Article Archive for July 2011
According to a newsletter sent by NJQ & Associates, there are currently no IP laws in the new nation of South Sudan and that Sudanese laws will be applicable until the issuance of its own laws.
Google+ is the popular new kid on the online social networking scene, but Facebook might deal it a devastating blow before it grows into a serious rival. Google+’s “Stream” and its webpage layout look exactly like Facebook’s “Newsfeed,” so much so that there are grounds for trademark infringement.
Earlier this month Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. (CST) granted a world-wide patent license to Pfizer for an enzyme that could be used to help doctors deal with non-small-cell-type lung cancer. A worldwide patent license for …
Professors congregate to react to the US Senate-introduced “Protect IP Act.” The report states that the Act “has grave constitutional infirmities, potentially dangerous consequences for the stability and security of the Internet’s addressing system, and will undermine United States foreign policy and strong support of free expression on the Internet around the world.”
California-based Gilead Sciences became the first pharmaceutical company to license critical patents to the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP). The arrangement allows companies interested in producing low-cost generic versions of Gilead’s patented drugs to license the patents from the MPP, with royalties going to Gilead.
Italian car manufacturer Lamborghini sues Dal Toro for trademark infringement in U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, Las Vegas.
The website Techdirt and the photographer David Slater have been in a battle over who actually owns the copyright to images taken by black macaques in Indonesia. We can all agree it is not the macaques.
A new study shows that industries that rely on fair use have weathered the recession better than the economy as a whole, and have seen significant growth in recent years. The study divides industries into …
Netflix is in the news again; it has drawn the ire of some consumers with its recent price increases on some of its membership plans. Although some angry Netflix customers are announcing plans to return to BitTorrent, it seems like for-pay streaming is here to stay.
Last week Warner Bros. won a significant court ruling that will protect the copyright of the characters from the MGM film The Wizard of Oz, as well as Gone with the Wind and Tom & Jerry. The Eighth Circuit upheld part of a permanent injunction against AVELA, Inc.