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IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    Something to read this end-of-year break? Here are a couple of new title

    Something to read this end-of-year break? Here are a couple of new title
    Legal Innovations In Asia: Judicial Lawmaking and the Influence of Comparative Law, edited by John O. Haley (Affiliate Professor of Law, University of Washington, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University, among other things) and Toshiko…
  • Nov 27

    Aldi and the likelihood of consumer confusion: a lesson in self-interest

    Aldi and the likelihood of consumer confusion: a lesson in self-interest
    Sadly this Kat, as is well known to readers of this weblog, is not the world's most talented modern linguist. Accordingly he will occasionally grapple with a foreign language text but generally in order to be baffled by it. However, there…
  • Nov 26

    From Earls Court to High Court: when litigation is far from Ideal

    From Earls Court to High Court: when litigation is far from Ideal
    Left to oneself and without any knowledge of law, the typical sentient human being, being of sound mind and average judgement, might be prepared to assume that, when one business has been using its name since 1908 and another has been using…
Rank this Week: 84

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 60

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/
  • Nov 27

    Fun TURKEY trademarks including TURKERONI, TURDUCKEN, and OUR TURKEYS DON’T DO DRUGS – Happy Trademark Thanksgiving!

    Fun TURKEY trademarks including TURKERONI, TURDUCKEN, and OUR TURKEYS DON’T DO DRUGS – Happy Trademark Thanksgiving!
    I am thankful for much. Including the opportunity to blog about fun trademarks! Here are some interesting trademarks all registered for turkey products: SPAMMY - turkey spread JUST TURKEY - restaurant services; Fresh turkey…
  • Nov 26

    Love it or leave it: SERIAL podcast name

    Love it or leave it: SERIAL podcast name
    SERIAL is a hot new podcast from the producers of This American Life.  Both the name and logo are terrific! The name is terrific — short and unique. And suggestive of a show that is in “serial” format with new episodes…
  • Nov 24

    Love it or Leave it: New PIZZA HUT logo falls flat

    Love it or Leave it: New PIZZA HUT logo falls flat
    This month, Pizza Hut unveiled an updated logo.  Why?  The brand needs a facelift. But the logo re-design is only a tweak.  It “flattens” the prior logo, and puts it inside a circle. The new logo falls flat. It is…
Rank this Week: 983

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 23

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
Rank this Week: 266

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Nov 27

    Harmonising the unharmonisable? Maybe it's not so impossible after all

    Harmonising the unharmonisable? Maybe it's not so impossible after all
    Harmonising Copyright Law and Dealing With Dissonance: a Framework for Convergence of US and EU law is a slim, attractive volume composed by two of this blogger's friends -- Sheldon W. Halpern (Emeritus Professor of Law, Moritz College…
  • Nov 27

    "IP Management: Copyright in the Digital Age": a webinar

    "IP Management: Copyright in the Digital Age": a webinar
    "IP Management: Copyright in the Digital Age" is the title of a forthcoming Oxfirst webinar conducted by Bruce Lehman, taking place on Monday 1 December 2014 at 15:00 GMT​. For many IP folk, Bruce is indelibly associated with registered…
  • Nov 26

    UK Private Copying Exception faces Court Challenge

    UK Private Copying Exception faces Court Challenge
    As readers will know, on 1 October 2014, the Copyright and Rights in Performances (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014 came into force. This introduced the UK's private copying exception, as contemplated by Article 5(2)(b) of…
Rank this Week: 1355

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Nov 27

    Giving Thank

    Giving Thank
    As “Black Friday” store openings creep earlier and earlier into Thursday, I’m growing concerned that my favorite holiday Thanksgiving is losing its luster.  We eat pumpkin pie rather than carve pumpkins like Halloween,…
  • Nov 26

    Spring Cleaning in the Winter?

    Spring Cleaning in the Winter?
    Winter is as good a time as any other for some spring cleaning when it comes to data privacy. In this case, the task is dusting off the privacy policies that you probably had drafted a while ago and probably have not looked at…
  • Nov 25

    Thanksgiving Feast: ABA Journal’s Blawg 100

    Thanksgiving Feast: ABA Journal’s Blawg 100
    Thanksgiving is coming a couple of days early here at DuetsBlog. We have been minding our business — doing what we do best — fresh branding, trademark, and IP content and insights here five days a week, always thankful for the…
Rank this Week: 156

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/
  • Nov 27

    Fun Thanksgiving Trademark

    Fun Thanksgiving Trademark
    Like many Americans, I am spending Thanksgiving with my family. The turkey day agenda has remained virtually unchanged since I was a kid. We will watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in the morning. The 88th edition of the parade…
  • Nov 26

    Trademark Roundup (Sort of): Best Olympic Mascot

    Trademark Roundup (Sort of): Best Olympic Mascot
    Y’all, I am pumped about the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. I am pumped because rugby will be back in the Olympics for the first time since 1924 (where the U.S. took home the gold – USA! USA! USA!). What got me thinking…
  • Nov 25

    Shockingly, this is from One of The Top 100 Legal Blogs in the Country

    Shockingly, this is from One of The Top 100 Legal Blogs in the Country
    If you do crossword puzzles, you know that the largest organization of lawyers in this country is the ABA–the American Bar Association. The ABA’s mission is to improve the legal profession through a wide variety of services. These…
Rank this Week: 2516

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
  • Nov 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-26
    Canada Revenue Agency privacy breach leaks prominent Canadians' tax details http://t.co/yDYb4tlEUR -> Alberta considers privacy amendments allowing union intrusions http://t.co/rKJwUNve4l -> Link to Perfect10 v Giganews case…
  • Nov 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-25
    Social media terms of service may be trumped by Canadian law http://t.co/HGrhOsu8V9 -> Regin computer spying malware has 'stealth' features, Symantec says http://t.co/BnlXAcsnGp -> Hacker claiming ties to Anonymous forces Toronto police…
  • Nov 25

    Proving copyright infringement: John Kaldor Fabricmaker v Lee Ann Fashion

    Proving copyright infringement: John Kaldor Fabricmaker v Lee Ann Fashion
    To prove copyright infringement, the claimant has the onus of proving two things: first the alleged infringer created his or her work by copying from the copyright owner’s work (copying in fact); second, that all or a substantial part…
Rank this Week: 695

Art Law Blog

Art Law Blog

Covers art law, copyright, art dealers, museums and art law litigation. By Bryan Cave.

http://artlawteam.com/
Rank this Week: 1853

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Nov 26

    Happy Thanksgiving from Patent Doc

    Happy Thanksgiving from Patent Doc
    The authors and contributors of Patent Docs wish their readers and families a Happy Thanksgiving. Publication of Patent Docs will resume on November 28th.
  • Nov 26

    ABA Journal Announces 2014 Blawg 100

    ABA Journal Announces 2014 Blawg 100
    Patent Docs Makes List for Third Year in a Row The ABA Journal, the American Bar Association's flagship magazine, has announced its annual list of the 100 best legal blogs -- or blawgs -- following a nomination process that began over the…
  • Nov 25

    How the Kirtsaeng Decision Could Ruin the U.S. Branded Drug Industry

    How the Kirtsaeng Decision Could Ruin the U.S. Branded Drug Industry
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Constitution gives Congress the power to grant copyright and patent protection in the same part of Article I, specifically in Section 8, Clause 8: To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for…
Rank this Week: 107

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
  • Nov 26

    EFF Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Student Speech on Social Media

    EFF Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Student Speech on Social Media
    This week EFF joined an amicus brief in support of a college student who was expelled from school for comments he made on Facebook. Craig Keefe was a nursing student at a public college in Minnesota when he posted several comments on his…
  • Nov 25

    Appeals Court Must Fix Dangerous 'Innocence of Muslims' Copyright Ruling

    Appeals Court Must Fix Dangerous 'Innocence of Muslims' Copyright Ruling
    Faulty Decision from Ninth Circuit Panel Endangers Free Speech, Historical RecordSan Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of technology and free speech organizations are asking the United States Court of…
  • Nov 25

    EFF Co-launches Global Coalition on Net Neutrality, as the Battle for an Open Internet Heats Up

    EFF Co-launches Global Coalition on Net Neutrality, as the Battle for an Open Internet Heats Up
    Today EFF is proud to join 35 groups from 19 countries around the world to officially launch the campaign website of a new global coalition for net neutrality, at http://www.thisisnetneutrality.org/. The breadth and diversity of this…
Rank this Week: 2437

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 1553

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
  • Nov 26

    Why collaboration contracts are popular

    Why collaboration contracts are popular
    Business owners and executives worry when fortunes decline as competitors enter their former stable market. They worry over fewer calls from customers, lower sales and their best staff leaving one after another. The response is typically cost…
  • Nov 18

    Copyright's label exception to parallel importation

    Copyright's label exception to parallel importation
    The introduction in 2003 of section 44C and related sections amended the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) to block the proliferation in parallel importation circumstances of silly claims to copyright in mere product labels. Parallel importation is…
  • Nov 17

    Online contracting delivers svelte business model

    Online contracting delivers svelte business model
    Online contracting today provides the opportunity to improve business with svelte business models. It builds on ongoing changes in technology affecting trade in goods and services. Traditionally there were fewer suppliers and offerings (ie…
Rank this Week: 424

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Search stripped? European regulators have several beefs with Google—the digital giant has been accused of tax avoidance and violations of data protection laws—but right now they’re focused on whether the company, which…
  • Nov 25

    Mark Your Calendar: Dec. 4th Digital Media Bootcamp for NYC Area Lawyers & Artist

    Mark Your Calendar: Dec. 4th Digital Media Bootcamp for NYC Area Lawyers & Artist
    The Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts will be presenting an all-day “bootcamp” covering digital media and related legal issues on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at Morrison & Foerster LLP’s New York office. The courses will be…
  • Nov 25

    Forced to Cyber-Spy: Court Rules Parents Can Be Held Negligent for Child’s Facebook Activity

    Forced to Cyber-Spy: Court Rules Parents Can Be Held Negligent for Child’s Facebook Activity
    Are parents now liable for what their kids post to Facebook?  According to a recent decision in the Georgia Court of Appeals, they are. The Georgia Court of Appeals held that the parents of a seventh-grade student could be found…
Rank this Week: 1265

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Strategic Patenting: How To Get it Right (Guest Post)

    Strategic Patenting: How To Get it Right (Guest Post)
    This article, by Francis Hagel, first appeared in Intellectual Property Management. It provides strong guidance, in checklist form, for those seeking to beat the odds that the patents they obtain will actually generate strategic value. The…
  • Nov 13

    Software Patent Apocalypse?

    Software Patent Apocalypse?
    The data coming out of the district courts and the USPTO make it fairly apparent that the “Software Patent Apocalypse” may be here, at least for the foreseeable future. This result has been widely predicted since the US Supreme…
  • Aug 12

    Strategic Patenting 4: A Case Study of Succe

    Strategic Patenting 4: A Case Study of Succe
    The Takeaway:  In the 4th post in this Strategic Patenting Series, a case study is presented of a company that created durable market-making patent protection for a successful consumer product innovation using a disciplined patenting…
Rank this Week: 4558

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Garcia v. Google brief

    Garcia v. Google brief
    Going up at the Ninth Circuit's site.  The Organization for Transformative Works filed a brief arguing that the injunction wrongly circumvented the protections of CDA 230 and the DMCA, available…
  • Nov 25

    ABA Blawg 100

    ABA Blawg 100
    Once again, I'm delighted to have been nominated, and I'd appreciate your vote, though there are many great contenders, including my co-author Eric Goldman (under Tech for some reason).http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Nov 21

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer
    Organization for Transformative Works volunteer Casey Fiesler explains in Slate.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 105

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: 144

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 805

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 209

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
  • Nov 26

    CAFC Issues Non-Precedential Claim Construction with a Dissent

    CAFC Issues Non-Precedential Claim Construction with a Dissent
    The Federal Circuit recently issued a non-precedential opinion in Vehicle IP, LLC v. AT&T Mobility, LLC. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this decision was that it was a non-precedential opinion with a dissent, which to some extent…
  • Nov 25

    A Conversation on Patent Eligibility

    A Conversation on Patent Eligibility
    Earlier this fall, I had the opportunity to do a webinar conversation with Bob Stoll, former Commissioner for Patents at the USPTO and current partner at Drinker Biddle in Washington, D.C.  Our wide-ranging discussion…
  • Nov 24

    Collateral Estoppel Prevents Reexam Claim from being Enforced

    Collateral Estoppel Prevents Reexam Claim from being Enforced
    On November 19, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in e.Digital Corporation v. Futurewei Technologies, Inc. e.Digital appealed from a judgment of non-infringement made by the U.S. Federal…
Rank this Week: 882

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 1048

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Nov 26

    Thanks to nothing?

    Thanks to nothing?
    Originally published at Dean’s World, Thanksgiving 2006: A million essays and blog posts will explore the topic of “being thankful” in the next 24 hours. I’d say, based on a perusal of a Google search I just ran, that…
  • Nov 19

    Wal-Mart pushed back on dubious trademark threat

    Wal-Mart pushed back on dubious trademark threat
    Originally posted 2006-03-08 13:33:28. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMarketWatch reports this story about an opinonated gent who’s suing Wal-Mart for a declaratory judgment: Smith said he was making a point by comparing the giant…
  • Nov 19

    Well, yes, I do have fun

    Well, yes, I do have fun
    I hate @RonColeman because he has more fun practicing law than I get to have. http://t.co/PRr7hJMbwA Hate. Hate. Hate. — The Original SPQR (@SPQRzilla) October 27, 2014 Yes, it looks like a lot of fun, doesn’t it? Sometimes it is.…
Rank this Week: 117

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Nazomi v. Microsoft: stipulation gambit fail

    Nazomi v. Microsoft: stipulation gambit fail
    This case is one of which the losing party on claim constructionstipulated to a decision (here, one of non-infringement) in orderto appeal to the CAFC. Here, that path did not work out wellfor the stipulator.In light of that construction,…
  • Nov 25

    EFF rips Penn State's US Patent 8,442,839

    EFF rips Penn State's US Patent 8,442,839
    Within the post Stupid Patent of the Month: Who Wants to Buy Teamwork From Penn State? , EFF concludesWe urge Penn State and all universities to be more responsible. Instead of selling patents that have little value except as litigation…
  • Nov 23

    60 Minutes on November 23, 2014

    60 Minutes on November 23, 2014
    The first story, done by Steve Kroft, on Falling Apart, on infrastructure decline.70,000 bridges need to be fixed. Roy LaHood. First up, city of Pittsburgh, with Liberty Bridge illustrated. 300 bridges become structurally deficient each…
Rank this Week: 39

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Nov 26

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Hoosier Momma Sues Founding Member Erin Edd

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Hoosier Momma Sues Founding Member Erin Edd
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Indiana trademark attorneys for Hoosier Momma, LLC ("Hoosier Momma") of Brownsburg, Indiana sued Erin Edds ("Edds") of Marion County, Indiana in the Southern District of Indiana. In this Indiana litigation, Hoosier…
  • Nov 25

    Indiana Patent Law: Method for Offering Video for Ad Viewing Is Not Patent Eligible

    Indiana Patent Law: Method for Offering Video for Ad Viewing Is Not Patent Eligible
    Washington, D.C. - In the matter of Ultramercial Inc. v. Hulu, LLC et al., a patent attorney for Ultramercial, Inc. and Ultramercial, LLC appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit asserting that the District Court…
  • Nov 24

    Indiana Trademark Law: If You Receive a Cease-and-Desist Letter

    Indiana Trademark Law: If You Receive a Cease-and-Desist Letter
    What is a cease and desist letter? A cease and desist (or demand) letter is correspondence that states or suggests that you are potentially infringing the trademark of another and demands that you stop using, or consider stopping use of,…
Rank this Week: 291

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/
  • Nov 26

    How Thanksgiving Leftovers Lead to the Invention of LASIK

    How Thanksgiving Leftovers Lead to the Invention of LASIK
    Sitting at the dinner table with his family on Thanksgiving in 1981, Srinivasan looked at his turkey dinner and a brilliant thought occurred to him: a leftover bone with cartilage would provide the perfect test subject. The cartilage and…
  • Nov 26

    A Brief History of Google’s Android Operating System

    A Brief History of Google’s Android Operating System
    In October 2003, a group of young computing experts came together to establish a software development company that would go on to revolutionize the cellular mobile phone as we knew it. The product they would create would establish incredible…
  • Nov 26

    Collateral Estoppel Applies to Reexam Claim

    Collateral Estoppel Applies to Reexam Claim
    The Federal Circuit held that the district court correctly applied collateral estoppel to the ’774 patent because reexamined claim 33 contains the same memory limitation previously found in claims 1 and 19, and because the ’774…
Rank this Week: 2189

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
  • Nov 26

    How Thanksgiving Leftovers Lead to the Invention of LASIK

    How Thanksgiving Leftovers Lead to the Invention of LASIK
    Sitting at the dinner table with his family on Thanksgiving in 1981, Srinivasan looked at his turkey dinner and a brilliant thought occurred to him: a leftover bone with cartilage would provide the perfect test subject. The cartilage and…
  • Nov 26

    A Brief History of Google’s Android Operating System

    A Brief History of Google’s Android Operating System
    In October 2003, a group of young computing experts came together to establish a software development company that would go on to revolutionize the cellular mobile phone as we knew it. The product they would create would establish incredible…
  • Nov 26

    Collateral Estoppel Applies to Reexam Claim

    Collateral Estoppel Applies to Reexam Claim
    The Federal Circuit held that the district court correctly applied collateral estoppel to the ’774 patent because reexamined claim 33 contains the same memory limitation previously found in claims 1 and 19, and because the ’774…
Rank this Week: 320

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Nov 26

    Take steps to protect your privacy this shopping season

    Take steps to protect your privacy this shopping season
    The holiday season is upon us and by the end of the year, Americans will have spent approximately $600 billion shopping in stores and online. By now, most consumers are aware of a broad range of risks associated with the holidays. We try not…
  • Nov 25

    Texas Federal Court decision illustrates need for BYOD policie

    Texas Federal Court decision illustrates need for BYOD policie
    Saman Rajaee was a salesman for Design Tech Homes. He used his personal iPhone to connect to his employer’s Microsoft Exchange Server, which allowed him to access his work-related email, contacts and calendar from his phone. Design Tech…
  • Nov 25

    Immigration reform may help out tech companie

    Immigration reform may help out tech companie
    Our colleagues at Employer Law Report recently discussed how President Obama’s immigration reform measures could affect tech companies whose workforces include non-U.S. residents with H-1B visas. According to a memo from the Department…
Rank this Week: 3479

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Nov 26

    10 years of TechnoLlama

    10 years of TechnoLlama
    I’m late to my own birthday party! I just realised that this blog turned 10 last month. How time flies when you’re having fun and all that. I started the blog not really expecting much, it pretty much began as a personal project…
  • Nov 13

    Misogyny in gaming

    Misogyny in gaming
    This is not a post about Gamergate. I have been trying to stay out of the Gamergate discussion from the start, mostly because having missed a big part of the controversy, it has become increasingly more difficult to understand exactly…
  • Nov 7

    Incitement to violence and freedom of speech online

    Incitement to violence and freedom of speech online
    Julien Blanc, alleged member of the human species, has been ejected from Australia where he was conducting a series of paid seminars teaching young men how to pick up women with abusive and borderline criminal tactics. The reason given by…
Rank this Week: 596

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Happy Thanksgiving from Carter Law Firm!

    Happy Thanksgiving from Carter Law Firm!
    I feel very lucky to have had this practice for almost three years and the success that has come with it. Every few months, I get a call from a law student or a recent law graduate who wants to talk about how I started my practice and what I…
  • Nov 23

    Yahoo Taking Advantage of Creative Commons with Flickr Wall Art – Hope they Don’t Screw it Up

    Yahoo Taking Advantage of Creative Commons with Flickr Wall Art – Hope they Don’t Screw it Up
    My friend and amazing photographer Devon Christopher Adams tipped me off about Yahoo’s announcement that people can buy Flickr Wall Art of Creative Commons images from Flickr . If Yahoo does this right, it’s a brilliant business…
  • Nov 18

    Who to Ask for Permission to Use a Photo

    Who to Ask for Permission to Use a Photo
    I had the pleasure of speaking at TechPhx over the weekend and fielding a lot of questions about how the law applies to blogging and podcasting, especially copyright, trademark, and privacy issues. The big take-home lesson surrounding…
Rank this Week: 2329

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Petitions for Inter Partes Review Citing Same Prior Art May be Decided Differently

    Petitions for Inter Partes Review Citing Same Prior Art May be Decided Differently
    The Board denied the petitioner's request for rehearing of an earlier decision partially denying institution of inter partes review and rejected the arguments regarding the institutions of earlier petitions. "[The petitioner] contends that…
  • Nov 25

    Medical Device Claims Indefinite Under Nautilu

    Medical Device Claims Indefinite Under Nautilu
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's medical device patents were invalid as indefinite. "The question here is whether the absence of identified boundaries in terms of proximity, distance, or location…
  • Nov 24

    Failure to Disclose Federal Circuit Order May Support Inequitable Conduct Defense

    Failure to Disclose Federal Circuit Order May Support Inequitable Conduct Defense
    The court granted defendants' motion to amend its answer to add a claim for inequitable conduct and rejected plaintiff's argument that the amendment was futile. "Defendants' proposed Amended Answer alleges, on information and belief, that…
Rank this Week: 605

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Nov 26

    NAFDAC Wins Landmark Judgement against Counterfeiter | NAFDAC

    NAFDAC Wins Landmark Judgement against Counterfeiter | NAFDAC
    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has won a landmark judgment securing an 11 years imprisonment against a middle-aged man who specializes in counterfeiting various alcoholic drinks. The landmark…
  • Nov 25

    Colgate to Work with Regulatory Authorities on Counterfeiting by Akin Adewakun | Nigerian Tribune

    Colgate to Work with Regulatory Authorities on Counterfeiting by Akin Adewakun | Nigerian Tribune
    Colgate has expressed its readiness to collaborate with relevant regulatory agencies in the country to rid the nation’s markets of counterfeit products.  Giving this assurance at the official unveiling of the company’s new…
  • Nov 24

    Trademark Watch Series: Non-Alcoholic Drinks and Beverages in Nigeria

    Trademark Watch Series: Non-Alcoholic Drinks and Beverages in Nigeria
    NLIPW Trademarks Law Volume 2 Number 19 TM Watch No.19 (Trademark Watch Series —  Non-Alcoholic Drinks and Beverages in Nigeria) November 24, 2014 Content: This article is part of a series that highlights some of the marks…
Rank this Week: 3433

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Nov 26

    EURO 2016: Farbenfrohes Maskottchen im Markenregister

    EURO 2016: Farbenfrohes Maskottchen im Markenregister
    Die Fussball-Europameisterschaft 2016 (EURO 2016) findet in Frankreich statt. Die UEFA präsentierte das noch namenlose Maskottchen am 18. November 2014, nachdem sie am Vortag und damit rechtzeitig die entsprechende Bildmarke unter…
  • Nov 17

    DDR: Vorbild für staatliche Überwacher in der Schweiz?

    DDR: Vorbild für staatliche Überwacher in der Schweiz?
    Der Dienst «Überwachung Post- und Fernmeldeverkehr» (Dienst «ÜPF») führt in der Schweiz die Überwachung des Post- und Fernmeldeverkehrs durch. Möchte beispielsweise eine Staats­anwaltschaft…
  • Nov 17

    Social Media-Nutzung: Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen?

    Social Media-Nutzung: Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen?
    Anlässlich einer Tagung von Berner Schul­leiterinnen und Schulleitern hielt ich letzte Woche in Gerzensee ein Referat über die rechtlichen Rahmen­bedingungen für Social Media-Nutzung. Ich befasste mich einerseits mit…
Rank this Week: 4140

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: 821

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Nov 26

    Lack of Local Rule 56.1 Support Prevents Summary Judgment

    Lack of Local Rule 56.1 Support Prevents Summary Judgment
    Panoramic Stock Images, Ltd. d/b/a Panoramic Images v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., No 12 C 10003, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 2, 2014) (Feinerman, J.). Judge Feinerman granted in part plaintiff Panoramic’s partial summary judgment motion…
  • Nov 24

    Substantial Differences Doom Design Patent Claim on the Pleading

    Substantial Differences Doom Design Patent Claim on the Pleading
    Young v. Stone, No. 13 C 4920, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 28, 2014) (Guzman, J.). Judge Guzman granted defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(c) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s design patent infringement claim regarding defendant’s…
  • Nov 21

    Settlement in First Does Not Bar Discovery in a Second Related Suit

    Settlement in First Does Not Bar Discovery in a Second Related Suit
    Fasteners for Retail, Inc. v. Andersen, No. 11 C 2164, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 22, 2014) (Durkin, J.).  Judge Durkin granted in plaintiff Fasteners for Retail’s (“FFR”) motion to enforce the parties’ settlement…
Rank this Week: 177

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    E.D. Va. Denies Motion to Dismiss Pro-Football's REDSKINS Appeal

    E.D. Va. Denies Motion to Dismiss Pro-Football's REDSKINS Appeal
    Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, has denied a Rule 12(b)(1) motion to dismiss Pro-Football, Inc.'s Section 1071(b) action seeking review of the TTAB's REDSKINS decision [here].…
  • Nov 25

    Reminder: ALI Webinar Dec 4th: "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers"

    Reminder: ALI Webinar Dec 4th: "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers"
    Yours truly, aka the TTABlogger, will team up again with Prof. Kenneth B. Germain in an ALI Webinar entitled "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers." When? Thursday, December 4th, 1:00…
  • Nov 25

    TTAB Finds "PC LAPTOPS" Generic for ... Guess What?

    TTAB Finds "PC LAPTOPS" Generic for ... Guess What?
    In an enervating 28-page opinion, the Board affirmed a refusal to register the designation PC LAPTOPS for "computers, laptops, and portable computers" and for "retail store services in the field of computer hardware and software," finding the…
Rank this Week: 169

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/
  • Nov 26

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market
    Robert B. Ahdieh, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis: Toward a Framework of Function(s) and Form(s), 88 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 1983 (2013).Jack BeermannWhen I saw the title of Robert Ahdieh’s recent article, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis:…
  • Nov 25

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right
    Charlotte Garden, Meta Rights, 83 Fordham L. Rev. 855 (2014).Joseph SlaterMeta Rights is a thought-provoking article that addresses concerns about labor law rules governing agency fee payments in public-sector employment by comparing these…
  • Nov 24

    Transmitting Retirement Accounts: Getting It Right

    Transmitting Retirement Accounts: Getting It Right
    Stewart E. Sterk & Melanie B. Leslie, Accidental Inheritance: Retirement Accounts and the Hidden Law of Succession, 89 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 165 (2014).Anne-Marie RhodesArticles routinely appear that serve up a simple, everyday scenario that has…
Rank this Week: 479

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Nov 26

    Plagiate hier bestellen

    Plagiate hier bestellen
    Meissen-, Chancel- und andere Markenprodukte deutlich günstiger als im Laden! http://www.plagiate-shop.de Einfach mal reinschauen in den Shop. Es lohnt sich.  
  • Sep 3

    IP|Rezension: Rehmann, Designrecht

    IP|Rezension: Rehmann, Designrecht
    Beck veröffentlicht die 2. Auflage des Designrechts-Buchs von Rehmann. Das ist, neun Monate nach dem Gesetz zur Modernisierung des Geschmacksmustergesetzes, allerhöchste Eisenbahn, wenn nicht gar zu spät. Andererseits muss das…
  • Aug 25

    IP|Job: Referendariat in Berlin

    IP|Job: Referendariat in Berlin
    Wir suchen Referendare für unsere Berliner Dependance. Gute Mandate und praxisnaher Einblick in die Arbeit einer IP-Boutique werden gewährleistet. Eine Vorbildung im grünen Bereich ist – neben guten Noten und…
Rank this Week: 397

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Nov 26

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Austria country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Austria country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. European Commission digital plans The new European commissioners responsible for creating a smooth-running single digital…
  • Nov 12

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Netherlands country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Netherlands country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Music subscription service complaints In October, an international coalition of creators published a report calling for…
  • Oct 29

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Google has published a new version of How Google Fights Piracy, a report detailing the search giant’s antipiracy…
Rank this Week: 2545

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Trademarks: Device elements – no longer a safe path to registration

    Trademarks: Device elements – no longer a safe path to registration
    For many years, adding device elements to descriptive words included in trademarks has been sufficient for obtaining distinctiveness – non-distinctive words could be registered if only a device element was added. Of course, the…
  • Nov 14

    New Patent Prosecution Highway possibilities for both Danish, Swedish and European applicant

    New Patent Prosecution Highway possibilities for both Danish, Swedish and European applicant
    As the PPH expands further, both Danish, Swedish and indeed European patent applicants are offered new possibilities of speeding up and simplifying examination of their patent applications. In the following the Awapatent IP Blog sums up these…
  • Nov 6

    Revisions to Canadian Trademark Act

    Revisions to Canadian Trademark Act
    Earlier this year Canada’s government proposed Canada major changes to the Canadian Trademark Act and in June the bill (C-31) received royal assent. The changes enable Canada, as one of the last (if not the last) western industrialized…
Rank this Week: 3231

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Nov 25

    Be wary of marketing invention before filing a patent application

    Be wary of marketing invention before filing a patent application
    Entrepreneurs typically undertake a number of efforts in order to sell a product.  They demonstrate their products to the public and one-on-one to buyers.  They may engage in cold calls to set up customer meetings, place…
  • Nov 18

    Broad patents spread a wide net but more likely to be invalid

    Broad patents spread a wide net but more likely to be invalid
    In Abbvie v. Janssen (Fed. Cir. 2014), the claims of the patents at issue defined the claimed invention by its function, rather than by its structure. To put it in layman’s terms, it claimed a sports car going 0 to 60 mph within X…
  • Nov 17

    Court struggles to define abstract ideas for patent eligibility purpose

    Court struggles to define abstract ideas for patent eligibility purpose
    Under U.S. patent laws, an invention must be directed to a statutory category that is eligible for patent protection. These categories include a process, a machine, a manufacture or a composition of matter. (35 USC § 101). If the…
Rank this Week: 3113

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    T21/09 : violation du droit d'être entendu

    T21/09 : violation du droit d'être entendu
    La Titulaire soutenait que la division d'opposition n'avait pas respecté son droit d'être entendu car elle n'avait pas pris en compte les données expérimentales fournies à l'appui de l'activité…
  • Nov 23

    T129/14 : unité a posteriori

    T129/14 : unité a posteriori
    La division d'examen avait rejeté la demande pour défaut d'unité d'invention a posteriori. Plus précisément, elle avait considéré que la demande comportait deux groupes d'inventions, le groupe…
  • Nov 19

    T419/12 : tardive mais recevable

    T419/12 : tardive mais recevable
    La décision T419/12 discutée lundi dernier est également intéressante quant aux aspects procéduraux. La requête subsidiaire ayant été déposée le jour même de la…
Rank this Week: 483

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Nov 25

    USPTO Backlog

    USPTO Backlog
    The backlog of pending cases generally has two major inputs: (1) how many applications are filed and (2) how fast the USPTO is at examining those applications.  The USPTO is operating faster than ever, but we also have more…
  • Nov 25

    Patent Jobs 2014

    Patent Jobs 2014
    We have a new set of Patent Law job postings on the Patently-O Job Board: Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Washington, D.C. Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Chicago, IL Patent Attorney – Law Firm –…
  • Nov 24

    Vail 2015

    Vail 2015
    I will be part of the faculty of the Intellectual Property Law Program at the National CLE Conference in Vail, Colorado January 7-11, 2015,  www.cleandski.com.  I hope to see you there. For a $100 discount, use the promo code…
Rank this Week: 147

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 514

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 25

    New “Serial” Podcast Promotes Public Knowledge of Failing Criminal Justice System

    New “Serial” Podcast Promotes Public Knowledge of Failing Criminal Justice System
    By Rachael Wallace With download of This American Life’s spinoff podcast “Serial” hitting 5 million downloads this week, an old murder case is being cast in a new light—at least to those uninvolved with the criminal…
  • Nov 21

    AT&T Stops Using Controversial Tracking Codes but Smartphone Carriers Aren’t Done Yet

    AT&T Stops Using Controversial Tracking Codes but Smartphone Carriers Aren’t Done Yet
    By Julie Liu Several weeks ago, researchers made the disturbing discovery that smartphone carriers AT&T and Verizon have been using hidden codes to track users’ network activity. AT&T has since put this practice on hold, but…
  • Nov 20

    #transparency: Twitter Sues U.S. Government Over Secret Surveillance

    #transparency: Twitter Sues U.S. Government Over Secret Surveillance
    By Craig Henson On October 7, 2014, social media heavyweight Twitter filed a lawsuit against the federal government seeking the right to publicly disclose data related to secret government surveillance of its users. The company filed the…
Rank this Week: 1861

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

Covers IP, technology and media news. By Stacia Lay of Hendricks & Lewis PLLC.

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
  • Nov 25

    Amicus Curiae Filings in Ninth Circuit En Banc Rehearing of "Innocence of Muslims" Case

    Amicus Curiae Filings in Ninth Circuit En Banc Rehearing of "Innocence of Muslims" Case
    The amicus curiae briefs are piling up in connection with the Ninth Circuit's decision to rehear en banc Garcia v. Google, the case involving an actress's claim of a copyright interest in her performance in the film "Innocence of…
  • Nov 12

    Ninth Circuit Orders Rehearing En Banc in Garcia v. Google "Innocence of Muslims" Case

    Ninth Circuit Orders Rehearing En Banc in Garcia v. Google "Innocence of Muslims" Case
    It took awhile but today the Ninth Circuit ordered rehearing en banc of Garcia v. Google, the case involving an actress's claim of a copyright interest in her performance in the film "Innocence of Muslims" and her request for a preliminary…
  • Nov 6

    Dispute Over Rights to "Zorro" Dismissed on Jurisdictional Ground

    Dispute Over Rights to "Zorro" Dismissed on Jurisdictional Ground
    A dispute over the rights to the nearly 100-year-old fictional character Zorro has been quietly dismissed on jurisdictional grounds by the Western District of Washington. According to the complaint, the Zorro character first appeared in 1919…
Rank this Week: 2953