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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: 513

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: 234

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Oct 30

    Photographer’s Patents for Event Photos Declared Invalid

    Photographer’s Patents for Event Photos Declared Invalid
    While another form of intellectual property, patents are different than copyrights. In the United States, a patent is an intellectual property right granted by the government “to exclude others from making, using, offering for…
  • Oct 28

    Texas Statute Limiting Photos of People Found To Be Unconstititional

    Texas Statute Limiting Photos of People Found To Be Unconstititional
      As addressed in my November 4, 2007, blog entry, photographers in Texas first had to consider whether their photography violated Section 21.15 of the Texas penal code, which states:  A person commits an offense [of improper…
  • Oct 8

    Must Read: Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory for Artist

    Must Read: Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory for Artist
    As my post back in 2005 stated: Regardless of whether your photography is a business or a hobby, you can use it to make a difference in your tax obligation. Specifically, if you are running a photography business, even part-time, the costs to…
Rank this Week: 4841

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Oct 30

    Photographer’s Patents for Event Photos Declared Invalid

    Photographer’s Patents for Event Photos Declared Invalid
    While another form of intellectual property, patents are different than copyrights. In the United States, a patent is an intellectual property right granted by the government “to exclude others from making, using, offering for…
  • Oct 28

    Texas Statute Limiting Photos of People Found To Be Unconstititional

    Texas Statute Limiting Photos of People Found To Be Unconstititional
      As addressed in my November 4, 2007, blog entry, photographers in Texas first had to consider whether their photography violated Section 21.15 of the Texas penal code, which states:  A person commits an offense [of improper…
  • Oct 8

    Must Read: Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory for Artist

    Must Read: Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory for Artist
    As my post back in 2005 stated: Regardless of whether your photography is a business or a hobby, you can use it to make a difference in your tax obligation. Specifically, if you are running a photography business, even part-time, the costs to…
Rank this Week: 2956

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Oct 30

    Patent Attorneys Face Multiple-Jeopardy

    Patent Attorneys Face Multiple-Jeopardy
    Earlier in the week, I wrote about the issue of “multiple-jeopardy“. This week, the patent-world has also faced “Double Jeopardy” with two patent attorneys competing and winning their rounds on the television show…
  • Oct 30

    Software Patenting: Are you Smarter than a Fourth Grader

    Software Patenting: Are you Smarter than a Fourth Grader
    by Dennis Crouch This morning I mentioned one bit of the ongoing software-patent debate to my 9-year-old daughter.  I told her that some people argue that the computer is a different machine when it is running Microsoft Word…
  • Oct 29

    Rise of Computer Patent

    Rise of Computer Patent
              It is fairly difficult to nail-down which patents are “software” patents.  For the chart below, I parsed through all utility patents issued since 1976 and looked for any of the following…
Rank this Week: 317

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    How illegal is illegality? Supreme Court dismisses appeal in Servier v Apotex

    How illegal is illegality? Supreme Court dismisses appeal in Servier v Apotex
    Les Laboratoires Servier & Another v Apotex Inc & Others [2014] UKSC 55 is a shorter and less formidable UK Supreme Court decision than this Kat initially feared. This ruling addressed a point of principle that is academically…
  • Oct 30

    "Almost identical, just with different names": shopping at Aldi

    "Almost identical, just with different names": shopping at Aldi
    "My first time at Aldi... Should we all be shopping there?" is an article by Felicity Hannah, posted on Yahoo!'s UK & Ireland Finance page with the byline "Our money saving columnist takes her first trip to a discounter to see what all…
  • Oct 29

    How you can rent your own orphan, and why there are 91 million of them

    How you can rent your own orphan, and why there are 91 million of them
    When it comes to media releases this Kat is a sitting target, which may account for the reason why he received the following missive not once but four times over: UK OPENS ACCESS TO 91 MILLION ORPHAN WORKSThe IPO, based in Wales, estimates…
Rank this Week: 137

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/
  • Oct 30

    Executive Action Against Privacy Breache

    Executive Action Against Privacy Breache
    By Stephanie Olson Credit card fraud and identity theft is America’s fastest growing crime, as evidenced by recent hacks into major corporate data banks. The major data breaches at Home Depot, Target and JP Morgan Chase last year alone…
  • Oct 29

    California Sets the Bar for State Regulation of Autonomous Vehicle Testing

    California Sets the Bar for State Regulation of Autonomous Vehicle Testing
    By Brooks Lindsay Last month, a California law went into effect allowing autonomous vehicle testing on any California public road. The law, signed in May by Governor Jerry Brown, is the most important regulatory framework to date surrounding…
  • Oct 29

    California Sets the Bar for State Regulation of Autonomous Vehicle Testing

    California Sets the Bar for State Regulation of Autonomous Vehicle Testing
    By Brooks Lindsay Last month, a California law went into effect allowing autonomous vehicle testing on any California public road. The law, signed in May by Governor Jerry Brown, is the most important regulatory framework to date surrounding…
Rank this Week: 3029

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 542

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
  • Oct 30

    US Patent and Trademark Office Extends After Final Action Consideration

    US Patent and Trademark Office Extends After Final Action Consideration
    The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has extended the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) through September 30, 2015. New Feature – AFCP Response Form (PTO-2323) A new feature of the AFCP is designed to reduce prosecution…
  • Oct 2

    US Patent and Trademark Office Launches Online Toolkit for Trademark

    US Patent and Trademark Office Launches Online Toolkit for Trademark
            The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has launched an online toolkit to help individuals with basic information concerning trademarks.  The website is located here. The Trademark Toolkit includes a link…
  • Sep 8

    ALS Association withdraws US Trademark Applications to Register “Ice Bucket Challenge”

    ALS Association withdraws US Trademark Applications to Register “Ice Bucket Challenge”
    The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (“ALS”) has withdrawn its US Trademark Applications that include the phrases “ice bucket challenge” and ALS ice bucket challenge.  The group posted to Facebook…
Rank this Week: 3639

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Oct 30

    Evidence of Lies and Rules of Evidence: The Admissibility of fMRI-Based Expert Opinion of Witness Truthfulne

    Evidence of Lies and Rules of Evidence: The Admissibility of fMRI-Based Expert Opinion of Witness Truthfulne
    Neuroscientists are exploring intriguing technology that some claim will revolutionize the jury’s search for truth. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (“fMRI”) seeks to correlate brain activity with cognitive function.…
  • Oct 30

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Experimental Use of Patents on the International Agenda

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Experimental Use of Patents on the International Agenda
    As the secret negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (“TPP”) between the United States and eleven other nations advance, the recent release of the draft Intellectual Property Chapter provides a timely opportunity…
  • Oct 30

    Dynamic Federalism and Wind Farm Siting

    Dynamic Federalism and Wind Farm Siting
    An “all-of-the-above” energy policy has led to the emergence of wind power as an energy resource of choice. But despite their considerable environmental and economic advantages, wind energy systems do have drawbacks. Among these,…
Rank this Week: 1219

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Oct 30

    Designs, copyright and UK law reform post-Flo

    Designs, copyright and UK law reform post-Flo
    A perplexed 1709 Blog-reader has written to us with the following request for clarification. If any reader(s) would like to respond by posting their comments below, our reader would be hugely gratified, though possibly no less perplexed.…
  • Oct 29

    Starting today, UK has new licensing scheme for orphan work

    Starting today, UK has new licensing scheme for orphan work
    Orange (or Orphan Works Directive)? So spring/summer 2014!The Orphan Works Directive? So last season! Even if the deadline for implementation is today [but how many Member States have transposed it into their national laws yet? Not all,…
  • Oct 28

    Who framed the CopyKat?

    Who framed the CopyKat?
    The UK government has confirmed another two years of funding for the City Of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit, or PIPCU, which has been spearheading a number of anti-piracy initiatives since its launch last year.Finnish…
Rank this Week: 756

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

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

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
Rank this Week: 1589

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property…

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property Law Blog

Follows recent developments in US Patent and Intellectual Property Law and offers practitioners feedback and lessons for dealing with these changes.

http://alleylegal.com/blog
  • Oct 30

    Incorporations by Reference – Special Vol. J!

    Incorporations by Reference – Special Vol. J!
    A couple months ago I alluded to my blogging break being due to outside circumstances. As it turns out, these circumstances were my taping (and preparation for) the gameshow Jeopardy! If you’d like to see a patent attorney test his…
  • Oct 22

    Hill-Rom v. Stryker – Application Drafting Lesson

    Hill-Rom v. Stryker – Application Drafting Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1450 (Moore, Schall, Reyna) Boilerplate. Most of us do it, but do generic copied-and-pasted statements of breadth in a specification do anything for us? The Federal Circuit in Hill-Rom v. Stryker suggests boilerplate…
  • Oct 5

    GE Lighting v. AgiLight – Application Drafting Lesson

    GE Lighting v. AgiLight – Application Drafting Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1267 (Rader, Moore, Reyna) Claim construction disputes usually offer good prosecution lessons. The construction exercise unearths many different things from application preparation and prosecution that can end up controlling…
Rank this Week: 2511

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    The nominative/descriptive line

    The nominative/descriptive line
    I love ads like this, which play with trademark meaning and non-trademark meaning: how should the law analyze them?"Rekindle your love of beautiful books" ad for print bookshttp://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Oct 30

    FTC challenges Gerber allergy-protection claims in court

    FTC challenges Gerber allergy-protection claims in court
    Read the FTC's explanation.  The FDA approved an extremely limited claim about very sketchy scientific evidence, and Gerber converted that into "the first and only infant formula that meets the criteria for a FDA Qualified Health Claim,"…
  • Oct 30

    Can't replead TM as false advertising when functionality precludes TM

    Can't replead TM as false advertising when functionality precludes TM
    Honeywell International Inc. v. ICM Controls Corp., 2014 WL 5438395, No. 11–569 (D. Minn. Oct. 24, 2014)This litigation involves claims for patent infringement, copyright infringement, violations of the Lanham Act, and violations of the…
Rank this Week: 166

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Teva optimistic about outcome in Teva v. Sandoz (!)

    Teva optimistic about outcome in Teva v. Sandoz (!)
    Note Reuters post Teva optimistic U.S. top court to rule in favor of MS drug patent with textTeva Pharmaceutical Industries is optimistic the U.S. Supreme Court will decide in its favor regarding patent protection for Copaxone, its multiple…
  • Oct 30

    Harvard's terminal disclaimer argument fails at CAFC

    Harvard's terminal disclaimer argument fails at CAFC
    The bottom line in Harvard vs. Lee:We find that the record contains a rational basis tosupport the PTO’s factual finding that Harvard paid theterminal disclaimer fee. (...)We conclude that the evidence as a whole provides arational…
  • Oct 30

    More on Rader's "death squads"

    More on Rader's "death squads"
    About one year ago, on Oct. 29, 2013, Judge Rader made his remark about the PTAB "death squads":--"...in the PTAB, there will soon be as many as 300 administrative patent judges “acting as death squads, killing property…
Rank this Week: 75

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Back to the future. Socially Aware readers – and editors – of, uhm, a certain age will fondly recall how, during the early days of the dotcom era, we hung out on message boards and in chat rooms discussing (some might say…
  • Oct 29

    Privacy in the Cloud: A Legal Framework for Moving Personal Data to the Cloud

    Privacy in the Cloud: A Legal Framework for Moving Personal Data to the Cloud
    For many companies, the main question about cloud computing is no longer whether to move their data to the “cloud,” but how they can accomplish this transition. Cloud (or Internet-based on-demand) computing involves a shift away…
  • Oct 28

    Drones: Why You Should Start Thinking Now About the Anticipated UAS Regulation

    Drones: Why You Should Start Thinking Now About the Anticipated UAS Regulation
    Editor’s Note:  At first glance, drones may seem unrelated to the social media and Internet-related issues that we track on Socially Aware. Upon closer examination, however, many social media and Internet companies are exploring…
Rank this Week: 2897

IP + Tech Blog

IP + Tech Blog

Covers IP and tech career news.

http://mnfglobal.com/ipblog/
  • Oct 30

    M&A Associate – DC

    M&A Associate – DC
    Am Law 100 Law firm seeks a peer firm mid-level attorney associate to join their Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate Group. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of top law firm private equity M&A experience. Firms works with a range…
  • Jul 2

    Hot July Patent Job

    Hot July Patent Job
    We are assisting an Am Law 100 law firm which has a need for an experienced patent prosecution attorney or agent that is looking to work at their home office as long as it is in a major market where the firm has an office. The position will…
  • May 20

    June 2014 IP Trend

    June 2014 IP Trend
    Here are my Top 5 IP Law Firm Needs: 5. Mechanical Engineer Patent Agents 4. Hatch Waxman Litigation Associates 3. EE/CS Patent Litigation Associates 2. Chem/Pharmaceutical Patent Agents 1. EE/CS Patent Prosecution Associates/Agent
Rank this Week: 1677

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1283

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
  • Oct 30

    Smithsonian Will Host Innovation Festival at National Air and Space Museum

    Smithsonian Will Host Innovation Festival at National Air and Space Museum
    The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will host an Innovation Festival Nov. 1 and 2, a collaboration between the Smithsonian and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The festival will highlight accomplishments of American…
  • Oct 30

    Patent Reform Dead if CAFC Reviews Willfulness En Banc

    Patent Reform Dead if CAFC Reviews Willfulness En Banc
    In a concurring opinion, Judge O’Malley, who was joined by Judge Hughes, wrote that she felt constrained by the Federal Circuit’s precedent in In re Seagate and Bard Peripheral Vascular v. W.L. Gore, but that recent Supreme Court…
  • Oct 29

    Dear Patent Troll: Drop Dead

    Dear Patent Troll: Drop Dead
    In 2012, Mr. Rust bought five patents from an inventor named Laurence Klein for exactly $1. He then set up 101 separate limited liability companies (LLCs), each with bizarre six letter names like IsaMai, BriPol, and HarNol. No one but Mr.…
Rank this Week: 336

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/
  • Oct 30

    Smithsonian Will Host Innovation Festival at National Air and Space Museum

    Smithsonian Will Host Innovation Festival at National Air and Space Museum
    The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will host an Innovation Festival Nov. 1 and 2, a collaboration between the Smithsonian and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The festival will highlight accomplishments of American…
  • Oct 30

    Patent Reform Dead if CAFC Reviews Willfulness En Banc

    Patent Reform Dead if CAFC Reviews Willfulness En Banc
    In a concurring opinion, Judge O’Malley, who was joined by Judge Hughes, wrote that she felt constrained by the Federal Circuit’s precedent in In re Seagate and Bard Peripheral Vascular v. W.L. Gore, but that recent Supreme Court…
  • Oct 29

    Dear Patent Troll: Drop Dead

    Dear Patent Troll: Drop Dead
    In 2012, Mr. Rust bought five patents from an inventor named Laurence Klein for exactly $1. He then set up 101 separate limited liability companies (LLCs), each with bizarre six letter names like IsaMai, BriPol, and HarNol. No one but Mr.…
Rank this Week: 4022

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Oct 30

    Jotwell Legal Scholarship Conference Next Week

    Jotwell Legal Scholarship Conference Next Week
    Our 5th Anniversary conference on “Legal Scholarship We Like and Why It Matters” is coming up late next week. In the United States, the role of scholarship is under assault in contemporary conversations about law schools;…
  • Oct 29

    Exhausting Regulatory Arbitrage

    Exhausting Regulatory Arbitrage
    Annelise Riles, Managing Regulatory Arbitrage: A Conflict of Laws Approach, 47 Cornell Int'l. L.J. 63 (2014).Anna GelpernA recent gathering of regulators opened with a round of congratulations: bailouts were history, bail-ins were…
  • Oct 28

    Appealing to Injustice

    Appealing to Injustice
    William M. Richman & William L. Reynolds, Injustice on Appeal: The United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis (2013).Steve VladeckProfessors William M. Richman and William L. Reynolds have been writing about the “crisis” facing…
Rank this Week: 123

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Oct 30

    UK implements licensing scheme for orphan work

    UK implements licensing scheme for orphan work
    The UK has implemented yet another piece of positive copyright reform. Now, that is one sentence that you do not get to say often enough, but it truly is heartening that we are undergoing a very interesting evidence-based approach to IP…
  • Oct 24

    On the right to be forgotten and the right to remember

    On the right to be forgotten and the right to remember
    Earlier this year the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided the case of Google Spain v Costeja González, which established the so-called right to be forgotten (RTBF), which can be more accurately described as a…
  • Oct 13

    Who wants to be forgotten?

    Who wants to be forgotten?
    Back when the Court of Justice of the European Union decided the case of Google Spain, one of my first comments was that we needed some time to have a look at the way the decision is going to be applied and implemented. It’s been just…
Rank this Week: 617

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 694

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
  • Oct 30

    Living with the New § 102: How will it Change your Practice?

    Living with the New § 102: How will it Change your Practice?
    Written By: Kenneth N. Nigon The America Invents Act (AIA) changed U.S. patent law from a first to invent (FTI) system to a first inventor to file (FITF) system. This change took effect on March 16, 2013, when the new 35 U.S.C. §§…
  • Oct 29

    RatnerPrestia CEO & President, Jonathan H. Spadt, Honored by The Pennsylvania State University

    RatnerPrestia CEO & President, Jonathan H. Spadt, Honored by The Pennsylvania State University
    RatnerPrestia CEO & President, Jonathan H. Spadt, has been chosen as a 2015 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus of The Pennsylvania State University. Each year, the College of Engineering honors the professional achievements of a select group…
  • Oct 24

    Shareholder Kenneth N. Nigon to Present at 52nd Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law

    Shareholder Kenneth N. Nigon to Present at 52nd Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law
    RatnerPrestia Shareholder, Kenneth N. Nigon, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming 52nd Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law on November 10 – 11, 2014 at The Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas. Ken…
Rank this Week: 4596

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/
  • Oct 30

    "Update of Federal Courts and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure" - 2014 Advanced Civil Trial course panel

    "Update of Federal Courts and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure" - 2014 Advanced Civil Trial course panel
    Unfortunately this panel fell so soon after last week's bench bar that I was not able to get a post up on it ahead of time, but I was fortunate to be able to pinch-hit moderating a distinguished panel yesterday...
  • Oct 24

    Please Stand For the Jury ....

    Please Stand For the Jury ....
    Had one of my favorite moments as a ED Tex lawyer just now. We just started the panel of actual, real live former jurors from patent cases that will be talking to us about their experiences. When the jurors entered...
  • Oct 24

    ED Tex Bench Bar - Delaware and EDTex judges panel

    ED Tex Bench Bar - Delaware and EDTex judges panel
    Enjoying the panel on best practices in patent docket with ED Tex judges Leonard Davis and Rodney Gilstrap and Delaware judges Leonard Stark and Sue Robinson.
Rank this Week: 685

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 289

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Oct 30

    Limited Posting Through Halloween

    Limited Posting Through Halloween
    As Halloween comes near, the posting here slows down. But here are a few horror and Halloween-related posts to see you through.
  • Oct 27

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 346 – The New Guy

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 346 – The New Guy
    This week we introduce a new face to the Copyright 2.0 Show as Evan Sheres comes to chat about copyright news and provide his much-needed insight!
  • Oct 27

    3 Count: Unembeddable Result

    3 Count: Unembeddable Result
    EU Court rules embedding isn't infringement, Germany raids homes of suspected pirate operators and lawyer in Zeppelin case in disciplinary hearing.
Rank this Week: 135

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
Rank this Week: 4113

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    The Supreme Court Takes Another Patent Case - On Delayed Entry and NOC Regs s. 8 Damage

    The Supreme Court Takes Another Patent Case - On Delayed Entry and NOC Regs s. 8 Damage
    The Supreme Court of Canada is going to hear another patent case, this one on issues involving the damages regime for delayed entry resulting from the Notice of Compliance Regime. Here's the Court's official summary - which doesn't…
  • Oct 24

    The Copyright Act Political Ad Amendment That Wasn't Tabled

    The Copyright Act Political Ad Amendment That Wasn't Tabled
    In this uniquely tragic and distressing week on Parliament Hill, there was one thing that was a big story a week ago about an event that was rumoured to be on the brink of happening but which has now quietly disappeared from the radar…
  • Oct 16

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place
    As I have suggested before in some detail on April 11, 2014, the Copyright Board is caught between a rock and hard place on the Access Copyright (“AC”) Post-Secondary file and the gap is narrowing.  The withdrawal of the two…
Rank this Week: 1339

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
Rank this Week: 2540

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/
Rank this Week: 2849

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    GANGSTER OR NOT

    GANGSTER OR NOT
    As a huge fan of gangster movies, I was intrigued by a recently filed lawsuit in California.  Although I am familiar with actor Frank Sivero’s work in “The Godfather: Part II” and in “Goodfellas” (left side…
  • Oct 29

    Reeejected!

    Reeejected!
    Think an undefended opposition proceeding is a slam dunk, then you better think again.  In Emminence, LLC v. Lisa Kelly, Opposition No. 91205286 (October 8, 2014), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board dismissed an opposition proceeding…
  • Oct 28

    Does Your Business Have a Chief Branding Officer?

    Does Your Business Have a Chief Branding Officer?
    - Debbie Laskey, MBA Who owns the brand in your business? If your business is top heavy with numerous members in the C-Suite, this may be a difficult question to answer if you don’t have a Chief Marketing Officer. Your Chief Sales…
Rank this Week: 205

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Novelty Irrelevant to Unpatentability Analysi

    Novelty Irrelevant to Unpatentability Analysi
    The court granted defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's event photograph processing patents were invalid for unpatentable subject matter and rejected plaintiff's novelty argument. "The patents in suit merely…
  • Oct 29

    Correction of Obvious Error Saves Patent Claim From Indefinitene

    Correction of Obvious Error Saves Patent Claim From Indefinitene
    The court denied defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's wireless communication patent was invalid as indefinite and granted plaintiff's motion to correct an obvious error in the patent. "During prosecution of [a…
  • Oct 28

    Damages Expert May Not Testify From Memory Concerning Past Transactions Without Producing Documentation

    Damages Expert May Not Testify From Memory Concerning Past Transactions Without Producing Documentation
    The court granted defendant's motion to exclude the testimony of plaintiff's expert regarding a reasonable royalty because his opinion was based on licenses not produced in discovery and the expert was not permitted to testify about the…
Rank this Week: 735

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Oct 30

    Swimming in muddy water

    Swimming in muddy water
    Since the ruling from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the Georgia State copyright case came out two weeks ago, most commentators have come to the same conclusions.  It is a mostly negative ruling, in which publishers actually…
  • Oct 19

    GSU appeal ruling — the more I read, the better it seem

    GSU appeal ruling — the more I read, the better it seem
    Those of us who heard the oral arguments in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals last November, in which the publishers appeal of the District Court ruling favoring fair use in their copyright infringement lawsuit against Georgia State was…
  • Oct 17

    A reversal for Georgia State

    A reversal for Georgia State
    The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has issued its ruling in the publisher appeal of a district court decision that found most instances of electronic reserve copying at Georgia State to be fair use.  The appellate court ruling is 129…
Rank this Week: 1346

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/
  • Oct 30

    Spooktacular Guide To Halloween Trademark

    Spooktacular Guide To Halloween Trademark
    Halloween is one of the fastest growing consumer holidays in the United States. According to the National Retail Federation’s Halloween Consumer Spending Survey, total spending on Halloween in the United States — which…
  • Oct 29

    Fear the Brow: A Look at the Trademarks of the NBA’s Next Big Thing

    Fear the Brow: A Look at the Trademarks of the NBA’s Next Big Thing
    The NBA is back! Since the end of last season, we have written about the impact of LeBron’s return to Cleveland on the trademark world and the rebranding of several NBA franchises. One of the franchises rolling out a new name is the New…
  • Oct 28

    Small Business Owner for the Win- Dunkin’ Respects Cronut Trademark

    Small Business Owner for the Win- Dunkin’ Respects Cronut Trademark
    This weekend I watched a family member’s rural peewee football team play a wealthy suburban team. To say we were out-gunned would be an understatement. The other team had a full roster of backups for every position, their logo painted…
Rank this Week: 2117

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/
  • Oct 30

    USPTO to begin emailing reminders trademark registration renewal deadline

    USPTO to begin emailing reminders trademark registration renewal deadline
    The USPTO announced last week, at the TPAC meeting, that it will begin sending notices via email to trademark registrants about upcoming deadlines for Section 8 declarations of continued use (due between the 5th and 6th anniversary of the…
  • Oct 29

    Great (but unregistered) slogans from Jonathan Adler, ‘your 24 hour pot dealer’ @jonathanadler

    Great (but unregistered) slogans from Jonathan Adler, ‘your 24 hour pot dealer’ @jonathanadler
    I recently rode my bicycle past the Jonathan Adler store in Georgetown. The windows of the home furnishings and pottery store feature great slogans that are memorable and fun! “where lonely sofas meet perky pillows”  …
  • Oct 28

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXI

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXI
    The following is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client registrations obtained from the public records so readers can see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected – and the wide range of…
Rank this Week: 221

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
  • Oct 30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-29
    Google Street View of Quebec woman's breast leads to damages award http://t.co/b3kHskXM0Q -> Hospital privacy violations rife in Ontario http://t.co/LNyBebE2hx -> What CASL in Canada Means for Your Business http://t.co/xkJrmUmUXw ->…
  • Oct 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-27
    Big Pirate Sites 'Raided', Admins on the Run https://t.co/oTWUOywHI0 -> Denmark: Code of Conduct on website blocking http://t.co/LRX0DNtIpW -> Hacked: The escalating arms race against cybercrime http://t.co/2DcJ6GGzqi -> Computer and…
  • Oct 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-26
    Online hate speech could be curtailed under new anti-terror push http://t.co/ac44VLKdHz -> Enterprise Compliance With The CASL Software Provisions – Six Questions For Large Enterprises http://t.co/j9EAEAT5Ao -> Embedding Is Not…
Rank this Week: 2519

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    TTAB Dismisses AGENTLINK 2(d) Opposition: No Priority and No Fraud

    TTAB Dismisses AGENTLINK 2(d) Opposition: No Priority and No Fraud
    Section 2(d) decisions are a dime-a-dozen at the TTAB, but here's one that at least includes some interesting issues. Lighthouse opposed an application to register the mark AGENTLINK for certain insurance agency and brokerage services,…
  • Oct 29

    WYHA? TTAB Affirms Mere Descriptiveness Refusal of POLITICS FUNNIEST RAP BATTLES

    WYHA? TTAB Affirms Mere Descriptiveness Refusal of POLITICS FUNNIEST RAP BATTLES
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark POLITICS FUNNIEST RAP BATTLES, deeming it merely descriptive of entertainment services featuring scripted and improvised rap battles between political figures. Examining Attorney Christopher Law…
  • Oct 28

    TTAB TEST: Are Bath Salts and Customer Loyalty Programs Related for Section 2(d) Purposes?

    TTAB TEST: Are Bath Salts and Customer Loyalty Programs Related for Section 2(d) Purposes?
    Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters opposed an application to register the mark ANTHO in the form shown here, for bath salts, baths soaps, cosmetics, and other personal products, claiming a likelihood of confusion with the common law mark…
Rank this Week: 278

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Oct 30

    Groups Partner to Address Counterfeiting, Piracy by Femi Adekoya | The Guardian

    Groups Partner to Address Counterfeiting, Piracy by Femi Adekoya | The Guardian
    The Anti-Counterfeiting Collaboration (ACC) and the International Trademark Association (INTA) have partnered to use a roundtable forum scheduled to hold on November 4th, 2014 in Lagos, to discuss ways to effectively address counterfeiting…
  • Oct 29

    Arraigns Four Over Counterfeit Products by Joseph Onyekwere | The Guardian

    Arraigns Four Over Counterfeit Products by Joseph Onyekwere | The Guardian
    THE National Agency for Food and Drug Administration has arraigned four persons before a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly dealing in unregistered products.  The four persons, who were separately apprehended and charged…
  • Oct 28

    NGOs Collaborate to Tackle Counterfeiting, Piracy by Crusoe Osagie | THISDAY Live

    NGOs Collaborate to Tackle Counterfeiting, Piracy by Crusoe Osagie | THISDAY Live
    Two nonprofit organisations, Anti-Counterfeiting Collaboration (ACC) and the International Trademark Association (INTA) have entered into partnership to discuss ways to effectively address counterfeiting and piracy issues in Nigeria. The…
Rank this Week: 1699

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

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

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Oct 30

    Environmental Regulation: Can China Afford Caution?

    Environmental Regulation: Can China Afford Caution?
    [T]o forestall more serious, systemic environmental issues, Beijing will have to be preemptive rather than reactive with regulation. In everything from modernizing its recycling industry to improving regulations on rare earth mining, the…
  • Oct 29

    BBC News – China ‘to protect whistle-blowers’ amid…

    BBC News – China ‘to protect whistle-blowers’ amid…
    BBC News – China ‘to protect whistle-blowers’ amid corruption fight bbc.in/1sIjLGZ — I’m very skeptical on this one © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post…
  • Oct 29

    Regulating capital flows at both ends | VOX http:/…

    Regulating capital flows at both ends | VOX http:/…
    Regulating capital flows at both ends | VOX bit.ly/1tkGIUd — methinks this is a tough sell for some Western economies © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 3579

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Oct 29

    President and Fellows of Harvard College v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    President and Fellows of Harvard College v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- One of the most iconic inventions of the biotechnology era is the "Harvard Oncomouse" invented by Philip Leder and Timothy Stewart in the early 1980's. One of the first transgenic mice transformed with DNA encoding…
  • Oct 28

    Examination of Myriad-Mayo Guidance Comments -- University Community Joint Comment

    Examination of Myriad-Mayo Guidance Comments -- University Community Joint Comment
    By Donald Zuhn -- On March 4, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a guidance memorandum, entitled "Guidance For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, & Natural…
  • Oct 27

    PTAB Update -- Is "Broadest Reasonable Interpretation" the Appropriate Standard?

    PTAB Update -- Is "Broadest Reasonable Interpretation" the Appropriate Standard?
    By Andrew Williams -- One of the more controversial rules concerning PTAB trials promulgated by the USPTO in the wake of the America Invents Act was the adoption of the "broadest reasonable interpretation" ("BRI") claim construction standard…
Rank this Week: 261

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 2011

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
  • Oct 29

    Whose Lawsuit Is It Anyway?

    Whose Lawsuit Is It Anyway?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: I’m dealing with a presenter who wants to cancel two weeks out due to poor ticket sales. While it’s not a huge engagement fee, my artist has already contracted…
  • Oct 22

    Enter the Cockroach, Stage Left

    Enter the Cockroach, Stage Left
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: My artist has an O-1 visa which expires in April 2015. We want to add a new engagement in May 2015. Can we just file for a “visa extension” or do we have to file…
  • Oct 8

    Bring Out Your Dead!

    Bring Out Your Dead!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: Many years ago I hired an attorney to create an LLC for me, but I wound up never using it. Recently, I was presented with another business opportunity, but I’d like to…
Rank this Week: 3489

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    ClearVu Judgment Copy

    ClearVu Judgment Copy
    Here is the link to the judgment and the link to yesterday's post can be obtained here.
  • Oct 29

    South Africa CLEARVU ruling out today - keyword advertising

    South Africa CLEARVU ruling out today - keyword advertising
    Cochrane Steelhad sought to interdict M-Systems for passing off because it bid on CLEARVU as a Google keyword generating adverts for its own products. The court held that where the use is solely as a keyword (i.e. it is not visible in the…
  • Oct 28

    Ebola & IP, Adwords decision

    Ebola & IP, Adwords decision
    It did not take long for an article to appear seeking to blame intellectual property for perpetuating the Ebola crisis affecting West Africa, and here it is: "Ebola Vaccine Delay May Be Due To An Intellectual Property Dispute":"For the past…
Rank this Week: 3730

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4978