Need some good reading material? Here’s a quick recap of the top February IP news stories we loved diving into this month!

  • “Lowood had been inspired by Kathy Cotton, a longtime Silicon Valley recruiter-turned-archivist. She saw that no one was telling the stories of the many Black engineers and software developers she knew were important to the tech industry’s success.” – Filling the archives with stories from Black Silicon ValleyMarketplace
  • “LOT Network, the nonprofit that helps businesses of all sizes and across industries defend themselves against patent trolls by creating a shared pool of patents to immunize themselves against them, today announced that TikTok parent ByteDance is joining its group.” – TikTok parent ByteDance joins patent troll protection group LOT Network, TechCrunch
  • “With an abundance of curated class materials uploaded to university drives, critics have flagged problems related to intellectual property rights and the repurposing of recorded lectures: Will faculty essentially automate away their own jobs by recording lectures that can be recycled year after year?” – How a Dead Professor Is Teaching a University Art History Class, Slate



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