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Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 688

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Applied Materials wins at PTAB in Ex parte CUVALCI; PTAB mentions "the epitome of hindsight"

    Applied Materials wins at PTAB in Ex parte CUVALCI; PTAB mentions "the epitome of hindsight"
    The discussion section begins:We reverse the Examiner’s rejection for the reasons set forth inAppellants’ Appeal and Reply Briefs.We add the following for emphasis.As the Federal Circuit has explained, “rejections on…
  • Jun 30

    PTAB decision in Ex parte Florian

    PTAB decision in Ex parte Florian
    The PTAB basically adopted the arguments of the Appellant in the case Ex parte Florian : We reverse the above § 103 rejection,for substantially the reasons provided by Appellants in their Brief and Reply Brief.We add the following.It is…
  • Jun 30

    Apple prevails over Affnity Labs of Texas at PTAB

    Apple prevails over Affnity Labs of Texas at PTAB
    As to 95/001,264 and 90/010,333, Apple wins at PTAB.link: http://e-foia.uspto.gov/Foia/RetrievePdf?system=BPAI&flNm=fd2015004281-06-30-2015-1
Rank this Week: 53

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 123

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Five Social Media Law Issues To Discuss With Your Client

    Five Social Media Law Issues To Discuss With Your Client
    The explosive growth of social media has clients facing legal questions that didn’t even exist a few short years ago. Helping your clients navigate this muddled legal landscape will have them clicking “like” in no time.…
  • Jun 29

    The Right to Give One-Star Review

    The Right to Give One-Star Review
    Congress has taken a step toward protecting consumers’ rights to post negative reviews on websites like Ripoff Report or Yelp with the introduction, by Representative Darrell E. Issa of California, of the Consumer Review Freedom Act of…
  • Jun 23

    The Guide to Social Media and Securities Law

    The Guide to Social Media and Securities Law
    The growing use of social media has created challenges for federal securities regulators and, given the significance of social media as a preferred method of communication for a large percentage of market participants, the need to adapt…
Rank this Week: 3065

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 998

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    How Startup Patent Filing is Different

    How Startup Patent Filing is Different
    The prevailing view of patent experts who advise innovators–be they individuals or companies–it that patent filings should occur as early as possible. This advice, which is even more prevalent now that the US has moved to a…
  • Apr 22

    The Medical Device Patent Strategy Problem-Case Study

    The Medical Device Patent Strategy Problem-Case Study
    An IP Strategist like myself spends considerable time “Monday Morning Quarterbacking” patent strategy for medical devices and other inventions for the purposes of valuation, commercialization and otherwise. In this regard, I am…
  • Jan 15

    Patent Early? Maybe Not

    Patent Early? Maybe Not
    Patent lawyers almost always instruct inventors to file for patent protection at the earliest possible date, but maybe this is not the best advice for many startups. To the contrary, I think this conventional advice is flawed–at least…
Rank this Week: 4553

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/
  • Jun 30

    OET Runs the Numbers Using the New and Improved TVStudy V.1.3.2

    OET Runs the Numbers Using the New and Improved TVStudy V.1.3.2
    Areas/pops data for auction-eligible stations released for comment. We have another sign of the impending arrival of the spectrum auction. The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) has released what it describes as the…
  • Jun 30

    Update: Effective Date Set for Revised EAS Rule

    Update: Effective Date Set for Revised EAS Rule
    A couple of weeks ago we reported on the revisions to the Emergency Alert System rules adopted in the wake of the 2011 nationwide EAS test. Those revisions have now been published in the Federal Register, so we know that they will take effect…
  • Jun 29

    Sirius Waves a $210 Million White Flag

    Sirius Waves a $210 Million White Flag
    Settlement wraps up record labels’ lawsuit re pre-1972 performance rights They’re rejoicing in the Home for Old Musicians (not to mention the Home for Companies That Own Old Musicians’ Performance Copyrights). Sirius XM and…
Rank this Week: 4290

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
  • Jun 30

    As Diego Stands Trial, Show Your Support for Open Acce

    As Diego Stands Trial, Show Your Support for Open Acce
    "Access to knowledge is a global right." These are the words of student Diego Gomez, who begins his trial in Colombia today, and faces eight years in prison for posting a scientific paper online to share with his colleagues. Diego's plight…
  • Jun 29

    Bad News: Supreme Court Refuses to Review Oracle v. Google API Copyright Decision

    Bad News: Supreme Court Refuses to Review Oracle v. Google API Copyright Decision
    Sadly, today the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review the Federal Circuit’s dangerous decision in Oracle v. Google. Oracle claims a copyright on the Java Application Programming Interface (API), and that Google infringed that copyright…
  • Jun 29

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Wetro Lan Sues Entire Network Security Industry With Expired Garbage Patent

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Wetro Lan Sues Entire Network Security Industry With Expired Garbage Patent
    Like all of the patents we highlight in our Stupid Patent of the Month series, this month’s winner, U.S. Patent No. 6,795,918, is a terrible patent. But it earns a special place in the Pantheon of stupid patents because it is being…
Rank this Week: 3275

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/
  • Jun 30

    Update on our Regional Office

    Update on our Regional Office
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee It’s an exciting time for our four regional offices as we are reaching entrepreneurs across the country, hiring new patent…
  • Jun 26

    IP Attaché Program Outreach in San Diego and Los Angele

    IP Attaché Program Outreach in San Diego and Los Angele
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter USPTO IP attachés provide valuable assistance to U.S. stakeholders doing business overseas by advising them on intellectual property matters…
  • Jun 23

    Farewell from USPTO’s Commissioner for Patent

    Farewell from USPTO’s Commissioner for Patent
    Guest blog by Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino As many of you know, I will be retiring from the USPTO at the end of the month after 38 years of service. I started my career here as a patent examiner in 1977, a few months after I…
Rank this Week: 1346

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
  • Jun 30

    Bill to Protect Art Authenticators Passes in NY

    Bill to Protect Art Authenticators Passes in NY
    The New York State Senate has passed legislation which amends the New York Art and Cultural Affairs Law to limit the liability of art authenticators and appraisers. The bill needs to be voted on by the State Assembly before it passes into…
  • Jun 25

    “As if the cleverness of the theft excuses the theft itself.”

    “As if the cleverness of the theft excuses the theft itself.”
    Although probably dismissed by the all-appropriation-is-fair-use posse, here’s a very poignant (feminist) take on (white male) appropriation artists. As if the cleverness of the theft excuses the theft itself. These loopholes benefit…
  • Jun 24

    Graffiti Artists in Queens Sue Under VARA

    Graffiti Artists in Queens Sue Under VARA
    This month, nine graffiti artists filed suit in federal court under the Visual Artists Rights Act (“VARA”) against developer Jerry Wolkoff, the owner of the 5Pointz site in Long Island City, Queens, for damages caused by the…
Rank this Week: 285

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

Covers patent, copyright, and trademark law. By Matt Miller.

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • Jun 30

    Pinterest’s Privacy Policy

    Pinterest’s Privacy Policy
    If you’re a Pinterest user, you may have recently received an email like this one, by which Pinterest is updating its users about Pinterest’s privacy policy. Why is Pinterest doing this? Well, there could be a number of reasons…
  • Jan 21

    American Sniper Discussion

    American Sniper Discussion
    There’s been a lot of talk about Ventura v. Kyle, Captain Freedom’s Jesse Ventura’s lawsuit against Chris Kyle (AKA American Sniper). Certainly, it appears odd that a public figure like Jesse Ventura would sue a widow for…
  • Dec 31

    Public Domain Day 2015

    Public Domain Day 2015
    Happy New Year’s Public Domain Day 2014! The duration of copyright for a work can be very complicated. For many works, it’s the life of the author, plus 70 years. For other works, it’s 95 years from publication or…
Rank this Week: 3859

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 30

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") decided the 5-4 landmark decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556 (June 26, 2015). What's so important about this case, which has resulted in nationwide parades, rainbow…
  • Jun 22

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity
    In a false advertising case brought under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a), a manufacturer of furniture coverings claimed that an advertisement placed in a trade magazine by a major furniture manufacturer was false and misleading.…
  • May 15

    One Racist Act May Be Enough to Support a Title VII Claim

    One Racist Act May Be Enough to Support a Title VII Claim
    Virginia employers take note: even one racial slur (or sexist comment) by one employee to another can subject you to legal liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-3(a). Title VII…
Rank this Week: 1638

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Citizen Legal Research and Analysi

    Citizen Legal Research and Analysi
    In addition to lawyers and professionals, regular citizens can benefit from having access to Docket Alarm’s legal research platform to uncover litigation history and stay informed of the latest lawsuits and cases. Here are four ways the…
  • Jun 19

    Saint Laurent Does Not Find Your Parody Funny

    Saint Laurent Does Not Find Your Parody Funny
    Creating a parody of a well-recognized brand is a popular way to captivate the public, à la the “Dumb Starbucks” phenomenon that took the internet by storm last year and had LA residents lining up around the block for a cup…
  • Jun 4

    Know Your PTAB Judges: Meet PTAB Judge Trevor Jefferson

    Know Your PTAB Judges: Meet PTAB Judge Trevor Jefferson
    In the News: Docket Alarm is excited to announce that we have been selected as a finalist in Legaltech News’ Innovation Awards for Best Research Product! The award is in recognition of outstanding achievement by legal professionals in…
Rank this Week: 2851

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
  • Jun 30

    Obviousness and the modern-day “flash of creative genius”

    Obviousness and the modern-day “flash of creative genius”
    With the end of the Supreme Court’s October 2014 term at hand, I thought it might be interesting to take a journey back to look at two of the biggest patent decisions in recent memory. Today we will focus on obviousness and KSR…
  • Jun 26

    House Judiciary Nixes CBM Extension

    House Judiciary Nixes CBM Extension
    On Thursday, June 11, 2015, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing for the purpose of marking up “the Innovation Act.” One of the issues that took up a significant amount of time during the first half of the…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court Decides Commil USA v. Cisco System

    Supreme Court Decides Commil USA v. Cisco System
    On May 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., a case that dealt with inducement to infringe. More specifically, the issue considered by the Supreme Court was whether a…
Rank this Week: 1072

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jun 30

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement
    On September 17, 2012, I along with my colleague Don Prutzman presented a program at the firm entitled How to Protect Your Intellectual Property from New Forms of Online Infringements and Brand Attacks. I outlined why online infringement is a…
  • Apr 15

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial
    I will moderate a panel entitled “Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media” at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of…
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
Rank this Week: 353

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/
  • Jun 30

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 2 (Censorship and More)

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 2 (Censorship and More)
    Content Regulation * Oxera: The economic impact of safe harbours on Internet intermediary start-ups * South Korea is mandating that all cellphones sold to minors have an app called “Smart Sheriff” that censors their online…
  • Jun 29

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP, Marketing and More)

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP, Marketing and More)
    Copyright * The dominant media storyline about the Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match was the fight’s widespread illicit availability on the livestreaming apps Periscope and Meerkat. But this should have been the dominant storyline…
  • Jun 28

    When Can Defendants Defeat A Criminal Threat Prosecution By Claiming They Were Joking? Not Often

    When Can Defendants Defeat A Criminal Threat Prosecution By Claiming They Were Joking? Not Often
    The “Twitter joke trial,” where a UK man was prosecuted for joking about blowing up an airport, made waves and resulted in widespread criticism, but recent cases in the US show that prosecutions for jokey threats over social media…
Rank this Week: 381

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jun 30

    McDonald's Opposes Supermac's Trademark in Europe

    McDonald's Opposes Supermac's Trademark in Europe
    IPNews® - McDonald’s is seeking to prevent fast-food chain Supermac’s from expanding outside of Ireland. Supermac’s is a popular Irish fast-food chain that is seeking Trademark protection throughout Europe in relation to…
  • Jun 23

    Sequenom Prenatal Test Patent Ruled Invalid

    Sequenom Prenatal Test Patent Ruled Invalid
    IPNews® - A judge recently ruled that the patent for a prenatal test should not have been issued to San Diego based bio-tech company Sequenom. Sequenom received the patent for the pre-natal test called MaterniT21.  However, a judge…
  • Jun 16

    Ford Allows Competitors Access to Patent

    Ford Allows Competitors Access to Patent
    IPNews® - Ford Motors is releasing its electrified vehicle patents to competitors in hopes that sharing technology will speed and strengthen future technological developments for electric cars. The move follows a similar recent move by…
Rank this Week: 2251

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court Rejects Google’s Appeal in Java API Dispute

    Supreme Court Rejects Google’s Appeal in Java API Dispute
    On Monday, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Google’s appeal of the Federal Circuit’s 2014 ruling that that the declaring code and the structure, sequence, and organization of 37 Java API packages are entitled to copyright…
  • Jun 23

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern
    This week, a major self-regulatory initiative intended to address privacy concerns associated with facial recognition technology hit a significant stumbling block.  Nine consumer advocacy groups withdrew from the National…
  • Jun 9

    Meeting of the Minds at the Inbox: Some Pitfalls of Contracting via Email

    Meeting of the Minds at the Inbox: Some Pitfalls of Contracting via Email
    We have had a number of clients run into issues relating to whether or not an email exchange constituted a binding contract.  This issue comes up regularly when informality creeps into negotiations conducted electronically, bringing up…
Rank this Week: 1435

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: 187

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
  • Jun 30

    Court Denies Preliminary Injunction, Finding No Likelihood of Success on the Merit

    Court Denies Preliminary Injunction, Finding No Likelihood of Success on the Merit
    In a June 29, 2015 ruling, Judge Robert W. Sweet denied the plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction against the defendant’s use of the plaintiff’s trademarks in purchased keyword internet searches. Among other…
  • Jun 30

    Court Invalidates Patent As Claiming Patent-Ineligible Subject Matter

    Court Invalidates Patent As Claiming Patent-Ineligible Subject Matter
    In a June 29, 2015 ruling, Judge Katherine Polk Failla invalidated U.S. Patent No. 7,885,887 under 35 U.S.C. § 101 as claiming ineligible subject matter. The Court summarized representative claim 1 as having the following…
  • Jun 29

    Court Finds Copyright Ownership Claim Time-Barred, Allows Work-for-Hire Defense

    Court Finds Copyright Ownership Claim Time-Barred, Allows Work-for-Hire Defense
    In a June 26, 2015 ruling, Judge Kimba M. Wood ruled that the counterclaim plaintiff’s copyright ownership claim over certain photographs taken by the counterclaim defendant was barred by the three year statute of limitations. The…
Rank this Week: 3916

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
  • Jun 30

    One Year Anniversary of Alice

    One Year Anniversary of Alice
    Marc Brockhaus and Jordan Sigale On this one year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp., much of the Section 101 jurisprudence still remains a little jumbled,…
  • Jun 26

    Friday Fun 6/26/2015

    Friday Fun 6/26/2015
    Ann Robl In honor of National Take Your Dog to Work Day, we’re sharing this Canine Cleanroom Suit patent.So if you work in a testing lab for highly contagious material, you and…
  • Jun 26

    USPTO Launches New Quality Chat Program

    USPTO Launches New Quality Chat Program
    Ann Robl On June 9, 2015, the USPTO held its first “Quality Chat” webcast. The Quality Chat series will be broadcast on the second Tuesday of the month for the remainder of…
Rank this Week: 366

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jun 30

    SPAIN: TV MARKET'S HEAT BEFORE THE SUMMER

    SPAIN: TV MARKET'S HEAT BEFORE THE SUMMER
    By Gonzalo Santos After some turmoil last year regarding the granting of television channel licenses (which resulted in the repeal of nine of them by a decision of the Spanish Supreme Court), the Spanish Government recently issued a new call…
  • Jun 29

    USA: NBA AND NIKE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

    USA: NBA AND NIKE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP
    By Thomas Zhong The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Nike announced an exclusive eight-year global merchandise and marketing partnership, making Nike the official oncourt apparel provider from the 2017-18 NBA season. The deal is…
  • Jun 26

    GENEVA, LISBON AND "THE EXTRAORDINARY ITALIAN TASTE": A JOURNEY INTO FOOD

    GENEVA, LISBON AND "THE EXTRAORDINARY ITALIAN TASTE": A JOURNEY INTO FOOD
    By Sara Balice What have in common the enchanting Lisbon, the international Geneva and our Bel Paese? Probably not much, except for being all part of our beloved Old Continent. But recently, these three places have been mentioned for…
Rank this Week: 2148

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Jordan Photographer Goes Up for a Slam Dunk, Gets Rejected.

    Jordan Photographer Goes Up for a Slam Dunk, Gets Rejected.
    - Draeke Weseman, Weseman Law Office, PLLC It’s like my logo. I wasn’t even dunking on that one. People think that I was. I just stood on the floor, jumped up and spread my legs and they took the picture. I wasn’t even…
  • Jun 29

    “Of All Time”

    “Of All Time”
    Those three words are pretty bold, especially when we’ve only been around just over 6 years: “‘Of all time’ is used to make a comparison, stating that something is the best throughout the ages.” We’re…
  • Jun 26

    ¿Por Que, JUANITO FÚTBOL?

    ¿Por Que, JUANITO FÚTBOL?
    In the fall of 2012, an upstart freshman quarterback at Texas A&M named Johnny Manziel earned the moniker “Johnny Football” during an incredible season, leading the Aggies to a number of huge wins. Yet after three years, a…
Rank this Week: 126

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Are EU policy-makers fighting the right copyright battles?

    Are EU policy-makers fighting the right copyright battles?
    Amidst all these polite conversationsaround EU copyright reform ...Debate is currently being undertaken at the level of EU institutions as to whether the existing legislative framework in the area of copyright should be updated. In May…
  • Jun 30

    Patent Déjà vu - Hospira v Genentech and another patent die

    Patent Déjà vu - Hospira v Genentech and another patent die
    There has been a superabundant deluge of patent cases last week, with two decisions from the Court of Appeal and two from the Patents Court.  So it is with slight delay that the IPKat comes to the latest decision in the apparently…
  • Jun 29

    Letter from AmeriKat: Spiderman's web ensnares the US Supreme Court in Kimble v Marvel

    Letter from AmeriKat: Spiderman's web ensnares the US Supreme Court in Kimble v Marvel
    Try as she might, the AmeriKat isno Spiderman...It was a busy week for the US Supreme Court last week, as it delivered blockbuster judgments on Obamacare and same-sex marriage rights.  No surprise that the Supreme Court's decision in…
Rank this Week: 77

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/
  • Jun 30

    The End of an Era – Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino Retire

    The End of an Era – Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino Retire
    Since she first joined the USPTO as the newest examiner in 1977, Focarino has worked tirelessly in a variety of different roles, always as a public servant. Not only has she worked in the public sector doing whatever job has been asked of her…
  • Jun 30

    Google Chrome to discontinue Java support, prevents access of USPTO resource

    Google Chrome to discontinue Java support, prevents access of USPTO resource
    This change to the Chrome browser system is one of which U.S. patent applicants will want to be aware because of its impacts to some of the digital resources made available by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Both EFS-Web, the…
  • Jun 29

    FCC Chairman Wheeler bullish on broadband future and net neutrality impact

    FCC Chairman Wheeler bullish on broadband future and net neutrality impact
    The nature of broadband has been changing in a way that Wheeler believes will spur even more robust data services in the near future. The FCC is taking a number of steps to try and promote competition among broadband service providers, one of…
Rank this Week: 4849

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Voluminous Petition and Supporting Exhibits Warrant Denial of Inter Partes Review

    Voluminous Petition and Supporting Exhibits Warrant Denial of Inter Partes Review
    The Board denied institution of inter partes review of a digital rights management patent because the petition and supporting exhibits were too voluminous to permit a just, speedy, and inexpensive resolution of the proceeding. "The Director…
  • Jun 29

    Track Abuse of Process Decisions in the PTAB

    Track Abuse of Process Decisions in the PTAB
    The decision reported here is the latest in a series of PTAB decisions addressing accusations that hedge fund Hayman Credes Master Fund L.P. (under the name the Coalition for Affordable Drugs) has abused the IPR process by initiating IPRs…
  • Jun 29

    PTAB Authorizes Motion for Additional Discovery Concerning Possible Abuse of Process by the Coalition for Affordable Drug

    PTAB Authorizes Motion for Additional Discovery Concerning Possible Abuse of Process by the Coalition for Affordable Drug
    The Board granted the patent owner's request to file a motion for additional discovery concerning possible abuse of process by two real parties in interest. "[The] Patent Owner requests two non-public offering documents for [two named funds]…
Rank this Week: 807

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/
  • Jun 30

    Protecting your trademark on social media

    Protecting your trademark on social media
    A few basic tips for protecting trademarks on social media platforms: Register your trademark(s) with the USPTO. Sign up for usernames on all the major social media platforms that correspond with your main trademarks, even if you have no…
  • Jun 29

    Creative trademark usage: Travelers Championship golf tournament and the red umbrella logo

    Creative trademark usage: Travelers Championship golf tournament and the red umbrella logo
    Travelers insurance features a red umbrella logo. The logo is nice – simple and unique. And suggestive of providing protection and cover. Travelers has used it for over 50 years. I flipped past the Travelers Championship golf…
  • Jun 18

    Multiple “Caitlyn Jenner” trademarks filed by E! television and other

    Multiple “Caitlyn Jenner” trademarks filed by E! television and other
    As noted here frequently, pop culture can often drive trademark filings. Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, has certainly been in the news a lot recently, including a much-discussed Vanity Fair cover. And in recent weeks, multiple…
Rank this Week: 1094

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    SMEs And IP – FSB Reports They Struggle To Protect Their Intellectual Property

    SMEs And IP – FSB Reports They Struggle To Protect Their Intellectual Property
    A recent research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that the price to be paid by UK’s small firms and start up businesses to protect their intellectual property would very often cost them their ability to…
  • Jun 23

    Protect Your Trade Secrets – Protect Your Busine

    Protect Your Trade Secrets – Protect Your Busine
    Now that the European Parliament is in the process of introducing the new EU Trade Secrets Directive, we decided to put the spotlight on this topic and discuss in practical terms what trade secrets are, explain why employees are the biggest…
  • Jun 16

    Arbitration As An Alternative Dispute Resolution Method In IP – Pros And Con

    Arbitration As An Alternative Dispute Resolution Method In IP – Pros And Con
    With the recent launch of the Independent Press Standards Organisation’s (Ipso) consultation into setting up a pilot arbitration service to widen access to justice, it is interesting to consider the…
Rank this Week: 1062

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
  • Jun 30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-29
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-28: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27: htt… http://t.co/rZbZ5cG4if -> Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-28 http://t.co/qcoyd9siR9 -> McCarthy in…
  • Jun 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-28
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27: http://t.co/GGSl3s8Dlr -> Computer and Internet Law W… http://t.co/dhJNmlY1iI -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27 http://t.co/XEKswmxAzH -> Snoops…
  • Jun 28

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27
    http://t.co/GGSl3s8Dlr -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20 http://t.co/mulrTZg93F -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20: 2nd data breach exposed personal details of U.S. mili……
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Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
Rank this Week: 3910

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context
    Session 3:  The Consumer in Different Trade Mark ContextsDo the questions that we have looked at in the first two sessions vary in different trademark and adjacent contexts? Is assessment of the reaction of the average consumer in trade…
  • Jun 30

    DMCA exemption followup

    DMCA exemption followup
    The OTW/EFF response to the Copyright Office’s additional questions, filed yesterday, is now available.  Of note, the Copyright Office asked us about the extent to which K-12 students and teachers were covered by the existing…
  • Jun 30

    Fourth Circuit destroys literal falsity

    Fourth Circuit destroys literal falsity
    In re GNC Corp., -- F.3d --, 2015 WL 3798174 (4thCir. June 19, 2015) Well, this is a terrible opinion that makes no sense.  In the Fourth Circuit, if reasonable experts disagree, it’s now impossible for one to be wrong, and…
Rank this Week: 198

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jun 30

    Sirius settles pre-1972 sound recordings claim in USA

    Sirius settles pre-1972 sound recordings claim in USA
    US satellite broadcaster Sirius XM has reached a settlement with all three major record labels  over the long-rumbling pre-1972 copyright dispute in the US, which has been highlighted in the actions brought by Flo & Eddie of the band…
  • Jun 30

    When claimants stand up for copyright, defendants can get sent down

    When claimants stand up for copyright, defendants can get sent down
    Phonographic Performance Limited v Fletcher is an extempore ruling by Mr Justice Arnold, sitting in the Chancery Division, England and Wales, last Monday; being extempore it isn't available on BAILII but it was noted in brief on the…
  • Jun 29

    CLA launches new Second Extract Permissions Service

    CLA launches new Second Extract Permissions Service
    A couple of weeks ago this blogger received a media release that somehow slipped to the bottom to his pile of unattended emails and remained there till he found it again today. The title "CLA launches new time-saving permissions service for…
Rank this Week: 2593

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/
  • Jun 30

    Exploring the Expressive Dimension of Inheritance Law

    Exploring the Expressive Dimension of Inheritance Law
    Deborah S. Gordon, Letters Non-Testamentary, 62 U. Kan. L. Rev. 585 (2014).Paula MonopoliWe often get so caught up in the nooks and crannies of small corners of the doctrinal universe, examining tiny subsections of the Uniform Probate Code or…
  • Jun 29

    Equity and Efficiency in Rule Design

    Equity and Efficiency in Rule Design
    Zachary D. Liscow, Reducing Inequality on the Cheap: When Legal Rule Design Should Incorporate Equity as Well as Efficiency, 127 Yale L.J. 2478 (2014).Andrew HayashiGreat arguments aren’t always right, but they should be bold,…
  • Jun 26

    Questioning Compliance with Immigration Law

    Questioning Compliance with Immigration Law
    Emily Ryo, Less Enforcement, More Compliance: Rethinking Unauthorized Migration, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 622 (2015).Juliet StumpfLives and loves and wars have been lost because of assumptions about what other people thought or did. Our…
Rank this Week: 527

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: April - June 2015

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: April - June 2015
    E-mail subscriptions to the TTABlog are available. Just enter your e-mail address in the box on the right to receive a daily update via Feedblitz. You may also follow the blog on Twitter (here). And don't forget to leave your comments! [Note…
  • Jun 29

    "MATTRESS OVERSTOCK & Design" Not Confusable With "OVERSTOCK.COM," Says TTAB

    "MATTRESS OVERSTOCK & Design" Not Confusable With "OVERSTOCK.COM," Says TTAB
    The Board dismissed this Section 2(d) opposition to registration of the mark MATTRESS OVERSTOCK, in the design form shown below, for "retail store and on-line retail store services featuring furniture and sleep products" [MATTRESS OVERSTOCK…
  • Jun 26

    TTAB Test: Are KNOTTY BRUNETTE and NUTTY BREWNETTE Confusingly Similar for Beer?

    TTAB Test: Are KNOTTY BRUNETTE and NUTTY BREWNETTE Confusingly Similar for Beer?
    Applicant sought to register the mark KNOTTY BRUNETTE for "beer, ale and lager," but the USPTO refused registration, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the mark NUTTY BREWNETTE for beer. The goods are, in part, identical, but…
Rank this Week: 217

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Jun 29

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Another Diagnostic Patent

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Another Diagnostic Patent
    In Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., Slip Op. 2014-1139, 2014-114 (Fed. Cir. June 12, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that Sequenom’s U.S. Patent No. 6,258,540 (the ‘540 Patent) was…
  • Jun 21

    Will Personalized Medicine Survive Alternative Payment Models?

    Will Personalized Medicine Survive Alternative Payment Models?
    There is no doubt that health care costs in the United States are rising. According to a recent study published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, personal health care expenditures in the United States totaled $2.5 trillion,…
  • May 24

    An Update on 21st Century Cures Legislation

    An Update on 21st Century Cures Legislation
    Guest Post By: Jennifer F. Walsh , Director of Public Affairs, Foley & Lardner, LLP Last week the Personalized Medicine Coalition held its 11th Annual State of Personalized Medicine luncheon in Washington, D.C. U.S. Representative…
Rank this Week: 3277

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jun 29

    Examination Delay Earns Patent Term Adjustment Only In One Application

    Examination Delay Earns Patent Term Adjustment Only In One Application
    In Mohsenzadeh v. Lee, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision that the USPTO’s delay in issuing a Restriction Requirement in a parent application does not earn Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) for the ensuing…
  • Jun 25

    Federal Circuit Strikes Final Blow To Celebrex Patent

    Federal Circuit Strikes Final Blow To Celebrex Patent
    In 2008, the Federal Circuit determined that claims 1-4 and 11-17 of U.S. Patent No. 5,760,068 were invalid for obviousness-type double patenting (OTDP) over a related parent patent, in part because the ‘068 patent was filed…
  • Jun 22

    Federal Circuit Reverses Unreasonable PTAB Claim Construction, Upholds Idle Free Standard For Motions To Amend

    Federal Circuit Reverses Unreasonable PTAB Claim Construction, Upholds Idle Free Standard For Motions To Amend
    The Federal Circuit decision in Microsoft Corp. v. Proxyconn, Inc., addressed several important issues relating to post-grant patent trials conducted by the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including the PTAB’s claim…
Rank this Week: 4419

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jun 29

    McRo, Inc. v. Square Enix, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2014)

    McRo, Inc. v. Square Enix, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2014)
    By Eddie Obissi and Michael Borella -- Note: This coverage of a district court case from last year provides an overview of the patented invention, as well as the decision currently being appealed to the Federal Circuit. In a subsequent…
  • Jun 28

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Teijin Ltd. et al. v. Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd. et al. 1:15-cv-00454; filed June 4, 2015 in the District Court of…
  • Jun 28

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    July 8-10, 2015 - Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2015: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing (Practising Law Institute) - San Francisco, CA July 9, 2015 - "Leveraging Post-Grant Patent Proceedings Before the PTAB -- Best…
Rank this Week: 189

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jun 29

    Christian Roselund On “Capacity Factor Limit”

    Christian Roselund On “Capacity Factor Limit”
    I recall that I discussed the strange theory of limiting the market share of some variable renewable energy technology by its capacity factor a couple of days ago. Now Christian Roselund goes into more detail. He agrees with me. There is no…
  • Jun 27

    Conergy Heart Shaped Solar Project

    Conergy Heart Shaped Solar Project
    You may have seen this picture. It is a popular choice for people commenting on Twitter about solar. The last time I saw it was on this Tweet by Conergy, at the occasion of a recent decision of the American Supreme Court on same-sex…
  • Jun 26

    Old Carbon

    Old Carbon
    Here is a short elevator pitch video from NASA about global warming: The interesting thing is that it talks about “old carbon”. It explains that the carbon stored in coal was stored there hundreds of millions of years before. And…
Rank this Week: 1220

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Geolocation Privacy in the Workplace: A Student's Perspective

    Geolocation Privacy in the Workplace: A Student's Perspective
    Please find below an excellent blog post by Conor Barry, a student intern at the United States Geospatial Intelligence Founcation (USGIF), giving his perspective on a lawsuit that was recently filed concerning geolocation privacy in the…
  • Feb 18

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV
    There has been a great deal written recently about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) release of proposed regulation concerning the commercial use of Unmanned Aviation Vehicles (UAVs) – or drones. (An informative…
  • Jan 14

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares the Spatial Law and Policy Update for its members. The Update contains approximately 20-25 links to recent developments that will impact the…
Rank this Week: 2635

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/
  • Jun 29

    #Merica: Etsy User Claims Target Ripped Off Shirt Design

    #Merica: Etsy User Claims Target Ripped Off Shirt Design
    It’s that time of year again: suns out, guns out. When the weather gets warm, we see far too many jorts and tank tops for my liking, especially around the 4th of July. I’ve also noticed an increase in the number of people sporting…
  • Jun 26

    Arguing Before The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

    Arguing Before The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
    Today I argued before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”). The TTAB is comprised of twenty-three administrative judges who settle disputes regarding trademark…
  • Jun 25

    Trademark Applications, Fake Invoices, and You

    Trademark Applications, Fake Invoices, and You
    Today’s post is a reader request about fake trademark invoices.  Not nearly as exciting as the guy who sold the Eiffel Tower to a scrap metal dealer, but still a scam to be addressed. The takeaway is: if you hired an attorney…
Rank this Week: 2748

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

Covers the Supreme Court's review of In re Bilski. By Fenwick & West.

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Federal Circuit Creates New (non-Alice) Hurdle for Software Patent

    Federal Circuit Creates New (non-Alice) Hurdle for Software Patent
    by Stuart P. Meyer In the wake of last year’s Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014), dozens of courts have declared scores of patents to be invalid as not satisfying the requirements of…
  • Jun 19

    The One Year Anniversary: The Aftermath of #AliceStorm

    The One Year Anniversary: The Aftermath of #AliceStorm
    By: Robert R. Sachs One year ago today the Supreme Court decided Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank. On its face the opinion was relatively conservative, cautioning courts to "tread carefully" before invalidating patents, and emphasizing that…
  • May 30

    PAABA Event: In the Midst of #AliceStorm: A Report From the Trenches of Abstraction

    PAABA Event: In the Midst of #AliceStorm: A Report From the Trenches of Abstraction
    On June 3, 2015 I'll be presenting for the Palo Alto Area Bar Association on the latest developments in #AliceStorm, with a look at what's happening at the USPTO and in the courts. I'll be presenting for the first time the results of a…
Rank this Week: 5059

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jun 29

    Sometimes Saying Nothing is Saying Something

    Sometimes Saying Nothing is Saying Something
    The Supreme Court has denied a cert petition in the Oracle vs Google fight over Java. This is a victory for Oracle, as it won in the CAFC and that decision now stands. It is probably also a loss for everyone else and may well be a…
  • Jun 24

    Europeans Make Really Stupid Copyright Decisions, Too

    Europeans Make Really Stupid Copyright Decisions, Too
    The EFF has a nice piece up about "European Copyright Madness". At issue is a UK High Court decision that effectively says people aren't allowed to rip (mix, burn!) their own CDs. Uh, yeah. Guys, we fought this fight last century and the…
  • Jun 23

    Dogs Now Fight in Slightly Cleaner Pit (Thanks, Amazon)

    Dogs Now Fight in Slightly Cleaner Pit (Thanks, Amazon)
    Amazon is going to change the allocation formula for its KDP Select program. I've talked about KDP Select before and I'm not impressed with it. Its fundamental problem is that it's a giant pile of authors competing for a fixed amount of…
Rank this Week: 684

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
Rank this Week: 210

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court Slows its Patent Law Jurisprudence?

    Supreme Court Slows its Patent Law Jurisprudence?
    The Supreme Court had denied petitions for certiorari in three IP cases out of the Federal Circuit: Google v. Oracle (Federal Circuit held that the Java API naming scheme was copyrightable and not an ineligible “system or…
  • Jun 28

    Guest Post: Keys to Success of the Florida Patent Pro Bono Program

    Guest Post: Keys to Success of the Florida Patent Pro Bono Program
    Guest Post by Jennifer McDowell, USPTO Pro Bono Program Coordinator and Courtney Caliendo, Florida Patent Pro Bono Program Manager Florida may have been among the last states to offer Patent Pro Bono services to qualified inventors…
  • Jun 27

    Next Step: Substantive Harmonization of Patent Eligibility?

    Next Step: Substantive Harmonization of Patent Eligibility?
    Broad subject matter eligibility had a strong run from 1980-2014. Although eligibility in the U.S. was broad, Europe was somewhat more narrow on various fronts.  With Alice Corp v. CLS Bank and Mayo v.…
Rank this Week: 214

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Michael I. Santucci Included in 2015 List of Florida “Super Lawyers”

    Michael I. Santucci Included in 2015 List of Florida “Super Lawyers”
    Michael I. Santucci has been selected to the 2015 Florida Super Lawyers list for Intellectual Property. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating…
  • Jun 25

    Post-expiration royalties barred for Spider-Man related patent

    Post-expiration royalties barred for Spider-Man related patent
    In Kimble, et. al. v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC[1], the Supreme Court upheld previous precedent[2] which created a bright line rule preventing patent owners from obtaining royalties from sales made after the patent term has expired. The…
  • Jun 18

    Can you copyright a food recipe?

    Can you copyright a food recipe?
    Recently the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio addressed the question of whether a copyright can protect food recipes. Tomaydo-Tomahhdo, LLC, et. al. v. Vozary, et. al[1], involved a dispute between former…
Rank this Week: 744