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IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Hot peppers deterrming insects and but encouraging anti-patent crowd-funding?

    Hot peppers deterrming insects and but encouraging anti-patent crowd-funding?
    In an article in "Intellectual Property Today" in June 2003 titled "Good Night Gracie," LBE noted On May 12, [2003] the New York Times discussed U.S. 6,523,298, n16 which claims the use of hot pepper extract (capsicum) in water solution to…
  • Aug 27

    Nitrogen-starvation of algae to produce more lipid

    Nitrogen-starvation of algae to produce more lipid
    A post in Inhabitat titled 14-Year-Old's Biofuel Breakthrough Boosts Algae Production 500% includes the text“The purpose of this experiment is to explore the possibility of naturally depleting the nitrogen of algae’s media to…
  • Aug 27

    The intersection of anti-SLAPP and patent re-examination request

    The intersection of anti-SLAPP and patent re-examination request
    Note the discussion of the Landmark Technologies/eBay matter at Techdirt in the post Patent Troll Sues eBay For Daring To Ask Patent Office For Patent Re-Exam Here, eBay is using a Texas anti-SLAPP statute to shield it from litigation from…
Rank this Week: 30

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 103

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Thursday thingie

    Thursday thingie
    Mother knows bestSouthampton, alma mater ...  This week's Monday Miscellany excitedly announced that fellow Kat Eleonora was taking up a lectureship in IP Law at the University of Southampton, mentioning a couple of famous IP…
  • Aug 27

    The Blue Jay Trade Mark Battle Commences...

    The Blue Jay Trade Mark Battle Commences...
    New Billy Bluejay (U.S. Application Serial No. 86067719)A cross-border trade mark dispute arose late last week when Canada’s only Major League Baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays (Blue Jays), filed a Notice of Opposition (Proceeding…
  • Aug 27

    Patent Law in Greater China: a new title

    Patent Law in Greater China: a new title
    Patent Law In Greater China, edited by Stefan Luginbuehl and Peter Ganea, has just been published by Edward Elgar Publishing as part of its Intellectual Property Law an Practice series, which itself is co-edited by two Katfriends,…
Rank this Week: 110

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 116

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 27

    Planet Bingo, LLC v. VKGS LLC (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    Planet Bingo, LLC v. VKGS LLC (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    By Michael Borella -- Planet Bingo is the assignee of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,398,646 and 6,656,045, both directed to computer-implemented methods and systems for managing bingo games. Planet Bingo filed an infringement action in the United States…
  • Aug 26

    Guest Post: Myriad-Mayo Guidance -- Consistency With International Harmonization and TRIPS

    Guest Post: Myriad-Mayo Guidance -- Consistency With International Harmonization and TRIPS
    By Paul Cole* -- Introduction It is strongly arguable that insofar as the USPTO's Myriad-Mayo Guidance[1] dismisses as non-eligible newly isolated substances (including small molecules), nucleotide sequences and microorganisms having new…
  • Aug 25

    H-W Technology, L.C. v. Overstock.com, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    H-W Technology, L.C. v. Overstock.com, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    Proofread your claims before you sue! By Michael Greenfield -- Even obvious clerical errors in patent claims can doom your lawsuit if not corrected before suit is filed. This was evident in H-W Technology, L.C. v. Overstock.com, Inc., issued…
Rank this Week: 128

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 28

    Alice Corp. and Patent Claiming: A Simple Example

    Alice Corp. and Patent Claiming: A Simple Example
    By Howard Skaist[1] In the wake of Alice Corp (“Alice”), many practitioners, including myself, are thinking about its implications, in particular, with respect to drafting patent claims. Of note, especially, is the Court’s…
  • Aug 27

    Federal Circuit: Bingo Gaming Software Improperly Encompasses the “Basic Tools of Scientific and Technological Work”

    Federal Circuit: Bingo Gaming Software Improperly Encompasses the “Basic Tools of Scientific and Technological Work”
    by Dennis Crouch Planet Bingo v. VKGS (Fed. Cir. 2014) In a non-precedential decision earlier this week, the Federal Circuit found Planet Bingo’s patents invalid as lacking eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101.  The…
  • Aug 27

    Ready to Nationalize Trade Secret Law?

    Ready to Nationalize Trade Secret Law?
    By Dennis Crouch On the Congressional tees this fall sit a pair of trade secret reform bills with the joint purpose of creating a private cause of action at the federal level for trade secret misappropriation. The Defend Trade Secrets Act of…
Rank this Week: 129

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • May 23

    Why Startups Should Always Do Patent Searche

    Why Startups Should Always Do Patent Searche
    The USPTO will never require mandatory patent searching. But I can dream. The single biggest thing that the USPTO could do to improve patent quality and reduce the power of patent trolls would be to require patent applicants to do …
  • Apr 1

    How To Regain Your Social Networking Virginity

    How To Regain Your Social Networking Virginity
    Simplifying your life on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other social networks. In 1990, I worked evenings and weekends doing programming for Cayman Systems in Cambridge, MA, both to earn extra money to pay off my college loans and…
  • Mar 26

    Top 10 Reasons Shane Victorino is Worth 22 Seconds of Music

    Top 10 Reasons Shane Victorino is Worth 22 Seconds of Music
    Don’t worry, about a thing, ’cause every little thing, gonna be all right! Remember when the NHL changed rules to require helmets? And it grandfathered the “old school” players? Well, MLB has reduced the time alloted…
Rank this Week: 131

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Aug 27

    The Dangers of the New Trade Secrets Act

    The Dangers of the New Trade Secrets Act
    First, I want to state how thrilled I am to be joining the great group here at CITP. Every CITP scholar that I’ve gotten to know over the past several years have become friends and influenced my work in areas ranging from voting machine…
  • Aug 26

    Takedown 2.0: The Trouble with Broad TROs Targeting Non-Party Online Intermediarie

    Takedown 2.0: The Trouble with Broad TROs Targeting Non-Party Online Intermediarie
    On August 14, a federal district court in Oregon issued an ex parte temporary restraining order (TRO) in a civil copyright infringement case, ABS-CBN v. Ashby. The defendants in the case are accused of operating several “pirate…
  • Aug 22

    Airport Scanners: How Privacy Risk Leads to Security Risk

    Airport Scanners: How Privacy Risk Leads to Security Risk
    Debates about privacy and security tend to assume that the two are in opposition, so that improving privacy tends to degrade security, and vice versa. But often the two go hand in hand so that privacy enhances security. A good example comes…
Rank this Week: 137

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 163

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Aug 18

    A certain NFL team is on the warpath

    A certain NFL team is on the warpath
    Sorry about the pun — but then again, I’m not the PTO; then again, too, my attitude toward “scandalous and offensive” ethnic marks is different from that of lots of people, too. This one, in particular, has long rubbed…
  • Aug 11

    Resurrection

    Resurrection
    Originally posted 2007-04-14 23:28:25. Republished by Blog Post PromoterResurrection is a popular topic in branding and trademarks. There’s Tylenol, of course, which returned from a near-death experience; and Pepsi, which promised to…
  • Aug 11

    How bad is really bad IP blogging?

    How bad is really bad IP blogging?
    Originally posted 2010-10-08 00:01:59. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI don’t like to call out other bloggers, but I do it sometimes.  People are gentle with my mistakes — Steve Feingold being the model of graciousness this…
Rank this Week: 185

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Aug 28

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Photographer Sues Theater and Publisher for Copyright Infringement

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Photographer Sues Theater and Publisher for Copyright Infringement
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Larry G. Philpot, a professional photographer from Indianapolis, Indiana, filed two new Indiana copyright infringement lawsuits in the Southern District of Indiana. These lawsuits are in addition to another…
  • Aug 27

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Owner of JOIN® Sues Owner of JOIN.ME®

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Owner of JOIN® Sues Owner of JOIN.ME®
    Indianapolis, Indiana - An Indiana trademark attorney for Sensory Technologies, LLC of Indianapolis, Indiana ("Sensory") sued in the Southern District of Indiana alleging that LogMeIn, Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts infringed the trademark…
  • Aug 25

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Bake Me A Wish Sued for Copyright Infringement

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Bake Me A Wish Sued for Copyright Infringement
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Larry G. Philpot, a professional photographer from Indianapolis, Indiana, sued asserting a violation of his intellectual property rights by Bake Me A Wish, LLC of New York. The lawsuit, filed in the Southern…
Rank this Week: 220

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Copyright Watch: Suit over the NCIS Bert the Far***g Hippo

    Copyright Watch: Suit over the NCIS Bert the Far***g Hippo
    I can’t even say the word!  Don’t worry, I’ll have to eventually.  Let’s just say the folks at CBS are likely pretty steamed up over getting hauled into court on a smelly copyright suit involving a noisy…
  • Aug 27

    Blue 42. Set. Trademark! I mean, Hike!

    Blue 42. Set. Trademark! I mean, Hike!
    Can you feel it? All around the country, fields are being groomed, stenciled, and painted. Tonight, the college football season begins with Georgia State taking on Abilene Christian in what could be a preview of one of hundreds of games that…
  • Aug 26

    A Real Lulu of a Trademark Infringement Case

    A Real Lulu of a Trademark Infringement Case
    It’s that time of year again, the Minnesota State Fair is here, and trademark issues abound, again. We’re actually not covering the trademark fair issue we planned to cover today because we just caught wind of a…
Rank this Week: 232

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Aug 27

    Anti-Procrastinator FRCP Amendments On Their Way (No, Not The Discovery Ones)

    Anti-Procrastinator FRCP Amendments On Their Way (No, Not The Discovery Ones)
    I will be posting in the next few days about the major set of rule amendments dealing with discovery that are set to go before the Judicial Conference next month, but wanted to flag that there are yet more on...
  • Aug 27

    Motion to Declare Case Exceptional and for Attorneys Fees Denied

    Motion to Declare Case Exceptional and for Attorneys Fees Denied
    Charge Lion v. Linear Technology Corp., 6:12cv769 (8/25/14) Judge: John Love Holding: Motion to Declare Case Exceptional and for Attorneys Fees Denied Following on the heels of Judge Dyk's recent opinion on a request to declare a case…
  • Aug 27

    Defendant's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Granted

    Defendant's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Granted
    Todd v. Grayson County, Texas, 4:13cv574 (8/20/14) Judge: Ron Clark / Amos Mazzant Holding: Defendant's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Granted This is a Texas tort claims act case against Grayson County (now there's a good name for a...
Rank this Week: 257

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 262

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Aug 28

    Karsten Manufacturing, Parent Company of PING, Seeks Patent Counsel

    Karsten Manufacturing, Parent Company of PING, Seeks Patent Counsel
    Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (KMC), parent company of PING, Inc., maker of PING golf equipment, is seeking Patent Counsel to oversee a broad range of intellectual property-related work within the company.
  • Aug 28

    Erosion of Patent Rights Will Harm US Economy

    Erosion of Patent Rights Will Harm US Economy
    Without any legitimate statutory precedent or authority the Supreme Court is wrecking the U.S. economy just as sure as snow is white and water is wet. Unfortunately, a terribly divided Federal Circuit is causing their own brand of…
  • Aug 27

    USPTO to Host AIA Roadshow in Seven Cities Nationwide

    USPTO to Host AIA Roadshow in Seven Cities Nationwide
    The USPTO specifically wants to broaden public knowledge of the FITF provisions and assist understanding of the provision’s administrative processes to aid inventors and their representatives in the filing and prosecuting of patent…
Rank this Week: 274

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on this Service Mark Specimen of Use

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on this Service Mark Specimen of Use
    This applicant tried to register the mark ANOTHER GIANT EAGLE ADVANTAGE for "supermarket services," relying on the specimen of use displayed immediately below. The examining attorney refused registration, maintaining that the specimen did not…
  • Aug 27

    TTAB Reverses ENTERPRISE Phantom Mark and Mutilation Refusal

    TTAB Reverses ENTERPRISE Phantom Mark and Mutilation Refusal
    The Board reversed a refusal to register the mark shown below for vehicle rental and leasing and fleet management services, rejecting the PTO's contention that applicant's mark is a "phantom mark" and overruling the Examining Attorney's…
  • Aug 26

    "PAGOS DEL REY" and "PradoRey" Confusable for Wine, Says TTAB

    "PAGOS DEL REY" and "PradoRey" Confusable for Wine, Says TTAB
    The Board sustained a Section 2(d) opposition to registration of PAGOS DEL REY for wine in view of the registered mark PradoRey for wine. Applicant argued that Spanish-speaking Americans would perceive the difference in meaning between the…
Rank this Week: 283

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 27

    Stay Pending Inter Partes Review Warranted by Plaintiff’s Delay in Filing Suit

    Stay Pending Inter Partes Review Warranted by Plaintiff’s Delay in Filing Suit
    Ignite USA, LLC v. Pacific Market Int’l, LLC, No. 14 C 845, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 29, 2014) (Holderman, J.). Judge Holderman granted defendant Pacific Marketing International’s (“PMI’s”) motion to stay…
  • Aug 25

    Permissible Repair Doctrine Applies Where Patentee Recommends Changing the Accused Part

    Permissible Repair Doctrine Applies Where Patentee Recommends Changing the Accused Part
    Robert Bosch LLC v. Trico Prods Corp., No. 12 C 437, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 21, 2014) (Grady, Sen. J.). Judge Grady denied defendants’ (collectively “Trico”) motion for summary judgment of noninfringement with respect to…
  • Aug 18

    Claim Differentiation Informs Claim Construction

    Claim Differentiation Informs Claim Construction
    Cumberland Pharms, Inc. v. Mylan Inst. LLC, No. 12 C 3846, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 26, 2014) (Pallmeyer, J.). Judge Pallmeyer construed the claims in this patent infringement case involving an IV form N-acetylcysteine — used for…
Rank this Week: 285

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

    IPSC part 5: more copyright
    Third Breakout SessionCopyright and CompetitionCopyright’s Technological InterdependenciesClark AsayTechnological patrons depend on copyright for their motivations.  Copyright is an interdependent part of broader creative systems.…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)
    Second Breakout SessionCopyright Fair UseRaw Materials and Creative WorksAndrew GildenRaw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
Rank this Week: 293

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 294

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 27

    SXSW Panel: Filmmakers and Copyright Change

    SXSW Panel: Filmmakers and Copyright Change
    With SXSW 2015 coming up, I have a panel proposal in for SXSW Film on the topic of filmmakers and copyright changes. I'd like your help to make it happen. The post SXSW Panel: Filmmakers and Copyright Changes appeared first on Plagiarism…
  • Aug 27

    3 Count: Porn and Hippo

    3 Count: Porn and Hippo
    Lovelace film producers emerge victorious in fair use test, Universal sues producer of VH1 reality show and NCIS' farting hippo sparks a lawsuit. The post 3 Count: Porn and Hippos appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 26

    True Detective, Less True Plagiarism

    True Detective, Less True Plagiarism
    A joke at the Emmy's made light of plagiarism allegations against the show True Detective, but are the allegations really a laughing matter? The post True Detective, Less True Plagiarism appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 325

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Aug 10

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use
    Before a trademark can be registered, it has to be used. There’s one exception to that — if a mark is registered in a foreign country, it can be registered in the States without having been used here. But even then, the…
  • Jun 27

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic
    No question, the PTO got it right. The PTO’s administrative law branch, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, finally decided the REDSKINS trademark is too offensive to continue to justify the expanded rights that stem from…
  • Jun 1

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea
    During Washington’s last legislative session, Olympia considered taxing marijuana trademarks. It’s a bad idea. But first, a little background on the bill. If passed, House Bill 1976, would have levied a “tax of three…
Rank this Week: 337

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Aug 28

    Life is short; Art is long

    Life is short; Art is long
    Sharing two pics of the Diego Rivera mural at the Detroit Institute of Art. If you’re ever in Motown, don’t miss it!                          
  • Aug 28

    Ruling May Impact Artworld Employment Practice

    Ruling May Impact Artworld Employment Practice
    Another example of the ongoing employment battles, and one that studio artists and any art professional employing people to assist with their art work, research, or installations, should keep an eye on, especially those that like to classify…
  • Aug 28

    Former Jasper Johns Assistant Pleads Guilty to Selling Stolen Art

    Former Jasper Johns Assistant Pleads Guilty to Selling Stolen Art
    Prosecutors said James Meyer, 52, who worked with Johns for more than 25 years,  collected $3.4 million between September 2006 and February 2012 from 22 works he stole from Johns’ studio and asked the gallery to sell. The gallery…
Rank this Week: 352

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Aug 27

    Online Marketplaces Facilitating Gun Sales Don’t Kill People. People Kill People (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Online Marketplaces Facilitating Gun Sales Don’t Kill People. People Kill People (Forbes Cross-Post)
    We’re seeing increasing attempts to hold online marketplaces responsible for illegal user transactions on their site. A recent federal appellate ruling rejected one such lawsuit involving an online gun marketplace transaction that led…
  • Aug 26

    Judge Koh Dismisses the Bulk of the Yahoo Email Scanning Class Action

    Judge Koh Dismisses the Bulk of the Yahoo Email Scanning Class Action
    Plaintiffs are non-Yahoo email users who sent messages to Yahoo users. They allege that Yahoo’s email scans violate federal and state wiretapping laws and invade their privacy. ECPA: This claim alleges that Yahoo…
  • Aug 22

    It’s Not Possible To Steal Facebook ‘Likes’–Mattocks v. BET

    It’s Not Possible To Steal Facebook ‘Likes’–Mattocks v. BET
    In 2008, Plaintiff Stacey Mattocks developed an (initially unofficial) Facebook page focusing on “The Game,” a television series initially aired on CW and later acquired by BET. In 2010, BET contacted Mattocks and hired her as a…
Rank this Week: 376

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Not Bingo

    Not Bingo
    Planet Bingo got patents for a computer managing a game of bingo, starting with parent 6,398,646. It assertion against VKGS lasted only until summary judgment, where all claims were found patent ineligible under § 101. Like Alice and…
  • Aug 16

    Inequitable Conduct

    Inequitable Conduct
    The district court and CAFC found Dr. Bernard Charles Sherman, founder and chairman of Apotex, guilty of inequitable conduct in his patenting of an antihypertensive claimed in 6,767,556. "Dr. Sherman breached his duty of candor, good faith,…
  • Aug 16

    Collaborative Filtering

    Collaborative Filtering
    I/P engine sued Google, Target, and Gannett (a media conglomerate) over 6,314,420 & continuation 6,775,664. Judge and jury at district court found the patents infringed, and neither anticipated nor obvious. As these were major U.S.…
Rank this Week: 361

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Jul 23

    Does Idaho need a Patent and Trademark Resource Center?

    Does Idaho need a Patent and Trademark Resource Center?
    Did you know that there are currently three (3) U.S. states which do not have a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) (f/k/a Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries (PTDL)). The states: Idaho, New Mexico, and Oregon. That list…
  • Jul 8

    What is the most current Java version for EFS-Web/Private PAIR?

    What is the most current Java version for EFS-Web/Private PAIR?
    According to an email I received from an agent at the USPTO Electronic Business Center earlier today (8 July 2014) – Java Version 7, Update 60 is the most currently supported version. How do you tell which version you have installed? PC…
  • Apr 24

    Gmail users should check their SPAM folder for USPTO email

    Gmail users should check their SPAM folder for USPTO email
    Gmail (and Google Apps) users beware! Gmail’s spam filter has been flagging official email from the USPTO as spam. Email flagged as spam skips your inbox and is labeled with a “SPAM” label. That could be disastrous to your…
Rank this Week: 373

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • Jul 15

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement
    The U.S. music sub-publisher of Korean music publishers has filed copyright infringement lawsuits against several karaoke bars in Los Angeles and Korea town. I’m not sure how popular the 80’s glam-metal-hair-band Ratt is in Korean karaoke…
  • Jul 7

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song
    Kendrick Lamar’s hit song “Rigamortus” may be DOA because he is accused of blatantly copying the music from “The Thorn.” Composer, musician, and recording artist Eric S. Reed composed “The Thorn” in 2009 for Willie Jones III’s…
  • Jul 1

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay
    Levi Strauss & Co. has been making jeans forever and owns some of the earliest trademarks registered at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The trademarks at issue involve Levi’s two-horses pulling on a pair of jeans design, one…
Rank this Week: 343

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 404

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Aug 22

    TWiL 272: The Louisville Recursion

    TWiL 272: The Louisville Recursion
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Bringing "Moneyball" to legal strategies, Adam Carolla's settlement with the podcast patent troll, understanding Creative Commons licenses, and more! Guests: Ron Dolin and Sarah Pearson Photo credit:…
  • Aug 15

    TWiL 271: A Hero Named Kevin Bacon

    TWiL 271: A Hero Named Kevin Bacon
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Guardians of the Galaxy's mixtape and new business models, stalking your cat, robots replacing jobs, and more! Guests: Sam Glover and Ali Sternburg Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Aug 8

    TWiL 270: 3D Nato and the Selfie of Doom

    TWiL 270: 3D Nato and the Selfie of Doom
    Hosts: Denise Howell The government wants to make 3D files more widely available, copyrighting tweets, annoying prank calls are against the law in California, and more! Guests: Venkat Balasubramani, Michael Weinberg and Matthew Schruers …
Rank this Week: 401

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • Jul 15

    USPTO negó la solicitud del registro del “Touch ID” a Apple

    USPTO negó la solicitud del registro del “Touch ID” a Apple
    La Oficina de Patentes y Marcas de los EE.UU. se ha negado oficialmente la solicitud de marca de Apple para “Touch ID”, basada en el “riesgo de confusión” con una marca similar. Los aspirantes a la marca de…
  • Jul 11

    Monsanto trata de patentar semilla de tomate resistente a enfermedad

    Monsanto trata de patentar semilla de tomate resistente a enfermedad
    En un intento atroz de patentar una nueva semilla, Monsanto una proveedora de productos químicos para la agricultura, en su mayoría herbicidas, insecticidas y transgénicos ha recurrido al fraude para tratar de…
  • Jul 11

    Los trolls intervinieron en dos tercios de los casos de infracciones de patente

    Los trolls intervinieron en dos tercios de los casos de infracciones de patente
    El número de casos presentados y concesiones de patentes alcanzó un máximo histórico en 2013,  los trolls de patentes que representan dos tercios de los casos de infracción , un aumento…
Rank this Week: 380

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Aug 25

    IP|Job: Referendariat in Berlin

    IP|Job: Referendariat in Berlin
    Wir suchen Referendare für unsere Berliner Dependance. Gute Mandate und praxisnaher Einblick in die Arbeit einer IP-Boutique werden gewährleistet. Eine Vorbildung im grünen Bereich ist – neben guten Noten und…
  • Aug 25

    KG Berlin zur Anwendbarkeit der §§ 193 BGB, 222 ZPO im Eilverfahren

    KG Berlin zur Anwendbarkeit der §§ 193 BGB, 222 ZPO im Eilverfahren
    Das LG Berlin nimmt bekanntlich an, dass im Eilverfahren ein zweimonatiges Zuwarten nicht dringlichkeitsschädlich ist. Im vorliegenden Fall war der letzte Tag dieser zwei-Monats-”Frist” ein Sonntag. Die Antragstellerin stellt…
  • Aug 25

    IP|Rezension: Alexander Vögele, Geistiges Eigentum – Intellectual Property

    IP|Rezension: Alexander Vögele, Geistiges Eigentum – Intellectual Property
    Iudex non calculat. Der IP-Rechtler hat zwar alle Hände voll mit geistigem “Eigentum” zu tun. Bei den Zahlen hört es aber schnell auf. Besteuerung oder Bilanzierung von Patenten, Steuerstrategien für IP-Holdings…
Rank this Week: 434

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Aug 22

    IP Analogy to Physical Property (in Architecture)

    IP Analogy to Physical Property (in Architecture)
    An interesting note in a 7th Circuit case, M. Arthur Gensler, Jr. & Assocs., Inc. v. Strabala shows how judges are continuing to apply the standards of physical property to intellectual property. In this case a dispute arose over the…
  • Aug 16

    That Sound You Hear is the Anti-Neutrality Dam Breaking

    That Sound You Hear is the Anti-Neutrality Dam Breaking
    Here's what happens when you really put people behind an idea: First, they have a lot to say to their government, and in this case it appears to be 100% opposed to special cable-company privileges (fast lanes). 1.1 million comments;…
  • Aug 11

    Having (Mostly) Failed with Authors, Amazon Makes a Pitch for the Reader

    Having (Mostly) Failed with Authors, Amazon Makes a Pitch for the Reader
    Last week a group of over 900 writers took out a full-page ad in the Times taking Amazon to task for its tactics. The letter was signed by some big names, including John Grisham and Stephen King, and it asks readers to write to Amazon CEO…
Rank this Week: 408

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Aug 28

    R U YBS? OKC is 4 U!

    R U YBS? OKC is 4 U!
         We’re proud to be headquartered in Oklahoma City for many reasons, and you can expect to hear more from us on this topic.  Here’s one of the quirkier reasons:  Our city is ranked in the top 10 by…
  • Aug 19

    Oklahoma—What the Heck!

    Oklahoma—What the Heck!
    Did you know that Oklahoma City has been ranked the #1 most affordable and a Top 5 fastest-growing city in America? The oil and gas industry is a big economic contributor, but we are also home to 265 aviation and aerospace companies…
  • Jul 2

    Law of Nature or Patent Eligible Invention—The U.S. Supreme Court clarifies whether isolated DNA strands and synthetically created cDNA are patent eligible.

    Law of Nature or Patent Eligible Invention—The U.S. Supreme Court clarifies whether isolated DNA strands and synthetically created cDNA are patent eligible.
    Ward Hobson On June 13, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in the Myriad gene patents case (Association For Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.) that patent claims directed to…
Rank this Week: 426

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Aug 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 2. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and of course getting ready…
  • Aug 19

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime
    John S. Stinneford, Punishment Without Culpability, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012).Angela HarrisJohn Stinneford begins his article by asking the reader to imagine herself a UPS delivery truck driver in Tampa, Florida. He…
  • Aug 18

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
Rank this Week: 477

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Aug 25

    Dismissal of UDRP Complaint

    Dismissal of UDRP Complaint
    Ordinarily, complaints are dismissed for two reasons (or the same reason but expressed in two different ways): either the complainant fails to prove respondent registered the domain name in bad faith (although respondent has no right or…
  • Aug 25

    Dismissal of UDRP Complaint Without Prejudice

    Dismissal of UDRP Complaint Without Prejudice
    Ordinarily, complaints are dismissed for two reasons (or the same reason but expressed in two different ways): either the complainant fails to prove respondent registered the domain name in bad faith (although respondent has no right or…
  • Aug 17

    Characterizing Facts Determines the Statutory Scheme

    Characterizing Facts Determines the Statutory Scheme
    It is hardly remarkable to observe that the same facts lead different judges to different conclusions. This is the nature of the appellate process. As between judges and arbitrators, who decides whether a claim is arbitral or timely, for…
Rank this Week: 497

IP Registration and Enforcement…

IP Registration and Enforcement Blog

Covers trademark law. By Davidson and Davidson LLC.

http://davidsontm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 511

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 570

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Who Owns Volunteer's Website Content?

    Who Owns Volunteer's Website Content?
    Dear Rich: I wrote for a website for many years. It was on a volunteer basis - I wasn't paid. I am now starting up my own website. I would like to repost many of my stories on my own site. Can I do that? Do I own the copyright for the…
  • Aug 26

    Who Pays for Performance of Cover Songs?

    Who Pays for Performance of Cover Songs?
    Dear Rich: I’d like to start a top-40 band that will play mostly cover songs to make money while we work on our own material. I know that when music is performed, the owners and publishers of the songs played are entitled to be…
  • Aug 25

    Proposed Fair Use Guideline

    Proposed Fair Use Guideline
    Dear Rich: We recently created a series of free-to-view educational webinars with an educational institute, which we would like to post online in a secured environment. The educator has included numerous images of artwork that is under…
Rank this Week: 522

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 554

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 22

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?
    The Case of the Monkey Photographer Back in 2011, photographer David Slater found himself in a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, taking pictures of critically endangered crested black macaque monkeys. After taking some pictures of…
  • Dec 9

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    Five Years Running For the fifth year in a row, Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. For 2014, Mr. Trout has been selected for inclusion in the area of Patent…
  • Jun 10

    The Right of Publicity

    The Right of Publicity
    Hey, That’s Me! You spend months working on your cosplay outfit, and it turns out perfect. You are the hit of the con, with everyone taking your picture. Then, all of a sudden, you see you and your outfit on all kinds of merchandise,…
Rank this Week: 546

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Jun 25

    Where I've been

    Where I've been
    Friends, I want to thank you for all the support you've given this blog over the past three or four years. It's been a good run. Two or three years ago, I started blogging every day, and that was the...
  • Jun 18

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A
    Here is Exhibit A for the proposition that the world is not, in fact, totally and completely fucked up: sculpture being readied, as we speak, at Jefferson Park in Seattle. What's more, this public art is to be "skateable." I...
  • May 20

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it
    Time again to safeguard the current accredited investor standard.
Rank this Week: 547

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Off-Label Use of Generic Drug Cannot Establish Existence of Noninfringing Use

    Off-Label Use of Generic Drug Cannot Establish Existence of Noninfringing Use
    Following a bench trial, the court found that defendant indirectly and contributorily infringed plaintiff's patents for gabapentin through its generic drug product. "[T]he ANDA product may not be marketed for non-infringing uses. Drug…
  • Aug 27

    Unsubstantiated Claim of “Extortive Litigation Tactics” No Basis for Attorneys’ Fee Award

    Unsubstantiated Claim of “Extortive Litigation Tactics” No Basis for Attorneys’ Fee Award
    The court denied defendant's motion for attorneys’ fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 after plaintiff executed a covenant not to sue and dismissed its action. "[Defendant] argues that it is entitled to attorney fees because [plaintiff's]…
  • Aug 26

    Sanctions Awarded for “Filibuster” Deposition Tactic

    Sanctions Awarded for “Filibuster” Deposition Tactic
    The court granted plaintiff's ex parte motion to compel a further deposition and sanctioned defendant for its "filibuster." "It strains credulity to take the witness’s expressed inability to understand common terms such as 'what,'…
Rank this Week: 611

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Aug 19

    Federal Circuit Affirms Inequitable Conduct Against Apotex

    Federal Circuit Affirms Inequitable Conduct Against Apotex
    Apotex Inc. and Apotex Corp. (collectively, “Apotex”) appealed the decision of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida finding that Apotex’s U.S. Patent No. 6,767,556 (“the…
  • Aug 14

    CAFC Reverses Summary Judgment for Lack of Adequate Written Description

    CAFC Reverses Summary Judgment for Lack of Adequate Written Description
    In ScriptPro, LLC v. Innovation Associates, the Federal Circuit recently addressed the sufficiency of a disclosure vis-a-vis the patent claims issued. The dispute arose when ScriptPro, LLC and ScriptPro USA, Inc. (collectively,…
  • Aug 13

    Head-Mounted Wearable Tech

    Head-Mounted Wearable Tech
    The field of wearable technology became somewhat “sexy” with the much-anticipated release of Google Glass, a lightweight pair of glasses that incorporates computer elements, sensors and other…
Rank this Week: 579

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Aug 16

    Explaining to STM That There Are Not 100 Kinds of "Open".

    Explaining to STM That There Are Not 100 Kinds of "Open".
    Question Copyright recently signed on to an open letter to the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), calling on them to withdraw the counterproductive model licenses they have been promoting for use…
  • May 11

    The Struggling Artist: Setting a Historical Baseline

    The Struggling Artist: Setting a Historical Baseline
    There's an interesting discussion going on over at Crooked Timber in response to a an article by Henry Farrell about Astra Taylor's book The People’s Platform. But our post here is just about one great comment from that…
  • Apr 29

    Copyright "restrictions": Farhad Manjoo of the NYT uses accurate language.

    Copyright "restrictions": Farhad Manjoo of the NYT uses accurate language.
    At QCO we make a point of calling things by their right names, and of encouraging others to do so.  For example, we always talk about "copyright restrictions", instead of using the pro-monopoly propaganda word "copyright…
Rank this Week: 605

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    When is Enough Really Enough? The Importance of Experts in Music Copyright Infringement Action

    When is Enough Really Enough? The Importance of Experts in Music Copyright Infringement Action
    On June 17, 2014, a federal judge in Illinois granted summary judgment to Stefani Joanne Germanotta against plaintiff, Rebecca Francescatti, in a copyright infringement matter because he found that no reasonable trier of fact could find that…
  • Jul 25

    Federal Regulatory Authority and Power of the Press Release

    Federal Regulatory Authority and Power of the Press Release
    Among the unstated powers of the federal (and sometimes state) government that few litigation targets think about is the power of the press release. Prosecutors, whether at the agency level or above (for example, at the state Attorney…
  • Jul 18

    The Duke and Duke Duke It Out In Trademark Rowe

    The Duke and Duke Duke It Out In Trademark Rowe
    Clearly there is no love lost between John Wayne Enterprises, LLC (“JWE”), the entity owned by John Wayne’s heirs which controls the intellectual property related to of John Wayne, and Duke University.   Both have…
Rank this Week: 577

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Aug 5

    Book Review: Superintelligence

    Book Review: Superintelligence
    By Oxford professor Nick Bostrom. Link to Amazon Kindle edition. This book has its own Wikipedia page. I read it because Elon Musk recommended it in this Tweet. The main argument, as far as I understand it: Artificial intelligence may improve…
  • Aug 2

    Germany Dirtiest Country of the World

    Germany Dirtiest Country of the World
    That’s not a title to be proud of. I like the World Cup win much better. Unfortunately, Germany is the largest producer of lignite in the World. I just learned this because I read this blog post by Craig Morris about Germany’s…
  • Jul 23

    Book Review: Origin Mystery Series by A.G. Riddle

    Book Review: Origin Mystery Series by A.G. Riddle
    This is a series of three books. The Atlantis Gene, The Atlantis Plague, and The Atlantis World. They are science fiction, involving different alien worlds, and deal with climate change only in passing. However, those few climate change…
Rank this Week: 639