Holiday Gift List 2022

BY SCOTT M. GRAFFIUS | ScottGraffius.com

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Welcome to the Holiday Gift List 2022
, a curated collection of 13 highly-rated products which we love and made the top of our list.

Prices are in United States Dollar (USD) and information was current at the publication. Names, marks, and images are the property of their respective owners.

When you see a product you're interested in and you click through from our site to a retailer to get it, we may earn affiliate (such as Amazon Associates) commissions. This helps support our work, but it does not affect what products we cover or how we assess them, and it does not affect the price you pay.

Now, on to the list!

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1. Ledger Nano X Crypto Hardware Wallet

Ledger Nano X Crypto Hardware Wallet

Ledger Nano X Crypto Hardware Wallet - the best way to securely buy, manage, and grow all your digital assets

  • Intuitive crypto wallet - perfect for beginners and veterans alike.
  • Features a secure certified chip (CC EAL5+) designed to withstand sophisticated attacks, and to protect your valuable assets.
  • Buy, sell, exchange and grow your crypto through our proprietary app: Ledger Live. All-in-one place.
  • Manage all your assets like Bitcoin, Ethereum & tokens on the go. The Ledger Nano X connects to your phone with Bluetooth and has a large screen for ease of use

$149.00

Select here to see the product on Amazon.com

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2. Apple TV 4K—with 64 GB of Storage

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Apple TV 4K with 128 GB of Storage, Wi-Fi and Ethernet (3rd Generation)

  • 4K Dolby Vision and HDR10+ for vivid picture quality
  • Dolby Atmos for three-dimensional, theater-like sound
  • Incredible power with the A15 Bionic chip
  • Siri Remote brings precise control with a touch-enabled clickpad
  • Wi-Fi and Ethernet for high-speed data transfer
  • The latest shows, movies, sports, and live TV, all in one place
  • More ways to enjoy your TV with Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness+, and Apple Music
  • Use AirPlay to share photos, videos, and more from your iPhone, iPad, and Mac on your TV
  • Pair with HomePod mini for hands-free control with Siri
  • Acts as a home hub to connect and control smart home accessories

$165.00

Select here to see the product on Amazon.com

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3.
Zero Halliburton Profile Deluxe Backpack

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Zero Halliburton Profile Deluxe Business Backpack

  • Padded pocket to protect your electronic devices
  • Newly designed carry handle is easy to grip and comfortable to hold
  • Front zippered pocket with organizer
  • Padded shoulder strap is designed to rest comfortably on your shoulder regardless of what you carry

$275.00

Select here to see the product on Amazon.com

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4. Bose QuietComfort 45 Noise-Cancelling Headphones

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Bose QuietComfort Ultra Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

  • LEVELED-UP LISTENING: Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones with spatial audio give you an immersive experience that makes music feel more real; CustomTune technology offers personalized sound, shaped to you
  • WORLD-CLASS NOISE CANCELLATION: These noise cancelling headphones feature Quiet Mode, Aware Mode and Immersion Mode, which combines full noise cancellation and Bose Immersive Audio
  • CRYSTAL CLEAR CALLS: Microphones focus on the sound of your voice and the noise cancelling headphones with mic filter out background noise for the clearest phone calls of any Bose headphones
  • ELEVATED DESIGN, LUXE COMFORT: Soft ear cushions hug your ears, the band spreads pressure evenly and elevated materials let you make a statement with these noise cancelling over-the-ear headphones
  • BLUETOOTH WIRELESS HEADPHONES: Advanced Bluetooth 5.3 offers connection within 30 feet of your device; SimpleSync allows you to sync with a Bose smart soundbar so you can listen to TV at your own volume
  • 24-HOUR BATTERY LIFE: Listen longer with up to 24 hours of battery life (up to 18 hours with Immersive Audio), a 15-minute charge offers up to 2.5 hours of play time (up to 2 hours with Immersive Audio)
  • CONNECT AND CONTROL: Touch controls on each earcup allow you to change volume, skip tracks, answer calls and change modes; you can also turn the Bluetooth headphones on/off simply with head motions
  • MORE THAN JUST A PRESENT: Perfect for various ages and interests, you will make a friend or family member smile with joy when you give the gift of Bose

$429.00

Select here to see the product on Amazon.com

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5. Zero Halliburton Edge Lightweight Collection Medium Attaché Case

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Zero Halliburton Edge Lightweight Collection Medium Attaché Case

  • Matte polycarbonate exterior.
  • ZH Concave Edging.
  • Custom-designed handle with ergonomic cushion-cut shape and rubberized feel.
  • Combination lock for added security.
  • Concave horizontal double rib design and subtle branding.
  • Coated leather lining with organization sleeve.
  • Minimal design to enable customizable versatility.
  • Available in Black, Gray, and Navy.

$425.00

Select here to see the product on Amazon.com

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6. Zero Halliburton Edge Lightweight Brilliant International Carry-On Case

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Zero Halliburton Edge Lightweight Brilliant International Carry-On Case

  • Polished polycarbonate.
  • ZH Concave Edging for extra strength.
  • Low-profile, retractable rubberized side handles.
  • ZH Chassis with scalloped grip handle near wheels for easy lifting from trunk or overhead.
  • Zip-around closure with integrated TSA combination lock.
  • Three-stage retractable telescoping handle with ergonomically-positioned single button release.
  • Sumptuously lined interior for pampered and organized packing: Two-sided zip in or out separator, wide-panel tie-down straps with air-flow mesh to hold clothes in place, extra pockets to stow smaller items, and unobtrusive hanger clip that can accommodate a range of hanger sizes.
  • Rubber lined 360 wheels for added traction, ease, and shock absorption.
  • Cushion-cut metal logo badge on which to hook a small shopping bag.
  • Custom-made magnetized leather ID tag with monogram option.
  • Concave double rib design and subtle branding.
  • Available in Black, Blue Camo, Gray, & Navy.

$475.00

Select here to see the product on Amazon.com

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7. Pod 3 Cover

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Pod 3 Cover

$2,295.00

Select here to see the product on EightSleep.com

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8. Louis Vuitton Keepall 45 Bandoulière

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Louis Vuitton Keepall 45 Bandoulière

This iconic Keepall 45 Bandoulière is fashioned in the new iconic black and grey Monogram Eclipse canvas. Since 1930, the Keepall duffle has journeyed alongside generations of elegant globetrotters. This version – with comfortable-to-hold leather handles, a strap for casual cross-body wear and a gleaming padlock – holds all the essentials for an overnight jaunt.

  • 17.7 inches length x 10.6 inches height x 7.9 inches width
  • Coated Canvas
  • Natural Cowhide Leather trimmings
  • Cotton Textile Lining
  • Good capacity
  • Cabin size
  • Removable leather name tag
  • Silver color metal pieces
  • Strap: Removable, adjustable
  • Strap drop: 14.2 inches
  • Strap drop max: 19.7 inches
  • Handle: Double

$2,440.00

Select here to see the product on LouisVuitton.com

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9. Bose Lifestyle 650 Home Entertainment System

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Bose Lifestyle 650 Home Entertainment System

$3,999.00.

Select here to see the product on Amazon.com


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10. Dell Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 Gaming Desktop—with Options

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Dell Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 Gaming Desktop—with Options

$5,459.99.

Select here to see the product on Dell.com

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11. Hasselblad 907X Anniversary Edition Medium Format Camera Kit

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Hasselblad 907X Anniversary Edition Medium Format Camera Kit

  • CFV II 50C (Anniversary Edition) (Includes Battery and Protection Cover Lid) - 907X (Anniversary Edition) (Includes Front and Rear Covers) - Focusing Screen Mask - XCD 30mm f/3.5 Lens (Anniversary Edition) (Includes Front and Rear Lens Caps) - Lens Shade - Control Grip - Optical Viewfinder - USB Power Adapter - Shoulder Strap - Expose Cable 503 CW - Flash Input Sync Cable - Flash Output Sync Cable - USB 3.0 Type-C with USB-A Connector Cable - Lens Protective Pouch - Hasselblad 1 Year Limited
  • Large medium format 50MP CMOS sensor
  • Up to 14 stops of dynamic range
  • Captures 16-bit RAW images and full resolution JPEGs
  • Video: 2.7k (2720 x 1530) & Full HD (1920 x 1080) / Video covers full sensor width in a 16:9 ratio

$15,000.00

Select here to see the product at Amazon.com

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12. Tesla Model S, Plaid Edition—with Options

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Tesla Model S, Plaid Edition—with Options

$155,490.00.

Select here to see the product on Tesla.com

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13. Lamborghini Countach LPI 800

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The limited edition Lamborghini Countach LPI 800.

Approximately $2,600,000.00.

Select here to see the product on Lamborghini.com

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Happy Holidays!




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Intellectual Property (IP) Theft is a Federal Crime - Featuring a Real Example of IP Infringement and What the IP Owner Did to Enforce His Rights and Protect His Property

BY SCOTT M. GRAFFIUS | ScottGraffius.com

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Including supporting information, this article is organized into nine sections:

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Graffius' Registered Copyright IP
  • A Real Example of Intellectual Property Theft and What IP Owner Graffius Did to Enforce His Rights and Protect His Property
  • About Scott M. Graffius
  • About Luca Schnetzler
  • About Pudgy Penguins
  • About Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Rights
  • References/Sources
  • How to Cite This Article

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Introduction

Intellectual Property (IP) — including copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, and algorithms — is a strategic asset that provides significant value. IP rights ensure creators can benefit from their hard work, discovery, and innovation. Infringement can damage the marketability and value of the IP.

IP infringement is disgraceful, dishonorable, unprofessional, immoral, unethical, and illegal. IP rights are so important that IP theft is a federal crime.

Scott M. Graffius maintains, enforces, and protects his copyrights and other IP rights. When others infringe on Graffius’ IP rights, situations generally fall into one of two categories:

  1. IP owner Graffius notifies the offending party of their infringement and the required remediation, and the matter is resolved; or
  2. IP owner Graffius notifies the offending party of their infringement and the required remediation, and the offending party’s action/inaction necessitates that qualified attorney and/or the United States government's Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Center is engaged, and the matter is resolved.

Most situations fall under category 1. However, some offenders seem determined to make an already bad situation worst; they fall under category 2.

This article covers the news of a recent real example of copyright infringement (a category 2 situation) and what the copyright owner did to protect and enforce his rights. It presents facts including visual evidence and a critical analysis of the details. And the article underscores the importance of remaining vigilant.

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Overview of Graffius' Registered Copyright IP

Informed by the research of Bruce W. Tuckman and Mary Ann C. Jensen, over 100 subsequent studies, and Scott M. Graffius' first-hand professional experience with, and analysis of, team leadership and performance, Graffius created his 'Phases of Team Development' IP. It’s a unique perspective and visual conveying the five phases of team development — Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning. It’s also inclusive of a graph showing how performance varies by phase, as well as the characteristics and strategies for each phase. Graffius' IP is registered with the United States Copyright Office (USCO).

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Project Managers, Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, DevOps Leads, and other leaders can apply the information in my ‘Phases of Team Development’ to help handle challenges or issues experienced by teams. By doing so, they’ll advance the teams’ (and their own) happiness, productivity, and success.

Graffius initially developed his material in 2008, and he periodically refresh it. His copyright ownership details, and permission request process, is embedded in and appears on the asset.

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The 2021 edition of Scott M. Graffius' 'Phases of Team Development' IP is shown above. Again, it's registered with the United States Copyright Office.

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Conference organizers, businesses, professional organizations, government agencies, and universities engage Graffius to deliver unique and compelling talks and workshops. To date, he's presented sessions at 90 conferences and other events across 25 countries, and his 'Phases of Team Development' IP is central and key to many of those sessions. His rate card and a listing of his engagements are at
https://scottgraffius.com/resources/Exceptional-PPM-and-PMO-Solutions-Rate-Card-for-2023-2024-v23110907.pdf and https://scottgraffius.com/publicspeaker.html, respectively.

With an authorization/license from Graffius, organizations around the world have featured and used his 'Phases of Team Development' IP. Select examples include Adobe, American Management Association, Bayer, Boston University, Cisco, Deimos Aerospace, Ford, Hasso Plattner Institute, IEEE, London South Bank University, Microsoft, New Zealand Government, Torrens University Australia, UC San Diego, U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Tennis Association, Yale University, and many others.

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A Real Example of Intellectual Property Theft and What IP Owner Graffius Did to Enforce His Rights and Protect His Property

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As clearly shown by the facts presented in this article, this situation involves a case of copyright infringement (not 'fair use').

Luca Schnetzler also known as (AKA) Luca Netz, CEO of Pudgy Penguins, posted content on X on May 3, 2024 at https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631 which violated Scott M. Graffius' intellectual property (IP) rights.

Note: As delineated later in the article, Luca Schnetzler AKA Luca Netz subsequently deleted his infringing post.

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The infringing post on X (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631) is shown above.

The post by Luca Schnetzler AKA Luca Netz included only two words ("Performing Era") and an image which infringes upon (inappropriate includes) copyright owner Scott M. Graffius' intellectual property. The image above and other visuals in this article support providing the news and a critical analysis of this recent real example of copyright infringement and enforcement.

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A zoomed-in view of the infringing post (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631) is shown above.

Copyright owner Scott M. Graffius learned of the infringement of his protected intellectual property on May 11, 2024. That same day, Graffius notified Pudgy Penguins CEO Luca Schnetzler AKA Luca Netz. Because Luca Schnetzler AKA Luca Netz did not respond or take any action on this serious matter, Graffius sent multiple communications over the span of several days. Excerpts from one of those notices follows.

[From Scott M. Graffius to Luca Schnetzler AKA Luca Netz]


Intellectual Property (IP) provides significant value. I maintain, enforce, and protect my copyright and other IP rights.


My 'Phases of Team Development' IP is registered with the United States Copyright Office.


Infringement of my 'Phases of Team Development' IP is shown by Pudgy Penguins CEO Luca Schnetzler (known as "Luca Netz") here: https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631.


(Changing a word here or there does not work.) The infringer did not request nor receive permission to use my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development.' Additionally, their use did not provide attribution to me. As such, they're falsely leading others to believe that they're the creator and owner of my IP. More info follows.


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Informed by the research of Bruce W. Tuckman and Mary Ann C. Jensen, over 100 subsequent studies, and my first-hand professional experience with, and analysis of, team leadership and performance, I created my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development.' It’s a unique perspective and visual conveying the five phases of team development — Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning. It’s also inclusive of a graph showing how performance varies by phase, as well as the characteristics and strategies for each phase.


Project Managers, Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, DevOps Leads, and other leaders can apply the information in my ‘Phases of Team Development’ to help handle challenges or issues experienced by teams. By doing so, they'll advance the teams' (and their own) happiness, productivity, and success.


I initially developed my material in 2008, and I periodically refresh it. I’m honored that businesses, scientists, journalists, professional associations, government agencies, universities, and others around the world have featured my 'Phases of Team Development' IP. Select examples include Adobe, American Management Association, Boston University, Cisco, Ford, Hasso Plattner Institute, IEEE, London South Bank University, Microsoft, Torrens University Australia, UC San Diego, U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Tennis Association, Yale University, and many others.


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Infringement of my registered copyright is shown by Pudgy Penguins (@PudgyPenguins) CEO Luca Schnetzler (known as "Luca Netz" - @LucaNetz) here: https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631.


(Changing a word here or there does not work.) The infringer did not request nor receive permission to use my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development.' Additionally, their use did not provide attribution to me. As such, they're falsely leading others to believe that they're the creator and owner of my IP. Some of the MANY examples follow.



🟢 From my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP (2021 edition, https://www.scottgraffius.com/blog/files/team-21.html), Characteristics under Forming includes:
"Displaying eagerness"


🔴 From the infringement of my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP shown by Luca Netz (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631), Characteristics under Forming includes:
"Displaying eagerness"



🟢 From my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP (2021 edition, https://www.scottgraffius.com/blog/files/team-21.html), Characteristics under Forming includes:
"Generally polite tone"


🔴 From the infringement of my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP shown by Luca Netz (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631), Characteristics under Forming includes:
"Generally polite"



🟢 From my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP (2021 edition, https://www.scottgraffius.com/blog/files/team-21.html), Characteristics under Forming includes:
"Sticking to safe topics"


🔴 From the infringement of my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP shown by Luca Netz (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631), Characteristics under Forming includes:
"Sticking to safe topics"



🟢 From my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP (2021 edition, https://www.scottgraffius.com/blog/files/team-21.html), Characteristics under Forming includes:
"Unclear about how one fits in"


🔴 From the infringement of my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP shown by Luca Netz (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631), Characteristics under Forming includes:
"Unclear about how one fits in"



🟢 From my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP (2021 edition, https://www.scottgraffius.com/blog/files/team-21.html), Characteristics under Forming includes:
"Some anxiety & questioning"


🔴 From the infringement of my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP shown by Luca Netz (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631), Characteristics under Forming includes:
"Some anxiety & questioning"



🟢 From my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP (2021 edition, https://www.scottgraffius.com/blog/files/team-21.html), Strategies under Forming includes:
"'Taking the 'lead'"


🔴 From the infringement of my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP shown by Luca Netz (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631), Strategies under Forming includes:
"'Taking the 'lead'"



🟢 From my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP (2021 edition, https://www.scottgraffius.com/blog/files/team-21.html), Strategies under Forming includes:
"Being highly visible"


🔴 From the infringement of my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP shown by Luca Netz (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631), Strategies under Forming includes:
"Being highly visible"



🟢 From my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP (2021 edition, https://www.scottgraffius.com/blog/files/team-21.html), Strategies under Forming includes:
"Facilitating introductions"


🔴 From the infringement of my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP shown by Luca Netz (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631), Strategies under Forming includes:
"Facilitating introductions"



🟢 From my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP (2021 edition, https://www.scottgraffius.com/blog/files/team-21.html), Strategies under Forming includes:
"Providing the 'big picture'"


🔴 From the infringement of my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP shown by Luca Netz (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631), Strategies under Forming includes:
"Providing the big picture"



🟢 From my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP (2021 edition, https://www.scottgraffius.com/blog/files/team-21.html), Strategies under Forming includes:
"Establishing clear expectations"


🔴 From the infringement of my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP shown by Luca Netz (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631), Strategies under Forming includes:
"Establishing clear expectations"



🟢 From my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP (2021 edition, https://www.scottgraffius.com/blog/files/team-21.html), Strategies under Forming includes:
"Communicating success criteria"


🔴 From the infringement of my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP shown by Luca Netz (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631), Strategies under Forming includes:
"Communicating success criteria"



🟢 From my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP (2021 edition, https://www.scottgraffius.com/blog/files/team-21.html), Characteristics under Performing includes:
"High motivation, trust & empathy"


🔴 From the infringement of my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP shown by Luca Netz (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631), Characteristics under Performing includes:
"High motivation, trust & empathy"



🟢 From my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP (2021 edition, https://www.scottgraffius.com/blog/files/team-21.html), Characteristics under Performing includes:
"Individuals defer to team needs"


🔴 From the infringement of my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP shown by Luca Netz (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631), Characteristics under Performing includes:
"Individuals defer to team needs"



🟢 From my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP (2021 edition, https://www.scottgraffius.com/blog/files/team-21.html), Characteristics under Performing includes:
"Improved commitment"


🔴 From the infringement of my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP shown by Luca Netz (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631), Characteristics under Performing includes:
"Improved commitment"



🟢 From my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP (2021 edition, https://www.scottgraffius.com/blog/files/team-21.html), Characteristics under Adjourning includes:
"Shift to process orientation"


🔴 From the infringement of my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP shown by Luca Netz (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631), Characteristics under Adjourning includes:
"Shift to process orientation"



🟢 From my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP (2021 edition, https://www.scottgraffius.com/blog/files/team-21.html), Characteristics under Adjourning includes:
"Sadness"


🔴 From the infringement of my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP shown by Luca Netz (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631), Characteristics under Adjourning includes:
"Sadness"



🟢 From my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP (2021 edition, https://www.scottgraffius.com/blog/files/team-21.html), Characteristics under Adjourning includes:
"Recognition of team & individual efforts"


🔴 From the infringement of my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP shown by Luca Netz (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631), Characteristics under Adjourning includes:
"Recognition of team and individual efforts"



🟢 From my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP (2021 edition, https://www.scottgraffius.com/blog/files/team-21.html), Characteristics under Adjourning includes:
"Disbanding"


🔴 From the infringement of my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development' IP shown by Luca Netz (https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631), Characteristics under Adjourning includes:
"Disbanding"



The preceding are just some of the MANY examples. The infringer is violating my intellectual property (IP) rights.


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To wrap up, infringement of my registered copyright is shown by Pudgy Penguins (@PudgyPenguins) CEO Luca Schnetzler (known as "Luca Netz" - @LucaNetz) here: https://x.com/LucaNetz/status/1786418972323168631.


(Changing a word here or there does not work.) The infringer did not request nor receive permission to use my copyrighted 'Phases of Team Development.' Additionally, their use did not provide attribution to me. As such, they're falsely leading others to believe that they're the creator and owner of my IP.


Copyright infringement is dishonorable, disgraceful, unprofessional, immoral, unethical, and illegal.


The infringement has damaged the marketability and value of my 'Phases of Team Development' IP.



The preceding were excerpts from one of the communications where copyright owner Scott M. Graffius notified Pudgy Penguins CEO Luca Schnetzler AKA Luca Netz of the infringement.

If the infringement was somehow inadvertent, an expected appropriate reaction would be to be embarrassed, to apologize for the violation, and to work to resolve the matter. So, what exactly did
Luca Schnetzler AKA Luca Netz do after being notified about this serious matter on May 11, 2024? Initially, he did nothing. After several days — after several communications were presented to him — he finally acted. On May 16, 2024, Luca Schnetzler AKA Luca Netz deleted his infringing post and he blocked copyright owner Graffius (the person whose rights were infringed upon, the same person who reported the matter to Luca Schnetzler AKA Luca Netz).

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X’s ‘that post has been deleted’ message is shown above.

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X's 'You're blocked' message is shown above.

Among multiple concerns, the infringing post by Luca Schnetzler AKA Luca Netz violated Scott M. Graffius' copyright and it damaged the marketability and value of Graffius' intellectual property.

Rather than apologizing and working to amicably resolve the serious situation,
Luca Schnetzler AKA Luca Netz blocked Graffius (the person whose IP rights were infringed upon, the same person who reported the matter to Luca Schnetzler AKA Luca Netz).

Graffius found the behaviour of
Luca Schnetzler AKA Luca Netz to be bizarre, unbecoming, and unseemly. The actions of Luca Schnetzler AKA Luca Netz radiated bad vibes, raised more red flags, and made the bad situation worst.

This category 2 case is currently unresolved.

About Scott M. Graffius

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Scott M. Graffius, PMP, SA, CSP-SM, CSP-PO, CSM, CSPO, ITIL, LSSGB is an agile project management practitioner, consultant, creator, multi-award-winning author, and international public speaker. Founder and CEO of Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™ and subsidiary Exceptional Agility™, he has generated over $1.9 billion for Global Fortune 500 businesses and other organizations he has served. Graffius and content from his books, talks, workshops, and more have been featured and used by Microsoft, Oracle, Broadcom, Cisco, Gartner, Project Management Institute, IEEE, National Academy of Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Tennis Association, Yale University, and others. He delights audiences with dynamic and engaging talks and workshops on agile project management, AI, video game development, strategic alignment, the science of high performance teams, and more. To date, he's presented sessions at 90 conferences and other events across 25 countries.

His full bio is available
here.

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About Luca Schnetzler

Luca Schnetzler (also known as Luca Netz) is the Chief Executive Officer of Pudgy Penguins.

About Pudgy Penguins


LSLTTT Holdings, Inc. is doing business as (DBA) "Pudgy Penguins" — a non-fungible token (NFT) collection that also doubles as a web3 intellectual property (IP) company. Based on information from
CrunchBase and other sources, Pudgy Penguins' investors include 1kx, Adam Winnick, Big Brain Holdings, Bobby Ong, CRIT Ventures, the founders of LayerZero Labs, Kasey Kasey, Kronos Research, Old Fashion Research, and Peter Yuan Pan. There may be additional investors.

About Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Rights

For copyright/IP infringement cases, it is recommended that you consult a qualified attorney.

Intellectual Property (IP) is a strategic asset that provides significant value. IP infringement is disgraceful, dishonorable, unprofessional, immoral, unethical, and illegal. IP rights are so important that IP theft is a federal crime.

Visit the United States Copyright Office’s website at
https://www.copyright.gov to learn more about copyrights.

The
Reporting Intellectual Property Crime: A Guide for Victims of Copyright Infringement, Trademark Counterfeiting, and Trade Secret Theft publication by the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is a good resource.

The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Center coordinates the U.S. government’s response to intellectual property crimes. Visit their website at
https://www.iprcenter.gov to learn more.

See References/Sources — the next section of this article — for additional information.

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References/Sources

Select bibliography:

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  2. Blaskovic, Andrew K.; Rusk, John-David; Parker, Victor C.; and Payne, Bryson R. (2022). Cybercrime and Intellectual Property Theft: An Analysis of Modern Digital Forensics. In book: Proceedings of the Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2022, Volume 2. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-18458-1_36.
  3. CrunchBase (n.d.). Seed Round – Pudgy Penguins. Available at: https://www.crunchbase.com/funding_round/pudgy-penguins-seed--09980d4f.
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How to Cite This Article

Graffius, Scott M. (2024, May 16). Intellectual Property (IP) Theft is a Federal Crime - Featuring a Real Example of IP Infringement and What the IP Owner Did to Enforce His Rights and Protect His Property. Available at:
https://scottgraffius.com/blog/files/ip-rights.html. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.24657.54887.

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Shifting customer needs are common in today's marketplace. Businesses must be adaptive and responsive to change while delivering an exceptional customer experience to be competitive.

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Thriving in today's marketplace frequently depends on making a transformation to become more agile. Those successful in the transition enjoy faster delivery speed and ROI, higher satisfaction, continuous improvement, and additional benefits.

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DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.24657.54887. DOI link:
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