Intellectual Property

Synthetic Talk Is Cheap But It Can’t Be Free, Say Critics

The revelation that 45 seconds of what appears to be the voice of the late Anthony Bourdain in the movie Roadrunner was generated by a…

Biden Issues “Right-To-Repair” Order. Advocates Want More.

Responding to the frustrations of consumers, repair shop owners, farmers, and many a DIY fixer, President Biden has made the “right to repair” part of…

Top Ten Patent Applicants In Canada All Foreign Companies

“It’s embarrassing,” said one interested observer of the Canadian intellectual property scene.“We can’t even have ownership of our own market when it comes to intangible…

Venue Shopping Foiled

Dennis Crouch, writing in Patently-O, discusses a brazen attempt to manipulate venue in two related patent infringement cases. The effort was squashed by the Federal…

Patent System Costly and Unnecessary, Article Says

Awareness about the importance of R&D has never been higher thanks to the pandemic and the rapid development of vaccines. Government’s role in supporting research…

Warning Re Trade Secrets: Employees With Access To Info Can’t “Steal” It

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Van Buren v U.S. dealt with a police officer misusing official data for his own purposes, but this decision…

Traditional Press Needs IP Protection, Says Ex-Dean of Harvard Law

“Only one private industry is mentioned in the Constitution, and that is the press,” says Martha Minow, former dean of Harvard Law School. “The framers…

Is Your Face Your Intellectual Property?

About three years ago local Philadelphia tv personality Karen Hepp took a trip to New York, and smiled at a security camera in a convenience…

No More USPTO Submissions in PDF

All documents submitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office will need to be in DOCX format as of Jan. 1, 2022. PDF submissions will…

Bitter Estate Battle Over Robert Indiana’s Work Turns Into Lovefest

When the artist Robert Indiana died in 2018, a high-stakes litigation battle erupted over rights to his work and how it would be handled and…