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3 Count: Subpeona Valve

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: How Did Two Unknown Latin Music Operators Make $23 Million From YouTube? The IRS Says They Stole It.

CHIPS and Science Act Neglects the Importance of IP Rights in Encouraging American Innovators

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RightsClick Offers Simplified Copyright Management

Plagiarism Today

For independent creators, every hour spent working on one’s copyright is an hour not spent on creating new work or running their business. As such, many creators either neglect their work’s copyright protection or pay someone else to handle it, often at great cost.

Copyright’s International Conventions: The Importance of Membership Part II (The Rome Convention)

Hugh Stephens Blog

Last month I wrote about the importance of international copyright treaties, using US accession to the Berne Convention as an example. United States accession was strongly supported by US copyright industries and has brought the US many benefits.

IPO Diversity in Innovation Toolkit

Women and diverse employees have the technical skill and knowledge, yet their contributions are not patented at the same rate as those of their male counterparts.This toolkit can help organizations move the needle on achieving gender parity in innovation.

Netflix Piracy Thrives as Subscribers Rethink Their Streaming Subscriptions

TorrentFreak

As the first major legal subscription streaming service on the Internet, Netflix paved the way for a streaming revolution. The company began competing with piracy from the get-go, branding itself as a superior alternative. In the early years, the strategy paid off.

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Examples of Great Branding

Erik K Pelton

What branding lessons can be gleaned from other successes? In this episode, Erik shares several great examples of such branding lessons and how they might help boost your branding. The post Examples of Great Branding appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC.

Academic Influence Releases Free Tool to Detect Ghostwriting

Plagiarism Today

Recently, the website Academic Influence, best known for its custom college ranking tool , released a free tool that it says can help instructors detect ghostwritten content.

No Brain, No Gain: U.S. Patent Inventors Must Be Human

JD Supra Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has agreed with the U.S. Patent Trademark Office (PTO) in holding that artificial intelligence (AI) cannot be considered an “inventor” for purposes of obtaining patents. By: Pillsbury - Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Software Company Still Fighting U.S. Navy Over Millions in Piracy Damages

TorrentFreak

The U.S. Government regularly goes after copyright-infringing companies and individuals, both domestically and abroad. That doesn’t mean that there are no copyright issues within its own ranks.

UK Law and Artificial Intelligence

Velocity of Content

This article originally ran on The Scholarly Kitchen on 25 July. Reprinted with permission.

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Building a Bold Brand Wheel: 8 Types of Bold Brand Names

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video Building a Bold Brand Wheel: 8 Types of Bold Brand Names.

3 Count: The Search People

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Microsoft Sues “Black Market” Software Distributor for TM and Copyright Infringement.

AI Need Not Apply: Federal Circuit Holds Artificial Intelligence Cannot Be an Inventor

JD Supra Law

On August 5, 2022, in Thaler v. Vidal, No. 21-2347 (Fed. 5, 2022), the Federal Circuit held that an artificial intelligence (“AI”) system cannot be listed as an inventor on a United States patent.

House of the Dragon Leaks: HBO Wields DMCA in Hunt For Mystery Reddit User

TorrentFreak

Few people need to be reminded of the massive success story attached to HBO’s hit TV series, Game of Thrones.

On Remand from SCOTUS, CAFC Again Upholds Ruling for Hologic Based on Assignor Estoppel

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) today, in a precedential decision, revisited its 2020 holding that the doctrine of assignor estoppel bars Minerva Surgical, Inc. from challenging the validity of Hologic Inc.’s s patent directed to a device for treating a uterus.

Expanding Subscription Offers in RightFind Offers SME Organizations More Options and Flexibility

Velocity of Content

Cost-effective, easy to implement and integrated solutions that support the resource needs of small- medium enterprises (SME) continue to be in high demand. Employees in these businesses balance an array of secondary duties, even when research needs to be at the forefront.

3 Count: Lit Appeal

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Music Producer Challenges Copyright Infringement Claims Over Hit Rap Song.

AI Can’t Hold Patents Because They Require an “Inventor” to Be a “Natural Person”

JD Supra Law

A federal court ruled last week in Thaler v. Vidal (4th Cir.

$32.5m Pirate IPTV Lawsuit Must Be Dismissed Due to ‘Encrypted Traffic’

TorrentFreak

DISH Network’s campaign against the pirate IPTV ecosystem is large but also unique. Anyone involved, from the biggest fish to the smallest fry, is a potential target.

Ephemera and Other Fair Use Defenses

The Illusion of More

I understand pursuing a fair use defense in a copyright case when the user of a work does something new and creative and believes there is a plausible argument to be made. I also understand why copyright skeptics file amicus briefs seeking opinions that would change the fair use doctrine.

3 Count: Settled Again?

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Charter Settles Piracy Liability Lawsuits With Major Record Labels.

Federal Circuit Confirms “Inventor” Must Be Human, Not AI

JD Supra Law

Key Points - On August 5, 2022, the Federal Circuit held in Thaler v. Vidal that the term “inventor” under the United States Patent Act must be a human being. This ruling precludes patent protection for inventions where the sole inventor is an AI system.

Cheat Seller AimJunkies Uses Subpoenas to Fire Back at Bungie

TorrentFreak

Last summer, Bungie filed a complaint at a federal court in Seattle, accusing AimJunkies.com of copyright and trademark infringement, among other things. The same accusations were also made against Phoenix Digital Group, the alleged creators of the Destiny 2 cheating software.

Blow to AI, Clarity for Humans: Key Insights from the DABUS Rulings

IP Watchdog

The August 2019 announcement that two patent applications had been filed naming an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm as an inventor in the United States and a dozen other countries was regarded as disruptive and profound at the time.

Fixing Pre grants: Will the EAC suggestion to fix time limit help?

SpicyIP

Image from here. Recently, the Economic Times reported that the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC) suggested two ways to fast track the process of granting patents. First, it suggested hiring more examiners, an issue we have previously raised alarm about here and here.

CAFC Confirms That Artificial Intelligence Cannot Be an Inventor

JD Supra Law

About a year ago, we reported on a case out of the Eastern District of Virginia. Stephen Thaler had appealed a decision by the USPTO refusing to recognize an AI machine he created as a person.

Microsoft Sues Activation Key & Token Sellers For Enabling Customers’ Piracy

TorrentFreak

Having spent billions on development and marketing over decades, companies like Microsoft dominate important sections of the software market.

Patent Filings Roundup: Jeffrey Gross Assertion Tests West Texas Order; Failure to Serve Leads to Taasera Declaratory Judgment; Farm Software Dispute Sparks Suit

IP Watchdog

There were 33 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings (all inter partes reviews [IPRs]), with just 42 new district court patent filings this week.

How Prince and Warhol Got to the Supreme Court

Velocity of Content

When in Pittsburgh several years ago, I visited the Warhol museum on a whim. I knew a bare minimum about him, but my trip to the museum immersed me in a whole world of Warhol that included a panoply of works from installation art to his more iconic pieces.

Investing in data management is a hot topic in corporate agenda

Olartemoure Blog

Worldwide, on 2022 companies are planning to invest over US$1M on privacy initiatives, resulting in the fact that companies with higher revenues tend to invest larger sums. Data protection regulations applies to all companies or entities that process personal data, regardless of their size.

AI Systems May Invent, But Are They Inventors?

JD Supra Law

Previously, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) has found that a non-human may infringe patents. Arguably, an AI system, which is a non-human, can also create or invent. But can an AI system be a named inventor on a patent?

Brazil’s New IPTV Anti-Piracy Blocking Plan Prepares to Bypass Judiciary

TorrentFreak

Despite taking significant action to reduce all kinds of online piracy, Brazil remains on the United States Trade Representative’s ‘ Watch List ‘ Lack of effort doesn’t appear to be the problem, however.

Amicus Brief Backing Inventor’s Eligibility Petition to SCOTUS Says 101 Exceptions Constitute ‘Judicial Legislation’

IP Watchdog

On August 5, US Inventor and Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund (Eagle Forum ELDF) jointly filed an Amicus Brief supporting inventor David Tropp’s petition for a writ of certiorari to the U.S.