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YouTube Aims to Simplify Music Licensing

Plagiarism Today

Yesterday, at YouTube’s Made on YouTube live event, YouTube announced some major changes, including a push to monetize shorts and a revamping of the Partner Program. . However, perhaps the most significant change is happening on the copyright side of things.

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Journalism Competition and Preservation Act Moves Out of Committee Despite Concerns

IP Watchdog

This morning, the full U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary convened an executive business meeting during which the committee advanced S. 673, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA).

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3 Count: ACTing Fast

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Appeals Court Sides With ACT in Court Battle Over Copyright.

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IP Leaders Join Forces to Counter Anti-IP Narratives

IP Watchdog

A new intellectual property (IP) organization launched today will be headed by former vice president of U.S. policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), Frank Cullen, and features a Board of Directors comprised of bipartisan frontrunners in the IP realm.

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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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Teen Sued By Bungie Over Cheats & Threats Comes Out Fighting

TorrentFreak

This July at a Washington district court, Destiny 2 developer Bungie filed the latest in a growing list of lawsuits aimed at curtailing cheating in its online games.

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Novartis to Appeal CAFC’s ‘Unprecedented’ U-Turn in Ruling on Multiple Sclerosis Drug Claims to SCOTUS

IP Watchdog

Novartis Pharmaceuticals announced today that it will appeal the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s (CAFC’s) June decision invalidating its patent for a dosing regimen for its multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya to the U.S. Supreme Court, after the CAFC denied its request to rehear the case.

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Discovering the Unknown – How Deep Search Capabilities Advance Science [Q&A with Lauren Tulloch]

Velocity of Content

Overwhelmed with the sheer amount and diversity of data, many organizations struggle to provide employees — from top management to front-line staff — with easy access to the most relevant information and analytic insights. .

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Retooling Intellectual Property Strategies to Weather Bear Markets

JD Supra Law

As economists warn of an imminent economic recession, companies should take the time now to consider their Intellectual Property (IP) strategies and determine how to preserve legal spend while simultaneously adding value to their IP portfolio. By: Foley & Lardner LLP

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Research Results, Replicability, & Retractions

Copyright Clearance Center

As with my earlier post in this series on the overall role of peer review in the scholarly and scientific publishing process, for Peer Review Week 2022 we are reposting our pieces in this series.

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Securing Europe’s competitiveness: Addressing its technology gap

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Even amid war in Europe and the energy and cost of living crisis that has resulted, the region needs to pay attention to its slow-motion corporate and technology crisis. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Europe Strategy Digital

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Why the Online News Act is a Bad Solution to a Real Problem, Part Three: Unprecedented Government Intervention into a Sector Where Independence is Essential

Michael Geist

The first two posts in the series on why Bill C-18, the Online News Act, is a bad solution in search of a real problem focused on the risk to the free flow of information stemming from mandatory compensation for linking and how the bill encourages clickbait and other low quality news given the absence of standards in the definition of “news content.”

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The Truth About Trade Secrets; Ep 1 of Season 2 of ‘Understanding IP Matters’ Drops Today

IP Close Up

“Governments can control property like patents,” says a former worldwide IP executive. “They don’t as easily control trade secrets.” ” These are the words of trade Continue reading.

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Resetting the e-commerce model to achieve profitable growth in Europe

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Winning EU consumer goods players are reprioritizing channels and markets to drive online sales, shifting to an online-first playbook, and investing in tech and specialist talent. Insights on Consumer Packaged Goods Consumer packaged goods Europe

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Medler Ferro Woodhouse & Mills is Seeking an Electrical Engineering or Computer Science Attorney or Patent Agent

IP Watchdog

Medler Ferro Woodhouse & Mills, an Intellectual Property boutique located in McLean, VA, is actively seeking an Electrical Engineering or Computer Science Attorney or Patent Agent to join our growing team. This is a full-time, permanent position in McLean, VA.

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Green infrastructure: Could public land unlock private investment?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Emerging economies need the private sector to help fund green infrastructure initiatives. Access to public land can be structured to make those investments more attractive.

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IP Luminaries Launch Group To Promote, Defend Innovation

IP Law 360

Two former directors of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and two former Federal Circuit judges are leading a new group launched Thursday that aims to "change the narrative" around intellectual property, by informing policymakers and the public about how it drives innovation

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Sixth Circuit Rules District Court Didn’t Provide Sufficient Justification in Failing to Apply Safe-Distance Rule in Jeep Trade Dress Case

IP Watchdog

On September 19, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a decision in Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. FCA US, LLC vacating the Eastern District of Michigan’s denial of permanent injunction against a redesigned version of an off-road vehicle manufactured by Mahindra.

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BREAKING: Meta Hit With $175M Patent Verdict In Austin

IP Law 360

A federal jury in Austin on Wednesday said Meta Platforms owed almost $175 million to developers of a "walkie-talkie" smartphone app, finding that both Instagram Live and Facebook Live infringed one or more claims in patents issued to the company's founder, a former U.S. Army communications sergeant

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Connect 4: Trade Dress Infringement and Secondary Meaning

The IP Law Blog

You are likely familiar with the children’s game, Connect 4, in which players drop red and black checker pieces into an upright rack trying to get four of their pieces in a row to win. Some of you may have even seen enlarged outdoor versions of the Connect 4 game at various venues.

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Using advanced analytics to improve performance in customs agencies

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Machine learning and other analytics tools can improve fraud detection and strategic workforce planning, among other potential benefits. Public & Social Sector Insights Public Sector Public & Social Sector Asia-Pacific Europe North and Central America Supply chain management

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Lessons Learned: Director Emphasizes Patent Quality in Evaluating General Plastic Factors

JD Supra Law

In the precedential decision Gen. Plastic Indus. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, IPR2016-01357, Paper 19 (PTAB Sept. 6, 2017), the PTAB articulated seven non-exclusive factors to be considered before discretionarily denying a subsequent IPR petition challenging the same patent.

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Knock it off!

Likelihood of Confusion

And if you do, you just might make the next Counterfeit Chic “Knockoff News.” ” (I did!) Originally posted 2012-01-30 15:50:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter. The post Knock it off! appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. Blogophilia

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CAFC Pulls Final Loose Thread in Nike-Adidas Patent Row

JD Supra Law

Issuing a third and final decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a Patent Trial & Appeal Board (Board) decision invalidating the last remaining claim of a Nike footwear textile patent. Nike, Inc. Adidas AG, Case No. 21-1903 (Fed. Sept.

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Weaponizing DMCA’s: How Copyright Systems are Being Abused to Restrict Speech

IPilogue

Andrew Masson is an IPilogue Writer and 2L JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. DMCA ( Digital Millennium Copyright Act ) strikes and disputes are often thought about in the context of music and video, however, it can be for any copyrightable content.

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Claim at Issue Must Be Substantively Allowable to Qualify for PTA

JD Supra Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed two district court decisions, finding that a patent owner who only partially prevailed in one of two appeals was not entitled to any additional patent term adjustments (PTAs) from the US Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) under 35 U.S.C. §

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How the Gulf of Mexico can further the energy transition

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Long recognized as a pillar of US energy production, deepwater Gulf of Mexico could help provide the resources the world needs during the energy transition. Oil & Gas Insights Oil & Natural Gas

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Nothing Private about Relator’s Qui Tam Action Info

JD Supra Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court’s order denying the defendants’ motion to dismiss a qui tam action under the False Claims Act (FCA) and remanded for further proceedings. ex rel Silbersher v. Allergan, Inc., Case No. 21-15420 (9th Cir.

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Author Talks: Steve Case identifies the US cities driving new innovation—and it’s not where you think

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

For the past decade, most venture capital funding in the United States went to three cities, but Steve Case says a convergence of social, technological, and policy factors is rebalancing the scale. McKinsey on Books Venture capital High Tech & Internet Innovation

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High Court of Delhi holds that acquired distinctiveness is necessary for obtaining registration of a shape mark

JD Supra Law

In today’s age, the importance of brands (and in turn trademarks) cannot be undermined. It is through brands that businesses (be it domestic or international) are able to thrive and flourish in various highly competitive sectors.

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Low-carbon fun: Making RV manufacturing greener

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Being outside and enjoying nature is a key value proposition of the recreational-vehicle industry. Protecting the environment will soon become more important for the industry’s players. Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive

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Federal Court upholds validity of patent relating to paliperidone palmitate

JD Supra Law

On August 23, 2022, the Federal Court issued its public judgment and reasons in two actions under subsection 6(1) of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (the “Regulations”) relating to paliperidone palmitate (Janssen’s INVEGA SUSTENNA).

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Pop Quiz: How Realistic Is The TM Showdown In 'She-Hulk'?

IP Law 360

The latest episodes of the new Disney+ television series "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" shine a rare spotlight on trademark infringement, as a superpowered influencer takes the titular Marvel Comics hero to court for using the same name as a "She-Hulk" brand that she claims to own. We asked real-life lawyers to help Law360 analyze how accurately the show portrays trademark law. Warning: Spoilers ahead

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Too Quick to Be Lit—Need to Serve That Complaint First

JD Supra Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed a default judgment and monetary award in favor of the plaintiff, which was issued in a case where the plaintiff filed (but never served) an amended complaint in a copyright infringement action.

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Copyright Terminations Turn Over Estate Plans in the Livingston Family

IPilogue

Sally Yoon is an IPilogue Writer, IP Innovation Clinic Fellow, and a 3L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. According to Copyright Lately , tensions are rising in the Livingston family as to who earns the royalties from the Academy Award-winning composer, Jay Livingston’s hit songs.

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Features of WIPO Sequence

JD Supra Law

The free WIPO Sequence desktop tool allows applicants to author and validate sequence information for generating ST.26-compliant sequence listings. Although it is not mandatory to use WIPO Sequence, it is recommended to ensure ST.26-compliance. By: Harness IP

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A 3 Month Check-In on the Copyright Claims Board (CCB)

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

On September 19, I gathered some CCB stats. This was 95 days after launch. 155 claims had been filed as of that date. Today, the number is 157). That implies an annual run rate of less than 600 claims.