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Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers copyright and intellectual property law. By the Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC.

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Jan 24

    Congratulations to the Winners of the SearchMyImages.com Packages!

    Congratulations to the Winners of the SearchMyImages.com Packages!
    Congratulations to the Photo Attorney® blog readers who won free packages from Search My Images: 1st Place – Kalliope Amorphous 2nd Place – Ron Schmidt 3rd Place – David Oppenheimer Thanks…
  • Jan 22

    Save that Infringement Evidence Now!

    Save that Infringement Evidence Now!
    Once an infringer realizes that you have discovered the infringement, the infringer will try to get rid of its evidence . You likely will need that information later. Fortunately, you can take several steps to gather evidence of the…
  • Jan 13

    Win a Free Package from SearchMyImages.com

    Win a Free Package from SearchMyImages.com
    Want to know who is using your images online? Now there is an easy way to check. Search My Images is an image tracking service that keeps copyright owners informed about where and how their images are being used online. Now you can stop your…
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Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jan 24

    Congratulations to the Winners of the SearchMyImages.com Packages!

    Congratulations to the Winners of the SearchMyImages.com Packages!
    Congratulations to the Photo Attorney® blog readers who won free packages from Search My Images: 1st Place – Kalliope Amorphous 2nd Place – Ron Schmidt 3rd Place – David Oppenheimer Thanks…
  • Jan 22

    Save that Infringement Evidence Now!

    Save that Infringement Evidence Now!
    Once an infringer realizes that you have discovered the infringement, the infringer will try to get rid of its evidence . You likely will need that information later. Fortunately, you can take several steps to gather evidence of the…
  • Jan 13

    Win a Free Package from SearchMyImages.com

    Win a Free Package from SearchMyImages.com
    Want to know who is using your images online? Now there is an easy way to check. Search My Images is an image tracking service that keeps copyright owners informed about where and how their images are being used online. Now you can stop your…
Rank this Week: 678

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 28

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/
  • Jan 24

    Four More Cases Holding Patent Claims Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Four More Cases Holding Patent Claims Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    Here are four cases decided in the course of a week in which U.S. district courts held patent claims ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Synopsis, Inc. v. Mentor Graphics Corp., No. C 12-6467 MMC (N.D. Cal. Jan. 20, 2015). Granted defense…
  • Jan 21

    How to Practice Patent Law After Alice

    How to Practice Patent Law After Alice
    I don’t have all the answers about how to approach patent issues arising under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2014 decision in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, et al. …
  • Jan 12

    PTAB Denies a Petition for Inter Partes Review for Petitioners Failing to Identify All Real Parties-in-Interest

    PTAB Denies a Petition for Inter Partes Review for Petitioners Failing to Identify All Real Parties-in-Interest
    In Paramount Home Entertainment Inc. v. Nissim Corporation, IPR2014-00961, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) denied a Petition to institute inter partes review of claims 1-5 of U.S. Patent No. 6,304,715 (“the…
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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/
  • Jan 24

    Auto sector sees dramatic rise in worldwide patent acquisition

    Auto sector sees dramatic rise in worldwide patent acquisition
    In terms of what’s being invented by major innovators in the automotive industry, it seems that the vast majority of the increase in patenting activities among all carmakers can be attributed to propulsion systems. The number of patents…
  • Jan 24

    Every invention starts with an idea

    Every invention starts with an idea
    The truth is you cannot patent or protect an idea or a concept. However, it is also an undeniable truth that all inventions start with an idea, but an idea is not something that can be protected by any form of intellectual property…
  • Jan 23

    Is American auto innovation in decline?

    Is American auto innovation in decline?
    Based on our own independent research conducted using the Innography patent analytics application, the state of American innovation in automobile manufacturing may not be as bleak as suggested by the Thompson Reuter's study, but there is no…
Rank this Week: 2604

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
  • Jan 24

    Auto sector sees dramatic rise in worldwide patent acquisition

    Auto sector sees dramatic rise in worldwide patent acquisition
    In terms of what’s being invented by major innovators in the automotive industry, it seems that the vast majority of the increase in patenting activities among all carmakers can be attributed to propulsion systems. The number of patents…
  • Jan 24

    Every invention starts with an idea

    Every invention starts with an idea
    The truth is you cannot patent or protect an idea or a concept. However, it is also an undeniable truth that all inventions start with an idea, but an idea is not something that can be protected by any form of intellectual property…
  • Jan 23

    Is American auto innovation in decline?

    Is American auto innovation in decline?
    Based on our own independent research conducted using the Innography patent analytics application, the state of American innovation in automobile manufacturing may not be as bleak as suggested by the Thompson Reuter's study, but there is no…
Rank this Week: 286

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
  • Jan 24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-23
    Danish Court issues website blocking ruling concerning the illegal distribution of replica products http://t.co/UMegEBKGb2 -> Berlin court's Apple ruling highlights issue facing UK and US businesses operating in Germany…
  • Jan 23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-22
    CJEU says exhaustion only applies to the tangible medium of a work (so no such thing as a digital exhaustion?) http://t.co/TZtOokGKGV -> Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-21: Online infringement hurts: interviews with…
  • Jan 22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-21
    Online infringement hurts: interviews with Australian creators https://t.co/3SdfJqnqVn -> Identity theft insurance: Is it worth it? http://t.co/bjBFkQjJMi -> "Some music will not be made because creators cannot afford to make a living…
Rank this Week: 1088

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/
  • Jan 24

    Court of Appeal upholds Birss J in Rihanna's Case

    Court of Appeal upholds Birss J in Rihanna's Case
    Topshop, Leeds Photo Wikipedia In Fenty and Others v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd and another  [2013] EWHC 2310 (Ch), [2013] WLR(D) 310 Mr Justice Birss gave judgment to Robyn Rihanna Fenty (better known as Rihanna) and her…
  • Jan 21

    Car Wars: Enterprise and Europcar

    Car Wars: Enterprise and Europcar
    The Rival Logos: Enterprise's to the left and Europcar's to the right In Enterprise Holdings, Inc v Europcar Group UK Ltd and another [2015] EWHC 17 (Ch) (13 Jan 2015) Enterprise Holdings Inc. ("Enterprise") sued Europcar UK…
  • Jan 12

    Patents: the Difficulties of Designing Around a Patent: Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment Inc v British Telecommunications Plc #2

    Patents: the Difficulties of Designing Around a Patent: Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment Inc v British Telecommunications Plc #2
    In Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment Inc v British Telecommunications Plc [2013] EWHC 3768 (Pat) (3 Dec 2013) the claimant sued the defendant telecommunications company for infringing two of its European patents: EP 2,259,495…
Rank this Week: 2362

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/
  • Jan 23

    Anchor Weighs Anchor and Drifts Off to Where the Good Bars Go.

    Anchor Weighs Anchor and Drifts Off to Where the Good Bars Go.
    News came earlier this month that one of the beloved trademarks at my alma mater is suddenly out of use.  That is the result of the closing of the Anchor Bar (or Anchor “Restaurant,” as the sign would have it), which until…
  • Jan 22

    McTrademark

    McTrademark
    Did you think of McDonald’s when you saw “McTrademarks”? In my blog post last week, I promised to write about how a large company with nearly ubiquitous advertising can use claims of dilution to enormous effect, but first,…
  • Jan 21

    Tacking or Not? You be the Judge … or Rather, the Jury!

    Tacking or Not? You be the Judge … or Rather, the Jury!
    So says today’s Supreme Court decision in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank later this term. Hana Bank, a decades-old Korean financial institution, began providing services in the US in 1994, using “Hana Bank” in Korean and…
Rank this Week: 1224

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    Cyanobacteria in space

    Cyanobacteria in space
    From press zoom:--MELiSSA (Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative) is investigating ways of producing food, water and oxygen on long manned space missions with limited supplies. The goal is to support the human exploration of the…
  • Jan 23

    What does the CAFC do to establish clear error? Or is clear error review needed here?

    What does the CAFC do to establish clear error? Or is clear error review needed here?
    As  to the Supreme Court directions in Teva v. Sandoz, the CAFC must review the factual underpinnings of the district court decision for clear error..  Or does it?PatentDocs (Kevin Noonan) described some of the issues in the Supreme…
  • Jan 22

    "No patent practitioner can ever know"?

    "No patent practitioner can ever know"?
    Kevin Noonan at PatentDocs has an interesting post on Teva v. Sandoz which includes the text:The moral:  no patent practitioner can ever know what terms must be expressly defined, and the only alternative is to accept a "zone of…
Rank this Week: 52

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: 63

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    Filtering Search Results by Title Now Available

    Filtering Search Results by Title Now Available
    We’ve been busy at Docket Alarm evaluating your product improvement requests and implementing time-saving changes while conducting your legal research. One new small but powerful refinement that will help you narrow your search is an…
  • Jan 6

    Use Docket Alarm to Supplement Your Legal Research

    Use Docket Alarm to Supplement Your Legal Research
    While major legal research providers have extensive coverage of court cases, their coverage is not comprehensive. By using Docket Alarm’s research engine in conjunction with other research providers such as Westlaw and LexisNexis,…
  • Dec 18

    Easier Than Ever to Access U.S. Courts and PACER with an API

    Easier Than Ever to Access U.S. Courts and PACER with an API
    Docket Alarm is proud to announce the release of an API client libraryto access court documents on PACER.  An API allows software developers to build programs that access data in a structured way. Software developers use APIs to…
Rank this Week: 4044

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jan 23

    TWiL 289: Cyberleague Are Go!

    TWiL 289: Cyberleague Are Go!
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson International cyber law, Net Neutrality and Title II reclassification, game changing Creative Commons projects and more! Guests: Duncan Hollis, Lauren Wilson Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Jan 16

    TWiL 288: It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World

    TWiL 288: It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World
    Host: Denise Howell How publishers are dealing with Let's Play videos, video game emulators, colleges offering scholarships for gamers and more! Guests: Suzanne Jackiw, Patrick Sweeney and Mona Ibrahim Photo credit: MaggiCraft …
  • Jan 9

    TWiL 287: Tinfoil Underwear

    TWiL 287: Tinfoil Underwear
    Host: Denise Howell Digital rights and privacy, online business models, who will be the next Google? And more! Guests: Daniel Zolnikov and Andrew Keen Photo credit: JMR_Photography Download or subscribe to this show at…
Rank this Week: 403

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

Covers the Supreme Court's review of In re Bilski. By Fenwick & West.

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    News Flash! Exxon Patents Selling Energy!

    News Flash! Exxon Patents Selling Energy!
    Here's an odd one. With all of the concern about patents on business methoods run amok, and patent trolls patenting the mere application of age old ideas on the Internet, with the intense scrutiny that that USPTO appears to have placed on…
  • Jan 23

    Presentation from USPTO Patent Eligibility Forum

    Presentation from USPTO Patent Eligibility Forum
    On January 21, 2015 I gave a short presentation on the USPTO's Intermin Guidance. I focused on the issues and concerns that were raised by a significant portion of the comments submitted in response to the Preliminary "Alice"…
  • Jan 13

    #Alicestorm: Patent Invalidations and USPTO Practice After Alice

    #Alicestorm: Patent Invalidations and USPTO Practice After Alice
    The Pineapple Express storms that hit California last December were largest since January 2008. The joke going around the Bay Area was that the first thing San Franciscans do when a big storm is coming is think up a new hashtag; #hellastorm…
Rank this Week: 2450

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Jan 23

    Famous Courbet Painting Sparks Facebook Legal Battle

    Famous Courbet Painting Sparks Facebook Legal Battle
    Social media giant Facebook has been taken to court by a French user whose account was closed down after he posted an image of Courbet’s racy painting L’Origine du Monde (1866). The plaintiff, a Parisian schoolteacher described by…
  • Jan 21

    Court Finds Luc Tuymans Infringed Photographer’s Intellectual Property

    Court Finds Luc Tuymans Infringed Photographer’s Intellectual Property
    A few stories floating around the internet report that a Belgian court has found Luc Tuymans liable for “plagiarizing” photographer Katrijn Van Giel’s photograph. We believe this to mean that Tuymans was found liable of…
  • Jan 19

    Spain Arrests Alleged Art Forger

    Spain Arrests Alleged Art Forger
    Three suspected members of an art forgery ring were arrested in the Spanish cities of Zaragoza and Tarragona, El Pais reported. Accused of peddling drawings falsely attributed to Miró, Picasso, and Matisse,…
Rank this Week: 306

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2903

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
  • Jan 23

    Secret TPP Negotiations—And Public Protests—To Be Held in New York City

    Secret TPP Negotiations—And Public Protests—To Be Held in New York City
    The next round of secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations begins this Monday, January 26, and runs through the following week at the Sheraton New York Time Square Hotel in downtown Manhattan. As with many previous TPP meetings,…
  • Jan 23

    The Many Problems with the DEA's Bulk Phone Records Collection Program

    The Many Problems with the DEA's Bulk Phone Records Collection Program
    Think mass surveillance is just the wheelhouse of agencies like the NSA? Think again. One of the biggest concerns to come from the revelations about the NSA’s bulk collection of the phone records of millions of innocent Americans was…
  • Jan 23

    Seventy Public Interest Organizations and Companies Urge Congress to Update Email Privacy Law

    Seventy Public Interest Organizations and Companies Urge Congress to Update Email Privacy Law
    EFF, along with more than sixty civil liberties organizations, public interest groups, and companies sent two letters to the House and Senate leadership today. One supported the upcoming bipartisan Email Privacy Act by Reps. Kevin Yoder and…
Rank this Week: 1406

Written Description

Written Description

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

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    Carol Rose on Surprising Common

    Carol Rose on Surprising Common
    Carol Rose (Univ. of Arizona, and emeritus at Yale Law) has posted a BYU symposium article, Surprising Commons. Here is the abstract:“Tragedies of the commons” due to overuse and underinvestment have long been known to affect open…
  • Jan 22

    Do We Need a Federal Trade Secret Statute?

    Do We Need a Federal Trade Secret Statute?
    There is a current push for federalizing civil trade secret law. I don't really understand it, quite frankly. I've listened to many folks in IP intensive industries, and their reasons for asking for it, for the most part, are nothing that…
  • Jan 20

    McKenna on Sampat on Serendipity

    McKenna on Sampat on Serendipity
    A long running debate in the modeling of innovation is whether discoveries are sure to arise by targeted research investment or by unexpected moments of invention. Suzanne Scotchmer lays out the different models in her book Innovation and…
Rank this Week: 1844

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/
  • Jan 23

    The Hidden StingRay Within the Murky Waters of Surveillance

    The Hidden StingRay Within the Murky Waters of Surveillance
    Law enforcement use of IMSI catchers and their insidious efforts to hide it. By Miriam Swedlow Thanks to NPR’s radio program, Serial, thousands of Americans now know that a person’s movements can be verified by following the…
  • Jan 21

    Silk Road Trial Begins: Is Ulbricht the Dread Pirate Roberts?

    Silk Road Trial Begins: Is Ulbricht the Dread Pirate Roberts?
    By Peter Montine The case of United States v. Ulbricht, which is being called The Silk Road Trial, began last week in Manhattan, New York. Silk Road was an online black market where users could anonymously buy and sell various illegal items,…
  • Jan 20

    New York Telehealth Law Raises Hopes for Access, Targets Concerns about Billing

    New York Telehealth Law Raises Hopes for Access, Targets Concerns about Billing
    By Alex Boguniewicz A new year, new legislation, new legal issues. New York rang in 2015 by becoming the 22nd state to enact a telehealth parity law. The law requires that deductibles, co-insurance, and other coverage conditions for…
Rank this Week: 2554

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/
  • Jan 23

    Taking allowable subject matter during the appeal proce

    Taking allowable subject matter during the appeal proce
    The Applicant in Ex parte Riley (PTAB 2014) went to appeal in 2012 with all claims rejected. In the Appeal Brief, the Applicant argued each of the three independent claims, as well as dependent claims 3, 4, 10, 15, 16-17, and 20. The Examiner…
  • Jan 21

    PTAB decisions involving failure to specify a limit in a claim

    PTAB decisions involving failure to specify a limit in a claim
    Today's post will consider various non-prior art issues that might arise when a claim fails to include either an upper or lower limit. In some of these cases, I'm not sure the Applicant even realized a range or limit was implicated. Ex parte…
  • Jan 11

    ptab reverse obvious rationale conclusory result

    ptab reverse obvious rationale conclusory result
    Board reverses obviousness when Examiners rationale amounts to results of combination rather than reason for making itAn independent claim on appeal recited: 14. A cooling device for electrodes of a metallurgical furnace, comprising a…
Rank this Week: 420

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jan 23

    Court Outlines Requirements for Insider Trading Case

    Court Outlines Requirements for Insider Trading Case
    By: Mark Tarallo In a decision dated December 10, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals clarified its position on insider trading cases where the discloser of the information committed no crime.  In US v. Newman, the Court addressed…
  • Jan 23

    Tax Alert – February 2, 2015 Deadline for Information Reporting with Respect to Exercised Incentive Stock Option

    Tax Alert – February 2, 2015 Deadline for Information Reporting with Respect to Exercised Incentive Stock Option
    Action May Be Required Corporations, both publicly and privately held, that transferred stock in 2014 pursuant to the exercise of incentive stock options (ISOs) are required to report each transfer to both the IRS and the exercising person.…
  • Jan 21

    MBBP Welcomes Attorneys Brian Assessor and Callie Pioli

    MBBP Welcomes Attorneys Brian Assessor and Callie Pioli
    MBBP is pleased to announce that Callie Pioli and Brian Assessor have joined the firm as associates. Brian is a Registered Patent Attorney, specializing in patent prosecution, patent searching, and related counseling. His practice focuses on…
Rank this Week: 723

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    Transformative use of the day: Washington's football team edition

    Transformative use of the day: Washington's football team edition
    This ad uses footage of Washington's team to make the point that its racially inflammatory name and mascot are unnecessary.  Consider the TM and copyright implications!http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 20

    Q of the day: is this enough disclosure?

    Q of the day: is this enough disclosure?
    Steve Clowney argues that Prawsfblawg's disclosures of West-sponsored content aren't enough, given how much a sponsored post looks like a regular post.  How would you advise a client to comply with the FTC's guidance here?  Would…
  • Jan 20

    Dial U for unfair competition?

    Dial U for unfair competition?
    Liveperson, Inc. v. 24/7 Customer, Inc., 2015 WL 170348, No. 14 Civ. 1559 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 13, 2015) LivePerson “provides customers with live-interaction and customer engagement technology for e-commerce websites, enabling businesses…
Rank this Week: 87

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 3894

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About…

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About Intellectual Property

Covers intellectual property management.

http://www.gillip.com/
  • Jan 23

    Launching Synthos Technologie

    Launching Synthos Technologie
    Will have much more to come, but wanted to post a quick link to our introduction video... Thanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
  • Mar 31

    Interviewed by Fox Busine

    Interviewed by Fox Busine
    Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.comThanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
  • Oct 24

    Helping the Markets Understand BlackBerry

    Helping the Markets Understand BlackBerry
    This week I helped Bloomberg News understand some of the BlackBerry dynamics a bit better. Unfortunately, BBRY is down about 2% since this went out, but it was important for investors to understand 1) that the extent to which…
Rank this Week: 1920

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Jan 23

    Mixtapes: Sweet Gifts or Illegal Contraband?

    Mixtapes: Sweet Gifts or Illegal Contraband?
    Back in the 1980s-90s, when the Sony Walkman was the hot new must-have item, people started making mixtapes as caring gifts to friends or heartfelt confessions of love to a sweetheart. Being born in 1989, I only caught the tail end of the…
  • Jan 23

    Termination Rights in The Music Industry

    Termination Rights in The Music Industry
    What Are Termination Rights and Work For Higher Limitations? Smokey Robinson sued his wife, Claudette Rogers Robinson, seeking declaratory judgment that he may terminate and “recapture” the copyrights to all the songs he wrote…
  • Jan 22

    The Artist’s Guide to Trademark

    The Artist’s Guide to Trademark
    The modern artist relies on symbols and acronyms more then ever. These techniques are commonly used in the urban art scene, in which artists need to convey authorship in an anonymous and unique manner. A symbol or name can quickly…
Rank this Week: 1400

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jan 23

    Who owns the Yosemite National Park Trademarks?

    Who owns the Yosemite National Park Trademarks?
    IPNews® - Some attractions at Yosemite National Park could experience a name change as ownership of the Trademarks is under dispute. Delaware North of New York has been contracted for 20 years to run many aspects of tourism at Yosemite…
  • Jan 16

    Nike Golf Submits Patent For New Tracker Ball

    Nike Golf Submits Patent For New Tracker Ball
    IPNews® - Nike Golf’s new patent may allow golfers to enjoy more accuracy in their game through constant data created by the ball.  Over the past few years, a number of companies have developed sensors aimed at allowing golfers…
  • Jan 8

    Sony's Movie The Interview May Also Be a Copyright Infringement

    Sony's Movie The Interview May Also Be a Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - Sony Corporation faces new legal struggles regarding “The Interview” as a possible Copyright Infringement case looms over its alleged unauthorized use of a 30 second clip of the song “Pay Day”. K-Pop star…
Rank this Week: 1987

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/
  • Jan 23

    Annual Webcaster Wake-Up Call! SoundExchange Reports and Payments Due Soon

    Annual Webcaster Wake-Up Call! SoundExchange Reports and Payments Due Soon
    Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose - If you’re a webcaster, you’ve got until February 2 to wrap up your annual SoundExchange homework.  Sigh. Every year brings us another year closer to death. It sure…
  • Jan 22

    FHH Lawyer Gets Ink, Yet Again!

    FHH Lawyer Gets Ink, Yet Again!
    Demonstrating that “mostly retired” clearly doesn’t mean “completely inactive”, our colleague Mitchell Lazarus has published yet another article in IEEE Spectrum magazine. (Regular readers will recall that…
  • Jan 22

    Five in a Row! FHH Again Tops in Repping Media Deal

    Five in a Row! FHH Again Tops in Repping Media Deal
    According to SNL Kagan, recognized as one of the preeminent sources of financial analysis in the media business, in 2014 Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth served as legal adviser in more media/entertainment/new media transactions than any other…
Rank this Week: 811

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jan 23

    Baby, Can I Trademark that Name?

    Baby, Can I Trademark that Name?
    I have a LOT of friends with soon-to-be or just had newly hatched babies.  It does not make me an expert on anything more than picking out a great present, but I have learned one big thing.  Moms and Dads want…
  • Jan 16

    How To Make a Movie About MLK, Jr. Without Using His Speeche

    How To Make a Movie About MLK, Jr. Without Using His Speeche
    The coveted Oscar® nominations were announced yesterday. This year’s holiday release SELMA was nominated for Best Picture and Original Song. SELMA tells the story of the role Martin Luther King, Jr. played in the march from Selma to…
  • Jan 9

    A Facebook New Year’s Resolution

    A Facebook New Year’s Resolution
    I have a resolution for you that will be easy to keep. I’ll give you a hint. You can spend a lot of time with it. It shows up about every 4 to 6 weeks. You always preface your actions by saying “better safe than sorry” or…
Rank this Week: 2861

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/
  • Jan 23

    Sign up now for the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies online course

    Sign up now for the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies online course
    At Princeton I taught a course on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies during the semester that just ended. Joe Bonneau unofficially co-taught it with me. Based on student feedback and what we accomplished in the course, it was extremely…
  • Jan 21

    Anonymous programmers can be identified by analyzing coding style

    Anonymous programmers can be identified by analyzing coding style
    Every programmer learns to code in a unique way which results in distinguishing “fingerprints” in coding style. These fingerprints can be used to compare the source code of known programmers with an anonymous piece of source code…
  • Jan 17

    Shaping Wi-Fi’s future: the wireless-mobile convergence

    Shaping Wi-Fi’s future: the wireless-mobile convergence
    According to recent news, Comcast is being sued because it is taking advantage of users’ resources to build up its own nationwide Wi-Fi network. Since mid-2013 the company has been updating consumers’ routers by installing new…
Rank this Week: 133

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jan 23

    Dr. Sheppard Selected as Director of USPTO’s Detroit Office

    Dr. Sheppard Selected as Director of USPTO’s Detroit Office
    By Jason Rantanen Congratulations to my colleague at the University of Nebraska College of Law, Dr. A. Christal Sheppard, who I understand has been selected as the first Director of the PTO’s Detroit satellite office.  From her…
  • Jan 22

    Director Lee: Next Step is to Focus on Patent Quality Initiative

    Director Lee: Next Step is to Focus on Patent Quality Initiative
    by Dennis Crouch In her confirmation hearings on January 21, Michelle Lee reported to the Senate that both the USPTO and the Courts have taken significant steps in addressing problems in the patent system following enactment of…
  • Jan 21

    Giving Deference to the Supreme Court in Teva v. Sandoz

    Giving Deference to the Supreme Court in Teva v. Sandoz
    by Dennis Crouch In Teva v. Sandoz, the Supreme Court raised the standard of appellate review of a district court’s factual conclusions regarding extrinsic evidence relied upon during claim construction proceedings.  Although the…
Rank this Week: 94

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Pupils, passwords and privacy. A law that went into effect on January1st has the parents of some Illinois school children asking themselves how much of their children’s privacy they’re willing to forgo to keep cyberbullying in…
  • Jan 20

    Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risk

    Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risk
    Please join Socially Aware editor John Delaney as he chairs Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) “Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risks.” Issues to be addressed at the conference include: Friending,…
  • Jan 16

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Social drinkers. The founder of the Lagunitas Brewing Company decided to drop a lawsuit that he’d filed against Sierra Nevada for trademark infringement after beer drinkers expressed their disapproval of the suit on Twitter. The…
Rank this Week: 1981

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1895

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    We Prefer A More Subtle, Delicate Approach

    We Prefer A More Subtle, Delicate Approach
    For those of you who have been with us since the beginning of this wonderful collaboration of legal and marketing types, known as DuetsBlog, you also know we have a mascot dubbed Duey — he’s depicted in the squirrel graphic at the…
  • Jan 22

    Tacking: It’s Not Just for Judges Anymore

    Tacking: It’s Not Just for Judges Anymore
    The U.S. Supreme Court doesn’t frequently take on trademark cases, so yesterday’s release of its decision in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank should have been pretty exciting (available here). We discussed the case back in June…
  • Jan 21

    Free Speech: Paris Mayor Off-Message by Threatening Fox News Suit

    Free Speech: Paris Mayor Off-Message by Threatening Fox News Suit
    I returned from Paris on Tuesday after a short vacation.  As a bit of a news junky, it was admittedly an exciting time to be there.  When I arrived on Friday, we headed straight for the scene of the attack on journalists at the…
Rank this Week: 118

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/
  • Jan 23

    Supreme Court charts clear course for trademark tacking determination

    Supreme Court charts clear course for trademark tacking determination
    The U.S. Supreme Court created some wake by issuing their first substantive trademark ruling in more than a decade this week. The Supreme Court decided to hear a case on appeal from the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Hana Fin., Inc. v.…
  • Jan 19

    Warrant required for cell phone searche

    Warrant required for cell phone searche
    A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision provides “a very clear and straightforward message” to law enforcement: You must obtain a warrant to search the contents of any cell phone. Kelly Johnson provides a review of the court’s…
  • Jan 14

    gTLD update: gTLD delegation sluggish after holiday season

    gTLD update: gTLD delegation sluggish after holiday season
    ICANN has not started the new year off with a bang, delegating a mere four new gTLDs this January and only 11 in total since our last gTLD update. Those newly delegated gTLDs…
Rank this Week: 3787

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jan 23

    European Court makes important ruling on copyright jurisdiction

    European Court makes important ruling on copyright jurisdiction
    Where do things happen online? This is one of the most important questions when dealing with Internet regulation in general. With a global communication networks, the question of where a person can sue and be sued is vital. The Court of…
  • Jan 21

    Can robots break the law?

    Can robots break the law?
    An interesting case has been developing in recent weeks, which might lead us to look at liability of artificial intelligence agents. A Swiss art collective named !Mediengruppe Bitnik has created a web bot that trawls marketplaces in the…
  • Jan 17

    Can you copyright a tweet?

    Can you copyright a tweet?
    Some weeks ago I was asked to comment on whether tweets are subject to copyright protection. Unsurprisingly, this is a common question that gets asked over and over again, as some of the information online is contradictory and misleading, or…
Rank this Week: 619

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jan 23

    Best of 2008: MasterCard card. Card card. Card.

    Best of 2008: MasterCard card. Card card. Card.
    Originally posted 2008-12-17 12:21:30. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFirst posted December 17th, 2008. A reader writes to New York Times Q&A guy Stuart Elliot with a question that’s on a lot minds:  What’s with this…
  • Jan 22

    Best of 2008: Color me infringing

    Best of 2008: Color me infringing
    Originally posted 2008-12-04 11:44:28. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFirst posted on December 8, 2008. Trademark law continues to slip from its moorings in subtle ways.  From Inside Higher Ed (hat tip to its editor, Doug Lederman, for…
  • Jan 22

    Best of 2008: Tackiness not grounds for refusal to register

    Best of 2008: Tackiness not grounds for refusal to register
    [Posted December 1, 2008.] Otherwise, why would John Welch be reporting this appeal?: December 4, 2008 – 10 AM: In re Chippendales USA, LLC, Serial No. 78666598 [Refusal to register the apparel configuration shown below for “adult…
Rank this Week: 65

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Jan 23

    Indiana Copyright Law: Court Orders SVT to Provide Video to EEOC Despite Copyright Concern

    Indiana Copyright Law: Court Orders SVT to Provide Video to EEOC Despite Copyright Concern
    Hammond, Indiana - Magistrate Judge Paul R. Cherry of the Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Division, ordered SVT, LLC d/b/a Ultra Foods ("SVT") to produce a copyrighted training video to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…
  • Jan 22

    Trademark Law: Update of Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure

    Trademark Law: Update of Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure
    On January 17, 2015, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued the January 2015 Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure ("TMEP"), which incorporates changes made in accordance with the following rules: • Renaming of Express…
  • Jan 21

    Open Wi-Fi and Copyright: DMCA Safe Harbor

    Open Wi-Fi and Copyright: DMCA Safe Harbor
    As explained in Monday's blog post, in general a network operator should not be liable for its users' activity as long as the operator merely acts as a passive conduit for Internet traffic. However, network operators who remain worried about…
Rank this Week: 332

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    Data Storage and Digital Content Access Patents Not Invalid Under Alice

    Data Storage and Digital Content Access Patents Not Invalid Under Alice
    The magistrate judge recommended denying defendants' motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's data storage and digital content access patents were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter because they addressed unique problems…
  • Jan 22

    Groupware System and Integrated Circuit Design Patents Invalid Under Alice

    Groupware System and Integrated Circuit Design Patents Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's groupware system patents were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter. "The common specification of the five [patents-in-suit] describes the…
  • Jan 21

    CAD/CAM Data Importation Patents Invalid Under Alice

    CAD/CAM Data Importation Patents Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's CAD/CAM data importation patents were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed to the abstract idea of mapping without an…
Rank this Week: 443

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jan 23

    Hoist The Colours High: The Pirate Bay is Coming Back

    Hoist The Colours High: The Pirate Bay is Coming Back
    Here's a guest piece by Thomas Dubuisson (@tdubuisson) on a subject that refuses to fade away: the fate of The Pirate Bay. Thomas writes:“This is the day you will always remember as the day you almost caught Captain Jack…
  • Jan 23

    Online infringement actionable where damage occurs, irrespective of where it was intended to happen, says CJEU

    Online infringement actionable where damage occurs, irrespective of where it was intended to happen, says CJEU
    In another preliminary ruling of yesterday's date, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) had to determine where a copyright owner can bring proceedings for infringement when a third party has made the work available online for…
  • Jan 23

    Exhaustion of copyright and sale of altered products: CJEU rules in Allposter

    Exhaustion of copyright and sale of altered products: CJEU rules in Allposter
    The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled yesterday that the consent of a copyright holder does not cover the distribution of an object incorporating his work where that object has been altered after its initial marketing to such an…
Rank this Week: 1701

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

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

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Jan 23

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
    Good morning, roundup readers. We have had a busy week here at inovia and compiled the latest headlines in foreign patent filing for your consideration. Please read on for the latest news: The European Patent Office (EPO) released initial…
  • Jan 22

    Record Patent Filings Reported at the EPO

    Record Patent Filings Reported at the EPO
    The European Patent Office (EPO) received over 273,000 patent filings last year, an increase of 3% from 2013, and the highest recorded numbers in the organizations history. Please note that these are still rough figures, as the final report…
  • Jan 16

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
    Good morning, I hope everyone is having a great Friday and ready for the long weekend! Please read on for the latest headlines in foreign patent filing from the week of January 12th: For the 22nd year in a row, … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 1589

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/
  • Jan 23

    Wants to Control Use of Video and Photos of Workshop

    Wants to Control Use of Video and Photos of Workshop
    Dear Rich: I work for an environmental non-profit and I have a question about how to handle photos and videos at our workshops. While presenting to schools, or out in the community we sometimes have people video tape our presentation or…
  • Jan 21

    Can I Make a 90's Blog Using TV Images?

    Can I Make a 90's Blog Using TV Images?
    Dear Rich: I've recently created a 90's blog, where I would basically like to make posts with reviews and commentary about various things from the 90's (TV shows, music, video games, etc). I'm wondering...would it be considered "fair use" if…
  • Jan 19

    Does Netflix TOS Trump Copyright Law?

    Does Netflix TOS Trump Copyright Law?
    Dear Rich: You’ve written that classroom use of Netflix might get a copyright pass but I have a question about that section of the copyright law ( Section 110). The Netflix TOS reads: "The Netflix service, and any content…
Rank this Week: 635

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    Pharma and biotech patents: a law unto themselves -- and a litigation conference to match?

    Pharma and biotech patents: a law unto themselves -- and a litigation conference to match?
    Cloning: a plus for biotechThis Kat, who loves patent law but is no scientist, has been reading, with interest, enjoyment and increasing understanding, the recent blogposts by guest Kat Suleman Ali on the topic of biotech patents. Suleman…
  • Jan 23

    Trade mark troubles in the Galápagos island

    Trade mark troubles in the Galápagos island
    Can there be anywhere on earth whose isolation is more inversely correlated to its contribution to modern scientific thought than the Galápagos archipelago? Located in the Pacific Ocean some 973 km (605 miles) off the west coast of…
  • Jan 23

    "New career system" for EPO Examiners: take on extra work

    "New career system" for EPO Examiners: take on extra work
    Examiner by day, novelist by night A product of the free market system, this moggy likes the idea that people can use their spare time for money-generating activities.  It doesn't matter whether they use those extra, unaccounted-for…
Rank this Week: 72

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jan 23

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/23/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/23/15
    [LORD CHANCELLOR:] As to what has been said by Mr. Attorney General of the [Statute of Anne] being a monopoly, and therefore ought to receive a strict construction, I am quite of a different opinion, and that it ought to receive a liberal…
  • Jan 19

    On Martin Luther King, Jr.

    On Martin Luther King, Jr.
    One of the more unfortunate outcomes to emerge over the past decade from copyright skeptics is criticism of the Martin Luther King, Jr. estate, and their maintenance of his copyrighted books and speeches—his legal…
  • Jan 16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/16/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/16/15
    Collective Soul on Taylor Swift, U2, & Music’s Future — “While digital streaming has been a boon for consumers, it has had a chilling effect on musicians, the majority of whom argue that it has eroded their ability to…
Rank this Week: 775

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jan 23

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That
    Sonix Tech. Co., Ltd. V. Pubs. Int’l, Ltd., No. 13 C 2082, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 30, 2014) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve construed the disputed terms of the patent in suit in this case regarding graphic indicators on a surface that…
  • Jan 21

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25
    At the start of the new year, many of us are spending time looking back at where we have come from and forward to where we want to go. As part of that process, many are making resolutions to make 2015 better than ever.  In that spirit,…
  • Jan 20

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 16-20

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 16-20
    At the start of the new year, many of us are spending time looking back at where we have come from and forward to where we want to go. As part of that process, many are making resolutions to make 2015 better than ever.  In that spirit,…
Rank this Week: 229

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: 781