- A patent analysis conducted by Yale revealed that women are less likely to have their patent applications approved than men. The approval gap narrows when the patent examiner cannot readily determine gender from the inventor's name.
- Gamers may have found hints about the Nintendo Switch and a new "Pokémon Rumble" game in Nintendo's trademark applications.
- Apple wants you to be able to fight zombies and hang glide while in their self-driving cars.
- Advocates of the Music Modernization Act believe the legislation will benefit the music industry as a whole and increase fairness for independent musicians.
A photographer who received threats from Duran Duran's representatives to get him to sign over the rights to his photographs has started a blockchain based company for creative types.
Knock It Off
- Vivenne Westwood, who has taken others to court for alleged copyright and trademark infringement, apologized to two designers over Instagram for using their designs without permission because her company "got caught up in a last-minute frenzy."
A recent fallout between restaurant owners highlights the problem with putting your name on a restaurant.
Canada is getting closer, slowly but surely, to implementing new trademark laws.
A new decision by the Copyright Board requires streaming services to pay 15.1% of revenue to songwriters and publishers.
While some legal jobs are on the decline, there are 40 practice areas that did not exist 15 years ago, many of which impact intellectual property law.
The creator of the song "Harlem Shake" is exploring all possible legal options for the takedown of Ajit Pai's video that uses the song.
A judge approved a deal for the production of a documentary about Prince's life, which is estimated to earn his estate an eight-figure sum.