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Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3089

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Mar 23

    Oil Mining Schedule Altcoin

    Oil Mining Schedule Altcoin
    Can blockchain technology contribute to solving global warming? One existing idea is Solarcoin. This is an altcoin project which sits around $4.2 million market cap right now (rank 62 at this moment). The idea is: People generating solar…
  • Mar 13

    EU Bitcoin Legislation

    EU Bitcoin Legislation
    Kevin Helms at bitcoin.com reports on developments at the European Parliament on Bitcoin legislation. This may be bad news. A Committee Report on the proposal for revising the money laundering directive was published on March 9. Authors of…
  • Mar 12

    Oil Companies as Scorpion

    Oil Companies as Scorpion
    Chris Nelder pointed me to this column by Ed Crooks, as a part of our discussion on Phaseout Profit. It’s titled “Cooperation Impossible” and states that there is not much hope for American oil producers to cooperate with…
Rank this Week: 1455

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/
  • Mar 23

    Buscan evitar daño en el cerebro por falta de glucosa

    Buscan evitar daño en el cerebro por falta de glucosa
    AUTOR: Boletín de Prensa No. 123, Comunicación Foro Consultivo, noticias@foroconsultivo.org.mx, www.foroconsultivo.org.mx Boletín de Prensa No.123 Aunque el cerebro representa solo 2 por ciento del peso corporal…
  • Mar 23

    Crean en la UNAM dispositivo de bolsillo para preservar muestras científica

    Crean en la UNAM dispositivo de bolsillo para preservar muestras científica
    El producto tiene la forma y tamaño de una cajetilla de cigarros, donde se pueden almacenar muestras cristalizadas en tubos capilares La falta de conocimiento en las aduanas sobre la conservación y transporte de muestras…
  • Mar 23

    Detecta brucelosis biosensor politécnico

    Detecta brucelosis biosensor politécnico
    INSTITUTO POLÍTECNICO NACIONAL COMUNICADO DE PRENSA C-203 Podrá usarse en el campo sin necesidad de llevar la muestra al laboratorio Científicos del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) desarrollaron un biosensor…
Rank this Week: 3467

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 721

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: 399

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    TM scholars' roundtable part 2

    TM scholars' roundtable part 2
    Session 2: Proxies for Distinctiveness; Proving Distinctiveness (and Secondary meaning); Strength of a MarkDo current doctrinal tests properly assess actual consumer reaction to purported marks? What is and should be the role of consumer…
  • Mar 23

    TM scholars' roundtable

    TM scholars' roundtable
    Ninth Trademark Scholars Roundtable: Distinctiveness, Secondary Meaning, Reputation And FameChicago-Kent College of LawSession 1:       Distinctiveness (including Secondary Meaning) as a Legal…
  • Mar 23

    IP writing competition for Virginia law students/law students from Virginia

    IP writing competition for Virginia law students/law students from Virginia
    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYLAW STUDENT WRITINGCOMPETITION (2017)Sponsored by the Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Law SectionThe Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Law Section is seeking papers written by law students who are…
Rank this Week: 400

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/
Rank this Week: 622

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Mar 23

    Copyright Law: Registering a Work with the Copyright Office, Part II

    Copyright Law: Registering a Work with the Copyright Office, Part II
    Who Can Register a Work with the U.S. Copyright Office? Can foreigners register their works in the United States? Any work that is protected by U.S. copyright law can be registered. This includes many works of foreign origin. All works that…
  • Mar 22

    Patent Law: Federal Circuit Rules on Two Eli Lilly Patent Case

    Patent Law: Federal Circuit Rules on Two Eli Lilly Patent Case
    Washington, D.C. — The Federal Circuit ruled on two patent infringement decisions, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute v. Eli Lilly & Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. v. Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, that…
  • Mar 21

    Copyright Law: Registering a Work with the Copyright Office

    Copyright Law: Registering a Work with the Copyright Office
    How do I register my copyright? To register a work, submit a completed application form, and a nonreturnable copy or copies of the work to be registered to the U.S. Copyright Office. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section…
Rank this Week: 226

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Mar 23

    Forced Decryption and the Fifth Amendment

    Forced Decryption and the Fifth Amendment
    While the general population infamously understands very little about the Constitution or court system, most everyone has an understanding of the Fifth Amendment’s the right to remain silent. The protection against self-incrimination…
  • Mar 23

    Augmented Reality: Nostalgic Escape, or Legal Nightmare?

    Augmented Reality: Nostalgic Escape, or Legal Nightmare?
    In late July Pokémon Go, an app for smartphones, launched and instantly made headlines. For years, Niantic worked to create the first “real world gaming” platform, and created the app for a worldwide market. The game…
  • Mar 23

    Can a Monkey Do This Job? Maybe Not, but Artificial Intelligence Can

    Can a Monkey Do This Job? Maybe Not, but Artificial Intelligence Can
    Discovery methods continue to evolve. Twenty to thirty years ago, lawyers, usually young and expensive associates, manually sifted through hundreds of pages of documents. Today, with advances in technology, the discovery process for a similar…
Rank this Week: 4548

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    U.S. Supreme Court Limits Laches Defense in Patent Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Limits Laches Defense in Patent Case
    In SCA Hygiene Products AB et al. v. First Quality Baby Products LLC et al., the United States Supreme Court held that laches cannot be invoked as a defense against a claim for patent infringement damages brought within U.S.C…
  • Mar 16

    Is Marilyn Monroe Too Generic to Be Registered as a Trademark?

    Is Marilyn Monroe Too Generic to Be Registered as a Trademark?
    I’ve written on numerous occasions in the past about celebrities who registered their own names as trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Just the other week, I wrote about how UFC superstar Conor McGregor had…
  • Mar 9

    Tavern on the Green Trademark Battle Round #2

    Tavern on the Green Trademark Battle Round #2
    The City of New York has reignited the battle over the trademark TAVERN ON THE GREEN. Last month the City of New York filed a lawsuit for trademark infringement against Tavern on the Green International LLC, the successor-in-interest to…
Rank this Week: 428

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Mar 23

    Rah rah raw

    Rah rah raw
    TTABlog declines to comment on S. Ct. cheerleader uniform decision. — TTABlog (@TTABlog) March 22, 2017 Indeed.  LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® is also not ready to weigh in on Star Athletica,...
  • Mar 21

    Spuds, we really knew ye

    Spuds, we really knew ye
    Usually Pam Chestek is in charge of the Zombie Department in trademark-blog-land, but Marty Schwimmer reports on the dogged past and attempted resurrection of a once-beloved, if only because presumably drunk (and rather...
  • Mar 9

    Blog Jams: Flavors Over than Grape

    Blog Jams: Flavors Over than Grape
    Originally posted 2005-12-07 09:39:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Believe me, those grapes are so high up from where I’m sitting that not only do I not know if they’re...
Rank this Week: 385

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 1712

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4609

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/
Rank this Week: 96

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Telstra loses big in keeping its information confidential in Australian patent dispute

    Telstra loses big in keeping its information confidential in Australian patent dispute
    The AmeriKat is looking forward to  her firstsojourn to AustraliaThe AmeriKat has yet to set a paw in Australia.  This makes her unique amongst most of her English peers, almost all whom have taken the long series of flights to…
  • Mar 23

    «Printed by Jouve» it’s not

    «Printed by Jouve» it’s not
    Rly?If there ever was a first world problem, then this is it. But whenever (okay, not every single time) I walk to the printer in our office and pick up a freshly printed European patent application or European patent, I read the line at the…
  • Mar 22

    Welcome clarification on the Malaysian law of well-known marks; but there is still judicial work to be done

    Welcome clarification on the Malaysian law of well-known marks; but there is still judicial work to be done
    The law of well-known marks continues to develop apace in various countries in Asia. Kat friend NG Kim Poh has offered a summary of an important decision in Malaysia on this dynamic topic. The Court of Appeal of Malaysia had recently provided…
Rank this Week: 383

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Mar 23

    Costco and Titleist Tangle Over Golf Ball Patent

    Costco and Titleist Tangle Over Golf Ball Patent
    IPNews® - Coscto, maker of the Kirkland Signature Golf Ball, has preemptively filed a lawsuit against Titleist’s parent company over golf ball patents.   In 2016 Costco’s new golf ball was a tremendous hit with consumers…
  • Mar 17

    Meowington Trademark Fight Escalate

    Meowington Trademark Fight Escalate
    IPNews® - Emma Bassiri, owner of Meowington.com, is fighting back after being sued by Professional Musician Joel Zimmerman.  Zimmerman, who is better known as Deadmou5, first filed against Bassiri to block her Meowington trademark in…
  • Mar 9

    Google's Waymo Files Patent and Trade Secret Lawsuit Against Uber

    Google's Waymo Files Patent and Trade Secret Lawsuit Against Uber
    IPNews® - Google’s self-driving car project, known as Waymo, has filed a lawsuit against Uber over allegedly stolen intellectual property.  Waymo alleges that a former employee went to great lengths to take trade secrets to…
Rank this Week: 3584

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
  • Mar 23

    Senate Puts ISP Profits Over Your Privacy

    Senate Puts ISP Profits Over Your Privacy
    The Senate just voted to roll back your online privacy protections. Speak up now to keep the House from doing the same thing. ISPs have been lobbying for weeks to get lawmakers to repeal the FCC’s rules that stand between them and using…
  • Mar 22

    The Bill of Rights at The Border: The First Amendment and the Right to Anonymous Speech

    The Bill of Rights at The Border: The First Amendment and the Right to Anonymous Speech
    The U.S. border has been thrown into the spotlight these last few months, with border agents detaining travelers for hours, demanding travelers unlock devices, and even demanding passwords and social media handles as a prerequisite for…
  • Mar 22

    Call Your Senators Thursday Morning to Save Your Privacy

    Call Your Senators Thursday Morning to Save Your Privacy
    Congress is getting serious about taking away your online privacy. We have to get serious about stopping them. The Senate is going to vote on Thursday on a measure from Sen. Jeff Flake that would repeal the broadband privacy rules passed by…
Rank this Week: 672

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/
  • Mar 23

    WWD Names Arent Fox a Top Retail Practice

    WWD Names Arent Fox a Top Retail Practice
    Arent Fox’s Fashion Law group was recommended as one of the best retail practices in the country by WWD, which encouraged retailers to call on the firm’s attorneys when faced with issues that threaten their bottom line.  
  • Mar 9

    Anthony Lupo and James Ravitz on Perfumes and Cosmetics in the Retail Sector

    Anthony Lupo and James Ravitz on Perfumes and Cosmetics in the Retail Sector
    Gone are the days where a brand's DNA is defined solely by clothing and accessories. With the luxury goods sector experiencing a recent downturn, more and more companies are breaking into the perfume and cosmetic spheres. The movement may be…
  • Mar 7

    The Next Wave of Class Action Lawsuits Against Fashion Retailers: Excess Shipping and Handling Fee

    The Next Wave of Class Action Lawsuits Against Fashion Retailers: Excess Shipping and Handling Fee
    Based on recent federal court filings in the Central District of California, it appears that plaintiff lawyers have found a new way to threaten retailers with class action litigation. In January of this year, two class action complaints were…
Rank this Week: 2567

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Mar 23

    Board ends interference on CRISPR

    Board ends interference on CRISPR
    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a decision in the CRISPR patent interference pending between The Broad Institute, Inc. (the Junior Party; second filer) and…
  • Mar 22

    SCOTUS asks Director Lee to respond to SCOTUS cert petition

    SCOTUS asks Director Lee to respond to SCOTUS cert petition
    At the end of February, the United States Supreme Court requested a response from Michelle K. Lee, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), related to the petition for writ of certiorari filed by Oil…
  • Mar 13

    Congress moves to divert agency fees, but not Patent Office fee

    Congress moves to divert agency fees, but not Patent Office fee
    In early February 2017, Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)(shown left) introduced the Agency Accountability Act of 2017 (AAA) in both the House of Representatives (HR 850) and the Senate (S. 299), respectively. The AAA…
Rank this Week: 3359

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Voting System Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​

    Voting System Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​
    The court granted defendant's motion to dismiss because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s voting system patent lacked an inventive concept. "According to the complaint, the auto-verification voting system is made of generic computer…
  • Mar 22

    eBay Listing Is Not eBay’s Offer to Sell​

    eBay Listing Is Not eBay’s Offer to Sell​
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that it did not directly infringe plaintiff's bee trap patent because defendant's online marketplace listing was not defendant's offer to sell within the meaning of 35 U.S.C. §…
  • Mar 21

    Expert’s Consideration of Pre-Issuance Value of Patented Invention Does Not Render Damages Opinion Unreliable​

    Expert’s Consideration of Pre-Issuance Value of Patented Invention Does Not Render Damages Opinion Unreliable​
    The court denied defendant's motion in limine to exclude the testimony of plaintiff's damages expert for considering the pre-issuance value of the patented invention. "[T]here is no merit to [defendant's] argument that '[the expert's] opinion…
Rank this Week: 336

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Amazon’s Latest Trademark Battle: A Race Against “Chime”

    Amazon’s Latest Trademark Battle: A Race Against “Chime”
    Last month, Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) announced a new application, Amazon Chime, for online meetings, including video and voice conferencing, chat, and screen sharing. Amazon Chime will compete against a crowd of other…
  • Mar 22

    Help! Someone Copied My Stuff!

    Help! Someone Copied My Stuff!
    At some point in this digital age, almost every individual or business in the creative space will discover that somebody has copied them. You may see it yourself, or you may get the stomach-dropping “Doesn’t this look an awful lot…
  • Mar 20

    USPTO Pulling Up the Ladder on Picture-Word Equivalency in Assessing Trademark Rights?

    USPTO Pulling Up the Ladder on Picture-Word Equivalency in Assessing Trademark Rights?
    A recent stroll through the Minneapolis skyway and the above construction billboard reminded me that we haven’t discussed the picture-word equivalency doctrine in trademark law for some time. Judging from the supersize nature and…
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Mar 23

    M&A update: Canadian federal budget 2017 tax measure

    M&A update: Canadian federal budget 2017 tax measure
    Yesterday, Budget 2017 was tabled by the Liberal government. While Budget 2016 contained many significant tax changes, Budget 2017 does not. Despite having indicated in its 2015 election platform and in Budget 2016 that the Liberal government…
  • Mar 23

    New cybersecurity requirements for DFS-regulated entitie

    New cybersecurity requirements for DFS-regulated entitie
    New cybersecurity requirements for Department of Financial Services (DFS)-regulated entities took effect on March 1, 2017. The New York DFS created these requirements in response to recent or potential threats to sensitive electronic…
  • Mar 21

    Trends in U.S. post-deal litigation

    Trends in U.S. post-deal litigation
    As we reported in 2014, United States post-deal litigation became more of a rule than an exception in the early-to-mid 2010s, with over 95% of M&A transactions attracting litigation. In many cases, a single deal could result in multiple…
Rank this Week: 255

FPC Review

FPC Review

By Martin Wilming. Reviews / summarizes all decisions issued by the Swiss Federal Patent Court.

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • Mar 23

    Confirmed in main proceedings re Pemetrexed: The counterion matters!

    Confirmed in main proceedings re Pemetrexed: The counterion matters!
    Case No. O2015_004 ¦ Decision of 09 March 2017 ¦ “Pemetrexed: Feststellungsklage auf Nichtverletzung gutgeheissen, Bindung an Einschränkung im Erteilungsverfahren”… read more
  • Mar 22

    The Annual report of the Federal Patent Court: 2016 in a nutshell

    The Annual report of the Federal Patent Court: 2016 in a nutshell
    The official Annual Report 2016 of the FPC has been published earlier this week. It comes along with an official Executive Summary as follows (emphasis added): Compared to the previous year,… read more
  • Mar 7

    It’s just not the right time …

    It’s just not the right time …
    Case No. O2016_012 ¦ Decision of 22 February 2017 (excerpt) ¦ “Rechtliches Gehör, unbedingtes Replikrecht, Prozessleitung, Waffengleichheit” This procedural order… read more
Rank this Week: 2072

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Mar 23

    Warnung: Gefälschte Filesharing-Abmahnungen im Namen von Schutt, Waetke Rechtsanwälte

    Warnung: Gefälschte Filesharing-Abmahnungen im Namen von Schutt, Waetke Rechtsanwälte
    Seit Mitte März 2017 werden E-Mail-Massenabmahnungen scheinbar im Namen der Anwaltskollegen von Schutt, Waetke Rechtsanwälte im Auftrage von Adobe versendet. Die Abmahnungen aus Deutschland stammen aber nicht von den…
  • Mar 20

    Warnung: Gefälschte Rechnungen nach Markenhinterlegung

    Warnung: Gefälschte Rechnungen nach Markenhinterlegung
    Wer Marken hinterlegt, muss mit Registerbetrug nach folgendem Muster rechnen: Kaum wurde die Hinterlegung einer neuen Marke im schweizerischen Markenregister veröffentlicht, erhält man eine Rechnung, die scheinbar zur…
  • Mar 18

    Digital Shift: Smart Contracts, Vertrauen und Code ≠ Law

    Digital Shift: Smart Contracts, Vertrauen und Code ≠ Law
    Bei Digital Shift, dem schweizerischen Diskussionsforum für digitale Transformation, stand kürzlich das Themenfeld rund um Blockchain, Smart Contracts und Vertrauen auf dem Programm. Meine Ausführungen zu den rechtlichen…
Rank this Week: 2493

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Mar 23

    Automatic Paraphrasing: A Problem for Academia?

    Automatic Paraphrasing: A Problem for Academia?
    A recent paper highlighted the rising threat of automated paraphrasing services. But how serious is that threat both to students and plagiarism enforcement? The post Automatic Paraphrasing: A Problem for Academia? appeared first on Plagiarism…
  • Mar 23

    3 Count: Supreme Cheerleading

    3 Count: Supreme Cheerleading
    US Supreme Court rules you can protect cheerleading uniform elements, it also applies its laches argument to patent cases and other news! The post 3 Count: Supreme Cheerleading appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Mar 22

    The Irredeemable Benny Johnson

    The Irredeemable Benny Johnson
    Benny Johnson, best known for having been fired from Buzzfeed for plagiarism, is in the news again, this time for a different ethical violation. The post The Irredeemable Benny Johnson appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 146

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 4032

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/
  • Mar 23

    Updated free tool for tracking the status of any trademark application or registration: sofTMware

    Updated free tool for tracking the status of any trademark application or registration: sofTMware
    I have recently updated the site for sofTMware.com®.  Using a cloud-based secure website, sofTMware allows users, law firms, and businesses to: Receive daily email reports featuring any USPTO status changes to monitored records…
  • Mar 21

    New York City coffee shops- a photo trademark journal

    New York City coffee shops- a photo trademark journal
    This comes as no surprise, but on a recent trip to New York, I couldn’t help but notice that there are a plethora of coffee shops in each neighborhood. And not just Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts and other chains. There are tons of…
  • Mar 16

    Creative brand names abound, even though it seems hard to create one

    Creative brand names abound, even though it seems hard to create one
    I speak with business owners all the time who are in the midst of searching for a new name for their new product or service or business. It always seems so difficult to be creative and find a name that is a “home run” –…
Rank this Week: 4051

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 206

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/
  • Mar 23

    Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter?

    Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter?
    J. Maria Glover, A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 221 (2017).Sergio J. CamposOftentimes when we call a thing someone’s “property,” we do so to invoke a very specific picture of the owner’s rights…
  • Mar 22

    Bylaws, Politics, and the Institutional Structure of Delaware Corporate Law

    Bylaws, Politics, and the Institutional Structure of Delaware Corporate Law
    David Skeel, The Bylaw Puzzle in Delaware Corporate Law, 72 Bus. Law. 1 (2016/2017), available at SSRN.Christopher M. BrunerAlthough corporate bylaws are, by and large, the mundane and technical instruments of day-to-day governance that most…
  • Mar 21

    The New Institutionalism in Contract Scholarship

    The New Institutionalism in Contract Scholarship
    Matthew Jennejohn, The Private Order of Innovation Networks, 68 Stan. L. Rev. 281 (2016), available at SSRN.Robert ScottRelational contract scholarship is at a pivot point. On the one hand, the relationalist revival that has dominated…
Rank this Week: 670

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: 2830

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Mar 22

    Bayer CropScience AG and Bayer S.A.S. v. Dow Agrosciences LLC (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    Bayer CropScience AG and Bayer S.A.S. v. Dow Agrosciences LLC (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, in Bayer CropScience AG and Bayer S.A.S. v. Dow Agrosciences LLC, the Federal Circuit determined that the District Court for the District of Delaware did not abuse its discretion in determining that, under the…
  • Mar 21

    SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC (2017)

    SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC (2017)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The U.S. Supreme Court overturned another Federal Circuit decision today (this one having been decided en banc by the appellate court), in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC. The outcome…
  • Mar 20

    PTAB Life Sciences Report -- Part IV

    PTAB Life Sciences Report -- Part IV
    By John Cravero and Richard Martin -- About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each month we will report on developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Smith & Nephew, Inc. v. ConforMIS, Inc. PTAB Petition: IPR2017-00510; filed…
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Mar 22

    Mental Steps Override Novelty in Patent-Eligibility Analysi

    Mental Steps Override Novelty in Patent-Eligibility Analysi
    The Federal Circuit has upheld the patent-ineligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 of all claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,614,710, directed to “a method for deriving a pixel color in a graphic image.” Coffelt v. NVIDIA Corp., No.…
  • Mar 20

    Written Description Requirement Met by Original Claim

    Written Description Requirement Met by Original Claim
    Claims included in an original patent application are part of the written description, which is why the Federal Circuit reversed a summary judgment that claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,947,882 were invalid for lack of written description support…
  • Mar 19

    CAFC: Claim Reciting “Near” Displays of Data Not Indefinite

    CAFC: Claim Reciting “Near” Displays of Data Not Indefinite
    A patent claim that recited displaying one set of information “near” another set of information was not thereby rendered indefinite, the Federal Circuit has held in Mentor Graphics Corp. v. EVE-USA, Inc., Nos. 2015-1470,…
Rank this Week: 3642

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Mar 22

    Millions of Papers, Papers for Me

    Millions of Papers, Papers for Me
    Stuck in the 19th Century, the Federal Circuit Rule 30(a) requires appellants to submit six paper copies of the appendix to the briefs. In a recent filing, pro se appellant Urvashi Bhagat asked the court to waive this…
  • Mar 22

    Lexmark Oral Arguments: A Boon to the Sticker Industry?

    Lexmark Oral Arguments: A Boon to the Sticker Industry?
    by Dennis Crouch This is a follow-up on my earlier post on the oral arguments here: The Cost of Getting the Law Right On March 21, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the patent exhaustion case captioned Impression Prods., Inc. v.…
  • Mar 22

    Supreme Court Cheers on Copyright Separability

    Supreme Court Cheers on Copyright Separability
    by Dennis Crouch Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands (Supreme Court 2017) In a new Copyright decision, the Supreme Court has modified the doctrine of separability that allows for copyright of works of authorship associated with useful…
Rank this Week: 2712

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
  • Mar 22

    What’s in a name? How to protect yourself if your name is your personal brand

    What’s in a name? How to protect yourself if your name is your personal brand
    Cher, Prince, Oprah, Bono – all of these celebrities have one thing in common – the capacity to be recognised by nothing more than a single name. For businesses which are built on the success of a personal brand, a name can be a…
  • Mar 7

    Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s IP system

    Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s IP system
    The Inquiry Report into Intellectual Property Arrangements recently published by the Productivity Commission (Report) argues that Australia’s IP system is weighted too heavily in favour of rights holders and against the interests of the…
  • Mar 6

    Protecting Australian brands in China

    Protecting Australian brands in China
    Summary China continues to emerge as one of the most important intellectual property (IP) destinations for Australians, having overtaken the US and New Zealand as Australia’s predominant destination market for Australian trade marks…
Rank this Week: 374

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    What’s in a name? How to protect yourself if your name is your personal brand

    What’s in a name? How to protect yourself if your name is your personal brand
    Cher, Prince, Oprah, Bono – all of these celebrities have one thing in common – the capacity to be recognised by nothing more than a single name. For businesses which are built on the success of a personal brand, a name can be a…
  • Mar 7

    Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s IP system

    Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s IP system
    The Inquiry Report into Intellectual Property Arrangements recently published by the Productivity Commission (Report) argues that Australia’s IP system is weighted too heavily in favour of rights holders and against the interests of the…
  • Mar 6

    Protecting Australian brands in China

    Protecting Australian brands in China
    Summary China continues to emerge as one of the most important intellectual property (IP) destinations for Australians, having overtaken the US and New Zealand as Australia’s predominant destination market for Australian trade marks…
Rank this Week: 1905

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/
  • Mar 22

    Shzoom Requests the Federal Circuit Reissue Trading Technologies as Precedential Opinion

    Shzoom Requests the Federal Circuit Reissue Trading Technologies as Precedential Opinion
    On January 18, 2017 the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Trading Technologies Int’l., Inc. v. CQG, Inc., its first decision finding a user interface to be patent eligible subject matter. The court designated the opinion as…
  • Mar 16

    AliceStorm Update February 2017

    AliceStorm Update February 2017
    by Robert R. Sachs As many of my readers noticed, I didn't publish any of my own blogs in January and February. As it turned out, I suffered from a peculiar form of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), what I would call SMIAD: Subject Matter…
  • Jan 30

    Surviving Alice in the Finance Art

    Surviving Alice in the Finance Art
    By Mark Nowotarski The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank (“Alice”)[i] has had a dramatic impact on the allowability of computer implemented inventions, especially in the finance arts (e.g. insurance, banking,…
Rank this Week: 5184

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Mar 22

    R.I.P. Conceptual Separability Test

    R.I.P. Conceptual Separability Test
    The Supreme Court held on March 22, 2017 that a feature incorporated into the design of a useful article is eligible for copyright protection “if, when identified and imagined apart from the useful article, it would qualify as a…
  • Mar 22

    Interested in EU copyright and wish to discuss it in Florence? Here's the event for you

    Interested in EU copyright and wish to discuss it in Florence? Here's the event for you
    Copyright + Florence = ♥As previously reported on The IPKat, there is an event that is taking place next month and will be of interest to 1709 Blog readers. Entitled 'European copyright - quo vadis?', this 2-day…
  • Mar 21

    Wish to discuss GS Media and linking?

    Wish to discuss GS Media and linking?
    Well, who could possibly reply 'no' to such a question?!?If you are in London in the evening of Tuesday, 28 March, then you may want to attend the new event organised by TIPLO (The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation), to which I…
Rank this Week: 660

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Mar 22

    Supreme Court: useful articles such as clothing can include copyrightable element

    Supreme Court: useful articles such as clothing can include copyrightable element
    A new Supreme Court decision helps to clarify the extent to which copyright law can protect design elements of a useful article, such as an article of clothing. The Copyright Act states that “useful articles” are generally not…
  • Mar 17

    Can a patent expire before it issues?

    Can a patent expire before it issues?
      In certain situations, yes.  Ordinarily, the term of a patent begins on the grant date and ends twenty years after the filing date of the patent. If the patent claims priority to an earlier-filed nonprovisional patent…
  • Feb 13

    Are you using your trademark with ALL of the goods and services listed in your trademark application?

    Are you using your trademark with ALL of the goods and services listed in your trademark application?
    On January 19, 2017, the USPTO published a final rule that would allow the USPTO to verify whether trademark holders are using a trademark with all of the goods and services listed in the trademark application or registration. However, the…
Rank this Week: 2064

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Mar 22

    The Legislative History of NEA and NEH

    The Legislative History of NEA and NEH
    Art like life should be free, since both are experimental. ~George Santayana By Emily Lanza* On March 16, 2017, the President of the United States announced his proposed budget for 2018, which outlines his plans to eliminate the National…
  • Mar 15

    Book Review: “Art and Business: Transactions in Art & Cultural Property” (2016)

    Book Review: “Art and Business: Transactions in Art & Cultural Property” (2016)
    By Marine Leclinche* With every new publication on the subject of art law we are pleased to note the developments and growth of the field, as well as acknowledge new authors tackling the subject. In his introduction, to Art and…
  • Feb 10

    WYWH: Introduction to Estate Planning for Artists in “Your Art Will Outlive You”

    WYWH: Introduction to Estate Planning for Artists in “Your Art Will Outlive You”
      By Heather DeSerio The subject of what life keeps in store for artists’ legacy when they are no longer around to protect their works is of increasing interest to auction houses, galleries, heirs and artists themselves. On…
Rank this Week: 3121

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Mar 22

    Celebrating Women of Innovation

    Celebrating Women of Innovation
    A post about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce Women inventors and scientists have made lasting contributions to our nation’s history, but why is it that many people are unable to name one female inventor, but can easily…
  • Mar 13

    2017 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

    2017 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
    Guest blog by Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld Recently, the National Inventors Hall of Fame, in partnership with the USPTO, announced the 2017 National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees. These visionary inventors each patented…
  • Jan 12

    More new ways to explore patent data

    More new ways to explore patent data
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Making patent data accessible to the public has been a cornerstone of this agency’s policy since its inception. I’m pleased…
Rank this Week: 578

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

Focuses on sharing news, information and resources about copyright and trademark law, privacy and security issues, contracts, including Terms of Use and license agreements, as well as caselaw, law suits and new legislation that could impact IP laws in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
  • Mar 22

    The US Supreme Court ruled today that designs of & on useful...

    The US Supreme Court ruled today that designs of & on useful...
    The US Supreme Court ruled today that designs of & on useful articles clothing can be copyrightable - but clothing itself is and remains a useful article, and is not copyrightable. The #copyright protection only exists if the…
  • Feb 22

    transformativeworks: The OTW is recruiting Fanlore Staffers and...

    transformativeworks: The OTW is recruiting Fanlore Staffers and...
    transformativeworks: The OTW is recruiting Fanlore Staffers and AO3 Tag Wranglers. Learn more and apply here: https://goo.gl/kagfCn
  • Feb 22

    Public Knowledge has released this magically adorable video to...

    Public Knowledge has released this magically adorable video to...
    Public Knowledge has released this magically adorable video to celebrate Fair Use Week - you can learn copyright policy to the tune of Let It Go - all thanks to parody law and fair use!
Rank this Week: 1121

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/
  • Mar 22

    How to buy physical goods using Bitcoin with improved security and privacy

    How to buy physical goods using Bitcoin with improved security and privacy
    Bitcoin has found success as a decentralized digital currency, but it is only one step toward decentralized digital commerce. Indeed, creating decentralized marketplaces and mechanisms is a nascent and active area of research. In a new paper,…
  • Mar 8

    Pragmatic advice for buying “Internet of Things” device

    Pragmatic advice for buying “Internet of Things” device
    We’re hearing an increasing amount about security flaws in “Internet of Things” devices, such as a “messaging” teddy bear with poor security or perhaps Samsung televisions being hackable to become snooping…
  • Feb 28

    How the Politics of Encryption Affects Government Adoption

    How the Politics of Encryption Affects Government Adoption
    I wrote yesterday about reports that people in the White House are using encrypted communication apps more often, and why that might be. Today I want to follow up by talking about how the politics of encryption might affect government…
Rank this Week: 236

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/
  • Mar 22

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline
    Do you know what upcoming FCC filing deadlines early April through early May apply to you? We do. Note our list is not comprehensive. Other proceedings may apply to you. Please do not hesitate to contact FHH if you have any…
  • Mar 21

    FCC to Expand Channel Sharing Options for Post-Auction Repack

    FCC to Expand Channel Sharing Options for Post-Auction Repack
    To spur participation in its incentive auction, the FCC early on adopted rules allowing full-power and Class A television licensees to share a single TV channel. That gave them an option to sell their spectrum to the Commission while also…
  • Mar 17

    Drones for Tower Inspections? Lookout for FAA Regulation

    Drones for Tower Inspections? Lookout for FAA Regulation
    FAA Waivers May Be Required Last summer, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued its first regulations allowing commercial flights of small unmanned aircraft (sUAS, colloquially known as drones). As we reported, those rules place a…
Rank this Week: 799

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
Rank this Week: 258

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: 4683