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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/
Rank this Week: 170

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: 507

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    The Supreme Court Takes Another Patent Case - On Delayed Entry and NOC Regs s. 8 Damage

    The Supreme Court Takes Another Patent Case - On Delayed Entry and NOC Regs s. 8 Damage
    The Supreme Court of Canada is going to hear another patent case, this one on issues involving the damages regime for delayed entry resulting from the Notice of Compliance Regime. Here's the Court's official summary - which doesn't…
  • Oct 24

    The Copyright Act Political Ad Amendment That Wasn't Tabled

    The Copyright Act Political Ad Amendment That Wasn't Tabled
    In this uniquely tragic and distressing week on Parliament Hill, there was one thing that was a big story a week ago about an event that was rumoured to be on the brink of happening but which has now quietly disappeared from the radar…
  • Oct 16

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place
    As I have suggested before in some detail on April 11, 2014, the Copyright Board is caught between a rock and hard place on the Access Copyright (“AC”) Post-Secondary file and the gap is narrowing.  The withdrawal of the two…
Rank this Week: 343

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
Rank this Week: 1411

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
Rank this Week: 4579

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    GANGSTER OR NOT

    GANGSTER OR NOT
    As a huge fan of gangster movies, I was intrigued by a recently filed lawsuit in California.  Although I am familiar with actor Frank Sivero’s work in “The Godfather: Part II” and in “Goodfellas” (left side…
  • Oct 29

    Reeejected!

    Reeejected!
    Think an undefended opposition proceeding is a slam dunk, then you better think again.  In Emminence, LLC v. Lisa Kelly, Opposition No. 91205286 (October 8, 2014), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board dismissed an opposition proceeding…
  • Oct 28

    Does Your Business Have a Chief Branding Officer?

    Does Your Business Have a Chief Branding Officer?
    - Debbie Laskey, MBA Who owns the brand in your business? If your business is top heavy with numerous members in the C-Suite, this may be a difficult question to answer if you don’t have a Chief Marketing Officer. Your Chief Sales…
Rank this Week: 202

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Novelty Irrelevant to Unpatentability Analysi

    Novelty Irrelevant to Unpatentability Analysi
    The court granted defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's event photograph processing patents were invalid for unpatentable subject matter and rejected plaintiff's novelty argument. "The patents in suit merely…
  • Oct 29

    Correction of Obvious Error Saves Patent Claim From Indefinitene

    Correction of Obvious Error Saves Patent Claim From Indefinitene
    The court denied defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's wireless communication patent was invalid as indefinite and granted plaintiff's motion to correct an obvious error in the patent. "During prosecution of [a…
  • Oct 28

    Damages Expert May Not Testify From Memory Concerning Past Transactions Without Producing Documentation

    Damages Expert May Not Testify From Memory Concerning Past Transactions Without Producing Documentation
    The court granted defendant's motion to exclude the testimony of plaintiff's expert regarding a reasonable royalty because his opinion was based on licenses not produced in discovery and the expert was not permitted to testify about the…
Rank this Week: 323

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/
  • Oct 30

    Patent Reform Dead if CAFC Reviews Willfulness En Banc

    Patent Reform Dead if CAFC Reviews Willfulness En Banc
    In a concurring opinion, Judge O’Malley, who was joined by Judge Hughes, wrote that she felt constrained by the Federal Circuit’s precedent in In re Seagate and Bard Peripheral Vascular v. W.L. Gore, but that recent Supreme Court…
  • Oct 29

    Dear Patent Troll: Drop Dead

    Dear Patent Troll: Drop Dead
    In 2012, Mr. Rust bought five patents from an inventor named Laurence Klein for exactly $1. He then set up 101 separate limited liability companies (LLCs), each with bizarre six letter names like IsaMai, BriPol, and HarNol. No one but Mr.…
  • Oct 29

    FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Millions of Consumers with ‘Unlimited’ Data Promise

    FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Millions of Consumers with ‘Unlimited’ Data Promise
    The Federal Trade Commission filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility, LLC, charging that the company has misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for “unlimited” data plans while reducing…
Rank this Week: 2673

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
  • Oct 30

    Patent Reform Dead if CAFC Reviews Willfulness En Banc

    Patent Reform Dead if CAFC Reviews Willfulness En Banc
    In a concurring opinion, Judge O’Malley, who was joined by Judge Hughes, wrote that she felt constrained by the Federal Circuit’s precedent in In re Seagate and Bard Peripheral Vascular v. W.L. Gore, but that recent Supreme Court…
  • Oct 29

    Dear Patent Troll: Drop Dead

    Dear Patent Troll: Drop Dead
    In 2012, Mr. Rust bought five patents from an inventor named Laurence Klein for exactly $1. He then set up 101 separate limited liability companies (LLCs), each with bizarre six letter names like IsaMai, BriPol, and HarNol. No one but Mr.…
  • Oct 29

    FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Millions of Consumers with ‘Unlimited’ Data Promise

    FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Millions of Consumers with ‘Unlimited’ Data Promise
    The Federal Trade Commission filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility, LLC, charging that the company has misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for “unlimited” data plans while reducing…
Rank this Week: 147

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 83

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Oct 30

    Swimming in muddy water

    Swimming in muddy water
    Since the ruling from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the Georgia State copyright case came out two weeks ago, most commentators have come to the same conclusions.  It is a mostly negative ruling, in which publishers actually…
  • Oct 19

    GSU appeal ruling — the more I read, the better it seem

    GSU appeal ruling — the more I read, the better it seem
    Those of us who heard the oral arguments in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals last November, in which the publishers appeal of the District Court ruling favoring fair use in their copyright infringement lawsuit against Georgia State was…
  • Oct 17

    A reversal for Georgia State

    A reversal for Georgia State
    The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has issued its ruling in the publisher appeal of a district court decision that found most instances of electronic reserve copying at Georgia State to be fair use.  The appellate court ruling is 129…
Rank this Week: 743

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/
  • Oct 30

    Spooktacular Guide To Halloween Trademark

    Spooktacular Guide To Halloween Trademark
    Halloween is one of the fastest growing consumer holidays in the United States. According to the National Retail Federation’s Halloween Consumer Spending Survey, total spending on Halloween in the United States — which…
  • Oct 29

    Fear the Brow: A Look at the Trademarks of the NBA’s Next Big Thing

    Fear the Brow: A Look at the Trademarks of the NBA’s Next Big Thing
    The NBA is back! Since the end of last season, we have written about the impact of LeBron’s return to Cleveland on the trademark world and the rebranding of several NBA franchises. One of the franchises rolling out a new name is the New…
  • Oct 28

    Small Business Owner for the Win- Dunkin’ Respects Cronut Trademark

    Small Business Owner for the Win- Dunkin’ Respects Cronut Trademark
    This weekend I watched a family member’s rural peewee football team play a wealthy suburban team. To say we were out-gunned would be an understatement. The other team had a full roster of backups for every position, their logo painted…
Rank this Week: 4375

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/
  • Oct 30

    USPTO to begin emailing reminders trademark registration renewal deadline

    USPTO to begin emailing reminders trademark registration renewal deadline
    The USPTO announced last week, at the TPAC meeting, that it will begin sending notices via email to trademark registrants about upcoming deadlines for Section 8 declarations of continued use (due between the 5th and 6th anniversary of the…
  • Oct 29

    Great (but unregistered) slogans from Jonathan Adler, ‘your 24 hour pot dealer’ @jonathanadler

    Great (but unregistered) slogans from Jonathan Adler, ‘your 24 hour pot dealer’ @jonathanadler
    I recently rode my bicycle past the Jonathan Adler store in Georgetown. The windows of the home furnishings and pottery store feature great slogans that are memorable and fun! “where lonely sofas meet perky pillows”  …
  • Oct 28

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXI

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXI
    The following is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client registrations obtained from the public records so readers can see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected – and the wide range of…
Rank this Week: 1342

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
  • Oct 30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-29
    Google Street View of Quebec woman's breast leads to damages award http://t.co/b3kHskXM0Q -> Hospital privacy violations rife in Ontario http://t.co/LNyBebE2hx -> What CASL in Canada Means for Your Business http://t.co/xkJrmUmUXw ->…
  • Oct 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-27
    Big Pirate Sites 'Raided', Admins on the Run https://t.co/oTWUOywHI0 -> Denmark: Code of Conduct on website blocking http://t.co/LRX0DNtIpW -> Hacked: The escalating arms race against cybercrime http://t.co/2DcJ6GGzqi -> Computer and…
  • Oct 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-26
    Online hate speech could be curtailed under new anti-terror push http://t.co/ac44VLKdHz -> Enterprise Compliance With The CASL Software Provisions – Six Questions For Large Enterprises http://t.co/j9EAEAT5Ao -> Embedding Is Not…
Rank this Week: 571

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Oct 30

    Software Patenting: Are you Smarter than a Fourth Grader

    Software Patenting: Are you Smarter than a Fourth Grader
    by Dennis Crouch This morning I mentioned one bit of the ongoing software-patent debate to my 9-year-old daughter.  I told her that some people argue that the computer is a different machine when it is running Microsoft Word…
  • Oct 29

    Rise of Computer Patent

    Rise of Computer Patent
              It is fairly difficult to nail-down which patents are “software” patents.  For the chart below, I parsed through all utility patents issued since 1976 and looked for any of the following…
  • Oct 29

    More Engineers => More Patent

    More Engineers => More Patent
    In a new article, Economist John Winters (OSU) looked at the link between collegiate STEM training (university degree) and innovation-intensity (per capita patenting). The findings are not surprising — locations with more STEM…
Rank this Week: 51

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    TTAB Dismisses AGENTLINK 2(d) Opposition: No Priority and No Fraud

    TTAB Dismisses AGENTLINK 2(d) Opposition: No Priority and No Fraud
    Section 2(d) decisions are a dime-a-dozen at the TTAB, but here's one that at least includes some interesting issues. Lighthouse opposed an application to register the mark AGENTLINK for certain insurance agency and brokerage services,…
  • Oct 29

    WYHA? TTAB Affirms Mere Descriptiveness Refusal of POLITICS FUNNIEST RAP BATTLES

    WYHA? TTAB Affirms Mere Descriptiveness Refusal of POLITICS FUNNIEST RAP BATTLES
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark POLITICS FUNNIEST RAP BATTLES, deeming it merely descriptive of entertainment services featuring scripted and improvised rap battles between political figures. Examining Attorney Christopher Law…
  • Oct 28

    TTAB TEST: Are Bath Salts and Customer Loyalty Programs Related for Section 2(d) Purposes?

    TTAB TEST: Are Bath Salts and Customer Loyalty Programs Related for Section 2(d) Purposes?
    Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters opposed an application to register the mark ANTHO in the form shown here, for bath salts, baths soaps, cosmetics, and other personal products, claiming a likelihood of confusion with the common law mark…
Rank this Week: 177

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Oct 30

    Groups Partner to Address Counterfeiting, Piracy by Femi Adekoya | The Guardian

    Groups Partner to Address Counterfeiting, Piracy by Femi Adekoya | The Guardian
    The Anti-Counterfeiting Collaboration (ACC) and the International Trademark Association (INTA) have partnered to use a roundtable forum scheduled to hold on November 4th, 2014 in Lagos, to discuss ways to effectively address counterfeiting…
  • Oct 29

    Arraigns Four Over Counterfeit Products by Joseph Onyekwere | The Guardian

    Arraigns Four Over Counterfeit Products by Joseph Onyekwere | The Guardian
    THE National Agency for Food and Drug Administration has arraigned four persons before a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly dealing in unregistered products.  The four persons, who were separately apprehended and charged…
  • Oct 28

    NGOs Collaborate to Tackle Counterfeiting, Piracy by Crusoe Osagie | THISDAY Live

    NGOs Collaborate to Tackle Counterfeiting, Piracy by Crusoe Osagie | THISDAY Live
    Two nonprofit organisations, Anti-Counterfeiting Collaboration (ACC) and the International Trademark Association (INTA) have entered into partnership to discuss ways to effectively address counterfeiting and piracy issues in Nigeria. The…
Rank this Week: 4583

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Oct 30

    Environmental Regulation: Can China Afford Caution?

    Environmental Regulation: Can China Afford Caution?
    [T]o forestall more serious, systemic environmental issues, Beijing will have to be preemptive rather than reactive with regulation. In everything from modernizing its recycling industry to improving regulations on rare earth mining, the…
  • Oct 29

    BBC News – China ‘to protect whistle-blowers’ amid…

    BBC News – China ‘to protect whistle-blowers’ amid…
    BBC News – China ‘to protect whistle-blowers’ amid corruption fight bbc.in/1sIjLGZ — I’m very skeptical on this one © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post…
  • Oct 29

    Regulating capital flows at both ends | VOX http:/…

    Regulating capital flows at both ends | VOX http:/…
    Regulating capital flows at both ends | VOX bit.ly/1tkGIUd — methinks this is a tough sell for some Western economies © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 628

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    "Almost identical, just with different names": shopping at Aldi

    "Almost identical, just with different names": shopping at Aldi
    "My first time at Aldi... Should we all be shopping there?" is an article by Felicity Hannah, posted on Yahoo!'s UK & Ireland Finance page with the byline "Our money saving columnist takes her first trip to a discounter to see what all…
  • Oct 29

    How you can rent your own orphan, and why there are 91 million of them

    How you can rent your own orphan, and why there are 91 million of them
    When it comes to media releases this Kat is a sitting target, which may account for the reason why he received the following missive not once but four times over: UK OPENS ACCESS TO 91 MILLION ORPHAN WORKSThe IPO, based in Wales, estimates…
  • Oct 29

    IP: the "no-patents round-up for non-techie people" Session 4

    IP: the "no-patents round-up for non-techie people" Session 4
    The final session of today's experimental conference, IP: the "no-patents round-up for non-techie people", starred Edward Smith, an accredited mediator as well as being a Hearing Officer with the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO). Edward…
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/
  • Oct 29

    President and Fellows of Harvard College v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    President and Fellows of Harvard College v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- One of the most iconic inventions of the biotechnology era is the "Harvard Oncomouse" invented by Philip Leder and Timothy Stewart in the early 1980's. One of the first transgenic mice transformed with DNA encoding…
  • Oct 28

    Examination of Myriad-Mayo Guidance Comments -- University Community Joint Comment

    Examination of Myriad-Mayo Guidance Comments -- University Community Joint Comment
    By Donald Zuhn -- On March 4, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a guidance memorandum, entitled "Guidance For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, & Natural…
  • Oct 27

    PTAB Update -- Is "Broadest Reasonable Interpretation" the Appropriate Standard?

    PTAB Update -- Is "Broadest Reasonable Interpretation" the Appropriate Standard?
    By Andrew Williams -- One of the more controversial rules concerning PTAB trials promulgated by the USPTO in the wake of the America Invents Act was the adoption of the "broadest reasonable interpretation" ("BRI") claim construction standard…
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
Rank this Week: 4262

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Oct 29

    Whose Lawsuit Is It Anyway?

    Whose Lawsuit Is It Anyway?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: I’m dealing with a presenter who wants to cancel two weeks out due to poor ticket sales. While it’s not a huge engagement fee, my artist has already contracted…
  • Oct 22

    Enter the Cockroach, Stage Left

    Enter the Cockroach, Stage Left
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: My artist has an O-1 visa which expires in April 2015. We want to add a new engagement in May 2015. Can we just file for a “visa extension” or do we have to file…
  • Oct 8

    Bring Out Your Dead!

    Bring Out Your Dead!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: Many years ago I hired an attorney to create an LLC for me, but I wound up never using it. Recently, I was presented with another business opportunity, but I’d like to…
Rank this Week: 1362

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    ClearVu Judgment Copy

    ClearVu Judgment Copy
    Here is the link to the judgment and the link to yesterday's post can be obtained here.
  • Oct 29

    South Africa CLEARVU ruling out today - keyword advertising

    South Africa CLEARVU ruling out today - keyword advertising
    Cochrane Steelhad sought to interdict M-Systems for passing off because it bid on CLEARVU as a Google keyword generating adverts for its own products. The court held that where the use is solely as a keyword (i.e. it is not visible in the…
  • Oct 28

    Ebola & IP, Adwords decision

    Ebola & IP, Adwords decision
    It did not take long for an article to appear seeking to blame intellectual property for perpetuating the Ebola crisis affecting West Africa, and here it is: "Ebola Vaccine Delay May Be Due To An Intellectual Property Dispute":"For the past…
Rank this Week: 1444

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2693

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
  • Oct 29

    The 90s and Now: FBI and its Inability to Cope with Encryption

    The 90s and Now: FBI and its Inability to Cope with Encryption
    Recently, FBI Director James B. Comey, along with several government officials, have issued many public statements regarding their inability to catch criminals due to Apple and Google offering default encryption to their consumers.We at EFF…
  • Oct 29

    Three Spooky Ways You're Being Spied on This Halloween

    Three Spooky Ways You're Being Spied on This Halloween
    It’s that time of year when people don sinister masks, spray themselves with fake blood, and generally go all out for a good fright. But here at EFF, we think there are plenty of real-world ghouls to last all year-round. Fortunately, we…
  • Oct 29

    The 7 Privacy Tools Essential to Making Snowden Documentary CITIZENFOUR

    The 7 Privacy Tools Essential to Making Snowden Documentary CITIZENFOUR
    What needs to be in your tool belt if you plan to report on a massively funded and ultra-secret organization like the NSA? In the credits of her newly released CITIZENFOUR, director Laura Poitras gives thanks to a list of important security…
Rank this Week: 4188

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

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

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Oct 29

    Starting today, UK has new licensing scheme for orphan work

    Starting today, UK has new licensing scheme for orphan work
    Orange (or Orphan Works Directive)? So spring/summer 2014!The Orphan Works Directive? So last season! Even if the deadline for implementation is today [but how many Member States have transposed it into their national laws yet? Not all,…
  • Oct 28

    Who framed the CopyKat?

    Who framed the CopyKat?
    The UK government has confirmed another two years of funding for the City Of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit, or PIPCU, which has been spearheading a number of anti-piracy initiatives since its launch last year.Finnish…
  • Oct 27

    CopyrightX return

    CopyrightX return
    Brian Stevens (Senior Intellectual Property Consultant, Danfoss Limited) writes to tell us how much he enjoyed the 2014 CopyrightX online course offered by HarvardX, Harvard Law School, and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, which…
Rank this Week: 4355

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/
  • Oct 29

    California Sets the Bar for State Regulation of Autonomous Vehicle Testing

    California Sets the Bar for State Regulation of Autonomous Vehicle Testing
    By Brooks Lindsay Last month, a California law went into effect allowing autonomous vehicle testing on any California public road. The law, signed in May by Governor Jerry Brown, is the most important regulatory framework to date surrounding…
  • Oct 24

    Investing In Alibaba Group: Sure Payoff Or Legal Nightmare?

    Investing In Alibaba Group: Sure Payoff Or Legal Nightmare?
    By Yayi Ding Last month, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group announced one of the biggest initial public offerings (IPOs) in US history, raising more than $21 billion USD. However, one could argue that the entire scheme might have been…
  • Oct 22

    Cyberbullying: Should Parents be Held Liable?

    Cyberbullying: Should Parents be Held Liable?
    By Farah Ali In May 2011, Dustin Athearn and Melissa Snodgrass, seventh graders at Palmer Middle School in Georgia, created a fake Facebook page to taunt another student, Alexandria Boston (Alex). The students set up the fake Facebook profile…
Rank this Week: 942

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Oct 29

    U.S. Patent No. 7,657,477: Gaming system providing simulated securities trading

    U.S. Patent No. 7,657,477: Gaming system providing simulated securities trading
    U.S. Patent No. 7,657,477: Gaming system providing simulated securities tradingIssued February 2, 2010, to SummaLP Applications, Inc.Summary:The ‘477 patent may be interesting to anyone who took a business course in college. The…
  • Oct 19

    Winning the lottery type game is your destiny - Sweepstakes Patent Company

    Winning the lottery type game is your destiny - Sweepstakes Patent Company
    Sweepstakes Patent Company, LLC v. Burns et al. and Mosely et al.Southern District of FloridaCase Nos. 0-14-cv-62351 and 0-14-cv-62354 In two new cases, plaintiff Sweepstakes Patent Company (SPC) accuses internet cafe service providers…
  • Oct 17

    Lions, and Tigers, and.... Joustin' Beavers?

    Lions, and Tigers, and.... Joustin' Beavers?
    RC3, Inc. v BieberFlorida Middle District Court, No. 3:2012cv00193Florida based game developer RC3 created a game, Joustin’ Beaver, in which a beaver that jousts must navigate the whirlpool of success, sign otter-graphs, and avoid the…
Rank this Week: 434

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Oct 29

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Draper Sues Vutec for Patent Infringement

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Draper Sues Vutec for Patent Infringement
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Patent attorneys for Draper, Inc. of Spiceland, Indiana sued in the Southern District of Indiana alleging that Vutec Corporation of Coral Springs, Florida infringed the patented "Roller Operated System with Mounting…
  • Oct 27

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: ABRO Sues for Infringement of Product Packaging

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: ABRO Sues for Infringement of Product Packaging
    South Bend, Indiana - Indiana copyright attorneys for ABRO Industries, Inc. of South Bend, Indiana sued in the Northern District of Indiana alleging that 1 New Trade, Inc. of Baltimore, Maryland ("New Trade"), Quest Specialty Coatings, LLC of…
  • Oct 24

    USPTO and the State Intellectual Property Office of China Launch Direct Electronic Priority Document Exchange

    USPTO and the State Intellectual Property Office of China Launch Direct Electronic Priority Document Exchange
    Washington, D.C. - New free, secure service simplifies patent application procedures. The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") and the State Intellectual Property Office of China ("SIPO") recently…
Rank this Week: 878

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/
  • Oct 29

    176 Questions: 24+ GHz NOI In a Nutshell

    176 Questions: 24+ GHz NOI In a Nutshell
    Our friend Michael Marcus has been busy. Lucky for us. We recently reported on a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) seeking input on the possible use of millimeter wave frequencies (i.e., 24 GHz and north) for mobile communications. Our friend, Michael…
  • Oct 29

    Just in Time for Halloween: Zombie Aereo!

    Just in Time for Halloween: Zombie Aereo!
    Preliminary injunction kills Aereo’s “live” retransmissions, but leaves it partly alive and still shuffling It’s still alive!!! Given up for dead by many, our old pal Aereo has managed to sidestep the Grim Reaper yet…
  • Oct 28

    Effective Date of TV JSA Filing Requirement Set

    Effective Date of TV JSA Filing Requirement Set
    Readers will recall that, last spring, the Commission decided that certain TV joint sales agreements (JSAs) may create attributable interests for the purposes of determining compliance with the multiple ownership rules. And, thanks to that…
Rank this Week: 855

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Oct 29

    Privacy in the Cloud: A Legal Framework for Moving Personal Data to the Cloud

    Privacy in the Cloud: A Legal Framework for Moving Personal Data to the Cloud
    For many companies, the main question about cloud computing is no longer whether to move their data to the “cloud,” but how they can accomplish this transition. Cloud (or Internet-based on-demand) computing involves a shift away…
  • Oct 28

    Drones: Why You Should Start Thinking Now About the Anticipated UAS Regulation

    Drones: Why You Should Start Thinking Now About the Anticipated UAS Regulation
    Editor’s Note:  At first glance, drones may seem unrelated to the social media and Internet-related issues that we track on Socially Aware. Upon closer examination, however, many social media and Internet companies are exploring…
  • Oct 27

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Unfree speech? In the United States, the First Amendment would likely prevent the prosecution of someone who posted racist or anti-Semitic messages on a social media platform. But social media platforms operate worldwide, and many…
Rank this Week: 1413

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
  • Oct 29

    Failure to Argue Waives Infringement on Proper Claim Construction

    Failure to Argue Waives Infringement on Proper Claim Construction
    Recently, the Federal Circuit issued a decision in CardSoft v. Verifone, in which the Court overturned the district court’s claim construction. Overturning a district court’s claim construction is hardly unusual, and perhaps more…
  • Oct 27

    Big Tech Turns to Biometric Innovation

    Big Tech Turns to Biometric Innovation
    Over on IPWatchdog.com, I publish what we call Companies that We Follow. The goal is to look for interesting new technologies by exploring what some of the most innovative companies in the world are working on. After a while, you see a…
  • Oct 24

    False Statements to CAFC Lead to Attorney Discipline

    False Statements to CAFC Lead to Attorney Discipline
    Each year, PLI holds its annual Patent Litigation seminar. I will be speaking at the New York Patent Litigation 2014 program, which will take place from November 10-11, 2014. There will be an earlier presentation of the program…
Rank this Week: 694

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    Just in time for Halloween: this should make TM owners shiver

    Just in time for Halloween: this should make TM owners shiver
    The Ninth Circuit is not kidding about not presuming irreparable harm in trademark cases.Titaness Light Shop, LLC v. Sunlight Supply, Inc., No. 13-16959 (9th Cir. Oct. 9, 2014) Sunlight uses “Titan Controls” for devices that…
  • Oct 29

    Case against allegedly contaminated jerky treats proceed

    Case against allegedly contaminated jerky treats proceed
    In re Milo’s Dog Treats Consolidated Cases, 9 F.Supp.3d 523 (W.D. Pa. 2014)The court adopted the magistrate judge’s recommendation to grant defendants’ motion to dismiss unjust enrichment claims, but to deny the motion as to…
  • Oct 27

    Whole Foods' not wholly natural foods are ok

    Whole Foods' not wholly natural foods are ok
    Gedalia v. Whole Foods Market Services, Inc., 2014 WL 5315030,  No. 4:13–CV–3517 (S.D. Tex. Sept. 30, 2014)Gedalia sued on behalf of a putative class of people who bought Whole Foods’s private-label 365 Organic and 365…
Rank this Week: 68

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
  • Oct 29

    RatnerPrestia CEO & President, Jonathan H. Spadt, Honored by The Pennsylvania State University

    RatnerPrestia CEO & President, Jonathan H. Spadt, Honored by The Pennsylvania State University
    RatnerPrestia CEO & President, Jonathan H. Spadt, has been chosen as a 2015 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus of The Pennsylvania State University. Each year, the College of Engineering honors the professional achievements of a select group…
  • Oct 24

    Shareholder Kenneth N. Nigon to Present at 52nd Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law

    Shareholder Kenneth N. Nigon to Present at 52nd Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law
    RatnerPrestia Shareholder, Kenneth N. Nigon, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming 52nd Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law on November 10 – 11, 2014 at The Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas. Ken…
  • Oct 22

    RatnerPrestia Recognized in IAM Patent 1000

    RatnerPrestia Recognized in IAM Patent 1000
    Valley Forge, PA | October 2013 – RatnerPrestia was recently honored in the 2014 IAM Patent 1000. Published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), the Patent 1000 is heralded as the definitive guide to patent lawyers, attorneys and…
Rank this Week: 2989

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

Covers trademark issues affecting the fashion, high-tech, multimedia and consumer products industries. By Sullivan & Worcester.

http://www.trendingtrademarks.com/
Rank this Week: 4653

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
Rank this Week: 1377

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

Covers copyright, fair use, and sometimes trademark. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://harvardlaw74.com
Rank this Week: 478

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Oct 29

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Google has published a new version of How Google Fights Piracy, a report detailing the search giant’s antipiracy…
  • Oct 16

    New issue of Music & Copyright with collection society financial

    New issue of Music & Copyright with collection society financial
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Combined royalty collections for the 20 biggest authors’ societies and organizations that have published results…
  • Oct 10

    Music subscription services face a difficult balancing act between price and value

    Music subscription services face a difficult balancing act between price and value
    Music is unquestionably important to most people’s lives, regardless of where they are in the world. Although not everyone spends money on recorded music or buys tickets to a gig or festival, a very high percentage of people listen to…
Rank this Week: 830

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/
  • Oct 29

    Old Man and the ©: Book Cover in Video

    Old Man and the ©: Book Cover in Video
    Dear Rich: I'm working on a corporate video that will live on Youtube and Vimeo. In the video, we see the character reading Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea." Do I need permission from the publisher and/or writer's estate to be able to do…
  • Oct 27

    Speedy Scaffolding: Long Wait for Registration

    Speedy Scaffolding: Long Wait for Registration
    Dear Rich: I wrote a book for contractors and in it I describe a unique and speedy way to erect scaffolding. I was going to self-publish the book but I wanted to wait until I get the copyright registration. The Copyright Office said that it…
  • Oct 24

    Do I Need Releases for Self-Published Photo Book?

    Do I Need Releases for Self-Published Photo Book?
    Two shots from "Summer Weather" a photo book featuring1983 head shots of aspiring TV weather reportersby Michael Jang Dear Rich: I wanted to self-publish a small collection of my photographs of people. As I will try to sell this, do…
Rank this Week: 457

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1482

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/
  • Oct 29

    Intellectual Property Act 2014: The New Law on Opinion

    Intellectual Property Act 2014: The New Law on Opinion
    As I indicated in How the Intellectual Property Act 2014 changes British Patent Law JD Supra 21 June 2014 s.16 of the Intellectual Property Act 2014 amends s.74A and s.74B of the Patents Act 1977 and inserts three new subsections into…
  • Oct 17

    Flos putting us all through the Mill

    Flos putting us all through the Mill
    In 1962 Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni designed a floor lamp with a marble base and a curved lead to a bowl shaped reflector.  Those lamps, known as the Arco lamp and you can see a picture of one of those lamps in Achille…
  • Oct 16

    Use of a Trade Mark: Specsavers v ASDA

    Use of a Trade Mark: Specsavers v ASDA
    In Community Trade Marks: Specsavers v ASDA 7 Feb 2012 NIPC Law I analysed the litigation that had taken place between two well known retailers in which the Court of Appeal considered how far an aggressive marketing campaign can go without…
Rank this Week: 1782

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/
  • Oct 29

    Exhausting Regulatory Arbitrage

    Exhausting Regulatory Arbitrage
    Annelise Riles, Managing Regulatory Arbitrage: A Conflict of Laws Approach, 47 Cornell Int'l. L.J. 63 (2014).Anna GelpernA recent gathering of regulators opened with a round of congratulations: bailouts were history, bail-ins were…
  • Oct 28

    Appealing to Injustice

    Appealing to Injustice
    William M. Richman & William L. Reynolds, Injustice on Appeal: The United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis (2013).Steve VladeckProfessors William M. Richman and William L. Reynolds have been writing about the “crisis” facing…
  • Oct 27

    Title VII and Tort Law: A New Perspective

    Title VII and Tort Law: A New Perspective
    Martha Chamallas, Two Very Different Stories: Vicarious Liability Under Tort and Title VII Law, Ohio St. L.J. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Joseph SeinerIn her paper, which is a working draft and part of the Ohio State Law Journal…
Rank this Week: 270

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Oct 29

    BitTorrent: Motion to Quash is Not a Proper Vehicle for Severing Doe

    BitTorrent: Motion to Quash is Not a Proper Vehicle for Severing Doe
    Site B v. Does 1-51, No. 13 C 5295, Slip Op. (N.D. Ills. Mar. 7, 2014) (Leinenweber, Sen. J.). Judge Leinenweber denied Doe 39′s motion to quash a pre-discovery subpoena in this BitTorrent case involving the motion picture “Under…
  • Oct 27

    Fair Use & Likelihood of Confusion Doom Lanham Act Claim

    Fair Use & Likelihood of Confusion Doom Lanham Act Claim
    Sorenson v. WD-40 Co., No. 12 C 50417, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 9, 2014) (Kapala, J.). Judge Kapala granted defendant WD-40 summary judgment as to plaintiff’s Lanham Act and related state law claims regarding plaintiff’s THE…
  • Oct 24

    Final Invalidity Contentions May Not be Amended to Add Nautilus-Based Indefiniteness Claim

    Final Invalidity Contentions May Not be Amended to Add Nautilus-Based Indefiniteness Claim
    R-Boc Reps., Inc. v. Minemyer, No. 11 C 8433, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Cole, Mag. J.). Judge Cole denied plaintiff R-Boc’s motions to amend its Final Invalidity Contentions with an allegedly new theory regarding the phrase…
Rank this Week: 106