Intellectual Property

How to protect your intellectual property

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>If you’re a small-business owner looking to profit from your invention or artistic work, you should learn to protect your intellectual property ASAP.<p>What is intellectual property?<p>Intellectual property is any invention or piece of original work …

Business

Wolfgang’s Vault Hit With Class Action Copyright Suit

When entrepreneur William Sagan opened up “Wolfgang’s Vault” in 2006, and began streaming a massive archive of concert recordings online, he also …

Copyright

The Great Meme War II: Amid Lawsuit Threats, the Alt-Right Says Pepe Belongs to Them

The alt-right promises to fight for the right to shitpost.<p>Pepe the Frog's creator has promised to wrestle his popular cartoon frog away from the alt-right using legal action, and the alt-right has promised to fight back. Artist Matt Furie's lawyers served cease and desist letters to online …

Copyright

New patent review process has saved billions—so why is it under attack? | Ars Technica

"Inter partes review" let a patent's opponents be heard, without spending millions.<p>Five years ago this month, the first "inter partes review" began, …

Patents

Stream Ripping Piracy Goes From Bad to Worse, Music Industry Reports

Free music is easy to find nowadays. Just head over to YouTube and you can find millions of tracks including many of the most recent releases.<p>While …

Copyright

Michael Healy on Deepening World Copyright Hotspots for Publishers

‘Copyright has come to be seen by many outside our industry as an inhibitor to creativity,’ writes Michael Healy ahead of a special session at …

Copyright

Navigating Aspects of the First-Inventor-to-File Provisions of the America Invents Act | Section of Intellectual Property Law

This article is intended to provide general guidance with respect to filing practices for the majority of patent applications that are filed as a …

Patents

Hitachi Metals claims China-based companies stole its trade secrets

Hitachi Metals has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission against China-based companies it alleges stole trade secrets for …

China

Obviousness-Type Double Patenting: Who Would Have Thought It Would Have Such a Profound Effect on the Pharmaceutical Industry? | Section of Intellectual Property Law

<b>The Basics of Obviousness-Type Double Patenting</b><p>A brief overview is first presented of what obviousness-type double patenting is, where it came from, …

Patents

A Dozen Times to Call Your Antitrust Lawyer | Section of Intellectual Property Law

When Antitrust Alarm Bells Ring<p>1. Entering into a Merger, Acquisition, or Joint Venture<p>Whenever parties consider a merger, acquisition, or joint …

Law

A Million ‘Pirate’ Boxes Sold in the UK During The Last Two Years

With the devices hitting the headlines on an almost weekly basis, it probably comes as no surprise that ‘pirate’ set-top boxes are quickly becoming …

Copyright

Help wanted: Intellectual Ventures sets up ISF Incubator to commercialize discoveries

Calling all entrepreneurs: Intellectual Ventures is launching a new business unit called ISF Incubator to match up its inventions with outsiders who …

Science

Nikon has a design patent for a new Coolpix superzoom camera

Nikon has a new design patent (date of patent: August 29th, 2017) for a Coolpix superzoom camera. This could be the rumored replacement of the P900 …

Nikon

Meeting of the Minds—IPOs and Patents: Friends, Enemies, or Strangers?

With such large extremes in valuations and first trade day pricing, as patent specialists, we can’t help but wonder how patent portfolios influence …

Patents

Tesla Model 3’s unique HVAC system explained in new patent

One of the first things that catch your attention in the Tesla Model 3 is its long and clean dash. It runs from one side to the other only encumbered by the cutouts for the steering wheel and the center touchscreen.<p>The clean minimalist look of the Model 3’s interior is mainly enabled by two things: …

Tesla

This wireless endoscopic camera is the coolest smartphone accessory we’ve seen in a while

There are so many nifty smartphone accessories out there that most people have no idea even exist. But then when you find one and a light goes off… …

Gear & Gadgets

Supernus Pharma trading halted pending news

Nasdaq has suspended trading in Supernus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SUPN) pending the release of news.<p>Now read: <b>Is Supernus Becoming The Leader In ADHD</b> …

Business

A Shape-Shifting Car? Patent Filings Point to Auto Industry's Future

DETROIT—Car fanatics wanting a glimpse at the auto industry’s next big thing used to flock to auto shows. Now, many of them flip through online patent filings.<p>Auto makers, pressured to keep up with Silicon Valley companies working on autonomous-car technology and ride sharing, have sharply boosted …

Business

PropertyGuru in legal tussle with 99.co over copyright infringement

SINGAPORE: Property portal PropertyGuru has taken 99.co to court over copyright infringement, accusing the latter of reproducing content from its …

Copyright

The Pirate Bay website quietly runs a cryptocurrency miner on visitors' PCs, gobbling up CPU cycles

Users were NOT happy about a lack of notice…<p>| September 18, 20172:16 pm | Filed under: Web Browsers 0<p>The Pirate Bay surprised many of its users when …

Copyright

Cybersecurity and technology transfer seen as top priorities for NIST director nominee

President Donald Trump has nominated Walter Copan, an expert in technology transfer, to be the director of the National Institute of Standards and …

Cybersecurity

Judge Paul Michel presents supplemental testimony on PTAB reforms to the House IP subcommittee - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Chief Judge Paul Michel (CAFC, ret.)<p>On Tuesday, August 12th, former Chief Judge Paul Michel presented supplemental testimony to the House Judiciary …

Pot with patents could plant the seeds of future lawsuits - The Cannifornian

It’s hard to make sense of cannabis regulation.<p>The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) continues to categorize marijuana as a Schedule I drug. That …

Cannabis

Patent filing suggests Tesla still interested in battery swapping

Tesla first toyed with the idea of battery swapping three years ago, only to walk away from the service less than one year later. Despite this, the …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Nokia says to get sales boost after patent ruling

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia <NOKIA.HE> will start to book additional revenue from the current quarter after a ruling by an arbitration court on payments from South Korea's LG Electronics <066570.KS> for using its smartphone patents.<p>The Finnish company said it would also get a one-off payment, …

Patents

Boards overlook $550b intellectual property black hole: Glasshouse

US activist investors such as Carl Icahn were among the first to realise that companies were undervaluing their patents and other intellectual …

Australian News

CreativeFuture Pushes Back on Internet Industry’s Claim That They Are ‘New Faces’ of Content

WASHINGTON — CreativeFuture, the coalition of entertainment and media industry groups and creative professionals, is pushing back on claims from …

Copyright

Nokia announces patent award in LG case

Nokia (NYSE:NOK) announces receiving a patent decision in its arbitration with LG Electronics (OTC:LGEAF).<p>Nokia didn’t disclose the award details but …

Business

The Patent Troll Lobby Never Learns From SCOTUS

Here’s a simple question for you: If, every time you faced a particular court, it found against you either unanimously or close to it, would you not …

Patents

Are You at Risk of Being De-Equitized? Is It Time to Look for Option B? - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Law firm partners are no longer safe in their positions once they attain equity partnership. That security is a thing of the past. If you are a law …

Venture Capital