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QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Sep 2

    Elevating to the Public Domain

    Elevating to the Public Domain
    We were talking with reader Noel Taylor about the "Happy Birthday" song case and he made an interesting suggestion: Instead of say that a work has "fallen into" the public domain or "lapsed into" the public domain, why not say that the work…
  • Jul 30

    Going to Town on Warner/Chappell in the "Happy Birthday" case.

    Going to Town on Warner/Chappell in the "Happy Birthday" case.
    We've written about the Happy Birthday lawsuit here before.  Now it seems the case has reached a turning point -- a "smoking gun" has been found, thanks to research in the files of the pro-monopoly side, Warner/Chappell: a copy of the…
  • Feb 27

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.
    QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley did an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on Reddit today, for "Fair Use" Week: "Cartoonist, animator, and activist Nina Paley here to talk about making art and fair use!" She was joined by lawyer Sherwin Siy of Public…
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Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Sep 2

    .SEX Top Level Domains Now Available – But Why?

    .SEX Top Level Domains Now Available – But Why?
    On October 5, 2015, ICANN opens the door for trademark owners to register their marks in connection with the new .SEX top-level domain.  This is called a “sunrise” period and permits domain name registrations before the…
  • Aug 28

    PECHU SANDWICH: Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Chicken – Hold the © and ®

    PECHU SANDWICH: Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Chicken – Hold the © and ®
    I read an article about a trademark/copyright lawsuit in Puerto Rico over the “Pechu Sandwich” which is a sandwich sold by Church’s Chicken on the island.  There is another interesting article about it in the…
  • Aug 27

    Watch Out!

    Watch Out!
    Are Apple and Swatch on a trademark collision course? Some think so, but some think different(ly). We will see in time. Last month, Swatch filed applications in Switzerland to register the mark TICK DIFFERENT for use in connection with…
Rank this Week: 507

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Sep 2

    USPTO Proposes a Pilot Program to Allow a Single APJ to Institute an Inter Partes Review

    USPTO Proposes a Pilot Program to Allow a Single APJ to Institute an Inter Partes Review
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has published a request for comments in the Federal Register for a proposed pilot program which would allow for a single Administrative Patent Judge (APJ) to determine…
  • Aug 26

    Target/Visa Settlement: A Potential Guide Post in Data Breach Litigation

    Target/Visa Settlement: A Potential Guide Post in Data Breach Litigation
    While the winter holidays are a time for spending and good cheer, the 2013 holiday season was one that continues to be costly for Target. On December 19, 2013, Target publicly announced that computer hackers had stolen data, including credit…
  • Aug 21

    Federal Circuit Expands Liability for Direct Infringement Under § 271(a)

    Federal Circuit Expands Liability for Direct Infringement Under § 271(a)
    Last week, en banc, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Akamai Technologies Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc. “unanimously set forth the law of divided infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a),” and…
Rank this Week: 3812

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/
  • Sep 2

    Trademark Slogans – Swatch Registers ‘One More Thing’ Trademark

    Trademark Slogans – Swatch Registers ‘One More Thing’ Trademark
    Trademark slogans are important as they help distinguish a brand by emphasising what the business does or aims to do. By adding a tagline to a logo or name it is possible to encapsulate what the brand has become known for. We recently…
  • Aug 28

    Online Selling And Your Obligations To The Consumer

    Online Selling And Your Obligations To The Consumer
    Online selling entails certain obligations to the consumer. Online sellers, whether of goods or services, have responsibilities towards the buyer. Being aware of these obligations ensures that you are complying with the law and…
  • Aug 26

    Trademark Search – Minimizing The Dangers Of Having Similar Names To Your Competitor

    Trademark Search – Minimizing The Dangers Of Having Similar Names To Your Competitor
    Trademark search is designed to help minimize the dangers of choosing names for your business, brand, product, or service, which are similar to those of your competitors and which might land you in an expensive intellectual property conflict.…
Rank this Week: 4772

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Blue Origin seeks/obtains cancellation of claims 1-13 in IPR2014-01376 related to Blue Origin's US 8,678,321

    Blue Origin seeks/obtains cancellation of claims 1-13 in IPR2014-01376 related to Blue Origin's US 8,678,321
    From Paper 12 in IPR2014-01376 :A patent owner may request judgment against itself “at any time during a proceeding” upon cancellation of the particular claims at issue such that there is “no remaining claim in the…
  • Sep 1

    The cost of an IPR carveout for pharma patent

    The cost of an IPR carveout for pharma patent
    Further to an IPBiz post on August 31 about theproposed IPR carveout for pharma, boththe Wall Street Journal ad CBS suggestsuch carveout will cost consumersover $1. Billion.An issue is "how much" value is placedon studies establishing the…
  • Aug 31

    Ph.D. of Dexter Suggs revoked by Indiana Wesleyan over copying issue

    Ph.D. of Dexter Suggs revoked by Indiana Wesleyan over copying issue
    Indiana Wesleyan University has revoked the Ph.D. of former Little Rock schools superintendent Dexter Suggs, presumably related to the copying without attribution in the thesis of Suggs.See the report in the Washington…
Rank this Week: 217

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Sep 2

    Crash Patent

    Crash Patent
    I finally took time to watch Crash Course's Part 4 on "Patents, Novelty, and Trolls" (previously I mentioned the series starter, and episode 3 on copyright). As the name implies, this episode attempts to teach people about the current state…
  • Sep 1

    Why Create?

    Why Create?
    The whole point of creating is affecting other people. In a short piece on John Scalzi's "Whatever" blog, author, actor, and publisher Felicia Day comments on her new book You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost). Scalzi runs these…
  • Aug 31

    Facebook Admits it Might Have a Video Piracy Problem

    Facebook Admits it Might Have a Video Piracy Problem
    Two months ago, advertising agency Ogilvy did a study of videos posted on peoples' Facebook pages and concluded that "73% of the most popular videos on Facebook had been ripped from other websites." There's a whole side issue here I don't…
Rank this Week: 2603

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    "INDICES" Not Deceptively Misdescriptive of Healthcare Data Reporting, Says TTAB

    "INDICES" Not Deceptively Misdescriptive of Healthcare Data Reporting, Says TTAB
    The Board reversed a Section 2(e)(1) refusal to register the mark INDICES, finding it not deceptively misdescriptive of "business analysis services in the field of healthcare data, namely, the collection, reporting and analysis of healthcare…
  • Sep 2

    Reminder: TTABlog Road Trip: 2015 Midwest IP Institute - Minneapolis, September 17-18th

    Reminder: TTABlog Road Trip: 2015 Midwest IP Institute - Minneapolis, September 17-18th
    Yours truly, the TTABlogger, will be back on the road in September, heading the Blogmobile west and north to Minneapolis for the 2015 Midwest Intellectual Property Institute on September 17 and 18, 2015. Details and registration information…
  • Sep 1

    TTAB Test: Which One of These Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which One of These Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?
    Allegedly, one may predict the outcome of a Section 2(d) appeal, nine times out of ten, by simply looking at the marks and the identified goods or services. Here are three recent appeals from Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion refusals. One…
Rank this Week: 131

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/
  • Sep 2

    In the global race for Electric Vehicle innovation, America tops Japan for first place

    In the global race for Electric Vehicle innovation, America tops Japan for first place
    When looking specifically at patents that specifically mention “electric vehicles,” it looks as though there are reasons to feel good about America’s place in the world. Both Ford and General Motors Company are atop the…
  • Sep 2

    5 Essential Tips to Align Your IP Portfolio with Your Corporate Strategy

    5 Essential Tips to Align Your IP Portfolio with Your Corporate Strategy
    In a survey by IQPC (International Quality and Productivity Center) 52% of corporate respondents cited failure to align business strategy with IP coverage as one of the key risks to their company’s IP assets. It’s especially…
  • Sep 1

    Patent policy is too important for subterfuge and academic folly

    Patent policy is too important for subterfuge and academic folly
    As the new academic year starts in earnest we can be sure that the all too familiar attacks on the patent system will reemerge, as they always seem to do. Patent critics, who are not averse to making provably false claims, seem to believe…
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Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1129

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Do implicit falsity plaintiffs have to plead the existence of a survey?

    Do implicit falsity plaintiffs have to plead the existence of a survey?
    Vincent v. Utah Plastic Surgery Society, --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2015 WL 5090868, No. 13–4146 (10th Cir. Aug. 31, 2015) Plaintiffs (cosmetic surgeons) sued defendants (plastic surgeons) for false advertising under the Lanham Act and…
  • Sep 1

    Announcement: Howard U Entertainment/Sports Law conference, Sept. 18-19

    Announcement: Howard U Entertainment/Sports Law conference, Sept. 18-19
    On September 18-19, 2015 Howard University School of Law is hosting a national conference focusing on entertainment, arts, and sports law. It will be held at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. The conference agenda is below. Online…
  • Aug 31

    court rejects stay, orders recall in pregnancy test false advertising case

    court rejects stay, orders recall in pregnancy test false advertising case
    Church & Dwight Co., Inc. v. SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics, GmbH, 2015 WL 5051769, No. 14–CV–585 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 26, 2015) The court previously found that SPD engaged in false advertising; SPD moved to stay or modify any…
Rank this Week: 243

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    The Impact of Regulation and Broadband Investment

    The Impact of Regulation and Broadband Investment
               Several sponsored researchers have floated the notion that network neutrality and Title II common carrier regulation constitute the major reason why U.S. broadband carriers…
  • Aug 27

    Loving Wi-Fi to Death—Wireless Carriers Want to Commercialize Unlicensed Spectrum?

    Loving Wi-Fi to Death—Wireless Carriers Want to Commercialize Unlicensed Spectrum?
                Once upon a time, wireless carriers in the U.S. intentionally disabled handsets they sold/leased to prevent subscribers from using Wi-Fi in lieu of licensed and metered…
  • Aug 19

    Comcast Upselling Cable Modem

    Comcast Upselling Cable Modem
                Despite its commitment to improving its customer service, Comcast keeps writing and robocalling me  with an offer I can refuse.  In a rather alarmist tone, Comcast…
Rank this Week: 684

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Can a Google Search Save Your Company $5 Million?

    Can a Google Search Save Your Company $5 Million?
    It sounds like a scam, but I swear, there is some truth to this headline. Just ask Hasbro, Inc., the owner of the Littlest Pet Shop line of toy animal figurines. If you have never seen one before, below is an example of two of the pets:…
  • Sep 1

    Very Superstitiou

    Very Superstitiou
    - Mark Prus, Principal, NameFlash “Very superstitious, writings on the wall, Very superstitious, ladders bout’ to fall.” “When you believe in things that you don’t understand, then you suffer. Superstition…
  • Aug 31

    It’s DangeRuss, So DangeRu

    It’s DangeRuss, So DangeRu
    Russell Wilson (whose twitter handle is @DangeRussWilson) recently courted controversy with some comments made in an August 26 Rolling Stone article: Another venture is slightly less altruistic. Wilson is an investor in Reliant Recovery…
Rank this Week: 3957

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
  • Sep 2

    Robert Thomson’s keynote address on the distributionist

    Robert Thomson’s keynote address on the distributionist
    Last month, Robert Thomson, the CEO of News Corp., gave a keynote address at the 2015 Lowy Institute Media Awards dinner. He spent a good part of that speech addressing challenges to the creative industries, and to  media companies in…
  • Sep 2

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-09-01

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-09-01
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-31: Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-30: Ashley Madison's m… http://t.co/PSIJ0MPFGI -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-31 http://t.co/jSNRJbPT5c -> Damages for invalid…
  • Sep 1

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-31

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-31
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-30: Ashley Madison's members by the numbers – Technology & Science h… http://t.co/iaUlnhoROs -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-30 http://t.co/iuhrC76Wd6 -> RT…
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Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
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IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
  • Sep 2

    Sixth Circuit Tackles “Metaphysical Quandary” Of Design Separability: Rules That Cheerleader Uniform Graphics Are Protected By Copyright

    Sixth Circuit Tackles “Metaphysical Quandary” Of Design Separability: Rules That Cheerleader Uniform Graphics Are Protected By Copyright
    Varsity Brands, Inc. v. Star Athletica, LLC, Case No. 14-5237, 2015 WL 4934282 (6th Cir. Aug. 19, 2015). Addressing a subtle issue of copyright law that has perplexed other district and appeals courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…
  • Aug 18

    IP Law Tracker Docket Review

    IP Law Tracker Docket Review
    Each month, we review significant intellectual property decisions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District and Western District of Michigan. Below is the summary of significant…
  • Aug 5

    PTAB Decisions Add Some Clarity to Estoppel in AIA Post-Grant Proceeding

    PTAB Decisions Add Some Clarity to Estoppel in AIA Post-Grant Proceeding
    The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) created three new mechanisms for members of the public, including competitors, to challenge the validity of an issued U.S. Patent. As of June 30, 2015, 3,160 petitions for inter…
Rank this Week: 244

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Wednesday whimsie

    Wednesday whimsie
    Never too late!  On the Monday of every week this weblog publishes a "Never Too Late ..." feature in which it summarises, complete with links, the topics covered in the previous week's Katposts.  This week was no exception.…
  • Sep 2

    Point: The Economist is Infallible - Patents need to be questioned

    Point: The Economist is Infallible - Patents need to be questioned
    In good, old high-school debate style, Neil and I are doing a point-counterpoint.  The dividing line? This Economist article from August 8th. The article kicks off with the fundamental economic question for IP - how does it…
  • Sep 1

    Even regulations have a heart -- Italian court on moral rights in legal text

    Even regulations have a heart -- Italian court on moral rights in legal text
    Giovanni CasucciFrom fellow IPKat contributor Alberto Bellan comes a moving story about EVERYTHING that matters, ie copyright, love, and Italy (of course).Here's what Alberto writes:"Law students are usually told that one…
Rank this Week: 134

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/
  • Sep 2

    The Case for Rate Regulation of Hospital Price

    The Case for Rate Regulation of Hospital Price
    Erin C. Fuse Brown, Resurrecting Healthcare Rate Regulation, 67 Hastings L. J. (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN.Jessica Lind MantelWith health spending in the U.S. outpacing both general inflation and spending by other developed…
  • Sep 1

    How Families Gain Recognition

    How Families Gain Recognition
    Elizabeth S. Scott & Robert E. Scott, From Contract to Status: Collaboration and the Evolution of Novel Family Relationships, 115 Colum. L. Rev. 293 (2015).Douglas NeJaimeFamily law scholarship features a significant amount of normative…
  • Aug 17

    Jotwell 2015 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2015 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 1. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and preparing new sections we…
Rank this Week: 4478

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Sep 2

    New issue of Music & Copyright

    New issue of Music & Copyright
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. PRS for Music begins legal action against SoundCloud UK authors’ society PRS for Music has begun legal action…
  • Aug 5

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Brazil country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Brazil country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Music Piracy: No longer headline news, but the problem persists with big brand support The fifth annual survey by Music…
  • Jul 22

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. European Parliament adopts MEP Julia Reda’s copyright report The European Parliament has voted by a large majority…
Rank this Week: 4580

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 1

    Eli Lilly and Company v. Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc. (S.D. Ind. 2015)

    Eli Lilly and Company v. Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc. (S.D. Ind. 2015)
    District Court Finds Lilly Patent Infringed Based on Inducement of Infringement by Single Actor By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, in Eli Lilly and Company v. Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc., Judge Tanya Walton Pratt of the U.S. District Court for…
  • Aug 31

    Inline Plastics Corp. v. EasyPak, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Inline Plastics Corp. v. EasyPak, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    Claim Terms Not Limited to Specific Embodiment By Joseph Herndon -- In Inline Plastics Corp. v. EasyPak, LLC, the Federal Circuit offered some bits of wisdom for patent application specification drafting, while applying well-known case law to…
  • Aug 30

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. et al. v. Merck & Co., Inc. et al. 1:15-cv-00572; filed July 7, 2015 in the District Court of…
Rank this Week: 400

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

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

    Paris, 30 juin 2015 : substitution

    Paris, 30 juin 2015 : substitution
    La Cour d'Appel de Paris se pose la question de savoir si le brevet européen s'est substitué au brevet français prioritaire (NDLR : en fait il n'y a jamais eu de délivrance du brevet français). L'Art…
  • Aug 30

    T1273/11 : répartition des frai

    T1273/11 : répartition des frai
    L'Intimée (Opposante) demandait une répartition des frais en sa faveur au motif que la Titulaire avait pour des raisons tactiques décidé de ne pas assister à la procédure orale devant la division…
  • Aug 27

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    L'invention a pour objet un dispositif pour stopper le hoquet. A device for curing hiccups, comprising: - a metallic cup-like vessel being a first electrode for producing electricity adapted to be applied to the lip of the user; and - a…
Rank this Week: 1377

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

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

    eCO Registration System Down

    eCO Registration System Down
    Over the weekend, as part of routine maintenance, the Library of Congress shut down a data center that hosts a number of U.S. Copyright Office systems, including the online copyright registration system, eCO. The Library of Congress attempted…
  • Aug 22

    Copyright Office Posts Responses to Visual Arts Notice of Inquiry

    Copyright Office Posts Responses to Visual Arts Notice of Inquiry
    From the Illustrators Partnership (posted with permission): The Copyright Office has posted the responses to its Visual Arts Notice of Inquiry: http://copyright.gov/policy/visualworks/comments/ They say they “received a large…
  • Aug 18

    Limited Time Offer: 30% off of Lynda.com Membership

    Limited Time Offer: 30% off of Lynda.com Membership
    All lynda.com memberships are 30% off starting today, August 18th, through August 24th. Lynda.com has long been a great resource for photographers. Get access to this great content, including the Photo Attorney…
Rank this Week: 4573

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

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

    eCO Registration System Down

    eCO Registration System Down
    Over the weekend, as part of routine maintenance, the Library of Congress shut down a data center that hosts a number of U.S. Copyright Office systems, including the online copyright registration system, eCO. The Library of Congress attempted…
  • Aug 22

    Copyright Office Posts Responses to Visual Arts Notice of Inquiry

    Copyright Office Posts Responses to Visual Arts Notice of Inquiry
    From the Illustrators Partnership (posted with permission): The Copyright Office has posted the responses to its Visual Arts Notice of Inquiry: http://copyright.gov/policy/visualworks/comments/ They say they “received a large…
  • Aug 18

    Limited Time Offer: 30% off of Lynda.com Membership

    Limited Time Offer: 30% off of Lynda.com Membership
    All lynda.com memberships are 30% off starting today, August 18th, through August 24th. Lynda.com has long been a great resource for photographers. Get access to this great content, including the Photo Attorney…
Rank this Week: 2938

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
  • Sep 1

    Why Shouldn't Copyright Be Infinite?

    Why Shouldn't Copyright Be Infinite?
    The following is a guest post from Eric Crampton, Head of Research at the New Zealand Initiative, who previously served as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Department of Economics & Finance at the University of Canterbury.…
  • Sep 1

    Amendments to CISA "Cybersecurity" Bill Fail in All Regard

    Amendments to CISA "Cybersecurity" Bill Fail in All Regard
    Although grassroots activism has dealt it a blow, the Senate Intelligence Committee's Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) keeps shambling along like the zombie it is. In July, Senator McConnell vowed to hold a final vote on the bill…
  • Aug 31

    Stupid Patent of the Month: A Drink Mixer Attacks the Internet of Thing

    Stupid Patent of the Month: A Drink Mixer Attacks the Internet of Thing
    Imagine if the inventor of the Segway claimed to own “any thing that moves in response to human commands.” Or if the inventor of the telegraph applied for a patent covering any use of electric current for communication. Absurdly…
Rank this Week: 1627

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Sep 1

    Please plead me

    Please plead me
    Everyone knows about copyright preemption.  How about trademarks?  Pamela Chestak has a great post that explains why yes one, and no the other. First, a refresher on preemption in copyright.  Preemption, of course, refers to…
  • Aug 20

    When you say BUD®

    When you say BUD®
    Disputes involving the great BUDWEISER trademark are even older than LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® — the blog, not the secondary meaning thing.  You know that because even in 2006 I wrote — already sounding like a tired…
  • Aug 13

    MasterCard card. Card card. Card.

    MasterCard card. Card card. Card.
    Originally posted 2008-12-17 12:21:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter A reader writes to New York Times Q&A guy Stuart Elliot with a question that’s on a lot minds:  What’s with this “Mastercard card” stuff…
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Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Sep 1

    U.S. Patent No. 7,614,955: Method for online game matchmaking using play style information

    U.S. Patent No. 7,614,955: Method for online game matchmaking using play style information
    U.S. Patent No. 7,614,955: Method for online game matchmaking using play style informationIssued November 10, 2009, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘955 patent describes a method for accumulating data in order to successively match users during…
  • Aug 25

    U.S. Patent No. 7,635,300: Damage control game program and game machine

    U.S. Patent No. 7,635,300: Damage control game program and game machine
    U.S. Patent No. 7,635,300: Damage control game program and game machineIssued Dec. 22, 2009, to KonamiSummary:The ‘300 patent provides a new way to treat character damage during a game. In past games, a player could heal his character…
  • Aug 18

    Graffiti Artist Sues Jeremy Scott and Moschino

    Graffiti Artist Sues Jeremy Scott and Moschino
    Tierney v. MoschinoUnited States District Court, Central District of CaliforniaCase No. 2:15-cv-05900Filed August 5, 2015While not exactly a video game case, we thought our readers might find this of interest.On August 5, 2015, Plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 2516

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Sep 1

    MBBP’s Faith Kasparian’s Article Draws National Interest

    MBBP’s Faith Kasparian’s Article Draws National Interest
    MBBP Senior Attorney Faith Kasparian’s article on M&A privacy and compliance concerns (M&A Privacy and Compliance with Applicable Privacy Laws and Sharing of Customer Information) drew the attention of Reporter Katie Rucke of…
  • Aug 26

    DraftKings Kicks off Football Season at Gillette

    DraftKings Kicks off Football Season at Gillette
    MBBP Client DraftKings, the leading provider of daily fantasy sport, will be opening a branded fantasy sports lounge at Gillette Stadium. The startup, which has raised $375 million in venture funding since 2012, also announced…
  • Aug 26

    MBBP Client Sophity To Be Featured At MIN#78

    MBBP Client Sophity To Be Featured At MIN#78
    Our client Sophity, which empowers consulting businesses to increase revenue and margin by automating the collection of critical business data, thereby improving data accuracy for billing and planning purposes, has been chosen as a…
Rank this Week: 4087

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4943

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Why Business Fails to Generate Patenting Strategies that Protect Innovation Value & How to Make It Easier

    Why Business Fails to Generate Patenting Strategies that Protect Innovation Value & How to Make It Easier
    Business leaders often find the decision of whether to obtain patent protection for their company’s innovations to be difficult. Of course, conventional wisdom, not to mention legions of patent attorneys, assert that patents are…
  • Aug 26

    Companies Create Risk by Leaving IP Strategy Out of Innovation

    Companies Create Risk by Leaving IP Strategy Out of Innovation
    I recently had to give bad news to a new client, the CEO of a successful global electronic hardware company. This CEO hired me earlier this year to help ensure that his company’s upcoming innovations, which were the product of a several…
  • Aug 3

    Lack of Focus on IP Strategy Destroys $100 Millions in Value

    Lack of Focus on IP Strategy Destroys $100 Millions in Value
    As an IP Strategist, I am fascinated by stories from which declining business fortunes can be traced directly to failed patent strategies. Often, the failures can be traced to patent attorney errors that limit the effectiveness of a…
Rank this Week: 1185

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3602

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 312

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Sep 1

    IP|Fundstück des Tages: Das sogenannte internet

    IP|Fundstück des Tages: Das sogenannte internet
    „Die Klägerin behauptet, unter der Bezeichnung „Hellweg“, in deren Bekanntheitsgrad sie in erheblichem Maße investiert habe, in der Öffentlichkeit durch Gewerbeanzeigen und -beilagen aufzutreten – Um…
  • Aug 17

    IP|Rezension: Mario Pricken, Die Aura des Wertvollen

    IP|Rezension: Mario Pricken, Die Aura des Wertvollen
    Die Aura des Wertvollen – Bucherscheinung Juni 2014 from Mario Pricken on Vimeo. Mario Pricken ist Innovationsforscher und hat verschiedene Werke zum Thema Kreativität vorgelegt, siehe hier. In seinem neuen Buch „Die Aura des…
  • Jul 16

    Bankgeheimnis gilt nicht absolut

    Bankgeheimnis gilt nicht absolut
    Der BGH hat einen Rechtsstreit zwischen der Coty Germany GmbH und der Stadtsparkasse Magdeburg zu entscheiden. Coty Germany begehrt Auskunft über Namen und Anschrift des Inhabers des Bankkontos, das auf einer Internetauktionsplattform…
Rank this Week: 1437

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Aug 31

    How to disqualify non-analogous references cited in an office action

    How to disqualify non-analogous references cited in an office action
    In an Office Action, the Examiner may cite to one or more patent references or other documents collectively known as the cited prior art. This is the body of prior art references that the Examiner is utilizing to say that the invention is not…
  • Aug 23

    Advantages of an IPR for defendant

    Advantages of an IPR for defendant
    Bottom line: For parties accused of patent infringement an IPR (inter partes review) for the reasons below is an attractive alternative to full blown litigation for attacking the validity of a patent.   Amendments to the claims are…
  • Aug 18

    CBM patents broadly construed as any financial activity

    CBM patents broadly construed as any financial activity
    Bottom line: A covered business method (CBM) proceeding is a post patent grant proceeding at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Anyone to challenge the validity of certain patents based on any invalidity ground, with minor…
Rank this Week: 4124

pharmaundmarke.com

pharmaundmarke.com

The blog pharmaundmarke.com is dedicated to pharmaceutical trade marks. It is operated by highly specified lawyers and covers all relevant decisions of both European and German courts. Whilst the blog is currently in German only, the monthly newsletter and the annual magazine will include English summaries and abstracts.

http://www.pharmaundmarke.com
  • Aug 31

    Choragon ≠ Koragel

    Choragon ≠ Koragel
    Die Zeichen CHORAGON und KORAGEL sind auch im Hinblick auf den deutschen Verbraucher, der die beiden ersten Silben beider Zeichen in der Regel identisch ausspricht, nicht verwechselbar ähnlich. Sachverhalt Sowohl die…
  • Aug 7

    Silicium-Sorbent (-)

    Silicium-Sorbent (-)
    Sind bei einer Wortkombination wie hier „Silicium-Sorbent“ ohne konkreten Produktbezug mehrere Verständnismöglichkeiten gegeben, so ist das Zeichen regelmäßig bereits dann schutzunfähig, wenn eine der…
  • Jul 26

    HOT (+/-)

    HOT (+/-)
    Die Schutzfähigkeit einer Marke ist stets mit Blick auf die konkret beanspruchten Waren zu beurteilen. Die Wort-/Bildmarke HOT ist nur für Gleitmittel für pharmazeutische Zwecke, nicht aber für…
Rank this Week: 621

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Aug 31

    Parsing USPTO Petitions Data

    Parsing USPTO Petitions Data
    The USPTO has launched a Petitions Timeline that provides information on the types of petitions that can be filed at each stage of prosecution, the average time to decision and grant rate, and the deciding office. While some of the most…
  • Aug 26

    Amgen And Apotex Do The Biosimilar Patent Dance

    Amgen And Apotex Do The Biosimilar Patent Dance
    Amgen has filed a complaint under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), asserting that a biosimilar application filed by Apotex, Inc. infringes two of its patents. Although several complaints have invoked the BPCIA, this…
  • Aug 24

    PTAB Denies Institution Of Kyle Bass's Ampyra Patent Challenge

    PTAB Denies Institution Of Kyle Bass's Ampyra Patent Challenge
    The USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has put an end to Kyle Bass’s Ampyra patent challenge, by denying institution of Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings. While many were hoping the PTAB would render a decision based on the…
Rank this Week: 3855

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Marijuana Business owner denied Bankruptcy relief

    Marijuana Business owner denied Bankruptcy relief
    Recently the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Tenth Circuit found that a Colorado marijuana business owner could not be awarded bankruptcy relief. The Court noted that even though Colorado has legalized the acts of…
  • Aug 27

    Abandoned? No, just modernized.

    Abandoned? No, just modernized.
    Is an original trademark abandoned if a subsequent modified version of the mark creates the same, continuous commercial impression?  In a case of first impression, the Federal Circuit answered in a resounding no.  Jack Wolfskin…
  • Aug 21

    Sixth Circuit finds that designs on Cheerleader Uniforms can be copyrighted

    Sixth Circuit finds that designs on Cheerleader Uniforms can be copyrighted
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently ruled that designs on cheerleading uniforms are eligible for copyright protection.[1] Varsity Brands, Inc. involved a dispute between two cheerleading apparel and accessory…
Rank this Week: 438

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 31

    Ralph Lauren Gets Hit with Patent Infringement Claims Over Handbag

    Ralph Lauren Gets Hit with Patent Infringement Claims Over Handbag
    IPNews® - An inventor of technology for equipping handbags with lights and USB ports has sued legendary fashion house Ralph Lauren. The inventor claims that one of Ralph Lauren’s top selling handbags violates his patent…
  • Aug 21

    Apple Suffers Patent Invalidation in Samsung Case

    Apple Suffers Patent Invalidation in Samsung Case
    IPNews® - Apple took a hit in its continuing back and forth with nemesis Samsung, as the USPTO issued a finding that calls into question the validity of one of Apple’s iPhone patents. USPTO records show that one of Apple’s…
  • Aug 14

    Pop Group LMFAO Not Laughing About New Beer Trademark Dispute

    Pop Group LMFAO Not Laughing About New Beer Trademark Dispute
    IPNews® - A dispute has arisen between the popular music group LMFAO and a Michigan craft brewery, over the name of one of the brewery’s beers, the LMFAO Stout. Despite the founders of the brewery contending that they had no intent…
Rank this Week: 153

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Aug 31

    Upcoming Webinar: So You Want an Injunction in a Non-Compete or Trade Secret Case?

    Upcoming Webinar: So You Want an Injunction in a Non-Compete or Trade Secret Case?
    On Thursday, September 24 at 12:00 p.m. Central, Seyfarth attorneys Eric Barton, Justin K. Beyer and Robert C. Stevens will present the seventh installment in its series of 2015 Trade Secret Webinars. Presenters will focus on the issues…
  • Aug 26

    Latest Update on Federal Trade Secrets Legislation

    Latest Update on Federal Trade Secrets Legislation
    With increased activity regarding proposed federal trade secrets legislation expected next month and for the remainder of the fall Congressional session, Seyfarth Shaw’s dedicated Trade Secrets/Non-Compete group has created a resource…
  • Aug 25

    Inside Views: The Intersection Of Trade Secret Law And Social Media Privacy Legislation

    Inside Views: The Intersection Of Trade Secret Law And Social Media Privacy Legislation
    Eric Barton authored the following article on August 20, 2015 in Intellectual Property Watch summarizing several recent cases addressing trade secret claims involving social media issues, as well as providing some suggested takeaways for…
Rank this Week: 1211

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Aug 31

    Newly Released EEOC Directive To Assist Federal Employees Alleging Discrimination When Potential Conflict of Interest Exist

    Newly Released EEOC Directive To Assist Federal Employees Alleging Discrimination When Potential Conflict of Interest Exist
    As you may know from past posts, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces five federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination against applicants for federal employment, current federal employees, or former…
  • Aug 17

    Derivative Actions Carry Heightened Pleading Standard

    Derivative Actions Carry Heightened Pleading Standard
    Derivative actions are a mainstay of modern business litigation. They allow a shareholder of a corporation to enforce a right the corporation has but is wrongfully refusing to enforce. Normally, corporate management would be responsible for…
  • Jul 16

    The Fifth Unstated Element of Tortious Interference Claim

    The Fifth Unstated Element of Tortious Interference Claim
    Most Virginia litigators will tell you that there are four elements to a claim of tortious interference with contractual relations in Virginia: (1) the existence of a valid contractual relationship or business expectancy; (2) knowledge of the…
Rank this Week: 4230

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 4655

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Aug 31

    Amarin, FDA talking settlement

    Amarin, FDA talking settlement
    In a letter dated August 28, an attorney representing Amarin Pharma, Inc. advised the judge overseeing Amarin’s case against FDA, that “The parties have agreed to explore the possibility of settlement of this matter.”…
  • Aug 26

    Jim Beam(ing) over dismissal of class action

    Jim Beam(ing) over dismissal of class action
    On August 21, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California dismissed a putative class action lawsuit alleging that Beam Suntory falsely advertises its Jim Beam bourbon as “handmade.” Order of Dismissal, Scott…
  • Aug 25

    FTC releases unfair methods competition policy

    FTC releases unfair methods competition policy
    On August 13, the Federal Trade Commission issued a Policy Statement outlining – for the first time ever – its approach to policing “unfair methods of competition” under Section 5 of the FTC Act.  While the…
Rank this Week: 2267

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Aug 31

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS
    Earlier this month, a Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s order that Michigan State disclose the names of suspects redacted from university police incident reports.   ESPN, Inc. v. Michigan State University, No.…
  • Aug 28

    Scot Ganow Discusses the Ashley Madison Breach on 700 WLW

    Scot Ganow Discusses the Ashley Madison Breach on 700 WLW
    I have always written and spoken about the individual value for privacy and when it is violated, how that violation can be very personal and akin to trauma. The recent breach at Ashley Madison and the potential harm it may unleash on the…
  • Aug 27

    Is Footage of City Council Meetings Protected by Copyright Laws?

    Is Footage of City Council Meetings Protected by Copyright Laws?
    Not according to one federal judge in California. In City of Inglewood v. Joseph Teixeira, et. al., No. 2:15-cv-01815 (C.D. Ca. Aug. 20, 2015), United Stated District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald found that California state law bars the city…
Rank this Week: 2824

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Aug 31

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS
    Earlier this month, a Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s order that Michigan State disclose the names of suspects redacted from university police incident reports.   ESPN, Inc. v. Michigan State University, No.…
  • Aug 28

    Scot Ganow Discusses the Ashley Madison Breach on 700 WLW

    Scot Ganow Discusses the Ashley Madison Breach on 700 WLW
    I have always written and spoken about the individual value for privacy and when it is violated, how that violation can be very personal and akin to trauma. The recent breach at Ashley Madison and the potential harm it may unleash on the…
  • Aug 27

    Is Footage of City Council Meetings Protected by Copyright Laws?

    Is Footage of City Council Meetings Protected by Copyright Laws?
    Not according to one federal judge in California. In City of Inglewood v. Joseph Teixeira, et. al., No. 2:15-cv-01815 (C.D. Ca. Aug. 20, 2015), United Stated District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald found that California state law bars the city…
Rank this Week: 2463

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3669

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Aug 31

    Twitter and the (Alleged) $10 Million Tweet

    Twitter and the (Alleged) $10 Million Tweet
    There are also questions as to causation presented here that the parties will likely wrestle with. For example, was it the timing of the actual release of the financial results that really caused the drop in Twitter’s stock and Pope…
  • Aug 24

    Game of Drones: UAV Entertainment and the FAA

    Game of Drones: UAV Entertainment and the FAA
    With unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) (also called drones) anticipated to become a multi-billion dollar industry in a few years, many are betting that drone gaming will explode as the next big thing in competitive entertainment. It is not hard…
  • Aug 19

    Twitter, the DMCA and Copyright in the Age of Sharing

    Twitter, the DMCA and Copyright in the Age of Sharing
    As social media platforms continue to find new ways to allow users to share, post, and forward nonoriginal content and users become more engaged in the practice, the platforms hosting the content and disgruntled original content owners are…
Rank this Week: 3087

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: 4948