Not necessary that all IPR suits are valued above Rs. 3 lakhs for calling in the jurisdiction of Commercial Courts: DHC

The Delhi High Court (DHC), dealing with the issue whether all IPR suits must be valued at or above Rs. 3 Lakhs to attract the jurisdiction of Commercial Courts situated in Delhi, has held that the jurisdiction of Commercial Court, under Commercial Courts Act, 2015 (CCA), would be attracted only if the suit involves a commercial dispute and when specified value of the suit exceeds Rs. 3 Lakhs. The DHC further overruled its earlier judgment in the Vishal Pipes case wherein it was held that all IPR suits ought to be valued at Rs. 3 lakhs & above and must be placed before the Commercial Courts.