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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
  • Sep 18

    13 Principles Week of Action: Human Rights Require a Secure Internet

    13 Principles Week of Action: Human Rights Require a Secure Internet
    Between 15th-19th of September, in the week leading up the first year anniversary of the 13 Necessary and Proportionate Principles, EFF and the coalition behind the Principles will be conducting a Week of Action explaining some of the key…
  • Sep 18

    13 Principles Week of Action: Five Eyes’ Quest For Security Has Given Us Widespread Insecurity

    13 Principles Week of Action: Five Eyes’ Quest For Security Has Given Us Widespread Insecurity
    This is a guest post from Aaron Gluck Thaler, Privacy International.* If you have comments on this post, you can contact Privacy International on Twitter. Between 15th-19th of September, in the week leading up the first year aniversary of the…
  • Sep 17

    New Company Transparency Reports Help Quantify DMCA Abuse

    New Company Transparency Reports Help Quantify DMCA Abuse
    It's a sign of the times that online companies’ transparency reports are starting to include a new section: the Hall of Shame. Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is the latest to do so, highlighting examples of copyright and…
Rank this Week: 1993

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

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

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Sep 17

    Apple Pay: Is It Worth the Risk of Giving up Your Wallet?

    Apple Pay: Is It Worth the Risk of Giving up Your Wallet?
    Even before Apple’s September 9, 2014, event, which introduced the world to the iPhone 6 and the new “smartwatch,” there were signs that Apple would be making a play to replace your cash and credit cards. Apple’s…
  • Sep 17

    FBI Facial Recognition Software

    FBI Facial Recognition Software
    On Monday, the FBI announced the full operational capacity of new facial recognition software, the Next Generation Identification System (NGI). The FBI press release indicates the system was developed “to expand the Bureau’s…
  • Sep 16

    California Law Stops the Sale of Student Information, But Does It Protect Their Privacy?

    California Law Stops the Sale of Student Information, But Does It Protect Their Privacy?
      SB 1177 or SOPIPA is a bill that was introduced by Senator Steinberg (D-Sacramento) on February 20, 2014 to the 2013-2014 session of the California Legislature that prohibits website operators from selling K-12 student data profiles,…
Rank this Week: 1652

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: 224

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Sep 17

    Bitcoin 10 Years After

    Bitcoin 10 Years After
    My talk on “Bitcoin 10 Years After” of June this year will be published in our Journal at the end of this month. Here is a PDF file (still with some kanji use errors, this is before the final check):…
  • Sep 16

    Do It Again, OPEC

    Do It Again, OPEC
    OPEC is expected to reduce their production next year from 30 million to 29.5 million barrels a day at their next meeting in November, says Reuters. They cite OPEC Secretary General Abdallah Salem el-Badri for this expectation. Already…
  • Sep 16

    “Germans Have Been Buying Price Decline”

    “Germans Have Been Buying Price Decline”
    From this article by Justin Gillis at the New York Times on the transition to renewable energy in Germany. The whole quote would be “The Germans were not really buying power – they were buying price decline”, attributed to…
Rank this Week: 357

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 37

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 2157

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
Rank this Week: 1378

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
Rank this Week: 239

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
  • Sep 17

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Property Damage Appraisers v. John Mosley et al

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Property Damage Appraisers v. John Mosley et al
    Property Damage Appraisers Inc. v. John Mosley et al Court Case Number: 1:14-cv-01490-RLY-MJD File Date: Friday, September 12, 2014 Plaintiff: Property Damage Appraisers Inc. Plaintiff Counsel: Derek R. Molter of Ice Miller LLP Defendant:…
  • Sep 8

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Sensory Technologies v. LogMeIn

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Sensory Technologies v. LogMeIn
    This trademark dispute involves Plaintiff’s JOIN® trademark and Defendant’s JOIN.ME® trademark. Both marks are registered with the USPTO and used in connection with virtual meeting/video conferencing services. The…
  • Sep 5

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Chanel v. Chanel’s Salon

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Chanel v. Chanel’s Salon
    From the Complaint: “Chanel recognizes the fact that “Chanel” is the first name of Defendant Chanel Jones. But this suit is not about Ms. Jones’ ability to use her name to identify herself. Ms. Jones is using CHANEL as…
Rank this Week: 910

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

Features news and commentary on intellectual property law. By McKee, Voorhees & Sease.

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Sep 17

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Should Trade Secret Misappropriation be Federalized?

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Should Trade Secret Misappropriation be Federalized?
    The legal community (along with bipartisan legislation) has been discussing the creation of a private cause of action under federal laws for trade secret misappropriation – or trade secret theft. In light increased cyber-espionage and…
  • Aug 25

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Legitimate Advocacy and Genuine Misrepresentation of Material Fact

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Legitimate Advocacy and Genuine Misrepresentation of Material Fact
    The Federal Circuit has issued a decision in Apotex Inc. v. UCB, Inc., upholding a district court's finding that Apotex's U.S. Patent No. 6,767,556 ("the '556 patent") is unenforceable due to inequitable conduct.    Dr. Sherman,…
  • Aug 18

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Critical Versus Optional, but Desireable Claim Element

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Critical Versus Optional, but Desireable Claim Element
    On August 6, 2014, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in ScriptPro, LLC v. Innovation Associates, Inc. In 2006, the Petitioner ScriptPro, LLC sued Innovation Associates, Inc. for infringement of claims 1, 2, 4, and 8 of…
Rank this Week: 1425

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/
  • Sep 17

    Sean Seymore on Utility

    Sean Seymore on Utility
    In patent cases, the term “hindsight bias” refers to fact-finders’ tendency to use their knowledge of the invention at issue in their analysis of whether that invention would have been obvious. This error occurs when…
  • Sep 16

    Introducing New Blogger: Dmitry Karshtedt

    Introducing New Blogger: Dmitry Karshtedt
    I am delighted to welcome Stanford Law & Biosciences Fellow Dmitry Karshtedt as a new Written Description blogger. Before going into law, Dmitry completed a Ph.D. in chemistry from UC Berkeley and worked as a staff scientist for a…
  • Sep 16

    IP Watch Recap of Meaning of Myriad Conference

    IP Watch Recap of Meaning of Myriad Conference
    Last Friday I presented my latest essay, Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentives, at UC Irvine's Meaning of Myriad Conference, which included a terrific line-up of speakers. Brittany Ngo, a 3L at UC Irvine, nicely…
Rank this Week: 1655

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Sep 17

    U.S. Patent No. 7,677,967: Battle school

    U.S. Patent No. 7,677,967: Battle school
    U.S. Patent No. 7,677,967: Battle schoolIssued March 16, 2010Summary:The ‘967 patent is aptly named “Battle school” because it deals with a lesser-explored kind of game—the educational game.  The invention…
  • Sep 10

    U.S. Patent No. 6,421,056: Three-Dimensional Image Processing Apparatu

    U.S. Patent No. 6,421,056: Three-Dimensional Image Processing Apparatu
    U.S. Patent No. 6,421,056: Three-dimensional image processing apparatusIssued July 16, 2002, to Nintendo Co. Ltd.Summary: The ‘056 patent set out to solve a practical problem that had existed in previous vide games. Before, if a…
  • Sep 3

    U.S. Patent No. 6,626,760: Video Game Apparatus and Memory Medium Therefor

    U.S. Patent No. 6,626,760: Video Game Apparatus and Memory Medium Therefor
    U.S. Patent No. 6,626,760: Video game apparatus and memory medium thereforIssued September 30, 2003, to Nintendo Co. Ltd.Summary:The ‘073 patent allows a player to lock his character onto a non-player object with the press of a…
Rank this Week: 955

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 619

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Sep 17

    Spooking out Male-Centric Hollywood Standards with Ghostbusters 3

    Spooking out Male-Centric Hollywood Standards with Ghostbusters 3
    It’s hard to believe that three decades have passed since the supernatural comedy film Ghostbusters and its “stuck-in-your-head-for-days-at-a-time” theme song took the entertainment industry by storm. In commemoration, the…
  • Sep 16

    What’s the Difference Between A Porn Film and a Biopic of a Porn Star?

    What’s the Difference Between A Porn Film and a Biopic of a Porn Star?
    Producers of the most iconic porn movie of all time, Deep Throat, have lost a lawsuit against the makers of a biopic about its melodramatic and misunderstood lead, Linda Lovelace. The Legacy of Lovelace The biopic, Lovelace, stars Amanda…
  • Sep 15

    KAWS Takes LA With “Mans Best Friend” Exhibition

    KAWS Takes LA With “Mans Best Friend” Exhibition
    This weekend Honor Fraser Gallery hosted the long awaited KAWS exhibition, “Mans Best Friend.” As with any KAWS show the crowd was an eclectic mix of art aficionados, rabid fan boys, and skater kids. For those unfamiliar with…
Rank this Week: 2650

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    TTAB Will Hear Final Argument in ASHCON Opposition In Boston, October 3rd

    TTAB Will Hear Final Argument in ASHCON Opposition In Boston, October 3rd
    As part of the "TTAB and PTAB Come to Boston" program in Boston on October 3rd [here], the Board will hear final arguments in Diamond Power International v. Clyde Bergemann, Inc., Opposition No. 91201996. [Pleadings and other filings…
  • Sep 17

    SUNNY HAZE Confusable With PURPLE HAZE for Beer, Says TTAB

    SUNNY HAZE Confusable With PURPLE HAZE for Beer, Says TTAB
    The Board sustained this Section 2(d) opposition to registration of SUNNY HAZE for "beer; brewed malt-based alcoholic beverage in the nature of a beer," finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark PURPLE HAZE for beer,…
  • Sep 16

    Precedential No. 36: TTAB Reverses Refusal of Service Mark Specimen for Financial Service

    Precedential No. 36: TTAB Reverses Refusal of Service Mark Specimen for Financial Service
    The Board has re-designated as precedential its ruling in In re McGowan Publishing Company, Inc., Serial No. 77582970 (June 27, 2013), wherein the Board reversed a refusal to register the mark CASHFLOW UNITS for "investment products, namely,…
Rank this Week: 245

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    AIPPI Congress Report 5: 'A' stands for "Arbitration" and "Aereo"

    AIPPI Congress Report 5: 'A' stands for "Arbitration" and "Aereo"
    There was so many 'A' things going on on Monday afternoonthe AmeriKat's 45th chai tea latte of the day was adopting its shapeWhile the AmeriKat was ramping up her third day of the AIPPI Congress marathon with an ever-increasing influx of…
  • Sep 17

    Puss In (Infringed?) Boot

    Puss In (Infringed?) Boot
    On September 8, Judge Wright from the Central District of California dismissed Plaintiff Deckers Outdoor Corporation’s trade-dress infringement claim against retailer J.C. Penney over the sale of allegedly infringing boots, but allowed…
  • Sep 17

    AIPPI Congress Report 4: Should Europe embrace a patent linkage system?

    AIPPI Congress Report 4: Should Europe embrace a patent linkage system?
    The site of this year's Pharma Day -reminding the audience that, yes, youare in CanadaWithout the slightest hint of pharma fatigue, the AmeriKat continued her Pharma Day in the SPC session.  Sadly, however, she had to leap off like the…
Rank this Week: 107

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Sep 17

    Design Patents §103 – Obvious to Whom and As Compared to What?

    Design Patents §103 – Obvious to Whom and As Compared to What?
    Guest Post by Paul Morgan This is an increasing important and not fully resolved legal issue which should logically be addressed in the pending Fed. Cir. appeal of the nearly $1 billion infringement damages award in Apple v. Samsung, re the…
  • Sep 17

    Survey on Fields-of-Study for Patent Practice

    Survey on Fields-of-Study for Patent Practice
    Stephen Mason and Austin Talley are conducting a survey of patent practitioners when the focus on: What technical subjects should undergraduate degree candidates considering patent law study? Take the survey…
  • Sep 16

    Important Damages Opinion: VirnetX v. Cisco and Apple

    Important Damages Opinion: VirnetX v. Cisco and Apple
    By Jason Rantanen VirnetX, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)  Virnetx v Cisco Panel: Prost (author) and Chen Plaintiffs VirnetX and Science Applications International Corporation obtained a successful verdict against Apple…
Rank this Week: 129

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
  • Sep 17

    Software, Open Source and Programmer

    Software, Open Source and Programmer
    On August 12, 2014, I spoke with computer expert Bob Zeidman (pictured left) on the record for an in-depth interview that published on IPWatchdog.com. The interview lasted approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and was over 11,000 words in…
  • Sep 15

    The Future Software Patent Application

    The Future Software Patent Application
    In the wake of the Supreme Court decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, many in the patent community are starting to realize just how different things will be moving forward. Initially, some convinced themselves that nothing had really changed…
  • Sep 11

    Making Post Grant Extremely Expensive for Challenger

    Making Post Grant Extremely Expensive for Challenger
    The America Invents Act (AIA) created three new ways to challenge the validity of claims in already-issued patents. The AIA was signed into law on September 16, 2011, but the new post grant proceedings did not become available until one…
Rank this Week: 922

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    CAFC discusses laches and equitable estoppel in SCA Hygiene

    CAFC discusses laches and equitable estoppel in SCA Hygiene
    The outcome of SCA Hygiene vs. First Baby ProductsAccordingly, we affirm the district court’s grant of summary judgmentas to laches, reverse its grant of summary judgmentas to equitable estoppel, and remandfor further proceedings…
  • Sep 17

    Congressman Frank Wolf asks US attorney to look into possible fraud at the US Patent Office

    Congressman Frank Wolf asks US attorney to look into possible fraud at the US Patent Office
    In a post GOP congressman seeks criminal prosecution of patent office cheating , Lisa Rein wrote“There must be a zero-tolerance policy for fraud and abuse,” Wolf wrote Monday (Sept. 15, 2014) to U.S. Attorney Dana Boente, the…
  • Sep 17

    Fallout from CAFC decision in Apple/VirnetX case

    Fallout from CAFC decision in Apple/VirnetX case
    In VirnetX to Vringo’s Lost Millions Show Patent Peril , Susan Decker noted that other patent licensing companies were impacted by the Virnetx/Apple CAFC decision of Sept. 16, 2014:Other public companies that rely on patent licensing…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Sep 17

    Fenwick Launches Interactive PTAB Database to Help Patent Holders Analyze and Decode Post-Grant Decision

    Fenwick Launches Interactive PTAB Database to Help Patent Holders Analyze and Decode Post-Grant Decision
    Fenwick & West has launched an interactive PTAB Database that details proceedings filed with the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board – providing quick and easy access to information about PTAB decisions. With the creation of PTAB by…
  • Sep 9

    The Alice Guidance Categories of Potential Abstract Idea

    The Alice Guidance Categories of Potential Abstract Idea
    The Alice Guidance lists four examples of categories of abstract ideas: fundamental economic practices methods of organizing human activities an idea of itself (sic), and mathematical relationships/formulas. Each of these examples has…
  • Sep 5

    How to Correctly Apply the Alice Examination Guidance

    How to Correctly Apply the Alice Examination Guidance
    In my previous post, I provided an explanation of Abstract Ideas under Alice, emphasizing that to be an ineligible abstract idea, a claim must recite a fundamental building block of human ingenuity. How then does an examiner know whether a…
Rank this Week: 3469

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Sep 17

    Substitution Allowed? State Biosimilars Laws Are Evolving

    Substitution Allowed? State Biosimilars Laws Are Evolving
    By Erica J. Pascal Biosimilar products have not yet reached the US market, but debates on the laws and regulations that will govern them have been raging for some time. It isn’t just federal law at issue. State law may have a profound…
  • Sep 1

    LEGAL ALERT: IMPORTANT CHANGES TO RUSSIAN DATA PROTECTION RULES

    LEGAL ALERT: IMPORTANT CHANGES TO RUSSIAN DATA PROTECTION RULES
    Reposted from Data Protection, Privacy and Security Alert By Michael Malloy and Pavel Arievich There has been an important development in Russian Data Protection Law. On July 22, 2014 a new law amending the law on data protection and law on…
  • Aug 29

    IP Alert: NEW RULES ON THE SCOPE OF PROTECTION FOR BLACK & WHITE TRADE MARKS IN THE EU: BLACK & WHITE OR CLEAR AS MUD?

    IP Alert: NEW RULES ON THE SCOPE OF PROTECTION FOR BLACK & WHITE TRADE MARKS IN THE EU: BLACK & WHITE OR CLEAR AS MUD?
    On 15 April 2014, the European Trade Mark and Design Network published a Common Communication on the Common Practice of the Scope of Protection of Black and White ("B&W") Marks (the "Communication").  Four months on, we look at how…
Rank this Week: 2031

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/
Rank this Week: 897

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Sep 17

    Lacoste North America CEO Francis Pierrel: What’s Next for the Brand

    Lacoste North America CEO Francis Pierrel: What’s Next for the Brand
    This past summer, Lacoste launched a mobile app, Lacoste City Tennis, that is part matchmaker and part personal assistant. Users can find a hitting partner and an open court to play on. As Lacoste looks to the future, this strategic…
  • Sep 12

    At Outlets, Consumers Say Deals are Too Good to Be True

    At Outlets, Consumers Say Deals are Too Good to Be True
    A flurry of recent class action lawsuits is forcing clothing retailers to rethink their marketing tactics for outlet stores. In the last few months, lawsuits have been filed against a who’s who of major clothing retailers — The…
  • Sep 9

    We’re Not Getting Any Younger: L’Oréal Settles FTC Charges Over Deceptive Anti-Aging Claim

    We’re Not Getting Any Younger: L’Oréal Settles FTC Charges Over Deceptive Anti-Aging Claim
    What’s the News? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently settled with L’Oréal USA Inc. over charges that the company made deceptive claims regarding the benefits of two of its products. Specifically,…
Rank this Week: 4345

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/
  • Sep 17

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy
    According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, there is a potential 4.15 gigawatts of energy which can be collected from offshore wind collection around the country’s waters. The total electric generating capacity of the entire…
  • Sep 16

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?
    In the 10 planned work days during September 2014, it does not seem as if the House of Representatives will take up the Innovation Act or any modifications thereto that might sweeten the bill for the Senate. So what happened between August 8,…
  • Sep 16

    Patent Drafting: Employing Claim Differentiation to Ensure Broad Construction

    Patent Drafting: Employing Claim Differentiation to Ensure Broad Construction
    To bring this principle to bear on the problem of claim breadth, consider a patent disclosing only a single embodiment, with a main claim whose scope extends beyond that of the embodiment (yet inside the ambit of any cited prior art). As…
Rank this Week: 2809

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
  • Sep 17

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy
    According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, there is a potential 4.15 gigawatts of energy which can be collected from offshore wind collection around the country’s waters. The total electric generating capacity of the entire…
  • Sep 16

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?
    In the 10 planned work days during September 2014, it does not seem as if the House of Representatives will take up the Innovation Act or any modifications thereto that might sweeten the bill for the Senate. So what happened between August 8,…
  • Sep 16

    Patent Drafting: Employing Claim Differentiation to Ensure Broad Construction

    Patent Drafting: Employing Claim Differentiation to Ensure Broad Construction
    To bring this principle to bear on the problem of claim breadth, consider a patent disclosing only a single embodiment, with a main claim whose scope extends beyond that of the embodiment (yet inside the ambit of any cited prior art). As…
Rank this Week: 435

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Sep 17

    NAFDAC’s Enhancement of Nigeria’s Herbal Medical Practice by Ayo Oyoze Baje | Daily Independent

    NAFDAC’s Enhancement of Nigeria’s Herbal Medical Practice by Ayo Oyoze Baje | Daily Independent
    Pragmatic. Purposeful. Pro-active. These words may perhaps sum up my candid opinion over the recent decision by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC to take a critical look at the practice of…
  • Sep 12

    Why Fake Drugs Flood Nigeria – NAFDAC Boss by Ruby Leo | Daily Trust

    Why Fake Drugs Flood Nigeria – NAFDAC Boss by Ruby Leo | Daily Trust
    The Director General of the National Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Paul Orhii has blamed drug counterfeiting on low production capacity, porous borders and ignorance.  A statement yesterday by the agency’s…
  • Sep 1

    Nigeria Celebrates No Music Day!

    Nigeria Celebrates No Music Day!
    September 1, 2014 — On September 1 of every year, Nigeria celebrates No Music Day in order to draw attention to the widespread infringement of copyright as it affects the rights of performers, bands, music composers, recording artists,…
Rank this Week: 3940

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: 627

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    She Liked It. She Really, Really Liked It: Federal District Court Holds Facebook Fan Page Manager Doesn’t Own “Likes”

    She Liked It. She Really, Really Liked It: Federal District Court Holds Facebook Fan Page Manager Doesn’t Own “Likes”
    A federal district court broke new social media law ground in August 2014 when it held in favor of the cable network Black Entertainment Television (BET) in a suit brought by the founder of an unofficial Facebook fan page for one of the…
  • Sep 15

    Status Update

    Status Update
    School discipline. The California legislature has passed a law that, if signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (or not vetoed by him before the end of September), would significantly expand privacy protections for students from kindergarten through high…
  • Sep 12

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Disappearing ink. Facebook is testing, for a small group of users, a feature that will permit a user to schedule a post for automatic deletion after a specified period of time. It seems that the period can range from an hour to seven days,…
Rank this Week: 822

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/
  • Sep 17

    Johnny Manziel Trademark Déjà Vu: The Kenny Hill Story

    Johnny Manziel Trademark Déjà Vu: The Kenny Hill Story
    The good people at Texas A&M certainly understand the importance of federal trademark protection. Maybe it stems from Texas A&M’s successful registration and enforcement of its 12TH MAN mark. Regardless, it seems that whoever is…
  • Sep 16

    What the Font?- Times New Roman® is a Registered Trademark?

    What the Font?- Times New Roman® is a Registered Trademark?
    The fact that the average person never pays much attention to typography is the entire objective of the art form. If you notice the typeface while reading, it’s probably a bad design (I’m talking to you, Comic Sans). Typography,…
  • Sep 15

    Lululemon a Warrior in Protecting its Intellectual Property

    Lululemon a Warrior in Protecting its Intellectual Property
    Lululemon takes no savasanas when it comes to protecting its intellectual property. If you’ve been following my blog posts, you probably know that I’m a yoga addict. I love wearing Lululemon apparel (and also Zweet Sport…
Rank this Week: 1493

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Silicon Valley x Fashion District = Blurred Line

    Silicon Valley x Fashion District = Blurred Line
    Growing up in the 80s, it’s amazing how both fashion and technology have evolved since Scrunchies and Commodore 64s – although a quite separate evolution. I can’t recall a fashionable pager (really, go try to find one), or a…
  • Sep 16

    Personal Brand: Beware of what Facebook is doing

    Personal Brand: Beware of what Facebook is doing
    - Aaron Keller, Managing Principal, Capsule There was a time, back in the day, when you could just “Google” yourself and that was the best way to assess the value of your personal brand. Simple quantifiable way to see how many…
  • Sep 15

    (Subway) Eat Flesh, An Effective Parody?

    (Subway) Eat Flesh, An Effective Parody?
      This past weekend one of my sons said, “Dad, I have a good blog topic for you.” After he explained, it was clear, yes, son you do! So, he sent me the photo to the left. It is one that he recently snapped at a…
Rank this Week: 268

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 1405

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Sep 17

    Chinese Biz in U.S.: Turnabout is Fair Play

    Chinese Biz in U.S.: Turnabout is Fair Play
    It’s of crucial importance for senior management of Chinese companies operating in the United States to adjust their mindsets, remain open-minded to differences and get ready to work closely with local professionals in order to grow…
  • Sep 16

    Academics Get Caught Up in Debate Over China’s Int…

    Academics Get Caught Up in Debate Over China’s Int…
    Academics Get Caught Up in Debate Over China’s Interest Rates | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1qbJEgX © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Sep 16

    China’s Environmental Awakening | New York Times h…

    China’s Environmental Awakening | New York Times h…
    China’s Environmental Awakening | New York Times nyti.ms/XcmZdq © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
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Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

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

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1609

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/
  • Sep 17

    The many benefits of USPTO trademark registration

    The many benefits of USPTO trademark registration
    The appeal of the Washington Redskins trademark case will be interesting to watch for many reasons. It is high-profile and receives a lot of media attention, and for good reason. It involves a claim of disparagement and a well known brand.…
  • Sep 16

    Apple files six new U.S. trademark applications for watche

    Apple files six new U.S. trademark applications for watche
    Fresh off the news that Apple unveiled the “Apple Watch” last week, the company files six new US trademark applications for watches [click marks for USPTO records]: APPLE WATCH – for ‘Computers; computer peripheral…
  • Sep 12

    Many interesting football trademarks filed in 2014

    Many interesting football trademarks filed in 2014
    Football season – both college and professional – is upon us. In 2014, many interesting football related trademarks have been filed. Click the marks to open the USPTO records in a new window. LOTS of filings related to the…
Rank this Week: 1285

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/
  • Sep 17

    Next Up, Incest

    Next Up, Incest
    Anthony C. Infanti, Big (Gay) Love: Has the IRS Legalized Polygamy?, N.C.L. Rev. Addendum (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Lily KahngGay marriage opponents love to fear monger about the slippery slope of extending marriage beyond…
  • Sep 16

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye
    Valentina Vadi, War, Memory, and Culture: The Uncertain Legal Status of Historic Sunken Warships Under International Law, 37 Tul. Mar. L. J. 333 (2013).Stephen UriceFull fathom five thy father…
  • Sep 15

    Just the Beginning: Studying the Global Demography of Lawyer

    Just the Beginning: Studying the Global Demography of Lawyer
    Ethan Michelson, Women in the Legal Profession, 1970-2010: A Study of the Global Supply of Lawyers, 20 Ind. J. Global Legal Stud. 1071 (2013).Sida LiuIn the past a few decades, feminization has been one of the most notable…
Rank this Week: 437

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Sep 16

    4 × «APPLE WATCH» im schweizerischen Markenregister

    4 × «APPLE WATCH» im schweizerischen Markenregister
    Vor einer Woche wurde die neue Apple Watch präsentiert, nun ist sie bereits in der Schweiz angekommen – zumindest in Form von Gesuchen zur Eintragung in das schweizerische Markenregister. Meine Anwaltskollegen von Baker &…
  • Sep 14

    Open Office: Umstrittene Textbausteine am Bundesgericht

    Open Office: Umstrittene Textbausteine am Bundesgericht
    Am Schweizerischen Bundesgericht kommt seit über 10 Jahren Open Source-Office-Software zum Einsatz. Daniel Brunner, Dienstchef «Informatik», hielt dazu an der «LibreOffice Konferenz 2014» einen informativen…
  • Sep 11

    Recht auf Vergessen: Google vs. Löschanträge

    Recht auf Vergessen: Google vs. Löschanträge
    Google musste im Mai 2014 vom Europäischen Gerichtshof (EuGH) daran erinnert werden, dass das europäische Recht unter anderem ein «Recht auf Vergessen» kennt. In der Folge veröffentlichte Google ein Formular…
Rank this Week: 4247

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 16

    FDA Announces "Purple Book"

    FDA Announces "Purple Book"
    By Paul Tully -- The new phone book is here? No, but close. The Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") announced on Friday that it has published its first listing of approved biologic drugs. The list will be supplemented with approved…
  • Sep 15

    PTAB Decides Inter Partes Review of Patent at Issue in Ariosa v. Sequenom

    PTAB Decides Inter Partes Review of Patent at Issue in Ariosa v. Sequenom
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- On September 2nd, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) entered judgment in an inter partes review styled Ariosa Diagnostics v. Isis Innovation Ltd. (IPR 2012-00022). The Board found that Ariosa demonstrated, by a…
  • Sep 15

    USPTO Extends Deadline for Comments to Help Improve PTAB Proceeding

    USPTO Extends Deadline for Comments to Help Improve PTAB Proceeding
    By Andrew Williams -- If you were planning on letting the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office know how you feel about the use of the "Broadest Reasonable Interpretation" standard for claim construction during PTAB trials or the near…
Rank this Week: 112

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    T1641/09 : invention de problème

    T1641/09 : invention de problème
    Par rapport au capteur de pression décrit par D9, le problème technique objectif est de procurer une installation du module émetteur après fixation du capteur à la tubulure dans un environnement hostile. Ce…
  • Sep 14

    T712/12 : recevabilités d'un document et d'une attaque d'activité inventive

    T712/12 : recevabilités d'un document et d'une attaque d'activité inventive
    L'Opposante avait soumis un document D12, état de la technique selon l'Art 54(3) CBE un peu plus de 3 mois avant la procédure orale de recours, et environ 2 mois après la convocation à ladite procédure…
  • Sep 11

    Représentation devant la JUB

    Représentation devant la JUB
     Selon l'article 48.2 de l'Accord relatif à la JUB, les parties pourraient être représentées par des mandataires agréés devant l'OEB "possédant les qualifications appropriées, telles…
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Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

Discusses issues in intellectual property law and litigation. By Michael Cohen.

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Food Invention Reality Show

    Food Invention Reality Show
    Eyeworks TV, the producers behind Extreme Weight Loss on ABC and Bar Rescue on Spike, THIS WEEK ONLY, is holding an audition in Redondo Beach for entrepreneurs with food related inventions for a new…
  • Aug 26

    No Copyright Protection for Iconic Monkey Selfie

    No Copyright Protection for Iconic Monkey Selfie
    In 2011, wildlife photographer David Slater set up a camera on Sulawesi, a small island in Indonesia.  Mr. Slater received an unanticipated gift, a monkey picked up his camera and took hundreds of pictures, including self portraits or…
  • Jul 8

    LANHAM ACT: ISSUES AFTER LEXMARK AND POM WONDERFUL

    LANHAM ACT: ISSUES AFTER LEXMARK AND POM WONDERFUL
    For anyone in the food and beverage industry or involved in business marketing, Michael Cohen will be moderating a seminar on July 14, 2014 at 1PM entitled LANHAM ACT: ISSUES AFTER LEXMARK AND POM…
Rank this Week: 1811

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
  • Sep 16

    Invalidity of Cell-Free Fetal DNA Patent for Ineligible Subject Matter Appealed

    Invalidity of Cell-Free Fetal DNA Patent for Ineligible Subject Matter Appealed
    An interesting U.S. District Court case is Ariosa v. Sequenom (N. Dist. CA 2013). That case is on appeal to the patent appeals court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). The case pertains to patent eligible subject…
  • Sep 11

    Recent Robot Inventions- the Cleaner, the Carnivore and the Carpooler

    Recent Robot Inventions- the Cleaner, the Carnivore and the Carpooler
    On a lighter note, this discusses three recent interesting inventions concerning robots. The first is a patented robotic vacuum cleaner- the Dyson 360 Eye. Robotic cleaning devices have been around in various forms for a while. Robotic vacuum…
  • Sep 4

    PTAB Denies Early Derivation Petition

    PTAB Denies Early Derivation Petition
    The USPTO’s Patent, Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) handed down an early decision denying a Petition for Derivation under the new AIA patent law. Catapult Innovations Pty. Ltd. v. adidas AG (PTAB July 18, 2014). Catapult’s inventor,…
Rank this Week: 4031

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Sep 16

    Hershey Files Trademark Lawsuit against Candy Importer

    Hershey Files Trademark Lawsuit against Candy Importer
    IPNews® - The Hershey Company is waging a trademark war against candy importer LBB Imports LLC accusing it of infringing its trademarks for famous brand names including Reese's and Kit Kat. Hershey has argued that LBB is violating both…
  • Sep 11

    Tesla and Amazon Founders Clash Over Space Flight Patent

    Tesla and Amazon Founders Clash Over Space Flight Patent
    IPNews® - Elon Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin are butting heads over a patent application from Blue Origin that claims rights to a procedure for landing booster rockets at sea. SpaceX has filed its objections stating that the…
  • Sep 5

    ALS Association Backs Away from Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark

    ALS Association Backs Away from Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark
    IPNews® - The ALS Association has backed away from trademark applications that it filed for terms relating to the Ice Bucket Challenge, which gained momentum on social media and brought in more than $94 million for the group. ALSA…
Rank this Week: 2185

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property…

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property Law Blog

Follows recent developments in US Patent and Intellectual Property Law and offers practitioners feedback and lessons for dealing with these changes.

http://alleylegal.com/blog
  • Sep 16

    Incorporations by Reference – Vol. 24

    Incorporations by Reference – Vol. 24
    Brief mentions of IP stories floating around in the past few weeks several months that might be of interest. -My apologies for the unannounced blogging hiatus this summer. My absence is an exciting story,…
  • Sep 16

    Medtronic Corevalve v. Edwards Lifesciences – Family & Priority Lesson

    Medtronic Corevalve v. Edwards Lifesciences – Family & Priority Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1117 (Prost, Plager, Taranto) Thoughtful patent family planning can maximize protection of a disclosure across jurisdictions, time, and differing aspects of inventiveness and commercial importance. To build strong patent…
  • May 13

    In re Packard – Claim Drafting and Prosecution Lesson

    In re Packard – Claim Drafting and Prosecution Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1204 (O’Malley, Plager, Taranto) Going meta, the Federal circuit seeks to make more definite the standard for indefiniteness before the USPTO in In re Packard. The per curiam opinion offers some modest guidance for…
Rank this Week: 4757

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Sep 16

    URS – ICANN Offers Uniform Rapid Suspension against Cybersquatter

    URS – ICANN Offers Uniform Rapid Suspension against Cybersquatter
    I have written several times about ICANN’s longstanding Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). This post discusses a more recent way to thwart some cybersquatters, namely, URS – Uniform Rapid Suspension. According…
  • Sep 5

    LLCs: Why an Operating Agreement is Important

    LLCs: Why an Operating Agreement is Important
    This post discusses why an operating agreement is important for every limited liability company (LLC). It expands upon an answer I provided on Quora several months ago. (See In simple terms, why are operating agreements important?) An…
  • Aug 25

    Browsewrap Agreements Must Be Brought to Users’ Attention

    Browsewrap Agreements Must Be Brought to Users’ Attention
    In Online Terms can be Binding, even if You don’t have to Click!, I compared the enforceability of clickwrap and browsewrap agreements. This post discusses Nguyen v. Barnes & Noble, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth…
Rank this Week: 1410

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Sep 16

    Proposed IP Matter Management Invention Disclosure Scheme

    Proposed IP Matter Management Invention Disclosure Scheme
    I recently received a note form an in-house counsel asking for feedback on a proposed standard for invention disclosures.  This is an offshoot of LEDES (www.ledes.org) by representatives from universities, law firms, companies, and…
  • May 19

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance
    Last chance to register for a free webinar is available on the new US Patent & Trademark Office Guidelines. When:                 This Wednesday, May 21st from 1pm – 2pm…
  • May 19

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance
    Last chance to register for a free webinar is available on the new US Patent & Trademark Office Guidelines. When:                 This Wednesday, May 21st from 1pm – 2pm…
Rank this Week: 633

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Sep 16

    Infringement reversed based on court’s new language after jury trial

    Infringement reversed based on court’s new language after jury trial
    In litigation, a court construes the requirements of a patent claim and instructs the jury on what the claims require for infringement. The jury must follow these instructions to decide if the defendant has infringed the patent claims at…
  • Sep 4

    SCOTUS reduces liability for indirect patent infringement

    SCOTUS reduces liability for indirect patent infringement
    The scope of patent protection of a patent is defined by the claims.  Ideally, the claims should be written in a variety of ways so that different entities along the distribution channel can be identified as direct infringers. …
  • Aug 28

    Courts encourage clarity at USPTO to combat patent troll

    Courts encourage clarity at USPTO to combat patent troll
    Recently, there has been a push for clarity in patents because non-practicing entities and patent trolls have been accused of taking patents with ambiguous claim terms and construing those ambiguous terms to cover things beyond what is…
Rank this Week: 2744