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PATENT LAW AND PRACTICE: ANNOUNCING MY BOOK ON PATENT LAW

I am very pleased to announce the publication of my book on Patent Law and Practice by Bharat Law House.   The book is available from Amazon.in and Flipkart.com I seek your good wishes and blessings!The table of contents of the book is provided below: Page1-TOC.jpg 4.41 MB Page2-TOC.jpg 4.31 MB I am grateful for the opportunities that have come my way to be able to write something.   Continue reading

INDIA’S FIRST ANTI-ANTI SUIT INJUNCTION (OR A2SI) ORDER: A MISSED OPPORTUNITY

On 03 May, 2021, the Delhi High Court in InterDigital Corp & Ors. v Xiaomi Corp & Ors. issued its first and presumably first global A2SI InterDigital v Xiaomi DHC 03052021.pdf 1.47 MB (this terminology was first introduced by Florian Mueller on his blog fosspatents.com here).  The judgment confirms its earlier order of 09.10.2020 in favour of InterDigital.  See previous post here. In its judgment, the court has directed Xiaomi to indemnify InterDigital against any penalty, if issued by the Wuhan court.  Readers would remember that the Wuhan court had issued a penalty of RMB 1 million (~ $150,000) per day against InterDigital in its Anti-Suit Inj... Continue reading

NAVIGATING DOUBLE JEOPARDY AND ISSUE ESTOPPEL THROUGH THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT AND 498-A IPC

First posted 19.01.2021 here.The factual background:  A case was filed against Person A, a male, under Section 12 of the PWDV Act, by person B, a female. In this petition, a magistrate determined that the issue whether there was a marriage / marriage like relationship between the parties requires trial. The order was overturned by a sessions judge in appeal on grounds that neither there was a marriage between the parties, nor there was a marriage like relationship between them. A year later, B files a petition under Section 498A of the IPC against A and charges are framed against him.In this post, we look at issues about issue estoppel and double jeopardy. At first blush, there seems t... Continue reading