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Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 22

    IPO Webinars on Global Patent Prosecution

    IPO Webinars on Global Patent Prosecution
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer two one-hour webinars on "Global Patent Prosecution: Comparing Europe, China, and U.S. Law & Practice" on August 27 & 28, 2014 beginning at 12:00 pm (ET) each day. The…
  • Aug 22

    Webinar on Conflicts in Patent Prosecution

    Webinar on Conflicts in Patent Prosecution
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Conflicts in Patent Prosecution: Minimizing Risks of Malpractice Liability and Ethics Sanctions" on October 2, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). The webinar will provide guidance to…
  • Aug 22

    Conference on Paragraph IV Litigation

    Conference on Paragraph IV Litigation
    Momentum will be holding its 2nd Congress on PIV Litigation on October 29-30, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA. The conference will offer presentations on the following topics: • Key Takeaways for Brand and Generic Drug Manufacturers from Recent…
Rank this Week: 127

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Aug 22

    TWiL 272: The Louisville Recursion

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

    TWiL 271: A Hero Named Kevin Bacon

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

    TWiL 270: 3D Nato and the Selfie of Doom

    TWiL 270: 3D Nato and the Selfie of Doom
    Hosts: Denise Howell The government wants to make 3D files more widely available, copyrighting tweets, annoying prank calls are against the law in California, and more! Guests: Venkat Balasubramani, Michael Weinberg and Matthew Schruers …
Rank this Week: 693

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

Covers the Supreme Court's review of In re Bilski. By Fenwick & West.

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Aug 22

    USPTO and "Telegate"

    USPTO and "Telegate"
    By now, we've all heard of the controversy regarding the lax oversight at the USPTO of examiners in the Office's Telework Program--what I'll unofficially dub as "Telegate." Now, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee…
  • Aug 13

    What Does Alice Mean to the Software Entrepreneur?

    What Does Alice Mean to the Software Entrepreneur?
    Here is the first of two videos we're releasing discussing the impact of Alice on software startups.
  • Jul 18

    Where are You, Congress? Alice v. CLS Bank and “The Case Against Patents”

    Where are You, Congress? Alice v. CLS Bank and “The Case Against Patents”
    By: Stuart P. Meyer A recent episode of NPR’s “Planet Money” was entitled “The Case Against Patents.” Several notable commentators in that episode questioned whether patents help or hinder innovation, whether history supports the…
Rank this Week: 4841

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: 229

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 22

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 339 – That Uneasy Feeling

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 339 – That Uneasy Feeling
    Expendables 3 is hurt by leaked copy, broadcasters want to finish off Aereo and Rightscorp has an ambitious plan for pirates. The post Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 339 – That Uneasy Feeling appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 22

    3 Count: Still Frozen

    3 Count: Still Frozen
    Aereo loses appeal to be treated as a cable company, Kim Dotcom's assets to remain frozen for another year and UK man sentenced to 33 months for piracy. The post 3 Count: Still Frozen appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 21

    3 Count: No Monkey Busine

    3 Count: No Monkey Busine
    U.S. Copyright Office weighs in on whether animals can hold copyright, RBS settles long-running software lawsuit and Shakira song ruled an infringement. The post 3 Count: No Monkey Business appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 257

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

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

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Aug 22

    The Relationship between Contentions and Expert Report

    The Relationship between Contentions and Expert Report
    An issue in local practice under the Patent Local Rules is the relationship between contentions, whether they be infringement or invalidity, and the reports of experts who will present those contentions to a jury. The issue of when there…
  • Aug 22

    The Relationship between Contentions and Expert Report

    The Relationship between Contentions and Expert Report
    An issue in local practice under the Patent Local Rules is the relationship between contentions, whether they be infringement or invalidity, and the reports of experts who will present those contentions to a jury. The issue of when there…
  • Aug 22

    Motion to Transfer Venue Granted Under "First to File" Rule

    Motion to Transfer Venue Granted Under "First to File" Rule
    RPost Holdings, Inc. v. Sophos, Inc., 2:13cv959 (8/20/2014) District Judge Rodney Gilstrap Holding: Motion to Transfer Venue GRANTED This case presents application of the "first to file" rule with respect to motions to transfer venue alleging…
Rank this Week: 208

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 94

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Aug 22

    Policing Use of Trademarks Through Copyright

    Policing Use of Trademarks Through Copyright
    By: Justin McNaughton Google has a fascinating report called the Transparency Report, where it provides statistics on the number of Copyright takedown notices it receives monthly. 8,000,000 a week is incredible. What is more incredible…
  • Aug 22

    Trademark Week in Review: August 22, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: August 22, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Despite her technical difficulties, Mari-Elise took a look at the appeal filed by the Redskins; Bill discovered the 7th Consideration; Kevin journeyed back into the comic…
  • Aug 21

    ’90′s Flashback: Prince’s Trademark Cautionary Tale

    ’90′s Flashback: Prince’s Trademark Cautionary Tale
    I have a 8-week old daughter, and she’s generally in good spirits. Like most newborns, however, she usually comes down with a case of the grumps in the evening (i.e., the so-called “witching hour”). This is the second…
Rank this Week: 1327

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 22

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

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

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

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

    The Right of Publicity

    The Right of Publicity
    Hey, That’s Me! You spend months working on your cosplay outfit, and it turns out perfect. You are the hit of the con, with everyone taking your picture. Then, all of a sudden, you see you and your outfit on all kinds of merchandise,…
Rank this Week: 326

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Aug 22

    Back to school – time to get educated about the newest gTLD

    Back to school – time to get educated about the newest gTLD
    By Melissa Barnett Ready for the first day of sunrise ICANN continues to make big strides in widening the Internet playing field. To date, ICANN has invited 1,159 new gTLDs to contract, and of those 1,159 invited, 495 registry agreements have…
  • Aug 21

    Privacy law in the U.S. and Europe: University of Amsterdam Summer Course explores current issue

    Privacy law in the U.S. and Europe: University of Amsterdam Summer Course explores current issue
    By Dennis Hirsch On July 7-11, 2014, a group of 25 privacy lawyers met in a historic building overlooking the Keizersgracht, one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals, and spent five days learning about U.S. privacy law, European data…
  • Aug 15

    Ready. Set. Go. FTC patent troll study cleared for takeoff

    Ready. Set. Go. FTC patent troll study cleared for takeoff
    By Jay Levine Last week, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget approved the FTC’s request to study how patent assertion entities (PAEs or, less charitably, patent trolls) operate and to what extent they affect…
Rank this Week: 2551

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Aug 22

    Son Sees Father’s Image in Warhol Work

    Son Sees Father’s Image in Warhol Work
    And that must have been quite…uncanny?
  • Aug 22

    U.S. Copyright Office Not One to Monkey Around

    U.S. Copyright Office Not One to Monkey Around
    Earlier this month I wrote in Hyperallergic that it would be very difficult to argue that a monkey could create a copyrightable work. Seems I was right. The U.S. Copyright Office just released a draft of its compendium of office practices.…
  • Aug 19

    Man Charged With Second-Degree Felony for Vandalizing Banksy Graffiti

    Man Charged With Second-Degree Felony for Vandalizing Banksy Graffiti
    In Park City, Utah, “Third District Court Judge Todd Shaughnessy this week issued a warrant for David William Noll after he failed to appear for a court hearing. Mr. Noll was charged with one count of criminal mischief after he…
Rank this Week: 386

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

Discusses current regulatory and intellectual property issues. By Scott Bialecki.

http://ipreglaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 22

    COPYRIGHT OFFICE DOES NOT MONKEY AROUND

    COPYRIGHT OFFICE DOES NOT MONKEY AROUND
    Selfies (self-portrait photographs) appear daily on the Internet. However, you don’t often see them taken by a monkey. There has been a lot of recent press about the ownership rights associated with a macaque monkey’s…
  • Jul 28

    AAA TRAP: WHAT RULES APPLY?

    AAA TRAP: WHAT RULES APPLY?
    It’s not uncommon for companies to use an arbitration provision in their contracts to resolve disputes as an attempt to control costs. Many cite to the pending rules of the American Arbitration Association or AAA. Depending on whether…
  • Jun 24

    WHAT WILL BE THE STANDARD FOR DIRECT INFRINGEMENT FOR METHOD CLAIMS?

    WHAT WILL BE THE STANDARD FOR DIRECT INFRINGEMENT FOR METHOD CLAIMS?
    Much has been written about the Supreme Court’s recent Akamai decision.  However, a more interesting topic is whether the Federal Circuit will revisit its standard for direct infringement of a method claim. In Muniauction, the…
Rank this Week: 3623

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 314

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Aug 22

    New Seed Financing Documents (500 Startups and Y Combinator)

    New Seed Financing Documents (500 Startups and Y Combinator)
    The startup industry keeps on coming up with new innovative solutions to seed financing.  The latest trend is convertible equity.  Two startup venture funds and incubators, 500 Startups and Y Combinator, recently released their…
  • Aug 22

    Unregistered IPOs of Bitcoin Companies Do Not Go Unnoticed By the SEC

    Unregistered IPOs of Bitcoin Companies Do Not Go Unnoticed By the SEC
    As I previously discussed in my blog here, the SEC does not have a mandate to regulate Bitcoin. Not unless it is used in a securities offering, especially in an unregistered initial public offering conducted over the Internet in violation of…
  • Aug 6

    Crowdfunding Right Now (Fund Model, Broker-Dealer Model, Lending Platforms and Intrastate Offerings)

    Crowdfunding Right Now (Fund Model, Broker-Dealer Model, Lending Platforms and Intrastate Offerings)
    We are still waiting for the SEC to issue final rules with respect to the Title III crowdfunding that will allow the U.S. companies to issue up to $1 million in securities to non-accredited investors through the online funding portals. So,…
Rank this Week: 4747

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 22

    Homer Simpson Hologram at Comic-Con Spurs Patent Lawsuit

    Homer Simpson Hologram at Comic-Con Spurs Patent Lawsuit
    IPNews® - The special appearance of Homer Simpson's hologram at the Comic-Con conference in San Diego last month has given rise to a patent infringement lawsuit against 20th Century Fox. Alki David's Hologram USA, Musion Das Hologram and…
  • Aug 14

    Monkey Business: Who Owns the Copyright to a Selfie Taken by a Monkey?

    Monkey Business: Who Owns the Copyright to a Selfie Taken by a Monkey?
    IPNews® - British photographer David Slater is embroiled in a debate over the self-portrait taken by a monkey, which the animal shot using his unattended equipment three years ago. Wikimedia Commons, a database of millions of images and…
  • Aug 7

    University of Arkansas Gets Sound Trademark on Its Famous Hog Call

    University of Arkansas Gets Sound Trademark on Its Famous Hog Call
    IPNews® - The University of Arkansas has trademarked the sounds contained in its famous Hog Call – Wooo Pig Sooie! This trademark means that the Hog Call cannot be used by anyone for commercial purposes without permission or a…
Rank this Week: 2179

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Beyond wearables. Wearable Internet devices like Google Glass have made an impact. Could “nearables” be the next new thing? That’s the name that some people are giving to sensors or “beacons” attached to ordinary…
  • Aug 20

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Reality test. Facebook has begun to test a new feature that marks as “satire” material from satirical or comedic websites that appears in the guise of “fake news.” Some users, evidently unable to tell reality from…
  • Aug 18

    Hot Off the Press: The August Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter Is Now Available

    Hot Off the Press: The August Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter Is Now Available
    The latest issue of our Socially Aware newsletter is now available here. In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we examine the use of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to combat…
Rank this Week: 921

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 2672

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/
Rank this Week: 236

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

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

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Aug 22

    Airport Scanners: How Privacy Risk Leads to Security Risk

    Airport Scanners: How Privacy Risk Leads to Security Risk
    Debates about privacy and security tend to assume that the two are in opposition, so that improving privacy tends to degrade security, and vice versa. But often the two go hand in hand so that privacy enhances security. A good example comes…
  • Aug 21

    Researchers Show Flaws in Airport Scanner

    Researchers Show Flaws in Airport Scanner
    Today at the Usenix Security Symposium a group of researchers from UC San Diego and the University of Michigan will present a paper demonstrating flaws in a full-body scaning machine that was used at many U.S. airports. In this post…
  • Aug 13

    The End of a Brief Era: Recent Appellate Decisions in “Copyright Troll” Litigation

    The End of a Brief Era: Recent Appellate Decisions in “Copyright Troll” Litigation
    The onslaught of “copyright troll” litigation began only a few years ago, with lawsuits implicating hundreds or even thousands of “John Doe” defendants, who were identified by IP addresses with timestamps corresponding…
Rank this Week: 96

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Aug 22

    A Conversation About Software and Patents: On the Record with Bob Zeidman

    A Conversation About Software and Patents: On the Record with Bob Zeidman
    Modern software tools allow people to turn fairly abstract ideas into reality. That’s the beauty of software. You can start describing things in such a high level and yet output what I consider an innovative invention. And so how do we…
  • Aug 21

    Federal Circuit Ignores Jury Finding of Non-Obviousne

    Federal Circuit Ignores Jury Finding of Non-Obviousne
    This is just another example of the Federal Circuit substituting its own decision for that of the decision maker at the district court level. It is one thing when the Federal Circuit ignores the factual findings of a district court judge, but…
  • Aug 21

    HP Patents: Social Network Sharing and Forensics Technologie

    HP Patents: Social Network Sharing and Forensics Technologie
    Hewlett-Packard has one of the stronger patent portfolios among U.S. technology developers, and the past few weeks have seen many interesting additions to that portfolio. One patent protects a method of brokering fair prices between printing…
Rank this Week: 247

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Aug 22

    A Conversation About Software and Patents: On the Record with Bob Zeidman

    A Conversation About Software and Patents: On the Record with Bob Zeidman
    Modern software tools allow people to turn fairly abstract ideas into reality. That’s the beauty of software. You can start describing things in such a high level and yet output what I consider an innovative invention. And so how do we…
  • Aug 21

    Federal Circuit Ignores Jury Finding of Non-Obviousne

    Federal Circuit Ignores Jury Finding of Non-Obviousne
    This is just another example of the Federal Circuit substituting its own decision for that of the decision maker at the district court level. It is one thing when the Federal Circuit ignores the factual findings of a district court judge, but…
  • Aug 21

    HP Patents: Social Network Sharing and Forensics Technologie

    HP Patents: Social Network Sharing and Forensics Technologie
    Hewlett-Packard has one of the stronger patent portfolios among U.S. technology developers, and the past few weeks have seen many interesting additions to that portfolio. One patent protects a method of brokering fair prices between printing…
Rank this Week: 4951

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 1086

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    ABSINTHE MAKERS ARE NOT TOASTING IN SWITZERLAND

    ABSINTHE MAKERS ARE NOT TOASTING IN SWITZERLAND
    Although once illegal in the United States, absinthe can now be consumed in your local bars.  It was a favorite drink of writers and artists such as Ernest Hemmingway, Vincent van Gogh, Oscar Wilde and Pablo Picasso.  Unfortunately,…
  • Aug 21

    Role Reversal: David Bullying Goliath?

    Role Reversal: David Bullying Goliath?
    When claims of trademark infringement make the news, it is often because a billion dollar corporation is suing old man Donaldson’s tavern for trademark infringement (Although, McDonaldson’s might have been a…
  • Aug 20

    Hey Commish, Can You Trademark The (Fantasy Football) League?

    Hey Commish, Can You Trademark The (Fantasy Football) League?
    All around America, men will soon gather in front of their computers feverishly conducting research, generally wasting time, and participating in one of the manliest things they likely will do for quite some time:  their fantasy football…
Rank this Week: 333

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

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

    IP Analogy to Physical Property (in Architecture)

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

    That Sound You Hear is the Anti-Neutrality Dam Breaking

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

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

    Having (Mostly) Failed with Authors, Amazon Makes a Pitch for the Reader
    Last week a group of over 900 writers took out a full-page ad in the Times taking Amazon to task for its tactics. The letter was signed by some big names, including John Grisham and Stephen King, and it asks readers to write to Amazon CEO…
Rank this Week: 267

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Aug 22

    The Copyright Summer Blockbuster

    The Copyright Summer Blockbuster
    Maria Pallante, who holds the honor of being the Register for Copyrights in the United States Copyright Office, released mid-week the first major update in over two decades related to administrative practice. A public draft of the Compendium…
  • Aug 15

    Copyright SO Easy Even a Monkey Can Do It?

    Copyright SO Easy Even a Monkey Can Do It?
    Monkey see. Monkey take a selfie? Then, monkey owns a copyright? That is what British nature photographer David Slater is claiming.  When he retrieved his camera from a group of monkeys who decided to play with the device, he…
  • Aug 8

    Feature Friday – Revisited

    Feature Friday – Revisited
    When StatuteofRyAnne.com first started, I featured an artist each week I really admired.  The genesis was because there is SO much talent and great creative projects coming out of the South.  Just look at the film Get…
Rank this Week: 2702

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Stay Pending Third Party IPR Requires Estoppel Condition

    Stay Pending Third Party IPR Requires Estoppel Condition
    The court granted defendants' motion to stay pending inter partes review, but conditioned the stay on defendants' agreement to estoppel. "[T]his court has previously explained in similar cases that the benefits of a stay are partially…
  • Aug 21

    Patent Aggregator License Excluded from Evidence, Except to Provide Context for Other License

    Patent Aggregator License Excluded from Evidence, Except to Provide Context for Other License
    The court granted in part defendant's motion in limine to exclude evidence of plaintiff's $8.5 million license of a patent-in-suit to a patent aggregator. "Because [the aggregator's] business model is unique, [defendant] argues [the] license…
  • Aug 20

    Irreparable Harm to Losing Plaintiff Justifies Injunction Against Defendant Pending Appeal

    Irreparable Harm to Losing Plaintiff Justifies Injunction Against Defendant Pending Appeal
    Following a bench trial in which the court found the asserted patent invalid, the court granted plaintiff's motion to enjoin defendant from marketing or selling its accused drug product pending plaintiff's appeal, on the condition that…
Rank this Week: 399

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Aug 22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-21
    Thomson Reuters: we’ll take your articles if you don’t tell us not to http://t.co/V2KJoaP4uI -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-20 http://t.co/NdQjiX4lUh -> Computer and Internet Law Updates for…
  • Aug 21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-20
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-19: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-18: Computer a… http://t.co/kUwp4EJNVH -> Compendium, Third Edition | U.S. Copyright Office http://t.co/DZY5EdE4iw -> blogged:…
  • Aug 20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-19
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-18: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-17: Copyhype F… http://t.co/zaMX1d0e2V -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-18 http://t.co/7J3L0Ny8L7 -> Helena…
Rank this Week: 2281

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Aug 22

    Barnes & Noble Browsewrap Terms of Use Get Torched

    Barnes & Noble Browsewrap Terms of Use Get Torched
    Barnes & Noble, a bookseller with both an online presence and brick and mortar stores, tried to unload discontinued Hewlett-Packard Touchpad tablet computers through its website.  Barnes & Noble underestimated the demand,…
  • Aug 14

    Alleged Infringing Downloaders Call Out Movie Owner's Infringing Activitie

    Alleged Infringing Downloaders Call Out Movie Owner's Infringing Activitie
    Riding Films, Inc. claims to own a copyright in the movie “Dawn Ride.”  Riding Films sued unnamed “John Doe” defendants in at least fifteen separate lawsuits throughout the country, alleging that the John Doe…
  • Aug 8

    License for Entire Term of Helga Hat Copyright Enforceable, For Now

    License for Entire Term of Helga Hat Copyright Enforceable, For Now
    This case involves the enforceability of a settlement agreement in a copyright infringement lawsuit.  David John registered a copyright for a Viking hat, aka a Helga hat.  MainGate, Inc. sold Minnesota Vikings wear, including…
Rank this Week: 1491

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 334

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Aug 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/22/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/22/14
    Will Indie Film Survive? — Scott Timberg: “One of the casualties of our current cultural situation is the erosion of the middle — the middle class, the midlist author, the middlebrow, and the mid-budget film. Independent…
  • Aug 15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/15/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/15/14
    Special announcement: If you’re a recent law school grad in or interested in DC and copyright, the Copyright Alliance and the Copyright Office are both hiring. Info on the Copyright Alliance legal fellow position here; info on the…
  • Aug 8

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/08/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/08/14
    Plot thickens as 900 writers battle Amazon — “Some writers wholeheartedly supported the letter but were afraid to sign, Mr. Preston said. A few signed it and then backed out, citing the same reason… Mr. Preston’s…
Rank this Week: 1303

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Aug 22

    Hottest trademark term in 2014? _____ STRONG

    Hottest trademark term in 2014? _____ STRONG
    Thus far in 2014, about 2/3 of the way through the year, the hottest term in trademarks continues to be STRONG.  Note that SELFIE and DRONE are also quite popular by my count. (I’m not away of an easy way to search the USPTO TESS…
  • Aug 20

    ABA-IPL Trademark Day: Behind the Scenes at the USPTO to be held on September 18th

    ABA-IPL Trademark Day: Behind the Scenes at the USPTO to be held on September 18th
    Many readers of this blog may be interested in an upcoming event: the second annual USPTO Trademark Day from the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law to be held September 18th,at the USPTO’s headquarters in Alexandria, VA. The…
  • Aug 18

    Foursquare’s new logo: Love it or leave it?

    Foursquare’s new logo: Love it or leave it?
    The online social media site Foursquare updated its logo recently. To understand the new logo, it is helpful to know that Foursquare users “check in” at locations. The new logo is great! Especially compared with the old logo. The…
Rank this Week: 1484

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
Rank this Week: 1610

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    TTAB Affirms PTO Refusal: Specimens Fail to Show Use for Live Entertainment Service

    TTAB Affirms PTO Refusal: Specimens Fail to Show Use for Live Entertainment Service
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark FAB AGAIN for "entertainment in the nature of visual and audio performances, namely, musical band, rock group, gymnastic, dance, and ballet performances," on the ground that applicant failed…
  • Aug 21

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on this Section 2(d) Refusal of WINSTON CHURCHILL LANCASTER for Cigar

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on this Section 2(d) Refusal of WINSTON CHURCHILL LANCASTER for Cigar
    Applicant Randolph Leonard Spencer Churchill sought to register the mark shown below left, for cigarillos and cigars, but was refused registration in view of the registered mark shown below right, for chewing tobacco. On appeal, Applicant…
  • Aug 20

    TTAB Sustains Section 2(d) Opposition: VS vs. VS for Skin Moisturizer

    TTAB Sustains Section 2(d) Opposition: VS vs. VS for Skin Moisturizer
    The Board sustained an opposition to registration of the mark shown below left for various organic hair and skin care products, including skin moisturizers, finding it likely to cause confusion with the registered mark shown below right for…
Rank this Week: 241

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

Discusses entertainment and music law, trademark, copyrights, and intellectual property cases.

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • Aug 22

    Top 5 Instances When A Musician Should Hire a Music Lawyer

    Top 5 Instances When A Musician Should Hire a Music Lawyer
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Musicians have the unique opportunity to make a career creating great songs but those songs – and the musicians themselves – need to be protected…
  • Aug 20

    What is Copyright Protection All About?

    What is Copyright Protection All About?
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!These days, with such easy access to everything on the Internet—from movies to books to pictures—many people assume that creative works are free to…
  • Jul 8

    Hiring an Entertainment Attorney – Some Insider Tip

    Hiring an Entertainment Attorney – Some Insider Tip
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!If you find yourself needing an entertainment attorney to represent your creative business, these tips will come in handy. Finding the right lawyer and law…
Rank this Week: 3017

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Vous êtes rentrés de vacances et la mer vous manque? Faites-vous installer cet appareil chez vous et entraînez-vous à surfer sur les vagues ! Brevet US5387159
  • Aug 18

    T2403/11 : un paramètre mal défini

    T2403/11 : un paramètre mal défini
    La composition pour enrobage d'aliments revendiquée avait une viscosité de 80-110 Pa.s à une température de 20°C. Pour déterminer si l'invention est suffisamment décrite, la Chambre utilise le…
  • Aug 13

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Le dispositif revendiqué sert à aider une personne à monter un escalier en le poussant. Brevet US535825
Rank this Week: 1120

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
Rank this Week: 1121

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    CAFC explores double-patenting in Abbvie v. Kennedy Institute; Kennedy loses.

    CAFC explores double-patenting in Abbvie v. Kennedy Institute; Kennedy loses.
    In Abbvie v. Kennedy Institute;, Judge Dyk gives an expansive review of double-patenting.We now make explicit what was implicit in Gilead:the doctrine of obviousness-type double patenting contin-ues to apply where two patents that claim the…
  • Aug 20

    What is a reasonable interpretation of the teachings of the prior art?

    What is a reasonable interpretation of the teachings of the prior art?
    PatentDocs, in discussing the recent Apotex case on inequitable conduct, wroteThe opinion did draw an important distinction:To be clear, we agree with Apotex that Dr. Sherman had no duty to disclose his own suspicions or beliefs regarding the…
  • Aug 20

    Forbes criticizing Forbes on patents; one poseur dumping on another poseur?

    Forbes criticizing Forbes on patents; one poseur dumping on another poseur?
    A definition of a poseur is a person who pretends to be what he or she is not. Writers at Forbes pretend to be knowledgeable about patents. Criticizing an earlier Forbes piece [covered in IPBiz as Forbes dipping into yellow journalism on…
Rank this Week: 42

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 21

    Facebook Under Fire Abroad

    Facebook Under Fire Abroad
    By Stephanie Olson Austrian law student Max Schrems sued Facebook Ireland on August 1 for violating EU privacy law, and 25,000 people have since been added to the suit. “[M]any people say finally someone is doing something in this…
  • Aug 12

    Angry Plaintiffs: Seattle Artist Sues “Angry Bird” Pet Toy Company

    Angry Plaintiffs: Seattle Artist Sues “Angry Bird” Pet Toy Company
    By Peter Montine Juli Adams, a Seattle artist, has sued The Hartz Mountain Corporation for violating its license to use her “Angry Birds” plush pet toy line. Adams created the toy line before the insanely popular video game of the…
  • Aug 5

    Google’s Alliance to Slay the Patent Troll

    Google’s Alliance to Slay the Patent Troll
    By Stephen Anson Patent trolls, also known as patent assertion entities (PAEs), have been threatening technology companies for years through patent infringement lawsuits, stifling innovation and profits alike. These PAEs acquire patents…
Rank this Week: 3690

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
  • Aug 21

    Five Judges speak with one voice on Australian Patent Law Construction and Fair Basis*

    Five Judges speak with one voice on Australian Patent Law Construction and Fair Basis*
    The Rosuvastatin case is that rare beast - a decision of a 5 member Full Bench of the Federal Court. It canvases many issues and, no doubt, we shall be picking over it for years to come. Susan Gatford, at the Victorian Bar, has kindly…
  • Aug 12

    Additional damages are procedural …

    Additional damages are procedural …
    Perram J has ruled that additional damages can be awarded for conduct occurring before the statutory power was inserted in the Trade Marks Act.
  • Aug 12

    The rosuvastatin patents are still invalid

    The rosuvastatin patents are still invalid
    The 5 member Full Bench of the Federal Court has dismissed AstraZeneca's appeal in the "rosuvastatin" case.
Rank this Week: 4184

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Aug 21

    Coding with EFF

    Coding with EFF
    We at EFF are always excited to unveil new ways for our technically skilled community to help expand and defend our rights online. And time and again our members demonstrate an unbelievable drive and ability to take action in truly…
  • Aug 21

    MLDI and EFF Petition the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in the Case of Alaa Abd El Fattah

    MLDI and EFF Petition the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in the Case of Alaa Abd El Fattah
    Alaa Abd El Fattah is currently serving a fifteen-year prison sentence for spurious accusations made in connection with his longstanding and influential activism. The Egyptian blogger and activist, who was sentenced in June, has faced years…
  • Aug 21

    Cost of Defending Against A Troll Is More Than Just A Bridge Toll

    Cost of Defending Against A Troll Is More Than Just A Bridge Toll
    We recently wrote about the end of Adam Carolla’s high-profile patent battle with the troll Personal Audio. We had a guess as to why Carolla settled: patent litigation is expensive. Even Carolla, with the backing of numerous fans and…
Rank this Week: 2192

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
  • Aug 21

    Employee’s Snarky Facebook Post Lands Employer in Trouble Under the ADA

    Employee’s Snarky Facebook Post Lands Employer in Trouble Under the ADA
    In the last few years, we’ve seen how the private social media activity of employees can get employers in trouble for violating a variety of laws. The National Labor Relations Act. HIPAA. Title VII. Now you can add the Americans With…
  • May 19

    Section 230 of the CDA: An Employer’s New Friend?

    Section 230 of the CDA: An Employer’s New Friend?
    Employees can get carried away on social media. US Airways learned this the hard way when its employee responded to a customer complaint on Twitter with an obscene picture of a woman and a toy jet. An apology and deletion of the tweet…
  • May 8

    Oh Snap! Lessons From the Snapchat Settlement With the FTC

    Oh Snap! Lessons From the Snapchat Settlement With the FTC
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just announced that Snapchat agreed to settle charges that it deceived consumers about how its popular mobile message app worked and what personal data it collected from users. (Read the FTC’s press…
Rank this Week: 1809

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 667

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Aug 21

    How to Meet the Inequitable Conduct Standard after Therasense

    How to Meet the Inequitable Conduct Standard after Therasense
    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently clarified the standard necessary for holding a patent unenforceable for inequitable conduct relating to intentionally withheld references and misrepresentations of material information.…
  • Aug 14

    The Section 1447(d) Bar – State of Vermont v. MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC

    The Section 1447(d) Bar – State of Vermont v. MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC
    In a case of procedural jockeying, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in State of Vermont v. MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC, held that a “district court’s remand order dominate[d] any proceedings on th[e]…
  • Aug 12

    Be Careful Identifying Your Licensed Patents and Product

    Be Careful Identifying Your Licensed Patents and Product
    On Friday, the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Wi-LAN USA, Inc. v. Ericsson, Inc., which highlights the importance of using care when granting rights to or under patents. The interesting facts in this case resulted in two contradictory…
Rank this Week: 620

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Aug 21

    Lucky No. 13: New Jersey Becomes Newest State to ‘Ban the Box’

    Lucky No. 13: New Jersey Becomes Newest State to ‘Ban the Box’
    On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) signed “ban the box” legislation, making New Jersey the 13th state to adopt such a law. The law bars any employer with more than 15 employees over 20 calendar weeks from…
  • Aug 19

    High Profile Data Breaches Spur Legislative Action on Cyber Security

    High Profile Data Breaches Spur Legislative Action on Cyber Security
    What’s Making News? After a spate of high-profile data security breaches, many legislators, businesses, and consumers are asking what can be done to prevent such security lapses and who should be held responsible. The increased…
  • Aug 13

    Including Canada? Make Sure Your E-Mail Policies Cover Canada’s Newest Spam Law

    Including Canada? Make Sure Your E-Mail Policies Cover Canada’s Newest Spam Law
    What’s New? One of the world’s most consumer protective spam laws recently went into effect in Canada on July 1, 2014, and many companies operating outside of Canada are learning that the law also impacts them because of how…
Rank this Week: 2382

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 21

    Accelerating ex parte PTAB Appeals: For a Fee

    Accelerating ex parte PTAB Appeals: For a Fee
    By Dennis Crouch The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is burdened with a statutory mandate to quickly reach final determination in its post-issuance review trials. To meet that requirement, the PTAB has put tremendous resources into its…
  • Aug 20

    Court Finds Patent Invalid; Then Orders Defendant to Stop Infringing

    Court Finds Patent Invalid; Then Orders Defendant to Stop Infringing
    By Dennis Crouch Following the Supreme Court’s equitable relief decision in eBay, many patentees have found it difficult to obtain injunctive relief to stop ongoing infringement – even after final judgment that the patent is both…
  • Aug 19

    Myriad Patents Now Challenged at the PTO

    Myriad Patents Now Challenged at the PTO
    Myriad v. Gene Dx, Inc. In 2013, the US Supreme Court invalidated Myriad’s patent claims covering isolated DNA coding for the cancer causing BRCA1/BRCA2 by ruling that those isolated genes were unpatentable products of nature. However,…
Rank this Week: 125