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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • May 22

    Batman and Rihanna: What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?

    Batman and Rihanna: What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?
    Found this at a great blog (pirated thoughts), which features all sorts of exciting developments in the world of comic book trademark law.  Rihanna filed a trademark application last summer for her real name “ROBYN” for…
  • May 21

    Knocking out the Knock-Off

    Knocking out the Knock-Off
    Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Puma, and other brands owned by the French company Kering SA filed a lawsuit last week in New York, alleging that the Chinese online giant Alibaba Group knowingly let counterfeit goods be advertised and sold on its…
  • May 14

    Terrible or Genius? general, international, standard company names and marks (lowercase for emphasis)

    Terrible or Genius? general, international, standard company names and marks (lowercase for emphasis)
    Last month, I wrote about RadioShack being sold off in pieces, potentially separating the trademarks from the goodwill of the business (i.e., trademark homicide). This week, I read that the same hedge fund that purchased most of the stores…
Rank this Week: 4245

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • May 22

    Abusive tactics backfires with potential attorney fees award

    Abusive tactics backfires with potential attorney fees award
    Bottom line: The standard for awarding attorney fees was lowered back in 2014 by the Supreme Court in Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. (2014).  (Click here for the Highmark case). Before 2014, obtaining an…
  • May 18

    Patent Drafting Tip: Alternative embodiments create prior art

    Patent Drafting Tip: Alternative embodiments create prior art
    Bottom line: An application for patent generally focuses on the preferred embodiments of the invention but it may be prudent to also include alternative non-preferred embodiments. One reason for including these alternative embodiments is to…
  • Apr 30

    Patent drafting tip: be noncommittal in the specification

    Patent drafting tip: be noncommittal in the specification
    Bottom line: Characterizing the invention as “may be” having a particular feature is generally effective in maintaining the breadth of a claim. By being noncommittal, the courts are less likely to import those particular features…
Rank this Week: 2035

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
  • May 22

    The EMV “Liability Shift” to occur October 1, 2015

    The EMV “Liability Shift” to occur October 1, 2015
    Counterfeit credit cards are a significant problem in the U.S. In fact, almost half of the credit card fraud in the world occurs in the U.S. A post on the Data Protection Report provided background on EMV technology and described the…
  • May 13

    Lawsuit accuses MillerCoors of falsely advertising Blue Moon as a “Craft” beer

    Lawsuit accuses MillerCoors of falsely advertising Blue Moon as a “Craft” beer
    A proposed class action lawsuit filed in San Diego County (California) Superior Court accuses MillerCoors LLC of engaging in deceptive and misleading advertising and violating California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act by describing…
  • May 7

    Alamo trademark settlement creates uncertainty for Texas businesse

    Alamo trademark settlement creates uncertainty for Texas businesse
    A recent consent order confirms that, as the owner of the Alamo, the state of Texas also owns the mission’s image and can restrict others from using its distinctive silhouette to sell commercial products. On April…
Rank this Week: 4858

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Failure to Disclose IPR in Reexam May Support Inequitable Conduct Claim

    Failure to Disclose IPR in Reexam May Support Inequitable Conduct Claim
    The court granted defendant's motion to amend its pleadings to include a claim for inequitable conduct based on plaintiff's failure to disclose IPR proceedings in a related patent during reexamination of the patents-in-suit. "[Defendant] has…
  • May 21

    No Preliminary Injunction for Patent Subject to Pending Reissue Application

    No Preliminary Injunction for Patent Subject to Pending Reissue Application
    The court denied plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction prohibiting the sale of defendant's oil cooler kits because there was a substantial question of enforceability of the patent-in-suit in light of a pending reissue application.…
  • May 20

    Misconduct of Plaintiff's Lead Trial Counsel Does Not Warrant New Trial

    Misconduct of Plaintiff's Lead Trial Counsel Does Not Warrant New Trial
    Despite finding attorney misconduct, the court denied defendant's motion for a new trial and rejected the argument that plaintiff tainted the jury verdict by discussing the results of another case involving one of the patents-in-suit.…
Rank this Week: 330

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Do you value an invitation to the UPC court fees consultation event?

    Do you value an invitation to the UPC court fees consultation event?
    It's not about the money for the AmeriKat, justabout the correct level of padding required for a proper napUS Vice President Joe Biden once said "Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value."  That…
  • May 22

    Does a patent professional need to raise the trade secret option with the client?

    Does a patent professional need to raise the trade secret option with the client?
    I recall being in a meeting a while ago where the matter under consideration was whether to seek patent protection. All of the assembled, save this Kat, were patent professionals principally engaged in the non-contentious, registration side…
  • May 22

    Disturbing news from Eponia: staff union under fire

    Disturbing news from Eponia: staff union under fire
    Merpel has been having a quiet May, but has been rudely awoken from her frolics in the amiable grass of Lincoln's Inn Fields (her preferred place for Spring gambolling) by disturbing news from the European Patent Office.Improved social…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • May 22

    Uber’s $50 billion valuation propped up by data mining practice

    Uber’s $50 billion valuation propped up by data mining practice
    Is Uber really a technology company? Essentially, Uber runs a car service and at first glance the company is no more a technology company than any other company that happens to have an app, such as your local grocery store. But as you dig…
  • May 22

    Disney leverages entertainment IP for business succe

    Disney leverages entertainment IP for business succe
    Disney holds 2,257 active patents as well as 2,287 trademarks, many of which protect design and character marks for beloved characters like Tinkerbell and Mickey Mouse. One recently acquired trademark protects the use of the standard…
  • May 21

    These Are the 20 Hardest and Easiest Art Unit

    These Are the 20 Hardest and Easiest Art Unit
    It should come as no surprise that allowance rates vary widely among art units. After all, certain factors affect certain applications more than others. One need only consider Alice Corp. and its impact on software-related business methods.…
Rank this Week: 2656

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • May 22

    Should Radio Broadcasters Pay a Performance Tax?

    Should Radio Broadcasters Pay a Performance Tax?
    I have been on a “vision quest” the past three months. A quest for knowledge. A quest for lessening the tension created in my mind over three things I love dearly – the Copyright Act, broadcasting and music. This past…
  • May 15

    Copyright Basics in a Video Short

    Copyright Basics in a Video Short
    YouTube is really great.  It has the ability to succinctly educate on all kinds of topics using the medium of film, which you know I love.  Because some of us do not learn by words, I am constantly on the hunt for great video…
  • May 8

    Do Meerkat and Periscope Apps Commit Copyright Infringement?

    Do Meerkat and Periscope Apps Commit Copyright Infringement?
    Did live streaming app providers like Periscope and Meerkat infringe on copyright law when each streamed this past week’s Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao live boxing event? Does the answer change if the event is not live, but say…
Rank this Week: 4796

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • May 22

    Nichts ist umsonst

    Nichts ist umsonst
    Der liebe Herr Kollege Vetter hat hier in einer Stellungnahme zu der Jurablogs-Diskussion Herrn Graf und mir vorgeworfen, Leistungen von Jurablogs umsonst beziehen zu wollen. Was nichts koste, sei aber auch nix. Ich halte das für zu…
  • May 19

    JuraBlogs – wir sagen leise servu

    JuraBlogs – wir sagen leise servu
    Der BLAWGer-Aggregator JuraBlogs möchte für seinen Service nun bezahlt werden. Und zwar von den bloggenden Juristen. Das ist insofern ironisch, als die dort gelisteten Blogs schon jetzt kostenlos (!) den Content für die Seite…
  • May 6

    Fundstück des Tages: Arrondissements-Rechtbank te Zwolle, Urteil vom 13.11.1962

    Fundstück des Tages: Arrondissements-Rechtbank te Zwolle, Urteil vom 13.11.1962
    Aus diesen Gründen können wir auch unmöglich unterschreiben, daß das Publikum bei dem Satz “die besten Uhrmacher der Welt” nur an Schweizer Uhrmacher denken soll./Es steht jedem frei, seine Waren oder seine…
Rank this Week: 698

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • May 22

    No Twisting Copyright Law to Remedy Other Tort Injurie

    No Twisting Copyright Law to Remedy Other Tort Injurie
    Cindy Lee Garcia agreed to act in the film, “Desert Warrior.”  The film’s producer dubbed blasphemous language into Garcia’s part and renamed the film “Innocence of Muslims.”  Garcia received…
  • May 15

    ASCAP Consent Decree Prevents Music Publisher User Discrimination

    ASCAP Consent Decree Prevents Music Publisher User Discrimination
    American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers ("ASCAP") is a performing rights organization.  ASCAP represents almost 50% of U.S. composers and music publishers in licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public…
  • May 8

    Laminate Floor Competitors Go to the Mat Over Copyrighted Design

    Laminate Floor Competitors Go to the Mat Over Copyrighted Design
    Mannington Mills manufactures and sells laminate wood flooring.  Laminate wood flooring consists of several layers.  The “décor paper” layer goes underneath the transparent overlay, which is the top layer. …
Rank this Week: 961

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • May 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/22/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/22/15
    Overdue legal recognition for African-American artists in ‘Blurred Lines’ copyright case — Sean O’Connor, Lateef Mtima, and Lita Rosario present an original take on the March 2015 jury verdict. “The older…
  • May 19

    Improving Licensing Should Not be Alarming

    Improving Licensing Should Not be Alarming
    The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) held a public meeting on April 1 to discuss how the federal government could facilitate the development of the online licensing environment for copyrighted works. Specifically, the USPTO was…
  • May 15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/15/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/15/15
    At West Point, Shaping Future Warriors Through Plutarch and Shakespeare — Elizabeth Samet teaches literature to soldiers. “Lessons from literature, she said, can guide soldiers ‘to follow lawful orders and never surrender…
Rank this Week: 261

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/
  • May 22

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXVIII

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXVIII
    Here is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client registrations obtained from the public records so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected – and the wide range of…
  • May 20

    Trademark Guide to the final Late Show with David @Letterman

    Trademark Guide to the final Late Show with David @Letterman
    Tonight is the final show in the long running Late Show with David Letterman. As a teenager and young adult, I was a big fan of Dave’s humor. Years, later, watching my good friend and comedian Jon Fisch do  stand up on the show was…
  • May 20

    Webinar this Friday – TTAB: Practical Guidance on Strategy and Tactic

    Webinar this Friday – TTAB: Practical Guidance on Strategy and Tactic
    On this Friday, I will join Jonathan Hudis and Rebeccah Gan to present a webinar entitled USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board: Practical Guidance on Strategy and Tactics for Clear Law Institute.   The following description…
Rank this Week: 1326

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • May 22

    The Age of EU Copyright Reform? An event reminder

    The Age of EU Copyright Reform? An event reminder
    On Tuesday 26 May I am organising an event at the London offices of RPC, devoted to discussing everything EU copyright law and policy.There are a couple of places still available to attend in person this event, which is also possible to…
  • May 22

    New Approach to Conflicts between Pre-existing Works and Derivative Works under French Law?

    New Approach to Conflicts between Pre-existing Works and Derivative Works under French Law?
    The balance to be struck between the rights of the author of a pre-existing work and those of the author of a work derived therefrom is a recurring and vexing issue in French copyright law.In theory, there is no balance; rather, the author of…
  • May 20

    Spotify leak puts streaming royalties in focu

    Spotify leak puts streaming royalties in focu
    The Verge has published details of the hitherto unknown terms of the January 2011 deal between streaming service Spotify and Sony Music, one of the two big record labels. And it makes for fascinating reading. Perhaps what isn't…
Rank this Week: 4184

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • May 22

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay
    Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. BCG Partners, Inc., Nos. 10 C 715, 716, 718, 720, 721, 726, 882-885, 929 & 931, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 25, 2015) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendants’ motion to stay this patent…
  • May 20

    Bit Torrent Default Judgment Gets $750/Movie

    Bit Torrent Default Judgment Gets $750/Movie
    Malibu Media, LLC v. Funderburg, No. 13 C 2614, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 24, 2015) (Dow, J.). Judge Dow granted plaintiff Malibu Media’s motion for default judgment in this copyright case regarding pornographic movies.  Malibu…
  • May 18

    Bit Torrent Does Must Overlap in Swarm to be Joined

    Bit Torrent Does Must Overlap in Swarm to be Joined
    Dallas Buyers Club, LLC v. Does 1-14., No. 15 C 2924, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 7, 2015) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur sua sponte granted plaintiff Dallas Buyers Club leave to amend its complaint in this Bit Torrent copyright infringement…
Rank this Week: 107

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Three Summary Judgment Motions: Morehouse Defense, Claim Preclusion, and Contract Estoppel

    Three Summary Judgment Motions: Morehouse Defense, Claim Preclusion, and Contract Estoppel
    Here are three recent TTAB decisions granting motions for summary judgment (in whole or in part), the first rejecting an applicant's Morehouse defense, the second applying claim preclusion, and the third sustaining a defense of contract…
  • May 21

    TTAB Test: Are COW CREEK and BULL CREEK BREWING Confusable for Beer?

    TTAB Test: Are COW CREEK and BULL CREEK BREWING Confusable for Beer?
    This applicant found itself up a creek when the USPTO refused registration of its mark COW CREEK for beer, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark BULL CREEK BREWING, in standard character and design forms, for…
  • May 20

    TTAB Reverses Mere Descriptiveness Refusal of "ERILLO" For Electronic Cigar

    TTAB Reverses Mere Descriptiveness Refusal of "ERILLO" For Electronic Cigar
    The Board reversed this Section 2(e)(1) refusal of the mark ERILLO, finding it not merely descriptive of "tobacco products and accessories, namely electronic cigarettes and electronic cigars." The examining attorney contended that "rillo is…
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/
  • May 22

    Reframing (and Reclaiming) Pregnancy and Abortion

    Reframing (and Reclaiming) Pregnancy and Abortion
    Khiara Bridges, When Pregnancy is an Injury: Rape, Law, and Culture, 65 Stan. L. Rev. 457 (2013).Melissa MurrayIn recent years, anti-abortion advocates have argued that abortion harms not only a developing fetus, it also harms the woman who…
  • May 20

    Higher Education’s Brands in Cyberspace

    Higher Education’s Brands in Cyberspace
    Jacob H. Rooksby, Defining Domain: Higher Education’s Battles for Cyberspace, 80 Brooklyn L. Rev. __ (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN.Michael CarrollProfessor Rooksby studies the way in which higher education institutions…
  • May 19

    Law, Neuroscience and Neuroethic

    Law, Neuroscience and Neuroethic
    Jens Clausen and Neil Levy (eds.), Handbook of Neuroethics (2015).Dennis PattersonThe relationship between the mind and the brain is a topic of immense philosophical, scientific, and popular interest.1 The diverse but…
Rank this Week: 264

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
  • May 22

    La Regulación de Inteligencia en Colombia Se Raja en los Derechos Humano

    La Regulación de Inteligencia en Colombia Se Raja en los Derechos Humano
    En la actualidad, cada vez los Estados cuentan con más medios para vigilar las comunicaciones de las personas debido a los constantes avances tecnológicos. Ahora más que nunca, los Estados cuentan con una mayor capacidad…
  • May 21

    Federal Anti-SLAPP Bill Introduced in the House

    Federal Anti-SLAPP Bill Introduced in the House
    A bipartisan group of representatives, including Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA), recently introduced the SPEAK FREE Act of 2015, a bill that would help protect victims of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation,…
  • May 21

    Africa's Worst New Internet Censorship Law Could be Coming to South Africa

    Africa's Worst New Internet Censorship Law Could be Coming to South Africa
    Only once in a while does an Internet censorship law or regulation come along that is so audacious in its scope, so misguided in its premises, and so poorly thought out in its execution, that you have to check your calendar to make sure April…
Rank this Week: 4066

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 21

    Patent Profile: DermTech Receives Patent for Method of Detecting Melanoma in Human Subject

    Patent Profile: DermTech Receives Patent for Method of Detecting Melanoma in Human Subject
    By Josh Bosman -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently issued a notice of allowance for U.S. Application No. 14/199,900, which is entitled "Diagnosis of Solar Lentigo by Nucleic Acid Analysis." The '900 application, which is assigned…
  • May 20

    Final "Ministerial" Rule Amendments for Practice Before the PTAB

    Final "Ministerial" Rule Amendments for Practice Before the PTAB
    By Andrew Williams -- On May 19, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published its first "Final Rules" package of amendments to the Rule of Practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB"). Keeping with Director Lee's…
  • May 19

    Biogen MA, Inc. v. Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Biogen MA, Inc. v. Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C. § 146 pursuant to changes in the statute provided by…
Rank this Week: 66

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    T755/09 : recours formé au seul nom d'un co-déposant

    T755/09 : recours formé au seul nom d'un co-déposant
    Dans l'acte de recours, le mandataire agréé avait indiqué que le déposant Nortel Networks limited formait un recours contre la décision de rejet de la demande. Or, cette dernière avait…
  • May 19

    T1756/11 : observations de tiers en opposition

    T1756/11 : observations de tiers en opposition
    Cette décision traite de la manière de considérer les observations de tiers soumises en procédure d'opposition et de recours sur opposition. Des observations de tiers avaient été…
  • May 17

    Offres d'emploi

    Offres d'emploi
    Le Cabinet Regimbeau propose trois offres d'emploi : INGENIEUR BREVETS (H/F) PHYSIQUE - ELECTRONIQUE - NOUVELLES TECHNOLOGIES  - Paris Pour renforcer notre équipe, nous recherchons un(e) ingénieur…
Rank this Week: 623

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Nikki Siesel, Esq. of the Law Offices Of Joseph C. Messina.

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • May 21

    Precedential Board Decision Refusing To Consider Evidence Of Marketplace Usage

    Precedential Board Decision Refusing To Consider Evidence Of Marketplace Usage
    Hughes Furniture Industries, Inc. (“Applicant”) was seeking to register a stylized mark H HUGHES FURNITURE -MOTION EAZE RECLINERS for furniture. The application was refused and the Applicant appealed to the Trademark Trial and…
  • May 8

    SMART ONES Brand (Heinz) challenges SMART BALANCE At The TTAB

    SMART ONES Brand (Heinz) challenges SMART BALANCE At The TTAB
    H.J. Heinz Company and Promark Brands (collectively “Opposers”) commenced opposition proceedings against GFA Brands (the “Applicant”) attempting to block registration of the mark SMART BALANCE based on their…
  • Apr 26

    Recent TTAB Decision Involving Wine And Likelihood of Confusion

    Recent TTAB Decision Involving Wine And Likelihood of Confusion
    Kinney Family Vinters LLC doing business as Occasio Winery (“Applicant”) filed a trademark application for the mark APOTHEOSIS for various types of wine. E. & J. Gallo Winery (“Opposer”) filed a Notice of…
Rank this Week: 4435

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
  • May 21

    Project home appeal

    Project home appeal
    The Full Court has partially allowed Tamawood's appeal, and denied Habitare's appeal from Collier J's findings about copyright infringement.
  • May 13

    How much is that copyright in the power generation system

    How much is that copyright in the power generation system
    The Full Federal Court has allowed the Commissioner of Taxation’s appeal from Pagone J’s ruling allowing SPI Powernet a deduction for the value of its copyright in the plans, drawings and manuals for its electricity power…
  • May 6

    ACIP Final Designs Report

    ACIP Final Designs Report
    ACIP’s final report into its review of the Designs System has been published. The report is 70 pages (including annexes) – 43 pages for the report itself; and 23 recommendations. Key recommendations include: investigate joining…
Rank this Week: 1192

IP Litigation Law Blog

IP Litigation Law Blog

Covers contingent fee, alternative billing, copyright lawsuits and patent lawsuits. By Mann Law Group.

http://www.iplitigationblog.com/
  • May 21

    "When Dr. Leighton and Mr. Lewin patented their invention, they expected our legal system to protect their intellectual property."

    "When Dr. Leighton and Mr. Lewin patented their invention, they expected our legal system to protect their intellectual property."
    Heh, heh, heh...ho, ho, ho,...whatever lead them to believe THAT? The Federal Circuit, perhaps spurred on by the hysteria over "patent trolls," continues to systematically extract whatever worn down, yellowed and decaying teeth remain in the…
  • Dec 4

    Too big to what??

    Too big to what??
    You have heard about banks that are "too big to fail."  Well, we are about to find out if some law firms are too big to make mistakes.At least that is what Sidley & Austin is apparently hoping the Federal Circuit will conclude…
  • Jul 29

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List
    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List Normally we don’t toot our own horn – but we are pleased and honored to announce that our founder Philip P. Mann was recognized in the 2014 Washington Super…
Rank this Week: 1689

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

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device
    Church & Dwight Co. v. SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics, GMBH, No. 14 Civ. 00585, 2015 WL 2359467 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 24, 2015) Earlier discussion.  SPD argued that the FDCA barred Lanham Act false advertising claims against it…
  • May 21

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP
    Radiance Foundation, Inc. v. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, No. 14-1568 (4th Cir. May 19, 2015)  The Radiance Foundation published an article online entitled “NAACP: National Association for the…
  • May 20

    Pop goes the lawsuit: "original" ice pop claim could be false advertising

    Pop goes the lawsuit: "original" ice pop claim could be false advertising
    Conopco Inc. v. Wells Enterprises, Inc., No. 14 Civ. 2223, 2015 WL 2330115 (S.D.N.Y. May 13, 2015) Wells makes the Bomb Pop, the first red-white-and-blue rocket-shaped ice pop sold in the US, created in 1955, and markets it as the…
Rank this Week: 68

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 451

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: 682

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 420

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 21

    AIA Applications Working Through the System

    AIA Applications Working Through the System
    The AIA makes important changes to the law of prior-art that will impact which inventions are patentable, although it remains unclear whether the new law makes it more difficult to obtain patent protection because it increases the scope of…
  • May 20

    Patent Quality.

    Patent Quality.
    Somewhat interesting to me that the USPTO self-reported quality numbers are way-down for FY2015.  I have not yet followed-up, but my initial guess is that the change is a measurement change rather than a change in practice.…
  • May 20

    Copyrighting Your Patent?

    Copyrighting Your Patent?
    by Dennis Crouch Although it sounds of a malformed naive question, at times patent applicants do want to copyright their patent.  The patent application may, for instance, include software code, prose, or particular schematics that…
Rank this Week: 51

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 1428

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 104

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/
Rank this Week: 4390

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: 303

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 21

    Use of NAVAJO – Is Urban Outfitters Infringing or Not?

    Use of NAVAJO – Is Urban Outfitters Infringing or Not?
    Battles continue to wage over use of the “Navajo” and “Navaho” marks in New Mexico federal court. The Navajo Nation (“the Nation”) sued Urban Outfitters and its subsidiaries, including one of my favorite…
  • May 20

    Companies Get the Unions They Deserve

    Companies Get the Unions They Deserve
    -  James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA I grew up in a union household. My father was a teacher in the Minneapolis Public School system for nearly thirty years. Once he finished his first probationary year and was certified, he…
  • May 19

    Softening a Double Entendre With a Picture?

    Softening a Double Entendre With a Picture?
    It has been a while since I’ve seen a billboard in the Twin Cities worth writing about, but this one engaged my attention. Let’s hope for more as our weather turns for the better. It appears the Minnesota Department of Health is…
Rank this Week: 196

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • May 21

    Business Leaders Rank Cyber Risk #2 on List of Main Concern

    Business Leaders Rank Cyber Risk #2 on List of Main Concern
    Posted By Henry M. Sneath, Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Breach Prevention and Response Team at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  hsneath@psmn.com or 412-288-4013 Travelers Indemnity and Insurance…
  • May 11

    Updated Resources and Link Section

    Updated Resources and Link Section
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) We’ve updated our Resources and Links page with more links to helpful…
  • Apr 29

    USPTO and US Copyright Office Offer New Tools for Practitioner

    USPTO and US Copyright Office Offer New Tools for Practitioner
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The US Patent and Trademark Office and the US Copyright Office recently announced…
Rank this Week: 1682

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 445

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Indictment against Chinese nationals for economic espionage as to FBAR technology

    Indictment against Chinese nationals for economic espionage as to FBAR technology
    An AP story discusses a 32-page indictment for theft of trade secrets by six Chinese nationals and includes the textIn 2006, Hao Zhang worked for Skyworks Solutions Inc. in Woburn, Massachusetts, and Wei Pang took a job in Fort Collins,…
  • May 21

    PricewaterhouseCoopers says patent lawsuits in US down in 2014

    PricewaterhouseCoopers says patent lawsuits in US down in 2014
    Susan Decker's post Drop in Patent Lawsuits, Damages Blunts Call for Congress to Act discusses results of a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s PwC which showed that patent lawsuits went down in the year 2014.Within Decker's…
  • May 21

    US application 20150140640 on microorganisms capable of growing on crude glycerol

    US application 20150140640 on microorganisms capable of growing on crude glycerol
    Published US application 20150140640 is titled PROCESS FOR GROWING NATURAL OR ENGINEERED HIGH LIPID ACCUMULATING STRAIN ON CRUDE GLYCEROL AND/OR OTHER SOURCES OF WASTE CARBON FOR THE PRODUCTION OF OILS, FUELS, OLEOCHEMICALS, AND OTHER…
Rank this Week: 47

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
  • May 21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-20
    Sad To See You Go: The Impact Of Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation CASL On Subscriber Rates http://t.co/4HiqrS1Vii -> Hewlett-Packard sued by MicroTech over Autonomy software deal http://t.co/zKGSgNBBqU -> ‘Godzilla’ Strikes…
  • May 20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-19
    blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-18 http://t.co/J4VhDdFajT -> Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-18: Etsy investors sue for fraud over fears that millions of ite… http://t.co/pnepoXNajm -> Patents…
  • May 19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-18
    Etsy investors sue for fraud over fears that millions of items sold through crafts site could violate trademarks http://t.co/KhViysraOJ -> $102M eHealth Ontario legal battle with CGI going to arbitration http://t.co/VEAmQwGMKs -> A…
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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/
  • May 21

    Dislike or Defamation – Rules about Online Review

    Dislike or Defamation – Rules about Online Review
    When it comes to online review sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor, it may be difficult to do to determine when a reviewer is a legally sharing their dissatisfaction about you and when they are out-and-out defaming you. The former is legally…
  • May 14

    If Someone Sends you a Photo of Themselves, Do you Own It?

    If Someone Sends you a Photo of Themselves, Do you Own It?
    Frequently I hear questions like, “If someone emails or texts me a photo of themselves, does it become my property?” Many people in this situation want to know if they own the photo and what they are allowed to do with it. The…
  • May 12

    What’s Up with the Cactus-Cams in Paradise Valley?

    What’s Up with the Cactus-Cams in Paradise Valley?
    If you’re at an intersection in Paradise Valley and you see a saguaro cactus that looks fake, it probably is. Paradise Valley recently installed three fake cacti that contain cameras that will be snapping photos of every license plate…
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • May 21

    The EU Single Digital Market - 16 Initiatives to Success?

    The EU Single Digital Market - 16 Initiatives to Success?
    As diligent readers of this blog have probably noted, the last 12 months have been vary favorable to those who are inclined to law reforms, especially in the field of copyright. This writer, for one, enjoys the rapid changes being introduced,…
  • May 8

    Retrospective - Geographical Indicators and Trademark

    Retrospective - Geographical Indicators and Trademark
    As many wine connoisseurs can clearly tell you, there is a vast amount of difference in the origin of a wine, be it from Southern France or Northern Italy, the specific region where the product is produced lends itself to create a nuanced…
  • Apr 30

    Pirates Uncovered - Dallas Buyers Club's Landmark Case in Australia

    Pirates Uncovered - Dallas Buyers Club's Landmark Case in Australia
    Piracy is considered by many in the entertainment industry to be the plight of the 21st century creative minds and pockets (and the pockets' of many shareholders, one would think). What ever your thoughts on copyright piracy, the topic…
Rank this Week: 4750

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • May 20

    Patent Safe Harbor Applies To Supplemental New Drug Application

    Patent Safe Harbor Applies To Supplemental New Drug Application
    On May 13, 2015, the Federal Circuit confirmed in Classen Immunotherapies, Inc. v. Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. that the safe harbor provisions of 35 U.S.C. § 271(e)(1) can shield post-FDA approval activities from liability for patent…
  • May 18

    Federal Circuit Finds No Direct Infringement Of Akamai Patent

    Federal Circuit Finds No Direct Infringement Of Akamai Patent
    The Federal Circuit issued its remand decision in Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., this time affirming the district court decision that Limelight was not liable for infringing Akamai’s patents because Limelight had…
  • May 13

    First Look At False Marking Under The AIA

    First Look At False Marking Under The AIA
    In Sukumar v. Nautilus, Inc., the Federal Circuit took its first look at the standing requirements to bring a false marking case under the American Invents Act (AIA). The court rejected Nautilus’ arguments that only “market…
Rank this Week: 1791

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

Covers strategic brand planning and foundation with commentary on trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, making a brand famous, confronting online infringement and cybersquatting, and licensing a trademark. By Justin Clark.

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 4691

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • May 20

    “Mobile Justice”? or Risky Vigilante Journalism?

    “Mobile Justice”? or Risky Vigilante Journalism?
     By Andrew H. Fuller The American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) Oregon chapter and four other state chapters offer a smartphone app called Mobile Justice, which allows users to easily record interactions with the police. In…
  • May 20

    Telecoms’ Latest Attempt to Kill Net Neutrality

    Telecoms’ Latest Attempt to Kill Net Neutrality
     By Brennen Johnson Last month, the Federal Communications Commission published its new net neutrality rules in the Federal Register. In response to the new rules, there has been an onslaught of legal challenges brought by telecom…
  • May 18

    Faking it by Omission? The FTC Targets Undisclosed Compensation for Online Review

    Faking it by Omission? The FTC Targets Undisclosed Compensation for Online Review
     By Julie Liu When we sift through reviews for products and services, one of our top considerations is whether the words genuinely come from the customer’s experience and not a company’s imagination. There is no way, however,…
Rank this Week: 957

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/
  • May 20

    Law Office Management: Treadmill Desk

    Law Office Management: Treadmill Desk
    I've heard of being chained to your desk, but this is ridiculous. Yes, I have joined the ranks of those using not just standup desks, but a treadmill under my desk. As I dictate this, walking, I have a two-thirds...
  • May 20

    No More Stupid Pet Tricks - an Homage

    No More Stupid Pet Tricks - an Homage
    Many eyes will be turned to David Letterman tonight as he has his last show, ending a long, long run. I was just thinking this morning how much we'll miss his "Stupid Pet Tricks" segment, and in homage (see here...
  • May 20

    Typical EDTexweblog reader reaction

    Typical EDTexweblog reader reaction
    Mesmerized WTF? Bored. (Left to right). Courtesy of the Smith boys, circa 2005.
Rank this Week: 197

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1421

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/
  • May 20

    USPTO Assistance for Independent Inventors and Small Businesse

    USPTO Assistance for Independent Inventors and Small Businesse
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Helping small businesses and independent inventors with limited resources is an important goal of the USPTO, and supports the Obama…
  • May 19

    Redesigned and Updated Patents Dashboard

    Redesigned and Updated Patents Dashboard
    Guest blog by Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino In direct response to feedback we’ve received from the public, we have updated our online Patents Dashboard. The Patents Dashboard is one of several tools the USPTO makes available…
  • May 13

    Attend a Patent Public Advisory Committee Meeting

    Attend a Patent Public Advisory Committee Meeting
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Input from the public is invaluable to us so we can best serve the needs of our innovation community.  To this end, our Patent…
Rank this Week: 2068