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Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Sep 14

    Why FRAND Commitments are Not (usually) Contract

    Why FRAND Commitments are Not (usually) Contract
    Guest Post by Professor Jorge L. Contreras There has been a fair amount of controversy recently over commitments that patent holders make to license patents on terms that are “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory”…
  • Sep 13

    Nice Summary of the 101-based “Invalidity” War on Software Patent

    Nice Summary of the 101-based “Invalidity” War on Software Patent
    Dennis has provided detailed analyses of most of these cases; this article entitled “Software Patents are Crumbling Thanks to the Supreme Court, provides a nice high-level overview, including a very telling chart, summarized thus:…
  • Sep 12

    Section 101 Invalidates Another Financial Services Patent

    Section 101 Invalidates Another Financial Services Patent
    In what is beginning to look like a deluge, another district court has invalidated a set of asserted patents as lacking eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101 as interpreted by the Supreme Court in Alice Corp. (2014).…
Rank this Week: 128

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
  • Sep 14

    Betting Respondent Will Default

    Betting Respondent Will Default
    Statistically, respondents default approximately 85% of the time. In many of these disputes there can be no defense as indicated by a quick review of the domain names incorporating well known trademarks or if lesser known populating websites…
  • Sep 7

    Non-Authorized Use of Trademark

    Non-Authorized Use of Trademark
    Non-authorized use of trademark is not prohibited as long as the use is fair, but “fair” is narrowly defined under UDRP/URS jurisprudence although it could be for a commercial purpose. So, for example, it is not improper to…
  • Aug 29

    Laches Defense to Cybersquatting Claim

    Laches Defense to Cybersquatting Claim
    Lapse of time versus a laches defense to cybersquatting claim in a udrp case is likely to benefit domain name holder unless the trademark is well-known or famous. While Panels are in accord that waiting too long to initiate a complaint makes…
Rank this Week: 557

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/
  • Sep 14

    New Fast Lane in Open Internet Proceeding

    New Fast Lane in Open Internet Proceeding
    FCC provides “bulk upload” option for adding even more comments to the million-plus already on file – now who’s going to read them all? When last we took a sounding of the rising floodwaters of net neutrality comments,…
  • Sep 13

    Now Available: Kevin and Harry's Excellent "Whither Aereo" Webinar

    Now Available: Kevin and Harry's Excellent "Whither Aereo" Webinar
    If you missed the webinar Kevin Goldberg and Harry Cole presented on the latest twists and turns in the Aereo case (and the prospects for more twists and turns to come), worry not: it, like pretty much everything else, is on the Internet. The…
  • Sep 10

    Google Makes It to Finish Line In White Space Coordinator Race, Again

    Google Makes It to Finish Line In White Space Coordinator Race, Again
    Google joins Key Bridge Global LLC, Spectrum Bridge, Telcordia and, um, Google, in the ranks of “approved” database coordinators. Add one more (sort of) database coordinator to the “approved” list of white space…
Rank this Week: 1518

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Sep 14

    Open Office: Umstrittene Textbausteine am Bundesgericht

    Open Office: Umstrittene Textbausteine am Bundesgericht
    Am Schweizerischen Bundesgericht kommt seit über 10 Jahren Open Source-Office-Software zum Einsatz. Daniel Brunner, Dienstchef «Informatik», hielt dazu an der «LibreOffice Konferenz 2014» einen informativen…
  • Sep 11

    Recht auf Vergessen: Google vs. Löschanträge

    Recht auf Vergessen: Google vs. Löschanträge
    Google musste im Mai 2014 vom Europäischen Gerichtshof (EuGH) daran erinnert werden, dass das europäische Recht unter anderem ein «Recht auf Vergessen» kennt. In der Folge veröffentlichte Google ein Formular…
  • Sep 10

    Cookies: Opt-in in Europa, Opt-out in der Schweiz

    Cookies: Opt-in in Europa, Opt-out in der Schweiz
    Auf Websites ausserhalb der Schweiz tritt man immer häufiger auf den Hinweis, dass man mit der weiteren Nutzung der entsprechenden Websites stillschweigend in die Verwendung von Cookies einwilligt (Beispiel). Manche Website-Betreiber…
Rank this Week: 3076

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 14

    South Africa's draft IP policy: a new article

    South Africa's draft IP policy: a new article
    "The draft national Intellectual Property Policy proposals for improving South Africa's patent registration system: a review", by fellow Afro-IP blogger Caroline NCube (Associate Professor, University of Cape Town), has just been…
  • Sep 13

    IP policies in Africa no. 34: Morocco

    IP policies in Africa no. 34: Morocco
    Morocco does not yet have an IP policy nor was this Leo able to find any information on the development of such a policy. She decided to poke about to see what the country has been up to recently in the hope that this would reveal what a…
  • Sep 8

    Libya: closed for new trade mark application

    Libya: closed for new trade mark application
    Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property Group reports the sad news that, in consequence of the latest civil unrest in Libya, the Libyan Trade Mark Office has suspended its operations and will not be accepting new trade mark applications at this…
Rank this Week: 1491

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 14

    Sunday morning on September 14, 2014

    Sunday morning on September 14, 2014
    Charles Osgood introduced the stories for September 14, 2014. First, Scotland breaking away. Second, an interview with Jessica Chastain. Third, art on pets. Fourth, Anthony Mason on Questlove. John Blackstone. Steve Hartman on a…
  • Sep 13

    Washington Post reports US Patent Office initiating review of telework in response to Congressional inquiry

    Washington Post reports US Patent Office initiating review of telework in response to Congressional inquiry
    In a post by Lisa Rein titled -- U.S. Patent office: ‘We are committed to taking any measures necessary’ to address telework fraud --, one learns that the USPTO will be hiring an outside consulting firm to look into the handling…
  • Sep 12

    Facebook prevails in Pragmatus case

    Facebook prevails in Pragmatus case
    The bottom line in Facebook v. Pragmatus:Because the Board erred in construing “addressinginformation of [the] device,” as recited in each independentclaim, we vacate and remand. The appellant Facebook (represented by Cooley)…
Rank this Week: 33

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
  • Sep 14

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-13

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-13
    What’s in the small print? Why clicking ‘I Accept’ is the same as signing your name on a paper contract http://t.co/19PuExnSKt -> The US doesn't have a privacy law? Really? Verizon to pay $7.4 million over failure to…
  • Sep 13

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-12

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-12
    Home Depot’s breach could be among the largest to date http://t.co/0Sk4fpM8px -> Data Security Systems and the Prevention of Identy Theft http://t.co/rcGOVZz5dX -> Not all fun and games in copycat litigation http://t.co/HWH0KeJXvY…
  • Sep 13

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-12

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-12
    Home Depot’s breach could be among the largest to date http://t.co/0Sk4fpM8px -> Data Security Systems and the Prevention of Identy Theft http://t.co/rcGOVZz5dX -> Not all fun and games in copycat litigation http://t.co/HWH0KeJXvY…
Rank this Week: 848

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Sep 14

    Best Practices for Fostering a Culture of Innovation

    Best Practices for Fostering a Culture of Innovation
    Many great companies accomplish innovation objectives under the leadership of household-name visionary leaders such as Bill Gates and Andy Grove. But we all know that people don’t stay with companies forever, and the culture must be…
  • Sep 13

    A Conversation with New UIA Executive Director John Calvert

    A Conversation with New UIA Executive Director John Calvert
    Many within the independent inventor community are well acquainted with John Calvert. Calvert started out working for the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a patent examiner, but by the time he retired twenty-four years later in he…
  • Sep 12

    The Destruction of a High Tech Economy

    The Destruction of a High Tech Economy
    Simply stated, strong patent rights are an absolute prerequisite for a high tech economy.... With a steep and significant erosion of patent rights and a horribly uncompetitive corporate tax structure the future for high tech companies in the…
Rank this Week: 528

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/
  • Sep 14

    Best Practices for Fostering a Culture of Innovation

    Best Practices for Fostering a Culture of Innovation
    Many great companies accomplish innovation objectives under the leadership of household-name visionary leaders such as Bill Gates and Andy Grove. But we all know that people don’t stay with companies forever, and the culture must be…
  • Sep 13

    A Conversation with New UIA Executive Director John Calvert

    A Conversation with New UIA Executive Director John Calvert
    Many within the independent inventor community are well acquainted with John Calvert. Calvert started out working for the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a patent examiner, but by the time he retired twenty-four years later in he…
  • Sep 12

    The Destruction of a High Tech Economy

    The Destruction of a High Tech Economy
    With a steep and significant erosion of patent rights and a horribly uncompetitive corporate tax structure the future for high tech companies in the United States is bleak. By some estimates trillions of dollars earned by U.S. companies sit…
Rank this Week: 4947

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/
  • Sep 13

    Google Fights Genericide Claim (and Wins)

    Google Fights Genericide Claim (and Wins)
    Google’s famous trademark in its name has just survived a challenger’s attempt to have it declared generic. In Elliott v. Google, a federal court in Arizona held last week that despite the public’s use of the word…
  • Sep 8

    Security Audit of Safeplug “Tor in a Box”

    Security Audit of Safeplug “Tor in a Box”
    Last month at the FOCI workshop, we presented a security analysis of the Safeplug, a $49 box which promised users “complete security and anonymity” online by sending all of their web traffic through the Tor onion routing network.…
  • Aug 27

    The Dangers of the New Trade Secrets Act

    The Dangers of the New Trade Secrets Act
    First, I want to state how thrilled I am to be joining the great group here at CITP. Every CITP scholar that I’ve gotten to know over the past several years have become friends and influenced my work in areas ranging from voting machine…
Rank this Week: 210

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2163

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 19

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/
  • Sep 13

    More on Scotland and Intellectual Property

    More on Scotland and Intellectual Property
    Scotland's position in the British Isles, Europe and the World Source Wikipedia In "What would an independent Scottish government do about Intellectual Property?" I discussed what…
  • Sep 10

    What would an independent Scottish government do about Intellectual Property

    What would an independent Scottish government do about Intellectual Property
    In view of recent opinion polls I have taken another look at page 102 of the Scottish Government's white paper Scotland's Future. That contains a section headed "Intellectual Property" which consists of 4 paragraphs though only the…
  • Sep 6

    The Intellectual Property Act 2014 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2014

    The Intellectual Property Act 2014 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2014
    Jane Lambert On 14 May 2014 the Intellectual Property Bill received royal assent. The Act made some far reaching changes in patents, registered design and unregistered design right law which I summarized in "Reflections on…
Rank this Week: 1370

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Sep 13

    Net Neutrality? Still Could Be Kept

    Net Neutrality? Still Could Be Kept
    In case you've been hiding under a very large rock and were not one of the half-million-plus people who sent comments to the FCC this week, the Copyfight readers at Singlehop have a quick overview for you on the topic. If you do want to…
  • Sep 9

    Hey, Look, E-Books Still Suck

    Hey, Look, E-Books Still Suck
    (no, I'm not dead; the IP news scene just hasn't interested me much lately.) Cory Doctorow's latest column for Locus is about Amazon vs Hachette, a slugfest that is benefiting nobody and has been dragging on for months now. In his column,…
  • Aug 25

    Makers, Fan Art, Making it Pay

    Makers, Fan Art, Making it Pay
    An interesting article went up this week on the Make zine blog: Mike Sense on the expanding partnership between Hasbro and Shapeways. Hasbro is, of course, the giant toy-making conglomerate and Shapeways is advertising itself as "fast and…
Rank this Week: 776

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Sep 13

    Why Science Is Not An Industry (and Our Petals Are Precious)

    Why Science Is Not An Industry (and Our Petals Are Precious)
    Australia currently has no minister (or department) for science.  One of the first acts of Prime Minister Tony Abbott when his government was elected last year was to name a cabinet in which, for the first time since 1931, there was no…
  • Sep 6

    So What’s the Real Reason Twitpic is Shutting Up Shop?

    So What’s the Real Reason Twitpic is Shutting Up Shop?
    As regular readers will be aware, I do not usually write about trade mark matters on this blog.  However, I am completely mystified by Twitpic’s announcement this week that it will be closing down on 25 September 2014, allegedly…
  • Sep 5

    Australian Court Backs Patents on Isolated Gene

    Australian Court Backs Patents on Isolated Gene
    D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc [2014] FCAFC 115 (5 September 2014)A special expanded bench of five judges of the Federal Court of Australia has thumbed its collective nose at the US Supreme Court, finding that isolated genetic material is…
Rank this Week: 1284

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Sep 12

    TWiL 275: First Rule of Mau5 Club

    TWiL 275: First Rule of Mau5 Club
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Making public court documents accessible for everyone, Apple Pay, Disney vs. Deadmau5 and more! Guests: Brian Carver and Mike Lissner Photo credit: State Farm Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Sep 5

    TWiL 274: YOLO

    TWiL 274: YOLO
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Ownership of stolen celebrity photos, red light photos as evidence, YouTube bots and more! Guests: Teri Karobonik and Art Neill Photo credit: Benjamin Vander Steen Download or subscribe to this…
  • Aug 29

    TWiL 273: Self Suing Car

    TWiL 273: Self Suing Car
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Twitch and copyright issues, autonomous swarming robots, California's cell phone kill-switch law and more! Guests: A. Michael Froomkin and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Download or subscribe to this show…
Rank this Week: 778

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
  • Sep 12

    What can law do to stop nude celebrity ‘art’ photos from floating around?

    What can law do to stop nude celebrity ‘art’ photos from floating around?
    Apparently, not much. [T]he fact that the photos were obtained by obviously criminal activity does not itself prevent publishers or artists from using the photos. This may seem counterintuitive — after all, if a thief breaks in to your…
  • Sep 12

    Texas Will Allow Prada Marfa to Stay

    Texas Will Allow Prada Marfa to Stay
    After nearly a year of negotiations, the Texas Department of Transportation has reached an agreement with Ballroom Marfa that will save the Prada Marfa art installation by Elmgreen & Dragset by classifying it as a museum. The…
  • Sep 12

    The Battle of Booklyn (not a typo)

    The Battle of Booklyn (not a typo)
    Having two entities using the same word to identify similar services (books and reading) is likely a problem. I was confused. It doesn’t matter that both entities are nonprofits. Here’s my latest ink on a trademark battle…
Rank this Week: 291

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Sep 12

    My Book “Japanese Bitcoin Law”

    My Book “Japanese Bitcoin Law”
    I will publish that book as a free PDF file here shortly.
  • Aug 5

    Book Review: Superintelligence

    Book Review: Superintelligence
    By Oxford professor Nick Bostrom. Link to Amazon Kindle edition. This book has its own Wikipedia page. I read it because Elon Musk recommended it in this Tweet. The main argument, as far as I understand it: Artificial intelligence may improve…
  • Aug 2

    Germany Dirtiest Country of the World

    Germany Dirtiest Country of the World
    That’s not a title to be proud of. I like the World Cup win much better. Unfortunately, Germany is the largest producer of lignite in the World. I just learned this because I read this blog post by Craig Morris about Germany’s…
Rank this Week: 349

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
Rank this Week: 310

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Sep 12

    J & J Sports Productions Sues For Illegal Interception of Satellite Signal

    J & J Sports Productions Sues For Illegal Interception of Satellite Signal
    Hammond & South Bend, Indiana - An attorney for J & J Sports Productions, Inc., of Campbell, California filed two Indiana intellectual property lawsuits alleging illegal interception of programming. The first lawsuit was…
  • Sep 11

    Loretta Rush Sworn in as Chief Justice of Indiana Supreme Court

    Loretta Rush Sworn in as Chief Justice of Indiana Supreme Court
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Loretta H. Rush (pictured)succeeds former Chief Justice Brent Dickson as Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court. Rush was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by then-Governor Mitch Daniels in 2012.…
  • Sep 10

    Indiana Patent Law: Strong Showing Required to Plead and Prove Inequitable Conduct

    Indiana Patent Law: Strong Showing Required to Plead and Prove Inequitable Conduct
    Fort Wayne, Indiana - Judge Theresa L. Springmann of the Northern District of Indiana heldthat a patent infringement defendant's claim of inequitable conduct by the patentee had been insufficiently pled. The defendant's counterclaim was…
Rank this Week: 299

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Sep 12

    Some Recent TTAB Notices of Opposition

    Some Recent TTAB Notices of Opposition
    TTAB: KEURIG and K-CUPS v KUPS http://t.co/nXygLpatRd — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) September 12, 2014 TTAB Three stripes v two stripes http://t.co/uwcwM5GGAo — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) September 12, 2014 TTAB: ANGEL SOFT…
  • Sep 12

    CANNABIS BEAUTY DEFINED v CANNABIS BEAUTY DEFINED

    CANNABIS BEAUTY DEFINED v CANNABIS BEAUTY DEFINED
    cannavest v kannaway.pdf
  • Sep 11

    Failure to prove trademark rights dooms UDRP against VERB.COM

    Failure to prove trademark rights dooms UDRP against VERB.COM
    Failure to prove trademark rights dooms UDRP against http://t.co/qilkuB2P79 http://t.co/66Ay03sOK1 — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) September 11, 2014
Rank this Week: 510

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Sep 12

    Free/Low Cost IP Statute Supplement

    Free/Low Cost IP Statute Supplement
    It used to be that almost every intellectual property attorney would personally have a printed copy of all of the U.S. patent, trademark and copyright statutes sitting on their desk. Every year, a new edition would be bought to replace the…
  • Sep 10

    The use of “characterized in that” in claims filed in the United State

    The use of “characterized in that” in claims filed in the United State
    PCT Rule 6.3(b) states that: Whenever appropriate, claims shall contain: (i) a statement indicating those technical features of the invention which are necessary for the definition of the claimed subject matter but which, in combination, are…
  • Sep 4

    Upcoming USPTO Webinar: “Patent Litigation Tool Kit”

    Upcoming USPTO Webinar: “Patent Litigation Tool Kit”
    The USPTO has announced a new webinar entitled the “PATENT LITIGATION ONLINE TOOL KIT”: Main street business owners and consumers have received letters accusing them of using a patented invention, along with demands for money to…
Rank this Week: 237

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
  • Sep 12

    Proposed Anti-Terror Law in France Would Erode Civil Libertie

    Proposed Anti-Terror Law in France Would Erode Civil Libertie
    A proposed anti-terrorism law in France has freedom of expression advocates concerned.  The bill, as our friends at La Quadrature du Net frame it, “institutes a permanent state of emergency on the Internet,” providing for…
  • Sep 10

    EFF to Sen. Wyden: Stand Up for Users and Fix the Secretive Trade Deal Proce

    EFF to Sen. Wyden: Stand Up for Users and Fix the Secretive Trade Deal Proce
    EFF was in Washington DC this week to deliver our Fast Track petition to Senator Ron Wyden, and we've asked him to fix the secretive, Hollywood-captured process that taints current trade negotiations and leads to international agreements with…
  • Sep 10

    An Open Internet Is Essential to a Free Internet: Why Net Neutrality Should Matter To Everyone

    An Open Internet Is Essential to a Free Internet: Why Net Neutrality Should Matter To Everyone
    Right now the FCC is considering a set of rules that would allow Internet providers to offer faster access to some websites that can afford to pay.  We need to stop them. Let’s start with the obvious: The Internet is how we…
Rank this Week: 2991

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Sep 12

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law
    In this age social media justice, sooner or later you’re going to have an encounter with a negative online review, whether your a business owner, or simply a consumer. It seems like it’s becoming an accepted aspect of our lives.…
  • Jul 9

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred
    By now, everyone has heard about the $10 million defamation lawsuit filed against ESPN by a disgruntled NY Yankees “fan” who became the butt of a joke after falling asleep during a Yankees–Red Sox game this past April. The…
  • Jun 26

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century
    The proverbial ink wasn’t even dry from yesterday’s recap of Edward Snowden’s chilling account of the extent to which the government can literally take control of any cellular phone, when the Supreme Court of the United…
Rank this Week: 3669

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
Rank this Week: 1159

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
Rank this Week: 2720

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Sep 12

    Ten-Day Interruption In Employment Necessitates New Non-Compete

    Ten-Day Interruption In Employment Necessitates New Non-Compete
    An employee who had executed a two-year non-compete was let go.  He returned to work 10 days later but was not asked to sign a new agreement.  More than two years after his return, he was terminated and became an employee of a…
  • Sep 9

    House Judiciary Committee to Consider Federal Trade Secret Legislation

    House Judiciary Committee to Consider Federal Trade Secret Legislation
    With increased activity regarding proposed federal trade secret legislation expected this month and for the remainder of the fall Congressional session, Seyfarth Shaw’s dedicated Trade Secrets group has created a resource page on…
  • Sep 4

    Upcoming Webinar: Protecting Trade Secrets Presented By Seyfarth Shaw LLP, CREATe.org and PwC

    Upcoming Webinar: Protecting Trade Secrets Presented By Seyfarth Shaw LLP, CREATe.org and PwC
    It is not uncommon for companies to find that a company’s crown jewels – trade secrets – are overlooked, taken for granted or not properly protected. In a matter of minutes, these key assets can be lost or compromised…
Rank this Week: 513

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Claims of Copying a Girl’s Best Friend

    Claims of Copying a Girl’s Best Friend
    If you thought this would be about diamonds you are wrong. It is about chocolate! My favorite candy REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup is at the heart of Hershey Co.’s (“Hershey”) recently filed suit against LBB Imports LLC…
  • Sep 11

    To speak or not to speak about a data breach

    To speak or not to speak about a data breach
    I recently posted about some companies making the decision to not announce when a data security breach has occurred, or at least they would think twice before announcing. According to a couple crisis communication experts, that delay in…
  • Sep 10

    A Powerful New Trademark for Apple?

    A Powerful New Trademark for Apple?
    All eyes were on Apple on Tuesday, September 9th as Apple unveiled a new line of products. The new line includes the iPhone 6 as well as the long awaited, expected, and rumored Apple watch (which, after years of speculation, will not be…
Rank this Week: 355

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Disappearing ink. Facebook is testing, for a small group of users, a feature that will permit a user to schedule a post for automatic deletion after a specified period of time. It seems that the period can range from an hour to seven days,…
  • Sep 11

    Status Update

    Status Update
    In-tweet purchases. Twitter is testing the ability for its users to make purchases directly from tweets. The popular social network is working with a number of sellers, nonprofits and artists—as well as a small handful of social…
  • Sep 8

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Lawsuit panned by Court. The popular ratings app Yelp has been cleared by a federal appeals court of allegations in a class action lawsuit that the company extorted advertising dollars from businesses by threatening to remove positive user…
Rank this Week: 1515

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Sep 12

    The CopyKat - reform is in the air ......

    The CopyKat - reform is in the air ......
    But will there be reform in Australia?The Australian Finacial Review reports that Google and Facebook are fighting back against what they see as tough anti-piracy measures being ­considered by the Australian government which have resulted…
  • Sep 11

    Canvassing Opinion: a guest post on Art & Allposter

    Canvassing Opinion: a guest post on Art & Allposter
    One of the most fascinating copyright references to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in recent times is Case C-419/13 Art & Allposters International BV [so far available in 17 languages, but not English].…
  • Sep 11

    Enabling access to the media: a new title

    Enabling access to the media: a new title
    Enabling Access to the Media for All is a new title from the Council of Europe's European Audiovisual Observatory. According to its publisher,In today’s ultra-connected world of smartphones, tablets and smart watches, it has never been…
Rank this Week: 1954

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 918

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Sep 12

    At Outlets, Consumers Say Deals are Too Good to Be True

    At Outlets, Consumers Say Deals are Too Good to Be True
    A flurry of recent class action lawsuits is forcing clothing retailers to rethink their marketing tactics for outlet stores. In the last few months, lawsuits have been filed against a who’s who of major clothing retailers — The…
  • Sep 9

    We’re Not Getting Any Younger: L’Oréal Settles FTC Charges Over Deceptive Anti-Aging Claim

    We’re Not Getting Any Younger: L’Oréal Settles FTC Charges Over Deceptive Anti-Aging Claim
    What’s the News? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently settled with L’Oréal USA Inc. over charges that the company made deceptive claims regarding the benefits of two of its products. Specifically,…
  • Sep 5

    If It Looks Like a Duck and Quacks Like a Duck, It Must be Trademark Infringement?

    If It Looks Like a Duck and Quacks Like a Duck, It Must be Trademark Infringement?
    What’s the News? A recent case filed in US District Court for the Southern District of Florida charges A&E Television Networks, LLC (A&E), with willful trademark infringement and unfair competition stemming from merchandise for…
Rank this Week: 3043

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Sep 12

    Grab your passport; geographic gTLDs are jetsetting this month

    Grab your passport; geographic gTLDs are jetsetting this month
    By Melissa Barnett Twenty-three new gTLDs have been delegated since our last post. The following gTLDs have been cleared for takeoff: .network .企业 (Chinese for…
  • Sep 8

    Porter Wright launches Antitrust Law Source

    Porter Wright launches Antitrust Law Source
    By Robert J. Morgan We wanted to take a moment to announce our newest endeavor, Antitrust Law Source. Antitrust Law Source is a new site designed for visitors to quickly and easily learn about developments in this growing arena. The site…
  • Aug 26

    Coinye West will not take over bitcoin’s reign on cryptocurrency

    Coinye West will not take over bitcoin’s reign on cryptocurrency
    By Melissa Barnett There’s exciting news in the world of cryptocurrency, the exchange medium that uses cryptography to secure the transactions and control the creation of new units. Bitcoin, created in 2009, was the first cryptocurrency…
Rank this Week: 3214

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Sep 12

    TVEyes' Use of Fox News Content Transformative and Fair Use

    TVEyes' Use of Fox News Content Transformative and Fair Use
    Some people find what television commentators say about the news as relevant as the news itself.  TVEyes is for them.  TVEyes records the broadcast content of over 1,400 television and radio stations.  TVEyes’…
  • Sep 5

    Copyright Infringement Judgment Debt Not Discharged in Bankruptcy

    Copyright Infringement Judgment Debt Not Discharged in Bankruptcy
    The managing member of a saloon had a $41,231.90 default judgment for copyright infringement entered against him.  The saloon did not have a public performance license, but played music promoted and licensed by the American Society of…
  • Aug 22

    Barnes & Noble Browsewrap Terms of Use Get Torched

    Barnes & Noble Browsewrap Terms of Use Get Torched
    Barnes & Noble, a bookseller with both an online presence and brick and mortar stores, tried to unload discontinued Hewlett-Packard Touchpad tablet computers through its website.  Barnes & Noble underestimated the demand,…
Rank this Week: 1647

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: 816

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Sep 12

    Trademark Week in Review: September 12, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: September 12, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Mari-Elise went to fashion week and looked at the new brand TRADEMARK. Bill showed Southwest Airline’s rebrand some “luv”. Kevin explained what…
  • Sep 11

    Chick-Fil-A Boosts Brand With Clever Tie-In

    Chick-Fil-A Boosts Brand With Clever Tie-In
    The founder of Chick-Fil-A, S. Truett Cathy, passed away on Monday at the age of 93. Cathy started selling his famous chicken sandwiches in 1961. By 2013, Chick-Fil-A’s sales had grown to $5 billion even though it only operates six…
  • Sep 10

    There is No “i” in Apple

    There is No “i” in Apple
    Yes. I watched the Apple live event yesterday. Yes. I followed it up by re-watching Steve Jobs announce the first iPhone in 2007. Yes. I will be shelling out for the iPhone 6 Plus (and possibly a new wardrobe to match). Yes. I am excited…
Rank this Week: 1006

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Sep 12

    Case Study: Ad Agencies and Spec Spot

    Case Study: Ad Agencies and Spec Spot
    I love it when my readers write in with questions and blog ideas! Keep. Them. Coming. Today’s post centers around the world of marketing and ad agencies. Here is the scenario: Directors of Production and Motion Graphics people are…
  • Sep 5

    Clothing Saved by the Copyright Bell

    Clothing Saved by the Copyright Bell
    I’m going to admit it. I watched the The Unauthorized Saved by The Bell Story made-for-TV movie on Lifetime this past Sunday. [Raises hand] “Hi, I’m Ryanne, and I oftentimes will watch horrible mind-numbing…
  • Aug 29

    Etched Within Flesh – Inking Copyright

    Etched Within Flesh – Inking Copyright
    Last night saw the start of The Hubs’s favorite time of year – football season. With football season also comes the release of this year’s Madden NFL® video game. As NPR reported earlier this week, HERE, the video game…
Rank this Week: 2664

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://brandprotection.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Sep 12

    Facebook de-friends FriendBook

    Facebook de-friends FriendBook
    by Luke Hawthorne (Australia)A trade mark application for “FriendBook” has been refused by the Australian Trade Marks Office, following a successful opposition from Facebook.Australian company Northsword Pty Ltd filed an…
  • Sep 9

    The Apple of the CJEU’s eye: CJEU holds that retail store layouts are capable of trade mark registration

    The Apple of the CJEU’s eye: CJEU holds that retail store layouts are capable of trade mark registration
    by Farah Mukaddam, LondonOn July 10, 2014 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its judgment following a reference from the German Bundespatentgericht in the Apple Inc. v Deutsches Patent-und Markenamt registry…
  • Jul 24

    Trademarks unlimited provincially

    Trademarks unlimited provincially
    by Brian W. Gray (Canada)In a recent summary judgment decision, Driving Alternative Inc. v. Keyz Thankz Inc. 2014 FC 559, the Federal Court of Canada decided that the Federal limitation period of six years applied to an alleged trade-mark…
Rank this Week: 2086

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Open innovation – time to dispense with intellectual property rights?

    Open innovation – time to dispense with intellectual property rights?
    First of all: open innovation – what exactly is it? It would be almost wrong to discuss open innovation(OI) without mentioning the man who coined the term. Professor Henry Chesbrough (Haas School of Business, University of California,…
  • Sep 2

    The 2014 World Cup from an IP perspective

    The 2014 World Cup from an IP perspective
    Football enthusiasts all over the world indulged in the fantastic spectacle of the World Cup in Brazil this summer, enjoying a large goal average (2.88 goals per group stage game), witnessing flabbergasting results (e.g. Spain vs. the…
  • Aug 25

    New Trademark Act in force in China since 1 May 2014

    New Trademark Act in force in China since 1 May 2014
    The intention of this new Act is inter alia to go after trademark infringers and strengthen the position and ensure a fair market for trademark holders. This blog will mainly focus on some of the changes in the application procedure. Some of…
Rank this Week: 4324

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 12

    TTAB Finds "SWISSCODE" Not Confusable With "SKINCODE 2 & Design" for Cosmetic

    TTAB Finds "SWISSCODE" Not Confusable With "SKINCODE 2 & Design" for Cosmetic
    The Board dismissed an opposition to registration of  the mark SWISSCODE for "[s]oap; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; dentifrices." finding it not likely to cause confusion with the previously used and registered mark…
  • Sep 12

    Susan M. Richey Appointed Deputy Chief Administrative Trademark Judge at the TTAB

    Susan M. Richey Appointed Deputy Chief Administrative Trademark Judge at the TTAB
    Susan M. Richey has been named Deputy Chief Administrative Trademark Judge at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She becomes the twenty-second judge now sitting on the Board. Susan Richey comes to the Board from the University of New…
  • Sep 11

    Although Rare, LEARDI Primarily Merely a Surname, Says TTAB

    Although Rare, LEARDI Primarily Merely a Surname, Says TTAB
    The Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(4) refusal to register the mark LEARDI (in the stylized form below) for business management services, finding the mark to be primarily merely a surname. Although LEARDI is a rare surname, applicant indicated…
Rank this Week: 248

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/
  • Sep 12

    Many interesting football trademarks filed in 2014

    Many interesting football trademarks filed in 2014
    Football season – both college and professional – is upon us. In 2014, many interesting football related trademarks have been filed. Click the marks to open the USPTO records in a new window. LOTS of filings related to the…
  • Sep 9

    New World Trade Center logo: Love it or leave it?

    New World Trade Center logo: Love it or leave it?
    The World Trade Center complex in New York City recently unveiled a new logo. The complex is made up of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, One WTC, and Four WTC. The new logo is one of my favorites.  Here is why: It is simple in appearance…
  • Sep 9

    New World Trade Center logo: Love it or leave it?

    New World Trade Center logo: Love it or leave it?
    The World Trade Center complex in New York City recently unveiled a new logo. The complex is made up of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, One WTC, and Four WTC. The new logo is one of my favorites.  Here is why: It is simple in appearance…
Rank this Week: 1185

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 12

    Copyright in wedding ring design?

    Copyright in wedding ring design?
    My wife and I decided to have custom wedding ring made at a national level chain store jeweler three years ago. This past weekend we stopped at the jeweler and saw a custom ring book where my wife saw her ring in that book and she was not…
  • Sep 11

    #publicdomain?

    #publicdomain?
    Dear, Rich: I’m trying to properly attribute public domain images in a course pack I’m writing and I’m confused about public domain tags. If a work has entered the public domain without being directly dedicated to the…
  • Sep 10

    British Site Stole My Fan Site Trademark

    British Site Stole My Fan Site Trademark
    Dear Rich: I am the owner of a domain name which I registered in 2001. My wife and I used the name and website to create a large online community and forum consisting of fans of a well known classic rock band. The community at its height had…
Rank this Week: 885

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
  • Sep 12

    Anti-Retaliation Provision of Whistleblower Statute Does Not Apply Extraterritorially

    Anti-Retaliation Provision of Whistleblower Statute Does Not Apply Extraterritorially
    By: Joe Marrow On August 14, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that the anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank whistleblower statute does not apply extraterritorially.  In its decision, Liu v. Siemens A.G., No.…
  • Sep 5

    MBBP Attorney Stanley Chalvire to Speak at MDG Boston Forum

    MBBP Attorney Stanley Chalvire to Speak at MDG Boston Forum
    Medical Development Group (MDG), an organization for professionals in the medical device industry, is hosting an upcoming forum event entitled “Intellectual Property Approaches to Safeguard Value”. MBBP IP and…
  • Sep 4

    MBBP Client Hastings Equity Partners Completes Sale of Advanced Precision Products, Inc.

    MBBP Client Hastings Equity Partners Completes Sale of Advanced Precision Products, Inc.
    MBBP client Hastings Equity Partners recently announced the sale of Advanced Precision Products, Inc. (APP) to Precision Engineered Products, LLC (PEP). Advanced Precision Products is a leading manufacturer of highly engineered components and…
Rank this Week: 4782

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Sep 12

    Why Fake Drugs Flood Nigeria – NAFDAC Boss by Ruby Leo | Daily Trust

    Why Fake Drugs Flood Nigeria – NAFDAC Boss by Ruby Leo | Daily Trust
    The Director General of the National Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Paul Orhii has blamed drug counterfeiting on low production capacity, porous borders and ignorance.  A statement yesterday by the agency’s…
  • Sep 1

    Nigeria Celebrates No Music Day!

    Nigeria Celebrates No Music Day!
    September 1, 2014 — On September 1 of every year, Nigeria celebrates No Music Day in order to draw attention to the widespread infringement of copyright as it affects the rights of performers, bands, music composers, recording artists,…
  • Sep 1

    NAFDAC Raids Kano Markets, Seizes Fake Drugs Worth Millions of Naira | Daily Independent

    NAFDAC Raids Kano Markets, Seizes Fake Drugs Worth Millions of Naira | Daily Independent
    National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has sealed seven shops and confiscated contraband and fake food products worth millions of naira in Kano.  In the special raid carried out by the Enforcement…
Rank this Week: 2761

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Sep 12

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14
    Monkey Selfies & Animal Artists — An interesting take on the frequently discussed monkey selfie from a philosophical perspective. Yes, Internet TV is near, but there’s too much money in cable to go there —…
  • Sep 5

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/05/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/05/14
    The Classical Cloud (via CultureCrash) — “If I were a music-obsessed teen-ager today, I would probably be revelling in this endless feast, and dismissing the complaints of curmudgeons. No longer would I need to prop a tape…
  • Aug 29

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/29/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/29/14
    Intellectual property and economic prosperity: Friends or foes? — Mark Schultz and Adam Mossoff: “Looking at the bigger picture, the broad sweep of economic history indicates that when it comes to economic prosperity and…
Rank this Week: 1125