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SpicyIP Weekly Review (April 8 -14)


In case you missed this week’s posts, don’t worry, here’s a roundup below – The topical highlight of the week is Prashant’s post on the long running dispute regarding the patentability of Monsanto’s BT Cotton. In a significant ruling, the Delhi High Court denied Monsanto patent protection for its claim over a particular genetic sequence. The HC rejected the claim on the grounds that it was not patentable subject matter under Section 3(j), which prohibits the grant of patents for…


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SpicyIP Fortnightly Review (March 25 – April 7)


The thematic highlight for this fortnight, is Rahul’s post on the recent Bombay HC judgment that held copyright registration mandatory for maintaining an action of infringement. Rahul notes the Court’s flawed reasoning that since, under section 50-A, registration is the only way to inform the public of copyright in a work, this is indicative of legislative intent to make registration mandatory. The Court also applied this reasoning to hold that several other provisions would be deemed unworkable if registration was…


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SpicyIP Fortnightly Review (March 11 – 24)


The topical highlight for this fortnight has been Pankhuri’s post on the Delhi High Court’s judgement in Sphaera Pharma Pte. Ltd and Anr. v. Union Of India, where the Court reiterated that the Patents Act does not offer any scope for considering a request for patent examination filed beyond the prescribed period of 48 months from the date of filing of the application. In the present case, the plaintiff claimed that the request for examination was not properly uploaded although…


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DIPP Invites Applications from Universities for Hosting Chairs on IP Law – Deadline is March 31, 2018


The DIPP has announced a new ‘Scheme for Pedagogy & Research in IPRs for Holistic Education and Academia (SPRIHA)’ inviting applications from all universities to host Chairs on IP law. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2018. This scheme replaces the earlier scheme run by the Ministry of HRD, which was called the Central Scheme of Intellectual Property Education, Research and Public Outreach. The earlier scheme was fairly successful in the field of IP education in the sense that…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (March 4 – 10)


By way of a special report that I highly recommend to our readers, Prashant & Balaji brought us this week’s topical highlight. The report draws on a recent coverage by The Hindu reporting limited access to Bedaquiline, which has been touted to be the most promising drug for the treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and is patented by US based company, Janssen. Subsequently diverging from the Hindu report, Prashant and Balaji take us through their own research on the…


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SpicyIP Ranked 3rd in List of Top Patent Blogs in the World


We are extremely delighted to inform our readers that SpicyIP has been ranked 3rd in a list of top patent blogs of 2018 published by James Yang on IPWatchdog earlier last month. This list is an update of the 2011 and 2009 lists where SpicyIP was ranked 5th and 4th respectively. The entire list of top 16 patent blogs of 2018 is as follows: IPWatchdog Patently-O SpicyIP IPKat Phosita OCPatentLawyer IP News Flash Patent Arcade Patent Baristas IP Spotlight Patent Dogs BlawgIT Orange…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (February 25 – March 3)


In case you missed out on this week’s posts at SpicyIP, have no worries, here’s a roundup of the last weeks highlights. Our topical highlight of the week is my post on the Madras HC’s fairly straightforward decision examining film title protection in the context of copyright law. The judgement also deals with the important issue of the scope of protection offered by so-called ‘title registration schemes’ run by film associations, and whether they are effective at all. I recommend…


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Call for SpicyIP Research Fellows: Application Deadline Extended to March 15, 2018


As announced last month, this year apart from the (blogging) Fellows, SpicyIP is also looking for at least two (2) Research Fellows. If you have an interest in IP law and love legal research and writing, look no further! Apply immediately to become a SpicyIP Research Fellow!  The deadline for submitting applications for the ‘Research Fellow’ position has now been extended to March 15, 2018. Who We Are Looking For? We are looking for Research Fellows who can provide high-quality research as well as…


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6th SpicyIP Fellowship 2018-19: Application Deadline Extended to March 15, 2018


As announced last month, SpicyIP is inviting  applications for the 6th SpicyIP Fellowship 2018-19. If you have an interest in IP law and love legal research and writing, look no further! Apply immediately to become a SpicyIP Fellow! The deadline for submitting applications has now been extended from February 28 to March 15, 2018. Year after year, our fellowship series has attracted some of the brightest minds to the world of IP. If you are wondering whether it’s worth applying for the SpicyIP…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (February 18 – 24)


Topical Highlight – Prashant reported on the recent repeal of the Copyright Amendment Acts of 1999 and 2012 by the Parliament. Setting the context with the help of certain case law and legislations, Prashant offers up two divergent interpretations of the effect of this repeal. He notes that one of these could be that the principal act, i.e. the Copyright Act, 1957 survives along with the amendments while the amending act has been repealed by the parliament. On the other…


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