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Web-Tones

Web-Tones

Covers copyright, patents, privacy and trademark. By the Digital Business Law Group.

http://www.lawtechtv.com/
  • Aug 20

    FREE HIPAA Implementation Detailed Project Plan

    FREE HIPAA Implementation Detailed Project Plan
    This Post contains access to the new HIPAA Implementation Detailed Project Plan. The HIPAA Implementation Project Plan is organized by Chunks/Sprints to support rapid completion your HIPAA Compliance Initiative ("HCI"). High-Level Tracks…
  • Aug 13

    State Laws, Breach Notification & the Protection of Personal Data

    State Laws, Breach Notification & the Protection of Personal Data
    At the HIPAA Survival Guide and the Digital Business Law Group we are starting to grapple with the much broader question of when state laws require breach notification. As the NCSL states in their overview on this topic: Forty-eight…
  • Aug 11

    The NIST Assessment Criticality Model!

    The NIST Assessment Criticality Model!
    The notion of "Criticality Analysis" is NOT foreign to the HIPAA Security Rule ("SR"). The SR addresses (in part) this requirement as part of the implementation specifications for the Contingency Standard in the Administrative Safeguards:…
Rank this Week: 4035

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    When "mayo" is not manyonnaise, yet still is mayonnnaise: All a matter of the label?

    When "mayo" is not manyonnaise, yet still is mayonnnaise: All a matter of the label?
    When is “mayo” not mayonnaise yet still can be called “mayo”, even when the product has no egg-based ingredient? This Kat was reminded of this question in reading recently that Hampton Creek, Inc., a much ballyhooed,…
  • Aug 18

    Friday fantasie

    Friday fantasie
    I heard IP events?CITMA Autumn Conference -- IP and social media12th October 2017, 10am – 7pmHyatt Regency BirminghamEarn 5 hours’ CPDRegistration has opened, see further details here. UNION-IP September Dinner Meeting -…
  • Aug 18

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat Last Week!

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat Last Week!
    Been away and want to catch up with last week's IP news? No problem! As always, IPKat is here to bring you a quick summary - the 159th edition of Never Too Late.Keeping one eye open for the latest IP newsCross-undertaking in damages - Napp…
Rank this Week: 509

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 20

    Right to a Jury Trial in Patent Validity / Revocation

    Right to a Jury Trial in Patent Validity / Revocation
    by Dennis Crouch Oil States Energy Services, LLC, v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC., now pending before the Supreme Court raises one important question: Issue: Whether inter partes review … violates the Constitution by…
  • Aug 19

    Short Non-Precedential Opinions?

    Short Non-Precedential Opinions?
    by Dennis Crouch Many of us have been criticizing the Federal Circuit new proclivity to issue no-opinion judgment – particularly in patent cases stemming from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The Court appears to be…
  • Aug 18

    Breathing Preambles and Patent Ambiguity

    Breathing Preambles and Patent Ambiguity
    Georgetown Rail v. Holland (Fed. Cir. 2017) In a prior post, I noted that the Federal Circuit initially released this appellate decision under seal but requested that the parties show cause as to why it should remain under seal.  After…
Rank this Week: 614

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 4405

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
Rank this Week: 2059

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 19

    ACI Paragraph IV Disputes Conference

    ACI Paragraph IV Disputes Conference
    American Conference Institute (ACI) will be holding its 5th Annual Paragraph IV Disputes master symposium on October 2-3, 2017 in Chicago, IL. ACI faculty will provide insights into: • The impact of TC Heartland on jurisdiction and venue…
  • Aug 19

    Webinar on Sovereign Immunity as Inter Partes Defense

    Webinar on Sovereign Immunity as Inter Partes Defense
    Technology Transfer Tactics will be offering a webinar entitled "Sovereign Immunity as Inter Partes Defense: Legal Guidance and Analysis of Impact on Licensing" on September 6, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (Eastern). Kerry S. Taylor and Peter…
  • Aug 19

    Webinar on Patent Cooperation Treaty

    Webinar on Patent Cooperation Treaty
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Patent Cooperation Treaty: Evaluating the Benefits and Risks, Obtaining International Patent Protection -- Navigating the PCT, Priority, Selection of International Authorities, PCT…
Rank this Week: 1077

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Justin bieber @ metlife stadium in east rutherford, nj, metlife stadium, august 23

    Justin bieber @ metlife stadium in east rutherford, nj, metlife stadium, august 23
    Who replaced former drummer John Kiffmeyer in 1990 prior to the recording of the band’s second studio album, want to beat the bulge? Others were suspicious about the timing of the drills, love you so much my cute. AZ and is known for…
  • Aug 19

    Ringo starr @ abraham chavez theatre in el paso, tx, abraham chavez theatre, october 30

    Ringo starr @ abraham chavez theatre in el paso, tx, abraham chavez theatre, october 30
    The current line, you agree to the Universal Music Group Privacy Policy. The All Starrs include Todd Rundgren, ringo starr @ abraham chavez theatre in el paso, tx, abraham chavez theatre, october 30 Starr announced a fall 2017 U. Alongside an…
  • Aug 19

    Tuxedo @ the independent, the independent, may 14

    Tuxedo @ the independent, the independent, may 14
    Line gown tuxedo @ the independent, the independent, may 14 misty tulle features layers of decadent hand, she came to us from somewhere in the neighborhood. Son of Barbara and Bob Swanson, and a warm fuzzy critter to have around. In lieu of…
Rank this Week: 520

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

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

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • Aug 19

    Convocatoria para postulación de proyectos de investigación en GlaxoSmithKline México

    Convocatoria para postulación de proyectos de investigación en GlaxoSmithKline México
    Por Mercedes López Ciudad de México.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Promover el desarrollo de proyectos de investigación de nuevos blancos terapéuticos en los que participen diferentes grupos de…
  • Aug 18

    Garage Hub, programación y robótica al alcance de todo

    Garage Hub, programación y robótica al alcance de todo
    Por Karla Navarro Ensenada, Baja California.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Facilitar la incursión de niños y jóvenes de Baja California en temas de tecnología e innovación es la meta principal de…
  • Aug 18

    ¡Salud!, con cerveza funcional

    ¡Salud!, con cerveza funcional
    Por Felipe Sánchez Banda Piedras Negras, Coahuila. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Ante el crecimiento de la producción y consumo de cerveza en México y la tendencia de generar alimentos con beneficios a la salud,…
Rank this Week: 120

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Music Artist will.i.am Cannot Trademark “I Am”

    Music Artist will.i.am Cannot Trademark “I Am”
    In re i.am.symbolic, llc, William Adams, better known by his stage name “will.i.am”, was refused registration of a Trademark for “I AM” on the ground of a likelihood of confusion with registered marks. The Federal…
  • Aug 19

    Viewers stream 7 billion hours of content on Roku

    Viewers stream 7 billion hours of content on Roku
    Roku offers 5,000 streaming channels through its Channel Store and, to help consumers find interesting content more easily, it has developed a channel-targeting technology protected by U.S. Patent No. 8627388 titled Method and Apparatus for…
  • Aug 18

    Crocs loses inter partes reexam, will appeal rejection of design patent for ornamental footwear

    Crocs loses inter partes reexam, will appeal rejection of design patent for ornamental footwear
    Boulder, CO-based shoe manufacturer Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CROX) had a design patent rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent struck by the USPTO is U.S. Patent No. D517789. Issued in March 2006 and assigned to Crocs, it…
Rank this Week: 4897

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 19

    Music Artist will.i.am Cannot Trademark “I Am”

    Music Artist will.i.am Cannot Trademark “I Am”
    In re i.am.symbolic, llc, William Adams, better known by his stage name “will.i.am”, was refused registration of a Trademark for “I AM” on the ground of a likelihood of confusion with registered marks. The Federal…
  • Aug 19

    Viewers stream 7 billion hours of content on Roku

    Viewers stream 7 billion hours of content on Roku
    Roku offers 5,000 streaming channels through its Channel Store and, to help consumers find interesting content more easily, it has developed a channel-targeting technology protected by U.S. Patent No. 8627388 titled Method and Apparatus for…
  • Aug 18

    Crocs loses inter partes reexam, will appeal rejection of design patent for ornamental footwear

    Crocs loses inter partes reexam, will appeal rejection of design patent for ornamental footwear
    Boulder, CO-based shoe manufacturer Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CROX) had a design patent rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent struck by the USPTO is U.S. Patent No. D517789. Issued in March 2006 and assigned to Crocs, it…
Rank this Week: 3805

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1464

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Nikki Siesel, Esq. of the Law Offices Of Joseph C. Messina.

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    The Doctrine Of Foreign Equivalents Is Alive And Well

    The Doctrine Of Foreign Equivalents Is Alive And Well
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) issued a decision two days ago that reaffirmed to trademark practitioners that the doctrine of foreign equivalents must be seriously considered when conducting trademark…
  • Jul 31

    After CAFC’s Decision In Earnhardt, TTAB Must Take Greater Care In Surname Determination

    After CAFC’s Decision In Earnhardt, TTAB Must Take Greater Care In Surname Determination
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded the Board’s findings in Teresa H. Earnhardt v. Kerry Earnhardt, Inc., Opposition Nos. 91205331 and 91205338 (February 26, 2016). The Applicant sought to…
  • Jul 14

    Williams-Sonoma Is Refused Registration Of The Mark MANHATTAN

    Williams-Sonoma Is Refused Registration Of The Mark MANHATTAN
    It appears that more often than not the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board” or the “TTAB”) issues favorable decisions for the big corporations. However, this one came down against Williams-Sonoma Inc. (the…
Rank this Week: 2438

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: 47

Pay or Play

Pay or Play

Covers entertainment law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://payorplay.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 18

    Creator of NBA 2K16 Warns Tattoo Lawsuit Could Leave Lasting Impression

    Creator of NBA 2K16 Warns Tattoo Lawsuit Could Leave Lasting Impression
    A multi-million dollar lawsuit for copyright infringement against Take Two Software, the creators of NBA 2K16 has proved to be anything but a slam dunk.  The alleged infringement concerns player avatars displaying tattoos worn by several…
  • Aug 16

    Three Takeaways from the Disney/Netflix Split

    Three Takeaways from the Disney/Netflix Split
    The media community has been buzzing with the news that Disney plans to launch its own digital subscription channel for movies and series content. Its current license deal with Netflix expires at the end of 2018, after which new Disney and…
  • Aug 4

    ACLU Files Amicus Brief in Defamation Suit Against HBO for Last Week Tonight Episode

    ACLU Files Amicus Brief in Defamation Suit Against HBO for Last Week Tonight Episode
    The West Virginia branch of the American Civil Liberties Union recently filed an amicus brief in support of John Oliver, HBO and Time Warner, all of whom have been named as defendants in a defamation lawsuit filed by coal mogul, Robert…
Rank this Week: 1660

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Aug 18

    TWiL 396: The Possibilities Are Endle

    TWiL 396: The Possibilities Are Endle
    Star Trek mock ups and fair Suess. Stripes, chevrons, what's the use? Join Denise Howell, Mike Keyes, Mark McKenna, and Matthew Curtis as they discuss tiki torches and brand management. LinkedIn is enjoined, what will they do? Dog selfies -…
  • Aug 11

    TWiL 395: Outsourcing Bias and Whale

    TWiL 395: Outsourcing Bias and Whale
    Is Naruto the real Naruto? A competitive market for hacker mercenaries? Join Denise Howell, Emory Roane, and Matthew Curtis dissects whether humans are biologically unsuited for IT employment. Is Disney following COPPA or following you? Can…
  • Aug 4

    TWiL 394: Covering Your Bot

    TWiL 394: Covering Your Bot
    Federal privacy complaint for Google's program to track shoppers, Roomba CEO says they won't sell maps of users' homes... or will they? Where does your car's collected data go? Anonymous browsing data can be exposed, what happens when the…
Rank this Week: 233

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Aug 18

    Game Companies Using Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) As Part of Litigation Strategy

    Game Companies Using Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) As Part of Litigation Strategy
    We’ve previously written with updates about inter partes reviews (“IPRs”), where an accused infringer files a petition with the US Patent and Trademark Office arguing that the asserted patent should’ve never been…
  • Aug 18

    Atari sues Nestle over Breakout Advertisement

    Atari sues Nestle over Breakout Advertisement
    Atari Interactive, Inc. v. Nestlé, SANo. 3:17-CV-04803-SK (N.D. Cal. Aug. 17, 2017)On August 17, 2017, Atari Interactive sued Nestlé, alleging that a Nestlé KIT KAT® advertisement titled “Kit Kat:…
  • Aug 11

    Another Nintendo Switch Lawsuit, this time against GameStop

    Another Nintendo Switch Lawsuit, this time against GameStop
    Wireless Accessory Retaining, LLC v. GameStop Corp.No. 2:17-CV-167-RWS (N.D. Ga. Aug. 9, 2017)Fresh on the heels of Gamevice’s lawsuit against Nintendo, which we discussed in a previous post, Wireless Accessory Retaining, LLC has filed…
Rank this Week: 439

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

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

http://www.commlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3110

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 83

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: 2082

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 18

    As First NAFTA Round Opens in Secrecy, Digital Rights Groups Fear Another TPP

    As First NAFTA Round Opens in Secrecy, Digital Rights Groups Fear Another TPP
    The opening round of a series of negotiations over a proposed revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began this week in Washington, D.C. between trade representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Already it is…
  • Aug 17

    Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression

    Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression
    In the wake of Charlottesville, both GoDaddy and Google have refused to manage the domain registration for the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that, in the words of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is “dedicated to spreading…
  • Aug 17

    Student Privacy Tips for Parent

    Student Privacy Tips for Parent
    The beginning of the school year is right around the corner. Over the summer, your school may have acquired new devices, software, and educational technology (or ed tech) to use in classrooms. Or, your school may have expanded existing…
Rank this Week: 1977

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    Wireless Messaging Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​

    Wireless Messaging Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​
    Following a jury trial, the court denied defendant's renewed motion for judgment as a matter of law on the ground that plaintiff’s messaging patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the asserted claims were not directed…
  • Aug 17

    Failure to Provide Examiner With Copy of PTAB Decision Does Not Establish Inequitable Conduct​

    Failure to Provide Examiner With Copy of PTAB Decision Does Not Establish Inequitable Conduct​
    The magistrate judge recommended granting plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment that their patents were not unenforceable for inequitable conduct or unclean hands because the failure to submit a copy of a disclosed PGR institution decision…
  • Aug 16

    TC Heartland Applies to Unincorporated Associations, Such as LLCs​

    TC Heartland Applies to Unincorporated Associations, Such as LLCs​
    The court transferred plaintiff's patent infringement action for improper venue and rejected plaintiff's argument that TC Heartland did not apply to limited liability companies like defendant. "The Supreme Court explicitly limited its…
Rank this Week: 4107

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    When Will a Court Order a Patent Infringer to Stop Infringing?

    When Will a Court Order a Patent Infringer to Stop Infringing?
    If an infringer copies your patented invention, a judge should make them stop, right?   Not necessarily. An order from a judge directing someone to do or not do something (such as to stop infringing your patent) is called an…
  • Aug 11

    Ask Dr. Copyright about Postage Stamps, Public Artworks and Copyright Infringement

    Ask Dr. Copyright about Postage Stamps, Public Artworks and Copyright Infringement
    Dear Doc:   I’ve heard that when the Post Office makes a mistake in printing a stamp, they can really increase in value. I’ve also heard that the USPS made a whopper of a mistake that is headed for court soon. What can you…
  • Aug 4

    How to Pick a Trademark that Won’t be Rejected by the Patent and Trademark Office

    How to Pick a Trademark that Won’t be Rejected by the Patent and Trademark Office
    At Lipton, Weinberger & Husick, we spend a lot of time reviewing office actions issued to clients who filed trademarks on their own or with a trademark service like LegalZoom or Trademarkia. Registration services provide only the bare…
Rank this Week: 4543

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Aug 18

    “Richard Prince’s working methods…apparently not an ‘aesthetic alteration’”

    “Richard Prince’s working methods…apparently not an ‘aesthetic alteration’”
    We noted last month that the copyright infringement suit against Richard Prince is moving forward. Here’s an interesting article co-authored by copyright guru, Bob Clarida (and Robert Bernstein), on the strategic aspect of Prince asking…
  • Aug 18

    Gerhard Richter Painting Part of Major Lawsuit

    Gerhard Richter Painting Part of Major Lawsuit
    The Richter [up for auction at Phillips last November] had been guaranteed for $24 million by 28-year-old Beijing businessman and art collector Zhang Chang. But Zhang has so far refused to pay. Zhang’s refusal to make good on his…
  • Aug 15

    The Status of Fair Use in the Jeff Koons Era

    The Status of Fair Use in the Jeff Koons Era
    Interesting article on the five lawsuits brought against Jeff Koons for his appropriation of copyrighted works. Depending on who you ask, the doctrine of fair use has either been clarified or muddled. One thing the ’80s could not have…
Rank this Week: 4463

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Joint IP Ownership Right

    Joint IP Ownership Right
    New ideas, creations, and business ventures are often the product of collaboration.  If lawyers had their way, a written agreement would precede every creative collaboration.  Of course, this is not the case.  Collaborators…
  • Aug 17

    My Namesake Triumphs: Tiffany & Co. awarded $19.35 million

    My Namesake Triumphs: Tiffany & Co. awarded $19.35 million
    The four year saga ended (at least for now) with Tiffany & Co. being awarded for its vigorous fight to maintain its trademark and protect against genericide.  As previously reported, Tiffany & Co. filed suit against Costco…
  • Aug 14

    Joust Do It? A New Form of Nike Battle Cry?

    Joust Do It? A New Form of Nike Battle Cry?
    By now, you’re familiar with my enjoyment in capturing and sharing new billboard signage that hits the streets of the Twin Cities. Question, what tagline might have inspired this one? Was the Minnesota Renaissance Festival inspired by…
Rank this Week: 39

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Aug 18

    Tattoo Copyright Infringement Suit Dribbles On

    Tattoo Copyright Infringement Suit Dribbles On
    Readers of this blog may remember that Solid Oaks Sketches filed a copyright infringement suit against Take-2 Software, the maker of the NBA 2K video game, claiming that its reproduction of several tattoos worn by famous basketball players…
  • Aug 16

    The CopyKat - mid August musings for copyright monkey

    The CopyKat - mid August musings for copyright monkey
    US Judge declines to dismiss criminal charges against Kickass Torrents OwnerFor years in the USA, there's been ample debate and scholarly literature over whether there really exists a crime for secondary copyright infringement. On Friday, a…
  • Aug 5

    Former Professional Wrestler Sues Van Morrison for Using his Likeness without Authorization

    Former Professional Wrestler Sues Van Morrison for Using his Likeness without Authorization
    Billy Two Rivers, a former professional wrestler, is suing musician Van Morrison and his record label company, claiming that, by using his likeness on the cover of the upcoming Roll With the Punches album, they infringed his right of…
Rank this Week: 1993

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Aug 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/18/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/18/17
    Court Confirms the Obvious: Aiding and Abetting Criminal Copyright Infringement Is a Crime — Devlin Hartline has a great analysis of the recent decision to not dismiss criminal charges against the owner and operator of alleged pirate…
  • Aug 16

    Copyright and the Historical Record

    Copyright and the Historical Record
    On August 18, 1787, James Madison proposed to the Constitutional Convention what would become Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Constitution, granting Congress the authority to make copyright (and patent) laws. To mark 230 years…
  • Aug 11

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/11/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/11/17
    Cheerleader Uniform IP Case Ends With Unusual Settlement — Following its defeat in the Supreme Court over the question of whether the visual designs on cheerleader uniforms it was accused of copying were protected by copyright, Star…
Rank this Week: 4493

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Aug 18

    The great free speech online debate

    The great free speech online debate
    One of the most over-used (yet true) legal comparisons in Internet regulation studies is to contrast the European and US approaches to freedom of speech when it comes to cyberspace. The United States favours an almost unlimited view of…
  • Aug 8

    Should academics try to engage the public?

    Should academics try to engage the public?
    This may seem like an odd title given the fact that I write a blog and I also have an active social media presence. But the question of public engagement is one that does come up often in academic circles, where we are increasingly encouraged…
  • Aug 8

    Should academics try to engage the public?

    Should academics try to engage the public?
    This may seem like an odd title given the fact that I write a blog and I also have an active social media presence. But the question of public engagement is one that does come up often in academic circles, where we are increasingly encouraged…
Rank this Week: 586

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

Summary of recent decisions by boards of appeal of the European patent office (EPO).

http://dp-patentlaw.blogspot.nl/
  • Aug 18

    T 1921/12 Who should sign a 'decision'

    T 1921/12 Who should sign a 'decision'
    In this decision the Board of Appeal is annoyed about the fact that a Rule 140 Correction of a decision of the Examining Division (signed by the whole division) and a Rule 139 Correction of an obvious error (signed only by the primary…
  • Aug 9

    T 2369/12 - Everything you submit can and will be used against you?

    T 2369/12 - Everything you submit can and will be used against you?
    The Examining Division held a particular auxiliary request not to be disclosed in a manner sufficiently clear and complete for it to be carried out by a person skilled in the art (Article 83 EPC).In the appeal, the applicant now appellant…
  • Aug 4

    T 488/16 - Not plausible at the filing date

    T 488/16 - Not plausible at the filing date
    Is it plausible that the compound had the effect?In this opposition appeal the effect (inhibiting PTK activity) of the claimed compound (dasatinib) was supported with post-published documents: documents (9) and (10) filed during the…
Rank this Week: 1835

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/
  • Aug 18

    The Real World

    The Real World
    Karen Bradshaw, Settling for Natural Resource Damages, 40 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 211 (2016). James W. Coleman, How Cheap Is Corporate Talk? Comparing Companies’ Comments on Regulations with Their Securities Disclosures, 40 Harv. Envtl.…
  • Aug 17

    Democracy Unchained

    Democracy Unchained
    K. Sabeel Rahman, Private Power, Public Values: Regulating Social Infrastructure in a Changing Economy, 39 Cardozo L. Rev. 5 (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN. Frank Pasquale In the mid-2000s, digital activists spearheaded the…
  • Aug 16

    The Discreet Charm of Conveyancing on the Blockchain

    The Discreet Charm of Conveyancing on the Blockchain
    Jeanne L. Schroeder, Bitcoin and the Uniform Commercial Code, 24 U. Miami Bus. L. Rev. 1 (2016). Anna Gelpern When Adam Levitin and I taught The Law of Money seminar a year ago, not one student chose to write about bitcoin. We congratulated…
Rank this Week: 4473

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    TTAB Test: Is UHAI (Swahili) Confusble with LIFE FOR HAIR & Design for Hair Care Products?

    TTAB Test: Is UHAI (Swahili) Confusble with LIFE FOR HAIR & Design for Hair Care Products?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark UHAI for "Hair care products, namely, shampoo, conditioner, oil, gel, foam, spray, styling custard, hair regrowth kits comprised primarily non-medicated exfoliating scrub, scalp serum and temple balm…
  • Aug 17

    TTAB Test: Is BON BON & Design Confusable With BON O BON for Candy?

    TTAB Test: Is BON BON & Design Confusable With BON O BON for Candy?
    Arcor S.A.I.C. opposed an application to register the mark BON BON in the design form shown below, for "Confectionery made of sugar, namely, candy, sweets, caramels" [BON BON disclaimed] in view of its registered mark BON O BON in standard…
  • Aug 16

    GOLDEN DOODLE Merely Descriptive of Retail Gifts Shops, Says TTAB

    GOLDEN DOODLE Merely Descriptive of Retail Gifts Shops, Says TTAB
    In a six-page opinion, the Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(1) refusal of GOLDEN DOODLE, finding the proposed mark merely descriptive of "On-line retail gift shops; On-line retail store services featuring apparel and accessories; Retail store…
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Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
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Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Au secours, la rentrée approche ! Brevet US1604087
  • Aug 15

    T758/12 : plan, principe et méthode

    T758/12 : plan, principe et méthode
    Il est rare qu'une demande soit rejetée sur le fondement de l'article 52(2) c) CBE, car il suffit d'ajouter une caractéristique technique pour échapper à l'objection. En voici toutefois un exemple, dans le domaine…
  • Aug 10

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Une invention de saison: la chaise de plage qui suit les mouvements du soleil. Brevet US5944384
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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 36

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 17

    Can Trader Joe's Stop My Book?

    Can Trader Joe's Stop My Book?
    Dear Rich: I wrote an 84-page culinary history book proposing that Trader Joe's changed the way America eats. I self-published it recently (as it is their 50th anniversary this year.) The book analyzes a March 1982 flyer, which TJ's had…
  • Aug 10

    Can We Get Patent Rights Back From Our Employer?

    Can We Get Patent Rights Back From Our Employer?
    Dear Rich: Almost two years ago I had an idea and with two other guys that I worked with. We developed a product completely outside of work (none of our jobs were in hardware design etc.). We took almost a year to get the product right, but…
  • Aug 2

    Should I Submit Fabric Designs to Vida?

    Should I Submit Fabric Designs to Vida?
    Dear Rich: I built my business on printing my designs on fabric and making stuff. Now there's a handy service (VIDA) that makes stuff with your uploaded design and sells it to others. That makes it easier. I am just leery of any "catches."…
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Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Aug 17

    COSON Week 2017 Set for October 29 to November 4

    COSON Week 2017 Set for October 29 to November 4
    Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) is set to hold the 2017 COSON Week from October 29 to November 4, 2017. The week is expected to include ‘7 special events’ at ‘7 special venues’ over ‘7 [...] The post COSON…
  • Aug 17

    Recall of Lots of Nitroglycerin Injection

    Recall of Lots of Nitroglycerin Injection
    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is alerting the public that the Singapore Health Science Authority (HSA) has issued a recall of all unexpired lots of Nitroglycerin injection manufactured by…
  • Aug 16

    Court Rejects Infringement Claim against Alan Jackson

    Court Rejects Infringement Claim against Alan Jackson
    A United States District Court has dismissed a copyright infringement case filed by a North Carolina Songwriter, Timothy Arnett, against legendary country star, Alan Jackson. Arnett filed the case on October 27, 2016 alleging that [...] The…
Rank this Week: 1924

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Aug 17

    * The Sausage Factory (TM)

    * The Sausage Factory (TM)
    17 Seconds #39 Clocktower Law is committed to continuously improving its service. On 07/30/17 we launched The Sausage FactoryTM, a website powered by MAMP (open source software for the macOS operating system, the Apache web server, the MySQL…
  • Aug 1

    * Old Dogs, New Trick

    * Old Dogs, New Trick
    LawLawLaw #43: Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and trademarks),…
  • Jul 17

    * Why We PMC: The MCats Band Story

    * Why We PMC: The MCats Band Story
    17 Seconds #38 [Editor’s note: This edition of “17 Seconds” has been heavily cross-posted (on clocktowerlaw.com, erikjheels.com, giantpeople.com, mcatsband.org, Facebook, and LinkedIn) because cancer sucks!] On Sunday…
Rank this Week: 641

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 1839

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 3551

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 17

    Crocs Denied Patent for Plastic Shoe Design

    Crocs Denied Patent for Plastic Shoe Design
    IPNews® - Popular footwear company, Crocs, has received a third rejection of its design patent application for its popular shoe design. Crocs’ shoe design was deemed unoriginal and there are reports that the design was already in…
  • Aug 9

    Mississippi Business Man Files Trademark for "N" word

    Mississippi Business Man Files Trademark for "N" word
    IPNews® - A businessman from Mississippi has applied to trademark the “N” word in an attempt to transform the word away from a racial slur. Curtis Bordenave wants us to redefine the word and instead give it a positive meaning.…
  • Aug 3

    Pierogi Fest Trademark Battle Heats Up

    Pierogi Fest Trademark Battle Heats Up
    IPNews® - A pierogi is at the center of a trademark battle in Pennsylvania.  One pierogi festival claims trademark infringement, while the other claims there are no grounds for consumer confusion.  After legal action was…
Rank this Week: 3463

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 276

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3427

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Aug 17

    M&A in the fashion retail sector

    M&A in the fashion retail sector
    Over the last two years, many household names in the fashion retail industry have disappeared from the Canadian market. In the wake of the ecommerce boom, many stores have raised the white flag and closed their doors. Although ecommerce is a…
  • Aug 16

    Virtual data rooms: don’t let the cloud cloud your judgment

    Virtual data rooms: don’t let the cloud cloud your judgment
    Platforms that were once physical in nature – such as data rooms – are increasingly becoming digitized. The cloud has opened up new frontiers for data storage: It offers large amounts of storage, collaborative file sharing, and…
  • Aug 16

    The perfect union: maximizing post-integration value

    The perfect union: maximizing post-integration value
    As we have discussed in previous posts, the post-closing phase of an M&A deal can be a difficult one, with 30% of integration deals not achieving their revenue goals. Competing organizational structures, technology, and cultures between…
Rank this Week: 1741

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 17

    Emma: The Writing Identity and Authorship AI

    Emma: The Writing Identity and Authorship AI
    Emma is a new AI that claims to be able to detect who the author of a work is, I decided to put it to the test with some interesting results. The post Emma: The Writing Identity and Authorship AI appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 17

    3 Count: Private Channel

    3 Count: Private Channel
    Roku begins cracking down on private channels, Spinrilla refuses to hand over its source code and yet another Game of Thrones leak. The post 3 Count: Private Channels appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 16

    3 Count: Sports Streaming

    3 Count: Sports Streaming
    Showtime sues to prevent illegal streaming of the upcoming fight, stream blocking has an impact on Premiere League matches in the UK and more! The post 3 Count: Sports Streaming appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 767

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 17

    When the cookie meets the blockchain

    When the cookie meets the blockchain
    Cryptocurrencies are portrayed as a more anonymous and less traceable method of payment than credit cards. So if you shop online and pay with Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency, how much privacy do you have? In a new paper, we show just how…
  • Aug 8

    Getting serious about research ethics in computer science

    Getting serious about research ethics in computer science
    Digital technology mediates our public and private lives. That makes computer science a powerful discipline, but it also means that ethical considerations are essential in the development of these technologies. Not all new developments may be…
  • Jul 24

    Design Ethics for Gender-Based Violence and Safety Technologie

    Design Ethics for Gender-Based Violence and Safety Technologie
    Authored (and organized) by Kate Sim and Ben Zevenbergen. Digital technologies are increasingly proposed as innovative solution to the problems and threats faced by vulnerable groups such as children, women, and LGBTQ people. However, there…
Rank this Week: 565

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

Features news and commentary on intellectual property law. By McKee, Voorhees & Sease.

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Aug 16

    A Computer Memory System is Not Abstract

    A Computer Memory System is Not Abstract
    Post By Blog Staff In a decision on August 15, 2017, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) reversed and remanded the district court’s decision in Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corporation. The CAFC…
  • Aug 16

    The Most Difficult Definition: Considerations for Defining “Genetically Modified Organism"

    The Most Difficult Definition: Considerations for Defining “Genetically Modified Organism"
    Post By Caitlin M Andersen A patent applicant is free to act as their own lexicographer in drafting an application and may define terms as they see fit. Should a word not be defined explicitly in the application, the Patent Office will…
  • Aug 8

    Domain Name Disputes: A UDRP Primer

    Domain Name Disputes: A UDRP Primer
    Post By Brandon Clark Has someone registered a domain that is identical or strikingly similar to your brand name or trademark? What rights do you have and what legal remedies are available if you or your company find yourself in a dispute…
Rank this Week: 995