Fri.Jan 20, 2023

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Hollywood’s Relentless Pursuit of Piracy Giant Cuevana3 Has No Obvious Effect

TorrentFreak

Tomás Escobar is the CEO of Acámica, the Argentina-based tech education company he co-founded a decade ago. Escobar studied Computer Engineering at the National University of Córdoba and in 2014 appeared in MIT Technology Review’s ‘ Innovator Under 35 ‘ list.

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Other Barks & Bites for Friday, January 20: Getty Images Files Lawsuit Against AI Art Company; USPTO Extends Deadline for Strategic Plan Input; and the U.S. Solicitor General Files a Brief in Support of Jack Daniel’s in Trademark Dispute

IP Watchdog

This week in Other Barks & Bites: The U.S.

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Paris Litigation Gazette - Issue 1

JD Supra Law

Welcome to the first edition of the Litigation Gazette. Each quarter, BCLP's Paris team keep you informed of the main litigation news in competition law, commercial litigation, labor law, IP/IT/Data and compliance. In this edition, we cover. By: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

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Major Labels Obtain Stream-Ripping Site Blocking Order in India

TorrentFreak

In a September 2022 blog post, YouTube’s Global Head of Music revealed that in the 12 months between July 2021 and June 2022, YouTube paid over $6 billion to the music industry. Trade groups, including IFPI and the RIAA, believe the return should be even greater.

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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.

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Genentech and Tanvex Reach Settlement in Principle in Trastuzumab BPCIA Litigation

JD Supra Law

On January 6, 2023, Genentech and Tanvex reached a settlement in principle to resolve all claims with respect to Genentech’s BCPIA complaint.

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Workflow of the Future: Standards & Sustainability Part 1

Velocity of Content

In early December, CCC hosted “ Workflow of the Future: Standards & Sustainability ” a webcast where a panel of industry experts discussed sustainability challenges in trying to reduce our impact on the environment and in managing the effects of the changing environment itself.

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Battle of the (Meta) Birkin: Summary Judgment Showdown Shutdown – Hermès v. Rothschild Set for Trial

JD Supra Law

A dispute between luxury fashion brand Hermès and digital artist Mason Rothschild over Hermès’ alleged trademark rights relating to the Hermès’ Birkin handbag is making waves as a New York federal judge has denied Rothschild’s motion to dismiss and cross-motions for summary judgment.

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Apple Scores Win at CAFC in Split Ruling on Prosecution Laches

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) ruled today in a split precedential decision authored by Judge Reyna that a district court properly found Personalized Media Communications’ (PMC) patent unenforceable due to prosecution laches.

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What separates top product managers from the rest of the pack

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Software is an increasingly important driver for companies across industries. Capturing the full value of investing in it depends on strong product management capabilities. Our Insights Telecommunications High Tech & Internet Media & Entertainment

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Good News for Creators: Canada Extends Copyright Term

JD Supra Law

Just under the wire, before the end of 2022, Canada enacted a significant change to its copyright law. December 30 was fixed as the day on which section 281 of the Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1 came into force.

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Myth busters: Unexpected insights on contact centers

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

By using facts rather than outdated assumptions, companies can shape their customer service strategies to better answer consumer and employee needs. Insights on Operations Operations

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A landline war in ED Tex--AT&T loses bid to enjoin T-Mobile

43(B)log

AT&T Mobility LLC v. T-Mobile USA Inc., 4:22-cv-00760, 2023 WL 311287 (E.D. 18, 2023) T-Mobile’s “Banned Seniors” was a nationwide marketing and advertising campaign intended to attract customers over the age of fifty-five.

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Clearing data-quality roadblocks: Unlocking AI in manufacturing

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

An agile, data-centric approach can help clean and enrich data needed for machine learning. To move forward, manufacturers need to set up the right teams with the right tools. Digital Insights Manufacturing Artificial Intelligence Digital

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Lenovo infringed InterDigital 4G patent, Court of Appeal rules

Managing IP

The Court of Appeal backed a High Court ruling which found that InterDigital’s 4G SEP was valid and infringed by Lenovo News Free United Kingdom Patents IP Strategy FRAND and SEPs

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Certiorari Granted to Jack Daniel’s with Respect to Parody Dog Toy: Does Anyone Here Have a Sense of Humor, and Does it Matter?

JD Supra Law

On November 21, 2022, the Supreme Court granted certiorari on the following questions described in Jack Daniel’s petition: Respondent VIP Products LLC markets and sells dog toys that trade on the brand recognition of famous companies such as petitioner Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc.

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Four patent issues to watch in Brazil in 2023

Managing IP

Patent term adjustments, PDPs and know-how licensing could be hot topics this year, say sources Default Analysis Brazil Patents IP Strategy Life sciences

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[Audio] Podcast: The Briefing by the IP Law Blog - The Strength of a Trademark

JD Supra Law

Trademarks perform a number of important functions. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the spectrum of trademark strength in this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog. By: Weintraub Tobin

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A History of Patents Created by Women of Color

Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property Journal Blog

Written by Cassidy Aranda Introduction This article focuses on the incredible inventions made by women of color. Everyone involved in the Intellectual Property (IP) field has a responsibility to understand how intersectional issues affect everyone.

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Domain name dispute

Olartemoure Blog

According to recent statistics published by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), 2022 closed with a record number of domain name disputes after a total of 5,764 disputes filed by trademark holders with the WIPO Center for Conciliation and Arbitration.

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IPA’s Pansa Keynotes Digital Book World in NYC

Velocity of Content

Earlier this week, the Digital Book World publishing conference returned to New York City for the first time since 2016. Karine Pansa , newly installed president of the International Publishers Association , delivered the keynote for several hundred attendees at the Sheraton Hotel in Times Square.

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Telecommunication networks

Olartemoure Blog

The consumer protection authority issued External Circular No. 009 which will come into force in March 2023 and its purpose is to provide instructions on the minimum information that must be provided to consumers about the telecommunication networks that support mobile devices.

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Trademark and Copyright Cases to Watch in 2023

JD Supra Law

It’s always good to start off the year with an overview of trademark and copyright cases to watch.

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Payment of spectrum use fee

Olartemoure Blog

The Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications has published a proposal for the subrogation and modification of articles of Decree 1078 of 2015 that establish the criteria for setting the economic considerations for the use of electromagnetic spectrum.

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Why Copyright Registration Matters

JD Supra Law

Creative works of expression are likely your most valuable assets if you are a film studio, photographer, software developer, writer, musician, or visual artist. To fully protect against copycats, you need federal copyright registration. By: Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC

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Guest Post by Prof. Hrdy & Dan Brean: The Patent Law Origins of Science Fiction

Patently-O

Guest post by Camilla A. Hrdy, Professor of Intellectual Property Law at University of Akron School of Law, and Daniel H. Brean, Senior In-House Intellectual Property Counsel, Respiratory Care, Philips. Are inventions described in works of science fiction patentable? The answer is usually no, and for good reason.

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Protecting Your Business Through Trademarks

JD Supra Law

Building Your Business- Trademarks are an effective way of protecting the name and brand of your ideas and products. They offer your protection from copycats and help prevent competitors from squatting or profiting from your business’ goodwill. By: Caldwell

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How do Tech Incubators Handle IP? My IP Intensive Experience with ventureLAB

IPilogue

Tushar Sharma is a 3L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. This article was written as a requirement for Prof. Pina D’Agostino’s IP Intensive Program.

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Imperatives for photonics companies in the next wave of growth

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Being in the right vertical segments and deftly using M&A will help photonics companies to succeed in the future. Insights on Semiconductors Industrial high tech

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J&J Unit Says Rival Is Still Flooding Market Despite Verdict

IP Law 360

A Johnson & Johnson division asked a Florida federal court to immediately stop a Swedish rival from flooding the market with infringing canine implant products, saying an order is needed to prevent price erosion and other irreparable harms after the subsidiary was awarded $60 million in a jury verdict this month

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Identifying the problem without hindsight (T 0605/20 )

The IPKat

Hindsight is the pernicious and ever present enemy of patentees. However one may strive for objectivity in inventive step analysis, it can be difficult to overcome the inevitable prejudice that comes with being told the solution to a problem ("it just seems so obvious now you say it!").

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Keys To A 9-0 High Court Win: Get Back To Home Base

IP Law 360

When I argued for the petitioner in Morgan v. Sundance before the U.S. Supreme Court last year, I made the idea of consistency the cornerstone of my case and built a road map for my argument to ensure I could always return to that home-base theme, says Karla Gilbride at Public Justice

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The winning recipe for transforming advanced planning systems

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Most supply chain leaders will overhaul their IT systems for planning in the coming years. This article shows how to increase the chances of success. Insights on Operations IT services Operations

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Brand Battles: Uber Tries To Drive Out 'Uberhorny' Dating TM

IP Law 360

In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, ride-hailing giant Uber is trying to fight a trademark application for an "Uberhorny" dating site — plus three other cases you need to know

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TTAB Tosses Out "BURNERWATER" Opposition Due to Failure to Plead and Prove Standing

The TTABlog

Entitlement to a statutory cause of action (f/k/a "standing") is a threshold issue in every inter partes Board proceeding.

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Pornhub Uses Alice To Trim Software Patent Suit

IP Law 360

Delaware federal court on Friday pared down a suit accusing the company that runs the website Pornhub of infringing software patents, finding that most of the claims in three patents are abstract under Alice

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How do you cancel degenerated trade marks?

The IPKat

It happens that sometimes trade marks get registered although they are non-distinctive. Both the EU Trade Mark Regulation and Directive provide for invalidity actions to cancel such marks upon request of any third party.

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