Washington, D.C. Milan Kapadia, a Legal Intern at IIPI, has won a Fulbright Scholarship to study in India for a full year. He is one of thirteen students selected from an applicant pool of almost two hundred to travel to India in September. Milan’s research will focus on the effects of the change in India’s patent law, now enabling the patenting of software under certain conditions. Milan’s research will focus on the following questions: How has the Indian Patent Office changed in the examination of applications related to software? How are companies and individuals in the IT sector reacting to the new law? And has the amendment affected outsourcing to India? Milan will be based out of Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi.

At IIPI, Milan has been working on “Strategies in Securing International Patent Protection, A How to Guide.” Previously, Milan drafted and prosecuted U.S. and foreign patent applications at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett and Dunner, LLP. He is scheduled to complete his J.D. degree from the George Washington University Law School in May.