Tue.Jan 25, 2022

The Importance of Germany’s Ad Blocking Ruling

Plagiarism Today

Last week, the Hamburg District Court issued a ruling in favor of Eyeo, the company behind prominent ad blocker Adblock Plus, in their long-running battle against German publisher Axel Springer.

Google Drive Flags Text Files With “1” or “0” As Copyright Infringements


The entire digital world is made up of binary code, often 1’s and 0’s. When you piece enough of them together, beautiful things can be created. By themselves, these two numbers are not that impressive. However, Google Drive appears to see them as a threat of sorts.


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3 Count: Freeing the Flag

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Movie Companies Use DMCA ‘Shortcut’ To Expose Alleged CenturyLink Pirates.

States Should Follow New York’s Rejection of Mandatory eBook Licensing

Copyright Alliance

Around the end of December 2021, rightsholders were collectively holding their breaths over several bills which proposed to force publishers into a compulsory regime for the licensing of electronic formats […].

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.

‘People Shouldn’t Expect Intellectual Property to be Free — Without it America Would be Nothing’

IP Close Up

In the latest episode of ‘Understanding IP Maters,’ the podcast that looks at the IP stories of creators who became successful entrepreneurs, movie producer and Continue reading.

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Tor Project Mounts Legal Challenge to Oppose Russian Blocking


In an effort to control what its citizens can access on the internet, over the past several years Russian authorities have stepped up their blocking and censorship efforts.

On Day Two of PTAB Masters™ 2022, Panelists Dig into Data Showing Fintiv Denials May Be Dead for Texas Cases

IP Watchdog

The first panel of Tuesday’s PTAB Masters™ 2022, titled "Discretionary Denials: Has the WDTX Been Neutered?", presented data that reveals the U.S.

Workflow of the Future: The Role of Standards

Velocity of Content

The pandemic has permanently altered how we work and collaborate, reinforcing the need for easy, online access to standards content directly in the user workflow.

[Complimentary Conference] Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation - February 23rd - 24th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CET

JD Supra Law

15 Years of Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation in Europe - C5’s Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation in Europe will take place 23–24 February, 2022 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Participation vacancy

Likelihood of Confusion

Probably isn’t good enough pic.twitter.com/9rQwe0JVMm — Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) May 17, 2017 Originally posted 2017-05-18 06:36:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter. The post Participation vacancy appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

NFTs Give Rise to Innovative New Business Models and Revenue Opportunities

JD Supra Law

Takeaways - Most existing agreements covering the exploitation of intellectual property rights did not contemplate how NFTs should be treated.

Results from Semiconductor Supply Chain Request for Information

U.S. Department of Commerce

Results from Semiconductor Supply Chain Request for Information. January 25, 2022. ASowah@doc.gov. Tue, 01/25/2022 - 11:00. ICT Supply Chain. Manufacturing. OVERVIEW.

USPTO’s Pilot Program for Deferring Subject Matter Eligibility Response

JD Supra Law

On January 6, 2022, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced a Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response Pilot Program (the “DSMER Program”). We provide a brief overview of this program. By: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Using that classic piece of art on a book cover: Grr…

The IPKat

Works of art, in the form of the reproduction of a painting, frequently adorns the cover of a reissued edition of a renowned novel.

Does Prior Publication Extinguish a Trade Secret?


by Dennis Crouch. Masimo Corp. True Wearables, Inc. ( 2022 ) (nonprecedential).

Volkswagen is a happy camper as BoA upholds its EU trade mark opposition

The IPKat

3D trade marks are always a topic of interest, with some proprietors despairing as to whether trade mark law will provide them with any practical protection. The recent decision of the EUIPO’s Board of Appeal may provide some comfort.

New beginnings for a mother and son

Nelligan Law

Reading Time: < 1 minute One of Erin Lepine’s most memorable client cases involved a long-running separation. Her client was escaping an abusive relationship, and the opposing party had been convicted of criminal harassment post-separation, making her feel very unsafe.

Federal Circuit Finds ‘Lifter Member’ Invokes Means-Plus-Function

IP Watchdog

On January 21, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that the term “lifter member” invokes means plus function (MPF) claiming. The case is Kyocera Senco Indus. Tools Inc. ITC, Appeal Nos. 2020-1046 and 2020-2050 (Fed. 2022).

Marcel Duchamp archives now online, free of charge


The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Centre Pompidou, and the Association Marcel Duchamp have digitized their vast archives of material on the Dadaist and placed it online, where it is free to all. Enjoy! Education Feature archives dada legacy marcel duchamp museums

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Edell, Shapiro and Finnan is Seeking a Patent Attorney or Agent

IP Watchdog

Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC (“ESF”), an Intellectual Property Boutique, is seeking a Patent Attorney or Agent specialing in ME/EE or Life Sciences to join the patent prosecution team. This is a full-time, permanent, immediate position located in Gaithersburg, MD.

Beyond Big: Smaller, Hyperfocused Firms Still Stand Out

IP Law 360

Many of the biggest, most profitable law firms are continuing to get bigger. But that doesn't mean there's less room for smaller firms to occupy a leadership position in a set of practices or with a standout culture

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What are the Codes in Form W2 Box 12?

Legal Zoom

Form W-2 can appear overwhelming-particularly Box 12 with its long list of technical codes. As an employer, it is up to you to furnish accurate information with the correct presentation. Start with an understanding of what the codes represent


does disparaging a company cast its principal in a false light?


Chaverri v. Platinum LED Lights LLC, 2022 WL 204414, No. CV-21-01700-PHX-SPL (D. 24, 2022) Plaintiffs (Mito Red) sell red-light therapy products online, in competition with Platinum (which uses the Volkin defendants’ marketing services).

Secretary Raimondo Announces Results of Request for Information on Semiconductor Supply Chain

U.S. Department of Commerce

Secretary Raimondo Announces Results of Request for Information on Semiconductor Supply Chain. January 25, 2022. KCPullen@doc.gov. Tue, 01/25/2022 - 11:05. ICT Supply Chain. Manufacturing. Post by. Gina M. Raimondo.

[Audio] Willful Patent Infringement: Understanding and Preparing for Claims

JD Supra Law

What standard do U.S. courts apply in deciding claims for willful patent infringement and enhanced damages? Learn tips on how to avoid such damages, as well as a summary of the critical SRI International v.

An Immersive Experience in the Quantum Computing World: My Placement with Xanadu


Shuang Ren is an IP Intensive student and a 3L JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. As part of the course requirements, students were asked to write a reflective blog on their internship experience. This fall semester, I had a ten-week internship at Xanadu Quantum Computing Inc.

[Video] What's New on China's Punitive Damages in IP Litigation?

JD Supra Law

Punitive damages system has been established for intellectual property infringement cases from the basic law to the special law in China.

CAFC Denies Rehearing, Slightly Modifies Brooklyn Brewery Opinion; Professor McCarthy Not Impressed

The TTABlog

On January 18, 2022, the CAFC denied Appellant Brooklyn Brewery's petition for panel rehearing and rehearing en banc in the recent Brooklyn Brewery case.

Alabama Appears Poised to Repeal NIL Law

JD Supra Law

In an ironic twist, college football recruiting was the impetus for Alabama passing a 2021 law that legalized collegiate student-athletes receiving compensation for their names, images, and likenesses (“NIL Act”), and college football recruiting appears poised to be the impetus for Alabama repealing its NIL Act. By: Burr & Forman

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Ex-PTAB Chief Judge, Attys Dissect Rise Of Ex Parte Reexams

IP Law 360

A former chief judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board said Tuesday there's been a noticeable increase in requests for ex parte reexaminations, which jumped more than 60% in fiscal year 2021 over the prior year

The Life Sciences Report – January 2022

JD Supra Law

Wilson Sonsini is pleased to present the latest edition of The Life Sciences Report.

'Key & Peele' Streaming Royalties Suit Dropped Against WGA

IP Law 360

A former "Key and Peele" showrunner withdrew his proposed class action Tuesday alleging the Writers Guild of America West and Viacom subsidiaries did not pay writers royalties for shows on streaming platforms, following a California federal judge's order denying him class certification in December

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Digital Constitutionalism and Copyright Reform: Securing Access to through Fundamental Rights in the Online World

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Image by Joshua Woroniecki via Pixabay. Fundamental Rights are the constants in many constitutional orders. They provide stability, continuity in values and encapsulate the normative skeleton of a society.