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The Elizabeth Haigh Cookbook Plagiarism Scandal

Plagiarism Today

Elizabeth Haigh was, until this week, a rapidly rising start in the cooking world. Featured on the 2011 BBC MasterChef competition, she was the head chef at London restaurant Pidgin when it earned a Michelin Star and is the owner of the popular restaurant Mei Mei.

Do News Publishers “Own” the News? (And Should They be Compensated when Others use News Content they Publish?)?

Hugh Stephens Blog

The issue of whether news publishers should receive compensation when their content is used by “others” (such as internet platforms, specifically Facebook and Google) has become a hot topic in a number of countries of late.


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‘Copyright Troll’ Boss Faces Arrest Over Failed Payments in Piracy Case


In recent years, adult entertainment outfit Malibu Media has often been described as a copyright-trolling operation. The company, known for its popular “X-Art” brand, has gone after thousands of alleged file-sharers in U.S. courts, collecting millions of dollars in settlements.

Attorney fees awarded since patentee knew it had a losing case.


by Dennis Crouch. This decision suggests that the Federal Circuit is acceding to the Supreme Court’s approach giving broad discretion to the district courts in attorney fees cases rather than nit-picking individual elements of the totality-of-the-circumstances test. But, we’ll see. .

3 Count: Polar Thawing

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Sinclair, Photographer Resolve Copyright Dispute Over Polar Bear Video.

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[Webinar] Protecting Software Intellectual Property in Electric and Autonomous Vehicle Technologies - November 3rd, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

JD Supra Law

Technical advancements, in both vehicle electrification and automation, are increasingly focused on software innovations, while the focus on hardware innovations appears to be somewhat diminished.

Adobe Uses DMCA to Nuke Project That Keeps Flash Alive, Secure & Adware Free


As far back as 2012, Adobe was planning for the eventual demise of its iconic Flash Player. Gradually superceded by new technologies, the importance Flash diminished over time and as dawn broke on 2021, Adobe ceased to develop and support it. Well, sort of.

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What’s in the Box? Counterfeits and Online Marketplaces

The Illusion of More

In March, Senators Durbin and Cassidy introduced the INFORM Consumers Act, legislation meant to provide us with greater transparency when shopping through large online marketplaces, which is to say Amazon.

A Brief Overview of the Metaverse and the Legal Challenges It Will Present

JD Supra Law

If you are just wrapping your head around the concepts of virtual reality and augmented reality, it may be time to get past the learning curve, as more technology companies are talking about creating the “metaverse.”. By: Morgan Lewis - Tech & Sourcing

Megaupload Lawsuits Remain in Limbo After Nearly 10 Years Passed


Ten years ago, online streaming hadn’t fully caught on yet and Netflix still had dozens of active DVD-mailing locations throughout the United States. Streaming piracy was relatively new as well with most ‘pirates’ still downloading movies from torrent sites or cyberlockers.

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New vehicle supply constraints and the impact on personal injury claims

Nelligan Law

Reading Time: 2 minutes The COVID-19 pandemic has spared few industries from disruption and in recent months, the automotive industry has felt the sting of the global semiconductor shortage, halting the production of new vehicles across North America and Europe.

Was Mark Twain the Original “Bad Art Friend”?

Copyright Lately

More than a century before feuds over kidney donation stories captivated the internet, Mark Twain and his friend Edward House battled over a stage adaptation of “The Prince and the Pauper.”.

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GSK v. Teva - No Safe Harbor for Skinny Labels

JD Supra Law

Generic pharma and companies interested in new uses for old drugs alike include skinny labels – labels which do not recite uses for the drug that remain covered by a competitor’s patent – as part of their intellectual property strategy. However, in GlaxoSmithKline LLC v.

Google Opposes ‘Sweeping’ Popcorn Time Piracy Blocking Request


For more than seven years , Popcorn Time has been a thorn in the side of movie studios large and small. The ‘Netflix for Pirates’ offers an easy-to-use application that opens the door to a library of thousands of streamable movies and TV shows. Popcorn Time Crackdown.

The Photography Show: your questions answered

Intellectual Property Office Blog

The IPO Business Engagement team frequently attends trade shows and business events across the UK to support sectors and advise on different aspects of intellectual property.

Key Trademark Search Terms

Erik K Pelton

Before searching to clear a trademark, brand owners ought to know about the difference types of searches available as well as their depth and breadth. Erik clarifies the various trademark search types in this episode. The post Key Trademark Search Terms appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. Before searching to clear a trademark, brand owners ought to know about the difference types of searches available as well as their depth and breadth.

IP 101: Patentable Subject Matter

JD Supra Law

Under the patent statute, any person who “invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent,” subject to the conditions and requirements of the law.

Hollywood and Netflix Signal “Piracy as a Service” (PaaS) as New Threat Vector


In its quest to combat online piracy, the Motion Picture Association (MPA) keeps a close eye on the latest and greatest piracy threats.

TOS Supports Injunction Against Web Scraping–Southwest Airlines v. Kiwi

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

This is a scraping lawsuit brought by Southwest airlines against The court issues an injunction restricting Kiwi from scraping Southwest’s website. Southwest does not allow online travel agencies to sell Southwest flights without the approval of Southwest.

International Webinar on ‘Vaccines and Immunization: Ethical and Legal Implications’ [October 18]


We’re pleased to inform you that the Centre for Health Law and Policy (CHLP), the Centre for Human Rights (CHR) and the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR) under the aegis of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), in collaboration with the Prof.

Transactions in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: Risks and Considerations

JD Supra Law

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a major focus of, and the most valuable asset in, many technology transactions and the competition for top AI companies has never been hotter. According to CB Insights, there have been over 1,000 AI acquisitions since 2010.

VPN Service will Block BitTorrent and Keep Logs to Settle Piracy Lawsuit


A group of movie production outfits, including affiliates of the film studios Millennium Media and Voltage Pictures, filed a lawsuit against in March. The companies accused the VPN provider of promoting the piracy app Popcorn Time to its users, noting that a

Eleventh Circuit Rejects “Material Support for Terrorists” Case–Colon v. Twitter

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

This is one of the many lawsuits against social media services for allegedly providing material support to terrorists. These cases have all failed–with the partial exception of the Ninth Circuit meltdown (3 judges; 3 opinions) in Gonzalez v. Google LLC , 2021 WL 2546675 (9th Cir.

That’s it. That’s the post.

Likelihood of Confusion

Really, just Sarah Burstein: Okay, okay. Sarah and Dennis Crouch. “Iconic,” of course, could stand in for “secondary meaning,” in this case acquired distinctiveness. But that is essentially a judicial. The post That’s it. That’s the post.


IPR Proceedings Were Not Prohibited by a Forum Selection Clause in a Non-disclosure Agreement

JD Supra Law

KANNUU PTY LTD. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., Before Newman, Prost, and Chen. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.


Police Hit ‘Criminal Network’ Behind Pirate IPTV Service & Investigate Customers


With individuals and groups getting involved in the pirate IPTV market on a continuous basis, it may seem that stopping the illegal distribution of live TV channels, movies and TV shows is an impossible task doomed to failure.

if it's on the label, courts can presume consumers saw it


Bailey v. Rite Aid Corp., 2021 WL 4469638, No. 4:18-cv-06926 YGR (N.D. May 26, 2021) Rite Aid moved to reconsider a previous ruling denying a motion to dismiss Bailey’s claim against Rite Aid’s marketing of its over-the-counter acetaminophen gelcaps as “rapid release.” The court declined.

JP Morgan Donates Patents to Low Carbon Pledge; Joins Microsoft, HP and Facebook

IP Close Up

The Low Carbon Patent Pledge announced last week that JPMorgan Chase is helping combat climate change by making key patents freely available to anyone using Continue reading.

Snyders Heart Valve LLC v. St. Jude Medical, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2021)

JD Supra Law

The Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Arthrex, Inc., 141 S.

Hollywood and Publisher Injunctions Lead to New UK ISP Piracy Blocks


For more than a decade, copyright holders have been able to file an application for High Court injunctions that compel Internet service providers to block infringing sites in the UK.

Moderna’s covid-19 patent pledge may be backfiring

IAM Magazine

Though a short-term PR success, the company’s commitment risks looking hollow after its decision not to license know-how to new WHO Africa tech-transfer hub. Analysis Analysis: Policy Coronavirus Law & Policy Patents Technology Licensing Trade Secrets

Federal Circuit Clarifies Criteria for ‘Exceptionality’ Finding for Award of Attorneys’ Fees

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a precedential decision today in which it affirmed a district court’s finding of exceptionality under 35 U.S.C. § 285 in favor of Energy Heating et. thus upholding an award of attorneys’ fees based on inequitable conduct.

FDA Acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs Seeks Collaboration Between FDA and USPTO to Address Pharmaceutical Patent-Related Matters Affecting Competition

JD Supra Law

On September 10, 2021, Janet Woodcock, Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), sent a letter to Andrew Hirshfeld, Director of the U.S.

High Traffic Pirate Sites Worldwide Under Investigation, DMCA Subpoenas Reveal


When torrent sites were gaining significant traction in the mid 2000s, discovering information about their infrastructure and even their operators could be a simple affair.

Do R&D Teams Really Need a Patent Search Tool?

Not long ago, patent searching was seen as the exclusive domain of IP departments. Some company cultures discouraged researchers, engineers, and other inventors from looking at patents at all, fearing. The post Do R&D Teams Really Need a Patent Search Tool?

Strategic Legal Algorithms Against Public Participation: YouTube Disables Newslaundry’s Account Following Copyright Claims from Aaj Tak


Quite a Newsance to Indian Media; Image from Newslaundry. In a new low for Indian media, Aaj Tak (owned by the media conglomerate Living Media) has allegedly taken to using copyright claims to prevent criticism of its reportage by media watchdog Newslaundry.

Southern District of New York: Digital Mapping Patent Fails Under Section 101

JD Supra Law

Disclosure: Holland & Knight LLP, including the authors of this blog post, represents Polar Electro in the litigation described below. In the case of Jewel Pathway LLC v. Polar Electro Inc., 20 CIV. 4108 (ER), 2021 WL 3621885, (S.D.N.Y.