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Is Plagiarism a Feature of AI?

Plagiarism Today

The Writers Guild of America has released a statement saying that plagiarism is a feature of AI. How true is that? The post Is Plagiarism a Feature of AI? appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Cloudstream Takes Site and Code Offline in Response to Hollywood Complaint

TorrentFreak

Legal video streaming services such as Amazon, Disney, and Netflix are booming. At the same time, there’s a flourishing dark market of pirate streaming tools. These unauthorized alternatives increasingly use slick designs and easy-to-use apps to appeal to a broad audience. And unlike the legal options, they offer all popular titles under the same roof, without charging a penny.

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3 Count: 90mh Sample

Plagiarism Today

Trefuego faces new lawsuit from Sony over sample, Pakistani labels fight back against DMCA abuse and man indicted in audiobook case. The post 3 Count: 90mh Sample appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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How to enhance the cybersecurity of operational technology environments

McKinsey Operations

Cyberattacks on operational technology systems have been on the rise since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their huge impact on industrial operations means that organizations must find answers—quickly.

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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 (Not-So) Secret Side of Bill C-18: Google Tests Blocking Online News Content for Canadians

IPilogue

Katie Graham is an IPilogue Writer and a 2L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. On February 22, 2023, it was revealed that Google is blocking news content on its platform for under 4% of Canadian users in a five-week test as a potential protest of Bill C-18. While Parliament referred to this secret news blocking test by the tech giant as “ appalling ,” this reality of Bill C-18 does not come as a surprise to critics who voiced these concerns throughout the legislative process.

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Creator Spotlight with Photographer Mikel Carr

Copyright Alliance

This week we’d like to introduce you to photographer and content creator Mikel Carr. Be sure to follow him on Instagram @recklessthor4. What was the inspiration behind becoming a creator? […] The post Creator Spotlight with Photographer Mikel Carr appeared first on Copyright Alliance.

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Federal Circuit Review - February 2023

JD Supra Law

Arthrex Again? Federal Circuit Says, “No More!” - In Cywee Group Ltd. v. Google LLC, Appeal No. 20-1565, the Federal Circuit held that, while the Appointments Clause requires that the USPTO Director have the power to review the USPTO’s patentability decisions, it does not guarantee procedural rights to litigants, such as the right to seek Director review of deadline extension decisions.

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Dragons’ Den, Episode 12 Series 20

Dragons' Den

Joining the Dragons this week were golfing wizards, beauty elixirs, potions and gargoyles. As a patent examiner, I was particularly interested in the first pitch in this week’s episode, so let’s dive straight in. Glowing from within First up in the Den was a very nervous Caroline Sims, who was looking for an investment of £60k in return for a 10% stake in her plant-based beauty remedy business, “Botanycl”.

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NIL Enforcement Actions are Here: How Can Institutions Prepare for Possible NIL Enforcement Actions?

JD Supra Law

When the NCAA announced its interim policy allowing college athletes to monetize their name, image, and likeness (“NIL”), few could have predicted the NIL activity frenzy that would quickly ensue. With states racing to provide the most appealing regulatory framework for college athletes, NIL collectives dominating the marketplace, and college athletes being offered lucrative and enticing deals, the NCAA struggled to delineate and enforce rules and limits on NIL activity.

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Experience-led growth: A new way to create value

McKinsey Operations

A strategy focused on improving the experience of existing customers can deliver breakthrough growth for incumbent companies—often more than double that of their industry peers.

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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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PACid sues major financial institution for patent infringement for user authentication technology

JD Supra Law

PACid Technologies, LLC sued a major financial institution (the “Bank”) on March 7, 2023. The suit is pending in the Western District of Texas – Austin Division. PACid alleges it owns U.S. Patent Nos. 9,577,993, 9,876,771, 10,044,689, 10,171,433, 10,484,344, and 11,070,530 each entitled “System and Method for Authenticating Users.”.

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Copyright Claims Board (CCB) Default Notices (Guest Blog Post–Part 2 of 3)

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

by guest blogger Elizabeth Townsend Gard [Eric’s note: this is the second of a three-part series from Prof. Gard looking at the Copyright Claims Board and some of its outcomes. The first part looked at defendant opt-outs.] As of March 15, 2023, the CCB has issued nine first default notices. These all have to do with the respondent not registering for the eCCB — the online means that the system communicates — or not responding to the claim.

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USPTO Director Issues Precedential Review Decision Regarding Multiple Dependent Claims

JD Supra Law

​​​​​​​Director Katherine Vidal of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued a precedential review decision with respect to the interpretation of multiple dependent claims, in a case of first impression before the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (“PTAB”).

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Proxy Advisors And Its Regulations

IP and Legal Filings

Introduction When the companies were “originally founded, the only conceivable means to get a unanimous decision was by voting, which required the actual attendance of all members. Because shareholders acquire shares on the stock market and have no personal access to the company, it is not possible to have every member present at every meeting. Furthermore, because of the global market, even foreigners invest in companies, making it impractical for everyone to vote in person, and it is a time-co

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Overcome Creative Block: 6 Strategies to Learn to Love Your Work Again

Art Law Journal

Creative block is an experience every artist goes through. How do you push through to the other side? Kate Kelly mines personal experience to find tips and tricks that will get you back in the zone.

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7 Surefire Paths to Corporate Filing Approval

Cogency Global

What this i s: A handy list of tips that will help you get your corporate filings from near miss to slam dunk. What this means: Rejected? It’s often only a minor mistake. But that minor mistake could cost you in money lost and time wasted.

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$469 Million: There and Gone

Patently-O

ClearPlay v. Dish Network (D.Utah 2023) Earlier in March 2023, a Utah jury sided with the patentee ClearPlay – find that Dish Network infringed two “clean movie” patents used to to skip the naughty bits of a video program. US7577970 (Claims 28 and 33); and US6898799 (Claim 12). The jury went on to award a “reasonable royalty” of $469 million.

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How to merge talent, skills, and purpose: A chat with the Group CEO of Singlife

McKinsey Operations

Pearlyn Phau, Group CEO of Singlife, reveals some of the ins and outs of merging an insurtech start-up and a legacy player.

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Why can searching for chemical patents be so complex?

IP.com

The post Why can searching for chemical patents be so complex? appeared first on IP.com - Innovation and IP Solutions.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Research Assistants (Summer 2023)

IPilogue

Professors Giuseppina D’Agostino and David Vaver are seeking JD Research Assistants to assist in intellectual property law research during the 2023 summer term, with a particular emphasis on copyright, with an early May start date. Eligibility To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled as a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. All applicants must possess strong grades, exemplary organizational skills, be proficient in legal research and writing, and have a strong interest in intelle

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A guide to investing in Black economic mobility

McKinsey Operations

Large segments of the Black population in the United States are underserved on a range of socioeconomic dimensions. Here’s how impact investors can help close that gap.

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Another digital "buy" button case survives motion to dismiss

43(B)log

McTyere v. Apple, Inc, 2023 WL 2585888, No. 21-CV-1133-LJV (W.D.N.Y. Mar. 21, 2023) Plaintiffs alleged that Apple made false representations when it “sold” them digital content on the iTunes Store only to later remove their access to that same digital content. They claimed violation of sections 349 and 350 of the New York General Business Law, as well as unjust enrichment.

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The Committed Innovator: Working with start-ups

McKinsey Operations

Innovators from large organizations talk about working with start-ups, and how each can support the other.

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Patent Prosecution Tip: File Your Continuation and Divisional Applications Prior to or With Payment of the Issue Fee

IP Watchdog

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) sent out an email alert on March 16, 2023 about its transition to eGrants for patents. This change to electronic patent grants as opposed to paper patents is in accord with the USPTO’s continued changes to an all-electronic and no paper system. Prior changes have included all-electronic office actions, and of course the USPTO’s EFS-Web system, in which filings are made electronically with the USPTO.

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The ongoing crisis of homelessness in the Bay Area: What’s working, what’s not

McKinsey Operations

Envisioning a response to homelessness that reflects understanding that the journey into—and out of—a home is often unique to the individual.

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Cisco Loses Trade Secrets Fight With Ex-Worker, Plantronics

IP Law 360

A California federal judge tossed Cisco Systems' trade secrets case against a former employee-turned-competitor and Plantronics, saying Cisco hasn't shown there is a threat of misappropriation that an injunction would prevent.

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Breaking Dawn: Understanding the Copyright…

JD Supra Law

Background on Kashtanova’s Comic Book - Digital artist Kris Kashtanova registered Zarya of the Dawn, a comic book with dazzling and dystopian imagery generated via Midjourney’s text-to-image AI model, with the U.S. Copyright Office in September 2022. After the Copyright Office learned of Kashtanova’s use of Midjourney to aid in the creation of the comic book, it notified Kashtanova in October 2022 that it would reconsider the registration.

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Practical Skills Young Attorneys Must Master To Be Happier

IP Law 360

For young lawyers, finding happiness on the job — with its competitive nature and high expectations for billable hours — is complicated, but three skills can help them gain confidence, reduce stress and demonstrate their professional value in ways they never imagined, says career counselor Susan Smith Blakely.

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Prior Art Coherency and Cache Incoherency: “Known-Technique” Rationale for Motivation to Combine

JD Supra Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, addressing the issue of whether certain factual and legal conclusions relating to obviousness were supported by substantial evidence, held that the Patent Trial & Appeal Board improperly rejected evidence of “known-technique” rationale to provide a motivation to combine. Intel Corp. v. PACT XPP Schweiz AG, Case No. 22-1037 (Fed.

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Defamation Alternatives For Suing Hoax Social Media Users

IP Law 360

A recent proliferation of false or hoax social media content has targeted public figures and corporate accounts, and for plaintiffs seeking redress there are three types of claims that may be less-risky alternatives to defamation and libel litigation, say Charles Schafer and Ross Kloeber at Sidley.

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Venue Transfer and Witness Credibility

Patently-O

In re: Roku, Inc. ( Fed. Cir. 2023 ) IOEngine sued Roku for patent infringement back in 2021. As is common with large corporate defendants sued in Waco, Roku asked Judge Albright to transfer the case to N.D. California on convenience grounds under 28 U.S.C. 1404. Judge Albright refused — noting that Roku’s corporate witness lacked credibility and his testimony was “either misleading or based on an inadequate investigation of the facts.” In particular, the record showed

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'Gone In 60 Seconds' Producer Warned Of Contempt At Trial

IP Law 360

A producer of the 2000 film "Gone in 60 Seconds" was threatened with contempt on Thursday as she testified in a bench trial between her and late racing icon Carroll Shelby's licensing company over a dispute about the film's "Eleanor" automobile, as a California federal judge grew frustrated with her interruptions.

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No One Likes a Sore Winner: IPR Prevailing Party Can’t Appeal

JD Supra Law

Reaffirming precedent, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reiterated the rule that the prevailing party in an inter partes review (IPR) cannot appeal a Patent Trial & Appeal Board decision. Termax Co. v. Illinois Tool Works, Inc., Case Nos. 23-1252; -1254 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 8, 2023) (Dyk, Reyna, Chen, JJ.).

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Ex-Publishing Worker Avoids Prison For Manuscript Thefts

IP Law 360

A Manhattan federal judge allowed an Italian former publishing worker to avoid prison Thursday for his five-year effort to impersonate hundreds of book-world professionals and steal manuscripts, noting he did not extort victims or otherwise steal money.

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Voices of CEO excellence: Blackstone’s Stephen Schwarzman

McKinsey Operations

The chairman, CEO, and co-founder of the global investment management firm traces his journey as a business leader, financial innovator, and philanthropist.