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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 79

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    Florida’s Patent Troll Prevention Act Will Be A Disaster

    Florida’s Patent Troll Prevention Act Will Be A Disaster
    Unlike some of the neutral and unbiased articles published on this blog, this article is purely my opinion.  Florida’s new Patent Troll Prevention Act, Florida Statutes §§ 501.991-997, will be a disaster.  Similar to…
  • Aug 31

    Marijuana Business owner denied Bankruptcy relief

    Marijuana Business owner denied Bankruptcy relief
    Recently the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Tenth Circuit found that a Colorado marijuana business owner could not be awarded bankruptcy relief. The Court noted that even though Colorado has legalized the acts of…
  • Aug 27

    Abandoned? No, just modernized.

    Abandoned? No, just modernized.
    Is an original trademark abandoned if a subsequent modified version of the mark creates the same, continuous commercial impression?  In a case of first impression, the Federal Circuit answered in a resounding no.  Jack Wolfskin…
Rank this Week: 2602

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

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

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Sep 3

    Brewery Startup Series #8: Timeline to Opening

    Brewery Startup Series #8: Timeline to Opening
    How long does it take to open a brewery? I’ve put together resources as a part of our Brewery Startup Series in the past. I thought it was time to revisit the milestones we’ve provided, putting the brewery startup process…
  • Sep 3

    TTB Permits Online Makeover + Mac Compatibility!

    TTB Permits Online Makeover + Mac Compatibility!
    Well, wouldn’t you know it. Just after I found a working solution to using TTB Permits Online and my Mac and wrote about it here, TTB gives Permits Online an unexpected but very welcome update. In a post yesterday, September 2, 2015,…
  • Aug 21

    TTB Permits Online for Mac Users: Working Solution

    TTB Permits Online for Mac Users: Working Solution
    Having TTB upload errors using Microsoft Silverlight on your Mac? Think I may have a solution for you. If you can, try OSX Yosemite 10.10.4 and Firefox version 39, a combination I am currently successfully using. Later iterations of both may…
Rank this Week: 1964

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 46

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

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

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Sep 3

    Finally! DOJ Reverses Course and Requires Warrants for Stingrays!

    Finally! DOJ Reverses Course and Requires Warrants for Stingrays!
    At long last, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a slew of much-needed policy changes regarding the use of cell-cite simulators. Most importantly, starting today all federal law enforcement agencies—and all state and…
  • Sep 3

    EFF Asks Court on Behalf of Libraries and Booksellers to Recognize Readers’ Right to Be Free of NSA’s Online Surveillance

    EFF Asks Court on Behalf of Libraries and Booksellers to Recognize Readers’ Right to Be Free of NSA’s Online Surveillance
    It should be no surprise that libraries and bookstores—the places where you can go pick up a copy of 1984 or Darkness at Noon—are privacy hipsters. They’ve been fighting overbroad government surveillance since before it was…
  • Sep 3

    Street-Level Surveillance in Atlanta

    Street-Level Surveillance in Atlanta
    This Labor Day weekend, EFF joins tens of thousands of sci-fi and fantasy fans at Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia. Our goal: educate and energize the fandoms about privacy, surveillance, and free speech.  In addition to an epic cosplay…
Rank this Week: 4022

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Erik Syverson, Partner at Raines Feldman.

http://www.losangelesintellectualpropertylawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Data Breach Incidents and Attorney Client Privilege

    Data Breach Incidents and Attorney Client Privilege
    Data Breach incidents are a continuing threat to modern commercial activities.  Almost every company of every size is affected by data breach.  Large companies are obvious targets due to the size, nature and scope of their data…
  • Aug 28

    Data Breach Can Destroy Your Company and the Lives of Your Customer

    Data Breach Can Destroy Your Company and the Lives of Your Customer
    While Ashley Madison is hardly a pillar of the Fortune 500, or a traditional small market company for that matter, it should serve as a wake-up call to companies of all shapes and sizes.  The fact of the matter is, we are witnessing the…
  • Aug 24

    3rd Circuit Affirms FTC’s Authority to Regulate Data Security and Privacy

    3rd Circuit Affirms FTC’s Authority to Regulate Data Security and Privacy
    Data Security and privacy lawyers around the country have been closely monitoring the matter of FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp pending in the 3rd Circuit.  The case arose over multiple data breaches suffered by Wyndham and its customers…
Rank this Week: 4940

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
  • Sep 3

    AstraZeneca goes down

    AstraZeneca goes down
    The High Court has dismissed Astrazeneca's appeal against the finding that its rosuvastatin patent was obvious.
  • Aug 19

    Abilify interlocutory injunction continues pending appeal

    Abilify interlocutory injunction continues pending appeal
    Nicholas J stays dissolution of interlocutory injunction pending Otsuka's appeal from invalidity of aripiprazole patent judgment. Commonwealth gets security for undertaking as to damages.
  • Aug 17

    Productivity Commission to review all IP law

    Productivity Commission to review all IP law
    Minister announce Productivity Commission to review Australia's IP law
Rank this Week: 1196

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Counterpoint: The Economist's attack on the patent system-- it's all about controlling the narrative

    Counterpoint: The Economist's attack on the patent system-- it's all about controlling the narrative
    Fellow Kat Nicola has done an elegant job summarizing the case against the current patent system set out by The Economist in the Leader, entitled “Time to Fix Patents”, which appeared in the 8 August issue (the title of…
  • Sep 3

    Will Impulse shoppers be Impulsive? CJEU gives guidance

    Will Impulse shoppers be Impulsive? CJEU gives guidance
    Five-and-a-bit months after the Opinion of Advocate General Wahl was published in Case C-125/14, [here, with Katnote here] in Iron & Smith Kft v Unilever NV, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has delivered…
  • Sep 2

    Wednesday whimsie

    Wednesday whimsie
    Never too late!  On the Monday of every week this weblog publishes a "Never Too Late ..." feature in which it summarises, complete with links, the topics covered in the previous week's Katposts.  This week was no exception.…
Rank this Week: 30

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Sep 3

    Next USPTO Patent Quality Chat - September 8

    Next USPTO Patent Quality Chat - September 8
    Ann Robl Why not ease back into the work week after the long Labor Day weekend by attending the USPTO Patent Quality Chat webinar on Tuesday? This month’s topic is…
  • Sep 1

    Let's Get Ethical!

    Let's Get Ethical!
    Julie Langdon In what is an unusual set of facts, a court recently disqualified a law firm from acting as trial advocates in a case where the lead litigation attorney also prosecuted…
  • Aug 28

    Friday Fun - Patent for Action Figures with Interchangeable Brain

    Friday Fun - Patent for Action Figures with Interchangeable Brain
    Ann Robl Hats off to Uncle Milton Industries and inventor Mr. Poesch for this entertaining patent (U.S. 7,338,340). Each toy starts as a stereotypical character with a set of…
Rank this Week: 893

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

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

http://www.trendingtrademarks.com/
Rank this Week: 4662

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/
  • Sep 3

    New Patents Petitions Timeline

    New Patents Petitions Timeline
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee People have asked us for more information on the patents petition process, and based on that input, I’m pleased to announce that…
  • Aug 19

    PTAB Update: Proposed Changes to Rules Governing PTAB Trial Proceeding

    PTAB Update: Proposed Changes to Rules Governing PTAB Trial Proceeding
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee When the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) created three new kinds of post-patent issuance review proceedings to be…
  • Aug 6

    Modernization of Electronic Patent Application Proce

    Modernization of Electronic Patent Application Proce
    Guest Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Russ Slifer I’m excited to let you know about one of our newest initiatives, eCommerce Modernization (eMod), which will…
Rank this Week: 2045

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Sep 3

    Fox News Anchor Claims Violation of Right of Publicity in Toy Hamster “Harris Faulkner”

    Fox News Anchor Claims Violation of Right of Publicity in Toy Hamster “Harris Faulkner”
    Harris Faulkner, a Fox News anchor, is suing toy company Hasbro, for false endorsement, unfair competition, and violation of her right to publicity, claiming that Hasbro used her likeness without authorization to create a “Harris…
  • Sep 3

    The CopyKat - keeping bang up to date with the technoKat

    The CopyKat - keeping bang up to date with the technoKat
    Facebook has responded to criticism from top web video creators who have accused the social networking giant for failing to prevent Facebok users  from posting their videos without permission.  Facebook already has a technology…
  • Sep 2

    Neighbouring rights and Fascist Italy: a challenging article

    Neighbouring rights and Fascist Italy: a challenging article
    Life is full of surprises. Volume 5 issue 3 of the Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property (QMJIP) has just been published, and with it comes news of its choice of free-access-for-all-readers article: it's "Protecting the musicians and/or…
Rank this Week: 4098

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

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

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Sep 3

    The Eastern District of Texas 2015 Bench Bar Conference:

    The Eastern District of Texas 2015 Bench Bar Conference:
    It's time for the annual ED Texas bench/bar in Plano. The brochure announcing the festivities is attached Download Bench Bar 2015PROOF 9-3-15. This year's event has the usual attractions – judges from the district courts for the Eastern…
  • Sep 3

    Final Judgment in Core v. Apple - Apple Awarded $736,595.54 in Court Costs After ED Tex Jury Win

    Final Judgment in Core v. Apple - Apple Awarded $736,595.54 in Court Costs After ED Tex Jury Win
    As I posted back in March, a Tyler jury in Judge Gilstrap's court returned a verdict in favor of Defendant Apple in Core Wirless Licensing v. Apple, 6:12cv100, finding none of the asserted claims infringed. Yesterday Judge Gilstrap entered…
  • Sep 3

    Yes, you're getting a new trial on damages. No, that's it. Stay, anyone?

    Yes, you're getting a new trial on damages. No, that's it. Stay, anyone?
    Smartflash LLC v.Apple, 6:13cv447 (September 2, 2015) (Gilstrap, J.). Judge Gilstrap held a jury trial in Tyler in this case in February of this year. The jury found that the asserted claims were not invalid, and that they were infringed...
Rank this Week: 199

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Sep 3

    Trademark Law Includes False Endorsement

    Trademark Law Includes False Endorsement
    False endorsement occurs when a person's identity is connected with a product or service in such a way that consumers are likely to be misled about that person's sponsorship or approval of the product or service The Lanham Act governs most of…
  • Sep 3

    Kickstarter Math

    Kickstarter Math
    ...is weird, at least to Marian Call. I thought I had covered some of Ms Call's writing in the past but apparently not, so add this to our series of occasional reports from people who've braved the frontiers of Kickstarter and come back to…
  • Sep 2

    IP Without Scarcity

    IP Without Scarcity
    In an academic paper posted last year on SSRN, Mark Lemley of Stanford Law looks at the issues surrounding "IP in a World Without Scarcity." This is an academic paper and is a dense 60+ pages of PDF so I'm not going to be able to do justice…
Rank this Week: 176

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 1436

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Sep 3

    Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine Held Inapplicable To Failed Business Transaction

    Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine Held Inapplicable To Failed Business Transaction
    An Illinois appellate court recently rejected applying the inevitable disclosure doctrine in a trade secret misappropriation spat arising out of a failed business transaction. After first securing an executed confidentiality agreement,…
  • Aug 31

    Upcoming Webinar: So You Want an Injunction in a Non-Compete or Trade Secret Case?

    Upcoming Webinar: So You Want an Injunction in a Non-Compete or Trade Secret Case?
    On Thursday, September 24 at 12:00 p.m. Central, Seyfarth attorneys Eric Barton, Justin K. Beyer and Robert C. Stevens will present the seventh installment in its series of 2015 Trade Secret Webinars. Presenters will focus on the issues…
  • Aug 26

    Latest Update on Federal Trade Secrets Legislation

    Latest Update on Federal Trade Secrets Legislation
    With increased activity regarding proposed federal trade secrets legislation expected next month and for the remainder of the fall Congressional session, Seyfarth Shaw’s dedicated Trade Secrets/Non-Compete group has created a resource…
Rank this Week: 421

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Sep 3

    World Intellectual Property Indicators 2014: Design Patent Highlight

    World Intellectual Property Indicators 2014: Design Patent Highlight
    In 2013, 647,300 industrial design registrations were filed – a 6.4% drop from 2012. The decline in global registrations stems primarily from the slow-down of Chinese manufacturing, which produced 12% fewer registrations than the…
  • Sep 3

    Strong El Niño weather pattern could douse some of California’s drought problem

    Strong El Niño weather pattern could douse some of California’s drought problem
    We may not know the extent of rainfall California will receive for several months, but it has been made abundantly clear that El Niño is definitely coming. Even if we were to experience a wet and active El Niño this year, it…
  • Sep 2

    With dubious logic and inaccurate statements of law, PTAB denies another Kyle Bass IPR petition

    With dubious logic and inaccurate statements of law, PTAB denies another Kyle Bass IPR petition
    The PTAB said that the full pilot study had not been made of record, which apparently also meant to the Board that the available description of the pilot study (described in the Kappos reference) was somehow not prior art. This reasoning, if…
Rank this Week: 152

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Sep 3

    World Intellectual Property Indicators 2014: Design Patent Highlight

    World Intellectual Property Indicators 2014: Design Patent Highlight
    In 2013, 647,300 industrial design registrations were filed – a 6.4% drop from 2012. The decline in global registrations stems primarily from the slow-down of Chinese manufacturing, which produced 12% fewer registrations than the…
  • Sep 3

    Strong El Niño weather pattern could douse some of California’s drought problem

    Strong El Niño weather pattern could douse some of California’s drought problem
    We may not know the extent of rainfall California will receive for several months, but it has been made abundantly clear that El Niño is definitely coming. Even if we were to experience a wet and active El Niño this year, it…
  • Sep 2

    With dubious logic and inaccurate statements of law, PTAB denies another Kyle Bass IPR petition

    With dubious logic and inaccurate statements of law, PTAB denies another Kyle Bass IPR petition
    The PTAB said that the full pilot study had not been made of record, which apparently also meant to the Board that the available description of the pilot study (described in the Kappos reference) was somehow not prior art. This reasoning, if…
Rank this Week: 2654

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
  • Sep 3

    L-1B Denials on the Decline: A new dawn of reasonableness?

    L-1B Denials on the Decline: A new dawn of reasonableness?
    By John J. Gallini & Grant W. Godfrey On August 28, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released its performance data related to the adjudication of L-1B “specialty knowledge”…
  • Sep 1

    MBBP’s Faith Kasparian’s Article Draws National Interest

    MBBP’s Faith Kasparian’s Article Draws National Interest
    MBBP Senior Attorney Faith Kasparian’s article on M&A privacy and compliance concerns (M&A Privacy and Compliance with Applicable Privacy Laws and Sharing of Customer Information) drew the attention of Reporter Katie Rucke of…
  • Aug 26

    DraftKings Kicks off Football Season at Gillette

    DraftKings Kicks off Football Season at Gillette
    MBBP Client DraftKings, the leading provider of daily fantasy sport, will be opening a branded fantasy sports lounge at Gillette Stadium. The startup, which has raised $375 million in venture funding since 2012, also announced…
Rank this Week: 526

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    TM/right of publicity mismatch claims another video game victim

    TM/right of publicity mismatch claims another video game victim
    Virag, SRL v. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, No. 3:15-cv-01729 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 21, 2015) In yet another demonstration of the ridiculous mismatch between right of publicity law and trademark law, Sony wins dismissal of trademark…
  • Sep 2

    Do implicit falsity plaintiffs have to plead the existence of a survey?

    Do implicit falsity plaintiffs have to plead the existence of a survey?
    Vincent v. Utah Plastic Surgery Society, --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2015 WL 5090868, No. 13–4146 (10th Cir. Aug. 31, 2015) Plaintiffs (cosmetic surgeons) sued defendants (plastic surgeons) for false advertising under the Lanham Act and…
  • Sep 1

    Announcement: Howard U Entertainment/Sports Law conference, Sept. 18-19

    Announcement: Howard U Entertainment/Sports Law conference, Sept. 18-19
    On September 18-19, 2015 Howard University School of Law is hosting a national conference focusing on entertainment, arts, and sports law. It will be held at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. The conference agenda is below. Online…
Rank this Week: 68

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/
  • Sep 3

    Personal Jurisdiction: D. Kansa

    Personal Jurisdiction: D. Kansa
    Plaintiff terminates Asian distributor.  Asian distributor allegedly hires Texas defendant to manufacture counterfeits.  No general or specific jurisdiction over Texas manufacturer in Kansas. BG PRODUCTS, INC. v. STINGER CHEMICAL,…
  • Sep 2

    RCA v. VOXX – Failure to Plead Public Injury Under NY GBL 349 and 350

    RCA v. VOXX – Failure to Plead Public Injury Under NY GBL 349 and 350
    SDNY: Counterclaim under NY GBL sections 349 and 350 failed to plead necessary ‘public injury’ caused by plaintiff’s alleged sales of counterfeits. RCA TRADEMARK MANAGEMENT SAS v. VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORP., Dist. Court, SD…
  • Aug 26

    I Will Be Speaking on IP Protection of 3D Shapes at AIPLA Oct. 22 in DC

    I Will Be Speaking on IP Protection of 3D Shapes at AIPLA Oct. 22 in DC
    Page 10 of the brochure: “What type of IP Do I Need? How to Figure Out How Best to Protect 3D Creations AIPLA October brochure.
Rank this Week: 169

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
  • Sep 3

    Kim Kardashian posts corrective ad on Instagram

    Kim Kardashian posts corrective ad on Instagram
    Kim Kardashian is promoting Diclegis® on social media once again.  But this time, she is posting about the drug to correct her prior actions. On August 12, we discussed Kim Kardashian’s Instagram and Facebook post in which she…
  • Aug 31

    Amarin, FDA talking settlement

    Amarin, FDA talking settlement
    In a letter dated August 28, an attorney representing Amarin Pharma, Inc. advised the judge overseeing Amarin’s case against FDA, that “The parties have agreed to explore the possibility of settlement of this matter.”…
  • Aug 26

    Jim Beam(ing) over dismissal of class action

    Jim Beam(ing) over dismissal of class action
    On August 21, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California dismissed a putative class action lawsuit alleging that Beam Suntory falsely advertises its Jim Beam bourbon as “handmade.” Order of Dismissal, Scott…
Rank this Week: 4740

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: 128

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    No Reduction of $1.6 Million Fee Award for Alleged Overstaffing

    No Reduction of $1.6 Million Fee Award for Alleged Overstaffing
    The court partially awarded defendant's requested attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 and rejected plaintiff's argument that defendant over-staffed its case with higher level attorneys. "[Plaintiff] contends that 85% of attorney billings…
  • Sep 2

    Defendant Granted Leave to Assert Claim Under Florida “Patent Troll Prevention Act”

    Defendant Granted Leave to Assert Claim Under Florida “Patent Troll Prevention Act”
    The court granted defendant's motion to amend its pleadings to add a claim under Florida's recently-enacted Patent Troll Prevention Act and rejected plaintiff's arguments regarding delay, harassment, and futility. "Defendant sought the…
  • Sep 1

    Plaintiff’s Lack of Standing Warrants Award of Attorney Fees Under Section 285

    Plaintiff’s Lack of Standing Warrants Award of Attorney Fees Under Section 285
    The court granted defendants' motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 after a non-practicing entity plaintiff's infringement claims were dismissed for lack of standing. "Although [patent assertion entities] rarely win the lawsuits…
Rank this Week: 334

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/
  • Sep 3

    The FAA’s Drone Drill: An Introduction

    The FAA’s Drone Drill: An Introduction
    If you want to use your drone for your business, you’ll need to know what to ask for and how to ask for it. Let’s be honest: you want a drone, just like the rest of us. (True fact: We here in the CommLawBlog bunker have frequently…
  • Sep 2

    2015 Reg Fees Set, Payment Deadline Announced, Fee Filer Open (for now)

    2015 Reg Fees Set, Payment Deadline Announced, Fee Filer Open (for now)
    Fire up your computer, free up some space on your credit cards and get your FRN information ready – you’ve got until SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 to get your reg fees paid … but don’t count on paying between 6:00 p.m.,…
  • Aug 30

    Out on a Limb on the Family Tree: Amateur Loses Claimed Great-Great-Uncle’s Vanity Call Sign

    Out on a Limb on the Family Tree: Amateur Loses Claimed Great-Great-Uncle’s Vanity Call Sign
    Surprisingly, the rights to some call signs turn on degrees of relatedness. Most of our postings here deal with grave concerns of policy and regulation. Once in a while, though, a not-so-grave item catches our eye. From one such we learned…
Rank this Week: 882

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Internet Loses it Over Google’s New Logo

    Internet Loses it Over Google’s New Logo
    Google changed its logo this week, and the Internet is not happy about it. In the new design, the name appears in thicker, cleaner letters. Specifically, the new design eliminates serifs—the little tails at the bottom of each letter in…
  • Sep 2

    Can a Google Search Save Your Company $5 Million?

    Can a Google Search Save Your Company $5 Million?
    It sounds like a scam, but I swear, there is some truth to this headline. Just ask Hasbro, Inc., the owner of the Littlest Pet Shop line of toy animal figurines. If you have never seen one before, below is an example of two of the pets:…
  • Sep 1

    Very Superstitiou

    Very Superstitiou
    - Mark Prus, Principal, NameFlash “Very superstitious, writings on the wall, Very superstitious, ladders bout’ to fall.” “When you believe in things that you don’t understand, then you suffer. Superstition…
Rank this Week: 196

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Any Way Around Lyric Licensing?

    Any Way Around Lyric Licensing?
    Lorenz Hart: one great lyricistDear Rich: I want to start a lyric website that would link to a reference site like Wikipedia. Would I need a linking agreement or have to pay a fee? I am considering framing as an option as well.  I was…
  • Aug 31

    Wants to Create a Book Using Onstage Banter

    Wants to Create a Book Using Onstage Banter
    Dear Rich: We are working on a book that provides a compilation of stage banter quotes from rock concerts -- onstage quotes of famous singers and songwriters. We do not make commentary about the quotes, but some will certainly come across as…
  • Aug 24

    Wants to Copy Website's Terms of Service

    Wants to Copy Website's Terms of Service
    Dear Rich: I run a a health and fitness blog. It has come to my attention that a medical disclaimer should be included on my website. These disclaimer appear lengthy and go into a great degree of legal jargon. I would not like to craft my…
Rank this Week: 473

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: 1481

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Sep 3

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-09-02

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-09-02
    Skull and bones : Piracy sinking entertainment industry – The Express Tribune http://t.co/Gz0Mg0hP4J -> As Microsoft Takes on the Feds, Apple and Amazon Watch Nervously http://t.co/xZIYCATwqb -> Federal Court says open courts…
  • Sep 2

    Robert Thomson’s keynote address on the distributionist

    Robert Thomson’s keynote address on the distributionist
    Last month, Robert Thomson, the CEO of News Corp., gave a keynote address at the 2015 Lowy Institute Media Awards dinner. He spent a good part of that speech addressing challenges to the creative industries, and to  media companies in…
  • Sep 2

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-09-01

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-09-01
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-31: Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-30: Ashley Madison's m… http://t.co/PSIJ0MPFGI -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-31 http://t.co/jSNRJbPT5c -> Damages for invalid…
Rank this Week: 598

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 178

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 3

    Cree Lawfulness and Unlawfulne

    Cree Lawfulness and Unlawfulne
    Tracey Lindberg, Birdie (2015).Val NapoleonI have thought about Tracey Lindberg’s novel, Birdie every day since I read it.1 The novel is an irreverent, evocative, funny, and hard-hitting book that causes me to think and ask questions…
  • Sep 2

    The Case for Rate Regulation of Hospital Price

    The Case for Rate Regulation of Hospital Price
    Erin C. Fuse Brown, Resurrecting Healthcare Rate Regulation, 67 Hastings L. J. (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN.Jessica Lind MantelWith health spending in the U.S. outpacing both general inflation and spending by other developed…
  • Sep 1

    How Families Gain Recognition

    How Families Gain Recognition
    Elizabeth S. Scott & Robert E. Scott, From Contract to Status: Collaboration and the Evolution of Novel Family Relationships, 115 Colum. L. Rev. 293 (2015).Douglas NeJaimeFamily law scholarship features a significant amount of normative…
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Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    Who’s Talking to your Kids Online?

    Who’s Talking to your Kids Online?
    Did you see this social media experiment by Coby Persin where he pretends to be a 15 year-old boy? He approached a handful of 12-14 year-old girls online and invited them to meet in person. In each situation the parents were in on the act and…
  • Aug 24

    Working with People who Don’t Understand Copyright

    Working with People who Don’t Understand Copyright
    Here’s the scenario: You are a newly hired third party content creator for a company. You learn that your client has a habit of copying pictures from Pinterest or Google Images searches without verifying that they are allowed to use the…
  • Aug 18

    Pictures on your Phone – Who Owns the Copyright?

    Pictures on your Phone – Who Owns the Copyright?
    Here’s the scenario: You’re out to dinner with a group of friends. You ask your server to take a picture of your group with your phone. Your server obliges. The image is on your device; but who owns the copyright – you, the…
Rank this Week: 1919

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    New hope for trademark owners in China

    New hope for trademark owners in China
    In China, the trademark system is based on the “first-to-file” system, which means that the first company or person to file owns the legal right to the trademark. There is no requirement for the intention to actually use the mark…
  • Jul 2

    The Global Patent Prosecution Highway expands in the heat of summer

    The Global Patent Prosecution Highway expands in the heat of summer
    As summer, at least here in Denmark, finally heats up, so does the PPH thus giving both Danish and Swedish patent applicants new possibilities of speeding up and simplifying examination of their patent applications. In the following the AWA…
  • Jun 23

    The “LEGO-MAN” is still protected as a trademark

    The “LEGO-MAN” is still protected as a trademark
    Just last week the General Court of the European Union decided in a very interesting case that has been going on for years between LEGO and Best-Lock Construction. In 2000 Lego registered the below three-dimensional community trademarks for…
Rank this Week: 2032

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Sep 2

    Court Finds Dow Claims Clearly Indefinite

    Court Finds Dow Claims Clearly Indefinite
    In Dow Chemical Co. v. Nova Chemicals Corp., the Federal Circuit held claims reciting a limitation that could be calculated in several ways indefinite where the patent claims, specification, and prosecution history failed to indicate which…
  • Aug 31

    Parsing USPTO Petitions Data

    Parsing USPTO Petitions Data
    The USPTO has launched a Petitions Timeline that provides information on the types of petitions that can be filed at each stage of prosecution, the average time to decision and grant rate, and the deciding office. While some of the most…
  • Aug 26

    Amgen And Apotex Do The Biosimilar Patent Dance

    Amgen And Apotex Do The Biosimilar Patent Dance
    Amgen has filed a complaint under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), asserting that a biosimilar application filed by Apotex, Inc. infringes two of its patents. Although several complaints have invoked the BPCIA, this…
Rank this Week: 1799

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 2

    Federal Circuit Lifts Injunction Against Sandoz

    Federal Circuit Lifts Injunction Against Sandoz
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Sandoz successfully (at least for now) has overcome conventional wisdom, the plain language of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) (or, at least those provisions regarding patent litigation) and…
  • Sep 1

    Eli Lilly and Company v. Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc. (S.D. Ind. 2015)

    Eli Lilly and Company v. Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc. (S.D. Ind. 2015)
    District Court Finds Lilly Patent Infringed Based on Inducement of Infringement by Single Actor By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, in Eli Lilly and Company v. Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc., Judge Tanya Walton Pratt of the U.S. District Court for…
  • Aug 31

    Inline Plastics Corp. v. EasyPak, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Inline Plastics Corp. v. EasyPak, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    Claim Terms Not Limited to Specific Embodiment By Joseph Herndon -- In Inline Plastics Corp. v. EasyPak, LLC, the Federal Circuit offered some bits of wisdom for patent application specification drafting, while applying well-known case law to…
Rank this Week: 66

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Sep 2

    “Work Made for Hire” Can Convert a Contractor to an Employee

    “Work Made for Hire” Can Convert a Contractor to an Employee
    In California, a “work made for hire” (WMFH) provision in a contract can convert a contractor to an employee. This post describes the statutory basis for this little-known area of the  law. Before providing details, I will…
  • Aug 5

    Personal Cell Phone Use for Work Must be Reimbursed

    Personal Cell Phone Use for Work Must be Reimbursed
    This post discusses a 2014 case (Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc.) which held that California employers must reimburse employees who use a personal cell phone for work. Plaintiff Colin Cochran, as class representative, brought a…
  • Jul 28

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All
    You probably have sung “Happy Birthday [to You]” countless times. This post is about a company that has been collecting royalties from that song and the possibility that those royalties soon may stop. In 1893, sisters Mildred Jane…
Rank this Week: 765

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

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

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

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Sep 2

    Recent Commentary on Cybersecurity by Ron Raether and Scot Ganow

    Recent Commentary on Cybersecurity by Ron Raether and Scot Ganow
    On September 2, FIC partner Ron Raether spoke at the Cyber Security Forum hosted by the Cincinnati Business Courier.  Ron and fellow FIC attorney Scot Ganow regularly speak and write on the latest issues affecting cybersecurity,…
  • Sep 1

    College Athletes as Employees? Not so Fast, My Friend!

    College Athletes as Employees? Not so Fast, My Friend!
    On August 17, 2015, one of the major sports law cases over the last two years came to a surprising close. The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) declined to exercise jurisdiction over the question of…
  • Aug 31

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS
    Earlier this month, a Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s order that Michigan State disclose the names of suspects redacted from university police incident reports.   ESPN, Inc. v. Michigan State University, No.…
Rank this Week: 4457

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Sep 2

    Recent Commentary on Cybersecurity by Ron Raether and Scot Ganow

    Recent Commentary on Cybersecurity by Ron Raether and Scot Ganow
    On September 2, FIC partner Ron Raether spoke at the Cyber Security Forum hosted by the Cincinnati Business Courier.  Ron and fellow FIC attorney Scot Ganow regularly speak and write on the latest issues affecting cybersecurity,…
  • Sep 1

    College Athletes as Employees? Not so Fast, My Friend!

    College Athletes as Employees? Not so Fast, My Friend!
    On August 17, 2015, one of the major sports law cases over the last two years came to a surprising close. The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) declined to exercise jurisdiction over the question of…
  • Aug 31

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS
    Earlier this month, a Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s order that Michigan State disclose the names of suspects redacted from university police incident reports.   ESPN, Inc. v. Michigan State University, No.…
Rank this Week: 1441

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Sep 2

    Legal Issues for Artists Workshop at LMCC

    Legal Issues for Artists Workshop at LMCC
    On October 14th, I’ll be teaching a workshop on key legal issues for artists at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) in downtown Manhattan. This workshop is free but you must register beforehand. Given last year’s…
  • Aug 30

    “a glaring example of the commoditization of the art world.”

    “a glaring example of the commoditization of the art world.”
      This is what happens when an artist doesn’t perform to the tunes of an art dealer. Los Angeles dealer and artist agent Stefan Simchowitz and Dublin dealer Jonathan Ellis King have filed suit against the Ghanaian artist Ibrahim…
  • Aug 26

    Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Art & Law Program

    Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Art & Law Program
    Applications for the 2016 Art & Law Program are now being accepted.  Deadline for applications:  October 19, 2015 Going on its 7th year, The Program seeks qualified, open-minded and self-motivated individuals with an…
Rank this Week: 249

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1433

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

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

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Sep 2

    LMFAO – Band v. Beer

    LMFAO – Band v. Beer
    The musical band LMFAO is challenging a craft brewery in Michigan called Pigeon Hill Brewing Company over a beer which the brewery named the “LMFAO Stout”.  The term LMFAO is not unique to the band.  That acronym is…
  • Sep 2

    .SEX Top Level Domains Now Available – But Why?

    .SEX Top Level Domains Now Available – But Why?
    On October 5, 2015, ICANN opens the door for trademark owners to register their marks in connection with the new .SEX top-level domain.  This is called a “sunrise” period and permits domain name registrations before the…
  • Aug 28

    PECHU SANDWICH: Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Chicken – Hold the © and ®

    PECHU SANDWICH: Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Chicken – Hold the © and ®
    I read an article about a trademark/copyright lawsuit in Puerto Rico over the “Pechu Sandwich” which is a sandwich sold by Church’s Chicken on the island.  There is another interesting article about it in the…
Rank this Week: 4195

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Sep 2

    Elevating to the Public Domain

    Elevating to the Public Domain
    We were talking with reader Noel Taylor about the "Happy Birthday" song case and he made an interesting suggestion: Instead of say that a work has "fallen into" the public domain or "lapsed into" the public domain, why not say that the work…
  • Jul 30

    Going to Town on Warner/Chappell in the "Happy Birthday" case.

    Going to Town on Warner/Chappell in the "Happy Birthday" case.
    We've written about the Happy Birthday lawsuit here before.  Now it seems the case has reached a turning point -- a "smoking gun" has been found, thanks to research in the files of the pro-monopoly side, Warner/Chappell: a copy of the…
  • Feb 27

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.
    QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley did an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on Reddit today, for "Fair Use" Week: "Cartoonist, animator, and activist Nina Paley here to talk about making art and fair use!" She was joined by lawyer Sherwin Siy of Public…
Rank this Week: 597

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/
  • Sep 2

    The Long-Term Promise of Privacy Federalism, Part 2

    The Long-Term Promise of Privacy Federalism, Part 2
    Yesterday, guest blogger Bilyana Petkova summarized some of her arguments in favor of “privacy federalism,” i.e., temporary state-level regulation of privacy matters, a topic she addresses more fully in a forthcoming article on…
  • Sep 2

    Google Books Defeats Copyright Lawsuit Using 512(c)–Avdeef v. Google

    Google Books Defeats Copyright Lawsuit Using 512(c)–Avdeef v. Google
    The wheels of justice move slowly. To wit, the main Authors Guild vs. Google Books litigation has been percolating in the courts for almost a decade (September 20 is the 10 year anniversary–how do you plan to celebrate?!). Despite…
  • Sep 1

    Sisterly Online Squabbling Isn’t Criminal Stalking–People v. Selinger

    Sisterly Online Squabbling Isn’t Criminal Stalking–People v. Selinger
    This is a stalking and harassment case. The complainant’s allegations are below: I observed a photograph of a telephone number and a caption stating, “Found on the street. No.callme # anytakers? # foragoodtime.” posted on…
Rank this Week: 105

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Trademark Slogans – Swatch Registers ‘One More Thing’ Trademark

    Trademark Slogans – Swatch Registers ‘One More Thing’ Trademark
    Trademark slogans are important as they help distinguish a brand by emphasising what the business does or aims to do. By adding a tagline to a logo or name it is possible to encapsulate what the brand has become known for. We recently…
  • Aug 28

    Online Selling And Your Obligations To The Consumer

    Online Selling And Your Obligations To The Consumer
    Online selling entails certain obligations to the consumer. Online sellers, whether of goods or services, have responsibilities towards the buyer. Being aware of these obligations ensures that you are complying with the law and…
  • Aug 26

    Trademark Search – Minimizing The Dangers Of Having Similar Names To Your Competitor

    Trademark Search – Minimizing The Dangers Of Having Similar Names To Your Competitor
    Trademark search is designed to help minimize the dangers of choosing names for your business, brand, product, or service, which are similar to those of your competitors and which might land you in an expensive intellectual property conflict.…
Rank this Week: 2294

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    The Impact of Regulation and Broadband Investment

    The Impact of Regulation and Broadband Investment
               Several sponsored researchers have floated the notion that network neutrality and Title II common carrier regulation constitute the major reason why U.S. broadband carriers…
  • Aug 27

    Loving Wi-Fi to Death—Wireless Carriers Want to Commercialize Unlicensed Spectrum?

    Loving Wi-Fi to Death—Wireless Carriers Want to Commercialize Unlicensed Spectrum?
                Once upon a time, wireless carriers in the U.S. intentionally disabled handsets they sold/leased to prevent subscribers from using Wi-Fi in lieu of licensed and metered…
  • Aug 19

    Comcast Upselling Cable Modem

    Comcast Upselling Cable Modem
                Despite its commitment to improving its customer service, Comcast keeps writing and robocalling me  with an offer I can refuse.  In a rather alarmist tone, Comcast…
Rank this Week: 1529