Intellectual Property

 
 
  • “AI” Run Amok, Falsely Accuses Thousands Of Unemployment Fraud, Says Class Action

    A case in Michigan will set the alarm bills ringing for those concerned about artificial intelligence in the legal system, specifically when it’s employed in the course of enforcement and prosecution. In Michigan, a class action was...

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  • You Have The Right To Confront Your Accuser. What If Your Accuser Is An Algorithm?

    In criminal proceedings it’s become increasingly common for software-based technology to be used in garnering or processing evidence, or to calculate a sentence. Defense attorneys who want to challenge these processes often find that courts are willing...

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  • Tesla Drops Suit Against A Short-Seller & Critic

    Tesla was trying to get a permanent restraining order against the man, who is part of an online community of Tesla short-sellers and critics who maintain the company exaggerates its technological claims and financial prospects. Tesla claims...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Can You Copyright A Drink?

    A recipe is like a phone book, and you can’t own anything so "factual,” said an IP expert, a panelist at a recent bar industry conference. The question arises because there’s been something of a renaissance in...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Amazon, Fielding A Big Counterfeit Merchandise Problem, Sets Up A Grievance Procedure

    Amazon, badgered by the problem of counterfeiters proliferating among the growing ranks of its third-party sellers, has set up what amounts to a private arbitration system for resolving complaints by aggrieved retailers whose merchandise has been faked....

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  • Every Adult In Bulgaria Hacked; Suspect Works For A Security Firm

    Following a hack of the Bulgarian tax authority, resulting in the theft of personal data on virtually every adult in the country, police arrested a Bulgarian cybersecurity expert who works for a US firm that specializes in...

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  • “Deep Fakes” Are A Free Speech Conundrum

    By today’s standards the job that was done on Nancy Pelosi is relatively primitive. Recently, for example, to prove a point the filmmaker Jordan Peele (BlacKkKlansman and Get Out) collaborated with Buzz Feed and produced a video...

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  • Site That Streams Sanitized Versions of Movies, Hit With $62M Damages, Vows To Fight On

    The movie streaming service VidAngel, ordered to pay $62.4 Million in damages for copyright infringement, said it would appeal the verdict as well as explore its options in bankruptcy court.

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  • Responding to Surge in Fraudulent USPTO Specimens

    The USPTO has recently seen a surge in fraudulent trademark applications relying on digitally altered specimens of use. Rather than providing an image of the genuine goods bearing the trademark, applicants use graphics software to digitally place...

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  • JetBlue Suing Jetblack

    Low-cost airline JetBlue has filed suit against Walmart, alleging that Jetblack, Walmart’s concierge shopping service, is infringing on its trademark. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in the Southern District of New York, seeks a permanent injunction,...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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