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Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jul 29

    Activision loses data retrieval patent under 35 USC 101

    Activision loses data retrieval patent under 35 USC 101
    Activision Publishing, Inc. v. xTV Networks LTD., et al.Central District of CaliforniaCV 16-00737Order dated July 25, 2016On Monday, another patent fell to the great patent slayer - 35 USC 101. Activision was but the latest patentee to see…
  • Jul 1

    Cool cover art needed for book

    Cool cover art needed for book
    As many of you know, we are working on the Second Edition of the American Bar Association's Legal Guide to Video Game Development.  It's scheduled for publication later this fall, and we are putting the final touches on the book text.…
  • Jun 17

    SUPREME COURT: KIRTSAENG V. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. - Attorney Fees in Copyright Case

    SUPREME COURT: KIRTSAENG V. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. - Attorney Fees in Copyright Case
    U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES IN KIRTSAENG V. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.By Rajit KapurYesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., No. 15-375, that it is appropriate for a court to give…
Rank this Week: 1033

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jul 29

    Rapper Changes Name After Burberry Files Trademark Lawsuit

    Rapper Changes Name After Burberry Files Trademark Lawsuit
    IPNews® - Rapper and producer Perry Moise recently ran into trouble when he adopted the stage name “Burberry” and used iconic branding elements of the luxury fashion brand Burberry. Burberry, the English fashion brand, sent…
  • Jul 20

    Adidas Sues Skechers Over Patent Infringement

    Adidas Sues Skechers Over Patent Infringement
    IPNews® - Adidas has filed a lawsuit against Skechers, claiming patent infringement over a shoe design that attaches running blades to the sole of the shoe. This lawsuit is the second one by Adidas and third one by a major competitor…
  • Jul 14

    Google Seeks a Patent for a Smart Crib

    Google Seeks a Patent for a Smart Crib
    IPNews® - Based on a patent filed by Google, baby monitoring is going high-tech.  The patent seeks to protect a smart crib integrated with high technology baby monitoring which detects things like baby movements, temperature, and…
Rank this Week: 3769

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: 152

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jul 29

    TWiL 354: If That Was Spaghetti, You'd Be In Jail

    TWiL 354: If That Was Spaghetti, You'd Be In Jail
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guest: Marty Schwimmer False advertising/endorsement and fact checking during the election, just kidding as a defense, Stephen Colbert vs. Comedy Central for Stephen Colbert, and more! Photo credit: corrine…
  • Jul 22

    TWiL 353: I Fought The Pokemon And The Law Won

    TWiL 353: I Fought The Pokemon And The Law Won
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guest: Tiffany Li, Derek Muller Denise Howell and Emory Roane speak with Tiffany Li and Derek Muller about legal issues surrounding Pokemon Go including privacy, copyright, children and even election…
  • Jul 15

    TWiL 352: AI, Oh My!

    TWiL 352: AI, Oh My!
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guests: Andrew Arruda, Joshua Browder Andrew Arruda of ROSS Intelligence and Joshua Browder, founder of DoNotPay robot lawyer discuss with Denise Howell and Emory Roane the future of using robots and…
Rank this Week: 470

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
  • Jul 29

    New Tool to Help Notify Users When Their Content is Taken Offline

    New Tool to Help Notify Users When Their Content is Taken Offline
    When user content is threatened with removal from the Internet, it's unlikely that anyone is going to put up more of a fight than the user who uploaded it. That's what makes it so critically important that the user is informed whenever an…
  • Jul 29

    First Aereo, Now FilmOn: Another Fight for Innovation and Competition in TV Technology

    First Aereo, Now FilmOn: Another Fight for Innovation and Competition in TV Technology
    Why is it so hard to see our local TV stations these days? Even as more and more people watch TV via the Internet, streaming local TV stations to our Internet-enabled devices is next to impossible in most places. Companies that try to bring…
  • Jul 29

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Solocron Education Trolls With Password Patent

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Solocron Education Trolls With Password Patent
    Another month, another terrible patent being asserted in the Eastern District of Texas. Solocron Education LLC, a company whose entire “education” business is filing lawsuits, owns U.S. Patent No. 6,263,439, titled…
Rank this Week: 1151

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 260

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    BREAKING: Mr Justice Arnold refers questions on Article 3(b) SPC Regulation to CJEU

    BREAKING: Mr Justice Arnold refers questions on Article 3(b) SPC Regulation to CJEU
    The AmeriKat after the end of this term....With the swan song of this year's Trinity Term having ended today, the Patents Court has been a hive of activity.  Last minute applications, end of term hearings and judges clearing their desks…
  • Jul 29

    Hospira v Genentech - revocation of patents confirmed on appeal

    Hospira v Genentech - revocation of patents confirmed on appeal
    The Court of Appeal handed down its decision yesterday in Hospira v Genentech (with the first instance decision reported by this Kat here).  As is often the case when an appeal decision upholds a first instance judgment, there…
  • Jul 29

    Patent litigation as a branding tool: Huawei v Samsung

    Patent litigation as a branding tool: Huawei v Samsung
    This Kat never quite understood the motivations for the Apple-Samsung smartphone wars. Maybe the reason was as simple as often portrayed. The late Steve Jobs was incensed at what he felt was a gross misappropriation of his company’s IP…
Rank this Week: 170

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

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

    The Likely Indefiniteness of Coined Term

    The Likely Indefiniteness of Coined Term
    by Dennis Crouch AGIS v. Life360 (Fed. Cir. 2016) In some ways the case here can be thought of as placing a higher definiteness burden on patentees when relying upon non-industry-standard language such as coined-terms in the claims.…
  • Jul 28

    Inter Partes Review Statistic

    Inter Partes Review Statistic
    By Jason Rantanen This post summarizes data on inter partes review proceedings and appeals from the Patent Office.  Although the office publishes a monthly Patent Trial and Appeal Board Statistics packet, the narratives contained within…
  • Jul 26

    Unwired Planet v. Apple: Fault and Patent Infringement

    Unwired Planet v. Apple: Fault and Patent Infringement
    By Jason Rantanen Unwired Planet, LLC v. Apple Inc. (Fed. Cir. July 22, 2016) Download Unwired Planet Panel: Moore (author), Bryson, Reyna Last week, the Federal Circuit issued two opinions, both written by Judge Moore, dealing with what I…
Rank this Week: 182

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    ADR website was commercial speech for purposes of client's false advertising lawsuit

    ADR website was commercial speech for purposes of client's false advertising lawsuit
    JAMS, Inc. v. Superior Court of San Diego County, No. D069862, --- Cal. Rptr. 3d ----, 2016 WL 4014068 (Cal. Ct. App. Jul. 27, 2016)Kevin Kinsella sued JAMS, an ADR provider, and the Honorable Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Retired), alleging that…
  • Jul 29

    Design Patent Damages event in DC, Aug. 2

    Design Patent Damages event in DC, Aug. 2
    Details/RSVP here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jul 28

    Court of appeals says FU to state university's TM claim

    Court of appeals says FU to state university's TM claim
    Florida International University Board of Trustees v. Florida National University, Inc., 2016 WL 4010164, --- F.3d ----, No. 15-11509 (11thCir. Jul. 26, 2016) FIU sued FNU for changing its name from Florida National College to Florida…
Rank this Week: 2772

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
  • Jul 29

    MBBP Client Fanzcall Receives Backing from Red Sox’s David Ortiz

    MBBP Client Fanzcall Receives Backing from Red Sox’s David Ortiz
    Fanzcall, an interactive live sports game app, announced that Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz is now a shareholder in the Waltham-based startup company.  Ortiz has an equity stake in the company, and will serve as an…
  • Jul 29

    Delaware Chancery Court Rules on “Fair Value” Doctrine

    Delaware Chancery Court Rules on “Fair Value” Doctrine
    The Delaware Chancery Court recently rejected the long-standing doctrine that the merger price in an arm’s-length transaction always represents fair value. The court carved out exceptions to the doctrine in two cases…
  • Jul 22

    Good News for Patent Holder

    Good News for Patent Holder
    By: Lisa Warren In what has been a seemingly rare occurrence in recent months, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued a pro-patentee decision in Immersion Corporation v. HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc.,…
Rank this Week: 1220

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    ADVANCED GROUND INFORMATION SYSTEMS [AGIS] loses at CAFC on 112(6), 112(2) issue

    ADVANCED GROUND INFORMATION SYSTEMS [AGIS] loses at CAFC on 112(6), 112(2) issue
    Advanced Ground Information Systems, Inc. (“AGIS”)appeals the decision of the United States District Courtfor the Southern District of Florida in Advanced GroundInformation Systems, Inc. v. Life360, Inc., No. 14-cv-80651(S.D. Fla.…
  • Jul 29

    Howdy Doody: some IP angles and "past as prelude"

    Howdy Doody: some IP angles and "past as prelude"
    History records the first Presidential inaugural to be televised as that of President Truman on January 20, 1949:First Presidential Inauguration on TelevisionLots of camera pans and animated live narration by NBC’s Ben Grauer. Includes…
  • Jul 27

    Illumina v. Ariosa: the CAFC discusses the phrase “relating to”

    Illumina v. Ariosa: the CAFC discusses the phrase “relating to”
    The outcome of Illumina v. AriosaIllumina, Inc. (“Illumina”) appeals a district court orderdenying Illumina’s motion to compel arbitration.Illumina and Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. (“Ariosa”) enteredinto a supply…
Rank this Week: 65

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3724

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Jul 29

    Sutton Knocks Another One Out of the Park, Shuts Down $19 Trillion Suit Against Google

    Sutton Knocks Another One Out of the Park, Shuts Down $19 Trillion Suit Against Google
    Pro tip: If ever you Google yourself, and are unhappy with the results, don’t sue Google. Why not? Because under a federal law known as the Communications Decency Act, websites and/or services that only republish or…
  • Mar 8

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling
    The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (that’s Brooklyn, for everyone in the rest of the world) has filed an “appeal” of Magistrate Judge James Orenstein’s order denying its motion to compel Apple to…
  • Mar 4

    NY Federal Judge Gets it Right, Rules in Favor of Apple

    NY Federal Judge Gets it Right, Rules in Favor of Apple
      This is not an easy read, and at 50 pages, it might not be worthy of your time, unless you really want to parse through the factors the court considers in deciding whether the 200+ year-old All Writs Act authorizes a federal judge to…
Rank this Week: 3284

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jul 29

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"
    Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a…
  • May 13

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"
    Today, as our capacity to prolong life increases, people dispute whether indefinite prolongation could possibly be good. A leading bioethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) has written that we should all want to die at 75! I'll…
  • May 12

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
Rank this Week: 146

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
  • Jul 29

    Federal Circuit finds another software patent claim eligible

    Federal Circuit finds another software patent claim eligible
    Recently,  the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility LLC. Writing the opinion for the majority was Judge Raymond Chen, who also authored the…
  • Jul 28

    Patent Eligibility Relief for the Life Sciences Sector

    Patent Eligibility Relief for the Life Sciences Sector
    Several weeks ago, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Rapid Litigation Management LTD v. Cellzdirect, Inc. The patent owner appealed the decision of the district court, which had concluded that…
  • Jul 22

    Getting to a patent as fast as possible

    Getting to a patent as fast as possible
    Patent attorney Russ Krajec is the CEO and founder of BlueIron, a patent-financing company. Krajec is an angel investor, a registered patent attorney, a former Chief Operating Officer of a venture-backed startup company, and an inventor on…
Rank this Week: 997

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 1511

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jul 29

    Ask Dr. Copyright … Trademark rights in ‘Thank You’

    Ask Dr. Copyright … Trademark rights in ‘Thank You’
    Dear Doc: My Mom always taught me to be extra-polite. Growing up in the South, I learned to call my elders “Ma’am” and “Sir”, and always to say “Please” and “Thank you”. I guess that…
  • Jul 21

    It Was About time…

    It Was About time…
    for the Supreme Court to restore some balance to the patent system. The power of patents has eroded over the last decade, with the Supreme Court concluding that an infringer can only be enjoined from infringing in rare circumstances…
  • Jul 14

    Ask Dr. Copyright… About Klingon

    Ask Dr. Copyright… About Klingon
    Dear Doc:   NuqneH! (Hello!) HIQaH! QaH! (Help!) Paramount Pictures Corporation thinks that it owns the copyright to the Klingon language. They’re trying to use that copyright to stop production of a fan film,…
Rank this Week: 4509

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Jul 29

    Micawberism, homeopathy and plausibility

    Micawberism, homeopathy and plausibility
    by Rachel Mumby Those readers who are unfamiliar with the excessively optimistic outlook of Mr Wilkins Micawber in Charles Dicken’s novel David Copperfield, would be forgiven for having had to look up the word “Micawberism”…
  • Jul 28

    Experts analyse participation post-Brexit UK in Unitary Patent system

    Experts analyse participation post-Brexit UK in Unitary Patent system
    Analysing whether, if the UK ratifies the UPC, further participation in the Unitary Patent system might be possible and on what legal basis. That is the main objective of a group of patent professionals in the UK, which has been convened by…
  • Jul 28

    USA: Polar Electro Oy v. Suunto Oy, United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, No. 2015-1930, 20 July 2016

    USA: Polar Electro Oy v. Suunto Oy, United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, No. 2015-1930, 20 July 2016
    A federal trial court erroneously concluded that patent defendant Suunto Oy lacked minimum contacts with the State of Delaware to support the assertion of specific personal jurisdiction in a patent infringement suit filed by Polar Electro Oy,…
Rank this Week: 1667

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: 510

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/
Rank this Week: 4938

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jul 29

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/29/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/29/16
    Open Letter to 2016 Political Candidates — With the conventions of both parties now officially wrapped up, the US starts the 101 day march to the general election. Click the link to add your name to an open letter to all candidates…
  • Jul 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/22/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/22/16
    Jane Ginsburg, Overview of Copyright Law — Ginsburg has posted her chapter from the forthcoming Oxford of Intellectual Property. A great look at copyright’s history, philosophy, and doctrine. This passage from her conclusion…
  • Jul 15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/15/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/15/16
    H.R.5757 – To amend title 17, United States Code, to establish an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims, and for other purposes. — On Wednesday, Representatives Jeffries and Marino introduced a bill…
Rank this Week: 4661

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    TTAB Posts August 2016 Hearing Schedule

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

    TTAB Test: Is SKINNIBELT Generic for Belts?

    TTAB Test: Is SKINNIBELT Generic for Belts?
    The USPTO refused to register the term SKINNIBELT for "belts," deeming it generic for the goods. The Examining Attorney maintained that "skinny belt" is the generic name of a category of belts. Applicant appealed. How do you think this came…
  • Jul 27

    TTAB Test: Should the Stylization of This Descriptive Term Support a Principal Registration?

    TTAB Test: Should the Stylization of This Descriptive Term Support a Principal Registration?
    The USPTO refused to register the mark JIUJITEIRO in the stylized form show immediately below, for various items of athletic apparel, including martial arts uniforms. Applicant One Nation conceded that the term (which means "a pracitioner of…
Rank this Week: 323

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/
  • Jul 29

    My Favourite Things: The Promise of Regulation by Design

    My Favourite Things: The Promise of Regulation by Design
    Lachlan Urquhart & Tom Rodden, A Legal Turn in Human Computer Interaction? Towards ‘Regulation by Design’ for the Internet of Things (2016), available at SSRN.Daithí Mac SíthighTen years have passed since…
  • Jul 28

    Constitutional Officers: A Very Close Reading

    Constitutional Officers: A Very Close Reading
    Seth Barrett Tillman, Who Can Be President of the United States?: Candidate Hillary Clinton and the Problem of Statutory Qualifications, 5 Brit. J. Am. Legal Studies 95 (2016), available at SSRN Seth Barrett Tillman, Originalism & the…
  • Jul 27

    American Sexual Culture as Public Health Crisi

    American Sexual Culture as Public Health Crisi
    Margo Kaplan, Rape Beyond Crime, 66 Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Angela HarrisNot long ago, I was indulging in one of my favorite lazy-day pastimes – standing in my local bookstore, reading. The book was Girls and…
Rank this Week: 946

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Pokemon GO or Pokemon No?

    Pokemon GO or Pokemon No?
    Unless you’ve been living under a Geodude this past month, you’ve no doubt been exposed (either willingly or unwillingly) to some part of the current social media/mobile gaming sensation, Pokemon GO.  Niantic’s new…
  • Jul 28

    Is the US Olympic Committee’s #TwitterBan Fair or Foul?

    Is the US Olympic Committee’s #TwitterBan Fair or Foul?
    The 2016 Summer Olympics will officially* begin in eight days. Yet the U.S. Olympic Committee’s (USOC) efforts to enforce the Olympic trademarks are truly an eternal battle. While the USOC has a reputation for aggressively enforcing its…
  • Jul 26

    When Should a Brand Get Involved in Social Issues?

    When Should a Brand Get Involved in Social Issues?
    – Jason Sprenger – President, Game Changer Communications I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that 2016 will go down as a year that a lot of social issues in America boiled over.  Transgender people and the…
Rank this Week: 281

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jul 28

    CRISPR Update – July 2016

    CRISPR Update – July 2016
    This is the first update on CRISPR, following on from our June 24 web conference entitled, “Navigating the CRISPR Patent Landscape and Business Impact.” Copies of the slides and audio can be obtained here. We will continue…
  • Jul 28

    Advancing New Claims Under the Lanham Act

    Advancing New Claims Under the Lanham Act
    Implementing unique litigation tactics, on June 15, 2016, Foley & Larder LLP filed a complaint under Section 337 of the Tariff Act at the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) on behalf of Par Pharmaceutical and related…
  • Jul 26

    The Promise And Pitfalls Of 3D Printing

    The Promise And Pitfalls Of 3D Printing
    3D printing offers great promise for innovation and manufacturing, but this tool has expanded the scope of patented products that can be easily and cheaply copied, and may make it harder to identify and prosecute infringers. The USPTO held…
Rank this Week: 759

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

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

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Cette semaine une invention utile pour ceux qui maîtrisent mal leur véhicule. Demande US2014190603
  • Jul 26

    T803/12 : pas de renvoi ni de correction du procès-verbal

    T803/12 : pas de renvoi ni de correction du procès-verbal
    En première instance, le brevet tel que délivré et toutes les requêtes subsidiaires avaient été considérées comme ne satisfaisant pas les exigences de l'article 83 CBE. Pour l'Opposante,…
  • Jul 24

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    AQUINOV (12 collaborateurs) est une société indépendante de Conseils en Propriété Industrielle depuis 15 ans. Implantée historiquement dans la région de Bordeaux, l'équipe…
Rank this Week: 1032

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 28

    Life Technologies Corporation v. Unisone Strategic IP, Inc. (PTAB 2016)

    Life Technologies Corporation v. Unisone Strategic IP, Inc. (PTAB 2016)
    By Joseph Herndon -- Life Technologies Corp. filed a petition requesting covered business method (CBM) patent review of a number of claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,996,538. The PTAB determined that the claims are unpatentable under 35 U.S.C.…
  • Jul 28

    USPTO Sets New Deadline for Migration to Financial Manager

    USPTO Sets New Deadline for Migration to Financial Manager
    By Donald Zuhn –- As we reported earlier this month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that it was extending the deadline for customers to migrate their deposit accounts and electronic funds transfer accounts (EFTs) to…
  • Jul 27

    Genzyme Therapeutic Products Ltd. v. Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Genzyme Therapeutic Products Ltd. v. Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Federal Circuit affirmed the decision by the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) in an inter partes review (IPR) that the claims of Genzyme's U.S Patent Nos. 7,351,410 and 7,655,226 were obvious, in Genzyme…
Rank this Week: 104

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 3701

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Parent Company Furnishes Cancellation of Subsidiary’s Trademark Registration

    Parent Company Furnishes Cancellation of Subsidiary’s Trademark Registration
    Does your company’s wholly-owned subsidiary own trademarks in its own name?  Has your company acquired any companies that own trademarks?  If so, your company’s use of those trademarks will not prevent cancellation of…
  • Jul 21

    The Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act vs. The California Uniform Trade Secrets Act

    The Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act vs. The California Uniform Trade Secrets Act
    Although some version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”) has widely been adopted by most states, including California, variations among the versions and related judicial interpretation has led to…
  • Jul 15

    Patent Office Adds Another After Final Option for Applicants – P3

    Patent Office Adds Another After Final Option for Applicants – P3
    This week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced1 the Post-Prosecution Pilot Program (“P3”) for applicants to respond to a final rejection in a utility patent application.  Under the P3, an applicant…
Rank this Week: 1235

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/
Rank this Week: 831

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
  • Jul 28

    Are Artist’s Works Effectively Available License-Free to Major Retailers?

    Are Artist’s Works Effectively Available License-Free to Major Retailers?
    Outrage broke out recently when it was uncovered that fashion retailer Zara made similar products as a number of independent artists’ works. The artists created a website to publicize numerous side-by-side images of their work next…
  • Jul 13

    Influx of New Technology to Protect Artist’s Right

    Influx of New Technology to Protect Artist’s Right
    Copyright infringement of photographs and other printable materials is an ongoing battle for artists and publishers. With the ability to simply screenshot anything on a computer or phone screen, people are readily saving, sharing, and…
  • Jul 11

    Couple Copyrights Mansion to Prevent Neighbors from Building a Similar Home

    Couple Copyrights Mansion to Prevent Neighbors from Building a Similar Home
    A New York couple is fighting to keep their “unique dream house” truly unique by suing neighbors who are building a similar home. The couple designed and copyrighted the architectural plans of both the interior and exterior…
Rank this Week: 347

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/
  • Jul 28

    What is the difference between a business name and a trademark?

    What is the difference between a business name and a trademark?
    For that matter, what about fictitious names, dbas and trade names? Recently, I’ve talked to a number of small business owners who have interesting and profitable businesses.  These businesses range from mechanics, to pastry…
  • Jul 25

    Genericide

    Genericide
    Genericide:  a word that strikes terror in the hearts of any trademark owner or brand manager. What exactly is genericide?  It’s the trademark equivalent of homicide.  It is when a mark becomes so successful and …
  • Jul 18

    Brexit, Brouhaha, and… Beer?

    Brexit, Brouhaha, and… Beer?
            You are probably sick of hearing the word BREXIT by now.  If you don’t yet know what it is, Brexit refers to Britain’s recent vote to exit the European Union.  Since numerous international…
Rank this Week: 2678

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jul 28

    Employment Law for Foreigner

    Employment Law for Foreigner
    This post is about employment law. It is directed particularly to people from other countries who are not familiar with U.S. employment practices. It is based on my answer to a Quora question.  Please see What are the most important…
  • Jul 21

    $800 Franchise Tax is Due Even if LLC is Canceled

    $800 Franchise Tax is Due Even if LLC is Canceled
    This post about California’s $800 franchise tax is based on my recent answer to a Quora question. Q.: In California, can someone shut down an LLC before the $800 franchise tax is due on the 15th day of the 4th month? A.: One can…
  • Jun 23

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection
    This post discusses the civil and criminal protections for trade secrets available since May 12, 2016 under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Relevant definitions in the DTSA roughly follow – with numerous modest…
Rank this Week: 4078

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/
  • Jul 28

    Trademark Assignability Laid Bare

    Trademark Assignability Laid Bare
    Crazy Horse was a legendary Native American chief of the Oglala Lakota tribe who lived during the second half of the 1800s.  Unfortunately today, his name may be more familiar as a brand for various products, such as motorcycle gear,…
  • Jul 22

    INDUCED INFRINGEMENT BECOMES MORE DIFFICULT TO DEFEND

    INDUCED INFRINGEMENT BECOMES MORE DIFFICULT TO DEFEND
    In Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. v. NuVasive, Inc. (June 3, 2016) 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 10092, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals broadly interpreted the Supreme Court’s test for induced infringement, finding irrelevant the defendant’s…
  • Jul 18

    33 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Star

    33 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Star
    Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2016, on which 33 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Three Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special…
Rank this Week: 1248

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jul 28

    Schadenfreude hits a new high

    Schadenfreude hits a new high
    You are now reading the only sentence I’m writing in this, the first-ever “no comment,” utterly self-explanatory (besides these introductory words) post on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® — via a site called…
  • Jul 27

    The best of intention

    The best of intention
    Going to the well (i.e., other people’s blogs) again, and what better well than Duets Blog and Steve Baird?  In a post a while ago Steve addressed an important topic regarding which there’s a lot of, er, confusion.…
  • Jul 18

    McCarthy speak

    McCarthy speak
    This is really something!  I always knew John Welch was the definitive resource online, and then some, for what’s going on at the Trademark Trials and Appeal Board — the TTAB, of course — via his seminal, inimitable and…
Rank this Week: 81

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3408

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 440

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

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

    Plagiarism In Pop Culture: Mystery Science Theater 3000

    Plagiarism In Pop Culture: Mystery Science Theater 3000
    When plagiarism visited the Satellite of Love, Mike and the bots responded pretty much exactly how you would expect them to. The post Plagiarism In Pop Culture: Mystery Science Theater 3000 appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 28

    3 Count: Born to Pay

    3 Count: Born to Pay
    Lady Gaga wins French lawsuit over Born This Way music video, photographer sues Getty Images over public domain images and more... The post 3 Count: Born to Pay appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 27

    When Fallout 4, Modding and Plagiarism Collide

    When Fallout 4, Modding and Plagiarism Collide
    Recently, modders began to find similarities between a mission in Fallout 4 Far Harbor and.a mod for Fallout: New Vegas, further straining relationships. The post When Fallout 4, Modding and Plagiarism Collide appeared first on Plagiarism…
Rank this Week: 393

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: 535

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Jul 28

    Tip: Avoiding Chinese domain name scam

    Tip: Avoiding Chinese domain name scam
    This month, I have received several inquiries from people who received emails purporting to be about other companies trying to register domain names in Asia that correspond to their domain names or trademarks. The emails look something like…
  • Jul 21

    5 trademark lessons from Pokemon GO

    5 trademark lessons from Pokemon GO
    Unless you have been under a rock for two weeks, you have heard for the summer gaming fad, Pokemon Go. Like or not, the fad is here for a while this summer (will it last longer than the “ice bucket challenge” of a few summers…
  • Jul 19

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations XC

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations XC
    Here is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected –…
Rank this Week: 3115

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
  • Jul 28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-27
    If you don’t got it, don’t flaunt it: FTC Issues Warnings to Companies Claiming APEC Privacy Certification https://t.co/5ECLwJYiJX -> The Dangerous Combination of Content Theft and Malware https://t.co/9lZVNqXkIX -> The…
  • Jul 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-26
    Search Engine Snippets Protected By Section 230–O’Kroley v. Fastcase https://t.co/pJ0scRXmTi -> DCA’s New Report on Enabling Malware https://t.co/JwH4ycWHxO -> National securities regulator: Questions about opt-in;…
  • Jul 26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-25
    20th Century Fox Accuses Kim Dotcom of Asset Freeze Breach https://t.co/QLvwXCAeoU -> INDUCED INFRINGEMENT BECOMES MORE DIFFICULT TO DEFEND https://t.co/p7GDV1aHCI -> BASCOM v. AT&T: Section 101 Jurisprudence Continues to Develop…
Rank this Week: 1251

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jul 28

    KickassTorrents: Löschen statt Sperren im Urheberrecht

    KickassTorrents: Löschen statt Sperren im Urheberrecht
    Das schweizerische Urheberrecht befindet sich in Revision. In diesem Rahmen sollen – wie von der amerikanischen Unterhaltungsindustrie gefordert – unter anderem auch Netzsperren eingeführt werden, was der Bundesrat als…
  • Jul 26

    Berner «Staulagen» bei der Zwangsvollstreckung

    Berner «Staulagen» bei der Zwangsvollstreckung
    Langsame Berner sind nicht immer ein Klischee. So benötigte ein Berner Betreibungsamt mehr als fünf Monate um einen Zahlungsbefehl zuzustellen. Die betroffene Gläubigerin verlangte in der Folge mittels betreibungsrechtlicher…
  • Jul 23

    Marke AirPods: Heissen so die neuen Apple-Kopfhörer?

    Marke AirPods: Heissen so die neuen Apple-Kopfhörer?
    Apple wird Gerüchten zufolge in Zukunft auf einen herkömmlichen Kopfhörer-Anschluss verzichten und stattdessen den proprietären Lightning-Anschluss verwenden. Ausserdem gibt es Spekulationen um Apple-eigene…
Rank this Week: 1361

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Jul 27

    Acceptable Specimens for a Trademark Application

    Acceptable Specimens for a Trademark Application
    Some types of advertisements and displays are acceptable as specimens for trademarks.
  • Jul 10

    Trademarks for Etsy Shop

    Trademarks for Etsy Shop
    Developing trademark rights in an Etsy shop name and for the products sold online is an important business step.
  • Jun 16

    Increased Trademark Fee

    Increased Trademark Fee
    The Trademark Office is considering raising fees for some trademark filings.
Rank this Week: 918

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 2469

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Jul 27

    They Invented What? (No. 8)

    They Invented What? (No. 8)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,982,161:  Process for the utilization of ruminant animal methane emissions.   I claim:  1. A method for producing methane-utilizing…
  • Jun 26

    They Invented What? (No. 7)

    They Invented What? (No. 7)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,465,208:  Chewing Gum Dispenser.    Background: “While difficulty in removing the gum from the sheath occurs initially, and…
  • Jun 6

    They Invented What? (No. 6)

    They Invented What? (No. 6)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,865,843:  Portable Electrical Mouse Trap.    What is claimed is: 1. A portable electrical mouse trap for capturing and killing a…
Rank this Week: 2804