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!
- “If there is no ability to register a generative work with the USCO, or understanding of the points at which —or circumstance around when— the use of AI tools may qualify, it remains unclear as to where this leaves such works for purposes of ownership, exploitation…and protection.” – Copyright Office Pilot Public Records System Mistakenly Reflects Cancellation of Registration for AI Graphic Novel, IPWatchdog
- “A partial or full ban of NCAs could prompt companies to use alternative methods to keep trade secrets safe after employees leave.” – How Business Owners Can Protect Their Intellectual Property Without Noncompete Agreements, Inc.
- “Innovative companies require patent protection in the fast-growing industry of meat grown in labs from animal cells. Allen & Overy attorneys suggest that cultivated meat producers borrow strategies from the biotechnology industry to protect their IP.” – Lab-Grown Meat Can Borrow Patent Strategy From Biologics, Bloomberg Law
- “Two new lawsuits argue that tools like Midjourney and Stable Diffusion are infringing on artists’ rights.” – Are A.I. Image Generators Violating Copyright Laws?, Smithsonian Magazine
- “International Business Machines Corp. dropped from the top spot for US patents in 2022, the first time in decades Big Blue hasn’t claimed the most in a year, signaling a strategy shift at the longtime intellectual property leader patent quality.” – IBM Loses Top Patent Spot After Decades as Leader, Bloomberg
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