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Dealing With Unintentional Delays In Filings At The India Patent Office
April 8, 2020
The IPO making exceptions for delays to applications due to COVID-19 is welcome, but it should adopt more applicant-friendly policies for other cases too. I am pleased to publish an article on this topic at https://lnkd.in/fFGVFs7 in India Business Law Journal.
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Teaching Patent Law Course at Beijing International Studies University
October 28-29, 2019 and November 15-16, 2019
I am honored and pleased to teach a 4-Day Certificate Course on US and Indian Patent Law at the Beijing International Studies University (BISU). BISU is one of the top universities in China for foreign language studies.
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India’s Department of Science and Technology’s Training Program on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
October 14-15, 2019
As the Chairman of India’s Patent Facilitation Committee (PFC), I am pleased to inform that the PFC organized an outstanding Training Program on IPR at North East Hill University (NEHU) in Shillong, Meghalaya, in the Northeast region of India.
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Board Meeting of the United States National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF)
September 12, 2019
I am pleased and honored as a Board Member of the NIHF to attend the Board Meeting on September 12, 2019, at the NIHF headquarter in Akron, Ohio.
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2019 Annual Meeting of the Government of India’s Patent Facilitation Program (PFP)
August 12-13, 2019
I am delighted and honored to Chair the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Government of India’s Patent Facilitation Program (PFP) at Kodaikanal (a beautiful hill station) on 12th and 13th August.
I am pleased to inform you that the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of Government of India has prepared a report on the Intellectual Property (IP) facilitation activities of PFP. The report highlights various activities of PFP from 2016 to 2019.
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Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) IPR Mission to Japan
August 7-10, 2019
I just returned from Japan after one week on the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) IPR Mission to Japan. The delegation was led by Arvind Thakur, Head of CII’s IPR Committee.
There were 14 delegates from the industry and law firms. This was CII’s first IPR delegation outside India. We visited several non-government institutions such as JETRO and Osaka Institute of Technology, and Japanese companies such as Panasonic.
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Comparative Patent Law in China and the United States
May 17-19, 2019
I am pleased to inform you that today I completed co-teaching the second day of the 3-day course on “Comparative Patent Law in China and the United States” with Prof. Ms. ZHOU Xu of East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) in Shanghai. The course was organized by Prof. HUANG Wushuang, Dean of College of Intellecual Property Law at ECUPL.
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