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!

  • “…open questions around AI-driven innovation have grown bigger than Thaler. And if the U.S. inventorship rules are going to change — the Patent Office will be the one to do it. And any changes to inventorship rules would trigger a chain reaction in the American innovation landscape — ideas hatched by a generative AI model, for instance, could belong in part to the AI model itself or to its creators…” – Can JARVIS hold a patent?, POLITICO
  • “Last month, OpenAI asked the USPTO to hasten the process of trademarking the acronym, perhaps wanting to secure its brand after a barrage of GPT clones have been announced or launched, including a chatbot from Elon Musk called “TruthGPT.” Unfortunately for OpenAI, the patent direction dismissed the company’s petition last week, forcing OpenAI to wait out the process just like the rest of us.” – OpenAI Is Trying Hard to Quickly Trademark ‘GPT’, Gizmodo
  • “For Sheeran, the stakes are much higher. He is accused of copying passages from Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” (1973); the family of Ed Townsend, Gaye’s co-writer, filed the suit in 2017. If Sheeran is found liable, a jury will set damages, which would likely be in the millions. Here is a guide to some of the most consequential music copyright cases in recent decades, along with excerpts from their recordings.” – Stolen or Original? Hear Songs From 7 Landmark Copyright Cases, NY Times
  • “With the current environment with generative AI, there’s a new and different question about copyrighted works, which is—whether it be music or a written work or a photographic work or something else—does making a copy of the copyrighted work infringe on the author’s copyright?” – Copyright Showdown: AI’s Next Frontier, The Markup


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