Fri.Aug 12, 2022

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.

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.


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


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

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.

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.

Texas Church Allegedly Violates Copyright Law with “Hamilton” Performance

The Illusion of More

When copyright infringement to intersects religious zeal, things get weird fast.

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‘Pirating’ WOW! Subscribers Object to Having Their Identities Exposed to Filmmakers


is being sued by a group of movie companies including Millennium Media and Voltage Pictures. The filmmakers accuse the ISP of failing to disconnect the accounts of subscribers who were repeatedly flagged for sharing copyrighted material. They hold WOW!

IP 70

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?

The ten rules of growth

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Empirical research reveals what it takes to generate value-creating growth today. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Financial Services Value-based management


Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (AIDA) signals more AI regulation to come


Aaron Dishy is an IPilogue Writer and a 3L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. The proposed Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (AIDA) would introduce greater regulation of the use and development of artificial intelligence (AI) in Canada’s private sector.

People and places: How and where to work next

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Selling, general, and administrative functions are integral to your organization’s success. What’s the best place for those people to work? Insights on Operations Operations


ITC setback for Sonos in its high stakes patent battle with Google

IAM Magazine

The search giant has also hit the smart-speaker innovator with a new round of US district court litigation

IPSC Breakout Session 4: IP, AI, & Data


Resolving Online Content Infringement Disputes with the Use of AI Technology Faye Wang European perspective: Corporations manage notice and takedown, but should a government authority be involved? Large platforms use voluntary automated filtering/content moderation to minimize legal risk.

How climate action can help deliver EU energy security

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Governments can act now to accelerate the energy transition in Europe to both improve the continent’s long-term energy security and reduce emissions. Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas Electric Power Europe Sustainability

OM Weekly Digest 08/12/22

Olartemoure Blog

08/12/22 – Corporate. New regulations by the Ministry of Finance made amendments regarding leasing agreements, thus facilitating small loans and promoting the use of digital agreements which streamline financial services such as insurance activity.

[Audio] Podcast: The Briefing by the IP Law Blog - NY Court Catches Bieber Fever, Denying RHODE NYC’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction

JD Supra Law

In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a Trademark Infringement Lawsuit filed by the clothing brand RHODE NYC against Hailey Bieber’s new skincare line Rhode. By: Weintraub Tobin, Inc. sued for Copyright Infringement and Counterfeiting

Indiana Intellectual Property Law

Indianapolis, Indiana – Ifedoo Enigwe (“Enigwe”), of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania filed a complaint against Defendants,, Inc , and Author Solutions Inc. Delaware, A/K/A Authorhouse for copyright infringement and counterfeiting of his work Mixed Blessings. .

A Theory of Trademarks in the Blog Era

Likelihood of Confusion

(Edited to reflect the march of time.) On April 5th, as you were previously warned, I presented in New York City as part of a seminar on Advanced Trademark Issues. The post A Theory of Trademarks in the Blog Era appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. Blogging

Federal Circuit Rules Inventorship Must Be Natural Human Beings

JD Supra Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently confirmed in Thaler v. Vidalthat artificial intelligence (AI) agents cannot be listed as an inventor on a patent because the plain text of the Patent Act requires that inventors must be human beings.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, August 12: Canada to Add Resale Royalties to Copyright Law, Fifth Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Evidence in ‘Call of Duty’ Copyright Suit, and Ninth Circuit Rejects Trademark Appeal in Yoga Pants Case

IP Watchdog

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit again finds Minerva estopped from challenging the validity of patent claims after remand by the U.S.

Big 5 CEOs Testify in Antitrust Case

Velocity of Content

Testimony continued for a second week in Washington, DC, in the Department of Justice suit to block Penguin Random House’s acquisition of rival Big Five publisher Simon & Schuster.

For Sale or Not for Sale? Consider a Patent Application First

JD Supra Law

For sale, or not for sale- That is the question in Larry G. Junker v. Medical Components Inc. et al., case that started in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and which has now been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. By: SmithAmundsen LLC

An Analysis of the Status Quo of FDI And Its Regulatory Framework In India Through the RBI’s FED Master Direction No.11/2017-18 On Foreign Investment

IP and Legal Filings

The quarterly factsheet on foreign direct investment (FDI) on the website of Department for promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) shows that the amount of Foreign Direct Investment inflow for the period of October 2019 To March 2022 was $142.3

[Video] Webinar | Post Grant for Practitioners: 2022 Mid-Year Review

JD Supra Law

In April 2022, Kathi Vidal assumed office as Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, ushering in a new era for the agency.

The need for the protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions.

Biswajit Sarkar Copyright Blog

Just like with commercial entities, traditional artforms also have intellectual property that needs to be protected. The World Intellectual Property Organisation describes this as ‘ Traditional Cultural Expressions’ or ‘ Expressions of folklore’. . What are Traditional Cultural expressions?

Trademark infringement issues in OEM manufacturing in China

JD Supra Law

With the rapid development of international trade, the use of trademarks in OEM (original equipment manufacturing) often becomes a headache for both local and foreign OEM parties.

5th Circ. Affirms Activision's Call Of Duty Win Over Booker T

IP Law 360

The Fifth Circuit on Friday affirmed a jury win for video game maker Activision Blizzard in a copyright suit over a Call of Duty character brought by professional wrestler Booker T, finding a Texas federal court had correctly excluded some of Booker T's exhibits from being admitted at trial

Rage against the Machine: Inventors Must Be Human

JD Supra Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found that an artificial intelligence (AI) software system cannot be listed as an inventor on a patent application because the Patent Act requires an “inventor” to be a natural person. Thaler v. Vidal, Case No. 21-2347 (Fed.

Justices Urged To Clarify Fair Use Through Warhol Art IP Row

IP Law 360

The head of the American Bar Association's copyright division said Friday that the U.S. Supreme Court should establish a clear standard for fair use in a copyright battle over Andy Warhol artwork based on a photo of musician Prince, arguing it's a chance for the court to spell out what counts as a transformative work

Too Little Too Late: No Tenable Misappropriation Claim Based on 11-Year-Old Prototype

JD Supra Law

In a dispute between an employer and a former employee, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a district court’s grant of summary judgment against an employer asserting trade secret misappropriation and breach of implied-in-fact contract claims relating to an 11-year-old prototype developed by a former employee.

Netflix Sued Over 3-Second Clip Of 'Tiger King' COVID Tattoo

IP Law 360

A Pennsylvania tattoo artist has accused Netflix of ripping off an image of her Joe Exotic tattoo in the second season of the true-crime blockbuster "Tiger King," saying the streaming giant used her pandemic practical joke without permission and has refused to compensate her for it

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6 Key Takeaways - Criminal Trade Secret Theft

JD Supra Law

Kilpatrick Townsend partners Adria Perez and Clay Wheeler recently presented “Criminal Enforcement Trends in a Connected World” at the firm’s Kilpatrick Townsend Intellectural Property Seminar (KTIPS).

11th Circ. Affirms Hospitality Tech Biz Win In Photo TM Fight

IP Law 360

The Eleventh Circuit on Friday backed a hospitality technology company's win in the Southern District of Florida, where it fended off allegations from a photographer that it improperly removed copyright-related metadata from his pictures before reproducing and distributing them to travel websites

SoCal IP Law Institute MCLE meeting of August 15, 2022 – CAFC re: Recapture During a Broadening Reissue; and CAFC re: Expert Witnesses and Obviousness

CoCal IP Law Institute

SoCal IP Law Institute MCLE meeting of August 15, 2022 - CAFC re: Recapture During a Broadening Reissue; and CAFC re: Expert Witnesses and Obviousness. Please join us on Monday, August 15, 2022 at Noon , where we will discuss CAFC re: Recapture During a Broadening Reissue; and CAFC re: Expert Witnesses and Obviousness. For [.].