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3 Count: Partly Sonny (and Cher)

Plagiarism Today

A judge sides with Cher in a royalty dispute, UK businesses are hit with damages over unlicensed sports, and the Reggaeton lawsuit continues. The post 3 Count: Partly Sonny (and Cher) appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Erik K Pelton - Untitled Article

Erik K Pelton

The following are the comments our firm submitted today regarding the USPTO’s proposed trademark fee changes and increases: Docket No.: PTO–T–2022–0034 Comments of Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC Regarding “Setting and Adjusting Trademark Fees During Fiscal Year 2025” The following are the comments of Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC ® (“EMP&A”), in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, published on March 26, 2024, in the Federal Register at 89 Fed.

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[Audio] PODCAST: Williams Mullen's Trending Now: An IP Podcast - Artificial Intelligence: Issues Affecting Creators, Writers and Artists

JD Supra Law

In this episode of Trending Now - An IP Podcast, Janet Cho and Amy Pruett provide an update on recent cases and some of the legal issues involved with using datasets to train AI models.

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It’s USTR “Watch List” Time Again

Hugh Stephens Blog

Image: [link] (under licence) Apart from the budding of leaves, the rites of spring are marked by another annual phenomenon, the issuance of the annual Special 301 Report by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), widely known as the USTR Watch List.

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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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Copyright Claims Board Awards It’s Highest Damages Ever

Plagiarism Today

The Copyright Claims Board (CCB) has handed down its two largest damage awards, including it's first five-figure decision. The post Copyright Claims Board Awards It’s Highest Damages Ever appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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How Long Does a Trademark Last?

Erik K Pelton

The post How Long Does a Trademark Last? appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC.

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Former USPTO Officials Urge Vidal to Immediately Withdraw NPRM on Terminal Disclaimers

IP Watchdog

On May 28, a group of five former Directors, Deputy Directors and Patent Commissioners at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) sent a letter addressed to current USPTO Director Kathi Vidal in opposition to a rule package on terminal disclaimer practice proposed earlier this month. This group of highly-ranking former government officials join a growing chorus of voices who are concerned by the apparent overreach of the nation’s patent granting agency into substantive rulemaking that would

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Australian Business Accused of Plagiarizing a Whole Store

Plagiarism Today

An Australian business has sparked an unusual plagiarism controversy. It's accused of copying a store that's just a short walk away. The post Australian Business Accused of Plagiarizing a Whole Store appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Copyright, Upcycling, and the Human Right to Environmental Protection

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Photo by Dinh Pham on Unsplash As the environmental crisis escalates due to overproduction and overconsumption, there is an increasing recognition of the urgent need for environmental consciousness and a shift towards a sustainable, circular economy (see, in the intellectual property context, Pihlajarinne & Ballardini (2020) , Senftleben (2023) , Calboli (2024) ).

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IOENGINE v. Ingenico: Are Electronic Communications Fair Game for the Printed Matter Doctrine?

JD Supra Law

In IOENGINE, LLC v. Ingenico Inc.,2021-1227 (Fed. Cir. May 3, 2024), the Federal Circuit reversed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) determination that certain claim features did not carry patentable weight under the printed matter doctrine. This decision is notable, as it concerns the application of the printed matter doctrine to a digital communication.

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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.

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FBI Carries Out Fresh Round of Z-Library Domain Name Seizures

TorrentFreak

Z-Library is one of the largest shadow libraries on the Internet, hosting millions of books and articles that can be downloaded for free. The site defied all odds over the past two years. It continued to operate despite a full-fledged criminal prosecution by the United States, which resulted in the arrest of two alleged operators in Argentina. According to the latest available information, these two defendants are still fighting their extradition.

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Copyright and Cheating in Video Games

Plagiarism Today

Bungie recently scored a significant win against a video game cheat maker. Here's what the law says about cheating in modern video games. The post Copyright and Cheating in Video Games appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Infographic | The development of the bicycle

Olartemoure Blog

1817 1817 The draisine Karl Freiherr von Drais invented the first two-wheeled vehicle with a steering device. Instead of having pedals, it was propelled by the user's feet. Known popularly as the “dandy horse”, it was patented in 1818 in France. 1866 1866 Bicycle with pedals It is not exactly known who originally had the idea to put pedals on the bicycle.

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How a John Doe Lawsuit Can Help You Unmask the Source of Fake Reviews, Defamation, and Harassment

JD Supra Law

The internet holds some of the largest threats an individual or business can face in 2024. Online threats can become even more challenging to address when the attacker acts anonymously.

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NVIDIA Denies Copyright Infringement Claims in Authors’ AI Lawsuit

TorrentFreak

Thus far, chip giant NVIDIA has been the main financial beneficiary of the Artificial Intelligence boom. The company published its latest quarterly results last week, reporting $26 billion in revenue; a 340% increase compared to two years ago. The staggering revenue numbers over the past year have significantly raised the value of the company, which is now worth more than all public companies in Germany combined.

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3 Count: Escape Routes

Plagiarism Today

Cox files a new appeal in their case against record labels, Serie A sues Cloudflare over pirate sites, and Senator pushes for AI copyright exemptions. The post 3 Count: Escape Routes appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Greek IT Company Sues NY Law Firm Over Leaked Patent Info

IP Law 360

A Greece-based technology company has sued Ladas & Parry LLP in New York federal court, alleging that the firm sent proprietary information to a third party while the company had an attorney-client agreement with the firm.

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Federal Circuit Finds Application of Printed Matter Doctrine Too Expansive

JD Supra Law

During an inter partes review (IPR) initiated by Ingenico, the PTAB found certain claims from three patents held by IOEngine to be unpatentable. The patents at issue are directed to secure communications for portable devices used with a terminal (e.g., desktop computer) for user input. On appeal (IOENGINE LLC v. Ingenico Inc), IOEngine argued that the PTAB incorrectly construed “interactive user interface” and incorrectly applied the printed matter doctrine.

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Serie A Legal Action Claims Cloudflare Helps Pirates Evade Piracy Shield

TorrentFreak

During the first week of April 2024, the CEO of top Italian football league Serie A was brimming with confidence. Luigi De Siervo said that Piracy Shield, Italy’s brand new anti-piracy blocking system, was having such an effect that “No pirate can sleep peacefully.” Those who doubted its capabilities, he implied, should note what Serie A investigators were seeing on pirate Telegram channels after the system’s launch; ‘excitement’ apparently, but of what kind w

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3 Count: Cheater Cheater

Plagiarism Today

Bungie wins a jury verdict against a cheat maker, Japan seeks help stopping anime/manga piracy and DAZN posts about boxing piracy. The post 3 Count: Cheater Cheater appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Abbott, Dexcom Call For New Glucose Monitor Patent Trial

IP Law 360

Just over two months after a jury in Wilmington handed down a mixed verdict in a patent lawsuit over glucose monitors, both sides are now asking the judge to give them another trial.

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The Limit Does Not Exist: No Time Limitation on Copyright Damages  

JD Supra Law

Warner Chappell Music v. Nealy, No. 22-1078, 601 U.S. (2024) - On May 9, 2024, the Supreme Court held that copyright owners may obtain damages beyond the three-year statute of limitations under the Copyright Act. As this case originated from a circuit that applies the discovery rule to the Copyright Act, the Supreme Court assumed that the discovery rule applied and deferred its determination on that issue.

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AI Models Reveal Pro-Copyright Bias By Shutting Down Piracy Research

TorrentFreak

Good news concerning AI development often finds itself dampened by reports of models hallucinating, providing misleading responses, or simply inventing facts that are anything but. This week Michael Kearns of Penn Engineering wrote about “model disgorgement,” a potential solution that forces models to purge themselves of “content that leads to copyright infringement or biased responses.” From our admittedly very narrow perspective, that proposition couldn’t be more ironic.

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Singapore Subsidiary vs. Singapore Branch Office: Key Differences

Cogency Global

What this is : A foreign company keen to conduct business in Singapore may choose between 2 major types of legal entities, namely a Singapore branch office or a subsidiary company. What this means : Depending on the type of legal entity, key considerations such as annual compliance requirements and tax treatments may vary significantly. It is, therefore, crucial for foreign enterprises to choose the type of legal entity properly so as to avoid any undesired regulatory or cost issues.

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How AI Cos. Can Cope With Shifting Copyright Landscape

IP Law 360

In the evolving landscape of artificial intelligence, recent legal disputes have focused on the utilization of copyrighted material to train algorithms, meaning companies should be aware of fair use implications and possible licensing solutions for AI users, say Michael Hobbs and Justin Tilghman at Troutman Pepper.

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The Ownership Debate: Intellectual Property in AI. Who Does It Belong To?

JD Supra Law

With the rise in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in all forms, the question is becoming more present than ever – who owns the intellectual property in a work created with the use of AI?

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How Web Content Consumption Has Evolved

Likelihood of Confusion

Far be it from me to be a malcontent, but one problem we have around here is that the copyright and trademark statutes have changed very little to reflect the way we consume “content” today — or, worse, especially in the case of copyright, they represent a rearguard action amounting to denial of this change, […] The post How Web Content Consumption Has Evolved appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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Expend4bles: 3,000 Canadians Targeted in Federal Court Piracy Sweep

TorrentFreak

According to The Numbers , the most financially successful movie franchise of all time is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Generating almost $30 billion at the worldwide box office, its closest rival is Star Wars, with just $10.3 billion. In 198th place with a still-respectable $840 million is The Expendables franchise. While not at the top of the heap here, none of the competition would have a chance of beating this series if legal action against members of the public was a competition.

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27 States Urge Fed. Circ. To Back Idaho 'Patent Troll' Law

IP Law 360

Attorneys general from 27 states, along with tech industry lobbying groups, have thrown their support behind Micron Technology Inc.'s argument in its fight at the Federal Circuit that Idaho's law barring "bad faith" allegations of patent infringement is constitutional.

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Section 230 Applies to Publication of Court Documents–Medina v. Microsoft

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

In 2014, Medina sued Microsoft. Microsoft’s filings made some unredacted disclosures about Medina that were repeated in an unredacted court opinion, and those documents appeared on several websites that publish court documents. In 2020, Medina got the disclosures from the 2014 case sealed. He then sued the court document repository websites (and other defendants) for defamation, false advertising, and more.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm: Why Bill S-210 Could Mandate CRTC-Backed Age Verification For Streaming Services Like Netflix, Crave and CBC Gem

Michael Geist

There are many reasons to be concerned about Bill S-210 , the mandated age verification bill that raises significant privacy and freedom of expression risks and which is being improbably backed by Conservative MPs. The bill would mandate age verification technologies that the Privacy Commissioner of Canada says creates concern given missing safeguards , it establishes website blocking that government officials warn could undermine net neutrality and an open Internet, and its broad scope goes bey

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Cox Appeals Billion Dollar Piracy Verdict Over ‘Concealed Evidence’

TorrentFreak

Late 2019, Internet provider Cox Communications lost its legal battle against a group of major record labels, including Sony and Universal. Following a two-week trial, a Virginia jury held Cox liable for its pirating subscribers. The ISP failed to disconnect repeat infringers and was ordered to pay $1 billion in damages. Cox challenged the verdict through several routes and, earlier this year, booked a partial victory.

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Samsung Strikes First With Smart Ring IP Suit Against Oura

IP Law 360

Samsung has yet to announce a release date for its new Galaxy Ring brand of wearable, health-tracking devices, but it has filed an intellectual property suit in California federal court Thursday targeting a Finnish startup that makes its own line of smart rings.

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The Grand Tour of German Automotive—Overview

Christopher Roser

In 2017-18, I had the chance to visit factories of all seven Japanese car makers as part of my Grand Tour of Japanese Automotive. In the last few weeks, I had the chance to repeat this for Germany and do a Grand Tour of German Automotive. Let me show you what I saw and what. Read more The post The Grand Tour of German Automotive—Overview first appeared on AllAboutLean.com.

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"A S LIVE FOREVER" Fails-to-Function as a Service Mark for Online Retail Store Services, Says TTAB

The TTABlog

Last year, the Board affirmed a refusal to register the proposed mark A S LIVE FOREVER , in the stylized form shown below, for various goods in 14 classes, finding that the phrase fails to function as a trademark. [ TTABlogged here ]. The same applicant met the same fate in this attempt to register that same phrase for "Online retail store services featuring clothing, jewelry, bags, gifts, home goods, hats, blankets, mugs, belts, branded gift bags, floor mats, keychains, novelty toys for playing