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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/
  • Apr 22

    ACI Post-Grant PTO Proceedings Conference

    ACI Post-Grant PTO Proceedings Conference
    American Conference Institute (ACI) will be holding is 3rd Annual Post-Grant PTO Proceedings Conference on May 10-11, 2017 in New York, NY. ACI faculty will help attendees: • Evaluate the pros and cons of making a motion to amend claims…
  • Apr 22

    Program on Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law

    Program on Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law
    The John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law will be holding its 8th Annual Program on Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law from 8:15 am to 1:30 pm on May 5, 2017 in Chicago, IL.…
  • Apr 22

    Webinar on Protecting IP Rights in Joint Development Agreement

    Webinar on Protecting IP Rights in Joint Development Agreement
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Protecting IP Rights in Joint Development Agreements and Strategic Alliances -- Structuring JDAs to Apportion Contributed, Joint and Derivative IP; Planning for Involuntary Early…
Rank this Week: 149

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Apr 22

    Illegal Failure of German Renewable Policy

    Illegal Failure of German Renewable Policy
    The German Renewable Energy Industry Association (Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie e.V.) just published a paper showing that Germany will be one of only five EU Member States failing to achieve their renewable energy share required by the EU…
  • Apr 22

    Time for Fossil Fuel Feed-in Tariff

    Time for Fossil Fuel Feed-in Tariff
    Joe Romm explains that solar and wind now are beating fossil fuel power generation on price without any subsidies, citing recent reports by the UN and Bloomberg. That’s not surprising to anyone who paid attention. Kees van der Leun…
  • Apr 22

    Stronger Oil Cartels Needed Now

    Stronger Oil Cartels Needed Now
    Jillian Ambrose explains in this Telegraph article several reasons given by Oxford Professor Dieter Helm why oil prices are expected to stay low. Helm is quoted with this statement: As prices come down you’d expect producers to supply…
Rank this Week: 1221

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Trade mark trolls in Cuba: an update

    Trade mark trolls in Cuba: an update
    CubaBack in 2015 the IPKat hosted an interesting report by Jaime Ángeles (Angeles Pons) on the problem of trade mark trolls in Cuba. Jaime has now prepared an update on the situation. Here's what he…
  • Apr 21

    Fordham 25 (Report 6): The Judge

    Fordham 25 (Report 6): The Judge
    Brad Smith at last night's Gala DinnerAfter an incredible night at the gala dinner, where the AmeriKat's new IP idol, Brad Smith (Microsoft), delivered and incredible an emotive speech on the stories of innovation, IP and society that…
  • Apr 21

    Double-check your docketing!

    Double-check your docketing!
    We rely upon automated systems for so much in modern society.  But an automated system is only as reliable as its human inputs.  Following a recent EPO Board of Appeal Decision J 0023/14 (Re-establishment of rights) of…
Rank this Week: 91

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 60

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

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

http://www.mipatente.com/
Rank this Week: 4837

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Apr 22

    Litigation in Germany – A Troll’s Paradise?

    Litigation in Germany – A Troll’s Paradise?
    In Germany, the winning party is able to recover a significant amount of its costs from the losing party. This cost reimbursement, which is based on a statutory fee schedule, depends on the value of the case. The amount of recoverable fees…
  • Apr 21

    Fordham Conference Day 1

    Fordham Conference Day 1
    The Fordham IP Conference in New York is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. As the conference heads into its second quarter-century, the programme and faculty are as impressive as ever. It remains a magnet for key opinion leaders…
  • Apr 21

    Danish Maritime & Commercial Court awards historically high damages in Quetiapine

    Danish Maritime & Commercial Court awards historically high damages in Quetiapine
    On 17 June 2016 the Maritime and Commercial court declared AstraZeneca’s patent DK/EP 0 907 364 invalid, rendering the preliminary injunctions granted against Teva and a number of other competitors void as a result. The issue of damages…
Rank this Week: 2119

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1985

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Apr 22

    Accessing Former Employer’s Google Account May Violate CFAA

    Accessing Former Employer’s Google Account May Violate CFAA
    Suppose your employer asks you to create a Google account for the company. So you do. You set up everything yourself: Google Drive, Google+, Gmail–the works. You even set the password to your dog’s name. All of Google’s…
  • Mar 9

    Hypothetical Overbreadth May Invalidate Noncompete

    Hypothetical Overbreadth May Invalidate Noncompete
    The “janitor test” isn’t the only hypothetical scenario that, when applied to a non-compete agreement governed by Virginia law, can render the contract unenforceable. In NVR, Inc. v. David Nelson, the federal court in…
  • Feb 6

    Public Disclosure of Discovery

    Public Disclosure of Discovery
    If you look up “deposition” on YouTube, you’ll likely find over 200,000 videos to choose from. Many include graphics and commentary that the uploader added after the deposition was taken, usually with the aim of mocking the…
Rank this Week: 4090

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/
  • Apr 22

    What is a Utility Patent?

    What is a Utility Patent?
    A utility patent is one of three separate types of patents the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) can award inventors to protect their inventions. Generally speaking, a utility patent will have a term that begins on the date the patent…
  • Apr 22

    Managing and Protecting a Brand in the Age of Social Media

    Managing and Protecting a Brand in the Age of Social Media
    In 2016 social media users reached 2.3 billion. With an audience made up of consumers, competitors and industry influencers, social media is a melting pot of opportunity and risk. Social platforms have quickly become a go-to platform for…
  • Apr 22

    Kory Christensen joins Polsinelli as Shareholder in San Francisco Office

    Kory Christensen joins Polsinelli as Shareholder in San Francisco Office
    Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 firm, announced Kory Christensen, an accomplished intellectual property attorney, joined as shareholder in its San Francisco office. Christensen is the most recent of several attorneys to join Polsinelli’s…
Rank this Week: 395

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

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

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Apr 22

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

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017 (Updated)
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
  • Feb 4

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (revised)

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (revised)
    Every state but Massachusetts and New York has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (the UTSA) in one form or another – though some may quibble with whether Alabama or North Carolina actually adopted it. (The Uniform Law…
  • Feb 4

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated Today)

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated Today)
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated to reflect a few developments and to make a few tweaks since the last draft. Most significantly, Georgia surprised many (me included) with its decision that the 2011…
Rank this Week: 686

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Apr 22

    NAFDAC Alerts Public of Recall of Hydrocortisone 100MG/1 ML Solution

    NAFDAC Alerts Public of Recall of Hydrocortisone 100MG/1 ML Solution
    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is alerting the Nigerian public about the recall of a batch of Hydrocortisone injection as a precaution following the receipt of a number of [...] The post NAFDAC…
  • Apr 15

    How to Register a Trademark in the U.S.

    How to Register a Trademark in the U.S.
    In the U.S., registering your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) allows you to enjoy federal law protection for your brand. 1. What types of trademark applications may be filed in [...] The post How to…
  • Apr 10

    Facebook’s Oculus Sued Over Virtual Reality Patent

    Facebook’s Oculus Sued Over Virtual Reality Patent
    Just two months after the $500 million verdict against Oculus VR LLC, a California-based technology licensing company, Techno View IP, has filed a suit against Oculus, Facebook’s virtual reality subsidiary, alleging patent…
Rank this Week: 2477

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/
  • Apr 22

    ashleynef: simaethae: so on the subject of stolen property, i’ve seen various arguments on this...

    ashleynef: simaethae: so on the subject of stolen property, i’ve seen various arguments on this...
    ashleynef: simaethae: so on the subject of stolen property, i’ve seen various arguments on this point but it is in fact true that inheriting something from a relative, when you know full well that it was stolen, does not make it…
  • Apr 1

    pollydoodles: howdidthisevenhappenanyway: darlinghogwarts: darlinghogwarts: what if elle woods...

    pollydoodles: howdidthisevenhappenanyway: darlinghogwarts: darlinghogwarts: what if elle woods...
    pollydoodles: howdidthisevenhappenanyway: darlinghogwarts: darlinghogwarts: what if elle woods from legally blonde had been harry’s lawyer during his hearing in the order of the phoenix elle woods: [looks at umbridge]elle woods: I…
  • Mar 29

    Take the Fansplaining Definitions Survey

    Take the Fansplaining Definitions Survey
    Take the Fansplaining Definitions Survey: If you have filled out the new survey from @fansplaining, please do! This survey is meant to help us come to a collective definition of what “fanfiction” means. It’s also going to…
Rank this Week: 2248

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
  • Apr 22

    Equustek v Google: my Fordham talk

    Equustek v Google: my Fordham talk
    Fordham Law School has the best annual  intellectual property conferences. I had the privilege of speaking at its 25th Annual IP Conference yesterday on the Equustek v Google case. In this case the Supreme Court of Canada is being…
  • Apr 22

    Legality of Kodi boxes: my interview with Fairchild TV

    Legality of Kodi boxes: my interview with Fairchild TV
    Kodi boxes pre-configured to enable buyers to stream and download movie and TV content are proving to be a challenge to producers and distributors of this content in Canada and around the world. Recently the Federal Court granted an…
  • Apr 22

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2017-04-21

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2017-04-21
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Rank this Week: 633

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
Rank this Week: 2889

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 145

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Apr 21

    TWiL 383: Bunch of Bull

    TWiL 383: Bunch of Bull
    Is the girl on wall street a derivative work of the bull? Join Mike Keys, Denise Howell, Evan Brown, and Matthew Curtis discuss the latest developments in technology law. What does it take to file for a declaratory judgment? Does the taking…
  • Apr 7

    TWiL 382: European or 12-Year Old?

    TWiL 382: European or 12-Year Old?
    What's the difference between anonymity and privacy? Denise Howell, Mike Keyes, Tanya Forsheit, and Matt Curtis discuss the potential implications of European privacy laws for U.S. citizens and corporations. James Comey's Twittersphere…
  • Mar 31

    TWiL 381: We Want to Believe

    TWiL 381: We Want to Believe
    How do you protect your privacy when Congress will not? Denise Howell, Bob Cattanach, Josh Gilliand, and Matt Curtis discuss the implications of S.J.Res.34 and what to expect from your ISP. If absolute privacy is not real, are back doors…
Rank this Week: 1751

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/
  • Apr 21

    The FCC Announces Two Rules of Interest to NCE Station

    The FCC Announces Two Rules of Interest to NCE Station
    On April 20, 2017, the FCC announced two new developments for NCE stations. First, the FCC stated that it will no longer require the officers and board members of NCE stations to obtain FCC registration numbers (“FRNs”), a…
  • Apr 20

    What Happens in Vegas in April…We’ll Tell You About in May

    What Happens in Vegas in April…We’ll Tell You About in May
    Regular readers of our “Memorandum to Clients” publication are an astute and well-read bunch (probably because they read the “MTC”). So we’re guessing that  you are generally aware of our usual publication…
  • Apr 20

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline
    Do you know what FCC filing deadlines are coming up in early May through early June?  We do.  Note our list is not comprehensive, and other proceedings may apply to you.  Please do not hesitate to contact FHH if you have any…
Rank this Week: 1033

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
  • Mar 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
  • Feb 28

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"
    The choice between rules and standards in lawmaking is a central question. But the line between the two forms is not as clear as most scholars presume. This talk argues that the lack of a coherent unifying principle in the…
Rank this Week: 1207

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
  • Apr 21

    Auction House Accused of Scraping Competitor’s Web Listing

    Auction House Accused of Scraping Competitor’s Web Listing
    Screen scraping is a problem that has vexed website owners since the early days of e-commerce – how to make valuable content available to users and customers, but prevent competitors from accessing such content for commercial…
  • Apr 20

    Arizona Passes Groundbreaking Blockchain and Smart Contract Law – State Blockchain Laws on the Rise

    Arizona Passes Groundbreaking Blockchain and Smart Contract Law – State Blockchain Laws on the Rise
    The blockchain or “distributed ledger network” was originally conceived as the peer-to-peer technology platform that allows for the transfer of Bitcoin without the need for a trusted intermediary.  However, the blockchain…
  • Apr 17

    Craigslist Garners $60 Million Judgment against Radpad in Scraping Dispute

    Craigslist Garners $60 Million Judgment against Radpad in Scraping Dispute
    For years, craigslist has aggressively used technological and legal methods to prevent unauthorized parties from violating its terms of use by scraping, linking to or accessing user postings for their own commercial purposes.  In its…
Rank this Week: 4013

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 337

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
Rank this Week: 2908

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

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

    Ask Dr. Copyright — He tackles the Basics!

    Ask Dr. Copyright — He tackles the Basics!
    Dear Doc: You often write complicated articles about interesting and esoteric matters of intellectual property law. How about something at a more basic level that I can share with my children to help them understand what copyright is all…
  • Apr 14

    Breaking News: Ghostbusters Prevails Over Day of the Dead

    Breaking News: Ghostbusters Prevails Over Day of the Dead
    Late Breaking News: Ghostbusters Prevails Over Day of the Dead After Initial Defeat     If you’re a vodka connoisseur, you probably know that Dan Aykroyd of Saturday Night Live, the Blues Brothers, and Ghostbusters fame…
  • Apr 7

    When is a Defense not a Defense?

    When is a Defense not a Defense?
    Now For a Riddle: When is a Defense not a Defense?… (Pause for effect)… Answer – When the Supreme Court says it’s not. Not so many years ago, patents were very powerful.  A patent owner was entitled to a court…
Rank this Week: 4869

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: 219

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: 161

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 170

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Apr 21

    Conoce a los bloggers – INTA Barcelona 2017

    Conoce a los bloggers – INTA Barcelona 2017
    Ay, Dios mio… viviendo el sueño.  ¿Es realmente posible en nuestro mundo tanto triste y prosaico? ¡Di me, Elvis!  ¡Di me la verdad! Yes, yes, yes! The trademark bloggers are...
  • Apr 16

    Posner’s “judicial interpretive updating” and the disparagement clause

    Posner’s “judicial interpretive updating” and the disparagement clause
    Thank God for small favors.  Like being far away from the Seventh Circuit these days if you or your client want to rely on the words of a statute to...
  • Apr 10

    Likelihood of extrusion

    Likelihood of extrusion
    Reprinting my annual Passover post. The first seder is tonight, Monday April 10th. I’ll be offline and unaccountable for comment moderation, glitch control or anything else until the night of...
Rank this Week: 96

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 21

    Let’s Fight Nazi

    Let’s Fight Nazi
    By Jessy R. Nations Dear Internet, I hope you’re happy. Just look what you did. You went and made Nazis again. Seriously, what were you thinking? It’s 2017 for crying out loud. I thought we all decided Nazis were bad like 50 years…
  • Apr 19

    Virtual Shareholders’ Meetings: Yay or Nay?

    Virtual Shareholders’ Meetings: Yay or Nay?
    By Alex Bullock Next month, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will hold their annual shareholders’ meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders’ meeting is a spectacle unlike any other, bringing investors from…
  • Apr 17

    Twitter Fights Back in the ‘Trump Era’ to Protect ‘Rogue’ Government Account

    Twitter Fights Back in the ‘Trump Era’ to Protect ‘Rogue’ Government Account
    By Jeff Bess During the early days of Donald Trump’s presidency, Twitter accounts purporting to represent unofficial “resistance” factions of federal agencies emerged and proliferated alternative perspectives on the inner…
Rank this Week: 3374

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 239

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
  • Apr 21

    Applied BioMath and Northern Biologics to Collaborate on Biotherapeutic Candidate in Oncology

    Applied BioMath and Northern Biologics to Collaborate on Biotherapeutic Candidate in Oncology
    Firm client Applied BioMath, the industry-leader in applying mechanistic modeling to drug research and development, announced a collaboration with Northern Biologics, an innovative antibody discovery and development company. The companies…
  • Apr 20

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector Newsletter, Spring 2017

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector Newsletter, Spring 2017
    Our Life Sciences team has published the Spring 2017 edition of its newsletter, Vector. Below you will find brief descriptions of the news and articles included in the publication. Read the full newsletter for more information. DAVID…
  • Apr 19

    WatchRx Selected as Top Innovator by AARP and MedCity New

    WatchRx Selected as Top Innovator by AARP and MedCity New
    Jayanthi Narasimhan, Founder and CEO of firm client WatchRx, has been named a 50+ Innovation Leader by AARP and MedCity News. The honor recognizes the leading innovators of services and products designed to serve the booming 50+ consumer…
Rank this Week: 828

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Blizzard v. Bossland: Game Over for Video Game Botting?

    Blizzard v. Bossland: Game Over for Video Game Botting?
    I’m a rules follower. Going back to the days of the Game Genie—a device that allowed gamers to play Super Mario Bros. with infinite lives or the Legend of Zelda with infinite bombs—I have always preferred the satisfaction of…
  • Apr 20

    While the Slants are in the Spotlight, Chief Wahoo is on Deck

    While the Slants are in the Spotlight, Chief Wahoo is on Deck
    Throughout the past decade, attorneys, judges, plaintiffs, and defendants have invested thousands of hours in the fight over offensive trademarks. Most of the public is aware of the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins, who…
  • Apr 19

    Trademark Butter Battle: Kerrygold v. Irishgold

    Trademark Butter Battle: Kerrygold v. Irishgold
    You’ve probably heard of and/or eaten Kerrygold® Pure Irish Butter, a deliciously popular (but higher-priced) butter imported from Ireland, made with milk from grass-fed cows. It’s available in most stores across the United…
Rank this Week: 235

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Apr 21

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/21/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/21/17
    How Google Eats a Business Whole — “‘I didn’t understand the benefit to us,’ he said. ‘It’s a big ask. Like, ‘hey, let us tap into the most valuable thing that you have, that has taken years to…
  • Apr 17

    Mavrix v LiveJournal: Preserving Incentives to Address Online Infringement

    Mavrix v LiveJournal: Preserving Incentives to Address Online Infringement
    On Friday, April 7, 2017, the Ninth Circuit published its opinion in Mavrix Photographs v LiveJournal, a potentially significant decision touching on a number of provisions in Section 512 of the Copyright Act, which was passed as part of the…
  • Apr 14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/14/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/14/17
    How Google Book Search Got Lost — Scott Rosenberg writes about how the service has become almost dormant: “The Google Books ‘History’ page trails off in 2007, and its blog stopped updating in 2012, after which it got…
Rank this Week: 4826

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/
  • Apr 21

    Save the Date: Meet the Bloggers XIII – Monday May 22nd in Barcelona

    Save the Date: Meet the Bloggers XIII – Monday May 22nd in Barcelona
    The thirteenth annual Meet the Bloggers event will be held once again this year at the annual conference of INTA in Barcelona, Spain. All blog readers are invited to join us for the fun.  Please RSVP here so that we know to…
  • Apr 20

    USPTO trademark filings in 1st quarter of 2017 up nearly 4%

    USPTO trademark filings in 1st quarter of 2017 up nearly 4%
    The volume of trademark application filings at the USPTO continues to rise steadily. Filings in the first 3 months of 2016 are up at least 3% over the same time period from last year. First 3 months of 2017: 102,146 new applications filed…
  • Apr 19

    Examples of great brand names, and why they are worth the trouble to create

    Examples of great brand names, and why they are worth the trouble to create
    I love finding creating and wonderful brand names. And they really are all around us. When trying to name a new service or product, finding a creative name can seem so difficult. Yet the extra effort and perseverance is worthwhile, because a…
Rank this Week: 3103

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/
  • Apr 21

    Make America Troll Again

    Make America Troll Again
    Whitney Phillips, This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture (2016).James GrimmelmannThere is a theory that Donald Trump does not exist, and that the fictional character of…
  • Apr 20

    “If you count it, it will count:” From Directives to Reports Refined

    “If you count it, it will count:” From Directives to Reports Refined
    Oren Perez, The Green Economy Paradox: A Critical Inquiry into Sustainability Indexes, 17 Minn. J. L. Sci. & Tech 153 (2016).Robert RosenStudents of organizations know that numbers can drive action and uncounted outcomes can get lost…
  • Apr 19

    Choosing How We Make Choice

    Choosing How We Make Choice
    Cass R. Sustein, The Ethics of Influence: Government in the Age of Behavioral Science (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016).Aditi BagchiCass Sunstein’s thoughts about the ethics of regulation are of more than theoretical interest. He…
Rank this Week: 168

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

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

    CLE: Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law

    CLE: Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law
    On Friday, May 5, 2017, from 8:15 am – 1:30 pm, John Marshall is hosting its 8th annual Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law seminar.  In addition to providing ethics credit, the program is top-notch, including:…
  • Apr 19

    Twombly / Iqbal Requires Factual Allegations Beyond Reciting Patent Claim Element

    Twombly / Iqbal Requires Factual Allegations Beyond Reciting Patent Claim Element
    Atlas IP, LLC v. City of Naperville, No. 15 C 10744, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jul. 19, 2016) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman granted defendant Naperville’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim pursuant to…
  • Apr 17

    Court Identifies “Troubling” Trend of Plaintiffs Not Following Local Rule

    Court Identifies “Troubling” Trend of Plaintiffs Not Following Local Rule
    ABS-CBN Corp. v. Pinoy Grill, LLC, No. 16 C 11448, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 9, 2017) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur sua sponte ordered plaintiff to comply with Local Rule 5.2(f) and the Court’s directive that all pleadings –…
Rank this Week: 1711

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Apr 21

    Broad Estoppel for IPR Petitioner Asserting Prior Art in District Court

    Broad Estoppel for IPR Petitioner Asserting Prior Art in District Court
    Uncertainty over IPR estoppel continues. In Douglas Dynamics, LLC v. Meyer Products LLC, the Western District of Wisconsin recently ruled that grounds of invalidity left out of a petition for inter partes review are estopped and cannot be…
  • Apr 20

    CAFC: Handling Search Queries Is Not Patent-Eligible

    CAFC: Handling Search Queries Is Not Patent-Eligible
    A Federal Circuit Panel needed little analysis to determine that retrieving and displaying information is not patent-eligible subject matter, and affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a suit alleging infringement of claims of three…
  • Apr 18

    PTAB: Social Media Privacy Management Is Patent-Eligible

    PTAB: Social Media Privacy Management Is Patent-Eligible
    Claims to managing privacy in a social network survive the Mayo/Alice patent-eligibility test, says the PTAB, reversing an Examiner’s rejection under 35 U.S.C. § 101.  Ex parte Drake Sutton-Shearer, Appeal 2015-003977,…
Rank this Week: 999

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    What you need to know about the ASA's predicament in South Africa

    What you need to know about the ASA's predicament in South Africa
    The Advertising Standards Authority's future in South Africa is in grave doubt and it not only affects them and their employees, but the entire advertising fraternity and all consumers. Here are some facts that you need to know…
  • Apr 19

    Looking for INTA Accommodation?

    Looking for INTA Accommodation?
    If you are still in need of accommodation at INTA, I have access to a booking at the Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel for standard single room which is very close the convention centre. I need to cancel the booking today if it is not going to…
  • Apr 6

    5 IP Reasons To Concentrate on Zuma - Azumi V Zuma's Choice Pet Product

    5 IP Reasons To Concentrate on Zuma - Azumi V Zuma's Choice Pet Product
    The South African president’s name is in the news this week but perhaps not in a way in which you know. The recent UK case of Azumi Ltd v Zuma’s Choice Pet Products Ltd & Zoe Vanderbilt is a case about a high end Japanese…
Rank this Week: 3578

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    T1825/13 : interprétation holistique

    T1825/13 : interprétation holistique
    Un lecteur me signale cette intéressante décision, qu'il en soit remercié! Le brevet avait pour objet un dispositif de contrôle de la qualité d'impression (QPCA) d'une imprimante. Lors de l'examen…
  • Apr 18

    J23/14 : restitutio sur le délai de la règle 51(2) CBE

    J23/14 : restitutio sur le délai de la règle 51(2) CBE
    Le demandeur avait formé une requête en restitutio in integrum car il n'avait pas respecté le délai de 6 mois de la règle 51(2) CBE (dans sa version applicable avant le 1.1.2017) pour le paiement de la taxe…
  • Apr 17

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    EGYP recherche pour son siège à Paris :  Un(e) ingénieur brevet, diplômé(e) du CEIPI, idéalement Conseil en propriété industrielle et/ou mandataire agréé(e)…
Rank this Week: 1752

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
Rank this Week: 1140

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
  • Apr 20

    Podcast: Charging Bull v. Fearless Girl, Cady Noland, 5Pointz, Moral Right

    Podcast: Charging Bull v. Fearless Girl, Cady Noland, 5Pointz, Moral Right
    Does an artist have the legal right to protect her work from the encroachment of another artist’s artwork? That’s the question facing Arturo Di Modica, creator of Wall Street’s iconic bronze Charging Bull, which last month…
  • Apr 15

    A VARA Triumph, Detroit Mural Will Stay Put

    A VARA Triumph, Detroit Mural Will Stay Put
    It’s VARA craziness week. According to the Detroit Metro Times, Detroit’s “iconic” Illuminated Mural won’t be torn down. Apparently the artist and building owner announced last Thursday that they have…
  • Apr 14

    Calling Bull on Art

    Calling Bull on Art
    There’s been so much coverage of the Charging Bull-Fearless Girl controversy that it’s hard to keep track. So, what we’ll do here, in pure shameless self-promotion, is highlight two articles that quote our very own Sergio…
Rank this Week: 688

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3916

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
  • Apr 20

    EMW Law Firm Releases Information on Fintech Patenting

    EMW Law Firm Releases Information on Fintech Patenting
    The EMW Law Firm has released some information concerning Fintech patenting trends.  EMW states: The number of ‘fintech patents’ filed worldwide is continuing to rise sharply, reaching 9,545 in 2016*, up 6% from 9,045 filed…
  • Apr 20

    Milken Institute: Best Universities for Technology Transfer

    Milken Institute: Best Universities for Technology Transfer
    The Milken Institute has released a report on April 20, 2017, titled, “Concept to Commercialization: The Best Universities for Technology Transfer.”   The Report’s Executive Summary states some conclusions…
  • Apr 12

    UB3: Uber's New Patent Purchase Program

    UB3: Uber's New Patent Purchase Program
    Uber has launched a patent purchase program called, “UB3.”  The program sounds very similar to the one founded by Google and run by Allied Security Trust.  Indeed, the announcement by Uber references the Allied Security…
Rank this Week: 482

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    9th Circuit revives class action against allegedly mislabeled baby food

    9th Circuit revives class action against allegedly mislabeled baby food
    Bruton v. Gerber Prods. Co., 2017 WL 1396221, --- Fed.Appx. ----, No. 15-15174 (9th Cir. Apr. 19, 2017)Bruton sued Gerber, alleging that labels on certain Gerber baby food products included claims about nutrient and sugar content that were…
  • Apr 20

    Georgetown Tech Law Review seeks submission

    Georgetown Tech Law Review seeks submission
    From the editors:The Georgetown Law Technology Review is soliciting content for fall 2017 publication. Founded in 2015, the Review seeks to build a common forum for technologists, lawyers, and policymakers to discuss the increasingly complex…
  • Apr 20

    Presumptions and evidence of causation both work in false advertising case

    Presumptions and evidence of causation both work in false advertising case
    Robroy Indus.–Texas, LLC v. Thomas & Betts Corp., No. 15-CV-512, No. 2:16-CV-198, 2017 WL 1370545 (E.D. Tex. Apr. 10, 2017)T&B and Robroy compete in the market for PVC-coated electrical conduit, which is used to carry electrical…
Rank this Week: 869

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

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

    Answering the Call — Pro Se Assistance at the USPTO

    Answering the Call — Pro Se Assistance at the USPTO
    Guest post by Kathy Matecki, Director of USPTO’s Technical Center 3600 Independent inventors and small business owners have a long tradition of creating innovative products and opening up new sectors of the American marketplace. Some of…
  • Apr 20

    Prof Patterson: Teasing Through a Single FRAND Rate

    Prof Patterson: Teasing Through a Single FRAND Rate
    Guest Post by Prof. Mark R. Patterson, Fordham Law Last week Professor Jorge Contreras provided here an excellent summary of the April 5 decision of Mr. Justice Birss of the UK’s High Court of Justice in Unwired Planet International…
  • Apr 19

    Broad Estoppel After Failed IPR: What Prior Art “could have been found by a skilled searcher’s diligent search?”

    Broad Estoppel After Failed IPR: What Prior Art “could have been found by a skilled searcher’s diligent search?”
    by Dennis Crouch Douglas Dynamics v. Meyer Prods (W.D. Wisc 2017) [2017-04-18 (68) Order re post IPR invalidity defenses].After Douglas sued Meyer for infringing its U.S. Patent No. 6,928,757 (Snowplow mounting assembly), Meyer petition…
Rank this Week: 264

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/
  • Apr 20

    What Do California Wine Grapes and California Marijuana Have in Common?

    What Do California Wine Grapes and California Marijuana Have in Common?
    When a winery wants to tell consumers the geographic source of its wine, it includes on the label the wine’s “appellation of origin.”  An appellation of origin tells the consumer where the wine grapes were grown. …
  • Apr 13

    Are the Tides Turning for Motions to Amend Claims in IPR Proceedings?

    Are the Tides Turning for Motions to Amend Claims in IPR Proceedings?
    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) has rarely allowed patent owners to replace or modify claims during inter partes review (“IPR”), covered business method review, or post-grant review.  In fact, in April…
  • Apr 6

    The Fabric of Copyright Infringement: Obtaining Summary Judgment on Copying Element

    The Fabric of Copyright Infringement: Obtaining Summary Judgment on Copying Element
    Generally, the issue of copyright infringement presents issues of fact to be decided by a jury.  However, when evidence that a design is so “substantially similar” to a copyrighted design, the trial court can find…
Rank this Week: 595

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: 1667