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Federal Circuit Affirms E…

Federal Circuit Affirms Eolas Patent Claims Invalid

The Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling invalidating several claims in a computing patent that Eolas sought to assert against Amazon, Google, and Walmart. The ’507 patent at issue claims priority from a patent filed in 1994. As Ars Techni… Read More
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TTAB Finds 4:20 Trademark Deceptive

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB or Board), part of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), has found that a proposed registration of the “4:20” trademark by Republic Technologies (NA) LLC was deceptively misdescriptive and thus not… Read More
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Unlocking the Legal Power of Words in Patent Drafting

Patents, in their essence, are legal documents that encapsulate the brilliance of inventive minds, preserving the originality and exclusivity of their contributions. The language utilized within these documents, however, is not merely a medium of exp… Read More
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Federal Circuit Affirms L…

Federal Circuit Affirms Loss for Roku in ITC Case

The Federal Circuit has affirmed the International Trade Commission (ITC) ‘s decision in a dispute involving smart TVs between Universal Electronics, Inc. and Roku. At issue was US Patent No. 10,593,196 for a System and Method for Optimized App… Read More
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Reddit and Google Enter into AI Content Licensing Agreement

Reuters has reported that Reddit has entered into an agreement with Google to make content posted by Reddit users available to train Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) models. According to a source, this licensing deal is worth about $60 million… Read More
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Patent Office issues guid…

Patent Office issues guidelines for AI-assisted inventions

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued guidance and examples for inventions assisted by artificial intelligence (AI). It went into effect on February 13. This guidance is related to the USPTO’s obligations under the Executive Order o… Read More
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UK Court Rules that AI …

UK Court Rules that AI “Invention” Isn’t Patentable

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that inventions developed solely by artificial intelligence (AI) may not be granted patent protection. In 2018, Dr. Stephen Thaler filed UK patent applications for a new kind of food or beverage container and for a new… Read More
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The Impact of AI in IP La…

The Impact of AI in IP Law

In the realm of disruptive technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands tall as a harbinger of innovation and transformation. Across sectors, AI’s potential to revolutionize traditional practices and models has become undeniable. One arena… Read More
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The Role of IP in the Gam…

The Role of IP in the Gaming Industry: From Copyright Protection to Patent Wars

In the dynamic world of the gaming industry, intellectual property (IP) plays a pivotal role. The effective protection of IP can determine the success and failure of video game companies. Understanding the significance of IP rights and their impact o… Read More
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China’s Race to Become…

China’s Race to Become The World’s Leading IP Producer: A Forecast of Global Innovation

After consistently establishing itself as the country with the most patent applications in the world, China is well on its way to becoming an IP powerhouse—but what does this mean for the rest of the world? A little over a decade ago, China had a s… Read More
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