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Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jun 17

    17 Seconds #25

    17 Seconds #25
    Help us update Clocktower Law’s list of cool clients. Clocktower Law believes that all of its clients are cool. But it is admittedly tricky to keep up with what y’all are doing. This is our request for help, since our cool clients…
  • Jun 15

    How To Build A Startup: One Board At A Time, Be Yourself, Get Plant

    How To Build A Startup: One Board At A Time, Be Yourself, Get Plant
    Top 11 tips for entrepreneurs. Since my house-painting business in my teens to my Clocktower Law days, I’ve been building startups and advising startups. Here’s a smattering of what I’ve learned. 11. Quit your day job. It…
  • May 17

    17 Seconds #24

    17 Seconds #24
    Transparent patent and trademark fees. Clocktower Law believes in transparent patent and trademark fees. While we are very good at controlling what we charge for our services, third-party costs (including USPTO fees) vary, sometimes wildly.…
Rank this Week: 36

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    CAFC handles USPTO roughly in LF Centennial Limited: the fallacy of the undistributed middle

    CAFC handles USPTO roughly in LF Centennial Limited: the fallacy of the undistributed middle
    From the CAFC decision, as to the PTO Director:...the Director suggests a side panel can be a spine. That suggestion is fallacious: it employs a version of the fallacy of the undistributed middle, ... To put this in context, from the…
  • Jun 27

    Bascom beats AT&T on 101 issue at CAFC

    Bascom beats AT&T on 101 issue at CAFC
    Bascom won a vacating of an order from ND Texas.However, we disagree with the district court’s analy-sis of the ordered combination of limitations. In light ofMayo and Alice, it is of course now standard for a §101inquiry to…
  • Jun 26

    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 does Teflon

    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 does Teflon
    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 discussed the invention of Teflon in its almanac feature, noting this was the 106th anniversary of the birthday of Roy Plunkett:Plunkett was a DuPont chemist working with gases in the late 1930s when an…
Rank this Week: 43

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Brexit and UK copyright: the story of a lo

    Brexit and UK copyright: the story of a lo
    On 23 June 2016 UK voters decided that their country would be better off outside the EU. To say the least, the historical outcome of the Brexit referendum will have a tremendously serious impact on the UK, the overall EU integration…
  • Jun 29

    Wednesday Whimsie

    Wednesday Whimsie
    US Chamber Report measures the magnitude of global counterfeitingcounterfeiting copycats are everywhere!According to the recent Counterfeiting Report from the Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) part of the Chamber of…
  • Jun 29

    Book Review: IP Strategy, Valuation and Damage

    Book Review: IP Strategy, Valuation and Damage
    I learned a few things reading this book. One, don’t judge a book by its green cover, and two, the IP valuation world is fascinatingly complex. A new book by Michelle Rakiec and Stevan Porter contains some very…
Rank this Week: 77

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    A Favorite New York Landmark Deemed a Famous Trademark

    A Favorite New York Landmark Deemed a Famous Trademark
    It is not easy to establish fame for purposes of showing a likelihood of dilution by blurring.  Owner of the Empire State Building marks rose to the challenge in a recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“the…
  • Jun 28

    Lights, Camera…Now Take Action

    Lights, Camera…Now Take Action
    – Jason Sprenger – President, Game Changer Communications Imagine for a moment you’re back in the year 1963…the time of Mad Men, the beginning of Beatlemania, the year of the “I Have a Dream”…
  • Jun 27

    One Trademark Certainty in Uncertain Time

    One Trademark Certainty in Uncertain Time
    Watching the morning news for even a few minutes can leave one struck by how we truly live in uncertain times. I suppose every generation has too, but is it more striking at this moment? There are plenty of examples to draw upon to…
Rank this Week: 119

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: 97

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jun 22

    The Second Circuit’s Jaw Drops…

    The Second Circuit’s Jaw Drops…
    When a court observes that “the logos employed in Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s marks are jaw-droppingly similar—nearly identical not only in conception but also… in the great majority of the fine details of…
  • Jun 20

    He’s the genuine item, all right

    He’s the genuine item, all right
    Originally posted 2009-02-04 14:00:37. Republished by Blog Post PromoterHe’s already the most sincere, if not the swiftest, trademark counterfeiting defendant* of 2009, and though it’s only early February it may be hard to top…
  • Jun 20

    Fashionably litigiou

    Fashionably litigiou
    Originally posted 2010-05-26 12:48:33. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMiss Trials is was a new blog, or sub-blog or something (I can’t make heads or tails of the navigation) on a site called Halogen Life.  It’s was…
Rank this Week: 138

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/
  • Feb 2

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling
    The conventional wisdom about last night’s Super Bowl is that the Seahawks made a game-losing mistake by running a passing play from the Patriots’ one yard line in the closing seconds. Some are calling it the worst Super Bowl play…
  • Jan 30

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton
    As promised, here are the final project presentations from the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies class I taught at Princeton. I encouraged students to build something real, rather than toy class projects, and they delivered. I hope…
  • Jan 28

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace
    Freedom to Tinker readers are probably aware of the current controversy over Google’s handling of ongoing security vulnerabilities in its Android WebView component. What sounds at first like a routine security problem turns out to have…
Rank this Week: 132

Fame Appeal

Fame Appeal

Covers intellectual property and other legal issues affecting the entertainment and fashion industry.

http://fameappeal.com
Rank this Week: 125

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jun 28

    Deadline Approaching to Migrate USPTO Deposit Accounts to Financial Manager

    Deadline Approaching to Migrate USPTO Deposit Accounts to Financial Manager
    By Donald Zuhn –- Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office sent an e-mail alert reminding practitioners and applicants that the deadline for migrating their deposit accounts and electronic funds transfer accounts (EFTs) is June…
  • Jun 28

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Janssen Biotech, Inc. v. Celltrion Healthcare Co., Ltd. et al. 1:16-cv-11117; filed June 14, 2016 in the District Court of…
  • Jun 27

    BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility LLC (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility LLC (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Federal Circuit Concurrence -- Decide Patentability with Patent-Eligibility By Joseph Herndon -- The Federal Circuit earlier today vacated a District Court's order dismissing BASCOM's complaint and remanded for further proceedings. BASCOM…
Rank this Week: 160

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: 156

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 223

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
  • Jun 27

    No Time Bar for Cybersquatting Claims Under UDRP

    No Time Bar for Cybersquatting Claims Under UDRP
    Headline in TheDomains.com, June 18, 2016: “Wow: 20 Year Old Domain Name WorldTrade Center.com Lost in UDRP.”  For those who don’t follow UDRP decisions carefully this may elicit, how can this be? Well, surprised or…
  • Jun 23

    Providers and Arbitrators Immune from Liability for Acting in Their Official Capacitie

    Providers and Arbitrators Immune from Liability for Acting in Their Official Capacitie
    Blog was originally posted on the NYSBA ADR Section Blog, June 23, 2016. There have lately been a number of decisions around the country with rulings on immunity for arbitrators and providers acting within their official capacities,and it…
  • Jun 20

    Statutory Remedies for UDRP Grievant

    Statutory Remedies for UDRP Grievant
    The U.S. is unusual in that grievants of a UDRP award have a statutory remedy from an adverse UDRP award, namely an action for declaratory judgement under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA). The action is not an appeal, but…
Rank this Week: 193

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jun 24

    ISPs Receive DMCA Safe Harbor Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recording

    ISPs Receive DMCA Safe Harbor Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recording
    Capitol Records and other sound recording copyright owners sued Vimeo for copyright infringement, alleging Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) violations.  Vimeo is an Internet service provider that allows members to post videos the…
  • Jun 10

    De Minimis Horn Hits Blow Away Copyright Infringement Claim

    De Minimis Horn Hits Blow Away Copyright Infringement Claim
    Pop star Madonna and Shep Pettibone recorded and released the mega-hit dance song Vogue in the early 1990s.  Pettibone recorded the song Love Break in the early 1980s.  VMG Salsoul LLC claims ownership of both the sound recording…
  • Jun 3

    Known Copyright Registration Inaccuracies Can Hurt Later

    Known Copyright Registration Inaccuracies Can Hurt Later
    I’m going to ignore blog post best practices and start out with a statute: (b) (1) A certificate of registration satisfies the requirements of this section and section 412, regardless of whether the certificate contains any inaccurate…
Rank this Week: 236

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jun 17

    TWiL 350: Let Loose the Droids of War!

    TWiL 350: Let Loose the Droids of War!
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guest: Rebecca Crootof Automated Weapons Systems and accountability, Hive mind AI, will AI kill switches work? FCC's open internet rules upheld by D.C. Circuit, landlords can scan your Facebook to see if you…
  • Jun 10

    TWiL 349: Fire on All the Thing

    TWiL 349: Fire on All the Thing
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Emory Roane Guests: Joel MacMull and Michael Weinberg 3D scanning and the lack of copyright, Sweden bans M&M's logo in trademark dispute, Global Archery's trademark suit against LARPing.org gets thrown out of…
  • Jun 3

    TWiL 348: Dibs on James Brown

    TWiL 348: Dibs on James Brown
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Mark Jaffe Journalist gets jailtime for L.A. Times breach, Justin Bieber and Skrillex sued over "Sorry", "Drumpf" trademark application is refused by USPTO, will a victory for Google…
Rank this Week: 185

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 196

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
  • Oct 6

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash
    A motion to quash was made by one of the many John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of New York Malibu Media cases. The defendant was represented by Chejin Park, Esq., of Flushing. Due to the "serious questions as to whether good…
  • Jul 8

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion
    In a recent decision in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, in Malibu Media v. Doe, 15 CV 4369 AKH, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein has denied Malibu Media's ex parte motion for permission to serve a subpoena on the internet service…
Rank this Week: 195

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/
  • Jun 29

    Mil zonas geotérmicas reportadas en el país con potencial económico

    Mil zonas geotérmicas reportadas en el país con potencial económico
    FUENTE: AGENCIA ID Universidad mexicana encabeza proyecto de explotación en Puebla, en el que participan UNAM, Conacyt, Secretaría de Energía y la Unión Europea La energía geotérmica es el calor…
  • Jun 29

    Centro Mexicano de Innovación en Tecnologías del Hidrógeno

    Centro Mexicano de Innovación en Tecnologías del Hidrógeno
    AUTOR: Erika Socorro Rodríguez FUENTE: CONACYT, AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT   Zacatecas, Zacatecas.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Con el objetivo de construir un centro de investigación que brinde…
  • Jun 29

    Primer Concurso Edificio Sustentable para el IIE en Cuernavaca

    Primer Concurso Edificio Sustentable para el IIE en Cuernavaca
    AUTOR: Mercedes López FUENTE: CONACYT, AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Ciudad de México.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- En busca de fortalecer su infraestructura científica y tecnológica, el Instituto…
Rank this Week: 276

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jun 29

    Guest Post: U.S. Patent Practitioner Trends of 2016 – Part I

    Guest Post: U.S. Patent Practitioner Trends of 2016 – Part I
    By Zachary Kinnaird, Patent Attorney with International IP Law Group, PLLC As an update to last year’s write-up on this topic, 1,210 new U.S. patent practitioners earned registration numbers in 2015, a slight rebound from the recent low…
  • Jun 29

    Prof. Radin’s Patent Notice and the Trouble with Plain Meaning

    Prof. Radin’s Patent Notice and the Trouble with Plain Meaning
    By Jason Rantanen Professor Margaret Radin, who recently retired from the University of Michigan Law School, is a leading scholar known for her work in property theory, contracts law, intellectual property, and internet commerce. …
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court Patent Report: End of 2015 Term

    Supreme Court Patent Report: End of 2015 Term
    by Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court has completed its patent law business for the 2015 term and will re-open decision making in September 2016.  Briefing and new filings will, however, continue throughout the summer. Two…
Rank this Week: 277

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/
  • Jun 29

    Q2 2016 Quick Links, Part 1 (Intellectual Property)

    Q2 2016 Quick Links, Part 1 (Intellectual Property)
    Copyright * Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin, No. CV 15-03462-RGK (AGRx) (C.D. Cal. June 23, 2016): Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven isn’t substantially similar to Spirit’s Taurus. The plaintiff’s lawyer explains why it was a…
  • Jun 28

    Web Host Defeats Copyright Liability Despite Mishandled Takedown Notice–Hydrenta v. Luchian

    Web Host Defeats Copyright Liability Despite Mishandled Takedown Notice–Hydrenta v. Luchian
    The plaintiff produces pornography and distributes it through paid membership sites. The defendants run ad-supported websites that allow users to upload videos, a total of 475,000 user-submitted videos. Moderators screen user submissions to…
  • Jun 27

    A Dozen Organizations File Comments Opposing Copyright Office’s Plan to Undermine Section 512

    A Dozen Organizations File Comments Opposing Copyright Office’s Plan to Undermine Section 512
    I recently posted about the Copyright Office’s proposed new prices for designating 17 USC 512 agents for notice. While the proposed price reduction sounded good, the announcement obscured the real news: the Copyright Office still wants…
Rank this Week: 252

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    TTAB Posts July 2016 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts July 2016 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled three (3) oral hearings for the month of July. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. Briefs and other papers for these cases may be…
  • Jun 28

    TTAB Affirms 2(e)(4) Surname Refusal of "DICKMAN'S" for Pickle

    TTAB Affirms 2(e)(4) Surname Refusal of "DICKMAN'S" for Pickle
    The Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(4) refusal of the mark DICKMAN'S for jams, jellies, pickles, and other class 29 goods, finding the mark to be primarily merely a surname. Applicant Enumclaw Farms argued that the number of persons with the…
  • Jun 27

    CAFC Affirms TTAB: MAYARI Not Confusable With MAYA for Wine

    CAFC Affirms TTAB: MAYARI Not Confusable With MAYA for Wine
    Concluding that substantial evidence supported the Board's finding that the marks MAYARI and MAYA, both for wine, are sufficiently dissimilar to avoid confusion, the CAFC affirmed the Board's dismissal of this Section 2(d) opposition.…
Rank this Week: 293

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
Rank this Week: 291

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Copyright/TM question of the day, politics edition

    Copyright/TM question of the day, politics edition
    Analyze the linked Buzzfeed public service announcement about registration (warning: link will likely autoplay).http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jun 28

    Judge McKeown on copyright, and responses (including mine)

    Judge McKeown on copyright, and responses (including mine)
    Hon. M. Margaret McKeown,  Censorship in the Guise of Authorship: Harmonizing Copyright and the First Amendment, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 1 (2016)Margaret Chon, Copyright’s Other Functions, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 364 …
  • Jun 27

    Allegations of undisclosed sponsorship defeat anti-SLAPP motion at pleading stage

    Allegations of undisclosed sponsorship defeat anti-SLAPP motion at pleading stage
    Woodard v. Labrada, 2016 WL 3436434, No. 16-00189 (C.D. Cal. May 12, 2016)Woodard brought a putative class action alleging that various defendants (Media Defendants) misrepresented the weight loss benefits of weight loss supplement products…
Rank this Week: 302

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jun 27

    Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven is not a Copyright Infringement

    Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven is not a Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - The ongoing saga of the case of copyright infringement between Led Zeppelin and the trust of Randy Wolfe has finally ended, with the jury finding in Led Zeppelin’s favor. After Jimmy Page and Robert Plant testified, a…
  • Jun 17

    Apple Receives Patent for iPhone that is Entirely a Screen

    Apple Receives Patent for iPhone that is Entirely a Screen
    IPNews® - Apple has received a patent for a phone composed entirely of a screen. The button-less phone would function entirely as a touch screen, with images and text capable of wrapping around the front of the phone and extending into…
  • Jun 9

    Axl Rose claims Copyright Infringement in Trying to Remove Unflattering Photo

    Axl Rose claims Copyright Infringement in Trying to Remove Unflattering Photo
    IPNews® - Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses is demanding that Google take down several unflattering images of him that have been used as part of an Internet meme mocking his physical appearance. Photos taken of Rose have been republished on…
Rank this Week: 301

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • May 13

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"
    Today, as our capacity to prolong life increases, people dispute whether indefinite prolongation could possibly be good. A leading bioethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) has written that we should all want to die at 75! I'll…
  • May 12

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
  • May 2

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"
    Justin Driver is Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar. His principal research interests include constitutional law, constitutional theory, and the intersection of race with legal institutions. Prior…
Rank this Week: 363

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
  • May 9

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question
    A good argument can be made that a given panel of PTAB judges will construe claims in the manner that makes most sense to them, regardless of the legal rubric they are assigned. Indeed, we can draw a direct analogy from the experience…
  • May 9

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge
    Facebook’s mobile advertising numbers were so good that its entire advertising revenue stream surged ahead 57 percent when compared with 2015’s first quarter, up from $3.31 billion to $5.2 billion. Advertising is the major chunk…
  • May 8

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court
    "Patent troll," the term employed by leading newspapers, magazines and online publications to describe how some patents are owned and used, provides a prejudicial impression of patent licensing that unfairly influences attitudes towards…
Rank this Week: 382

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

Provides insight and commentary on patent post-grant options. By Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
Rank this Week: 265

Poland - IP law news and resources

Poland - IP law news and resources

Covers recent developments in the Polish IP Law and hi-tech business. By Dariusz Czuchaj.

http://iplawpoland.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    The e-health revolution in Poland

    The e-health revolution in Poland
    Poland has recently adopted a new legal framework for information system in healthcare which aims to fully transform the healthcare system to introduce the modern e- health solutions. The project which has received c.a. EUR 200 m…
  • Jan 14

    Back To Blogging, What A.D. 2013 Will Bring to Polish IT Laywer

    Back To Blogging, What A.D. 2013 Will Bring to Polish IT Laywer
    So... I decided to start blogging in English, becoming again a prudent chef of the IP Law Poland Blog. Since my last blogging activity a lot of things change in my life including “hello  - world” from my two lovely kids,…
  • Feb 8

    Ministry of Culture

    Ministry of Culture
    Ministry of Culture has just published five instructions on the ACTA negotiations dated on 2008 . The government declares a publication of all ACTA-related documents within few weeks.
Rank this Week: 297

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 465

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jun 29

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    Video-sharing website Vimeo LLC cannot be held liable for copyright infringement for unknowingly hosting older music uploaded by its users, a U.S. appeals court ruled, dealing a blow to record labels seeking broader protections. In a victory…
  • Jun 29

    Two 'Talking Copyright' sessions at Brtish Black Music Month

    Two 'Talking Copyright' sessions at Brtish Black Music Month
    Talking Copyright Conference: From A Left & Global South Perspective July 13, 6-8pm @ Houses Of Parliament. www.bit.ly/REIMILaunchThis conference aims to highlight perspectives that go beyond the concept of Copyright being a…
  • Jun 21

    CREATe Festival in London this week

    CREATe Festival in London this week
    Our friends at CREATe, the UK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, wish to let 1709 Blog readers know about the forthcoming CREATe Festival 2016, taking place on Friday in London.More…
Rank this Week: 431

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 28

    Slippery Slope for Online Service Providers with New California Appellate Court Ruling

    Slippery Slope for Online Service Providers with New California Appellate Court Ruling
    By Tyler Quillin The most important law governing the internet just had its 20th birthday earlier this year, the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996, the CDA grants online service providers immunity…
  • Jun 24

    Screenshot Through The Heart, And Richard Prince’s To Blame

    Screenshot Through The Heart, And Richard Prince’s To Blame
    By Gwen Wei Earlier this year, three artists separately sued appropriation careerist Richard Prince for copyright infringement. The works in question? Photographs with valid and registered copyrights—each framed in an Instagram…
  • Jun 22

    All Dance, No Pay Violates the Fair Labor Standards Act

    All Dance, No Pay Violates the Fair Labor Standards Act
    By Sam Daheim On May 11, 2016, the Fourth Circuit held in McFeeley v. Jackson Street Entertainment, t that exotic dancers who worked at two exotic dance clubs in Prince George’s County, Maryland, were employees of the clubs as…
Rank this Week: 474

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/
  • Jun 28

    Bomhard IP on Brexit

    Bomhard IP on Brexit
    hort version: nothing to do immediately regarding existing EUTMs; might want to consider back-up UK filing for new EU TMs.
  • Jun 17

    S Ct: Text of Kirtsaeng v John Wiley on Awarding Attorney’s Fee

    S Ct: Text of Kirtsaeng v John Wiley on Awarding Attorney’s Fee
    Footnote two is a contender for funniest Supreme Court footnote this term. Justia’s Summary: Kirtsaeng bought low-cost foreign edition textbooks in Thailand and resold them to students in the U.S. In 2013 the Supreme Court held that…
  • Jun 17

    Text of 2d Cir Decision in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Text of 2d Cir Decision in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    Justia’s summary: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. 512(c), establishes a safe harbor which gives qualifying Internet service providers protection from liability for copyright infringement when their users…
Rank this Week: 397

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Jun 27

    A Little “Mayhem” Reveals Limits to Immunity Provision of Communications Decency Act

    A Little “Mayhem” Reveals Limits to Immunity Provision of Communications Decency Act
    As a general rule, a website is not held liable for the content its users post on its platform. The Communications Decency Act (CDA) immunizes websites from lawsuits by not treating the website as the publisher or speaker of content posted by…
  • Jun 22

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 6/22/16

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 6/22/16
    To the surprise of no one, Instagram is pretty popular; Samsung puts a billion dollars into the Internet of Things; the FCC’s trying to decide if radio noise is a problem; and there’s an approach to virtual reality that…
  • Jun 14

    Six Ways Site Design Can Potentially Render TOS Agreements Unenforceable

    Six Ways Site Design Can Potentially Render TOS Agreements Unenforceable
    Our recent posts on successful legal challenges to the arbitration clauses in browsewrap and clickwrap agreements have a theme in common—even the most thorough and well-worded agreement can be rendered unenforceable by website design.…
Rank this Week: 414

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Jun 24

    What are the ramifications of “Brexit” for EU/OHIM/CTM trademark holders?

    What are the ramifications of “Brexit” for EU/OHIM/CTM trademark holders?
    Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU, a messy process will begin to formally separate the country from the union. One issue to be resolved is the affect of the “Brexit” on UK trademark rights for holders of Community…
  • Jun 22

    Beware of “Trademark Renewal Service” in Washington, DC

    Beware of “Trademark Renewal Service” in Washington, DC
    Last week, I received a  trademark solicitation regarding a trademark registration renewal. The company calls itself “Trademark Renewal Service” with an address in Washington, DC. See the image of their mailing…
  • Jun 20

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXXIX

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXXIX
    Here is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected –…
Rank this Week: 444

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/
  • Jun 21

    WD Wash transfers patent case to ED Texa

    WD Wash transfers patent case to ED Texa
    No, I'm not dyslexic. One June 13 the WD Washington transferred a pending patent case to the Eastern District of Texas in Cray v. Raytheon, finding that the interests of justice required transfer due to previously filed and overlapping…
  • Jun 10

    Tex-ABOTA Annual Meeting

    Tex-ABOTA Annual Meeting
    One of my favorite legal groups is the American Board of Trial Advocates, where I am fortunate to be a member of the East Texas chapter, which for 25 years has been home to some of the best trial lawyers...
  • Jun 10

    Tex-ABOTA Annual Meeting

    Tex-ABOTA Annual Meeting
    One of my favorite legal groups is the American Board of Trial Advocates, where I am fortunate to be a member of the East Texas chapter, which for 25 years has been home to some of the best trial lawyers...
Rank this Week: 489

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Jun 13

    Egregiously Willful

    Egregiously Willful
    Following the dictum of "I know it when I see it," and in keeping with the Supreme Court's practice of granting the judiciary arbitrary power, the Supreme Court today in Halo Electronics v. Pulse Electronics (14-1513) found that willful…
  • Jun 1

    Self-Referential

    Self-Referential
    In Enfish v. Microsoft et al, the CAFC (2015-1244) continues to split hairs about software as patentable subject matter under §101. Enfish's 6,151,604 and 6,163,775 claim a "self-referential" database, where the database is a single…
  • Mar 28

    Apple v. Samsung Saga

    Apple v. Samsung Saga
    The long-running patent battle between Apple and Samsung took a comedic turn when the CAFC (2015-1171) threw out a $120 million judgment against Samsung for infringing Apple touch-screen patents that were obvious (8,046,721…
Rank this Week: 582

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 514

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Mar 22

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration
    Few people in business, and few lawyers, appreciate the importance of integrating design and legal thinking in the two related processes of brand design and trade mark registration. Experienced trade mark lawyers know that not all trade…
  • Mar 22

    Transitioning China into a global IP power

    Transitioning China into a global IP power
    “When the wind of change blows, some build walls while others build windmills.” If you had to choose a word or phrase to describe China, what would it be? Populous? Changing fast? What about innovative? That is in fact…
  • Mar 16

    Are bloggers journalists?

    Are bloggers journalists?
    Are bloggers and those who post in social media journalists are Australian law? The question has important legal implications. The answer varies greatly depending on the area of law or legal context. A great deal has been written on the…
Rank this Week: 511

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 404

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 517

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: 518

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Covers business law, contracts, business litigation and intellectual property issues.

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy
    Almost every web page has a “click-wrap agreement” style of disclaimer, terms of use (TOU), or terms and conditions of service. This is true even for sites that are not business or e-commerce websites. Software, application, and…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development
    Intellectual property development for technology startup companies comes hand-in-hand with the opportunity to fall into a number of legal and strategic pitfalls. Some are obvious, while others can present counter-intuitive opportunities for…
  • Feb 13

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost
    Real estate insurance policies often include replacement insurance terms for the reconstruction costs of repairing or rebuilding real estate property after a catastrophic event such as a fire or flood. But many commercial real estate…
Rank this Week: 464

Counterfeit Chic

Counterfeit Chic

Covers counterfeits and copycats in the fashion industry. By Susan Scafidi.

http://www.counterfeitchic.com/
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 7

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP
    When Chris Burch's first C. Wonder store opened its lacquered lime-green doors, just around the corner from the distinctive lacquered orange doors of the original Tory Burch store, the visual association was striking.  The obvious question,…
Rank this Week: 508

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...
    "Suzy" asks: If I look on uspto.gov and see that there is a company already trademarked under a name similiar to my company's name will my trademarked registration be denied?   My response:  
  • Nov 21

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?
    Before beginning to draft the patent application there is one step you must take to make sure you get MAXIMUM protection for your idea (and to make sure no one gets around it). And that step is establishing the hook. Allow me to explain what…
  • Nov 18

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
Rank this Week: 399

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
  • Jun 29

    The Pros and Cons of Artists and Social Media

    The Pros and Cons of Artists and Social Media
    Without question, social media has transformed how many artists interact with the public, how they brand themselves, and the very nature of how they disperse their work. But where social media opens avenues for reaching new, arguably larger…
  • Jun 27

    Warning! Copyright Infringement Case Dismissed Due to Choice of Law Provision

    Warning! Copyright Infringement Case Dismissed Due to Choice of Law Provision
    Metal Bulletin, an English corporation, sued Scepter, Inc., a company subscribing to its services that, contrary to subscription terms and conditions, purchased an individual Metal Bulletin subscription for use by their employees. Metal…
  • Jun 27

    Italian Consumer Group Wants Investigation Into Christo Artwork

    Italian Consumer Group Wants Investigation Into Christo Artwork
    Jean Claude and Christo’s latest massive public art installation, The Floating Piers, transforms lake Iseo in Italy with 100,000 square meters of yellow fabric over 220,000 polyethylene cubes that ripple with the water…
Rank this Week: 944

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: 1030