Category Archives: Copyright Law

Interview with The 11 Day Power Play, Inc.

The interview for this week. This week, Vince LoTempio had a chance to interview The 11 Day Power Play, Inc. Here’s how it went: What is the name of your business? Where are you located? What are you trying to accomplish with your venture? The 11 Day Power Play, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 organization […] The post Interview with The 11 Day Power Play, Inc. appeared first on Vincent LoTempio | Registered Patent Attorney, Trademark, and Copyright | 1-800-866-0039... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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IP and the draft Brexit Agreement: no surprises (except maybe in Northern Ireland?)

Alan JohnsonWhilst it is highly debatable whether the EU Withdrawal Agreement will get through the UK Parliament, the chances are that if any revised deal is struck later, the IP provisions will remain unchanged.  (The Johnson brothers, and even Jacob Rees-Mogg are unlikely to be terribly exercised about matters such as the continued application post- 31 December 2020 of EU Regulations concerning SPCs applied for during the Transition Period.) In fact, the views of the EU and UK were well aligned on IP matters from the outset, with each side agreeing that there should be no loss of rights and a painless transition from the present regime to the new one.  Hence there are no surprises in the draft Agreement, but simply more detail, much of which, in fact, was foreshadowed in the “no deal” Technical Notices published a few weeks ago. Looking at individual rights, as a brief reminder, copyright rights and patents are more or less unaffected.  In the case….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Ça y est nous y sommes!

Après des années d’attente et de préparation, le gouvernement canadien a finalement annoncé la date d’adhésion du pays au Protocole de Madrid, au Traité de Singapour et à l’Arrangement de Nice. Ces trois traités modifieront de façon très importante le droit des marques tel que nous le connaissons depuis des dizaines d’années. La Canada rejoindra donc les principaux pays industrialisés de la planète le lundi 17 juin 2019. Vous pouvez déjà encercler la date sur votre calendrier! Nous ne manquerons pas de vous tenir au courant des nombreux effets de ces conventions pour les entreprises canadiennes. À suivre…... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Courts Splits Patent-Eligibility of Method and System Claims

The Central District of California recently granted, in part, a motion to dismiss based on lack of patent-eligible subject matter, under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and the Alice/Mayo test, in claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,934,535,  directed to a method for data compression and decompression. Realtime Adaptive Streaming LLC v. Google LLC, et al., No. CV 18-3629-GW(JCx) (C.D. Cal. Oct. 25, 2018). The court denied the motion for two other patents (U.S. Patent Nos. 9,769,477 and 7,386,046) with claims directed to system of data compression and decompression. The method claims of the ’535 patent were ineligiblebecause the patent failed to state that the claimed method would result in an increased compression speed. Concerning the’477 and ’046 patents, on the other hand, Google failed to show that the claimed systems, which included multiple compression encoders selected for use based on evaluating data, did not impart structural organization to….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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The Most Valuable Sentence Ever Written

I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race. —James Joyce, “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” The immense value of that sentence is undeniable. However, without some evidence that in its absence someone would have paid Mr. Joyce $125 billion to forge that particular sentence in the smithy of his soul, it is not the most valuable sentence ever written. Opinions as to which sentence is the most valuable sentence ever written have been wide-ranging since the day the first reed stylus was put to to the first clay tablet by the first ancient Sumerian scribe back in 3200 B.C. While top literary contenders, like the James Joyce sentence above, are certainly compelling in their aesthetic, much like the created conscience of Mr. Joyce, they are simply not susceptible to an objective quantification of their value. From a subjective standpoint, there is no way to….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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