Patent

SEPs and Confidentiality Clubs: No Compatibility With Each Other


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by our former blogger Rajiv Choudhry, discussing why it is not in a defendant’s best interests to agree to a confidentiality club arrangement in a SEP litigation. Rajiv is a practicing advocate based in New Delhi. He specialises in IP law, with a focus on high – technology and patent law. His core IP interest areas are the intersection of technology and IP, Indian IP policy, innovation, and telecommunications patents. His…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (June 1 – 7)


[This post has been authored by our intern, Bhavik Shukla, a 5th year student at NLIU, Bhopal] Topical Highlight Bombay High Court Finds Web Series ‘Singardaan’ Prima Facie Infringing: Does Copyright Law Protect Themes of Stories? Arun covered the decision of the Bombay HC in Shamoil Ahmad Khan v. Falguni Shah, wherein the Defendants were temporarily restrained from making further adaptations or using their web series. He notes that the Court applied a distinct ‘abstraction’ process to compare the Parties’…


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Copyright

Masakali 2.0: Unconsented Song Remakes and Ownership of Copyright


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Akshat Agrawal, discussing the issues relating to first ownership of copyright in musical works in light of the recent Masakali 2.0 remake controversy. He offers a detailed analysis on whether producers, in absence of an assignment, have a right to remake or authorize a remake of songs without the consent of the composers. Akshat is a 5th year student at the Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat. He’s written a guest post…


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Copyright COVID-19

Real-Time Piracy Concerns Emerge as Live Music Streaming Goes Mainstream in Wake of COVID-19


We’re glad to bring to you a guest post by Simrat Kaur, discussing the piracy challenges that may emerge with live music streaming becoming a norm in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Simrat is a New Delhi based IP lawyer. She pursued her undergraduate law course from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab and masters law course from National University of Singapore. After having worked with leading Indian law firms (Anand & Anand and Luthra & Luthra Law…


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Patent

SpicyIP Fellowship : The Frequently Overlooked Corollaries of Academic Patenting


We are pleased to bring you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant, Vedangini Bisht, discussing the various concerns to be kept in mind while framing a patent policy for academic institutions. Vedangini is a 3rd year law student at National Law University, Delhi. The Frequently Overlooked Corollaries of Academic Patenting Vedangini Bisht A recently published post on the blog looked at the Draft Model Guidelines on Implementation of IPR Policy for Academic Institutions and brought up several concerns regarding…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (May 25 – 31)


[This post has been authored by our intern, Bhavik Shukla, a 5th year student at NLIU, Bhopal] Topical Highlight Are Patent Pools an Effective Solution to COVID-19’s IP Barriers? Through an interesting post, Namratha wrote about the effectiveness of patent pools in evading IP barriers to fight COVID-19. She begins by elaborating upon the various initiatives undertaken by organizations to promote collaborative research. Giving an insight into the industry practice of creation of patent pools, she argues that patent pools…


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Patent

Confidentiality Clubs: Why Parties’ Presence is Imperative in Indian SEP Case Proceedings?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Sripada Yashwant Prasad, discussing the consequences of the plausible exclusion of the parties from Confidentiality Clubs in SEP court proceedings and suggesting that their presence is warranted. Yashwant is currently a Masters candidate, pursuing IP and Competition Laws at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, Germany. He has previously worked at Saikrishna & Associates (‘S&A’), New Delhi and Legalexcel, Bengaluru. At S&A, Yashwant was part of a couple of SEP…


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Copyright COVID-19

SpicyIP Tidbit: Reverse Engineering of Aarogya Setu App Not Prohibited Anymore


We’re delighted to bring to you a short guest post by our former blogger Aparajita Lath, updating us on the issue of prohibition on reverse engineering of the Govt’s COVID-19 tracking mobile app Aarogya Setu. She had recently questioned the legal enforceability of this prohibition in light of the fair use rights under the Copyright Act in a guest post here. Aparajita is a lawyer based in Bangalore. Her previous posts on the blog can be viewed here. SpicyIP Tidbit:…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (May 18 – 24)


[This post has been authored by our intern, Bhavik Shukla, a 5th year student at NLIU, Bhopal] Topical Highlight The Delhi High Court and an Anti-Suit Injunction – Part I & II In a two-part post, Mathews wrote about the Delhi HC’s recent decision in HT Media Ltd. v. Brainlink Int., wherein it granted an interim injunction restraining a New York-based corporation from using the domain name ‘www.hindustan.com’ and proceeding with this suit or filing a related suit before any court. In…


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Texas A&M School of Law Invites Your Contributions to its New Blog, TradeRxReport


We’re pleased to inform you that Texas A&M University School of Law has launched a new blog ‘TradeRx Report‘ which explores questions of access to affordable medicines and health care that arise at the intersection of IP law and international trade, and is inviting contributions for it. For further details, please read the announcement below: Texas A&M School of Law Invites Your Contributions to its New Blog, TradeRxReport Texas A&M University School of Law, is launching a new blog and…


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