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Amazon Files New Patent to Detect Emotions

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Amazon has filed a new patent entitled “Voice-based determination of physical and emotional characteristics of users” to cover technology that works on the premise that […]

Congressman Pens Privacy Bill of Rights

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Representative Ro Khanna from California has penned a list of ten guiding principles that he hopes to serve as an Internet Privacy Bill of Rights […]

Facebook Hacking Incident Reignites Privacy Debate

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Recently Facebook reported that over 50 million accounts were improperly accessed and victims of outside security breaches. The Facebook hacking incident was explained to be […]

New Bill “Music Modernization Act” Proposed to Help Songwriters

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In today’s day and age, it has often been difficult for the law to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of the Internet and new […]

Largest Opioid Seller Attains Patent on Addiction Treatment

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The maker of the highly addictive OxyContin opioid painkiller has been granted a patent designed to treat opioid addiction. The patent includes a version of […]

Nestlé Disputes Potentially Infringing Third Party Trademark Use

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Food giant Nestlé has filed a complaint in federal court against a competitor for allegedly infringing upon its LEAN POCKETS® and HOT POCKETS® trademarks.  According to the complaint, […]

U.S. Appeals Court Rules on CRISPR Gene Editing Patent Challenges

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Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley have been at odds over gene-editing patent technology. The patent dispute concerns who owns the rights […]

Walmart Delves Into Blockchain Technology Patents

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Retail giant Walmart has made waves in the intellectual property field recently by filing for a group of patents to protect new blockchain technology that […]

Music Industry Battles Internet Service Provider (ISP) Over Copyright Infringement

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A Texas internet service provider (“ISP”) has taken to federal court to complain about the increased pressure from the music industry to monitor copyright infringement.  […]

Panda In A Monkey Selfie Copyright Situation? Zoo Sells Paintings Created By Panda Bear

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A Vienna zoo has made headlines around the world by offering for sale paintings created by their resident panda. For approximately $500 a piece, enthusiastic […]

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