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Monthly News Roundup – November 2022

Monthly News Roundup – November 2022

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories and hot topics in IP we loved diving into the past month! "The analysis of teams found that teams with a wider diversity of ages had slightly higher rates of forward citations [meaning...

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ICYMI: Founder Workshop on Protecting and Commercializing IP

ICYMI: Founder Workshop on Protecting and Commercializing IP

This week Michelson IP, along with our partners at the Alliance for SoCal Innovation hosted an info-packed session led by Maysam Pessian of Wilson Sonsini and Dr. Ruben Flores-Saaib of General Inception. Here's a sampling of the topics touched on during the event: ✔️...

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What is a Copyright Claim on Youtube?

What is a Copyright Claim on Youtube?

Copyright claims are a well-known aspect of the giant social streaming platform YouTube. A copyright claim is made when someone suspects that another person has utilized their creation(s) without their consent. Below we'll take a look at what it means to receive a...

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Monthly News Roundup – October 2022

Monthly News Roundup – October 2022

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories and hot topics in IP we loved diving into the past month! "AI software is patentable, and applicants are seeking protection at a remarkable rate. In 2000, the U.S. Patent and Trademark...

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Can You Sell a Patent?

Can You Sell a Patent?

A patent is an intellectual property tool made to help the owner protect their invention from being made, used, or sold by others. Depending on the invention it is protecting, patents can be very valuable because of the exclusive financial benefit the invention...

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What is a Utility Patent?

What is a Utility Patent?

What is a utility patent?  In the film “Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion,” Mira Sorvino’s character claims to have invented the Post It. Her classmates are skeptical, but had she shown them a patent listing her as the inventor, they might have been impressed!...

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When Does a Song Become Public Domain?

When Does a Song Become Public Domain?

After a certain period of time, a work’s intellectual property protections may expire and it enters the public domain. Public domain indicates any creative works that have no protection under intellectual property laws are considered to be in the public domain, and...

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Monthly News Roundup – September 2022

Monthly News Roundup – September 2022

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories and hot topics in IP we loved diving into the past month! "Getty Images chief Craig Peters told The Verge in a statement that his company has banned AI-generated art over the potential...

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Should I Trademark My Logo?

Should I Trademark My Logo?

If you are an entrepreneur looking to protect your brand through IP protections, you may ask: should I trademark my logo? If your logo is an incredibly important asset to your brand (which it would be for most), then the answer is yes. Besides your brand name, it is...

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Monthly News Roundup – August 2022

Monthly News Roundup – August 2022

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories and hot topics in IP we loved diving into the past month! "Recently, several organizations have risen to the challenge of demystifying intellectual property, situating it within an...

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Can Ideas Be Copyrighted?

Can Ideas Be Copyrighted?

A copyright is a form of intellectual property that gives the owner the exclusive right to distribute creative work. Creators use copyrights to protect their creative work and to prevent others from copying and distributing it as theirs. While most people have heard...

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Monthly News Roundup – July 2022

Monthly News Roundup – July 2022

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories and hot topics in IP we loved diving into this month! "Invent Together, an IP diversity advocacy group has announced the launch of The Inventor’s Patent Academy (TIPA), an e-learning...

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Monthly News Roundup – June 2022

Monthly News Roundup – June 2022

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories and hot topics in IP we loved diving into this month! "...when Taken Alive, 35, asked for copies [of the Lakota dictionary], he was shocked to learn that the consortium, run by a white...

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Trademark Licensing

Trademark Licensing

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design that identifies and distinguishes the goods and services of one company from those of another. A trademark license is one way to transfer the use of a trademark or service mark from its owner (the licensor) to another...

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What is Patent Infringement?

What is Patent Infringement?

Patents serve as a valuable tool of the U.S. Intellectual Property system for inventors and creators looking to protect their work in the marketplace. According to the USPTO, a patent for an invention is defined as “the grant of a property right to the inventor,...

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Introducing Judy Fox, Director of Michelson IP

Introducing Judy Fox, Director of Michelson IP

This month, Judy Fox was introduced as the new Director of the Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property initiative. Prior to joining Michelson IP, Judy worked as the Regional Director of the Business & Entrepreneurship Sector for the Los Angeles Region. In...

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Monthly News Roundup – May 2022

Monthly News Roundup – May 2022

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top IP news stories and hot topics in IP we loved diving into this month! "The patent system assumes that inventors are human. Inventions devised by machines require their own intellectual property law and...

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