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.

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.


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Coons and Hirono Raise Concerns Over Pride in Patent Ownership Act Penalties

IP Watchdog

Leahy explained in his introduction that the same fundamental principle of disclosure that underpins issuance of a patent should extend to patent ownership information. There is presently no requirement that ownership information be publicly available after a patent issues.

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.

‘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

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Dutch court rejects claims for sui generis database protection of national company register

The IPKat

Access to information Database Directive Database ownership database rights databases Dutch court IP ownership Jan Jacobi legal databases Netherlands ownership of IP rightsIn the era of fake news, reliable sources of information are more valuable than ever.

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


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.

Patent Ownership in the United States - Best Practices to Preserve Your Rights

GDB Firm Blog

This blog post will briefly explain how patent ownership works under US patent law, so inventors, managers, and other non-experts can better understand this important topic when working with a patent attorney

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


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.

[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.

New Patent Ownership Bill Should Better Balance Rights

IP Law 360

While the recently proposed Pride in Patent Ownership Act would bolster opportunities for patent licensees, it would also impose increased costs and regulations on small business and entrepreneur patent owners, so legislators should further consider the balance among rightsholders to ensure a fair innovation system, says Jon Seppelt at Dykema

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

CAFC Affirms TTAB: "BF-7" Registration for Nutritional Supplements Invalid Due to Non-Ownership

The TTABlog

Notice: Appellant Sunbio claimed that is was not aware of Biogrand's non-ownership theory until Biogrand's reply brief, at which time it was too late for Sunbio to address the issue. The court, reviewing the record, disagreed, concluding that Sunbio was put on notice of the non-ownership issue by Biogrand's opening brief. Evidence of Non-ownership: The court found that the record evidence of non-ownership "more than satisfies the substantial evidence standard."

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.

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.

EX-USPTO Chief Questions Penalty In Patent Ownership Bill

IP Law 360

A former head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office told a Senate panel Tuesday that a bipartisan bill requiring patent owners to disclose their identities to the USPTO or lose their right to seek punitive damages in litigation should be refined

New Research Study from IP Australia Confirms IP Rights Ownership as a Signal to Identify Successful SMEs

LexBlog IP

There is a risk that this study may be understood or reported in some quarters as implying the presence of a causal relationship between ownership of IP rights and business success.

[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.

This Week in Washington IP: Pride in Patent Ownership Hearing, Library of Congress Modernization Oversight and NASA’s Role in Low-Earth Orbit Space

IP Watchdog

This week in Washington IP events, the Senate IP Subcommittee convenes a hearing on Tuesday afternoon to debate the Pride in Patent Ownership Act, which would increase requirements on patent owners to disclose changes in patent ownership.

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

Not Invincible: A Cautionary Tale for Creators

Copyright Lately

Crabtree claims that Kirkman talked him into giving up co-ownership rights in “Invincible” by asking him to sign a document in 2005 that Kirkman represented would make it easier to market the work to licensees but which wouldn’t affect any of Crabtree’s rights.

Another Confused Entry in the Social Media Account Ownership Jurisprudence–JLM v. Gutman

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

For background, check out my post on the district court’s ruling here: “ Social Media Ownership Disputes Part II: Bridal Wear Company Takes Back Control of Instagram Account from Ex-Employee ”. It did not specifically address ownership of social media accounts.

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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The Contested Meaning of Web3 & Why it Matters for (IP) Lawyers

Kluwer Copyright Blog

“Web3 cannot and should not be reduced to blockchain when the real shift is towards user ownership of digital assets… This definitional shift focuses attention on what assets can be legally owned and the meaning of ownership “rights,” more generally, in the emerging digital spaces of web3.”. .

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.

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


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.

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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Non-fungible Tokens: Commercializing Exclusive Digital Art- A Companion Piece


In this piece, I will recapitulate Strickland- Murphy’s exploration of IP ownership of Non-fungible Tokens and expand on recent developments since May. Given this situation, Ratajkowski’s NFT auction was, as Ratajkowski explains it, an opportunity to reclaim ownership over her photo.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 12: NIH to File Suit Challenging Moderna’s Patent Ownership, EU General Court Affirms Massive Google Fine, and U.S. Government Warns Tech Companies About IP Risks in EU’s Digital Markets Act

IP Watchdog

billion fine by the EU Commission over Google’s anticompetitive online shopping practices; oral arguments at the Supreme Court indicate that a majority of Justices will side with Unicolors in its copyright case against H&M; NIH Director Collins tells reporters that his agency intends to file suit to challenge Moderna’s ownership of COVID-19 vaccine patents; and Rep.

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

“I Got [Royalties] Babe”: Cher Sues Mary Bono


Blogs Copyright IP Music Industry bono cher copyright divorce marriage Music Ownership royalties Shawn DhuePhoto by Simon Noh ( Unsplash ). Shawn Dhue is an IPilogue Writer and a 2L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School.

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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Legendary: Anita Baker Reclaims Masters


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. .

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