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AI Voice Rights Battle

AI Voice Rights Battle: AI companies accused of stealing actors’ voices

As NPR reports, Lawyers for Scarlett Johansson are demanding that OpenAI disclose how it developed an AI personal assistant voice that the actress says sounds uncannily similar to her own. The lawyers are demanding details about how and why OpenAI’… Read More
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Categories: Licensing, Litigation
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Federal Circuit Rules on Inequitable Conduct in Toddler Mat Patent Case

The Federal Circuit has ruled on a district court finding that a plaintiff in a patent infringement case was barred from seeking relief due to unclean hands. The appeal arose from a lawsuit between two rival manufacturers of dining mats for toddlers:… Read More
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OpenAI Wins Trademark Injunction

A California federal court has ruled that a Silicon Valley entrepreneur may not use the trademark “OpenAI” because of a likelihood of confusion with Microsoft’s OpenAI. OpenAI, the founder of the generative artificial intelligence (AI) tool Cha… Read More
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Categories: Litigation, Trademarks
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California Court Rules on Motion to Dismiss in AI Training Case

A California Federal Court has ruled in favor of a motion to dismiss a case brought by computer programmers who alleged that their work had been used to train artificial intelligence (AI) models to generate code. The case is J. Doe 1 v. GitHub, Inc.… Read More
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IP Right Toolkit

US Patent Office Releases New China IP Rights Toolkit

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has released a revised edition of its China Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Toolkit. According to the USPTO, The Toolkit offers an in-depth look at the basics of protecting IP rights in China… It also p… Read More
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US Supreme Court to Hear…

US Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Parody Dog Toys

The US Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a trademark case involving a maker of squeaky dog toys and Jack Daniel’s whiskey. The toy at issue, sold by VIP Products LLC, is called the “Bad Spaniels Silly Squeaker” and it looks something like a… Read More
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Categories: Litigation, Trademarks
California Court Rules Google’s NDAs Violate Labor Law

California Court Rules Google’s NDAs Violate Labor Law

A California judge has ruled that Google’s confidentiality agreements with employees are too broad and violate state labor laws. As the Washington Post reported, A Google employee identified as John Doe argued that the broad nondisclosure agreement… Read More
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Federal Circuit Upholds A…

Federal Circuit Upholds Award of Attorneys’ Fees in Fracking Case

The Federal Circuit has upheld an award of attorneys’ fees against a party that tried to enforce a patent found to be invalid. The case of ENERGY HEATING, LLC v. HEAT ON-THE-FLY, LLC involved Heat-on-the-Fly’s (HOTF’s) patent for a “method an… Read More
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Getting Sued Where Your S…

Getting Sued Where Your Servers Are: A Lesson from Netflix

A federal magistrate judge recently suggested that Netflix could be sued in the Eastern District of Texas because it uses servers there. The case of CA, Inc. v. Netflix, Inc. involves a dispute over whether Netflix is infringing CA’s patents. Among… Read More
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Ericsson's Legal Fight with Samsung Intensifies

Ericsson's Legal Fight with Samsung Intensifies

The licensing and royalty disputes between Samsung Electronics Co. and Ericsson Inc. have turned into a major legal fight across several jurisdictions. Each side has taken action in its bid to gain the upper hand. Analysts believe that this will even… Read More
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Categories: Litigation, Patents