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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
  • May 26

    A Bad Broadband Market Begs for Net Neutrality Protection

    A Bad Broadband Market Begs for Net Neutrality Protection
    Anyone who has spent hours on the phone with their cable company can tell you that in the broadband market, the customer is not always right. When it comes to Internet access wired into your home, the major ISPs like Comcast, Charter, and…
  • May 24

    Diego Gomez Finally Cleared of Criminal Charges for Sharing Research

    Diego Gomez Finally Cleared of Criminal Charges for Sharing Research
    In 2011, Colombian graduate student Diego Gomez shared another student’s Master’s thesis with colleagues over the Internet. After a long legal battle, Diego was able to breathe a sigh of relief today as he was cleared of the…
  • May 24

    Book Review: The End of Ownership

    Book Review: The End of Ownership
    In the digital age, a lot depends on whether we actually own our stuff, and who gets to decide that in the first place. In The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Age, Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz walk us through a…
Rank this Week: 684

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • May 26

    TWiL 387: Draco the Dog & Crabbe the Chipmunk

    TWiL 387: Draco the Dog & Crabbe the Chipmunk
    Copyright litigation is killing online bunnies - will PETA step in? Join Denise Howell, Mike Keyes, and Matthew Curtis as we discuss the PATCH Act on the Net Neutrally. Will PayPal convince the courts that we are all in competition? Does the…
  • May 19

    TWiL 386: Is Being Like Wine-Of-Month Club

    TWiL 386: Is Being Like Wine-Of-Month Club
    The NSA and Microsoft gave us WannaCry, but so did people who don't update and patch, and the Shadow Brokers' extortionist Wine-Of-The-Month Club. Denise Howell, Matt Curtis, and Andrew Rossow look at who is responsible, what legal recourse…
  • May 5

    TWiL 385: #Iamashill

    TWiL 385: #Iamashill
    Denise Howell, Mike Keyes, Franklin Graves, and Micah Ascano discuss the Fyre Festival's crash course in how everyone wants to do "influence" marketing but no one knows the law. Can YouTube go from blunt instrument to precision in deciding…
Rank this Week: 336

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • May 26

    Generic Trademark

    Generic Trademark
    Among other things, in order to file and maintain a successful trademark, the trademark cannot be generic. There are five different categories of trademark distinctiveness. In descending order, they are: “fanciful” –…
  • May 22

    Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

    Young Entrepreneur Scholarship
    Camryn Sullivan, a student from Amherst Central High School, isn’t your typical high school senior. She has gained an impressive knowledge in such topics as trademarks, patents, and marketing through personal experience, and this…
  • May 22

    Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

    Young Entrepreneur Scholarship
    Camryn Sullivan, a student from Amherst Central High School, isn’t your typical high school senior. She has gained an impressive knowledge in such topics as trademarks, patents, and marketing through personal experience, and this…
Rank this Week: 621

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Friday Fantasie

    Friday Fantasie
    ICC Intellectual Property Roadmap 2017 | Now availableThe 2017 edition of the ICC Intellectual Property Roadmap is available now!ICC’s flagship IP publication, launched on World Intellectual Property Day, provides a comprehensive and…
  • May 25

    Life as an IP Lawyer: Singapore

    Life as an IP Lawyer: Singapore
    The AmeriKat's professional life, be it on the Kat or sat at her desk litigating her hours away, involves a huge amount of coordination, support and opposition with lawyers from all over the world. One of the IPKat's key objectives is to…
  • May 24

    Big Data, products & processes: being a German patentee in the era of the Rezeptortyrosinkinase decision

    Big Data, products & processes: being a German patentee in the era of the Rezeptortyrosinkinase decision
    The IPKat trying to put his paw on which of the datamay or may not be infringing....Here is a pretty uncontroversial prediction - we are going to see more infringement cases concerning products obtained directly from a patented process where…
Rank this Week: 90

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 52

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.ficlaw.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Managing Breach: What I Think Many Companies Have Yet to Get

    Managing Breach: What I Think Many Companies Have Yet to Get
    I recently spoke on a cybersecurity panel and fielded the same questions people usually want to know from lawyers when it comes to data breaches. What are the damages?  What does an “average” data breach cost?  How can I…
  • May 26

    May 2017 Website Newsletter

    May 2017 Website Newsletter
    On April 3, 2017, Jeff Ireland argued an appeal to the Twelfth District Court of Appeals in Middletown, Ohio, urging reversal of a $43 million jury verdict that had been entered against the client in November 2015. We were not involved in the…
  • May 25

    Ben Dusing’s Client, Former VA Doctor, Pleads Not Guilty

    Ben Dusing’s Client, Former VA Doctor, Pleads Not Guilty
    Dr. Barbara Temeck, the former Chief of Staff at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, who was indicted on May 3 for illegal distribution of a controlled substance, has pleaded not guilty. Her attorney, Ben Dusing, a Partner at the law firm of…
Rank this Week: 3261

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

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

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

    What It Takes to Prove Common Law Right

    What It Takes to Prove Common Law Right
    The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy now has  seventeen years of history. A high percentage of disputes are indefensible and generally undefended. As the history lengthens early registrants of dictionary word-, common…
  • May 16

    Balancing Rights: Mark Owners, Emergent Businesses, and Investor

    Balancing Rights: Mark Owners, Emergent Businesses, and Investor
    Is there any act more primary than naming? It comes before all else and makes possible what follows. For the most part names are drawn from cultural assets: collections of words, geographic locations, family names, etc. They can be valuable,…
  • Apr 28

    Commodifying Words and Letters in the .Com Space

    Commodifying Words and Letters in the .Com Space
    Words (and by extension their constituent letters) are as free to utter and use as is the air sustaining life. No one owns them. There is no toll fee to be paid to dictionary makers who curate them. There are, however, two carve-outs from…
Rank this Week: 522

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • May 26

    Robert Milligan to Present “Trade Secret Mediations in 2017: What You Need to Know” Webinar

    Robert Milligan to Present “Trade Secret Mediations in 2017: What You Need to Know” Webinar
    Robert Milligan, Seyfarth Partner and Co-Chair of the Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes Practice Group, will be a panelist for the “Trade Secret Mediations in 2017: What You Need to Know” webinar presented by The…
  • May 25

    Great Employee or Insider Threat?

    Great Employee or Insider Threat?
    As a special feature of our blog—special guest postings by experts, clients, and other professionals—please enjoy this blog entry from Charlie Platt, a director at iDiscovery Solutions and a Certified Ethical Hacker. He…
  • May 22

    ABA Encourages Encryption of Emails When Transmitting Confidential Client Information

    ABA Encourages Encryption of Emails When Transmitting Confidential Client Information
    In a recent formal Ethics Opinion, the American Bar Association stressed that lawyers must make reasonable efforts to prevent inadvertent or unauthorized access to confidential information relating to the representation of their clients. The…
Rank this Week: 4633

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/
Rank this Week: 1651

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/
  • May 26

    Universitarios del PE de Agricultura UTTECAM crean fungicida y encerador natural para rosa

    Universitarios del PE de Agricultura UTTECAM crean fungicida y encerador natural para rosa
    FUENTE: Asociación Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior, ANUIES, www.anuies.mx La producción de flor ornamental se ha incrementado día con día, siendo la rosa la flor más…
  • May 26

    Buscan patentar concreto mexicano que limpia aire contaminado

    Buscan patentar concreto mexicano que limpia aire contaminado
    Fuente: ANTIMIO CRUZ BUSTAMANTE, Reportero de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación, Revista Digital Mi Patente, antimioadrian@gmail.com, www.mipatente.com Con la asesoría del programa de fomento al patentamiento…
  • May 25

    Equipo del INAOE participará en Torneo Internacional de Robótica

    Equipo del INAOE participará en Torneo Internacional de Robótica
    Por Dalia Patiño González Tonantzintla, Puebla.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Después de completar cinco misiones con éxito con drones autónomos, el equipo QuetzalC++ del Instituto Nacional de…
Rank this Week: 582

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

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

    The Key to the YouTube Advertisement Crisis: an Improved AI

    The Key to the YouTube Advertisement Crisis: an Improved AI
    By Derk Westermeyer A little over 4 years ago, comedian Ethan Klein uploaded his first video on his YouTube Channel, h3h3productions. That video’s premise was about how people use toilet paper. While this type of comedy may not be…
  • May 24

    Conjuring Copyright Protection and Adjudicating Apparitions: Should the Law Consider Ghost Stories Historical Facts?

    Conjuring Copyright Protection and Adjudicating Apparitions: Should the Law Consider Ghost Stories Historical Facts?
    By Daniel Hagen If Warner Bros. fails to prove the existence of ghosts and demons in court, it may have to pay out nearly one billion dollars. Or, at least that’s how the entertainment media has positioned a lawsuit that is currently…
  • May 18

    Grammy Award-Winning Band The Eagles Sues Hotel California

    Grammy Award-Winning Band The Eagles Sues Hotel California
    By Daniel J Goodman Approximately 1,300 miles from a corner in Winslow, Arizona is a hotel in Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico. Its name? Hotel California. One can only assume that it’s a lovely place with plenty of room for all to…
Rank this Week: 626

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: 85

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/
  • May 26

    Small Break for Hobbyist Drone Operators: D.C. Circuit Tosses Aircraft Registration Rule

    Small Break for Hobbyist Drone Operators: D.C. Circuit Tosses Aircraft Registration Rule
    FAA Violated Clear Language of the Law The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit last week, in Taylor v. Huerta, determined that the FAA’s registration rule cannot apply to small unmanned aircraft (aka, sUAVs, or drones)…
  • May 24

    FCC Begins Rollback of Net Neutrality Rule

    FCC Begins Rollback of Net Neutrality Rule
    On May 23, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing the reversal of the agency’s 2015 Title II Order which subjected Internet service providers (ISPs) to regulation as…
  • May 24

    The Commission Extends Transition Progress Reporting Requirement to Non-Reimbursable Station

    The Commission Extends Transition Progress Reporting Requirement to Non-Reimbursable Station
    Last week, the Commission adopted transition progress reporting requirements for broadcast television stations that will be changing channels during the post-incentive auction transition, but that are ineligible for reimbursement from the TV…
Rank this Week: 424

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
  • May 26

    Modern patent practice is all about prior art

    Modern patent practice is all about prior art
    The patent process can be expensive, so the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of money preparing and filing an application when there is “knock-out” prior art easily found that will prevent a patent, or at least make…
  • May 24

    Will the Supreme Court ruling on venue really matter?

    Will the Supreme Court ruling on venue really matter?
    Almost two months ago, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Group Brands LLC. In deciding to hear this patent venue case, the Supreme Court agreed to decide whether 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b) is…
  • May 23

    USPTO undertakes review of PTAB, IPR proceeding

    USPTO undertakes review of PTAB, IPR proceeding
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced that, at the direction of USPTO Director Michelle Lee (shown left), the Office is launching an initiative “to further shape and improve Patent Trial and Appeal…
Rank this Week: 1053

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • May 26

    NATIVE ADVERTISING – 5 TIPS FOR NAVIGATING NATIVE ADVERTISING

    NATIVE ADVERTISING – 5 TIPS FOR NAVIGATING NATIVE ADVERTISING
    By Ann Ford, James Stewart and Naomi Abraham (Washington D.C.) Native advertising, which is an advertisement that follows the natural function and form of the user experience in which it is placed, has captured the attention of the US Federal…
  • May 11

    PRIZE PROMOTIONS AROUND THE WORLD

    PRIZE PROMOTIONS AROUND THE WORLD
    DLA Piper is pleased to announce the launch of Prize Promotions Around the World, an updated version of our previous prize promotions handbook. Prize Promotions Around the World is an online tool designed to assist our clients across the…
  • May 4

    IF YOU CAN’T BEAT THEM, BLOCK THEM. SECTION 115A STRIKES AGAINST PIRACY WEBSITES, THIS TIME FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

    IF YOU CAN’T BEAT THEM, BLOCK THEM. SECTION 115A STRIKES AGAINST PIRACY WEBSITES, THIS TIME FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
    By Rohan Singh, Jessica Noakesmith and Brett Shandler Universal Music Australia Pty Limited v TPG Internet Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 435 (28 April 2017) (Universal Music) Last week in the Federal Court of Australia, over thirty internet service…
Rank this Week: 1431

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • May 26

    UK government urged to make Unitary Patent system come true

    UK government urged to make Unitary Patent system come true
    Industry organization Eurochambres and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) have written a joint letter to UK Business Secretary Greg Clark, calling on the UK government to help ensure that the Unitary Patent system becomes a reality as…
  • May 25

    The Rule of Law, the EPO and the Ugly Writing on the Wall

    The Rule of Law, the EPO and the Ugly Writing on the Wall
    Germany has unfortunately no Fordham conference where an impressive number of eminent IP scholars, judges and practitioners, including even representatives of the EPO, get together once every year to discuss the state of the patent universe…
  • May 24

    Recovering lawyers’ fees in Belgium: Antwerp court beats Mons court to first substantive ruling

    Recovering lawyers’ fees in Belgium: Antwerp court beats Mons court to first substantive ruling
    In last month’s blog about the recovery of legal costs in Belgian IP enforcement proceedings, it was announced that the Mons Court of Appeal would probably be the first Belgian court to hand down a substantive ruling on the consequences…
Rank this Week: 2196

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Fee award justified in case involving fraud on the PTO

    Fee award justified in case involving fraud on the PTO
    Amusement Art, LLC v. Life is Beautiful, LLC, 2017 WL 2259672, No. 2-14-cv-08290(C.D. Cal. May 23, 2017)Initial ruling discussed here.  Defendant LIB hosts the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas, Nevada—an annual event that…
  • May 24

    high-tech look can't fool reasonable consumers about orthotic

    high-tech look can't fool reasonable consumers about orthotic
    Kommer v. Bayer Consumer Health, --- F.Supp.3d ----, 2017 WL 2231162, 16 Civ. 1560 (S.D.N.Y. May 18, 2017)Bayer sells Dr. Scholl’s foot care products, including the Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotics Inserts. In many stores, they…
  • May 22

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce
    Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. v. Scranton Products, Inc., 2017 WL 2126320, No. 14-CV-00853 (M.D. Pa. May 16, 2017)In May 2014 SP sued Bobrick, alleging that it “carefully orchestrated a campaign to scare architects, product…
Rank this Week: 72

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/
  • May 26

    Mylan’s Preliminary Injunction Against Aurobindo Affirmed

    Mylan’s Preliminary Injunction Against Aurobindo Affirmed
    The Eastern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction against Aurobindo in favor of Mylan in the case of Mylan Institutional LLC v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. On appeal at the Federal Ciruit, Aurobindo challenged three district court…
  • May 26

    Federal Circuit Ends Ping-Pong with District Court, Affirming Summary Judgment

    Federal Circuit Ends Ping-Pong with District Court, Affirming Summary Judgment
    This marks the third return to the Federal Circuit of a dispute (the 050 case) between the ArcelorMittal Appellants and the AK Steel Appellees... Overall, the Federal Circuit affirmed the judgment invalidating ArcelorMittal’s reissue…
  • May 26

    Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit on Venue for Patent Infringement Suit

    Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit on Venue for Patent Infringement Suit
    In the U.S. Supreme Court case of TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Grp. Brands LLC, venue in patent infringement cases are governed by 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b), which states that patent infringement suits can be brought in the district where…
Rank this Week: 317

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • May 26

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/26/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/26/17
    BASCA Chair Crispin Hunt: ‘Rules Won’t Break the Internet, They’ll Mend It’ — “YouTube and Facebook were squarely in the sights of Crispin Hunt, chairman of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and…
  • May 19

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/19/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/19/17
    Broadcasters Settle Copyright Dispute With FilmOn — Thus bringing to an end the dispute over whether services retransmitting broadcast television over the internet can avoid negotiating with broadcasters and instead take advantage of…
  • May 12

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/12/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/12/17
    NO, Kodi Users Are Not Risking Ten Years in Prison — Torrentfreak dives into some fact-checking over a provision in the UK’s new Digital Economy Bill. “To fall foul of the new law a user would need to communicate a…
Rank this Week: 383

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 26

    Comcast’s Domain Name Enforcement on the Wrong Turf

    Comcast’s Domain Name Enforcement on the Wrong Turf
    “Our client is . . . prepared to resolve this matter amicably and without pursuing its claims for damages, but only if you immediately comply with its demands.” A common paradox of a form demand letter –…
  • May 25

    “Google” Still Not (Yet) Generic

    “Google” Still Not (Yet) Generic
    Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a significant opinion on the topic of genericness, Elliott v. Google, Inc., No. 15-15809. The opinion affirmed a federal district court’s grant of summary judgment…
  • May 24

    USPTO Proposes Cheaper, Faster Cancellation Option

    USPTO Proposes Cheaper, Faster Cancellation Option
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office register contains a lot of dead weight. In order to obtain a trademark registration and maintain the registration, the owner must use the mark in U.S. interstate commerce (as always, with a few limited…
Rank this Week: 518

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/
  • May 26

    Barcelona reflections after INTA #INTA17

    Barcelona reflections after INTA #INTA17
    Some random thoughts on the way home from Barcelona: Barcelona is a wonderful city. The architecture, views, arts, history, transportation, people, culture, diversity, and food were are noticeable and tremendous. I can’t wait to return…
  • May 25

    Interesting BARCELONA trademarks (a mini INTA guide)

    Interesting BARCELONA trademarks (a mini INTA guide)
    This weekend, the INTA International Trademark Association annual conference kicks off in Barcelona, Spain. Here a some interesting trademarks with a connection to the city of Barcelona (click marks for USPTO records).  –…
  • May 22

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 100

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 100
    Here is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected –…
Rank this Week: 3332

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/
  • May 26

    Inequitable Conduct: Prior Device Material to Method Claim?

    Inequitable Conduct: Prior Device Material to Method Claim?
    A court has struck an inequitable conduct defense as inadequately pled because, said the court, the allegedly withheld prior art directed to a device was not material to a patent claim directed to a method for manufacturing a similar device.…
  • May 24

    IPR Estoppel Regarding Petitioned, Non-Instituted Claim

    IPR Estoppel Regarding Petitioned, Non-Instituted Claim
    A Wisconsin district court held that 35 U.S.C. § 315(e) can estop an accused infringer from challenging a patent claim’s validity when based on a new invalidity theory, even when the PTAB did not institute review of the claim.…
  • May 23

    District Court Construes “Small Quantities” as a Definite Term

    District Court Construes “Small Quantities” as a Definite Term
    The term “small quantities of finely-divided liquid” was construed as being definite under §112, second paragraph, in the Markman order in Ecoservices, LLC v. Certified Aviation Services, LLC (CDCA; Docket CV…
Rank this Week: 1566

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • May 26

    Court May Consider Both Sides’ Conduct in Exceptional Case Analysi

    Court May Consider Both Sides’ Conduct in Exceptional Case Analysi
    Snap-On Inc. v. Robert Bosch LLC, No. 09 C 6914, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 28, 2016) (Shah, J.). Judge Shah denied defendants’ (collectively “Bosch”) 35 USC § 285 motion for attorney’s fees in this patent dispute…
  • May 24

    Filing Patents Does Not Create Jurisdiction Outside of the E.D. Virginia

    Filing Patents Does Not Create Jurisdiction Outside of the E.D. Virginia
    Torrent Pharma. Ltd. V. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., No. 16 C 2988, 3956 & 4876, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jul. 25, 2016) (Pallmeyer, J.). Judge Pallmeyer granted declaratory judgment defendants’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b) motion to dismiss for lack…
  • May 22

    Website Information Can be Reliable Evidence for Prior Patent Use

    Website Information Can be Reliable Evidence for Prior Patent Use
    Peerless Indus., Inc. v. Crimson AV LLC, No. 11 C 1768, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 31, 2017) (Lefkow, J.). Judge Lefkow granted in part plaintiff Peerless’ renewed Fed. R. Civ. P. 50(b) motion for judgment as a matter of law as to…
Rank this Week: 1266

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/
  • May 26

    Unevenly Cooked: Raw Materials and Fair Use

    Unevenly Cooked: Raw Materials and Fair Use
    Andrew Gilden, Raw Materials and the Creative Process, 104 Geo. L.J. 355 (2016).Christopher J. BuccafuscoOver the past decade or two, intellectual property scholars have learned to pay attention to the rhetoric that people use when arguing…
  • May 25

    Studying Specific Performance

    Studying Specific Performance
    Yonathan A. Arbel, Contract Remedies in Action: Specific Performance, 118 W. Va. L. Rev. 100 (2015), available at SSRN.Caprice RobertsParties that have a right to the very thing promised in a contract may opt not to have it delivered by the…
  • May 25

    Unpacking the Shortcomings of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

    Unpacking the Shortcomings of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
    Nora Freeman Engstrom, A Dose of Reality for Specialized Courts: Lessons from the VICP, 163 U. Penn. L. Rev. 1631 (2015).Efthimios ParasidisThe National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 established the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program…
Rank this Week: 981

FPC Review

FPC Review

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

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • May 26

    Bystronic Laser AG ./. Tomologic AB

    Bystronic Laser AG ./. Tomologic AB
    We have reported on this matter already on February 3, 2017 when ex parte interim measures have been denied; see this Blog here. At that time, it has only been an educated guess that Bystronic… read more The post Bystronic…
  • May 11

    Register ban upheld, the crowd of defendants cleared

    Register ban upheld, the crowd of defendants cleared
    Case No. S2017_003 ¦ Decision of 25 April 2017 ¦ “Boucle déployante: mesures provisionnelles” A first decision in this matter was issued on 31 January 2017; see this Blog… read more The post…
  • May 4

    Zurich IP Retreat

    Zurich IP Retreat
    This international retreat is organized by INGRES and ETH Zurich at Seehof Küsnacht Hornweg 28 8700 Küsnacht (ZH) It will be held on September 8-9, 2017 in honor of Dr. Dieter Brändle, the first… read more The post…
Rank this Week: 2281

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: 576

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 25

    Mylan Institutional LLC v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    Mylan Institutional LLC v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Last week, the Federal Circuit reviewed the rare event of a preliminary injunction being granted in a lawsuit over a chemical invention, made rarer still by the evidence of likelihood of success on the merits required…
  • May 24

    WIPO Re:Search Unveils New Strategic Plan for Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases, Malaria, and TB

    WIPO Re:Search Unveils New Strategic Plan for Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases, Malaria, and TB
    By Donald Zuhn -- On Tuesday, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced a new five-year strategic plan for WIPO Re:Search to guide that initiative's activities in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and…
  • May 22

    TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC (2017)

    TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC (2017)
    By Andrew Williams -- Today, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, the Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit and held that the word "resides" in the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b), "refers only to the State…
Rank this Week: 106

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Un lecteur me signale cette belle invention : un vaisseau spatial triangulaire avec des charges linéaires  électrostatiques dans chaque coin, les lignes créant un champ électrique horizontal capable, avec des…
  • May 23

    T260/14 : application de G1/15

    T260/14 : application de G1/15
    Le brevet revendiquait un matériau d'empreinte dentaire comprenant une pâte de base et une pâte catalytique. La pâte de base comprenait au moins un matériau polyéther polymérisable comportant un…
  • May 21

    T540/13 : pas besoin de statuer sur la recevabilité du recour

    T540/13 : pas besoin de statuer sur la recevabilité du recour
    La division d'opposition avait décidé que l'opposition formée par le premier opposant (parmi 3) était irrecevable, et révoqué le brevet. L'opposant 1 avait formé un recours contre le premier…
Rank this Week: 974

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • May 25

    CERN & Co.: 30 Jahre .ch-Domainnamen

    CERN & Co.: 30 Jahre .ch-Domainnamen
    Die länderspezifische Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD) der Schweiz, .ch, gibt es seit 30 Jahren. Die ersten drei Domainnamen waren cern.ch, ethz.ch und switch.ch. In seinem Domainnamenblog hat Thomas Schneider eine lesenswerte…
  • May 21

    Intelligenter Verkehr: Plädoyer für Gemeinfreiheit im digitalen Zeitalter

    Intelligenter Verkehr: Plädoyer für Gemeinfreiheit im digitalen Zeitalter
    An der Universität Basel fand letzte Woche der Law & Robots Workshop 2017 über Datenrechte und Digitalisierung im intelligenten Verkehr der Schweiz statt. Ich war eingeladen worden, ein «Plädoyer…
  • May 15

    Stimmabdruck: 5 Voraussetzungen für die rechtmässige Verwendung

    Stimmabdruck: 5 Voraussetzungen für die rechtmässige Verwendung
    Swisscom und andere Unternehmen identifizieren ihre Kundinnen und Kunden vermehrt über den Stimmabdruck. Swisscom verwendet die Bezeichnung «Voiceprint» und verspricht ein «noch sichereres und einfacheres…
Rank this Week: 2483

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    The future of generic Copaxone?

    The future of generic Copaxone?
    A post concerning future generic "Copaxone" at raps.org beginsGeneric versions of Teva's multi-billion-dollar per year multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone (glatiramer) are coming, but a closer look at which competitor might win the coveted…
  • May 24

    CAFC discusses written description in Rivera v. ITC

    CAFC discusses written description in Rivera v. ITC
    Rivera appealed an adverse ITC decision in the technical realm ofSingle Service Beverage Brewers.The CAFC affirmed a finding of invalidity through lack of written description:The Commission and Solofill respond that the broaderdefinition of a…
  • May 24

    CAFC vacates TTAB because of an analysis of the "fame" factor which was "contrary to law"

    CAFC vacates TTAB because of an analysis of the "fame" factor which was "contrary to law"
    Joseph Phelps Vineyards, LLC (“Vineyards”) has producedand sold wines bearing the trademark INSIGNIAsince 1978, and brought a cancellation proceeding againstFairmont Holdings, LLC (“Fairmont”) whoreceived federal…
Rank this Week: 32

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • May 25

    Ninth Circuit Held: GOOGLE Not Generic For Internet Search Engine

    Ninth Circuit Held: GOOGLE Not Generic For Internet Search Engine
    David Elliot (“Plaintiff” or “Elliot”) filed an action in the Arizona District Court (later joined by Chris Gillespie), petitioning for cancellation of the GOOGLE trademark, claiming that it evolved into a generic…
  • May 15

    Does Trademark PA’DENTRO (liquor) Cause A Likelihood Of Confusion With ADENTRO (wine)?

    Does Trademark PA’DENTRO (liquor) Cause A Likelihood Of Confusion With ADENTRO (wine)?
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) decided this appeal a few days ago. The Board determined that the trademark PA’DENTRO when used in connection with liquor and liqueurs namely tequila, resembles the…
  • Apr 26

    Why Supplemental Registrations Are Difficult To Utilize Offensively

    Why Supplemental Registrations Are Difficult To Utilize Offensively
    This week I addressed one issue repeatedly with prospective clients and the dialogue prompted me to write this blog. Generally, trademark attorneys counsel clients to avoid descriptive marks that will register on the Supplemental Register.…
Rank this Week: 2893

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
  • May 25

    We Have a License to Use the Work

    We Have a License to Use the Work
    No scuffle here. Jeff Koons has licensed the rights to the Seated Ballerina.
  • May 25

    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
    Gardner Museum Doubles Reward for Recovery of Stolen Masterpieces.
  • May 19

    Is Projecting Anti-Trump Texts Onto Trump Hotel Walls Trespass?

    Is Projecting Anti-Trump Texts Onto Trump Hotel Walls Trespass?
    Legal scholar Eugene Volokh says, “It turns out that the answer is probably not.” And what about projecting anti-Islam, pro-life, anti-gay, anti-semitic, or pro-cop texts? Probably still the same answer. But, asks the eminent…
Rank this Week: 561

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 25

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain
    Gene Quinn: SCOTUS Reverses Federal Circuit In TC Heartland Shawn Knight: Apple And Nokia Settle Intellectual Property Dispute Vera Ranieri: No Evidence That “Stronger” Patents Will Mean More Innovation Donald Zuhn: Biscotti v.…
  • May 25

    Chisum on IPR Initiation

    Chisum on IPR Initiation
    In an email distribution regarding their upcoming Chisum Patent Academy, Don Chisum and Janice Mueller opine on the upcoming Supreme Court case of SAS v. Lee. They write: The Court will address, at least indirectly, the PTO’s…
  • May 24

    PBS News Hour on Patent Troll

    PBS News Hour on Patent Troll
Rank this Week: 170

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • May 25

    Parent and Subsidiary – Who Owns What?

    Parent and Subsidiary – Who Owns What?
    I am writing this post about parent and subsidiary ownership because of a question that I answered recently on Quora and a similar question that a prospective client posed to me. (Please see Can an LLC allocate ownership to individuals…
  • Feb 6

    Consumer Review Protection Now Part of Federal Law

    Consumer Review Protection Now Part of Federal Law
    Consumer review protection now is part of federal law. Specifically, in December 2016, Congress passed, and then-President Obama signed, the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016, 15 USC Section 45b. Interestingly, this law has some…
  • Dec 23

    Constructive Notice Makes Sense – Here’s Why

    Constructive Notice Makes Sense – Here’s Why
    This post is about a legal concept, constructive notice. Its origin is a Quora answer that I provided. Please see If nobody reads the Terms of Service then how can they legally be acceptable as a disclaimer? Requiring that Terms Be…
Rank this Week: 1048

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 1402

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • May 25

    PayPal Claims Trademark Infringement Over the Pandora App Logo

    PayPal Claims Trademark Infringement Over the Pandora App Logo
    IPNews® - PayPal, the online payment company, is suing online streaming music company Pandora for trademark infringement.   PayPal claims that Pandora’s new P logo, which it uses for its app, is confusing consumers between the…
  • May 18

    Conan O'Brien "Joke" Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Proceeds to Trial

    Conan O'Brien "Joke" Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Proceeds to Trial
    IPNews® - Late Night Television Host Conan O’Brien has been accused of stealing jokes by freelance comedy writer Robert “Alex” Kaseberg.   The jokes were posted to Kaseberg’s twitter account, and then shortly…
  • May 10

    Eminem Sues New Zealand Governing Body for Copyright Infringement

    Eminem Sues New Zealand Governing Body for Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - Detroit based rap star, Eminem, is suing the current ruling party of New Zeland for copyright infringement.   Eminem claims that the National Party used a backtrack in its campaign ad that is clearly a rip off of his…
Rank this Week: 3995

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/
  • May 25

    How a Chipmunk Emoji Cost an Israeli Texter $2,200

    How a Chipmunk Emoji Cost an Israeli Texter $2,200
    by Gabriella Ziccarelli and Eric Goldman [Eric’s introduction: Gabriella is a star SCU Law alum and an associate at Blank Rome in DC. She is also a former Internet Law student of mine. As a teacher, it’s…
  • May 18

    Facebook Defeats Lawsuit Over Material Support for Terrorists–Cohen v. Facebook

    Facebook Defeats Lawsuit Over Material Support for Terrorists–Cohen v. Facebook
    We’ve seen a cluster of lawsuits against social media sites based on their alleged provision of material support to terrorists. The first substantive ruling–in Fields v. Twitter, now on appeal to the Ninth Circuit–was a…
  • May 17

    Revisiting the Discoverability of Facebook Account Activity–Gordon v. TGR

    Revisiting the Discoverability of Facebook Account Activity–Gordon v. TGR
    The facts of this case are fairly typical. The plaintiff was hit by a truck. She sued the truck company and driver. In discovery, the defendants requested that she “download and produce an electronic copy of your Facebook account…
Rank this Week: 60

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Summary of the FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom NPRM

    Summary of the FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom NPRM
                With the election of President Donald Trump and the appointment of Ajit Pai as FCC Chairman, muscular network neutrality rules soon will evaporate as the Commission reverts to…
  • May 19

    Hidden in Plain Sight: FCC Chairman Pai’s Strategy to Further Concentrate the U.S. Wireless Marketplace

    Hidden in Plain Sight: FCC Chairman Pai’s Strategy to Further Concentrate the U.S. Wireless Marketplace
              While couched in noble terms of promoting competition, innovation and freedom, the FCC soon will combine two initiatives that will enhance the likelihood that Sprint and TMobile will stop operating as…
  • May 9

    FCC Chairman Pai's Results-Driven Decision Making

    FCC Chairman Pai's Results-Driven Decision Making
    Hello All:In a contribution to The Hill, I take issue with FCC's Chairman Pai's commitment to sound economics and empirical fact finding even as he engineers results-driven outcomes.  See…
Rank this Week: 2050

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: 3872

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/
  • May 25

    M&A trends: augmented and virtual reality

    M&A trends: augmented and virtual reality
    Since Facebook’s $3 billion acquisition of Oculus VR – a company that develops and manufactures virtual reality headsets – augmented and virtual reality technology has become a major topic of discussion in the M&A world.…
  • May 23

    M&A trends and how to add value in medtech deal

    M&A trends and how to add value in medtech deal
    It is well documented that the medical technology (MedTech) industry has been one of the fastest growing sectors in North America over the past several years. In Ontario alone, there are currently 24,000 employees and over 1,300 companies…
  • May 18

    True sales: a refresher

    True sales: a refresher
    Securitization remains an important tool for companies to realize value from future payment streams and raise financing, typically at a better cost of funds than the interest expense associated with a corporate loan or bond. While there are…
Rank this Week: 1463

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
  • May 25

    MBBP Clients Included in MassChallenge 2017 Startup Cla

    MBBP Clients Included in MassChallenge 2017 Startup Cla
    Firm clients DropZone for Veterans and Skelmet are among the 128 startups that will be a part of this year’s MassChallenge Boston accelerator program. MassChallenge helps the world’s highest-impact and highest-potential startups…
  • May 11

    Howard Zaharoff Co-Chairing 2017 MCLE Annual IP Law Conference

    Howard Zaharoff Co-Chairing 2017 MCLE Annual IP Law Conference
    As in previous years, intellectual property attorney Howard Zaharoff will co-chair MCLE’s 20th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference 2017. The conference will cover various intellectual property topics, including IP litigation,…
  • May 8

    Lisa Warren Moderating Panel at Northeastern University School of Law 2017 Women in the Law Conference

    Lisa Warren Moderating Panel at Northeastern University School of Law 2017 Women in the Law Conference
    Don’t miss Lisa Warren next Friday, May 19 at the Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL) 2017 Women in the Law Conference. Lisa will moderate the panel “Unlocking the Mysteries of the ‘New Girl’ Network“,…
Rank this Week: 1088

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • May 25

    Attribution and Citation on Twitter

    Attribution and Citation on Twitter
    Twitter is best known for its 140 character limit and rapid-fire tirades. However, it also has a rich and evolving approach to attribution. The post Attribution and Citation on Twitter appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • May 24

    3 Count: Wargaming

    3 Count: Wargaming
    Disney files motion to dismiss in Zootopia case, former Chinese student files lawsuit against his alma mater and World of Takes maker apologizes to YouTuber. The post 3 Count: Wargaming appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • May 23

    Review: A Fragile Trust

    Review: A Fragile Trust
    There’s not much left that can be said about the Jayson Blair scandal. The New York Times, the paper where Blair worked, spent more than 7,000 words on it in the immediate aftermath. Jayson Blair wrote a critically and…
Rank this Week: 386

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • May 25

    Washington State’s Efforts to Reform Its Noncompete Law

    Washington State’s Efforts to Reform Its Noncompete Law
    Photo credit below As more people flowed from to Washington from California than anywhere else in the country (thank you William Molinski and Andrew Arranger of Orrik), Washington has over the past few years introduced various bills…
  • May 22

    Texas Updates Its Uniform Trade Secrets Act

    Texas Updates Its Uniform Trade Secrets Act
      On May 19, 2017, Texas passed An Act Relating to the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The Act defines “clear and convincing” (which is the standard for showing willfulness under the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act…
  • Apr 22

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017 (Updated)

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017 (Updated)
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
Rank this Week: 4890

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/
  • May 25

    Trade Marks - The KitKat Appeal: How does a Shape Mark acquire Distinctiveness?

    Trade Marks - The KitKat Appeal: How does a Shape Mark acquire Distinctiveness?
    Jane Lambert Société Des Produits Nestlé SA v Cadbury UK Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 358 (17 May 2017) Unregistered design right subsists for no more than 15 years. A design registration for only 25. But a trade mark registration can last…
  • Apr 27

    Protecting FinTech Innovation

    Protecting FinTech Innovation
    An early form of FinTech Photo HBSource Wikipedia Jane Lambert A lot of money is going into FinTech (financial services technology) in this country and overseas nowadays including accelerator programmes promoted by…
  • Apr 24

    Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill

    Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill
    Houses of Parliament Source Wikipedia Jane Lambert The action arising from groundless threats has been one of the most perplexing features of our intellectual property law both for foreign owners of IPR in this country…
Rank this Week: 1303

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 151