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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 380

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    CAFC to PTAB in Icon v. Strava: Attorney argument is not evidence or explanation in support of a conclusion.

    CAFC to PTAB in Icon v. Strava: Attorney argument is not evidence or explanation in support of a conclusion.
    The issues:Icon presents two arguments on appeal. First, Iconcontends that “[t]he principal error affecting all aspects ofthe reexamination proceedings is Strava’s use of an expertto supply legal conclusions of obviousness”…
  • Feb 23

    Burneko discusses plagiarism at SB Nation

    Burneko discusses plagiarism at SB Nation
    Albert Burneko commented on a plagiarism issue at SB Nation, in which an "unpaid" provider to SB Nation copied text from somewhere else. See if you can follow the logic, here, such as it is. This happened on one of the hundreds of websites…
  • Feb 22

    CAFC tackles "covered business method" patents in SecureAxce

    CAFC tackles "covered business method" patents in SecureAxce
    In SecureAxcess v. PNC, Judge Plager begins the majority decision:This is a patent case—the issue turns on what is acovered business method patent. Appellant Secure Axcess,LLC (“Secure Axcess”) challenges a Final…
Rank this Week: 319

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Supreme Court Denies Belmora's Petition for Certioriari in the FLANAX Case

    Supreme Court Denies Belmora's Petition for Certioriari in the FLANAX Case
    The Supreme Court has denied the petition for writ of certiorari filed by Belmora LLC, seeking review of the Fourth Circuit's decision in Belmora LLC v. Bayer Consumer Care AG and Bayer Healthcare LLC,  819 F.3d 697 (4th Cir.…
  • Feb 27

    TTAB Okays Amendment of "IBOOKSTORE" to "IBOOKS STORE," Finds Acquired Distinctivene

    TTAB Okays Amendment of "IBOOKSTORE" to "IBOOKS STORE," Finds Acquired Distinctivene
    In this consolidated appeal, the Board reversed the USPTO's refusal to allow amendment of Apple's mark from IBOOKSTORE to IBOOKS STORE (two words), and then found that Apple had established acquired distinctiveness for the amended mark based…
  • Feb 24

    TTAB Test: Which Two of These Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Were Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which Two of These Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Were Reversed?
    Two of these four Section 2(e)(1) refusals were reversed. Put on your TTAB judicial robes and see if you can figure out how these recent appeals came out. [Answer will be found in first comment].In re Blue Equity Int'l, LLC, Serial No.…
Rank this Week: 303

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/
  • Feb 27

    Cuándo los medicamentos pueden comprometer la vida más que la enfermedad

    Cuándo los medicamentos pueden comprometer la vida más que la enfermedad
    Automedicarse o sobredosificarse en el paciente con diabetes puede tener lamentables consecuencias, por lo que la comunicación con el médico resulta imperante A todos nos puede pasar el hecho de olvidar tomar la dosis de un…
  • Feb 27

    Bioetanol: el combustible alternativo para México

    Bioetanol: el combustible alternativo para México
    Por Felipe Sánchez Banda Saltillo, Coahuila.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Con el objetivo de desarrollar un biocombustible de segunda generación a partir de residuos de agave, científicos del Departamento de…
  • Feb 27

    Crean base de metadatos de investigación marina en México

    Crean base de metadatos de investigación marina en México
    Por Marytere Narváez Mérida, Yucatán. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Con el objetivo de facilitar el uso eficiente de la información existente en torno a los recursos marinos en México y estimular la…
Rank this Week: 152

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

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

    Expansion of the Patent-Ineligibility Doctrine: Are Method of Treatment Claims Patent-Eligible?

    Expansion of the Patent-Ineligibility Doctrine: Are Method of Treatment Claims Patent-Eligible?
    While Supreme Court decisions in Myriad and Mayo (and the subsequent Federal Circuit decision in Sequenom) pulled diagnostic claims under the gambit of 35 U.S.C. § 101, method of treatment claims seemingly survived the recent judicial…
  • Feb 20

    Will You, Won't You Join The Biosimilar Patent Dance?

    Will You, Won't You Join The Biosimilar Patent Dance?
    In the latest dispute surrounding the “patent dance” provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), Genentech, Inc. has filed a complaint against Amgen, Inc., alleging that after opting into the…
  • Feb 13

    Federal Circuit Finds "Consisting Of" Requires Reversing Infringement Of Shire Lialda Patent

    Federal Circuit Finds "Consisting Of" Requires Reversing Infringement Of Shire Lialda Patent
    The Federal Circuit focused on the “consisting of” language in the claims at issue when it reversed the district court’s finding that Watson’s ANDA product would infringe the only Orange Book-listed Shire Lialda…
Rank this Week: 4710

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: 275

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: 801

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Feb 27

    US Senate Candidate in California Critical of Bayh-Dole Act

    US Senate Candidate in California Critical of Bayh-Dole Act
    Michael Eisen, a geneticist at University of California, Berkeley, has written a blog post concerning the CRISPR dispute, the Bayh-Dole Act and academic science.  Notably, Dr. Eisen is running for the U.S. Senate in California.  Dr.…
  • Feb 22

    Public Universities Bringing More Patent Suits and May Be Immune to IPR

    Public Universities Bringing More Patent Suits and May Be Immune to IPR
    A recent Technology Transfer Tactics article by Jesse Schwartz published on February 22, 2017 states that universities are bringing more intellectual property suits, particularly patent infringement actions, against large companies. …
  • Feb 14

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Releases 2017 International IP Index

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Releases 2017 International IP Index
    In February of 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) released its 2017 International IP Index.  (Index).  Unsurprisingly, the overall conclusion is that IP is the medicine for all that ills countries.  The 148 page Index…
Rank this Week: 1430

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!
    This Kitten is delighted to bring you the 137th edition of Never Too Late covering the posts from 20 until 26 February!What?! February is almost Gone!!!!!!!Patents and the Silicon Valley of clothespinsNeil Wilkof ruminates about the…
  • Feb 27

    Appeal practice in Spain: long is out, footnotes are in

    Appeal practice in Spain: long is out, footnotes are in
    For Kat readers who agonize whether prolixity or brevity is the better approach in drafting court appeals, IP practitioners in Spain have now been given their marching orders. Kat friend Colm Ahern of Elzaburu in Madrid summarizes that the…
  • Feb 26

    Patents and the Silicon Valley of clothespin

    Patents and the Silicon Valley of clothespin
    The American comedian Rodney Dangerfield was most identified with his iconic line-—“I don’t get no respect.” He would have been so jealous of the clothespin, also called a “clothes peg”, or simply…
Rank this Week: 138

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1872

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Feb 27

    Copyright Law: What Does Copyright Protect?

    Copyright Law: What Does Copyright Protect?
    What does copyright protect? Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and…
  • Feb 24

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Trial Court Grants Stay in Axiron Lawsuit

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Trial Court Grants Stay in Axiron Lawsuit
    Indianapolis, Indiana – The matter of Eli Lilly and Company, et al. v. Apotex Inc., et al. has been stayed pending a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. This Indiana lawsuit was initiated by Lilly, an…
  • Feb 23

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Lilly Sues TWi Pharmaceuticals for Patent Infringement

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Lilly Sues TWi Pharmaceuticals for Patent Infringement
    Indianapolis, Indiana – A patent lawyer for Eli Lilly and Company of Indianapolis, Indiana, Eli Lilly Export S.A. of Geneva, Switzerland and Acrux DDS, Pty Ltd. of West Melbourne, Australia filed an intellectual property lawsuit in the…
Rank this Week: 158

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/
  • Feb 27

    SCOTUS invites Michelle Lee to Respond to Oil States IPR related petition for certiorari

    SCOTUS invites Michelle Lee to Respond to Oil States IPR related petition for certiorari
    The first and perhaps most obvious news story here relates to the fact that the United States Supreme Court believes that Michelle Lee remains Director of the USPTO... This dispute is between the parties to an inter partes review (IPR)…
  • Feb 27

    Will the Trump Administration Be Pro Patent?

    Will the Trump Administration Be Pro Patent?
    One of the many questions about the Trump Administration after its first month is how it views the U.S. patent system. I asked several experienced veterans of the patent reform wars to review the article and share their thoughts on some key…
  • Feb 27

    Can Congress Bar Review of PTAB Decisions to Institute Inter Partes Review?

    Can Congress Bar Review of PTAB Decisions to Institute Inter Partes Review?
    Wi-Fi One stands among the latest—and potentially the most important—in a series of cases that have called into question both the degree to which Congress intended to restrict the authority of federal courts to review certain…
Rank this Week: 4813

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 27

    Judge Sleet Finds that Actavis’ Proposed ANDA Products Infringe Recro’s Asserted Patent

    Judge Sleet Finds that Actavis’ Proposed ANDA Products Infringe Recro’s Asserted Patent
    By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Gregory M. Sleet in Recro Gainesville LLC v. Actavis Laboratories FL, Inc., Civil Action No. 14-1118-GMS (D.Del. February 24, 2017)(consolidated), the Court, following a three-day bench trial and…
  • Feb 18

    Chief Judge Stark Grants Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment of Patent Ineligibility

    Chief Judge Stark Grants Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment of Patent Ineligibility
    By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in Intellectual Ventures I LLC et al. v. Symantec Corp. et al., C.A. No. 13-440-LPS (D.Del. February 13, 2017), the Court granted Defendants’ motion for summary judgment of…
  • Feb 10

    Judge Andrews Grants in Part Teva’s Motion to Dismiss ANDA Complaint

    Judge Andrews Grants in Part Teva’s Motion to Dismiss ANDA Complaint
    By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Richard G. Andrews in Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. v. Actavis Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 14-1381-RGA (D.Del. February 8, 2017), the Court granted defendant Teva Pharmaceuticals USA,…
Rank this Week: 1247

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 881

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
  • Feb 27

    Data Brokers: Don’t Let Your Data be Used For Human Rights Abuse

    Data Brokers: Don’t Let Your Data be Used For Human Rights Abuse
    EFF, Amnesty International, Color of Change, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and our other coalition partners are urging data brokers to take a stand against government surveillance and discrimination based on religion, national…
  • Feb 24

    Fair Use as Consumer Protection

    Fair Use as Consumer Protection
    Talking about fair use often means talking about your right to re-use existing copyrighted works in the process of making something new  - to make remixes and documentaries, parodies, or even to build novel Internet search tools. But now…
  • Feb 24

    Copyright Law Versus Internet Culture

    Copyright Law Versus Internet Culture
    Throughout human history, culture has been made by people telling one another stories, building on what has come before, and making it their own. Every generation, every storyteller puts their own spin on old tales to reflect their own values…
Rank this Week: 2350

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Feb 27

    Testifying as to Obviousness and Remanding to the PTAB

    Testifying as to Obviousness and Remanding to the PTAB
    by Dennis Crouch Icon Health and Fitness v. Strava (Fed. Cir. 2017) (Reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 7,789,800) Expert Testimony on the Conclusion of Obviousness:  In the inter partes reexamination case here, the issue arose with the…
  • Feb 26

    Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. and the Absent Presumption Against Extraterritoriality

    Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. and the Absent Presumption Against Extraterritoriality
    Guest Post by Tim Holbrook, Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law.  Professor Holbrook has written extensively on the extraterritorial application of U.S. patent law. – DC The Supreme Court’s decision in Life…
  • Feb 24

    It’s a Good Idea to Actually Own the Patents you Sue on

    It’s a Good Idea to Actually Own the Patents you Sue on
    The following is a guest post by Bryan Wheelock, Principal at Harness, Dickey & Pierce.  He originally published it on the HDP Blog. – Dennis In National Oilwell Varco, L.P. v. Omron Oilfield and Marine, Inc.,…
Rank this Week: 1045

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/
  • Feb 27

    Trump and his Trademark

    Trump and his Trademark
    The slogan “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” are four simple words that nobody (except for maybe President Trump himself) could have predicted would help launch our new president into the White House. However,…
  • Feb 16

    Branding 101: It’s Like Cheers: Where Everybody Knows Your Name – But Everybody Pronounces It Differently

    Branding 101: It’s Like Cheers: Where Everybody Knows Your Name – But Everybody Pronounces It Differently
    For those of you faithful Trademarkology readers out there, you may recall that I last posted to the blog Christmas week – and reveled in the honor of getting to write about SANTA trademarks: Well, I have a confession to make. Instead…
  • Feb 10

    Keeping Your Cool in the World of Trademarks and Bankruptcy

    Keeping Your Cool in the World of Trademarks and Bankruptcy
    January in Nashville has been a roller coaster of temperatures. One day hints at spring and the next punishes all who failed to wear earmuffs. Adaptability and resilience are key in the current climate. The same is true in the worlds of…
Rank this Week: 2519

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Congratulations to Howard University’s 2017 McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Team

    Congratulations to Howard University’s 2017 McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Team
    It’s not every year that participants in the William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition need to understand the various nuances of federal trademark law. Yet, with the Lee v. Tam case pending before the U.S. Supreme…
  • Feb 24

    Likelihood of Confusion at Its Most Blatant

    Likelihood of Confusion at Its Most Blatant
    Imagine my surprise and amusement to find a recent shipment of wine included a very interesting red blend. The bottle featured a name that would make any trademark lawyer do a double-take: That’s LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION wine, 2015…
  • Feb 23

    Adidas v. Puma: Another three-stripe lawsuit

    Adidas v. Puma: Another three-stripe lawsuit
    We’ve written on several occasions (for example, here, here, and here) about the aggressive policing by Adidas of its well-known “three-stripe” mark for shoes, including attempts to enforce its mark against other…
Rank this Week: 5045

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
Rank this Week: 1751

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Reading list: women in technology

    Reading list: women in technology
    Sacha Judd on where to point the "pipeline": fandom--includes discussion of the Organization for Transformative Works' AO3.  Also worth reading is the linked talk from the founder of Pinboard, who writes hilariously and respectfully…
  • Feb 24

    Bridging the Gap Between the Federal Courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

    Bridging the Gap Between the Federal Courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law Symposium Sorry, guys, I did not follow the patent panels.Panel III: Trademarks Rebecca Tushnet, Fixing Incontestability: The Next FrontierIncontestability is a nearly unique feature of…
  • Feb 24

    Blast from the past: pleading falsity based on scientific claim

    Blast from the past: pleading falsity based on scientific claim
    Biolase, Inc. v. Fotona Proizvodnja Optoelektronskih Naprav D. D., No. CV 14-0248, 2014 WL 12579802 (C.D. Cal. Jun. 4, 2014) A rare case applying the Second Circuit's ONY case and perhaps suggesting why that case wasn’t a…
Rank this Week: 318

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/
  • Feb 27

    Copyshop Covered By “Non-Commercial” Creative Commons License–Great Minds v. FedEx

    Copyshop Covered By “Non-Commercial” Creative Commons License–Great Minds v. FedEx
    Great Minds developed a math curriculum called Eureka Math. It commercializes the Eureka Math materials itself but also released the materials pursuant to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike (CC BY-NC-SA) 4.0 license.…
  • Feb 24

    YouTube Defeats Another Remove-and-Relocate Case–Darnaa v. Google

    YouTube Defeats Another Remove-and-Relocate Case–Darnaa v. Google
    YouTube has been sued a few times for removing a video based on its spam policies and then relocating it to a new URL because remove-and-relocate breaks in-bound links (and any associated marketing investments) and resets the view counter.…
  • Feb 21

    Illinois Anti-SLAPP Law Doesn’t Apply To Law Firm Blog Posts–Bock & Hatch v. McGuireWood

    Illinois Anti-SLAPP Law Doesn’t Apply To Law Firm Blog Posts–Bock & Hatch v. McGuireWood
    We’re revisiting the important and entirely self-referential issue of defamation liability for blogging about judicial opinions. As I’ve discussed before (this post is perhaps my most heartfelt), blogging about judicial opinions…
Rank this Week: 214

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Feb 27

    Travel Ban Leaves Artists in Limbo

    Travel Ban Leaves Artists in Limbo
    Travel Ban Affects International Artists. The jazz begins with a slow tempo. As it speeds up, a deep voice bellows out like thick smoke stacks against a gray sky. The blonde bombshell from Iran, Googoosh, has such a smooth voice she…
  • Feb 15

    Behnaz Farahi – Wearable Technology

    Behnaz Farahi – Wearable Technology
    Behnaz Farahi is a fashion designer, architect, and interaction designer who is currently working towards a PhD in Interdisciplinary Media Arts and Practices at the University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts. Her work…
  • Feb 14

    Experience Black History Month 2017 Through Art

    Experience Black History Month 2017 Through Art
    In celebration of Black History Month, we’ve compiled a list of musical, dance, and theatrical performances, art exhibitions, and films that showcase the work of black artistry. This list is non- exhaustive, and simply…
Rank this Week: 3040

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

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

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Feb 27

    On Encryption Apps in the White House

    On Encryption Apps in the White House
    Politico ran a long story today pointing to an increase in the use of encrypted communication apps by people in DC, government, and the White House specifically. Poisonous political divisions have spawned an encryption arms race across…
  • Feb 23

    RIP, SHA-1

    RIP, SHA-1
    Today’s cryptography news is that researchers have discovered a collision in the SHA-1 cryptographic hash function. Though long-expected, this is a notable milestone in the evolution of crypto standards. Kudos to Marc Stevens, Elie…
  • Feb 20

    Smart Contracts: Neither Smart nor Contracts?

    Smart Contracts: Neither Smart nor Contracts?
    Karen Levy has an interesting new article critiquing blockchain-based “smart contracts.”  The first part of her title, “Book-Smart, not Street-Smart,” sums up her point. Here’s a snippet: Though smart…
Rank this Week: 1012

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
  • Feb 27

    Diversity of View or Unacceptable Inconsistency in the Application of UDRP Law

    Diversity of View or Unacceptable Inconsistency in the Application of UDRP Law
    The general run of UDRP decisions are unremarkable. At their least they are primarily instructive in establishing the metes and bounds of lawful registration of domain names.  A few decisions stand out for their acuity of reasoning and a…
  • Feb 17

    Timing is All: Registrant Cybersquatting or Mark Owner Overreaching?

    Timing is All: Registrant Cybersquatting or Mark Owner Overreaching?
    Admittedly, timing is not altogether “all” since there’s a palette of factors that go into deciding unlawful registrations of domain names, and a decision as to whether a registrant is cybersquatting or a mark owner…
  • Feb 6

    Identical or Confusingly Similar to Trademarks but Noninfringing Domain Name

    Identical or Confusingly Similar to Trademarks but Noninfringing Domain Name
    Domain names may be confusingly similar to trademarks or even identical or but not infringing. This is particularly true of trademarks acquired later than the allegedly infringing domain names ArcBest Corporation v. Domains By Proxy, LLC,…
Rank this Week: 253

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
  • Feb 27

    Ryan Perry Discusses Profits Interests and their Potential Business Benefits and Caveats in New Article

    Ryan Perry Discusses Profits Interests and their Potential Business Benefits and Caveats in New Article
    One of the first and most important tax-driven decisions a founder must make is the type of entity in which to house his or her venture. Though much ink has been spilled over the pros and cons of choosing a corporation versus a limited…
  • Feb 16

    Howard Zaharoff Highlights 2016 Copyright Legislative and Regulatory Development

    Howard Zaharoff Highlights 2016 Copyright Legislative and Regulatory Development
    While many are reflecting on the key copyright cases of 2016, Howard Zaharoff states the necessity of noting the important copyright legislative and regulatory developments that also took place. In his most recent article, Howard…
  • Feb 14

    MBBP’s 2016 M&A Year in Review

    MBBP’s 2016 M&A Year in Review
    The MBBP M&A team has extensive experience guiding clients through the complexities of M&A transactions in diverse markets. Over the last decade, we have represented hundreds of publicly-traded and privately-held companies in…
Rank this Week: 594

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Feb 27

    Man Convicted for Sale of Copyright Protected Works in Lago

    Man Convicted for Sale of Copyright Protected Works in Lago
    A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on February 14, 2017, sentenced one Mr. Donatus Daniel Madu to one year imprisonment on a two count charge of exposing, offering for sale and being in possession [...] The post Man Convicted for Sale of…
  • Feb 25

    Trial Begins in N500 Million Copyright Suit against Lagos Oriental Hotel

    Trial Begins in N500 Million Copyright Suit against Lagos Oriental Hotel
    Last July, the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) filed suit No. FHC/L/CS/1091/15, a N500 million suit against Lagos Oriental Hotel and its General Manager, Mr. Philip Speilhage. Trial begun last week before Justice Babs O.…
  • Feb 24

    Nigeria: Registration of Animal Feed, Pet Products and Feed Additives with NAFDAC

    Nigeria: Registration of Animal Feed, Pet Products and Feed Additives with NAFDAC
    All animal feed, pet products, feed concentrates, feed additives, premixes, and fish meals require registration with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), before marketing in Nigeria.  NAFDAC requires…
Rank this Week: 350

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/
  • Feb 27

    Being Interconnected

    Being Interconnected
    Drucilla Cornell & Karin van Marle, Ubuntu Feminism: Tentative Reflections, 36 Verbum et Ecclesia (2015).Margaret DaviesFor a number of years, Drucilla Cornell has been studying and reflecting upon ubuntu,1 an African term expressing the…
  • Feb 24

    A Compassion for the Law

    A Compassion for the Law
    Susan Bandes, Compassion and the Rule of Law, 13 Intl. J. Law in Context (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Mark KendeU.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor faced a roadblock to confirmation because she had once said in a speech,…
  • Feb 23

    Could There Be Free Speech for Electronic Sheep?

    Could There Be Free Speech for Electronic Sheep?
    Toni M. Massaro, Helen L. Norton & Margot E. Kaminski, Siri-ously 2.0: What Artificial Intelligence Reveals about the First Amendment, Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Ann BartowThe goal of “Strong Artificial…
Rank this Week: 203

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
Rank this Week: 2969

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/
  • Feb 26

    Data Back-Up Claims Held Patent-Ineligible under Alice

    Data Back-Up Claims Held Patent-Ineligible under Alice
    In a clear demonstration that patent-eligibility and novelty go hand-in-hand – despite some courts’ denial of this reality – a court has held that claims directed to “remote mirroring of digital data” are…
  • Feb 23

    CAFC: User-Tailored Data Is Patent-Ineligible Abstract Idea

    CAFC: User-Tailored Data Is Patent-Ineligible Abstract Idea
    A Federal Circuit panel easily affirmed a lower court holding of patent-ineligibility of claims “directed to systems and methods for allowing computers to process data that are dynamically modified based upon external-to-the-device…
  • Feb 21

    Patent Obviousness and Reasonable Expectation of Succe

    Patent Obviousness and Reasonable Expectation of Succe
    The Federal Circuit has (mostly) sustained the PTAB’s findings that claims of US Patent No. 7,433,483 are obvious over prior art, explaining that obviousness under 35 USC § 103 required, in essence, a showing that the proposed…
Rank this Week: 3285

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Feb 26

    News from Abroad -- Swiss-style Patent Claims Can Be Very Valuable in Australia

    News from Abroad -- Swiss-style Patent Claims Can Be Very Valuable in Australia
    By James Cherry* & Adam Denley** -- The scope for enforcement of Swiss-style claims may be broader in Australia than for method of medical treatment claims. Second medical use inventions can be claimed in an ever increasing number of…
  • Feb 26

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    February 28, 2017 - "Trends in Paragraph IV Challenges: What Lies Ahead in 2017 and Beyond" (The Knowledge Group) - 12:00 to 2:00 pm (EST) March 1, 2017 - "Ex Parte Schulhauser and Claim Drafting for Computer-Implemented Inventions"…
  • Feb 25

    Webinar on Post-Grant Review at the PTAB

    Webinar on Post-Grant Review at the PTAB
    McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar entitled "Post-Grant Review at the PTAB: What Petitioners and Patent Owners are Doing and What Lies Ahead?" on March 14, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT). In this…
Rank this Week: 132

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    T1699/15 : pas de répartition des frai

    T1699/15 : pas de répartition des frai
    Selon l'intimée la requérante n'a prévenu de son absence que tardivement, la veille de la procédure orale à 14 heures. Dans la mesure ou l'intimée avait indiqué son souhait de n'assister…
  • Feb 23

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Cette semaine, je vous propose un dispositif servant à la fois d'oreiller et de casque de protection. Brevet US3538508
  • Feb 21

    R12/14 : requêtes finale

    R12/14 : requêtes finale
    La présente décision concerne une requête en révision contre la décision J1/13. En première instance, la section de dépôt avait rejeté la requête en restitutio in…
Rank this Week: 1889

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Feb 26

    The National Guild of Removers And Storers Ltd v Bee Moved Ltd & Ors; why the court couldn’t Bee Moved on both parts of the claim

    The National Guild of Removers And Storers Ltd v Bee Moved Ltd & Ors; why the court couldn’t Bee Moved on both parts of the claim
    In December last year, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court gave judgement in proceedings for passing off brought by the National Guild of Removers and Storers against ex Guild member, Bee Moved Ltd and its two director-shareholders…
  • Feb 18

    Unified Patent Court Agreement under threat?

    Unified Patent Court Agreement under threat?
    It had to happen: the xenophobic press has noticed (courtesy of Douglas Carswell MP, the sole UKIP member in the House of Commons, who has tabled an Early Day Motion) that however hard Brexit may be it presently does not involve trashing the…
  • Jan 7

    Bulgarian radio in licensing dispute, relying on out-of-copyright music

    Bulgarian radio in licensing dispute, relying on out-of-copyright music
    Copyright spat forces Bulgaria radio to play old tunes, reports BBC News. Musicautor, the collecting society, is reported to be demanding three times as much in royalties as before - to bring it into line with other EU countries, it claims.…
Rank this Week: 1279

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Feb 26

    On Using Patent Claims to Predict the Prospects of Success in Examination

    On Using Patent Claims to Predict the Prospects of Success in Examination
    In a recent article, I presented an analysis of US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) data demonstrating that success rate for so-called ‘business method’ patent applications has fallen dramatically since the US Supreme Court…
  • Feb 18

    What IP Australia Does Not Tell You: If You Want a Patent, You Should Hire a Patent Attorney!

    What IP Australia Does Not Tell You: If You Want a Patent, You Should Hire a Patent Attorney!
    The next time anybody asks me what they need to do to obtain a patent for something they have invented, I shall tell them just one thing: first, find yourself a patent attorney.  Not me, obviously, since I am not currently providing…
  • Feb 15

    USPTO Board Terminates CRISPR Patent Interference

    USPTO Board Terminates CRISPR Patent Interference
    On Wednesday 15 February 2017, the US Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) handed down its much-anticipated decision in the patent interference proceedings initiated by the University of California…
Rank this Week: 1249

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Feb 25

    The Supreme Court Limits Overseas Patent Infringement

    The Supreme Court Limits Overseas Patent Infringement
    Julie L. Langdon On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Circuit got it wrong on the reach of overseas patent infringement, and opined that providing one commodity from…
  • Feb 10

    Friday Fun (for Associates) - Unusual Order in Patent Infringement Case

    Friday Fun (for Associates) - Unusual Order in Patent Infringement Case
    Ann Robl Move over partners! In X One’s patent infringement case against Uber Technologies (CAND 5-16-cv-06050), Judge Koh has given the associates on the case a chance to argue a…
  • Feb 2

    Where to Search Decisions on Petitions to the USPTO

    Where to Search Decisions on Petitions to the USPTO
    Alyssa Novak As any attorney knows, when it comes time to make an argument, it is helpful to know how similar cases have been handled. For case law, there are many easy-to-navigate…
Rank this Week: 2784

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecuritySmart City: the next step or privacy threat? (Computer Business Review)  Data Commissioner legally…
  • Jul 26

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (July 25, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (July 25, 2016)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityPokémon Go has revealed a new battleground for virtual privacy  (Business Insider)EPIC Ask FTC to Investigate Privacy Risks of Pokemon GO  (EPIC)Digital toxic waste…
  • Feb 23

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 21, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 21, 2016)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyHow this company tracked 16,000 Iowa caucus-goers via their phones  (Fusion)Apple’s FBI Battle Is Complicated. Here’s…
Rank this Week: 4418

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Blacklock’s Litany of Litigation Lengthen

    Blacklock’s Litany of Litigation Lengthen
    https://www.blacklocks.ca/ In the first month of 2017, Blacklock’s has commenced four more actions in the Federal Court against the Federal Government or an agency thereof. These are as follows:T-117-17 Blacklock’s v.…
  • Feb 14

    Copibec v. Laval Class Action Can Proceed Says Quebec Court of Appeal

    Copibec v. Laval Class Action Can Proceed Says Quebec Court of Appeal
    On November 17, 2014 I posted this:Here is the first step in the Quebec copyright infringement class action by Copibec against the University of Laval. This is a request to the Quebec Superior Court to authorize Copibec to proceed by way…
  • Feb 9

    Blacklock’s appeals $65,000 costs award in litigation that “should never have been commenced let alone carried to trial”

    Blacklock’s appeals $65,000 costs award in litigation that “should never have been commenced let alone carried to trial”
    https://www.blacklocks.ca/ As I noted on December 21, 2016,In an unusually trenchant costs award, Justice Barnes of the Federal Court has ruled that Blacklock’s must pay the taxpayers of Canada an “all-inclusive amount of…
Rank this Week: 961

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/
  • Feb 24

    FCC Drops 40-Mile FM Translator Siting Cap for AM

    FCC Drops 40-Mile FM Translator Siting Cap for AM
    As anticipated, the FCC adopted at its February 23 meeting a rule change to ease FM translator siting restrictions for AM owners. (The FCC signaled previously that such a change was forthcoming by releasing a draft decision three weeks before…
  • Feb 23

    ATSC 3.0 NPRM Adopted

    ATSC 3.0 NPRM Adopted
    The FCC has adopted its anticipated Notice of Proposed Rule Making looking toward allowing television broadcasters to transition from the present ATSC 1.0 technical standard to the new, recently developed ATSC 3.0 standard. ATSC 3.0 is…
  • Feb 23

    Wi-Fi Holds its Breath as FCC OKs LTE-U

    Wi-Fi Holds its Breath as FCC OKs LTE-U
    Wi-Fi is one of the great technological successes of our age. It gives fast, reliable data transmission by anyone for any purpose. No FCC license is needed. No single provider controls the technology. The equipment is inexpensive and…
Rank this Week: 1095

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/
  • Feb 24

    Jury Finds Facebook’s “Oculus Rift” Runs on Stolen Technology; $500 Million Verdict

    Jury Finds Facebook’s “Oculus Rift” Runs on Stolen Technology; $500 Million Verdict
    By Adam Roberts On February 1, 2017, a jury in the Northern District of Texas found that Facebook’s recently acquired virtual reality (“VR”) technology, “Oculus Rift,” infringed on copyrighted source code owned…
  • Feb 22

    Man or Machine? EU Considering “Rights for Robots”

    Man or Machine? EU Considering “Rights for Robots”
    By Grady Hepworth Isaac Asimov’s 1942 short story “Runaround” is credited for creating the famous “Three Laws of Robotics.” Asimov’s Laws, although theoretically fictional (and most recently featured in the…
  • Feb 17

    Journey to the Past?

    Journey to the Past?
    By Danielle Ollero Last October, our Blog discussed the legal woes of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. It may come as no surprise that Hamilton is not the only show plagued by litigation. Many of us may remember the animated film…
Rank this Week: 1225

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Covers intellectual property issues in academia. By Bond Schoeneck & King.

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3578

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/
  • Feb 24

    Treatment of Women in the Tech Industry Cannot Be Ignored

    Treatment of Women in the Tech Industry Cannot Be Ignored
    Technology companies, especially start-ups, have long been a beacon for the quirky yet talented to produce great products that make early investors and creators rich. Somewhere around 90% of startups will ultimately fail and with the speed in…
  • Feb 23

    Microsoft is Fighting to Protect Your Secret

    Microsoft is Fighting to Protect Your Secret
    It seems the United States Government cannot stop secretly spying on its citizens, but Microsoft, and other service providers, may be paving the way to at least remove some of the secrecy. U.S. District Court Judge James Robart—recently…
  • Feb 22

    Helping Astronauts Go to the Bathroom in Space

    Helping Astronauts Go to the Bathroom in Space
    Imagine that moment of trying to unlock your front door when you desperately need to use the bathroom. You finally jiggle the key into the lock, burst into the room, drop everything you’re holding, and sprint to the bathroom. Relief.…
Rank this Week: 4547

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    Too square

    Too square
    We all understood by now that under Wal-Mart, trade dress that is deemed to be “product packaging” — unlike “product configuration” — “may be inherently distinctive and therefore, registrable,…
  • Feb 21

    No, no, a thousand times no. Homey.

    No, no, a thousand times no. Homey.
    Originally posted 2013-06-26 14:54:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Damon Wayans is rejected again in his attempt to file a trademark that only black people would be allowed to use....
  • Feb 21

    “Rock ‘n Roll, Redskins & Free Speech”

    “Rock ‘n Roll, Redskins & Free Speech”
    I have tried not to overload the blog with media coverage about our Supreme Court case involving THE SLANTS, but this is pretty ginchy:
Rank this Week: 126

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Feb 24

    Fair use is for students, and artists, and researchers, and …

    Fair use is for students, and artists, and researchers, and …
    Last Fair Use Week post!  Today I want to highlight, via a short video, a student project here at Duke that demonstrates really well the kinds of common transformative uses that fair use supports on campus. “Transformative…
  • Feb 23

    Fair Use is for Innovation

    Fair Use is for Innovation
    [cross-posted from the Copyright at Harvard Library Blog and written for Fair Use Week] Remember Betamax? I do, but mostly for the fair use case that it precipitated, Sony Corp. v. Universal Studios, Inc. That case was decided by the Supreme…
  • Feb 21

    Fair Use for Author

    Fair Use for Author
    Happy fair use week! I’m sure many of you have already taken note that February 20 to 24 is a week-long celebration of copyright’s fair use doctrine. The organizers at fairuseweek.org have done a great job…
Rank this Week: 965

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3788

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
Rank this Week: 4854

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Feb 24

    New Spanish decision might offer support for 'direct licensing'

    New Spanish decision might offer support for 'direct licensing'
    Mark Knopfler live in Bilbao by AherreroMost venues and festivals have a blanket annual licence with their local music collection society, and would pay a percentage of their box office revenues to compensate composers and lyricists, and…
  • Feb 24

    Swedish appellate court allows web blocking

    Swedish appellate court allows web blocking
    The Swedish Court Of Appeal has overturned the ruling in the District Court Of Stockholm in 2015 which had dismissed an application that would have forced internet service providers to block The Pirate Bay and other platforms linked to…
  • Feb 24

    ITV loses Copyright Tribunal appeal

    ITV loses Copyright Tribunal appeal
    UK national broadcaster ITV has lost its appeal to the  High Court appeal against the 2016 Copyright Tribunal ruling that set rates for the current (2014-2017) period with PRS for Music, the collection society which represents composers,…
Rank this Week: 826