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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Illumina v. Ariosa: the CAFC discusses the phrase “relating to”

    Illumina v. Ariosa: the CAFC discusses the phrase “relating to”
    The outcome of Illumina v. AriosaIllumina, Inc. (“Illumina”) appeals a district court orderdenying Illumina’s motion to compel arbitration.Illumina and Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. (“Ariosa”) enteredinto a supply…
  • Jul 25

    PTAB/USPTO suffer reverse in Magnum Oil Tool

    PTAB/USPTO suffer reverse in Magnum Oil Tool
    The decision of PTAB was reversed:The Patent Trial and Appeal Board(“Board”) instituted review and issued a final writtendecision holding all challenged claims of the ’413 patentobvious under 35 U.S.C. § 103.…
  • Jul 23

    The Washington Post resurrects the patent quality debate

    The Washington Post resurrects the patent quality debate
    The Washington Post is hitting on a lack of quality at the USPTO:The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is so focused on rewarding its employees for the number of applications they review that the quality of patents they give out is in…
Rank this Week: 68

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Network Information Management Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Network Information Management Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    The court granted defendants' motion to dismiss because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s network information management patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward an abstract idea.…
  • Jul 26

    Jury Finding of Willfulness Does Not Require Award of Enhanced Damages Under Halo

    Jury Finding of Willfulness Does Not Require Award of Enhanced Damages Under Halo
    The court denied plaintiff's motion for enhanced damages under 35 U.S.C. § 284 and rejected plaintiff's argument that the jury finding of willful infringement was binding on the court. "[Plaintiff] argues that the jury’s…
  • Jul 25

    Semiconductor Memory Circuit Board Configuration Patents Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Semiconductor Memory Circuit Board Configuration Patents Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    The court denied defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings on the ground that plaintiff’s semiconductor memory circuit board configuration patents encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the claims were not directed…
Rank this Week: 427

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 248

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Dear Candidate: Is patent reform a catalyst for future innovation in the US?

    Dear Candidate: Is patent reform a catalyst for future innovation in the US?
    Patent reform is a subject that most Americans are unfamiliar with. Additionally, significant lobbying efforts and financial resources dedicated by large corporations have confused the subject further. Nevertheless, patent reform is a…
  • Jul 27

    Patent litigation returning to pre-2013 levels, says Lex Machina

    Patent litigation returning to pre-2013 levels, says Lex Machina
    During 2016’s second quarter, plaintiffs filed a total of 1,282 patent infringement cases in U.S. district court. This is a 33 percent increase in the 958 patent cases filed during the first quarter but data suggests that the second…
  • Jul 26

    Using narrow claim breadth as a sign of software patent-eligibility

    Using narrow claim breadth as a sign of software patent-eligibility
    In two cases written by Judge Chen (DDR Holdings, LLC v. Hotels.com L.P., 2013-1505 (Chen, Wallach, Meyer (dissent) and Bascom Global Internet Services, Inc., v. AT&T Mobility LLC, 2015-1763 (Newman, O’Malley, Chen)) the patents…
Rank this Week: 2399

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Update: Effective Date of Revised Application Fees Announced

    Update: Effective Date of Revised Application Fees Announced
    A couple of weeks ago we reported on the FCC’s adoption of a new schedule of application fees. Since the new schedule ups fees across-the-board, anybody who was planning to file a fee-able application in the near term might want to file…
  • Jul 26

    Coming Soon: New Marking Rules for Shorter Tower

    Coming Soon: New Marking Rules for Shorter Tower
    Congress orders FAA to require marking for some towers 200’ or less  [Blogmeister’s Note: This post was originally published on the website of Radio World. Our friends at RW have graciously given us permission to include it…
  • Jul 26

    Update: Effective Date Set for Recent Revisions to Citizens Broadband Service Rule

    Update: Effective Date Set for Recent Revisions to Citizens Broadband Service Rule
    For some time now we’ve been following the FCC’s efforts to establish the Citizens Broadband Service in the 3550-3650 MHz band. Most recently, back in May, the Commission disposed of several petitions for reconsideration of its…
Rank this Week: 1542

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
  • Jul 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-26
    Search Engine Snippets Protected By Section 230–O’Kroley v. Fastcase https://t.co/pJ0scRXmTi -> DCA’s New Report on Enabling Malware https://t.co/JwH4ycWHxO -> National securities regulator: Questions about opt-in;…
  • Jul 26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-25
    20th Century Fox Accuses Kim Dotcom of Asset Freeze Breach https://t.co/QLvwXCAeoU -> INDUCED INFRINGEMENT BECOMES MORE DIFFICULT TO DEFEND https://t.co/p7GDV1aHCI -> BASCOM v. AT&T: Section 101 Jurisprudence Continues to Develop…
  • Jul 25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-24

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-24
    isoHunt Founder Settles with Music Industry for $66 Million https://t.co/3szekgMpW2 -> Why Canada should adopt a national IP strategy https://t.co/yoTILdWVVj -> Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-07-23 https://t.co/kGoY2MqWDV…
Rank this Week: 630

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    TTAB Test: Should the Stylization of This Descriptive Term Support a Principal Registration?

    TTAB Test: Should the Stylization of This Descriptive Term Support a Principal Registration?
    The USPTO refused to register the mark JIUJITEIRO in the stylized form show immediately below, for various items of athletic apparel, including martial arts uniforms. Applicant One Nation conceded that the term (which means "a pracitioner of…
  • Jul 26

    TTAB Reverses 2(d) Refusal of Salvation Army Mark, Finding Unity of Control

    TTAB Reverses 2(d) Refusal of Salvation Army Mark, Finding Unity of Control
    The Board reversed a Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark shown below, for charitable fundraising services, on the ground that the applicant and the owners of the registrations cited by the Examining Attorney "are governed by a central…
  • Jul 25

    TTABlog Note: Converting an Opposition to a Concurrent Use Proceeding

    TTABlog Note: Converting an Opposition to a Concurrent Use Proceeding
    Two recent decisions illustrate when an applicant may, and when it may not, successfully move to amend its opposed, geographically unrestricted application to one for concurrent use registration. In the first, the Board granted the motion and…
Rank this Week: 232

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 27

    American Sexual Culture as Public Health Crisi

    American Sexual Culture as Public Health Crisi
    Margo Kaplan, Rape Beyond Crime, 66 Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Angela HarrisNot long ago, I was indulging in one of my favorite lazy-day pastimes – standing in my local bookstore, reading. The book was Girls and…
  • Jul 26

    Of Firms and Fee

    Of Firms and Fee
    Kathryn Judge, Intermediary Influence, 82 U. Chi. L. Rev. 573 (2015).Tom C.W. LinProminent economic theories rooted in the seminal work of Ronald Coase have long suggested that firms in a marketplace exist and work to reduce transaction…
  • Jul 25

    Classing up the Agency

    Classing up the Agency
    Administrative Conference of the United States, Aggregate Agency Adjudication, Final Report (June 9, 2016) Administrative Conference of the United States, Administrative Conference Recommendation 2016-2, Aggregation of Similar Claims in…
Rank this Week: 426

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 27

    Wikileaks: Who watches the watchmen?

    Wikileaks: Who watches the watchmen?
    With great power comes great responsibility. Yes, this is a line from a superhero movie, but it is just as relevant as when Uncle Ben said it on screen in 2002 (technically, it dates back to the first Spider-man comic in 1962, but I digress).…
  • Jul 14

    Extending data protection rights to virtual space

    Extending data protection rights to virtual space
    I have been thinking about augmented reality a lot in the last few days for reasons explained in the last blog post. While most of the discussion in the next few weeks will be about cute pocket monsters, an interesting legal question has…
  • Jul 12

    Pokémon Go and the law of augmented reality

    Pokémon Go and the law of augmented reality
    Some of my favourite science fiction novels of recent years have featured augmented reality in one form or another: Pattern Recognition by Willam Gibson, Halting State by Charlie Stross, and Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge. I liked the ideas so…
Rank this Week: 924

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jul 26

    The Promise And Pitfalls Of 3D Printing

    The Promise And Pitfalls Of 3D Printing
    3D printing offers great promise for innovation and manufacturing, but this tool has expanded the scope of patented products that can be easily and cheaply copied, and may make it harder to identify and prosecute infringers. The USPTO held…
  • Jul 20

    Can FDA Implement The BPCIA As The CAFC Suggested?

    Can FDA Implement The BPCIA As The CAFC Suggested?
    In Amgen v. Apotex, the Federal Circuit held that under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”), “an applicant must provide a reference product sponsor with 180 days’ post-licensure…
  • Jul 18

    En Banc CAFC Requires UCC Sale For On Sale Bar

    En Banc CAFC Requires UCC Sale For On Sale Bar
    In an en banc decision issued in The Medicines Company v. Hospira, Inc., the Federal Circuit determined that in order for a commercial transaction to trigger the on-sale bar of § 35 USC 102(b), it must “bear the general…
Rank this Week: 2069

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
  • Jul 26

    Federal Circuit Makes Patent-Eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 Even Murkier

    Federal Circuit Makes Patent-Eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 Even Murkier
    Claims  of  U.S. Patent No. 5,987,606, directed to “content filtering information retrieved from an internet computer network,” recited an “inventive concept,” and therefore were patent-eligible as a matter…
  • Jul 24

    Objectively Reasonable Defenses Do Not Preclude Finding of Willful Patent Infringement

    Objectively Reasonable Defenses Do Not Preclude Finding of Willful Patent Infringement
    The Federal Circuit has held that even if an accused infringer’s defenses to patent infringement are objectively reasonable, Supreme Court precedent does not preclude a willful infringement finding, or enhancing damages.  WBIP, LLC…
  • Jul 19

    Another Easy Section 101 Case at the Federal Circuit

    Another Easy Section 101 Case at the Federal Circuit
    In a per curiam decision on an appeal brought by a pro se patent owner, a Federal Circuit panel of Judges O’Malley, Linn, and Stoll held that claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,744,933 (“Payroll processing, certification, reporting and…
Rank this Week: 1616

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

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

    T803/12 : pas de renvoi ni de correction du procès-verbal

    T803/12 : pas de renvoi ni de correction du procès-verbal
    En première instance, le brevet tel que délivré et toutes les requêtes subsidiaires avaient été considérées comme ne satisfaisant pas les exigences de l'article 83 CBE. Pour l'Opposante,…
  • Jul 24

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    AQUINOV (12 collaborateurs) est une société indépendante de Conseils en Propriété Industrielle depuis 15 ans. Implantée historiquement dans la région de Bordeaux, l'équipe…
  • Jul 21

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    A l'encontre de la brevetabilité des mini burritos de la demande US2011117249, l'examinateur a cité une recette du site food.com. A noter la figure 1, enseignant en détail comment préparer des burritos…
Rank this Week: 2469

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 26

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Genzyme Corp. et al. v. Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc. 1:16-cv-00540; filed June 29, 2016 in the District Court of Delaware…
  • Jul 25

    LendingTree, LLC v. Zillow, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    LendingTree, LLC v. Zillow, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Claims of Another "Loan Application" Patent Invalidated under Section 101 By Joseph Herndon -- In a nonprecedential opinion issued earlier today, the Federal Circuit invalidated claims under 35 U.S.C. § 101 that had survived the District…
  • Jul 24

    Shortridge v. Foundation Construction Payroll Service, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Shortridge v. Foundation Construction Payroll Service, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    By Michael Borella -- Douglas M. Shortridge, the named inventor of U.S. Patent No. 8,744,933, sued Foundation Construction Payroll Service, LLC ("Foundation") for infringement thereof in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of…
Rank this Week: 204

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/
  • Jul 26

    Crafting Snappy Captions - Scott P. Stolley

    Crafting Snappy Captions - Scott P. Stolley
    One of the nice things about being active in bar work is that you get to meet really talented lawyers who are used to giving their time and talent back to the profession in the form of speaking or writing...
  • Jul 25

    "When the Horse Dies, Get Off" - Willful Infringement Finding Generates Enhancement and 285 Award of Fee

    "When the Horse Dies, Get Off" - Willful Infringement Finding Generates Enhancement and 285 Award of Fee
    Few issues are of more interest to patent practitioners in the Eastern District these days than rulings on motions for attorneys fees under section 285. Of course both prevailing plaintiffs and defendants can seek an award of fees under…
  • Jul 22

    More Adventures in Grounds for Dismissal Under the December 1, 2015 FRCP Amendment

    More Adventures in Grounds for Dismissal Under the December 1, 2015 FRCP Amendment
    The conventional wisdom about lawyers is that we don't really pay attention to rule amendments, and to an embarrassing extent that is true. A few weeks ago I saw a really fine lawyer making an argument based on language that...
Rank this Week: 300

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Jul 26

    Blogger Doing Investigative Research Defeats Personal Jurisdiction–FireClean v. Tuohy

    Blogger Doing Investigative Research Defeats Personal Jurisdiction–FireClean v. Tuohy
    FireClean sells an eponymous cleaning oil, FIREClean, “advertised to reduce carbon residue buildup in firearms.” Andrew Tuohy blogs about firearms at the Vuurwapen blog (Dutch for “firearms”). Allegations swirled that…
  • Jul 25

    Search Engine Snippets Protected By Section 230–O’Kroley v. Fastcase

    Search Engine Snippets Protected By Section 230–O’Kroley v. Fastcase
    The plaintiff’s vanity Google search results included the following snippet: “indecency with a child in Trial Court Cause N . . . Colin O’Kroley v Pringle.” The linked result (to Google Book’s indexing of Texas…
  • Jul 21

    Message Board Operator May Be Liable For Moderator’s Content–Enigma v. Bleeping

    Message Board Operator May Be Liable For Moderator’s Content–Enigma v. Bleeping
    It’s been a brutal year for Section 230 jurisprudence, and the hits keep coming. In today’s case, the parties ran into a judge who seemed unshakably determined–for reasons I can’t determine–to deny the motion to…
Rank this Week: 218

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/
  • Jul 26

    How Does One Insure an Autonomous Vehicle?

    How Does One Insure an Autonomous Vehicle?
    Transformative technologies do not just change their own industries—they cause a ripple effect throughout adjacent, more mature sectors. Just as the sudden, mass embrace of augmented reality in Pokémon GO opens up a number of…
  • Jul 14

    Pokémon Go Ushers in a New, Augmented World of Legal Liability Concern

    Pokémon Go Ushers in a New, Augmented World of Legal Liability Concern
    We predicted last year that 2016 would be the year of Pokémon. This prophecy came true last week within just two days of the Pokémon Go launch. The location-based augmented reality mobile game/app quickly surpassed Tinder in…
  • Jul 13

    Warner Bros.’s “Paid to Play” Disclosures Draw FTC Action

    Warner Bros.’s “Paid to Play” Disclosures Draw FTC Action
    Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) went after Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. for not clearly representing that several digital influencers were paid as part of a marketing campaign for the video game Middle Earth:…
Rank this Week: 489

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 26

    Unwired Planet v. Apple: Fault and Patent Infringement

    Unwired Planet v. Apple: Fault and Patent Infringement
    By Jason Rantanen Unwired Planet, LLC v. Apple Inc. (Fed. Cir. July 22, 2016) Download Unwired Planet Panel: Moore (author), Bryson, Reyna Last week, the Federal Circuit issued two opinions, both written by Judge Moore, dealing with what I…
  • Jul 20

    GAO: Patent Office Must Define and Improve Patent Quality

    GAO: Patent Office Must Define and Improve Patent Quality
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published two new reports on Patent Office Activities along with the results of a major survey of 2,600 patent examiners. Patent Office Should Define Quality, Reassess Incentives,…
  • Jul 20

    Guest post: 2016 U.S. Patent Practitioner Trends Part 2 – Removal and Retirement of Patent Practitioner

    Guest post: 2016 U.S. Patent Practitioner Trends Part 2 – Removal and Retirement of Patent Practitioner
    By Zachary Kinnaird, Patent Attorney with International IP Law Group, PLLC Based on my analysis of the USPTO roster data: There were 44,295 registered patent practitioners in the U.S. as of April 2016. Of the practitioners originally…
Rank this Week: 187

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 26

    Rated T for Tobacco: The Impact of Tobacco Imagery on Movie Rating

    Rated T for Tobacco: The Impact of Tobacco Imagery on Movie Rating
    By Alex Bullock Whether you should smoke or not is a personal choice. However, whether smoking is good or bad for your health is not really a matter of opinion (spoiler, it’s bad for you). Smoking is certainly not a habit that we,…
  • Jul 18

    Autopilot Crashed My Car. Who’s Liable?

    Autopilot Crashed My Car. Who’s Liable?
    By Mackenzie Olson Recently, numerous drivers have claimed that their Tesla vehicles have crashed while in autopilot mode. Perhaps most notable was a crash that occurred in Florida, when a 2015 Tesla Model S in autopilot mode failed to apply…
  • Jul 13

    Game of Drone

    Game of Drone
    By Jessy Nations Sometime during the past decade or so we started taking the idea of making robots a part of our everyday lives more seriously. Naturally, we went from joking about making machines serve us by doing our menial chores, to…
Rank this Week: 350

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 564

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jul 26

    Plagiarism Today on Dr. Drew HLN

    Plagiarism Today on Dr. Drew HLN
    As the Melania Trump story was still unfolding, I found myself on Dr. Drew's show on CNN's HLN. It was a great ending to a very long and tiring day. The post Plagiarism Today on Dr. Drew HLN appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 26

    3 Count: I So Hunted…

    3 Count: I So Hunted…
    isoHunt founder reaches settlement in Canada, lawyers accuse Kim Dotcom of breaching asset freezing order and Stairway to Heaven case appealed. The post 3 Count: I So Hunted… appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 25

    3 Count: Kickass Reborn

    3 Count: Kickass Reborn
    Kickass Torrents come back, in clone form at least, Beyonce hits back at Lemonade lawsuit and cable industry responds to FCC set top box proposal. The post 3 Count: Kickass Reborn appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 558

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/
Rank this Week: 1169

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: 138

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (July 25, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (July 25, 2016)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityPokémon Go has revealed a new battleground for virtual privacy  (Business Insider)EPIC Ask FTC to Investigate Privacy Risks of Pokemon GO  (EPIC)Digital toxic waste…
  • Feb 23

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 21, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 21, 2016)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyHow this company tracked 16,000 Iowa caucus-goers via their phones  (Fusion)Apple’s FBI Battle Is Complicated. Here’s…
  • Feb 14

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 11, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 11, 2016)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyGoogle takes wider action on 'right to be forgotten'  (BBC) Spying through strangers' webcams just got easier  (CNBC)Give Up Your Data to Cure Disease  (NYT) My concern is that laws and…
Rank this Week: 4569

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Incentivizing creativity through suffering?

    Incentivizing creativity through suffering?
    Ana Swanson at the Washington Post reports on a study that appears to connect unhappiness with greater creativity.  If we care about incentivizing creative output, should we therefore deliberately torment artists? Borowiecki’s…
  • Jul 26

    Reading list: the First Amendment and the FDA

    Reading list: the First Amendment and the FDA
    Christopher Robertson, A Trojan Horse? How Expansion of the First Amendment Threatens Much More than the Regulation of Off-Label Drugs, forthcoming, __ Ohio State Law Journal __ (2017)Abstract: Scholars, advocates, and courts have begun to…
  • Jul 26

    Failure to do anything to show damages leads to fee award in false advertising case

    Failure to do anything to show damages leads to fee award in false advertising case
    Gravelle v. Kaba Ilco Corp., No.13-CV-642, 2016 WL 3920208 (E.D.N.C. Jul. 15, 2016)Bringing false advertising claims isn’t risk free for the plaintiff. Not only may the defendant scrutinize the plaintiff’s own advertising for…
Rank this Week: 272

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    When Should a Brand Get Involved in Social Issues?

    When Should a Brand Get Involved in Social Issues?
    – Jason Sprenger – President, Game Changer Communications I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that 2016 will go down as a year that a lot of social issues in America boiled over.  Transgender people and the…
  • Jul 25

    2(c) or Not to See Political TM Speech?

    2(c) or Not to See Political TM Speech?
    That is the question, at least for the day. It’s also a question we hope the U.S. Supreme Court will address. In particular, does a careful focus on the USPTO’s routine application of Section 2(c) of the Lanham Act, help shed…
  • Jul 21

    The Olympics! Officially Protected from Zika by OFF!

    The Olympics! Officially Protected from Zika by OFF!
    The Summer Olympics are with us again, in what has been a great summer for sports. Besides the normal summer sports highlights, soccer fans have gotten a special second year in a row of the Copa America, not so great if you’re a Messi…
Rank this Week: 91

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jul 26

    Brexit: Impact on Media, Sport and Entertainment

    Brexit: Impact on Media, Sport and Entertainment
    The UK’s vote to leave the European Union in a so-called ‘Brexit’ referendum throws up a host of issues for the Media, Sport and Entertainment sector, many of which will hinge on the outcome of negotiations following the…
  • Jul 21

    The Supreme Court Alters the Standard for Enhanced Damages in Patent Case

    The Supreme Court Alters the Standard for Enhanced Damages in Patent Case
    By Stan Panikowski, Brian Biggs, Andrew Stein, and Stephen Gombita Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc. Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. PATENT – Decided: Jun. 13, 2016 Issue: Whether the Federal Circuit’s two-part…
  • Jul 12

    EU: New Obligations for Digital Services Providers and Operators of Essential Service

    EU: New Obligations for Digital Services Providers and Operators of Essential Service
    By Carol Umhoefer, Patrick Van Eecke and Mathilde Hallé First proposed by the European Commission in 2013, the long-awaited draft Directive on Network Information Security (the NIS Directive) was agreed upon by the European Parliament…
Rank this Week: 4154

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 523

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jul 26

    Exciting Times for the Defense Sector

    Exciting Times for the Defense Sector
    According to an article published by defensenews.com, we can expect to see a “steady” level of M&A activity in the defense sector in the coming years. This prediction comes from David Melcher, head of Aerospace Industries…
  • Jul 21

    Predicting the Future: Will the boom in insurance M&A continue?

    Predicting the Future: Will the boom in insurance M&A continue?
    In a 2015 article, we reported that global M&A in the insurance sector was on the rise again after a number of quiet years in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Deal activity in the European market was hit particularly hard by the…
  • Jul 20

    Tighter credit may turn cross-border M&A into a more popular growth strategy for many private-companies.

    Tighter credit may turn cross-border M&A into a more popular growth strategy for many private-companies.
    South of the Canadian border, regulatory oversight and scrutiny continues to play a noticeable role in making it more difficult for private companies to raise capital through bank loans. In this climate, could strategic cross-border M&A…
Rank this Week: 2358

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

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

    Berner «Staulagen» bei der Zwangsvollstreckung

    Berner «Staulagen» bei der Zwangsvollstreckung
    Langsame Berner sind nicht immer ein Klischee. So benötigte ein Berner Betreibungsamt mehr als fünf Monate um einen Zahlungsbefehl zuzustellen. Die betroffene Gläubigerin verlangte in der Folge mittels betreibungsrechtlicher…
  • Jul 23

    Marke AirPods: Heissen so die neuen Apple-Kopfhörer?

    Marke AirPods: Heissen so die neuen Apple-Kopfhörer?
    Apple wird Gerüchten zufolge in Zukunft auf einen herkömmlichen Kopfhörer-Anschluss verzichten und stattdessen den proprietären Lightning-Anschluss verwenden. Ausserdem gibt es Spekulationen um Apple-eigene…
  • Jul 21

    «Joint Venture»: Crowdfunding mit spezieller Belohnung

    «Joint Venture»: Crowdfunding mit spezieller Belohnung
    Wer auf der internationalen Crowdfunding-Plattform «wemakeit» ein Projekt finanziell unterstützt, erhält je nach Beitragshöhe eine Belohnung. Beim Filmprojekt «128h» beispielsweise gibt es für 42…
Rank this Week: 2461

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Filed your Article 28 declarations? You may have to do them all over again…

    Filed your Article 28 declarations? You may have to do them all over again…
    Former Guest Kat, Darren Meale, of Simmons & Simmons, London, provides another update to the ever-changing landscape of Article 28 declarations. Previous instalments can be found here, here and here.I can only apologise in…
  • Jul 25

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat this week

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat this week
    IPKat keeps it coolWere you away and missed the last week of the IPKat? Never Too Late 106 is here to bring you what you missed.* Copyright in the Animal KingdomInternkat looks back on Heythrop v CAPS. Should animals be able to own…
  • Jul 22

    Book Review: Innovation & IPRs in China & India

    Book Review: Innovation & IPRs in China & India
    The summer temperatures may send London into meltdown, but that doesn't mean that publications have stopped. Hot off the presses is, "Innovation and IPRS in China and India: Myths, Realities and Opportunities," edited by Kung-Chung Liu and…
Rank this Week: 84

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

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

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Jul 26

    Astronomical Increases in Domain Names: Low Constancy of Abusive Registration

    Astronomical Increases in Domain Names: Low Constancy of Abusive Registration
    When ICANN implemented the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) in 1999 the number of registered domain names were in the low eight digits. Registered domain names passed the first million in 1997. Today, they are in the first…
  • Jul 18

    Fair Use Incorporating Trademarks in Domain Name

    Fair Use Incorporating Trademarks in Domain Name
    The paragraph 4(c)(iii) safe harbors of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy are construed from a five word phrase, “legitimate noncommercial or fair use.” “Noncommercial” like “identical” in…
  • Jul 11

    Domain Names Identical to Trademarks But No Likelihood of Confusion

    Domain Names Identical to Trademarks But No Likelihood of Confusion
    Confusion is a basic element in both cybersquatting and trademark infringement. It appears twice in the UDRP; once in paragraph 4(a)(i) in the adjectival phrase “confusing similarity”, and once in paragraph 4(b)(iv) in the phrase…
Rank this Week: 133

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

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

    Typical Sex Video Email Conversation

    Typical Sex Video Email Conversation
    I regularly receive emails from people asking questions about the legalities related to intimate photos and videos – particularly situations when a third party has possession of them. Sometimes the third party allegedly obtained them…
  • Jul 17

    Response to Star Trek Fan Film Guideline

    Response to Star Trek Fan Film Guideline
    In light of the recent lawsuit between CBS and Paramount Pictures and a Star Trek fan film creator, CBS and Paramount released guidelines regarding fan-created films. Previously, fan fiction movies were limited to camcorders and sets people…
  • Jul 7

    Where to Put “#ad” on Instagram Post

    Where to Put “#ad” on Instagram Post
    Last month, Rosie and I attended BlogPaws – a conference for pet bloggers – where I taught a workshop with Chloe DiVita and Tom Collins on the Legal Dos and Don’ts of Blogging and Social Media.  We did a three-hour…
Rank this Week: 3995

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jul 26

    Beyond the Horizon - Intellectual Property Law in Space

    Beyond the Horizon - Intellectual Property Law in Space
    Even with the recent success of the Mars Exploration Rover program and the Juno mission, mankind is still quite far from a life outside of our own little blue planet. While we look up at the sky in anticipation, hopefully one day being able…
  • Jul 20

    Watch the Fight - Court of Appeal Affirms Blocking Order for Cartier Against ISP

    Watch the Fight - Court of Appeal Affirms Blocking Order for Cartier Against ISP
    Just as was discussed last week, the issue of counterfeit goods has plagued many retailers, brand owners and online sellers for years, with the availability of Chinese (or otherwise) manufactured counterfeit items being sold for pennies on…
  • Jul 12

    The Physical and Intangible - CJEU Allows for the Prevention of Sale of Infringing Goods in Physical Marketplace

    The Physical and Intangible - CJEU Allows for the Prevention of Sale of Infringing Goods in Physical Marketplace
    The sale of online goods has been both a revelation and a curse for retailers, but a particular problem when it comes to deal with counterfeit or otherwise infringing goods being sold. Cases such as Cartier v British Sky Broadcasting have…
Rank this Week: 3203

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jul 25

    Mine Gas Feed-in Tariff as Precedent for Hydrogen FiT

    Mine Gas Feed-in Tariff as Precedent for Hydrogen FiT
    I recall speculating about the possibility of a feed-in tariff for power to gas hydrogen in Germany yesterday. Meanwhile I noticed that there is a precedent for this in the EEG, which is the feed-in tariff for mine gas. Mine gas is mostly…
  • Jul 24

    Feed-in Tariff for Hydrogen?

    Feed-in Tariff for Hydrogen?
    Recently legislation to further slow down renewable energy in Germany passed Parliament on July 8th (link to the debate in the Bundestag, link to the debate in the Bundesrat). One of the motives of supporters of the transition to a much…
  • Jul 22

    Mojave Desert Project

    Mojave Desert Project
    Good news from the United States: The Obama administration is coming up with a “Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan”, according to Carolyn Lochhead at the San Francisco Chronicle. That plan would make available up to 2,000…
Rank this Week: 1112

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

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

    Sign the Copyright Alliance’s Open Letter to 2016 Political Candidate

    Sign the Copyright Alliance’s Open Letter to 2016 Political Candidate
    Dear Creators, As election season grows closer and important copyright issues take center stage, please sign our letter reminding candidates of the vital role that copyright, free expression, creativity and innovation continue to play in our…
  • Jun 29

    PDN Post: What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contract

    PDN Post: What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contract
    Check the important and informative PDN post: “What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contracts,” to learn what three attorneys (including myself) think of several editorial photography contracts. Check…
  • May 24

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest
    The Tahoe National Forest is a beautiful area of the world, so it’s natural for photographers to document it. The Tahoe National Forest Service (“TNFS”) is looking to capitalize on that desire by running a photo contest to…
Rank this Week: 2153

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers copyright and intellectual property law. By the Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC.

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

    Sign the Copyright Alliance’s Open Letter to 2016 Political Candidate

    Sign the Copyright Alliance’s Open Letter to 2016 Political Candidate
    Dear Creators, As election season grows closer and important copyright issues take center stage, please sign our letter reminding candidates of the vital role that copyright, free expression, creativity and innovation continue to play in our…
  • Jun 29

    PDN Post: What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contract

    PDN Post: What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contract
    Check the important and informative PDN post: “What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contracts,” to learn what three attorneys (including myself) think of several editorial photography contracts. Check…
  • May 24

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest
    The Tahoe National Forest is a beautiful area of the world, so it’s natural for photographers to document it. The Tahoe National Forest Service (“TNFS”) is looking to capitalize on that desire by running a photo contest to…
Rank this Week: 1790

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Jul 25

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Creator of Architectural Designs Files Two New Copyright Lawsuit

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Creator of Architectural Designs Files Two New Copyright Lawsuit
    Southern District of Indiana - Copyright lawyers for frequent litigant Design Basics, LLC of Omaha, Nebraska filed two additional intellectual property lawsuits in the Southern District of Indiana alleging copyright infringement. …
  • Jul 22

    Indiana Patent Law: Court Rules on Invalidity of Patent for Obviousne

    Indiana Patent Law: Court Rules on Invalidity of Patent for Obviousne
    Evansville, Indiana - In the matter of Berry Plastics Corporation v. Intertape Polymer Corporation, Judge Richard L. Young of the Southern District of Indiana ruled on Defendant Intertape's motion to reconsider the court's conclusion of…
  • Jul 21

    Copyright Office Tribunal Proposed as Alternative for Small Copyright Claim

    Copyright Office Tribunal Proposed as Alternative for Small Copyright Claim
    Washington, D.C. - Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Tom Marino (R-Pa) proposed legislation to create an alternative forum to facilitate the adjudication of "small" copyright claims. H.R. 5757,…
Rank this Week: 243

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/
  • Jul 25

    Genericide

    Genericide
    Genericide:  a word that strikes terror in the hearts of any trademark owner or brand manager. What exactly is genericide?  It’s the trademark equivalent of homicide.  It is when a mark becomes so successful and …
  • Jul 18

    Brexit, Brouhaha, and… Beer?

    Brexit, Brouhaha, and… Beer?
            You are probably sick of hearing the word BREXIT by now.  If you don’t yet know what it is, Brexit refers to Britain’s recent vote to exit the European Union.  Since numerous international…
  • Jun 28

    Pat Summitt: A Brand That Lives On

    Pat Summitt: A Brand That Lives On
      I had nearly completed a blog post that I intended to publish today—a post actually about trademarks, branding, and intellectual property—but, when the news of Pat Summitt’s death broke early this morning, I decided…
Rank this Week: 1645

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

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

    USPTO announces new trademark use audit program

    USPTO announces new trademark use audit program
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has proposed a rule change that would enable it to conduct random audits of affidavits or declarations of use filed under sections 8 and 71 of the Trademark Act as a permanent…
  • Jul 15

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee
    Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones—the remaining members of Led Zeppelin—along with several recording industry defendants, prevailed in federal court on June 23 in a copyright jury trial over the introduction of the…
  • Jul 15

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    #Yes! In the United States, a hashtag can be trademarked if it serves a source-identifying function for the trademark owner’s goods or services. Hashtags, which started on Twitter as a way for users to follow conversations on particular…
Rank this Week: 2810

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

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

    USPTO announces new trademark use audit program

    USPTO announces new trademark use audit program
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has proposed a rule change that would enable it to conduct random audits of affidavits or declarations of use filed under sections 8 and 71 of the Trademark Act as a permanent…
  • Jul 15

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee
    Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones—the remaining members of Led Zeppelin—along with several recording industry defendants, prevailed in federal court on June 23 in a copyright jury trial over the introduction of the…
  • Jul 15

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    #Yes! In the United States, a hashtag can be trademarked if it serves a source-identifying function for the trademark owner’s goods or services. Hashtags, which started on Twitter as a way for users to follow conversations on particular…
Rank this Week: 1051

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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

    Keeping International Competition Front of Mind

    Keeping International Competition Front of Mind
    Guest blog by Chief Communications Officer Patrick Ross Empowering bold entrepreneurship by inventors and businesses drives the U.S. economy in a global marketplace. We at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office know that entrepreneurs today…
  • Jul 15

    Intellectual Property and the Challenge of 3D Printing

    Intellectual Property and the Challenge of 3D Printing
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter 3D printing—also known as stereolithography or additive manufacturing—is a printing technology that uses computer-controlled lasers to…
  • Jul 12

    New Post-Prosecution Pilot to Begin July 11th

    New Post-Prosecution Pilot to Begin July 11th
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee I am pleased to announce the launch of the Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3), which was developed as part of the USPTO’s commitment to…
Rank this Week: 1211

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
  • Jul 25

    USPTO Issues 2 Cents on Section 101 in Light of 2 Life Science Case

    USPTO Issues 2 Cents on Section 101 in Light of 2 Life Science Case
    Elizabeth Isaac On July 14, 2016, the USPTO issued a Memorandum in response to two recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit rulings in subject matter eligibility cases under 35 U.S.C.…
  • Jul 22

    I’m a Limerick-al Gangsta

    I’m a Limerick-al Gangsta
    Laura Robinson Creativity abounds at our office, and especially when we spend a weekend together at the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section yearly meeting…
  • Jul 15

    Fed Cir Finds § 101 Patent Eligible Subject Matter in BASCOM

    Fed Cir Finds § 101 Patent Eligible Subject Matter in BASCOM
    Jeremy McKinney On June 27, 2016, a three judge panel of the Federal Circuit delivered a decision in BASCOM Global Internet v. AT&T Mobility LLC. The court held that while…
Rank this Week: 225

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

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

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

    Tripping: TripAdvisor v Handsam

    Tripping: TripAdvisor v Handsam
    Handsam Ltd. describes itself as "a leading provider of online management systems, consultancy services and advice to both the business and education sectors." Its specialisms include health and safety management, policy writing…
  • Jul 18

    Injunctions against ISPs: The Cartier Appeal

    Injunctions against ISPs: The Cartier Appeal
    Cartier Watch Author Noop1958 Creative Commons Licence Source Wikipedia Cartier International AG and Others v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd and Others [2016] EWCA Civ 658 (6 July 2016)  In  Cartier International AG and Others…
  • Jul 13

    The Trade Secrets Directive

    The Trade Secrets Directive
    The adoption by the Council and European Parliament of Directive (EU) 2016/943 of 8 June 2016 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure (OJ…
Rank this Week: 2420

Written Description

Written Description

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

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

    Rebecca Tushnet: The Inconsistent and Confusing Role of Registration in American Trademark Law

    Rebecca Tushnet: The Inconsistent and Confusing Role of Registration in American Trademark Law
    Patent law scholars argue over how much time and money the Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) should spend on pre-grant review of patent applications. Likewise, they argue over the degree to which patents should be given a "presumption of…
  • Jul 22

    Merges & Mattioli on the Costs and (Enormous) Benefits of Patent Pool

    Merges & Mattioli on the Costs and (Enormous) Benefits of Patent Pool
    Patent pools bundle related patents for a single price, reducing the transaction costs of negotiating patent licenses but creating the threat of anti-competitive harm. So are they a net benefit from a social welfare perspective? Professors…
  • Jul 20

    New GAO Patent Studie

    New GAO Patent Studie
    The Government Accountability Office released two new reports on the PTO today: one on search capabilities and examiner monitoring, one on patent quality and clarity. They also released the underlying data from examiner surveys.I think the…
Rank this Week: 884

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

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

    Do I Have to Pay to Use Pre-Installed Fonts?

    Do I Have to Pay to Use Pre-Installed Fonts?
    Dear Rich: I own a Macbook Pro computer that came with the fonts Avenir and Avenir Next in the system. I have used these fonts extensively for my consulting work to produce reports, many of which are available as PDFs (with font…
  • Jul 14

    Will Fictional PR Consultant Get Sued?

    Will Fictional PR Consultant Get Sued?
    Dear Rich: I would really appreciate your input on a piece of fiction I am writing, involving a public relations employee. In my book, the PR employee divulges information about one of her clients to a newspaper reporter, The reporter then…
  • Jun 25

    Can I Sell Stuff I Found in a Dumpster?

    Can I Sell Stuff I Found in a Dumpster?
    Dear Rich: Can I legally sell products that I found in a dumpster?The general rule is that you can keep and dispose of property once it has been deposited in a trash receptacle from which routine collections are made (and once the person…
Rank this Week: 885