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YouTube Aims to Simplify Music Licensing

Plagiarism Today

Yesterday, at YouTube’s Made on YouTube live event, YouTube announced some major changes, including a push to monetize shorts and a revamping of the Partner Program. . However, perhaps the most significant change is happening on the copyright side of things.

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Journalism Competition and Preservation Act Moves Out of Committee Despite Concerns

IP Watchdog

This morning, the full U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary convened an executive business meeting during which the committee advanced S. 673, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA).


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3 Count: ACTing Fast

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Appeals Court Sides With ACT in Court Battle Over Copyright.

IP Leaders Join Forces to Counter Anti-IP Narratives

IP Watchdog

A new intellectual property (IP) organization launched today will be headed by former vice president of U.S. policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), Frank Cullen, and features a Board of Directors comprised of bipartisan frontrunners in the IP realm.

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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.

How to Write an Invention Disclosure

Invention disclosure documents are the important first steps in the IP commercialization process.

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Discovering the Unknown – How Deep Search Capabilities Advance Science [Q&A with Lauren Tulloch]

Velocity of Content

Overwhelmed with the sheer amount and diversity of data, many organizations struggle to provide employees — from top management to front-line staff — with easy access to the most relevant information and analytic insights. .

Teen Sued By Bungie Over Cheats & Threats Comes Out Fighting


This July at a Washington district court, Destiny 2 developer Bungie filed the latest in a growing list of lawsuits aimed at curtailing cheating in its online games.

Retooling Intellectual Property Strategies to Weather Bear Markets

JD Supra Law

As economists warn of an imminent economic recession, companies should take the time now to consider their Intellectual Property (IP) strategies and determine how to preserve legal spend while simultaneously adding value to their IP portfolio. By: Foley & Lardner LLP

Research Results, Replicability, & Retractions

Copyright Clearance Center

As with my earlier post in this series on the overall role of peer review in the scholarly and scientific publishing process, for Peer Review Week 2022 we are reposting our pieces in this series.

Securing Europe’s competitiveness: Addressing its technology gap

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Even amid war in Europe and the energy and cost of living crisis that has resulted, the region needs to pay attention to its slow-motion corporate and technology crisis. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Europe Strategy Digital

Why the Online News Act is a Bad Solution to a Real Problem, Part Three: Unprecedented Government Intervention into a Sector Where Independence is Essential

Michael Geist

The first two posts in the series on why Bill C-18, the Online News Act, is a bad solution in search of a real problem focused on the risk to the free flow of information stemming from mandatory compensation for linking and how the bill encourages clickbait and other low quality news given the absence of standards in the definition of “news content.”

Resetting the e-commerce model to achieve profitable growth in Europe

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Winning EU consumer goods players are reprioritizing channels and markets to drive online sales, shifting to an online-first playbook, and investing in tech and specialist talent. Insights on Consumer Packaged Goods Consumer packaged goods Europe

The Truth About Trade Secrets; Ep 1 of Season 2 of ‘Understanding IP Matters’ Drops Today

IP Close Up

“Governments can control property like patents,” says a former worldwide IP executive. “They don’t as easily control trade secrets.” ” These are the words of trade Continue reading.

Green infrastructure: Could public land unlock private investment?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Emerging economies need the private sector to help fund green infrastructure initiatives. Access to public land can be structured to make those investments more attractive.


Medler Ferro Woodhouse & Mills is Seeking an Electrical Engineering or Computer Science Attorney or Patent Agent

IP Watchdog

Medler Ferro Woodhouse & Mills, an Intellectual Property boutique located in McLean, VA, is actively seeking an Electrical Engineering or Computer Science Attorney or Patent Agent to join our growing team. This is a full-time, permanent position in McLean, VA.

IP Luminaries Launch Group To Promote, Defend Innovation

IP Law 360

Two former directors of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and two former Federal Circuit judges are leading a new group launched Thursday that aims to "change the narrative" around intellectual property, by informing policymakers and the public about how it drives innovation

Using advanced analytics to improve performance in customs agencies

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Machine learning and other analytics tools can improve fraud detection and strategic workforce planning, among other potential benefits. Public & Social Sector Insights Public Sector Public & Social Sector Asia-Pacific Europe North and Central America Supply chain management


Connect 4: Trade Dress Infringement and Secondary Meaning

The IP Law Blog

You are likely familiar with the children’s game, Connect 4, in which players drop red and black checker pieces into an upright rack trying to get four of their pieces in a row to win. Some of you may have even seen enlarged outdoor versions of the Connect 4 game at various venues.

Weaponizing DMCA’s: How Copyright Systems are Being Abused to Restrict Speech


Andrew Masson is an IPilogue Writer and 2L JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. DMCA ( Digital Millennium Copyright Act ) strikes and disputes are often thought about in the context of music and video, however, it can be for any copyrightable content.

Low-carbon fun: Making RV manufacturing greener

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Being outside and enjoying nature is a key value proposition of the recreational-vehicle industry. Protecting the environment will soon become more important for the industry’s players. Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive


BREAKING: Meta Hit With $175M Patent Verdict In Austin

IP Law 360

A federal jury in Austin on Wednesday said Meta Platforms owed almost $175 million to developers of a "walkie-talkie" smartphone app, finding that both Instagram Live and Facebook Live infringed one or more claims in patents issued to the company's founder, a former U.S. Army communications sergeant

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How the Gulf of Mexico can further the energy transition

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Long recognized as a pillar of US energy production, deepwater Gulf of Mexico could help provide the resources the world needs during the energy transition. Oil & Gas Insights Oil & Natural Gas


Sixth Circuit Rules District Court Didn’t Provide Sufficient Justification in Failing to Apply Safe-Distance Rule in Jeep Trade Dress Case

IP Watchdog

On September 19, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a decision in Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. FCA US, LLC vacating the Eastern District of Michigan’s denial of permanent injunction against a redesigned version of an off-road vehicle manufactured by Mahindra.

Copyright Terminations Turn Over Estate Plans in the Livingston Family


Sally Yoon is an IPilogue Writer, IP Innovation Clinic Fellow, and a 3L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. According to Copyright Lately , tensions are rising in the Livingston family as to who earns the royalties from the Academy Award-winning composer, Jay Livingston’s hit songs.

As ISVs disrupt payments, can merchant acquirers stay relevant?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Merchant acquirers must act quickly to retain share as small businesses shift to integrated software vendors (ISVs), adopt value-added services, and address customers’ preference for omnichannel commerce. Insights on Financial Services Financial Services

Lessons Learned: Director Emphasizes Patent Quality in Evaluating General Plastic Factors

JD Supra Law

In the precedential decision Gen. Plastic Indus. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, IPR2016-01357, Paper 19 (PTAB Sept. 6, 2017), the PTAB articulated seven non-exclusive factors to be considered before discretionarily denying a subsequent IPR petition challenging the same patent.

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Author Talks: Steve Case identifies the US cities driving new innovation—and it’s not where you think

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

For the past decade, most venture capital funding in the United States went to three cities, but Steve Case says a convergence of social, technological, and policy factors is rebalancing the scale. McKinsey on Books Venture capital High Tech & Internet Innovation

CAFC Pulls Final Loose Thread in Nike-Adidas Patent Row

JD Supra Law

Issuing a third and final decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a Patent Trial & Appeal Board (Board) decision invalidating the last remaining claim of a Nike footwear textile patent. Nike, Inc. Adidas AG, Case No. 21-1903 (Fed. Sept.

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A new dawn for industrial channels: Meeting customers where they want

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

The time is ripe for industrial OEMs to rethink their long-held distribution model and rebalance their channel mix. Advanced Electronics Insights Industrial equipment & components Marketing & Sales

Claim at Issue Must Be Substantively Allowable to Qualify for PTA

JD Supra Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed two district court decisions, finding that a patent owner who only partially prevailed in one of two appeals was not entitled to any additional patent term adjustments (PTAs) from the US Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) under 35 U.S.C. §

Knock it off!

Likelihood of Confusion

And if you do, you just might make the next Counterfeit Chic “Knockoff News.” ” (I did!) Originally posted 2012-01-30 15:50:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter. The post Knock it off! appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. Blogophilia

Nothing Private about Relator’s Qui Tam Action Info

JD Supra Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court’s order denying the defendants’ motion to dismiss a qui tam action under the False Claims Act (FCA) and remanded for further proceedings. ex rel Silbersher v. Allergan, Inc., Case No. 21-15420 (9th Cir.

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The gathering storm: The affordability challenge of endemic COVID-19

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Even as the acute threat to lives from the COVID-19 pandemic recedes, the ongoing challenges for the healthcare industry will persist. Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services Health care payors Health care providers United States