Intellectual Property

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NFT Art Not Immune From IP Law

A recent court decision suggests that the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) will be subject to trademark law, albeit “balanced against first amendment principals on […]

AI and IP On a Collision Course

Two new E-tools, DALL-E and Midjourney, use AI to create images based on user text prompts. They do their task by wading through billions of […]

Get Back To Where You Once Belonged

It all began with The Beatles. Not long before they broke up for good, the Fab Four founded Apple Records and its parent company, Apple […]

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Dog Food Parody Label Doesn’t Amuse Jack Daniel’s. Now It’s Before The Supreme Court.

Last month the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc. v. VIP Products, a dispute that could shift the way courts balance […]

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New AI Guidance From The Copyright Office

The U.S. Copyright Office has announced a new artificial intelligence initiative and with it a new guidance, which appeared in the March 16 Federal Register. […]

Creation and Invention

Thaler v. Vidal asks the question, does the Patent Act categorically restrict the statutory term ‘inventor’ to human beings alone? The Patent Office and the […]

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AI Touted For One-Stop-Shop Trademark Work

An article in Bloomberg Law suggests AI could allow trademark attorneys to add an additional service that would make them more of a one-stop-shop, particularly […]

Class Action Against Cybersecurity Firm/Patent Troll Dismissed

A shareholder’s securities fraud complaint against cybersecurity technology company Finjan Holdings, Inc has been dismissed by the Ninth Circuit. Finjan develops security technologies for mobile […]

A Well-Recognized Sentiment Attains More Memorable Status

On appeal to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the entertainer Lizzo has successfully registered the trademark “100% THAT BITCH.” Once upon a time the […]

Report Says Patent Trial and Appeal Board Judges Pressured

The PTAB was created in 2012 as an alternative to the federal courts for settling certain patent disputes. The Supreme Court ruled in 2021 that […]