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New USPTO Guidance Describes Patent Eligibility for Inventions That Use AI

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a new guidance document that is intended to help identify when a process or system that uses artificial intelligence (AI) tools may be eligible for patenting. ...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Major Labels File Suit Against AI Music Start-Ups for Unlicensed Training

On Monday, June 24, 2024, the three U.S. major record labels, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, filed copyright infringement claims against two artificial-intelligence (AI) music...more

Woods Rogers

Industry Reacts to USPTO Guidance on Using AI to Innovate

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Further to Woods Rogers’s recent e-alert, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) issued guidance on the patentability of inventions developed using artificial intelligence (AI). The guidance—which has sparked a flurry of...more

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Do You Own Your Social Media Account? Minding Your Intellectual Property Rights

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Want to learn more about drafting, negotiating, and understanding intellectual property and technology contracts and have 10 minutes to spare? Grab your morning coffee or afternoon tea and dig into our Tech Contract Quick...more

Gray Reed

What Did We Just Acquire? An Introduction to the Taxation of Acquired Intangibles

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In addition to being developed in-house, intellectual property (“IP”) can obviously be acquired from third parties. IP acquisitions may be more germane now than in the recent past as developers race to create and monetize...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

No Joint Inventorship When Contribution Is Insignificant in Quality Compared to Main Invention

In Hip, Inc. v. Hormel Foods Corp., the U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, held that there was no joint inventorship when the contribution of preheating meat pieces using an infrared oven was insignificant in quality...more

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Untangling The Legal Complexities Of Trade Secrets And AI

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With broad adoption of generative artificial intelligence tools, some commentators have suggested that trade secret law is the best means for protecting innovations. Looking to trade secret law to protect AI is facially...more

Stinson LLP

USPTO Issues Guidance for Determining Inventorship in AI-assisted Inventions

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued its Inventorship Guidance for AI-assisted Inventions for determining inventorship where artificial intelligence (AI) is used during the invention process....more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

AI Implemented Invention Tips Following USPTO Guidance

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit have both previously held that an artificial intelligence (AI) system cannot be a sole inventor on a patent application...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

When Can an Employer Claim Ownership of Employees' Social Media Accounts?

We have become involved in an increasing number of disputes between companies and their former employees over ownership and use of personal social media accounts. In a typical situation, the employee will use their personal...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

New Law in New York Threatens Employer Ownership of Employee Inventions

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New York state recently amended Labor Law Section 203-f, codifying a hurdle for employers who seek to claim ownership over an employee's inventions. The law, which is similar to laws enacted in other states[1], has three...more

Epstein Becker & Green

New York Employers: Important Legislative Updates from Albany

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For New York employers, fall has brought with it more than just cooler temperatures, thanks to a wave of activity from Governor Kathy Hochul’s desk (after a busy legislative summer). Below, we highlight six significant...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Hands Off My Inventions! New York Imposes New Restrictions on Employment Agreements

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On September 15th 2023, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law an amendment to the New York Labor Law. The amendment adds a new Section 203-f to the Labor Law, which addresses the assignment of inventions made by employees....more

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Famous Authors Clap Back at OpenAI’s Attempt to Dismiss Claims Regarding Unauthorized Use of Content for Training LLM Models

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As we’ve previously written, the rise of generative AI has led to a spate of copyright suits across the country. One major target of these suits has been OpenAI. Actor/comedian Sarah Silverman and author Paul Tremblay are...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Federally Funded Research & Development: New Executive Order Pushes Federal Agencies to Take Title to Subject Inventions and...

Key Points - On July 28, 2023, President Biden signed EO 14104, “Federal Research and Development in Support of Domestic Manufacturing and United States Jobs,” which aims to increase domestic manufacturing and...more

Ius Laboris

AI 101: The risks of using AI-generated works

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AI is already capable of doing all sorts of tasks that, until recently, could only have been done by humans. But if AI is working for you, could it be infringing others’ intellectual property rights? And might you be liable...more

Bodman

Who is an Inventor?

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Every patent names the individual or individuals who are credited with creating the invention claimed in the patent. Having incorrect names listed potentially risks both ownership and validity of the patent. With today’s...more

Littler

New York Seeks to Limit the Scope of Permissible Invention Assignment Agreements

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The New York State Legislature passed Senate Bill 5640 / Assembly Bill 6829 on June 6, 2023, which, if the governor signs, would amend the Labor Law and add a new section 203-f, regulating the use and enforceability of...more

Whitcomb Selinsky, PC

What are the Government’s March-In Rights in Subject Inventions?

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Passed in 1980 and codified in 35 U.S.C. §§200 – 212, the Bayh-Dole Act (Act) allows contractors the option to own inventions made with government funding under government contracts and other agreements. Within the Department...more

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How to Report Inventions Made During a Government Contract and Follow Up

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While performing a government contract, it is common for the contractor to make one or more inventions. Due to the nature of the work, invention-making occurs most frequently in research and development (R&D) contracts but...more

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A Seller’s Guide to Navigating Intellectual Property Law on Amazon

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A basic understanding of Intellectual Property (IP) law is essential to managing an Amazon storefront, as IP issues can be a minefield for the uninformed. Amazon sellers must understand the major forms of intellectual...more

Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC

How ChatGPT and Other Artificial Intelligence Impacts Authorship, Ownership, and Intellectual Property Rights

In recent years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has taken a significant step forward. For example, the following is a text generated by ChatGPT (a public AI chat bot) when prompted to “write a 300-word paper on how ChatGPT will...more

Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP

What are IP Assignment Agreements?

For the high-growth startups we represent (and into which our venture capital clients invest), intellectual property (IP) is typically the core asset driving the company’s value. Ensuring that the company’s IP is properly...more

Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP

All Sorts of Issues with Artificial Intelligence

Not all revolutions benefit humanity. Tech luminaries Elon Musk and AI pioneer Yoshua Bengio recently warned we might be circling the drain. They, and others, have called for a six-month moratorium on training artificial...more

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Art Exhibitions Get Complicated: When an American Museum Borrows Art from Abroad, Can A Putative Owner Sue in U.S. Court to Claim...

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As we walk through art museums, admiring the paintings, sculptures, and artifacts, we (sometimes) read the little cards that explain each piece and identify who donated or loaned it to the museum. We might not pay much...more

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