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Is the iPhone from Apple or Gradiente in Brazil? The Court to resolve the dispute in June

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The Federal Supreme Court (STF) scheduled for June 2 the beginning of the trial of the trademark dispute between Gradiente and Apple. The trial will be held in the virtual plenary, and the ministers’ votes must be published by June 12. The process began in 2012 when Apple contested the use of the “iPhone” trademark by Gradiente.

This judgment in the Court originates from the appeal filed by the Brazilian entity. In other instances, Apple achieved favorable results. The rapporteur for the appeal is Minister Dias Toffoli. In December 2020, the minister determined that companies enter into an out-of-court agreement. Apple and Gradiente held 20 mediation hearings and failed to reach an agreement.

Gradiente even launched cell phones with the name IPhone

To not lose the right to the trademark, which was granted in 2008, Gradiente launched some cell phones with the iPhone trademark, using the capital “I”. Among the models sold were the Gradiente Iphone Neo One and the Iphone C600.

The first was an entry-level model, while the second… well, it had more competitive specs like a 13 MP camera (wow!) and a dual-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon S4 — the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, released in February of this year, it hits 3.36 GHz.

Although Gradiente only won the right to use the iPhone brand in 2008, a year after Steve Jobs showed his iPhone to the world, the request from the Brazilian company came in 2000, when the Nokia 3310 dominated the market. At the time, Gradiente had plans to develop a cell phone with internet access — iPhone is a contraction of “internet phone”.

However, registration at the Brazilian Patent Office (BPTO) took a while to be granted. When the registration was granted, Gradiente was already in bad shape. Last week, the company emerged from bankruptcy. It hopes to win Big Tech to pay its shareholders and take it private.

Source: Terra

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G7 plans to create a working group to discuss the responsible use of artificial intelligence

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The leaders of the G7 nations decided this Saturday in Hiroshima that a “working group” will be created in the future to address the “responsible use” of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the risks it poses, including misinformation.

“We instruct relevant ministers to establish the Hiroshima Process on AI, through a working group set up in cooperation with international organizations, to discuss generative AI by the end of the year,” according to the G7 communiqué.

G7 working group discussions on the subject may also discuss “governance, protection of intellectual property rights,” and “responsible use” of these new technologies, but also ways to combat “information manipulation” and “disinformation” through these tools.

“We are committed to advancing multiple approaches to AI standards setting while respecting mandatory legal frameworks,” he added.

Global Concern

The announcement of the G7 comes after the European Union, which also participates in the group, almost passed legislation to regulate artificial intelligence. Parliamentarians from the Internal Market and Justice Committees of the European Parliament have already reached an agreement on the project, which provides clarity in the use of technology, payment of copyrights and practically prohibits using facial recognition.

Governors and regulators worldwide have sought to create rules to curb the effects of AI amid the surge in the popularity of generative AI tools. The European Union will vote on a bill in June, becoming a pioneer in the area. The White House has already stated that it supports AI regulation in the United States.

The UK is turning to its regulator, and in China, authorities already require AI systems to adhere to strict rules. And in Brazil, this month, the President of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco, presented a bill establishing general guidelines for developing, implementing, and using AI systems in the country.

Source: O Globo

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Tavares IP at INTA Annual Meeting 2023

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It is with great satisfaction that we announce our participation in the prestigious event INTA Annual Meeting 2023, which will occur between the 16th and 20th of May. This annual meeting is recognized worldwide as an excellent platform for exchanging knowledge, networking, and professional development.

We are excited to participate in this renowned event, where we will have the chance to connect with industry leaders, experts, and talented professionals worldwide. We believe that collaboration and sharing of ideas are the pillars of growth and innovation.

About our participation at INTA 2023

We expect the INTA Annual Meeting 2023 to be an unforgettable trip full of enriching experiences. We look forward to meeting new clients, establishing lasting relationships, and discovering the latest trends and best practices in the intellectual property industry.

As a company dedicated to providing exceptional solutions and innovative strategies to our clients, participating in events like the INTA Annual Meeting is a unique opportunity to expand our knowledge and improve our skills. We are committed to providing increasingly exceptional and up-to-date service, meeting the ever-evolving needs of the market.

We appreciate the continued trust of our customers and partners, who constantly motivate us to seek excellence. Your needs are our priority, and events like this allow us to hone our approach to providing customized and practical solutions.

During the INTA Annual Meeting 2023, we will share updates, insights, and highlights from our participation on social media. We invite you to follow our journey and stay on top of the latest developments in the intellectual property sector.

We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to returning full of inspiration, fresh ideas, and new partnerships that will allow us to continue to provide exceptional services to protect and value our client’s intellectual property.

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Samsung bane uso de ChatGPT e outras IAs por colaboradores
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Samsung bans the use of ChatGPT and other AI by collaborators

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Samsung banned the use of generative Artificial Intelligence tools such as ChatGPT by its employees. The rationale is that using AI on its internal networks and proprietary devices poses a security risk, according to Bloomberg News.

The rule was communicated to the team and it describes as a temporary restriction while Samsung works to “create a safe environment” to use generative AI tools. “We are temporarily restricting the use of generative AI.” The ban comes after Samsung discovered that some of its employees “leaked internal source code by uploading it to ChatGPT,” according to the outlet.

“Headquarters is reviewing security measures to create a safe environment to safely use generative AI to increase employee productivity and efficiency,” the statement reads, However, until these measures are prepared, we are temporarily restricting the use of generative AI”. In addition to restricting the use of generative AI on company computers, phones, and tablets, Samsung is also asking employees not to upload sensitive business information via their personal machines.

The statement informs that employees who disrespect the order can even be fired. “We ask that you diligently follow our security guidelines, and failure to do so may result in a breach or compromise of company information, resulting in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment,” the company stresses.

ChatGPT is the biggest concern

ChatGPT is what worries the company the most. The privacy risks involved in using the chatbot vary depending on how the user accesses the service. If a company is the ChatGPT API, conversations with the chatbot are not visible to the OpenAl support team and are not used to train the company’s models. However, this does not apply to text entered into the general web interface using its default settings.

OpenAl advises users not to “share sensitive information in their conversations” and notes that all conversations can also be used to train future versions of ChatGPT. The company recently released a feature similar to a browser’s “incognito mode” that does not save chat histories and prevents them from being used for training.

Source: Startupi

Tramitam no Brasil 425 pedidos de patentes 5G para cidades inteligentes
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425 5G patent applications for smart cities are pending in Brazil

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Brazilian companies, universities, and research institutions filed 22 patent applications regarding using 5G in applications dedicated to smart cities, showing a study by the Ministry of Development, Industry, Commerce, and Services (MDIC) released on Tuesday, 18.

Four hundred twenty-five applications were filed in the country, including patent applications from foreign companies for applying fifth-generation mobile technology in innovative city projects.

The data are from the study “Intellectual Property – data & Facts – Smart Cities,” carried out by the ministry, in partnership with the Brazilian Patent Office (BPTO) and the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development (ABDI), through the Intelligence Center in Industrial Property (NIPI), collegiate linked to the MDIC.

The survey shows that almost half of the patent requests are for broadband access (208). The Internet of Things (IoT) appears next, with 77 registration requests. Technological solutions in the area of health (e-health) (61), connected vehicles (50), and augmented and virtual reality (46) also stand out.

According to the study, most applicants are companies in the United States responsible for 203 applications filed in Brazil. China (77), Japan (61), and Sweden (27) appear ahead of Brazil (22) on the list.

In the cut by company, Qualcomm leads quickly. The US manufacturer has registered 156 patent applications with the possibility of using 5G in intelligent cities. The top five include two Chinese companies – Huawei, with 50 requests, and Oppo Mobile, with 21 –Japan’s NTT Docomo (47) and Sweden’s Ericsson (31).

Regarding national applications, those refer to Internet 4.0, IoT, augmented and virtual reality, e-health, lighting management, street lighting, and traffic management.

“The work recognizes the recent growth in the number of patents in this area of knowledge in Brazil,” evaluates the NIPI. “It indicates, however, the need to strengthen the focus on issues closer to the national reality, on tropicalized themes, such as renewable energies and the fight against endemic diseases, in addition to the challenges of guaranteeing greater accessibility, communication, and better services in places of difficult access,” adds the collegiate.

Source: Telesintese