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The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

Looks at patent law in a client-centered way and explains how the patent law should inform strategic decision making. By Hansen IP Law PLLC.

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3508

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Sep 16

    Today: ABA CLE Webinar on Disparaging Trademark Rejections at the PTO

    Today: ABA CLE Webinar on Disparaging Trademark Rejections at the PTO
    Hurry up and register for this webinar , in which LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® (that’s me) will be participating as comic relief, on the topic of the refusal to register “disparaging” trademarks such as REDSKINS…
  • Sep 8

    Jell-O’s branding race to the bottom

    Jell-O’s branding race to the bottom
    Poor old Jell-O® Brand Gelatin.  It once billed itself as The World’s Most Favorite Dessert.  Remember the old Jell-O brand profile, at least the one that dominated for the better part of the last generation?:…
  • Sep 5

    Does Macy’s tell Gimbel’s?

    Does Macy’s tell Gimbel’s?
    Originally posted 2006-07-05 19:27:20. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOkay, so that dates me a tad. Well, does Pepsi tell Coke — that Coke employees are trying to sell Coca-Cola secrets to them? Of course they do: Three people were…
Rank this Week: 150

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
  • Sep 16

    Distraction, an Artist’s and Lawyer’s Best Friend

    Distraction, an Artist’s and Lawyer’s Best Friend
    “It’s to keep living in a way one wants to live and work; to distract constructively; to distract in ways that are in themselves satisfying; to do things that are intrinsically gratifying,” he says. “Melancholy is not…
  • Sep 12

    What can law do to stop nude celebrity ‘art’ photos from floating around?

    What can law do to stop nude celebrity ‘art’ photos from floating around?
    Apparently, not much. [T]he fact that the photos were obtained by obviously criminal activity does not itself prevent publishers or artists from using the photos. This may seem counterintuitive — after all, if a thief breaks in to your…
  • Sep 12

    Texas Will Allow Prada Marfa to Stay

    Texas Will Allow Prada Marfa to Stay
    After nearly a year of negotiations, the Texas Department of Transportation has reached an agreement with Ballroom Marfa that will save the Prada Marfa art installation by Elmgreen & Dragset by classifying it as a museum. The…
Rank this Week: 254

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    IP Watch Recap of Meaning of Myriad Conference

    IP Watch Recap of Meaning of Myriad Conference
    Last Friday I presented my latest essay, Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentives, at UC Irvine's Meaning of Myriad Conference, which included a terrific line-up of speakers. Brittany Ngo, a 3L at UC Irvine, nicely…
  • Sep 2

    IP programs ranked by h-index and m-index

    IP programs ranked by h-index and m-index
    Everyone seems to love new rankings! Inspired by Dan Burk's lists of IP scholars by h-index and m-index, Christopher Yoo (Penn Law) calculated cumulative h-index and m-index rankings by school. He thought the results might of interest to…
  • Aug 27

    Founding-Era Translations of the Progress Clause

    Founding-Era Translations of the Progress Clause
    Before its ratification, the U.S. Constitution was translated for the German- and Dutch-speaking populations of Pennsylvania and New York, but little attention has been paid to these translations until now. In Founding-Era Translations of the…
Rank this Week: 904

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Sep 16

    What the Font?- Times New Roman® is a Registered Trademark?

    What the Font?- Times New Roman® is a Registered Trademark?
    The fact that the average person never pays much attention to typography is the entire objective of the art form. If you notice the typeface while reading, it’s probably a bad design (I’m talking to you, Comic Sans). Typography,…
  • Sep 15

    Lululemon a Warrior in Protecting its Intellectual Property

    Lululemon a Warrior in Protecting its Intellectual Property
    Lululemon takes no savasanas when it comes to protecting its intellectual property. If you’ve been following my blog posts, you probably know that I’m a yoga addict. I love wearing Lululemon apparel (and also Zweet Sport…
  • Sep 12

    Trademark Week in Review: September 12, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: September 12, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Mari-Elise went to fashion week and looked at the new brand TRADEMARK. Bill showed Southwest Airline’s rebrand some “luv”. Kevin explained what…
Rank this Week: 4442

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 4361

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/
Rank this Week: 1787

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 130

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Personal Brand: Beware of what Facebook is doing

    Personal Brand: Beware of what Facebook is doing
    - Aaron Keller, Managing Principal, Capsule There was a time, back in the day, when you could just “Google” yourself and that was the best way to assess the value of your personal brand. Simple quantifiable way to see how many…
  • Sep 15

    (Subway) Eat Flesh, An Effective Parody?

    (Subway) Eat Flesh, An Effective Parody?
      This past weekend one of my sons said, “Dad, I have a good blog topic for you.” After he explained, it was clear, yes, son you do! So, he sent me the photo to the left. It is one that he recently snapped at a…
  • Sep 12

    Claims of Copying a Girl’s Best Friend

    Claims of Copying a Girl’s Best Friend
    If you thought this would be about diamonds you are wrong. It is about chocolate! My favorite candy REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup is at the heart of Hershey Co.’s (“Hershey”) recently filed suit against LBB Imports LLC…
Rank this Week: 202

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Frivolous Infringement Claim Warrants Rule 11 Sanction

    Frivolous Infringement Claim Warrants Rule 11 Sanction
    The court granted in part defendants' motion for Rule 11 sanctions after the court found a clear prosecution disclaimer. "I do not lightly use the word 'frivolous.' In my opinion, however, no reasonable attorney or judge could conclude that…
  • Sep 15

    IPR Petitioner’s Business Model to Circumvent 35 U.S.C. § 315(b) Time Bar No Basis for Terminating Sanction

    IPR Petitioner’s Business Model to Circumvent 35 U.S.C. § 315(b) Time Bar No Basis for Terminating Sanction
    During a conference call, the Board denied the patent owner's request to file a motion for sanctions terminating the proceedings. "Patent Owner argues that [a motion for sanctions pursuant to 37 C.F.R. § 42.12(a)] is warranted because…
  • Sep 12

    Motion for Attorneys’ Fees for Unsuccessful Motion for Attorneys’ Fees Denied

    Motion for Attorneys’ Fees for Unsuccessful Motion for Attorneys’ Fees Denied
    The court denied plaintiff's motion for attorneys' fees under Rule 11 and 28 U.S.C. § 1927 against defendants and their counsel for defendants' unsuccessful motion for fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285, 28 U.S.C. § 1927, and the…
Rank this Week: 322

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/
  • Sep 16

    Expanded 2014 Edison Scholars Program to Focus on Litigation Issue

    Expanded 2014 Edison Scholars Program to Focus on Litigation Issue
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee I’m delighted to welcome our 2014 Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholars to the USPTO. The Edison Scholar program,…
  • Sep 15

    USPTO’s Plain Language Toolkit Empowers Public on Patent Litigation

    USPTO’s Plain Language Toolkit Empowers Public on Patent Litigation
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Following President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union call to curb abusive patent litigation, I joined with the…
  • Aug 5

    The USPTO-MBDA Webinar Series Continues in August

    The USPTO-MBDA Webinar Series Continues in August
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. LeeThe USPTO remains committed to helping America’s inventors, small business owners, and entrepreneurs accelerate their…
Rank this Week: 2106

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Sep 16

    How useful is the EU’s gift to libraries?

    How useful is the EU’s gift to libraries?
    On Thursday the European Union’s Court of Justice issued an opinion that allows libraries to digitize books in their holdings and make those digital copies accessible, on site, to patrons.  In a way, this is a remarkable ruling…
  • Sep 2

    MOOCs and student learning

    MOOCs and student learning
    Now that the MOOC on Copyright for Educators and Librarians has finished its first run, it seems like a good time to post some reflections on what I learned from the experience. The first thing I learned is that offering a MOOC takes a lot of…
  • Aug 13

    Who owns that journal? — an update

    Who owns that journal? — an update
    Earlier this year I wrote about a lawsuit involving the Duke University Press and their dispute with the Social Science History Association over who would control the journal Social Science History. A decision from the trial court in North…
Rank this Week: 744

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/
  • Sep 16

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?
    In the 10 planned work days during September 2014, it does not seem as if the House of Representatives will take up the Innovation Act or any modifications thereto that might sweeten the bill for the Senate. So what happened between August 8,…
  • Sep 16

    Patent Drafting: Employing Claim Differentiation to Ensure Broad Construction

    Patent Drafting: Employing Claim Differentiation to Ensure Broad Construction
    To bring this principle to bear on the problem of claim breadth, consider a patent disclosing only a single embodiment, with a main claim whose scope extends beyond that of the embodiment (yet inside the ambit of any cited prior art). As…
  • Sep 15

    Coming to Your City: Gene Quinn Roadshow – Fall 2014

    Coming to Your City: Gene Quinn Roadshow – Fall 2014
    I have a packed schedule this Fall, traveling from New York to Washington, DC to Toledo to Chicago to New Jersey back to Washington, DC to San Francisco and ultimately to Orange County, California. If your schedule permits, and I'm visiting…
Rank this Week: 2669

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
  • Sep 16

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?
    In the 10 planned work days during September 2014, it does not seem as if the House of Representatives will take up the Innovation Act or any modifications thereto that might sweeten the bill for the Senate. So what happened between August 8,…
  • Sep 16

    Patent Drafting: Employing Claim Differentiation to Ensure Broad Construction

    Patent Drafting: Employing Claim Differentiation to Ensure Broad Construction
    To bring this principle to bear on the problem of claim breadth, consider a patent disclosing only a single embodiment, with a main claim whose scope extends beyond that of the embodiment (yet inside the ambit of any cited prior art). As…
  • Sep 15

    Coming to Your City: Gene Quinn Roadshow – Fall 2014

    Coming to Your City: Gene Quinn Roadshow – Fall 2014
    I have a packed schedule this Fall, traveling from New York to Washington, DC to Toledo to Chicago to New Jersey back to Washington, DC to San Francisco and ultimately to Orange County, California. If your schedule permits, and I'm visiting…
Rank this Week: 146

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

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

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Sep 16

    And Now China FDI Takes a Breather | Wall Street J…

    And Now China FDI Takes a Breather | Wall Street J…
    And Now China FDI Takes a Breather | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1ybwbjB © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Sep 15

    Robot Supermarkets in Qingdao and the Future of PRC Labor

    Robot Supermarkets in Qingdao and the Future of PRC Labor
    One of the more terrifying pics I’ve seen in recent years is this shot in China Daily of a customer at a supermarket in Qingdao with an automated checkout system. In and of itself, not a big deal, but put this together with all the…
  • Sep 15

    Chinese city paints street lane for mobile phone u…

    Chinese city paints street lane for mobile phone u…
    Chinese city paints street lane for mobile phone users – Telegraph Found at bit.ly/1tW9Y6g http://t.co/dXQ9iPGXwu © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 631

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/
  • Sep 16

    Apple files six new U.S. trademark applications for watche

    Apple files six new U.S. trademark applications for watche
    Fresh off the news that Apple unveiled the “Apple Watch” last week, the company files six new US trademark applications for watches [click marks for USPTO records]: APPLE WATCH – for ‘Computers; computer peripheral…
  • Sep 12

    Many interesting football trademarks filed in 2014

    Many interesting football trademarks filed in 2014
    Football season – both college and professional – is upon us. In 2014, many interesting football related trademarks have been filed. Click the marks to open the USPTO records in a new window. LOTS of filings related to the…
  • Sep 9

    New World Trade Center logo: Love it or leave it?

    New World Trade Center logo: Love it or leave it?
    The World Trade Center complex in New York City recently unveiled a new logo. The complex is made up of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, One WTC, and Four WTC. The new logo is one of my favorites.  Here is why: It is simple in appearance…
Rank this Week: 1341

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/
  • Sep 16

    PTAB to Apple: No Third or Fourth Bite at the Apple

    PTAB to Apple: No Third or Fourth Bite at the Apple
    In inter partes proceeding Apple Inc. v. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute et al., IPR2014-00320, Petitioner Apple sought a second request for rehearing, before an expanded panel of the PTAB, on the Board's decision not to institute an inter…
  • Sep 15

    Motion to Dismiss Granted Where Patent Claimed Unpatentable Subject Matter

    Motion to Dismiss Granted Where Patent Claimed Unpatentable Subject Matter
    Amazon.com ("Amazon") filed a motion to dismiss Tuxis Technologies, LLC's ("Tuxis") complaint for failure to state a claim. Tuxis alleged infringement of the 6,055,513 ("the '513 patent") against Amazon. As explained by the district court,…
  • Sep 11

    IPR Proceedings Filed Eight Months Apart Is Too Long to Permit Joinder

    IPR Proceedings Filed Eight Months Apart Is Too Long to Permit Joinder
    In the Macronix International Co., Ltd. et al. v. Spansion LLC, the PTAB denied Petitioner's motion for joinder under Section 315(c). On November 8, 2013, the Petitioner filed a petition for inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 7,151,027…
Rank this Week: 1498

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Sep 16

    Fox News v TVEyes: Fair Use Transformed

    Fox News v TVEyes: Fair Use Transformed
    In 1985, the Supreme Court said, “The fair use doctrine is not a license for corporate theft, empowering a court to ignore a copyright whenever it determines the underlying work contains material of possible public…
  • Sep 12

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14
    Monkey Selfies & Animal Artists — An interesting take on the frequently discussed monkey selfie from a philosophical perspective. Yes, Internet TV is near, but there’s too much money in cable to go there —…
  • Sep 5

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/05/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/05/14
    The Classical Cloud (via CultureCrash) — “If I were a music-obsessed teen-ager today, I would probably be revelling in this endless feast, and dismissing the complaints of curmudgeons. No longer would I need to prop a tape…
Rank this Week: 253

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    COSON: Nigeria’s Private Copying Levy Scheme "gathering dust"

    COSON: Nigeria’s Private Copying Levy Scheme "gathering dust"
    You don't need to tell Afro Leo that dust is a ubiquitous part of life! Back in 2012, Afro-IP enthusiastically covered the news about Nigeria’s decision to introduce a private copying (or copyright) levy scheme – a post…
  • Sep 14

    South Africa's draft IP policy: a new article

    South Africa's draft IP policy: a new article
    "The draft national Intellectual Property Policy proposals for improving South Africa's patent registration system: a review", by fellow Afro-IP blogger Caroline NCube (Associate Professor, University of Cape Town), has just been…
  • Sep 13

    IP policies in Africa no. 34: Morocco

    IP policies in Africa no. 34: Morocco
    Morocco does not yet have an IP policy nor was this Leo able to find any information on the development of such a policy. She decided to poke about to see what the country has been up to recently in the hope that this would reveal what a…
Rank this Week: 1439

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 178

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/
  • Sep 16

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye
    Valentina Vadi, War, Memory, and Culture: The Uncertain Legal Status of Historic Sunken Warships Under International Law, 37 Tul. Mar. L. J. 333 (2013).Stephen UriceFull fathom five thy father…
  • Sep 15

    Just the Beginning: Studying the Global Demography of Lawyer

    Just the Beginning: Studying the Global Demography of Lawyer
    Ethan Michelson, Women in the Legal Profession, 1970-2010: A Study of the Global Supply of Lawyers, 20 Ind. J. Global Legal Stud. 1071 (2013).Sida LiuIn the past a few decades, feminization has been one of the most notable…
  • Sep 12

    Bodies on the Line: The Private Tragedies Underlying Modern Products Liability Law

    Bodies on the Line: The Private Tragedies Underlying Modern Products Liability Law
    Barbara Young Welke, The Cowboy Suit Tragedy: Spreading Risk, Owning Hazard in the Modern American Consumer Economy, 101 J. of Am. Hist. 97 (2014).Karen Tani“Legal interpretation,” Robert Cover famously wrote, “takes place…
Rank this Week: 269

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Sep 16

    Arizona Drone Law Basic

    Arizona Drone Law Basic
    There has been a lot of controversy and questions around unmanned aerial vehicles – aka drones. According to Amazon, you can get one for under $100 and they look really cool. If you equip a drone with a camera, the potential footage is…
  • Sep 9

    The Real Cost of a Social Media Misstep

    The Real Cost of a Social Media Misstep
    I was talking with some non-lawyer entrepreneurs lately, and I asked them what they thought would be the worst case scenario if their company broke the law via their social media, and they both responded that they would have to take…
  • Sep 2

    How the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Work

    How the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Work
    I got a message from a photographer friend who said a company is using many photographers’ work on their site without permission. He investigated the company’s copyright policy and was astonished that they make people provide six…
Rank this Week: 1899

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Sep 16

    “Germans Have Been Buying Price Decline”

    “Germans Have Been Buying Price Decline”
    From this article by Justin Gillis at the New York Times on the transition to renewable energy in Germany. The whole quote would be “The Germans were not really buying power – they were buying price decline”, attributed to…
  • Sep 14

    My Book “Last Week” on Kindle

    My Book “Last Week” on Kindle
    I just published a Kindle version of my global warming bitcoin science fiction time travel novel “Last Week“. It is available at Amazon.com here for $0.99, and at Amazon.co.jp here for 1o4 yen.
  • Sep 12

    My Book “Japanese Bitcoin Law”

    My Book “Japanese Bitcoin Law”
    I will publish that book as a free PDF file here shortly.
Rank this Week: 666

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
  • Sep 16

    13 Principles Week of Action: Location Privacy is a Human Right

    13 Principles Week of Action: Location Privacy is a Human Right
    Between 15th-19th of September, in the week leading up the first year anniversary of the 13 Necessary and Proportionate Principles, EFF and the coalition behind the Principles will be conducting a Week of Action explaining some of the key…
  • Sep 16

    13 Principles Week of Action: Fighting Surveillance Law in Australia

    13 Principles Week of Action: Fighting Surveillance Law in Australia
    This is a guest post from Angela Daly & Angus Murray, Members of the Policy and Research Standing Committee, Electronic Frontiers Australia. Angela is also a member of Australian Privacy Foundation's board of directors.  If you have…
  • Sep 15

    ISPs Mislead Public, FCC About Protecting the Open Internet

    ISPs Mislead Public, FCC About Protecting the Open Internet
    EFF Takes on Net Neutrality's Critics in New Comments to FCCSan Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today to see through misinformation from Internet service providers (ISPs)…
Rank this Week: 4232

Jackson White Intellectual…

Jackson White Intellectual Property Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-ip-attorney/blog/
  • Sep 16

    Will TV Show Glee Be Forced to Change Name?

    Will TV Show Glee Be Forced to Change Name?
    The musical television show, Glee recently lost a trademark battle in the UK. The Fox show has been ordered to “cease naming” the series ‘Glee’ in the UK. ‘The Glee Club’ In 1999, ten years before the…
  • Sep 11

    Frequent Travelers Worried about Airbus Patent

    Frequent Travelers Worried about Airbus Patent
    A patent application was recently filed by Airbus that has travelers thinking maybe the tiny seats in coach are not so bad after all. The patent application has the ability to make even the smallest plane seating look luxurious. TheThe post…
  • Sep 9

    ‘I Believe’ Sports Chant Making Debut in New Court

    ‘I Believe’ Sports Chant Making Debut in New Court
    Any student, alumni, or fan of Utah State basketball is familiar with the invigorating chant “I believe that we will win.” However, it looks like the chant will be heard in a new type of court this offseason as SanThe post…
Rank this Week: 4662

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Sep 16

    Amending 101?

    Amending 101?
    Some have been considering a statutory overruling of Mayo and Alice Corp. What would this amendment do?: Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful…
  • Sep 15

    Interval Licensing v. AOL: Post-Nautilus Indefinitene

    Interval Licensing v. AOL: Post-Nautilus Indefinitene
    By Jason Rantanen Interval Licensing LLC v. AOL, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014) Interval v AOL Panel: Taranto and Chen (author)* One of the most frequent criticisms of Nautilius v. Biosig is that it simply provides a  general standard (Section…
  • Sep 15

    Finding the limits of ineligibility

    Finding the limits of ineligibility
    by Dennis Crouch It is safe to say that hundreds of thousands of U.S. patents rely upon the manipulation of information or laws of nature as fundamental aspects of their respective inventions. Many of these patents rest on shaky ground…
Rank this Week: 51

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 15

    PTAB Decides Inter Partes Review of Patent at Issue in Ariosa v. Sequenom

    PTAB Decides Inter Partes Review of Patent at Issue in Ariosa v. Sequenom
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- On September 2nd, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) entered judgment in an inter partes review styled Ariosa Diagnostics v. Isis Innovation Ltd. (IPR 2012-00022). The Board found that Ariosa demonstrated, by a…
  • Sep 15

    USPTO Extends Deadline for Comments to Help Improve PTAB Proceeding

    USPTO Extends Deadline for Comments to Help Improve PTAB Proceeding
    By Andrew Williams -- If you were planning on letting the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office know how you feel about the use of the "Broadest Reasonable Interpretation" standard for claim construction during PTAB trials or the near…
  • Sep 14

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. et al. 1:14-cv-01156; filed September 10, 2014 in the…
Rank this Week: 64

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Sep 15

    Does Book Touring Still Matter?

    Does Book Touring Still Matter?
    Over on his Whatever blog, John Scalzi gives eight reasons why he answers that question with "yes". As he's presently on a book tour it might be somewhat self-serving for him to say this but actually I think he makes good points and I…
  • Sep 15

    Music Business for 21st Century Independent Artist

    Music Business for 21st Century Independent Artist
    Dave Kusek, who used to teach music business at the Berklee Music School here in Boston, has teamed up with music marketer/manager Rick Barker to create a video training series for new artists looking to make it outside the major label…
  • Sep 13

    Net Neutrality? Still Could Be Kept

    Net Neutrality? Still Could Be Kept
    In case you've been hiding under a very large rock and were not one of the half-million-plus people who sent comments to the FCC this week, the Copyfight readers at Singlehop have a quick overview for you on the topic. If you do want to…
Rank this Week: 167

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

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

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • Sep 15

    The Seventh Circuit Is Not ImpressedTransformativeness? Whatev

    The Seventh Circuit Is Not ImpressedTransformativeness? Whatev
    The Seventh Circuit is not impressed with the transformative use doctrine (cue graphics of Judge Easterbrook wearing a McKayla Maroney frown).  The court just issued an opinion giving the back of its hand to transformativeness,…
  • Aug 27

    Monkey Shoot, Monkey Speak: The Monkey Weighs In

    Monkey Shoot, Monkey Speak: The Monkey Weighs In
    I was indescribably relieved upon returning from my summer vacation to discover that we have not yet finished discussing the Monkey Selfie. No bona fide copyright lawyer could possibly want to see an end to this dispute. You can imagine my…
  • Aug 7

    So Easy a Monkey Can Do It

    So Easy a Monkey Can Do It
    To the delight of copyright lawyers everywhere, yesterday the infamous Monkey Selfie debate of 2011 revived itself in the wake of a transparency report issued by Wikimedia revealing that the organization refused a request by photographer…
Rank this Week: 1078

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Sep 15

    Scottish referendum: not an issue for publishers?

    Scottish referendum: not an issue for publishers?
    "North of a Border? Writers and the Scottish Referendum" is a feature article in the latest issue of the Authors' Lending and Collecting Society's ALCS News. Written by Scottish novelist Sara Sheridan (of the Mirabelle Bevan mysteries), this…
  • Sep 12

    The CopyKat - reform is in the air ......

    The CopyKat - reform is in the air ......
    But will there be reform in Australia?The Australian Finacial Review reports that Google and Facebook are fighting back against what they see as tough anti-piracy measures being ­considered by the Australian government which have resulted…
  • Sep 11

    Canvassing Opinion: a guest post on Art & Allposter

    Canvassing Opinion: a guest post on Art & Allposter
    One of the most fascinating copyright references to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in recent times is Case C-419/13 Art & Allposters International BV [so far available in 17 languages, but not English].…
Rank this Week: 4383

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Sep 15

    Dallas Buyers Club Files Suit against 10 Does in Washington State

    Dallas Buyers Club Files Suit against 10 Does in Washington State
    Multi-state litigant Dallas Buyers Club, LLC continues its BitTorrent copyright assault, this time filing against 10 Doe parties in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Troll Defense was somewhat surprised to see…
  • Sep 8

    More Singleton Doe Cases in Oregon

    More Singleton Doe Cases in Oregon
    The owners to the rights to the acclaimed film Dallas Buyers Club are back in Oregon U.S. District Court with a batch of “singleton” lawsuits against Doe parties, alleging both federal Copyright Act and Oregon State…
  • Jul 28

    They’re Back: Voltage Singleton Doe Cases In Oregon

    They’re Back: Voltage Singleton Doe Cases In Oregon
    Some weeks after a batch of its Oregon state trademark lawsuits arising from Dallas Buyers Club were dismissed for improper joinder, Voltage has returned to the U.S. District Court in Oregon with at least two “singleton”…
Rank this Week: 4430

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Sep 15

    Recent TTAB Filing

    Recent TTAB Filing
    "The song is so well-known it has its own wikipedia entry" http://t.co/I62bc6TJre — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) September 15, 2014 TTAB: MINECRAFT v MINECRAP for, uh, crap you would buy to play Minecraft http://t.co/ysCkTrkkil…
  • Sep 15

    Google Gets Sued For Not Taking Down A Hosted Website

    Google Gets Sued For Not Taking Down A Hosted Website
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  • Sep 15

    Potential Class Action Relating TO VIPTERA genetically modified corn

    Potential Class Action Relating TO VIPTERA genetically modified corn
    Syngenta released a genetically modified corn seed named VIPTERA, prior to Chinese approval of this particular modification. This allegedly led to losses due to U.S. exports being refused and distortion of market prices. Syngenta has already…
Rank this Week: 169

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/
Rank this Week: 195

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
  • Sep 15

    Going Concern Evaluation – FASB Issues a Roadmap for Management

    Going Concern Evaluation – FASB Issues a Roadmap for Management
    By: Daniele Ouellette Levy Under US GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) a company’s continuation as a going concern is presumed when preparing the financial statements.  As part of their review of the financial…
  • Sep 15

    FDA Establishes “Purple Book” for Biosimilar

    FDA Establishes “Purple Book” for Biosimilar
    By: David Fazzolare and Joanna Brougher On September 9, 2014, the FDA announced the establishment of the “Purple Book” (formally entitled “Lists of Licensed Biological Products with Reference Product Exclusivity and…
  • Sep 15

    Mergers & Acquisitions 101 with Mark Tarallo

    Mergers & Acquisitions 101 with Mark Tarallo
    Attorney Mark Tarallo will present the basics of an M&A transaction from start to finish in tomorrow’s Mergers & Acquisitions 101 provided by MyLawCLE. Key topics to be discussed: Pre-Transaction Considerations Basic Transaction…
Rank this Week: 501

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Sep 15

    G & G Joins J & J in Suing for Illegal Interception of Championship Fight

    G & G Joins J & J in Suing for Illegal Interception of Championship Fight
    South Bend, Indiana - An intellectual property attorney for G & G Circuit Events, LLC ("G & G") of Campbell, California sued in the Northern District of Indiana alleging that Juan Aguirre, Beatriz Zarate, Graciela Valles and Taqueria…
  • Sep 12

    J & J Sports Productions Sues For Illegal Interception of Satellite Signal

    J & J Sports Productions Sues For Illegal Interception of Satellite Signal
    Hammond & South Bend, Indiana - An attorney for J & J Sports Productions, Inc., of Campbell, California filed two Indiana intellectual property lawsuits alleging illegal interception of programming. The first lawsuit was…
  • Sep 11

    Loretta Rush Sworn in as Chief Justice of Indiana Supreme Court

    Loretta Rush Sworn in as Chief Justice of Indiana Supreme Court
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Loretta H. Rush (pictured)succeeds former Chief Justice Brent Dickson as Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court. Rush was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by then-Governor Mitch Daniels in 2012.…
Rank this Week: 894

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/
  • Sep 15

    It’s time to bring Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies into the computer science curriculum

    It’s time to bring Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies into the computer science curriculum
    In the privacy technologies grad seminar that I taught last semester, Bitcoin proved to be the most popular topic among students. Two groups did very different and equally interesting final projects on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies; more on…
  • Sep 13

    Google Fights Genericide Claim (and Wins)

    Google Fights Genericide Claim (and Wins)
    Google’s famous trademark in its name has just survived a challenger’s attempt to have it declared generic. In Elliott v. Google, a federal court in Arizona held last week that despite the public’s use of the word…
  • Sep 8

    Security Audit of Safeplug “Tor in a Box”

    Security Audit of Safeplug “Tor in a Box”
    Last month at the FOCI workshop, we presented a security analysis of the Safeplug, a $49 box which promised users “complete security and anonymity” online by sending all of their web traffic through the Tor onion routing network.…
Rank this Week: 192

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Status Update

    Status Update
    School discipline. The California legislature has passed a law that, if signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (or not vetoed by him before the end of September), would significantly expand privacy protections for students from kindergarten through high…
  • Sep 12

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Disappearing ink. Facebook is testing, for a small group of users, a feature that will permit a user to schedule a post for automatic deletion after a specified period of time. It seems that the period can range from an hour to seven days,…
  • Sep 11

    Status Update

    Status Update
    In-tweet purchases. Twitter is testing the ability for its users to make purchases directly from tweets. The popular social network is working with a number of sellers, nonprofits and artists—as well as a small handful of social…
Rank this Week: 1407

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Irish data sharing proposals – submission with Castlebridge Associate

    Irish data sharing proposals – submission with Castlebridge Associate
    DRI has teamed up with the ever knowledgeable data protection and information experts at Castlebridge Associates to agree a joint submission to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s consultation on a proposed Data Sharing…
  • Aug 1

    Irish state has “scant regard” for your data – and now wants to share it even further

    Irish state has “scant regard” for your data – and now wants to share it even further
    The Irish state has a deplorable record when it comes to protecting your personal information. That’s not just our view – it’s the assessment of the outgoing Data Protection Commissioner after nearly a decade in office.…
  • Jul 16

    DRI added as amicus in challenge to Safe Harbour Transfer

    DRI added as amicus in challenge to Safe Harbour Transfer
    In a judgment today the High Court has joined Digital Rights Ireland as an amicus curiae in the legal challenge being brought by Max Schrems against the Data Protection Commissioner regarding data transfers to the United States, which will…
Rank this Week: 1943

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Sep 15

    KAWS Takes LA With “Mans Best Friend” Exhibition

    KAWS Takes LA With “Mans Best Friend” Exhibition
    This weekend Honor Fraser Gallery hosted the long awaited KAWS exhibition, “Mans Best Friend.” As with any KAWS show the crowd was an eclectic mix of art aficionados, rabid fan boys, and skater kids. For those unfamiliar with…
  • Sep 11

    LA Artist Attempts to Capitalize on Leaked Celebrity Nude Photo

    LA Artist Attempts to Capitalize on Leaked Celebrity Nude Photo
    The modern art world is fiercely competitive. With the success of the urban art movement, artists must find a way to stand out in a very saturated market. At first, this  vigilante generation of artists exploited inventive ways to bring…
  • Sep 10

    5 Mistakes To Avoid If You Want To “Make It” On YouTube

    5 Mistakes To Avoid If You Want To “Make It” On YouTube
    Digital Video As A Way To “Make It” In Hollywood In their 2014 survey, Nielson reported impressive growth in digital content consumption, finding that viewers between the ages of 18 to 34 are consuming 16 more minutes of digital…
Rank this Week: 4571

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
  • Sep 15

    The Future Software Patent Application

    The Future Software Patent Application
    In the wake of the Supreme Court decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, many in the patent community are starting to realize just how different things will be moving forward. Initially, some convinced themselves that nothing had really changed…
  • Sep 11

    Making Post Grant Extremely Expensive for Challenger

    Making Post Grant Extremely Expensive for Challenger
    The America Invents Act (AIA) created three new ways to challenge the validity of claims in already-issued patents. The AIA was signed into law on September 16, 2011, but the new post grant proceedings did not become available until one…
  • Aug 19

    Federal Circuit Affirms Inequitable Conduct Against Apotex

    Federal Circuit Affirms Inequitable Conduct Against Apotex
    Apotex Inc. and Apotex Corp. (collectively, “Apotex”) appealed the decision of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida finding that Apotex’s U.S. Patent No. 6,767,556 (“the…
Rank this Week: 695

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Sep 15

    Upcoming Client Webinar: Ins and Outs of Prosecuting and Defending Trade Secret Injunction Case

    Upcoming Client Webinar: Ins and Outs of Prosecuting and Defending Trade Secret Injunction Case
    On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Central, Seyfarth attorneys, Justin Beyer, Dawn Mertineit and James Yu will present the seventh installment in its series of 2014 Trade Secret Webinars. They will focus on the issues confronting…
  • Sep 12

    Ten-Day Interruption In Employment Necessitates New Non-Compete

    Ten-Day Interruption In Employment Necessitates New Non-Compete
    An employee who had executed a two-year non-compete was let go.  He returned to work 10 days later but was not asked to sign a new agreement.  More than two years after his return, he was terminated and became an employee of a…
  • Sep 9

    House Judiciary Committee to Consider Federal Trade Secret Legislation

    House Judiciary Committee to Consider Federal Trade Secret Legislation
    With increased activity regarding proposed federal trade secret legislation expected this month and for the remainder of the fall Congressional session, Seyfarth Shaw’s dedicated Trade Secrets group has created a resource page on…
Rank this Week: 414

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Sample of Petitions to request republication

    Sample of Petitions to request republication
    C.F.R. § 1.221 allows an Applicant to correct errors in published applications by filing a petition which identifies the errors and requests republication. This week I'll review a small sample of Petition Decisions for a Request for…
  • Sep 8

    PTAB interprets "identifying a number of patients" to require identification of a group but not a specific number

    PTAB interprets "identifying a number of patients" to require identification of a group but not a specific number
    In a post from earlier this year – When does "a" mean "the" – I  discussed the meaning of "A number of" as used in a claim. As I noted in that post, typical English usage would be "THE number of widgets" but because THE has…
  • Aug 21

    PTAB interpretations of "integral" in various mechanical application

    PTAB interpretations of "integral" in various mechanical application
    Today's post will take a look at how the Board has interpreted the claim term "integral", and variations thereof, in a few different mechanical applications. In these decisions, the Board has read "integral" to be broader than unitary…
Rank this Week: 804

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: 188

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/
  • Sep 15

    RatnerPrestia Welcomes Jacob Blumert and Alyssa Miller to its Valley Forge Office

    RatnerPrestia Welcomes Jacob Blumert and Alyssa Miller to its Valley Forge Office
    Valley Forge, PA | September 2014 – RatnerPrestia is pleased to announce that Jacob Blumert and Alyssa Miller have joined its Valley Forge office as Scientific Advisors. Jacob and Alyssa worked at the firm as Summer Associates in 2013.…
  • Sep 9

    RatnerPrestia Shareholders Jacques L. Etkowicz and Kenneth N. Nigon Selected to AIPLA Committee

    RatnerPrestia Shareholders Jacques L. Etkowicz and Kenneth N. Nigon Selected to AIPLA Committee
    Valley Forge, PA | September 2014 – RatnerPrestia Shareholder Jacques L. Etkowicz will continue his role as Chair of the Professional Programs Committee for the 2014-2015 association year. The committee assists The Board of Directors…
  • Sep 2

    Brian O’Shaughnessy Teaches LES Exam Review Course

    Brian O’Shaughnessy Teaches LES Exam Review Course
    Shareholder Brian P. O’Shaughnessy will again serve as a faculty member for the LES USA & Canada’s Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) Exam Review Course on September 3, 2014 in Washington, D.C. This one-day exam review…
Rank this Week: 3000