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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Jawbone loses to Fitbit and Flextronics at ITC

    Jawbone loses to Fitbit and Flextronics at ITC
    In an initial determination on April 27, 2016, the ITC in 337-TA-963 found that claims of Jawbone's US 8,961,413 and 8,073,707 were invalid under 35 USC 101. link to WSJ article on matter: …
  • Apr 30

    Proposal for unsuccessful patent applicants to pay higher fees?

    Proposal for unsuccessful patent applicants to pay higher fees?
    In discussing PatCon6, the writtendescription blog has an interesting discussion about a proposal -- forcing unsuccessful patent applicants to pay higher application fees --:For example, in his paper, "Loser Pays" in Patent Examination, Neel…
  • Apr 29

    Fluorosamine for myelin regeneration?

    Fluorosamine for myelin regeneration?
    See Multiple sclerosis: Drug boosts myelin regeneration in mice raising hope of future treatments for MS **Separately, from blawgsearch on 30 April 2016
Rank this Week: 16

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 61

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Trade mark infringement leads to 'poultry' profit

    Trade mark infringement leads to 'poultry' profit
    Account of profits in trade mark infringement and passing off cases? The IPKat is delighted to host a guest contribution by Simon Chapman (Lewis Silkin) on this very topic and on a case (Jack Wills v House of Fraser) in which he and…
  • Apr 29

    .52 repeal comes into force July 28 2016

    .52 repeal comes into force July 28 2016
    Transition period of s.52 expedited The repeal of s.52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA) has been expedited due to the outcome of a government consultation. s.52 stipulates the term for artistic works which have been…
  • Apr 29

    Freedom of panorama in France: could even a visit to Père Lachaise become a problem?

    Freedom of panorama in France: could even a visit to Père Lachaise become a problem?
    Adjusting the camera not to include any copyright materialGame of Thrones? House of Cards? Forget them.The battle around what until recently was an area of copyright not many cared knew about, ie freedom of panorama, has now become one of the…
Rank this Week: 67

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Apr 30

    PLI Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution Seminar

    PLI Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution Seminar
    Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be holding its Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2016: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing seminar on May 10-12, 2016 in Chicago, IL, on June 15-17, 2016 in New York, NY, and on July…
  • Apr 30

    Webinar on Patent Owner Preliminary Response

    Webinar on Patent Owner Preliminary Response
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "POPRs and the New PTAB Final Rules: Maximizing the Impact of POPRs in IPR Petitions" on May 4, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Cory C. Bell, Joshua L. Goldberg, Thomas L. Irving,…
  • Apr 30

    IPO Webinar on Federal Trade Secret Law

    IPO Webinar on Federal Trade Secret Law
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Federal Trade Secret Law: Getting It Right Early" on May 5, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Ken Corsello of IBM, Bradford Newman of Paul Hastings, and…
Rank this Week: 72

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: 81

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    What do you mean(s) we lost?!?

    What do you mean(s) we lost?!?
    Tomita Technologies USA, LLC was handed a devastating loss earlier this week in its long-enduring battle with Nintendo over stereoscopic (i.e. 3D) image technology.  Back in 2013, Nintendo lost a patent infringement jury trial in the…
  • Apr 28

    Who’s Got PRINCE Control?

    Who’s Got PRINCE Control?
    My home state of Minnesota prides itself primarily on three things:  our ability to withstand our winters, our 10,000 lakes, and our dearly beloved Prince.  While we take a beating when it comes to our sports teams, all of his…
  • Apr 27

    Trademark Lessons for New Businesses from a Lawsuit Against a Colorado Juice Bar

    Trademark Lessons for New Businesses from a Lawsuit Against a Colorado Juice Bar
    It is a big, exciting, and dangerous risk to start a new business. There were approximately 400,000 in 2014 (continuing a recent downward trend, according to Gallup). Most entrepreneurs know that the odds are stacked against them, as about…
Rank this Week: 88

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 24

    No Reasonable Construction Would Save Plaintiff’s Patent Infringement Claim

    No Reasonable Construction Would Save Plaintiff’s Patent Infringement Claim
    Nalco Co. v. Chem-Mod, LLC, No. 14 C 2510, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 15, 2015) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah granted defendants’ motion to dismiss defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff Nalco’s Third Amended Complaint pursuant…
  • Feb 22

    Counterfeit Sales Warrant Statutory Damages, Permanent Injunction and Attorney’s Fee

    Counterfeit Sales Warrant Statutory Damages, Permanent Injunction and Attorney’s Fee
    Bulgari, S.P.A. V. Zou Xiaohong, No. 15 C 5148, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 15, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman granted in part plaintiff Bulgari’s motion for summary judgment of trademark infringement, a permanent injunction and its…
  • Feb 19

    Design Patent Functionality Decision is a Question of Law

    Design Patent Functionality Decision is a Question of Law
    Dyson, Inc. v. SharkNinja Operating LLC, No. 14 C 779, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 17, 2015) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah denied defendants’ (collectively “SharkNinja”) motion for reconsideration of the Court’s denial of…
Rank this Week: 109

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 1

    New method uses patent data to estimate a technology’s future rate of improvement

    New method uses patent data to estimate a technology’s future rate of improvement
    The team devised an equation incorporating a patent set’s average forward citation and average publication date, and calculated the rate of improvement for each technology domain. Their results matched closely with the rates determined…
  • May 1

    Due Diligence on Startups: Patent Assignments and Inventorship Issue

    Due Diligence on Startups: Patent Assignments and Inventorship Issue
    Assignments are the mechanism to transfer title of a patent, just like deeds are used to transfer real estate... For due diligence, the owners of the patents should provide all of the assignments in a chain of title. The chain of title always…
  • Apr 30

    Drafting a Licensing Agreement, a Patentee Perspective

    Drafting a Licensing Agreement, a Patentee Perspective
    Having an attorney draft a licensing agreement, or a licensing expert negotiate a licensing agreement, from start to finish is obviously the best way to proceed. But there will always be some who will choose to proceed on their own to…
Rank this Week: 132

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: 127

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/
  • Apr 29

    EDTX denies plaintiff's motion for "exceptional case" under 285 after willful infringement verdict

    EDTX denies plaintiff's motion for "exceptional case" under 285 after willful infringement verdict
    Last year a jury in Judge Richard Schell's court in Plano returned a verdict for the plaintiff in Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions v. Intersil Corp., 4:08cv0451, a complex breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, tortious…
  • Apr 28

    Five (or Six) More Patent Verdict

    Five (or Six) More Patent Verdict
    Have been out of the office a lot lately doing lawyer-like things and needed to catch up on recent patent verdicts. I posted previously on the first four of the year, with the second ending the string of six defense...
  • Apr 27

    eDekka eFfects - 285 grant of attorneys fees in New Jersey; another 101 dismissal in EDTX

    eDekka eFfects - 285 grant of attorneys fees in New Jersey; another 101 dismissal in EDTX
    The ripples from the grant of the 101 motion to dismiss for lack of patentable subject matter and subsequent $390,829 fee award in the eDekka litigation continue. On March 30, 2016, the District of New Jersey in Garfum.com v. Reflections...
Rank this Week: 160

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
  • Mar 9

    Laura Weinrib, “Freedom of Conscience and the Civil Liberties Path Not Taken”

    Laura Weinrib, “Freedom of Conscience and the Civil Liberties Path Not Taken”
    Recent efforts by opponents of same-sex marriage and reproductive rights to reorient their agenda around religious freedom have sparked an explosion of scholarship on religious claims for exemption from generally applicable laws. Professor…
  • Mar 8

    Dhammika Dharmapala, "The 'Credibility Revolution' in Empirical Law and Economics"

    Dhammika Dharmapala, "The 'Credibility Revolution' in Empirical Law and Economics"
    Dhammika Dharmapala is the Julius Kreeger Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. The 2016 Coase Lecture was presented on February 16, 2016.
  • Feb 19

    Chief Judge Diane Wood, "Making Your Voice Heard"

    Chief Judge Diane Wood, "Making Your Voice Heard"
    Chief Judge Diane Wood presents "Making Your Voice Heard" and speaks on issues related to women's professional development and the difficulties they face. Judge Diane Wood is the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the…
Rank this Week: 178

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: 164

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    TTAB Posts May 2016 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts May 2016 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled three (III) oral hearings for the month of May, as listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. Briefs and other papers for these…
  • Apr 29

    Precedential No. 12: TTAB Affirms 2(e)(1) and 2(d) Refusals of HOUSEBOAT BLOB for Inflatable Mattresse

    Precedential No. 12: TTAB Affirms 2(e)(1) and 2(d) Refusals of HOUSEBOAT BLOB for Inflatable Mattresse
    The Board affirmed two refusals of the mark HOUSEBOAT BLOB for "Inflatable float mattresses or pads for recreational use, namely, mattresses and pads from which the user may be launched into the air and onto a body of water; Inflatable…
  • Apr 28

    Pro-Football Seeks Certiorari-Before-Judgment in REDSKINS Appeal

    Pro-Football Seeks Certiorari-Before-Judgment in REDSKINS Appeal
    On April 25th, Pro-Football, Inc. filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari Before Judgement (pdf here), in the REDKSINS case now pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, asking the Supreme Court to consider immediately…
Rank this Week: 183

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Apr 28

    Wrong skillset for trademark registration

    Wrong skillset for trademark registration
    John Welch reports, at the TTABlog, about what you’d think would be a no-brainer: The Board affirmed a refusal to register the configuration shown below, for “electric skillets,” finding that Preston’s proof of…
  • Apr 25

    Strumming their fate

    Strumming their fate
    Originally posted 2006-06-06 20:39:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter We blogged a while ago about the Les Paul guitar lawsuit, based on the idea that the shape of the Les Paul guitar was a trademark of Gibson Guitars when the District of…
  • Apr 25

    Will New York State Go With (the) Flo (& Eddie)?

    Will New York State Go With (the) Flo (& Eddie)?
    Every once in a great while comes along an intellectual property law decision so significant that blawgers fall over themselves and each other in the scramble to write something pithy about it. The April 13, 2016, decision from the Second…
Rank this Week: 185

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 191

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the…
  • Apr 10

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit
    TI Beverage Group and its attorney, trademark licensor, and co-plaintiff Michael Machat are not drinking at the Yard House and nothing seems to be merry despite the consumption of tacos and alcohol. Plaintiffs appear to have more of an…
  • Jan 30

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury
    Every year the NFL’s trademark attorneys aggressively send cease and desist letters to business using the term “Super Bowl,” threatening them with the trademark law equivalent of traumatic brain injury. Even churches are not granted…
Rank this Week: 230

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/
  • May 1

    Important and Troubling Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) Ruling From First Circuit–Yershov v. Gannett

    Important and Troubling Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) Ruling From First Circuit–Yershov v. Gannett
    This is a Video Privacy Protection Act case alleging that Gannett, the owner of USA Today, improperly disclosed personally identifiable information to Adobe. Adobe offers analytics services to its clients by collecting user information and…
  • Apr 23

    Q1 2016 Quick Links, Part 4 (Copyright, Marketing and More)

    Q1 2016 Quick Links, Part 4 (Copyright, Marketing and More)
    Copyright * Naruto v. Slater: “Naruto is not an “author” within the meaning of the Copyright Act.” I heart Naruto! * Handshoe v. Abel, 1:14-cv-00159-KS-MTP (S.D. Miss. Jan. 8, 2016) (cites omitted): Given that there is…
  • Apr 22

    Evidentiary Failings Undermine Arbitration Clauses in Online Term

    Evidentiary Failings Undermine Arbitration Clauses in Online Term
    Earlier this week, we posted about a Seventh Circuit case where an ambiguous user call-to-action undermined an online contract formation procecss. (See “Defective Call-to-Action Dooms Online Contract Formation–Sgouros v.…
Rank this Week: 246

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/
Rank this Week: 267

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • May 1

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant
    UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against Grooveshark, has been settled just prior to trial. Under the terms of the settlement a judgment for $50,000,000.00 will be entered against the corporation only, and the corporation will shut down its…
Rank this Week: 249

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: 258

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: 235

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    FESC: Choosing between approaches to 1A interpretation

    FESC: Choosing between approaches to 1A interpretation
    Andrew Tutt   Choosing Between Approaches to First Amendment Interpretation  Discussant: Vince Blasi Fundamental questions of the options in interpretive methodology and criteria for choosing among them.  Main…
  • May 1

    FESC: Regulation by Internet Intermediarie

    FESC: Regulation by Internet Intermediarie
    Regulation by Internet Intermediaries Moderator: Jack BalkinEmma Llanso & Rita Cant     “Internet Referral Units”: Co-Option of Private Content Moderation Systems for Extralegal Government CensorshipKate…
  • May 1

    FESC: Sex offenders and anonymous speech

    FESC: Sex offenders and anonymous speech
    David Post & Annemarie Bridy         Sex Offenders, Anonymous Internet Speech, and the Constitution  Discussant: Jonathan Hafetz: Anonymity doctrine v. federal/state sex offender notification…
Rank this Week: 303

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/
  • Apr 30

    Camouflage Trade Dre

    Camouflage Trade Dre
    CRYE v. DUROWould've liked to see discussion whether there can be protectable trade dress in a camoflage patternhttps://t.co/kF0jDU0gL8 — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) April 30, 2016
  • Apr 29

    Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Useful summary of DTSA:Implementing and Interpreting the Defend Trade Secrets ActPatently-O https://t.co/8n4Q9sUaKv — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) April 29, 2016 Ex Parte Seizures and the Defend Trade Secrets ActEric GoldmanSSRN…
  • Apr 28

    UDRP complaint denied on first prong:…

    UDRP complaint denied on first prong: Complainant fails to establish secondary meaning in common law markhttps://t.co/tWa0gvpV9j — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) April 28, 2016 Most expensive domain names of all timeBusiness Insider…
Rank this Week: 298

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

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

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain
    Joseph Herndon: Qualtrics v. OpinionLab Steve Brachmann: IP Litigation Report Shows Downward Trends In Patent, File Sharing Copyright And IPR Cases Eric Caligiuri: Court Orders Plaintiff To Pay Defendants’ $8 Million In Attorney’s…
  • Apr 29

    Federal Circuit Continues Broad Venue Allowance in Patent Case

    Federal Circuit Continues Broad Venue Allowance in Patent Case
    by Dennis Crouch In its petition for writ of mandamus, TC Heartland raised a set of interesting venue and personal jurisdiction claims – basically arguing that both the statute and Supreme Court precedent strongly limit where patent…
  • Apr 28

    Patent Quality Symposium Report – USPTO Patent Quality Initiative Moving Forward

    Patent Quality Symposium Report – USPTO Patent Quality Initiative Moving Forward
    Guest Post by Professors Colleen Chien, Santa Clara University Law School and Arti Rai, Duke Law School On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, the USPTO hosted a day-long conference around the one-year anniversary of its Enhanced Patent Quality…
Rank this Week: 268

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: 310

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Apr 30

    Can you copyright the Klingon language?

    Can you copyright the Klingon language?
    There has been a disturbance in the Force, have you felt it? Wait, wrong franchise. To Boldly Go Where No Copyright Suit Has Gone Before! Yes, Qapla’ ! Occasionally there are cases that seem to be tailor-made for legal geeks: Naruto v…
  • Apr 23

    European Court rules on copyright jurisdiction and private copying

    European Court rules on copyright jurisdiction and private copying
    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has once more helped to answer one of the most puzzling aspects of Internet regulation, where do things happen online? In particular, they have answered where can a copyright collective…
  • Apr 9

    Two Gikii events announced

    Two Gikii events announced
    There will be two Gikii events this year in September 2016. Gikii will be held in Australia and London thanks to the help of long-time Gikii enthusiasts Melissa de Zwart and Andrea Matwyshyn. Gikii Adelaide 2016 The first event will be hosted…
Rank this Week: 313

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Apr 29

    Monitoring Employee Communications: A Brave New World

    Monitoring Employee Communications: A Brave New World
    Over the last decade, communication via email and text has become a vital part of how many of us communicate in the workplace. In fact, most employees could not fathom the idea of performing their jobs without the use of email. For…
  • Apr 28

    U.S. Treasury Department Suggests That Non-Compete Reform is Necessary

    U.S. Treasury Department Suggests That Non-Compete Reform is Necessary
    The U.S. Department of Treasury recently released a study on the effect of non-compete agreements, taking a hard line with respect to their social and economic benefits and purported harms.  Specifically, while the authors of the study…
  • Apr 27

    What Does the Passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act Mean for Your Business?

    What Does the Passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act Mean for Your Business?
    On April 4, 2016, the Senate passed S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”).  Soon after, on April 20, 2016, the House Committee approved S. 1890 by voice vote.  Today, the DTSA will be voted on by…
Rank this Week: 380

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

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

    Why Can't I Post Erotic Fiction About a Real Celebrity?

    Why Can't I Post Erotic Fiction About a Real Celebrity?
    Dear Rich: I wrote a short satirical erotica series about a C-List public figure. She already knows as she mentioned me in an online magazine article. One digital publishing platform removed these works because "publishing erotica regarding…
  • Apr 20

    Can Publisher Say What is Fair Use?

    Can Publisher Say What is Fair Use?
    Dear Rich: I'm an academic co-editing a book with a major university press. Out of an abundance of caution, our editor requested we check on permissions for a number of quotations, etc., with the original publishers. None were an issue til…
  • Apr 10

    How Do I Stop Compulsory License?

    How Do I Stop Compulsory License?
    Dear Rich: How does one prevent a compulsory license from being obtained? For example, what if I don't WANT anyone else recording MY song? Can a publisher and/or a copyright owner refuse to grant a compulsory license? What if some…
Rank this Week: 340

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Apr 21

    Their Eyes Are Watching Government: On Surveillance Art, the Art of Surveillance, Freedom of Information Act

    Their Eyes Are Watching Government: On Surveillance Art, the Art of Surveillance, Freedom of Information Act
    By Jessica Preis* On February 5, 2016, journalist, filmmaker, and artist Laura Poitras opened an exhibit at the Whitney Museum titled Laura Poitras: Astro Noise, which will run through May 5, 2016. The exhibit invites visitors to contemplate…
  • Apr 18

    Protect Your Face: Body Art and Copyright (Part II)

    Protect Your Face: Body Art and Copyright (Part II)
    By Samantha Elie* While some of us makeup challenged women consider it a feat of artistic brilliance when we achieve that perfect cat eye with our eyeliner, an individual’s makeup art is not protected under copyright law unless that cat…
  • Apr 15

    Can Looted Art Be Reclaimed from the Cuban Government?

    Can Looted Art Be Reclaimed from the Cuban Government?
    By: Lesley Sotolongo, Esq. Reclaiming art in Cuba is a process yet to be defined. Cuba faces expropriation claims by the thousands of its nationals that both  reside there or have fled and live elsewhere. Included in those claims are…
Rank this Week: 367

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
  • Apr 19

    Eli Lilly, Pfizer among those supporting Sequenom cert petition

    Eli Lilly, Pfizer among those supporting Sequenom cert petition
    Recently, a group of amici led by Eli Lilly filed an amici curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in the matter of Sequenom, Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. The Eli Lilly brief was filed in support of the petitioner, Sequenom. Eli…
  • Apr 18

    FTC charges Endo Pharmaceuticals with “pay for delay” antitrust violation

    FTC charges Endo Pharmaceuticals with “pay for delay” antitrust violation
    On March 30, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint in the United States Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging that Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and several other drug companies violated antitrust…
  • Apr 6

    Hulk Hogan victory over Gawker shows problems with a bond requirement

    Hulk Hogan victory over Gawker shows problems with a bond requirement
    A Florida jury recently awarded $115 million to former professional wrestler turned reality TV star Hulk Hogan.  As you might expect, Gawker immediately announced they would appeal. Unfortunately for Gawker, thanks to Florida law, they…
Rank this Week: 342

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: 316

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Provides insight and analysis on patent law, patent portfolio management and patent litigation in the fields of electronics, software and computers. By Peter Zura.

http://271patent.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 364

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
  • Apr 25

    Trademark Owners’ Rights to Corresponding Earlier Registered Domain Name

    Trademark Owners’ Rights to Corresponding Earlier Registered Domain Name
    As I pointed out in last week’s essay, having trademark rights that come into existence later than registrations of corresponding domain names only gets complainants to first base; they have standing but no actionable claim. I also…
  • Apr 24

    Fair Contracts for Author

    Fair Contracts for Author
    Gerald M. Levine, co-author In May 2015, the Authors Guild announced its Fair Contract Initiative, and more recently the Internatioanl Authors Forum presented “Ten Principles for Fair Contracts.” Both highlight the same ”…
  • Apr 18

    Quintessential and Other Acts of Bad Faith in Acquiring Domain Name

    Quintessential and Other Acts of Bad Faith in Acquiring Domain Name
    There are two essential differences between the UDRP and the ACPA, one procedural and one substantive. The procedural difference is quite minor, a mere quirk that Panels adopted by consensus in the early days of the UDRP and deserves no more…
Rank this Week: 407

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: 400

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/
Rank this Week: 515

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/
  • Apr 29

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce
    Robert Yablon, Voting, Spending, and the Right to Participate, available at SSRN.Jessica Bulman-PozenIn McCutcheon v. FEC, Chief Justice Roberts described campaign contributions as a form of participation in electoral politics. His plurality…
  • Apr 28

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law
    Michael A. Livermore, Political Parties and Presidential Oversight, 67 Al. L. Rev. 45 (2015).Mark SeidenfeldEver since courts have recognized the legitimacy of political influence on agency policymaking, scholars have struggled to formulate a…
  • Apr 27

    Dismissing Discrimination

    Dismissing Discrimination
    David Schraub, Dismissal (2016), available at SSRN.Charlotte S. AlexanderIn a recent article in The New York Times Magazine, sociologist Alice Goffman – author of an award-winning book that followed a group of African-American men…
Rank this Week: 503

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
  • Apr 23

    Curator, There’s Formaldehyde in my Sculpture!

    Curator, There’s Formaldehyde in my Sculpture!
    A report from a British scientific journal has found that some of Damien Hirst’s art works may have leaked formaldehyde fumes at levels much higher than allowed.
  • Apr 22

    The Prince of Intellectual Property

    The Prince of Intellectual Property
    We at Clancco are very saddened to hear of the passing of the one and only Prince. We’re not experts on music (or at least not to that extent), so we won’t pretend to know more than other musicians and critics. We leave that to…
  • Apr 18

    Supreme Court Declines to Hear Google Book-Scanning Case

    Supreme Court Declines to Hear Google Book-Scanning Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear a challenge by a group of authors who contend that Google’s massive effort to scan millions of books for an online library violates copyright law. By declining to hear the case, the eight…
Rank this Week: 534

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Apr 5

    No statutory damages in online copyright case where infringement continued after copyright registration

    No statutory damages in online copyright case where infringement continued after copyright registration
    If a copyright infringement begins before the plaintiff registers its copyright, and continues after the date of registration, can the plaintiff recover its attorney’s fees and statutory damages for the infringement that occurs after…
  • Apr 3

    Website operator not liable for copyright infringement despite lack of DMCA safe harbor protection

    Website operator not liable for copyright infringement despite lack of DMCA safe harbor protection
    Online platforms that allow user-generated content should take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which protect the platform in the event of a third party claim of copyright infringement…
  • Mar 19

    Court holds browsewrap agreement not enforceable

    Court holds browsewrap agreement not enforceable
    Plaintiff filed a consumer fraud class action lawsuit against defendant, the operator of an ecommerce website. Defendant moved to have the case heard by arbitration, arguing that the arbitration provision in its website’s terms of use…
Rank this Week: 491

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage
    Apple v. Samsung Apple applied for and received two design patents covering design elements on the front face of the Apple iPhone. Apple then successfully sued Samsung for infringement of these design patents. The jury awarded Apple damages…
  • Sep 23

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain
    The World’s Most popular Song You all know the tune, so why do you rarely hear the song Happy Birthday To You in movies and on television? The reason is that from 1988 until yesterday Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. had been demanding…
  • Mar 17

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow
    Des Moines patent attorney Brett J. Trout has just been named a Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only, upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges, and unanimous approval by…
Rank this Week: 535

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi
    Dear Readers: This is a post I co-wrote with Joe Wallin, who has published the almost identical post here. If you are investing in early stage companies, there are certain deal terms you want. Most you probably know already: if...
  • Mar 11

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

    A Gift from Congress to Angel
    The picture here was taken by Joe Wallin, who was on a panel with me, Gary Kocher of K&L Gates, Tom Alberg of Madrona Ventures, and Dan Rosen of the Alliance of Angels, talking to the Angel Capital Association's NW...
  • Mar 3

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
Rank this Week: 537

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: 581

Trade Secrets Blog

Trade Secrets Blog

Covers trade secrets and trade legislation with a focus on the Southeastern states. By Press Millen and Todd Sullivan of Womble Carlyle.

http://wombletradesecrets.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons.The paper reports that two…
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons. The paper reports that two…
  • Sep 10

    Uncle Sam’s Economic Espionage – Not Looking for Your Trade Secret

    Uncle Sam’s Economic Espionage – Not Looking for Your Trade Secret
    From India’s Business Standard, a report on the comforting information, I guess, that the NSA’s collection of information from private companies is not looking for trade secrets, but only following terror money as it moves around…
Rank this Week: 555

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: 517

Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
Rank this Week: 596

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/
  • Apr 30

    A Trend at Pat Con: Regulating Patents Earlier

    A Trend at Pat Con: Regulating Patents Earlier
    I was thrilled to attend "Pat Con 6" this year at Boston College, thanks to this year's host David Olson, along with Andrew Torrence and David Schwartz.  I noted a trend in several of the papers: many sought, either explicitly or…
  • Apr 28

    Jonathan Masur on Improving Cost-Benefit Analysis at the PTO

    Jonathan Masur on Improving Cost-Benefit Analysis at the PTO
    Federal agencies are required to use cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for all "economically significant" regulations—those with an impact of at least $100 million. Given the economic importance of patents, even small procedural changes at…
  • Apr 26

    The AIA Is Not a Taking

    The AIA Is Not a Taking
    I have just published, along with Ben Picozzi, a response to Greg Dolin and Irina Manta's article, Taking Patents. In the response we refute Dolin and Manta's argument that the America Invents Act effectuated a compensable "taking" under the…
Rank this Week: 717