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Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
Rank this Week: 2351

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: 221

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Aug 25

    Illinois Bans Noncompetes for Low Wage Earner

    Illinois Bans Noncompetes for Low Wage Earner
    On August 19, Illinois Governor Rauner signed the Illinois Freedom to Work Act. In short, the Act bans the use of noncompete agreements for low wage workers, i.e., those earning less than the greater of the minimum… More
  • Aug 20

    Trying a new look…

    Trying a new look…
    For a very long time (probably since I started the blog in 2010), I have not been happy with the design. So, I finally decided to do something about it and will be trying out some different… More
  • Aug 14

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart
    Every state but Massachusetts and New York has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (the UTSA) in one form or another – though some may quibble with whether Alabama or North Carolina actually adopted it. (The Uniform Law…
Rank this Week: 4494

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Teva loses on 40mg Copaxone (for MS) at PTAB

    Teva loses on 40mg Copaxone (for MS) at PTAB
    Finance.yahoo noted a PTAB ruling on some of Teva's Copaxone patents:Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today [August 24, 2016] confirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions from an Inter Partes Review (IPR) to invalidate all…
  • Aug 25

    Harsh penalty dealt to student copying from wikipedia

    Harsh penalty dealt to student copying from wikipedia
    Ten years ago, in August 2006, in a post titled Plagiarism in academic contexts: a look at the past , IPBiz discussed several academic plagiarism cases, including a certain case at Princeton University, 186 N.J. Super. 548; 453 A.2d 263.In…
  • Aug 23

    Garlock prevails at the CAFC in Smith case, 2015-1758. WD Missouri reversed.

    Garlock prevails at the CAFC in Smith case, 2015-1758. WD Missouri reversed.
    Garlock won a reversal of a decision by the Western District of Missouri:This appeal arises from a jury verdict finding GarlockEquipment Company (“Garlock”) liable for infringementof the asserted claims of U.S. Patent No.…
Rank this Week: 579

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Aug 25

    A global overview of M&A activity: H1 2016

    A global overview of M&A activity: H1 2016
    MergerMarket Group recently published its July edition of Monthly M&A Insider which reported on mergers and acquisitions activity around the world during the first half of 2016, which was marked by a departure from last year’s…
  • Aug 24

    Hybrid Entities in Canada

    Hybrid Entities in Canada
    In the context of cross-border business transactions, the term hybrid entity is often mentioned.  Generally, a hybrid entity is considered, for tax purposes, as one type of entity (e.g., a corporation) in one jurisdiction while being…
  • Aug 23

    Financing with Non-Bank Lender

    Financing with Non-Bank Lender
    Non-bank lenders are increasing their market presence in both acquisition financing and the provision of financial solutions for ongoing operations, including in the asset-based lending context.  The increased presence of non-bank…
Rank this Week: 1796

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: 3459

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Aug 25

    The Peter Doig Case In A Nutshell

    The Peter Doig Case In A Nutshell
    Amongst the ongoing challenges of art authentication that have come up in recent news, namely concerning art foundations, one would think at the very least that the word of the artist affirming that the work was or was not authored by them…
  • Aug 24

    Can Destroying Cultural Objects be Prosecuted as a War Crime?

    Can Destroying Cultural Objects be Prosecuted as a War Crime?
    On August 22 the International Criminal Court prosecuted Malian Islamic extremist, Ahmad al-Faqi al Mahdi, for a war crime. Faqs’s criminal activity, to which he pleaded guilty, was the destruction of Sufi shrines in Timbuktu, the…
  • Aug 23

    NPR on the Surreal Story of…Who is the Author of This Painting?

    NPR on the Surreal Story of…Who is the Author of This Painting?
    I’m quoted in this NPR story regarding the case of Doige vs. Doig, or rather, who made this painting?
Rank this Week: 4463

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 4932

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 25

    Bits and Bytes from the PPAC Meeting

    Bits and Bytes from the PPAC Meeting
    Notes from PPAC: Eligibility: Gene Quinn discusses the patent eligibility debate and Robert Bahr’s update at IPWatchDog. China: 2015 the Chinese Patent Office (SIPO) received 2.8 million patent applications.  The country is…
  • Aug 24

    Plagiarism Action

    Plagiarism Action
    Drobetsky v. Chicago School of Prof. Psych. (Ill. App. 2016) [1152797_R23] There is no general cause of action for ‘plagiarism’ – it comes up most often in student and employment cases. Drobetsky was a masters…
  • Aug 24

    Defining OtterBox for Tariff

    Defining OtterBox for Tariff
    by Dennis Crouch A substantial portion of the Federal Circuit’s appellate involve customs disputes stemming from the Court of International Trade (CIT).  Usual disputes center on the proper tariff classification of goods being…
Rank this Week: 2202

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/
  • Aug 25

    Law Office Management: Coat Hook

    Law Office Management: Coat Hook
    After yesterday's blizzard of posts on cases and broader docket-related issues (sometimes when I start thinking, I don't stop) I decided I'd follow with a somewhat less substantive post. Consider the coat hook. No, seriously. If visiting…
  • Aug 24

    Recent Trends Affecting EDTX Patent Docket

    Recent Trends Affecting EDTX Patent Docket
    In recent days I've read three good articles dealing with trends in patent litigation, and wanted to discuss a few of them, because in many ways they contradict the conventional wisdom about patent dockets, and I think in some cases...
  • Aug 24

    2016 EDTX patent trials update - 36% win rate for plaintiff

    2016 EDTX patent trials update - 36% win rate for plaintiff
    I get asked a lot what the current statistics are for patent trials in the district - is this a 2013 where defendants are winning 2-1 or a 2014 where it's the other way, or a 2015 where it's even....
Rank this Week: 153

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Federal Circuit Holds the PTAB Must Apply Narrower Phillips Claim Construction Standard to Patents that Expire During Pendency of Re-exam

    Federal Circuit Holds the PTAB Must Apply Narrower Phillips Claim Construction Standard to Patents that Expire During Pendency of Re-exam
    By:  Eric Caligiuri In In re CSB-System Int’l, Inc., No. 15-1832 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 9, 2016), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently held that patents that expire during a pending re-examination before the Patent Trial…
  • Aug 18

    The Seattle Seahawks’ 12th Man Flies Again

    The Seattle Seahawks’ 12th Man Flies Again
    If you regularly follow our publication, you may remember when I discussed the Seattle Seahawks and their use of the Texas A&M trademark “12TH MAN” over a year ago. If not, that’s okay too. In short, I discussed how the…
  • Aug 11

    Small Burger Chain Has a Beef With Chipotle

    Small Burger Chain Has a Beef With Chipotle
    By: Scott Hervey Chipotle’s entry into the burger business has a Boston based small burger chain up in arms.  The Boston burger spot, which has been in operation since 2010 and goes by the name Tasty Burger, has a beef with…
Rank this Week: 544

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Aug 25

    Lapping up the trademark law

    Lapping up the trademark law
    The question: Trade Dress Trick Question: Is this laptop shape #distinctive?#trademarks pic.twitter.com/Wj23Sz8kxt — Ed Timberlake (@TimberlakeLaw) August 25, 2016 (Remember non-professionals:  “Distinctiveness” is…
  • Aug 18

    The odd inversion of the trademark “rights in gross” conundrum

    The odd inversion of the trademark “rights in gross” conundrum
    Is reselling domain names a violation of the UDRP? At his blog, Gerald “Mr. DMCA” Levine lays out the question, and then answers it plain and simple (emphasis mine): On the question of reselling domain names on the secondary…
  • Aug 13

    Cease-and-Desist letters as self-executing copyright bomb

    Cease-and-Desist letters as self-executing copyright bomb
    Originally posted 2007-10-13 23:50:07. Republished by Blog Post PromoterTechdirt reports (thanks, Pennywit!) on a law firm that tells recipients of its questionable “C&D” letters that if they dare post them, they’ll be…
Rank this Week: 2091

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Aug 25

    Ordered combination of software steps is patent eligible

    Ordered combination of software steps is patent eligible
    In Bascom v. AT&T (Fed. Cir. June 27, 2016), the Court  held that the ordered combination of software steps recited in the claims of the patent were eligible for patent protection (i.e., patent eligible) under Section 101. In…
  • Aug 8

    Process patent blocks importation of product

    Process patent blocks importation of product
    1. Process patent may be used to block importation of products made with patented method steps Everything begins and ends with the claim set since the claims define the scope of protection afforded under the patent and to a large extent…
  • Jul 27

    Printed publication may include web page

    Printed publication may include web page
    1.  Printed publication being a category of prior art includes online content Patent laws require that the invention be new  and non obvious over existing information in the public domain.  Information about the invention can…
Rank this Week: 4035

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 25

    Does One Life Matter?

    Does One Life Matter?
    No.  At least not according to a recent decision rendered earlier this month by three judge panel at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The Applicant, Tres Vidas Organic, Inc., sought to register the following mark for tequila and…
  • Aug 4

    Audits: They’re Not Just for the IRS Any More

    Audits: They’re Not Just for the IRS Any More
    Recently, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (the “PTO”) issued its 5,000,000th registration. (Congratulations to the owner of COASTAL TACO BAR + CHILL!). It took until 1974 for the PTO to issue the 1,000,000th…
  • Jul 28

    What is the difference between a business name and a trademark?

    What is the difference between a business name and a trademark?
    For that matter, what about fictitious names, dbas and trade names? Recently, I’ve talked to a number of small business owners who have interesting and profitable businesses.  These businesses range from mechanics, to pastry…
Rank this Week: 1413

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 291

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Aug 25

    Regulation Crowdfunding: Are You the Right Candidate for It?

    Regulation Crowdfunding: Are You the Right Candidate for It?
    As you all probably already know, in 2015 the Securities and Exchange Commission (or the SEC) adopted Regulation Crowdfunding to implement Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.  The Regulation Crowdfunding (or…
  • Mar 8

    Electronic Signatures: OK to Use?

    Electronic Signatures: OK to Use?
    This blog post focuses on the use and validity of electronic signatures. We will first investigate what constitutes an "electronic signature", we will then discuss the validity and enforceability of electronic signatures, and finally, we will…
  • Feb 24

    Winter 2016: raising funds may become more difficult for some startup

    Winter 2016: raising funds may become more difficult for some startup
    I attended several VC events in New York City recently, including Ask a VC forum on February 4, organized by DLA Piper, and the VC Summit on January 26, organized by Gotham Media.  I learned some interesting insights, which may be useful…
Rank this Week: 4621

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Aug 25

    7th Circuit Rejects Fee Only Settlement

    7th Circuit Rejects Fee Only Settlement
    Ruling that the value of certain supplemental transaction disclosures in the context of a $15 billion merger was “nil,” the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently overturned an award of attorneys’ fees to…
  • Aug 19

    Firm Client TechSandBox Launches Veterans’ Technology Entrepreneurship Program

    Firm Client TechSandBox Launches Veterans’ Technology Entrepreneurship Program
    Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton sponsored organization and client, TechSandBox, announced its partnership with MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (“MassTech”) in the launch of a new program for…
  • Aug 18

    Harvard Stem Cell Institute Teaming Up to Develop Diabetes Cure

    Harvard Stem Cell Institute Teaming Up to Develop Diabetes Cure
    A group of Boston-area health institutions, known as the Boston Autologous Islet Replacement Program, are teaming up to develop, test and deploy stem cells to cure diabetes. The group includes the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Brigham and…
Rank this Week: 3999

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Expert’s Unsupported Use of Windows Mobile as Proxy for Valuing Accused Android OS Justifies New Damages Trial​

    Expert’s Unsupported Use of Windows Mobile as Proxy for Valuing Accused Android OS Justifies New Damages Trial​
    Following a $3.5 million jury verdict, the court granted defendant's motion for a new damages trial because plaintiff's damages expert used an improper proxy for the operating system in the accused products. "[Plaintiff] based its damages…
  • Aug 24

    Defendant’s Knowledge of Notice of Allowance Alone Does Not Support Jury Finding of Willful Infringement

    Defendant’s Knowledge of Notice of Allowance Alone Does Not Support Jury Finding of Willful Infringement
    ​ The court granted defendant's renewed motion for judgment as a matter of law that it did not willfully infringe plaintiff's patent following a jury finding of willful infringement because of insufficient evidence. "[T]he trial record…
  • Aug 23

    Where Do TXED Cases Go?

    Where Do TXED Cases Go?
    Anyone with a knowledge of the current patent infringement lawsuit landscape in the United States has more than likely noticed one court venue which has seen a huge influx of patent cases. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of…
Rank this Week: 812

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 25

    Plagiarism In Pop Culture: Criminal Mind

    Plagiarism In Pop Culture: Criminal Mind
    The team of Criminal Minds may battle a lot of sick and twisted killers, but what happens when they had to catch a serial plagiarist/murder? The post Plagiarism In Pop Culture: Criminal Minds appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 25

    3 Count: Grande Lawsuit

    3 Count: Grande Lawsuit
    Ariana Grande sued over One Last Time, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams appeal Blurred Lines ruling and Denuvo DRM cracked in record time. The post 3 Count: Grande Lawsuit appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 24

    3 Count: Spotty Coverage

    3 Count: Spotty Coverage
    Spotify's been operating without a long-term contract from any major label, CloudFlare sued for copyright infringement and Singapore looks at VPNs. The post 3 Count: Spotty Coverage appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 1117

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    NY false advertising law lacks rigid false/misleading distinction

    NY false advertising law lacks rigid false/misleading distinction
    Classic Liquor Importers, Ltd. v. Spirits International B.V., --- F. Supp. 3d ----, 2016 WL 4419457, No. 15 Civ. 6503  (S.D.N.Y. 2016)Classic Liquor is a newcomer to the liquor business that recently launched a line of vodkas under the…
  • Aug 25

    Pictures from Canada

    Pictures from Canada
    Canada, like many other countries, considers "taking unfair advantage" of a trademark to be a distinct problem, making it less favorable to parody and other uses than the U.S. as a matter of formal law.  What difference does that make in…
  • Aug 25

    Inconceivable: allegedly made-up price comparison allows consumer suit

    Inconceivable: allegedly made-up price comparison allows consumer suit
    Chester v. TJX Cos., 2016 WL 4414768, No 5:15-cv-01437 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 18, 2016)When an opinion begins with the quote, “You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means,” it’s not going to go…
Rank this Week: 56

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    What’s the Story with STORIES?

    What’s the Story with STORIES?
    Instagram recently released a new feature called Instagram Stories, which allows users to curate a collection of photos or videos of moments to share with friends for them to view, but then it disappears after a day.  The thing is…
  • Aug 23

    One Hot Buzzword in Marketing: Integration

    One Hot Buzzword in Marketing: Integration
    – Jason Sprenger – President, Game Changer Communications Integrated marketing has caught fire over the last couple of years.  In short, this refers to the concept of an organization working with one outside agency on…
  • Aug 22

    Worthwhile Uncomfortable Conversation

    Worthwhile Uncomfortable Conversation
    Seth Godin wrote this past weekend about joint ownership of creations: “Before you create intellectual property (a book, a song, a patent, the words on a website, a design) with someone else, agree in writing about who owns what, who…
Rank this Week: 98

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: 4818

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

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

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3036

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 25

    Sept. 14: Fourth Annual ABA-IPL Trademark Day: Behind the Scenes at the USPTO

    Sept. 14: Fourth Annual ABA-IPL Trademark Day: Behind the Scenes at the USPTO
    The ABA-IPL Trademark Day is a unique event. I have been fortunate to have been involved in the planning of the first event. I am not aware of any other event that provides as much detailed information and insight from USPTO trademark staff.…
  • Aug 23

    Brands and trademarks cover everything – even ‘slaughtering’ service

    Brands and trademarks cover everything – even ‘slaughtering’ service
    Did you know that meat slaughtering services and products have brands too? And trademark protection for those brands? Trademarks can protect any legal service or product.  For example, see my blog post, Even manure brands have…
  • Aug 19

    Comparing Trademark Use Requirements in US and Europe: video chat with Rolf Clausen

    Comparing Trademark Use Requirements in US and Europe: video chat with Rolf Clausen
    I was fortunate to sit down with Rolf Claessen of Freischem & Partner in Germany to chat about the differing trademark use requirements on the two sides of the Atlantic Ocean. We met at INTA several years ago and it is always fun and…
Rank this Week: 2866

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Aug 25

    Appeal filed in 'Blurred Lines' case

    Appeal filed in 'Blurred Lines' case
    It comes as no surpise that Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and TI have fied their appeal against the verdict in the 'Blurred Lines' case that saw them ordered to pay $5.3m (reduced from $7.3 million) and pay over 50% of songwriting and…
  • Aug 19

    Judgment against Cox opens up ISP liability in the USA

    Judgment against Cox opens up ISP liability in the USA
    Cox Communications has been ordered to pay a $25 million dollar penalty for copyright infringements to the music rights management company BMG by a federal judge. The ruling follows a jury decision which found Cox liable for illegal…
  • Aug 12

    Learning copyright long distance: the new edition of a popular course

    Learning copyright long distance: the new edition of a popular course
    The 1709 Blog has learned that the 2016-2017 prospectus of the Distance Learning Programme leading to a Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in UK, EU & US Copyright Law is now available online.Organised by the Centre of European Law at…
Rank this Week: 2349

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    TTAB Test: Is "PRO." (Stylized) Merely Descriptive of Architectural Services?

    TTAB Test: Is "PRO." (Stylized) Merely Descriptive of Architectural Services?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark PRO. in the form shown below, finding it to be merely descriptive of "consulting services in the field of architectural design." Applicant Pic Pro appealed, contending that the stylization of the…
  • Aug 24

    Double WYHA? RENTED.COM Merely Descriptive and Confusable with RENT.COM for Real Estate Service

    Double WYHA? RENTED.COM Merely Descriptive and Confusable with RENT.COM for Real Estate Service
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark RENTED.COM for "Computer services, namely, providing search platforms to allow users to request content from and receive content to a computer or mobile device in relation to real estate," finding…
  • Aug 22

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

    TTAB Test: Which of These Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?
    People are saying that one can predict the outcome of a Section 2(d) case about 95 percent of the time just by looking at the marks and the goods/services. In one of these three recent appeals the Board reversed a likelihood of confusion…
Rank this Week: 229

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 219

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Covers patent infringement and litigation.

http://patentdrafting.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3816

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Aug 24

    Papiertiger: Erstes Schweizer Legaltech-Startup für Online-Verträge

    Papiertiger: Erstes Schweizer Legaltech-Startup für Online-Verträge
    Papiertiger, das erste Schweizer Legaltech-Startup für die Online-Erstellung von rechtssicheren Verträgen, ist offiziell gestartet – mit Papiertiger können auch Laien bequem und einfach Verträge erstellen:…
  • Aug 24

    Staatliche Überwachung: Wer hört mit?

    Staatliche Überwachung: Wer hört mit?
    Wer hört mit, worin liegen Sinn und Unsinn von Überwachung durch den Staat? Am 6. Oktober 2016 führt das Schweizer Forum für Kommunikationsrecht (SF-FS) eine Veranstaltung zum revidierten Überwachungsgesetz…
  • Aug 21

    Unschuldig verurteilt wegen DNA-Profil

    Unschuldig verurteilt wegen DNA-Profil
    Auch in der Schweiz kann man unschuldig verurteilt werden – zum Beispiel, weil Richterinnen und Richter in ihrer freien Beweiswürdigung die Zuverlässigkeit von genetischen Fingerabdrücken überschätzen: 2014…
Rank this Week: 1574

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 24

    Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. v. Intellectual Ventures I LLC (PTAB 2016)

    Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. v. Intellectual Ventures I LLC (PTAB 2016)
    By Joseph Herndon -- Sally Beauty (Petitioner) filed a Petition requesting a review under the transitional program for covered business method (CBM) patents of U.S. Patent No. 5,969,324, owned by Intellectual Ventures I LLC (IV). Sally Beauty…
  • Aug 23

    The Effect of Patents and Drug Price Regulation on New Drug Diffusion Globally

    The Effect of Patents and Drug Price Regulation on New Drug Diffusion Globally
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- One of the great benefits of scientific inquiry is the capacity for presumptions and prejudices from experience to be challenged and explained in ways that are counter-intuitive. This is true even for disciplines like…
  • Aug 22

    PTAB Life Sciences Report

    PTAB Life Sciences Report
    By John Cravero and Richard Martin -- About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each week we will report on recent developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Koios Pharmaceuticals LLC v. Medac Geselleschaft Fuer Klinische Spezial…
Rank this Week: 687

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    T1742/12 : choix de l'état de la technique le plus proche

    T1742/12 : choix de l'état de la technique le plus proche
    La demanderesse refusait le choix de D1 comme état de la technique le plus proche, au motif qu'il existait un document encore plus proche, en l'occurrence le document D6 qu'elle avait elle-même fourni. Selon elle, l'approche…
  • Aug 22

    T1773/10 : requêtes additionnelle

    T1773/10 : requêtes additionnelle
    Le mémoire de recours contenait des "requêtes additionnelles" formulées ainsi: "In case the use of the term 'recording medium' used in claims 5 and 9 for the Main as well as for the Auxiliary Request should be objected…
  • Aug 18

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Il faut parfois regarder la réalité en face : c'est bientôt la rentrée ! US2013117899
Rank this Week: 1190

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 3728

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3557

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Covers intellectual property issues in academia. By Bond Schoeneck & King.

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3543

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

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

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
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Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted
    In Malibu Media v. Doe, EDNY 15-3504, Judge Locke has denied the defendant's motion to quash, and lifted the stay on all of the EDNY Malibu Media cases, which had all been consolidated. The Court accepted the representations of plaintiff's…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
  • Oct 6

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash
    A motion to quash was made by one of the many John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of New York Malibu Media cases. The defendant was represented by Chejin Park, Esq., of Flushing. Due to the "serious questions as to whether good…
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Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Aug 24

    ‘Unitary Patent reforms are welcome, even though patent litigation in Europe has worked quite well’

    ‘Unitary Patent reforms are welcome, even though patent litigation in Europe has worked quite well’
    Although patent litigation in Europe is fragmented, businesses have been able to cope and a unitary system may not be strictly necessary for the patent system to function in Europe. However, the new UPC does represent an opportunity to…
  • Aug 22

    A Careful Choice of Remedies Could Save a Claimant £10,000 in Court Fee

    A Careful Choice of Remedies Could Save a Claimant £10,000 in Court Fee
    While the subject of the appropriate court fees to pay when issuing proceedings is not normally an exciting one to write about (indeed some readers of this post will say that this remains the case) a recent application concerning the…
  • Aug 21

    The “problem and solution approach” is here to stay

    The “problem and solution approach” is here to stay
    One of the possible methods to examine incentive activity is what is known as the “problem and solution approach” usually applied by the European Patent Office (“EPO”). Spanish Courts like this methodology, as it…
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Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Aug 23

    Are There Phishing Holes in Your Cybersecurity Insurance?

    Are There Phishing Holes in Your Cybersecurity Insurance?
    A robust cybersecurity strategy involves sophisticated, overlapping protections. Along with up-to-date technology, well-trained employees and vigilant IT professionals, comprehensive insurance coverage is an often necessary ingredient of any…
  • Aug 8

    Pokémon Go and the Evolving Arena of Clickwrap Enforcement against Children

    Pokémon Go and the Evolving Arena of Clickwrap Enforcement against Children
    According to the official Pokémon website, “kids all over the world have been discovering the enchanting world of Pokémon [for over 15 years].” Not surprisingly, many of us who used to be kids in the 15+ years are…
  • Aug 2

    Algorithms and the Perception of Bia

    Algorithms and the Perception of Bia
    On Saturday, July 23, Facebook acknowledged its anti-spam systems had briefly and accidentally blocked links to WikiLeaks files containing internal Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails. WikiLeaks had released 19,000 leaked documents…
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Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
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Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    Amended rules relating to the refund of the examination fee

    Amended rules relating to the refund of the examination fee
    Today the rules relating to fees[1] stipulates that the examination fee will be refunded in full if the European patent application is withdrawn, refused or deemed to be withdrawn before the Examination Division (ED) has assumed…
  • Jul 7

    EPO and IP AUSTRALIA launches new PPH agreement

    EPO and IP AUSTRALIA launches new PPH agreement
    As the PPH network continues to expand, the Awapatent IP Blog lets its readers stay one step ahead by keeping monitoring the new expansions and arising possibilities. Most recently, European patent applicants are offered a new possibility of…
  • Jun 30

    Has China taken another Bite out of the Apple?

    Has China taken another Bite out of the Apple?
    After locking horns with a local Chinese company for six years over the IPHONE trademark, Apple took a drubbing after last month’s decision by the Beijing High People’s Court. Apple applied for the “IPHONE” trademark…
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Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Aug 23

    HAPPENING NOW: NBA Annual General Conference

    HAPPENING NOW: NBA Annual General Conference
    August 23, 2016 – The 56th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is currently being held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Democracy and Economic Development.... The…
  • Aug 14

    Release of the Global Innovation Index 2016

    Release of the Global Innovation Index 2016
    August 15, 2016 — Earlier today, the 2016 Global Innovation Index was released by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The Global Innovation Index ranks the innovation…
  • Aug 12

    Upcoming Event: 29th Annual Conference of the Biotechnology Society Of Nigeria

    Upcoming Event: 29th Annual Conference of the Biotechnology Society Of Nigeria
    August 13, 2016 — The 29th Annual Conference and General Meeting of the Biotechnology Society Of Nigeria (BSN) will take place from August 28 to August 31, 2016. The Theme of the conference is “Biotechnology: A... The post…
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
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PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Aug 22

    Federal Circuit Affirms Tygacil Formulation Patent

    Federal Circuit Affirms Tygacil Formulation Patent
    In Apotex, Inc. v. Wyeth LLC, the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) finding that Apotex had failed to show that claims directed to a specific formulation of tigecycline were invalid as…
  • Aug 17

    USPTO Sued Over December 2015 Holiday

    USPTO Sued Over December 2015 Holiday
    Elm 3DS Innovations, LLC has sued the USPTO in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to challenge its authority to declare that December 22-24, 2015 were “holidays” because the USPTO had experienced a power…
  • Aug 15

    Construing Markush Group Claim

    Construing Markush Group Claim
    In Multilayer Stretch Cling Film v. Berry Plastics, the Federal Circuit provided a detailed discussion of the construction of claims that use Markush group language. The decision emphasizes the closed nature of the “consisting…
Rank this Week: 253

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    INTA's Building Africa With Brands gets closer - a few places left sign up!

    INTA's Building Africa With Brands gets closer - a few places left sign up!
    In just over a week INTA comes to Africa's Cape Town to run a two day conference entitled "Building Africa With Brands". The full program can be obtained here and Afro Leo understands that there are still a few places left, so sign up! (see…
  • Aug 15

    CLEARVU Opposition Decision

    CLEARVU Opposition Decision
    The latest in the trade mark battles between security fence competitors, Cochrane Steel and M-Systems, are the findings in the opposition brought by M-Systems against the Registry's acceptance of Cochrane Steel's CLEARVU…
  • Aug 15

    Adams & Adams Africa Network Meeting 11 August 2016 (part 2)

    Adams & Adams Africa Network Meeting 11 August 2016 (part 2)
     Following on from Friday's post on the third annual AAANM,  the country reports were ably presented by Mohamed Eldib (North Africa), Brenda Matanga (Southern Africa), Dr Saudin Mwajake (East Africa) and Olusola Ogundimu (West…
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Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 853