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Ransomware Panel Urges Crypto Oversight, Payment Reports
Tighter oversight of the cryptocurrency sector and mandatory reporting of extortion payments are among the suggestions made Thursday by a panel of representatives from the [...]
Court Rejects Bid To Delay May In-Person Trial In Cox IP Fight
A six-year dispute between ChanBond and Cox Communications over high-speed networking patents is headed for an in-person jury trial in May after a Delaware federal [...]
IP Forecast: PTAB Fee Bias Claims & Uggs At The Fed. Circ.
The Federal Circuit plans to turn its attention to the latest constitutional challenge against Patent Trial and Appeal Board judges, another patent battle between Apple [...]
Fla. Pushes Back Name, Image Law Date In Anti-Trans Bill
Florida lawmakers have pushed back the effective date of a law allowing college athletes to earn money from the use of their names, images and [...]
11th Circ. Won’t Revive Moving Co.’s ‘Nationwide’ TM Suit
The Eleventh Circuit has refused to revive moving company Nationwide Van Lines Inc.'s trademark lawsuit over a rival's website domain name that included the word [...]
Who Needs to Know? The Hidden Value of Transparency
“Need to know” is a bedrock tenet of information security. You only get to see it if you need to see it. The reasoning is [...]
AOP Orphan Wins €140M Award From Taiwanese Pharma Co.
Austrian pharmaceutical company AOP Orphan has won and is trying to confirm a more than €140 million ($169.7 million) award from a contract spat with a Taiwanese [...]
UK Woman Says There’s A Circle Of Hell For Nirvana Merch
Nirvana's merchandise depicting Italian poet Dante Alighieri's circles of hell rips off a British man's drawing, his granddaughter has alleged in a copyright infringement suit [...]
Jury Clears Drilling Tech Firm In $35M Trade Secrets Suit
A Houston jury decided Thursday that a former chief engineer for FMC Technologies Inc. did not misappropriate its design drawings when he moved to competing [...]
Bill To Tackle IP Diversity Gap Passes Senate Committee
A bill intended to boost the participation of historically underrepresented groups in the U.S. intellectual property system is headed to the full Senate after the [...]
2nd Circ. Wants To Know If Google Ruling Alters Warhol Case
The Second Circuit on Thursday asked for more information on whether the U.S. Supreme Court's blockbuster copyright ruling in Google v. Oracle means the appeals [...]
IDEA Act Passed Out of Senate Judiciary Committee
The full Senate Judiciary Committee today passed the Inventor Diversity for Economic Advancement (IDEA) Act, which seeks to direct the United States Patent and Trademark [...]
Celgene Sues Hikma To Block Revlimid Generic
Celgene has hit Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. with a lawsuit in New Jersey federal court seeking to block Hikma from marketing generic versions of the [...]
Fed. Circ. OKs ITC Ruling That Bio-Rad Infringed 10x Patents
10x Genomics scored a victory in its patent battle with Bio-Rad when the Federal Circuit on Thursday upheld the U.S. International Trade Commission's finding that [...]
Saul v. Carr: The SCOTUS Social Security Decision Patent Practitioners Should Read
On April 22, 2021, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Carr v. Saul, which dealt with a constitutional Appointments Clause challenge to [...]
Ga. Author Can’t Bring Sony Copyright Suit In Home State
A Georgia federal judge has dismissed on jurisdictional grounds an Atlanta author's copyright infringement suit against Sony Pictures and NBCUniversal over the television show "Timeless," [...]
A New Trial is Ordered with Respect to Damages in Optis Wireless v. Apple, Despite No FRAND Claims at Issue
On April 14, 2021, in a somewhat surprising about face, Judge Rodney Gilstrap ordered a new trial with respect to damages in Optis Wireless Technology, [...]
Lidl Fights To Nix Tesco’s Bad Faith Claims Over Blank TM
Lidl has fought back against a counterclaim from rival Tesco in an ongoing trademark dispute, saying the British supermarket's accusations that the German discounter registered [...]
GSK Says Amgen Patent Decision Will ‘Devastate’ Innovation
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline PLC on Wednesday threw its support behind Amgen in a patent dispute over the cholesterol medication Repatha, telling the Federal Circuit that [...]
Apple, Google Ensnared In Data Transmission Patent Fight
Core Optical Technologies LLC has expanded a patent fight with Juniper Networks Inc. over technology for increasing data transmission rates in fiber optic networks, lodging [...]
Assignor Estoppel: Can’t We Just Leave It To Congress? (Answer: Not Really)
On Wednesday, April 21, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc., which concerns the doctrine of assignor estoppel. [...]
NCAA Says Still Committed To Relaxing Name, Image Rules
The NCAA Board of Governors said Tuesday it was still committed to modernizing NCAA amateurism rules to allow college athletes to "benefit" from their name, [...]
Hedonic Regression Shows Promise For Modeling IP Damages
VLSI's recent $2.18 billion patent infringement damages award against Intel in a Texas federal court relied on hedonic regression analysis for modeling patent value, which [...]
Lizzo Beats ‘Truth Hurts’ Copyright Ownership Claim
The singer Lizzo has beaten claims — for good this time — that she must share copyright ownership for her Grammy-winning "Truth Hurts" with three [...]
The Trade Mark Opposition Process

30th April 2021 Trade Marks | Jax Floro

As the owner of a trade mark, you are responsible...

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What are Smart Contracts?

19th April 2021 Contracts | Jax Floro

Blockchain is a technology that is built on Bitcoin and...

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What You Need To Know About the Modern Slavery Act 2018

1st March 2021 Globalisation | ADMIN

The Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the ‘Act’) entered into...

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Series Trade Mark Applications

3rd February 2021 Trade Marks | ADMIN

What Is A Series Trade Mark Application? A trade mark...

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Copyright Protection of a Logo

30th December 2020 Copyright | ADMIN

“God holds the copyright, as the sole author of life.”...

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Food and Grocery Code of Conduct Amendments – A new “Fair Go”

20th November 2020 Commercial | Sveth Milanes

The Food and Grocery Code of Conduct (the ‘Code’) serves...

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Who Owns the Copyright in an Interview or Social Media Post?

30th October 2020 Copyright | Jax Floro

We live in a world where a “tap” or a...

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Can you Protect your Family Recipe under the Law of Intellectual Property?

11th October 2020 Intellectual Property Protection | Jax Floro

Traditionally, recipes are either passed down to the next generation...

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IP Australia – New Trade Mark Fees Effective 1 October 2020

28th September 2020 Trade Marks | Jill Junio

In 2019, IP Australia conducted reviews of its fee schedules...

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ATMOSS: The Australian Trade Mark Database

15th September 2020 Trade Marks | Sveth Milanes

The primary function of a trade mark is to designate...

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IP Report 2020 on Trade Mark Filing Statistics in Australia and Overseas

6th September 2020 Trade Marks | Jax Floro

A trade mark is a way for customers to recognize...

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U.S. Supreme Court Overturns USPTO Trade Mark Refusal Against Booking.com

28th August 2020 Trade Marks | Jill Junio

Booking.com is an Amsterdam based digital travel company that provides...

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