Monthly Archives: March 2016

International IP Index 2016 : Some Thoughts and Transcript

INTRODUCTION : In my previous posts (see here and here), I’ve briefly covered India’s performance in the 4th Annual International IP Index (the Index) .  Just today, I watched the release of the Index and have started reading the unabridged version … Continue reading

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India finishes Second Last in the Global IP Index

It’s only today that I’ve started digging my nose into the unabridged version of the Report.  And I start corrected to that there is indeed a cursory mention about the Draft IPR National Policy which is addressed as the National IP … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events : March – April, 2016

As a soft IP lawyer, I want to highlight two events that have caught my fancy – (I) Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages: A Presentation of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office  :  The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. is … Continue reading

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Public Hearing : 2016 Special 301 Report

“PhRMA wants USTR to ensure free reign to their greed while patients do not have any hope to have access.” Truth will out. The above statement from UACT’s  testimony to the 2016 Special 301 public hearing held on March 1, 2016 … Continue reading

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Written Submissions : 2016 Special 301 Report

With the public hearing for the 2016 Special 301 Report going on at the USTR, I want to bring forth some pertinent statistics pertaining to the written submissions. These statistics have been deduced by me based on the written comments made as of February … Continue reading

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