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IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 5

    A landmark decision from the CJEU on private copying levies? Case C-463/12 Copydan Båndkopi

    A landmark decision from the CJEU on private copying levies? Case C-463/12 Copydan Båndkopi
    This morning the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its decision in Case C-463/12 Copydan Båndkopi, a reference for a preliminary ruling from Denmark, seeking clarification on key questions relating to the so-called…
  • Mar 5

    Breakdown in management-staff relations at the European Patent Office

    Breakdown in management-staff relations at the European Patent Office
    Merpel has received a very sad communication from the European Patent Office (EPO)  Described as "Open Letter from the representatives of the management during the GCC on 27.02.2015" it appears to describe a complete breakdown in…
  • Mar 5

    Wu-Tang Clanger -- or have the rappers got it right?

    Wu-Tang Clanger -- or have the rappers got it right?
    Old Kats occasionally come back as guest Kats, which is why this weblog is so pleased to give a hearty welcome to this post by emeritus Kat Catherine Lee (a.k.a. Cat the Kat). Recent readers may not know that Cat is the author of two of this…
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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
  • Mar 5

    Carly Fiorina says Innovation Act only benefits large corporations, not innovator

    Carly Fiorina says Innovation Act only benefits large corporations, not innovator
    Carly Fiorina: '[W]atch carefully who is supporting that [the Innovation Act]. It’s not the small it’s the big. It’s the big companies whose ongoing economic benefit depends upon their ability to acquire innovations and…
  • Mar 5

    Senator Coons – Patents are about the American Dream

    Senator Coons – Patents are about the American Dream
    Senator Coons: ''[P]atents are not just foundational. Patents are really about the American Dream. They are about what it means to come to this country or be from this country and believe in the possibility that you and a team of folks that…
  • Mar 5

    LexisNexis TotalPatent Launches Improved Version of Semantic Search

    LexisNexis TotalPatent Launches Improved Version of Semantic Search
    Semantic search through TotalPatent has been recently refined to deliver search results that are more relevant and precise than ever, and do not require complex Boolean searches. The latest release builds on the past six years of development…
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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/
  • Mar 5

    Carly Fiorina says Innovation Act only benefits large corporations, not innovator

    Carly Fiorina says Innovation Act only benefits large corporations, not innovator
    Carly Fiorina: '[W]atch carefully who is supporting that [the Innovation Act]. It’s not the small it’s the big. It’s the big companies whose ongoing economic benefit depends upon their ability to acquire innovations and…
  • Mar 5

    Senator Coons – Patents are about the American Dream

    Senator Coons – Patents are about the American Dream
    Senator Coons: ''[P]atents are not just foundational. Patents are really about the American Dream. They are about what it means to come to this country or be from this country and believe in the possibility that you and a team of folks that…
  • Mar 5

    LexisNexis TotalPatent Launches Improved Version of Semantic Search

    LexisNexis TotalPatent Launches Improved Version of Semantic Search
    Semantic search through TotalPatent has been recently refined to deliver search results that are more relevant and precise than ever, and do not require complex Boolean searches. The latest release builds on the past six years of development…
Rank this Week: 2668

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 5

    Irreparable harm webinar tomorrow

    Irreparable harm webinar tomorrow
    Please click on the link below to register for a timely lunchtime teleseminar where our panel of experts will address the status of “irreparable harm” in Lanham Act false advertising cases. Recent cases have suggested that…
  • Mar 4

    UK ad regulator finds Israel falsely advertised

    UK ad regulator finds Israel falsely advertised
    By implying that the Old City of Jerusalem was recognized as being in Israel, rather than in occupied Palestinian territories.  File under: having the First Amendment makes the US very…
  • Mar 2

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech
    First Resort, Inc. v. Herrera, No. C 11-5534 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 20, 2015)     The court rejected a facial challenge to San Francisco’s Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance, “aimed at ensuring…
Rank this Week: 69

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
Rank this Week: 51

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

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

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Mar 5

    Soft(knit)ware: Wearing Your Social Media

    Soft(knit)ware: Wearing Your Social Media
    The MIT Media Lab has just developed a new way to exhibit social media to the outside world. The lab’s Fluid Interfaces Group has created a “Social Textiles” T-shirt that alerts the wearer with a vibration in the collar when…
  • Mar 3

    California’s Strawberry War Comes to an End

    California’s Strawberry War Comes to an End
    With an optimistic eye towards the coming spring, I thought it relevant to discuss one of springtime’s sweetest fruits: strawberries. Most Americans can enjoy the sweet, red berries year-round thanks to the advent of greenhouses.…
  • Mar 3

    Google Fights Back Against Broader Hacking Powers for FBI

    Google Fights Back Against Broader Hacking Powers for FBI
    Google is using its weight as a technology giant to make it difficult for the Department of Justice to quietly amend the rules involving search warrants for electronically stored media. The company characterizes this amendment as allowing the…
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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/
  • Mar 5

    More on Valuing the Public Domain

    More on Valuing the Public Domain
    Michael Risch previously posted on the study by Paul Heald, Kris Erickson, and Martin Kretschmer on the value of public domain photographs on Wikipedia. Those authors, along with Fabian Homberg and Dinusha Mendis, have posted a new paper,…
  • Mar 2

    Is Patent Discovery Different?

    Is Patent Discovery Different?
    Greg Reilly (Cal. Western School of Law) has posted Linking Patent Reform and Civil Litigation Reform.The article considers whether discovery reform in patent cases should be viewed in a vacuum. The abstract:Patent reform increasingly focuses…
  • Feb 26

    GW Law Review Symposium on Patentable Subject Matter

    GW Law Review Symposium on Patentable Subject Matter
    The George Washington Law Review has published its symposium on "Cracking the Code: Ongoing § 101 Patentability Concerns in Biotechnology and Computer Software." Here are the five contributions:Paul R. Michel, The Supreme Court Saps…
Rank this Week: 911

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
  • Mar 5

    Government "Clarifies" Its Stance on NSL Gag Order

    Government "Clarifies" Its Stance on NSL Gag Order
    It seems the government doesn't know where it stands when it comes to national security letters (NSLs). National security letters are the investigative tool that the FBI uses to obtain information from companies as part of national…
  • Mar 5

    A New Bill in Paraguay Would Destroy Online Privacy

    A New Bill in Paraguay Would Destroy Online Privacy
    Today, the Paraguayan House of Representatives postponed for eight days a mandatory data retention proposal. The bill, if passed, will require Paraguayan telecom providers to store highly personal information about their customers Internet…
  • Mar 4

    EFF Joins Civil Society and Computer Security Experts to Call for Rejection of Flawed Cybersecurity Legislation

    EFF Joins Civil Society and Computer Security Experts to Call for Rejection of Flawed Cybersecurity Legislation
    EFF has joined 26 civil society organizations and 22 computer security experts in a letter that calls on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to reject the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA). CISA, currently only…
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The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
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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

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
  • Mar 5

    An Overview of Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plan

    An Overview of Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plan
    By: Joe Marrow   Officers, directors and other insiders (“Company Insiders”) of publicly-traded companies use Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans (a “10b5-1 Plan”) to buy and sell company stock at predetermined times so…
  • Mar 5

    Upcoming Boston IE Club Panel at Venture Cafe

    Upcoming Boston IE Club Panel at Venture Cafe
    On Wednesday March 11, 2015, Innovation & Enterprise Business Club (The IE Club) will host an event entitled “Successful Partnerships Between Large And Small Companies Building Great Success With… Very Different…
  • Mar 4

    Insights on Corporate Venture Capital

    Insights on Corporate Venture Capital
    Last week, MBBP’s Scott Bleier attended a panel discussion hosted by the Johnson & Johnson Boston Innovation Center, which featured three corporate venture capitalists from Sanofi-Genzyme Bioventures, Boehringer Ingelheim Venture…
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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/
Rank this Week: 1532

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 80

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 5

    Need for consistent message on biofuel support

    Need for consistent message on biofuel support
    Biomass Magazine quotes the head of POET:--Jeff Lautt, CEO of Poet LLC, spoke about the synergies between first generation ethanol production and cellulosic development. He noted Poet’s cellulosic joint venture with Royal DSM…
  • Mar 5

    Michelle Lee to be confirmed by Senate

    Michelle Lee to be confirmed by Senate
    TheHill predicts an easy confirmation vote for Michelle Lee in the US Senate. The post noted:--Lee, a former Google executive who has been leading the Patent Office on an acting basis since early 2014, has promised to continue the push to…
  • Mar 5

    Dispute over a patent deal in Dalla

    Dispute over a patent deal in Dalla
    An article in the Dallas Business Journal includes the text:--Dallas inventor Andrew Silver is suing Dallas-based TableTop Media LLC, doing business as Ziosk, for more than $3.5 million, claiming that the technology company breached a patent…
Rank this Week: 47

Jackson White Intellectual…

Jackson White Intellectual Property Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-ip-attorney/blog/
  • Mar 5

    YouTube Paid $1 Billion to Copyright Holder

    YouTube Paid $1 Billion to Copyright Holder
    YouTube has reportedly paid out a whopping $1 billion to various copyright holders since 2007 as part of the Google’s Content ID program. Content ID Program According to Google, the program scans 400 years’ worth of content daily…
  • Mar 3

    UK Legislation Makes Changes to Copyright Law

    UK Legislation Makes Changes to Copyright Law
    Previously, individuals using clips of films, television shows, or songs could have been sued if they did not have consent. However, recent changes in UK legislation will change that. The new laws allow the use of the material as long The…
  • Feb 26

    Trademark Battle with Del Taco Will Decide Naugles’ Fate

    Trademark Battle with Del Taco Will Decide Naugles’ Fate
    It has been over two decades since the merger of Naugles and Del Taco. With the merge in 1988, many of the Naugles changed to Del Tacos, and eventually died out. To this day, Del Taco claims there is a The post Trademark Battle with Del Taco…
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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
  • Mar 5

    Art and Law In Dire Need of Relevancy

    Art and Law In Dire Need of Relevancy
    I’ve been meaning to jot down some thoughts on last weekend’s art and law conference at Yale Law School. This morning I read Colby Chamberlain’s remarks via Artforum, and I must say he is seriously on-point. The…
  • Mar 3

    Why Art Is a Unique Asset Cla

    Why Art Is a Unique Asset Cla
    Twelve main reasons, according to Nouriel Roubini.
  • Mar 3

    Beastie Boys Get Permanent Injunction Against Monster

    Beastie Boys Get Permanent Injunction Against Monster
    Interesting outcome to a copyright/trademark case. You may remember that last year The Beastie Boys won a major copyright infringement case against Monster Energy drink. Last month, a New York district court granted The Beastie Boys’…
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Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

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

    ARIPO launches online search system

    ARIPO launches online search system
    After 18 months of dedicated assistancefrom Korea International Cooperation Agency, ARIPO has developed a fully searchable online IP tool. ARIPO has been a destination of choice for many patent holders to cover a large African region cost…
  • Mar 5

    IP policies in Africa no.53: Zambia

    IP policies in Africa no.53: Zambia
    Zambia adopted a national IP policy in 2010, which, surprisingly, is not publicly available either on WIPOLex or Zambian government websites. However, it should be possible to obtain the policy from the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and…
  • Mar 5

    South Africa: Rreport on a DTI consultative meeting on patent examination reform

    South Africa: Rreport on a DTI consultative meeting on patent examination reform
    Yesterday, this Leo reported here that a consultative meeting had been hosted by the DTI on copyright reform on 24 February 2015. Today, she's reporting on an earlier meeting on patent law reform hosted on 9 February 2015 by the DTI  and…
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inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Mar 5

    Design Protection Goes Global: The Hague Agreement Will Change Industrial Design Strategie

    Design Protection Goes Global: The Hague Agreement Will Change Industrial Design Strategie
    Guest post by John Nemazi, Co-chair of Brooks Kushman's patent prosecution group: On February, 13, 2015, the U.S. took a major step towards implementing the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs by…
  • Feb 27

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
     Good afternoon. Here are the latest headlines in foreign patent filing news for the week of February 23rd: According to the European Patent Office medical technology topped the list of technical fields with the highest volume of…
  • Feb 24

    inovia’s Spring Event Schedule

    inovia’s Spring Event Schedule
    Good afternoon! We are attending numerous events from Stockholm to San Diego throughout the upcoming months. There's a good chance we might be in your area. So read on and get in touch with an inovia office near you to … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1668

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Mar 5

    Winston Files Trademark for "Famous Jameis"

    Winston Files Trademark for "Famous Jameis"
    IPNews® - Jameis Winston, who is the likely number one NFL draft pick, is looking to trademark his nickname “Famous Jameis.” Jameis Winston was nicknamed “Famous Jameis” long before his outstanding college football…
  • Feb 24

    Katy Perry Files Trademark for "Left Shark"

    Katy Perry Files Trademark for "Left Shark"
    IPNews® - The battle over “Left Shark” is not over as Katy Perry’s lawyers have moved the scuffle into the realm of Trademarks. The battle over the Super Bowl’s “Left Shark” did not end once copyright…
  • Feb 19

    China Fines Qualcomm And Demands Patent Re-licensing

    China Fines Qualcomm And Demands Patent Re-licensing
    IPNews® - Qualcomm was recently fined $975 million for being in violation of China’s anti-monopoly law related to patent licensing. As the primary producer of smartphone chips and related technology, Qualcomm allegedly abused its…
Rank this Week: 922

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 326

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
  • Mar 5

    Getting it Wrong: Split Decision for

    Getting it Wrong: Split Decision for
    The Easy Group Limited which owns a family of marks with the prefix “easy” has been complainant in a good number of UDRP proceedings. It mostly prevails against domain name holders who connect “easy” with qualifiers…
  • Mar 2

    Mediation, the Talking Cure

    Mediation, the Talking Cure
    This article was published March 2, 2015 by Industry Today. The origin of disputes is friction: “the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another.” Unless taken in hand there is a sure progression from…
  • Feb 15

    Garnishing Domain Names for Unpaid Debt

    Garnishing Domain Names for Unpaid Debt
    Initially, in the far distant past, in the mid-1990s, domain names were seen primarily as addresses in cyberspace — much like telephone numbers or postal addresses to which they were analogized — rather than as assets of value in…
Rank this Week: 581

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 5

    Comcast Streaming of NBC Broadcast Content

    Comcast Streaming of NBC Broadcast Content
                NBC soon will join the ranks of content providers offering a streaming option to cord cutters and mobile consumers.  See, e.g.,…
  • Feb 26

    Federalism Versus Balkanization and Muni Wi-Fi

    Federalism Versus Balkanization and Muni Wi-Fi
             While most attention today focused on the FCC’s Open Internet, I was intrigued with the discussion—make that righteous indignation—presented by Commission’s Pai on the…
  • Feb 26

    A Very Preliminary and Tentative Summary of the FCC’s Open Internet Order

    A Very Preliminary and Tentative Summary of the FCC’s Open Internet Order
                I have prepared a tentative summary of the FCC’s Open Internet Order based on pre-releasedocuments as well as what transpired at the Commission meeting today (Feb. 26,…
Rank this Week: 1521

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Mar 5

    142 Trademark Registrations Issued to Indiana Companies in February 2015

    142 Trademark Registrations Issued to Indiana Companies in February 2015
    The U.S. Trademark Office issued the following 142 trademark registrations to persons and businesses in Indiana in February 2015 based on applications filed by Indiana trademark attorneys: Serial Number Reg. Number Word Mark …
  • Mar 4

    Indiana Patent Litigation: TreeStuff Sued for Patent Infringement

    Indiana Patent Litigation: TreeStuff Sued for Patent Infringement
    Indianapolis, Indiana - An Indiana patent attorney for Sherrill, Inc. of Greensboro, North Carolina ("Sherrill") filed a patent infringement complaint in the Southern District of Indiana alleging that TreeStuff, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana…
  • Feb 27

    Copyright Law: Federal Circuit Upholds $540,000 in Royalties for USPS Copyright Infringement

    Copyright Law: Federal Circuit Upholds $540,000 in Royalties for USPS Copyright Infringement
    Washington, D.C. - The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a royalty award in Gaylord v. United States for copyright infringement committed by the United States Postal Service. Frank Gaylord, a World War II…
Rank this Week: 845

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Mar 5

    Dentist Claiming to Own Copyright in Patient’s Negative Comments about Her Misused Copyright Law

    Dentist Claiming to Own Copyright in Patient’s Negative Comments about Her Misused Copyright Law
    Ben mentioned yesterday in his post this case about a dentist using copyright to suppress speech. Going to the dentist is not particularly pleasant, but, at least, one does not usually expect to have to consult a copyright attorney before…
  • Mar 4

    THE COPYCAT - takedowns, takeaways and turnaround

    THE COPYCAT - takedowns, takeaways and turnaround
    Is Aereo on the way back? Eight months after losing its legal battle with television networks, the failed watch-TV-on-the-Internet startup held an auction for its assets - and interestingly its trademarks and customer list, which went to TiVo…
  • Mar 3

    Copyright Law and More

    Copyright Law and More
    Copyright Law and More is the catchy title of a special course that will be running at UCL, University of London from Monday 18 May to Friday 22 May 2015. The venue is UCL's lovely and historical Faculty of Laws building, Bentham House,…
Rank this Week: 4238

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Single-Letter Trademark Battles: Who Gets the W for “W”?

    Single-Letter Trademark Battles: Who Gets the W for “W”?
    How much trouble can a double-U make?  If you’ve been following this blog over the years, you know the answer: quite a lot. This blog has written extensively on the trials and tribulations that may accompany single-letter trademark…
  • Mar 4

    Deck Stacked Against HOUSE OF CARDS

    Deck Stacked Against HOUSE OF CARDS
    No spoilers here, I promise.  Like many Americans since it was released on Friday, I’ve been binge-watching Season 3 of House of Cards.  If you haven’t watched the program, available only on Netflix, it’s a…
  • Mar 3

    Thoughts on the New Mitchell|Hamline Law School

    Thoughts on the New Mitchell|Hamline Law School
    - Draeke Weseman, Weseman Law Office, PLLC Naming is a tricky business with important marketing and trademark considerations.  Recently, two Minnesota law schools, William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline Law School, took up this…
Rank this Week: 199

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Copyright In A Logo, Innocent Smoothies, And Informal Contracts.

    Copyright In A Logo, Innocent Smoothies, And Informal Contracts.
    The trouble with disregarding formalities, like legal agreements, is that even minor disagreements have the propensity to escalate into disputes. An imperfect recollection of the terms of a contract is unlikely to escalate if the contentious…
  • Feb 27

    Patent Troll Problems – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

    Patent Troll Problems – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
    A recent case, Smartflash LLC v. Apple Inc, which Apple described as a prime example of why the US patent system is flawed, saw the company ordered to pay over $500 million in damages. Smartflash LLC, a Texas-based entity, sued Apple in May…
  • Feb 10

    International Business & Globalisation Of IP

    International Business & Globalisation Of IP
    Nowadays many businesses are global from day one. Even though you may just operate out of a bedroom in your home, when you sell online, you are potentially doing business in every country worldwide. The post International Business &…
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The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 5

    Precedential No. 6: "PMONEY" Confusable with "POPMONEY" for Electronic Funds Transfer, Says TTAB

    Precedential No. 6: "PMONEY" Confusable with "POPMONEY" for Electronic Funds Transfer, Says TTAB
    The Board highly commended the parties for choosing to resolve this Section 2(d) opposition via the ACR regime. The parties agreed to forego discovery and disclosures, and submitted stipulations of facts and briefs with attached evidence,…
  • Mar 4

    CAFC Affirms TTAB: a Service Mark is Not in "Use" Until the Services are Rendered

    CAFC Affirms TTAB: a Service Mark is Not in "Use" Until the Services are Rendered
    The CAFC affirmed a decision of the TTAB (here) that ordered cancellation of a registration for the mark PLAYDOM for certain entertainment services. The appellate court agreed with the Board that the registration was void ab initio…
  • Mar 3

    TTAB Posts March 2015 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts March 2015 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled eight (VIII) oral hearings for the month of March, as listed below. Seven of the hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. The hearing in the…
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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/
  • Mar 5

    Not Business as Usual for In-House Counsel

    Not Business as Usual for In-House Counsel
    Anton R. Valukas, for Jenner & Block, Report to Board of Directors of General Motors Company Regarding Ignition Switch Recalls (2014).W. Bradley WendelOne of the most interesting things written about professional responsibility in 2014 is…
  • Mar 4

    Big Data and Deterrence

    Big Data and Deterrence
    Zenon Zabinski and Bernard Black, The Deterrent Effect of Tort Law: Evidence from Medical Malpractice Reform, available at SSRN.Nora EngstromIn a provocative new piece, Zenon Zabinski and Bernard Black address one of the most stubborn…
  • Mar 3

    So Who, at the End of the Day, Owns Google (or Apple, or Microsoft, or Pfizer…)?

    So Who, at the End of the Day, Owns Google (or Apple, or Microsoft, or Pfizer…)?
    Chris William Sanchirico, As American as Apple Inc.: International Tax and Ownership Nationality, 68 Tax. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Omri MarianAs I was sitting down to draft this review of Chris Sanchirico’s paper, I…
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Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    The Undeniable Tour Update – First Sponsors Announced

    The Undeniable Tour Update – First Sponsors Announced
    I have been working on The Undeniable Tour since July 2014, shortly after I finished reading Jason Zook’s book Creativity for Sale. It’s hard to believe that it’s happening in only a few weeks! I’m happy to announce…
  • Mar 2

    Google Reverses Ban on Porn on Blogger Site

    Google Reverses Ban on Porn on Blogger Site
    Last month Google announced an upcoming change in its terms of service that would ban all pornography from Blogger sites. (Blogger is Google’s blogging platform.) This change would have been retroactive and impacted some users who have…
  • Feb 25

    The Undeniable Tour Update – Everything’s Coming Together

    The Undeniable Tour Update – Everything’s Coming Together
    It’s hard to believe that The Undeniable Tour is less than a month away. At this point I feel like all the pieces are starting to lock into place. I booked my flights and most of my lodging. I’m going to be staying in hostels and…
Rank this Week: 1916

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Mar 4

    STRONG Patents Act Would Fix Micro Entity Gap

    STRONG Patents Act Would Fix Micro Entity Gap
    Senator Coons (D-Del) has introduced patent reform legislation that is similar to but different from the Goodlatte Innovation Act pending in the House. One section of S. 632 that does not have a parallel in H.R. 9 relates to micro entity…
  • Mar 1

    Federal Circuit Upholds Patent Term Adjustment Deduction For IDS Filed After Restriction Requirement

    Federal Circuit Upholds Patent Term Adjustment Deduction For IDS Filed After Restriction Requirement
    In Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Lee, the Federal Circuit upheld the USPTO’s interpretation of the Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) statute as permitting the USPTO to charge “Applicant Delay” when an Information Disclosure Statement…
  • Feb 25

    A Second Look At The Innovation Act Obviousness Type Double Patenting Statute

    A Second Look At The Innovation Act Obviousness Type Double Patenting Statute
    When the Innovation Act first was introduced, I was skeptical of the proposed obviousness-type double patenting statute. I did not understand why some thought that patents that fall under the First-Inventor-To-File provisions of the American…
Rank this Week: 1795

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Mar 4

    STRONG Patents Act of 2015 -- An Alternative Patent Reform Bill

    STRONG Patents Act of 2015 -- An Alternative Patent Reform Bill
    By Andrew Williams -- Yesterday, Sen. Christopher Coons (D-DE), Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) introduced the "Support Technology and Research for Our Nation's Growth (STRONG) Patents Act of 2015." What is unique…
  • Mar 3

    Guest Post: $2.6 Billion Per Drug: Is Your Patent Portfolio Strong Enough to Protect Your Investment?

    Guest Post: $2.6 Billion Per Drug: Is Your Patent Portfolio Strong Enough to Protect Your Investment?
    By Cambria Alpha-Cobb* and Anthony D. Sabatelli** -- Late last year, the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD) released a number that would cause jaws to drop all around the healthcare world. The estimated cost for developing…
  • Mar 2

    Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    Filing of IDS after Response to Restriction Requirement Constitutes Failure to Engage in Reasonable Efforts to Conclude Prosecution By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, in Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Lee, the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision by the…
Rank this Week: 65

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Mar 4

    Book Review: A Triumph of Geniu

    Book Review: A Triumph of Geniu
    A Triumph of Genius,By: Ronald K. Fierstein Review by Roland Casillas With the amount of interesting facts that were packed into this book, it is hard to create a chronological summary of what developed throughout Edwin Land’s life…
  • Mar 3

    Pacing Tech. v. Garmin Int’l: Disavowal in Claim Construction of “repetitive motion pacing system.“

    Pacing Tech. v. Garmin Int’l: Disavowal in Claim Construction of “repetitive motion pacing system.“
    Category: Claim Construction    By: Jesus Hernandez, Blog Editor/Contributor   TitlePacing Tech., LLC v. Garmin Int'l, Inc., No. 2014-1396 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 18, 2015).IssueOn appeal, the parties dispute…
  • Feb 27

    Memorylink v. Motorola: Sufficiency of Consideration in an Assignment

    Memorylink v. Motorola: Sufficiency of Consideration in an Assignment
    Category: Civil Procedure    By: Christian Hannon, Contributor  TitleMemorylink v. Motorola Solutions, No. 2014-1186 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 5, 2014 ).IssueMemorylink Corp. (“Memorylink”) appeals from…
Rank this Week: 4182

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 299

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 4

    A Whole New League Of Online Dating?

    A Whole New League Of Online Dating?
    By Naazaneen Hodjat “You’re smart, busy & ambitious. You don’t need a dating app to get a date—you’re too popular as it is. But you should join The League.” The League is a new online dating app that is…
  • Mar 2

    Left Shark Still Not “All Right”: The Legal Battle Continues With New Trademark Claim

    Left Shark Still Not “All Right”: The Legal Battle Continues With New Trademark Claim
    By Julie Liu In the most entertaining legal battle to develop out of Super Bowl XLIX, Katy Perry has famously attempted to copyright Left Shark, the much-celebrated Internet phenomenon of the month. In a more recent development, Perry has…
  • Feb 27

    Governing Habitats on The Moon

    Governing Habitats on The Moon
    By Talia Loucks No one from Earth has been to the moon since 1972, but Google’s Lunar XPRIZE has sparked an interest in returning. The Lunar XPRIZE is a race to the moon in which competitors must land a robot safely on the moon and send…
Rank this Week: 948

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
Rank this Week: 4846

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/
  • Mar 4

    Trois Petits Cochon Huffs and Puffs at Three Little Pigs Charcuterie & Salumi

    Trois Petits Cochon Huffs and Puffs at Three Little Pigs Charcuterie & Salumi
    Since my colleague Jack Wheat has designated the entire week as “pork week,” I have been asked to write on a pig-related theme.  Writing on this theme is not new to me – I previously wrote about how a hog call could…
  • Mar 3

    Trademark Territoriality – Where You Use Your Mark Still Matter

    Trademark Territoriality – Where You Use Your Mark Still Matter
    How do you know where to register your trademark? Trademark rights have been traditionally tied to geography. In the U.S. and in many other countries, a trademark owner only has rights in a mark to the extent she has used the mark in the…
  • Mar 2

    Restaurateurs Squeal When Ramsay Registers “THE SPOTTED PIG”

    Restaurateurs Squeal When Ramsay Registers “THE SPOTTED PIG”
    Restauranteurs wanted to hogtie Gordon Ramsay when they found out he’d applied to register the mark THE SPOTTED PIG in the United Kingdom.On October 2, 2012, Ramsay, a famous British television chef, applied to register the mark in the…
Rank this Week: 4288

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Mar 4

    “Use in Commerce” Requires Actual, Not Intended, Use

    “Use in Commerce” Requires Actual, Not Intended, Use
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) When applying to register a trademark or service mark, one of the key requirements…
  • Mar 3

    The Western District of Pennsylvania Weighs in on the Admissibility of Facebook Post

    The Western District of Pennsylvania Weighs in on the Admissibility of Facebook Post
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. In Newill v. Campbell Transp. Co., plaintiff sought to preclude defendant from introducing several of his Facebook posts into evidence on the bases…
  • Jan 22

    SCOTUS Decides That the Issue of Trademark “Tacking” Is One for a Jury

    SCOTUS Decides That the Issue of Trademark “Tacking” Is One for a Jury
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. This week the United States Supreme Court determined that a jury should decide the issue of whether “tacking” can be used by a trademark…
Rank this Week: 1700

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Mar 4

    This is More Like Going Steady

    This is More Like Going Steady
    So analogizes Amanda Palmer in announcing her new Patreon: Kickstarter is like a date; Patreon is more like going steady. Palmer is already well experienced with a couple successful Kickstarters, as well as having taken a lot of flak over…
  • Feb 27

    Counting E-Book Sales is a Dark Art

    Counting E-Book Sales is a Dark Art
    I swear I'm not entirely going to turn Copyfight into a blog of "people Alan Wexelblat is interested in who do interesting copyright things." It's just that kind of month. With that said, Ferret Steinmetz has just published his first novel,…
  • Feb 24

    Or You Could Double Down on Being an Idiot

    Or You Could Double Down on Being an Idiot
    I'm a fan of the blog "Ask A Manager" written by Alison Green. In her Feb 23 post, she reports on a frustrating set of interactions among herself, another blog reader who had employed a resume-writing service, and people from that service…
Rank this Week: 172

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
  • Mar 4

    What every startup needs to hear about patent

    What every startup needs to hear about patent
    Fatih Ozluturk is a prolific inventor, with 186 issued patents and 181 pending patent applications. His inventions have been licensed to every major cellular company, and have generated over $1 billion in licensing revenue. Today,…
  • Mar 2

    On the record with former WIPO Deputy Director Jim Pooley

    On the record with former WIPO Deputy Director Jim Pooley
    James Pooley is a U.S. patent attorney with over 35 years’ experience as a successful Silicon Valley trial lawyer. Most recently, however, Pooley spent 5 years in Geneva, Switzerland as a diplomat and manager of the international patent…
  • Feb 17

    USPTO Releases 101 Guidance and Illustrative Example

    USPTO Releases 101 Guidance and Illustrative Example
    Recently, the United States Patent and Trademark Office released several patent eligible subject matter examples, which together with the recently released patent eligibility guidance will give applicants, patent prosecutors and patent…
Rank this Week: 699

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/
  • Mar 4

    Adware Advertiser Sidesteps Liability

    Adware Advertiser Sidesteps Liability
    This case involves a browser plug-in from IMS, whose affiliates allegedly surreptitiously installed the plug-in on users’ computers. The plug-in allegedly caused pop-up ads to appear when users visited designated websites. Reed Elsevier…
  • Feb 25

    Which Was Dumber–Trash-Talking Tweeting, Or The Decision To Prosecute For It?

    Which Was Dumber–Trash-Talking Tweeting, Or The Decision To Prosecute For It?
    Robert Metzinger made the following four tweets during the 2013 World Series in St. Louis: Going to be tailgating with a #PressureCooker during games 3-4-5 in #STL during #WorldSeries. #STLStrong #GoCards #postseason from Springfield, MO.…
  • Feb 25

    Blogiversary Bonus! A Video Interview About the Blog

    Blogiversary Bonus! A Video Interview About the Blog
    Earlier this month, we celebrated the blog’s 10 year anniversary. In preparation for the anniversary, my RA Addam suggested making a video to help celebrate. After all, we don’t normally generate video content, so I thought it…
Rank this Week: 104

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Mar 4

    What is 'Blocking IP'?: Why You Should Care When Licensing Source Code

    What is 'Blocking IP'?: Why You Should Care When Licensing Source Code
    By Isabel De Obaldia A client this week asked me to help him with a source code license. What started as a simple request with crafting a paragraph inevitably grew due to the concept of “blocking intellectual property.” While I…
  • Feb 20

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP
    By Elena Varese Eponymous companies and use of the designer’s personal name: Mr. Alviero Martini vs. Alviero Martini S.p.A. Alviero Martini recently decided to bring an appeal against the decision of the Court of Milan, in the…
  • Feb 20

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP
    By Roberto Valenti The new Italian Patent Box: an interesting measure for the fashion industry The Italian Parliament recently approved the so called Stability Law 2015, a bill containing a number of measures aimed at revitalizing the Italian…
Rank this Week: 1393

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Mar 4

    Federal Circuit rules on PLAYDOM service mark

    Federal Circuit rules on PLAYDOM service mark
    A common question in trademark law is what constitutes “use” in commerce of a service mark. The answer is often complicated and fact driven. This week the Federal Circuit clarified the question in its ruling in David Couture v.…
  • Feb 21

    Our 2015 Oscar Prediction

    Our 2015 Oscar Prediction
    The 87th Academy Awards are this Sunday, officially wrapping up award season for 2015. Neil Patrick Harris will host this year’s show, and hopefully deliver the same type of enthusiasm and enjoyment from his previous hosting gigs at the…
  • Feb 12

    Counterfeit and “Knock-off” Goods Sold Online & The Battle to Prevent Trademark Infringement

    Counterfeit and “Knock-off” Goods Sold Online & The Battle to Prevent Trademark Infringement
    By: Justin Maya Even before the United States was formed, businesses already recognized the importance of brands in everyday life.  Today, this is especially true in the Internet and smartphone world where its 3 Billion users worldwide…
Rank this Week: 2739

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Mar 4

    Why Are We Surprised When Infringers Lie?

    Why Are We Surprised When Infringers Lie?
    Putting salt in the wound, photographers and other creatives often are even more frustrated when infringers don’t make things right when accused. Such was the case for a Alison Green at www.askamanager.org when she discovered…
  • Feb 25

    Congressional Hearings re Copyright on Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Congressional Hearings re Copyright on Thursday, February 26, 2015
    On February 26, 2015, the Congress will hold two separate hearings relating to the functions and funding of the U.S. Copyright Office. Both hearings will begin at 1:30 pm and will be streamed through the respective Committee websites. The…
  • Feb 23

    Take Action-Remind The 114th Congress That Copyright Is Vital to Creative

    Take Action-Remind The 114th Congress That Copyright Is Vital to Creative
    From the Copyright Alliance: As the new Congress convenes in D.C. and takes up important copyright issues, please sign this letter reminding Congress of the vital role that copyright, free expression, creativity and innovation continue to…
Rank this Week: 332

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers copyright and intellectual property law. By the Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC.

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Mar 4

    Why Are We Surprised When Infringers Lie?

    Why Are We Surprised When Infringers Lie?
    Putting salt in the wound, photographers and other creatives often are even more frustrated when infringers don’t make things right when accused. Such was the case for a Alison Green at www.askamanager.org when she discovered…
  • Feb 25

    Congressional Hearings re Copyright on Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Congressional Hearings re Copyright on Thursday, February 26, 2015
    On February 26, 2015, the Congress will hold two separate hearings relating to the functions and funding of the U.S. Copyright Office. Both hearings will begin at 1:30 pm and will be streamed through the respective Committee websites. The…
  • Feb 23

    Take Action-Remind The 114th Congress That Copyright Is Vital to Creative

    Take Action-Remind The 114th Congress That Copyright Is Vital to Creative
    From the Copyright Alliance: As the new Congress convenes in D.C. and takes up important copyright issues, please sign this letter reminding Congress of the vital role that copyright, free expression, creativity and innovation continue to…
Rank this Week: 2670

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Mar 4

    More of the same, but with sanction

    More of the same, but with sanction
    This morning something — call it intuition; call it server logs — made me go back and look at what was going in with a case I blogged about in December of 2014,  Philippe Charriol Ltd. v. A’lor Int’l Ltd.  At…
  • Feb 27

    Best of 2005: Power Line: Mary Mapes is a Year Late, and Way Short on Logic

    Best of 2005: Power Line: Mary Mapes is a Year Late, and Way Short on Logic
    First posted on September 30, 2005. The Powerline blog, appropriately, undertakes the definitive (if only preliminary) deconstruction and rebuttal of journalistic fraud Mary Mapes’s new revisionist history on the topic of last…
  • Feb 27

    Best of 2011: The seven habits of highly annoying lawyer

    Best of 2011: The seven habits of highly annoying lawyer
    First posted on February 4, 2011. Or, perhaps, the companies that hire them.  Let’s see if we can find all seven in this highly effective – certainly highly earnest! — item from Mark Malek at the Tactical IP…
Rank this Week: 146