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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
  • Apr 29

    PTAB ineffective at eliminating low-quality patent

    PTAB ineffective at eliminating low-quality patent
    Those who engage in patent assertion activity are not per se bad actors, or patent trolls, simply because they choose to exercise the exclusive rights granted by the federal government. In fact, the FTC recently acknowledged the term…
  • Apr 26

    Laches no defense to patent infringement during statute of limitation

    Laches no defense to patent infringement during statute of limitation
    The United States Supreme Court recently issued its decision in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag et al. v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, et al. The issue before the Supreme Court was whether the defense of laches remained a viable defense…
  • Apr 25

    On the Record with Russ Slifer

    On the Record with Russ Slifer
    Russ Slifer is the former Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Slifer resigned from this position he held for nearly two years on Friday,…
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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/
  • Apr 29

    Convoca INAOE a la XI Olimpiada Nacional de Astronomía

    Convoca INAOE a la XI Olimpiada Nacional de Astronomía
    Por Dalia Patiño González Tonantzintla, Puebla. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Como cada año, el Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE) convoca a los estudiantes de…
  • Apr 28

    La Cultura de Protección de Tecnologías en México

    La Cultura de Protección de Tecnologías en México
    Fuente: MAXIMINO RAMÍREZ HERNÁNDEZ, Departamento Jurídico, SELCO®, ”Tus ideas son negocio®” www.gruposelco.com, juicios@gruposelco.com Debido a que esta semana celebramos el Día Mundial de la…
  • Apr 28

    Con multilaboratorios de ingeniería, la BUAP a la vanguardia en infraestructura tecnológica

    Con multilaboratorios de ingeniería, la BUAP a la vanguardia en infraestructura tecnológica
    BENEMÉRITA UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE PUEBLA Dirección de Comunicación Institucional BOLETÍN INFORMATIVO Puebla, Pue., 18 de abril de 2017 No. 94 Tiene 19 espacios multidisciplinarios dotados de…
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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 90

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/
  • Apr 29

    Trademark hijackers are hurting online advertisers; here’s how to stop them

    Trademark hijackers are hurting online advertisers; here’s how to stop them
    Avery Labels worked hard to establish its brand among consumers as the premier retailer of label products, as well as providing software solutions through their design-and-print-online tool and one-stop premium printing service,…
  • Apr 28

    Are conflicts of interest at the PTAB leading to preferential decisions for Apple?

    Are conflicts of interest at the PTAB leading to preferential decisions for Apple?
    The lead APJ serving on the panel of multiple CBM reviews petitioned by Apple, who also wrote the final written decision on at least one CBM review petitioned by Apple and invalidated claims of the ‘772 patent, was Administrative Patent…
  • Apr 28

    Recent court rumblings about a narrow scope of IPR estoppel

    Recent court rumblings about a narrow scope of IPR estoppel
    An Inter Partes Review (IPR) is an important tool for companies that face frequent patent infringement challenges. An IPR is essentially a mini-litigation focusing solely on patent validity conducted before a panel of administrative patent…
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Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 125

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
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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
  • Apr 28

    The End of the NSA's ‘About’ Searches Is Just the Beginning

    The End of the NSA's ‘About’ Searches Is Just the Beginning
    The NSA is stopping its use of one controversial surveillance technique that impacts Americans' privacy. Make no mistake. This is good news for anyone who wants government surveillance to follow the law. But there’s much more to be done…
  • Apr 28

    Stupid Patents of the Month: Taxi Dispatch Tech

    Stupid Patents of the Month: Taxi Dispatch Tech
    With all the attention ride-sharing has been getting lately, some might think Uber and Lyft were highly inventive apps. But according to at least one company, the apps are just highly infringing. Who’s right? Probably neither. Hailo…
  • Apr 27

    Quem defende seus dados no Brasil? Segundo relatório anual mostra melhora na privacidade das telecomunicaçõe

    Quem defende seus dados no Brasil? Segundo relatório anual mostra melhora na privacidade das telecomunicaçõe
    Tradução de: Ana Luiza Araujo Hoje, o InternetLab, um dos principais centros de pesquisa independente em políticas de Internet no Brasil, lançou seu relatório de 2017 sobre companhias de…
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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: 247

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Social Links: Social ad spend soars; the FTC’s special message to “influencers”; LinkedIn changes terms of use

    Social Links: Social ad spend soars; the FTC’s special message to “influencers”; LinkedIn changes terms of use
    A New York State senator has introduced a bill that would make posting footage of a crime to social media with the intention of glorifying violence or becoming famous punishable by up to four years in prison and fines. Instagram hit the…
  • Apr 26

    M&A Leaders Predict a Bullish Year for Tech Deal

    M&A Leaders Predict a Bullish Year for Tech Deal
    2017 will be an even busier year than 2016 and 2015 for M&A deals in the technology sector, according to more than half of the dealmakers who responded to the semi-annual M&A Leaders Survey conducted by our colleagues at Morrison…
  • Apr 25

    Limiting Statutory Damages in Internet Copyright Case

    Limiting Statutory Damages in Internet Copyright Case
    One of the most significant legal concerns for Internet service providers is the risk of exposure to liability for the copyright infringements of their users. The concern is not unreasonable. Because Internet service providers can be held…
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this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Apr 28

    TWiL 384: Uber In The Sky With Dubai

    TWiL 384: Uber In The Sky With Dubai
    Amazon has more privacy concerns, is there an echo? Denise Howell, Matt Curtis, and Sean Lynch discuss the legal implications of picking a fight with a security robot, Uber releases indefinite plans launch flying taxis, Roku launches a new…
  • Apr 21

    TWiL 383: Bunch of Bull

    TWiL 383: Bunch of Bull
    Is the girl on wall street a derivative work of the bull? Join Mike Keys, Denise Howell, Evan Brown, and Matthew Curtis discuss the latest developments in technology law. What does it take to file for a declaratory judgment? Does the taking…
  • Apr 7

    TWiL 382: European or 12-Year Old?

    TWiL 382: European or 12-Year Old?
    What's the difference between anonymity and privacy? Denise Howell, Mike Keyes, Tanya Forsheit, and Matt Curtis discuss the potential implications of European privacy laws for U.S. citizens and corporations. James Comey's Twittersphere…
Rank this Week: 1623

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

Covers issues pertaining to trademarks, copyrights, patents and starting a business. By Shannon Moore.

http://tmexpress.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Trademark 101: Should You Trademark?

    Trademark 101: Should You Trademark?
    SourceNow that we know what a trademark is and is not, let’s dive into the next logical question: should you trademark?The easiest way to answer this question is to look at your business and your plans for it.…
  • Apr 26

    Trademark 101: What Isn’t a Trademark?

    Trademark 101: What Isn’t a Trademark?
    SourceYesterday’s post was all about what a trademark is so today we’re going to talk about what a trademark is not. Knowing both sides of that coin will give you a clear idea if a trademark is right for you or not.Let’s use…
  • Apr 24

    Trademark 101: What is a Trademark?

    Trademark 101: What is a Trademark?
    SourceWelcome to the first day of class! Before we get into the nitty gritty of trademarks, let’s go back to the beginning. And the beginning of the beginning is defining what a trademark is and what a trademark is not.Here’s what…
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Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
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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: 2584

IP Finance

IP Finance

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

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Apr 28

    "Opportunistic" Google and Intertrust Launch "Patent Shield": Protection for Startup

    "Opportunistic" Google and Intertrust Launch "Patent Shield": Protection for Startup
    Google and Intertrust have announced the creation of Patent Shield, which is designed to protect startups.  Essentially, the exchange is access to a patent portfolio for an equity stake in the startup.  It seems to put startups…
  • Apr 27

    U.S. Government Accounting Office Releases Report on FinTech

    U.S. Government Accounting Office Releases Report on FinTech
    The U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) has issued a report titled, “Financial Technology: Information on Subsectors and Regulatory Oversight.”  The GAO Report provides a description of the FinTech industry broken down by…
  • Apr 23

    South Africa's ASA on the precipice

    South Africa's ASA on the precipice
    Unless South Africa's Advertising Standards Authority receive $680 000 in funding before the end of the month, an application will be launched to liquidate the non-profit which will likely see the collapse of the self regulated body, and…
Rank this Week: 2313

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Apr 28

    What’s the legal basis for plausibility?

    What’s the legal basis for plausibility?
    In the past decade, a new character of the patent theatre has made inroads into the case law of some EU Member States, “imported” from the so-called “EPO case law”. Its name is “plausibility”. The origin of…
  • Apr 28

    Delays for UK ratification Unified Patent Court Agreement and start Unitary Patent system

    Delays for UK ratification Unified Patent Court Agreement and start Unitary Patent system
    The UK Parliament closed down for business yesterday, preceding the general elections of 8 June 2017. It means parliamentary approval of legislation which is necessary for UK ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement will be delayed.…
  • Apr 27

    ‘Inconsistencies between rules Brussels I bis Regulation and Unified Patent Court Agreement’

    ‘Inconsistencies between rules Brussels I bis Regulation and Unified Patent Court Agreement’
    The Unitary Patent system adds to territorial fragmentation of patent law in Europe, rather than consolidating it, by leaving aside non-participating EU Member States. Also, it is based on rules in the Brussels I bis Regulation (BR) and the…
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Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Apr 28

    Commodifying Words and Letters in the .Com Space

    Commodifying Words and Letters in the .Com Space
    Words (and by extension their constituent letters) are as free to utter and use as is the air sustaining life. No one owns them. There is no toll fee to be paid to dictionary makers who curate them. There are, however, two carve-outs from…
  • Apr 18

    In Whose Language? Cybersquatting by Foreigner

    In Whose Language? Cybersquatting by Foreigner
    There are no gatekeepers to prevent registrants from acquiring domain names incorporating marks that potentially violate third-party rights. Anyone, anywhere can acquire domain names composed of words and letters in languages not its own…
  • Apr 3

    Passive Holding of Domain Names and the Argument for Bad Faith or Forfeiture

    Passive Holding of Domain Names and the Argument for Bad Faith or Forfeiture
    There is a misconception among some trademark owners and their counsel that passive holding of domain names alone, Sandy Frank Film Syndication, Inc. v. Ralph Zita, FA1612001706714 (Forum February 14, 2017) (<youaskedforit.com>), or…
Rank this Week: 266

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://www.beveragelawupdate.com
  • Apr 28

    Leading the Pack: One Brewery’s Leave Policies Are Pawsitively Unique

    Leading the Pack: One Brewery’s Leave Policies Are Pawsitively Unique
    We talk a lot about the parameters of leave programs.  New state laws that are popping up regularly that expand on employee leave rights.  While we focus on the legal aspects of all leave laws, we do recognize the importance of…
  • Apr 27

    How Big is the Bite for Failing to Accommodate Service Animals?

    How Big is the Bite for Failing to Accommodate Service Animals?
    Multiple New England breweries in the last week have made the difficult decision to no longer permit four-legged friends within tasting rooms.  This article provides absolutely no opinion on those decisions—they are difficult…
  • Apr 19

    Brewers Association Marketing and Advertising Code Update: A beer by any other name doth taste as hoppy

    Brewers Association Marketing and Advertising Code Update: A beer by any other name doth taste as hoppy
    Coming up with the recipe for your new brew is only half the battle, you also have to come up with a creative name and label. While we’ve discussed protecting your brand through trademarks in previous posts, brewers should also be aware…
Rank this Week: 2113

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

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

    Federal Circuit: eBay creates a four-element test (not “four-factors”)

    Federal Circuit: eBay creates a four-element test (not “four-factors”)
    Nichia Corp v. Everlight Americas (Fed. Cir. 2017) Nichia is the world’s largest supplier of LEDs.   The defendant here also sells LEDs and was accused of infringing three Nichia patents. U.S. Patent Nos. 8,530,250, 7,432,589, and…
  • Apr 27

    Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017

    Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
    In a largely bi-partisan vote, the US House of Representatives has passed H.R. 1695, the “Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017.”  The Bill was introduced by Judiciary Committee Chair Bob…
  • Apr 26

    What is IP For? Experiments in Lay and Expert Perception

    What is IP For? Experiments in Lay and Expert Perception
    I just read an interesting short article from Prof Gregory Mandel (Temple) titled What is IP For? Experiments in Lay and Expert Perceptions [available here].  Part of the papers includes survey results from both lay individuals and…
Rank this Week: 53

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/
  • Apr 28

    How to Fight Fake News in a World Spewing Alternative Fact

    How to Fight Fake News in a World Spewing Alternative Fact
    By Mackenzie Olson Before you re-share an online article, before you give weight to its assertions—before you even begin to read the first line—ask yourself one question: “Does this look like a credible source?” At a…
  • Apr 26

    Demolition Man Seeks Retribution Against Motion Pictures Studio

    Demolition Man Seeks Retribution Against Motion Pictures Studio
    By Samuel J. Daheim “[Sylvester] Stallone is one of the greatest American talents of the last and present century,” explains a complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by Rogue Marble Productions Inc., Stallone’s…
  • Apr 24

    Off the Wall

    Off the Wall
    By Danielle Ollero Grafitti is often considered a form of vandalism, or a criminal act. However, at the 5Pointz building in Queens New York, it is the white washers who are being called vandals. Jerry Wolkoff purchased the warehouse building…
Rank this Week: 3429

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    At CAFC, Nintendo wins 101 judgment on the pleading

    At CAFC, Nintendo wins 101 judgment on the pleading
    This was an "Alice" case:In March 2015, Nintendo filed a motion for judgmenton the pleadings, asserting that the claims were ineligibleunder 35 U.S.C. § 101. Section 101 provides that“[w]hoever invents or discovers any new and…
  • Apr 28

    CAFC denies Nichia an injunction; patentee licensing weighs against a finding of irreparable harm

    CAFC denies Nichia an injunction; patentee licensing weighs against a finding of irreparable harm
    The CAFC affirmed Judge Gilstrap of ED Texas in the Nichia case,so no injunction for Nichia but infringement still stands:Nichia Corporation sued Everlight Electronics Co.,LTD., Everlight Americas, INC., and Zenaro Lighting,Inc.…
  • Apr 27

    Mural of Michelle Obama by Chris Devins in Chicago draws plagiarism charge from Gelila Mesfin

    Mural of Michelle Obama by Chris Devins in Chicago draws plagiarism charge from Gelila Mesfin
    There seems to be a mural in Chicago that was based on something from Pinterest, with the mural done without crediting the original source.The quotation below (from cw33) suggests that credit, rather than money, may be the primary driver in…
Rank this Week: 71

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
Rank this Week: 671

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: 114

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
  • Apr 28

    Tales from the Trenches: Reflections on Successful Exits – Venture Capital Event, May 18

    Tales from the Trenches: Reflections on Successful Exits – Venture Capital Event, May 18
    Our Venture Capital team will be hosting a panel event, Tales from the Trenches: Reflections on Successful Exits, on Thursday May 18 at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Moderated by corporate partner Scott Bleier, a panel of…
  • Apr 21

    Applied BioMath and Northern Biologics to Collaborate on Biotherapeutic Candidate in Oncology

    Applied BioMath and Northern Biologics to Collaborate on Biotherapeutic Candidate in Oncology
    Firm client Applied BioMath, the industry-leader in applying mechanistic modeling to drug research and development, announced a collaboration with Northern Biologics, an innovative antibody discovery and development company. The companies…
  • Apr 20

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector Newsletter, Spring 2017

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector Newsletter, Spring 2017
    Our Life Sciences team has published the Spring 2017 edition of its newsletter, Vector. Below you will find brief descriptions of the news and articles included in the publication. Read the full newsletter for more information. DAVID…
Rank this Week: 5156

Written Description

Written Description

By Lisa Ouellette, Camilla Hrdy, and Michael Risch. Reviews recent news and scholarship on patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Major Issues in Trade Secret Law: Part 1

    Major Issues in Trade Secret Law: Part 1
    I was thrilled to attend The New Era of Trade Secret Law: The DTSA and other Developments, hosted by the IP Institute at Mitchell/Hamline School of Law and its Director, Sharon Sandeen, Robins Kaplan Distinguished Professor of Law.…
  • Apr 25

    Biosimilars at the Supreme Court: Argument Preview

    Biosimilars at the Supreme Court: Argument Preview
    This is a guest post by Katie Mladinich, a J.D. student at Stanford Law School. She received her Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.The Supreme Court will hear arguments this morning in its first cases…
  • Apr 2

    Yelderman on Accuracy in the Patent System

    Yelderman on Accuracy in the Patent System
    When the USPTO is faced with a patent application of uncertain validity, which way should it err? How do the costs of erroneous patent grants compare with the costs of erroneous patent denials? Steve Yelderman provides an insightful new take…
Rank this Week: 2091

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Major Issues in Trade Secret Law: Part 1

    Major Issues in Trade Secret Law: Part 1
    I was thrilled to attend The New Era of Trade Secret Law: The DTSA and other Developments, hosted by the IP Institute at Mitchell/Hamline School of Law and its Director, Sharon Sandeen, Robins Kaplan Distinguished Professor of Law.…
  • Apr 25

    Biosimilars at the Supreme Court: Argument Preview

    Biosimilars at the Supreme Court: Argument Preview
    This is a guest post by Katie Mladinich, a J.D. student at Stanford Law School. She received her Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.The Supreme Court will hear arguments this morning in its first cases…
  • Apr 2

    Yelderman on Accuracy in the Patent System

    Yelderman on Accuracy in the Patent System
    When the USPTO is faced with a patent application of uncertain validity, which way should it err? How do the costs of erroneous patent grants compare with the costs of erroneous patent denials? Steve Yelderman provides an insightful new take…
Rank this Week: 526

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Apr 28

    Developing a Corporate Identity: Interview with Jerry Boye, Owner of Boye Creative Group LLC

    Developing a Corporate Identity: Interview with Jerry Boye, Owner of Boye Creative Group LLC
    Described by The New York Times as “a craze to rival the Hula-Hoop, and even less explicable,” the Pet Rock made Inventor Gary Dahl a millionaire. The secret to his success? According to Newsweek, the success of the Pet Rock…
  • Apr 18

    Patenting DNA: Does Canada Have it Right?

    Patenting DNA: Does Canada Have it Right?
    It is no secret that in order to obtain a patent, the invention must be a “useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof”, (35 U.S.C. 101) but is allowing…
  • Dec 16

    Pharmaceutical Patents. A Brief Overview.

    Pharmaceutical Patents. A Brief Overview.
    In today’s modern society, pharmaceutical drugs are indispensable to the health of millions world-wide. They are one of the most important inventions that mankind has ever created. They cures ailments, save lives, and enhance the…
Rank this Week: 5112

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: 441

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

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

    Does #Partner Mean “I Was Paid To Post This Message”?

    Does #Partner Mean “I Was Paid To Post This Message”?
    The FTC says no!  Specifically, the FTC said: “terms like “Thank you,” “#partner,” and “#sp” aren’t likely to explain to people the nature of the relationship between an influencer and the…
  • Apr 10

    NY AG Settles with TRUSTe Over its COPPA Safe-Harbor Program

    NY AG Settles with TRUSTe Over its COPPA Safe-Harbor Program
    Last week, the New York Attorney General’s Office announced that it had entered into a settlement with privacy compliance company TRUSTe, signaling the AG’s continuing interest in children’s privacy and potentially…
  • Mar 14

    New Litigation Against National Clothing Retailer for Use of “Up To % Off” Messaging

    New Litigation Against National Clothing Retailer for Use of “Up To % Off” Messaging
    What Have Retailers Been “Up To” In New Jersey? The last few years have been quite interesting for retailers, with a number of different pricing and advertising related legal issues coming to the forefront. Recently, another new…
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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/
  • Apr 28

    Patents and Trademarks of World War One

    Patents and Trademarks of World War One
    A blog about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce. This month marks the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I on April 6, 1917, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has taken a look back into its…
  • Apr 27

    Celebrating World IP Day

    Celebrating World IP Day
    A blog about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce. On April 26, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) celebrated World Intellectual Property (IP) day in Washington D.C., as well as across the country in Houston, Chicago, and…
  • Mar 30

    Spotlight on Pam Isom, Director of the Office of Application Engineering and Development

    Spotlight on Pam Isom, Director of the Office of Application Engineering and Development
    A post about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce Guest blog by Pam Isom, Director of the Office of Application Engineering and Development, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office As Director of the Office of Application Engineering and…
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IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    BGH on the freedom of the seas, ahm, panorama

    BGH on the freedom of the seas, ahm, panorama
    AIDA "kissing lips"The freedom of panorama - an exception to copyright protection that permits depicting buildings and sometimes sculptures and other art works which are permanently located in a public place without the copyright's owner's…
  • Apr 28

    ESPN: When Teflon is not enough in the face of platform disruption

    ESPN: When Teflon is not enough in the face of platform disruption
    In the world of media, the mantra for over a generation has been— “pity the poor daily print newspaper”, which became the poster child for media disruption in the on-line world. With much news, once provided by newspapers…
  • Apr 27

    Filmspeler, the right of communication to the public, and unlawful streams: a landmark decision

    Filmspeler, the right of communication to the public, and unlawful streams: a landmark decision
    Yesterday this blog reported that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued yet another long-awaited judgment, this being the decision in Filmspeler, C-527/15.At the time of writing, the text of the ruling was not yet…
Rank this Week: 159

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Apr 28

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/28/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/28/17
    House Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Legislation on Selection Process for Copyright Register — The big news this week was the passage of HR 1695 in the House by a broad and bipartisan vote of 378-48. The bill, which would make the…
  • Apr 21

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/21/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/21/17
    How Google Eats a Business Whole — “‘I didn’t understand the benefit to us,’ he said. ‘It’s a big ask. Like, ‘hey, let us tap into the most valuable thing that you have, that has taken years to…
  • Apr 17

    Mavrix v LiveJournal: Preserving Incentives to Address Online Infringement

    Mavrix v LiveJournal: Preserving Incentives to Address Online Infringement
    On Friday, April 7, 2017, the Ninth Circuit published its opinion in Mavrix Photographs v LiveJournal, a potentially significant decision touching on a number of provisions in Section 512 of the Copyright Act, which was passed as part of the…
Rank this Week: 409

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Apr 28

    Counsel’s Unresponsiveness Warrants Dismissal

    Counsel’s Unresponsiveness Warrants Dismissal
    Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC v. Wendy’s Int’l., Inc., No. 14 C 865, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jul. 25, 2016) (Coleman J.). Judge Coleman denied plaintiff Marshall Feature Recognition’s (“MFR”) Fed. R. Civ. P.…
  • Apr 26

    Expert Claim Constructions of Unconstrued Claims Excluded

    Expert Claim Constructions of Unconstrued Claims Excluded
    Not Dead Yet Manufacturing, Inc. d/b/a/ NDY MFG, Inc. v. Pride Sol’ns., LLC, No. 13 C 3418, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 28, 2016) (Pallmeyer, J.). Judge Pallmeyer granted in part plaintiff NDY’s FRE 702 motion to exclude certain…
  • Apr 24

    Foreign Defendant’s Unknown Address Allows Alternative Service Instead of Hague Convention

    Foreign Defendant’s Unknown Address Allows Alternative Service Instead of Hague Convention
    Levi Strauss & Co. v. Zhejiang Weidu Garment Co., Ltd., No. 16 C 7824, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 17, 2016) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur denied defendant yogee-mall’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2)&(5) motion to dismiss in this…
Rank this Week: 276

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Apr 28

    Andy Warhol Foundation Asks SDNY to Declare Prince Series Not Infringing

    Andy Warhol Foundation Asks SDNY to Declare Prince Series Not Infringing
    The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts filed this month a suit against photographer Lynn Goldsmith asking the Southern District of New York Court (SDNY) to declare that the Andy Warhol Prince Series did not infringe on…
  • Apr 28

    PRS for Music and GEMA announce record result

    PRS for Music and GEMA announce record result
    The UK's Performing Right Society (PRS) has announced it paid out more than half a billion pounds sterling in royalties to songwriters, composers and publishers ib 2016, in its strongest performance to date. The organisation, which represents…
  • Apr 26

    CJEU in Filmspeler rules that the sale of a multimedia player is a ‘communication to the public’

    CJEU in Filmspeler rules that the sale of a multimedia player is a ‘communication to the public’
    This update from Eleonora Rosati writing on the IPKat Did you think that the story with copyright, linking, and the right of communication to the public was over? Of course not.Today the Court of Justice of the…
Rank this Week: 186

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/
  • Apr 28

    Interauthority Relationship

    Interauthority Relationship
    Michael GreenFor too long the focus in philosophy of law has been the national legal system. As some have already observed, this ignores public international law. But it also ignores private international law, or (as Americans would call it)…
  • Apr 27

    Cost Containment—Global Budget Cap

    Cost Containment—Global Budget Cap
    Nelson Sabatini, Joseph Antos, Howard Haft & Donna Kinzer, Maryland’s All-Payer Model—Achievements, Challenges, And Next Steps, Health Affairs Blog (Jan. 31, 2017).David OrentlicherWhile the Affordable Care Act has done…
  • Apr 26

    Biological and Social Approaches to the LGBT Family

    Biological and Social Approaches to the LGBT Family
    Michael Boucai, Is Assisted Reproduction an LGBT Right?, 2016 Wisc. L. Rev. 1065 (2017).Douglas NeJaimeFor decades, same-sex couples have made claims—in both politics and law—to parenthood. Many of these claims relate to the…
Rank this Week: 148

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Apr 28

    What it Takes to Renew Trademarks in Nigeria

    What it Takes to Renew Trademarks in Nigeria
    In Nigeria, trademarks are valid for 7 years from the date of the initial application. Following the initial period of registration, Applicants may renew trademarks from time to time. Each renewal is valid for 14 years from…
  • Apr 27

    Standards Organization of Nigeria Seizes Large Haul of Substandard Tyre in Abuja

    Standards Organization of Nigeria Seizes Large Haul of Substandard Tyre in Abuja
    The Standards Organization of Nigeria recently carried out a raid seizing thousands of tyres recently smuggled into Nigeria. The Tyres were impounded following a tip-off and subsequent investigation. The tyres which were packed by squeezing…
  • Apr 26

    Happy World Intellectual Property Day!

    Happy World Intellectual Property Day!
    Today is World Intellectual Property Day! World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated on April 26 of every year to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life” and “to celebrate…
Rank this Week: 2432

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    Pro Se Applicant Fends Off Feckless U.S. Marines in "MARINE ONE DOWN" Opposition

    Pro Se Applicant Fends Off Feckless U.S. Marines in "MARINE ONE DOWN" Opposition
    The Board dismissed this multi-pronged opposition to registration of the mark MARINE ONE DOWN for computer game software, rejecting all seven claims brought by the U.S. Marines: Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion; Section 43(c) likelihood…
  • Apr 27

    Report on HAWKWIND Oral Hearing: Raphael Gutierrez

    Report on HAWKWIND Oral Hearing: Raphael Gutierrez
    The TTAB heard oral argument on April 24th in Dave Brock v. Nicholas Turner, Opposition No. 91214199, involving Nik Turner's application to register the mark NIK TURNER'S HAWKWIND for "Entertainment services, namely, live musical…
  • Apr 26

    TTAB Reverses 2(d) Refusal of ARC: Different Services and Channels of Trade, Sophisticated Purchaser

    TTAB Reverses 2(d) Refusal of ARC: Different Services and Channels of Trade, Sophisticated Purchaser
    The Board reversed a Section 2(d) refusal of the mark shown below, for "litigation support services provided exclusively to law firms, namely, conducting electronic legal discovery in the nature of reviewing e-mails and other electronically…
Rank this Week: 1077

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
  • Apr 28

    “Substantially” is a Definite Term in Recent PTAB Decision

    “Substantially” is a Definite Term in Recent PTAB Decision
    Many practitioners view words of approximation, such as “substantially,” as useful tools to broaden claim language. MPEP §2173.05(b) states that words of approximation are acceptable if one of ordinary skill in the art would…
  • Apr 26

    PTAB in CBM Kills Internet Advertising Click-Fraud Patent

    PTAB in CBM Kills Internet Advertising Click-Fraud Patent
    Claims of a patent directed to detecting click-fraud in Internet advertising were eligible for Covered Business Method (CBM) Review, and moreover were patent-ineligible under the Mayo/Alice test and 35 U.S.C. § 101, said the Patent Trial…
  • Apr 24

    E.D. Texas Splits Patent-Eligibility of E-Mail Patent

    E.D. Texas Splits Patent-Eligibility of E-Mail Patent
    Considering two patents directed to e-mail applications, Judge Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas deferred a patent-eligibility determination of one of the patents as premature prior to claim construction, but held that claim…
Rank this Week: 167

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
Rank this Week: 146

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

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

    T2006/13 : pas de critiques personnelle

    T2006/13 : pas de critiques personnelle
    Lors de la procédure orale, l'Opposante avait critiqué l'opinion provisoire émise par la Chambre, au motif qu'elle ne donnait pas de définition de l'homme du métier et ne mentionnait pas le…
  • Apr 25

    T2123/14 : choix de l'état de la technique le plus proche

    T2123/14 : choix de l'état de la technique le plus proche
    Le but de l'invention était de proposer des compositions détergentes contenant des composés gras conduisant néanmoins à des performances cosmétiques de haut niveau en termes de démêlage…
  • Apr 23

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Ingénieur Brevets spécialisé dans le domaine des sciences du vivant (H/F) – Lieu LYON - CDI EGYP LYON recherche un(e) ingénieur(e) Brevets titulaire d’un diplôme d’ingénieur ou…
Rank this Week: 1348

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    New location added! Trade Secret Protection: What Every California Employer Needs to Know

    New location added! Trade Secret Protection: What Every California Employer Needs to Know
    New Location Added – Westside/Silicon Beach! Trade secret identification and protection is more critical than ever for employers in California. Technology is consuming the way we do business, and new laws concerning trade secrets and…
  • Apr 27

    Enlisting Government Help to Protect Your Trade Secret

    Enlisting Government Help to Protect Your Trade Secret
    “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Yeah, right.[1] Most businesses think protecting their intellectual property is their own responsibility, and it is. But what about when your intellectual property rights…
  • Apr 26

    Webinar Recap! Simple Measures for Protecting Intellectual Property and Trade Secret

    Webinar Recap! Simple Measures for Protecting Intellectual Property and Trade Secret
    Every day, companies unknowingly give up intellectual property and trade secrets which they could have otherwise protected with simple processes. Poor R&D policies may not capture patent rights on a company invention. A faulty or simply…
Rank this Week: 4390

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/
  • Apr 27

    FCC Public Notice Seeks 411 on Broadband for Health IT

    FCC Public Notice Seeks 411 on Broadband for Health IT
    Imagine if all Americans had seamless remote access to doctors and hospitals throughout the country, if an individual in Angle Inlet, MN (total population of 60) could consult with a doctor in Minneapolis without ever having to leave the…
  • Apr 27

    FCC’s EEO Policies Subject of Re-examination and Update

    FCC’s EEO Policies Subject of Re-examination and Update
    The FCC’s policies with regard to diversity generally have taken center stage over the past few days.  First up, on Friday, April 21, the Commission released a Declaratory Ruling which updated its policy as to whether the use by…
  • Apr 26

    The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same – UHF Discount Restored

    The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same – UHF Discount Restored
    The Commission has acted to restore the UHF discount used to calculate audience reach in connection with determining compliance with television ownership limits.  The national ownership cap currently limits the number of stations one…
Rank this Week: 462

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Protecting FinTech Innovation

    Protecting FinTech Innovation
    An early form of FinTech Photo HBSource Wikipedia Jane Lambert A lot of money is going into FinTech (financial services technology) in this country and overseas nowadays including accelerator programmes promoted by…
  • Apr 24

    Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill

    Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill
    Houses of Parliament Source Wikipedia Jane Lambert The action arising from groundless threats has been one of the most perplexing features of our intellectual property law both for foreign owners of IPR in this country…
  • Apr 18

    General Civil Restraint Orders in IPEC - Perry v Brundle

    General Civil Restraint Orders in IPEC - Perry v Brundle
    Royal Courts of Justice Photo Michael ReeveCreative Commons Licence Jane Lambert Perry v F H Brundle and Others [2017] EWHC 678 (IPEC) (30 March 2017) Para 1 of the Part 3C Practice Direction, which is made…
Rank this Week: 1419

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Covers intellectual property law, including trademark, patents, copyrights and entertainment law.

https://500law.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought against Uber by competitor

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought against Uber by competitor
    Recently, a patent infringement lawsuit was brought against Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) by a competing ride-sharing company named Hailo Technologies, LLC d/b/a Bring (“Plaintiff”).[1] The Plaintiff describes…
  • Apr 18

    KERRYGOLD initiates trademark lawsuit against competing butter brand

    KERRYGOLD initiates trademark lawsuit against competing butter brand
    Recently, the companies responsible for manufacturing and distributing butter under the trademark KERRYGOLD (“Plaintiffs”) filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Eurogold USA, LLC and Old World Creamery, LLC…
  • Mar 31

    Flagrante Violación al Orden Constitucional en Venezuela.

    Flagrante Violación al Orden Constitucional en Venezuela.
    El Tribunal Supremo de Justicia en Venezuela dio un golpe de estado al orden democrático con la sentencia Nº 156 del 29 de Marzo del 2017.  Resumiendo su contenido en unas líneas, produjo una decisión a un…
Rank this Week: 1876

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought against Uber by competitor

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought against Uber by competitor
    Recently, a patent infringement lawsuit was brought against Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) by a competing ride-sharing company named Hailo Technologies, LLC d/b/a Bring (“Plaintiff”).[1] The Plaintiff describes…
  • Apr 18

    KERRYGOLD initiates trademark lawsuit against competing butter brand

    KERRYGOLD initiates trademark lawsuit against competing butter brand
    Recently, the companies responsible for manufacturing and distributing butter under the trademark KERRYGOLD (“Plaintiffs”) filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Eurogold USA, LLC and Old World Creamery, LLC…
  • Mar 31

    Flagrante Violación al Orden Constitucional en Venezuela.

    Flagrante Violación al Orden Constitucional en Venezuela.
    El Tribunal Supremo de Justicia en Venezuela dio un golpe de estado al orden democrático con la sentencia Nº 156 del 29 de Marzo del 2017.  Resumiendo su contenido en unas líneas, produjo una decisión a un…
Rank this Week: 4671

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    What Famous Quarterback Named Elisha Allegedly Provided Fake Helmets To Sports Dealers?

    What Famous Quarterback Named Elisha Allegedly Provided Fake Helmets To Sports Dealers?
    Elisha is the two time Super Bowl MVP New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. Collecting equipment used, or uniforms worn, during an NFL game is big business. Young and old alike want these items to feel close to their favorite team or…
  • Apr 24

    Here’s to Calling the Kettle, Brand Too?

    Here’s to Calling the Kettle, Brand Too?
    The teapot read my post from last week and is not only calling the kettle black, but brand too: So, we’ll have to see whether saying it’s so makes it so, after we stir the pot a bit, of course. Like the previous Virginia Brand ham…
  • Apr 21

    Blizzard v. Bossland: Game Over for Video Game Botting?

    Blizzard v. Bossland: Game Over for Video Game Botting?
    I’m a rules follower. Going back to the days of the Game Genie—a device that allowed gamers to play Super Mario Bros. with infinite lives or the Legend of Zelda with infinite bombs—I have always preferred the satisfaction of…
Rank this Week: 139