Southern District Judge Wields New SCOTUS Copyright Standard
New York Law Journal - 2017-08-30
Hong Kong-based Jetmax, which designs, manufactures, and sells furniture, lighting and home décor items, sued New York-based Advance Limited in 2015 for copyright infringement. It claimed an Advance light set was substantially similar to Jetmax's "Metal ...

Artel Acquires ARG ElectroDesign Intellectual Property
Broadcast Newsroom - 2017-08-30
WESTFORD, Mass. -- Aug. 29, 2017 --Artel Video Systems, a world-class provider of innovative real-time multimedia delivery solutions, today announced the acquisition of selected intellectual property from ARG ElectroDesign. The transaction provides Artel ...

Deputy Attorney General Trots Out All Sorts Of Silly Analogies About 'Intellectual Property'
Tech Dirt - 2017-08-30
We've always had difficulty understanding why copyright or trademark law should even have "criminal" components to them. It seems fairly obvious that they can be handled easily enough with civil actions, without involving law enforcement. And this matter ...

China vows to step up protection of intellectual property
New York Daily News - 2017-08-30
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's cabinet vowed to step up protection of intellectual property, state radio reported on Wednesday. China will also speed up reviews of patent applications, the State Council said after a meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

Evolution of IT in intellectual property: management activities
Lexology - 2017-08-30
IP management is time consuming and risky ? errors can lead to significant value losses. Law firms and corporate IP departments must manage intellectual property in multiple jurisdictions and across different products and services. Historically, this ...

China vows to step up protection of intellectual property
Reuters - 2017-08-30
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's cabinet vowed to step up protection of intellectual property, state radio reported on Wednesday. China will also speed up reviews of patent applications, the State Council said after a meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

Gridsum Won the Government Contract for the Remote Trial Service of Beijing Intellectual Property Court
GlobeNewswire - 2017-08-30
August 30, 2017 07:00 ET | Source: Gridsum Holding Inc. BEIJING, Aug. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gridsum Holding Inc. ("Gridsum" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:GSUM), a leading provider of cloud-based big-data analytics, machine learning, and artificial ...

5 Ways to Secure Your Intellectual Property During Corporate Transitions
Inside Counsel - 2017-08-29
When it comes to departures or transactions, employment agreements and data security can only get you so far without a proactive plan. Major corporate transitions are never easy. Whether it's an employee departure (key executive, large workforce reduction ...

Jury hears opening statements in UM System intellectual property lawsuit
Columbia Missourian - 2017-08-29
Attorneys for the University of Missouri System on one side and a former MU chemical engineering professor on the other laid out their arguments in the 13th Circuit Court on Monday in a lawsuit over intellectual property. Attorney Russell Jones ...

Artel Acquires ARG ElectroDesign Intellectual Property
TV Technology - 2017-08-29
WESTFORD, Mass. -- Aug. 29, 2017 --Artel Video Systems, a world-class provider of innovative real-time multimedia delivery solutions, today announced the acquisition of selected intellectual property from ARG ElectroDesign. The transaction provides Artel ...

Global Technology Company to Launch New Ocean Tomo Intellectual Property Marketplace With Sale of 1100 Patents
IT Business Net - 2017-08-29
Ocean Tomo is announcing today the sale of 1100 patents from a Global Technology Company though auction. These patents represent the following technology areas: Printing, Computing, Imaging, Network Services, Personal Communication Systems, Life Science ...

Disney accused of copyright infringement
norcalrecord.com - 2017-08-29
LOS ANGELES -- A Florida man is suing Walt Disney Company, alleging copyright infringement. Donald P. Bochers filed a complaint Aug. 24 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against The Weinstein Company LLC, doing business as ...

The Importance Of Technical Intelligence In Automotive Intellectual Property
ECN - 2017-08-29
Intellectual Property (IP) protection and enforcement has become more important than ever in the automotive industry, as vehicle manufacturers are integrating an increasing number of innovations from technological sectors other than their traditional ...

China highlights information sharing in future copyright law enforcement
ECNS - 2017-08-29
A mechanism should be established to incorporate copyright infringement into credit records of businesses and individuals, said the report, adding that those found guilty of violations would be punished. It also proposed that amendments to the Copyright ...

Report: Tougher copyright protection needed
China Daily - 2017-08-29
Over the past several years, the country has made efforts against copyright infringement, but more efforts are needed, according to a report on the enforcement of the Copyright Law by a specialized team under the legislature. The report is being discussed ...

Trial tests University of Missouri's intellectual property policies
Columbia Daily Tribune - 2017-08-28
Propylene glycol keeps cars and airplanes running in cold weather. It is also at the center of a long-running patent dispute between the University of Missouri and an engineering professor fired in May after 16 years on the faculty. Testimony began Monday ...

Photographer accuses clothing of copyright infringement
norcalrecord.com - 2017-08-28
LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles photographer is suing a clothing retailer, alleging copyright infringement. Estevan Oriol filed a complaint Aug. 25 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Ross Stores Inc. and Occasion USA Corp ...

YouTube Personality Upset About Criticism Of His Video Loses Infringement/Defamation Lawsuit
Tech Dirt - 2017-08-27
Last year, YouTube personality [add scare quotes as needed] Matt Hosseinzadeh (a.k.a., "Matt Hoss," "Horny Tony," "Bold Guy") sued H3H3 Productions (composed of YouTube personalities Ethan and Hilla Klein) for copyright infringement. His argument?

Sharing photos online - the risks of Copyright Infringement
Lexology - 2017-08-25
With new social media platforms and photo sharing apps becoming more and more popular the risk of copyright infringement through the sharing of photography is more present than ever. The main purpose of social media is that it gives the user the ability to ...

Did Trump Just Force China To Review its Intellectual Property Laws?
The Street - 2017-08-25
Beijing promises to improve its "not perfect" IP regulation a week after Trump administration launched a formal investigation into the matter. The massive storm is on track to be the first Category 3 Hurricane to hit the U.S. coast in more than a decade.

China says will tighten controls over intellectual property theft
New York Daily News - 2017-08-25
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will tighten controls over intellectual property to provide better opportunities for foreign investors, the commerce ministry said on Friday. The government's crackdown on intellectual property violations will focus on trademark ...

Congressional town hall to focus Chinese plots to steal intellectual property
Tallahassee Democrat - 2017-08-24
Congressional town hall to focus Chinese plots to steal intellectual property "Wanton Loot: How China Is Stealing Ideas From American Entrepreneurs," is set for Aug. 30. Check out this story on tallahassee.com: http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/money ...

YouTubers Ethan and Hila Klein have won a 'landmark' copyright lawsuit
Business Insider - 2017-08-24
The question at the heart of the case was whether using copyrighted clips in a YouTube video constitutes copyright infringement, or whether it's fair use. Fair use is a US legal doctrine that lets you use copyrighted material under certain circumstances.

h3h3Productions Wins 17 Month Copyright Lawsuit After Expensive Legal Fees
Game Revolution - 2017-08-24
Matt Hoss would soon transition the YouTube flag into a civil action lawsuit against Ethan Klein, alleging copyright infringement for the video. h3h3Productions would upload a follow-up called "Matt Bold Guy Hoss Is a Dick" (view the re-upload here ...

Talking Intellectual Property: How Openly Should Entrepreneurs Share Their Ideas?
Forbes - 2017-08-23
Cynthia Dahl, who is director of the Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic in Philadelphia, helps business owners sort through IP issues, handling questions like: Should entrepreneurs ask investors to sign non-disclosure agreements?

The copyright status of MP3 resale back in court via the ReDigi appeal
CMU - 2017-08-23
When Capitol - then still an EMI subsidiary - sued the tech start-up for copyright infringement in 2012, ReDigi - which always insisted that its technology ensured that there was only ever one version of a resold digital file in existence at any one ...

Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit Secures Funding Until 2019
TorrentFreak - 2017-08-23
The UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has secured additional government funding which will keep it in action until at least 2019. The London-based operation, which has been instrumental in disrupting the activities of dozens of sites and people ...

Guatemalan Artisans Are Going After 64,000+ Etsy Products for Copyright Infringement
Fashionista - 2017-08-22
Imagine you're a weaver or leather-worker in Guatemala. You labor intensely over a product -- let's say a bag featuring textiles unique to your heritage -- and sell it to an American tourist for $35. It's worth a good deal more, you think, but the ...

MPAA Wins Copyright Infringement Case Against Chinese Streaming-Video Site
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-08-22
Although once rampant, film and television piracy has become less of a threat in China, thanks to collective action by the MPA, government authorities and local industry stakeholders. The Motion Pictures Association of America has notched another victory ...

China blasts U.S. intellectual property investigation as 'irresponsible'
The Hill - 2017-08-21
China slammed the recent launch of a full-fledged U.S. investigation into China's alleged international property theft on Monday, calling the probe "irresponsible." "The United States' disregard of World Trade Organization rules and use of domestic ...

China expresses 'strong dissatisfaction' with US intellectual property probe
CNBC - 2017-08-21
A U.S. intellectual property probe into China has sparked renewed tension. China's Commerce Ministry said it would take appropriate measures to defend the country's lawful interests. China on Monday expressed "strong dissatisfaction" with the U.S. launch ...

Copyright Law for Community Associations
Lexology - 2017-08-21
If the association has not obtained a license allowing it to use the copyrighted material, it may be subject to penalties for copyright infringement. Under the U.S. Copyright Act, original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression are ...

Yes, China Steals U.S. Intellectual Property, But That Doesn't Mean Trade With China Is A Bad Thing
Investors Business Daily - 2017-08-21
Trade: As the U.S. gets ready to square off with China over its unfair trade practices, a new study by a group of economists suggests that China has had a major beneficial impact on both U.S. inflation and its standard of living. Will a trade war with ...

US to review China intellectual property policies
BBC - 2017-08-19
The US has formally launched an investigation into China's policies regarding intellectual property. The top US trade official, Robert Lighthizer, said his office had "determined that these critical issues merit a thorough investigation". The move was ...

U.S. formally launches probe of China's intellectual property practices
investing.com - 2017-08-19
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday formally launched an investigation into China's alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property, a widely expected move following a call from President Donald Trump earlier this week to determine whether a ...

US launches formal probe over China intellectual property practices
Financial Times - 2017-08-18
The Trump administration formally launched an investigation into Chinese intellectual property theft on Friday in a signal that the departure of Steve Bannon, one of its most prominent economic nationalists, is unlikely to slow a move to take a tougher ...

US formally launches probe of China's intellectual property practices
Fox Business - 2017-08-18
The United States on Friday formally launched an investigation into China's alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property, a widely expected move following a call from President Donald Trump earlier this week to determine whether a probe was needed.

KitKat maker Nestle accused of copyright infringement
London Loves Business - 2017-08-18
Gaming company Atari has accused Nestle of breaching its copyright bycopying Breakout, the 1970s-computer game, in a KitKat marketing campaign. In a complaint filed yesterday in federal court in San Francisco, Atari said the advert showed Nestlé knowingly ...

KitKat maker Nestle has been accused of copyright infringement... by Atari
CITY A.M. - 2017-08-18
KitKat is involved in another rights row, but this time it's nothing to do with its chocolate bar. Gaming company Atari has accused KitKat's owner, Nestle, of copyright and trademark infringement and unfair competition because it used its 1970s video game ...

Citizens Against Government Waste Supports the Protection of U.S. Intellectual Property
Business Wire - 2017-08-17
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement in support of the executive memorandum that was signed by President Donald Trump on August 14, 2017, directing the U.S. Trade ...

'Once Upon a Time in Venice' copyright holders claim film was unlawfully distributed online
Pennsylvania Record - 2017-08-17
Venice PI LLC filed a complaint on July 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against John Does 1-10 alleging copyright infringement. According to the complaint, the plaintiff is the registered copyright holder of the film ...

Chinese Intellectual Property Theft to Continue as Trump Mixes Messages
The Street - 2017-08-17
President Donald Trump this week ordered the United States to take bold action to stop China's theft and abuse of intellectual property. Only, he didn't. That's just what it sounded like he did....1275 more words left in this article. To read them, just ...

U.S. Judge Declines to Dismiss Indictment Against KickAssTorrents Founder On Criminal Copyright Charges
otcmarkets.com - 2017-08-17
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rightscorp (OTCQB: RIHT), a leading provider of data analytics and litigation services, as well as copyright infringement protection services to support artists and owners of copyrighted property ...

Default judgment for copyright infringement upheld by Court as no evidence found for out-of-court settlement
Mondaq - 2017-08-17
The Defendants sought to have a default judgment set aside, but failed. One Plaintiff owns copyright in two works that are licenced to the second Plaintiff, Canada Athletics, who manufactures a wide variety of garments with the copyrighted works displayed.

Intellectual Property Rights Protect Massive Profits of Corporations
TheRealNews - 2017-08-17
Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He is the author of several books, his latest being "Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer".

South Korean garment business accuses Texas competitor of copyright infringement
norcalrecord.com - 2017-08-16
LOS ANGELES -- A South Korean garment business is suing a Texas competitor, alleging copyright infringement. C&SM International filed a complaint July 14 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against A'Gaci LLC, and Does 1 through ...

Italian ISPs Say New Copyright Amendment Infringes Human Rights
TorrentFreak - 2017-08-16
According to AIIP, it is the judiciary that should have sole power over copyright infringement disputes in Italy. When other bodies such as AGCOM are given control over criminal issues, it represents a violation of both constitutional principles and EU law.

Donald Trump sends tough signal to China on unfair intellectual property practices
Dawn - 2017-08-16
WASHINGTON: The United States in effect served notice on China on Monday by opening an investigation into unfair trade practices focused on intellectual property (IP) and advanced technology. But punitive action is still about a year away, and conclusions ...

Remittances growth beat government target in January-June, BSP says
BusinessMirror. - 2017-08-15
The BSP said the continued increase in remittances in June was supported by stable demand for skilled Filipino workers abroad, citing data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, which indicated a 50-percent hike in the number of Filipino ...

Remittances growth beat government target in January-June, BSP says
BusinessMirror. - 2017-08-15
The BSP said the continued increase in remittances in June was supported by stable demand for skilled Filipino workers abroad, citing data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, which indicated a 50-percent hike in the number of Filipino ...

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