Swaraj Paul Barooah

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Drug Regulation Overlaps in IP Patent Trade Secret

IP Reveries: Class 5.1 – Drugs, Secrets, and Innovation: Brooding Over The Basics


Prof Antilegend’s classes are back! After a few sessions on conceptual and theoretical ideas around IP, this set of sessions will now take the class on a different not-so-theoretical topic and deliberates upon IP issues that crop up around clinical trial test data, drug innovation, Indian drug regulatory regulation etc. If this is your first time coming across the IP Reveries series, you can see what its about as well as get links to our previous classes in the introductory…


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IPAB Orders – Where Art Thou? (And Here’s Our Backup Copy)


Internet Archive's Wayback machine (which archives pages across the internet) showing an "HTTP 301" error, and redirecting the page to a website that seems to belong to karnataka state open university

It’s now been almost a year since the introduction of the Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021, which put an official end to India’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), moving its jurisdiction back to the High Courts. There have been a few questions lingering from this transfer though. For instance, as pointed out in the comments on this post – Is there clarity on territorial jurisdiction for various High Courts for pending and new cases that would’ve gone to IPAB? What exactly…


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IP Reveries: Class 4.2 Ruminating on the “R – Rights” of IPR!


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  The IP Reveries series is an experimental ‘fun’ series set in an imaginary classroom where we are using a dialogue format to raise questions and discussions around IP that traditionally don’t find a place to get voiced either due to long standing assumptions, or due to being seen as ‘too trivial’ to discuss in more formal settings. The series is authored by Lokesh Vyas and myself in equal measure. For a general introduction to this IP Reveries series, please check…


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IP Reveries: Class 4.1 Ruminating on the “R – Rights” of IPR!


Image of "speech" in jail bars, and a stick figure writing a letter, with the words "Write to Free Speech"

The IP Reveries series is an experimental ‘fun’ series set in an imaginary classroom where we are using a dialogue format to raise questions and discussions around IP that traditionally don’t find a place to get voiced either due to long standing assumptions, or due to being seen as ‘too trivial’ to discuss in more formal settings. The series is authored by Lokesh Vyas and myself in equal measure. For a general introduction to this IP Reveries series, please check the…


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Strong Statement by India at the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference


In an official statement at the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference, that was both blunt and sharply worded, India’s Union Minister Piyush Goyal quite openly called out the developed nations on at least three major points: 1) diluting the “TRIPS Waiver” to the extent that its little more than existing compulsory licensing provisions; 2) their delaying tactics over the waiver; and 3) as well as their attempt to portray themselves as caring for the developing world while actually hardly moving the…


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IP Reveries: Class 3: Parsing the P -‘Property’ of IPR


thaumatrope on "information economics" as one image, and "private property" as the second image

The IP Reveries series is an experimental ‘fun’ series set in an imaginary classroom where we are using a dialogue format to raise questions and discussions around IP that traditionally don’t find a place to get voiced either due to long standing assumptions, or due to being seen as ‘too trivial’ to discuss in more formal settings. The series is authored by Lokesh Vyas and myself in equal measure. For an introduction to this new IP Reveries series, please check the introduction…


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IP Reveries: Class 2 (Part 2): Interrogating the I – ‘Intelligence’ in IPR


The IP Reveries series is an experimental ‘fun’ series set in an imaginary classroom where we are using a dialogue format to raise questions and discussions around IP that traditionally don’t find a place to get voiced either due to long standing assumptions, or due to being seen as ‘too trivial’ to discuss in more formal settings. The series is authored by Lokesh Vyas and myself in equal measure. For an introduction to this new IP Reveries series, please check the introduction…


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IP Reveries: Class 2 – Interrogating the I – ‘Intelligence’ in IPR (Part 1)


pic of 2 people standing on opposite ends of a number on the ground. One sees 6, the other sees 9.

The IP Reveries series is an experimental ‘fun’ series set in an imaginary classroom where we are using a dialogue format to raise questions and discussions around IP that traditionally don’t find a place to get voiced either due to long standing assumptions, or due to being seen as ‘too trivial’ to discuss in more formal settings. The series is authored by Lokesh Vyas and myself in equal measure. For an introduction to this new IP Reveries series, please check…


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IP Reveries: Class 1 – IPR: A Tantalising Term or Troubling Terminology?


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IP Reveries: Class I – “IPR” – A Tantalising Term or Troubling Terminology? Swaraj Barooah & Lokesh Vyas The introduction to this new series is laid out in a previous blogpost here. If you haven’t already, please read that to help make sense of this new series! Fair warning, this introductory post is longer than usual but we hope it makes for some easy Sunday reading! (The first class after a very, very long pandemic break, set somewhere in the…


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IP Reveries – An Introduction


Quote from Socrates "Let the questions be the curriculum"

Intellectual Property Rights – a fascinating ‘subject’ that inadvertently touches upon so many aspects of our day to day life, whether we’re conscious of it or not. A few decades ago, even most lawyers wouldn’t have been able to clearly explain what a patent is. Fast forward to today, and while there’s still plenty of misunderstanding – patents, copyrights, trademarks, inventions, innovations, 4th industrial revolution, etc have all become buzzwords! Simultaneously, the ever growing division between “pro-IP” and “anti-IP” people…


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