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Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jan 18

    USPTO Transitions and Tradition

    USPTO Transitions and Tradition
    The USPTO only houses a handful of political appointees – Director (Michelle Lee), Deputy Director (Russ Slifer), Chief of Staff (Vikrum Aiyer); and a couple more senior advisors including the Chief Communications Officer (Patrick…
  • Jan 16

    Supreme Court 2017 – Patent Preview

    Supreme Court 2017 – Patent Preview
    by Dennis Crouch A new Supreme Court justice will likely be in place by the end of April, although the Trump edition is unlikely to substantially shake-up patent law doctrine in the short term. The Supreme Court has decided one patent…
  • Jan 15

    Has the Academy Led Patent Law Astray?

    Has the Academy Led Patent Law Astray?
    Prof Jonathan Barnett (USC) has released his new article arguing that we’ve gone too-far — that those arguing for dramatic changes to the patent system did so with “little to no supporting evidence.” [READ IT…
Rank this Week: 297

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 5009

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

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

http://www.mipatente.com/
Rank this Week: 4710

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: 4262

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jan 18

    3 Count: Ngach RIn

    3 Count: Ngach RIn
    Prominent YouTube channel removed and restored due to copyright infringement notices, Gwen Stefani sued over hit song and the fight over Klingon ends. The post 3 Count: Ngach RIn appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jan 12

    VidAngel: It’s Not About Filtering

    VidAngel: It’s Not About Filtering
    VidAngel has made the lawsuit against it about filtering, but a quick look at the filings paint a different story, one not about filtering, but DRM. The post VidAngel: It’s Not About Filtering appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jan 12

    3 Count: Irish Independence

    3 Count: Irish Independence
    Two Irish newspapers sue allegedly infringing website, Audible Magic challenges YouTube's Content ID trademark claim and Maria Pallante gets a new job. The post 3 Count: Irish Independence appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 816

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    “Pardon Me, PORTON,” says PATRON, “But We Heard You”

    “Pardon Me, PORTON,” says PATRON, “But We Heard You”
    Pisco is a light-colored brandy traditionally produced in portions of Peru and Chile.  One brand that offers this product in the United States is PISCO PORTÓN (the later word meaning “gate” in Spanish). Pisco Porton…
  • Jan 16

    When Less is More

    When Less is More
    Love the simplicity and honesty of this sign, captured on vacation, in a cozy crepe spot (had to get out of my chair and walk across the dining room to read the smaller print, well worth the steps): As Seth recently noted, there can be room…
  • Jan 13

    ORAL B Wireless Floss?

    ORAL B Wireless Floss?
    I recently purchased a post-holiday present (for myself) – Apple’s AirPods, wireless headphones designed to integrate with Apple’s various products, including the iPhone 7 (which, helpfully, discarded the headphone jack in…
Rank this Week: 83

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 271

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/
  • Jan 18

    Interesting “INAUGURAL” trademarks – beer, cologne, and more

    Interesting “INAUGURAL” trademarks – beer, cologne, and more
    Friday marks a US Presidential inauguration, a once every four year event. There are only a handful of registered trademarks that featuring inauguration words (click marks for USPTO records): INAUGURAL RED – registered for beer…
  • Jan 17

    USPTO trademark update: fees changes and new TTAB rules took effect last weekend

    USPTO trademark update: fees changes and new TTAB rules took effect last weekend
    Several changes took effect last weekend at the USPTO that will impact trademark users: FEES: Some trademark processing and service fees were changed effective Jan. 14, 2017. Paper filers will be impacted the most. Ten TTAB fees are…
  • Jan 16

    TPAC Meeting Summary – January 2015

    TPAC Meeting Summary – January 2015
    On Friday, the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) met at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA.  The handouts/slides from the meeting are at the bottom of the post. Below is a summary of the key points discussed at the…
Rank this Week: 3021

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/
  • Jan 18

    Just where does Mrs May's Speech leave the Unified Patent Court?

    Just where does Mrs May's Speech leave the Unified Patent Court?
    Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP Author: Home officeSource: WikipediaCreative Commons Licence Jane Lambert In her Lancaster House speech of the 17 Jan 2017 (the transcript of which can be found on The Independent's website) the…
  • Nov 25

    Plummy!

    Plummy!
    Victoria Plums Author RasbakSource WikipediaCreative Commons Licence Victoria Plum Ltd (t/a Victoria Plumb) v Victorian Plumbing Ltd and Others [2016] EWHC 2911 (Ch) (18 Nov 2016)  Mr Justice Henry Carr In this…
  • Oct 28

    Where can you sue for trade mark infringement or passing off: AMS Neve v Heritage Audio

    Where can you sue for trade mark infringement or passing off: AMS Neve v Heritage Audio
    Author NuclearVaccumSource WikipediaCreative Commons Licence AMS Neve Ltd and Others v Heritage Audio S.L. and Another [2016] EWHC 2563 (IPEC) Mark Vallance Crabtree and Barnett Waddingham Trustees Limited are the…
Rank this Week: 1368

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
Rank this Week: 621

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/
  • Jan 18

    Real-Life Star Trek Battle of Axanar Is Heating Up

    Real-Life Star Trek Battle of Axanar Is Heating Up
    A copyright infringement battle of intergalactic proportions between Plaintiffs CBS and Paramount Pictures, and the company (along with its principal Alec Peters) looking to produce the crowdfunded Star Trek fan film Axanar…
  • Jan 18

    Other Barks & Bites for Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

    Other Barks & Bites for Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
    This week’s news headlines include nomination hearings for the potential incoming U.S. Commerce Secretary, the Supreme Court’s granting certiorari for an important case in biologics, a patent infringement suit targeting the NFL,…
  • Jan 17

    Infringe at Will Culture Takes Hold as America’s Patent System Erode

    Infringe at Will Culture Takes Hold as America’s Patent System Erode
    Perhaps when the Senate Banking Committee convenes to consider the nomination of Wall Street attorney Jay Clayton as the new head of the Securities and Exchange Commission they should ask about efficient infringement and the infringe at will…
Rank this Week: 187

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

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

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!
    New Year New Cat Too busy working on those new year’s resolutions to keep up with IPKat this week? No problem – here is the 130th edition of Never Too Late.Book review: Maintenance time and the industry development of…
  • Jan 17

    BGH: to cease means to recall

    BGH: to cease means to recall
    We would like to bring the attention of our German Readers a recent decision (published 13 January 2017) of the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) with far-reaching implications for practitioners. In essence, the BGH held…
  • Jan 16

    Social media, "WikiLeaks" and false news in the 18th century: Thomas Jefferson and the "Mazzei letter"

    Social media, "WikiLeaks" and false news in the 18th century: Thomas Jefferson and the "Mazzei letter"
    In today’s public discourse, nothing is more super-charged than social media, "WikiLeaks" and false news. We like to think about these issues as something new. However, if we discount the internet and digital context and look through a…
Rank this Week: 257

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/
  • Jan 18

    Business Lobbying Goes Global

    Business Lobbying Goes Global
    Melissa J. Durkee, Astroturf Activism, 69 Stanford L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Verity WinshipCitizens for Sensible Control of Acid Rain. Consumers for World Trade. The American Forest and Paper Association. The Turkish…
  • Jan 17

    Rethinking Remedie

    Rethinking Remedie
    Nicholas Bagley, Remedial Restraint in Administrative Law, Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2017), available via SSRN.Kathryn WattsWe have all heard the saying that you “don’t need a sledgehammer to kill a gnat.” Yet, when…
  • Jan 16

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code
    Stephen A. Berrey, The Jim Crow Routine: Everyday Performances of Race, Civil Rights, and Segregation in Mississippi (2015).Anders WalkerIn The Jim Crow Routine, historian Stephen Berrey brings fresh eyes to the intricate set of legal rules…
Rank this Week: 4652

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    TTAB Test: Is BEACH HUGGY for Pillows Confusable With HUGGY PETS for Decorative Pillowcases?

    TTAB Test: Is BEACH HUGGY for Pillows Confusable With HUGGY PETS for Decorative Pillowcases?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark BEACH HUGGY for "pillows," finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark HUGGY PETS for "decorative pillowcases for children." The examining attorney also required disclaimer of…
  • Jan 17

    TTAB Orders Cancellation of PORTÓN Registration, Confusable with PATRON

    TTAB Orders Cancellation of PORTÓN Registration, Confusable with PATRON
    The TTAB sustained a petition for cancellation of the mark PORTÓN for "Distilled spirits; brandy; pisco," finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark PATRON for tequila and distilled spirits. The Board found…
  • Jan 13

    TTAB Test: Which Of These Four Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which Of These Four Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?
    Supposedly one can predict the outcome of a Section 2(d) case 95% of the time just by looking at the marks and the goods. Here are four (IV) recent Section 2(d) appeals. Which one resulted in a reversal? [Answer will be found in first…
Rank this Week: 587

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    T2561/11 : contenu de l'acte de recour

    T2561/11 : contenu de l'acte de recour
    Selon la règle 99 CBE, l'acte de recours doit indiquer le nom et l'adresse du requérant, identifier la décision attaquée et contenir une requête définissant l'objet du recours. Dans le cas…
  • Jan 15

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Merci d’envoyer vos CV et lettre de motivation par mail à Aude JACHEET à l’adresse : jobs@genfit.com, en mentionnant la référence de l’offre d’emploi (GF360) Lien vers l'annonce
  • Jan 12

    T2502/13 : pas un disclaimer

    T2502/13 : pas un disclaimer
    Afin de se distinguer du document A8, la requête subsidiaire précisait que le troisième pli du matériau intercalaire comprenait un plastifiant. A8, appartenant à l'état de la technique selon…
Rank this Week: 710

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jan 17

    FDA Issues Guidance Regarding Biologic Drug Naming

    FDA Issues Guidance Regarding Biologic Drug Naming
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Late last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its latest Guidance for Industry relating to the biosimilar application process set forth in the Biologic Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009…
  • Jan 16

    Ex parte Itagaki and Nishihara (PTAB 2016)

    Ex parte Itagaki and Nishihara (PTAB 2016)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- A great deal of angst has been generated by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's decision, in Ex parte Itagaki and Nishihara, regarding the panel's application of Section 101 (sua sponte as a new ground of rejection under…
  • Jan 15

    Supreme Court to Review BPCIA -- Amgen v. Sandoz Petitions for Writs of Certiorari Granted

    Supreme Court to Review BPCIA -- Amgen v. Sandoz Petitions for Writs of Certiorari Granted
    By Andrew Williams -- On Friday, the Supreme Court granted both petitions for writs of certiorari and consolidated the Sandoz v. Amgen (No. 15-1039) and Amgen v. Sandoz (No. 15-1195) appeals. Sandoz had petitioned the Court on February 16,…
Rank this Week: 133

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
  • Jan 17

    EFF to BART: Adopt Spy Tech Control Law

    EFF to BART: Adopt Spy Tech Control Law
    Today EFF urged the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board to adopt a new law that would ensure community control of whether to adopt new surveillance technologies. All too often, police executives unilaterally decide to adopt powerful new…
  • Jan 17

    EFF Celebrates Obama’s Decision: Chelsea Manning To Be Released This Year

    EFF Celebrates Obama’s Decision: Chelsea Manning To Be Released This Year
    As one of his very last acts in office, President Obama has commuted the sentence of whistleblower Chelsea Manning by 28 years. EFF applauds Obama for using his last days as president to bring justice to Manning’s case. And we…
  • Jan 17

    One Weird Trick to Improve Copyright: Fix EULA

    One Weird Trick to Improve Copyright: Fix EULA
    We're taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what's at…
Rank this Week: 2059

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jan 17

    * 17 Seconds #32 – Clocktower Law’s newish address, 2017 fees, Unidesk exit

    * 17 Seconds #32 – Clocktower Law’s newish address, 2017 fees, Unidesk exit
    Our USPS mail forwarding is about to end. By Erik J. Heels First published 1/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. We Have Still Moved A reminder that we moved to Acton about a year ago. Our mail forwarding is about to end, so…
  • Jan 11

    * Escaping The Political Echo Chamber: Observations From Failed Pol

    * Escaping The Political Echo Chamber: Observations From Failed Pol
    After the election, I created a website dedicated to failed policies, politicians, and policies. The goal of the site was to force myself out of the echo chamber to try to understand what happened, where were are, and what comes next. Two…
  • Dec 17

    17 Seconds #31 – Re-forming Patent Law Is Not Patent Law Reform

    17 Seconds #31 – Re-forming Patent Law Is Not Patent Law Reform
    Shame on the AIA. By Erik J. Heels First published 12/17/2016; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is the worst thing to happen to US patent law ever. This self-serving PR piece by the USPTO…
Rank this Week: 497

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

Covers trademark, copyright and entertainment law. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Jan 17

    In the News: Washington Post

    In the News: Washington Post
    Attorney Ken Kunkle was recently quoted for an article in the Washington Post about potential conflicts of interest involving President Trump’s trademark portfolio. For a complete read see: Airplanes, golf courses, trademarks and more:…
  • Nov 2

    FAQ – Common law trademark

    FAQ – Common law trademark
    Am I protected with a common law trademark – without federal registration? Q: I recently started selling a product in the US.  I registered the copyright for photos and designed some unique product packaging that included…
  • Nov 2

    FAQ – Am I protected under trademark law, without federal registration?

    FAQ – Am I protected under trademark law, without federal registration?
    Q: I recently started selling a product throughout the US.  I have registered the copyright for photos and designed some unique product packaging that included the brand name I came up with.  I think it pretty distinctive and I…
Rank this Week: 4469

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: 1074

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jan 17

    US PROHIBITS IMPORTS MADE WITH FORCED LABOR: NEW LAW IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH

    US PROHIBITS IMPORTS MADE WITH FORCED LABOR: NEW LAW IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH
    By Sandra Bell (Washington, DC) Your latest shipment of imports is detained at the border. You are told that your goods are not being allowed admission to the US because they were produced, in whole or in part, with forced labor. But these…
  • Jan 9

    BREXIT – EMPLOYMENT IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY

    BREXIT – EMPLOYMENT IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY
    By Gurpreet Duhra, Lisa Hodgson and Matthew Jeavons (Sheffield and Birmingham) The recent Brexit outcome has led to a degree of uncertainty in UK consumer markets. How will the Brexit decision impact future UK employment prospects? In the…
  • Jan 4

    CHINA – REGULATION OF CLOUD SERVICES IN CHINA – WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOUR CHINA BUSINESS?

    CHINA – REGULATION OF CLOUD SERVICES IN CHINA – WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOUR CHINA BUSINESS?
    By: Scott Thiel Following hot on the heels of the recently-enacted Cybersecurity Law, the Chinese Government has published a draft of sweeping rules to regulate the delivery of cloud services. In addition to impacting Chinese cloud…
Rank this Week: 3952

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/
  • Jan 17

    Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell Approach Meets Intent Requirement for Inequitable Conduct

    Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell Approach Meets Intent Requirement for Inequitable Conduct
    The filer of a petition to revive an expired patent met the intent prong of the test for inequitable conduct by acting with at best willful ignorance; the filer certified that a failure to pay a maintenance fee was unintentional when he not…
  • Jan 16

    Judge Robinson Revisits IPR Estoppel, Seeking Federal Circuit Clarification

    Judge Robinson Revisits IPR Estoppel, Seeking Federal Circuit Clarification
    A district court recently reaffirmed its ruling that statutory estoppel does not apply to grounds of invalidity that could have been included in a petition for an inter partes review but weren’t, clearing the way for the defendant to…
  • Jan 14

    Functional Claims Can Survive Alice Challenges If They Seem “Technical”

    Functional Claims Can Survive Alice Challenges If They Seem “Technical”
    Patent claims directed to providing portable storage devices with access to terminals have survived a motion for summary judgment that made a patent-eligibility challenge under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank.  IOENGINE…
Rank this Week: 3741

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: 123

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/
  • Jan 17

    More FCC Satellite Earth Stations Up for Renewal in 2017

    More FCC Satellite Earth Stations Up for Renewal in 2017
    We take this opportunity to remind earth station licensees and registrants that the FCC’s International Bureau does not issue notifications of license expiration dates, or reminders to file renewal applications. We expect to see more…
  • Jan 13

    FCC, Straight Path Execute $100 Million Settlement of Wireless Probe

    FCC, Straight Path Execute $100 Million Settlement of Wireless Probe
    Decision has 5G implications Wow—FCC enforcement actions don’t get any juicier than this:  an anonymous whistleblower, alleged misrepresentations to the FCC, and a complex $100 million fine to Straight Path Communications,…
  • Jan 12

    FCC Fines Straight Path $100M to Settle Wireless License Probe

    FCC Fines Straight Path $100M to Settle Wireless License Probe
    Wow—FCC enforcement actions don’t get any juicier than this:  an anonymous whistleblower, alleged misrepresentations to the FCC, and a complex $100 million fine to Straight Path Communications, Inc. for apparently…
Rank this Week: 1090

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jan 17

    The United States Supreme Court

    The United States Supreme Court
    We got a little tour of the U.S. Supreme Court building ahead of our argument in Lee v. Tam tomorrow, January 18, 2016. I was allowed to take pictures so...
  • Jan 12

    Best of 2011: The big guy

    Best of 2011: The big guy
    Originally posted 2011-12-20 08:35:56. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOriginally posted on February 8, 2011. I try these days not to blog about blogging, but this item seemed like a good...
  • Jan 12

    Fashion Law in New York City – February 10, 2017

    Fashion Law in New York City – February 10, 2017
    I’ll be participating in the 2017 Federal Bar Association Fashion Law Seminar in New York on February 10th at the New School. My panel will surely rock: Litigating a Brand: The...
Rank this Week: 141

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jan 17

    Billions of Bilious Barbecued Blue Blistering Barnacles: Tintin Gets Color Makeover!

    Billions of Bilious Barbecued Blue Blistering Barnacles: Tintin Gets Color Makeover!
    There is only one Tintin album which was not originally published in color, and this is the first one ever been published, in 1930, Tintin in the land of the Soviets. It has now, however, been published in color, on January 11, with the…
  • Jan 16

    SEMINAR: The Rise of Web Blocking Orders in the UK: Empirical Evidence Perspective

    SEMINAR: The Rise of Web Blocking Orders in the UK: Empirical Evidence Perspective
    CITY UNIVERSITY are hosting a seminar with  Professor Lilian Edwards (Strathclyde University & CREATe) on Friday 3rd February. 13.00 - 15.00The digital copyright and piracy wars, which began with Napster and continue today into…
  • Jan 10

    Court gives jury mission to explore strange world of copyright and fair use

    Court gives jury mission to explore strange world of copyright and fair use
    As notedby Tibbie in last the installment of CopyKat, Judge Klausner from the Central District Court of California sent the Paramount v. Axanar case off to jury trial on January 4, as he denied both parties’ motions to dismiss. Tibbie…
Rank this Week: 169

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II
    Registrations, Licensing, Tax IDs, and Permits If “choosing a business structure” is the first part of launching a business, handling registrations, licensing, tax IDs, and permits are collectively a close second. Getting this…
  • Jan 10

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine
    Starting a new business is never a simple process and is even more difficult if you are doing it for your first time. Fellow entrepreneurs are great resources for advice and guidance, but one resource that is often overlooked is your lawyer.…
  • Jan 3

    The Legal Side of Launching a Busine

    The Legal Side of Launching a Busine
    Choosing a Business Structure This is an essential decision in your business launch process. The business structure you choose will dictate the future of your venture both legally and financially. Different business structures have unique tax…
Rank this Week: 1143

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II
    Registrations, Licensing, Tax IDs, and Permits If “choosing a business structure” is the first part of launching a business, handling registrations, licensing, tax IDs, and permits are collectively a close second. Getting this…
  • Jan 10

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine
    Starting a new business is never a simple process and is even more difficult if you are doing it for your first time. Fellow entrepreneurs are great resources for advice and guidance, but one resource that is often overlooked is your lawyer.…
  • Jan 3

    The Legal Side of Launching a Busine

    The Legal Side of Launching a Busine
    Choosing a Business Structure This is an essential decision in your business launch process. The business structure you choose will dictate the future of your venture both legally and financially. Different business structures have unique tax…
Rank this Week: 1539

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    video of Evil Twin debate on Tam

    video of Evil Twin debate on Tam
    Available here.  Tomorrow I'll have my third NPR interview on Tam; interest seems quite high.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 16

    Transformative work of the day, Lin-Manuel Miranda edition

    Transformative work of the day, Lin-Manuel Miranda edition
    What's Next?  Since I'm working on 512 roundtable reply comments right now, it seems particularly appropriate to remind everyone that clips can be fair use.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 13

    It's a Tam, Tam, Tam world

    It's a Tam, Tam, Tam world
    Along with a podcast for the American Constitution Center and an NPR interview running the morning of the Tam argument (next Wednesday), I'll also be on a post-argument panel at AU--the panel before features none other than Tam…
Rank this Week: 352

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/
  • Jan 17

    What Trump Means for the Fashion Industry

    What Trump Means for the Fashion Industry
    As the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump nears, retailers should be paying close attention to expected seismic changes in domestic trade policy that will have an important impact on the fashion industry.  
  • Jan 3

    New York Exemption Threshold Set to Increase on Dec. 31

    New York Exemption Threshold Set to Increase on Dec. 31
    On December 31, 2016, at 12:01am (i.e. not January 1, 2017), the New York State Department of Labor will implement regulations increasing the salary threshold exempting employees from overtime-pay requirements for most private employers.
  • Dec 23

    Retailers May Face False Advertising Suits Even If Consumers Learn the “Truth” Before Making a Purchase

    Retailers May Face False Advertising Suits Even If Consumers Learn the “Truth” Before Making a Purchase
    Last week, a California appellate court held that consumers can proceed with a class action suit against Banana Republic for false advertising arising from posted signs that advertised a 40-percent off sale without disclosing that the…
Rank this Week: 1092

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/
  • Jan 17

    2016: the year of sandbagging

    2016: the year of sandbagging
    One of the highlights from the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2016 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study in which our firm was a key participant (the 2016 Study), was the increased inclusion of sandbagging provisions in…
  • Jan 12

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017
    As was predicted in our discussion of Q4 2016 here, the last quarter of the year proved to be busy. Global M&A in the final quarter reached $1.2 trillion, which was not only the busiest period in 2016, but also raised the total for…
  • Jan 10

    Taking stock of SPACs: update for 2016

    Taking stock of SPACs: update for 2016
    Earlier this year, we discussed the arrival and usage of Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations (SPACs) in Canada, focusing on the logistics and purpose of these capital holding shell companies. To recap, a SPAC is a shell company that…
Rank this Week: 1580

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
  • Jan 17

    Kenny Schachter on Richard Prince’ “Disavowal”

    Kenny Schachter on Richard Prince’ “Disavowal”
    Probably the most concise and rational response to Richard Prince’s recent attempt at political protest. 
  • Jan 10

    With All Due Respect, Madam. We Do Not Live In France

    With All Due Respect, Madam. We Do Not Live In France
    Eugene Volokh  ”was surprised to see this letter, sent by French lawyer Vanessa Bouchara — representing Getty Images France — to Matthew Chan.” His response, The First Amendment, of course.  
  • Jan 9

    The Rise In University Art Museum

    The Rise In University Art Museum
    This multi-million-dollar investment in culture is fuelled by several factors: administrators’ recognition that the arts can promote nimble thinking, student demand and donor co-operation. Via The Art Newspaper.
Rank this Week: 284

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: 1154

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Jan 17

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Testify in Lawsuit Alleging Oculus Stole VR Technology

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Testify in Lawsuit Alleging Oculus Stole VR Technology
    An intellectual property lawsuit over who owns the technology behind a game-changing virtual reality headset is expected to bring Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other high-profile tech executives to Dallas later this week. At issues is…
  • Jan 16

    Google Updates Classroom, Focuses on Personalized Education

    Google Updates Classroom, Focuses on Personalized Education
    Google has updated its learning management system, Google Classroom, with new features for personalized learning. Through this update, Google aims to improve the experience of educators, students, and administrators. Teachers will now be…
  • Jan 16

    Airbus Group Looking to Test Self-Piloted Taxis by the end of 2017

    Airbus Group Looking to Test Self-Piloted Taxis by the end of 2017
    Reuters is reporting that Airbus Group plans to test out a prototype self-piloted taxi by the end of the year. The idea is for people to book these taxis using an app, similar to car-sharing schemes. “One hundred…
Rank this Week: 650

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    Contract Amendments – Always in Writing

    Contract Amendments – Always in Writing
    When a lawyer writes a contract for a client, it usually includes provisions that say that the all the terms of the agreement are contained in the document and all changes to the contract must be in writing. It may look something like this:…
  • Jan 10

    Legal Issues with Open Photoshoot

    Legal Issues with Open Photoshoot
    Last week, I went to an open photoshoot/happy hour at Parkwood Studios. (They have a gorgeous space!) It’s a free monthly event for photographers and models of all skill levels and experience. There was an area set up with lights where…
  • Jan 3

    Lawsuit Filed to Unmask Anonymous Penis Sender

    Lawsuit Filed to Unmask Anonymous Penis Sender
    Last week, Melody Lenox filed a lawsuit in Dallas County, Texas for a court order to determine who sent her a penis-shaped gummy candies via Dicks By Mail. At first, this sounded like an extreme reaction. If someone spent $15 to send me candy…
Rank this Week: 3716

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Jan 17

    GIS Analysis as a Research Communication Tool

    GIS Analysis as a Research Communication Tool
    The power of geospatial analysis lies in the new ways it provides to look at datasets and the relations among them. It allows you to explore more nuanced questions and discover correlations previously hidden. Used properly, geographic…
  • Jan 4

    NYC to Collect GPS Data on Car Service Passengers—Good Intentions Gone Awry or Something Else?

    NYC to Collect GPS Data on Car Service Passengers—Good Intentions Gone Awry or Something Else?
    During the holiday season, New York City through its Taxi & Limousine Commission (the “TLC”) proposed a new rule expanding data reporting obligations for car service platform companies including Uber and Lyft. If the rule…
  • Dec 14

    Disrupting The Business Model of the Fake News Industry

    Disrupting The Business Model of the Fake News Industry
    By Katherine Haenschen & Paul Ellenbogen  In the aftermath of the 2016 election, researchers and media professionals alike seized on the vast proliferation of so-called “Fake News” on Facebook as a cause for concern. An…
Rank this Week: 50

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
Rank this Week: 1160

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jan 16

    What Is The Trump Pharmaceutical Policy?

    What Is The Trump Pharmaceutical Policy?
    Pharmaceutical stocks took a hit after President-elect Trump criticized the industry during his January 11, 2017 press conference. But he also expressed support for the domestic pharmaceutical industry. What is the Trump…
  • Jan 15

    Supreme Court Will Judge Biosimilar Patent Dance

    Supreme Court Will Judge Biosimilar Patent Dance
    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review some of the patent dispute resolution provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA). The Court granted certiorari in the dispute between Amgen and Sandoz, where…
  • Jan 10

    Federal Circuit Questions Standing For IPR Appeal

    Federal Circuit Questions Standing For IPR Appeal
    As I have written previously, neither the statutes nor the regulations governing Inter Partes Review (IPR) require the party challenging the patent to have been charged with infringement, or even to establish any interest in practicing the…
Rank this Week: 486

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    The Crowley copying considered in context

    The Crowley copying considered in context
    In the context of a post about Monica Crowley [ Why plagiarism took down Monica Crowley, Trump’s pick for a top national security post ], one commenter statedI am conservative and I like Monica, but I hate plagiarism. I had a similar…
  • Jan 16

    CRISPR, intellectual property, and Latour

    CRISPR, intellectual property, and Latour
    Further to the IPBiz post Politics in the academia of intellectual property? , one notes that Professor Lemley's reference to the lack of understanding by the transistor's inventors of the potential of the transistor appeared in several law…
  • Jan 16

    Politics in the academia of intellectual property?

    Politics in the academia of intellectual property?
    A post at PatentlyO on an article by Jonathan Barnett titled Has the Academy Led Patent Law Astray? produced some comments about Mark Lemley:I doubt that few within the patent academy are willing to ideologically challenge someone like Lemley…
Rank this Week: 55

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    Who Pays What to Whom in the Internet Ecosystem?

    Who Pays What to Whom in the Internet Ecosystem?
    Internet interconnections and compensation arrangements have been based on voluntary terms and conditions after government underwriting stopped. In a commercial context, funds flow on the basis of traffic volume, but also bargaining power…
  • Dec 22

    Insights on Future FCC Decision-making Gleaned From a Judicial Dissent

    Insights on Future FCC Decision-making Gleaned From a Judicial Dissent
                As unorthodox as it might seem, Senior Circuit Judge Stephen F. Williams dissenting opinion in a major FCC case offers a likely roadmap on how the FCC will operate with Trump…
  • Dec 21

    In Praise of Domestic Engineering

    In Praise of Domestic Engineering
         My dear wife, Katie, broke two ankle bones while walking two dogs only a few hours after arriving at her elderly parents’ home in Medina, Ohio.  Katie reluctantly has ceded home management duties to…
Rank this Week: 1865

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jan 16

    Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures Seek Patent for Sensor-Filled Helmet

    Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures Seek Patent for Sensor-Filled Helmet
    IPNews® - Bill Gates is among many inventors listed on a patent application for a high technology football helmet.   The helmet is designed to reduce forces and head accelerations due to impact.  The helmet also includes sensors…
  • Jan 4

    DJ Threatens to Sue to Get Trademark for Cat's Meowingtons Name

    DJ Threatens to Sue to Get Trademark for Cat's Meowingtons Name
    IPNews® - A famous DJ is seeking to protect his cat’s brand by suing a business who owns the trademark of his cat’s name. The cat, named Meowington, has extensive branding including use in social media and on merchandise, and…
  • Dec 22

    USPTO Denies Trademark Application for NHL's Newest Team

    USPTO Denies Trademark Application for NHL's Newest Team
    IPNews® - The name of the NHL’s newest team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, is being questioned by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The USPTO claims that a likelihood of consumer confusion exists with a similar…
Rank this Week: 3714

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/
  • Jan 16

    Trump Can’t Commit Twibel Because He Routinely ‘Deflects Serious Consideration’–Jacobus v. Trump

    Trump Can’t Commit Twibel Because He Routinely ‘Deflects Serious Consideration’–Jacobus v. Trump
    A confession: I do not follow @RealDonaldTrump at Twitter because I have a strict policy against following trolls. Life is too short. As we all know, Trump regularly engages in many disfavored tweeting practices: ad hominen attacks;…
  • Jan 15

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 11 (Social Media, Harassment, E-Discovery & More)

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 11 (Social Media, Harassment, E-Discovery & More)
    Social Media * US v. Elonis, 2016 WL 6310803 (3d Cir. Oct. 28, 2016). Anthony Elonis’ conviction for criminal threats was once again upheld: Considering the graphic nature of the three messages Elonis posted in October, it is not at...
  • Jan 14

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 10 (Marketing, Uber, Airbnb, Taxes & More)

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 10 (Marketing, Uber, Airbnb, Taxes & More)
    Marketing/Advertising * Danny Sullivan: Facebook’s racial targeting isn’t new, bad or always illegal despite renewed attention * In re Sling Media Slingbox Advertising Litigation (SDNY Aug. 12, 2016). Sling isn’t liable to…
Rank this Week: 288

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/
  • Jan 16

    Cisco Kid is PD: But What About Pancho?

    Cisco Kid is PD: But What About Pancho?
    Dear Rich: O Henry published a short story in his Western series in 1907 called "The Caballeros Way" The main character was an outlaw called the Cisco Kid. Since 1914, many movies and a TV series about the Cisco Kid were produced. I would…
  • Jan 10

    Appeared in Music Video; Didn't Get Paid

    Appeared in Music Video; Didn't Get Paid
    Dear Rich: Last year I was the main actor in a music video. It was first released on Facebook where the view count currently stands at 1,075,106. The video was then uploaded to YouTube where it now has 1,940,685 views. The song that the video…
  • Jan 3

    She Created PD Work -- Now She Wants to Expand It

    She Created PD Work -- Now She Wants to Expand It
    Mona ClausDear Rich: I wrote a short story as part of a residency that required that I donate that story to a public federal agency, placing it in the public domain. I agreed to those terms and donated the story. Now I want to expand the…
Rank this Week: 704

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    UK inches towards UPC ratification

    UK inches towards UPC ratification
    There was a sigh of relief at the end of November when the UK announced that it would proceed with the ratification process to implement the UPC in spite of Brexit.  This renewed the hope that the UPC will come in to force in 2017 as…
  • Dec 22

    Danish designer barred from using own name as trademark

    Danish designer barred from using own name as trademark
    About a year ago the Danish Commercial and Maritime Court gave their decision in a case between Topbrands and the Danish designer Benedikte Utzon. You can read about it here. In short, the court found that Benedikte Utzon could no longer use…
  • Dec 21

    South America: New PPH agreements launched

    South America: New PPH agreements launched
    The ever expanding Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) network keeps getting new additions, and as usual, the Awapatent IP Blog sums up the new expansions and arising possibilities. The PPH is a system of bilateral agreements allowing the…
Rank this Week: 4125

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Jan 16

    Neues Verfahren zur Löschung nicht benutzter Marken – Änderung des Schweizer Markenrechts ab dem 1. Januar 2017

    Neues Verfahren zur Löschung nicht benutzter Marken – Änderung des Schweizer Markenrechts ab dem 1. Januar 2017
    Ein Gastbeitrag von RA Michael Bopp, LL.M. Während bisher für die Löschung von nicht gebrauchten Marken im Schweizer Markenregister ein aufwändiges und teures Zivilverfahren nötig war, besteht seit Beginn dieses…
  • Oct 24

    IP|Event: Copycamp Polen

    IP|Event: Copycamp Polen
    Das Copycamp in Warschau findet nächste Woche vom 27.-28.10. statt. Das Programm und die Speaker finden Sie hier. Themen sind u.a.: Copyright and Art; Remuneration Models; Copyright, Education and Science; Technology, Innovation and…
  • Oct 5

    Entwurf für Urheberrechts-Richtlinie jetzt auch auf Deutsch

    Entwurf für Urheberrechts-Richtlinie jetzt auch auf Deutsch
    Der Text des Oettinger-Entwurfs wurde ja schon vor einiger Zeit geleaked, die Diskussion ist schon in vollem Gang. Der/die ein oder andere mag von den wichtigsten „Stellen“ aber bislang nur aus zweiter Hand erfahren haben, weil…
Rank this Week: 1636