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Is Arial a Plagiarism of Helvetica?

Plagiarism Today

In the world of typography, few conversations get as heated as Arial vs Helvetica. Here's the history of the two typefaces. The post Is Arial a Plagiarism of Helvetica? appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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25 Tips When Brainstorming a New Name

Erik K Pelton

Erik shares 25 tips to consider when brainstorming brand names in this episode of our 25 series. The post 25 Tips When Brainstorming a New Name appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. Erik shares 25 tips to consider when brainstorming brand names in this episode of our 25 series.

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‘Expensive’ Streaming Services Are a Key Reason for Americans to ‘Pirate’

TorrentFreak

For online media consumers, things have improved significantly over the years. More content is being made available on-demand than ever before. Netflix set the tone a decade ago by offering movies and TV series online as a convenient alternative to piracy. This worked well, so well that more than a dozen other streaming services were launched, all with their own exclusive releases.

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South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation Sued for Right of Publicity Violation

JD Supra Law

Vondran Legal® News: We have recently filed suit in the Los Angeles Superior Court against the South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation. Amazingly, they used photographs of two Defendants (who are working professionals who value their privacy) and used them in a series of advertisements in a local mall.

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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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The 5 Best Uses of the Copyright Claims Board

Plagiarism Today

The Copyright Claims Board is a powerful tool for resolving copyright disputes, but only in certain situations. Here are five to remember. The post The 5 Best Uses of the Copyright Claims Board appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Top 25 Benefits of a Registered Trademark

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video 25 Benefits of Trademark Registration. It allows the owner to use the ® symbol, which conveys a brand’s status and helps ward off Infringers. You appear in the USPTO database, so when other brands are searching and clearing new names, it helps avoid conflicts. By being in the database, examiners will automatically block any conflicting application for a similar name, similar goods and services, and likely to cause confusion.

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First duel between NFTs and copyright before the Spanish courts: NFTs 1 – Authors 0

Kluwer Copyright Blog

The rise in popularity of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has attracted a great deal of attention from copyright practitioners and aficionados. And why is that? Basically, because an NFT is an encoded digital metadata file of a copy of a work that can be copyright protected. That is, in an NFT there can be an underlying copy of a work of art –typically an image, photograph, piece of music, video or certain audiovisual content– that may be subject to copyright.

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3 Count: Falling Out of Favor

Plagiarism Today

Internet Archive files final brief in appeal, games studios against copyright exemptions and Fallout memes get taken down. The post 3 Count: Falling Out of Favor appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Celebrating World IP Day: Is the Innovative Future Sustainable?

IP Watchdog

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) established World IP Day (WIPD) 19 years ago to celebrate the day on which the WIPO Convention entered into force: April 26, 1970. And this year, WIPO has set as the theme for World IP Day 2024, “IP and the SDGs: Building our common future with innovation and creativity.” According to WIPO’s website, in order to reach the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), “we need to re-think how we live, work and play.

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USPTO Issues Guidance on Using Artificial Intelligence Tools

JD Supra Law

On April 10, 2024, the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) announced guidance regarding the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools before the USPTO.

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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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Without Undue Experimentation vs Without Any Experiments

Patently-O

by Dennis Crouch I was rereading the Supreme Court’s recent enablement decision of Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi , 598 U.S. 594 (2023) and was struck by the Supreme Court’s statement that its 19th Century decision of Wood v. Underhill , 46 U.S. 1 (1847) “establish[ed] that a specification may call for a reasonable amount of experimentation to make and use a patented invention.” This statement from Amgen is surprising because Chief Justice Taney’s decision in Wood includes a

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3 Count: Expensive TikTok

Plagiarism Today

TikTok user Trefuego ordered to pay $800K over unlicensed sample, Nigerian Copyright Commission claims new powers and more. The post 3 Count: Expensive TikTok appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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‘Smart IPTV’ App Blocked By ISPs, Despite it Carrying Zero Illegal Streams

TorrentFreak

In a world where users can have their own ChatGPT-like AI instances up and running on their own PCs, in just a handful of minutes, for zero spend and completely legally, the app experience on smart TVs rarely fails to disappoint. Yet when smart TV users somehow manage to clunk their way through, say, LG’s menus, and then avoid the avalanche of distractions that exist purely to break their will, only disappointment lies ahead for the IPTV-curious.

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Dave Rowntree is Suing the UK Performing Rights Society Over Misallocation of Unmatched Royalties (Black Box)

The Trichordist

According to press reports, Dave Rowntree of Blur filed the UK equivalent of a class action lawsuit against PRS (the UK version of ASCAP and BMI).

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GSK Hits Pfizer And BioNTech With COVID Vaccine Patent Suit

IP Law 360

GlaxoSmithKline alleged in a suit filed Thursday in Delaware federal court that the COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and BioNTech infringe five of its patents on mRNA technology, the latest in a series of lawsuits over the vaccines that have generated tens of billions of dollars in revenue.

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3 Count: Owning the Doge

Plagiarism Today

Former Amazon employee claims company ignored AI copyright warnings, Vietnam convicts pirate site operator and crypto group buys Doge rights. The post 3 Count: Owning the Doge appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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‘BestBuyIPTV’ Operator Sentenced in Vietnam’s First Ever Online Piracy Conviction

TorrentFreak

In recent years, copyright holders have paid close attention to a growing number of large piracy services with connections to Vietnam. Popular brands including Fmovies, AniWave, 123movies, BestBuyIPTV, 2embed, and Y2mate are all linked to the Asian country, which was recently branded a ‘piracy haven’ BestBuyIPTV Conviction To curb this trend, western rightsholders have been working with local authorities to bring local investigations and enforcement efforts up to par.

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SCOTUS Scraps Vanda’s Bid for Guidance on Obviousness Standard

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Supreme Court today denied a petition for certiorari seeking clarification from the Court on the proper standard for a showing of obviousness. Vanda Pharmaceuticals filed the petition following the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s (CAFC’s) May 2023 decision invalidating Vanda’s patent on a method of using the drug tasimelteon to treat Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder.

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Meta Secures Partial Trim Of Video Technology Patent Row

IP Law 360

A federal judge has narrowed a suit accusing Meta Platforms Inc. of infringing patents related to video technology, throwing out one of VideoLabs' patents but letting the patent owner keep moving forward with another.

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With Plagiarism, the Problem is Not DEI, But Academia

Plagiarism Today

Though recent plagiarism allegations have targeted DEI officials and supporters, the issue lies with academia as a whole. The post With Plagiarism, the Problem is Not DEI, But Academia appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Why Innovation in Drug Development Depends on a Successful Scientific Content Strategy

Velocity of Content

“Why do life science companies need to discover new scientific content?” Innovation is at the heart of every successful company out there, no matter the size. It is about generating new ideas that solve problems or build on existing solutions, like improving patient treatments and meeting unmet medical needs. In my 30-year career, I have been fortunate to work alongside many brilliant scientists, and one thing they tend to have in common is that they’re very well read.

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Why Generative AI is Doomed

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

I was honored to deliver this year’s Nies Lecture at Marquette University Law School , with the provocative (but, I hope, accurately descriptive) title “Generative AI is Doomed.” My remarks. This is my first contribution to the AI academic literature. As you can see, I take a contrarian stance about the direction that regulation is heading.

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Judge Reopens Allstate Trade Secrets Case Against Ex-Agent

IP Law 360

A Colorado federal judge has partially reopened a case alleging that a former Allstate exclusive agent poached customers for another agency, directing the ex-agent to explain why he shouldn't be held in contempt in the lawsuit.

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3 Count: Non-Infringing Tattoos

Plagiarism Today

Tattoo artist loses copyright trial, India rules some textbooks can't be copyright protected and CBS takes down massive review. The post 3 Count: Non-Infringing Tattoos appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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UMKC School of Law Wins National Patent Application Drafting Competition

Patently-O

By Chris Holman Last week the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office announced the winner of this year’s National Patent Application Drafting Competition (NPADC), the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. I teach patent law at UMKC, and was privileged to travel to Alexandria with the team of UMKC students (pictured below, from left to right, Will Knutson, Mark Trompeter, Joe Hooper, and Lukas Fields) to watch them compete and ultimately triumph in the final round of the competition.

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Premier League Wants GoDaddy to Identify Live Streaming Pirates

TorrentFreak

England is widely regarded as the ‘home of football’ and the Premier League is its top competition, drawing hundreds of millions of viewers from all over the world. Aside from the sportive stakes, the Premier League also has a vested interest in selling broadcast rights. These rights generate billions of pounds in revenue per year; a staggering amount unmatched by any other football league.

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What Law Firms Should Know Amid Rise In DQ Motions

IP Law 360

As disqualification motions proliferate, law firms need to be aware of the types of conflicts that most often lead to disqualification, the types of attorneys who may be affected and how to reduce their exposure to these motions, says Matthew Henderson at Hinshaw.

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Are We Heading Toward SOPA/PIPA 2024?

Plagiarism Today

The MPA has announced that it wants to reintroduce site blocking to the US. Are we heading toward a SOPA/PIPA rematch? The post Are We Heading Toward SOPA/PIPA 2024? appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Book bans deserve opposition, but not debate.

The Illusion of More

The Authors Guild, of which I am a member, has filed an amicus brief asking the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a lower court ruling that Iowa’s book ban law is unconstitutional. And of course it is. The subject barely warrants legal examination because it is impossible to draft a content-focused general book […] The post Book bans deserve opposition, but not debate. appeared first on The Illusion of More.

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New Piracy Shield Legal Challenge Filed at Italy’s Council of State

TorrentFreak

Since its launch early February, Italy’s Piracy Shield system and its operators have been at the center of a series of controversies. From blocking innocent platforms and bizarre public denials claiming that never actually happened , to the leaking of Piracy Shield source code online and claims that didn’t happen either , a more difficult debut would be hard to imagine.

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Ex-Gov. Huckabee Says Bloomberg Can't Duck Copyright Suit

IP Law 360

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has urged a New York federal court not to dismiss Bloomberg from his proposed class action alleging copyright infringement of e-books to train the media company's large language model, arguing the business cannot lean on a fair use defense to toss the complaint at this stage.

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Deliberating Colonial Policies to Understand the Causes behind Tribal Revolts in the Chota Nagpur Plateau – Part I

IP and Legal Filings

Research Problem Examining the role of colonial policies in bringing such a socio-political situation in Tribal lives that they resorted to revolt against the Britishers. Research Objectives To find out the cause, rationale, and repercussions of eminent domain on Tribal lives. To understand the political awakening among the Tribals. To analyse the role of local tribal leaders in realising their objective of ‘Abua raj.

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5x5 Summit: Commerce Agencies Work Together to Advance Public Safety Communications

U.S. Department of Commerce

5x5 Summit: Commerce Agencies Work Together to Advance Public Safety Communications April 24, 2024 KCPullen@doc.gov Wed, 04/24/2024 - 15:36 First responder network This June, two agencies within the U.S. Department of Commerce are coming together to advance communications technology for public safety. The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Public Safety Communications Research Division (NIST PSCR) have complemented each o

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LaLiga Targets Apple & Google Bosses For Failing to ‘Remote Delete’ IPTV App

TorrentFreak

Spain found itself at the center of a worldwide controversy last month when it was revealed that various rightsholders had somehow managed to convince a local judge to block Telegram in its entirety. Under intense pressure, the judge quickly rolled back the decision after an advisor concluded that the planned measure was massively disproportionate. Just weeks later, a row over an app that’s no longer available from any official app store, seems to be heading towards another controversy and

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Fed. Circ. Defines Foreign IP Damages, Raises New Questions

IP Law 360

In Brumfield v. IBG, the Federal Circuit recently clarified which standard determines the extraterritoriality of the patent statute after the U.S. Supreme Court's WesternGeco decision, opening a new avenue of damages for foreign activities resulting from certain domestic activities while also creating some thorny questions, say Amol Parikh and Ian Howard at McDermott.

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