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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 54

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: 58

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Apple suffers setback over Siri in patent case in China

    Apple suffers setback over Siri in patent case in China
    Fortune on July 9, 2014 had a post Apple loses Round 1 of Siri patent case in China which noted that Apple had gone to court against Shanghai-based Zhizhen Internet Technology and China’s State Intellectual Property Office seeking a…
  • Jul 30

    Washington Times on paralegal issue at USPTO

    Washington Times on paralegal issue at USPTO
    In a post Patent workers paid to exercise, shop and do chores, investigation reveals , the Washington Times statesThe probe by the Commerce Department’s inspector general found that paralegals at the U.S. Patent and Trademark…
  • Jul 28

    Blogging of material in court records: can publicly available information be confidential?

    Blogging of material in court records: can publicly available information be confidential?
    From the case HORACE FRAZIER HUNTER v. VIRGINIA STATE BAR, EX REL. THIRD DISTRICT COMMITTEE, 285 Va. 485; 744 S.E.2d 611 (Va. 2013):All of Hunter's blog posts involved cases that had been concluded. Moreover, the VSB [p. 503] concedes that…
Rank this Week: 68

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: 86

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    From 1 October UK will have exceptions for private copying, broader quotation and parody

    From 1 October UK will have exceptions for private copying, broader quotation and parody
    Following some fear [here and here] that UK Government could have decided not to introduce exceptions for private copying, broader quotation and parody into UK copyright after all, last month this blog reported that…
  • Jul 30

    A scoop ... of yoghurt!

    A scoop ... of yoghurt!
    Miffy just can't get enoughGreek yoghurt ..."Greek dairy company Fage wins yogurt case in Britain" is the headline of a piece of breaking news carried in Ekathimerini today. The yoghurt case in question is Fage UK Ltd & Another v…
  • Jul 29

    European Patent Reform: a high-power forum may be heading your way ...

    European Patent Reform: a high-power forum may be heading your way ...
    MIP: food for thoughtWhile interest in the governance of Eponia (the eponymous Central European fiefdom of the European Patent Office) runs gratifyingly high, as the comments posted to Merpel's Sunday night blogpost testify, a more serious…
Rank this Week: 108

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    The Horror – Bar Exam Software Server Problems Nationwide

    The Horror – Bar Exam Software Server Problems Nationwide
    As if the nation’s bar examinees didn’t have enough to worry about — last night, the company administering the process for any test-taker using his or her laptop to take yesterday’s essay portion of the exam…
  • Jul 29

    Farewell

    Farewell
    There’s a line in my favorite writer Kurt Vonnegut’s Jailbird that goes “‘Hello and goodbye.’ What else is there to say? Our language is much larger than it needs to be.” I didn’t actually say…
  • Jul 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    There’s a line in my favorite writer Kurt Vonnegut’s Jailbird that goes ”‘Hello and goodbye.’  What else is there to say?  Our language is much larger than it needs to be.”  I…
Rank this Week: 110

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/
  • Jul 30

    Are We Rushing to Judgment Against the Hidden Power of Algorithms?

    Are We Rushing to Judgment Against the Hidden Power of Algorithms?
    Several recent news stories have highlighted the ways that online social platforms can subtly shape our lives. First came the news that Facebook has “manipulated” users’ emotions by tweaking the balance of happy and sad…
  • Jul 16

    A Scanner Darkly: Protecting User Privacy from Perceptual Application

    A Scanner Darkly: Protecting User Privacy from Perceptual Application
    “A Scanner Darkly”, a dystopian 1977 Philip K. Dick novel (adapted to a 2006 film), describes a society with pervasive audio and video surveillance. Our paper “A Scanner Darkly”, which appeared in…
  • Jul 11

    “Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution”, the NSA Statement, and Our Response

    “Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution”, the NSA Statement, and Our Response
    CBS News and a host of other outlets have covered my new paper with Sharon Goldberg, Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution: Warrantless Bulk Surveillance on Americans by Collecting Network Traffic Abroad. We’ll present the paper…
Rank this Week: 159

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jul 30

    3 Count: Un-American Eagle

    3 Count: Un-American Eagle
    Rightsholders demand Austrian ISPs block access to The Pirate Bay, Kim Dotcom ordered to reveal his assets and Miami artist sues American Eagle over advertisements. The post 3 Count: Un-American Eagle appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 29

    The Looming Plagiarism Crisi

    The Looming Plagiarism Crisi
    As both Buzzfeed and CNN lose an editor to plagiarism scandals, it's clear these two aren't isolated cases, but a sign of a much larger crisis. The post The Looming Plagiarism Crisis appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 29

    3 Count: Unlock Me

    3 Count: Unlock Me
    Cell phone unlocking bill lands on President's desk, City of London Police seek to replace pirate ads with warnings and car makers sued over CD copying systems. The post 3 Count: Unlock Me appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 161

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 30

    Supreme Court Patent Cases Per Decade

    Supreme Court Patent Cases Per Decade
    The Chart below is an update of one I published earlier this year. The new chart adds in a couple of extra cases that I had previously not included and also takes account of the Supreme Court’s spate of decisions this term, including…
  • Jul 29

    Interpreting Claims Against The Drafter

    Interpreting Claims Against The Drafter
    By Dennis Crouch Over the past year, the Federal Circuit has decided dozens of important patent cases. Of those, one of the most important appears to be 3M Innovative Props. Co. v. Tredegar Corp., 725 F.3d 1315 (Fed. Cir. 2013). When I wrote…
  • Jul 28

    Intellectual Property in an Independent Scotland

    Intellectual Property in an Independent Scotland
    Guest Post Author – Peter Arrowsmith, partner and (Scottish) patent attorney at Cleveland (p.arrowsmith@cleveland-ip.com). Introduction On 18 September 2014 the people of Scotland will vote in a referendum to decide their future:…
Rank this Week: 165

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
  • Jul 30

    Congressional Testimony: Lee on USPTO Patent Operation

    Congressional Testimony: Lee on USPTO Patent Operation
    Lee will tell Congress that the USPTO is on pace during FY 2014 to receive nearly 600,000 patent applications, which represents an increase of more than 5% as compared to FY 2013. The PTO backlog of unexamined patent applications is less than…
  • Jul 30

    Canon Invents: Digital Cameras, Video Editing, Medical Imaging

    Canon Invents: Digital Cameras, Video Editing, Medical Imaging
    A worldwide leader in the development of camcorders, cameras, photocopiers and other imaging and printing devices, Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, is one of the most active developers of new intellectual properties in the world. Although this…
  • Jul 29

    Populist Disconnect and the Whittling Away of IP Right

    Populist Disconnect and the Whittling Away of IP Right
    Stealing originally created content is extremely problematic, whether it is a blog article, a newspaper article, a book, painting, photograph or movie. If you search the Internet for practically anything you will be inundated with the same…
Rank this Week: 185

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 29

    Court Report -- Part II

    Court Report -- Part II
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Acorda Therapeutics Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories FL Inc. 1:14-cv-00882; filed July 7, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware…
  • Jul 28

    Finally, A Biosimilar Application Has Been Accepted By The FDA

    Finally, A Biosimilar Application Has Been Accepted By The FDA
    By Andrew Williams -- In what is thought to be the first application accepted under the new biosimilar pathway created by the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation (BPCI) Act, Sandoz announced last Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug…
  • Jul 27

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. GlaxoSmithKline LLC et al. v. Glenmark Generics Inc. USA 1:14-cv-00877; filed July 3, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware…
Rank this Week: 184

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jul 30

    The PTO’s Cambridge Roundtable: Read all about it

    The PTO’s Cambridge Roundtable: Read all about it
    And so it was that, as previously blogged, on June 25, 2014, I participating in the copyright statutory damages segment of the PTO’ / Department of Commerce / Internet Policy Task Force public roundtable discussion “Green Paper…
  • Jul 24

    The Garden State Parkway and government trademarks: What exit?

    The Garden State Parkway and government trademarks: What exit?
    @RonColeman @likely2confuse Can you opine on this one: http://t.co/NTwO0K6XzH — Keith Kaplan (@kkaplan) July 24, 2014 So, yes:  One of my many continuing series around here has long been the assertion of trademark rights by…
  • Jul 22

    Cover me

    Cover me
    Originally posted 2010-05-18 13:02:18. Republished by Blog Post PromoterPhoto Attorney Carolyn Wright writes: Rebecca Tushnet over at the 43Blog reports on a recent case in New York where the court determined that the use of a woman’s…
Rank this Week: 198

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/
  • Jul 2

    Ongoing Royalty Set at Five Percent

    Ongoing Royalty Set at Five Percent
    Bianco MD v. Globus Medical Inc., 2:12-cv-00147 (7/1/2014) Judge: William C. Bryson Holding: Ongoing royalty set at 5% The jury in this case found that defendant Globus Medical, Inc. had misappropriated trade secrets belonging to the…
  • Jul 2

    Marshall Status Conference

    Marshall Status Conference
    It's status conference week in Marshall, with nonpatent cases up Monday afternoon, and patent cases yesterday afternoon. That means I spent this morning analyzing the settings to provide clients and cocounsel with information on time to trial…
  • Jun 30

    More Information on ED Texas Judicial Nomination

    More Information on ED Texas Judicial Nomination
    Good article in Law360 about the new Eastern District of Texas judicial nominees Judge Amos Mazzant III of Sherman and Robert Schroeder III of Texarkana (calling him "Trey" at this point is only likely to lead to confusion for obvious...
Rank this Week: 204

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: 205

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Are Sci-Fi and Comedy TV Shows Related?

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Are Sci-Fi and Comedy TV Shows Related?
    Sherrilynn Kenyon applied to register the mark THE LEAGUE for science fiction films (class 9) and television programs (class 41), but the PTO refused registration under Section 2(d), finding a likelihood of confusion with the identical mark…
  • Jul 30

    Reminder: ABA IP Section: TTAB Hot Topics, Boston, August 7th

    Reminder: ABA IP Section: TTAB Hot Topics, Boston, August 7th
    Yours truly will be a panelist at the "TTAB Hot Topics" session of the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston, on August 7th from 8:30 to 10:00 AM at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. Register here. The session is hosted by the ABA Section of…
  • Jul 29

    Precedential No. 34: TTAB Grants Motion to Strike Belated Supplemental Expert Report

    Precedential No. 34: TTAB Grants Motion to Strike Belated Supplemental Expert Report
    In another decision involving the suddenly hot topic of expert witnesses and their reports, the Board granted an opposer's motion to strike a "supplemental expert report" submitted with applicant's notice of reliance. The Board observed that…
Rank this Week: 238

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    IP norms and a bit on IRB

    IP norms and a bit on IRB
    Via Jason Schultz in Jotwell, I learned of a great new paper by Julia Bauer et al. on community norms about copying and anticopying enforcement in the Threadless (crowdsourced T-shirt) community.  There are many interesting results,…
  • Jul 29

    Music you can't get in a library

    Music you can't get in a library
    Planning for musical obsolescence: How digital licensing is destroying our ability to preserve history. Excerpt:When one goes to the LA Philharmonic site about this recording of Symphonie Fantastique and tries to purchase it, one is directed…
  • Jul 28

    court says Lexmark doesn't change trademark harm standard

    court says Lexmark doesn't change trademark harm standard
    Reynolds Consumer Prods. Inc. v. Handi-Foil Corp., No. 1:13–CV–214, 2014 WL 3615853 (E.D. Va. July 18, 2014)A jury found Handi-Foil liable for willful infringement of Reynolds’ unregistered trade dress, but in favor of…
Rank this Week: 227

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
  • Jul 28

    Cariou v. Prince: Toward a Theory of Aesthetic-Judicial Judgment

    Cariou v. Prince: Toward a Theory of Aesthetic-Judicial Judgment
    Here’s another new law review article on Cariou v. Prince, and this time it’s from yours truly in collaboration with art historian and curator, Lauren van Haaften-Schick. The article is the product of a paper I presented at Texas…
  • Jul 24

    Exhibition: To Shoot a Kite, at the CUE Art Foundation

    Exhibition: To Shoot a Kite, at the CUE Art Foundation
    “In June 2012, Sesame Street introduced Alex, a new character on its online interactive program Little Children, Big Challenges. In the short educational video, Alex admits his father is in prison after skirting questions from his…
  • Jul 24

    Court Case Claims Australian Art Market Is 30 Percent Forgerie

    Court Case Claims Australian Art Market Is 30 Percent Forgerie
    On the heels of this Guardian article on why fake artworks may just be good enough, now this. A quick note on The Guardian article. The Walter Benjamin reference is a bit superficial. For Benjamin the aura did rest in the singular object, but…
Rank this Week: 232

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jul 28

    Scheduling Delay Does Not Warrant Canceling the Deposition

    Scheduling Delay Does Not Warrant Canceling the Deposition
    Cleversafe, Inc. v. Amplidata, Inc., No. 11 C 4890, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 11, 2014) (Cole, Mag. J.). Judge Cole denied plaintiff Cleversafe’s motion for a protective order and sanctions preventing the deposition of Cleversafe’s…
  • Jul 25

    “Growing Trend” That Bit Torrent Doe Defendants Need Not be Time-Related

    “Growing Trend” That Bit Torrent Doe Defendants Need Not be Time-Related
    TCYK, LLC, v. Does 1-44, No. 13 C 3825, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 20, 2014) (Dow J.). Judge Dow denied various Doe defendants’ motions to grant subpoenas to their respective ISPs in this BitTorrent copyright case involving the movie…
  • Jul 22

    Modifying the Innovation Act to Selectively Target the Patent Troll Problem

    Modifying the Innovation Act to Selectively Target the Patent Troll Problem
    The following is a blog post by Varun Shah, Aruba Network’s Director, Intellectual Property — full disclosure, I previously represented Aruba.  Shah has an interesting alternative patent reform proposal that seeks to target…
Rank this Week: 230

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Jul 30

    Indiana Trade Secret Law: Removing Allegation of Theft of Trade Secrets Results in Defendants' Release from "Lockdown"

    Indiana Trade Secret Law: Removing Allegation of Theft of Trade Secrets Results in Defendants' Release from "Lockdown"
    Indianapolis, Indiana - In 2013, a federal indictment including counts of theft of trade secrets belonging to Eli Lilly and Company ("Lilly") was presented to the Southern District of Indiana. On the basis of this indictment, the court…
  • Jul 28

    Copyright Office Requests Comments on Music Licensing

    Copyright Office Requests Comments on Music Licensing
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Copyright Office has undertaken a study to evaluate the effectiveness of current methods for licensing musical works and sound recordings. It seeks additional comments on whether and how existing music licensing…
  • Jul 25

    Indiana Passes New Statute Criminalizing Offenses Against Intellectual Property

    Indiana Passes New Statute Criminalizing Offenses Against Intellectual Property
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Indiana Code § 35-43-1-7 has been made effective as of July 1, 2014. This new criminal statute, enacted by P.L.158-2013, SEC. 458, covers certain computer-related offenses against intellectual property. It takes…
Rank this Week: 251

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/
  • Jul 30

    Logo and Branding Infographic

    Logo and Branding Infographic
  • Jul 23

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority operates the Garden State Parkway. It owns a federal registration for its logo. There are rest stops on the Garden State, and people stop there and eat pizza. Defendant has two pizza restaurants in Florida,…
  • Jul 21

    Finally, Someone In a Cubs Uniform Who Can Hit

    Finally, Someone In a Cubs Uniform Who Can Hit
    [click here for rimshot] Chicago Cubs sue guy who wears Cub mascot costume, who allegedly hit a fan. cubs v billy cub.pdf
Rank this Week: 275

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Dec 18

    HTML/CSS Test Page For Web Designer

    HTML/CSS Test Page For Web Designer
    Erik’s Clueful HTML Brain Dump. Below is just about everything you’ll need to style a WordPress theme (or any other CSS-based web design).  Check the source code (i.e. view source) to see the many embedded elements within…
  • Oct 3

    Time For A Patent Bar Oath

    Time For A Patent Bar Oath
    Proposed Patent Attorney's Oath.
  • Oct 2

    Drawing That Explains This Blog

    Drawing That Explains This Blog
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock 'n' Roll. Why do I write about more than one thing?  Because I think single-subject blogs are, for the most part, boring. Do you like musicians who play only one note?  Artists who use only one color?  OK…
Rank this Week: 285

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Formation epi-CEIPI

    Formation epi-CEIPI
    Chaque année, le CEIPI organise en collaboration avec l’epi une formation en droit européen des brevets, appelée « formation de base », dans un grand nombre de villes européennes, et notamment…
  • Jul 27

    T1635/10 : modifications manuscrites en recour

    T1635/10 : modifications manuscrites en recour
    Rappel: l'ancien service d'abonnement par courriel n'est plus en service. Si vous souhaitez continuer à être informés par courriel de la publication de nouveaux articles, veuillez entrer votre adresse électronique…
  • Jul 24

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    L'invention de la semaine est un détecteur de radiation. L'inventeur propose deux types d'applications fort différentes : - distinguer le chat roux de la maison du chat noir du voisin, de sorte à ne laisser entrer que le…
Rank this Week: 326

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Mar 28

    Baidu Wins New York Seach Results Lawsuit, and I’m Perplexed

    Baidu Wins New York Seach Results Lawsuit, and I’m Perplexed
    This case goes back a few years. Some activist types in New York filed a federal suit against Baidu because their propaganda political speech did not pop up in search results. Claimants said that Baidu had violated their right to free speech.…
  • Mar 19

    The Latest AmCham China Biz Survey: Perception and Reality

    The Latest AmCham China Biz Survey: Perception and Reality
    It’s always difficult for me to find something interesting to say about the American Chamber of Commerce’s annual China business survey. The content itself is often of marginal value, with only a couple significant trends hiding…
  • Mar 10

    China Dragged Away from XP Kicking and Screaming

    China Dragged Away from XP Kicking and Screaming
    The Chinese are none too pleased that Microsoft will be retiring XP next month, and the bitching and moaning has been fairly loud. But while it is true that in a sense, Microsoft will be leaving a large percentage of its PRC user base in the…
Rank this Week: 307

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: 348

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 384

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
  • Jul 29

    PTO & Alice – Things Have Really Changed

    PTO & Alice – Things Have Really Changed
    Despite what the United States Patent and Trademark Office suggested in their initial guidance to patent examiners, the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v. CLS Bank has substantially changed the prosecution landscape for…
  • Jul 28

    Talking Patent Litigation with Ray Niro

    Talking Patent Litigation with Ray Niro
    Ray Niro is one of the most well-known patent litigators in the country, and the attorney who was famously dubbed “a patent troll” some 14 years ago, marking the first time the term was used. See The Man They Call the…
  • Jul 26

    Breaking the Cycle – Stand Up and Fight Patent Troll

    Breaking the Cycle – Stand Up and Fight Patent Troll
    The term “patent troll” conjures up all kinds of images and ideas, but there is no universally accepted definition of who is a patent troll. This has lead many to recognize that, by and large, if you are being sued for patent…
Rank this Week: 380

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/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 396

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: 375

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/
  • Jul 30

    ‘Silk Road’ Ruling Will Hurt Online Commerce (Forbes Cross-Post)

    ‘Silk Road’ Ruling Will Hurt Online Commerce (Forbes Cross-Post)
    You may have heard of Silk Road, an online marketplace that enabled hard-to-trace buying and selling of illegal goods. The court says it was “as if the purchases were occurring on eBay;” buyers and sellers could even leave…
  • Jul 28

    Minors’ Privacy Claims Against Viacom and Google Over Disclosure of Video Viewing Habits Dismissed

    Minors’ Privacy Claims Against Viacom and Google Over Disclosure of Video Viewing Habits Dismissed
    Plaintiffs alleged that Viacom and Google violated the Video Privacy Protection Act and other federal and state privacy laws by improperly collecting and passing along information when end users (kids) viewed videos or games at Viacom-owned…
  • Jul 27

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 4 (Content Regulation, Prostitution & More)

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 4 (Content Regulation, Prostitution & More)
    Content Regulation * Jancik v. Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, 2014 WL 1920751 (C.D. Cal. May 14, 2014) (cites omitted). Another websites-and-ADA case diverging from the troubling 2012 Netflix ruling: However, the Redbox Instant website and the…
Rank this Week: 420

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
  • Oct 11

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?
    By: Andriana Chryssikos High fashion luxury labels have found themselves to be stuck somewhere in between our youth culture’s fashion craze: streetwear parodies of well-known luxury labels, and a trademark infringement lawsuit. …
  • Oct 9

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing
    By: Sandra Stanfield Fashion companies utilize a mechanism called licensing to expand the brand and also increase revenue via royalties. So what exactly is licensing? Licensing is the process of “renting” a fashion company’s…
  • Oct 7

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing
    Written By: Tracy Weintstein Technology, technology, technology. It is all we hear and read about, and whether we like it or not, technology is rapidly altering the world around us. Some are completely intrigued by it and some begrudgingly…
Rank this Week: 411

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Jul 28

    Planning for musical obsolescence

    Planning for musical obsolescence
    Gustavo Dudamel is one of the most celebrated conductors of his generation.  As Music Director of both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela, he has built a solid and enthusiastic following amongst…
  • Jul 14

    Attention, intention and value

    Attention, intention and value
    How should we understand the value of academic publications?  That was the question addressed at the ALA Annual Conference last month during the SPARC/ACRL Forum.  The forum is the highlight of each ALA conference for me because it…
  • Jun 11

    A win, oddly

    A win, oddly
    Because I am on vacation this week and have very intermittent Internet access, I am hardly the first to announce that the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court decision (mostly) in the Authors Guild v. HathiTrust lawsuit. I…
Rank this Week: 429

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 430

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jul 30

    Muddying the Natural (Patent) Water

    Muddying the Natural (Patent) Water
    In the past couple of years (see for example the Prometheus decision). The Supreme Court has issued a series of rulings that attempted to clarify what is and is not patentable. Unfortunately, the result has been the exact opposite, with…
  • Jul 25

    Congress Restores Bulk Unlock Right

    Congress Restores Bulk Unlock Right
    Our friends at ISRI sent a note saying that Congress had gotten its act together to pass the bulkily named "Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act" which includes provisions allowing companies and individuals who recycle and…
  • Jul 25

    When is a Game a Clone?

    When is a Game a Clone?
    Raph Koster has some musings on the topic of originality in games on his blog this week. He explores basic notions of games and their variants, looking at them from the point of view of rules and variants. This is kind of amusingly academic…
Rank this Week: 457

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jul 30

    Expendables 3 and the negative effects of piracy

    Expendables 3 and the negative effects of piracy
    This past week, a DVD quality copy of Expendables 3 leaked onto online pirate sites, weeks before its August 15 box office debut. Along with the news came the usual claims that filmmakers shouldn’t worry about pre-release…
  • Jul 25

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/25/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/25/14
    Garrett Brown: An Interview with a Visionary-Part 1 — Nick Friedman speaks with Garrett Brown, a cinematographer and inventor of the Steadicam, an innovation which, in the words of Stanley Kubrick (who famously used it in The Shining)…
  • Jul 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/18/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/18/14
    “Fifteen years of utter bollocks”: how a generation’s freeloading has starved creativity — A great essay from author Chris Ruen, whose excellent book Freeloading: How our insatiable appetite for free content is…
Rank this Week: 476

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/
  • Jul 30

    Patterns and Practice

    Patterns and Practice
    Kim D. Chanbonpin, Truth Stories: Credibility Determination at the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission, 45 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1085 (2014).Elizabeth DaleThese days, I think a lot about police torture. To be more precise, these days I…
  • Jul 29

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State
    Lawrence B. Solum, Artificial Meaning, 89 Wash. L. Rev. 69 (2014), available at SSRN.Barbara LevenbookThis is a provocative and important essay that has implications Solum doesn’t spell out for some positions on meaning, communication,…
  • Jul 28

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm
    Julia Bauer, Nikolaus Franke & Philipp Tuertscher, The Seven IP Commandments of a Crowdsourcing Community: How Self-Organized Norms-Based IP Systems Overcome Imitation Problems (forthcoming 2014).Jason SchultzEmpirical studies…
Rank this Week: 458

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
  • Jul 30

    Different Mind-Sets In Inferring Bad Faith Registration from Bad Faith Use

    Different Mind-Sets In Inferring Bad Faith Registration from Bad Faith Use
    Of the four enumerated circumstances of bad faith in paragraph 4(b) the first three describe bad faith registration while the fourth (4(b)(iv)) describes bad faith use. A respondent may lack rights or legitimate interests in the domain name…
  • Jul 15

    Arbitrators Acting Within and Exceeding Their Power

    Arbitrators Acting Within and Exceeding Their Power
    Finding that an arbitrator has exceeded his or her powers is exceedingly rare. An arbitrator’s interpretation of the parties’ contract prevails even if there is “arguably a better [one].” American Postal Workers Union,…
  • Jul 12

    Standards of Proof, URS (Clear and Convincing) and UDRP (Preponderance of the Evidence)

    Standards of Proof, URS (Clear and Convincing) and UDRP (Preponderance of the Evidence)
    In the hierarchy of standards “beyond a reasonable doubt” (criminal intent) is higher than “clear and convincing” (URS) which is higher than “preponderance of the evidence” (UDRP). The UDRP sets forth in…
Rank this Week: 485

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

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

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 27

    Help Trademarks Serve Their Purpose by Adopting Memorable Mark

    Help Trademarks Serve Their Purpose by Adopting Memorable Mark
    Unusual — even risqué — brands are memorable, which can pay dividends. That’s the upshot of a recent New York Times article. For example, David Hall was running a small construction company when he decided to…
Rank this Week: 464

Delaware IP Law Blog

Delaware IP Law Blog

Covers case analysis and commentary on intellectual property law. Published by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareiplaw.com/
  • Jun 18

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent
    Judge Andrews has issued his memorandum opinion construing disputed terms of four patents related to logic and memory circuits for integration into high density integrated circuit chips. In 2011, the plaintiffs, HSM Portfolio and Technology…
  • Jun 18

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure
    On Wednesday, June 18, Judge Leonard P. Stark published a new form scheduling order on the District of Delaware web site for non-ANDA patent cases, as well as a new form pre-trial order for patent cases, a new set of...
  • Jun 16

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim
    Judge Richard G. Andrews recently granted plaintiff St. Jude's motion to dismiss defendant Volcano Corp.'s inequitable conduct counterclaim and affirmative defense. St. Jude Medical v. Volcano Corp., C.A. No. 12-441-RGA (D. Del. June 11,…
Rank this Week: 488

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/
  • Jul 28

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals intended use

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals intended use
    Takeaway:Sometimes Examiners ignore claim language – give it no patentable weight – by characterizing a phrase as "intended use." However, not every verb phrase using "to" signals intended use. In many types of claims –…
  • Jul 25

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals ntended use

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals ntended use
    Takeaway:Sometimes Examiners ignore claim language – give it no patentable weight – by characterizing a phrase as "intended use." However, not every verb phrase using "to" signals intended use. In many types of claims –…
  • Jun 30

    New resource for searching and analyzing PTAB decision

    New resource for searching and analyzing PTAB decision
    There's a great new resource available for practitioners interested in PTAB decisions: the Patent Board Ferret.The Ferret includes both search and analysis tools. On the search side, you can search not only by text in the decision, but also…
Rank this Week: 516

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: 526

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 518

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 577

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    10 Tweets on Recent IP Scholarship

    10 Tweets on Recent IP Scholarship
    For blog readers who aren't on Twitter, here are 10 recent Tweets on IP-related scholarship that caught my eye. As I transition from clerking back to full-time academia, I'm debating the extent to which I will go back to writing longer posts…
  • Jul 22

    Top 31 Experienced IP Scholars by (m)-index

    Top 31 Experienced IP Scholars by (m)-index
    After Dan Burk calculated the top IP scholars by h-index using Scholarometer, several scholars suggested to him that it would be interesting to normalize the results by seniority (because the h-index has a known seniority bias). Some…
  • Jun 30

    Robert Cooter: "Growth Economics" and Intellectual Property Right

    Robert Cooter: "Growth Economics" and Intellectual Property Right
    I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the George Mason University School of Law's Law and Economics Center's (LEC) Economics Institute for Law Professors for two weeks in Steamboat, Colorado, along with fellow IP scholars Sharon…
Rank this Week: 548

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: 570

Trade Secret Litigator Blog

Trade Secret Litigator Blog

Covers trade secret, covenant not to compete and cybersecurity law. . By Hahn Loeser.

http://www.hahnloeser.com/tradesecretlitigator/
Rank this Week: 581