This Week in Intellectual Property, October 21st

This Week in Intellectual Property, October 21st

News and Commentary

Lee Burgunder writes for IP Watchdog about the evolving landscape of photography copyright litigation over the past few years.

Trevor Burrus and Sam Spiegelman at the Cato Institute have a blog post about Georgia’s copyrighted legal code that limits access to the official codification of the state’s laws.

Senior fellows Yukon Huang and Jeremy Smith write for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about China’s improving record on IP rights.

Steve Brachman has an article in IP Watchdog detailing the recent influence of academics on patent legislation being considered by staffers on Capitol Hill.

Robot vacuum rivals SharkNinja and iRobot are going to court for alleged copyright infringement.

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) has called on Congress to open an investigation into the teen-crazed social media platform TikTok, alleging that the app continuously violates musician’s intellectual property.

The Kentucky Derby Festival and artist Andre Wilson have reached a settlement in the copyright lawsuit over the design of the 2018 Derby Festival jacket.

The copyright lawsuits have come for recently famed singer/songwriter Lizzo.  90s singer CeCe Peniston has accused Lizzo of stealing ad-libs for her hit song “Juice”.

The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from the University of Wisconsin to reestablish a 2015 patent victory against tech giant Apple.

Eric Zorn has a column in the Chicago Tribune about the proposed CASE Act’s adverse consequences for individuals social media posts.

Elaine Povich writes for Pew Charitable Trusts about the tech industry’s backlash to the right-to-repair movement.

Beth Mole has an article in Ars Technica detailing the exponential increases in prescription drug prices that have been caused by current market conditions.


New Research

Alexander Ljungqvist from the Cato Institute has published new research about the true value of a patent and the monopoly rights to an innovation that the US patent lottery rewards.

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By |2019-10-21T14:26:22-07:00October 21st, 2019|Blog, Intellectual Property|