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Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

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

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Nov 26

    Take steps to protect your privacy this shopping season

    Take steps to protect your privacy this shopping season
    The holiday season is upon us and by the end of the year, Americans will have spent approximately $600 billion shopping in stores and online. By now, most consumers are aware of a broad range of risks associated with the holidays. We try not…
  • Nov 25

    Texas Federal Court decision illustrates need for BYOD policie

    Texas Federal Court decision illustrates need for BYOD policie
    Saman Rajaee was a salesman for Design Tech Homes. He used his personal iPhone to connect to his employer’s Microsoft Exchange Server, which allowed him to access his work-related email, contacts and calendar from his phone. Design Tech…
  • Nov 25

    Immigration reform may help out tech companie

    Immigration reform may help out tech companie
    Our colleagues at Employer Law Report recently discussed how President Obama’s immigration reform measures could affect tech companies whose workforces include non-U.S. residents with H-1B visas. According to a memo from the Department…
Rank this Week: 1846

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Nov 26

    10 years of TechnoLlama

    10 years of TechnoLlama
    I’m late to my own birthday party! I just realised that this blog turned 10 last month. How time flies when you’re having fun and all that. I started the blog not really expecting much, it pretty much began as a personal project…
  • Nov 13

    Misogyny in gaming

    Misogyny in gaming
    This is not a post about Gamergate. I have been trying to stay out of the Gamergate discussion from the start, mostly because having missed a big part of the controversy, it has become increasingly more difficult to understand exactly…
  • Nov 7

    Incitement to violence and freedom of speech online

    Incitement to violence and freedom of speech online
    Julien Blanc, alleged member of the human species, has been ejected from Australia where he was conducting a series of paid seminars teaching young men how to pick up women with abusive and borderline criminal tactics. The reason given by…
Rank this Week: 726

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Happy Thanksgiving from Carter Law Firm!

    Happy Thanksgiving from Carter Law Firm!
    I feel very lucky to have had this practice for almost three years and the success that has come with it. Every few months, I get a call from a law student or a recent law graduate who wants to talk about how I started my practice and what I…
  • Nov 23

    Yahoo Taking Advantage of Creative Commons with Flickr Wall Art – Hope they Don’t Screw it Up

    Yahoo Taking Advantage of Creative Commons with Flickr Wall Art – Hope they Don’t Screw it Up
    My friend and amazing photographer Devon Christopher Adams tipped me off about Yahoo’s announcement that people can buy Flickr Wall Art of Creative Commons images from Flickr . If Yahoo does this right, it’s a brilliant business…
  • Nov 18

    Who to Ask for Permission to Use a Photo

    Who to Ask for Permission to Use a Photo
    I had the pleasure of speaking at TechPhx over the weekend and fielding a lot of questions about how the law applies to blogging and podcasting, especially copyright, trademark, and privacy issues. The big take-home lesson surrounding…
Rank this Week: 3691

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Petitions for Inter Partes Review Citing Same Prior Art May be Decided Differently

    Petitions for Inter Partes Review Citing Same Prior Art May be Decided Differently
    The Board denied the petitioner's request for rehearing of an earlier decision partially denying institution of inter partes review and rejected the arguments regarding the institutions of earlier petitions. "[The petitioner] contends that…
  • Nov 25

    Medical Device Claims Indefinite Under Nautilu

    Medical Device Claims Indefinite Under Nautilu
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's medical device patents were invalid as indefinite. "The question here is whether the absence of identified boundaries in terms of proximity, distance, or location…
  • Nov 24

    Failure to Disclose Federal Circuit Order May Support Inequitable Conduct Defense

    Failure to Disclose Federal Circuit Order May Support Inequitable Conduct Defense
    The court granted defendants' motion to amend its answer to add a claim for inequitable conduct and rejected plaintiff's argument that the amendment was futile. "Defendants' proposed Amended Answer alleges, on information and belief, that…
Rank this Week: 1046

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Nov 26

    A Brief History of Google’s Android Operating System

    A Brief History of Google’s Android Operating System
    In October 2003, a group of young computing experts came together to establish a software development company that would go on to revolutionize the cellular mobile phone as we knew it. The product they would create would establish incredible…
  • Nov 26

    Collateral Estoppel Applies to Reexam Claim

    Collateral Estoppel Applies to Reexam Claim
    The Federal Circuit held that the district court correctly applied collateral estoppel to the ’774 patent because reexamined claim 33 contains the same memory limitation previously found in claims 1 and 19, and because the ’774…
  • Nov 25

    Sony Settles FTC Charges Over Misleading Ads For PlayStation Vita Gaming Console

    Sony Settles FTC Charges Over Misleading Ads For PlayStation Vita Gaming Console
    The FTC’s complaint against Sony charges the company with making false claims about the PS Vita’s “cross platform gaming” or “cross-save” feature. Sony claimed, for example, that PS Vita users could pause…
Rank this Week: 4184

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/
  • Nov 26

    A Brief History of Google’s Android Operating System

    A Brief History of Google’s Android Operating System
    In October 2003, a group of young computing experts came together to establish a software development company that would go on to revolutionize the cellular mobile phone as we knew it. The product they would create would establish incredible…
  • Nov 26

    Collateral Estoppel Applies to Reexam Claim

    Collateral Estoppel Applies to Reexam Claim
    The Federal Circuit held that the district court correctly applied collateral estoppel to the ’774 patent because reexamined claim 33 contains the same memory limitation previously found in claims 1 and 19, and because the ’774…
  • Nov 25

    Sony Settles FTC Charges Over Misleading Ads For PlayStation Vita Gaming Console

    Sony Settles FTC Charges Over Misleading Ads For PlayStation Vita Gaming Console
    The FTC’s complaint against Sony charges the company with making false claims about the PS Vita’s “cross platform gaming” or “cross-save” feature. Sony claimed, for example, that PS Vita users could pause…
Rank this Week: 4789

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/
  • Nov 26

    Love it or leave it: SERIAL podcast name

    Love it or leave it: SERIAL podcast name
    SERIAL is a hot new podcast from the producers of This American Life.  Both the name and logo are terrific! The name is terrific — short and unique. And suggestive of a show that is in “serial” format with new episodes…
  • Nov 24

    Love it or Leave it: New PIZZA HUT logo falls flat

    Love it or Leave it: New PIZZA HUT logo falls flat
    This month, Pizza Hut unveiled an updated logo.  Why?  The brand needs a facelift. But the logo re-design is only a tweak.  It “flattens” the prior logo, and puts it inside a circle. The new logo falls flat. It is…
  • Nov 21

    Seven quick tips for protecting your brand

    Seven quick tips for protecting your brand
    One of the first blog posts I wrote was on this subject. It is basic and brief – but very important! Choose Wisely – The more creative your brand name is, the greater the odds that it is unique.  More distinctive and…
Rank this Week: 475

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 141

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

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

    EURO 2016: Farbenfrohes Maskottchen im Markenregister

    EURO 2016: Farbenfrohes Maskottchen im Markenregister
    Die Fussball-Europameisterschaft 2016 (EURO 2016) findet in Frankreich statt. Die UEFA präsentierte das noch namenlose Maskottchen am 18. November 2014, nachdem sie am Vortag und damit rechtzeitig die entsprechende Bildmarke unter…
  • Nov 17

    DDR: Vorbild für staatliche Überwacher in der Schweiz?

    DDR: Vorbild für staatliche Überwacher in der Schweiz?
    Der Dienst «Überwachung Post- und Fernmeldeverkehr» (Dienst «ÜPF») führt in der Schweiz die Überwachung des Post- und Fernmeldeverkehrs durch. Möchte beispielsweise eine Staats­anwaltschaft…
  • Nov 17

    Social Media-Nutzung: Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen?

    Social Media-Nutzung: Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen?
    Anlässlich einer Tagung von Berner Schul­leiterinnen und Schulleitern hielt ich letzte Woche in Gerzensee ein Referat über die rechtlichen Rahmen­bedingungen für Social Media-Nutzung. Ich befasste mich einerseits mit…
Rank this Week: 1709

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: 3257

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
  • Nov 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-25
    Social media terms of service may be trumped by Canadian law http://t.co/HGrhOsu8V9 -> Regin computer spying malware has 'stealth' features, Symantec says http://t.co/BnlXAcsnGp -> Hacker claiming ties to Anonymous forces Toronto police…
  • Nov 25

    Proving copyright infringement: John Kaldor Fabricmaker v Lee Ann Fashion

    Proving copyright infringement: John Kaldor Fabricmaker v Lee Ann Fashion
    To prove copyright infringement, the claimant has the onus of proving two things: first the alleged infringer created his or her work by copying from the copyright owner’s work (copying in fact); second, that all or a substantial part…
  • Nov 25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-24
    CIGI Releases Key Resource in Ongoing Debate on Global Internet Policy and Governance http://t.co/RC6UIskuig -> Ottawa police, Supreme Court websites shut down after possible hack http://t.co/STBCluYGpT -> Facebook info sharing created…
Rank this Week: 2430

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

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

    Lack of Local Rule 56.1 Support Prevents Summary Judgment

    Lack of Local Rule 56.1 Support Prevents Summary Judgment
    Panoramic Stock Images, Ltd. d/b/a Panoramic Images v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., No 12 C 10003, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 2, 2014) (Feinerman, J.). Judge Feinerman granted in part plaintiff Panoramic’s partial summary judgment motion…
  • Nov 24

    Substantial Differences Doom Design Patent Claim on the Pleading

    Substantial Differences Doom Design Patent Claim on the Pleading
    Young v. Stone, No. 13 C 4920, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 28, 2014) (Guzman, J.). Judge Guzman granted defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(c) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s design patent infringement claim regarding defendant’s…
  • Nov 21

    Settlement in First Does Not Bar Discovery in a Second Related Suit

    Settlement in First Does Not Bar Discovery in a Second Related Suit
    Fasteners for Retail, Inc. v. Andersen, No. 11 C 2164, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 22, 2014) (Durkin, J.).  Judge Durkin granted in plaintiff Fasteners for Retail’s (“FFR”) motion to enforce the parties’ settlement…
Rank this Week: 216

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    E.D. Va. Denies Motion to Dismiss Pro-Football's REDSKINS Appeal

    E.D. Va. Denies Motion to Dismiss Pro-Football's REDSKINS Appeal
    Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, has denied a Rule 12(b)(1) motion to dismiss Pro-Football, Inc.'s Section 1071(b) action seeking review of the TTAB's REDSKINS decision [here].…
  • Nov 25

    Reminder: ALI Webinar Dec 4th: "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers"

    Reminder: ALI Webinar Dec 4th: "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers"
    Yours truly, aka the TTABlogger, will team up again with Prof. Kenneth B. Germain in an ALI Webinar entitled "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers." When? Thursday, December 4th, 1:00…
  • Nov 25

    TTAB Finds "PC LAPTOPS" Generic for ... Guess What?

    TTAB Finds "PC LAPTOPS" Generic for ... Guess What?
    In an enervating 28-page opinion, the Board affirmed a refusal to register the designation PC LAPTOPS for "computers, laptops, and portable computers" and for "retail store services in the field of computer hardware and software," finding the…
Rank this Week: 2674

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/
  • Nov 26

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market
    Robert B. Ahdieh, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis: Toward a Framework of Function(s) and Form(s), 88 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 1983 (2013).Jack BeermannWhen I saw the title of Robert Ahdieh’s recent article, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis:…
  • Nov 25

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right
    Charlotte Garden, Meta Rights, 83 Fordham L. Rev. 855 (2014).Joseph SlaterMeta Rights is a thought-provoking article that addresses concerns about labor law rules governing agency fee payments in public-sector employment by comparing these…
  • Nov 24

    Transmitting Retirement Accounts: Getting It Right

    Transmitting Retirement Accounts: Getting It Right
    Stewart E. Sterk & Melanie B. Leslie, Accidental Inheritance: Retirement Accounts and the Hidden Law of Succession, 89 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 165 (2014).Anne-Marie RhodesArticles routinely appear that serve up a simple, everyday scenario that has…
Rank this Week: 4537

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Can you be liable for third-party copyright infringements if you offer password-free free internet access? New case referred to CJEU!

    Can you be liable for third-party copyright infringements if you offer password-free free internet access? New case referred to CJEU!
    Smart idea?Via Katfriend and copyright aficionado Tom Ohta (Bristows) comes the news that a new depressingexciting case has just been referred to everybody's favourite court, ie the Court of Justice of the European Union…
  • Nov 25

    Peppa Pig peppered with claims from Gabriella Capra

    Peppa Pig peppered with claims from Gabriella Capra
    I would like to thank you to Chris Torrero for sending us the following story. The Italian news last week concerned one of Peppa Pig’s cartoon friend, Gabriella Goat. Gabriella Capra, a 40 year old Italian business woman…
  • Nov 25

    ECR-Award - BGH on the registrability of acronym

    ECR-Award - BGH on the registrability of acronym
    A recently published decision by the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) concerning the registrability of acronyms as trade marks (case reference I ZB 64/13, "ECR-Award", of 22 May 2014, see here in PDF) was quite widely reported…
Rank this Week: 86

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Nov 26

    Plagiate hier bestellen

    Plagiate hier bestellen
    Meissen-, Chancel- und andere Markenprodukte deutlich günstiger als im Laden! http://www.plagiate-shop.de Einfach mal reinschauen in den Shop. Es lohnt sich.  
  • Sep 3

    IP|Rezension: Rehmann, Designrecht

    IP|Rezension: Rehmann, Designrecht
    Beck veröffentlicht die 2. Auflage des Designrechts-Buchs von Rehmann. Das ist, neun Monate nach dem Gesetz zur Modernisierung des Geschmacksmustergesetzes, allerhöchste Eisenbahn, wenn nicht gar zu spät. Andererseits muss das…
  • Aug 25

    IP|Job: Referendariat in Berlin

    IP|Job: Referendariat in Berlin
    Wir suchen Referendare für unsere Berliner Dependance. Gute Mandate und praxisnaher Einblick in die Arbeit einer IP-Boutique werden gewährleistet. Eine Vorbildung im grünen Bereich ist – neben guten Noten und…
Rank this Week: 1367

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

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

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Austria country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Austria country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. European Commission digital plans The new European commissioners responsible for creating a smooth-running single digital…
  • Nov 12

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Netherlands country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Netherlands country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Music subscription service complaints In October, an international coalition of creators published a report calling for…
  • Oct 29

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Google has published a new version of How Google Fights Piracy, a report detailing the search giant’s antipiracy…
Rank this Week: 4876

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Spring Cleaning in the Winter?

    Spring Cleaning in the Winter?
    Winter is as good a time as any other for some spring cleaning when it comes to data privacy. In this case, the task is dusting off the privacy policies that you probably had drafted a while ago and probably have not looked at…
  • Nov 25

    Thanksgiving Feast: ABA Journal’s Blawg 100

    Thanksgiving Feast: ABA Journal’s Blawg 100
    Thanksgiving is coming a couple of days early here at DuetsBlog. We have been minding our business — doing what we do best — fresh branding, trademark, and IP content and insights here five days a week, always thankful for the…
  • Nov 24

    Mmm (Mmm, Good) Coca-Cola?

    Mmm (Mmm, Good) Coca-Cola?
    Love the recent holiday billboard ad for the beloved Coca-Cola brand! Having said that, whenever I see branding around the sound Mmm, for food and beverage products, even if it is only one Mmm, and not back-to-back Mmm, Mmms, I’m…
Rank this Week: 123

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Trademarks: Device elements – no longer a safe path to registration

    Trademarks: Device elements – no longer a safe path to registration
    For many years, adding device elements to descriptive words included in trademarks has been sufficient for obtaining distinctiveness – non-distinctive words could be registered if only a device element was added. Of course, the…
  • Nov 14

    New Patent Prosecution Highway possibilities for both Danish, Swedish and European applicant

    New Patent Prosecution Highway possibilities for both Danish, Swedish and European applicant
    As the PPH expands further, both Danish, Swedish and indeed European patent applicants are offered new possibilities of speeding up and simplifying examination of their patent applications. In the following the Awapatent IP Blog sums up these…
  • Nov 6

    Revisions to Canadian Trademark Act

    Revisions to Canadian Trademark Act
    Earlier this year Canada’s government proposed Canada major changes to the Canadian Trademark Act and in June the bill (C-31) received royal assent. The changes enable Canada, as one of the last (if not the last) western industrialized…
Rank this Week: 4314

Art Law Blog

Art Law Blog

Covers art law, copyright, art dealers, museums and art law litigation. By Bryan Cave.

http://artlawteam.com/
Rank this Week: 4042

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Nov 25

    Be wary of marketing invention before filing a patent application

    Be wary of marketing invention before filing a patent application
    Entrepreneurs typically undertake a number of efforts in order to sell a product.  They demonstrate their products to the public and one-on-one to buyers.  They may engage in cold calls to set up customer meetings, place…
  • Nov 18

    Broad patents spread a wide net but more likely to be invalid

    Broad patents spread a wide net but more likely to be invalid
    In Abbvie v. Janssen (Fed. Cir. 2014), the claims of the patents at issue defined the claimed invention by its function, rather than by its structure. To put it in layman’s terms, it claimed a sports car going 0 to 60 mph within X…
  • Nov 17

    Court struggles to define abstract ideas for patent eligibility purpose

    Court struggles to define abstract ideas for patent eligibility purpose
    Under U.S. patent laws, an invention must be directed to a statutory category that is eligible for patent protection. These categories include a process, a machine, a manufacture or a composition of matter. (35 USC § 101). If the…
Rank this Week: 3898

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Nov 25

    How the Kirtsaeng Decision Could Ruin the U.S. Branded Drug Industry

    How the Kirtsaeng Decision Could Ruin the U.S. Branded Drug Industry
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Constitution gives Congress the power to grant copyright and patent protection in the same part of Article I, specifically in Section 8, Clause 8: To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for…
  • Nov 25

    Court Report -- Part II

    Court Report -- Part II
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. v. Glaxosmithkline LLC et al. 2:14-cv-06627; filed November 19, 2014 in the Eastern District of…
  • Nov 24

    Genetic Technologies Ltd. v. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (D. Del. 2014)

    Genetic Technologies Ltd. v. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (D. Del. 2014)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Another district court (actually, a magistrate judge) has succumbed to the siren song, or drank the Kool-Aid, or (fill in your favorite Apocalyptic metaphor here) of applying the Supreme Court's Mayo v. Prometheus…
Rank this Week: 600

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

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

    T21/09 : violation du droit d'être entendu

    T21/09 : violation du droit d'être entendu
    La Titulaire soutenait que la division d'opposition n'avait pas respecté son droit d'être entendu car elle n'avait pas pris en compte les données expérimentales fournies à l'appui de l'activité…
  • Nov 23

    T129/14 : unité a posteriori

    T129/14 : unité a posteriori
    La division d'examen avait rejeté la demande pour défaut d'unité d'invention a posteriori. Plus précisément, elle avait considéré que la demande comportait deux groupes d'inventions, le groupe…
  • Nov 19

    T419/12 : tardive mais recevable

    T419/12 : tardive mais recevable
    La décision T419/12 discutée lundi dernier est également intéressante quant aux aspects procéduraux. La requête subsidiaire ayant été déposée le jour même de la…
Rank this Week: 1541

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 3518

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Nov 25

    USPTO Backlog

    USPTO Backlog
    The backlog of pending cases generally has two major inputs: (1) how many applications are filed and (2) how fast the USPTO is at examining those applications.  The USPTO is operating faster than ever, but we also have more…
  • Nov 25

    Patent Jobs 2014

    Patent Jobs 2014
    We have a new set of Patent Law job postings on the Patently-O Job Board: Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Washington, D.C. Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Chicago, IL Patent Attorney – Law Firm –…
  • Nov 24

    Vail 2015

    Vail 2015
    I will be part of the faculty of the Intellectual Property Law Program at the National CLE Conference in Vail, Colorado January 7-11, 2015,  www.cleandski.com.  I hope to see you there. For a $100 discount, use the promo code…
Rank this Week: 384

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 868

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/
  • Nov 25

    New “Serial” Podcast Promotes Public Knowledge of Failing Criminal Justice System

    New “Serial” Podcast Promotes Public Knowledge of Failing Criminal Justice System
    By Rachael Wallace With download of This American Life’s spinoff podcast “Serial” hitting 5 million downloads this week, an old murder case is being cast in a new light—at least to those uninvolved with the criminal…
  • Nov 21

    AT&T Stops Using Controversial Tracking Codes but Smartphone Carriers Aren’t Done Yet

    AT&T Stops Using Controversial Tracking Codes but Smartphone Carriers Aren’t Done Yet
    By Julie Liu Several weeks ago, researchers made the disturbing discovery that smartphone carriers AT&T and Verizon have been using hidden codes to track users’ network activity. AT&T has since put this practice on hold, but…
  • Nov 20

    #transparency: Twitter Sues U.S. Government Over Secret Surveillance

    #transparency: Twitter Sues U.S. Government Over Secret Surveillance
    By Craig Henson On October 7, 2014, social media heavyweight Twitter filed a lawsuit against the federal government seeking the right to publicly disclose data related to secret government surveillance of its users. The company filed the…
Rank this Week: 3038

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

Covers IP, technology and media news. By Stacia Lay of Hendricks & Lewis PLLC.

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
  • Nov 25

    Amicus Curiae Filings in Ninth Circuit En Banc Rehearing of "Innocence of Muslims" Case

    Amicus Curiae Filings in Ninth Circuit En Banc Rehearing of "Innocence of Muslims" Case
    The amicus curiae briefs are piling up in connection with the Ninth Circuit's decision to rehear en banc Garcia v. Google, the case involving an actress's claim of a copyright interest in her performance in the film "Innocence of…
  • Nov 12

    Ninth Circuit Orders Rehearing En Banc in Garcia v. Google "Innocence of Muslims" Case

    Ninth Circuit Orders Rehearing En Banc in Garcia v. Google "Innocence of Muslims" Case
    It took awhile but today the Ninth Circuit ordered rehearing en banc of Garcia v. Google, the case involving an actress's claim of a copyright interest in her performance in the film "Innocence of Muslims" and her request for a preliminary…
  • Nov 6

    Dispute Over Rights to "Zorro" Dismissed on Jurisdictional Ground

    Dispute Over Rights to "Zorro" Dismissed on Jurisdictional Ground
    A dispute over the rights to the nearly 100-year-old fictional character Zorro has been quietly dismissed on jurisdictional grounds by the Western District of Washington. According to the complaint, the Zorro character first appeared in 1919…
Rank this Week: 3573

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Nov 25

    3 Count: Expendable Arrest

    3 Count: Expendable Arrest
    Two men arrested over the Expendables 3 leak, Russia signs tough new anti-piracy law and Kim Dotcom says he's officially broke.
  • Nov 24

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 349 – Sirius Concern

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 349 – Sirius Concern
    Aereo declare bankruptcy, SiriusXM loses a key decision, Perfect 10 loses again and Kim Dotcom has a very rough week.
  • Nov 24

    3 Count: Mr. Roboto

    3 Count: Mr. Roboto
    Class action suit filed against Rightscorp over robocalls, Kim Dotcom remains out on bail with restrictions and Activision targets glitch videos.
Rank this Week: 1405

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Mark Your Calendar: Dec. 4th Digital Media Bootcamp for NYC Area Lawyers & Artist

    Mark Your Calendar: Dec. 4th Digital Media Bootcamp for NYC Area Lawyers & Artist
    The Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts will be presenting an all-day “bootcamp” covering digital media and related legal issues on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at Morrison & Foerster LLP’s New York office. The courses will be…
  • Nov 25

    Forced to Cyber-Spy: Court Rules Parents Can Be Held Negligent for Child’s Facebook Activity

    Forced to Cyber-Spy: Court Rules Parents Can Be Held Negligent for Child’s Facebook Activity
    Are parents now liable for what their kids post to Facebook?  According to a recent decision in the Georgia Court of Appeals, they are. The Georgia Court of Appeals held that the parents of a seventh-grade student could be found…
  • Nov 25

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Forget me not. Twitter launched just eight years ago with this tweet from company co-founder, Jack Dorsey:               (Not nearly as dramatic as “Mr. Watson—come here—I want to see…
Rank this Week: 2901

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: 1729

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
  • Nov 25

    A Conversation on Patent Eligibility

    A Conversation on Patent Eligibility
    Earlier this fall, I had the opportunity to do a webinar conversation with Bob Stoll, former Commissioner for Patents at the USPTO and current partner at Drinker Biddle in Washington, D.C.  Our wide-ranging discussion…
  • Nov 24

    Collateral Estoppel Prevents Reexam Claim from being Enforced

    Collateral Estoppel Prevents Reexam Claim from being Enforced
    On November 19, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in e.Digital Corporation v. Futurewei Technologies, Inc. e.Digital appealed from a judgment of non-infringement made by the U.S. Federal…
  • Nov 12

    FTC Stops Deceptive Patent Demand Letter

    FTC Stops Deceptive Patent Demand Letter
    In a move reminiscent of the action taken earlier this year by NY Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, the Federal Trade Commission last week  announced that MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC, agreed to settle Federal…
Rank this Week: 586

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/
  • Nov 25

    Shockingly, this is from One of The Top 100 Legal Blogs in the Country

    Shockingly, this is from One of The Top 100 Legal Blogs in the Country
    If you do crossword puzzles, you know that the largest organization of lawyers in this country is the ABA–the American Bar Association. The ABA’s mission is to improve the legal profession through a wide variety of services. These…
  • Nov 24

    Pizza Hut Dishes Up a New Line of Pizza

    Pizza Hut Dishes Up a New Line of Pizza
    I don’t often eat pizza, but when I do, I eat Pizza Hut. No, seriously. Gorging on pizza doesn’t really fit with my yoga/juicing lifestyle, but every so often I find it hard to resist a good stuffed-crust pizza. Pizza…
  • Nov 21

    Trademark Week in Review: November 21, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: November 21, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Mari-Elise couldn’t decide whether to visit Ski City or Ski Town, U.S.A. Bill loves it when you call him Big Poppa. Kevin gave Wrigley a confused look while asking…
Rank this Week: 2123

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Nov 25

    Indiana Patent Law: Method for Offering Video for Ad Viewing Is Not Patent Eligible

    Indiana Patent Law: Method for Offering Video for Ad Viewing Is Not Patent Eligible
    Washington, D.C. - In the matter of Ultramercial Inc. v. Hulu, LLC et al., a patent attorney for Ultramercial, Inc. and Ultramercial, LLC appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit asserting that the District Court…
  • Nov 24

    Indiana Trademark Law: If You Receive a Cease-and-Desist Letter

    Indiana Trademark Law: If You Receive a Cease-and-Desist Letter
    What is a cease and desist letter? A cease and desist (or demand) letter is correspondence that states or suggests that you are potentially infringing the trademark of another and demands that you stop using, or consider stopping use of,…
  • Nov 21

    Patent Law: Supreme Court Affirms Invalidity of Alice Corporation's Software Patent

    Patent Law: Supreme Court Affirms Invalidity of Alice Corporation's Software Patent
    Washington, D.C. - The United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Alice Corporation Pty. LTD v. CLS Bank International et al., Case No. 13-298. At issue was software that allows a neutral third party to ensure that all parties…
Rank this Week: 529

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/
  • Nov 25

    Expertos en tecnologías de la información de América y Europa se reúnen en Lima

    Expertos en tecnologías de la información de América y Europa se reúnen en Lima
    Especialistas en tecnologías de la información y gestión de información de patentes de 20 países de América Latina, se reúnen en Lima, desde hoy, hasta el 26 de noviembre, en el marco del…
  • Nov 25

    Partido Verde impulsa coordinación entre Conacyt y el IMPI

    Partido Verde impulsa coordinación entre Conacyt y el IMPI
    México registra un lamentable rezago en ciencia, tecnología, innovación e, incluso, en el bajo número de patentes solicitadas y concedidas a mexicanos, reveló el senador del Partido Verde Carlos Puente…
  • Nov 25

    Enlazar no es delito

    Enlazar no es delito
    En España con la Ley de Propiedad Intelectual llegó el escándalo, otro. A falta de poco más de un mes para que entre en vigor (1 de enero de 2015) editores, portales y medios digitales, incluso ámbito…
Rank this Week: 629

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Nov 25

    Pomplamoose is Still Making It

    Pomplamoose is Still Making It
    That's "making it" as a band, as opposed to having "made it" as a band. The quirky indie duo have a story up on Medium that talks about what the real finances are for an indie act that doesn't have the backing of a major label. Yes, you can…
  • Nov 20

    Why Make the Secondary Market?

    Why Make the Secondary Market?
    In its "What the Lebron?" episode this month, the Planet Money bloggers ask this secondary-market question in regard to "sneakerheads" who buy and (re)sell Nike sneakers, primarily on eBay. The sneakers, which retail for USD 200-300 a pair,…
  • Nov 19

    Lexi Alexander vs the Copyright Cartel

    Lexi Alexander vs the Copyright Cartel
    Lexi Alexander, an actor, director, and producer, has very few kind words for the copyright maximalists who dominate Hollywood. In her post yesterday titled "5 Reasons Why I am Pro File-Sharing and Copyright Reform" she lays out her case for…
Rank this Week: 503

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    ABA Blawg 100

    ABA Blawg 100
    Once again, I'm delighted to have been nominated, and I'd appreciate your vote, though there are many great contenders, including my co-author Eric Goldman (under Tech for some reason).http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Nov 21

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer
    Organization for Transformative Works volunteer Casey Fiesler explains in Slate.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Nov 21

    Reading list: Orly Lobel on employment law as IP law

    Reading list: Orly Lobel on employment law as IP law
    Orly Lobel, The New Cognitive Property: Human Capital Law and the Reach of Intellectual Property.  Abstract:Contemporary law has become grounded in the conviction that not only the outputs of innovation – artistic expressions,…
Rank this Week: 202

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/
  • Nov 25

    Perfect 10 Loses Copyright Suit Against USENET Service Provider–Perfect 10 v. Giganew

    Perfect 10 Loses Copyright Suit Against USENET Service Provider–Perfect 10 v. Giganew
    Giganews acts as a USENET service provider. Perfect 10 is the litigious pornographer that has helped define Internet copyright law for the last 15 years. It sued Giganews because Perfect 10’s copyrighted images are distributed on…
  • Nov 24

    PissedConsumer Defeats Preliminary Injunction–Roca v. Consumer Opinion Corp.

    PissedConsumer Defeats Preliminary Injunction–Roca v. Consumer Opinion Corp.
    Roca makes and sells dietary supplements. They’ve made a series of legally dubious choices, but I think their problems start with their desire to suppress negative consumer reviews. The court describes that: [Roca’s] Purchase…
  • Nov 18

    Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference: Initial Participant List

    Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference: Initial Participant List
    On March 7, 2015, Santa Clara University will be hosting the Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress conference. Over 50 Internet Law scholars from around the globe have signed up to come. If you’d still like to join us, please…
Rank this Week: 210

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Nov 25

    ED VA Denies Blackhorse Motion to Dismiss In REDSKINS District Court Appeal

    ED VA Denies Blackhorse Motion to Dismiss In REDSKINS District Court Appeal
    You need a little background on this. There was an inter-partes proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, where the Blackhorse petitioners successfully petitioned the TTAB to cancel Pro-Football’s REDSKINS trademark on the…
  • Nov 24

    5000 Trademark Blog Post

    5000 Trademark Blog Post
    There have been 5000 posts on The Trademark Blog since May 2002. If your trademark attorney had read all 5000 posts, then they would be informed. If they had written all 5000 posts, then they would be me.
  • Nov 24

    Recent District Court Decision

    Recent District Court Decision
    Chanel, Inc. v. PUKA CREATION, CD Cal A 'by the books' counterfeiting TRO http://t.co/XQKI6Vt741 — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) November 24, 2014 Couldn't concentrate on the discussion of damages, due to the din of Billy Preston…
Rank this Week: 332

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Nov 25

    Defense of Free Speech Under UDRP Depends On the Panel You Draw

    Defense of Free Speech Under UDRP Depends On the Panel You Draw
    It may be surprising to learn that defense of free speech under UDRP depends on the Panel you draw; but there’s an explanation, which is that not all panelists’ views are harmonized as happens in common law courts that follow a…
  • Nov 25

    Outside the Scope of the UDRP

    Outside the Scope of the UDRP
    Disputes declared outside the scope of the UDRP affirms the Policy’s limited jurisdiction. The Policy is designed to address claims of cyber infringement of an owner’s trademark, not to determine trademark infringement or claims…
  • Nov 17

    Using Trademarks to Market Professional Service

    Using Trademarks to Market Professional Service
    Attorneys have tried using trademarks to market professional services, but the outcome applies to all professionals as the surgeon found out in Accuray Incorporated v. Sanjay Mongia / Nuero Network, FA1409001582340 (Nat. Arb. Forum November…
Rank this Week: 116

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/
  • Nov 25

    Five More Years! With STELAR, Congress Re-Ups STELA

    Five More Years! With STELAR, Congress Re-Ups STELA
    Cable TV and broadcast provisions tweaked as Congress re-authorizes satellite carriage of local TV stations. Christmas is coming early this year … if, that is, you’re a direct broadcast satellite (DBS), cable or other MVPD…
  • Nov 23

    Finally Bringing Broadcast Contest Rules into the 21st Century?

    Finally Bringing Broadcast Contest Rules into the 21st Century?
    Three years in the making, a notice of proposed rulemaking would give the thumbs up to online contest rules. Big News! The Commission has taken the unusual step of proposing a rule revision requested by broadcasters and of potential benefit…
  • Nov 23

    Flo and Eddie Take Their Siriusly Winning Ways to the East Coast

    Flo and Eddie Take Their Siriusly Winning Ways to the East Coast
    Sirius XM loses on public performance claims for pre-1972 sound recordings … again. I’ve already written about two lawsuits – both in California – based on infringement claims arising from Sirius XM’s public…
Rank this Week: 3386

Azrights

Azrights

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

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Nov 25

    What is Intellectual Property? A Guide for Start Ups (Part 2 of 2)

    What is Intellectual Property? A Guide for Start Ups (Part 2 of 2)
    In this second blog post for ambitious start-ups during global entrepreneurship week, I focus on names, copyright and designs, as well as know how. In the first blog post, What is Intellectual Property? A Guide for Start Ups (Part 1 of 2), I…
  • Nov 17

    What is Intellectual Property? A Guide for Start Ups (part 1 of 2)

    What is Intellectual Property? A Guide for Start Ups (part 1 of 2)
    To mark global entrepreneurship week, we are dedicating two blog posts to start-ups that are thinking big. This first one will cover patents and trade secrets and the second will be on trademarks and copyright. A start-up’s intellectual…
  • Nov 14

    Rebranding: When and why should you consider it?

    Rebranding: When and why should you consider it?
    This summer we rebranded Azrights by changing our logo, tagline and brand colours. In a separate blog Rebranding: Legal issues you can’t afford to ignore I explained the steps we have taken to protect our new brand. The…
Rank this Week: 4654

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

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

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Nov 25

    Brewery Record-Keeping Requirements from TTB

    Brewery Record-Keeping Requirements from TTB
    We all know beverage businesses are subject to an array of complicated regulations. (Alas, such is life!) Arguably the least exciting of those regulations are a brewery’s constant record-keeping requirements. In addition to…
  • Nov 12

    Guest Post: Brewery Tax Strategies for Year-end from Chris Farmand at Small Batch Standard

    Guest Post: Brewery Tax Strategies for Year-end from Chris Farmand at Small Batch Standard
    Today, I’m really honored to introduce a guest poster on the Brewery Law Blog. Just as Doug and I at Reiser Legal have poured our energy into developing a craft-brewery-focused law practice, Chris Farmand over at Small Batch…
  • Oct 31

    The Skinny: Coppertail Brewing Co. v. Copper Top Brewery (Filed 10/29/2014)

    The Skinny: Coppertail Brewing Co. v. Copper Top Brewery (Filed 10/29/2014)
    Coppertail Brewing Co., LLC v. Copper Top Brewery, LLC is the latest brewery v. brewery trademark dispute to spill over into federal court. This brewery trademark matter is happening in Florida district court, the Tampa division. According to…
Rank this Week: 4913

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
Rank this Week: 1021

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    EFF rips Penn State's US Patent 8,442,839

    EFF rips Penn State's US Patent 8,442,839
    Within the post Stupid Patent of the Month: Who Wants to Buy Teamwork From Penn State? , EFF concludesWe urge Penn State and all universities to be more responsible. Instead of selling patents that have little value except as litigation…
  • Nov 23

    60 Minutes on November 23, 2014

    60 Minutes on November 23, 2014
    The first story, done by Steve Kroft, on Falling Apart, on infrastructure decline.70,000 bridges need to be fixed. Roy LaHood. First up, city of Pittsburgh, with Liberty Bridge illustrated. 300 bridges become structurally deficient each…
  • Nov 23

    Patent "Quality", again

    Patent "Quality", again
    Within the law review article by Liang, 11 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 477: There is some dispute, however, over the extent to which allowance rates actually reflect patent quality, or more fundamentally what the "allowance rate"…
Rank this Week: 69