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USPTO further extends certain patent and trademark deadlines in accordance with the CARES Act

The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued official Patent and Trademark notices announcing that it will be further extending certain patent and trademark deadlines.

US patent office rules that artificial intelligence cannot be legal inventor

The US Patent and Trademark Office has ruled that artificial intelligence systems cannot be credited as an inventor in a patent, the agency announced earlier this week.

Covid-19 is no defence for undermining copyright, IPA stats

The International Publishers Association (IPA) has reaffirmed the importance of copyright law, stating the Covid-19 pandemic “does not make copyright protection less viable or infringement less unlawful”.

US places India on priority watch list for intellectual property protection

The US on Wednesday placed India on the ‘Priority Watch List’ for lack of sufficient measurable improvements to its intellectual property framework.

Jay-Z takes action against ‘deepfakes’ of him rapping Hamlet and Billy Joel

Jay-Z’s company Roc Nation have filed takedown notices against “deepfake” videos that use artificial intelligence to make him rap Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire and Hamlet’s “To be or not to be” soliloquy.

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