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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    CAFC handles USPTO roughly in LF Centennial Limited: the fallacy of the undistributed middle

    CAFC handles USPTO roughly in LF Centennial Limited: the fallacy of the undistributed middle
    From the CAFC decision, as to the PTO Director:...the Director suggests a side panel can be a spine. That suggestion is fallacious: it employs a version of the fallacy of the undistributed middle, ... To put this in context, from the…
  • Jun 27

    Bascom beats AT&T on 101 issue at CAFC

    Bascom beats AT&T on 101 issue at CAFC
    Bascom won a vacating of an order from ND Texas.However, we disagree with the district court’s analy-sis of the ordered combination of limitations. In light ofMayo and Alice, it is of course now standard for a §101inquiry to…
  • Jun 26

    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 does Teflon

    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 does Teflon
    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 discussed the invention of Teflon in its almanac feature, noting this was the 106th anniversary of the birthday of Roy Plunkett:Plunkett was a DuPont chemist working with gases in the late 1930s when an…
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Jun 29

    Mil zonas geotérmicas reportadas en el país con potencial económico

    Mil zonas geotérmicas reportadas en el país con potencial económico
    FUENTE: AGENCIA ID Universidad mexicana encabeza proyecto de explotación en Puebla, en el que participan UNAM, Conacyt, Secretaría de Energía y la Unión Europea La energía geotérmica es el calor…
  • Jun 29

    Centro Mexicano de Innovación en Tecnologías del Hidrógeno

    Centro Mexicano de Innovación en Tecnologías del Hidrógeno
    AUTOR: Erika Socorro Rodríguez FUENTE: CONACYT, AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT   Zacatecas, Zacatecas.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Con el objetivo de construir un centro de investigación que brinde…
  • Jun 29

    Primer Concurso Edificio Sustentable para el IIE en Cuernavaca

    Primer Concurso Edificio Sustentable para el IIE en Cuernavaca
    AUTOR: Mercedes López FUENTE: CONACYT, AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Ciudad de México.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- En busca de fortalecer su infraestructura científica y tecnológica, el Instituto…
Rank this Week: 276

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Jun 29

    The Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill Passes House

    The Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill Passes House
    Although I am away (and posting from the Muir Woods – which are quite remarkable), I wanted to post a quick update on the status of the Massachusetts noncompete and UTSA bill. More details later. In the meantime: Unanimous votes in the…
  • Jun 5

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News (May/June)

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News (May/June)
    Below are the latest issues and cases making trade secrets | noncompete news since our last update … Federal:  The Defend Trade Secrets Act is now law of the land. The United States now (officially) has a national trade…
  • Jun 4

    Defend Trade Secrets Act versus the UTSA

    Defend Trade Secrets Act versus the UTSA
    The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) is now law of the land, and the United States now (officially) has a national trade secrets law with a concomitant private civil right of action. Specifically, the DTSA amends the Economic…
Rank this Week: 4481

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
  • Jun 29

    The Pros and Cons of Artists and Social Media

    The Pros and Cons of Artists and Social Media
    Without question, social media has transformed how many artists interact with the public, how they brand themselves, and the very nature of how they disperse their work. But where social media opens avenues for reaching new, arguably larger…
  • Jun 27

    Warning! Copyright Infringement Case Dismissed Due to Choice of Law Provision

    Warning! Copyright Infringement Case Dismissed Due to Choice of Law Provision
    Metal Bulletin, an English corporation, sued Scepter, Inc., a company subscribing to its services that, contrary to subscription terms and conditions, purchased an individual Metal Bulletin subscription for use by their employees. Metal…
  • Jun 27

    Italian Consumer Group Wants Investigation Into Christo Artwork

    Italian Consumer Group Wants Investigation Into Christo Artwork
    Jean Claude and Christo’s latest massive public art installation, The Floating Piers, transforms lake Iseo in Italy with 100,000 square meters of yellow fabric over 220,000 polyethylene cubes that ripple with the water…
Rank this Week: 944

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: 1030

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Jun 29

    Les brevets morts-vivant

    Les brevets morts-vivant
    Un client très actif dans le démarrage de nouvelles entreprises technologiques revenait d’un congrès aux États-Unis. Lui, et certains membres du CA d’une de ses startups, avaient assisté à…
  • Jun 27

    Le Brexit et les brevets en Europe

    Le Brexit et les brevets en Europe
    Dans la foulée du référendum britannique, le mot « Brexit » était sur toutes les lèvres la fin de semaine passée. Les gestionnaires de propriété intellectuelle se demandent…
  • Jun 22

    Un aperçu des changements à venir dans la foulée du PLT

    Un aperçu des changements à venir dans la foulée du PLT
    C’est avec plaisir que je vous donne des nouvelles sur l’alignement de la Loi des brevets du Canada avec le PLT. Un petit rappel : le PLT, le « Patent Law Treaty », est un traité mis en place pour…
Rank this Week: 1748

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

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

    Guest Post: U.S. Patent Practitioner Trends of 2016 – Part I

    Guest Post: U.S. Patent Practitioner Trends of 2016 – Part I
    By Zachary Kinnaird, Patent Attorney with International IP Law Group, PLLC As an update to last year’s write-up on this topic, 1,210 new U.S. patent practitioners earned registration numbers in 2015, a slight rebound from the recent low…
  • Jun 29

    Prof. Radin’s Patent Notice and the Trouble with Plain Meaning

    Prof. Radin’s Patent Notice and the Trouble with Plain Meaning
    By Jason Rantanen Professor Margaret Radin, who recently retired from the University of Michigan Law School, is a leading scholar known for her work in property theory, contracts law, intellectual property, and internet commerce. …
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court Patent Report: End of 2015 Term

    Supreme Court Patent Report: End of 2015 Term
    by Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court has completed its patent law business for the 2015 term and will re-open decision making in September 2016.  Briefing and new filings will, however, continue throughout the summer. Two…
Rank this Week: 277

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/
  • Jun 29

    No Bridge Over the Troubled Waters of Section 101

    No Bridge Over the Troubled Waters of Section 101
    The waters surrounding Section 101 of the Patent Act are as muddied as they come. The statute sets forth only in broad strokes what inventions are patentable, leaving it to the courts to create an implied exception to patentability for laws…
  • Jun 29

    Innovation only occurs when entrepreneurs are incentivized to take risk

    Innovation only occurs when entrepreneurs are incentivized to take risk
    Believing that innovation does not come from risk taking inventors, entrepreneurs, start ups, or even from the likes of Silicon Valley, is naïve in the extreme. Unfortunately, this “you didn’t build that” belief system…
  • Jun 29

    Innovation can create economic success in developing countries facing the middle-income trap

    Innovation can create economic success in developing countries facing the middle-income trap
    A rising tide lifts all boats. While an age-old saying, the concept is relatively simple really. Of course, the path to broad based economic opportunity for all has been elusive for many countries. If underdeveloped and developing countries…
Rank this Week: 4929

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Brexit and UK copyright: the story of a lo

    Brexit and UK copyright: the story of a lo
    On 23 June 2016 UK voters decided that their country would be better off outside the EU. To say the least, the historical outcome of the Brexit referendum will have a tremendously serious impact on the UK, the overall EU integration…
  • Jun 29

    Wednesday Whimsie

    Wednesday Whimsie
    US Chamber Report measures the magnitude of global counterfeitingcounterfeiting copycats are everywhere!According to the recent Counterfeiting Report from the Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) part of the Chamber of…
  • Jun 29

    Book Review: IP Strategy, Valuation and Damage

    Book Review: IP Strategy, Valuation and Damage
    I learned a few things reading this book. One, don’t judge a book by its green cover, and two, the IP valuation world is fascinatingly complex. A new book by Michelle Rakiec and Stevan Porter contains some very…
Rank this Week: 77

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Jun 29

    DICKMAN’S Pickles: Just Another Unregistrable Surname

    DICKMAN’S Pickles: Just Another Unregistrable Surname
    The US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has, again, explained how and when surnames may function as trademarks. In re Enumclaw Farms LLC, Application Serial No. 85942195 (TTAB June 24, 2016). This blog has discussed this topic in the past,…
  • Jun 28

    MAYA And MAYARI Are Not Confusingly Similar When Used On Wine

    MAYA And MAYARI Are Not Confusingly Similar When Used On Wine
    The Federal Circuit has upheld the findings of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that use of the marks MAYA and MAYARI on wine is not likely to cause confusion.  Oakville Hills Cellar, Inc. vs.  Georgallis Holdings, LLC, Case No.…
  • Mar 23

    PETA Isn’t Monkeying Around With Copyright Ownership Right

    PETA Isn’t Monkeying Around With Copyright Ownership Right
    As we reported in a recent post, PETA lost its efforts, on behalf of Naruto the monkey, to secure his claim to copyright ownership of his “selfie” photograph. The district court judge held that the copyright law did not recognize…
Rank this Week: 3858

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    A Favorite New York Landmark Deemed a Famous Trademark

    A Favorite New York Landmark Deemed a Famous Trademark
    It is not easy to establish fame for purposes of showing a likelihood of dilution by blurring.  Owner of the Empire State Building marks rose to the challenge in a recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“the…
  • Jun 28

    Lights, Camera…Now Take Action

    Lights, Camera…Now Take Action
    – Jason Sprenger – President, Game Changer Communications Imagine for a moment you’re back in the year 1963…the time of Mad Men, the beginning of Beatlemania, the year of the “I Have a Dream”…
  • Jun 27

    One Trademark Certainty in Uncertain Time

    One Trademark Certainty in Uncertain Time
    Watching the morning news for even a few minutes can leave one struck by how we truly live in uncertain times. I suppose every generation has too, but is it more striking at this moment? There are plenty of examples to draw upon to…
Rank this Week: 119

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jun 29

    PDN Post: What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contract

    PDN Post: What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contract
    Check the important and informative PDN post: “What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contracts,” to learn what three attorneys (including myself) think of several editorial photography contracts. Check…
  • May 24

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest
    The Tahoe National Forest is a beautiful area of the world, so it’s natural for photographers to document it. The Tahoe National Forest Service (“TNFS”) is looking to capitalize on that desire by running a photo contest to…
  • May 18

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.
    17 USC 504(c)(2) of the Copyright Act provides: In a case where the infringer sustains the burden of proving, and the court finds, that such infringer was not aware and had no reason to believe that his or her acts constituted an…
Rank this Week: 4466

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers copyright and intellectual property law. By the Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC.

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Jun 29

    PDN Post: What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contract

    PDN Post: What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contract
    Check the important and informative PDN post: “What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contracts,” to learn what three attorneys (including myself) think of several editorial photography contracts. Check…
  • May 24

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest
    The Tahoe National Forest is a beautiful area of the world, so it’s natural for photographers to document it. The Tahoe National Forest Service (“TNFS”) is looking to capitalize on that desire by running a photo contest to…
  • May 18

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.
    17 USC 504(c)(2) of the Copyright Act provides: In a case where the infringer sustains the burden of proving, and the court finds, that such infringer was not aware and had no reason to believe that his or her acts constituted an…
Rank this Week: 3006

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 223

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/
  • Jun 29

    Q2 2016 Quick Links, Part 1 (Intellectual Property)

    Q2 2016 Quick Links, Part 1 (Intellectual Property)
    Copyright * Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin, No. CV 15-03462-RGK (AGRx) (C.D. Cal. June 23, 2016): Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven isn’t substantially similar to Spirit’s Taurus. The plaintiff’s lawyer explains why it was a…
  • Jun 28

    Web Host Defeats Copyright Liability Despite Mishandled Takedown Notice–Hydrenta v. Luchian

    Web Host Defeats Copyright Liability Despite Mishandled Takedown Notice–Hydrenta v. Luchian
    The plaintiff produces pornography and distributes it through paid membership sites. The defendants run ad-supported websites that allow users to upload videos, a total of 475,000 user-submitted videos. Moderators screen user submissions to…
  • Jun 27

    A Dozen Organizations File Comments Opposing Copyright Office’s Plan to Undermine Section 512

    A Dozen Organizations File Comments Opposing Copyright Office’s Plan to Undermine Section 512
    I recently posted about the Copyright Office’s proposed new prices for designating 17 USC 512 agents for notice. While the proposed price reduction sounded good, the announcement obscured the real news: the Copyright Office still wants…
Rank this Week: 252

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: 4299

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jun 29

    H3H3 Lawsuit Update: Motion to Dismi

    H3H3 Lawsuit Update: Motion to Dismi
    The H3H3 lawsuit is heading up as the defendants have filed a motion to dismiss,hoping to get this YouTube lawsuit dismissed on a technicality. The post H3H3 Lawsuit Update: Motion to Dismiss appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jun 29

    3 Count: IP Freely

    3 Count: IP Freely
    Court rules IP address not sufficient evidence, filmmaker sues musician over live production and game removed from Steam over stolen assets. The post 3 Count: IP Freely appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jun 28

    Fan Fiction After Axanar

    Fan Fiction After Axanar
    While the Axanar lawsuit grinds on, CBS and Paramount have released guidelines for Star Trek fan films. Fans, however, are not happy. The post Fan Fiction After Axanar appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 749

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/
  • Jun 29

    Teaming Up to Cure Cancer

    Teaming Up to Cure Cancer
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Anyone who has held the hand of a friend or family member suffering through chemotherapy and radiation or comforted a friend or…
  • Jun 24

    Trademarks Moving Forward

    Trademarks Moving Forward
    Guest blog by Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Boney Denison Our Trademarks Team is leading efforts to meet the continually changing intellectual property environment – by updating our IT systems, developing educational outreach…
  • May 18

    Topics Announced for Case Studies Pilot

    Topics Announced for Case Studies Pilot
    Guest blog by Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality Valencia Martin Wallace In December 2015, the USPTO published a Federal Register Notice inviting the public to submit patent-quality related topics to be the subjects of case studies in…
Rank this Week: 4826

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
  • Jun 29

    Why crackdown on pirate set-top boxes is good for innovation: a reply to Michael Geist

    Why crackdown on pirate set-top boxes is good for innovation: a reply to Michael Geist
    Last week the Federal Court granted an interlocutory injunction restraining ITVBOX.NET, WATCHNSAVE INC, MTLFREETV.COM and others from selling set-top boxes preloaded with software. The software was specifically adapted to enable purchasers to…
  • Jun 29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-28
    Google gets access to source code on Letters of request Google Inc. v. Mutual, 2016 BCSC 1169 https://t.co/op82mUMEIX -> Brexit vote result bolsters case for CETA, trade lawyers say: ‘Quite optimistic about this’…
  • Jun 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-26
    Facebook, Google Automatically Blocking Extremist Content https://t.co/JBKjUHf8c3 -> Forget What Congress Wrote, Forget What the Copyright Office Wrote; Court Of Appeals Re-Writes the Copyright Act https://t.co/sF0Kd6SYJb -> Computer…
Rank this Week: 755

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
  • Jun 29

    Why courts rely on §101 when other sections of the statute seem far better suited

    Why courts rely on §101 when other sections of the statute seem far better suited
    Diamond v. Diehr specifically warned about §102 improperly influencing the §101 analysis, so a §101 analysis was presumably considered separate from a §102, §103 or §112 analysis. Fast forward a little more than…
  • Jun 28

    The rise of efficient infringement, a problem for universitie

    The rise of efficient infringement, a problem for universitie
    Recent overhauls to America’s patent laws have forced universities and other patent owners into a corner when asserting their rights. Last October, The New York Times reported on the rise of “efficient infringement”…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court says district courts have discretion to enhance patent damage

    Supreme Court says district courts have discretion to enhance patent damage
    In a unanimous decision delivered by Chief Justice John Roberts (left) in Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., the United States Supreme Court recently did what much of the patent world expected it would do;…
Rank this Week: 4515

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: 465

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    TTAB Posts July 2016 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts July 2016 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled three (3) oral hearings for the month of July. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. Briefs and other papers for these cases may be…
  • Jun 28

    TTAB Affirms 2(e)(4) Surname Refusal of "DICKMAN'S" for Pickle

    TTAB Affirms 2(e)(4) Surname Refusal of "DICKMAN'S" for Pickle
    The Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(4) refusal of the mark DICKMAN'S for jams, jellies, pickles, and other class 29 goods, finding the mark to be primarily merely a surname. Applicant Enumclaw Farms argued that the number of persons with the…
  • Jun 27

    CAFC Affirms TTAB: MAYARI Not Confusable With MAYA for Wine

    CAFC Affirms TTAB: MAYARI Not Confusable With MAYA for Wine
    Concluding that substantial evidence supported the Board's finding that the marks MAYARI and MAYA, both for wine, are sufficiently dissimilar to avoid confusion, the CAFC affirmed the Board's dismissal of this Section 2(d) opposition.…
Rank this Week: 293

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Jun 29

    Quetiapine patent invalidated in Denmark – also…

    Quetiapine patent invalidated in Denmark – also…
    On June 17, 2016, the Danish Maritime and Commercial Court rendered judgement in a patent case between AstraZeneca and Teva and Accord regarding the validity of the DK part of EP 0 907 364. The patent-in-suit concerned a new formulation of…
  • Jun 28

    German FRAND Update

    German FRAND Update
    Following the CJEU judgment Huawei vs ZTE (Case C-170/13) of 16 July 2015, the national courts continue refining the requirements for the assertion of standard-essential patents (SEPs). So far, the first instance courts in Germany (in…
  • Jun 28

    Dutch Parliament ratifies Unified Patent Court Agreement

    Dutch Parliament ratifies Unified Patent Court Agreement
    The Senate or ‘Eerste Kamer’ of the Parliament in the Netherlands approved the Unified Patent Agreement on 28 June 2016 without discussion. Two weeks ago, the Dutch Second Chamber, ‘Tweede Kamer’, had already…
Rank this Week: 1494

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jun 29

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    Video-sharing website Vimeo LLC cannot be held liable for copyright infringement for unknowingly hosting older music uploaded by its users, a U.S. appeals court ruled, dealing a blow to record labels seeking broader protections. In a victory…
  • Jun 29

    Two 'Talking Copyright' sessions at Brtish Black Music Month

    Two 'Talking Copyright' sessions at Brtish Black Music Month
    Talking Copyright Conference: From A Left & Global South Perspective July 13, 6-8pm @ Houses Of Parliament. www.bit.ly/REIMILaunchThis conference aims to highlight perspectives that go beyond the concept of Copyright being a…
  • Jun 21

    CREATe Festival in London this week

    CREATe Festival in London this week
    Our friends at CREATe, the UK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, wish to let 1709 Blog readers know about the forthcoming CREATe Festival 2016, taking place on Friday in London.More…
Rank this Week: 431

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/
  • Jun 29

    Saving the Public Interest Class Action by Unpacking Theory and Doctrinal Functionality

    Saving the Public Interest Class Action by Unpacking Theory and Doctrinal Functionality
    David Marcus, The Public Interest Class Action, 104 Geo. L.J. 777 (2016).Suzette M. MalveauxScholars, lawyers, and litigants struggle to understand the class action landscape that has evolved over the past five decades and has sharply…
  • Jun 28

    Data Mistakes and Data Justice

    Data Mistakes and Data Justice
    Wayne A. Logan & Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, Policing Criminal Justice Data 101 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016).Elizabeth JohIn criminal justice circles, “big data” is the new buzzword: police departments are experimenting with…
  • Jun 27

    Star Wars, Science Fiction and the Constitution

    Star Wars, Science Fiction and the Constitution
    Cass R. Sunstein, The World According to Star Wars (2016).Ilya SominCass Sunstein is one of America’s leading legal scholars. Both his work generally and his book about Star Wars specifically have attracted enormous attention from both…
Rank this Week: 665

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jun 29

    Court Denies Post-Discovery Close Deposition

    Court Denies Post-Discovery Close Deposition
    DR Distribs., LLC v. 21st Century Smoking, Inc., No. 12 C 50324, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 15, 2015) (Johnston, Mag. J.). Judge Johnston denied defendants’ motion to compel the deposition of plaintiff’s prior trademark prosecution…
  • Jun 27

    Case Stayed Based After Covered Business Method Reviews are Instituted on Half Patent

    Case Stayed Based After Covered Business Method Reviews are Instituted on Half Patent
    Bodum USA, Inc. v. Williams-Sonoma, Inc., No. 16 C 981, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 3, 2016) (Kendall, J.). Judge Der-Yeghiayan granted defendant Williams-Sonoma’s 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a) motion to transfer the Lanham Act case to the…
  • Jun 24

    Case Stayed Based After Covered Business Method Reviews are Instituted on Half Patent

    Case Stayed Based After Covered Business Method Reviews are Instituted on Half Patent
    Victory Records, Inc. v. Kalnoky, No. 15 C 9180, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 8, 2016) (Zagel, J.). Judge Zagel denied defendant Kalnoky’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss contract claims against him personally in this contract…
Rank this Week: 2400

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/
  • Jun 29

    Revised FCC Procedures for Accrediting Overseas Test Labs Take Effect July 29

    Revised FCC Procedures for Accrediting Overseas Test Labs Take Effect July 29
    Same action grants extra time for recognizing non-accredited labs. Of course you remember our recent post about the FCC’s change to its procedures for accrediting overseas test labs, and its grant of extra time for recognizing…
  • Jun 28

    EAS Test Reporting System Now Open for Busine

    EAS Test Reporting System Now Open for Busine
    EAS participants must register and complete Form One pronto; FCC also seeks comment on new approach to the EAS Handbook Attention, all you EAS participants. The Commission has formally opened up its new EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS), which…
  • Jun 27

    Alien Ownership: FCC Seeks Comment on “Streamlined” Review Proce

    Alien Ownership: FCC Seeks Comment on “Streamlined” Review Proce
    Proposal would put other agencies on 90-day clock to complete review of possible national security issues. In an effort to facilitate foreign investment in U.S. common carrier and broadcast licensees, the FCC has proposed changes in the way…
Rank this Week: 3386

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jun 28

    Deadline Approaching to Migrate USPTO Deposit Accounts to Financial Manager

    Deadline Approaching to Migrate USPTO Deposit Accounts to Financial Manager
    By Donald Zuhn –- Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office sent an e-mail alert reminding practitioners and applicants that the deadline for migrating their deposit accounts and electronic funds transfer accounts (EFTs) is June…
  • Jun 28

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Janssen Biotech, Inc. v. Celltrion Healthcare Co., Ltd. et al. 1:16-cv-11117; filed June 14, 2016 in the District Court of…
  • Jun 27

    BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility LLC (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility LLC (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Federal Circuit Concurrence -- Decide Patentability with Patent-Eligibility By Joseph Herndon -- The Federal Circuit earlier today vacated a District Court's order dismissing BASCOM's complaint and remanded for further proceedings. BASCOM…
Rank this Week: 160

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    T1088/11 : réduction (bis)

    T1088/11 : réduction (bis)
    Dans la convocation à la procédure orale, la division d'opposition apparaissait comme ayant été élargie à 4 membres. Les parties ayant annoncé qu'elles ne seraient pas présentes, la…
  • Jun 26

    Art. 23 1/16 : affaire close faute d'indépendance

    Art. 23 1/16 : affaire close faute d'indépendance
    Les blogs IP Kat et EPLAW ont récemment donné accès à une nouvelle décision selon l'article 23(1) CBE de la Grande Chambre de recours. Dans cette affaire, le Conseil d'administration demande…
  • Jun 23

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Cette semaine une invention d'actualité : un lit destiné aux sportifs. US7546648  1. A bed comprising:  a plurality of block components each with inner and outer surfaces and with releasable tongue-and-groove…
Rank this Week: 1611

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Jun 28

    InfoLawGroup LLP Formalizes Privacy in M&A Practice

    InfoLawGroup LLP Formalizes Privacy in M&A Practice
    InfoLawGroup announces that it has formalized its Privacy in M&A practice group, which brings together its experienced attorneys to work closely with clients on the privacy and security issues that can arise when purchasing, investing in,…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit: What It Means for Global Information Manager

    Brexit: What It Means for Global Information Manager
    The British electorate has voted to leave the European Union, rejecting the pleas of all major political parties and most business, media, and legal experts across the political spectrum.  Prime Minister Cameron announced that he will…
  • Jun 22

    FTC Settles Complaint against Mobile Ad Network InMobi over Location-Data Collection & COPPA Violation

    FTC Settles Complaint against Mobile Ad Network InMobi over Location-Data Collection & COPPA Violation
    The FTC announced today that it reached a settlement with mobile ad network InMobi. InMobi offers a software-development kit (SDK) that its third-party app-developer customers can integrate into their mobile applications. The SDK allows…
Rank this Week: 3675

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1554

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Jun 28

    Indacon, Inc., v. Facebook, Inc., No. 2015-1129 (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Indacon, Inc., v. Facebook, Inc., No. 2015-1129 (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Written By: John Kirkpatrick Indacon sued Facebook for infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,834,276 (hereinafter the “’276 patent”), directed to “searching, indexing, perusing, and manipulating files in a database ……
  • Jun 21

    Patent Attorney

    Patent Attorney
    Retired Patent Attorney, 30 years experience, accepting overflow work in electrical and mechanical fields. robertplattbell@gmail.com Ph. (703) 544-5281
  • Jun 14

    Patent No. U.S. 5,527,039 A

    Patent No. U.S. 5,527,039 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog EditorPatent No. U.S. 5,527,039 AGolf Swing Training Aid Inventors: Claude A. Levesque Description: In the continued evolution of golf equipment, Claude…
Rank this Week: 2249

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/
  • Jun 28

    Pat Summitt: A Brand That Lives On

    Pat Summitt: A Brand That Lives On
      I had nearly completed a blog post that I intended to publish today—a post actually about trademarks, branding, and intellectual property—but, when the news of Pat Summitt’s death broke early this morning, I decided…
  • Jun 24

    Curry Scores on Trademark Application

    Curry Scores on Trademark Application
    Perhaps Steph Curry should have been paying more attention to basketball rather than capitalizing on his trademark during the NBA finals. While Curry won’t get a payout from winning an NBA title, it looks like he has other business…
  • Jun 16

    ZIP, ZILCH, NADA

    ZIP, ZILCH, NADA
    It is summer festival season in Middle Tennessee. Last week, we experienced the CMA Music Festival, followed by Bonnaroo. This coming weekend, the RC Cola and Moon Pie Festival takes place in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. The festival begins with a…
Rank this Week: 2102

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
  • Jun 28

    Blue Stream Laboratories Acquired by Charles River Laboratorie

    Blue Stream Laboratories Acquired by Charles River Laboratorie
    MBBP client Blue Stream Laboratories, an analytical contract research organization supporting the development of complex biologics and biosimilars, was acquired by Charles River Laboratories. Charles River Laboratories is a provider of…
  • Jun 28

    New Employment Law Alert: Non-Compete Reform

    New Employment Law Alert: Non-Compete Reform
    MBBP’s Employment Law Group just released an Employment Law Alert. As legislative efforts for post-employment noncompetition agreement reforms have remained at a standstill for the past eight years, Speaker Robert A.…
  • Jun 22

    Ad Network to pay $950,000 in civil penalties for alleged privacy misrepresentations and alleged COPPA violation

    Ad Network to pay $950,000 in civil penalties for alleged privacy misrepresentations and alleged COPPA violation
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today announced a settlement with InMobi, a Singapore-based mobile advertising network.  The FTC alleged that InMobi engaged in deceptive trade practices in violation of Section 5(a) of the FTC Act by…
Rank this Week: 4724

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1218

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • Jun 28

    Updated Clery Act Handbook Released

    Updated Clery Act Handbook Released
    The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting (the “Handbook”), which provides important guidance for institutions as it relates to their compliance with the Clery Act’s safety and security requirements, was recently…
  • Jun 27

    New York Institutions: NYSED Activates Electronic Submission System for Article 129-A and 129-B Compliance

    New York Institutions: NYSED Activates Electronic Submission System for Article 129-A and 129-B Compliance
    The New York State Education Department has activated its electronic submission system for institutions to file certificates of compliance with Education Law Articles 129-A and 129-B, as well as the copies of rules and policies required to be…
  • Jun 24

    The Second Coming of Fisher: UT Austin’s Race-Conscious Admissions Policy Upheld by SCOTUS

    The Second Coming of Fisher: UT Austin’s Race-Conscious Admissions Policy Upheld by SCOTUS
    Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas at Austin’s use of race in its admissions policies and procedures by rendering a decision in the second case brought by Abigail Fisher, a white woman who was rejected for…
Rank this Week: 3674

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/
  • Jun 28

    Slippery Slope for Online Service Providers with New California Appellate Court Ruling

    Slippery Slope for Online Service Providers with New California Appellate Court Ruling
    By Tyler Quillin The most important law governing the internet just had its 20th birthday earlier this year, the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996, the CDA grants online service providers immunity…
  • Jun 24

    Screenshot Through The Heart, And Richard Prince’s To Blame

    Screenshot Through The Heart, And Richard Prince’s To Blame
    By Gwen Wei Earlier this year, three artists separately sued appropriation careerist Richard Prince for copyright infringement. The works in question? Photographs with valid and registered copyrights—each framed in an Instagram…
  • Jun 22

    All Dance, No Pay Violates the Fair Labor Standards Act

    All Dance, No Pay Violates the Fair Labor Standards Act
    By Sam Daheim On May 11, 2016, the Fourth Circuit held in McFeeley v. Jackson Street Entertainment, t that exotic dancers who worked at two exotic dance clubs in Prince George’s County, Maryland, were employees of the clubs as…
Rank this Week: 474

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/
  • Jun 28

    Cultural compatibility: predictor of a transaction’s potential succe

    Cultural compatibility: predictor of a transaction’s potential succe
    We have previously reported on human capital considerations in M&A transactions; in this post we consider how corporate culture affects a deal’s possibility of success. While qualitative considerations often sit on the backburner in…
  • Jun 21

    Corporate residency for tax purpose

    Corporate residency for tax purpose
    A corporation that is resident in Canada for Canadian income tax purposes is subject to Canadian income tax on its worldwide income. On the other hand, corporations that are not resident in Canada are only subject to Canadian income tax on…
  • Jun 15

    M&A update in the global metals industry

    M&A update in the global metals industry
    In the past, we reported on PwC’s ongoing analysis on M&A activity in the global metals industry. PwC released its most recent report in the series, entitled “Forging Ahead: First-quarter 2016 global metals industry…
Rank this Week: 1784

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

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

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
Rank this Week: 291

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Jun 28

    No Need to Drone On: A Quick Overview of the New FAA Rule

    No Need to Drone On: A Quick Overview of the New FAA Rule
    On June 21, 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) released its much-awaited operational rules for drones. We have been tracking these rules for the last year. The biggest change from the proposed rules to final rules…
  • Jun 28

    Employers Should Audit and Update Employment-Related Policies and Agreements in Light of New “Defend Trade Secrets Act”

    Employers Should Audit and Update Employment-Related Policies and Agreements in Light of New “Defend Trade Secrets Act”
    President Obama recently signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (the “Act”) into law. The Act creates a new cause of action - which became effective immediately - for trade secret misappropriation. Prior to the Act, civil claims for…
  • Jun 14

    Copyright Basics: 3 Tips for Small Businesses Regarding Copyright

    Copyright Basics: 3 Tips for Small Businesses Regarding Copyright
    When it comes to copyrights, there are several common mistakes small businesses can make. If you are putting together marketing materials or a website and you download a photo online, often times that photo is protected by a copyright and is…
Rank this Week: 3025

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Copyright/TM question of the day, politics edition

    Copyright/TM question of the day, politics edition
    Analyze the linked Buzzfeed public service announcement about registration (warning: link will likely autoplay).http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jun 28

    Judge McKeown on copyright, and responses (including mine)

    Judge McKeown on copyright, and responses (including mine)
    Hon. M. Margaret McKeown,  Censorship in the Guise of Authorship: Harmonizing Copyright and the First Amendment, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 1 (2016)Margaret Chon, Copyright’s Other Functions, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 364 …
  • Jun 27

    Allegations of undisclosed sponsorship defeat anti-SLAPP motion at pleading stage

    Allegations of undisclosed sponsorship defeat anti-SLAPP motion at pleading stage
    Woodard v. Labrada, 2016 WL 3436434, No. 16-00189 (C.D. Cal. May 12, 2016)Woodard brought a putative class action alleging that various defendants (Media Defendants) misrepresented the weight loss benefits of weight loss supplement products…
Rank this Week: 302

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Jun 28

    Federal Circuit finds Internet content filtering patent eligible after Alice

    Federal Circuit finds Internet content filtering patent eligible after Alice
    For the second time in two months, the Federal Circuit has issued a decision that describes a situation in which a software invention is eligible for patenting. In Bascom Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility et al.,…
  • Jun 16

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?
    A recent Federal Circuit decision held that a patent directed to a tool attachment for demolition equipment was obvious in view of two prior art references. The court reached this conclusion even though it did not deny that the…
  • Jun 15

    No more bright lines: Supreme Court overturns test for willful patent infringement

    No more bright lines: Supreme Court overturns test for willful patent infringement
    In a consolidated decision involving two new cases, the U.S. Supreme Court continued its trend of shunning bright-line rules in patent infringement cases. The cases overturned the “objective recklessness” test that…
Rank this Week: 1720

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/
  • Jun 28

    Bomhard IP on Brexit

    Bomhard IP on Brexit
    hort version: nothing to do immediately regarding existing EUTMs; might want to consider back-up UK filing for new EU TMs.
  • Jun 17

    S Ct: Text of Kirtsaeng v John Wiley on Awarding Attorney’s Fee

    S Ct: Text of Kirtsaeng v John Wiley on Awarding Attorney’s Fee
    Footnote two is a contender for funniest Supreme Court footnote this term. Justia’s Summary: Kirtsaeng bought low-cost foreign edition textbooks in Thailand and resold them to students in the U.S. In 2013 the Supreme Court held that…
  • Jun 17

    Text of 2d Cir Decision in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Text of 2d Cir Decision in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    Justia’s summary: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. 512(c), establishes a safe harbor which gives qualifying Internet service providers protection from liability for copyright infringement when their users…
Rank this Week: 397

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jun 28

    TVEyes and the Scope of Fair Use

    TVEyes and the Scope of Fair Use
    The Second Circuit is set to consider Fox News v TVEyes, with both parties having submitted their briefs (see Fox News brief and TVEyes brief). The appeal represents the latest evolution of the “transformative…
  • Jun 24

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/24/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/24/16
    Responding to Piracy: What the evidence shows — In previous installments, the authors of this post looked at “available academic evidence on whether piracy harms media sales, and whether this harm leads to reductions in the supply…
  • Jun 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/17/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/17/16
    Why “Stairway to Heaven” Doesn’t Infringe “Taurus” Copyright: analysis & demo of “scenes a faire” motif common to both — Rockers Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are in court this week…
Rank this Week: 4688

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Djibouti’s Accession to the PCT

    Djibouti’s Accession to the PCT
    On June 23, 2016, WIPO welcomed the accession of the 150th Member State to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) when the Minister Delegate to the Ministry of Economy and Finance in charge of Trade, SMEs, Handicrafts and Tourism, Djibouti,…
  • Jun 20

    What would BREXIT likely mean for IP in Africa?

    What would BREXIT likely mean for IP in Africa?
    On a limb .. pondering BrexitBritain ranks very high on the trading partner lists of most African countries (especially Commonwealth influenced countries) as does the EU so how could a Brexit affect the continent from an IP perspective? A few…
  • Jun 17

    5 Reasons Why You Need To Be At INTA's Building Brands With Africa Conference 1-2 September Cape Town

    5 Reasons Why You Need To Be At INTA's Building Brands With Africa Conference 1-2 September Cape Town
    Why you need to be at INTA's first ever conference on African soil:1. INTA is the single largest IP industry representative body on the globe meaning that a dedicated INTA conference on the African continent allows Africa and its unique…
Rank this Week: 3454