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Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 1889

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
  • Sep 19

    Google wants reversal or new trial in Microsoft-Motorola FRAND case: opening brief

    Google wants reversal or new trial in Microsoft-Motorola FRAND case: opening brief
    There was a time when it would almost have been appropriate to rename this blog "FRAND Patents". While there is still a lot going on in that field, the related antitrust investigations have all come to an end and my focus has changed. I heard…
  • Sep 11

    U.S. patent office upholds one half of Apple patent on missed telephone call management

    U.S. patent office upholds one half of Apple patent on missed telephone call management
    There continues to be a discrepancy between Apple's ability to have its patents upheld on its home turf and the fate that its patents suffer in other jurisdictions, particularly in Europe. The last two posts showed this again: Judge Koh…
  • Sep 9

    Judge determines Samsung did not willfully infringe Apple's slide-to-unlock patent

    Judge determines Samsung did not willfully infringe Apple's slide-to-unlock patent
    About 24 hours after denying (except for a minor part) Apple's motion for judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) following the spring 2014 Apple v. Samsung trial in the Northern District of California, Judge Lucy Koh has also ruled on Samsung's…
Rank this Week: 1067

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 173

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
  • Sep 19

    Paying Ransom to Patent Trolls Is a Mistake

    Paying Ransom to Patent Trolls Is a Mistake
    I have absolutely no problem with enforcing patent rights, and frankly I don’t think it should matter how the patents were acquired, but there is something exceptionally seedy about the use of shell companies going after competitors, or…
  • Sep 17

    Software, Open Source and Programmer

    Software, Open Source and Programmer
    On August 12, 2014, I spoke with computer expert Bob Zeidman (pictured left) on the record for an in-depth interview that published on IPWatchdog.com. The interview lasted approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and was over 11,000 words in…
  • Sep 15

    The Future Software Patent Application

    The Future Software Patent Application
    In the wake of the Supreme Court decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, many in the patent community are starting to realize just how different things will be moving forward. Initially, some convinced themselves that nothing had really changed…
Rank this Week: 667

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Is Tumblr trendier? A survey released by Tumblr says the users of that social media platform have higher average incomes than users of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, and a report from Adobe says that this translates into cash: The average…
  • Sep 17

    She Liked It. She Really, Really Liked It: Federal District Court Holds Facebook Fan Page Manager Doesn’t Own “Likes”

    She Liked It. She Really, Really Liked It: Federal District Court Holds Facebook Fan Page Manager Doesn’t Own “Likes”
    A federal district court broke new social media law ground in August 2014 when it held in favor of the cable network Black Entertainment Television (BET) in a suit brought by the founder of an unofficial Facebook fan page for one of the…
  • Sep 15

    Status Update

    Status Update
    School discipline. The California legislature has passed a law that, if signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (or not vetoed by him before the end of September), would significantly expand privacy protections for students from kindergarten through high…
Rank this Week: 3306

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 718

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Sep 19

    Top 5 Biggest Copyright & Trademark Stories of 2014 … So Far

    Top 5 Biggest Copyright & Trademark Stories of 2014 … So Far
    Isn’t Fall such a reflective time?  Mississippi is just barely starting to get a glimpse with sometimes cooler temperatures earlier in the morning.  As we approach a new season, let’s revisit what has been the biggest…
  • Sep 12

    Case Study: Ad Agencies and Spec Spot

    Case Study: Ad Agencies and Spec Spot
    I love it when my readers write in with questions and blog ideas! Keep. Them. Coming. Today’s post centers around the world of marketing and ad agencies. Here is the scenario: Directors of Production and Motion Graphics people are…
  • Sep 5

    Clothing Saved by the Copyright Bell

    Clothing Saved by the Copyright Bell
    I’m going to admit it. I watched the The Unauthorized Saved by The Bell Story made-for-TV movie on Lifetime this past Sunday. [Raises hand] “Hi, I’m Ryanne, and I oftentimes will watch horrible mind-numbing…
Rank this Week: 2285

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 17

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Sep 19

    Trademark Week in Review: September 19, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: September 19, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Mari-Elise took a savasana and looked at Lululemon’s intellectual property enforcement strategies; Bill did not get “font” and “typeface”…
  • Sep 18

    Nashville’s Baja Burrito Wraps Up Trademark Protection For Its Franchise

    Nashville’s Baja Burrito Wraps Up Trademark Protection For Its Franchise
    A couple months ago, I explained how the franchising experience of one of my favorite Nashville fast casual dining options - Calypso Cafe - provides valuable trademark lessons to start-up companies. This week, I will turn my…
  • Sep 17

    Johnny Manziel Trademark Déjà Vu: The Kenny Hill Story

    Johnny Manziel Trademark Déjà Vu: The Kenny Hill Story
    The good people at Texas A&M certainly understand the importance of federal trademark protection. Maybe it stems from Texas A&M’s successful registration and enforcement of its 12TH MAN mark. Regardless, it seems that whoever is…
Rank this Week: 872

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/
  • Sep 19

    Can I Use Stage Name to Credit Songwriting?

    Can I Use Stage Name to Credit Songwriting?
    the diabolical Biz Markie creditshis songwriting to Marcel HallDear Rich: I use an artist name with a last name that is not my legal last name and has no relation to my birth name. I have no interest in legally changing my last name, and all…
  • Sep 12

    Copyright in wedding ring design?

    Copyright in wedding ring design?
    My wife and I decided to have custom wedding ring made at a national level chain store jeweler three years ago. This past weekend we stopped at the jeweler and saw a custom ring book where my wife saw her ring in that book and she was not…
  • Sep 11

    #publicdomain?

    #publicdomain?
    Dear, Rich: I’m trying to properly attribute public domain images in a course pack I’m writing and I’m confused about public domain tags. If a work has entered the public domain without being directly dedicated to the…
Rank this Week: 960

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
  • Sep 19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-18
    A History of Copyright in the U.S.: From the Constitution to Today http://t.co/DSSvBgPgAf -> Iggy Azalea Slaps Ex-Boyfriend with Copyright Infringement and Forgery Lawsuits http://t.co/HfKzy2KvkP -> MPAA Chairman & CEO Chris Dodd…
  • Sep 18

    CASL’s inscrutable computer program provisions to be tackled by CRTC 

    CASL’s inscrutable computer program provisions to be tackled by CRTC 
    With the computer program sections of Canada’s anti-spam/anti-malware law (CASL) coming into force in January 2015, the CRTC has now started reaching out to the public for questions they want guidance on in FAQs or bulletins. I attended…
  • Sep 14

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-13

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-13
    What’s in the small print? Why clicking ‘I Accept’ is the same as signing your name on a paper contract http://t.co/19PuExnSKt -> The US doesn't have a privacy law? Really? Verizon to pay $7.4 million over failure to…
Rank this Week: 1495

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Revisions to the Korean Trademark Act

    Revisions to the Korean Trademark Act
    The aim of the revisions, which were implemented in June this year, is to reinforce the position of trademark owners, which the following examples will indicate. The article handling the protection of well known trademarks has become clearer.…
  • Sep 12

    Open innovation – time to dispense with intellectual property rights?

    Open innovation – time to dispense with intellectual property rights?
    First of all: open innovation – what exactly is it? It would be almost wrong to discuss open innovation(OI) without mentioning the man who coined the term. Professor Henry Chesbrough (Haas School of Business, University of California,…
  • Sep 2

    The 2014 World Cup from an IP perspective

    The 2014 World Cup from an IP perspective
    Football enthusiasts all over the world indulged in the fantastic spectacle of the World Cup in Brazil this summer, enjoying a large goal average (2.88 goals per group stage game), witnessing flabbergasting results (e.g. Spain vs. the…
Rank this Week: 4294

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Sep 19

    Copyright Owner Receives the Pointy End of the Fair Use Sharp Stick

    Copyright Owner Receives the Pointy End of the Fair Use Sharp Stick
    The theme of the Madison, Wisconsin, Mifflin Street Block Party when it began in 1969 was “take a sharp stick and poke it in the eye of authority.”  It’s not clear whether that is still the theme of the block party, but…
  • Sep 12

    TVEyes' Use of Fox News Content Transformative and Fair Use

    TVEyes' Use of Fox News Content Transformative and Fair Use
    Some people find what television commentators say about the news as relevant as the news itself.  TVEyes is for them.  TVEyes records the broadcast content of over 1,400 television and radio stations.  TVEyes’…
  • Sep 5

    Copyright Infringement Judgment Debt Not Discharged in Bankruptcy

    Copyright Infringement Judgment Debt Not Discharged in Bankruptcy
    The managing member of a saloon had a $41,231.90 default judgment for copyright infringement entered against him.  The saloon did not have a public performance license, but played music promoted and licensed by the American Society of…
Rank this Week: 1871

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/
  • Sep 19

    Trademark registration provides both preventive and contingent insurance for brand owner

    Trademark registration provides both preventive and contingent insurance for brand owner
    Trademark registration is a very valuable tool, especially considering the cost. Trademark registration provides both preventive and contingent insurance* — it reduces the likelihood of a trademark dispute while at the same time…
  • Sep 18

    Incredibly, ALS Association had also filed trademark for “#IceBucketChallenge”

    Incredibly, ALS Association had also filed trademark for “#IceBucketChallenge”
    Thankfully, the application was also abandoned by the Association. There was quite a firestorm at the end of August as it became known that the ALS Association filed to register ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE and ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE as trademarks…
  • Sep 17

    The many benefits of USPTO trademark registration

    The many benefits of USPTO trademark registration
    The appeal of the Washington Redskins trademark case will be interesting to watch for many reasons. It is high-profile and receives a lot of media attention, and for good reason. It involves a claim of disparagement and a well known brand.…
Rank this Week: 1000

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Sep 19

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/19/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/19/14
    The Cult of Jeff Koons by Jed Perl (via CultureCrash) — Jeff Koons is known in the copyright world as a defendant in at least two major decisions involving appropriation art (Rogers v Koons and Blanch v Koons). Here, the New York…
  • Sep 16

    Fox News v TVEyes: Fair Use Transformed

    Fox News v TVEyes: Fair Use Transformed
    In 1985, the Supreme Court said, “The fair use doctrine is not a license for corporate theft, empowering a court to ignore a copyright whenever it determines the underlying work contains material of possible public…
  • Sep 12

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14
    Monkey Selfies & Animal Artists — An interesting take on the frequently discussed monkey selfie from a philosophical perspective. Yes, Internet TV is near, but there’s too much money in cable to go there —…
Rank this Week: 887

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Five Section 2(d) Appeal

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Five Section 2(d) Appeal
    I once heard a TTAB judge say that the outcome of most Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion cases can be predicted just by looking at the marks and the identified goods or services, without more. Well, your would-be honor, try your skills on…
  • Sep 18

    Precedential No. 37: TTAB Affirms Rejection of Web Page Specimen for Computer Service

    Precedential No. 37: TTAB Affirms Rejection of Web Page Specimen for Computer Service
    The TTAB has re-designated as precedential its three-year old decision in In re Chengdu AOBI Information Technology Co., Ltd., Serial No. 77723547 (May 31, 2011) [not precedential], wherein the Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark…
  • Sep 17

    TTAB Will Hear Final Argument in ASHCON Opposition In Boston, October 3rd

    TTAB Will Hear Final Argument in ASHCON Opposition In Boston, October 3rd
    As part of the "TTAB and PTAB Come to Boston" program in Boston on October 3rd [here], the Board will hear final arguments in Diamond Power International v. Clyde Bergemann, Inc., Opposition No. 91201996. [Pleadings and other filings…
Rank this Week: 234

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/
  • Sep 19

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest
    Yehuda Adar, Touring the Punitive Damages Forest: A Proposed Roadmap, 1 Osservatorio Del Diritto Civile E Commerciale [The Civ. & Com. L. Observer] 275 (2012), available at SSRN.Sheila ScheuermanThe questions raised by punitive damages…
  • Sep 17

    Next Up, Incest

    Next Up, Incest
    Anthony C. Infanti, Big (Gay) Love: Has the IRS Legalized Polygamy?, N.C.L. Rev. Addendum (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Lily KahngGay marriage opponents love to fear monger about the slippery slope of extending marriage beyond…
  • Sep 16

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye
    Valentina Vadi, War, Memory, and Culture: The Uncertain Legal Status of Historic Sunken Warships Under International Law, 37 Tul. Mar. L. J. 333 (2013).Stephen UriceFull fathom five thy father…
Rank this Week: 634

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Sep 19

    Berne leniencies: now it's Bangladesh's turn to opt for them

    Berne leniencies: now it's Bangladesh's turn to opt for them
    The trend towards making use of the relaxations of copyright, provided by the Berne Convention's 1971 Appendix, continues. By Berne Notification No. 269: Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works we learn that…
  • Sep 18

    In Brussels and interested in EU copyright law and policy? Here's an event for you

    In Brussels and interested in EU copyright law and policy? Here's an event for you
    Aww ... is there anything more wonderful than discussing EU copyright in Brussels?Can you think of anything more exciting than EU copyright law and policy? It's hard indeed, but the task becomes clearly impossible when it comes to…
  • Sep 16

    Could Ladybird bring the first parody challenge?

    Could Ladybird bring the first parody challenge?
    Conceptual art ?Back in March we reported that artist, comedian and writer Miriam Elia was facing the potential of a copyright action from the book publisher Penguin after she self published here own spoof version of a 'Ladybird' Book -…
Rank this Week: 2297

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    CGT resurrected in Kenya but effect on IP not clear

    CGT resurrected in Kenya but effect on IP not clear
    ChebetCoulson Harney's tax and IP division have issued a newsflash on the reintroduction of capital gains tax in Kenya, effective from 1 January 2015. You can read it in full here.Judy Chebet, a tax and IP lawyer in John Syekei's highly…
  • Sep 18

    Motivating Namibia's new IP legislation - Prof Ruth Okedigi

    Motivating Namibia's new IP legislation - Prof Ruth Okedigi
    Thanks to a tweet from @IPKenya, an update on the progress of Namibia's new IP legislation:
  • Sep 16

    COSON: Nigeria’s Private Copying Levy Scheme "gathering dust"

    COSON: Nigeria’s Private Copying Levy Scheme "gathering dust"
    You don't need to tell Afro Leo that dust is a ubiquitous part of life! Back in 2012, Afro-IP enthusiastically covered the news about Nigeria’s decision to introduce a private copying (or copyright) levy scheme – a post…
Rank this Week: 1191

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Covers trademarks, brands, and relevant issues such as valuation, protection, registration, and emerging promotional platforms.

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1427

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Sep 18

    How Much For 10 Million Barrels Oil Each Day?

    How Much For 10 Million Barrels Oil Each Day?
    A group of 347 investors holding assets of $24 trillion has called for introducing world wide “carbon pricing”. They want effective climate policy. I agree with their position. But there already is a price on carbon. That is the…
  • Sep 17

    Bitcoin 10 Years After

    Bitcoin 10 Years After
    My talk on “Bitcoin 10 Years After” of June this year will be published in our Journal at the end of this month. Here is a PDF file (still with some kanji use errors, this is before the final check):…
  • Sep 16

    Do It Again, OPEC

    Do It Again, OPEC
    OPEC is expected to reduce their production next year from 30 million to 29.5 million barrels a day at their next meeting in November, says Reuters. They cite OPEC Secretary General Abdallah Salem el-Badri for this expectation. Already…
Rank this Week: 244

Duncan Bucknell

Duncan Bucknell

Cover intellectual property strategies for products and services.

http://duncanbucknell.com/
  • Sep 18

    Back

    Back
    To all of those people kind enough to pause and read my blog posts from time to time, thank you very much for your patience. I’m now back from 14 months traveling around Australia with my family and am busily catching up on things for…
  • Jun 5

    Analysi

    Analysi
    Strategy without analysis is like turning up to play a sporting match when you don’t know what sport you’re playing, what equipment to bring, the rules, who your opponent is or indeed where to show up for the game. It’s not…
  • May 10

    Information is magic

    Information is magic
    Whoever has the best information is most likely to succeed and on their own terms. It is difficult to overstate the importance of high quality information to the development and execution of world class IP Strategy. The best IP Strategists…
Rank this Week: 2317

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 18

    PTAB Update -- A Review of the First Round of Comments (Part 1)

    PTAB Update -- A Review of the First Round of Comments (Part 1)
    By Andrew Williams -- The USPTO has been seeking feedback on the PTAB trial proceedings established by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. A Federal Register Notice from June 27, 2014 contained the "Request for Comments on Trial Proceedings…
  • Sep 17

    USPTO Expected to Issue Revised Myriad-Mayo Guidance in October

    USPTO Expected to Issue Revised Myriad-Mayo Guidance in October
    By Donald Zuhn -- During a session at today's biotechnology/chemical/pharmaceutical (BCP) customer partnership meeting, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office provided an update on the status of the Myriad-Mayo Guidance. The BCP session on the…
  • Sep 16

    FDA Announces "Purple Book"

    FDA Announces "Purple Book"
    By Paul Tully -- The new phone book is here? No, but close. The Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") announced on Friday that it has published its first listing of approved biologic drugs. The list will be supplemented with approved…
Rank this Week: 104

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Pas d'Oktoberfest sans brevet

    Pas d'Oktoberfest sans brevet
    Demain débute l'Oktoberfest. A cette occasion, l'OEB publie une vidéo démontrant que cette fête n'existerait pas sans les brevets.
  • Sep 16

    T1641/09 : invention de problème

    T1641/09 : invention de problème
    Par rapport au capteur de pression décrit par D9, le problème technique objectif est de procurer une installation du module émetteur après fixation du capteur à la tubulure dans un environnement hostile. Ce…
  • Sep 14

    T712/12 : recevabilités d'un document et d'une attaque d'activité inventive

    T712/12 : recevabilités d'un document et d'une attaque d'activité inventive
    L'Opposante avait soumis un document D12, état de la technique selon l'Art 54(3) CBE un peu plus de 3 mois avant la procédure orale de recours, et environ 2 mois après la convocation à ladite procédure…
Rank this Week: 201

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
  • Sep 18

    13 Principles Week of Action: The World Needs More Whistleblower

    13 Principles Week of Action: The World Needs More Whistleblower
    This is a guest post from Sana Saleem, Advisory Board Member, Courage Foundation. If you have comments on this post, you can contact Sana on Twitter. In the week leading up the first year aniversary of the 13 Necessary and Proportionate…
  • Sep 18

    EFF to Defend Student Bitcoin Developers in Court

    EFF to Defend Student Bitcoin Developers in Court
    New Jersey Prosecutors Issue Flawed Subpoena for Tidbit Source CodeNewark, NJ - Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Staff Attorney Hanni Fakhoury will appear before a New Jersey Superior Court judge on Monday, Sept. 22 to oppose a subpoena…
  • Sep 18

    Tell Governor Brown: No Warrantless Drones For California Cop

    Tell Governor Brown: No Warrantless Drones For California Cop
    An important California bill that would require warrants for law enforcement use of drones is currently sitting on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee that Gov. Brown will sign AB 1327, which passed…
Rank this Week: 3015

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/
  • Sep 18

    The Tower Family Foundation: A Helping Hand to the Tower Worker Community

    The Tower Family Foundation: A Helping Hand to the Tower Worker Community
    We down here in the CommLawBlog bunker want to shine a spotlight – make that a high intensity white strobe – on the Tower Family Foundation. Just now getting off the ground (full official name: the Tower Industry Family Support…
  • Sep 18

    Intern-al Affairs II: Inviting More Former Interns to the Litigation Party

    Intern-al Affairs II: Inviting More Former Interns to the Litigation Party
    Two former interns take important step toward “class action” status. Class. Some litigants have it. Some don’t. A couple of folks who worked as interns at Gawker Media have managed to convince a Federal District Court Judge…
  • Sep 14

    New Fast Lane in Open Internet Proceeding

    New Fast Lane in Open Internet Proceeding
    FCC provides “bulk upload” option for adding even more comments to the million-plus already on file – now who’s going to read them all? When last we took a sounding of the rising floodwaters of net neutrality comments,…
Rank this Week: 3748

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://brandprotection.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Sep 18

    UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) cracks down on misleading invoice

    UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) cracks down on misleading invoice
    by Clare Jackman (United Kingdom)The UK Intellectual Property Offices warns trade mark owners to not be fooled by “‘renewal’ notices to holders of UK registered patents and trade marks offering to renew the rights for fees…
  • Sep 18

    Failure to define “natural” stops pretzel case false advertising claims at the pleading stage

    Failure to define “natural” stops pretzel case false advertising claims at the pleading stage
    By Stephanie Stroup (US) A Northern District Court recently told plaintiff’s counsel that merely alleging that a product contains ingredients that are not “natural”, without supplying any objective definition of natural,…
  • Sep 12

    Facebook de-friends FriendBook

    Facebook de-friends FriendBook
    by Luke Hawthorne (Australia)A trade mark application for “FriendBook” has been refused by the Australian Trade Marks Office, following a successful opposition from Facebook.Australian company Northsword Pty Ltd filed an…
Rank this Week: 3839

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/
  • Sep 18

    Motion to Quash Deposition and Document Subpoenas Denied in Functionality / Patent Exhaustion Case

    Motion to Quash Deposition and Document Subpoenas Denied in Functionality / Patent Exhaustion Case
    Automotive Body Parts Association v. Ford Global Technologies, 4:13cv0070 (9/16/14) Judge: Amos Mazzant Holding: Motion to Quash Deposition and Document Subpoenas Denied The Court begins by noting that this is a "unique" patent case in that…
  • Sep 18

    Order Denying Claim for Disability Insurance Benefits Affirmed

    Order Denying Claim for Disability Insurance Benefits Affirmed
    Smith v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration, 4:12-CV-00625 (9/9/14) Judge: Don Bush Holding: Order Denying Claim for Disability Insurance Benefits Affirmed The plaintiff appealed the decision denying his claim for disability…
  • Sep 15

    Verdict in Personal Audio case in Marshall

    Verdict in Personal Audio case in Marshall
    A Marshall jury in Judge Gilstrap's court returned a verdict today after a four day trial last week, awarding $1.3 million against CBS.
Rank this Week: 281

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

Covers IP, technology and media news. By Stacia Lay of Hendricks & Lewis PLLC.

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3949

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: 236

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 328

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1345

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3963

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Sep 18

    Consumer Non-disparagement Clauses Nixed in California

    Consumer Non-disparagement Clauses Nixed in California
    Earlier this month, Governor Brown approved California Assembly Bill No. 2365. This bill added Civil Code Section 1670.8, which prohibits non-disparagement clauses in consumer contracts. Statute Prohibits Non-disparagement Clauses Core…
  • Sep 16

    URS – ICANN Offers Uniform Rapid Suspension against Cybersquatter

    URS – ICANN Offers Uniform Rapid Suspension against Cybersquatter
    I have written several times about ICANN’s longstanding Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). This post discusses a more recent way to thwart some cybersquatters, namely, URS – Uniform Rapid Suspension. According…
  • Sep 5

    LLCs: Why an Operating Agreement is Important

    LLCs: Why an Operating Agreement is Important
    This post discusses why an operating agreement is important for every limited liability company (LLC). It expands upon an answer I provided on Quora several months ago. (See In simple terms, why are operating agreements important?) An…
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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
  • Sep 18

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?
    By: Michael J. Cavaretta Often, in transactions between customers and vendors, each party has its own “boilerplate” terms and conditions that it wants to use, which of course are often quite different than the other party’s…
  • Sep 18

    BBK Worldwide raises $3M, eyes acquisition

    BBK Worldwide raises $3M, eyes acquisition
    MBBP client BBK Worldwide has raised $3 million from a private, undisclosed investor and its two founders. The consultancy specializes in patient recruitment for the clinical R&D segments of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and…
  • Sep 16

    Upcoming Retrogression for Indian EB-2 Immigrant Visa

    Upcoming Retrogression for Indian EB-2 Immigrant Visa
    After months of steadily moving forward the priority date for the Employment-based Second preference category (“EB-2”) for foreign nationals chargeable to India, in the October 2014 Visa Bulletin the Department of State…
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The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Sep 18

    The More You Watch, The More You May Never See– Does Binge Watching A TV Series Ruin The Overall Experience?

    The More You Watch, The More You May Never See– Does Binge Watching A TV Series Ruin The Overall Experience?
    Now that the 2014 Emmy Awards have come and gone, the question of where TV is headed and where it has been are a hot topic of discussion (looking at you Seth Meyers, Johnny is rolling over in his grave right now). With the new wave of highly…
  • Sep 17

    Spooking out Male-Centric Hollywood Standards with Ghostbusters 3

    Spooking out Male-Centric Hollywood Standards with Ghostbusters 3
    It’s hard to believe that three decades have passed since the supernatural comedy film Ghostbusters and its “stuck-in-your-head-for-days-at-a-time” theme song took the entertainment industry by storm. In commemoration, the…
  • Sep 16

    What’s the Difference Between A Porn Film and a Biopic of a Porn Star?

    What’s the Difference Between A Porn Film and a Biopic of a Porn Star?
    Producers of the most iconic porn movie of all time, Deep Throat, have lost a lawsuit against the makers of a biopic about its melodramatic and misunderstood lead, Linda Lovelace. The Legacy of Lovelace The biopic, Lovelace, stars Amanda…
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Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Sep 18

    Bits and Bytes from Dennis Crouch

    Bits and Bytes from Dennis Crouch
    Slashdot on patents House passes bill to extend law school patent law program Dr. Zuhn: PTO’s revised guidance on Myriad/Mayo expected to be much less aggressive.  New guidance expected in October.  Richard…
  • Sep 17

    Design Patents §103 – Obvious to Whom and As Compared to What?

    Design Patents §103 – Obvious to Whom and As Compared to What?
    Guest Post by Paul Morgan This is an increasing important and not fully resolved legal issue which should logically be addressed in the pending Fed. Cir. appeal of the nearly $1 billion infringement damages award in Apple v. Samsung, re the…
  • Sep 17

    Survey on Fields-of-Study for Patent Practice

    Survey on Fields-of-Study for Patent Practice
    Stephen Mason and Austin Talley are conducting a survey of patent practitioners when the focus on: What technical subjects should undergraduate degree candidates considering patent law study? Take the survey…
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The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Sep 18

    SKINNY POP POPCORN Seeks Broad Scope in SKINNY Family

    SKINNY POP POPCORN Seeks Broad Scope in SKINNY Family
    Skinny Pop Popcorn claims family of SKINNY marks; goes after OH SO SKINNY popcorn. skinny pop.pdf
  • Sep 16

    Bailey Button trade dress action? Ugh.

    Bailey Button trade dress action? Ugh.
    Deckers (owner of the UGG brand) has been going after ‘Bailey Button’ knock-offs. I blogged a complaint against Wal-Mart here. Deckers also sued JC Penney on multiple grounds. Penney moved to dismiss. The design patent action…
  • Sep 15

    Recent TTAB Filing

    Recent TTAB Filing
    "The song is so well-known it has its own wikipedia entry" http://t.co/I62bc6TJre — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) September 15, 2014 TTAB: MINECRAFT v MINECRAP for, uh, crap you would buy to play Minecraft http://t.co/ysCkTrkkil…
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Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Sep 18

    Surviving a Trademark Opposition Challenge: Do You Have a True 'Intent-to-Use'? 5 Key Tip

    Surviving a Trademark Opposition Challenge: Do You Have a True 'Intent-to-Use'? 5 Key Tip
    By: Thomas E. Zutic and John M. Nading  Unlike the vast majority of jurisdictions around the world, under the US Trademark Act, only someone “who has a bona fide intention, under circumstances showing the good faith of such person,…
  • Sep 17

    Substitution Allowed? State Biosimilars Laws Are Evolving

    Substitution Allowed? State Biosimilars Laws Are Evolving
    By Erica J. Pascal Biosimilar products have not yet reached the US market, but debates on the laws and regulations that will govern them have been raging for some time. It isn’t just federal law at issue. State law may have a profound…
  • Sep 1

    LEGAL ALERT: IMPORTANT CHANGES TO RUSSIAN DATA PROTECTION RULES

    LEGAL ALERT: IMPORTANT CHANGES TO RUSSIAN DATA PROTECTION RULES
    Reposted from Data Protection, Privacy and Security Alert By Michael Malloy and Pavel Arievich There has been an important development in Russian Data Protection Law. On July 22, 2014 a new law amending the law on data protection and law on…
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Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
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Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
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Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Sep 18

    Kickstarter and Crowdfunding can provide much needed business funds – and a big tax bill

    Kickstarter and Crowdfunding can provide much needed business funds – and a big tax bill
    Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform for creative projects. It has helped a wide range of people fundraise to help finance a variety of projects. Often time people overlook the tax implications to successful Kickstarter campaigns. Check…
  • Sep 7

    Is customer e-mail data maintained by US companies on overseas servers subject to US jurisdiction?

    Is customer e-mail data maintained by US companies on overseas servers subject to US jurisdiction?
    Microsoft may soon find itself being held in contempt of court after refusing to abide by a U.S. District Court Order, requiring it to produce customer e-mail data stored by the company in Dublin, Ireland.  The United States Department…
  • Aug 28

    Can Social Media Cost You $5 Million?

    Can Social Media Cost You $5 Million?
    I know you've probably heard this before, but it's worth repeating: be careful what you post on social media. It may be used against you.  For one NFL player, it cost $5 million.   New Orleans Saints football player Jimmy…
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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/
  • Sep 18

    The Past, Present and Future of Post Grant Administrative Trial

    The Past, Present and Future of Post Grant Administrative Trial
    Between September 16, 2012, and August 7, 2014, there were 1793 post grant challenges instituted. See USPTO PTAB Update, slide 5. Of those challenges 1,585 (or just over 88%) were inter partes reviews. There have been 201 covered business…
  • Sep 17

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy
    According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, there is a potential 4.15 gigawatts of energy which can be collected from offshore wind collection around the country’s waters. The total electric generating capacity of the entire…
  • Sep 16

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?
    In the 10 planned work days during September 2014, it does not seem as if the House of Representatives will take up the Innovation Act or any modifications thereto that might sweeten the bill for the Senate. So what happened between August 8,…
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IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Sep 18

    The Past, Present and Future of Post Grant Administrative Trial

    The Past, Present and Future of Post Grant Administrative Trial
    Between September 16, 2012, and August 7, 2014, there were 1793 post grant challenges instituted. See USPTO PTAB Update, slide 5. Of those challenges 1,585 (or just over 88%) were inter partes reviews. There have been 201 covered business…
  • Sep 17

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy
    According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, there is a potential 4.15 gigawatts of energy which can be collected from offshore wind collection around the country’s waters. The total electric generating capacity of the entire…
  • Sep 16

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?
    In the 10 planned work days during September 2014, it does not seem as if the House of Representatives will take up the Innovation Act or any modifications thereto that might sweeten the bill for the Senate. So what happened between August 8,…
Rank this Week: 501

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
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