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ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
  • Mar 31

    Blocking injunctions – the Bill

    Blocking injunctions – the Bill
    The Commonwealth Government has introduced into Parliament the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015. This bill will implement the the Government’s proposal for injunctions requiring ISPs to block access to offshore…
  • Mar 18

    Rosuvastatin goes to the High Court

    Rosuvastatin goes to the High Court
    The High Court has allowed special leave to appeal from the Full Federal Court's decision in AstraZeneca v Apotex ("Rosuvastatin").
  • Mar 16

    What conduct makes novelty destroying information publicly available

    What conduct makes novelty destroying information publicly available
    The Full Court has clarified what the prior use must disclose for it to be novelty destroying under the Patents Act 1990
Rank this Week: 4230

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/
  • Mar 31

    Social Media Accounts and Trademark

    Social Media Accounts and Trademark
    Can you use a trademark in your Twitter handle? I wouldn’t. But I am a trademark lawyer. There are probably instances when it is okay. If the person using this Twitter handle were my client, my advice would be that this is not one of…
  • Mar 26

    Trademark Filing Strategie

    Trademark Filing Strategie
    Common Sense Trademark Filing Strategies If you are using a name, word or symbol to sell goods or services, you have a protectable mark. Before you spend the money to file an application to federally register the mark with the U.S. Patent and…
  • Mar 24

    The Saga Continue

    The Saga Continue
    Remember B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., Case No. 13-352? We last left our protagonist locked in a heated battle with its arch-nemesis[1] over trademarks used with fasteners. The case has hung in the balance….. until…
Rank this Week: 672

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: 260

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    Things getting hot for DuPont shareholder

    Things getting hot for DuPont shareholder
    DuPont shareholders have been getting mailings in the last week.As pointed out in the New York Times in Jan. 2015:DuPont is about to face one of the biggest challenges in its two centuries as an industrial powerhouse: a fight with one of Wall…
  • Mar 31

    Activiites by Congressman Bob Goodlatte

    Activiites by Congressman Bob Goodlatte
    Those concerned with patent reform 2015 are familiar with the Innovation Act of Congtessman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA). In the previous session, the bill sailed through the House, but was stalled in the Senate, presumably by the efforts of Senator…
  • Mar 31

    "The Long Road Back"

    "The Long Road Back"
    IPBiz touched on the matter of H1B visas, and their impact on unemployment of Americans, in the posttitled Schumer to put his imprint on patent reform, immigration matters? .About six years ago, on April 3, 2009, NBC Nightly News did a story…
Rank this Week: 176

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 48

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Mar 31

    The London Manifesto: time for reform?

    The London Manifesto: time for reform?
    "“Fair copyright for all across Europe” rallying call from libraries, archives and charities" is the title of a media release that went live the moment this blogpost did, at one minute past midnight on 1 April. Issued by the…
  • Mar 29

    WhoIsHostingThis.com is reaching out ... to you

    WhoIsHostingThis.com is reaching out ... to you
    Melissa from WhoIsHostingThis.com has written to us to say that she wants to reach out and share a resource that "specifically helps students to understand copyright and the Digital Millenium Copyright Act" -- so if you are inclined towards…
  • Mar 28

    The CopyKat - Caymans, C-More, Catchups and Cost

    The CopyKat - Caymans, C-More, Catchups and Cost
    I imagine Sky TV will be breathing a partial sigh of relief - as over on the IPKat Eleonora has a very interesting update from the CJEU in Case C-279/13 C More Entertainment headlined with CJEU says that live broadcasts are not…
Rank this Week: 1796

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    Wednesday whimsie

    Wednesday whimsie
    Open Up Copyright 1. "“Fair copyright for all across Europe” rallying call from libraries, archives and charities" is the strident call from the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP), according to…
  • Mar 31

    A Kat revisits Broccoli & Tomatoes, part deux - what does it all mean?

    A Kat revisits Broccoli & Tomatoes, part deux - what does it all mean?
    Fellow Kat David posted last week on the recent pair of Board of Appeal decisions G2/12 Tomatoes II and G3/12 Broccoli II (still not available in the online list of G decisions, but the previous post has links to the corresponding pdf…
  • Mar 31

    Brown epilators? There may still be one in Albania

    Brown epilators? There may still be one in Albania
    Don't even think it ...Some people are embarrassed at having excess hair, or at any rate at having hair where they would rather not be seen to displaying it. This is why epilators are so popular. Other people, this Kat guesses -- since…
Rank this Week: 47

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 31

    Scott Hervey quoted in International Business Times article

    Scott Hervey quoted in International Business Times article
    Scott Hervey was quoted in an article in the International Business Times on how Fox’s fair use defense in a copyright infringement lawsuit arising over its use of a famous 9/11 image could change the landscape of copyright enforcement…
  • Mar 27

    Is Fox News Proposing a New Standard For Determining Fair Use?

    Is Fox News Proposing a New Standard For Determining Fair Use?
    North Jersey Media Group Inc. is the copyright owner of the iconic photograph of three firefighters raising an American flag at the ruins of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. On September 11, 2013, a Fox News producer posted a…
  • Mar 20

    Bob Marley and Federal False Endorsement Claim

    Bob Marley and Federal False Endorsement Claim
    Since his death in 1981, reggae superstar Bob Marley and his “image” continue to be broadly popular and command millions of dollars each year in merchandising revenue. His children own an entity called Fifth Six Hope Road, Music,…
Rank this Week: 23

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    PTAB affirms indefiniteness when CRM claim recites human action ("subscribe")

    PTAB affirms indefiniteness when CRM claim recites human action ("subscribe")
    Takeaway: In an application for a computerized valuation platform, the Examiner rejected a computer-readable medium claim as indefinite. The Examiner took issue with the phrase "subscribing to the web-based valuation service," asserting that…
  • Mar 30

    PTO takes 7 years to process Petition to Make Special (or Why you should use e-Petitions)

    PTO takes 7 years to process Petition to Make Special (or Why you should use e-Petitions)
    Takeaway: The PTO took seven years to process a Petition to Make Special Based on Age. The Petition Decision indicated that "the delay in rendering a decision is regretted." (Application of Dressler, Appl. No. 11/733,605, available on Public…
  • Mar 25

    PTAB interprets "each pixel of a color image" as referring to pixels in the same image

    PTAB interprets "each pixel of a color image" as referring to pixels in the same image
    Takeaway: The Applicant appealed the obviousness rejection of claims to digital image processing. The claim language at issue was: "for each of multiple given pixels of a color image, determining ..." The Examiner read this on pixels in…
Rank this Week: 196

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/
  • Mar 31

    Nintendo moves towards mobile gaming

    Nintendo moves towards mobile gaming
    This week, Nintendo shocked the gaming industry when it announced a partnership with DeNA, a company that makes free-to-play games for mobile phones. Historically, Nintendo has been resistant to releasing their well-known games on mobile…
  • Mar 26

    Virginia Serious Game Institute Calls for Applications for Entrepreneurs in Simulation, Modeling and Serious Game Design

    Virginia Serious Game Institute Calls for Applications for Entrepreneurs in Simulation, Modeling and Serious Game Design
    Each year, the Virginia Serious Game Institute invites applicants to reside in the business incubator located on the George Mason University - Prince William Campus in Prince William County, Virginia. Each application requires the submission…
  • Mar 17

    California Virtual Currency Legislation

    California Virtual Currency Legislation
    On February 27, 2015, California Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, chairman of the state's Banking and Finance Committee, introduced Assembly Bill 1326, which would prohibit a person from engaging in California in the business of "virtual…
Rank this Week: 3126

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 31

    Stupid Patent of the Month: GPS Tracking, or Something

    Stupid Patent of the Month: GPS Tracking, or Something
    GPS technology has been around for a while. Wikipedia puts the start of development at 1973. But it wasn’t until the 1990s that it became available for consumer use. And even then, it took some time before the government removed…
  • Mar 30

    Farewell From Shari Steele

    Farewell From Shari Steele
    Today is the start of my last week as an employee of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.  I will be leaving after nearly 15 years as EFF's President and Executive Director, having started as a Staff Attorney back in 1992.  As I wrap…
  • Mar 30

    Court Sides With Google, Shuts Down Mississippi AG’s Abuse of Authority

    Court Sides With Google, Shuts Down Mississippi AG’s Abuse of Authority
    A federal judge has decisively halted the Mississippi Attorney General’s campaign of threatening to prosecute Google for refusing to remove content he finds objectionable. The court ruled in Google’s favor a few weeks ago but…
Rank this Week: 1775

Patent Pending Blog - Patents and…

Patent Pending Blog - Patents and the History of Technology

A blog celebrating the history of technology and creative genius over the centuries. By Bob Shaver.

http://patentpending.blogs.com/patent_pending_blog/
  • Mar 31

    Shaver and Swanson, LLP, our new patent law firm

    Shaver and Swanson, LLP, our new patent law firm
    Scott Swanson, our Paralegal Amy Hennig, and our Office Manager Dicsie Gullick and I recently started a new law firm, to continue our work in patent and trademark law, as well as litigation involving patents and trademarks. We got my...
  • Mar 30

    The Wirst Water Pump, Spiral Pump, and Coil Pump

    The Wirst Water Pump, Spiral Pump, and Coil Pump
    How do you use the energy of flowing water, such as in a stream or river, to pump water to a height far higher than the source of the water? How do you do that without electricity, without solar power,...
  • Mar 29

    Shaver and Swanson, LLP, our new patent law firm

    Shaver and Swanson, LLP, our new patent law firm
    Scott Swanson, our Paralegal Amy Hennig, and our Office Manager Dicsie Gullick and I recently started a new law firm, to continue our work in patent and trademark law, as well as litigation involving patents and trademarks. We got my...
Rank this Week: 2141

nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • Mar 31

    A Closer Look: Indiana’s New Religious Freedom Law

    A Closer Look: Indiana’s New Religious Freedom Law
    In an op-ed published by The Washington Post, Tim Cook recently spoke out against religious freedom laws currently being introduced in several states across the country. The Apple chief executive criticized the role these laws could play in…
  • Jan 20

    Ebola Outbreak: U.S. Labs Implicated

    Ebola Outbreak: U.S. Labs Implicated
    Conspiracy theorists always like to point the finger at the U.S. government, usually using farfetched, schizophrenic lines of reasoning that just makes you go, huh? But there are times when the theories sound uncomfortably plausible. That is…
  • Dec 23

    Improbable Legal Defenses that Worked

    Improbable Legal Defenses that Worked
    Still fresh in the outraged mind of the public, the “affluenza” defense that got a rich teenager off multiple homicide charges is just another example of some flaws in the American jury system. Ethan Couch was 16 years…
Rank this Week: 551

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Mar 31

    USPTO makes changes to AIA post grant proceeding

    USPTO makes changes to AIA post grant proceeding
    The immediate modification to the page limits for motions to amend is more in line with reality given the high burdens placed on patent owners. Even when patent owners sought additional pages, the norm was a three to five page extension. So…
  • Mar 31

    Maximizing innovation requires a strong patent system

    Maximizing innovation requires a strong patent system
    If a weak patent system were the answer you would expect countries that have a weak patent system, or no patent system at all, to have run away innovation. What you see, however, is the exact opposite. Those that want to dismantle the patent…
  • Mar 31

    Senate hearing on drones seeks to balance safety issues and commercial opportunitie

    Senate hearing on drones seeks to balance safety issues and commercial opportunitie
    The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation addressed whether unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also known as drones, could be further incorporated into American airspace for commercial purposes. Drones have enjoyed a…
Rank this Week: 667

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 31

    USPTO makes changes to AIA post grant proceeding

    USPTO makes changes to AIA post grant proceeding
    The immediate modification to the page limits for motions to amend is more in line with reality given the high burdens placed on patent owners. Even when patent owners sought additional pages, the norm was a three to five page extension. So…
  • Mar 31

    Maximizing innovation requires a strong patent system

    Maximizing innovation requires a strong patent system
    If a weak patent system were the answer you would expect countries that have a weak patent system, or no patent system at all, to have run away innovation. What you see, however, is the exact opposite. Those that want to dismantle the patent…
  • Mar 31

    Senate hearing on drones seeks to balance safety issues and commercial opportunitie

    Senate hearing on drones seeks to balance safety issues and commercial opportunitie
    The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation addressed whether unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also known as drones, could be further incorporated into American airspace for commercial purposes. Drones have enjoyed a…
Rank this Week: 4910

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 31

    Gardner Heist Thieves Named by the FBI

    Gardner Heist Thieves Named by the FBI
    According to Breitbart News, this month, the FBI has confirmed the identities of the thieves who robbed 13 paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990. Breitbart News reports that law-enforcement sources have…
  • Mar 30

    A new article released by the Frankfurt…

    A new article released by the Frankfurt Kurnit Art Law Group discusses the recent dismissal of McKenzie v. Fishko, a case brought by Richard F. McKenzie and his foundation against his dealer, Forum Gallery, and its director, Bella Fishko,…
  • Mar 30

    Copyright for 3D Scan

    Copyright for 3D Scan
    Sketchfab has published an article discussing copyright law as applied to 3D printing and scans. Public domain artworks and their replicas legally can be scanned and those scans shared based on a 1999 district court case involving…
Rank this Week: 266

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

Tips and commentary for individuals accused of civil liability for Internet activities. By Benjamin Justus.

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Mar 31

    Makers of UK Film “Plastic” Launch Multi-State Copyright Lawsuit Campaign

    Makers of UK Film “Plastic” Launch Multi-State Copyright Lawsuit Campaign
    Late last week, the purported owner to copyrights in the British film “Plastic” filed at least 20 lawsuits against anonymous Doe defendants in federal courts in both Pennsylvania and Florida. Plastic is a 2014 crime/comedy film…
  • Mar 31

    New Oregon BitTorrent Suits for “Charlie Countryman”

    New Oregon BitTorrent Suits for “Charlie Countryman”
    Five Doe parties in Oregon were subject to new copyright infringement lawsuits filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. The lawsuits allege infringement via BitTorrent of the Shia La Beouf psycho-thriller, “The…
  • Feb 18

    New Oregon Copyright Suits Over “Dumb and Dumber To”

    New Oregon Copyright Suits Over “Dumb and Dumber To”
    Troll Defense has learned that a company claiming the copyrights to the 2014 comedy film Dumb and Dumber To has filed at least two copyright actions against individual Doe parties in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.…
Rank this Week: 180

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: 3091

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/
  • Mar 31

    Scribd Must Comply With The Americans With Disabilities Act (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Scribd Must Comply With The Americans With Disabilities Act (Forbes Cross-Post)
    The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is an important civil rights law intended to ensure that people with physical disabilities can enjoy the same social and economic interactions as everyone else. The law had ambitious visions about…
  • Mar 30

    QVC Can’t Stop Web Scraping–QVC v. Resultly (Forbes Cross-Post)

    QVC Can’t Stop Web Scraping–QVC v. Resultly (Forbes Cross-Post)
    “Web scraping,” also called crawling or spidering, is the automated gathering of data from someone else’s website. Scraping is an essential part of how the Internet functions. For example, Google uses web scraping to build…
  • Mar 29

    GA Supreme Court Fixes Overbroad Injunction Against Message Board Operator–Chan v. Elli

    GA Supreme Court Fixes Overbroad Injunction Against Message Board Operator–Chan v. Elli
    This case involves message board posts by a community that criticized Ellis’s copyright enforcement efforts. Ellis sought and obtained a protection order against Chan, the operator of the message board, on the legal grounds that the…
Rank this Week: 214

IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
  • Mar 31

    USPTO Announces Immediate Changes to AIA PTAB Page Limit

    USPTO Announces Immediate Changes to AIA PTAB Page Limit
    Responding to feedback from petitioners and patent owners, the USPTO disclosed a plan to revise the procedural rules governing post grant proceedings under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”). USPTO Director Michelle K.…
  • Mar 11

    Congress to Consider Alternative Patent Litigation Reform Bill

    Congress to Consider Alternative Patent Litigation Reform Bill
    Last month, a bipartisan group of legislators introduced the so-called “Innovation Act of 2015” (H.R. 9) in the U.S. House of Representatives. That bill proposes numerous reforms to the U.S. patent system, including heightened…
  • Feb 25

    After 15 Years, International Applications Under Hague Agreement Available To U.S. Applicants Beginning May 15, 2015

    After 15 Years, International Applications Under Hague Agreement Available To U.S. Applicants Beginning May 15, 2015
    On February, 13, 2015, the U.S. took a major step towards implementing the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs by depositing an instrument of ratification with World Intellectual Property…
Rank this Week: 1938

The IP Stone

The IP Stone

Discusses patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, computer/Internet/cyber law. By Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC.

http://theipstone.com/
  • Mar 31

    Can your social media contacts be a trade secret of your employer? Maybe.

    Can your social media contacts be a trade secret of your employer? Maybe.
    This is a relatively new legal subject, so there isn’t much law out there.  In December, 2011, a Pennsylvania federal court answered this question in the negative.  In the case of Eagle v. Morgan, Linda Eagle, the founder of a…
  • Jan 19

    Second Strike Out for Alleged Patent Troll

    Second Strike Out for Alleged Patent Troll
    Alleged “patent troll” strikes out for second time in its efforts to have the Vermont AG’s “unfair patent enforcement” lawsuit adjudicated in federal court. In May 2013 the State of Vermont sued MPHJ Technology…
  • Nov 12

    Oracle v Google: Are APIs Copyrightable?

    Oracle v Google: Are APIs Copyrightable?
    Last month, Google asked the Supreme Court to hear its appeal of an appeals court ruling that certain application program interfaces (APIs) are copyrightable.  Oracle’s response is due in December, and the US Government may weigh…
Rank this Week: 3789

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Mar 31

    U.S. Patent No. 6,881,149: Entertainment system, entertainment apparatus, recording medium, and program

    U.S. Patent No. 6,881,149: Entertainment system, entertainment apparatus, recording medium, and program
    U.S. Patent No. 6,881,149: Entertainment system, entertainment apparatus, recording medium, and programIssued Apr. 19, 2005, to SonySummary:The ‘149 patent describes a method used in video games where the main character can easily…
  • Mar 30

    New Case - Acceleration Bay LLC v. Activision Blizzard, Inc.

    New Case - Acceleration Bay LLC v. Activision Blizzard, Inc.
    Acceleration Bay LLC v. Activision Blizzard, Inc.U.S. District Court for the District of Delawareded-1-15-cv-00228Filed March 11, 2015A new complaint alleges that Activision Blizzard is violating several networking patents in regard to their…
  • Mar 24

    U.S. Patent No. 6,966,831: Method of branching flow of game

    U.S. Patent No. 6,966,831: Method of branching flow of game
    U.S. Patent No. 6,966,831: Method of branching flow of gameIssued November 22, 2005, to SonySummary: For all you gamers who grow tired of linear story lines without much of a story, the ‘831 patent will be appealing. The ‘831…
Rank this Week: 486

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Mar 31

    LawLawLaw #37

    LawLawLaw #37
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter: subscribe at LawLawLaw.com. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and…
  • Mar 20

    Social Networking Expiration Date

    Social Networking Expiration Date
    Is your favorite social network budding, fresh, ripe, or rotten? Check Your Assumptions At The Door In the 1990s, writing business books was easy. So was picking stocks. Remember day trading? It’s easy to pick stocks (or write business…
  • Mar 17

    17 Seconds #10

    17 Seconds #10
    17 Seconds = useful info quickly. We interrupt our usual patent and trademark news to bring you this tech anecdote. And to ask a small favor. Recently, we sent an email to a company saying that their trademark was ready to file. And we sent…
Rank this Week: 254

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Mar 31

    Flickr fördert Gemeinfreiheit und Public Domain

    Flickr fördert Gemeinfreiheit und Public Domain
    Fotografen, die Fotos und andere Bilder bei Flickr veröffentlichen, können diese ab sofort als gemeinfrei markieren. Flickr bietet mit «Public Domain» und CC0 («CC Zero») zwei entsprechende Möglichkeiten…
  • Mar 29

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #117

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #117
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten: E-Commerce: Gefälschte Bewertungen werden in Japan als Sakura – Kirschblüten – bezeichnet. Urheberrecht: «Googles Vorstellung von…
  • Mar 27

    Anwälte vs. Richter: Wem droht das Ende der Arbeit?

    Anwälte vs. Richter: Wem droht das Ende der Arbeit?
    Rechtsanwälten wird häufig das Ende der Arbeit vorausgesagt, weil sie angeblich durch Algorithmen und Roboter ersetzt werden können. Gemäss einer Studie der University of Oxford (PDF) ist die Wahrscheinlichkeit dafür…
Rank this Week: 1542

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4053

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 31

    License to Build: Why Game Development Engines Are “Going Free”

    License to Build: Why Game Development Engines Are “Going Free”
    Game development engines are some of the most sophisticated software products available today, so why are so many manufacturers beginning to offer them to users for free? It takes a lot of different people to build a virtual world, including…
  • Mar 27

    Nanosized nanomaterials: how do you regulate something so tiny?

    Nanosized nanomaterials: how do you regulate something so tiny?
    On March 24, 2015, the National Organic Program (NOP) released a policy memo clarifying the status of nanotechnology in organic production and handling under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic regulations at 7 C.F.R.…
  • Mar 26

    The Future of Cost Concerns in Clear Air Act Regulation

    The Future of Cost Concerns in Clear Air Act Regulation
    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”). This case, an extension of previous cases regarding the Clean Air Act, is an additional challenge the Obama Administration’s ability…
Rank this Week: 1363

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 31

    Saks Wants Proposed Class Action over Return Policy Dismissed

    Saks Wants Proposed Class Action over Return Policy Dismissed
    Consumer class actions against fashion retailers are on the rise, and the most recent target is Saks Fifth Avenue. Currently pending in the Central District of California is a putative class action case brought by named plaintiff Jennifer…
  • Mar 25

    Mary Kay Takes Aim at ‘Fraudulent Couponing Scheme’

    Mary Kay Takes Aim at ‘Fraudulent Couponing Scheme’
    The international skin care and cosmetics company Mary Kay is hitting back against what it is calling a “fraudulent couponing scheme” operated by the online digital coupon marketplace, RetailMeNot. Earlier this month, Mary Kay…
  • Mar 25

    Mary Kay Takes Aim at ‘Fraudulent Couponing Scheme’

    Mary Kay Takes Aim at ‘Fraudulent Couponing Scheme’
    The international skin care and cosmetics company Mary Kay is hitting back against what it is calling a “fraudulent couponing scheme” operated by the online digital coupon marketplace, RetailMeNot. Earlier this month, Mary Kay…
Rank this Week: 1517

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Fertile grounds for patent application

    Fertile grounds for patent application
    According to a recently published survey by the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV), geographical areas where universities and large companies are present promote innovation, and consequently, also the number of filed patent…
  • Mar 24

    New IP courts major step forward in China’s judicial reform

    New IP courts major step forward in China’s judicial reform
    In November and December 2014, China announced the long awaited establishment of three specialized IP courts in the Tier 1 cities of Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai. These courts are empowered to hear the following cases: First instance civil…
  • Mar 10

    The Indian Jungle – an IP perspective, part 2

    The Indian Jungle – an IP perspective, part 2
    To foreign applicants filing a patent application in India takes place “at the IPO”, but in reality there is a choice of venue which is not trivial. The Indian patent office (IPO) is headquartered at Kolkata (formerly known as…
Rank this Week: 3966

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    Real-Time Auction Patent Invalid Under Alice

    Real-Time Auction Patent Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's real-time auction patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found the claims did not contain an inventive concept. "The patent itself…
  • Mar 30

    No Reduction of Attorney Fees for Unnecessary “Frontloaded” Work

    No Reduction of Attorney Fees for Unnecessary “Frontloaded” Work
    The court granted in part defendant's motion for attorneys' fees under its inherent power because plaintiff's litigation was in bad faith and rejected plaintiff's argument that defense counsel frontloaded their work. "Defendant entered into a…
  • Mar 27

    Use of Trade Show to Identify Potential Infringers Justifies Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction Over Patentee

    Use of Trade Show to Identify Potential Infringers Justifies Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction Over Patentee
    Following jurisdictional discovery, the court denied defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's declaratory relief action for lack of personal jurisdiction. "[Defendant's] receipt of service of the amended complaint while he was attending the…
Rank this Week: 887

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Mar 31

    World Backup Day: Are YOU Prepared for a Total Data Loss or Breach?

    World Backup Day: Are YOU Prepared for a Total Data Loss or Breach?
    Today, March 31, 2015, marks the fifth annual World Backup Day. Before you physically step back from wherever you’re standing, that’s not the kind of “backing up” that was intended by the founders of World…
  • Feb 13

    Do You Control Your Smart TV Using Voice Commands?

    Do You Control Your Smart TV Using Voice Commands?
    For the superstitious, and conspiracy theorists, an Orwellian revelation on this Friday the 13th of February. As reported last week by the Daily Beast, Samsung, the world’s no. 1 manufacturer of HDTVs, is warning customers who use…
  • Sep 12

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law
    In this age social media justice, sooner or later you’re going to have an encounter with a negative online review, whether your a business owner, or simply a consumer. It seems like it’s becoming an accepted aspect of our lives.…
Rank this Week: 3281

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    Reading list: descriptive and suggestive TM

    Reading list: descriptive and suggestive TM
    Jake Linford, The False Dichotomy Between Suggestive and Descriptive Trademarks. Abstract: Classifying a trademark as descriptive rather than suggestive fundamentally alters the scope of trademark protection. A descriptive mark, derived…
  • Mar 27

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?
    Grubbs v. Sheakley Group, Inc., 2015 WL 1321126, No. 1:13cv246 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 18, 2015)  The court adopted the magistrate judge’s recommendations in this case, dismissing Lanham Act claims (and RICO claims) and declining to retain…
  • Mar 26

    Fair use quote of the day

    Fair use quote of the day
    Rigsby v. Erie Ins. Co., No. 14-cv-905 (W.D. Wis. Mar. 16, 2015): “It is difficult to imagine how it could not be fair use for an insurer to copy or distribute a photograph for the purpose of evaluating an insured’s…
Rank this Week: 64

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Mar 31

    Recognizing Women in Science and Technology

    Recognizing Women in Science and Technology
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee In observance of Women’s History Month, the USPTO is celebrating the generations of women who have helped shape America. Their…
  • Mar 27

    PTAB’S Quick-Fixes for AIA Rules Are to Be Implemented Immediately

    PTAB’S Quick-Fixes for AIA Rules Are to Be Implemented Immediately
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee In recent appearances before the Technology Policy Institute and the IPO Education Foundation’s PTO Day, I highlighted the…
  • Mar 18

    USPTO Satellite Offices Bring Resources to Innovator

    USPTO Satellite Offices Bring Resources to Innovator
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Three years ago, we started expanding USPTO operations across the country to Dallas, Denver, Detroit, and Silicon Valley, bringing…
Rank this Week: 4158

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 31

    Estimating Individual Inventor Returns to Patenting

    Estimating Individual Inventor Returns to Patenting
    How much individual inventors earn from patenting is hotly debated today, in an age where enforcement is often outsourced to third-party enforcers. But what about returns to inventors who work for companies? They usually assign their…
  • Mar 27

    Innovation Law Beyond IP 2

    Innovation Law Beyond IP 2
    The second "Innovation Law Beyond IP" conference at Yale Law School is this weekend. I helped organize the first conference last year to provide a space for the growing number of scholars who are thinking about the many legal institutions…
  • Mar 24

    Long Term Trends in IP Litigation

    Long Term Trends in IP Litigation
    Matthew Sag has posted IP Litigation in United States District Courts: 1994 to 2014 (forthcoming Iowa L. Rev.) on SSRN. The article takes a thirty year look at IP litigation in the district courts:This article undertakes a broad-based…
Rank this Week: 3248

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Mar 31

    Sui Park – 3D Sculpture

    Sui Park – 3D Sculpture
    Our society today is scolded for being too out of touch with our surroundings.  We love our iPads, our laptops, and our connection to the digital space.  But just because we love our new technologies and live in a society…
  • Mar 26

    Cynthia Trinh – Photo Journalism

    Cynthia Trinh – Photo Journalism
    Most of us find it hard to merge two of our passions and have it result in something not only interesting to ourselves, but also important for the world at large.  Some of us struggle with turning something many unfairly judge as being…
  • Mar 24

    Jonathan Brand – 3D Printed Object

    Jonathan Brand – 3D Printed Object
    Connecticut artist, Jonathan Brand, is fascinated with taking things apart and putting them back together in a form previously unimagined.  Focusing his work on the transportation, migration, and adaptation themes, he uses paper and…
Rank this Week: 2439

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Five Marketing Secrets Your Brand Can Learn from Recent Data Breache

    Five Marketing Secrets Your Brand Can Learn from Recent Data Breache
    - Debbie Laskey, MBA Is your industry crowded? Does one brand overshadow the rest of the players in your industry? How can your business stand out? Here are five tips every business can learn about branding from recent data breaches. With…
  • Mar 30

    On Unintended Consequences: Will the B&B SCOTUS Ruling Encourage Trademark Bullies?

    On Unintended Consequences: Will the B&B SCOTUS Ruling Encourage Trademark Bullies?
    Last week, while I was preparing for and had the unique opportunity of arguing a real, live TTAB final hearing on the merits, outside the TTAB’s typical oral hearing location (because it was selected by the TTAB to be part of the…
  • Mar 27

    A Disclaimer for Disclaimers at the USPTO

    A Disclaimer for Disclaimers at the USPTO
    You know that feeling when you’ve nearly crossed the finish line? You have done the work, put in the time, and the only step left is to run through the tape. There can be similar moments with trademark applications, too. Admittedly, it…
Rank this Week: 101

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Mar 31

    Software patent-eligibility after Alice: where are we now?

    Software patent-eligibility after Alice: where are we now?
    Since the June 2014 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Alice Corporation Pty Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, the vast majority of district court decisions, Federal Circuit decisions, and Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB)…
  • Mar 28

    New Supreme Court Decision Expected To Influence Trademark Opposition Strategy

    New Supreme Court Decision Expected To Influence Trademark Opposition Strategy
    A recent United States Supreme Court decision is likely to affect the way that parties approach trademark opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). My colleagues Bill Hansen and Suzi Morales recently…
  • Mar 23

    Comparing the Innovation Act and the STRONG Patents Act: competing proposals for patent reform

    Comparing the Innovation Act and the STRONG Patents Act: competing proposals for patent reform
    2015 could be a pivotal year for U.S. patent reform, with two significant — and very distinct — patent reform bills pending before Congress.  This article compares the two bills, the Innovation Act and the…
Rank this Week: 1292

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 2945

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
  • Mar 31

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-30
    UPC ruling: High Court to decide on 'three strikes' anti-piracy policy http://t.co/IPnbkNoirU -> Law and Media Round Up – 30 March 2015 Law and Media Round Up – 30 March 2015 -> Spain: The Right to Be Forgotten Does Not…
  • Mar 30

    Safari workaround claimants to get their day in UK court against Google: Google Inc v Vidal-Hall

    Safari workaround claimants to get their day in UK court against Google: Google Inc v Vidal-Hall
    The ‘Safari workaround’ has cost Google millions. In 2012, it paid a civil penalty of US$22.5 million to settle charges brought by the US FTC that Google misrepresented to users of the Safari browser that it would not place…
  • Mar 30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-29
    CJEU addresses MAR right in More Entertainment (Judgment) [2015] EUECJ C-279/13 (26 March 2015) http://t.co/3kgRESgmAd -> Cyber bulling requires malice Self v. Baha’i, 2015 NSSC 94 (CanLII) http://t.co/SwqgrjCpvy -> blogged:…
Rank this Week: 345

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 31

    Into Litigation’s Black Hole: A Cosmic Solution

    Into Litigation’s Black Hole: A Cosmic Solution
    Hon. Eduardo C. Robreno, The Federal Asbestos Product Liability Multidistrict Litigation (MDL-875): Black Hole or New Paradigm?, 23 Widener L.J. 97 (2013).Linda MullenixHow many federal courts scholars can identify what is meant by the…
  • Mar 30

    Queering the History of Sex Discrimination

    Queering the History of Sex Discrimination
    Phil Tiemeyer, Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants (2013).Serena MayeriIn my employment discrimination course, I use Diaz v. Pan American Airlines (5th Cir. 1971), overturning Pan Am’s ban on…
  • Mar 27

    Theorising Global Justice

    Theorising Global Justice
    Frank J. Garcia, Global Justice and International Economic Law: Three Takes, Cambridge University Press (2013).Sean CoyleIn a letter to the semi-pagan Nectarius (Epistle 91, §4), Saint Augustine sets forth one of the most…
Rank this Week: 150

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 77

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Two Weeks until Digital Rights Europe, the DRI Conference

    Two Weeks until Digital Rights Europe, the DRI Conference
    DRI is delighted to be welcoming a world-class line-up of international and domestic experts to Digital Rights Europe 2015, our inaugural conference focused on the most critical European-wide issues around digital privacy,…
  • Mar 30

    A Very Big Case: Schrems, Facebook, Safe Harbor and the CJEU

    A Very Big Case: Schrems, Facebook, Safe Harbor and the CJEU
    What has become a very big case began as a row in Ireland. Max Schrems wasn’t convinced that when his data was transferred from the EU to the US by Facebook, it was being given adequate protection. Since Facebook’s European…
  • Mar 19

    Facebook, Schrems, and the ECJ: An Update

    Facebook, Schrems, and the ECJ: An Update
    You may have seen on social media that today is #DigitalRightsMatter day, which is really to say, today is like every other day. Because, for an increasing number of people in the world, digital rights matter every single day. Being able to…
Rank this Week: 2337

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

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

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 3577

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 172

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Mar 30

    No Collateral Challenge Of Patent Application Revival

    No Collateral Challenge Of Patent Application Revival
    In Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC v. Lee, the Federal Circuit held that the USPTO’s decision to revive a patent application “is not subject to third party collateral challenge” under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).…
  • Mar 25

    Patent Term Adjustment In The Post-RCE Period

    Patent Term Adjustment In The Post-RCE Period
    We know from Novartis v. Lee  that a patent application does not earn “B delay” type Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) from the time an RCE is filed until a Notice of Allowance is issued, but an application still can earn PTA for…
  • Mar 22

    Judge Finds Biosimilar Patent Procedures Optional

    Judge Finds Biosimilar Patent Procedures Optional
    Judge Seeborg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order in Amgen, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., ruling that the patent dispute resolution procedures of the Biologics Price Competition and…
Rank this Week: 3874

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Mar 30

    USPTO Director Announces "Quick-Fix" and Anticipated Changes to PTAB Practice

    USPTO Director Announces "Quick-Fix" and Anticipated Changes to PTAB Practice
    By Grantland Drutchas and Andrew Williams -- On Friday, March 27, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Michelle Lee issued a statement on the PTO Blog indicating several "quick-fix" and proposed rule changes. The "quick-fix" rules…
  • Mar 29

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Purdue Pharma L.P. et al. v. Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. 1:15-cv-11294; filed March 26, 2015 in the District Court of…
  • Mar 29

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    March 30-31, 2015 - Post-Grant Patent Challenges at the PTAB*** (Momentum) - San Jose, CA March 31, 2015 - "Overcoming Sect. 101 Rejections Post-Alice Corp. -- Leveraging USPTO Guidance and Recent Decisions to Meet Sect. 101 Patent…
Rank this Week: 278