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Patent

A Patent Application Published 20 Years After Its Filing in India


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Vijaykumar Shivpuje. Vijay is a Patent Agent and an IP consultant. He brings with him more than 12 years of experience in IPR with multi-national pharma organizations and is also the owner of “VPATAPP”, a mobile app designed for patent professionals. He can be reached at [email protected]   A Patent Application Published 20 years After Its Filing in India Vijaykumar Shivpuje Indian Patent Office published around a  total of 41,000…


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Patent Plant Variety Protection

The Plant Variety Authority and Bt Cotton: A Case of Regulatory Capture?


We are happy to bring to you a guest post by Mr. Essenese Obhan. Mr. Obhan is the Managing Partner of Obhan & Associates, a reputed IP law firm in Delhi. He has both a law and an engineering degree, and has been consistently ranked by multiple international agencies as one of India’s leading patent attorneys. He has extensive expertise in the mechanical, industrial, software, telecoms and agriculture sectors. He is involved in drafting and prosecuting patents, as also in…


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Others

Patent Agent Exam 2016: Answer Keys and Changes in Format


We are happy to bring to you a guest post on the Patent Agent Examination 2016, co-authored by Roshan John, Research Associate under the IPR Chair at IIT Madras and Dr. Sudarsan Rajagopal, one of the candidates who wrote this exam. In an earlier post, we had shared with you an answer key to Paper-I, prepared by Mr. Muthu SenthilKumar. In this post, Roshan and Dr. Sudarshan discuss the changes made to the format of the exam this year and share with us the answer…


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Patent

Anti-Climax or a Win-Win for All: FDA Approves Olmesartan Generics


    We are pleased to bring to our readers a guest post by Mayank Dixit. Mayank works in the IP cell of a multinational pharma company in Mumbai.     Anti-Climax or a Win-Win for All: FDA Approves Olmesartan Generics Mayank Dixit Last week, the FDA approved generic versions of Olmesartan and its combinations with amlodipine and/or hydrochlorothiazide. The development would have been quite a ho-hum affair but for the 180-day exclusivity granted to Mylan for its generic equivalents…


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Patent

Taking the Patent Agent Exam Seriously


We are glad to bring to you a guest post by Dr. Feroz Ali Khader. Dr. Ali is the MHRD IPR Chair Professor at IIT Madras and as a part of the Chair activity, he is offering a free course to provide training for taking the Patent Agent Examination 2016, which is scheduled to take place on November 27, 2016. Taking the Patent Agent Exam Seriously Dr. Feroz Ali Khader On the face of it, the Patent Agents don’t seem to be…


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Bias in Industry Funded Research: A Problem of Funding Source or Lack of Openness in Research?


We are glad to bring to you a guest post by Dr. Arul George Scaria on industry funded research/conferences and bias, a recently much debated issue on our blog. Dr. Scaria is an Assistant Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) at National Law University, Delhi. The views expressed is this post are his personal and he wishes to thank Kuhuk Jain and Shreyashi Ray for their critical comments on this post. Bias in Industry Funded…


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Privacy

YouTube: The Bi-Polar Behemoth


We are happy to bring to you a guest post on a recent order by the Madras High Court directing Google and You Tube to disclose the identity and IP address of the user who uploaded an allegedly defamatory video about Lebara Foundation. The author of this post wishes to remain anonymous.   YouTube: The Bi-Polar Behemoth Anonymous Recently on Spicy IP, Rahul wrote an excellent post describing YouTube’s most recent over-zealous efforts to police content on their website. In short, YouTube’s…


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Others

Industry and Impartiality!


  We are pleased to present to you a guest post by Prof. Srividhya Ragavan on the issue of industry funding and IP research and conferences. This comes in response to a recent post by Prashant wherein he briefly discusses this issue. Some of our earlier posts on this topic can be found here, here, here, here and here.   Industry and Impartiality! Srividhya Ragavan I felt that it is time to write specifically about the discussion on impressions from industry…


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Trademark

A Game of Puzzle Cubes – Justice Manmohan Singh Rules on Trade Dress in the Rubik’s Cube


We are happy to bring to you a guest post by Ryan Wilson. Ryan is an associate at Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys, dealing with the firm’s litigation matters in the field of trade mark and copyright. He has a bachelor’s degree in law from RML National Law University, Lucknow.       A Game of Puzzle Cubes – Justice Manmohan Singh Rules on Trade Dress in the Rubik’s Cube Ryan Wilson The world famous Rubik’s Cube and its trade dress presented Justice…


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Innovation Patent

“Made in India” Innovation Policy


We are happy to bring to our readers a guest post by two esteemed US law professors,  Prof. Colleen V. Chien and Prof. Jorge L. Contreras. In this post they emphasize upon the need for data-driven IP policy making in India. We had blogged on this theme earlier here. “Made in India” Innovation Policy Prof. Colleen V. Chien and Prof. Jorge L. Contreras A few weeks ago we were honored to participate in Jindal Global Law School’s Conference on “Innovation for Shared Prosperity”….


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