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IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory: the pain and the pleasure of a bondage frame dispute

    Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory: the pain and the pleasure of a bondage frame dispute
    All litigation takes a toll of litigants, whether in terms of money expended, time consumed, emotions drained or blood pressure sent racing.  The following guest piece, by long-standing Katfriend, IP practitioner, blogger and Old Nick…
  • Jan 28

    Wednesday whimsie

    Wednesday whimsie
    The Twitter Ten Thousand.  Earlier today the IPKat's Twitter account @ipkat attracted its 10,000th follower.  Although 10,000 is an arbitrary number and carries no greater significance on the IP social media than, say, 9,999 or…
  • Jan 28

    Website blocking in Greece: how does it work there?

    Website blocking in Greece: how does it work there?
    Yannos ParamythiotisDebate around online copyright enforcement has intensified over the past few years, particularly with regard to blocking injunctions, and will likely be even more so this year. The recent decision of the Court of…
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/
Rank this Week: 102

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Jan 28

    Morocco Recognizes European Patents as National Patent

    Morocco Recognizes European Patents as National Patent
    Users of the European patent system will soon be able to validate their applications and EPO granted patents outside the European Patent Organization. Morocco will become the first non-member country of the EPO to validate the legal effects…
  • Jan 23

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
    Good morning, roundup readers. We have had a busy week here at inovia and compiled the latest headlines in foreign patent filing for your consideration. Please read on for the latest news: The European Patent Office (EPO) released initial…
  • Jan 22

    Record Patent Filings Reported at the EPO

    Record Patent Filings Reported at the EPO
    The European Patent Office (EPO) received over 273,000 patent filings last year, an increase of 3% from 2013, and the highest recorded numbers in the organizations history. Please note that these are still rough figures, as the final report…
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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/
  • Jan 28

    Football’s Trademark Completions And Fumble

    Football’s Trademark Completions And Fumble
    By the time this weekend is over, you will suffer from branding overload.  The Super Bowl’s alter ego could be known as Trademark Day.  Football branding includes not only the notorious commercials for top consumer brands and…
  • Jan 27

    Licensed vs. Unlicensed: The Super Bowl and Trademark Licensing

    Licensed vs. Unlicensed: The Super Bowl and Trademark Licensing
    A trademark may make you money by rendering goods or services easier for your customers and potential customers to find.  As I have written here in the past, trademarks are symbols of commercial original that tell consumers that they are…
  • Jan 23

    Anchor Weighs Anchor and Drifts Off to Where the Good Bars Go.

    Anchor Weighs Anchor and Drifts Off to Where the Good Bars Go.
    News came earlier this month that one of the beloved trademarks at my alma mater is suddenly out of use.  That is the result of the closing of the Anchor Bar (or Anchor “Restaurant,” as the sign would have it), which until…
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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

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

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jan 28

    Opportunity for Latino Law Students Interested in Intellectual Property

    Opportunity for Latino Law Students Interested in Intellectual Property
    By Jason Rantanen The Hispanic National Bar Association and Microsoft are once again sponsoring their week-long HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI).  One of my students participated in the 2013 IPLI and raved about…
  • Jan 27

    A Constitutional Challenge to Inter Partes Review

    A Constitutional Challenge to Inter Partes Review
    by Dennis Crouch The America Invents Act (AIA) created a set of new administrative review procedures (IPR, PGR, CPR) that allow third-parties to challenge already issued patents.  This new approach takes a power that was…
  • Jan 27

    Obviousness: Cannot modify Prior Art a way that Disrupts the Reference’s Contribution to the Art

    Obviousness: Cannot modify Prior Art a way that Disrupts the Reference’s Contribution to the Art
    by Dennis Crouch Plas-Pak Indus v Sulzer Mixpac (Fed. Cir. 2015) (non-precedential) In 2011, Plas-Pak requested an inter partes reexamination of Sulzer’s paint-mixing Patent No. 7,815,384.  After considering the prior art, the…
Rank this Week: 51

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: 325

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
  • Jan 28

    A 2015 Trade Policy Outlook

    A 2015 Trade Policy Outlook
    With Republicans in control of both Chambers, the Administration may finally get TPA, fast- track negotiating authority for trade agreements that allows the President to negotiate international agreements that Congress can approve or…
  • Jan 28

    ExxonMobil flexes patent muscle in offshore drilling, monetizing remote ga

    ExxonMobil flexes patent muscle in offshore drilling, monetizing remote ga
    A couple of patent applications that we discovered during our recent survey showed us evidence of a large focus on systems that optimize liquefied natural gas production operations. An enhanced system for planning the shipping of liquefied…
  • Jan 27

    PTO releases abstract idea hypotheticals with examples of patent eligible claim

    PTO releases abstract idea hypotheticals with examples of patent eligible claim
    Earlier today the United States Patent and Trademark Office released the promised patent eligible subject matter examples, which together with the recently released guidance will give applicants, patent prosecutors and patent examiners more…
Rank this Week: 151

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Jan 28

    A 2015 Trade Policy Outlook

    A 2015 Trade Policy Outlook
    With Republicans in control of both Chambers, the Administration may finally get TPA, fast- track negotiating authority for trade agreements that allows the President to negotiate international agreements that Congress can approve or…
  • Jan 28

    ExxonMobil flexes patent muscle in offshore drilling, monetizing remote ga

    ExxonMobil flexes patent muscle in offshore drilling, monetizing remote ga
    A couple of patent applications that we discovered during our recent survey showed us evidence of a large focus on systems that optimize liquefied natural gas production operations. An enhanced system for planning the shipping of liquefied…
  • Jan 27

    PTO releases abstract idea hypotheticals with examples of patent eligible claim

    PTO releases abstract idea hypotheticals with examples of patent eligible claim
    Earlier today the United States Patent and Trademark Office released the promised patent eligible subject matter examples, which together with the recently released guidance will give applicants, patent prosecutors and patent examiners more…
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Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jan 28

    Best of 2009: They always get their man

    Best of 2009: They always get their man
    Posted November 24, 2009. Yes, people do have some funny ideas of what kinds of things to protect with copyright, don’t they?   A few years ago, criminal enterprise Milberg Weiss (in its pre-conviction days) tried to assert…
  • Jan 28

    Best of 2009: Impolitico

    Best of 2009: Impolitico
    Originally posted 2009-09-17 14:01:09. Republished by Blog Post PromoterPosted September 17, 2009. I first read about the brouhaha over the Politico trademark claim against the College Politico blog on Instapundit: ED MORRISSEY: “Who…
  • Jan 27

    Best of 2009: The DMCA and the search engine

    Best of 2009: The DMCA and the search engine
    Posted on August 6, 2009. Traverse Legal: Mary Roach has a great post at CircleID on an area that we have talked about extensively, namely, copyright takedowns under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  Mary’s post…
Rank this Week: 145

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    False PAC advertising?

    False PAC advertising?
    This detailed Politico story suggests that there's a fraudulent misrepresentation problem, but that the FEC can't do much about it.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 26

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim
    Mighty Enterprises, Inc. v. She Hong Indus. Co. Ltd., 2015 WL 276771, No. 2:14–cv–06516 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 22, 2015) Mighty distributes and services heavy machinery. She Hong makes heavy machinery under the name…
  • Jan 26

    No standing for injunction-only cla

    No standing for injunction-only cla
    Graiser v. Visionworks of America, 2015 WL 248003, No. 1:14–CV–01641 (N.D. Ohio Jan. 20, 2015) Graiser sought an injunction on behalf of a putative class based on his false advertising claims, which alleged that…
Rank this Week: 68

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Jan 28

    Fehlende Herstellerkennzeichnung bei Elektrogeräten: abmahnfähig?

    Fehlende Herstellerkennzeichnung bei Elektrogeräten: abmahnfähig?
    Die Hersteller von Elektrogeräten müssen auf den jeweiligen Geräten genannt werden, so will es das ElektroG. Denn nur so kann sichergestellt werden, dass die Entsorgungskosten der Geräte korrekt umgelegt werden. Ob eine…
  • Jan 26

    Intellectual Asset Management

    Intellectual Asset Management
    Die Firma Anaqua hat mir ihre Datenbanken vorgestellt. Die dahinter liegende Idee gefällt mir: Im Kern bietet die Firma eine IP-Management-Software, also Aktenführung, Fristenüberwachung etc. Der Mehrwert der Entwicklung ist,…
  • Jan 22

    I love trying case

    I love trying case
    Über dieses Video der Kollegin Celia Goldwag Barenholtz von Cooley sind wir heute gestolpert. Im Vergleich mit den sonstigen peinlichen Anwaltsvideos sticht es dermaßen positiv heraus, dass ich es hier teilen möchte. Ein…
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Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Jan 28

    internetcases turns 10 years old today

    internetcases turns 10 years old today
    Ten years ago today, somewhat on a whim, yet to fulfill a need I saw for discussion about the law of the internet in the “blogosphere” (a term we loved dearly back then), I launched internetcases. What started out as a one-page…
  • Jan 27

    Best practices for providers of goods and services on the Internet of Thing

    Best practices for providers of goods and services on the Internet of Thing
    Today the United States Federal Trade Commission issued a report in which it detailed a number of consumer-focused issues arising from the growing Internet of Things (IoT). Companies should pay attention to the portion of the report detailing…
  • Jan 12

    Facebook wins against alleged advertising fraudster

    Facebook wins against alleged advertising fraudster
    Defendant set up more than 70 bogus Facebook accounts and impersonated online advertising companies (including by sending Facebook falsified bank records) to obtain an advertising credit line from Facebook. He ran more than $340,000 worth of…
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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/
  • Jan 28

    Can I Make Audiobooks for Private Use?

    Can I Make Audiobooks for Private Use?
    Dear Rich: Is it legal to borrow a book from my local library, make my own homemade audiobook, return the book afterwards, and keep the audio files I produced? I only want to make audiobooks for my own personal research and study, but I don't…
  • Jan 26

    Nonprofit Wants to Translate Screenplay

    Nonprofit Wants to Translate Screenplay
    Dear Rich: I'm the director of a small amateur nonprofit theatre company that puts on plays in Italian. We're planning our next production, and we want to adapt a movie screenplay into a stage play. This would involve translating the…
  • Jan 23

    Wants to Control Use of Video and Photos of Workshop

    Wants to Control Use of Video and Photos of Workshop
    Dear Rich: I work for an environmental non-profit and I have a question about how to handle photos and videos at our workshops. While presenting to schools, or out in the community we sometimes have people video tape our presentation or…
Rank this Week: 464

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Jan 28

    Travel Smart: Update Your Estate Plan Before You Travel

    Travel Smart: Update Your Estate Plan Before You Travel
    Are you planning a big trip this year? If so, you may have already began jotting down your travel to-do list to make sure that you do not miss anything for your big trip. Planning your wardrobe, checking travel arrangements and making…
  • Jan 22

    Avoid Estate Planning Mistakes to Protect Your Loved One

    Avoid Estate Planning Mistakes to Protect Your Loved One
    No one likes to think about the end of his or her life; however, it is something that we all must face. In part, we do not want to think about the loved ones that we are leaving behind when it is our time say goodbye. It is because of your…
  • Dec 1

    Looking Back… and Forward: How To Go About Giving Your Estate Plan a Year-End Review

    Looking Back… and Forward: How To Go About Giving Your Estate Plan a Year-End Review
    December 31 is quickly approaching, and many people use this time as an opportunity to reflect on the year that is nearly complete. These reflections may include new additions, losses, accomplishments or struggles. One way, though, in which…
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Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jan 28

    Anwaltskollegen und ein Stück Brot im Markenregister

    Anwaltskollegen und ein Stück Brot im Markenregister
    Beim Stöbern im Markenregister stösst man immer wieder auf bemerkenswerte Fundstücke. Ein aktuelles Beispiel – via MarkenBlog – ist eine Bildmarke, die ein herzförmiges Stück Brot vor einem grauen…
  • Jan 26

    Popcorn Time: Legales Streaming? Illegales Filesharing?

    Popcorn Time: Legales Streaming? Illegales Filesharing?
    Die App Popcorn Time, inzwischen in verschiedenen Varianten für alle gängigen Betriebssysteme erhältlich, erschliesst eine riesige Auswahl an Fernsehserien und Filmen – benutzerfreundlich, in guter Qualität und…
  • Jan 25

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #112

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #112
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten: (Kein) Rechtsfreier Raum: Strafrechtliche Verfolgung von rassistischen Äusserungen bei Facebook. Darknet: Künstler und ihr Roboter, der online Ecstasy gekauft…
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Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Swedish Government forms Innovation Council

    Swedish Government forms Innovation Council
    According to a recently published article in the Swedish business journal Veckans Affärer, the Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mikael Damberg, has promised the creation of an Innovation Council during the spring of 2015…
  • Jan 21

    Is there anything morally wrong with “Je suis Charlie”?

    Is there anything morally wrong with “Je suis Charlie”?
    In continuation of the terrible terror attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, social medias were flooded with the phrase “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”) as a message of condolence, outrage and…
  • Dec 16

    The UPCA Opt-in/Pin-out scenario

    The UPCA Opt-in/Pin-out scenario
    The Unified Patent court agreement (UPCA) has been ratified in 2014 by both Denmark and Sweden, so even if the actual advent of the unitary patent and UPC is still some way off, potential patent rights holders in the two countries should…
Rank this Week: 2053

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Jan 28

    Trademark Guide to Super Bowl XLIX: NEXT GAME UP/TITLE TOWN (Patriots) v LEGION OF BOOM/THE 12’s (Seahawks)

    Trademark Guide to Super Bowl XLIX: NEXT GAME UP/TITLE TOWN (Patriots) v LEGION OF BOOM/THE 12’s (Seahawks)
    Sunday is the Super Bowl®. In addition to the football game, Super Bowl Sunday is all really about brands – teams, television networks, advertisers, celebrities, and more. For this year’s game, here is a lineup of…
  • Jan 27

    Tuesday Trademark Tip: Register domain names first

    Tuesday Trademark Tip: Register domain names first
    Before launching a new brand name or company name, register the relevant domain names. Consider a few different extensions, not just the .com. And consider some different spellings if applicable. Once you make a name public, or file a USPTO…
  • Jan 26

    In 2015, USPTO still does not have an app or mobile formatted site

    In 2015, USPTO still does not have an app or mobile formatted site
    The USPTO is supposed to be an American symbol and repository of technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. But it is now 2015 and the USPTO website is still not available from a mobile phone (yes, there is a Beta update to the website, but…
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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/
  • Jan 28

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace
    Freedom to Tinker readers are probably aware of the current controversy over Google’s handling of ongoing security vulnerabilities in its Android WebView component. What sounds at first like a routine security problem turns out to have…
  • Jan 23

    Sign up now for the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies online course

    Sign up now for the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies online course
    At Princeton I taught a course on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies during the semester that just ended. Joe Bonneau unofficially co-taught it with me. Based on student feedback and what we accomplished in the course, it was extremely…
  • Jan 21

    Anonymous programmers can be identified by analyzing coding style

    Anonymous programmers can be identified by analyzing coding style
    Every programmer learns to code in a unique way which results in distinguishing “fingerprints” in coding style. These fingerprints can be used to compare the source code of known programmers with an anonymous piece of source code…
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Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Jan 28

    Data Privacy Day: Three Hot Button Issues in Ireland

    Data Privacy Day: Three Hot Button Issues in Ireland
    Data Privacy Day (DPD), celebrated annually on Jan. 28, is an international effort centred on “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust.” As data protection issues have moved into the sphere of broad consumer…
  • Jan 17

    DRI’s Unchanged Position on Eircode

    DRI’s Unchanged Position on Eircode
    DRI has previously outlined concerns about privacy arising from flaws in the proposed National Postcode System known as eircode. We believe that the eircode project, as currently conceived, creates significant privacy and data protection…
  • Jan 14

    How DRI Spent Your Money in 2014

    How DRI Spent Your Money in 2014
    We respect the fact that donors like to know how their money is spent, and appreciate that contributors like to see that their donations are efficiently serving the causes they give to. We were able to accomplish a huge amount in 2014 with…
Rank this Week: 1964

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
  • Jan 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-27
    Germany's privacy leaders gather to discuss suspending US Safe Harbor http://t.co/NlFQvrLR5r -> N.Y. AG Seeks To Have the ‘Strongest, Most Comprehensive’ Data Security Law in Nation http://t.co/nw8Fio5miI -> Spanish…
  • Jan 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-26
    China Strengthens Law Against Copyright Infringement http://t.co/zNWer86qEP -> California Appeal Looms over Sirius Copyright Fight http://t.co/55729l9dGw -> Italy Launches Largest Ever Pirate Site Blockade http://t.co/vB69CzV0x9 ->…
  • Jan 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-25
    Online privacy and banks: Has anyone asked the Millennials? http://t.co/t2lLDmRhrW -> How the digital revolution actually helped save HMV http://t.co/dRUPNnU8Pr -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-01-24…
Rank this Week: 573

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/
  • Jan 28

    “One Small Wiggle For A Worm, One Giant Leap For Mankind”

    “One Small Wiggle For A Worm, One Giant Leap For Mankind”
    Have you seen the Johnny Depp science fiction thriller Transcendence? If not, allow me to provide you with a quick summary. Johnny Depp plays a scientist who is driven by his interest in artificial intelligence. Depp’s character…
  • Jan 27

    When Big Data Meets Big Brother: Why Courts Should Apply United States v. Jones to Protect People’s Data

    When Big Data Meets Big Brother: Why Courts Should Apply United States v. Jones to Protect People’s Data
    In an age when people’s lives are constantly tracked, recorded, analyzed, and shared by private parties, the Third-Party Doctrine, which holds that “information knowingly exposed to private parties is unprotected by the Fourth…
  • Jan 27

    Anonymity as a Legal Right: Where and Why It Matter

    Anonymity as a Legal Right: Where and Why It Matter
    This Article examines the legal status of the right to communicate political and social ideas and criticism anonymously online. As an inherently borderless platform for communication, the Internet has generated new methods for sharing…
Rank this Week: 1797

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/
Rank this Week: 269

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 179

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jan 28

    Hitting the Road!

    Hitting the Road!
    It’s been a crazy year so far for me, and it’s going to get even more crazy because I’m hitting the road this spring! I been invited to speak at three conferences and I have The Undeniable Tour. I’m really excited to…
  • Jan 26

    Photos, the Internet, and the Law – FAQ

    Photos, the Internet, and the Law – FAQ
    I get a lot of hits on my site from people asking questions about what they can and can’t do with photos that they get from someone else that’s sent to them, texted to them, or that they find online. In many cases, the person who…
  • Jan 20

    Proposed AZ Law Would Outlaw Wearing a Disguise While Committing a Crime

    Proposed AZ Law Would Outlaw Wearing a Disguise While Committing a Crime
    The Arizona legislature is considering a law that would make it a crime to conceal your identity while breaking the law or to avoid being arrested or punished. Proposed by State Representatives Bob Thorpe, Brenda Barton, and David Livingston,…
Rank this Week: 1912

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

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

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Update: More New AWS-3 Rules Now In Effect

    Update: More New AWS-3 Rules Now In Effect
    Last year we reported on the adoption of new service rules governing AWS-3 spectrum use. And as we also reported a couple of months later, those rules took effect in July, 2014, except for a handful of provisions that had to be run through…
  • Jan 23

    Annual Webcaster Wake-Up Call! SoundExchange Reports and Payments Due Soon

    Annual Webcaster Wake-Up Call! SoundExchange Reports and Payments Due Soon
    Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose - If you’re a webcaster, you’ve got until February 2 to wrap up your annual SoundExchange homework.  Sigh. Every year brings us another year closer to death. It sure…
  • Jan 22

    FHH Lawyer Gets Ink, Yet Again!

    FHH Lawyer Gets Ink, Yet Again!
    Demonstrating that “mostly retired” clearly doesn’t mean “completely inactive”, our colleague Mitchell Lazarus has published yet another article in IEEE Spectrum magazine. (Regular readers will recall that…
Rank this Week: 866

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

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

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 294

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/
  • Jan 28

    Swiss Style Claims: Warner Lambert v Actavi

    Swiss Style Claims: Warner Lambert v Actavi
    In Warner -Lambert Company, LLC v Actavis Group Ptc EHF and Others [2015] EWHC 72 (Pat) (21 Jan 2015) Warner-Lambert LLC applied to Mr Justice Arnold for an interim injunction in the following terms: "1, The Defendants: (a) shall…
  • Jan 24

    Court of Appeal upholds Birss J in Rihanna's Case

    Court of Appeal upholds Birss J in Rihanna's Case
    Topshop, Leeds Photo Wikipedia In Fenty and Others v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd and another  [2013] EWHC 2310 (Ch), [2013] WLR(D) 310 Mr Justice Birss gave judgment to Robyn Rihanna Fenty (better known as Rihanna) and her…
  • Jan 21

    Car Wars: Enterprise and Europcar

    Car Wars: Enterprise and Europcar
    The Rival Logos: Enterprise's to the left and Europcar's to the right In Enterprise Holdings, Inc v Europcar Group UK Ltd and another [2015] EWHC 17 (Ch) (13 Jan 2015) Enterprise Holdings Inc. ("Enterprise") sued Europcar UK…
Rank this Week: 1788

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jan 27

    Myriad Throws in the Towel

    Myriad Throws in the Towel
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision in AMP v. Myriad Genetics in 2013, Myriad (paradoxically to those either not paying attention or who over interpreted the scope of the Court's holding in its opinion)…
  • Jan 26

    House Fly Genome Sequenced

    House Fly Genome Sequenced
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The phylogenetic Order Diptera comprises the "true" flies (defined as having a single pair of wings arising from the thorax) and is first found in the fossil record in the Middle Triassic (~245 million years ago). It is…
  • Jan 25

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Tris Pharma Inc. v. Par Pharmaceutical Inc. et al. 1:15-cv-00068; filed January 21, 2015 in the District Court of Delaware…
Rank this Week: 65

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    T1748/10 : accessibilité au public d'une brochure commerciale

    T1748/10 : accessibilité au public d'une brochure commerciale
    La Chambre est convaincue que la brochure commerciale D1 a été distribuée à des membres du public avant la date de priorité du brevet en cause. En soutien à ses allégations, l'Opposante a…
  • Jan 25

    T1101/14 : signature d'un mauvais document, pas de vigilance

    T1101/14 : signature d'un mauvais document, pas de vigilance
    Le mandataire avait envoyé dans le délai prévu un courrier accompagné de requêtes et indiquant que les motifs du recours étaient joints, ce qui n'était pas le cas.  La Chambre se demande…
  • Jan 21

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Le cabinet LLR, en croissance, recherche Un ingénieur brevets confirmé (h/f)  spécialisé en mécanique  mandataire européen  qualifié en propriété…
Rank this Week: 621

IPEye

IPEye

IPEye chronicles developments in intellectual property (IP) law, innovation and startup culture in emerging economies.

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Talking Street Artistry with Guesswho

    Talking Street Artistry with Guesswho
    Editor’s Note: Active since 2012 (if her/his Facebook page is a sound indicator), anonymous Indian street artist Guesswho has taken the art world and social media by storm in recent months. Using graffiti as the preferred…
  • Jan 21

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy
    Consumer Behaviour A study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology explored the average consumer’s behaviour when purchasing items in supermarkets. The study revealed that when consumers are exposed to specific visual property,…
  • Jan 21

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy
    Consumer Behavior A study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology explored the average consumer’s behaviour when purchasing items in supermarkets. The study revealed that when consumers are exposed to specific visual property,…
Rank this Week: 4958

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
Rank this Week: 1713

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    The Supreme Court Decides Trademark Tacking Case

    The Supreme Court Decides Trademark Tacking Case
    Last week the Supreme Court decided its first substantial trademark case in over ten years. Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank is a trademark infringement action involving the “tacking” of trademarks. Tacking is “a rule that…
  • Jan 27

    Sound recording of Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up” excluded in copyright infringement lawsuit between Marvin Gaye and Robin Thicke

    Sound recording of Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up” excluded in copyright infringement lawsuit between Marvin Gaye and Robin Thicke
    The Marvin Gaye estate and Robin Thicke are currently involved in a copyright infringement lawsuit which includes a dispute regarding the similarities of Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up” song and Thicke’s…
  • Jan 16

    Condolences – Alex Ome

    Condolences – Alex Ome
    My law firm, Santucci Priore, P.L. and I would like to express our condolences to the family of Alejandro (“Alex”) Omes who passed away this week. Alex Omes was an important part of South Florida’s music and entertainment…
Rank this Week: 2763

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Jan 27

    Major Financial Institutions Show Support For Bitcoin by Investing in Coinbase

    Major Financial Institutions Show Support For Bitcoin by Investing in Coinbase
    Coinbase, the self-proclaimed world's most popular bitcoin wallet provider, announced on January 20th that it raised $75 million in a Series C financing, which brings Coinbase's total capital raised to $106 million.  The round was led by…
  • Jan 20

    FinCEN Addresses Illegal Sports Betting

    FinCEN Addresses Illegal Sports Betting
    FinCEN issued an alert indicating that certain organizations and individuals have been circumventing various laws related to sports betting, including by permitting "third-party betting" and reminding the industry about the importance of…
  • Jan 14

    Stop Calling Me: Can Consumers Waive The Right to Revoke Consent under the TCPA

    Stop Calling Me: Can Consumers Waive The Right to Revoke Consent under the TCPA
    Yesterday, we published our client advisory titled Stop Calling Me:  Can Consumers Waive the right to Revoke Consent Under the TCPA?  If you call or text your customers using an automated telephone dialing system or prerecorded…
Rank this Week: 1449

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: 129

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jan 27

    Protecting Polka Dots and Zebra Stripes Through Copyright: Eleventh Circuit Affirms Ruling that Boot Designs are Infringed (But Not Willfully)

    Protecting Polka Dots and Zebra Stripes Through Copyright: Eleventh Circuit Affirms Ruling that Boot Designs are Infringed (But Not Willfully)
    By Tamar Duvdevani and Matthew Ganas A relatively common problem affecting the fashion industry is claims of copyright infringement over designs that appear on clothing and other merchandise.  In particular, retailers create product…
  • Dec 22

    Legal Alert: Change in U.S. Policy Towards Cuba

    Legal Alert: Change in U.S. Policy Towards Cuba
    By James Stewart and Ashley Green President Obama recently announced that the United States and Cuba would begin talks to reestablish diplomatic relations and partially lift the economic and travel sanctions that have existed between the two…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1389

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: 4133

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jan 27

    U.S. Patent No. 7,497,776: Multiplayer game mode with predator feature

    U.S. Patent No. 7,497,776: Multiplayer game mode with predator feature
    U.S. Patent No. 7,497,776: Multiplayer game mode with predator featureIssued March 3, 2009, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘776 patent provides a new multiplayer feature for the user. One of the users has a car different from the others (for…
  • Jan 20

    New Case - White Knuckle IP v Electronic Art

    New Case - White Knuckle IP v Electronic Art
    White Knuckle IP, LLC v. Electronic Arts, Inc.US District Court for the District of Utah1:15-cv-00014Filed January 16, 2015In a new case, plaintiff White Knuckle IP accuses Electronic Arts of infringing U.S. Pat. No. 8,529,350 entitled…
  • Jan 20

    U.S. Patent No. 7,090,576: Personalized behavior of computer controlled avatars in a virtual reality environment

    U.S. Patent No. 7,090,576: Personalized behavior of computer controlled avatars in a virtual reality environment
    U.S. Patent No. 7,090,576: Personalized behavior of computer controlled avatars in a virtual reality environmentIssued Aug. 15, 2006, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘576 patent describes a racing video game which offers enhanced computer AI to…
Rank this Week: 442

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    US Patent 8,940,520 to Pond Biofuel

    US Patent 8,940,520 to Pond Biofuel
    --United States Patent8,940,520Martin ,   et al.January 27, 2015--First claim--1. A process of growing a phototrophic biomass in a reaction zone, wherein the reaction zone includes an operative reaction mixture, wherein the operative…
  • Jan 27

    CAFC affirms PTAB in Plas-Pak

    CAFC affirms PTAB in Plas-Pak
    From Plas-Pak as to obviousness:-- Where “a patent claims a structure already known in the prior art that is altered by the mere substitution of one element for another known in the field, the combination must do more than…
  • Jan 27

    Teva, Sandoz each act after Supreme Court decision

    Teva, Sandoz each act after Supreme Court decision
    The ScotusBlog discusses current timing issues in Teva v. Sandoz:--Specifically, Sandoz and three other generics on Friday asked the Court not to wait the usual twenty-five days to put its new decision into effect, saying that each day is…
Rank this Week: 47

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jan 27

    Zimmer in the frame over movie claim, Smith moves on with Stay With Me

    Zimmer in the frame over movie claim, Smith moves on with Stay With Me
    Now there's that old saying isn't there - "where there's a hit - there's a writ" and whilst this blogger often spies claims of plagiarism, sampling and sometimes even downright copying which usually result in at least the threat of a lawsuit…
  • Jan 27

    Marrakesh Treaty: now Paraguay makes six

    Marrakesh Treaty: now Paraguay makes six
    The World Intellectual Property Organization has just issued a media release, Marrakesh Notification No. 6: Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled:…
  • Jan 26

    Sensory copyright: a forthcoming event

    Sensory copyright: a forthcoming event
    Talking scents? On Tuesday 24 February the IPKat weblog teams up with the British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association (BLACA) for the second year running to host an exciting meeting on sensory copyright. Topics under review…
Rank this Week: 4247

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Weighing Treatises v. Restatements - Copyright Edition

    Weighing Treatises v. Restatements - Copyright Edition
    In A Restatement of Copyright Law as More Independent and Stable Treatise, 79 Brooklyn L. Rev. 457 (2014), Ann Bartow considers the pitfalls of treatises as overarching guides to complex laws. These pitfalls include conflicts of interest,…
  • Jan 26

    Haber & Werfel on Troll

    Haber & Werfel on Troll
    Stephen Haber and Seth Werfel (Stanford Political Science) have posted Why Do Inventors Sell to Patent Trolls? Experimental Evidence for the Asymmetry Hypothesis. Here is the abstract:Why do individual patent holders assign their patents…
  • Jan 23

    Carol Rose on Surprising Common

    Carol Rose on Surprising Common
    Carol Rose (Univ. of Arizona, and emeritus at Yale Law) has posted a BYU symposium article, Surprising Commons. Here is the abstract:“Tragedies of the commons” due to overuse and underinvestment have long been known to affect open…
Rank this Week: 910

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 415

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Jan 27

    Coincidence or copyright infringement? You be the Judge.

    Coincidence or copyright infringement? You be the Judge.
    Sam Smith says that it’s a coincidence that his song “Stay with me” is similar to Tom Petty’s “Stand my ground” but won’t hang his hat on independent creation, where one author creates an identical or…
  • Jan 26

    Killing the Buzz: The “Highs” and Lows of Marijuana-Related Trademark

    Killing the Buzz: The “Highs” and Lows of Marijuana-Related Trademark
    This post is the first in a series by Kumar Jayasuriya, attorney and Ober’s multi-talented Legal Research Manager.   May a company register a trademark connected to the use of a controlled substance, such as marijuana? Recently, a…
  • Jan 16

    Software Patent Abstraction Hits Social Media Platform

    Software Patent Abstraction Hits Social Media Platform
    The process of creating “link relationships” between documents and personal profiles used by Facebook®, LinkedIn®, and other social media platforms came under fire in October 2012 via a patent infringement suit filed by…
Rank this Week: 1474

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Jan 27

    Trademarks and Branding: Need Some Ideas for that New Product Name?

    Trademarks and Branding: Need Some Ideas for that New Product Name?
    Written by : Susan Neuberger Weller The New York Times Magazine had a very interesting article in its January 18, 2014 issue entitled “Call It What It Is.” The article, written by Neal Gabler, looks into the methods and ideologies…
  • Jan 26

    Don’t Even Think About Advertising a SUPER BOWL Party!

    Don’t Even Think About Advertising a SUPER BOWL Party!
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller As we all know, Super Bowl XLIX will be played this Sunday in Phoenix, Arizona between the defending Champion Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. There will be events of all kinds organized all…
  • Jan 21

    The US Supreme Court Holds that Juries Should Decide the Issue of Trademark Tacking

    The US Supreme Court Holds that Juries Should Decide the Issue of Trademark Tacking
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller In the first substantive trademark decision it has issued in a decade, the US Supreme Court, in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, case number 13-1211 (January 21, 2015), affirmed the Ninth Circuit by…
Rank this Week: 1778

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2308