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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
  • May 26

    EFF Applauds Jury Verdict In Favor of Fair Use in Oracle v. Google

    EFF Applauds Jury Verdict In Favor of Fair Use in Oracle v. Google
    A jury unanimously and correctly found today that Google's use of 37 Java package names and some 11,000 lines of "declaring code" in its Android operating system was lawful fair use, showing once again that our robust fair use doctrine is…
  • May 26

    Secret New Internet Rules in the Trade in Services Agreement

    Secret New Internet Rules in the Trade in Services Agreement
    This week new materials from the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) were released by Wikileaks, revealing that negotiators from around the world have been continuing to craft new rules that will affect all Internet users, without public…
  • May 25

    Will Rhode Island Double Down on the CFAA's Faults?

    Will Rhode Island Double Down on the CFAA's Faults?
    Security research could earn you a prison sentence if this bill passes. Legislators in Rhode Island have advanced a dangerous bill that would duplicate and exacerbate the faults of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Four…
Rank this Week: 2370

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: 4548

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/
  • May 26

    9th Cir Continues To Not Apply OCTANE To Trademark

    9th Cir Continues To Not Apply OCTANE To Trademark
    Ninth Circuit reminds us that it already has decided that it is not bound to apply Octane Fitness’ (134 S. Ct. 1749) definition of “exceptional” in the context of the Lanham Act’s fee-shifting provision. Rather than…
  • May 19

    Spot the Differences in These Nominative Fair Use Test

    Spot the Differences in These Nominative Fair Use Test
    Here is the first factor from the Ninth Circuit nominative fair use test, courtesy of the New Kids on the Block case: First, the product or service in question must be one not readily identifiable without use of the trademark; Here’s…
  • May 18

    Text of Second Circuit Nominative Fair Use Case (IISSCC v SU)

    Text of Second Circuit Nominative Fair Use Case (IISSCC v SU)
    Introducing the 2d Circuit Nominative Fair Use Test: 1. Whether plaintiff’s mark is necessary to describe both the plaintiff’s and defendant’s products, “that is, whether the product or service is not readily…
Rank this Week: 225

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • May 26

    Mexicano genera electricidad y gas a partir de la orina

    Mexicano genera electricidad y gas a partir de la orina
    AUTOR: Verenise Sánchez FUENTE: AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT   Guadalajara, Jalisco. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Gabriel Luna Sandoval, investigador de la Universidad Estatal de Sonora, desarrolló una celda de…
  • May 26

    Destacan importancia de los sistemas de telerrehabilitación

    Destacan importancia de los sistemas de telerrehabilitación
    AUTOR: Carmen Báez FUENTE:  AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Ciudad de México.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Un grupo de ingenieros biomédicos de la Subdirección de Investigación…
  • May 26

    INAOE, a quince años de despertar vocaciones científica

    INAOE, a quince años de despertar vocaciones científica
    AUTOR: Ana Luisa Guerrero FUENTE:  AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Ciudad de México. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Despertar vocaciones científicas en la juventud no es una tarea fácil, pero durante 15…
Rank this Week: 4647

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • May 26

    HUGE win for Google in Oracle API case.

    HUGE win for Google in Oracle API case.
    From Law360:Google won a high-profile jury verdict Thursday that its use of Oracle’s copyrighted Java software code in its Android mobile operating system was protected by the fair use doctrine, clearing the company of liability that…
  • May 25

    Shameless Plug: That Frog on Kickstarter

    Shameless Plug: That Frog on Kickstarter
    That Frog is a casual mobile game being developed by Pixabits with the help of students at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Game development is about 1/3 complete, and they are raising funds for the students to continue working…
  • May 25

    Martin O’Donnell v. Harold Ryan

    Martin O’Donnell v. Harold Ryan
    O'Donnell v. RyanCase No. 14-2-12439-2 SEASuperior Court of Washington for King CountyOn April 11, 2014, Martin O’Donnell’s employment was terminated by Bungie’s board of directors. O’Donnell had been a composer for…
Rank this Week: 2026

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: 3461

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 4927

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: 158

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

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    IP wrangling delays Mourinho's anointment as new Manchester United manager

    IP wrangling delays Mourinho's anointment as new Manchester United manager
    This Kat was busy obtaining his daily fix of sports news on the BBC website when he spotted an unusual headline - 'Jose Mourinho Image Rights Hold Up Manchester United Deal.' Jose Mourinho and his agent (driving ahard bargain).The story…
  • May 26

    To tub, or not to tub? Last chance to comment on Civil Justice Council's expert hot-tubbing survey

    To tub, or not to tub? Last chance to comment on Civil Justice Council's expert hot-tubbing survey
    Baths are scary enough withoutinterlopers...Hot-tubbing.  Warm water.  Fresh air.  View of the mountains.  Bubbles disguising any flabby bits.  What is not to love?  Nothing or possibly everything when viewed in…
  • May 26

    Thursday Thingie

    Thursday Thingie
    Information Technology has seen the most innovation this yearThomson Reuters 2016 State of Innovation Study. Innovation is moving forward at a record pace, according to this year's report from Thomson Reuters. Global innovation year on…
Rank this Week: 2078

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: 683

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3206

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • May 26

    Redline Detection, LLC, v. Star Envirotech, Inc., No. 2015-1047 (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Redline Detection, LLC, v. Star Envirotech, Inc., No. 2015-1047 (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    Written By: John Kirkpatrick Redline instituted an inter partes review (IPR) to show that claims 9 and 10 of U.S. Patent No. 6,526,808 (the ’808 patent), owned by Star, would have been obvious.  Redline did not include expert…
  • May 2

    Patent No. U.S. 5,742,942 A

    Patent No. U.S. 5,742,942 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas               Web and Blog EditorPatent No. U.S. 5,742,942 AGolf Glove having Club-Gripping StrapInventors: Philip K. Sykes Description: In the continued evolution of golf…
  • Apr 19

    Patent No. U.S. 3,532,344 A

    Patent No. U.S. 3,532,344 A
     Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog Editor Patent No. U.S. 3,532,344 A Golf club and glove including coacting non-slip elements and grip positioning means Inventors: Benjamin Masstab Description: In…
Rank this Week: 1616

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Techdirt on the MPAA v. the Writers Guild of America West on set-top boxe

    Techdirt on the MPAA v. the Writers Guild of America West on set-top boxe
    Mike Masnick has the story, and I'm just going to quote him (and WGAW):Meanwhile, in what might seem like a surprising source, another group calling bullshit on the MPAA is the local Hollywood writer's guild, the Writers Guild…
  • May 25

    Copyright Office NPRM indicaties desire to strip sites of 512(c) protection

    Copyright Office NPRM indicaties desire to strip sites of 512(c) protection
    Eric Goldman explains here.  We already could tell that the Office was interested in shrinking the safe harbors; apparently the Office wants to do that in part by purging the list of registered DMCA agents every three years.  As…
  • May 25

    Law firm advises: protect your brand via (c)

    Law firm advises: protect your brand via (c)
    The advice from Drinker Biddle includes using the DMCA to get uses of your TM taken down, which is pretty much exactly the definition of one significant category of DMCA abuses.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 2151

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 26

    Wegner’s Top Ten Pending Patent Case

    Wegner’s Top Ten Pending Patent Case
    Hal Wegner has updated his top-ten list of pending cases: Impression Products v. Lexmark (cert petition pending) (post-sale and international exhaustion) Sequenom v. Ariosa Diagnostics (cert petition pending) (patent eligibility) Samsung v.…
  • May 25

    In re Aqua Product

    In re Aqua Product
    In re Aqua Products (Fed. Cir. 2016) In a short opinion, the Federal Circuit has reaffirmed the USPTO’s tightly restrictive approach to amendment practice in Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings.  Under the rules, a patentee has…
  • May 23

    Judge Hughes and the New § 101 Dichotomy

    Judge Hughes and the New § 101 Dichotomy
    By Jason Rantanen Enfish v. Microsoft (Fed. Cir. 2016) Download Enfish Moore, Taranto, Hughes (author) In re TLI Communications Patent Litigation (Fed. Cir. 2016) Download TLI Panel: Dyk, Schall, Hughes (author) This month’s decision in…
Rank this Week: 2202

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
Rank this Week: 2290

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/
  • May 26

    Does Weird Al Qualify as a Parody Fair Use?

    Does Weird Al Qualify as a Parody Fair Use?
    Dear Rich: In a recent answer you linked to a blog posting by Weird Al Yankovich in which he says the following: "My parodies have always fallen under what the courts call “fair use,” and this one was no different, legally…
  • May 16

    Are Teachers Public Figures?

    Are Teachers Public Figures?
    the "involuntary public figure"Dear Rich: I worked for the public schools in Minnesota and after observing many things I didn't like, I resigned and then wrote an expose that I now sell for my Texas based business. This expose discusses…
  • May 13

    Will Your NDA Still Work After DTSA?

    Will Your NDA Still Work After DTSA?
    Dear Rich: I'm pitching a product to a potential licensor soon and planning to use an NDA from your book. After the new law, will your NDA still work?We assume you're using the NDA from our book, Profit From Your Idea. (You can find…
Rank this Week: 1056

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 26

    The Hashtag / Trademark Paradox: #Trending, but #Proprietary?

    The Hashtag / Trademark Paradox: #Trending, but #Proprietary?
    As the hustle and bustle of the INTA 2016 Annual Meeting drew to a close yesterday, I reflected on the session “#HASHTAGS #EverythingYouNeedToKnow” from Tuesday. It seems trademark protection may not (yet)…
  • May 25

    Second Circuit Weighs in on Nominative Fair Use

    Second Circuit Weighs in on Nominative Fair Use
    The federal courts of appeals have split as to how to apply the doctrine of nominative fair use in trademark infringement cases. Last week, the Second Circuit endorsed the nominative fair use factors used by the Ninth and Third Circuits. At…
  • May 24

    INTA Meet the Bloggers XII — Photo Gallery

    INTA Meet the Bloggers XII — Photo Gallery
    Meet the Bloggers XII — adjacent to the INTA (International Trademark Association) meeting in Orlando — was a grand success, here is some of the visual evidence to prove the point:              …
Rank this Week: 147

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    ZERO Not Generic for Soft Drinks, Says TTAB, In Multi-Mark Battle

    ZERO Not Generic for Soft Drinks, Says TTAB, In Multi-Mark Battle
    This consolidated proceeding involved seven oppositions to Coca-Cola's attempted registration of various ZERO-containing marks for soft drinks sports drinks, and energy drinks, without a disclaimer of the term "zero," on the ground that the…
  • May 25

    TTABlog Test: Are These Two Word+Design Marks Confusable for Retail Store Services?

    TTABlog Test: Are These Two Word+Design Marks Confusable for Retail Store Services?
    The USPTO refused to register the mark shown below left, for "retail store services featuring furniture, furniture paint and finishes, clothing, fashion accessories such as scarves, hats, shoes, rings, necklaces, and earrings, and vintage…
  • May 24

    Fourth Circuit Denies Petition for Reconsideration En Banc in FLANAX Case

    Fourth Circuit Denies Petition for Reconsideration En Banc in FLANAX Case
    On May 23, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied Belmora's petition for reconsideration en banc in the FLANAX case. Belmora LLC v. Bayer Consumer Care AG and Bayer Healthcare LLC, Appeal No. 15-1335 (4th Cir. May 23,…
Rank this Week: 2035

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
  • May 26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-25
    No settlement agreement by exchange of letters and emails Apotex Inc. v. Allergan 2016 FCA 155 2016 FCA 155 (CanLII) https://t.co/UnUYoelvmZ -> Contests & CASL https://t.co/DjRTYmQsfP -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-24…
  • May 25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-24

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-24
    Google ruling puts Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ law back in focus https://t.co/5t4y7nAFd7 -> Huge Oracle-Google legal battle over Java is now in the jury's hands https://t.co/5Sgf3s363f -> Pirate Bay's Domain…
  • May 24

    Privacy injunctions in the age of the Internet and social media: PJS v News Group Newspaper

    Privacy injunctions in the age of the Internet and social media: PJS v News Group Newspaper
    You’re a celebrity and had a threesome. Your partner wasn’t one of them. You want the affair to remain private. You go to court and get an interim injunction. It prevents the English press from publishing the tawdry details…
Rank this Week: 2450

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/
  • May 26

    A Cure for Just-In-Time Scheduling

    A Cure for Just-In-Time Scheduling
    Charlotte Alexander, Anna Haley-Lock, and Nantiya Ruan, Stabilizing Low-Wage Work: Legal Remedies for Unpredictable Work Hours and Income Instability, 50 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 1 (2015) available at SSRN.Charlotte GardenMany…
  • May 25

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List
    Susan G. Thatch, Ante-Mortem Probate in New Jersey—An Idea Resurrected?, 39 Seton Hall Legis. J. 331 (2015).Gerry W. BeyerAnte-mortem probate addresses a glaring deficiency with the post-mortem probate model prevalently used in the…
  • May 24

    Tort Law in the Laboratory

    Tort Law in the Laboratory
    Theodore Eisenberg and Christoph Engel, Unpacking Negligence Liability: Experimentally Testing the Governance Effect, 13 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 116 (2016), available at SSRN.Mark GeistfeldEmpirical study of the law is important,…
Rank this Week: 338

Software Intellectual Property…

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: 3484

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 25

    The Recent PTO Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility: Lesson

    The Recent PTO Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility: Lesson
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- A few years ago, former PTO Solicitor General Nancy Linck arose from the audience at the BIO International Conference to provide her thoughts on how the Office had responded to the Supreme Court's decisions in Mayo v.…
  • May 24

    AT&T Mobility LLC v. Intellectual Ventures II LLC (PTAB 2016)

    AT&T Mobility LLC v. Intellectual Ventures II LLC (PTAB 2016)
    Directory Assistance Call Completion Is Not A Financial Service for CBM Purposes By Joseph Herndon -- On May 4, 2016, the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a decision denying institution of a Covered Business Method (CBM)…
  • May 23

    Intelligent Bio-Systems, Inc. v. Illumina Cambridge Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Intelligent Bio-Systems, Inc. v. Illumina Cambridge Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    By Andrew Williams -- Have you ever mixed up the obviousness determinations of "motivation to combine" and "reasonable expectation of success"? If so, you are apparently not alone -- the Federal Circuit recently faulted the Patent Trial and…
Rank this Week: 729

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    CAFC addresses IPR amendment procedure in Aqua Products; PTAB's approach upheld

    CAFC addresses IPR amendment procedure in Aqua Products; PTAB's approach upheld
    The outcome of the appeal of an IPR decision in Aqua Products:Aqua Products, Inc. (“Aqua”) appeals from the final written decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) in an inter partes review…
  • May 23

    Nova obtains a "win" on supplemental damages in the Dow case

    Nova obtains a "win" on supplemental damages in the Dow case
    The US Supreme Court declined to hear the Dow case, which left intact the decision of the Federal Circuit onsupplemental damages. Reuters reported:At issue were $28 million in supplemental damages plus interest that a federal judge awarded to…
  • May 22

    UChicago chem grad student expelled for ghost writing

    UChicago chem grad student expelled for ghost writing
    The University of Chicago Maroon discusses a report mentioning an ethical issue with a chemistry grad student who was ghost writing:The report only included one expulsion, which was given to a Chemistry doctoral student who was found to have…
Rank this Week: 75

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3559

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • May 25

    DTSA Cases Being Filed: Defend Trade Secrets Act 2016

    DTSA Cases Being Filed: Defend Trade Secrets Act 2016
    Posted by: DTSALAW.Com and DefendTradeSecretsAct.Lawyer Henry M. Sneath, Esq. – Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (PSMN® and…
  • May 19

    Judge Determines That Star Trek Copyright Suit Against Fan Film Anaxar Can Proceed

    Judge Determines That Star Trek Copyright Suit Against Fan Film Anaxar Can Proceed
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) Last week, Judge Klausner from the US District Court for the Central District of…
  • May 11

    Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Seminar in Pittsburgh Jun 22, 2016

    Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Seminar in Pittsburgh Jun 22, 2016
    Posted by Henry M. Sneath, Esq. – Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (PSMN® and PSMNLaw®). Mr. Sneath is also an Adjunct…
Rank this Week: 2920

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • May 25

    3-D Printing: 5 Things You Need to Know About Patent Protection

    3-D Printing: 5 Things You Need to Know About Patent Protection
    ­­Buffalo Business First recently published an article about how 3-D printing has changed the world of patent protection. Vin & Justin Kloss served as guest columnists for the article, so we will break that down into 5 things that…
  • May 4

    Why Should You Beware of Patent Trolls?

    Why Should You Beware of Patent Trolls?
    The United States has reached an all new high of Patent Troll cases in 2015. This past year has been the biggest year ever for patent lawsuits with 68% of them filed by trolls. Patent Trolls use patents as legal weapon rather than actually…
  • Apr 11

    Inventors answer important questions when filing a patent

    Inventors answer important questions when filing a patent
    Inventors, Tom and Claudia Salerno of Safe to Grow and creators of “Chair Locks” answer important questions that relate to every inventor when looking to patent. •What is the name of business and where are you located? Safe…
Rank this Week: 4805

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/
  • May 25

    M&A trends update

    M&A trends update
    Earlier this month, we reported on the slow-down of M&A activity in the first quarter of 2016. Despite this challenging start to the year, a new report from Deloitte & Touche LLP entitled “M&A Trends Report 2016” found…
  • May 25

    Aerospace and defense M&A reaches new heights in 2016

    Aerospace and defense M&A reaches new heights in 2016
    We told you in March of last year that aerospace and defense M&A activity had rebounded after a pullback in 2013. In July, we reported that M&A activity in the aviation and aerospace sectors was strong. Now, PwC’s Mission…
  • May 19

    Looking outward for opportunity: China’s M&A activity swells amidst economic downturn

    Looking outward for opportunity: China’s M&A activity swells amidst economic downturn
    On January 27, 2016, we posted a blog entry on China’s economic outlook. At that time, newly released figures showed that China’s GDP had fallen below the Chinese government’s target of 7% in the final two quarters of 2015.…
Rank this Week: 1744

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • May 25

    Google Granted Patent for Auto Adhesive for Collisions With Pedestrian

    Google Granted Patent for Auto Adhesive for Collisions With Pedestrian
    IPNews® – Google has been granted a patent for a system that would adhere victims of auto collisions to a self-driving vehicle. The adhesive material would be hidden on the hood and bumper of a car, the locations where a pedestrian…
  • May 10

    Sony Files Patent for Smart Contact Lens with Camera Capabilitie

    Sony Files Patent for Smart Contact Lens with Camera Capabilitie
    IPNews® – Sony recently became the third major player to file a patent application for a smart contact lens.   Sony’s smart lens contains a camera that captures images when the user creates a special blink. Sony’s…
  • Apr 26

    Siri Patent Infringement Settlement to Cost Apple $24.9M

    Siri Patent Infringement Settlement to Cost Apple $24.9M
    IPNews® - Apple has agreed to pay $24.9 million to settle a years-long lawsuit alleging that its Siri voice assistant technology violated a patent licensed to a Dallas company by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. The Dallas…
Rank this Week: 3600

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • May 25

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 253, April 29, my interview with Prof. Pam Samuelson of UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information, on the Authors Alliance. Pam needs little introduction to Hearsay Culture listeners given…
  • May 22

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!
    I’ve been reticent to add Hearsay Culture to ad-based content providers (because they place advertisements in and around the show). Nonetheless, in the interest of reaching the widest possible audience under current budget circumstances…
  • May 21

    Show # 252 — Ben Peters on the history of the failed Soviet Internet — posted

    Show # 252 — Ben Peters on the history of the failed Soviet Internet — posted
    Get ready for one of my common (but not yet patented — too abstract?) barrages of new shows over the next few days. That’s what weekends are for — catching up on Hearsay Culture postings! So,to quote XTC —…
Rank this Week: 724

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

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

    Copyright Exceptions event tomorrow night

    Copyright Exceptions event tomorrow night
    AIPPI UK has an event tomorrow evening with the fantastic title of "Copyright exceptions: Small Islands in the (c) of Rights".The illustrious guest speaker is Professor Lionel Bently talking about copyright exceptions.  This is the…
  • May 19

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda has got herself into a bit of a pickle after a tweet on World Intellectual Property Day saying that she was “trying to read Anne Frank’s Diary” but couldn’t because of the EU copyright term.…
  • May 9

    Copyright Education and Awareness Symposium

    Copyright Education and Awareness Symposium
    One of the symposium panellists From 1709 Blog friend Nic Fearon-Low (UK Intellectual Property Office) comes the news of a forthcoming event that looks fairly interesting.Here's what Nic writes:"What would bring together representatives…
Rank this Week: 2362

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3209

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: 293

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: 239

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • May 25

    UPOV 1991 Enters into Force in Kenya

    UPOV 1991 Enters into Force in Kenya
    May 25, 2016 — Earlier this month, the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV Convention) of December 2, 1961, as revised on March 19, 1991 entered into force in Kenya.... The post UPOV 1991 Enters…
  • May 24

    Trademark Class 32: Water, Beers and Non-Alcoholic Beverages in Nigeria

    Trademark Class 32: Water, Beers and Non-Alcoholic Beverages in Nigeria
    May 25, 2016 — In registering trademarks in Nigeria, you may apply for the mark to be registered under one or more of the 45 classes. Each class represents a distinct class of goods or services... The post Trademark Class 32:…
  • May 22

    Voluntary Recall : Hospira Recalls One Lot of 50% Magnesium Sulfate Injection, USP

    Voluntary Recall : Hospira Recalls One Lot of 50% Magnesium Sulfate Injection, USP
    May 23, 2016 — The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has been notified of the voluntary recall of one lot of 50% Magnesium Sulphate Injection, USP, 10g/20ml (0.5g/ml), 20ml single dose... The post Voluntary…
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nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    The IP (Unjustified Threats) Bill

    The IP (Unjustified Threats) Bill
    Minister for Intellectual Property Crown CopyrightOpen Government Licence On 19 May 2016 Lady Neville-Rolfe, the Minister for Intellectual Property, introduced the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats)…
  • Apr 29

    Up the Spout: Bapco Closures v Selpac

    Up the Spout: Bapco Closures v Selpac
    In Bapco Closures Research Ltd and Another v Selpac Europe Ltd [2016] EWHC 550 (IPEC) (18 March 2016), His Honour Judge Hacon had to decide a very short but very interesting point of claim construction. The patent in suit was European…
  • Mar 28

    The Institute for Capitalizing on Creativity: "Tales from the Drawing Board"

    The Institute for Capitalizing on Creativity: "Tales from the Drawing Board"
    St Andrews from St Rule's Tower Author Peter Gordon Source Wikipedia Creative Commons Licence The Department for Culture, Media and Sport refers collectively to the following industries as "the creative…
Rank this Week: 705

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • May 25

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Just how big is recorded music streaming going to be? In a fairly short space of time, music streaming has become the…
  • May 11

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. ASCAP collections top $1bn for the second consecutive year US performing rights organization ASCAP has reported a new…
  • Apr 28

    WMG makes biggest recorded music market share gains of 2015; indies cement publishing lead

    WMG makes biggest recorded music market share gains of 2015; indies cement publishing lead
    The annual survey by Ovum publication Music & Copyright of the recorded music and music publishing sectors has revealed changes in global market share for the three major music groups and the independent sector. Recorded music leader UMG…
Rank this Week: 4465

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

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

    T1785/15 : un conseil erroné

    T1785/15 : un conseil erroné
    La demanderesse avait donné son accord au jeu de revendications amendé par la division d'examen et payé la taxe de délivrance et de publication. La mention de décision de délivrance devait être…
  • May 22

    Préparation à l’Examen de Qualification Européen (EQE) de 2017

    Préparation à l’Examen de Qualification Européen (EQE) de 2017
    Préparation à l’Examen de Qualification Européen (EQE) de 2017 LA FORMATION ASPI : L’ASPI organise depuis 1982 une formation pratique à l’Examen Européen de Qualification (EQE),…
  • May 19

    EQE : futures règles d'enregistrement en vue d'une inscription à l'EQE

    EQE : futures règles d'enregistrement en vue d'une inscription à l'EQE
    Par décision du 23 mars 2016, le conseil de surveillance de l'EQE a modifié la règle 28 des dispositions d'exécution du règlement relatif à l'EQE (REE). Cette règle crée une…
Rank this Week: 1197

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • May 24

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest
    The Tahoe National Forest is a beautiful area of the world, so it’s natural for photographers to document it. The Tahoe National Forest Service (“TNFS”) is looking to capitalize on that desire by running a photo contest to…
  • May 18

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.
    17 USC 504(c)(2) of the Copyright Act provides: In a case where the infringer sustains the burden of proving, and the court finds, that such infringer was not aware and had no reason to believe that his or her acts constituted an…
  • May 16

    Copyright Alliance Survey on Government Uses of Copyrighted Work

    Copyright Alliance Survey on Government Uses of Copyrighted Work
    The Copyright Alliance is conducting a survey “where a state-owned entity (e.g., government agency, state university, etc.) infringed copyrights.” Please complete the short survey to share your experiences. Check Photo…
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Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • May 24

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest
    The Tahoe National Forest is a beautiful area of the world, so it’s natural for photographers to document it. The Tahoe National Forest Service (“TNFS”) is looking to capitalize on that desire by running a photo contest to…
  • May 18

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.
    17 USC 504(c)(2) of the Copyright Act provides: In a case where the infringer sustains the burden of proving, and the court finds, that such infringer was not aware and had no reason to believe that his or her acts constituted an…
  • May 16

    Copyright Alliance Survey on Government Uses of Copyrighted Work

    Copyright Alliance Survey on Government Uses of Copyrighted Work
    The Copyright Alliance is conducting a survey “where a state-owned entity (e.g., government agency, state university, etc.) infringed copyrights.” Please complete the short survey to share your experiences. Check Photo…
Rank this Week: 2749

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
Rank this Week: 160

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
  • May 24

    Federal Circuit Finds Software-Related Claims Patent Eligible in Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corp.

    Federal Circuit Finds Software-Related Claims Patent Eligible in Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corp.
    On May 12, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit addressed the patent eligibility of software in Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corp., No. 2015-1244 (Fed. Cir. May 12, 2016), concluding that the claimed database…
  • May 24

    News of Note in IP: May 24, 2016

    News of Note in IP: May 24, 2016
    Each week, Sheppard Mullin brings you News of Note in IP: The latest news in the IP-related fields of technology, privacy, fashion, advertising, music, and social media, curated by our IP team.  Here are some of the stories that…
  • May 23

    High Court Takes on Laches and Patent

    High Court Takes on Laches and Patent
    As published by The Daily Journal on May 11, 2016. Businesses dread getting letters that make claims of patent infringement. Such letters often raise complex questions of patent law that require specialized advice and demand a license…
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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/
  • May 24

    Beware of trademark scam from TPP “Trademark and Patent Publications” #INTA16

    Beware of trademark scam from TPP “Trademark and Patent Publications” #INTA16
    I have received notice from several clients recently that they were mailed offers from Trademark & Patent Publications. While the offers contain disclaimers, they look like government documents and contain the application serial…
  • May 19

    Trademark Lawyer’s Guide to Orlando for #INTA16

    Trademark Lawyer’s Guide to Orlando for #INTA16
    Next week, thousands of trademark professionals from around the world will descend upon Orlando for the annual meeting of INTA. We offer this guide to many of the major sites and activities around San Diego, through our trademark perspective.…
  • May 18

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXXVIII

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXXVIII
    The following is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected…
Rank this Week: 2860

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • May 24

    They Invented What? (No. 5)

    They Invented What? (No. 5)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,022,227:? Method of concealing partial baldness ?? I claim: 1. A method for styling hair to cover bald areas using only the individual’s own…
  • May 23

    Presenting at Braintree Business Development Center on IP Law for Business and Entrepreneurs – June 16, 2016.

    Presenting at Braintree Business Development Center on IP Law for Business and Entrepreneurs – June 16, 2016.
    You Don’t Need a Patent If: Intellectual Property Law for Business and Entrepreneurs. The Braintree Business Development Center will host a program on intellectual property protection, covering inventions, patents, trademarks, and…
  • May 4

    Presenting on IP Law for Entrepreneurs at University of Michigan-Flint’s Maker Day: May 19, 2016.

    Presenting on IP Law for Entrepreneurs at University of Michigan-Flint’s Maker Day: May 19, 2016.
    Calling all do-it-yourselfers to MAKER DAY Thursday, May 19, 2016, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm University of Michigan-Flint Spend the day with inventors and makers, and those who support them, at the UM-Flint Innovation Incubator on May 19. If…
Rank this Week: 2188

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/
Rank this Week: 4789