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Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Sep 30

    Privacy Issues in the Sharing of Genetic Information

    Privacy Issues in the Sharing of Genetic Information
    Low cost sequencing of a patient’s genome and advances in the interpretation of a patient’s genetic information is promised to transform the delivery of health care. To date, much of personalized medicine has focused on the use of…
  • Sep 28

    Myriad Set for Another Round

    Myriad Set for Another Round
    On Monday October 6th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will entertain oral argument in another case involving Myriad’s BRCA1/BRCA2 diagnostic tests. In re BRCA1- and BRCA2- Based Hereditary Cancer Test Patent…
  • Sep 23

    FDA's Proposed Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests - Industry Impact

    FDA's Proposed Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests - Industry Impact
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that the Agency is lifting its enforcement discretion over high-risk laboratory developed tests (LDTs). The FDA’s “LDT Guidance” was reviewed in detail in my…
Rank this Week: 2459

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

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

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

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

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

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    CAFC vacates PTAB decision in In re Taylor Made Golf; PTAB needs to pay attention to Wikipedia

    CAFC vacates PTAB decision in In re Taylor Made Golf; PTAB needs to pay attention to Wikipedia
    The issue on appeal is whether the U.S. Patent andTrademark Office’s (PTO) Patent Trial and Appeals Boarderred in not rejecting on grounds of obviousness claims8, 9, 12, and 13 of U.S. Patent No. 7,344,450 (the ’450 patent). These…
  • Sep 30

    EMD MILLIPORE CORPOR ATION v. ALLPURE TECHNOLOGIES on doctrine of equivalent

    EMD MILLIPORE CORPOR ATION v. ALLPURE TECHNOLOGIES on doctrine of equivalent
    As to the doctrine of equivalents: Even without literal infringe-ment of a certain claim limitation,a patentee may estab-lish infringement under the doctrine ofequivalents if an element of theaccused device “performs substantially…
  • Sep 30

    Tobacco for biofuel?

    Tobacco for biofuel?
    On September 25, 2014, within a post from the California Academy of Sciences titled The Search for More Sustainable Biofuels , there was textHere’s an interesting idea from scientists at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National…
Rank this Week: 48

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

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

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 804

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    The IPKat and his friends: time for an update

    The IPKat and his friends: time for an update
    Every three months, the IPKat and Merpel give an update of the goings-on both on this weblog and on other IP-flavoured blogs to which members of this blog team also contribute.  This time round, the Kats welcome a large contingent of…
  • Sep 30

    That IPEC book: a review

    That IPEC book: a review
    This review of Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: Practice and Procedure is brought to you by Katfriend, fellow blogger and IP enthusiast Kingsley Egbuonu, who tweets at @KingsleyEgbuonu.Kngsley first became fascinated by…
  • Sep 30

    Trademark Infringement Plaintiff Sees Red (Gold), Defendants Claim Genericne

    Trademark Infringement Plaintiff Sees Red (Gold), Defendants Claim Genericne
    Compatriot, fellow member of the New York Bar, and, last but not least, former Kat, Laetitia Lagarde kindly pointed out to me this very interesting case. Thank you very much Laetitia, as, thanks to you, I keep building my case to be…
Rank this Week: 28

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Sep 30

    Cross Motions for Partial Summary Judgment in Employment Case Granted in Part

    Cross Motions for Partial Summary Judgment in Employment Case Granted in Part
    Metzler v. XPO Logistics, Inc., 4:13-CV-278 (9/25/14) Judge: Amos Mazzant Holding: Cross Motions for Partial Summary Judgment Granted in Part This is a case about an employment relationship that apparently went very, very wrong. After…
  • Sep 30

    Motion to Dismiss Civil Rights Action Granted

    Motion to Dismiss Civil Rights Action Granted
    Robinett v. Gernale, 1:12cv489 (9/25/14) Judge: Thad Heartfield / Zack Hawthorn Holding: Motion to Dismiss Granted Meanwhile, across the hall, and around the corner from Judge Crone in the Beaumont courthouse, Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn…
  • Sep 30

    Defendant's Motions for Summary Judgment Granted in Part in Race Discrimination Case

    Defendant's Motions for Summary Judgment Granted in Part in Race Discrimination Case
    Brooks v. Firestone Polymers, LLC, 1:12-CV-325 (9/24/14) Judge: Marcia Crone Holding: Defendant's Motions for Summary Judgment Granted in Part This is a civil rights case in which eight plaintiffs allege that they were discriminated against…
Rank this Week: 195

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Discusses patent law cases and patent portfolio management for start-ups.

http://piersonpatentlaw.com/Blog/
  • Sep 30

    Number of Patents granted per year increasing!

    Number of Patents granted per year increasing!
    As reported by patentlyo.com (http://patentlyo.com/patent/2014/09/patents-issued-fiscal.html) the number of patent granted year over year continues to grow. During the 2014 fiscal year, over 300,000 utility patents were granted, there are…
  • Sep 26

    McRO (Planet Blue) v. Activision Blizzard, et al.

    McRO (Planet Blue) v. Activision Blizzard, et al.
    Another fun case dealing with Alice Corp. and 35 USC 101 This is case that deals with 35 USC 101, where the judge relied on Alice Corp to invalidate all of the plaintiff’s claims. The inventions at issue in this case are directed…
  • Sep 25

    Design Patents of Famous Gaming System

    Design Patents of Famous Gaming System
    Design patents cover the “ornamental look” of an object. A protectable design includes characteristics that are unique to the look of a product. Sometimes the utility of an object (i.e. a knife) may not be patentable, however the…
Rank this Week: 4838

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Sep 30

    Understanding Grooveshark and the DMCA

    Understanding Grooveshark and the DMCA
    Grooveshark suffered a courtroom defeat today. While the lawsuit isn't over, it's time to take a look at the service and what it means for the DMCA.
  • Sep 30

    3 Count: Grooveshark Bait

    3 Count: Grooveshark Bait
    Grooveshark loses key court ruling, judge alters MP3Tunes damages award and Imgur sued over a failed DMCA takedown notice.
  • Sep 29

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Special Eps 2 – No Mana

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Special Eps 2 – No Mana
    Marvel and Jack Kirby settle copyright termination case, SiriusXM loses key battle over pre-1972 sound recordings and Kim Dotcom loses big in elections.
Rank this Week: 49

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Sep 30

    Why Copyright Owes Much to Mark Twain

    Why Copyright Owes Much to Mark Twain
    On May 7, 1874, Samuel L. Clemens–the American author and humorist known as Mark Twain–wrote to Librarian of Congress Ainsworth Rand Spofford, seeking copyright protection for his pamphlet and its cover design. Twain…
  • Sep 29

    Texas Rules Anti-Upskirting Law Unconstitutional

    Texas Rules Anti-Upskirting Law Unconstitutional
    Here we go again with another attempt at defining photography as a mere technological process. State prosecutor, “Photography is essentially nothing more than making a chemical or electronic record of an arrangement of refracted…
  • Sep 29

    ‘If somebody’s going to profit from this art, copyright may be just the tool for ensuring that that somebody is the artists themselves.’

    ‘If somebody’s going to profit from this art, copyright may be just the tool for ensuring that that somebody is the artists themselves.’
    On the heels of my blog entry on why copyright, applied properly, benefits visual artists, there’s this article in The Atlantic on graffiti artists leveraging their copyrights against large commercial corporations who appropriate their…
Rank this Week: 249

Israel Technology Law Blog

Israel Technology Law Blog

Focuses on technology law and policy in Israel, and provide practical information on important developments in these areas.

http://israeltechnologylaw.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 30

    Targeted Advertising and Spam Law

    Targeted Advertising and Spam Law
    Google “Remarketing” is a service that allows Internet advertisers to show advertisements to users that have previously visited their website. In this interesting case, the plaintiffs asserted that this “Remarketing”…
  • Aug 27

    Interpretation of Copyright Assignment

    Interpretation of Copyright Assignment
    Central Beverage Manufacturing Company, Ltd. v. Walla[1] is a case where the Supreme Court, in interpreting a copyright assignment, gave central importance to the language of the agreement. This has not always been the interpretative…
  • Jun 1

    Public Performance

    Public Performance
    The rights to screen soccer games continue to generate interesting law in Israel. In this previous post, I discussed a Supreme Court case bright by Charlton Ltd., allegedly the sole holder of broadcast rights to the 2006 World Cup games in…
Rank this Week: 4728

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Sep 30

    USPTO Breaks New Ground with 300,000 Patents Issued This Fiscal Year

    USPTO Breaks New Ground with 300,000 Patents Issued This Fiscal Year
      Fiscal Year 2014 has just ended for the Federal Government and – as expected – we have a new record number of US patent grants. For the first time, the USPTO has issued more than 300,000 utility patents in one fiscal…
  • Sep 30

    Doctrine of Equivalents: What Elements Are you Narrowing?

    Doctrine of Equivalents: What Elements Are you Narrowing?
    Millipore v. AllPure (Fed. Cir. 2014) Patent cases are incredibly expensive to litigate.  However, in a series of recent cases courts have appeared more willing to dismiss cases on summary judgment or even on the pleadings.…
  • Sep 29

    Patenting Software in the US as compared with Europe

    Patenting Software in the US as compared with Europe
    Guest post by Shubha Ghosh and Erika Ellyne This post compares and contrasts the United States approach to patentable subject after last term’s Alice v CLS decision, with that in the European Union. The bottom line is that the EU…
Rank this Week: 51

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2190

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1364

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

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

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Sep 30

    Serial Litigant Blue Spike Wins September’s Stupid Patent of the Month

    Serial Litigant Blue Spike Wins September’s Stupid Patent of the Month
    Blue Spike LLC is a patent litigation factory. At one point, it filed over 45 cases in two weeks. It has sued a who’s who of technology companies, ranging from giants to startups, Adobe to Zeitera. Blue Spike claims not to be a troll,…
  • Sep 30

    EFF Intervenes in Canadian Court Case to Protect Free Speech Online

    EFF Intervenes in Canadian Court Case to Protect Free Speech Online
    No Single Country Should Have Veto Power Over Global Search Results Vancouver, Canada - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a brief with the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Canada on Monday weighing in on a ruling that Google…
  • Sep 30

    Shedding a Little Sunlight On a Trademark Bully

    Shedding a Little Sunlight On a Trademark Bully
    Another day, another stupid trademark threat. The target this time? The Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting government transparency. As part of its work, it posts detailed information about corporate campaign…
Rank this Week: 4210

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

Covers strategic brand planning and foundation with commentary on trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, making a brand famous, confronting online infringement and cybersquatting, and licensing a trademark. By Justin Clark.

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 4677

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Sep 30

    FDA Warning Letters Expected to Increase in 2015

    FDA Warning Letters Expected to Increase in 2015
    Did you know that the number of FDA warning letters issued increased substantially by 78% from 2007 to 2013? One of the industries that accounted for the highest number of warning letters was Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology. Sparta Systems…
  • Sep 30

    IQPC’s upcoming Global Patent Strategies Summit

    IQPC’s upcoming Global Patent Strategies Summit
    EXCLUSIVE PAST SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS Global Patent Strategies Summit December 3-5 · San Jose, CA www.GlobalPatentSummit.com You may feel a bit like you’re grasping at straws in order to keep up with the ever-changing…
  • Sep 16

    Proposed IP Matter Management Invention Disclosure Scheme

    Proposed IP Matter Management Invention Disclosure Scheme
    I recently received a note form an in-house counsel asking for feedback on a proposed standard for invention disclosures.  This is an offshoot of LEDES (www.ledes.org) by representatives from universities, law firms, companies, and…
Rank this Week: 303

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
Rank this Week: 1406

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
Rank this Week: 4610

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Sep 30

    ‘Horns’ Review: A Delightful Cross Between ‘The Notebook’ and ‘The Exorcist’

    ‘Horns’ Review: A Delightful Cross Between ‘The Notebook’ and ‘The Exorcist’
    This ambitious and thoroughly entertaining genre bender ultimately undermines its potential with needless voiceovers and pacing issues. As mentioned in our Most Anticipated Films of Fall 2014, director Alexandre Aja is one of the most…
  • Sep 25

    Nike Drops Jon Jones Over Pre-Fight Brawl

    Nike Drops Jon Jones Over Pre-Fight Brawl
    UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and Mixed Martial Arts pound-for-pound phenom Jon Jones has lost his largest sponsor and landmark deal with sports apparel heavyweight Nike over a media day brawl with upcoming challenger, No. 1 contender, and…
  • Sep 24

    A Beautiful Bond: Homegrown Talent Playing for Hometown Team

    A Beautiful Bond: Homegrown Talent Playing for Hometown Team
    “My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball.” – LeBron James[1] The connection between professional athletes and the communities where they grew up is special, but the connection when an athlete plays for…
Rank this Week: 4584

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: 101

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Sep 30

    CJEU Clarifies Scope of Exception for Parody: Not Just Joking Around

    CJEU Clarifies Scope of Exception for Parody: Not Just Joking Around
    Reposted from Sports. Media and Entertainment Online By Alexis Fierens and Raf Schoefs   Under Belgian law, a copyrighted work may be used without the authorisation of the author(s) for the purposes of caricature, parody or pastiche. In…
  • Sep 29

    So You Think You Have a Point of Sale Terminal Problem?

    So You Think You Have a Point of Sale Terminal Problem?
    Reposted from Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Security, Security Breaches, Technology and Commercial By: Tara Swaminatha and Aravind Swaminathan If your company has a Point of Sale (POS) terminal anywhere in its infrastructure, you are no…
  • Sep 26

    Patent Wars: Can the Energy Industry Avoid Them?

    Patent Wars: Can the Energy Industry Avoid Them?
    Reposted from Intellectual Property and Technology News By Claudia Wilson Frost, Jeffrey Johnson, Penny L. Prater With the technological advances and resultant surge in oil and gas production in the last few years, it is not surprising that…
Rank this Week: 1373

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

Discusses current regulatory and intellectual property issues. By Scott Bialecki.

http://ipreglaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 30

    CHANCES WERE SLIM TO NONE: SHAPEWEAR CLAIMS FALL SHORT

    CHANCES WERE SLIM TO NONE: SHAPEWEAR CLAIMS FALL SHORT
    Just when you thought that you heard it all, the FTC announced yesterday that it settled with marketers of caffeine-infused “shapewear” over unsubstantiated weight loss claims.  According to the FTC, marketers urged…
  • Aug 22

    COPYRIGHT OFFICE DOES NOT MONKEY AROUND

    COPYRIGHT OFFICE DOES NOT MONKEY AROUND
    Selfies (self-portrait photographs) appear daily on the Internet. However, you don’t often see them taken by a monkey. There has been a lot of recent press about the ownership rights associated with a macaque monkey’s…
  • Jul 28

    AAA TRAP: WHAT RULES APPLY?

    AAA TRAP: WHAT RULES APPLY?
    It’s not uncommon for companies to use an arbitration provision in their contracts to resolve disputes as an attempt to control costs. Many cite to the pending rules of the American Arbitration Association or AAA. Depending on whether…
Rank this Week: 3610

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

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

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Sep 30

    Lawyers Agree on How to Handle DUI Stops, Disagree on Trademark

    Lawyers Agree on How to Handle DUI Stops, Disagree on Trademark
    - Do not perform any roadside tests. This includes walking a line, testing your eyes, and most importantly, DON’T BLOW in any breath-testing unit. This is advice from Texas DUI lawyer Mark Hull on his website, dontblow.com. Fellow…
  • Sep 29

    Apple’s Misfortune is KitKat’s Gain

    Apple’s Misfortune is KitKat’s Gain
    Isn’t the saying that “one man’s misfortune is another man’s gain”? Last week, Apple’s misfortune was certainly KitKat’s gain. KitKat capitalized on the “bending flaw” of the…
  • Sep 26

    Trademark Week in Review: September 26, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: September 26, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Mari-Elise watched a group of retired players throw a flag for unauthorized use of player identities against NFL; Bill went shopping for cat shirts; Kevin…
Rank this Week: 4405

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Sep 30

    COSON Slams Sheraton Lagos with Billion Naira Lawsuit | COSON

    COSON Slams Sheraton Lagos with Billion Naira Lawsuit | COSON
    Consistent with the kernel of its recently launched copyright enforcement initiative, ‘Operation No Hiding Place’, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), the nation’s sole collective management organization for musical works…
  • Sep 27

    NAFDAC — Dossier Requirements for Pesticide Registration in Nigeria

    NAFDAC — Dossier Requirements for Pesticide Registration in Nigeria
    September 27, 2014 — In Nigeria, registration of pesticide products is regulated by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).  NAFDAC ensures that new pesticide products intended for use in Nigeria…
  • Sep 17

    NAFDAC’s Enhancement of Nigeria’s Herbal Medical Practice by Ayo Oyoze Baje | Daily Independent

    NAFDAC’s Enhancement of Nigeria’s Herbal Medical Practice by Ayo Oyoze Baje | Daily Independent
    Pragmatic. Purposeful. Pro-active. These words may perhaps sum up my candid opinion over the recent decision by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC to take a critical look at the practice of…
Rank this Week: 4608

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 1447

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Infringement Opinions of Inventor-Expert Excluded as Unhelpful Advocacy

    Infringement Opinions of Inventor-Expert Excluded as Unhelpful Advocacy
    The court granted defendant's motion to exclude the infringement opinions of plaintiff's inventor-expert because they were unreliable. "[M]ost of [the expert's] conclusions are simply implicit arguments about what claim construction should…
  • Sep 29

    Stay Pending IPR as to Three of Eight Asserted Patents Denied

    Stay Pending IPR as to Three of Eight Asserted Patents Denied
    The court denied plaintiff's motion to stay its own declaratory relief action pending inter partes review because the potential simplification of issues did not favor a stay. "A stay no doubt simplifies the issues where all of the…
  • Sep 26

    Overbroad Claiming of Automation Rules Renders Claim Unpatentable

    Overbroad Claiming of Automation Rules Renders Claim Unpatentable
    The court granted defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's "patents for automatically animating the lip synchronization and facial expressions of 3D characters" were invalid for lacking patentable subject matter.…
Rank this Week: 323

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Can We Use Illustration for Cover of Book?

    Can We Use Illustration for Cover of Book?
    Dear Rich: I run a non-profit educational website called Simply Charly that explores history's greatest movers and shakers. And we're planning to publish a series of books using many of the illustrations we own on the covers of the books. I…
  • Sep 29

    Student "Help" Site Pilfered My Exam Question

    Student "Help" Site Pilfered My Exam Question
    Dear Rich: I'm a college professor in the sciences, and over the years I've written a number of questions to assign to students in my various classes. Some of them I'll re-use in subsequent years. Last night I stumbled across one via Google…
  • Sep 25

    Dear Rich: I have completed a "rough cut"…

    Dear Rich: I have completed a "rough cut" of my documentary. I have hundreds of photos, some claimed by Getty. If I use a similar photo without Getty's watermark can they still legally claim rights? If Getty owns rights to the photos…
Rank this Week: 455

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Coca-Cola’s Significant Interest in Zero Mark

    Coca-Cola’s Significant Interest in Zero Mark
    Coca-Cola just announced it is introducing Coke Zero in India, which will make it the sub-brand’s 149th market in the world, a truly remarkable reach. As the popular Coke Zero brand is approaching its tenth anniversary in the U.S., it…
  • Sep 29

    Show More Value, or Lose The Sale

    Show More Value, or Lose The Sale
    — Neil F. Anderson, Founder & President, The Courage Group, Inc. Now days, it’s tough for any business, regardless of size, to successfully compete and win new business. The days of signing up new clients or customers with…
  • Sep 26

    Googling Doesn’t Break Google Trademark

    Googling Doesn’t Break Google Trademark
    Our friend Professor Eric Goldman, over at his Technology and Marketing Law Blog, reported earlier this week that the Google trademark has survived a genericness attack by a fellow named David Elliot. Here is a link to Mr. Elliot’s…
Rank this Week: 202

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
  • Sep 30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-29
    The fate of once-mighty Nortel’s last billions lies in the hands of two men http://t.co/q8XY0vppiY -> Canada, EU leaders sign CETA pact despite German concerns http://t.co/16XIbcrLmh -> App is like Instagram for medical…
  • Sep 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-28
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27: Life After CASL – Now What? http://t.co/SX5SVYnUOV ->… http://t.co/LQLP9QUjTI -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27…
  • Sep 28

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27
    Life After CASL – Now What? http://t.co/SX5SVYnUOV -> Is Popcorn Time Safe? Pirate Bay, Netflix Comparisons Provide Little Legal Clarification http://t.co/pNoC6LsHnX -> 10% of top ecommerce brands flouting CASL, study finds…
Rank this Week: 570

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

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

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Sep 30

    The Hidden Cost of Ridesharing

    The Hidden Cost of Ridesharing
    Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and other ridesharing apps have changed the landscape of the for-hire vehicle service. The success of the ridesharing companies has had a serious impact on profit and operation of taxi and limo companies in competing…
  • Sep 30

    Could Apple and Google’s additions of encryption cost lives?

    Could Apple and Google’s additions of encryption cost lives?
    The law enforcement community has advocated that Apple iOS 8’s standard password encryption settings as well as Google’s intention to make encryption from an option to the default will result in an inability of law enforcement to…
  • Sep 29

    Trolling Skynet’s Patents to Save Humanity

    Trolling Skynet’s Patents to Save Humanity
    Google’s push for the self-driving automobile, click here, and Google Glass, click here, has sparked some interesting questions. Questions that possibly only this author is asking. But questions, nonetheless, that all should…
Rank this Week: 1789

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1502

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 188

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Sep 30

    USPTO’s National Trademark Expo on October 17 and 18 will feature variety of exhibitors and lecture

    USPTO’s National Trademark Expo on October 17 and 18 will feature variety of exhibitors and lecture
    The USPTO will hold the 2014 National Trademark Expo on its campus in Alexandria, Virginia on October 17 and 18. The event is FREE and open to the public. Among the exhibitors will be two Erik M. Pelton & Associates clients, Volcom and…
  • Sep 25

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXX

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXX
    The following is another update of recent client registrations obtained from the public records so readers can see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected – and the wide range of variety in brand names, logos,…
  • Sep 23

    Bike helmets and trademark registrations – protecting heads and brand

    Bike helmets and trademark registrations – protecting heads and brand
    Two weeks ago, I crashed riding my bike to work. I love to ride my bike – the fresh air, exercise and freedom are terrific. Ialways wear my helmet. Fortunately I was wearing my helmet when I crashed. I went right over…
Rank this Week: 1339

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Sep 30

    The Patent Drafting Disclosure Revolution: Don’t Ask Alice

    The Patent Drafting Disclosure Revolution: Don’t Ask Alice
    No question exists that patent eligibility under Section 101 has been, and remains, the most active question in patent law. Watching the rapid flow of cases back and forth between the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court exceeds the…
  • Sep 29

    Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology

    Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology
    Twitter is a perfect case study to demonstrate just how important patents, particularly software patents, are to a start-up company that has aspirations of going public... In repeated filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission since…
  • Sep 29

    Doing Business in China: A Legal and Commercial Review

    Doing Business in China: A Legal and Commercial Review
    On Friday, October 3, 2014, the University of Toledo College of Law will host a one-day seminar titled "Doing Business in China." One of the goals of Doing Business in China is to refute myths regarding intellectual property protection in…
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IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Sep 30

    The Patent Drafting Disclosure Revolution: Don’t Ask Alice

    The Patent Drafting Disclosure Revolution: Don’t Ask Alice
    No question exists that patent eligibility under Section 101 has been, and remains, the most active question in patent law. Watching the rapid flow of cases back and forth between the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court exceeds the…
  • Sep 29

    Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology

    Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology
    Twitter is a perfect case study to demonstrate just how important patents, particularly software patents, are to a start-up company that has aspirations of going public... In repeated filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission since…
  • Sep 29

    Doing Business in China: A Legal and Commercial Review

    Doing Business in China: A Legal and Commercial Review
    On Friday, October 3, 2014, the University of Toledo College of Law will host a one-day seminar titled "Doing Business in China." One of the goals of Doing Business in China is to refute myths regarding intellectual property protection in…
Rank this Week: 147

Virginia Business Litigation…

Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Sep 30

    Dealing with the Limitations of Virginia's Subpoena Power When Discoverable Information Is Located In D.C. or Maryland

    Dealing with the Limitations of Virginia's Subpoena Power When Discoverable Information Is Located In D.C. or Maryland
    Fewer aspects of civil litigation make me groan louder than attempting to obtain a subpoena in a foreign jurisdiction to obtain testimony or documents for a case pending in Virginia state court. Reading about getting a "commission" or dealing…
  • Sep 22

    Virginia Won't Allow You to Blue-Pencil that Non-Compete

    Virginia Won't Allow You to Blue-Pencil that Non-Compete
    In Virginia, covenants not to compete (a.k.a. non-competition agreements or simply "noncompetes") are considered restraints on trade and are therefore disfavored in the law. Unlike California, which prohibits them outright, Virginia will…
  • Sep 2

    Virginia's Business Conspiracy Statute

    Virginia's Business Conspiracy Statute
    Virginia's business conspiracy statute provides for civil liability and treble damages where "[a]ny two or more persons...combine, associate, agree, mutually undertake or concert together for the purpose of...willfully and maliciously…
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The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Sep 30

    DIY Grooveshark cannot claim DMCA 'safe habor'

    DIY Grooveshark cannot claim DMCA 'safe habor'
    A federal judge in New York has ruled that Grooveshark, the controversial online music service, has infringed on thousands of their copyrights. Grooveshark came under fierce attack from the recording industry for hosting music files without…
  • Sep 30

    Reminder: personal copies, quotation and parody exception

    Reminder: personal copies, quotation and parody exception
    A little reminder of the three copyright exceptions due to be implemented on 1 October:Personal Copies for Private UseQuotationParodyPersonal Copies for Private UseThis exception, which does not apply to computer programs will permit the…
  • Sep 30

    International copyright framework: a chapter and a chance to comment

    International copyright framework: a chapter and a chance to comment
    This blogger has just received news from his old friend and deeply respected colleague Paul Geller, who writes: "Reaching the age of 75 earlier this year, I retired as General Editor of International Copyright Law and Practice but remain the…
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JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 30

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce
    Martin H. Redish & Jennifer Aronoff, The Real Constitutional Problem with State Judicial Selection: Due Process, Judicial Retention, and the Dangers of Popular Constitutionalism, Wm. & Mary L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014), available at…
  • Sep 29

    Corporate Privacy

    Corporate Privacy
    Elizabeth Pollman, A Corporate Right to Privacy, 99 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014) available at SSRN.Tom C.W. LinProfessor Elizabeth Pollman explores the validity and scope of a constitutional right to privacy for corporations in a…
  • Sep 26

    Dispersing Judicial Power

    Dispersing Judicial Power
    Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., The Unitary Executive and the Plural Judiciary: On the Potential Virtues of Decentralized Judicial Power, 89 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1021 (2014).Charles ShanorWhy does our republic accept judgments invalidating…
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Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Egypt, Oman sign patent pact

    Egypt, Oman sign patent pact
    The latest Newsletter of NJQ & Associates reports that, on 13 September 2014, the Head of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding agreement with the Minister of Industry in Oman with…
  • Sep 29

    New WIPO Senior Management team

    New WIPO Senior Management team
    Thanks to a post over at IPKat (here) which alerted this Leo to the approval of a new leadership team at WIPO to work with DG Gurry after he begins his new term on 1 October. The rest of his team will commence their terms on 1 December. They…
  • Sep 25

    OAPI-SAIC: China strengthens ties with one of Africa's most prominent IP registrie

    OAPI-SAIC: China strengthens ties with one of Africa's most prominent IP registrie
    This is the third of three reports by Aminou Ndala TITA based in Cameroon on developments at OAPI this month:"Liu Yuting, Vice Minister of the State for Industry and Commerce of the People's Republic of China visited was…
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The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: July - September 2014

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: July - September 2014
    E-mail subscriptions to the TTABlog are available. Just enter your e-mail address in the box on the right to receive a daily update via Feedblitz. You may also follow the blog on Twitter (here). And don't forget to leave your comments! [Note…
  • Sep 29

    Precedential No. 38: TTAB Deems "BEAUTV" Use-Based Application Void Ab Initio Due To Non-Use

    Precedential No. 38: TTAB Deems "BEAUTV" Use-Based Application Void Ab Initio Due To Non-Use
    The Board sustained, on two grounds, an opposition to registration of the mark BeauTV, in standard character form, for "providing information about beauty." It declared the application void ab initio because pro se Applicant Bonnie Tseng…
  • Sep 26

    Overflow Seats Available: TTAB Comes to Boston: October 3rd

    Overflow Seats Available: TTAB Comes to Boston: October 3rd
    There are some seats still available in the overflow room (video) for the TTAB hearing and morning TM session. Law School students admitted free! On Friday, October 3rd, the USPTO's Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) and Patent Trial…
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Jackson White Intellectual…

Jackson White Intellectual Property Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-ip-attorney/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Cristiano Ronaldo Enters Trademark Battle over Rights to CR7

    Cristiano Ronaldo Enters Trademark Battle over Rights to CR7
    The global soccer superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, is extremely well-known to soccer enthusiasts around the world, with his notoriety expanding even more after the recent World Cup tournament. By many of his fans he is known by the shorthand…
  • Sep 25

    Trademark Squatters Causing Issues for Expanding Companie

    Trademark Squatters Causing Issues for Expanding Companie
    Many companies attempting to enter the Chinese market quickly reach a roadblock due to trademark “squatters.” These individuals target thriving brands in other countries and register them as a trademark in China. When these…
  • Sep 25

    Kanye Bringing in the Coin for “Coinye” Trademark

    Kanye Bringing in the Coin for “Coinye” Trademark
    While many might believe it would be Kanye West’s dream to have his face on currency, according to a recent trademark case that is not correct. Back in January a form of digital currency was launched known as “Coinye…
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China Hearsay

China Hearsay

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

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Sep 30

    Stop Saying It’s a 7-day Holiday!

    Stop Saying It’s a 7-day Holiday!
    You’ve heard me complain about China’s holiday schedule before. We all do it, at least twice a year, but it does bear repeating. Why? Two reasons: 1) anything that is misleading or incorrect should be fixed; and 2) it pisses me…
  • Sep 30

    Baker & McKenzie: New Compliance and Disclosur…

    Baker & McKenzie: New Compliance and Disclosur…
    Baker & McKenzie: New Compliance and Disclosure Requirements for Your China Subsidiaries bit.ly/1wTohqF – summary of 2014 changes © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Sep 29

    A Look at Just How Much China’s Housing Downturn C…

    A Look at Just How Much China’s Housing Downturn C…
    A Look at Just How Much China’s Housing Downturn Could Hurt GDP – China Real Time Report – WSJ on.wsj.com/ZmpAUf © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
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Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court Preview -- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. -- The End of Cybor Corp.?

    Supreme Court Preview -- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. -- The End of Cybor Corp.?
    By Andrew Williams -- The Supreme Court will begin its 2014-2015 term next Monday. Last year, the Court heard a record number of patent law cases, at least for recent history. Nevertheless, it is scheduled to hear another one on October 15.…
  • Sep 28

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. v. InnoPharma Licensing LLC et al. 1:14-cv-01225; filed September 24, 2014 in the…
  • Sep 28

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    September 30, 2014 - 2014 Intellectual Property Continuing Legal Education Seminar (DuPont and Widener University School of Law) - Wilmington, DE September 30, 2014 - First Inventor to File America Invents Act Roadshow (U.S. Patent and…
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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/
  • Sep 29

    Prior Art Found Pertinent to Patent-Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Prior Art Found Pertinent to Patent-Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    Quoting Bob Dylan in “You’re a Big Girl Now,” from the landmark album Blood on the Tracks, Judge Wu in the Central District of California has summed up the present state of patent-eligibility jurisprudence under 35 U.S.C.…
  • Sep 27

    Yet Another Business Method Patent Fails Section 101 “Abstract Idea” Test

    Yet Another Business Method Patent Fails Section 101 “Abstract Idea” Test
    Yet another court has held yet more business method patents invalid for failing to recite patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. In Open Text S.A. v. Alfresco Software Ltd., No. No. 13-cv-04843-JD (Sept 19, 2014), the…
  • Sep 24

    PTAB Invalidates Business Method Claims in CBM Review

    PTAB Invalidates Business Method Claims in CBM Review
    Inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review proceedings conducted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office are emerging as a potent tool for invalidating patents. Under the Covered…
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