The SpicyIP website would not have been possible, without the generosity and inputs of the following folks, to whom we are immensely grateful:
i) Arjun Anand and Devinder Rawat of Zyrist:
The first two resources on our IP Resources page (namely, the Ayyangar Report and a comprehensive version of the Indian Patents Act) were made possible, thanks to the generosity of these two gentleman.
Zyrist, their baby is a fabulous platform that leverages web 2.0 to produce what I think is one of the best example of an online market place for innovative ideas. The "About Us" page of Zyrist states:
"Zyrist is a Global Marketplace for Ideas & Innovation. A Marketplace made up of Ideas, Intellectual Property, Inventions, Patents, and Products & Services where professionals and businesses can find solutions or collaborate with others to develop new ones through Open Innovation, Co-Creation and Crowdsourcing. In addition Zyrist creates the ideal platform for the successful commercialization of your Technology, Patents, Expertise and Products & Services."
A journal article once referred to Arjun Anand, CEO of Zyrist as a "serial innovator". A review of his new offering via Zyrist makes clear as to why he deserves this epithet.
ii) James Burden, Founder of IBLJ
The last resource on our IP Resources page (article on Indian IP and economic down) was made possible thanks to James Burden, the founder of India Business Law Journal (IBLJ) and a very dear friend of mine. A gifted entrepreneur and journalist, James has worked around the clock to make IBLJ the leading Indian legal magazine/journal in a short span of 2-3 years.
Apart from the above names, I wish to thank the following folks for helping us at various stages of this website development.
i) Geotech Info, our web developers, who not only did a terrific job developing a functional, yet aesthetic website, but also gave us a substantial discount, in view of our non profit status.
In partiular, I wish to thank Kamalika Guharoy, Pradipto Sen and other developers who worked around the clock to have this ready for us (at least susbtantially so) by today. As a sign of my appreciaton for the wonderful work they did, this is what I wrote in my testimonial:
"Geotech Info has a team of highly creative and dedicated web developers who work around the clock to produce websites of superlative quality. It is clearly a cut above the rest and distinguishes itself by its obsessive focus on client satisfaction and on creating products that are often an ideal blend of functionality and aesthetics.
It actively hand holds clients to help them identify the optimal product likely to suit their businesses/projects and then works towards creating such products. Indeed when I first approached them, I had no idea that my website www.spicyip.com would take the fabulous shape that it finally did.
The focus on quality does not come at the cost of time or price. Geotech ensures that all client time deadlines are met and that the pricing remains amongst the most competitive in the market. All in all, you’d be making a big mistake if you took your web development project elsewhere!"
ii) Swathi Sukumar, who provided excellent inputs on the design of the website and took the "transparency" photograph that now graces our home page. We owe a lot to her aesthetic temperament.
iii) Sreejesh who began our website development project some time back, but had to discontinue due to personal reasons.
iv) Our ex-team mates: On this momentous day, we miss our earlier team members who unfortunately had to leave for personal reasons. Our heartfelt thanks to Aysha Shaukat, Mrinalini Kochupillai and Shwetasree Majumdar who continue to feed us with their excellent inputs and suggestions for improving SpicyIP.
And last, but certainly not the least, we offer our sincere gratitude to our readers, without the support of whom none of this would have been possible.