IP-Backed Financing: A New Avenue of Alternate Financing

Posted on May 13, 2021 Co-authored by Naintara Bipin Balakrishnan and Tanya Garg* Intellectual Property protection makes intangible assets a bit more tangible by turning them into valuable exclusive assets that can often be traded in the marketplace. – World Intellectual Property Organisation Introduction We entered 2020 with the speculation of another wave of recession. […]

Tapering Window for Antitrust Claims : Review of FTC v. Qualcomm

Posted on November 25, 2020 Authored by Manika Dayal* Introduction Standard Essential Patents (“SEP’s”) and FRAND (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory) terms under licencing agreements in recent times have exponentially risen to prominence, especially in the Information and Computer Technology ( “ICT”) sectors as well as the telecommunications industry. The myriad of issues that have been […]

Yet Another Paradox of Schrödinger’s Cat: India and the Discourse on AI and Authorship

Posted on November 2, 2020 Authored by Aditya Krishna* Introduction In the previous blog in the series on ‘AI and Authorship’, the author explored the discourse taken forward by the Tencent case and deliberated on its contributions towards the concept of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) and authorship. This article will constitute the second blog of the series on […]

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 […]