Most Popular Intellectual Property Law Blawgs Expanded View List View

Blogs 1 - 45 of 388
Sort by Popularity | Sort by Name | Sorted by Last Post Date

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

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

http://www.mipatente.com/
Rank this Week: 670

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 10

    Who really created the PHOSITA, the Frankenstein monster?

    Who really created the PHOSITA, the Frankenstein monster?
    As discussed in the IPBiz post PHOSITA, the Frankenstein from the US Supreme Court? , a 1966 article by Soans used the word "Frankenstein" to describe PHOSITA, which creature was supposedly created by the courts. In Kimberly-Clark, Judge…
  • Dec 10

    Etienne Klein of the Ecole Centrale in Paris responds to charges of copying without attribution

    Etienne Klein of the Ecole Centrale in Paris responds to charges of copying without attribution
    On 5 December 2016, Le Monde reported on plagiarism charges against Etienne Klein, Professor at the Ecole Centrale in Paris, Director of Research at the Office of the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), President of the Institute of Advanced…
  • Dec 7

    CAFC vacates PTAB obviousness decision in Nuvasive [IPR2013- 00506. ]. A lack of articulation.

    CAFC vacates PTAB obviousness decision in Nuvasive [IPR2013- 00506. ]. A lack of articulation.
    The conclusion of Nuvasive reads:We have considered the parties’ remaining argumentsand find them unpersuasive. For these reasons, the FinalWritten Decision of the U.S. Patent and TrademarkOffice’s Patent and Trial Appeal Board…
Rank this Week: 65

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Dec 10

    Memory of my dear friend and colleague, Michael Rich

    Memory of my dear friend and colleague, Michael Rich
    Elon Law lost a tremendous teacher, scholar, mentor, and colleague this past Wednesday, Prof. Michael Rich. Mike’s commitment to Elon, and particularly the work that he did in service of its new legal education program — after his…
  • Nov 8

    Show # 259 — Prof. Shannon Vallor, author of Technology and the Virtues — posted

    Show # 259 — Prof. Shannon Vallor, author of Technology and the Virtues — posted
    As you may have noticed (even in the barrage of election coverage), I’ve been silent since the end of July. The reason is rather simple: since July, I’ve taught five classes (Contracts, Intellectual Property Survey, two sections…
  • Jul 30

    Show # 258 — Prof. Paul Ringel on commercializing childhood — posted

    Show # 258 — Prof. Paul Ringel on commercializing childhood — posted
    I’m pleased to post show # 258, June 24, my interview with Prof. Paul Ringel of High Point University, author of Commercializing Childhood. Paul’s study may seem superficially beyond Hearsay Culture’s scope, until one…
Rank this Week: 965

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/
  • Dec 10

    Patent Drafting for Beginners: The anatomy of a patent claim

    Patent Drafting for Beginners: The anatomy of a patent claim
    First, every patent claim needs a preamble, which is the introductory phrase in a claim... Second, every patent claim needs a transition. The most common transitions are: “comprising” and “consisting of" ... Third, the first…
  • Dec 10

    Trump scores major victory in decade-long suit in China over real estate trademark

    Trump scores major victory in decade-long suit in China over real estate trademark
    A Chinese judge recently approved a trademark which Trump first applied for in 2006 for the use of “TRUMP” to advertise in China for real-estate-agent services in commercial and residential properties. The post Trump scores…
  • Dec 9

    Instagram challenges Microsoft trademark application at TTAB over ‘gram’ suffix

    Instagram challenges Microsoft trademark application at TTAB over ‘gram’ suffix
    Instagram’s TTAB action targets U.S. Trademark Application No. 86663305, which would protect Microsoft’s use of the standard character mark “ACTIONGRAM” on goods including computer software for virtual reality…
Rank this Week: 2140

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: 680

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
  • Dec 10

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-09

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-09
    AG advise CJEU that sale of ‘filmspeler’ infringes communication right and use also infringes, Opinion here https://t.co/1Oz0rFYlVG -> CJEU GS Media decision finds its first application in Germany https://t.co/jCr9OvMKV2 ->…
  • Dec 9

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-08

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-08
    Important case on breaches of contract for implementation of SAP Atos v Sapient, 2016 ONSC 6852 https://t.co/5lvFIvUMhc -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-07 https://t.co/k7IJ4icMcK -> Limitations of liability in IT contracts:…
  • Dec 8

    Limitations of liability in IT contracts: Atos v Sapient

    Limitations of liability in IT contracts: Atos v Sapient
    For tech lawyers like me and many readers of this blog, it’s a rare treat when a Canadian court construes an IT contract and opines on clauses we see in agreements all the time. The case IT lawyers will want to read is Atos v Sapient,…
Rank this Week: 2316

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 10

    Will Iceland's EU trade mark end up on ice?

    Will Iceland's EU trade mark end up on ice?
    The supermarketAs the Northern European weather turns to a cold chill, a trade mark dispute is just starting to heat up...Iceland is known for its chilly temperatures and occasional financial difficulties.  It is also the name of a…
  • Dec 9

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!
    This kitten is delighted to bring you the 125th edition of Never Too Late!Busy week? Luckily is Friday!!!"tronc"--the most bizarre rebranding of 2016?Neil Wilkof ruminates the most bizarre rebranding strategy: from Tribune Publishing Company…
  • Dec 9

    Obviousness over the CGK - dead or alive?

    Obviousness over the CGK - dead or alive?
    What better way to spend a Wednesday December evening than tucked up at the British Museum for Hogarth Chambers Festive Patent Seminar.  On the menu was "Obviousness over the common general knowledge", followed by mulled wine…
Rank this Week: 123

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Dec 10

    The CEIPI Publishes An Opinion on the EU Commission’s Copyright Reform Proposal

    The CEIPI Publishes An Opinion on the EU Commission’s Copyright Reform Proposal
    The Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) which is part of my alma mater, the University of Strasbourg, published on November 28, 2016 its Opinion on the European Commission’s copyright reform proposal (the…
  • Dec 9

    CJEU GS Media decision finds its first application in Germany

    CJEU GS Media decision finds its first application in Germany
    GS Media finds its first application in GermanyA few weeks ago on The IPKat I reported that a Swedish court has been likely the first in Europe to apply the September decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union…
  • Dec 6

    Wild Boys Sometimes Lose It: Duran Duran fail to reclaim their US copyright

    Wild Boys Sometimes Lose It: Duran Duran fail to reclaim their US copyright
    This post is by David Brophy writing on the IPKatA few weeks after his eighteenth birthday, Duran Duran co-founder Nick Rhodes signed a music publishing agreement assigning his existing and future copyrights to a publisher, as did the other…
Rank this Week: 1198

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
Rank this Week: 687

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Dec 9

    SCOTUS Sides With Samsung

    SCOTUS Sides With Samsung
    In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruledon Tuesday in favor of Samsung in their ongoing case against Apple over design patent damages. The Court’s decision reversed an earlier ruling by the Federal Circuit that awarded Apple…
  • Oct 5

    Hacking Case of the Century: Silk Road Appeal

    Hacking Case of the Century: Silk Road Appeal
    On October 6, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will hear oral arguments in the biggest hacking case of the century, United States v.Ulbricht. Ross William Ulbricht is appealing the life sentence he is currently serving after…
  • Aug 3

    New Partnership with Zapier, Integrating U.S. Court Data with Over 500 Application

    New Partnership with Zapier, Integrating U.S. Court Data with Over 500 Application
    Docket Alarm has announced a new partnership with data-sharing platform, Zapier. With this partnership, Docket Alarm members will be able to access U.S. court data from over 500 different apps, opening a world of exciting integration…
Rank this Week: 3070

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Dec 9

    TWiL 369: Diddy Goes To Washington

    TWiL 369: Diddy Goes To Washington
    Forensic musicologist Joe Bennett and Derek Khanna join Denise Howell and Mike Keyes to discuss copyright reform in the Trump administration, copyright in the music industry, when the music track messes up your fair use argument, supporting…
  • Dec 2

    TWiL 368: Give The Falcon To Chewie

    TWiL 368: Give The Falcon To Chewie
    Dr. Seuss Sues in Sue-ville This Holiday Season, Axanar and claiming fair use as defense, Netflix taxed as a utility, who owns the Millennium Falcon? Dr. Strange and HIPAA compliance, tweeting moves at the World Chess Match, Rule 41 and more!…
  • Nov 18

    TWiL 367: All About the Cyber

    TWiL 367: All About the Cyber
    Facebook and Google vs. fake news, Net neutrality, and encryption policy under Trump, Dr. Seuss/Star Trek mashup, rules for 'quiet cars', online security for activists and more. Hosts: Denise Howell, J. Michael Keyes, and Emory Roane…
Rank this Week: 245

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
  • Dec 9

    How To Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Gmail and Google

    How To Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Gmail and Google
    For the first few days of the 12 Days of 2FA, we’ll focus on two-factor authentication for email. When you forget or lose your password, services will often email you to confirm your identity and reset it. This makes email the golden…
  • Dec 9

    The Internet Governance Forum Wakes Up to Trade

    The Internet Governance Forum Wakes Up to Trade
    The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multi-stakeholder community that discusses a broad range of Internet issues, and seeks to identify possible shared solutions to current challenges. This year was the first year in which the spotlight…
  • Dec 8

    Law Enforcement Uses Border Search Exception as Fourth Amendment Loophole

    Law Enforcement Uses Border Search Exception as Fourth Amendment Loophole
    In recent months, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have sought access to private data on the cell phones of two journalists. Such incidents are offensive because they threaten the independence of the press and pose specific risks to…
Rank this Week: 2883

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 120

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: 80

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/
  • Dec 9

    Summary Judgment of Noninfringement Granted

    Summary Judgment of Noninfringement Granted
    Summary judgments of noninfringement are always worth noting when they come out because they give insight into how attorneys effectively persuade judges that a determination that is usually fact-intensive still doesn't raise triable factual…
  • Dec 9

    Injunction Junction - What's Your Function?

    Injunction Junction - What's Your Function?
    I can't think very long about injunctive relief without hearing that the Schoolhouse Rock classic "Injunction Junction, What's Your Function?" If you weren't blessed to get to hear these classic the first time around, take a few minutes to…
  • Dec 7

    O2 vey - Raising Claim Construction Disputes at the Pretrial Stage

    O2 vey - Raising Claim Construction Disputes at the Pretrial Stage
    One of the effects of O2 Micro is that the raising new claim construction issues on the eve of a trial is unfortunately not terribly rare. But few cases present a situation like this one where a party's rebuttal expert...
Rank this Week: 431

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/
  • Dec 9

    A Long Road Ahead: A Solo Entrepreneur's Perspective on the USPTO’s Roundtable I - Subject Matter Eligibility Guideline

    A Long Road Ahead: A Solo Entrepreneur's Perspective on the USPTO’s Roundtable I - Subject Matter Eligibility Guideline
    By Ingrid Cook I am a solo entrepreneur. After twenty plus years in industry, I decided to take the risk and start my own business using my own capital. In the parlance of the law I am considered, almost affectionately, a micro-entity. I knew…
  • Dec 1

    USPTO's Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable on Dec. 5, 2016

    USPTO's Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable on Dec. 5, 2016
    by Robert R. Sachs On December 5, 2016 the USPTO will hold its second Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable to discuss issues in patent eligibility. The USPTO published a list of eighteen questions in anticipation of the event, dealing…
  • Dec 1

    Busting the Myth of the Unlimited RCE

    Busting the Myth of the Unlimited RCE
    by Robert R. Sachs In June, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) issued a performance audit of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), “Patent Office Should Define Quality, Reassess Incentives, and Improve Clarity.” [1] The report…
Rank this Week: 1781

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
Rank this Week: 147

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 9

    Copyright question of the day, Colting edition

    Copyright question of the day, Colting edition
    Frederik Colting and his partner have a new line of books, KinderGuides, which are children's versions of classics like On the Road and Breakfast at Tiffany's.  Fair use?http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Dec 6

    Fifth Circuit reverses multimillion-dollar antitrust verdict based on false advertising, remand

    Fifth Circuit reverses multimillion-dollar antitrust verdict based on false advertising, remand
    Retractable Technologies, Inc. v. Becton Dickinson & Co., No. 14-41384, 2016 WL 7046601, -- F.3d – (5th Cir. Dec. 2, 2016)Regardless of the merits, courts don’t want plaintiffs bringing false advertising claims as antitrust…
  • Dec 5

    Mardi Gras bead dogs live

    Mardi Gras bead dogs live
    At least the trademark registration does.  Remember the Mardi Gras bead dog case, Nola Spice, in which the PTO accidentally accepted a Section 15 incontestability statement during the pendency of an appeal of an order cancelling the…
Rank this Week: 140

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Dec 9

    Lee v. Tam (“The SLANTS Case”): Brief for Respondent Simon Shiao Tam

    Lee v. Tam (“The SLANTS Case”): Brief for Respondent Simon Shiao Tam
    Filed today.
  • Dec 6

    Document review

    Document review
    Where to start, where to start… At the beginning, I guess.  Though not in chronological order. LIKELY2CONFUSE00001:  I wrote a post on the subject of the genericization of the term “Bates Stamp” in June of 2012.…
  • Nov 30

    No “30% solution”

    No “30% solution”
    Originally posted 2010-12-09 16:52:12. Republished by Blog Post PromoterHere I am, sitting 44 stories above the Garment District itself (when I’m not standing under its immortal needle, shown below), and I needed Staci Riordan‘s…
Rank this Week: 71

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Dec 9

    Snuggie Maker Sues Amazon for Trademark Infringement

    Snuggie Maker Sues Amazon for Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® - Online retailer Amazon is being sued by the maker of the Snuggie blanket and two other companies that sell products on Amazon.   The lawsuit claims that Amazon is committing trademark infringement by allowing counterfeit…
  • Nov 28

    "We Shall Overcome" Copyright Lawsuit Moves Forward

    "We Shall Overcome" Copyright Lawsuit Moves Forward
    IPNews® - A judge in New York ruled in favor of allowing a lawsuit challenging the copyright of “We Shall Overcome,” a civil rights anthem and protest song.  The lawsuit claims that the song has been created from other…
  • Nov 17

    Trump Wins Major Trademark Battle in China

    Trump Wins Major Trademark Battle in China
    IPNews® - Donald Trump and the Trump Organization have scored a victory in the attempts to register the Trump trademark across numerous categories in China.   After numerous bumps in the application process, Mr. Trump has finally won…
Rank this Week: 848

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 449

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Dec 9

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/09/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/09/16
    Goodlatte & Conyers Release First Policy Proposal of Copyright Review — A lot of copyright developments this week! Leading the pack, members of the House Judiciary Committee released a document outlining the first proposal to arise…
  • Dec 2

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/02/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/02/16
    Our civilization, too, will largely survive in the works of our creation. There is a quality in art which speaks across the gulf dividing man from man and nation from nation, and century from century. That quality confirms the faith that our…
  • Nov 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/18/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/18/16
    Fighting for Creators in Washington DC — Melvin Gibbs writes, “In the latest fight over TV set top box rules, [FCC] Commissioner Rosenworcel has been a strong and consistent voice demanding that the FCC honor copyright principles…
Rank this Week: 1558

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Dec 9

    New Report Addresses Digitalisation in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa

    New Report Addresses Digitalisation in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa
    December 9, 2016 — Yesterday, global technology firm, Siemens released a report on digitalisation in four countries on the African continent. The newly released report titled African Digitalisation Maturity Report, contains over 40…
  • Dec 7

    ARIPO Industrial Designs Data Added to Designview

    ARIPO Industrial Designs Data Added to Designview
    December 8, 2016 — The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) has made its published industrial designs data available on the Designview search tool. Designview is the European Union Intellectual Property…
  • Dec 7

    Happening Now: 40th Session of the Administrative Council of ARIPO

    Happening Now: 40th Session of the Administrative Council of ARIPO
    December 7, 2016 – The 40th Session of the Administrative Council of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), is currently underway in Harare, Zimbabwe.  The session which takes place…
Rank this Week: 1597

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 9

    TTAB Test: Is FUNDAMENTAL DASHBOARD Confusable With FUNDAMENTAL CAPITAL for Financial Services?

    TTAB Test: Is FUNDAMENTAL DASHBOARD Confusable With FUNDAMENTAL CAPITAL for Financial Services?
    Fundamental Capital opposed an application to register FUNDAMENTAL DASHBOARD for financial analysis and research services, claiming likelihood of confusion with its registered mark FUNDAMENTAL CAPITAL for financial investment services. The…
  • Dec 8

    TM Specimen Fails to Associate Mark With Goods, Says TTAB

    TM Specimen Fails to Associate Mark With Goods, Says TTAB
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark shown below, for "direct current to direct current converter whose use in a battery operated electronic device allows the device to utilize more of the battery's stored energy, electronic…
  • Dec 7

    TTAB Test: Which of these Three Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which of these Three Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?
    By my estimation, somewhere around 80-85% of all Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals that reach the TTAB are affirmed on appeal. Well, here are three appeals that were decided in the past week. One refusal was reversed. Which one,…
Rank this Week: 194

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/
  • Dec 9

    What is Cyberlaw, or There and Back Again

    What is Cyberlaw, or There and Back Again
    Jeanette Hofmann, Christian Katzenbach & Kirsten Gollatz, Between Coordination and Regulation: Finding the Governance in Internet Governance, New Media & Society (2016), available at SSRN.Michael MadisonThe concept of…
  • Dec 8

    Time to Say Goodbye to Forum Non Conveniens?

    Time to Say Goodbye to Forum Non Conveniens?
    Maggie Gardner, Retiring Forum Non Conveniens, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Robin EffronThe doctrine of forum non conveniens is a mainstay in the modern defendant’s procedural arsenal in transnational cases.…
  • Dec 7

    Im-be-ciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilisation of Carrie Buck

    Im-be-ciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilisation of Carrie Buck
    Adam Cohen, Imbeciles (2016).Kris MiccioAdam Cohen has written an exhaustive account of the nexus between eugenics, racism and immigration law in the United States. Against the backdrop of the Carrie Buck case, a young, poor Catholic…
Rank this Week: 1175

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Dec 9

    Court Sua Sponte Dismisses Patent Case for Improper Venue

    Court Sua Sponte Dismisses Patent Case for Improper Venue
    Anuwave LLC v. Assoc. Banc-Corp. d/b/a Assoc. Bank, N.A., No. 16 C 9925, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 26, 2016) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur sua sponte dismissed plaintiff Anuwave’s patent complaint for improper venue with leave to…
  • Dec 7

    Specific Jurisdiction Over Entity Does Not Guarantee Jurisdiction Over its Corporate Parent

    Specific Jurisdiction Over Entity Does Not Guarantee Jurisdiction Over its Corporate Parent
    Weber-Stephen Prods., LLC v. Char-Broil, LLC, No. 16 C 4483, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 5, 2016) (Gettleman, J.). Judge Gettleman denied defendant Char-Broil’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction…
  • Dec 5

    Personal Jurisdiction Not Waived by Consent to Jurisdiction in Prior Case

    Personal Jurisdiction Not Waived by Consent to Jurisdiction in Prior Case
    Johnson v. Barrier, No. 15 C 3928, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 28, 2016) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve granted defendant UMG Recordings’ (“UMG”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint for lack of…
Rank this Week: 186

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Dec 9

    New The Annotated European Patent Convention by Derk Visser

    New The Annotated European Patent Convention by Derk Visser
    The new Visser is out The 24th edition of the book The Annotated European Patent Convention by Derk Visser has been published on 6 December 2016. The book is updated till 15 November 2016. A few important amendments in the book are:…
  • Dec 8

    Kluwer Christmas Quiz on Second Medical Use

    Kluwer Christmas Quiz on Second Medical Use
    The festive season is almost upon us once again. Since many British and other European folk (not to mention our American cousins) are feeling somewhat exhausted by the political upheavals that 2016 has brought with it, the Kluwer patents…
  • Dec 8

    Germany: Yttrium-Aluminium-Granat, Federal Court of Justice of Germany, X ZR 96/14, 16 August 2016

    Germany: Yttrium-Aluminium-Granat, Federal Court of Justice of Germany, X ZR 96/14, 16 August 2016
    The appeal court is not prevented from denying the credibility of a witness affirmed in the first instance court if there are concrete indications that raise doubts about the correctness and completeness of the relevant findings of fact and…
Rank this Week: 852

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Dec 8

    In re Nuvasive (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    In re Nuvasive (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- In a precedential decision the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision invalidating claims from Nuvasive's U.S. Patent No. 8,361,156 in an inter partes review instituted on a…
  • Dec 7

    PTAB Life Sciences Report -- Part I

    PTAB Life Sciences Report -- Part I
    By John Cravero and Richard Martin -- About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each month we will report on developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Shire Laboratories, Inc. PTAB Petition:…
  • Dec 7

    USPTO and Duke to Co-Sponsor Patent Quality Conference

    USPTO and Duke to Co-Sponsor Patent Quality Conference
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Center for Innovation Policy at Duke University are co-sponsoring a conference on patent quality. The conference will be held at USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA on December 13, 2016. Michelle…
Rank this Week: 134

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
  • Dec 6

    T1921/12 : correction d'erreur en opposition par la division d'examen

    T1921/12 : correction d'erreur en opposition par la division d'examen
    Pendant la procédure d'opposition, le titulaire a requis une correction d'erreur selon la règle 139 CBE, afin de modifier "une rugosité de 0,25 µm" en "une rugosité de 0,25 µm et moins". Curieusement,…
  • Dec 4

    J7/15 et J8/15 : erreur du payeur d'annuité

    J7/15 et J8/15 : erreur du payeur d'annuité
    Pour les deux demandes en question, la taxe annuelle due pour la 5ème année et la surtaxe correspondante n'avaient pas été acquittées à temps et la section de dépôt avait rejeté la…
Rank this Week: 828

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Dec 8

    Neue Facebook-Marken: Wofür steht das «W»?

    Neue Facebook-Marken: Wofür steht das «W»?
    Was plant Facebook mit dem «W», fragt das deutsche MarkenBlog. Steht das «W» in den neuen Facebook-Marken für WhatsApp und arbeitet Facebook an einer weiteren Integration von WhatsApp? Am 9. …
  • Dec 4

    Recht und Gerechtigkeit: Znacht der Zukünfte am 20. Dezember 2016

    Recht und Gerechtigkeit: Znacht der Zukünfte am 20. Dezember 2016
    Am 20. Dezember 2016 findet der nächste Znacht der Zukünfte im Zentrum «Karl der Grosse» in der Altstadt von Zürich statt. Zum Einstieg werde ich die Zukunft von Recht und …
  • Dec 4

    Anwaltskollegen in aller Welt: Open Air-Rechtsanwälte in Indien

    Anwaltskollegen in aller Welt: Open Air-Rechtsanwälte in Indien
    Andere Länder, andere Arbeitsbedingungen für Anwaltskollegen: In Indien arbeiten Notare und Rechtsanwälte bisweilen mit einfachsten Mitteln unter freiem Himmel … … oder in mehr oder weniger wetterfesten…
Rank this Week: 2975

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/
  • Dec 8

    Blanket Import Waiver, Extended

    Blanket Import Waiver, Extended
    FCC extends waiver of Form 740 import declarations As we’ve reported here and here, the Commission is proposing to modify some import declaration rules (i.e. Sections 2.1203 and 2.1205) that require, in part, that importers of RF…
  • Dec 8

    GMR Strikes Back

    GMR Strikes Back
    We previously informed you about the Radio Music License Committee’s (RMLC) antitrust lawsuit filed against the “fourth” performing rights organization (“PRO”), Global Music Rights (“GMR”) for…
  • Dec 6

    FHH Webinar: What You Need to Know About Global Music Rights and the RMLC’s Lawsuit Against It

    FHH Webinar: What You Need to Know About Global Music Rights and the RMLC’s Lawsuit Against It
    Many broadcasters are telling FHH they’ve been contacted by the Radio Music License Committee about a lawsuit the RMLC has filed against a new performing rights organization. Called Global Music Rights, it was founded in 2013 with the…
Rank this Week: 930

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/
  • Dec 8

    Should Intermediaries (Such as Retailers) Collect and Pay IP Royalties?

    Should Intermediaries (Such as Retailers) Collect and Pay IP Royalties?
    We had an expert from an accounting firm give us a presentation yesterday about royalty audits. All sorts of bad things can occur with regard to collecting royalties from the licensee – the licensee may under count, may go bankrupt,…
  • Dec 7

    Anatomy of “Anatomy of a Rumor”

    Anatomy of “Anatomy of a Rumor”
    I was reading about the Pizzagate affair, where a 28 year-old, with an arrest record and substance-abuse problems, walked into a DC pizza place named Comet Ping Pong, and fired an AR-16 rifle several times. It was reported that he had driven…
  • Nov 29

    Infographic Explaining Top Level Domain System

    Infographic Explaining Top Level Domain System
    Infographic explaining top level domain name system, courtesy of HostingFacts.com SourceHosting Fact
Rank this Week: 335

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Dec 8

    DMCA Safe Harbor: Re-Register Your Designated Agent with the U.S. Copyright Office!

    DMCA Safe Harbor: Re-Register Your Designated Agent with the U.S. Copyright Office!
    The U.S. Copyright Office issued a final rule effective December 1, 2016, addressing one of the requirements for social media operators and other companies that allow users to post content online to qualify for the DMCA safe harbor. In…
  • Dec 5

    FriendFinder Data Breach Exposes 400 million+ Account

    FriendFinder Data Breach Exposes 400 million+ Account
    FriendFinder Networks is a company in the adult entertainment, social networking, and online dating space. Several databases from FriendFinder Networks web sites with more than 412 million accounts, including usernames, e-mails, and…
  • Nov 21

    The FBI Dips into Twitter’s Data Stream

    The FBI Dips into Twitter’s Data Stream
    Following up on our earlier post regarding the Era of Hashtag Surveillance, the FBI has published documents indicating that it intends to enter into a deal with a Twitter data miner, appropriately named Dataminr (and partially owned by…
Rank this Week: 1202

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Dec 8

    Parlons hockey, prise 2

    Parlons hockey, prise 2
    Les Actifs Créatifs vous ont potiné les choix potentiels de noms pour la nouvelle franchise de Las Vegas (http://www.actifscreatifs.com/hockey-revelations-du-registre-des-marques/).  Par la suite, les médias à…
  • Nov 29

    Le brevet unitaire européen arrive!

    Le brevet unitaire européen arrive!
    Nouvelle majeure dans le monde du brevet : la Grande-Bretagne ratifie l’Accord relatif à une juridiction unifiée du brevet.  En ratifiant l’entente, la Grande-Bretagne permet la mise en oeuvre prochaine du…
  • Nov 23

    Quand les tribunaux prennent la place du Bureau de brevet

    Quand les tribunaux prennent la place du Bureau de brevet
    Aux États-Unis, il existe un « devoir de divulgation » pendant le processus menant à l’obtention d’un brevet. Ce devoir exige du demandeur de brevet qu’il informe le Bureau de brevets…
Rank this Week: 2692

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Dec 8

    Coming in 2017: Reforms to Copyright Law and the Copyright Office

    Coming in 2017: Reforms to Copyright Law and the Copyright Office
    First proposal: While keeping the Copyright Office within the Legislative Branch, separate it from the Library of Congress.  I have previously suggested the more dramatic action of joining the Copyright Office with the…
  • Dec 8

    Lemley-Oliver-Richardson: Patent Purchases and Litigation Outcome

    Lemley-Oliver-Richardson: Patent Purchases and Litigation Outcome
    The sales market for patent rights continues to vex analysts – especially in terms of valuation. In their Patently-O Patent Law Journal article, Professor Mark Lemley teams up with the Richardson Oliver Group to provide some…
  • Dec 8

    Judging Ex Parte Case

    Judging Ex Parte Case
    My research inquiry – Have you read any great writing on the difference between the process of judging a contested case vs an uncontested (or ex parte) case?  [email me: dcrouch@patentlyo.com] In the contested situation, a…
Rank this Week: 204

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Dec 8

    CPSC Public Meeting on Children's Sleepwear Flammability

    CPSC Public Meeting on Children's Sleepwear Flammability
    On December 1, 2016, CPSC’s Office of Compliance, under the leadership of CPSC’s Mary Toro (Director, Office of Compliance, Regulatory Enforcement), held a comprehensive full day seminar on the laws, regulations, and rigorous…
  • Dec 8

    FDA to Begin Posting Adverse Event Report Data for Foods and Cosmetic

    FDA to Begin Posting Adverse Event Report Data for Foods and Cosmetic
    On December 7, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration published a Notice in the Federal Register announcing that its Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition will begin publishing data extracted from adverse event reports the Agency has…
  • Nov 17

    Weeding Through California's Prop 64: Employer Takeaway

    Weeding Through California's Prop 64: Employer Takeaway
    On Nov. 8, 2016, California voters passed Proposition 64, the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act. The initiative legalizes recreational marijuana for individuals over the age of 21. It allows adults to possess, carry, share,…
Rank this Week: 3327

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Dec 8

    MBBP Welcomes New Attorneys to the Team

    MBBP Welcomes New Attorneys to the Team
                Morse, Barnes-Brown, and Pendleton has welcomed three new attorneys: Joshua H. Watson, William R. Schmidt II, and Kelly L. Hinkel. Josh and Kelly have become members of the Corporate Practice group,…
  • Dec 2

    Copyright Alert: New Copyright Office Electronic System to Register Designated Agents Under the DMCA

    Copyright Alert: New Copyright Office Electronic System to Register Designated Agents Under the DMCA
    Effective December 1, 2016, the US Copyright Office rolled out a new electronic system for the online registration of designated agents under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Consequently, all online…
  • Dec 1

    MBBP’s Client Abpro Collaborating with MedImmune on Medical Advancement

    MBBP’s Client Abpro Collaborating with MedImmune on Medical Advancement
    MBBP’s client Abpro, a pioneer in the field of industrial biochemistry, has recently entered into a Collaboration Agreement with MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. The…
Rank this Week: 2420

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Don’t be a Turkey! – Lessons learnt for trade mark owners as the Wild case conclude

    Don’t be a Turkey! – Lessons learnt for trade mark owners as the Wild case conclude
    A recent High Court of Australia (HCA) decision has marked the finale of the dispute between Lodestar Anstalt (Wild Geese Whiskey) and Campari America LLC (Wild Turkey Bourbon), with the HCA refusing to grant Wild Turkey Bourbon leave to…
  • Dec 7

    Denial of CDA immunity defense not immediately appealable

    Denial of CDA immunity defense not immediately appealable
    On November 1, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that the Communications Decency Act (CDA) provides immunity from liability, not from suit, precluding interlocutory appellate jurisdiction under the collateral order…
  • Dec 6

    Package as “Advertising”

    Package as “Advertising”
    On October 17, 2016, a US federal trial court in the District of Columbia ruled that a competitor may pursue a Lanham Act claim for false advertising due to a container of black pepper. Watkins Inc. v. McCormick & Co., Inc., Case No.…
Rank this Week: 2687

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Dec 8

    Don’t be a Turkey! – Lessons learnt for trade mark owners as the Wild case conclude

    Don’t be a Turkey! – Lessons learnt for trade mark owners as the Wild case conclude
    A recent High Court of Australia (HCA) decision has marked the finale of the dispute between Lodestar Anstalt (Wild Geese Whiskey) and Campari America LLC (Wild Turkey Bourbon), with the HCA refusing to grant Wild Turkey Bourbon leave to…
  • Dec 7

    Denial of CDA immunity defense not immediately appealable

    Denial of CDA immunity defense not immediately appealable
    On November 1, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that the Communications Decency Act (CDA) provides immunity from liability, not from suit, precluding interlocutory appellate jurisdiction under the collateral order…
  • Dec 6

    Package as “Advertising”

    Package as “Advertising”
    On October 17, 2016, a US federal trial court in the District of Columbia ruled that a competitor may pursue a Lanham Act claim for false advertising due to a container of black pepper. Watkins Inc. v. McCormick & Co., Inc., Case No.…
Rank this Week: 1909

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/
  • Dec 8

    Two Key Things You Need to Know About the 2016 Federal Rule Change

    Two Key Things You Need to Know About the 2016 Federal Rule Change
    On December 1, 2016, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (“FRCP”) and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (FRAP) took effect.  While at first glance, the changes may not seem dramatic, but changes such as…
  • Dec 1

    Holiday Horror Series: Part 1- Could You Patent Christmas?!

    Holiday Horror Series: Part 1- Could You Patent Christmas?!
    The holidays are upon us.  Given that everything seems to be protected by intellectual property rights, could someone protect Christmas? The most likely candidate to try to patent Christmas would be Santa Claus.  But (assuming all…
  • Nov 22

    Supreme Court May Cut Back Laches in Patent Infringement Case

    Supreme Court May Cut Back Laches in Patent Infringement Case
    The United States Supreme Court is considering whether the doctrine of laches will bar a patent infringement claim filed within the Patent Act’s six-year damage limitations period set forth in 35 U.S.C. §286.  The case before…
Rank this Week: 697

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/
  • Dec 8

    Trademarks Coast to Coast

    Trademarks Coast to Coast
    Guest blog by Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Boney Denison USPTO regional offices support the agency’s mission of fostering innovation by serving their regions’ intellectual property (IP) communities, assisting local…
  • Dec 6

    Providing Clear and Transparent Patent Quality Metric

    Providing Clear and Transparent Patent Quality Metric
    Guest blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Russ Slifer It is critically important that the USPTO issue patents that are of the highest quality possible, and to accomplish…
  • Dec 6

    Providing Clear and Transparent Patent Quality Metric

    Providing Clear and Transparent Patent Quality Metric
    Guest blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Russ Slifer It is critically important that the USPTO issue patents that are of the highest quality possible, and to accomplish…
Rank this Week: 874

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: 287

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Dec 8

    2017 M&A outlook

    2017 M&A outlook
    As 2016 draws to a close, Ernst & Young has released its 15th edition of its Global Capital Confidence Barometer (the GCCB), which looks forward toward the trends and expectations in the M&A market for 2017. The GCCB is survey of more…
  • Dec 7

    Outlook on healthcare sector M&A: the next 12 month

    Outlook on healthcare sector M&A: the next 12 month
    Previously on this blog, we reported that M&A activity in the healthcare sector was expected to rise during 2016. According to a Market Spotlight released earlier this fall by Mergermarket in partnership with RR Donnelley, dealmakers and…
  • Dec 6

    Chinese outbound private equity on the rise

    Chinese outbound private equity on the rise
    Chinese buyout frenzy Outbound private equity investments from China into North America and Europe have been growing rapidly. According to the investment bank Houlihan Lokey, in H1 of 2012, the outbound Chinese private equity transaction…
Rank this Week: 2665

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Dec 8

    3 Count: Doomed Denuvo

    3 Count: Doomed Denuvo
    Universal Pictures appeals SLAPP ruling over The Purge, French artist sues Universal Music over music video and Doom removes Denuvo in recent update. The post 3 Count: Doomed Denuvo appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Dec 7

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Arthur

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Arthur
    Elmwood City is home to Arthur and his group of anthropomorphic friends, but what happens when one of them turns out to be a plagiarist. The post Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Arthur appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Dec 7

    3 Count: Not Enough

    3 Count: Not Enough
    YouTube says it paid $1 billion in music royalties but labels say that isn't enough, case over Google results heads to Canada's Supreme Court and more! The post 3 Count: Not Enough appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 318

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Dec 8

    Ask Dr. Copyright … Are Fashion Designs Protectable?

    Ask Dr. Copyright … Are Fashion Designs Protectable?
    Dear Doc: RAH, RAH, REE, KICK ‘EM IN THE KNEE RAH, RAH, RASS, KICK ‘EM IN THE OTHER KNEE!!!!! YAAAAAAYYYYY! GO TEAM!!!!! Uh…oh yeah! I got a question… I know that clothes can’t be protected by registering a…
  • Nov 29

    Can Delay be a Defense to a Patent Infringement Lawsuit?

    Can Delay be a Defense to a Patent Infringement Lawsuit?
    In many areas of the law, excessive delay in pursuing a right can be a defense in a later lawsuit.  The defense is known as ‘laches’ and is based on fairness – by delaying the litigation, the person asserting the right…
  • Nov 29

    Can Delay be a Defense to a Patent Infringement Lawsuit?

    Can Delay be a Defense to a Patent Infringement Lawsuit?
    In many areas of the law, excessive delay in pursuing a right can be a defense in a later lawsuit.  The defense is known as ‘laches’ and is based on fairness – by delaying the litigation, the person asserting the right…
Rank this Week: 2182