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The Federal Circuit Could Make the ITC a More Appealing Forum
In a pending case, the Federal Circuit is primed to provide much-needed clarity on the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement at the United [...]
FTC Backs CoStar Rival's Counterclaims At 9th Circ.
The Federal Trade Commission asked the Ninth Circuit on Friday to revive Commercial Real Estate Exchange Inc.'s antitrust counterclaims against commercial real estate information firm CoStar, [...]
CareDx Hit With $96M Infringement Verdict Over DNA Test IP
A Delaware jury has moved to award Natera over $96 million in damages after finding that rival CareDx infringed one of its patents through the [...]
Don't Keep Us Out Of ITC, Startup Says In Apple Watch Row
A Silicon Valley medical device startup that wants the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban certain health-related features from being employed by new Apple Watches [...]
Walbro, Carter Carburetor Put Price-Hike Dispute To Rest
First Brands Group subsidiary Carter Carburetor and manufacturer Walbro have reached an agreement to resolve claims that Carter improperly raised prices and canceled orders after [...]
Del. Jury Finds ScentAir Didn't Infringe Liquid Air Freshener IP
A Delaware federal jury has found that ScentAir Technologies LLC didn't infringe two patents covering removable cartridges for liquid diffusion air fresheners, but said they [...]
The March-In Drug Price Control Narrative Crumbles While Its Damage to American Innovation Grows
It was little more than a month ago when the Biden Administration unleashed its draft guidelines for applying the march-in provisions of the Bayh-Dole Act. [...]
Conn. IP Atty Can Send Holiday Cards To Rival's Clients
A Connecticut magistrate judge ruled Monday that while a settlement agreement barring an intellectual property attorney from contacting his ex-partner's clients extends to the attorney's [...]
Amazon Can't Escape Streaming Patent Infringement Suit
A California federal judge denied a bid by Amazon and its streaming platform unit Twitch Monday to toss a patent infringement suit over video streaming [...]
Clase Azul Maker Says Similar Tequila TM Vexes Customers
The creator of Clase Azul tequila told a Houston federal judge Monday that the emergence of Delaware-based Casa Azul Spirits LLC is creating confusion in [...]
The Top Attys In Clinton's Impeachment Trial, 25 Years Later
One of them just went to federal prison, and another famously beat a federal indictment. One has been seeking the White House, and another has [...]
5th Circ. Partly Backs Finding In Rolex Trademark Case
The Fifth Circuit has backed a lower court's finding that luxury watchmaker Rolex had its trademarks infringed by a company that sold counterfeit watches, but [...]
The Pop Culture Docket: Judge Djerassi On Super Bowl 52
Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Ramy Djerassi discusses how Super Bowl 52, in which the Philadelphia Eagles prevailed over the New England Patriots, provides [...]
3 Ex-DHS Staffers Get Prison, Probation For Software Theft
Three former U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees have been sentenced to prison or probation for their alleged roles in conspiring to steal proprietary software [...]
McCarter & English Urges Against Updating Malpractice Suit
McCarter & English LLP has condemned a New Jersey biopharmaceutical company's latest attempt to amend its malpractice complaint against the firm, telling the court in [...]
Reseller Drops Antitrust Countersuit Against Cisco Midtrial
Dexon Computer Inc. is ending an antitrust countersuit that accused Cisco Systems Inc. of using its market power to keep customers from equipment that Dexon [...]
AI Takes Transformers Beyond Robots In Disguise
At the intersection of artificial intelligence and copyright law, the shape-shifting models known as transformers raise the question of whether using copyrighted materials to train [...]
Calif. Bill Seeks To Regulate AI-Generated Products, Evidence
A California bill introduced in the state Senate on Thursday would prohibit the use of artificial intelligence to falsify someone's identity or use their likeness [...]
Catching Up With Delaware's Chancery Court
A transportation services company and cryptocurrency fund both exited litigation, a grill maker and EV-charging company fired up new cases, and biotechs bandaged old wounds [...]
White & Case Loses Another IP Partner To Cahill Gordon
Another intellectual property partner has left White & Case LLP for Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, the firm said Monday, as Colleen Tracy James joins [...]
Richard Prince Effectively Settles, Dodging Post-Warhol Fair Use Ruling
On Thursday, final judgments were issued in a pair of copyright infringement cases that arose from a now infamous 2014/2015 project New Portraits, where appropriations [...]
Wearables and Personal Data: Risks, Considerations and Protections
With each new year comes an uptick in purchases of workout equipment, blenders, gym memberships and wearable devices of all shapes and sizes. Plans are [...]
AI Inventorship Patent Options After UK Supreme Court Ruling
The U.K. Supreme Court's recent ruling in Thaler v. Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks that an AI system cannot be an inventor raises [...]
Let’s Get on the Same Page: A Framework for Aligning Private and Government Goals on IP
Both the Biden and Trump Administrations have made it abundantly clear that economic and technology security is now national security. In the latest National Security [...]

Registering a Personal Name as a Trade Mark

Names are powerful. A name can be an imperative personal asset. It is about identity and reputation. A name also embodies the personality of the holder. Names can create a movement or break one, represent a value or take one down. A person may want to protect their name, especially when a name reaches a […]

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Unimals: Builders of Smarter AI

Over 6 million years, nature procured some simple single-celled organisms into complex ones that can carry out complicated tasks. Every species has embodied smarts. The design of our physical being corresponds to the tasks that we can perform. These smarts enabled various species to survive in often challenging environments. This raised some questions for a […]

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What Makes A Trade Mark Distinctive?

A trade mark is a sign that distinguishes your business from others in the market. It can be in the form of word, logo, or even a tagline! Distinctiveness is a condition of registration. An application must be rejected if the trade mark is not capable of distinguishing the applicant’s goods or services from the […]

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Australian Trademark Process: Everything You Need to Know

A trade mark protects your brand and distinguishes your product or services from competitors. It is important to understand how a trade mark can protect your business and how to apply for one. What is a trade mark? A trade mark which is sometimes called a brand is used to signify that products or services […]

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Ubisoft: A Helping Hand to Indie Developers

Ubisoft is now one of the biggest gaming companies globally. They are known for developing and publishing entertaining and highly detailed games across different genres. Their franchise includes much anticipated games such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, For Honor, Prince of Persia, and Tom Clancy’s. The company’s most popular game was the Assassin’s Creed video […]

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IP Protection in The Food Industry

Food is an essential commodity and is the body’s central fuel source. Consequently, food plays a significant role in driving the economy. In Australia alone, the food and beverage industry accounted for more than 30%, or $113 billion, of Australia’s manufacturing output in 2021. And this number keeps on growing. The need for innovation remains […]

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Twitter Blues: Monetization of the Blue Check Mark

The headlines blew wide when Elon Musk acquired Twitter last October 27, 2022. Musk spent $44 billion on the company. Musk predicted that Twitter would bring in $1.2 billion in payment revenue by 2028. However, at the moment, recouping the $44 billion is his primary goal. Twitter is a mainstream social media platform, and, like […]

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Retail Usage of Facial Recognition Technology: Detrimental?

Among the most significant advancements is the innovation of facial recognition technology. More than three in four Australians are unaware that businesses are capturing their faceprint. According to research by Choice, Australia’s leading consumer advocacy group, Bunnings, Kmart, and The Good Guys are the conglomerates that apply this technology for security purposes. This finding was […]

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China Passes New Data Privacy and Security Laws

China of late has been keen on legislating new laws and regulations pertaining to data privacy and security. Two laws on Critical Information Infrastructure and Important Data are directed at handling data national security and/or public interest. The introduced laws give data subjects new rights and protections and includes stringent penalties. Data Security Law The […]

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Human VS AI: The Lawsuit Against ShotSpotter

An issue with AI systems used as a security system is an inherent predilection towards bias. Many studies have shown that algorithmic system training inevitably leads to data prejudice. After all, there’s no perfect algorithmic pedagogy that encompasses all traits across demographics. Moreover, reliance on AI undermines criminal evidence-based investigations that can lead not only […]

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