The Pride in Patent Ownership Act is Big Tech Boondoggling

IP Watchdog

The Pride in Patent Ownership Act, S.2774, is currently being attached to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Attaching the Pride in Patent Ownership Act to the NDAA means it will certainly become law.

US Inventor Arguments for Opposing the Pride in Patent Ownership Act Fall Short on the Merits

IP Watchdog

Last September, a bipartisan pair of Senators introduced the Pride in Patent Ownership Act, which, if passed, would add greatly-needed transparency to our patent system.


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Overview of Beneficial ownership in India

IP and Legal Filings

Beneficial Ownership. A beneficiary owner is defined as a natural person who owns or has control over a legal entity, such as a company, trust, or foundation, according to the OECD’s Beneficial Ownership Implementation Toolkit. [1]. INTRODUCTION.

Web 3.0 & the Transformation Of Intellectual Property Ownership


Furthermore, Intellectual property ownership, content ownership, and distribution are critical issues that must be addressed to avoid disputes. Web3, Content ownership & Intellectual Property. Intellectual Property Ownership.

Joint trademark “ownership”: Tea for two? (Best of 2016)

Likelihood of Confusion

The post Joint trademark “ownership”: Tea for two? Free Expression Best of the Year Joint Ownership Super Hero Superhero Trademark Yogi TeaOriginally published January 25, 2016.

Ownership of Musical works in Cinematographic films

Biswajit Sarkar Copyright Blog

Blogs Copyright Featured cinematographic films copyright musical works ownershipProducers of cinematographic films use musical works to invoke a range of feelings which improves the overall experience of the audience.

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.

IP Ownership in the M&E Industry

IP and Legal Filings

Intellectual Property Ownership. WIPO, [2]Shreya Negi , In-depth: Brands are winning the war for ownership of ideas, but ad agencies want a change, . [3] The post IP Ownership in the M&E Industry first appeared on IPLF. Introduction.

Ownership of Copyrights Patents and Trademarks are Created by Employees and Independent Contractors

IP and Legal Filings

This may be for a limited period and is only limited to publishing, rendering left of the ownership to the author. Conclusion: The Indian law has rightly maintained the harmony and the probable ownership between the employees and the proprietors.

Examining the Legality of NFT Ownership Through an IP Lens

The post Examining the Legality of NFT Ownership Through an IP Lens appeared first on - IP Innovation and Analytics. New technologies are occasionally so innovative that they enjoy their first months and years relatively unregulated.

Pride in Patent Ownership Act


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.

Protecting IP Ownership Rights During Brainstorming or Collaboration Sessions

JD Supra Law

If the parties decide to work together, they will most likely enter into a services agreement outlining their respective rights and obligations, including intellectual property (IP) ownership and commercialization rights.

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

IP Close Up

Airbnb Ashton Kutcher auctions brokerage Coinbase fractional ownership innovation IP transactions Kevin Durant Mark Cuban NFT Non Fungible Tokens patents Pinterest Reddit Technology Tesla tokenization

Be proactive about IP ownership

IAM Magazine

Therefore, employers are advised to take a number of steps to avoid disruptive issues over the ownership of intellectual property created by their employees Employees are not necessarily always renumerated for their patented or patentable inventions.

Be proactive about IP ownership

IAM Magazine

Therefore, employers are advised to take a number of steps to avoid disruptive issues over the ownership of intellectual property created by their employees Employees are not necessarily always renumerated for their patented or patentable inventions.

It’s Alive? The Open Question of Ownership over the Creations of an AI

JD Supra Law

From ownership in general to copyright and patent law, the answer is unclear. Who owns the creations of an artificial intelligence? By: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Traditional Tattoos on the Red Carpet: Continuing the Conversation of Collective Ownership


Collective Ownership Over Cultural Artwork. Canadian courts have not yet grappled with the issue of collective ownership of Indigenous artwork. The court was mostly silent on the issue of collective ownership, recognizing Bulun Bulun as the legal title holder.

On repatriation: Questions of copyright ownership and management of repatriated cultural heritage materials

The IPKat

Oriakhogba’s work is a timely reflection on approaches to navigate the complex terrain of using copyright laws to address issues of ownership, control and management inherent in or arising from repatriated (and/or "should-be-repatriated") cultural heritage materials.

New Book by Controversial Author Claims Software Ownership is “Killing” Innovation and Competition

IP Close Up

The author of a new book who was previously accused of employing junk economic science says that software ownership is damaging innovation and impeding U.S.

USPTO, Copyright Office Joint Study on NFTs Could Help Dispel Confusion About IP Ownership in Media Content Underlying Digital Assets

IP Watchdog

On November 23, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the U.S.

Copyright Ownership in State Board Textbooks: Impediments to Accessibility


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.

Tokenization, Ownership and Intellectual Property Rights

LexBlog IP

Blockchain-based transfers also make it easier to track ownership and automate the transfer of assets, leading to more liquidity, transparency, and accessibility. Transfer of Ownership Rights in the Underlying Asset. Ownership of an NFT does not necessarily amount to ownership of rights in the underlying asset that the token represents. For example, physical objects are subject to ownership rights.

IPSC Breakout Session 3, Language and Authorship/ownership


Ownership should require a lower burden of proof: comes from the relationship between the spouses and not from the connection to the creation. What Is the Relationship Between Language and Thought?: Linguistic Relativity and Its Implications for Section 230 and Copyright Christopher S.

Community Property and Patent Ownership


The basis for the argument was that the application that led to the patent-in-suit had been filed while Afana had been married (to Kassam) and, by operation of Texas’ community property law, Kassam had an ownership interest in the issued patent that had not been assigned to Mobile Equity and had not been joined as a co-plaintiff. Therefore, the Court finds that Kassem has no ownership interest in the Asserted Patents and Mobile Equity is the sole owner of the Asserted Patents.

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.

Supreme Court: Judicial Stock Ownership and the Requirements of Recusal


This standards-based statute is followed by a series of express rules, including the following on ownership: He shall also disqualify himself in the following circumstances: He knows that he, individually or as a fiduciary, or his spouse … has a financial interest … in a party to the proceeding. Placing stock in a trust did shift the ownership: A trust is legally owned by the trustee rather than his spouse. by Dennis Crouch.

Ownership economy: The world will break into pieces


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.

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


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.

IFI CLAIMS Rankings Show Increasing Role of Chinese Entities in U.S., Global Patent Ownership

IP Watchdog

patent recipients and active patent family owners, providing the IP world with a look at the patent ownership landscape that developed throughout the course of 2021. Today, patent data analytics firm IFI CLAIMS released its annual report of the top U.S.

[Guest post] Ownership of IP rights by DAOs – the future is nigh?

The IPKat

Here's what Marianna writes: Ownership of IP rights by DAOs – the future is nigh? Ownership of IP In a recent curious example, Spice DAO paid $3 million for an original 1975 copy of the Dune bible by Alejandro Jodorowsky.

NIH’s Fight for Ownership of Moderna’s COVID-19 Patent Highlights Hazards of Business Collaborations

IP Watchdog

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is at legal odds with Moderna, claiming that Moderna neglected to add three NIH scientists to Moderna’s patent application on a principal COVID-19 vaccine.

Ownership, Licensing, and Fair Use of Copyright for Webinars

Biswajit Sarkar Copyright Blog

While the copyright conditions in the user agreements of the applications in question are always important, it will be assumed for the purposes of this post that the apps do not claim ownership through these user agreements. Ownership of copyright in the lectures presented by the speakers.

Assignment and Recordation of Patent Ownership Rights

JD Supra Law

A patent has the attributes of intangible personal property - it can be sold or mortgaged; it may be bequeathed by a will; and it may pass to the heirs of a deceased patentee. The patent law provides for the transfer or sale of a patent, or of an application for patent, by an instrument in writing.

Patent Ownership and No Opinion Judgments


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.

Patent Infringement Verdict Nixed over Judge’s Stock Ownership

JD Supra Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a district court’s opinions and orders and remanded the case for further proceedings before a different district court judge because the original judge had failed to divest all financial interests in the case. By: McDermott Will & Emery

IPSC Panel 14 – Copyright Authorship & Ownership


Twain thought he should have ownership of his lectures—“my lecture was my property.” It’s not clear that giving Cord’s estate ownership would be social justice, but that’s a question worth asking. Prototypical 19 th case: Publishing agreement is silent on ownership; publisher complies w/formalities and author doesn’t. And we should be talking more about implied permission, not © ownership per se. Timothy J. McFarlin, A Copyright Ignored?

Licensing, Joint Ownership and the UPC – What to Watch Out For

JD Supra Law

Not bothering with the upcoming Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court in your license and other patent-related agreements? Not a good idea, if you want to avoid potentially unpleasant surprises.

The Race Between Tech Companies for Patent Ownership in the Development of Immersive Virtual Experiences


One notable example is Meta’s (formerly known as Facebook) ownership of a wearable magnet technology that can track a user’s body poses when worn around the torso. Michelle Mao is an IPilogue Writer and an incoming 2L JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Patent ownership when your R&D staff depart

IAM Magazine

IP transactions face difficulties when inventor employees leave a company, raising questions as to whether their inventions are owned by the company. Often, the type of employee and the jurisdiction in question are key factors

Designer Ends Lawsuit For Partial Ownership In CBD Co.

IP Law 360

A designer who sued Pure Spectrum CBD for copyright infringement and breach of contract has agreed to settle her lawsuit for a nearly 3% ownership of the company, according to a notice filed in Colorado federal court