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Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
  • Feb 28

    Action Brought Under DMCA and CFAA Dismissed (Part I)

    Action Brought Under DMCA and CFAA Dismissed (Part I)
    In LivePerson, Inc. v. 24/7 Customer Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3688, No. 1:2014cv01559 (Jan. 16, 2015), the Southern District of New York dismissed a complaint alleging copyright infringement, a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright…
  • Feb 22

    More Business Method and E-Commerce Patents Held Ineligible

    More Business Method and E-Commerce Patents Held Ineligible
    More e-commerce / business method patent claims are invalidated under 35 U.S.C. § 101 . . . Enpat, Inc. v. Tenrox Inc., Case No: 6:13-cv-948-Orl-31KRS (M.D. Fla. Feb. 10, 2015). Claims of U.S. Patent No. RE38,633 were held patent…
  • Feb 14

    What Is a “Covered Business Method Patent”?

    What Is a “Covered Business Method Patent”?
    In several recent cases, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office has rejected a petitioner’s contention that the patent claims put in issue encompassed a “financial product or…
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nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Trade Marks and Passing Off: Supreme Petfoods Ltd v Henry Bell & Co (Grantham) Ltd

    Trade Marks and Passing Off: Supreme Petfoods Ltd v Henry Bell & Co (Grantham) Ltd
    The Inn Sign for the Beehive public house in  Grantham Photo Wikipedia The Lincolnshire town of Grantham educated one of the world's greatest scientists and the first woman ti be British prime minister…
  • Feb 27

    Unregistered Design Rights: G-Star Raw v Rhodi

    Unregistered Design Rights: G-Star Raw v Rhodi
    Photo Wikipedia In G-Star Raw CV v Rhodi Ltd and Others [2015] EWHC 216 (Ch) (6 Feb 2015) G-Star Raw sued Rhodi Ltd and five other companies and two directors of those companies for infringing its design rights in the…
  • Jan 31

    Threats: Global Flood Defence Systems Ltd v Van Den Noort Innovations BV

    Threats: Global Flood Defence Systems Ltd v Van Den Noort Innovations BV
    Lord Esher MR: the judge in Ungar vSugg Photo Wikipedia One of the peculiarities of our intellectual property law is the threats action. It arises from provisions of the Patents Act 1977, Registered Designs Act 1949, Copyright, Designs and…
Rank this Week: 3116

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Sony pursues diversified patent portfolio, from video games to pillows for napping

    Sony pursues diversified patent portfolio, from video games to pillows for napping
    Despite the criticisms of Sony’s R&D activities, the company certainly isn’t lacking for patent rights. During 2014, the company ranked 4th-overall in the world in terms of U.S. patent grants earned that year; its 3,224…
  • Feb 28

    Despite diminishing resources HBCUs contribute to medical innovation

    Despite diminishing resources HBCUs contribute to medical innovation
    Research and development of cancer treatments seemed to be a particularly strong focus area for Morehouse School of Medicine. A pharmaceutical composition designed to modulate receptors within a cancer patient which play an important role in…
  • Feb 27

    Don’t Complicate Things: Existence of a License Comes Down to the Terms of a Contract

    Don’t Complicate Things: Existence of a License Comes Down to the Terms of a Contract
    In a case located at the intersection of bankruptcy and IP law, the Third Circuit ruled that, under the terms of a contract, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production and its affiliates did not acquire a perpetual worldwide license to use…
Rank this Week: 2375

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
  • Feb 28

    Sony pursues diversified patent portfolio, from video games to pillows for napping

    Sony pursues diversified patent portfolio, from video games to pillows for napping
    Despite the criticisms of Sony’s R&D activities, the company certainly isn’t lacking for patent rights. During 2014, the company ranked 4th-overall in the world in terms of U.S. patent grants earned that year; its 3,224…
  • Feb 28

    Despite diminishing resources HBCUs contribute to medical innovation

    Despite diminishing resources HBCUs contribute to medical innovation
    Research and development of cancer treatments seemed to be a particularly strong focus area for Morehouse School of Medicine. A pharmaceutical composition designed to modulate receptors within a cancer patient which play an important role in…
  • Feb 27

    Don’t Complicate Things: Existence of a License Comes Down to the Terms of a Contract

    Don’t Complicate Things: Existence of a License Comes Down to the Terms of a Contract
    In a case located at the intersection of bankruptcy and IP law, the Third Circuit ruled that, under the terms of a contract, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production and its affiliates did not acquire a perpetual worldwide license to use…
Rank this Week: 315

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Feb 28

    Irish State Blocks Access to Own Website

    Irish State Blocks Access to Own Website
    Ken Foxe of RTE has the news that internet blocking software in the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) is blocking a range of legitimate websites, including sites from the Irish central government, EU and organisations funded by the Irish…
  • Feb 10

    Guest Post: Privacy International GCHQ Surveillance Tribunal Win

    Guest Post: Privacy International GCHQ Surveillance Tribunal Win
    Following their court win against UK spying last week, here’s a guest post from Privacy International setting out the implications of their case and what they plan to do next: Privacy International, Bytes for All and other human rights…
  • Feb 1

    Privacy & Security Updates for DRI

    Privacy & Security Updates for DRI
    In accordance with our Privacy Policy, we are letting you know about changes to our website rolled out today: We have updated our privacy policy We have added the option to check out with Stripe for online donations We have…
Rank this Week: 2693

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Covers intellectual property issues in academia. By Bond Schoeneck & King.

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2254

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Forbes on the economics of biofuel from algae

    Forbes on the economics of biofuel from algae
    Forbes mentions AlgaePARC:--So instead, Wijffels is attempting to use algae to promote clumping. He has added flocculating strains of algae, such as Ankistrodesmus falcatus, to a reactor containing the oil-producing strain Chlorella vulgaris,…
  • Feb 27

    EFF brief on Commil case

    EFF brief on Commil case
    EFF submitted a brief in the Commil case:--In our brief, we argue that inducement requires intent to infringe and if you think you’re not infringing (because either the patent is invalid or because you don’t think the acts you…
  • Feb 27

    Ericsson goes after Apple in ED Texas and at ITC

    Ericsson goes after Apple in ED Texas and at ITC
    PCWorld notes --The Swedish telecommunications equipment vendor filed nine lawsuits against Apple on Thursday, seven in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and two in the U.S. International Trade Commission, alleging…
Rank this Week: 31

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 65

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
  • Feb 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-27
    U.S. bans Internet providers from blocking or slowing web traffic in landmark net neutrality ruling http://t.co/VBR6CkJo4a -> Loser pays? This might be buyer or seller when it comes to artists' resale royalties says CJEU…
  • Feb 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-26
    Nude photo ban by Reddit, Google won't delete damage http://t.co/pWWyDKSjOt -> Graffiti Artists Fight Copying by Fashion Brands http://t.co/1hUmV6S0uj -> The Court of Appeal of Milan rules on Yahoo's liability with respect to copyright…
  • Feb 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-25
    Reddit, Google crack down on posting nude pics http://t.co/0c9FwVdrts -> Federal judge SLAPPs down Pandora's First Amendment defense http://t.co/1Q53PZwKiA -> Access Copyright Embarking on Transformation and Renewal – Access…
Rank this Week: 998

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Feb 28

    Regulator’s Action Against Pfizer is a Fizzer

    Regulator’s Action Against Pfizer is a Fizzer
    Australia’s competition watchdog has failed to convince a Federal Court judge that a strategy employed by pharmaceutical company Pfizer, to enter the market for generic products upon expiry of its patent covering blockbuster…
  • Feb 20

    Should I Apply for Patents in My Tech Start-Up? (Part 2)

    Should I Apply for Patents in My Tech Start-Up? (Part 2)
    In my previous article (which you can find here, if you have not already read it) I wrote about the strategic role of patents, and other forms of intellectual property, in capturing the intangible assets of a business in a form that can be…
  • Feb 15

    Should I Apply for Patents in My Tech Start-Up? (Part 1)

    Should I Apply for Patents in My Tech Start-Up? (Part 1)
    Anybody starting a new technology venture based on some novel idea will need to address the issue of whether or not to apply for one or more patents to protect the idea.  In fact, the question is not merely whether to apply, but also…
Rank this Week: 1263

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 2220

Inventive Step

Inventive Step

Discusses patent law issues and strategies.

http://inventivestep.net
  • Feb 27

    Don’t Be Put Off by the Strength of Band

    Don’t Be Put Off by the Strength of Band
    We hear about resistance bands and their benefits from every side nowadays, but one question remains: do we need to be strong to use resistance tubes? Despite your apprehensions and doubts, the answer is no, you don’t have to since they…
  • Feb 21

    To Dip or to Extrude Resistance Bands?

    To Dip or to Extrude Resistance Bands?
    Several factors must be taken into account when buying resistance tubes, the most important being their manufacturing method. As surprising as this sounds, there are huge differences between dipped and extruded bands. They make the basis of…
  • Feb 19

    Use Recumbent Exercise Bikes Properly To Be Effective

    Use Recumbent Exercise Bikes Properly To Be Effective
    Everyone knows that a good work out tool will ensure that your body is able to get the very best work out for your system.  One of the more popular pieces of equipment today has to be the stationary tool.  Bicycles such as the…
Rank this Week: 3347

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Feb 27

    PTO Day

    PTO Day
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be co-sponsoring the 25th Annual Conference on USPTO Law and Practice (PTO Day) on March 10, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The PTO Day program includes…
  • Feb 27

    IPO Webinar on Hatch-Waxman and Biologic Strategies at the PTAB

    IPO Webinar on Hatch-Waxman and Biologic Strategies at the PTAB
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Hatch-Waxman and Biologic Strategies at the PTAB" on March 3, 2015 beginning at 2:00 pm (ET). Cynthia Hardman of Goodwin Procter, LLP; Gerald Flattmann…
  • Feb 27

    AIPLA Webinar on Securing Allowance Using Evidence

    AIPLA Webinar on Securing Allowance Using Evidence
    The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) will be offering a webinar entitled "Best Practices to Secure Allowance of Patent Application Claims Using Evidence" on March 3, 2015 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm (ET). Courtenay Brinckerhoff…
Rank this Week: 127

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Feb 27

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Attorney “Inventor” Games the System

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Attorney “Inventor” Games the System
    The worst patent trolls bring weak cases and use the cost of defending a lawsuit as leverage to force settlements. A company called Joao Bock Transaction Systems LLC (“JBTS”) has elevated this business model to an art form. The…
  • Feb 27

    EFF Tells the Supreme Court that Patent Law Shouldn't Reward Ambiguity

    EFF Tells the Supreme Court that Patent Law Shouldn't Reward Ambiguity
    EFF submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court yesterday in Commil v. Cisco, a patent case that asks whether having a “good-faith belief” that a patent is invalid means that someone can’t induce infringement of a…
  • Feb 26

    Congress Is Poised to Introduce a Bill to Fast Track TPP so It's Time to Act Now

    Congress Is Poised to Introduce a Bill to Fast Track TPP so It's Time to Act Now
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks are stalling while the White House assures its trading partners that this secret trade agreement won't be amended when it comes back to Congress for ratification after the President signs the deal.…
Rank this Week: 2268

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Feb 27

    TWiL 294: Dingo Free FCC

    TWiL 294: Dingo Free FCC
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Fair Use Week with Llamas, Benny Hill and Power Rangers, the Lenovo/Superfish debacle, the FCC's Net Neutrality decision and more! Guests: Debora Halbert, and AJ Shankar Photo credit: Steve …
  • Feb 20

    TWiL 293: Content ID Not Purrrrfect

    TWiL 293: Content ID Not Purrrrfect
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson YouTube flags cat purring as copyright infringing music, Samsung edits Orwellian clause out of TV Privacy Policy, Samsung's TVs freak users out by inserting ads into movies, US Court backs NSA internet…
  • Feb 13

    TWiL 292: My Left Shark

    TWiL 292: My Left Shark
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Drone's role in journalism, Katy Perry's Left Shark, Emoji in the courtroom and more! Guests: Nabiha Syed, and Peter DiCola Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of…
Rank this Week: 512

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Feb 27

    Best of 2005: Power Line: Mary Mapes is a Year Late, and Way Short on Logic

    Best of 2005: Power Line: Mary Mapes is a Year Late, and Way Short on Logic
    First posted on September 30, 2005. The Powerline blog, appropriately, undertakes the definitive (if only preliminary) deconstruction and rebuttal of journalistic fraud Mary Mapes’s new revisionist history on the topic of last…
  • Feb 27

    Best of 2011: The seven habits of highly annoying lawyer

    Best of 2011: The seven habits of highly annoying lawyer
    First posted on February 4, 2011. Or, perhaps, the companies that hire them.  Let’s see if we can find all seven in this highly effective – certainly highly earnest! — item from Mark Malek at the Tactical IP…
  • Feb 26

    The statute that keeps on giving

    The statute that keeps on giving
    I am grateful for a break in the Section 2(a) action long enough that I could sneak in some blogging about another topic this week.  Apropos that post’s nostalgic subject, it even generated some…
Rank this Week: 111

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Feb 27

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.
    QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley did an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on Reddit today, for "Fair Use" Week: "Cartoonist, animator, and activist Nina Paley here to talk about making art and fair use!" She was joined by lawyer Sherwin Siy of Public…
  • Dec 31

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.
    Snowdrift.coop has been quietly building a platform for sustainably supporting libre digital works -- "a matching patronage system funding freely-licensed works", in their words.  Snowdrift is trying something different: instead of the…
  • Dec 31

    Give to Internet Archive in 2014, while a supporter is matching donations at 2-to-1!

    Give to Internet Archive in 2014, while a supporter is matching donations at 2-to-1!
    For the remainder of 2014 -- just a few hours, depending on your time zone -- a supporter is matching donations to the Internet Archive at 2-to-1.  If you give $50, that's $150 total for the Archive. Please donate now.  The Internet…
Rank this Week: 1297

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Feb 27

    Smartflash v. Apple: Is the Invention an Abstract Idea?

    Smartflash v. Apple: Is the Invention an Abstract Idea?
    by Dennis Crouch In the upcoming $500 million Apple v. Smartflash appeal, a central question will be whether the Smartflash patents properly claim eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101 as interpreted by Alice v. CLS Bank…
  • Feb 26

    Current U.S. Patent Practitioner Trend

    Current U.S. Patent Practitioner Trend
    Guest Post by Zachary Kinnaird, Patent Attorney with International IP Law Group We are currently in the midst of a noticeable downward trend in the number of new patent practitioners each year.  As recently at 2009, nearly…
  • Feb 26

    “Late” IDS Filing Limits Patent Term Adjustment (PTA)

    “Late” IDS Filing Limits Patent Term Adjustment (PTA)
    by Dennis Crouch Prior to 1995, the U.S. measured patent term very simply – a patent was in force for 17 years after issuance so long as the appropriate maintenance fees were paid.  Now, the U.S. has transitioned to…
Rank this Week: 200

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    AU IP/Gender: Panel IV: Gendered Understandings of the Role and Scope of IP

    AU IP/Gender: Panel IV: Gendered Understandings of the Role and Scope of IP
    Moderator – Irene Calboli, Marquette Law School and National University of Singapore Carys Craig, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University - Deconstructing Copyright’s Choreographer: the Power of Performance (and the…
  • Feb 27

    AU IP/Gender Panel III: US Federal Court

    AU IP/Gender Panel III: US Federal Court
    Panel III: Gender and Intellectual Property in the U.S. Federal CourtsModerator – Christine Farley, American University Washington College of Law Jessica Silbey, Suffolk University Law School – Intellectual Property Reform…
  • Feb 27

    AU IP/Gender: Lunch Keynote by Kara Swanson

    AU IP/Gender: Lunch Keynote by Kara Swanson
    Kara Swanson, Northeastern University School of Law – IP and Gender: Reflections on Methodology and Accomplishments Literature review: from the footnotes to the text.  Personal experience writing and publishing in gender &…
Rank this Week: 103

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: 116

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/
  • Feb 27

    IP in the NFL: “I’m Just Here So I Won’t Get Fined,” or Are You?

    IP in the NFL: “I’m Just Here So I Won’t Get Fined,” or Are You?
    Just last week, on February 18, 2015, Seattle Seahawks superstar running back Marshawn Lynch (“Lynch”), also known as Beast Mode, filed for a federal trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office…
  • Feb 27

    Congress is Reconsidering “Anti Troll” Legislation

    Congress is Reconsidering “Anti Troll” Legislation
    On February 5, 2015, Congressman Bob Goodlatte reintroduced the “Innovation Act”; a bill designed to implement several changes to the legal framework governing United States patent law. The law is designed to make it more…
  • Feb 13

    The Left Shark, Katy Perry and Copyright Chum

    The Left Shark, Katy Perry and Copyright Chum
    What do you get when you take one shark costume, add a confused backup dancer, throw in Katy Perry and the Super Bowl halftime show and top it off with a satirical artist with a 3D printer? First the backstory. The “Left Shark” in…
Rank this Week: 692

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 27

    Governing Habitats on The Moon

    Governing Habitats on The Moon
    By Talia Loucks No one from Earth has been to the moon since 1972, but Google’s Lunar XPRIZE has sparked an interest in returning. The Lunar XPRIZE is a race to the moon in which competitors must land a robot safely on the moon and send…
  • Feb 25

    Law Enforcement, Automatic License Plate Readers and American Privacy

    Law Enforcement, Automatic License Plate Readers and American Privacy
    By Michael Huggins Every day, Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPR) capture millions of license plate images, which are stored in third-party databases. ALPRs have been used by law enforcement and state agencies to recover stolen vehicles…
  • Feb 20

    FAA’s Proposed Rules Leave Little Room for Full Takeoff of Commercial Drone

    FAA’s Proposed Rules Leave Little Room for Full Takeoff of Commercial Drone
    By Max Burke The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Sunday released proposed rules for small commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)—also known as drones or unmanned aircraft vehicles. The rules would apply to non-recreational…
Rank this Week: 1964

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
  • Feb 27

    Giant Otter Receives SBIR Phase II Grant

    Giant Otter Receives SBIR Phase II Grant
    MBBP Client Giant Otter Technologies announced on February 26, 2015 that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant.  This highly selective two –year grant from the National Science Foundation in…
  • Feb 27

    Exciting Development Regarding H-4 EAD

    Exciting Development Regarding H-4 EAD
    In light of the latest development from the Department of Homeland Security allowing H-4 spouses of certain H-1B workers to apply for employment authorizations,  we have compiled a list of important FAQs to help employers,…
  • Feb 26

    Apotex’s Second Biosimilar Application Accepted by FDA

    Apotex’s Second Biosimilar Application Accepted by FDA
    By: David A. Fazzolare and Joanna T. Brougher On February 18, 2015, Apotex Inc., announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had accepted its application for a biosimilar version of Amgen Inc’s Neupogen®. Apotex is second…
Rank this Week: 999

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/
  • Feb 27

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute
    Another chapter has unfolded in the 23-year-old dispute between the Washington Redskins and the Native Americans who object to the team’s mascot — a mascot that the team has used for over 80 years. Recently, the U.S. Department of…
  • Feb 26

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *  FI&C was notified that it again made the Dayton Business Journal’s Top Dayton-Area Law Firms List. *  Ron Raether spoke at the ACI Cyber security and Data Privacy Protection Conference in Washington, D.C. *  Scot…
  • Feb 25

    Where can you be hauled into Court when you post defamatory statements on Facebook?

    Where can you be hauled into Court when you post defamatory statements on Facebook?
    Despite advances in technology and the myriad of new platforms on which we can defame someone, traditional principles of personal jurisdiction still apply. This past January, a California appellate court reversed the trial court’s…
Rank this Week: 4873

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
  • Feb 27

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute
    Another chapter has unfolded in the 23-year-old dispute between the Washington Redskins and the Native Americans who object to the team’s mascot — a mascot that the team has used for over 80 years. Recently, the U.S. Department of…
  • Feb 26

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *  FI&C was notified that it again made the Dayton Business Journal’s Top Dayton-Area Law Firms List. *  Ron Raether spoke at the ACI Cyber security and Data Privacy Protection Conference in Washington, D.C. *  Scot…
  • Feb 25

    Where can you be hauled into Court when you post defamatory statements on Facebook?

    Where can you be hauled into Court when you post defamatory statements on Facebook?
    Despite advances in technology and the myriad of new platforms on which we can defame someone, traditional principles of personal jurisdiction still apply. This past January, a California appellate court reversed the trial court’s…
Rank this Week: 3240

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Feb 27

    Copyright Law: Federal Circuit Upholds $540,000 in Royalties for USPS Copyright Infringement

    Copyright Law: Federal Circuit Upholds $540,000 in Royalties for USPS Copyright Infringement
    Washington, D.C. - The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a royalty award in Gaylord v. United States for copyright infringement committed by the United States Postal Service. Frank Gaylord, a World War II…
  • Feb 26

    Copyright Litigation: Nike Sued for Infringement of Michael Jordan Photo

    Copyright Litigation: Nike Sued for Infringement of Michael Jordan Photo
    Portland, Oregon - Copyright attorneys for Jacobus Rentmeester of Westhampton Beach, New York sued for copyright infringement in the District Court of Oregon, Portland Division alleging that Nike, Inc. of Beaverton, Oregon infringed…
  • Feb 25

    Indiana University to Host BioPharma/Tech Law Symposium

    Indiana University to Host BioPharma/Tech Law Symposium
    Indianapolis, Indiana - The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will be hosting its Annual BioPharma/Tech Law Symposium on Thursday, March 12, 2015. CLE credit…
Rank this Week: 312

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Feb 27

    Counting E-Book Sales is a Dark Art

    Counting E-Book Sales is a Dark Art
    I swear I'm not entirely going to turn Copyfight into a blog of "people Alan Wexelblat is interested in who do interesting copyright things." It's just that kind of month. With that said, Ferret Steinmetz has just published his first novel,…
  • Feb 24

    Or You Could Double Down on Being an Idiot

    Or You Could Double Down on Being an Idiot
    I'm a fan of the blog "Ask A Manager" written by Alison Green. In her Feb 23 post, she reports on a frustrating set of interactions among herself, another blog reader who had employed a resume-writing service, and people from that service…
  • Feb 19

    Results Not Typical

    Results Not Typical
    One author's account of how her self-published book got picked up and will appear through 47North, an Amazon exclusive imprint. An important point in here is: this is a business deal, not an audition. Having an agent or someone who can handle…
Rank this Week: 1230

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 1739

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Feb 27

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
     Good afternoon. Here are the latest headlines in foreign patent filing news for the week of February 23rd: According to the European Patent Office medical technology topped the list of technical fields with the highest volume of…
  • Feb 24

    inovia’s Spring Event Schedule

    inovia’s Spring Event Schedule
    Good afternoon! We are attending numerous events from Stockholm to San Diego throughout the upcoming months. There's a good chance we might be in your area. So read on and get in touch with an inovia office near you to … Continue…
  • Feb 23

    Update: The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

    Update: The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
    Although the America Invents Act (AIA) involves US laws, the ramifications have been relevant to applicants all over the world for nearly two years. When the final changes of the AIA came into effect on March 16, 2013, applicants…
Rank this Week: 1470

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/
  • Feb 27

    Bitcoin Game Changer?

    Bitcoin Game Changer?
    Former Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas and Societe Generale bankers have announced a new futures and options derivatives-trading platform for bitcoin. The derivatives, tied to the price of bitcoin, will enable businesses and…
  • Feb 25

    Client Alert: FTC Issues New Guidance For Mobile App Developers that Collect Location Data

    Client Alert: FTC Issues New Guidance For Mobile App Developers that Collect Location Data
    A mobile app that collects users' location data while the mobile app is not in use should clearly disclose such practices and provide users with choices. Failure to do so could give rise to an FTC claim of deceptive practices.For more…
  • Feb 25

    Opportunity to Study Privacy Law in Amsterdam This Summer

    Opportunity to Study Privacy Law in Amsterdam This Summer
    The University of Amsterdam's Institute for Information Law will be holding its third annual Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy from July 6-10, 2015. The course will focus on privacy law and policy related to the Internet,…
Rank this Week: 1139

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Feb 27

    Planning for Long-Term Care of Veterans and Surviving Spouses with VA Benefit

    Planning for Long-Term Care of Veterans and Surviving Spouses with VA Benefit
    When a wartime veteran or a surviving spouse needs long-term care, VA benefits will help pay for this long-term care. Many families are not aware they may be entitled to receive these long-term care benefits from the Veterans Administration.…
  • Feb 17

    Estate Planning Issues for Women

    Estate Planning Issues for Women
    Most women do not consider estate planning until they are married; however, it is important for women to have an estate plan in place regardless of whether they are married or single. Many women have children without being married; therefore,…
  • Feb 12

    Choosing a Trustee Who Will Carry Out Your Wishe

    Choosing a Trustee Who Will Carry Out Your Wishe
    Choosing a trustee to manage your trustee is a very important decision. The very fact that the word “trust” is a part of the title given to this person implies that your trustee should be someone that you trust completely. The…
Rank this Week: 4736

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Feb 27

    Court considers the role of social media in class action case

    Court considers the role of social media in class action case
    Our colleagues at the Employer Law Report blog report that Gawker Media LLC has asked a district court to limit plaintiff’s use of social media for providing notice of a class action lawsuit to potential class members. With concerns…
  • Feb 24

    Expediting patent examination in the United State

    Expediting patent examination in the United State
    Though the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has reduced patent prosecution time a bit during the past five years, it still takes, on average, at least 18 months before the patent examiner acts upon an application. Throw in two or more…
  • Feb 16

    Katy Perry’s left shark

    Katy Perry’s left shark
    By now, you probably have heard of the infamous “left shark” in Katy Perry’s Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, who went off script and did its own moves during “Teenage Dreams” and “California Gurls.” So…
Rank this Week: 4092

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/
  • Feb 27

    Patent Troll Problems – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

    Patent Troll Problems – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
    A recent case, Smartflash LLC v. Apple Inc, which Apple described as a prime example of why the US patent system is flawed, saw the company ordered to pay over $500 million in damages. Smartflash LLC, a Texas-based entity, sued Apple in May…
  • Feb 10

    International Business & Globalisation Of IP

    International Business & Globalisation Of IP
    Nowadays many businesses are global from day one. Even though you may just operate out of a bedroom in your home, when you sell online, you are potentially doing business in every country worldwide. The post International Business &…
  • Feb 6

    Taylor Swift – Trade Mark Like It’s 1989

    Taylor Swift – Trade Mark Like It’s 1989
    It is very common for people to be confused between different IP rights. We often hear from individuals interested in “patenting” their brand, or “copyrighting” their invention, because there is a widespread lack of…
Rank this Week: 1566

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Feb 27

    Mrs. Saucier Goes to Washington

    Mrs. Saucier Goes to Washington
    Some nights you drift off to sleep knowing you fully lived into your purpose. This past week was such a week and has been information overload. I feel smarter than I did this time last week, which is always a really good thing. Still,…
  • Feb 20

    The “Worst Dressed” on Copyright’s Red Carpet

    The “Worst Dressed” on Copyright’s Red Carpet
    I LOVE the Academy Awards®. I might be sitting at home, but I am there. ALL there, at least you would think so by my failed attempts at Joan Rivers, may she rest in peace, type commentary of the clothing shown on the E! Red Carpet. Just…
  • Feb 13

    Copyright’s Biggest Night, aka Ryanne’s Take on the GRAMMY® Show

    Copyright’s Biggest Night, aka Ryanne’s Take on the GRAMMY® Show
    This past Sunday was music’s biggest night. There was fashion. There were antics. There was Kanye attempting to make a show about music all about him. And, there were a LOT of copyright issues. Music might have taken center stage by…
Rank this Week: 4106

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: 867

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Feb 27

    Andre Rochester – Fine Art

    Andre Rochester – Fine Art
    From the African American imagery of historical black figures like Miles Davis, to the portraiture and the silhouette of human bodies, Andre Rochester masters the technique of fine art through his paintings. Judged for its beauty and…
  • Feb 25

    Faust – Graffiti Art

    Faust – Graffiti Art
    For centuries, graffiti has been viewed as controversial, regarded by some as an important practice of intermingling art with the public, and regarded by others as a defacement of public space.  In New York City, a new artist who is…
  • Feb 16

    Orlando Arocena – Vector Art

    Orlando Arocena – Vector Art
    Orlando Arocena is a Mexican-Cuban-American illustrator who creates vibrant vector art.  His graphics infuse modern techniques with pop culture references and traditional Latino folk art influences.  This juxtaposition crafts into…
Rank this Week: 3836

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    All-Star Tips To Avoid Infringement Litigation

    All-Star Tips To Avoid Infringement Litigation
    Shoes are always in the news. From a fashion standpoint, Nike has made headlines this week, with a re-release of the Classic Cortez running shoe (aka, the Forrest Gump shoe) along with the second edition of the LeBronald Palmer.  And…
  • Feb 25

    The NORTH STAR Guides One to Trademark Issue

    The NORTH STAR Guides One to Trademark Issue
    Minnesota is known as the North Star State – L’Étoile du Nord.  The state of hipsters, unique dining experiences, bitter cold winters, gorgeous summer nights, and fantastic craft brewers also has an impressive craft…
  • Feb 24

    Trademarks That Violate Public Policy

    Trademarks That Violate Public Policy
    As our friend John Welch reported last week,  the place to be on March 10, 2015, is Washington, D.C., at the 25th Annual “PTO Day,” sponsored by the Intellectual Property Owners Association: John will be part of the panel…
Rank this Week: 95

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Feb 27

    Netflix: House of Cards via VPN ohne schlechtes Gewissen

    Netflix: House of Cards via VPN ohne schlechtes Gewissen
    Netflix hat heute die dritte Staffel der Fernsehserie «House of Cards» veröffentlicht, aber leider nicht für Netflix-Nutzer in der Schweiz. Viele Schweizer Nutzer greifen deshalb über VPN-Dienste auf Netflix zu. Mit…
  • Feb 26

    Richterliche Mühen: Selbst entscheiden, geltendes Recht

    Richterliche Mühen: Selbst entscheiden, geltendes Recht
    «Die alte Zürcher ZPO gilt definitiv nicht mehr, und wenn die Parteien nicht einig sind, muss sich das Gericht der Mühe unterziehen, den Streitwert festzulegen.» Mit diesen Worten erklärte das Obergericht des…
  • Feb 24

    Google: Blogger künftig nur noch mit jugendfreien Inhalten

    Google: Blogger künftig nur noch mit jugendfreien Inhalten
    Blogger ist die Blog-Hosting-Plattform von Google. Nun hat Google angekündigt, dass im Rahmen einer neuen «Adult Content Policy» ab dem 23. März 2015 keine nicht jugendfreien Inhalte mehr erlaubt sein werden:…
Rank this Week: 4060

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    The next celebrity zoo animal? Polar bear Knut's little half-brother is looking for a name...

    The next celebrity zoo animal? Polar bear Knut's little half-brother is looking for a name...
    This Kat is spending part of her coveted lunch time to write on one of her dearest topics (see earlier IPKat posts here): the late polar bear Knut - arguably the "first celebrity zoo animal" - and centre of numerous alluring trade…
  • Feb 27

    Groundless threats to sue for IP infringement: the end of an era?

    Groundless threats to sue for IP infringement: the end of an era?
    According to a UK government media release yesterday,How cats respond to threats(per Charles Darwin, here) The UK Government will improve protection to make sure businesses are not exposed to unnecessary and baseless accusations ... in…
  • Feb 27

    Are smartphone patent wars in China on the horizon?

    Are smartphone patent wars in China on the horizon?
    For those Kat readers who look favourably at the smartphone wars of the last few years, you may be heartened to know that similar patent wars may erupt as well in the Chinese mobile industry, and more quickly that you would think, if one is…
Rank this Week: 88

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Feb 27

    Friday’s Endnotes – 2/27/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 2/27/15
    Contrary to the impression that some—many, in fact—information technocrats would like to convey, the new world of information technology is simply not one of bits, bytes, and pixels that have somehow been born in some new,…
  • Feb 26

    The Future of the US Copyright Office

    The Future of the US Copyright Office
    Two hearings today will look at the current state of the US Copyright Office—one in front of the House Judiciary Committee on the Office’s functions and resources, and a budget hearing by the House Appropriations Legislative…
  • Feb 23

    Kienitz v Sconnie Nation: Fair Use and Necessity

    Kienitz v Sconnie Nation: Fair Use and Necessity
    On January 12, photographer Michael Kienitz asked the Supreme Court to review the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Kienitz v. Sconnie Nation. Sconnie Nation waived its brief, though the Media Institute filed an amicus brief in support of…
Rank this Week: 798

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    TTAB Dubiously Requires Disclaimer of RAIL for Surgical Implant

    TTAB Dubiously Requires Disclaimer of RAIL for Surgical Implant
    Relying on two third-party patent applications, the Board affirmed a refusal of the mark shown below, based upon applicant's failure to disclaim the word "RAIL," for "surgical implants made of artificial materials used in spinal surgery,…
  • Feb 26

    Recommended Reading: Benschar and Springut, Does Reckless Indifference Suffice for Fraud?

    Recommended Reading: Benschar and Springut, Does Reckless Indifference Suffice for Fraud?
    Tal S. Benschar & Milton Springut ask "Does Reckless Indifference Suffice for a Cancellation Proceeding Predicated on Fraud?," 14 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 20 (2014). They answer in the affirmative.The CAFC's decision in In re…
  • Feb 25

    TTAB Test: Which of These Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was/Were Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which of These Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was/Were Reversed?
    At least one of the three Section 2(d) refusals summarized below was reversed, and a least one was affirmed. Can you figure out what happened in each case?  [Answer in first comment].  In re James Harris, Serial No. 85918970…
Rank this Week: 232

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Feb 27

    Maintaining Their Own Online Reputation: Yelp v. Revleap

    Maintaining Their Own Online Reputation: Yelp v. Revleap
    Overview Yelp, one of the largest websites for online crowd-sourced reviews of businesses and restaurants, is suing an online reputation company, Revleap (also operating as Yelpdirector and Revpley), alleging trademark infringement, unfair…
  • Feb 27

    The Future of Commercial Drone Use in the United State

    The Future of Commercial Drone Use in the United State
    Sometimes Amazon Prime’s two day shipping just isn’t fast enough. Have you ever ordered something from the Internet, and wished that it would just appear at your doorstep? Well, that day could happen sooner than you think.…
  • Feb 24

    23andMe gets FDA Approval to Market Genetic Test for Bloom’s Syndrome

    23andMe gets FDA Approval to Market Genetic Test for Bloom’s Syndrome
    On February 19, the FDA permitted the marketing of 23andMe’s direct-to-consumer genetic carrier test for Bloom Syndrome. 23andMe is a genetic testing company based in Silicon Valley and backed by Google. This development is exciting for…
Rank this Week: 2178

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    The Indian Jungle – an IP perspective, part 1

    The Indian Jungle – an IP perspective, part 1
    “Now these are the laws of the jungle, and many and mighty are they…” – Rudyard Kipling wrote these lines over 100 years ago in his “Law for the Wolves” from the famous Jungle Book. As IP practitioners we…
  • Jan 28

    Swedish Government forms Innovation Council

    Swedish Government forms Innovation Council
    According to a recently published article in the Swedish business journal Veckans Affärer, the Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mikael Damberg, has promised the creation of an Innovation Council during the spring of 2015…
  • Jan 21

    Is there anything morally wrong with “Je suis Charlie”?

    Is there anything morally wrong with “Je suis Charlie”?
    In continuation of the terrible terror attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, social medias were flooded with the phrase “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”) as a message of condolence, outrage and…
Rank this Week: 3669

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Feb 27

    Making Cost Sharing Fairer and More Effective

    Making Cost Sharing Fairer and More Effective
    Christopher T. Robertson, Scaling Cost-Sharing to Wages: How Employers Can Reduce Health Spending and Provide Greater Economic Security, 14 Yale J. Health Pol’y L. & Ethics 239 (2014), available at SSRN.David OrentlicherWhile many…
  • Feb 25

    Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation

    Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation
    Daniel Klerman & Greg Reilly, Forum Selling, USC Center for Law and Social Science Research Papers Series No. CLASS14-35, available at SSRN.Allan ErbsenScholars have extensively explored how outcomes in civil litigation can hinge on an…
  • Feb 24

    Getting Theoretical About Judge Posner’s Legal Pragmatism (Thanks to John Dewey) and the Implications for Constitutional Interpretation

    Getting Theoretical About Judge Posner’s Legal Pragmatism (Thanks to John Dewey) and the Implications for Constitutional Interpretation
    Michael Sullivan & Daniel J. Solove, Radical Pragmatism, in The Cambridge Companion to Pragmatism 324 (Alan Malachowski ed., 2013), available at SSRN.Mark KendeConstitutional interpretation debates generally do not focus on legal…
Rank this Week: 306

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Statistiques OEB 2014

    Statistiques OEB 2014
    L'OEB vient de publier ses  statistiques détaillées pour 2014. Avec plus de 274 000 demandes déposées en 2014 auprès de l'OEB (dépôts directs + entrées en phase…
  • Feb 24

    Pouvoir discrétionnaire selon la R.137(3) CBE

    Pouvoir discrétionnaire selon la R.137(3) CBE
    Dans deux affaires récentes, la Chambre de recours a estimé que la division d'examen n'avait pas correctement exercé son pouvoir discrétionnaire en refusant l'admission de nouvelles requêtes sur le fondement…
  • Feb 22

    T94/12 : référence aux figures dans une revendication

    T94/12 : référence aux figures dans une revendication
    Le brevet avait pour objet un couvercle pour batteries d'accumulateurs. La (longue) revendication 1 proposée en recours contenait en dernière caractéristique le fait que "le labyrinthe défini dans la chambre…
Rank this Week: 554