Need some good reading material? Here’s a quick recap of the top IP-related stories we loved diving into this month!
- “Despite the sexism of the 1800s and an elementary school education, Margaret Knight created at least 89 inventions, 22 of which she patented in the U.S.” – Celebrate Women’s History Month – Share This Inventor’s Profound Story With Your Children, Forbes
- “While musicians or artists who create NFTs of their own artwork likely have an understanding of their rights, people can also mint NFTs of works they didn’t create.” – State of Crypto: It’s Time to Talk About NFTs and Intellectual Property Law, Coindesk
- “Streaming has revolutionized the music business, including how songwriters get paid. Now the 20 biggest streaming platforms have been ordered to pay $424 million in unmatched royalties to artists.” – Music Streaming Giants To Pay $424 Million In Royalty Fees, NPR
- “According to a press release issued yesterday, the bill would also require the USPTO ‘to issue reports on the data collected and make the data available to the public, thereby allowing outside researchers to conduct their own analyses and offer insights into the various patent gaps in our society.'” – Industry Groups Urge Quick Passage of Reintroduced IDEA Act, IPWatchdog
- “A goal of public policy should be to make it more costly for frivolous patent lawsuits to be filed, while still ensuring that legitimate patent rights are protected.” – Frivolous Patent Litigation Threatens The Technology Revolution, Forbes
In Remembrance: This week, we learned that Dorothy “Dolly” Lemelson, co-founder of The Lemelson Foundation, had recently passed away. Learn more about Dorothy and her life’s work here.
The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property, an initiative of the Michelson 20MM Foundation, addresses critical gaps in intellectual property education to empower the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs. Michelson 20MM was founded thanks to the generous support of renowned spinal surgeon Dr. Gary K. Michelson and Alya Michelson. To learn more, visit 20mm.org.