News Corner: Delhi HC Directs Xiaomi to Maintain INR 1000 Crores in Patent Infringement Suit

Philips has brought an action against Xiaomi before the Delhi High Court in the suit titled Koninklijke Philips N.V. vs Xiaomi Inc. CS(COMM) 502/2020, for infringement of its UMTS enhancement (HSPA, HSPA+) and LTE technologies and patents being IN 275419, IN 271469, and IN 228133 Philips also filed an application seeking an ad-interim injunction against […]

News Corner: Nirvana and Marc Jacobs Fight Over the “Smiley Face”

Marc Jacobs’ design, left, with Nirvana’s original, right. Composite: Mac Jacobs/Getty ImagesImage Source: The Guardian In 2018, the company Nirvana LLC sued the famous designer Marc Jacobs -among others- for the use of the “Smiley Face” symbol, which is attributed to Kurt Cobain. This “Smiley Face” has been registered in the US Copyright Office in favor […]

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 […]