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The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 384

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    Food Truck Trademark

    Food Truck Trademark
    Food truck trademarks are great examples of unique branding. Food truck owners must be careful in selecting and using their names, logos, slogans, and paint carefully to create and protect value for the business.
  • Apr 6

    What is a Notice of Allowance in a Patent Application?

    What is a Notice of Allowance in a Patent Application?
    A notice of allowance indicates the claims of a patent are allowable and ready to issue in a patent grant.
  • Mar 13

    Top Reasons a Patent Application Gets Rejected

    Top Reasons a Patent Application Gets Rejected
    Patent applications are frequently rejected for a few main reasons: novelty, obviousness, or issues with the specification or drawings.
Rank this Week: 823

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 739

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 89

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

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

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Apr 24

    EFF Asks Appeals Court to Break Through Five-Year Logjam in Megaupload Case

    EFF Asks Appeals Court to Break Through Five-Year Logjam in Megaupload Case
    Lawful Users Still Waiting for Return of Files After Government SeizureSan Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), on behalf of its client Kyle Goodwin, is asking a federal appeals court to break through the five-year logjam in…
  • Apr 24

    Access Now and EFF Condemn the Arrest of Tor Node Operator Dmitry Bogatov in Russia

    Access Now and EFF Condemn the Arrest of Tor Node Operator Dmitry Bogatov in Russia
    This post was written in collaboration with Amie Stepanovich at Access Now. On April 6, Russian math instructor Dmitry Bogatov was arrested in Moscow and charged with “preparing to organize mass disorder” and making “public…
  • Apr 24

    Adobe Puts an End to Indefinite Gag Order

    Adobe Puts an End to Indefinite Gag Order
    In a newly unsealed case [.pdf], a Los Angeles federal court ruled that Adobe could not be indefinitely gagged about a search warrant ordering it to turn over the contents of a customer account. This is important work by Adobe. Gag…
Rank this Week: 1866

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • Apr 24

    Nanotecnología en la mesa

    Nanotecnología en la mesa
    Por Montserrat Muñoz Guadalajara, Jalisco.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Áreas como la medicina, biología, ingeniería e informática se benefician del uso de nanotecnología, en aplicaciones que…
  • Apr 24

    Inteligencia artificial para vehículos autónomos en el INAOE

    Inteligencia artificial para vehículos autónomos en el INAOE
    Por Dalia Patiño González Tonantzintla, Puebla.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- La expectativa de que en unos cuantos años se pueda tener el primer vehículo genuinamente autónomo cada vez está…
  • Apr 24

    Diseñan método para detección temprana de cáncer de mama

    Diseñan método para detección temprana de cáncer de mama
    Por Dioreleytte Valis Xalapa, Veracruz. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Investigadores de la Universidad Veracruzana (UV) desarrollaron un proceso para el análisis de imágenes de Western blot para detectar atributos…
Rank this Week: 587

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Apr 24

    Introducing our New Guest Blogger

    Introducing our New Guest Blogger
    David LiaoWe are delighted to announce that David Liao and Tibbie McIntyrehave joined our team as guest bloggers. Tibbie McIntyreOur readers have already had the opportunity to read their posts, as David and Tibbie have been interningwith us…
  • Apr 24

    Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf applies CJEU Mc Fadden decision

    Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf applies CJEU Mc Fadden decision
    1709 Blog readers will recall that last September the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its decision in the important Mc Fadden case [here and here], a reference for a preliminary ruling…
  • Apr 23

    CopyKat - April

    CopyKat - April
    Beyoncé attempts to “kick out” infringement claimAs previously covered in the CopyKat here, a copyright infringement claim has been made against Beyoncé for samples taken from Messy Mya (Anthony Barré)…
Rank this Week: 1192

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Here’s to Calling the Kettle, Brand Too?

    Here’s to Calling the Kettle, Brand Too?
    The teapot read my post from last week and is not only calling the kettle black, but brand too: So, we’ll have to see whether saying it’s so makes it so, after we stir the pot a bit, of course. Like the previous Virginia Brand ham…
  • Apr 21

    Blizzard v. Bossland: Game Over for Video Game Botting?

    Blizzard v. Bossland: Game Over for Video Game Botting?
    I’m a rules follower. Going back to the days of the Game Genie—a device that allowed gamers to play Super Mario Bros. with infinite lives or the Legend of Zelda with infinite bombs—I have always preferred the satisfaction of…
  • Apr 20

    While the Slants are in the Spotlight, Chief Wahoo is on Deck

    While the Slants are in the Spotlight, Chief Wahoo is on Deck
    Throughout the past decade, attorneys, judges, plaintiffs, and defendants have invested thousands of hours in the fight over offensive trademarks. Most of the public is aware of the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins, who…
Rank this Week: 29

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: 81

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Apr 24

    Federal Circuit rejects Google’s petition for rehearing

    Federal Circuit rejects Google’s petition for rehearing
    On April 4, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a brief order denying panel rehearing and denying rehearing en banc in Unwired Planet, LLC v. Google, Inc. Google filed a petition for both panel rehearing…
  • Mar 27

    Does the USPTO paying for shared services violate the AIA?

    Does the USPTO paying for shared services violate the AIA?
    During the August 20, 2015, Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) meeting, USPTO Director Michelle Lee first announced what was known as the shared services initiative. Today, “shared services” has been…
  • Mar 24

    CAFC transfers case from Eastern Texas to Northern California

    CAFC transfers case from Eastern Texas to Northern California
    On Thursday, February 23, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit granted a mandamus petition filed by Google, and ordered a Texas federal court to transfer a patent infringement case to a federal court that covers…
Rank this Week: 4446

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Bogus claims of patent abuse must be ignored

    Bogus claims of patent abuse must be ignored
    On April 20, 2017, a group of auto and technology companies sent a letter to President Trump urging him to direct the Federal Trade Commission and other U.S. agencies to do something "to address patent abuse involving standardized…
  • Apr 24

    From filing to challenge, modern patent practice is all about prior art

    From filing to challenge, modern patent practice is all about prior art
    The patent process can be expensive, so the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of money preparing and filing an application when there is easy to find knock-out prior art that will prevent a patent, or at the very least make any patent…
  • Apr 24

    Fixing America’s Patent System is the Best Strategy to Jump-Start our Stalled Economy

    Fixing America’s Patent System is the Best Strategy to Jump-Start our Stalled Economy
    Fixing America’s patent system is necessary for meaningful economic growth for America’s workers and America’s global competiveness over countries like China. Not surprisingly, Judge Michel thinks that “[w]hile…
Rank this Week: 380

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: 579

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Reading list: empirical evidence about FTC's substantiation standard

    Reading list: empirical evidence about FTC's substantiation standard
    Sungho Cho &Yongjae Kim, Empirical Rationalization of Prior Substantiation Doctrine: Federal Trade Commission v. Reebok & Sketchers, 29 Loy. Consumer L. Rev. 55 (2016) (not apparently available online—update that website, Loyola…
  • Apr 24

    TM/(c) questions of the day

    TM/(c) questions of the day
    Which, if any, raise any TM or copyright concerns?matchboxes with book covers"phone app sticky notes"Scented erasers with possibly recognizable trade dresseshttp://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Apr 24

    Dastar bars TM claim based on unlicensed copying of footage

    Dastar bars TM claim based on unlicensed copying of footage
    Fioranelli v. CBS Broadcasting Inc., No. 15-CV-952, 2017 WL 1400119, -- F. Supp. 3d – (S.D.N.Y.  Jan. 19, 2017)Fioranelli, a photojournalist who was one of four reporters allowed to enter the World Trade Center site on September…
Rank this Week: 591

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 24

    Off the Wall

    Off the Wall
    By Danielle Ollero Grafitti is often considered a form of vandalism, or a criminal act. However, at the 5Pointz building in Queens New York, it is the white washers who are being called vandals. Jerry Wolkoff purchased the warehouse building…
  • Apr 21

    Let’s Fight Nazi

    Let’s Fight Nazi
    By Jessy R. Nations Dear Internet, I hope you’re happy. Just look what you did. You went and made Nazis again. Seriously, what were you thinking? It’s 2017 for crying out loud. I thought we all decided Nazis were bad like 50 years…
  • Apr 19

    Virtual Shareholders’ Meetings: Yay or Nay?

    Virtual Shareholders’ Meetings: Yay or Nay?
    By Alex Bullock Next month, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will hold their annual shareholders’ meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders’ meeting is a spectacle unlike any other, bringing investors from…
Rank this Week: 2200

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 112

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: 114

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Apr 24

    “Exemplary Embodiments” as Boiler Plate

    “Exemplary Embodiments” as Boiler Plate
    Skedco v. Strategic Operations (StOps) (Fed. Cir. 2017) The district court sided with the accused-infringer StOps – finding (on summary judgment) no-infringement of Skedco’s exclusively licensed U.S. Patent No.…
  • Apr 20

    Answering the Call — Pro Se Assistance at the USPTO

    Answering the Call — Pro Se Assistance at the USPTO
    Guest post by Kathy Matecki, Director of USPTO’s Technical Center 3600 Independent inventors and small business owners have a long tradition of creating innovative products and opening up new sectors of the American marketplace. Some of…
  • Apr 20

    Prof Patterson: Teasing Through a Single FRAND Rate

    Prof Patterson: Teasing Through a Single FRAND Rate
    Guest Post by Prof. Mark R. Patterson, Fordham Law Last week Professor Jorge Contreras provided here an excellent summary of the April 5 decision of Mr. Justice Birss of the UK’s High Court of Justice in Unwired Planet International…
Rank this Week: 113

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

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

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill

    Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill
    Houses of Parliament Source Wikipedia Jane Lambert The action arising from groundless threats has been one of the most perplexing features of our intellectual property law both for foreign owners of IPR in this country…
  • Apr 18

    General Civil Restraint Orders in IPEC - Perry v Brundle

    General Civil Restraint Orders in IPEC - Perry v Brundle
    Royal Courts of Justice Photo Michael ReeveCreative Commons Licence Jane Lambert Perry v F H Brundle and Others [2017] EWHC 678 (IPEC) (30 March 2017) Para 1 of the Part 3C Practice Direction, which is made…
  • Apr 13

    Court of Appeal upholds Birss J in Unwired Planet v Huawei

    Court of Appeal upholds Birss J in Unwired Planet v Huawei
    Jane Lambert Court of Appeal Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 266 (12 April 2017) Lords Justices Gross and Floyd and Mr Justice Arnold  In Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei…
Rank this Week: 1291

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

Covers issues pertaining to trademarks, copyrights, patents and starting a business. By Shannon Moore.

http://tmexpress.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Trademark 101: What is a Trademark?

    Trademark 101: What is a Trademark?
    SourceWelcome to the first day of class! Before we get into the nitty gritty of trademarks, let’s go back to the beginning. And the beginning of the beginning is defining what a trademark is and what a trademark is not.Here’s what…
  • Apr 23

    And we're back!

    And we're back!
    SourceHello there readers!The blog has been on a bit of a hiatus as we revamped our site (check it out - nice, eh?) and while I specifically re-focused my day-to-day activities.But, I'm back and am here to talk trademark and answer any…
  • Jul 16

    $50 Discount: Ends Wednesday, July 20th - Mention the Blog When Ordering

    $50 Discount: Ends Wednesday, July 20th - Mention the Blog When Ordering
    $50 DISCOUNT!Exclusively for youComprehensive Research & Analysis: Federal/State Trademark & Common-LawFederal Trademark ApplicationOrder by Wednesday, July 20! 800-776-0530So, you finally settled on the perfect name for your product…
Rank this Week: 1463

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 401

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Apr 24

    Body Painter, Natalie Fletcher, Discusses her ‘Bodies Across America” Project

    Body Painter, Natalie Fletcher, Discusses her ‘Bodies Across America” Project
    Body artist Natalie Fletcher blurs the line between landscape and portrait painting: using living, breathing canvases, she blends the human body seamlessly into its surroundings. In an exclusive interview with Creative Arts Advocate, she…
  • Apr 5

    2017 Film Festival Schedule

    2017 Film Festival Schedule
    The film festival circuit is a crucial way for independent filmmakers to have their voices heard. Festivals can be a few days long or spread out over a week, and frequently feature musical performances, art installations, and other events, in…
  • Mar 30

    Can the Practice of Yoga be Protected by Copyright Law?

    Can the Practice of Yoga be Protected by Copyright Law?
    Yoga. We’ve all tried it to help our aching backs or ease our nagging anxieties. In fact, over 30 million Americans practice yoga, with countless studios across the nation (surprisingly, Alaska has the most studios per capita). The…
Rank this Week: 1214

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Apr 24

    Unicorns aren’t just for blended coffee beverages (aka Frappuccino®): fun unicorn trademarks from the USPTO

    Unicorns aren’t just for blended coffee beverages (aka Frappuccino®): fun unicorn trademarks from the USPTO
    The “Unicorn Frappuccino” has received a lot of (mostly negative) media attention in the last week. It was perhaps a good idea gone wrong. While Starbucks did not apply to register the beverage name with the USPTO, there are many…
  • Apr 21

    Save the Date: Meet the Bloggers XIII – Monday May 22nd in Barcelona

    Save the Date: Meet the Bloggers XIII – Monday May 22nd in Barcelona
    The thirteenth annual Meet the Bloggers event will be held once again this year at the annual conference of INTA in Barcelona, Spain. All blog readers are invited to join us for the fun.  Please RSVP here so that we know to…
  • Apr 20

    USPTO trademark filings in 1st quarter of 2017 up nearly 4%

    USPTO trademark filings in 1st quarter of 2017 up nearly 4%
    The volume of trademark application filings at the USPTO continues to rise steadily. Filings in the first 3 months of 2016 are up at least 3% over the same time period from last year. First 3 months of 2017: 102,146 new applications filed…
Rank this Week: 4841

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 24

    3 Count: Lost in Translation

    3 Count: Lost in Translation
    Abbott and Costello heirs petition Supreme Court in case over Who's on First, fansubs ruled illegal in the Netherlands and John Deere takes DMCA spotlight. The post 3 Count: Lost in Translation appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 20

    3 Count: Imperfect 10

    3 Count: Imperfect 10
    Tech organizations file petition in support of Giganews in case against Perfect 10, McDonalds threatened over use of street art and two arrested for camming. The post 3 Count: Imperfect 10 appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 19

    How LiveJournal Could Change DMCA Safe Harbor

    How LiveJournal Could Change DMCA Safe Harbor
    LiveJournal is the center of a DMCA safe harbor case that could radically change how communities and sites monitor and remove infringing content. The post How LiveJournal Could Change DMCA Safe Harbor appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 160

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    TTAB Reverses False Association Refusal of ME AND THE MOUSE TRAVEL & Design

    TTAB Reverses False Association Refusal of ME AND THE MOUSE TRAVEL & Design
    The Board reversed a Section 2(a) refusal of the mark shown below for travel agency services, rejecting the USPTO's contention that the mark includes matter that falsely suggests an association with Disney Enterprises, Inc. The evidence…
  • Apr 21

    TTABlog Webcast: California Bar IP Section - May 2nd Noon PDT: "TTAB Year in Review"

    TTABlog Webcast: California Bar IP Section - May 2nd Noon PDT: "TTAB Year in Review"
    Yours truly, the TTABlogger - who some say has a face for radio and a voice for blogging - will nonetheless present a webinar on Tuesday, May 2nd at 12 Noon Pacific Daylight Time, sponsored by the Intellectual Property Section of the…
  • Apr 21

    TTAB Test: Are Sauces and Spice Rubs Related to Beer and Bakery Goods?

    TTAB Test: Are Sauces and Spice Rubs Related to Beer and Bakery Goods?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark SOUTHERN GIRLS GOURMET SAUCES for "sauces; spice rubs" [GOURMET SAUCES disclaimed), finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the mark SOUTHERN GIRL registered by one owner for beer and by…
Rank this Week: 141

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Apr 24

    Foreign Defendant’s Unknown Address Allows Alternative Service Instead of Hague Convention

    Foreign Defendant’s Unknown Address Allows Alternative Service Instead of Hague Convention
    Levi Strauss & Co. v. Zhejiang Weidu Garment Co., Ltd., No. 16 C 7824, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 17, 2016) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur denied defendant yogee-mall’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2)&(5) motion to dismiss in this…
  • Apr 21

    CLE: Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law

    CLE: Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law
    On Friday, May 5, 2017, from 8:15 am – 1:30 pm, John Marshall is hosting its 8th annual Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law seminar.  In addition to providing ethics credit, the program is top-notch, including:…
  • Apr 19

    Twombly / Iqbal Requires Factual Allegations Beyond Reciting Patent Claim Element

    Twombly / Iqbal Requires Factual Allegations Beyond Reciting Patent Claim Element
    Atlas IP, LLC v. City of Naperville, No. 15 C 10744, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jul. 19, 2016) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman granted defendant Naperville’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim pursuant to…
Rank this Week: 413

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 24

    A Well-Pleaded Argument

    A Well-Pleaded Argument
    Lonny Hoffman, Plausible Theory, Implausible Conclusions, 83 U. Chicago L. Rev. Online 143 (2016).Elizabeth G. ThornburgI should start by putting my own bias on the table: I think the changes to pleading standards brought about by Twombly and…
  • Apr 21

    Make America Troll Again

    Make America Troll Again
    Whitney Phillips, This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture (2016).James GrimmelmannThere is a theory that Donald Trump does not exist, and that the fictional character of…
  • Apr 20

    “If you count it, it will count:” From Directives to Reports Refined

    “If you count it, it will count:” From Directives to Reports Refined
    Oren Perez, The Green Economy Paradox: A Critical Inquiry into Sustainability Indexes, 17 Minn. J. L. Sci. & Tech 153 (2016).Robert RosenStudents of organizations know that numbers can drive action and uncounted outcomes can get lost…
Rank this Week: 155

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
Rank this Week: 381

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Apr 23

    South Africa's ASA on the precipice

    South Africa's ASA on the precipice
    Unless South Africa's Advertising Standards Authority receive $680 000 in funding before the end of the month, an application will be launched to liquidate the non-profit which will likely see the collapse of the self regulated body, and…
  • Apr 23

    The Indie film industry: still looking for its long tail

    The Indie film industry: still looking for its long tail
    What happened to the idea of the "long tail", as popularized by Chris Anderson over a decade ago? The very fact that this blogger feels the need to revisit the notion suggests the extent to which it has fallen into disfavor. In brief,…
  • Apr 20

    EMW Law Firm Releases Information on Fintech Patenting

    EMW Law Firm Releases Information on Fintech Patenting
    The EMW Law Firm has released some information concerning Fintech patenting trends.  EMW states: The number of ‘fintech patents’ filed worldwide is continuing to rise sharply, reaching 9,545 in 2016*, up 6% from 9,045 filed…
Rank this Week: 467

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Apr 23

    Ali v. Carnegie Institution of Washington (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    Ali v. Carnegie Institution of Washington (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- It has been the experience of more than a few first-year law students taking Civil Procedure I that the only correct answer to a complex procedural problem is that there is no way for a plaintiff to bring suit. The…
  • Apr 23

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    April 25, 2017 - "Having Your AIA Cake and Eating It Too: Recent Decisions Addressing the Scope of AIA Estoppel" (Federal Circuit Bar Association) - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET) April 26, 2017 - Post-argument discussion on Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen…
  • Apr 22

    ACI Post-Grant PTO Proceedings Conference

    ACI Post-Grant PTO Proceedings Conference
    American Conference Institute (ACI) will be holding is 3rd Annual Post-Grant PTO Proceedings Conference on May 10-11, 2017 in New York, NY. ACI faculty will help attendees: • Evaluate the pros and cons of making a motion to amend claims…
Rank this Week: 150

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
  • Apr 23

    Software’s Capability to Infringe Is Not Patent Infringement

    Software’s Capability to Infringe Is Not Patent Infringement
    A claim for direct patent infringement could not be sustained where Microsoft software, even under the plaintiff’s theory of infringement, would have required additional user configuration before all claim elements were met. …
  • Apr 21

    Broad Estoppel for IPR Petitioner Asserting Prior Art in District Court

    Broad Estoppel for IPR Petitioner Asserting Prior Art in District Court
    Uncertainty over IPR estoppel continues. In Douglas Dynamics, LLC v. Meyer Products LLC, the Western District of Wisconsin recently ruled that grounds of invalidity left out of a petition for inter partes review are estopped and cannot be…
  • Apr 20

    CAFC: Handling Search Queries Is Not Patent-Eligible

    CAFC: Handling Search Queries Is Not Patent-Eligible
    A Federal Circuit Panel needed little analysis to determine that retrieving and displaying information is not patent-eligible subject matter, and affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a suit alleging infringement of claims of three…
Rank this Week: 601

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Ingénieur Brevets spécialisé dans le domaine des sciences du vivant (H/F) – Lieu LYON - CDI EGYP LYON recherche un(e) ingénieur(e) Brevets titulaire d’un diplôme d’ingénieur ou…
  • Apr 23

    Offre de stage

    Offre de stage
    OFFRE DE STAGE D’INGENIEUR BREVETS Recruteur :  La Société d'Accélération du Transfert de Technologies de l’Arc méditerranéen en Occitanie (Satt AxLR), créée en…
  • Apr 20

    T1825/13 : interprétation holistique

    T1825/13 : interprétation holistique
    Un lecteur me signale cette intéressante décision, qu'il en soit remercié! Le brevet avait pour objet un dispositif de contrôle de la qualité d'impression (QPCA) d'une imprimante. Lors de l'examen…
Rank this Week: 4071

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Was the CRISPR interference outcome foreseeable?

    Was the CRISPR interference outcome foreseeable?
    A comment about the CRISPR patent interference battle appeared on Patent Docs on 20 April 2017: The decisive lack of "Reasonable Expectation of Success" finding whereby inventive skill would have been required to transition the disclosed…
  • Apr 22

    Mixed result in IPR v. ZTE

    Mixed result in IPR v. ZTE
    Of interest in the ZTE case:Ourreview under the APA is subject to a harmless-error ruleby virtue of the directive of 5 U.S.C. § 706 that “dueaccount shall be taken of the rule of prejudicial error.”See Shinseki v. Sanders,…
  • Apr 22

    Paice loses appeal at CAFC of IPR decision in Ford case involving hybrid vehicle

    Paice loses appeal at CAFC of IPR decision in Ford case involving hybrid vehicle
    Paice loses the appeal to the CAFC of IPR2014-00570.Seehttp://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/16-1411.Opinion.4-19-2017.1.PDF
Rank this Week: 70

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Apr 23

    Industry group: ‘Unified Patent Court hands patent trolls a powerful weapon’

    Industry group: ‘Unified Patent Court hands patent trolls a powerful weapon’
    Activities of Patent assertion entities (PAEs) in Europe are increasing dramatically and are encouraged by the Rules of Procedure of the upcoming Unified Patent Court, especially the possibility to obtain an EU wide injunction. This is argued…
  • Apr 22

    Litigation in Germany – A Troll’s Paradise?

    Litigation in Germany – A Troll’s Paradise?
    In Germany, the winning party is able to recover a significant amount of its costs from the losing party. This cost reimbursement, which is based on a statutory fee schedule, depends on the value of the case. The amount of recoverable fees…
  • Apr 21

    Fordham Conference Day 1

    Fordham Conference Day 1
    The Fordham IP Conference in New York is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. As the conference heads into its second quarter-century, the programme and faculty are as impressive as ever. It remains a magnet for key opinion leaders…
Rank this Week: 285

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Apr 22

    Illegal Failure of German Renewable Policy

    Illegal Failure of German Renewable Policy
    The German Renewable Energy Industry Association (Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie e.V.) just published a paper showing that Germany will be one of only five EU Member States failing to achieve their renewable energy share required by the EU…
  • Apr 22

    Time for Fossil Fuel Feed-in Tariff

    Time for Fossil Fuel Feed-in Tariff
    Joe Romm explains that solar and wind now are beating fossil fuel power generation on price without any subsidies, citing recent reports by the UN and Bloomberg. That’s not surprising to anyone who paid attention. Kees van der Leun…
  • Apr 22

    Stronger Oil Cartels Needed Now

    Stronger Oil Cartels Needed Now
    Jillian Ambrose explains in this Telegraph article several reasons given by Oxford Professor Dieter Helm why oil prices are expected to stay low. Helm is quoted with this statement: As prices come down you’d expect producers to supply…
Rank this Week: 1318

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 3612

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Apr 22

    Accessing Former Employer’s Google Account May Violate CFAA

    Accessing Former Employer’s Google Account May Violate CFAA
    Suppose your employer asks you to create a Google account for the company. So you do. You set up everything yourself: Google Drive, Google+, Gmail–the works. You even set the password to your dog’s name. All of Google’s…
  • Mar 9

    Hypothetical Overbreadth May Invalidate Noncompete

    Hypothetical Overbreadth May Invalidate Noncompete
    The “janitor test” isn’t the only hypothetical scenario that, when applied to a non-compete agreement governed by Virginia law, can render the contract unenforceable. In NVR, Inc. v. David Nelson, the federal court in…
  • Feb 6

    Public Disclosure of Discovery

    Public Disclosure of Discovery
    If you look up “deposition” on YouTube, you’ll likely find over 200,000 videos to choose from. Many include graphics and commentary that the uploader added after the deposition was taken, usually with the aim of mocking the…
Rank this Week: 1393

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Apr 22

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017 (Updated)

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017 (Updated)
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
  • Feb 4

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (revised)

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (revised)
    Every state but Massachusetts and New York has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (the UTSA) in one form or another – though some may quibble with whether Alabama or North Carolina actually adopted it. (The Uniform Law…
  • Feb 4

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated Today)

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated Today)
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated to reflect a few developments and to make a few tweaks since the last draft. Most significantly, Georgia surprised many (me included) with its decision that the 2011…
Rank this Week: 727

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Apr 22

    NAFDAC Alerts Public of Recall of Hydrocortisone 100MG/1 ML Solution

    NAFDAC Alerts Public of Recall of Hydrocortisone 100MG/1 ML Solution
    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is alerting the Nigerian public about the recall of a batch of Hydrocortisone injection as a precaution following the receipt of a number of [...] The post NAFDAC…
  • Apr 15

    How to Register a Trademark in the U.S.

    How to Register a Trademark in the U.S.
    In the U.S., registering your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) allows you to enjoy federal law protection for your brand. 1. What types of trademark applications may be filed in [...] The post How to…
  • Apr 10

    Facebook’s Oculus Sued Over Virtual Reality Patent

    Facebook’s Oculus Sued Over Virtual Reality Patent
    Just two months after the $500 million verdict against Oculus VR LLC, a California-based technology licensing company, Techno View IP, has filed a suit against Oculus, Facebook’s virtual reality subsidiary, alleging patent…
Rank this Week: 1837

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

Focuses on sharing news, information and resources about copyright and trademark law, privacy and security issues, contracts, including Terms of Use and license agreements, as well as caselaw, law suits and new legislation that could impact IP laws in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
  • Apr 22

    ashleynef: simaethae: so on the subject of stolen property, i’ve seen various arguments on this...

    ashleynef: simaethae: so on the subject of stolen property, i’ve seen various arguments on this...
    ashleynef: simaethae: so on the subject of stolen property, i’ve seen various arguments on this point but it is in fact true that inheriting something from a relative, when you know full well that it was stolen, does not make it…
  • Apr 1

    pollydoodles: howdidthisevenhappenanyway: darlinghogwarts: darlinghogwarts: what if elle woods...

    pollydoodles: howdidthisevenhappenanyway: darlinghogwarts: darlinghogwarts: what if elle woods...
    pollydoodles: howdidthisevenhappenanyway: darlinghogwarts: darlinghogwarts: what if elle woods from legally blonde had been harry’s lawyer during his hearing in the order of the phoenix elle woods: [looks at umbridge]elle woods: I…
  • Mar 29

    Take the Fansplaining Definitions Survey

    Take the Fansplaining Definitions Survey
    Take the Fansplaining Definitions Survey: If you have filled out the new survey from @fansplaining, please do! This survey is meant to help us come to a collective definition of what “fanfiction” means. It’s also going to…
Rank this Week: 1753

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
Rank this Week: 1854

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Apr 21

    TWiL 383: Bunch of Bull

    TWiL 383: Bunch of Bull
    Is the girl on wall street a derivative work of the bull? Join Mike Keys, Denise Howell, Evan Brown, and Matthew Curtis discuss the latest developments in technology law. What does it take to file for a declaratory judgment? Does the taking…
  • Apr 7

    TWiL 382: European or 12-Year Old?

    TWiL 382: European or 12-Year Old?
    What's the difference between anonymity and privacy? Denise Howell, Mike Keyes, Tanya Forsheit, and Matt Curtis discuss the potential implications of European privacy laws for U.S. citizens and corporations. James Comey's Twittersphere…
  • Mar 31

    TWiL 381: We Want to Believe

    TWiL 381: We Want to Believe
    How do you protect your privacy when Congress will not? Denise Howell, Bob Cattanach, Josh Gilliand, and Matt Curtis discuss the implications of S.J.Res.34 and what to expect from your ISP. If absolute privacy is not real, are back doors…
Rank this Week: 322

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    The FCC Announces Two Rules of Interest to NCE Station

    The FCC Announces Two Rules of Interest to NCE Station
    On April 20, 2017, the FCC announced two new developments for NCE stations. First, the FCC stated that it will no longer require the officers and board members of NCE stations to obtain FCC registration numbers (“FRNs”), a…
  • Apr 20

    What Happens in Vegas in April…We’ll Tell You About in May

    What Happens in Vegas in April…We’ll Tell You About in May
    Regular readers of our “Memorandum to Clients” publication are an astute and well-read bunch (probably because they read the “MTC”). So we’re guessing that  you are generally aware of our usual publication…
  • Apr 20

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline
    Do you know what FCC filing deadlines are coming up in early May through early June?  We do.  Note our list is not comprehensive, and other proceedings may apply to you.  Please do not hesitate to contact FHH if you have any…
Rank this Week: 2317

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
  • Mar 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
  • Feb 28

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"
    The choice between rules and standards in lawmaking is a central question. But the line between the two forms is not as clear as most scholars presume. This talk argues that the lack of a coherent unifying principle in the…
Rank this Week: 125

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
  • Apr 21

    Auction House Accused of Scraping Competitor’s Web Listing

    Auction House Accused of Scraping Competitor’s Web Listing
    Screen scraping is a problem that has vexed website owners since the early days of e-commerce – how to make valuable content available to users and customers, but prevent competitors from accessing such content for commercial…
  • Apr 20

    Arizona Passes Groundbreaking Blockchain and Smart Contract Law – State Blockchain Laws on the Rise

    Arizona Passes Groundbreaking Blockchain and Smart Contract Law – State Blockchain Laws on the Rise
    The blockchain or “distributed ledger network” was originally conceived as the peer-to-peer technology platform that allows for the transfer of Bitcoin without the need for a trusted intermediary.  However, the blockchain…
  • Apr 17

    Craigslist Garners $60 Million Judgment against Radpad in Scraping Dispute

    Craigslist Garners $60 Million Judgment against Radpad in Scraping Dispute
    For years, craigslist has aggressively used technological and legal methods to prevent unauthorized parties from violating its terms of use by scraping, linking to or accessing user postings for their own commercial purposes.  In its…
Rank this Week: 2470

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Apr 21

    Ask Dr. Copyright — He tackles the Basics!

    Ask Dr. Copyright — He tackles the Basics!
    Dear Doc: You often write complicated articles about interesting and esoteric matters of intellectual property law. How about something at a more basic level that I can share with my children to help them understand what copyright is all…
  • Apr 14

    Breaking News: Ghostbusters Prevails Over Day of the Dead

    Breaking News: Ghostbusters Prevails Over Day of the Dead
    Late Breaking News: Ghostbusters Prevails Over Day of the Dead After Initial Defeat     If you’re a vodka connoisseur, you probably know that Dan Aykroyd of Saturday Night Live, the Blues Brothers, and Ghostbusters fame…
  • Apr 7

    When is a Defense not a Defense?

    When is a Defense not a Defense?
    Now For a Riddle: When is a Defense not a Defense?… (Pause for effect)… Answer – When the Supreme Court says it’s not. Not so many years ago, patents were very powerful.  A patent owner was entitled to a court…
Rank this Week: 800