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Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

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

    Abmahnungen der Knieper Verwaltungs GmbH wecken Erinnerungen an Marions Kochbuch

    Abmahnungen der Knieper Verwaltungs GmbH wecken Erinnerungen an Marions Kochbuch
    Bananen, Bratwürste, Kartoffelsalat … wer Bilder von solchen Nahrungsmittel auf seiner Website veröffentlicht hat, muss seit Anfang Februar 2017 mit einer kostenpflichtigen Abmahnung der deutschen Knieper Verwaltungs GmbH in…
  • Mar 26

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #153

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #153
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem zum «Recht auf Reparatur», zu Bild- und Namensrechten an digitalen Fussballern und zum verschwindenden Darknet … «Recht auf…
  • Mar 23

    Warnung: Gefälschte Filesharing-Abmahnungen im Namen von Schutt, Waetke Rechtsanwälte

    Warnung: Gefälschte Filesharing-Abmahnungen im Namen von Schutt, Waetke Rechtsanwälte
    Seit Mitte März 2017 werden E-Mail-Massenabmahnungen scheinbar im Namen der Anwaltskollegen von Schutt, Waetke Rechtsanwälte im Auftrage von Adobe versendet. Die Abmahnungen aus Deutschland stammen aber nicht von den…
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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
  • Mar 26

    We Have 24 Hours to Save Online Privacy Rule

    We Have 24 Hours to Save Online Privacy Rule
    This is our last chance to save critical online privacy protections. We are one vote away from a world where your ISP can track your every move online and sell that information to the highest bidder. Call your lawmakers now and tell them to…
  • Mar 25

    EFF Launches Community Security Training Serie

    EFF Launches Community Security Training Serie
    EFF is pleased to announce a series of community security trainings in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. High-profile data breaches and hard-fought battles against unlawful mass surveillance programs underscore that the…
  • Mar 24

    Another Loss For Broadcast TV Streaming, And A Dangerous Shift Of Decision-Making Power

    Another Loss For Broadcast TV Streaming, And A Dangerous Shift Of Decision-Making Power
    Another court has ruled that streaming local broadcast TV channels to mobile devices is something that only traditional pay-TV companies can do—startups need not apply. The Ninth Circuit appeals court has ruled that FilmOn, an Internet…
Rank this Week: 2615

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/
  • Mar 26

    Diseñan algoritmo que reduce costo de tratamiento de la diabete

    Diseñan algoritmo que reduce costo de tratamiento de la diabete
    La creación de dos clínicas para el tratamiento de esta enfermedad a partir de un nuevo algoritmo matemático, es un caso de emprendimiento exitoso de un joven ingeniero.  Antonio Alfeirán, egresado de la…
  • Mar 26

    La enseñanza del derecho y las TIC

    La enseñanza del derecho y las TIC
    Por Ana Luisa Guerrero Ciudad de México. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Los programas universitarios de derecho anteriormente no incluían contenidos de derecho cibernético o de informática jurídica,…
  • Mar 26

    Inaugura Tecnológico de Monterrey ecosistema de investigación y desarrollo

    Inaugura Tecnológico de Monterrey ecosistema de investigación y desarrollo
    Por Montserrat Muñoz Guadalajara, Jalisco.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- El Tecnológico de Monterrey, campus Guadalajara, inauguró la segunda etapa del Ecosistema de Ingeniería, Arquitectura y…
Rank this Week: 4753

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

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

    THE COPYKAT

    THE COPYKAT
    This CopyKat from Tibbie McIntyreThe UK Copyright Officers survey – deadline 3rd AprilIf you work at a UK library and educational/cultural institution, your organisation is warmly invited to take part in a survey about copyright…
  • Mar 24

    Cable retransmission within reception area copyright free?!

    Cable retransmission within reception area copyright free?!
    A few days ago the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued yet another judgment on the right of communication to the public within Article 3(1) of the InfoSoc Directive: it is Staatlich genehmigte Gesellschaft der Autoren,…
  • Mar 22

    R.I.P. Conceptual Separability Test

    R.I.P. Conceptual Separability Test
    The Supreme Court held on March 22, 2017 that a feature incorporated into the design of a useful article is eligible for copyright protection “if, when identified and imagined apart from the useful article, it would qualify as a…
Rank this Week: 2610

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Mar 26

    In Cheerleading-Copyright Scuffle, US Supreme Court Cites Duchamp

    In Cheerleading-Copyright Scuffle, US Supreme Court Cites Duchamp
    In a 6-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held last week that designs on cheerleading uniforms were protected by U.S. Copyright law. You can read the opinion and Justice Breyer and Justice Kennedy’s dissent here. Art law nerds might…
  • Mar 26

    Should Organic Artworks Be Excluded From Copyright Protection?

    Should Organic Artworks Be Excluded From Copyright Protection?
    Zahr Said has just posted his 2015 law review article on copyright’s fixation requirement and conceptual art on SSRN. Via his abstract, Said argues, This Essay argues that copyright illogically excludes conceptual art from protection on…
  • Mar 26

    Should Writers Be Granted Moral Rights?

    Should Writers Be Granted Moral Rights?
    Here are eight reasons why they should. Not saying we necessarily agree. Keep in mind that in the U.S., only visual artists currently get moral rights protection, and only for certain types of art works.
Rank this Week: 4565

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/
  • Mar 26

    Governments’ Thumb on the Scale

    Governments’ Thumb on the Scale
    These government agencies target successful, inventive U.S. firms. They politicize their processes and disregard the exclusivity that rightfully belongs to patent owners. They take away private property from the creators and give it to…
  • Mar 26

    University of California seeks assignment of nanopore patents from former grad student

    University of California seeks assignment of nanopore patents from former grad student
    At the center of the legal spat is the proper assignation of a series of patents covering DNA sequencing technologies, which UC alleges were developed while the inventor was under an agreement obliging him to assign those patents to UC...…
  • Mar 26

    Patent Market Trends and the Key Factors Impacting Patent Valuation

    Patent Market Trends and the Key Factors Impacting Patent Valuation
    While patent portfolios are entering the market other patent portfolios continue to leave the market having been purchased. Asking prices seem to have also reached an equilibrium point, according to Kent Richardson of the ROL Group. There are…
Rank this Week: 4935

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 2044

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Mar 26

    Enforcing Patents on Processes for Producing Biologics – Easier Said Than Done?

    Enforcing Patents on Processes for Producing Biologics – Easier Said Than Done?
    A biological medicine, or biologic, is a medicine that contains one or more active substances made by a biological process or derived from a biological source.  Compared to conventional pharmaceuticals, which are made by chemical…
  • Mar 18

    Revisiting Official ‘Advice’ on Engaging Patent Attorney

    Revisiting Official ‘Advice’ on Engaging Patent Attorney
    Last month I presented an analysis of the fate of Australian patent applications filed by self-represented applicants.  It was not pretty.  I found that for Australian patent applications made by small self-filers, at least 90% of…
  • Mar 18

    Appeals Court Annuls $1.5 Million ‘Unjustified Threats’ Damages Award

    Appeals Court Annuls $1.5 Million ‘Unjustified Threats’ Damages Award
    Under section 128 of the Australian Patents Act 1990, a person or company that has been unjustifiably threatened with patent infringement proceedings may seek an injunction to prevent the threats from continuing, and the recovery of any…
Rank this Week: 2681

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    UK Industrial Strategy

    UK Industrial Strategy
    IP is gr-r-reat!As the policy wheels turn, the UK government is consulting on its industrial strategy. The strategy is the government's plan for developing innovation and encouraging economic growth.  The launch is just the start; what…
  • Mar 24

    "What is this thing called love, this funny thing called love"? And while you're at it, what is a covenant not to sue?

    "What is this thing called love, this funny thing called love"? And while you're at it, what is a covenant not to sue?
    “…[W]hat is this thing called love, this funny thing called love”? (song by Cole Porter) Some topics in IP attract more attention than they deserve, while others are underappreciated. Think about all the academic ink that…
  • Mar 24

    Around the IP blog

    Around the IP blog
    MARQUES Class 46 (trade marks)* Spreading the word: EUIPO reaches out to OAPISee the information below received by MARQUES, which “will probably not affect the immediate workload of our practitioner readers, but it does relate to…
Rank this Week: 2177

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Mar 25

    Webinar on Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Webinar on Defend Trade Secrets Act
    McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar entitled "The Defend Trade Secrets Act at (Almost) One" on April 18, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT). In this presentation, MBHB attorney and Patent Docs…
  • Mar 25

    IPO Webinar on IPR Estoppel in District Court

    IPO Webinar on IPR Estoppel in District Court
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "IPR Estoppel in District Court: How Wide?" on March 29, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Jon Gurka of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP, Hon. Faith…
  • Mar 25

    Washington College of Law Post-Argument Discussion of TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC

    Washington College of Law Post-Argument Discussion of TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    As part of its ongoing Supreme Court series, the American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property will be hosting a post-argument discussion on the TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group…
Rank this Week: 206

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 697

Written Description

Written Description

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

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

    Dan Brean and Bryan Clark: Casting Aspersions in Patent Trial

    Dan Brean and Bryan Clark: Casting Aspersions in Patent Trial
    There are two main bases for rectifying misconduct in a patent case. First, a prevailing patentee can collect treble damages from a willful infringer. Second, on the flip side, a prevailing patent infringement defendant can force the patentee…
  • Mar 24

    Patent Exhaustion Policy Tradeoffs in the Impression v. Lexmark Oral Argument

    Patent Exhaustion Policy Tradeoffs in the Impression v. Lexmark Oral Argument
    Rather than grappling with the hard economic policy issues that patent exhaustion presents, the Justices were surprisingly quiet during Tuesday's oral argument in Impression v. Lexmark. I've previously discussed the Federal Circuit decision…
  • Mar 3

    Copyright Survive

    Copyright Survive
    When I teach ProCD in my internet law class, I make two primary points. First, the case can't possible be right. Judge Easterbrook mangles UCC law and how the battle of the forms works. Second, the case can't possibly be wrong: companies have…
Rank this Week: 3147

Written Description

Written Description

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

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

    Dan Brean and Bryan Clark: Casting Aspersions in Patent Trial

    Dan Brean and Bryan Clark: Casting Aspersions in Patent Trial
    There are two main bases for rectifying misconduct in a patent case. First, a prevailing patentee can collect treble damages from a willful infringer. Second, on the flip side, a prevailing patent infringement defendant can force the patentee…
  • Mar 24

    Patent Exhaustion Policy Tradeoffs in the Impression v. Lexmark Oral Argument

    Patent Exhaustion Policy Tradeoffs in the Impression v. Lexmark Oral Argument
    Rather than grappling with the hard economic policy issues that patent exhaustion presents, the Justices were surprisingly quiet during Tuesday's oral argument in Impression v. Lexmark. I've previously discussed the Federal Circuit decision…
  • Mar 3

    Copyright Survive

    Copyright Survive
    When I teach ProCD in my internet law class, I make two primary points. First, the case can't possible be right. Judge Easterbrook mangles UCC law and how the battle of the forms works. Second, the case can't possibly be wrong: companies have…
Rank this Week: 1742

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Mar 24

    Bitcoin Civil War

    Bitcoin Civil War
    It will be interesting to see how the next couple of months play out. Whatever happens, there are a couple of positive sides to the situation. For one, we will see if it is possible to change the rules of the Bitcoin network even against…
  • Mar 23

    Oil Mining Schedule Altcoin

    Oil Mining Schedule Altcoin
    Can blockchain technology contribute to solving global warming? One existing idea is Solarcoin. This is an altcoin project which sits around $4.2 million market cap right now (rank 62 at this moment). The idea is: People generating solar…
  • Mar 13

    EU Bitcoin Legislation

    EU Bitcoin Legislation
    Kevin Helms at bitcoin.com reports on developments at the European Parliament on Bitcoin legislation. This may be bad news. A Committee Report on the proposal for revising the money laundering directive was published on March 9. Authors of…
Rank this Week: 678

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Mar 24

    TWiL 380: Stay Puft Doughboy Michelin Man

    TWiL 380: Stay Puft Doughboy Michelin Man
    The Supreme Court's decision on copyright protection for cheerleading uniforms, hacking tractors, FilmOn loses copyright fight, suspected malicious tweeter gets arrested, and more!Photo credit:istolethetv Hosts: Denise Howell and J. Michael…
  • Mar 10

    TWiL 379: Hot Tub CSI

    TWiL 379: Hot Tub CSI
    Wikileaks CIA Vault 7 leak, Travel Ban 2.0, sex tape prenups, lawyers with pants on fire, Host: Denise Howell Guest: Neel Chatterjee Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-law.Public list of discussion…
  • Mar 3

    TWiL 378: Tuna Salad Intel

    TWiL 378: Tuna Salad Intel
    Andrew Arruda CEO and Cofounder of ROSS Intelligence, AI for the legal industry, can the NCAA trademark the month of March? CloudPets toys leak children's and parent's conversations, make sure you really want to be a lawyer and more! Hosts:…
Rank this Week: 608

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/
  • Mar 24

    FilmOn X Loses in Latest Bid to be a Cable System

    FilmOn X Loses in Latest Bid to be a Cable System
    Ninth Circuit is the latest to say that Internet-based services are not cable systems. Remember Aereo? Sure you do, if you were a regular CommLawBlog reader pretty much anytime between 2012 and 2015. Aereo was the upstart looking to…
  • Mar 22

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline
    Do you know what upcoming FCC filing deadlines early April through early May apply to you? We do. Note our list is not comprehensive. Other proceedings may apply to you. Please do not hesitate to contact FHH if you have any…
  • Mar 21

    FCC to Expand Channel Sharing Options for Post-Auction Repack

    FCC to Expand Channel Sharing Options for Post-Auction Repack
    To spur participation in its incentive auction, the FCC early on adopted rules allowing full-power and Class A television licensees to share a single TV channel. That gave them an option to sell their spectrum to the Commission while also…
Rank this Week: 3292

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/
  • Mar 24

    LIKE IT NEVER EVEN HAPPENED vs LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED

    LIKE IT NEVER EVEN HAPPENED vs LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED
  • Mar 16

    About Half Of This About Spuds MacKenzie Is True

    About Half Of This About Spuds MacKenzie Is True
    Spuds McKenzie was a fictional dog character who appeared in Super Bowl commercials for BUD LIGHT in the late 80’s.  Trading on his reputation as The Original Party Animal, success came easy to Spuds and he reveled in the glamour…
  • Mar 13

    California: Is Mountain Mike’s Pizza Any Good?

    California: Is Mountain Mike’s Pizza Any Good?
    A little unusual.  Mountain Mike’s Pizza is a pizza chain franchisor with over 150 locations, most of them in California.  Note defendant’s menu (above left) from Buena Park, California, and plaintiff’s (above…
Rank this Week: 2254

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    Dastar/preemption bars claims based on allegedly false claims of credit for innovation

    Dastar/preemption bars claims based on allegedly false claims of credit for innovation
    OptoLum, Inc. v. Cree, Inc., No. CV-16-03828, 2017 WL 1057924 (D. Ariz. Mar. 21, 2017)The parties compete in the market for LED lights. OptoLum claims to be the inventor of technology used inside LED bulbs allowing them to have the look and…
  • Mar 24

    Nursing homes' claims are puffery

    Nursing homes' claims are puffery
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Golden Gate National Senior Care LLC, No. 336 M.D. 2015, --- A.3d ----, 2017 WL 1075535 (Comm. Ct. Pa. Mar. 22, 2017)Golden Gate manages and operates 36 skilled nursing facilities in Pennsylvania.  The…
  • Mar 24

    First Amendment bars labeling restriction for "skim milk" without added Vitamin A

    First Amendment bars labeling restriction for "skim milk" without added Vitamin A
    Ocheesee Creamery LLC v. Putnam, 2017 WL 1046104, --- F.3d ----, No. 16-12049 (11th Cir. Mar. 20, 2017)The Creamery here succeeded in its First Amendment claim to use the words “skim milk” to describe its product. The Creamery…
Rank this Week: 710

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 5083

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Mar 24

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Bosch Accuses Indiana Man of Counterfeiting

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Bosch Accuses Indiana Man of Counterfeiting
    Hammond, Indiana – Robert Bosch, GmbH of Stuttgart, Germany and Robert Bosch, LLC of Broadview, Illinois sued in the Northern District of Indiana alleging trademark counterfeiting, trademark infringement, false advertising and…
  • Mar 23

    Copyright Law: Registering a Work with the Copyright Office, Part II

    Copyright Law: Registering a Work with the Copyright Office, Part II
    Who Can Register a Work with the U.S. Copyright Office? Can foreigners register their works in the United States? Any work that is protected by U.S. copyright law can be registered. This includes many works of foreign origin. All works that…
  • Mar 22

    Patent Law: Federal Circuit Rules on Two Eli Lilly Patent Case

    Patent Law: Federal Circuit Rules on Two Eli Lilly Patent Case
    Washington, D.C. — The Federal Circuit ruled on two patent infringement decisions, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute v. Eli Lilly & Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. v. Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, that…
Rank this Week: 3049

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Mar 24

    USPTO Working Group on Regulatory Reform

    USPTO Working Group on Regulatory Reform
    Under the direction of the White House, the USPTO has formed a “Working Group on Regulatory Reform.”  To implement the 2-for-1 regulatory agenda previously outlined on Patently-O. According to a release from Dir.…
  • Mar 22

    Millions of Papers, Papers for Me

    Millions of Papers, Papers for Me
    Stuck in the 19th Century, the Federal Circuit Rule 30(a) requires appellants to submit six paper copies of the appendix to the briefs. In a recent filing, pro se appellant Urvashi Bhagat asked the court to waive this…
  • Mar 22

    Lexmark Oral Arguments: A Boon to the Sticker Industry?

    Lexmark Oral Arguments: A Boon to the Sticker Industry?
    by Dennis Crouch This is a follow-up on my earlier post on the oral arguments here: The Cost of Getting the Law Right On March 21, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the patent exhaustion case captioned Impression Prods., Inc. v.…
Rank this Week: 552

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 645

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: 75

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2129

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Mar 24

    UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH COPYRIGHT OWNER IN STAR ATHLETICA CASE

    UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH COPYRIGHT OWNER IN STAR ATHLETICA CASE
    By Tamar Duvdevani On March 22, 2017, in a 6-2 decision authored by Justice Thomas, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the designs on Varsity Brands’ cheerleading uniforms are eligible for copyright protection.  The crux of…
  • Mar 16

    CONSUMER REVIEW FAIRNESS ACT OF 2016

    CONSUMER REVIEW FAIRNESS ACT OF 2016
    By: Carissa Bouwer The internet has made it easy for consumers to share their opinions and experiences regarding products and businesses.  While easy access to reviews can help consumers make informed purchasing decisions, the…
  • Mar 3

    BREXIT UPDATE: IMPACT ON TRADEMARKS AND DESIGNS

    BREXIT UPDATE: IMPACT ON TRADEMARKS AND DESIGNS
    By Désirée Fields (London) and Ulrike Grübler (Hamburg) Although some time has passed since the UK’s vote to leave the EU, the full implications of Brexit for trademarks and designs remain unclear. Statements…
Rank this Week: 3888

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
  • Mar 24

    CAFC transfers case from Eastern Texas to Northern California

    CAFC transfers case from Eastern Texas to Northern California
    On Thursday, February 23, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit granted a mandamus petition filed by Google, and ordered a Texas federal court to transfer a patent infringement case to a federal court that covers…
  • Mar 23

    Board ends interference on CRISPR

    Board ends interference on CRISPR
    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a decision in the CRISPR patent interference pending between The Broad Institute, Inc. (the Junior Party; second filer) and…
  • Mar 22

    SCOTUS asks Director Lee to respond to SCOTUS cert petition

    SCOTUS asks Director Lee to respond to SCOTUS cert petition
    At the end of February, the United States Supreme Court requested a response from Michelle K. Lee, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), related to the petition for writ of certiorari filed by Oil…
Rank this Week: 4641

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    SCA Hygiene Products Bars Laches Defense During 6-Year Limitations Period​

    SCA Hygiene Products Bars Laches Defense During 6-Year Limitations Period​
    Having previously observed that "the doctrine of laches likely bar[s] the plaintiff’s claims," the court denied defendant's motion for summary judgment on its laches defense in light of the Supreme Court's decision in SCA Hygiene…
  • Mar 23

    Voting System Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​

    Voting System Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​
    The court granted defendant's motion to dismiss because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s voting system patent lacked an inventive concept. "According to the complaint, the auto-verification voting system is made of generic computer…
  • Mar 22

    eBay Listing Is Not eBay’s Offer to Sell​

    eBay Listing Is Not eBay’s Offer to Sell​
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that it did not directly infringe plaintiff's bee trap patent because defendant's online marketplace listing was not defendant's offer to sell within the meaning of 35 U.S.C. §…
Rank this Week: 1010

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    The News is Fake, but the Trademarks are Real

    The News is Fake, but the Trademarks are Real
    The trademark filings for new political slogans and catchphrases continue. Over the last couple of months, Donald Trump has repeatedly accused various news sources of disseminating “fake news.”  As a result, 14 trademark…
  • Mar 23

    Amazon’s Latest Trademark Battle: A Race Against “Chime”

    Amazon’s Latest Trademark Battle: A Race Against “Chime”
    Last month, Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) announced a new application, Amazon Chime, for online meetings, including video and voice conferencing, chat, and screen sharing. Amazon Chime will compete against a crowd of other…
  • Mar 22

    Help! Someone Copied My Stuff!

    Help! Someone Copied My Stuff!
    At some point in this digital age, almost every individual or business in the creative space will discover that somebody has copied them. You may see it yourself, or you may get the stomach-dropping “Doesn’t this look an awful lot…
Rank this Week: 4000

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Mar 24

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/24/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/24/17
    Goodlatte, Conyers, Grassley, Feinstein, Leahy Call for Quick Action on Legislation to Provide Selection Process for Register of Copyrights — An issue with bipartisan, bicameral support? Yes, please. Late Thursday, House Judiciary…
  • Mar 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/17/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/17/17
    Non-Profit Groups Urge Congress to Support Copyright Laws (Guest Column) — “In support of the millions of Americans who currently make a living in the creative industries and the next generation who will join them, our two…
  • Mar 10

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/10/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/10/17
    Meet the U.S. Copyright Office: Creativity at Work — The US Copyright Office this week launched a new blog. In the first post, Acting Register of Copyrights Karyn Temple Claggett reintroduces the public to the four hundred employees of…
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Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Mar 24

    Patent Cases Up Significantly in the Northern District of Illinoi

    Patent Cases Up Significantly in the Northern District of Illinoi
    While the rest of the country saw a year-over-year drop in patent cases during 2016, the Northern District saw an increase. According to the excellent data from Docket Navigator, the Northern District’s share of patent cases nearly…
  • Mar 22

    Court Stays Case Pending IPR & CBM Petitions, Pre-Institution

    Court Stays Case Pending IPR & CBM Petitions, Pre-Institution
    T-Rex Prop. AB v. Adaptive Micro Sys., LLC, No. 16 C 5667, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 26, 2017) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendant Adaptive Micro Systems’ (“Adaptive”) motion to stay plaintiff T-Rex’s patent…
  • Mar 20

    Fiduciary Shield Doctrine Does Not Prevent Suit Against Companies Sole Owner / Manager

    Fiduciary Shield Doctrine Does Not Prevent Suit Against Companies Sole Owner / Manager
    Deckers Outdoor Corp. v. Australian Leather Pty. Ltd., No. 16 C 3676, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 25, 2017) (Shah, J.). Judge Shah denied individual defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction…
Rank this Week: 593

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • Mar 24

    Back to the Essential

    Back to the Essential
    Michael Buckland, Information and Society (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series, 2017).Herbert BurkertJudging from its title, Professor Michael Buckland‘s book seems to be yet another introduction into the relationship between…
  • Mar 23

    Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter?

    Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter?
    J. Maria Glover, A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 221 (2017).Sergio J. CamposOftentimes when we call a thing someone’s “property,” we do so to invoke a very specific picture of the owner’s rights…
  • Mar 22

    Bylaws, Politics, and the Institutional Structure of Delaware Corporate Law

    Bylaws, Politics, and the Institutional Structure of Delaware Corporate Law
    David Skeel, The Bylaw Puzzle in Delaware Corporate Law, 72 Bus. Law. 1 (2016/2017), available at SSRN.Christopher M. BrunerAlthough corporate bylaws are, by and large, the mundane and technical instruments of day-to-day governance that most…
Rank this Week: 4881

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Mar 24

    How much intellectual property is a good thing?

    How much intellectual property is a good thing?
    The World Intellectual Property Organisation tells us that it was a Record Year for International Patent Applications in 2016 and that there was "strong demand" for international trade marks and registered designs. Applicants from…
  • Mar 9

    Famous Hartlepudian

    Famous Hartlepudian
    When I was an articled clerk (for the benefit of young people, this was what we used to call trainee solicitors) in Teesside (not, trademarksandbrandsonline.com note, "Teeside"), and many of the firm's clients frequented the crown court…
  • Mar 9

    India: The Trademark Rules, 2017: Process made simpler, Faster, Start-up friendly but dearer

    India: The Trademark Rules, 2017: Process made simpler, Faster, Start-up friendly but dearer
    In a constructive attempt to streamline, simplify and expedite the trademark registration processes, the Trade Mark Rules, 2017 have been notified and came into effect from March 6th 2017. In consonance with the National IPR Policy, 2016, the…
Rank this Week: 1914

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    EGYP  Recherche (poste à pourvoir à Paris dans l’équipe sciences du vivant), un(e) ingénieur(e) brevet confirmé(e) (minimum 7 ans d’expérience), diplômé(e) du CEIPI,…
  • Mar 21

    T754/10 : combinaison

    T754/10 : combinaison
    Le granule comprenant une unité de cœur et une unité d'enrobage revendiqué par le brevet en cause était caractérisé par 3 paramètres: 1) l'unité d'enrobage comprend moins de…
  • Mar 19

    T1540/14 : connaissances générale

    T1540/14 : connaissances générale
    La demande avait été rejetée pour défaut d'activité inventive, au motif que les connaissances générales de l'homme du métier, illustrées par les brevets D1 et D2, l'auraient…
Rank this Week: 1312

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Mar 23

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Business Method Patent (Yawn)

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Business Method Patent (Yawn)
    The Federal Circuit has upheld the invalidity of a patent whose claims recite “[a] computer-implemented method for providing certified financial data indicating financial risk about an individual.”  Clarilogic, Inc. v.…
  • Mar 22

    Mental Steps Override Novelty in Patent-Eligibility Analysi

    Mental Steps Override Novelty in Patent-Eligibility Analysi
    The Federal Circuit has upheld the patent-ineligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 of all claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,614,710, directed to “a method for deriving a pixel color in a graphic image.” Coffelt v. NVIDIA Corp., No.…
  • Mar 20

    Written Description Requirement Met by Original Claim

    Written Description Requirement Met by Original Claim
    Claims included in an original patent application are part of the written description, which is why the Federal Circuit reversed a summary judgment that claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,947,882 were invalid for lack of written description support…
Rank this Week: 3664

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Geeks On A Plane touched down in Africa on Monday

    Geeks On A Plane touched down in Africa on Monday
    A group of investors, technology fundis and interested entrepreneurs touched down in Africa on Monday, March 20.The group, labelled “Geeks on a Plane” (#GOAP), will be visiting four of Africa’s technology start-up hubs over…
  • Mar 16

    GP: The ASA is here to Stay ...And BAT feels the effect of its power

    GP: The ASA is here to Stay ...And BAT feels the effect of its power
    From the desk of Andrew Papadopoulos (KISCH IP) comes this guest post which is a timely update on what's happening at the Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”) in South Africa. The ASA was/is experiencing…
  • Mar 13

    INTA 2017 and Africa IP Collide in Fashion

    INTA 2017 and Africa IP Collide in Fashion
    As INTA hits Europe in May for its annual general meeting, it’s worthwhile considering what it has in store for the Africa Regional Update. This update is important because it offers the 10,000 odd delegates a chance to apprise…
Rank this Week: 3371

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 147

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Mar 23

    Forced Decryption and the Fifth Amendment

    Forced Decryption and the Fifth Amendment
    While the general population infamously understands very little about the Constitution or court system, most everyone has an understanding of the Fifth Amendment’s the right to remain silent. The protection against self-incrimination…
  • Mar 23

    Augmented Reality: Nostalgic Escape, or Legal Nightmare?

    Augmented Reality: Nostalgic Escape, or Legal Nightmare?
    In late July Pokémon Go, an app for smartphones, launched and instantly made headlines. For years, Niantic worked to create the first “real world gaming” platform, and created the app for a worldwide market. The game…
  • Mar 23

    Can a Monkey Do This Job? Maybe Not, but Artificial Intelligence Can

    Can a Monkey Do This Job? Maybe Not, but Artificial Intelligence Can
    Discovery methods continue to evolve. Twenty to thirty years ago, lawyers, usually young and expensive associates, manually sifted through hundreds of pages of documents. Today, with advances in technology, the discovery process for a similar…
Rank this Week: 1026

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/
  • Mar 23

    U.S. Supreme Court Limits Laches Defense in Patent Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Limits Laches Defense in Patent Case
    In SCA Hygiene Products AB et al. v. First Quality Baby Products LLC et al., the United States Supreme Court held that laches cannot be invoked as a defense against a claim for patent infringement damages brought within U.S.C…
  • Mar 16

    Is Marilyn Monroe Too Generic to Be Registered as a Trademark?

    Is Marilyn Monroe Too Generic to Be Registered as a Trademark?
    I’ve written on numerous occasions in the past about celebrities who registered their own names as trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Just the other week, I wrote about how UFC superstar Conor McGregor had…
  • Mar 9

    Tavern on the Green Trademark Battle Round #2

    Tavern on the Green Trademark Battle Round #2
    The City of New York has reignited the battle over the trademark TAVERN ON THE GREEN. Last month the City of New York filed a lawsuit for trademark infringement against Tavern on the Green International LLC, the successor-in-interest to…
Rank this Week: 276

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Mar 23

    Rah rah raw

    Rah rah raw
    TTABlog declines to comment on S. Ct. cheerleader uniform decision. — TTABlog (@TTABlog) March 22, 2017 Indeed.  LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® is also not ready to weigh in on Star Athletica,...
  • Mar 21

    The Importance of Being Necessary

    The Importance of Being Necessary
    Originally posted 2005-11-03 18:32:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Katie Roiphe asks the journalistic question, “Is Maureen Dowd Necessary” in Slate. Forget the politics of it — the journalism observations...
  • Mar 21

    Spuds, we really knew ye

    Spuds, we really knew ye
    Usually Pam Chestek is in charge of the Zombie Department in trademark-blog-land, but Marty Schwimmer reports on the dogged past and attempted resurrection of a once-beloved, if only because presumably drunk (and rather...
Rank this Week: 2178

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 1807

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 146

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Mar 23

    Costco and Titleist Tangle Over Golf Ball Patent

    Costco and Titleist Tangle Over Golf Ball Patent
    IPNews® - Coscto, maker of the Kirkland Signature Golf Ball, has preemptively filed a lawsuit against Titleist’s parent company over golf ball patents.   In 2016 Costco’s new golf ball was a tremendous hit with consumers…
  • Mar 17

    Meowington Trademark Fight Escalate

    Meowington Trademark Fight Escalate
    IPNews® - Emma Bassiri, owner of Meowington.com, is fighting back after being sued by Professional Musician Joel Zimmerman.  Zimmerman, who is better known as Deadmou5, first filed against Bassiri to block her Meowington trademark in…
  • Mar 9

    Google's Waymo Files Patent and Trade Secret Lawsuit Against Uber

    Google's Waymo Files Patent and Trade Secret Lawsuit Against Uber
    IPNews® - Google’s self-driving car project, known as Waymo, has filed a lawsuit against Uber over allegedly stolen intellectual property.  Waymo alleges that a former employee went to great lengths to take trade secrets to…
Rank this Week: 3634

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Mar 23

    Common Legal Mistakes of Start-Up

    Common Legal Mistakes of Start-Up
    The list below highlights some of the frequent legal mistakes made by start-ups. Blunders and mistakes are certainly a part of life and starting a business. But, we hope that the advice below will help you avoid a few.…
  • Mar 15

    Big Hollywood Studios Win Injunction Against Streamer VidAngel in Copyright Infringement Case

    Big Hollywood Studios Win Injunction Against Streamer VidAngel in Copyright Infringement Case
    A big legal battle has been brewing between upstart video streamer VidAngel and Hollywood heavyweights Disney, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox. So far, the studios have scored a clean knockdown, if not a knockout.VidAngel describes…
  • Mar 7

    Border Searches May Compromise the Privacy and Security of Company Technology

    Border Searches May Compromise the Privacy and Security of Company Technology
    Recently, international travelers have noticed US Customs and Border Protection agents with increased interest in searching cell phones, laptops, and other portable technology. Employers should be aware that this trend increases the risk that…
Rank this Week: 2898

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Mar 23

    WWD Names Arent Fox a Top Retail Practice

    WWD Names Arent Fox a Top Retail Practice
    Arent Fox’s Fashion Law group was recommended as one of the best retail practices in the country by WWD, which encouraged retailers to call on the firm’s attorneys when faced with issues that threaten their bottom line.  
  • Mar 9

    Anthony Lupo and James Ravitz on Perfumes and Cosmetics in the Retail Sector

    Anthony Lupo and James Ravitz on Perfumes and Cosmetics in the Retail Sector
    Gone are the days where a brand's DNA is defined solely by clothing and accessories. With the luxury goods sector experiencing a recent downturn, more and more companies are breaking into the perfume and cosmetic spheres. The movement may be…
  • Mar 7

    The Next Wave of Class Action Lawsuits Against Fashion Retailers: Excess Shipping and Handling Fee

    The Next Wave of Class Action Lawsuits Against Fashion Retailers: Excess Shipping and Handling Fee
    Based on recent federal court filings in the Central District of California, it appears that plaintiff lawyers have found a new way to threaten retailers with class action litigation. In January of this year, two class action complaints were…
Rank this Week: 2368