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India on TRIPS Waiver: Will WTO Pass the Test of Humanity?


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India, through its Ambassador and Permanent Representative at the WTO, delivered a short but strong statement at the WTO TRIPS General Council Meeting held between 16-18th December, 2020, on the on-going TRIPS waiver proposal. (context here for those unaware of the waiver proposal – in brief, South Africa and India proposed a waiver for the WTO TRIPS provisions that relate to, i.e., restrict, vaccines, treatment options, etc for Covid-19, for the duration of the pandemic). Pointing out that making the…


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LexisNexis Webinar on ‘Understand the Innovation Landscape of Global Video Conference Technology’ [December 23, 2020]


We’re pleased to inform you that LexisNexis is organizing a webinar on ‘Understand the Innovation Landscape of Global Video Conference Technology’ on December 23, 2020. For further details, please read the announcement below: LexisNexis Webinar: Understand the Innovation Landscape of Global Video Conference Technology [December 23] About LexisNexis IP We, LexisNexis Intellectual Property, are a leading global provider of the entire patent workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the intellectual property market, government agencies, and the life sciences industry….


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The Fate of a Pre-Grant Opposition Filed after Refusal of Patent Application and During the Pendency of an Appeal at IPAB


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Amit Tailor, analysing an interesting question about maintainability of a pre-grant opposition filed after the Controller’s rejection of a patent application; and if the decision to refuse is appealed before the IPAB, during the pendency of the appeal. Amit is working as Manager (Sr. Scientist) at Cadila Healthcare Ltd., handling patent drafting, filing & prosecution, FTO, patentability & invalidity mainly. He has an LL.B. from the Faculty of Law, Maharaja…


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Call for Papers: NUALS’ Book on ‘Pandemics: Health, Human Rights and Intellectual Property Rights’ [Submit Abstracts by December 20, 2020]


We’re pleased to inform you that NUALS, Kochi is inviting papers for a book on the theme ‘Pandemics: Health, Human Rights and Intellectual Property Perspectives’. For details, please see the announcement below: Call for Papers: Book on Pandemics: Health, Human Rights and Intellectual Property Rights About the Book The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR), the Centre for Health Law and Policy (CHLP), and the Centre for Human Rights (CHR) under the aegis of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi had previously collaborated in conducting four…


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NFSI Panel Discussion on ‘TRIPS Waiver Proposal – State of Play and the Way Forward’ [December 18, 2020]


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We’re pleased to inform you that an online panel discussion on ‘TRIPS Waiver Proposal – State of Play and the Way forward’ is being organised on 18th December at 7:30 PM IST. For registration and other details, please see the announcement below. The discussion on the waiver proposal in an earlier two part post on the blog can be viewed here and here. NFSI Panel Discussion on TRIPS Waiver Proposal – State of Play and the Way Forward’  December 18…


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Update: Wuhan Court Rejects Application to Reconsider Anti-Suit Injunction Granted in Favour of Xiaomi


We had earlier extensively covered the development involving anti-suit injunction granted by the Wuhan Intermediate People’s Court and the anti-anti-suit injunction granted by the Delhi High Court with regard to the SEP dispute between InterDigital and Xiaomi (see here, here and here). As we could gather from here, InterDigital had filed an application before the Wuhan Intermediate People’s Court to reconsider the anti-suit injunction granted in favour of Xiaomi. The application was, however, rejected by the Wuhan Court.


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NUJS Online Lecture by Prof. David Nimmer on Google v. Oracle Case [December 23]


We’re pleased to inform you that NUJS IP & Technology Laws Society (IPTLS) at NUJS, Kolkata is organising an online lecture by Prof. David Nimmer on the Google v. Oracle case, in the memory of our Founder Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer. The lecture is scheduled to be held next week on 23rd December at 10:30 AM IST.  For registration and other details, please see the announcement below. For a background of the case, you may refer to our previous posts…


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Design

Supreme Court Interprets ‘High Court’ under Section 22(4) of the Designs Act


Recently, in a Special Leave Petition, the Supreme Court dealt with certain pertinent issues such as the separation between revocation of registration – in infringement suits and in cancellation actions and cause of action and interpretation of the term ‘High Court’ under the Designs Act, 2000. In S.D. Containers Indore v. Mold Tek Packaging, a division bench of the apex court provides clarity that ‘High Court’ under Section 22(4) includes a High Court that does not have ordinary original civil…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (December 7 – 13)


Thematic Highlight Who Gets Paid for the Music You Listen to?: Revamping Music and Copyright in India (Part I) In Part I of this 2-part guest post, Akshat Agarwal analyses the ‘incentive/compensation’ structure actually in place for artists in India as well as its consequences. He lucidly explains that artists receive only a small proportion of revenue earned by music streaming services. He then highlights a deeper issue that enables a few oligopolistic players to capitalize on their monetary privilege…


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NLU-D’s DIGITAL (Digital Rights and Inclusive Technology for All) Fellowship 2021 [Apply by December 22]


We’re pleased to inform you that The Centre for Communication Governance (CCG) at National Law University, Delhi is calling for applications for the DIGITAL (Digital Rights and Inclusive Technology for All) Fellowship 2021. For details of the Fellowship, please read the announcement below: Digital Fellowship 2021  The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi (CCG), is calling for applications for the DIGITAL (Digital Rights and Inclusive Technology for All) Fellowship, to be offered to successful candidates for a…


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