Intellectual Property

Spotify is being hit with yet another two lawsuits involving copyright infringement

Why it matters to you<p>It may be your favorite music service, but it's certainly not popular among songwriters or the court system. Spotify faces …

copyright

Facebook Just Filed a Patent for a Modular Consumer Device

Plug-and-Play Smartphones<p>On Thursday July 20, Facebook published its patent application for a “modular electromechanical device” that includes a …

Patents

Facebook working on a modular smartphone, reveals patent

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |<p>Facebook could be working on a modular smartphone with swappable components. (Image credit: Facebook)<p>Facebook may be …

Patents

Hot IP news topics from one of the best patent and trademark law firms | Patterson Thuente

February 17, 2017<p>Patterson Thuente IP<p>The opportunity to label social media posts with hashtags are endless. But there is a tension between …

Patents

In the Era of Spotify and Pandora Where Do ASCAP and BMI Fit? - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

In traditional music recording, artists have had to choose to license their music through major music industry organizations like ASCAP and BMI. In …

copyright

In Its War With Apple, Qualcomm Tries To Save Its Business Model

Qualcomm makes much of its cash by licensing chip and phone patents to phone makers. Apple says the rates are too high. The endgame could be seismic for both.<p>Qualcomm beat analyst estimates in its earnings report yesterday, but revenues were well down and the mobile technology giant forecast …

Patents

A Call for Enacting Urgent Patent Reform: A New Patent System for Securing U.S. Technological Leadership - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

The U.S. patent system is the primary contributor for the U.S. economy. Since the foundering of the nation, the patent system has fostered an …

Patents

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from the Intensifying Qualcomm and Apple Quarrel

As the public quarrel between the two mobile giants escalates, entrepreneurs can take away valuable lessons.<p>Earlier this year, Apple sued Qualcomm for $1 billion alleging that Qualcomm has "been charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with." Qualcomm was firm in dismissing this …

Patents

BREIN Takes Down 231 Pirate Sites in Six Months, But That's Not All

Over the years, the MPAA and RIAA have grabbed hundreds of headlines for their anti-piracy activities but recently their work has been more subtle. …

copyright

Fitbit hit with lawsuit over haptic feedback patents

Fitbit has been hit with a lawsuit from Immersion, a developer of haptic feedback technology, claiming that the Alta HR and Charge 2 maker has infringed on its patents.<p>Immersion asks for Fitbit to cease manufacturing of all infringing devices, which, we suspect, includes all fitness trackers …

Patents

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Extend Copyright to Pre-1972 Recordings

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Legislation was introduced this week to close a long-standing quirk in copyright law: Sound-recordings made before 1972 do not get …

copyright

Nikon patents 35mm F2.0 lens for camera with curved full frame sensor

A new Nikon lens patent is causing quite a stir in the photo world today, but it's not because of the lens itself. Instead, the patent has people …

Patents

Bad news if you downloaded Game of Thrones

IF YOU decided to illegally download this week’s season premiere of Game of Thrones, you might soon be receiving a letter in the post from HBO’s …

Game of Thrones

Facebook's Newest Patent Looks And Sounds A Lot Like An Amazon Echo Phone

Granted this is a <i>million</i> miles away from being a reality but the latest patent from Facebook feels eerily similar to Google’s Project Ara with a pinch of Amazon’s Echo thrown in. The patent describes the ability to be used as a speaker and a phone but it’s the modularity that is interesting. The …

Patents

Learning from common patent application mistakes by inventors - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

The goal in a patent application is to provide a full, clear, and exact description of the invention in a way that particularly points out and …

Patents

Olive Garden Asks Olive Garden Reviewer Not To Refer To Olive Garden Due To Trademarks

At some point, even the dimmest of lawyers will understand that parody and fair use are not infringement. There may be all sorts of reasons why big …

Patents

Exciting patent hints at modular Facebook smartphone | Pocketnow

After all, Ara inspired the Moto Z’s fast-growing ecosystem of modular accessories, while the HTC First only evoked ridicule. What’s the connection …

Patents

SoundCloud Halts Volunteer Archiving Project

"SoundCloud is not going away—not in 50 days, not in 80 days or anytime in the foreseeable future."<p>Last week, a group of volunteer digital preservationists known as The Archive Team announced they would be attempting to independently archive a 123.6 million track, 900-terabyte swath of SoundCloud, …

copyright

Momenta gets good new/bad news verdict in Lovenox patent infringement case against Amphastar; -3%/+3%

Momenta Pharmaceuticals (MNTA -3.2%) received a mixed decision from a Massachusetts district court today regarding its litigation against Amphastar …

Patents

Does Watermarking Actually Cut Down on E-book Piracy?

Watermarking has been held up by some industry members as an effective way to deter e-book piracy that doesn’t require more restrictive DRM …

copyright

Cady Noland Sues Three Galleries for Copyright Infringement Over Disavowed Log Cabin Sculpture

Art and Law<p>The artist claims that dealers have profited off of a "reproduction" of her original work.<p>& ,<p>How much can you conserve an artwork before …

copyright

Sony Using Copyright Law to Stop Spread of Leaked PS4 Dev Kit

Sony isn't just ensuring all downloads are removed, it is forcing even discussions of the leaked PS4 software development kit offline.<p>A few weeks ago …

copyright

TVS Motor Headlamp Mounting Patent Received

TVS Motor headlamp mounting patent received, this innovation can also be applied in three-wheelers and all terrain vehicles.With the new innovation, …

Patents

Attorney Rachel Krevans instrumental in Apple vs. Samsung iPhone patent battle dies at 60

Rachel Krevans, former head of intellectual property for Morrison & Foerster and part of Apple's legal team during its infamous IP courtroom fight …

Patents

4 Tips to Find a Career in Fashion That Actually Pays Well

If you're reading this, you probably already know that fashion isn't usually a get-rich-quick kind of field. While there are plenty of ways to make …

Urban Outfitters

No, Facebook isn't making a modular smartphone

Facebook’s first foray into the smartphone industry wasn’t exactly a resounding success. Launched in early 2013, the HTC First – dubbed by many as …

Patents

11-year-old invents hot car alert for parents

11-year-old Bishop Curry has invented a device that could save the lives of children across the country from hot cars.<p>Curry has invented a device that would be installed in cars to alert parents and authorities if a child has been left in a hot car.<p>“It has a temperature monitor on it and once it …

Patents

Arista loses bid to lift import ban in Cisco battle

(Reuters) - The U.S. government on Thursday dealt Arista Networks Inc a loss in its technology dispute with Cisco Systems Inc and refused to set aside an order blocking importation of some of Arista's network switches.<p>The U.S. International Trade Commission refused to rescind its May 4 ruling that …

Patents

Samsung, Google, & others formally back Apple in legal dispute with Qualcomm

Apple today has received support from a handful of tech companies in its ongoing legal dispute with Qualcomm. As reported by Reuters, the Computer & Communications Industry Association, which consists of tech companies such as Samsung, Intel, Google, Amazon, and more, today filed comments with the …

Patents

Will East Texas be able to keep patent cases, despite the Supreme Court? | Ars Technica

A single work-at-home salesman may be enough to push ahead with a patent trial.<p>The top US patent court has been asked to consider an urgent appeal …

Patents