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Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Jul 23

    New Connecticut Mini-TCPA Provides for Giant Penalties and Attorneys’ Fee

    New Connecticut Mini-TCPA Provides for Giant Penalties and Attorneys’ Fee
    Companies sending text messages or conducting voice telemarketing in Connecticut beware! Connecticut has substantially amended its telemarketing law (the “mini-TCPA”), which now may regulate even more conduct than the federal TCPA…
  • Jul 17

    Record Number of Data Breaches for New Yorkers in 2013

    Record Number of Data Breaches for New Yorkers in 2013
    Over the past eight years, the New York Attorney General’s office has been compiling statistics on data breaches pursuant to the state’s breach notification law.  Earlier this week, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman…
  • Jul 17

    New COPPA Options for Verifiable Consent

    New COPPA Options for Verifiable Consent
    Yesterday, the FTC gave its blessing to some new ways that covered organizations can obtain verifiable parental consent before collecting personal information from children under 13. The updated COPPA Rule FAQs offer expanded options to get…
Rank this Week: 2066

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 1023

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jul 23

    Book Review: Origin Mystery Series by A.G. Riddle

    Book Review: Origin Mystery Series by A.G. Riddle
    This is a series of three books. The Atlantis Gene, The Atlantis Plague, and The Atlantis World. They are science fiction, involving different alien worlds, and deal with climate change only in passing. However, those few climate change…
  • Jul 23

    MtGox Investigation

    MtGox Investigation
    There was a creditor meeting in the MtGox case today. MtGox distributed a report to creditors and posted it on their website. According to that report, the investigation on who stole all those bitcoins has been outsourced to some…
  • Jul 22

    FIT as Efficient Auction

    FIT as Efficient Auction
    Craig Morris at Renewables International kindly quotes my recent blog post about the recent German reform of the feed-in tariff. And he makes a very interesting point in closing his post: No problem – show me a bidding process that is…
Rank this Week: 1322

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 97

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 408

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Wednesday whimsie

    Wednesday whimsie
    Around the weblogs.  Over on the increasingly busy SOLO IP blog, IPKat team member contrasts the fortunes of IP practitioners in small practices with those of medical practitioners: which has had the better deal over the…
  • Jul 23

    BREAKING: Report on responses to Public Consultation on EU copyright now available

    BREAKING: Report on responses to Public Consultation on EU copyright now available
    KAT-EXCLUSIVE: One of the many messages that reached the Commission during the time of the ConsultationAs this blog reported a few days ago, there were rumours that, whilst publication of the White Paper on EU copyright had been…
  • Jul 23

    Distasteful -- or worse? Trade mark registration, morality and public sentiment

    Distasteful -- or worse? Trade mark registration, morality and public sentiment
    The IPKat received earlier today an email from Alan Clarke (Clarke IP Ltd), who writes:"You may be interested to hear of this extremely distasteful (alleged - I've not checked any facts) attempt to register trade marks for the flight numbers…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • Jul 23

    Music Licensing Study Gets an Encore

    Music Licensing Study Gets an Encore
    Copyright Office seeks more input in proceeding as it considers possible overhaul of the music licensing system. As readers should know by now, the long-stable music licensing  system may soon be in flux. Nearly every aspect of the…
  • Jul 23

    Looking for a Way Around a Statute of Limitations?

    Looking for a Way Around a Statute of Limitations?
    Video Division forfeiture order shows flexibility, but not necessarily in a good way One thing you can say about the FCC: If they think they’ve caught a licensee in a violation, they can be persistent in their efforts to impose…
  • Jul 21

    Fifth Circuit: False Claims for USF Funds Are Not Subject to False Claims Act Suit

    Fifth Circuit: False Claims for USF Funds Are Not Subject to False Claims Act Suit
    Court holds that USF funds, administered by a private corporation, are not “federal funds” within meaning of False Claims Act. One weapon in the government’s anti-fraud arsenal – the False Claims Act – will no…
Rank this Week: 2158

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: 664

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: 201

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 23

    Google ordered by BC court to block websites: Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack (Updated)

    Google ordered by BC court to block websites: Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack (Updated)
    In an important decision rendered on June 13, 2014, a Canadian court ordered Google to block a website that was selling goods that violated the trade secrets of the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs obtained a default judgment against the…
  • Jul 23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-22
    Android app pirates face charges in US http://t.co/HyEbKSe2R9 -> Why I gave the National Association of Broadcasters, DiMA and CCIA the Shirt off my Back during Congressional Panel http://t.co/TWhr6t7nOA -> Here's How Piracy Hurts Indie…
  • Jul 22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-21
    Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law Will Change your Marketing http://t.co/0tpx1jvAW0 -> Tweets can land you in legal trouble, expert http://t.co/n471o7SHog -> Companies grapple with CASL's anti-spam implementation costs…
Rank this Week: 858

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Jul 23

    Does Idaho need a Patent and Trademark Resource Center?

    Does Idaho need a Patent and Trademark Resource Center?
    Did you know that there are currently three (3) U.S. states which do not have a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) (f/k/a Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries (PTDL)). The states: Idaho, New Mexico, and Oregon. That list…
  • Jul 8

    What is the most current Java version for EFS-Web/Private PAIR?

    What is the most current Java version for EFS-Web/Private PAIR?
    According to an email I received from an agent at the USPTO Electronic Business Center earlier today (8 July 2014) – Java Version 7, Update 60 is the most currently supported version. How do you tell which version you have installed? PC…
  • Apr 24

    Gmail users should check their SPAM folder for USPTO email

    Gmail users should check their SPAM folder for USPTO email
    Gmail (and Google Apps) users beware! Gmail’s spam filter has been flagging official email from the USPTO as spam. Email flagged as spam skips your inbox and is labeled with a “SPAM” label. That could be disastrous to your…
Rank this Week: 455

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/
  • Jul 23

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority operates the Garden State Parkway. It owns a federal registration for its logo. There are rest stops on the Garden State, and people stop there and eat pizza. Defendant has two pizza restaurants in Florida,…
  • Jul 21

    Finally, Someone In a Cubs Uniform Who Can Hit

    Finally, Someone In a Cubs Uniform Who Can Hit
    [click here for rimshot] Chicago Cubs sue guy who wears Cub mascot costume, who allegedly hit a fan. cubs v billy cub.pdf
  • Jul 17

    Largest Filer of Trademarks in U.S. Accused Of Fabricating Documents Relating To Trademark Priority in Civil Suit

    Largest Filer of Trademarks in U.S. Accused Of Fabricating Documents Relating To Trademark Priority in Civil Suit
    The largest filer of trademarks in the United States is Raj Abhyanker PC. It is my understanding that Raj Abhyanker is the principal behind Trademarkia, the search database. I’m not quite clear as to the relationship between…
Rank this Week: 372

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 23

    MBBP Client Deborah Halber Publishes First Book

    MBBP Client Deborah Halber Publishes First Book
    Congratulations to MBBP client Deborah Halber on the publication of her first book, The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths are Solving America’s Coldest Cases (Simon & Schuster, 2014)! Publishers Weekly calls this “A lively…
  • Jul 23

    Should You Incorporate Your Business?

    Should You Incorporate Your Business?
    By: Hillary Peterson 70% of all businesses in the country are organized as a sole proprietorship, but operating a business as an unincorporated entity is not without its disadvantages. Because of this, it is important for any business owner…
  • Jul 22

    Massachusetts Enacts Biosimilar Substitution Law

    Massachusetts Enacts Biosimilar Substitution Law
    By: Stanley Chalvire Massachusetts recently enacted Chapter 143 of the Acts of 2014, entitled “An Act relative to the substitution of interchangeable biosimilars,” authorizing pharmacists to fill prescriptions that are written for…
Rank this Week: 935

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

Features news and commentary on intellectual property law. By McKee, Voorhees & Sease.

http://www.filewrapper.com/
Rank this Week: 4538

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 254

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Status Update

    Status Update
    An Illinois woman was arrested on July 11 and charged with theft after she allegedly stole a dress from a boutique in West Frankfort, Illinois, then posted a selfie wearing the dress on her Facebook page. Police Chief Shawn Talluto noted,…
  • Jul 21

    Data for the Taking: Using the CFAA to Combat Web Scraping

    Data for the Taking: Using the CFAA to Combat Web Scraping
    “Web scraping” or “web harvesting”—the practice of extracting large amounts of data from publicly available websites using automated “bots” or “spiders”—accounted for 18% of site…
  • Jul 21

    Status Update

    Status Update
    According to a current study by Bank of America, Americans are very closely attached to their smartphones. Of those surveyed, 85 percent said they check their phone at least a few times a day and 35 percent say they check it constantly. 47…
Rank this Week: 4376

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

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

    3 Count: Squeaking By

    3 Count: Squeaking By
    Malibu Media scores major win against file sharer, Fox puts an end to the dispute over the Chipmunk Squeakquel and Aereo reveals subscriber numbers. The post 3 Count: Squeaking By appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 22

    The Problem of Attribution Erosion

    The Problem of Attribution Erosion
    With time, all things are lost. This includes attribution as attribution erosion eventually tears the work apart from its creator. The post The Problem of Attribution Erosion appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 22

    3 Count: Pirate Advertisement

    3 Count: Pirate Advertisement
    Michelle Phan says she had permission for tracks, Google launches ads targeting likely pirates and eviction protest sparks copyright debate. The post 3 Count: Pirate Advertisements appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 513

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

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

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Jul 23

    Get to Know a Musical Through Trademarks: Les Misérable

    Get to Know a Musical Through Trademarks: Les Misérable
    As Trademarkology’s resident theatre fanboy, from time to time, I will be exploring when two of my favorite worlds collide: trademarks and musicals. In 1989, my family took a roadtrip from Nashville to New York City. It changed my life.…
  • Jul 22

    Cocktail Recipe: University of Louisville + Maker’s Mark + Stites & Harbison = Academic Excellence

    Cocktail Recipe: University of Louisville + Maker’s Mark + Stites & Harbison = Academic Excellence
    Name three completely unrelated things you love. Any three. Now imagine those unrelated things coming together to do something incredible (sorry, Doritos Locos Tacos are only two things). Well, that’s just happened to me.…
  • Jul 21

    Gummy Bear Repackaging Creates Trademarkologist Confusion

    Gummy Bear Repackaging Creates Trademarkologist Confusion
    A couple weeks ago, I was having a particularly bad Friday and found myself in CVS grabbing two items that were guaranteed to improve my day: a Starbucks Frappuccino and gummy bears. Now, you’d think this would have been an easy…
Rank this Week: 2290

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 23

    Competitive gaming shows why some IP business models are outdated

    Competitive gaming shows why some IP business models are outdated
    This weekend there was a sports event which was watched by 10,000 people live at a sports arena in Seattle, boasted millions of viewers online, was shown on ESPN, and the winners won an astounding $5 million USD. This was not golf,…
  • Jul 11

    Academic publishers draft and release their own Open Access licence

    Academic publishers draft and release their own Open Access licence
    The International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) has published a set of open access licences (thanks to David Prosser for directing me to the licences). As a person who once drafted an open access licence…
  • Jul 10

    TechnoLlama has a new look

    TechnoLlama has a new look
    I have been using the same theme for many years now, but it is time to change. The world of blog publishing is changing, and as more and more people are browsing with mobile devices, it has become very important to make content readable…
Rank this Week: 632

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Jul 23

    Make Up Tutorials Pay The Price

    Make Up Tutorials Pay The Price
    Michelle Phan Sued By Ultra For Copyright Infringement I know I’ve seen it many times, and it’s not people’s fault they don’t know: YouTube users upload videos with music they don’t own every day.…
  • Jul 22

    All In Good Humor…Until You Get Sued

    All In Good Humor…Until You Get Sued
    “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” That childhood idiom is so yesterday. It certainly doesn’t hold for those who unwittingly become comedians’ fodder. When the volleys of humor start…
  • Jul 21

    Stealing Identities: The Journey of Looted Art

    Stealing Identities: The Journey of Looted Art
    For thousands of years, art has remained a source of cultural power. Art gives us clues about past life. It reveals symbolism of a culture’s virtues and represents the history of a country’s people. No wonder art is historically a…
Rank this Week: 2890

Fashion Law 101

Fashion Law 101

Covers fashion intellectual property, licensing, and the Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA). By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fashionlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 23

    From Basics to Billions: How to Launch and Grow a Fashion Brand @LLS_FashionLaw’s Summer Intensive

    From Basics to Billions: How to Launch and Grow a Fashion Brand @LLS_FashionLaw’s Summer Intensive
    I don’t know about you, but this summer has been a whirlwind! I can’t believe that the Fashion Law Project’s Summer Intensive starts this Thursday! In case you don’t know about the Fashion Law Summer Intensive, it is a…
  • Jul 11

    Fashionable Thought of The Day

    Fashionable Thought of The Day
    With the instant gratification available in today’s digital world, I see many who balk over the notion of hard work towards a long-term goal. For those of you who know me, you know that patience is something I have to work hard at, so…
  • Jul 4

    Happy Birthday America!

    Happy Birthday America!
    I hope you all enjoy a fashionable, fun and family-filed Fourth of July! xoxo Staci
Rank this Week: 4514

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
  • Jul 23

    Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register

    Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register
    Today’s New York State Register includes a Notice of Proposed Rule Making from the New York State Department of Financial Services (the “NYSDFS”) regarding the regulation of virtual currency (“Regulation of the Conduct…
  • Jun 16

    Sixth Circuit Reinforces CDA Immunity – Reverses Lower Court in Jones v. Dirty World

    Sixth Circuit Reinforces CDA Immunity – Reverses Lower Court in Jones v. Dirty World
    On June 16th, 2014, the Sixth Circuit reversed the lower court’s holding that the gossip site, TheDirty.com, was responsible for its users’ defamatory posts and could not rely on immunity under CDA Section 230.   The…
  • Jun 9

    Mobile Alphabet Soup…What Exactly Is an ATDS under the TCPA?

    Mobile Alphabet Soup…What Exactly Is an ATDS under the TCPA?
    An Important Issue for Text-Message Marketers There has been an uptick in litigation under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227 – likely due to the increased use of mobile marketing (not to mention…
Rank this Week: 983

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Global Innovation Index 2014: How did African countries perform?

    Global Innovation Index 2014: How did African countries perform?
    According to the 2014 Global Innovation Index (GII), co-published by WIPO, Cornell University and INSEAD, Sub-Saharan Africa is punching above its weight.What is the GII?The authors explain: "The GII ranks the innovation…
  • Jul 22

    Southern Africa GI adoption a step closer as Rooibos wins GI protection in Europe

    Southern Africa GI adoption a step closer as Rooibos wins GI protection in Europe
    GI protection not a "cup of tea"Reports that Rooibos, the famed medicinal plant from the Cedarburg region in South Africa, is on the cusp of receiving its long awaited GI protection in Europe is one highlight of the newly "initialled"…
  • Jul 20

    The US-Africa Business Forum (5 August 2014): Will they discuss IP?

    The US-Africa Business Forum (5 August 2014): Will they discuss IP?
    ‘China is Africa’s largest trading partner’ is no longer breaking news, as we all very well know. What could be regarded as ‘breaking news’ are efforts by Africa’s traditional trading partners to regain…
Rank this Week: 966

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

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

    PTAB’s Rejection of Inherency Argument Supports Summary Judgment of No Invalidity

    PTAB’s Rejection of Inherency Argument Supports Summary Judgment of No Invalidity
    The court granted plaintiff's motion for summary judgment that its tooth whitening patents were not invalid as obvious in light of prior art patents based, in part, on the PTAB's findings during inter partes review. "[U]nder this 'reasonable…
  • Jul 22

    No Stay Pending IPR in Light of Previous Unsuccessful IPR

    No Stay Pending IPR in Light of Previous Unsuccessful IPR
    The court denied defendant's motion to stay pending inter partes review because of the undue prejudice to plaintiff. "Third parties have already unsuccessfully challenged these patents in a previous IPR proceeding. Now, five months after that…
  • Jul 21

    Deficient Report Warrants Exclusion of Damages Expert

    Deficient Report Warrants Exclusion of Damages Expert
    The court granted defendant's motion to exclude plaintiff's damages expert from trial for failing to comply with Rule 26 regarding the contents of his report. "The report prepared by [plaintiff's expert] provides virtually none of the…
Rank this Week: 388

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jul 23

    Taylor Swift is incredible

    Taylor Swift is incredible
    Richard Tomasi at the Lago di Caldonazzo ...A few days ago the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published an imaginative piece by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift bearing the charming title For Taylor Swift, the future of music is a…
  • Jul 22

    My Little Pony gets 3D printed

    My Little Pony gets 3D printed
    3D printing is a bit of a buzzword at the moment and its not the first time that this blogger has written about protection of IP rights in the 3D printer world. Rightsholders need to be thinking about how best to exploit 3D printing rather…
  • Jul 22

    Now Thailand, Vietnam and the UAE avail themselves of Berne Appendix

    Now Thailand, Vietnam and the UAE avail themselves of Berne Appendix
    Last week this blog recorded the renewal by Yemen of its declaration relating to the renewal of its facility to take advantage of Articles II and III of the Appendix to the Berne Convention's Paris Act of 1971. A week later, from Berne…
Rank this Week: 3481

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jul 23

    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified Matchmaking

    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified Matchmaking
    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified matchmakingIssued November 4, 2003, to MicrosoftSummary:For those of you who play Xbox Live, the ‘481 patent (aka “Quitters Play Together”) will be right up your alley. This patent…
  • Jul 16

    Lindsay Lohan sues Rock Star over Grand Theft Auto

    Lindsay Lohan sues Rock Star over Grand Theft Auto
    Lindsay Lohan is suing Rockstar Games and its owner Take-Two Interactive over a character in Grand Theft Auto V that she alleges is an "unequivocal" representation of her image, according to the Associated Press. The suit was reportedly filed…
  • Jul 16

    Noriega Sues Activision Over Call of Duty Character

    Noriega Sues Activision Over Call of Duty Character
    Jumping on the "Hey, that's me!" bandwagon, Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega, 80, filed a lawsuit in California yesterday against video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc., alleging that Call of Duty: Black Ops II portrays him as "a…
Rank this Week: 610

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 23

    10 Tweets on Recent IP Scholarship

    10 Tweets on Recent IP Scholarship
    For blog readers who aren't on Twitter, here are 10 recent Tweets on IP-related scholarship that caught my eye. As I transition from clerking back to full-time academia, I'm debating the extent to which I will go back to writing longer posts…
  • Jul 22

    Top 31 Experienced IP Scholars by (m)-index

    Top 31 Experienced IP Scholars by (m)-index
    After Dan Burk calculated the top IP scholars by h-index using Scholarometer, several scholars suggested to him that it would be interesting to normalize the results by seniority (because the h-index has a known seniority bias). Some…
  • Jun 30

    Robert Cooter: "Growth Economics" and Intellectual Property Right

    Robert Cooter: "Growth Economics" and Intellectual Property Right
    I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the George Mason University School of Law's Law and Economics Center's (LEC) Economics Institute for Law Professors for two weeks in Steamboat, Colorado, along with fellow IP scholars Sharon…
Rank this Week: 916

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Pom doesn't change preclusion analysis for medical device

    Pom doesn't change preclusion analysis for medical device
    Catheter Connections, Inc. v. Ivera Medical Corp., 2014 WL 3536573, No. 2:14–CV–70 (D. Utah, July 17, 2014)The parties compete in the medical device market for infection-control devices.  At issue here are disinfectant caps…
  • Jul 23

    regulating TM owner's confusing use of TM doesn't violate First Amendment

    regulating TM owner's confusing use of TM doesn't violate First Amendment
    AEP Texas Comm. & Indus. Retail Ltd. P’ship v. Public Util. Comm’n, 2014 WL 3558763, No. 03–13–00358–CV, -- S.W.3d – (Tex. Ct. App. July 17, 2014)A complicated regulatory background is the setting for…
  • Jul 22

    FTC goes after misleading certification mark

    FTC goes after misleading certification mark
    Here's some discussion of the FTC's complaint from the FTC itself, with a link to the proposed settlement.  Unsurprising takeaway: If you purport to certify products as "Made in the USA," it is a good idea to do some verification of the…
Rank this Week: 89

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 23

    Wants to Use 1970s UK Public Service Film

    Wants to Use 1970s UK Public Service Film
    Dear Rich: I was hoping to use sections of the script/narration from a series of UK Public information films from the 1970’s as one visual element in my original artwork. The lines are either a short sentence or part of a sentence (no…
  • Jul 22

    Collage of 1950s Magazines: Fair Use?

    Collage of 1950s Magazines: Fair Use?
    Dear Rich: I want to photograph a collage of magazines from the 1950s and reproduce it in a book about the ‘50s. Does this count as fair use – transformative? Putting aside our usual boilerplate response -- fair use can only be…
  • Jul 21

    Am I Infringing My Client's Newsletter?

    Am I Infringing My Client's Newsletter?
    Dear Rich: 1) I am an Independent Contractor and web/graphic designer, and my client thinks that I have appropriately shared proprietary information. Do electronic newsletters constitute proprietary information? 2) I forwarded…
Rank this Week: 508

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
  • Jul 23

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance
    I was asked to comment for a story about a recent case in Texas in which criminal charges were filed against an individual for the misuse of Protected Health Information (“PHI”). Criminal charges have been available under the…
  • Jul 8

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.
    University of Starbucks? The recent announcement of college scholarships for Starbucks Baristas is a great “perk,” but is this one of the businesses that can take the non-compete and trade secret claims, so often seen as…
  • Jul 3

    Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption no Help to Small-Market Team

    Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption no Help to Small-Market Team
    Major League Baseball is called “America’s pastime.”  It is, however, quickly becoming America’s big-market pastime, and antitrust law limits the ability of small-market teams to stem this trend.  The…
Rank this Week: 3255

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/
  • Jul 23

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance
    I was asked to comment for a story about a recent case in Texas in which criminal charges were filed against an individual for the misuse of Protected Health Information (“PHI”). Criminal charges have been available under the…
  • Jul 8

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.
    University of Starbucks? The recent announcement of college scholarships for Starbucks Baristas is a great “perk,” but is this one of the businesses that can take the non-compete and trade secret claims, so often seen as…
  • Jul 3

    Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption no Help to Small-Market Team

    Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption no Help to Small-Market Team
    Major League Baseball is called “America’s pastime.”  It is, however, quickly becoming America’s big-market pastime, and antitrust law limits the ability of small-market teams to stem this trend.  The…
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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Further issues from the plagiarism matter at Chicago State University

    Further issues from the plagiarism matter at Chicago State University
    Note Chicago State official sues UIC, claims it violated privacy law by discussing plagiarism claim :The lawsuit, filed Monday [July 21, 2014] by CSU Interim Provost and Senior Vice President Angela Henderson, claims UIC violated the Family…
  • Jul 23

    Teva's Copaxone: does the CAFC have to treat an expert's opinion as a fact under FRCP 52?

    Teva's Copaxone: does the CAFC have to treat an expert's opinion as a fact under FRCP 52?
    Scott Gottlieb's post FDA's Looming Decision On A Generic To Teva's Copaxone Reveals Drug Approval Woes has a nice discussion of the issues facing the FDA on analyzing/approving generic Copaxone.Gottlieb stated:FDA is widely known to be…
  • Jul 22

    Buzz on Apple's US Patent No. 8,787,006, issued July 22, 2014

    Buzz on Apple's US Patent No. 8,787,006, issued July 22, 2014
    The abstract of Apple's '006 patent statesEmbodiments of electronic wristwatches are disclosed. According to one embodiment, an electronic wristband can provide additional electrical circuitry or devices that can be made available for use as…
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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/
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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
  • Jul 23

    Data Structure Patent Ineligible

    Data Structure Patent Ineligible
    By Dennis Crouch Digitech Image v. Electronics for Imaging (Fed. Cir. 2014) Digitech sued dozens of companies for infringing its U.S. Patent No. 6,128,415. As I wrote back in April 2014, basic idea behind the invention is to tag digital…
  • Jul 22

    SEC Charges Company with Fraudulently Lying about its Patent

    SEC Charges Company with Fraudulently Lying about its Patent
    Securities & Exchange Commission v. Christopher Plummer, Lex Cowsert, and CytoGenix, SEC Litigation Release No. 23047 (July 2014) In a new lawsuit, the SEC has charged Plummer, Cowsert, and CytoGenix with fraud on investors by issuing…
  • Jul 21

    Federal Circuit: Administrative Agencies Can Make Rules, But Must Also Follow Them

    Federal Circuit: Administrative Agencies Can Make Rules, But Must Also Follow Them
    by Dennis Crouch Align Tech v. USITC (Fed. Cir. 2014) This Section 337 appeal is largely focused on the civil procedure associated with litigating cases before the United States International Trade Commission (USITC). In general, Section 337…
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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
  • Jul 23

    Inside Intel’s Intellectually Dubious Patent Study

    Inside Intel’s Intellectually Dubious Patent Study
    Instead Intel focuses on the potential evils of royalty stacking without at all acknowledging that market values for validly patented technologies exist because these technologies improve a standard and strengthen an industry that uses the…
  • Jul 22

    Does the law of innovation work against itself?

    Does the law of innovation work against itself?
    There is nothing wrong with academics obtaining research funding from corporate sponsors, and to Professor Tucker’s credit, she fully discloses her funding sources. It is important, however, to fully vet and scrutinize the resulting…
  • Jul 22

    Intel Patent Review: Wide Ranging Multimedia Innovation

    Intel Patent Review: Wide Ranging Multimedia Innovation
    Our survey of the patent applications assigned to Intel and published recently by the USPTO showed us a variety of intriguing multimedia and data services for electronic device owners. A couple of patent applications discuss means for sharing…
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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/
  • Jul 23

    Inside Intel’s Intellectually Dubious Patent Study

    Inside Intel’s Intellectually Dubious Patent Study
    Instead Intel focuses on the potential evils of royalty stacking without at all acknowledging that market values for validly patented technologies exist because these technologies improve a standard and strengthen an industry that uses the…
  • Jul 22

    Does the law of innovation work against itself?

    Does the law of innovation work against itself?
    There is nothing wrong with academics obtaining research funding from corporate sponsors, and to Professor Tucker’s credit, she fully discloses her funding sources. It is important, however, to fully vet and scrutinize the resulting…
  • Jul 22

    Intel Patent Review: Wide Ranging Multimedia Innovation

    Intel Patent Review: Wide Ranging Multimedia Innovation
    Our survey of the patent applications assigned to Intel and published recently by the USPTO showed us a variety of intriguing multimedia and data services for electronic device owners. A couple of patent applications discuss means for sharing…
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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/
Rank this Week: 1066

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 1305

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 23

    Getting Specific About the Financial Security Aspects of Health Insurance

    Getting Specific About the Financial Security Aspects of Health Insurance
    Allison K. Hoffman, Health Care Spending and Financial Security After the Affordable Care Act, N.C.L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Amy MonahanToo often, discussions about health insurance coverage are one-dimensional, and focus…
  • Jul 22

    Empiricism and Equality: Studying Fathers’ Right

    Empiricism and Equality: Studying Fathers’ Right
    Kelly A. Behre, Digging Beneath the Equality Language: The Influence of the Fathers’ Rights Movement on Intimate Partner Violence Public Policy Debates and Family Law Reform, 21 Wm. & Mary J.  Women &…
  • Jul 21

    Don’t Restrict My E-book

    Don’t Restrict My E-book
    Angela Daly, E-Book Monopolies and the Law, 18 Media & Arts L. Rev. 350 (2013), available at SSRN.Daithí Mac SíthighIt’s still fashionable to point to the “cloud” as the solution to all sorts of…
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Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Flash in the Panama

    Flash in the Panama
    Many of you may have heard recently that (in)famous dictator and all-around terrible (misunderstood?) person Manuel Noriega has sued Activision.  According to the LA Times: In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior…
  • Jul 22

    NONPROFIT BRAND TINTED WITH – NOT TAINTED BY – LEGAL

    NONPROFIT BRAND TINTED WITH – NOT TAINTED BY – LEGAL
    - Abby V. Reiner, Brand Director, Wounded Warrior Project Fine (red) Lines Nonprofits walk a fine line between wanting everyone to feel a part of the mission without allowing everyone to use its trademarks resulting in dilution or…
  • Jul 21

    Fly the Tasty Skie

    Fly the Tasty Skie
    - Nancy Friedman, Wordworking In mid-June JetBlue, which since its first flights in 2000 had been a single-class “value” airline, introduced its version of first-class service. To signal this departure—forgive the…
Rank this Week: 166

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on This 2(d) Refusal of DASH DOG WASH & Design

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on This 2(d) Refusal of DASH DOG WASH & Design
    The PTO refused registration of the mark DASH DOG WASH and Design, shown first below, for various pet-related services, including dog washing and grooming [DOGWASH disclaimed], deeming the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered…
  • Jul 22

    Fame of "POST-IT" Mark Yields 2(d) Opposition Victory over "FLAG-IT!"

    Fame of "POST-IT" Mark Yields 2(d) Opposition Victory over "FLAG-IT!"
    Opposer 3M stuck it to Applicant Professional Gallery, Inc. in this opposition to registration of the mark FLAG-IT! for "adhesive-backed labels; adhesive-backed plastic film designating signatory action." The Board found the applied-for mark…
  • Jul 21

    ABA IP Section: TTAB Hot Topics, Boston, August 7th

    ABA IP Section: TTAB Hot Topics, Boston, August 7th
    Yours truly will be a panelist at the "TTAB Hot Topics" session of the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston, on August 7th from 8:30 to 10:00 AM at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. Register here. The session is hosted by the ABA Section of…
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Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

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

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Jul 23

    Colombian Student Faces Prison Charges for Sharing an Academic Article Online

    Colombian Student Faces Prison Charges for Sharing an Academic Article Online
    In many parts of the developing world, students face barriers to access academic materials. Libraries are often inadequate, and schools and universities are often unable to pay dues for expensive, specialized databases. For these students,…
  • Jul 22

    White House Website Includes Unique Non-Cookie Tracker, Conflicts With Privacy Policy

    White House Website Includes Unique Non-Cookie Tracker, Conflicts With Privacy Policy
    Yesterday, Pro Publica reported on new research by a team at KU Leuven and Princteon on canvas fingerprinting. One of the most intrusive users of the technology is a company called AddThis, who by are employing it in “shadowing visitors…
  • Jul 22

    Going to San Diego Comic-Con? Put On Your Mask for the Surveillance Camera Network

    Going to San Diego Comic-Con? Put On Your Mask for the Surveillance Camera Network
    In the TV series Person of Interest, two government artificial intelligence programs—one gone rogue—can access virtually every surveillance camera across New York City, including privately operated ones in places like parking…
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PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
Rank this Week: 2715

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 22

    IPR Update -- The First Pharma IPR Decision

    IPR Update -- The First Pharma IPR Decision
    By Andrew Williams -- Late last month, while many of us were getting ready to attend the BIO International Convention in San Diego, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("Board") issued four related inter partes review opinions, marking what…
  • Jul 21

    USPTO Seeks Public Input on Application Pendency

    USPTO Seeks Public Input on Application Pendency
    By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a notice in the Federal Register (79 Fed. Reg. 38854) requesting comments from the public regarding optimal patent first action and total pendency target…
  • Jul 20

    Software Sector Leads Pack in 2Q Venture Funding and Biotech Sector Finishes Second

    Software Sector Leads Pack in 2Q Venture Funding and Biotech Sector Finishes Second
    By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for the second quarter of 2014.…
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Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

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

    T602/10 : moins la méthode est ordinaire, plus elle doit être décrite.

    T602/10 : moins la méthode est ordinaire, plus elle doit être décrite.
    Le brevet revendiquait des particules définies notamment par une rugosité de surface inférieure à 1,1, ce chiffre correspondant à la dimension fractale décrite dans le brevet (voir passage…
  • Jul 20

    J15/13 : pas de reprise de la procédure

    J15/13 : pas de reprise de la procédure
    Peu après la réponse de la demanderesse à la notification selon la R.71(3) CBE, un tiers a requis la suspension de la procédure au motif qu'il venait d'introduire au Danemark une action en revendication de la…
  • Jul 17

    R13/13 : pas d'attaques multiple

    R13/13 : pas d'attaques multiple
    Cette décision valide la pratique de l'Office consistant, une fois que le choix de l'état de la technique le plus proche a été fait, à ne pas laisser les parties présenter d'autres attaques…
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