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IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Friday fantasie

    Friday fantasie
    Forthcoming IP events. Even though it's the summer (in the Northern hemisphere, at any rate) and there's not much going on in terms of conferences and other events, new forthcoming attractions for the rest of the year and indeed beyond…
  • Aug 1

    Pending referrals before the Enlarged Board

    Pending referrals before the Enlarged Board
    A couple of referrals to the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeals have slipped past the nose of the IPKat in recent months. Avid readers of the EPO Official Journal will have spotted them already, but the IPKat thought that they are worth…
  • Jul 31

    7,000 EPO employees in DE, NL, AT & BE ... plus one in FR?

    7,000 EPO employees in DE, NL, AT & BE ... plus one in FR?
    EPO President Battistelli in his office. The Eiffel Tower is not visible from this angle, it would appear.Back in 2010, when Benoît Battistelli was first appointed as President of the European Patent Office (EPO), there was a certain…
Rank this Week: 117

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
  • Aug 1

    OED Discipline for False, Misleading Statements in Brief to CAFC

    OED Discipline for False, Misleading Statements in Brief to CAFC
    The USPTO charged that Hicks violated 37 C.F.R. 10.20 et seq.[1] Ultimately, Hicks acknowledged that he violated 37 C.F.R. 10.23(b)(5), which prohibited “conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice.” *** Thus,…
  • Aug 1

    GE Patents: Patents of Note: Medical Inventions & Alternative Energy System

    GE Patents: Patents of Note: Medical Inventions & Alternative Energy System
    General Electric has been awash in recently issued patents pertaining to medical technologies, and we discuss an intriguing collection of these inventions. One patent protects an improved anaesthesia delivery system that monitors oxygen…
  • Jul 31

    Abstraction in the Commonplace: Alice v. CLS Bank and its Use of Ubiquity to Determine Patent Eligibility

    Abstraction in the Commonplace: Alice v. CLS Bank and its Use of Ubiquity to Determine Patent Eligibility
    A troubling aspect of the analysis in the Alice opinion is the suggestion that an invention, once patent eligible, can become patent ineligible simply based on the passage of time and public adoption. Dialogue in the oral argument as well as…
Rank this Week: 173

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
  • Aug 1

    Your Wireless Router Is Broken—Help Us Fix It At DEF CON

    Your Wireless Router Is Broken—Help Us Fix It At DEF CON
    As part of our Open Wireless Movement, we set out to create router software that would make it easier for people to safely and smartly share part of their wireless network. Protecting hosts, so their security is not compromised because they…
  • Jul 31

    Hate Your ISP? Maybe You Need Community Fiber

    Hate Your ISP? Maybe You Need Community Fiber
    Brian Carver co-authored this post. Between the net neutrality debate and the Comcast/TWC merger, high-speed Internet access is getting more attention than ever. A lot of that attention is negative, and rightly so: Internet access providers,…
  • Jul 31

    Australia: You Wouldn't Steal a DVD, But You Would Block Websites and Suspend Internet Account

    Australia: You Wouldn't Steal a DVD, But You Would Block Websites and Suspend Internet Account
    When the Australian government first began requiring Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block websites in 2012, Australians were assured that it would only be used to block the "worst of the worst" child pornography. This week, a …
Rank this Week: 996

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 36

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: 41

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Aug 1

    Business Owner Gives Yelp Something to Yelp About

    Business Owner Gives Yelp Something to Yelp About
    I periodically hear business owners complain about Yelp and their inability to get negative reviews off of the Yelp website.  James Demetriades is a business owner who bought advertising on Yelp.  Demetriades believed that…
  • Jul 18

    No Shortcuts Allowed in Copyright Infringement Case Analysi

    No Shortcuts Allowed in Copyright Infringement Case Analysi
    Here’s a story of a company founder leaving the company and the geographical area and starting a new company in the same line of business.  It’s not necessarily a story about what not to do.  It’s more a story of…
  • Jul 11

    Dissed Thomas M. Cooley Law School Gets No Satisfaction from the Sixth Circuit

    Dissed Thomas M. Cooley Law School Gets No Satisfaction from the Sixth Circuit
    Attorney David Anziska made statements about the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, some of which were posted on the Internet and some of which were alleged in a complaint.  Thomas M. Cooley Law School sued Anziska and his firm for the state…
Rank this Week: 4894

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Lack of Maximum Length Limitation Renders Claims Indefinite Under Nautilu

    Lack of Maximum Length Limitation Renders Claims Indefinite Under Nautilu
    Following a bench trial, the court found that plaintiff's boat motor patents were invalid as indefinite. "[T]he Court construed the term 'elongated drive housing' to mean 'a drive housing that is greater in measurement in one axis than in the…
  • Jul 31

    Judge Bryson: “Reasonable Certainty” Portion of Nautilus Indefiniteness Standard Not Significant

    Judge Bryson: “Reasonable Certainty” Portion of Nautilus Indefiniteness Standard Not Significant
    The court denied defendant's motion to strike the declaration of plaintiff's claim construction expert and rejected the argument that the expert relied on an improper indefiniteness standard. "The distinction that the defendants draw between…
  • Jul 30

    Passage of Time Does Not Render Substantial Controversy Stale

    Passage of Time Does Not Render Substantial Controversy Stale
    The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's declaratory relief claims for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. "Plaintiff has not alleged that defendant communicated with plaintiff at all before initiating this lawsuit.…
Rank this Week: 436

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

Covers traditional intellectual property (copyrights, patents and trademarks) and more nuanced areas of law, including media, technology, franchising, e-commerce, entertainment and advertising.By Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Aug 1

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack
    Hospital emergency rooms are our first line of defense for actual attacks and emergencies, but in some cases ERs are finding themselves literally under cyber-attack. Recent law enforcement notices warn that telephone access to ER’s has…
  • Jun 11

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York
    Brand owners, marketers, and in-house counsel should be cognizant of the legal implications of selecting geographical terms for the name of a product. Waller intellectual property attorney, William F. Wilson, was recently published in the…
  • May 13

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action
    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP attorney, Bob Felber, was recently published in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Bulletin where he discussed, Airs Aromatics, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management,…
Rank this Week: 4289

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/
  • Aug 1

    Trademark Week in Review: August 1, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: August 1, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Mari-Elise told a woeful tail of rebranding gone wrong Bill rediscovered the Music City Miracle® Kevin explored when Comic-Cons attack Randy identified the…
  • Jul 31

    If You Love History in Pictures, Then You Should Love Trademarkology

    If You Love History in Pictures, Then You Should Love Trademarkology
    When I joined Twitter, one of the first feeds that I followed was History In Pictures. As a former history major in college, I really enjoyed the quirky mix of historic and pop culture photos. Where else are you going to see pictures of…
  • Jul 30

    Comic-Con v. Comic Con: the Age of Trademark Infringement

    Comic-Con v. Comic Con: the Age of Trademark Infringement
    Nerdom reigns supreme. Want proof? Comic-Con. A place where grown men and women routinely dress up as their favorite fictional characters and let out their inner fangirl or boy without fear that some jock is lurking around the…
Rank this Week: 2742

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Aug 1

    Top 5 Copyright Myth

    Top 5 Copyright Myth
    This past week saw a story about copyright and plagiarism in Mississippi that could only happen in Mississippi. According to the Clarion-Ledger, Charles Johnson, a blogger from California used photos on his website belonging (copyrighted) to…
  • Jul 25

    Traveling the Roadways of Sweet Home Licensing

    Traveling the Roadways of Sweet Home Licensing
    The state of Alabama announced a few weeks ago that all official signs coming into the state will receive a makeover. The longtime phrase “Alabama the Beautiful” will be replaced with “Welcome to Sweet Home…
  • Jul 18

    The Trademark Attorney is the “Most Likely” to be Confused

    The Trademark Attorney is the “Most Likely” to be Confused
    I imagine the United States Trademark and Patent Office thought of people like me when they decided on the “likelihood of confusion” standard when examining trademarks. I have a confession, sometimes common sense things really…
Rank this Week: 2576

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Going mainstream. For the first time, both Twitter and Facebook are seeing significant growth in online advertising placed by major companies for brands such as Heineken, Tide, McDonald’s, and Charmin. Major consumer products companies…
  • Jul 30

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Going viral: Silencing its critics, Twitter posted strong second quarter results, adding 16 million new monthly active users and boosting its user base by 24 percent from this time last year. #Disappointing: In other Twitter news, the company…
  • Jul 28

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Your tax dollars at work: Wikipedia placed a 10-day ban on changes to the collaborative encyclopedia from a certain IP address inside the U.S. Capitol after discovering that bizarre and embarrassing edits were being made from that address…
Rank this Week: 4151

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 123

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/
  • Aug 1

    How Do We Make Risk Analysis for Trademark?

    How Do We Make Risk Analysis for Trademark?
    Dear Rich: We are a new juice company in California and we've been considering various names. One name we've considered is a three-letter word. We searched the USPTO records and found a few similar uses in related classes but we were most…
  • Jul 30

    Registering Copyright For Deceased Photographer

    Registering Copyright For Deceased Photographer
    Dear Rich: My father, who died in 2008, was a talented amateur photographer in the 1950s and 1960s, and I’ve started to post some of his medium-format images online (none were ever published). I’d like to batch-register his images…
  • Jul 29

    Relationship Between Fair Use and Infringement

    Relationship Between Fair Use and Infringement
    Dear Rich: I was troubled by the blanket assertion in a recent post in which you stated that if you copied a copyrighted work without authorization, you're infringing. I believe that if your use is a fair use, you are not infringing. Or are…
Rank this Week: 934

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

An online repository for intellectual property articles, papers and news.

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Aug 1

    NeCRS: The Nigerian Electronic Copyright Registration System is Now Active!

    NeCRS: The Nigerian Electronic Copyright Registration System is Now Active!
    August 1, 2014 — Today, as announced earlier, the Nigerian Copyright Commission’s online registration system, NeCRS, is active and available for the public. The new system will allow for online registration of authors and their…
  • Jul 30

    Nigeria: Registration of Animal Feed, Pet Products and Feed Additives with NAFDAC

    Nigeria: Registration of Animal Feed, Pet Products and Feed Additives with NAFDAC
    NLIPW Patents Law Volume 2 Number 10 eDigest (Registration of Animal Feed, Pet Products and Feed Additives) July 30, 2014 Content: Introduction Guidelines for Registration of Imported or Locally-Manufactured Animal Feed and Pet Products…
  • Jul 24

    Yearly Global Loss to Piracy, Counterfeiting Reaches N88tn by Emma Okonji | Thisday

    Yearly Global Loss to Piracy, Counterfeiting Reaches N88tn by Emma Okonji | Thisday
    Hewlett Packard (HP) Nigeria has revealed that businesses worldwide lose in excess of $550 billion, about N88 trillion each year due to counterfeiting and piracy.  The company, which recently conducted a global research on intellectual…
Rank this Week: 999

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
  • Aug 1

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-31

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-31
    3D printing not unlike Napster in challenging intellectual property laws http://t.co/lfMmzjYldx -> Ottawa warned about its vulnerability to hackers, lack of strategy http://t.co/1Tcw1BHsM9 -> Court ruling led to quick changes at patent…
  • Jul 31

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-30
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-29: Artist sues after TV show films Montreal building that he ha… http://t.co/B59GgritAy -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-29 http://t.co/UpyNuEkkGw ->…
  • Jul 31

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-30
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-29: Artist sues after TV show films Montreal building that he ha… http://t.co/B59GgritAy -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-29 http://t.co/UpyNuEkkGw ->…
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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/
  • Aug 1

    Love it or leave it: airbnb’s new logo

    Love it or leave it: airbnb’s new logo
    I must admit, at first glance I was not attracted to the new airbnb logo. But upon reflection, it is quite good. Why? Because: it is simple it is unique it has meaning (see below) it works well online, which is airbnb’s primary media…
  • Jul 30

    Trademarks from the Maryland Craft Beer Festival

    Trademarks from the Maryland Craft Beer Festival
    Guest post by: Associate Nick Santucci On Saturday, May 31st, 2014, the Brewers’ Association of Maryland hosted the 9th Annual Maryland Craft Beer Festival, a gigantic party with awesome food, fun, rock and roll, people, and BEER. It…
  • Jul 29

    Leason Ellis continues fight against trademark scammer

    Leason Ellis continues fight against trademark scammer
    The good folks from the firm of Leason Ellis have continued litigating against select companies that send solicitations to trademark owners. From the Leason & Ellis website:   OUR CASE AGAINST PATENT & TRADEMARK AGENCY MOVES…
Rank this Week: 1394

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/
Rank this Week: 3289

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Aug 1

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/01/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/01/14
    Aereo files emergancy motion on remand arguing it’s a cable provider entitled to Section 111 compulsory license — via Shades of Gray‘s Naomi Gray comes the just-filed memorandum of law from Aereo in support of its…
  • Jul 30

    Expendables 3 and the negative effects of piracy

    Expendables 3 and the negative effects of piracy
    This past week, a DVD quality copy of Expendables 3 leaked onto online pirate sites, weeks before its August 15 box office debut. Along with the news came the usual claims that filmmakers shouldn’t worry about pre-release…
  • Jul 25

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/25/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/25/14
    Garrett Brown: An Interview with a Visionary-Part 1 — Nick Friedman speaks with Garrett Brown, a cinematographer and inventor of the Steadicam, an innovation which, in the words of Stanley Kubrick (who famously used it in The Shining)…
Rank this Week: 4076

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Should we consider Western Sahara in IP discourse or practice?

    Should we consider Western Sahara in IP discourse or practice?
    What can one learn via Twitter? Well, sometimes you can learn about the meal your follower is about to have, or more importantly, a thing or two about geopolitics on the African continent. This Leo has been musing on the latter for quite some…
  • Jul 31

    Ghana: IP policy will harmonise IP laws and address infringement

    Ghana: IP policy will harmonise IP laws and address infringement
    Mr. Doni-Kwame. Source: hereLast June, fellow Leo, Caroline Ncube, reported that Ghana is one of those few African countries with an intellectual property (IP) policy - be it in draft or not. Today, this Leo has picked up the news…
  • Jul 31

    UK decides against introducing private copying levie

    UK decides against introducing private copying levie
    Source: hereOver at the IPKat, Leo-friend, Eleonora Rosati, reports that the UK Government will be introducing further exceptions into its copyright regime, but has decided against a 'levy'. Readers may remember that this…
Rank this Week: 555

Azrights

Azrights

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

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Aug 1

    Strict sanctions for failing to comply with latest distance selling regulation

    Strict sanctions for failing to comply with latest distance selling regulation
    If you sell online, then you’ll want to make sure you comply with new rules introduced by the latest consumer regulations.  Businesses need to be aware of their impact, so they can update terms and procedures accordingly, and…
  • Jul 18

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe
    The notion that the main consideration when choosing a new brand name is its availability as a .com domain is widespread. What is less well known is that you may not be free to use your chosen domain name if the name would infringe on someone…
  • Jul 18

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe
    The notion that the main consideration when choosing a new brand name is its availability as a .com domain is widespread. What is less well known is that you may not be free to use your chosen domain name if the name would infringe on someone…
Rank this Week: 661

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/
  • Aug 1

    Introducing a Dose of Reality:  Broadening the Perspective of Legal Ethics to Include Social Science Research

    Introducing a Dose of Reality:  Broadening the Perspective of Legal Ethics to Include Social Science Research
    Andrew M. Perlman, A Behavioral Theory of Legal Ethics, 90 Ind. L.J. (forthcoming 2014), available at SSRN.Carole SilverAndy Perlman’s timing couldn’t be better. His new article, A Behavioral Theory of Legal Ethics, comes out just…
  • Jul 30

    Patterns and Practice

    Patterns and Practice
    Kim D. Chanbonpin, Truth Stories: Credibility Determination at the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission, 45 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1085 (2014).Elizabeth DaleThese days, I think a lot about police torture. To be more precise, these days I…
  • Jul 29

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State
    Lawrence B. Solum, Artificial Meaning, 89 Wash. L. Rev. 69 (2014), available at SSRN.Barbara LevenbookThis is a provocative and important essay that has implications Solum doesn’t spell out for some positions on meaning, communication,…
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Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 1

    Not Accepting Well-Pled Allegations is “Cardinal Sin” of Affirmative Defense

    Not Accepting Well-Pled Allegations is “Cardinal Sin” of Affirmative Defense
    Sonic Indus., LLC v. iRobot Corp. No. 13 C 9251, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 28, 2014) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur sua sponte struck portions of defendant iRobot’s answer and affirmative defenses, and allowed other portions to be…
  • Jul 28

    Scheduling Delay Does Not Warrant Canceling the Deposition

    Scheduling Delay Does Not Warrant Canceling the Deposition
    Cleversafe, Inc. v. Amplidata, Inc., No. 11 C 4890, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 11, 2014) (Cole, Mag. J.). Judge Cole denied plaintiff Cleversafe’s motion for a protective order and sanctions preventing the deposition of Cleversafe’s…
  • Jul 25

    “Growing Trend” That Bit Torrent Doe Defendants Need Not be Time-Related

    “Growing Trend” That Bit Torrent Doe Defendants Need Not be Time-Related
    TCYK, LLC, v. Does 1-44, No. 13 C 3825, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 20, 2014) (Dow J.). Judge Dow denied various Doe defendants’ motions to grant subpoenas to their respective ISPs in this BitTorrent copyright case involving the movie…
Rank this Week: 1044

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on These Five Section 2(e)(1) Mere Descriptiveness Refusal

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on These Five Section 2(e)(1) Mere Descriptiveness Refusal
    By my estimation, somewhere around 80-85% of all Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals that reach the TTAB are affirmed on appeal. Well, here are five appeals that were decided in July 2014. How do you think they came out? Do you see…
  • Aug 1

    TTAB Posts August 2014 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts August 2014 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled four (4) oral hearings for the month of August, as listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. The hearing schedule and other…
  • Jul 31

    Guest Post: Josh Jarvis, "The Trademark “Chaff” Quandary: PTO Report On Post-Registration Proof of Use"

    Guest Post: Josh Jarvis, "The Trademark “Chaff” Quandary: PTO Report On Post-Registration Proof of Use"
    My friend, Joshua S. Jarvis, of Foley Hoag LLP in Boston, has consented to my re-posting this article discussing the USPTO's recent report on its pilot study regarding post-registration proof of use - a study intended to "Assess the accuracy…
Rank this Week: 96

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Aug 1

    The CopyKat - kanga, manga, panda, anger and propaganda

    The CopyKat - kanga, manga, panda, anger and propaganda
    The Drum tells us that the much hunted but still active Pirate Bay has extended itself to mobile phones, with an app that lets smartphone users browse the website (famous for its ever changing URLs) and download content straight to their…
  • Jul 29

    Beijing signs up for ... Beijing

    Beijing signs up for ... Beijing
    This blogger was pleased to see, by Beijing Notification No. 5: Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, that the People’s Republic of China has ratified this treaty. According to this notice:The Director General of the World…
  • Jul 25

    The CopyKat - the pain in Spain means no blocking - again

    The CopyKat - the pain in Spain means no blocking - again
    A  court in Spain has overturned a previous ruling that had led to the blocking for a number of file-sharing sites. Back in May this year the anti-piracy group FAP secured injunctions in court forcing internet service providers in the…
Rank this Week: 2464

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Aug 1

    Estate Planning for Your College-Bound Child

    Estate Planning for Your College-Bound Child
    August means “back to school” time for many families. That often translates to a lot of shopping, whether it’s new clothes, new books or new computers, especially if your child is preparing to go away to college. For those…
  • Jul 21

    Another Plus About Trusts: Federal Court Ruling Green-lights Trust’s Tax Deduction Claim

    Another Plus About Trusts: Federal Court Ruling Green-lights Trust’s Tax Deduction Claim
    A federal tax court’s ruling in favor a trust on certain deductions that the trust claimed on its federal income tax returns highlights a potential added bonus to the use of trust planning, as the court decided that a trust could engage…
  • Jul 8

    How Qualifying for Medicaid Will (or Won’t) Affect Your Estate Plan

    How Qualifying for Medicaid Will (or Won’t) Affect Your Estate Plan
    For many seniors, few things are more intimidating than the thought of a required stay in a nursing home. In addition to the high degree of emotional stress that going into a nursing home entails, there’s also the scary thought of the…
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Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    SHARKNADO Trademark: Toothless Wonder?

    SHARKNADO Trademark: Toothless Wonder?
    In case you missed SHARKNADO last year, fear not, the sequel SHARKNADO 2 — The Second One, is taking the country by storm, and it is reportedly even better than the first SHARKNADO film. Not having seen either, I’m not sure…
  • Jul 31

    A Window into the Future for Apple’s Trade Dress?

    A Window into the Future for Apple’s Trade Dress?
    A few weeks back, Steve discussed Apple’s recent applications to register a trio of non-verbal trademarks, shown below: (Each image links to the corresponding application on file with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – USPTO).…
  • Jul 30

    The Horror – Bar Exam Software Server Problems Nationwide

    The Horror – Bar Exam Software Server Problems Nationwide
    As if the nation’s bar examinees didn’t have enough to worry about — last night, the company administering the process for any test-taker using his or her laptop to take yesterday’s essay portion of the exam…
Rank this Week: 81

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: 1494

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Un dispositif fort utile pour coller les timbres sur les enveloppes. Brevet US4300473
  • Jul 29

    Formation epi-CEIPI

    Formation epi-CEIPI
    Chaque année, le CEIPI organise en collaboration avec l’epi une formation en droit européen des brevets, appelée « formation de base », dans un grand nombre de villes européennes, et notamment…
  • Jul 27

    T1635/10 : modifications manuscrites en recour

    T1635/10 : modifications manuscrites en recour
    Rappel: l'ancien service d'abonnement par courriel n'est plus en service. Si vous souhaitez continuer à être informés par courriel de la publication de nouveaux articles, veuillez entrer votre adresse électronique…
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Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 31

    Court Report -- Part III

    Court Report -- Part III
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Fresenius Kabi USA LLC 1:14-cv-00914; filed July 11, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware…
  • Jul 30

    In re Patel (Fed Cir 2014)

    In re Patel (Fed Cir 2014)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Supreme Court has made a sport of reversing the Federal Circuit over the past decade or so, and other than reserved (and sometimes not so reserved) statements by members of the lower court, the Federal Circuit has…
  • Jul 29

    Court Report -- Part II

    Court Report -- Part II
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Acorda Therapeutics Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories FL Inc. 1:14-cv-00882; filed July 7, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware…
Rank this Week: 537

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    EPA extends biofuel compliance deadline

    EPA extends biofuel compliance deadline
    The EPA continues to tread water on biofuels.from Reuters:The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday [July 31, 2014] extended for a third time the deadline for refiners to show compliance with 2013 federal biofuel use targets, a…
  • Jul 31

    Plagiarism charge hampers Walsh's campaign in Montana

    Plagiarism charge hampers Walsh's campaign in Montana
    Glenn Poshard had already lost his race in Illinois when plagiarism charges were brought against him.John Walsh, D-Montana, is not so lucky.from the Hill:Walsh apparently copied more than a quarter of his paper from other sources without…
  • Jul 31

    John Whealan quoted in Washington Post

    John Whealan quoted in Washington Post
    From the Washington Post:The tech community, adds George Washington University professor John Whealan, himself a deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law at the USPTO from 2001-2008, "has, with all due respect, become an…
Rank this Week: 325

Georgia Internet Law

Georgia Internet Law

Provides information and commentary regarding Internet law, e-commerce and technology law, World Wide Web regulation, and intellectual property. By Richardson Sixth, LLC.

http://georgiainternetlaw.com/
  • Jul 31

    Visit to Atlanta Tech Village

    Visit to Atlanta Tech Village
    The Richardson Sixth firm made a visit to the Atlanta Tech Village yesterday.  The gathering was sponsored by the Buckhead Club, which shares valuable real estate with the Village as part of the “Buckhead Super-block.”…
  • Sep 30

    ReDigi and Movement in Copyright Law and Theory

    ReDigi and Movement in Copyright Law and Theory
    ReDigi, started in late 2011, holds itself out as a legal means for consumers to sell their digital music files online, giving them the same ability to re-sell as they possess with their CDs or vinyl. ReDigi proponents argue that the…
  • Aug 31

    Craigslist Copyright and CFAA Win

    Craigslist Copyright and CFAA Win
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled that website owners have the right to selectively block user access, and any intentional circumvention of those access restrictions may violate the Computer Fraud and…
Rank this Week: 4173

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 2646

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

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

    49ers Quarterback Obtained Copyright Waivers for Video Game

    49ers Quarterback Obtained Copyright Waivers for Video Game
    IPNews® - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick obtained the copyright waivers from two tattoo artists who designed and inked the tattoos on his biceps. The arm tattoos will be on display in Kaepernick's digital avatar in the…
  • Jul 21

    San Diego State Seeks "I Believe That We Will Win" Trademark

    San Diego State Seeks "I Believe That We Will Win" Trademark
    IPNews® - San Diego State University has set out to trademark the chant "I believe that we will win!" which was recently popularized by the U.S. soccer team during the World Cup. San Diego State University's basketball team has been using…
  • Jul 14

    Lenovo Files Patent for Wearable Technology Similar to Google Gla

    Lenovo Files Patent for Wearable Technology Similar to Google Gla
    IPNews® - Chinese tech giant Lenovo might have a plan to compete with Google Glass in the wearable technology market. Lenovo has filed a U.S. patent for a device that looks like Google Glass, featuring an audio and video recorder and…
Rank this Week: 474

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Provides entertainment and intellectual property law updates. By Heather M. Morado.

http://www.seattleentertainmentlawyer.com/
  • Jul 31

    Congratulations to client Perfume Geniu

    Congratulations to client Perfume Geniu
    Congratulations to client Perfume Genius on the release of his subversive music video for the single “Queen,” from his upcoming LP “Too Bright.”  The song reached #6 on the Billboard emerging artists chart, and…
  • Jun 19

    Court affirms that Sherlock Holmes characters are public domain

    Court affirms that Sherlock Holmes characters are public domain
    The estate of Arthur Conan Doyle, owners of the rights to the original Sherlock Holmes novels, threatened to sue author Leslie Klinger if he didn’t obtain a license to publish “In the Company of Sherlock,” an anthology…
  • Feb 26

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla
    This evening, I’ll be joining my Seattle entertainment industry friends to celebrate James Keblas for his nine years of service as the director of the City of Seattle Office of Film and Music. A self-described "punk rocker in a suit,"…
Rank this Week: 4384

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

Provides insight and commentary on patent post-grant options. By Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
Rank this Week: 3333

Fashion Law 101

Fashion Law 101

Covers fashion intellectual property, licensing, and the Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA). By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fashionlaw.foxrothschild.com
Rank this Week: 649

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jul 31

    The Impact of Pre-Release Piracy

    The Impact of Pre-Release Piracy
    With the leak of the upcoming Expendables movie, it's worth taking a look at why pre-release piracy is treated so serious and what can be done about it. The post The Impact of Pre-Release Piracy appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 31

    3 Count: $90,000 Delay

    3 Count: $90,000 Delay
    FilmOn hit with $90,000 contempt judgment, NMPA sues two unlicensed lyrics sites and Polish group wants to expand copyright levy to phones and tablets. The post 3 Count: $90,000 Delay appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 30

    3 Count: Un-American Eagle

    3 Count: Un-American Eagle
    Rightsholders demand Austrian ISPs block access to The Pirate Bay, Kim Dotcom ordered to reveal his assets and Miami artist sues American Eagle over advertisements. The post 3 Count: Un-American Eagle appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 280

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
  • Jul 31

    If You Mean to Cover Continuation Patents, or Patents Claiming Priority, Say So When Drafting a License

    If You Mean to Cover Continuation Patents, or Patents Claiming Priority, Say So When Drafting a License
    This decision by the U.S. District Court of Delaware dealt with unclear license drafting. Comcast v. Sprint (D. Delaware 2014). Plaintiff Comcast asserted that Sprint committed patent infringement of U.S. patent 8,170,008 in particular.…
  • Jul 22

    Multiple Sclerosis- A Neurological Disease That Has No Cure

    Multiple Sclerosis- A Neurological Disease That Has No Cure
    What is MS? More than 2.1 million people in the world are afflicted by the disease, multiple sclerosis (MS). The cause of the disease is a mystery. It has no cure. The disease most commonly occurs among people 20 to 50 years of age. It…
  • Jul 16

    AbbVie v. Janssen- A Case About Written Description

    AbbVie v. Janssen- A Case About Written Description
    This recent opinion by the patent appeals court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, addresses the written description requirement. AbbVie Deutchland Gmbh Co. v. Janssen Biotech., Inc. (Fed Cir. 2014). AbbVie owned patents…
Rank this Week: 2455

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/
  • Jul 31

    Apparently, ‘Honey Badger Don’t Care’ Is A Thing

    Apparently, ‘Honey Badger Don’t Care’ Is A Thing
    Narrator of ‘Honey Badger Don’t Care’ video, registers the phrase, and sues t-shirt company. honey badger dont care complaint.pdf
  • Jul 30

    Logo and Branding Infographic

    Logo and Branding Infographic
  • Jul 23

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority operates the Garden State Parkway. It owns a federal registration for its logo. There are rest stops on the Garden State, and people stop there and eat pizza. Defendant has two pizza restaurants in Florida,…
Rank this Week: 139

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Jul 31

    China’s Movie Quota – The Great Cultural Wall

    China’s Movie Quota – The Great Cultural Wall
    The Great Wall of China is one of the most well known monuments in the entire world. First built in 210 B.C during the Ming Dynasty, it is a fortified partition extending some 1,500 miles. Its original purpose was for border control and…
  • Jul 30

    The NFL is Officially the Most Hated (and Beloved) Sports League in America

    The NFL is Officially the Most Hated (and Beloved) Sports League in America
    The NFL is once again failing to take a stand against violence. Go figure. The league faced unanimous uproar last week when they handed down a suspension to Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. What was this poor athlete’s crime? In…
  • Jul 29

    The Creative Decisions, Ownership Inquires, and Collaborations Behind Film Score

    The Creative Decisions, Ownership Inquires, and Collaborations Behind Film Score
    Carter Burwell, the film composer responsible for the music in True Grit and Seven Psychopaths, calls film scores the “subliminal connective adhesive” in a movie. Film music fleshes out the story in a movie, intensifying each and…
Rank this Week: 2538

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Jul 31

    Why were CERT researchers attacking Tor?

    Why were CERT researchers attacking Tor?
    Yesterday the Tor Project issued an advisory describing a large-scale identification attack on Tor hidden services. The attack started on January 30 and ended when Tor ejected the attackers on July 4. It appears that this attack was the…
  • Jul 30

    Are We Rushing to Judgment Against the Hidden Power of Algorithms?

    Are We Rushing to Judgment Against the Hidden Power of Algorithms?
    Several recent news stories have highlighted the ways that online social platforms can subtly shape our lives. First came the news that Facebook has “manipulated” users’ emotions by tweaking the balance of happy and sad…
  • Jul 16

    A Scanner Darkly: Protecting User Privacy from Perceptual Application

    A Scanner Darkly: Protecting User Privacy from Perceptual Application
    “A Scanner Darkly”, a dystopian 1977 Philip K. Dick novel (adapted to a 2006 film), describes a society with pervasive audio and video surveillance. Our paper “A Scanner Darkly”, which appeared in…
Rank this Week: 1028

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: 678

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1257

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

Features news and commentary on intellectual property law. By McKee, Voorhees & Sease.

http://www.filewrapper.com/
Rank this Week: 883

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 31

    Jay Walker: Fix the Licensing System

    Jay Walker: Fix the Licensing System
  • Jul 30

    Supreme Court Patent Cases Per Decade

    Supreme Court Patent Cases Per Decade
    The Chart below is an update of one I published earlier this year. The new chart adds in a couple of extra cases that I had previously not included and also takes account of the Supreme Court’s spate of decisions this term, including…
  • Jul 29

    Interpreting Claims Against The Drafter

    Interpreting Claims Against The Drafter
    By Dennis Crouch Over the past year, the Federal Circuit has decided dozens of important patent cases. Of those, one of the most important appears to be 3M Innovative Props. Co. v. Tredegar Corp., 725 F.3d 1315 (Fed. Cir. 2013). When I wrote…
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