There is a lack of certainty when it comes to intellectual property rights in outer space. Space Law is generally uniform in its application while intellectual property law varies from country to country. What happens when a patent is infringed in outer space? Currently, nothing as patent laws apply only within the territory of theContinue reading “Intellectual Property Protections in Space”
A photographer shooting wildlife in Indonesia recently left his camera unattended. He returned to find that a crested black macaque had taken a few interesting shots of himself. The photographer released the photos and one of them went viral. When the owner of the camera asked Wikipedia Commons to remove the image from its site,Continue reading “Monkey’s Selfie Creates Copyright Dispute”
If you have developed a mobile application you should consider protecting your intellectual property rights by filing trademark and patent applications where applicable. You should also consider federal copyright registration as a means of protecting the code and layout of your application. Click here for full article.
The US Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit recently upheld a $375,000 damage award for illegally downloading and distributing copyrighted music. Other jurisdiction have recently awarded similarly large damages. Click here for full article
A recent ruling by the Federal Circuit held that claims must do more than simply accelerate human calculations in order to be eligible for patentability. Inventors would be wise to distinguish the role of the computer in their patent application. Click here for full article
A man claims to have uncovered the formula in an old box of documents that he purchased at a chemist’s estate sale. He plans to offer the formula for sale on eBay. Click here for full article
ReDigi has created software that purports to remove old digital music files from the user’s equipment and then allow that user to resell these files through ReDigi’s on-line marketplace. Capitol Records filed suit against the company in 2012 claiming copyright infringement. The first sale doctrine seems to suggest that a purchased copy can be legallyContinue reading “Is it Legal to Resell Your Digital Music?”
Irish fast food chain, Supermac, has successfully challenged McDonald’s EU trademark BIG MAC. After reviewing the mark, the EU Intellectual Property Office found that evidence submitted by McDonald’s was insufficient to support its use. The BIG MAC trademark registration was canceled and Supermac is now free to expand within the UK and EU. CLICK HEREContinue reading “McDonald’s Loses EU “Big Mac” Trademark”