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Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandip.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Moving to WordPre

    Moving to WordPre
    I am very pleased to announce that The Privacy and IP Law Blog is in the process of moving to WordPress, and to a dedicated domain – PrivacyandIPLawBlog.com!  The blog will operate on both the Blogspot.com location and on the new…
  • Oct 20

    LinkedIn Sued for Providing “Trusted References” to Paying Subscriber

    LinkedIn Sued for Providing “Trusted References” to Paying Subscriber
    On October 9, 2014, a class action complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that LinkedIn violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., (“FRCA”) by…
  • Sep 2

    Is Your Company Subject to Laws Regulating Safe Destruction of Documents?

    Is Your Company Subject to Laws Regulating Safe Destruction of Documents?
    Many companies have document retention policies – in other words, policies determining how long they will keep certain kinds of documentation.  These policies also frequently cover when documents may be destroyed in the normal…
Rank this Week: 2845

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: 285

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
  • Oct 20

    The Troubling Arguments from the Government in Smith v. Obama

    The Troubling Arguments from the Government in Smith v. Obama
    We’ve filed our reply brief in the appeal of Smith v. Obama, our case challenging the NSA’s mass telephone records collection on behalf of Idaho nurse Anna Smith.  The case will be argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of…
  • Oct 20

    EFF Launches Updated Know Your Rights Guide

    EFF Launches Updated Know Your Rights Guide
    If the police come knocking at your door, the constitution offers you some protection. But the constitution is just a piece of paper—if you don’t know how to assert your rights. And even if you do assert your rights…what…
  • Oct 20

    Free as in Open Access and Wikipedia

    Free as in Open Access and Wikipedia
    Between October 20 and 26, EFF is celebrating Open Access Week alongside dozens of organizations from around the world. This is a week to acknowledge the wide-ranging benefits of enabling open access to information and research—as well…
Rank this Week: 1408

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Oct 20

    Twick or tweet?

    Twick or tweet?
    No, it’s not quite October 31st — that scary, creepy night when you’re so afraid of what’s out there that, if you’re LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION®, you close all the blinds …  lock the door……
  • Oct 7

    Caveat Animator

    Caveat Animator
    [A woman] has filed a lawsuit claiming that Disney’s animated film about [a princess, her magical sister, and their talking snowman] took elements from her 2010 autobiography…. Court documents [include] a list of 18…
  • Oct 6

    Turn the other one? Or liberty? Or death?

    Turn the other one? Or liberty? Or death?
    Originally posted 2009-04-23 11:46:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter“Trademark” is not a verb. Right — we will resolve these all here and now.  Key issues.  Fish or cut bait.  Or we most assuredly will all…
Rank this Week: 146

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Oct 20

    Washington State Starts a Battle With Patent Troll

    Washington State Starts a Battle With Patent Troll
    By Robin Hammond Can a state use consumer protection laws to punish patent trolls? The Washington State Senate Law and Justice Committee is considering penalizing patent trolling. The committee recently discussed a proposed ‘patent…
  • Oct 17

    BYOD: Bring Your Own Devices or Bring Your Own Disasters?

    BYOD: Bring Your Own Devices or Bring Your Own Disasters?
    By Denise Kim What happens when personal phones are no longer for personal use? Gone are the days where we were issued separate business phones. We have entered into a new era where personal devices are used for work and work devices are used…
  • Oct 16

    Liking and Sharing Your Health Information: Privacy Concerns Raised Amidst Rumors of “Facebook Healthcare”

    Liking and Sharing Your Health Information: Privacy Concerns Raised Amidst Rumors of “Facebook Healthcare”
    By Alex Boguniewicz Every day millions of people share their interests, photos, and locations on Facebook. So why not share how you are feeling—medically that is. At least that seems to be the idea behind Facebook’s rumored plans…
Rank this Week: 2828

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/
  • Oct 20

    Update: Deadline Extended for "TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form" Comment

    Update: Deadline Extended for "TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form" Comment
    In late September we reported on the FCC’s request for comments about its proposed “TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form”. That’s the form that the Commission plans to use when, after the incentive…
  • Oct 20

    FCC Further Tweaks Signal Booster Rule

    FCC Further Tweaks Signal Booster Rule
    Some rules relaxed while measures added to prevent interference to wireless networks  Back in early 2013, the FCC took steps to help consumers deal with the dreaded cell phone phenomenon of dead spots by allowing the use of private…
  • Oct 16

    On Censoring Political Ad

    On Censoring Political Ad
    With SuperPAC money flowing and political ads running on Internet streams, caution in dealing with political spots is in order. There may be just a few weeks remaining in this election season, but broadcasters should be paying attention…
Rank this Week: 1847

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/
  • Oct 20

    Privacy and Security: Outflanking the Third-Party Doctrine

    Privacy and Security: Outflanking the Third-Party Doctrine
    Edward Snowden became famous last year for revealing US government surveillance programs and starting a conversation in America about the tradeoffs between privacy and security. More recently, Snowden has conducted interviews in which he has…
  • Oct 14

    The Most Important Technological Advancement Since the Internet

    The Most Important Technological Advancement Since the Internet
    It should come as a shock to no one that car accidents have a great economic and societal impact on all Americans. Entire industries have come to rely heavily, if not entirely, upon the basic reality that people will get into car accidents.…
  • Oct 14

    Smart Bombs, Dumb Policy?

    Smart Bombs, Dumb Policy?
    With an increase in ISIS activity in Syria and Iraq, the United States has increased it’s presence in the region. Public outcry for U.S. air support following numerous atrocities carried out by ISIS has led to air strikes by U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1587

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Oct 20

    Relaunching CopyByte

    Relaunching CopyByte
    CopyByte, my copyright and plagiarism consulting service, is getting a facelift to better explain what services I provide and how I can help you.
  • Oct 20

    3 Count: Reserved Reversal

    3 Count: Reserved Reversal
    Appeals court overturns GSU e-reserves ruling, Kim Dotcom must disclose all his assets and Led Zeppelin loses round one in Stairway lawsuit.
  • Oct 16

    3 Count: Can I Stream It?

    3 Count: Can I Stream It?
    Both CBS and HBO announce Internet only streaming options and Aereo faces a very hostile judge in hearing over injunction.
Rank this Week: 552

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/
Rank this Week: 205

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Monday miscellany

    Monday miscellany
    It is with sadness that the IPKat records the death of Peter Low. Peter, a European and UK patent attorney with Wilson, Gunn M'Caw till his retirement in 1997, has the unenviable record of having given tutorials for the UK patent attorney…
  • Oct 20

    Online enforcement "has a colour and a name": blocking injunctions - A closer look at the Cartier judgment

    Online enforcement "has a colour and a name": blocking injunctions - A closer look at the Cartier judgment
    Typical moment outside the Rolls Building last FridayAs Jeremy announced with a breaking news post, last Friday Arnold J issued his 266-paragraph judgment in Cartier and Others v BskyB and Others, a case concerning the possibility of…
  • Oct 20

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week
    Is it really sixteen weeks since our good friend and fellow blogger Alberto Bellan commenced this series of round-ups of the previous week's IPKat blogposts? It is indeed, and our Kat-stats show that, in some cases, the number of people…
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • Oct 20

    inovia Travels: 2014 AIPLA Annual Meeting

    inovia Travels: 2014 AIPLA Annual Meeting
    Good afternoon. We want to take this opportunity to let everyone know that we will be exhibiting at the 2014 American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC this week. Running from October 23rd-25th,…
  • Oct 8

    inovia Now #1 PCT Firm in the World

    inovia Now #1 PCT Firm in the World
    We are excited to announce that we have been named the #1 PCT firm in the world by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. This is our first year as #1 in the world and our 4th year as #1 in the … Continue reading →
  • Sep 26

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
    Good morning, readers. We hope everyone had a great first week of fall 2014. Here are the latest updates in foreign patent filing news: The 54th Series of meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO is currently … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1685

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: 257

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Court spanks parents. In a landmark decision, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled in Boston v. Athearn that parents can be held responsible for the social media activities of their kids. The case involved a seventh-grade boy who, with…
  • Oct 17

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Doctor in the mouse. What if you could input a list of your current symptoms to Google, and quickly be connected with a doctor for a brief consultation? For a limited trial period, Google seems to have set up such a system for people who are…
  • Oct 17

    Copyright: Europe Explores Its Boundaries – New UK Infringement Exceptions – The Ones That Came Back Again

    Copyright: Europe Explores Its Boundaries – New UK Infringement Exceptions – The Ones That Came Back Again
    Introduction In June of this year, we sent out an alert about the anticipated new UK copyright infringement exceptions. These exceptions were to be introduced based on the recommendations of the Hargreaves Review. Surprisingly, some of the…
Rank this Week: 1955

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Bechtold & Tucker on Trademarks & Google AdWord

    Bechtold & Tucker on Trademarks & Google AdWord
    How does using a third party's trademark as a keyword to trigger Google ads affect consumer behavior? In Trademarks, Triggers, and Online Search (forthcoming in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies), Stefan Bechtold (ETH Zurich) and…
  • Oct 15

    Teva v. Sandoz Argument Recap

    Teva v. Sandoz Argument Recap
    This morning I attended the Supreme Court argument in Teva v. Sandoz, the case on the standard of review for patent claim construction, which I previewed on this blog. Based on the questions today (transcript here), I think that Chief Justice…
  • Oct 14

    Kenney & Mowery: Public Universities and Regional Growth

    Kenney & Mowery: Public Universities and Regional Growth
     I've received my new copy of Public Universities and Regional Growth: Insights from the University of California, edited by Martin Kenney and David Mowery. It is an excellent book, demonstrating the complex interactions between…
Rank this Week: 3227

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/
  • Oct 20

    Abercrombie and Affliction in an “American Fight”

    Abercrombie and Affliction in an “American Fight”
    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. recently filed suit against Affliction Holdings over its use of “AF” on its “American Fighter” brand of clothing. The two clothing companies have come to blows over Affliction’s…
  • Oct 17

    Trademark Week in Review: October 17, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: October 17, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Mari-Elise looked at Bottega Veneta and the protection of its knots. Bill warned you and you didn’t listen and look what happened; both stores called…
  • Oct 16

    Back To Basics: Trademark Use In Commerce

    Back To Basics: Trademark Use In Commerce
    While we usually report on “sexy” trademark topics on the Trademarkology blog (e.g., Deadmau5′s catfight with Ferrari, Prince’s breakup with his record label, Thomas Pink’s panty raid on Victoria’s…
Rank this Week: 1071

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

Looks at patent law in a client-centered way and explains how the patent law should inform strategic decision making. By Hansen IP Law PLLC.

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Pitfalls in Policing Your Patent Right

    Pitfalls in Policing Your Patent Right
    Patent holders are not obligated to police infringement or pursue infringers in order to keep their patents in force.  However, failing to address known acts of infringement can, in some cases, provide infringers with a defense called…
  • Sep 16

    Procedural Mechanisms for Invalidating Patent Claims Due to Indefinitene

    Procedural Mechanisms for Invalidating Patent Claims Due to Indefinitene
    One of the defenses available to an accused infringer is that the asserted patent claims are invalid for indefiniteness.  The Patent Statute requires that the claims of a patent “particularly point[] out and distinctly claim[] the…
  • Aug 20

    Invalidating Patent Claims For Failing to Include Required Aspects of an Invention

    Invalidating Patent Claims For Failing to Include Required Aspects of an Invention
    In last month’s blog, we discussed the Federal Circuit’s decision in X2Y Attenuators, LLC. V. International Trade Commission, a case which demonstrated how limiting descriptions of an invention in a patent specification can be…
Rank this Week: 2636

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Oct 20

    The “Naked” Truth Of Reality Television

    The “Naked” Truth Of Reality Television
    The majority of us indulge in reality television as our guilty pleasure. We come home from our busy lives and click “power,” looking for an hour or two of distraction. For me, any night of The Real Housewives of Orange County or…
  • Oct 16

    Model Mayhem Case: 9th Circuit Removes Website’s CDA Shield to Liability

    Model Mayhem Case: 9th Circuit Removes Website’s CDA Shield to Liability
    Rapists Prowled ModelMayhem.com to Poach an Aspiring Model ModelMayhem.com is a networking website for people in the model industry. For any young talent, the site can be a key to starting a modeling career. Typically, models and…
  • Oct 15

    A Beginner’s Guide to MLB Salary Arbitration

    A Beginner’s Guide to MLB Salary Arbitration
    With the Major League Baseball season coming to an end, a lucky few of us baseball fans are still holding on to dreams of World Series greatness for our beloved clubs. For others, the playoffs are just a dreaded reminder of a season best soon…
Rank this Week: 3109

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/
  • Oct 20

    Fujitsu’s Patents: Processing, Virtual Machines & Biometric

    Fujitsu’s Patents: Processing, Virtual Machines & Biometric
    In viewing Fujitsu’s recently filed patent applications, we saw a multitude of inventions in the field of information processing, whether for the analysis of computing processes or virtualization of computing resources on physical…
  • Oct 20

    The Ebola Outbreak and Current State of Vaccine Development

    The Ebola Outbreak and Current State of Vaccine Development
    It is tough to overstate the connection between the development of vaccines and public health, however. Since the use of vaccinations was first introduced by English physician Edward Jenner in 1798, many devastating diseases have either been…
  • Oct 19

    The High Cost of Making Pharmaceutical

    The High Cost of Making Pharmaceutical
    It is nearly universally accepted (and for a reason) that the process from discovery to market is long and costly. Drugs to not invent themselves and there are significant costs associated with nearly 13 to 14 years awaiting approvals. But…
Rank this Week: 2727

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
  • Oct 20

    Fujitsu’s Patents: Processing, Virtual Machines & Biometric

    Fujitsu’s Patents: Processing, Virtual Machines & Biometric
    In viewing Fujitsu’s recently filed patent applications, we saw a multitude of inventions in the field of information processing, whether for the analysis of computing processes or virtualization of computing resources on physical…
  • Oct 20

    The Ebola Outbreak and Current State of Vaccine Development

    The Ebola Outbreak and Current State of Vaccine Development
    It is tough to overstate the connection between the development of vaccines and public health, however. Since the use of vaccinations was first introduced by English physician Edward Jenner in 1798, many devastating diseases have either been…
  • Oct 19

    The High Cost of Making Pharmaceutical

    The High Cost of Making Pharmaceutical
    It is nearly universally accepted (and for a reason) that the process from discovery to market is long and costly. Drugs to not invent themselves and there are significant costs associated with nearly 13 to 14 years awaiting approvals. But…
Rank this Week: 391

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 20

    Art & Law in Chicago

    Art & Law in Chicago
    Our friends at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago sent me an announcement for their 6th Annual Symposium that is taking place in a couple weeks. The theme this time is "Art Meets Law: The Intersection of Art and Intellectual Property"…
  • Oct 18

    Compare and Contrast Approaches to the DMCA

    Compare and Contrast Approaches to the DMCA
    Mike Masnick at Techdirt published two stories this past week that give an interesting comparison in approaches to handling DMCA takedown notices. First, Google came out with its "how we fighr piracy" report. As Masnick notes, there's not…
  • Oct 17

    CBS to HBO: Wait for Us!

    CBS to HBO: Wait for Us!
    Well, this is a surprise: broadcast network CBS has announced it too will offer a subscription service. This is good news and bad news. First, it's good that CBS is figuring out the same logic that finally hit HBO: significant (if not all)…
Rank this Week: 621

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 439

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Asserted Claims Reduced From Nearly 800 to 32 Prior to Claim Construction

    Asserted Claims Reduced From Nearly 800 to 32 Prior to Claim Construction
    The court granted defendant's motion to limit the number of asserted claims from nearly 800 to the limits under the Federal Circuit Advisory Committee Model Order (first 32, then 16 claims) before claim construction. "This Court rejects…
  • Oct 17

    Overreaching Request for Discovery Sanctions Warrants Reduction of Fee Award

    Overreaching Request for Discovery Sanctions Warrants Reduction of Fee Award
    The court denied in part defendant's motion for discovery sanctions and further reduced the award by another one-third for defendant's overreaching. "The Court agrees with Plaintiff that the amount of fees that [defendant] requests in its…
  • Oct 16

    More Speculative Damages Expert Testimony Permitted In Light of Limited Underlying Evidence

    More Speculative Damages Expert Testimony Permitted In Light of Limited Underlying Evidence
    The court denied both parties' motions to exclude testimony from their damages experts. "[T]he Court acknowledges that [plaintiff's damages expert's] testimony contains a greater degree of speculation than might ordinarily be required to pass…
Rank this Week: 567

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: 2616

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Can I Embed YouTube Video at For-Profit Site?

    Can I Embed YouTube Video at For-Profit Site?
    Judge PosnerSeventh CircuitDear Rich: Is it safe to embed YouTube videos in courses that are developed for-profit? The YouTube terms and service page indicates that the embed code they offer is designed to make sharing/embedding possible…
  • Oct 15

    Dear Rich: I recently received a takedown…

    Dear Rich: I recently received a takedown notice for posting free eBooks. Why do publishers still hassle people now that the Supreme Court has said it's okay to digitize and scan books? Perhaps it occurred in a parallel universe ... but…
  • Oct 14

    Game App Trademark Specimen

    Game App Trademark Specimen
    Dear Rich: We're going to launch a game app soon and wanted to trademark the name. It's a download only and we're trying to do the registration by ourselves but we're confused about the sample they want. We're not advertising it so do we…
Rank this Week: 1244

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Oct 20

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element
    by Dennis Crouch In Robert Bosch v. Snap-On (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit has held that two different claim elements “lack sufficiently definite structure” that must be interpreted under 35 U.S.C.…
  • Oct 20

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element
    by Dennis Crouch In Robert Bosch v. Snap-On (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit has held that two different claim elements “lack sufficiently definite structure” that must be interpreted under 35 U.S.C.…
  • Oct 17

    Another Prosecution Bar Case, but With a Twist

    Another Prosecution Bar Case, but With a Twist
    As I’ve pointed out elsewhere here, the adoption of the AIA has created various issues for existing prosecution bars: if you are using a pre-AIA form, consider whether it applies to the new post-grant proceedings.  Courts are…
Rank this Week: 145

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

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

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 821

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/
  • Oct 20

    Audio Archive: Erik Pelton interviewed on DesignBizRadio

    Audio Archive: Erik Pelton interviewed on DesignBizRadio
    Audio interview with Erik Pelton on DesignBizRadio with Ashley Whittenberger from 2010 featuring lots of practical trademark tips for small business owners: Check Out Business Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Design Biz Radio on…
  • Oct 17

    TPAC Meeting Summary – October 2014

    TPAC Meeting Summary – October 2014
    The Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) met at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA yesterday on Thursday, October 16, 2014.  The handouts from the meeting are at the bottom of the post. Below is a summary of the key…
  • Oct 15

    Love it or leave it: MLS’ Columbus Crew’s new logo

    Love it or leave it: MLS’ Columbus Crew’s new logo
    The Columbus Crew unveiled a new logo this month. It appears to have no reference to “Crew” or to soccer. As a result, I do not like it at all. There was nothing wrong the with their old logo. The “Crew” name is quite…
Rank this Week: 1788

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Cheryl S. Goodman Appointed as TTAB Judge

    Cheryl S. Goodman Appointed as TTAB Judge
    The USPTO has announced the selection of Cheryl S. Goodman as an Administrative Trademark Judge at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board:Cheryl Goodman has been an Interlocutory Attorney for the TTAB for over fourteen years. Her tenure as an…
  • Oct 20

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability On These Four Section 2(d) Appeal

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability On These Four Section 2(d) Appeal
    I once heard a TTAB judge state that the outcomes of most Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion cases can be predicted just by looking at the marks and the identified goods/services, without more. Try your adjudicatory skills on these four…
  • Oct 17

    TTAB Finds ARCATA Not Primarily Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive of Wine

    TTAB Finds ARCATA Not Primarily Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive of Wine
    The Board reversed a Section 2(e)(3) refusal of ARCATA for wine, finding the mark not primarily geographically deceptively midescriptive of the goods. The evidence established that Arcata is a city in California that is neither obscure nor…
Rank this Week: 247

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Oct 20

    Plaintiff May Not Dismiss Claims in Response to Summary Judgment Motion

    Plaintiff May Not Dismiss Claims in Response to Summary Judgment Motion
    Beasley v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., No. 12 C 8715, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 9, 2014) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve, after previously deferring ruling to allow the parties to work out procedural disputes, granted defendant John Wiley &…
  • Oct 17

    Patent Exhaustion Applies Despite License Restriction

    Patent Exhaustion Applies Despite License Restriction
    Cascades Computer Innovation, LLC v. Samsung Elecs. Co., Nos. 11 C 4574 & 11 C 6235, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 14, 2014) (Kennelly, J.). Judge Kennelly granted in part defendants Samsung’s and HTC’s motions for summary judgment…
  • Oct 15

    Related Party Bound to Agreement’s Arbitration Clause

    Related Party Bound to Agreement’s Arbitration Clause
    FarmedHere, LLC v. Just Greens, LLC d/b/a AeroFarm Systems, LLC, No. 14 C 370, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. June 16, 2014) (Holderman, Sen. J.). Judge Holderman granted defendant AeroFarm’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(3) motion to dismiss plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 281

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/
  • Oct 20

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission
    ­­Sarah E. Light, The Military-Environmental Complex, 55 B.C. L. Rev. 879 (2014).Felix Mormann“Green Go!” The U.S. battle cry in the Mexican-American War that, according to some etymologists, earned Americans their…
  • Oct 17

    On the Rise of Lawyers in Lobbying in India

    On the Rise of Lawyers in Lobbying in India
    Bhargavi Zageri, Notes from the Field: How India's Corporate Law Firms are Influencing Her Legal, Policy and Regulatory Frameworks, HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No.2014-19, 2014, available at SSRN.Nick…
  • Oct 15

    Citizenship by Descent

    Citizenship by Descent
    Kristin A. Collins, Illegitimate Borders: Jus Sanguinis Citizenship and the Legal Construction of Family, Race, and Nation, 123 Yale L.J. 2134 (2014).Allison TirresThere are three paths to citizenship in the United States: birth,…
Rank this Week: 358

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Oct 20

    POODLE and the fundamental market failure of browser security

    POODLE and the fundamental market failure of browser security
    Last week saw the public disclosure of the POODLE vulnerability, a practical attack allowing a network attacker to steal plaintext from HTTPS connections. In particular, this attack can be used to steal authentication cookies.…
  • Oct 9

    On the value of encrypting your phone

    On the value of encrypting your phone
    This is a true story. Yesterday my phone crashed, and it wouldn’t reboot. Actually it would do nothing but reboot, over and over, with a seemingly different error message every time. I tried all of the tricks available to a technically…
  • Oct 8

    Guessing passwords with Apple’s full-device encryption

    Guessing passwords with Apple’s full-device encryption
    With the recently-introduced iOS 8, Apple has switched to a encrypting a much larger amount of user data by default. Matt Green has provided an excellent initial look at a technical levelandbig-picture leveland Apple has recently released a…
Rank this Week: 147

Duncan Bucknell

Duncan Bucknell

Cover intellectual property strategies for products and services.

http://duncanbucknell.com/
  • Oct 20

    Please don’t nominate me for the IAM Strategy 300

    Please don’t nominate me for the IAM Strategy 300
    It’s been a great honour to be a member of the IAM Strategy 300.  I was there in the first group (the IAM250) in 2009, and have been there every year since.  (Thank you so much for the previous nominations and votes of…
  • Sep 18

    Back

    Back
    To all of those people kind enough to pause and read my blog posts from time to time, thank you very much for your patience. I’m now back from 14 months traveling around Australia with my family and am busily catching up on things for…
  • Jun 5

    Analysi

    Analysi
    Strategy without analysis is like turning up to play a sporting match when you don’t know what sport you’re playing, what equipment to bring, the rules, who your opponent is or indeed where to show up for the game. It’s not…
Rank this Week: 4269

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Gibson Guitar Facing 15 Trademark Opposer

    Gibson Guitar Facing 15 Trademark Opposer
    A brand owner’s non-traditional trademark application will sometimes gain the critical attention of multiple direct competitors. Gibson Guitar’s unlucky number is apparently fifteen. Last Thursday, Gibson’s guitar…
  • Oct 17

    Amy, Whatcha Wanna Do (About this TM)?

    Amy, Whatcha Wanna Do (About this TM)?
    As we start to think about welcoming in the weekend, why don’t we all hum this Pure Prairie League tune, while viewing this image and reading this very brief blog post: As this image (that I snapped this morning) shows, the skyway in…
  • Oct 16

    Converse: Stomping Out Counterfeits through Int’l Trade Commission Proceeding

    Converse: Stomping Out Counterfeits through Int’l Trade Commission Proceeding
    Earlier this week, Converse launched an all-out offensive to combat what it considers counterfeit and knock-off versions of its Chuck Taylor All-Star line of sneakers. Reports peg the number as at least 22 separate lawsuits against more than…
Rank this Week: 231

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Oct 19

    Copy-me and an animated debate

    Copy-me and an animated debate
    "Copy-me Ep. 3 is now complete!" is the first line of an excited message from Alex Lungu, who writes to let us know that Episode 3 of Early Copyright History is now available to view (you can access this seven-minute episode via its web page…
  • Oct 19

    The CopyKat - SiriusXM on the ropes as US judges align

    The CopyKat - SiriusXM on the ropes as US judges align
    GMA News tells us that the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines is strengthening copyright protection and awareness in the country, ahead of the Asean economic integration in the latter part of 2015. IPOPHL director-general Ricardo…
  • Oct 17

    Who needs section 97A? A comment on Cartier v BSkyB

    Who needs section 97A? A comment on Cartier v BSkyB
    It's that man again!  As reported by IPKat, the latest "section 97A" success is out in Cartier, Montblanc and Richemont v BSkyB, BT, TalkTalk, EE and Virgin (Open Rights Group intervening) [2014] EWHC 3354 (Ch), but this time, it…
Rank this Week: 1746

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Oct 19

    Myriad’s Continuing Patent Debate

    Myriad’s Continuing Patent Debate
    On October 6, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit entertained oral argument in the interlocutory appeal of the district court’s denial of Myriad’s motion for preliminary injunction against Ambry Genetics. In re…
  • Oct 5

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Regulation of LDT

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Regulation of LDT
    On September 30th, 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published the draft guidance entitled ”Framework for Regulatory Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs)” (“Guidance”). The publication of the…
  • Sep 30

    Privacy Issues in the Sharing of Genetic Information

    Privacy Issues in the Sharing of Genetic Information
    Low cost sequencing of a patient’s genome and advances in the interpretation of a patient’s genetic information is promised to transform the delivery of health care. To date, much of personalized medicine has focused on the use of…
Rank this Week: 2308

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Oct 19

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Tris Pharma Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories FL Inc. et al. 1:14-cv-01309; filed October 15, 2014 in the District Court of…
  • Oct 19

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    October 21, 2014 - "Recent Judicial Decisions Impacting Technology Licensing" (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP) - 10:00 to 11:15 am (CT) October 21, 2014 - "Patent Reissue: Strategic Use for Pre- and Post-AIA -- Correcting Errors…
  • Oct 17

    MBHB Webinar on PTAB Invalidity Proceeding

    MBHB Webinar on PTAB Invalidity Proceeding
    McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar entitled "PTAB Invalidity Proceedings -- Lessons Learned in the First Two Years" on November 20, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT). MBHB attorneys Alison Baldwin…
Rank this Week: 96

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    R21/13 : pas une exception à la R.106

    R21/13 : pas une exception à la R.106
    La Grande Chambre rappelle dans cette décision l'importance du respect de la R.106 CBE. Selon cette règle, une requête en révision n'est recevable que si une objection relative au vice allégué a…
  • Oct 15

    Offres d'emploi

    Offres d'emploi
    Le Groupe Saint-Gobain recherche pour son Département Propriété Industrielle rattaché à Saint-Gobain Recherche (Aubervilliers), deux ingénieurs brevet confirmés, dans les domaines de la…
  • Oct 14

    T786/11 : déménagement

    T786/11 : déménagement
    L'Intimée contestait le fait que la Requérante restait la même entité juridique malgré le déplacement de son siège des Îles Vierges Britanniques vers l’Île Maurice. La…
Rank this Week: 303

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
  • Oct 19

    Computer Hacking and “property”

    Computer Hacking and “property”
    Downloading data from a computer system is not obtaining property
  • Oct 7

    Parallel import

    Parallel import
    Articles on parallel imports published in (2014) 22(1) CCLJ 1, 21 and 39.
  • Sep 25

    Zima is a registrable trade mark

    Zima is a registrable trade mark
    Gordon J has overturned the Registrar's refusal to register ZIMA as a trade mark for tomatoes and directed its registration
Rank this Week: 4556

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 53

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

An online repository for intellectual property articles, papers and news.

http://www.nlipw.com/
Rank this Week: 2524

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Oct 19

    GSU appeal ruling — the more I read, the better it seem

    GSU appeal ruling — the more I read, the better it seem
    Those of us who heard the oral arguments in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals last November, in which the publishers appeal of the District Court ruling favoring fair use in their copyright infringement lawsuit against Georgia State was…
  • Oct 17

    A reversal for Georgia State

    A reversal for Georgia State
    The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has issued its ruling in the publisher appeal of a district court decision that found most instances of electronic reserve copying at Georgia State to be fair use.  The appellate court ruling is 129…
  • Oct 9

    Jury instructions go missing

    Jury instructions go missing
    Jury instructions are one of those things that few people, not even most lawyers, think about very often.  But if you are involved in a trial, they can be vitally important.  The ways in which juries are instructed on particular…
Rank this Week: 939

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Oct 19

    Winning the lottery type game is your destiny - Sweepstakes Patent Company

    Winning the lottery type game is your destiny - Sweepstakes Patent Company
    Sweepstakes Patent Company, LLC v. Burns et al. and Mosely et al.Southern District of FloridaCase Nos. 0-14-cv-62351 and 0-14-cv-62354 In two new cases, plaintiff Sweepstakes Patent Company (SPC) accuses internet cafe service providers…
  • Oct 17

    Lions, and Tigers, and.... Joustin' Beavers?

    Lions, and Tigers, and.... Joustin' Beavers?
    RC3, Inc. v BieberFlorida Middle District Court, No. 3:2012cv00193Florida based game developer RC3 created a game, Joustin’ Beaver, in which a beaver that jousts must navigate the whirlpool of success, sign otter-graphs, and avoid the…
  • Oct 1

    U.S. Patent No. 7,670,220: Racing games and other games having garage, showroom, and test drive feature

    U.S. Patent No. 7,670,220: Racing games and other games having garage, showroom, and test drive feature
    U.S. Patent No. 7,670,220: Racing games and other games having garage, showroom, and test drive featuresIssued March 2, 2010, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘220 patent describes a racing game where players enter a showroom filled with cars…
Rank this Week: 611

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
  • Oct 19

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-18

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-18
    Cyberbullying bill inches closer to law despite privacy concerns http://t.co/bZeeTk4r6Z -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-11 http://t.co/nY0aeTGY1x -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for…
  • Oct 18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-17
    Rob Ford's medical records accessed by 2 unauthorized hospital staff members http://t.co/pQCeQQ4o5o -> Canada's Anti-Spam Law CASL Will Derail Small Businesses http://t.co/d6whkoN9Tp -> Google Makes It Easier Than Ever to Search Piracy…
  • Oct 17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-16
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-15: Dropbox passwords posted online http://t.co/nvz68GYr8n -> IS… http://t.co/tfW2kgPl2g -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-15 http://t.co/GgRihnBz3H ->…
Rank this Week: 1348

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

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

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 1073