The arrival of the Unitary Patent: What it means for intellectual property
Originally posted by Lexology
The Unified Patent Court (UPC) will take effect from June 1, 2023, introducing the possibility of obtaining a Unitary Patent. The Unitary Patent, when it comes into effect, will be a single patent that will be enforceable across a large number of European countries. This means that holders of IP rights need to identify the potential implications for their patent portfolio and plan accordingly. The new European patent and litigation system offers a number of advantages, but also poses a number of challenges that rights holders need to consider.
Adobe and Nvidia Tackle Copyright Concerns in AI Image Generation with Royalty Payments and Licensing
Originally posted by PlagiarsmToday
Adobe and Nvidia have both announced new AI image generation services, Firefly and Picasso respectively, that are specifically licensed for commercial use. The tools, which generate videos and 3D applications from text descriptions, have been built to address the two separate copyright issues of human creators' rights and ownership of AI works. Both firms will pay royalties to those whose images are used in AI-created works, and Adobe is pushing for a universal "Do Not Train" tag to allow artists to refuse the use of their images.
Internet Archive's Book Scanning Project Sparks Copyright Lawsuit
Originally posted by TIME
The Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library, is facing a lawsuit from publishers over allegations of copyright infringement. The lawsuit claims that the organization has made over 1.3 million books available for free without permission from copyright holders. The Internet Archive argues that it is operating within the bounds of fair use and providing access to books that are no longer widely available.
Twitter struggles with intellectual property leak as code is posted on GitHub
Originally posted by The New York Times
Parts of Twitter's source code were leaked online, raising concerns about security vulnerabilities and user data extraction. The leaked code was posted on GitHub, and Twitter issued a copyright infringement notice to have it removed. Twitter has asked the US District Court for the Northern District of California to order GitHub to identify the person who shared the code and any other individuals who downloaded it.
New Gender-Name Tool to Help Companies Estimate Inventor Pool Diversity
Originally posted by IAM
A tool named GnE has been launched to help companies estimate the gender of their inventors. GnE uses an algorithm to determine a person's gender from their name, analysing patent data to estimate the gender of inventor pools. The application is a major improvement on an earlier Excel-only tool because it updates to use the larger WIPO World Gender Name Dictionary 2.0 and eliminates the need for users to manually manipulate spreadsheets.