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Google Addresses Scraped and Spun Content

Plagiarism Today

In a recent Google SEO Office Hours video, Dan Nguyen, from Google’s search quality team, answered a pair of questions that directly addressed content that scraped and/or spun from other material.

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It’s Official: Canada Extends its Term of Copyright Protection

Hugh Stephens Blog

The announcement itself was a bit of an anticlimax. It was something that had been in the pipeline for months but until the publication of the Order-in-Council dated November 17 (released on November 23), it was still hanging as a piece of unfinished business.

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3 Count: Marge’s Style

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: An Artist Has Vowed to Take Legal Action Against Cardi B for Appropriating His Art For Her Halloween Costume.

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Michael Bynum Names New Defendants in Proposed Amended Complaint to 12th Man Copyright Lawsuit

IP Watchdog

On November 23, sportswriter Michael Bynum and his publishing label Epic Sports filed a motion for leave to file a second amended complaint and a proposed second amended complaint in the Southern District of Texas.

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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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Popular File-Sharing Service Refuses to ‘Filter’ Content as it Fears Overblocking

TorrentFreak

To the global audience, Ulož.to may not be a household name, but in the Czech Republic, it is massive. The file-sharing and hosting service is listed among the most-visited websites in the country, while its mobile apps are frequently used as well.

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Former Commerce, USPTO Heads Push for U.S. to Lead Opposition to Extending WTO’s COVID IP Waiver

IP Watchdog

In a webinar hosted today by the Council for Innovation Promotion (C4IP), the organization’s founders, Andrei Iancu and David Kappos, both former Directors of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), spoke with former U.S.

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Bungie’s Relentless Pursuit of Destiny 2 Cheaters Now Spans Three Continents

TorrentFreak

A lawsuit filed in 2021 targeting businesses, owners and individuals behind the Wallhax, SecureAC, SecureCheats and CODHax platforms, is just a small part of a larger Bungie campaign. Faced with growing numbers of cheaters in its online games, Bungie filed several lawsuits in the U.S.

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The Value of Open Access in XML Format

Velocity of Content

“Open access has been described as everything from a business model to a movement.” ” So said my colleague Roy Kaufman a while ago (see video below).

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Patent Poetry: Patent Office Announces Climate Change Mitigation Pilot

JD Supra Law

Earlier this year, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced its Climate Change Mitigation Pilot Program. This program aligns with and supports President Biden’s Executive Order 14008, which notes: By: AEON Law

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Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP is Seeking a Patent Agent

IP Watchdog

Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP, a law firm specializing in intellectual property, is seeking a Patent Agent licensed to practice before the USPTO. We serve a diverse group of clients, including large and small companies in various technology areas.

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AstraZeneca AB v. Mylan Pharms., Inc. Symbicort® (Budesonide and Formoterol)

JD Supra Law

Case Name: AstraZeneca AB v. Mylan Pharms., Inc., 22-cv-35, 2022 WL 2707729 (N.D.W.V. July 12, 2022) (Bailey, J.) Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Symbicort® (budesonide and formoterol); U.S. Patent No. 11,311,558 (“the ’558 patent”). By: Robins Kaplan LLP

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SpicyIP Tidbit: IPD Updates in Delhi, Calcutta and Madras High Courts

SpicyIP

Recently it was announced that a new roster of judges will take charge of the Delhi High Court’s Intellectual Property Division (IPD), with effect from November 28, 2022 ( pdf ). The new roster shall comprise Justice C.

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A Tale of Two Readouts: U.S. Escalates Trade Concerns With Canadian Digital Policy as Canada Seeks To Downplay the Issue

Michael Geist

Canadian International Trade Minister Mary Ng and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai met yesterday to discuss Canada-U.S. Trade issues and concerns regarding Canada’s digital policy – most notably a proposed digital sales tax and Bills C-11 and C-18 – continue to mount. The U.S.

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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas: The Dos and Don’ts of Your Holiday Work Party

Nelligan Law

Reading Time: 3 minutes. With the holiday season upon us, ‘tis the season to talk about the night before Christmas we all look forward to at the workplace: the annual holiday work party.

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Five lessons from AI on closing quantum’s talent gap—before it’s too late

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

To ensure organizations have access to the quantum computing talent they need when they need it, leaders will have to upskill workers and create pathways for new talent, just as they did for AI. Digital Insights Disruptive Technology Artificial Intelligence Digital strategy and organization Talent

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user manuals aren't "commercial advertising or promotion" but do have thin copyright

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Santos Elecs. Outlaw Audio, LLC, No. 8:22-cv-827-JVS-KESx, 2022 WL 17328411 (C.D.

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Bilibili - The Chinese tech company mitigating overseas litigation risks via a patent pool approach

IAM Magazine

General Counsel Nan Liu speaks with IAM about international strategies, NPE threats and the UPC

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11th Circuit affirms Viacom's Rogers-based win for MTV Floribama Shore

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MGFB Properties, Inc. Viacom Inc, No. 21-13458 (11th Cir. 29, 2022) MGFB runs the Flora-Bama Lounge, Package and Oyster Bar on the Florida-Alabama border. The Lounge has been in operation since 1964 and has gained regional fame by hosting many entertainment and athletic events.”

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What Is an EIN and Does Your Business Need One

Legal Zoom

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is relatively easy to obtain and a useful—sometimes mandatory—tool when starting a new business or considering a side business

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Del. Judge Lists Red Flags To Justify Funding Probe

IP Law 360

Delaware's chief judge has detailed the full story of why he's investigating whether patent monetization entity IP Edge is controlling seemingly unrelated litigation after the patent owners called on the Federal Circuit to intervene

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Supreme Court to Hear Jack Daniel’s Dog Toy Dogfight

The IP Law Blog

The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted Jack Daniel’s petition for review in its case against the makers of “Bad Spaniels,” a dog chew toy that mimics a bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey. The dog toy made by VIP Products LLC parodies Jack Daniel’s famous bottle, replacing “Old No.

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IP Forecast: Jury To Hear Apple-Ericsson Licensing Battle

IP Law 360

A federal jury in Marshall, Texas, next week will hear long-simmering arguments from Apple that Ericsson isn't licensing its assortment of cellular patents considered essential to 4G and 5G standards at fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory rates

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"TACO TUESDAY" Fails to Function as a Trademark for Beer, Says TTAB

The TTABlog

The Board upheld a refusal to register the proposed mark TACO TUESDAY for beer, finding that the term fails to function as a source indicator under Sections 1, 2 and 45 of the Trademark Act. Applicant Monday Night Ventures unsuccessfully argued that the refusal was "illogical and incongruous" because TACO TUESDAY "is not informational at all as it relates to the goods in the application" and the use of the term by restaurants in connection with the sale of tacos on Tuesday is irrelevant.

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painful vaccination is injury for NY GBL purposes

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DeCostanzo v. GlaxoSmithKline PLC, 2022 WL 17338047, No. 21-CV-4869 (GRB)(AYS) (E.D.N.Y.

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November 2022 Roundup of Copyright News

Copyright Alliance

Artificial Intelligence (AI) issues heated up quickly in November, with a major visual arts community and an AI developer making changes to their policies on AI use of copyrighted works […]. The post November 2022 Roundup of Copyright News appeared first on Copyright Alliance. Policy

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Procurement in Africa: Exercising a muscle for challenging times

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Amid rising costs and increasing demand for raw materials, African companies may need to pull every available lever to maximize procurement efficiency. Insights on Operations Africa Operations

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Seventh Circuit Deals (Final) Blow to Suspect Right of Publicity Privacy Class Actions Rising in the Courts

JD Supra Law

Key Points - Over the last several years, the class action bar has targeted companies in a wave of putative class actions under state “right of publicity” statutes.

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Medical Leave and Accommodation for Mental Illness and Addictions

Nelligan Law

Reading Time: 2 minutes. Increasing numbers of employees are struggling with mental illness and addictions in today’s workplaces.

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Worth a thousand words

Likelihood of Confusion

How much use is fair use — i.e., permissible use — when it comes to graphics and photographs you “find” on the Internet? Not too much. As I said a. The post Worth a thousand words appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. Blogging Copyright Fair Use

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Limited Stipulation Results In Fintiv Denial

JD Supra Law

Patent Owner, IP Bridge, filed a patent infringement suit against Petitioner, Ericsson, for infringement of seven of its patents directed at radio communication between a base station and a mobile station and related apparatuses and methods.

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In-house sound alarm over European patent quality

Managing IP

Members of the Industry Patent Quality Charter say their concerns have fallen on deaf ears at the EPO. Default Analysis Europe IP Strategy Patents IP Offices

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Recent Developments and Challenges in Protecting Intellectual Property Created With Artificial Intelligence

JD Supra Law

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) to create works of art and inventions raises interesting legal challenges to the protection of intellectual property (IP). The plain language of the Copyright Act and Patent Act present obstacles to inventors and artists who may use or be AI systems.

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Starz general counsel: “It’s been a super exciting time”

Managing IP

Audrey Lee, general counsel at Starz Entertainment, tells Managing IP about her company’s Ninth Circuit copyright victory and what keeps her up at night. Default Interviews United States Copyright Patents IP Strategy

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Idea Prioritization: Using Metrics to Determine What Comes Next

IP.com

The post Idea Prioritization: Using Metrics to Determine What Comes Next appeared first on IP.com - IP Innovation and Analytics. Ideation, Evaluation, & Collaboration

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SECONDS & LEFTOVERS AFTER THANKSGIVING: Cleaning Up & Emptying Out The IP Fridge

JD Supra Law

The American holiday of Thanksgiving is tradition-laden and is celebrated as much for the leftovers after that November Thursday as it is for the turkey on that day, at least according to the US Department of Agriculture.

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How to transform your shipping company

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

After a few boom years, the global shipping industry faces a potential downcycle—but increased digitization can help companies prepare for volatility. Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure

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