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Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    There is Hope for Descriptive Trademark

    There is Hope for Descriptive Trademark
    Has the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) rejected your trademark application and deemed it “merely descriptive?” If so, there are options other than appeal to the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and…
  • Jul 27

    Chubby Checker Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Settled

    Chubby Checker Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Settled
    Fort Lauderdale attorney Michael I. Santucci, who is a managing partner of Santucci Priore, P.L, and Daniel Devine of Santucci Priore P.L., helped settle a federal lawsuit regarding intellectual property rights owned by Ernest Evans, the…
  • Jul 25

    The Brazilian Invasion

    The Brazilian Invasion
    According to the latest U.S. Department of Commerce statistics, Brazil has officially surpassed the United Kingdom in the amount of tourists visiting Florida each year.  It should come as no surprise that Brazilians have reached this top…
Rank this Week: 4725

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 240

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 27

    Federal Circuit: Bingo Gaming Software Improperly Encompasses the “Basic Tools of Scientific and Technological Work”

    Federal Circuit: Bingo Gaming Software Improperly Encompasses the “Basic Tools of Scientific and Technological Work”
    by Dennis Crouch Planet Bingo v. VKGS (Fed. Cir. 2014) In a non-precedential decision earlier this week, the Federal Circuit found Planet Bingo’s patents invalid as lacking eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101.  The…
  • Aug 27

    Ready to Nationalize Trade Secret Law?

    Ready to Nationalize Trade Secret Law?
    By Dennis Crouch On the Congressional tees this fall sit a pair of trade secret reform bills with the joint purpose of creating a private cause of action at the federal level for trade secret misappropriation. The Defend Trade Secrets Act of…
  • Aug 26

    Federal Circuit Reminds Courts of Discretion on Fee Award

    Federal Circuit Reminds Courts of Discretion on Fee Award
    By Jason Rantanen Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. v. Octane Fitness, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2014) (nonprecedential) Octane Fitness Remand Panel: Newman, Mayer, and Lourie In Octane Fitness v. Icon the Supreme Court rejected the…
Rank this Week: 108

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: 4915

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Unsubstantiated Claim of “Extortive Litigation Tactics” No Basis for Attorneys’ Fee Award

    Unsubstantiated Claim of “Extortive Litigation Tactics” No Basis for Attorneys’ Fee Award
    The court denied defendant's motion for attorneys’ fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 after plaintiff executed a covenant not to sue and dismissed its action. "[Defendant] argues that it is entitled to attorney fees because [plaintiff's]…
  • Aug 26

    Sanctions Awarded for “Filibuster” Deposition Tactic

    Sanctions Awarded for “Filibuster” Deposition Tactic
    The court granted plaintiff's ex parte motion to compel a further deposition and sanctioned defendant for its "filibuster." "It strains credulity to take the witness’s expressed inability to understand common terms such as 'what,'…
  • Aug 25

    Late Assertion of Unpatentability Defense Barred Despite Intervening Decision in Alice Corp.

    Late Assertion of Unpatentability Defense Barred Despite Intervening Decision in Alice Corp.
    The court denied defendant's motion for judgment that plaintiff's patents were invalid for ineligible subject matter because defendant failed to preserve that argument. "After trial and shortly before the . . . hearing on post-trial motions,…
Rank this Week: 533

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Blue 42. Set. Trademark! I mean, Hike!

    Blue 42. Set. Trademark! I mean, Hike!
    Can you feel it? All around the country, fields are being groomed, stenciled, and painted. Tonight, the college football season begins with Georgia State taking on Abilene Christian in what could be a preview of one of hundreds of games that…
  • Aug 26

    A Real Lulu of a Trademark Infringement Case

    A Real Lulu of a Trademark Infringement Case
    It’s that time of year again, the Minnesota State Fair is here, and trademark issues abound, again. We’re actually not covering the trademark fair issue we planned to cover today because we just caught wind of a…
  • Aug 25

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – The Anatomy of a Viral Phenomenon

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – The Anatomy of a Viral Phenomenon
    Matt Kucharski, Executive Vice President, PadillaCRT At PadillaCRT we’ve had numerous clients and prospects – both in the for-profit and not-for-profit world – ask us about the magic that is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.…
Rank this Week: 134

Israel Technology Law Blog

Israel Technology Law Blog

Focuses on technology law and policy in Israel, and provide practical information on important developments in these areas.

http://israeltechnologylaw.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 27

    Interpretation of Copyright Assignment

    Interpretation of Copyright Assignment
    Central Beverage Manufacturing Company, Ltd. v. Walla[1] is a case where the Supreme Court, in interpreting a copyright assignment, gave central importance to the language of the agreement. This has not always been the interpretative…
  • Jun 1

    Public Performance

    Public Performance
    The rights to screen soccer games continue to generate interesting law in Israel. In this previous post, I discussed a Supreme Court case bright by Charlton Ltd., allegedly the sole holder of broadcast rights to the 2006 World Cup games in…
  • May 18

    Compensation For Service Invention

    Compensation For Service Invention
    The Committee for Compensation and Royalties established under the Israeli Patent Act- 1967 is a committee that definitely needs a snazzier name. In any event, a recent decision of the Committee held that an employee may waive compensation…
Rank this Week: 2024

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 2641

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Who Owns Volunteer's Website Content?

    Who Owns Volunteer's Website Content?
    Dear Rich: I wrote for a website for many years. It was on a volunteer basis - I wasn't paid. I am now starting up my own website. I would like to repost many of my stories on my own site. Can I do that? Do I own the copyright for the…
  • Aug 26

    Who Pays for Performance of Cover Songs?

    Who Pays for Performance of Cover Songs?
    Dear Rich: I’d like to start a top-40 band that will play mostly cover songs to make money while we work on our own material. I know that when music is performed, the owners and publishers of the songs played are entitled to be…
  • Aug 25

    Proposed Fair Use Guideline

    Proposed Fair Use Guideline
    Dear Rich: We recently created a series of free-to-view educational webinars with an educational institute, which we would like to post online in a secured environment. The educator has included numerous images of artwork that is under…
Rank this Week: 743

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Aug 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-26
    Amazon buys Twitch for almost $1 billion http://t.co/0XFG86eihb -> Internet of Things and telecom law issues http://t.co/U80qQW9UU5 -> Piracy: How it affects you http://t.co/aSU2jtZKHf -> British man sentenced to nearly three years…
  • Aug 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-25
    Tricks of the Software-Based Patent Trade http://t.co/0RcG7aE6rT -> Patent Troll Intellectual Ventures Claims Its Layoffs Are Because It's Invented A New Way To Buy Patents http://t.co/7czLcekjSj -> Ninth Circuit refuses to enforce…
  • Aug 25

    Online vendors owe purchasers a duty of care says an Ontario court: Hazjizadeh v Canada

    Online vendors owe purchasers a duty of care says an Ontario court: Hazjizadeh v Canada
    Online vendors will be interested in a recent decision of an Ontario court in Hazjizadeh v Canada (Attorney General), 2014 CanLII 48552 (ON SCSM). In the ruling the court held that online advertisers owe a duty of care to prospective…
Rank this Week: 294

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: 3169

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Hot peppers deterrming insects and but encouraging anti-patent crowd-funding?

    Hot peppers deterrming insects and but encouraging anti-patent crowd-funding?
    In an article in "Intellectual Property Today" in June 2003 titled "Good Night Gracie," LBE noted On May 12, [2003] the New York Times discussed U.S. 6,523,298, n16 which claims the use of hot pepper extract (capsicum) in water solution to…
  • Aug 27

    Nitrogen-starvation of algae to produce more lipid

    Nitrogen-starvation of algae to produce more lipid
    A post in Inhabitat titled 14-Year-Old's Biofuel Breakthrough Boosts Algae Production 500% includes the text“The purpose of this experiment is to explore the possibility of naturally depleting the nitrogen of algae’s media to…
  • Aug 27

    The intersection of anti-SLAPP and patent re-examination request

    The intersection of anti-SLAPP and patent re-examination request
    Note the discussion of the Landmark Technologies/eBay matter at Techdirt in the post Patent Troll Sues eBay For Daring To Ask Patent Office For Patent Re-Exam Here, eBay is using a Texas anti-SLAPP statute to shield it from litigation from…
Rank this Week: 76

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Not Bingo

    Not Bingo
    Planet Bingo got patents for a computer managing a game of bingo, starting with parent 6,398,646. It assertion against VKGS lasted only until summary judgment, where all claims were found patent ineligible under § 101. Like Alice and…
  • Aug 16

    Inequitable Conduct

    Inequitable Conduct
    The district court and CAFC found Dr. Bernard Charles Sherman, founder and chairman of Apotex, guilty of inequitable conduct in his patenting of an antihypertensive claimed in 6,767,556. "Dr. Sherman breached his duty of candor, good faith,…
  • Aug 16

    Collaborative Filtering

    Collaborative Filtering
    I/P engine sued Google, Target, and Gannett (a media conglomerate) over 6,314,420 & continuation 6,775,664. Judge and jury at district court found the patents infringed, and neither anticipated nor obvious. As these were major U.S.…
Rank this Week: 509

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1470

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/
  • Aug 27

    Creating Software Obviously Isn’t Easy – Part 3 with Bob Zeidman

    Creating Software Obviously Isn’t Easy – Part 3 with Bob Zeidman
    "[F]or a living I reverse engineer code and testify in court. Yet I could not reverse engineer this code. Every time I touched it to make some kind of change to test it, the whole thing broke. And I finally had to write the code completely…
  • Aug 26

    Patent Drafting: Include Alternatives and Variations to Claim Limitation

    Patent Drafting: Include Alternatives and Variations to Claim Limitation
    Recent Federal Circuit reasoning should make a patent drafter decidedly averse to single-embodiment patent applications, with good reason. Unfortunately, real-world constraints, principally centering on budget and time issues, have resulted…
  • Aug 26

    Increase Renewable Energy with Better Hydrogen Storage Tech

    Increase Renewable Energy with Better Hydrogen Storage Tech
    Before widespread application of hydrogen in electrical utilities can be addressed, however, a number of shortcomings have yet to be solved. Although hydrogen can be derived from a number of sources, most of the world’s current hydrogen…
Rank this Week: 4022

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Aug 27

    Creating Software Obviously Isn’t Easy – Part 3 with Bob Zeidman

    Creating Software Obviously Isn’t Easy – Part 3 with Bob Zeidman
    "[F]or a living I reverse engineer code and testify in court. Yet I could not reverse engineer this code. Every time I touched it to make some kind of change to test it, the whole thing broke. And I finally had to write the code completely…
  • Aug 26

    Patent Drafting: Include Alternatives and Variations to Claim Limitation

    Patent Drafting: Include Alternatives and Variations to Claim Limitation
    Recent Federal Circuit reasoning should make a patent drafter decidedly averse to single-embodiment patent applications, with good reason. Unfortunately, real-world constraints, principally centering on budget and time issues, have resulted…
  • Aug 26

    Increase Renewable Energy with Better Hydrogen Storage Tech

    Increase Renewable Energy with Better Hydrogen Storage Tech
    Before widespread application of hydrogen in electrical utilities can be addressed, however, a number of shortcomings have yet to be solved. Although hydrogen can be derived from a number of sources, most of the world’s current hydrogen…
Rank this Week: 327

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 27

    UK’s Intellectual Property Enterprise Court succeeds in stopping trademark renewal scam

    UK’s Intellectual Property Enterprise Court succeeds in stopping trademark renewal scam
    To my knowledge, the USPTO and FTC have not yet taken any action against scammers in the US preying on trademark applicants and registrants. See for example: Trademark registrants continue to receive scam “international…
  • Aug 25

    The Dead IP Law Blog Roll

    The Dead IP Law Blog Roll
    As I have noted before, the hardest thing about blogging…. is to keep blogging. Writing. Consistently. On relevant and interest topics. Ron Coleman over at Likelihood of Confusion® has said it as well, and said it before I…
  • Aug 22

    Hottest trademark term in 2014? _____ STRONG

    Hottest trademark term in 2014? _____ STRONG
    Thus far in 2014, about 2/3 of the way through the year, the hottest term in trademarks continues to be STRONG.  Note that SELFIE and DRONE are also quite popular by my count. (I’m not away of an easy way to search the USPTO TESS…
Rank this Week: 2697

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Aug 27

    Return to the Snapshots of the Ape

    Return to the Snapshots of the Ape
    Last week, the US Copyright Office released the third edition of its Copyright Compendium. This edition was long awaited – the second edition was released in 1984. The Copyright Compendium details internal regulations concerning how the…
  • Aug 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/22/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/22/14
    Will Indie Film Survive? — Scott Timberg: “One of the casualties of our current cultural situation is the erosion of the middle — the middle class, the midlist author, the middlebrow, and the mid-budget film. Independent…
  • Aug 15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/15/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/15/14
    Special announcement: If you’re a recent law school grad in or interested in DC and copyright, the Copyright Alliance and the Copyright Office are both hiring. Info on the Copyright Alliance legal fellow position here; info on the…
Rank this Week: 4488

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Moneyweb vs. Fin24 - copyright infringement litigation

    Moneyweb vs. Fin24 - copyright infringement litigation
    A Leo engrossed in pleadingssourceMoneyweb is suing Fin24 for copyright infringement arising out of Fin24's (re-)publication of eight articles which had been initially published by Moneyweb (see a Mail and Guardian report here). Moneyweb has…
  • Aug 26

    IP Policies in Africa no 31, 32 and 33 - Mali, Mauritania and Mauritiu

    IP Policies in Africa no 31, 32 and 33 - Mali, Mauritania and Mauritiu
     M is for Macaque, Mali, Mauritania and MauritiusMacaqueMany in IP circles have spent much of this month discussing the import of this lady Macaque's selfie-taking skills and whether they entitle her to copyright in the picture…
  • Aug 25

    Africa's smallest country promotes IP

    Africa's smallest country promotes IP
    JoofAllAfrica brings news of The Gambia's commitment to intellectual property protection following a road show initiative by ARIPO's Mr Dos Santos that is taking place over the next two years. .Quoting from the article penned by Yunus…
Rank this Week: 3715

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    TTAB Reverses ENTERPRISE Phantom Mark and Mutilation Refusal

    TTAB Reverses ENTERPRISE Phantom Mark and Mutilation Refusal
    The Board reversed a refusal to register the mark shown below for vehicle rental and leasing and fleet management services, rejecting the PTO's contention that applicant's mark is a "phantom mark" and overruling the Examining Attorney's…
  • Aug 26

    "PAGOS DEL REY" and "PradoRey" Confusable for Wine, Says TTAB

    "PAGOS DEL REY" and "PradoRey" Confusable for Wine, Says TTAB
    The Board sustained a Section 2(d) opposition to registration of PAGOS DEL REY for wine in view of the registered mark PradoRey for wine. Applicant argued that Spanish-speaking Americans would perceive the difference in meaning between the…
  • Aug 25

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Is GOOD BOX Merely Descriptive of Wine?

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Is GOOD BOX Merely Descriptive of Wine?
    Switzerly, Inc. sought to register the mark GOOD BOX for wine, but the USPTO refused registration, deeming the mark merely descriptive of the goods under Section 2(e)(1). On appeal, applicant argued that its mark does not describe the wine…
Rank this Week: 2598

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 27

    Stay Pending Inter Partes Review Warranted by Plaintiff’s Delay in Filing Suit

    Stay Pending Inter Partes Review Warranted by Plaintiff’s Delay in Filing Suit
    Ignite USA, LLC v. Pacific Market Int’l, LLC, No. 14 C 845, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 29, 2014) (Holderman, J.). Judge Holderman granted defendant Pacific Marketing International’s (“PMI’s”) motion to stay…
  • Aug 25

    Permissible Repair Doctrine Applies Where Patentee Recommends Changing the Accused Part

    Permissible Repair Doctrine Applies Where Patentee Recommends Changing the Accused Part
    Robert Bosch LLC v. Trico Prods Corp., No. 12 C 437, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 21, 2014) (Grady, Sen. J.). Judge Grady denied defendants’ (collectively “Trico”) motion for summary judgment of noninfringement with respect to…
  • Aug 18

    Claim Differentiation Informs Claim Construction

    Claim Differentiation Informs Claim Construction
    Cumberland Pharms, Inc. v. Mylan Inst. LLC, No. 12 C 3846, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 26, 2014) (Pallmeyer, J.). Judge Pallmeyer construed the claims in this patent infringement case involving an IV form N-acetylcysteine — used for…
Rank this Week: 83

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    "Cultivated capsicums!" Peppers resist insect, breeders resist patent

    "Cultivated capsicums!" Peppers resist insect, breeders resist patent
    This Kat has received information concerning the publication in a national Dutch newspaper of a double page item calling for crowd-funding of opposition proceedings against a European patent.  The patent in question, granted last year to…
  • Aug 26

    Television Show Fan Does Not Own Facebook Like

    Television Show Fan Does Not Own Facebook Like
    Jeremy kindly informed me of a very interesting case about the ownership of the “likes” generated by a social media account created by a fan of the television show The Game. Spoiler alert: the fan lost.On August 20th, the Southern…
  • Aug 26

    Sparks fly as sharks fly, but attack on patent validity loses its bite

    Sparks fly as sharks fly, but attack on patent validity loses its bite
    Sharks in the courtroom are nothing new according to some critics of the legal system, but they are usually referring to the lawyers who appear there, charging inflated fees and ruining their clients.  In this note, occasional guest…
Rank this Week: 382

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 26

    Guest Post: Myriad-Mayo Guidance -- Consistency With International Harmonization and TRIPS

    Guest Post: Myriad-Mayo Guidance -- Consistency With International Harmonization and TRIPS
    By Paul Cole* -- Introduction It is strongly arguable that insofar as the USPTO's Myriad-Mayo Guidance[1] dismisses as non-eligible newly isolated substances (including small molecules), nucleotide sequences and microorganisms having new…
  • Aug 25

    H-W Technology, L.C. v. Overstock.com, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    H-W Technology, L.C. v. Overstock.com, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    Proofread your claims before you sue! By Michael Greenfield -- Even obvious clerical errors in patent claims can doom your lawsuit if not corrected before suit is filed. This was evident in H-W Technology, L.C. v. Overstock.com, Inc., issued…
  • Aug 24

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Aptalis Pharmatech Inc. et al. v. Apotex Inc. et al. 1:14-cv-01038; filed August 11, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware…
Rank this Week: 2256

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    T1400/11 : ne pas rester passif en opposition

    T1400/11 : ne pas rester passif en opposition
    La Titulaire n'a réagi d'aucune manière lors de la procédure de première instance. Elle n'a fourni aucune réponse à l'opposition, ni même requis de procédure orale. La division…
  • Aug 24

    D4/14 : recours contre le pré-examen

    D4/14 : recours contre le pré-examen
    Plusieurs recours ont été déposés contre des décisions du jury d'examen prises dans le cadre du pré-examen 2014. La question 10 était la suivante: En janvier 2013, un demandeur a…
  • Aug 21

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Vous êtes rentrés de vacances et la mer vous manque? Faites-vous installer cet appareil chez vous et entraînez-vous à surfer sur les vagues ! Brevet US5387159
Rank this Week: 951

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

Discusses issues in intellectual property law and litigation. By Michael Cohen.

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    No Copyright Protection for Iconic Monkey Selfie

    No Copyright Protection for Iconic Monkey Selfie
    In 2011, wildlife photographer David Slater set up a camera on Sulawesi, a small island in Indonesia.  Mr. Slater received an unanticipated gift, a monkey picked up his camera and took hundreds of pictures, including self portraits or…
  • Jul 8

    LANHAM ACT: ISSUES AFTER LEXMARK AND POM WONDERFUL

    LANHAM ACT: ISSUES AFTER LEXMARK AND POM WONDERFUL
    For anyone in the food and beverage industry or involved in business marketing, Michael Cohen will be moderating a seminar on July 14, 2014 at 1PM entitled LANHAM ACT: ISSUES AFTER LEXMARK AND POM…
  • Jun 19

    Redskins' Cancellation of Disparaging Trademark Interview

    Redskins' Cancellation of Disparaging Trademark Interview
    As a follow up to yesterday’s blogpost regarding the landmark decision by the TTAB to cancel the Redskins’ trademarks, I did an interview on KFI 640 AM with Bryan Suits.…
Rank this Week: 3998

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

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

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Aug 26

    Too Many Secrets: A Court Ruling Spells Bad News for Anonymous Speech in Brazil

    Too Many Secrets: A Court Ruling Spells Bad News for Anonymous Speech in Brazil
    Last week was a bad day for freedom of expression in Brazil. Judge Paulo César de Carvalho, in the state court of Espírito Santo, issued a preliminary injunction ordering the removal of Secret—an anonymous sharing…
  • Aug 26

    Supreme Court Tackles Online Threat

    Supreme Court Tackles Online Threat
    When Sarah Palin placed crosshairs over political districts her political action committee was targeting in the 2010 midterm election, there was an outcry but she wasn’t arrested. Although some claimed the imagery was violent, no one…
  • Aug 26

    Registered Lobbyists Elbow Their Way Back Into TPP Committee

    Registered Lobbyists Elbow Their Way Back Into TPP Committee
    Hollywood and big publishers already have an alarming stranglehold over the US Trade Representative's objectives in trade agreements, leading to extreme copyright enforcement and privacy-invading policies in trade deals like the Trans-Pacific…
Rank this Week: 555

IP Wise

IP Wise

Covers intellectual property litigation. By Peter J. Brann, Stacy O. Stitham, and David Swetnam-Burland.

http://ipwise.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 26

    More Bad News For NPEs At The ITC

    More Bad News For NPEs At The ITC
    Last month an administrative law judge at the International Trade Commission posed a straightforward question, and gave a straightforward answer: “whether a licensing entity whose patent-related activities are purely revenue driven can…
  • Aug 19

    Yes, Patent Trolls Are Doing What You Think They Are Doing

    Yes, Patent Trolls Are Doing What You Think They Are Doing
    Timothy Lee of Vox directs our attention to the latest empirical study into the economic impact of patent trolls: a paper published by Lauren Cohen of the Harvard Business School, Umit G. Gurum of the University of Texas at Dallas, and Scott…
  • Aug 17

    When Should You Ask Alice?

    When Should You Ask Alice?
    Friday was a good day for AOL, Google, IAC Search & Media, Gannet Company, and Target. The Federal Circuit reversed a district court determination that patents asserted against them by I/P Engine were valid and infringed. For the…
Rank this Week: 2803

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 26

    True Detective, Less True Plagiarism

    True Detective, Less True Plagiarism
    A joke at the Emmy's made light of plagiarism allegations against the show True Detective, but are the allegations really a laughing matter? The post True Detective, Less True Plagiarism appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 26

    3 Count: Into the Jungle

    3 Count: Into the Jungle
    Amazon purchases Twitch.TV, Raging Bull case rages on in the 9th Circuit and BBC sued over mirrored silhouettes in a promotional video. The post 3 Count: Into the Jungle appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 25

    The Second Troubling Case of Fareed Zakaria

    The Second Troubling Case of Fareed Zakaria
    For the second time in two years, Fareed Zakaria is facing allegations of plagiarism, but do these hold water or is another misfire? The post The Second Troubling Case of Fareed Zakaria appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 226

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    UK’s Financial Services Regulator Issues Draft Guidance on Social Media – should we Favorite* or #Fail?

    UK’s Financial Services Regulator Issues Draft Guidance on Social Media – should we Favorite* or #Fail?
    On August 6, 2014, the UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), issued long-awaited draft guidance on the use of social media in financial promotions by regulated financial institutions. But if financial…
  • Aug 25

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Death in the digital age. When someone dies, his or her heirs or executor will have broad rights to access the deceased person’s letters, documents and other physical assets. Delaware has just become the first state to enact legislation…
  • Aug 22

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Beyond wearables. Wearable Internet devices like Google Glass have made an impact. Could “nearables” be the next new thing? That’s the name that some people are giving to sensors or “beacons” attached to ordinary…
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Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

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

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Aug 26

    Takedown 2.0: The Trouble with Broad TROs Targeting Non-Party Online Intermediarie

    Takedown 2.0: The Trouble with Broad TROs Targeting Non-Party Online Intermediarie
    On August 14, a federal district court in Oregon issued an ex parte temporary restraining order (TRO) in a civil copyright infringement case, ABS-CBN v. Ashby. The defendants in the case are accused of operating several “pirate…
  • Aug 22

    Airport Scanners: How Privacy Risk Leads to Security Risk

    Airport Scanners: How Privacy Risk Leads to Security Risk
    Debates about privacy and security tend to assume that the two are in opposition, so that improving privacy tends to degrade security, and vice versa. But often the two go hand in hand so that privacy enhances security. A good example comes…
  • Aug 21

    Researchers Show Flaws in Airport Scanner

    Researchers Show Flaws in Airport Scanner
    Today at the Usenix Security Symposium a group of researchers from UC San Diego and the University of Michigan will present a paper demonstrating flaws in a full-body scaning machine that was used at many U.S. airports. In this post…
Rank this Week: 84

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

Covers trademark issues affecting the fashion, high-tech, multimedia and consumer products industries. By Sullivan & Worcester.

http://www.trendingtrademarks.com/
  • Aug 26

    No, Your Musical Cat and Artistic Dog Aren’t Going to Make You Rich

    No, Your Musical Cat and Artistic Dog Aren’t Going to Make You Rich
    The plight of David Slater, a British nature photographer, has recently been in the news.  Mr. Slater travelled to Indonesia in 2011 in order to photograph the crested black macaque.  During the shoot, one of the animals…
  • Aug 19

    IP Traps in Crowdfunding Proposal

    IP Traps in Crowdfunding Proposal
    The 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act (JOBS Act) opened the door to widespread use of crowdfunding for financing new projects and ideas.  As a result of the JOBS Act, the use of crowdfunding platforms has increased…
  • Aug 4

    Trademarks, The UK, and The Rule of Three

    Trademarks, The UK, and The Rule of Three
    A couple of weeks ago we wrote about recent European administrative and court cases that ended in bad news for U.S. trademark owners (Perfect Your Foreign Trademark Rights Early or Risk Losing Them Forever). Proving that bad things can happen…
Rank this Week: 2006

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: 258

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Aug 26

    The ITC and FTC Take Actions to Address the Toll of NPE Litigation

    The ITC and FTC Take Actions to Address the Toll of NPE Litigation
    We have previously posted on proposed federal and state legislation aimed at addressing the toll of “patent troll” litigation by non-practicing entities (“NPEs”) on the U.S. economy. Additionally, a recent Federal…
  • Aug 25

    Search Error! Federal Circuit Invalidates Vringo Search Engine Patent

    Search Error! Federal Circuit Invalidates Vringo Search Engine Patent
    On August 15, the Federal Circuit, in a nonprecedential opinion, reversed a lower court ruling, denying I/P Engine, Inc., a subsidiary of Vringo, Inc., a $30 million patent infringement jury verdict by invalidating two of its internet search…
  • Aug 21

    How to Meet the Inequitable Conduct Standard after Therasense

    How to Meet the Inequitable Conduct Standard after Therasense
    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently clarified the standard necessary for holding a patent unenforceable for inequitable conduct relating to intentionally withheld references and misrepresentations of material information.…
Rank this Week: 3774

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 26

    When Is A Dollar Like a Ladder? Motion for Attorney's Fees & Costs Granted

    When Is A Dollar Like a Ladder? Motion for Attorney's Fees & Costs Granted
    Google v. Beneficial Innovations Inc., 2:11 CV 229 (8/22/14) Judge: Rodney Gilstrap Holding: motion for attorneys fees, costs and expenses granted in part In 1187, Arab armies led by Saladin recaptured Jerusalem from Crusader control,…
  • Aug 25

    Motion to Reconsider Order Adopting Recommendation by Magistrate Judge Granted

    Motion to Reconsider Order Adopting Recommendation by Magistrate Judge Granted
    Butler v. Allstate Heritage Life Insurance Company, 4:13cv199 (8/14/14) Judge: Ron Clark/Amos Mazzant Holding: Motion to Reconsider Order Adopting Recommendation by Magistrate Judge Granted Earlier in this case, Judge Mazzant issued a report…
  • Aug 25

    Summary Judgment Granted in ERISA Case

    Summary Judgment Granted in ERISA Case
    Torres v. Liberty Life Assurance Co., 4:13cv140 (8/14/14) Judge: Ron Clark / Amos Mazzant Holding: Defendants Motion for Summary Judgment Granted This is an ERISA case alleging that the defendant wrongfully denied the plaintiffs claim for…
Rank this Week: 263

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 26

    MBBP’s Daniele Ouellette Levy to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 09/17/2014

    MBBP’s Daniele Ouellette Levy to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 09/17/2014
    On September 17, MBBP Attorney Daniele Ouellette Levy will host Office Hours at TechSandBox on Stock and Corporate Structure. Office Hours provides access to experts in topics such as intellectual property, business formation,…
  • Aug 25

    Want To Stay Employed as a CIO? Better Get Privacy Right

    Want To Stay Employed as a CIO? Better Get Privacy Right
    Consumer privacy is emerging into a big headache for companies — and the CIO is bearing the brunt. Most companies analyze customer data in some way, and there are increasing amounts of legislation around how such data handling should be…
  • Aug 25

    Ten Crucial Questions to Answer Before Contacting a Patent Attorney

    Ten Crucial Questions to Answer Before Contacting a Patent Attorney
    Don’t be fooled by the ads you see promoting the quick filing of a pat­ent application. MBBP’s Lisa Warren gives some insight on why it is important to communicate with a patent attorney when filing a patent application. By…
Rank this Week: 4063

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Aug 26

    Still a Hot Topic: Unpaid Internships in the Entertainment Industry

    Still a Hot Topic: Unpaid Internships in the Entertainment Industry
    Please check out Part 1 of this series, where I cover the basic issues with unpaid internships in the entertainment industry.  Unpaid internships are a hot topic nationwide. As the country waits for the Second Circuit’s…
  • Aug 25

    The Top 5 Movies of Summer 2014

    The Top 5 Movies of Summer 2014
    The end of August is always a relief for this movie critic. Like all good fan-boys, I spend the majority of the rest of the year drooling over the upcoming summer tentpoles, and every year I am disappointed. The grand scope of the majority of…
  • Aug 15

    Victoria’s Secret Loses Branding Battle Over PINK

    Victoria’s Secret Loses Branding Battle Over PINK
    Hold onto your panties ladies (or gents)! Victoria’s Secret lost their rights to use PINK in association with their world-famous undergarments. I am not a Victoria’s Secret customer. No offense to current patrons, but…
Rank this Week: 1854

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 1729

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Aug 26

    Portugal approves proposal to expand scope of private copying levy

    Portugal approves proposal to expand scope of private copying levy
    Our friend Tito Rendas has emailed us with the following news from Portugal: "The Portuguese Council of Ministers has recently approved a proposal to amend Portugal's Private Copying Law. The proposal updates the list of reproduction…
  • Aug 25

    Copyright, technology and a contest!

    Copyright, technology and a contest!
    [If you are also an IPKat reader, I apologise for the cross-posting ]Copyright and Technology ...On 1 October 2014 the beautiful London offices of Reed Smith LLP will host the 1-day Copyright and…
  • Aug 25

    Copyright law reform: China asks for public comment

    Copyright law reform: China asks for public comment
    [I didn't spot that Ben had posted on this item over the weekend. However, since its subject matter is quite important, I decided to leave this post up in the hope that more people will spot it and make their comments known ...] A note by…
Rank this Week: 519

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Aug 26

    Ninth Circuit Finds Browsewrap Arbitration Clause Unenforceable Despite Conspicuous Link

    Ninth Circuit Finds Browsewrap Arbitration Clause Unenforceable Despite Conspicuous Link
    A recent Ninth Circuit decision highlights the importance of obtaining affirmative user assent to online Terms of Use. In Nguyen v. Barnes & Noble Inc., 2014 WL 4056549 (Aug. 18, 2014), the Ninth Circuit concluded that a conspicuous link…
  • Aug 25

    Six Things to Know About Trademark

    Six Things to Know About Trademark
    Trademark use, protection and enforcement are key components to any enterprise, whether startup, growth stage or Fortune 100. Here are some key points that decision makers over marketing should keep in mind. #1 – Trademark law protects…
  • Aug 14

    “Like-Gated” Promotions No Longer Permissible on Facebook

    “Like-Gated” Promotions No Longer Permissible on Facebook
    Last week, Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) announced a major upcoming change, effective November 5, 2014, to its Platform Policies that will affect the vast majority of promotions run on the platform. The announcement introduces a…
Rank this Week: 3528

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Are We There Yet? Accelerating the Patent Prosecution Proce

    Are We There Yet? Accelerating the Patent Prosecution Proce
    By: Aneesh A. Meht “So when will I have my patent?” This is one of the most common questions a patent attorney hears. This is typically followed by “it depends,... read more
  • Aug 25

    DNA IS ILLEGAL! HOW YOU CAN PATENT IT ANYWAY

    DNA IS ILLEGAL! HOW YOU CAN PATENT IT ANYWAY
    By: Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D. (With speical thanks to Jessica Downing and Marina Sigareva, Ph.D. for helping in constructing this article) The Supreme Court ruled that isolated DNA cannot be... read more
  • Jul 15

    Television Companies Almost Lose Billion

    Television Companies Almost Lose Billion
    By: Gerald B. Halt Jr. with special thanks to Emily A. Denisco, Intern at Volpe and Koenig, P.C. for her contribution to this post In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme... read more
Rank this Week: 1642

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Aug 26

    Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Right

    Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Right
    In March 2015, Ms. Farida Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights, will be submitting a report to the Human Rights Council that will focus on the impact intellectual property has on the arts. Presently,…
  • Aug 19

    U.S. Copyright Office Announcement Regarding Release of a Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition

    U.S. Copyright Office Announcement Regarding Release of a Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition
    Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante today released a public draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition (the “Third Edition”). The first major revision in more than two decades, the…
  • Aug 10

    How Long is Too Long? Boffoli Sues Google for Delay in Take Down

    How Long is Too Long? Boffoli Sues Google for Delay in Take Down
    ___________________________________________________________________________ Christopher Boffoli is a fine art, editorial, and commercial photographer who created “Big Appetites,” a series of photographs featuring tiny figures next…
Rank this Week: 685

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Aug 26

    Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Right

    Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Right
    In March 2015, Ms. Farida Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights, will be submitting a report to the Human Rights Council that will focus on the impact intellectual property has on the arts. Presently,…
  • Aug 19

    U.S. Copyright Office Announcement Regarding Release of a Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition

    U.S. Copyright Office Announcement Regarding Release of a Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition
    Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante today released a public draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition (the “Third Edition”). The first major revision in more than two decades, the…
  • Aug 10

    How Long is Too Long? Boffoli Sues Google for Delay in Take Down

    How Long is Too Long? Boffoli Sues Google for Delay in Take Down
    ___________________________________________________________________________ Christopher Boffoli is a fine art, editorial, and commercial photographer who created “Big Appetites,” a series of photographs featuring tiny figures next…
Rank this Week: 2926

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Aug 26

    John Doe is a prolific copyright infringer, but what exactly is his ISP address?

    John Doe is a prolific copyright infringer, but what exactly is his ISP address?
    Did you know that over a third of all copyright cases in the U.S. are brought by a single plaintiff? In this Business Litigation Update, Faruki Ireland & Cox discusses the proliferation of lawsuits over BitTorrent file sharing and alleged…
  • Aug 25

    August 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    August 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    *   Faruki Ireland & Cox was selected by Global Law Experts as Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Ohio − 2014 Global Law Experts Practice Area Awards. *   Charlie Faruki’s article from the American Bar…
  • Aug 21

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic
    Can the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) continue to prohibit member schools from offering direct compensation to student-athletes? The answer, at least for now, is a qualified “no.” On August 8, 2014,…
Rank this Week: 2831

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Aug 26

    John Doe is a prolific copyright infringer, but what exactly is his ISP address?

    John Doe is a prolific copyright infringer, but what exactly is his ISP address?
    Did you know that over a third of all copyright cases in the U.S. are brought by a single plaintiff? In this Business Litigation Update, Faruki Ireland & Cox discusses the proliferation of lawsuits over BitTorrent file sharing and alleged…
  • Aug 25

    August 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    August 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    *   Faruki Ireland & Cox was selected by Global Law Experts as Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Ohio − 2014 Global Law Experts Practice Area Awards. *   Charlie Faruki’s article from the American Bar…
  • Aug 21

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic
    Can the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) continue to prohibit member schools from offering direct compensation to student-athletes? The answer, at least for now, is a qualified “no.” On August 8, 2014,…
Rank this Week: 2466

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/
  • Aug 26

    Coinye West will not take over bitcoin’s reign on cryptocurrency

    Coinye West will not take over bitcoin’s reign on cryptocurrency
    By Melissa Barnett There’s exciting news in the world of cryptocurrency, the exchange medium that uses cryptography to secure the transactions and control the creation of new units. Bitcoin, created in 2009, was the first cryptocurrency…
  • Aug 22

    Back to school – time to get educated about the newest gTLD

    Back to school – time to get educated about the newest gTLD
    By Melissa Barnett Ready for the first day of sunrise ICANN continues to make big strides in widening the Internet playing field. To date, ICANN has invited 1,159 new gTLDs to contract, and of those 1,159 invited, 495 registry agreements have…
  • Aug 21

    Privacy law in the U.S. and Europe: University of Amsterdam Summer Course explores current issue

    Privacy law in the U.S. and Europe: University of Amsterdam Summer Course explores current issue
    By Dennis Hirsch On July 7-11, 2014, a group of 25 privacy lawyers met in a historic building overlooking the Keizersgracht, one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals, and spent five days learning about U.S. privacy law, European data…
Rank this Week: 1636