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Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Covers patent infringement and litigation.

http://patentdrafting.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    Off Topic: “Group Buying” Through The Eyes of Piracy.

    Off Topic: “Group Buying” Through The Eyes of Piracy.
    I was reading an article called “Collaborative Intellectual Property Purchasing” by a blogger called Close to Anonymity. In his article, he clearly describes the concept of “group buying,” and suggests that it is one…
  • Aug 10

    A rant about Hollywood and poor quality content and distribution.

    A rant about Hollywood and poor quality content and distribution.
    I thought that TAC’s response to my article last night deserved a spot of its own, so I am pasting it below.In short, he’s right. As a lawyer, I get so caught up with each individual client and defending whether copyright…
  • Jun 16

    What to do about the Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. v. Does case (TX).

    What to do about the Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. v. Does case (TX).
    This is one of the more difficult blog entries to write, because the “Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.” case is not the typical bittorrent extortion case, but rather, more of a “compulsory licensing”…
Rank this Week: 4170

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: 263

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 221

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
Rank this Week: 1566

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Aug 23

    Are There Phishing Holes in Your Cybersecurity Insurance?

    Are There Phishing Holes in Your Cybersecurity Insurance?
    A robust cybersecurity strategy involves sophisticated, overlapping protections. Along with up-to-date technology, well-trained employees and vigilant IT professionals, comprehensive insurance coverage is an often necessary ingredient of any…
  • Aug 8

    Pokémon Go and the Evolving Arena of Clickwrap Enforcement against Children

    Pokémon Go and the Evolving Arena of Clickwrap Enforcement against Children
    According to the official Pokémon website, “kids all over the world have been discovering the enchanting world of Pokémon [for over 15 years].” Not surprisingly, many of us who used to be kids in the 15+ years are…
  • Aug 2

    Algorithms and the Perception of Bia

    Algorithms and the Perception of Bia
    On Saturday, July 23, Facebook acknowledged its anti-spam systems had briefly and accidentally blocked links to WikiLeaks files containing internal Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails. WikiLeaks had released 19,000 leaked documents…
Rank this Week: 786

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 176

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Aug 23

    NPR on the Surreal Story of…Who is the Author of This Painting?

    NPR on the Surreal Story of…Who is the Author of This Painting?
    I’m quoted in this NPR story regarding the case of Doige vs. Doig, or rather, who made this painting?
  • Aug 15

    Four Letter Word for: What is a Jointly Held Work?

    Four Letter Word for: What is a Jointly Held Work?
    A 91-year-old visitor to the Neues Museum, Hannelore K., filled in an empty crossword that was part of an artwork by Arthur Köpcke. According to her lawyer, Ms. K. was following the instructions “insert words” and is…
  • Aug 11

    Can Your Tattoo Artist Sue When Your Body is Depicted in a Video Game?

    Can Your Tattoo Artist Sue When Your Body is Depicted in a Video Game?
    The relationship between tattoos and art law is often a topic of discussion. In most recent news, Solid Oak Sketches is suing the designers of video game NBA 2K16, Take-Two Interactive, for animating basketball…
Rank this Week: 378

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1663

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Aug 23

    Eastern District of Texas's Newest Corporate Citizen - The Dallas Cowboys Football Club

    Eastern District of Texas's Newest Corporate Citizen - The Dallas Cowboys Football Club
    I am remiss for not posting that as of yesterday, the Eastern District has a new corporate citizen - the Dallas Cowboys, who as you may be able to tell, my family is somewhat partial to. Yesterday the Cowboys cut...
  • Aug 23

    Tyler Jury Returns Defense Verdict in Patent Case

    Tyler Jury Returns Defense Verdict in Patent Case
    A Tyler jury in Judge Rodney Gilstrap's court returned a noninfringement verdict in favor of defendant Friday afternoon in a case involving expandable interveterbral implants (I didn't check to see if Dr. Octavius was the inventor or just…
  • Aug 10

    Teachers Law School

    Teachers Law School
    Great to be in Texarkana at Teachers Law School sponsored by East Texas ABOTA today. We are streaming live to Marshall as well (a TLS first, but an important step for a rural chapter like ours) helping give school teachers...
Rank this Week: 310

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    Garlock prevails at the CAFC in Smith case, 2015-1758. WD Missouri reversed.

    Garlock prevails at the CAFC in Smith case, 2015-1758. WD Missouri reversed.
    Garlock won a reversal of a decision by the Western District of Missouri:This appeal arises from a jury verdict finding GarlockEquipment Company (“Garlock”) liable for infringementof the asserted claims of U.S. Patent No.…
  • Aug 22

    The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, accused of plagiarism while in law school

    The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, accused of plagiarism while in law school
    As reported by the New York Times, and others, Carmen Aristegui has written a report suggesting thatthe current Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto, plagiarized work while a law school student.The Times article observed:The…
  • Aug 18

    TenSec prevails at CAFC in appeal against Adobe

    TenSec prevails at CAFC in appeal against Adobe
    From the decisionTecSec, Inc. (“TecSec”) challenges certain claimconstruction rulings and appeals from a grant of summaryjudgment of non-infringement by Adobe Systems, Inc.(“Adobe”) of TecSec’s U.S. Patents…
Rank this Week: 53

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week
    Did the last week of IPKat pass you by? Here is the 110th edition of Never Too Late with what you missed.* Life after Cartier: The future of blocking injunctions – Simmons & Simmons Rapid Response EventKatfriend Jonathan…
  • Aug 23

    New IP law titles: from EU copyright to ISP liability

    New IP law titles: from EU copyright to ISP liability
    For some odd reasons, it seems that many good IP titles are being released at a time of the year when - at least in the Northern hemisphere - the attention for anything that relates to IP is increasingly and acutely…
  • Aug 19

    After the split: so is it HP, Hewlett Packard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise or what?

    After the split: so is it HP, Hewlett Packard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise or what?
    Sometimes this Kat is puzzled by the selection of a company name (or names) after a corporate split, spin-off or acquisition. This Kat has previously shared his bemusement over the selection of the corporate name, Mondelēz…
Rank this Week: 144

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    Where Do TXED Cases Go?

    Where Do TXED Cases Go?
    Anyone with a knowledge of the current patent infringement lawsuit landscape in the United States has more than likely noticed one court venue which has seen a huge influx of patent cases. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of…
  • Aug 23

    Economic Analysis and Damages Opinion of Bayesian Statistics Expert Excluded as Unqualified

    Economic Analysis and Damages Opinion of Bayesian Statistics Expert Excluded as Unqualified
    The court granted plaintiff's motion in limine to preclude defendants' damages expert from testifying at trial as unqualified. "[T]here is merit to plaintiff’s argument that [defendants' expert] 'does not do what he is qualified to do…
  • Aug 22

    Personalized Nutrition Information Patent Deemed Unpatentable Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Personalized Nutrition Information Patent Deemed Unpatentable Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    In a final written decision, the Board found claims of a patent directed to a computerized method and system to provide personalized nutritional information to consumers unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. § 101. "Relying on the distinction…
Rank this Week: 4273

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/
  • Aug 23

    Federal Circuit affirms Apple iPhone patent victory over GPNE

    Federal Circuit affirms Apple iPhone patent victory over GPNE
    GPNE sued Apple for direct infringement of claims in two of GPNE’s patents. The patents at issue relate to a two-way paging system, where the paging devices are capable of not only receiving messages but also sending messages back in…
  • Aug 23

    IP Strategies for Digital Health Products and Services: What Can You Protect in a Data-Driven World?

    IP Strategies for Digital Health Products and Services: What Can You Protect in a Data-Driven World?
    Disruptive innovation, like what we are seeing in the health care industry, often causes disruption elsewhere, and the legal landscape is no exception. The life cycle of digital health products and services — from conception to…
  • Aug 23

    PCT International keeps permanent injunction thanks to Rule 36 affirmance

    PCT International keeps permanent injunction thanks to Rule 36 affirmance
    A lack of written opinion in the Rule 36 affirmance issued by Federal Circuit wasn’t an issue for PCT’s counsel. "These types of results reflect a wholesale rejection of the laundry list of appellate issues Holland had attempted…
Rank this Week: 403

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 23

    H3H3 Lawsuit Update: FAQs #1

    H3H3 Lawsuit Update: FAQs #1
    With the recent activity in the H3H3 lawsuit, several of you asked questions about the case that I'll attempt to answer in this video. The post H3H3 Lawsuit Update: FAQs #1 appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 23

    3 Count: Sleigh Bells Ringing

    3 Count: Sleigh Bells Ringing
    Sleigh Bells sues Demi Lovato for copyright infringement, Cox Communications appeals $25 million piracy verdict and more copyright news! The post 3 Count: Sleigh Bells Ringing appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 19

    3 Count: Third Appeal

    3 Count: Third Appeal
    Oracle asks for yet another third trial in case vs. Google, lawyers in Happy Birthday lawsuit get $4.62 million in fees and more! The post 3 Count: Third Appeal appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 543

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    One Hot Buzzword in Marketing: Integration

    One Hot Buzzword in Marketing: Integration
    – Jason Sprenger – President, Game Changer Communications Integrated marketing has caught fire over the last couple of years.  In short, this refers to the concept of an organization working with one outside agency on…
  • Aug 22

    Worthwhile Uncomfortable Conversation

    Worthwhile Uncomfortable Conversation
    Seth Godin wrote this past weekend about joint ownership of creations: “Before you create intellectual property (a book, a song, a patent, the words on a website, a design) with someone else, agree in writing about who owns what, who…
  • Aug 19

    The Olympic Branding Blackout

    The Olympic Branding Blackout
    Has there been a more constant presence at the Rio Olympics than #brands? I saw it everywhere, from the Polo-branded opening ceremony garb (met with the requisite outrage) to Michael Phelps’ “MP” branded…
Rank this Week: 141

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: 648

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/
  • Aug 23

    Brands and trademarks cover everything – even ‘slaughtering’ service

    Brands and trademarks cover everything – even ‘slaughtering’ service
    Did you know that meat slaughtering services and products have brands too? And trademark protection for those brands? Trademarks can protect any legal service or product.  For example, see my blog post, Even manure brands have…
  • Aug 19

    Comparing Trademark Use Requirements in US and Europe: video chat with Rolf Clausen

    Comparing Trademark Use Requirements in US and Europe: video chat with Rolf Clausen
    I was fortunate to sit down with Rolf Claessen of Freischem & Partner in Germany to chat about the differing trademark use requirements on the two sides of the Atlantic Ocean. We met at INTA several years ago and it is always fun and…
  • Aug 18

    The rise of _____ & CHILL trademark

    The rise of _____ & CHILL trademark
    I don’t know precisely when “Netflix and chill” became a pop culture phenomenon. But like most – or all – phenomena, trademark applications ensue. In 2015 and thus far in 2016, a fifteen applications have been…
Rank this Week: 3194

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 23

    DuPont v. MacDermid Printing: The importance of a Patentee’s Pre-Filing Statement

    DuPont v. MacDermid Printing: The importance of a Patentee’s Pre-Filing Statement
    by Dennis Crouch A skilled patent attorney working with a qualified searcher could cobble together a colorable obviousness argument against the vast majority of issued patent claims.  Part of the difficulty for patentees stem…
  • Aug 22

    USPTO Launches Cancer Moonshot Challenge

    USPTO Launches Cancer Moonshot Challenge
    The following was originally published on the USPTO Director’s Blog and is a guest post by USPTO Chief of Staff Vikrum Aiyer and Senior Advisor Thomas A. Beach The USPTO is playing an important role in the National Cancer Moonshot,…
  • Aug 19

    Summary Judgment on Anticipation

    Summary Judgment on Anticipation
    Semcon Tech v. Micron (Fed. Cir. 2016) (non-precedential opinion) One narrative of the decision here could focus on the difference between the expert appellate court willing to dig into the language of the patent documents themselves and…
Rank this Week: 201

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Aug 23

    Financing with Non-Bank Lender

    Financing with Non-Bank Lender
    Non-bank lenders are increasing their market presence in both acquisition financing and the provision of financial solutions for ongoing operations, including in the asset-based lending context.  The increased presence of non-bank…
  • Aug 18

    INCOMING TAX CHANGES MAY SPAWN A SURGE IN PRIVATE COMPANY ASSET SALES

    INCOMING TAX CHANGES MAY SPAWN A SURGE IN PRIVATE COMPANY ASSET SALES
    With fall around the corner and looming tax changes, certain private companies – Canadian-controlled Private Corporations (generally, private corporations that are controlled by Canadian residents, referred to herein as CCPCs) –…
  • Aug 17

    Social Media and Online Deal Sourcing:  The new tool for your M&A toolbox

    Social Media and Online Deal Sourcing:  The new tool for your M&A toolbox
      Intralinks’ article, Social media is changing M&A, discusses how social media platforms are surpassing their purpose as an easy way to keep in touch to become useful tools in deal-making strategies. Social media can…
Rank this Week: 2120

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    Amended rules relating to the refund of the examination fee

    Amended rules relating to the refund of the examination fee
    Today the rules relating to fees[1] stipulates that the examination fee will be refunded in full if the European patent application is withdrawn, refused or deemed to be withdrawn before the Examination Division (ED) has assumed…
  • Jul 7

    EPO and IP AUSTRALIA launches new PPH agreement

    EPO and IP AUSTRALIA launches new PPH agreement
    As the PPH network continues to expand, the Awapatent IP Blog lets its readers stay one step ahead by keeping monitoring the new expansions and arising possibilities. Most recently, European patent applicants are offered a new possibility of…
  • Jun 30

    Has China taken another Bite out of the Apple?

    Has China taken another Bite out of the Apple?
    After locking horns with a local Chinese company for six years over the IPHONE trademark, Apple took a drubbing after last month’s decision by the Beijing High People’s Court. Apple applied for the “IPHONE” trademark…
Rank this Week: 4213

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Aug 23

    HAPPENING NOW: NBA Annual General Conference

    HAPPENING NOW: NBA Annual General Conference
    August 23, 2016 – The 56th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is currently being held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Democracy and Economic Development.... The…
  • Aug 14

    Release of the Global Innovation Index 2016

    Release of the Global Innovation Index 2016
    August 15, 2016 — Earlier today, the 2016 Global Innovation Index was released by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The Global Innovation Index ranks the innovation…
  • Aug 12

    Upcoming Event: 29th Annual Conference of the Biotechnology Society Of Nigeria

    Upcoming Event: 29th Annual Conference of the Biotechnology Society Of Nigeria
    August 13, 2016 — The 29th Annual Conference and General Meeting of the Biotechnology Society Of Nigeria (BSN) will take place from August 28 to August 31, 2016. The Theme of the conference is “Biotechnology: A... The post…
Rank this Week: 2469

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 1799

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Aug 22

    Federal Circuit Affirms Tygacil Formulation Patent

    Federal Circuit Affirms Tygacil Formulation Patent
    In Apotex, Inc. v. Wyeth LLC, the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) finding that Apotex had failed to show that claims directed to a specific formulation of tigecycline were invalid as…
  • Aug 17

    USPTO Sued Over December 2015 Holiday

    USPTO Sued Over December 2015 Holiday
    Elm 3DS Innovations, LLC has sued the USPTO in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to challenge its authority to declare that December 22-24, 2015 were “holidays” because the USPTO had experienced a power…
  • Aug 15

    Construing Markush Group Claim

    Construing Markush Group Claim
    In Multilayer Stretch Cling Film v. Berry Plastics, the Federal Circuit provided a detailed discussion of the construction of claims that use Markush group language. The decision emphasizes the closed nature of the “consisting…
Rank this Week: 3931

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 22

    PTAB Life Sciences Report

    PTAB Life Sciences Report
    By John Cravero and Richard Martin -- About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each week we will report on recent developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Koios Pharmaceuticals LLC v. Medac Geselleschaft Fuer Klinische Spezial…
  • Aug 21

    Of Technical Tools and Problems: Going Beyond the Two-Prong Alice Test

    Of Technical Tools and Problems: Going Beyond the Two-Prong Alice Test
    By Michael Borella -- Introduction It is abundantly clear that the Supreme Court's 2014 Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank decision has significantly changed the patent-eligibility landscape for business methods and some types of software inventions.…
  • Aug 21

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    August 25, 2016 - "The Next Wave of Data Privacy: What the GDPR, Privacy Shield and Brexit Mean for U.S. Intellectual Property Litigation" (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP) - 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT) September 1, 2016 -…
Rank this Week: 97

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    T1773/10 : requêtes additionnelle

    T1773/10 : requêtes additionnelle
    Le mémoire de recours contenait des "requêtes additionnelles" formulées ainsi: "In case the use of the term 'recording medium' used in claims 5 and 9 for the Main as well as for the Auxiliary Request should be objected…
  • Aug 18

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Il faut parfois regarder la réalité en face : c'est bientôt la rentrée ! US2013117899
  • Aug 15

    T1717/13 : pas de vice

    T1717/13 : pas de vice
    La Titulaire estimait que plusieurs vices de procédure avaient été commis par la division d'opposition lors de la procédure orale. Premièrement, elle n'avait pas disposé de suffisamment de temps pour…
Rank this Week: 2205

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    INTA's Building Africa With Brands gets closer - a few places left sign up!

    INTA's Building Africa With Brands gets closer - a few places left sign up!
    In just over a week INTA comes to Africa's Cape Town to run a two day conference entitled "Building Africa With Brands". The full program can be obtained here and Afro Leo understands that there are still a few places left, so sign up! (see…
  • Aug 15

    CLEARVU Opposition Decision

    CLEARVU Opposition Decision
    The latest in the trade mark battles between security fence competitors, Cochrane Steel and M-Systems, are the findings in the opposition brought by M-Systems against the Registry's acceptance of Cochrane Steel's CLEARVU…
  • Aug 15

    Adams & Adams Africa Network Meeting 11 August 2016 (part 2)

    Adams & Adams Africa Network Meeting 11 August 2016 (part 2)
     Following on from Friday's post on the third annual AAANM,  the country reports were ably presented by Mohamed Eldib (North Africa), Brenda Matanga (Southern Africa), Dr Saudin Mwajake (East Africa) and Olusola Ogundimu (West…
Rank this Week: 1603

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4334

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Aug 22

    USPTO ANNOUNCES CANCER MOONSHOT CHALLENGE

    USPTO ANNOUNCES CANCER MOONSHOT CHALLENGE
    The USPTO announced a public challenge in support of the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The USPTO is asking the public to investigate and leverage the intellectual property data within the USPTO and combine it with other economic…
  • Aug 22

    Ariosa Loses Verinata Patent Challenge

    Ariosa Loses Verinata Patent Challenge
    Fetal diagnostic pioneer Ariosa Diagnostics lost its latest attempt to invalidate competitor Verinata Health’s U.S. Patent No. 8,318,430, “Methods of Fetal Abnormality Detection.” The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal…
  • Aug 14

    Advancing Personalized Medicine Through Cross-sector Collaboration and Innovation

    Advancing Personalized Medicine Through Cross-sector Collaboration and Innovation
    Since 2013, thought leaders, innovators, and health care specialists have convened for a one day summit to discuss the business of personalized medicine. The Business of Personalized Medicine Summit, explores the economic, legal…
Rank this Week: 3772

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Aug 22

    The Internet Rallies Against A Terrible Section 230 Ruling–Hassell v. Bird

    The Internet Rallies Against A Terrible Section 230 Ruling–Hassell v. Bird
    2016 has been a tough year for Section 230 jurisprudence, and the nadir (so far) was the appellate court ruling in Hassell v. Bird. As you recall, the case involves some negative Yelp reviews about an attorney, Hassell. Hassell sued...
  • Aug 18

    Court Benchslaps Trade Secret Plaintiff and Counsel For Bad Faith Litigation–RBC Bearings v. Caliber

    Court Benchslaps Trade Secret Plaintiff and Counsel For Bad Faith Litigation–RBC Bearings v. Caliber
    As you know, for the past year I’ve been railing against the Defend Trade Secrets Act’s unprecedented and ill-advised ex parte seizure provision. The good news is that, as far as I know, there’s only been one request for…
  • Aug 17

    Talk on Trends in Online Trademark and Marketing Law

    Talk on Trends in Online Trademark and Marketing Law
    In April, I gave a talk in Israel at an inaugural event to celebrate the life and work of Avron Gabrieli, one of Israel’s most venerable and well-known IP lawyers who died in 2015. Initially, the talk topic was styled...
Rank this Week: 517

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1758

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 2739

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Aug 22

    The Role of Incapacity in Wisconsin Estate Planning

    The Role of Incapacity in Wisconsin Estate Planning
    Recognizing the potential for incapacitation as part of your Wisconsin estate plan is important in order to avoid unnecessary legal battles and guardianship proceedings (sometimes called "living probate").
  • Aug 12

    The Probate Process in Wisconsin

    The Probate Process in Wisconsin
    Any Wisconsin estate that exceeds $50,000 in value must go through the probate process unless the property is subject to certain exemptions.
  • Jul 18

    What is Essential Estate Planning? A Last Will and Testament? A Revocable Living Trust?

    What is Essential Estate Planning? A Last Will and Testament? A Revocable Living Trust?
    Over half of American adults and approximately 92 percent of adults under the age of 35 have not written a will. Most assume they do not need a will because any assets left behind will automatically be inherited by family members.
Rank this Week: 3888

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Aug 22

    USPTO Launches Cancer Moonshot Challenge

    USPTO Launches Cancer Moonshot Challenge
    Guest Blog by Chief of Staff of the USPTO Vikrum Aiyer and Senior Advisor Thomas A. Beach The USPTO is playing an important role in the National Cancer Moonshot, a Presidential initiative we blogged about earlier this summer, to speed up…
  • Jul 25

    Keeping International Competition Front of Mind

    Keeping International Competition Front of Mind
    Guest blog by Chief Communications Officer Patrick Ross Empowering bold entrepreneurship by inventors and businesses drives the U.S. economy in a global marketplace. We at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office know that entrepreneurs today…
  • Jul 15

    Intellectual Property and the Challenge of 3D Printing

    Intellectual Property and the Challenge of 3D Printing
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter 3D printing—also known as stereolithography or additive manufacturing—is a printing technology that uses computer-controlled lasers to…
Rank this Week: 4848

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Aug 22

    A Careful Choice of Remedies Could Save a Claimant £10,000 in Court Fee

    A Careful Choice of Remedies Could Save a Claimant £10,000 in Court Fee
    While the subject of the appropriate court fees to pay when issuing proceedings is not normally an exciting one to write about (indeed some readers of this post will say that this remains the case) a recent application concerning the…
  • Aug 21

    The “problem and solution approach” is here to stay

    The “problem and solution approach” is here to stay
    One of the possible methods to examine incentive activity is what is known as the “problem and solution approach” usually applied by the European Patent Office (“EPO”). Spanish Courts like this methodology, as it…
  • Aug 19

    Doctrine of equivalence reloaded – Pemetrexed

    Doctrine of equivalence reloaded – Pemetrexed
    When it comes to infringement of patents, the doctrine of equivalence has gained some more attention in the last few years in German courts and indeed also in some of my earlier posts on this blog (see here). In this context, two decisions of…
Rank this Week: 2073

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/
  • Aug 22

    The Answer We Filed On Behalf of Sun Cedar in Car-Freshner v Sun Cedar

    The Answer We Filed On Behalf of Sun Cedar in Car-Freshner v Sun Cedar
    Car-Fresher sells Little Trees car fresheners. Sun Cedar is a Kansas not-for-profit founded to provide jobs for the at-risk population. It sells, among other things, cedar tree-shaped cedar wood ornaments.
  • Aug 8

    FEC PAC-naming Restriction Ruled Unconstitutional

    FEC PAC-naming Restriction Ruled Unconstitutional
    The Federal Election Committee prohibits political committees that are not authorized by a candidate, to use that candidate’s name in the titles of their websites and social media pages. a PAC named Pursuing America’s Greatness,…
  • Aug 6

    Gucci’s RICO Claim Against Alibaba Defendants Dismissed – SDNY

    Gucci’s RICO Claim Against Alibaba Defendants Dismissed – SDNY
    Alibaba successfully dismisses Gucci’s claim that Alibaba participated in a conspiracy with counterfeiters to sell counterfeit goods on Alibaba. That the merchants may have resulted in an ‘online retail cluster’ that…
Rank this Week: 562

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

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

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Aug 22

    Challenging UDRP Awards in Courts of Competent Jurisdiction

    Challenging UDRP Awards in Courts of Competent Jurisdiction
    The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is not an exclusive forum for the resolution of domain names accused of cybersquatting even though registration agreements use the word “mandatory” in the event of…
  • Aug 15

    Reselling Domain Names on the Secondary Market: Bona Fide Offering, or Not?

    Reselling Domain Names on the Secondary Market: Bona Fide Offering, or Not?
    On the question of reselling domain names on the secondary market, a dissenting panelist in a 2005 case observed that “[t]here is no doubt Respondent is in the business of being a reseller of domain names that consist of common English…
  • Aug 8

    Fair Use Registration of Domain Names for Artists and Hobbyist

    Fair Use Registration of Domain Names for Artists and Hobbyist
    There is in the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act a provision not expressly found in the UDRP (at least, not in so many words) but the concept is nevertheless present in the Policy by construction. I’ll return to the UDRP in a…
Rank this Week: 126

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Aug 22

    Jotwell 2016 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2016 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 5. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, and preparing a new section that we plan to be launching very…
  • Aug 19

    When Physical Harm Is Threatened but Not Realized: Who Should Pay?

    When Physical Harm Is Threatened but Not Realized: Who Should Pay?
    Donal Nolan, Preventive Damages, 132 Law Q. Rev. 68 (2016), available by subscription at Westlaw.Ellen BublickThe recent Restatement Third of Torts divides U.S. tort law into separate categories of harm. Liability for physical injury is…
  • Aug 18

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method
    Rosalind Dixon & David Landau, Transnational Constitutionalism and a Limited Doctrine of Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment, 13 Int’l J. Const. L. 606 (2015).Hoi KongRosalind Dixon and David Landau’s Transnational…
Rank this Week: 1632

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    TTAB Test: Which of These Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which of These Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?
    People are saying that one can predict the outcome of a Section 2(d) case about 95 percent of the time just by looking at the marks and the goods/services. In one of these three recent appeals the Board reversed a likelihood of confusion…
  • Aug 19

    TTAB Dismisses Opposition, Rejecting Opposer's Improper Declaration Evidence

    TTAB Dismisses Opposition, Rejecting Opposer's Improper Declaration Evidence
    The Board granted applicant's Rule 2.132 motion for involuntary dismissal in this opposition to registration of the mark SHENANDOAH VALLEY CAMPGROUND for "providing campground facilities." Opposer alleged that the mark is merely descriptive…
  • Aug 18

    TTAB Test: Three Mere Descriptiveness Refusals For Your Perusal

    TTAB Test: Three Mere Descriptiveness Refusals For Your Perusal
    By my estimation, somewhere around 85% of all Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals that reach the TTAB are affirmed on appeal. Well, here are three appeals that were decided during the past week. How do you think they came out?…
Rank this Week: 340

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Aug 21

    Unschuldig verurteilt wegen DNA-Profil

    Unschuldig verurteilt wegen DNA-Profil
    Auch in der Schweiz kann man unschuldig verurteilt werden – zum Beispiel, weil Richterinnen und Richter in ihrer freien Beweiswürdigung die Zuverlässigkeit von genetischen Fingerabdrücken überschätzen: 2014…
  • Aug 12

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #143

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #143
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem zum Darknet, zu Diskriminierung vs. kriminalistische Erfahrung und zu Versicherungsbetrug … Anwaltsporträt: «Der Kojak vom…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2687

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/
  • Aug 21

    Tabula (Quasi) Rasa: The 2016 EAS Operating Handbook!

    Tabula (Quasi) Rasa: The 2016 EAS Operating Handbook!
    Latest edition of FCC Handbook features blank spaces galore to be filled in by EAS participants themselves. Two days after we posted a reminder about the upcoming deadline for EAS participants to (a) register on the Commission’s new EAS…
  • Aug 17

    Reminder: ETRS Registration, ETRS Form One Due August 26

    Reminder: ETRS Registration, ETRS Form One Due August 26
    Attention all you EAS participants. The deadline for registering with the Commission’s EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) AND submitting your ETRS Form One is fast approaching. We alerted you to the August 26, 2016 deadline a couple of…
  • Aug 11

    Update: New and Revised EAS Codes To Take Effect September 12

    Update: New and Revised EAS Codes To Take Effect September 12
    Last month we reported on the addition of three new event codes (those would be EWW, SSA and SSW) and two revised location codes to the laundry list of EAS-related codes to be used in the headers of emergency announcements. As we noted back…
Rank this Week: 3589

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
Rank this Week: 3683

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Aug 20

    After US Loss, Sequenom Takes Its Patent Battle With Ariosa Down-Under

    After US Loss, Sequenom Takes Its Patent Battle With Ariosa Down-Under
    One of the many benefits of genetic testing is the ability to carry out prenatal diagnosis of genetic disorders, most notably including (but certainly not limited to) Downs Syndrome.  This can be particularly valuable when one or both…
  • Aug 14

    Another Australian Patentee Bitten By ‘Unjustified Threats’ Provision

    Another Australian Patentee Bitten By ‘Unjustified Threats’ Provision
    Under section 128 of the Australian Patents Act 1990, a person or company that feels they have been unjustifiably threatened with patent infringement proceedings can take legal action seeking an injunction to prevent the threats from…
  • Aug 6

    Patent Litigation Insurance – What Is It, and Should You Have It?

    Patent Litigation Insurance – What Is It, and Should You Have It?
    The basic principle of insurance is simple.  You are at risk of some adverse event which probably – hopefully – will not happen.  But if it does happen, the consequences could be devastating.  So, to mitigate this…
Rank this Week: 1671

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/
  • Aug 20

    Patent Claims to Weather Alerts Not Patent-Eligible Under Section 101

    Patent Claims to Weather Alerts Not Patent-Eligible Under Section 101
    Case:  Zimmers v. Eaton Corp., No. 2:15-CV-2398) (S.D. Ohio August 2, 2016). Result: Rule 12(c) motion for judgment on the pleadings of invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 101 granted. Patent: U.S. Patent No. 9,015,256 (“Alert…
  • Aug 16

    Early PG-Review Decision Shows Patent Examiners and PTAB Diverge on Alice Question

    Early PG-Review Decision Shows Patent Examiners and PTAB Diverge on Alice Question
    Patent claims directed to “storage container tracking and delivery” are patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has held in a Final Written Decision in a Post-grant Review…
  • Aug 13

    No Patent-Eligibility for “Identifying and Characterizing Errant Electronic Files”

    No Patent-Eligibility for “Identifying and Characterizing Errant Electronic Files”
    Case:  Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Erie Indemnity Co., No. 2:14-cv-220 (W.D. Pa. Aug 4, 2016) Result: Rule 12 motion to dismiss granted based on invalidity of claims of U.S. Patent 7,757,298 under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Patent: U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1592

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 903

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
  • Aug 20

    Trying a new look…

    Trying a new look…
    For a very long time (probably since I started the blog in 2010), I have not been happy with the design. So, I finally decided to do something about it and will be trying out some different… More
  • Aug 14

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart
    Every state but Massachusetts and New York has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (the UTSA) in one form or another – though some may quibble with whether Alabama or North Carolina actually adopted it. (The Uniform Law…
  • Aug 1

    Massachusetts Noncompete Law Stall

    Massachusetts Noncompete Law Stall
    To the surprise of many, the efforts of the Conference Committee to reconcile the House and Senate versions of Massachusetts’ noncompete bill (and bill proposing the adoption of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act) stalled last night…
Rank this Week: 1099