sustainability and Intellectual Property Law  The Centre for Intellectual…


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Patent

Nivolumab and 5C4 – Big Brother or Twin brothers?


As there is a lot of text here, please reach out to swaraj@spicyip.com for an accessible copy of the flowchart

We’re pleased to bring our readers an in-depth post looking at the grant of a patent application related to the anti-cancer drug Nivolumab, written by Dr. Venkata Subramanian Raman and Ms Sai Ratna Manjari. Dr. Venkata Subramanian Raman is a registered patent agent and proprietor of Patentszone, and Ms. Sai Ratna Manjari is a registered patent agent providing IPR consulting service and also associated with Patentszone. (Please note that given the nature of examination in the current post, it is…


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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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