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IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    After patent litigation, is trade mark litigation the next big topic?

    After patent litigation, is trade mark litigation the next big topic?
    Patent: a big,shiny obsessionwith IP litigatorsSo many major conferences, seminars, lectures and other events have recently been organised in the field of patent litigation that one might be tempted to think that it is the only species of IP…
  • Oct 19

    Fill in the form, keep your hair: UPC IT Prototype needs your feedback

    Fill in the form, keep your hair: UPC IT Prototype needs your feedback
    The AmeriKat's Sunday evening screenFor the AmeriKat, Sunday afternoons are all about scrubbing away the week's frustrations, been and to come, around her flat to the westward drum of Led Zeppelin.  Afterwards, if the siren call of her…
  • Oct 19

    Galileo sees stars as ESA logo marches on

    Galileo sees stars as ESA logo marches on
    Galileo back in court.  The original Galileo Galilei was no stranger to dispute, and it seems that one of the many businesses that has borrowed his name has been following in his footsteps -- with nothing much to show for it in the…
Rank this Week: 81

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
  • Oct 19

    Computer Hacking and “property”

    Computer Hacking and “property”
    Downloading data from a computer system is not obtaining property
  • Oct 7

    Parallel import

    Parallel import
    Articles on parallel imports published in (2014) 22(1) CCLJ 1, 21 and 39.
  • Sep 25

    Zima is a registrable trade mark

    Zima is a registrable trade mark
    Gordon J has overturned the Registrar's refusal to register ZIMA as a trade mark for tomatoes and directed its registration
Rank this Week: 3729

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 71

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 73

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
Rank this Week: 3601

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Oct 19

    The High Cost of Making Pharmaceutical

    The High Cost of Making Pharmaceutical
    It is nearly universally accepted (and for a reason) that the process from discovery to market is long and costly. Drugs to not invent themselves and there are significant costs associated with nearly 13 to 14 years awaiting approvals. But…
  • Oct 19

    Announcements: Scholarships, Events & More

    Announcements: Scholarships, Events & More
    I will be attending meetings in Morristown, NJ, on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. One of my sponsors, Innography, will be sponsoring the free happy hour event... John White and I will be in San Francisco teaching the PLI patent bar review course…
  • Oct 18

    The Importance of Keeping an Expansive View of the Invention

    The Importance of Keeping an Expansive View of the Invention
    You want to capture everything you possibly can in a patent application. That means generally describing the invention, it also means specifically describing the invention and all the different versions (called “embodiments” in…
Rank this Week: 607

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/
  • Oct 19

    The High Cost of Making Pharmaceutical

    The High Cost of Making Pharmaceutical
    It is nearly universally accepted (and for a reason) that the process from discovery to market is long and costly. Drugs to not invent themselves and there are significant costs associated with nearly 13 to 14 years awaiting approvals. But…
  • Oct 19

    Announcements: Scholarships, Events & More

    Announcements: Scholarships, Events & More
    I will be attending meetings in Morristown, NJ, on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. One of my sponsors, Innography, will be sponsoring the free happy hour event... John White and I will be in San Francisco teaching the PLI patent bar review course…
  • Oct 18

    The Importance of Keeping an Expansive View of the Invention

    The Importance of Keeping an Expansive View of the Invention
    You want to capture everything you possibly can in a patent application. That means generally describing the invention, it also means specifically describing the invention and all the different versions (called “embodiments” in…
Rank this Week: 1082

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Oct 19

    GSU appeal ruling — the more I read, the better it seem

    GSU appeal ruling — the more I read, the better it seem
    Those of us who heard the oral arguments in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals last November, in which the publishers appeal of the District Court ruling favoring fair use in their copyright infringement lawsuit against Georgia State was…
  • Oct 17

    A reversal for Georgia State

    A reversal for Georgia State
    The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has issued its ruling in the publisher appeal of a district court decision that found most instances of electronic reserve copying at Georgia State to be fair use.  The appellate court ruling is 129…
  • Oct 9

    Jury instructions go missing

    Jury instructions go missing
    Jury instructions are one of those things that few people, not even most lawyers, think about very often.  But if you are involved in a trial, they can be vitally important.  The ways in which juries are instructed on particular…
Rank this Week: 579

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Oct 19

    Winning the lottery type game is your destiny - Sweepstakes Patent Company

    Winning the lottery type game is your destiny - Sweepstakes Patent Company
    Sweepstakes Patent Company, LLC v. Burns et al. and Mosely et al.Southern District of FloridaCase Nos. 0-14-cv-62351 and 0-14-cv-62354 In two new cases, plaintiff Sweepstakes Patent Company (SPC) accuses internet cafe service providers…
  • Oct 17

    Lions, and Tigers, and.... Joustin' Beavers?

    Lions, and Tigers, and.... Joustin' Beavers?
    RC3, Inc. v BieberFlorida Middle District Court, No. 3:2012cv00193Florida based game developer RC3 created a game, Joustin’ Beaver, in which a beaver that jousts must navigate the whirlpool of success, sign otter-graphs, and avoid the…
  • Oct 1

    U.S. Patent No. 7,670,220: Racing games and other games having garage, showroom, and test drive feature

    U.S. Patent No. 7,670,220: Racing games and other games having garage, showroom, and test drive feature
    U.S. Patent No. 7,670,220: Racing games and other games having garage, showroom, and test drive featuresIssued March 2, 2010, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘220 patent describes a racing game where players enter a showroom filled with cars…
Rank this Week: 1408

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
  • Oct 19

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-18

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-18
    Cyberbullying bill inches closer to law despite privacy concerns http://t.co/bZeeTk4r6Z -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-11 http://t.co/nY0aeTGY1x -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for…
  • Oct 18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-17
    Rob Ford's medical records accessed by 2 unauthorized hospital staff members http://t.co/pQCeQQ4o5o -> Canada's Anti-Spam Law CASL Will Derail Small Businesses http://t.co/d6whkoN9Tp -> Google Makes It Easier Than Ever to Search Piracy…
  • Oct 17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-16
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-15: Dropbox passwords posted online http://t.co/nvz68GYr8n -> IS… http://t.co/tfW2kgPl2g -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-15 http://t.co/GgRihnBz3H ->…
Rank this Week: 1265

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: 3343

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Oct 19

    The CopyKat - SiriusXM on the ropes as US judges align

    The CopyKat - SiriusXM on the ropes as US judges align
    GMA News tells us that the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines is strengthening copyright protection and awareness in the country, ahead of the Asean economic integration in the latter part of 2015. IPOPHL director-general Ricardo…
  • Oct 17

    Who needs section 97A? A comment on Cartier v BSkyB

    Who needs section 97A? A comment on Cartier v BSkyB
    It's that man again!  As reported by IPKat, the latest "section 97A" success is out in Cartier, Montblanc and Richemont v BSkyB, BT, TalkTalk, EE and Virgin (Open Rights Group intervening) [2014] EWHC 3354 (Ch), but this time, it…
  • Oct 15

    Arnold J calls for a holistic review of copyright

    Arnold J calls for a holistic review of copyright
    On a very damp Monday night, the great and good of the London copyright scene, from the Bench to the IPO and from the Bar to University Chairs (and some, like this blogger, tipped off to the existence of the event by our sister IPKat blog)…
Rank this Week: 1450

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/
  • Oct 18

    PTAB Holds Software Claims Indefinite

    PTAB Holds Software Claims Indefinite
    With all the attention paid recently to patent-eligibility questions under 35 U.S.C. § 101, patent drafters should take note of a recent decision by the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) holding claims indefinite under…
  • Oct 14

    Patent Claims For Retrieval of Data from Medical Database Held Not Patent-Eligible

    Patent Claims For Retrieval of Data from Medical Database Held Not Patent-Eligible
    Patent claims directed to a medical database did not meet patent-eligibility requirements of 35 U.S.C. § 101. Therefore, the court in Cogent Med., Inc. v. Elsevier Inc., Nos. C-13-4479-RMW; C-13-4483-RMW; C-13-4486-RMW (N.D. Cal. Sept.…
  • Oct 12

    Court Finds Patent Claims Directed to Abstract Idea But Denies Motion to Dismi

    Court Finds Patent Claims Directed to Abstract Idea But Denies Motion to Dismi
    Patent claims directed “to the abstract idea of verifying a transaction” included “a limitation requiring pseudorandom tag generating software that could not be done with pen and paper,” which limitation could…
Rank this Week: 2383

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
  • Oct 18

    Court Rules on University E-Reserves Copyright Case

    Court Rules on University E-Reserves Copyright Case
    Art teachers and professors, pay attention! Academic publishers on Friday notched a win in the ongoing legal debate about digital access to copyrighted works, as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a broad ruling on how to determine…
  • Oct 16

    Louis Menand on Copyright and Why We Can Survive Without “Motown”

    Louis Menand on Copyright and Why We Can Survive Without “Motown”
    The copyright argument is not really a philosophical battle, but rather a battle between interest groups. This, Louis Menand argues, is really what drives us to blog about and argue over piracy, appropriation, court opinions, and anything and…
  • Oct 16

    Iggy Pop on Piracy and Why the Working Class Steal

    Iggy Pop on Piracy and Why the Working Class Steal
    Rock and punk icon Iggy Pop gave a lecture the other night, and this is what he had to say about illegal downloading, “We are exchanging the corporate rip-off for the public one. Aided by power nerds. Kind of computer Putins. They just…
Rank this Week: 297

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Gwen Stefani’s Trademark Victory

    Gwen Stefani’s Trademark Victory
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (hereinafter the “Board”) rendered an interesting decision involving Section 2(a) of the Trademark Act and a famous pop singer’s clothing line. Gwen Stefani, one of the judges on the…
  • Oct 4

    Will A Consent Agreement Overcome A Likelihood of Confusion Refusal?

    Will A Consent Agreement Overcome A Likelihood of Confusion Refusal?
    Consent Agreements will be considered in a likelihood of confusion analysis. These are agreements between the registrant of a trademark and another party, where the registrant agrees to the registration of a similar or identical trademark.…
  • Sep 19

    Courts and TTAB Trending Towards Finding Alcoholic And Non-Alcoholic Beverages Related

    Courts and TTAB Trending Towards Finding Alcoholic And Non-Alcoholic Beverages Related
    A recent court case in the Eastern District of California, E. & J. Gallo Winery v. Grenade Beverage LLC, No. 1:13-cv-00770 (E.D. Cal. Aug. 15, 2014), seems to underscore a trend of court decisions and TTAB findings where alcoholic and…
Rank this Week: 1557

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 2979

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 18

    Compare and Contrast Approaches to the DMCA

    Compare and Contrast Approaches to the DMCA
    Mike Masnick at Techdirt published two stories this past week that give an interesting comparison in approaches to handling DMCA takedown notices. First, Google came out with its "how we fighr piracy" report. As Masnick notes, there's not…
  • Oct 17

    CBS to HBO: Wait for Us!

    CBS to HBO: Wait for Us!
    Well, this is a surprise: broadcast network CBS has announced it too will offer a subscription service. This is good news and bad news. First, it's good that CBS is figuring out the same logic that finally hit HBO: significant (if not all)…
  • Oct 16

    Sometime Next Year, HBO Will Become Netflix

    Sometime Next Year, HBO Will Become Netflix
    For a while now I've subscribed to the argument that Netflix had to become HBO faster than HBO could become Netflix. It's said that a large percentage of people keep their cable subscriptions for two reasons: HBO and ESPN. It seems like…
Rank this Week: 210

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
  • Oct 18

    What Are You Doing For Open Access Week?

    What Are You Doing For Open Access Week?
    This Monday, October 20 marks the first day of Open Access Week, an international event that celebrates the wide-ranging benefits of enabling open access to information and research–as well as the dangerous costs of keeping knowledge…
  • Oct 17

    EFF Response to FBI Director Comey's Speech on Encryption

    EFF Response to FBI Director Comey's Speech on Encryption
    FBI Director James Comey gave a speech yesterday reiterating the FBI's nearly twenty-year-old talking points about why it wants to reduce the security in your devices, rather than help you increase it. Here's EFF's response: The FBI should…
  • Oct 17

    New ODNI Report Doesn’t Address Mass Surveillance, Provides "Flexibility" to Skirt Privacy Commitment

    New ODNI Report Doesn’t Address Mass Surveillance, Provides "Flexibility" to Skirt Privacy Commitment
    Earlier today, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released an optimistically titled report Safeguarding the Personal Information of all People. This is basically a status update from ODNI on how they are doing in…
Rank this Week: 3549

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Oct 17

    MBHB Webinar on PTAB Invalidity Proceeding

    MBHB Webinar on PTAB Invalidity Proceeding
    McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar entitled "PTAB Invalidity Proceedings -- Lessons Learned in the First Two Years" on November 20, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT). MBHB attorneys Alison Baldwin…
  • Oct 16

    Cambridge Assoc., LLC v. Capital Dynamics (PTAB 2014); PNC Bank v. Secure Axcess, LLC (PTAB 2014)

    Cambridge Assoc., LLC v. Capital Dynamics (PTAB 2014); PNC Bank v. Secure Axcess, LLC (PTAB 2014)
    By Michael Borella -- As the fallout of the Supreme Court's Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank decision propagates through the USPTO and lower courts, many patent applications and patents directed to business methods are being rejected or struck down…
  • Oct 15

    Sherry Knowles Addresses Real World Impact of Myriad-Mayo Guidance at BIO Symposium

    Sherry Knowles Addresses Real World Impact of Myriad-Mayo Guidance at BIO Symposium
    By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) IP & Diagnostics Symposium in Alexandria, VA, Sherry Knowles of Knowles IP Strategies addressed the impact of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's…
Rank this Week: 97

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 3611

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Oct 17

    Munich Re Continues to Back Desert Based Solar

    Munich Re Continues to Back Desert Based Solar
    Says this article at PV-Tech. They cite Munich Re renewable energy spokesman Stefan Straub like this: “The concept phase is closed and something new needs to be developed. The three main companies that remain in Dii will continue this…
  • Oct 16

    Desertec Setback

    Desertec Setback
    Most of the participating companies in the “Desertec industrial initiative (Dii)” have decided not to extend their membership over the end of this year. After this decision, Dii is left only with the World’s largest…
  • Oct 7

    10,000 Generation

    10,000 Generation
    The Wikipedia article “Human” says that it’s been 200,000 years since anatomically modern humans developed in Africa. Taking an average of 20 years for one generation, that leaves us with about 10,000 human generations…
Rank this Week: 571

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/
Rank this Week: 4933

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: 295

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Oct 17

    TWiL 279: Blame Kevin

    TWiL 279: Blame Kevin
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Legal answers to cyber-gambling, Silk Road defendant Ross Ulbricht's catch-22, privacy implications with archiving the web and more. Guests: Michael Nelson, Ron Rychlak and Kevin Thompson Photo credit: John Seb…
  • Oct 10

    TWiL 278: Schroedinger's Crypto

    TWiL 278: Schroedinger's Crypto
    Hosts: Denise Howell. This week Denise Howell talks to a panel of experts on Cryptocurrency and how Bitcoin technology help can possibly help save journalism, the arts, and Ebola? Guests: Warren Allen, Peter Van Valkenburgh and Aaron J.…
  • Oct 3

    TWiL 277: Over the Tent and Into the Wallet

    TWiL 277: Over the Tent and Into the Wallet
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Hollywood and drone regulation, the FCC tries to ban "Redskins", can social network Ello overtake Facebook? And more! Guests: Jonathan Askin, Reg Levy and Mary Hodder Photo credit: Mark Dumont Download or…
Rank this Week: 924

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/
  • Oct 17

    Lawsky Comments on Update to NY Bitlicense Regulation

    Lawsky Comments on Update to NY Bitlicense Regulation
    In comments on October 14, 2014, Ben Lawsky commented on changes to the proposed bitlicense regulations. The main points he made were these:Regarding who will be required to obtain a bitlicense, he said the focus will be financial…
  • Aug 7

    FDA Draft Guidance Would Ease Regulatory Burdens for Certain mHealth Application

    FDA Draft Guidance Would Ease Regulatory Burdens for Certain mHealth Application
    On August 1, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance that would exempt from premarket 510(k) review many low-risk medical devices--including certain mobile applications that can convert a cell phone into a medical…
  • Jul 21

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin
    On Friday, Michael Dell, CEO of Austin-based Dell Inc., announced on twitter that Dell.com is now accepting Bitcoin as a direct payment option for consumers and small businesses in the U.S.  Other major companies, such as Overstock…
Rank this Week: 1481

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Oct 17

    Another Prosecution Bar Case, but With a Twist

    Another Prosecution Bar Case, but With a Twist
    As I’ve pointed out elsewhere here, the adoption of the AIA has created various issues for existing prosecution bars: if you are using a pre-AIA form, consider whether it applies to the new post-grant proceedings.  Courts are…
  • Oct 17

    How is Patent Litigation like Baseball?

    How is Patent Litigation like Baseball?
    By Jason Rantanen I’m a moderately-dedicated baseball fan*, so I’ve been listening** to quite a few baseball games over the past few weeks.  And as I’ve been listening to the games, it’s struck me that in many…
  • Oct 16

    Director Michelle Lee

    Director Michelle Lee
    The White House has announced President Obama’s plans to nominate Michelle Lee for the position of Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.…
Rank this Week: 211

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

Features news and commentary on intellectual property law. By McKee, Voorhees & Sease.

http://www.filewrapper.com/
Rank this Week: 4614

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Doctor in the mouse. What if you could input a list of your current symptoms to Google, and quickly be connected with a doctor for a brief consultation? For a limited trial period, Google seems to have set up such a system for people who are…
  • Oct 17

    Copyright: Europe Explores Its Boundaries – New UK Infringement Exceptions – The Ones That Came Back Again

    Copyright: Europe Explores Its Boundaries – New UK Infringement Exceptions – The Ones That Came Back Again
    Introduction In June of this year, we sent out an alert about the anticipated new UK copyright infringement exceptions. These exceptions were to be introduced based on the recommendations of the Hargreaves Review. Surprisingly, some of the…
  • Oct 16

    New York Family Court Magistrate Allows Unprecedented Service of Process via Facebook; Will Others Follow?

    New York Family Court Magistrate Allows Unprecedented Service of Process via Facebook; Will Others Follow?
    In a little-noticed decision, Matter of Noel v. Maria, Support Magistrate Gregory L. Gliedman—a Staten Island, New York family court official—recently permitted a father seeking to modify his child support payments to serve…
Rank this Week: 1416

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Amy, Whatcha Wanna Do (About this TM)?

    Amy, Whatcha Wanna Do (About this TM)?
    As we start to think about welcoming in the weekend, why don’t we all hum this Pure Prairie League tune, while viewing this image and reading this very brief blog post: As this image (that I snapped this morning) shows, the skyway in…
  • Oct 16

    Converse: Stomping Out Counterfeits through Int’l Trade Commission Proceeding

    Converse: Stomping Out Counterfeits through Int’l Trade Commission Proceeding
    Earlier this week, Converse launched an all-out offensive to combat what it considers counterfeit and knock-off versions of its Chuck Taylor All-Star line of sneakers. Reports peg the number as at least 22 separate lawsuits against more than…
  • Oct 15

    Targeting an Old Liquor Store

    Targeting an Old Liquor Store
    When I moved from Minnesota to Wisconsin to go to college, among the local customs that I had to get acclimated to were the revulsion against the word “pop” for carbonated beverages named “soda;” hearing classmates say…
Rank this Week: 165

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 434

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/
  • Oct 17

    Zombies Have IP Too

    Zombies Have IP Too
    Zombies have become part of our lives.  We are fascinated with vampires, but we are obsessed with zombies. Our obsession is best evidenced by the tremendous success of AMC’s television series “The Walking Dead,” about…
  • Oct 10

    Clearing Marks In the Beverage Space Has Become Increasingly Complex

    Clearing Marks In the Beverage Space Has Become Increasingly Complex
    In this author’s opinion, I believe that most consumers see wine, beer and mineral water as unrelated products and would not believe that beer, wine or mineral water that share similar trademark elements (e.g., similar words or similar…
  • Oct 3

    New Jersey Woman Refuses to “Let It Go.”

    New Jersey Woman Refuses to “Let It Go.”
    You don’t have to be a Disney enthusiast like myself to be familiar with its latest blockbuster franchise, Frozen.  To date, the film has grossed over 1.2 billion dollars in worldwide box office revenue, making it the…
Rank this Week: 419

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    The Title of an App Can Be Protected as a Work Title under German Trademark Law – If it Is Not Merely Descriptive

    The Title of an App Can Be Protected as a Work Title under German Trademark Law – If it Is Not Merely Descriptive
    The Higher Regional Court of Cologne (OLG Köln) held in its decision (court ref. 6 U 205/13) dated September 5, 2014 that the title of a mobile app can enjoy protection against similar titles for similar services. However, the claimant…
  • Oct 14

    Copyright Law: The Author’s Right to be Named

    Copyright Law: The Author’s Right to be Named
    According to the district court of Kassel’s decision of June 6th, 2014 (file number: 410 C 3000/13) authors of copyrighted works can exercise their right to decide if and how they want to be named as author of their works ……
  • Oct 10

    (More) certainty ahead: liability of commercial operators of open WLAN network

    (More) certainty ahead: liability of commercial operators of open WLAN network
    Commercial WLAN operators will soon be certain about when and in how far they are liable for violations of third party rights by their users. The District Court in Munich (7 O 14719/12) has stayed the proceedings in a pending ……
Rank this Week: 2503

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/
  • Oct 17

    Recent Tweeted Decision

    Recent Tweeted Decision
    Smith v. MIKKI MORE A sordid tale of independent contractor and copyright http://t.co/4ceIJLanRw — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) October 17, 2014 WISH ATLANTA v. CONTEXTLOGIC 1% of sales and some suppliers in Georgia sufficient for…
  • Oct 8

    MYRA v Barack Obama (well, US Treasury, really)

    MYRA v Barack Obama (well, US Treasury, really)
    Plaintiff uses MYRA to promote retirement accounts. Barack Obama promoted the myRA retirement account in his State of the Union address. Plaintiff sues US Treasury for trademark infringement. In two minutes of Googling I found that there is a…
  • Oct 6

    Call for Papers: INTA trademark scholarship symposium

    Call for Papers: INTA trademark scholarship symposium
    The International Trademark Association (“INTA”) is pleased to host the Sixth Annual Trademark Scholarship Symposium during the 137th INTA Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. The Symposium will take place on Monday, May 4,…
Rank this Week: 431

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Oct 17

    How to Find & Hire an Intellectual Property Attorney

    How to Find & Hire an Intellectual Property Attorney
    Each year the National Association of Broadcasters selects a small group of people to take part in their year-long Broadcast Leadership Training program. Participants travel to Washington D.C. one weekend a month for a year to learn the ins…
  • Oct 10

    Copyright Ideas Keep on Turning

    Copyright Ideas Keep on Turning
    The House of Saucier loves Saturday Night Live! We wait in anticipation about who is going to be the hosts, musical guests and the announcement of the new cast members each season. Even when the sketches are bad and miss the mark, they…
  • Oct 3

    Grooveshark Lost The Groove

    Grooveshark Lost The Groove
    Earlier this week, music service Grooveshark lost the groove.  And, by lost the groove – I mean found itself in the sixth circle of hell I like to call Copyright Infringement Land.  A federal judge in New York ruled…
Rank this Week: 3124

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    Overreaching Request for Discovery Sanctions Warrants Reduction of Fee Award

    Overreaching Request for Discovery Sanctions Warrants Reduction of Fee Award
    The court denied in part defendant's motion for discovery sanctions and further reduced the award by another one-third for defendant's overreaching. "The Court agrees with Plaintiff that the amount of fees that [defendant] requests in its…
  • Oct 16

    More Speculative Damages Expert Testimony Permitted In Light of Limited Underlying Evidence

    More Speculative Damages Expert Testimony Permitted In Light of Limited Underlying Evidence
    The court denied both parties' motions to exclude testimony from their damages experts. "[T]he Court acknowledges that [plaintiff's damages expert's] testimony contains a greater degree of speculation than might ordinarily be required to pass…
  • Oct 15

    Plaintiff’s NPE Status No Basis for Staying Injunction Beyond Sunset Period

    Plaintiff’s NPE Status No Basis for Staying Injunction Beyond Sunset Period
    The court denied defendant's motion to stay an injunction past the sunset period because defendant did not establish a likelihood of success on appeal, irreparable injury, an injury to a third party, or harm to the public interest.…
Rank this Week: 485

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/
  • Oct 17

    Trademark Week in Review: October 17, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: October 17, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Mari-Elise looked at Bottega Veneta and the protection of its knots. Bill warned you and you didn’t listen and look what happened; both stores called…
  • Oct 16

    Back To Basics: Trademark Use In Commerce

    Back To Basics: Trademark Use In Commerce
    While we usually report on “sexy” trademark topics on the Trademarkology blog (e.g., Deadmau5′s catfight with Ferrari, Prince’s breakup with his record label, Thomas Pink’s panty raid on Victoria’s…
  • Oct 15

    Converse the World: The Battle for the Chuck Taylor All Star

    Converse the World: The Battle for the Chuck Taylor All Star
    People love shoes. Clearly, your friendly bloggers at Trademarkology love shoes. We have written about Reebok, Adidas, Nike, and many other companies known for their shoes. So, it’s only fitting ;) that we finally have a reason to write…
Rank this Week: 1545

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Oct 17

    New Lawsuit Alleges Minor League Salaries Fail to Meet Minimum Wage

    New Lawsuit Alleges Minor League Salaries Fail to Meet Minimum Wage
    In the latest chapter of what has been a landmark year in sports law, several current and former minor league baseball players have filed a class action and collective action lawsuit against Major League Baseball (“MLB”) and all…
  • Oct 14

    FI&C Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

    FI&C Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
    Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. is pleased to announce that Charles Faruki, Jeff Ireland and Ron Raether were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  See Press Release.
  • Oct 9

    Did Bill Simmons Defame Roger Goodell? Let’s Hope That Roger Goodell Thinks So.

    Did Bill Simmons Defame Roger Goodell? Let’s Hope That Roger Goodell Thinks So.
    Recently, long-time ESPN columnist and TV personality Bill Simmons, speaking of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, said that “[Goodell] is lying. I think that dude is lying. If you put him up on a lie detector test, that guy would…
Rank this Week: 2267

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Oct 17

    New Lawsuit Alleges Minor League Salaries Fail to Meet Minimum Wage

    New Lawsuit Alleges Minor League Salaries Fail to Meet Minimum Wage
    In the latest chapter of what has been a landmark year in sports law, several current and former minor league baseball players have filed a class action and collective action lawsuit against Major League Baseball (“MLB”) and all…
  • Oct 14

    FI&C Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

    FI&C Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
    Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. is pleased to announce that Charles Faruki, Jeff Ireland and Ron Raether were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  See Press Release.
  • Oct 9

    Did Bill Simmons Defame Roger Goodell? Let’s Hope That Roger Goodell Thinks So.

    Did Bill Simmons Defame Roger Goodell? Let’s Hope That Roger Goodell Thinks So.
    Recently, long-time ESPN columnist and TV personality Bill Simmons, speaking of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, said that “[Goodell] is lying. I think that dude is lying. If you put him up on a lie detector test, that guy would…
Rank this Week: 3325

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Oct 17

    TPAC Meeting Summary – October 2014

    TPAC Meeting Summary – October 2014
    The Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) met at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA yesterday on Thursday, October 16, 2014.  The handouts from the meeting are at the bottom of the post. Below is a summary of the key…
  • Oct 15

    Love it or leave it: MLS’ Columbus Crew’s new logo

    Love it or leave it: MLS’ Columbus Crew’s new logo
    The Columbus Crew unveiled a new logo this month. It appears to have no reference to “Crew” or to soccer. As a result, I do not like it at all. There was nothing wrong the with their old logo. The “Crew” name is quite…
  • Oct 14

    Trademark Guide to the MLB Playoff

    Trademark Guide to the MLB Playoff
    There are four teams left in the MLB playoffs battling to reach the World Series.  Here is a quick trademark guide: [click marks for USPTO records]   Kansas City Royals (named after George Brett’s batting average from the 1980…
Rank this Week: 1281

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Oct 17

    Bumpin' Bus Stop Sampling Swerves Around Copyright Infringement

    Bumpin' Bus Stop Sampling Swerves Around Copyright Infringement
    David Pryor wrote the musical composition “Bumpin’ Bus Stop” in 1974.  His band, The Play Boys, recorded the song at Gold Future Recording Studio.  Pryor distributed copies of “Bumpin’ Bus Stop”…
  • Oct 10

    No Record But Still the Same Old Tune

    No Record But Still the Same Old Tune
    The district court eloquently described the case’s status and defendants’ post-trial motion following a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiffs.  My favorite sentence in this passage is “Ultimately, the goal is to make…
  • Sep 26

    Sports Tape Competitor Can't Make Invalid Copyright Claim Stick

    Sports Tape Competitor Can't Make Invalid Copyright Claim Stick
    Lumos designed, developed and distributes KT Tape, its brand of kinesiology tape.  Lumos created and published a general instructional video describing the use of its tape in 2009.  Lumos published its collection of short…
Rank this Week: 2092

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: 700

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Oct 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/17/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/17/14
    A Slippery Slope: the Facilitation of Fair Use as Fair Use — “Even with the limited nature of the decision, it continues a worrisome trend – permitting a for-profit entity to commit direct copyright infringement because of…
  • Oct 3

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/03/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/03/14
    Profit, Not Ideology, Motivates Cyberlockers that Facilitate Copyright Infringement — “A vigorous debate has developed in recent years over numerous aspects of copyright protection. There can be little doubt, however, that…
  • Oct 1

    Grooveshark is done

    Grooveshark is done
    On Monday, a federal district court held that Escape Media, which operates streaming music service Grooveshark, was liable for copyright infringement, “creating a business model that was based upon the unlicensed sharing of copyright…
Rank this Week: 2375

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 575

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    TTAB Finds ARCATA Not Primarily Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive of Wine

    TTAB Finds ARCATA Not Primarily Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive of Wine
    The Board reversed a Section 2(e)(3) refusal of ARCATA for wine, finding the mark not primarily geographically deceptively midescriptive of the goods. The evidence established that Arcata is a city in California that is neither obscure nor…
  • Oct 16

    LA BOMBA and LA BAMBA Confusable for Cigars, Says TTAB

    LA BOMBA and LA BAMBA Confusable for Cigars, Says TTAB
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark LA BOMBA, finding it likely to cause confusion with the registered mark LA BAMBA (Stylized), both for cigars. The Board took judicial notice of certain information from the Encyclopedia…
  • Oct 15

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Is KETOSIS ESSENTIALS Merely Descriptive of Nutritional Supplements?

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Is KETOSIS ESSENTIALS Merely Descriptive of Nutritional Supplements?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark KETOSIS ESSENTIALS, deeming it merely descriptive of nutritional supplements [KETOSIS disclaimed], under Section 2(e)(1). The examining attorney asserted that the constituent words describe the…
Rank this Week: 289

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/
  • Oct 17

    On the Rise of Lawyers in Lobbying in India

    On the Rise of Lawyers in Lobbying in India
    Bhargavi Zageri, Notes from the Field: How India's Corporate Law Firms are Influencing Her Legal, Policy and Regulatory Frameworks, HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No.2014-19, 2014, available at SSRN.Nick…
  • Oct 15

    Citizenship by Descent

    Citizenship by Descent
    Kristin A. Collins, Illegitimate Borders: Jus Sanguinis Citizenship and the Legal Construction of Family, Race, and Nation, 123 Yale L.J. 2134 (2014).Allison TirresThere are three paths to citizenship in the United States: birth,…
  • Oct 14

    The Depreciation of Precedent

    The Depreciation of Precedent
    Ryan C. Black & James F. Spriggs II, The Citation and Depreciation of U.S. Supreme Court Precedent, 10 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 325 (2013).Lee EpsteinLandes & Posner’s 1976 article Legal Precedent: A Theoretical and Empirical…
Rank this Week: 334