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Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Pandora’s Box:Turtles Actions Threaten to Upend Music Streaming Model

    Pandora’s Box:Turtles Actions Threaten to Upend Music Streaming Model
    Copyright law in the United States is almost exclusively governed by the federal Copyright Act, which preempts equivalent state laws.  As originally drafted, however, the Copyright Act of 1976 – the current iteration of the Act…
  • Oct 31

    Have a Noninfringing Halloween

    Have a Noninfringing Halloween
    Reprinted with permission.  Photo credit/copyright Kate Livingston. In honor of Halloween and my favorite Supreme Court justice, I present Ruth Baby Ginsburg.  May your Halloween be free from the horror of infringement. The post…
  • Oct 31

    Have a Noninfringing Halloween

    Have a Noninfringing Halloween
    Reprinted with permission.  Photo credit/copyright Kate Livingston. In honor of Halloween and my favorite Supreme Court justice, I present Ruth Baby Ginsburg.  May your Halloween be free from the horror of infringement. The post…
Rank this Week: 883

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent
    Enablement is the requirement that a patent teach a person skilled in the art (the field of the invention) how to make and use the invention without undue experimentation. In other words, a patent must describe the invention clearly enough so…
  • Apr 13

    Move Over Vanna White, Here Comes Marion Barry’s Kidney

    Move Over Vanna White, Here Comes Marion Barry’s Kidney
    In 2008, former Mayor of Washington, D.C., and then council member Marion Barry became ill with a kidney disease. To survive the illness, Mr. Barry required a kidney transplant, and one of his friends, Ms. Kim Dickens, came to his aid and…
  • Mar 31

    Scott Hervey quoted in International Business Times article

    Scott Hervey quoted in International Business Times article
    Scott Hervey was quoted in an article in the International Business Times on how Fox’s fair use defense in a copyright infringement lawsuit arising over its use of a famous 9/11 image could change the landscape of copyright enforcement…
Rank this Week: 196

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Campbell conference: Justin Hughes keynote

    Campbell conference: Justin Hughes keynote
    Closing Keynote Address: Justin Hughes In a world of complex laws, like tax regulation, everyone likes the idea of a rule that’s both general and exculpatory—fun and safe because when you’re applying a multifactor test…
  • Apr 17

    Campbell conference: future of digital tech

    Campbell conference: future of digital tech
    Panel IV. Campbell and the Future of Digital Technologies (Moderator, Dean O'Connor) O’Connor: output of one creative person becomes input for the next. Consider how copyright and fair use work in that system. Robert Brauneis,…
  • Apr 17

    Campbell conference: Judge Leval keynote

    Campbell conference: Judge Leval keynote
    Keynote Address: The Honorable Pierre Leval Earned a reversal rate of 67% in his significant fair use cases; at the cutting edge of law in the role of the salami.  Campbell: good framework for authors, without manacles on…
Rank this Week: 71

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Apr 17

    TWiL 299: He Said, She Said

    TWiL 299: He Said, She Said
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Digital ownership with professor Aaron Perzanowski, modded dolls, Invisible Girlfriends/Boyfriends and more! Guests: Aaron Perzanowski and Matt Homann Photo credit: Rhys A. Download or subscribe to…
  • Apr 3

    TWiL 298: Lawyers on Rail

    TWiL 298: Lawyers on Rail
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Lawyers and technology competence, the Ellen Pao aftermath, the end of Bluebook? And more! Guests: Pieter Gunst, and Tony Lai Photo credit: sndrv Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. …
  • Mar 27

    TWiL 297: Copyright or Sticky Tape?

    TWiL 297: Copyright or Sticky Tape?
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson SpaceX photos in the public domain, Pandora, pre-1972 recordings and free speech, Radio Shack's customer data is up for sale and more! Guests: Shubha Ghosh, and Andrew Gilden Photo credit: Enokson …
Rank this Week: 370

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Apr 17

    17 Seconds #11

    17 Seconds #11
    17 Seconds: useful info quickly. Why do I like working with startups? There are many reasons. One of the biggest is that startups have the most intellectual property needs early in their lifecycle, and that’s precisely when Clocktower…
  • Mar 31

    LawLawLaw #37

    LawLawLaw #37
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter: subscribe at LawLawLaw.com. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and…
  • Mar 20

    Social Networking Expiration Date

    Social Networking Expiration Date
    Is your favorite social network budding, fresh, ripe, or rotten? Check Your Assumptions At The Door In the 1990s, writing business books was easy. So was picking stocks. Remember day trading? It’s easy to pick stocks (or write business…
Rank this Week: 100

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: 53

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 646

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Apr 17

    Ineos v. Berry: Anticipation by an Overlapping Range

    Ineos v. Berry: Anticipation by an Overlapping Range
    By Jason Rantanen Ineos USA LLC v. Berry Plastics Corporation (Fed. Cir. 2015) Download Opinion [2015 WL 1727013] Panel: Dyk, Moore (author), O’Malley It is bedrock patent law that while a species anticipates a genus, a genus does not…
  • Apr 16

    At Stanford: PTO and the Court

    At Stanford: PTO and the Court
    I’m looking forward to participating in this week’s Stanford Law School conference focusing on the interplay between the USPTO and the Courts. [Event Website]. On April 17 (Friday), I will be introducing the topic with a…
  • Apr 15

    Inspector General: USPTO Needs to Strengthen Patent Quality Assurance Practice

    Inspector General: USPTO Needs to Strengthen Patent Quality Assurance Practice
    by Dennis Crouch In a report sharply critical of the US Patent Office, the Department of Commerce Inspector General’s Office has concluded that patent quality is not up-to-snuff.  Read the report titled “USPTO Needs to…
Rank this Week: 94

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Open records law beats trade secrets in Georgia pipeline case

    Open records law beats trade secrets in Georgia pipeline case
    from SavannahNow-->--Public release of the maps — at least through Effingham County, where 39 miles of pipeline would go — were the subject of an open records request by Effingham Now, a sister publication of the Savannah…
  • Apr 17

    In Detroit, Paul Glomski tells Michelle Lee: They're scared to research what exists out there

    In Detroit, Paul Glomski tells Michelle Lee: They're scared to research what exists out there
    USPTO Director Michelle Lee spoke in Detroit on April 17.In covering the event, the Detroit Free Press noted:--Paul Glomski, CEO of software firm Detroit Labs, said his company's 85 developers are hesitant to pursue advancements in areas…
  • Apr 17

    CAFC affirms PTAB in IPRs related to BELDEN INC . v. BERK - TEK LLC

    CAFC affirms PTAB in IPRs related to BELDEN INC . v. BERK - TEK LLC
    As to standards: During an inter partes review, the Board construes disputed limitations according to their broadest reasonable interpretation consistent with the specification. In re Cuozzo Speed Techs., LLC, 778 F.3d 1271, 1281…
Rank this Week: 81

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/
  • Apr 17

    Guided into the Wilderness: FDA’s Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps Leaves Many Unanswered Question

    Guided into the Wilderness: FDA’s Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps Leaves Many Unanswered Question
    By Miriam Swedlow Let’s face it; the FDA has a tough job. It must navigate the thin line between balancing public safety and facilitating business innovation. It is perpetually in the zone of “damned if they do and damned if they…
  • Apr 16

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Winter 2015 Issue

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Winter 2015 Issue
    The Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts (LTA Journal) has published its Winter 2015 Issue. The LTA Journal publishes concise legal analysis aimed at practicing attorneys on a quarterly basis. Patrick Holvey, a 2015 J.D.…
  • Apr 10

    New Executive Order expands foreign cyber-attack retaliation option

    New Executive Order expands foreign cyber-attack retaliation option
    By Denise Kim On April 1, 2015, President Obama signed a new executive order designed to block the property of certain persons engaging in significant malicious cyber-enabled activities. Over the past several years, the number of malicious…
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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 39

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
  • Apr 17

    Is This Justice? Charging an Eight Grader with a Felony for “Hacking”

    Is This Justice? Charging an Eight Grader with a Felony for “Hacking”
    A 14-year-old eighth grader in Florida, Domanik Green, has been charged with a felony for “hacking” his teacher’s computer. The “hacking” in this instance was using a widely known password to change the desktop…
  • Apr 17

    EFF's Podcasting Patent Win Highlights a Disturbing Trend

    EFF's Podcasting Patent Win Highlights a Disturbing Trend
    It's time to take a closer look at EFF's recent victory against bogus patents and highlight what we and others concerned about our patent system are up against. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), acting on our request for…
  • Apr 16

    Fast Track Bill Would Legitimize White House Secrecy and Clear the Way for Anti-User Trade Deal

    Fast Track Bill Would Legitimize White House Secrecy and Clear the Way for Anti-User Trade Deal
    Following months of protest, Congress has finally put forth bicameral Fast Track legislation today to rush trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) through…
Rank this Week: 2784

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Coke Walks Tightrope in ZERO Branding

    Coke Walks Tightrope in ZERO Branding
    As you may recall, last September we wrote about Coca-Cola’s Significant Interest in Zero Marks, discussing Coca-Cola’s defense of a trademark infringement suit brought by an individual named Mirza Baig, who claimed rights in…
  • Apr 16

    First dinosaurs, then wooly mammoths. Are trademark attorneys next to go extinct?

    First dinosaurs, then wooly mammoths. Are trademark attorneys next to go extinct?
    A world without trademark attorneys… frightening, isn’t it? (maybe more for me than for someone who isn’t a trademark attorney). It seems unlikely, but we may be inching closer to this apocalyptic scenario. In Australia, a…
  • Apr 15

    Britto v. Apple: Utilizing the IP Kitchen Sink

    Britto v. Apple: Utilizing the IP Kitchen Sink
    Can an artist’s particular style of art constitute both copyrightable expression and trade dress? Brazilian artist Romero Britto has filed suit against two artists known as “Craig & Karl” for copyright…
Rank this Week: 73

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/
Rank this Week: 270

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Five Presentations from the Trademark Office Comes to California

    Five Presentations from the Trademark Office Comes to California
    Here are five PowerPoint presentations from the Trademark Office Comes to California program, held this week in Los Angeles and San Francisco.Chief Judge Gerard F. Rogers and Deputy Chief Judge Susan Richey, The State of the TTAB the…
  • Apr 15

    TTAB Test: Is SUNRISE for Guitar Picks Confusable With PUKANA LA for Guitars?

    TTAB Test: Is SUNRISE for Guitar Picks Confusable With PUKANA LA for Guitars?
    The USPTO refused regsitration of the mark SUNRISE for guitar picks, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark PUKANA LA & Design for guitars (shown below). The English translation of the Hawaiian term "pukana…
  • Apr 14

    TTAB Reverses BRUTOPIA BREWERY Refusal, Finding Pubs Not Related to Beer Festival

    TTAB Reverses BRUTOPIA BREWERY Refusal, Finding Pubs Not Related to Beer Festival
    Applicant Grill 505 came away with its glass half full in this appeal from a Section 2(d) refusal to register BRUTOPIA BREWERY for "beer" and for “pubs” [BREWERY disclaimed]. As to beer, the Board found the mark likely to cause…
Rank this Week: 251

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Le Monde parle - article about the unrest at the European Patent Office

    Le Monde parle - article about the unrest at the European Patent Office
    Merpel has received word of an article published by the major French newspaper Le Monde on 6 April 2015, reporting on the industrial unrest and social tensions within the European Patent Office (EPO).  The original article linked appears…
  • Apr 17

    AG Cruz Villalon says that (absolute) banking secrecy prevents effective enforcement of IP right

    AG Cruz Villalon says that (absolute) banking secrecy prevents effective enforcement of IP right
    Does banking secrecy prevail over IP enforcement?In a nutshell this is the issue on which the Bundesgerichtshof (German Federal Court of Justice) is seeking guidance from the ever-active Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)…
  • Apr 17

    Not all creators of musical content are treated equally: the fate of the lyricist?

    Not all creators of musical content are treated equally: the fate of the lyricist?
    A devoted reader of this blog wrote to this Kat a month or so ago to observe that we do not pay sufficient attention to the creators of content. I would hope that we Kats are equal opportunity observers of the creative process and those who…
Rank this Week: 63

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Text-Message Telecommunication Patent Not Invalid Under Alice

    Text-Message Telecommunication Patent Not Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted plaintiff's motion for judgment on the pleadings that its server communication patent was not invalid for lack of patentable subject matter because it claimed an inventive concept. "Claim 20 is directed to a problem unique…
  • Apr 16

    Combination of Abstract Ideas Does Not Render Unpatentable Subject Matter Patent Eligible Under Alice

    Combination of Abstract Ideas Does Not Render Unpatentable Subject Matter Patent Eligible Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's payroll processing patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and rejected plaintiff's argument that the patent satisfied the standard in Alice…
  • Apr 15

    Expert’s “Bundled License” Opinion Not Inadmissible

    Expert’s “Bundled License” Opinion Not Inadmissible
    The court denied defendant's motion in limine to exclude the testimony of one of plaintiff's damages experts that the parties would have agreed to a bundled license. "According to [defendant], by assigning to each accused product the same…
Rank this Week: 1268

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/
  • Apr 17

    Uncle Sam the Patent Troll Sues to Stop Generic HIV Drug

    Uncle Sam the Patent Troll Sues to Stop Generic HIV Drug
    HHS is suing a defendant that merely wants to market a generic version of a drug that is used to treat patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Not only is the United States government a patent troll, but the government is also…
  • Apr 17

    Biofuel Innovations Look to Sustainably Fuel the Future

    Biofuel Innovations Look to Sustainably Fuel the Future
    Although the consequences posed by climate change could be dire, there’s no reason to believe that human ingenuity and innovation cannot provide a path forward to answer these challenges... Methods of developing fuel from biological…
  • Apr 16

    Patent Reform: The Pending Bills and What They Mean

    Patent Reform: The Pending Bills and What They Mean
    This year the Innovation Act has been reintroduced, and after some thought that the bill would sail through the House of Representatives without even an additional hearing. The Senate has also held several hearings on patent reform, with a…
Rank this Week: 2050

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
  • Apr 17

    Uncle Sam the Patent Troll Sues to Stop Generic HIV Drug

    Uncle Sam the Patent Troll Sues to Stop Generic HIV Drug
    HHS is suing a defendant that merely wants to market a generic version of a drug that is used to treat patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Not only is the United States government a patent troll, but the government is also…
  • Apr 17

    Biofuel Innovations Look to Sustainably Fuel the Future

    Biofuel Innovations Look to Sustainably Fuel the Future
    Although the consequences posed by climate change could be dire, there’s no reason to believe that human ingenuity and innovation cannot provide a path forward to answer these challenges... Methods of developing fuel from biological…
  • Apr 16

    Patent Reform: The Pending Bills and What They Mean

    Patent Reform: The Pending Bills and What They Mean
    This year the Innovation Act has been reintroduced, and after some thought that the bill would sail through the House of Representatives without even an additional hearing. The Senate has also held several hearings on patent reform, with a…
Rank this Week: 230

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Apr 17

    A Love Letter to the National Association of Broadcaster

    A Love Letter to the National Association of Broadcaster
    Have you ever had those moments in life where everything seems to align? I am talking about those moments when you can feel a definite shift in the universe. This feeling is as real as if you are standing on one of those moving sidewalks in…
  • Apr 10

    You Can Tell Everyone This is Your Work Made for Hire

    You Can Tell Everyone This is Your Work Made for Hire
    I can barely contain myself. I am going to see Sir Elton John in Las Vegas! For those that do not know, I am a huge Elton fan. I am such a big fan this might be my 14th Elton concert. No judgment. Growing up, my parents enrolled me in piano…
  • Apr 3

    Should I Register My Trademark Without an Attorney?

    Should I Register My Trademark Without an Attorney?
    I often get questions along the lines of, “Can I do this myself?” Most recently the questions center around, “Can I attempt a trademark registration of my name/logo/brand?” Admittedly, I do play for Team Lawyer;…
Rank this Week: 4034

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Apr 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/17/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/17/15
    Hatch, Wyden and Ryan Introduce Trade Promotion Authority Legislation — “The bill establishes new trade-negotiating objectives that reflect today’s economic challenges, including measures to combat currency manipulation, and…
  • Apr 13

    Creatocracy: How the Constitution Invented Hollywood

    Creatocracy: How the Constitution Invented Hollywood
    Perhaps one of the last individuals you’d expect a book on copyright to come from is Elizabeth Wurtzel. But that’s indeed what the author of Prozac Nation has done with Creatocracy: How the Constitution Invented Hollywood. Through…
  • Apr 3

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/03/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/03/15
    Is There a Fundamental Right to Intellectual Property? — Rob Merges says “yes,” beginning with John Rawls’ principles of fundamental rights. Merges argues that these principles justify property in general and…
Rank this Week: 726

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Apr 17

    It's a Bead Dog Eat Bead Dog World!

    It's a Bead Dog Eat Bead Dog World!
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals:  “This case concerns the intersection between intellectual property rights and a Mardi Gras tradition.”  New Orleans Mardi Gras parade onlookers receive strands of beads thrown by…
  • Apr 10

    A Copy of Something Huge is Still a Copy Under Copyright Law

    A Copy of Something Huge is Still a Copy Under Copyright Law
    The 1976 Copyright Act protects sculptures as copyrightable works.  17 USC §102(a)(5).  The Copyright Act also authorizes the court to order the destruction or other reasonable disposition of all infringing copies.…
  • Apr 3

    Copyright Owner Must Produce the Infringed Work in Infringement Lawsuit

    Copyright Owner Must Produce the Infringed Work in Infringement Lawsuit
    Smith Vil founded the Foundation for the Technological and Economic Advancement of Mirebalais, Inc. (FATEM), a non-profit organization, in 2006.  FATEM terminated Vil in September 2009.  Vil filed a copyright registration…
Rank this Week: 1999

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/
  • Apr 17

    Trademark guide to the FAST AND THE FURIOUS movie serie

    Trademark guide to the FAST AND THE FURIOUS movie serie
    The Fast & The Furious 7, in a few weeks, has already grossed hundreds of millions of dollars in ticket sales, and may become one of the top worldwide movies of all times, based on revenue generated. Here is a trademark guide to the movie…
  • Apr 15

    How many brands can you find in this photo? (Washington Capitals’ game)

    How many brands can you find in this photo? (Washington Capitals’ game)
    I am surrounded by brands and logos all the time. Yet at a hockey game recently, I was struck by just how many can be in our view at once. Dozens! Will this number continue to grow? Will there be a brand backlash at some point? How many brand…
  • Apr 13

    USPTO trademark filings in 1st quarter of 2015 up 3%

    USPTO trademark filings in 1st quarter of 2015 up 3%
    The volume of trademark application filings at the USPTO continues to rise steadily. Filings in the first 3 months of 2015 are up approximately 3% over the same time period from last year. First 3 months of 2015: 86,628 new applications filed…
Rank this Week: 891

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/
  • Apr 17

    Field Office Phase Out?

    Field Office Phase Out?
    FCC Chairman on offensive for proposed Field Office closures – but will "tiger teams" really do the trick? Word on the street (first reported last month by our friends at Radio World, as far as we can tell) is that the FCC’s Field…
  • Apr 16

    Intern-al Affairs III: The Interns Are Learning - and That May be Bad for You

    Intern-al Affairs III: The Interns Are Learning - and That May be Bad for You
    Class drop-out tries to upset NBCUniversal settlement. Spring break is fading in the rear view. Summer’s just around the corner. Soon the interns will be flocking to your door – if they haven’t already jammed your inbox…
  • Apr 15

    OSHA Eyeing Possible Tower Worker Safety Standard

    OSHA Eyeing Possible Tower Worker Safety Standard
    Injuries, fatalities to tower workers prompt inquiry into possible regulation. Everyone in the communications industry must be concerned about the safety and well-being of the tower workers. Tower workers, quite literally, put their lives on…
Rank this Week: 1267

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Apr 17

    Rechtliche Grauzonen, Roboter und zerstörtes Vertrauen

    Rechtliche Grauzonen, Roboter und zerstörtes Vertrauen
    In der aktuellen Ausgabe des Swiss IT Magazine wurde ich für die Rubrik «6 Fragen an …» interviewt: «Der Anwalt für Recht im digitalen Raum über rechtliche Grauzonen in der Informatik, Roboter und…
  • Apr 15

    WENN GmbH: Knipsbild-Abmahnung im Rückwärtsgang

    WENN GmbH: Knipsbild-Abmahnung im Rückwärtsgang
    Viele Abmahnungen aus Deutschland stammen von Anwaltskollege Jan Denecke in Berlin, beispielsweise im Auftrag der WENN GmbH. So forderte Anwaltskollege Denecke von einem Schweizer Unternehmen kürzlich eine Unterlassungserklärung…
  • Apr 13

    Urteil: Twitter-Nutzer = Relative Person der Zeitgeschichte

    Urteil: Twitter-Nutzer = Relative Person der Zeitgeschichte
    Wer unter seinem eigenen Namen öffentlichkeitswirksam twittert und bloggt, kann zur relativen Person der Zeitgeschichte werden – zu diesem Ergebnis gelangte das Obergericht des Kantons Zürich im Zusammenhang mit dem…
Rank this Week: 2790

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Copyright laws UK: how do they apply to the music industry?

    Copyright laws UK: how do they apply to the music industry?
    Percy Sledge, the well-known R&B singer, who is reputed to have written the song “When a Man Loves a Woman” died this week. While Sledge had a long and illustrious career in the music industry, his later works never reached…
  • Apr 14

    Will the African Union Convention on cybercrime be effective and protect human rights?

    Will the African Union Convention on cybercrime be effective and protect human rights?
    With the rise in internet users across Africa cybercrime is a growing problem involving “gangs embracing more sophisticated ways to use technology, such as malware and botnets…” reports the BBC. The high number of African…
  • Apr 10

    Naming A Company? How Can You Avoid Trademark Disasters?

    Naming A Company? How Can You Avoid Trademark Disasters?
    When choosing a new name, it can be confusing to know the order in which to do things – such as registering domain names, a company name, designing a new logo and so on. People tend to do all these things and then only at the end of a…
Rank this Week: 2464

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
  • Apr 17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-16
    Student-help site raises plagiarism, copyright concerns http://t.co/eT2ApiGoHV -> European cinema fears copyright reform http://t.co/RZKD8sTKa8 -> Statutory Safe-Harbors and User-Generated Content in the U.S. http://t.co/nJqey4ev7u…
  • Apr 16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-15

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-15
    Another Competitive Keyword Advertising Lawsuit Fails–Infogroup v. DatabaseLLC http://t.co/8tazCkJECj -> How much piracy is needed for antipiracy sanctions to be available? Decisions from Spain and Italy http://t.co/psSbQS2YlX ->…
  • Apr 15

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-14

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-14
    Rambo the octopus takes photos of tourists with Sony camera – Any copyright in the photos? http://t.co/wc3JfqKUpz -> A Failure to Take Responsibility: Grooveshark’s Lack of a Repeat Infringer Policy Lands it Outside Safe…
Rank this Week: 1842

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/
  • Apr 17

    Moving Beyond the Pregnant/Non-Pregnant Dichotomy in Pregnancy Discrimination Law Based on the Lived Experiences of New Mother

    Moving Beyond the Pregnant/Non-Pregnant Dichotomy in Pregnancy Discrimination Law Based on the Lived Experiences of New Mother
    Saru M. Matambanadzo, The Fourth Trimester, 48 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 117 (2014).Ann TweedyIn The Fourth Trimester, Saru Matambanadzo braids personal narratives of her own pregnancy and birthing experience with legal analysis and with…
  • Apr 15

    Democracy as a Cause of and a Solution for Hyper-Incarceration

    Democracy as a Cause of and a Solution for Hyper-Incarceration
    Andrew E. Taslitz, The Criminal Republic: Democratic Breakdown as a Cause of Mass Incarceration, 9 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 133 (2011).Christopher SloboginOne of the last articles written by the late Andrew Taslitz (known as Taz to his…
  • Apr 14

    Standing (in) for the Government

    Standing (in) for the Government
    Seth Davis, Standing Doctrine’s State Action Problem, 91 Notre Dame L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2015)Sergio J. CamposEugene Diamond, a pediatrician, took it upon himself to protect and uphold the constitutionality of…
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Apr 17

    Stifled Words - The DMCA and Censoring Free Speech

    Stifled Words - The DMCA and Censoring Free Speech
    Since its enactment at the cusp of the 21st century, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the United States has been the subject of discussion within the IP community, practitioners and even the public in general. With its inception being…
  • Apr 7

    Links Galore - Hyperlinking Faces Its Third Challenge

    Links Galore - Hyperlinking Faces Its Third Challenge
    After the Svensson and BestWater decisions hyperlinking seemed to already be a matter, which has been dealt with extensively and thoroughly. Even so, a third decision loomed in the horizon, hopefully shedding the final bit of light needed…
  • Mar 26

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU
    In the last couple of years it seems that copyright has not been willing to stop in its transformation and moulding to its new home in a digital world. With recent reforms enacted in the UK, Australia and Ireland, among others, this writer…
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The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Apr 17

    The CopyKat - Is Disney skating on thin Ice?

    The CopyKat - Is Disney skating on thin Ice?
    Back in  August last year the CopyKat noted that Disney could be heading to trial over copyright infringement claims involving it's blockbuster animated hit and $1.22 billion grossing "Frozen".  Now that seems to have come…
  • Apr 16

    CISAC sends open letter to MEP Reda

    CISAC sends open letter to MEP Reda
    Creators from all creative sectors and geographic regions have addressed the shortcomings in Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda's draft report on the adaptation of the Copyright Directive. The Report that was published in January 2015, tackled…
  • Apr 14

    IFPI publishes Digital Music Report 2015

    IFPI publishes Digital Music Report 2015
    The recorded music sector's international trade body, the IFPI, has  published its Digital Music Report 2015, detaili.ng key trends in the recorded sector over the last year - with the headline news that gigital music revenues are now on…
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Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Apr 16

    AstraZeneca AB v. Apotex Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    AstraZeneca AB v. Apotex Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Earlier this month, the Federal Circuit rendered a decision on damages in what may be the last of a long-running series of ANDA cases involving AstraZeneca's Prilosec® (omeprazole) franchise. As set forth in the…
  • Apr 15

    Amgen Receives No Help from the FDA -- A Biosimilar Update

    Amgen Receives No Help from the FDA -- A Biosimilar Update
    By Andrew Williams -- Near the end of last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") denied a citizen petition filed by Amgen in which it requested that action be taken to ensure that biosimilar applicants comply with the…
  • Apr 14

    InSite Vision Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    InSite Vision Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    ByKevin E. Noonan -- The Federal Circuit showed once again the importance of a district court's factual findings (and the deference the appellate court gives those findings, particularly when supported by expert testimony), in InSite Vision…
Rank this Week: 212

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Apr 16

    A Pack of BitTorrent Lawsuits Filed by Film Producers in Oregon Federal Court

    A Pack of BitTorrent Lawsuits Filed by Film Producers in Oregon Federal Court
    A pair of film production companies continues a wave of BitTorrent-related copyright lawsuits, all filed by the same lawyer in the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon. Several of the lawsuits – some filed last month…
  • Apr 16

    Dallas Buyers Club Sues Nearly 100 Does in Seattle U.S. District Court

    Dallas Buyers Club Sues Nearly 100 Does in Seattle U.S. District Court
    In a series of new lawsuits filed this week in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has accused 91 Doe defendants of copyright infringement. The allegations of the complaints are…
  • Mar 31

    Makers of UK Film “Plastic” Launch Multi-State Copyright Lawsuit Campaign

    Makers of UK Film “Plastic” Launch Multi-State Copyright Lawsuit Campaign
    Late last week, the purported owner to copyrights in the British film “Plastic” filed at least 20 lawsuits against anonymous Doe defendants in federal courts in both Pennsylvania and Florida. Plastic is a 2014 crime/comedy film…
Rank this Week: 1585

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Apr 16

    Innovation And The Administrative State

    Innovation And The Administrative State
    Regulation can be a significant barrier to innovation, protecting incumbents and making it harder to bring new goods and services to market. Determining the appropriate regulation is all the more difficult when accelerating technology is…
  • Apr 6

    Alison LaCroix, "The Shadow Powers of Article I"

    Alison LaCroix, "The Shadow Powers of Article I"
    The Supreme Court's federalism battleground has recently shifted from the Commerce Clause to two textually marginal but substantively important domains: the Necessary and Proper Clause and, to a lesser extent, the General Welfare Clause. For…
  • Mar 19

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"
    Access Justice laws give people equal opportunity to enjoy primary goods, ensuring that access to these goods is not allocated by markets and is not tilted in favor of wealth and privilege. But Access Justice often fails to meet its…
Rank this Week: 222

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Apr 16

    Five Things to Know about New Jersey’s Taxation of Convertible Virtual Currency

    Five Things to Know about New Jersey’s Taxation of Convertible Virtual Currency
    On March 10, 2015, the New Jersey Division of Taxation issued Technical Advisory Memorandum TAM-2015-1, explaining its policy regarding convertible virtual currency. The IRS has held that convertible virtual currency (CVC), such as Bitcoin,…
  • Apr 16

    Join Pillsbury for the Game Developer Symposium!

    Join Pillsbury for the Game Developer Symposium!
    The Game Developer Symposium is open to any of the following: amateur, professional, or aspiring game developers, gamers, musicians, graphic designers, coders, animators, sound technicians, hardware developers, marketers, storytellers,…
  • Apr 10

    Around the Virtual World: April 6 – 10, 2015

    Around the Virtual World: April 6 – 10, 2015
    A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods, and other social media.   Will Doctors Soon Prescribe Video Games? How researchers are using computer games to treat pain, aging, ADHD, and other ailments. 5 ways…
Rank this Week: 1064

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: 425

Orange Book Blog

Orange Book Blog

Covers patent and FDA law, including authorized generics, biogenerics, Hatch-Waxman litigation and Orange Book patent listing/delisting. By Aaron F. Barkoff.

http://www.orangebookblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1192

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
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Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
Rank this Week: 4807

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

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

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Apr 16

    Ten Cute Cat Trademark

    Ten Cute Cat Trademark
    Because cats make everything more entertaining.  (search using (03.01.04)[DD]  and  (2)[MD]).  A sample of 10 recent applications for cat related trademarks for your viewing pleasure. 1.  Content Kitty (such a…
  • Apr 8

    Color-only Trademark

    Color-only Trademark
    What do UPS, Tiffany and Co., and Owens Corning have in common?  The mere sight of the color of their product (Pullman Brown, Robin’s Egg Blue, and Pink) brings to mind who they are without ever having to place a logo ……
  • Feb 23

    Tee-shirt Slogan

    Tee-shirt Slogan
    I have a great idea for a tee-shirt – can I register it as a trademark??? Short answer – probably not.  The main issue with whether a slogan or word  operates as trademark is how it is used.   This is ……
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Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Apr 16

    That Was Then, This Is Now: Indefiniteness Update

    That Was Then, This Is Now: Indefiniteness Update
    One of the interesting things about a docket that includes repeated assertions of the same patent claims where the case law continues to evolve is that you can sometimes see the same judges applying changed legal standards to the same...
  • Apr 16

    Texas Bar Journal - April 2015

    Texas Bar Journal - April 2015
    If you haven't voted already in the State Bar president – elect race, or for your local bar director or TYLA director, if there is a race in your district this year, remember to do so before the end of...
  • Apr 15

    Tyler Jury Finds for Patent Holder

    Tyler Jury Finds for Patent Holder
    Well that didn't take long. Newly minted Eastern District Judge Robert W. Schroeder III (shown at left during his investiture last month) brought his first patent trial to a close last week when a Tyler jury in his court found...
Rank this Week: 447

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/
  • Apr 16

    Three Tips for Music Licensing in Media Production

    Three Tips for Music Licensing in Media Production
    Obtaining the proper music licenses helps protect your production from a copyright lawsuit, which can ultimately prevent the release of your final product. Watch the short video clip below for these three practical tips on music…
  • Apr 6

    How Do You Sell a Reality TV Show?

    How Do You Sell a Reality TV Show?
    Watch the short video clip below for three tips on how to sell your reality TV show. Understand the process for selling Watch out for the option Understand your leverage Watch the video: Tags: News & Event
  • Mar 23

    The Final Chapter on Aereo’s Chapter 11

    The Final Chapter on Aereo’s Chapter 11
    On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that cloud-based television-streaming service, Aereo, violated U.S. copyright law and its subsequent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing has come to a dramatic conclusion. We have followed this…
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Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Apr 16

    UPDATE: .SUCKS CEO SPEAKS

    UPDATE: .SUCKS CEO SPEAKS
    By James Stewart and David Kramer Following the publication of the article titled .SUCKS: A Questionable Future?, posted on April 13, 2015, the author received an unsolicited email from John Berard, CEO of Vox Populi Registry, Ltd.…
  • Apr 13

    A Questionable Future for .SUCKS Domain Names?

    A Questionable Future for .SUCKS Domain Names?
    By James Stewart  In response to a veritable deluge of concerns from brand owners over the .SUCKS domain name registry’s pricing structure, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) sent a letter…
  • Apr 9

    Laughter: It's The Best Medicine, But Not The Cure For False Advertising

    Laughter: It's The Best Medicine, But Not The Cure For False Advertising
    By Tamar Duvdevani Couch potatoes everywhere have had a chuckle over DirecTV’s campaign featuring Rob Lowe’s “cool” and creepy/awkward/dorky personas, wherein “cool Rob” is equated to DirecTV, and the less…
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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/
  • Apr 15

    It is Settled: You Can’t Don A Henley and Take It Easy

    It is Settled: You Can’t Don A Henley and Take It Easy
    If you didn’t laugh, I’m not going to explain it to you because it will make me feel old (or at least out of touch). In a New York Minute, Don Henley sued Duluth Trading Company for using his name to sell their t-shirts. The Heart…
  • Apr 15

    Death, Taxes, and Goodwill

    Death, Taxes, and Goodwill
    Goodwill is a concept near and dear to trademark law. After all, trademarks symbolize the goodwill of the business with which they are associated. Goodwill is an intangible asset that contributes to a trademark owner’s overall worth. In…
  • Apr 14

    Taylor Swift’s Blank Slate of Trademark Protection

    Taylor Swift’s Blank Slate of Trademark Protection
    You may have heard already that Mistress of All She Surveys Taylor Swift has filed several applications to register trademarks drawn from lyrics to songs in her boffo album 1989. Among the marks are “This Sick Beat,” “Nice…
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Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    T1283/11 : tardif motif

    T1283/11 : tardif motif
    L'Opposante avait soulevé des objections au titre de l'Art 100b) CBE seulement 1 mois avant la procédure orale devant la division d'opposition. Le brevet avait été révoqué sur ce motif. En recours,…
  • Apr 13

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    ADOCIA, société innovante de Biotechnologies, propose pour son département de Propriété Industrielle à Lyon :  UN INGENIEUR BREVET H/F  Au sein du service Propriété…
  • Apr 12

    Proposition de réforme des Chambres de recour

    Proposition de réforme des Chambres de recour
    J'ai récemment été interpellé par des lecteurs qui regrettaient que je n'évoque pas les projets visant à réformer l'organisation et le fonctionnement des Chambres de recours. Plusieurs…
Rank this Week: 568

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Taylor Swift Capitalizes on Trademark Applications to Protect Her Brand

    Taylor Swift Capitalizes on Trademark Applications to Protect Her Brand
    Taylor Swift has been raising eyebrows recently, but not for the reasons you may think. This time, instead of the 25-year-old pop star’s love life being the topic of discussion, it’s her recent legal activity. Swift & Co has…
  • Apr 3

    Using Docket Alarm, Financial Firms Can Gain Valuable Insight Into Market Fluctuation

    Using Docket Alarm, Financial Firms Can Gain Valuable Insight Into Market Fluctuation
    While Docket Alarm was built to be a one-stop legal research and analytics platform, its uses go well beyond the legal sector. Financial firms use Docket Alarm’s features to help track and analyze influential court cases that have…
  • Mar 25

    New PTAB Analytics Feature: Claim Institution and Cancelation Histogram

    New PTAB Analytics Feature: Claim Institution and Cancelation Histogram
    Docket Alarm is excited to announce the latest addition to its analytics platform: claim institution and cancellation histograms. These features allow attorneys to dig further into Docket Alarm’s PTAB statistics around instituted…
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