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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Google agrees to settle with Rockstar

    Google agrees to settle with Rockstar
    In a post titled Google, Rockstar agree to settle patent litigation: filing , Reuters reported on 20 November 2014In October last year, Rockstar sued Google and several handset manufacturers whose phones operate on Google's Android…
  • Nov 20

    The interplay of plagiarism accusations and FERPA

    The interplay of plagiarism accusations and FERPA
    Note the report in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hearing officer, UIC clear CSU official of plagiarism, in the Angela Henderson matter. The report contains the following textUIC is accused of violating the federal Family Educational Rights and…
  • Nov 20

    CAFC in E.DIGITAL v. FUTUREWEI and HUAWEI DEVICE addresses collateral estoppel

    CAFC in E.DIGITAL v. FUTUREWEI and HUAWEI DEVICE addresses collateral estoppel
    From the decision:To be clear, our decision that collateral estoppelcannot apply to the construction of a claim in one patentbased on a previous claim construction of an unrelatedpatent is not an invitation to assume the opposite isalways…
Rank this Week: 35

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
  • Nov 20

    Balancing Profits and Human Rights: How ICT Companies Can Lift Their Game

    Balancing Profits and Human Rights: How ICT Companies Can Lift Their Game
    This week EFF attended a meeting of the Human Rights Working Group of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), a global industry forum that includes many of the world's largest IT and communications companies, including AT&T,…
  • Nov 20

    When the Time Comes We'll Need to Step Up the Fight Against TPP's Secret, Anti-User Agenda

    When the Time Comes We'll Need to Step Up the Fight Against TPP's Secret, Anti-User Agenda
    If you missed our live teach-in yesterday on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and its restrictive, anti-user provisions, you can still check out the video of our discussion. It's embedded below. We invited experts from digital…
  • Nov 20

    Detekt: A New Malware Detection Tool That Can Expose Illegitimate State Surveillance

    Detekt: A New Malware Detection Tool That Can Expose Illegitimate State Surveillance
    Recent years have seen a boom in the adoption of surveillance technology by governments around the world, including spyware that provides its purchasers the unchecked ability to target remote Internet users' computers, to read their personal…
Rank this Week: 2339

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Back in England

    Back in England
    Back in England! IPKat blog team member is now back in Blighty after his Australia lecture tour.  He just wants to thank his fellow Kats for all their efforts in keeping the blog running smoothly -- and a separate and special…
  • Nov 20

    BREAKING 'GOLDEN BALLS' NEWS: the CJEU sends the case back to OHIM

    BREAKING 'GOLDEN BALLS' NEWS: the CJEU sends the case back to OHIM
    Alberto BellanThe trade mark decision everybody, including Jeremy and Merpel, was waiting for, ie that of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the GOLDEN BALLS saga [on which see earlier IPKat…
  • Nov 19

    Les Caprices du Mercredi

    Les Caprices du Mercredi
    OHIM New Fast Track Program The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) is introducing a faster way to register for a trade mark, Fast Track. The new program will start on November 24 and will be free of charge. Applicants…
Rank this Week: 44

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Nov 20

    Why Make the Secondary Market?

    Why Make the Secondary Market?
    In its "What the Lebron?" episode this month, the Planet Money bloggers ask this secondary-market question in regard to "sneakerheads" who buy and (re)sell Nike sneakers, primarily on eBay. The sneakers, which retail for USD 200-300 a pair,…
  • Nov 19

    Lexi Alexander vs the Copyright Cartel

    Lexi Alexander vs the Copyright Cartel
    Lexi Alexander, an actor, director, and producer, has very few kind words for the copyright maximalists who dominate Hollywood. In her post yesterday titled "5 Reasons Why I am Pro File-Sharing and Copyright Reform" she lays out her case for…
  • Nov 13

    Digital Homicide Studio v Fair Use

    Digital Homicide Studio v Fair Use
    Ken White (aka Popehat) has a nice piece up this week with more detail on the (false) claims by indie game developer Digital Homicide against game reviewer/critic Jim Sterling. I mentioned earlier this week that DH were abusing the…
Rank this Week: 2097

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 401

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Nov 20

    FTC Seeks Your Comments on Proposed Verifiable Parental Consent under COPPA

    FTC Seeks Your Comments on Proposed Verifiable Parental Consent under COPPA
    Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it is seeking public comment on a second verifiable parental consent method required by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The applicant, AgeCheq, is an online…
  • Jun 16

    Your Image Here: The NCAA Settles with Athletes Over Rights of Publicity

    Your Image Here: The NCAA Settles with Athletes Over Rights of Publicity
    We’re all familiar with video games involving computer-generated depictions of real-life athletes; they are a multi-billion dollar industry.  Under pressure from consumers to make such games more and more realistic, software…
  • Jun 4

    Supreme Court: Federal Circuit got §271(b) wrong and maybe §271(a) as well.

    Supreme Court: Federal Circuit got §271(b) wrong and maybe §271(a) as well.
    At its heart the Internet is an information distribution network and the ease with which all manner of information can be shared instantly has led to numerous innovative methods of doing, well, most anything. A hallmark of patents on such…
Rank this Week: 2950

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Nov 20

    Indiana Trademark Law: About Trademark Infringement

    Indiana Trademark Law: About Trademark Infringement
    What is trademark infringement? Trademark infringement is the unauthorized use of a trademark or service mark on or in connection with goods and/or services in a manner that is likely to cause confusion, deception, or mistake about the…
  • Nov 19

    Indiana Copyright Law: Seventh Circuit Holds that Subsequent Copyrighted Works Do Not Extend Copyright Period for Earlier Work

    Indiana Copyright Law: Seventh Circuit Holds that Subsequent Copyrighted Works Do Not Extend Copyright Period for Earlier Work
    Chicago, Illinois - California attorney Leslie S. Klinger, co-editor of multiple collections of annotated works based on Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes fiction sued Conan Doyle Estate, Ltd. under the Declaratory Judgment Act in the…
  • Nov 17

    Indiana Trademark Law: Some Basic Facts About Trademark

    Indiana Trademark Law: Some Basic Facts About Trademark
    What is a trademark? A trademark is generally a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination of these elements, that identifies and distinguishes the source of one party's goods from those of others. A service mark is the same as a…
Rank this Week: 817

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: 202

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/
  • Nov 20

    The Top 3 State Slogan

    The Top 3 State Slogan
    In this week’s post, I will be completing my 3-part series on the top 10 state slogans according to USA Today readers. Click here and here if you want to read up on numbers 4 to 10. Without further ado, I present the top 3 state…
  • Nov 19

    WTF: Winterfresh Trademark Feud

    WTF: Winterfresh Trademark Feud
    Marc Maron hosts a popular podcast called WTF with Marc Maron. When it comes to Maron’s podcast, the acronym WTF stands for what you think it stands for: Winterfresh. Just kidding. It stands for what you were actually thinking.…
  • Nov 18

    Changing “Me” to “We”- Diddy Unlocks Secret to Branding for Millennial

    Changing “Me” to “We”- Diddy Unlocks Secret to Branding for Millennial
    Call him what you will—Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, Diddy—Sean Combs is a branding genius. He has launched the careers of several hip-hop stars (most notoriously, the late B.I.G.) on his Bad Boy Records label. He has a successful…
Rank this Week: 334

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3028

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Nov 20

    Hands on With Getty Images Stream

    Hands on With Getty Images Stream
    Getty Images recently launched Getty Images Stream, an app for finding, viewing and embedding their photos. But is it worthwhile?
  • Nov 20

    3 Count: Far Crying

    3 Count: Far Crying
    U.S. DOJ claims Kim Dotcom is a fugitive, judge rules $30,000 for shared movie is excessive and Far Cry 4 messes with pirates' vision...
  • Nov 19

    3 Count: Not Happy

    3 Count: Not Happy
    Music mogul demands YouTube remove 20k songs from its site, Netflix announces it will open up in Australia and an Aussie university fines pirates.
Rank this Week: 120

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/
  • Nov 20

    USPTO, NIST on Front Lines of Cybersecurity Partnership

    USPTO, NIST on Front Lines of Cybersecurity Partnership
    Throughout 2014, stories of major data breaches and hacking incidents have dominated the mainstream media. Customers of major corporations like Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Neiman Marcus have been the targets of…
  • Nov 19

    General Electric Patents: Medical Innovations and Energy System

    General Electric Patents: Medical Innovations and Energy System
    Many of the technologies we discuss in more detail below pertain to railway and other vehicular technologies. A few patent applications discuss improvements to electrical utility systems, including one technique for monitoring plant activity…
  • Nov 18

    Debt vs. Equity – The Financing of Patent Monetization

    Debt vs. Equity – The Financing of Patent Monetization
    Of course, if the debt provider is doing their job properly the valuation of the assets is to provide a safety net in the event of default. The fact that certain patents are currently under assault has to weigh into the valuation proposition,…
Rank this Week: 4024

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: 3330

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
  • Nov 20

    USPTO, NIST on Front Lines of Cybersecurity Partnership

    USPTO, NIST on Front Lines of Cybersecurity Partnership
    Throughout 2014, stories of major data breaches and hacking incidents have dominated the mainstream media. Customers of major corporations like Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Neiman Marcus have been the targets of…
  • Nov 19

    General Electric Patents: Medical Innovations and Energy System

    General Electric Patents: Medical Innovations and Energy System
    Many of the technologies we discuss in more detail below pertain to railway and other vehicular technologies. A few patent applications discuss improvements to electrical utility systems, including one technique for monitoring plant activity…
  • Nov 18

    Debt vs. Equity – The Financing of Patent Monetization

    Debt vs. Equity – The Financing of Patent Monetization
    Of course, if the debt provider is doing their job properly the valuation of the assets is to provide a safety net in the event of default. The fact that certain patents are currently under assault has to weigh into the valuation proposition,…
Rank this Week: 138

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    What is all the Frap About?

    What is all the Frap About?
    Even in a small town in Germany or Mumbai, India, you will find a Starbucks Coffee Company (“Starbucks”) on the corner. Starbucks sells a billion dollars of my favorite Frappuccino drink a year throughout the world. To protect its…
  • Nov 19

    TRENDING: Minnesota’s Midwestern “Identity Crisis”

    TRENDING: Minnesota’s Midwestern “Identity Crisis”
    The usual suspects did it again Tuesday.  My Minnesota friends who, like me, tend to indulge in a bit too much Minnesota-centric navel gazing took high interest to a Minneapolis Star Tribune column that posed an interesting question:…
  • Nov 18

    Villainous Big Brand

    Villainous Big Brand
    - Chuck Sanchez, BatesMeron Sweet Design  Comcast. Electronic Arts. AT&T. Walmart. Dell. Time Warner. Fox News. McDonald’s. Chances are, at least one of those company names kind of pissed you off just now. Despite this…
Rank this Week: 92

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
Rank this Week: 3789

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Dilatory Tactics and Gamesmanship Warrant Limiting Number of Disputed Claim Terms to Five

    Dilatory Tactics and Gamesmanship Warrant Limiting Number of Disputed Claim Terms to Five
    The court sua sponte limited the parties to five terms for claim construction because of their litigation tactics. "Nearly a year into this litigation, the record thus far suggests that both parties have engaged in dilatory tactics —…
  • Nov 19

    Excluding Dollar Amount of Prior License to Aggregator Does Not Undermine Jury’s Finding of Obviousne

    Excluding Dollar Amount of Prior License to Aggregator Does Not Undermine Jury’s Finding of Obviousne
    Following a jury trial, the court denied plaintiff's motion for judgment as a matter of law that its patent was not obvious and rejected plaintiff's argument that it should have been permitted to present the dollar amount of its license with…
  • Nov 18

    Provisional Rights Must be Pled as Separate Claim

    Provisional Rights Must be Pled as Separate Claim
    The court denied plaintiff's motion to compel discovery as to when defendant became aware of plaintiff's patent applications. "The Court’s research indicates that a claim of pre-issuance infringement pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 154(d)…
Rank this Week: 215

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Nov 20

    Hey Twilight, Lay Off My Vampire Parody!

    Hey Twilight, Lay Off My Vampire Parody!
    From 2008 to 2012, the Twilight saga seemed like an inescapable force of fantasy. The Stephanie Meyer books-turned-Lionsgate movies spawned an unstoppable franchise, and the empire of romantic vampires was so pervasive that you could often…
  • Nov 20

    Introduction to Fair Use: The Tension Between Artists’ Rights and Free Expression

    Introduction to Fair Use: The Tension Between Artists’ Rights and Free Expression
    Art is either plagiarism or revolution. But in the “fair use” context, it’s probably fair to say that art is either plagiarism or commentary. Since art began, it has been a source of inspiration, comment, and criticism of…
  • Nov 18

    Adrian Peterson Suspended For Remainder of Season

    Adrian Peterson Suspended For Remainder of Season
    Goodell Sets Precedent for NFL’s New Personal Conduct Policy After the NFL’s terrible handling of the miserable Ray Rice debacle earlier this year, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell set forth a baseline discipline for…
Rank this Week: 1776

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 550

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/
  • Nov 20

    Can Someone "App" My Reading Program?

    Can Someone "App" My Reading Program?
    Dear Rich: I have written a reading program and created written materials as well as manipulatives that go with it. I have received a lot of questions from teachers as to whether I will make much of it into apps. Can someone create an app…
  • Nov 14

    Why Can't I Copyright a Character?

    Why Can't I Copyright a Character?
    Dear Rich: I want to copyright a character from a graphic novel that I wrote. I've already copyrighted the graphic novel. How do I copyright just the character? When you say you've copyrighted your graphic novel, we assume you mean that you…
  • Nov 12

    Charles Ives Fair Use?

    Charles Ives Fair Use?
    Dear Rich: Here's a question for you regarding published music. Charles Ives Variation on America is a piece of music arranged for band and protected through copyright with the Theodore Presser company. I would like to take 11 measures of…
Rank this Week: 1296

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Nov 20

    New York Second Court to Recognize Public Performance Right in Pre-72 Sound Recording

    New York Second Court to Recognize Public Performance Right in Pre-72 Sound Recording
    Almost a month to the day after a California state court became the second court in this fall to recognize a public performance right for pre-1972 sound recordings, the Southern District Court of New York has held that New York State…
  • Nov 14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/14/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/14/14
    “Because the more people that touch a story, the more that story touches the world.” In conjunction with the launch of Wheretowatch.com, which provides a slick and easy way to find TV shows and movies online, the MPAA also posted…
  • Nov 13

    International Copyright Essential to the Development of American Literature

    International Copyright Essential to the Development of American Literature
    In a recent article in Newsweek, cultural historian Peter Baldwin (who recently published The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle, reviewed by Robert Levine at Columbia Journalism Review), says of early US copyright…
Rank this Week: 343

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    organic cosmetics class certified

    organic cosmetics class certified
    Brown v. Hain Celestial Group, Inc., No. C 11-03082, 2014 WL 6306581 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 14, 2014)Hain has staved off class actions several times, but not here: the court certified a class of purchasers of Avalon Organics and Jason cosmetic…
  • Nov 17

    Koch and wine: punitive damages for wine fraud reduced but allowed

    Koch and wine: punitive damages for wine fraud reduced but allowed
    Koch v. Greenberg, 14 F. Supp. 3d 247 (S.D.N.Y. 2014)There’s probably a good magazine article or two in this story.  William Koch, the “litigious younger brother” of Charles and David, bought over 2600 bottles of rare…
  • Nov 14

    NPR story on apple varieties and TM as substitute for patent

    NPR story on apple varieties and TM as substitute for patent
    The story suggests that control over new varieties could last forever, instead of expiring as previous patents on new varities have, because the varieties are "trademarked." Query: if the public knows the apple as SweeTango, why isn't that…
Rank this Week: 85

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
  • Nov 20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-19
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-18: CASL: when is a computer program installed or caused to be … http://t.co/YWHk1pp1a4 -> CRTC clarifies that anti-spam law won't apply to self-installation of computer programs…
  • Nov 19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-18
    CASL: when is a computer program installed or caused to be installed according to the CRTC: The computer progr… http://t.co/W9LeP96qLQ -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-17 http://t.co/7W7wLp7g0L ->…
  • Nov 18

    CASL: when is a computer program installed or caused to be installed according to the CRTC

    CASL: when is a computer program installed or caused to be installed according to the CRTC
    The computer program provisions in Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL) are very hard to apply in practice. One of the most difficult interpretive challenges involves determining what the phrase “install or cause to be installed”…
Rank this Week: 2183

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 479

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: 135

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Nov 20

    One Taste to Rule Them All - Can You Trademark a Flavor?

    One Taste to Rule Them All - Can You Trademark a Flavor?
    Tastes and preferences are as varied and as complex as there are people, yet some distinct combinations truly are above everything else (should you take this writer's word as gospel - which you shouldn't): basil and tomato; chocolate and…
  • Nov 13

    Generic Stuff - Food Packaging and Intellectual Property Law

    Generic Stuff - Food Packaging and Intellectual Property Law
    Remembering back fondly to ones childhood often elicits images of Saturday mornings, watching cartoons and eating cereal poured from colorful cereal boxes. Yet a shadows of this memory is when your parents buy the generic brand, often simply…
  • Nov 6

    Fake Goods and the Internet - ISPs Face Trademark

    Fake Goods and the Internet - ISPs Face Trademark
    Counterfeit products are big business. Some estimates have put the sale of counterfeit items at a billion dollars in 2013, and anyone who has traveled around mainland Europe has probably seen people sell "authentic" designer bags off pieces…
Rank this Week: 1522

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Nov 20

    Ignore the Smog Beijingers, City Says “APEC Blue”…

    Ignore the Smog Beijingers, City Says “APEC Blue”…
    Ignore the Smog Beijingers, City Says “APEC Blue” Could Become The Norm bit.ly/1vrXgOw — I might be dead by asphyxiation by then © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us…
  • Nov 17

    Australia, China deepen ties with landmark free tr…

    Australia, China deepen ties with landmark free tr…
    Australia, China deepen ties with landmark free trade deal | Reuters yhoo.it/11mhgnp — better late than never © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Nov 17

    China Hands Out First 10-Year Visas to Americans |…

    China Hands Out First 10-Year Visas to Americans |…
    China Hands Out First 10-Year Visas to Americans | The Nanfang bit.ly/1xgxqvr — gimme, gimme, gimme © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 863

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Nov 19

    How Is Copyright Infringement Like An Ugly Car?

    How Is Copyright Infringement Like An Ugly Car?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: What rights does a translator have? I translated a non-English script into English. All of the prior translations were very bad, which is why I did my own.  Everyone…
  • Nov 13

    “Leave Here and You Die!” Unenforceable Non-Compete Agreement

    “Leave Here and You Die!” Unenforceable Non-Compete Agreement
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: The management company where I work has asked me to sign a non-compete agreement saying that, if I ever quit or am fired, I would be prohibited from working as a manager or…
  • Nov 5

    Avoiding A Visa Interview…Sometimes…Maybe…

    Avoiding A Visa Interview…Sometimes…Maybe…
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: I had a really interesting conversation with a consular officer at a U.S. consulate where we were having one of our groups apply for P visas. Our group has toured the U.S. many times and…
Rank this Week: 3487

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Nov 19

    USPTO News Brief

    USPTO News Brief
    By Donald Zuhn -- Prioritized Examination Interim Rule Adopted As Final Last March, we reported on an interim rule implemented by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that expanded the time periods for meeting certain requirements for filing…
  • Nov 18

    Antares Pharma, Inc. v. Medac Pharma Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    Antares Pharma, Inc. v. Medac Pharma Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    By Andrew Williams -- When can a sufficient disclosure for patentability purposes nevertheless fail to adequately "describe" the claims of a patent? According to the Federal Circuit in a case issued this week, when the claims are added in a…
  • Nov 17

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP et al. v. Pharmadax USA, Inc. et al. 1:14-cv-07105; filed November 3, 2014 in the District…
Rank this Week: 336

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    T419/12 : tardive mais recevable

    T419/12 : tardive mais recevable
    La décision T419/12 discutée lundi dernier est également intéressante quant aux aspects procéduraux. La requête subsidiaire ayant été déposée le jour même de la…
  • Nov 17

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    INGENIEUR BREVETS SPECIALISE(E) DANS LES DOMAINES DE L’ELECTRONIQUE/ TIC / MECANIQUE / PHYSIQUE GRENOBLE POSTE :  Pour renforcer notre agence de Grenoble, nous recherchons un(e) ingénieur brevets…
  • Nov 16

    T419/12 : préjugé et suffisance de description

    T419/12 : préjugé et suffisance de description
    Dans le cas d'espèce, le fait d'avoir expliqué que l'invention avait vaincu un préjugé (argument fort utile lorsqu'il s'agit de défendre l'activité inventive) a joué contre le breveté en…
Rank this Week: 1098

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Covers entertainment and intellectual property law. By Mark A. Baker Law, LLC.

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1263

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

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

    Status Update

    Status Update
    A saving grace for search results. In the first case since 2007 to address the issue, a California state court judge recently held that Google’s search results are in fact protected by U.S. free speech laws, and that Google is therefore…
  • Nov 19

    Big Data: Big Business, Big Privacy Issue

    Big Data: Big Business, Big Privacy Issue
    Big data is now big business. In recent years, due to the exponential growth of databases (spurred at least in part by social media and cloud storage) and of the capability of technology to undertake data analytics on a massive scale,…
  • Nov 18

    Monkey Selfie Redux

    Monkey Selfie Redux
    When we last examined the intellectual property issues raised by a self-portrait taken by a talented female Indonesian crested black macaque—popularly known as the “Monkey Selfie”—we concluded that there was unlikely…
Rank this Week: 2894

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Nov 19

    Acronyms as Trademark

    Acronyms as Trademark
    What does the acronym stand for, and does the term(s) directly describe the product or service with which the mark is used in connection? Do those who work in the same field have any familiarity with the term and its acronym? If the answer to…
  • Oct 29

    Patent Searching and the Duty of Disclosure

    Patent Searching and the Duty of Disclosure
    Patent searches allow an inventor to determine whether an invention is patentable and, if so, what aspects of the invention are patentable. Continue reading →
  • Sep 16

    Specimens Showing Use of Service Mark

    Specimens Showing Use of Service Mark
    The Trademark Office issued examination guidelines this week regarding service mark specimens. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4976

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

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

    Do you want to hear about the UK Copyright Tribunal?

    Do you want to hear about the UK Copyright Tribunal?
    If so, then somewhat belatedly, this blog has discovered, thanks to Justin Watts, that the place to be next Monday, 24 November, is at a meeting of the UK chapter of the AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la…
  • Nov 19

    BLACA - a interesting evening trying to find the new public

    BLACA - a interesting evening trying to find the new public
    Last Thursday saw a packed house at the BLACA evening seminar simply titled Linking. The topic was primarily aimed at learning from the differing opinions the speakers had on the decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union in…
  • Nov 18

    Still thinking of Deckmyn, parodies and EU copyright? You are not alone!

    Still thinking of Deckmyn, parodies and EU copyright? You are not alone!
    The original work ...On 3 September 2014 the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) issued its decision in Deckmyn [here, here, here]. As 1709 Blog readers will remember, this was a reference for…
Rank this Week: 2288

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: 3605

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Nov 19

    Arent Fox LLP Presents: Bah Humbug! Regulations and Legal Strategy for the Holiday Retailer

    Arent Fox LLP Presents: Bah Humbug! Regulations and Legal Strategy for the Holiday Retailer
    Anthony Lupo and Sarah Bruno have partnered with the Footwear Distributors and Retailer of America (FDRA) to host This webinar. They will provide a summary of the tricky compliance issues with gift cards and will advise on the best way to…
  • Nov 10

    Results of Caffeinated Shapewear? Slim to None

    Results of Caffeinated Shapewear? Slim to None
    Two Women’s Shapewear Marketers Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Weight Loss and Slimming Claims What’s the News?
  • Nov 7

    BOGO? More Like ‘No Go’

    BOGO? More Like ‘No Go’
    FTC Brings First Case Under Federal Negative Option Law What’s Making News? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently brought its first case under the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA), a 2010 federal law that…
Rank this Week: 1109

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1290

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 388

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Nov 19

    Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permit

    Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permit
    On November 4, 2014, U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell issued a directive on commercial filming and photography permits. He included lots of good nuggets in this directive. The most important to nature photographers…
  • Nov 12

    Tax Information for Photographer

    Tax Information for Photographer
    Taxes are a headache for everyone.  But photographers often have special tax issues to consider. How do you find out what applies to you? Go to your states tax website and search for “photographers.” For example, conducting…
  • Nov 11

    Thank you for your service, Veterans!

    Thank you for your service, Veterans!
    Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.comYou just finished reading Thank you for your service, Veterans!! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers! You just finished reading Thank you for your service,…
Rank this Week: 709

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Nov 19

    Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permit

    Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permit
    On November 4, 2014, U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell issued a directive on commercial filming and photography permits. He included lots of good nuggets in this directive. The most important to nature photographers…
  • Nov 12

    Tax Information for Photographer

    Tax Information for Photographer
    Taxes are a headache for everyone.  But photographers often have special tax issues to consider. How do you find out what applies to you? Go to your states tax website and search for “photographers.” For example, conducting…
  • Nov 11

    Thank you for your service, Veterans!

    Thank you for your service, Veterans!
    Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.comYou just finished reading Thank you for your service, Veterans!! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers! You just finished reading Thank you for your service,…
Rank this Week: 2962

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/
  • Nov 19

    FTC’s focus on “patent trolls” not limited to competition concern

    FTC’s focus on “patent trolls” not limited to competition concern
    The FTC sent a message to “patent trolls” earlier this month, though how well that message will resonate remains to be seen. On Nov. 6, the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection concluded its investigation into MPHJ Technology…
  • Nov 14

    Breaking down new gTLDs by the number

    Breaking down new gTLDs by the number
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names continues to be sluggish in delegating new gTLDs this month, delegating no new gTLDs since our last post. But ICANN has made a dent this year in the 1,930 gTLD applications submitted,…
  • Nov 7

    gTLD update: Are ICANN and the gTLD program suffering from jetlag?

    gTLD update: Are ICANN and the gTLD program suffering from jetlag?
    ICANN has given 34 gTLDs the green light to launch since our last gTLD update. Only 14 new gTLDs were launched in the month of October, and only 21 were delegated in total for the month of September. These numbers are strikingly low compared…
Rank this Week: 2647

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Nov 19

    Well, yes, I do have fun

    Well, yes, I do have fun
    I hate @RonColeman because he has more fun practicing law than I get to have. http://t.co/PRr7hJMbwA Hate. Hate. Hate. — The Original SPQR (@SPQRzilla) October 27, 2014 Yes, it looks like a lot of fun, doesn’t it? Sometimes it is.…
  • Nov 17

    Admit it:

    Admit it:
    Originally posted 2007-05-05 23:34:26. Republished by Blog Post PromoterYou have nothing better to do. If you did, you wouldn’t be reading blogs. So, please take my blog reader survey!
  • Nov 17

    Eiffel Tower “copyright”: I didn’t

    Eiffel Tower “copyright”: I didn’t
    Demain Anne Hidalgo est sur la Tour pour goûter au vertige du vide! La tour dans ses nvx atours…. pic.twitter.com/DU39LzGThR — pierre eric spitz (@sprichtt) October 5, 2014 Just saying:  If you thought I fell for that…
Rank this Week: 110

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

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

    The Illusionary Rise of Africa

    The Illusionary Rise of Africa
    Are the BRIC countries intensifying Africa’s dependent position in the global political economy?  This was the question presented by Professor Ian Taylor yesterday at his presentation in Chicago. This Little Leo had the privilege…
  • Nov 14

    Scholarship Opportunity for Particular Countrie

    Scholarship Opportunity for Particular Countrie
    Via Sean Flynn and the Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest comes an announcement particularly relevant for our readers and friends in Congo DRC, Egypt, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Libya, Republic of Congo, South Sudan and…
  • Nov 10

    Keyword Advertising - a few seats still available

    Keyword Advertising - a few seats still available
    This week's Breakfast Seminar covering online advertising hosted by this Leo through his firm as part of their Sandton Office opening promotion, coincides with the recent Clearvu decision (Cochrane Steel V M-Systems).Gareth Cliff has…
Rank this Week: 3743

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
  • Nov 19

    Must See: Sturtevant

    Must See: Sturtevant
    If you’re in or happen to find yourself in NYC, you MUST go see the Sturtevant exhibition, Sturtevant: Double Trouble, currently up at MoMA. This is a quick post, and I’m writing a bit on her practice as we speak, but for now…
  • Nov 13

    Ninth Circuit to Rehear Erroneous Kozinski Copyright Ruling

    Ninth Circuit to Rehear Erroneous Kozinski Copyright Ruling
    Earlier this year we highlighted a Court of Appeals opinion that was so out in right field it might as well have been a hot-dog vendor at Dodger Stadium. Back in March we reported on this case, Garcia v. Google (here’s the actual…
  • Nov 13

    Show Me the Money! More on Artist Resale Right

    Show Me the Money! More on Artist Resale Right
    NPR ran a story yesterday on the reinvigorated fight in the US for a federal law granting visual artists resale rights, a type of royalty on the resale of artworks via auction houses. Some artists are for it, while others, like Loren…
Rank this Week: 256

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: 3247