TC Heartland, Legal Trends, One Year Later

E.D.Texas is no longer the Top Place to File, Delaware Leads. This blog post focuses on patent litigation filing trends during the year before and the year after the US Supreme Court venue limiting decision in TC Heartland, issued May 22, 2017.  This is a follow up post to an earlier discussion of the Supreme... Continue Reading →


Important Judgements – May 2018

The Supreme Court of India, in Common Cause (A Regd. Society) vs. Union of India and Others, has held that the principles relating to the procedure for execution of Advance Directive and provided the guidelines to give effect to passive euthanasia in both circumstances, namely, where there are advance directives and where there are none,... Continue Reading →

Kathua Murder Case: An Act of Genocidal Rape?

In mid-January 2018, the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Jammu’s city of Kathua made sporadic headlines across Indian news channels. Series of critiqued conversations and condemnations took place on the issue before the mainstream media finally declared it ‘stale’ to be aired anymore. Three months later, Indians started observing a rather unfamiliar... Continue Reading →

Legislation Updates – May 2018

New Ordinance:- Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018 New Regulation:- Consumer Protection (Administrative Control Over the State Commission and the District Forum) Regulations, 2018 Foreign Exchange Management (Cross Border Merger) Regulations, 2018 Foreign Exchange Management (Acquisition and Transfer of Immovable Property in India) Regulations, 2018 New Orders:- Transfer of Property (Vested... Continue Reading →

Podcast: Experience Matters More Than You Think

Chris and Megan are patent attorneys who have spent the last few years knee-deep in patent data trying to improve how patent prosecution is done. Their goal is to bring more transparency to the process so patent attorneys can make decisions that lead to quicker time-lines, better cost efficiencies and better patents now!  Listen to... Continue Reading →

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 – A Synopsis

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 bought a much needed change and substituted the uneven, inconsistent and busted legal structure of the banking institution. The earlier structure which was giving poor results is replaced by act of parliament known as Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 which came into force after receiving the acquiesce of the President... Continue Reading →

Seat of arbitration shall also have exclusive jurisdiction for regulating the arbitral proceedings

Mini Summary Irrespective of where the cause of action arose- where the agreement was executed- or where the parties have their principal offices- seat of arbitration shall have jurisdiction for purposes of regulating the arbitral proceedings. To view the full document, click @ Updates powered by Singh & Associates, Founder— Manoj K. Singh, Advocates &... Continue Reading →

Legislation Updates • April 2018

New Regulations:- Telecommunication Interconnection Regulations, 2018 Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Insurance Brokers) Regulations, 2018 Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Outsourcing of Activities by Indian Insurers) Regulations, 2017 New Order:- Companies (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2018 Foreign Trade (Exemption from Application of Rules in Certain Cases) Amendment Order, 2017 Amendments:- Railway... Continue Reading →

Important Judgements – April 2018

The Supreme Court of India, in Flora Elias Nahoum and Others vs. Idrish Ali Laskar, has held that in a case of sub-letting, if the tenant is able to prove that he continues to retain the exclusive possession over the tenanted premises notwithstanding any third party’s induction in the tenanted premises, no case of sub-letting... Continue Reading →

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