Items tagged "Intellectual Property"

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Public Knowledge Applauds Biden Administration’s Support for Waiver of Intellectual Property Protections Related to Coronavirus Vaccines

May 5, 2021 Intellectual Property

Today, the Biden administration announced it will support a proposal at the World Trade Organization to waive patent protections for coronavirus vaccines, potentially enabling the production of generic options. Public Knowledge commends the administration for balancing its intellectual property policy with the health care needs of people seeking the vaccine.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Rep. Takano for Bill Protecting Criminal Defendants

September 18, 2019 algorithms , artificial intelligence , criminal justice , due process , Intellectual Property

Yesterday, Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) introduced the “Justice in Forensic Algorithms Act of 2019” to ensure that criminal defendants can access the software source code and other data they need to properly defend themselves and exercise their due process rights.

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Public Knowledge Responds to New US-Mexico-Canada Agreement

October 1, 2018 Copyright , Intellectual Property , NAFTA , USMCA

Last night, the White House announced that it had reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now rebranded as the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Senate Confirmation of Dr. Carla Hayden to Library of Congress

July 13, 2016 Copyright , Intellectual Property , library of congress

Today, the United States Senate confirmed Dr. Carla Hayden as the next Librarian of Congress. President Obama nominated Dr. Hayden to the position last February.

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Media Alert: Join us in Austin to Talk Zombies, SOPA and the Internet of Things at SXSW!

March 8, 2016 Copyright , Intellectual Property , Net Neutrality

Join Public Knowledge in Austin at this year’s SXSW as our experts tackle two key technology policy issues for 2016: the return of Zombie SOPA through an obscure federal agency, and how the Internet of Things may turn consumer protection on its head.

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Public Knowledge and EFF Deliver Critical Hit to Patent Case Against Video Game Companies

June 22, 2015 Intellectual Property , Patent Reform , Patents

Friday, Public Knowledge and the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed an amicus curiae brief with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in the case McRO v. Bandai Namco. The case, in which more than 20 major computer game developers have been sued for patent infringement, involves technology relating to computer-generated animation, and specifically for automatic lip synchronization of animated characters.

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Consumer Rights at Center of Two Major Intellectual Property Cases

June 22, 2015 Copyright , Intellectual Property , Patents

Last week, Public Knowledge filed two amicus curiae briefs in intellectual property cases before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, urging the court to consider the rights of consumers and the public. The cases are Lexmark v. Impression Products and In re Tam.

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It’s Time to Submit Your Nominations for the 14th Annual IP3 Awards!

May 31, 2017 Information Policy , Intellectual Property , Internet Protocol , IP3 , IP3 Awards

Public Knowledge’s IP3 awards are a special occasion to honor those who have made significant contributions in the three areas of “IP”—intellectual property, information policy, and internet protocol. This year will be the fourteenth year Public Knowledge has held the awards, and now it’s time for you to submit nominations.

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Civil Society of the Americas Concerned About the Future of Copyright

April 27, 2017 Copyright , Copyright Reform , Intellectual Property , International , Internet Freedom

Yesterday, April 26, was World Intellectual Property Day. However, in many countries we see extremist proposals to expand copyright and intellectual property, which benefit only a handful of rightholders at the expense of the rest of society. That´s why, together with 13 civil society organizations from the Americas, we published an open letter calling on our governments to protect innovation, preserve fair access to technology and internet freedom, and use copyright to promote social justice.

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Licensing Your 3D Printed Stuff: A 3D Printing Whitepaper

March 10, 2015 3D Printing , Intellectual Property , Licensing , Whitepaper

Today we’re happy to announce our newest 3D printing whitepaper Licensing Your 3D Printed Stuff. Today’s paper follows in the footsteps of 2010’s It Will Be Awesome If They Don’t Screw It Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Next Great Disruptive Technology and 2013’s What’s the Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing?. Like the previous papers, Licensing Your 3D Printed Stuff examines the intersection between 3D printing and intellectual property. However, Licensing Your 3D Printed Stuff takes a more practical, application-based approach to the problems.

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