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Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

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

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Oct 23

    Four Fair Use Takeaways from Cambridge University Press v. Patton

    Four Fair Use Takeaways from Cambridge University Press v. Patton
    The most important educational copyright and fair use case in recent memory (mine, at least) was decided by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals last week. The case, Cambridge University Press v. Patton, challenged Georgia State…
  • Oct 20

    POODLE and the fundamental market failure of browser security

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

    On the value of encrypting your phone

    On the value of encrypting your phone
    This is a true story. Yesterday my phone crashed, and it wouldn’t reboot. Actually it would do nothing but reboot, over and over, with a seemingly different error message every time. I tried all of the tricks available to a technically…
Rank this Week: 146

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

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

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Oct 23

    “TOM’S CREAN ALE” Trademark Publishes—Seems No Connection to Hoosier Hero.

    “TOM’S CREAN ALE” Trademark Publishes—Seems No Connection to Hoosier Hero.
      Edit 10/23/2014 @ 6:20pm PST: Okay, so there’s an explorer guy named Tom Crean (who evidently also loved puppies)—and it looks like this business is very careful about its label-based branding, nodding to the…
  • Oct 15

    New Rogue Lawsuit: Rogue v. Gone Rogue Pub – Filed October 14, 2014

    New Rogue Lawsuit: Rogue v. Gone Rogue Pub – Filed October 14, 2014
    A brief interruption to our dormant commerce clause constitutional beer law nerd-out, to bring you some breaking brewery trademark news. Rogue may have settled one trademark lawsuit, but yesterday they entered another. Bummer. The case…
  • Oct 13

    WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT INDIANA’S PROBLEMATIC BEER REGULATIONS – PART 2 OF 4.

    WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT INDIANA’S PROBLEMATIC BEER REGULATIONS – PART 2 OF 4.
    Back to our regularly-scheduled programming. In our last content post, we promised an exploration of problems with protectionist legislation. In other words, laws that help in-staters while hurting out-of-staters, and why it’s no good…
Rank this Week: 2012

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Oct 23

    Legal guide for organic food exports to China

    Legal guide for organic food exports to China
    In 1973 on arrival in Beijing Gough Whitlam became the first Australian Prime Minister to visit China while in office. The personal, political and trade relations that followed are extraordinary.
  • Oct 23

    4 market entry options for trade in China

    4 market entry options for trade in China
    Choosing the right business structure for trade in China depends on many factors, including the nature of the product and the market in which it will be sold. There are four basic models. Working with lawyers and other professionals fluent…
  • Oct 22

    Doing business in Chinese the Zuckerberg way

    Doing business in Chinese the Zuckerberg way
    Yesterday, CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg spoke in Chinese to university students in China without any need for an interpreter. Zuckerberg, referred to by the host as “马克”  (ie the Mandarin translation for…
Rank this Week: 380

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
Rank this Week: 1712

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

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

    The Number of U.S. Patents In Force

    The Number of U.S. Patents In Force
    by Dennis Crouch The chart above shows the number of patents in-force at any given point over the past forty years.  Each bar represents a snapshot taken on January 1* of the stated year and totals-up the number of issued but…
  • Oct 23

    Upcoming Events and Recent Job Posting

    Upcoming Events and Recent Job Posting
    HOUSTON: November 5, 2014 – One night only. I will be delivering the University of Houston’s IPIL Annual Fall Lecture at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston (Sponsored by the Katz Foundation). My talk will be on incentives…
  • Oct 22

    Sorting Out Sections 284 and 285

    Sorting Out Sections 284 and 285
    By Jason Rantanen Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014) Halo v Pulse Panel: Lourie (author), O’Malley (concurring opinion), Hughes (joining concurrence) This opinions contains two important parts: a…
Rank this Week: 135

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 57

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Oct 23

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Lilly Sues Alleging Infringement of ALIMTA.

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Lilly Sues Alleging Infringement of ALIMTA.
    Indianapolis, Indiana - An Indiana patent attorney for Eli Lilly and Company of Indianapolis, Indiana ("Lilly") and The Trustees of Princeton University of Princeton, New Jersey ("Princeton") filed a patent infringement complaint in the…
  • Oct 22

    Indiana Patent Litigation: PHD Sues DE-STA-CO for Patent Infringement

    Indiana Patent Litigation: PHD Sues DE-STA-CO for Patent Infringement
    Fort Wayne, Indiana - Indiana patent attorneys for PHD, Inc. of Fort Wayne, Indiana filed an intellectual property complaint in the Northern District of Indiana alleging that DE-STA-CO of Auburn Hills, Michigan infringed its patent on the…
  • Oct 20

    Indiana Cyberpiracy Litigation: Burns Rent-Alls Sues Aays Rent-All and Michael Sharp

    Indiana Cyberpiracy Litigation: Burns Rent-Alls Sues Aays Rent-All and Michael Sharp
    South Bend, Indiana - An Indiana intellectual property attorney for Burns Rent-Alls, Inc. of Mishawaka, Indiana filed a cyberpiracy lawsuit in the Northern District of Indiana alleging that Michael Sharpe and Aays Rent-All Co., Inc., also of…
Rank this Week: 260

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: 341

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Oct 23

    What exactly does Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding Look Like?

    What exactly does Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding Look Like?
    As you probably read, the Texas Securities Board approved intrastate crowdfunding yesterday without limiting it to accredited investors.  You can read the rules here. For those wanting to issue equity through intrastate…
  • Oct 8

    Former FTC Regional Director and Court of Appeals Justice Answers What To Do When the FTC Investigate

    Former FTC Regional Director and Court of Appeals Justice Answers What To Do When the FTC Investigate
    We like to give you information that helps you stay off the radar of the Federal Trade Commission with posts like this, this, this, this, this and this.  But, what do you do if the FTC does investigate?  I asked newly-minted Gray…
  • Sep 30

    Lawyers Fighting Over Domain Names Never Looks Good

    Lawyers Fighting Over Domain Names Never Looks Good
    Law360 reported that two competing DUI defense lawyers are fighting over the domain name www.dontblow.com (article here, but subscription required).  Well-known DUI attorney Tyler Flood is the plaintiff.  He has been using the…
Rank this Week: 2051

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Oct 23

    What exactly does Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding Look Like?

    What exactly does Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding Look Like?
    As you probably read, the Texas Securities Board approved intrastate crowdfunding yesterday without limiting it to accredited investors.  You can read the rules here. For those wanting to issue equity through intrastate…
  • Oct 8

    Former FTC Regional Director and Court of Appeals Justice Answers What To Do When the FTC Investigate

    Former FTC Regional Director and Court of Appeals Justice Answers What To Do When the FTC Investigate
    We like to give you information that helps you stay off the radar of the Federal Trade Commission with posts like this, this, this, this, this and this.  But, what do you do if the FTC does investigate?  I asked newly-minted Gray…
  • Sep 30

    Lawyers Fighting Over Domain Names Never Looks Good

    Lawyers Fighting Over Domain Names Never Looks Good
    Law360 reported that two competing DUI defense lawyers are fighting over the domain name www.dontblow.com (article here, but subscription required).  Well-known DUI attorney Tyler Flood is the plaintiff.  He has been using the…
Rank this Week: 1705

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: 902

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Oct 23

    Disney, DreamWorks and Other Hollywood Studios Named in Two Additional Antitrust Class Action

    Disney, DreamWorks and Other Hollywood Studios Named in Two Additional Antitrust Class Action
    Following a very successful year in the wake of Frozen and other blockbuster hits, multiple Hollywood Studios have been named in several antitrust class actions. As I discussed in my blog entry of September 30, Plaintiff Robert Nitsch filed…
  • Oct 17

    New Lawsuit Alleges Minor League Salaries Fail to Meet Minimum Wage

    New Lawsuit Alleges Minor League Salaries Fail to Meet Minimum Wage
    In the latest chapter of what has been a landmark year in sports law, several current and former minor league baseball players have filed a class action and collective action lawsuit against Major League Baseball (“MLB”) and all…
  • Oct 14

    FI&C Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

    FI&C Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
    Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. is pleased to announce that Charles Faruki, Jeff Ireland and Ron Raether were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  See Press Release.
Rank this Week: 3271

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Oct 23

    Disney, DreamWorks and Other Hollywood Studios Named in Two Additional Antitrust Class Action

    Disney, DreamWorks and Other Hollywood Studios Named in Two Additional Antitrust Class Action
    Following a very successful year in the wake of Frozen and other blockbuster hits, multiple Hollywood Studios have been named in several antitrust class actions. As I discussed in my blog entry of September 30, Plaintiff Robert Nitsch filed…
  • Oct 17

    New Lawsuit Alleges Minor League Salaries Fail to Meet Minimum Wage

    New Lawsuit Alleges Minor League Salaries Fail to Meet Minimum Wage
    In the latest chapter of what has been a landmark year in sports law, several current and former minor league baseball players have filed a class action and collective action lawsuit against Major League Baseball (“MLB”) and all…
  • Oct 14

    FI&C Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

    FI&C Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
    Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. is pleased to announce that Charles Faruki, Jeff Ireland and Ron Raether were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  See Press Release.
Rank this Week: 2029

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Oct 23

    3 Count: Snippet Skirmish

    3 Count: Snippet Skirmish
    German publishers back down over Google's snippets, hospital patient sues over viral photo and photographer has life work posted on The Pirate Bay.
  • Oct 22

    Will Google Get it Right This Time?

    Will Google Get it Right This Time?
    Google has announced new piracy-fighting steps. However, content creators are skeptical about the impact and you likely should too.
  • Oct 22

    3 Count: Long Road

    3 Count: Long Road
    Oracle says Rimini Street hasn't changed its ways, Getty says it has changed it tactics and Voltage Pictures wants to target Australian pirates.
Rank this Week: 527

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Oct 23

    They Invented What? (No. 241)

    They Invented What? (No. 241)
    U.S. Patent No. D250,901:  Toy figure. JW Note:  A spooky TIW? in view of the upcoming Halloween holiday.  Hat tip to the Creepy IP series at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The ornamental design for a toy figure,…
  • Oct 10

    A Statue for Toulmin.

    A Statue for Toulmin.
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:   In the small city of Springfield, Ohio, now stands an 8-foot statue dedicated to the Wright Brother’s patent attorney, Harry…
  • Aug 4

    They Invented What? (No. 240)

    They Invented What? (No. 240)
    U.S. Patent No. 8,609,158:  Diane’s manna. JW Note:  Thanks to Guy L. for bringing this patent to our attention.  Guy tells us that his favorite quotes also include: Column 1, Line 24: “Exhibit G has a combination…
Rank this Week: 1446

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
  • Oct 23

    MBBP Supports MA Colleges and Universities in MITEF ‘Beantown Throwdown’

    MBBP Supports MA Colleges and Universities in MITEF ‘Beantown Throwdown’
    MBBP joins MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge and CHEN PR in hosting the upcoming Beantown Throwdown in November.  Students from top colleges and universities in Massachusetts will pitch off their innovative ideas for start-up…
  • Oct 22

    Forum Selection Clauses – From MBBP’s M&A Today

    Forum Selection Clauses – From MBBP’s M&A Today
    In City of Providence v. First Citizens Bancshares, Inc. decided in September 2014, the Delaware Court of Chancery analyzed a forum selection provision contained in a company’s by-laws and granted the defendant’s motions to…
  • Oct 21

    MBBP Client Named to BBJ and MHT 2014 Innovation All-Stars List

    MBBP Client Named to BBJ and MHT 2014 Innovation All-Stars List
    This month, the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech have published the list of 2014 Innovation All-Stars .  This year, two individuals and 15 companies will be honored. Among the companies named is…
Rank this Week: 1584

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    These Shoes are Made for Freely Walking: Copyright Protection & Free Movement of Good

    These Shoes are Made for Freely Walking: Copyright Protection & Free Movement of Good
    With this post we are staying with on the topic of shoes and copyright, already discussed here and here, but this recent case from the commercial division of the French Cour de Cassationalso raised some European Union (EU) and Berne…
  • Oct 23

    Arnold J orders biggest website blocking to date

    Arnold J orders biggest website blocking to date
    Fabio pictured while wonderingabout the implementation costsof the blocking order just issued against himFollowing last week's judgment in Cartier v BSkyB [here, a case concerning the possibility of requiring internet service…
  • Oct 23

    Artjunkie snatched from the jaws of villainy, but no happy ending

    Artjunkie snatched from the jaws of villainy, but no happy ending
    It's unusual for the IPKat to feel disappointed when the party in the right emerges from court as the victor, but here's a case in point: Alison J. Hendrick v Tony Knight (O-323-14), a decision of Appointed Person Geoffrey Hobbs QC back…
Rank this Week: 87

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Out of Pocket Costs for Over The Top Applications Like Standalone HBO

    Out of Pocket Costs for Over The Top Applications Like Standalone HBO
                When one accesses HBO via cable television and other multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs”), the subscription price covers both content and conduit. …
  • Oct 16

    Presentation on Sports Telecommunications Issue

    Presentation on Sports Telecommunications Issue
          In the last few days there have been several significant developments in the IPTV and sports/entertainment marketplace.  The FCC may treat Over the Top video programmers as multichannel video programming…
  • Oct 15

    HBO and Extreme Disintermediation

    HBO and Extreme Disintermediation
          HBO announced today its intention to offer access to its content via the Internet without proof of a cable or satellite television subscription.  See http://time.com/3510434/hbo-online-streaming/. …
Rank this Week: 4517

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Oct 23

    America the Beautiful 3: Oversexualization of Our Youth – Interview with Director Darryl Robert

    America the Beautiful 3: Oversexualization of Our Youth – Interview with Director Darryl Robert
    The third installment of the documentary series America the Beautiful sharply questions the highly sexualized media we consume and how deeply it affects our youth. Award-winning director Darryl Roberts teams up with industry experts to delve…
  • Oct 21

    Where to Bring Suit in Internet Defamation Case

    Where to Bring Suit in Internet Defamation Case
    As evidenced by case law, personal jurisdiction in internet cases is a malleable and evolving concept. Some courts believe that committing a defamatory statement via the worldwide web is sufficient to confer jurisdiction in any state where…
  • Oct 20

    Movie Review: ‘Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’

    Movie Review: ‘Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’
    For me at least, there is a direct correlation between my enjoyment of a film and the amount of time I think about a film after I’ve left the theatre. This usually manifests itself in time spent uselessly devouring trivia on IMDB and…
Rank this Week: 3164

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
Rank this Week: 1534

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Oct 23

    Patent Trolls are NOT the Biggest Barrier to Innovation

    Patent Trolls are NOT the Biggest Barrier to Innovation
    This survey shows what those in the industry have long known — patent trolls and the need for patent reform are NOT the biggest problems facing the high tech industry in the United States. In fact, 92% of respondents feel that there are…
  • Oct 23

    Caterpillar Patents: Automated Bulldozers, Hydraulics and Energy Efficient Vehicle

    Caterpillar Patents: Automated Bulldozers, Hydraulics and Energy Efficient Vehicle
    Caterpillar holds a respectable patent portfolio and has some strong intellectual property holdings in the field of industrial equipment. In 2013, the company earned 332 patents, an increase of 4.1 percent over the number of patents earned by…
  • Oct 22

    Skin Care Dominates P&G Recent Patents and Filing

    Skin Care Dominates P&G Recent Patents and Filing
    P&G is a company well-known for its extensive lineup of personal care products, and many of its brands are found on the shelves of retail stores and pharmacies all over the world. The company has achieved varying levels of success since…
Rank this Week: 396

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Patent Trolls are NOT the Biggest Barrier to Innovation

    Patent Trolls are NOT the Biggest Barrier to Innovation
    This survey shows what those in the industry have long known — patent trolls and the need for patent reform are NOT the biggest problems facing the high tech industry in the United States. In fact, 92% of respondents feel that there are…
  • Oct 23

    Caterpillar Patents: Automated Bulldozers, Hydraulics and Energy Efficient Vehicle

    Caterpillar Patents: Automated Bulldozers, Hydraulics and Energy Efficient Vehicle
    Caterpillar holds a respectable patent portfolio and has some strong intellectual property holdings in the field of industrial equipment. In 2013, the company earned 332 patents, an increase of 4.1 percent over the number of patents earned by…
  • Oct 22

    Skin Care Dominates P&G Recent Patents and Filing

    Skin Care Dominates P&G Recent Patents and Filing
    P&G is a company well-known for its extensive lineup of personal care products, and many of its brands are found on the shelves of retail stores and pharmacies all over the world. The company has achieved varying levels of success since…
Rank this Week: 2644

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Funny How? Frankie Carbone Sues The Simpson

    Funny How? Frankie Carbone Sues The Simpson
    Actor Frank Sivero has filed a lawsuit against the creators of “The Simpsons,” alleging that Louie, a minor character in the hit cartoon series, is based on his interpretation of the character Frankie Carbone in the 1990 mobster…
  • Oct 8

    What can paralegals do to improve their chances of working at a law firm they want to work at?

    What can paralegals do to improve their chances of working at a law firm they want to work at?
    Conduct some research on the firm at which you seek employment. Some of what you would be asked to do when you are working for a law firm is conduct factual, and legal research. Demonstrating that ability at an interview is impressive.…
  • Oct 6

    Same Sex Marriage Coming to 11 More State

    Same Sex Marriage Coming to 11 More State
    This morning, there was a subtle, but very influential set of rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court today which will have the practical effect of legalizing same sex marriage in five states and opening a path for legalization to a total of eleven…
Rank this Week: 811

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 23

    Free Music in a Capitalist Society

    Free Music in a Capitalist Society
    In a keynote speech that ranges from his early utopian community days with the Stooges to BitTorrent and Kim Dotcom, Iggy Pop shows he is still as with it and still as relevant as ever. Pop talks about the music business, then and now, and…
  • Oct 20

    Art & Law in Chicago

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

    Compare and Contrast Approaches to the DMCA

    Compare and Contrast Approaches to the DMCA
    Mike Masnick at Techdirt published two stories this past week that give an interesting comparison in approaches to handling DMCA takedown notices. First, Google came out with its "how we fighr piracy" report. As Masnick notes, there's not…
Rank this Week: 588

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group…

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group Blog

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.sriplaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Why we dismissed our case against Getty Image

    Why we dismissed our case against Getty Image
    On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, our firm dismissed the case against Getty Images.  The dismissal was in response to a “Covenant Not to Sue” that Getty Images provided to our firm that says that, contrary to their first…
  • Aug 20

    Why we sued Getty Image

    Why we sued Getty Image
    On August 20, 2014, our firm filed a lawsuit on our own behalf against Getty Images, Inc.  Why did we do it?  Here is why. On July 1, 2014, our firm received an unsigned letter from Getty Images Inc. that claimed unauthorized…
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court confirms validity of software patent

    Supreme Court confirms validity of software patent
    The Supreme Court’s decision invalidating a software patent for a process that lessens settlement risk for trades of financial instruments in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l might not jump out as a win for software…
Rank this Week: 2470

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Oct 23

    ED Texas Affirmance rates at Federal Circuit

    ED Texas Affirmance rates at Federal Circuit
    CAFC Judge Timothy Dyk is putting up some interesting statistics on reversal rates for the district on the panel that is up right now. He shows the stats for the year thus far as 38% reversal on mandamus - up...
  • Oct 22

    Captain Of The Patent Rocket Docket: Judge Leonard Davis - Law360 article

    Captain Of The Patent Rocket Docket: Judge Leonard Davis - Law360 article
    Good article in today's Law360 Captain Of The Patent Rocket Docket: Judge Leonard Davis about our chief.…
  • Oct 22

    Paul Brown Courthouse Naming Ceremony

    Paul Brown Courthouse Naming Ceremony
    Great morning in Sherman watching the federal courthouse be formally renamed for the late U.S. District Judge Paul Brown. In a sign of the collegiality among the local bench, every sitting and senior district judge and all magistrate judges…
Rank this Week: 189

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    How would a corporation run a country?

    How would a corporation run a country?
    - Aaron Keller, Managing Principal, Capsule In a recent meeting, someone dropped a forecast on the table stating that Google was on track, in five years, to become the world’s first trillion dollar company (currently they are $382 B).…
  • Oct 22

    Lessons from Improv Class for the Law Firm

    Lessons from Improv Class for the Law Firm
    This month, the greater downtown Minneapolis community is welcoming the Brave New Workshop Student Union to the neighborhood.  Until just a few weeks ago, the improvisational comedy school convened classes at the Brave New…
  • Oct 21

    I DON’T GET IT

    I DON’T GET IT
    - Abby V. Reiner, Brand Director, Wounded Warrior Project The more people understand the depth of meaning and enormous value a so-called “simple logo” has to a non-profit organization and the people it serves, the fewer…
Rank this Week: 206

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 1001

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

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

    Domestic Contract For Foreign Manufacture and Delivery Not An Infringing Act

    Domestic Contract For Foreign Manufacture and Delivery Not An Infringing Act
    The court granted defendants' motion for summary judgment of noninfringement of plaintiff's image sensor patents because the accused wafers were not sold in the U.S. "[A]t most, the evidence shows that [defendants'] entities engaged in…
  • Oct 22

    Conflicting Claim Constructions by District Court and PTAB No Basis for Interlocutory Appeal

    Conflicting Claim Constructions by District Court and PTAB No Basis for Interlocutory Appeal
    The court denied plaintiff's motion to certify for interlocutory appeal the court's claim construction where the PTAB construed certain claim terms differently. "In this case, there have been different decisions on the same contested issue by…
  • Oct 21

    Plaintiff’s Communications With Internal Counsel Presumptively Not Privileged

    Plaintiff’s Communications With Internal Counsel Presumptively Not Privileged
    The court granted defendant's motion to compel documents withheld as privileged. "[T]he established policies underlying the work product doctrine require that the phrase 'in anticipation of litigation' . . . be limited, with respect to…
Rank this Week: 474

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Oct 23

    Has Alice Really Changed The §101 Standard for Patentability of Business Method Claims?

    Has Alice Really Changed The §101 Standard for Patentability of Business Method Claims?
    In the latest Supreme Court case on patentability under §35 U.S.C. 101, Alice Corp. Pty v. CLS Bank Int’l. (“Alice”), the Court addressed business method patent issues, finding that the claims at issue for mitigating…
  • Oct 21

    Service of Discovery Also Subject to New Deadline in Delaware Federal Court

    Service of Discovery Also Subject to New Deadline in Delaware Federal Court
    We previously posted on the new deadline of 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time for all filings other than initial pleadings in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. On October 15, 2014, Chief Judge Leonard Stark of the District of…
  • Oct 14

    Put Away that Midnight Oil: New Rule in the District of Delaware

    Put Away that Midnight Oil: New Rule in the District of Delaware
    On October 2, 2014, Chief Judge Leonard Stark of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware announced a new deadline of 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time for all filings other than initial pleadings. As of October 16, 2014, “[a]side from…
Rank this Week: 867

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Let My Copyright Go: The 3D Michaelangelo

    Let My Copyright Go: The 3D Michaelangelo
       Michelangelo's original                           3D copy Dear Rich: I’m part of the open source 3D printer community and this question was posted to a…
  • Oct 22

    Can We Download News Clips to Use Within Our TV Show?

    Can We Download News Clips to Use Within Our TV Show?
    Dear Rich: We produce a nationally distributed television program for a client based on crime incidents reported in local media. After reading your article, my client claims that it is totally legal to download copyrighted television news…
  • Oct 21

    Can I Sell Clothing Made From Copyrighted Fabric?

    Can I Sell Clothing Made From Copyrighted Fabric?
    ilk fabric weaving circa 1914Dear Rich: This question pertains to copyright images on fabric bought from the store. There have been a lot of questions regarding this because of crafter's listings being taken down from Etsy. I believe the ones…
Rank this Week: 1215

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

Discusses legal and policy issues in the software freedom community, with occasional interviews. By Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler.

http://faif.us/
  • Oct 23

    0x5A: Gamergate's Free Software Connection

    0x5A: Gamergate's Free Software Connection
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Karen asked if Bradley had heard of the Gamergate situation. (01:30) Matthew Garrett wrote a blog post regarding this topic entitled Actions have consequences (or: why I'm not fixing Intel's…
  • Oct 9

    0x4F: Linus Torvalds' Comments at DebConf 2014

    0x4F: Linus Torvalds' Comments at DebConf 2014
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Bradley and Karen discuss the Q&A with Linus Torvalds at DebConf 2014 in Portland, OR on 29 August 2014. (01:09) Segment 1 (04:30) Ryan Lortie asked about an offensive public…
  • Sep 23

    0x4E: IRS Refusal Redux

    0x4E: IRS Refusal Redux
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:34) Bradley mentioned the 501(c)(3) vs. 501(c)(6) difference came up on FaiF 0x41. (03:35) Bradley mentioned that in 501(c)(3) status from the IRS is based on receiving some status governed by…
Rank this Week: 4814

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Oct 23

    Protecting Slogans With Trademarks (Infographic)

    Protecting Slogans With Trademarks (Infographic)
    Millions of dollars are spent every year in slogan development and promotion. Federal trademark protection may be applied for to secure these valuable investments, but slogans are only federally registrable if they identify the source of…
  • Oct 22

    Revisiting Reebok’s Rebrand and Converse’s Trademark Infringement Case

    Revisiting Reebok’s Rebrand and Converse’s Trademark Infringement Case
    Back in March, we wrote about Adidas’s attempt to rebrand Reebok with a new focus on fitness. Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that a group of investors including Jynwel Capital and funds with ties to the government…
  • Oct 21

    Weak Trademark? You May Still Make the Practice Squad

    Weak Trademark? You May Still Make the Practice Squad
    The strength of a football player can be categorized in three groups. The strongest players make it on a NFL team’s roster as starters or backups. Weaker players are relegated to a team’s practice squad. The weakest players…
Rank this Week: 1254

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Oct 23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-22
    Judge refuses to deport person who exposed potential cyber attacks on US nuclear facilities http://t.co/0RIfwXSxGa – very scary facts -> RT @UK_Lawyers: Facebook Sues DLA Piper http://t.co/taucUDzAyr via @atlblog #lawsuit…
  • Oct 22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-21
    Court orders preliminary discovery of source code – News & Policy – Australian Copyright Council http://t.co/1tvAWPj3t3 -> Did corporate Canada kill anti-patent trolling law in Canada? http://t.co/KNPjuQRLqP -> Creation…
  • Oct 21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-20
    Cambridge, Oxford, Sage v GSU Appeals court overturns finding of fair use http://t.co/QF45fOhUbQ -> Negative online reviews can lead to threats of legal action from targeted businesses http://t.co/HtNAiZqizF -> How foreign online…
Rank this Week: 1059

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Oct 23

    2014 Trademark Expo – a photo journal

    2014 Trademark Expo – a photo journal
    Last week, I visited the USPTO’s National Trademark Expo. I had a great time visiting with exhibitors, USPTO staff, and friends. Full disclosure: I have represented three of the exhibitors in trademark matters before the USPTO: Volcom,…
  • Oct 22

    Why an attorney is a good investment when filing a USPTO trademark application: A case study

    Why an attorney is a good investment when filing a USPTO trademark application: A case study
    Earlier this month, someone filed a new application to register this trademark. The application (Serial Number 86411556) is likely to be refused for a variety of reasons. The application appears to have been filed without an attorney. Here…
  • Oct 21

    Love it or leave it: New Nashville Sounds logo

    Love it or leave it: New Nashville Sounds logo
    The Nashville Sounds are a minor league baseball team. This month, they unveiled a new logo. The new logo is great. Why? It is simple, it is unique. It is suggestive — the “N” font is reminiscent of music.  The…
Rank this Week: 1715

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

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

    More copyright creation opportunities for women? Not if they are film directors in Europe

    More copyright creation opportunities for women? Not if they are film directors in Europe
    The European Audiovisual Observatory has been at it again.  This time it has published Female directors in European films, which it describes as a "first-of-its-kind pan-European analysis of films by female directors". This slender (61…
  • Oct 23

    How to heal a Broken-Heart … under the Enforcement Directive

    How to heal a Broken-Heart … under the Enforcement Directive
    Dorothea ThompsonFor a select few, the recent damages assessment in Henderson v All Around The World Recordings may provide an excuse to reminisce about the ‘glory’ of late-noughties Bassline music. For everyone else, it provides…
  • Oct 23

    United Arab Emirates sign up for more copyright treatie

    United Arab Emirates sign up for more copyright treatie
    The United Arab Emirates have been busily upgrading their copyright commitments. Only a couple of months ago we reported that the UAE had renewed its Berne Convention relaxations (here). But now the Emirates have opted to sign up for WIPO's…
Rank this Week: 1511

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    TTAB TEST: Is "BLENDS" Merely Descriptive of Wine Marketing Services?

    TTAB TEST: Is "BLENDS" Merely Descriptive of Wine Marketing Services?
    The USPTO refused registration of the marks BLENDS and BLENDS, INC., in standard character form, for "marketing, advertising and promoting the sale of wine." The word "blends" is descriptive of wine, but does it describe applicant's services?…
  • Oct 22

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Four Mere Descriptiveness Appeal

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Four Mere Descriptiveness Appeal
    Here are four recent appeals from mere descriptiveness refusals under Section 2(e)(1). Let's see how you do with them, keeping in mind that, by my estimation, the Board affirms more than 80% of these refusals. [Answers in first comment].In…
  • Oct 21

    TTAB TEST: Are AirREX and AIRTECH Confusable for Vehicle Suspension Springs?

    TTAB TEST: Are AirREX and AIRTECH Confusable for Vehicle Suspension Springs?
    Turkish company Aktas opposed Taiwan's Pin Hsiu Rubber's application to register the mark AirREX in the design form shown below, for, inter alia, "air springs for vehicle suspension components for cushioning driver's seats and cabs," claiming…
Rank this Week: 234

Jackson White Intellectual…

Jackson White Intellectual Property Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-ip-attorney/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Disney Opposes Deadmau5 in Trademark Battle

    Disney Opposes Deadmau5 in Trademark Battle
    Mickey Mouse has been an icon since 1928, but a possible trademark has The Walt Disney Co. concerned for their mouse friend. The Walk Disney Co. is asking the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to refuse a trademark filed byThe post Disney…
  • Oct 21

    Celebs Seek Copyright Justice for Leaked Nude Photo

    Celebs Seek Copyright Justice for Leaked Nude Photo
    It’s no surprise that celebrities have their private business made public more than the rest of the population. For some, this private business includes nude photos. Stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were two of many…
  • Oct 16

    ALS Association Wants Trademark Rights to ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

    ALS Association Wants Trademark Rights to ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’
    Lately, individuals have not been able to open their social media accounts without witnessing another ALS ice bucket challenge. It seems everyone is participating. In fact, with the help of the challenge, the ALS Association has been able to…
Rank this Week: 3339

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

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

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Serial Petitioner Update: 15 is Not the Charm

    Serial Petitioner Update: 15 is Not the Charm
    More from our "Mother May I" file We have reported regularly on the plight of an applicant who has been denied 14 times in his efforts to get the FCC to grant the same two sets of applications. Given our previous attention to this, we would…
  • Oct 20

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

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

    FCC Further Tweaks Signal Booster Rule

    FCC Further Tweaks Signal Booster Rule
    Some rules relaxed while measures added to prevent interference to wireless networks  Back in early 2013, the FCC took steps to help consumers deal with the dreaded cell phone phenomenon of dead spots by allowing the use of private…
Rank this Week: 1837

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Oct 22

    Third Quarter Venture Funding Declines 27% from Second Quarter

    Third Quarter Venture Funding Declines 27% from Second Quarter
    By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for the third quarter of 2014.…
  • Oct 21

    AntiCancer, Inc. v. Pfizer, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    AntiCancer, Inc. v. Pfizer, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    By Andrew Williams -- Anyone that has been monitoring the outcome of district court cases recently will be aware of the perils of not including sufficient information, or not timely supplementing, preliminary infringement or invalidity…
  • Oct 20

    The Indefiniteness of What is "Routine, Well-understood and Conventional" in Assessing Patent Eligibility of Diagnostic Method Claim

    The Indefiniteness of What is "Routine, Well-understood and Conventional" in Assessing Patent Eligibility of Diagnostic Method Claim
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Castigating the Supreme Court, at least in patent circles, has become as prevalent as the Court's forays into patent law have been to overrule the Federal Circuit. While even those who give the Court the benefit of the…
Rank this Week: 90

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Oct 22

    Sittenwidrige Kurven im europäischen Markenrecht

    Sittenwidrige Kurven im europäischen Markenrecht
    Marken können innerhalb der Europä­ischen Union (EU) als so genannte Gemeinschafts­marken mit einer einzigen Hinterlegung in allen EU-Mitgliedstaaten geschützt werden, was Geld und Zeit spart. Dabei geht leider oftmals…
  • Oct 21

    Überwachung durch NSA & Co.: Risiko «UPC Cablecom»?

    Überwachung durch NSA & Co.: Risiko «UPC Cablecom»?
    Am 29. Januar 2014 beschloss der Bundesrat aufgrund der Enthüllungen von Whistleblower Edward Snowden Massnahmen zum Schutz seiner Informations- und Kommunikations­technik (IKT). So sollen kritische IKT-Infrastrukturen aus…
  • Oct 16

    TEDxZurich 2014 live per Internet-Streaming

    TEDxZurich 2014 live per Internet-Streaming
    Heute Freitag, 17. Oktober 2014 findet wie angekündigt zum fünften Mal die TEDxZurich-Konferenz in Zürich statt. Hochkarätige Künstler, Visionäre und Wissenschaftler werden ihre «ideas worth…
Rank this Week: 3443

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Oct 22

    Enter the Cockroach, Stage Left

    Enter the Cockroach, Stage Left
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: My artist has an O-1 visa which expires in April 2015. We want to add a new engagement in May 2015. Can we just file for a “visa extension” or do we have to file…
  • Oct 8

    Bring Out Your Dead!

    Bring Out Your Dead!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: Many years ago I hired an attorney to create an LLC for me, but I wound up never using it. Recently, I was presented with another business opportunity, but I’d like to…
  • Oct 1

    Plan On It!

    Plan On It!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.     We booked a tour for a folk/rock group that will be touring the US for the first time. It took a lot longer to get their visas approved because US Immigration kept asking for unreasonable things…
Rank this Week: 2229

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 1581

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Oct 22

    Weight as Volume as Displacement of Space

    Weight as Volume as Displacement of Space
    A brilliant, young sculptor has just arrived in Seattle. Her name is Francesca Lohmann. I saw these pieces at the Vignette gallery this evening on Yale Avenue in Capitol Hill. What a talent. The small-scale "sandbags" (I'll call…
  • Oct 16

    Changing the rules for who is allowed to invest in startup

    Changing the rules for who is allowed to invest in startup
    By now, you've probably heard that the SEC is considering making changes to the accredited investor definition. The definition is important to entrepreneurs, angel investors, and the startups they work on together, because it defines the…
  • Jun 25

    Where I've been

    Where I've been
    Friends, I want to thank you for all the support you've given this blog over the past three or four years. It's been a good run. Two or three years ago, I started blogging every day, and that was the...
Rank this Week: 1267

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Oct 22

    Inequitable conduct defense successful despite high standard

    Inequitable conduct defense successful despite high standard
    Inequitable conduct is a defense to patent infringement to avoid liability for patent infringement.  However, inequitable conduct also offers a way to introduce unfavorable facts about the patent owner, inventors, etc. to paint the…
  • Oct 16

    Uncorrected USPTO mistakes in a patent cuts off past damage

    Uncorrected USPTO mistakes in a patent cuts off past damage
    Immediately after issuance of a patent, it is useful to check that the claims are accurately printed on the patent.  The USPTO uses character recognition software which sometimes results in inconsistencies in the claims.  The…
  • Oct 1

    Attacking patent claims as indefinite made easier

    Attacking patent claims as indefinite made easier
    In Interval Licensing, LLC v. AOL, Inc. (Fed. Cir. Sept. 10, 2014), the Federal Circuit invalidated a patent claim as being indefinite under a new standard set forth by the Supreme Court of the United States in Biosig v. Nautilus (S. Ct.…
Rank this Week: 1834