Need some good reading material? Here’s a quick recap of the top IP news stories we loved diving into this month!
- “The research team created a metric that relies on patent citations. Scientists who file a patent, which marks the transition of an idea or finding to an actual product or process, must list scientific papers from which their idea drew. The references to papers are known as patent citations.” – Patent citations could signal which biomedical papers lead to a real-world impact, Stanford Medicine
- “The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and the department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development have conducted the first survey in the country to explore the ways that Indigenous businesses safeguard traditional knowledge and cultural expressions.” – First-ever study of Indigenous businesses reflects impact of intellectual property on them, Canadian Lawyer
- “The White House argues that noncompetes drive down wages by making it harder for workers to switch to better-paying jobs. Meanwhile, businesses who support the use of noncompete agreements say they are vital for protecting trade secrets and investments.'” – Biden Moves To Restrict Noncompete Agreements, Saying They’re Bad For Workers, NPR
- “Integral Images says Lipa profited from the photo, as her Instagram feed acts as a marketing tool for her music.” – Dua Lipa sued for putting paparazzi photo of herself on Instagram, BBC News
- “…TikTok is the battleground […] In June 2021 several popular Black creators were so fed up with having their dances stolen or not credited that they decided to join forces and go on strike, refusing to post new dance content to bring attention to the issue.” – Laying claim to dance isn’t as straightforward for TikTok creators, Quartz
Final tidbits: Overview on Big Tech’s Patent Race to Self-Driving Trucks; Key Points to Acquiring a Patent for Each Acquisition Type; Crocs claims trademark infringement of its’ ‘quirky design‘
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