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IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    Friday fantasie

    Friday fantasie
    I heard IP events?CITMA Autumn Conference -- IP and social media12th October 2017, 10am – 7pmHyatt Regency BirminghamEarn 5 hours’ CPDRegistration has opened, see further details here. UNION-IP September Dinner Meeting -…
  • Aug 18

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat Last Week!

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat Last Week!
    Been away and want to catch up with last week's IP news? No problem! As always, IPKat is here to bring you a quick summary - the 159th edition of Never Too Late.Keeping one eye open for the latest IP newsCross-undertaking in damages - Napp…
  • Aug 17

    Freedom of panorama in Portugal: content and scope of the exception

    Freedom of panorama in Portugal: content and scope of the exception
    Santuário de Cristo Rei (1959),LisbonUntil fairly recently, freedom of panorama within Article 5(3)(h) of the InfoSoc Directive was a relatively little-known copyright exception within those available to Member States under EU law.…
Rank this Week: 117

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/
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IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 120

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    Wireless Messaging Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​

    Wireless Messaging Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​
    Following a jury trial, the court denied defendant's renewed motion for judgment as a matter of law on the ground that plaintiff’s messaging patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the asserted claims were not directed…
  • Aug 17

    Failure to Provide Examiner With Copy of PTAB Decision Does Not Establish Inequitable Conduct​

    Failure to Provide Examiner With Copy of PTAB Decision Does Not Establish Inequitable Conduct​
    The magistrate judge recommended granting plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment that their patents were not unenforceable for inequitable conduct or unclean hands because the failure to submit a copy of a disclosed PGR institution decision…
  • Aug 16

    TC Heartland Applies to Unincorporated Associations, Such as LLCs​

    TC Heartland Applies to Unincorporated Associations, Such as LLCs​
    The court transferred plaintiff's patent infringement action for improper venue and rejected plaintiff's argument that TC Heartland did not apply to limited liability companies like defendant. "The Supreme Court explicitly limited its…
Rank this Week: 4329

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    When Will a Court Order a Patent Infringer to Stop Infringing?

    When Will a Court Order a Patent Infringer to Stop Infringing?
    If an infringer copies your patented invention, a judge should make them stop, right?   Not necessarily. An order from a judge directing someone to do or not do something (such as to stop infringing your patent) is called an…
  • Aug 11

    Ask Dr. Copyright about Postage Stamps, Public Artworks and Copyright Infringement

    Ask Dr. Copyright about Postage Stamps, Public Artworks and Copyright Infringement
    Dear Doc:   I’ve heard that when the Post Office makes a mistake in printing a stamp, they can really increase in value. I’ve also heard that the USPS made a whopper of a mistake that is headed for court soon. What can you…
  • Aug 4

    How to Pick a Trademark that Won’t be Rejected by the Patent and Trademark Office

    How to Pick a Trademark that Won’t be Rejected by the Patent and Trademark Office
    At Lipton, Weinberger & Husick, we spend a lot of time reviewing office actions issued to clients who filed trademarks on their own or with a trademark service like LegalZoom or Trademarkia. Registration services provide only the bare…
Rank this Week: 4625

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Aug 18

    “Richard Prince’s working methods…apparently not an ‘aesthetic alteration’”

    “Richard Prince’s working methods…apparently not an ‘aesthetic alteration’”
    We noted last month that the copyright infringement suit against Richard Prince is moving forward. Here’s an interesting article co-authored by copyright guru, Bob Clarida (and Robert Bernstein), on the strategic aspect of Prince asking…
  • Aug 18

    Gerhard Richter Painting Part of Major Lawsuit

    Gerhard Richter Painting Part of Major Lawsuit
    The Richter [up for auction at Phillips last November] had been guaranteed for $24 million by 28-year-old Beijing businessman and art collector Zhang Chang. But Zhang has so far refused to pay. Zhang’s refusal to make good on his…
  • Aug 15

    The Status of Fair Use in the Jeff Koons Era

    The Status of Fair Use in the Jeff Koons Era
    Interesting article on the five lawsuits brought against Jeff Koons for his appropriation of copyrighted works. Depending on who you ask, the doctrine of fair use has either been clarified or muddled. One thing the ’80s could not have…
Rank this Week: 72

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Joint IP Ownership Right

    Joint IP Ownership Right
    New ideas, creations, and business ventures are often the product of collaboration.  If lawyers had their way, a written agreement would precede every creative collaboration.  Of course, this is not the case.  Collaborators…
  • Aug 17

    My Namesake Triumphs: Tiffany & Co. awarded $19.35 million

    My Namesake Triumphs: Tiffany & Co. awarded $19.35 million
    The four year saga ended (at least for now) with Tiffany & Co. being awarded for its vigorous fight to maintain its trademark and protect against genericide.  As previously reported, Tiffany & Co. filed suit against Costco…
  • Aug 14

    Joust Do It? A New Form of Nike Battle Cry?

    Joust Do It? A New Form of Nike Battle Cry?
    By now, you’re familiar with my enjoyment in capturing and sharing new billboard signage that hits the streets of the Twin Cities. Question, what tagline might have inspired this one? Was the Minnesota Renaissance Festival inspired by…
Rank this Week: 22

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Aug 18

    Tattoo Copyright Infringement Suit Dribbles On

    Tattoo Copyright Infringement Suit Dribbles On
    Readers of this blog may remember that Solid Oaks Sketches filed a copyright infringement suit against Take-2 Software, the maker of the NBA 2K video game, claiming that its reproduction of several tattoos worn by famous basketball players…
  • Aug 16

    The CopyKat - mid August musings for copyright monkey

    The CopyKat - mid August musings for copyright monkey
    US Judge declines to dismiss criminal charges against Kickass Torrents OwnerFor years in the USA, there's been ample debate and scholarly literature over whether there really exists a crime for secondary copyright infringement. On Friday, a…
  • Aug 5

    Former Professional Wrestler Sues Van Morrison for Using his Likeness without Authorization

    Former Professional Wrestler Sues Van Morrison for Using his Likeness without Authorization
    Billy Two Rivers, a former professional wrestler, is suing musician Van Morrison and his record label company, claiming that, by using his likeness on the cover of the upcoming Roll With the Punches album, they infringed his right of…
Rank this Week: 1884

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Aug 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/18/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/18/17
    Court Confirms the Obvious: Aiding and Abetting Criminal Copyright Infringement Is a Crime — Devlin Hartline has a great analysis of the recent decision to not dismiss criminal charges against the owner and operator of alleged pirate…
  • Aug 16

    Copyright and the Historical Record

    Copyright and the Historical Record
    On August 18, 1787, James Madison proposed to the Constitutional Convention what would become Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Constitution, granting Congress the authority to make copyright (and patent) laws. To mark 230 years…
  • Aug 11

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/11/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/11/17
    Cheerleader Uniform IP Case Ends With Unusual Settlement — Following its defeat in the Supreme Court over the question of whether the visual designs on cheerleader uniforms it was accused of copying were protected by copyright, Star…
Rank this Week: 115

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    THE GREAT GOD BROWN - Project Gutenberg Australia

    THE GREAT GOD BROWN - Project Gutenberg Australia
    THERE IS A SURPRISING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN The Great God Brown by Eugene O'Neill (19~5) and Exiles by James Joyce (1914) which bears investigation. The Great God Brown Use our Play Finder to discover new and exciting plays to perform! Search…
  • Aug 18

    Windows Presentation Foundation Introduction to Window

    Windows Presentation Foundation Introduction to Window
    Download a complete WPF Tutorial as PDF with all the code samples in a VS solution. WPF Tutorial in PDF - Learn WPF in simple and easy steps starting from Overview, Environment Setup, Hello World, XAML Overview, Elements Tree, Dependency…
  • Aug 18

    Discontinuous Functions: Properties & Example

    Discontinuous Functions: Properties & Example
    Discrete Function vs Continuous Function Functions are one of the most important classes of mathematical objects, which are extensively used in almost all sub Name _____ Process: Note where the function could have a discontinuity. This is…
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TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Aug 18

    The great free speech online debate

    The great free speech online debate
    One of the most over-used (yet true) legal comparisons in Internet regulation studies is to contrast the European and US approaches to freedom of speech when it comes to cyberspace. The United States favours an almost unlimited view of…
  • Aug 8

    Should academics try to engage the public?

    Should academics try to engage the public?
    This may seem like an odd title given the fact that I write a blog and I also have an active social media presence. But the question of public engagement is one that does come up often in academic circles, where we are increasingly encouraged…
  • Aug 8

    Should academics try to engage the public?

    Should academics try to engage the public?
    This may seem like an odd title given the fact that I write a blog and I also have an active social media presence. But the question of public engagement is one that does come up often in academic circles, where we are increasingly encouraged…
Rank this Week: 1175

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

Summary of recent decisions by boards of appeal of the European patent office (EPO).

http://dp-patentlaw.blogspot.nl/
  • Aug 18

    T 1921/12 Who should sign a 'decision'

    T 1921/12 Who should sign a 'decision'
    In this decision the Board of Appeal is annoyed about the fact that a Rule 140 Correction of a decision of the Examining Division (signed by the whole division) and a Rule 139 Correction of an obvious error (signed only by the primary…
  • Aug 9

    T 2369/12 - Everything you submit can and will be used against you?

    T 2369/12 - Everything you submit can and will be used against you?
    The Examining Division held a particular auxiliary request not to be disclosed in a manner sufficiently clear and complete for it to be carried out by a person skilled in the art (Article 83 EPC).In the appeal, the applicant now appellant…
  • Aug 4

    T 488/16 - Not plausible at the filing date

    T 488/16 - Not plausible at the filing date
    Is it plausible that the compound had the effect?In this opposition appeal the effect (inhibiting PTK activity) of the claimed compound (dasatinib) was supported with post-published documents: documents (9) and (10) filed during the…
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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/
  • Aug 18

    The Real World

    The Real World
    Karen Bradshaw, Settling for Natural Resource Damages, 40 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 211 (2016). James W. Coleman, How Cheap Is Corporate Talk? Comparing Companies’ Comments on Regulations with Their Securities Disclosures, 40 Harv. Envtl.…
  • Aug 17

    Democracy Unchained

    Democracy Unchained
    K. Sabeel Rahman, Private Power, Public Values: Regulating Social Infrastructure in a Changing Economy, 39 Cardozo L. Rev. 5 (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN. Frank Pasquale In the mid-2000s, digital activists spearheaded the…
  • Aug 16

    The Discreet Charm of Conveyancing on the Blockchain

    The Discreet Charm of Conveyancing on the Blockchain
    Jeanne L. Schroeder, Bitcoin and the Uniform Commercial Code, 24 U. Miami Bus. L. Rev. 1 (2016). Anna Gelpern When Adam Levitin and I taught The Law of Money seminar a year ago, not one student chose to write about bitcoin. We congratulated…
Rank this Week: 415

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    TTAB Test: Is UHAI (Swahili) Confusble with LIFE FOR HAIR & Design for Hair Care Products?

    TTAB Test: Is UHAI (Swahili) Confusble with LIFE FOR HAIR & Design for Hair Care Products?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark UHAI for "Hair care products, namely, shampoo, conditioner, oil, gel, foam, spray, styling custard, hair regrowth kits comprised primarily non-medicated exfoliating scrub, scalp serum and temple balm…
  • Aug 17

    TTAB Test: Is BON BON & Design Confusable With BON O BON for Candy?

    TTAB Test: Is BON BON & Design Confusable With BON O BON for Candy?
    Arcor S.A.I.C. opposed an application to register the mark BON BON in the design form shown below, for "Confectionery made of sugar, namely, candy, sweets, caramels" [BON BON disclaimed] in view of its registered mark BON O BON in standard…
  • Aug 16

    GOLDEN DOODLE Merely Descriptive of Retail Gifts Shops, Says TTAB

    GOLDEN DOODLE Merely Descriptive of Retail Gifts Shops, Says TTAB
    In a six-page opinion, the Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(1) refusal of GOLDEN DOODLE, finding the proposed mark merely descriptive of "On-line retail gift shops; On-line retail store services featuring apparel and accessories; Retail store…
Rank this Week: 328

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: 271

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
Rank this Week: 2941

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 17

    Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics, LLC (E.D. Va. 2017)

    Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics, LLC (E.D. Va. 2017)
    District Court Finds Method of Detecting Claim to Be Directed to Patent Ineligible Subject Matter By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, in Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics, LLC, District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the…
  • Aug 16

    MiMedx Group, Inc. v. Liventa Bioscience, Inc. (N.D. Ga. 2017)

    MiMedx Group, Inc. v. Liventa Bioscience, Inc. (N.D. Ga. 2017)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- In the general chaos that has resulted from the Supreme Court's recent forays into trying to delineate the proper standards for patent subject matter eligibility (AMP v. Myriad Genetics, Mayo Collaborative Labs v.…
  • Aug 15

    Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Michael Borella -- When considering the patent-eligibility of claims, size usually matters. Claims that are longer and recite more detailed inventions tend to be more likely to survive 35 U.S.C. § 101 challenges than those that are…
Rank this Week: 70

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Au secours, la rentrée approche ! Brevet US1604087
  • Aug 15

    T758/12 : plan, principe et méthode

    T758/12 : plan, principe et méthode
    Il est rare qu'une demande soit rejetée sur le fondement de l'article 52(2) c) CBE, car il suffit d'ajouter une caractéristique technique pour échapper à l'objection. En voici toutefois un exemple, dans le domaine…
  • Aug 10

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Une invention de saison: la chaise de plage qui suit les mouvements du soleil. Brevet US5944384
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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 31

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Can Trader Joe's Stop My Book?

    Can Trader Joe's Stop My Book?
    Dear Rich: I wrote an 84-page culinary history book proposing that Trader Joe's changed the way America eats. I self-published it recently (as it is their 50th anniversary this year.) The book analyzes a March 1982 flyer, which TJ's had…
  • Aug 10

    Can We Get Patent Rights Back From Our Employer?

    Can We Get Patent Rights Back From Our Employer?
    Dear Rich: Almost two years ago I had an idea and with two other guys that I worked with. We developed a product completely outside of work (none of our jobs were in hardware design etc.). We took almost a year to get the product right, but…
  • Aug 2

    Should I Submit Fabric Designs to Vida?

    Should I Submit Fabric Designs to Vida?
    Dear Rich: I built my business on printing my designs on fabric and making stuff. Now there's a handy service (VIDA) that makes stuff with your uploaded design and sells it to others. That makes it easier. I am just leery of any "catches."…
Rank this Week: 1325

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: 122

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Aug 17

    COSON Week 2017 Set for October 29 to November 4

    COSON Week 2017 Set for October 29 to November 4
    Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) is set to hold the 2017 COSON Week from October 29 to November 4, 2017. The week is expected to include ‘7 special events’ at ‘7 special venues’ over ‘7 [...] The post COSON…
  • Aug 17

    Recall of Lots of Nitroglycerin Injection

    Recall of Lots of Nitroglycerin Injection
    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is alerting the public that the Singapore Health Science Authority (HSA) has issued a recall of all unexpired lots of Nitroglycerin injection manufactured by…
  • Aug 16

    Court Rejects Infringement Claim against Alan Jackson

    Court Rejects Infringement Claim against Alan Jackson
    A United States District Court has dismissed a copyright infringement case filed by a North Carolina Songwriter, Timothy Arnett, against legendary country star, Alan Jackson. Arnett filed the case on October 27, 2016 alleging that [...] The…
Rank this Week: 1908

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

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

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Aug 17

    Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression

    Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression
    In the wake of Charlottesville, both GoDaddy and Google have refused to manage the domain registration for the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that, in the words of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is “dedicated to spreading…
  • Aug 17

    Student Privacy Tips for Parent

    Student Privacy Tips for Parent
    The beginning of the school year is right around the corner. Over the summer, your school may have acquired new devices, software, and educational technology (or ed tech) to use in classrooms. Or, your school may have expanded existing…
  • Aug 17

    Five Actions Californians Can Take Right Now to Promote Digital Civil Libertie

    Five Actions Californians Can Take Right Now to Promote Digital Civil Libertie
    Over the next few weeks, EFF and our allies will enter our final push to pass legislation out of the California legislature that would defend and promote civil liberties. With a Democratic super-majority eager to push back against the federal…
Rank this Week: 563

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Aug 17

    * The Sausage Factory (TM)

    * The Sausage Factory (TM)
    17 Seconds #39 Clocktower Law is committed to continuously improving its service. On 07/30/17 we launched The Sausage FactoryTM, a website powered by MAMP (open source software for the macOS operating system, the Apache web server, the MySQL…
  • Aug 1

    * Old Dogs, New Trick

    * Old Dogs, New Trick
    LawLawLaw #43: Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and trademarks),…
  • Jul 17

    * Why We PMC: The MCats Band Story

    * Why We PMC: The MCats Band Story
    17 Seconds #38 [Editor’s note: This edition of “17 Seconds” has been heavily cross-posted (on clocktowerlaw.com, erikjheels.com, giantpeople.com, mcatsband.org, Facebook, and LinkedIn) because cancer sucks!] On Sunday…
Rank this Week: 2382

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 1690

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 17

    Crocs Denied Patent for Plastic Shoe Design

    Crocs Denied Patent for Plastic Shoe Design
    IPNews® - Popular footwear company, Crocs, has received a third rejection of its design patent application for its popular shoe design. Crocs’ shoe design was deemed unoriginal and there are reports that the design was already in…
  • Aug 9

    Mississippi Business Man Files Trademark for "N" word

    Mississippi Business Man Files Trademark for "N" word
    IPNews® - A businessman from Mississippi has applied to trademark the “N” word in an attempt to transform the word away from a racial slur. Curtis Bordenave wants us to redefine the word and instead give it a positive meaning.…
  • Aug 3

    Pierogi Fest Trademark Battle Heats Up

    Pierogi Fest Trademark Battle Heats Up
    IPNews® - A pierogi is at the center of a trademark battle in Pennsylvania.  One pierogi festival claims trademark infringement, while the other claims there are no grounds for consumer confusion.  After legal action was…
Rank this Week: 3602

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 226

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 170

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3563

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 17

    Reviewing Factual Findings that Support a Legal Conclusion (of Eligibility)

    Reviewing Factual Findings that Support a Legal Conclusion (of Eligibility)
    The Federal Circuit has denied Prism Tech‘s petition for en banc rehearing on the question of deference to district court factual-findings that underlay a decision on patent eligibility.  Prism had raised the following…
  • Aug 16

    Data on Federal Circuit Decisions – updated

    Data on Federal Circuit Decisions – updated
    By Jason Rantanen One of my current projects is to create a transparent and user-friendly database of information about Federal Circuit decisions–particularly, its patent law decisions–with a structure that’s useful for…
  • Aug 16

    BPCIA: Patent Dance Steps Becoming a Bit Clearer

    BPCIA: Patent Dance Steps Becoming a Bit Clearer
    Amgen v. Hospira (Fed. Cir. 2017) The dispute here falls under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCIA), which can be loosely described the Hatch-Waxman equivalent for large-molecule biologics.…
Rank this Week: 114

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/
  • Aug 17

    M&A in the fashion retail sector

    M&A in the fashion retail sector
    Over the last two years, many household names in the fashion retail industry have disappeared from the Canadian market. In the wake of the ecommerce boom, many stores have raised the white flag and closed their doors. Although ecommerce is a…
  • Aug 16

    Virtual data rooms: don’t let the cloud cloud your judgment

    Virtual data rooms: don’t let the cloud cloud your judgment
    Platforms that were once physical in nature – such as data rooms – are increasingly becoming digitized. The cloud has opened up new frontiers for data storage: It offers large amounts of storage, collaborative file sharing, and…
  • Aug 16

    The perfect union: maximizing post-integration value

    The perfect union: maximizing post-integration value
    As we have discussed in previous posts, the post-closing phase of an M&A deal can be a difficult one, with 30% of integration deals not achieving their revenue goals. Competing organizational structures, technology, and cultures between…
Rank this Week: 1033

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 17

    Emma: The Writing Identity and Authorship AI

    Emma: The Writing Identity and Authorship AI
    Emma is a new AI that claims to be able to detect who the author of a work is, I decided to put it to the test with some interesting results. The post Emma: The Writing Identity and Authorship AI appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 17

    3 Count: Private Channel

    3 Count: Private Channel
    Roku begins cracking down on private channels, Spinrilla refuses to hand over its source code and yet another Game of Thrones leak. The post 3 Count: Private Channels appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 16

    3 Count: Sports Streaming

    3 Count: Sports Streaming
    Showtime sues to prevent illegal streaming of the upcoming fight, stream blocking has an impact on Premiere League matches in the UK and more! The post 3 Count: Sports Streaming appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 531

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

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

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Aug 17

    When the cookie meets the blockchain

    When the cookie meets the blockchain
    Cryptocurrencies are portrayed as a more anonymous and less traceable method of payment than credit cards. So if you shop online and pay with Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency, how much privacy do you have? In a new paper, we show just how…
  • Aug 8

    Getting serious about research ethics in computer science

    Getting serious about research ethics in computer science
    Digital technology mediates our public and private lives. That makes computer science a powerful discipline, but it also means that ethical considerations are essential in the development of these technologies. Not all new developments may be…
  • Jul 24

    Design Ethics for Gender-Based Violence and Safety Technologie

    Design Ethics for Gender-Based Violence and Safety Technologie
    Authored (and organized) by Kate Sim and Ben Zevenbergen. Digital technologies are increasingly proposed as innovative solution to the problems and threats faced by vulnerable groups such as children, women, and LGBTQ people. However, there…
Rank this Week: 252

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

Features news and commentary on intellectual property law. By McKee, Voorhees & Sease.

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Aug 16

    A Computer Memory System is Not Abstract

    A Computer Memory System is Not Abstract
    Post By Blog Staff In a decision on August 15, 2017, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) reversed and remanded the district court’s decision in Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corporation. The CAFC…
  • Aug 16

    The Most Difficult Definition: Considerations for Defining “Genetically Modified Organism"

    The Most Difficult Definition: Considerations for Defining “Genetically Modified Organism"
    Post By Caitlin M Andersen A patent applicant is free to act as their own lexicographer in drafting an application and may define terms as they see fit. Should a word not be defined explicitly in the application, the Patent Office will…
  • Aug 8

    Domain Name Disputes: A UDRP Primer

    Domain Name Disputes: A UDRP Primer
    Post By Brandon Clark Has someone registered a domain that is identical or strikingly similar to your brand name or trademark? What rights do you have and what legal remedies are available if you or your company find yourself in a dispute…
Rank this Week: 1642

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/
  • Aug 16

    Dream to Reality – Helping Inventors Patent New Technologie

    Dream to Reality – Helping Inventors Patent New Technologie
    A blog about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce Small businesses and independent inventors both serve a vital role in our nation’s economy. And, helping those with limited resources is an important goal of the United States…
  • Aug 2

    Federal Agencies Tackling Trademark Scam

    Federal Agencies Tackling Trademark Scam
    Guest Blog by Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Boney Denison Some trademark applicants and registrants have paid fees to private companies while mistakenly thinking they were paying fees required by the USPTO. To combat this problem, last…
  • Aug 1

    Inspiring Young Minds to be Innovators and Pursue their Dream

    Inspiring Young Minds to be Innovators and Pursue their Dream
    Blog by Joe Matal, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO At Camp Invention, almost two million students have explored their own innate creativity,…
Rank this Week: 4862

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
  • Aug 16

    USPTO Releases Report on Public Views on Patent Eligibility Rule

    USPTO Releases Report on Public Views on Patent Eligibility Rule
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has released a report titled, “PATENT ELIGIBLE SUBJECT MATTER:  REPORT ON VIEWS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THEPUBLIC” (Report) concerning the comments of participants at…
  • Aug 15

    University Endowment Size and Patenting

    University Endowment Size and Patenting
    The National Association of Colleges and University Business Officers has released its report concerning U.S. University Endowment Size in 2016.  The top 10 in endowment size, include: 1) Harvard ($34,541,893,000); 2) Yale…
  • Aug 11

    The PTAB Ruining the American Dream (?)

    The PTAB Ruining the American Dream (?)
    The BBC has a wonderful video of a “patent burning” outside the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Who is burning patents?  American inventors who are protesting the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), once…
Rank this Week: 963

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 16

    Barton Beebe & Jeanne Fromer's submission to PTO on streamlined cancellation proceeding

    Barton Beebe & Jeanne Fromer's submission to PTO on streamlined cancellation proceeding
    Supporting the proposal, they summarize their evidence of overcrowding on the register.  Read it here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Aug 16

    Traveling pictures: trademark/publicity rights questions, bonus tort

    Traveling pictures: trademark/publicity rights questions, bonus tort
    Yellowstone proper had very little in the way of obvious TM issues, interestingly enough.  Other things I have encountered:For the torts folks; note especially the guy in the background blithely walking away from the dissolving…
  • Aug 16

    Shoes and surveys (picture post)

    Shoes and surveys (picture post)
    Since apparently there was some question whether the shoes I asked about post-Star Athletica were really shoes, here is proof:Not much less functional than the average super-high heelAlso, I randomly got selected for a trademark infringement…
Rank this Week: 105

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/
  • Aug 16

    White-on-White Trademark Usage Might Constitute Initial Interest Confusion–Agdia v. Xia

    White-on-White Trademark Usage Might Constitute Initial Interest Confusion–Agdia v. Xia
    Are we really litigating trademark references in white-on-white text in 2017??? Yes, we are, and yes, the whole case is a throwback to the mid-2000s (e.g., the 2008 Venture Tape case)–with effects that would be comical if they…
  • Aug 15

    LinkedIn Enjoined From Blocking Scraper–hiQ v. LinkedIn

    LinkedIn Enjoined From Blocking Scraper–hiQ v. LinkedIn
    hiQ Labs has scraped LinkedIn public profiles for several years. hiQ offers two products, entirely predicated on LinkedIn-scraped data: (1) a prediction to employers which employees were mostly likely to be recruited away, and (2) a summary…
  • Aug 15

    How Section 230 Helps Sex Trafficking Victims (and SESTA Would Hurt Them) (Guest Blog Post)

    How Section 230 Helps Sex Trafficking Victims (and SESTA Would Hurt Them) (Guest Blog Post)
    by guest blogger Alex F. Levy [Eric’s introduction: Alex Levy teaches Human Trafficking and Human Markets at Notre Dame Law School. She has written a timely and provocative article, The Virtues of Unvirtuous Spaces, about Backpage and…
Rank this Week: 687

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
  • Aug 16

    Amin confirmed by Senate as IP enforcement coordinator

    Amin confirmed by Senate as IP enforcement coordinator
    On Thursday, August 3, 2017, the United States Senate, through a deal brokered by leaders McConnell (R-KY) and Schumer (D-NY), voted out dozens of Trump nominees under a unanimous consent agreement. Under this procedure, there is no…
  • Aug 10

    An interview with Congressman Thomas Massie

    An interview with Congressman Thomas Massie
    “I can tell you, every day Congress is in session, there are lobbyists here trying to weaken the patent system,” Congressman Thomas Massie explained to me when I interviewed him on June 28, 2017. In Massie’s words, those…
  • Aug 7

    Infringers may soon pay a heavy price in China

    Infringers may soon pay a heavy price in China
    Chinese President Xi Jinping recently made some unusually strong comments regarding intellectual property. “Wrongdoing should be punished more severely so that IP infringers will pay a heavy price,” Xi said. According to IAM, the…
Rank this Week: 4578

Pay or Play

Pay or Play

Covers entertainment law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://payorplay.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 16

    Three Takeaways from the Disney/Netflix Split

    Three Takeaways from the Disney/Netflix Split
    The media community has been buzzing with the news that Disney plans to launch its own digital subscription channel for movies and series content. Its current license deal with Netflix expires at the end of 2018, after which new Disney and…
  • Aug 4

    ACLU Files Amicus Brief in Defamation Suit Against HBO for Last Week Tonight Episode

    ACLU Files Amicus Brief in Defamation Suit Against HBO for Last Week Tonight Episode
    The West Virginia branch of the American Civil Liberties Union recently filed an amicus brief in support of John Oliver, HBO and Time Warner, all of whom have been named as defendants in a defamation lawsuit filed by coal mogul, Robert…
  • Jul 25

    Bob Gaudio Tells Spotify To Walk Like a Man

    Bob Gaudio Tells Spotify To Walk Like a Man
    Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming service, was sued last week for over $366 million by two music publishers, Bluewater Music Services in Nashville and a group of companies affiliated with Bob Gaudio, the award-winning…
Rank this Week: 1226

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
  • Aug 16

    Proving and Protecting Rights to Domain Name

    Proving and Protecting Rights to Domain Name
    At their best, UDRP panelists are educators. They inform us about the ways in which parties win or lose on their claims and defenses. What to do and not do. In addressing this issue, I’m referring to less than 10% of cybersquatting…
  • Jul 24

    No Time Bar, No Laches under the UDRP

    No Time Bar, No Laches under the UDRP
    Two UDRP decisions posted this month involved domain names registered 20 and 21 years ago, David Duchovny v. Alberta Hot Rods c/o Jeff Burgar, FA1706001734414 (Forum July 4, 2017) (<davidduchovny.com>, 21 years) and Commonwealth Bank of…
  • Jul 10

    Do Trade Names Qualify as Trade Marks for Purposes of the UDRP?

    Do Trade Names Qualify as Trade Marks for Purposes of the UDRP?
    Naming is the first imperative. It as much precedes the launching of new lives as it does new businesses. Names secure a presence, and for businesses in the marketplace names can grow into trademarks, if they function like one. Are we not…
Rank this Week: 81

Trade Secrets Watch

Trade Secrets Watch

By Orrick.

http://blogs.orrick.com/trade-secrets-watch/
Rank this Week: 152

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

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

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
Rank this Week: 275

NorCal IP

NorCal IP

Covers notable new case filings and verdicts within the Northern District of California. By Orrick.

http://blogs.orrick.com/norcal-ip/
  • Aug 16

    Save Me Some Money: Paring Down Costs in Patent Litigation

    Save Me Some Money: Paring Down Costs in Patent Litigation
    Order Re Pilot Motions for Summary Judgment, Comcast Cable Communications, LLC v. OpenTV, Inc. et. al., N.D. Cal. (August 4, 2017) (Judge William Alsup) It’s no secret that patent litigation is expensive—especially when multiple…
  • Aug 15

    “Weight” a Minute – Upon Further Review Those Claims Are Not Indefinite

    “Weight” a Minute – Upon Further Review Those Claims Are Not Indefinite
    Commission Opinion, Certain UV Curable Coatings For Optical Fibers, and Products Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-1031 (August 11, 2017) (ITC) We previously posted – “Weight” a Minute- Those Claims Are Indefinite –…
  • Aug 14

    From Northern California to the Entire IP Landscape: Orrick’s New Blog

    From Northern California to the Entire IP Landscape: Orrick’s New Blog
    We’re excited to announce the recent transition of Orrick’s former NorCal IP blog into to its new iteration – IP Landscape (Today’s News, Tomorrow’s Strategy)!  Our new blog is more comprehensive in scope…
Rank this Week: 1709