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Public Lending Right (PLR) Registration in Canada is Still Open: Enrol if you are Eligible

Hugh Stephens Blog

Photo: Author If you know all about the Public Lending Right (PLR) program in Canada, you probably don’t need this reminder.

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Book Review: The Elgar Companion to Intellectual Property and the Sustainable Development Goals

The IPKat

This is a review of the book , The Elgar Companion to Intellectual Property and the Sustainable Development Goals , edited by Bita Amani , Caroline B. Ncube and Matthew Rimmer. Nearly a decade after the establishment of the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs ) in Agenda 2030, this volume brings together 25 excellent contributions to reflect on the role of intellectual property in the progress of the SDGs.


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Federal Circuit Says District Court Erred in Assessing Inequitable Conduct in Toddler Dining Mat Patent Case

IP Watchdog

In a precedential decision issued Friday by Judge Leonard Stark, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a district court’s judgment that Luv n’ care, Ltd. and Nouri E. Hakim (LNC) succeeded in proving Lindsey Laurain and Eazy-PZ, LLC (EZPZ) were barred from relief due to unclean hands but vacated the court’s judgment for EZPZ of no inequitable conduct.

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Sunday Surprises

The IPKat

Check out the latest IP events, news, and opportunities! The IPKat in the News The IPKat gets hyperlinked on the NYT! The New York Times covered the dispute involving a German puzzle maker, a 1000-piece puzzle bearing Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ and the Italian Cultural Heritage Code. PermaKat Eleonora Rosati has been quoted, and the IPKat has also been hyperlinked.

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Software Composition Analysis: The New Armor for Your Cybersecurity

Speaker: Blackberry, OSS Consultants, & Revenera

Software is complex, which makes threats to the software supply chain more real every day. 64% of organizations have been impacted by a software supply chain attack and 60% of data breaches are due to unpatched software vulnerabilities. In the U.S. alone, cyber losses totaled $10.3 billion in 2022. All of these stats beg the question, “Do you know what’s in your software?

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What I’m doing with LLM-Based GenAI Tools


by Dennis Crouch As many of you know, I have done machine learning work for many years — starting in the 1990s while in college. However, like most of the world, I have been surprised and amazed by the power of LLM-based GenAI technology and have been trying to figure out ways to use it both for patent practice and in my job as a law professor.

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According to Copilot AI, Google’s Eric Schmidt is not just a Good Samaritan, he’s the GOOG Samaritan

The Trichordist

Copilot compares Eric Schmidt to the Good Samaritan.

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DMCA Notice Targeting ‘Bypass Paywalls Clean’ Isn’t The Thing to Get Angry About


If the vision for the creation of the web included a day one feature that could restrict access to content, people working on their own specialist topics, catering to their own niche audiences, would’ve happily pressed the button. A hundred or a thousand thriving communities, small utopias in their own right, with no connection to each other, would’ve been seen as a feature, not the failure of the internet we otherwise see today.