Online Internship Experience at WordictIP: Legal Research Work, Online Client Meetings and Moot Court Session

Name, College, Year of Study of the Student Intern

Shival Ethape, RGSOIPL, IIT Kharagpur, 2nd year (3 year LLB)

Name of the Organisation and its Full Address

WordictIP, Flat No. 101, Plot No. 361, Road No. 24, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana – 500028.

Duration of Internship

4th May 2020 to 2nd June 2020

Application Procedure

Apply through the website, here or drop a mail along with CV and cover letter to wordictip[at]gmail.com.

First Day Formalities, Infrastructure and First Impression

The Partners of the firm, Sr. Patent Attorney Ashokram Kumar and Mrs. Sheela Ram Kumar, inducted us in “Virtutern” a first of its kind virtual internship program in an IP firm.

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partners figured that the virtual program was the need of the hour not only due to the lockdown and the difficulties of doing a physical internship during the pandemic but also to continue to offer the opportunity to students who are particularly interested to gain practical experience in the fields of Intellectual Property & Technology Laws.

Main Tasks

  • During the 4 weeks as a Virtutern, every week Ashokram Kumar Sir and his team used to give all the ten interns elaborate and insightful topics to research and present upon which personally helped me in developing my research and presentation skills.
  • All the articles the interns submitted are to be published in a book by the firm.
  • The interns were presented with an opportunity to coordinate with foreign IP Law firms to help the firm’s clients in securing their IP internationally.
  • We were also given a task to analyse the intermediary liability as per the Information Technology Act and set forth our arguments for and against the intermediary.
  • A Moot Court session was also organised by the WordictIP Team to bridge the gap between a physical and an online internship.

Good Things

  • Ashokram Sir’s insight on each topic after every presentation was the best part of internship according to me as the knowledge coming from a person who has 30-35 yrs of experience in the field of IP is really valuable.
  • Also, listening to the presentations of other interns was a learning experience as everyone presented a different and unique topic.
  • The team was generous and never held back while sharing their knowledge and helped the interns learn about many new topics of IP and also about the impact it has on our societies, economics and the politics of the world.

Bad Things

At times while presenting their topics, students extended their presentations too long which further extended the session duration spanning several hours.

Stipend

No stipend.

Disclaimer: Internship experiences are opinions shared by individual law students and tend to be personal and subjective in nature. The internship experiences shared on Lawctopus are NOT Lawctopus official views on the internship.

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