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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

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

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley
    Inventor Sued for Infringing His Own Patent. You Won't Believe What Happened NextMark A. Lemley Stanford Law SchoolNovember 30, 2016http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Dec 2

    Update re: DMCA re-registration

    Update re: DMCA re-registration
    I have updated my original post to include the information that the Library of Congress, not the CO, set the password requirements, and to add a rant about how re-registration should not be a…
  • Dec 2

    Failing to disclose refund policy does not make price claims literally false

    Failing to disclose refund policy does not make price claims literally false
    First Data Merchant Services Corp. v. SecurityMetrics, Inc., --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2016 WL 7010889, No. 15-2301, No. 15-2364 (4thCir. Dec. 1, 2016)Lower court opinion discussed here.  The court of appeals affirmed the district…
Rank this Week: 69

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Dec 2

    Prof Mark Lemley’s New Article

    Prof Mark Lemley’s New Article
    Inventor Sued for Infringing His Own Patent. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next
  • Dec 2

    Patent Law vs Property Law in Impression Prods. v. Lexmark Int’l.

    Patent Law vs Property Law in Impression Prods. v. Lexmark Int’l.
    by Dennis Crouch I finally predicted something! The Supreme Court has now granted writ of certiorari in the pending patent exhaustion case of Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., SCT Docket No. 15-1189.  The two…
  • Dec 1

    Looking forward to: 

    Looking forward to: 
    December 5: USPTO Roundtable on Patentable Subject Matter Eligibility (Webcast here: https://livestream.com/uspto/RoundatbleStanford) December 13: USPTO Patent Quality Roundtable (Webcast…
Rank this Week: 240

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/
  • Dec 2

    Mitsubishi Regional Jet Runs into Regulatory Turbulence in the American Skie

    Mitsubishi Regional Jet Runs into Regulatory Turbulence in the American Skie
    By Mariko Kageyama Say you are a maker of a brand new aircraft. You show off its blueprint and miniature model and take orders before you have even constructed it. What legal risks are you willing to assume at this stage? Though this may seem…
  • Dec 1

    YouTube’s Content ID Policy Change Now Saves Lost Monetization for Fair Use Video

    YouTube’s Content ID Policy Change Now Saves Lost Monetization for Fair Use Video
    By Dan Goodman As the late Notorious B.I.G. said, “Mo Money, Mo Problems.” Whether you believe that statement or not, it is certainly, and thankfully, becoming less true the world of monetizing videos on YouTube through fair…
  • Nov 27

    DMCA Takedown Notices: Never Enough, Always Too Much

    DMCA Takedown Notices: Never Enough, Always Too Much
    By Ari Robbins Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) takedown notices are headed to the Supreme Court where they could themselves be facing a takedown. These notices are issued outside of a court process and are…
Rank this Week: 3185

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 52

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4812

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
Rank this Week: 2403

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: 4653

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: 51

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Social Links: Yellow journalism rakes in cash; NYC law protects gig economy pay; Twitter suspends “alt-right” account

    Social Links: Yellow journalism rakes in cash; NYC law protects gig economy pay; Twitter suspends “alt-right” account
    “Yellow journalism” websites are using social media to capitalize on popular ideology. And they’re making a bundle. New York City recently passed the country’s first law protecting the wages of “gig…
  • Nov 29

    Socially Aware Made the Blawg 100 Again!

    Socially Aware Made the Blawg 100 Again!
    We are delighted to announce that Socially Aware has been included in the 10th Annual Blawg 100, a list of “100 excellent legal blogs” selected by the staff and readers of the ABA Journal, the American Bar…
  • Nov 22

    Yelp Case Shows CDA §230 Still Has Teeth

    Yelp Case Shows CDA §230 Still Has Teeth
    2016 has been a challenging year for Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) and the website operators who depend on it for protection against liability stemming from user-generated content. An unusually large number of cases this…
Rank this Week: 3585

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1988

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Canadian pizza battle goes to trademark registrant

    Canadian pizza battle goes to trademark registrant
    The value of reliance on a trade-mark registration, as opposed to prior use, stands out sharply in the recent Federal Court of Appeal of Canada case Pizzaiolo Restaurants Inc. v. Les Restaurants La Pizzaiolle Inc. ( 2016 FCA 256 October 28,…
  • Nov 28

    Copyright Office to Decrease DMCA Agent Registration Fees by 94%

    Copyright Office to Decrease DMCA Agent Registration Fees by 94%
    As of December 1, 2016, the U.S. Copyright Office will decrease the fee to register an agent to receive “takedown” notices under the DMCA from $105 to $6, pursuant to a new regulation. There will be additional changes, and…
  • Nov 14

    USPTO files opening brief in Slants case

    USPTO files opening brief in Slants case
    The First Amendment does not require the government to support disparaging speech, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) argued in its opening brief filed last week in the “Slants” trademark case currently…
Rank this Week: 1793

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Dec 2

    Canadian pizza battle goes to trademark registrant

    Canadian pizza battle goes to trademark registrant
    The value of reliance on a trade-mark registration, as opposed to prior use, stands out sharply in the recent Federal Court of Appeal of Canada case Pizzaiolo Restaurants Inc. v. Les Restaurants La Pizzaiolle Inc. ( 2016 FCA 256 October 28,…
  • Nov 28

    Copyright Office to Decrease DMCA Agent Registration Fees by 94%

    Copyright Office to Decrease DMCA Agent Registration Fees by 94%
    As of December 1, 2016, the U.S. Copyright Office will decrease the fee to register an agent to receive “takedown” notices under the DMCA from $105 to $6, pursuant to a new regulation. There will be additional changes, and…
  • Nov 14

    USPTO files opening brief in Slants case

    USPTO files opening brief in Slants case
    The First Amendment does not require the government to support disparaging speech, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) argued in its opening brief filed last week in the “Slants” trademark case currently…
Rank this Week: 1855

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/
Rank this Week: 4718

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Streamlined Foreign Media Ownership Procedures (Mostly) Effective in January

    Streamlined Foreign Media Ownership Procedures (Mostly) Effective in January
    A September Commission Order modifying a number of Commission Rules regarding filing and review of foreign ownership in broadcast licensees has now been published in the Federal Register, setting the effective date of at least some of these…
  • Dec 2

    Making Your Airport Great Again: FCC Waiver Allows Updated Body Scanner

    Making Your Airport Great Again: FCC Waiver Allows Updated Body Scanner
    We reported earlier this year that the FCC was seeking comment on a waiver request to allow certification of an updated, wider-band version of airport body scanners, ones that will meet new TSA standards. That waiver, which was not…
  • Nov 29

    Are Alternative Inspection FCC Notifications Still Needed?

    Are Alternative Inspection FCC Notifications Still Needed?
    Is there an easier way to notify the Commission when a station has taken part in the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP)? Or does the FCC need to be notified at all? The agency seeks public input on the issue. The alternative…
Rank this Week: 3203

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Dec 2

    Get thee to the Copyright Office: take steps now to preserve your DMCA safe harbor protection

    Get thee to the Copyright Office: take steps now to preserve your DMCA safe harbor protection
    The U.S. Copyright Office announced yesterday its new online registration system for designated agents. Online service providers designate agents to receive notifications of claimed copyright infringement. As of December 1,…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit: copyright infringement of Pre-1972 sound recordings covered by DMCA Safe Harbor

    Second Circuit: copyright infringement of Pre-1972 sound recordings covered by DMCA Safe Harbor
    Superheros donning black robes save website operators from liability for users’ copyright infringement of sound recordings fixed prior to 1972. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the safe harbors…
  • Jun 15

    Social Media Makes Healthcare More Personal

    Social Media Makes Healthcare More Personal
    The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media has a mission to personalize healthcare by using social media. Crazy – you say? By following best practices, healthcare providers can share their stories. True – covered entities and their…
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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: 1026

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Santa Goes to the Trademark Office

    Santa Goes to the Trademark Office
    This is Fashion Santa. Or at least it was until recently. Fashion Santa is a role that originated with model, Paul Mason and Toronto’s Yorkdale Mall in 2014. He promoted the mall and a successful charitable giving…
  • Dec 1

    The Unfortunate Renaming of U.S. Cellular Field

    The Unfortunate Renaming of U.S. Cellular Field
    I grew up with the White Sox playing in Comiskey Park, then after they tore that down, New Comiskey Park. In 2003 that changed to U.S. Cellular Field. Now, it’s undergoing another name change – Guaranteed Rate Field. Now I…
  • Nov 30

    Trademark Scam Results in More than $600,000 in Refunds in New Zealand

    Trademark Scam Results in More than $600,000 in Refunds in New Zealand
    The records of applications and registrations at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are publicly available, allowing individuals and companies to evaluate the registered trademark rights of third-parties. Unfortunately, these same records…
Rank this Week: 37

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 339

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Dec 2

    3 Count: Duran Du-lost

    3 Count: Duran Du-lost
    Duran Duran loses UK court battle over copyright reversion, Canadian Senators make Copyright Royalty Board a priority and programmer loses EA appeal. The post 3 Count: Duran Du-lost appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Dec 1

    3 Count: Sculpture Garden

    3 Count: Sculpture Garden
    Porche sued over "fake" version of hit song, Spain announces new anti-piracy push and Chinese sculpture destroyed over plagiarism allegations. The post 3 Count: Sculpture Garden appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Nov 30

    Why You Can’t Copy a Recipe Book

    Why You Can’t Copy a Recipe Book
    Copyright law makes it clear that you can't copyright a recipe. So why can't you photocopy a cookbook and what can you do to protect your work? The post Why You Can’t Copy a Recipe Book appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 1298

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Dec 2

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/02/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/02/16
    Our civilization, too, will largely survive in the works of our creation. There is a quality in art which speaks across the gulf dividing man from man and nation from nation, and century from century. That quality confirms the faith that our…
  • Nov 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/18/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/18/16
    Fighting for Creators in Washington DC — Melvin Gibbs writes, “In the latest fight over TV set top box rules, [FCC] Commissioner Rosenworcel has been a strong and consistent voice demanding that the FCC honor copyright principles…
  • Nov 11

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/11/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/11/16
    A tribute to an outstanding Register of Copyrights — Former IP Subcommittee Chairman Howard Berman pens this tribute to former Register Maria Pallante, who was removed from her position several weeks ago. Berman writes, “In…
Rank this Week: 4478

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
Rank this Week: 301

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Dec 2

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-01

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-01
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-11-30 https://t.co/cKeB0iUWCn -> Link to Senate Committee report on Copyright Board https://t.co/KxETWKfka1 -> Senate report on Copyright Board: A RATIONALE FOR URGENT REVIEW | Barry Sookman…
  • Dec 1

    Senate report on Copyright Board: A RATIONALE FOR URGENT REVIEW

    Senate report on Copyright Board: A RATIONALE FOR URGENT REVIEW
    The Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce which examined the operations of the Copyright Board is now available. I reported on the hearing in a prior post. The recommendations are clear: a thorough in depth…
  • Dec 1

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-11-30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-11-30
    Netflix lets users download videos for offline viewing https://t.co/husFFDG8Wk -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-11-29 | Barry Sookman https://t.co/BwLgvN9CgY -> "Wanton Disregard Of Duty" Tort Claim Pre-Empted By Copyright Act…
Rank this Week: 2486

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Dec 2

    What to ask when hiring an online trademark service

    What to ask when hiring an online trademark service
    I am often asked about the differences between our law firm services from Erik M Pelton & Associates and those offered by budget online trademark services. In this video, I discuss a few of the considerations and questions to consider…
  • Nov 30

    More than 200 registered trademarks featuring “200”

    More than 200 registered trademarks featuring “200”
    This week, I celebrated sending out the 200th issue of the Tuesday Trademark Tip newsletter to readers. Did you know that there are more than 200 registered trademarks in the USPTO records featuring ‘200’ according to a search of…
  • Nov 28

    Three Tips For Building A Strong Trademark

    Three Tips For Building A Strong Trademark
    In this video, trademark attorney Erik Pelton shares three tips for creating and building a strong trademark and brand. Erik discusses unique names, creative names, and trademark registration.  
Rank this Week: 2886

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Dec 2

    Ending the German FIT

    Ending the German FIT
    Some politicians in the CDU, one of the ruling parties, want to start a discussion on ending the German FIT (feed-in tariff) for renewable energy, according to reports at SPIEGEL. The idea is that renewable energy will win anyway because…
  • Nov 28

    Michael Mann Lecture

    Michael Mann Lecture
    I just watched this on Youtube: Mann is of course famous both for his “hockey stick” science contributions and for being the object of attacks from Republican politicians, whose fossil fuel sponsors don’t like his science.…
  • Nov 27

    Book Review: Prelude, by Kurt Cobb

    Book Review: Prelude, by Kurt Cobb
    Link to the amazon page for this book (kindle edition). I bought this book because I saw the promotion at the author’s blog, Resource Insights. I recently discovered that blog and find many of the posts there of interest. I have to…
Rank this Week: 2187

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Dec 2

    Source Code Evidence Required to Establish Computer Game Copyright Infringement

    Source Code Evidence Required to Establish Computer Game Copyright Infringement
    Robin Antonick developed the computer code for the original John Madden Football game for Apple II (Apple II Madden), released by Electronic Arts (EA) in 1988. Antonick also developed Madden games for IBM-compatible computers. Antonick began…
  • Nov 23

    Common Carrier Status Exempts AT&T from FTC Act Enforcement Action

    Common Carrier Status Exempts AT&T from FTC Act Enforcement Action
    The Federal Trade Commission enforces the FTC Act, which prevents “persons, partnerships, or corporations, except common carriers subject to the Acts to regulate commerce, from using unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting…
  • Nov 11

    Factual Decisions Required Before Querying Register of Copyright

    Factual Decisions Required Before Querying Register of Copyright
    Palmer/Kane LLC sued Gareth Stevens Publishing (Stevens) for infringing the copyrights on a number of photograph copyrights owned by Palmer/Kane. After substantially completing discovery, Stevens informed the district court that it intended…
Rank this Week: 2821

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Dec 2

    No Implied Right to Copyright Infringement Indemnification

    No Implied Right to Copyright Infringement Indemnification
    Kay Bros. Enters., Inc. v. Parente¸ No. 16 C 387, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 3, 2016) (Ellis, J.). Judge Ellis granted in part third party defendant R.A. Mifflin Architects (“Mifflin”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to…
  • Nov 30

    Court Construes Claims Without Deciding Level of Ordinary Skill Because it is Irrelevant to Current Issue

    Court Construes Claims Without Deciding Level of Ordinary Skill Because it is Irrelevant to Current Issue
    Kolcraft Enters., Inc. v. Chicco USA, Inc., No. 09 C 3339, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 2, 2016) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang construed the claims in this patent case involving play gyms and play yards for babies. Of particular note, the Court held…
  • Nov 28

    Motion to Strike LR 56.1 Statement of Facts Denied as Moot

    Motion to Strike LR 56.1 Statement of Facts Denied as Moot
    Narkiewicz-Laine v. Doyle, No. 11 C 1826, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 15, 2016) (Kapala, J.). Judge Kapala adopted the magistrate judge’s report and recommendation striking as moot defendants’ motion to strike plaintiff’s Local…
Rank this Week: 730

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Dec 2

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking
    Hannah J. Wiseman, Negotiated Rulemaking and New Risks: A Rail Safety Case Study, Wake Forest J.L. & Pol’y (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Richard PierceHannah Wiseman’s insightful case study has forced me to rethink my…
  • Dec 1

    Pregnancy, Accommodation, and the Workplace

    Pregnancy, Accommodation, and the Workplace
    Bradley A. Areheart, Accommodating Pregnancy, 67 Ala. L. Rev. 1125 (2016).Joseph SeinerIn Accommodating Pregnancy, Professor Bradley Areheart takes on the ambitious project of evaluating the current law of pregnancy discrimination in the…
  • Nov 30

    Decluttering the Estate Tax

    Decluttering the Estate Tax
    Wendy C. Gerzog, Toward a Reality-Based Estate Tax,  57 B.C. L. Rev. 1037 (2016).Michael YuWhere Marie Kondo taught us how to declutter our homes in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Professor Wendy Gerzog provides in her article…
Rank this Week: 4463

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    TTAB Test: Is "LUCKY SUSHI BAR" Confusable With "LUCKY BAR" for Restaurant Services?

    TTAB Test: Is "LUCKY SUSHI BAR" Confusable With "LUCKY BAR" for Restaurant Services?
    Try your luck on this Section 2(d) bar. The USPTO refused registration of the mark LUCKY SUSHI BAR for bar and restaurant services [SUSHI BAR disclaimed], finding a likelihood of confusion with the registered mark LUCKY BAR for the same…
  • Dec 1

    TTAB Affirms Refusal of ULTRA TRIMMER for Illegal Drug (Marijuana) Paraphernalia

    TTAB Affirms Refusal of ULTRA TRIMMER for Illegal Drug (Marijuana) Paraphernalia
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark ULTRA TRIMMER for "agricultural machines, namely, a trimming machine for trimming leaves, plants, flowers and buds" on the ground that the goods comprise illegal drug paraphernalia under the…
  • Nov 30

    TTAB Posts December 2016 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts December 2016 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled four (4) oral hearings for the month of December 2016. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. Briefs and other papers for these cases…
Rank this Week: 127

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

Covers the Supreme Court's review of In re Bilski. By Fenwick & West.

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    USPTO's Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable on Dec. 5, 2016

    USPTO's Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable on Dec. 5, 2016
    by Robert R. Sachs On December 5, 2016 the USPTO will hold its second Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable to discuss issues in patent eligibility. The USPTO published a list of eighteen questions in anticipation of the event, dealing…
  • Dec 1

    Busting the Myth of the Unlimited RCE

    Busting the Myth of the Unlimited RCE
    by Robert R. Sachs In June, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) issued a performance audit of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), “Patent Office Should Define Quality, Reassess Incentives, and Improve Clarity.” [1] The report…
  • Oct 19

    AliceStorm Update for Fall 2016

    AliceStorm Update for Fall 2016
    By Robert R. Sachs The Federal Circuit's recent decision in McRO has been interpreted by many in the patent community as a further signal that the so-called "pendulum" is swinging back to a more favorable position for patentees.…
Rank this Week: 260

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Dec 1

    Apple, Inc. v. Ameranth, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Apple, Inc. v. Ameranth, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Computerized Restaurant Ordering Menu Patents Found to Be Directed to Unpatentable Subject Matter By Joseph Herndon -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reviewed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decision in three Covered…
  • Nov 30

    Perfect Surgical Techniques, Inc. v. Olympus America, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Perfect Surgical Techniques, Inc. v. Olympus America, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Diligence is a patent concept whose applicability was severely restricted under the changes in U.S. patent law created under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. Diligence is important when determining whether an…
  • Nov 29

    News from Abroad: Not One But Two Decisions Fine Tune the Australian Patent Office's Approach to Life Science Technologie

    News from Abroad: Not One But Two Decisions Fine Tune the Australian Patent Office's Approach to Life Science Technologie
    By Chris Vindurampulle* -- Two recent Australian Patent Office decisions have provided clarity as to the patentability of isolated nucleic acid sequences following the High Court's decision in D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics1 ('Myriad'). The first…
Rank this Week: 287

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    CABINET ROMAN  Conseil en Propriété industrielle  Fondé en 1892  Cherche pour un poste basé à MARSEILLE  UN INGÉNIEUR BREVET (H/F)  Profil :  -…
  • Nov 30

    G1/15 : priorité partielle et divisionnaires empoisonnée

    G1/15 : priorité partielle et divisionnaires empoisonnée
    Dans l'affaire G1/15, la Grande Chambre a répondu de la manière suivante aux questions posées dans la décision T557/13 (traduction personnelle) : Le droit à une priorité partielle ne peut…
  • Nov 29

    T1265/13 : "substantially"

    T1265/13 : "substantially"
    La revendication de la demande contenait l'expression "to substantially or completely recover the stored biological sample". L'expression est certe clarifiée en page 18 de la demande ("e. g., recovery of at least 50 percent,…
Rank this Week: 1074

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Dec 1

    The U.S. Copyright Office Proposes New Rules for Registering Photograph

    The U.S. Copyright Office Proposes New Rules for Registering Photograph
    The U.S. Copyright Office today published three notices of proposed rulemaking, which are summarized below. Supplementary Registration: The U.S. Copyright Office is seeking public comments on proposed amendments to its regulation governing…
  • Nov 21

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 12th Copyright Law Blog of All Time!

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 12th Copyright Law Blog of All Time!
    According to Justia Blawgsearch, the Photo Attorney blog is the 12th most popular copyright law blog of all time!  Thanks for your support! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just…
  • Nov 21

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 21 Copyright Law Blog of All Time!

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 21 Copyright Law Blog of All Time!
    According to Justia Blawgsearch, the Photo Attorney blog is the 12th most popular copyright law blog of all time!  Thanks for your support! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just…
Rank this Week: 237

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Dec 1

    The U.S. Copyright Office Proposes New Rules for Registering Photograph

    The U.S. Copyright Office Proposes New Rules for Registering Photograph
    The U.S. Copyright Office today published three notices of proposed rulemaking, which are summarized below. Supplementary Registration: The U.S. Copyright Office is seeking public comments on proposed amendments to its regulation governing…
  • Nov 21

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 12th Copyright Law Blog of All Time!

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 12th Copyright Law Blog of All Time!
    According to Justia Blawgsearch, the Photo Attorney blog is the 12th most popular copyright law blog of all time!  Thanks for your support! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just…
  • Nov 21

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 21 Copyright Law Blog of All Time!

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 21 Copyright Law Blog of All Time!
    According to Justia Blawgsearch, the Photo Attorney blog is the 12th most popular copyright law blog of all time!  Thanks for your support! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just…
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Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
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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/
  • Dec 1

    Use It (in Commerce) or Lose It!

    Use It (in Commerce) or Lose It!
    Before a U.S. application filed on an in-use or intent-to-use basis may proceed to registration, the applicant must show that the mark has been used in commerce.  Being right about whether the mark has been used in commerce is important.…
  • Nov 4

    Writing Off Your Right

    Writing Off Your Right
      I have twins.  Yes, we have two of most everything.  No, it doesn’t make it easier.  The twins don’t always remember who owns what or whether the object was traded.  I hear a lot of, “That’s…
  • Oct 31

    Hitman Glass Hit With Default Judgment

    Hitman Glass Hit With Default Judgment
    Hitman Glass is in hot water with Starbucks over use of a nearly identical version of Starbucks’ famous logos on a line of glass bongs, t-shirts, and pins. Things really heated up for Hitman Glass when Starbucks was granted a default…
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Legal Intangibles

Legal Intangibles

Covers intellectual property law cases, events and developments. By Tom Kulik.

http://legalintangibles.com/
  • Dec 1

    Newly Amended Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41: What It Means & Why It May Reach Too Far

    Newly Amended Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41: What It Means & Why It May Reach Too Far
    Consider this hypothetical: Frustrated with ads on his smartphone, John Doe disables access by mobile apps to his location data on his Android phone (like many smartphone users already do)…and as a result, his smartphone gets caught…
  • Nov 3

    “All Thumbs” Revisited: Mobile Biometrics, Your Data & the Law

    “All Thumbs” Revisited: Mobile Biometrics, Your Data & the Law
    I have previously posted on the topic of biometrics and the 5th Amendment (especially in the context of mobile technology).  A reprint of my initial article can be found in the November 2016 issue of the Texas Bar Journal.  Now, it…
  • Oct 6

    Attorneys Beware: The “Cloud” May Be Raining on Your Ethical Obligation

    Attorneys Beware: The “Cloud” May Be Raining on Your Ethical Obligation
    EverNote.  DropBox.  Google Drive. These are but a few of the many cloud-based applications available on the Internet that provide helpful and cost-effective solutions to document creation, collaboration and storage. Traditionally,…
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IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Dec 1

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

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

    Supreme Court May Cut Back Laches in Patent Infringement Case

    Supreme Court May Cut Back Laches in Patent Infringement Case
    The United States Supreme Court is considering whether the doctrine of laches will bar a patent infringement claim filed within the Patent Act’s six-year damage limitations period set forth in 35 U.S.C. §286.  The case before…
  • Nov 17

    Federal Circuit Takes A Common Law Approach to “Abstract Idea” Determinations in Alice Case

    Federal Circuit Takes A Common Law Approach to “Abstract Idea” Determinations in Alice Case
    By:  Eric Caligiuri In Amdocs (Israel) Ltd. v. Openet Telecom Inc. et al., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently upheld four software patents against a patent-eligibility challenge, finding that the patents do not…
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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 119

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
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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/
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IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Dec 1

    It’s December 1: time to update your DMCA agent designation

    It’s December 1: time to update your DMCA agent designation
    If you operate a website that accepts user-generated content, it’s time to contact the Copyright Office. Many online service providers (OSPs) accept user-generated content. Examples include e-commerce websites that accept product…
  • Oct 26

    White House urges restrictions on non-compete agreement

    White House urges restrictions on non-compete agreement
    This week the Obama administration issued a “call to action” statement in which it urged state governments to restrict many of the non-compete agreements that employers often impose on employees. The statement calls on state…
  • Oct 25

    Will your patent assignment document satisfy new European Patent Office requirements?

    Will your patent assignment document satisfy new European Patent Office requirements?
    Effective November 1, 2016, new European Patent Office (EPO) Examination Guidelines governing the transfer of European patent applications will take effect. The new Guidelines make two changes that transacting parties…
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Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Nov 30

    Apple Files Trademark Application for ‘Tapback’ in Nigeria

    Apple Files Trademark Application for ‘Tapback’ in Nigeria
    December 1, 2016 -- Apple Inc. has filed a new trademark application for 'Tapback' in Nigeria. The trademark application relates to Apple's iMessage feature called 'Tapback' which allows users to share their reaction to a text…
  • Nov 23

    Recall of Drugs Manufactured by Ta Fong Pharmaceutical

    Recall of Drugs Manufactured by Ta Fong Pharmaceutical
    November 23, 2016 — The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is alerting the Public about the recall of some drugs manufactured by Ta Fong Pharmaceutical Company Limited, over quality concerns. The…
  • Nov 23

    Recall of Drugs Manufactured by Ta Fong Pharmaceutical

    Recall of Drugs Manufactured by Ta Fong Pharmaceutical
    November 23, 2016 — The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is alerting the Public about the recall of some drugs manufactured by Ta Fong Pharmaceutical Company Limited, over quality concerns. The…
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Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Nov 30

    The soupy IP legacy of Andy Warhol

    The soupy IP legacy of Andy Warhol
    Andy Warhol, we hardly knew you.  Then again, we knew more about you in some respects than we might have wanted to.  But on the other other hand, who knew you’d make such a mess of intellectual property concepts? Familiarity…
  • Nov 17

    Trademark “use in interstate commerce” and the decline of federalism

    Trademark “use in interstate commerce” and the decline of federalism
    What’s the use? Trademark use, that is.  Heck, it’s getting harder to figure out what’s not “trademark use” these days, as John Welch reports: The CAFC reversed the TTAB’s decision in adidas AG v.…
  • Nov 11

    Happy Purim!

    Happy Purim!
    Originally posted 2011-03-19 19:56:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Purim – the holiday that celebrates LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION!  
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OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Nov 30

    Section 271 determines whether global sales infringes a US patent

    Section 271 determines whether global sales infringes a US patent
    Under Section 271(a), activities considered to be infringing a patent when performed wholly in the United States may be transformed into non-infringing activities if some of those activities are performed outside of the United States. In this…
  • Nov 24

    Narrow written description leads to narrow patent protection

    Narrow written description leads to narrow patent protection
    In GPNE Corp. v. Apple Inc. (Fed. Cir. August 1, 2016), the written description was presented in a way that narrowly described the invention, and thus the court ascribed a narrow meaning to the terms of the claims and found no patent…
  • Oct 20

    Functional language invalidates patent claim

    Functional language invalidates patent claim
    In AGIS, Inc. v. Life360, Inc. (Fed. Cir. July 28, 2016), AGIS (patent owner) held a patent directed to a cellular communication system that allows multiple cellular phone users to monitor the location of others and their status via a visual…
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Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Nov 30

    The Best Retirement To-Do List for 2017 Onward

    The Best Retirement To-Do List for 2017 Onward
    The best retirement to-do list should always include estate planning. However, the first step is to make that decision to plan your retirement. And here are the valid reasons to plan your retirement:
  • Nov 21

    Protecting Your Digital Assets After You Die

    Protecting Your Digital Assets After You Die
    Many people don’t like to talk about death but they will if it has anything to do with protecting their assets – including digital assets.
  • Nov 14

    What Actually Is Probate?

    What Actually Is Probate?
    Probate is a court case that one files against themselves on behalf of their creditors.
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