Wed.Oct 13, 2021

The Elizabeth Haigh Cookbook Plagiarism Scandal

Plagiarism Today

Elizabeth Haigh was, until this week, a rapidly rising start in the cooking world. Featured on the 2011 BBC MasterChef competition, she was the head chef at London restaurant Pidgin when it earned a Michelin Star and is the owner of the popular restaurant Mei Mei.

Do News Publishers “Own” the News? (And Should They be Compensated when Others use News Content they Publish?)?

Hugh Stephens Blog

The issue of whether news publishers should receive compensation when their content is used by “others” (such as internet platforms, specifically Facebook and Google) has become a hot topic in a number of countries of late.


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3 Count: Polar Thawing

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Sinclair, Photographer Resolve Copyright Dispute Over Polar Bear Video.

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GitHub Pulls Site and Repo of Pirate Proxy Service ‘Unblockit’ Offline


With 40 million users and over 100 million code repositories, GitHub is the largest online developer platform of its kind. The site is used by individual coders and large organizations to host virtually any piece of code imaginable.

Announcing A Major Virtual Event, “Lessons from the First Internet Ages,” on Nov. 2-3, 2021

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

This year, I have been serving as a Knight Foundation visiting scholar along with Prof. Mary Anne Franks of University of Miami. I’m excited to publicly announce our project.

A Brief Overview of the Metaverse and the Legal Challenges It Will Present

JD Supra Law

If you are just wrapping your head around the concepts of virtual reality and augmented reality, it may be time to get past the learning curve, as more technology companies are talking about creating the “metaverse.”. By: Morgan Lewis - Tech & Sourcing

Best of 2013: WAL-ZYR versus ZYRTEC: Allergic to legislating trademark law?

Likelihood of Confusion

First published February 14, 2013. I have no problem using the TTABlog for a blog launching point every week. Why would I when I can riff on a post such. The post Best of 2013: WAL-ZYR versus ZYRTEC: Allergic to legislating trademark law? appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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ESA Reports Game Piracy, File-Hosting and Cheating Sites To US Government


In response to a request from the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR), the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has submitted a list of so-called ‘Notorious Markets’ to the US government.

IP 101: Patentable Subject Matter

JD Supra Law

Under the patent statute, any person who “invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent,” subject to the conditions and requirements of the law.

Partnering for Innovative Business Models for Open Access Publishing at Frankfurt Book Fair

Velocity of Content

This year, the Frankfurt Book Fair is offering events, exchange and inspiration in advance of the on-site book fair from 20 to 24 October.

All About Provisional Patent Applications


For easing the mode of filing a patent and claiming the subject matter contained therein, there are two basic approaches, namely provisional patent application and complete patent application.

CAFC Shoots Down Due Process Challenges to PTAB Structure

IP Watchdog

In an appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) brought by Mobility Workx against Unified Patents, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today ruled that the structure of the PTAB does not violate due process rights under the U.S. Constitution.

New vehicle supply constraints and the impact on personal injury claims

Nelligan Law

Reading Time: 2 minutes The COVID-19 pandemic has spared few industries from disruption and in recent months, the automotive industry has felt the sting of the global semiconductor shortage, halting the production of new vehicles across North America and Europe.

Establishment and operation of CMOs in Greece

LexBlog IP

Legal forms of CMOs.

Universal Blames Junior Employee In £4M Music License Suit

IP Law 360

Record label Universal says a junior employee ultimately dismissed for gross misconduct was not authorized to sign a license agreement with a London media company, which it has hit with a £4.2 million ($5.7 million) lawsuit

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Deal news: Bio-Thera Solutions and Intract Pharma

JD Supra Law

Bio-Thera Solutions and Intract Pharma announced at the end of last month that they had entered into a global collaboration and licensing agreement that gives Bio-Thera access to two oral delivery technologies for monoclonal antibodies to develop treatments for chronic gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases.

Considerations for Managing Innovation During a Crisis

Businesses navigate challenges every day, but when business is good, innovation can seem like a small piece of the puzzle. Sometimes, it takes a crisis—whether internal, regional, or global—to highlight.

You Know His Name (Jason). You Know the Story (Friday the 13th). But Do You Know Who Owns Jason? The Second Circuit Does - and the Answer May Surprise You.

JD Supra Law

As of today, there have been twelve (yes, twelve!) movies released as part of the Friday the 13th series of horror films, as well as a television series. For those of you who have not seen any of these films, they are not for the faint of heart. By: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Supreme Court Ends The Second Extended Limitation Period


In 2020, the COVID-19 virus severely affected all sectors of the country, including the legal realm. With a massive surge of cases and casualties thereof, it became strenuous for legal practitioners to continue functioning in a conventional capacity.

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Protecting Trade Secrets in a Work-From-Home World

JD Supra Law

Q: Do work-from-home arrangements create a heightened risk that company trade secrets may be exposed? By: Troutman Pepper


Federal Circuit Rejects Arguments of Bias at the PTAB


Mobility WorkX v. Unified Patents ( Fed. 2021 ). In a 2-1 decision, the Federal Circuit has rejected Mobility’s argument that the PTAB Judges have an improper financial interest in instituting AIA proceedings. The baseline here is that the patentee presented evidence that Board members who institute more AIA proceedings receive better performance reviews and more bonus money. A higher institution rate also ensures job stability for administrative patent judges.

No Coverage for Second Lawsuit Alleging Acts that Correlate to Acts Alleged in Earlier Lawsuit Predating Claims-Made Policy Period

JD Supra Law

A federal district court, applying Florida law, has held that an insurer owed no duty to defend or indemnify its insured because the acts giving rise to the underlying litigation were related to earlier litigation that predated the claims-made policy period. Datamaxx Applied Tech., Chubb Custom Ins.

Split Fed. Circ. Rejects Claim Of PTAB Bias Against Patentees

IP Law 360

A split Federal Circuit panel ruled Wednesday that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's fee and bonus structure doesn't make it biased against patent owners, although one judge said the board is likely unconstitutional and criticized the majority's "facile endorsement of the present system

Legendary: Anita Baker Reclaims Masters


Natalie Bravo is an IPilogue Writer and a 2L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. . Anita Baker is a legendary soul and R&B singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the 1980s. The iconic singer has won eight Grammys and various notable awards for her popular and timeless ballads.

Fed. Circ. Slams Albright's Transfer Refusals In 2 More Cases

IP Law 360

Western District of Texas Judge Alan Albright saw the Federal Circuit ship two separate cases involving Pandora and NetScout out of his courtroom Wednesday, in decisions that called his refusal to transfer the lawsuits a clear abuse of discretion


CNIPA’s assessment of novelty and inventiveness for transdermally administered ibuprofen could pave way for future similar decisions

IAM Magazine

Many patentees of pharmaceutical preparations find it difficult to defend the validity of their inventions before the China National IP Administration. However, a deep dive into the claims of a pharmaceutical preparation for ibuprofen provides some useful pointers. International report

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Vivint Says ADT's The One Tricking Customers Into Switching

IP Law 360

Vivint Smart Home Inc. pushed back against allegations from rival home security provider ADT that it tricks customers into switching services, telling a Florida federal court that ADT has been attracting its customers away by lying and making disparaging statements


The Eurasian trademark system creates new opportunities for brand owners

IAM Magazine

Following the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union, a trademark registration system has been implemented for member states. With easier registration procedures and lower fees, this system will encourage brands to seek proper protection for their marks. International report

Girardi Scandal Provides Important Ethics Lessons

IP Law 360

The litigation and media maelstrom following allegations that famed plaintiffs attorney Thomas Girardi and his law firm misappropriated clients' funds provides myriad ethics and professional responsibility lessons for practitioners, especially with regard to misconduct reporting and liability insurance, says Elizabeth Tuttle Newman at Frankfurt Kurnit

Warning letters may be more trouble than they are worth: a cautionary tale

IAM Magazine

While sending a warning letter to perceived infringers is not a pre-condition to enforcing patent rights under Turkish law, it can be a cost-effective and swift way to resolve disputes. However, brand owners should be aware of the potential negative consequences before putting pen to paper.

Allergan Inks $30M Deal With Restasis Buyers In Antitrust Suit

IP Law 360

Allergan has struck a $30 million deal with buyers of dry-eye medication Restasis to end allegations that the pharmaceutical giant fought to keep a generic version of the medication off the shelves


Due Process Argument Against PTAB Funding Structure Fails

LexBlog IP

Federal Circuit Gives Short Shrift to Bias Arguments. A number of due process theories have been floated over the past few months as the “next big thing” in potential constitutional challenges to the PTAB.

Chinese semiconductor upstart steps into IP spotlight in patent licence deal with Xperi

IAM Magazine

Yangtze Memory Technologies Co, based in Wuhan, is just five years old but has emerged as the country’s memory chip champion. Analysis Analysis: Deal Non-Practising Entities Patents Technology Licensing Transactions

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FTC Puts 700+ Companies on Notice to Expect to Pay Penalties for Any Endorsement Violations

LexBlog IP

By: Linda Goldstein, Amy Mudge, Randy Shaheen, Jack Ferry and Matt Renick. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) announced on Oct. 13 a widespread enforcement action against deceptive endorsement practices.

Quinn Emanuel Loses Latest Partner To White & Case

IP Law 360

Another Quinn Emanuel partner has ditched the firm's Big Pharma-focused patent practice for White & Case, bringing along her experience of fighting off generic competition for brands like Johnson & Johnson and Gilead Sciences

Does Copyright Extend to “facts”? The Federal Court Sets the Story Straight on the Extent of Copyright Protection in Nonfiction Work

Canadian Intellectual Property Blog

INTRODUCTION In the recent 2021 decision of Winkler v. Hendley, 2021 FC 498 [ Winkler ], the Federal Court (the “Court”) addressed an unusual issue of copyright protection in a nonfictional work containing descriptions of events with questionable historical accuracy.

Samsung set to overtake Google as most-sued US patent defendant in 2021

IAM Magazine

Korean giant faces more cases, but overall litigation levels are on course to remain relatively flat, according to new data from Unified Patents. Analysis Data Litigation Patents