Tue.Jun 21, 2022

The John Hughes Plagiarism Scandal

Plagiarism Today

On June 9th, Anna Katharine Verney at the Guardian Australia published a lengthy analysis of the John Hughes book The Dogs. The book was on the longlist for the Miles Franklin prize, widely considered to be the highest literary prize in Australia.

Paris Hilton is One of the First Defendants at the ‘Small’ Copyright Claims Board


Last Thursday, the US Copyright Claims Board went live. Through this venue, hosted at the Copyright Office, copyright holders can try to recoup alleged damages outside the federal court system. The board aims to make it cheaper for creators to resolve disputes.


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3 Count: Small Claims, Open Doors

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Judge in Maryland Strikes Down Library e-Book Law.

MANGA Plus Invites Users to Confess Piracy & Name Most-Used Pirate Sites


For many years Japanese manga companies had a tendency to ignore the majority of overseas markets, despite the potential for lucrative trade.

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.

Patent Poetry: An NFT Showing a Physical Product May Be “Artistic”

JD Supra Law

A New York federal court has ruled that a non-fungible token (“NFT”) for a digital image similar to a Birkin handbag may be an “artistic” work for purposes of determining whether the NFT infringes the Birkin trademark and other IP rights.

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Spoonful of Commercial Success Overcomes Obviousness Rejection

JD Supra Law

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) recently reversed obviousness rejections based on an Applicant demonstrating commercial success of an infant spoon, in Ex Parte Doug Gonterman and Jessica Lineberry.

Behind the Scenes: Building CCC Expert View

Velocity of Content

Since May of 2020, we have seen over 2000 articles per week published on COVID-19. That’s a lot of new information to absorb and digest.

Last Week In The Federal Circuit (June 13-17): A Concentration Claim Construction

JD Supra Law

It’s officially the start of summer, but the Federal Circuit is still hard at work: last week the Court issued a few precedential opinions, several non-precedential decisions, and a handful of affirmances without opinion from the Court’s June argument sitting.

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Fish Ranked Highly in Chambers Associate 2022 Satisfaction Survey

Fish & Richardson Trademark & Copyright Thoughts

Fish & Richardson is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked by Chambers Associate in the organization’s 2022 Associate Satisfaction Surveys.

How to Look Good at the Cost of Your Successor (Please Don’t!)–Part 2

Christopher Roser

This is the second post in this short three-post series on how to look good while driving the plant into the ground. Again, the following is intended more of a warning on how NOT to do it, even though I fear some may use it as a checklist. My hope is that even more see. Read more.


CX without design only gets you halfway


When mapping out the customer journey, combining traditional CX practices with user-centered design processes has proven to bring the greatest value. Growth, Marketing & Sales Insights Customer experience & loyalty Consumer insights Customer lifecycle management & CRM

Recent Study Shows How Companies That File Trademarks are More Profitable

Erik K Pelton

Trademark filings at the USPTO generally track the economy and act as a predictor of the economy. In this episode Erik shares details of a recent study showing how companies that invest in trademark protection are more likely to show better returns. The post Recent Study Shows How Companies That File Trademarks are More Profitable appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. Trademark filings at the USPTO generally track the economy and act as a predictor of the economy.

Ivan’s IP

Likelihood of Confusion

Boing Boing reports on a chilling development: The Kremlin is using Russia’s new anti-software-piracy laws to target dissident media outlets and shut them down. This is an eerie echo of. The post Ivan’s IP appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. IP Institutions Russia

Will California Clone-and-Revise Some Terrible Ideas from Florida/Texas’ Social Media Censorship Laws? (Analysis of CA AB587)

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

[Note: this is the first of what may become a 3 or 4 part series about anti-Internet bills moving through the California legislature.]. This post analyzes California AB 587, self-described as “Content Moderation Requirements for Internet Terms of Service.”

‘A Victory for Beijing,’ Says the WSJ About Last Week’s Short-Sighted WTO Agreement on Invention Rights

IP Close Up

The 164-member World Trade Organization has turned on the U.S. by confirming a new patent waiver process that goes beyond previous agreements and requires American Continue reading.

New operations management systems for a digital world


Now is the time to redefine management disciplines with a modern tool kit powered by technology. The organizations that embark on this journey sooner will achieve the benefits from a culture of innovation. Insights on Operations Service operations Process automation

Getting paid to play? Copyright, contract, and the rewards for UGC

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Image by Egnez via Pixabay. Users are increasingly prolonging the lifespan and value of a video game past its initial release date through user-generated content (UGC). The little-understood phenomenon of ‘watching other people play games’ is now a commonplace fact of life online.

Breaking: Global COVID-19 IPR waiver approved

JD Supra Law

Last Friday 17 June 2022, the WTO member states came to an agreement on the long negotiated TRIPS Waiver.

Book Review: Intellectual Property as a Complex Adaptive System

The IPKat

This Kat is delighted to review “ Intellectual Property as a Complex Adaptive System ” (eds. Anselm Kamperman Sanders and Anke Moerland, 2021), the latest publication within EIPIN series of Edward Elgar.

Safeguarding green steel in Europe: Facing the natural-gas challenge


European steelmakers need to reconsider their decarbonization strategies because of rising natural-gas and electricity prices, as well as potential limitations on the natural-gas supply. Metals & Mining Insights Steel Metals Oil & Natural Gas Electric Power Europe


Juno Petition Asks SCOTUS to Clarify Written Description Standard

IP Watchdog

Juno Therapeutics last week petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to review an August 2021 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) that reversed a jury verdict for Juno and Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, wiping out a $1.2

Building Black-owned brands to accelerate prosperity


Black-owned businesses are crucial to America’s long-term prosperity, but they face long-time challenges. How can McKinsey’s Next 1B accelerator help create a more inclusive environment for Black entrepreneurs? Future of America Venture capital Retail & Consumer Goods Leadership

What legal lines can’t NFTs cross? The Nike v StockX lawsuit may provide answers


Anita Gogia is an IPilogue Writer and an incoming 2L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. On February 3 rd 2022 Nike Inc. sued StockX LLC for trademark infringement, false designation of origin, trademark dilution, and related causes.

The cloud as a strategic ecosystem for innovation and growth


In this interview, Deutsche Börse’s chief information officer and chief operating officer explains how the company’s ongoing cloud journey is defining its digital transformation. Digital Insights Cloud computing Digital strategy and organization Growth Innovation


Sheeran To Get £1M Costs In 'Shape Of You' Copyright Suit

IP Law 360

Ed Sheeran won £916,000 ($1.2 million) to cover costs after he prevailed in a lawsuit that alleged he had copied another band with his hit "Shape of You," despite claims he withheld evidence, a London court ruled Tuesday

Evolving ecosystems: Advanced analytics in shrimp aquaculture


The latest innovations in digital ecosystems can help standardize, automate, and optimize farming practices. Agriculture Insights Food and Agriculture


CAFC Reverses January Decision Affirming Sufficient Written Description for Negative Claim Limitation Over Judge Linn’s Dissent

IP Watchdog

Earlier today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential decision in Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. Accord Healthcare, Inc. granting a petition for rehearing from appellant HEC Pharm Co.,

The McKinsey Crossword: Solstice | No. 81


Sharpen your problem-solving skills the McKinsey way, with our weekly crossword. Each puzzle is created with the McKinsey audience in mind, and includes a subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) business theme for you to find.

Noteworthy points in trademark application for cosmetics in China

JD Supra Law

Only the trademark that complies with the Trademark Law can be registered. However the trademark must be used on specific goods or services.

Redefining the modern CEO


COVID-19 and other recent global crises have necessitated a redefinition of the role of 21st century leaders. In this McKinsey Future of Asia Podcast episode, we explore what it takes to be an excellent CEO in today’s ever-changing and challenging global environment.


SEC disclosures comment: fixed link


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PTAB Pro Bono Program Launches

Fish & Richardson Trademark & Copyright Thoughts

On March 24, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Pro Bono Program had officially launched.

Reiterating Focus on Dark Patterns: The FTC’s.com Disclosures Guidance is Getting a Refresh

JD Supra Law

First released in 2000 and updated in 2013, the FTC’s.com Disclosures guidance has been relied on by advertisers hoping to “make effective disclosures in digital advertising” for the last two decades.