Should India reconsider its Patent Protection Regime in the wake of a “Self-Reliant India”?

In this post, the author argues for the development of a Utility Patent regime in India, in light of the ‘Self-Reliant India’ initiative. In doing so, the author highlights the importance of Utility Patents in fostering inclusive growth, and further provides some interesting suggestions to develop the concerned regime.

Reflection of Debt in a Balance Sheet: Acknowledgment or a Statutory Compliance?

In this post, the author critically examines the decision of the Hon’ble NCLAT in V. Padmakumar v. Stressed Assets Stabilisation Fund & Anr. The author differs from the majority’s widely debated view holding that the reflection of debt in the balance sheet of the Corporate Debtor does not amount to an acknowledgment under Section 18 of the Limitation Act, 1963, and argues that sole reliance on Section 92 of the Companies Act, 2013 is misplaced and the implication of the balance sheet along with the Directors’ Report and financial statement must be considered holistically.

India, Singapore and Their Hetergenous Response to Homosexuality: An Analysis of Jurisprudential Differences

When the Supreme Court of India, one of the largest common law systems in the world legalised same sex relations by striking down Sec. 377 of the IPC, it resulted in much joy across the world amongst gender minorities.
However, things have not been as flowery everywhere. In this post, the author tries to chart the jurisprudential journey of homosexuality in two former British colonies, India and Singapore and to analyze the differences in their approach.

Uttar Pradesh’s Cow Slaughter Ordinance: A Blatant Disregard of the Courts and the Constitution

Days back, Uttar Pradesh Government rolled out an ordinance which legalised publishing name and photo of a person accused of violation of Section 5 of UP Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act.
In this post, the author attempts to analyse the constitutional validity of this ordinance by pitching it against the threefold test prescribed in the Puttaswamy case.

Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Copyright Law

The ever advancing nature of technology means now not only human beings but also Artificial Intelligence is creating works of Intellectual investment.
In this post, the authors analyse some important questions relating to the intersection between Copyright Law and Artificial Intelligence (AI), primarily focusing upon the concept of ownership.

Should Canadian Law Matter to Indian Jurists? Advocating for More Substantial Legal Discussion Between the ‘Long Lost Siblings’

In this post, the author argues that in light of some broad similarities between Indian and Canadian legal systems, Indian and Canadian jurists and practitioners must commit to more extensive collaboration with each other not only for the benefit of the legal science, but also for the sake, to a greater extent, of the evolution of justice as a whole.