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Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Apr 26

    What is IP For? Experiments in Lay and Expert Perception

    What is IP For? Experiments in Lay and Expert Perception
    I just read an interesting short article from Prof Gregory Mandel (Temple) titled What is IP For? Experiments in Lay and Expert Perceptions [available here].  Part of the papers includes survey results from both lay individuals and…
  • Apr 26

    PTAB Must Justify Each of its Obviousness Conclusion

    PTAB Must Justify Each of its Obviousness Conclusion
    Securus Tech v. Global Tel*Link (Fed. Cir. 2017) (IPR2014-01278) (Pat. No. 7,860,222) In this nonprecedential decision by Judge Chen, the Federal Circuit has partially-vacated and remanded – finding that the Board (PTAB) had failed…
  • Apr 26

    WIPO World IP Day

    WIPO World IP Day
    Celebrate!
Rank this Week: 53

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 26

    Another Lawsuit Tries To Force An ISP Into Being A Copyright Cop

    Another Lawsuit Tries To Force An ISP Into Being A Copyright Cop
    Major record labels are once again trying to force an Internet service provider into enforcing their copyrights by cutting off customers from the Internet over copyright accusations. The lawsuit they filed against Texas broadband provider…
  • Apr 26

    Register of Copyrights Bill Passes the House, We’re Gearing Up to Fight it in the Senate

    Register of Copyrights Bill Passes the House, We’re Gearing Up to Fight it in the Senate
    The U.S. House of Representatives today voted 378 to 48 to pass a controversial bill that would make the Register of Copyrights a presidential appointee. H.R. 1695, the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017, will…
  • Apr 26

    FCC Announces Plan to Abandon Net Neutrality and ISP Privacy

    FCC Announces Plan to Abandon Net Neutrality and ISP Privacy
    Today, the chairman of the FCC announced his desire to abandon the agency’s net neutrality protections – which  protect online competition, free speech, and privacy from interference by Internet service providers like Comcast…
Rank this Week: 3689

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Apr 26

    WWYH: “Eyes on the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs” and Changing Policie

    WWYH: “Eyes on the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs” and Changing Policie
    By Heather DeSerio* On February 28, 2017, the New York State Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law’s Fine Art’s Committee (EASL) hosted a brown bag lunch with Kristin Sakoda, Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel of the New…
  • Mar 30

    Cuba’s in the Air: The Legal Challenges to Loaning Art from Cuba due to Judgments under the State Sponsored Terrorism Exception

    Cuba’s in the Air: The Legal Challenges to Loaning Art from Cuba due to Judgments under the State Sponsored Terrorism Exception
      By Mandy Estinville* Cuba and the United States are closer now than they have been for 50 years. In 2015, the United States officially removed Cuba from its list of State Sponsors of Terrorism. Moreover, the Obama Administration…
  • Mar 22

    The Legislative History of NEA and NEH

    The Legislative History of NEA and NEH
    Art like life should be free, since both are experimental. ~George Santayana By Emily Lanza* On March 16, 2017, the President of the United States announced his proposed budget for 2018, which outlines his plans to eliminate the National…
Rank this Week: 639

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers copyright and intellectual property law. By the Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC.

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Apr 26

    Do you need permission to sell licenses for photos of people?

    Do you need permission to sell licenses for photos of people?
    In general, you may photograph people in public. The use of those photographs can be restricted due to state privacy laws, often called the “right of publicity” or “misappropriation.” While the specifics of these laws…
  • Apr 26

    House Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Legislation on Selection Process for Copyright Register

    House Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Legislation on Selection Process for Copyright Register
    The House of Representatives today approved by a vote of 378-48 the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act (H.R. 1695).  This bipartisan bill – introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob…
  • Apr 19

    Another Reason to Post Watermarks on your Photo

    Another Reason to Post Watermarks on your Photo
    The copyright world is abuzz about the recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit opinion in Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc. The primary interest is that the court held that LiveJournal may not be eligible…
Rank this Week: 2594

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Apr 26

    Do you need permission to sell licenses for photos of people?

    Do you need permission to sell licenses for photos of people?
    In general, you may photograph people in public. The use of those photographs can be restricted due to state privacy laws, often called the “right of publicity” or “misappropriation.” While the specifics of these laws…
  • Apr 26

    House Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Legislation on Selection Process for Copyright Register

    House Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Legislation on Selection Process for Copyright Register
    The House of Representatives today approved by a vote of 378-48 the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act (H.R. 1695).  This bipartisan bill – introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob…
  • Apr 19

    Another Reason to Post Watermarks on your Photo

    Another Reason to Post Watermarks on your Photo
    The copyright world is abuzz about the recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit opinion in Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc. The primary interest is that the court held that LiveJournal may not be eligible…
Rank this Week: 354

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

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

http://www.mipatente.com/
Rank this Week: 1018

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: 1426

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

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

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 26

    They Invented What? (No. 13)

    They Invented What? (No. 13)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No.6,637,447:  Beerbrella.   We claim: 1. A combined beverage container and shading apparatus, comprising: a beverage container, for containing…
  • Apr 7

    They Invented What? (No. 12)

    They Invented What? (No. 12)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,360,693:  Animal toy. JW Note:  Many thanks to Brad Bower at Duke University for tipping me off to this one.   …
  • Apr 4

    Ward Law Office helps inventors obtain patents, trademark

    Ward Law Office helps inventors obtain patents, trademark
    Originally posted on Seneca Success: Meet registered patent attorney Jake Ward and his staff at Ward Law Office LLC. Jake works alongside his wife and Business Manager, Kristi; Office Manager, Jenn; and Associate Attorney, AJ, in their office…
Rank this Week: 534

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    On-line paraphrasing software and "word salads"

    On-line paraphrasing software and "word salads"
    In the short blip about "plagiarism" by then-Judge Gorsuch, one issue was that theJudge cited fundamental references, rather than later references which citedthe fundamental references.A more recent post on the problem of on-line paraphrasing…
  • Apr 25

    Duke University v. Biomarin. Duke saves two claims on appeal.

    Duke University v. Biomarin. Duke saves two claims on appeal.
    In Duke University v. Biomarin (2016-1106), one has a pharma company bringing anIPR against a university, and the university appealing an unfavorable result to the CAFC.Duke was able to save two claims:Duke University (“Duke”)…
  • Apr 25

    New study suggests role of protein Rab32 in multiple sclerosi

    New study suggests role of protein Rab32 in multiple sclerosi
    Of new work by Professor Paul Eggleton and colleagues in multiple sclerosis, Science Daily reported on 24 April 2017:The joint Exeter-Alberta research team was the first to combine clinical and laboratory experiments to explain how…
Rank this Week: 44

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

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

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

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
  • Apr 26

    Important benefits for Canadian trademark registration

    Important benefits for Canadian trademark registration
    While Canadian trademark owners can enforce their rights without obtaining a registration, there are a number of significant advantages to registering a trademark in Canada, including: The Right to the Exclusive Use of the Mark in Canada.…
  • Apr 13

    Web Advertising – Complying with FTC’s “Clear & Conspicuous” Rule

    Web Advertising – Complying with FTC’s “Clear & Conspicuous” Rule
    Increasingly, companies are turning to the internet and social media platforms to advertise their products, often by using native advertising or by providing incentives such as payments or free products to social media…
  • Apr 10

    11th Cir. holds “skim milk” label protected by 1st Amendment

    11th Cir. holds “skim milk” label protected by 1st Amendment
    In a case with potentially significant ramifications for regulatory oversight of the labeling and advertising of foods and pharmaceuticals, the Eleventh Circuit held the First Amendment precluded the Florida Department of Agriculture’s…
Rank this Week: 4427

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    Important benefits for Canadian trademark registration

    Important benefits for Canadian trademark registration
    While Canadian trademark owners can enforce their rights without obtaining a registration, there are a number of significant advantages to registering a trademark in Canada, including: The Right to the Exclusive Use of the Mark in Canada.…
  • Apr 13

    Web Advertising – Complying with FTC’s “Clear & Conspicuous” Rule

    Web Advertising – Complying with FTC’s “Clear & Conspicuous” Rule
    Increasingly, companies are turning to the internet and social media platforms to advertise their products, often by using native advertising or by providing incentives such as payments or free products to social media…
  • Apr 10

    11th Cir. holds “skim milk” label protected by 1st Amendment

    11th Cir. holds “skim milk” label protected by 1st Amendment
    In a case with potentially significant ramifications for regulatory oversight of the labeling and advertising of foods and pharmaceuticals, the Eleventh Circuit held the First Amendment precluded the Florida Department of Agriculture’s…
Rank this Week: 4506

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/
  • Apr 26

    Demolition Man Seeks Retribution Against Motion Pictures Studio

    Demolition Man Seeks Retribution Against Motion Pictures Studio
    By Samuel J. Daheim “[Sylvester] Stallone is one of the greatest American talents of the last and present century,” explains a complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by Rogue Marble Productions Inc., Stallone’s…
  • Apr 24

    Off the Wall

    Off the Wall
    By Danielle Ollero Grafitti is often considered a form of vandalism, or a criminal act. However, at the 5Pointz building in Queens New York, it is the white washers who are being called vandals. Jerry Wolkoff purchased the warehouse building…
  • Apr 21

    Let’s Fight Nazi

    Let’s Fight Nazi
    By Jessy R. Nations Dear Internet, I hope you’re happy. Just look what you did. You went and made Nazis again. Seriously, what were you thinking? It’s 2017 for crying out loud. I thought we all decided Nazis were bad like 50 years…
Rank this Week: 941

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    M&A Leaders Predict a Bullish Year for Tech Deal

    M&A Leaders Predict a Bullish Year for Tech Deal
    2017 will be an even busier year than 2016 and 2015 for M&A deals in the technology sector, according to more than half of the dealmakers who responded to the semi-annual M&A Leaders Survey conducted by our colleagues at Morrison…
  • Apr 25

    Limiting Statutory Damages in Internet Copyright Case

    Limiting Statutory Damages in Internet Copyright Case
    One of the most significant legal concerns for Internet service providers is the risk of exposure to liability for the copyright infringements of their users. The concern is not unreasonable. Because Internet service providers can be held…
  • Apr 20

    Now Available: The April Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter

    Now Available: The April Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter
    The latest issue of our Socially Aware newsletter is now available here. In this edition, we explore the threat to U.S. jobs posed by rapid advances in emerging technologies; we examine a Federal Trade Commission report on how…
Rank this Week: 1417

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Apr 26

    Webinar Recap! Simple Measures for Protecting Intellectual Property and Trade Secret

    Webinar Recap! Simple Measures for Protecting Intellectual Property and Trade Secret
    Every day, companies unknowingly give up intellectual property and trade secrets which they could have otherwise protected with simple processes. Poor R&D policies may not capture patent rights on a company invention. A faulty or simply…
  • Apr 19

    Don’t Forget to Establish Personal Jurisdiction in Defend Trade Secrets Act Case

    Don’t Forget to Establish Personal Jurisdiction in Defend Trade Secrets Act Case
    It is well known that 18 U.S.C. § 1836, et seq. (the Defend Trade Secrets Act or “DTSA”) finally provides a mechanism for pursing trade secret claims in federal court. A recent decision, however, serves as an excellent…
  • Apr 17

    Are My Customer Lists a Trade Secret?

    Are My Customer Lists a Trade Secret?
    A lawyer’s favorite phrase might be “it depends.” And when an employer asks whether its customer lists qualify as a trade secret, “it depends” is often the answer. But even if it’s difficult to definitively…
Rank this Week: 415

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Happy World IP Day!

    Happy World IP Day!
    The AmeriKat is currently writing this post at 37,000 feet somewhere off the east coast of the US. As eye-rolling as this may sound, she loves these moments where she can look towards the horizon and ponder on the various things going on in…
  • Apr 26

    Varsity Brands and Star Atheltica - A Closer Look

    Varsity Brands and Star Atheltica - A Closer Look
    Varsity Brands' registered copyright worksIn March the IPKat reported the breaking news that the long awaited US Supreme Court decision in Star Athletica v Varsity Brands had finally come out.Now, in the words,…
  • Apr 26

    BREAKING: CJEU in Filmspeler rules that the sale of a multimedia player is a ‘communication to the public’

    BREAKING: CJEU in Filmspeler rules that the sale of a multimedia player is a ‘communication to the public’
    Did you think that the story with copyright, linking, and the right of communication to the public was over? Of course not.Today the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its long-awaited [even more keenly awaited is…
Rank this Week: 31

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

Covers issues pertaining to trademarks, copyrights, patents and starting a business. By Shannon Moore.

http://tmexpress.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Trademark 101: What Isn’t a Trademark?

    Trademark 101: What Isn’t a Trademark?
    SourceYesterday’s post was all about what a trademark is so today we’re going to talk about what a trademark is not. Knowing both sides of that coin will give you a clear idea if a trademark is right for you or not.Let’s use…
  • Apr 24

    Trademark 101: What is a Trademark?

    Trademark 101: What is a Trademark?
    SourceWelcome to the first day of class! Before we get into the nitty gritty of trademarks, let’s go back to the beginning. And the beginning of the beginning is defining what a trademark is and what a trademark is not.Here’s what…
  • Apr 23

    And we're back!

    And we're back!
    SourceHello there readers!The blog has been on a bit of a hiatus as we revamped our site (check it out - nice, eh?) and while I specifically re-focused my day-to-day activities.But, I'm back and am here to talk trademark and answer any…
Rank this Week: 1038

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 26

    The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same – UHF Discount Restored

    The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same – UHF Discount Restored
    The Commission has acted to restore the UHF discount used to calculate audience reach in connection with determining compliance with television ownership limits.  The national ownership cap currently limits the number of stations one…
  • Apr 21

    The FCC Announces Two Rules of Interest to NCE Station

    The FCC Announces Two Rules of Interest to NCE Station
    On April 20, 2017, the FCC announced two new developments for NCE stations. First, the FCC stated that it will no longer require the officers and board members of NCE stations to obtain FCC registration numbers (“FRNs”), a…
  • Apr 20

    What Happens in Vegas in April…We’ll Tell You About in May

    What Happens in Vegas in April…We’ll Tell You About in May
    Regular readers of our “Memorandum to Clients” publication are an astute and well-read bunch (probably because they read the “MTC”). So we’re guessing that  you are generally aware of our usual publication…
Rank this Week: 875

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Internet surveys are admissible (but may raise IRB concerns)

    Internet surveys are admissible (but may raise IRB concerns)
    Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. v. Sycamore, No. 13-cv-00749, 2017 WL 1377991 (D. Utah Mar. 2, 2017)Bimbo charged that defendants misappropriated its trade secret for making Grandma Sycamore’s Home-Maid bread, and infringed on its trade dress…
  • Apr 26

    4th Cir. affirms dismissal where P didn't allege specific lost consumers or quantify lost sale

    4th Cir. affirms dismissal where P didn't allege specific lost consumers or quantify lost sale
    Wall & Associates, Inc. v. Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia, Inc., --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2017 WL 1437215, No. 16-1819 (4th Cir. Apr. 24, 2017)The court of appeals affirmed the dismissal of Wall’s complaint for false…
  • Apr 25

    My IP collection widen

    My IP collection widen
    Today: Lardashe jeans--it's quite possible they'd even fit me:Jordache Enters. v. Hogg Wyld (10th Cir. 1987)http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 70

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Apr 26

    Laches no defense to patent infringement during statute of limitation

    Laches no defense to patent infringement during statute of limitation
    The United States Supreme Court recently issued its decision in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag et al. v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, et al. The issue before the Supreme Court was whether the defense of laches remained a viable defense…
  • Apr 25

    On the Record with Russ Slifer

    On the Record with Russ Slifer
    Russ Slifer is the former Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Slifer resigned from this position he held for nearly two years on Friday,…
  • Apr 24

    Federal Circuit rejects Google’s petition for rehearing

    Federal Circuit rejects Google’s petition for rehearing
    On April 4, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a brief order denying panel rehearing and denying rehearing en banc in Unwired Planet, LLC v. Google, Inc. Google filed a petition for both panel rehearing…
Rank this Week: 689

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: 331

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 26

    The Top 3 Reasons the U.S. Patent System in Decline

    The Top 3 Reasons the U.S. Patent System in Decline
    Concerns over software and biotechnological innovations being patent eligible, the omnipresent threat of patent reform that could make it even more difficult to enforce the patent property right, and no clear path to a philosophical or…
  • Apr 26

    Why the Unified Patents Model Would Not Work in China

    Why the Unified Patents Model Would Not Work in China
    Unified Patents is a relatively new form of patent troll that works as a “Troll of Trolls” or “ToT.” They file IPRs (inter-partes reexamination requests) to kill patents. While they purport to only attack “bad…
  • Apr 26

    Congress seeks to make Register of Copyrights a Presidential Appointment

    Congress seeks to make Register of Copyrights a Presidential Appointment
    H.R. 1695 would amend 17 U.S.C. 701. Currently, the Register of Copyrights is appointed by the Librarian of Congress, and acts under the Librarian’s direction and supervision. That would change if and when H.R. 1695 becomes the law of…
Rank this Week: 2438

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 26

    Why Bing’s DMCA Form is Better Than Google’

    Why Bing’s DMCA Form is Better Than Google’
    Google and Bing both require DMCA filers to use a form, however, only one of them put any time or thought into that form. The post Why Bing’s DMCA Form is Better Than Google’s appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 26

    3 Count: GoFundPlagiarism?

    3 Count: GoFundPlagiarism?
    Michelle Obama mural sparks allegations fo plagiarism, RIAA follows in BMG's footsteps and sues an ISP and school district employee sues over software. The post 3 Count: GoFundPlagiarism? appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 24

    3 Count: Lost in Translation

    3 Count: Lost in Translation
    Abbott and Costello heirs petition Supreme Court in case over Who's on First, fansubs ruled illegal in the Netherlands and John Deere takes DMCA spotlight. The post 3 Count: Lost in Translation appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 54

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Apr 26

    Urteil: Streaming aus dem Internet als Urheberrechtsverletzung

    Urteil: Streaming aus dem Internet als Urheberrechtsverletzung
    Fernsehserien, Filme und Sportübertragungen sind häufig über Streaming-Websites abrufbar, die nicht über eine entsprechende Erlaubnis der Rechteinhaber verfügen. Die Betreiber solcher Websites begehen in solchen…
  • Apr 25

    Rechtsschutzversicherung: Freispruch durch Einstellung, aber kein Geld

    Rechtsschutzversicherung: Freispruch durch Einstellung, aber kein Geld
    Beschuldigte, denen eine vorsätzliche Straftat vorgeworfen werden, stellen jeweils fest, dass Ihre Rechtsschutzversicherung vorläufig kein Deckung gewährt. In solchen Fällen wird – wenn überhaupt – erst…
  • Apr 24

    Workshop: Datenrechte und Digitalisierung im intelligenten Verkehr der Schweiz

    Workshop: Datenrechte und Digitalisierung im intelligenten Verkehr der Schweiz
    Am 17. Mai 2017 findet an der Universität Basel am Nachmittag der Law & Robots Workshop 2017 über Datenrechte und Digitalisierung im intelligenten Verkehr der Schweiz statt (Flyer): «Ziel der …
Rank this Week: 4505

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Apr 26

    Happy World Intellectual Property Day!

    Happy World Intellectual Property Day!
    Today is World Intellectual Property Day! World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated on April 26 of every year to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life” and “to celebrate…
  • Apr 22

    NAFDAC Alerts Public of Recall of Hydrocortisone 100MG/1 ML Solution

    NAFDAC Alerts Public of Recall of Hydrocortisone 100MG/1 ML Solution
    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is alerting the Nigerian public about the recall of a batch of Hydrocortisone injection as a precaution following the receipt of a number of [...] The post NAFDAC…
  • Apr 15

    How to Register a Trademark in the U.S.

    How to Register a Trademark in the U.S.
    In the U.S., registering your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) allows you to enjoy federal law protection for your brand. 1. What types of trademark applications may be filed in [...] The post How to…
Rank this Week: 4298

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 26

    Biological and Social Approaches to the LGBT Family

    Biological and Social Approaches to the LGBT Family
    Michael Boucai, Is Assisted Reproduction an LGBT Right?, 2016 Wisc. L. Rev. 1065 (2017).Douglas NeJaimeFor decades, same-sex couples have made claims—in both politics and law—to parenthood. Many of these claims relate to the…
  • Apr 25

    The Staying Power of Injustice and the Prolonged History of the Trafficking of Indian Children in The Other Slavery

    The Staying Power of Injustice and the Prolonged History of the Trafficking of Indian Children in The Other Slavery
    Andrés Reséndez, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America (2016), available at Amazon.Ann TweedyThe Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America is a devastating encyclopedic…
  • Apr 24

    A Well-Pleaded Argument

    A Well-Pleaded Argument
    Lonny Hoffman, Plausible Theory, Implausible Conclusions, 83 U. Chicago L. Rev. Online 143 (2016).Elizabeth G. ThornburgI should start by putting my own bias on the table: I think the changes to pleading standards brought about by Twombly and…
Rank this Week: 270

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
Rank this Week: 597

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    TTAB Reverses 2(d) Refusal of ARC: Different Services and Channels of Trade, Sophisticated Purchaser

    TTAB Reverses 2(d) Refusal of ARC: Different Services and Channels of Trade, Sophisticated Purchaser
    The Board reversed a Section 2(d) refusal of the mark shown below, for "litigation support services provided exclusively to law firms, namely, conducting electronic legal discovery in the nature of reviewing e-mails and other electronically…
  • Apr 25

    WYHA? NANOCHIP Merely Descriptive of RFID Tags, Says TTAB

    WYHA? NANOCHIP Merely Descriptive of RFID Tags, Says TTAB
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark NANOCHIP, finding it merely descriptive of "radio frequency identification (RFID) tags." Examining Attorney Sophia S. Kim maintained that the mark immediately describes a feature or characteristic of…
  • Apr 24

    TTAB Reverses False Association Refusal of ME AND THE MOUSE TRAVEL & Design

    TTAB Reverses False Association Refusal of ME AND THE MOUSE TRAVEL & Design
    The Board reversed a Section 2(a) refusal of the mark shown below for travel agency services, rejecting the USPTO's contention that the mark includes matter that falsely suggests an association with Disney Enterprises, Inc. The evidence…
Rank this Week: 177

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Apr 26

    Expert Claim Constructions of Unconstrued Claims Excluded

    Expert Claim Constructions of Unconstrued Claims Excluded
    Not Dead Yet Manufacturing, Inc. d/b/a/ NDY MFG, Inc. v. Pride Sol’ns., LLC, No. 13 C 3418, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 28, 2016) (Pallmeyer, J.). Judge Pallmeyer granted in part plaintiff NDY’s FRE 702 motion to exclude certain…
  • Apr 24

    Foreign Defendant’s Unknown Address Allows Alternative Service Instead of Hague Convention

    Foreign Defendant’s Unknown Address Allows Alternative Service Instead of Hague Convention
    Levi Strauss & Co. v. Zhejiang Weidu Garment Co., Ltd., No. 16 C 7824, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 17, 2016) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur denied defendant yogee-mall’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2)&(5) motion to dismiss in this…
  • Apr 21

    CLE: Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law

    CLE: Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law
    On Friday, May 5, 2017, from 8:15 am – 1:30 pm, John Marshall is hosting its 8th annual Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law seminar.  In addition to providing ethics credit, the program is top-notch, including:…
Rank this Week: 112

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Apr 26

    CJEU in Filmspeler rules that the sale of a multimedia player is a ‘communication to the public’

    CJEU in Filmspeler rules that the sale of a multimedia player is a ‘communication to the public’
    This update from Eleonora Rosati writing on the IPKat Did you think that the story with copyright, linking, and the right of communication to the public was over? Of course not.Today the Court of Justice of the…
  • Apr 24

    Introducing our New Guest Blogger

    Introducing our New Guest Blogger
    David LiaoWe are delighted to announce that David Liao and Tibbie McIntyrehave joined our team as guest bloggers. Tibbie McIntyreOur readers have already had the opportunity to read their posts, as David and Tibbie have been interningwith us…
  • Apr 24

    Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf applies CJEU Mc Fadden decision

    Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf applies CJEU Mc Fadden decision
    1709 Blog readers will recall that last September the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its decision in the important Mc Fadden case [here and here], a reference for a preliminary ruling…
Rank this Week: 3707

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Apr 26

    New issue of Music & Copyright

    New issue of Music & Copyright
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. IFPI reports second consecutive year of recorded-music income growth International music trade body the IFPI has reported…
  • Mar 29

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. UK High Court orders ISPs to block servers of illegal streaming services The handing out of blocking orders to an ISP by…
  • Mar 15

    New issue of Music & Copyright with China country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with China country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Much of MEA’s digital music fortunes lie with carriers and RBTs Music revenue in the Middle East and North Africa…
Rank this Week: 858

Written Description

Written Description

By Lisa Ouellette, Camilla Hrdy, and Michael Risch. Reviews recent news and scholarship on patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    Biosimilars at the Supreme Court: Argument Preview

    Biosimilars at the Supreme Court: Argument Preview
    This is a guest post by Katie Mladinich, a J.D. student at Stanford Law School. She received her Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.The Supreme Court will hear arguments this morning in its first cases…
  • Apr 2

    Yelderman on Accuracy in the Patent System

    Yelderman on Accuracy in the Patent System
    When the USPTO is faced with a patent application of uncertain validity, which way should it err? How do the costs of erroneous patent grants compare with the costs of erroneous patent denials? Steve Yelderman provides an insightful new take…
  • Mar 25

    Dan Brean and Bryan Clark: Casting Aspersions in Patent Trial

    Dan Brean and Bryan Clark: Casting Aspersions in Patent Trial
    There are two main bases for rectifying misconduct in a patent case. First, a prevailing patentee can collect treble damages from a willful infringer. Second, on the flip side, a prevailing patent infringement defendant can force the patentee…
Rank this Week: 5202

Written Description

Written Description

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

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    Biosimilars at the Supreme Court: Argument Preview

    Biosimilars at the Supreme Court: Argument Preview
    This is a guest post by Katie Mladinich, a J.D. student at Stanford Law School. She received her Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.The Supreme Court will hear arguments this morning in its first cases…
  • Apr 2

    Yelderman on Accuracy in the Patent System

    Yelderman on Accuracy in the Patent System
    When the USPTO is faced with a patent application of uncertain validity, which way should it err? How do the costs of erroneous patent grants compare with the costs of erroneous patent denials? Steve Yelderman provides an insightful new take…
  • Mar 25

    Dan Brean and Bryan Clark: Casting Aspersions in Patent Trial

    Dan Brean and Bryan Clark: Casting Aspersions in Patent Trial
    There are two main bases for rectifying misconduct in a patent case. First, a prevailing patentee can collect treble damages from a willful infringer. Second, on the flip side, a prevailing patent infringement defendant can force the patentee…
Rank this Week: 884

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    T2123/14 : choix de l'état de la technique le plus proche

    T2123/14 : choix de l'état de la technique le plus proche
    Le but de l'invention était de proposer des compositions détergentes contenant des composés gras conduisant néanmoins à des performances cosmétiques de haut niveau en termes de démêlage…
  • Apr 23

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Ingénieur Brevets spécialisé dans le domaine des sciences du vivant (H/F) – Lieu LYON - CDI EGYP LYON recherche un(e) ingénieur(e) Brevets titulaire d’un diplôme d’ingénieur ou…
  • Apr 23

    Offre de stage

    Offre de stage
    OFFRE DE STAGE D’INGENIEUR BREVETS Recruteur :  La Société d'Accélération du Transfert de Technologies de l’Arc méditerranéen en Occitanie (Satt AxLR), créée en…
Rank this Week: 637

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Apr 25

    Supreme Court Preview -- Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. -- 180 Day Notice of Commercial Marketing Provisions of BPCIA

    Supreme Court Preview -- Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. -- 180 Day Notice of Commercial Marketing Provisions of BPCIA
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- On Wednesday, April 26, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc, involving interpretation for the first time of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act ("BPCIA"), which was…
  • Apr 24

    Supreme Court Preview -- Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc.

    Supreme Court Preview -- Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc.
    By Andrew Williams -- On Wednesday, April 26, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. case. This case involves the interpretation of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act ("BPCIA"), which will…
  • Apr 23

    Ali v. Carnegie Institution of Washington (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    Ali v. Carnegie Institution of Washington (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- It has been the experience of more than a few first-year law students taking Civil Procedure I that the only correct answer to a complex procedural problem is that there is no way for a plaintiff to bring suit. The…
Rank this Week: 67

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Apr 25

    Tomorrow, April 26: Day One of the 11th Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute

    Tomorrow, April 26: Day One of the 11th Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute
    And I’ll be there!  Not just there but “keynote luncheon speaker” there.  Here:   Pretty sure you can still register.  Not clear on why you wouldn’t!
  • Apr 21

    When Fakery Turns Fatal

    When Fakery Turns Fatal
    Originally posted 2011-02-13 19:15:20. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe New York Times reports about an aspect of trademark enforcement which, among the disputes over rent-seeking and IP overreach, is often...
  • Apr 21

    Conoce a los bloggers – INTA Barcelona 2017

    Conoce a los bloggers – INTA Barcelona 2017
    Ay, Dios mio… viviendo el sueño.  ¿Es realmente posible en nuestro mundo tanto triste y prosaico? ¡Di me, Elvis!  ¡Di me la verdad! Yes, yes, yes! The trademark bloggers are...
Rank this Week: 137

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Apr 25

    Detailed explanation for motivation to combine required for obviousne

    Detailed explanation for motivation to combine required for obviousne
    Summary A proper rejection on obviousness requires that the examiner show how one of ordinary skill in the art would have been motivated to combine two or more prior art references to make the claimed invention. In Personal Web Technologies…
  • Apr 18

    Bar to initiate Covered Business Method review was raised

    Bar to initiate Covered Business Method review was raised
    The threshold bar for being able to successfully petition the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to initiate the covered business method review used to be low.  See Versata.…
  • Apr 10

    Prior art must disclose EVERY limitation for a proper anticipation rejection

    Prior art must disclose EVERY limitation for a proper anticipation rejection
    For an examiner to reject a claim based on anticipation, each and every limitation must be found either expressly or inherently in a single prior art reference. An anticipation rejection is a rejection where the examiner is of the opinion…
Rank this Week: 2024

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
  • Apr 25

    Vivian Maier Dispute à Troi

    Vivian Maier Dispute à Troi
    The battle over artist’s “estates” continues.
  • Apr 20

    Podcast: Charging Bull v. Fearless Girl, Cady Noland, 5Pointz, Moral Right

    Podcast: Charging Bull v. Fearless Girl, Cady Noland, 5Pointz, Moral Right
    Does an artist have the legal right to protect her work from the encroachment of another artist’s artwork? That’s the question facing Arturo Di Modica, creator of Wall Street’s iconic bronze Charging Bull, which last month…
  • Apr 15

    A VARA Triumph, Detroit Mural Will Stay Put

    A VARA Triumph, Detroit Mural Will Stay Put
    It’s VARA craziness week. According to the Detroit Metro Times, Detroit’s “iconic” Illuminated Mural won’t be torn down. Apparently the artist and building owner announced last Thursday that they have…
Rank this Week: 249

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: 106

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2329

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 25

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 98

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 98
    Here is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected –…
  • Apr 24

    Unicorns aren’t just for blended coffee beverages (aka Frappuccino®): fun unicorn trademarks from the USPTO

    Unicorns aren’t just for blended coffee beverages (aka Frappuccino®): fun unicorn trademarks from the USPTO
    The “Unicorn Frappuccino” has received a lot of (mostly negative) media attention in the last week. It was perhaps a good idea gone wrong. While Starbucks did not apply to register the beverage name with the USPTO, there are many…
  • Apr 21

    Save the Date: Meet the Bloggers XIII – Monday May 22nd in Barcelona

    Save the Date: Meet the Bloggers XIII – Monday May 22nd in Barcelona
    The thirteenth annual Meet the Bloggers event will be held once again this year at the annual conference of INTA in Barcelona, Spain. All blog readers are invited to join us for the fun.  Please RSVP here so that we know to…
Rank this Week: 1302

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

Summary of recent decisions by boards of appeal of the European patent office (EPO).

http://dp-patentlaw.blogspot.nl/
  • Apr 25

    T 1955/12: User preferences and a…

    T 1955/12: User preferences and a patentable medical injection deviceIn this appeal from an opposition, the Board discussed the novelty and inventive step of a medical injection device having a housing that can be customized. While in the…
  • Apr 18

    J 23/14 - Pendency revisited: the 6-month period for paying the renewal fee with an additional fee

    J 23/14 - Pendency revisited: the 6-month period for paying the renewal fee with an additional fee
    Just after the Guidelines explicitly indicated that a patent application is still pending for the purpose of filing a divisional until the expiry of the 6-month period for paying the renewal fee (even if that fee is not paid), T 1402/13 ruled…
  • Apr 11

    T 1543/12 - Multiple ranges in claim, are all combinations supported?

    T 1543/12 - Multiple ranges in claim, are all combinations supported?
    Many independent combinations are possibleClaim 1 in this opposition comprises a number of ranges. Individually, each of the ranges is supported by the application, but there may be combinations of the ranges that are not. Is such a claim…
Rank this Week: 5038

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Apr 25

    Fordham Conference Day 2

    Fordham Conference Day 2
    The sunrise session of day 2 was on second medical use claims and the hot European topic of plausibility. Floyd LJ began with a potted history and explained that whereas plausibility can be raised in different invalidity contexts the overall…
  • Apr 23

    Industry group: ‘Unified Patent Court hands patent trolls a powerful weapon’

    Industry group: ‘Unified Patent Court hands patent trolls a powerful weapon’
    Activities of Patent assertion entities (PAEs) in Europe are increasing dramatically and are encouraged by the Rules of Procedure of the upcoming Unified Patent Court, especially the possibility to obtain an EU wide injunction. This is argued…
  • Apr 22

    Litigation in Germany – A Troll’s Paradise?

    Litigation in Germany – A Troll’s Paradise?
    In Germany, the winning party is able to recover a significant amount of its costs from the losing party. This cost reimbursement, which is based on a statutory fee schedule, depends on the value of the case. The amount of recoverable fees…
Rank this Week: 4285

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Apr 25

    Copyright Usurped - EU Proposal for a New Copyright Directive

    Copyright Usurped - EU Proposal for a New Copyright Directive
    This article was kindly drafted by Axel Beelen, who writes the blog IP News (focusing on EU and Belgian IP developments). He can also be found on Twitter here. He is also a data protection specialist.In September 2016, the European…
  • Apr 4

    Sine Hominum - The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Copyright

    Sine Hominum - The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Copyright
    When people speak about artificial intelligence, or AI (the development of computer simulation of human behavior), they often think of things like Skynet or a near omnipotent, all-knowing computer entity that will overcome…
  • Mar 27

    Gimme a C! - Cheerleader Outfit Designs Protected by Copyright, Says US Supreme Court

    Gimme a C! - Cheerleader Outfit Designs Protected by Copyright, Says US Supreme Court
    Having discussed the Varsity Brands case in the US Court of Appeals nearly 6 months ago, this writer was quite excited to hear the Supreme Court's decision in the same case. While cheerleader outfits and their designs touch on very few…
Rank this Week: 4454