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Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 22

    Homer Simpson Hologram at Comic-Con Spurs Patent Lawsuit

    Homer Simpson Hologram at Comic-Con Spurs Patent Lawsuit
    IPNews® - The special appearance of Homer Simpson's hologram at the Comic-Con conference in San Diego last month has given rise to a patent infringement lawsuit against 20th Century Fox. Alki David's Hologram USA, Musion Das Hologram and…
  • Aug 14

    Monkey Business: Who Owns the Copyright to a Selfie Taken by a Monkey?

    Monkey Business: Who Owns the Copyright to a Selfie Taken by a Monkey?
    IPNews® - British photographer David Slater is embroiled in a debate over the self-portrait taken by a monkey, which the animal shot using his unattended equipment three years ago. Wikimedia Commons, a database of millions of images and…
  • Aug 7

    University of Arkansas Gets Sound Trademark on Its Famous Hog Call

    University of Arkansas Gets Sound Trademark on Its Famous Hog Call
    IPNews® - The University of Arkansas has trademarked the sounds contained in its famous Hog Call – Wooo Pig Sooie! This trademark means that the Hog Call cannot be used by anyone for commercial purposes without permission or a…
Rank this Week: 577

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 2997

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 297

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/
  • Aug 22

    Airport Scanners: How Privacy Risk Leads to Security Risk

    Airport Scanners: How Privacy Risk Leads to Security Risk
    Debates about privacy and security tend to assume that the two are in opposition, so that improving privacy tends to degrade security, and vice versa. But often the two go hand in hand so that privacy enhances security. A good example comes…
  • Aug 21

    Researchers Show Flaws in Airport Scanner

    Researchers Show Flaws in Airport Scanner
    Today at the Usenix Security Symposium a group of researchers from UC San Diego and the University of Michigan will present a paper demonstrating flaws in a full-body scaning machine that was used at many U.S. airports. In this post…
  • Aug 13

    The End of a Brief Era: Recent Appellate Decisions in “Copyright Troll” Litigation

    The End of a Brief Era: Recent Appellate Decisions in “Copyright Troll” Litigation
    The onslaught of “copyright troll” litigation began only a few years ago, with lawsuits implicating hundreds or even thousands of “John Doe” defendants, who were identified by IP addresses with timestamps corresponding…
Rank this Week: 162

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/
  • Aug 22

    A Conversation About Software and Patents: On the Record with Bob Zeidman

    A Conversation About Software and Patents: On the Record with Bob Zeidman
    Modern software tools allow people to turn fairly abstract ideas into reality. That’s the beauty of software. You can start describing things in such a high level and yet output what I consider an innovative invention. And so how do we…
  • Aug 21

    Federal Circuit Ignores Jury Finding of Non-Obviousne

    Federal Circuit Ignores Jury Finding of Non-Obviousne
    This is just another example of the Federal Circuit substituting its own decision for that of the decision maker at the district court level. It is one thing when the Federal Circuit ignores the factual findings of a district court judge, but…
  • Aug 21

    HP Patents: Social Network Sharing and Forensics Technologie

    HP Patents: Social Network Sharing and Forensics Technologie
    Hewlett-Packard has one of the stronger patent portfolios among U.S. technology developers, and the past few weeks have seen many interesting additions to that portfolio. One patent protects a method of brokering fair prices between printing…
Rank this Week: 2348

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
  • Aug 22

    A Conversation About Software and Patents: On the Record with Bob Zeidman

    A Conversation About Software and Patents: On the Record with Bob Zeidman
    Modern software tools allow people to turn fairly abstract ideas into reality. That’s the beauty of software. You can start describing things in such a high level and yet output what I consider an innovative invention. And so how do we…
  • Aug 21

    Federal Circuit Ignores Jury Finding of Non-Obviousne

    Federal Circuit Ignores Jury Finding of Non-Obviousne
    This is just another example of the Federal Circuit substituting its own decision for that of the decision maker at the district court level. It is one thing when the Federal Circuit ignores the factual findings of a district court judge, but…
  • Aug 21

    HP Patents: Social Network Sharing and Forensics Technologie

    HP Patents: Social Network Sharing and Forensics Technologie
    Hewlett-Packard has one of the stronger patent portfolios among U.S. technology developers, and the past few weeks have seen many interesting additions to that portfolio. One patent protects a method of brokering fair prices between printing…
Rank this Week: 174

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 2762

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    ABSINTHE MAKERS ARE NOT TOASTING IN SWITZERLAND

    ABSINTHE MAKERS ARE NOT TOASTING IN SWITZERLAND
    Although once illegal in the United States, absinthe can now be consumed in your local bars.  It was a favorite drink of writers and artists such as Ernest Hemmingway, Vincent van Gogh, Oscar Wilde and Pablo Picasso.  Unfortunately,…
  • Aug 21

    Role Reversal: David Bullying Goliath?

    Role Reversal: David Bullying Goliath?
    When claims of trademark infringement make the news, it is often because a billion dollar corporation is suing old man Donaldson’s tavern for trademark infringement (Although, McDonaldson’s might have been a…
  • Aug 20

    Hey Commish, Can You Trademark The (Fantasy Football) League?

    Hey Commish, Can You Trademark The (Fantasy Football) League?
    All around America, men will soon gather in front of their computers feverishly conducting research, generally wasting time, and participating in one of the manliest things they likely will do for quite some time:  their fantasy football…
Rank this Week: 111

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/
  • Aug 22

    Trademark Week in Review: August 22, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: August 22, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Despite her technical difficulties, Mari-Elise took a look at the appeal filed by the Redskins; Bill discovered the 7th Consideration; Kevin journeyed back into the comic…
  • Aug 21

    ’90′s Flashback: Prince’s Trademark Cautionary Tale

    ’90′s Flashback: Prince’s Trademark Cautionary Tale
    I have a 8-week old daughter, and she’s generally in good spirits. Like most newborns, however, she usually comes down with a case of the grumps in the evening (i.e., the so-called “witching hour”). This is the second…
  • Aug 20

    Warner Bros. Rises to Victory in Dark Knight Trademark Case

    Warner Bros. Rises to Victory in Dark Knight Trademark Case
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about Comic-Con. I failed to mention that many comic book and movie fans were none too pleased about the recent announcement that Ben Affleck would be following in the footsteps of Christian Bale (and George…
Rank this Week: 2224

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Aug 22

    IP Analogy to Physical Property (in Architecture)

    IP Analogy to Physical Property (in Architecture)
    An interesting note in a 7th Circuit case, M. Arthur Gensler, Jr. & Assocs., Inc. v. Strabala shows how judges are continuing to apply the standards of physical property to intellectual property. In this case a dispute arose over the…
  • Aug 16

    That Sound You Hear is the Anti-Neutrality Dam Breaking

    That Sound You Hear is the Anti-Neutrality Dam Breaking
    Here's what happens when you really put people behind an idea: First, they have a lot to say to their government, and in this case it appears to be 100% opposed to special cable-company privileges (fast lanes). 1.1 million comments;…
  • Aug 11

    Having (Mostly) Failed with Authors, Amazon Makes a Pitch for the Reader

    Having (Mostly) Failed with Authors, Amazon Makes a Pitch for the Reader
    Last week a group of over 900 writers took out a full-page ad in the Times taking Amazon to task for its tactics. The letter was signed by some big names, including John Grisham and Stephen King, and it asks readers to write to Amazon CEO…
Rank this Week: 706

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Aug 22

    The Copyright Summer Blockbuster

    The Copyright Summer Blockbuster
    Maria Pallante, who holds the honor of being the Register for Copyrights in the United States Copyright Office, released mid-week the first major update in over two decades related to administrative practice. A public draft of the Compendium…
  • Aug 15

    Copyright SO Easy Even a Monkey Can Do It?

    Copyright SO Easy Even a Monkey Can Do It?
    Monkey see. Monkey take a selfie? Then, monkey owns a copyright? That is what British nature photographer David Slater is claiming.  When he retrieved his camera from a group of monkeys who decided to play with the device, he…
  • Aug 8

    Feature Friday – Revisited

    Feature Friday – Revisited
    When StatuteofRyAnne.com first started, I featured an artist each week I really admired.  The genesis was because there is SO much talent and great creative projects coming out of the South.  Just look at the film Get…
Rank this Week: 4280

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Stay Pending Third Party IPR Requires Estoppel Condition

    Stay Pending Third Party IPR Requires Estoppel Condition
    The court granted defendants' motion to stay pending inter partes review, but conditioned the stay on defendants' agreement to estoppel. "[T]his court has previously explained in similar cases that the benefits of a stay are partially…
  • Aug 21

    Patent Aggregator License Excluded from Evidence, Except to Provide Context for Other License

    Patent Aggregator License Excluded from Evidence, Except to Provide Context for Other License
    The court granted in part defendant's motion in limine to exclude evidence of plaintiff's $8.5 million license of a patent-in-suit to a patent aggregator. "Because [the aggregator's] business model is unique, [defendant] argues [the] license…
  • Aug 20

    Irreparable Harm to Losing Plaintiff Justifies Injunction Against Defendant Pending Appeal

    Irreparable Harm to Losing Plaintiff Justifies Injunction Against Defendant Pending Appeal
    Following a bench trial in which the court found the asserted patent invalid, the court granted plaintiff's motion to enjoin defendant from marketing or selling its accused drug product pending plaintiff's appeal, on the condition that…
Rank this Week: 788

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/
  • Aug 22

    Google verdict of $1 Against Patentee Upheld

    Google verdict of $1 Against Patentee Upheld
    Google v. Beneficial Innovations Inc., 2:11cv229 (8/22/14) Judge: Rodney Gilstrap Holding: Defendants Motion for Judgment As a Matter of Law Denied As readers may recall, on January 23, 2014, after three day jury trial, a Marshall jury in…
  • Aug 21

    Motion to Stay Pending Covered Business Method Review Denied Without Prejudice

    Motion to Stay Pending Covered Business Method Review Denied Without Prejudice
    Smartflash v. Apple, 6:13cv447 (7/8/14) Judge: K Nicole Mitchell Holding: Motion to Stay Pending Covered Business Method Review Denied Without Prejudice After reviewing the applicable legal standards and the facts, the Court concluded that…
  • Aug 20

    Joint Motion to Seal Portions of the Trial Transcript Granted in Part

    Joint Motion to Seal Portions of the Trial Transcript Granted in Part
    Sabatino Bianco, M.D. v. Globus Medical, Inc., 2:12-cv-147 (7/14/2014) Judge: William C. Bryson Holding: Joint Motion to Seal Portions of the Trial Transcript Granted in Part And here I thought Rosie the Riveter had the corner on patriotism.…
Rank this Week: 228

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: 77

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
  • Aug 22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-21
    Thomson Reuters: we’ll take your articles if you don’t tell us not to http://t.co/V2KJoaP4uI -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-20 http://t.co/NdQjiX4lUh -> Computer and Internet Law Updates for…
  • Aug 21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-20
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-19: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-18: Computer a… http://t.co/kUwp4EJNVH -> Compendium, Third Edition | U.S. Copyright Office http://t.co/DZY5EdE4iw -> blogged:…
  • Aug 20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-19
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-18: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-17: Copyhype F… http://t.co/zaMX1d0e2V -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-18 http://t.co/7J3L0Ny8L7 -> Helena…
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Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Aug 22

    Barnes & Noble Browsewrap Terms of Use Get Torched

    Barnes & Noble Browsewrap Terms of Use Get Torched
    Barnes & Noble, a bookseller with both an online presence and brick and mortar stores, tried to unload discontinued Hewlett-Packard Touchpad tablet computers through its website.  Barnes & Noble underestimated the demand,…
  • Aug 14

    Alleged Infringing Downloaders Call Out Movie Owner's Infringing Activitie

    Alleged Infringing Downloaders Call Out Movie Owner's Infringing Activitie
    Riding Films, Inc. claims to own a copyright in the movie “Dawn Ride.”  Riding Films sued unnamed “John Doe” defendants in at least fifteen separate lawsuits throughout the country, alleging that the John Doe…
  • Aug 8

    License for Entire Term of Helga Hat Copyright Enforceable, For Now

    License for Entire Term of Helga Hat Copyright Enforceable, For Now
    This case involves the enforceability of a settlement agreement in a copyright infringement lawsuit.  David John registered a copyright for a Viking hat, aka a Helga hat.  MainGate, Inc. sold Minnesota Vikings wear, including…
Rank this Week: 999

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 370

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Aug 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/22/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/22/14
    Will Indie Film Survive? — Scott Timberg: “One of the casualties of our current cultural situation is the erosion of the middle — the middle class, the midlist author, the middlebrow, and the mid-budget film. Independent…
  • Aug 15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/15/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/15/14
    Special announcement: If you’re a recent law school grad in or interested in DC and copyright, the Copyright Alliance and the Copyright Office are both hiring. Info on the Copyright Alliance legal fellow position here; info on the…
  • Aug 8

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/08/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/08/14
    Plot thickens as 900 writers battle Amazon — “Some writers wholeheartedly supported the letter but were afraid to sign, Mr. Preston said. A few signed it and then backed out, citing the same reason… Mr. Preston’s…
Rank this Week: 653

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/
  • Aug 22

    Hottest trademark term in 2014? _____ STRONG

    Hottest trademark term in 2014? _____ STRONG
    Thus far in 2014, about 2/3 of the way through the year, the hottest term in trademarks continues to be STRONG.  Note that SELFIE and DRONE are also quite popular by my count. (I’m not away of an easy way to search the USPTO TESS…
  • Aug 20

    ABA-IPL Trademark Day: Behind the Scenes at the USPTO to be held on September 18th

    ABA-IPL Trademark Day: Behind the Scenes at the USPTO to be held on September 18th
    Many readers of this blog may be interested in an upcoming event: the second annual USPTO Trademark Day from the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law to be held September 18th,at the USPTO’s headquarters in Alexandria, VA. The…
  • Aug 18

    Foursquare’s new logo: Love it or leave it?

    Foursquare’s new logo: Love it or leave it?
    The online social media site Foursquare updated its logo recently. To understand the new logo, it is helpful to know that Foursquare users “check in” at locations. The new logo is great! Especially compared with the old logo. The…
Rank this Week: 989

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
Rank this Week: 2891

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 66

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    TTAB Affirms PTO Refusal: Specimens Fail to Show Use for Live Entertainment Service

    TTAB Affirms PTO Refusal: Specimens Fail to Show Use for Live Entertainment Service
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark FAB AGAIN for "entertainment in the nature of visual and audio performances, namely, musical band, rock group, gymnastic, dance, and ballet performances," on the ground that applicant failed…
  • Aug 21

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on this Section 2(d) Refusal of WINSTON CHURCHILL LANCASTER for Cigar

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on this Section 2(d) Refusal of WINSTON CHURCHILL LANCASTER for Cigar
    Applicant Randolph Leonard Spencer Churchill sought to register the mark shown below left, for cigarillos and cigars, but was refused registration in view of the registered mark shown below right, for chewing tobacco. On appeal, Applicant…
  • Aug 20

    TTAB Sustains Section 2(d) Opposition: VS vs. VS for Skin Moisturizer

    TTAB Sustains Section 2(d) Opposition: VS vs. VS for Skin Moisturizer
    The Board sustained an opposition to registration of the mark shown below left for various organic hair and skin care products, including skin moisturizers, finding it likely to cause confusion with the registered mark shown below right for…
Rank this Week: 206

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

Discusses entertainment and music law, trademark, copyrights, and intellectual property cases.

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • Aug 22

    Top 5 Instances When A Musician Should Hire a Music Lawyer

    Top 5 Instances When A Musician Should Hire a Music Lawyer
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Musicians have the unique opportunity to make a career creating great songs but those songs – and the musicians themselves – need to be protected…
  • Aug 20

    What is Copyright Protection All About?

    What is Copyright Protection All About?
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!These days, with such easy access to everything on the Internet—from movies to books to pictures—many people assume that creative works are free to…
  • Jul 8

    Hiring an Entertainment Attorney – Some Insider Tip

    Hiring an Entertainment Attorney – Some Insider Tip
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!If you find yourself needing an entertainment attorney to represent your creative business, these tips will come in handy. Finding the right lawyer and law…
Rank this Week: 4578

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 21

    Examination of Myriad-Mayo Guidance Comments -- AUTM, COGR, AAU, and APLU

    Examination of Myriad-Mayo Guidance Comments -- AUTM, COGR, AAU, and APLU
    By Donald Zuhn -- On March 4, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a guidance memorandum, entitled "Guidance For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, & Natural…
  • Aug 21

    Top NIH-funded U.S. Universities 2014

    Top NIH-funded U.S. Universities 2014
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- On Monday, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN) published a list of the Top 50 NIH-funded U.S. universities in fiscal year October 1st – September 30th. Geographically, California leads the list of most…
  • Aug 20

    Domestic Cat Genome Sequenced

    Domestic Cat Genome Sequenced
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Earlier this month, an international effort* led by Stephen J. O'Brien at the Oceanographic Center, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida reported the complete genomic sequencing of the domestic cat,…
Rank this Week: 152

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Vous êtes rentrés de vacances et la mer vous manque? Faites-vous installer cet appareil chez vous et entraînez-vous à surfer sur les vagues ! Brevet US5387159
  • Aug 18

    T2403/11 : un paramètre mal défini

    T2403/11 : un paramètre mal défini
    La composition pour enrobage d'aliments revendiquée avait une viscosité de 80-110 Pa.s à une température de 20°C. Pour déterminer si l'invention est suffisamment décrite, la Chambre utilise le…
  • Aug 13

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Le dispositif revendiqué sert à aider une personne à monter un escalier en le poussant. Brevet US535825
Rank this Week: 426

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
Rank this Week: 1172

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    CAFC explores double-patenting in Abbvie v. Kennedy Institute; Kennedy loses.

    CAFC explores double-patenting in Abbvie v. Kennedy Institute; Kennedy loses.
    In Abbvie v. Kennedy Institute;, Judge Dyk gives an expansive review of double-patenting.We now make explicit what was implicit in Gilead:the doctrine of obviousness-type double patenting contin-ues to apply where two patents that claim the…
  • Aug 20

    What is a reasonable interpretation of the teachings of the prior art?

    What is a reasonable interpretation of the teachings of the prior art?
    PatentDocs, in discussing the recent Apotex case on inequitable conduct, wroteThe opinion did draw an important distinction:To be clear, we agree with Apotex that Dr. Sherman had no duty to disclose his own suspicions or beliefs regarding the…
  • Aug 20

    Forbes criticizing Forbes on patents; one poseur dumping on another poseur?

    Forbes criticizing Forbes on patents; one poseur dumping on another poseur?
    A definition of a poseur is a person who pretends to be what he or she is not. Writers at Forbes pretend to be knowledgeable about patents. Criticizing an earlier Forbes piece [covered in IPBiz as Forbes dipping into yellow journalism on…
Rank this Week: 51

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/
  • Aug 21

    Facebook Under Fire Abroad

    Facebook Under Fire Abroad
    By Stephanie Olson Austrian law student Max Schrems sued Facebook Ireland on August 1 for violating EU privacy law, and 25,000 people have since been added to the suit. “[M]any people say finally someone is doing something in this…
  • Aug 12

    Angry Plaintiffs: Seattle Artist Sues “Angry Bird” Pet Toy Company

    Angry Plaintiffs: Seattle Artist Sues “Angry Bird” Pet Toy Company
    By Peter Montine Juli Adams, a Seattle artist, has sued The Hartz Mountain Corporation for violating its license to use her “Angry Birds” plush pet toy line. Adams created the toy line before the insanely popular video game of the…
  • Aug 5

    Google’s Alliance to Slay the Patent Troll

    Google’s Alliance to Slay the Patent Troll
    By Stephen Anson Patent trolls, also known as patent assertion entities (PAEs), have been threatening technology companies for years through patent infringement lawsuits, stifling innovation and profits alike. These PAEs acquire patents…
Rank this Week: 1921

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
  • Aug 21

    Five Judges speak with one voice on Australian Patent Law Construction and Fair Basis*

    Five Judges speak with one voice on Australian Patent Law Construction and Fair Basis*
    The Rosuvastatin case is that rare beast - a decision of a 5 member Full Bench of the Federal Court. It canvases many issues and, no doubt, we shall be picking over it for years to come. Susan Gatford, at the Victorian Bar, has kindly…
  • Aug 12

    Additional damages are procedural …

    Additional damages are procedural …
    Perram J has ruled that additional damages can be awarded for conduct occurring before the statutory power was inserted in the Trade Marks Act.
  • Aug 12

    The rosuvastatin patents are still invalid

    The rosuvastatin patents are still invalid
    The 5 member Full Bench of the Federal Court has dismissed AstraZeneca's appeal in the "rosuvastatin" case.
Rank this Week: 2078

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
  • Aug 21

    Coding with EFF

    Coding with EFF
    We at EFF are always excited to unveil new ways for our technically skilled community to help expand and defend our rights online. And time and again our members demonstrate an unbelievable drive and ability to take action in truly…
  • Aug 21

    MLDI and EFF Petition the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in the Case of Alaa Abd El Fattah

    MLDI and EFF Petition the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in the Case of Alaa Abd El Fattah
    Alaa Abd El Fattah is currently serving a fifteen-year prison sentence for spurious accusations made in connection with his longstanding and influential activism. The Egyptian blogger and activist, who was sentenced in June, has faced years…
  • Aug 21

    Cost of Defending Against A Troll Is More Than Just A Bridge Toll

    Cost of Defending Against A Troll Is More Than Just A Bridge Toll
    We recently wrote about the end of Adam Carolla’s high-profile patent battle with the troll Personal Audio. We had a guess as to why Carolla settled: patent litigation is expensive. Even Carolla, with the backing of numerous fans and…
Rank this Week: 2060

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
  • Aug 21

    Employee’s Snarky Facebook Post Lands Employer in Trouble Under the ADA

    Employee’s Snarky Facebook Post Lands Employer in Trouble Under the ADA
    In the last few years, we’ve seen how the private social media activity of employees can get employers in trouble for violating a variety of laws. The National Labor Relations Act. HIPAA. Title VII. Now you can add the Americans With…
  • May 19

    Section 230 of the CDA: An Employer’s New Friend?

    Section 230 of the CDA: An Employer’s New Friend?
    Employees can get carried away on social media. US Airways learned this the hard way when its employee responded to a customer complaint on Twitter with an obscene picture of a woman and a toy jet. An apology and deletion of the tweet…
  • May 8

    Oh Snap! Lessons From the Snapchat Settlement With the FTC

    Oh Snap! Lessons From the Snapchat Settlement With the FTC
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just announced that Snapchat agreed to settle charges that it deceived consumers about how its popular mobile message app worked and what personal data it collected from users. (Read the FTC’s press…
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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
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IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Aug 21

    How to Meet the Inequitable Conduct Standard after Therasense

    How to Meet the Inequitable Conduct Standard after Therasense
    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently clarified the standard necessary for holding a patent unenforceable for inequitable conduct relating to intentionally withheld references and misrepresentations of material information.…
  • Aug 14

    The Section 1447(d) Bar – State of Vermont v. MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC

    The Section 1447(d) Bar – State of Vermont v. MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC
    In a case of procedural jockeying, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in State of Vermont v. MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC, held that a “district court’s remand order dominate[d] any proceedings on th[e]…
  • Aug 12

    Be Careful Identifying Your Licensed Patents and Product

    Be Careful Identifying Your Licensed Patents and Product
    On Friday, the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Wi-LAN USA, Inc. v. Ericsson, Inc., which highlights the importance of using care when granting rights to or under patents. The interesting facts in this case resulted in two contradictory…
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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/
  • Aug 21

    Privacy law in the U.S. and Europe: University of Amsterdam Summer Course explores current issue

    Privacy law in the U.S. and Europe: University of Amsterdam Summer Course explores current issue
    By Dennis Hirsch On July 7-11, 2014, a group of 25 privacy lawyers met in a historic building overlooking the Keizersgracht, one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals, and spent five days learning about U.S. privacy law, European data…
  • Aug 15

    Ready. Set. Go. FTC patent troll study cleared for takeoff

    Ready. Set. Go. FTC patent troll study cleared for takeoff
    By Jay Levine Last week, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget approved the FTC’s request to study how patent assertion entities (PAEs or, less charitably, patent trolls) operate and to what extent they affect…
  • Aug 7

    Summer time, sand in our hair, gTLDs in the air

    Summer time, sand in our hair, gTLDs in the air
    By Melissa Barnett ICANN ended the month of July with a bang, clearing and delegating the following new gTLDs: .lgbt .lacaixa .spiegel .nra .ngo .krd .whoswho .auction .yandex .praxi .ong .williamhill .healthcare .realtor .top Sundown…
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Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Aug 21

    Lucky No. 13: New Jersey Becomes Newest State to ‘Ban the Box’

    Lucky No. 13: New Jersey Becomes Newest State to ‘Ban the Box’
    On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) signed “ban the box” legislation, making New Jersey the 13th state to adopt such a law. The law bars any employer with more than 15 employees over 20 calendar weeks from…
  • Aug 19

    High Profile Data Breaches Spur Legislative Action on Cyber Security

    High Profile Data Breaches Spur Legislative Action on Cyber Security
    What’s Making News? After a spate of high-profile data security breaches, many legislators, businesses, and consumers are asking what can be done to prevent such security lapses and who should be held responsible. The increased…
  • Aug 13

    Including Canada? Make Sure Your E-Mail Policies Cover Canada’s Newest Spam Law

    Including Canada? Make Sure Your E-Mail Policies Cover Canada’s Newest Spam Law
    What’s New? One of the world’s most consumer protective spam laws recently went into effect in Canada on July 1, 2014, and many companies operating outside of Canada are learning that the law also impacts them because of how…
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Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 21

    Accelerating ex parte PTAB Appeals: For a Fee

    Accelerating ex parte PTAB Appeals: For a Fee
    By Dennis Crouch The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is burdened with a statutory mandate to quickly reach final determination in its post-issuance review trials. To meet that requirement, the PTAB has put tremendous resources into its…
  • Aug 20

    Court Finds Patent Invalid; Then Orders Defendant to Stop Infringing

    Court Finds Patent Invalid; Then Orders Defendant to Stop Infringing
    By Dennis Crouch Following the Supreme Court’s equitable relief decision in eBay, many patentees have found it difficult to obtain injunctive relief to stop ongoing infringement – even after final judgment that the patent is both…
  • Aug 19

    Myriad Patents Now Challenged at the PTO

    Myriad Patents Now Challenged at the PTO
    Myriad v. Gene Dx, Inc. In 2013, the US Supreme Court invalidated Myriad’s patent claims covering isolated DNA coding for the cancer causing BRCA1/BRCA2 by ruling that those isolated genes were unpatentable products of nature. However,…
Rank this Week: 183

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 21

    3 Count: No Monkey Busine

    3 Count: No Monkey Busine
    U.S. Copyright Office weighs in on whether animals can hold copyright, RBS settles long-running software lawsuit and Shakira song ruled an infringement. The post 3 Count: No Monkey Business appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 20

    Law Firm Sues Getty Images Over Legal Threat

    Law Firm Sues Getty Images Over Legal Threat
    Getty Images is being sued by a law firm that says they were unfairly targeted for a a threat letter of an image that they didn't use and wasn't infringing. The post Law Firm Sues Getty Images Over Legal Threat appeared first on Plagiarism…
  • Aug 20

    3 Count: Courtroom Massacre

    3 Count: Courtroom Massacre
    Oregon judge orders several pirate sites off the Web, Kim Dotcom appeals order to reveal his fortune and Brian Jonestown Massacre guitarist loses big. The post 3 Count: Courtroom Massacre appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 192

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    PTAB interpretations of "integral" in various mechanical application

    PTAB interpretations of "integral" in various mechanical application
    Today's post will take a look at how the Board has interpreted the claim term "integral", and variations thereof, in a few different mechanical applications. In these decisions, the Board has read "integral" to be broader than unitary…
  • Jul 28

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals intended use

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals intended use
    Takeaway:Sometimes Examiners ignore claim language – give it no patentable weight – by characterizing a phrase as "intended use." However, not every verb phrase using "to" signals intended use. In many types of claims –…
  • Jul 25

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals ntended use

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals ntended use
    Takeaway:Sometimes Examiners ignore claim language – give it no patentable weight – by characterizing a phrase as "intended use." However, not every verb phrase using "to" signals intended use. In many types of claims –…
Rank this Week: 649

Jackson White Intellectual…

Jackson White Intellectual Property Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-ip-attorney/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Tesla Accused of Trademark Infringement in China

    Tesla Accused of Trademark Infringement in China
    The U.S. electric car company, Tesla Motors Inc., is facing trademark infringement allegations in China. This suit is bringing CEO Elon Musk’s hopes and ambitions of becoming the world’s largest auto market to a crashing halt.…
  • Aug 19

    Dark Horse May Not be “Perfect Storm” for Katy Perry

    Dark Horse May Not be “Perfect Storm” for Katy Perry
    Katy Perry is no new name to the top 10 music charts. In fact, she has topped the charts in nearly 20 countries for one song: Dark Horse. But could all the success of this song be stolen? According toThe post Dark Horse May Not be…
  • Aug 14

    Vine Caught in Fair Use Dispute over World Cup Clip

    Vine Caught in Fair Use Dispute over World Cup Clip
    While Vine might be the fastest way to split and share an online moment of the World Cup, it may also be the fastest way to earn a legal threat from individuals who own the rights to the soccer championshipThe post Vine Caught in Fair Use…
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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: 274

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/
  • Aug 21

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic
    Can the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) continue to prohibit member schools from offering direct compensation to student-athletes? The answer, at least for now, is a qualified “no.” On August 8, 2014,…
  • Aug 15

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy
    FI&C’s Scot Ganow talks with passive RFID expert James Lusk, with Odyssey RFID, to understand what RFID is, how it is being used (or could be used) and what its impact could be on privacy in today’s connected world.
  • Aug 14

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update
    In privacy litigation, the cornerstones of establishing a case rise and fall on two things. Harm. First, can the plaintiffs establish a claim by asserting they were harmed as a result of the defendant’s actions (or in many cases,…
Rank this Week: 1739

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
  • Aug 21

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic
    Can the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) continue to prohibit member schools from offering direct compensation to student-athletes? The answer, at least for now, is a qualified “no.” On August 8, 2014,…
  • Aug 15

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy
    FI&C’s Scot Ganow talks with passive RFID expert James Lusk, with Odyssey RFID, to understand what RFID is, how it is being used (or could be used) and what its impact could be on privacy in today’s connected world.
  • Aug 14

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update
    In privacy litigation, the cornerstones of establishing a case rise and fall on two things. Harm. First, can the plaintiffs establish a claim by asserting they were harmed as a result of the defendant’s actions (or in many cases,…
Rank this Week: 4180

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Aug 21

    Washington Brewers: When Can You Give Beer Away?

    Washington Brewers: When Can You Give Beer Away?
    Regulations ​aren’t fun to read. They’re cryptic. Often, it can seem like they were intentionally written to confuse you. Recently, we were reminded of that when we reviewed the Washington Liquor Control Board regs relating…
  • Aug 19

    Selling Your Beer at a Washington Farmers Market

    Selling Your Beer at a Washington Farmers Market
    Our new breweries often seek legal and business advice about ways to get brand exposure, while building a connection with their community. And, one question that comes up is whether it’s a good idea to sell or sample beer at a farmers…
  • Aug 14

    Beer Label Approval Process: TTB Employee Battle Martin Gets Some Headline Love

    Beer Label Approval Process: TTB Employee Battle Martin Gets Some Headline Love
    For those considering shipping beer across state lines, to do so lawfully, you’ll need a Certificate of Label Approval or a COLA for short. If you’re already distributing in another state, then you might have (though we hope you…
Rank this Week: 2375

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
  • Aug 21

    Apotex’s Drug Patent Found Unenforceable for Inequitable Conduct by Inventor

    Apotex’s Drug Patent Found Unenforceable for Inequitable Conduct by Inventor
    This is about a recent opinion by the patent appeals court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), on the issue of inequitable conduct. Apotex Inc. v. UCB Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014). As the facts were quite clear that…
  • Aug 15

    Use of Website, Trademarks and Social Media Not Enough for Non-Resident Defendant to be Haled into Court

    Use of Website, Trademarks and Social Media Not Enough for Non-Resident Defendant to be Haled into Court
    This decision is interesting because it shows how the law struggles to keep pace with business and advertising on the internet and using social media. Telemedicine Sol’ns LLC v. Woundright Techs, LLC (N.D. Ill. Mar. 14 2014). Plaintiff…
  • Aug 7

    “Disavowal of Claim Scope” Found by the CAFC

    “Disavowal of Claim Scope” Found by the CAFC
    This opinion by the patent appeals court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), reached the interesting conclusion that the specification contained such strong language that broad “electrode” claim terms were…
Rank this Week: 4217

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/
  • Aug 21

    Can't Put on Show Without Finding EIN!

    Can't Put on Show Without Finding EIN!
    Dear Rich: Our local community college wants to put on a musical. The rights are controlled by a New York based company that refuses to furnish a Tax I.D. Our institution is prohibited from paying without that Tax ID. This question takes us a…
  • Aug 20

    Can I Sell Dolls Made From Pattern

    Can I Sell Dolls Made From Pattern
    Dear Rich: I recently bought a crochet book about making dolls. I was just wondering, if I make the dolls from the book and sell it, is that illegal? I see it as having paid for the rights to use the book but I don't know if it really works…
  • Aug 19

    Life After Reversion: Who Gives Permission?

    Life After Reversion: Who Gives Permission?
    Dear Rich: I want to reuse a table or image from the second edition of a book. Copyright for the fourth edition of that same book has been transferred back to the author by the publisher. Would I go to the publisher or the author for the…
Rank this Week: 515