Mon.Sep 19, 2022

Stopping the Trade in Fake Indigenous Art: Following in the Footsteps of Lucinda Turner

Hugh Stephens Blog

The lamented passing of artist and activist Lucinda Turner in Vancouver in early July reminded many of the struggle she engaged in to protect Pacific Northwest Coast Indigenous artforms from counterfeiting and copyright infringement.

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Peer Review Week 2022: A Matter of Trust

Velocity of Content

Way back in college , I was asked by my teachers to read a short book contrasting the Hebrew term emunah (trust) with the Greek term pistis (belief). The rest of the content of this book is not relevant at present — check it out here if you like — but the distinction stuck with me.


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[Webinar] Best Practice to Procure a Pharmaceutical Patent in China - September 28th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am CEST

JD Supra Law

China's stance on pharmaceutical patents catches the eye of the entire globe due to its market position.

How Public Institutions Enable Private Sector Progress

Among the constellation of entities that form the nation’s innovation infrastructure are organizations that conduct the research essential to technological progress. The applied research conducted by private entities and universities.

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.

Foresight in Patent Litigation: How Adherence to Local Rules Can Make or Break a Case

JD Supra Law

On September 7, 2022, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in Arendi S.A.R.L LG Electronics, Inc., offering an important reminder to patent litigators of the necessity of following the local rules of the jurisdiction in which a patent infringement suit is filed.

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Federal Circuit: New Invalidity Argument Presented to PTAB for the First Time on Remand from Appeal is Forfeit

JD Supra Law

The Federal Circuit reversed an obviousness determination from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) for relying on an argument raised by the petitioner for the first time on remand.

Amendments to Canadian Patent Examination Rules

Nelligan Law

Reading Time: 3 minutes Key changes to patent prosecution in Canada will come into effect October 3, 2022. Nelligan Law is grateful for the contribution of articling student Nailah Ramsoomair in writing this blog post.

Patent Poetry: When is trademark generic?

JD Supra Law

In theory, a trademark can last “forever.” For example, the winged hourglass logo of the Longines watch company, originally registered in Switzerland in 1889, is the oldest valid trademark in the International Registry at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

What does the CJEU judgment in C-401/19 mean for the national transpositions and applications of Art. 17?

The IPKat

Estoril, Portugal Earlier this week I had the honour and pleasure of attending the ALAI Congress , which was organized by the Portuguese ALAI group and held in beautiful Estoril.

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Piracy Advertising Researchers Fall Victim to Ransomware Attacks


Over the years we have seen dozens of anti-piracy campaigns. Initially, many of these tried to appeal to people’s morals. You wouldn’t steal a car , right? This type of messaging doesn’t work for everyone, so more direct tactics are explored as well.

Software bill of materials: Managing software cybersecurity risks

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

As software-related vulnerabilities continue to grow, companies must manage their software cyber risks to innovate faster and create safer, more secure digital products. Cybersecurity Software Cybersecurity/Risk Risk Management


AimJunkies Countersues Bungie for Hacking and DMCA Violations


Last year, Bungie filed a complaint at a federal court in Seattle, accusing of copyright and trademark infringement, among other things. The same accusations were also made against Phoenix Digital Group, the alleged creators of the software.

Wanjiru v Machakos University: Image rights and its relationship with constitutional/human rights in Kenya

The IPKat

In August, the Constitution and Human Rights Division of the High Court of Kenya issued a decision on the question of image rights and its relationship with privacy rights and data protection laws in Kenya. Background The Petitioner, Wanjiru was an alumna of the respondent, Machakos University.

Piracy Crisis Averted? AT&T, Verizon & Comcast Lawsuits Dismissed


Over the years, dozens of entertainment industry companies have used copyright law to protect their rights online. Some have targeted regular internet users while others have focused on pirate sites. At times, even internet intermediaries have entered the mix.

Fifth Circuit: Corporate censorship has it limits

Likelihood of Confusion

If any of part of the opinion in Netchoice decision (full opinion here) sounds familiar, well, it should. The post Fifth Circuit: Corporate censorship has it limits appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. Social Media

Unsealed Court Records Unveil Columbia Pictures’ ‘Timeless’ Anti-Piracy Secrets


Nearly a decade has passed since the legal battle between Hotfile and the Motion Picture Association (MPA) was put to rest. At least on paper, the file-sharing service agreed to pay $80 million , but negotiated a much lower damages amount behind the scenes.

A biotech survival kit for a challenging public-market environment

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

After a decade of plenty, biotechs are grappling with a challenging market. To emerge strongly, they can streamline R&D and G&A expenses, evaluate new financing options, and consider mergers with other biotechs. Insights on Life Sciences Biotechnology Public Sector

Supreme Court: Judicial Stock Ownership and the Requirements of Recusal


by Dennis Crouch. Back in June, I wrote about the Federal Circuit’s wild decision in Centripetal Networks, Inc. Cisco Sys., Inc. , 38 F.4th 1025 (Fed. 2022). Dennis Crouch, Judicial Recusal Order Saves Cisco $2.75 Billion , Patently-O (June 23, 2022). The patentee has now petitioned the Supreme Court on a the question of whether the statute demands judicial recusal: Whether placing stock in a blind trust satisfies 28 U.S.C.

Accelerating gender equality through healthcare

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

As part of this year’s G20 summit, McKinsey partner Phillia Wibowo addressed the W20 working group’s plenary session in Indonesia. Our Insights Indonesia


Product or Person, Not Both: Judge Hellerstein Dismisses Complaint for Alleging That the Accused Instrumentality is the Defendant

JD Supra Law

On August 25, 2022, Judge Hellerstein (S.D.N.Y.) granted defendant SAS Institute’s (“SAS”) motion to dismiss plaintiff Invincible IP LLC’s (“Invincible”) complaint for failure to state a claim pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6). By: Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

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This Week in Washington IP: Legislative Measures on Right to Repair, Protecting American Innovation at the NCSC, and Senate Judiciary to Vote on the JCPA

IP Watchdog

Patent Term Adjustment Under 35 U.S.C. 154(b)(1)(C)(iii) Requires Reversal of Adverse Determination of Patentability

JD Supra Law

Summary: When a patent claim is subject to adverse determinations of patentability first before the PTO and again after appeal, the claim is not entitled to patent term adjustment for the period of the appeal even if the claim eventually issues after post-appeal prosecution and amendment.

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2022 “Global 50” Rankings for Publishers

Velocity of Content

The world’s largest trade book publisher came by its name as a joke. Co-founders Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, already owners of the Modern Library, called their new venture Random House in 1927 because they expected to publish whatever books they liked.

Copyright Attorney Discusses Advertiser Vicarious Liability for Social Media Influencer Infringement

JD Supra Law

UMG Recordings, Inc. Vital Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 2022 WL 2670339 (S.D. July 11, 2022) involves a copyright infringement action brought by a group of music publishers and record companies against an energy drink and sports nutrition supplement company doing business as Bang Energy and its CEO.

YouTube, other websites and the DMCA

Likelihood of Confusion

Lee Gesmer at MassLawBlog explains why the hullaballoo about YouTube’s exposure to copyright liability is overstated. I agree with his analysis and have lots of other little thoughts about it, The post YouTube, other websites and the DMCA appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

[Audio] Founder Shares with Joe Colopy: From No Paycheck for 3 Years to a $200M Exit

JD Supra Law

Joe Colopy is the co-founder at Jurassic Capital and the Godfather of GrepBeat which covers all things tech in North Carolina. But before all of that, he bootstrapped Durham-based email marketing software firm Bronto and led it to a $200M exit.

The COVID-19 challenge to gender equality

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

At a meeting of the W20 working group, part of this year’s G20 summit in Indonesia, McKinsey’s Mekala Krishnan discussed the impact of COVID-19 on women. Our Insights Indonesia


[Webinar] Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Design Patents But Were Afraid to Ask - September 28th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

JD Supra Law

From consumer products to graphical user interfaces to pharmaceuticals and medical devices, design patents have become essential tools in the IP toolkit for companies of all sizes.

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A Response to A2IM’s Objection to the New Statutory Mechanical Rates: Part 1

The Trichordist

By Chris Castle This post first appeared on MusicTechPolicy A2IM, the independent label trade association, filed comments with the Copyright Royalty Board opposing increasing the mechanical royalty to songwriters… Read more "A Response to A2IM’s Objection to the New Statutory Mechanical Rates: Part 1". Chris Castle Copyright Royalty Board Frozen Mechanicals Phonorecords IV A2IM

BREAKING: Goodyear Hit With $65M Verdict In Trade Secrets Trial

IP Law 360

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. was slapped Monday with a nearly $65 million verdict on allegations that it stole ideas that led to successful self-inflating tires

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The 125th anniversary of the little engine that couldn’t

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Once upon a time, the Stanley Steamer was the “car of the future” that broke speed records, drove beautifully, and famously climbed Mount Washington. What could go wrong? Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive Electric Power


A Law Firm's Guide To Humane Layoffs As Recession Looms

IP Law 360

Amid warnings of a global recession, law firms should prepare for the possibility of associate layoffs, aiming for an empathetic approach and avoiding common mistakes that make the emotional impact on departing attorneys worse, say Jarrett Green, a wellness consultant, and Kate Reder Sheikh at Major Lindsey & Africa

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Indonesia’s B20 Task Force hones in on key issues at inception meeting

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

At the inaugural meeting of the G20’s B20 working group, world leaders and business figures met to share their perspectives on global business priorities. Our Insights Indonesia