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Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3697

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    Mandamus and trade secret

    Mandamus and trade secret
    See the CAFC order in IN RE TAIWAN UNION TECHNOLOGY Not satisfied with that relief , TUC now seeks an order fromthis court compellingadditional information relevant toits invalidity defense .Park opposesthe petition andmoves for…
  • Sep 17

    CAFC discusses laches and equitable estoppel in SCA Hygiene

    CAFC discusses laches and equitable estoppel in SCA Hygiene
    The outcome of SCA Hygiene vs. First Baby ProductsAccordingly, we affirm the district court’s grant of summary judgmentas to laches, reverse its grant of summary judgmentas to equitable estoppel, and remandfor further proceedings…
  • Sep 17

    Congressman Frank Wolf asks US attorney to look into possible fraud at the US Patent Office

    Congressman Frank Wolf asks US attorney to look into possible fraud at the US Patent Office
    In a post GOP congressman seeks criminal prosecution of patent office cheating , Lisa Rein wrote“There must be a zero-tolerance policy for fraud and abuse,” Wolf wrote Monday (Sept. 15, 2014) to U.S. Attorney Dana Boente, the…
Rank this Week: 19

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Sep 20

    Several Recent District Court Decision

    Several Recent District Court Decision
    That name again is Dr Numb: How to plead a prima facie case for a variety of trademark causes in the CD Cal http://t.co/HTsV1v3R1P — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) September 20, 2014 Colorado unfair comp: Pltf didn't allege GoPro copied…
  • Sep 18

    SKINNY POP POPCORN Seeks Broad Scope in SKINNY Family

    SKINNY POP POPCORN Seeks Broad Scope in SKINNY Family
    Skinny Pop Popcorn claims family of SKINNY marks; goes after OH SO SKINNY popcorn. skinny pop.pdf
  • Sep 16

    Bailey Button trade dress action? Ugh.

    Bailey Button trade dress action? Ugh.
    Deckers (owner of the UGG brand) has been going after ‘Bailey Button’ knock-offs. I blogged a complaint against Wal-Mart here. Deckers also sued JC Penney on multiple grounds. Penney moved to dismiss. The design patent action…
Rank this Week: 351

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 14

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 20

    John Calvert, A Champion for Indepenent Inventor

    John Calvert, A Champion for Indepenent Inventor
    John Calvert, a twenty-four year veteran of the USPTO, retired in June 2014. If you are in the independent inventor or product commercialization communities you undoubtedly know Calvert. After starting as a patent examiner, in 1999 he started…
  • Sep 19

    Big Banks Get Software Patents Despite Alice

    Big Banks Get Software Patents Despite Alice
    There are plenty of patents being issued to these giants of the banking industry which protect methods of processing transactions or performing other services through computer technologies. This year’s Supreme Court decision in Alice…
  • Sep 18

    The Past, Present and Future of Post Grant Administrative Trial

    The Past, Present and Future of Post Grant Administrative Trial
    Between September 16, 2012, and August 7, 2014, there were 1793 post grant challenges instituted. See USPTO PTAB Update, slide 5. Of those challenges 1,585 (or just over 88%) were inter partes reviews. There have been 201 covered business…
Rank this Week: 4789

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
  • Sep 20

    John Calvert, A Champion for Indepenent Inventor

    John Calvert, A Champion for Indepenent Inventor
    John Calvert, a twenty-four year veteran of the USPTO, retired in June 2014. If you are in the independent inventor or product commercialization communities you undoubtedly know Calvert. After starting as a patent examiner, in 1999 he started…
  • Sep 19

    Big Banks Get Software Patents Despite Alice

    Big Banks Get Software Patents Despite Alice
    There are plenty of patents being issued to these giants of the banking industry which protect methods of processing transactions or performing other services through computer technologies. This year’s Supreme Court decision in Alice…
  • Sep 18

    The Past, Present and Future of Post Grant Administrative Trial

    The Past, Present and Future of Post Grant Administrative Trial
    Between September 16, 2012, and August 7, 2014, there were 1793 post grant challenges instituted. See USPTO PTAB Update, slide 5. Of those challenges 1,585 (or just over 88%) were inter partes reviews. There have been 201 covered business…
Rank this Week: 951

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    Copyright exceptions and user rights in Case C-117/13 Ulmer: a couple of observation

    Copyright exceptions and user rights in Case C-117/13 Ulmer: a couple of observation
    Should you have the right to digitise your cat's paws?Last week this blog reported on the latest addition to the copyright collection of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), this being the decision in Case…
  • Sep 19

    AIPPI Congress Report 7: The one where the second medical use resolution is adopted

    AIPPI Congress Report 7: The one where the second medical use resolution is adopted
    As much as the AmeriKat adoresadministrative AIPPI issues, a much neededbubble bath was required in preparation forthe Gala DinnerAfter an intense morning of IPKat posting and editing, the AmeriKat wandered down to the final Executive…
  • Sep 19

    AIPPI Congress Report 6: The big privilege problem

    AIPPI Congress Report 6: The big privilege problem
    Unlike the AmeriKat's photo of Toronto, lawyers can onlywish that the issue of privilege was so black and white"When in Rome" the AmeriKat's colleague said as she drizzled some Canadian maple syrup over a small stack of pancakes during their…
Rank this Week: 378

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Sep 20

    Alibaba IPO Solidifies US / China Tech Duopoly

    Alibaba IPO Solidifies US / China Tech Duopoly
    The world's second most valuable Internet firm made its market debut yesterday. The ten most valuable tech companies are now close to evenly split between the US and China, setting up a possible duopoly between the business ecosystems in the…
  • Sep 7

    Ads by Enterprise, Comcast and MBTA show disregard for customer

    Ads by Enterprise, Comcast and MBTA show disregard for customer
    Advertising is a merging of customer experience, public relations, and art. But rather than ennobling clients, these brands have ads that suggest their clients are perhaps a bit lacking. Our clients are sub-standard, so is our reward…
  • Aug 27

    More hours of sleep could be better for your career than extra work

    More hours of sleep could be better for your career than extra work
    Working harder can only get you so far. Recent brain research explains why sleep is so vital, and why being well-rested just may be back in style.
Rank this Week: 441

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 20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-19
    What Your Business Needs to Know about Unsolicited Messages and CASL http://t.co/g88XYT0yzY -> YouTube vlogger Michelle Phan counter-sues Ultra Records http://t.co/PgJyt6UTyw -> EU considering changes to copyright laws…
  • Sep 19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-18
    A History of Copyright in the U.S.: From the Constitution to Today http://t.co/DSSvBgPgAf -> Iggy Azalea Slaps Ex-Boyfriend with Copyright Infringement and Forgery Lawsuits http://t.co/HfKzy2KvkP -> MPAA Chairman & CEO Chris Dodd…
  • Sep 18

    CASL’s inscrutable computer program provisions to be tackled by CRTC 

    CASL’s inscrutable computer program provisions to be tackled by CRTC 
    With the computer program sections of Canada’s anti-spam/anti-malware law (CASL) coming into force in January 2015, the CRTC has now started reaching out to the public for questions they want guidance on in FAQs or bulletins. I attended…
Rank this Week: 2205

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 19

    IPO Trade Secrets Webinar

    IPO Trade Secrets Webinar
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar on "Trade Secrets in the Life Sciences" on September 24, 2014 beginning at 2:00 pm (ET). Dianna DeVore of Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP;…
  • Sep 19

    Webinar on Patent Reissue

    Webinar on Patent Reissue
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Patent Reissue: Strategic Use for Pre- and Post-AIA -- Correcting Errors in Patents, Determining Whether and When to Pursue a Reissue Application, and Mastering the Recapture Rule"…
  • Sep 19

    Webinar on Patent Licensing

    Webinar on Patent Licensing
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Patent Licensing: Advanced Tactics for Licensees Post-AIA -- Structuring Contractual Protections and Responding When Licensed Patents Are Challenged in Post-Grant Proceedings" on…
Rank this Week: 100

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 2362

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 19

    Tor Challenge Inspires 1,635 Tor Relay

    Tor Challenge Inspires 1,635 Tor Relay
    Good news for whistleblowers, journalists, and everyone who likes to browse the Internet with an added cloak of privacy: the Tor network got a little stronger. Tor—software that lets you mask your IP address—relies on an…
  • Sep 19

    Court Lets Cisco Systems Off the Hook for Helping China Detain, Torture Religious Minoritie

    Court Lets Cisco Systems Off the Hook for Helping China Detain, Torture Religious Minoritie
    Chinese citizens who suffered forced detention, torture, and a panoply of brutal human rights abuses at the hands of the Chinese government have been engaged in a high profile court case against Silicon Valley mainstay Cisco Systems for many…
  • Sep 19

    Opportunity Missed: Why We're Not Thrilled By Restoration of PACER Access to "Old" Court Record

    Opportunity Missed: Why We're Not Thrilled By Restoration of PACER Access to "Old" Court Record
    The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) announced on Friday that it would make reams of court records once again accessible through PACER, the federal courts' digital warehouse for its court files. Many advocates are…
Rank this Week: 591

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • Sep 19

    Shades of Gray Takes the Ice Bucket ChallengeOr, How Copyright Lawyers Do It

    Shades of Gray Takes the Ice Bucket ChallengeOr, How Copyright Lawyers Do It
    Today, Shades of Gray took the Ice Bucket Challenge in true copyright lawyer fashion – with a sprinkling of copyright (and comments from the Harvey Siskind peanut gallery).  Happy Friday! The post Shades of Gray Takes the Ice…
  • Sep 15

    The Seventh Circuit Is Not ImpressedTransformativeness? Whatev

    The Seventh Circuit Is Not ImpressedTransformativeness? Whatev
    The Seventh Circuit is not impressed with the transformative use doctrine (cue graphics of Judge Easterbrook wearing a McKayla Maroney frown).  The court just issued an opinion giving the back of its hand to transformativeness,…
  • Aug 27

    Monkey Shoot, Monkey Speak: The Monkey Weighs In

    Monkey Shoot, Monkey Speak: The Monkey Weighs In
    I was indescribably relieved upon returning from my summer vacation to discover that we have not yet finished discussing the Monkey Selfie. No bona fide copyright lawyer could possibly want to see an end to this dispute. You can imagine my…
Rank this Week: 4856

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Nikki Siesel, Esq. of the Law Offices Of Joseph C. Messina.

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Courts and TTAB Trending Towards Finding Alcoholic And Non-Alcoholic Beverages Related

    Courts and TTAB Trending Towards Finding Alcoholic And Non-Alcoholic Beverages Related
    A recent court case in the Eastern District of California, E. & J. Gallo Winery v. Grenade Beverage LLC, No. 1:13-cv-00770 (E.D. Cal. Aug. 15, 2014), seems to underscore a trend of court decisions and TTAB findings where alcoholic and…
  • Sep 8

    Can Surnames Serve As Trademarks?

    Can Surnames Serve As Trademarks?
    One of the most frequently asked questions in our trademark practice is, can my last name be used as a trademark? The answer is that it depends on the nature of the surname. In this blog post we will examine an example of when a surname can…
  • Aug 25

    How To Prevail On A Summary Judgment Motion At The TTAB

    How To Prevail On A Summary Judgment Motion At The TTAB
    In recent years, prevailing on summary judgment motions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (hereinafter the “Board”) has become more difficult. However, if a petitioner believes that there are no material facts in dispute, a…
Rank this Week: 1194

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Sep 19

    TWiL 276: Thanks For Some Of The Fish

    TWiL 276: Thanks For Some Of The Fish
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. NSA proofing your phone, Microsoft buys Minecraft, the monkey selfie - in 3D! And more! Guests: Colin Starger and Ben Manevitz Photo credit: Johan Larsson Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Sep 12

    TWiL 275: First Rule of Mau5 Club

    TWiL 275: First Rule of Mau5 Club
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Making public court documents accessible for everyone, Apple Pay, Disney vs. Deadmau5 and more! Guests: Brian Carver and Mike Lissner Photo credit: State Farm Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Sep 5

    TWiL 274: YOLO

    TWiL 274: YOLO
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Ownership of stolen celebrity photos, red light photos as evidence, YouTube bots and more! Guests: Teri Karobonik and Art Neill Photo credit: Benjamin Vander Steen Download or subscribe to this…
Rank this Week: 2508

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1183

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Sep 19

    Attorney General Recognizes ED Texas Federal Prosecutors Traci L. Kenner and Matt Quinn

    Attorney General Recognizes ED Texas Federal Prosecutors Traci L. Kenner and Matt Quinn
    Assistant U.S. Attorneys Traci L. Kenner and Matt Quinn of the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Texas were two of 243 members of the Department of Justice recognized by Attorney General Eric Holder and Executive Office for...
  • Sep 19

    Happy Birthday 600Camp

    Happy Birthday 600Camp
    My favorite stop for commercial litigation in the Fifth Circuit, 600Camp celebrates its birthday today, and as is its custom, proposes a New Orleans cocktail for the occasion. Author David Coale suggests the Touchdown Jesus Bloody Mary”…
  • Sep 19

    Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Recommended Denied

    Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Recommended Denied
    Barbour v. Director, TDCJ-CID, NO. 4:11cv365 (9/2/14) Judge: Don Bush Holding: Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Recommended Denied Petitioner is an inmate in the Texas prison system who challenged his conviction for two counts of injury to…
Rank this Week: 239

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: 408

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Sep 19

    Copyright as Censorship in Science: Striped Nanoparticle Edition

    Copyright as Censorship in Science: Striped Nanoparticle Edition
    A band of researchers has been tirelessly trying to demonstrate that a body of scientific work which rests on a paper from over 10 years ago is completely wrong. The only problem is, their argument isn't being allowed to stand or fall on its…
  • Aug 16

    Explaining to STM That There Are Not 100 Kinds of "Open".

    Explaining to STM That There Are Not 100 Kinds of "Open".
    Question Copyright recently signed on to an open letter to the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), calling on them to withdraw the counterproductive model licenses they have been promoting for use…
  • May 11

    The Struggling Artist: Setting a Historical Baseline

    The Struggling Artist: Setting a Historical Baseline
    There's an interesting discussion going on over at Crooked Timber in response to a an article by Henry Farrell about Astra Taylor's book The People’s Platform. But our post here is just about one great comment from that…
Rank this Week: 3252

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://brandprotection.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Sep 19

    FTC and presumption of consumer reliance

    FTC and presumption of consumer reliance
    By Sue Ross (US) Question: What’s the difference between US$600,000 and US$14 million in a contempt action? Answer: Presumption of consumer reliance, according to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Federal Trade Commission v.…
  • Sep 18

    UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) cracks down on misleading invoice

    UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) cracks down on misleading invoice
    by Clare Jackman (United Kingdom)The UK Intellectual Property Offices warns trade mark owners to not be fooled by “‘renewal’ notices to holders of UK registered patents and trade marks offering to renew the rights for fees…
  • Sep 18

    Failure to define “natural” stops pretzel case false advertising claims at the pleading stage

    Failure to define “natural” stops pretzel case false advertising claims at the pleading stage
    By Stephanie Stroup (US) A Northern District Court recently told plaintiff’s counsel that merely alleging that a product contains ingredients that are not “natural”, without supplying any objective definition of natural,…
Rank this Week: 3530

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

Covers strategic brand planning and foundation with commentary on trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, making a brand famous, confronting online infringement and cybersquatting, and licensing a trademark. By Justin Clark.

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 1842

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/
  • Sep 19

    Safety Benefits and Privacy Concerns of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication

    Safety Benefits and Privacy Concerns of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication
    Personal motor vehicles are used every day by millions of Americans and are so integrated into daily living that many people take for granted the dangers inherent in driving. Safety features have continuously advanced over the past century,…
  • Sep 19

    Net Neutrality Proposed Regulations Net Over 3 Million

    Net Neutrality Proposed Regulations Net Over 3 Million
    Talk of Net Neutrality is spanning the Internet right now, due in large part to the FCC accepting comments for its pending decision on how to govern the Internet. Net Neutrality is the outlandish idea that Internet service providers (ISPs)…
  • Sep 19

    The Dangers of the False Positive: Why State Legislatures Should Regulate the Use of EtG Testing in Probation

    The Dangers of the False Positive: Why State Legislatures Should Regulate the Use of EtG Testing in Probation
    Ethyl glucuronide (“EtG”) is a metabolite of ethanol, the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages. An EtG test is a urine test that is used to detect recent consumption of alcoholic beverages once the ethanol itself is no…
Rank this Week: 1465

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

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

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3957

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Sep 19

    NHL 15 Review: Disappointment From The Fan

    NHL 15 Review: Disappointment From The Fan
    For avid hockey fans and video gamers (like myself), September 9, 2014 was a very exciting and long-awaited day. Why? Because arguably one of the greatest sports video game franchises of all time released NHL 15, the latest installment in EA…
  • Sep 18

    The More You Watch, The More You May Never See– Does Binge Watching A TV Series Ruin The Overall Experience?

    The More You Watch, The More You May Never See– Does Binge Watching A TV Series Ruin The Overall Experience?
    Now that the 2014 Emmy Awards have come and gone, the question of where TV is headed and where it has been are a hot topic of discussion (looking at you Seth Meyers, Johnny is rolling over in his grave right now). With the new wave of highly…
  • Sep 17

    Spooking out Male-Centric Hollywood Standards with Ghostbusters 3

    Spooking out Male-Centric Hollywood Standards with Ghostbusters 3
    It’s hard to believe that three decades have passed since the supernatural comedy film Ghostbusters and its “stuck-in-your-head-for-days-at-a-time” theme song took the entertainment industry by storm. In commemoration, the…
Rank this Week: 1427

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

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

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Sep 19

    Awarding Punitive Damages in Arbitral Dispute

    Awarding Punitive Damages in Arbitral Dispute
    Awarding punitive damages in arbitral disputes may be available as a remedy but the question is, Who gets to decide? There have been a number of cases recently in New York addressing who determines, court or arbitrator, particular issues. The…
  • Sep 14

    Abuse of Process in a UDRP Proceeding

    Abuse of Process in a UDRP Proceeding
    Abuse of process in a UDRP proceeding carries risk for reverse domain name hijacking if respondent appears and proves complainant has falsified the facts. There have undoubtedly been cases in which complainant prevails solely because…
  • Sep 14

    Betting Respondent Will Default

    Betting Respondent Will Default
    Statistically, respondents default approximately 85% of the time. In many of these disputes there can be no defense as indicated by a quick review of the domain names incorporating well known trademarks or if lesser known populating websites…
Rank this Week: 274

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    The House That Solitude Built

    The House That Solitude Built
    Ever tried to search for directions on your so-called “smart” phone by the name of your intended destination?   What if it directed you to the museum you searched, but unwittingly not the museum you intended to…
  • Sep 18

    Honey Badger Don’t Care, but the Owner of the Trademark Rights Do Care.

    Honey Badger Don’t Care, but the Owner of the Trademark Rights Do Care.
    We truly live in an amazing time, where nearly any person with access to a computer can obtain a nearly infinite amount of knowledge, create and distribute ideas and works of art to the entire world. Also, there are lots of cat videos and…
  • Sep 17

    Silicon Valley x Fashion District = Blurred Line

    Silicon Valley x Fashion District = Blurred Line
    Growing up in the 80s, it’s amazing how both fashion and technology have evolved since Scrunchies and Commodore 64s – although a quite separate evolution. I can’t recall a fashionable pager (really, go try to find one), or a…
Rank this Week: 3939

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: 432

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Sep 19

    Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

    Friday Foreign Filing Roundup
    Good morning, the latest foreign filing headlines are below: The fifty-fourth series of meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO will take place next week, from September 22 - September 30th at the headquarters of WIPO. …
  • Sep 11

    inovia Travels: 2014 AIPPI World Intellectual Property Congre

    inovia Travels: 2014 AIPPI World Intellectual Property Congre
    I hope everyone is having a good Thursday morning! Event season is in full swing at inovia, as we are planning to exhibit and attend numerous conferences in the next few months. Our next stop is Toronto for the AIPPI World ……
  • Sep 10

    inovia Settles Patent Dispute

    inovia Settles Patent Dispute
    We recently announced that we've settled a patent infringement dispute with IP Monitor Pty Ltd, the operator of a foreign patent filing platform.  We came to a mutually acceptable resolution yesterday, September 9, 2014.  As a part…
Rank this Week: 4936

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
  • Sep 19

    Google wants reversal or new trial in Microsoft-Motorola FRAND case: opening brief

    Google wants reversal or new trial in Microsoft-Motorola FRAND case: opening brief
    There was a time when it would almost have been appropriate to rename this blog "FRAND Patents". While there is still a lot going on in that field, the related antitrust investigations have all come to an end and my focus has changed. I heard…
  • Sep 11

    U.S. patent office upholds one half of Apple patent on missed telephone call management

    U.S. patent office upholds one half of Apple patent on missed telephone call management
    There continues to be a discrepancy between Apple's ability to have its patents upheld on its home turf and the fate that its patents suffer in other jurisdictions, particularly in Europe. The last two posts showed this again: Judge Koh…
  • Sep 9

    Judge determines Samsung did not willfully infringe Apple's slide-to-unlock patent

    Judge determines Samsung did not willfully infringe Apple's slide-to-unlock patent
    About 24 hours after denying (except for a minor part) Apple's motion for judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) following the spring 2014 Apple v. Samsung trial in the Northern District of California, Judge Lucy Koh has also ruled on Samsung's…
Rank this Week: 3509

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Sep 19

    Paying Ransom to Patent Trolls Is a Mistake

    Paying Ransom to Patent Trolls Is a Mistake
    I have absolutely no problem with enforcing patent rights, and frankly I don’t think it should matter how the patents were acquired, but there is something exceptionally seedy about the use of shell companies going after competitors, or…
  • Sep 17

    Software, Open Source and Programmer

    Software, Open Source and Programmer
    On August 12, 2014, I spoke with computer expert Bob Zeidman (pictured left) on the record for an in-depth interview that published on IPWatchdog.com. The interview lasted approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and was over 11,000 words in…
  • Sep 15

    The Future Software Patent Application

    The Future Software Patent Application
    In the wake of the Supreme Court decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, many in the patent community are starting to realize just how different things will be moving forward. Initially, some convinced themselves that nothing had really changed…
Rank this Week: 755

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Is Tumblr trendier? A survey released by Tumblr says the users of that social media platform have higher average incomes than users of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, and a report from Adobe says that this translates into cash: The average…
  • Sep 17

    She Liked It. She Really, Really Liked It: Federal District Court Holds Facebook Fan Page Manager Doesn’t Own “Likes”

    She Liked It. She Really, Really Liked It: Federal District Court Holds Facebook Fan Page Manager Doesn’t Own “Likes”
    A federal district court broke new social media law ground in August 2014 when it held in favor of the cable network Black Entertainment Television (BET) in a suit brought by the founder of an unofficial Facebook fan page for one of the…
  • Sep 15

    Status Update

    Status Update
    School discipline. The California legislature has passed a law that, if signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (or not vetoed by him before the end of September), would significantly expand privacy protections for students from kindergarten through high…
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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: 921

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Sep 19

    Top 5 Biggest Copyright & Trademark Stories of 2014 … So Far

    Top 5 Biggest Copyright & Trademark Stories of 2014 … So Far
    Isn’t Fall such a reflective time?  Mississippi is just barely starting to get a glimpse with sometimes cooler temperatures earlier in the morning.  As we approach a new season, let’s revisit what has been the biggest…
  • Sep 12

    Case Study: Ad Agencies and Spec Spot

    Case Study: Ad Agencies and Spec Spot
    I love it when my readers write in with questions and blog ideas! Keep. Them. Coming. Today’s post centers around the world of marketing and ad agencies. Here is the scenario: Directors of Production and Motion Graphics people are…
  • Sep 5

    Clothing Saved by the Copyright Bell

    Clothing Saved by the Copyright Bell
    I’m going to admit it. I watched the The Unauthorized Saved by The Bell Story made-for-TV movie on Lifetime this past Sunday. [Raises hand] “Hi, I’m Ryanne, and I oftentimes will watch horrible mind-numbing…
Rank this Week: 1718

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Can I Use Stage Name to Credit Songwriting?

    Can I Use Stage Name to Credit Songwriting?
    the diabolical Biz Markie creditshis songwriting to Marcel HallDear Rich: I use an artist name with a last name that is not my legal last name and has no relation to my birth name. I have no interest in legally changing my last name, and all…
  • Sep 12

    Copyright in wedding ring design?

    Copyright in wedding ring design?
    My wife and I decided to have custom wedding ring made at a national level chain store jeweler three years ago. This past weekend we stopped at the jeweler and saw a custom ring book where my wife saw her ring in that book and she was not…
  • Sep 11

    #publicdomain?

    #publicdomain?
    Dear, Rich: I’m trying to properly attribute public domain images in a course pack I’m writing and I’m confused about public domain tags. If a work has entered the public domain without being directly dedicated to the…
Rank this Week: 1109

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 19

    Trademark Week in Review: September 19, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: September 19, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Mari-Elise took a savasana and looked at Lululemon’s intellectual property enforcement strategies; Bill did not get “font” and “typeface”…
  • Sep 18

    Nashville’s Baja Burrito Wraps Up Trademark Protection For Its Franchise

    Nashville’s Baja Burrito Wraps Up Trademark Protection For Its Franchise
    A couple months ago, I explained how the franchising experience of one of my favorite Nashville fast casual dining options - Calypso Cafe - provides valuable trademark lessons to start-up companies. This week, I will turn my…
  • Sep 17

    Johnny Manziel Trademark Déjà Vu: The Kenny Hill Story

    Johnny Manziel Trademark Déjà Vu: The Kenny Hill Story
    The good people at Texas A&M certainly understand the importance of federal trademark protection. Maybe it stems from Texas A&M’s successful registration and enforcement of its 12TH MAN mark. Regardless, it seems that whoever is…
Rank this Week: 1173

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Revisions to the Korean Trademark Act

    Revisions to the Korean Trademark Act
    The aim of the revisions, which were implemented in June this year, is to reinforce the position of trademark owners, which the following examples will indicate. The article handling the protection of well known trademarks has become clearer.…
  • Sep 12

    Open innovation – time to dispense with intellectual property rights?

    Open innovation – time to dispense with intellectual property rights?
    First of all: open innovation – what exactly is it? It would be almost wrong to discuss open innovation(OI) without mentioning the man who coined the term. Professor Henry Chesbrough (Haas School of Business, University of California,…
  • Sep 2

    The 2014 World Cup from an IP perspective

    The 2014 World Cup from an IP perspective
    Football enthusiasts all over the world indulged in the fantastic spectacle of the World Cup in Brazil this summer, enjoying a large goal average (2.88 goals per group stage game), witnessing flabbergasting results (e.g. Spain vs. the…
Rank this Week: 3942

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Sep 19

    Copyright Owner Receives the Pointy End of the Fair Use Sharp Stick

    Copyright Owner Receives the Pointy End of the Fair Use Sharp Stick
    The theme of the Madison, Wisconsin, Mifflin Street Block Party when it began in 1969 was “take a sharp stick and poke it in the eye of authority.”  It’s not clear whether that is still the theme of the block party, but…
  • Sep 12

    TVEyes' Use of Fox News Content Transformative and Fair Use

    TVEyes' Use of Fox News Content Transformative and Fair Use
    Some people find what television commentators say about the news as relevant as the news itself.  TVEyes is for them.  TVEyes records the broadcast content of over 1,400 television and radio stations.  TVEyes’…
  • Sep 5

    Copyright Infringement Judgment Debt Not Discharged in Bankruptcy

    Copyright Infringement Judgment Debt Not Discharged in Bankruptcy
    The managing member of a saloon had a $41,231.90 default judgment for copyright infringement entered against him.  The saloon did not have a public performance license, but played music promoted and licensed by the American Society of…
Rank this Week: 2722

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/
  • Sep 19

    Trademark registration provides both preventive and contingent insurance for brand owner

    Trademark registration provides both preventive and contingent insurance for brand owner
    Trademark registration is a very valuable tool, especially considering the cost. Trademark registration provides both preventive and contingent insurance* — it reduces the likelihood of a trademark dispute while at the same time…
  • Sep 18

    Incredibly, ALS Association had also filed trademark for “#IceBucketChallenge”

    Incredibly, ALS Association had also filed trademark for “#IceBucketChallenge”
    Thankfully, the application was also abandoned by the Association. There was quite a firestorm at the end of August as it became known that the ALS Association filed to register ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE and ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE as trademarks…
  • Sep 17

    The many benefits of USPTO trademark registration

    The many benefits of USPTO trademark registration
    The appeal of the Washington Redskins trademark case will be interesting to watch for many reasons. It is high-profile and receives a lot of media attention, and for good reason. It involves a claim of disparagement and a well known brand.…
Rank this Week: 2781

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Sep 19

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/19/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/19/14
    The Cult of Jeff Koons by Jed Perl (via CultureCrash) — Jeff Koons is known in the copyright world as a defendant in at least two major decisions involving appropriation art (Rogers v Koons and Blanch v Koons). Here, the New York…
  • Sep 16

    Fox News v TVEyes: Fair Use Transformed

    Fox News v TVEyes: Fair Use Transformed
    In 1985, the Supreme Court said, “The fair use doctrine is not a license for corporate theft, empowering a court to ignore a copyright whenever it determines the underlying work contains material of possible public…
  • Sep 12

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14
    Monkey Selfies & Animal Artists — An interesting take on the frequently discussed monkey selfie from a philosophical perspective. Yes, Internet TV is near, but there’s too much money in cable to go there —…
Rank this Week: 713

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Five Section 2(d) Appeal

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Five Section 2(d) Appeal
    I once heard a TTAB judge say that the outcome of most Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion cases can be predicted just by looking at the marks and the identified goods or services, without more. Well, your would-be honor, try your skills on…
  • Sep 18

    Precedential No. 37: TTAB Affirms Rejection of Web Page Specimen for Computer Service

    Precedential No. 37: TTAB Affirms Rejection of Web Page Specimen for Computer Service
    The TTAB has re-designated as precedential its three-year old decision in In re Chengdu AOBI Information Technology Co., Ltd., Serial No. 77723547 (May 31, 2011) [not precedential], wherein the Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark…
  • Sep 17

    TTAB Will Hear Final Argument in ASHCON Opposition In Boston, October 3rd

    TTAB Will Hear Final Argument in ASHCON Opposition In Boston, October 3rd
    As part of the "TTAB and PTAB Come to Boston" program in Boston on October 3rd [here], the Board will hear final arguments in Diamond Power International v. Clyde Bergemann, Inc., Opposition No. 91201996. [Pleadings and other filings…
Rank this Week: 338

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 19

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest
    Yehuda Adar, Touring the Punitive Damages Forest: A Proposed Roadmap, 1 Osservatorio Del Diritto Civile E Commerciale [The Civ. & Com. L. Observer] 275 (2012), available at SSRN.Sheila ScheuermanThe questions raised by punitive damages…
  • Sep 17

    Next Up, Incest

    Next Up, Incest
    Anthony C. Infanti, Big (Gay) Love: Has the IRS Legalized Polygamy?, N.C.L. Rev. Addendum (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Lily KahngGay marriage opponents love to fear monger about the slippery slope of extending marriage beyond…
  • Sep 16

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye
    Valentina Vadi, War, Memory, and Culture: The Uncertain Legal Status of Historic Sunken Warships Under International Law, 37 Tul. Mar. L. J. 333 (2013).Stephen UriceFull fathom five thy father…
Rank this Week: 4520

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Sep 19

    Berne leniencies: now it's Bangladesh's turn to opt for them

    Berne leniencies: now it's Bangladesh's turn to opt for them
    The trend towards making use of the relaxations of copyright, provided by the Berne Convention's 1971 Appendix, continues. By Berne Notification No. 269: Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works we learn that…
  • Sep 18

    In Brussels and interested in EU copyright law and policy? Here's an event for you

    In Brussels and interested in EU copyright law and policy? Here's an event for you
    Aww ... is there anything more wonderful than discussing EU copyright in Brussels?Can you think of anything more exciting than EU copyright law and policy? It's hard indeed, but the task becomes clearly impossible when it comes to…
  • Sep 16

    Could Ladybird bring the first parody challenge?

    Could Ladybird bring the first parody challenge?
    Conceptual art ?Back in March we reported that artist, comedian and writer Miriam Elia was facing the potential of a copyright action from the book publisher Penguin after she self published here own spoof version of a 'Ladybird' Book -…
Rank this Week: 1919

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    CGT resurrected in Kenya but effect on IP not clear

    CGT resurrected in Kenya but effect on IP not clear
    ChebetCoulson Harney's tax and IP division have issued a newsflash on the reintroduction of capital gains tax in Kenya, effective from 1 January 2015. You can read it in full here.Judy Chebet, a tax and IP lawyer in John Syekei's highly…
  • Sep 18

    Motivating Namibia's new IP legislation - Prof Ruth Okedigi

    Motivating Namibia's new IP legislation - Prof Ruth Okedigi
    Thanks to a tweet from @IPKenya, an update on the progress of Namibia's new IP legislation:
  • Sep 16

    COSON: Nigeria’s Private Copying Levy Scheme "gathering dust"

    COSON: Nigeria’s Private Copying Levy Scheme "gathering dust"
    You don't need to tell Afro Leo that dust is a ubiquitous part of life! Back in 2012, Afro-IP enthusiastically covered the news about Nigeria’s decision to introduce a private copying (or copyright) levy scheme – a post…
Rank this Week: 3775

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Covers trademarks, brands, and relevant issues such as valuation, protection, registration, and emerging promotional platforms.

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3754

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Sep 18

    How Much For 10 Million Barrels Oil Each Day?

    How Much For 10 Million Barrels Oil Each Day?
    A group of 347 investors holding assets of $24 trillion has called for introducing world wide “carbon pricing”. They want effective climate policy. I agree with their position. But there already is a price on carbon. That is the…
  • Sep 17

    Bitcoin 10 Years After

    Bitcoin 10 Years After
    My talk on “Bitcoin 10 Years After” of June this year will be published in our Journal at the end of this month. Here is a PDF file (still with some kanji use errors, this is before the final check):…
  • Sep 16

    Do It Again, OPEC

    Do It Again, OPEC
    OPEC is expected to reduce their production next year from 30 million to 29.5 million barrels a day at their next meeting in November, says Reuters. They cite OPEC Secretary General Abdallah Salem el-Badri for this expectation. Already…
Rank this Week: 247