Innovation Patent

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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SpicyIP Weekly Review (April 6 -12)


(This post has been authored by our intern, Bhavik Shukla, a 5th year student at NLIU, Bhopal) Topical Highlight Our Fellowship applicant, Anupriya discussed the copyright-related issues thrown up in light of the recent ‘Genda Phool’ row. She begins by stating that an absolute right to claim authorship exists under the Indian copyright law, and Badshah’s rendition of the song ‘Boroloker Biti Lo’ would be an infringement of Ratan Kahar’s exclusive rights over it. By way of policy implications, she…


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Copyright

A Response To the IMI’s Claims about ShareChat and Intermediary Safe Harbour Law in India


ShareChat, an Indian local language social media service, is once again in the middle of a copyright storm. Readers may remember ShareChat’s tussle with TikTok from last year, regarding its status as an intermediary and protections against copyright infringement claims. This time, it’s ShareChat facing the proverbial music, with T-Series and a related entity Lahiri Recording taking civil and criminal action against ShareChat for allegedly violating their copyright through its services. The dispute has once again revealed the copyright fault…


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Copyright

Copyright in Unpublished Works: What Constitutes Publication?


We’re pleased to bring to you a riveting guest post by Dr. Sunanda Bharti, exploring issues related to copyright in unpublished works in India. Among others, she looks into the question as to when is a work considered published or what constitutes publication of a work. Sunanda is an Assistant Professor in Law at Delhi University. She has written several guest posts for us in the past as well, which can be viewed here, here, here, here and here. Copyright in Unpublished Works: What…


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Publication

Call for Papers: NALSAR’s Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law (IJIPL) Vol. 11 [Deadline Extended to June 15]


We’re happy to inform you that NALSAR Hyderabad’s Indian Journal of Indian Intellectual Property Law (IJIPL) is inviting papers for publication in Volume 11 of the journal. The deadline for submission is May 31, 2020 [Edit: The deadline has been extended to June 15, 2020].  For further details, please see the announcement below: Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law (Vol. 11)  We are pleased to announce that the Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law (IJIPL)  is now…


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Events Sponsored

SpicyIP Events: Sagacious IP’s Webinar on Best Practices in Innovation Management – Boosting R&D ROI [April 14]


We’re pleased to inform you that Sagacious IP is organizing a webinar in order to provide an insight to IP departments, into how they can deal with the economic impact of COVID-19. For further details, please read the announcement below:   Webinar on Best Practices in Innovation Management – Boosting R&D ROI [April 14, 2020] Top global economists have hinted the onset of economic recession due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Apart from a direct impact on production and sales there…


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Copyright

Badshah’s Genda Phool Controversy – Cultural Appropriation, Cumulative Creativity and Copyright Law


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant, Anupriya Dhonchak on the recent ‘Genda Phool’ row involving the rapper Badshah. Anupriya is a 4th year law student at National Law University, Delhi. She’d written a guest post for us last month as well. Badshah’s Genda Phool Controversy: Cultural Appropriation, Cumulative Creativity and Copyright Law Anupriya Dhonchak In a recent controversy, singer rapper Badshah has been accused of not crediting Ratan Kahar, the original singer and…


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Copyright

FIR against ShareChat for Copyright Infringement: Time to Introspect the ‘Safe Harbour’ Provision?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Priyanka Joshi, examining the liability of platforms like ShareChat for copyright infringement in view of the recent dispute between ShareChat and Lahiri Recording Company. Priyanka is the General Secretary at The Indian Music Industry (IMI), an association representing Indian music record companies. FIR against ShareChat for Copyright Infringement: Time to Introspect the ‘Safe Harbour’ Provision? Priyanka Joshi A few weeks ago, the Yashwantpura Police Station in Bengaluru registered an FIR against…


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Others

SpicyIP Weekly Review (March 30 – April 5)


(This post has been authored by our intern, Bhavik Shukla, a 5th year student at NLIU, Bhopal) Topical Highlights Divij wrote on the voluntary initiatives undertaken across the world for facilitating improved access to COVID-19 related IP. First, he provides insight into the ‘Open Covid Pledge’, which aims to grant a ‘royalty-free patent licence’ for any entity to adopt, in order to end or minimize the impact of COVID-19. However, he notes the uncertainty surrounding the position of licensed IP…


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SpicyIP Announcements: PatSeer’s Hackathon to Beat COVID-19


We’re glad to inform you that PatSeer has undertaken an initiative to assist anyone working or researching on medical devices, vaccines or drugs to combat COVID-19, free of cost. For further details, please read the announcement below: PatSeer’s Hackathon to Beat COVID-19 We are running an initiative to beat COVID-19, in it we will help anyone working / researching on medical devices, vaccines or drugs to combat COVID-19. To fast-track your ongoing research, we will work with the information professional…


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