The Unwired Case: UK Courts to Determine Global FRAND Licensing Terms

Posted on October 22, 2020 Co-authored by Shobana Iyer* and Tanya Garg* Introduction On 26 August 2020, the UK Supreme Court (“Supreme Court”) delivered the much-awaited landmark decision in Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies (UK) Co Ltd; Huawei Technologies Co Ltd v Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL; ZTE Corporation v Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL[1] […]

The Messiah or the Mirage: Analysing Shenzen Tencent Vs Shanghai Yinxun’s Contribution to the Discourse on AI and Authorship

Posted on October 21, 2020 Authored by Aditya Krishna* Introduction “AI” or Artificial intelligence has been developing in leaps and bounds over the past decades. With many applications emerging, and a multitude more on the horizon, it is inevitable that the legal field is bound to undergo drastic changes to cater for the changing technology […]

CCI’s Investigation of the Indian Smartphone Industry – Licensing of Standard Essential Patents

Posted on September 19, 2020 Authored by Tanya Varshney* Acknowledgement: Thanks to Prof. (Dr.) Manveen Singh* for sharing his inputs and reviewing this article. In simple terms, Standard Essential Patents (“SEPs”) are the patents that have been declared as “essential” to implement the industry or technology standards and ensure uniformity and compatibility in the technology […]

Data LegoLand: Text and Data Mining and its Impact on COVID-19

Posted on August 25, 2020 Co-authored by Akshat Agrawal & Manika Dayal* Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has halted the world and has affected almost every aspect of an individual’s livelihood. This has led many academic researchers and pharmaceutical companies relentlessly working towards finding both treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. The need for a solution through […]

New Outlook on Generic Marks: Analysing Justice Breyer’s Dissent in USPTO v. Booking.com

Posted on August 23, 2020 Authored by Joseph Moses Parambi. On June 30th, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) laid down a landmark ruling granting Booking.com BV (Booking.com) trademark registration in United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com BV[i]. The majority 8-1 decision lays down an unusual precedent that provides registration […]

“I AGREE”: Analysis of Click-Wrap Agreements on Social Media Platforms

Posted on July 23, 2020 Authored by Manika Dayal The evident and rapid popularization of social media platforms all over the world arguably functions under the pretext of simplicity. A simple means of connecting communities, cultures, people, traditions, trends and ideologies. In theory the intent behind social media platforms seems almost too idealistic to accomplish. […]

Sound Recordings and Musical Works under the Copyright Act – Ownership, Assignment, Royalties and Remixes (Part 1)

Posted on July 13, 2020 Authored by Tanya Varshney Under the Copyright Act, 1957, copyright protection is extended to three categories of work, namely – (a) original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works; (b) cinematograph films; and (c) sound recordings[1]. Thus, both ‘musical works’ and ‘sound recording’ are covered as copyrightable works under the Act. […]