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Using Metadata to Spot Misinformation

Plagiarism Today

As concerns over misinformation plague journalism, the Content Authenticity Initiative is a consortium with a potential answer. The post Using Metadata to Spot Misinformation appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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What is generative AI?

McKinsey Operations

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) describes algorithms (such as ChatGPT) that can be used to create new content, including audio, code, images, text, simulations, and videos. Recent new breakthroughs in the field have the potential to drastically change the way we approach content creation.

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3 Count: CMI TMI

Plagiarism Today

SCOTUS declines to hear CMI case, Call of Duty cheat makers hit back against Activision and Oracle settles case with HPE. The post 3 Count: CMI TMI appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Can Charlie Chaplin’s character “Charlot” be registered as an EU trade mark?

The IPKat

In the era of silent films, Charlie Chaplin did rise to become a worldwide icon through his screen persona, the Tramp ( Charlot in several languages). It may therefore come as no surprise that companies, to this day, attempt to monetize in his iconic image. In a decision (only available in French) issued a few days ago, the EUIPO upheld the Office’s objections after having established that the below figurative depiction of Charlot is not eligible for EU trade mark (EUTM) registration: Background

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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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The Most Significant Copyright Issues Likely to Arise in 2023

Copyright Alliance

During the first few weeks of 2023, we took a look back at 2022 by summarizing the most important copyright-related court cases, U.S. Copyright Office activities, and legislation that commanded […] The post The Most Significant Copyright Issues Likely to Arise in 2023 appeared first on Copyright Alliance.

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USPTO-FDA Listening Session: Patient Advocates Want Access, Patent Advocates Want Evidence

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today jointly held an all-day listening session featuring speakers from patient advocacy and industry groups, academia, and brand and generic pharmaceutical companies who weighed in on the relationship between patents and affordable access to medicines. The session was announced via a Federal Register Notice and request for comments on the subject, published on November 7, 2022, stemming from a joint July 202

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Pirate Bay Proxy Site Challenges Police DMCA Takedown at GitHub

TorrentFreak

As one of the most notorious torrent sites, The Pirate Bay has been blocked by ISPs around the world. The UK was one of the first countries to do so more than a decade ago when the High Court ordered local ISPs to prevent users from accessing the site. These ISP blockades have ignited a cat-and-mouse game, with pirates actively looking for alternative routes to access the site.

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Report Calls Out Cloudflare for Facilitating Piracy, Counterfeits

IP Watchdog

According to new research released by Corsearch, a significant number of websites engaging in piracy and counterfeiting use Cloudflare’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) services. Cloudflare was detected as providing services to websites that infringed trademarks and copyright six times more than the next service provider. 49% of the websites Corsearch flagged for content piracy used Cloudflare in addition to 23.5% of websites flagged for offering counterfeit goods.

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European private banking: Resilient models for uncertain times

McKinsey Operations

After one of its most successful years, Europe’s private banking industry will now need to navigate an uncertain macroeconomic outlook and evolving client needs.

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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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New Vision Gaming Tells CAFC Final GAO Findings Warrant Dismissal of CBM Institution

IP Watchdog

Earlier this month, patent owner and casino game innovator New Vision Gaming & Development filed a reply brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in its latest bid to challenge the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) institution of covered business method (CBM) review proceedings brought by gambling product company SG Gaming.

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Developing dual awareness

McKinsey Operations

Leaders faced with volatility and uncertainty will benefit from building a keen awareness of both themselves and the operating environment around them.

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Best of Both Worlds: My Hybrid IP Internship at CBC/Radio-Canada

IPilogue

Nikita Munjal is a 3L JD/MBA Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. This article was written as a requirement for Prof. D’Agostino’s IP Intensive Program. I loved my placement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Radio-Canada (CBC). Walking to the Toronto office on the first day of my placement, I felt nervous about whether I’d fit in with the seasoned legal team.

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Entertainment Industry Predictions: Streamers, Litigation, Emerging Tech in 2023

JD Supra Law

The entertainment industry has transformed itself in recent years through the adoption of new technologies and is pioneering a variety of exciting new creative avenues. Below we predict what 2023 will bring, ranging from the continued explosion of the creator economy to advancement of novel technologies such as NFTs and the metaverse.

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Says It Hasn't Identified Dobbs Leaker

IP Law 360

The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday that its internal investigation into last year's unprecedented leak of the draft abortion ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health has been "unable to identify a person responsible by a preponderance of the evidence.

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Don't Forget IP Rights When Planning an Estate

JD Supra Law

As highlighted by a recent Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) decision, Clementvision, Inc. v. Robert Clement, expressly including intellectual property rights in an estate plan can prevent complicated issues from arising. See Opposition No. 91256127, 2022 WL 15330806 (Oct. 25, 2022) (not precedential).

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Author Talks: A food-loving economist crafts a recipe for humane capitalism

McKinsey Operations

Using the history of common foods and goods, Ha-Joon Chang explains the economics of industrial policy and the relationship between freedom and capitalism.

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USPTO Launches the Cancer Moonshot Expedited Examination Pilot Program

JD Supra Law

On February 1, 2023, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) will begin accepting petitions to accelerate examination under the Cancer Moonshot Expedited Examination Pilot Program (the “Moonshot Program”). The Moonshot Program replaces and expands the current “Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program” (also called “Patents for Patients” or “P4P”).

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Meet the Bloggers XIV – INTA Seattle

Likelihood of Confusion

Going to INTA in Seattle this year? I am! If you still want to go, however, you will not want to miss Meet the Bloggers XIV. XIV is fourteen! You. The post Meet the Bloggers XIV – INTA Seattle appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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Top Four Stories of 2022

JD Supra Law

After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its 16th annual list of top patent stories. For 2022, we identified ten stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that we believe had (or are likely to have) a significant impact on patent practitioners and applicants.

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Trademark and Copyright Cases to Watch in 2023

The IP Law Blog

It’s always good to start off the year with an overview of trademark and copyright cases to watch. This year, we have a couple of cases that we’ve previously discussed on our podcast The Briefing , when they were on appeal with the circuit courts, but now the Supreme Court will bring finality to the issues. We’ll start with Andy Warhol Foundation v.

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New/Old Threats to IP in the Metaverse

JD Supra Law

The Metaverse is a minefield for intellectual property (IP) owners. Many of the threats to IP will be familiar — such as unauthorized use of trademarks, copying of content, and misuse of name/image/likeness. However, the best ways to establish and enforce IP rights in the Metaverse may seem to be hidden underground.

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Section 230 Protects Services That Permit Anonymous Third-Party Posts–Bride v. Snap

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

This case involves two “anonymous messaging” apps, Yolo and LMK. Both allegedly target teens audiences. “Plaintiffs allege they received harassing messages in response to their benign posts on Defendants’ applications and did not receive comparable messages on other platforms in which user identities were revealed.” Both apps allegedly were not responsive enough to complaints or unmasking requests, including not following their own purported policies.

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Collaboration not confrontation is the route to US patent reform

IAM Magazine

Lone inventors and small businesses have a compelling story to tell about a system that does not work for them but right now it is not hitting home

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IPR And Insolvency And Bankruptcy Code

IP and Legal Filings

Introduction Be it a trademark, patent, copyright, intellectual property has become an important part of the company’s success. Corporates could be seen spending numerous resources so as to create a position in the market and to stand out from the crowd. Differentiated products help the client or the customer in distinguishing among the products. But when it comes to corporate insolvency resolution process, the intellectual property has been a matter of issue.

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Exelixis Notches Win Against MSN In Cancer Drug Patent Trial

IP Law 360

A Delaware federal judge on Thursday rejected MSN Laboratories' validity challenge to a patent on Exelixis Inc.'s blockbuster cancer drug Cabometyx, potentially keeping MSN's planned generic version off the market until 2026, while clearing the company of infringing a second patent.

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Supreme Court asked to Review Federal Circuit’s Judicial Shell Game

Patently-O

by Dennis Crouch Novartis Pharms v. HEC Pharm (Supreme Court 2023) Some drug treatments perform better if the patient starts with a loading dosage before shifting to the regular daily amount. But, loading dosages can be risky because of the high dosage and because of the greater likelihood of mistakes. Novartis was able to configure a multiple sclerosis treatment plan without the loading dosage.

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'So Blatant': Tiny Harris Says OMG Dolls Stole Her Group's IP

IP Law 360

Singer-songwriter Tameka "Tiny" Harris told a California federal jury Thursday that she is the "mastermind" behind the pop group OMG Girlz, and that the style of MGA Entertainment Inc.'s line of OMG dolls is a "blatant" theft of the group's image and name.

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Cryptocurrency in China

IP and Legal Filings

Introduction Prior to 2017, China was the largest cryptocurrency market in the world, with 80% of Bitcoin transactions, the most popular digital currency, taking place in yuan 1. Despite restrictions on cryptocurrencies in China and the current bear market, the country’s blockchain industry continues to have the most active blockchain projects worldwide.

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IP Forecast: Pfizer Wants Talks With FBI Kept Under Wraps

IP Law 360

Pfizer is set to tell a Connecticut federal court next week that communications between its lawyers and the FBI shouldn't be disclosed in its trade secrets suit accusing former executives of stealing diabetes and cancer medication research. Here's a look at that case — plus all the other major intellectual property matters on deck in the coming week.