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Ruth Shalit Barrett Sues The Atlantic for $1 Million Over Retraction

Plagiarism Today

On Friday of last week, Rush Shalit Barrett filed a lawsuit against The Atlantic , seeking some $1 million in damages after, she claims, a retraction of an article she wrote “destroyed her reputation and career.”

Google ‘Censors’ The Pirate Bay and Other Pirate Domains in Several Countries


Copyright holders have tried a variety of measures to curb copyright infringement over the years, with varying levels of success. Site blocking has emerged as one of the preferred solutions.

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3 Count: Predator Conclusion

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Krafton Sues Garena, Apple, and Google over Free Fire Copyright Infringement.

Supreme Court Patent Decisions


by Dennis Crouch. The chart below shows the number of Supreme Court patent decisions broken-up by decade. The ramp-up in the late 1800s is tied to the “second industrial revolution” in the US. The drop in cases after 1890 is largely procedural.

Silence May Be Sufficient Written Description Disclosure for Negative Limitation

JD Supra Law

Addressing the issue of written description in a Hatch-Waxman litigation, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s finding that the patent adequately described the claimed daily dose and no-loading dose negative limitation. Novartis Pharms. Accord Healthcare Inc.,

Major Online Services Help Identify Pirate Streaming Site Operators


An interesting lawsuit filed in a Texas court during the summer last year saw DISH Network and Sling TV partner up to sue the people behind,,, and

Patent Case Summaries - January 2022 #1

JD Supra Law

A weekly summary of the precedential patent-related opinions issued by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the opinions designated precedential or informative by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. Accord Healthcare, Inc., et al., 2021-1070 (Fed. Cir. (D.

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Artificial Intelligence and UK Intellectual Property Consultation: Copyright and Patents

JD Supra Law

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in the United Kingdom just closed a consultation on policy options for changes to patent and copyright legislation to better protect technology created by artificial intelligence (AI). By: Morgan Lewis - Tech & Sourcing

A Lone J&J Inventor is Responsible for $14 Billion of Value, Says Analysis Startup PatentVector

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Frederick Shelton IV, arguably the most prolific and financially successful inventors ever, is a Johnson & Johnson medical device innovator unknown to pretty much everyone Continue reading.

Bioinformatics Patents – Subject Matter Eligibility In 2022

JD Supra Law

The increasing presence of data-driven solutions in the healthcare and life sciences sector is apparent from the rise in numbers of patents and patent applications. The number of published bioinformatics patents and patent applications in the last decade has nearly doubled.

Section 230 Preempts Claims Against Omegle–M.H. v. Omegle

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Omegle enables real-time video and text chats with users assigned at random. The case involves an 11 year old girl who was a first-time Omegle user. The complaint alleges that a malefactor John Doe manipulated her into disrobing so he could make screengrabs.

CVC Files Substantive Preliminary Motion No. 3 to Substiture the Count

JD Supra Law

On November 19th, Junior Party the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Vienna; and Emmanuelle Charpentier (collectively, "CVC") filed its Substantive Preliminary Motion No. 3 in Interference No.

Video Editing and Motion Graphics Design: Creative Hobby to Creative Career

Art Law Journal

Video editing and motion graphics go hand in hand—after all, they are both rooted in storytelling. Learn about a career in this industry! The post Video Editing and Motion Graphics Design: Creative Hobby to Creative Career appeared first on Art Business Journal.

Missouri Technology Corporation Seeks Entrepreneurs for Investment Programs

Stock Legal Blog

Calling all Missouri-based start-ups! Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC) announced that they are seeking entrepreneurs to apply for its Idea Fund Co-Investment Program.

PTO Proposes Deferred Responses for Subject Matter Eligibility Rejections

JD Supra Law

In a January 6, 2022, Federal Register notice, the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) announced its intention to implement a pilot program to evaluate the effects of permitting applicants to defer responding to subject matter eligibility (SME) rejections in certain patent applications.

Trade Secret or Patent?

The IP Law Blog

Business owners often ask whether they should protect their intellectual property with a trade secret or a patent. The answer is: It depends. What Can Be Protected? . The first thing to consider is what it is that needs to be protected.

Call for Papers: Symposium on the Right to Research in International Copyright Law

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Photo by Juliana Romão on Unsplash. CALL FOR PAPERS : Symposium on the Right to Research in International Copyright Law. American University International Law Review (AUILR). April 21-22, 2022.

A Look Back at Canada’s Privacy Legislation in 2021


Photo by Matthew Henry ( Unsplash ). Emily Prieur is an IPilogue Writer and a 3L JD Candidate at Queen’s University Faculty of Law. This article was originally written as part of the IPilogue’s annual Year in Review but has instead been published as a standalone article.

Venable Grabs Wolf Rifkin Entertainment Pro For LA Office

IP Law 360

Venable LLP has landed an entertainment litigation expert from Wolf Rifkin Shapiro Schulman & Rabkin LLP to join its Los Angeles office

Tokenization of intellectual property for IP rights management

The IPKat

Kat friend, Dr. Julia Hugendubel, describes recent developments concerning tokenization of IP rights to manage IP. Interest in blockchain technology, tokens, and IP, continues apace.

Arbitration agreement doesn't cover sweepstakes that has its own rules


Suski v. Marden-Kane, Inc., 2022 WL 103541, No. 21-cv-04539-SK (N.D. 11, 2022) Plaintiffs filed a putative class action “on behalf of themselves and persons who opted into Coinbase’s $1.2

Indefiniteness Does Not Necessarily End PTAB’s Patentability Inquiry

JD Supra Law

On December 28, in Intel Corp. Qualcomm Inc., the Federal Circuit held that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) may not decline to consider the patentability of a claim challenged in an inter partes review (IPR) petition simply because it contains a potentially indefinite claim term.

Would You Fall for the Anti-SOPA Campaign Today?

The Illusion of More

“The more desperate one is to get attention, rather than to accurately communicate what one believes a problem is, the more one ventures into the realm of sensationalist propaganda.”

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Vacation Justified!

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If the news cycle gets slow enough, anyone can get quoted on the Internet! Plus, if you clicked on the throwaway at the bottom of the previous item, that about. The post Vacation Justified! appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION


AbbVie Inc. et al. v. Alvotech hf. Updates

JD Supra Law

We have previously reported on AbbVie’s first and second wave suits against Alvotech hf. Alvotech) in the Northern District of Illinois regarding an adalimumab biosimilar. In the second wave suit, on December 21, 2021, AbbVie filed a Second Amended Complaint. . By: Goodwin

USPTO Implements New Sanctions Process for Improper Trademark Filings

Indiana Intellectual Property Law

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has seen a historic surge of new trademark filings over the past year, along with an increase in suspicious submissions ranging from inaccurate to fraudulent.

"MALLE" remains free for everyone - GC confirms cancellation of "MALLE" trademark

JD Supra Law

The trademark "MALLE" remains cancelled. The EUIPO`s Board of Appeal had upheld a corresponding decision of the Cancellation Division in December 2020.

Overruling the First Patent Case


The Patent Act permits a patent to be divided up regionally within the United States. The applicant, patentee, or his assigns [may] grant and convey an exclusive right under his application for patent, or patents, to the whole or any specified part of the United States. 35 U.S.C. The allowance for geographic division was added as part of the Patent Act of 1836 and overruled the very first Supreme Court patent law decision, Tyler v. Tuel , 10 U.S. 324 (1810).

[Audio] Podcast: The Briefing from the IP Law Blog - YouTube Removes 150 Videos from Popular AniTuber’s Channel

JD Supra Law

In this episode of The Briefing from the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a copyright dispute which led to the removal of three years worth of content from a popular anime YouTuber’s channel. By: Weintraub Tobin

How In-House Counsel Can Make The Case For Settling Early

IP Law 360

Following the recent settlement in McDonald's v. Easterbrook, in-house counsel should consider decision-tree analyses and values-driven communications plans to secure effective, early resolutions in litigation, saving time and money and moving the company mission forward, say Ronald Levine at Herrick Feinstein and Richard Torrenzano at The Torrenzano Group

IP Enforcement Portal upgraded to allow for electronic filing of customs applications in the EU

JD Supra Law

IP Enforcement Portal is a single EU platform that assists IP right (IPR) owners to file and manage customs applications for action and to deal with related IPR enforcement matters.

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Cox Says $1B Loss In Music IP Suit Was The Result Of Lies

IP Law 360

Cox Communications has told a Virginia federal judge that a "recent revelation" by Sony Music and other music labels has shown that they lied about a key part of evidence used in a copyright infringement trial that led to a $1 billion verdict against the internet service provider

Federal Court hands out prison sentence

JD Supra Law

In a recent Federal Court case, the Court ordered the director of a corporation to be imprisoned for at least 6 months and payment of a $100,000 fine for bypassing an injunction against copyright infringement. We previously reported on a jail sentence issued for trademark infringement1.

Judge Read Audio Patent Too Narrowly, Hytera Tells Fed. Circ.

IP Law 360

A Federal Circuit panel questioned Chinese radio maker Hytera on whether the word "or" on its audio output patent was correctly interpreted by an Ohio federal judge, who ruled that Motorola didn't infringe on Hytera's patent covering a way to adjust the sound quality on radio communication devices

Getting prickly - Happy New Year to the ongoing UK intellectual property dispute over Colin the Caterpillar.

JD Supra Law

At the end of last year, following months of procedural silence (and public noise), Aldi filed a much-awaited Defence in the ongoing intellectual property dispute over Colin the Caterpillar.

In 2021, How Often Did the TTAB Affirm Section 2(e)(1) Mere Descriptiveness Refusals?

The TTABlog

I have again reviewed the TTAB's FOIA page (now called the "TTAB Reading Room") in order to estimate the percentage of Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals that were affirmed by the Board during the last calendar year (2021). I counted 92 refusals, of which 84 were affirmed and 8 reversed.

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Choose the Words of Your Design Patent Applications Carefully

JD Supra Law

The Federal Circuit recently narrowly construed the claim of a design patent application to reverse the holding of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) affirming the rejection of the claim for a lip implant based on a prior art reference for an art tool.

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