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The Canon Printer DRM Jam

Plagiarism Today

Recently, printer manufacturer Canon posted an article on their German tech support site that caught the eye of many in the tech industry. In it, they explain to users how to bypass their protection schemes and continue to print even if the cartridge placed in the printer isn’t an official one.

Will the Content Tail Wag the Wireless Dog? The Rogers/Shaw Merger in Canada?

Hugh Stephens Blog

Nowadays it is not uncommon for major telecommunications companies (telcos) to provide infrastructure in the form of wireless, wireline and fibre optic, cable and satellite connectivity while also directly controlling some of the content distributed via this infrastructure.

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Google ‘Censors’ The Pirate Bay and Other Pirate Domains in Several Countries

TorrentFreak

Copyright holders have tried a variety of measures to curb copyright infringement over the years, with varying levels of success. Site blocking has emerged as one of the preferred solutions.

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2021 Emoji Law Year-in-Review

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

A recap of emoji law developments in 2021: Court References. I maintain a dataset of US court opinions that reference emojis and emoticons. I have compiled the dataset using keyword alerts in Westlaw and Lexis, supplemented by a few opinions I’ve found other ways.

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.

Ruth Shalit Barrett Sues The Atlantic for $1 Million Over Retraction

Plagiarism Today

On Friday of last week, Rush Shalit Barrett filed a lawsuit against The Atlantic , seeking some $1 million in damages after, she claims, a retraction of an article she wrote “destroyed her reputation and career.”

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Major Record Labels Sue Youtube-dl’s Hosting Provider

TorrentFreak

In October 2020, the RIAA caused outrage by taking down YouTube-ripping tool youtube-dl from GitHub. The RIAA cited the anti-circumvention provisions of the DMCA, claiming that the tool could be used to download their artists’ musical works from YouTube, in breach of copyright.

SCOTUS, Vaccine Mandates and Patent Law: God Help Us

IP Watchdog

Is the Supreme Court competent to handle issues dealing with technology? The question is often discussed in private among patent attorneys who find themselves completely befuddled by the wanton disregard and open duplicitous handling of patent laws by the Nation’s High Court.

Appeals Court Upholds Degree Revocation

Plagiarism Today

On December 2, 2021, the Colorado State Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Regents of the University of Colorado and affirmed that they did not act improperly in revoking the degree of former student Casey Martin.

Federal Circuit Review December 2021

JD Supra Law

Ranges for Interdependent and Interactive Components Can Be Tricky to Derive - In Modernatx, Inc. Arbutus Biopharma Corporation, Appeal No.

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Twitch Streamers Deliberately Get Themselves Banned For Copyright Infringement

TorrentFreak

Twitch is best known for its video game live streaming but over time user behavior has taken the platform in new directions. Of course, variety is great for the community, especially when fresh ideas inspire creativity and push the boundaries to enable progress.

Senate Judiciary Committee Sends Vidal and Stark Nominations to Senate Floor

IP Watchdog

Today, the full Senate Judiciary Committee officially voted to confirm the nomination of Katherine Vidal by a vote of 17-5 for Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

3 Count: LEGO Jacket

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: LEGO is Being Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Leather Jacket Design.

Bombay HC Clarifies the Contours of Copyright Infringement and Confidentiality Law

SpicyIP

Image of folder tag with text “confidential” Image from here. The Bombay High Court in Tarun Wadhwa v.

Cox Challenges $1 Billion Piracy Verdict Over ‘Lies’ and ‘Serious Misconduct’

TorrentFreak

Three years ago, Internet provider Cox Communications lost its legal battle against a group of major record labels. A Virginia jury held Cox liable for pirating subscribers because it failed to terminate accounts after repeated accusations, ordering the company to pay $1 billion in damages.

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INTA Weighs in at CJEU on EU Parallel Imports Case

IP Watchdog

The International Trademark Association (INTA) has made an amicus submission before the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) in a case concerning parallel imports and EU trademark law. Case C-175/21 Harman International Industries, Inc. AB SA.)

3 Count: Predator Conclusion

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Krafton Sues Garena, Apple, and Google over Free Fire Copyright Infringement.

Open Access Book on Negotiating History of the WCT and WPPT by Dr. R.V.V. Ayyar

SpicyIP

Dr VRR Ayyar’s book, “Present at Creation: The Making of Internet Treaties (1996)”, published in 2021.

PrimeWire: Hollywood & Netflix Win Court Injunction to Disable Site Domains

TorrentFreak

While there are a handful of other contenders, PrimeWire is one of the most enduring pirate streaming portals on the internet today. In various forms, including under the 1channel branding , the site has been in operation for perhaps eight years.

What exactly do you get when you buy an NFT? The Case of the Apes.

JD Supra Law

2021 saw a surge in NFT trades, with sales volume reportedly reaching a whopping $23 billion. Many have jumped on the bandwagon to collect NFTs often at unthinkable prices, but what exactly do you get for what you pay? By: Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP

3 Count: Less Invincible

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: ‘Invincible’ Animated Series Sparks Profits Suit Against Robert Kirkman.

Federal Circuit Will Soon Hear Case that Threatens the Statutory Presumption Afforded Copyright Registration

IP Watchdog

On January 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) will hear oral argument in SAS Institute, Inc. World Programming, Ltd., a copyright infringement suit with far-reaching consequences for American creativity.

GitHub Takes Down “Widevine Dump” Forks Following MPA Complaint

TorrentFreak

Little over two weeks ago we broke the news that a user, going by the name “Widevinedump”, had leaked a collection of movie ripping scripts on GitHub. These were high-profile leaks as Widevine is one of the leading content protection tools in the video business.

Not Backing Down Now – Multiple Amicus Curiae Briefs Filed for Amgen v. Sanofi

JD Supra Law

At the end of last month, three amicus curiae briefs were filed following the petition for a writ of certiorari in the Amgen, Inc. Sanofi, Inc. We previously discussed the petition for a writ of certiorari in detail here.

4 AI Trends We’ll See in 2022

IP.com

AI is a rapidly changing technology with the potential to impact both business and everyday life. In 2022, AI will continue to advance. Algorithms will be based on larger data. The post 4 AI Trends We’ll See in 2022 appeared first on IP.com - IP Innovation and Analytics. Artificial Intelligence

Iancu and Kappos: TRIPS IP Waiver Proposal Will Kill More People Than It Saves

IP Watchdog

A webinar hosted on Tuesday, January 12, by The Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project featured former U.S.

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AimJunkies Returns Fire in Destiny 2 Copyright Lawsuit: ‘Cheating Isn’t Against the Law’

TorrentFreak

Over the past several years a wave of copyright infringement lawsuits have been filed against alleged cheaters or cheat makers. Several game companies including Take-Two Interactive and Epic Games , have taken cheaters to court.

Silence May Be Sufficient Written Description Disclosure for Negative Limitation

JD Supra Law

Addressing the issue of written description in a Hatch-Waxman litigation, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s finding that the patent adequately described the claimed daily dose and no-loading dose negative limitation. Novartis Pharms. Accord Healthcare Inc.,

IP Look-Ahead for 2022: Fewer Big Patent Wins, More Efficient Monetization

IP Close Up

In the decade since the adoption of the America Invents Act (AIA) patent licensing has become more arduous for many technology companies and independent inventors. Continue reading.

Patent Licensing is a Risky Business: Let the Market Strike the Balance

IP Watchdog

Patent licensing and technology transfer is a cornerstone of modern economies, where the efficiencies of collaboration and division of labor do not require firms to be vertically integrated.

PrimeWire Down: Streaming Site Prepares To Counter Domain Seizures

TorrentFreak

The Hollywood studios of the Motion Picture Association are certainly not averse to filing copyright infringement lawsuits against pirate sites. Sometimes, however, it takes them a long time to do so.

Expert Testimony May Establish Written Description Support for Negative Claim Limitation

JD Supra Law

On January 3, in Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation v. Accord Healthcare, Inc., the Federal Circuit found written description support for a negative claim limitation, even though the negative claim limitation did not have literal support in the specification.

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CCC Hosts Senior IP Counsel for “The Intersection of Content Access & Global Compliance” Webcast

Velocity of Content

If driving down operational costs and speeding time to market are high priorities for your R&D-focused organization, then you understand the importance of getting the right information to your researchers wherever needed, as quickly as possible.

New Vision Gaming’s Motion for Reconsideration Highlights Issues with Arthrex USPTO Director Review Mandate

IP Watchdog

In the last few weeks of 2021, patent owner New Vision Gaming & Development filed a motion for reconsideration of a remand order issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.