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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

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
  • Jul 31

    Perú Adopta por Decreto la Retención de Datos: La Información de Localización No Estará Protegida

    Perú Adopta por Decreto la Retención de Datos: La Información de Localización No Estará Protegida
    El Presidente de Perú Ollanta Humala firmó el pasado 27 de julio el Decreto Legislativo 1182 que permite a la policía accede sin órden judicial y en tiempo real a los datos de localización de manera 24/7.…
  • Jul 31

    StageFright: Android's Heart of Darkne

    StageFright: Android's Heart of Darkne
    Earlier this week researchers with Zimperium Mobile Security announced that they had found a scary new vulnerability deep in the code that Android phones and tablets use to handle multimedia. The code and the vulnerability are called…
  • Jul 30

    Unrealistic Pleading Standards: Another Injustice for Human Rights Victim

    Unrealistic Pleading Standards: Another Injustice for Human Rights Victim
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a blow to human rights victims when it dismissed Balintulo v. Ford Motor Co. this week. The appellate court distorted Supreme Court precedent, applying an unrealistically and unfairly high pleading…
Rank this Week: 4042

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jul 31

    TWiL 313: Just a DIY Bill

    TWiL 313: Just a DIY Bill
    Federal and state crowdfunding laws, Happy Birthday copyright, FTC says receiving freebies for your Instagram photo makes your post an ad and more! Photo credit: Chelsea Nesvig Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Jul 24

    TWiL 312: Neither Holy, Roman, Nor Empire

    TWiL 312: Neither Holy, Roman, Nor Empire
    DMCA, Ashley Madison hacked and user data leaked, delivery drones take off,  Apple Music and iCloud DRM. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of discussion points, TWiL on Friendfeed, TWiL on…
  • Jul 17

    TWiL 311: Risky Busine

    TWiL 311: Risky Busine
    Neil Young gave up on streaming music, more blurred lines for Pharrell and Robin Thicke, 3D printed guns, and marijuana use in Washington and Colorado. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of discussion points,…
Rank this Week: 298

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Jul 31

    9th Circuit Rejects VPPA Claims Against Netflix For Intra-Household Disclosure

    9th Circuit Rejects VPPA Claims Against Netflix For Intra-Household Disclosure
    Plaintiffs sued Netflix under the Video Privacy Protection Act for Netflix’s display of a subscriber’s queue and recommendation list on televisions connected to the subscriber’s account. In other words, if a…
  • Jul 31

    Two 512(f) Rulings Where The Litigants Dispute Copyright Ownership

    Two 512(f) Rulings Where The Litigants Dispute Copyright Ownership
    When is it appropriate to send copyright takedown notices in the midst of an underlying battle over who owns the copyright? This issue is coming up with increasing frequency, as takedown notices can create more battlefronts for the parties…
  • Jul 29

    Is Amazon Liable For IP Violations By Its Marketplace Vendors? (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Is Amazon Liable For IP Violations By Its Marketplace Vendors? (Forbes Cross-Post)
    Animal-shaped pillows are cute and fluffy, except when they spur litigation. Recently, the Milo & Gabby brand sued Amazon for IP infringement because merchants allegedly sold knockoffs of its “Cozy Companion Pillowcases.”…
Rank this Week: 105

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 31

    Circuit Check v. QXQ, Inc.: Analogous Art Doctrine

    Circuit Check v. QXQ, Inc.: Analogous Art Doctrine
    By Jason Rantanen Circuit Check Inc. v. QXQ Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) Download Opinion Panel: Louie, Dyk, Moore (author) Although it shows up only occasionally in the Federal Circuit’s opinions, the analogous arts doctrine can play an…
  • Jul 31

    Patenting Diagnostic method

    Patenting Diagnostic method
    Interesting essay from Professor Eisenberg on patenting of diagnostic methods.  The basic takeaway is that (1) eligibility limitations mean that new diagnostic methods have little chance of being patent eligible; and (2) it is unclear…
  • Jul 30

    Read This: USPTO’s New Examination Guidelines Subject Matter Eligibility Provide “Pathways to Eligibility”

    Read This: USPTO’s New Examination Guidelines Subject Matter Eligibility Provide “Pathways to Eligibility”
    By Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court’s decisions in Alice Corp v. CLS Bank and Mayo v. Prometheus serve as dramatic turning points in the conventional wisdom of subject matter eligibility.  Inventions…
Rank this Week: 51

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    CAFC discusses inherent anticipation in ParkerVision/Qualcomm case

    CAFC discusses inherent anticipation in ParkerVision/Qualcomm case
    Of the matter of inherent anticipation:Only one claim limitation is in dispute here: “performinga plurality of charging and discharging cycles of thefirst and second capacitors to generate first and seconddown-converted information…
  • Jul 31

    Newegg wins on "prevailing party" issue at CAFC

    Newegg wins on "prevailing party" issue at CAFC
    The CAFC analyzed "prevailing party" in Pragmatus v. Newegg :To the extent the district court interprets our precedentsto require a prevailing party to have won a disputeor benefitted from a substantive court decision, the districtcourt is…
  • Jul 31

    CAFC reverses WDNC in Blue Ridge case; synecdoche not inherently ambiguou

    CAFC reverses WDNC in Blue Ridge case; synecdoche not inherently ambiguou
    There was a claim construction issue in SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA DE ELECTROMEDICINA YCALIDAD, S.A. v. Blue Ridge ; Phillips was cited:Claim terms are generally given “the meaning thatthe term would have to a person of ordinary skill in theart…
Rank this Week: 47

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Something to read? A couple more fresh titles ...

    Something to read? A couple more fresh titles ...
    Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage, by James Pooley, is a very different kettle of fish from the same author's Trade Secrets, an 800-page blockbuster from US publishing house Law Journal Press which is addressed…
  • Jul 31

    Fifteen million reasons to say "thank you"!

    Fifteen million reasons to say "thank you"!
    This morning (or this evening, if you are basking in the Pacific moonlight) the IPKat's weblog recorded its 15 millionth page view, which works out at a little more than a million a year since the Kat started his IP blogging exploits in 2003.…
  • Jul 31

    Friday fantasie

    Friday fantasie
    We'll never know what they were laughing at,since Twitter took the joke down ...Twitter jokes: Katpost goes viral and it's no joke! "Lifting Jokes on Twitter", recently posted to this weblog by leading copyright Kat Eleonora, has…
Rank this Week: 29

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 309

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Jul 31

    Criminal Copyright Infringement - 17 U.S.C. § 506(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 2319

    Criminal Copyright Infringement - 17 U.S.C. § 506(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 2319
    The principal criminal statute protecting copyrighted works is 17 U.S.C. § 506(a), which provides that "[a]ny person who infringes a copyright willfully and for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain" shall be…
  • Jul 30

    Copyright Law Introduction - Federal Law Preempts State Law

    Copyright Law Introduction - Federal Law Preempts State Law
    Historically, copyright protection had been provided through a dual system under which the federal government, by statute, provided limited monopolies for intellectual property concurrently with state statutory and common laws that…
  • Jul 28

    Supreme Court Keeps Brulotte - Post-Expiration Patent Royalties are Still Unlawful Per Se

    Supreme Court Keeps Brulotte - Post-Expiration Patent Royalties are Still Unlawful Per Se
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided a patent-royalty lawsuit, Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC. The Court, divided 6-3, ruled against Kimble. Stephen Kimble sued Marvel in 1997 for infringing his patent, U. S.…
Rank this Week: 675

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Air Jordan Grounded in China

    Air Jordan Grounded in China
    Michael Jordan is considered by many  to be the greatest basketball player of all time. Beyond his five MVP trophies and six NBA championship rings, however Jordan also was the one of the most widely marketed athletic personalities in…
  • Jul 28

    Fair Use and YouTube – a Creator’s Take

    Fair Use and YouTube – a Creator’s Take
    Scott Hervey, an entertainment attorney and shareholder with Weintraub Tobin, and Rian Bosak, VP of Network Operations with Fullscreen presented “Fair Use and YouTube – a Creator’s Take” to a packed house during VidCon…
  • Jul 24

    Will Lenz v. Universal Make Online Copyright Enforcement More Challenging for Copyright Owner

    Will Lenz v. Universal Make Online Copyright Enforcement More Challenging for Copyright Owner
    Pending before the 9th Circuit is a case which may change the landscape for online copyright protection. The case, Lenz v. Universal, may make it more difficult for copyright owners to protect against infringement in today’s environment…
Rank this Week: 870

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Intellectual Property Reforms Prove Successful – From Zero To Hero

    Intellectual Property Reforms Prove Successful – From Zero To Hero
    An independent report commissioned by the IPO entitled Evaluation of the Reforms of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court 2010-2013 was published very recently examining the effect of the recent reforms in the Intellectual Property…
  • Jul 27

    Is Copyright Worth More Than Patents? – Latest Development On Oracle v. Google

    Is Copyright Worth More Than Patents? – Latest Development On Oracle v. Google
    Oracle has demonstrated that copyright can be a highly valuable and strategic intellectual property asset worth more than some patents. In Shireen Smith’s earlier post ‘Are APIs Protected By Copyright? – Google v…
  • Jul 24

    Famous Marks – Trade Mark Classification

    Famous Marks – Trade Mark Classification
    Whilst the classification rules apply to the majority of trademarks, famous marks operate under slightly different rules. A famous mark has a much broader scope of protection than an ordinary mark. This is due to its widespread reputation or…
Rank this Week: 2294

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

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

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1780

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Jul 31

    Trade Secret Protection: What are Reasonable Steps?

    Trade Secret Protection: What are Reasonable Steps?
    As a special feature of our blog –special guest postings by experts, clients, and other professionals –please enjoy this blog entry by Pamela Passman, President and CEO for the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade…
  • Jul 30

    U.S. Congress To Again Consider Private Right of Action for Trade Secret Misappropriation

    U.S. Congress To Again Consider Private Right of Action for Trade Secret Misappropriation
    On July 29, 2015, with bipartisan support, congressional leaders in both the House and Senate, including Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Representative Doug Collins (R-GA), introduced a bill to create a federal private right of action for…
  • Jul 29

    Robert B. Milligan to Speak at 2015 ABA Annual Meeting on Trade Secret and Non-Compete Development

    Robert B. Milligan to Speak at 2015 ABA Annual Meeting on Trade Secret and Non-Compete Development
    Join Seyfarth Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Co-Chair Robert B. Milligan at the 2015 ABA-IPL Annual Meeting in Chicago on July 30, 2015.  Robert will join expert panelists to discuss significant statutory changes…
Rank this Week: 421

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/
  • Jul 31

    Comic-Con Considerations: Cosplay, the Right of Publicity, and Copyright Concern

    Comic-Con Considerations: Cosplay, the Right of Publicity, and Copyright Concern
    For as much as Comic-Con is about comics, TV, and upcoming movies, it’s not hard to see that a large portion of its allure for fans is cosplay. Cosplay consists of fans who create and wear costumes and outfits based on their favorite…
  • Jul 31

    Federal Circuit Review – Issue 61 – July 31, 2015

    Federal Circuit Review – Issue 61 – July 31, 2015
    Amgen filed a biologics license application (“BLA”) and obtained FDA approval for its filgrastim product, Neupogen. Sandoz subsequently filed an abbreviated BLA (“aBLA”) under 42 U.S.C. § 262(k), seeking approval…
  • Jul 30

    Senator McCain says U.S. national security depends on access to innovation

    Senator McCain says U.S. national security depends on access to innovation
    Senator McCain's remarks related to defense acquisition reform generally, but more specifically related to the need for the Department of Defense to streamline acquisition of new, innovative technologies. McCain told the audience that ''our…
Rank this Week: 2658

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Personal Computer Lottery Game Patent Likely Unpatentable Under 35 USC § 101

    Personal Computer Lottery Game Patent Likely Unpatentable Under 35 USC § 101
    The Board granted institution of covered business method review of a personal computer lottery game patent under 35 U.S.C. § 101. "[T]he concept of a lottery is well known, whereas the steps attributed to the processor—generating…
  • Jul 30

    Emergency Call Analysis Patent Invalid Under 35 USC § 101

    Emergency Call Analysis Patent Invalid Under 35 USC § 101
    The court granted defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's infringement claims because plaintiff's emergency call system patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward an abstract…
  • Jul 29

    Consent Judgment Precluding Future Infringement Does Not Preclude Subsequent Infringement Claim

    Consent Judgment Precluding Future Infringement Does Not Preclude Subsequent Infringement Claim
    The court deferred ruling on defendants' motion to dismiss plaintiff's infringement action based on a prior consent judgment and a parallel contempt proceeding. "In order to ensure an orderly and efficient resolution of the contempt…
Rank this Week: 332

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jul 31

    Publisher Fruitlessly Contests Stock Photo Company's Standing to Sue

    Publisher Fruitlessly Contests Stock Photo Company's Standing to Sue
    Minden Pictures is a stock photography company that also acts as a licensing agent for many photographers.  Minden considers itself “one of the world’s premium providers of wildlife and nature photos.”  Between…
  • Jul 24

    Joint Work Determination Does Not Exclude a Derivative Work Determination

    Joint Work Determination Does Not Exclude a Derivative Work Determination
    Dr. Ross W. Greene developed the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach, a method for treating children with explosive behaviors.  Greene wrote The Explosive Child, a book describing his methods.  Greene and Dr. J. Stuart Ablon…
  • Jul 17

    No Copyright Interest for Film Director's Contribution

    No Copyright Interest for Film Director's Contribution
    The Second Circuit faced a question of first impression:  May a contributor to a creative work whose contributions are inseparable from, and integrated into, the work maintain a copyright interest in his or her contributions alone? We…
Rank this Week: 964

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Octane Fitness Clarified the Standard for Attorney’s Fee Award, but Has Really Anything Changed?

    Octane Fitness Clarified the Standard for Attorney’s Fee Award, but Has Really Anything Changed?
    It’s no secret, lawsuits can be expensive. That’s why parties frequently consider the availability of recovering attorney’s fees when deciding whether to pursue (or defend) a lawsuit. While attorney’s fees have been…
  • Jul 30

    Beme, or BeHBO / BeShowtime / BePayPerView?

    Beme, or BeHBO / BeShowtime / BePayPerView?
    It has been a tumultuous year for copyright owners. The old cliche is “if you love something, set it free,” but it seems plenty of third parties are happy to take on that task when it comes to copyrighted content. Now that…
  • Jul 29

    Effective Enforcement Strategies – Letters of Protest

    Effective Enforcement Strategies – Letters of Protest
    A letter of protest is an informal procedure that allows third parties to bring to the attention of the USPTO evidence bearing on the registrability of a mark. The letter is filed with the Director of Trademarks and if the Director is…
Rank this Week: 196

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jul 31

    The Trademark of Friendship

    The Trademark of Friendship
    Southern girls are known for many things. Big hair, impeccable manners, and the ability to pull together a shower, tea, tailgate or dinner party at a moment’s notice, complete with delicious food and sweet tea. We also know the proper…
  • Jul 24

    Can I Resell That Knockoff Bag?

    Can I Resell That Knockoff Bag?
    Yard sale groups on Facebook are the new way to sell your gently used clothes, electronics and furniture without the hassle of actually setting up for a yard sale. They are usually setup by your city name, and you can find some pretty good…
  • Jul 17

    Top 5 Misconceptions Related to Creating a Brand or New Trademark

    Top 5 Misconceptions Related to Creating a Brand or New Trademark
    This past week I had the pleasure of speaking to the American Advertising Federation’s Jackson Chapter about intellectual property law for the creative professional. The audience was made up of advertising agencies, graphic designers…
Rank this Week: 4831

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jul 31

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/31/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/31/15
    Open Source Copyright Hub unveiled with ’90+ projects’ in the pipeline — The UK’s long-anticipated Copyright Hub officially launched this week. Andrew Orlowski explains, “The Hub aims to build rights-aware layers…
  • Jul 24

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/24/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/24/15
    The Anti-Commons Revisited — A common claim among IP academics is that IP rights like copyright suffer from anti-commons effects, where numerous and overlapping rights prevent transactions and innovation. Jonathan Barnett examines the…
  • Jul 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/17/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/17/15
    Now Hiring: Screenwriters — “When a writer types THE END, it is the beginning of a process that involves hundreds of jobs and services before the script even reaches the actual production stage. Staff at the Producer’s…
Rank this Week: 265

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market
    Provident Precious Metals, LLC v. Northwest Territorial Mint, LLC, 2015 WL 4522923, No. 3:13–CV–02942 (N.D. Tex. July 27, 2015) Interesting TM/copyright case that straddles the boundaries of so-called aesthetic and…
  • Jul 30

    Amicus supporting rehearing in MTM v. Amazon

    Amicus supporting rehearing in MTM v. Amazon
    IP Professors, with excellent assistance from Cathy Gellis.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jul 30

    Limiting remedies when a descriptive fair use defense fail

    Limiting remedies when a descriptive fair use defense fail
    Anhing Corp. v. Thuan Phong Co., No. CV 13-05167, 2015 WL 4517846  (C.D. Cal. Jul. 24, 2015)   This post-trial ruling covers a lot of detailed ground on descriptive fair use, unclean hands, and remedies.  Anhing…
Rank this Week: 68

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
  • Jul 31

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-30
    Tories want massive free trade deal signed before election http://t.co/6r7Lvi1RQ2 -> Devices using voice-recognition, microphones bring more privacy concerns http://t.co/QGtkAH2z3i -> TVEyes Cannot Stand in the Shoes of its Users…
  • Jul 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-26
    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-25: Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-18: Comp… http://t.co/y5nzJlv3i3 -> Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-25 http://t.co/Y43rcVi2st -> Anonymous…
  • Jul 26

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-25

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-25
    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-18: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-07-11: … http://t.co/BFiqlhdaUG -> Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-18 http://t.co/3OSIG3IOuN -> UK court…
Rank this Week: 592

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/
  • Jul 31

    Top 10 Countries Reading Copyright Litigation Blog: Welcome France To #2

    Top 10 Countries Reading Copyright Litigation Blog: Welcome France To #2
    France has recently moved to #2 in readership of Copyright Litigation Blog.  Vive le droit d'auteur! Pageviews by Countries EntryPageviewsUnited States551129France61270Russia51440Ukraine40000Germany32359United…
  • Jul 6

    Congratulations To Top 40 Most Popular New York Law Blogs Of All Time

    Congratulations To Top 40 Most Popular New York Law Blogs Of All Time
    According to Justia BlawgSearch, there are 302 blogs focusing on New York law.  Justia ranks the most popular of "all time".   Here are the top 40: 1. Real Estate Law Blog2. New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library3. New…
  • Jun 29

    Congratulations To Top 25 Most Popular Copyright Law Blogs Of All Time

    Congratulations To Top 25 Most Popular Copyright Law Blogs Of All Time
    Justia's Blawgsearch Ranks the "Most Popular" copyright law blogs.  Out of 89 copyright law blogs listed in total by Justia, here are the top 25 of "all time."  Visiting each one shows you just how alive thinking is…
Rank this Week: 191

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/
  • Jul 31

    Untangling the Relationship between Rights, Federal Power, and Inequality: The Legal Legacy of Reconstruction

    Untangling the Relationship between Rights, Federal Power, and Inequality: The Legal Legacy of Reconstruction
    Laura Edwards, A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights (2015).Karen Tani“Black lives matter.” When spoken in law schools, these words have had a particular subtext. They expressed outrage at…
  • Jul 29

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort
    Nicky Priaulx, Injuries That Matter: Manufacturing Damage in Negligence, available at BePress.Martha ChamallasOf the five basic elements of the negligence cause of action (duty, breach, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, damage), the concept of…
  • Jul 28

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional
    Gillian Brock & Hamish Russell, Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals, 56 Edmond J. Safra Working Paper, available at SSRN.Diane RingAs I began reading Gillian Brock and…
Rank this Week: 264

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jul 31

    The CopyKat's Baked Cake Social

    The CopyKat's Baked Cake Social
    It seems Twitter is removing 'recycled' jokes which have been re-tweeted. First spotted by @PlagiarismBad, The Verge tell us that at least five separate tweets have been deleted by Twitter for copying this joke: "saw someone spill their high…
  • Jul 30

    Old Money, Old Navy, Fabric Copyright Infringement Suit, Oh Dear!

    Old Money, Old Navy, Fabric Copyright Infringement Suit, Oh Dear!
    Sugartown Worldwide LLC, the owner of the trademark Lilly Pulitzer and the distributor of the famous fashion brand, is suing Old Navy and its parent company Gap, claiming that the retailer infringed its copyright when it sold several models…
  • Jul 30

    Of catapults and caterpillars: hubbub over the Hub

    Of catapults and caterpillars: hubbub over the Hub
    Waiting for the Champagne ...Once upon a time, launches involved ships and smashing bottles of Champagne against their sides as they slid gracefully into the water. Launches nowadays seem to involve mainly websites and online services; the…
Rank this Week: 4135

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    TTAB Test: Are MAYARI and MAYA Confusable for Wine?

    TTAB Test: Are MAYARI and MAYA Confusable for Wine?
    Oakville Hills Cellar opposed registration of the mark MAYARI for wine, alleging a likelihood of confusion with its registered mark MAYA, also for wine. The goods are identical, the channels of trade and classes of consumers are presumed to…
  • Jul 30

    TTAB Affirms Refusal of Deer Logo with "Phantom" Antlers, for Coffee, on Four Ground

    TTAB Affirms Refusal of Deer Logo with "Phantom" Antlers, for Coffee, on Four Ground
    Bar NND Ranches sought registration of the mark shown immediately below, for "coffee; coffee based beverages; roasted coffee beans," but Examining Attorney Justin R. Jackson refused registration on four grounds: applicant sought to register…
  • Jul 29

    TTAB Test: Which One of These Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which One of These Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?
    By my estimation, somewhere around 80-85% of all Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals that reach the TTAB are affirmed on appeal.  Well, here are four appeals that were decided this month. One refusal was reversed. Which one,…
Rank this Week: 178

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 30

    Drew Hirshfeld Appointed as New Commissioner of Patent

    Drew Hirshfeld Appointed as New Commissioner of Patent
    By Donald Zuhn -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced earlier today that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has appointed Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy Drew Hirshfeld to be the new Commissioner for…
  • Jul 30

    Biotech-specific Subject Matter Eligibility Materials Delayed

    Biotech-specific Subject Matter Eligibility Materials Delayed
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Pursuant to the Notice published in the Federal Register today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office provided additional materials related to the Office's interpretation of what does (and what does not) satisfy the…
  • Jul 29

    New Update on Subject Matter Eligibility to be Published on July 30th

    New Update on Subject Matter Eligibility to be Published on July 30th
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will publish a Notice on July 30th that the Office is updating their procedures for determining subject matter eligibility. A copy of this Notice can be found here. The update will…
Rank this Week: 66

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Un fidèle lecteur me signale cette astucieuse invention: un dispositif intégré dans des toilettes permettant l'élimination de l'électricité statique de l'organisme. Revendication unique…
  • Jul 28

    T217/10 : requêtes subsidiaires non étayée

    T217/10 : requêtes subsidiaires non étayée
    La division d'opposition avait rejeté l'opposition, décision contre laquelle l'Opposante avait formé recours. Dans se réponse au mémoire de recours, la Titulaire a demandé le rejet du recours, et…
  • Jul 26

    R9/14 : devoir de neutralité

    R9/14 : devoir de neutralité
    En première instance l'opposition avait été rejetée. La Chambre de recours avait convoqué les parties à une procédure orale sans émettre d'opinion par écrit et la procédure…
Rank this Week: 630

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
  • Jul 30

    WIPO patent studie

    WIPO patent studie
    WIPO has published 2 studies on inventive step and sufficiency of disclosure in patent laws.
  • Jul 29

    Sir Walter …

    Sir Walter …
    Yates J has upheld the Registrar’s refusal to register SIR WALTER for buffalo grass in class 31 on the grounds it lacked any capacity to distinguish and was not in fact distinctive.
  • Jun 21

    Are innovation patents going?

    Are innovation patents going?
    ACIP now recommends abolition of the innovation patent system
Rank this Week: 1194

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
Rank this Week: 900

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Jul 30

    Long-Term Care Planning, Part 2

    Long-Term Care Planning, Part 2
    Your Funding Options The first part of planning for long-term care is realizing that, a) most of us will need this kind of care for at least some time before we die and b) the cost of this care can be financially devastating for a family if…
  • Jul 19

    Long-Term Care Planning, Part 1

    Long-Term Care Planning, Part 1
    A Central Requirement Health care has been the topic of discussion lately, but the greatest threat to your financial health is long-term care. This is the kind of care you need if you are not able to perform normal daily activities (such as…
  • Jul 9

    The Final Step in the Estate Planning Process – A Family Meeting

    The Final Step in the Estate Planning Process – A Family Meeting
    The Final Step in the Estate Planning Process – A Family Meeting Possibly one of the most difficult steps in the estate planning process is the final step – to have a family meeting to discuss your wishes and instructions. Your…
Rank this Week: 3160

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Peace, Love, and . . . Trademarks?

    Peace, Love, and . . . Trademarks?
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In Juice Generation, Inc. v. GS Enterprises, LLC (Case No. 2014-1853), the Federal…
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte Rule Preventing Post-Expiration Patent Royaltie

    Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte Rule Preventing Post-Expiration Patent Royaltie
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In a 6-3 decision authored by Justice Kagan, the United States Supreme Court in…
  • Jun 3

    Pittsburgh Court Rules on Data Breach Class Claims – Denying Cause of Action

    Pittsburgh Court Rules on Data Breach Class Claims – Denying Cause of Action
    Posted By Henry M. Sneath, Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Breach Prevention and Response Team at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  hsneath@psmn.com or 412-288-4013 A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Judge…
Rank this Week: 1690

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
  • Jul 30

    Was Philadelphia’s Erasure of Cosby Mural Illegal?

    Was Philadelphia’s Erasure of Cosby Mural Illegal?
    Nicholas O’Donnell explains, Few things have brought consensus recently more than the revulsion over the allegations against comedian Bill Cosby, a Philadelphia native.  Yet in a desire to distance itself from Cosby, the city may…
  • Jul 26

    Gerhard Richter Disowns Early Works From West German Period

    Gerhard Richter Disowns Early Works From West German Period
    And collectors aren’t liking it.
  • Jul 21

    Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Art & Law Program

    Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Art & Law Program
    Call for Applications: The 2016 Art & Law Program Applications for the 2016 Art & Law Program are now being accepted.  Deadline for applications:  October 19, 2015 Going on its 7th year, The Program seeks…
Rank this Week: 248

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Rapper and Mogul 50 Cent Files for Bankruptcy

    Rapper and Mogul 50 Cent Files for Bankruptcy
    50 Cent’s moniker has ceased being figurative— the rapper and business mogul has filed for bankruptcy in Connecticut’s Bankruptcy Court.Curtis James Jackson III, known by his stage name “50 Cent” or…
  • Jul 16

    Get the Fastest SCOTUS News Alerts, Such As the Court's Recent Same Sex Marriage Decision

    Get the Fastest SCOTUS News Alerts, Such As the Court's Recent Same Sex Marriage Decision
    On July 26, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that states must recognize same-sex marriage. The long awaited decision was 5-4, with Justice Kennedy casting the swing vote in favor of upholding same-sex unions. In his opinion for…
  • Jul 9

    How Can I Track Companies Being Sued?

    How Can I Track Companies Being Sued?
    Docket Alarm’s comprehensive platform has many tools to help you keep track of companies and their legal affairs.  For example, Docket Alarm’s email alert tool helps keep you informed of the latest litigation developments…
Rank this Week: 4879

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jul 30

    San Diego and Salt Lake Battle for Comic Con Trademark

    San Diego and Salt Lake Battle for Comic Con Trademark
    IPNews® - The trademark battle between San Diego Comic-Con and Salt Lake Comic Con is set to go to Federal Court. San Diego Comic-Con sued Salt Lake Comic Con on the grounds that the two names were too similar and likely to cause…
  • Jul 22

    Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement

    Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® - Blue Sphere, Inc. has sued Taylor Swift for using the trademark LUCKY 13 in relation to apparel among other goods.  Blue Sphere owns many LUCKY 13 trademarks and claims that Swift may have had prior knowledge of its…
  • Jul 14

    Redskins Lose Trademark Battle

    Redskins Lose Trademark Battle
    IPNews® - The Washington Redskins and the NFL lost a battle in court, resulting in six of the team’s Trademark registrations being cancelled. A district court ruled that six Redskins’ Trademark registrations are to be…
Rank this Week: 918

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 4355

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Trademark Registration Workshop for Blogger

    Trademark Registration Workshop for Blogger
    I’ve been on my soapbox for a while about the importance of registering your trademark if you have a blog. Even if your following is small, you want to stake a claim to your site’s name because if someone registers your name…
  • Jul 21

    Thoughts on the Ashley Madison Hacking

    Thoughts on the Ashley Madison Hacking
    I have had a lot of different thoughts about the recent hacking of the Ashley Madison website – both as a lawyer and as a person. Ashley Madison is a website geared towards helping people participate in infidelity. They apparently have…
  • Jul 16

    When “I’m Sorry” Isn’t Enough

    When “I’m Sorry” Isn’t Enough
    I’ve encountered a significant number of people in my short legal career who were under the impression that they could absolve themselves from legal wrongdoings by simply apologizing. Unfortunately for them, that is often not the case.…
Rank this Week: 1920

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/
  • Jul 30

    Kiesling & Silberg on Incentives for Rooftop Solar

    Kiesling & Silberg on Incentives for Rooftop Solar
    I've written about innovation policy experimentation and about incentives beyond IP, so I was interested in a new working paper posted by Lynne Kiesling and Mark Silberg, Regulation, Innovation, and Experimentation: The Case of Residential…
  • Jul 27

    Rachel Sachs & Becky Eisenberg on Incentives for Diagnostic Test

    Rachel Sachs & Becky Eisenberg on Incentives for Diagnostic Test
    I highly recommend two recently posted articles on declining innovation incentives for diagnostic tests, particularly due to changes in patentable subject matter doctrine. In Innovation Law and Policy: Preserving the Future of Personalized…
  • Jul 23

    The Latest on Biosimilars: The Federal Circuit Holds that the "Patent Dance" Is Optional

    The Latest on Biosimilars: The Federal Circuit Holds that the "Patent Dance" Is Optional
    In a previous post, I discussed a district court decision holding that the process for resolving patent disputes under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) is optional. That post contains extensive background…
Rank this Week: 909

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    Good and Bad Faith in Registering and Using Domain Name

    Good and Bad Faith in Registering and Using Domain Name
    Complainant prevails only if it proves conjunctive bad faith. Bad faith is implied if the proof supports bad faith registration but not the other way around, although as I have pointed out in earlier Blogs there are panelists who go their own…
  • Jul 26

    Theft as Per Se Abusive Registration

    Theft as Per Se Abusive Registration
    It is an interesting proposition that certain conduct unrebutted be regarded as a per se violation of the UDRP; the very fact of the respondent having committed a certain act—hijacking a domain name is one, or threatening to point a…
  • Jul 12

    Noteworthy Domain Decisions July 2015

    Noteworthy Domain Decisions July 2015
    Office Space Solutions, Inc. v. Kneen, 1:15-cv-04941 (SDNY July 7, 2015). The reason for reporting on this case (filed June 24 and withdrawn with prejudice July 8, 2015) is that plaintiff, owner of a newly registered trademark, charged…
Rank this Week: 555

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/
  • Jul 30

    What’s in a bag? Capri Sun’s Trade Dressed Drink

    What’s in a bag? Capri Sun’s Trade Dressed Drink
    Summer camps are winding down at our house, which means the amount of Capri Sun being consumed is about to fall off precipitously until next summer.  Of course, Capri Sun has the ideal packaging for camps, being all but indestructible.…
  • Jul 23

    Comic Con SD vs. Comic Con SLC; Marvel at the Irony

    Comic Con SD vs. Comic Con SLC; Marvel at the Irony
      Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent. ― Dr. Seuss For hundreds of thousands of fans, comic books are the pinnacle of the combination of words and pictures; for…
  • Jul 23

    LOOKS DO MATTER

    LOOKS DO MATTER
    Most of our posts have focused on the trademark rights associated with particular words, but don’t forget to consider what your product looks like and how they are presented to customers.  You can develop separate rights in the…
Rank this Week: 4212

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

Cover IP procurement and enforcement in Australia. By Barry Eagar.

http://bazpat.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    European Claim Amendment

    European Claim Amendment
    Remember that in Europe, it is possible to use what could be regarded as ambiguous terms in claims. For example, words such as "optionally" and "or" can be used to reduce the number of claims to 15 or below.
  • Aug 31

    Eagar & Martin Launch

    Eagar & Martin Launch
    I'm delighted to announce the launch of Eagar & Martin! Please visit my new firm here: www.emip.com.au
  • May 21

    Grace Period - Australia

    Grace Period - Australia
    This is the first in a series of posts concerning grace periods around the world. Australia is a good place to start.But first of all, let's consider what is meant by "grace period". This is not the convention period governed by the Paris…
Rank this Week: 2059

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Covers intellectual property issues in academia. By Bond Schoeneck & King.

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2406

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
  • Jul 30

    MBBP Client DraftKings Raises $300M in Funding

    MBBP Client DraftKings Raises $300M in Funding
    MBBP Client DraftKings, the leading provider of daily fantasy sports announced on Monday, that Fox Sports will provide about $150 million for an 11 percent stake in the company.  Other investors include the Kraft Group, Wellington…
  • Jul 7

    IC-DISC Structure Provides Permanent Tax Deferral for Exporter

    IC-DISC Structure Provides Permanent Tax Deferral for Exporter
    Exporters, are you taking full advantage of an important U.S. export incentive to achieve Federal income tax savings, known as the Interest Charge Domestic International Sale Corporation or “IC-DISC”? If not, this short but…
  • Jul 6

    Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open!

    Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open!
    Pitfalls, Perspectives and Possibilities of Angel Investments – Register Today! With the proliferation of angel groups in the Boston area over the past several years, it has become increasingly challenging for entrepreneurs to navigate…
Rank this Week: 523

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/
  • Jul 30

    Marking the Death of Noírín Plunkett

    Marking the Death of Noírín Plunkett
    We are saddened by the loss of DRI founding member, open source guru and advocate for women in technology Noírín Plunkett. Noirín was one of the eight people who stood as the guarantors for Digital Rights Ireland at its…
  • Jul 13

    Eircode Launches with Privacy and Data Protection Issue

    Eircode Launches with Privacy and Data Protection Issue
    Today is the launch of eircode, Ireland’s new postcode system. From a technology and privacy perspective, there are potentially numerous benefits to adopting such a system in Ireland. A postcode should ensure that private mail gets…
  • Jul 9

    DRI is Seeking a Communications Coordinator

    DRI is Seeking a Communications Coordinator
    As part of our ongoing commitment to stablising DRI’s year to year planning, budgeting and communications, we’re looking to add a Communications Coordinator for a part time contractor role. If you or anyone you know might be…
Rank this Week: 1966

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

Swiss Blawg – mostly in German – on current legal topics, in particular related to IP/IT.

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jul 30

    Niuws: Top 10 aus dem Recht im digitalen Raum

    Niuws: Top 10 aus dem Recht im digitalen Raum
    Seit Anfang Jahr kuratiere ich bei Niuws die Box «Recht im digitalen Raum». In diesem Rahmen sammle ich lesenswerte Inhalte zu rechtlichen Themen und veröffentliche die entsprechenden Weblinks bei Niuws. Nutzerinnen und…
  • Jul 27

    Rechtsanwältin: Kein Steuerabzug für Zeitungslektüre

    Rechtsanwältin: Kein Steuerabzug für Zeitungslektüre
    In ihrer Steuererklärung 2011 hatte eine Rechtsanwältin, die als Partnerin bei einer Anwaltskanzlei im Kanton Zürich angestellt war, unter anderem einen Betrag von 651 Franken als Berufskosten für ein Abonnement der Neuen…
  • Jul 13

    Neues Facebook-Logo: Wer hat es schon bemerkt?

    Neues Facebook-Logo: Wer hat es schon bemerkt?
    Facebook hat seit Anfang Juli 2015 ein neues Logo und fast niemand hat es bemerkt! Thomas Hutter, Experte für Facebook-Marketing, hat das neue Logo selbstverständlich bemerkt und verweist dazu auf lesenswerte Erläuterungen bei…
Rank this Week: 4579