Wed.Sep 21, 2022

University Dean Cleared in Plagiarism Probe

Plagiarism Today

In October 2021, Andrew Azzopardi and a student he was mentoring, Andrew Camilleri, published a literature review entitled Risk and Protective Factors in Violent Youth Crime in the first edition of the journal Studies in Social Well-being. .

What is the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC)?

Erik K Pelton

Many do not realize the importance of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) at the USPTO. This committee has a critical role and lens into the world of trademark. Watch this episode as Erik shares more about the committee and its functions.


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3 Count: Disney Defeat

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Disney Loses Bid to Dismiss ‘Muppet Babies’ Reboot Copyright Suit.

Understanding the Role of Preprints & Postprints & The Version of Record

Velocity of Content

As with my earlier post on the overall role of peer review in the scholarly and scientific publishing process, for Peer Review Week 2022 we are reposting this series and including some updated information on the topics we covered: An article in Nature Medicine suggests access to preprints might be good for patient outcomes.

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.

Why the Online News Act is a Bad Solution to a Real Problem, Part One: The Risk to Free Flow of Information

Michael Geist

Since its introduction in early April, the Online News Act (Bill C-18) has flown below the public’s radar screen.

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New Piracy Lawsuit Paves the Way for a FIFA World Cup Site Blocking Order


In November, billions of people from all over the world will tune in to watch the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Most viewers will do so through authorized services but events like this draw massive pirate audiences as well. In anticipation, several Canadian media companies are taking legal action.

Why the Online News Act is a Bad Solution to a Real Problem, Part Two: Encouraging Clickbait and Low Quality Journalism With No “News Content” Standards

Michael Geist

The first post in this series on Bill C-18 , the Online News Act, focused on the problematic approach to what constitutes “making news content available”, as it encompasses everything from indexing to linking to news stories without reproducing the actual text.

Earthlink Reaches ‘Tentative’ Settlement with Filmmakers to End Piracy Liability Lawsuit


A group of litigious filmmakers, headed by Voltage Pictures, is pulling out all the stops to hold Internet providers liable for pirating customers.

Medler Ferro Woodhouse & Mills is Seeking a Biotech or Molecular Biology Patent Attorney or Patent Agent

IP Watchdog

Medler Ferro Woodhouse & Mills, an Intellectual Property boutique law firm, is actively seeking a Biotech or Molecular Biology Patent Attorney or Patent Agent to join their growing team.

Author Talks: Africa is not a country

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

News, entertainment, and even charity campaigns tend to promote a stereotypical image of Africa that ignores its nuance and history. Dipo Faloyin is correcting this narrative. McKinsey on Books Education Public & Social Sector Africa


District Court Grants Dismissal of Due Process Case Against Former USPTO Officials

IP Watchdog

A Tennessee district court judge on Monday granted a number of former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) officials’ motion to dismiss a case brought by Martin David Hoyle and B.E. Technology alleging violation of the plaintiffs’ constitutional right to due process under the Fifth Amendment.

Green Advances in a Grey Industry


Anita Gogia is an IPilogue Writer and a 2L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Concrete jungles around the world illustrate the man-made burden on the planet. Concrete is a carbon-intensive ingredient in construction and makes up at least 8% of man-made CO? emissions.

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How aerospace and defense players can win in aftermarket services

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

McKinsey research points to five central priorities—all grounded in data—for improving aftermarket services in aerospace and defense. Aerospace & Defense Insights Aerospace Defense & security


Beware! Trademark Solicitations

JD Supra Law

Unsuspecting trademark owners are paying unnecessary trademark “renewal fees” that are not what they seem to be when first viewed. We are seeing continued efforts by companies attempting to confuse unsuspecting trademark owners into paying thousands of dollars in false renewal fees.

Google Adwords And Infringement Of Trademarks

IP and Legal Filings

The internet is booming nowadays and with that the online shopping, online ticket bookings, online games, etc have become popular. But how do the businesses are so famous without marketing? If they do marketing, then how it is regulated and who does it?

Blawg Review from the Great Pacific Northwest

Likelihood of Confusion

Blawg Review this week is hosted by one of us (thanks for the link!) — Michael Atkins, the one and only Seattle Trademark Lawyer, whose blog engagingly still features his. The post Blawg Review from the Great Pacific Northwest appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. Roundups

An Analysis On Conflict Between Advertisement Tax & GST

IP and Legal Filings

The Karnataka High Court in one of their recent judgement in matter of Hubballi Dharwad Advertisers Association (R) v.

Accelerating the transition to net-zero travel

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Despite the best intentions, many travel companies are struggling to reduce their emissions fast enough. A report by McKinsey and Skift provides four practical recommendations. Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure

Winding Up of A Company: How Winding up Is Different From Dissolution

IP and Legal Filings

Winding up is the process under which liquidation of a company is carried out. During winding up, the company ceases to do business as in the usual course. An administrator, called as a liquidator is appointed and he takes control of the company.

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Disclaimer and Dedication


The chart above shows the number of disclaimed/dedicated patents per year going back to 1995. Every year it has been a relatively small number, and for each instance there is usually some strategic reason for the disclaimer.

Tuesday Tiddlywinks

The IPKat

The IPKat's weekly round-up of various IP events, courses and opportunities coming up is here! cool cat? " by jenny downing is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

How the America Invents Act has hurt SMEs

IAM Magazine

As the legislation celebrates 10 years, Michael Renaud, Jonathan Engler and Jessica Perry of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo analyse a decade of data to reveal that, far from helping small businesses by improving patent quality, it has only succeeded in driving them out of US district courts.

AIPPI Congress (Report 3): Soft IP update, wine & IP and the metaverse

The IPKat

Next WDTX chief judge unlikely to overturn random patent case assignment order

IAM Magazine

With rumours swirling, IAM spoke exclusively to US District Judge Fred Biery who is among those poised to take on more IP litigation

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LexBlog IP

On September 30, the USPTO’s new Patent Public Search tool (PPUBS) is replacing four legacy tools—Public-Examiner’s Automated Search Tool (PubEAST), Public-Web-based Examiner’s Search Tool (PubWEST), Patent Full-Text and Image Database (PatFT), and Patent Application Full-Text and Image Database (AppFT).

The third age looms – Why impact will shape the next generation of sustainable finance

Herbert Smith Freehills

Although one of the most touted investment trends, impact investing remains plagued by misconceptions and regulatory confusion. We look back over the three eras of sustainable investing and argue impact will unlock a new ambition for progressive finance.

Color Us Majorly Surprised – Company Gets the FTC to Change Its Press Release

LexBlog IP

A few weeks ago, we wrote about an interesting development in what had been a fairly standard Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Made in the USA (MUSA) settlement. In short, the company had some major beef with the FTC’s press release about its case.

USPTO Permanently Switching To Patent Public Search Tool

IP Law 360

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be officially retiring four legacy search tools at the end of the month, replacing them with the new patent public search tool, the agency has announced

California Passes Law to Protect Children’s Data Online

LexBlog IP

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (the Act) into law last week.

What New Colo. Noncompete Law Means For Employers

IP Law 360

Mary Will and Jill Zender at Faegre Drinker discuss key elements of a newly effective Colorado law that adds further restrictions to the use of worker noncompete agreements, explain what types of contracts are still permissible in the state, and share employer compliance tips

Many ways to skin a cat (Pt 2): South Africa’s Constitutional Court upholds the declaration on the unconstitutionality of parts of the Copyright Act

The IPKat

As IPKat readers may recall, the BlindSA ’s pursuit of other legal means to achieve its aim of using copyright exceptions to legitimise unlicensed access to copyright-protected works for visually impaired persons was successful at the High Court.

Next WDTX chief judge unlikely to overturn random patent case assignment order

IAM Magazine

With rumours swirling, IAM spoke exclusively to US District Judge Fred Biery who is among those poised to take on more IP litigation

Estoppel; Pre-SAS Partial Institution Cases; and Rethinking Caltech


by Dennis Crouch. The PTAB is the busiest patent court in the country. The Board cancels lots of patent claims, but also regularly sides with patentees in the Final Written Decision (at least as to some claims). Post-IPR estoppel attaches to the cleared-claims and prevents the petitioner (or privies) from later challenging the validity of those claims on grounds actually raised in the IPR as well grounds the petitioner “reasonably could have raised during the inter partes review.”

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