Big law firms gobble up intellectual property firms & more…Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest IP news round-up…

Meta used copyrighted books for AI training despite its own lawyers’ warnings, authors allege

Meta Platforms’ lawyers had warned it about the legal perils of using thousands of pirated books to train its AI models, but the company did it anyway, according to a new filing in a copyright infringement lawsuit initially brought this summer.

Thai department of intellectual property seeks to safeguard Muay Thai

The Department ofIntellectual Property, under the Thai Ministry of Commerce, is making swift strides to protect and promote the nation’s soft power elements, beginning with intellectual property (IP) rights related to Muay Thai and its associated products. This move is a direct response to calls made by Commerce Minister, Phumtham Wechayachai, to curb violation of the nation’s IP rights.

Big law firms gobble up intellectual property firms in consolidation push

At least half a dozen firms that specialise in intellectual property law and litigation have been absorbed by larger U.S. law firms this year, as bigger firms seek to expand their IP benches and the niche firms face pressure to match their rivals’ resources.

IP Litigator Jon Gurka Joins Crowell & Moring

Jon Gurka joins Crowell & Moring as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, bringing nearly three decades of intellectual property law experience, with a focus on complex patent litigation.

Intellectual Property Office Launches Second Programme to Help People on a Career Break Return to Work

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and STEM Returners have joined forces for the second time to support STEM professionals return to work after a career break.

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