Generative AI and copyright law: What’s the future for IP?
AI-generated content presents a second concern: What if AI bots infringe on third parties’ intellectual property rights?
Aventurine wants to help would-be entrepreneurs with its IP-first investment thesis
While it would be ideal if the startup made it, the financial returns, perhaps lasting decades, come through the IP operation.
IPRally, a patent search engine powered by explainable AI, raises $10.8M
IPRally, a Finnish startup building a knowledge graph-based patent search engine, has raised €10 million ($10.8 million) in a Series A round of funding. Founded in 2018, IPRally is one of a number o
Copy that: RightHub wants to be the command center for intellectual property management
An entrepreneur might have the best idea since sliced bread, but if they’re unable to protect it with the relevant patents, trademarks or copyrights, there’s a good chance they won’t
Failures are valuable IP: Protect your startup’s negative trade secrets
Negative trade secrets are intended to protect a company’s secret know-how gained from extensive research and investment about what does not work.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Space tech predictions, startup IP strategy, finding feasible funding
Do you have IP counsel? Does your app have a UX protection strategy? Have you ever conducted an audit?
Cost-effective IP strategies can lead to massive exit valuations
Overreliance on conventional wisdom allows valuation destroying time bombs to hide within successful businesses, only to detonate during a liquidity event.
Digip digitizes the process of applying for trademarks
For businesses, protecting trademarks is often a lengthy and expensive process, especially if they have multiple brands. Digip digitizes much of the process, helping its customers file trademarks by t
All my apes gone: Legal disputes at the intersection of IP and NFTs
NFTs are no different than old-school physical assets in one important way: They’re governed by a legal framework which, in many respects, is rooted in the 20th century.
LOT, the anti-patent-troll group, launches Adapt to tackle inclusion in the world of IP
Patent trolling, critics say, is guided by one principle alone: money. Yet tackling it remains a complex task with many angles. Today, a consortium called LOT — set up to help improve how the te
An AI for art: Copyright considerations for artificial intelligence
How should AI be considered in the context of copyright protection and authorship under U.K. law as it presently stands?
Commercial image-generating AI raises all sorts of thorny legal issues
This week, OpenAI granted users of its image-generating AI system, DALL-E 2, the right to use their generations for commercial projects, like illustrations for children’s books and art for newslette
IP and cybersecurity disputes are top legal concerns for tech companies
No industry is a stranger to litigation, but for the tech sector, it appears IP and patent disputes, followed by cybersecurity and data protection issues keep tech company leaders up at night.
Google’s loss to Sonos settles it: Big Tech has an IP piracy problem
Simply put, Big Tech benefits from stealing IP. The legal costs and potential damages, if ever issued after years of litigation, are paltry by comparison.
Is Big Tech bad at business?
Stealing rivals' IP is no longer merely unethical -- it's a business decision so disastrously short-sighted that it arguably constitutes a breach of executives' fiduciary duties to shareholders.
From dorm rooms to board rooms: How universities are promoting entrepreneurship
An increasing number of higher education institutions are investing in entrepreneurial pipelines that help students launch startups after graduation.
Amazon expands IP Accelerator to Europe after US SMBs register 6,000 trademarks
As we head into the biggest shopping period of the year — which this year may well have an even stronger online component than usual because of COVID-19 — Amazon has launched its latest ef
LA-based Brainbase raises $3 million for its intellectual property licensing management tech
It’s been nearly a century since Walt Disney first introduced Mickey Mouse to the world. In the ensuing decades, Disney and the mythmakers of Hollywood have churned out storytelling franchises t
IP strategy: How should startups decide whether to file patents
Bryant Lee, Ed Steakley & Saleh Kaihani Contributor Bryant Lee is the co-founder and managing partner of Cognition IP, a YC-backed IP law firm for startups. Ed Steakley was the Head of IP at Airwa
Startup Law A to Z: Regulatory Compliance
Startups are but one species in a complex regulatory and public policy ecosystem. This ecosystem is larger and more powerfully dynamic than many founders appreciate, with distinct yet overlapping laws