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Patents, Innovation & University Research: A Few Questions about the Indian Narrative – Part II


We’re pleased to bring you Part II of a two-part guest post by Victor Vaibhav Tandon. Part I of the post can be viewed here. Victor is an academician turned lawyer. He’s also a registered Patent Agent and holds a Ph.D. in patent law. After teaching as a faculty in a prominent NLU, he joined the IP firm Saikrishna & Associates where he’s part of a team dealing with pharmaceutical and SEP litigations. He continues to teach as a visiting…


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Patents, Innovation & University Research: A Few Questions about the Indian Narrative – Part I


We’re pleased to bring you a two-part guest post by Victor Vaibhav Tandon. Victor is an academician turned lawyer. He’s also a registered Patent Agent and holds a Ph.D. in patent law. After teaching as a faculty in a prominent NLU, he joined the IP firm Saikrishna & Associates where he’s part of a team dealing with pharmaceutical and SEP litigations. He continues to teach as a visiting faculty for PGDIPR courses in ILI and ISIL.     Patents, Innovation…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (June 8 – 14)


[This post has been authored by our new intern, Vedanigini Bisht, a 3rd year student at National Law University, Delhi] Topical Highlight Government Copyright over Bare Acts: India’s Georgia et al Moment on the Horizon? Balu discussed the case of  Arpit Bhargava v. Union of India and Anr. which has now come up before the Supreme Court. He notes that the appellants arguments regarding accessibility and copyright issue are misplaced. The Appellant’s prayer for accessibility is being addressed by the Delhi…


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Consultation Process for New Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2020 Begins – How to Contribute?


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The Ministry of Science and Technology recently announced the initiation of the consultation process for the new Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2020. Notably, the consultation process which started recently, seems to be very inclusive as it is described (more on that below). For those interested, there is a virtual town hall meeting, as the launch event for public consultations, happening later today, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm IST – more details here. Reproducing the PIB notification: “The Office…


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Patents for Pharmaceutical Innovation – Basic Concerns


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Covid 19 seems to have done what public health activists have been crying hoarse about for years – that is, shine a bright spotlight on the various inadequacies of the public health systems around the world, and its related issues. With several public calls for letting patent rights on pharmaceuticals take a back seat vis-a-vis this pandemic, this bright spotlight has also shone on those who’ve been lobbying for ever-restrictive patent rights on pharmaceuticals. For example, as KEI has pointed…


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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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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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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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Patent Statistics: A Clue towards the Underlying ‘Momentum’ and ‘Acceleration’


Many may have followed the press release by the WIPO earlier this month declaring that in 2019 China had surpassed the United States to become the largest filer of international patent applications for the first time. That is, number of the PCT applications originating from China is the largest in the world as on 2019. PCT applications originating from China were 58,990, which represents a 11% growth from the previous year and almost 2400% increase from 2005. The number of…


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Corona and IP – Looking for the Right(s) Answers


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The Covid 19 pandemic has now changed the way most of us are going about our day to day lives. In India, we are now on day 2 of our 21 day nation wide lock-down. In the midst of all that is going on now, Intellectual Property enthusiasts with a keen eye, would have noticed several IP related issues that have been cropping up, even if relatively under-discussed. For this current post, I thought I would do a round-up of…


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