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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    CAFC vacates PTAB decisions in Netlist v. Diablo

    CAFC vacates PTAB decisions in Netlist v. Diablo
    Of note in the Netlist caseNetlist argues the Board’s constructions are wrongbecause its analysis is based on a flawed interpretation of“selectively electrically coupling.” We agree. The specificationuses the terms…
  • Jul 25

    CAFC explicates the meaning of the word "over" in Home Semiconductor. PTAB reversed.

    CAFC explicates the meaning of the word "over" in Home Semiconductor. PTAB reversed.
    In Home Semiconductor v, Samsung, appellant Home won a reversal of PTAB:Home Semiconductor Corp. (“Home”) appeals from thefinal written decision of the United States Patent andTrademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board…
  • Jul 24

    Did Heartland open the floodgates to the ITC? Not really.

    Did Heartland open the floodgates to the ITC? Not really.
    In a post at The Hill titled Supreme Court fails to close key avenue for patent trolls , MATT TANIELIAN states:The ITC is unaffected by the TC Heartland case. This matters because, in recent years, the ITC has become a popular venue to bring…
Rank this Week: 40

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 223

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Jul 25

    Trading on the Outcomes of Patent Challenges Short-Selling Petitioners and Possible Modifications to the Inter Partes Review Proce

    Trading on the Outcomes of Patent Challenges Short-Selling Petitioners and Possible Modifications to the Inter Partes Review Proce
    Trading on the Outcomes of Patent Challenges Short-Selling Petitioners and Possible Modifications to the Inter Partes Review ProcessFeng YeImagine investing in a pharmaceutical company A that sells drug B. Before investing, you researched…
  • Jul 12

    Wildfire Protection System

    Wildfire Protection System
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog EditorPatent No. 6,360,968 B1Wildfire Protection SystemInventors: Timothy Orrange and Gary J. Sweeton Description: I was supposed to go camping this upcoming…
  • Jun 20

    An Overview and Comparison of U.S. and Japanese Patent Litigation

    An Overview and Comparison of U.S. and Japanese Patent Litigation
    An Overview and Comparison of U.S. and Japanese Patent Litigation Kyle Pietari In recent decades, patent systems have taken a lead role in shaping the global economy. This trend has been particularly clear in the U.S. and Japan, two of the…
Rank this Week: 2771

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jul 25

    The SEC DAO Report is Great News for Bitcoin

    The SEC DAO Report is Great News for Bitcoin
    The SEC just published a report concluding that the DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) set up on the Ethereum blockchain in 2015 qualified as “securities” under American law. Since neither the DAO itself or anyone else…
  • Jul 12

    Antonopoulos Wrong: Of Course Scams Can Be Regulated

    Antonopoulos Wrong: Of Course Scams Can Be Regulated
    “Antonopoulos Wrong” is a “man bites dog” headline, since it happens almost never. But in this recent Q&A video he completely dismisses any effect of regulatory bodies that try to protect consumers from scams. His…
  • Jul 5

    German Renewable Auction Model not an Absolutely Catastrophic Disaster

    German Renewable Auction Model not an Absolutely Catastrophic Disaster
    Corinna Klessmann and Silvana Tiedemann are even calling it a success. These authors are employed as specialists in the field by the Ecofys consultancy firm, and have advised the German government on these issues. So I assume they know what…
Rank this Week: 2680

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: 83

Pay or Play

Pay or Play

Covers entertainment law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://payorplay.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 25

    Bob Gaudio Tells Spotify To Walk Like a Man

    Bob Gaudio Tells Spotify To Walk Like a Man
    Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming service, was sued last week for over $366 million by two music publishers, Bluewater Music Services in Nashville and a group of companies affiliated with Bob Gaudio, the award-winning…
  • Jul 18

    Upon Further Review – Nationals Get Second Swing at Orioles Over TV Dispute

    Upon Further Review – Nationals Get Second Swing at Orioles Over TV Dispute
    A New York court of appeals last week declared the Orioles and Nationals will play extra innings in the teams’ longstanding dispute over fees the Orioles’ Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) owes the Nationals for broadcasting…
  • Jul 18

    Discovery a Defendant in Facebook Flame War

    Discovery a Defendant in Facebook Flame War
    An ugly dispute between two reality stars has the potential to create precedent on the responsibility of television networks for posts by its talent on social media sites. The protagonists are Mykel Hawke and Joseph Teti, both veterans of…
Rank this Week: 1517

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

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

http://www.mipatente.com/
Rank this Week: 380

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    "Local" can be falsifiable representation of fact

    "Local" can be falsifiable representation of fact
    Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. v. Sycamore, No. 13-cv-00749, 2017 WL 3089011 (D. Utah Apr. 28, 2017)Leland Sycamore invented the process and formula for making Grandma Sycamore’s Home-Maid Bread and subsequently received federal trademark…
  • Jul 25

    Pictures of premium cuts of meat on pet food are ambiguous, court say

    Pictures of premium cuts of meat on pet food are ambiguous, court say
    Wysong Corp. v. APN, Inc., Nos. 16-11823, 16-11825, 16-11826, 16-11827, 16-11832 (E.D. Mich. Jul. 20, 2017)Wysong, a pet food manufacturer, sued six competitors, alleging that their packages used images of “premium meats, poultry, fish,…
  • Jul 21

    Transformative work of the year (so far): To tell my story, showing near DC now

    Transformative work of the year (so far): To tell my story, showing near DC now
    To Tell My Story: A Hamlet Fanfic by Alexandra Petri Runs until July 30Although the structuring conceit is a loose retelling of Hamlet, with a modern-day fangirl as the tragic protagonist Elsie, there are a number of other fandoms…
Rank this Week: 201

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/
  • Jul 25

    Save the Date for Our FREE Must-Carry/Retransmission Consent Webinar

    Save the Date for Our FREE Must-Carry/Retransmission Consent Webinar
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 – 2:00-3:15 p.m. (EDT) For all full power TV stations, October 1, 2017 is a critical deadline for electing between must-carry and retransmission consent for the next three years. What should you consider before…
  • Jul 20

    Last Nail in the PTFP Coffin?

    Last Nail in the PTFP Coffin?
    (NTIA Proposes Formal End to Public Telecom Facilities Program) The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to repeal all of its regulations…
  • Jul 19

    Leggo Our Spectrum – The Auto Industry’s Win for Vehicular Radar

    Leggo Our Spectrum – The Auto Industry’s Win for Vehicular Radar
    FCC Order Represents One More Step Towards Fully-Autonomous Vehicles I’ve written on connected and autonomous vehicles in the past, including about an ongoing spectrum fight at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding use…
Rank this Week: 765

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 1582

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
Rank this Week: 203

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Jul 25

    New Report Presents Viewpoints on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

    New Report Presents Viewpoints on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility
    Blog by Joe Matal, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO This week, the USPTO published a new report synthesizing public comments on an important question…
  • Jul 17

    3D Printing – a New Industry Made in America

    3D Printing – a New Industry Made in America
    A blog post about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce Increasingly, we’re seeing the products of additive manufacturing – better known as 3D printing – all around us: in retail stores, in classrooms, and even in…
  • Jul 13

    Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – 5 Years Supporting Innovation

    Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – 5 Years Supporting Innovation
    Blog by Joe Matal, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and Christal Sheppard, Director of the Midwest Regional Office When the USPTO set out to open…
Rank this Week: 4950

FPC Review

FPC Review

By Martin Wilming. Reviews / summarizes all decisions issued by the Swiss Federal Patent Court.

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • Jul 25

    How the date of a hearing is fixed

    How the date of a hearing is fixed
    Many courts just issue summons to a hearing at a date of their choice. If this date does not suit you, bad luck. It’s sink or swim. And if sinking is no option, you should really have very good reason to request postponement. But there…
  • Jul 17

    Wrongful reinstatement is no ground for nullity of an SPC

    Wrongful reinstatement is no ground for nullity of an SPC
    Case No. S2016_009 ¦ Decision of 04 July 2017 ¦ “ESZ / Nichtigkeitsgründe” The decision grants interim injunctive relief in summary proceedings based on an SPC. Notably, the defendant neither…
  • Jul 14

    BREAKING: FPC to assess SPC granting practice

    BREAKING: FPC to assess SPC granting practice
    Case No. O2017_001 ¦ Main hearing of 21 August 2017 @ 10am ×Note that Hepp Wenger Ryffel AG is involved in this matter on behalf of the plaintiff. The FPC published a leaflet earlier today with key bibliographic details…
Rank this Week: 3165

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Jul 25

    Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP hosts CIPO Consultations on Trademark Regulation

    Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP hosts CIPO Consultations on Trademark Regulation
    From June 19 to July 21, 2017, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) held public consultations on proposed amendments to the Trademark Regulations. The amendments, part of the modernization of Canada’s…
  • Jul 11

    Digging through the mud to see the damage sustained

    Digging through the mud to see the damage sustained
    The Full Federal Court has made it clear that, in an action for unjustified threats, a party is entitled only to damage sustained as a result of the unjustified threats under section 128 of the Patents Act 1990 (the Act), and not damage…
  • Jun 20

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional
    On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision, holding that the so-called “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act is an impermissible restriction on free speech under the First Amendment.…
Rank this Week: 1830

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP hosts CIPO Consultations on Trademark Regulation

    Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP hosts CIPO Consultations on Trademark Regulation
    From June 19 to July 21, 2017, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) held public consultations on proposed amendments to the Trademark Regulations. The amendments, part of the modernization of Canada’s…
  • Jul 11

    Digging through the mud to see the damage sustained

    Digging through the mud to see the damage sustained
    The Full Federal Court has made it clear that, in an action for unjustified threats, a party is entitled only to damage sustained as a result of the unjustified threats under section 128 of the Patents Act 1990 (the Act), and not damage…
  • Jun 20

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional
    On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision, holding that the so-called “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act is an impermissible restriction on free speech under the First Amendment.…
Rank this Week: 1922

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Jul 25

    Kenyan Company Sues Asia Sports Betting Firm for Trademark Infringement

    Kenyan Company Sues Asia Sports Betting Firm for Trademark Infringement
    A Kenyan Design firm, Dafabet Kenya Ltd., is suing one of Asia’s biggest sports betting firm for trademark infringement. Asian Betting and Gaming Enterprises is accused of using the name ‘Dafabet’ despite the same being…
  • Jul 24

    Amazon’s New Patent Could be the Future of Delivery

    Amazon’s New Patent Could be the Future of Delivery
    A recent patent publication from Amazon discloses details that could possibly change the delivery chain as we know it!  The publication from the U..S Patent Application Publication shows that Amazon plans to build fulfillment center…
  • Jul 24

    Egyptian Scientist Wins 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa

    Egyptian Scientist Wins 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa
    A professor of Mechanical Engineering at Cairo University, Aly al-Shafei, has won the grand prize for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa. The Innovation Prize for Africa, which is the landmark program of the African [...] The post Egyptian…
Rank this Week: 3368

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
  • Jul 25

    Waiting on Aqua Product

    Waiting on Aqua Product
    Last December, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held an en banc rehearing of the In re: Aqua Products case, which questions whether a patent owner or a petitioner holds the burden of proving patentability…
  • Jun 28

    ITC Commissioner F. Scott Kieff to leave International Trade Commission

    ITC Commissioner F. Scott Kieff to leave International Trade Commission
    ITC Commissioner F. Scott Kieff has publicly announced that he will be leaving the International Trade Commission and returning to his academic posts as a Professor at George Washington University Law School and a senior fellow at Standford…
  • Jun 27

    Trump’s proposed budget would give PTO $3.6 billion for FY 2018

    Trump’s proposed budget would give PTO $3.6 billion for FY 2018
    Several weeks ago, President Donald J. Trump released his proposed FY 2018 budget under the title A New Foundation for American Greatness. A review of the budget and supporting Commerce Department Appendix suggests the United States Patent…
Rank this Week: 4757

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

Summary of recent decisions by boards of appeal of the European patent office (EPO).

http://dp-patentlaw.blogspot.nl/
  • Jul 25

    T 1153/12 - Lack of sufficiency in a mathematical claim

    T 1153/12 - Lack of sufficiency in a mathematical claim
    Claim 1 of this Examination appeal describes on a high level the mathematical processing of an audio signal. The claim comprises, for example, the generation of output channels using a basic matrix or a post matrix. Said matrices are…
  • Jul 21

    J 13/14 - On divisionals and translations...

    J 13/14 - On divisionals and translations...
    Translating prohibited?The present European patent application was filed in English as a divisional application from a parent application which was as an international application filed in German and also published in German. On…
  • Jul 18

    T 1138/12 - Creative opposition issue

    T 1138/12 - Creative opposition issue
    In this appeal in opposition several issues came up. The patent proprietor filed a very creative (second) auxiliary request which basically amounted to "Opposition division, tell me which claims (of the first auxiliary request) are…
Rank this Week: 1212

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 439

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/
  • Jul 25

    Patent Bar Groups Propose Legislation to Fix Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Problem

    Patent Bar Groups Propose Legislation to Fix Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Problem
    Over the past few months, several of the major intellectual property organizations have developed proposed legislative fixes to patent subject matter holdings by the courts. The American Bar Association/ Intellectual Property Law Section…
  • Jul 25

    The Myth of Patent Quality

    The Myth of Patent Quality
    Patent quality is a proxy for attacking patent validity, which has a complex history. Patent critics, particularly market incumbents, obtain a free ride when the bar is set low to attack patent validity. The changes to standards for patent…
  • Jul 25

    Intel tells ITC that Qualcomm is trying to perpetuate an unlawful monopoly with Apple 337 complaint

    Intel tells ITC that Qualcomm is trying to perpetuate an unlawful monopoly with Apple 337 complaint
    Intel's claims are interesting, to say the least. If you actually look at the complaint filed by Qualcomm there is no admission, as Intel would have you believe, that infringing products would still be allowed entry into the U.S. just with a…
Rank this Week: 92

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jul 25

    So you want to buy a baseball team

    So you want to buy a baseball team
    It’s October, 2015. You’re at the Roger’s Centre, watching the Toronto Blue Jays play the Texas Rangers in game five of the American League Division series. The game is tied 3-3 after a wild and tense seventh inning. Jose…
  • Jul 20

    Budding M&A and financing activity in the marijuana industry

    Budding M&A and financing activity in the marijuana industry
    In September 2016, this blog noted that analysts were predicting higher levels of M&A activity in the marijuana industry. Early last month, we commented that the launch of several Canadian marijuana “streaming” companies…
  • Jul 19

    Canadian M&A activity at 10-year high due to oil-sands sell-off

    Canadian M&A activity at 10-year high due to oil-sands sell-off
    The value of Canadian M&A activity in the first half of 2017 was the highest in a decade, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. The approximately $132 billion in total transaction value is the highest since the first half of 2007,…
Rank this Week: 1465

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    It’s as Suggestive as a Butter Knife for Steak

    It’s as Suggestive as a Butter Knife for Steak
    We’ve written quite a bit over the years about the Spectrum of Distinctiveness for trademarks, and the all-important difference between suggestive marks and merely descriptive ones, with only the former being allowed immediate…
  • Jul 24

    Hello, My Name Is Dave

    Hello, My Name Is Dave
    -Mark Prus, Principal, NameFlash Name Development Mark Cuban held a variety of jobs in his youth including selling garbage bags door-to-door and being a bartender, a disco dancing instructor, and a party promoter. But one thing that…
  • Jul 21

    Do You Even Trademark, Bro?

    Do You Even Trademark, Bro?
    Two Bros are competing over their Bro meal delivery services. Jamie Giovinazzo is the owner of Eat Clean Bro, LLC, a meal delivery service providing “a convenient service that is designed to bring chef-prepared meals right to your front…
Rank this Week: 80

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

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

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1534

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 280

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/
  • Jul 25

    Democracy’s Golden Rule

    Democracy’s Golden Rule
    James T. Kloppenberg, Toward Democracy: The Struggle for Self-Rule in European and American Thought (2016). Roman Hoyos These are interesting times to be an historian of democracy. Historians are beginning to explore the myriad ways that…
  • Jul 24

    Was Foucault a Liberal and Should We Care?

    Was Foucault a Liberal and Should We Care?
    Ben Golder, Foucault and the Politics of Rights (2015). Martin Krygier Foucault and Rights is intriguing and impressive at two levels: one exegetic; the other political. They can only be separated analytically, and they overlap and are…
  • Jul 21

    Private No More: Exposing the Praxis of Comparative Law for What It I

    Private No More: Exposing the Praxis of Comparative Law for What It I
    Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., Privacy Revisited: A Global Perspective on the Right to Be Left Alone (2016). Russell Miller I liked Privacy Revisited, not the least because Ronald Krotoszynski’s book – both explicitly and implicitly…
Rank this Week: 344

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    When Fashion Meets Mother Teresa, Louboutin, Louis Vuitton and Vilakazi Street Soweto

    When Fashion Meets Mother Teresa, Louboutin, Louis Vuitton and Vilakazi Street Soweto
    Nothings catches my eye like a little bit of fashion controversy and there is a been quite a bit in the news lately. The BBC carried a story of why it was necessary to trade mark the dress/uniform of Mother Teresa, explaining, quite…
  • Jul 10

    Circulating with SAIIPL, dotAfrica, ASA and Silverware

    Circulating with SAIIPL, dotAfrica, ASA and Silverware
    Several years ago the irrepressible Dr Madelein Kleyn revived the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law’s newsletter – “IP Briefs”. Afro-IP is pleased to announce that it will assist SAIIPL and Dr…
  • Jul 7

    ASA update, Pottinger & Guptas, Ethiopia's bootleggers and the world's largest battery

    ASA update, Pottinger & Guptas, Ethiopia's bootleggers and the world's largest battery
    Friday first week of July, Africa’s Dimension Data sponsored Tour de France team lost Mark Cavendish; Wimbledon 2017 features Africans from Tunisia, Zimbabwe and South Africa; FIFA has banned Sudanese football clubs from participating…
Rank this Week: 1826

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Geographical Indications: News from the UK and New Zealand

    Geographical Indications: News from the UK and New Zealand
    If you're a foodie and an IP enthusiast, no doubt Geographical Indications (GIs) are a favourite topic of discussion. Recently, two GI related developments have caught this kat’s eye, in the UK and New Zealand.A geographical indication…
  • Jul 24

    French Supreme Court : End of the trade mark dispute over 'Cheval Blanc'

    French Supreme Court : End of the trade mark dispute over 'Cheval Blanc'
    'How long do you have to take legal actions against a deceptive mark?' was the last question asked to the French Supreme Court in a decade-long dispute between two wine-making companies, over the trade mark rights in the household name…
  • Jul 24

    The right of communication to the public ... in a chart

    The right of communication to the public ... in a chart
    Right of communication to the public?!The right of communication to the public under Article 3(1) of the InfoSoc Directive has been subject to several (nearly 20) references for a preliminary ruling to the Court of Justice of the…
Rank this Week: 115

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jul 25

    Seeing Red - Registration of Red Shoe Sole Potentially Invalid, Says AG Szpunar

    Seeing Red - Registration of Red Shoe Sole Potentially Invalid, Says AG Szpunar
    The color of a product or a logo can often be just as memorable as its shape, design or quality. When you think of a Coca Cola bottle, do you think of the color red? If you see a chocolate bar draped in purple, do you think of Cadbury? Colors…
  • Jul 18

    Less Offensive - US Supreme Court Takes on Disparaging Trademark

    Less Offensive - US Supreme Court Takes on Disparaging Trademark
    Issues surrounding race are incredibly difficult and complex things, and clearly have no single answer to address them fully. Many efforts have been made to address various nuances of race and racial negativity, one of which is the prevention…
  • Jul 11

    Results Breakdown - Canadian Supreme Court Rules on Infringing Websites and Google Search Result

    Results Breakdown - Canadian Supreme Court Rules on Infringing Websites and Google Search Result
    When reading this case this writer pondered what he would do in a world without Google (or search engines in general). Finding information on a web that's very close to an unrestricted space is both very useful, and can produce results you…
Rank this Week: 1549

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jul 24

    Federal Circuit Finds Velcade Patent Not Obvious Under Lead Compound Analysi

    Federal Circuit Finds Velcade Patent Not Obvious Under Lead Compound Analysi
    In Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Sandoz, the Federal Circuit reversed the district court decision that invalidated one of the Orange Book-listed patents covering the anti-cancer drug Velcade. In so doing, the court explained that a…
  • Jul 17

    Coherus Challenges One AbbVie Humira Patent In Four PTAB Proceeding

    Coherus Challenges One AbbVie Humira Patent In Four PTAB Proceeding
    I’ve written previously about sequential PTAB challenges to the same patent, but the dispute between Coherus Biosciences Inc. and AbbVie Biotechnology Ltd. has engendered six Inter Partes Review proceedings against the same Humira…
  • Jul 10

    District Court Invalidates Dietary Supplement Patents On Motion To Dismi

    District Court Invalidates Dietary Supplement Patents On Motion To Dismi
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California invalidated several dietary supplement product and method patents as being directed to ineligible subject matter, even though they claimed products providing a certain dose or…
Rank this Week: 4198

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 24

    PTAB Life Sciences Report

    PTAB Life Sciences Report
    By John Cravero -- About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each month we will report on developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Pfizer, Inc. v. Biogen, Inc. PTAB Petition: IPR2017-01115; filed March 24, 2017. Patent at Issue:…
  • Jul 23

    News from Abroad -- Lilly v Actavis -- Supreme Court Introduces a Doctrine of Equivalents in the UK

    News from Abroad -- Lilly v Actavis -- Supreme Court Introduces a Doctrine of Equivalents in the UK
    The UK Supreme Court's judgment in Lilly v Actavis has profound implications for the scope of protection provided by patent claims in the UK. The judgment moves away from the principle that the patentee should enjoy the full extent, but no…
  • Jul 23

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    July 24-25, 2017 - TTS North America summit*** (TTS Ltd.) - Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, NY July 25-26, 2017 - "Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2017: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing" (Practising Law Institute) - New York,…
Rank this Week: 65

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Nouveau bâtiment des Chambres de recour

    Nouveau bâtiment des Chambres de recour
    L'OEB informe que les Chambres de recours prendront leurs fonctions dans le nouveau bâtiment le 2 octobre. L'adresse est : Richard-Reitzner-Allee 8, à Haar, à une quinzaine de km à l'est de Munich.
  • Jul 23

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Ingénieur brevet généraliste Spécialité Mécanique/ Electronique Région de Genève, Grenoble ou Paris  Pour sa 10ème année, le groupe renforce encore son équipe…
  • Jul 19

    J13/14 : divisionnaire déposée dans une autre langue que celle de la demande parente

    J13/14 : divisionnaire déposée dans une autre langue que celle de la demande parente
    Pour cette décision, la Chambre juridique propose le résumé suivant: 1.   Aux fins de l'article 76(1), première phrase, et de la règle 36(2) première phrase CBE, une demande divisionnaire d'une…
Rank this Week: 1980

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
  • Jul 24

    EFF Asks Court to Strike Down Unconstitutional Restraint on Our Speech

    EFF Asks Court to Strike Down Unconstitutional Restraint on Our Speech
    EFF has asked a federal court to rule in its favor in a lawsuit we filed against an Australian company that sought to use foreign law to censor us from expressing our opinion about its patent. While the company, Global Equity Management (SA)…
  • Jul 24

    Global Condemnation for Turkey's Detention of Innocent Digital Security Trainer

    Global Condemnation for Turkey's Detention of Innocent Digital Security Trainer
    The detention of a group of human rights defenders in Turkey for daring to learn about digital security and encryption continued last week with a brief appearance of the accused in an Istanbul court. Six were returned to jail, and four…
  • Jul 24

    RCEP Discussions on Ecommerce: Gathering Steam in Hyderabad

    RCEP Discussions on Ecommerce: Gathering Steam in Hyderabad
    Sixteen countries from Asia-Pacific are meeting in Hyderabad for the 19th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which takes place in India from 18-28 July, 2017. EFF is participating to advocate for improved…
Rank this Week: 505

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Jul 24

    Keeping Up with Cayla: Concerns over Interactive Toys Spur an FTC Update of COPPA Guideline

    Keeping Up with Cayla: Concerns over Interactive Toys Spur an FTC Update of COPPA Guideline
    “Pleeeease?!” Buying a quick gift or giving in to your child’s pleas for a new toy is quickly becoming a more serious decision. In the age where toys can happily entertain kids by talking to them, the few precious moments…
  • Jul 11

    But Is It Okay to Google His Name? T-Pain Not Guilty of Genericide

    But Is It Okay to Google His Name? T-Pain Not Guilty of Genericide
    “Baby it’s okay, you can Google my name.” This line from T-Pain’s hit, “Bottlez,” became a focus in a recent Ninth Circuit trademark case on my favorite intellectual property issue: genericide. Among other…
  • Jul 5

    The “Commander-in-Tweet” and the First Amendment

    The “Commander-in-Tweet” and the First Amendment
    Can you violate the First Amendment by blocking people from your Twitter account? According to the Knight First Amendment Institute, it’s possible if that account is @realDonaldTrump. As we have mentioned before, Donald Trump’s…
Rank this Week: 837

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jul 24

    That great, free First Amendment thing

    That great, free First Amendment thing
    I was recently, and very briefly, the toast of whatever for my efforts in making the world safe for nasty trademark registrations under the banner of the First Amendment. But...
  • Jul 14

    Women, IP law and the panel-gender quota count

    Women, IP law and the panel-gender quota count
    It started with a bit of typical Internet snark between lawyer-mindfulness guru Jeena Cho and your snarky blogger: Go figure:  It ended up being a very interesting discussion, if not...
  • Jul 7

    No respect

    No respect
    Originally posted 2010-09-13 10:50:43. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMore aggressive branding gone bad:  A Singapore cosmetics company has withdrawn a line of makeup based on complaints concerning its whimsical connections...
Rank this Week: 99

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
  • Jul 24

    Scott Bleier Moderating ABA Venture Capital Webinar This Thursday

    Scott Bleier Moderating ABA Venture Capital Webinar This Thursday
    This Thursday, July 27th, beginning at 1pm EST, corporate attorney Scott Bleier will moderate the ABA Business Law Section webinar “Roadmap of a Venture Capital Deal“. The panel will cover various topics of the lifecycle of a…
  • Jul 20

    BioAxone BioSciences Peer-Reviewed Research Article Published in Frontiers Journal Serie

    BioAxone BioSciences Peer-Reviewed Research Article Published in Frontiers Journal Serie
    Firm client BioAxone BioSciences announced that its peer-reviewed research article on axon regeneration was published in Frontiers Journal Series, Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. The article “MAG, Myelin and Overcoming Growth…
  • Jul 13

    MBBP Publishes July M&A Today Newsletter

    MBBP Publishes July M&A Today Newsletter
    The latest edition of our M&A Today Newsletter is published! Articles include: An Overview of the Golden Parachute Payment Rules Top Considerations – Sale of Company M&A Non-disclosure Agreements: Drafting Considerations for…
Rank this Week: 1190

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/
  • Jul 24

    Appropriation Artist Can’t Win Fair Use Defense on Motion to Dismiss–Graham v. Prince

    Appropriation Artist Can’t Win Fair Use Defense on Motion to Dismiss–Graham v. Prince
    This is a lawsuit by plaintiff Donald Graham against well-known “appropriation artist” Richard Prince and his gallery for copyright infringement. As described by the court: Prince’s [work] is [an . . . ] inkjet print of a…
  • Jul 24

    Announcing the 2017 Edition of ‘Internet Law: Cases & Materials’

    Announcing the 2017 Edition of ‘Internet Law: Cases & Materials’
    I’m pleased to announce this year’s edition of my Internet Law casebook, Internet Law: Cases & Materials. It’s available for sale as a PDF at Gumroad for $8, as a Kindle book for $9.99, and in hard copy at CreateSpace...
  • Jul 23

    Court Can’t Ban Resident From Discussing HOA Online–Fox v. Hamptons at MetroWest Condo

    Court Can’t Ban Resident From Discussing HOA Online–Fox v. Hamptons at MetroWest Condo
    This is the third time this year I’m blogging about homeowners’ associations suppressing online speech (see my posts on the Revock and Milazzo cases). I’m pretty sure HOA online censorship is a growth industry (indeed, my…
Rank this Week: 415

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 733

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Jul 24

    No Time Bar, No Laches under the UDRP

    No Time Bar, No Laches under the UDRP
    Two UDRP decisions posted this month involved domain names registered 20 and 21 years ago, David Duchovny v. Alberta Hot Rods c/o Jeff Burgar, FA1706001734414 (Forum July 4, 2017) (<davidduchovny.com>, 21 years) and Commonwealth Bank of…
  • Jul 10

    Do Trade Names Qualify as Trade Marks for Purposes of the UDRP?

    Do Trade Names Qualify as Trade Marks for Purposes of the UDRP?
    Naming is the first imperative. It as much precedes the launching of new lives as it does new businesses. Names secure a presence, and for businesses in the marketplace names can grow into trademarks, if they function like one. Are we not…
  • Jun 20

    New Standard for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

    New Standard for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
    UDRP Rule 1 defines RDNH as “using the Policy in bad faith to attempt to deprive a registered domain name holder of a domain name” (further defined in Rule 15(c)).  There has been a mixed history in granting and denying this…
Rank this Week: 310

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: 1578

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/
  • Jul 24

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 102

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 102
    Here is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected –…
  • Jul 21

    Top Trademark Registration Challenges (video)

    Top Trademark Registration Challenges (video)
    In this video, former USPTO examiner Erik Pelton discuss the trademark registration process and the top three challenges faced by applicants, including responding to refusal office actions. The post Top Trademark Registration Challenges…
  • Jul 19

    What is protectable as a trademark? (Video)

    What is protectable as a trademark? (Video)
    I recently posted a new video on my YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/tm4smallbiz) The post What is protectable as a trademark? (Video) appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC - The Nontraditional Trademark Lawyers®.
Rank this Week: 1448

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

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

    Court Construes Key Terms in Mini-Markman

    Court Construes Key Terms in Mini-Markman
    WorldLogic Corp. v. Chicago Logic, Inc., No. 16 C 11713, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 5, 2017) (Feinerman, J.). Judge Feinerman construed a key claim term from each patent in suit as part of a mini-Markman proceeding in this patent dispute…
  • Jul 21

    Typographical Claim Error Survives Motion to Dismi

    Typographical Claim Error Survives Motion to Dismi
    Midwest Innovative Prods., LLC v. Kinamor, Inc., No. 16 C 11005, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 31, 2017) (Shah, J.). Judge Shah denied defendants’ (collectively “Kinamor”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff…
  • Jun 28

    Northern District’s New Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project Will Have Major Impact on IP Case

    Northern District’s New Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project Will Have Major Impact on IP Case
    On June 1, 2017, the Northern District implemented a Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot (MIDP) Project. The MIDP is going to have a big impact on trademark, copyright and Defense of Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) cases. It will not impact patent…
Rank this Week: 226

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/
  • Jul 24

    Design Ethics for Gender-Based Violence and Safety Technologie

    Design Ethics for Gender-Based Violence and Safety Technologie
    Authored (and organized) by Kate Sim and Ben Zevenbergen. Digital technologies are increasingly proposed as innovative solution to the problems and threats faced by vulnerable groups such as children, women, and LGBTQ people. However, there…
  • Jul 20

    LinkedIn reveals your personal email to your connection

    LinkedIn reveals your personal email to your connection
    [Huge thanks to Dillon Reisman, Arvind Narayanan, and Joanna Huey for providing great feedback on early drafts.] LinkedIn makes the primary email address associated with an account visible to all direct connections, as well as…
  • Jul 7

    On Encryption, Archiving, and Accountability

    On Encryption, Archiving, and Accountability
    “As Elites Switch to Texting, Watchdogs Fear Loss of Accountability“, says a headline in today’s New York Times. The story describes a rising concern among rule enforcers and compliance officers: Secure messaging apps like…
Rank this Week: 110

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jul 24

    Urheberrecht: Abmahnungen von Dennis Skley für Creative Commons-Bilder erreichen auch die Schweiz

    Urheberrecht: Abmahnungen von Dennis Skley für Creative Commons-Bilder erreichen auch die Schweiz
    Viele Bilder werden online unter einer Creative Commons-Lizenz veröffentlicht. Wer die Lizenzbedingungen einhält, darf solche Bilder kostenlos und legal verwenden. Leider liegt bei diesen Lizenzbedingungen die Tücke im Detail.…
  • Jul 22

    Markenrecht: Wenn Zahnärzte in den Apfel beissen …

    Markenrecht: Wenn Zahnärzte in den Apfel beissen …
    Hat Apple sein berühmtes Logo mit dem angebissenen Apfel «modernisiert»? Nein, der angebissene Apfel, der vor einigen Tagen im schweizerischen Markenregister veröffentlicht wurde, ist das Logo von zwei Zahnärzten…
  • Jul 20

    So erkauft man sich Medienpräsenz als Startup-Experte

    So erkauft man sich Medienpräsenz als Startup-Experte
    Wer in den Medien als Experte erscheint, wird normalerweise von Journalisten angefragt und für die erteilte Auskunft nicht bezahlt. Ob und in welcher Form die erteilte Auskunft überhaupt Verwendung findet, …
Rank this Week: 2796

The Contingency

The Contingency

Insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Jul 23

    Dieselgate — Antitrust Edition

    Dieselgate — Antitrust Edition
    You will recall that two years ago Volkswagen got in $14.7 billion worth of class action trouble for rigging software in its diesel cars to fake compliance with U.S. emission standards. The We now learn that Volkswagen didn’t act alone.…
  • Jul 9

    Who Belongs in a Class?

    Who Belongs in a Class?
    The question of who belongs in a class action deserves a lot of think about it time. A good class definition could save class plaintiffs lots of trouble in winning certification of the class — a do-or-die event in the life of the class…
  • Jul 2

    Opt-Outs on Parade

    Opt-Outs on Parade
    Arise, ye claimants For more than 40 years, you could wait (and wait and wait) to decide whether or not to opt out of a class action in order to pursue your own individual case. You didn’t have to squawk until (1) you got formal notice…
Rank this Week: 2470

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
  • Jul 23

    E.D. Texas Mag. Payne: Bandwidth Allocation Patent-Eligible

    E.D. Texas Mag. Payne: Bandwidth Allocation Patent-Eligible
    Claims of a patent directed to “management of bandwidth allocation in a network server” were not directed to an abstract idea, and not invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101, held Magistrate Judge Payne in a report and recommendation…
  • Jul 19

    Lack of Written Description Support Leads CAFC to Invalidate

    Lack of Written Description Support Leads CAFC to Invalidate
    In TransPerfect Global, Inc. v. Joseph Matal, the CAFC affirmed the Board’s PGR rejection of the claims of US6,857,022 as invalid for lack of written description support.  The ‘022 patent discloses a method of obtaining a…
  • Jul 17

    CAFC: PTAB Claim Construction Violates Boundaries of BRI

    CAFC: PTAB Claim Construction Violates Boundaries of BRI
    In IPCom GMBG & Co. v. HTC Corp. (Fed Cir. 2017), the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded a finding of obviousness in an Inter Partes Reexamination because the PTAB’s claim construction went beyond the broadest reasonable…
Rank this Week: 808