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!
- “Research into vaccines, crop seeds and other innovations for low- or middle-income nations could be rewarded by offering longer patent coverage for profitable, non-essential inventions.” – ‘Benevolent’ patent extensions could raise billions for R&D in poorer countries, Nature
- “More than a dozen authors including George R.R. Martin and John Grisham sued OpenAI Tuesday, alleging the company’s AI chatbot, ChatGPT, was trained using copyrighted works of popular authors—the second copyright infringement lawsuit filed against the AI company this month.” – George R.R. Martin And Other Big-Name Authors Sue OpenAI For Copyright Infringement, Forbes
- “A potential trademark battle is reportedly brewing between Boise State and SUNY Morrisville, two schools that stand out in college football’s sea of green fields. Boise State has famously had blue turf in its football stadium since the 1980s, while the Morrisville Mustangs unveiled a new field with black turf over the summer.” – You’ve heard of Boise State’s ‘Smurf Turf.’ But what about this potential trademark battle?, Desert News
- “In its decision, the office ruled that Théâtre d’Opéra Spatial, created by artist Jason Allen, “lacks human authorship” and falls outside the purview of copyright law, which “excludes works produced by non-humans.” – Another A.I.-Generated Artwork Was Denied Copyright Protection, Adding a New Knot to the Complexities of Creative Ownership, Artnet
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