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THQ Nordic Has Acquired Experiment 101 and the Biomutant IP

THQ Nordic announced that it has acquired 100% of the shares from Experiment 101, as well as the intellectual property of Biomutant, the open-word, post-apocalyptic, kung-fu fable RPG, which is now part of the THQ Nordic portfolio. The IP acquisition itself is being handled by THQ Nordic, based in Karlstad, Sweden, whereas the day-to-day business...

China must enhance protection of intellectual property rights: Premier Li

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - It is strategically important for China's economy that the country enhances protection of intellectual property rights, the state news agency Xinhua quoted Premier Li Keqiang as saying, as the cabinet promised to improve regulations.

Nobel Prize Winning Economist Says Non-US Countries Have Unique Opportunity To Reform Intellectual Property

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For well over a decade, we've noted that Nobel Prize-winning economist Joe Stiglitz has been one of the many, many economists who are skeptical of the benefits of our current patent system, noting that it appears to do a lot more harm...Show More Summary

USTR IP Objectives in NAFTA Renegotiation

[USTR NAFTA Objectives] Obtain commitments to ratify or accede to international treaties reflecting best practices in intellectual property protection and enforcement. Provide a framework for effective cooperation between Parties on matters related to the adequate and effective protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Show More Summary

UK Government Publishes Advice on ‘Illicit Streaming Devices’

The UK's Intellectual Property Office has today published advice on so-called 'Illicit Streaming Devices'. Noting the importance of ensuring that copyright holders get paid, the IPO warns that 'Kodi boxes' and 'Android TV boxes' present a threat to child welfare while presenting an electrical safety hazard to the public. Show More Summary

THQ Nordic acquires developer Experiment 101 and Biomutant game

THQ Nordic today announced that it has acquired 100 percent of the shares from developer Experiment 101, as well as the intellectual property of Biomutant. Biomutant is an upcoming open world, post-apocalyptic, kung-fu fable. It features anthropomorphic animals in a desperate struggle for survival. Show More Summary

CRISPR patent wars highlight problem of granting broad intellectual property rights for tech that offers public benefits

(Phys.org)—Duke University Law professor Arti Rai and bio-technology professor Robert Cook-Deegan with Arizona State University have stepped into the gene editing patent war with an Intellectual Property Policy Forum paper they have had published in the journal Science. Show More Summary

Closed by Default: Why is Prime Minister Trudeau Using Restrictive Terms for Flickr Image Use?

Yesterday's post on the Canada, the TPP and intellectual property raised a concern unrelated to the content of the piece. Since updating my site several years ago, I use a Creative Commons licensed or public domain image for virtually...Show More Summary

Bursting the IP Trade Bubble: Canada’s Position on IP Rules Takes Shape With Suspended TPP Provisions

In the months following the conclusion of the Trans Pacific Partnership, critics pointed to many specific problems in the text with respect to intellectual property, culture, privacy, and dispute resolution. TPP defenders consistently...Show More Summary

Managing the ’emotional property’ that comes with consumer generated intellectual property (CGIP)?

The following guest post comes from Business Prof. Ian McCarthy and is based upon his is based on the research article: CGIP: Managing consumer-generated intellectual property.  Although I don’t like the label of “Emotional Property” the concepts presented here make sense. – DC  by Ian McCarthy Traditionally, firms have produced goods and services, and consumers have […]

IAAPA Legends panel 2017: What makes a great IP-based attraction?

By Robert Niles: ORLANDO ? Intellectual property can give theme park designers a head start in appealing to their audience, but parks and their design teams cannot count on IP to deliver a great attraction without help. Three leading...Show More Summary

Here We Go! A New Super Mario Bros. Animated Movie Is Reportedly in Development

In the age of supersized intellectual properties, it was only a matter of time before Super Mario Bros. got a new big-screen treatment. According to The Wall Street Journal, Illumination Entertainment is closing in on a deal with Nintendo to make the first big adaptation of the property since 1993’s ... More »

Rethinking IP in the TPP: Canadian Government Plays Key Role in Suspending Unbalanced Patent and Copyright Rules

Years of disappointment in trade negotiations have left many Canadian intellectual property watchers hoping for the best, but expecting the worst when it comes to the IP provisions in trade deals. In earlier talks, Canadian negotiators would often advocate balanced positions during the negotiations, but ultimately cave to (primarily) U.S. Show More Summary

Taylor Swift Using Dubious Trademark Registrations To Shut Down Sales Of Fan-Made Goods

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Oh, to be a lawyer retained by Taylor Swift™ -- free of concerns about your client's financial health or the nuances of intellectual property law. When not pursuing bogus defamation claims or targeting clear fair use cases, you can always...Show More Summary

Don Quixote Fights The Intellectual Property Pirates: How Cervantes Responded To Knockoffs In The Days Before Copyright Law

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The first part of Don Quixote de la Mancha may not have been the first novel, but it was the first blockbuster. So some anonymous copycat tried to cash in with a bogus sequel. Cervantes, rightly thinking he had moral rights to the character he created responded with a sequel of his own - and […]

From Joe Matal: The Importance of Independent Inventors to America – and America’s Economy

Blog by Joe Matal, Performing the Duties and Functions of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO (Originally Posted at the USPTO Director’s Blog) Throughout history, independent inventors have transformed our lives with their innovative ideas and played a key role in the growth of the U.S. economy. Regardless […]

Next Step: Pushing for Global Increases and Uniformity in Trade Secret Protections

by Dennis Crouch Over the past several decades, the US has been at the forefront of a global campaign to raise the levels of intellectual property protections.  Intellectual property protections is now a key aspect of any bilateral or multilateral trade agreement. The focus has been primarily on Patents, Copyrights, Design Rights and Trademarks. Trade […]

Stephen Colbert’s Fake Theme Park Restaurant Looks Amazing

A delicious satire of the state of intellectual property Taking a cue from Lionsgate, the film studio that’s opening a Times Square dining/theme park complex, Stephen Colbert and the Late Show team announced plans to open a funland based...Show More Summary

RedState Watercooler, 11/1 Open Thread

If you’re reading this post anywhere other than on RedState.com or its affiliates, you are reading STOLEN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY and this site is subject to legal action under Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Welcome to a new page on...Show More Summary

Marketing Guy: Google Image Search Is A Honeypot Set Up By Aggressive Copyright Litigants

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There are a lot of people out there that don't understand intellectual property issues. But perhaps no one misunderstands them quite as badly as internet marketing guru Dan Dasilva. And Dasilva has no excuse. He's been on the losing end of a copyright infringement lawsuit. Show More Summary

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