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Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Mar 22

    Millions of Papers, Papers for Me

    Millions of Papers, Papers for Me
    Stuck in the 19th Century, the Federal Circuit Rule 30(a) requires appellants to submit six paper copies of the appendix to the briefs. In a recent filing, pro se appellant Urvashi Bhagat asked the court to waive this…
  • Mar 22

    Lexmark Oral Arguments: A Boon to the Sticker Industry?

    Lexmark Oral Arguments: A Boon to the Sticker Industry?
    by Dennis Crouch This is a follow-up on my earlier post on the oral arguments here: The Cost of Getting the Law Right On March 21, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the patent exhaustion case captioned Impression Prods., Inc. v.…
  • Mar 22

    Supreme Court Cheers on Copyright Separability

    Supreme Court Cheers on Copyright Separability
    by Dennis Crouch Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands (Supreme Court 2017) In a new Copyright decision, the Supreme Court has modified the doctrine of separability that allows for copyright of works of authorship associated with useful…
Rank this Week: 53

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Mar 22

    The Bill of Rights at The Border: The First Amendment and the Right to Anonymous Speech

    The Bill of Rights at The Border: The First Amendment and the Right to Anonymous Speech
    The U.S. border has been thrown into the spotlight these last few months, with border agents detaining travelers for hours, demanding travelers unlock devices, and even demanding passwords and social media handles as a prerequisite for…
  • Mar 22

    Call Your Senators Thursday Morning to Save Your Privacy

    Call Your Senators Thursday Morning to Save Your Privacy
    Congress is getting serious about taking away your online privacy. We have to get serious about stopping them. The Senate is going to vote on Thursday on a measure from Sen. Jeff Flake that would repeal the broadband privacy rules passed by…
  • Mar 22

    Know About Digital Devices Searches in California Schools? Send a Report to EFF.

    Know About Digital Devices Searches in California Schools? Send a Report to EFF.
    Here in California, we’re in a tough battle over how and when the government can search through the digital devices of teachers and students. A terrible proposal—A.B. 165—seeks to strip over 6-million Californians of privacy…
Rank this Week: 3702

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
  • Mar 22

    What’s in a name? How to protect yourself if your name is your personal brand

    What’s in a name? How to protect yourself if your name is your personal brand
    Cher, Prince, Oprah, Bono – all of these celebrities have one thing in common – the capacity to be recognised by nothing more than a single name. For businesses which are built on the success of a personal brand, a name can be a…
  • Mar 7

    Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s IP system

    Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s IP system
    The Inquiry Report into Intellectual Property Arrangements recently published by the Productivity Commission (Report) argues that Australia’s IP system is weighted too heavily in favour of rights holders and against the interests of the…
  • Mar 6

    Protecting Australian brands in China

    Protecting Australian brands in China
    Summary China continues to emerge as one of the most important intellectual property (IP) destinations for Australians, having overtaken the US and New Zealand as Australia’s predominant destination market for Australian trade marks…
Rank this Week: 4424

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on 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/
  • Mar 22

    What’s in a name? How to protect yourself if your name is your personal brand

    What’s in a name? How to protect yourself if your name is your personal brand
    Cher, Prince, Oprah, Bono – all of these celebrities have one thing in common – the capacity to be recognised by nothing more than a single name. For businesses which are built on the success of a personal brand, a name can be a…
  • Mar 7

    Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s IP system

    Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s IP system
    The Inquiry Report into Intellectual Property Arrangements recently published by the Productivity Commission (Report) argues that Australia’s IP system is weighted too heavily in favour of rights holders and against the interests of the…
  • Mar 6

    Protecting Australian brands in China

    Protecting Australian brands in China
    Summary China continues to emerge as one of the most important intellectual property (IP) destinations for Australians, having overtaken the US and New Zealand as Australia’s predominant destination market for Australian trade marks…
Rank this Week: 4526

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

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

http://www.mipatente.com/
Rank this Week: 1020

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Copyrights at the Supreme Court: Star Athletica v. Varsity Brand

    Copyrights at the Supreme Court: Star Athletica v. Varsity Brand
    On Wednesday, March 22nd, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in a copyright case, which clarifies federal copyright law surrounding whether features incorporated into the design of a useful article are eligible for copyright…
  • Mar 22

    Supreme Court says laches is no defense to patent infringement

    Supreme Court says laches is no defense to patent infringement
    The fact that laches cannot be used as a defense to a patent infringement action brought during the statute of limitations is most definitely a pro-patent decision. Presently patents are much weaker than they have been at any time over the…
  • Mar 22

    Other Barks for Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

    Other Barks for Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
    The highest federal court in the United States declines to hear an appeal from tech giants on applying common sense to patent validity challenge proceedings. A group of pharmaceutical giants duke it out in a patent battle over a topical…
Rank this Week: 2457

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Mar 22

    Patent Law: Federal Circuit Rules on Two Eli Lilly Patent Case

    Patent Law: Federal Circuit Rules on Two Eli Lilly Patent Case
    Washington, D.C. — The Federal Circuit ruled on two patent infringement decisions, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute v. Eli Lilly & Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. v. Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, that…
  • Mar 21

    Copyright Law: Registering a Work with the Copyright Office

    Copyright Law: Registering a Work with the Copyright Office
    How do I register my copyright? To register a work, submit a completed application form, and a nonreturnable copy or copies of the work to be registered to the U.S. Copyright Office. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section…
  • Mar 17

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Nine New Doe Defendants Accused of Infringing Copyrighted Movie

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Nine New Doe Defendants Accused of Infringing Copyrighted Movie
    Hammond, Indiana – ME2 Productions Inc. of Carson City, Nevada filed an additional lawsuit in the Northern District of Indiana alleging copyright infringement of the action thriller Mechanic: Resurrection. The lawsuit lists nine…
Rank this Week: 599

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

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

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: 127

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 31

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

Covers the Supreme Court's review of In re Bilski. By Fenwick & West.

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Shzoom Requests the Federal Circuit Reissue Trading Technologies as Precedential Opinion

    Shzoom Requests the Federal Circuit Reissue Trading Technologies as Precedential Opinion
    On January 18, 2017 the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Trading Technologies Int’l., Inc. v. CQG, Inc., its first decision finding a user interface to be patent eligible subject matter. The court designated the opinion as…
  • Mar 16

    AliceStorm Update February 2017

    AliceStorm Update February 2017
    by Robert R. Sachs As many of my readers noticed, I didn't publish any of my own blogs in January and February. As it turned out, I suffered from a peculiar form of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), what I would call SMIAD: Subject Matter…
  • Jan 30

    Surviving Alice in the Finance Art

    Surviving Alice in the Finance Art
    By Mark Nowotarski The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank (“Alice”)[i] has had a dramatic impact on the allowability of computer implemented inventions, especially in the finance arts (e.g. insurance, banking,…
Rank this Week: 2820

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 5093

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: 106

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Mar 22

    R.I.P. Conceptual Separability Test

    R.I.P. Conceptual Separability Test
    The Supreme Court held on March 22, 2017 that a feature incorporated into the design of a useful article is eligible for copyright protection “if, when identified and imagined apart from the useful article, it would qualify as a…
  • Mar 22

    Interested in EU copyright and wish to discuss it in Florence? Here's the event for you

    Interested in EU copyright and wish to discuss it in Florence? Here's the event for you
    Copyright + Florence = ♥As previously reported on The IPKat, there is an event that is taking place next month and will be of interest to 1709 Blog readers. Entitled 'European copyright - quo vadis?', this 2-day…
  • Mar 21

    Wish to discuss GS Media and linking?

    Wish to discuss GS Media and linking?
    Well, who could possibly reply 'no' to such a question?!?If you are in London in the evening of Tuesday, 28 March, then you may want to attend the new event organised by TIPLO (The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation), to which I…
Rank this Week: 3728

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Mar 22

    Supreme Court: useful articles such as clothing can include copyrightable element

    Supreme Court: useful articles such as clothing can include copyrightable element
    A new Supreme Court decision helps to clarify the extent to which copyright law can protect design elements of a useful article, such as an article of clothing. The Copyright Act states that “useful articles” are generally not…
  • Mar 17

    Can a patent expire before it issues?

    Can a patent expire before it issues?
      In certain situations, yes.  Ordinarily, the term of a patent begins on the grant date and ends twenty years after the filing date of the patent. If the patent claims priority to an earlier-filed nonprovisional patent…
  • Feb 13

    Are you using your trademark with ALL of the goods and services listed in your trademark application?

    Are you using your trademark with ALL of the goods and services listed in your trademark application?
    On January 19, 2017, the USPTO published a final rule that would allow the USPTO to verify whether trademark holders are using a trademark with all of the goods and services listed in the trademark application or registration. However, the…
Rank this Week: 1109

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Mar 22

    The Legislative History of NEA and NEH

    The Legislative History of NEA and NEH
    Art like life should be free, since both are experimental. ~George Santayana By Emily Lanza* On March 16, 2017, the President of the United States announced his proposed budget for 2018, which outlines his plans to eliminate the National…
  • Mar 15

    Book Review: “Art and Business: Transactions in Art & Cultural Property” (2016)

    Book Review: “Art and Business: Transactions in Art & Cultural Property” (2016)
    By Marine Leclinche* With every new publication on the subject of art law we are pleased to note the developments and growth of the field, as well as acknowledge new authors tackling the subject. In his introduction, to Art and…
  • Feb 10

    WYWH: Introduction to Estate Planning for Artists in “Your Art Will Outlive You”

    WYWH: Introduction to Estate Planning for Artists in “Your Art Will Outlive You”
      By Heather DeSerio The subject of what life keeps in store for artists’ legacy when they are no longer around to protect their works is of increasing interest to auction houses, galleries, heirs and artists themselves. On…
Rank this Week: 639

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Mar 22

    SCOTUS asks Director Lee to respond to SCOTUS cert petition

    SCOTUS asks Director Lee to respond to SCOTUS cert petition
    At the end of February, the United States Supreme Court requested a response from Michelle K. Lee, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), related to the petition for writ of certiorari filed by Oil…
  • Mar 13

    Congress moves to divert agency fees, but not Patent Office fee

    Congress moves to divert agency fees, but not Patent Office fee
    In early February 2017, Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)(shown left) introduced the Agency Accountability Act of 2017 (AAA) in both the House of Representatives (HR 850) and the Senate (S. 299), respectively. The AAA…
  • Feb 24

    Software Patentability 2017

    Software Patentability 2017
    Today, most computer innovations relate to software, at least in some important ways, and the USPTO continues to issue at least some patents for software-related inventions. No one seriously believes software will become patent…
Rank this Week: 687

FPC Review

FPC Review

By Martin Wilming. Reviews / summarizes all decisions issued by the Swiss Federal Patent Court.

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • Mar 22

    The Annual report of the Federal Patent Court: 2016 in a nutshell

    The Annual report of the Federal Patent Court: 2016 in a nutshell
    The official Annual Report 2016 of the FPC has been published earlier this week. It comes along with an official Executive Summary as follows (emphasis added): Compared to the previous year,… read more
  • Mar 7

    It’s just not the right time …

    It’s just not the right time …
    Case No. O2016_012 ¦ Decision of 22 February 2017 (excerpt) ¦ “Rechtliches Gehör, unbedingtes Replikrecht, Prozessleitung, Waffengleichheit” This procedural order… read more
  • Mar 3

    Case law of the FPC: Expect some after-work insight on March 30 …

    Case law of the FPC: Expect some after-work insight on March 30 …
    Don’t miss VESPA‘s annual evening seminar on case law of the FPC on Thursday, March 30 in Zurich (Hotel Krone, Schaffhauserstrasse 1, 8006 Zurich). Gain first-hand insight from… read more
Rank this Week: 4989

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Mar 22

    Celebrating Women of Innovation

    Celebrating Women of Innovation
    A post about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce Women inventors and scientists have made lasting contributions to our nation’s history, but why is it that many people are unable to name one female inventor, but can easily…
  • Mar 13

    2017 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

    2017 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
    Guest blog by Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld Recently, the National Inventors Hall of Fame, in partnership with the USPTO, announced the 2017 National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees. These visionary inventors each patented…
  • Jan 12

    More new ways to explore patent data

    More new ways to explore patent data
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Making patent data accessible to the public has been a cornerstone of this agency’s policy since its inception. I’m pleased…
Rank this Week: 1976

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

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

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

Focuses on sharing news, information and resources about copyright and trademark law, privacy and security issues, contracts, including Terms of Use and license agreements, as well as caselaw, law suits and new legislation that could impact IP laws in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
  • Mar 22

    The US Supreme Court ruled today that designs of & on useful...

    The US Supreme Court ruled today that designs of & on useful...
    The US Supreme Court ruled today that designs of & on useful articles clothing can be copyrightable - but clothing itself is and remains a useful article, and is not copyrightable. The #copyright protection only exists if the…
  • Feb 22

    transformativeworks: The OTW is recruiting Fanlore Staffers and...

    transformativeworks: The OTW is recruiting Fanlore Staffers and...
    transformativeworks: The OTW is recruiting Fanlore Staffers and AO3 Tag Wranglers. Learn more and apply here: https://goo.gl/kagfCn
  • Feb 22

    Public Knowledge has released this magically adorable video to...

    Public Knowledge has released this magically adorable video to...
    Public Knowledge has released this magically adorable video to celebrate Fair Use Week - you can learn copyright policy to the tune of Let It Go - all thanks to parody law and fair use!
Rank this Week: 4881

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

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

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Mar 22

    How to buy physical goods using Bitcoin with improved security and privacy

    How to buy physical goods using Bitcoin with improved security and privacy
    Bitcoin has found success as a decentralized digital currency, but it is only one step toward decentralized digital commerce. Indeed, creating decentralized marketplaces and mechanisms is a nascent and active area of research. In a new paper,…
  • Mar 8

    Pragmatic advice for buying “Internet of Things” device

    Pragmatic advice for buying “Internet of Things” device
    We’re hearing an increasing amount about security flaws in “Internet of Things” devices, such as a “messaging” teddy bear with poor security or perhaps Samsung televisions being hackable to become snooping…
  • Feb 28

    How the Politics of Encryption Affects Government Adoption

    How the Politics of Encryption Affects Government Adoption
    I wrote yesterday about reports that people in the White House are using encrypted communication apps more often, and why that might be. Today I want to follow up by talking about how the politics of encryption might affect government…
Rank this Week: 187

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/
  • Mar 22

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline
    Do you know what upcoming FCC filing deadlines early April through early May apply to you? We do. Note our list is not comprehensive. Other proceedings may apply to you. Please do not hesitate to contact FHH if you have any…
  • Mar 21

    FCC to Expand Channel Sharing Options for Post-Auction Repack

    FCC to Expand Channel Sharing Options for Post-Auction Repack
    To spur participation in its incentive auction, the FCC early on adopted rules allowing full-power and Class A television licensees to share a single TV channel. That gave them an option to sell their spectrum to the Commission while also…
  • Mar 17

    Drones for Tower Inspections? Lookout for FAA Regulation

    Drones for Tower Inspections? Lookout for FAA Regulation
    FAA Waivers May Be Required Last summer, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued its first regulations allowing commercial flights of small unmanned aircraft (sUAS, colloquially known as drones). As we reported, those rules place a…
Rank this Week: 877

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Help! Someone Copied My Stuff!

    Help! Someone Copied My Stuff!
    At some point in this digital age, almost every individual or business in the creative space will discover that somebody has copied them. You may see it yourself, or you may get the stomach-dropping “Doesn’t this look an awful lot…
  • Mar 20

    USPTO Pulling Up the Ladder on Picture-Word Equivalency in Assessing Trademark Rights?

    USPTO Pulling Up the Ladder on Picture-Word Equivalency in Assessing Trademark Rights?
    A recent stroll through the Minneapolis skyway and the above construction billboard reminded me that we haven’t discussed the picture-word equivalency doctrine in trademark law for some time. Judging from the supersize nature and…
  • Mar 16

    Don’t Get TRUMPed By a First-Filer

    Don’t Get TRUMPed By a First-Filer
    Reading over this story on Donald Trump’s decades of headaches (and conveniently-timed successes) with the TRUMP trademark and the Chinese Trademark Office, I was reminded, as I always am, of the importance of filing federal trademark…
Rank this Week: 191

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    eBay Listing Is Not eBay’s Offer to Sell​

    eBay Listing Is Not eBay’s Offer to Sell​
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that it did not directly infringe plaintiff's bee trap patent because defendant's online marketplace listing was not defendant's offer to sell within the meaning of 35 U.S.C. §…
  • Mar 21

    Expert’s Consideration of Pre-Issuance Value of Patented Invention Does Not Render Damages Opinion Unreliable​

    Expert’s Consideration of Pre-Issuance Value of Patented Invention Does Not Render Damages Opinion Unreliable​
    The court denied defendant's motion in limine to exclude the testimony of plaintiff's damages expert for considering the pre-issuance value of the patented invention. "[T]here is no merit to [defendant's] argument that '[the expert's] opinion…
  • Mar 20

    Market Participant's Subjective Beliefs Not Relevant to Lost Profits Claim​

    Market Participant's Subjective Beliefs Not Relevant to Lost Profits Claim​
    The court granted a third party customer's motion to quash defendants' deposition subpoenas regarding plaintiff's lost profits claim because the discovery was not relevant. "Defendants argue that showing that [their customer] would not have…
Rank this Week: 330

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
Rank this Week: 4375

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Mar 22

    The Irredeemable Benny Johnson

    The Irredeemable Benny Johnson
    Benny Johnson, best known for having been fired from Buzzfeed for plagiarism, is in the news again, this time for a different ethical violation. The post The Irredeemable Benny Johnson appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Mar 22

    3 Count: Zoo Too?

    3 Count: Zoo Too?
    FilmOn loses appeal before 9th Circuit, Disney sued for allegedly stealing idea for Zootopia and Georgia Supreme Court rules on pre-1972 sound recordings. The post 3 Count: Zoo Too? appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Mar 20

    3 Count: FilmOngoing

    3 Count: FilmOngoing
    FilmOn case heard before appeals court, Spirit appeals Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven ruling and California Supreme Court hears The Turtles case. The post 3 Count: FilmOngoing appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 54

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: 522

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Reading list: new governors of online speech

    Reading list: new governors of online speech
    Kate Klonick, The New Governors: The People, Rules, and Processes Governing Online SpeechHarvard Law Review, ForthcomingAbstractPrivate online platforms have an increasingly essential role in free speech and participation in democratic…
  • Mar 22

    Iconic movie scene allows copyright but not TM claim against multimedia installation

    Iconic movie scene allows copyright but not TM claim against multimedia installation
    Harold Lloyd Entertainment, Inc. v. Moment Factory One, Inc., No. LA CV15-01556, 2015 WL 12765142 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 29, 2015)|Another blast for the past—I would really like to know more about the Westclip algorithm, but I can’t…
  • Mar 22

    Marketing method and display are functional, nondistinctive trade dre

    Marketing method and display are functional, nondistinctive trade dre
    AMID, Inc. v. Medic Alert Found. U.S. Inc., No. H-16-1137 (S.D. Tex. Mar. 16, 2017)American Medical ID (AMID) sued MedicAlert Foundation United States for trade dress and copyright infringement. The parties compete in the market for…
Rank this Week: 70

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 176

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Mar 22

    Court Stays Case Pending IPR & CBM Petitions, Pre-Institution

    Court Stays Case Pending IPR & CBM Petitions, Pre-Institution
    T-Rex Prop. AB v. Adaptive Micro Sys., LLC, No. 16 C 5667, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 26, 2017) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendant Adaptive Micro Systems’ (“Adaptive”) motion to stay plaintiff T-Rex’s patent…
  • Mar 20

    Fiduciary Shield Doctrine Does Not Prevent Suit Against Companies Sole Owner / Manager

    Fiduciary Shield Doctrine Does Not Prevent Suit Against Companies Sole Owner / Manager
    Deckers Outdoor Corp. v. Australian Leather Pty. Ltd., No. 16 C 3676, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 25, 2017) (Shah, J.). Judge Shah denied individual defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction…
  • Mar 17

    Northern District of Illinois has Highest PTAB Grant Rate

    Northern District of Illinois has Highest PTAB Grant Rate
    The Northern District has the highest grant rate for stays pending Inter Partes Review (“IPR”), Covered Business Method Review (“CBM”) and Post-Grant Review (“PGR”) of any of the biggest patent districts…
Rank this Week: 112

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Mar 22

    Bylaws, Politics, and the Institutional Structure of Delaware Corporate Law

    Bylaws, Politics, and the Institutional Structure of Delaware Corporate Law
    David Skeel, The Bylaw Puzzle in Delaware Corporate Law, 72 Bus. Law. 1 (2016/2017), available at SSRN.Christopher M. BrunerAlthough corporate bylaws are, by and large, the mundane and technical instruments of day-to-day governance that most…
  • Mar 21

    The New Institutionalism in Contract Scholarship

    The New Institutionalism in Contract Scholarship
    Matthew Jennejohn, The Private Order of Innovation Networks, 68 Stan. L. Rev. 281 (2016), available at SSRN.Robert ScottRelational contract scholarship is at a pivot point. On the one hand, the relationalist revival that has dominated…
  • Mar 20

    The Surprising Origins of the Interstate Commerce Commission

    The Surprising Origins of the Interstate Commerce Commission
    Jed Handelsman Shugerman, The Dependent Origins of Independent Agencies: The Interstate Commerce Commission, the Tenure of Office Act, and the Rise of Modern Campaign Finance, 31 J.L. & Pol. 139 (2015), available at SSRN.  Jack…
Rank this Week: 269

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
Rank this Week: 600

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Mar 22

    A Gentleman's Code - The Copying of Software Code and Copyright

    A Gentleman's Code - The Copying of Software Code and Copyright
    Computer programming, especially to the layman, can be both incredibly daunting and very confusing, as the languages, while logical, can be quite impenetrable. Since computers and computing have become near ubiquitous in modern…
  • Mar 7

    All Wrapped Up - Canadian Federal Court Decides on the Sharing of Pay-walled Copyright Work

    All Wrapped Up - Canadian Federal Court Decides on the Sharing of Pay-walled Copyright Work
    While the European landscape has changed and clarified itself to a great degree in relation to the use of copyright protected content online (see more for example here, here and here), the rest of the world, comparatively at least, has…
  • Feb 28

    Pretty Cheesed - Will GIs Remain Protected in the UK After Brexit?

    Pretty Cheesed - Will GIs Remain Protected in the UK After Brexit?
    With the impending Brexit launch date looming in only two months, the repercussions of the UK's possible decision to leave the EU casts a shadow over nearly every aspect of the law in the country. While the nuances of its effects remain…
Rank this Week: 4452

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    T754/10 : combinaison

    T754/10 : combinaison
    Le granule comprenant une unité de cœur et une unité d'enrobage revendiqué par le brevet en cause était caractérisé par 3 paramètres: 1) l'unité d'enrobage comprend moins de…
  • Mar 19

    T1540/14 : connaissances générale

    T1540/14 : connaissances générale
    La demande avait été rejetée pour défaut d'activité inventive, au motif que les connaissances générales de l'homme du métier, illustrées par les brevets D1 et D2, l'auraient…
  • Mar 16

    T2096/12 : une épaisseur insuffisamment décrite

    T2096/12 : une épaisseur insuffisamment décrite
    Le brevet avait pour objet un article absorbant comprenant une feuille de support 21, une couche absorbant les liquides 22 et deux feuilles hydrophiles 23 et 24 comprenant des fibres, l'épaisseur de l'article étant d'au…
Rank this Week: 636

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Mar 21

    S.Ct. defines patent indirect infringement under Section 271(f)(1)

    S.Ct. defines patent indirect infringement under Section 271(f)(1)
    The Supreme Court increased patent indirect infringement liabilities for companies that make and sell some but not all of the components of the patented product here in the United States then assemble the patented product overseas.…
  • Mar 15

    Irreparable harm easier to prove for grant of patent based injunction

    Irreparable harm easier to prove for grant of patent based injunction
    One of the difficulties of securing a patent based injunction was that it was difficult to prove that the harm to the patent owner was irreparable or that monetary compensation was not enough to make the patent owner whole due to the…
  • Mar 10

    Overview of patent based injunction

    Overview of patent based injunction
    What is a patent based injunction? A patent based injunction prohibits an infringer from stepping on the rights of the patent owner.  The patent grant gives the patent owner the right to exclude others from selling a patented invention…
Rank this Week: 2028

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Mar 21

    SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC (2017)

    SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC (2017)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The U.S. Supreme Court overturned another Federal Circuit decision today (this one having been decided en banc by the appellate court), in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC. The outcome…
  • Mar 20

    PTAB Life Sciences Report -- Part IV

    PTAB Life Sciences Report -- Part IV
    By John Cravero and Richard Martin -- About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each month we will report on developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Smith & Nephew, Inc. v. ConforMIS, Inc. PTAB Petition: IPR2017-00510; filed…
  • Mar 19

    Bayer CropScience AG v. Dow Agrosciences LLC (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Bayer CropScience AG v. Dow Agrosciences LLC (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, in Bayer CropScience AG v. Dow Agrosciences LLC, the Federal Circuit concluded that the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia correctly confirmed an international arbitration tribunal's…
Rank this Week: 67

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/
Rank this Week: 2790

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Mar 21

    A Patent Laches Defense No More

    A Patent Laches Defense No More
    Julie Langdon Today, the Supreme Court vacated a prior Federal Circuit decision when it decided that laches cannot be used as a defense against a claim for damages brought within the…
  • Mar 9

    Trademark Security Check Point – Draining the Swamp with Random Audits of Trademark Use

    Trademark Security Check Point – Draining the Swamp with Random Audits of Trademark Use
    Elizabeth Isaac Despite flying with TSA pre-check, random checks in airport security lines seem to be a thing for me. Just last week, a TSA officer randomly wiped down all of my…
  • Feb 25

    The Supreme Court Limits Overseas Patent Infringement

    The Supreme Court Limits Overseas Patent Infringement
    Julie L. Langdon On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Circuit got it wrong on the reach of overseas patent infringement, and opined that providing one commodity from…
Rank this Week: 808

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://www.beveragelawupdate.com
  • Mar 21

    Hey That’s Me Drinking That Beer! UGC Rights at Issue in Beer/Photo Lawsuit

    Hey That’s Me Drinking That Beer! UGC Rights at Issue in Beer/Photo Lawsuit
    Kayla Kraft (no known relation to the cheese people) found herself on a Natural Light coaster with a fake handlebar mustache drinking a beer under the heading “Every Natty Has a Story.”  She apparently didn’t like that…
  • Dec 8

    Canadian Company Pursues Moose Trademark: Trouble Brewing for Maine Beer Maker

    Canadian Company Pursues Moose Trademark: Trouble Brewing for Maine Beer Maker
    As brewers and residents of Maine, whose state animal after all is a moose, this recent Bangor Daily News article about a large Canadian corporation chasing U.S. brewers with a trademark for “moose” is cause for concern. I know…
  • Nov 1

    A Bourbon Conundrum

    A Bourbon Conundrum
    The recent week-long strike at two Jim Beam facilities in Kentucky highlights a very interesting tension in the current workplace.   Workers at the Boston and Clermont, Kentucky facilities overwhelmingly rejected the second contract…
Rank this Week: 5169

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Mar 21

    Song Kang – Mini Architectural Sculpture

    Song Kang – Mini Architectural Sculpture
    Unlike most architectural designers, Song Kang does not create structures that mesh with their  environment; rather, she creates new environments altogether. Kang’s dreamlike miniature sculptures draw inspiration from nature,…
  • Mar 14

    Melissa Ng – 3D Printed Masks & Armor

    Melissa Ng – 3D Printed Masks & Armor
    Self-taught designer Melissa Ng uses a 3D printer to bring her own dreamy, fantastical sketches to life–and subverts female movie character tropes in the process. Melissa, who has a background in media studies and PR, started her…
  • Mar 7

    Zoe Buckman – Art Installation

    Zoe Buckman – Art Installation
    Artist-activists often struggle with the task of addressing the aggressions perpetrated against groups based on race, gender, and sexuality without potentially retraumatizing survivors of identity-based violence. Zoe Buckman, a…
Rank this Week: 4177

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Mar 21

    Spuds, we really knew ye

    Spuds, we really knew ye
    Usually Pam Chestek is in charge of the Zombie Department in trademark-blog-land, but Marty Schwimmer reports on the dogged past and attempted resurrection of a once-beloved, if only because presumably drunk (and rather...
  • Mar 9

    Back from the void

    Back from the void
    In trademarks, generic is generic is generic.  That’s what makes it generic. But there’s a difference between a would-be trademark that is born generic and one that dies of “genericide.”...
  • Mar 2

    Oral argument tomorrow at the Second Circuit – Guggenheim Capital v. Birnbaum

    Oral argument tomorrow at the Second Circuit – Guggenheim Capital v. Birnbaum
    Originally posted 2013-04-11 16:41:06. Republished by Blog Post PromoterTomorrow morning I will appear before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which will hear argument on a...
Rank this Week: 137

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

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

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 4662

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

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

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Mar 21

    Wake County Students Disciplined Over Off-Campus Viral Video Serves as Reminder Student Speech Rights Remain Unsettled in Digital Age

    Wake County Students Disciplined Over Off-Campus Viral Video Serves as Reminder Student Speech Rights Remain Unsettled in Digital Age
    The Raleigh News and Observer reported on March 14 multiple Eighth grade students at Leesville Middle School in Raleigh, NC were disciplined due to a racially charged video the students had made and posted off campus. The video was made on a…
  • Mar 21

    Apple Wins, Consumers Lose: Nebraska Postpones the Fair Repair Act

    Apple Wins, Consumers Lose: Nebraska Postpones the Fair Repair Act
    Nebraska has joined seven other states (Wyoming, Kansas, Minnesota, Massachusetts, New York, Tennessee, and Illinois) in a legal battle against Apple and other big tech companies for consumers’ rights. On March 9th, 2017, the…
  • Mar 21

    Bitcoin ETF Denied by SEC, Ethereum Surge

    Bitcoin ETF Denied by SEC, Ethereum Surge
    On March 11, the Securities and Exchange Commission denied a request to list what would have been the first exchange traded fund (“ETF”) to track bitcoin. Bitcoin is a virtual currency that can be used to move money around the…
Rank this Week: 1752

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Mar 21

    Pourquoi une provisoire?

    Pourquoi une provisoire?
    Après un long hiver, l’hivernation se termine – ainsi que ma charge de cours qui a pris un gros morceau de mes temps libres (…) et de rédaction pour les Actifs Créatifs. Durant mon cours, nous avons…
  • Feb 12

    Mise à jour relative au Protocole de Nagoya

    Mise à jour relative au Protocole de Nagoya
    Véronique Barry, avocate au bureau de Québec, vous explique dans le billet ci-dessous ce qu’est le Protocole de Nagoya et les enjeux qu’il amène sur les droits de propriété intellectuelle. ***…
  • Dec 22

    Vous recevrez un drone cette année pour le temps des fêtes? Méfiez-vous des exigences de la loi!

    Vous recevrez un drone cette année pour le temps des fêtes? Méfiez-vous des exigences de la loi!
    Si vous êtes l’un des chanceux qui recevront un drone cette année comme un cadeau du temps des fêtes, prenez le temps de bien connaître vos responsabilités pour mieux voler en toute…
Rank this Week: 4925