This Week In Intellectual Property, September 30th

This Week In Intellectual Property, September 30th

News and Commentary

A district judge has approved the National Music Publisher’s Association’s (NMPA) request to file a copyright complaint against exercise start up company Peloton, which claims $300 million in damages.

Charles Duan wrote an op-ed in the Washington Examiner detailing the shortcomings of the STRONGER Patents Act and its neglect of pharmaceutical patent monopolies which he claims are “at the center of the current drug pricing crisis”.

The supermodel ex-girlfriend of One Direction pop star Zayn Malik is being sued for copyright infringement because she posted a picture of the two of them on instagram that was taken by paparazzi photographer Robert O’Neil.

Google has announced that it will not pay French publishers the expected copyright licensing fees that were mandated by an EU copyright law enacted last year. Mike Masnick at Tech Dirt writes about the aforementioned Google-EU copyright dispute, saying that the predicament was very predictable from the formative days of the legislation.

A recent gathering of Chinese Americans in Silicon Valley denounced the federal government’s increasingly aggressive search for Chinese inventors exploiting America’s intellectual property and innovations, saying that it has lead to racial profiling.


New Research

A new paper by Erika Lietzan and Kristina Acri née Lybecker published in the Washington Law Review argues that the deterioration of patent life during premarket testing for drugs harms innovation in the pharmaceutical industry.

The Free State Foundation has a new paper arguing that volition shouldn’t determine the legitimacy of copyright infringement cases.  The authors, Randolph May and Seth Cooper, allege that congress should preserve clear and strict liability rules regarding direct copyright infringement.

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By |2019-09-30T14:24:09-07:00September 30th, 2019|Blog, Intellectual Property|