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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
  • Dec 8

    Law Enforcement Uses Border Search Exception as Fourth Amendment Loophole

    Law Enforcement Uses Border Search Exception as Fourth Amendment Loophole
    In recent months, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have sought access to private data on the cell phones of two journalists. Such incidents are offensive because they threaten the independence of the press and pose specific risks to…
  • Dec 8

    The 12 Days of 2FA: How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication For Your Online Account

    The 12 Days of 2FA: How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication For Your Online Account
    Enabling two-factor authentication—or 2FA for short—is among the easiest, most powerful steps you can take to protect your online accounts. Often, it’s as simple as a few clicks in your settings. However, different platforms…
  • Dec 7

    Uber Should Restore User Control to Location Privacy

    Uber Should Restore User Control to Location Privacy
    Uber has rolled out a new update to its iPhone App—Version 3.222.4—which removed the option to limit location tracking to “While Using,” a privacy setting in the iOS that provides users control of when their…
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Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

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

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • Dec 8

    ¿Qué son los contaminantes orgánicos persistentes?

    ¿Qué son los contaminantes orgánicos persistentes?
    Ensenada, Baja California. 6 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- El Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanológicas (IIO) se sumó al ejercicio de intercalibración de laboratorios que se realiza a nivel mundial a través…
  • Dec 8

    Crean alimento funcional con microalga

    Crean alimento funcional con microalga
    Guadalajara, Jalisco.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) clasifica el alga espirulina como un superalimento, ya que contiene todos los aminoácidos esenciales; es una excelente…
  • Dec 8

    Desarrollan biorreactor tubular compacto para tratamiento de aguas residuale

    Desarrollan biorreactor tubular compacto para tratamiento de aguas residuale
    Ciudad de México. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- De acuerdo con un artículo publicado en la revista Science, México es uno de los países que más se verán afectados por la falta de agua en…
Rank this Week: 1023

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/
  • Dec 8

    Blanket Import Waiver, Extended

    Blanket Import Waiver, Extended
    FCC extends waiver of Form 740 import declarations As we’ve reported here and here, the Commission is proposing to modify some import declaration rules (i.e. Sections 2.1203 and 2.1205) that require, in part, that importers of RF…
  • Dec 8

    GMR Strikes Back

    GMR Strikes Back
    We previously informed you about the Radio Music License Committee’s (RMLC) antitrust lawsuit filed against the “fourth” performing rights organization (“PRO”), Global Music Rights (“GMR”) for…
  • Dec 6

    FHH Webinar: What You Need to Know About Global Music Rights and the RMLC’s Lawsuit Against It

    FHH Webinar: What You Need to Know About Global Music Rights and the RMLC’s Lawsuit Against It
    Many broadcasters are telling FHH they’ve been contacted by the Radio Music License Committee about a lawsuit the RMLC has filed against a new performing rights organization. Called Global Music Rights, it was founded in 2013 with the…
Rank this Week: 876

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/
  • Dec 8

    Should Intermediaries (Such as Retailers) Collect and Pay IP Royalties?

    Should Intermediaries (Such as Retailers) Collect and Pay IP Royalties?
    We had an expert from an accounting firm give us a presentation yesterday about royalty audits. All sorts of bad things can occur with regard to collecting royalties from the licensee – the licensee may under count, may go bankrupt,…
  • Dec 7

    Anatomy of “Anatomy of a Rumor”

    Anatomy of “Anatomy of a Rumor”
    I was reading about the Pizzagate affair, where a 28 year-old, with an arrest record and substance-abuse problems, walked into a DC pizza place named Comet Ping Pong, and fired an AR-16 rifle several times. It was reported that he had driven…
  • Nov 29

    Infographic Explaining Top Level Domain System

    Infographic Explaining Top Level Domain System
    Infographic explaining top level domain name system, courtesy of HostingFacts.com SourceHosting Fact
Rank this Week: 171

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

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

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 127

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
  • Dec 8

    Limitations of liability in IT contracts: Atos v Sapient

    Limitations of liability in IT contracts: Atos v Sapient
    For tech lawyers like me and many readers of this blog, it’s a rare treat when a Canadian court construes an IT contract and opines on clauses we see in agreements all the time. The case IT lawyers will want to read is Atos v Sapient,…
  • Dec 8

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-07

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-07
    'Danger Report': Real estate pros fret court could break lock on secret sales data https://t.co/M5pDE8ZFL4 -> Copyright Still Essential to Economic Future  https://t.co/RWNh9TaQAR -> Leading Copyright Lawyer Roger Zissu Delivers…
  • Dec 7

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-06

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-06
    Australian creators launch campaign against proposed copyright reform https://t.co/p5LabApkIb -> Latest news | US to hold public meeting on copyright marketplace https://t.co/fadun1fwO1 -> Free speech vs. copyright in Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 598

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/
  • Dec 8

    DMCA Safe Harbor: Re-Register Your Designated Agent with the U.S. Copyright Office!

    DMCA Safe Harbor: Re-Register Your Designated Agent with the U.S. Copyright Office!
    The U.S. Copyright Office issued a final rule effective December 1, 2016, addressing one of the requirements for social media operators and other companies that allow users to post content online to qualify for the DMCA safe harbor. In…
  • Dec 5

    FriendFinder Data Breach Exposes 400 million+ Account

    FriendFinder Data Breach Exposes 400 million+ Account
    FriendFinder Networks is a company in the adult entertainment, social networking, and online dating space. Several databases from FriendFinder Networks web sites with more than 412 million accounts, including usernames, e-mails, and…
  • Nov 21

    The FBI Dips into Twitter’s Data Stream

    The FBI Dips into Twitter’s Data Stream
    Following up on our earlier post regarding the Era of Hashtag Surveillance, the FBI has published documents indicating that it intends to enter into a deal with a Twitter data miner, appropriately named Dataminr (and partially owned by…
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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/
Rank this Week: 30

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Dec 8

    Parlons hockey, prise 2

    Parlons hockey, prise 2
    Les Actifs Créatifs vous ont potiné les choix potentiels de noms pour la nouvelle franchise de Las Vegas (http://www.actifscreatifs.com/hockey-revelations-du-registre-des-marques/).  Par la suite, les médias à…
  • Nov 29

    Le brevet unitaire européen arrive!

    Le brevet unitaire européen arrive!
    Nouvelle majeure dans le monde du brevet : la Grande-Bretagne ratifie l’Accord relatif à une juridiction unifiée du brevet.  En ratifiant l’entente, la Grande-Bretagne permet la mise en oeuvre prochaine du…
  • Nov 23

    Quand les tribunaux prennent la place du Bureau de brevet

    Quand les tribunaux prennent la place du Bureau de brevet
    Aux États-Unis, il existe un « devoir de divulgation » pendant le processus menant à l’obtention d’un brevet. Ce devoir exige du demandeur de brevet qu’il informe le Bureau de brevets…
Rank this Week: 4902

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
  • Dec 8

    Coming in 2017: Reforms to Copyright Law and the Copyright Office

    Coming in 2017: Reforms to Copyright Law and the Copyright Office
    First proposal: While keeping the Copyright Office within the Legislative Branch, separate it from the Library of Congress.  I have previously suggested the more dramatic action of joining the Copyright Office with the…
  • Dec 8

    Lemley-Oliver-Richardson: Patent Purchases and Litigation Outcome

    Lemley-Oliver-Richardson: Patent Purchases and Litigation Outcome
    The sales market for patent rights continues to vex analysts – especially in terms of valuation. In their Patently-O Patent Law Journal article, Professor Mark Lemley teams up with the Richardson Oliver Group to provide some…
  • Dec 8

    Judging Ex Parte Case

    Judging Ex Parte Case
    My research inquiry – Have you read any great writing on the difference between the process of judging a contested case vs an uncontested (or ex parte) case?  [email me: dcrouch@patentlyo.com] In the contested situation, a…
Rank this Week: 53

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/
  • Dec 8

    Litigating Willful Patent Infringement in a Post-Halo World

    Litigating Willful Patent Infringement in a Post-Halo World
    After Halo, courts appear to be breathing new life into claims for willful patent infringement and enhanced damages claims. In fact, since Halo’s new standard took effect a few months ago, juries found willful infringement in three out…
  • Dec 8

    Nanoco acquisition of Kodak patents increases holdings in QLED display tech

    Nanoco acquisition of Kodak patents increases holdings in QLED display tech
    On Monday, November 28th, the UK-based nanotech firm Nanoco Group announced that it had acquired a patent portfolio from Eastman Kodak in the field of quantum dot electroluminescent displays (QLED). The commercial terms of the deal were…
  • Dec 8

    76ers’ Joel Embiid trademarks “The Process” to market Shirley Temple drinks, children’s book

    76ers’ Joel Embiid trademarks “The Process” to market Shirley Temple drinks, children’s book
    In recent weeks, Joel Embiid has filed two trademark registration applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, both of which would protect standard character marks for “THE PROCESS”. U.S. Trademark Application No.…
Rank this Week: 2495

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
  • Dec 8

    MBBP Welcomes New Attorneys to the Team

    MBBP Welcomes New Attorneys to the Team
                Morse, Barnes-Brown, and Pendleton has welcomed three new attorneys: Joshua H. Watson, William R. Schmidt II, and Kelly L. Hinkel. Josh and Kelly have become members of the Corporate Practice group,…
  • Dec 2

    Copyright Alert: New Copyright Office Electronic System to Register Designated Agents Under the DMCA

    Copyright Alert: New Copyright Office Electronic System to Register Designated Agents Under the DMCA
    Effective December 1, 2016, the US Copyright Office rolled out a new electronic system for the online registration of designated agents under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Consequently, all online…
  • Dec 1

    MBBP’s Client Abpro Collaborating with MedImmune on Medical Advancement

    MBBP’s Client Abpro Collaborating with MedImmune on Medical Advancement
    MBBP’s client Abpro, a pioneer in the field of industrial biochemistry, has recently entered into a Collaboration Agreement with MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. The…
Rank this Week: 520

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Don’t be a Turkey! – Lessons learnt for trade mark owners as the Wild case conclude

    Don’t be a Turkey! – Lessons learnt for trade mark owners as the Wild case conclude
    A recent High Court of Australia (HCA) decision has marked the finale of the dispute between Lodestar Anstalt (Wild Geese Whiskey) and Campari America LLC (Wild Turkey Bourbon), with the HCA refusing to grant Wild Turkey Bourbon leave to…
  • Dec 7

    Denial of CDA immunity defense not immediately appealable

    Denial of CDA immunity defense not immediately appealable
    On November 1, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that the Communications Decency Act (CDA) provides immunity from liability, not from suit, precluding interlocutory appellate jurisdiction under the collateral order…
  • Dec 6

    Package as “Advertising”

    Package as “Advertising”
    On October 17, 2016, a US federal trial court in the District of Columbia ruled that a competitor may pursue a Lanham Act claim for false advertising due to a container of black pepper. Watkins Inc. v. McCormick & Co., Inc., Case No.…
Rank this Week: 4540

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Dec 8

    Don’t be a Turkey! – Lessons learnt for trade mark owners as the Wild case conclude

    Don’t be a Turkey! – Lessons learnt for trade mark owners as the Wild case conclude
    A recent High Court of Australia (HCA) decision has marked the finale of the dispute between Lodestar Anstalt (Wild Geese Whiskey) and Campari America LLC (Wild Turkey Bourbon), with the HCA refusing to grant Wild Turkey Bourbon leave to…
  • Dec 7

    Denial of CDA immunity defense not immediately appealable

    Denial of CDA immunity defense not immediately appealable
    On November 1, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that the Communications Decency Act (CDA) provides immunity from liability, not from suit, precluding interlocutory appellate jurisdiction under the collateral order…
  • Dec 6

    Package as “Advertising”

    Package as “Advertising”
    On October 17, 2016, a US federal trial court in the District of Columbia ruled that a competitor may pursue a Lanham Act claim for false advertising due to a container of black pepper. Watkins Inc. v. McCormick & Co., Inc., Case No.…
Rank this Week: 4455

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Two Key Things You Need to Know About the 2016 Federal Rule Change

    Two Key Things You Need to Know About the 2016 Federal Rule Change
    On December 1, 2016, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (“FRCP”) and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (FRAP) took effect.  While at first glance, the changes may not seem dramatic, but changes such as…
  • Dec 1

    Holiday Horror Series: Part 1- Could You Patent Christmas?!

    Holiday Horror Series: Part 1- Could You Patent Christmas?!
    The holidays are upon us.  Given that everything seems to be protected by intellectual property rights, could someone protect Christmas? The most likely candidate to try to patent Christmas would be Santa Claus.  But (assuming all…
  • Nov 22

    Supreme Court May Cut Back Laches in Patent Infringement Case

    Supreme Court May Cut Back Laches in Patent Infringement Case
    The United States Supreme Court is considering whether the doctrine of laches will bar a patent infringement claim filed within the Patent Act’s six-year damage limitations period set forth in 35 U.S.C. §286.  The case before…
Rank this Week: 825

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Dec 8

    FDA to Begin Posting Adverse Event Report Data for Foods and Cosmetic

    FDA to Begin Posting Adverse Event Report Data for Foods and Cosmetic
    On December 7, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration published a Notice in the Federal Register announcing that its Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition will begin publishing data extracted from adverse event reports the Agency has…
  • Nov 17

    Weeding Through California's Prop 64: Employer Takeaway

    Weeding Through California's Prop 64: Employer Takeaway
    On Nov. 8, 2016, California voters passed Proposition 64, the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act. The initiative legalizes recreational marijuana for individuals over the age of 21. It allows adults to possess, carry, share,…
  • Nov 10

    What the 2016 Election Means for Your Industry

    What the 2016 Election Means for Your Industry
    The election of Donald Trump to be the 45th President and the retention of majorities in the House and Senate by the Republican Party were a surprise to most, but in the tradition of our country, the days after are a time for organizing to do…
Rank this Week: 4103

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/
  • Dec 8

    Trademarks Coast to Coast

    Trademarks Coast to Coast
    Guest blog by Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Boney Denison USPTO regional offices support the agency’s mission of fostering innovation by serving their regions’ intellectual property (IP) communities, assisting local…
  • Dec 6

    Providing Clear and Transparent Patent Quality Metric

    Providing Clear and Transparent Patent Quality Metric
    Guest blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Russ Slifer It is critically important that the USPTO issue patents that are of the highest quality possible, and to accomplish…
  • Dec 6

    Providing Clear and Transparent Patent Quality Metric

    Providing Clear and Transparent Patent Quality Metric
    Guest blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Russ Slifer It is critically important that the USPTO issue patents that are of the highest quality possible, and to accomplish…
Rank this Week: 1977

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: 611

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    Television Control System Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​

    Television Control System Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's television control system patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims lacked an inventive concept. "[T]he claims are limited to a…
  • Dec 7

    Enfish is Not an Intervening Change of Law Sufficient to Amend Judgment of Invalidity Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​

    Enfish is Not an Intervening Change of Law Sufficient to Amend Judgment of Invalidity Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​
    The court denied plaintiff's motion to amend an earlier judgment that the asserted claims of plaintiff's GPS patent were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and rejected plaintiff's argument that Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corp., 822…
  • Dec 6

    Real Estate Search Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​

    Real Estate Search Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​
    The court granted plaintiff's motion for summary judgment because the asserted claims of defendants' real estate search patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward an abstract idea. "[T]he…
Rank this Week: 330

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Dec 8

    2017 M&A outlook

    2017 M&A outlook
    As 2016 draws to a close, Ernst & Young has released its 15th edition of its Global Capital Confidence Barometer (the GCCB), which looks forward toward the trends and expectations in the M&A market for 2017. The GCCB is survey of more…
  • Dec 7

    Outlook on healthcare sector M&A: the next 12 month

    Outlook on healthcare sector M&A: the next 12 month
    Previously on this blog, we reported that M&A activity in the healthcare sector was expected to rise during 2016. According to a Market Spotlight released earlier this fall by Mergermarket in partnership with RR Donnelley, dealmakers and…
  • Dec 6

    Chinese outbound private equity on the rise

    Chinese outbound private equity on the rise
    Chinese buyout frenzy Outbound private equity investments from China into North America and Europe have been growing rapidly. According to the investment bank Houlihan Lokey, in H1 of 2012, the outbound Chinese private equity transaction…
Rank this Week: 4484

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Dec 8

    Ask Dr. Copyright … Are Fashion Designs Protectable?

    Ask Dr. Copyright … Are Fashion Designs Protectable?
    Dear Doc: RAH, RAH, REE, KICK ‘EM IN THE KNEE RAH, RAH, RASS, KICK ‘EM IN THE OTHER KNEE!!!!! YAAAAAAYYYYY! GO TEAM!!!!! Uh…oh yeah! I got a question… I know that clothes can’t be protected by registering a…
  • Nov 29

    Can Delay be a Defense to a Patent Infringement Lawsuit?

    Can Delay be a Defense to a Patent Infringement Lawsuit?
    In many areas of the law, excessive delay in pursuing a right can be a defense in a later lawsuit.  The defense is known as ‘laches’ and is based on fairness – by delaying the litigation, the person asserting the right…
  • Nov 29

    Can Delay be a Defense to a Patent Infringement Lawsuit?

    Can Delay be a Defense to a Patent Infringement Lawsuit?
    In many areas of the law, excessive delay in pursuing a right can be a defense in a later lawsuit.  The defense is known as ‘laches’ and is based on fairness – by delaying the litigation, the person asserting the right…
Rank this Week: 2434

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Dec 8

    3 Count: Doomed Denuvo

    3 Count: Doomed Denuvo
    Universal Pictures appeals SLAPP ruling over The Purge, French artist sues Universal Music over music video and Doom removes Denuvo in recent update. The post 3 Count: Doomed Denuvo appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Dec 7

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Arthur

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Arthur
    Elmwood City is home to Arthur and his group of anthropomorphic friends, but what happens when one of them turns out to be a plagiarist. The post Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Arthur appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Dec 7

    3 Count: Not Enough

    3 Count: Not Enough
    YouTube says it paid $1 billion in music royalties but labels say that isn't enough, case over Google results heads to Canada's Supreme Court and more! The post 3 Count: Not Enough appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 54

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/
  • Dec 8

    Another creative way to use your trademark: Christmas ornament

    Another creative way to use your trademark: Christmas ornament
    There are many ways to promote your brand and use your trademarks. (I once wrote a list, with apologies to Paul Simon, featuring “50 Ways to use your trademarks.”) Last weekend, I encountered a great way that I hand’t…
  • Dec 6

    Erik Pelton® has registered more than 2,500 trademarks with the USPTO

    Erik Pelton® has registered more than 2,500 trademarks with the USPTO
    Just recently, the number of registrations with my name attached to them in the public records of the USPTO surpassed 2,500. It is not possible (to my knowledge) to know precisely how many trademarks I have registered — the registrant…
  • Dec 2

    What to ask when hiring an online trademark service

    What to ask when hiring an online trademark service
    I am often asked about the differences between our law firm services from Erik M Pelton & Associates and those offered by budget online trademark services. In this video, I discuss a few of the considerations and questions to consider…
Rank this Week: 1297

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: 1428

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/
  • Dec 8

    Time to Say Goodbye to Forum Non Conveniens?

    Time to Say Goodbye to Forum Non Conveniens?
    Maggie Gardner, Retiring Forum Non Conveniens, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Robin EffronThe doctrine of forum non conveniens is a mainstay in the modern defendant’s procedural arsenal in transnational cases.…
  • Dec 7

    Im-be-ciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilisation of Carrie Buck

    Im-be-ciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilisation of Carrie Buck
    Adam Cohen, Imbeciles (2016).Kris MiccioAdam Cohen has written an exhaustive account of the nexus between eugenics, racism and immigration law in the United States. Against the backdrop of the Carrie Buck case, a young, poor Catholic…
  • Dec 6

    An Unsafe Financial System

    An Unsafe Financial System
    Anat R. Admati, It Takes a Village to Maintain a Dangerous Financial System in Just Financial Markets? Finance in a Just Society (Lisa Herzog ed., forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Caroline BradleyIt Takes a Village to Maintain a…
Rank this Week: 269

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    TM Specimen Fails to Associate Mark With Goods, Says TTAB

    TM Specimen Fails to Associate Mark With Goods, Says TTAB
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark shown below, for "direct current to direct current converter whose use in a battery operated electronic device allows the device to utilize more of the battery's stored energy, electronic…
  • Dec 7

    TTAB Test: Which of these Three Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which of these Three Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?
    By my estimation, somewhere around 80-85% of all Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals that reach the TTAB are affirmed on appeal. Well, here are three appeals that were decided in the past week. One refusal was reversed. Which one,…
  • Dec 6

    TTAB Test: Sink Your Teeth Into This Section 2(d) "KABOBERY" Appeal

    TTAB Test: Sink Your Teeth Into This Section 2(d) "KABOBERY" Appeal
    The USPTO refused to register the mark shown below for "Restaurant and catering services; restaurant services featuring middle-eastern cuisine" [KABOB, ORIGINAL, and 1976 disclaimed], finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the…
Rank this Week: 176

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
Rank this Week: 4456

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Dec 7

    PTAB Life Sciences Report -- Part I

    PTAB Life Sciences Report -- Part I
    By John Cravero and Richard Martin -- About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each month we will report on developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Shire Laboratories, Inc. PTAB Petition:…
  • Dec 7

    USPTO and Duke to Co-Sponsor Patent Quality Conference

    USPTO and Duke to Co-Sponsor Patent Quality Conference
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Center for Innovation Policy at Duke University are co-sponsoring a conference on patent quality. The conference will be held at USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA on December 13, 2016. Michelle…
  • Dec 6

    Guest Post -- The Emergent Microbiome: A Revolution for the Life Sciences -- Part IX, The Microbiome and Immunotherapy II

    Guest Post -- The Emergent Microbiome: A Revolution for the Life Sciences -- Part IX, The Microbiome and Immunotherapy II
    By David Puleo* and Anthony D. Sabatelli** -- Given that the majority of the human microbiome is found in the gut, it is not surprising that most microbiome-based therapeutic approaches have been used to treat gastrointestinal disorders, such…
Rank this Week: 67

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Dec 7

    ARIPO Industrial Designs Data Added to Designview

    ARIPO Industrial Designs Data Added to Designview
    December 8, 2016 — The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) has made its published industrial designs data available on the Designview search tool. Designview is the European Union Intellectual Property…
  • Dec 7

    Happening Now: 40th Session of the Administrative Council of ARIPO

    Happening Now: 40th Session of the Administrative Council of ARIPO
    December 7, 2016 – The 40th Session of the Administrative Council of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), is currently underway in Harare, Zimbabwe.  The session which takes place…
  • Nov 30

    Apple Files Trademark Application for ‘Tapback’ in Nigeria

    Apple Files Trademark Application for ‘Tapback’ in Nigeria
    December 1, 2016 -- Apple Inc. has filed a new trademark application for 'Tapback' in Nigeria. The trademark application relates to Apple's iMessage feature called 'Tapback' which allows users to share their reaction to a text…
Rank this Week: 4336

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 7

    CAFC vacates PTAB obviousness decision in Nuvasive [IPR2013- 00506. ]. A lack of articulation.

    CAFC vacates PTAB obviousness decision in Nuvasive [IPR2013- 00506. ]. A lack of articulation.
    The conclusion of Nuvasive reads:We have considered the parties’ remaining argumentsand find them unpersuasive. For these reasons, the FinalWritten Decision of the U.S. Patent and TrademarkOffice’s Patent and Trial Appeal Board…
  • Dec 7

    Oral argument in CRISPR interference on December 6, 2016

    Oral argument in CRISPR interference on December 6, 2016
    The Scientist discussed the hearing of December 6, 2016 in the CRISPR interference battle.Jeff Akst wroteJust after 10:00 a.m., three USPTO judges entered and took their seats in front of the packed room. A few minutes later, Steve Trybus of…
  • Dec 5

    PHOSITA, the Frankenstein from the US Supreme Court?

    PHOSITA, the Frankenstein from the US Supreme Court?
    The 717Madison blog had a post mentioning the use of the word "Frankenstein" in oral argument at the CAFC.That appellation goes back some time, and the first court "attacked" with this verbiage was the US Supreme Court:Prior to the…
Rank this Week: 44

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
  • Dec 7

    The 400 Million Dollar Question

    The 400 Million Dollar Question
    By Randolph J. Huis In its December 6, 2016 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court signaled a further blow to what was originally a billion dollar verdict for Apple against Samsung... read more
  • Dec 7

    The On-Sale Bar After Angiomax

    The On-Sale Bar After Angiomax
    By John C. Donch, Jr. and Danielle C. Froshhauser In The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc., the Federal Circuit held that for the on-sale bar to apply, a product must... read more
  • Sep 12

    Volpe and Koenig’s Fall 2016 Newsletter Now Available!

    Volpe and Koenig’s Fall 2016 Newsletter Now Available!
    Click here to view Volpe and Koenig’s Fall 2016 issue of The Insider.
Rank this Week: 4693

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Covers intellectual property issues in academia. By Bond Schoeneck & King.

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2341

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 1463

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/
  • Dec 7

    O2 vey - Raising Claim Construction Disputes at the Pretrial Stage

    O2 vey - Raising Claim Construction Disputes at the Pretrial Stage
    One of the effects of O2 Micro is that the raising new claim construction issues on the eve of a trial is unfortunately not terribly rare. But few cases present a situation like this one where a party's rebuttal expert...
  • Dec 5

    Motion to Switch Curtain #1 for Curtain #2 Denied

    Motion to Switch Curtain #1 for Curtain #2 Denied
    Remember Let's Make a Deal with Monty Hall? The game show where contestants had to chose their prize by picking a curtain? Remember how badly the contestants wanted to change their mind after there was a goat behind the curtain...
  • Dec 5

    New York Times Updates Status of Little League Football in Marshall, Texa

    New York Times Updates Status of Little League Football in Marshall, Texa
    Back in 2014, New York Times reporter Ken Belson had an article on the front page of the Gray Lady on the declining status of tackle football in Marshall due to the risks of head injuries, Football's Risks Sink in,...
Rank this Week: 200

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Dec 7

    U.S. FINANCIAL REGULATORS PROPOSE SWEEPING NEW CYBERSECURITY REGULATIONS

    U.S. FINANCIAL REGULATORS PROPOSE SWEEPING NEW CYBERSECURITY REGULATIONS
    By: Sydney White The U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “Agencies”), released an Advanced Notice…
  • Nov 29

    MYANMAR: DRAFT TRADE MARK LAW PROGRESS

    MYANMAR: DRAFT TRADE MARK LAW PROGRESS
    By: Melinda Upton, Rohan Singh, and Anjali Narendra Myanmar’s Draft Trade Mark Law is expected to be passed in 2017. This signals substantial changes to the current process which is based on common law and common practice rather than…
  • Nov 28

    NO THANKSGIVING TURKEY FOR CAMPARI

    NO THANKSGIVING TURKEY FOR CAMPARI
    By: Melinda Upton, Rohan Singh, and Anjali Narendra It is common practice for businesses to engage in trade mark licence agreements as a means to facilitate building brand awareness. However, the High Court of Australia’s refusal to…
Rank this Week: 1396

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Dec 7

    Specific Jurisdiction Over Entity Does Not Guarantee Jurisdiction Over its Corporate Parent

    Specific Jurisdiction Over Entity Does Not Guarantee Jurisdiction Over its Corporate Parent
    Weber-Stephen Prods., LLC v. Char-Broil, LLC, No. 16 C 4483, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 5, 2016) (Gettleman, J.). Judge Gettleman denied defendant Char-Broil’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction…
  • Dec 5

    Personal Jurisdiction Not Waived by Consent to Jurisdiction in Prior Case

    Personal Jurisdiction Not Waived by Consent to Jurisdiction in Prior Case
    Johnson v. Barrier, No. 15 C 3928, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 28, 2016) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve granted defendant UMG Recordings’ (“UMG”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint for lack of…
  • Dec 2

    No Implied Right to Copyright Infringement Indemnification

    No Implied Right to Copyright Infringement Indemnification
    Kay Bros. Enters., Inc. v. Parente¸ No. 16 C 387, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 3, 2016) (Ellis, J.). Judge Ellis granted in part third party defendant R.A. Mifflin Architects (“Mifflin”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to…
Rank this Week: 111

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Dec 7

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Secondary-ticketing services thrive on the back of unique live-market economics Media exposés and government…
  • Nov 30

    Of Hammers, Nails, and Blockchain

    Of Hammers, Nails, and Blockchain
    Originally posted on Copyright and Technology: The phrase “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail” originated with Abraham Kaplan in his seminal 1964 work on behavioral science.  He applied it — as…
  • Nov 23

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Poland country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Poland country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Prince’s estate files copyright infringement claim against Roc Nation The estate of the artist Prince has filed a…
Rank this Week: 858

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
  • Dec 7

    American Law And Culture

    American Law And Culture
    Lawrence Friedman, specialist and an American law professor in National legal history said, […]
  • Nov 17

    How Civil Law Affects You

    How Civil Law Affects You
    Municipal law is some of those topics lots of people do not know […]
  • Oct 30

    Cambodian Law

    Cambodian Law
    “Was Cambodia able to construct the planet’s greatest spiritual temple, if that period […]
Rank this Week: 345

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Dec 6

    “Oil majors are worth more adopting a 2° C pathway”

    “Oil majors are worth more adopting a 2° C pathway”
    That’s the title of a slide Carbon Tracker CEO Anthony Hadley used in a recent speech. Here is a picture of that slide. You can see it in this Youtube video, around 14 minutes in. This is probably a reference to the May 2016 Carbon…
  • Dec 6

    27% Renewable Target

    27% Renewable Target
    Guardian reports that the European Environmental Agency expects the EU to reach its 2020 target of a 20 percent renewable share. The bloc’s 2020 target calls for 20% of gross final energy consumption to come from renewable sources, and…
  • Dec 6

    Supporting Solar Road

    Supporting Solar Road
    I have been commenting on a recent article at Reneweconomy about France’s project to build some solar roads. That article is opposed to the idea. It cites many experts questioning the cost of such a project. I for one disagree. Solar…
Rank this Week: 673

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
  • Dec 6

    Damages for Design Patent Infringement: What Is an “Article of Manufacture?”

    Damages for Design Patent Infringement: What Is an “Article of Manufacture?”
    On December 6, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc.  The issue in Samsung v. Apple was whether 35 U.S.C. § 289 requires that design patent damages of a…
  • Dec 5

    Patent-Eligibility Not Saved by Claiming Functionality Via a Device

    Patent-Eligibility Not Saved by Claiming Functionality Via a Device
    In another sign that broad patent claims to software functionality cannot survive Alice’s patent-eligibility test, patent claims directed to automating a sequence of events on the Internet were held invalid under 35 USC § 101 in…
  • Dec 3

    Post-Solution Activity in Menu Generation Patent Claims Does Not Overcome Alice

    Post-Solution Activity in Menu Generation Patent Claims Does Not Overcome Alice
    In holding all claims of patents directed to generating electronic menus patent-ineligible under 35 USC § 101, a Federal Circuit panel handed Covered Business Method Review petitioners an even bigger win than they had gotten from the…
Rank this Week: 1474

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    T1921/12 : correction d'erreur en opposition par la division d'examen

    T1921/12 : correction d'erreur en opposition par la division d'examen
    Pendant la procédure d'opposition, le titulaire a requis une correction d'erreur selon la règle 139 CBE, afin de modifier "une rugosité de 0,25 µm" en "une rugosité de 0,25 µm et moins". Curieusement,…
  • Dec 4

    J7/15 et J8/15 : erreur du payeur d'annuité

    J7/15 et J8/15 : erreur du payeur d'annuité
    Pour les deux demandes en question, la taxe annuelle due pour la 5ème année et la surtaxe correspondante n'avaient pas été acquittées à temps et la section de dépôt avait rejeté la…
  • Dec 1

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    CABINET ROMAN  Conseil en Propriété industrielle  Fondé en 1892  Cherche pour un poste basé à MARSEILLE  UN INGÉNIEUR BREVET (H/F)  Profil :  -…
Rank this Week: 633

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Dec 6

    They Invented What? (No. 11)

    They Invented What? (No. 11)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,004,596:  Sealed crustless sandwich.   Abstract: A sealed crustless sandwich for providing a convenient sandwich without an outer crust…
  • Oct 15

    They Invented What? (No. 10)

    They Invented What? (No. 10)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Published Application No. 20060071122:  Full body teleportation system.   Abstract:   A pulsed gravitational wave wormhole generator system that…
  • Oct 5

    Presenting at Tolloty Technology Incubator on Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law For Entrepreneurs and Business – October 7, 2016.

    Presenting at Tolloty Technology Incubator on Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law For Entrepreneurs and Business – October 7, 2016.
    Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law For Entrepreneurs and Business. The Small Business Development Center at Kent State Tuscarawas will host a program on intellectual property protection, covering: inventions, patents, trademarks…
Rank this Week: 532

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    Fifth Circuit reverses multimillion-dollar antitrust verdict based on false advertising, remand

    Fifth Circuit reverses multimillion-dollar antitrust verdict based on false advertising, remand
    Retractable Technologies, Inc. v. Becton Dickinson & Co., No. 14-41384, 2016 WL 7046601, -- F.3d – (5th Cir. Dec. 2, 2016)Regardless of the merits, courts don’t want plaintiffs bringing false advertising claims as antitrust…
  • Dec 5

    Mardi Gras bead dogs live

    Mardi Gras bead dogs live
    At least the trademark registration does.  Remember the Mardi Gras bead dog case, Nola Spice, in which the PTO accidentally accepted a Section 15 incontestability statement during the pendency of an appeal of an order cancelling the…
  • Dec 2

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley
    Inventor Sued for Infringing His Own Patent. You Won't Believe What Happened NextMark A. Lemley Stanford Law SchoolNovember 30, 2016http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 70

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: 314