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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 76

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Aug 17

    Recall of Lots of Nitroglycerin Injection

    Recall of Lots of Nitroglycerin Injection
    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is alerting the public that the Singapore Health Science Authority (HSA) has issued a recall of all unexpired lots of Nitroglycerin injection manufactured by…
  • Aug 16

    Court Rejects Infringement Claim against Alan Jackson

    Court Rejects Infringement Claim against Alan Jackson
    A United States District Court has dismissed a copyright infringement case filed by a North Carolina Songwriter, Timothy Arnett, against legendary country star, Alan Jackson. Arnett filed the case on October 27, 2016 alleging that [...] The…
  • Aug 16

    Game of Thrones Piracy Grows, More Than 90 Million People around the World

    Game of Thrones Piracy Grows, More Than 90 Million People around the World
    This season, Game of Thrones has had it pretty tough, not necessarily because of the ‘white walkers’ but due to piracy. According to news reports, last week’s episode of Games of Thrones was viewed by [...] The post Game of…
Rank this Week: 3983

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    My Namesake Triumphs: Tiffany & Co. awarded $19.35 million

    My Namesake Triumphs: Tiffany & Co. awarded $19.35 million
    The four year saga ended (at least for now) with Tiffany & Co. being awarded for its vigorous fight to maintain its trademark and protect against genericide.  As previously reported, Tiffany & Co. filed suit against Costco…
  • Aug 14

    Joust Do It? A New Form of Nike Battle Cry?

    Joust Do It? A New Form of Nike Battle Cry?
    By now, you’re familiar with my enjoyment in capturing and sharing new billboard signage that hits the streets of the Twin Cities. Question, what tagline might have inspired this one? Was the Minnesota Renaissance Festival inspired by…
  • Aug 11

    The Federal Circuit Building’s Circuitous History

    The Federal Circuit Building’s Circuitous History
    I had the opportunity this week to attend an oral argument at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington this week (#humblebrag). I quickly came to realize that, like so many things in trademark law, the Federal…
Rank this Week: 179

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 17

    Reviewing Factual Findings that Support a Legal Conclusion (of Eligibility)

    Reviewing Factual Findings that Support a Legal Conclusion (of Eligibility)
    The Federal Circuit has denied Prism Tech‘s petition for en banc rehearing on the question of deference to district court factual-findings that underlay a decision on patent eligibility.  Prism had raised the following…
  • Aug 16

    Data on Federal Circuit Decisions – updated

    Data on Federal Circuit Decisions – updated
    By Jason Rantanen One of my current projects is to create a transparent and user-friendly database of information about Federal Circuit decisions–particularly, its patent law decisions–with a structure that’s useful for…
  • Aug 16

    BPCIA: Patent Dance Steps Becoming a Bit Clearer

    BPCIA: Patent Dance Steps Becoming a Bit Clearer
    Amgen v. Hospira (Fed. Cir. 2017) The dispute here falls under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCIA), which can be loosely described the Hatch-Waxman equivalent for large-molecule biologics.…
Rank this Week: 50

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Failure to Provide Examiner With Copy of PTAB Decision Does Not Establish Inequitable Conduct​

    Failure to Provide Examiner With Copy of PTAB Decision Does Not Establish Inequitable Conduct​
    The magistrate judge recommended granting plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment that their patents were not unenforceable for inequitable conduct or unclean hands because the failure to submit a copy of a disclosed PGR institution decision…
  • Aug 16

    TC Heartland Applies to Unincorporated Associations, Such as LLCs​

    TC Heartland Applies to Unincorporated Associations, Such as LLCs​
    The court transferred plaintiff's patent infringement action for improper venue and rejected plaintiff's argument that TC Heartland did not apply to limited liability companies like defendant. "The Supreme Court explicitly limited its…
  • Aug 16

    Court-Appointed Expert Required to Determine Scope of IPR Estoppel​

    Court-Appointed Expert Required to Determine Scope of IPR Estoppel​
    The court ordered the parties to choose an expert to help determine whether defendant reasonably could have raised certain prior art in its petition for inter partes review. "In its [prior] opinion, the Court did not resolve whether…
Rank this Week: 320

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Aug 17

    M&A in the fashion retail sector

    M&A in the fashion retail sector
    Over the last two years, many household names in the fashion retail industry have disappeared from the Canadian market. In the wake of the ecommerce boom, many stores have raised the white flag and closed their doors. Although ecommerce is a…
  • Aug 16

    Virtual data rooms: don’t let the cloud cloud your judgment

    Virtual data rooms: don’t let the cloud cloud your judgment
    Platforms that were once physical in nature – such as data rooms – are increasingly becoming digitized. The cloud has opened up new frontiers for data storage: It offers large amounts of storage, collaborative file sharing, and…
  • Aug 16

    The perfect union: maximizing post-integration value

    The perfect union: maximizing post-integration value
    As we have discussed in previous posts, the post-closing phase of an M&A deal can be a difficult one, with 30% of integration deals not achieving their revenue goals. Competing organizational structures, technology, and cultures between…
Rank this Week: 4056

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 17

    Emma: The Writing Identity and Authorship AI

    Emma: The Writing Identity and Authorship AI
    Emma is a new AI that claims to be able to detect who the author of a work is, I decided to put it to the test with some interesting results. The post Emma: The Writing Identity and Authorship AI appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 17

    3 Count: Private Channel

    3 Count: Private Channel
    Roku begins cracking down on private channels, Spinrilla refuses to hand over its source code and yet another Game of Thrones leak. The post 3 Count: Private Channels appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 16

    3 Count: Sports Streaming

    3 Count: Sports Streaming
    Showtime sues to prevent illegal streaming of the upcoming fight, stream blocking has an impact on Premiere League matches in the UK and more! The post 3 Count: Sports Streaming appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 51

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Aug 17

    USPTO Navigates New Territory In The Wake of Matal v. Tam

    USPTO Navigates New Territory In The Wake of Matal v. Tam
    The USPTO issued Examination Guide 01-17 on Monday, June 26, 2017, entitled “Examination Guidance for Section 2(a)’s Disparagement Provision after Matal v. Tam and Examination for Compliance with Section 2(a)’s…
  • Aug 17

    Does anyone at Mapbox understand the company’s patent filing activities?

    Does anyone at Mapbox understand the company’s patent filing activities?
    Given that Lee testified that Mapbox has been a party to multiple patent lawsuits and only a single lawsuit can be located, coupled with Lee’s testimony that Mapbox has used the patent system as an applicant and no patents or…
  • Aug 17

    Toronto Real Estate Board Dispute Shows Awkwardness of Copyright Protection for Database

    Toronto Real Estate Board Dispute Shows Awkwardness of Copyright Protection for Database
    Legal protection for databases in Canada is, perhaps surprisingly, a little convoluted. In some jurisdictions, unique database rights have been legislated (e.g. the EU). This is not yet the case in Canada where protection instead comes from…
Rank this Week: 2170

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
  • Aug 17

    USPTO Navigates New Territory In The Wake of Matal v. Tam

    USPTO Navigates New Territory In The Wake of Matal v. Tam
    The USPTO issued Examination Guide 01-17 on Monday, June 26, 2017, entitled “Examination Guidance for Section 2(a)’s Disparagement Provision after Matal v. Tam and Examination for Compliance with Section 2(a)’s…
  • Aug 17

    Does anyone at Mapbox understand the company’s patent filing activities?

    Does anyone at Mapbox understand the company’s patent filing activities?
    Given that Lee testified that Mapbox has been a party to multiple patent lawsuits and only a single lawsuit can be located, coupled with Lee’s testimony that Mapbox has used the patent system as an applicant and no patents or…
  • Aug 17

    Toronto Real Estate Board Dispute Shows Awkwardness of Copyright Protection for Database

    Toronto Real Estate Board Dispute Shows Awkwardness of Copyright Protection for Database
    Legal protection for databases in Canada is, perhaps surprisingly, a little convoluted. In some jurisdictions, unique database rights have been legislated (e.g. the EU). This is not yet the case in Canada where protection instead comes from…
Rank this Week: 149

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Aug 17

    When the cookie meets the blockchain

    When the cookie meets the blockchain
    Cryptocurrencies are portrayed as a more anonymous and less traceable method of payment than credit cards. So if you shop online and pay with Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency, how much privacy do you have? In a new paper, we show just how…
  • Aug 8

    Getting serious about research ethics in computer science

    Getting serious about research ethics in computer science
    Digital technology mediates our public and private lives. That makes computer science a powerful discipline, but it also means that ethical considerations are essential in the development of these technologies. Not all new developments may be…
  • Jul 24

    Design Ethics for Gender-Based Violence and Safety Technologie

    Design Ethics for Gender-Based Violence and Safety Technologie
    Authored (and organized) by Kate Sim and Ben Zevenbergen. Digital technologies are increasingly proposed as innovative solution to the problems and threats faced by vulnerable groups such as children, women, and LGBTQ people. However, there…
Rank this Week: 178

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    TTAB Test: Is BON BON & Design Confusable With BON O BON for Candy?

    TTAB Test: Is BON BON & Design Confusable With BON O BON for Candy?
    Arcor S.A.I.C. opposed an application to register the mark BON BON in the design form shown below, for "Confectionery made of sugar, namely, candy, sweets, caramels" [BON BON disclaimed] in view of its registered mark BON O BON in standard…
  • Aug 16

    GOLDEN DOODLE Merely Descriptive of Retail Gifts Shops, Says TTAB

    GOLDEN DOODLE Merely Descriptive of Retail Gifts Shops, Says TTAB
    In a six-page opinion, the Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(1) refusal of GOLDEN DOODLE, finding the proposed mark merely descriptive of "On-line retail gift shops; On-line retail store services featuring apparel and accessories; Retail store…
  • Aug 15

    TTAB Rejects Shape of Printed Label as a Phantom Mark

    TTAB Rejects Shape of Printed Label as a Phantom Mark
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register, on the Supplemental Register, the product configuration mark shown below, for "printed paper labels; paper identification tags; printed paper labels; adhesive labels; paper die cut shapes; paper…
Rank this Week: 169

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Aug 17

    Democracy Unchained

    Democracy Unchained
    K. Sabeel Rahman, Private Power, Public Values: Regulating Social Infrastructure in a Changing Economy, 39 Cardozo L. Rev. 5 (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN. Frank Pasquale In the mid-2000s, digital activists spearheaded the…
  • Aug 16

    The Discreet Charm of Conveyancing on the Blockchain

    The Discreet Charm of Conveyancing on the Blockchain
    Jeanne L. Schroeder, Bitcoin and the Uniform Commercial Code, 24 U. Miami Bus. L. Rev. 1 (2016). Anna Gelpern When Adam Levitin and I taught The Law of Money seminar a year ago, not one student chose to write about bitcoin. We congratulated…
  • Aug 15

    What Abbasi Should Have Said

    What Abbasi Should Have Said
    James E. Pfander, Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror (2017). Steve Vladeck It is a common rhetorical trope among far too many federal judges (including Supreme Court Justices) that legal scholarship is of diminishing utility to…
Rank this Week: 262

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 28

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

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

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Aug 16

    The Most Difficult Definition: Considerations for Defining “Genetically Modified Organism"

    The Most Difficult Definition: Considerations for Defining “Genetically Modified Organism"
    Post By Caitlin M Andersen A patent applicant is free to act as their own lexicographer in drafting an application and may define terms as they see fit. Should a word not be defined explicitly in the application, the Patent Office will…
  • Aug 8

    Domain Name Disputes: A UDRP Primer

    Domain Name Disputes: A UDRP Primer
    Post By Brandon Clark Has someone registered a domain that is identical or strikingly similar to your brand name or trademark? What rights do you have and what legal remedies are available if you or your company find yourself in a dispute…
  • Aug 1

    What's In A Name?

    What's In A Name?
    Post By Blog Staff Theresa Earnhardt, widow to professional race car driver Dale Earnhardt and step-mother to Kerry Earnhardt, appealed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s decision that her stepson’s mark, EARNHARDT…
Rank this Week: 489

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 16

    MiMedx Group, Inc. v. Liventa Bioscience, Inc. (N.D. Ga. 2017)

    MiMedx Group, Inc. v. Liventa Bioscience, Inc. (N.D. Ga. 2017)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- In the general chaos that has resulted from the Supreme Court's recent forays into trying to delineate the proper standards for patent subject matter eligibility (AMP v. Myriad Genetics, Mayo Collaborative Labs v.…
  • Aug 15

    Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Michael Borella -- When considering the patent-eligibility of claims, size usually matters. Claims that are longer and recite more detailed inventions tend to be more likely to survive 35 U.S.C. § 101 challenges than those that are…
  • Aug 14

    AIA America, Inc. v. Avid Radiopharmaceuticals (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    AIA America, Inc. v. Avid Radiopharmaceuticals (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- As patent practitioners learned to their chagrin in the AMP v. Myriad Genetics case, sometimes broader Constitutional issues arise even in patent law. This is also true of matters relating to the Bill of Rights; for…
Rank this Week: 64

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

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

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
Rank this Week: 3391

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 40

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Aug 16

    Dream to Reality – Helping Inventors Patent New Technologie

    Dream to Reality – Helping Inventors Patent New Technologie
    A blog about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce Small businesses and independent inventors both serve a vital role in our nation’s economy. And, helping those with limited resources is an important goal of the United States…
  • Aug 2

    Federal Agencies Tackling Trademark Scam

    Federal Agencies Tackling Trademark Scam
    Guest Blog by Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Boney Denison Some trademark applicants and registrants have paid fees to private companies while mistakenly thinking they were paying fees required by the USPTO. To combat this problem, last…
  • Aug 1

    Inspiring Young Minds to be Innovators and Pursue their Dream

    Inspiring Young Minds to be Innovators and Pursue their Dream
    Blog by Joe Matal, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO At Camp Invention, almost two million students have explored their own innate creativity,…
Rank this Week: 1854

IP Finance

IP Finance

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

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Aug 16

    USPTO Releases Report on Public Views on Patent Eligibility Rule

    USPTO Releases Report on Public Views on Patent Eligibility Rule
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has released a report titled, “PATENT ELIGIBLE SUBJECT MATTER:  REPORT ON VIEWS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THEPUBLIC” (Report) concerning the comments of participants at…
  • Aug 15

    University Endowment Size and Patenting

    University Endowment Size and Patenting
    The National Association of Colleges and University Business Officers has released its report concerning U.S. University Endowment Size in 2016.  The top 10 in endowment size, include: 1) Harvard ($34,541,893,000); 2) Yale…
  • Aug 11

    The PTAB Ruining the American Dream (?)

    The PTAB Ruining the American Dream (?)
    The BBC has a wonderful video of a “patent burning” outside the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Who is burning patents?  American inventors who are protesting the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), once…
Rank this Week: 4341

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 16

    Barton Beebe & Jeanne Fromer's submission to PTO on streamlined cancellation proceeding

    Barton Beebe & Jeanne Fromer's submission to PTO on streamlined cancellation proceeding
    Supporting the proposal, they summarize their evidence of overcrowding on the register.  Read it here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Aug 16

    Traveling pictures: trademark/publicity rights questions, bonus tort

    Traveling pictures: trademark/publicity rights questions, bonus tort
    Yellowstone proper had very little in the way of obvious TM issues, interestingly enough.  Other things I have encountered:For the torts folks; note especially the guy in the background blithely walking away from the dissolving…
  • Aug 16

    Shoes and surveys (picture post)

    Shoes and surveys (picture post)
    Since apparently there was some question whether the shoes I asked about post-Star Athletica were really shoes, here is proof:Not much less functional than the average super-high heelAlso, I randomly got selected for a trademark infringement…
Rank this Week: 67

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 4350

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Aug 16

    White-on-White Trademark Usage Might Constitute Initial Interest Confusion–Agdia v. Xia

    White-on-White Trademark Usage Might Constitute Initial Interest Confusion–Agdia v. Xia
    Are we really litigating trademark references in white-on-white text in 2017??? Yes, we are, and yes, the whole case is a throwback to the mid-2000s (e.g., the 2008 Venture Tape case)–with effects that would be comical if they…
  • Aug 15

    LinkedIn Enjoined From Blocking Scraper–hiQ v. LinkedIn

    LinkedIn Enjoined From Blocking Scraper–hiQ v. LinkedIn
    hiQ Labs has scraped LinkedIn public profiles for several years. hiQ offers two products, entirely predicated on LinkedIn-scraped data: (1) a prediction to employers which employees were mostly likely to be recruited away, and (2) a summary…
  • Aug 15

    How Section 230 Helps Sex Trafficking Victims (and SESTA Would Hurt Them) (Guest Blog Post)

    How Section 230 Helps Sex Trafficking Victims (and SESTA Would Hurt Them) (Guest Blog Post)
    by guest blogger Alex F. Levy [Eric’s introduction: Alex Levy teaches Human Trafficking and Human Markets at Notre Dame Law School. She has written a timely and provocative article, The Virtues of Unvirtuous Spaces, about Backpage and…
Rank this Week: 103

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
  • Aug 16

    Amin confirmed by Senate as IP enforcement coordinator

    Amin confirmed by Senate as IP enforcement coordinator
    On Thursday, August 3, 2017, the United States Senate, through a deal brokered by leaders McConnell (R-KY) and Schumer (D-NY), voted out dozens of Trump nominees under a unanimous consent agreement. Under this procedure, there is no…
  • Aug 10

    An interview with Congressman Thomas Massie

    An interview with Congressman Thomas Massie
    “I can tell you, every day Congress is in session, there are lobbyists here trying to weaken the patent system,” Congressman Thomas Massie explained to me when I interviewed him on June 28, 2017. In Massie’s words, those…
  • Aug 7

    Infringers may soon pay a heavy price in China

    Infringers may soon pay a heavy price in China
    Chinese President Xi Jinping recently made some unusually strong comments regarding intellectual property. “Wrongdoing should be punished more severely so that IP infringers will pay a heavy price,” Xi said. According to IAM, the…
Rank this Week: 657

Pay or Play

Pay or Play

Covers entertainment law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://payorplay.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 16

    Three Takeaways from the Disney/Netflix Split

    Three Takeaways from the Disney/Netflix Split
    The media community has been buzzing with the news that Disney plans to launch its own digital subscription channel for movies and series content. Its current license deal with Netflix expires at the end of 2018, after which new Disney and…
  • Jul 25

    Bob Gaudio Tells Spotify To Walk Like a Man

    Bob Gaudio Tells Spotify To Walk Like a Man
    Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming service, was sued last week for over $366 million by two music publishers, Bluewater Music Services in Nashville and a group of companies affiliated with Bob Gaudio, the award-winning…
  • Jul 18

    Upon Further Review – Nationals Get Second Swing at Orioles Over TV Dispute

    Upon Further Review – Nationals Get Second Swing at Orioles Over TV Dispute
    A New York court of appeals last week declared the Orioles and Nationals will play extra innings in the teams’ longstanding dispute over fees the Orioles’ Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) owes the Nationals for broadcasting…
Rank this Week: 4644

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: 122

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

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

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Aug 16

    Proving and Protecting Rights to Domain Name

    Proving and Protecting Rights to Domain Name
    At their best, UDRP panelists are educators. They inform us about the ways in which parties win or lose on their claims and defenses. What to do and not do. In addressing this issue, I’m referring to less than 10% of cybersquatting…
  • Jul 24

    No Time Bar, No Laches under the UDRP

    No Time Bar, No Laches under the UDRP
    Two UDRP decisions posted this month involved domain names registered 20 and 21 years ago, David Duchovny v. Alberta Hot Rods c/o Jeff Burgar, FA1706001734414 (Forum July 4, 2017) (<davidduchovny.com>, 21 years) and Commonwealth Bank of…
  • Jul 10

    Do Trade Names Qualify as Trade Marks for Purposes of the UDRP?

    Do Trade Names Qualify as Trade Marks for Purposes of the UDRP?
    Naming is the first imperative. It as much precedes the launching of new lives as it does new businesses. Names secure a presence, and for businesses in the marketplace names can grow into trademarks, if they function like one. Are we not…
Rank this Week: 476

Trade Secrets Watch

Trade Secrets Watch

By Orrick.

http://blogs.orrick.com/trade-secrets-watch/
Rank this Week: 4861

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
Rank this Week: 3927

NorCal IP

NorCal IP

Covers notable new case filings and verdicts within the Northern District of California. By Orrick.

http://blogs.orrick.com/norcal-ip/
  • Aug 16

    Save Me Some Money: Paring Down Costs in Patent Litigation

    Save Me Some Money: Paring Down Costs in Patent Litigation
    Order Re Pilot Motions for Summary Judgment, Comcast Cable Communications, LLC v. OpenTV, Inc. et. al., N.D. Cal. (August 4, 2017) (Judge William Alsup) It’s no secret that patent litigation is expensive—especially when multiple…
  • Aug 15

    “Weight” a Minute – Upon Further Review Those Claims Are Not Indefinite

    “Weight” a Minute – Upon Further Review Those Claims Are Not Indefinite
    Commission Opinion, Certain UV Curable Coatings For Optical Fibers, and Products Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-1031 (August 11, 2017) (ITC) We previously posted – “Weight” a Minute- Those Claims Are Indefinite –…
  • Aug 14

    From Northern California to the Entire IP Landscape: Orrick’s New Blog

    From Northern California to the Entire IP Landscape: Orrick’s New Blog
    We’re excited to announce the recent transition of Orrick’s former NorCal IP blog into to its new iteration – IP Landscape (Today’s News, Tomorrow’s Strategy)!  Our new blog is more comprehensive in scope…
Rank this Week: 4867

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Aug 16

    Copyright and the Historical Record

    Copyright and the Historical Record
    On August 18, 1787, James Madison proposed to the Constitutional Convention what would become Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Constitution, granting Congress the authority to make copyright (and patent) laws. To mark 230 years…
  • Aug 11

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/11/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/11/17
    Cheerleader Uniform IP Case Ends With Unusual Settlement — Following its defeat in the Supreme Court over the question of whether the visual designs on cheerleader uniforms it was accused of copying were protected by copyright, Star…
  • Aug 4

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/04/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/04/17
    For the sake of jobs and culture, copyright law must be protected — John Singleton, who started his career in 1991 as the writer and director of Boyz n the Hood and is now behind the new FX series Snowfall, was on Capitol Hill last…
Rank this Week: 266

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Aug 16

    Why a bland brand name is a bad idea: Best Bagel & Coffee, a case study

    Why a bland brand name is a bad idea: Best Bagel &amp; Coffee, a case study
    I love a good cup of coffee in the morning (and sometimes in the afternoon). New York has many good coffee shops. When I visit New York, I can’t resist getting a bagel. The bagels in New York are superior. Maybe its because they have so…
  • Aug 7

    Domain name scams continue

    Domain name scams continue
    I received this today via email, and several clients have contacted me recently regarding similar solicitations. This is almost certainly a phishing scam. I  suggsest ignoring it.   Dear Sir/Madam, We are a domain name registration…
  • Aug 4

    TPAC Meeting Summary – July 28, 2017

    TPAC Meeting Summary – July 28, 2017
    I was unable to attend last week’s meeting of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee. However, our firm attended the public meeting and obtained a copy of the slides from the presentations. See below. Discussion topics included: TMNG /…
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Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
Rank this Week: 958

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 571

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Aug 16

    Alps Forum rund um Cybersecurity: Jetzt anmelden!

    Alps Forum rund um Cybersecurity: Jetzt anmelden!
    Am 21. und 22. September 2017 findet das erste Alps Forum der Law and Economics Foundation St.Gallen statt. Thema des ersten Forums, das in Zukunft jährlich stattfinden soll, ist Cybersecurity: …
  • Aug 12

    Abmahnungen: Inkassobüro EOS verschickt Zahlungsaufforderungen für COPYTRACK

    Abmahnungen: Inkassobüro EOS verschickt Zahlungsaufforderungen für COPYTRACK
    Wer nicht auf urheberrechtliche Abmahnungen reagiert, muss neuerdings damit rechnen, vom Inkassobüro EOS Schweiz AG eine Zahlungsaufforderung zu erhalten. EOS bezieht sich in ihren Zahlungsaufforderungen insbesondere auf Forderungen aus…
  • Aug 11

    Internet-Handelsregister nimmt 10 Tage Urlaub

    Internet-Handelsregister nimmt 10 Tage Urlaub
    Der Zentrale Firmenindex (Zefix) und die Handelsregister im Internet sind immer mal wieder nicht verfügbar. Vielleicht ändert sich das nun im Kanton Zürich, wo das Internet-Handelsregister für 10 Tage auf …
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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/
  • Aug 15

    T758/12 : plan, principe et méthode

    T758/12 : plan, principe et méthode
    Il est rare qu'une demande soit rejetée sur le fondement de l'article 52(2) c) CBE, car il suffit d'ajouter une caractéristique technique pour échapper à l'objection. En voici toutefois un exemple, dans le domaine…
  • Aug 10

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Une invention de saison: la chaise de plage qui suit les mouvements du soleil. Brevet US5944384
  • Aug 7

    T1138/12 : une requête indéterminée

    T1138/12 : une requête indéterminée
    En guise de requête subsidiaire 2, la Titulaire demandait le maintien du brevet selon l'une des revendications de la requête subsidiaire 1 qui serait considérée comme acceptable. La Chambre n'admet pas cette…
Rank this Week: 609

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Hot Off the Press: Our New Guide to Social Media and the Securities Law

    Hot Off the Press: Our New Guide to Social Media and the Securities Law
    Nearly all companies—whether they’re focused on the B2C market or the B2B market—have embraced social media as a way to promote their goods and services and to interact with customers and potential customers. The growing use…
  • Aug 11

    Social Links: SCOTUS embraces technology; IoT companies proliferate; blockchain might make senior execs extinct

    Social Links: SCOTUS embraces technology; IoT companies proliferate; blockchain might make senior execs extinct
    A federal district court in Wisconsin struck down the first law in the country requiring augmented-reality-game makers to go through a complicated permit-application process before their apps could be used in county parks. The U.S. Supreme…
  • Aug 10

    Get Your Gripe On: The Consumer Review Fairness Act Is Live

    Get Your Gripe On: The Consumer Review Fairness Act Is Live
    Searching “millennials killed…” on the Internet returns over 1.5 million results in .65 seconds. Commentators have blamed the generation raised by tablets, smartphones, and apps for killing everything from marriage to…
Rank this Week: 1336

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1204

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Aug 15

    Claims With Ranges, the Result-Effective Variable, and In re Applied Material

    Claims With Ranges, the Result-Effective Variable, and In re Applied Material
    Claims With Ranges, the Result-Effective Variable, and In re Applied Materials Tom Brody Claims can be drafted to require a parameter associated with a value (number), range, or algorithm. Where a claim includes a parameter associated with…
  • Aug 14

    IP Operations Manager

    IP Operations Manager
    “This is a new role created within the Intellectual Property team here at Gilead Sciences, reporting into the Vice president of Intellectual Property and will support an international department of about 20 Attorneys. This is an…
  • Aug 5

    ''Adapted to'' After Aspex

    ''Adapted to'' After Aspex
    ''Adapted to'' After AspexSean BurkeA recent trio of Federal Circuit cases has exposed uncertainty about the meaning of the linking phrase “adapted to.” Under the new intrinsic evidence standard, “adapted to” is…
Rank this Week: 3626

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
Rank this Week: 506

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Aug 15

    The Status of Fair Use in the Jeff Koons Era

    The Status of Fair Use in the Jeff Koons Era
    Interesting article on the five lawsuits brought against Jeff Koons for his appropriation of copyrighted works. Depending on who you ask, the doctrine of fair use has either been clarified or muddled. One thing the ’80s could not have…
  • Aug 14

    Should Tattoos Get Different Copyright Protection?

    Should Tattoos Get Different Copyright Protection?
    That’s the essence of the dispute between a video game developer and the tattoo licensing company. This is one to keep an eye on given the growing number of people getting ink on their bodies.
  • Aug 10

    “It simply means the post office is doing a stupid thing.”

    “It simply means the post office is doing a stupid thing.”
    One would be hard-pressed to find anything good, functional or smart with the U.S. Postal Service. So, it is not surprising that a bright federal employee would commit this copyright snafu. Enjoy! And don’t forget that the sure…
Rank this Week: 240

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    FTC Rules: Easy to Follow, Easy to Forget

    FTC Rules: Easy to Follow, Easy to Forget
    I have the pleasure of speaking at Content Marketing World next month, in part, about the FTC rules that apply to advertising. Disclose, Disclose, Disclose The key to complying with the FTC rules for native advertising it to always disclose…
  • Aug 8

    Model Release and Regret

    Model Release and Regret
    Recently, I received an email from a photographer (not my client) who had a question about the validity of model releases. As I understood the situation, he hired a model (over age 18) to do a photoshoot at his studio. The model was…
  • May 29

    Ultrasabers v. Phoenix Comicon | Contracts Matter

    Ultrasabers v. Phoenix Comicon | Contracts Matter
    Phoenix Comicon nearly started with a bang – literally. On the first day of the con, Mathew Sterling, arrived at the Phoenix Convention Center with a loaded shotgun, three handguns, and knives, allegedly intending to kill actor…
Rank this Week: 1726

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Aug 15

    Into the Slammer - The Sale of 'Grey Goods' a Criminal Offense, Says UK Supreme Court

    Into the Slammer - The Sale of 'Grey Goods' a Criminal Offense, Says UK Supreme Court
    The sale of branded goods can be a complicated affair, especially when the line between counterfeits and 'authorized' goods can be blurry at times. This is highlighted in the sale of 'grey goods', which are items obtained from licenced…
  • Aug 8

    Please Clarify - Two-Color Inhaler Trademark not Clear and Precise, says Court of Appeal

    Please Clarify - Two-Color Inhaler Trademark not Clear and Precise, says Court of Appeal
    Trademarks can offer very powerful rights to rightholders, particularly in more general areas like colors or shapes (color marks have been discussed more here). While one has to appreciate the rights afforded through trademarks, they still…
  • Aug 1

    Distinct as Ever - Google Not a Generic Term, Says US Court of Appeal

    Distinct as Ever - Google Not a Generic Term, Says US Court of Appeal
    When a particular brand becomes hugely successful, it more often than not becomes very valuable, but even the biggest of players are not protected from the ill effects of popularity. A big problem that many brands face is the generification…
Rank this Week: 4105

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Aug 15

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Tiffany’s — on Costco

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Tiffany’s — on Costco
    Costco owes Tiffany more than $19 million for selling counterfeit rings https://t.co/bPj2IC2a34 pic.twitter.com/ZUjavk8TRH — Business – DM (@BusinessMarkhor) August 15, 2017 I wrote last fall that it didn’t look like…
  • Aug 14

    Beverly Hills TM Lawyer

    Beverly Hills TM Lawyer
    Originally posted 2010-02-11 00:01:58. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor my money that can only mean Michael N. Cohen!  And now he has a blog, giving it away for free like...
  • Aug 14

    Great minds moji alike?

    Great minds moji alike?
    Last September I wrote the following in a letter to a client that asked whether it could use emojis from Apple’s character set in certain marketing materials: The Internet is...
Rank this Week: 132

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
Rank this Week: 1674

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/
  • Aug 14

    Research Handbook on the Economics of IP (Depoorter, Menell & Schwartz)

    Research Handbook on the Economics of IP (Depoorter, Menell &amp; Schwartz)
    Many IP professors have posted chapters of the forthcoming Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law. As described in a 2015 conference for the project, it "draws together leading economics, legal, and empirical scholars…
  • Aug 2

    Kevin Collins on Patent Law's Authorship Screen

    Kevin Collins on Patent Law's Authorship Screen
    Numerous scholars have examined the various functionality screens that are used to prevent non-utility-patent areas of IP from usurping what is properly the domain of utility patent law (see, e.g., the terrific recent articles by Chris…
  • Jul 26

    Kuhn & Thompson on Measuring Patent Scope by Word Count

    Kuhn &amp; Thompson on Measuring Patent Scope by Word Count
    I've seen a number of recent papers that attempt to algorithmically measure patent scope by counting the number of words in the patent's first claim and comparing to other patents in the same technological field (with longer claims →…
Rank this Week: 838