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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
  • Dec 21

    PTO Guidance Offers Keys to Patent Eligibility for Crucial Information Age Patent

    PTO Guidance Offers Keys to Patent Eligibility for Crucial Information Age Patent
    Despite the improvements that could reopen the door for important patents in important fields, the Guidelines seem far from perfect. But how could they be, given that they seek to harmonize the mushy judicial activism underlying Section 101…
  • Dec 21

    Surviving §101 Step 2: Is there ‘Significantly More’?

    Surviving §101 Step 2: Is there ‘Significantly More’?
    Earlier this year the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Alice Corp. v CLS Bank Int’l, which applied the Mayo 2-part test to computer-implemented subject matter.[2] The 2-part test asks: (1) whether the claims at issue are directed to…
  • Dec 20

    The Walt Disney Company – An Innovative and Creative Pioneer

    The Walt Disney Company – An Innovative and Creative Pioneer
    A strong sense of innovation runs through the entire operations of the Walt Disney Company and the many forms of entertainment media developed by the corporation. For decades, Disney has benefitted from the work of its Imagineering teams,…
Rank this Week: 148

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/
  • Dec 21

    PTO Guidance Offers Keys to Patent Eligibility for Crucial Information Age Patent

    PTO Guidance Offers Keys to Patent Eligibility for Crucial Information Age Patent
    Despite the improvements that could reopen the door for important patents in important fields, the Guidelines seem far from perfect. But how could they be, given that they seek to harmonize the mushy judicial activism underlying Section 101…
  • Dec 21

    Surviving §101 Step 2: Is there ‘Significantly More’?

    Surviving §101 Step 2: Is there ‘Significantly More’?
    Earlier this year the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Alice Corp. v CLS Bank Int’l, which applied the Mayo 2-part test to computer-implemented subject matter.[2] The 2-part test asks: (1) whether the claims at issue are directed to…
  • Dec 20

    The Walt Disney Company – An Innovative and Creative Pioneer

    The Walt Disney Company – An Innovative and Creative Pioneer
    A strong sense of innovation runs through the entire operations of the Walt Disney Company and the many forms of entertainment media developed by the corporation. For decades, Disney has benefitted from the work of its Imagineering teams,…
Rank this Week: 2667

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
  • Dec 21

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-12-20

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-12-20
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-12-13: Vietnam composer takes legal action against music do… http://t.co/cA4Nddttxn -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-12-13 http://t.co/VoGVMSPjJo ->…
  • Dec 20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-19
    Sony cyberattack: what is Obama going to do about it? http://t.co/mggfMtde6B -> A Market Researcher’s Perspective on CASL http://t.co/YQDr15hJKC -> Microsoft: Irish data disclosure case 'fundamental to the future of global…
  • Dec 19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-18
    New Report Shows Copyright Added $1.1 Trillion To Economy https://t.co/sdaNUPhXPe -> Photographers, Don't Think You Need to Register Your Copyrights? Think Again – Huffington Post http://t.co/UqSnukIJjc -> The Sony Hack Shows How…
Rank this Week: 573

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Dec 21

    The long winter of Russia’s economic failure

    The long winter of Russia’s economic failure
    When Russian bankers met Monday night and decided to raise their interest rates to 17% in a surprise move, it was the equivalent to a yelled message in which the only word one can understand is "run". No further interpretation is needed.
  • Nov 23

    Global forces drive digital business and Amazon readies to join the travel biz

    Global forces drive digital business and Amazon readies to join the travel biz
    Google reconsiders doing business in Chiga, and the EU wonders aloud about breaking Google up. Amazon readies to enter the travel biz, US TV focuses on shows that translate globally, and Netflix pursues the "old people" demographic.
  • Nov 15

    Amazing times for Amazon, Alibaba, Hasbro — plus robot legs as a growth industry

    Amazing times for Amazon, Alibaba, Hasbro — plus robot legs as a growth industry
    It was an unexpectedly sweet week for ecommerce, thanks to an unexpected gift from House Republicans and single people in China. We also saw a bold content play with Hasbro courting DreamWorks, and an even bolder move of an auto parts…
Rank this Week: 673

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 21

    The Story of "Oh": successful sample for Jay-Z, but so Tuf for the plaintiff

    The Story of "Oh": successful sample for Jay-Z, but so Tuf for the plaintiff
    Sampling of musical recordings is a topic that excites a lot of people in the United States, where the bulk of the world's litigation on that subject appears to have taken place. This Kat is all in favour of it and thinks it's part of the…
  • Dec 19

    Can You Make a Porcelain Sculpture Out of a Sow’s Ad?

    Can You Make a Porcelain Sculpture Out of a Sow’s Ad?
    French newspaper Le Figaro reported this week that ad man Frank Davidovici is likely suing artist Jeff Koons for plagiarism.The Centre Pompidouin Paris is now showing a retrospective of Jeff Koons’ work. Among them is Fait…
  • Dec 19

    Battistelli and Kongstad respond to EPO criticism

    Battistelli and Kongstad respond to EPO criticism
    Managing Intellectual Property has just published an article containing a series of questions and answers, put by Managing Editor James Nurton to EPO President Benoit Battistelli and Chariman of the Administrative Council, Jesper Kongstad.The…
Rank this Week: 28

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Dec 20

    Webinar on Proving and Avoiding Inequitable Conduct

    Webinar on Proving and Avoiding Inequitable Conduct
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Proving and Avoiding Inequitable Conduct in Patent Prosecution and Litigation -- Leveraging Court Treatment Post-Therasense and the AIA's Answer to Inequitable Conduct Issues" on…
  • Dec 20

    Webinar on Combating Patent Troll

    Webinar on Combating Patent Troll
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Combating Patent Trolls: Third-Party Solutions and Defense Strategies in Post-Grant and Litigation -- Leveraging Counterclaim, Summary Judgment and Other Tactics; Utilizing…
  • Dec 20

    Webinar on PTAB Appeal

    Webinar on PTAB Appeal
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Preparing for and Navigating PTAB Appeals Before the Federal Circuit -- Conducting PTAB Trials With Eye to Appeal, Determining Errors for Appeal, Understanding PTO Practice and…
Rank this Week: 65

Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Dec 20

    Greens Move to ‘Simplify’ Government Compulsory Licensing

    Greens Move to ‘Simplify’ Government Compulsory Licensing
    The Australian Patents Act 1990 includes somewhat quaintly-titled ‘Crown Use’ provisions.  These essentially provide the government with the power to compulsorily acquire a licence to use a patented invention in the course of…
  • Dec 13

    The EPO – Dysfunctional or Just a Misunderstanding?

    The EPO – Dysfunctional or Just a Misunderstanding?
    In recent times, strange and disturbing things appear to have been afoot within the European Patent Organization.  While the goings-on within the EPO have been reported by other IP blogs, by some specialist IP media outlets and (to a…
  • Dec 6

    Are Subject Matter Rejections Hurting the Patent System?

    Are Subject Matter Rejections Hurting the Patent System?
    The primary requirements for an (alleged) invention to be patentable are that it must relate to eligible subject matter (e.g. not be a law of nature, mathematical equation or abstract idea), it must be new (i.e. possess novelty) and it must…
Rank this Week: 1181

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/
  • Dec 20

    Uber's patent applications related to surge-pricing method hit popular pre

    Uber's patent applications related to surge-pricing method hit popular pre
    Note the article in TIME titled Uber Is Trying to Patent Its Surge Pricing Technology Bloomberg noted:In all, Uber has filed for 24 patents worldwide, according to Innography. The four earliest date back to December 2009, when the company…
  • Dec 19

    Promega hoisted on its own petard by the CAFC

    Promega hoisted on its own petard by the CAFC
    Lack of enablement doomed the claims, and statements during prosecution were part of the problem in the case Promega v. Lifetech:For the reasons discussed herein, we concludethat the asserted claims of the Promega patentsare invalid for lack…
  • Dec 19

    CAFC reverses willful infringement in Stryker v. Zimmer

    CAFC reverses willful infringement in Stryker v. Zimmer
    The CAFC illustrated the difficulty the patentee faces in meeting the objective prong of Seagate.From the decision:The district court failed to undertake an objective as-sessment of Zimmer’s specific defenses to Stryker’sclaims.…
Rank this Week: 47

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1786

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 431

Propiedad Intelectual y Registro…

Propiedad Intelectual y Registro de Marcas en Mexico

Covers intellectual property law, with a focus on trademark law. In Spanish. By Cesar Ramirez Esteves.

http://ramirezesteves.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 19

    Nueva edición de clasificación de Niza para registro de marcas.

    Nueva edición de clasificación de Niza para registro de marcas.
    El IMPI (Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial, ha publicado en la Gaceta de la Propiedad Industrial, la versión 2015 de la Clasificación Internacional de Productos y Servicios para el registro de marcas establecida…
  • Feb 7

    Protección jurídica para videojuego

    Protección jurídica para videojuego
    Hoy en día, y sobre todo a raíz del surgimiento y popularidad de los dispositivos móviles, cada vez son más las empresas (startups) que nacen en México cuyo objeto es la creación de videojuegos, algo…
  • Jan 15

    Declaración administrativa de infracción ante el IMPI

    Declaración administrativa de infracción ante el IMPI
    Una solicitud de declaración administrativa de infracción ante el IMPI es un procedimiento administrativo promovido por el titular de un derecho de Propiedad Intelectual que se considera afectado por la conducta de un tercero.…
Rank this Week: 3262

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

Tips and commentary for individuals accused of civil liability for Internet activities. By Benjamin Justus.

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Dec 19

    Just in Time for the Holidays: Another DBC Lawsuit in Seattle’s Federal Court

    Just in Time for the Holidays: Another DBC Lawsuit in Seattle’s Federal Court
    Mass copyright enforcer Dallas Buyers Club, LLC continues a busy year with a new suit against unknown Does in Seattle’s federal courthouse, this time upping the ante to 35 defendants.  For better or for worse, this unfortunate…
  • Dec 19

    Steven Seagal flick “A Good Man” Goes into BitTorrent Litigation in Several State

    Steven Seagal flick “A Good Man” Goes into BitTorrent Litigation in Several State
    Troll Defense has observed the filing of numerous single-Doe BitTorrent copyright cases in Colorado and Michigan by Good Man Productions, Inc.  The cases are based on the 2014 Steven Seagal action vehicle A Good Man.  This marks at…
  • Nov 11

    UPDATE: More Singleton Doe Cases in Oregon

    UPDATE: More Singleton Doe Cases in Oregon
    As Troll Defense earlier reported, the owners to the rights to the film Dallas Buyers Club are prosecuting in Oregon U.S. District Court many “singleton” lawsuits against Doe parties, alleging both federal Copyright…
Rank this Week: 4370

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Dec 19

    TWiL 286: Litigious Orcs and SOPA Zombie

    TWiL 286: Litigious Orcs and SOPA Zombie
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Sarah Pearson. 12 years of Creative Commons, is Cox liable for customers sharing illegal content? Drones, the first amendment and more. Guests: Jake Heller and Margot Kaminski Download or subscribe to this show…
  • Dec 12

    TWiL 285: Rainy Day DRM

    TWiL 285: Rainy Day DRM
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Transparency and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, is Pirate Bay sunk? Hacking the Keurig DRM, and more. Guests: David Levine, Annemarie Bridy and Jonathan Mayer Photo credit: Robert Couse-Baker …
  • Dec 5

    TWiL 284: Game of Drone

    TWiL 284: Game of Drone
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Drone cinematography in OK GO's new music video, FAA's approval of film production drones, drones that can stalk people, privacy cases and concerns, drone insurance and regulations for production, responsible drone…
Rank this Week: 298

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
  • Dec 19

    It Doesn't Matter Who Does the Lobbying: Trade Agreements Aren't the Place for Internet Regulation

    It Doesn't Matter Who Does the Lobbying: Trade Agreements Aren't the Place for Internet Regulation
    The Associated Whistleblowing Press released portions of draft text proposed by the United States for the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) this week, revealing some alarming provisions that indicate how tech companies have been involved in…
  • Dec 19

    As Hollywood Funds a SOPA Revival Through State Officials, Google (And The Internet) Respond

    As Hollywood Funds a SOPA Revival Through State Officials, Google (And The Internet) Respond
    Almost three years ago, millions of Internet users joined together to defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a disastrous bill that would have balkanized the Internet in the name of copyright and trademark enforcement. Over the past week,…
  • Dec 19

    Crossword Puzzle 2014: The Year in Copyright New

    Crossword Puzzle 2014: The Year in Copyright New
    Over the last 12 months, IP spectators saw a lot of action in the arena of copyright and related law. We would tell you all about it, but that would be cheating. Instead, we'll leave you to test your knowledge on Crossword Puzzle Day,…
Rank this Week: 4147

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: 515

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Dec 19

    Apple Gets Patent for Three Dimensional iPhone with Motion Sensor

    Apple Gets Patent for Three Dimensional iPhone with Motion Sensor
    IPNews® - Apple has won a new patent for a ground-breaking mobile device screen that orients images on the screen according to the user's perspective relating to the phone. These features have yet to make an appearance in Apple products.…
  • Dec 10

    Samsung Sued for Use of Milk Trademark

    Samsung Sued for Use of Milk Trademark
    IPNews® - Milk Studios has filed a lawsuit against South Korean electronics maker Samsung for trademark infringement. The lawsuit alleges that Samsung has infringed Milk Studios' trademark for its newly-launched music and video streaming…
  • Dec 3

    Airbus Seeks Patent for Flying Doughnut

    Airbus Seeks Patent for Flying Doughnut
    IPNews® - Airbus has come up with a new doughnut-shaped design for its aircraft for which it has filed a patent application in Europe. Experts say the design will have pros and cons in that it can accommodate more passengers and cause…
Rank this Week: 923

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Dec 19

    Cool Gear v Silver Buffalo re Trade Dress in Water Bottle Cap

    Cool Gear v Silver Buffalo re Trade Dress in Water Bottle Cap
    “. . . a distinctively configured flip forward spout and elegant elliptical, angled loop handle at the top, and at the side, distinctive texturized surfaces and raised vertical bars, interspersed around the side of the cap.” cool…
  • Nov 25

    ED VA Denies Blackhorse Motion to Dismiss In REDSKINS District Court Appeal

    ED VA Denies Blackhorse Motion to Dismiss In REDSKINS District Court Appeal
    You need a little background on this. There was an inter-partes proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, where the Blackhorse petitioners successfully petitioned the TTAB to cancel Pro-Football’s REDSKINS trademark on the…
  • Nov 24

    5000 Trademark Blog Post

    5000 Trademark Blog Post
    There have been 5000 posts on The Trademark Blog since May 2002. If your trademark attorney had read all 5000 posts, then they would be informed. If they had written all 5000 posts, then they would be me.
Rank this Week: 169

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Dec 19

    Promega v. Life Tech: Enablement and Open Claim Element

    Promega v. Life Tech: Enablement and Open Claim Element
    By Jason Rantanen Promega Corp. v. Life Tech. Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2014) Download Promega v Life Tech Panel: Prost (dissenting-in-part), Mayer, Chen (author) This decision is interesting for its enablement analysis, which revolves around the term…
  • Dec 19

    No Willful Infringement Since Infringer’s Litigation Arguments were “Not Without Reason”

    No Willful Infringement Since Infringer’s Litigation Arguments were “Not Without Reason”
    by Dennis Crouch Sryker v. Zimmer (Fed. Cir. 2014) In 2010, Stryker sued its competitor Zimmer for infringing three patents covering pulsed lavage devices used for wound cleaning.  U.S. Patent Nos. 6,022,329, 6,179,807,…
  • Dec 18

    Inventing to Nowhere

    Inventing to Nowhere
    Although it is very much part of a PR campaign, the new documentary Inventing to Nowhere is also really well done.  Now streaming online:
Rank this Week: 51

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 416

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: 130

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/
  • Dec 19

    Sponsorship ID Police Strike Again

    Sponsorship ID Police Strike Again
    $115,000 consent decree for questionable “Special Reports” on Las Vegas TV station The fake news business appears to have been booming in 2009 – at least as far as we can tell from a couple of FCC enforcement actions. Last…
  • Dec 19

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set in Contest Rule Proceeding

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set in Contest Rule Proceeding
    Last month we reported on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) aimed at dragging the on-air contest rule (i.e., Section 73.1216) into the 21st Century. The NPRM has now made it into the Federal Register, which means that we now know the…
  • Dec 18

    Professional Football Team in Nation's Capital Loses Name, Logo, Color

    Professional Football Team in Nation's Capital Loses Name, Logo, Color
    A tale of two cities – Washington and Bucharest – and two trademark battles It’s big news when a storied sports franchise loses its identity. And that’s what’s happened with a prominent professional football…
Rank this Week: 867

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: 101

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

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

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Dec 19

    How cookies can be used for global surveillance

    How cookies can be used for global surveillance
    Today we present an updated version of our paper examining how the ubiquitous use of online tracking cookies can allow an adversary conducting network surveillance to target a user or surveil users en masse. In the initial version of the…
  • Dec 12

    Why ASICs may be good for Bitcoin

    Why ASICs may be good for Bitcoin
    Bitcoin mining is now almost exclusively performed by Bitcoin-specific ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits). These chips are made by a few startup manufacturers and cannot be used for anything else besides mining Bitcoin or…
  • Dec 11

    Striking a balance between advertising and ad blocking

    Striking a balance between advertising and ad blocking
    In the news, we have a consortium of French publishers, which somehow includes several major U.S. corporations (Google, Microsoft), attempting to sue AdBlock Plus developer Eyeo, a German firm with developers around the world. I have no…
Rank this Week: 193

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/
  • Dec 19

    Hospital pays six figures to settle data breach enforcement suit

    Hospital pays six figures to settle data breach enforcement suit
    At the end of last month, Boston hospital Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) settled a data breach lawsuit brought by the Massachusetts Attorney General related to the 2012 theft of a physician’s laptop. Under a consent decree…
  • Dec 16

    Changes are coming for trademark registration holders in Canada

    Changes are coming for trademark registration holders in Canada
    In late 2015 or early 2016, significant changes will occur in Canada under the Canadian Trade-Marks Act. Entities holding a Canadian trademark registration that has a renewal date close to this time period will face issues regarding the…
  • Dec 12

    Supreme Court decision likely to affect TTAB proceeding

    Supreme Court decision likely to affect TTAB proceeding
    Early in December 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. At issue are inconsistencies by the 12 regional federal courts appeal in giving preclusive effect in trademark…
Rank this Week: 4426

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

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

    Negotiating Cloud Contract

    Negotiating Cloud Contract
    The cloud computing market is evolving rapidly. New as a service (aaS) platforms are appearing and the dichotomy between public and private cloud domains has been fractured into many different shades of hybrid cloud alternatives. And while…
  • Dec 18

    What Are the Rules of the Advergame in the UK?

    What Are the Rules of the Advergame in the UK?
    Advergames are online video games that are created in order to promote a brand, product or organization by immersing a marketing message within the game. They are typically accessed via an organization’s website or app, or via a social…
  • Dec 17

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Facebook fit. It’s been said that a species’ evolutionary success depends more on its adaptability than any other trait. That apparently holds true for a social media platform’s staying power, too. Facebook continues to…
Rank this Week: 1419

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: 3197

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 4928

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Dec 19

    Inventing to Nowhere Documentary.

    Inventing to Nowhere Documentary.
    JW Note:  Very interesting documentary video on Youtube relating to the importance of a strong patent system.  Hat tip to the PatentlyO blog.Filed under: General Commentary
  • Dec 16

    New Guidance on Section 101 Subject Matter Eligibility Issued.

    New Guidance on Section 101 Subject Matter Eligibility Issued.
    From the USPTO Director’s Forum Blog on Monday, December 15, 2014: Following the valuable feedback that we received from the public through written comments and multiple public meetings over the last several months, we are issuing…
  • Dec 11

    They Invented What? (No. 242)

    They Invented What? (No. 242)
    U.S. Patent Appl. Pub. No. 20080299533: Naughty or nice meter. JW Note: Wishing a Happy Holidays to all!  See you in 2015! For more holiday TIW? from years past, click here. BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION: Undoubtedly, the…
Rank this Week: 511

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
  • Dec 19

    UDRPs Evidentiary Demand

    UDRPs Evidentiary Demand
    The UDRP is essentially composed of three blocks of checklists that lay out the evidence each party is expected to offer on its claim or defense. Paragraphs 4(a)(i – iii) detail the requirements a trademark owner must satisfy to prove…
  • Dec 9

    Proving Cybersquatting on Weak Trademark

    Proving Cybersquatting on Weak Trademark
    Proving cybersquatting on weak trademarks rises in difficulty as the marks descend the classification scale. Dictionary words such as “bespoke”, “emoney” and “upbeat”, descriptive phrases such as…
  • Dec 3

    Standard for Declaring Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

    Standard for Declaring Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
    Except where complainant’s claim is truly egregious for which there can be said to be a “settled policy”––Happy as Clams, Inc., a California Corp., DBA Date Like a Grownup v. Heather Dugan, D2014-1655 (WIPO…
Rank this Week: 589

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Dec 19

    ... And Now We're Tied Again - Samsung Wins Patent Case in Marshall

    ... And Now We're Tied Again - Samsung Wins Patent Case in Marshall
    A few days ago I noted that until last week, over the last two years the Eastern District of Texas was tied at ten plaintiff verdicts and ten defense verdicts, with each side also having one win in the two...
  • Dec 16

    Congratulations Judge Mazzant and Judge Schroeder

    Congratulations Judge Mazzant and Judge Schroeder
    Tonight the U.S. Senate confirmed both nominees for vacant Eastern District judgeships, Judge Amos Mazzant of Sherman, and Trey Schroeder of Texarkana. So for the next 90 days the Eastern District will enjoy the rare situation that all eight…
  • Dec 16

    Yet Another Case Involving Hookah Bars in East Texa

    Yet Another Case Involving Hookah Bars in East Texa
    Jabary v. Terrell, December 10, 2014; July 17, 204 (NO. 4:10-CV-711) Judge: Ron Clark; Amos Mazzant Holding: Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment Granted in Part and Denied in Part Judge Clark adopted Judge Mazzant's report and…
Rank this Week: 197

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/
  • Dec 19

    Trademark Week in Review: December 19, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: December 19, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Mari-Elise ate more kale (in case you were wondering what that smell was). Randy flexed his trademark nerd muscles with a report on the USPTO’s Annual Report for…
  • Dec 18

    What The USPTO Wants You To Know About 2014

    What The USPTO Wants You To Know About 2014
    Here at the Trademarkology blog, we tend to focus on the lighter side of trademark law. We leave the boring stuff to the other trademark blogs (just kidding … sort of). Since we’re in the trademark biz, however, we do pay…
  • Dec 15

    Chick-fil-A’s Feathers Get Ruffled Over “EAT MORE KALE”

    Chick-fil-A’s Feathers Get Ruffled Over “EAT MORE KALE”
    Eat more kale! I’ve been saying this for months now, but a Vermont folk artist has taken this belief to a whole new level. Three years ago Vermonter Bo Muller-Moore filed an application to register the mark “EAT MORE…
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Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Personal Jurisdiction Premised on Sending Paragraph IV Letter Certified for Appeal

    Personal Jurisdiction Premised on Sending Paragraph IV Letter Certified for Appeal
    The court granted in part defendant's motion to certify for interlocutory appeal an earlier order denying defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's ANDA action for lack of personal jurisdiction, but found defendant's proposed question too…
  • Dec 18

    Customized Advertising Patent Invalid Under Alice

    Customized Advertising Patent Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's customizable advertising patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter. "[T]he specification . . . makes clear that a primary potential use of the system is…
  • Dec 17

    Financial Transaction Security Patent Invalid Under Alice

    Financial Transaction Security Patent Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's financial transaction security patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter because the claims were not limited by an inventive concept. "[P]laintiff…
Rank this Week: 326

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Illegal Downloads - Is an IP Address Enough Information?

    Illegal Downloads - Is an IP Address Enough Information?
    The adult film industry has been accused of trying to coerce settlements in matters relating to alleged illegal downloading of adult films by shaming the accused infringer through publicity.  I write below about Magistrate Judge Wilson…
  • Nov 6

    Attorneys Fees Under the Copyright Act? (Good Idea To Have A Contractual Right Also)

    Attorneys Fees Under the Copyright Act? (Good Idea To Have A Contractual Right Also)
    I've previously written about the litigation brought by Yellow Pages Photos ("YPP") against Ziplocal and Yellow Pages Group ("YPG").  YPP proceeded to trial against Ziplocal and YPG.  YPP next sought an award of its attorneys fees…
  • Oct 7

    Attorney Fees Upheld For Prevailing Defendant

    Attorney Fees Upheld For Prevailing Defendant
    InDyne, Inc. sued Abacus Technology Corp. for copyright infringement relating to Abacus's setting up of a NASA website.  InDyne's allegations were that Abacus used InDyne's software for setting up the NASA website and such usage…
Rank this Week: 2330

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

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

    Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law Predictions for 2015

    Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law Predictions for 2015
    A New Year approaching lends itself to predictions for the upcoming year. As I gaze into my disco ball to see what the future looks like for entertainment law and intellectual property, here is what I believe will be issues that will grow in…
  • Dec 12

    Top 10 Countdown of 2014

    Top 10 Countdown of 2014
    My long time readers and friends know this girl loves a countdown show.  So, why should my blog be any different? This year, visitors from 88 countries visited this site! Some found their way by Twitter others from searching…
  • Nov 21

    Feature Friday – Alex Warren and SEQUENCE

    Feature Friday – Alex Warren and SEQUENCE
    I love the film community that is steadily growing in Mississippi.  Thanks to the work by the Mississippi Film Office, there is a continuous stream of films (with a budget and well-known actors!) being filmed in and around the Magnolia…
Rank this Week: 4814

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Consignment or Rep: Doll Deal Gone South

    Consignment or Rep: Doll Deal Gone South
    Dear Rich: Did I make a consignment agreement? I was at a doll show selling manufactured porcelain dolls. The woman at the next table was selling her dolls which are handmade. I was impressed with her work and offered to exhibit her dolls for…
  • Dec 17

    Can Manager Sign Side Deal with Lead Singer?

    Can Manager Sign Side Deal with Lead Singer?
    Dear Rich: I recently became band manager and I have some questions regarding the contract that we are in the process of negotiating. The lead singer writes all the original material himself so would it make sense, or even be possible to have…
  • Dec 15

    Can I Turn Master and Margarita into Opera?

    Can I Turn Master and Margarita into Opera?
    Mikhail BulgakovDear Rich: I am contemplating composing an opera in English based on The Master and Margarita by the Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov. Bulgakov died in 1940. The Master and Margarita was published posthumously in two parts in…
Rank this Week: 462

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/
  • Dec 19

    Erik M Pelton & Associates celebrates 15 years of trademark

    Erik M Pelton & Associates celebrates 15 years of trademark
    Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of hosting the local Falls Church Chamber of Commerce happy hour gathering. I hosted the event as part of the celebration of 15 years of trademark practice! That’s right, in December of 1999 I…
  • Dec 17

    Interesting VAPE trademarks: PLANET OF THE VAPES, OY VAPE, ALICE IN VAPELAND, and more

    Interesting VAPE trademarks: PLANET OF THE VAPES, OY VAPE, ALICE IN VAPELAND, and more
    The 2014 word of the year, according to Oxford English Dictionary, is “Vape.”  According to the Oxford Dictionaries blog: So, what does vape mean? It originated as an abbreviation of vapour or vaporize.…
  • Dec 16

    Update: Join my petition to USPTO regarding investigation of trademark scam

    Update: Join my petition to USPTO regarding investigation of trademark scam
    Despite the best efforts of many, scammers continue to take advantage of trademark owners. When applicants file to register trademarks with the USPTO their application data becomes part of a public record. A variety of scammer then take that…
Rank this Week: 1331

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Dec 19

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/19/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/19/14
    EFF Doubles Down on Barlow Declaration — “Cyberspace, like physical space, is a world in which people act like people; and unfortunately, this includes criminal, morally depraved, or just plain dumb behaviors, some of which were…
  • Dec 16

    A Sirius Setback: Two Courts Reject Motion for Reconsideration

    A Sirius Setback: Two Courts Reject Motion for Reconsideration
    Even after two courts in California, one federal and one state, determined in September and October that California state protection of pre-1972 sound recordings includes an exclusive right of public performance, the conventional wisdom…
  • Dec 12

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/12/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/12/14
    Flickr’s Wall Art Program Exposes Weaknesses in Licensing Automation — “The fact that a hosting website might exploit a Creative Commons-licensed work for its own commercial gain doesn’t sit right with many content…
Rank this Week: 257

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Dec 19

    Supplemental Jurisdiction Found Over Disparagement & Defamation Claim

    Supplemental Jurisdiction Found Over Disparagement & Defamation Claim
    DR Distributors, LLC v. 21 Century Smoking, Inc., No. 12 C 50324, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 20, 2014) (Johnston, Mag. J.). Judge Johnston granted defendant’s motion to amend adding state law disparagement and defamation claims in this…
  • Dec 17

    Court Sua Sponte Strikes Portions of Answer

    Court Sua Sponte Strikes Portions of Answer
    Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. v. Mendez, No. 14 C 5839, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 27, 2014) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur sua sponte struck portions of defendant’s answer and dismissed certain affirmative defenses as follows: The Court…
  • Dec 12

    District Court Claim Constructions Not Controlling

    District Court Claim Constructions Not Controlling
    Costar Realty Info., Inc. v. CIVIX-DDI, LLC, Nos. 12 C 4968, 7091 & 8632, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 23, 2013) (Holderman, Sen. J.). Judge Holderman construed the disputed claim terms in this patent case involving methods of locating points…
Rank this Week: 107

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

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

    Flo and Eddie Goes for the Two Coast Punch Against Sirius XM

    Flo and Eddie Goes for the Two Coast Punch Against Sirius XM
    I posted on Flo & Eddie’s California lawsuit against Sirius XM last week.  This week’s post discusses Flo & Eddie’s New York lawsuit against Sirius XM.  Flo & Eddie owns all rights to The Turtles’…
  • Dec 12

    Unhappy Turtles Take a Bite Out of Sirius XM for Unauthorized Public Performance

    Unhappy Turtles Take a Bite Out of Sirius XM for Unauthorized Public Performance
    This case involves the extent of the ownership rights to pre-1972 sound recordings and the relationship between state and federal copyright law.  The Turtles musical group recorded the 1960’s hit “Happy Together,” as…
  • Dec 5

    Tavern Challenges BMI's Chain of Title for Song

    Tavern Challenges BMI's Chain of Title for Song
    Evie’s Tavern Ellenton, Inc. and owner Michael Evanoff (Evie’s Tavern) were sued by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), The Bernard Edwards Company, LLC, R-Key Darkus Publishing, Orbi-Lee Publishing and other plaintiffs for copyright…
Rank this Week: 948

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/
  • Dec 19

    Does Tort Law Empower?

    Does Tort Law Empower?
    Ori J. Herstein, How Tort Law Empowers, 64 U. Toronto L.J.___ (2014) (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Anthony SebokOri Herstein’s How Tort Law Empowers takes on the question of whether and how tort law empowers victims.…
  • Dec 18

    The Relevance of Professionalism in a Post-Legal Services Act World

    The Relevance of Professionalism in a Post-Legal Services Act World
    Nick Robinson, When Lawyers Don’t Get All the Profits: Non-Lawyer Ownership of Legal Services, Access, and Professionalism (Harv. Law Sch. Prog. Legal Prof., Research Paper No. 2014-20), available at SSRN.John FloodTo…
  • Dec 17

    The IRS as Tax Law Nonenforcer

    The IRS as Tax Law Nonenforcer
    Lawrence Zelenak, Custom and the Rule of Law in the Administration of the Income Tax, 62 Duke L.J. 829 (2012).Leigh OsofskyIn a recent essay, Custom and the Rule of Law in the Administration of the Income Tax, Larry Zelenak examines…
Rank this Week: 271

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    TTABlog Flotsam and Jetsam, Issue No. 15: Fee Reduction, New TPAC Members, TTAB Website Beta

    TTABlog Flotsam and Jetsam, Issue No. 15: Fee Reduction, New TPAC Members, TTAB Website Beta
    Here's another edition of "Flotsam and Jetsam," wherein I provide, on an irregular basis, timely tidbits to the TTABar. The last edition was a mere nine months ago. Can't promise when the next one will be. Trademark Fee Reduction: In a notice…
  • Dec 18

    Precedential No. 43: TTAB Dismisses XBOX 360 Cancellation Petition as Sanction for Misconduct

    Precedential No. 43: TTAB Dismisses XBOX 360 Cancellation Petition as Sanction for Misconduct
    The Board granted Microsoft's Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss a petition to cancel its registration for the mark XBOX 360 for publications in the field of computer games, finding that petitioners had failed to state a claim upon which relief…
  • Dec 17

    CAFC Reverses TTAB Affirmance of Section 2(d) "TAKETEN" Refusal

    CAFC Reverses TTAB Affirmance of Section 2(d) "TAKETEN" Refusal
    In a precedential opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a TTAB decision (here) which had affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark TAKETEN for "health care services, namely, evaluating weight and…
Rank this Week: 178

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Did Sony Let the Terrorists Win?

    Did Sony Let the Terrorists Win?
    Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ve probably heard about the hoopla caused by the new Seth Rogen and James Franco movie called the interview.  The movie follows a plot to assassinate North Korean dictator…
  • Dec 18

    The Strange Case of Strange Fruit

    The Strange Case of Strange Fruit
    - Laurel Sutton, Senior Strategist at Catchword Brand Name Development Of all the marketing people in the biz, you’d think a PR firm would have the best instincts for names that appeal, rather than repel, the public at large. A firm in…
  • Dec 17

    Henley Is Not Taking It Easy

    Henley Is Not Taking It Easy
    According to music icon Don Henley, intellectual property rights are not a joking matter. Duluth Trading Company found this out when it adopted the advertising slogan: “Don a henley, take it easy” to promote and sell Henley shirts…
Rank this Week: 203

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Dec 19

    Non Parlo Inglese - Australian High Court Takes on Foreign Words as Trademark

    Non Parlo Inglese - Australian High Court Takes on Foreign Words as Trademark
    As the world's become evermore global, the mixing of different cultures, conventions and languages is completely inevitable. With this intermingling comes variety and novelty in expression, yet another perspective in this is added confusion…
  • Dec 12

    Retrospective - Computer Software and Copyright

    Retrospective - Computer Software and Copyright
    In a world where everything is becoming more and more digital and reliant on computers to handle most tedious or complex tasks, software is king; it is what executes these tasks and makes things easier to do on the aforementioned devices.…
  • Dec 5

    Words in Action - Trademarks as Verb

    Words in Action - Trademarks as Verb
    This writer, for one, will fully admit to often using very well-known brands as the descriptive term for all such items, for example calling all plasters Band-Aids and all cotton-tipped plastic cleaning things (a technical term, undoubtedly)…
Rank this Week: 4876

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

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

    When is the UK public targeted by an infringing website?

    When is the UK public targeted by an infringing website?
    Kevin Bercimuelle-ChamotA few weeks ago I posted a note on IPKat on the recent decision of Birss J in Omnibill, a saucy case concerning copyright infringement over escorts' photographs.I asked my students at the University of…
  • Dec 17

    Is Every Orc an Author? On Rehearing, Judges Challenge 5-Second Copyright in Garcia v. Google

    Is Every Orc an Author? On Rehearing, Judges Challenge 5-Second Copyright in Garcia v. Google
    This article comes from the EFF website and is written by CORYNNE MCSHERRYA panel of eleven Ninth Circuit federal judges heard oral arguments yesterday in Garcia v. Google, a copyright case arising from the notorious "Innocence of…
  • Dec 15

    The CopyKat - last Christmas you ......

    The CopyKat - last Christmas you ......
    As Eleonora reports over on theIPKat, Google has announced that it will be permanently shutting down the Spanish version of Google News, effective from December 16, 2014. The shutdown comes in direct response toamendments to the Spanish…
Rank this Week: 4267