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Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 22

    PLI Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop

    PLI Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop
    Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be holding its "Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2017: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing" on July 25-26, 2017 in New York, NY, on August 17-18, 2017 in San Francisco, CA, and on September 12-13,…
  • Jul 22

    BCP Customer Partnership Meeting

    BCP Customer Partnership Meeting
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be holding its next biotechnology/chemical/pharmaceutical (BCP) customer partnership meeting on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. The upcoming BCP meeting will also be a Bicoastal BCP (BCBCP) event, with the…
  • Jul 22

    IPO Webinar on Inevitable Disclosure under Defend Trade Secrets Act

    IPO Webinar on Inevitable Disclosure under Defend Trade Secrets Act
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Inevitable Disclosure, the DTSA, and Avoiding Contamination" on July 27, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Bret Cohen of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris; Ken…
Rank this Week: 66

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/
  • Jul 22

    Convocatoria al Premio ILCE-Sinadep a las Prácticas Docentes Innovadoras en Iberoamérica y el Caribe

    Convocatoria al Premio ILCE-Sinadep a las Prácticas Docentes Innovadoras en Iberoamérica y el Caribe
    Por Mercedes López Ciudad de México.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- El Instituto Latinoamericano de la Comunicación Educativa (ILCE) y la Fundación para el Desarrollo Educativo de la Investigación y…
  • Jul 22

    Turismo científico: conocimiento bajo el sol

    Turismo científico: conocimiento bajo el sol
    Por Joel Cosío La Paz, Baja California Sur.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Un grupo de investigadores de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur (UABCS) analiza la posible implementación de…
  • Jul 22

    Nanotecnología en la nueva carrera espacial

    Nanotecnología en la nueva carrera espacial
    Por Francisco Moisés García Ciudad de México.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- La nanotecnología es un área técnica cuyas implicaciones empiezan a verse reflejadas en una amplia variedad de…
Rank this Week: 266

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    In memoriam of Kenneth Jay Lane: "My designs are all original"; original from someone"

    In memoriam of Kenneth Jay Lane: "My designs are all original"; original from someone"
    Fakes and imitations have long held a fascination in the world of creation, not always pejoratively. This Kat remembers his notion of what is "genuine" being challenged in 1990 by an iconic exhibition presented by The British Museum,…
  • Jul 22

    What can the possible implications of the CJEU Pirate Bay decision be? A new paper

    What can the possible implications of the CJEU Pirate Bay decision be? A new paper
    As this blog reported, on 14 June last the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its much-awaited judgmentin Stichting Brein v Ziggo BV and XS4All Internet BV, C-610/15 (the ‘Pirate Bay’ case).There, the…
  • Jul 21

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat Last Week!

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat Last Week!
    Dear IPKat followers, if you could not make time for your small IP doses last week, you don’t have to worry! The 156th edition of Never Too Late is here to give you your weekly dose of IP in one go!We started the week quite glamorously…
Rank this Week: 338

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jul 22

    Coined term do not transform an abstract idea into patent eligible subject matter

    Coined term do not transform an abstract idea into patent eligible subject matter
    Background of Section 101 or patent eligibility issue Ever since Alice (2014), the USPTO and the courts have to a large extent invalidated software patents.  Also, the USPTO has had a significantly lower than average patent allowance…
  • Jul 17

    Transitional phrase in a claim determines scope of patent protection

    Transitional phrase in a claim determines scope of patent protection
    A patent claim has three major sections, namely, a preamble, a transitional phrase and a body.  The body of the claim contains the elements which define the scope of patent protection as defined by that claim. The transitional phrase…
  • Jun 17

    Patent based injunction granted due to reputational harm

    Patent based injunction granted due to reputational harm
    I.  Preliminary injunction background An issued patent provides its owner the right to exclude or stop others from competing against the patented invention.  However, that right has been weakened in that it is much harder to…
Rank this Week: 840

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1560

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
  • Jul 22

    Cady Noland Sues Collector, Art Advisor and Two Gallerie

    Cady Noland Sues Collector, Art Advisor and Two Gallerie
    Noland, not one to shy from a legal fight, filed suit alleging her VARA and copyrights to her sculptural art work, Log Cabin (1990).  
  • Jul 20

    Unofficial Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné Addendum Released

    Unofficial Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné Addendum Released
    According to the website, the addendum “focuses exclusively on genuine paintings that, for various reasons, were not included in the official Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné.” The website also states that the goal of the…
  • Jul 20

    Lygia Pape’s Daughter Claims LG Stole Mother’s Images to Promote Mobile Phone

    Lygia Pape’s Daughter Claims LG Stole Mother’s Images to Promote Mobile Phone
    Paula Pape, daughter of Brazilian artist Lygia Pape (1927-2004, currently exhibiting at the Met Breuer), is suing LG Electronics, Inc., alleging that LG is using copies of Lygia Pape’s 2003 sculpture Tteia 1, C in packaging materials,…
Rank this Week: 446

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/
  • Jul 22

    Learning from common patent application mistakes by inventor

    Learning from common patent application mistakes by inventor
    The goal in a patent application is to provide a full, clear, and exact description of the invention in a way that particularly points out and distinctly identifies what the inventor believes he or she has invented and wants the patent to…
  • Jul 22

    The PTAB: Number One Enemy of Inventor

    The PTAB: Number One Enemy of Inventor
    When we apply for a patent, we are sharing our secret, our discovery, with the world. In exchange for sharing our secret we are promised 20 years of exclusive rights, a promise signed and sealed by the Director of the United States Patent and…
  • Jul 21

    Now a Big Company Wants You to Take a Patent License…

    Now a Big Company Wants You to Take a Patent License…
    This is going to be a different ride Most high technology companies have a good grasp of the challenges and solutions for dealing with patent trolls. However, successful high technology startups face a threat beyond patent trolls: large…
Rank this Week: 115

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 130

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 796

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: 846

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 1094

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: 71

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Transformative work of the year (so far): To tell my story, showing near DC now

    Transformative work of the year (so far): To tell my story, showing near DC now
    To Tell My Story: A Hamlet Fanfic by Alexandra Petri Runs until July 30Although the structuring conceit is a loose retelling of Hamlet, with a modern-day fangirl as the tragic protagonist Elsie, there are a number of other fandoms…
  • Jul 18

    9th Circuit burps up a correction to recent Gerber case

    9th Circuit burps up a correction to recent Gerber case
    Bruton v. Gerber Prods. Co., No. 15-15174, 2017 WL 3016740, -- Fed. Appx. --- (9th Cir. Jul. 17, 2017)On a petition for rehearing, the previous panel opinion and partial dissent were withdrawn and replaced with the following, still partially…
  • Jul 18

    Park claim fails to fly: formerly well-known mark lacks current secondary meaning

    Park claim fails to fly: formerly well-known mark lacks current secondary meaning
    Parks LLC v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2017 WL 3014273, -- F.3d --, No. 16-2768 (3d Cir. Jul. 6, 2017)District court opinion discussed previously here. Since the 1950s, Parks Sausage Company has manufactured or licensed sausage under the brand name…
Rank this Week: 273

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Jul 21

    Ward Law Office at the USPTO – July 21, 2017.

    Ward Law Office at the USPTO – July 21, 2017.
    Ward Law Office had the opportunity to visit the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on July 21, 2017.  After some successful Examiner Interviews, had some spare time before the return flight.  So we decided to see visit…
  • Jul 18

    They Invented What? (No. 18)

    They Invented What? (No. 18)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,233,942:  Animal ear protectors.    I claim: 1.  A device for protecting animal ears comprising:      a pair…
  • Jul 13

    Presenting to Muskegon Inventors Network on IP Law for Business and Entrepreneurs – July 26, 2017.

    Presenting to Muskegon Inventors Network on IP Law for Business and Entrepreneurs – July 26, 2017.
    PATENTLY GOOD IDEAS: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND BUSINESS The Muskegon Inventors Network (MIN) will host a program on intellectual property protection, covering inventions, patents, trademarks and copyrights on Wednesday,…
Rank this Week: 1706

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Judge Newman dissent on construction of claim terms with a plain and ordinary meaning

    Judge Newman dissent on construction of claim terms with a plain and ordinary meaning
    In Nobelbiz, the CAFC reversed ED Texas on claim construction:Global Connect, L.L.C. and T C N, Inc. (collectively,the Defendants) appeal from a jury verdict finding theyinfringed U.S. Patent Nos. 8,135,122 and 8,565,399.Because the district…
  • Jul 21

    Comments on unherency in the Millennium decision [ 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 12702 ]

    Comments on unherency in the Millennium decision [ 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 12702 ]
    Dennis Crouch took issue with the inherency portion of the Millennium decision [ 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 12702 ]:The easy part of the decision for the district court focused-in on the motivation to combine boronate and mannitol. The district…
  • Jul 21

    HBO's Confederate

    HBO's Confederate
    There is discussion of the HBO show Confederate, an alternate history, which places slavery as a present-day institution in America.On November 22, 1960, MacKinlay Kantor published an alternate history in LOOK titled If the South Had Won the…
Rank this Week: 30

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://beveragelawupdate.com
Rank this Week: 2339

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 793

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: 1965

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

Summary of recent decisions by boards of appeal of the European patent office (EPO).

http://dp-patentlaw.blogspot.nl/
  • Jul 21

    J 13/14 - On divisionals and translations...

    J 13/14 - On divisionals and translations...
    Translating prohibited?The present European patent application was filed in English as a divisional application from a parent application which was as an international application filed in German and also published in German. On…
  • Jul 18

    T 1138/12 - Creative opposition issue

    T 1138/12 - Creative opposition issue
    In this appeal in opposition several issues came up. The patent proprietor filed a very creative (second) auxiliary request which basically amounted to "Opposition division, tell me which claims (of the first auxiliary request) are…
  • Jul 10

    T 2092/13 - Misleading communication

    T 2092/13 - Misleading communication
    In the statement of grounds of appeal against a decision from the Examining Division, the appellant also alleged a series of procedural violations in the first-instance proceedings and requested the reimbursement of the appeal fee. In…
Rank this Week: 1255

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: 3124

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 755

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jul 21

    SCOTUS Scores One For Free Speech and Redskins Team Rejoices!

    SCOTUS Scores One For Free Speech and Redskins Team Rejoices!
    The Washington Redskins NFL team has been fighting for years to maintain its registered trademarks containing the term REDSKINS. Its on and off again fight has been hotly debated in public, press and the courts. Finally, the United…
  • Jul 14

    Don’t Mess with Texa

    Don’t Mess with Texa
    The Eastern District of Texas is a large rural Federal judicial district.  The biggest city is about the size of Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Not what you would expect of a hotbed of patent litigation.  Nonetheless, the Eastern…
  • Jul 7

    Ask Dr. Copyright — Artificial Intelligence and Copyright Ownership

    Ask Dr. Copyright — Artificial Intelligence and Copyright Ownership
    Dear Doc: I know that there’s a court case over whether a monkey that took a selfie can own the copyright in the photo (or whether there even is a copyright on it.) I just read that computers are learning how to write…
Rank this Week: 4770

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Do You Even Trademark, Bro?

    Do You Even Trademark, Bro?
    Two Bros are competing over their Bro meal delivery services. Jamie Giovinazzo is the owner of Eat Clean Bro, LLC, a meal delivery service providing “a convenient service that is designed to bring chef-prepared meals right to your front…
  • Jul 20

    Titleist Trademark Tarnishment?

    Titleist Trademark Tarnishment?
    During today’s first round of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, many a golf ball bearing the famous TITLEIST cursive script will be lofted into the heavens – meanwhile, back on the ground, the brand’s owner is…
  • Jul 19

    MLB to Oppose (maybe) Blizzard’s Overwatch League Logo

    MLB to Oppose (maybe) Blizzard’s Overwatch League Logo
    If you’re a video game fan like me, you’re probably familiar with Blizzard Entertainment and their assortment of popular games, such as Starcraft, Diablo, and World of Warcraft. One of Blizzard’s newest games is Overwatch, a…
Rank this Week: 111

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jul 21

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/21/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/21/17
    Understanding the CLASSICS Act — Yesterday, Representatives Issa and Nadler dropped a bill that would partially federalize pre-1972 sound recordings, allowing the owners of many popular oldies to get royalties under statutory licenses…
  • Jul 7

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/07/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/07/17
    Mass “Address Unknown” NOI Loophole Continue Apace With Growing International Implications — Chris Castle examines a little-known problem that’s causing a lot of consternation for songwriters and music publishers.…
  • Jun 30

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/30/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/30/17
    Sometimes, Information Wants to Be Expensive — Jotwell reviews a recent paper by Jonathan Barnett, Three Quasi-Fallacies in the Conventional Understanding of Intellectual Property, which takes on the view that society would be better…
Rank this Week: 4663

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    TTAB Affirms Genericness Refusal of CHOCOLATE GLAÇAGE for .... Guess What?

    TTAB Affirms Genericness Refusal of CHOCOLATE GLAÇAGE for .... Guess What?
    The TTAB affirmed a refusal to register CHOCOLATE GLAÇAGE on the Supplemental Register, finding the phrase to be generic for "icing and glaze for cakes, pies, donuts, and bakery goods." For icing on the cake, the Board also affirmed a…
  • Jul 20

    TTAB Dismisses Section 2(e)(1) Opposition to BLUE COLLAR BREWERY Due to Lack of Standing

    TTAB Dismisses Section 2(e)(1) Opposition to BLUE COLLAR BREWERY Due to Lack of Standing
    The Board put an end to Blue Collar Brewery, Inc.'s attempt to prevent Brew Collar Brewery, LLC from registering the mark BLUE COLLAR BREWERY for beer making kits and related goods [BREWERY disclaimed], finding that opposer failed to…
  • Jul 19

    TTAB Okays Concurrent Use Agreement Regarding FRASCA for Restaurant Service

    TTAB Okays Concurrent Use Agreement Regarding FRASCA for Restaurant Service
    Accepting an agreement reached by the parties, the TTAB found that applicant Frasca Food and Wine (FFW) is entitled to a concurrent use registration for the mark FRASCA for bar and restaurant services, covering the entire United States except…
Rank this Week: 286

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/
  • Jul 21

    Top Trademark Registration Challenges (video)

    Top Trademark Registration Challenges (video)
    In this video, former USPTO examiner Erik Pelton discuss the trademark registration process and the top three challenges faced by applicants, including responding to refusal office actions. The post Top Trademark Registration Challenges…
  • Jul 19

    What is protectable as a trademark? (Video)

    What is protectable as a trademark? (Video)
    I recently posted a new video on my YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/tm4smallbiz) The post What is protectable as a trademark? (Video) appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC - The Nontraditional Trademark Lawyers®.
  • Jul 13

    Trademark protection: Better late than never

    Trademark protection: Better late than never
    The phrase “better late than never” often rings true. The phrase has been attributed to many, but some say it may have originated from Chaucer in the Canterbury Tales, circa 1386. “Better late than never” certainly…
Rank this Week: 3111

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/
  • Jul 21

    Private No More: Exposing the Praxis of Comparative Law for What It I

    Private No More: Exposing the Praxis of Comparative Law for What It I
    Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., Privacy Revisited: A Global Perspective on the Right to Be Left Alone (2016). Russell Miller I liked Privacy Revisited, not the least because Ronald Krotoszynski’s book – both explicitly and implicitly…
  • Jul 20

    Courtesy Without Copyright

    Courtesy Without Copyright
    Robert Spoo, Courtesy Paratexts: Informal Publishing Norms and the Copyright Vacuum in Nineteenth-Century America, 69 Stan. L. Rev. 637 (2017). David Fagundes It is now a familiar point that positive law accounts for only part of the systems…
  • Jul 19

    Disruptive Platform

    Disruptive Platform
    Orly Lobel, The Law of the Platform, 101 Minn. L. Rev. 87 (2016), available at SSRN. Margot Kaminski Until recently, the law of the online platform involved intermediary liability for online content and safe harbors like CDA §230 or DMCA…
Rank this Week: 261

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jul 21

    Typographical Claim Error Survives Motion to Dismi

    Typographical Claim Error Survives Motion to Dismi
    Midwest Innovative Prods., LLC v. Kinamor, Inc., No. 16 C 11005, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 31, 2017) (Shah, J.). Judge Shah denied defendants’ (collectively “Kinamor”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff…
  • Jun 28

    Northern District’s New Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project Will Have Major Impact on IP Case

    Northern District’s New Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project Will Have Major Impact on IP Case
    On June 1, 2017, the Northern District implemented a Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot (MIDP) Project. The MIDP is going to have a big impact on trademark, copyright and Defense of Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) cases. It will not impact patent…
  • Jun 13

    TC Heartland: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

    TC Heartland: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
    I have made it a practice not to immediately blog about big Supreme Court cases. While there is a rush to be the first to publish, I have found that there is a significant difference in the value between immediate analysis and analysis after…
Rank this Week: 198

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Jul 21

    Yet another article on the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone

    Yet another article on the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone
    An extra-terrestrial alien visiting Earth in 2007 and returning, now, one decade later, might, at first glance, notice little difference in smartphones between times. For example, most-recent iPhone models superficially appear very similar to…
  • Jul 12

    Google's Competitors Take a Swipe at Google's "Academic Influence Campaign"

    Google's Competitors Take a Swipe at Google's "Academic Influence Campaign"
    The Campaign for Accountability (CA) has released a report on Google's "influence" on academic papers.  Notably, The Chronicle for Higher Education states that "The Campaign for Accountability" is funded by Google's…
  • Jul 11

    Newspapers Fight Back Against Facebook and Google for Stronger IP Protection

    Newspapers Fight Back Against Facebook and Google for Stronger IP Protection
    In most intellectual property law courses and many property courses in the U.S., the INS v. AP case is taught.  In that case, the U.S. Supreme Court created the INS misappropriation claim which essentially protects the gathering of…
Rank this Week: 1333

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

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

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Jul 20

    Inevitable Does Not Equal Obviou

    Inevitable Does Not Equal Obviou
    Post By Blog Staff Earlier this week, the Unites States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) held that the United States District Court for the District of Delaware clearly erred in its obviousness analysis in…
  • Jul 13

    Ninth Circuit Reiterates Role of Online Commerce in Likelihood of Confusion Analysi

    Ninth Circuit Reiterates Role of Online Commerce in Likelihood of Confusion Analysi
    Post By Nicholas Krob The Ninth Circuit issued a ruling on Tuesday clarifying the role of marketing channels in trademark infringement lawsuits. The case at issue involved two furniture manufacturers—Stone Creek Inc. and Omnia Italian…
  • Jul 10

    Court of Appeals Gets Specific with Enablement

    Court of Appeals Gets Specific with Enablement
    Post By Blog Staff In Storer v. Clark, the Court of Appeals explored whether a provisional application had sufficiently enabled interference subject matter.  In order to prove enablement it must be shown that “one skilled in…
Rank this Week: 1154

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jul 20

    So erkauft man sich Medienpräsenz als Startup-Experte

    So erkauft man sich Medienpräsenz als Startup-Experte
    Wer in den Medien als Experte erscheint, wird normalerweise von Journalisten angefragt und für die erteilte Auskunft nicht bezahlt. Ob und in welcher Form die erteilte Auskunft überhaupt Verwendung findet, …
  • Jul 20

    Ricardo mit neuer Datenschutzerklärung: Widerspruch bis am 26. Juli 2017 möglich

    Ricardo mit neuer Datenschutzerklärung: Widerspruch bis am 26. Juli 2017 möglich
    Das Internet-Auktionshaus Ricardo informierte seine Nutzerinnen und Nutzer am 12. Juli 2017 über seine neue Datenschutzerklärung, die am gleichen Tag in Kraft trat. Nach Angaben von Ricardo wurde die…
  • Jul 16

    Whitepaper: Bilder und Fotos im Web finden und rechtskonform nutzen

    Whitepaper: Bilder und Fotos im Web finden und rechtskonform nutzen
    Die Zürcher Agentur Tinkla, spezialisiert auf die Konzeption, Planung und Umsetzung von digitalen Strategien, hat ihr nützliches Whitepaper «Bilder und Fotos im Web» aufdatiert und ergänzt: Das aktuelle Whitepaper…
Rank this Week: 2937

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/
  • Jul 20

    Amazon Tips its Hand with New Trademark Application

    Amazon Tips its Hand with New Trademark Application
    As you likely know, Amazon is taking the world by storm. Whether it is through its convenient offering of household goods, and pretty much anything else you can imagine, to your door, or through its expansive selection of movies and…
  • Jul 13

    Diddy’s @Infringement Instagram Post

    Diddy’s @Infringement Instagram Post
    In today’s age of rapid fire social media, posting to feed the ever growing hunger of a digitally connected audience has become second nature to celebrities and other influencers.  In fact, the larger the number of followers, the…
  • Jul 6

    Offensive Trademarks Are Protected Free Speech Under the First Amendment

    Offensive Trademarks Are Protected Free Speech Under the First Amendment
    Simon Tam is the lead singer of the rock group call “The Slants’, which is composed of Asian-Americans.  Tam applied for federal trademark registration of the band’s name.  While the term “slants” is a…
Rank this Week: 1457

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
  • Jul 20

    Tell Congress: We Want Trade Transparency Reform Now!

    Tell Congress: We Want Trade Transparency Reform Now!
    The failed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was a lesson in what happens when trade agreements are negotiated in secret. Powerful corporations can lobby for dangerous, restrictive measures, and the public can't effectively bring balance to the…
  • Jul 18

    Librarians Call on W3C to Rethink its Support for DRM

    Librarians Call on W3C to Rethink its Support for DRM
    The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has called on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to reconsider its decision to incorporate digital locks into official HTML standards. Last week, W3C announced its…
  • Jul 18

    Do Last Week's European Copyright Votes Show Publishers Have Captured European Politics?

    Do Last Week's European Copyright Votes Show Publishers Have Captured European Politics?
    Three European Parliament Committees met during the week of July 10, to give their input on the European Commission's proposal for a new Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. We previewed those meetings last week, expressing…
Rank this Week: 2871

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 1300

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Jul 20

    Folding the White Cube: What Is Transforming the Gallery Scene in NYC?

    Folding the White Cube: What Is Transforming the Gallery Scene in NYC?
    by Alexandra Terrell* Speaking at a Stropheus Art Law event entitled “Letting Go of Brick and Mortar: The Future of the Gallery” in September 2016, Josh Baer noted that the notorious art scene in the Big Apple has always changed…
  • Jul 7

    Give and Take: on Jeff Koons mastering contractual and statutory relationships with other artist

    Give and Take: on Jeff Koons mastering contractual and statutory relationships with other artist
    By Madeleine Conlin* Contemporary blue-chip artist and controversial figure Jeff Koons has long been known for developing concepts, then leaving the implementation of his designs to studio assistants to execute the vision. Historically studio…
  • Jun 28

    Post Co-Authorship and Past Congeniality: Creative Relationship Spoil

    Post Co-Authorship and Past Congeniality: Creative Relationship Spoil
    By Colby A. Meagle* Synergy is the sharing of talent and ideas, the combining of two or more minds in order to produce a product superior to anything one is capable of creating alone. Partnerships may look like a constructive arrangement, one…
Rank this Week: 280

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/
  • Jul 20

    Faruki Privacy Attorney Zach Heck Joins PBS NewsHour to Discuss Cyberbullying in Twitter Q&A

    Faruki Privacy Attorney Zach Heck Joins PBS NewsHour to Discuss Cyberbullying in Twitter Q&A
    Each year, examples of cyberbullying and harassment increase in both schools and the workplace. As a result, state legislatures are struggling to keep up with developments in cyberspace, which means that current laws and regulations often…
  • Jul 18

    July 2017 Website Newsletter

    July 2017 Website Newsletter
    Erin Rhinehart and Christopher Hollon recently secured a $15,000 settlement on behalf of Cox Media Group Ohio, Inc. in an Ohio Open Meetings Act case brought against the Board of Education of Triad Local School District in Champaign County,…
  • Jul 17

    Faruki Welcomes Back Katie Miltner

    Faruki Welcomes Back Katie Miltner
    Katie Miltner, a business litigation attorney, rejoined the Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing team. Miltner’s practice focuses on business litigation matters, such as breach of contract, employment, antitrust, intellectual…
Rank this Week: 3827

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 20

    How PTO Submissions Can Waive Privilege to Future Communications – Even for Trial Counsel and Subsequent Patent Owner

    How PTO Submissions Can Waive Privilege to Future Communications – Even for Trial Counsel and Subsequent Patent Owner
    In re OptiumInsight (Federal Circuit 2017) The Federal Circuit has denied OptumInsight’s petition for writ of mandamus on privilege waiver. In the underlying litigation, OptumInsight has sued Cave Consulting for…
  • Jul 19

    Please Define What you Mean by Ordinary Meaning

    Please Define What you Mean by Ordinary Meaning
    by Dennis Crouch In NobelBiz v. Global Connect, a jury sided with the patentee-finding that global connect infringed the caller ID modifying patents.[1] On appeal however the Federal Circuit has reversed on claim construction – in a…
  • Jul 18

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain
    Steve Brachmann: Report Shows Drug Patents Fare Better In IPR Proceedings At PTAB Jo Dale Carothers: Offensive Trademarks Are Protected Free Speech Under The First Amendment Andrew Chung: Supreme Court And Top Patent Court Rarely See Eye To…
Rank this Week: 79

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jul 20

    Amazon's Meal Kit Trademark filing Negatively Impacts Blue Apron

    Amazon's Meal Kit Trademark filing Negatively Impacts Blue Apron
    IPNews® - Amazon recently filed a trademark application for a meal kit service, placing it in direct competition with companies like Blue Apron. Coming on the heels of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, it appears that Amazon has…
  • Jul 12

    Nike Opposes Rob Gronkowski's Trademark Application

    Nike Opposes Rob Gronkowski's Trademark Application
    IPNews® - NFL Star Rob Gronkowski has filed a trademark application for his company, Gronk Nation L.L.C., which Nike has opposed. The trademark features Gronk, in silhouette, spiking a football.  Nike filed the opposition to the…
  • Jul 6

    Forever 21 Sues Gucci, Attempts to Have Trademarks Cancelled

    Forever 21 Sues Gucci, Attempts to Have Trademarks Cancelled
    IPNews® - Forever 21 is suing Italian designer Gucci as a result of Gucci’s claims of trademark infringement against Forever 21. Forever 21 is seeking a declaratory judgement, asking a California Federal Court to rule that they are…
Rank this Week: 3769

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/
  • Jul 20

    Last Nail in the PTFP Coffin?

    Last Nail in the PTFP Coffin?
    (NTIA Proposes Formal End to Public Telecom Facilities Program) The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to repeal all of its regulations…
  • Jul 19

    Leggo Our Spectrum – The Auto Industry’s Win for Vehicular Radar

    Leggo Our Spectrum – The Auto Industry’s Win for Vehicular Radar
    FCC Order Represents One More Step Towards Fully-Autonomous Vehicles I’ve written on connected and autonomous vehicles in the past, including about an ongoing spectrum fight at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding use…
  • Jul 18

    FCC Tweaks Mic Rules, Microsoft Launches Spectrum Fight

    FCC Tweaks Mic Rules, Microsoft Launches Spectrum Fight
    In late 2015, major wireless microphone manufacturers requested that the FCC “reconsider” various mostly-technical rules that it had adopted as part of a wide-ranging strategy to reallocate spectrum for wireless microphones.…
Rank this Week: 651

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
  • Jul 20

    BioAxone BioSciences Peer-Reviewed Research Article Published in Frontiers Journal Serie

    BioAxone BioSciences Peer-Reviewed Research Article Published in Frontiers Journal Serie
    Firm client BioAxone BioSciences announced that its peer-reviewed research article on axon regeneration was published in Frontiers Journal Series, Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. The article “MAG, Myelin and Overcoming Growth…
  • Jul 13

    MBBP Publishes July M&A Today Newsletter

    MBBP Publishes July M&A Today Newsletter
    The latest edition of our M&A Today Newsletter is published! Articles include: An Overview of the Golden Parachute Payment Rules Top Considerations – Sale of Company M&A Non-disclosure Agreements: Drafting Considerations for…
  • Jul 5

    Corporate Attorney Shannon Zollo Explains In-House Counsel’s Role in Due Diligence

    Corporate Attorney Shannon Zollo Explains In-House Counsel’s Role in Due Diligence
    In Corporate Counsel’s article “10 Uber In-House Attorneys Saw Due Diligence Report in Battle With Alphabet“, Shannon Zollo comments on the role of in-house counsel in the due diligence process. The article discusses a due…
Rank this Week: 5011

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/
  • Jul 20

    Budding M&A and financing activity in the marijuana industry

    Budding M&A and financing activity in the marijuana industry
    In September 2016, this blog noted that analysts were predicting higher levels of M&A activity in the marijuana industry. Early last month, we commented that the launch of several Canadian marijuana “streaming” companies…
  • Jul 19

    Canadian M&A activity at 10-year high due to oil-sands sell-off

    Canadian M&A activity at 10-year high due to oil-sands sell-off
    The value of Canadian M&A activity in the first half of 2017 was the highest in a decade, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. The approximately $132 billion in total transaction value is the highest since the first half of 2007,…
  • Jul 17

    Investment Canada Act update: new thresholds and national security in the new

    Investment Canada Act update: new thresholds and national security in the new
    Threshold now $1 billion As a result of recent amendments, most direct acquisitions of control of a Canadian company now only require prior approval of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development under the Investment Canada…
Rank this Week: 1317

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Jul 20

    Mozambique: New Fees for Trademark and Patent Application

    Mozambique: New Fees for Trademark and Patent Application
    The Institute of Industrial Property (IIP) in Mozambique, which is responsible for the establishment, maintenance and cancellation of industrial property recently announced an increase to the official fees for filing trademark and patent…
  • Jul 19

    Nigeria: Regulatory Body Shuts Down Samsung for Registration Infraction

    Nigeria: Regulatory Body Shuts Down Samsung for Registration Infraction
    The Standards Organisation of Nigeria yesterday sealed up the premises of Samsung West Africa in Victoria Island, Lagos for failure to register some of the products being marketed in Nigeria. Speaking with Journalists after the…
  • Jul 18

    WIPO Patent Drafting Course for Agents Set for September

    WIPO Patent Drafting Course for Agents Set for September
    WIPO Patent Drafting Course According to ARIPO, a WIPO Patent Drafting Course for Patent Agents from ARIPO Member States and Observer States is scheduled to take place later this year. The training course will be organized [...] The post…
Rank this Week: 2395

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jul 20

    Understanding the CLASSICS Act

    Understanding the CLASSICS Act
    The CLASSICS Act aims to harmonize pre-1972 sound recordings with their more current peers. But will the act do what it promises? The post Understanding the CLASSICS Act appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 20

    3 Count: Game of Email

    3 Count: Game of Email
    Neflix sued over Burning Sands film, Kim Dotcom won't get to hear illegal recordings made of him and HBO sends letters over Game of Thrones piracy. The post 3 Count: Game of Emails appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 19

    3 Count: Spotted Again

    3 Count: Spotted Again
    Two lawsuits filed against Spotify alleging infringement of song compositions, Richard Prince can't duck lawsuit over fake instagram exhibit and more. The post 3 Count: Spotted Again appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 1242

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/
  • Jul 20

    LinkedIn reveals your personal email to your connection

    LinkedIn reveals your personal email to your connection
    [Huge thanks to Dillon Reisman, Arvind Narayanan, and Joanna Huey for providing great feedback on early drafts.] LinkedIn makes the primary email address associated with an account visible to all direct connections, as well as…
  • Jul 7

    On Encryption, Archiving, and Accountability

    On Encryption, Archiving, and Accountability
    “As Elites Switch to Texting, Watchdogs Fear Loss of Accountability“, says a headline in today’s New York Times. The story describes a rising concern among rule enforcers and compliance officers: Secure messaging apps like…
  • Jun 28

    European authorities fine Google for search tactic

    European authorities fine Google for search tactic
    This week the European Commission (EC) announced that it is fining Google $2.7 billion for anti-competitive tactics in the company’s iconic search product. In this post I’ll unpack what’s going on here. I have some…
Rank this Week: 181

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    J13/14 : divisionnaire déposée dans une autre langue que celle de la demande parente

    J13/14 : divisionnaire déposée dans une autre langue que celle de la demande parente
    Pour cette décision, la Chambre juridique propose le résumé suivant: 1.   Aux fins de l'article 76(1), première phrase, et de la règle 36(2) première phrase CBE, une demande divisionnaire d'une…
  • Jul 16

    Préparation à l'EQE 2018

    Préparation à l'EQE 2018
    CEIPI Pour la préparation à l’Examen Européen de Qualification (EEQ) 2018, le CEIPI dispense une gamme complète de formations de haut niveau s’appuyant sur du matériel…
  • Jul 12

    T1634/13 : changement de "comprising" en "consisting of"

    T1634/13 : changement de "comprising" en "consisting of"
    La revendication 1 de la demande telle que déposée prévoyait que la pâte de soudure comprenait un mélange d'une poudre d'alliage sans plomb à base de Sn mélangé à un…
Rank this Week: 1519