Fri.Nov 18, 2022

“Anna’s Archive” Opens the Door to Z-Library and Other Pirate Libraries


When the file-sharing revolution hit the mainstream well over a decade ago, many site operators and users positioned ‘sharing’ as an ideology. This altruistic belief has started to fade in recent years.

The Golden Ratio of Trademark Protection

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video The Golden Ratio of Trademark Protection. We love sunflowers at Erik M Pelton & Associates as a symbol of growth and renewal, and tie that into trademark and brand protection.


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YouTubers Must Pay $3.5m Damages For Uploading 10-Minute Movie Edits


Setting aside two hours to watch a movie can be a luxury these days, especially when the busiest among us claim they can guzzle 200 TikTok videos in much less than that. So-called ‘Fast Movie’ channels appear to offer some middle ground.

Patent Filings Roundup: IP Edge Hearings in Delaware Launch Fireworks; Qualcomm Claims Confirmed Unpatentable in AAPA Decision on Remand

IP Watchdog

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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.

Supreme Court Grants Amgen’s Petition for Certiorari to Reconsider Enablement of Genus Claims

JD Supra Law

Last week, the Supreme Court granted Amgen’s petition for certiorari to reconsider the enablement requirement for genus claims. The Supreme Court will review whether the Federal Circuit panel in Amgen v.

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Decisions to be Made regarding the EU Unitary Patent and Potentially Opting out of the Unified Patent Court

JD Supra Law

The Administrative Council of the new European Unified Patent Court stated that the target date for the EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court to come into effect will be on April 1, 2023.

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Author Talks: How to eradicate roadblocks to equity

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

A workplace free of racism and sexism can start with a better understanding of the historical relationship between Black and White women, says Dr. Tina Opie. McKinsey on Books Women & Leadership Diversity


What the King of NIL Can Teach Us

JD Supra Law

Since the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) suspended its Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rules in June 2021, college athletes across the country have had the opportunity to profit by striking NIL deals to endorse everything from car dealerships to cereal.

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Making crops more resilient to drought risk

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Up to 14 percent of rain-fed cropland has suffered from moderate to extreme levels of drought in 2022. Here’s what organizations can do to build resilience. Agriculture Insights Agriculture


Federal Circuit Affirms ITC Ruling Finding Patents Not Essential to LTE Standard

JD Supra Law

In INVT SPE LLC v. ITC, the Federal Circuit affirmed an International Trade Commission (ITC) decision that held INVT’s patent claims were not essential to the LTE cellular communications standard.

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Unlocking the potential of chief diversity officers

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Demand has boomed for heads of diversity in the United States—but so has turnover. Here’s how companies can reshape a role vital to navigating today’s turbulent social and economic climate. Insights on People and Organizational Performance Professional Services Diversity Talent Leadership


Today, online: Innovator Diversity Pilots Conference - Santa Clara Law


Organized by Colleen Chien and Margo Bagley. Sign up to watch here. link]. conferences

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The digital revolution is brewing in the industrials sector

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

In the coming years, winning companies will prioritize digital to build business resilience through customer-centric innovation, talent acquisition and retention, and operational excellence. Advanced Electronics Insights Manufacturing Industrial high tech Digital

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 18: Canada’s Supreme Court Affirms ‘Springboard’ Profits Award for Dow, VLSI Wins Another Massive Verdict Against Intel, and Ninth Circuit Says Director Service Applies to Court Proceedings

IP Watchdog

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Ninth Circuit rules that service on the USPTO Director under Section 1051(e) for reaching foreign-domiciled defendants applies in U.S.

(Extremely) out of office: Let nature boost your team’s creativity and performance

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Studies show that time spent in nature has a positive effect on attention span and well-being. Companies that harness its power can create a resilient and productive workforce for the long term. Insights on People and Organizational Performance Organization


After Supreme Court Remand, Copyright Infringement Claims Upheld in View of Registrant’s Unknown Inaccuracies

JD Supra Law

In February 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States held in Unicolors, Inc. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, L.P.,

IP in Colombia’s national development plan

Olartemoure Blog

The new Colombian government published the basis of the National Development Plan (PND), which defines the essential elements of the government’s plan for the years 2022 to 2026, to be submitted to Congress on February 7.

[Audio] Podcast: The Briefing by the IP Law Blog - Cardi B Makes Money Moves with the Jury and Prevails in IP Trial

JD Supra Law

Cardi B was cleared of liability in an action alleging that she misappropriated a man’s likeness by using his unique back tattoo on the cover of her 2016 mixtape. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss this in this installment of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog. By: Weintraub Tobin

Colombia’s doctrines on tax, customs, and exchange of crypto assets

Olartemoure Blog

Colombia’s tax authority (DIAN) recently compiled in a single document all of the current country’s doctrines on tax, customs, and exchange of crypto assets.

Not So Clean: Federal Circuit Upholds Trade Dress Preliminary Injunction, Finds Defenses Improperly Plead

JD Supra Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a “narrow” preliminary injunction in a trade dress case, finding that the opponent of a registered configuration mark failed to prove its lack of secondary meaning and functionality defenses. SoClean, Inc. Sunset Healthcare Solutions, Inc.,

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Sandbox challenge 2022

Olartemoure Blog

The Financial Superintendence of Colombia (SFC in spanish), along with the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) and the iNNpulsa agency, launched the 2022 edition of the Sandbox Challenge.

The USPTO Wants More Attorneys Practicing Before the PTAB

JD Supra Law

On October 18, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) posted two notices on seeking public input on the requirements to practice before the USPTO and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

An Analysis On Evergreening Of Patents


Introduction. Patents are rights that can be enforced by the law and grant the owner the absolute right to use their innovations for commercial purposes for the duration of the patent. They must be novel, beneficial, original, and innovative in order to receive them.

U.S. Supreme Court to Consider “Full Scope” Enablement of Claims

JD Supra Law

On November 4, the United States Supreme Court granted a petition for writ of certiorari to review the Federal Circuit’s decision in Amgen Inc., Sanofi. Certiorari was limited to the question of whether the enablement requirement of 35 U.S.C. §

Another Roundup of Completed Cases

BYU Copyright Blog

Over the last few years, we have posted about a number of cases that have reached quiet settlements or otherwise come to an end without us acknowledging them here. Here, we round up final updates on a few more of these cases:Yesh Music, LLC v.

SCOTUS to Consider Extent of the Lanham Act's Extraterritorial Reach

JD Supra Law

On November 4, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) granted certiorari in Hetronic Int’l, Inc. Hetronic Germany GmbH, 10 F.4th 1016 (10th Cir. 2021), cert. granted sub nom. Abitron Austria GmbH v. Hetronic Int’l, Inc., 21-1043, 2022 WL 16703748 (U.S. 4, 2022).

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Principal Michael Shepherd Authors Law360 Expert Analysis, “Why PTAB ‘Step 2B’ Reversal Rates Are Falling”

Fish & Richardson Trademark & Copyright Thoughts

Principal Michael Shepherd authored Expert Analysis for Law360 examining the declining reversal rate on Step 2B of subject matter eligibility rejections at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, hypothesizing how a shift in standards caused this occurrence and offering solutions to address the problem.

I’m a freelance creative. Here’s how I sketch out my time management matrix.

Art Law Journal

Discover how to create a time management matrix for prioritizing gigs, balancing work and rest, and other obligations. Operations Freelance Promotion Psychology

New IT rules could push Indian platforms to boost IP checks

Managing IP

Sources say the changes should drive marketplaces to strengthen anti-counterfeiting measures, but that much will depend on their willingness to do the right thing. Default Analysis India Asia Pacific IP Strategy Trademarks Counterfeiting and e-commerce

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In Arkansas and Michigan, Voters “Defund” Public Libraries

Velocity of Content

Following Election Day 2022 earlier this month, the balance of power in Washington, DC, has moved toward divided government. Democrats remain the majority in the Senate, while Republicans will take control of the House of Representatives in January.

In-house eye domain names to prevent job seeker scams

Managing IP

Counsel rely on collaborations, vendors and demand letters to push back against domain name scammers. Default Analysis United States Trademarks IP Strategy

Practice what you preach, especially if you’re an IP Lawyer

Selvam & Selvam Blog

In an interesting turn of events, the Delhi High Court in Sujatha Chaudhri Vs Swarupa Ghosh ruled in favour of Sujata Chaudhri of Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys in a trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and passing off suit restricting another intellectual property lawyer Swarupa Ghosh from using a deceptively similar logo.

Four factors challenging patent pool parties

Managing IP

Counsel at HPE, the Lear Corporation, two patent pools and one other firm reveal how compensation, competition and lack of transparency can test parties. Default Analysis United States Patents IP Strategy FRAND and SEPs