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European Court of Justice Voids YouTube Music Copyright Infringement Claim

June 22, 2021. In a long-running case regarding Sarah Brightman’s album A Winter Symphony, the producer of the album had sued YouTube in Germany for copyright infringement, alleging that the album had been distributed by YouTube without authorization and further, that bootleg recordings of her performances of the music while on tour had also been distributed by YouTube. (Peterson v. Google LLC,...

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Brexit May Affect Your EU Trademark Rights in the UK

January, 2021. Brexit May Affect Your EU Trademark Rights in the UK but Not Your EU Patents: As a result of "Brexit," and effective as of Jan. 1, 2021, the U.K. left the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)—not the European Patent Office (EPO), which is not the...

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Sabety Advises Shopkeep During Acquisition by Lightspeed

November, 2020: Our client ShopKeep, Inc. agreed to be acquired by  Lightspeed POS Inc. (NYSE: LSPD) (TSX: LSPD), a leading provider of cloud-based, omnichannel commerce platforms. Total consideration was approximately $440 million. Sabety +associates, PLLC...

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Sabety Fends Off Patent Troll

October, 2020. Sabety +associates, PLLC quickly fended off another mobile payment patent troll in the case Kwality IP vs. ShopKeep, Inc.   1:20-cv-01316  in the U.S. District Court, Delaware. Our technical analysis of their complaint showed that it was frivolous and...

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Zerobase Foundation Launches AI Based COVID Tracing App

November, 2020. Our pro-bono client, Zerobase Foundation, is launching their anonymous  QR-code based COVID-19 infection tracing platform.   We advised Zerobase regarding Intellectual Property, including  licensing and branding.  The nonprofit Zerobase Foundation is...

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Can US Seize Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Patents?

August 27, 2020.  Moderna, the Bio-tech firm famous for its progress on a COVID-19 vaccine, is reported to have never made the required disclosure of its US Government DARPA funding on its 157 patents and patent applications over aspects of its mRNA platform. Under...

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Trump’s Executive Order to Regulate Twitter: Going Nowhere

May 28, 2020. Trump’s Executive Order tasks the Federal Communications Commission to “clarify...and determine the circumstances” under which “a social media platform loses its liability protection” for editorial actions “not taken in good faith.” Communications...

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