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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 83

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

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

    Supreme Court Patent Cases – September 28 Update

    Supreme Court Patent Cases – September 28 Update
    by Dennis Crouch Cooper v. Lee and Cooper v. Square are both ask the same question: whether 35 U.S.C. §318(b) violates Article III of the United States Constitution, to the extent that it empowers an executive…
  • Sep 28

    Unpacking Trade Secret Damage

    Unpacking Trade Secret Damage
    Prof. Elizabeth Rowe (Florida) has posted a new article on trade secret damages: Unpacking Trade Secret Damages.   The article looks at outcomes of about 150 federal trade secret lawsuits that went to trial and received a verdict. These…
  • Sep 27

    Ethicon v. Covidien: Delegation of Institution Decisions to the PTAB

    Ethicon v. Covidien: Delegation of Institution Decisions to the PTAB
    Ethicon has filed its expected petition for writ of certiorari challenging the USPTO’s delegation of IPR Institution Decisions to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  I wrote about the case earlier: Crouch, What Powers Can the…
Rank this Week: 126

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
  • Sep 28

    “Shark Tank”-funded inflatable, solar-powered LED company receives first patent

    “Shark Tank”-funded inflatable, solar-powered LED company receives first patent
    Earlier this summer, LuminAID issued a press release to announce that it had been issued a patent grant from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office which covers its inflatable solar-powered LED technology. The patent…
  • Sep 27

    Federal Circuit says automating 3D-animation method is patent eligible

    Federal Circuit says automating 3D-animation method is patent eligible
    The Federal Circuit recently issued a decision in McRo, Inc. v. Bandai Namco Games America, which found that the software patent claims at issue were not directed to an abstract idea and were patent eligible. The patents…
  • Sep 19

    USPTO Director Lee testifies before House Judiciary Committee

    USPTO Director Lee testifies before House Judiciary Committee
    On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 13th, the intellectual property subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee convened for a hearing on oversight of practices and procedures at the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 4490

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/
  • Sep 28

    The ‘BACK’ in the .FEEDBACK TLD Refers To The Trademark Owner

    The ‘BACK’ in the .FEEDBACK TLD Refers To The Trademark Owner
    TLS is the registry behind the .FEEDBACK top level domain. The CEO of TS has stated that .FEEDBACK is UDRP-proof, because, as I understand the claim, criticism is a good faith use under the second prong of the UDRP. The CEO backed up that…
  • Sep 26

    Lawsuit re FOOTBALL FACTORY AT LEGENDS

    Lawsuit re FOOTBALL FACTORY AT LEGENDS
    We need Men In Blazers to sort this one out. Allegations that employee of NYC bar stole FOOTBALL FACTORY trademark.
  • Sep 19

    2d Cir: Brown v Winfrey re OWN YOUR POWER

    2d Cir: Brown v Winfrey re OWN YOUR POWER
    Blogged previously here and here. Plaintiff fails to establish protectability of OWN YOUR POWER, and likelihood of confusion arising from Oprah’s use on magazine cover and other usages.
Rank this Week: 231

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Transformative work of the day

    Transformative work of the day
    Shot by shot recreation of photos with male and female roles reversed, in response to a sexist GQ pictorial. Transformative, but in a good way—the reverse of the mocking transformations I cataloged in My Fair…
  • Sep 27

    It's false advertising, Charlie Brown!

    It's false advertising, Charlie Brown!
    Consider this story about "canned pumpkin" actually being squash.  False advertising, even if compliant with FDA regulations?http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Sep 27

    Star Trek, fan films and transformative use

    Star Trek, fan films and transformative use
    I have a conversation with Henry Jenkins on these topics up at his blog.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 2339

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4233

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Sep 28

    5 Important Copyright Questions Before U.S. Court

    5 Important Copyright Questions Before U.S. Court
    Copyright is an ever-changing landscape, here are five cases to watch if you're interested in public domain, pre-1972 sound recordings and more! The post 5 Important Copyright Questions Before U.S. Courts appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Sep 28

    3 Count: Roc-A-Fella

    3 Count: Roc-A-Fella
    Judge rules designer not owed royalties for Roc-A-Fella logo, composer attempting to get more royalties from 50 Cent and Cloudflare in the crosshairs. The post 3 Count: Roc-A-Fella appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Sep 27

    3 Count: Stream Ripping

    3 Count: Stream Ripping
    Recorded music industry teams up to sue YouTube-mp3.org, Canadian t-shirt designer gets c&d over stadium and sculpture and Vita developer tries kindness. The post 3 Count: Stream Ripping appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 248

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/
  • Sep 28

    Are you really anonymous online?

    Are you really anonymous online?
    As you browse the internet, online advertisers track nearly every site you visit, amassing a trove of information on your habits and preferences. When you visit a news site, they might see you’re a fan of basketball, opera and mystery…
  • Sep 20

    Which voting machines can be hacked through the Internet?

    Which voting machines can be hacked through the Internet?
    Over 9000 jurisdictions (counties and states) in the U.S. run elections with a variety of voting machines: optical scanners for paper ballots, and direct-recording “touchscreen” machines.  Which ones of them can be hacked to…
  • Sep 15

    Bitcoin’s history deserves to be better preserved

    Bitcoin’s history deserves to be better preserved
    Much of Bitcoin’s development has happened in the open in a transparent manner through the mailing list and the bitcoin-dev IRC channel. The third-party website BitcoinStats maintains logs of the bitcoin-dev IRC chats. [1] This resource…
Rank this Week: 460

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/
  • Sep 28

    Will Yahoo Feed the Patent Trolls?

    Will Yahoo Feed the Patent Trolls?
    Yahoo’s proposed auction of the Excalibur portfolio is likely to be the largest sale of computer-related patents since the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l ruling in June of 2014. Alice may reduce the number of overly-broad patents…
  • Sep 28

    Conversational Commerce: How Technology Raises the Bar for Customer Interaction

    Conversational Commerce: How Technology Raises the Bar for Customer Interaction
    Now with smartphones always-on and within reach 24/7, the way businesses need to communicate information to customers is through their mobile devices. And statistics show that the preferred method for reaching customers by their phones is via…
  • Sep 28

    Apple patents retail store developments from shopping bags to architectural design

    Apple patents retail store developments from shopping bags to architectural design
    Every once in awhile, Apple garners some attention when it files patent applications or receives patents related to its retail stores. Reports from late September in The Chicago Tribune focused on a patent application recently published by…
Rank this Week: 4941

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: 70

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    Rejecting Abandonment by Naked Licensing, TTAB Sustains 2(d) Opposition to LUCKY DILL for Restaurant Service

    Rejecting Abandonment by Naked Licensing, TTAB Sustains 2(d) Opposition to LUCKY DILL for Restaurant Service
    The Board sustained this opposition to registration of LUCKY DILL in the design form shown below, for food kiosk and restaurant services, finding it likely to cause confusion with Opposer's common law mark LUCKY DILL and THE LUCKY DILL for…
  • Sep 27

    TTAB Test: Is "HOPNOTIC" for Beer Confusable With "HPNOTIQ" for Liqueur?

    TTAB Test: Is "HOPNOTIC" for Beer Confusable With "HPNOTIQ" for Liqueur?
    Heaven Hill Distilleries petitioned to cancel Cricket Hill's registration for the mark HOPNOTIC for "beer" on the ground of likelihood of confusion with the registered mark HPNOTIQ for "liqueur." Heaven Hill proved priority, and since all…
  • Sep 26

    Mark Your Calendar: USPTO's National Trademark Expo: October 21-22

    Mark Your Calendar: USPTO's National Trademark Expo: October 21-22
    Mark your calender for the USPTO's National Trademark Expo to be be held on October 21st and 22nd at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. More information here. The Expo is open to any owner of a…
Rank this Week: 209

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 28

    For Wrigley Field Street Vendors, It’s Win or Go Home

    For Wrigley Field Street Vendors, It’s Win or Go Home
    The Chicago Cubs are rolling into the playoffs, putting the finishing touches on a historically dominant regular season with over 100 wins. Cubs fans (like me) even dare to dream that the century-plus long championship drought may finally…
  • Sep 27

    A new NHL team: The Las Vegas Silver (or Desert) (or Golden) Knight

    A new NHL team: The Las Vegas Silver (or Desert) (or Golden) Knight
    Have you heard about the NHL’s newest, not-yet-fully-named hockey team, based in Las Vegas? Although the team’s inaugural season will not begin until October 2017, season tickets have already sold out. This exciting…
  • Sep 26

    How Would You Pronounce Infringement?

    How Would You Pronounce Infringement?
    Last week, we discussed Caribou Coffee’s billboard ad referencing transparency — this week another installment from Caribou’s current Minneapolis skyway billboard campaign: That one made me think of this one, a post from a…
Rank this Week: 535

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/
  • Sep 28

    Does Compensation Deter Takings? New (and Surprising) Evidence

    Does Compensation Deter Takings? New (and Surprising) Evidence
    Ronit Levine-Schnur & Gideon Parchomovsky, Is the Government Fiscally Blind? An Empirical Examination of the Effect of the Compensation Requirement on Eminent Domain Exercises, 45 J. Legal Stud. (forthcoming 2016), available at Penn…
  • Sep 27

    Looking Intersectionally and Seeing Structural Bia

    Looking Intersectionally and Seeing Structural Bia
    Priscilla Ocen, (E)Racing Childhood: Examining the Racialized Construction of Childhood and Innocence in the Treatment of Sexually Exploited Minors, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 1586 (2015).Wendy Anne BachEvery day, across the criminal justice system,…
  • Sep 26

    How Do Lawyers’ Expertise Matter in Ordinary Litigation?

    How Do Lawyers’ Expertise Matter in Ordinary Litigation?
    Rebecca L. Sandefur, Elements of Professional Expertise: Understanding Relational and Substantive Expertise through Lawyers’ Impact, 80 Am. Soc. Rev. 909 (2015).Sida LiuLawyers play important roles in litigation. To scholars and law…
Rank this Week: 147

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Sep 28

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Midyear trade results hint at a very positive year for global recorded-music sales All of the world’s major…
  • Sep 14

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. ECJ clarifies the copyright infringement rules concerning hyperlinks The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that…
  • Aug 31

    New issue of Music & Copyright

    New issue of Music & Copyright
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Russia’s royalty collection system heading for a big shake-up Russia’s music royalty collecting segment has…
Rank this Week: 365

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Wednesday Whimsie

    Wednesday Whimsie
    Eleonora has keeping IPKat in the loopas the new rules emergedIPKat's very own Eleonora Rosati has been featured in a recent Financial Times piece, "Old media hopes to benefit from new EU copyright rules" available here [behind a paywall…
  • Sep 27

    Book review: Global Governance of Intellectual Property in the 21st Century

    Book review: Global Governance of Intellectual Property in the 21st Century
    Navigating through intellectual property law and policy on the global stage can at times feel like being an apocryphal blind man trying to describe an elephant. The aspects and impressions are so different that without a broad outlook and a…
  • Sep 27

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week #Nevertoolate

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week #Nevertoolate
    Distracted by something strange in your neighbourhood last week? Forgot to read the IPKat with as much attention as usual? Don't worry, the IPKat team can always be relied upon to answer the call for a quick summary: here's the 115th…
Rank this Week: 68

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Sep 27

    Inherent Disclosure Supports Priority Claim

    Inherent Disclosure Supports Priority Claim
    In Yeda Research and Development Co. v. Abbott GmbH and Co., the Federal Circuit invoked the doctrine of inherent disclosure to uphold a priority claim to a German priority application that only partly described the claimed protein.…
  • Sep 21

    GMO Food Labeling And CRISPR

    GMO Food Labeling And CRISPR
    A new law targeted at GMO food labeling instructs the Secretary of Agriculture to establish standards for identifying “bioengineered” food.  While many might think CRISPR-modified foods will be covered by such a law, certain…
  • Sep 19

    CAFC Says Functional Claim Language Does Not Create Divided Infringement

    CAFC Says Functional Claim Language Does Not Create Divided Infringement
    In LifeNet Health v. LifeCell Corporation, one of the many issues the Federal Circuit decided was that functional claim language did not create a divided infringement situation, even though an independent actor could impact…
Rank this Week: 3840

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 27

    PTAB Life Sciences Report

    PTAB Life Sciences Report
    By John Cravero and Richard Martin -- About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each week we will report on recent developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Medtronic Xomed, Inc. v. Neurovision Medical Products, Inc. PTAB Petition:…
  • Sep 26

    Tridim Innovations LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2016)

    Tridim Innovations LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2016)
    "Computer Display System" Patent Found Invalid under § 101 By Joseph Herndon -- Tridim Innovations LLC sued Amazon.com, Inc. for patent infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,838,326 and 5,847,709 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern…
  • Sep 25

    FDA Approves Amjevita -- Amgen's HUMIRA® Biosimilar

    FDA Approves Amjevita -- Amgen's HUMIRA® Biosimilar
    By Andrew Williams -- On Friday, the FDA approved Amgen's application to market Amjevita (adalimumab-atto), a biosimilar to AbbVie's HUMIRA (adalimumab) fully human anti-TNF-α antibody. This marks the fourth biosimilar approved by the…
Rank this Week: 406

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 881

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 27

    T610/11 : l'erreur ne vient pas du mandataire

    T610/11 : l'erreur ne vient pas du mandataire
    Trois semaines après la convocation pour la procédure orale, prévue pour le 8 juillet dernier, le mandataire de la demanderesse avait envoyé un courrier dans lequel il retirait le recours et annonçait qu'il…
  • Sep 25

    La fin des tomate

    La fin des tomate
    Après 2 décisions de la Grande Chambre, et 3 décisions de la Chambre 3.3.04, la saga "tomates" est sur le point de se terminer. Le brevet EP1211926, déposé en 2000, portait sur la production de tomates…
  • Sep 22

    T1377/15 : recours contre une notification selon la règle 71(3) CBE

    T1377/15 : recours contre une notification selon la règle 71(3) CBE
    La division d'examen, étant d'avis que la requête subsidiaire 1 satisfaisait les exigences de la CBE, avait envoyé une notification selon la règle 71(3) CBE accompagnée d'une annexe (formulaire 2906)…
Rank this Week: 947

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    Nationwide EAS Test Update: FCC “Recommends” Time Slots for Form Two Filing

    Nationwide EAS Test Update: FCC “Recommends” Time Slots for Form Two Filing
    As we all know, the FCC has been planning the second nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System for months. To monitor how the test goes, the Commission developed a whole new online reporting system – the EAS Test Reporting System…
  • Sep 26

    Nationwide EAS Test Still Set for September 28

    Nationwide EAS Test Still Set for September 28
    Just a quick reminder for all EAS participants. The second-ever nationwide test of the EAS system is still set for Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:20 p.m. (ET). This is a command-performance-all-hands-on-deck gig for all participants, so…
  • Sep 26

    Six-Figure Fine for Failing to Focus on Former Felonie

    Six-Figure Fine for Failing to Focus on Former Felonie
    Many FCC forms completed on a “routine” basis may need extra attention. Anyone who fills in pretty much any FCC form should be familiar with the certifications required by those forms. Anyone who “signs” an FCC form…
Rank this Week: 3308

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/
  • Sep 27

    Diseñan software para optimizar la producción de vino

    Diseñan software para optimizar la producción de vino
    Ensenada, Baja California. 29 de agosto de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Una herramienta digital que facilite y optimice las operaciones administrativas de los productores vitivinícolas de México es diseñada…
  • Sep 27

    Evalúan resistencia sísmica de muro

    Evalúan resistencia sísmica de muro
    Coquimatlán, Colima. 29 de agosto de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Con la finalidad de prevenir los daños que ocasionan los sismos en las viviendas, en el Laboratorio de Experimentación y Modelación…
  • Sep 27

    Mexicano en GB profundiza en uso de células dentales para regeneración auditiva

    Mexicano en GB profundiza en uso de células dentales para regeneración auditiva
    Se busca a futuro que el método sea utilizado el tratamiento a otros padecimientos La sordera es un padecimiento en el que la capacidad auditiva disminuye o desaparece; actualmente existen pocos procedimientos para tratarla, ya que…
Rank this Week: 974

Throughout the Universe

Throughout the Universe

Offers perspectives on law for the creative business. By Dane Johnson.

http://www.issbusinesslaw.com
Rank this Week: 2028

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
  • Sep 27

    Facial Recognition, Differential Privacy, and Trade-Offs in Apple's Latest OS Release

    Facial Recognition, Differential Privacy, and Trade-Offs in Apple's Latest OS Release
    Many users rely on cloud-based machine learning and data collection for everything from tagging photos of friends online to remembering shopping preferences. Although this can be useful and convenient, it can also be a user privacy disaster.…
  • Sep 27

    Five EFF Tools to Help You Protect Yourself Online

    Five EFF Tools to Help You Protect Yourself Online
    Do you get creeped out when an ad eerily related to your recent Internet activity seems to follow you around the web? Do you ever wonder why you sometimes see a green lock with “https” in your address bar, and other times just…
  • Sep 27

    Promoting Transparency in Trade Act Would Bring Long-Needed Reforms to the USTR

    Promoting Transparency in Trade Act Would Bring Long-Needed Reforms to the USTR
    The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has failed the American public. Let's count the ways. It has presided over the conclusion of a massively unpopular trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), that both…
Rank this Week: 2571

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/
  • Sep 27

    Does the FTC Get a Free Pass From Section 230?–FTC v. LeadClick

    Does the FTC Get a Free Pass From Section 230?–FTC v. LeadClick
    I’ve often joked that the FTC and state AGs choose to live in a fantasy world where Section 230 doesn’t exist. But a new ruling from the Second Circuit has turned my joke on its ear, suggesting that my underlying...
  • Sep 25

    Court Dumps Crappy Trademark & Keyword Ad Case–ONEPul v. BagSpot

    Court Dumps Crappy Trademark & Keyword Ad Case–ONEPul v. BagSpot
    It’s a highlight of my day to read an opinion that starts out: the litigants “are competitors in the dog waste disposal industry.” Blogging can be a crappy gig, but someone’s gotta do it. The litigants have competing…
  • Sep 16

    Trademark Law Can’t Stop Competitor’s Employee Recruitment Efforts–XPO v. R+L

    Trademark Law Can’t Stop Competitor’s Employee Recruitment Efforts–XPO v. R+L
    Con-way and R+L compete in the freight business. XPO bought Con-way, and the acquisition sparked apparently non-speculative concerns that some Con-way employees would be laid off (which layoffs did indeed ensue, e.g., 1, 2). Before any…
Rank this Week: 533

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Sep 27

    FBI vs. The Dark Web

    FBI vs. The Dark Web
    The Fourth Amendment guarantees a right to privacy… or so we all thought.  In the recent string of Playpen cases pending now across the United States, this issue has arisen after the discovery of thousands of users of the child…
  • Sep 27

    NHTSA Policies for Autonomous Vehicles Provide a Crucial First Step in the Widespread Adoption of Driverless Car

    NHTSA Policies for Autonomous Vehicles Provide a Crucial First Step in the Widespread Adoption of Driverless Car
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced this past week a policy framework that will guide the development of future federal autonomous or driverless automobiles. The policy is being released as agency guidance as…
  • Sep 26

    Wearable Tech: Dream or Nightmare?

    Wearable Tech: Dream or Nightmare?
    With a majority of Americans not performing enough aerobic exercise, there has been a recent push for better physical fitness. Enter: wearable technology. The trend has taken over the market: Google is spending money on tech glasses, Apple…
Rank this Week: 1346

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/
  • Sep 27

    Network Neutrality in 1992

    Network Neutrality in 1992
    I've been remiss in blogging of late; I had a really busy summer and beginning of Fall. I have a bit more time now and hope to resume some blogging about papers and cases shortly. In the meantime, it doesn't take long to write a post about…
  • Sep 6

    Sandeen and Seaman: Toward a Federal Jurisprudence of Trade Secret Law

    Sandeen and Seaman: Toward a Federal Jurisprudence of Trade Secret Law
    If you're interested in the fate of trade secrets law, and you like conflicts of law, I recommend taking a look at Sharon Sandeen and Chris Seaman's paper, Toward a Federal Jurisprudence of Trade Secret Law, when it comes out. As we know,…
  • Sep 1

    Mark Rose: The Authors and their Personalities that Shaped Copyright Law

    Mark Rose: The Authors and their Personalities that Shaped Copyright Law
    “Great cases like hard cases make bad law” said Justice Holmes at the turn of the twentieth century. By contrast in copyright law, complex personalities and facts seem to allow the law to work itself pure. That seems to be the…
Rank this Week: 3236

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Sep 27

    DELETION OF THE “GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION” REQUIREMENT FOR TRADEMARKS: OPENING PANDORA’S BOX?

    DELETION OF THE “GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION” REQUIREMENT FOR TRADEMARKS: OPENING PANDORA’S BOX?
    By Ulrike Gruebler (Hamburg) and Gaspard Debiesse (Paris) To stay ahead of the competition, players of the fashion industry have a permanent need to renew their communication strategies, including the use of new technologies and media.…
  • Sep 22

    WHOSE NAME IS IT ANYWAY?

    WHOSE NAME IS IT ANYWAY?
    By Ruth Hoy and Emily Leach (London) Designing under your own name is a natural, even intuitive choice for many designers and is an established practice in the fashion industry.  To protect their brand, designers often register their own…
  • Sep 20

    THE RIGHT OF A TRADEMARK OWNER TO ACT AGAINST PREPARATORY ACTS OF INFRINGEMENT

    THE RIGHT OF A TRADEMARK OWNER TO ACT AGAINST PREPARATORY ACTS OF INFRINGEMENT
    By Justyna Wilczynska-Baraniak and Aleksandra Baczykowska (Warsaw) In the fashion industry, tags and labels are a key element of the end product.  Therefore, the change of Regulation 2015/2424 and Directive 2008/95/EC of 16 December 2015…
Rank this Week: 342

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Sep 27

    M&A prospects in the healthcare industry

    M&A prospects in the healthcare industry
    RR Donnelley’s August 2016 VENUE Market Spotlight focused on the healthcare industry and the prospects for M&A activity in that space over the next 12 months. The report notes that there were 678 healthcare transactions in the…
  • Sep 22

    Discipline: a key deal factor for mid-market companie

    Discipline: a key deal factor for mid-market companie
    Earlier this year, we reviewed Deloitte and Touche LLP’s (Deloitte) 2016 survey of M&A trends (the Survey), which predicted that the year would match or exceed deal volume as compared to 2015. Deloitte recently published an article…
  • Sep 20

    Deal protection measures: force-the-vote provision

    Deal protection measures: force-the-vote provision
    Negotiating an acquisition can be an intensive process for both buyers and sellers. For both parties, deal certainty is important when the right transaction is on the table. However for the target, the key is striking the appropriate balance…
Rank this Week: 2043

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Sep 27

    Free “legal” advice — pro bono, that i

    Free “legal” advice — pro bono, that i
    What do you know?  No one can own “pro bono” — regardless of how it’s spelled.  John Welch: The USPTO refused registration of the mark PROBOKNOW, in standard character form, deeming it merely descriptive of…
  • Sep 16

    Twice as nice in Ohio

    Twice as nice in Ohio
    Two times twice, really.  Next week I will be presenting in Ohio for the second time, which is nice twice once. Nice twice twice is that this second presentation is the 26th All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property…
  • Sep 9

    Official, municipal and trademarkable

    Official, municipal and trademarkable
    Originally posted 2012-07-23 14:01:30. Republished by Blog Post PromoterA long time ago I asked this question about the aggressive IP — or quasi-IP — enforcement policy of New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority: [T]he…
Rank this Week: 113

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/
Rank this Week: 1803

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

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

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3211

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Sep 27

    Someone Posted a Photo of Me Online Without Consent

    Someone Posted a Photo of Me Online Without Consent
    People come to this site almost every day with questions about whether someone can post their picture on the internet without obtaining consent. Some people even ask if it’s a crime or whether they can sue. Sue for what? Which of…
  • Sep 4

    What’s Up with YouTube Pulling Ads from Videos?

    What’s Up with YouTube Pulling Ads from Videos?
    In the last week, several people have posted that YouTube pulled the ads from their videos because their content wasn’t “advertiser-friendly.” What’s Advertiser-Friendly Content? According to YouTube policies, ads can…
  • Aug 30

    Getting Fired because of your Side Hustle

    Getting Fired because of your Side Hustle
    When I was on one of the weekly calls with my mastermind group last week, one of my fellow Shankminders asked me to comment on a phenomenon amongst entrepreneurs – working on your side gig while at your full-time job. Wait . . . what?!…
Rank this Week: 3644

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Sep 27

    A wonderful future for EU copyright ... or not? An event reminder

    A wonderful future for EU copyright ... or not? An event reminder
    What happens when copyright enthusiasts meetAs reported by this blog a few days ago, further to the release by the EU Commission of its new copyright package, I am organising two new events to discuss the relevant implications for our…
  • Sep 26

    Ladies [and Gentlemen] Now Let’s Get [IP] [“INFORMATION”]

    Ladies [and Gentlemen] Now Let’s Get [IP] [“INFORMATION”]
    Matthew Fulks, an independent filmmaker, had filed a copyright infringement suit against Beyoncé on June 8, 2016, claiming that the trailer (the Trailer) for her “Lemonade” movie (the Movie), which accompanied the April…
  • Sep 25

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    A photograph of the Northern Lights sparkling above a village in Belarus (right) has no artistic merit whatsoever according to a recent court ruling in a copyright dispute between a well-known photographer and Belarus's state-run television…
Rank this Week: 2562

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

Swiss Blawg – mostly in German – on current legal topics, in particular related to IP/IT.

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Sep 26

    Bildersuche mit Siri: Vorsicht, Urheberrecht!

    Bildersuche mit Siri: Vorsicht, Urheberrecht!
    Mit MacOS 10.12 «Sierra» hat die persönliche Assistentin Siri unter anderem gelernt, im Web nach Bildern zu suchen. Apple greift dafür auf die Bildersuche von Bing zurück. Die Ergebnisse kann …
  • Sep 24

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #147

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #147
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem zum Drogenhandel im Internet, zu Kunstfälschungen und zur Frage, was aus dem Briefgeheimnis geworden ist … Darknet: «Der…
  • Sep 23

    Urheberrecht: Kabinettspolitik hinter verschlossenen Türen

    Urheberrecht: Kabinettspolitik hinter verschlossenen Türen
    Das schweizerische Urheberrechtsgesetz (URG) soll revidiert werden. Im entsprechenden Vernehmlassungsverfahren ging bis Ende März 2016 «die aussergewöhnlich hohe Zahl von 1224 Stellungnahmen ein, deren Stossrichtungen zum Teil…
Rank this Week: 1794

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Sep 26

    Solar Aid: 10 Million Solar Lights for Africa

    Solar Aid: 10 Million Solar Lights for Africa
    But there is still a long way to go, since 600 million people still use dirty, expensive and unhealthy kerosene lamps. Here is a video published at the occasion of Solar Aid’s ten year anniversary:  
  • Sep 25

    Volker Quaschning Speech

    Volker Quaschning Speech
    A speech on recent German renewable energy policy (in German). I agree with most of his positions. Some highlights: While Germany has had some success introducing renewable sources in the electricity sector, there are also the heating and…
  • Jul 25

    Mine Gas Feed-in Tariff as Precedent for Hydrogen FiT

    Mine Gas Feed-in Tariff as Precedent for Hydrogen FiT
    I recall speculating about the possibility of a feed-in tariff for power to gas hydrogen in Germany yesterday. Meanwhile I noticed that there is a precedent for this in the EEG, which is the feed-in tariff for mine gas. Mine gas is mostly…
Rank this Week: 2356

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

An online repository for intellectual property articles, papers and news.

http://www.nlipw.com/
Rank this Week: 2515

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Social Links: Yelp’s Communications Decency Act claim; Twitter loosens its character limit; building a Snapchat audience

    Social Links: Yelp’s Communications Decency Act claim; Twitter loosens its character limit; building a Snapchat audience
    The California Supreme Court agreed to hear Yelp’s case arguing that requiring the company to remove a one-star review of a law firm “creates a gaping hole” in the immunity that shields internet service providers from suits…
  • Sep 26

    5 Questions to Help Prepare for a Ransomware Attack

    5 Questions to Help Prepare for a Ransomware Attack
    The news has been filled this year with reports of ransomware attacks against companies and government agencies, including even law enforcement. Ransomware refers to a type of malware that encrypts or otherwise restricts access to a…
  • Sep 23

    Cybercrime and Victim Shaming

    Cybercrime and Victim Shaming
    Our Morrison & Foerster colleague and Socially Aware contributor Miriam Wugmeister has published a thought provoking and insightful op-ed piece in The Hill on how companies that are the targets of cyberattacks are too often…
Rank this Week: 3714

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: 310

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1392

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
  • Sep 26

    Filing Cybersquatting Complaints With No Actionable Claim

    Filing Cybersquatting Complaints With No Actionable Claim
    I noted in last week’s essay three kinds of cybersquatting complaints typically filed under ICANN’S Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). The third (utterly meritless) kind are also filed in federal court under the…
  • Sep 19

    Three Kinds of UDRP Disputes and Their Outcome

    Three Kinds of UDRP Disputes and Their Outcome
    There are three kinds of udrp disputes, those that are out-and-out cybersquatting, those that are truly contested, and those that are flat-out overreaching by trademark owners. In the first group are the plain vanilla disputes; sometimes…
  • Sep 12

    Getting it Right the First Time; Second Chance With New Fact

    Getting it Right the First Time; Second Chance With New Fact
    UDRP complainants are expected to get it right the first time, and if they don’t there’s a narrow window for a second filing. Evidence previously available but overlooked will not support a new complaint, although this does not…
Rank this Week: 389

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4727

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Sep 26

    Commemorating Five Years of the America Invents Act

    Commemorating Five Years of the America Invents Act
    Guest Blog by Dana Robert Colarulli, Director of the Office of Governmental Affairs We’ve come a long way in five years. The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), signed in 2011 by President Obama, modernized the U.S. patent system…
  • Sep 20

    Transparency in Patent Examination Prosecution: Master Review Form

    Transparency in Patent Examination Prosecution: Master Review Form
    Guest blog by Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality Valencia Martin Wallace One important component of the USPTO’s commitment to achieve greater accuracy, clarity, and consistency in examination and prosecution is the Clarity and…
  • Sep 16

    Five Years of Patent Pro Bono Succe

    Five Years of Patent Pro Bono Succe
    Guest blog by Will Covey, Deputy General Counsel and John Kirkpatrick, Patent Pro Bono Coordinator Five years ago, President Obama signed the America Invents Act (AIA) into law, bringing sweeping changes to the U.S. patent system.  In…
Rank this Week: 4826

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/
  • Sep 25

    More Lessons From McRo

    More Lessons From McRo
    More Lessons from McRo By Robert R. Sachs My previous blog on McRo focused on the direct aspects of the decision, but there are other excellent points that the court makes and that can be derived from the opinion, and that should play an…
  • Sep 19

    Bad Science Makes Bad Patent Law—No Science Makes It Worse (Part II)

    Bad Science Makes Bad Patent Law—No Science Makes It Worse (Part II)
    By: Robert R. Sachs In Part I, I explained some general criteria for laws of nature, considering the prototypes of Newton's laws and Einstein's E=mc2. Now I'll turn to whether there are laws of nature in biology. Biological generalizations,…
  • Sep 15

    McRo: Preemption Matters After All

    McRo: Preemption Matters After All
    By Robert R. Sachs The Federal Circuit has released its long-awaited opinion in McRo v. Bandai, reversing the lower court’s decision that the claims were ineligible subject matter. McRo’s invention in U.S. 6,307,576 was a method used in…
Rank this Week: 4026

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    September 25, 2016: Last Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Jane Pauley named replacement.

    September 25, 2016: Last Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Jane Pauley named replacement.
    The beginning of the special episode Celebrating Charlie included a sun with a bowtie. A different edition of Sunday morning. Last day of hosting. Black suit, white shirt. First up, Rita Braver tells Charlie: Relax. Almost fifty years…
  • Sep 23

    Nature discusses recent events in the CRISPR patent battle

    Nature discusses recent events in the CRISPR patent battle
    Obviousness in patent law is measured relevant to a person having ordinary skill in the art (sometimes designated PHOSITA). The CRISPR patent battles will, in part, turn on the level of skill.Nature wrote of the Doudna (Berkeley) vs. Zhang…
  • Sep 23

    CAFC affirms D. Delaware in Roche v. Lifescan: the meaning of "microelectrode"

    CAFC affirms D. Delaware in Roche v. Lifescan: the meaning of "microelectrode"
    Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc. and Corange InternationalLimited (“Roche”) appeal from the UnitedStates District Court for the District of Delaware’s grantof summary judgment in favor of Lifescan Incorporatedand Nova…
Rank this Week: 36

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
  • Sep 24

    Do We Really Own the Tats on Our Bodies?

    Do We Really Own the Tats on Our Bodies?
    Many of us function under the assumption that tattoos on our bodies are ours to display in any form we wish. Intellectual property lawsuits regarding the rights of tattoo artists have begun to highlight a number of questions concerning who…
  • Sep 23

    Artist Suing Police for Violating her Constitutional Right

    Artist Suing Police for Violating her Constitutional Right
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Idaho and Co-counsel have filed a lawsuit against Idaho State Police on behalf of the Visual Arts Collective, Alley Repertory Theater, and performance artist Anne McDonald. McDonald is claiming the…
  • Sep 21

    Proposed Law will Protect International Art Loans from US Court Jurisdiction

    Proposed Law will Protect International Art Loans from US Court Jurisdiction
    According to many museum professionals, certain countries are reluctant to loan works of art to arts institutions in the United States due to ongoing ownership or provenance questions. A recent bill sent to Senate for consideration, the…
Rank this Week: 376