Thu.Jul 04, 2024

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OpenAI Wants New York Times to Show How Original Its Copyrighted Articles Are


Starting last year, various rightsholders began filing lawsuits against companies that develop AI models. The list of complainants includes record labels, book authors, visual artists, and newspapers, including the New York Times. These rightsholders all object to the presumed use of their work to train AI models without proper compensation. The New York Times lawsuit targets OpenAI and Microsoft and is steadily moving forward.

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Before the Breakthrough: Does Prior Art Include Wrongfully Published Applications?


The Conundrum In an interesting order, the Madras High Court, in the case of Dr. Vandana Parvez vs The Controller of Patents , dealt with a withdrawn patent application that had been wrongfully published and then later cited as prior art for the same applicant’s subsequent patent application! A brief into the facts of the case: This is an appeal for challenging the rejection of a patent application for an invention titled “Method and System for Providing Effective Generation and Delivery of Inte

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Infographic | Challenges of the U.S customs

Olartemoure Blog

The rise of e-commerce has brought to The US Customs and Border Protection some significant challenges nowadays. The CBP oversees the entry of dangerous materials, counterfeit or even smuggling products to the country. Their duty is to enhance the nation’s economic prosperity by enabling legitimate trade. There is no doubt of the long lists of benefits that online purchase brings to the economy of countries.

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Byte – Sized Battles: Challenges of Deploying AI in Trademark Disputes


On April 11, 2024 the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued Guidance on the use of Artificial Intelligence Based Tools (“Guidance”) by applying the existing rules and policies to the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). These regulations do not provide for a new regulation, rather discuss the risks associated with using AI for drafting, filing and interacting with the documents and USPTO systems.

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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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10 Days to the 2024 Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition Deadline! 


Prof (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer 1976-2019; taken at NUJS, Kolkata circa 2009. We hope that our eligible readers are busy with their submissions as only 10 days remain till the deadline for the 2024 Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition. We have started receiving some fascinating entries and cannot wait to read more pieces! Remember the topic of the essay can be anything related to intellectual property rights – the more creative the better.

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CGPDTM Announces Dates for 2025 Trademark and Patent Agent Exams


Image by storyset on Freepik The office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM) on July 2, has notified the 2025 Patent and Trademarks Agent Exams. The Trademark Agent Exam is likely to be held on January 04, 2025 and the Patent Agent Exam is likely to be held on January 5, 2025. Both the exams will be organized in 13 locations (one less than the number of locations for 2024 exams.