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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
  • Jul 6

    Apple Patents: From Vehicle Locators to Viral Social Network Campaigns Management

    Apple Patents: From Vehicle Locators to Viral Social Network Campaigns Management
    In recent weeks, Apple has added to its generous patent portfolio with a variety of interesting patents covering location-based services implemented through the electronic devices produced by the company. The enhancement of location-based…
  • Jul 3

    USPTO and JPO Announce Patent Cooperation Treaty Agreement

    USPTO and JPO Announce Patent Cooperation Treaty Agreement
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) have recently announced an implementation agreement under which the JPO will act as an available International Searching Authority (ISA) and International…
  • Jul 2

    Chrome to Discontinue Java; Will Impact EFS-Web and Private PAIR

    Chrome to Discontinue Java; Will Impact EFS-Web and Private PAIR
    In April 2015, Google Chrome removed the default ability to use the Java plug-in for browser version 42. This impacts a practitioner’s ability to access EFS-Web and Private PAIR because Java is required for your…
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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 452

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

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

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Jul 6

    Open Data Bills Move Forward in California

    Open Data Bills Move Forward in California
    While California may be home to some of the most aggressively forward-thinking tech companies in the world, that enthusiasm for innovation hasn’t carried over to the public sector. State and local governments have been frustratingly…
  • Jul 6

    Caving to Government Pressure, Visa and MasterCard Shut Down Payments to Backpage.com

    Caving to Government Pressure, Visa and MasterCard Shut Down Payments to Backpage.com
    Visa and MasterCard confirmed that they have cut off payment services for Backpage.com, an online platform for people to advertise goods and services. This was in response to public pressure from Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who wrote to…
  • Jul 6

    Tuesday Court Hearing Over Absurd Copyright Claim in Family Home Movie

    Tuesday Court Hearing Over Absurd Copyright Claim in Family Home Movie
    ‘Dancing Baby’ Case Fights DMCA Takedown AbuseSan Francisco - On Tuesday, July 7, at 9 am, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will urge an appeals court in San Francisco to confirm that Internet users—from Ms. Lenz to…
Rank this Week: 1043

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...
    Here once again is our ever-dependable friend Alberto Bellan's take on last week's substantive Katposts, specially designed to facilitate a swift catch-up for those good folk whose professional, academic, commercial or romantic commitments…
  • Jul 6

    Monday miscellany

    Monday miscellany
    Two heads can be more effective than one,at least if they can think independently ..."Who are the addressees of the InfoSoc three-step test?" Readers of the 1709 Blog may have noticed fellow Kat Eleonora's excited post this morning which…
  • Jul 6

    The General Court Declines to visit Nagoya - challenges inadmissible

    The General Court Declines to visit Nagoya - challenges inadmissible
    This Kat reported that August that German and Dutch associations of plant breeders had challenged EU Regulation 511/2014 (the Regulation implementing the Nagoya Protocol and setting out compliance measures for EU users) before the…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Jul 6

    Entangled Trade Secrets and Presumptive Misappropriation

    Entangled Trade Secrets and Presumptive Misappropriation
    Over at Prawfsblawg, Orly Lobel discusses the case of former Goldman Sachs programmer Sergey Aleynikov,who has had an up and down (more like down and up) experience dealing with criminal trade secret prosecutions. I think the case is worthy…
  • Jul 3

    Janet Freilich vs. Ted Sichelman on Patent Searching

    Janet Freilich vs. Ted Sichelman on Patent Searching
    Over at New Private Law Blog, Janet Freilich and Ted Sichelman are having a fun exchange about patent searches. Here's an excerpt from Freilich's original post:Since there is no easy way to index or search through most patents, it is…
  • Jul 1

    Fiona Scott Morton & Carl Shapiro on the Alignment of Patent Rewards and Contribution

    Fiona Scott Morton & Carl Shapiro on the Alignment of Patent Rewards and Contribution
    Fiona Scott Morton (Yale School of Management) and Carl Shapiro (Berkeley School of Business) have posted Patent Assertions: Are We Any Closer to Aligning Reward to Contribution?, which has a nice summary of some recent developments related…
Rank this Week: 1372

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

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

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Jul 6

    They Invented What? (No. 2)

    They Invented What? (No. 2)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:U.S. Pat. No. 6,368,227: Method of swinging on a swing   I claim: 1. A method of swinging on a swing, the method comprising the steps of:…
  • Apr 29

    Google Announcing the Patent Purchase Promotion – May 8-22

    Google Announcing the Patent Purchase Promotion – May 8-22
    From the Google Public Policy Blog, with some traction in the news this week- Announcing the Patent Purchase Promotion We invite you to sell us your patents. The Patent Purchase Promotion is an experimental marketplace for patents…
  • Jan 2

    They Invented What? (No. 1)

    They Invented What? (No. 1)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:U.S. Pat. No. 3,963,275:  Method of breaking free-standing rock boulders   What is claimed is: 1.)  The method of fragmenting a free-standing boulder…
Rank this Week: 753

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jul 6

    Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open!

    Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open!
    Pitfalls, Perspectives and Possibilities of Angel Investments – Register Today! With the proliferation of angel groups in the Boston area over the past several years, it has become increasingly challenging for entrepreneurs to navigate…
  • Jul 6

    Recent Amendment to Delaware General Corporation Law

    Recent Amendment to Delaware General Corporation Law
    By Joe Marrow As expected, on June 24, 2015, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed into law legislation amending the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) that will (1) prohibit “fee shifting” provisions in corporate…
  • Jun 25

    MBBP’s Joe Martinez Elected to MITEF Board

    MBBP’s Joe Martinez Elected to MITEF Board
    MBBP Corporate attorney Joe Martinez has been elected to the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Board of Directors. Joe takes over a seat formerly held by MBBP’s Jon Gworek, a longtime participant in MITEF. The mission of the MIT…
Rank this Week: 570

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    AT&T-DirecTV and the Benefit of Multiple Request

    AT&T-DirecTV and the Benefit of Multiple Request
                AT&T appears likely to secure all required governmental approvals of its $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV.  AT&T has made multiple requests for acquisition…
  • Jun 18

    AT&T Wireless Risks Having to Pay $100 Million in Tuition on Contract Law

    AT&T Wireless Risks Having to Pay $100 Million in Tuition on Contract Law
              The FCC has issued a Notice of Apparent Liability to AT&T Wireless with a $100 million “forfeiture” for throttling service to subscribers still having…
  • Jun 4

    TMobile-Dish--Not So Strange Bedfellow

    TMobile-Dish--Not So Strange Bedfellow
              Another day another 64 billion dollar market consolidation.  Well at least this one has some entertainment value and I don’t refer to the video content on Dish. …
Rank this Week: 2097

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Celgard loses personal jurisdiction arguments at CAFC in SKI case

    Celgard loses personal jurisdiction arguments at CAFC in SKI case
    As to the technology area:Celgard is a developer and manufacturer of batterymembranes. The membranes Celgard develops are usedto separate chemical cell components in lithium-ionbatteries, preventing contact between the positive andnegative…
  • Jul 6

    Intellectual Ventures loses its appeal against Capital One Bank at the CAFC

    Intellectual Ventures loses its appeal against Capital One Bank at the CAFC
    The overview of the casePlaintiffs Intellectual Ventures I LLC and IntellectualVentures II LLC (collectively, “Intellectual Ventures ”)asserted infringement of claims of three patents againstdefendants Capital One Bank (USA), NA,…
  • Jul 4

    The "new normal" in jobs predicted long ago by William Bridge

    The "new normal" in jobs predicted long ago by William Bridge
    One of the challenges in obviousness analysis in patent law is predictability. Cotropia, for example, spoke about"predictability of result." As one "non-patent" example, contemplate the foreseeability, long ago, of the present jobs…
Rank this Week: 127

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4274

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/
  • Jul 6

    Lawyer Loses License Due To Overzealous Social Media Activism For Client–In re McCool

    Lawyer Loses License Due To Overzealous Social Media Activism For Client–In re McCool
    Raven Skye Boyd Maurer and attorney Joyce Nanine McCool were friends. Raven had a bitter custody dispute with her ex-husband. Among other points of contention, Raven accused her ex-husband of sexually abusing the kids. Raven sought to…
  • Jul 2

    DMCA 512(c) Formalities Strike Again–BWP v. Hollywood Fan Site

    DMCA 512(c) Formalities Strike Again–BWP v. Hollywood Fan Site
    I previously blogged this case, so see my earlier post for background. This week’s ruling focuses purely on the 512(c) safe harbor’s requirement that online services designate an agent for service of notice with the Copyright…
  • Jun 30

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 2 (Censorship and More)

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 2 (Censorship and More)
    Content Regulation * Oxera: The economic impact of safe harbours on Internet intermediary start-ups * South Korea is mandating that all cellphones sold to minors have an app called “Smart Sheriff” that censors their online…
Rank this Week: 950

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Jul 6

    Apple’s New Security Features in iOS 9 Certain to Cause Problems for Law Enforcement

    Apple’s New Security Features in iOS 9 Certain to Cause Problems for Law Enforcement
    At Apple’s annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) last month, the company announced their latest mobile operating system for phones and tablets, iOS 9. As is typical with Apple, this event included much fanfare and hyperbole. In…
  • Jun 29

    Plaintiffs Win Big in the “Case of the Devious Defecator”

    Plaintiffs Win Big in the “Case of the Devious Defecator”
    On June 22, Jurors awarded $2.25 million in damages for plaintiffs Jack Lowe and Dennis Reynolds, whose DNA was unlawfully obtained by their employer, Defendant Atlas Logistics Retail Services (Atlanta), LLC. An Atlanta Judge had already…
  • Jun 22

    DNA Testing Catches Rogue Chili’s Employee Who Spit in Customer’s Beverage

    DNA Testing Catches Rogue Chili’s Employee Who Spit in Customer’s Beverage
    Tech law is not always about macro-level global headlines like drones, autonomous vehicles, or Edward Snowden. No, sometimes it’s just about a guy trying to enjoy dinner at Chili’s. Those who work in the food industry have been…
Rank this Week: 4206

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/
  • Jul 6

    Ultramercial Cert. Petition Denied

    Ultramercial Cert. Petition Denied
    The Supreme Court has denied the latest petition for certorari in Ultramercial, LLC, et al. v. WildTangent, Inc., thus ending a case that had already taken two trips to the SCOTUS. Last December, the Federal Circuit finally took a hint and…
  • Jul 4

    Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC, and Lessons for Patent Drafting

    Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC, and Lessons for Patent Drafting
    Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC, No. 11-CV-2409 (Fed. Cir. June 16, 2015), raises the specter that software patent claims, already oft-challenged in the wake of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, could face the additional challenge of being…
  • Jun 13

    PTAB Finds Patent Claims Directed to Organizing Digital Images Patent-Ineligible in CBM Review

    PTAB Finds Patent Claims Directed to Organizing Digital Images Patent-Ineligible in CBM Review
    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) has held all claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,260,587 patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101, and the rubric of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank.  Bank of America, NA v. Intellectual…
Rank this Week: 2111

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
  • Jul 6

    Celebrating 305 Years of Statutory Copyright Law

    Celebrating 305 Years of Statutory Copyright Law
    Gerald M. Levine, Co-author Rights in Literary Property The United States Copyright Office and many people on social media, particularly on Twitter, have been celebrating the enactment of the first national copyright act in this country that…
  • Jul 4

    Terminating or Suspending a UDRP Proceeding

    Terminating or Suspending a UDRP Proceeding
    The UDRP as a nonexclusive forum for resolving disputes over domain name registrations allows respondents to remove complainant’s claim to a court of competent jurisdiction, Rule 4(k), which in the U.S. is a district court in one of the…
  • Jun 7

    Noteworthy UDRP Decisions April, May & June 2015

    Noteworthy UDRP Decisions April, May & June 2015
    X-SCREAM VIDEO PRODUCTIONS INC. v. IT Manager, FA1505001619522 (Forum June 25, 2015) The decision to terminate, suspend, or proceed to an award is discretionary with the Panel (Rule 18) regardless whether there is an already pending action or…
Rank this Week: 153

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: 818

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    On Remand, Section 285 Attorney Fees Awarded in Octane Fitne

    On Remand, Section 285 Attorney Fees Awarded in Octane Fitne
    Following remand, the court granted defendant's renewed motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 and found that plaintiff's claims were exceptionally weak. "In comparing this case to the many patent cases over which this Court has…
  • Jul 2

    Verein Considered Single “Law Firm” for Determining Conflict

    Verein Considered Single “Law Firm” for Determining Conflict
    The ALJ granted respondent's motion to disqualify complainants' counsel because the Canadian firm of the same Swiss verein/association was respondent's current counsel. "[T]he definitions of 'firm' or 'law firm' are broad enough to include a…
  • Jul 1

    Success Rates of Section 101 Summary Judgment Motions in 2015

    Success Rates of Section 101 Summary Judgment Motions in 2015
    In the first six months of 2015, district courts ruled on 22 motions for summary judgment of invalidity based on 35 U.S.C. § 101. That is only one fewer decision than all of 2014. Of the 2015 motions, fourteen (63.6%) were granted, five…
Rank this Week: 4386

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/
  • Jul 6

    University exception to fee shifting in PATENT Act won’t help Iowa State or University of Iowa

    University exception to fee shifting in PATENT Act won’t help Iowa State or University of Iowa
    Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) added language to the fee-shifting provisions in the PATENT Act that would offer an economic hardship exception to fee shifting for “an institution of higher education." The reason that Iowa State and the…
  • Jul 6

    Samsung pulls ahead in wearables, sets sights on medical innovation

    Samsung pulls ahead in wearables, sets sights on medical innovation
    In 2014, Samsung Electronics was second overall among companies receiving U.S. patents with approximately 13.5 patents every day over the course of a year. While much of Samsung's recently acquired portfolio relates to semiconductor and…
  • Jul 5

    Free Speech or Scandal? The Slants Case and the Future of Disparaging Trademark

    Free Speech or Scandal? The Slants Case and the Future of Disparaging Trademark
    Last week the Federal Circuit scheduled oral argument en banc in THE SLANTS trademark case for the morning of October 2, 2015, taking up the question of whether §2(a) of the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. § 1052(a)) can withstand First…
Rank this Week: 3284

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Exaggerated and outdated photos literally false, court rule

    Exaggerated and outdated photos literally false, court rule
    Spruce Environmental Technologies, Inc. v. Festa Radon Technologies, Co., 2015 WL 4038802, No. 15–11521 (D. Mass. July 2, 2015) Spruce and Festa compete in the radon mitigation industry, selling products for testing and reducing…
  • Jul 6

    Venable on notable NAD product name ruling

    Venable on notable NAD product name ruling
    Amy Mudge and Randall Shaheen explain the NAD's take on product names: if you put two terms together, as in "Nourishing Coconut Shampoo," the ingredient has to provide the benefit.  If not, it has to be called "Nourishing Shampoo with…
  • Jul 6

    Clearblue's pregnancy test gets the blues: recall ordered for false advertising

    Clearblue's pregnancy test gets the blues: recall ordered for false advertising
    Church & Dwight Co. v. SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics, GMBH, 2015 WL 4002468, No. 14–CV–585 (S.D.N.Y. July 1, 2015) A good old-fashioned false advertising case about pregnancy tests!  Prior opinion, refusing to…
Rank this Week: 39

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Jul 6

    Court Certifies Class Action Alleging Fictitious “Sale” Prices by J.C. Penney

    Court Certifies Class Action Alleging Fictitious “Sale” Prices by J.C. Penney
    What’s the News?   A California federal judge recently certified a class action lawsuit that alleges violations of California consumer protection laws by J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc. (J.C. Penney). Specifically, the class claims…
  • Jul 1

    PayPal Will Tweak User Agreement To Clarify Proposed Autodialing Provision

    PayPal Will Tweak User Agreement To Clarify Proposed Autodialing Provision
    On June 29, 2015, PayPal’s General Counsel released a blog post indicating that the company will be tweaking its proposed revisions to its User Agreement regarding PayPal’s ability to send its customers autodialed or prerecorded…
  • Jun 15

    Advertisers Beware: New FTC Guidance Signals Tough Stance on Endorsement

    Advertisers Beware: New FTC Guidance Signals Tough Stance on Endorsement
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released new guidance regarding the use of endorsements in advertising. The new guidance is a “must read” for marketers that feature endorsements from celebrities or consumers in their…
Rank this Week: 525

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Should I Quote Hemingway or Dickens in Stage Play?

    Should I Quote Hemingway or Dickens in Stage Play?
    Dear Rich: I'm working on a stage play. In my play, I wanted to have a character quote two separate passages from Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms." The first is the first two paragraphs of the novel and the second is a short dialogue exchange…
  • Jul 1

    Same Sex Marriage and Copyright Redux

    Same Sex Marriage and Copyright Redux
    Back in 2013 when the Supreme Court made its DOMA decision, we reviewed the effect it would have on copyright law. At that time we indicated that the primary effect would be that in states where same-sex marriage is legal, the surviving…
  • Jun 24

    Can I Stop App Maker From Using My eBook Title?

    Can I Stop App Maker From Using My eBook Title?
    Dear Rich: I recently discovered that a new Apple app is using my exact common law trademark -- a phrase associated with my former profession. Through Apple, I contacted the app designer, who said she registered the trademark with the USPTO…
Rank this Week: 1223

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: 1367

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/
  • Jul 6

    Congratulations To Top 40 Most Popular New York Law Blogs Of All Time

    Congratulations To Top 40 Most Popular New York Law Blogs Of All Time
    According to Justia BlawgSearch, there are 302 blogs focusing on New York law.  Justia ranks the most popular of "all time".   Here are the top 40: 1. Real Estate Law Blog2. New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library3. New…
  • Jun 29

    Congratulations To Top 25 Most Popular Copyright Law Blogs Of All Time

    Congratulations To Top 25 Most Popular Copyright Law Blogs Of All Time
    Justia's Blawgsearch Ranks the "Most Popular" copyright law blogs.  Out of 89 copyright law blogs listed in total by Justia, here are the top 25 of "all time."  Visiting each one shows you just how alive thinking is…
  • Jun 22

    Congratulations To Top 25 Most Popular Intellectual Property Law Blogs of All Time

    Congratulations To Top 25 Most Popular Intellectual Property Law Blogs of All Time
    Justia's Blawgsearch Ranks the "Most Popular" intellectual property law blogs.  Out of 461 intellectual property law blogs listed in total by Justia, here are the top 25 of "all time."  Visiting each one shows you just how alive…
Rank this Week: 145

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Jul 6

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-07-05

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-07-05
    Why East Texas is ground zero for settling patent cases http://t.co/ewmIJ6U7fP -> Did you RT a © today? Photographer Sues Infringers and Retweeters http://t.co/0XSOZtyjHa -> Understanding the Murky State of the Performance Right in…
  • Jul 5

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-07-04

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-07-04
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27: http://t.co/GGSl3s8Dlr -> Computer and Internet Law W… http://t.co/dhJNmlY1iI -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27 http://t.co/XEKswmxAzH -> Snoops…
  • Jul 4

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-07-03

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-07-03
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-07-02 http://t.co/rxkHHLSkeY -> Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-07-02: Google's YouTube loses appeal in German copyright case http:… http://t.co/vnLGbihYH6 -> Judge Nixes…
Rank this Week: 580

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Jul 6

    Trademark Watch Series — Advertising and Business Services in Nigeria

    Trademark Watch Series — Advertising and Business Services in Nigeria
    NLIPW Trademarks Law Volume 2 Number 22 Trademark Watch No.22 (Advertising and Business Services in Nigeria) July 6, 2015 Content: This article is part of a series that highlights some of the marks advertised in the Trademarks, Patents and…
  • Jul 5

    Check Out WIPO Seminar on Copyright and Value of Public Domain

    Check Out WIPO Seminar on Copyright and Value of Public Domain
    July 5, 2015 — The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently published a Seminar on Copyright and the Value of the Public Domain as part of its series on the economics of Intellectual Property. Presenters included…
  • Jul 3

    Copyright Infringement: COSON Files N500 Million Suit against Big Joe Venture

    Copyright Infringement: COSON Files N500 Million Suit against Big Joe Venture
    Benin, Nigeria, July 3, 2015 — On June 30, the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) filed Suit No. FHC/B/CS/153/15 at the Federal High Court, Benin City. The Suit was filed against Big Joe Ventures, a transportation company, and its…
Rank this Week: 3149

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 6

    The Reasons for Failures and Delays in Confirming Nominees Are More Complicated than We Think

    The Reasons for Failures and Delays in Confirming Nominees Are More Complicated than We Think
    Anne Joseph O'Connell, Shortening Agency and Judicial Vacancies through Filibuster Reform? An Examination of Confirmation Rates and Delays from 1981 to 2014, 64 Duke L.J. 1645 (2015).Richard PierceI thought I had a good general…
  • Jul 3

    The Truth is Not Enough to Set Us Free

    The Truth is Not Enough to Set Us Free
    Erik J. Girvan, On Using the Psychological Science of Implicit Bias to Advance Anti-Discrimination Law, (2015), available at SSRN.Marcia L. McCormickLegal scholars in a wide range of areas have used now well-settled developments in cognitive…
  • Jul 1

    What’s Missing in New Zealand?

    What’s Missing in New Zealand?
    David Enoch, Tort Liability and Taking Responsibility in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Scott Hershovitz“What’s missing in New Zealand?” That’s the question David Enoch poses in…
Rank this Week: 98

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Precedential No. 17: TTAB Refuses to Vacate HOUNDSTOOTH MAFIA Decision

    Precedential No. 17: TTAB Refuses to Vacate HOUNDSTOOTH MAFIA Decision
    An augmented Board panel denied the opposers' request to reopen, vacate, and dismiss without prejudice the TTAB's 2013 precedential decision [TTABlogged here] which dismissed an opposition to registration of the mark HOUNDSTOOTH MAFIA, in the…
  • Jul 2

    Precedential No. 16: MARAZUL and BLUE SEA Confusable for Seafood, Says TTAB

    Precedential No. 16: MARAZUL and BLUE SEA Confusable for Seafood, Says TTAB
    The Board affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark MARAZUL for "fish and seafood products, namely, frozen and fresh processed fish and seafood, and imitation crab meat," finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the…
  • Jul 1

    TTAB Posts July 2015 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts July 2015 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled six (6) oral hearings for the month of July, as listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. The hearing schedule and other…
Rank this Week: 232

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jul 6

    Who are the addressees of the InfoSoc three-step test? A new article

    Who are the addressees of the InfoSoc three-step test? A new article
    National courts as addressees of the InfoSoc three-step test?!?This question has probably haunted the minds and hearts of many 1709 Blog readers. This is because, unlike the three-step test in international copyright instruments, it is…
  • Jul 3

    Did you RT a © today? Photographer Sues Infringers and Retweeter

    Did you RT a © today? Photographer Sues Infringers and Retweeter
    A photographer is suing a beverage company which allegedly used without permission one of his photographs on social media. The case is interesting, as the photographer chose to sue not only the company and its employees and contractors, but…
  • Jul 2

    Charles Dickens and copyright reform: a direct descendant writes ...

    Charles Dickens and copyright reform: a direct descendant writes ...
    The latest issue of the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society's ALCS News features an entertaining article by Lucinda Hawksley, "Charles Dickens, Copyright Pioneer", which you can read and enjoy here.  Lucinda is not only an author…
Rank this Week: 3083

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 5

    Isaac and Eddie on this week's #SandtonDiscussion

    Isaac and Eddie on this week's #SandtonDiscussion
    Fellow blogger Isaac Rutenberg posted on two developments in Kenya last week (see here and here) and has kindly agreed to lead a discussion on these and other recent developments that have caught his attention in Kenya and surrounds for this…
  • Jul 2

    More on Utility Model

    More on Utility Model
    This blogger's favorite subject seems to be Utility Model Certificates (UMCs, see previous post here), and feels a few statistics are worth noting.In May 2014 the Kenyan patent office (KIPI) ceased substantive examination of UMCs (the…
  • Jul 1

    Overreaching surveillance in the most extreme

    Overreaching surveillance in the most extreme
    From Kenya comes news (here and here) that has really blown this blogger away, twice!First, the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA), the government regulatory body, has issued a directive requiring that all devices using…
Rank this Week: 1450

IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
Rank this Week: 2350

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 5

    NAI & IPO Release List of Top 100 Universities Receiving Patents in 2014

    NAI & IPO Release List of Top 100 Universities Receiving Patents in 2014
    By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) published a list of the top 100 worldwide universities that received the most U.S. utility patents in 2014. The NAI…
  • Jul 5

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    July 8-10, 2015 - Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2015: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing (Practising Law Institute) - San Francisco, CA July 9, 2015 - "Leveraging Post-Grant Patent Proceedings Before the PTAB -- Best…
  • Jul 3

    PLI Advanced Patent Prosecution Seminar

    PLI Advanced Patent Prosecution Seminar
    Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be holding a two-day seminar entitled: "Advanced Patent Prosecution Seminar 2015: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing" on July 16-17, 2015 in New York, NY, on August 10-11, 2015 in San Francisco, CA, and…
Rank this Week: 130

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 5

    J6/14 : surmenage

    J6/14 : surmenage
    Le demandeur (personne physique) avait omis d'acquitter la taxe annuelle due fin mai 2012, ainsi que la surtaxe. La division d'examen avait rejeté la requête en restitutio in integrum. Le demandeur avait fait état de…
  • Jul 2

    T1267/10 : requête en réponse au mémoire de l'Opposante

    T1267/10 : requête en réponse au mémoire de l'Opposante
    La Titulaire-Requérante avait déposé la requête subsidiaire 2 en réponse au mémoire de recours de l'Opposante, également requérante. Dans cette requête, les caractéristiques…
  • Jun 30

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    A biopharmaceutical company at the forefront of developing therapeutic and diagnostic solutions in metabolic and inflammatory diseases, that notably affect the liver or the gastrointestinal system, GENFIT is seeking :  HEAD OF…
Rank this Week: 2020

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Jul 5

    Patenting Swiss-Style, In Australia and the UK

    Patenting Swiss-Style, In Australia and the UK
    Last week I wrote about the ways in which medical treatments – including pharmaceutical compounds and therapeutic methods – are protected using a variety of different forms of patent claim.  One of these is the so-called…
  • Jun 27

    Patenting Medical Treatments – An Overview

    Patenting Medical Treatments – An Overview
    Healthcare is one of the most economically-important areas in which patents are granted.  In no small part, this is due to the great expense and risk involved in discovering, developing, trialling, gaining regulatory approval for, and…
  • Jun 21

    Patentability of Genes May Turn on Claim Construction

    Patentability of Genes May Turn on Claim Construction
    A Full Bench of all seven judges of the High Court of Australia heard oral arguments in the appeal by Yvonne D’Arcy in the Myriad Genetics BRCA gene patent case starting on Tuesday 16 June 2015, and continuing through the morning of…
Rank this Week: 1332

pharmaundmarke.com

pharmaundmarke.com

The blog pharmaundmarke.com is dedicated to pharmaceutical trade marks. It is operated by highly specified lawyers and covers all relevant decisions of both European and German courts. Whilst the blog is currently in German only, the monthly newsletter and the annual magazine will include English summaries and abstracts.

http://www.pharmaundmarke.com
  • Jul 5

    Sander = Sandter 1953

    Sander = Sandter 1953
    Die Marke SANDER wird trotz geringer Umsatzzahlen rechtserhaltend benutzt. Das Zeichen ist mit der Marke SANDTER 1953 klanglich verwechselbar ähnlich. Sachverhalt Die NetMed S.à.r.l. aus Luxemburg meldete die Marke SANDTER 1953…
  • Jun 28

    Yosoi

    Yosoi
    Für die Auslegung, ob die mit der Marke gekennzeichnete Ware unter einen Warenbegriff des Verzeichnisses fällt, ist von der natürlichen Bedeutung des Begriffs nach dem allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch sowie von der bei der…
  • Jun 26

    ILAPO = DIAPO

    ILAPO = DIAPO
    Besteht ein Zeichen aus einem beschreibenden Element (hier: deutsche internet apotheke) und einer als solchen nicht sofort erkennbaren, graphisch herausgestellten Kurzform desselben (hier: diapo), so ist in Kollisionsfällen vorrangig auf…
Rank this Week: 3016

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/
  • Jul 4

    Independence Day 2015

    Independence Day 2015
    This July 4th, the U.S. will celebrate its 239th Independence Day! On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence. Two days later on July 4, its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas…
  • Jun 28

    Leaving Assets to Minor Children

    Leaving Assets to Minor Children
    Minor Children as Beneficiaries No parent wants to think about leaving their minor children behind in the event of a tragedy; however, because terrible things do happen, it is better to be prepared. Estate planning ensures that your children…
  • Jun 15

    Making Awkward Financial Discussions Easier for Everyone

    Making Awkward Financial Discussions Easier for Everyone
    Making Awkward Financial Discussions Easier for Everyone Do you have someone in your life such as a spouse, a parent, your child or a close friend that is making unwise financial decisions that are destructive or unproductive? Most of us have…
Rank this Week: 1572

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jul 3

    Congratulations To Solar Impulse

    Congratulations To Solar Impulse
    Solar Impulse is an airplane that runs only on solar power. They are on their way to fly round the world. And they just made it from Japan to Hawaii, after an effort of flying close to five days. That’s good news, as far as it goes. On…
  • Jul 1

    Greek Tragedy

    Greek Tragedy
    No, I am not talking about the default. Greece has failed to meet a payment to the IMF today. This post is about the complete shutdown of new solar energy in Greece. A couple of numbers show the extent of that collapse (from PV Magazine): In…
  • Jun 30

    Asteroid Day

    Asteroid Day
    I am late with this. I just learned from this tweet by Neil deGrasse Tyson that yesterday was asteroid day. There is a campaign that wants to increase awareness about the threat from asteroids. The date is set after the 1908 Tunguska…
Rank this Week: 970

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Nikki Siesel, Esq. of the Law Offices Of Joseph C. Messina.

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 3

    A Trademark Victory For The Yankee

    A Trademark Victory For The Yankee
    Since 2009 the Yankees have been fighting to block several trademarks that were intended to parody two of their own trademarks and on May 8, 2015 they succeeded. IET Products and Services Inc. (“Applicant”) filed two applications…
  • Jun 19

    The Federal Circuit Vacates And Remands The Board’s Refusal To Register PRETZEL CRISPS

    The Federal Circuit Vacates And Remands The Board’s Refusal To Register PRETZEL CRISPS
    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) vacated and remanded the matter of Princeton Vanguard, LLC vs. Frito-Lay North America, Inc. No. 2014-1517 (Fed. Cir. May 15, 2015) back to the Trademark Trial and Appeal…
  • Jun 4

    The Fine Line Between Descriptive Trademarks And Generic Term

    The Fine Line Between Descriptive Trademarks And Generic Term
    In a recent precedential decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the Board) issued on April 21, 2015 the Board affirmed the Examiner’s refusal to register the mark BUYAUTOPARTS.COM with a disclaimer for “.com”.…
Rank this Week: 2364

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

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

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Jul 3

    Über’s Policy Updates Raises Privacy Concern

    Über’s Policy Updates Raises Privacy Concern
    I’m a huge fan of Über — the mobile app that gives you instant access to a chauffeured Town Car, SUV, or eco-friendly hybrid vehicle, 24 hours a day, in over 300 cities worldwide. As an Internet &…
  • Jun 26

    Answers to 10 Common Questions About Email

    Answers to 10 Common Questions About Email
    This is part two of a two-part post addressing ten of the most common questions new clients ask about email. 6. When is it not okay to delete emails? On the other hand, if you suspect that a lawsuit could result over something that was…
  • Jun 25

    Answers to 10 Common Questions About Email

    Answers to 10 Common Questions About Email
    This is part one of a two-part post that addresses ten common questions I hear regularly from new clients, usually in connection with setting up their secure client portal, called Clio Connect, which allows all of our clients to securely…
Rank this Week: 3295

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Jul 3

    Keep Calm and Sip Some Sparkling Wine

    Keep Calm and Sip Some Sparkling Wine
    Many who enjoy champagne have noticed that their favorite cuvée has quietly changed its label. Many of the world’s bottles of bubbly now indicate that they contain “sparkling wine” when they used to be…
  • Jun 26

    Everything Old is New Again: Post-Expiration Patent Royalties are a Bad Idea!

    Everything Old is New Again: Post-Expiration Patent Royalties are a Bad Idea!
    On Monday, the United States Supreme Court upheld the longstanding case law that prohibits a patent owner from receiving royalties after a patent has expired. In Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC (June 22, 2015) 2015 U.S. LEXIS 4067, the…
  • Jun 19

    Richard Prince once again pushes the limits of fair use

    Richard Prince once again pushes the limits of fair use
    Richard Prince is either on the very edge of fair use or is engaging in blatant copyright infringement. Unlike most however, Prince has been down this road before; accused of infringement and a defense based entirely on fair use. What is…
Rank this Week: 644

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
Rank this Week: 377

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 3

    Will Your Brand Celebrate American Independence?

    Will Your Brand Celebrate American Independence?
    By Debbie Laskey, MBA In the United States, July is the month when we celebrate Independence, specifically on the Fourth of July. While many retail stores promote “Independence Day” sales that last more than just one day, we can…
  • Jul 2

    Counterclaims for Cancellation Are Like Yoga Pants for Your Infringement Defense

    Counterclaims for Cancellation Are Like Yoga Pants for Your Infringement Defense
    Here’s one piece of advice you’ll hear from just about any trademark attorney: apply to federally register your marks as soon as financially possible. It is a very important step to take in order to protect your brand. A federal…
  • Jul 1

    That Google Image Search Could Result in Trouble

    That Google Image Search Could Result in Trouble
    One aspect commonly associated with building and maintaining a business is the company website. Establishing an online presence can be an important tool for connecting with customers. While website creation can be a delightful distraction for…
Rank this Week: 40

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

Tips and commentary for individuals accused of civil liability for Internet activities. By Benjamin Justus.

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Jul 2

    “Dallas Buyers Club” and “The Cobbler” In Colorado

    “Dallas Buyers Club” and “The Cobbler” In Colorado
    In recent months, frequent mass litigants Dallas Buyers Club, LLC and Cobbler Nevada, LLC have filed a number of multi-Doe copyright infringement lawsuits in the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado. As Troll Defense has previously…
  • May 8

    The Shoe Fits: New Oregon BT Suits for “The Cobbler”

    The Shoe Fits: New Oregon BT Suits for “The Cobbler”
    The rights-owner of The Cobbler, a whimsical comedy film starring Adam Sandler, has filed a batch of new BitTorrent copyright suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. The Cobbler was widely released earlier this…
  • Apr 28

    Romance Novel Publisher Sues Over Wrongful Takedown Notice in Seattle Court

    Romance Novel Publisher Sues Over Wrongful Takedown Notice in Seattle Court
    The publisher of the “A Baby for My Billionaire Stepbrother” romance novel series has sued various Doe parties over alleged misrepresentations surrounding the books’ publication rights. Zirconia Publishing, Inc. is a…
Rank this Week: 2778

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1052

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jul 2

    Summer 2015 Schedule Posted!

    Summer 2015 Schedule Posted!
    The Summer 2015 schedule is posted! It’s a terrific group of guests, discussing topics ranging from legislative decision-making to control over robots. I look forward to chatting with them! Note: because I have several writing deadlines…
  • Jul 2

    Hearsay Culture now available on Stitcher!

    Hearsay Culture now available on Stitcher!
    If you’ve been paying attention to the links below recent show posts (and why wouldn’t you? Are you THAT busy?), you may have noticed a new link to Stitcher. For those who don’t know, Stitcher is a proprietary podcast…
  • Jul 2

    Show # 239 — Jacob Silverman, author of Terms of Service — posted

    Show # 239 — Jacob Silverman, author of Terms of Service — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 239, June 3, my interview with Jacob Silverman, author of Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection. Jacob has written an insightful critique of the costs associated with information…
Rank this Week: 1022

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: 149

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
  • Jul 2

    Oregon Litigation Update – adidas America v. Reliable Knitting Work

    Oregon Litigation Update – adidas America v. Reliable Knitting Work
    Adidas has filed a trademark complaint against Reliable Knitting Works, a Wisconsin based company doing business as Reliable of Milwaukee. …Continue reading →
  • May 15

    5 More Cobbler Download Case

    5 More Cobbler Download Case
    Carl Crowell has filed 5 more BitTorrent cases for Voltage Pictures‘ film, The Cobbler. Cobbler Nevada LLC v. Doe Court Case …Continue reading →
  • May 7

    Another Set of Voltage Pictures Download Case

    Another Set of Voltage Pictures Download Case
    Having already filed numerous copyright infringement claims on behalf of Voltage Pictures for the films Dallas Buyers Club and Charlie Countryman, …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4520