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Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 28

    2016 BIO International Convention

    2016 BIO International Convention
    The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) will be holding its annual BIO International Convention June 6-9, 2016 in San Francisco, CA. Founded in 1993, BIO is a nonprofit association seeking supportive biotechnology policies on behalf…
  • May 26

    USPTO Issues Memorandum Regarding Enfish and TLI

    USPTO Issues Memorandum Regarding Enfish and TLI
    By Michael Borella -- On the heels of the Federal Circuit handing down two subject matter eligibility decisions regarding software, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published a memo to its examining corps regarding these cases. On May…
  • May 26

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc. 3:16-cv-02703; filed May 18, 2016 in the Northern District of California…
Rank this Week: 145

Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • May 28

    Utility Futility? Usefulness of Inventions and ‘Fatal’ Promises Made in Patent Specification

    Utility Futility? Usefulness of Inventions and ‘Fatal’ Promises Made in Patent Specification
    The Australian Patents Act 1990 requires, in section 18(1)(c) and 18(1A)(c), that an invention must be ‘useful’ in order to be patentable.  This is also commonly known as the requirement for ‘utility’. …
  • May 22

    Are Patent Attorneys Really to Blame for Overly Broad Claims?

    Are Patent Attorneys Really to Blame for Overly Broad Claims?
    Last week Eric Sutton, who is Senior Patent Counsel at Oracle Corporation, published an open letter to the patent attorney profession on the IP Watchdog blog.  In short, he accused us – and particularly those of us who practise in…
  • May 15

    Patentable Subject Matter Continues to Confound in the US Despite Hopeful Sign

    Patentable Subject Matter Continues to Confound in the US Despite Hopeful Sign
    The past couple of weeks have brought some slightly brighter news for innovators in life sciences and software fields seeking patent protection in the United States.  First, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an update to…
Rank this Week: 1210

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • May 28

    Now You Too Have Access To Invention Funding

    Now You Too Have Access To Invention Funding
    Now You Too Have Access To Invention Funding Invention funding is one of the most integral pieces of the inventors journey.  But, bootstrapping an idea can also be very difficult and a drain on resources.  We know the process:…
  • May 25

    3-D Printing: 5 Things You Need to Know About Patent Protection

    3-D Printing: 5 Things You Need to Know About Patent Protection
    ­­Buffalo Business First recently published an article about how 3-D printing has changed the world of patent protection. Vin & Justin Kloss served as guest columnists for the article, so we will break that down into 5 things that…
  • May 4

    Why Should You Beware of Patent Trolls?

    Why Should You Beware of Patent Trolls?
    The United States has reached an all new high of Patent Troll cases in 2015. This past year has been the biggest year ever for patent lawsuits with 68% of them filed by trolls. Patent Trolls use patents as legal weapon rather than actually…
Rank this Week: 844

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • May 28

    Farewell, Big Dog

    Farewell, Big Dog
    We said goodbye to our Big Dog Shy in late January 2016.  We were lucky enough to adopt Shy as a rescue dog in July 2010.  Our 9-year-old male Vizsla, Flash, died prematurely from cancer.  I looked at all of the Vizsla rescue…
  • May 20

    No Such Thing as Unintentionally Giving Up a Copyright Termination Right

    No Such Thing as Unintentionally Giving Up a Copyright Termination Right
    Albert Brumley wrote the gospel song, “I’ll Fly Away,” in the late 1920’s.  The music publishing company he sold his song to registered the copyright in 1932.  Albert later purchased the music publishing…
  • May 6

    Circuit Split on Video Privacy Protection for Smart Device Free App User

    Circuit Split on Video Privacy Protection for Smart Device Free App User
    Alexander Yershov sued Gannett, owner of USA Today, for Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) violations.  Yershov alleged that the USA Today Mobile App he downloaded and installed on his Android device collected and sent his personally…
Rank this Week: 1738

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/
  • May 28

    Fomenta Expociencias Bajío cultura de patentamiento

    Fomenta Expociencias Bajío cultura de patentamiento
    AUTOR: Israel Pérez Valencia FUENTE: AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Álvaro Cerón Hernández es un empresario fundador de…
  • May 28

    Innovadoras alternativas para el aprovechamiento de la lombricultura

    Innovadoras alternativas para el aprovechamiento de la lombricultura
    AUTOR: Jorge Armando Bonilla FUENTE: AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Ciudad de México.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Entre los años 1940 y 1960, en Estados Unidos tuvo lugar la llamada revolución verde, la…
  • May 27

    Sciencial, un sitio web de divulgación para la comunidad científica

    Sciencial, un sitio web de divulgación para la comunidad científica
    AUTOR: Génesis Gatica Porcayo FUENTE: AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Ciudad de México. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Las estadísticas otorgadas por la Encuesta sobre la Percepción Pública de la…
Rank this Week: 771

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Pooley on the Gurry matter at WIPO

    Pooley on the Gurry matter at WIPO
    From Fox News:“It's past time for all this craziness to stop,” declared James Pooley, a U.S. patent attorney and former top WIPO official who launched a formal complaint against Gurry last year, which led to the WIPO director…
  • May 28

    Chronicle of Higher Education: "Another reason for the chronic plagiarism is the attitude that it doesn't matter"

    Chronicle of Higher Education: "Another reason for the chronic plagiarism is the attitude that it doesn't matter"
    Vincent Moore writing Playing Dirty in the War on Plagiarism statesAnother reason for the chronic plagiarism is the attitude that it doesn't matter. I've been told by employees of the local copy shop that more than one student has had a…
  • May 27

    ARUNACHALAM case informs practitioners of "what to do" following a new ground of rejection

    ARUNACHALAM case informs practitioners of "what to do" following a new ground of rejection
    Dr. Lakshmi Arunachalam owns U.S. Patent No.5,778,178, which has been undergoing reexaminationsince November 2008. In September 2014, the PatentTrial and Appeal Board affirmed the rejection of claims 9–16, but designated a new ground of…
Rank this Week: 63

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
  • May 28

    A Different Story About The Kitty Genovese Murder

    A Different Story About The Kitty Genovese Murder
    As the story went at the time, 38 people witnessed the attack on Kitty Genovese 50 years ago, and did nothing. But that story is wrong, as James Soloman and William Genovese explore in their new film. On NPR this morning.
  • May 27

    Simchowitz-Mahama Settlement More Hype Than Substance

    Simchowitz-Mahama Settlement More Hype Than Substance
    We’ve received a few frantic emails asking us about the recent Simchowitz-Mahama settlement. As the reader may recall, this concerns yet another threat by an aggrieved artist to “deauthenticate” an artwork created by that…
  • May 27

    On Google’s Digitization of Museum Collection

    On Google’s Digitization of Museum Collection
    To help disseminate culture and foster collaborations (good reasons), says Hyperallergic. We’re also curious as to who owns the rights to these digital files, and whether any works protected by intellectual property are being digitized…
Rank this Week: 291

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 1124

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: 286

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • May 28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-27
    Records including metadata relevant and ordered to be produced Bard v Canadian Natural Resources, 2016 ABQB 267 https://t.co/vBDzL49Uau -> Organizations must respond within 30 days to requests about how personal information is used and…
  • May 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-26
    We watch TV differently now, and Ottawa hasn’t kept pace https://t.co/zc908CEHJ6 -> Big Data Analytics: Is Consent Required? https://t.co/j5qYQ93BN9 -> Maker of film critiquing Vancouver Aquarium wins right to appeal copyright…
  • May 26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-25
    No settlement agreement by exchange of letters and emails Apotex Inc. v. Allergan 2016 FCA 155 2016 FCA 155 (CanLII) https://t.co/UnUYoelvmZ -> Contests & CASL https://t.co/DjRTYmQsfP -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-24…
Rank this Week: 704

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/
Rank this Week: 2454

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Book Review: The Competence of the European Union in Copyright Lawmaking

    Book Review: The Competence of the European Union in Copyright Lawmaking
    Given, um, upcoming political events, analysis of the lines between member states and EU institutions couldn't be better timed. In "The Competence of the European Union in Copyright Lawmaking", Ana Ramalho presents a comprehensive analysis of…
  • May 27

    BREAKING: EU Council unanimously adopts EU Trade Secrets Directive

    BREAKING: EU Council unanimously adopts EU Trade Secrets Directive
    Just as the AmeriKat was ready toleave for the Bank Holiday weekendthe EU Council surprises her...(c) Joe DelaneyThis morning the EU Council unanimously adopted the EU Trade Secrets Directive.  The EU Trade Secrets Directive provides for…
  • May 27

    The life and death of the PRINCE Bill

    The life and death of the PRINCE Bill
    The recent passing of Prince left many fans in mourning and potential heirs clambering for a piece of his estate. The singer, who died intestate, left behind a wealth of copyright protected works. His right to publicity, however, did not…
Rank this Week: 58

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • May 27

    Upcoming Event: INTA’s Building Africa with Brands Conference to Take Place in September!

    Upcoming Event: INTA’s Building Africa with Brands Conference to Take Place in September!
    May 28, 2016 — INTA’s Building Africa with Brands Conference will be held on September 1 and 2, 2016 at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. This Conference will be the first... The post Upcoming Event:…
  • May 25

    UPOV 1991 Enters into Force in Kenya

    UPOV 1991 Enters into Force in Kenya
    May 25, 2016 — Earlier this month, the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV Convention) of December 2, 1961, as revised on March 19, 1991 entered into force in Kenya.... The post UPOV 1991 Enters…
  • May 24

    Trademark Class 32: Water, Beers and Non-Alcoholic Beverages in Nigeria

    Trademark Class 32: Water, Beers and Non-Alcoholic Beverages in Nigeria
    May 25, 2016 — In registering trademarks in Nigeria, you may apply for the mark to be registered under one or more of the 45 classes. Each class represents a distinct class of goods or services... The post Trademark Class 32:…
Rank this Week: 2000

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • May 27

    5000 Years Later

    5000 Years Later
    This is a book review. Neil Stephenson, Seveneves, May 2015. I heard about this from a recent blog post by Bill Gates. One interesting aspect is the fact that this book takes a very long term perspective. The first sentence of the last…
  • May 27

    Worst Possible Phaseout Strategy

    Worst Possible Phaseout Strategy
    One of the main themes I am exploring here is how to assure that phasing out fossil fuel is done in a way that increases fossil fuel company profits while solving global warming at the same time. My idea is to voluntarily reduce production,…
  • May 19

    EU General Court Approves Commission Power Grab

    EU General Court Approves Commission Power Grab
    The Third Chamber of the General Court of the European Union has ruled on the action Germany brought against the Commission power grab. They agree with the Commission view that the 2012 version German feed-in tariff is “State…
Rank this Week: 2084

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
  • May 27

    Security Win: Burr-Feinstein Proposal Declared “Dead” for This Year

    Security Win: Burr-Feinstein Proposal Declared “Dead” for This Year
    The anti-security proposal promoted by Senators Burr and Feinstein is “dead,” according to a Reuters report. The news agency spoke to sources within congressional offices, the administration, and the tech sector, who confirmed…
  • May 27

    EFF to FCC: Prevent ISPs From Following Your Every Internet Move

    EFF to FCC: Prevent ISPs From Following Your Every Internet Move
    Broadband Providers Have Unique Ability to Spy on CustomersSan Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today to update privacy rules to prevent broadband Internet access service…
  • May 27

    Copyright Doesn't Mean Unlimited Control

    Copyright Doesn't Mean Unlimited Control
    Industry Arguments Shouldn’t Deter the FCC from Unlocking Cable Boxes True competition could finally come to the market for TV set-top boxes thanks to a new set of proposed rules from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Under…
Rank this Week: 455

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Nikki Siesel, Esq. of the Law Offices Of Joseph C. Messina.

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • May 27

    Is A Twitter Account A Separate, Registrable Service For Trademark Registration?

    Is A Twitter Account A Separate, Registrable Service For Trademark Registration?
    Florists’ Transworld Delivery Inc. (the “Applicant”) attempted to register its mark, a slogan, SAY IT YOUR WAY for two types of services. Only one service is at issue on appeal before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board…
  • May 15

    TTAB Precedential Decision: JAWS Movie Considered “Famous” Under Likelihood Of Confusion

    TTAB Precedential Decision: JAWS Movie Considered “Famous” Under Likelihood Of Confusion
    Applicant was refused registration for two marks: (1) JAWS in standard characters and (2) JAWS DEVOUR YOUR HUNGER in standard characters. The services identified in the trademark applications were entertainment services, namely the streaming…
  • Apr 20

    Precedential TTAB Holding : Parent And Subsidiary Trademark Use

    Precedential TTAB Holding : Parent And Subsidiary Trademark Use
    Two weeks ago the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) issued a precedential decision involving issues of parent and subsidiary trademark use and abandonment. See Noble Home Furnishings, LLC v. Floorco Enterprises, LLC,…
Rank this Week: 1398

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 27

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain
    Charlene Morrow & Sapna Mehta: Supreme Court To Weigh In On Damages For Design Patent Infringement Michael Borella: USPTO Issues Memorandum Regarding Enfish And TLI Elijah Nouvelage: Jury Sides With Google In $9 Billion Intellectual…
  • May 26

    Wegner’s Top Ten Pending Patent Case

    Wegner’s Top Ten Pending Patent Case
    Hal Wegner has updated his top-ten list of pending cases: Impression Products v. Lexmark (cert petition pending) (post-sale and international exhaustion) Sequenom v. Ariosa Diagnostics (cert petition pending) (patent eligibility) Samsung v.…
  • May 25

    In re Aqua Product

    In re Aqua Product
    In re Aqua Products (Fed. Cir. 2016) In a short opinion, the Federal Circuit has reaffirmed the USPTO’s tightly restrictive approach to amendment practice in Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings.  Under the rules, a patentee has…
Rank this Week: 225

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2036

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2893

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • May 27

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!
    For your Memorial Day weekend, I’m am amazed and humbled to post Hearsay Culture’s tenth anniversary show, # 254, recorded on April 26 and aired on KZSU on May 6, 2016, with Prof. Lawrence Lessig of Harvard University, reflecting…
  • May 25

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 253, April 29, my interview with Prof. Pam Samuelson of UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information, on the Authors Alliance. Pam needs little introduction to Hearsay Culture listeners given…
  • May 22

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!
    I’ve been reticent to add Hearsay Culture to ad-based content providers (because they place advertisements in and around the show). Nonetheless, in the interest of reaching the widest possible audience under current budget circumstances…
Rank this Week: 1907

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Throwback trade dress, Care Bears edition

    Throwback trade dress, Care Bears edition
    Newly added to my collection, the infringing Dan-Dee teddy with the functional tummy graphics:American Greetings Corp. v. Dan­Dee Imports, Inc., 807 F. 2d 1136 (3d Cir. 1986)http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 27

    NPR Marketplace on Oracle v. Google

    NPR Marketplace on Oracle v. Google
    I'm quoted in the story.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 27

    Transformative work of the day, political edition

    Transformative work of the day, political edition
    Rebel Girl: this pro-Clinton mashup was initially subject to a DMCA claim, but seems to have survived.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 196

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • May 27

    TWiL 347: There's a Tribble in My Tent

    TWiL 347: There's a Tribble in My Tent
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Christine Farley Google's use of Oracle's APIs is fair use, what not to wear at Comic-Con, why the Slants case is going to be so interesting before the Supreme Court, Axanar to fly…
  • May 20

    TWiL 346: Red Flagged as Sith

    TWiL 346: Red Flagged as Sith
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes USPTO, The Slants, Redskins, and trademarking offensive names, revenge porn creep Kevin Bollaert's appeal, Redigi, digital files and the First Sale doctrine, the 'Defend Trade Secrets…
  • May 13

    TWiL 345: Fax It To Twitter

    TWiL 345: Fax It To Twitter
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guest: Alexander Davie, Erik J. Heels Title III Equity Crowdfunding, Avengers' law and policy, Twitter's trademark policy, Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (UUDRP), data driven startups, why you…
Rank this Week: 527

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • May 27

    Understanding Required Minimum Distributions with Your IRA

    Understanding Required Minimum Distributions with Your IRA
    IRA’s can be complex and confusing sometimes. There are so many rules and laws that must be followed to avoid penalties. One common area of confusion surrounds the required minimum distribution (RMD). The RMD is simply the minimum…
  • May 19

    Which Is More Important: Family Values & History or Financial Assets?

    Which Is More Important: Family Values & History or Financial Assets?
    When talking about families and inheritance, studies show that while financial assets are important, family values and family history take the driver’s seat.
  • May 10

    Why Estate Planning Is Also For Young Adult

    Why Estate Planning Is Also For Young Adult
    The young often think of themselves as invincible in the sense that in their protected world, nothing bad can happen to them, especially with their parents around.
Rank this Week: 2674

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 981

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 88

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Company behind “Four Loko” drink files trade dress lawsuit against competitor

    Company behind “Four Loko” drink files trade dress lawsuit against competitor
    Earlier this year, the company behind the “Four Loko” flavored malt beverage product sued a competitor for trade dress infringement. In its Complaint the Plaintiff alleges that the Defendant’s “J Series” flavored…
  • May 13

    Screenwriter of the television show Empire sued for copyright infringement

    Screenwriter of the television show Empire sued for copyright infringement
    Earlier this year, the screenwriter for the television show Empire was sued for copyright infringement, along with other defendants, including production company Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. The lawsuit was brought by pro se…
  • May 5

    United States Supreme Court to hear copyright lawsuit regarding cheerleader uniform

    United States Supreme Court to hear copyright lawsuit regarding cheerleader uniform
    This entry is a follow up to a previous blog article[1] regarding the case of Varsity Brands, Inc. v. Star Athletica, LLC, 799 F.3d 468 (6th Cir. 2015), in which the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that designs on cheerleading uniforms…
Rank this Week: 880

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
Rank this Week: 268

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • May 27

    CD Cal: Discussion of Sanctions Against Law Firm / Individual Atty

    CD Cal: Discussion of Sanctions Against Law Firm / Individual Atty
    Sweet People Apparel v Saza Jeans, 14-1143-DMG (CD Cal May 25, 2016). Individual attorneys had been sanctioned under Rule 11/37 for ‘evasive or incomplete discovery’ (discovery docs had been redacted without proper indicia as…
  • May 26

    9th Cir Continues To Not Apply OCTANE To Trademark

    9th Cir Continues To Not Apply OCTANE To Trademark
    Ninth Circuit reminds us that it already has decided that it is not bound to apply Octane Fitness’ (134 S. Ct. 1749) definition of “exceptional” in the context of the Lanham Act’s fee-shifting provision. Rather than…
  • May 19

    Spot the Differences in These Nominative Fair Use Test

    Spot the Differences in These Nominative Fair Use Test
    Here is the first factor from the Ninth Circuit nominative fair use test, courtesy of the New Kids on the Block case: First, the product or service in question must be one not readily identifiable without use of the trademark; Here’s…
Rank this Week: 361

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
Rank this Week: 585

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

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

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 988

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

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

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • May 27

    Heroic Local Paralegal Saves Bees in Law Office

    Heroic Local Paralegal Saves Bees in Law Office
    Well, on Wednesday we had a Markman hearing and on Thursday we extracted a bee hive. You can't say things aren't always buzzing around the Hub. For new readers the Hub is the historic (1897-2001) shoe store building that houses...
  • May 19

    Dr. Joel Gregory to be speaker at the annual Davidson Foundation meeting

    Dr. Joel Gregory to be speaker at the annual Davidson Foundation meeting
    Dr. Joel Gregory, Professor of Preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Seminary , will be the speaker at the annual spring meeting of the Davidson Foundation held at the Josephine Davidson Memorial Chapel in the pine-clad…
  • May 19

    EDTX transfers Google case to NDCA

    EDTX transfers Google case to NDCA
    Judge Payne recently granted a motion to transfer a patent case originally brought against eleven defendants (four appear to have been dismissed) including Google from Marshall to the Northern District of California. The motion was by Google,…
Rank this Week: 288

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • May 27

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/27/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/27/16
    T Bone Burnett’s Remarks on Music and the American Story (with intro by Rosanne Cash) — “We are not looking backward. We are looking forward to a better place. As artists and creators we constantly use the technology…
  • May 13

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/13/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/13/16
    New Research Debunks Myth That Piracy Site Blocking Does Not Work — “The trio studied the effects on consumer behavior of the court-ordered blocking of 53 piracy websites in the U.K. in November 2014. Their research paper released…
  • May 6

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/06/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/06/16
    Google Image Search and the Misappropriation of Copyrighted Images — In 2013, Google changed its image search function from displaying low resolution thumbnails in its results to offering full size, high resolution versions of the…
Rank this Week: 3966

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/
  • May 27

    LPTV/TV Translator Deadline … or Punchline … Announced

    LPTV/TV Translator Deadline … or Punchline … Announced
    Bureau announces, sort of, deadline for eligibility for first post-Spectrum Auction displacement window. LPTV and TV Translator licensees have known for some time – at least since last December – that they’re going to need…
  • May 26

    The Quad Pulls A Sisyphus … Again

    The Quad Pulls A Sisyphus … Again
    Three’s the charm, as the Third Circuit sends the FCC’s Quadriennial Review proceeding back to the Commission for a third time We once described the FCC’s quadrennial ownership review process as Sisyphean in nature. Keeping…
  • May 26

    Stakeholders Reach Consensus on “Best Practices” for Commercial UAS

    Stakeholders Reach Consensus on “Best Practices” for Commercial UAS
    Year-long multistakeholder process convened by NTIA produces voluntary standards for protecting privacy in drone use. As we reported last year, at the request of the President, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration…
Rank this Week: 1352

Written Description

Written Description

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

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Thoughts on Google's Fair Use Win in Oracle v. Google

    Thoughts on Google's Fair Use Win in Oracle v. Google
    It seems like I write a blog post about Oracle v. Google every two years. My last one was on May 9, 2014, so the time seems right (and a fair use jury verdict indicates now or never). It turns out that I really like what I said last time, so…
  • May 19

    Galasso & Schankerman on the Effect of Patent Invalidation on Subsequent Innovation by the Patentee

    Galasso & Schankerman on the Effect of Patent Invalidation on Subsequent Innovation by the Patentee
    In a paper previously featured on this blog, economists Alberto Galasso (Toronto School of Management) and Mark Schankerman (London School of Economics) pioneered the use of effectively random Federal Circuit panel assignments as an…
  • May 16

    Rules, Standards, and Change in the Patent System (Keynote Speech Transcript)

    Rules, Standards, and Change in the Patent System (Keynote Speech Transcript)
    Last weekend I was honored to give the keynote speech at the Giles S. Rich Inn of Court annual dinner held at the Supreme Court. It was a great time, and I met many judges, lawyers, clerks, and consultants that I had not met before. Several…
Rank this Week: 674

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    TTABlog Test: Are ZEN BAKERY and ZEN DELITES Confusable for Cookies?

    TTABlog Test: Are ZEN BAKERY and ZEN DELITES Confusable for Cookies?
    Petitioner sought to cancel a registration for the mark ZEN DELITES for "cookies," claiming a likelihood of confusion with its mark ZEN BAKERY for bakery goods, including cookies [BAKERY disclaimed]. Respondent Susan DeFuria conceded…
  • May 26

    ZERO Not Generic for Soft Drinks, Says TTAB, In Multi-Mark Battle

    ZERO Not Generic for Soft Drinks, Says TTAB, In Multi-Mark Battle
    This consolidated proceeding involved seven oppositions to Coca-Cola's attempted registration of various ZERO-containing marks for soft drinks sports drinks, and energy drinks, without a disclaimer of the term "zero," on the ground that the…
  • May 25

    TTABlog Test: Are These Two Word+Design Marks Confusable for Retail Store Services?

    TTABlog Test: Are These Two Word+Design Marks Confusable for Retail Store Services?
    The USPTO refused to register the mark shown below left, for "retail store services featuring furniture, furniture paint and finishes, clothing, fashion accessories such as scarves, hats, shoes, rings, necklaces, and earrings, and vintage…
Rank this Week: 148

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/
  • May 27

    Disclosure about Disclosure

    Disclosure about Disclosure
    Margaret B. Kwoka, FOIA, Inc., Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2016), available on SSRN.Anne O'ConnellCongress may be gridlocked on many issues, but both parties are working hard to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act. Motivations differ, of…
  • May 26

    A Cure for Just-In-Time Scheduling

    A Cure for Just-In-Time Scheduling
    Charlotte Alexander, Anna Haley-Lock, and Nantiya Ruan, Stabilizing Low-Wage Work: Legal Remedies for Unpredictable Work Hours and Income Instability, 50 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 1 (2015) available at SSRN.Charlotte GardenMany…
  • May 25

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List
    Susan G. Thatch, Ante-Mortem Probate in New Jersey—An Idea Resurrected?, 39 Seton Hall Legis. J. 331 (2015).Gerry W. BeyerAnte-mortem probate addresses a glaring deficiency with the post-mortem probate model prevalently used in the…
Rank this Week: 326

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Appeal Court Decision in Africa's First Adword Case Provides Clarity

    Appeal Court Decision in Africa's First Adword Case Provides Clarity
    News just in from Bloemfontein is that M-Systems successfully defended the appeal by Cochrane Steel creating clarity that keyword bidding on a competitor's trade mark (on its own) is not passing off or unlawful…
  • May 23

    Africa is @INTA

    Africa is @INTA
    From the madness that is INTA, here is a short synopsis of Monday and Tuesday events, table topics and panels that include Africans or cover African related issues.  You can also follow the INTA through twitter on #INTA16 where you can…
  • May 13

    FridayLite by Nic Rosslee

    FridayLite by Nic Rosslee
    It’s the ten year anniversary since the most humorous moment in trade mark lawTen years ago, Guy Goma arrived at the BBC in London for an interview.Standing around, waiting to be interviewed for a position in the BBC’s IT…
Rank this Week: 1448

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • May 26

    Software inventions increasingly eligible for patent

    Software inventions increasingly eligible for patent
    The case of Enfish v. MSFT (Fed. Cir. 2016) is one of the rare Section 101 case in which the Federal Circuit identified claims for software inventions as eligible for patent protection after the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice and…
  • Apr 24

    Covered Business Method is broadly applied

    Covered Business Method is broadly applied
    I.  Background of Covered Business Method review Under U.S. patent laws, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) can review the validity of patents that are financial in nature under a Covered Business Method…
  • Apr 6

    Trademark Registration: common law, state and federal

    Trademark Registration: common law, state and federal
    COMMON LAW TRADEMARK RIGHTS v. TRADEMARK REGISTRATION In the United States, certain trademark rights are created whenever someone uses a mark in connection with a product or service. If a product is sold or a service is rendered in…
Rank this Week: 2665

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    INTA’s magic kingdom

    INTA’s magic kingdom
    Waiting in line for my choc shake . Thanks @cantabip for organizing: #INTA16 Tweetup official group photo. pic.twitter.com/IgMYNy0YGE — Kenneth L. Kunkle (@Kunkle_Law) May 23, 2016 This year’s annual meeting of the International…
  • May 20

    Giving up the Web

    Giving up the Web
    Originally posted 2010-11-05 17:11:33. Republished by Blog Post PromoterClickZ News says lawyers are “Giving Up on Web Trademark Infringement”: “Trademark dilution is death by a thousand cuts,” said Joe Dreitler,…
  • May 20

    Design patents at the Supreme Court: A picture is worth…

    Design patents at the Supreme Court: A picture is worth…
    D 593,087   FOUR HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS…Or maybe the three pictures on this page are worth that much?                                    …
Rank this Week: 253

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    La demande US200528720 nous propose un autre dispositif pour éloigner les prédateurs. 1. A portable device for deterring an attack by an animal upon a user, wherein the device is easily carried by a single user, the…
  • May 24

    T1785/15 : un conseil erroné

    T1785/15 : un conseil erroné
    La demanderesse avait donné son accord au jeu de revendications amendé par la division d'examen et payé la taxe de délivrance et de publication. La mention de décision de délivrance devait être…
  • May 22

    Préparation à l’Examen de Qualification Européen (EQE) de 2017

    Préparation à l’Examen de Qualification Européen (EQE) de 2017
    Préparation à l’Examen de Qualification Européen (EQE) de 2017 LA FORMATION ASPI : L’ASPI organise depuis 1982 une formation pratique à l’Examen Européen de Qualification (EQE),…
Rank this Week: 2157

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • May 26

    HUGE win for Google in Oracle API case.

    HUGE win for Google in Oracle API case.
    From Law360:Google won a high-profile jury verdict Thursday that its use of Oracle’s copyrighted Java software code in its Android mobile operating system was protected by the fair use doctrine, clearing the company of liability that…
  • May 25

    Shameless Plug: That Frog on Kickstarter

    Shameless Plug: That Frog on Kickstarter
    That Frog is a casual mobile game being developed by Pixabits with the help of students at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Game development is about 1/3 complete, and they are raising funds for the students to continue working…
  • May 25

    Martin O’Donnell v. Harold Ryan

    Martin O’Donnell v. Harold Ryan
    O'Donnell v. RyanCase No. 14-2-12439-2 SEASuperior Court of Washington for King CountyOn April 11, 2014, Martin O’Donnell’s employment was terminated by Bungie’s board of directors. O’Donnell had been a composer for…
Rank this Week: 2883

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: 2446

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: 241

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • May 26

    Redline Detection, LLC, v. Star Envirotech, Inc., No. 2015-1047 (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Redline Detection, LLC, v. Star Envirotech, Inc., No. 2015-1047 (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    Written By: John Kirkpatrick Redline instituted an inter partes review (IPR) to show that claims 9 and 10 of U.S. Patent No. 6,526,808 (the ’808 patent), owned by Star, would have been obvious.  Redline did not include expert…
  • May 2

    Patent No. U.S. 5,742,942 A

    Patent No. U.S. 5,742,942 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas               Web and Blog EditorPatent No. U.S. 5,742,942 AGolf Glove having Club-Gripping StrapInventors: Philip K. Sykes Description: In the continued evolution of golf…
  • Apr 19

    Patent No. U.S. 3,532,344 A

    Patent No. U.S. 3,532,344 A
     Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog Editor Patent No. U.S. 3,532,344 A Golf club and glove including coacting non-slip elements and grip positioning means Inventors: Benjamin Masstab Description: In…
Rank this Week: 3749

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/
Rank this Week: 3546