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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/
  • Jan 23

    President Trump’s Executive Order Pulls the U.S. out of Trans-Pacific Partnership

    President Trump’s Executive Order Pulls the U.S. out of Trans-Pacific Partnership
    U.S. President Donald Trump has fulfilled a campaign pledge by signing an executive order withdrawing the country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). “Everybody knows what that means, right? We’ve been talking about this for…
  • Jan 22

    Michelle Lee will Remain Head of USPTO under President Trump

    Michelle Lee will Remain Head of USPTO under President Trump
    The inauguration of the new U.S. President, Donald Trump, comes with major transitions for a number of government offices. Although there has been no official announcement, it appears the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)…
  • Jan 22

    NextGen@ICANN Program Opens Application Round for ICANN59

    NextGen@ICANN Program Opens Application Round for ICANN59
    ICANN is looking for the next generation of individuals who are interested in becoming more engaged in their regional communities and in shaping the future of global Internet policy. If you’re ready to start your journey, [...] The…
Rank this Week: 2456

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
  • Jan 23

    Intellectual Property Backgrounds of President Trump’s Potential Supreme Court Nominee

    Intellectual Property Backgrounds of President Trump’s Potential Supreme Court Nominee
    The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property has put together “a summary of the intellectual property backgrounds of President Trump’s twenty-one potential Supreme Court nominees. The summary addresses judicial,…
  • Jan 23

    75 Arrested in European Crackdown on Art Trafficking

    75 Arrested in European Crackdown on Art Trafficking
    The European police have arrested 75 people and recovered about 3,500 stolen archaeological artifacts and other artworks as part of the dismantling of an international network of art traffickers. Via the paper of record.
  • Jan 23

    Do We Keep or Jettison the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990?

    Do We Keep or Jettison the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990?
    The United States Copyright Office is undertaking a public study to assess the current state of U.S. law recognizing and protecting moral rights for authors, specifically the rights of attribution and integrity. As part of this study, the…
Rank this Week: 4559

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
  • Jan 23

    Attorney General Nominee Sessions Backs Crypto Backdoor

    Attorney General Nominee Sessions Backs Crypto Backdoor
    As the presidential campaign was in full swing early last year, now-President Trump made his feelings on encryption clear. Commenting on the Apple-FBI fight in San Bernardino, Trump threatened to boycott Apple if they didn’t cooperate:…
  • Jan 23

    Supreme Court Should Block Printer Company’s Ploy to Undermine Consumer Right

    Supreme Court Should Block Printer Company’s Ploy to Undermine Consumer Right
    EFF Urges Justices to Protect Important ‘Patent Exhaustion’ DoctrineSan Francisco - When you buy a printer cartridge, is it yours? Or can the company control what you do with it, even after you pay your bill and take it home? The…
  • Jan 23

    Does Trump's Withdrawal From TPP Signal a New Approach to Trade Agreements?

    Does Trump's Withdrawal From TPP Signal a New Approach to Trade Agreements?
    Today, President Trump signed an executive order fulfilling his campaign promise to withdraw the signature of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). Although EFF was a strong opponent of the TPP, President…
Rank this Week: 2284

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 5031

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/
  • Jan 23

    Estudiante de la UAZ diseña nanotubos de carbono

    Estudiante de la UAZ diseña nanotubos de carbono
    Zacatecas, Zacatecas.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- En la Unidad Académica de Física de la Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas (UAF-UAZ), el estudiante de séptimo semestre Francisco Javier Sánchez…
  • Jan 23

    Bendable sound, innovación interactiva para niños con autismo

    Bendable sound, innovación interactiva para niños con autismo
    Ensenada, Baja California.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).-Una superficie interactiva para brindar musicoterapia a niños que padecen autismo severo fue diseñada por el grupo de investigación de la doctora…
  • Jan 23

    Debuta ciencia mexicana en el cine

    Debuta ciencia mexicana en el cine
    Mérida, Yucatán.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- El Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán (CICY), la Unidad Mérida del Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del…
Rank this Week: 4742

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Jan 23

    Curiouser and Curiouser! Why the Federal Circuit Can’t Make Sense of Alice

    Curiouser and Curiouser! Why the Federal Circuit Can’t Make Sense of Alice
    Curiouser and Curiouser! Why the Federal Circuit Can’t Make Sense of AliceAustin Steelman In 2010, the Supreme Court broke nearly its nearly three-decade silence on patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. §101 in Bilski v.…
  • Jan 18

    Patent No. 6,568,120 B2

    Patent No. 6,568,120 B2
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog Editor Patent No. 6,568,120 B2 Ice Fishing Trap Inventors: Kasmir Smolinski  Description: With the cold weather currently surrounding us, in some locations, people…
  • Jan 10

    Two Years After Alice v. CLS Bank

    Two Years After Alice v. CLS Bank
    Two Years After Alice v. CLS Bank Jasper L. Tran As of June 19, 2016, courts have examined 568 challenged patents brought under § 101 motions citing Alice, resulting in 190 valid patents and 378 patents invalidated with an…
Rank this Week: 1508

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/
  • Jan 23

    Webcaster Wake Up Call!

    Webcaster Wake Up Call!
    SoundExchange reports, payments due soon On February 2nd the groundhog best known as “Punxsutawney Phil” will be plucked from the comfort of his underground lair and ceremoniously asked to “predict” the end of…
  • Jan 20

    Final Latch Secured On LPTV Freezer

    Final Latch Secured On LPTV Freezer
    The FCC has announced that effective immediately, it will no longer accept applications for construction permits for new digital companion channels filed by analog Low Power Television stations.  While this article refers to only LPTV…
  • Jan 17

    More FCC Satellite Earth Stations Up for Renewal in 2017

    More FCC Satellite Earth Stations Up for Renewal in 2017
    We take this opportunity to remind earth station licensees and registrants that the FCC’s International Bureau does not issue notifications of license expiration dates, or reminders to file renewal applications. We expect to see more…
Rank this Week: 128

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Jan 23

    Copyright Office Initiates Study on the Moral Rights of Attribution and Integrity

    Copyright Office Initiates Study on the Moral Rights of Attribution and Integrity
    In the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (“VARA”), Congress for the first time legislated limited moral rights of attribution and integrity to authors of narrowly defined works of visual arts. These rights, following the…
  • Jan 12

    Take Survey to Provide Info on Copyright Registration

    Take Survey to Provide Info on Copyright Registration
    As previously reported, the U.S. Copyright Office is reviewing the rules on group registration of photographs, group registration of contributions to periodicals, and supplementary registration. In response, several photography organizations:…
  • Jan 3

    Test your copyright knowledge!

    Test your copyright knowledge!
    Happy New Year! Get a good start on 2017 by testing your copyright knowledge. When you’re finished with the quiz, you can get additional information on each of these questions at…
Rank this Week: 2753

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jan 23

    Copyright Office Initiates Study on the Moral Rights of Attribution and Integrity

    Copyright Office Initiates Study on the Moral Rights of Attribution and Integrity
    In the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (“VARA”), Congress for the first time legislated limited moral rights of attribution and integrity to authors of narrowly defined works of visual arts. These rights, following the…
  • Jan 12

    Take Survey to Provide Info on Copyright Registration

    Take Survey to Provide Info on Copyright Registration
    As previously reported, the U.S. Copyright Office is reviewing the rules on group registration of photographs, group registration of contributions to periodicals, and supplementary registration. In response, several photography organizations:…
  • Jan 3

    Test your copyright knowledge!

    Test your copyright knowledge!
    Happy New Year! Get a good start on 2017 by testing your copyright knowledge. When you’re finished with the quiz, you can get additional information on each of these questions at…
Rank this Week: 4572

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 862

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jan 23

    Request for Comments on Examination Time Goal

    Request for Comments on Examination Time Goal
    Jan. 30 is the written comment period deadline for the USPTO’s Federal Register Notice, “Request for Comments on Examination Time Goals.”  From the PTO: The USPTO is conducting a comprehensive study of examination time.…
  • Jan 22

    The Last Days of Night – a brief review

    The Last Days of Night – a brief review
    By Jason Rantanen I recently read Graham Moore’s The Last Days of Night, a tale about the patent war between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse from the point of view of Paul Cravath, the young lawyer representing Westinghouse (and…
  • Jan 20

    More Confusion on Trump’s Next USPTO Director

    More Confusion on Trump’s Next USPTO Director
    Folks are having fun today with Federasl Government web page conversions. We still do not have confirmation that Michelle Lee will stay-on as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director.  The newly…
Rank this Week: 100

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 87

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: 4537

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Jan 23

    Chief Justice Roberts Recuses Himself From Life Tech Case

    Chief Justice Roberts Recuses Himself From Life Tech Case
    An interesting event has occurred at the Supreme Court in the Life Technologies Corp (Life Tech) v. Promega Corp. (Promega) case (136 S.Ct. 2505 (2016)). Chief Justice Roberts recused himself from the deliberations of the case on January 4,…
  • Jan 3

    UK Will Ratify UPC Despite Brexit

    UK Will Ratify UPC Despite Brexit
    Recently, the UK Minister of State for Intellectual Property, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, announced that the UK will implement the Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC). In the announcement, Neville-Rolfe both praised the UP/UPC…
  • Jan 3

    UK Will Ratify UPC Despite Brexit

    UK Will Ratify UPC Despite Brexit
    Recently, the UK Minister of State for Intellectual Property, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, announced that the UK will implement the Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC). In the announcement, Neville-Rolfe both praised the UP/UPC…
Rank this Week: 3814

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    An Open Letter to FCC Chairman-Nominee Ajit Pai

    An Open Letter to FCC Chairman-Nominee Ajit Pai
    Dear Commissioner Pai:Congratulations on your likely nomination to become Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.  For the good of everyone in the country, I hope you will lead the Commission with decorum, pragmatism and…
  • Jan 18

    TMobile’s 480p Video Delivery Gambit: Tiering, or Throttling?

    TMobile’s 480p Video Delivery Gambit: Tiering, or Throttling?
    Predictably, and perhaps appropriately, broadband carriers are spending sleepless afternoons crafting new ways to diversify service without violating the FCC’s Open Internet Order restrictions on traffic blocking, throttling and paid…
  • Jan 16

    Who Pays What to Whom in the Internet Ecosystem?

    Who Pays What to Whom in the Internet Ecosystem?
    Internet interconnections and compensation arrangements have been based on voluntary terms and conditions after government underwriting stopped. In a commercial context, funds flow on the basis of traffic volume, but also bargaining power…
Rank this Week: 1170

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Jan 23

    Apple, Sony Settle with MONKEYmedia over Patents, Case Continue

    Apple, Sony Settle with MONKEYmedia over Patents, Case Continue
    In July 2010, MONKEYmedia filed a lawsuit for patent infringement in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas (W.D. Tex.). The initial suit targeted American consumer tech giant Apple…
  • Jan 11

    SCOTUS take patent venue case

    SCOTUS take patent venue case
    Several weeks ago, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Brands Group LLC. This case will force the Supreme Court to decide whether 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b) is the…
  • Dec 22

    Deciphering TLI Communications and FairWarning IP

    Deciphering TLI Communications and FairWarning IP
    Beginning in May 2016 with the Federal Court’s decision in Enfish, carrying over into the July decision in BASCOM, and then into the Court’s Fall decision in McRO (sometimes referred to as “the Blue…
Rank this Week: 4474

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jan 23

    PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE E-COMMERCE SECTOR INQUIRY FOCUS ON E-COMMERCE OF CONSUMER GOODS

    PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE E-COMMERCE SECTOR INQUIRY FOCUS ON E-COMMERCE OF CONSUMER GOODS
    By Alexandra Kamerling and Marianna Kinsella (London) Background The European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy was designed to put Europe at the forefront of the digital economy. To achieve this, the European Commission has…
  • Jan 17

    US PROHIBITS IMPORTS MADE WITH FORCED LABOR: NEW LAW IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH

    US PROHIBITS IMPORTS MADE WITH FORCED LABOR: NEW LAW IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH
    By Sandra Bell (Washington, DC) Your latest shipment of imports is detained at the border. You are told that your goods are not being allowed admission to the US because they were produced, in whole or in part, with forced labor. But these…
  • Jan 9

    BREXIT – EMPLOYMENT IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY

    BREXIT – EMPLOYMENT IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY
    By Gurpreet Duhra, Lisa Hodgson and Matthew Jeavons (Sheffield and Birmingham) The recent Brexit outcome has led to a degree of uncertainty in UK consumer markets. How will the Brexit decision impact future UK employment prospects? In the…
Rank this Week: 3817

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: 115

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/
  • Jan 23

    Commerce Department website contradicts itself on status of Michelle Lee as USPTO Director

    Commerce Department website contradicts itself on status of Michelle Lee as USPTO Director
    Although the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) continues to decline comment on the status of Michelle Lee, as of 12:41pm EST, the Commerce Department leadership webpage now lists Lee as the Under Secretary of Commerce for…
  • Jan 23

    USPTO continues to decline comment on status of Michelle Lee

    USPTO continues to decline comment on status of Michelle Lee
    The first full work week for the Trump Administration begins in earnest today, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) continues to decline comment on whether or not Michelle Lee is still Under Secretary of Commerce for…
  • Jan 23

    Mayo v. Prometheus: A lawless decision by an omnipotent Court wreaking havoc on patent

    Mayo v. Prometheus: A lawless decision by an omnipotent Court wreaking havoc on patent
    As we approach the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision this is what I know — Mayo is a lawless decision by a Court that has become too powerful. Mayo continues to wreak havoc on the patent system and innovators, and has…
Rank this Week: 4758

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/
  • Jan 23

    Gwen Stefani and Pharrell sued for copyright infringement over “Spark the Fire” song

    Gwen Stefani and Pharrell sued for copyright infringement over “Spark the Fire” song
    Recently, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell, among other Defendants, (“Defendants”) were sued for copyright infringement over the song “Spark the Fire.”[1] The lawsuit was brought by musician Richard Morrill…
  • Jan 13

    Viacom prevails in SpongeBob SquarePants Trademark Lawsuit

    Viacom prevails in SpongeBob SquarePants Trademark Lawsuit
    Recently, Viacom, the company responsible for the Sponge SquarePants television show, prevailed in a trademark lawsuit.[1] The dispute resulted from the Defendant’s plans to use the name “Krusty Krab” for a restaurant.[2]…
  • Dec 27

    Rapper Rick Ross prevails over another rapper in trademark lawsuit

    Rapper Rick Ross prevails over another rapper in trademark lawsuit
    Recently, rapper Rick Ross prevailed in a trademark lawsuit filed against him by rapper Raul Caiz.[1] The Plaintiff, Raul Caiz’s (“Plaintiff”) Complaint asserted claims for Federal Trademark Infringement, Dilution, and…
Rank this Week: 1961

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    Gwen Stefani and Pharrell sued for copyright infringement over “Spark the Fire” song

    Gwen Stefani and Pharrell sued for copyright infringement over “Spark the Fire” song
    Recently, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell, among other Defendants, (“Defendants”) were sued for copyright infringement over the song “Spark the Fire.”[1] The lawsuit was brought by musician Richard Morrill…
  • Jan 13

    Viacom prevails in SpongeBob SquarePants Trademark Lawsuit

    Viacom prevails in SpongeBob SquarePants Trademark Lawsuit
    Recently, Viacom, the company responsible for the Sponge SquarePants television show, prevailed in a trademark lawsuit.[1] The dispute resulted from the Defendant’s plans to use the name “Krusty Krab” for a restaurant.[2]…
  • Dec 27

    Rapper Rick Ross prevails over another rapper in trademark lawsuit

    Rapper Rick Ross prevails over another rapper in trademark lawsuit
    Recently, rapper Rick Ross prevailed in a trademark lawsuit filed against him by rapper Raul Caiz.[1] The Plaintiff, Raul Caiz’s (“Plaintiff”) Complaint asserted claims for Federal Trademark Infringement, Dilution, and…
Rank this Week: 4979

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 570

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    IPR Estoppel Applies to Unpatentability Grounds Denied Institution as Redundant​

    IPR Estoppel Applies to Unpatentability Grounds Denied Institution as Redundant​
    The court granted in part plaintiffs' motion to strike portions of defendants' invalidity contentions following inter partes review. "As to plaintiffs’ assertion that defendants are estopped from raising obviousness over the combination…
  • Jan 23

    Arguments Supporting Motion to Stay Pending IPR Do Not Judicially Estop Invalidity Arguments​

    Arguments Supporting Motion to Stay Pending IPR Do Not Judicially Estop Invalidity Arguments​
    The court denied plaintiffs' motion to strike portions of defendants' invalidity contentions based on judicial estoppel following inter partes review. "Plaintiffs contend that because [the petitioner defendant] argued numerous times before…
  • Jan 20

    Peripheral Device Security Patent Not Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Peripheral Device Security Patent Not Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    ​ The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss on the ground that plaintiff’s peripheral device security patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the asserted claims were not directed toward an abstract idea.…
Rank this Week: 992

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jan 23

    3 Count: To Boldly Go…

    3 Count: To Boldly Go…
    CBS and Paramount reach settlement with Axanar, Russia Today briefly banned from posting links on FB and Kylie Jenner avoids litigation over Instagram. The post 3 Count: To Boldly Go… appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jan 19

    3 Count: Love Me Do

    3 Count: Love Me Do
    Paul McCartney files for copyright reversion on dozens of Beatles songs, Trinidad and Tobago judge rules on hit song and survey sheds new light on piracy. The post 3 Count: Love Me Do appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jan 18

    3 Count: Ngach RIn

    3 Count: Ngach RIn
    Prominent YouTube channel removed and restored due to copyright infringement notices, Gwen Stefani sued over hit song and the fight over Klingon ends. The post 3 Count: Ngach RIn appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 1272

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    What’s a Peppadew?

    What’s a Peppadew?
    We recently checked out a new restaurant in Minneapolis’ growing North Loop area, called Red Rabbit, what a great spot:   The menu cleverly refers to the salad options as “Rabbit Food” — and the Italian Chopped…
  • Jan 20

    Boldly Going Where no Fanfic has Gone Before

    Boldly Going Where no Fanfic has Gone Before
    Fanfiction refers to the art of creating fiction using another author’s characters or universe.  I was first introduced to the concept in high school, when a friend began writing Harry Potter fanfiction.  (Side note: this is…
  • Jan 19

    It Is Not All In The Family

    It Is Not All In The Family
    Although a precedential decision allowing a “Family of Marks” to be considered in the context of an ex parte prosecution of an application that has been refused under Section 2(e)(1) to show acquired distinctiveness, this ruling…
Rank this Week: 157

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/
  • Jan 23

    When Does Novelty Confer Patent-Eligibility?

    When Does Novelty Confer Patent-Eligibility?
    Refusing to consider only elements of patent claims that differed from the prior art in considering patent-eligibility under the test of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank and 35 U.S.C. § 101, a court has denied a defendant’s motion to…
  • Jan 19

    PTAB Construes Patent Claim Terms as Subject to §112 ¶6 in IPR

    PTAB Construes Patent Claim Terms as Subject to §112 ¶6 in IPR
    The USPTO’s PTAB held that the term “drive module” was a means-plus-function limitation subject to 35 U.S.C. § 112, sixth paragraph (now 112(f))  in its decision to institute an Inter Partes Review (IPR) in Apple…
  • Jan 18

    PTAB Upholds Indefiniteness Rejection of Inferentially Claimed Element

    PTAB Upholds Indefiniteness Rejection of Inferentially Claimed Element
    One of the first rules often taught to a young patent attorney, especially for mechanical apparatus claims, is to avoid inferential claiming, i.e., avoid introducing a new element in the middle of a recitation of another element.  This…
Rank this Week: 3550

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jan 23

    Book Review: The Circle by David Egger

    Book Review: The Circle by David Egger
    [SPOILERS] After languishing for more than a year in my “to read” pile, I finally got around to reading The Circle by David Eggers. This is an important, yet flawed book, and while I loved many of the concepts and loathed the…
  • Dec 12

    Whatever happened to our dream of a truthful Internet?

    Whatever happened to our dream of a truthful Internet?
    Back in 2006, Time magazine awarded its person of the year to us. The Internet. Time writer Lev Grossman (of The Magicians fame) wrote the following: “[2006 is] a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before.…
  • Nov 8

    Is the Internet changing democracy as we know it?

    Is the Internet changing democracy as we know it?
    I have a rather complicated relationship with democracy. As a Costa Rican, it was ingrained in me from an early age that the only viable way of government is pluralist democracy, and that the balance of power could only be decided at the…
Rank this Week: 586

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/
  • Jan 23

    Road trip photo jounral: great trucking slogan

    Road trip photo jounral: great trucking slogan
    Great slogans and logos surround us all the time.  Here are some great slogans and logos I found on a recent road trip: “Moving You Forward” Delivering Superior Quality Service” From their website: The Eastern Freight…
  • Jan 18

    Interesting “INAUGURAL” trademarks – beer, cologne, and more

    Interesting “INAUGURAL” trademarks – beer, cologne, and more
    Friday marks a US Presidential inauguration, a once every four year event. There are only a handful of registered trademarks that featuring inauguration words (click marks for USPTO records): INAUGURAL RED – registered for beer…
  • Jan 17

    USPTO trademark update: fees changes and new TTAB rules took effect last weekend

    USPTO trademark update: fees changes and new TTAB rules took effect last weekend
    Several changes took effect last weekend at the USPTO that will impact trademark users: FEES: Some trademark processing and service fees were changed effective Jan. 14, 2017. Paper filers will be impacted the most. Ten TTAB fees are…
Rank this Week: 2858

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/
  • Jan 23

    Infusing Civil Rulemaking with Economic Theory

    Infusing Civil Rulemaking with Economic Theory
    Paul Stancil, Substantive Equality and Procedural Justice, Iowa L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Linda MullenixFor the most part, civil procedure teachers are dedicated doctrinalists. Nothing wrong in that, especially if well…
  • Jan 20

    We Are Family, Aren’t We? Modern Families and Outdated Probate Law

    We Are Family, Aren’t We? Modern Families and Outdated Probate Law
    Danaya C. Wright, Inheritance Equity: Reforming the Inheritance Penalties Facing Children in Nontraditional Families, 25 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 1 (2015).Camille DavidsonIn her article, Inheritance Equity: Reforming the…
  • Jan 19

    ‘Benchmarking’ Ethical Identity of Law Students and How it is (or is not) Impacted by Law School

    ‘Benchmarking’ Ethical Identity of Law Students and How it is (or is not) Impacted by Law School
    Richard Moorhead, Catrina Denvir, Rachel Cahill-O’Callaghan, Maryam Kouchaki and Stephen Gloob, The Ethical Identity of Law Students, International Journal of the Legal Profession, (2016).Francesca BartlettMuch has been written about…
Rank this Week: 4705

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    The Top Ten TTAB Decisions of 2016 [Part 1]

    The Top Ten TTAB Decisions of 2016 [Part 1]
    The TTABlogger has once again chosen the ten TTAB decisions that he considers to be the most important and/or interesting from the previous calendar year (i.e., 2016). This is the first of two posts, the first five selections being set out…
  • Jan 20

    TTAB Test: Is "DEUTSCHER FUSSBALL-BUND" Merely Descriptive of Clothing and Soccer Gear?

    TTAB Test: Is "DEUTSCHER FUSSBALL-BUND" Merely Descriptive of Clothing and Soccer Gear?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark shown below, for varous clothing items and for soccer gear because applicant refused to disclaim the term DEUTSCHER FUSSBALL-BUND (translated as GERMAN SOCCER FEDERATION). Applicant did disclaim that…
  • Jan 19

    Fame of adidas 3-Stripes Mark Yields Section 2(d) Summary Judgment

    Fame of adidas 3-Stripes Mark Yields Section 2(d) Summary Judgment
    That Board entered judgment summarily in this opposition to registration of the mark shown below left, for "Athletic footwear; Bowling shoes; Footwear; Footwear for track and field athletics; Golf shoes; Headwear; Jackets; Pants; Running…
Rank this Week: 2234

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: 2045

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jan 23

    IP Iustitia is Looking for Guest Writers!

    IP Iustitia is Looking for Guest Writers!
    This writer started his 'career' as a blogger as a guest writer for various IP blogs, and with that being said I thought it would be high-time to extend the same courtesy to my readers who might be interested in…
  • Jan 20

    My Other Joke - 'Getting' the Joke not Relevant to Parody, Says US Court of Appeal

    My Other Joke - 'Getting' the Joke not Relevant to Parody, Says US Court of Appeal
    Jokes are rarely ubiquitous, and one that you might get won't necessarily translate as well to your friends, which even could be construed as offensive by some. This clear subjectivity when it comes to humor is well known by most,…
  • Jan 13

    Not Taking a Break - EU General Court Sends Kit Kat TM for Reconsideration at EUIPO

    Not Taking a Break - EU General Court Sends Kit Kat TM for Reconsideration at EUIPO
    The Kit Kat chocolate bar trademark saga is one that seems to just keep on giving and giving to the IP community, offering new and fangled ways where the iconic (or dare we might now say the opposite) chocolate bar has been fought over in…
Rank this Week: 1369

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/
  • Jan 22

    Spouse's Photo Used on Postcard: Can We Sue?

    Spouse's Photo Used on Postcard: Can We Sue?
    Dear Rich: My husband's photo was chosen by a huge non-profit for a postcard. He signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement for the use with payment of $250. They have never paid us and continue selling the postcard into the millions of…
  • Jan 16

    Cisco Kid is PD: But What About Pancho?

    Cisco Kid is PD: But What About Pancho?
    Dear Rich: O Henry published a short story in his Western series in 1907 called "The Caballeros Way" The main character was an outlaw called the Cisco Kid. Since 1914, many movies and a TV series about the Cisco Kid were produced. I would…
  • Jan 10

    Appeared in Music Video; Didn't Get Paid

    Appeared in Music Video; Didn't Get Paid
    Dear Rich: Last year I was the main actor in a music video. It was first released on Facebook where the view count currently stands at 1,075,106. The video was then uploaded to YouTube where it now has 1,940,685 views. The song that the video…
Rank this Week: 1089

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 22

    T820/14 : pouvoir discrétionnaire

    T820/14 : pouvoir discrétionnaire
    Un fidèle lecteur me signale cette intéressante décision. Qu'il en soit remercié! La division d'examen avait refusé d'admettre, en exerçant son pouvoir d'appréciation de la règle 137(3)…
  • Jan 19

    T123/15 : contenu du mémoire de recour

    T123/15 : contenu du mémoire de recour
    Nous avons vu mercredi ce que devait contenir l'acte de recours. S'agissant du mémoire de recours, la règle 99(2) CBE prévoit qu'il doit "présenter les motifs pour lesquels il y a lieu d'annuler la…
  • Jan 17

    T2561/11 : contenu de l'acte de recour

    T2561/11 : contenu de l'acte de recour
    Selon la règle 99 CBE, l'acte de recours doit indiquer le nom et l'adresse du requérant, identifier la décision attaquée et contenir une requête définissant l'objet du recours. Dans le cas…
Rank this Week: 1042

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 22

    CBS Sunday Morning on 22 January 2017

    CBS Sunday Morning on 22 January 2017
    Jane Pauley introduced the stories for January 22, 2017, which featured events related to the inauguration of January 20. Ben Tracey did a piece on McDonalds, a trendy subject with the movie "The Founder." The piece noted the existence of…
  • Jan 22

    The theme of independent invention, and whether the same thing was invented

    The theme of independent invention, and whether the same thing was invented
    The theme of "who invented what" is explored in discussion from Benzmüller to Gödel to Leibniz to Turing.Back in October 2013, ABC News ran a story titled Computer Scientists 'Prove' God Exists , which included the textThat is…
  • Jan 16

    The Crowley copying considered in context

    The Crowley copying considered in context
    In the context of a post about Monica Crowley [ Why plagiarism took down Monica Crowley, Trump’s pick for a top national security post ], one commenter statedI am conservative and I like Monica, but I hate plagiarism. I had a similar…
Rank this Week: 461

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jan 22

    White House Still White

    White House Still White
    President Trump has started his term a couple of days ago. And I stand corrected. A couple of my recent predictions were clearly wrong. For one, the White House has (as of now) not been repainted in black, in honor of Trump’s fossil…
  • Jan 9

    German Policy Failure

    German Policy Failure
    The numbers for 2016 are in, and they don’t look good. As Hans-Josef Fell points out in this comment, renewable sources provided 186 TWh in 2016. That’s not bad, but only 3 TWh over the result of 2015. That’s stagnation. And…
  • Jan 3

    Japanese Bitcoin Exchange Regulation

    Japanese Bitcoin Exchange Regulation
    A law enacted in June 2016 introduces regulation for bitcoin exchanges in Japan. As of now, the law is not yet in force. On December 28th, the Financial Services Agency published drafts for executive orders on the details. The draft…
Rank this Week: 72

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jan 22

    USPTO Publishes Business Method Subject Matter Eligibility Examples: Part II

    USPTO Publishes Business Method Subject Matter Eligibility Examples: Part II
    By Michael Borella -- As discussed in a previous article, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently published new subject matter eligibility examples directed to the abstract idea exception to patentability under 35 U.S.C. § 101.…
  • Jan 22

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    January 25, 2017 - "Functional Patent Claims After Williamson: Understanding the Benefits and Risks for Your University's Patent Portfolio" (Technology Transfer Tactics) - 1:00 to 2:00 pm (Eastern) January 26, 2017 - "Leveraging Latest Patent…
  • Jan 21

    Chisum Patent Academy Patent Law Seminar

    Chisum Patent Academy Patent Law Seminar
    The Chisum Patent Academy will be offering the next session of its Advanced Patent Law Seminar on March 9-10, 2017 in Cincinnati, OH. The seminar is co-taught by Donald Chisum, author of the treatise Chisum on Patents (LexisNexis), and Janice…
Rank this Week: 23

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 2796

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 22

    Around the IP Blog

    Around the IP Blog
    Kluwer Copyright Blog* GS Media in the National Courts: Fresh Issues on the meaning of ‘for profit’"Lower courts can give fresh insight into the adjudication taking place at the highest national and European courts"…
  • Jan 22

    Sunday Surprise

    Sunday Surprise
    * PhD positionsKeep calm and get a Doctoral Degree.--> EUI Doctoral Programme is calling for PhD candidates. Application deadline: 31 January 2017. The Application Form for the 2017-2018 academic year (starting 1…
  • Jan 22

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!
    This Kitten is delighted to bring you the 131th edition of Never Too Late covering the posts from 9 until 15 January! Seeking an ArrowArrow declarations can be granted: Fujifilm v AbbVieGuestKat Eibhlin Vardy discusses Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin…
Rank this Week: 122

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

Covers trademark, copyright and entertainment law. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Jan 22

    FAQ – Trademark Registration Scam

    FAQ – Trademark Registration Scam
    I filed a trademark application recently and suddenly I have been receiving papers from all these companies saying that I owe more money to finalize my trademark. Is this some kind of trademark registration scam? Answer: In December (2016)…
  • Jan 17

    In the News: Washington Post

    In the News: Washington Post
    Attorney Ken Kunkle was recently quoted for an article in the Washington Post about potential conflicts of interest involving President Trump’s trademark portfolio. For a complete read see: Airplanes, golf courses, trademarks and more:…
  • Nov 2

    FAQ – Common law trademark

    FAQ – Common law trademark
    Am I protected with a common law trademark – without federal registration? Q: I recently started selling a product in the US.  I registered the copyright for photos and designed some unique product packaging that included…
Rank this Week: 895

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

Swiss Blawg – mostly in German – on current legal topics, in particular related to IP/IT.

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jan 22

    Creative Commons 4.0-Lizenzen in deutscher Übersetzung

    Creative Commons 4.0-Lizenzen in deutscher Übersetzung
    Die Creative Commons-Lizenzen in Version 4.0 liegen nun auch in offiziellen deutschen Übersetzungen vor: CC BY 4.0 (international)-Lizenz – Namensnennung CC BY-SA 4.0 (international)-Lizenz – Namensnennung, Weitergabe unter…
  • Jan 21

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #151

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #151
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem über eine Revenge Porn-Anwältin, einen gefürchteten Kriminalreporter und Verteidigung als beste Verteidigung im Cyberwar ……
  • Jan 16

    Windows 10: Weltweit mehr Transparenz dank dem schweizerischen Datenschutzbeauftragten

    Windows 10: Weltweit mehr Transparenz dank dem schweizerischen Datenschutzbeauftragten
    Vor einigen Tagen kündigte Microsoft an, bei Windows die Transparenz im Zusammenhang mit dem Datenschutz zu verbessern: Einerseits zeigt ein neues «Privacy Dashboard» einen Teil der persönlichen Daten, die…
Rank this Week: 2391

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Jan 22

    The Challenges of Protecting and Commercialising IP in Casino Game

    The Challenges of Protecting and Commercialising IP in Casino Game
    There are people who seem to believe that ‘inventing’ is some kind of get-rich-quick scheme – come up with an idea, slap a patent on it, and then wait for the untold millions to (magically) come rolling in.  A logical…
  • Jan 15

    The Most Prolific Inventors of the Past 25 Years, and the Connections Between Them

    The Most Prolific Inventors of the Past 25 Years, and the Connections Between Them
    “No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main...” – John Donne, Meditation XVIIA simple analysis of inventor data from the US Patent and Trade Marks Office (USPTO) records…
  • Jan 14

    The Importance of Continuing Professional Education (And of Not Lying About It!)

    The Importance of Continuing Professional Education (And of Not Lying About It!)
    If you are the client of a patent attorney, you probably expect that your experienced (and, perhaps, expensive) professional adviser is keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in their chosen field. Indeed, in many professions some…
Rank this Week: 73

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Jan 21

    Strategic Change is a Value Judgement: Tips from a Digital Transformation Consultant

    Strategic Change is a Value Judgement: Tips from a Digital Transformation Consultant
    Want to know why change is hard? Deciding what not to do is a value judgement. Machiavelli became famous sorting this stuff out. And for the last five years I've helped corporate leaders to get digital transformation right to connect better…
  • Jan 20

    Respect the unexpected: President Trump and asterisk-shaped disruptor

    Respect the unexpected: President Trump and asterisk-shaped disruptor
    The idea of the T-shaped professional has helped people to de-specialize for years now, there's even a conference encouraging that. If the key to smart execution is T-shaped players, then perhaps the shape to drive insight and disruption is a…
  • Jan 4

    Facebook Live Makes Personal Video Must See TV for Healthcare Marketer

    Facebook Live Makes Personal Video Must See TV for Healthcare Marketer
    As published by the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development. Take a look: The Mayo Clinic, UNC Healthcare, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Ohio St University Wexner Medical Center - along with a few healthcare…
Rank this Week: 1039

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1493

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 4678