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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/
  • Feb 18

    USAID Call for Partnerships: Scaling Investment in Off-Grid Energy Solutions in Africa

    USAID Call for Partnerships: Scaling Investment in Off-Grid Energy Solutions in Africa
    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Development Lab and Power Africa are seeking concept papers for “Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS)” focused on increasing private…
  • Feb 17

    LG Wins Major Victory in Case against Headset Counterfeiter

    LG Wins Major Victory in Case against Headset Counterfeiter
    LG Electronics MobileComm USA has been awarded more than $168 million in damages in a case against Headset Counterfeiters. The court found that the 17 defendants were liable for manufacturing, distributing, trafficking and selling…
  • Feb 14

    Watch Drive.ai’s Self-Driving Car Maneuver California Streets on a Rainy Night

    Watch Drive.ai’s Self-Driving Car Maneuver California Streets on a Rainy Night
    It’s all about self-driving cars these days! Check out a video released by Autonomous vehicle system startup, Drive.ai, showing the company’s test vehicle maneuvering its way through the streets of California. Although…
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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/
  • Feb 18

    ¿Cómo impactan los parques eólicos en las poblaciones de murciélagos?

    ¿Cómo impactan los parques eólicos en las poblaciones de murciélagos?
    Ensenada, Baja California. 9 de febrero de 2017 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Los murciélagos cola libre brasileños (Tadarida brasiliensis) tienen una habilidad para volar que los convierte en eficientes cazadores, pero…
  • Feb 18

    Celebra 10 años clúster de TI en Querétaro

    Celebra 10 años clúster de TI en Querétaro
    Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro. 9 de febrero de 2017 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Con la presencia de empresarios, académicos, así como representantes de instituciones educativas y gubernamentales, el…
  • Feb 18

    César López Camacho y su vacuna contra el zika

    César López Camacho y su vacuna contra el zika
    Puebla, Puebla. 7 de febrero de 2017 (Agencia informativa Conacyt).- Trascender y tener éxito está definido por las expectativas de cada persona, lo importante es que esa trascendencia sirva para algo y ayude a los…
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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/
  • Feb 18

    Mitigating the Increasing Risks of an Insecure Internet of Thing

    Mitigating the Increasing Risks of an Insecure Internet of Thing
    The emergence and proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices on industrial, enterprise, and home networks brings with it unprecedented risk. The potential magnitude of this risk was made concrete in October 2016, when insecure…
  • Feb 15

    Regulation and Anti-Regulation

    Regulation and Anti-Regulation
    [Hi, Freedom to Tinker readers. I’m back at Princeton, having completed my tour of duty as Deputy U.S. CTO, so I can resume writing here. I’ll start with some posts on specific topics, like the one below. As time goes on,…
  • Feb 10

    Engineering around social media border searche

    Engineering around social media border searche
    The latest news is that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering a requirement, while passing through a border checkpoint, to inspect a prospective visitor’s “online presence”. That means immigration officials…
Rank this Week: 176

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 18

    Chief Judge Stark Grants Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment of Patent Ineligibility

    Chief Judge Stark Grants Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment of Patent Ineligibility
    By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in Intellectual Ventures I LLC et al. v. Symantec Corp. et al., C.A. No. 13-440-LPS (D.Del. February 13, 2017), the Court granted Defendants’ motion for summary judgment of…
  • Feb 10

    Judge Andrews Grants in Part Teva’s Motion to Dismiss ANDA Complaint

    Judge Andrews Grants in Part Teva’s Motion to Dismiss ANDA Complaint
    By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Richard G. Andrews in Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. v. Actavis Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 14-1381-RGA (D.Del. February 8, 2017), the Court granted defendant Teva Pharmaceuticals USA,…
  • Feb 10

    District of Delaware Announces Judge Sue Robinson’s Transition to Senior Judge

    District of Delaware Announces Judge Sue Robinson’s Transition to Senior Judge
    The United States District Court for the District of Delaware announced that, effective February 3, 2017, the Honorable Sue L. Robinson, transitioned to Senior Judge.  In the announcement, the Court also set forth certain changes to…
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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/
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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
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IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Feb 18

    Unified Patent Court Agreement under threat?

    Unified Patent Court Agreement under threat?
    It had to happen: the xenophobic press has noticed (courtesy of Douglas Carswell MP, the sole UKIP member in the House of Commons, who has tabled an Early Day Motion) that however hard Brexit may be it presently does not involve trashing the…
  • Jan 7

    Bulgarian radio in licensing dispute, relying on out-of-copyright music

    Bulgarian radio in licensing dispute, relying on out-of-copyright music
    Copyright spat forces Bulgaria radio to play old tunes, reports BBC News. Musicautor, the collecting society, is reported to be demanding three times as much in royalties as before - to bring it into line with other EU countries, it claims.…
  • Dec 2

    Duran Duran and reversion of copyright

    Duran Duran and reversion of copyright
    BBC News reports that the popular music combination Duran Duran have lost a claim in the High Court in which their music publishers sought to prevent them from serving notice to recover their U.S. copyright. Gloucester Place Music…
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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/
  • Feb 18

    What IP Australia Does Not Tell You: If You Want a Patent, You Should Hire a Patent Attorney!

    What IP Australia Does Not Tell You: If You Want a Patent, You Should Hire a Patent Attorney!
    The next time anybody asks me what they need to do to obtain a patent for something they have invented, I shall tell them just one thing: first, find yourself a patent attorney.  Not me, obviously, since I am not currently providing…
  • Feb 15

    USPTO Board Terminates CRISPR Patent Interference

    USPTO Board Terminates CRISPR Patent Interference
    On Wednesday 15 February 2017, the US Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) handed down its much-anticipated decision in the patent interference proceedings initiated by the University of California…
  • Feb 10

    Is This The Exact Day That IP Australia Turned on ‘Business Method’ Patents?

    Is This The Exact Day That IP Australia Turned on ‘Business Method’ Patents?
    On 30 October 2008, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) handed down its en banc decision in In re Bilski, affirming the rejection of patent claims directed to a method of hedging risks in commodities trading.  I have…
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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/
  • Feb 18

    Requisites of a Patent Application: Claims and drawings technically not required on filing date

    Requisites of a Patent Application: Claims and drawings technically not required on filing date
    For as long as I can remember, in order for a nonprovisional utility patent application to be awarded the all important filing date you had to file a specification that adequately described the invention, at least one patent claim and at…
  • Feb 18

    Federal Gag Orders Likely to Change

    Federal Gag Orders Likely to Change
    There is often a tension between the needs of law enforcement and the companies that collect and store the electronic data of individuals. Law enforcement may seek this data from the companies through subpoenas, search warrants, and other…
  • Feb 17

    Michelle Lee seems to be USPTO Director, but Commerce Department Declines Comment

    Michelle Lee seems to be USPTO Director, but Commerce Department Declines Comment
    Michelle Lee seems to still be Director. She is signing patents and Federal Register Notices, but both Commerce and USPTO decline comment on her status... Presumably at some time we will be told who is the Director of the United States Patent…
Rank this Week: 4808

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: 2092

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
Rank this Week: 218

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
  • Feb 17

    Congress Must Protect Americans’ Location Privacy

    Congress Must Protect Americans’ Location Privacy
    Your smartphone, navigation system, fitness device, and more know where you are most of the time. Law enforcement should need a warrant to access the information these technologies track. Lawmakers have a chance to create warrant requirements…
  • Feb 17

    Federal Circuit Sticks By Its Bad Law on Personal Jurisdiction In Patent Case

    Federal Circuit Sticks By Its Bad Law on Personal Jurisdiction In Patent Case
    Xilinx will get to fight patent troll in home court, but many troll targets will still be dragged to distant and inconvenient forums. If a patent troll threatens your company, can you go to your nearest federal court and ask for a ruling that…
  • Feb 17

    A Step Forward in Microsoft’s Legal Battle for Transparency about Government Data Request

    A Step Forward in Microsoft’s Legal Battle for Transparency about Government Data Request
    Last week, a federal court in Seattle issued a ruling in Microsoft’s ongoing challenge to the law that lets courts impose indefinite gag orders on Internet companies when they receive requests for information about their customers.…
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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
  • Feb 17

    Battle Over August Sander Estate?

    Battle Over August Sander Estate?
    Or is it merely a misunderstanding as to what an “estate” is, legally and colloquially?
  • Feb 9

    “The Left Has Shanghaied Copyright”

    “The Left Has Shanghaied Copyright”
    The Federalist’s Robin Ridless takes some clean power-punches at the “ivy-cloistered radicalism” of the “all-appropriation-is-fair-use” jihadists. Here’s one example, To read a sampling of current…
  • Feb 8

    Can the “artworld” Resist President Trump? Don’t Count On It.

    Can the “artworld” Resist President Trump? Don’t Count On It.
    The Washington Post’s Tom Rachman shoots several zingers and comedy and farce that “political art” has become. Example number one: “Today, ‘politicized artist’ is as likely to evoke a whiny, entitled,…
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this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Feb 17

    TWiL 377: Hobbyists Have Lobbyist

    TWiL 377: Hobbyists Have Lobbyist
    The year ownership broke, licensed music for your Facebook videos, UK Piracy Alers, printer cartridge patents in the Supreme Court, your rights if border agents want to search your phone, and more! Hosts: Denise Howell and J. Michael Keyes…
  • Feb 10

    TWiL 376: Assault With A Deadly Tweet

    TWiL 376: Assault With A Deadly Tweet
    9th Circuit rules against the travel ban, drones at the Superbowl, long distance assault over Twitter, experience with an AI lawyer, Lawyer Slack, and more! Hosts: Denise Howell and J. Michael Keyes Guest: Keith Lee Download or subscribe…
  • Feb 3

    TWiL 375: Making Lawyers Sexy Again

    TWiL 375: Making Lawyers Sexy Again
    Ben Wizner of the ACLU joins Denise Howell, Emory Roane and J. Michael Keyes to talk about President Trump's travel ban, violent protest and free speech, Edward Snowden and whistle-blower laws, Judge Gorsuch on copyright and tech, plagiarized…
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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/
  • Feb 17

    Journey to the Past?

    Journey to the Past?
    By Danielle Ollero Last October, our Blog discussed the legal woes of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. It may come as no surprise that Hamilton is not the only show plagued by litigation. Many of us may remember the animated film…
  • Feb 14

    Are My Emails Beyond the Grasp of the U.S. Government?

    Are My Emails Beyond the Grasp of the U.S. Government?
    By Mackenzie Olson Companies like Microsoft and Google store a lot of customer data in storage centers overseas. As of July 2016, 2nd Circuit precedent indicated that, due to the foreign location of those centers, the U.S.…
  • Feb 10

    Two Copywrongs Make A Copyright: Archiving Environmental Protection Agency Data Against the Trump Administration’s Demand

    Two Copywrongs Make A Copyright: Archiving Environmental Protection Agency Data Against the Trump Administration’s Demand
    By Gwen Wei Five days after the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, his administration officially instructed the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to delete all references to climate change from the agency’s…
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Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Feb 17

    * 17 Seconds #33 – Hire my brother Mark Heels (and I will owe you a favor)

    * 17 Seconds #33 – Hire my brother Mark Heels (and I will owe you a favor)
    Nepotism is a good deal if you can get it, but we’re not hiring at the moment. By Erik J. Heels First published 2/15/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. One of the things I love about running my own law firm is the flexible…
  • Jan 17

    * 17 Seconds #32 – Clocktower Law’s newish address, 2017 fees, Unidesk exit

    * 17 Seconds #32 – Clocktower Law’s newish address, 2017 fees, Unidesk exit
    Our USPS mail forwarding is about to end. By Erik J. Heels First published 1/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. We Have Still Moved A reminder that we moved to Acton about a year ago. Our mail forwarding is about to end, so…
  • Jan 11

    * Escaping The Political Echo Chamber: Observations From Failed Pol

    * Escaping The Political Echo Chamber: Observations From Failed Pol
    After the election, I created a website dedicated to failed policies, politicians, and policies. The goal of the site was to force myself out of the echo chamber to try to understand what happened, where were are, and what comes next. Two…
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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 17

    GM's defeat device is almost by definition fraudulent omission

    GM's defeat device is almost by definition fraudulent omission
    Counts v. General Motors, LLC, No. 16-cv-12541, 2017 WL 588457 (E.D. Mich. Feb. 14, 2017)Plaintiffs sued GM for deceptive advertising, breach of contract, and fraudulent concealment claims under the laws of thirty states based on GM’s…
  • Feb 16

    claims about others' patent infringement can be factual, commercial speech subject to Lanham Act

    claims about others' patent infringement can be factual, commercial speech subject to Lanham Act
    Global Tech Led, LLC v. HiLumz International Corp., 2017 WL 588669, No. 15–cv–553 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 14, 2017)The parties, former business partners, now compete in the retrofit LED lighting industry. Global Tech sued defendants for…
  • Feb 16

    Doctor's evaluation of another doctor's treatment isn't commercial speech

    Doctor's evaluation of another doctor's treatment isn't commercial speech
    Tobinick v. Novella, No. 15-14889 (11th Cir. Feb. 15, 2017)Ultimately, despite a long battle, this is a relatively easy case about “the medical viability of a novel use for a particular drug.”  Dr. Tobinick (plaintiff, along…
Rank this Week: 519

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Feb 17

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Trademark Dispute Between Two Veterans’ Museums Heads to Federal Court

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Trademark Dispute Between Two Veterans’ Museums Heads to Federal Court
    Evansville, Indiana – Henager Family Museum, Inc d/b/a National Veterans Memorial of Buckskin, Indiana filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Indiana alleging trademark infringement. Plaintiff operates a military memorial in…
  • Feb 16

    An Overview of Copyright Law

    An Overview of Copyright Law
    What is copyright? Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works. What…
  • Feb 15

    Seventh Circuit Trade Dress Law: District Court Finds Functionality as a Matter of Law; Seventh Circuit Affirm

    Seventh Circuit Trade Dress Law: District Court Finds Functionality as a Matter of Law; Seventh Circuit Affirm
    Chicago, Illinois – Arlington Specialties, Inc. of Elk Grove Village, Illinois appealed the summary judgment granted by the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois, Eastern Division in favor of Urban Aid, Inc. of Los Angeles,…
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Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Feb 17

    Science Friday – How Will Internet Access and Security Fare Under the New Administration?

    Science Friday – How Will Internet Access and Security Fare Under the New Administration?
    February 17, 2017 – Susan Crawford and Jon Brodkin, a tech policy reporter for Ars Technica, discuss how the open internet, broadband expansion, and security regulations will fare under the new administration.
  • Jan 26

    Former FCC Chair Warns of Trump Team Plan to ‘Modernize’ FCC

    Former FCC Chair Warns of Trump Team Plan to ‘Modernize’ FCC
    January 24, 2017-Tom Wheeler, the recently departed chairman of the FCC, took aim at an idea to streamline the agency, saying that it was a “fraud” to say that it was “modernizing” the agency and suggested that it is…
  • Jan 26

    Interview on Marketplace Tech

    Interview on Marketplace Tech
    January 23, 2017-During his time as head of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler pushed for internet providers to deliver information at equal speeds. But companies have pushed back against this idea of net neutrality. Wheeler…
Rank this Week: 2151

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/
  • Feb 17

    White House Staff Using Secretive Encrypted Apps to Leak Information about the Current Trump Administration

    White House Staff Using Secretive Encrypted Apps to Leak Information about the Current Trump Administration
    President Donald Trump stated in an animated press conference on February 16, 2017 that his “administration is running like a fine-tuned machine.” The number of leaks plaguing the current administration, and the information being…
  • Feb 17

    The Role of Telehealth and Privacy in the Trump Era

    The Role of Telehealth and Privacy in the Trump Era
    Telehealth, the use of telecommunication technologies to promote health care interactions, education, and administration, has been focused on lately by the media. The technology involved includes the internet, streaming, and even apps for…
  • Feb 15

    Disney v. VidAngel: Pious Pirates or Fighting for Filtering?

    Disney v. VidAngel: Pious Pirates or Fighting for Filtering?
    The on-demand economy has arrived. More and more companies are dedicating their business to giving people what they want, when they want it. In terms of watching movies and television shows, various on-demand subscription streaming services…
Rank this Week: 1034

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Feb 17

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded (2/17/17) – DeepMind, IoT and Graphic ToS Representation!

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded (2/17/17) – DeepMind, IoT and Graphic ToS Representation!
    The Internet of Things does not have to be Skynet to threaten us humans; perhaps tired of defeating carbon-based Go and chess masters, Google’s DeepMind pits its AI agents against each other; exactly when will AR and VR be fully…
  • Feb 9

    A Tale of Two Trump Tweets: Is It Harder to Prove Defamation in Social Media?

    A Tale of Two Trump Tweets: Is It Harder to Prove Defamation in Social Media?
    Last month, a New York trial court dismissed a complaint against Donald J. Trump and others brought by political consultant and commentator Cheryl Jacobus that alleged, in part, a defamation claim (libel) based on tweets by Trump. While the…
  • Feb 3

    Cross-Device Tracking and the Trouble with Talkative Tech

    Cross-Device Tracking and the Trouble with Talkative Tech
    Did you know that your devices are following you and talking amongst themselves? Creepy, right? From ordering products from your smartphone that you added to your shopping cart on your laptop’s browser to streaming a movie from your…
Rank this Week: 126

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: 4566

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Feb 17

    Timing is All: Registrant Cybersquatting or Mark Owner Overreaching?

    Timing is All: Registrant Cybersquatting or Mark Owner Overreaching?
    Admittedly, timing is not altogether “all” since there’s a palette of factors that go into deciding unlawful registrations of domain names, and a decision as to whether a registrant is cybersquatting or a mark owner…
  • Feb 6

    Identical or Confusingly Similar to Trademarks but Noninfringing Domain Name

    Identical or Confusingly Similar to Trademarks but Noninfringing Domain Name
    Domain names may be confusingly similar to trademarks or even identical or but not infringing. This is particularly true of trademarks acquired later than the allegedly infringing domain names ArcBest Corporation v. Domains By Proxy, LLC,…
  • Jan 25

    Counterfeit Marks and Counterfeit Goods: Pretense in Cyberspace

    Counterfeit Marks and Counterfeit Goods: Pretense in Cyberspace
    The term “counterfeit” is defined under U.S. trademark law as “a spurious mark which is identical with, or substantially indistinguishable from, a registered mark.” 15 U.S.C. § 1127 (Lanham Act, Sec. 45). Used as…
Rank this Week: 54

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
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Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Broad Institute maintains patents to Gene Scissors in the US

    Broad Institute maintains patents to Gene Scissors in the US
    The CRISPR-Cas9 technology, the so called “gene scissors” which allow for targeted genome-editing, is subject to a patent dispute between two research teams lead by Jennifer Doudna at UC Berkeley and Emanuelle Charpentier then at…
  • Jan 31

    New UK intellectual property minister reaffirms UK commitment to the Unified Patent Court

    New UK intellectual property minister reaffirms UK commitment to the Unified Patent Court
    There is a new sheriff in town. Jo Jonson takes over from Baroness Neville Rolfe as UK Intellectual Property minister. He was appointed new minister on 11 January. Baroness Neville Rolfe has previously made some promising statements…
  • Jan 23

    BEPS from an IP perspective

    BEPS from an IP perspective
    Part 1 – Introduction to BEPS for IP professionals The focus on IP related issues is becoming increasingly more relevant as our economy is changing to become more digital and knowledge based. More are realising the potential of their…
Rank this Week: 3873

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Do I Need a Patent Prior Art Search?

    Do I Need a Patent Prior Art Search?
    This is a common question among many new inventors. To be patentable, an invention must be novel and non-obvious in view of the “prior art.” Prior art includes prior filed patents, patent applications, and other public materials.…
  • Feb 16

    Checking in on Sony’s “Lens-Style Camera” Application

    Checking in on Sony’s “Lens-Style Camera” Application
    Way back in 2015, I blogged about an interesting non-traditional configuration mark application from Sony for its QX100 “Smartphone Attachable Lens-Style Camera” with the PTO. Here we are nearly two years later, and…
  • Feb 15

    Who Will Own New Designs in a Jetsons-like Era?

    Who Will Own New Designs in a Jetsons-like Era?
    While on my flight back from speaking on trademarks & the alcohol industry at this year’s CiderCon, I listened to a fascinating TedTalks podcast on advancements in artificial intelligence that you can find here.  Some of the…
Rank this Week: 3889

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Feb 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/17/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/17/17
    Copyright Office Q&A Session About The New Online DMCA Designated Agents Directory — Franklin Graves chats with US Copyright Office attorney-adviser Jason Sloane about the Copyright Office’s recently updated DMCA Designated…
  • Feb 3

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/03/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/03/17
    Goodlatte Announces Agenda for 115th Congress — That agenda includes advancing the House Judiciary Committee’s ongoing review of copyright law. Goodlatte says, “At the end of 2016, we issued our first bipartisan proposal to…
  • Jan 27

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/27/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/27/17
    It’s Time to Modernize the Copyright Office — Gabriel Horwitz lays out the case for what needs to be done to make sure the Copyright Office can meet the challenges of a 21st century copyright system. Fortunately, the House…
Rank this Week: 4744

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/
  • Feb 17

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 97

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 97
    Here is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected –…
  • Feb 13

    Common trademark application mistakes – and how to avoid them

    Common trademark application mistakes – and how to avoid them
    This video of mine from almost 6 years has been viewed nearly 50,000 times!  So it must contain some great information 🙂 The video features a discussion of common mistakes made in trademark application filing with the USPTO…
  • Feb 11

    Where is the USPTO’s “Trademarks Next Generation” project?

    Where is the USPTO’s “Trademarks Next Generation” project?
    The USPTO launched an initiate to update its trademark computer and web systems in 2010. Nearly seven years later, many things have not changed. TESS is still the same interface. Most USPTO systems are not mobile formatting. The content of…
Rank this Week: 2889

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: 3229

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/
  • Feb 17

    Smart Rules for Smart Contract

    Smart Rules for Smart Contract
    Lauren Henry Scholz, Algorithmic Contracts, Stan. Tech. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Martha ErtmanMost law students are digital natives who have been using computers since grade school, while I, a baby boomer, remain an…
  • Feb 16

    Breaking News: New Form of Superior Agency Guidance Discovered Hiding in Plain Sight

    Breaking News: New Form of Superior Agency Guidance Discovered Hiding in Plain Sight
    Kevin Stack, Preambles as Guidance, 84 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1252 (2016).Michael E HerzFor decades, controversy has brewed over agency (ab)use of and (over)reliance on guidance documents. On one account, agencies turn to guidance in an end run…
  • Feb 15

    Protecting Unhappy Worker Outbursts from Discriminatory Treatment

    Protecting Unhappy Worker Outbursts from Discriminatory Treatment
    Susan D. Carle, Angry Employees: Revisiting Insubordination in Title VII Cases, 10 Harv. L. & Pol’y Rev. 185 (2016).Michael Z. GreenThe nature of workplace protests was highlighted this past year by the actions of San Francisco…
Rank this Week: 4720

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2264

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Celebrating 40 years, ARIPO kickstart 2017 with pair of MOU

    Celebrating 40 years, ARIPO kickstart 2017 with pair of MOU
    ARIPO signed two significant agreements in February, paving the way for better economic growth and innovation in Africa. According to the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO), Directors General Paulin Edou Edou (OAPI)…
  • Feb 14

    Where in Africa is Afro Leo?

    Where in Africa is Afro Leo?
    Bonjour fellow Africa travellers.This week, I am surrounded by nature, with huge dunes that rise sometimes 200 meters and give life to a dense and humid forest, savannah and mangrove. In these wonderful surroundings, chimpanzees, lowland…
  • Feb 13

    Uncorked: Bogus booze on the rise and what’s being done…

    Uncorked: Bogus booze on the rise and what’s being done…
    The Relief Market in Nigeria, central Africa, is a hive of activity as vendors cook, clean and arrange their produce which ranges form dried fish to fresh herbs. Shoppers can also purchase their favourite tipple, but beware- the…
Rank this Week: 129

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Feb 16

    Website Doesn’t Create Personal Jurisdiction in Patent Case

    Website Doesn’t Create Personal Jurisdiction in Patent Case
    An Ohio court has transferred a patent case to the Eastern District of Washington after finding that the defendant’s website was insufficient to create specific personal jurisdiction.  Zen Indus., Inc. v. Hoffman Mfg., Inc., No.…
  • Feb 15

    Fitbit Survives 12(b)(6) Motion Attacking Patent-Eligibility

    Fitbit Survives 12(b)(6) Motion Attacking Patent-Eligibility
    Fitbit sued Jawbone, its rival, alleging infringement of three patents directed to preparing wearable activity trackers with client and/or server computers, whereupon Jawbone unsuccessfully brought a Rule 12 motion to dismiss alleging…
  • Feb 14

    Fed. Cir. Affirms Command and Control Patent-Ineligibility

    Fed. Cir. Affirms Command and Control Patent-Ineligibility
    In a one-line per curiam Rule 36 judgment, the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court’s judgment on the pleadings that claims of patents directed to “command-and-control processing” recited ineligible subject matter…
Rank this Week: 3551

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Feb 16

    In Defense of the Federal Circuit: TC Heartland and Patent Venue

    In Defense of the Federal Circuit: TC Heartland and Patent Venue
    Guest Post by Professors Megan M. La Belle & Paul R. Gugliuzza Patent litigation is, as we all know, highly concentrated in a small number of districts.  Most notably—some might say, notoriously—the rural Eastern District…
  • Feb 16

    First Possession and Patent Law

    First Possession and Patent Law
    This is a bit abstract, but I’m wondering how you might describe the actual moment that a patent issues in terms of the creation of a new property right and transfer of that right to the patentee.  If we could slow-down time…
  • Feb 16

    Claim Construction: “support an entire body”

    Claim Construction: “support an entire body”
    by Dennis Crouch I have been waiting for the Federal Circuit’s decision in Metalcraft of Mayville (Scag Power) v. Toro.  In my patent law class last semester, we used the appeal of a preliminary injunction order as the basis…
Rank this Week: 220

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Ingénieur Brevets H/F Sciences de la Vie / Biotechnologies La SATT GRAND EST investit dans l’Innovation issue de la recherche publique afin d’accélérer et de simplifier le transfert vers le monde de…
  • Feb 15

    T158/13 : pas de distinction claire entre thérapeutique et non-thérapeutique

    T158/13 : pas de distinction claire entre thérapeutique et non-thérapeutique
    Le brevet avait pour objet "l'utilisation d'une composition de parfum stimulante incluant 0,01% à 50% en poids d'anisaldéhyde pour libérer des personnes ou des animaux d'une affection mentale physiologique d'une…
  • Feb 13

    T648/15 : application de G1/99 à un problème de clarté

    T648/15 : application de G1/99 à un problème de clarté
    Dans la présente affaire, la Chambre jugeait que la requête principale acceptée par la division d'opposition n'était pas claire. En réponse, la Titulaire, qui n'avait pas formé recours, a…
Rank this Week: 1082

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Feb 16

    PTAB Decides CRISPR Interference in Favor of Broad Institute -- Their Reasoning

    PTAB Decides CRISPR Interference in Favor of Broad Institute -- Their Reasoning
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Yesterday, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rendered judgment that there was no interference-in-fact between the claims in interference between the Regents of the…
  • Feb 15

    Personal Web Technologies, LLC v. Apple, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    Personal Web Technologies, LLC v. Apple, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Michael Borella -- Apple filed a successful petition for Inter Partes Review (IPR) of Personal Web Technologies' U.S. Patent No. 7,802,310. In its final written decision, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) agreed with Apple's…
  • Feb 15

    PTAB Decides CRISPR Interference -- No interference-in-fact

    PTAB Decides CRISPR Interference -- No interference-in-fact
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) handed down its decision today that there is no interference-in-fact between several patents and patent applications owned by The Broad Institute and applications…
Rank this Week: 158

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/
  • Feb 16

    Beware If A Term Becomes A Term Of Art In Your Industry

    Beware If A Term Becomes A Term Of Art In Your Industry
    A recent decision from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB” or the “Board”), reminds trademark applicants that if there is a term that has taken on significance or meaning in a particular industry and this term…
  • Jan 31

    Federal Circuit Vacates Board’s Cancellation Of The Mark JOBDIVA

    Federal Circuit Vacates Board’s Cancellation Of The Mark JOBDIVA
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit had to determine if JobDiva Inc. (“Appellant” or “JobDiva”) used its trademark JOBDIVA in conjunction with the services registered in its registration,…
  • Jan 13

    How Do You Prove Abandonment Of A Trademark?

    How Do You Prove Abandonment Of A Trademark?
    In the case of Christian M. Ziebarth v. Del Taco, LLC, Cancellation No. 92053501 (March 31, 2015) [not precedential], the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board set forth the standards for trademark abandonment. Christian Ziebarth (the…
Rank this Week: 1572

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Feb 16

    Tesla and Adidas Tangle Over 3 Stripe Design

    Tesla and Adidas Tangle Over 3 Stripe Design
    IPNews® - Tesla’s logo for its upcoming Model 3 vehicle received a rebrand near the time that Adidas filed a notice of opposition, with some speculating Adidas’ actions caused the change in design. Adidas opposed the trademark…
  • Feb 8

    Former NFL Player Sues Under Armour For Trademark Infringement

    Former NFL Player Sues Under Armour For Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® -  Former NFL player Shawne Merriman’s company has filed a lawsuit against Under Armour claiming trademark infringement.   Under Armour recently launched a new “Curry 3 Lights Out” footwear line with…
  • Feb 2

    Trump Files Trademark for "Keep America Great" Re-election Slogan

    Trump Files Trademark for "Keep America Great" Re-election Slogan
    IPNews® - Donald Trump has already selected his re-election campaign slogan.  Just before being sworn in as president, Trump revealed in an interview that his re-election slogan will be “Keep America Great”.…
Rank this Week: 3561

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Toro loses at CAFC to MetalCraft (Scag)

    Toro loses at CAFC to MetalCraft (Scag)
    In MetalCraft, Judge Moore wrote an opinion denying the appeal of Toroconcerning a preliminary injunction:The United States District Court for the EasternDistrict of Wisconsin granted Metalcraft of Mayville,Inc.’s [Scag's] motion for a…
  • Feb 15

    CAFC trims sails of "Red Wing" in Xilinx v. Papst

    CAFC trims sails of "Red Wing" in Xilinx v. Papst
    The CAFC observed:We disagree with Papst that this case is controlled byRed Wing and its holding that certain types of contacts,by themselves, are not sufficient to establish the reasonablenessof jurisdiction. As we have discussed in…
  • Feb 14

    CAFC affirms PTAB in MPHJ v. Ricoh

    CAFC affirms PTAB in MPHJ v. Ricoh
    Judge Newman wrote in MPHJ TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS v. RICOH :MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC appeals the decisionof the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board” or“PTAB”), on Inter Partes Review, that claims 1–8…
Rank this Week: 688

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Feb 16

    Florida court rules that online seller’s terms and conditions were not enforceable

    Florida court rules that online seller’s terms and conditions were not enforceable
    Beware the browsewrap. A Florida state appellate court recently held that an online seller’s terms and conditions, appearing in a “browsewrap” agreement linked-to from the bottom of its web pages, were not enforceable.…
  • Nov 28

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit
    Pro se plaintiff Silver filed suit in federal court in New Mexico against the online question-and-answer website Quora, alleging that statements made by two different individuals concerning his professional services were defamatory. Quora…
  • Sep 15

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on
    The recent case of Live Face on Web, LLC v. Biblio Holdings LLC illustrates some important risks of which any purchaser of third-party technology services or deliverables should be aware. The defendant in this case faces potential…
Rank this Week: 2220

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Feb 16

    Impaneled in Seattle

    Impaneled in Seattle
    I’m here now for tomorrow’s McCarthy Institute and Microsoft Corporation Symposium, “Trademark Law and Its Challenges 2017” at the Amazon Corporate Conference Center. My panel looks like this: 9:50AM-11:00AM…
  • Feb 8

    Belmora’s U.S. Supreme Court certiorari reply brief in the FLANAX case

    Belmora’s U.S. Supreme Court certiorari reply brief in the FLANAX case
  • Feb 6

    My September 11th

    My September 11th
    Originally posted 2011-10-24 22:45:07. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSet out at the now-defunct, but archived, Likelihood of Success.
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Feb 16

    Branding 101: It’s Like Cheers: Where Everybody Knows Your Name – But Everybody Pronounces It Differently

    Branding 101: It’s Like Cheers: Where Everybody Knows Your Name – But Everybody Pronounces It Differently
    For those of you faithful Trademarkology readers out there, you may recall that I last posted to the blog Christmas week – and reveled in the honor of getting to write about SANTA trademarks: Well, I have a confession to make. Instead…
  • Feb 10

    Keeping Your Cool in the World of Trademarks and Bankruptcy

    Keeping Your Cool in the World of Trademarks and Bankruptcy
    January in Nashville has been a roller coaster of temperatures. One day hints at spring and the next punishes all who failed to wear earmuffs. Adaptability and resilience are key in the current climate. The same is true in the worlds of…
  • Feb 3

    Patriots Trademarks and the Big Game

    Patriots Trademarks and the Big Game
    Once again, my team is in the Big Game. I can’t help but think back to 2008 when the undefeated Patriots lost to the Giants. Perhaps the fact that they filed trademark applications for “19-0” and “PERFECT SEASON”…
Rank this Week: 1507

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    Is Venezuela Trump’s Next Target? (Travel Ban Update)

    Is Venezuela Trump’s Next Target? (Travel Ban Update)
    Santucci Priore, P.L.’s immigration law department is committed to keeping the public up to date on President Trump’s Executive Order that included a travel ban targeted to travelers from seven (7) different countries, and any…
  • Feb 10

    Travel Ban Update – Free Immigration Law Assistance

    Travel Ban Update – Free Immigration Law Assistance
    Santucci Priore, P.L.’s immigration law department is committed to keeping the public up to date on President Trump’s Executive Order that included a travel ban targeted to travelers from seven (7) different countries, and any…
  • Feb 8

    Win TWO Tickets to the 2017 9 Mile Music Festival in Miami

    Win TWO Tickets to the 2017 9 Mile Music Festival in Miami
    The law firm of Santucci Priore, P.L. is giving away TWO General Admission tickets to the 9 Mile Music Festival in Miami on March 11th, 2017. This giveaway will benefit Florida breast cancer charity Save the Twinz: Live Pink! One…
Rank this Week: 5022

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Covers intellectual property law, including trademark, patents, copyrights and entertainment law.

https://500law.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    Is Venezuela Trump’s Next Target? (Travel Ban Update)

    Is Venezuela Trump’s Next Target? (Travel Ban Update)
    Santucci Priore, P.L.’s immigration law department is committed to keeping the public up to date on President Trump’s Executive Order that included a travel ban targeted to travelers from seven (7) different countries, and any…
  • Feb 10

    Travel Ban Update – Free Immigration Law Assistance

    Travel Ban Update – Free Immigration Law Assistance
    Santucci Priore, P.L.’s immigration law department is committed to keeping the public up to date on President Trump’s Executive Order that included a travel ban targeted to travelers from seven (7) different countries, and any…
  • Feb 8

    Win TWO Tickets to the 2017 9 Mile Music Festival in Miami

    Win TWO Tickets to the 2017 9 Mile Music Festival in Miami
    The law firm of Santucci Priore, P.L. is giving away TWO General Admission tickets to the 9 Mile Music Festival in Miami on March 11th, 2017. This giveaway will benefit Florida breast cancer charity Save the Twinz: Live Pink! One…
Rank this Week: 1830

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3684