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What Winnie-the-Pooh Lapsing into the Public Domain Really Means

Plagiarism Today

On January 1, 2022, works that were first published in the year 1926 lapsed into the public domain. Though the list of works that includes is long, some bigger names include Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and Dorothy Parker’s Enough Rope.

What Lies Ahead for Canada in 2022 from a Copyright and Content Perspective?

Hugh Stephens Blog

As I noted in my year-end wrap up a couple of weeks ago, some of the copyright and content related issues that were under discussion in Canada in 2021 will likely move forward in a more aggressive way this year.

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EMP&A Accepting Summer Internship Applications

Erik K Pelton

Summer is around the corner, which means we are seeking law student(s) for a paid IP/Trademark internship from May/June – July/August 2022.

Artificial Intelligence and IP: UK IPO consults a second time

JD Supra Law

At the end of October 2021, the UK Intellectual Property Office launched its second consultation on artificial intelligence.

5 Copyright Stories to Watch in 2022

Plagiarism Today

A new year is upon us and, while 2021 proved that a new year doesn’t mean a fresh start, it is still an opportunity to both reflect on the past and look ahead. To that end, 2022 is looking to be a major year for copyright in a myriad of ways.

“Popcorn Time” Shuts Down Due to a Lack of Use

TorrentFreak

When the original Popcorn Time application launched eight years ago, we billed it as the “ Netflix for Pirates.” ” The software offered a clean and easy-to-use interface to stream pirated movies and TV shows, all powered by BitTorrent. Rivaling Hollywood and Netflix.

A Look Back at India’s Top IP Developments of 2021

SpicyIP

Cup of coffee, pen and notepad on wooden background. Top view. Image from here. Here’s wishing all our readers a very happy, safe, and healthy new year!

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When Admitted Plagiarism Doesn’t Cause a Retraction

Plagiarism Today

Yesterday, Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch posted a truly amazing story. It’s a tale of inaction, even when everyone is asking for it. The story begins in December 2020.

DMCA-Circumventing Cheat Maker Uses DMCA to Take Down Cracked Copy

TorrentFreak

Over the past couple of years a number of high-profile lawsuits have been filed against individuals and groups who create cheating software for videogames.

2021 Patent Grants

Patently-O

Total utility patent grants are down about 7% for calendar year 2021. Still the total ranks as the third highest of all time. The Office has almost eliminated unwanted delay in examination. Right now the delay is about 17 months from filing to first office-action.

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New Year, New Trademark Proceedings

JD Supra Law

This year kicked off with new tools to help brand owners protect and enforce their marks. The use of a trademark in commerce is an important aspect of U.S. trademark law; however, an increasing number of trademark registrations have been obtained and maintained for marks that are not in use in U.S.

3 Count: Breaking Up

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: 9th Circuit Breaks Up Copyright Class Action Over Concert Archives.

Huge New Global Anti-Piracy Coalition Will Tackle Manga & Anime Piracy

TorrentFreak

In the summer of 2017, some of the world’s largest entertainment groups formed a huge coalition with a mission to reduce online piracy. Comprised of more than 30 companies, the Alliance for Creativity is now at the forefront of global anti-piracy enforcement.

Copyright Cases in 2021: A Year In Review

Copyright Alliance

2021 was a roller coaster of highs and lows in copyright litigation. A much-anticipated Supreme Court decision left many scratching their heads, while the Second and Ninth Circuits brought a […]. The post Copyright Cases in 2021: A Year In Review appeared first on Copyright Alliance. Policy

FDA Biosimilar Approval Recap – 2021

JD Supra Law

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved four biosimilar drugs in 2021 under the provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA, codified at 42 U.S.C. § 262) as part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (colloquially known as "Obamacare").

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3 Count: Sealed with a Kiss

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Authors Win $7.8 Million Default Judgment in Global Piracy Lawsuit.

Five ‘Fantastic’ Piracy Predictions for 2022

TorrentFreak

With the empty bottles of sparkling liquid still on the table, TorrentFreak plans to tread into uncharted waters today. We don’t make predictions every year, but when we do, they usually take a while to come true.

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Two New Intellectual Property Laws Now in Effect – at Least in Theory

McBayer IP Blog

Posted In copyright , Intellectual Property , streaming Two intellectual property (“IP”) pieces of legislation were tucked into Congress’ 2020 federal omnibus spending bill, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021,” and since it is now 2022, we thought it would be a good time to check in on those laws.

Strategic IP Considerations of Batteries and Energy Storage Solutions

JD Supra Law

The lithium-ion battery, introduced commercially in 1991, revolutionized the consumer electronics industry.

3 Count: Calling Duty

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Activision Sues Yet Another Call Of Duty Warzone Cheat Distributor.

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Record Labels Still Want to Know if Piracy Trial Jurors Read TorrentFreak

TorrentFreak

The “repeat infringer” issue remains a hot topic in US courts and several ISPs have been sued over the years. These Internet providers stand accused of not doing enough to stop copyright infringers on their networks, even after receiving multiple ‘copyright infringement’ notifications.

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It's about time to give the music producer her/his copyright due

The IPKat

Kat friend Dr. Aleksandra Sewerynik shares her periodic insights on copyright in the recording industry, this time in connection with the rights of the music producer. Every songwriting process is a different story.

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Federal Circuit Upholds a Silent Written Description

JD Supra Law

In a precedential opinion this week, the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court judgment in favor of Novartis Pharmaceuticals, in an appeal brought by HEC Pharm challenging the written description in Novartis’s 9,187,405 patent. By: Snell & Wilmer

3 Count: No More Popcorn

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Popcorn Time, the Piracy App That Spooked Netflix, Shuts Down.

YouTube Rippers Oppose $82 Million ‘Piracy’ Damages Recommendation

TorrentFreak

Last October, the RIAA secured a major victory in its piracy lawsuit against YouTube-rippers FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com and their Russian operator Tofig Kurbanov.

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What Does the Future Hold for Semantic Search in Science?

Velocity of Content

Many years ago, when I was learning about “command languages” used in online search tools such as DIALOG and BRS, I recall asking about certain strange (to me) groups of characters that made no natural-language sense to me, the first time I saw them.

New year, new patent rules for excess claim fees and continued examination in Canada

JD Supra Law

Consider requesting examination of your Canadian patent applications now to avoid potential fees - Last summer, the Government of Canada issued draft regulations introducing claim fees and a continued examination scheme for Canadian patent applications.

What is the difference between being separated and being divorced?

Nelligan Law

Reading Time: 2 minutes Spouses are ‘separated’ when one person in the relationship has withdrawn from the relationship without any reasonable prospect of reconciliation or resumption of cohabitation. This means that you can be married and separated at the same time.

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Anti-Piracy Outfit Rightscorp’s Corporate Status is Void Due to Unpaid Tax Bills

TorrentFreak

Backed by the RIAA, several major music industry companies have taken some of the largest U.S. Internet providers to court. The music companies accuse these providers of failing to terminate the accounts of the most egregious pirates by ignoring millions of copyright infringement notices.

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Cooperative Apartment Corporations Receive Relief from 2019 HSTPA Severe Provisions

GDB Firm Blog

On December 22, 2021, Governor Hochul signed into law L2021, Ch 789, thereby relieving cooperatives from certain restrictions that were imposed under the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (the "HSTPA").

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Failure to Show a Reasonable Expectation of Success Dooms Obviousness Allegations

JD Supra Law

In Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Corcept Therapeutics, Inc.,1

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Trademark misuse at the AIPLA

Likelihood of Confusion

Down at the bottom of this post is a PDF of my paper, included in the CLE materials for a panel on which I was a participant at the American. The post Trademark misuse at the AIPLA appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. IP Institutions AIPLA INTA Overreaching

Tarantino’s NFT Auction Goes Ahead Despite Miramax Copyright Lawsuit

TorrentFreak

Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, have been booming over the past year. People are willing to pay millions of dollars in return for the rights to unique digital assets as well as any perks that come with them. These NFTs are not without copyright issues.

An Ounce of Trademark Protection is Worth a Pound of Curing a Trademark Dispute

Erik K Pelton

What does Benjamin Franklin have to do with trademark protection and trademark disputes? Erik shares five reasons why trademark registration at the USPTO is so valuable. The post An Ounce of Trademark Protection is Worth a Pound of Curing a Trademark Dispute appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. What does Benjamin Franklin have to do with trademark protection and trademark disputes? Erik shares five reasons why trademark registration at the USPTO is so valuable.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Accord Healthcare, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2022)

JD Supra Law

When does the absence of evidence turn into evidence of absence, and when does such absence amount to an adequate written description of the absence of a step of a method claim?

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Patent Abandonment: Why It Matters

IP.com

When inventors, patent lawyers, and IP teams talk about patent abandonment, there are multiple practices they could be referring to. A patent or patent application can be abandoned at multiple. The post Patent Abandonment: Why It Matters appeared first on IP.com - IP Innovation and Analytics.

YouTube’s Innovative Content ID is No Substitute For Humankind’s Greatest Gift

TorrentFreak

Copyright infringement disputes come in many shapes and sizes. They can be entirely justified, cynically malicious but, in most cases, utterly frustrating for at least one of the parties.