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Israel Technology Law Blog

Israel Technology Law Blog

Focuses on technology law and policy in Israel, and provide practical information on important developments in these areas.

http://israeltechnologylaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 20

    Structure, Sequence and Organization

    Structure, Sequence and Organization
    Is the “structure, sequence and organization” of a computer program protected by copyright under Israeli law? Recent decisions in the United States (Oracle v. Google) and Europe (SAS v. WPL) have limited the copyright protection…
  • Mar 29

    Patent Value – A Kodak Moment

    Patent Value – A Kodak Moment
    What is the value of a patent? I’ve addressed this question in a couple of previous posts, here and here. But the story of the Kodak patents shows that it’s very hard to pin an objective value on patent rights, and that patent…
  • Mar 26

    Why do Companies File Patents (2)?

    Why do Companies File Patents (2)?
    So, why do companies file patents? Take 2. (Take 1 is over here). Jeffrey Schox, a practicing patent attorney, gave an interesting lecture series at Stanford University. In the last lecture of the series he provided several possible reasons…
Rank this Week: 4769

Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Apr 20

    Should Australian Patent Attorneys Be Allowed to Litigate?

    Should Australian Patent Attorneys Be Allowed to Litigate?
    As I regularly remind people, Australian patent attorneys are not generally lawyers.  Of course there are examples of patent attorneys who also have general law degrees, and some of them (though not all) also practice as…
  • Apr 13

    Australian Patent Office Gets Serious About Inventive Step

    Australian Patent Office Gets Serious About Inventive Step
    Cronk v Commissioner of Patents [2014] FCA 37 (10 February 2014)The Australian Patent Office has taken the (to my knowledge) unprecedented step of engaging an expert witness to assist in the defence of a Federal Court appeal from a decision…
  • Apr 12

    US Still Seething Over WIPO ‘Computers for Commies’ Deal?

    US Still Seething Over WIPO ‘Computers for Commies’ Deal?
    Fox News has reported that World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Deputy Director General Jim Pooley has filed a ‘Report of Misconduct’ with the legislative branches of WIPO, and with the US Mission in Geneva. …
Rank this Week: 1195

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Apr 19

    Recommendations for NextGen Health IT Infrastructure

    Recommendations for NextGen Health IT Infrastructure
    Health care information technology (health IT) facilitates the delivery of personalized medicine by providing and supporting the infrastructure for patients, consumers and health care providers to communicate and distribute information. The…
  • Mar 20

    USPTO Releases Examiner Post-”Myriad” Training Slides – Points to Ponder

    USPTO Releases Examiner Post-”Myriad” Training Slides – Points to Ponder
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published its examiner training materials (Training Materials) for applying ”2014 Procedures For Subject Matter Eligibility Analysis Of Claims Reciting Or Involving…
  • Mar 6

    USPTO Issues Guidance for Examining Process Patent

    USPTO Issues Guidance for Examining Process Patent
    On March 4th, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued “2014 Procedures For Subject Matter Eligibility Analysis Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature/Natural Principles, Natural Phenomena, And/Or…
Rank this Week: 2509

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
Rank this Week: 253

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

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

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 129

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
  • Apr 19

    The Trade Secret Value Proposition: The Secrecy Requirement

    The Trade Secret Value Proposition: The Secrecy Requirement
    While normally no single factor is dispositive in determining whether information has been kept secret enough to qualify as a trade secret, the focus is on determining whether reasonable efforts to preserve secrecy were employed is of…
  • Apr 18

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System
    An infringer can drag you through endless PTO rounds of attack, if necessary (taking into account the current stats, 1 round is likely enough!), and now the Judge will be equipped to create a series of high hurdles followed by summary…
  • Apr 17

    Internet Policy Task Force to Host Series of Roundtables on Copyright Internet Policy Topic

    Internet Policy Task Force to Host Series of Roundtables on Copyright Internet Policy Topic
    The purpose of the roundtables is to engage further with members of the public on the following issues: (1) the legal framework for the creation of remixes; (2) the relevance and scope of the first sale doctrine in the digital environment;…
Rank this Week: 147

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/
  • Apr 19

    The Trade Secret Value Proposition: The Secrecy Requirement

    The Trade Secret Value Proposition: The Secrecy Requirement
    While normally no single factor is dispositive in determining whether information has been kept secret enough to qualify as a trade secret, the focus is on determining whether reasonable efforts to preserve secrecy were employed is of…
  • Apr 18

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System
    An infringer can drag you through endless PTO rounds of attack, if necessary (taking into account the current stats, 1 round is likely enough!), and now the Judge will be equipped to create a series of high hurdles followed by summary…
  • Apr 17

    Internet Policy Task Force to Host Series of Roundtables on Copyright Internet Policy Topic

    Internet Policy Task Force to Host Series of Roundtables on Copyright Internet Policy Topic
    The purpose of the roundtables is to engage further with members of the public on the following issues: (1) the legal framework for the creation of remixes; (2) the relevance and scope of the first sale doctrine in the digital environment;…
Rank this Week: 2728

ED Michigan IP Report

ED Michigan IP Report

Discusses patent and other intellectual property litigation news from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

http://edmichipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3147

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/
  • Apr 19

    Ripoff Report’s Latest Section 230 Win–Seldon v. Magedson

    Ripoff Report’s Latest Section 230 Win–Seldon v. Magedson
    It’s been a while since I blogged a Ripoff Report case. I’m sure you’ve missed hearing about them, but their litigation docket has calmed down somewhat since their heyday. This pro se lawsuit, rehashing tired arguments that…
  • Apr 18

    Some Thoughts On General Mills’ Move To Mandate Arbitration And Waive Class Action

    Some Thoughts On General Mills’ Move To Mandate Arbitration And Waive Class Action
    I sent the following email to a reporter covering the fallout from General Mills’ amended legal terms to mandate arbitration and the The New York Times’ coverage, When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue…
  • Apr 18

    Revenge Porn Is Bad, But It’s Not GoDaddy’s Fault (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Revenge Porn Is Bad, But It’s Not GoDaddy’s Fault (Forbes Cross-Post)
    Revenge porn is odious, but so is a judge’s disregard for a federal law. In a lawsuit by revenge porn victims over the controversial revenge porn website Texxxan.com, a Texas state trial court had ruled that Texxxan’s web host,…
Rank this Week: 99

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Forbes: back to the past on "low quality patent" argument?

    Forbes: back to the past on "low quality patent" argument?
    The text in The Patent Drain on Economic Growth Over the years, however, the system has broken down in a number of ways. An overworked Patent and Trademark Office issued too many patents of questionable quality and in markets (software is…
  • Apr 19

    Loss for Teva in Copaxone patent war

    Loss for Teva in Copaxone patent war
    On Good Friday, April 18, 2014, Chief Justice Roberts, denied Teva a request for a stay in the Copaxone case, noting that he was not convinced Teva had shown the "likelihood of irreparable harm" if the application was denied, because if Teva…
  • Apr 19

    Virginia Supreme Court gives expansive definition to "proprietary" in FOIA case involving documents of Michael Mann

    Virginia Supreme Court gives expansive definition to "proprietary" in FOIA case involving documents of Michael Mann
    IPBiz examined the "trade secret" exemption to FOIA requests in the post Wyoming Supreme Court adopts FOIA definition of "trade secret" in "public records" dispute In the case American Tradition Institute v. University of Virginia ,…
Rank this Week: 49

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 85

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Apr 18

    33.2 GW Of New Renewable In Japan

    33.2 GW Of New Renewable In Japan
    The Japanese Economics Ministry has released figures on the state of play on renewable energy in Japan under the new feed-in tariff. Some of it is good news. Thanks to this Tweet by Hiro Matsubara for the link. The Japanese feed-in tariff…
  • Apr 15

    Great News About Coal in China

    Great News About Coal in China
    Greenpeace has published a short report on recent trends in Chinese coal consumption, titled “The End of China’s Coal Boom“. Thanks to this Tweet by Kees van der Leun for the link. The report shows plans of multiple…
  • Apr 14

    Stiftung Umweltenergierecht On Commission Guideline

    Stiftung Umweltenergierecht On Commission Guideline
    The Stiftung Umweltenergierecht has published an 89 page analysis (in German language) explaining how the recent move by the European Commission to violate Germany’s legislation competences is illegal. Thanks to this Tweet by Heiko…
Rank this Week: 670

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Apr 18

    Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law

    Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law
    The John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law will be holding a program on Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law on April 24, 2014 in Chicago, IL. The conference will consist of the…
  • Apr 18

    Webinar on Opinions of Counsel

    Webinar on Opinions of Counsel
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Patent Infringement: Structuring Opinions of Counsel: Leveraging Opinion Letters to Reduce the Risks of Liability and Enhanced Damages" on May 22, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT).…
  • Apr 17

    AIA Trial Roundtables -- PTAB Takes Its Show on the Road

    AIA Trial Roundtables -- PTAB Takes Its Show on the Road
    By Andrew Williams -- This week, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board began hosting a month-long series of roundtables devoted to sharing information about the new AIA trials. These include inter partes reviews, covered business method reviews,…
Rank this Week: 63

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 202

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Apr 18

    TWiL 255: Teach Your Robots Well

    TWiL 255: Teach Your Robots Well
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Regulating robots, remixing music and fair use, the Aereo Supreme Court case, and more! Guests: James Barrat, Brandon Butler Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. We invite you to…
  • Apr 11

    TWiL 254: Girl Scout Cookies in September

    TWiL 254: Girl Scout Cookies in September
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Copyright and patent trolls, Flickr and Creative Commons attribution, Presidential fair use, and more! Guest: Nancy Sims Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. We invite you to read,…
  • Apr 4

    TWiL 253: Chewy Vuitton Sit!

    TWiL 253: Chewy Vuitton Sit!
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Net Neutrality with Daniel Lyons, parody and satire with Marty Schwimmer, Facebook and moonshine don't mix, and more! Guests: Daniel Lyons, Marty Schwimmer Download or subscribe to this show at…
Rank this Week: 293

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
Rank this Week: 4464

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Apr 18

    End-of-Week Blog Roundup

    End-of-Week Blog Roundup
    Eric Posner discusses dignity as a value in cost-benefit analysis and recent Russian stock prices; Brian Leiter discusses a dispute over faculty pay at Oregon; and Will Baude has two posts on the credibility of law enforcement officials and…
  • Apr 15

    Monday/Tuesday Blog Roundup

    Monday/Tuesday Blog Roundup
    Eric Posner posts on Russia's invocation of 'civil war' in Ukraine and shares a response to his post on social security overpayments; Will Baude looks at a recent case in which police were caught lying; and Richard Epstein discusses…
  • Apr 14

    Weekend Blog Roundup

    Weekend Blog Roundup
    At The Volokh Conspiracy, Will Baude looks at a neglected cert petition in Williams v. Johnson and "a brief verbal skirmish at the U.S. Sentencing Commission;" meanwhile, Eric Posner examines the government's claim to be able to…
Rank this Week: 168

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
  • Apr 18

    Dear Web Developers: Thank You, You’re Awesome, and Wow Did That Really Just Happen?

    Dear Web Developers: Thank You, You’re Awesome, and Wow Did That Really Just Happen?
    Two days ago, we asked web developers for help. EFF and Sunlight Foundation published an open call for help testing a tool and populating an open data format that would make it easier for everyday people to contact members of Congress. We…
  • Apr 18

    Answers and Questions About Military, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agency Chatbot

    Answers and Questions About Military, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agency Chatbot
    You Asked: Tell us all your secrets. SGT STAR: Good question. I'm not sure how to answer that. Please try rewording your question. I understand simple questions best. You Asked: In that case, tell us everything. SGT STAR: That is a good…
  • Apr 16

    Armenian Bill Threatens Online Anonymity

    Armenian Bill Threatens Online Anonymity
    In Armenia, online anonymity could be a luxury of the past if a bill that is currently before the Armenian parliament is passed.  The bill would make it illegal for media outlets to publish defamatory content by anonymous or fake…
Rank this Week: 4486

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 18

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 323 – Common Sensically

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 323 – Common Sensically
    Authors Guild appeals Google Book Search case, RIAA sues Megaupload, Kim Dotcom may get his property back and much, much more! The post Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 323 – Common Sensically appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 18

    3 Count: 1972 Blue

    3 Count: 1972 Blue
    Pandora is sued by record labels over pre-1972 sound recordings, first South African piracy conviction and Prince rejoins Warner, avoids termination fight. The post 3 Count: 1972 Blues appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 17

    Plagiarism Taboo Topics: Cryptomnesia

    Plagiarism Taboo Topics: Cryptomnesia
    With plagiarism there are many taboo topics, but one of the strangest is cryptomnesia, the idea that some plagiarists just forgot who the source was. The post Plagiarism Taboo Topics: Cryptomnesia appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 46

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

Provides insight and commentary on patent post-grant options. By Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
Rank this Week: 1495

Delaware IP Law Blog

Delaware IP Law Blog

Covers case analysis and commentary on intellectual property law. Published by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareiplaw.com/
  • Apr 18

    Judge Andrews Dismisses Unsupported Willfulness Allegation

    Judge Andrews Dismisses Unsupported Willfulness Allegation
    Judge Richard Andrews recently granted motions to dismiss claims of willful infringement in two cases brought by Steelhead Licensing LLC. Judge Andrews explained that there was apparently no reason for use of the word “willful” in the…
  • Apr 16

    Judge Stark grants motion to transfer to the Northern District of California.

    Judge Stark grants motion to transfer to the Northern District of California.
    Judge Leonard P. Stark recently transferred a case to the Northern District of California based in part on the plaintiff’s actions and representations made to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Genetic Technologies Ltd. v.…
  • Apr 16

    Chief Judge Sleet resolves competing proposals on appropriate post-verdict royalty rates.

    Chief Judge Sleet resolves competing proposals on appropriate post-verdict royalty rates.
    Chief Judge Gregory M. Sleet recently issued a memorandum and order resolving a post-trial dispute regarding the appropriate royalty rate to apply to post-verdict infringement. Telcordia Technologies, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., C.A. No.…
Rank this Week: 428

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/
  • Apr 18

    Travelers' Information Stations: To Filter (above 5 kHz) or Not to Filter, THAT is the Question

    Travelers' Information Stations: To Filter (above 5 kHz) or Not to Filter, THAT is the Question
    Comments have been invited on an NAB/SBE proposal aimed at (slightly) improving the audio quality on the TIS without interfering with AM stations. Last July we blogged about changes the Commission had adopted to improve Travelers' Information…
  • Apr 17

    Coming Soon: CommLawBlog Live!

    Coming Soon: CommLawBlog Live!
    A chance for you to hear directly from CommLawBlog contributors and friends. CommLawBlog is pleased to announce the debut of a new feature: CommLawBlog Live! From time to time, we will present our bloggers, and maybe even some outside guests,…
  • Apr 16

    Aereo Update: Alito Back On The Case

    Aereo Update: Alito Back On The Case
    In case you ever wondered whether there’s such a thing as “unrecusal” – and, frankly, we hadn’t – here’s the answer: yes. The Supreme Court has announced that Justice Alito, who had recused himself…
Rank this Week: 841

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

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

IP Wise

IP Wise

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

http://ipwise.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 18

    Preliminary Injunction For “NPE” With Competing Product

    Preliminary Injunction For “NPE” With Competing Product
    The 2006 Supreme Court opinion in eBay v. MercExchange held that patent cases are no different from other civil cases when it comes to obtaining an injunction. “Irreparable harm”—that is, harm not easily measured in…
  • Apr 16

    Harrowing Hold Notice

    Harrowing Hold Notice
    If you’ve had the regrettable experience of being sued in a lawsuit; you’ve (hopefully) had the experience of implementing a litigation hold notice. Not a pleasant task under any circumstances. But what if the complaint provides…
  • Apr 7

    Some Go This Way, Some Go That Way

    Some Go This Way, Some Go That Way
    Having just reported on a customer–friendly outcome in the Federal Circuit regarding the not–infrequent patent litigation problem of patent asserters suing end–users for the implementation of third–party technology,…
Rank this Week: 2296

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Covers veterans affairs, consumer law, and other legal topics catering to U.S. military veterans. By the Law Offices of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

http://www.militaryveteranlawyer.com/
  • Apr 18

    Doolittle Raiders - April 18, 1942

    Doolittle Raiders - April 18, 1942
    From one of our good friends and supporters, Ross Levin, owner of Aviation Art Hanger I post this wonderful remembrance and tribute: Commemorating the 72nd Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo Seventy-two years ago today, on 18 April…
  • Feb 20

    Our Past Defines Our Future

    Our Past Defines Our Future
    At the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C., www.attorneyforveterans.com, we have been going through a transition. Changes are sometimes very good, and in this case our changes are very good. The biggest change has been the addition of the…
  • Dec 30

    To all the Veterans and Future Veterans - God Bless you.

    To all the Veterans and Future Veterans - God Bless you.
    To all who have served and their families - - Thank you for your service. We have included a video that says it all without saying a word. Hoping you enjoy this video and to those who served or have been the family or a service member you…
Rank this Week: 1931

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: 999

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

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

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Apr 18

    Alice Corp. v. CLC Bank Int’l: Notable Quotes from the Oral Arguments.

    Alice Corp. v. CLC Bank Int’l: Notable Quotes from the Oral Arguments.
    The link to the transcript for the March 31, 2014 oral arguments before the SCOTUS in Alice Corp. v CLC Int’l can be found here. Background: Alice Corporation, petitioner, owns the four patents-in-suits which are directed toward a…
  • Apr 16

    They Invented What? (No. 239)

    They Invented What? (No. 239)
    U.S. Patent No. 4,151,613: Protective device for the buttocks and hips of a person for use in skateboarding. JW Note:  For all our readers who are also skateboarding enthusiasts! What is claimed is: 1. A flexible,…
  • Apr 16

    Welcome Kristen Fries to Anticipate This!

    Welcome Kristen Fries to Anticipate This!
    We are pleased to welcome Kristen Fries as a contributing author at Anticipate This! Kristen is a patent attorney licensed in the State of Ohio and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. Fries…
Rank this Week: 490

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Apr 18

    Fan Fiction Gets Weird

    Fan Fiction Gets Weird
    Popular author L.J. Smith of the Vampire Diaries series was terminated by her publisher and replaced with a ghostwriter. Some fans are content to continue reading the now ghostwritten series. Other fans are buycotting. What did L.J.…
  • Jan 16

    Gov. Chris Christie’s Four Liter Jersey Traffic Jam

    Gov. Chris Christie’s Four Liter Jersey Traffic Jam
    Irresistable mash-up by “the Bosses” for the Gov, delighting both my ”Jersey Girl” and copyright lawyer personalities.
  • Dec 29

    A new Picasso — and a hefty tax bill.

    A new Picasso — and a hefty tax bill.
    Jeffrey Gonano of Wexford in western Pennsylvania won the lottery for the 1914 Picasso painting L’Homme au Gibus (Man in the Opera Hat).  Mr. Gonano had purchased one of the 50,000 lottery tickets that had been sold for…
Rank this Week: 1441

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 28

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
Rank this Week: 48

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/
Rank this Week: 1395

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
Rank this Week: 4716

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
  • Apr 18

    Trademark Litigation Spurs Collaborative Beer Series Between Strangeways Brewing and Strange Craft Beer Co.

    Trademark Litigation Spurs Collaborative Beer Series Between Strangeways Brewing and Strange Craft Beer Co.
    We like this story because it gets at the unique spirit underpinning this whole industry. As you might recall, last year a beer-centric dispute emerged over the word “Strange,” which spilled over into federal court. The three…
  • Apr 16

    FDA to Revisit Proposed Regulation of Spent Grain

    FDA to Revisit Proposed Regulation of Spent Grain
    A couple of months back in a guest post, our good friend and fellow beer attorney Brook Bristow provided a thoughtful overview of proposed regulations from FDA. The potential regs would affect brewers’ ability to sell their spent grain…
  • Apr 14

    Kettle and Stone Brewing Changes Name to Avoid Trademark Dispute with Stone Brewing Co.

    Kettle and Stone Brewing Changes Name to Avoid Trademark Dispute with Stone Brewing Co.
    Here’s a position no 10-month-old brewery wants to be in. Out in Boulder, Colorado, a fledgling brewery initially selected the name Kettle and Stone Brewing, after a three-months-long name-selection process. As the brewery worked hard…
Rank this Week: 2077

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Apr 18

    Photos and Videos of Singing Telegram Performer Don't Infringe Copyright

    Photos and Videos of Singing Telegram Performer Don't Infringe Copyright
    Catherine Conrad is an entertainer who performs wearing a giant banana costume.  She was hired to perform a singing telegram at a credit union trade association event.  Conrad authorized audience members to take photos or videos for…
  • Apr 11

    No Copyright Infringement for Photos Registered After Suit Filed

    No Copyright Infringement for Photos Registered After Suit Filed
    Louis Psihoyos is a professional photographer.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a textbook publisher.  Wiley discovered that it published some of Psihoyos’ photos in its textbooks without a license from…
  • Apr 4

    Not All Statements in eBay's User Agreement Are Binding Promise

    Not All Statements in eBay's User Agreement Are Binding Promise
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that eBay’s User Agreement contains both informal descriptions of how eBay’s system works and legally enforceable promises.  Marshall Block, an eBay seller, filed a lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 944

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 318

Duncan Bucknell

Duncan Bucknell

Cover intellectual property strategies for products and services.

http://duncanbucknell.com/
  • Apr 18

    Profiting from competitor

    Profiting from competitor
    “…fools are able to ruin a friendship but wise people know how to profit even from enmities.” (Plutarch 46-120AD) You can do business so as to avoid bumping into other companies, or you can focus on your goals (and your…
  • Mar 18

    Re-introducing Duncan Bucknell Company – one hundred percent client focu

    Re-introducing Duncan Bucknell Company – one hundred percent client focu
    I have for a long time been thinking about returning to being a solo consultant. As the firm got bigger, I found that looking after the team pulled me in a direction away from a place where clients are clearly first, and I also became so busy…
  • Mar 18

    Re-introducing Duncan Bucknell Company – one hundred percent client focu

    Re-introducing Duncan Bucknell Company – one hundred percent client focu
    A number of you would have guessed by now that I decided a while ago that I should return to being a solo consultant. As the firm got bigger, I found that looking after the team pulled me in a direction away from a place where clients are…
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Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

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

http://www.trendingtrademarks.com/
  • Apr 18

    You Can’t Rip Off CrossFit

    You Can’t Rip Off CrossFit
    CrossFit, Inc., the high-intensity fitness company with a reputation for diligently protecting its trademarks, has been pursuing a seemingly routine infringement action against a Chelmsford, MA gym for nearly a year. Recently, however, the…
  • Apr 9

    “Glass” Half Empty in Google Trademark Registration Fight

    “Glass” Half Empty in Google Trademark Registration Fight
    In a recent letter to the USPTO, Google has signaled that it will continue its fight to register the word “Glass” as a trademark for its innovative “Google Glass” product, the wearable electronic smart glasses. This…
  • Apr 1

    Unilever Sets Off Firecrakers, Suing To Protect Trade Dress Of Its Frozen Treat

    Unilever Sets Off Firecrakers, Suing To Protect Trade Dress Of Its Frozen Treat
    With summer just around the corner (fingers crossed!), it looks like Unilever wants to freeze out any customer confusion that may arise at ice cream trucks around the country. On Monday, the consumer goods giant sued Wells Enterprises in New…
Rank this Week: 5010

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
  • Apr 18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-17
    Conviction under DMCA for selling mod chips US v. SILVIUS, Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit 2014 http://t.co/qw8bs0GNAv -> Right to publish by electronic means includes ebooks HARPERCOLLINS v. OPEN ROAD INTEGRATED SD New York 2014…
  • Apr 17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-16
    Premier League drops copyright infringement case against YouTube http://t.co/ZXQqZOGLz1 -> All sent and received e-mails in Gmail will be analyzed, says Google http://t.co/hG71XrEZmI -> Do Patents Truly Promote Innovation?…
  • Apr 16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-15

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-15
    What is use of a trade mark in the internet context? McMillan LLP v http://t.co/Qg3hLmt1TO, Inc, 2014 TMOB 51 http://t.co/1sks1olqKI -> 1 in 5 U.S. internet users have had sensitive data stolen http://t.co/2750asDQaF -> Illegal download…
Rank this Week: 563

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/
  • Apr 18

    “Boston Strong” trademark update: 7 applications have been abandoned, 3 remain pending

    “Boston Strong” trademark update: 7 applications have been abandoned, 3 remain pending
    This week marks 1 year since the marathon bombings in Boston. Within 48 hours of those horrible events, people filed trademark applications. As I said at the time: A mere 48 hours following the tragic events at last Monday’s Boston…
  • Apr 17

    Dozens of “_____ STRONG” trademarks filed in the last year

    Dozens of “_____ STRONG” trademarks filed in the last year
    Since the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013, and the popularity of the “Boston Strong” phrase, many USPTO trademark filings have been made for marks featuring “______ Strong.” For example, see the list below…
  • Apr 16

    Great marathon trademark

    Great marathon trademark
    I’ve been posting all week about marathon related marks. Here are some great marathon names, logos, and slogans [click marks for USPTO records]: SOGGY JOG HOTTEST RACE ON EARTH (Scottsdale, AZ) THE PEOPLE’S MARATHON (Marine…
Rank this Week: 1370

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Apr 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/18/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/18/14
    In 1966, the cable TV industry warned that if it was brought within the scope of copyright law, it “could very well be forced out of existence to the great injury to the public interest, and with no corresponding benefit to…
  • Apr 11

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/11/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/11/14
    The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Music — What makes this list particularly relevant is its recognition that innovative music companies include record labels, both major and independent. Can Private Photos be Used in…
  • Apr 7

    Making Copies! Retiring the Volitional Conduct Test in Favor of Proximate Causation

    Making Copies! Retiring the Volitional Conduct Test in Favor of Proximate Causation
    Imagine an author. She has a spark of inspiration and sets out developing a story. Characters are sketched out. Index cards bearing plot points are written up, arranged, and rearranged. As the story takes shape, she calls in her assistant,…
Rank this Week: 244

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    PTO Publishes Precedential Director's Ruling Reversing Abandonment Refusal

    PTO Publishes Precedential Director's Ruling Reversing Abandonment Refusal
    For the first time in years, the USPTO has published a precedential ruling of the Director: In re P.T. Polymindo Permata, 109 USPQ2d 1256, 1257-58 (Dir. USPTO 2013), in which the Director, exercising supervisory authority under Trademark Rule…
  • Apr 17

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Is "N2WINES" Merely Descriptive of Wine Sold in Kegs?

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Is "N2WINES" Merely Descriptive of Wine Sold in Kegs?
    N2Wines applied to register the mark N2WINES for "wine sold in kegs," but the PTO refused registration under Section 2(e)(1). The examining attorney deemed the mark merely descriptive of the goods, maintaining that "N2" is the symbol for…
  • Apr 16

    TTAB Denies Motion to Strike Late-Filed Final Brief

    TTAB Denies Motion to Strike Late-Filed Final Brief
    In TTAB proceedings, the defendant sometimes gets confused as to when to file its brief at final hearing. Rule 2.128 says that the defendant's brief is due to be filed "not later than thirty days after the due date of the first brief." The…
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/
  • Apr 18

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric
    Steven D. Smith, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, U.C. Davis L. Rev (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Paul HorwitzSteven D. Smith has written another characteristically challenging paper. I fear that the paper, “The Jurisprudence…
  • Apr 16

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement
    David Freeman Engstrom, Agencies as Litigation Gatekeepers, 123 Yale L. J. 616 (2013).Mark SeidenfeldOver the past several decades, many scholars have weighed in on benefits and detriments of authorizing private parties to sue to enforce…
  • Apr 15

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22
    Deborah L. Brake, Retaliation in an EEO World, 89 Ind. L.J. 115 (2014).Alex B. LongWhistleblowers and workplace retaliation victims continue to make headlines in the national media. From Edward Snowden to NFL players Chris Kluwe and…
Rank this Week: 266

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
Rank this Week: 4701

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: 279

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Friday safari

    Friday safari
    Innovation and IP ManagementOpen innovation is the use of “purposeful inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate innovation internally while also expanding the markets for the external use of innovation”.…
  • Apr 15

    PAIPO: ARIPO AND OAPI SPEAK

    PAIPO: ARIPO AND OAPI SPEAK
    ource: ARIPO After a long time since we've heard concrete news about PAIPO, this Leo learnt this morning via Prof Yousuf Vadwa that ARIPO and OAPI held a consultative meeting in Harare last week, following which they released a…
  • Apr 14

    Don't you dare blame TRIPS again - Max Planck Institute declare

    Don't you dare blame TRIPS again - Max Planck Institute declare
    Although this Leo has an inherent bias towards another, he must say that any IP research by Max Planck Institute (MPI) does carry enormous weight across Europe when unleashed. (Also see MPI's work on European collective rights…
Rank this Week: 1450