Pride in Patent Ownership Act

Patently-O

A bipartisan pair of Senators have proposed the “ Pride in Patent Ownership Act.” ” The premise is that if you own a patent, you should be proud to own the patent — and actually record your ownership interest. by Dennis Crouch.

‘Fractional Ownership’ Patent is Offered as an NFT by Celebrity-Laden Auctioneer OpenSea Systems

IP Close Up

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Copyright Ownership with Independent Contractors

Sander Law

Copyright Ownership with Independent Contractors. Ownership of Copyright. Additionally, in order to transfer the copyright ownership from the contractor to you, a written assignment document is needed and it must be signed by the contractor.

A NFT Primer on Potential IP Ownership Legal Issues

JD Supra Law

Carolyn Toto recently joined host Joel Simon on his Industry Insights podcast continue the discussion of non-fungible tokens, related IP ownership issues and more.

Patent Ownership and No Opinion Judgments

Patently-O

The patentee lost on a motion to dismiss with the district court holding that BobCar had not proven its ownership rights. No ownership => no standing to sue. . In the end, the district court dismissed the case — finding insufficient evidence of ownership.

Copyright Ownership in State Board Textbooks: Impediments to Accessibility

SpicyIP

In this post, I look at the question of the government’s copyright ownership in State Board textbooks, and its implications on access to knowledge and education. Smartphone ownership levels among rural households with school going children have doubled to 62% in 2020 from 36% in 2018.

Copyright Ownership of Movies and Films in Canada: Who’s on First?

IPilogue

Something has recently gone awry with the law of copyright ownership in a movie or other film — a “cinematographic work”, as s. Part I of the Act deals with the ownership of copyright in works. 13 are the only ones that deal with the ownership of copyright in works. 24) deals with first ownership of copyright in subject-matter other than works: performer’s performances, sound recordings, and communication signals. 13(1)’s grant of first ownership to the work’s author.

[Video] Risk Prevention Strategies: Ownership of Employee-Developed Inventions and Intellectual Property

JD Supra Law

But how should employers address the ownership of intellectual property created by their employees in the course of their employment? Companies often hire employees to develop new products, improve processes, create new technologies, and develop new markets.

Apple's "buy" button that doesn't result in ownership may mislead consumers

43(B)log

Andino v. Apple, Inc., 2021 WL 1549667, No. 2:20-cv-01628-JAM-AC (E.D. 20, 2021) iTunes allows consumers to “Rent” or “Buy” movies, television shows, music and other content. Renting is less expensive; buying leads the content to appear in a consumer’s “Purchased” folder.

Ownership of Inventions By Former Employers: Lessons after Bio-Rad v. ITC

JD Supra Law

The situation is familiar: an employee leaves one company to go work for another, or perhaps to found her own start-up. She may be working on the same problems that she faced at her former workplace, and in the same technological space. By: Proskauer - Minding Your Business

Ownership economy: The world will break into pieces

CopyrightsWorld

Giving everyone ownership over the value they create. Companies will need to share tokens, equity, and ownership to their communities. The post Ownership economy: The world will break into pieces first appeared on The #1 Copyright Protection Service | CopyrightsWorld.

Behind Wiggin & Dana's $10M Plan To Diversify Biz Ownership

IP Law 360

Last year, as worldwide unrest over George Floyd's murder fueled demands for equity and accountability in multiple professions, Connecticut-based law firm Wiggin and Dana LLP publicly committed to provide $10 million in free legal services in 10 years for businesses owned by people from historically marginalized communities

A Tale of Two Authors: Determining Ownership Rights of Novels Adapted for Theatre

JD Supra Law

The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit vacated the district court’s opinion and order that Roberto Ramos Perea, the playwright who adapted the novels of prominent Puerto Rican author Enrique Laguerre for theatre, was not a proper copyright owner. Perea v. Editorial Cultural Inc., Case Nos.

Authorship of photographs and ownership of image rights in Nigeria: Banire v NTA-Star TV Network Ltd

The IPKat

The attention of this SpecialKat was recently drawn to the decision of the Nigerian Court of Appeal in Banire v NTA-Star TV Network Ltd regarding the question of authorship and ownership of copyright in photographs used for advertising purposes and the issue of image rights in Nigeria.

Bio-Rad Co-ownership Defense Fails at the CAFC

IP Intelligence

However, we will focus on an argument advanced by Bio-Rad regarding a co-ownership defense.

[Webinar] Risk Prevention Strategies: Ownership of Employee-Developed Inventions and Intellectual Property - September 29th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

JD Supra Law

But how should employers address the ownership of intellectual property created by their employees in the course of their employment? Companies often hire employees to develop new products, improve processes, create new technologies, and develop new markets.

Transparency around patent ownership is good, market says, but new proposals to mandate it has flaws

IAM Magazine

Experts embrace the Leahy/Tillis bill’s aims, but warn it could create unwelcome, new overhead costs and administrative burdens. Analysis Analysis: Policy Law & Policy Patents Transactions

Who Owns Archaeological Treasures and Artifacts

Art Law Journal

Public Policy Historical OwnershipSteve Schlackman. The treaties and laws around archaeological treasures and cultural heritage sites makes it difficult to know who owns the artifacts from the discoveries.

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Patenting Inventions Produced in the Course of Employment: Rights and Obligations of Private and Public Sector Employees in Canada

IPilogue

The Patent Act contains no express provisions pertaining to the ownership of inventions produced by an employee during the course of their employment. A written contract including an express contractual term contrary to the presumption of employee ownership also overrides the common law rule.

Freedoms With Property Ownership Are Not Absolute - Your Rights As An Owner Resident In A Multiple Dwelling

GDB Firm Blog

However, unit ownership in a multiple dwelling is not free from restriction For many - one of the allures of owning real estate in Manhattan is that owners are afforded certain liberties and freedoms that renters do not otherwise have.

Legendary: Anita Baker Reclaims Masters

IPilogue

Ownership of masters within the music industry has become a contentious and popular matter, particularly after Taylor Swift’s legal battle resulted in her re-recording her greatest hits. Natalie Bravo is an IPilogue Writer and a 2L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. .

Remixing and Remastering Music in US Copyright Law: Some Reflections after Arty v Marshmello

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Gutierrez held that Arty had contractually given up ownership of the rights over remix composition, and therefore had no grounds to sue. The first is that remixers who want to claim ownership of the copyright over their remixes should specify that in the contract.

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Australian court says that AI can be an inventor: what does it mean for authors?

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Australia Authorship Case Law Copyright Ownership AI artificial intelligence author inventor patentImage by chenspec on Pixabay. In July this year, the Federal Court of Australia handed down a decision in Stephen L.

Warner Bros. Seeks to Muzzle Rin Tin Tin Lawsuit

Copyright Lately

In other words, while Rin Tin Tin’s chain of title and ownership history may be a mess, it’s a mess that needs to be resolved under state law. Legal Filings Co-Ownership Motion Pictures

Copyright case: Di Angelo Publications Inc. v. Kelley, USA

Kluwer Copyright Blog

The dispute between a makeup artist and her publisher over ownership of the copyright to a makeup guide raised a question of federal law and thus could be heard in federal court, the U.S. Case Law Ownership USA

IP Assignments

Sander Law

from a sole proprietor to a corporation) or changes its name , you should use an IP Assignment to formally transfer the ownership of the IP from the old company name to the new one. Employees & IP Ownership. General IP Assignments IP OwnershipIP Assignments.

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Sing It!Judge Rules Warner-Chappell Does Not Own Copyright in “Happy Birthday” Lyrics

Shades of Gray

It is at least theoretically possible that some other party could come forward and establish ownership. The resulting uncertainty highlights the problem of “orphan works” – works as to which it is very difficult, if not impossible, to establish ownership. Authorship Ownership Transfers authorship Central District of California formalities Happy Birthday ownership public domain

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First a Meme, Then a Cryptocurrency, and Now an $80 Billion Brand? Dogecoin Continues Its Rollercoaster Journey into the USPTO.

JD Supra Law

What first started as a meme featuring a fluffy dog with poor grammar has now resulted in a trademark fight over the ownership of an estimated $80 billion brand.

Moderna CAFC appeal could affect who gets covid vaccine revenues

IAM Magazine

The Federal Circuit yesterday heard oral arguments in IPR appeals that have significant potential consequences for ownership of lucrative mRNA technologies

The Blueprint Chiropractic Clinic: An Alignment of Opportunity and Mission

Legal Zoom

The path to business ownership is rarely a straight one. But as the story of twin chiropractors shows, necessity can act as a springboard to destiny

Domain name solicitation fraud – brand owners beware

JD Supra Law

Overview - It is a modern reality that with brand ownership comes the risk of trademark and domain name fraud. In this area, there has recently been a rise in email scams targeting brand owners by falsely claiming that domain name rights are in jeopardy.

A Copyright Law Horror Show for Producers of “Friday the 13th”

JD Supra Law

ownership rights to the work by terminating an earlier transfer of the U.S.

Be Careful When Claiming Adverse Possession -- Lose, And You May Be Guilty Of Trespass

GDB Firm Blog

Cases interpreting the revised adverse possession law reflect how hard it is to establish ownership of part of your neighbor's property. And if you fail to establish adverse possession, you may be liable for trespass

A Fine Line Between Co-Owner and Infringer

JD Supra Law

Can an employee’s unpatentable “idea”, conceived under a duty to assign intellectual property, give rise to co-ownership in an invention conceived after employment terminates?

Dolby hit with South Korean fine for breach of FRAND obligations

IAM Magazine

Country’s competition authority imposes 270 million won penalty on the company for abusing the bargaining position its ownership of SEPs created. Analysis Analysis: Legal Frand/SEPS Law & Policy Litigation Patents Technology Licensing

Dolby hit with South Korean fine for breach of FRAND obligations

IAM Magazine

Country’s competition authority imposes 270 million won penalty on the company for abusing the bargaining position its ownership of SEPs created. Analysis Analysis: Legal Frand/SEPS Law & Policy Litigation Patents Technology Licensing

Striking The Right Academic Research Deal As A Sponsor

IP Law 360

As industry funding of academic research continues to rise, lawyers advising sponsoring entities should understand the intricacies of negotiating research agreements, including those around deal structure, intellectual property ownership and licensing, and confidentiality of findings, says Catlan McCurdy at McCurdy.

Proposed Senate Patent Bills Seek Diversity, Transparency

IP Law 360

A pair of bipartisan bills introduced by the ranking member and chair of the Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee Tuesday aim to increase diversity among patent owners and require transparency concerning patent ownership

More fantasy sports litigation

Likelihood of Confusion

We wrote in the past about the bogus “right of publicity” issue and the unsuccessful attempt by major league sports to claim ownership in statistics and grab a piece of.

4 KEY TAKEAWAYS - Data as Intellectual & Other Types of Property: Risk Management, Asset Protection, & Beyond

JD Supra Law

The ownership of data can be a murky question. How does counsel help their company protect the company’s legal rights in its data? How does counsel help their company avoid violating the rights of others when using third-party data?

Understanding EULAs

Legal Zoom

An end-user license agreement (EULA) is a mechanism for a user to agree that the use of another's app, product, or concept does not transfer any ownership interest to the user

Dolby hit with South Korean fine for breach of FRAND obligations

IAM Magazine

Country’s competition authority imposes 270 million won penalty on the company for abusing the bargaining position its ownership of SEPs created. Analysis Analysis: Legal Frand/SEPS Law & Policy Litigation Patents Technology Licensing

Phanatic's 'Free Agent' Fight Ends In IP Suit Deal With Phillies

IP Law 360

The Philly Phanatic won't be wearing Yankees pinstripes or Astros orange any time soon, after the Philadelphia Phillies and the originators of the team's fuzzy green mascot reached a settlement in a lawsuit over ownership of the design, according to filings in a New York federal court