Category Archives: Contemporary Legal Issues

The Saga of IP Indices : Global Intellectual Property Index

In past, I’ve extensively blogged about the varied IP indices. (See here, here, here and here). Alas, this saga is an endless one. Latest entrant to the list is the law firm Taylor Wessing’s Global Intellectual Property Index (GIPI). (Not … Continue reading

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A Third IP Index : International Property Rights Index

In past, I’ve blogged about IP Indices. (See here, here and here). However, most conversations about IP Indices revolve around the GIPC’s International IP Index and USTR’s Special 301. Often, an index which misses attention is the International Property Rights Index (IPRI). … Continue reading

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The End of the Battle – Apple v. FBI?

The legal battle between Apple and the Government may finally be over (or not quite). Last evening, the Department of Justice filed for a Motion to Vacate the Order compelling Apple’s assistance in unlocking San Bernardino’s shooter’s iPhone before the … Continue reading

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Apple v. FBI : Follow – Up

In my previous post, I had briefly covered the on – going dispute between Apple and FBI on the latter’s ability to  compel Apple to unlock an iPhone. Just today, I reviewed all the Motions filed before the Court till date. … Continue reading

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The War On Privacy : Apple v. FBI

Many of you may be wondering about my divergence from IP to privacy law. However, keeping upto the name of the blog, I could not have kept mum when one of the largest tech – giants has been embroiled in … Continue reading

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Traditional Knowledge Digital Library : The Tale of Inflated Claims?

Much has been written about the efficacy of the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) in protecting India’s TK against biopiracy. ( See here, here and here). Infact, my LL.M. research also focused on the broader issue of biopiracy. Just when … Continue reading

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Public Hearing (Update) : 2016 Special 301 Report

Many of you may be wondering about my deafening silence on the 2016 Special 301 Report, which I’ve otherwise been aggressively pursuing. (For more on the Special 301, see my posts here, here, here and here). Unfortunately, even after a … Continue reading

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