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Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Mobile Device Security Policies for Employers – Small and Large

    Mobile Device Security Policies for Employers – Small and Large
    Placing restrictions on access to Company information, however, should not be limited only to those BYOD devices. Instead, if the Company issues Company-owned devices to employees for use on Company systems, similar ground rules should be…
  • Dec 29

    Common Questions – What’s Involved in Registering a US Trademark?

    Common Questions – What’s Involved in Registering a US Trademark?
    So, you’ve decided to launch a brand name in the U.S. and are contemplating registering it in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“PTO”). What can you expect? Not every application is the same, so there will be…
  • Oct 16

    California Enacts Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA)

    California Enacts Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA)
    “For what logical reason should a handwritten letter stored in a desk drawer enjoy more protection from warrantless government surveillance than an email sent to a colleague or a text message to a loved one?” On October 8, 2015,…
Rank this Week: 1222

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/
  • Feb 10

    Microsoft Moves The Cloud to the Ocean Floor

    Microsoft Moves The Cloud to the Ocean Floor
    By Carlie Bacon Some like it hot, but datacenters don’t. When they get too toasty they crash, making waves in the sea of data storage and access. Microsoft is making waves of a more useful variety.  The company just launched…
  • Feb 8

    Video Killed the Radio Star… And the Internet Killed Cable

    Video Killed the Radio Star… And the Internet Killed Cable
    By Tyler Quillin This article began with an interest in the disparity between last year’s SEC Network and Pac12 Network revenue yields. However, research led to an even more disruptive evolution in cable television delivery – the…
  • Feb 3

    YouTube Remixers & Small Statutory Offenders in Focu

    YouTube Remixers & Small Statutory Offenders in Focu
    By Andrew H. Fuller There is little doubt that YouTube content creators have been causing waves in the copyright world since its inception. For example, in 2009, YouTube started to mute the audio tracks of any videos or streams posted by…
Rank this Week: 947

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Feb 10

    2016 International IP Index — Nigeria Ranked 30 out of 38 Countrie

    2016 International IP Index — Nigeria Ranked 30 out of 38 Countrie
    February 11, 2016  -- Yesterday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) released its 2016 International IP Index. Nigeria's overall percentage score was 9.4 out of 30, placing the country 30th out…
  • Feb 2

    Novelist Threatens to Sue Veteran Nollywood Producer for Alleged Copyright Infringment

    Novelist Threatens to Sue Veteran Nollywood Producer for Alleged Copyright Infringment
    February 2, 2016 -- DailyTrust is reporting that Novelist Ify Asia Chiemeziem is threatening to sue Nollywood producer Reginald Ebere for the alleged unauthorized adaptation of her e-book for a film produced by him. Speaking with... The…
  • Jan 27

    According to NAFDAC: Repackaged GNLD Products Sold to Unsuspecting Consumers in Abuja

    According to NAFDAC: Repackaged GNLD Products Sold to Unsuspecting Consumers in Abuja
    The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is reporting that it has confiscated a number of fake and repackaged GNLD products. These products according to NAFDAC contain poisonous substances. Specifically,…
Rank this Week: 4370

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

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

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    3M loses in Transweb appeal at CAFC

    3M loses in Transweb appeal at CAFC
    In Transweb v. 3M, Seth Waxman argued for the appellant 3M, but the CAFC affirmed the judgment of Judge FaithS. Hochberg of DNJ. The beginning of the opinion shows the extent of 3M's loss:3M sued TransWeb for infringement of several…
  • Feb 10

    CAFC gives a mixed ruling in Convolve/MIT vs. Compaq

    CAFC gives a mixed ruling in Convolve/MIT vs. Compaq
    In Convolve and MIT vs. Compaq, a case appealed to the CAFC from SDNY, the beginning of the opinion states:This case returns to us after a remand to the SouthernDistrict of New York. In the first appeal, we reversedthe district court’s…
  • Feb 9

    Trade secret case in ED Pa involving scientists at GSK

    Trade secret case in ED Pa involving scientists at GSK
    The GSK technology that was involved:The biopharmaceutical products being developed by GSK were designed to fight cancer and other serious diseases. One product under development was a monoclonal antibody (“mAB”) designed to link…
Rank this Week: 45

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

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

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • Feb 10

    Crea Ciatec cuero reflectivo para calzado industrial

    Crea Ciatec cuero reflectivo para calzado industrial
    POR: ANA LUISA GUERRERO FUENTE: Agencia Informativa CONACYT México, DF. 8 de febrero de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Con el propósito de ofrecer una herramienta de protección personal para uso en vialidades,…
  • Feb 10

    ​Superindustria protege los monogramas “LV” de LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER

    ​Superindustria protege los monogramas “LV” de LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER
    ​ Por: Henry Roberto Plazas Figueroa FUENTE: Super Intendencia de Industria y Comercio, Bogotá, Colombia. Superindustria protege los monogramas “LV” de LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER La empresa D¨MARIO…
  • Feb 10

    Reducen 85% virus del papiloma humano en 420 mujeres, al aplicarles terapia del IPN

    Reducen 85% virus del papiloma humano en 420 mujeres, al aplicarles terapia del IPN
    Por Agencia de Noticias ID Investigación y Desarrollo   El método de los investigadores politécnicos no es invasivo, únicamente ataca las células dañadas y se comprobó exitosamente su…
Rank this Week: 1065

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
  • Feb 10

    MPAA May Like Donuts, but They Shouldn’t Be the (Copyright) Police

    MPAA May Like Donuts, but They Shouldn’t Be the (Copyright) Police
    The companies and organizations that run the Internet’s domain name system shouldn’t be in the business of policing the contents of websites, or enforcing laws that can impinge on free speech. The staff of ICANN, the organization…
  • Feb 9

    White House Executive Order on Privacy Falls Short

    White House Executive Order on Privacy Falls Short
    This morning, the White House announced an Executive Order establishing a federal interagency privacy council composed of senior privacy officials from two dozen federal agencies. While seeming to offer some promise, however, the council has…
  • Feb 9

    Not Mormon®, But Still Mormon

    Not Mormon®, But Still Mormon
    Who is a Mormon? This is a fundamental question of self-identity, religion, and even Wikipedia. One would think, however, that that answer would not be found in trademark law. Intellectual Reserve, Inc. (IRI), which owns and manages the…
Rank this Week: 3877

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: 128

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
  • Feb 10

    Lapsed and Abandoned Domain Names Returned to General Pool

    Lapsed and Abandoned Domain Names Returned to General Pool
    Unlike trademarks that are owned (even if not registered) domain names are leased for renewable periods without end, but can be lost by unintentionally failing to renew registrations or intentionally abandoning them. The stronger the mark the…
  • Feb 5

    No Barrier to Reading Across the Dot

    No Barrier to Reading Across the Dot
    Even before the introduction of new top level domains in 2014 Panels had grappled with the before and after the dot issue with country code suffixes. The traditional procedure is to compare the characters of the accused domain names with the…
  • Jan 25

    Taking a Second Bite: Rehearing a Decided Case

    Taking a Second Bite: Rehearing a Decided Case
    The UDRP has no specific rules for rehearing or reconsidering a complaint. It is one of those legal issues left to the ingenuity of panelists and authorized by Rule 15(a): “A Panel shall decide a complaint on the basis of “any…
Rank this Week: 533

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Feb 10

    3M Liable for $26 Million for Fraudulent Patent Enforcement

    3M Liable for $26 Million for Fraudulent Patent Enforcement
    By Dennis Crouch Transweb v. 3M (Fed. Cir. 2016) Although 3M was the initial litigation aggressor, TransWeb’s response is the more successful.  Here, the lower court sided with TransWeb – finding 3M’s asserted patent…
  • Feb 9

    Dear Supreme Court: Does Joint Enterprise Liability Theory Apply to Direct Patent Infringement

    Dear Supreme Court: Does Joint Enterprise Liability Theory Apply to Direct Patent Infringement
    My starting point for thinking about patent infringement begins with the recognition that the corporate defendants held liable for patent infringement ordinarily do not themselves make or use the patented invention.  Rather, in…
  • Feb 9

    Pre-Issuance Damages under Section 154(d)

    Pre-Issuance Damages under Section 154(d)
    Rosebud LMS v. Adobe Systems (Fed. Cir. 2015) In one of its first interpretation of the pre-issuances damages statute, 35 U.S.C. § 154(d), the Federal Circuit has affirmed that “actual notice of the published patent…
Rank this Week: 50

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    Reading list: Feminist values in the Archive of Our Own

    Reading list: Feminist values in the Archive of Our Own
    Casey Fiesler et al. have written An Archive of Their Own: A Case Study of Feminist HCI and Values in Design (CHI 2016), a paper about feminist principles and human-computer interaction in the Archive of Our Own.  As a noncommercial…
  • Feb 8

    From tarnished financial brand to ashy whiskey?

    From tarnished financial brand to ashy whiskey?
    This story about Lehman Brothers whiskey is ... well, it is what it is.  I'm not sure I've seen a similar use of an abandoned mark before.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Feb 8

    The rest is silence: #thatswhatshesaid goes on, redacted

    The rest is silence: #thatswhatshesaid goes on, redacted
    Here's the story.  Apparently Pike just got another C&D from the holder of the rights in the play The Whipping Man, which is apparently represented in Pike's work by the sound of 72 pages flipping (because there are no women in…
Rank this Week: 68

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

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

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Feb 10

    Ant Simulation Game Canceled – The Buggy-ness of Crowdfunding Under the Magnifying Gla

    Ant Simulation Game Canceled – The Buggy-ness of Crowdfunding Under the Magnifying Gla
    Imagine if you had a great idea for a new bicycle rental business that allows customers to rent bicycles through a smartphone app. While you can develop the software, you do not have the money to buy the hardware, bicycles and bicycle racks.…
  • Feb 10

    Could Technology that Reduces the Need for Billable Hours Pose a Threat to Lawyers?

    Could Technology that Reduces the Need for Billable Hours Pose a Threat to Lawyers?
    Lawyers, and the practice of law, have played a key role throughout history and continue to do so today. For centuries, lawyers have had a fairly consistent process of analyzing the law and offering their services to others. Over the past…
  • Feb 9

    2016 Presidential Election and the Future of Net Neutrality

    2016 Presidential Election and the Future of Net Neutrality
    There are many hot-button issues being discussed in the series of presidential debates, as Americans are concerned about who is going to shape the future of the country. One issue, in particular, is that the next president will have a…
Rank this Week: 1784

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    Witness Advocate Rule Does Not Require Disqualification of Plaintiff’s Former In-House Attorney

    Witness Advocate Rule Does Not Require Disqualification of Plaintiff’s Former In-House Attorney
    The court denied defendants' motion to disqualify one of plaintiff's attorneys who previously acted as in-house counsel for a company related to plaintiff on the basis that defendants intended to call the attorney as a witness. "Defendants…
  • Feb 9

    Cloud Computing Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Cloud Computing Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    The magistrate judge recommended granting in part defendants' motion to dismiss because certain asserted claims of plaintiff’s cloud computing patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward…
  • Feb 9

    Website Digital Labelling Patents Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Website Digital Labelling Patents Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    The magistrate judge recommended denying defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's website digital labelling patents were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims were not directed toward an…
Rank this Week: 331

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
  • Feb 10

    Beware the Ides of March: How Surrogates Will Set Patent Policy

    Beware the Ides of March: How Surrogates Will Set Patent Policy
    In 2008 the surrogates did at least increase the emphasis on having some form of post grant challenge procedure in the bill that would pass Congress and be signed into law. Their work began to surface in March 2008 by way of surrogates…
  • Feb 10

    Arnold & Porter Seeks Patent Law Clerk (Chemist) for Washington, D.C. office

    Arnold & Porter Seeks Patent Law Clerk (Chemist) for Washington, D.C. office
    Arnold & Porter LLP has an opening for a Patent Law Clerk (Chemist) in the Washington, D.C. office. The Patent Law Clerk will be directly supervised by an attorney and get individualized patent law training. Candidates should have an…
  • Feb 9

    Patent Reform at all Costs: Desperate reformer resorts to lie

    Patent Reform at all Costs: Desperate reformer resorts to lie
    It is pure nonsense to say that opponents of patent reform never offer specifics, cite or discuss textual language of the bills. Utter fiction and complete fantasy. Frankly, Lee's claims are as comical and insulting as they seem to be…
Rank this Week: 153

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/
  • Feb 10

    Beware the Ides of March: How Surrogates Will Set Patent Policy

    Beware the Ides of March: How Surrogates Will Set Patent Policy
    In 2008 the surrogates did at least increase the emphasis on having some form of post grant challenge procedure in the bill that would pass Congress and be signed into law. Their work began to surface in March 2008 by way of surrogates…
  • Feb 10

    Arnold & Porter Seeks Patent Law Clerk (Chemist) for Washington, D.C. office

    Arnold & Porter Seeks Patent Law Clerk (Chemist) for Washington, D.C. office
    Arnold & Porter LLP has an opening for a Patent Law Clerk (Chemist) in the Washington, D.C. office. The Patent Law Clerk will be directly supervised by an attorney and get individualized patent law training. Candidates should have an…
  • Feb 9

    Patent Reform at all Costs: Desperate reformer resorts to lie

    Patent Reform at all Costs: Desperate reformer resorts to lie
    It is pure nonsense to say that opponents of patent reform never offer specifics, cite or discuss textual language of the bills. Utter fiction and complete fantasy. Frankly, Lee's claims are as comical and insulting as they seem to be…
Rank this Week: 2583

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    A Meaningful Shift in Super Bowl Ad

    A Meaningful Shift in Super Bowl Ad
    The Super Bowl ads this year were much like the game itself – maybe one remarkable catch, a few fumbles, and heavy on defense.  Some even deserved a penalty flag – like the one for toe fungus and the revolting…
  • Feb 9

    Rethinking Our Professions, and Unlocking New Value for Businesse

    Rethinking Our Professions, and Unlocking New Value for Businesse
    – Jason Sprenger – President, Game Changer Communications “Ummm…you’re those people who get their clients in the newspaper?” “Oh yeah, you guys throw some great parties!” “You’re…
  • Feb 8

    Super Bowl Ads, and More Super Bowl Ads?

    Super Bowl Ads, and More Super Bowl Ads?
    What is a Super Bowl ad? Typically a Super Bowl ad refers to the ad of a brand that has paid lots of money to air its ad on network television during the Super Bowl, a/k/a The Big Game. Apparently there are some NFL guidelines CBS had to…
Rank this Week: 193

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/
  • Feb 10

    Love it or leave it? Uber’s new logo

    Love it or leave it? Uber’s new logo
    Uber last week unveiled a new logo and design package. The new logo fails for a variety of reasons: There was nothing wrong with the old logo. Perhaps just a splash of color added to it would have been nice, but an overhaul was unnecessary.…
  • Feb 9

    ’Cause They Never Go Out of Style: Why Musicians Are Registering More Trademarks Than Ever

    ’Cause They Never Go Out of Style: Why Musicians Are Registering More Trademarks Than Ever
    An article I recently co-authored with Elizabeth M. Dukette (a recent law student intern at our firm) has been published by the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law in its LANDSLIDE magazine. ’Cause They…
  • Feb 8

    5 trademark lessons from this year’s Super Bowl® ad

    5 trademark lessons from this year’s Super Bowl® ad
    As usual, the commercials featured during the Super Bowl broadcast on Sunday night garnered a lot of attention. After all, they were generally new, featured a lot of celebrity appearances, and cost a fortune to produce and run. This…
Rank this Week: 1308

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: 1453

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Feb 10

    20 years of the Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace

    20 years of the Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace
    John Perry Barlow’s A Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace was published 20 years ago. While it is something that tends to concern mostly Internet regulation theorists, it is surprising just how relevant it continues to be. The…
  • Feb 3

    European Court of Human Rights revisits intermediary liability

    European Court of Human Rights revisits intermediary liability
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has revisited the issue of liability for Internet intermediaries in the case of Magyar Tartalomszolgáltatók Egyesülete and Index.Hu v Hungary. This is the second time in less than…
  • Jan 30

    California judge reaches decision in PETA’s monkey selfie case

    California judge reaches decision in PETA’s monkey selfie case
    A judge in California has dismissed a copyright case brought by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), where the animal rights organisation claimed that it represented the monkey that took the famous selfie depicted above. The…
Rank this Week: 333

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    Wednesday Whimsie

    Wednesday Whimsie
    IP educational initiative--The Intellectual Property Office and Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Minister for Intellectual Property, announced today a new government initiative to help UK schools promote what the initiative calls "vital Intellectual…
  • Feb 9

    Arnold J's latest judgment flags down the iconic (but not distinctive) London black cab

    Arnold J's latest judgment flags down the iconic (but not distinctive) London black cab
    In warmer times, the AmeriKat can be found on Broadwayhailing the iconic yellow cabs to take her to Bloomingdalesfor some light shopping. Outside her window this morning, the AmeriKat is watching the iconic yellow cabs of New York racing…
  • Feb 8

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week
    Were you away or just too busy to read the IPKat last week? As usual, nothing to worry about: thanks to our dear friend and colleague Alberto Bellan it is #NeverTooLate (now on its 84th edition) to catch up.So here’s what happened on…
Rank this Week: 30

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 194

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/
  • Feb 10

    The Low Road

    The Low Road
    Serena Mayeri, Marital Supremacy and the Constitution of the Nonmarital Family, 103 Calif. L. Rev. 1277 (2015).Katharine BartlettA concern about the marriage equality movement is that it has reinforced the supremacy of marriage and detracted…
  • Feb 9

    Thinking for the Future

    Thinking for the Future
    Katherine Gibson, Deborah Bird Rose, & Ruth Fincher, Manifesto for Living in the Anthropocene (2015).Margaret DaviesManifesto for Living in the Anthropocene is notable for two reasons – it is published under a creative commons…
  • Feb 8

    International Law and Step-Zero: Going Beyond Cyberwar

    International Law and Step-Zero: Going Beyond Cyberwar
    Kristen Eichensehr, Cyber War & International Law Step Zero, 50 Tex. Int'l L.J. 355 (2015), available at SSRN.Herbert LinKristen Eichensehr recently published a piece entitled Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero that describes an…
Rank this Week: 265

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 418

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Feb 10

    The Law of Banksy: Who Owns Street Art?

    The Law of Banksy: Who Owns Street Art?
    Fresh from the press, a new law review article on street art and property rights by Peter N. Salib, currently a J.D. candidate at the University of Chicago Law School and a future clerk for the eminent 7th Circuit jurist and scholar, Frank H.…
  • Feb 9

    How Google Stole the Work of Millions of Author

    How Google Stole the Work of Millions of Author
    Roxana Robinson, president of the Authors Guild in New York, on why the U.S. Supreme Court should hear the Author’s Guild lawsuit against Google. (It’s on the WSJ, so need paid subscription. Probably due to copyright reasons.)
  • Feb 9

    Aesthetics and Law Symposium at RISD

    Aesthetics and Law Symposium at RISD
    I’m very happy to be presenting at the Questioning Aesthetics Symposium at the Rhode Island School of Design on March 11th and 12th. I’ll be on the Saturday afternoon panel, Aesthetics and Law. I do hope to see you there. A bit on…
Rank this Week: 247

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Feb 10

    Rights Resurrected - The Use of Abandoned IP Right

    Rights Resurrected - The Use of Abandoned IP Right
    Intellectual property, much like many other forms of property, can become either useless or worthless to a rights holder, even if that would not be the case as it stands when the rights are let go or forgotten. A good example of this is the…
  • Jan 27

    Metatags and IP Rights, Eh - Infringement of Rights Through Metatags in Canada

    Metatags and IP Rights, Eh - Infringement of Rights Through Metatags in Canada
    The Internet has spawned a great deal of new issues when it comes to intellectual property, even outside of the more obvious problems of piracy and sale of counterfeit goods from overseas. One issue that most would not think about in the…
  • Jan 21

    Another Break - Justice Arnold Settles the Kit Kat Case After CJEU Decision

    Another Break - Justice Arnold Settles the Kit Kat Case After CJEU Decision
    After quite an unsatisfying Court of Justice decision earlier in September in the Kit Kat case, many of us invested in the world of IP were waiting for the decision by the High Court of Justice in the UK applying the CJEU's considerations.…
Rank this Week: 4606

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/
  • Feb 10

    Lookalikes: Gama Healthcare Ltd v PAL International Ltd

    Lookalikes: Gama Healthcare Ltd v PAL International Ltd
    In  Gama Healthcare Ltd v PAL International Ltd [2016] EWHC 75 (IPEC) (20 Jan 2016) the claimant, Gama Healthcare Ltd ("Gama") sued PAL International Ltd. ("PAL") for passing off. Gama complained that the get-up of…
  • Feb 5

    Unitary Patent: UPC's Power to Amend

    Unitary Patent: UPC's Power to Amend
    Venetian Patent Act 1474 Source Wikipedia Yesterday I presented a talk on the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court. I had a good audience which included some familiar faces as well as several new ones. At the end of…
  • Jan 25

    Caspian Pizza Ltd and Others v Shah and Another

    Caspian Pizza Ltd and Others v Shah and Another
    The sign that appears above is registered as a trade mark for Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats;…
Rank this Week: 1729

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Feb 9

    Turkeys, Geese and the wild question of control

    Turkeys, Geese and the wild question of control
    For trade mark owners, there are many benefits to trade mark licensing.  Not only are there financial gains, but licensing agreements can build brand exposure and heighten the reputation of the existing business. However trade mark…
  • Feb 9

    All aboard? Possible changes to country of origin food labeling in Australia

    All aboard? Possible changes to country of origin food labeling in Australia
    The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) is currently calling for submissions from food industry stakeholders in response to a consultation paper which has the potential to change significantly the framework governing food…
  • Feb 9

    EU trade mark law reform

    EU trade mark law reform
    10 things to know As we previously reported in January 2016, the European Commission decided in 2008 that a review of the functioning of the trade mark system in Europe was required in order to further harmonise the national laws of Member…
Rank this Week: 4511

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    T339/13 : rétroaction haptique avec un animal virtuel

    T339/13 : rétroaction haptique avec un animal virtuel
    La demande avait pour objet une méthode pour fournir une rétroaction haptique lors de l'interaction avec un animal de compagnie virtuel. Par rapport à D1 (voir figure ci-contre), la méthode se différencie…
  • Feb 7

    T1019/13 : admission d'arguments d'activité inventive

    T1019/13 : admission d'arguments d'activité inventive
    Lors de la procédure orale, les Opposants ont déclaré maintenir les diverses attaques d'activité inventive, à savoir celles basées sur E12 seul, E12 + E29, E30 ou E31, E12 + E2, E12 +…
  • Feb 4

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    A teddy bear having pliable and movable arms for hugging, comprising: a) a teddy bear having a head, a torso, a pair of arms with paws and a pair of legs; b) each of said arms being pliable and movable and being connected to each side of said…
Rank this Week: 624

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    OAPI suspensions, Java decision, workshops and honours.

    OAPI suspensions, Java decision, workshops and honours.
    Prof Tana Pistorius is organising a workshop to be held in Pretoria on 14-15 April on the Patent Declaration - "The Patent Declaration was drafted by numerous academics worldwide under the leadership of Max Planck ... [which] mainly relates…
  • Feb 8

    PAIPO & Agenda 2063

    PAIPO & Agenda 2063
    The operationalization of the Pan-African IP Organisation (PAIPO) is progressing slowly but surely within the unfolding of the AU's Agenda 2063. For details of this progress, see  the Paipo Watch where I  have been tracking PAIPO…
  • Feb 7

    WIPO's enabling program in Uganda

    WIPO's enabling program in Uganda
    Hillary Muheebwa, writing for IP-Watch, reports from a recent WIPO training camp in Uganda that there is a renewed call for the protection of geographical indications and collective marks to make local products more valuable.…
Rank this Week: 1438

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Feb 9

    Celltrion's Proposed REMICADE® Biosimilar Recommended for Approval

    Celltrion's Proposed REMICADE® Biosimilar Recommended for Approval
    By Andrew Williams -- Earlier today, the FDA's Arthritis Advisory Committee recommended approval of biologics license application ("BLA") 125544 submitted by Celltrion, Inc. for CT-P13, a proposed biosimilar to Janssen Biotech Inc.'s REMICADE…
  • Feb 8

    Avid Technology, Inc. v. Harmonic, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Avid Technology, Inc. v. Harmonic, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Lesson for Defendant-Appellee's: Provide Responsive Arguments on Appeal By Joseph Herndon -- On January 29, 2016, the Federal Circuit issued an Opinion in Avid Technology, Inc. v. Harmonic, Inc. in which the judgment of the District Court was…
  • Feb 7

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Astellas Pharma Inc. et al. v. Apotex Inc. et al. 1:15-cv-00857; filed September 22, 2015 in the District Court of Delaware…
Rank this Week: 65

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/
  • Feb 9

    KidVid Reports Moving to LMS

    KidVid Reports Moving to LMS
    Starting March 31, Form 398 will be filed through the Licensing and Management System portal Attention, all you Class A and commercial TV licensees. The Commission has announced that the next time you go to file a quarterly Children’s…
  • Feb 5

    Is Wi-Fi in Danger?

    Is Wi-Fi in Danger?
    Upcoming tests seek to predict whether Wi-Fi can survive cell companies’ using its frequency bands. (Like it says in that disclaimer over to the right, this post reflects the opinions of its author – not his law firm, its other…
  • Feb 5

    Telecom Tickler 2016 – CPNI Certifications Due By March 1

    Telecom Tickler 2016 – CPNI Certifications Due By March 1
    It’s that time of year again – time for our annual reminder to most (but not necessarily all) telecommunications carriers and interconnected VoIP providers that your CPNI certifications are due by March 1, 2016. As described by…
Rank this Week: 879

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Feb 9

    WYWH: Knoedler Trial Uncut (Week 2)

    WYWH: Knoedler Trial Uncut (Week 2)
    By Center for Art Law Staff Another exciting and riveting week has passed in Courtroom 318, where District Judge Paul Gardephe is presiding over the trial in the case brought by Domenico and Eleanor De Sole against Ann Freedman, Knoedler…
  • Feb 4

    U.S. Museums May Serve As Safe Havens to protect ISIS-Looted Antiquities from Destruction

    U.S. Museums May Serve As Safe Havens to protect ISIS-Looted Antiquities from Destruction
      by Elizabeth Weber, Esq. Following the destruction and looting of culturally significant works in war-torn areas, the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) issued a number of protocols to safeguard these artifacts by granting them…
  • Feb 1

    WYWH: Knoedler Trial Uncut (Week 1)

    WYWH: Knoedler Trial Uncut (Week 1)
    After the “public closing” (words used by Melissa De Medeiros, a former Knoedler employee in her testimony on January 27) of the venerable Knoedler Gallery (the “Gallery”) in November 2011, rumors spread that the…
Rank this Week: 641

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Feb 9

    Protecting Your Inherited Wealth in Wisconsin

    Protecting Your Inherited Wealth in Wisconsin
    Estate planning is an essential tool to ensure your money and other assets are transferred pursuant to your wishes upon your death. If you are bequeathing money to a loved one in your will, it is important to keep in mind that large sums of…
  • Jan 25

    Why You Should Name a Retirement Trust as Beneficiary

    Why You Should Name a Retirement Trust as Beneficiary
    Naming the right beneficiary is critical. Most people want to continue the tax-deferred growth for as long as possible, paying the least amount in income taxes. This is called “stretching out” the account. Distributions after you…
  • Jan 16

    How To Avoid Probate Court

    How To Avoid Probate Court
    Most of our clients want to avoid probate because it has a reputation for being expensive, time consuming, stressful - and public, meaning anyone anywhere can see who got what and how to contact them. Beneficiaries may become victims to nosey…
Rank this Week: 3083

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 105

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 1480

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Feb 9

    Personality disorder

    Personality disorder
    When will we ever learn?  The story here is about a lawsuit by lawyer Moira Bernstein, who complains, on behalf of a purported class, that by listing her plain-vanilla attorney name and address and regular old directory information…
  • Feb 3

    Holy copyright baloney, Batman!

    Holy copyright baloney, Batman!
    It’s not as if I’ve got a problem with DC Comics or something, but, well, here you go.  They’re just being like that!  And I’m just catching up with the fin-fendered fun.  First, per the…
  • Jan 25

    How important is copyright registration?

    How important is copyright registration?
    Originally posted 2007-12-28 10:31:49. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThis important  (pdf). As a New York Law Journal article (sub. reqd.) puts it, The Second Circuit’s decision in In re Literary Works substantially limits the…
Rank this Week: 135

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/
  • Feb 9

    101 Motion Denied / Motions to Strike Expert Testimony Denied

    101 Motion Denied / Motions to Strike Expert Testimony Denied
    Gonzalez v. InfoStream Group, Inc., 2:14cv906 (2/6/16) (Payne, J.) Judge Payne recommended denial of the defendant's 101 motion in this case which began trial yesterday in Marshall. The Court found that the claims were not directed toward…
  • Feb 3

    Two more patent verdict

    Two more patent verdict
    Eastern District juries have returned a couple more patent verdicts in the past week. In the first, in Judge Mazzant's court in Sherman the jury found the asserted claims infringed, not invalid, and assessed $1,095,807.30 in lost sales and…
  • Jan 28

    If a patent plaintiff gets a verdict for no money, is it a win or not?

    If a patent plaintiff gets a verdict for no money, is it a win or not?
    As readers know, I have been keeping a close watch on local trends in patent cases since the patent docket emerged in the early 1990's, from the plaintiffs' anni horribili of 2007 and 2013 - to which we can now...
Rank this Week: 200

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Feb 9

    Lumen View Technology, LLC. v. Findthebest.com, INC., No. 2015-1275, 1325 (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Lumen View Technology, LLC. v. Findthebest.com, INC., No. 2015-1275, 1325 (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Written By: David Youngkin Recently the Federal Circuit in Lumen View Technology LLC v. Findthebest.com, Inc. upheld the district courts finding of exceptionality.  However, the Federal Circuit found it was improper to double the…
  • Jan 12

    Belden Inc., v. Berk-Tek LLC., No. 2014-1575, -1576 (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Belden Inc., v. Berk-Tek LLC., No. 2014-1575, -1576 (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    Written by: Justin Blaufeld Belden and Berk-Tek compete in making and selling telecommunications cable and cabling systems. In 2012, Berk-Tek's predecessor (Nexans, Inc.) petitioned for inter partes review of Belden's U.S. Patent No.…
  • Jan 8

    Patent No. U.S. 9,126,487 B2

    Patent No. U.S. 9,126,487 B2
    Written By: Roland Casillas, Web and Blog Editor Patent No. U.S. 9,126,487 B2   Hoverboard which Generates Magnetic lift to Carry a Person   Inventors: D. Gregory Henderson, Shauna Moran, Mitchell Dougherty, Victor…
Rank this Week: 3944

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
Rank this Week: 1401

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    IP Cases on Supreme Court Docket: October 2015 Term

    IP Cases on Supreme Court Docket: October 2015 Term
    Wolters Kluwer, in its IP Today newsletter, provided a chart here listing the current "U.S. Supreme Court Docket, October 2015 Term — Intellectual Property Cases," with links to the docket sheet, the lower court ruling, and many of the…
  • Feb 8

    WYHA? "HEALTHY HEMP" Merely Descriptive of Hemp-Containing Baked Goods, Says TTAB

    WYHA? "HEALTHY HEMP" Merely Descriptive of Hemp-Containing Baked Goods, Says TTAB
    The Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(1) refusal to register HEALTHY HEMP, finding it merely descriptive of "bakery goods; breads; tortillas; all of the foregoing containing hemp" [HEMP disclaimed]. Applicant argued that the mark as a whole "has…
  • Feb 5

    Precedential No. 2: TTAB Denies Protective Order Motion and Sanctions Movant

    Precedential No. 2: TTAB Denies Protective Order Motion and Sanctions Movant
    The Board was not pleased with Applicant Rani Sachdev's motion for a protective order, filed on the day her discovery responses were due. It denied the motion as deficient and meritless, ordered Sachdev to show cause why sanctions should not…
Rank this Week: 176

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Feb 9

    U.S. Patent No. 8,678,928: System and method to deliver video game

    U.S. Patent No. 8,678,928: System and method to deliver video game
    U.S. Patent No. 8,678,928: System and method to deliver video gamesIssued Mar. 25, 2014, to AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.Summary:The ‘928 patent covers set-top boxes that rely on user logins to access previous game information.…
  • Feb 3

    Job Vacancy: Digital Image Rights and Reproduction Specialist

    Job Vacancy: Digital Image Rights and Reproduction Specialist
    I don't normally post job openings, but this one looked cool. The Smithsonian Institution is looking for someone that researches, negotiates, obtains, and documents licenses from copyright holders to use images of NPG collection objects in…
  • Feb 2

    U.S. Patent No. 8,535,151: Multimedia-based video game distribution

    U.S. Patent No. 8,535,151: Multimedia-based video game distribution
    U.S. Patent 8,535,151: Multimedia-based video game distributionIssued Sep. 17, 2013, to AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.Summary:The ‘151 patent describes a system for selecting games from a content provider. A user selects a game…
Rank this Week: 449

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1497

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
  • Feb 9

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-08

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-08
    SCO slapped in latest round of eternal 'Who owns UNIX?' lawsuit https://t.co/YKTwqIL3l4 -> God Can Stop Piracy, Research Finds https://t.co/OBurT4u227 -> No-show cybersquatter liable for $1.2 million | IPPro The Internet news…
  • Feb 8

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-07

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-07
    Twitter suspends 125,000 accounts for promoting terrorism, most related to ISIS https://t.co/m5wgw48ZIs -> Courthouse News Service https://t.co/nnTKwyFM2B -> Copyhype Friday’s Endnotes – 02/05/16 https://t.co/qrH06Ow55w…
  • Feb 7

    Does the TPP Protect Canadian Cultural Policy?

    Does the TPP Protect Canadian Cultural Policy?
    This is a guest post by Peter Grant. Peter S. Grant is Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault LLP.  He is an expert on communications and cultural policy, and the co-author of Blockbusters and Trade Wars: Popular Culture in a Globalized…
Rank this Week: 593

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Changes to the European Trademark system

    Changes to the European Trademark system
    Classification reform – Article 28 (8) As we mentioned in our blog on 18 January 2016, a new regulation on the European Trademark (EUTMR) will enter into force on 23 March 2016. One of the changes concerns the scope of protection of a…
  • Feb 8

    OEM activities in China do not amount to trademark infringement

    OEM activities in China do not amount to trademark infringement
    The PRC Supreme People’s Court has decided that OEM activities in China do not amount to trademark infringement (however, this does not seem to be the final word on the issue) A foreign brand owner has registered its mark in a foreign…
  • Feb 3

    Unitary SPCs in Europe after all?

    Unitary SPCs in Europe after all?
    As readers of this blog know, we at Awapatent are actively following the exciting developments in the creation of a unitary patent system in Europe. It will be possible to obtain European patents with unitary effect in 25 countries, and…
Rank this Week: 1982

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 638