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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.

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.

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.

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Only in Your Dreams: Patent Stakeholders Share Their IP Wishes for the New Year

IP Watchdog

It's New Year's Day 2022, and as we do each year at this time, we asked our readers to weigh in on their “wildest dreams” for IP in the upcoming year (though I tend to agree with one commenter below who said, “I don’t dream about IP…if you do, seek immediate professional help.”)

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


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!

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


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.

The Road Ahead: Predicting IP Developments to Watch in 2022

IP Watchdog

Once again, this year we asked a selection of IP stakeholders to weigh in on what important IP events they see unfolding in the year ahead. While crystal balls were not required, respondents were encouraged to take their best educated guesses about what the future holds for IP in 2022.

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Silence May Support Negative Claim Limitation

JD Supra Law

NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS v. ACCORD HEALTHCARE INC. Before Moore, Linn, and O’Malley. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.

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


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.

Federal Circuit Says Intel Can Appeal Qualcomm IPRs Despite Lack of Infringement Suit

IP Watchdog

On December 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a pair of precedential decisions in appeals raised by chipmaker Intel.

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: 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


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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Right-to-Repair: Building Back Worse

IP Watchdog

A recent recommendation by the U.S. Copyright Office allowing for the bypassing of technological protection measures (TPMs) in medical devices for purposes of repair, maintenance and service has been adopted and immediately put into effect. This is bad news for patient safety.

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

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.

Record Labels Still Want to Know if Piracy Trial Jurors Read 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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Tillis Backs Vidal for USPTO Head, Dubbing Her a ‘Visionary Leader’

IP Watchdog

Senator Thom Tillis has come out on the record in support of Kathi Vidal to be the next Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), on the eve of a Senate Judiciary Committee vote on her confirmation.

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: 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


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

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Federal Circuit Says PTAB Erred by Accepting Stipulation of Parties

IP Watchdog

According to Judge Taranto, when the issue of indefiniteness of claims is raised in an IPR the challenge is not merely a contest between the petitioner and the patent owner, but rather protects the interests of the judicial system, the agency, and the public.

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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.

Conducting a Trademark Search in India – Everything You Must Know


The Trade Marks Act, 1999 governs and deals with the mechanism of registration, protection, and illegal use of trademarks in India.

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


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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Chief Justice Orders Review of Venue, Case Assignment for Patent Cases in Western District of Texas

IP Watchdog

While Chief Justice Roberts did not mention the Western District of Texas by name, that is what he is concerned about, which is clear from his reference to Senators expressing concern— concern that has been expressed relative to patent case assignment in the Western District of Texas.

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.

Creative Director and Art Director: Creative Hobby to Creative Career

Art Law Journal

Creative and Art Directors may be two different roles but they’re only as strong as the teams they cultivate. Find out about a career in this path! The post Creative Director and Art Director: Creative Hobby to Creative Career appeared first on Art Business Journal.

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


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.