Fri.Jun 17, 2022

Air Force Materiel Command Law Office is Seeking a Patent Attorney (NH-IV)

IP Watchdog

The Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command Law Office is seeking a seasoned patent attorney with strong technical skills in electrical engineering. This full-time position is located at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio with teleworking options available.

Music Publishers Launch Crackdown on Copyright Infringing Apps

TorrentFreak

The music industry has battled against various forms piracy for several decades, but it’s hard to root out. Many of the enforcement efforts are targeted at services or tools that offer pirated content, but there are less visible copyright infringement challenges too.

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WTO Announces COVID Vaccine Waiver Deal That Virtually No One Wants

IP Watchdog

Following a week of round-the-clock deliberations, the World Trade Organization (WTO) this morning announced a deal on waiver of IP rights for COVID-19 vaccine technologies under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

Big Tech Protests US Pirate Site Injunction “Power Grab” Against Cloudflare

TorrentFreak

This April, United King Film Distribution, DBS Satellite Services, and Hot Communication (all members of Israel-based anti-piracy group Zira) won three copyright lawsuits against three pirate streaming sites. The operators of Israel-tv.com, Israel.tv and Sdarot.tv

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.

The Copyright Claims Board is Open for Service. Now We Wait.

The Illusion of More

The small claim tribunal, the Copyright Claims Board, opened its virtual doors yesterday, and by EOD, about a dozen claims were on the docket. A glance at the named defendants reveals a list of commercial users who allegedly infringed protected works, which is no surprise and probably good news.

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Ninth Circuit Decision Provides Clarity While Raising New Questions

JD Supra Law

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held in AK Futures LLC v. Boyd St. Distro, LLC that delta-8 THC is legal for purposes of trademark protection. 35 F.4th 682, 686 (9th Cir. 2022).

Amicus of copyright law professors in Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith

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Available here. Thanks to all who participated! Summary of argument: If the meaning of artistic works were objective, an art appreciation class would be like a standard math class: It would have only right and wrong answers. But the skills of interpretation are not calculation skills.

Heavy Uptick in Patent and Trademark Mass Mailers

JD Supra Law

Mass mailers have been around in the U.S. since at least 1835.i Most are innocuous. “10% 10% off at your local pizzeria.” Weekly specials on bananas and ground beef at your local grocery.” Rarely do they catch your attention or give you any pause. By: McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Of cosmetics, insolvency and trademarks

SpicyIP

Image from here. As reported , Revlon, the iconic cosmetics brand, has filed for bankruptcy. The New-York based cosmetics company reportedly struggled due to competition from other established brands as well as a host of small companies that use social media.

New Forum for Copyright Small-Claims Disputes Begins Accepting Complaints

JD Supra Law

Claimants pursuing certain copyright claims may now access a new, more economical, and potentially more expedient alternative to federal-court litigation.

SEC comment on 1A and climate disclosures with @democracyfwd

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Thanks to the folks at Democracy Forward for getting me involved in this: climate policy disclosures are factual and legitimate tools to protect investors. Text of comment available here. link]. commercial speech disclosures first amendment

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Cybersecurity legislation: Preparing for increased reporting and transparency

McKinsey

To get ready for compliance with new US regulations, companies can segment their preparation into stages and take both short- and long-term actions to increase preparedness. Cybersecurity Cybersecurity/Risk Strategic risk management

OM Weekly Digest 06/17/22

Olartemoure Blog

06/16/22 – Litigation.

review by competitor posing as consumer actionable under Lanham Act

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Beyond Blond Prods., LLC v. Heldman, 2022 WL 2036306, No. CV 20-5581 DSF (GJSx) (C.D. 3, 2022) This is a lawsuit about an allegedly fake review of Beyond Blond’s video on Amazon allegedly written by Heldman on September 10, 2017.

Kudos to USPTO, DOJ, NIST for Abandoning a Bad Draft, but Future Remains Murky for SEP Holders

IP Watchdog

In a recent surprise decision, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S.

Who Escapes Texas? And Where Do They Go? Mandamus Petitioners and Transferee Courts in Patent Venue Disputes

Patently-O

By Paul R. Gugliuzza, Temple University Beasley School of Law; Jonas Anderson, American University Washington College of Law; and Jason Rantanen, University of Iowa College of Law. This is the second in a new series on venue transfer requests and mandamus at the Federal Circuit.

The Groundhog Day Privacy Bill: The Government Waited Months to Bring Back Roughly the Same Privacy Plan?!

Michael Geist

Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne yesterday unveiled Bill C-27 , the updated privacy reform law.

4th Circuit upholds contempt ruling in false advertising case: scrub your website and FB account!

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De Simone v. VSL Pharmaceuticals, Inc., F.4th -, 2022 WL 2036293, No. 20-1846, No. 20-1869 (4th Cir. 7, 2022) The court upheld a contempt finding based on an underlying false advertising claim.

Promoting IP Awareness Through Mandatory Modules

IPilogue

Jaime Zorrilla is an IP Innovation Clinic Fellow and a 2L JD/MBA Student at Osgoode Hall Law School & the Schulich School of Business. This article was written as a requirement for Prof. Pina D’Agostino’s Directed Reading: IP Innovation Program course.

Mastering the dual mission: Carbon and cost savings

McKinsey

OEMs will need to move quickly to achieve their “dual-saving” ambition of reducing both total product emissions and costs. A limited supply of low-carbon materials adds pressure to act now. Insights on Operations Operations strategy

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Sports & Entertainment Spotlight: Apple Inks a 10-Year Partnership With Major League Soccer

JD Supra Law

Welcome back to the "Spotlight!" In the spotlight this past week in Washington, D.C. and beyond) was the beginning of the House of Representatives’ Select Committee’s public hearings regarding the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

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Sony Fights To Ax Jimi Hendrix Copyright Case In UK

IP Law 360

The U.K. arm of Sony Music sought Friday to pause a copyright challenge in England over royalties from recordings of Jimi Hendrix songs as they are related to proceedings in the U.S.

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[Video] The Briefing by the IP Law Blog: What The Settlement of Ratajkowski/Paparazzi Copyright Lawsuit Means For Fair Use

JD Supra Law

In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo provide an update on the copyright infringement dispute between a paparazzo and Emily Ratajkowski, and discuss the settlement’s implications for Fair Use. By: Weintraub Tobin

Mass. Jury Says GE Infringed Siemens Wind Turbine Patent

IP Law 360

A Massachusetts federal jury on Friday found that General Electric infringed a Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy patent covering offshore wind turbines, although it also determined that another Siemens patent covering the technology was invalid

Design Tascono, Inc. sues The Concrete Lady, Inc. for Alleged Copyright Infringement

Indiana Intellectual Property Law

Otisco, Indiana – Design Tascono, Inc. the Plaintiff claims to have numerous copyright registrations for its unique statue designs, 5 of which are at issue in this case (“Tascono Works”).

No New BookExpo Coming

Velocity of Content

Publishers Weekly reports there is little appetite in the US publishing community for a large-scale annual trade show along the lines of BookExpo, which folded in 2020 after many years at the Javits Center in New York City.

OFAC Authorization of Certain ?Transactions Related to Patents, ?Trademarks, and Copyrights

JD Supra Law

On May 5, 2022, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued General License No. 31 (“GL 31”), which makes clear that U.S. Persons may continue to act in the Russian Federation to protect their intellectual property.

10th circuit won't presume false advertising harm just from direct competition

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American Society of Home Inspectors, Inc. International Ass’n of Certified Home Inspectors, F.4th -, 2022 WL 2125492, No. 21-1087 (10th Cir. 14, 2022) Discussion of opinion below , which had more clownish behavior; the issue on appeal is narrower. The parties are two competing national associations of home inspectors: the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).

Legislation: PTAB Reform Act of 2022

JD Supra Law

On June 16, Senators Leahy, Cornyn, and Tillis introduced the PTAB Reform Act of 2022. The full text of the bill is available. By: Jones Day

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What The Settlement of Ratajkowski/Paparazzi Copyright Lawsuit Means For Fair Use

The IP Law Blog

In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog , Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo provide an update on the copyright infringement dispute between a paparazzo and Emily Ratajkowski, and discuss the settlement’s implications for Fair Use.

SCOTUS Denies Request to Review 11th Circuit Decision of DuBay v. King Copyright Battle

JD Supra Law

THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES DENIES PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT IN CASE CONCERNING TIME TRAVELING, KNIFE-WEILDING, WESTERN ATTIRED HEROES WITH KNIGHTLY HERITAGE. By: Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC

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Brand Battles: Saks.com Chases After 'Pets 5th Avenue' TM

IP Law 360

In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, luxury online retailer Saks is trying to stop a smaller retailer's trademark application for "Pets 5th Avenue" — plus four other cases you need to know about

Deputy Secretary Don Graves Honors Juneteenth: "Equity is at the Core of Everything We Do at Commerce"

U.S. Department of Commerce

Deputy Secretary Don Graves Honors Juneteenth: "Equity is at the Core of Everything We Do at Commerce". June 17, 2022. KCPullen@doc.gov. Fri, 06/17/2022 - 13:32. Minority business growth. Post by. Don Graves. On behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce, it’s my honor to wish you a happy Juneteenth.