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Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) has announced its annual list of the fifty most influential people in the IP world. Past editions of this list have featured former Controller General P.H. Kurian, Justice Ravinder Bhat of the Delhi High Court, Javed Akhtar & SpicyIP. The only Indian to feature in this year’s list of 50 personalities from around the world is Justice Prabha Sridevan, Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB).
In pertinent part MIP notes her judgments in several important cases such as Yahoo v. Controller & Rediff, Tata v. Unilever and Financial Times v. Times Publishing House. MIP also mentions how she’s brought the IPAB back on track and the manner in which she has lobbied for extra resources for the IPAB. I can’t think of a better person to make it to the list. Hopefully, Justice Sridevan will bring in more changes, especially with regard to the procedural rules of the IPAB, before her term ends.
The entire list can be accessed over here.