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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
  • Aug 20

    Yamanaka iPSC Patent Challenged

    Yamanaka iPSC Patent Challenged
    Dr. Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Dr. John B. Gurdon for their respective discoveries that mature, specialized cells can be reprogrammed to become immature cells capable of…
  • Aug 6

    Managing IP Risk in the Age of Personalized Medicine

    Managing IP Risk in the Age of Personalized Medicine
    As discussed on Foley’s  Health Care Law Today blog, personalized medicine treatment trends and innovations are leading diagnostic and therapeutic companies to form complex arrangements and partnerships with the ultimate goal of…
  • Aug 3

    FDA Set to Regulate LDTs - Citing Safety Concerns and Advanced Technologie

    FDA Set to Regulate LDTs - Citing Safety Concerns and Advanced Technologie
    Advances in medical technology have increased the use of diagnostic tests to guide therapeutic decisions for many diseases and conditions, especially in the context of personalized medicine. Citing the need to ensure that certain tests used…
Rank this Week: 2465

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 84

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
Rank this Week: 4260

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/
  • Aug 20

    Joint Motion to Seal Portions of the Trial Transcript Granted in Part

    Joint Motion to Seal Portions of the Trial Transcript Granted in Part
    Sabatino Bianco, M.D. v. Globus Medical, Inc., 2:12-cv-147 (7/14/2014) Judge: William C. Bryson Holding: Joint Motion to Seal Portions of the Trial Transcript Granted in Part And here I thought Rosie the Riveter had the corner on patriotism.…
  • Aug 20

    VICE News article on patent litigation

    VICE News article on patent litigation
    While my family and I were on vacation last month, I traded emails with Justin Rohrlich, a reporter for VICE News (shown at right discussing the issue of patent litigation trends with Mr. T) who was working on a story...
  • Aug 19

    Verdict of Noninfringement and Invalidity Stands; Court Costs Awarded

    Verdict of Noninfringement and Invalidity Stands; Court Costs Awarded
    Cassidian Communications v. MicroDATA, et al., 2:12cv162 (8/12-ish/14) Judge: Rodney Gilstrap Holding: Post Verdict Rulings; Court Costs Last December, after a five-day jury trial, a Marshall jury in Judge Rodney Gilstrap's court found for…
Rank this Week: 194

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Reality test. Facebook has begun to test a new feature that marks as “satire” material from satirical or comedic websites that appears in the guise of “fake news.” Some users, evidently unable to tell reality from…
  • Aug 18

    Hot Off the Press: The August Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter Is Now Available

    Hot Off the Press: The August Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter Is Now Available
    The latest issue of our Socially Aware newsletter is now available here. In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we examine the use of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to combat…
  • Aug 18

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Better shop around. In connection with a new staff report, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) examined 121 popular apps used to comparison shop, find online deals and pay with mobile devices; the FTC concluded that many of these apps failed,…
Rank this Week: 1409

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 20

    Law Firm Sues Getty Images Over Legal Threat

    Law Firm Sues Getty Images Over Legal Threat
    Getty Images is being sued by a law firm that says they were unfairly targeted for a a threat letter of an image that they didn't use and wasn't infringing. The post Law Firm Sues Getty Images Over Legal Threat appeared first on Plagiarism…
  • Aug 20

    3 Count: Courtroom Massacre

    3 Count: Courtroom Massacre
    Oregon judge orders several pirate sites off the Web, Kim Dotcom appeals order to reveal his fortune and Brian Jonestown Massacre guitarist loses big. The post 3 Count: Courtroom Massacre appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 19

    5 Ways to Protect Your Privacy When Sending DMCA Notice

    5 Ways to Protect Your Privacy When Sending DMCA Notice
    Sending DMCA or other copyright notices can mean putting your personal information in the hands of infringers. Here's how to prevent that. The post 5 Ways to Protect Your Privacy When Sending DMCA Notices appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 48

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

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 411

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

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

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3503

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group…

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group Blog

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.sriplaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Why we sued Getty Image

    Why we sued Getty Image
    On August 20, 2014, our firm filed a lawsuit on our own behalf against Getty Images, Inc.  Why did we do it?  Here is why. On July 1, 2014, our firm received an unsigned letter from Getty Images Inc. that claimed unauthorized…
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court confirms validity of software patent

    Supreme Court confirms validity of software patent
    The Supreme Court’s decision invalidating a software patent for a process that lessens settlement risk for trades of financial instruments in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l might not jump out as a win for software…
  • May 25

    Copyright Protection for Architecture: Do Photographs Infringe?

    Copyright Protection for Architecture: Do Photographs Infringe?
    It is well understood that architectural plans are protected by copyright.  But what about architectural works “as built?”  Does the architect who retains ownership in his or her work have the right to stop others from…
Rank this Week: 4950

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/
  • Aug 20

    Warner Bros. Rises to Victory in Dark Knight Trademark Case

    Warner Bros. Rises to Victory in Dark Knight Trademark Case
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about Comic-Con. I failed to mention that many comic book and movie fans were none too pleased about the recent announcement that Ben Affleck would be following in the footsteps of Christian Bale (and George…
  • Aug 19

    The 7th Consideration- Prepare Your Trademarks for Agent Battle

    The 7th Consideration- Prepare Your Trademarks for Agent Battle
    Deep in the recesses of the federal government in a department of which few have heard, is as even lesser-known government agent, who simply goes by “Battle.” He is an independent operator–the only man tasked with a critical…
  • Aug 18

    Washington Redskins Hog Wild Over Name

    Washington Redskins Hog Wild Over Name
    It doesn’t look like the Washington Redskins will be changing their name any time soon. In June, we reported that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board had cancelled six of the Redskins’ trademark registrations. Last week, the…
Rank this Week: 4481

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Intellectual Property For Economic Development: a new book

    Intellectual Property For Economic Development: a new book
    Intellectual Property For Economic Development is yet another title from the seemingly inexhaustible source of IP-related literature that is Edward Elgar Publishing.  This tome is edited by a three-person team consisting of Sanghoon…
  • Aug 19

    Once upon a time, in a faraway time-warp: a Kat relates his IP PhD experience

    Once upon a time, in a faraway time-warp: a Kat relates his IP PhD experience
    Eleonora's earlier post, "It's a wonderful (PhD) life ... Oh wait: is it?", here, promised that this Kat would say a bit about his own postgraduate experiences -- so here they are!  He enrolled for a PhD in October 1973, submitted it in…
  • Aug 19

    Passing off wins the day: fake Patent Office scammers pay up, promise not to do it again

    Passing off wins the day: fake Patent Office scammers pay up, promise not to do it again
    Passing off, like the horse-and-buggy, might look quaintbut can get you there in the end"Intellectual Property Office succeeds in passing off claim" is surely the news story that sets all hearts a-flutter in government patent offices, trade…
Rank this Week: 28

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 920

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: 100

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
  • Aug 20

    PTO Seeks Comment on AIA Post Grant Administrative Trial

    PTO Seeks Comment on AIA Post Grant Administrative Trial
    The administrative trial proceedings created by the AIA are: (1) Inter partes review; (2) post-grant review; (3) covered business method patents review; and (4) derivation proceedings. To bring these new proceedings into being, the USPTO…
  • Aug 20

    2014 IPO Report Shows Continued Growth for Design Patent Filing

    2014 IPO Report Shows Continued Growth for Design Patent Filing
    Nike saw the largest increase in grants of any company. The Oregon company secured 159 more design patents than in 2012, and jumped from 10th to 3rd. Accompanying the resurgence of the U.S. automotive industry, Ford improved its standing…
  • Aug 19

    Patent Drafting: The Detailed Description Should Include Multiple Embodiments or Example

    Patent Drafting: The Detailed Description Should Include Multiple Embodiments or Example
    Along with their ABC’s and multiplication tables, patent lawyers learn two basic principles. First, claims define the invention. Second, a court should not read limitations from a single embodiment into the claims, absent a demonstrated…
Rank this Week: 144

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/
  • Aug 20

    PTO Seeks Comment on AIA Post Grant Administrative Trial

    PTO Seeks Comment on AIA Post Grant Administrative Trial
    The administrative trial proceedings created by the AIA are: (1) Inter partes review; (2) post-grant review; (3) covered business method patents review; and (4) derivation proceedings. To bring these new proceedings into being, the USPTO…
  • Aug 20

    2014 IPO Report Shows Continued Growth for Design Patent Filing

    2014 IPO Report Shows Continued Growth for Design Patent Filing
    Nike saw the largest increase in grants of any company. The Oregon company secured 159 more design patents than in 2012, and jumped from 10th to 3rd. Accompanying the resurgence of the U.S. automotive industry, Ford improved its standing…
  • Aug 19

    Patent Drafting: The Detailed Description Should Include Multiple Embodiments or Example

    Patent Drafting: The Detailed Description Should Include Multiple Embodiments or Example
    Along with their ABC’s and multiplication tables, patent lawyers learn two basic principles. First, claims define the invention. Second, a court should not read limitations from a single embodiment into the claims, absent a demonstrated…
Rank this Week: 2664

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 20

    Court Finds Patent Invalid; Then Orders Defendant to Stop Infringing

    Court Finds Patent Invalid; Then Orders Defendant to Stop Infringing
    By Dennis Crouch Following the Supreme Court’s equitable relief decision in eBay, many patentees have found it difficult to obtain injunctive relief to stop ongoing infringement – even after final judgment that the patent is both…
  • Aug 19

    Myriad Patents Now Challenged at the PTO

    Myriad Patents Now Challenged at the PTO
    Myriad v. Gene Dx, Inc. In 2013, the US Supreme Court invalidated Myriad’s patent claims covering isolated DNA coding for the cancer causing BRCA1/BRCA2 by ruling that those isolated genes were unpatentable products of nature. However,…
  • Aug 18

    USPTO RCE Backlog Coming Down

    USPTO RCE Backlog Coming Down
    In its most recent annual report, the USPTO indicated that 560,000 non-provisional utility patent applications were filed during the fiscal year. (FY2013). The report fails to mention that 30% of those “new” filings were not…
Rank this Week: 50

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
Rank this Week: 4398

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Aug 20

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform
    In a surprising turn of events last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that he was reintroducing legislation to modify Masschusetts noncompete law and to adopt a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The noncompete bill…
  • Jul 31

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead
    While it was close this year, in the end, there was no legislative reform of either Massachusetts noncompete law or Massachusetts trade secrets law. I expect, however, that Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative…
  • Jul 3

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill
    Progress in the Massachusetts State House: On Tuesday, July 1, the latest version of the Massachusetts Noncompete Bill (the latest version of the bill that I had drafted for Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative Lori…
Rank this Week: 1475

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 321

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Zakaria plagiarism issue revived?

    Zakaria plagiarism issue revived?
    Renewed charges of plagiarism against Zakaria made by Our Bad Media include lifting full paragraphs and copying a single sentence and copying facts and figures produced by the research of others.In a post Columnist Fareed Zakaria faces new…
  • Aug 19

    CAFC affirms inequitable conduct against Apotex in Moexipril case

    CAFC affirms inequitable conduct against Apotex in Moexipril case
    The CAFC affirmed the district court (SD Fl) holding of inequitable conductagainst Apotex as to the prosecution of US '556 in Apotex v. UCB. Judge Reyna authored the precedential opinion,which is a useful guide for understanding "inequitable…
  • Aug 19

    Lauren Cohen et al. go after "patent trolls"

    Lauren Cohen et al. go after "patent trolls"
    The abstract for Patent Trolls... statesWe provide theoretical and empirical evidence on the evolution and impact ofnon-practicing entities (NPEs) in the intellectual property space. Heterogeneity ininnovation, given a cost of…
Rank this Week: 49

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Aug 20

    Artists Should Always Add Metadata to Their Work

    Artists Should Always Add Metadata to Their Work
    Recent UK legislation is causing concern for authors, musicians and photographers who publish and sell their work online.  Similar to the Orphan Works Bill 2008 in the US, the Enterprise […]
  • Aug 13

    Video Games & The Case for Limiting the Breadth of Privacy Law

    Video Games & The Case for Limiting the Breadth of Privacy Law
    The world of IP law got another taste of Hollywood recently when Lindsay Lohan filed suit against Rockstar Games and its parent company, Take 2 Interactive, for allegedly infringing on […]
  • Aug 5

    Sports Teams Should Rethink the Validity of Their Trademark

    Sports Teams Should Rethink the Validity of Their Trademark
    The word “Redskin”: its use has been controversial for decades, and its meaning has been offensive for centuries. Yet, one of the most well-known NFL teams has trademarked the term, […]
Rank this Week: 4513

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 433

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Hey Commish, Can You Trademark The (Fantasy Football) League?

    Hey Commish, Can You Trademark The (Fantasy Football) League?
    All around America, men will soon gather in front of their computers feverishly conducting research, generally wasting time, and participating in one of the manliest things they likely will do for quite some time:  their fantasy football…
  • Aug 19

    Recalled Harleys: What if I could make my own fix?

    Recalled Harleys: What if I could make my own fix?
    - Jason Voiovich, Vice President, Marketing, Logic PD Bottom line: Your Harley gets recalled. You need to get on the road to Sturgis. So you need parts in a hurry. The specs for those parts are available for free online. And you can buy a…
  • Aug 18

    I’m Gumby Dammit — A Flexible Trademark?

    I’m Gumby Dammit — A Flexible Trademark?
    The Minnesota History Center is currently promoting its Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s exhibit — my favorite promotional billboard is the one captured above, featuring none other than Gumby. I can still remember my…
Rank this Week: 201

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/
  • Aug 20

    Can I Sell Dolls Made From Pattern

    Can I Sell Dolls Made From Pattern
    Dear Rich: I recently bought a crochet book about making dolls. I was just wondering, if I make the dolls from the book and sell it, is that illegal? I see it as having paid for the rights to use the book but I don't know if it really works…
  • Aug 19

    Life After Reversion: Who Gives Permission?

    Life After Reversion: Who Gives Permission?
    Dear Rich: I want to reuse a table or image from the second edition of a book. Copyright for the fourth edition of that same book has been transferred back to the author by the publisher. Would I go to the publisher or the author for the…
  • Aug 18

    Celebrity Height Index

    Celebrity Height Index
    Dear Rich: I've created a list in ascending height of interesting athletes, celebrities, and historical figures. Here are some examples of figures on the list: George Washington, Peyton Manning, Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, etc. I've…
Rank this Week: 451

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
  • Aug 20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-19
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-18: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-17: Copyhype F… http://t.co/zaMX1d0e2V -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-18 http://t.co/7J3L0Ny8L7 -> Helena…
  • Aug 19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-18
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-17: Copyhype Friday’s Endnotes – 08/15/14 http://t.co/v52BehIhTF… http://t.co/xVbRDKnIED -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-17 http://t.co/25v6ic70qy…
  • Aug 18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-17
    Copyhype Friday’s Endnotes – 08/15/14 http://t.co/v52BehIhTF -> CASL-cure provides a CASL solution http://t.co/JA9gH65Tjy -> Warner Bros. Wins Appeal Over Fictional Technology in 'Dark Knight Rises' http://t.co/2HZRwg2zVo…
Rank this Week: 563

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 4386

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
Rank this Week: 4601

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: 1495

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/
  • Aug 20

    ABA-IPL Trademark Day: Behind the Scenes at the USPTO to be held on September 18th

    ABA-IPL Trademark Day: Behind the Scenes at the USPTO to be held on September 18th
    Many readers of this blog may be interested in an upcoming event: the second annual USPTO Trademark Day from the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law to be held September 18th,at the USPTO’s headquarters in Alexandria, VA. The…
  • Aug 18

    Foursquare’s new logo: Love it or leave it?

    Foursquare’s new logo: Love it or leave it?
    The online social media site Foursquare updated its logo recently. To understand the new logo, it is helpful to know that Foursquare users “check in” at locations. The new logo is great! Especially compared with the old logo. The…
  • Aug 15

    Recent interesting non-traditional trademark filing

    Recent interesting non-traditional trademark filing
    Many very interesting non-traditional trademarks have been filed recently. From Gene Simmon’s “axe” bass guitar to Budweiser beer can designs to motion marks to a restaurant trade dress evoking a Mexican wrestling theme to…
Rank this Week: 1336

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/
  • Aug 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 2. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and of course getting ready…
  • Aug 19

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime
    John S. Stinneford, Punishment Without Culpability, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012).Angela HarrisJohn Stinneford begins his article by asking the reader to imagine herself a UPS delivery truck driver in Tampa, Florida. He…
  • Aug 18

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
Rank this Week: 268

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    TTAB Sustains Section 2(d) Opposition: VS vs. VS for Skin Moisturizer

    TTAB Sustains Section 2(d) Opposition: VS vs. VS for Skin Moisturizer
    The Board sustained an opposition to registration of the mark shown below left for various organic hair and skin care products, including skin moisturizers, finding it likely to cause confusion with the registered mark shown below right for…
  • Aug 19

    Pro-Football Seeks Section 1071 Review of TTAB's "REDSKINS" Decision in E.D. Va. District Court

    Pro-Football Seeks Section 1071 Review of TTAB's "REDSKINS" Decision in E.D. Va. District Court
    On August 14th, Pro-Football, Inc. filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, seeking Section 1071(b)(1)  review of the TTAB's "REDSKINS" decision of June 18, 2014 [TTABlogged here]. As you know, a…
  • Aug 18

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Four Section 2(d) Refusal

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Four Section 2(d) Refusal
    Okay, you know the drill: I once heard a TTAB judge state that the outcome of most Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion cases can be predicted just by looking at the marks and the identified goods/services, without more. Well, your would-be…
Rank this Week: 177

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
  • Aug 19

    Man Charged With Second-Degree Felony for Vandalizing Banksy Graffiti

    Man Charged With Second-Degree Felony for Vandalizing Banksy Graffiti
    In Park City, Utah, “Third District Court Judge Todd Shaughnessy this week issued a warrant for David William Noll after he failed to appear for a court hearing. Mr. Noll was charged with one count of criminal mischief after he…
  • Aug 15

    NYPD Probes German Artists in Flag Swapping Stunt

    NYPD Probes German Artists in Flag Swapping Stunt
    The New York Police Department is investigating claims by a pair of German artists that they replaced American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with all-white ones last month.
  • Aug 15

    Judge Says Rauschenberg Foundation Trustees Earned Their Keep

    Judge Says Rauschenberg Foundation Trustees Earned Their Keep
    $24 million for expanding the Foundation’s value, and Rauschenberg’s son said he would have been fine with $60 million. So what’s the problem?
Rank this Week: 254

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 19

    Apotex Inc. v. UCB, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    Apotex Inc. v. UCB, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Last week, the Federal Circuit affirmed a finding of inequitable conduct in Apotex v. USB, a relatively rare occurrence in the years after the Federal Circuit's decision in Therasense v. Becton, Dickenson. In the…
  • Aug 18

    I/P Engine, Inc. v. AOL Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    I/P Engine, Inc. v. AOL Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    By Michael Borella -- Ever since the 2010 Supreme Court opinion in Bilski v. Kappos was handed down, the debate over the scope of patent-eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 has been at times stimulating, complex, comical, and frustrating.…
  • Aug 17

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Unimed Pharmaceuticals LLC et al. v. Perrigo Co. et al. 1:14-cv-01004; filed July 31, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware…
Rank this Week: 64

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 4329

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Aug 19

    We’re Not Digital Marketers, We Market In a Digital World

    We’re Not Digital Marketers, We Market In a Digital World
    Live from Boston - I'm posting just some of the highlights from the first day of Scott Brinker's Marketing Tech Conference. Get the latest from Scott Brinker, Laura McLellan, Mayur Gupta and Paul Roetzer.
  • Aug 1

    Hapless Airport Advertising Reaches New Heights with Boston’s Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Hapless Airport Advertising Reaches New Heights with Boston’s Convention and Visitors Bureau
    Boston, a city based on on imagination should be fun to promote. Rather than swinging for the stands, my local CVB has made a perplexing bunt of an advertisement now appearing at Boston's Logan Airport.
  • Jul 3

    Tantrum Over Irrelevant Facebook Research Reveals Gaping Digital Naivety

    Tantrum Over Irrelevant Facebook Research Reveals Gaping Digital Naivety
    The media tantrum complex -- those who fill continuous air time with breaking news and acrimony have no incentive to point out that the findings of Facebook's controversial research suggest how little influence its newsfeed really creates,…
Rank this Week: 652

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Aug 19

    Abstract ideas require something more for patent protection

    Abstract ideas require something more for patent protection
    Under U.S. patent laws, Section 101 states that “Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject…
  • Aug 13

    KSR distinguished making it harder to reject a claim

    KSR distinguished making it harder to reject a claim
    The KSR decision could have been construed very broadly so as to make all inventions obvious.  In the opinion, the Supreme Court held that rigid rules cannot override common sense when determining obviousness.  In its broadest…
  • Jul 29

    Everyone in the supply chain could be sued for patent infringement

    Everyone in the supply chain could be sued for patent infringement
    Patent owners can sue anyone up and down the chain of distribution for infringement of patent.  Manufacturers, distributors and end users are all possible litigants.  For example, the end user can be sued for using the patented…
Rank this Week: 2001

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
  • Aug 19

    Federal Circuit Affirms Inequitable Conduct Against Apotex

    Federal Circuit Affirms Inequitable Conduct Against Apotex
    Apotex Inc. and Apotex Corp. (collectively, “Apotex”) appealed the decision of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida finding that Apotex’s U.S. Patent No. 6,767,556 (“the…
  • Aug 14

    CAFC Reverses Summary Judgment for Lack of Adequate Written Description

    CAFC Reverses Summary Judgment for Lack of Adequate Written Description
    In ScriptPro, LLC v. Innovation Associates, the Federal Circuit recently addressed the sufficiency of a disclosure vis-a-vis the patent claims issued. The dispute arose when ScriptPro, LLC and ScriptPro USA, Inc. (collectively,…
  • Aug 13

    Head-Mounted Wearable Tech

    Head-Mounted Wearable Tech
    The field of wearable technology became somewhat “sexy” with the much-anticipated release of Google Glass, a lightweight pair of glasses that incorporates computer elements, sensors and other…
Rank this Week: 688

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
  • Aug 19

    MBBP Client Acquired by Blackboard

    MBBP Client Acquired by Blackboard
    MBBP client CardSmith, the industry’s leading cloud provider of campus card solutions and turn-key card program management services, has been acquired by Blackboard, the world’s leading education technology company. Blackboard…
  • Aug 19

    MBBP Attorney Helps Fight Cancer: PMC 2014

    MBBP Attorney Helps Fight Cancer: PMC 2014
    This year, MBBP Partner Mike Cavaretta completed his tenth Pan Mass Challenge.  The PMC is a two-day 194-mile bike ride across Massachusetts from Sturbridge to Provincetown to raise money for The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “Why…
  • Aug 18

    The Grace Period; Patentability is Key

    The Grace Period; Patentability is Key
    A fundamental requirement of patentability is that an invention must be novel, meaning that the invention cannot have been patented, described in a printed publication or in public use, on sale or otherwise available to the public before…
Rank this Week: 495

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

Covers trademark issues affecting the fashion, high-tech, multimedia and consumer products industries. By Sullivan & Worcester.

http://www.trendingtrademarks.com/
  • Aug 19

    IP Traps in Crowdfunding Proposal

    IP Traps in Crowdfunding Proposal
    The 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act (JOBS Act) opened the door to widespread use of crowdfunding for financing new projects and ideas.  As a result of the JOBS Act, the use of crowdfunding platforms has increased…
  • Aug 4

    Trademarks, The UK, and The Rule of Three

    Trademarks, The UK, and The Rule of Three
    A couple of weeks ago we wrote about recent European administrative and court cases that ended in bad news for U.S. trademark owners (Perfect Your Foreign Trademark Rights Early or Risk Losing Them Forever). Proving that bad things can happen…
  • Jul 22

    Perfect Your Foreign Trademark Rights Early or Risk Losing Them Forever

    Perfect Your Foreign Trademark Rights Early or Risk Losing Them Forever
    On July 18th a U.K. judge ruled that Twentieth Century Fox Films must change the name of its television show, “Glee”, because it infringes the name of a chain of British comedy clubs named “The Glee Club.”  The…
Rank this Week: 4723

Jackson White Intellectual…

Jackson White Intellectual Property Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-ip-attorney/blog/
  • Aug 19

    Dark Horse May Not be “Perfect Storm” for Katy Perry

    Dark Horse May Not be “Perfect Storm” for Katy Perry
    Katy Perry is no new name to the top 10 music charts. In fact, she has topped the charts in nearly 20 countries for one song: Dark Horse. But could all the success of this song be stolen? According toThe post Dark Horse May Not be…
  • Aug 14

    Vine Caught in Fair Use Dispute over World Cup Clip

    Vine Caught in Fair Use Dispute over World Cup Clip
    While Vine might be the fastest way to split and share an online moment of the World Cup, it may also be the fastest way to earn a legal threat from individuals who own the rights to the soccer championshipThe post Vine Caught in Fair Use…
  • Aug 12

    John Wayne Enterprise Filed Trademark Lawsuit against Duke University

    John Wayne Enterprise Filed Trademark Lawsuit against Duke University
    On July 3rd of 2014, heirs of John Wayne filed a lawsuit against Duke University for rights to trademark the name “Duke” on alcoholic products. History Leading Up to Lawsuit The complaint that was filed by John Wayne…
Rank this Week: 4644

IP Wise

IP Wise

Covers intellectual property litigation. By Peter J. Brann, Stacy O. Stitham, and David Swetnam-Burland.

http://ipwise.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 19

    Yes, Patent Trolls Are Doing What You Think They Are Doing

    Yes, Patent Trolls Are Doing What You Think They Are Doing
    Timothy Lee of Vox directs our attention to the latest empirical study into the economic impact of patent trolls: a paper published by Lauren Cohen of the Harvard Business School, Umit G. Gurum of the University of Texas at Dallas, and Scott…
  • Aug 17

    When Should You Ask Alice?

    When Should You Ask Alice?
    Friday was a good day for AOL, Google, IAC Search & Media, Gannet Company, and Target. The Federal Circuit reversed a district court determination that patents asserted against them by I/P Engine were valid and infringed. For the…
  • Aug 12

    Patent Reform: Not (Yet) A Dead Letter

    Patent Reform: Not (Yet) A Dead Letter
    Pardon the pun. Patent reform, a perpetual hot topic of conversation in the halls of the United States Congress, is seemingly on the minds of five Democratic senators who are trying a different tactic: Administrative, rather than legislative,…
Rank this Week: 2253

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
Rank this Week: 320

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 2685

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Aug 19

    Selling Your Beer at a Washington Farmers Market

    Selling Your Beer at a Washington Farmers Market
    Our new breweries often seek legal and business advice about ways to get brand exposure, while building a connection with their community. And, one question that comes up is whether it’s a good idea to sell or sample beer at a farmers…
  • Aug 14

    Beer Label Approval Process: TTB Employee Battle Martin Gets Some Headline Love

    Beer Label Approval Process: TTB Employee Battle Martin Gets Some Headline Love
    For those considering shipping beer across state lines, to do so lawfully, you’ll need a Certificate of Label Approval or a COLA for short. If you’re already distributing in another state, then you might have (though we hope you…
  • Aug 4

    Avoiding Headlines: Thoughts on the Lost Coast v. Aviator Brewery Trademark Lawsuit

    Avoiding Headlines: Thoughts on the Lost Coast v. Aviator Brewery Trademark Lawsuit
    It’s no longer surprising to hear about a brewery v. brewery trademark conflict. Even the non-legal-news follower hears about these disputes all the time, and most of what gets reported are conflicts during the registration process…
Rank this Week: 2043