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It’s Past Time to Credit Translators

Plagiarism Today

Translators are crucial to the global entertainment market. However, despite their creative contributions, their work often goes uncredited. The post It’s Past Time to Credit Translators appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Copyright and Education in Canada: Have We Learned Nothing in the Past Two Centuries? (From the “Encouragement of Learning to the “Great Education Free Ride”)

Hugh Stephens Blog

Image: Shutterstock (AI Assisted) Last month I wrote about the 200 year history of copyright in Canada, (Two Hundred Years of Copyright History in Canada: What a Journey!), drawing on a recent book by copyright scholar Dr. Myra Tawfik, “For the Encouragement of Learning: The Origins of Canadian Copyright Law”. That work outlined the genesis … Continue reading "Copyright and Education in Canada: Have We Learned Nothing in the Past Two Centuries?

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The Rise of AI Zombie Blogs

Plagiarism Today

After nearly a decade, The Unofficial Apple Weblog has returned to life. However, its inglorious return is as an AI-generated zombie. The post The Rise of AI Zombie Blogs appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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25 Great USPTO Resources

Erik K Pelton

The USPTO has a wealth of great resources for the general public, and Erik recommends 25 of his favorites in this episode. The post 25 Great USPTO Resources appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. The USPTO has a wealth of great resources for the general public, and Erik recommends 25 of his favorites in this episode.

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Software Composition Analysis: The New Armor for Your Cybersecurity

Speaker: Blackberry, OSS Consultants, & Revenera

Software is complex, which makes threats to the software supply chain more real every day. 64% of organizations have been impacted by a software supply chain attack and 60% of data breaches are due to unpatched software vulnerabilities. In the U.S. alone, cyber losses totaled $10.3 billion in 2022. All of these stats beg the question, “Do you know what’s in your software?

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Crystal clear? G 2/21 applied to polymorph patents (T 1994/22)

The IPKat

The decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) in G 2/21 on the use of post-published evidence to support patentability, was self-confessedly vague and open to interpretation ( IPKat ). Since G 2/21 , Boards of Appeal have united on the interpretation that the evidence standard for inventive step (the "plausibility/credibility test") remains unchanged.

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Vidal Addresses USPTO’s ‘Inherited Backlog’, Which May Be at an All-Time High for Patents

IP Watchdog

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Kathi Vidal published a Director’s blog post today addressing the Office’s current backlog of patent and trademark applications, which the latest USPTO data shows to be 785,387 unexamined applications/ 25.6 months total pendency for patents and 14.5 months total pendency for trademarks. Vidal said in her blog post that “unpredictable macro effects, including a pandemic that had an outsized impact on our application inventories, have created an ‘i

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Copyright in Cottage Country

Hugh Stephens Blog

Photo (c) author, 2023 For anyone who may have noticed (hopefully you did), I have not posted a blog for a couple of weeks. I am invoking that blanket summertime excuse, “I’ve been up at the cottage”.

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5 Things I learned About Trademarks Recently

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video 5 Things I’ve Learned About Trademarks in 2023. I continue to learn new things about the world of trademarks – even after more than two decades in the field. Here are some of the highlights or recent things I’ve learned: The world of trademark continues to grow. There are more small businesses, more lawyers and trademark practitioners, and more trademark stories and disputes in the news than ever before.

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The EU AI Act has been published

The IPKat

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic in recent years. Its development and use continue to grow, in all areas. It's not uncommon to see images created by AI popping up all over the place (this Kat loves generating AI images). Today saw the publication of the long awaited Regulation (EU) 2024/1689 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 June 2024 laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence and amending Regulations (EC) No 300/2008, (EU) No 167/2013, (EU) No 168

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Serving In The National Guard Makes Me A Better Lawyer

IP Law 360

My ongoing military experience as a judge advocate general in the National Guard has shaped me as a person and a lawyer, teaching me the importance of embracing confidence, balance and teamwork in both my Army and civilian roles, says Danielle Aymond at Baker Donelson.

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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.

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3 Count: AI Transparency

Plagiarism Today

US Senators propose new AI legislation, Vietnam convicts three streaming pirates and Indian actor sued over music used in a film. The post 3 Count: AI Transparency appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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CAFC Affirms Preliminary Injunction Against RaDaR Cancer Assay in Precedential Decision

IP Watchdog

On July 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in Natera, Inc. v. NeoGenomics Laboratories, Inc. affirming a grant of preliminary injunction that prevents NeoGenomics from making or selling its RaDaR oncology testing assay. The Federal Circuit’s opinion, authored by Chief Judge Kimberly Moore, found no legal error in the district court conducting an infringement analysis without claim construction, and no clear error in finding that NeoGenomics failed

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Worldwide Trademarks continues effort to scam trademark applicants

Erik K Pelton

Beware of latest scam from Worldwide Trademarks, Inc. aka Worldwide Trademarks at 447 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013. The offer, for $2760, is for inclusion in a publication. A publication with no real value. I have never heard any trademark professional recommend inclusion in such a publication; nor any trademark professional use such a publication for any research.

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Religious Group Targets Parent With Copyright Lawsuit Over Kids’ Curriculum

TorrentFreak

Under a concept known as Released Time for Religious Instruction (RTRI), children in the United States are permitted to leave school to receive religious instruction elsewhere. Whether an hour a day or once per week, the fact that young students are taken off-site is a component of the law. Use of the tax-supported public school system, to finance and help spread whatever beliefs various groups may have, is disallowed under the First Amendment.

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These Firms Have the Most Diverse Equity Partnerships

IP Law 360

Law360’s law firm survey shows that firms' efforts to diversify their equity partner ranks are lagging. But some have embraced a broader talent pool at the equity partner level. Here are the ones that stood out.

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3 Count: Smiley Face Settlement

Plagiarism Today

Nirvana Smiley Face lawsuit is settled, Nintendo targets more Switch emulators and influencer files unusual copyright lawsuit. The post 3 Count: Smiley Face Settlement appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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FTC Backs USPTO Terminal Disclaimer NPRM as Others Warn it Exceeds Agency Authority

IP Watchdog

The deadline for comments on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on terminal disclaimer practice was July 9 and several key organizations weighed in just as the door was closing. One of those commenters was the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which claimed in its comment letter that “[t]he use of terminal disclaimers linking similar patent claims can exacerbate the exclusionary impact of patent thickets by forcing potential market entrants to inc

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Music Making Gen AI: A Deeper Dive into Fair Use

The Illusion of More

In February 2023, I argued that using copyrighted works for the purpose of training generative artificial intelligence (GAI) products is not fair use. My view in that post was, and remains, that because the purpose of copyright law is to promote authorship, and authorship is human as a matter of doctrine, then a purpose which […] The post Music Making Gen AI: A Deeper Dive into Fair Use appeared first on The Illusion of More.

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Nintendo Targets Switch Emulators Suyu, Nuzu, Uzuy, Torzu, and Sudachi

TorrentFreak

On paper, Nintendo’s lawsuit targeting the developers of Switch emulator Yuzu was solid. It also had the potential to drag on for a long time. Without surprise banana peels suddenly making an appearance, on balance, Nintendo could’ve walked away with a fairly easy win. Yet just weeks after the lawsuit was filed, Nintendo and the anonymous Yuzu developers agreed to settle.

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A Midyear Forecast: Tailwinds Expected For Atty Hourly Rates

IP Law 360

Hourly rates for partners, associates and support staff continued to rise in the first half of this year, and this growth shows no signs of slowing for the rest of 2024 and into next year, driven in part by the return of mergers and acquisitions and the widespread adoption of artificial intelligence, says Chuck Chandler at Valeo Partners.

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Why Copyright Won’t Kill AI

Plagiarism Today

We've seen dozens of copyright lawsuits against AI companies. However, that's not the biggest threat AI faces. The post Why Copyright Won’t Kill AI appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Reconsidering the Right of Publicity in the World of Generative AI

IP Watchdog

Bette Midler. Vanna White. Marylin Monroe. Each of these women has undoubtedly shaped pop culture in some meaningful way. Perhaps what is lesser known is that litigation surrounding each of these women has shaped the legal world's understanding of an individual's right to publicity. Many states still do not formally recognize a right to publicity, while other states that do recognize such a right are not uniform.

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Chain Reaction: Did the Beastie Boys Sue the Wrong Restaurant?

Copyright Lately

The Beastie Boys filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Chili’s over a ‘Sabotage’ parody, but is it a case of mistaken identity? The Beastie Boys can’t stand it, but did Chili’s really plan it? By now, you’ve probably heard about the copyright infringement and false endorsement lawsuit filed by legendary hip-hop group Beastie Boys against Chili’s Grill & Bar.

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Fmovies Has Gone Offline, the End of a Pirate Streaming Giant?

TorrentFreak

When Fmovies first appeared on the scene in 2016, it quickly gained popularity among streaming piracy fans. Copyright holders were less pleased. They swiftly recognized the new threat and just months after the site was launched, Fmovies found itself being sued in a U.S. Court. The copyright infringement lawsuit and the $210,000 damages award were casually ignored by the site’s owners.

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The 2024 Diversity Snapshot: What You Need To Know

IP Law 360

Law firms' ongoing initiatives to address diversity challenges have driven another year of progress, with the representation of minority attorneys continuing to improve across the board, albeit at a slower pace than in previous years. Here's our data dive into minority representation at law firms in 2023.

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3 Count: Termination Ruling

Plagiarism Today

US Copyright Office clarifies copyright termination issue, IPTV pirates hit with massive judgment and religious group sues critic. The post 3 Count: Termination Ruling appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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"Improper” Listing of Patents in the FDA’s Orange Book

JD Supra Law

As we previously discussed, on November 7, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) sent warning letters to certain drug manufacturers regarding their purportedly improper listings of device patents in the Food and Drug Administration’s (“FDA”) Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations (“Orange Book” or “OB”).

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Trademark Refusal & Copyright Registration Differences

IP and Legal Filings

INTRODUCTION In the United States as well as in India, application for a trademark may be rejected for several different reasons. The difference might be that these specific grounds for refusal may be different in each of the jurisdictions, however, there are some general refusals applied to both of them. GENERAL REFUSAL REASONS FOR A TRADEMARK Likelihood of Confusion: The first reason for refusal is that it is often considered that the use of the trademark will lead to confusion with similar tr

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German State Moves $3 Billion in Bitcoin Seized From Pirate Site Operators

TorrentFreak

At the start of the 2010s, Movie2k was one of the most visited sites on the web. The site was an early adopter of pirate streaming and at its peak, secured a spot among the twenty most-visited websites in Germany, beating Twitter and Amazon. Movie2k’s success generated a healthy revenue stream which its operators converted to a new and exciting ‘currency’ called Bitcoin.

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Zimmer Biomet Owes Despite Expired Patents, 7th Circ. Says

IP Law 360

Zimmer Biomet Holdings shouldn't have stopped paying royalties on knee replacement devices it developed using an orthopedic surgeon's various patents after those patents expired, the Seventh Circuit said Friday, backing a lower court's decision affirming an arbitration ruling in favor of the surgeon's estate.

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Virtual Tug-Of-War: The Importance of Clarifying Ownership of Branded Social Media Accounts

JD Supra Law

Social media has revolutionized the ways in which brands target and market to consumers and the value of successful social media pages has become increasingly recognized, resulting in disputes over the ownership of these “assets.”.

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Chewier than ever

Likelihood of Confusion

Originally posted 2016-12-18 22:30:40. Republished by Blog Post PromoterNotwithstanding my own bouts of sympathy for the blighters, you have to admit it just looks like the folks at Louis Vuitton are getting so bad at taking a joke that the joke is becoming them. First it was the matter of Chewy Vuitton, the case where Vuitton’s […] The post Chewier than ever appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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Canada’s Federal Court Grants NBA, NHL, & Premier League Piracy Blockades

TorrentFreak

Three years ago, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal upheld the first pirate site-blocking order in the country. The landmark decision opened the door to additional and more advanced blocking requests. Indeed, it didn’t take long before NHL broadcasters asked the court for a pirate streaming blocking order of their own. This NHL blocking action was followed by a FIFA World Cup blocking order , which was also granted without further hassle.

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Litigation Funding 'Abuses' Targeted By Federal Lawmakers

IP Law 360

Federal lawmakers are seeking to put the reins on third-party investors bankrolling litigation, with Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., introducing legislation that would require disclosure of third-party financing deals in civil lawsuits, and Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., asking Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday to have the Judicial Conference review the practice.

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Copyright, Trademark and Plagiarism in Icons

Plagiarism Today

Nexon, developers of The First Descendent, are accused of copying icons from Destiny 2. However, the story is more complicated. The post Copyright, Trademark and Plagiarism in Icons appeared first on Plagiarism Today.