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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 81

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/
  • Nov 24

    Pizza Hut Dishes Up a New Line of Pizza

    Pizza Hut Dishes Up a New Line of Pizza
    I don’t often eat pizza, but when I do, I eat Pizza Hut. No, seriously. Gorging on pizza doesn’t really fit with my yoga/juicing lifestyle, but every so often I find it hard to resist a good stuffed-crust pizza. Pizza…
  • Nov 21

    Trademark Week in Review: November 21, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: November 21, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Mari-Elise couldn’t decide whether to visit Ski City or Ski Town, U.S.A. Bill loves it when you call him Big Poppa. Kevin gave Wrigley a confused look while asking…
  • Nov 20

    The Top 3 State Slogan

    The Top 3 State Slogan
    In this week’s post, I will be completing my 3-part series on the top 10 state slogans according to USA Today readers. Click here and here if you want to read up on numbers 4 to 10. Without further ado, I present the top 3 state…
Rank this Week: 4362

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
  • Nov 24

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Who Wants to Buy Teamwork From Penn State?

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Who Wants to Buy Teamwork From Penn State?
    Ever wanted to own the latest in “teamwork” technology? Well, you’re in luck. On December 8, Penn State is holding a large patent auction, and one of the items is U.S. Patent 8,442,839. This patent purports to describe an…
  • Nov 21

    EFF Joins the Call for a NIST We Can Trust

    EFF Joins the Call for a NIST We Can Trust
    It’s looking like we might be on the brink of another crypto war. The first one, in the 90s, was a misguided attempt to limit the public’s access to strong, secure cryptography. And since then, the reasons we need the good…
  • Nov 21

    Telecoms Fulfilled 90+ Illegitimate Subpoenas from New Mexico

    Telecoms Fulfilled 90+ Illegitimate Subpoenas from New Mexico
    New Mexico law is so devoid of any established authority for this practice, a reasonable prosecutor, upon the exercise of diligent research could determine that the practice was very probably unlawful. - Judge John Paternoster, Eighth…
Rank this Week: 4160

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/
  • Nov 24

    5000 Trademark Blog Post

    5000 Trademark Blog Post
    There have been 5000 posts on The Trademark Blog since May 2002. If your trademark attorney had read all 5000 posts, then they would be informed. If they had written all 5000 posts, then they would be me.
  • Nov 24

    Recent District Court Decision

    Recent District Court Decision
    Chanel, Inc. v. PUKA CREATION, CD Cal A 'by the books' counterfeiting TRO http://t.co/XQKI6Vt741 — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) November 24, 2014 Couldn't concentrate on the discussion of damages, due to the din of Billy Preston…
  • Oct 30

    The Evolution of Slogan

    The Evolution of Slogan
    Source: BestMarketingDegrees.org
Rank this Week: 170

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

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

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Nov 24

    Collateral Estoppel Prevents Reexam Claim from being Enforced

    Collateral Estoppel Prevents Reexam Claim from being Enforced
    On November 19, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in e.Digital Corporation v. Futurewei Technologies, Inc. e.Digital appealed from a judgment of non-infringement made by the U.S. Federal…
  • Nov 12

    FTC Stops Deceptive Patent Demand Letter

    FTC Stops Deceptive Patent Demand Letter
    In a move reminiscent of the action taken earlier this year by NY Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, the Federal Trade Commission last week  announced that MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC, agreed to settle Federal…
  • Nov 11

    Standard Essential 4G/LTE Portfolio Up for Sale

    Standard Essential 4G/LTE Portfolio Up for Sale
    A 4G/LTE patent portfolio, which includes patents having priority filing dates all the way back to April 2001, is currently for sale through ICAP Patent Brokerage. This news is of particular interest because it is not every day that you…
Rank this Week: 696

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1764

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Nov 24

    USPTO Establishes Special Examination Unit for Pro Se Applicant

    USPTO Establishes Special Examination Unit for Pro Se Applicant
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is committed to assisting inventors by offering education and tools…
  • Nov 18

    Patent Pro Bono Program Expansion to Benefit Inventors Nationwide

    Patent Pro Bono Program Expansion to Benefit Inventors Nationwide
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Helping small businesses and independent inventors with limited resources is an important goal of the USPTO, and supports…
  • Nov 6

    Patent Examiner Technical Training: Connecting Scientific Experts with Patent Examiners to Strengthen the Patent System

    Patent Examiner Technical Training: Connecting Scientific Experts with Patent Examiners to Strengthen the Patent System
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee In February of this year, the White House issued three new executive actions aimed, in part, at strengthening the quality…
Rank this Week: 2106

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Nov 24

    Facebook Dislikes Fake Like

    Facebook Dislikes Fake Like
    Money may not be able to buy happiness, but it can buy phony Facebook “likes.” And those can go a long way toward making a small business owner’s dreams come true, right? Wrong, explains Facebook site integrity engineer Matt…
  • Nov 24

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Invisible hits. What could possibly be meant by the following tweet? “CA-40/43-44/49-44/44-50/36-44/49-10/16/14-52–>49/476-10s.” According to a recent CNN report, GOP groups tweeted such seemingly meaningless gibberish in…
  • Nov 23

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Commercial free content. Would you pay to diminish the number of ads that appear on your screen while you surf the Web? Google is testing a service that will allow users to do just that. The service, called Contributor, will give visitors to…
Rank this Week: 1409

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Nov 24

    3 Count: Mr. Roboto

    3 Count: Mr. Roboto
    Class action suit filed against Rightscorp over robocalls, Kim Dotcom remains out on bail with restrictions and Activision targets glitch videos.
  • Nov 21

    3 Count: Aereo Out

    3 Count: Aereo Out
    Aereo announced bankruptcy, SiriusXM loses yet another pre-1972 music challenge and Amazon to make a move in streaming video.
  • Nov 20

    Hands on With Getty Images Stream

    Hands on With Getty Images Stream
    Getty Images recently launched Getty Images Stream, an app for finding, viewing and embedding their photos. But is it worthwhile?
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • Nov 24

    Eli Lilly and Co. v Government of Canada: Latest Development

    Eli Lilly and Co. v Government of Canada: Latest Development
    I mentioned Eli Lilly's claim against Canada for compensation under art 1110 of the North American Free Trade Agreement ("NAFTA") in Bilateral Investment Treaties: Claiming Compensation from Foreign Governments under Bilateral…
  • Nov 17

    Software Patents - Lantana v The Comptroller

    Software Patents - Lantana v The Comptroller
    Lantana Ltd. ("Lantana") is a California company that offers communication cable services, telephone systems and services and computer and data network services mainly to customers in Southern California. One of the company's…
  • Nov 8

    Inquiries as to Damages in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: The National Guild of Removers and Storers Ltd v Statham and Other

    Inquiries as to Damages in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: The National Guild of Removers and Storers Ltd v Statham and Other
    The National Guild of Removers and Storers is a trade association for the removal industry. According to its website "The Guild's priority has always been, and remains, consumer protection in an industry where there are no specific laws…
Rank this Week: 1783

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Nov 24

    Mmm (Mmm, Good) Coca-Cola?

    Mmm (Mmm, Good) Coca-Cola?
    Love the recent holiday billboard ad for the beloved Coca-Cola brand! Having said that, whenever I see branding around the sound Mmm, for food and beverage products, even if it is only one Mmm, and not back-to-back Mmm, Mmms, I’m…
  • Nov 21

    Sweating Out a COREPOWER Coexistence

    Sweating Out a COREPOWER Coexistence
    Aside from my propensity for laughter, there are few things that can instantly improve my mood quite like an impromptu dance party or hot yoga sculpt.  Yes, hot yoga sculpt – yoga with weights and cardio in a very hot room for an…
  • Nov 20

    What is all the Frap About?

    What is all the Frap About?
    Even in a small town in Germany or Mumbai, India, you will find a Starbucks Coffee Company (“Starbucks”) on the corner. Starbucks sells a billion dollars of my favorite Frappuccino drink a year throughout the world. To protect its…
Rank this Week: 205

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Nov 24

    A Little Scene About a Microwave Ignites a Hefty Lawsuit for “American Hustle” Creator

    A Little Scene About a Microwave Ignites a Hefty Lawsuit for “American Hustle” Creator
    Do microwaves really destroy nutrients in food? According to the “American Hustle” character Rosalyn, Paul Brodeur is quite sure they do. Let me set the stage for you: Rosalyn places a food…
  • Nov 20

    Hey Twilight, Lay Off My Vampire Parody!

    Hey Twilight, Lay Off My Vampire Parody!
    From 2008 to 2012, the Twilight saga seemed like an inescapable force of fantasy. The Stephanie Meyer books-turned-Lionsgate movies spawned an unstoppable franchise, and the empire of romantic vampires was so pervasive that you could often…
  • Nov 20

    Introduction to Fair Use: The Tension Between Artists’ Rights and Free Expression

    Introduction to Fair Use: The Tension Between Artists’ Rights and Free Expression
    Art is either plagiarism or revolution. But in the “fair use” context, it’s probably fair to say that art is either plagiarism or commentary. Since art began, it has been a source of inspiration, comment, and criticism of…
Rank this Week: 4534

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    EPO video-conferencing: good for the planet -- but is it good for patent applicants too?

    EPO video-conferencing: good for the planet -- but is it good for patent applicants too?
    In recent times Merpel has become increasingly interested in the workings of the European Patent Office (EPO). This interest is not, as some might believe, confined to the political and financial dimensions of its operations, since Merpel has…
  • Nov 24

    Never too late! If you missed the IPKat last week

    Never too late! If you missed the IPKat last week
    Never too late ...?In the unlikely sadly all-too-common event that you were so busy last week that the IPKat's output somehow passed you by, you will be relieved that Alberto Bellan's diligent pursuit of the immediate past will help you…
  • Nov 24

    Monday miscellany

    Monday miscellany
    Well done Neil. Fellow Kat and trade mark transactional guru Neil J Wilkof (for it is he) has just been elected to a three-year term of office on the International Trademark Association (INTA) Board of Directors. This is the first occasion on…
Rank this Week: 28

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/
  • Nov 24

    PissedConsumer Defeats Preliminary Injunction–Roca v. Consumer Opinion Corp.

    PissedConsumer Defeats Preliminary Injunction–Roca v. Consumer Opinion Corp.
    Roca makes and sells dietary supplements. They’ve made a series of legally dubious choices, but I think their problems start with their desire to suppress negative consumer reviews. The court describes that: [Roca’s] Purchase…
  • Nov 18

    Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference: Initial Participant List

    Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference: Initial Participant List
    On March 7, 2015, Santa Clara University will be hosting the Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress conference. Over 50 Internet Law scholars from around the globe have signed up to come. If you’d still like to join us, please…
  • Nov 17

    LinkedIn Can’t Shake Publicity Rights Claims Based on Reminder Email

    LinkedIn Can’t Shake Publicity Rights Claims Based on Reminder Email
    This is a lawsuit against LinkedIn alleging that LinkedIn wrongly sent out repeated invites to users’ contacts. In an initial ruling, Judge Koh denied LinkedIn’s request to dismiss on the grounds of standing but…
Rank this Week: 101

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Nov 24

    Indiana Trademark Law: If You Receive a Cease-and-Desist Letter

    Indiana Trademark Law: If You Receive a Cease-and-Desist Letter
    What is a cease and desist letter? A cease and desist (or demand) letter is correspondence that states or suggests that you are potentially infringing the trademark of another and demands that you stop using, or consider stopping use of,…
  • Nov 21

    Patent Law: Supreme Court Affirms Invalidity of Alice Corporation's Software Patent

    Patent Law: Supreme Court Affirms Invalidity of Alice Corporation's Software Patent
    Washington, D.C. - The United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Alice Corporation Pty. LTD v. CLS Bank International et al., Case No. 13-298. At issue was software that allows a neutral third party to ensure that all parties…
  • Nov 20

    Indiana Trademark Law: About Trademark Infringement

    Indiana Trademark Law: About Trademark Infringement
    What is trademark infringement? Trademark infringement is the unauthorized use of a trademark or service mark on or in connection with goods and/or services in a manner that is likely to cause confusion, deception, or mistake about the…
Rank this Week: 869

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Nov 24

    Implementing Directive 2011/83/ EU Into Italian Law

    Implementing Directive 2011/83/ EU Into Italian Law
    Reposted from Law A La Mode  By: Sara Balice  Italy implemented the Consumer Rights Directive by adopting the Legislative Decree no. 21 of February 21, 2014 effective from June 13, 2014 which amended the Italian Consumer…
  • Nov 24

    Implementing EU Directive 2011/83 Into Belgian Law

    Implementing EU Directive 2011/83 Into Belgian Law
    Reposted from Law A La Mode  By: Julie De Bruyn  Belgium has implemented the Consumer Rights Directive by means of the Act of December 21, 2013 introducing Book VI of the Economic Law Code on Marked Practices and Consumer…
  • Nov 24

    Implementing EU Directive 2011/83 Into French Law

    Implementing EU Directive 2011/83 Into French Law
    Reposted from Law A La Mode  By: Gregory Tulquois and Farid Bouguettaya The Consumer Rights Directive was implemented in France by the so called Loi Hamon of March 17, 2014.   The Loi Hamon strengthens the information obligations on…
Rank this Week: 1379

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Failure to Disclose Federal Circuit Order May Support Inequitable Conduct Defense

    Failure to Disclose Federal Circuit Order May Support Inequitable Conduct Defense
    The court granted defendants' motion to amend its answer to add a claim for inequitable conduct and rejected plaintiff's argument that the amendment was futile. "Defendants' proposed Amended Answer alleges, on information and belief, that…
  • Nov 21

    Damages Expert’s Linear Valuation of User Activations Excluded

    Damages Expert’s Linear Valuation of User Activations Excluded
    The court granted in part defendant's motion in limine to exclude the opinion of plaintiff's damages expert concerning the value of user activations. "The Court grants the Motion with respect to [the expert's] opinion that user activations…
  • Nov 20

    Dilatory Tactics and Gamesmanship Warrant Limiting Number of Disputed Claim Terms to Five

    Dilatory Tactics and Gamesmanship Warrant Limiting Number of Disputed Claim Terms to Five
    The court sua sponte limited the parties to five terms for claim construction because of their litigation tactics. "Nearly a year into this litigation, the record thus far suggests that both parties have engaged in dilatory tactics —…
Rank this Week: 325

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: 4562

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: 1418

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/
  • Nov 24

    Does TM Law Limit Superman's PD Reproduction?

    Does TM Law Limit Superman's PD Reproduction?
    Dear Rich: In another entry, you mentioned that there were public domain Superman strips. If someone published a book of the public domain Superman strips, would that be infringing upon Superman as a trademarked character? Or would it…
  • Nov 20

    Can Someone "App" My Reading Program?

    Can Someone "App" My Reading Program?
    Dear Rich: I have written a reading program and created written materials as well as manipulatives that go with it. I have received a lot of questions from teachers as to whether I will make much of it into apps. Can someone create an app…
  • Nov 14

    Why Can't I Copyright a Character?

    Why Can't I Copyright a Character?
    Dear Rich: I want to copyright a character from a graphic novel that I wrote. I've already copyrighted the graphic novel. How do I copyright just the character? When you say you've copyrighted your graphic novel, we assume you mean that you…
Rank this Week: 460

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
  • Nov 24

    CASL: getting consents for upgrades to computer programs on pre-installed and resold device

    CASL: getting consents for upgrades to computer programs on pre-installed and resold device
    Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL) requires a person installing updates or upgrades to computer programs on another person’s computer system to obtain an express consent. This can be a challenge. If a person is able to get a consent to…
  • Nov 24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-23
    ‘Redskins’ marks cancelled: offensive to Native Americans http://t.co/FQcUSoOFLn -> Why do copyright infringer get away with it? http://t.co/vxQmdykdi6 -> Target Fights to End Bank Suits a Year After Data Breach…
  • Nov 24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-23
    ‘Redskins’ marks cancelled: offensive to Native Americans http://t.co/FQcUSoOFLn -> Why do copyright infringer get away with it? http://t.co/vxQmdykdi6 -> Target Fights to End Bank Suits a Year After Data Breach…
Rank this Week: 573

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
  • Nov 24

    MBBP Client Design Mentor, Inc. Wins at Biomedical “Shark Tank”

    MBBP Client Design Mentor, Inc. Wins at Biomedical “Shark Tank”
    MBBP Client Design Mentor, Inc., won first place at the 16th Annual National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Conference  for the VentriFloTM True Pulse Pump (TPP) for…
  • Nov 24

    2013 Data Privacy Report

    2013 Data Privacy Report
    In September 2014, the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation released its 2013 Data Privacy Report, which includes an in-depth analysis of data breaches of personal information of Massachusetts residents during the…
  • Nov 21

    President Obama to Sign Executive Order With a Promising Impact on Business Immigration

    President Obama to Sign Executive Order With a Promising Impact on Business Immigration
    By: Donald W. Parker, John J. Gallini and Grant W. Godfrey On Thursday November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that he would be using his powers already granted to him by the U.S. Constitution and Congress to make certain reforms to the…
Rank this Week: 513

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

Discusses legal and policy issues in the software freedom community, with occasional interviews. By Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler.

http://faif.us/
  • Nov 24

    0x5B: Interview with RMS on GNU's 30th Anniversary

    0x5B: Interview with RMS on GNU's 30th Anniversary
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:34) Note: Episode 0x5B was released out of sequence, but they are in the order of release date on faif.us (rather than numerical order by episode number). Bradley and Karen introduce the interview. …
  • Nov 11

    0x50: Big Announcements & Evans' FOSDEM 2014 Talk

    0x50: Big Announcements & Evans' FOSDEM 2014 Talk
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Conservancy file a DMCA petition regarding so-called “Smart TVs”. (02:00) Bradley mentioned the magic marker that was as circumvention technique under DMCA. Here's an amusing joke press…
  • Oct 23

    0x5A: Gamergate's Free Software Connection

    0x5A: Gamergate's Free Software Connection
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Karen asked if Bradley had heard of the Gamergate situation. (01:30) Matthew Garrett wrote a blog post regarding this topic entitled Actions have consequences (or: why I'm not fixing Intel's…
Rank this Week: 1791

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    IP policies in Africa no. 40: São Tomé and Príncipe

    IP policies in Africa no. 40: São Tomé and Príncipe
    São Tome and Principe recently joined ARIPO (see Aurelia's post here).  WIPO  has drafted a National Intellectual Property Development Plan  for the country upon its request and held validation meeting on the policy in…
  • Nov 19

    The Illusionary Rise of Africa

    The Illusionary Rise of Africa
    Are the BRIC countries intensifying Africa’s dependent position in the global political economy?  This was the question presented by Professor Ian Taylor yesterday at his presentation in Chicago. This Little Leo had the privilege…
  • Nov 14

    Scholarship Opportunity for Particular Countrie

    Scholarship Opportunity for Particular Countrie
    Via Sean Flynn and the Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest comes an announcement particularly relevant for our readers and friends in Congo DRC, Egypt, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Libya, Republic of Congo, South Sudan and…
Rank this Week: 1448

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

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

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Nov 24

    How do we decide how much to reveal? (Hint: Our privacy behavior might be socially constructed.)

    How do we decide how much to reveal? (Hint: Our privacy behavior might be socially constructed.)
    [Let's welcome Aylin Caliskan-Islam, a graduate student at Drexel. In this post she discusses new work that applies machine learning and natural-language processing to questions of privacy and social behavior. — Arvind…
  • Nov 18

    Let’s Encrypt: Bringing HTTPS to Every Web Site

    Let’s Encrypt: Bringing HTTPS to Every Web Site
    HTTPS, the cryptographic protocol used to secure web traffic as it travels across the Internet, has been in the news a lot recently. We’ve heard about security problems like Goto Fail, Heartbleed, and POODLE — vulnerabilities in…
  • Nov 12

    PCLOB testimony on “Defining Privacy”

    PCLOB testimony on “Defining Privacy”
    This morning I’m testifying at a hearing of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, on the topic of “Defining Privacy”. Here is the text of my oral testimony. (This is the text as prepared; there might be minor…
Rank this Week: 193

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/
  • Nov 24

    The Sony Playstation, A Story of Video Game Dominance

    The Sony Playstation, A Story of Video Game Dominance
    The current struggle for video gaming supremacy is being fought among the eighth generation of consoles, featuring the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One and the Nintendo Wii U. The seventh generation finished up much more evenly than the sixth…
  • Nov 23

    Xbox 360, the Kinect and the Future of Microsoft Gaming

    Xbox 360, the Kinect and the Future of Microsoft Gaming
    Microsoft’s Xbox, and the generations of consoles which followed, may not have conquered the market for the software giant based in Redmond, WA, but they have eked out a significant place for the company in the video game industry. In…
  • Nov 21

    A Rush to Judgment on Patentable Subject Matter

    A Rush to Judgment on Patentable Subject Matter
    In the latest decision (“Ultramercial-3”), the panel reached the opposite conclusion and affirmed the dismissal. This apparent turnaround was based on two intervening events: (1) the Supreme Court’s Alice decision in June;…
Rank this Week: 2665

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
  • Nov 24

    The Sony Playstation, A Story of Video Game Dominance

    The Sony Playstation, A Story of Video Game Dominance
    The current struggle for video gaming supremacy is being fought among the eighth generation of consoles, featuring the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One and the Nintendo Wii U. The seventh generation finished up much more evenly than the sixth…
  • Nov 23

    Xbox 360, the Kinect and the Future of Microsoft Gaming

    Xbox 360, the Kinect and the Future of Microsoft Gaming
    Microsoft’s Xbox, and the generations of consoles which followed, may not have conquered the market for the software giant based in Redmond, WA, but they have eked out a significant place for the company in the video game industry. In…
  • Nov 21

    A Rush to Judgment on Patentable Subject Matter

    A Rush to Judgment on Patentable Subject Matter
    In the latest decision (“Ultramercial-3”), the panel reached the opposite conclusion and affirmed the dismissal. This apparent turnaround was based on two intervening events: (1) the Supreme Court’s Alice decision in June;…
Rank this Week: 145

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/
  • Nov 24

    Love it or Leave it: New PIZZA HUT logo falls flat

    Love it or Leave it: New PIZZA HUT logo falls flat
    This month, Pizza Hut unveiled an updated logo.  Why?  The brand needs a facelift. But the logo re-design is only a tweak.  It “flattens” the prior logo, and puts it inside a circle. The new logo falls flat. It is…
  • Nov 21

    Seven quick tips for protecting your brand

    Seven quick tips for protecting your brand
    One of the first blog posts I wrote was on this subject. It is basic and brief – but very important! Choose Wisely – The more creative your brand name is, the greater the odds that it is unique.  More distinctive and…
  • Nov 18

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXII

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXII
    The following is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates 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…
Rank this Week: 1333

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: 1480

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    TTAB Test: Are CENTURY and SECOLO Confusable for Wine?

    TTAB Test: Are CENTURY and SECOLO Confusable for Wine?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark CENTURY for wine, finding it likely to cause confusion with the registered mark SECOLO for table wine. There was no dispute that the English translation of "secolo" is "century," but applicant argued…
  • Nov 21

    Title of Book Is Registrable With Acquired Distinctiveness, Says TTAB

    Title of Book Is Registrable With Acquired Distinctiveness, Says TTAB
    The Board ruled that the title of a single book or a single DVD is properly refused registration under Section 2(e)(1) on the ground of mere descriptiveness, but is registrable under Section 2(f). Here, however, applicant failed to prove…
  • Nov 20

    TTAB No Brainer? "GO PRO OR GO HOME" Confusable With "GO PRO" for Clothing

    TTAB No Brainer? "GO PRO OR GO HOME" Confusable With "GO PRO" for Clothing
    Applicant Go Pro Workouts trotted out several of the most frequent losing TTAB arguments in this Section 2(d) opposition to registration of GO PRO OR GO HOME for various clothing items. The Board not surprisingly found the mark likely to…
Rank this Week: 178

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Nov 24

    Transmitting Retirement Accounts: Getting It Right

    Transmitting Retirement Accounts: Getting It Right
    Stewart E. Sterk & Melanie B. Leslie, Accidental Inheritance: Retirement Accounts and the Hidden Law of Succession, 89 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 165 (2014).Anne-Marie RhodesArticles routinely appear that serve up a simple, everyday scenario that has…
  • Nov 21

    When is Sexual Abuse Within the Scope of Employment?

    When is Sexual Abuse Within the Scope of Employment?
    Martha Chamallas, Vicarious Liability in Torts: The Sex Exception, 48 Val. U. L. Rev. 133 (2013), available at SSRN.John GoldbergMartha Chamallas’s Monsanto Lecture, Vicarious Liability in Torts: The Sex Exception, is timely…
  • Nov 19

    Keeping Us Honest about the Timing Flaws in the Income Tax

    Keeping Us Honest about the Timing Flaws in the Income Tax
    Daniel I. Halperin & Alvin C. Warren Jr., Understanding Income Tax Deferral, Tax L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Charlotte CraneWe all do it once in a while. In the haste of trying to make a point in class, or in a hurried…
Rank this Week: 272

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Nov 24

    Substantial Differences Doom Design Patent Claim on the Pleading

    Substantial Differences Doom Design Patent Claim on the Pleading
    Young v. Stone, No. 13 C 4920, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 28, 2014) (Guzman, J.). Judge Guzman granted defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(c) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s design patent infringement claim regarding defendant’s…
  • Nov 21

    Settlement in First Does Not Bar Discovery in a Second Related Suit

    Settlement in First Does Not Bar Discovery in a Second Related Suit
    Fasteners for Retail, Inc. v. Andersen, No. 11 C 2164, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 22, 2014) (Durkin, J.).  Judge Durkin granted in plaintiff Fasteners for Retail’s (“FFR”) motion to enforce the parties’ settlement…
  • Nov 19

    Trademark Fraud Claims Cannot be Dismissed Before Discovery

    Trademark Fraud Claims Cannot be Dismissed Before Discovery
    Slep-Tone Enter. Corp. v. Teddy O’Brian’s, Inc., No. 14 C 3570, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 24, 2014) (Guzman, J.). Judge Guzman granted in part plaintiff Slep-Tone’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss defendant’s…
Rank this Week: 106

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Nov 24

    Trademark Watch Series: Non-Alcoholic Drinks and Beverages in Nigeria

    Trademark Watch Series: Non-Alcoholic Drinks and Beverages in Nigeria
    NLIPW Trademarks Law Volume 2 Number 19 TM Watch No.19 (Trademark Watch Series —  Non-Alcoholic Drinks and Beverages in Nigeria) November 24, 2014 Content: This article is part of a series that highlights some of the marks…
  • Nov 17

    MCSN v. COSON: Federal High Court Strikes Out Suit No. FHC/L/CS/377/2013 | NLIPW Newsroom

    MCSN v. COSON: Federal High Court Strikes Out Suit No. FHC/L/CS/377/2013 | NLIPW Newsroom
    On October 24, 2014, a Federal High Court in Lagos presided over by Honourable Justice O.E. Abang struck out Suit No. FHC/L/CS/377/2013 filed by the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria (MCSN) against the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON)…
  • Nov 13

    Nigerian Pharma Industry Gets WHO boost by Ben Adams and Phil Taylor | Securing Industry

    Nigerian Pharma Industry Gets WHO boost by Ben Adams and Phil Taylor | Securing Industry
    Three Nigerian drugmakers have received the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification from World Health Organization, raising the prominence of the Nigerian pharmaceutical industry in a global perspective. The WHO certified Evans…
Rank this Week: 4551

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Nov 24

    Fair compensation for private copying: another EGEDA reference

    Fair compensation for private copying: another EGEDA reference
    EGEDA is no stranger to this weblog, having featured in this post on Case C-387/09 Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales (EGEDA) v Magnatrading S.L., a private copying "fair compensation" reference for a…
  • Nov 19

    Do you want to hear about the UK Copyright Tribunal?

    Do you want to hear about the UK Copyright Tribunal?
    If so, then somewhat belatedly, this blog has discovered, thanks to Justin Watts, that the place to be next Monday, 24 November, is at a meeting of the UK chapter of the AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la…
  • Nov 19

    BLACA - a interesting evening trying to find the new public

    BLACA - a interesting evening trying to find the new public
    Last Thursday saw a packed house at the BLACA evening seminar simply titled Linking. The topic was primarily aimed at learning from the differing opinions the speakers had on the decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union in…
Rank this Week: 4310

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • Nov 23

    Is GoLite Really Gone, Along with its Trademark?

    Is GoLite Really Gone, Along with its Trademark?
     GoLite is Going Out Of Business . . . Since its founding in 1998, GoLite accomplished amazing things. The company is widely admired for sustainably manufacturing lightweight, high-performance gear. Sadly, despite being one of…
  • Nov 15

    Mayo? Or Mayo NOT?

    Mayo? Or Mayo NOT?
      Hellmann’s “A Brand With Eggs For Brains” Hellmann’s filed a lawsuit against Just Mayo on Halloween, claiming that Just Mayo’s egg laden label is a poor costume for a product that (proudly)…
  • Sep 29

    Exemplar Companies 2013 Benefit Report

    Exemplar Companies 2013 Benefit Report
    You know how sometimes you think you’ll never ever finish something? Well, this was one of those things. And now, it is done. Enjoy and please, please, please, provide feedback (besides “what took you so long?)! Please click here…
Rank this Week: 1950

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Nov 23

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Sucampo AG et al. v. Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc. et al. 3:14-cv-07114; filed November 12, 2014 in the District Court of…
  • Nov 23

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    November 24, 2014 - "The Role of Patents in Pharmaceutical Innovation: Lessons to Be Learned" (American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property) - 4:30 to 6:00 pm (Eastern) December 4,…
  • Nov 21

    Program on Role of Patents in Pharmaceutical Innovation

    Program on Role of Patents in Pharmaceutical Innovation
    The American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property is hosting a program entitled "The Role of Patents in Pharmaceutical Innovation: Lessons to Be Learned" from 4:30 to 6:00 pm (Eastern)…
Rank this Week: 65

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
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Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    T129/14 : unité a posteriori

    T129/14 : unité a posteriori
    La division d'examen avait rejeté la demande pour défaut d'unité d'invention a posteriori. Plus précisément, elle avait considéré que la demande comportait deux groupes d'inventions, le groupe…
  • Nov 19

    T419/12 : tardive mais recevable

    T419/12 : tardive mais recevable
    La décision T419/12 discutée lundi dernier est également intéressante quant aux aspects procéduraux. La requête subsidiaire ayant été déposée le jour même de la…
  • Nov 17

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    INGENIEUR BREVETS SPECIALISE(E) DANS LES DOMAINES DE L’ELECTRONIQUE/ TIC / MECANIQUE / PHYSIQUE GRENOBLE POSTE :  Pour renforcer notre agence de Grenoble, nous recherchons un(e) ingénieur brevets…
Rank this Week: 622

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 23

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
  • Nov 23

    Government Gone Overboard With Sarbanes-Oxley

    Government Gone Overboard With Sarbanes-Oxley
                  For most, it would be a stretch to compare the acts of a corporate executive who shredded company documents in order to cover up financial fraud with those of a…
  • Nov 23

    Pregnancy Discrimination in The Workplace: Proposed Changes in The Law

    Pregnancy Discrimination in The Workplace: Proposed Changes in The Law
    The impact women have on the workforce is not minute. In 2010, 46.8% of the labor force in the United States was comprised of women.[1] Yet many working women feel pressured to choose between having families and advancing their careers. The…
Rank this Week: 212

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

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

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Nov 23

    U.S.-China Climate Deal: the Short and the Cynical

    U.S.-China Climate Deal: the Short and the Cynical
    An agreement between the U.S. and China to curb greenhouse-gas emissions won’t slow global warming enough to prevent extreme weather that damages crops, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said. (Bloomberg) I’ve been…
  • Nov 20

    Ignore the Smog Beijingers, City Says “APEC Blue”…

    Ignore the Smog Beijingers, City Says “APEC Blue”…
    Ignore the Smog Beijingers, City Says “APEC Blue” Could Become The Norm bit.ly/1vrXgOw — I might be dead by asphyxiation by then © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us…
  • Nov 17

    Australia, China deepen ties with landmark free tr…

    Australia, China deepen ties with landmark free tr…
    Australia, China deepen ties with landmark free trade deal | Reuters yhoo.it/11mhgnp — better late than never © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
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Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Nov 23

    Bad Injector

    Bad Injector
    "Antares is a developer of automatic injection devices used to self-administer pharmaceuticals." It got a patent (7,776,015) that it wanted broadened under reissue (35 U.S.C. § 251), as it had not bothered to file a continuation.…
  • Nov 23

    Stay

    Stay
    Verstata asserted software patents against rival Callidus, which counterclaimed with its own patents. Callidus filed limited reexamination proceedings against the Verstata patents, and asked the court for a stay pending reexam. The…
  • Nov 17

    Not So Wild Tangent

    Not So Wild Tangent
    Ultramercial sued Hulu and WildTangent for infringing 7,346,545, which claims receiving payment for a consumer viewing Internet advertising. The district found the patent invalid under § 101. The CAFC balked at that, but reversed…
Rank this Week: 440

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Nov 23

    Yahoo Taking Advantage of Creative Commons with Flickr Wall Art – Hope they Don’t Screw it Up

    Yahoo Taking Advantage of Creative Commons with Flickr Wall Art – Hope they Don’t Screw it Up
    My friend and amazing photographer Devon Christopher Adams tipped me off about Yahoo’s announcement that people can buy Flickr Wall Art of Creative Commons images from Flickr . If Yahoo does this right, it’s a brilliant business…
  • Nov 18

    Who to Ask for Permission to Use a Photo

    Who to Ask for Permission to Use a Photo
    I had the pleasure of speaking at TechPhx over the weekend and fielding a lot of questions about how the law applies to blogging and podcasting, especially copyright, trademark, and privacy issues. The big take-home lesson surrounding…
  • Nov 13

    Avoid Copyright Infringement in your Social Media Post

    Avoid Copyright Infringement in your Social Media Post
    The other day I smiled when I saw a friend put a post on Facebook that included a Creative Commons attribution. He was the person who taught me how important it is, just from the perspective of respect, to get permission before posting…
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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    60 Minutes on November 23, 2014

    60 Minutes on November 23, 2014
    The first story, done by Steve Kroft, on Falling Apart, on infrastructure decline.70,000 bridges need to be fixed. Roy LaHood. First up, city of Pittsburgh, with Liberty Bridge illustrated. 300 bridges become structurally deficient each…
  • Nov 23

    Patent "Quality", again

    Patent "Quality", again
    Within the law review article by Liang, 11 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 477: There is some dispute, however, over the extent to which allowance rates actually reflect patent quality, or more fundamentally what the "allowance rate"…
  • Nov 23

    "CBS Sunday Morning" on November 23, 2014: eat, drink and be merry

    "CBS Sunday Morning" on November 23, 2014: eat, drink and be merry
    Charles Osgood introduced the food issue. The cover story by Dave Pogue is "The Next Course," on the future of food. Second, Lee Cowan on spam. Third, Seth Doane on cooking schools. Fourth, Tracy Smith on Patti LaBelle. Fifth, Susan…
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conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
  • Nov 23

    Sales Activity Predominantly Outside the U.S. Avoids Patent Infringement

    Sales Activity Predominantly Outside the U.S. Avoids Patent Infringement
    This opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) addresses whether there is infringement when contracting and price negotiation occurred inside the U.S. but the actual transfer of title to the products occurred outside…
  • Nov 14

    Waves From the Ocean Used to Generate Electricity

    Waves From the Ocean Used to Generate Electricity
    Although many of the wave energy converter devices used to generate electricity may be not be widely known by the public, this idea actually dates back to the 1700s. Why has it taken so long to produce commercially successful wave energy…
  • Nov 2

    EMD Millipore v. AllPure- CAFC Found Patent Not Infringed

    EMD Millipore v. AllPure- CAFC Found Patent Not Infringed
    This opinion in September by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) teaches a lesson in the care that is needed in drafting and amending claims so as not to narrow them unnecessarily. EMD Millipore Corp. v. AllPure…
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ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
Rank this Week: 1196