USPTO’s Patent Quality and Pendency Programs are Bearing Fruit
September 7, 2021
The USPTO has been modernizing its quality assurance programs and IT infrastructure, including the use of new technologies, and providing detailed information about its progress to the public.
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The Rebuild
August 23, 2021
The IP division at Delhi High Court may be a harbinger of a new era, but India would do well to look further afield for examples of best-practice IP dispute resolution, argues KS Kardam, former senior joint controller of patents and designs at the Indian Patent Office
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Parliamentary Committee Report Outlines Policy Changes to Improve Indian IP Regime
August 14, 2021
In the past few years, politicians have inaccurately claimed that the patent process in India is working very well and efficiently. The Report uncovers the truth of the Indian IP regime.
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India Gives Birth to IP Division in Delhi High Court
July 15, 2021
The Delhi High Court, on the recommendations of a two-member judge committee, recently announced the creation of the Intellectual Property Division (IPD). The IPD will act as specialized benches in the high courts and will deal with all original proceedings and appellate proceedings.
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Should a Robot Be an Inventor?
May 14, 2020
Giving AI systems or robots inventorship rights is fraught with difficulties. India, now in an urgent state to use AI for Covid control, must deal with the issue.
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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 in India Business Law Journal.
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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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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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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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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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