This Week in Intellectual Property, April 9th

This Week in Intellectual Property, April 9th

Rent Check

A recent essay for the National Bureau of Economic Research explains how some innovations may not come about, either due to regulations that lead to lag times for patent effectiveness or limited access to information.


News and Commentary

Florian Mueller gives an update on Apple and Qualcomm’s ongoing legal battle. Following the recent San Diego court decision that sided with Qualcomm, both companies are waiting on the far more important ITC decision.

Over 50 organizations, ranging from ALEC to the New York International Latino Film Festival, signed a letter to Congress advocating for continued strong IP protections.

Russia is trying to break into the global fashion market. To aid their companies in this, they recently adopted a bill that allows for temporary protections of unregistered designs.

The FTC won a court case against academic publisher Srinubabu Gedela. In 2016, the FTC argued that Gedela lied to academics and other scientific professionals about the level of peer review and publishing costs associated with his journals.

Crunchbase looks at how articles 11 and 13 will scare away potential European startups. With increased risks and red tape, startups will avoid content, which will reduce the traffic of the very news organizations these reforms were supposed to help. Meanwhile, Germany’s Free Democratic Party is trying to stop Germany from adopting the new rules.

Walter Olson explains how the famous “Blurred Lines” court decision has changed the way the song writing business operates, especially for songwriters.

Car-maker Daimler is asking for clarification on Nokia patents that they claim are important for car communications. Nokia has built up a robust patent library after years as the industry leader.

Amazon’s continued growth in the retail sector has meant that they have to deal with many copyright issues. They have their own internal process to deal with counterfeit and infringement cases, but it hasn’t been completely successful in avoiding lawsuits.


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By |2019-04-09T13:44:51-07:00April 9th, 2019|Blog, Intellectual Property|