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Author Seeks 5th Circ. Redo Of Texas A&M Copyright Case
An author and his publisher want the full Fifth Circuit to rethink a panel decision that let Texas A&M University's athletic department dodge copyright claims [...]
Looming Leahy Bill Would End Fintiv Practice at PTAB
IPWatchdog has obtained a draft summary of the “Restoring the America Invents Act” bill that Senate IP Subcommittee Chair, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is purportedly [...]
USPTO Moves Ahead with Changes to Patent Bar Registration
Following a Request for Comments in March 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) yesterday published a Federal Register Notice updating the General [...]
MTV Beats Trademark Suit Over 'Floribama Shore'
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the MTV reality show "Floribama Shore" didn't violate the trademark rights of an oyster bar called "The Flora-Bama," rejecting [...]
PCK Intellectual Property Seeks a Remote Patent Agent/Attorney
PCK Intellectual Property is seeking a remote independent contractor to fill a Patent Agent or Attorney position.  This is a permanent, remote, part-time position. PCK [...]
Jury Hits Toyo Tire With $110M Verdict In Dispute With Rival
An Illinois federal jury awarded Atturo Tire Corp. $10 million in compensatory damages and $100 million in punitive damages Wednesday, finding rival Toyo Tire Corp. [...]
Dapper Labs Raises $250M And Scores NFT Deal For Soccer
Nonfungible-token platform Dapper Labs on Wednesday announced a $250 million funding round that gives it a $7.6 billion valuation as well as a partnership to [...]
Judge Finds AI Co. In Contempt In IP Row, But Won't End Case
A Missouri federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by Voice Tech Corp. to enter a default judgment against artificial intelligence company Mycroft AI in [...]
USPTO Finalizes Rules Expanding Who Can Take Patent Exam
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is going to open up the pool of who is qualified to take the exam that lets people represent [...]
Court Says Travelers Can't Trim Tool Co.'s Coverage Suit
A Texas federal judge declined Wednesday to strike a toolmaker's accusations that Travelers wrongly refused to pay coverage benefits for a suit accusing the toolmaker [...]
Fed. Circ. Upholds Ax Of Densify's $236M Patent Verdict
The Federal Circuit on Wednesday rejected a bid by cloud infrastructure company Densify to revive a jury's $236 million patent infringement verdict against VMware, siding [...]
Ruling Against AI 'Inventors' Brings Patent Law Reform Calls
A landmark ruling that an artificial intelligence machine can't be considered an inventor highlights the potential need for changes to U.K. patent law, intellectual property [...]
Patent Filings Roundup: Trio of Actions Accuse IP Investments of Coordinated Campaign with Intellectual Ventures Backend; Judge Albright Cancels One of 141 WSOU-Asserted Patents; New Magnetar Entity Surfaces
A light Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and busy district court week for patent filings marked the 10-year anniversary of the passage of the [...]
How ABA Opinion Shifts Alternative Biz Structure Landscape
A recent American Bar Association opinion approving lawyers' passive investment in nonlawyer-owned firms eliminates a hurdle for law firms wishing to scale their practice through [...]
YouTuber Accused By Feds Of $30M Cable TV Piracy Scheme
Three men, including a YouTuber with nearly 800,000 subscribers, were charged in Pennsylvania federal court for allegedly masterminding a $30 million scheme to pirate cable [...]
Calif. Firm Can't Claim 'Metaverse Law' TM, Rival Says
A feud over a New York law firm's virtual office spilled into the physical realm on Wednesday when the firm sued to invalidate a rival [...]
PTAB Nixes Raytheon Jet Engine Patent Claims In GE Fight
In a decision on remand from the Federal Circuit, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Tuesday invalidated various claims in a Raytheon jet engine [...]
Pharma Giants' $454M Glumetza Antitrust Deal Gets Initial OK
U.S. District Judge William Alsup preliminarily approved $454 million in settlements Wednesday resolving direct buyers' allegations that Bausch Health Cos. Inc., Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. and [...]
Actor Faked Emails In $50M Viacom Sex Abuse Suit, Feds Say
A California actor was arrested Tuesday for allegedly faking salacious emails that the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office says were used to target two Hollywood executives [...]
Sen. Leahy Aims To Override PTAB's Fintiv Rule In New Bill
Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy on Wednesday announced a bill that would abolish the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's controversial power to deny America Invents Act [...]
Fed. Circ. Micron IP Ruling Raises Damages Disclosure Bar
The Federal Circuit's recent decision in MLC v. Micron, upholding the exclusion of expert testimony on patent damages evidence, may heighten initial discovery burdens, underscoring [...]
Clint Eastwood Nabs Another Default Win In CBD TM Suit
A California federal court has entered default against the CEO of a Los Angeles CBD company that Clint Eastwood accused of manipulating web search results [...]
Ex-USPTO Director To Help Cisco Rival Defend $2.7B Award
Former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu and others at Irell & Manella LLP have been hired as co-counsel to help Centripetal Networks [...]
DABUS Defeated Again—But Judges Divided
The England and Wales Court of Appeal has upheld lower rulings that two patent applications designating an artificial intelligence called DABUS as the inventor were [...]
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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European Union (EU) Individuals and California Residents Privacy Policy

23rd August 2020 Privacy | Sveth Milanes

A privacy policy is a form of disclosure as to...

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Author’s Copyright Protection

14th August 2020 Copyright | Jax Floro

The author/s of a work is the first owner of...

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ACCC Putting Foot Down, Demanding Transparency and Accountability from APRA

6th August 2020 Copyright | Jill Junio

There are many copyright users who wish to make use...

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New Privacy Law Regime – $10 million in Penalties

24th July 2020 Privacy | Jax Floro

The Federal Government has announced important changes to the Privacy...

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Google Loses Appeal as French Courts Uphold a Monster Fine of 50 Million Euros!

17th July 2020 Privacy | Jill Junio

France’s Highest Administrative Court (“Conseil d’Etat”) seals with finality the...

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