• Prison labor: a boon to greater patenting?

    Prison labor: a boon to greater patenting?

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/prison-labor-boon-to-greater-patenting.html Few topics engage IP thinkers today more than looking for correlates to innovation. One rough way to do this is to identify factors that correlate in a greater (or lesser) fashion with patents. This Kat recognizes that patents are nor a complete surrogate for innovation. Still, most would agree that... Continue reading

     
  • CJEU confirms differential treatment of what amounts to unfair advantage for well-known trade marks in its KENZO ESTATE/KENZO judgment

    CJEU confirms differential treatment of what amounts to unfair advantage for well-known trade marks in its KENZO ESTATE/KENZO judgment

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/cjeu-confirms-differential-treatment-of.html FashionKat In 2008 Kenzo Tsujimoto filed two separate trade mark applications with the EUIPO. The word sign in respect of which registration was sought was Kenzo Estate. The first application was for goods and services in Class 33 (wine, alcoholic beverages of fruit, western liquors). The second application was for goods... Continue reading

     
  • Guest Post: NDAs & NNNs in China.

    Guest Post: NDAs & NNNs in China.

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/guest-post-ndas-nnns-in-china.html Fiona approaches with caution. Wondering what’s the difference between an NDA and an NNN? And which one might be more effective in China? Hejab Azam, from PatSnap has some thoughts. Hejab is a copywriter at Patsnap, creating educational content about IP, particularly in relation to business strategies – often interviewing R&D... Continue reading

     
  • DeepMind: First major AI patent filings revealed

    DeepMind: First major AI patent filings revealed

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/deepmind-first-major-ai-patent-filings.html DeepMind, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) research company, has filed a series of international patent applications, which have now been published for the first time. The applications relate to a number of the fundamental aspects of modern day machine learning, and are therefore of potential significance to anyone operating in... Continue reading

     
  • An Apology to the Machine

    An Apology to the Machine

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/an-apology-to-machine.html Following on from this morning’s post reporting on the EPO’s Patenting of Artificial Intelligence conference, Katfriend Gwilym Roberts of Kilburn & Strode provides an insight into the ethical dilemmas that arise in this area.  This one should provoke discussion and debate!  Moral meowsings from the AI Kat “We’ve seen patent fads come and... Continue reading

     
  • Respect of family life cannot be abused to trump copyright protection, says AG Szpunar

    Respect of family life cannot be abused to trump copyright protection, says AG Szpunar

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/respect-of-family-life-cannot-be-abused.html Clearly looking at something very interesting While it is true that Member States retain significant freedom in devising relevant procedures for repressing copyright infringements and awarding damages, Article 8 of the InfoSoc Directive requires resulting sanctions and remedies be effective, proportionate and dissuasive. This provision is in line with what... Continue reading

     
  • Report: EPO conference – Patenting Artificial Intelligence

    Report: EPO conference – Patenting Artificial Intelligence

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/report-epo-conference-patenting.html On 30 May 2018, the EPO held a ‘first of its kind’ (as it was called by one of the EPO officials) conference on ‘Patenting Artificial Intelligence’. The event reportedly sold out one week after registration opened, showing the tremendous interest from professionals and industry in the field.   Katfriend... Continue reading

     
  • Tails of a Cybersquat Claiming Grumpy Cat and an IP Licence

    Tails of a Cybersquat Claiming Grumpy Cat and an IP Licence

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/tails-of-cybersquatting-grumpy-cat-and.html Turns out our Merpel is not the only internet sensation with feline features; there’s another described as “one of the most famous cats in the world.” This celebrity cat in question is named Tardar Sauce, but is better known to the world as Grumpy Cat – the fury face... Continue reading

     
  • The IPKat is turning 15 … and is inviting you to the birthday party!

    The IPKat is turning 15 … and is inviting you to the birthday party!

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-ipkat-is-turning-15-and-is-inviting.html It’s (Kat)party time!! Can you believe that the IPKat is no longer a kitten and is actually turning 15 this year?! To celebrate the best of the teen age years of the IP community’s favourite blog, join us on Monday, 2 July at Bristows London offices for an afternoon... Continue reading

     
  • Dutch court rules that for-profit provision of links to unlicensed content is an infringement

    Dutch court rules that for-profit provision of links to unlicensed content is an infringement

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2018/06/dutch-court-rules-that-for-profit_4.html Ready for some licensed TV? Can the making available – following payment of an IPTV subscription fee – of streams to unlicensed content amount to an infringement of copyright/related rights? This is the issue that the District Court of Limburg (in Maastricht, The Netherlands) had to address in a recent... Continue reading

     
 
 
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