Need some good reading material? Here’s a quick recap of the top stories we loved diving into this month!
- “If we can allow young people and society to have as much freedom of thought as possible and understand all different types of perspectives and disciplines, I think that really encourages invention.” – Positively connected: An Interview with Marian Croak, USPTO
- “U.S. vaccine frontrunner Moderna says it will not enforce its Covid-19-related patents while the pandemic continues, a decision that would allow other vaccine-makers to make use of the company’s technology.” – Covid-19 Vaccine Frontrunner Moderna Won’t Enforce Vaccine Patents During Pandemic, Forbes
- “The document accuses Twitch of allowing streamers to play copyrighted music without getting the proper licensing to do so.” – The music industry has taken another step toward a legal fight with Twitch, The Verge
- “Collaboration across higher education is bringing the world’s best minds to bear on COVID-19. The resulting intellectual property could have tremendous public health benefits. But it also has massive potential commercial value, and few things are more attractive to would-be cybercriminals than other people’s valuable ideas.” – 4 Tips For Protecting Intellectual Property In Academia, EdTech Magazine
- “If a monkey takes a selfie in a jungle, using equipment that doesn’t belong to him, does he own the rights to the photo? It’s a debate that intellectual property lawyers, scholars, and experts have been having for years—and not as a theoretical exercise.” – Intellectual property in the 21st century will be shaped by values of justice and equality, News@Northeastern
Final tidbits: Oregon Athletics announces program designed to assist student-athletes with w/ upcoming name, image and likeness (NIL) legislation; Samsung opens Solve For Tomorrow challenge for middle and high schoolers; Member of NACCE and Michelson IP Educator in Residence initiative becomes first-time author.
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.