Tue.Jan 11, 2022

The Canon Printer DRM Jam

Plagiarism Today

Recently, printer manufacturer Canon posted an article on their German tech support site that caught the eye of many in the tech industry. In it, they explain to users how to bypass their protection schemes and continue to print even if the cartridge placed in the printer isn’t an official one.

Twitch Streamers Deliberately Get Themselves Banned For Copyright Infringement


Twitch is best known for its video game live streaming but over time user behavior has taken the platform in new directions. Of course, variety is great for the community, especially when fresh ideas inspire creativity and push the boundaries to enable progress.


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3 Count: Less Invincible

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: ‘Invincible’ Animated Series Sparks Profits Suit Against Robert Kirkman.

Federal Circuit Review December 2021

JD Supra Law

Ranges for Interdependent and Interactive Components Can Be Tricky to Derive - In Modernatx, Inc. Arbutus Biopharma Corporation, Appeal No.

Art 101

Top 10 Patent Cases: 1891 to 1951


by Dennis Crouch. Prior to 1891, appeals in patent cases went directly to the Supreme Court, and the Court decided lots of patent cases.

What exactly do you get when you buy an NFT? The Case of the Apes.

JD Supra Law

2021 saw a surge in NFT trades, with sales volume reportedly reaching a whopping $23 billion. Many have jumped on the bandwagon to collect NFTs often at unthinkable prices, but what exactly do you get for what you pay? By: Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP

AimJunkies Returns Fire in Destiny 2 Copyright Lawsuit: ‘Cheating Isn’t Against the Law’


Over the past several years a wave of copyright infringement lawsuits have been filed against alleged cheaters or cheat makers. Several game companies including Take-Two Interactive and Epic Games , have taken cheaters to court.

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Section 3(b) Rejections: Patent Office Rejects Claims for Nicotine Delivery Devices


Green-coloured signboard with text “rejection just ahead” Image from here.

CVC Substantive Preliminary Motion No. 1 for Priority Benefit

JD Supra Law

On November 19th, Junior Party the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Vienna; and Emmanuelle Charpentier (collectively, "CVC") filed its Substantive Preliminary Motion No. 1 in Interference No.

IP Look-Ahead for 2022: Fewer Big Patent Wins, More Efficient Monetization

IP Close Up

In the decade since the adoption of the America Invents Act (AIA) patent licensing has become more arduous for many technology companies and independent inventors. Continue reading.

Latest Federal Court Cases - January 2022 #2

JD Supra Law

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation v. Accord Healthcare, Inc., Appeal No. 2021-1070 (Fed.

Becoming an Info Intrapreneur

Velocity of Content

Some of the most significant impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the information profession have been the consequences of remote working and limited access to physical collections.

PTAB Institutes Two IPRs on Tocilizumab Patents

JD Supra Law

Last week, the PTAB instituted inter partes review of two Chugai patents directed to methods of treating rheumatoid arthritis with a combination of tocilizumab and methotrexate. Fresenius filed petitions for inter partes review on U.S. Patent Nos.

[Sponsored] LexisNexis Introduces New Legal Issue Analysis for PTAB Ex Parte Decisions in LexisNexis PatentAdvisor


We’re pleased to inform you that Lexis Nexis has introduced new legal issue analysis for PTAB ex parte decisions in LexisNexis PatentAdvisor.

Top Trademark Trends of 2021 and 2022 Preview

Erik K Pelton

In this annual review of the year in trademarks, Erik discusses key trademark developments from 2021 – including the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA), USPTO backlogs, and NFTs – as well as some things to look for in 2022. The post Top Trademark Trends of 2021 and 2022 Preview appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC.

Patent and Trade Secret: Never Ending Conundrum

IP and Legal Filings

Patents and trade secrets go hand in hand where protection from both has its features with its pros and cons. The same needs to be dealt with in a way in which they are best suited. Patents are there for 20 years where after the expiry they end up being in the public domain.

Copyright Office Activities in 2021: A Year In Review

Copyright Alliance

Last year was one the busiest years in recent history for the U.S. Copyright Office. In addition to numerous personnel changes—including a new Register of Copyrights in late 2020 and […]. The post Copyright Office Activities in 2021: A Year In Review appeared first on Copyright Alliance.

Patent Licensing is a Risky Business: Let the Market Strike the Balance

IP Watchdog

Patent licensing and technology transfer is a cornerstone of modern economies, where the efficiencies of collaboration and division of labor do not require firms to be vertically integrated.

Canadian Trademarks

JD Supra Law

Good News! In 2021, applications filed in Canada went up 13.7%, partly due to Canada’s accession to the Madrid Protocol.

IFI CLAIMS Rankings Show Increasing Role of Chinese Entities in U.S., Global Patent Ownership

IP Watchdog

Today, patent data analytics firm IFI CLAIMS released its annual report of the top U.S. patent recipients and active patent family owners, providing the IP world with a look at the patent ownership landscape that developed throughout the course of 2021.

USPTO Announces Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response Pilot Program

JD Supra Law

In a Federal Register Notice published January 6, 2022, the USPTO announced a new pilot program that will permit certain applicants to temporarily defer responding to subject matter eligibility (“SME”) rejections.

Rise of AI continues to re-write life sciences IP strategies in 2022

IAM Magazine

A spate of pharma-high tech innovation partnerships have dominated opening days of the year. Analysis Analysis: Deal Analysis: Strategy Copyright Market Developments Patents Strategy Technology Licensing Trade Secrets Transactions Valuation

IP 82

Important Trademark Development from China for 2022: What US Brand Owners Need to Know

JD Supra Law

China has been speeding up its legislative efforts in protecting trademark rights and improving its trademark administration. In 2021, China issued a number of new rules and regulations on trademark practice. By: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

International Association of Privacy Professionals: Michael Geist Calls for More Robust Privacy Law at the IAPP Canadian Privacy Symposium, 2018

Michael Geist

I spoke at the 2018 Privacy Symposium hosted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. There, I discussed online privacy rights issues which changed with the emergence of different social media platforms and how it should be addressed. .

Washington Football Team Will Announce New Name – Tips to Rebrand

JD Supra Law

The Washington Football Team announced last week that it would unveil its new team name on February 2, 2022. The team buckled under pressure from its corporate sponsors in the summer of 2020 and announced on July 13, 2020, that it would rebrand, effectively dropping the controversial Redskins name.


Year in Review: Commerce's Top 21 Stories of 2021

U.S. Department of Commerce

Year in Review: Commerce's Top 21 Stories of 2021. January 11, 2022. KCPullen@doc.gov. Tue, 01/11/2022 - 11:32. Export and investment promotion. Infrastructure. Investing in communities and workers. Manufacturing. Minority business growth.

Statement of Invention or “Hunting Expedition”?: Written Description for Claimed Ranges

JD Supra Law

“A written description. requires a statement of an invention, not an invitation to go on a hunting expedition to patch together after the fact a synthetic definition of an invention.”

In 2021, What Was The Rate of TTAB Affirmance of Section 2(d) Refusals to Register?

The TTABlog

Yours truly, the TTABlogger , has once again reviewed the TTAB's FOIA page (now called the "TTAB Reading Room") in order to estimate the percentage of Section 2(d) likelihood-of-confusion refusals that were affirmed by the Board in the past calendar year.

The Tantalizing Mysteries of Willfully Exaggerated Mechanic's Liens

GDB Firm Blog

The subject of willfully exaggerated mechanic's liens is a micro-specialty that seems to pack a disproportionate fascination for many in the construction industry.

Law 52

Mimeograph Me

Likelihood of Confusion

The online edition (free registration required) of the Times Herald-Record, “serving New York’s Hudson Valley and the Catskills,” reports about a blogger suit brought back from dead. This is the. The post Mimeograph Me appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

U.S. Patent Office Introduces Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response Pilot Program

JD Supra Law

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has introduced its Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response Pilot Program, which will evaluate the effects of permitting applicants to defer responding to subject matter eligibility rejections.

In Memory of Professor William Cornish (1937-2022)


Photo from University of Cambridge Website. Sir Robin Jacob is the Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law at University College London (UCL) and a former judge of the Court of Appeal for England and Wales.

'Destiny' Cheat Code Selling Co. Wants Out Of Bungie's IP Suit

IP Law 360

Bungie Inc., which makes the "Destiny" video game franchise, is misusing the legal system to go after cheaters, a cheat code selling website has told a Washington federal judge, but added that cheating in the game is "not, in and of itself, unlawful."

IP 63

High Court Asks U.S. Government for Input on Petition Accusing CAFC of Violating Seventh Amendment

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday asked the Solicitor General of the United States to weigh in on a petition for writ of certiorari that claims the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) is depriving litigants of their right to trial by jury under the Seventh Amendment.

Katy Perry Accuser Wants 'Dark Horse' IP Win To Ride Again

IP Law 360

A Christian rapper urged the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday to reinstate a jury's finding that Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" song was stolen from his earlier track, arguing the trial judge was wrong to toss the $2.8 million verdict even though the court possessed the power to do so

IP 63

Tencent, Vivo among biggest risers as Chinese patent grants continue to grow

IAM Magazine

The number of invention patents and utility models issued by the CNIPA both surged by more than 30% last year, while PCT filings levelled off. Analysis Law & Policy Market Developments Patents

US Patent Grants Dropped 7.5% Amid Pandemic In 2021

IP Law 360

The number of patents granted in the U.S. fell by 7.5% last year compared to 2020, and applications dropped 1%, although Chinese companies are securing more U.S. patents, according to a Tuesday report on patent trends during the coronavirus pandemic's second year