New USPTO Guidelines on AI-Assisted Inventions Leave Many Questions Unanswered

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Jasmine Jesty

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued what it labeled as Inventorship Guidance for AI-Assisted Inventions [Docket No. PTO-P-2023-0043].1 Despite its name, the document provides little in the way of certainty that one could not garner from reviewing recent precedent addressing the issue of artificial intelligence (AI)

Victory for Chanel in Luxury Reseller Trial

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Jasmine Jesty

A New York federal jury sided in favor of Chanel on all of it claims against luxury reseller What Goes Around Comes Around (WGACA), awarding Chanel US$4 million in statutory damages for sales of counterfeit Chanel-branded handbags. In Chanel, Inc. v. What Goes Around Comes Around, LLC, et al.,

Jury Clears Los Angeles Tattoo Artist of all Copyright Infringement Claims In one of the First Significant Post-Warhol Transformative use Cases

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Jasmine Jesty

On January 26, 2024, a federal jury in Los Angeles handed down its verdict in one of the first copyright infringement cases to grapple with fair use after the Supreme Court’s 2023 Warhol decision.1 The trial concerned a dispute over a tattoo inked by Katherine Von Drachenberg (known as