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Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Jan 16

    Airbus Group Looking to Test Self-Piloted Taxis by the end of 2017

    Airbus Group Looking to Test Self-Piloted Taxis by the end of 2017
    Reuters is reporting that Airbus Group plans to test out a prototype self-piloted taxi by the end of the year. The idea is for people to book these taxis using an app, similar to car-sharing schemes. “One hundred…
  • Jan 15

    Intel Unveils Compute Card, a Credit Card-Sized Compute Platform

    Intel Unveils Compute Card, a Credit Card-Sized Compute Platform
    Intel recently unveiled a new modular compute platform called the Compute Card. The device, which measures the size of a credit card, will be able to power a variety of the Internet of Things devices [...] The post Intel Unveils Compute Card,…
  • Jan 15

    World University Rankings 2016 – 2017: Still a Long Way to go for Universities in Africa

    World University Rankings 2016 – 2017: Still a Long Way to go for Universities in Africa
    The World Economic Forum (WEF) shared an articled titled “How the world’s top universities are distributed“. The article is based on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017.  Using…
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Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

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

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • Jan 16

    Evalúan propiedades del huitlacoche para control de diabete

    Evalúan propiedades del huitlacoche para control de diabete
    Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Fidel Guevara Lara, profesor investigador del Departamento de Química de la Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), se ha dedicado a estudiar las…
  • Jan 16

    Busca el TecNM generar 100 patentes para 2018

    Busca el TecNM generar 100 patentes para 2018
    Fuente: ANTIMIO CRUZ BUSTAMANTE, Reportero de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación, Revista Mi Patente, antimioadrian@gmail.com, www.mipatente.com El Tecnológico Nacional de México (TecNM), que desde 2014 reúne…
  • Jan 15

    Consorcio mexicano para la educación espacia

    Consorcio mexicano para la educación espacia
    Ciudad de México.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Existe una red de universidades que promueven el desarrollo espacial a nivel mundial. Su importancia radica en conjuntar estudiantes, profesores y empresarios del ramo…
Rank this Week: 1022

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
  • Jan 16

    Judge Robinson Revisits IPR Estoppel, Seeking Federal Circuit Clarification

    Judge Robinson Revisits IPR Estoppel, Seeking Federal Circuit Clarification
    A district court recently reaffirmed its ruling that statutory estoppel does not apply to grounds of invalidity that could have been included in a petition for an inter partes review but weren’t, clearing the way for the defendant to…
  • Jan 14

    Functional Claims Can Survive Alice Challenges If They Seem “Technical”

    Functional Claims Can Survive Alice Challenges If They Seem “Technical”
    Patent claims directed to providing portable storage devices with access to terminals have survived a motion for summary judgment that made a patent-eligibility challenge under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank.  IOENGINE…
  • Jan 12

    No Fee Award Against Plaintiff Who Asserted Patents Invalidated Under Alice

    No Fee Award Against Plaintiff Who Asserted Patents Invalidated Under Alice
    A district court has roundly rejected a request for an award of attorney fees against a plaintiff who asserted business method patents later found invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and Alice Corp v. CLS Bank.  O2 Media LLC v. Narrative…
Rank this Week: 1473

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/
  • Jan 16

    Staying Ahead of Privacy and Security Risks in the Internet of Thing

    Staying Ahead of Privacy and Security Risks in the Internet of Thing
    In creating a privacy and security plan, IOT companies should be mindful of regulatory enforcement for failure to fully comply with their own advertised practices. For example, companies should honor representations made to consumers…
  • Jan 16

    Sony files patent infringement suit against Fujifilm in S.D. Fla. over magnetic tape media

    Sony files patent infringement suit against Fujifilm in S.D. Fla. over magnetic tape media
    On December 15th, Japanese electronics conglomerate Sony Corp. filed a patent infringement lawsuit in U.S. district court against Japanese photography and imaging company Fujifilm. At the center of Sony’s legal action are magnetic tape…
  • Jan 16

    Estate of Marilyn Monroe sues intimate apparel company for trademark infringement

    Estate of Marilyn Monroe sues intimate apparel company for trademark infringement
    On August 8, 2016, plaintiff became aware of defendant’s unauthorized use of the Marilyn Monroe marks and likeness and sent a cease and desist letter. Defendant continued with their allegedly unauthorized activities, leading to the…
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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/
  • Jan 16

    TPAC Meeting Summary – January 2015

    TPAC Meeting Summary – January 2015
    On Friday, the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) met at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA.  The handouts/slides from the meeting are at the bottom of the post. Below is a summary of the key points discussed at the…
  • Jan 12

    Alarming scam from “Patent & Trademark Office” of New York, NY

    Alarming scam from “Patent & Trademark Office” of New York, NY
    Recently, I received a new trademark solicitation regarding a trademark registration renewal. The company calls itself “Patent & Trademark Office” with an address in New York, NY. See the image of their mailing that…
  • Jan 10

    White House Exit Memo from Department of Commerce: scant reference to patent and trademark protection

    White House Exit Memo from Department of Commerce: scant reference to patent and trademark protection
    Last week, the Department of Commerce issued its Exit Memo as the Obama administration comes to a close and the next President takes office later this month. The report features hardly any references to the USPTO or to patent and trademark…
Rank this Week: 1299

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
Rank this Week: 4434

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
  • Jan 16

    Remember Dr. King—and What He Endured

    Remember Dr. King—and What He Endured
    Annual celebrations of the life and work of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. often lionize the civil rights era, rightfully focusing on its achievements.  But celebrations often overlook the federal government’s attempts to…
  • Jan 14

    Google Launches Key Transparency While A Trade-Off in WhatsApp is Called a Backdoor

    Google Launches Key Transparency While A Trade-Off in WhatsApp is Called a Backdoor
    The Guardian ran a sensational story on Friday claiming a backdoor was discovered in WhatsApp, enabling intelligence agencies to snoop on encrypted messages. Gizmodo followed up saying it's no backdoor at all, but reasonable, intended…
  • Jan 13

    How to Talk to Congre

    How to Talk to Congre
    As this year begins with a new president and new Congress taking power, more people than ever want to know how to make their voices heard in Congress. As the Legislative Counsel at EFF, my job is to help the organization and our supporters…
Rank this Week: 3712

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    When Less is More

    When Less is More
    Love the simplicity and honesty of this sign, captured on vacation, in a cozy crepe spot (had to get out of my chair and walk across the dining room to read the smaller print, well worth the steps): As Seth recently noted, there can be room…
  • Jan 13

    ORAL B Wireless Floss?

    ORAL B Wireless Floss?
    I recently purchased a post-holiday present (for myself) – Apple’s AirPods, wireless headphones designed to integrate with Apple’s various products, including the iPhone 7 (which, helpfully, discarded the headphone jack in…
  • Jan 12

    The Chargers leave San Diego, but will they leave the brand too?

    The Chargers leave San Diego, but will they leave the brand too?
    According to recent reports, the Chargers will announce this week that they are leaving sunny San Diego for also sunny Los Angeles. Over a short two year span, Los Angeles will have gone from zero NFL teams to two NFL teams, as the Rams moved…
Rank this Week: 191

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    UK inches towards UPC ratification

    UK inches towards UPC ratification
    There was a sigh of relief at the end of November when the UK announced that it would proceed with the ratification process to implement the UPC in spite of Brexit.  This renewed the hope that the UPC will come in to force in 2017 as…
  • Dec 22

    Danish designer barred from using own name as trademark

    Danish designer barred from using own name as trademark
    About a year ago the Danish Commercial and Maritime Court gave their decision in a case between Topbrands and the Danish designer Benedikte Utzon. You can read about it here. In short, the court found that Benedikte Utzon could no longer use…
  • Dec 21

    South America: New PPH agreements launched

    South America: New PPH agreements launched
    The ever expanding Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) network keeps getting new additions, and as usual, the Awapatent IP Blog sums up the new expansions and arising possibilities. The PPH is a system of bilateral agreements allowing the…
Rank this Week: 1954

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 599

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/
  • Jan 16

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code
    Stephen A. Berrey, The Jim Crow Routine: Everyday Performances of Race, Civil Rights, and Segregation in Mississippi (2015).Anders WalkerIn The Jim Crow Routine, historian Stephen Berrey brings fresh eyes to the intricate set of legal rules…
  • Jan 13

    What the Sharing Economy and Environmental Law Have In Common

    What the Sharing Economy and Environmental Law Have In Common
    Kellen Zale, When Everything is Small: The Regulatory Challenge of Scale in the Sharing Economy, San Diego L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Eric BiberThere has been a lot of literature about the so-called “sharing”…
  • Jan 12

    Connecting Nineteenth-Century Antislavery and Labor Movements with Twenty-First-Century Workers’ Right

    Connecting Nineteenth-Century Antislavery and Labor Movements with Twenty-First-Century Workers’ Right
    Rebecca E. Zietlow, A Positive Right to Free Labor, 39 Seattle U. L. Rev. 859 (2016).Anne Marie LofasoIn her article, A Positive Right to Free Labor, Professor Zietlow recounts the history of the working person’s claim to free labor.…
Rank this Week: 269

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Jan 16

    Neues Verfahren zur Löschung nicht benutzter Marken – Änderung des Schweizer Markenrechts ab dem 1. Januar 2017

    Neues Verfahren zur Löschung nicht benutzter Marken – Änderung des Schweizer Markenrechts ab dem 1. Januar 2017
    Ein Gastbeitrag von RA Michael Bopp, LL.M. Während bisher für die Löschung von nicht gebrauchten Marken im Schweizer Markenregister ein aufwändiges und teures Zivilverfahren nötig war, besteht seit Beginn dieses…
  • Oct 24

    IP|Event: Copycamp Polen

    IP|Event: Copycamp Polen
    Das Copycamp in Warschau findet nächste Woche vom 27.-28.10. statt. Das Programm und die Speaker finden Sie hier. Themen sind u.a.: Copyright and Art; Remuneration Models; Copyright, Education and Science; Technology, Innovation and…
  • Oct 5

    Entwurf für Urheberrechts-Richtlinie jetzt auch auf Deutsch

    Entwurf für Urheberrechts-Richtlinie jetzt auch auf Deutsch
    Der Text des Oettinger-Entwurfs wurde ja schon vor einiger Zeit geleaked, die Diskussion ist schon in vollem Gang. Der/die ein oder andere mag von den wichtigsten „Stellen“ aber bislang nur aus zweiter Hand erfahren haben, weil…
Rank this Week: 691

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jan 16

    Windows 10: Weltweit mehr Transparenz dank dem schweizerischen Datenschutzbeauftragten

    Windows 10: Weltweit mehr Transparenz dank dem schweizerischen Datenschutzbeauftragten
    Vor einigen Tagen kündigte Microsoft an, bei Windows die Transparenz im Zusammenhang mit dem Datenschutz zu verbessern: Einerseits zeigt ein neues «Privacy Dashboard» einen Teil der persönlichen Daten, die…
  • Jan 11

    Datenschutz: Schweiz erhält eigenen Privacy Shield mit den USA

    Datenschutz: Schweiz erhält eigenen Privacy Shield mit den USA
    Nach der Europäischen Union (EU) erhält nun auch die Schweiz einen so genannten Privacy Shield von den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika (USA), wie der Schweizerische Bundesrat schreibt. Der neue Privacy …
  • Jan 10

    Digital Shift: Blockchain, Smart Contracts und Vertrauen

    Digital Shift: Blockchain, Smart Contracts und Vertrauen
    Digital Shift ist ein schweizerisches Diskussionsforum für digitale Transformation. Am 8. Februar 2017 steht in Zürich das Themenfeld rund um Blockchain, Smart Contracts und Vertrauen auf dem Programm: «Vertrauen…
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IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    Social media, "WikiLeaks" and false news in the 18th century: Thomas Jefferson and the "Mazzei letter"

    Social media, "WikiLeaks" and false news in the 18th century: Thomas Jefferson and the "Mazzei letter"
    In today’s public discourse, nothing is more super-charged than social media, "WikiLeaks" and false news. We like to think about these issues as something new. However, if we discount the internet and digital context and look through a…
  • Jan 13

    Arrow declarations can be granted: Fujifilm v AbbVie

    Arrow declarations can be granted: Fujifilm v AbbVie
    The Court of Appeal decided yesterday that the High Court can, as a point of principle, properly grant declarations that a product lacked novelty or an inventive step at a particular date, see Fujifim Kyowa Kirin Biologics Co.,…
  • Jan 10

    Guest Post - China's Patent Boom

    Guest Post - China's Patent Boom
    The IPKat is delighted to receive this guest post from Yangjin Li (details at the end of the post)World Intellectual Property Organization recently published its annual World Intellectual Property Indicators report. This report states that,…
Rank this Week: 31

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jan 15

    Supreme Court Will Judge Biosimilar Patent Dance

    Supreme Court Will Judge Biosimilar Patent Dance
    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review some of the patent dispute resolution provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA). The Court granted certiorari in the dispute between Amgen and Sandoz, where…
  • Jan 10

    Federal Circuit Questions Standing For IPR Appeal

    Federal Circuit Questions Standing For IPR Appeal
    As I have written previously, neither the statutes nor the regulations governing Inter Partes Review (IPR) require the party challenging the patent to have been charged with infringement, or even to establish any interest in practicing the…
  • Jan 8

    FDA Releases Biosimilar Guidance for Industry

    FDA Releases Biosimilar Guidance for Industry
    On December 29, 2016, the FDA issued guidance to assist applicants seeking FDA approval of a proposed biosimilar product under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCIA). To obtain such approval, an applicant must…
Rank this Week: 1779

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Merci d’envoyer vos CV et lettre de motivation par mail à Aude JACHEET à l’adresse : jobs@genfit.com, en mentionnant la référence de l’offre d’emploi (GF360) Lien vers l'annonce
  • Jan 12

    T2502/13 : pas un disclaimer

    T2502/13 : pas un disclaimer
    Afin de se distinguer du document A8, la requête subsidiaire précisait que le troisième pli du matériau intercalaire comprenait un plastifiant. A8, appartenant à l'état de la technique selon…
  • Jan 10

    J1/16 à J5/16 : poursuite de la suspension

    J1/16 à J5/16 : poursuite de la suspension
    Les présentes affaires concernent 5 demandes, pour lesquelles une action en revendication de propriété ont été engagées en 2014 par 3M devant le Landgericht (LG) de Braunschweig. Les 5…
Rank this Week: 635

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jan 15

    Supreme Court to Review BPCIA -- Amgen v. Sandoz Petitions for Writs of Certiorari Granted

    Supreme Court to Review BPCIA -- Amgen v. Sandoz Petitions for Writs of Certiorari Granted
    By Andrew Williams -- On Friday, the Supreme Court granted both petitions for writs of certiorari and consolidated the Sandoz v. Amgen (No. 15-1039) and Amgen v. Sandoz (No. 15-1195) appeals. Sandoz had petitioned the Court on February 16,…
  • Jan 15

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    January 18, 2017 - "Top Patent Law Stories of 2016" (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP) - 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT) January 19, 2017 - "Evidence of Prior Art at the PTAB: Rigorous Proof, Or Else" (Intellectual Property Owners…
  • Jan 15

    USPTO Patent Quality Chat Webinar Serie

    USPTO Patent Quality Chat Webinar Serie
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be offering the next webinar in its Patent Quality Chat webinar series from 12:00 to 1:00 pm (ET) on January 19, 2017. Sandie Spyrou, Supervisor, Office of Patent Quality Assurance, and Mary Beth…
Rank this Week: 67

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

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

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
  • Jan 15

    RatnerPrestia Elects Ling Zhong as Shareholder

    RatnerPrestia Elects Ling Zhong as Shareholder
    Philadelphia, PA | January 2017 – RatnerPrestia is pleased to announce that Ling Zhong, Ph.D. has become a Shareholder of the firm. Ling joined the firm as an Associate in 2010 and has most recently held the position of Counsel. She has…
  • Nov 15

    Sunjeev S. Sikand Speaks at USPTO Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable 1

    Sunjeev S. Sikand Speaks at USPTO Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable 1
      Washington, D.C. | November 2016 – Sunjeev Sikand was selected to speak on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable 1 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on November 14, 2016.  Mr. Sikand made three…
  • Nov 14

    Bayh-Dole Briefing on Capitol Hill to Feature RatnerPrestia Shareholder Brian P. O’Shaughnessy

    Bayh-Dole Briefing on Capitol Hill to Feature RatnerPrestia Shareholder Brian P. O’Shaughnessy
      Philadelphia, PA | November 2016 – RatnerPrestia Shareholder Brian P. O’Shaughnessy will appear as a panelist in a Capitol Hill briefing addressing the importance to the U.S. economy of the Bayh-Dole Act. Mr.…
Rank this Week: 2794

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

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

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jan 15

    Has the Academy Led Patent Law Astray?

    Has the Academy Led Patent Law Astray?
    Prof Jonathan Barnett (USC) has released his new article arguing that we’ve gone too-far — that those arguing for dramatic changes to the patent system did so with “little to no supporting evidence.” [READ IT…
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Amgen v. Sandoz & Sandoz v. Amgen

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Amgen v. Sandoz & Sandoz v. Amgen
    By Jason Rantanen Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in two dueling petitions involving the Federal Circuit’s 2015 interpretation of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009.  Here are the questions…
  • Jan 13

    Patent Quality: Where We Are

    Patent Quality: Where We Are
    Guest Post by Professors Arti Rai (Duke) and Colleen Chien (Santa Clara).  Professors Rai and Chien both served in the Obama Administration.   On the eve of a new Administration, it is useful to take stock of progress that has been…
Rank this Week: 53

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    CBS Sunday Morning on 15 January 2017, the Sunday before the inauguration

    CBS Sunday Morning on 15 January 2017, the Sunday before the inauguration
    The cover story was done by Martha Teichner, giving an analysis of the Obama presidency. Michelle Miller on Jackie Evancho, who will be singing at the inauguration. Lee Cowan on Viola Davis, who noted praise doesn't always last (or bring…
  • Jan 14

    Evaluating the value of patents; a lesson from baseball?

    Evaluating the value of patents; a lesson from baseball?
    From time to time, the use of forward patent citation numbers to evaluate the value ofa patent arises, and IPBiz points out the errors of this approach.In baseball, the value of players involved in a trade is frequently debated. 2017 marks…
  • Jan 12

    CAFC affirms SD Ind in Lilly v. Teva in pemetrexed case Teva loses;

    CAFC affirms SD Ind in Lilly v. Teva in pemetrexed case Teva loses;
    The overview of the action:Eli Lilly & Co. (“Eli Lilly”) is the owner of U.S. PatentNo. 7,772,209 (“’209 patent”). It filed this consolidatedHatch-Waxman suit against Teva Parenteral Medicines,Inc.; APP…
Rank this Week: 44

Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
Rank this Week: 1173

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

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

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

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Nikki Siesel, Esq. of the Law Offices Of Joseph C. Messina.

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    How Do You Prove Abandonment Of A Trademark?

    How Do You Prove Abandonment Of A Trademark?
    In the case of Christian M. Ziebarth v. Del Taco, LLC, Cancellation No. 92053501 (March 31, 2015) [not precedential], the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board set forth the standards for trademark abandonment. Christian Ziebarth (the…
  • Dec 22

    Federal Circuit Holds One Sale Satisfies “Use In Commerce” Rule

    Federal Circuit Holds One Sale Satisfies “Use In Commerce” Rule
    The United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit issued a ruling on November 14, 2016 that encouraged small business owners all over the country. This was a David and Goliath battle that started in 2009. The Christian Faith Fellowship…
  • Dec 12

    Melania Trump’s Trademark Endeavor

    Melania Trump’s Trademark Endeavor
    Now that Melania Trump is to assume the role of First Lady of the United States on January 20, 2017, her trademark troubles may have just begun. Melania Trump has hired a law firm in Slovenia to stop the use of her name on numerous products…
Rank this Week: 4269

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    FCC, Straight Path Execute $100 Million Settlement of Wireless Probe

    FCC, Straight Path Execute $100 Million Settlement of Wireless Probe
    Decision has 5G implications Wow—FCC enforcement actions don’t get any juicier than this:  an anonymous whistleblower, alleged misrepresentations to the FCC, and a complex $100 million fine to Straight Path Communications,…
  • Jan 12

    FCC Fines Straight Path $100M to Settle Wireless License Probe

    FCC Fines Straight Path $100M to Settle Wireless License Probe
    Wow—FCC enforcement actions don’t get any juicier than this:  an anonymous whistleblower, alleged misrepresentations to the FCC, and a complex $100 million fine to Straight Path Communications, Inc. for apparently…
  • Jan 12

    FCC Fines Straight Path $100M to Settle Wireless License Probe

    FCC Fines Straight Path $100M to Settle Wireless License Probe
    Wow—FCC enforcement actions don’t get any juicier than this:  an anonymous whistleblower, alleged misrepresentations to the FCC, and a complex $100 million fine to Straight Path Communications, Inc. for apparently…
Rank this Week: 878

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 13

    It's a Tam, Tam, Tam world

    It's a Tam, Tam, Tam world
    Along with a podcast for the American Constitution Center and an NPR interview running the morning of the Tam argument (next Wednesday), I'll also be on a post-argument panel at AU--the panel before features none other than Tam…
  • Jan 13

    Trump's trademark

    Trump's trademark
    Trump’s lawyer’s statement:Selling, first and foremost, would not eliminate possibilities of conflicts of interest. In fact, it would exacerbate them. The Trump brand is key to the value of the Trump Organization’s assets.…
  • Jan 13

    Question for those who know European privacy law

    Question for those who know European privacy law
    Is this ad campaign for Spotify a problem?"Dear person in the Theater District who listened to the Hamilton soundtrack 5,376 times this year, can you get us tickets?"and"Dear person who played 'Sorry' 42 times on Valentine's Day,…
Rank this Week: 70

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Covers intellectual property law, including trademark, patents, copyrights and entertainment law.

https://500law.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    Viacom prevails in SpongeBob SquarePants Trademark Lawsuit

    Viacom prevails in SpongeBob SquarePants Trademark Lawsuit
    Recently, Viacom, the company responsible for the Sponge SquarePants television show, prevailed in a trademark lawsuit.[1] The dispute resulted from the Defendant’s plans to use the name “Krusty Krab” for a restaurant.[2]…
  • Dec 27

    Rapper Rick Ross prevails over another rapper in trademark lawsuit

    Rapper Rick Ross prevails over another rapper in trademark lawsuit
    Recently, rapper Rick Ross prevailed in a trademark lawsuit filed against him by rapper Raul Caiz.[1] The Plaintiff, Raul Caiz’s (“Plaintiff”) Complaint asserted claims for Federal Trademark Infringement, Dilution, and…
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court agrees to hear case that may put limits on where Patent cases can be filed

    Supreme Court agrees to hear case that may put limits on where Patent cases can be filed
    Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case which may place restrictions on where patent litigation lawsuits may be filed.[1] The Supreme Court granted a petition for certiorari filed by TC Heartland LLC (“Petitioner”).[2]…
Rank this Week: 4713

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    Viacom prevails in SpongeBob SquarePants Trademark Lawsuit

    Viacom prevails in SpongeBob SquarePants Trademark Lawsuit
    Recently, Viacom, the company responsible for the Sponge SquarePants television show, prevailed in a trademark lawsuit.[1] The dispute resulted from the Defendant’s plans to use the name “Krusty Krab” for a restaurant.[2]…
  • Dec 27

    Rapper Rick Ross prevails over another rapper in trademark lawsuit

    Rapper Rick Ross prevails over another rapper in trademark lawsuit
    Recently, rapper Rick Ross prevailed in a trademark lawsuit filed against him by rapper Raul Caiz.[1] The Plaintiff, Raul Caiz’s (“Plaintiff”) Complaint asserted claims for Federal Trademark Infringement, Dilution, and…
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court agrees to hear case that may put limits on where Patent cases can be filed

    Supreme Court agrees to hear case that may put limits on where Patent cases can be filed
    Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case which may place restrictions on where patent litigation lawsuits may be filed.[1] The Supreme Court granted a petition for certiorari filed by TC Heartland LLC (“Petitioner”).[2]…
Rank this Week: 2356

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 331

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jan 13

    Friday’s Endnote – 01/13/17

    Friday’s Endnote – 01/13/17
    On January 12, 1977, Barbara Ringer, the register of copyrights, was presented the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service in 8 ceremony at the White House. This award, the highest honor for extraordinary…
  • Jan 6

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/06/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/06/17
    2016: The Year We Stopped Listening To Big Tech’s Favorite Excuse — Charlie Warzel at BuzzFeed writes, “But in 2016, Big Tech’s well-practiced excuse became less effective. The idea that their enormous and deeply…
  • Jan 3

    2017 in Copyright Law and Policy

    2017 in Copyright Law and Policy
    As I’ve done in previous years (2015 and 2016), I’d like to take a look ahead at what we may expect in the world of copyright policy in the year ahead. The difficulty of that task is markedly greater this year—a new…
Rank this Week: 274

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 13

    Copyright Reform in Canada – the 2017 Section 92 Review

    Copyright Reform in Canada – the 2017 Section 92 Review
    (Wikimedia)We can look forward to a lot of lawyering and lobbying devoted to copyright in Canada in 2017.On the litigation front, we are awaiting important judgments in several cases, including the following that have been heard with the…
  • Jan 1

    Welcome, Mr. Walt Disney, to the Canadian Public Domain

    Welcome, Mr. Walt Disney, to the Canadian Public Domain
    (Disney in 1946 - Wikipedia)Today is public domain day in Canada for the works of any sole or last surviving joint author who died in 1966. Canada has a copyright term of life + 50 years.Walt Disney, the person, died on December 15, 1966.…
  • Dec 21

    Blacklock’s Must Pay $65,000 for Litigation that “should never have been commenced let alone carried to trial”

    Blacklock’s Must Pay $65,000 for Litigation that “should never have been commenced let alone carried to trial”
    http://www.clipartkid.com/lump-of-coal-cliparts/In an unusually trenchant costs award, Justice Barnes of the Federal Court has ruled that Blacklock’s must pay the taxpayers of Canada an “all-inclusive amount of $65,000 plus…
Rank this Week: 362

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/
  • Jan 13

    How Are Retirement Plans Handled In An Estate Plan?

    How Are Retirement Plans Handled In An Estate Plan?
    Retirement plans, including IRAs, 401Ks, 403Bs and 457As, are not controlled by common estate planning documents such as wills and revocable living trusts. They transfer to heirs by a beneficiary designation. So whomever you name as the…
  • Jan 6

    Why Are IRA Assets The Biggest Surprise People Get In Estate Planning?

    Why Are IRA Assets The Biggest Surprise People Get In Estate Planning?
    A lot of people do not understand the landscape of how an IRA or retirement plans pass to beneficiaries. They do not necessarily understand the particularities and technicalities of how one inherits and their choices presented by fund…
  • Dec 30

    What Are The Obstacles Someone Might Face In The Probate Process?

    What Are The Obstacles Someone Might Face In The Probate Process?
    Probate obstacles can start with being able to locate and notify all “persons interested.” Everyone must be notified before the probate can begin. An investigation and special hearing would have to take place in order to have a…
Rank this Week: 3066

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jan 13

    Not Taking a Break - EU General Court Sends Kit Kat TM for Reconsideration at EUIPO

    Not Taking a Break - EU General Court Sends Kit Kat TM for Reconsideration at EUIPO
    The Kit Kat chocolate bar trademark saga is one that seems to just keep on giving and giving to the IP community, offering new and fangled ways where the iconic (or dare we might now say the opposite) chocolate bar has been fought over in…
  • Dec 21

    A Big Bite of the Apple - Supreme Court Decides the Fate of Design Patent

    A Big Bite of the Apple - Supreme Court Decides the Fate of Design Patent
    The two titans of technology, Apple and Samsung, have fought long and hard over many aspects of intellectual property law, especially ones relating to the design of the (now ancient, at least in smartphone terms) iPhone. The two companies…
  • Dec 6

    As Clear as Grey - Sale of 'Grey' Goods a Criminal Offense in the UK

    As Clear as Grey - Sale of 'Grey' Goods a Criminal Offense in the UK
    The sale of counterfeit goods is a touchy subject, and definitely an issue that many rightsholders are attempting to tackle head on, particularly in the context of the Internet (a good example is the recent Cartier litigation, more on which…
Rank this Week: 4461

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 13

    TTAB Test: Which Of These Four Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which Of These Four Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?
    Supposedly one can predict the outcome of a Section 2(d) case 95% of the time just by looking at the marks and the goods. Here are four (IV) recent Section 2(d) appeals. Which one resulted in a reversal? [Answer will be found in first…
  • Jan 12

    Current Roster of TTAB Administrative Trademark Judge

    Current Roster of TTAB Administrative Trademark Judge
    With the appointment of Robert H. Coggins to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the retirement of Judge Ellen J. Seeherman, the Board’s membership remains at twenty-six (26) Administrative Trademark Judges. The current roster is…
  • Jan 12

    Robert H. Coggins Appointed As TTAB Administrative Trademark Judge; Ellen J. Seeherman Retire

    Robert H. Coggins Appointed As TTAB Administrative Trademark Judge; Ellen J. Seeherman Retire
    Robert H. Coggins has been appointed to the position of Administrative Trademark Judge at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Judge Ellen J. Seeherman retired from government service in December 2016. With the appointment of Mr. Coggins…
Rank this Week: 176

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Jan 12

    2017 Plan

    2017 Plan
    Happy New Year, copyright questioners! As some of you may have noticed, we spent a good deal of 2016 in hibernation.  QCO is a volunteer-run organization, and sometimes those volunteers get busy with other stuff in their lives. …
  • Apr 9

    "Seder-Masochism" Work-in-Progress Screening in New York City, April 21, with QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley

    "Seder-Masochism" Work-in-Progress Screening in New York City, April 21, with QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley
    Thursday, April 21st, 7:30pm at IFC Center in New York City (323 6th Ave) Work-in-Progress screening of "Seder-Masochism", the upcoming new film by Question Copyright Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley. Q&A to follow. Advance ticket purchase…
  • Apr 1

    Congratulations to Creative Commons on new CC-BY-NV license.

    Congratulations to Creative Commons on new CC-BY-NV license.
    Question Copyright congratulates Creative Commons on the release of the new Creative Commons Attribution No-Value 1.0 International license, which allows covered works to be distributed freely with proper attribution, as long as no recipient…
Rank this Week: 602

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/
  • Jan 12

    COVERED BUSINESS METHODS PATENTS — NOT SO BROAD!

    COVERED BUSINESS METHODS PATENTS — NOT SO BROAD!
    The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has reminded the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in no uncertain terms that covered business method review has limits.  In Unwired Planet, LLC v. Google Inc., 841…
  • Jan 5

    “It’s In The Game” – Proof Issues In Software Copyright Infringement Case

    “It’s In The Game” – Proof Issues In Software Copyright Infringement Case
    A recent Ninth Circuit decision in Antonick v. Electronic Arts, Inc. (filed Nov. 22, 2016), shows some of the proof issues that a plaintiff may encounter in prosecuting claims for copyright infringement in connection with software.  A…
  • Dec 29

    Law Firm Survives Disqualification Motion in Florida Patent Infringement Lawsuit

    Law Firm Survives Disqualification Motion in Florida Patent Infringement Lawsuit
    In Lanard Toys Limited v. Toys “R” Us, Inc. et al, 3-15-cv-00849 (FLMD December 16, 2016, Order) (Barksdale, MJ), a patent infringement matter in Florida District Court, the court denied defendants’ motion to disqualify…
Rank this Week: 823

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Jan 12

    New Range and Numerical Search Filters Home in on Relevant Result

    New Range and Numerical Search Filters Home in on Relevant Result
    Docket Alarm is excited to announce new search features that make finding relevant cases easier than ever before.Range and numerical filters allow you to search by specifying ranges of the number of parties, firms, or attorneys involved in a…
  • Dec 23

    SCOTUS Patent Cases to Know for 2017

    SCOTUS Patent Cases to Know for 2017
    As we approach the end of 2016, it’s a good time to look ahead to the cases that may have a significant impact on patent law in the coming year. Here is a preview of some of the important patent decisions on the Supreme Court’s…
  • Dec 9

    SCOTUS Sides With Samsung

    SCOTUS Sides With Samsung
    In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruledon Tuesday in favor of Samsung in their ongoing case against Apple over design patent damages. The Court’s decision reversed an earlier ruling by the Federal Circuit that awarded Apple…
Rank this Week: 4647

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 608

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 522

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 171

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
  • Jan 12

    Update on P3 Program

    Update on P3 Program
    Ann Robl The Post-Prosecution Pilot (“P3”) Program closed today, January 12, at the end of its six-month run.  According to the USPTO, all of the technology centers met…
  • Jan 9

    Legal Guide for Blogger

    Legal Guide for Blogger
    Douglas J. Sorocco This is a reprise of a popular blog post published some years ago.The EFF has released a Legal Guide for Bloggers. Included in this guide are sections on defamation,…
  • Jan 7

    Samsung v. Apple and Design Patent Infringement Damage

    Samsung v. Apple and Design Patent Infringement Damage
    Elizabeth Isaac The Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in the Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Apple, Inc. case on December 6, 2016, concerning apportionment of design patent…
Rank this Week: 809

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 1742

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers copyright and intellectual property law. By the Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC.

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Jan 12

    Take Survey to Provide Info on Copyright Registration

    Take Survey to Provide Info on Copyright Registration
    As previously reported, the U.S. Copyright Office is reviewing the rules on group registration of photographs, group registration of contributions to periodicals, and supplementary registration. In response, several photography organizations:…
  • Jan 3

    Test your copyright knowledge!

    Test your copyright knowledge!
    Happy New Year! Get a good start on 2017 by testing your copyright knowledge. When you’re finished with the quiz, you can get additional information on each of these questions at…
  • Dec 16

    Librarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyright

    Librarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyright
    The public will have the opportunity to provide input to the Library of Congress on expertise needed by the Register of Copyrights, the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, announced today. Beginning today, December 16, an online survey is…
Rank this Week: 2597

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jan 12

    Take Survey to Provide Info on Copyright Registration

    Take Survey to Provide Info on Copyright Registration
    As previously reported, the U.S. Copyright Office is reviewing the rules on group registration of photographs, group registration of contributions to periodicals, and supplementary registration. In response, several photography organizations:…
  • Jan 3

    Test your copyright knowledge!

    Test your copyright knowledge!
    Happy New Year! Get a good start on 2017 by testing your copyright knowledge. When you’re finished with the quiz, you can get additional information on each of these questions at…
  • Dec 16

    Librarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyright

    Librarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyright
    The public will have the opportunity to provide input to the Library of Congress on expertise needed by the Register of Copyrights, the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, announced today. Beginning today, December 16, an online survey is…
Rank this Week: 352