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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: 105

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/
  • Jun 24

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?
    On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released long-awaited new rules for commercial, non-hobbyist small unmanned aircraft (sUAS) operations. The FAA’s press release about the new rules in part 107 of the FAA regulations…
  • May 26

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?
    Consumer data breaches happen all of the time. And some of those times, consumers may not have had harm…yet. Our colleagues at Antitrust Law Source published a podcast discussing the how fear of harm may or may not warrant relief and…
  • May 25

    What is the immunity notice required to take full advantage of the Defending Trade Secrets Act?

    What is the immunity notice required to take full advantage of the Defending Trade Secrets Act?
    We’ve previously posted about the Defending Trade Secrets Act allowing plaintiffs to pursue a trade secret claim in federal court. Our colleagues at Employer Law Report recently reported on how employers can take advantage of this Act.…
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PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    SCOTUS Gives Guidance Regarding Attorney Fee Awards in Copyright Case

    SCOTUS Gives Guidance Regarding Attorney Fee Awards in Copyright Case
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. On June 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on awarding attorneys’ fees in copyright cases for the first time in two decades and…
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court Again Rewrites Patent Law on Enhanced Damage

    Supreme Court Again Rewrites Patent Law on Enhanced Damage
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In a continuing trend of rejecting bright-line rules and multi-faceted tests created…
  • May 25

    DTSA Cases Being Filed: Defend Trade Secrets Act 2016

    DTSA Cases Being Filed: Defend Trade Secrets Act 2016
    Posted by: DTSALAW.Com and DefendTradeSecretsAct.Lawyer Henry M. Sneath, Esq. – Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (PSMN® and…
Rank this Week: 1662

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: 129

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    Halo Does Not Prohibit Jury Finding of Willfulne

    Halo Does Not Prohibit Jury Finding of Willfulne
    The court denied defendant's motion for judgment as a matter of law that it did not willfully infringe plaintiff's capacitor patent and rejected defendant's argument that the jury finding of willful infringement was void under a recent…
  • Jun 23

    Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

    Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
    On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law a bill that amends the federal criminal code to create a private civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation.Under the new law, called the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) a…
  • Jun 23

    Patent Claiming Method for Selecting Color for Digital Image Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Patent Claiming Method for Selecting Color for Digital Image Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    The court granted defendants' motion to dismiss because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s digital color selection patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward a mathematical algorithm.…
Rank this Week: 331

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 78

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jun 24

    Brexit News: What next for European trade mark protection in the light of the UK referendum result?

    Brexit News: What next for European trade mark protection in the light of the UK referendum result?
    By Ruth Hoy With the overnight referendum result in the UK, and the UK voting to leave the EU, a number of our clients are asking what the effect will be on their European Union Trade Mark (“EUTM”) Registrations, whether they…
  • Jun 22

    EU LAUNCHES ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PLATFORM FOR CONTRACT DISPUTES WITH CONSUMERS

    EU LAUNCHES ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PLATFORM FOR CONTRACT DISPUTES WITH CONSUMERS
    By Michiko Jo In mid-February, the European Commission launched an online platform which can be used for out-of-court settlement of disputes over obligations under business-to- consumer online sales or service contracts. The platform is…
  • Jun 17

    TOOLS TO PREVENT COUNTERFEIT GOODS FROM ENTERING THE UNITED STATES

    TOOLS TO PREVENT COUNTERFEIT GOODS FROM ENTERING THE UNITED STATES
    By Ann K. Ford and James Stewart (Washington, DC) One of the frequently noted yet seldom discussed benefits of trademark and copyright registration in the United States is the ability to record those registrations with US Customs and Border…
Rank this Week: 1392

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: 1049

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/
  • Jun 24

    #UNDECIDED: Trademark Protection for Hashtag

    #UNDECIDED: Trademark Protection for Hashtag
    Can a hashtag be a protectable trademark? And when does use of another’s trademark in hashtags constitute infringement? Disagreement has arisen among the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”), the courts, and…
  • Jun 24

    A Simple Way to Lower Drug Price

    A Simple Way to Lower Drug Price
    Consumers suffer the scourge of high drug prices. Brand-name drug companies reap monopoly profits. But generic drugs, which promise lower prices, are often nowhere to be found. One reason is that brand firms have engaged in an array of…
  • Jun 24

    Halo v. Pulse and Stryker v. Zimmer: SCOTUS Finds Seagate Test Objectively Unreasonable

    Halo v. Pulse and Stryker v. Zimmer: SCOTUS Finds Seagate Test Objectively Unreasonable
    In rejecting the objective prong of Seagate, the Court rejected the notion that a defendant may escape the specter of enhanced damages by asserting a defense that the defendant was unaware of at the time the infringement occurred. For…
Rank this Week: 2558

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Should a Brand Change Its Name for a Little While?

    Should a Brand Change Its Name for a Little While?
    –Debbie Laskey, MBA In May, Anheuser-Busch made news when it announced that it would change the name of its most famous brand from Budweiser to America. So, from late-May to November, in every liquor store, convenience store, gas…
  • Jun 23

    Service Trade Dress?

    Service Trade Dress?
    When most people of think of trade dress protection they primarily think of a good. Generally, protecting a product’s configuration, which can never be inherently distinctive, or a product’s packaging, which can be inherently…
  • Jun 22

    A Faster, Sleeker Milk Jug

    A Faster, Sleeker Milk Jug
    Another for the file of newly-registered product configuration marks: acquired distinctiveness, sold by the gallon. According to 2014 numbers released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans drink 37 percent less milk than…
Rank this Week: 194

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/
  • Jun 24

    What are the ramifications of “Brexit” for EU/OHIM/CTM trademark holders?

    What are the ramifications of “Brexit” for EU/OHIM/CTM trademark holders?
    Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU, a messy process will begin to formally separate the country from the union. One issue to be resolved is the affect of the “Brexit” on UK trademark rights for holders of Community…
  • Jun 22

    Beware of “Trademark Renewal Service” in Washington, DC

    Beware of “Trademark Renewal Service” in Washington, DC
    Last week, I received a  trademark solicitation regarding a trademark registration renewal. The company calls itself “Trademark Renewal Service” with an address in Washington, DC. See the image of their mailing…
  • Jun 20

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXXIX

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXXIX
    Here is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected –…
Rank this Week: 1301

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 109

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jun 24

    ISPs Receive DMCA Safe Harbor Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recording

    ISPs Receive DMCA Safe Harbor Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recording
    Capitol Records and other sound recording copyright owners sued Vimeo for copyright infringement, alleging Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) violations.  Vimeo is an Internet service provider that allows members to post videos the…
  • Jun 10

    De Minimis Horn Hits Blow Away Copyright Infringement Claim

    De Minimis Horn Hits Blow Away Copyright Infringement Claim
    Pop star Madonna and Shep Pettibone recorded and released the mega-hit dance song Vogue in the early 1990s.  Pettibone recorded the song Love Break in the early 1980s.  VMG Salsoul LLC claims ownership of both the sound recording…
  • Jun 3

    Known Copyright Registration Inaccuracies Can Hurt Later

    Known Copyright Registration Inaccuracies Can Hurt Later
    I’m going to ignore blog post best practices and start out with a statute: (b) (1) A certificate of registration satisfies the requirements of this section and section 412, regardless of whether the certificate contains any inaccurate…
Rank this Week: 953

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jun 24

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/24/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/24/16
    Responding to Piracy: What the evidence shows — In previous installments, the authors of this post looked at “available academic evidence on whether piracy harms media sales, and whether this harm leads to reductions in the supply…
  • Jun 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/17/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/17/16
    Why “Stairway to Heaven” Doesn’t Infringe “Taurus” Copyright: analysis & demo of “scenes a faire” motif common to both — Rockers Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are in court this week…
  • Jun 10

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/10/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/10/16
    Stealing Books in the Age of Self-Publishing — The Atlantic reports, “In the world of self-publishing, where anyone can put a document on Amazon and call it a book, many writers are seeing their work being appropriated without…
Rank this Week: 270

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
  • Jun 24

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-23

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-23
    TVEyes v FOX a Huge Deal for Copyright https://t.co/JHa9PO1RSu -> Dutch court says BREIN should get e-book uploaders' names https://t.co/iFhwwitOc3 -> Stuxnet was the opening shot of decades of non-stop cyber warfare…
  • Jun 23

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-22

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-22
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-21 https://t.co/kuCVfOwgHg -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-21 https://t.co/zjrSx3xtmG -> Jury out in Led Zeppelin copyright case https://t.co/AmNw0haU3z -> Third reading of Bill…
  • Jun 22

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-21

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-21
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-20 https://t.co/KA4SGmID0L -> Reasons on FCA dismissing Bell Mobility appeal https://t.co/bWCP8bWwND -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-20 https://t.co/MiKXlogLby -> MintChip launch…
Rank this Week: 590

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    USPTO Proposes Changes in Section 8 Affidavit/Declaration Requirement

    USPTO Proposes Changes in Section 8 Affidavit/Declaration Requirement
    On Wednesday, June 22nd, the USPTO published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled "Changes in Requirements for Affidavits or Declarations of Use, Continued Use, or Excusable Nonuse in Trademark Cases," Federal Register, Volume 81, No.…
  • Jun 23

    TTAB Test: Are “INDI” and “INDY” Confusable for Clothing Items?

    TTAB Test: Are “INDI” and “INDY” Confusable for Clothing Items?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark INDI for various clothing items, including shirts and headwear, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark INDY for “t-shirts” and “hats.” The goods…
  • Jun 22

    Fame of Empire State Building Design Mark Yields TTAB Dilution Victory

    Fame of Empire State Building Design Mark Yields TTAB Dilution Victory
    The Board sustained an opposition to registration of the mark NYC BEER & Design (shown below left), for beers, concluding that the mark is likely to dilute Opposer’s famous design mark depicting the Empire State Building (shown…
Rank this Week: 176

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3095

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/
  • Jun 24

    Thinking About Monitoring

    Thinking About Monitoring
    Veronica Root, Modern-Day Monitorships, 33 Yale J. on Reg. 109 (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.D. Gordon SmithThe study of organizational compliance is now proliferating in American law schools. Over the past decade, new courses, new…
  • Jun 23

    Saving Auer

    Saving Auer
    Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule, The Unbearable Rightness of Auer, U. Chi. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.William FunkIn 1945 the Supreme Court decided the case of Bowles v. Seminole Rock & Sand Co., in which it stated…
  • Jun 22

    Making Sense of Mid-Term Modifications of At-Will Employment Contract

    Making Sense of Mid-Term Modifications of At-Will Employment Contract
    Rachel Arnow-Richman, Modifying At-Will Employment Contracts, 57 B.C. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Alex B. LongI’m always pleasantly surprised when I stumble across a piece of scholarship that seeks to solve a doctrinal…
Rank this Week: 266

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    Dear Europe...

    Dear Europe...
    The IPKat loves his European colleaguesDear EuropeWe are sorry. Not one person in the IPKat team wanted to be writing this post this morning.  Least of all, me.  Despite my moniker, I have spent over 20 years in the UK, over…
  • Jun 23

    Enlarged Board publishes decision: EPO President violated judicial independence

    Enlarged Board publishes decision: EPO President violated judicial independence
    Merpel has now got her paws on several copies of the Enlarged Board of Appeal's decision in the latest round of the "House Ban" disciplinary action (reported here). If you like your IP decisions to be explosive, then she can't recommend it…
  • Jun 23

    US Supreme Court in Halo and Kirtsaeng makes IP victory sweeter for successful partie

    US Supreme Court in Halo and Kirtsaeng makes IP victory sweeter for successful partie
    The AmeriKat getting her paws on some sweetIP victory pie, thanks to the US Supreme CourtWhile the AmeriKat has had her eyes and whiskers towards Europe over the past couple of weeks, there has been exciting news emanating from the U.S. in…
Rank this Week: 30

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Jun 24

    Brexit: What It Means for Global Information Manager

    Brexit: What It Means for Global Information Manager
    The British electorate has voted to leave the European Union, rejecting the pleas of all major political parties and most business, media, and legal experts across the political spectrum.  Prime Minister Cameron announced that he will…
  • Jun 22

    FTC Settles Complaint against Mobile Ad Network InMobi over Location-Data Collection & COPPA Violation

    FTC Settles Complaint against Mobile Ad Network InMobi over Location-Data Collection & COPPA Violation
    The FTC announced today that it reached a settlement with mobile ad network InMobi. InMobi offers a software-development kit (SDK) that its third-party app-developer customers can integrate into their mobile applications. The SDK allows…
  • May 17

    Now What? Plaintiffs Attack Popular Disclaimers in Online Terms of Use

    Now What? Plaintiffs Attack Popular Disclaimers in Online Terms of Use
    In Short: An old New Jersey law – the Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act or TTCWNA – is now being used to challenge website Terms of Use in a flurry of recently filed cases. These cases have not yet produced any…
Rank this Week: 1092

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jun 23

    MAG Aerospace Industries, Inc. v. B/E Aerospace, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    MAG Aerospace Industries, Inc. v. B/E Aerospace, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Equitable Assignor Estoppel Doctrine Expanded by Federal Circuit By Kevin E. Noonan -- Arcane aspects of the law are frequently analogized as constituting "traps for the unwary," and patent law seems to have more than its share of minutiae…
  • Jun 22

    The CREATE Act of 2016: Senate Listens to Generics Industry

    The CREATE Act of 2016: Senate Listens to Generics Industry
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Last week, co-sponsors Senators Leahy (D-VT), Grassley (R-IA), Klobucher (D-MN), and Lee (R-UT) introduced a bill (S. 3056), entitled the "Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act of 2016" or the…
  • Jun 21

    Amgen v. Sandoz Update -- Supreme Court Seeks Views of United State

    Amgen v. Sandoz Update -- Supreme Court Seeks Views of United State
    By Andrew Williams -- In other Supreme Court news from Monday, June 20, 2016, the Court invited the Solicitor General to file briefs in the Sandoz v. Amgen (No. 15-1039) and Amgen v. Sandoz (No. 15-1195) appeals to express the views of the…
Rank this Week: 65

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

Discusses entertainment and music law, trademark, copyrights, and intellectual property cases.

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • Jun 23

    Dave Ratner Present

    Dave Ratner Present
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Creative Law Network’s Dave Ratner has recently presented on numerous topics to a variety of audiences throughout the state. In the past few weeks, Dave…
  • Aug 22

    Top 5 Instances When A Musician Should Hire a Music Lawyer

    Top 5 Instances When A Musician Should Hire a Music Lawyer
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Musicians have the unique opportunity to make a career creating great songs but those songs – and the musicians themselves – need to be protected…
  • Aug 20

    What is Copyright Protection All About?

    What is Copyright Protection All About?
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!These days, with such easy access to everything on the Internet—from movies to books to pictures—many people assume that creative works are free to…
Rank this Week: 4909

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 23

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Cette semaine une invention d'actualité : un lit destiné aux sportifs. US7546648  1. A bed comprising:  a plurality of block components each with inner and outer surfaces and with releasable tongue-and-groove…
  • Jun 21

    T2365/11 : opposition formée par un homme de paille

    T2365/11 : opposition formée par un homme de paille
    Un lecteur, que je remercie, me signale cette décision intéressante. L'Opposante indiquée dans l'acte d'opposition était une personne physique de nationalité allemande, Dr D.E., représentée…
  • Jun 19

    T1325/15 : effet juridique d'un recours déposé hors délai

    T1325/15 : effet juridique d'un recours déposé hors délai
    La Grande Chambre avait été saisie en 2014 de la question de savoir si un recours déposé hors délai devait être considéré comme non formé ou rejeté pour…
Rank this Week: 631

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
  • Jun 23

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection
    This post discusses the civil and criminal protections for trade secrets available since May 12, 2016 under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Relevant definitions in the DTSA roughly follow – with numerous modest…
  • Jun 13

    May a Minor Be a Partner?

    May a Minor Be a Partner?
    This post answers the following question: May a minor be a partner (in a partnership legal entity)? It is based on my answer to the Avvo question, In California, can a minor be a partner in a General Partnership? Please note that, at…
  • Jun 9

    Shareholder Approval Requirements in California

    Shareholder Approval Requirements in California
    This post discusses which corporate actions require shareholder approval. The following pertains to California corporations. Corporations formed in other states will have different requirements. Section citations below refer to the…
Rank this Week: 749

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
  • Jun 23

    A Free and Open Internet Under Assault in Congre

    A Free and Open Internet Under Assault in Congre
    Net Neutrality’s Opponents in Congress Are Determined to Defund, Stall, and Hamstring the FCC Internet users recently enjoyed a historic victory in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit where the…
  • Jun 23

    Chilean Proposal for Unwaivable Payments to Authors Creeps Onward to Colombia

    Chilean Proposal for Unwaivable Payments to Authors Creeps Onward to Colombia
    EFF has observed an alarming trend: when certain parties face challenges in attempting to monetize their contributions to copyrighted works, lawmakers often attempt to address it by handing out new copyright-like veto powers. We've dubbed…
  • Jun 23

    Federal Court: The Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Your Home Computer

    Federal Court: The Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Your Home Computer
    In a dangerously flawed decision unsealed today, a federal district court in Virginia ruled that a criminal defendant has no “reasonable expectation of privacy” in his personal computer, located inside his home. According to the…
Rank this Week: 3780

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Covers intellectual property law, including trademark, patents, copyrights and entertainment law.

https://500law.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Supreme Court deadlocked on President Obama’s executive action on immigration

    Supreme Court deadlocked on President Obama’s executive action on immigration
    Recently, the Supreme Court issued an Order announcing that the justices were deadlocked in a case that sought to challenge President Barack Obama’s immigration plan.[1] President Obama’s executive action issued in November, 2014…
  • Jun 21

    Vimeo partially prevails in copyright lawsuit over user posted music video

    Vimeo partially prevails in copyright lawsuit over user posted music video
    Recently, Internet Service Provider Vimeo partially prevailed in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against it.[1] The Plaintiffs in this case alleged that their copyrights were infringed as a result of music videos being posted to…
  • Jun 17

    Supreme Court weighs in on standard for attorneys’ fees in Copyright case

    Supreme Court weighs in on standard for attorneys’ fees in Copyright case
    This entry is a follow up to a previous blog article that discussed the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case of Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016 WL 205944 (Jan. 15, 2016), which sought determination of the proper…
Rank this Week: 4981

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Supreme Court deadlocked on President Obama’s executive action on immigration

    Supreme Court deadlocked on President Obama’s executive action on immigration
    Recently, the Supreme Court issued an Order announcing that the justices were deadlocked in a case that sought to challenge President Barack Obama’s immigration plan.[1] President Obama’s executive action issued in November, 2014…
  • Jun 21

    Vimeo partially prevails in copyright lawsuit over user posted music video

    Vimeo partially prevails in copyright lawsuit over user posted music video
    Recently, Internet Service Provider Vimeo partially prevailed in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against it.[1] The Plaintiffs in this case alleged that their copyrights were infringed as a result of music videos being posted to…
  • Jun 17

    Supreme Court weighs in on standard for attorneys’ fees in Copyright case

    Supreme Court weighs in on standard for attorneys’ fees in Copyright case
    This entry is a follow up to a previous blog article that discussed the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case of Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016 WL 205944 (Jan. 15, 2016), which sought determination of the proper…
Rank this Week: 2412

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Jun 23

    Patent Claim Construction Lessons, or Not, from Indacon v. Facebook

    Patent Claim Construction Lessons, or Not, from Indacon v. Facebook
    When a case goes against the patentee on the issue of claim construction, one wonders whether different actions by patent prosecution counsel could have changed the result. The prosecutor uniquely influences claim construction, a legal…
  • Jun 15

    Federal Circuit Upholds Claim Construction Limiting Claim Scope to Disclosed Embodiment

    Federal Circuit Upholds Claim Construction Limiting Claim Scope to Disclosed Embodiment
    The Federal Circuit recently limited construction of patent claims to a scope supported by intrinsic evidence of embodiments disclosed in a patent specification. Ruckus Wireless, Inc. v. Innovative Wireless Solutions, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS…
  • Jun 12

    Pump for Monitoring and Controlling Delivery of Fluids to a Patient Held Patent-Eligible

    Pump for Monitoring and Controlling Delivery of Fluids to a Patient Held Patent-Eligible
    A complaint alleging infringement of two patents directed to monitoring and controlling an infusion pump has survived a motion to dismiss based on an allegation of unpatentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Baxter International,…
Rank this Week: 1482

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 414

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/
  • Jun 23

    Cuozzo v. Lee and the Potential for Patent Law Deference Mistake

    Cuozzo v. Lee and the Potential for Patent Law Deference Mistake
    I wrote a short post on Monday's decision in Cuozzo v. Lee for Stanford's Legal Aggregate blog, which I'm reposting here. My co-blogger Michael Risch has already posted his initial reactions to the opinion on Monday, and he also wrote…
  • Jun 20

    Cuozzo: So Right, Yet So Wrong

    Cuozzo: So Right, Yet So Wrong
    The Supreme Court issued its basically unanimous opinion in Cuozzo today. I won't give a lot of background here; anyone taking the time to read this likely understands the issues. The gist of the ruling is this: USPTO institution decisions in…
  • Jun 16

    Halo v. Pulse and the Increased Risks of Reading Patent

    Halo v. Pulse and the Increased Risks of Reading Patent
    I wrote a short post on Monday's decision in Halo v. Pulse for Stanford's Legal Aggregate blog, which I'm reposting here.The Supreme Court just made it easier for patent plaintiffs to get enhanced damages—but perhaps at the cost of…
Rank this Week: 886

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
  • Jun 23

    Providers and Arbitrators Immune from Liability for Acting in Their Official Capacitie

    Providers and Arbitrators Immune from Liability for Acting in Their Official Capacitie
    Blog was originally posted on the NYSBA ADR Section Blog, June 23, 2016. There have lately been a number of decisions around the country with rulings on immunity for arbitrators and providers acting within their official capacities,and it…
  • Jun 20

    Statutory Remedies for UDRP Grievant

    Statutory Remedies for UDRP Grievant
    The U.S. is unusual in that grievants of a UDRP award have a statutory remedy from an adverse UDRP award, namely an action for declaratory judgement under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA). The action is not an appeal, but…
  • Jun 18

    Architectural Underpinning: Consequences of Violating Provider Rule

    Architectural Underpinning: Consequences of Violating Provider Rule
    First Published in the New York State Bar Association ADR Section Journal, New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, May 2016 No arbitration decision is complete without the court acknowledging that public policy favors this form of dispute…
Rank this Week: 517

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Jun 23

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Attorney/Photographer Sues North Carolina Hotel Operator

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Attorney/Photographer Sues North Carolina Hotel Operator
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Plaintiff Richard Bell of McCordsville, Indiana sued Defendant Alliance Hospitality Management, LLC of Raleigh, North Carolina in the Southern District of Indiana alleging copyright infringement. Bell, an Indiana…
  • Jun 22

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Folding Tricycle Alleged to Infringe Patent

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Folding Tricycle Alleged to Infringe Patent
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Plaintiff Newton Enterprises Ltd. of Kowloon, Hong Kong filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Indiana alleging that Defendant Singleton Trading Inc. of Brooklyn, New York committed patent infringement. In this…
  • Jun 20

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Botanic Gardens Asserts Infringement of 91-Year-Old Trademark

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Botanic Gardens Asserts Infringement of 91-Year-Old Trademark
    Hammond, Indiana - Trademark attorneys for Plaintiff Indiana Botanic Gardens, Inc. of Hobart, Indiana sued Defendant Snyder Manufacturing Corporation of Long Beach, California, which does business as Eurospa Aromatics and Eurospa Chemicals,…
Rank this Week: 627

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
Rank this Week: 2724

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

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

    Blockchains and the challenges of decentralization

    Blockchains and the challenges of decentralization
    I haven’t written a blog post about Bitcoin and the blockchain for quite a while, mostly because I spent most of my BTC energies in this First Monday article with Chris Marsden. This blog post will act in part as an introduction to the…
  • Jun 14

    Living in a filter bubble

    Living in a filter bubble
    It may not come as a surprise that I have a lot of left-leaning liberal friends. During last year’s UK election, most of my social timeline was strongly in favour of Labour, and they were confident that there would be a victory for the…
  • Jun 12

    Passwords are becoming more vulnerable over time

    Passwords are becoming more vulnerable over time
    The problem It seems like every week brings a new story about stolen passwords and hacked accounts. This week Twitter locked two million accounts after a password leak was detected, and more indicative, Mark Zuckerberg had his Twitter and…
Rank this Week: 333

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Jun 23

    BGH: Urteil vom 23. Juni 2016 – I ZR 137/15 – Rabatt-Coupon

    BGH: Urteil vom 23. Juni 2016 – I ZR 137/15 – Rabatt-Coupon
    Der Mitbegründer dieses Blogs Sven Mühlberger hat den Streit um die von der Drogeriekette Müller ausgegebenen Rabatt-Coupons, in denen Müller Kunden anbot, auch Coupons von Konkurrenten einzulösen, durch die Instanzen…
  • May 19

    Fundstück des Tages: tavaramerkkilaki

    Fundstück des Tages: tavaramerkkilaki
    …falls Sie schon immer mal wissen wollten, was MarkenG auf finnisch heißt.
  • Feb 8

    IP|Rezension: Fezer, Handbuch der Markenpraxi

    IP|Rezension: Fezer, Handbuch der Markenpraxi
    Auch wenn es sich bei dem aktuellen „Handbuch der Markenpraxis“ schon um die 3. Auflage handelt: Mir war der Titel bislang unbekannt. Damit habe ich offenbar einiges verpasst. Schon oft sind Bücher mit dem Ziel angetreten,…
Rank this Week: 692

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

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

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 1810

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Jun 23

    Kluwer Patent Blog UPC Summer Quiz

    Kluwer Patent Blog UPC Summer Quiz
    Today will witness the most important decision the UK has made this century. Understandably, many citizens are anxious about the outcome whatever their leaning on the issue. To help pass the time whilst the polling is on-going, three of…
  • Jun 20

    Even in case of a Brexit, UK may join Unitary Patent system

    Even in case of a Brexit, UK may join Unitary Patent system
    A Brexit would be harmful for Europe and a Unitary Patent system without the UK would be less appealing for Europeans as well as Americans and Asians. Most industries cannot afford that their products are only marketed in the UK and not in…
  • Jun 19

    Scary Figures Call for Action by the EPO

    Scary Figures Call for Action by the EPO
    No, this is not another blog about the Brexit, even though the current figures of the EU referendum polls in the UK make this author wonder how it comes that cooperation and European harmonization is so uncontroversial and successful in the…
Rank this Week: 4723

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Reading List: The Copyright War

    Reading List: The Copyright War
    Peter Baldwin, The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle (2014)Baldwin’s basic proposition is that there has been a long history of struggles between creators, distributors and the public, and a related struggle…
  • Jun 21

    Bank of No Confusion: BNC National Bank fails to enjoin Bank of North Carolina rebranding

    Bank of No Confusion: BNC National Bank fails to enjoin Bank of North Carolina rebranding
    BNC Bancorp v. BNCCORP, Inc., 2016 WL 3365428, No. 15-cv-793 (M.D.N.C. Jun. 16, 2016)Bank of North Carolina sought a declaratory judgment against BNC National Bank to settle rights in the BNC mark, and BNC National Bank sought a preliminary…
  • Jun 21

    TM/design patent question of the day

    TM/design patent question of the day
    Consider the iPhoney:Does this infringe any rights Apple might have?  We know the trade dress is functional for phones; I would argue that the trade dress is functional for realistic toys as well (and possibly more so, given what a kid…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Jun 23

    Student Discount: FOIA “Educational Institution” Fee Exemption Available to Student

    Student Discount: FOIA “Educational Institution” Fee Exemption Available to Student
    D.C. Circuit reverses longstanding – if illogical – policy of many agencies. The federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and its state equivalents remain a useful tool for anyone wishing to keep an eye on our governments’…
  • Jun 22

    Legal 500 Kudos to Karyn Ablin, Copyright Lawyer Par Excellence

    Legal 500 Kudos to Karyn Ablin, Copyright Lawyer Par Excellence
    A week or two ago we introduced you to Karyn Ablin, a new arrival at FHH but an old-hand in a number of practice areas, including particularly copyright law. We should have held off on the welcoming post, because no sooner had we put it up…
  • Jun 22

    Update: Channel-Sharing Provision of New LPTV/TV Translator Rules Now in Effect

    Update: Channel-Sharing Provision of New LPTV/TV Translator Rules Now in Effect
    Slowly but surely the post-repack regulatory landscape for LPTVs and TV translators is getting established. Back in December, the Commission adopted a number of provisions addressing the predicaments likely to be faced by the LPTV/translator…
Rank this Week: 876

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jun 23

    New issue of Music & Copyright

    New issue of Music & Copyright
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Guvera lifts the lid on its finances and business strategy Guvera’s plans for an IPO remain in the balance after…
  • May 25

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Just how big is recorded music streaming going to be? In a fairly short space of time, music streaming has become the…
  • May 11

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. ASCAP collections top $1bn for the second consecutive year US performing rights organization ASCAP has reported a new…
Rank this Week: 857

German Trademark Law In A Nutshell

German Trademark Law In A Nutshell

Covers German and EU IP law.

http://german-trademark-blog.com
Rank this Week: 2365

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    CAFC in Immersion v. HTC case: same day continuation filing is all right

    CAFC in Immersion v. HTC case: same day continuation filing is all right
    This case involves one necessary condition, under 35U.S.C. § 120, for treating a patent application, filed as acontinuation of an earlier application, as having theearlier application’s filing date, not its own filing date.That…
  • Jun 22

    Judge Newman dissents in Ethicon v. Covidien,DENIAL ON PETITION FOR REHEARING EN BANC

    Judge Newman dissents in Ethicon v. Covidien,DENIAL ON PETITION FOR REHEARING EN BANC
    The term "rulemaking" appears four times in the dissent of Judge Newman.
  • Jun 20

    US Supreme Court on Cuozzo

    US Supreme Court on Cuozzo
    The Supreme Court had no trouble with the USPTO utilizing the BRI standard.The concurring opinion by Justice Thomas discussed issues with Chevron, and stated:The Court avoids those constitutional concerns today because the provision of the…
Rank this Week: 45

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Jun 22

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 6/22/16

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 6/22/16
    To the surprise of no one, Instagram is pretty popular; Samsung puts a billion dollars into the Internet of Things; the FCC’s trying to decide if radio noise is a problem; and there’s an approach to virtual reality that…
  • Jun 14

    Six Ways Site Design Can Potentially Render TOS Agreements Unenforceable

    Six Ways Site Design Can Potentially Render TOS Agreements Unenforceable
    Our recent posts on successful legal challenges to the arbitration clauses in browsewrap and clickwrap agreements have a theme in common—even the most thorough and well-worded agreement can be rendered unenforceable by website design.…
  • Jun 9

    Clickwrap Kryptonite: Don’t Let Site Design Undermine Your TOS

    Clickwrap Kryptonite: Don’t Let Site Design Undermine Your TOS
    We previously covered the developing legal issues with browsewrap agreements and the importance of reviewing and updating any such agreement to ensure users are bound to the terms. In a browsewrap agreement, the user’s assent to the…
Rank this Week: 1328

UnIntellectual Property

UnIntellectual Property

Highlights instances where an owner attempted to claim exclusive intellectual property rights in a trademark, copyright, or trade secret (and to a lesser extent patent) only to have a court of law, or other authority, declare no intellectual property rights exists. By Brian A. Hall.

http://unintellectualproperty.com/
  • Jun 22

    Copyright Law is so Fashionable

    Copyright Law is so Fashionable
    You Decide: Will the Supreme Court of the United States decide that stripes, chevrons, zigzags, and color blocks in cheerleader uniforms are subject to copyright protection?  If so, more robust copyright protection may come to fruition…
  • Feb 23

    Copyright Law Does Not Protect…the Law???

    Copyright Law Does Not Protect…the Law???
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Copyright in Letter of the Law A unique dispute has arisen between two online legal research companies. Lawriter LLC (known as Casemaker) was hired by the state of Georgia to publish the Georgia Administrative…
  • Jan 8

    New Year, New Trademark Law, and Now New Scandalous Trademarks Coming?

    New Year, New Trademark Law, and Now New Scandalous Trademarks Coming?
    Welcome to 2016.  While I’m excited for another year that will undoubtedly bring more examples of unintellectual property (UnIP), I wanted to touch on perhaps the largest trademark ruling that occurred at the end of 2015.  The…
Rank this Week: 3497

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: 524