News and Commentary
Our response article in IP Watchdog that rebuts a previous piece from Lydia Malone on the same site. Gene Quinn of IP Watchdogpublished a follow up piece on the debate saying that he believe’s patents are not too strong, but too weak.
Erin Herskowitz has an article in IAM, arguing that patents should be a means to an end for start up firms rather than an end in themselves.
At TechDirt, Mike Masnick writes about the decline of music piracy that’s occurred over the past few years because of the introduction of streaming services and how that effects the music industry. Masnick also writes about the recent decision of Congress to approve the controversial CASE Act, and the Lego company’s use of IP rights to bully the 3D printing users.
A post in Anticipat Blog looks at the patenting of machine learning and artificial intelligence technology at the US Patent Office vs the European Patent Office.
Joe Mullin has a piece written for EFF that’s critical of the Stronger Patents Act, and argues that it will produce more patent trolls and cost the economy billions in unnecessary legal costs.
Other articles in EFF this week include Alex Moss writing about the need for transparency in patent information, Mark Press criticizing science publisher Elsevier’s access restrictions, and Elliot Harmon writing about the benefits of making the kids show Sesame Street open access.
Irina Manta of Hofstra University published new research in the Journal of Law & Innovation that explains the political landscape of intellectual property law and the future of copyright sanctions.
The US Copyright Office has submitted a report to congress that analyzes copyright fees proposed to take effect in Spring of 2020.