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Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 1650

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 71

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Kanye West Ain’t No (Crypto) Banker

    Kanye West Ain’t No (Crypto) Banker
    His Account is Not Likely OverdrawnOne of the defendants in the ‘Coinye West’ trademark infringement suit entered into a consent agreement with Kanye West and his company Mascotte Holdings (Plaintiffs) over the Coinye West…
  • Jul 29

    Phew, what a scorcher! Police apply Sunblock to red-hot fake sales website

    Phew, what a scorcher! Police apply Sunblock to red-hot fake sales website
    "Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites", by Dave Lee, appears on the BBC website here. This piece reads, in relevant part, as follows:"The City of London police has started placing banner advertisements on websites believed…
  • Jul 29

    The heart of the matter: one patent, two view

    The heart of the matter: one patent, two view
    This guest blogpost comes courtesy of Katfriend and occasional contributor Suleman Ali (Holly IP), a patent attorney whose interest lies mainly in the biotech and medical fields --an interest that is quite germane to the case he writes about…
Rank this Week: 83

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 29

    Interpreting Claims Against The Drafter

    Interpreting Claims Against The Drafter
    By Dennis Crouch Over the past year, the Federal Circuit has decided dozens of important patent cases. Of those, one of the most important appears to be 3M Innovative Props. Co. v. Tredegar Corp., 725 F.3d 1315 (Fed. Cir. 2013). When I wrote…
  • Jul 28

    Intellectual Property in an Independent Scotland

    Intellectual Property in an Independent Scotland
    Guest Post Author – Peter Arrowsmith, partner and (Scottish) patent attorney at Cleveland (p.arrowsmith@cleveland-ip.com). Introduction On 18 September 2014 the people of Scotland will vote in a referendum to decide their future:…
  • Jul 27

    Trade Secrets, Trademarks, and Interstate Commerce

    Trade Secrets, Trademarks, and Interstate Commerce
    By Dennis Crouch Society should always question rules where the rule-maker is not itself bound by the rules. Courts strongly enforce trade secret rights – except when it comes to discovery. The discovery process in litigation involves…
Rank this Week: 141

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jul 29

    Everyone in the supply chain could be sued for patent infringement

    Everyone in the supply chain could be sued for patent infringement
    Patent owners can sue anyone up and down the chain of distribution for infringement of patent.  Manufacturers, distributors and end users are all possible litigants.  For example, the end user can be sued for using the patented…
  • Jul 18

    Online communications can be prior art against patent

    Online communications can be prior art against patent
    Under U.S. patent laws, an application for patent must be filed within one year of the first public use, sale, offer for sale, or printed publication.   Otherwise, those activities will be considered prior art against any later…
  • Jul 11

    Common ownership problems for those new to patent

    Common ownership problems for those new to patent
    For those new to protecting their inventions with patents, one of the more common issues that needs to be resolved is ownership.  Who owns the invention or patent?  A company may believe that it owns the rights to an…
Rank this Week: 2857

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: 107

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/
  • Jul 29

    Testing Completed For Seventh White Space Database System

    Testing Completed For Seventh White Space Database System
    Google wraps up trials on its modified system; FCC invites comments Looks like it’s time to fill yet another white space in on our white space grid. According to the FCC, hot on the heels of Comsearch (which wrapped up its…
  • Jul 29

    Congress Says Unlocking Cell Phones is Okay

    Congress Says Unlocking Cell Phones is Okay
    You ask: why is this even a question? Thanks to action by Congress – something we don’t get to say often, these days – it will soon once again be lawful to “unlock” your cell phone so as to use it with a…
  • Jul 28

    Update: 3550-3650 MHz Replies Extended to August 15

    Update: 3550-3650 MHz Replies Extended to August 15
    No need to read the post; the headline says it all. A recent item in in our series of posts on the FCC’s novel spectrum-management proposals for the 3550-3650 MHz band (and possibly 3650-6700 MHz as well) told you the reply comment…
Rank this Week: 2734

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jul 29

    Biosimilars Developers Watch Closely as FDA Accepts First Biosimilar Application from Sandoz

    Biosimilars Developers Watch Closely as FDA Accepts First Biosimilar Application from Sandoz
    By: David Fazzolare & Joanna Brougher Sandoz, a Novartis Group company, announced on July 24, 2014 that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review its application for a biosimilar version of filgrastim. The…
  • Jul 24

    Mass. Governor Signs Bill to Raise Minimum Wage

    Mass. Governor Signs Bill to Raise Minimum Wage
    On June 26, 2014, Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill into law which will raise the hourly minimum wage in Massachusetts for the first time since 2008. As a result of these increases, Massachusetts’ minimum wage will be amongst…
  • Jul 23

    MBBP Client Deborah Halber Publishes First Book

    MBBP Client Deborah Halber Publishes First Book
    Congratulations to MBBP client Deborah Halber on the publication of her first book, The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths are Solving America’s Coldest Cases (Simon & Schuster, 2014)! Publishers Weekly calls this “A lively…
Rank this Week: 1378

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jul 29

    3 Count: Unlock Me

    3 Count: Unlock Me
    Cell phone unlocking bill lands on President's desk, City of London Police seek to replace pirate ads with warnings and car makers sued over CD copying systems. The post 3 Count: Unlock Me appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 28

    The Case of the Lionfish and the 12-Year-Old Accused Plagiarist

    The Case of the Lionfish and the 12-Year-Old Accused Plagiarist
    13-year-old Lauren Arrington went from being a media darling to a media pariah in less than a week, but is the media just tearing down what it created? The post The Case of the Lionfish and the 12-Year-Old Accused Plagiarist appeared first on…
  • Jul 28

    3 Count: Anime Attack

    3 Count: Anime Attack
    Australia legislation proposal leaks, Japan looks to target anime and manga piracy and Australian firm faces penalties for Microsoft Office piracy. The post 3 Count: Anime Attack appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 256

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

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

http://www.filewrapper.com/
Rank this Week: 1884

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
  • Jul 29

    The New Senate USA FREEDOM Act: A First Step Towards Reforming Mass Surveillance

    The New Senate USA FREEDOM Act: A First Step Towards Reforming Mass Surveillance
    Earlier today, Senator Patrick Leahy introduced a revised version of his USA FREEDOM legislation, the USA FREEDOM Act of 2014, which focuses on telephone record collection and FISA Court reform. While this bill is not a comprehensive solution…
  • Jul 28

    The Phone Unlocking Victory Should Be the First Step Towards Real Copyright Reform

    The Phone Unlocking Victory Should Be the First Step Towards Real Copyright Reform
    It's increasingly rare for Congress to actually pass bills into law, but Friday brought some good news from Capitol Hill: More than a year after the exemption covering phone unlocking expired and a White House petition on the topic collected…
  • Jul 28

    NSA Surveillance Chilling Effects: HRW and ACLU Gather More Evidence

    NSA Surveillance Chilling Effects: HRW and ACLU Gather More Evidence
    Human Rights Watch and the ACLU today published a terrific report documenting the chilling effect on journalists and lawyers from the NSA's surveillance programs entitled: "With Liberty to Monitor All: How Large-Scale US Surveillance is…
Rank this Week: 2267

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Jul 29

    The Creative Decisions, Ownership Inquires, and Collaborations Behind Film Score

    The Creative Decisions, Ownership Inquires, and Collaborations Behind Film Score
    Carter Burwell, the film composer responsible for the music in True Grit and Seven Psychopaths, calls film scores the “subliminal connective adhesive” in a movie. Film music fleshes out the story in a movie, intensifying each and…
  • Jul 28

    Casey Kasem, The Cautionary Tale

    Casey Kasem, The Cautionary Tale
    Where is Casey Kasem?  Casey Kasem will always be remembered as the beloved DJ host on the radio program, American Top 40, and as the voice of Shaggy Rogers of Scooby-Doo. And now, unfortunately, Casey Kasem will also be remembered as…
  • Jul 24

    Is Morocco the Next Hollywood?

    Is Morocco the Next Hollywood?
    What do Inception, Alexander, Gladiator, and Sex and the City 2 have in common? They were all shot in Morocco. Recently, the North-African country witnessed a wave of filmmakers coming from all horizons in search of the natural setting made…
Rank this Week: 4459

IP Litigation Law Blog

IP Litigation Law Blog

Covers contingent fee, alternative billing, copyright lawsuits and patent lawsuits. By Mann Law Group.

http://www.iplitigationblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List
    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List Normally we don’t toot our own horn – but we are pleased and honored to announce that our founder Philip P. Mann was recognized in the 2014 Washington Super…
  • Jul 8

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark
    Clearly. I'll avoid the rampant irony of taking a trademark around Jesus' name, and using The Lord's name in vain for the sake of financial gain. (Isn't there something about that in the Bible?) Television/movie star and man-of-many-faces…
  • Jun 9

    Mann Law Group Hire

    Mann Law Group Hire
    The Mann Law Group today announced that attorney Timothy J. Billick, Esq. has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Billick focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property and copyright matters including litigation and…
Rank this Week: 2545

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 447

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
  • Jul 29

    PTO & Alice – Things Have Really Changed

    PTO & Alice – Things Have Really Changed
    Despite what the United States Patent and Trademark Office suggested in their initial guidance to patent examiners, the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v. CLS Bank has substantially changed the prosecution landscape for…
  • Jul 28

    Talking Patent Litigation with Ray Niro

    Talking Patent Litigation with Ray Niro
    Ray Niro is one of the most well-known patent litigators in the country, and the attorney who was famously dubbed “a patent troll” some 14 years ago, marking the first time the term was used. See The Man They Call the…
  • Jul 26

    Breaking the Cycle – Stand Up and Fight Patent Troll

    Breaking the Cycle – Stand Up and Fight Patent Troll
    The term “patent troll” conjures up all kinds of images and ideas, but there is no universally accepted definition of who is a patent troll. This has lead many to recognize that, by and large, if you are being sued for patent…
Rank this Week: 597

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jul 29

    Google: Kein «Recht auf Vergessen» für Unternehmen?

    Google: Kein «Recht auf Vergessen» für Unternehmen?
    Google musste kürzlich vom Europäischen Gerichtshof (EuGH) daran erinnert werden, dass das «Recht auf Vergessen» gemäss Datenschutzrecht unter bestimmten Umständen auch für Suchergebnisse gilt. In der…
  • Jul 27

    Juristische Weblinks #102

    Juristische Weblinks #102
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten: Immaterialgüterrecht: «Kopier oder stirb!» Medienrecht I: «[…] Das Recht auf Privatsphäre und am eigenen Bild gilt insofern –…
  • Jul 22

    Zu intelligent: Keine amtliche Verteidigung für Studenten

    Zu intelligent: Keine amtliche Verteidigung für Studenten
    Beschuldigte in Strafverfahren in der Schweiz haben Anspruch auf einen amtlichen Verteidiger, sofern sie nicht über die erforderlichen Mittel für einen Rechtsanwalt verfügen und die Strafverteidigung zur Wahrung ihrer…
Rank this Week: 2954

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/
  • Jul 29

    Trademark Trick Play- The Music City Miracle

    Trademark Trick Play- The Music City Miracle
    Football season is upon us! Yesterday, we ran over to watch the Tennessee Titans’ first full-pads practice. This was my first open practice and I wasn’t expecting much, but it was actually a good time. I recommend catching an NFL…
  • Jul 28

    Rebranding: What happens when it goes wrong?

    Rebranding: What happens when it goes wrong?
    Back by popular demand: It’s Ken Homa! Prof. Homa was kind enough to share his wisdom with us last week on repackaging, and he’s back to tell a tale of rebranding gone wrong. In case you forgot, in his prime, Prof. Homa…
  • Jul 25

    An Objective View of WOOOOOO

    An Objective View of WOOOOOO
    By Justin McNaughton I have not watched a football game in as long as I can remember (Super Bowl, included). I only state that to support my assertion that I am a disinterested outsider for purposes of ranking the newly issued service…
Rank this Week: 1993

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Music you can't get in a library

    Music you can't get in a library
    Planning for musical obsolescence: How digital licensing is destroying our ability to preserve history. Excerpt:When one goes to the LA Philharmonic site about this recording of Symphonie Fantastique and tries to purchase it, one is directed…
  • Jul 28

    court says Lexmark doesn't change trademark harm standard

    court says Lexmark doesn't change trademark harm standard
    Reynolds Consumer Prods. Inc. v. Handi-Foil Corp., No. 1:13–CV–214, 2014 WL 3615853 (E.D. Va. July 18, 2014)A jury found Handi-Foil liable for willful infringement of Reynolds’ unregistered trade dress, but in favor of…
  • Jul 25

    Yelp statements about its filters not protected by anti-SLAPP law or CDA

    Yelp statements about its filters not protected by anti-SLAPP law or CDA
    Demetriades v. Yelp, Inc., 2014 WL 3661491, No. B247151 (Cal. Ct. App. July 24, 2014)Demetriades operates restaurants and sued Yelp under California’s UCL and FAL based on claims about the accuracy and efficacy of its…
Rank this Week: 127

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 563

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/
  • Jul 29

    Relationship Between Fair Use and Infringement

    Relationship Between Fair Use and Infringement
    Dear Rich: I was troubled by the blanket assertion in a recent post in which you stated that if you copied a copyrighted work without authorization, you're infringing. I believe that if your use is a fair use, you are not infringing. Or are…
  • Jul 25

    University Won't Patent My Invention

    University Won't Patent My Invention
    It looks like I may have made a scientific breakthrough with definite commercial applications. The thing is the university patent office (who would own the work) is reluctant to start paperwork on it as they say a few patents have already…
  • Jul 24

    Sold Original Painting: Who Gets Copyright?

    Sold Original Painting: Who Gets Copyright?
    Dear Rich: Is it possible to sell an original painting and keep ownership at the same time? For example, if I sell the original to someone and later contract for the work to be used in another area of entertainment, could I maintain ownership…
Rank this Week: 1077

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Farewell

    Farewell
    There’s a line in my favorite writer Kurt Vonnegut’s Jailbird that goes “‘Hello and goodbye.’ What else is there to say? Our language is much larger than it needs to be.” I didn’t actually say…
  • Jul 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    There’s a line in my favorite writer Kurt Vonnegut’s Jailbird that goes ”‘Hello and goodbye.’  What else is there to say?  Our language is much larger than it needs to be.”  I…
  • Jul 28

    Harley-Davidson Booze Coming Soon?

    Harley-Davidson Booze Coming Soon?
    With the 74th Anniversary of the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally less than a week away, it seemed like a good time to check in on recent Harley-Davidson trademark activity at the USPTO. As it turns out, a very interesting…
Rank this Week: 161

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 384

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1012

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
  • Jul 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-28
    Under Spain's 'Google fee' law, news aggregators must pay publishers http://t.co/QTlGThEUxm -> Plea to end music piracy – Fiji Times Online http://t.co/1VjK56k9Xx -> Dr. Phil Sues Deadspin, Claims Copyright Infringement Over…
  • Jul 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-27
    Google doesn't want you to limit its ability to follow you around the internet http://t.co/9vYzPQjxcK -> RT @eurorights: 'French blogger owes $2,000 in damages for review 'too prominent' on Google'. http://t.co/UHMDvye7hC -> RT…
  • Jul 27

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-07-26

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-07-26
    Time to invest in better protections for Canada’s intellectual property http://t.co/VtXpfqNMeI -> Android set-top boxes for TV streaming: Copyright or wrong? http://t.co/kVbCOj0Gu7 -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for…
Rank this Week: 940

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 458

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/
  • Jul 29

    Xerox Seeks Patent on Method of Compensating Remote Worker

    Xerox Seeks Patent on Method of Compensating Remote Worker
    The Xerox Corporation Ltd. of Norwalk, CT, is a major American multinational corporation, which offers one of the world’s most extensive line of printing products, both for business and personal uses… We start today’s…
  • Jul 28

    Does Innovation Lead to Prosperity for All?

    Does Innovation Lead to Prosperity for All?
    Whether innovation benefits the masses or just the elites has major policy ramifications. If the later, shouldn’t government insure a fair division of the economic pie? And is the patent system critical for economic growth or a tool for…
  • Jul 28

    Kappos Legacy and PTO-Academia Relation

    Kappos Legacy and PTO-Academia Relation
    Dave Kappos did more for PTO-academic relations than any other Commissioner or Director in the history of the Office. This is a true statement, but hardly does credit to his real contributions in this area. That’s for the simple reason…
Rank this Week: 3104

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Jul 29

    Xerox Seeks Patent on Method of Compensating Remote Worker

    Xerox Seeks Patent on Method of Compensating Remote Worker
    The Xerox Corporation Ltd. of Norwalk, CT, is a major American multinational corporation, which offers one of the world’s most extensive line of printing products, both for business and personal uses… We start today’s…
  • Jul 28

    Does Innovation Lead to Prosperity for All?

    Does Innovation Lead to Prosperity for All?
    Whether innovation benefits the masses or just the elites has major policy ramifications. If the later, shouldn’t government insure a fair division of the economic pie? And is the patent system critical for economic growth or a tool for…
  • Jul 28

    Kappos Legacy and PTO-Academia Relation

    Kappos Legacy and PTO-Academia Relation
    Dave Kappos did more for PTO-academic relations than any other Commissioner or Director in the history of the Office. This is a true statement, but hardly does credit to his real contributions in this area. That’s for the simple reason…
Rank this Week: 218

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/
  • Jul 29

    Leason Ellis continues fight against trademark scammer

    Leason Ellis continues fight against trademark scammer
    The good folks from the firm of Leason Ellis have continued litigating against select companies that send solicitations to trademark owners. From the Leason & Ellis website:   OUR CASE AGAINST PATENT & TRADEMARK AGENCY MOVES…
  • Jul 28

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXIX

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXIX
    The following is another update of recent client registrations obtained from the public records so readers can see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected – and the wide range of variety in brand names, logos,…
  • Jul 25

    Nontraditional trademarks: Custom door handles on retail store

    Nontraditional trademarks: Custom door handles on retail store
    I have noticed more retail stores lately with customized unique door handles. For example, REI has a climibing axe handle. Dunkin Donuts had handles made of the letter “D.” See photos below. I predict that this is a new wave of…
Rank this Week: 1241

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    The Legalities of Feeding Expired Parking Meters in Phoenix – According to the Police

    The Legalities of Feeding Expired Parking Meters in Phoenix – According to the Police
    Starting on August 1st, Phoenix is changing to variable prices at its parking meters. Depending on when and where you park, the rate could range from $0.50 to $4.00/hour. This is a big change from the $1.50/hour rate that used to be at every…
  • Jul 22

    What Are You Buying When You Use an Independent Contractor?

    What Are You Buying When You Use an Independent Contractor?
    I get questions all the time from people involved in situations where a business outsources the creation of their website, marketing materials, or other photography work about who owns the copyright in the final work product and what can the…
  • Jul 15

    Questions People Ask About the Law, Photos, Sex Tapes, and Revenge Porn

    Questions People Ask About the Law, Photos, Sex Tapes, and Revenge Porn
    The movie Sex Tape comes out this week. The previews look dumb, but I want to see it to examine the story from a legal perspective. I’ve done a fair amount of research and writing about cyber harassment and “revenge porn.”…
Rank this Week: 2119

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

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

    IP Policies in Africa no 28, 29 and 30 - Libya, Madagascar and Malawi

    IP Policies in Africa no 28, 29 and 30 - Libya, Madagascar and Malawi
    Having been successful in her last foray across the continent, this Leo felt bold enough to step out again. Today we visit Libya, Madagascar and Malawi. The three countries are all COMESA member state and thus subscribe to its IP Policy…
  • Jul 28

    WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility (TFAF) launched, but India apply the handbrake

    WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility (TFAF) launched, but India apply the handbrake
    Source: hereFlanked by representatives from Kenya, Lesotho and Uganda, WTO's Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, launched the TFAF, which is designed to help least-developed countries (LDCs) and developing countries, who need it,…
  • Jul 25

    Africa’s largest economy cares about the Global Innovation Index Ranking

    Africa’s largest economy cares about the Global Innovation Index Ranking
    Before we start (if we’re not already) thinking otherwise, Nigeria (precisely, one of its government ministries) does care about its position on the Global Innovation Index (GII) scoreboard. Strangely enough, it seems as if the…
Rank this Week: 1414

Jackson White Intellectual…

Jackson White Intellectual Property Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-ip-attorney/blog/
  • Jul 29

    USSC Decision Favors Television Networks over Internet Busine

    USSC Decision Favors Television Networks over Internet Busine
    On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided that Aereo, a start-up internet business, had been publicly performing (a.k.a. airing or showing) copyrighted material.  This was a 6-3 decision, in which the plaintiff, the…
  • Jul 24

    Apple and Samsung Finding Common Ground in Patent Battle

    Apple and Samsung Finding Common Ground in Patent Battle
    Apple and Samsung are beginning to find common ground in their litigation war which has been going on for over three years about patent infringement. Galaxy S vs. iPhone Samsung has been a component supplier for Apple but their…
  • Jul 22

    Sherlock Holmes Copyright is Now Public

    Sherlock Holmes Copyright is Now Public
    The seventh circuit court of appeals in Chicago ruled on June 16 that the copyright on Sherlock Holmes has expired. The copyright has been in dispute between the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle and editor, Leslie Klinger, of The New…
Rank this Week: 4850

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jul 29

    Beijing signs up for ... Beijing

    Beijing signs up for ... Beijing
    This blogger was pleased to see, by Beijing Notification No. 5: Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, that the People’s Republic of China has ratified this treaty. According to this notice:The Director General of the World…
  • Jul 25

    The CopyKat - the pain in Spain means no blocking - again

    The CopyKat - the pain in Spain means no blocking - again
    A  court in Spain has overturned a previous ruling that had led to the blocking for a number of file-sharing sites. Back in May this year the anti-piracy group FAP secured injunctions in court forcing internet service providers in the…
  • Jul 24

    Getting to grips with reality: when copyright claims grow out of proportion

    Getting to grips with reality: when copyright claims grow out of proportion
    Victor Lilley v Euromoney Institutional Investor plc and Metal Bulletin plc; Victor Lilley v Chartered Institute of Management Accountants; Victor Lilley v Aspermont UK Ltd [2014] EWHC 2364 (Ch) is actually a trilogy of actions on which Mr…
Rank this Week: 1648

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/
  • Jul 29

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State
    Lawrence B. Solum, Artificial Meaning, 89 Wash. L. Rev. 69 (2014), available at SSRN.Barbara LevenbookThis is a provocative and important essay that has implications Solum doesn’t spell out for some positions on meaning, communication,…
  • Jul 28

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm
    Julia Bauer, Nikolaus Franke & Philipp Tuertscher, The Seven IP Commandments of a Crowdsourcing Community: How Self-Organized Norms-Based IP Systems Overcome Imitation Problems (forthcoming 2014).Jason SchultzEmpirical studies…
  • Jul 25

    Recognition Without Consent

    Recognition Without Consent
    Erez Aloni, Deprivative Recognition, 61 UCLA L. Rev. 1276 (2014).Carlos BallRelationship recognition has been at the center of reform efforts in family law for the last two decades. Scholars and advocates alike have focused intently on…
Rank this Week: 429

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Jul 28

    What should we do when trademarks offend?

    What should we do when trademarks offend?
    Trademarks are symbols that convey meaning, and ostensibly that meaning is ontologically linked to the purveyor of the goods or services with which the trademark is connected. But those symbols can relate to different ontologies as well, be…
  • Jul 25

    Lawsuit against Yelp over how it marketed its review filters can move forward

    Lawsuit against Yelp over how it marketed its review filters can move forward
    Plaintiff restaurant owner sued Yelp under California unfair competition law, claiming that certain statements Yelp made about the filters it uses to ascertain the unreliability or bias of user reviews were misleading and untrue. For example,…
  • Jul 23

    When is news reporting fair use under copyright law?

    When is news reporting fair use under copyright law?
    Blogger claims fair use supports his challenge to DMCA takedown of YouTube video. But “news reporting” aspect of fair use can be tricky. An embattled California pastor sent a DMCA takedown notice to YouTube over a video clip that…
Rank this Week: 615

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 28

    Finally, A Biosimilar Application Has Been Accepted By The FDA

    Finally, A Biosimilar Application Has Been Accepted By The FDA
    By Andrew Williams -- In what is thought to be the first application accepted under the new biosimilar pathway created by the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation (BPCI) Act, Sandoz announced last Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug…
  • Jul 27

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. GlaxoSmithKline LLC et al. v. Glenmark Generics Inc. USA 1:14-cv-00877; filed July 3, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware…
  • Jul 27

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    July 30, 2014 - "Ask the Office: New Guidance on Functional Claiming" (American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (ET) July 30, 2014 - "Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Patent Eligibility of Software-Related…
Rank this Week: 111

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Blogging of material in court records: can publicly available information be confidential?

    Blogging of material in court records: can publicly available information be confidential?
    From the case HORACE FRAZIER HUNTER v. VIRGINIA STATE BAR, EX REL. THIRD DISTRICT COMMITTEE, 285 Va. 485; 744 S.E.2d 611 (Va. 2013):All of Hunter's blog posts involved cases that had been concluded. Moreover, the VSB [p. 503] concedes that…
  • Jul 28

    As Beats goes after Chinese counterfeiters, Bose goes after Beat

    As Beats goes after Chinese counterfeiters, Bose goes after Beat
    From within an article titled Bose Sues Beats Electronics, Alleging Patent Violations in Design of Beats Studios, Solos. We do know, however, that if Bose manages to win its case, Beats could be in trouble. Just as Beats is suing Chinese…
  • Jul 28

    Boston Globe expounds on plagiarism

    Boston Globe expounds on plagiarism
    The Boston Globe discusses recent plagiarism incidents in an article Plagiarism incidents undercut message to studentsIncluded in the text isa high school principal in New York apologized after writing a yearbook message that was nearly…
Rank this Week: 66

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

Provides insight and commentary on patent post-grant options. By Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
Rank this Week: 727

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
Rank this Week: 2058

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 1191

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 124

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

Tips and commentary for individuals accused of civil liability for Internet activities. By Benjamin Justus.

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Jul 28

    They’re Back: Voltage Singleton Doe Cases In Oregon

    They’re Back: Voltage Singleton Doe Cases In Oregon
    Some weeks after a batch of its Oregon state trademark lawsuits arising from Dallas Buyers Club were dismissed for improper joinder, Voltage has returned to the U.S. District Court in Oregon with at least two “singleton”…
  • May 28

    D.C. Circuit Court Rules Against “Swarm Joinder”

    D.C. Circuit Court Rules Against “Swarm Joinder”
    Troll Defense has just learned, courtesy of Ray Beckerman, that the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled that the joinder of many different “John Doe” parties into a single action, for purposes of…
  • May 20

    Oregon Dallas Buyers Club Lawsuits Removed to Federal Court

    Oregon Dallas Buyers Club Lawsuits Removed to Federal Court
    Just last Friday, the two Voltage Pictures, LLC Oregon State Trademark lawsuits pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Oregon were removed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.  These cases involve the motion…
Rank this Week: 2691

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Jul 28

    Copyright Office Requests Comments on Music Licensing

    Copyright Office Requests Comments on Music Licensing
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Copyright Office has undertaken a study to evaluate the effectiveness of current methods for licensing musical works and sound recordings. It seeks additional comments on whether and how existing music licensing…
  • Jul 25

    Indiana Passes New Statute Criminalizing Offenses Against Intellectual Property

    Indiana Passes New Statute Criminalizing Offenses Against Intellectual Property
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Indiana Code § 35-43-1-7 has been made effective as of July 1, 2014. This new criminal statute, enacted by P.L.158-2013, SEC. 458, covers certain computer-related offenses against intellectual property. It takes…
  • Jul 24

    Lilly Successful in Defending Alimta Method-of-Use Patent

    Lilly Successful in Defending Alimta Method-of-Use Patent
    Indianapolis, Indiana - In conjunction with co-counsel, an Indiana patent attorney for Eli Lilly of Indianapolis, Indiana prevailed in the Southern District of Indiana on claims of patent infringement. At issue was Lilly's patent on the use…
Rank this Week: 162

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jul 28

    Targeting German consumers? Play by Germany's rules!

    Targeting German consumers? Play by Germany's rules!
    Courtesy of :SCHULTERIESENKAMPFF Internet services that specifically target German consumer, e.g. by addressing them in German, have to adhere to German law when doing so. In a default judgment, the regional court Berlin recently held that…
  • Jul 23

    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified Matchmaking

    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified Matchmaking
    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified matchmakingIssued November 4, 2003, to MicrosoftSummary:For those of you who play Xbox Live, the ‘481 patent (aka “Quitters Play Together”) will be right up your alley. This patent…
  • Jul 16

    Lindsay Lohan sues Rock Star over Grand Theft Auto

    Lindsay Lohan sues Rock Star over Grand Theft Auto
    Lindsay Lohan is suing Rockstar Games and its owner Take-Two Interactive over a character in Grand Theft Auto V that she alleges is an "unequivocal" representation of her image, according to the Associated Press. The suit was reportedly filed…
Rank this Week: 882

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/
  • Jul 28

    Minors’ Privacy Claims Against Viacom and Google Over Disclosure of Video Viewing Habits Dismissed

    Minors’ Privacy Claims Against Viacom and Google Over Disclosure of Video Viewing Habits Dismissed
    Plaintiffs alleged that Viacom and Google violated the Video Privacy Protection Act and other federal and state privacy laws by improperly collecting and passing along information when end users (kids) viewed videos or games at Viacom-owned…
  • Jul 27

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 4 (Content Regulation, Prostitution & More)

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 4 (Content Regulation, Prostitution & More)
    Content Regulation * Jancik v. Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, 2014 WL 1920751 (C.D. Cal. May 14, 2014) (cites omitted). Another websites-and-ADA case diverging from the troubling 2012 Netflix ruling: However, the Redbox Instant website and the…
  • Jul 26

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 3 (Privacy, Marketing, E-Commerce & More)

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 3 (Privacy, Marketing, E-Commerce & More)
    Privacy * Snapchat’s basic value proposition (“Disappearing digital photos”) has been deceptive from the beginning. The FTC busted them for it. (I saw James Grimmelmann added this to his Internet Law casebook. We’ve…
Rank this Week: 146

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2421