On top of the news that an AI has been appointed to protect the rights of its client in a legal battle, the fight to recognize an AI to become an inventor in Australia has got new updates.
For recollection, Dr. Stephen Thaler is one of the world’s most brilliant scientists on many subjects. However, people in the IP field don’t know him because of his Ph.D. or talented, they know him because of his constant efforts to recognize the [...]
An Australian biotech company Cochlear and the University of Pittsburgh have gone to battle it out in an American court over patent infringement.
The University of Pittsburgh is a public state-related research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The university is composed of 17 undergraduate and graduate schools and colleges at its urban Pittsburgh campus, home to the university’s central administration and around 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
Cochlear is a medical device company that designs, manufactures, and supplies the Nucleus cochlear implant, [...]
Recently, South Australian independent Federal MP Rebekha Sharkie threatened the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) with legal action after the distribution of flyers featuring her driving a wrecking ball through religious schools.
The Australian Christian Lobby has used the MP’s face in the flyer. Even if the flyer carries good intentions, it will also likely be brought to court as it is used for commercial purposes and the rights owners of the photo have every right to file a lawsuit.
For this [...]
According to a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia in April 2022, AI can’t be named an inventor in Australia.
The debate over the naming of an AI as an inventor in Australia alone and in the entire world, in general, has been going on for quite some time.
More specifically, the heated discussion was brought by Dr. Thaler over his super AI, DABUS – an “artificial neural system” known as the “device for the autonomous bootstrapping [...]
What if there is a day that the physical IP offices will only be memories? At that point, all businesses will be conducted online through a modern, digitalized IP Office. The applicants and their representatives won’t have to waste time traveling back and forward to fill out the administrative papers, reducing a huge amount of time and money wasted. Although the picture is perfect but will the future of digitalized IP Office worldwide be made possible?
The world is changing [...]
Wine has always been a delicious but sometimes bitter problem worldwide, particularly revolving around geographical indication. Recently, another conflict has arisen in Prosecco wine GI registration between Singapore and Australia.
Prosecco is an Italian DOC or DOCG white wine produced in a large area spanning nine provinces in the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions, …
While many have mistaken Prosecco to be a type of champaign, it is actually a sparkling wine mostly made in the Veneto region, Italy.
Prosecco wines [...]
The IP Office of Australia has recently announced that there will be some major changes to the Australian Designs Act. This change will improve the registered designs system, accelerating the entire process of handling IP matters in Australia. Most of the changes will begin on 10 March 2022.
One of the most prominent changes is the inclusion of a grace period. Previously, a design must be kept a secret to the public, i.e. it must not be opened for the [...]
On September 14, 2021, INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (UCC), Policy Subcommittee voted to approve a Board Resolution, prohibit various forms of unfair competition even though the national statutes or governing laws are diverse in nature.
Specifically, the data in the Unfair Competition Quick Guide covers 24 countries, including those in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Sponsored by INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (UCC) —Policy Subcommittee, the resolution focuses largely on obligations contained in the TRIPS Agreement and is a [...]
The 8th Best Practices Intellectual Property (BPIP) Annual Conference is about to be commenced on October 25th, 2021 in Sheraton Hotel, Tel Aviv. This conference will bring global decision-makers and international IP experts to Tel Aviv both physically and spiritually through the internet to discuss global issues on IP, trends, and legislation regarding IP matters.
Participating in the virtual BPIP conference, brand owners and practitioners from across the world can get the latest update on IP matters in the world, [...]
As technology keeps advancing, the problem between AI and the legal system has been more imminent than ever. Will AI have feelings like a human? Then, will AI have the rights like a human and will AI’s creation be patented and will AI be recognized as an inventor? For the last part, according to an Australian court ruling recently, AI can indeed be recognized as an inventor.
Recently, an Australian court has given an unprecedented decision that will create history [...]
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