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Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 31

    Ralph Lauren Gets Hit with Patent Infringement Claims Over Handbag

    Ralph Lauren Gets Hit with Patent Infringement Claims Over Handbag
    IPNews® - An inventor of technology for equipping handbags with lights and USB ports has sued legendary fashion house Ralph Lauren. The inventor claims that one of Ralph Lauren’s top selling handbags violates his patent…
  • Aug 21

    Apple Suffers Patent Invalidation in Samsung Case

    Apple Suffers Patent Invalidation in Samsung Case
    IPNews® - Apple took a hit in its continuing back and forth with nemesis Samsung, as the USPTO issued a finding that calls into question the validity of one of Apple’s iPhone patents. USPTO records show that one of Apple’s…
  • Aug 14

    Pop Group LMFAO Not Laughing About New Beer Trademark Dispute

    Pop Group LMFAO Not Laughing About New Beer Trademark Dispute
    IPNews® - A dispute has arisen between the popular music group LMFAO and a Michigan craft brewery, over the name of one of the brewery’s beers, the LMFAO Stout. Despite the founders of the brewery contending that they had no intent…
Rank this Week: 1492

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Aug 31

    Upcoming Webinar: So You Want an Injunction in a Non-Compete or Trade Secret Case?

    Upcoming Webinar: So You Want an Injunction in a Non-Compete or Trade Secret Case?
    On Thursday, September 24 at 12:00 p.m. Central, Seyfarth attorneys Eric Barton, Justin K. Beyer and Robert C. Stevens will present the seventh installment in its series of 2015 Trade Secret Webinars. Presenters will focus on the issues…
  • Aug 26

    Latest Update on Federal Trade Secrets Legislation

    Latest Update on Federal Trade Secrets Legislation
    With increased activity regarding proposed federal trade secrets legislation expected next month and for the remainder of the fall Congressional session, Seyfarth Shaw’s dedicated Trade Secrets/Non-Compete group has created a resource…
  • Aug 25

    Inside Views: The Intersection Of Trade Secret Law And Social Media Privacy Legislation

    Inside Views: The Intersection Of Trade Secret Law And Social Media Privacy Legislation
    Eric Barton authored the following article on August 20, 2015 in Intellectual Property Watch summarizing several recent cases addressing trade secret claims involving social media issues, as well as providing some suggested takeaways for…
Rank this Week: 247

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Aug 31

    Newly Released EEOC Directive To Assist Federal Employees Alleging Discrimination When Potential Conflict of Interest Exist

    Newly Released EEOC Directive To Assist Federal Employees Alleging Discrimination When Potential Conflict of Interest Exist
    As you may know from past posts, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces five federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination against applicants for federal employment, current federal employees, or former…
  • Aug 17

    Derivative Actions Carry Heightened Pleading Standard

    Derivative Actions Carry Heightened Pleading Standard
    Derivative actions are a mainstay of modern business litigation. They allow a shareholder of a corporation to enforce a right the corporation has but is wrongfully refusing to enforce. Normally, corporate management would be responsible for…
  • Jul 16

    The Fifth Unstated Element of Tortious Interference Claim

    The Fifth Unstated Element of Tortious Interference Claim
    Most Virginia litigators will tell you that there are four elements to a claim of tortious interference with contractual relations in Virginia: (1) the existence of a valid contractual relationship or business expectancy; (2) knowledge of the…
Rank this Week: 1368

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 398

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
  • Aug 31

    Amarin, FDA talking settlement

    Amarin, FDA talking settlement
    In a letter dated August 28, an attorney representing Amarin Pharma, Inc. advised the judge overseeing Amarin’s case against FDA, that “The parties have agreed to explore the possibility of settlement of this matter.”…
  • Aug 26

    Jim Beam(ing) over dismissal of class action

    Jim Beam(ing) over dismissal of class action
    On August 21, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California dismissed a putative class action lawsuit alleging that Beam Suntory falsely advertises its Jim Beam bourbon as “handmade.” Order of Dismissal, Scott…
  • Aug 25

    FTC releases unfair methods competition policy

    FTC releases unfair methods competition policy
    On August 13, the Federal Trade Commission issued a Policy Statement outlining – for the first time ever – its approach to policing “unfair methods of competition” under Section 5 of the FTC Act.  While the…
Rank this Week: 827

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
  • Aug 31

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS
    Earlier this month, a Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s order that Michigan State disclose the names of suspects redacted from university police incident reports.   ESPN, Inc. v. Michigan State University, No.…
  • Aug 28

    Scot Ganow Discusses the Ashley Madison Breach on 700 WLW

    Scot Ganow Discusses the Ashley Madison Breach on 700 WLW
    I have always written and spoken about the individual value for privacy and when it is violated, how that violation can be very personal and akin to trauma. The recent breach at Ashley Madison and the potential harm it may unleash on the…
  • Aug 27

    Is Footage of City Council Meetings Protected by Copyright Laws?

    Is Footage of City Council Meetings Protected by Copyright Laws?
    Not according to one federal judge in California. In City of Inglewood v. Joseph Teixeira, et. al., No. 2:15-cv-01815 (C.D. Ca. Aug. 20, 2015), United Stated District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald found that California state law bars the city…
Rank this Week: 1538

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/
  • Aug 31

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS
    Earlier this month, a Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s order that Michigan State disclose the names of suspects redacted from university police incident reports.   ESPN, Inc. v. Michigan State University, No.…
  • Aug 28

    Scot Ganow Discusses the Ashley Madison Breach on 700 WLW

    Scot Ganow Discusses the Ashley Madison Breach on 700 WLW
    I have always written and spoken about the individual value for privacy and when it is violated, how that violation can be very personal and akin to trauma. The recent breach at Ashley Madison and the potential harm it may unleash on the…
  • Aug 27

    Is Footage of City Council Meetings Protected by Copyright Laws?

    Is Footage of City Council Meetings Protected by Copyright Laws?
    Not according to one federal judge in California. In City of Inglewood v. Joseph Teixeira, et. al., No. 2:15-cv-01815 (C.D. Ca. Aug. 20, 2015), United Stated District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald found that California state law bars the city…
Rank this Week: 1301

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3880

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/
  • Aug 31

    Twitter and the (Alleged) $10 Million Tweet

    Twitter and the (Alleged) $10 Million Tweet
    There are also questions as to causation presented here that the parties will likely wrestle with. For example, was it the timing of the actual release of the financial results that really caused the drop in Twitter’s stock and Pope…
  • Aug 24

    Game of Drones: UAV Entertainment and the FAA

    Game of Drones: UAV Entertainment and the FAA
    With unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) (also called drones) anticipated to become a multi-billion dollar industry in a few years, many are betting that drone gaming will explode as the next big thing in competitive entertainment. It is not hard…
  • Aug 19

    Twitter, the DMCA and Copyright in the Age of Sharing

    Twitter, the DMCA and Copyright in the Age of Sharing
    As social media platforms continue to find new ways to allow users to share, post, and forward nonoriginal content and users become more engaged in the practice, the platforms hosting the content and disgruntled original content owners are…
Rank this Week: 3337

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: 153

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/
  • Aug 31

    Recent FCC Order Helps Shopkick Defeat TCPA Claim

    Recent FCC Order Helps Shopkick Defeat TCPA Claim
    This is a TCPA lawsuit against Shopkick, a rewards-based app that lets shoppers accumulate and use in-store rewards. Plaintiff brought a putative class action, alleging that Shopkick caused invites to be sent to users’ contacts.…
  • Aug 28

    Gmail Terms of Service Apply to reCAPTCHA During Account Formation–Rojas-Lozano v. Google

    Gmail Terms of Service Apply to reCAPTCHA During Account Formation–Rojas-Lozano v. Google
    This lawsuit against Google alleges that Google unfairly benefits from deploying a CAPTCHA process when users sign up for free gmail accounts. Specifically, the complaint alleged that Google unnecessarily included a second image in the…
  • Aug 27

    Jawbone Plaintiff Can Invoke California Choice of Law Provision in Service Agreement

    Jawbone Plaintiff Can Invoke California Choice of Law Provision in Service Agreement
    This is a lawsuit against Jawbone, a fitness tracker app, alleging that Jawbone’s battery life was significantly shorter than promised, and that it failed to accurately track and measure movement, calorie expenditure, and sleep:…
Rank this Week: 413

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Letter from Japan 3: Copyright and industrial design: trapped in the Tripp Trapp ...

    Letter from Japan 3: Copyright and industrial design: trapped in the Tripp Trapp ...
    Here's the third in the series of occasional guest posts from Japan from one-time guest Kat and Class 46 trade mark blogger Laetitia Lagarde.  Laetitia's first post, on product placement, can be read here. and…
  • Aug 31

    Monday miscellany

    Monday miscellany
    Posting of comments: a new Kat policy. In order to make it easier to follow the discussions and threads of debate which appear in the readers' comments section beneath each blogpost, the IPKat has initiated a new policy -- comment-posters are…
  • Aug 31

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...
    As the doughty folk of the United Kingdom struggle to get through yet another public holiday, this Kat has every sympathy with all IP enthusiasts in their battle to keep up with the latest news and views from the IP blogosphere. That's why…
Rank this Week: 123

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
  • Aug 31

    Calling All Cosplayers: Project Secret Identity Returns to Dragon Con

    Calling All Cosplayers: Project Secret Identity Returns to Dragon Con
    Project Secret Identity is back.  EFF is returning to Dragon Con, the science fiction and fantasy convention in Atlanta, Georgia, for a Labor Day weekend of cosplay activism. This year’s privacy campaign will be even more…
  • Aug 28

    Appeals Court Falls for Government’s Shell Game in NSA Spying Case

    Appeals Court Falls for Government’s Shell Game in NSA Spying Case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s opinion today in Klayman v. Obama is highly disappointing and, worse, based on a mistaken concern about the underlying facts. The court said that since the plaintiffs' phone…
  • Aug 28

    Russia's Wikipedia Ban Buckles Under HTTPS Encryption

    Russia's Wikipedia Ban Buckles Under HTTPS Encryption
    Dueling forces of encryption and government censorship came to a head in Russia this week in the form of an order to block Wikipedia. One Wikipedia article in particular (about charas hashish) was deemed to run afoul of the country's…
Rank this Week: 983

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/
  • Aug 31

    The UK Orders Google to Remove Links to “Right to be Forgotten” Storie

    The UK Orders Google to Remove Links to “Right to be Forgotten” Storie
     By Juliya Ziskina The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered Google to remove search results linking to news stories about the removal of information under the 2014 “right to be…
  • Aug 24

    China Poised to Tighten Grip on Cybersecurity with New Law

    China Poised to Tighten Grip on Cybersecurity with New Law
    By Andrew H. Fuller As Cybersecurity becomes a prominent global issue for nation states, governments consider options to curb their nation’s digital vulnerability. On July 6th, China, an undisputed major player on the global digital…
  • Aug 17

    “Don’t Copy My Style!” Exxon’s Trademark “Style” Infringement Claim Against Fox

    “Don’t Copy My Style!” Exxon’s Trademark “Style” Infringement Claim Against Fox
    By Chike Eze Consumers associate a trademark with a familiar experience associated with a specific source. For example, consumers associate the “golden arches” symbol with McDonald’s cheeseburgers and fries. To protect such…
Rank this Week: 278

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Dow loses "supplemental damages" claim against NOVA because of the change in law brought by Nautilus case

    Dow loses "supplemental damages" claim against NOVA because of the change in law brought by Nautilus case
    The case --THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY v. NOVA CHEMICALSCORPORATION -- illustrates what can happen when there is anintervening change in law. In law school, one learns ofthe Schooner Peggy case in which the Chief Justice wrote that appellate…
  • Aug 31

    The debate about the proposed IPR carve-out for pharma patent

    The debate about the proposed IPR carve-out for pharma patent
    Chris Versace (with a position at New Jersey City University (NJCU)) criticizes pharma industry proposals on IPRs, without mentioning the forays of Kyle Bass: According to a Politico report, “The drug industry is circulating a sign-on…
  • Aug 31

    Forbes on 1799 patent

    Forbes on 1799 patent
    In a story about Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, a firm founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Forbes alludes to a 1799 patent: The earliest example of a patent for a pneumatic transport system reaches all the way back to 1799. A patent for…
Rank this Week: 72

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1479

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 165

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Aug 31

    Facebook Admits it Might Have a Video Piracy Problem

    Facebook Admits it Might Have a Video Piracy Problem
    Two months ago, advertising agency Ogilvy did a study of videos posted on peoples' Facebook pages and concluded that "73% of the most popular videos on Facebook had been ripped from other websites." There's a whole side issue here I don't…
  • Aug 23

    A Natural Superfood, and Intellectual Property

    A Natural Superfood, and Intellectual Property
    In the United States we are used to an IP regime where the state grants the IP rights (usually limited monopolies) but does not itself own IP. That's not universally true, though. Many other countries rest control of local IP with the…
  • Aug 21

    WoWftVoE

    WoWftVoE
    Brian Eno has a few pithy words to say about the dangers of being too driven by your fans. As we drive farther into patronage models of supporting artists I think his warning will become more relevant.
Rank this Week: 439

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

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

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 1274

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Aug 31

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration
    After riding down an escalator into a room full of people waving banners with name, Donald Trump announced his campaign for Presidency by taking the stage to “Rockin’ in the Free World.”  Welcome to…
  • May 27

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock
    Your stocks are regulated, your mortgage is regulated, but your art isn’t.  Even though art is a growing investment class, the high-end art world faces little regulation or scrutiny although allegations of fraud and tax evasion…
  • May 14

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry
    In a widely publicized case, the Estate of Marvin Gaye recently won its lawsuit against Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I. for copyright infringement, alleging that their hit song “Blurred Lines” infringes upon Gaye’s…
Rank this Week: 359

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/
  • Aug 31

    Wants to Create a Book Using Onstage Banter

    Wants to Create a Book Using Onstage Banter
    Dear Rich: We are working on a book that provides a compilation of stage banter quotes from rock concerts -- onstage quotes of famous singers and songwriters. We do not make commentary about the quotes, but some will certainly come across as…
  • Aug 24

    Wants to Copy Website's Terms of Service

    Wants to Copy Website's Terms of Service
    Dear Rich: I run a a health and fitness blog. It has come to my attention that a medical disclaimer should be included on my website. These disclaimer appear lengthy and go into a great degree of legal jargon. I would not like to craft my…
  • Aug 17

    How Long to File Sampling Infringement Lawsuit?

    How Long to File Sampling Infringement Lawsuit?
    Dear Rich: I manage a band that made several songs, one in particular that has been sampled 153 times by various artists from 1888 to 2013. Except for half a dozen artists who made deals and paid (and this was negotiated and hidden from the…
Rank this Week: 875

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 156

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: 746

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Aug 31

    Back to school – Keyword advertising 101

    Back to school – Keyword advertising 101
    In the 21st century, when advertising is frequently conducted via the Internet, the use of keyword advertising has become an increasingly contentious point of trade-mark law. In short, keyword advertising is a form of online advertising in…
  • Jul 1

    Playing Nice: CIPO to accept applications with Nice Classifications this fall

    Playing Nice: CIPO to accept applications with Nice Classifications this fall
    In a milestone step towards harmonization of Canada’s trade-mark regime with most other developed countries, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced yesterday that starting this fall, it will accept trade-mark…
  • Jun 25

    C’est vrai: Québec government to continue seeking use of French on store signage

    C’est vrai: Québec government to continue seeking use of French on store signage
    The Canadian media, including the CBC, is reporting that the Québec government intends to continue its fight to require the use of French on signage where trade-marks and business names are otherwise displayed in English. This is the…
Rank this Week: 1093

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
  • Aug 31

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-30
    Ashley Madison's members by the numbers – Technology & Science http://t.co/RNNSWJg9WM -> Air Canada blames computer glitch for bargain clawback – British Columbia http://t.co/CYTZi6gULi -> Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation…
  • Aug 30

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-08-29

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-08-29
    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-08-22 http://t.co/hkfW47Zzbj -> Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-08-22: Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-15 htt… http://t.co/ENMChVQIao -> NC Man Admits To Music…
  • Aug 28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-27
    How new global tax rules could erode your financial privacy http://t.co/5GjybuGOI2 -> So you just want politicians to leave you alone? Good luck with that. https://t.co/9H12qkTpFo -> Copyright preemption notwithstanding no copyright…
Rank this Week: 521

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 3008

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/
  • Aug 31

    Boston Dynamics develops walking robotic tech with stunning speed and stability

    Boston Dynamics develops walking robotic tech with stunning speed and stability
    The patent portfolio of Boston Dynamics is small but it does cover some very intriguing innovations in the field. The company holds six patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, two of which protect jumping technologies that may…
  • Aug 30

    Federal Circuit Should Reconsider Ariosa v. Sequenom: The Panel Decision Threatens Modern Innovation

    Federal Circuit Should Reconsider Ariosa v. Sequenom: The Panel Decision Threatens Modern Innovation
    As the amici correctly argue, the panel’s decision striking down Sequenom’s noninvasive prenatal test strikes at the very heart of the patent system. Revolutionary diagnostic testing methods that cost tens of millions of dollars…
  • Aug 30

    Autonomous Vehicle Technologies Abroad: Toyota, Honda and Hyundai

    Autonomous Vehicle Technologies Abroad: Toyota, Honda and Hyundai
    We identified a total of 54 patented autonomous vehicle technologies in the holdings of the Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM), the largest foreign competitor among major auto manufacturers. These patents reflect practical systems helping…
Rank this Week: 1149

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    TTAB Posts September 2015 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts September 2015 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled eight (8) oral hearings for the month of September, as listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. The hearing schedule and…
  • Aug 28

    Yet Another TTAB Test: Must "CLUB" Be Disclaimed for Vehicle Reservation Services?

    Yet Another TTAB Test: Must "CLUB" Be Disclaimed for Vehicle Reservation Services?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark EMERALD CLUB for "reservation services for the rental and leasing of vehicles" (in class 39) because the applicant failed to comply with the requirement under Section 6(a) that it disclaim the word…
  • Aug 27

    Another TTAB Test: Is PURPLE HAZE for Guitar Pickups Confusable With HAZE for Amplifiers?

    Another TTAB Test: Is PURPLE HAZE for Guitar Pickups Confusable With HAZE for Amplifiers?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark PURPLE HAZE for "electronic sound pickup for guitars and basses," finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark HAZE for "sound amplifiers." Applicant argued that consumers may…
Rank this Week: 262

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 31

    Guest Post by Profs. Lefstin & Menell on Sequenom v. Ariosa

    Guest Post by Profs. Lefstin & Menell on Sequenom v. Ariosa
    In a parallel post, Dennis summarized the numerous amicus briefs filed in support of Sequenom’s petition for rehearing en banc.  Below, professors Jeffrey Lefstin (Hastings) and Peter Menell (Berkeley) discuss the core issues…
  • Aug 30

    In Brief: Amici Provide Reasons to Reconsider Ariosa v. Sequenom

    In Brief: Amici Provide Reasons to Reconsider Ariosa v. Sequenom
    [This post includes links to the 12 amicus briefs supporting Sequenom’s petition for en banc rehearing in this Subject Matter Eligibility Case.] by Dennis Crouch Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc v. Sequenom, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) (en banc…
  • Aug 28

    Citing References – An Alternative Look

    Citing References – An Alternative Look
    A lot has been said for the increased number of references being submitted to patent examiners.  It is true that the average number of references submitted per application continues to skyrocket and for patents issued in…
Rank this Week: 139

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    It’s DangeRuss, So DangeRu

    It’s DangeRuss, So DangeRu
    Russell Wilson (whose twitter handle is @DangeRussWilson) recently courted controversy with some comments made in an August 26 Rolling Stone article: Another venture is slightly less altruistic. Wilson is an investor in Reliant Recovery…
  • Aug 28

    International Trademark Registration

    International Trademark Registration
    A little known fact is that U.S.-based applicants can file a Madrid application that relies on either a registration on the Principal or Supplemental register.  A Madrid application significantly lowers the costs of foreign trademark…
  • Aug 27

    No MN State Fair Photos, Pretty Please?

    No MN State Fair Photos, Pretty Please?
    Well, it is opening day at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair, it was a great day, perfect weather, thank you very much! Happy to see that Lulu’s Public House is going strong, she appears to have some new food items this year, and they look…
Rank this Week: 109

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill published for comment in RSA

    Draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill published for comment in RSA
    The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development invites the public to comment on the draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill. A discussion document on the bill is contained here.According to The Department of Justice and…
  • Aug 23

    Draft Copyright Amendment Bill the subject of today's #SandtonDiscussion

    Draft Copyright Amendment Bill the subject of today's #SandtonDiscussion
    This morning's #SandtonDiscussion hosted by Adams & Adams takes a look at the progress of commentary on the Draft Copyright Amendment Bill first alerted to readers by Jeremy Speres (Spoor & Fisher) here at the end of July. There…
  • Aug 20

    10 things you need to know about protecting street art

    10 things you need to know about protecting street art
    Iman RappettiWho owns street art and graffiti or put more clearly who owns the intellectual property rights in street art? The vibrant Iman Rappetti covered a story recently involving a complaint by local street artist and actor…
Rank this Week: 3619

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 30

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. et al. v. Merck & Co., Inc. et al. 1:15-cv-00572; filed July 7, 2015 in the District Court of…
  • Aug 30

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    September 1, 2015 - "IP Agreements: Structuring Indemnification and Limitation of Liability Provisions to Allocate Infringement Risk" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT) September 2, 2015 - "Amgen v. Sandoz: What Now?" (Intellectual Property…
  • Aug 29

    BCP Customer Partnership Meeting

    BCP Customer Partnership Meeting
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be holding its next biotechnology/chemical/pharmaceutical (BCP) customer partnership meeting on Monday, September 14, 2015. The meeting will be simultaneously available at the USPTO Headquarters…
Rank this Week: 100

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

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

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Aug 30

    Nautilus Standard Sinks Dow Patent

    Nautilus Standard Sinks Dow Patent
    Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) lost a ruling that competitor NOVA Chemical Corporation and NOVA Chemicals Inc. (collectively “NOVA”) infringed claims of two Dow patents when the Federal Circuit applied the U.S. Supreme…
  • Aug 25

    AmerisourceBergen Guest Post: SOLUTIONS TO OVERCOME REIMBURSEMENT CHALLENGES IN PERSONALIZED MEDICINE

    AmerisourceBergen Guest Post: SOLUTIONS TO OVERCOME REIMBURSEMENT CHALLENGES IN PERSONALIZED MEDICINE
    The continued development and refinement of personalized medicine (PM) has offered an opportunity to revolutionize medical practice and improve outcomes by providing treatments for patients with the notion that “this drug is for…
  • Aug 24

    Protecting Diagnostic Innovation – Two Actor Infringement Liability

    Protecting Diagnostic Innovation – Two Actor Infringement Liability
    In Akamai Techs. Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., (August 13, 2015 Fed. Cir.) an en banc Federal Circuit unanimously held that direct infringement under Section 271(a) can occur: ”where all steps of a claimed method are performed by or…
Rank this Week: 1506

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    T1273/11 : répartition des frai

    T1273/11 : répartition des frai
    L'Intimée (Opposante) demandait une répartition des frais en sa faveur au motif que la Titulaire avait pour des raisons tactiques décidé de ne pas assister à la procédure orale devant la division…
  • Aug 27

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    L'invention a pour objet un dispositif pour stopper le hoquet. A device for curing hiccups, comprising: - a metallic cup-like vessel being a first electrode for producing electricity adapted to be applied to the lip of the user; and - a…
  • Aug 25

    T1436/12 : numéro de dossier dans une incorporation par référence

    T1436/12 : numéro de dossier dans une incorporation par référence
    Le demandeur souhaitait corriger dans la description une incorporation par référence citant une demande "US n° [Attorney Docket N° 53807-0023USPT] déposée simultanément" par la demande WO03/069463 ou…
Rank this Week: 2022

Patent Law News

Patent Law News

By the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm.

http://www.fwpatentattorney.com/patent-law-news/
  • Aug 30

    Free Mentoring @IDEAWorksFW 9/2

    Free Mentoring @IDEAWorksFW 9/2
    Free Mentoring @ IDEAWORKS FW ON 9/2 Got IP Questions? We Are The Answer! The Damon R. Hickman Law Firm is pleased to announce that we will offer mentoring services @IDEAWORKS FW this week. On September 2nd immediately after the 1 Million…
  • Aug 24

    2015 AIPLA/USPTO Road Show Serie

    2015 AIPLA/USPTO Road Show Serie
    2015 AIPLA/USPTO Road Show Series Enhancing Patent Quality and Conducting AIA Trials Fort Worth patent attorney, Damon R. Hickman, is excited to attend the 2015 AIPLA/USPTO Road Show Series in Dallas, Tx. Hosted at the Belo Mansion on August…
  • Aug 15

    Free Mentoring at IDEAWorksFW 8/19

    Free Mentoring at IDEAWorksFW 8/19
    Come for the Salsa; Stay for the Mentoring The Damon R. Hickman Law Firm is pleased to announce that we will again be offering mentoring services through IDEA Works FW this week. Around 10:00 am on August 19th immediately after the  1…
Rank this Week: 1376

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
  • Aug 30

    “a glaring example of the commoditization of the art world.”

    “a glaring example of the commoditization of the art world.”
      This is what happens when an artist doesn’t perform to the tunes of an art dealer. Los Angeles dealer and artist agent Stefan Simchowitz and Dublin dealer Jonathan Ellis King have filed suit against the Ghanaian artist Ibrahim…
  • Aug 26

    Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Art & Law Program

    Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Art & Law Program
    Applications for the 2016 Art & Law Program are now being accepted.  Deadline for applications:  October 19, 2015 Going on its 7th year, The Program seeks qualified, open-minded and self-motivated individuals with an…
  • Aug 26

    Germany Stops Collector From Selling Artwork

    Germany Stops Collector From Selling Artwork
    German public broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), which controversially put some of its art collection up for sale to pay off debts, has been banned from exporting two paintings by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Max Beckmann. More here.
Rank this Week: 131

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/
  • Aug 30

    Does the New Akamai Decision Breach the Logical Framework of Patent Infringement Law?

    Does the New Akamai Decision Breach the Logical Framework of Patent Infringement Law?
    The Federal Circuit, sitting en banc and in a per curiam opinion, has held a party can be liable as a direct patent infringer under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a) even though it did not make, use, sell, or offer to sell every element of the claimed…
  • Aug 22

    Emergency Call Analysis Patent Claims Invalid Under Alice

    Emergency Call Analysis Patent Claims Invalid Under Alice
    Patent claims directed to an “emergency call analysis system” were held patent ineligible, and a motion to dismiss for failure to claim patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101 granted, in Boar’s Head Corp.…
  • Aug 18

    Patent Claims to Use of Inertial Sensors Fail the Alice Test

    Patent Claims to Use of Inertial Sensors Fail the Alice Test
    The Court of Federal Claims recently held that patent claims for determining the orientation of a pilot in a fighter jet, although reciting hardware elements, were invalid as directed to a patent-ineligible abstract idea under 35 U.S.C.…
Rank this Week: 3811

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/
Rank this Week: 743

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Aug 30

    Get It In Writing: Contract

    Get It In Writing: Contract
    Let's say you are going to get into business or enter into an agreement with someone you trust. Do you need to get it in writing? It is always a good idea to have a written agreement. Writing provides clarity. Even the process of working…
  • Aug 20

    Patent Basic

    Patent Basic
    So you just had a Eureka moment and your epiphany is going to make you millions as soon as it hits shelves. Learn more about patent basics in this short video including: Time limits for filing a patent; Different kinds of patents;…
  • Aug 13

    What's in a Name: Selecting a Name for Your Busine

    What's in a Name: Selecting a Name for Your Busine
    Why is a business name so important? A name is everything, it is your business's identity. When you select your business name, from a legal perspective, you need to come up with a unique name, a name that does not infringe on others rights.…
Rank this Week: 3060

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

Cover IP procurement and enforcement in Australia. By Barry Eagar.

http://bazpat.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Case: Orion Corporation v Actavis Pty…

    Case: Orion Corporation v Actavis Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 909 (21 August 2015)Judge: Rares JA combination of three known active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) called levodopa, carbidopa and entacapone, and methods of producing that…
  • Aug 23

    Unjustifiable Threats - Innovation Patent

    Unjustifiable Threats - Innovation Patent
    Case: BLH Engineering and Construction Pty Ltd v Pro 3 Products Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 833 Notes:Novelty - Firestone - Signpost quote - Meyers Taylor Pty Limited v Vicarr Industries Ltd [1977] HCA 19Threats made before innovation…
  • Aug 16

    Britax v Infa-Secure

    Britax v Infa-Secure
    Case: Britax Childcare Pty Ltd v Infa-Secure Pty Ltd (No 4) [2015] FCA 651 (30 June 2015)  Date: 30 June 2015Middleton J.Notes:Claim ConstructionExpert witnessesExternal fair basis (note that the new Act makes this less relevant…
Rank this Week: 1218

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Aug 29

    Australian High Court to Rule on Obviousne

    Australian High Court to Rule on Obviousne
    At 10.15am this coming Wednesday (2 September 2015) the Australian High Court will hand down its decision in the appeal by AstraZeneca AB against last year’s ruling, by a a special five-judge panel of the Federal Court of Australia,…
  • Aug 23

    Australia’s Productivity Commission to Examine ‘IP Arrangements’, but Hands Will Be Tied on Patent

    Australia’s Productivity Commission to Examine ‘IP Arrangements’, but Hands Will Be Tied on Patent
    The Australian Government has directed its Productivity Commission to undertake a 12 month public enquiry into the intellectual property system, including its effect ‘on investment, competition, trade, innovation and consumer…
  • Aug 16

    Five Easy Ways to Fix the Innovation Patent System

    Five Easy Ways to Fix the Innovation Patent System
    As I reported last week, IP Australia has opened a consultation on the belated recommendation by the now-defunct Australian Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) that the government consider abolishing the innovation patent…
Rank this Week: 3033

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

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

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

    #AliceStorm: The Summertime Blues Continue

    #AliceStorm: The Summertime Blues Continue
    By: Robert R. Sachs In my July post, I noted that Section 101 court decisions were issuing fast and furious, with twelve decisions in just the first ten days. I predicted that "At this pace, we could see some twenty to thirty decisions…
  • Jul 15

    Versata: What's Technological and The New Rule Against Improvement

    Versata: What's Technological and The New Rule Against Improvement
    By: Robert R. Sachs Part II: See Part I #AliceStorm: July is Hot, Hot, Hot…and Versata is Not, Not, Not What Is a "technological invention"? The other part of the CBM definition at issue in Versata is the exclusion of a…
  • Jul 13

    #AliceStorm: July is Hot, Hot, Hot…and Versata is Not, Not, Not

    #AliceStorm: July is Hot, Hot, Hot…and Versata is Not, Not, Not
    By: Robert R. Sachs Part I: #AliceStorm and Versata July invokes images of hot days, cool nights, and fireworks. When it comes to #Alicestorm, the fireworks are happening in the courts, with the Federal Circuit lighting up the sky. In just…
Rank this Week: 4911

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2508

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Aug 28

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #126

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #126
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem zu nutzlosen Datenschutzerklärungen, zu einem Markenstreit zwischen Biermarken und zu beispielsloser Überwachung durch…
  • Aug 23

    ONE MORE THING: Markenrechtlicher Trollversuch von Swatch

    ONE MORE THING: Markenrechtlicher Trollversuch von Swatch
    Apple-Mitgründer Steve Jobs beendete seine Präsentationen – seine so genannten Stevenotes – meist im Stil von Peter Falk mit «One more thing …». In der Folge wurde «One more thing» zu einem…
  • Aug 18

    Vorsicht, Urheberrecht: Pinterest ≠ Public Domain

    Vorsicht, Urheberrecht: Pinterest ≠ Public Domain
    Unwissenheit schützt vor Strafe nicht – auch nicht bei etwaigen Missverständnissen im Urheberrecht. Ein solches Missverständnis begegnete mir kürzlich bei rechtlichen Schritten gegen ein ausländisches…
Rank this Week: 2170

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Erik Syverson, Partner at Raines Feldman.

http://www.losangelesintellectualpropertylawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Data Breach Can Destroy Your Company and the Lives of Your Customer

    Data Breach Can Destroy Your Company and the Lives of Your Customer
    While Ashley Madison is hardly a pillar of the Fortune 500, or a traditional small market company for that matter, it should serve as a wake-up call to companies of all shapes and sizes.  The fact of the matter is, we are witnessing the…
  • Aug 24

    3rd Circuit Affirms FTC’s Authority to Regulate Data Security and Privacy

    3rd Circuit Affirms FTC’s Authority to Regulate Data Security and Privacy
    Data Security and privacy lawyers around the country have been closely monitoring the matter of FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp pending in the 3rd Circuit.  The case arose over multiple data breaches suffered by Wyndham and its customers…
  • Aug 20

    Data Breach Negligence Cases Here to Stay or so Says the 7th Circuit

    Data Breach Negligence Cases Here to Stay or so Says the 7th Circuit
    Data breach incidents are on the rise and here to stay.  It seems like every week there is a new, high profile breach regarding a government agency, movie studio, retailer or health care provider.  Let’s face it, data breaches…
Rank this Week: 2385