October 2014

Everybody Does It, So It’s Okay

Submitted by patentadmin on Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:59

That is essentially the defense that singer Robin Thicke and his producer, Pharrell Williams, has put forth in a California federal trial in which they are charged with copyright infringement by the estate of Marvin Gaye. The Gaye estate claims that Thicke and Williams’s hit song “Blurred Lines” infringe on copyrighted material. 

"The Big Mystery: What’s Big Data Really Worth?"

WSJ logoGeneral Patent's founder and CEO, Alex Poltorak, was quoted in “What's Big Data Really Worth?” (Wall Street Journal - October 12). He referenced how many large business do not also know the value of their enterprise's intellectual assets. You will need a subscription to WSJOnline to read it there, but the link will take you to the full article. Dr. Poltorak's comments are highlighted.