Recent IP News
"Delivery of Streaming Content" is Not Patentable
Affinity sued Amazon on a patent which the Federal Circuit described as covering "streaming content generally". Read more...
"Automated Animation" is Patentable
The patent described the invention as a "method for automatically . . . producing accurate and realistic lip synchronization and facial expressions in animated characters.'" Read more...
Unauthorized Use of Photos of Hip Hop Group Run-DMC
Well-known photographer Glen Friedman took photos of Run-DMC and licensed some of them to Sony. Read more...
"PlumbBob" From "The Sims" Computer Game Can Be Copyrightable
Electronic Arts (EA), the maker of the computer game, "The Sims", contracted with Lithomania to produce a USB flash drive shaped like a "PlumbBob", a gem-shaped icon from the game. Read more...
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