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  Microsoft Joins Open Invention Network In A “Nice Validation” Of Open Source Movement Tech giant Microsoft’s 10 October announcement that it will participate in the Open Invention Network is a “nice validation” of the organisation and a pragmatic acknowledgement that the open source software community is interdependent, CEO Keith Bergelt said in an 11 October interview. Microsoft said its decision to join reflects … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-10-12By Dugie Standeford US Music Modernization Act Becomes “The Law … Read More

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  EU Updates Customs Action Plan To Fight Growing IPR Infringements Concerned by the ever-increasing influx of counterfeit and pirated goods into Europe, European Union member states on 9 October backed a new customs action plan for 2018-2022. The first step will be a roadmap for implementation from the European Commission (EC) by next spring. … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-10-10By Dugie Standeford Microsoft open-sources its patent portfolio; ZDNet, October 10, 2018 Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, ZDNet; Microsoft open-sources its … Read More

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  X-Men: ‘Dark Phoenix’ Gets an Animated Trailer; Comicbook.com, October 7, 2018 Jamie Lovett, Comicbook.com; X-Men: ‘Dark Phoenix’ Gets an Animated Trailer“In September, 20th Century Fox released the first trailer for Dark Phoenix. Now a fan has taken that trailer and recreated it using footage from X-Men: The Animated Series.The trailer, which can be seen above, was created by YouTuber Darth Blender. … Source: Intellectual Property and “Open” Movements BlogPublished on 2018-10-08By James ‘Kip’ Currier, PhD, JD WIPO Broadcasting Treaty … Read More

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  Drugmakers play the patent game to ward off competitors; Kaiser Health News via NBC News, October 2, 2018 Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News via NBC News; Drugmakers play the patent game to ward off competitors“Yet the patenting of a small change in how an existing drug is made or taken by patients is part of a tried-and-true pharmaceutical industry strategy of enveloping products with a series of … Source: Intellectual Property and “Open” Movements BlogPublished on 2018-10-05By James … Read More

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  We are seeking a new Director of Engineering Photo by WOCinTech Chat / CC BYA couple of weeks ago, I stepped into the role of Director of Product and Research. We are now in the middle of our second sprint for CC search (see results from the last one here) and seeking a new Director of Engineering. Paola … Source: Creative CommonsPublished on 2018-10-04By Jane Park Publishers Escalate Legal Battle Against ResearchGate; Inside Higher Ed, October 4, 2018 Lindsay … Read More

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