On September 24, 2019, S&E held an Indian IP Law Study Group titled, “Insight into the Protection and Enforcement of Patent Rights in India”

S&E invited Ms. Mamta Rani Jha, Indian attorney at law, partner, and head of the litigation practice of INTTL Advocare which is located in New Delhi, India. She has more than 18 years of experience in litigation, with expertise in intellectual property laws.

At the study group, she gave a presentation on patent infringement cases in India and explained Indian Patent Law sections which deny the discoverability of any new polymorphism forms, obligation to supply information to the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), framework of patent law in India such as the procedures of the IPAB, enforcement of patents by patent infringement lawsuits including provisional injunctions, working statements, the Bolar exemption, recent conditions of compulsory licenses with specific cases (“Novartis vs Union of India”, ”Cipla vs Novartis”, ”Bayer vs. Union of India”, ”Novartis AG vs. Nutra”, etc.). Furthermore, she provided a detailed explanation of the prior preparations needed when applying for a patent. This Study Group was held in English and Mr. Felix Einsel, our firm’s managing partner, provided an interpretation in Japanese.

S&E also had a reception after the study group to allow participants further opportunities to communicate with Ms. Jha.