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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    CBS News covers new Novartis drug to address heart failure

    CBS News covers new Novartis drug to address heart failure
    CBS Nightly News on Saturday, August 30, 2014 led off with a story on the Novartis drug LCZ696 (a combination of valsartan ( Diovan ) and sacubitril to treat heart failure), which story, including comments by Jon LaPook, was quite favorable. …
  • Aug 30

    "Media corporations exist to assemble audiences for profit, not to inform the public"

    "Media corporations exist to assemble audiences for profit, not to inform the public"
    Within a post at Salon titled Fareed Zakaria’s real sins: Not plagiarism but neoliberal know-it-all-ism , one finds the textMedia corporations exist, after all, not to inform the public or help it deliberate but to assemble and…
  • Aug 30

    The PARADIGM-HF study; a new use for valsartan?

    The PARADIGM-HF study; a new use for valsartan?
    What does a drug company, facing a patent expiration, do? One option is the forced switch [see IPBiz post: CBS News on August 28 covers "forced switch" related to drug Namenda ] Another option is to find a new use. In the post 3…
Rank this Week: 42

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Aug 30

    Defendant Fails To Rebut Presumption of Registrability in CHALK PAINT

    Defendant Fails To Rebut Presumption of Registrability in CHALK PAINT
    WEBSTERS CHALK PAINT POWDER v. ANNIE SLOAN, ND Georgia Plt. acquired distinctiveness in CHALK PAINT http://t.co/pESejb9AOX — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) August 30, 2014
  • Aug 30

    What-Not-To-Do list for Survey

    What-Not-To-Do list for Survey
    Cross Commerce v Collective, SDNY What-Not-To-Do List for Surveys; Also, COLLECTIVE is Descriptive http://t.co/rzPXYORqKU — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) August 30, 2014
  • Aug 30

    STOLI: The Third Decade

    STOLI: The Third Decade
    It’s not possible to ‘briefly’ summarize the dispute regarding ownership of the STOLI marks. The STOLI Mark Dispute: Decade 3 http://t.co/kftxCYSuLg — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) August 30, 2014
Rank this Week: 501

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
  • Aug 30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-29
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-28: Unsolicited Commercial Email CASL And Your Business Obligati… http://t.co/tAyrzL9SaN -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-28 http://t.co/tOV626q8Dz -> The…
  • Aug 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-28
    Unsolicited Commercial Email CASL And Your Business Obligations https://t.co/X8A1cdjeHt -> Federal Circuit: Bingo Gaming Software Improperly Encompasses the “Basic Tools of Scientific and … http://t.co/XW6fnV0DFV -> Dutch…
  • Aug 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-27
    Universal Music Sues Over VH1 DJ Competition Series http://t.co/Txzqhsh3CU -> NSA Revelations, Losses to US Cloud Industry Staggering http://t.co/kncns1NMYT -> Appeals court knocks out computer bingo patents http://t.co/CU6qJbyn41 ->…
Rank this Week: 1500

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
  • Aug 30

    Patent Drafting: Appropriately Disclosing Your Invention

    Patent Drafting: Appropriately Disclosing Your Invention
    It is also vitally critical for inventors to understand that the strength and breadth of your disclosure will be determined not only by the general descriptions, but by the specific descriptions that explain various embodiments.…
  • Aug 28

    Karsten Manufacturing, Parent Company of PING, Seeks Patent Counsel

    Karsten Manufacturing, Parent Company of PING, Seeks Patent Counsel
    Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (KMC), parent company of PING, Inc., maker of PING golf equipment, is seeking Patent Counsel to oversee a broad range of intellectual property-related work within the company.
  • Aug 28

    Erosion of Patent Rights Will Harm US Economy

    Erosion of Patent Rights Will Harm US Economy
    Without any legitimate statutory precedent or authority the Supreme Court is wrecking the U.S. economy just as sure as snow is white and water is wet. Unfortunately, a terribly divided Federal Circuit is causing their own brand of…
Rank this Week: 253

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/
  • Aug 30

    Patent Drafting: Appropriately Disclosing Your Invention

    Patent Drafting: Appropriately Disclosing Your Invention
    It is also vitally critical for inventors to understand that the strength and breadth of your disclosure will be determined not only by the general descriptions, but by the specific descriptions that explain various embodiments.…
  • Aug 28

    Karsten Manufacturing, Parent Company of PING, Seeks Patent Counsel

    Karsten Manufacturing, Parent Company of PING, Seeks Patent Counsel
    Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (KMC), parent company of PING, Inc., maker of PING golf equipment, is seeking Patent Counsel to oversee a broad range of intellectual property-related work within the company.
  • Aug 28

    Erosion of Patent Rights Will Harm US Economy

    Erosion of Patent Rights Will Harm US Economy
    Without any legitimate statutory precedent or authority the Supreme Court is wrecking the U.S. economy just as sure as snow is white and water is wet. Unfortunately, a terribly divided Federal Circuit is causing their own brand of…
Rank this Week: 4305

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Aug 30

    Free the phantom images - 12 million historic images to be released

    Free the phantom images - 12 million historic images to be released
    An American academic has uploaded 2.6 million of public domain images onto a site on photo sharing service  Flickr to allow users to take a "digital trip through time". Kalev Leetaru has uploaded an astonishing 2.6 million fully-tagged…
  • Aug 29

    The CopyKat: mirror mirror on the wall - who has the biggest banana of them all?

    The CopyKat: mirror mirror on the wall - who has the biggest banana of them all?
    A federal judge has dismissed lawsuit filed by Arrow Productions, the owner of the copyright in the 1972 iconic porn movie “Deep Throat”. The case was brought against The Weinstein Co, the company that produced the biographical…
  • Aug 27

    Comic Art, Creativity And The Law: a book notice

    Comic Art, Creativity And The Law: a book notice
    Apologies to readers of Art & Artifice for the cross-post (a somewhat longer version of this notice was posted there earlier today), but here's a book that is of interest to copyright lawyers and owners, as well as to those whose focus is…
Rank this Week: 1496

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 2608

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 29

    BIO IP & Diagnostics Symposium

    BIO IP & Diagnostics Symposium
    The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will be holding its second annual IP & Diagnostics Symposium from 8:15 am to 2:30 pm on September 26, 2014 at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel in Alexandria, VA. The Symposium will review…
  • Aug 29

    Webinar on Prosecution and Diligence Strategie

    Webinar on Prosecution and Diligence Strategie
    The American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Professional Development and Section of Intellectual Property Law will be offering a live webinar entitled "Charting New Territory: Prosecution and Diligence Strategies in the Wake of the AIA" on…
  • Aug 29

    Business of Biosimilars Conference

    Business of Biosimilars Conference
    The Institute for International Research (IIR) will be holding its 15th Annual Business of Biosimilars conference from October 20-22, 2014 in Boston, MA. The conference will offer presentations on the following topics: Pre-Conference Day --…
Rank this Week: 180

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: 228

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • 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…
  • Aug 22

    TWiL 272: The Louisville Recursion

    TWiL 272: The Louisville Recursion
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Bringing "Moneyball" to legal strategies, Adam Carolla's settlement with the podcast patent troll, understanding Creative Commons licenses, and more! Guests: Ron Dolin and Sarah Pearson Photo credit:…
  • Aug 15

    TWiL 271: A Hero Named Kevin Bacon

    TWiL 271: A Hero Named Kevin Bacon
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Guardians of the Galaxy's mixtape and new business models, stalking your cat, robots replacing jobs, and more! Guests: Sam Glover and Ali Sternburg Download or subscribe to this show at…
Rank this Week: 209

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office
    As part of its new draft Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, we have guidance on registration for websites.  The draft of the full compendium is over 1200 pages and covers publication, recordation, notice,…
  • Jun 10

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia
    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/circuit-courts/ca2/12-4547 The post Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia appeared first on Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.
  • Jun 9

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle
    Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center Advisory Board Member Peter Hirtle reviews Is it in the Public Domain? It is very difficult to determine whether works are in the public domain in the United States.  That is why I had to…
Rank this Week: 1627

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Facebook in the fast lane: Ferrari moves up a gear

    Facebook in the fast lane: Ferrari moves up a gear
    Most big companies are present on social media these days, whether it is on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. In fact, when establishing a brand today, an important consideration is to create its social media pages, and especially to do so…
  • Aug 29

    Lindsay Lohan and New York Right of Publicity: An Update ✌ ✌ ✌ ✌

    Lindsay Lohan and New York Right of Publicity: An Update ✌ ✌ ✌ ✌
    Readers of this blog may remember that last July Lindsay Lohan sued Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. and Rockstar Games,  the makers of the video game Grand Theft Auto V (GTAV). The actress claimed that the character “Lacey…
  • Aug 29

    Friday fantasie

    Friday fantasie
    IP editors and publishers, hold the date! Following a hiatus last year, the IPKat wewblog's annual IP editors and publishers meeting and buffet lunch takes place on 25 November 2014, from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm, at the offices of London law firm…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Aug 29

    Defendant's JMOLs Denied; Infringement Verdict Affirmed

    Defendant's JMOLs Denied; Infringement Verdict Affirmed
    OPTi Inc. v. Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. et al, 2:10cv279 (8/29/2014) Judge: Rodney Gilstrap Holding: JMOL rulings One of the differences between district judges and appellate judges, I once heard a district judge say, is that appellate…
  • Aug 29

    Dallas Morning News on ED Tex Patent Docket Development

    Dallas Morning News on ED Tex Patent Docket Development
    Today's Dallas Morning News has another article on the local patent docket by reporter Jeff Bounds. The article notes that the number of new patent infringement lawsuits filed in the Eastern District of Texas hit another record high during…
  • Aug 27

    Anti-Procrastinator FRCP Amendments On Their Way (No, Not The Discovery Ones)

    Anti-Procrastinator FRCP Amendments On Their Way (No, Not The Discovery Ones)
    I will be posting in the next few days about the major set of rule amendments dealing with discovery that are set to go before the Judicial Conference next month, but wanted to flag that there are yet more on...
Rank this Week: 332

Patent Practice Professional…

Patent Practice Professional Liability Reporter

Covers patent litigation, pleadings, and prosecution. By Lane Powell PC.

http://www.patentpracticeliability.com
Rank this Week: 1621

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/
  • Aug 29

    2014 Reg Fees Set, Payment Deadline Announced

    2014 Reg Fees Set, Payment Deadline Announced
     Fire up your computer, free up some space on your credit cards and get your FRN information ready – you’ve got until SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 to get your reg fees paid … and they must be paid electronically. Apparently…
  • Aug 29

    Upcoming Webinar: Whither Aereo? (or should that be "Wither Aereo?")

    Upcoming Webinar: Whither Aereo? (or should that be "Wither Aereo?")
    As we all know, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the Aereo case two months ago – but that wasn’t the end of the matter by any means. The Court’s decision left a number of questions unanswered. And, as has been the…
  • Aug 28

    NLRB Panel Likes "Likes"

    NLRB Panel Likes "Likes"
    To the likely dislike of companies who aren’t careful about their social media policies, NLRB holds Facebook “liking” can be “concerted protected activity”. I’ve written a few pieces about the National…
Rank this Week: 2098

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 29

    Case dismissed as sanction for misrepresentation

    Case dismissed as sanction for misrepresentation
    Judge Keith Ellison issued a scathing order dismissing a patent case after it had been tried to verdict.  Tesco Corp. v. Weatherford Int’l., Inc. (S.D. Tex. Aug. 25, 2014).  Four days into a three-week trial over…
  • Aug 29

    Recent Patent Transfer

    Recent Patent Transfer
    Sandisk transferred a handful of patents and applications to newly formed company known as Sudek Technologies. The patents stem from the work of MusicGremlin – which was bought by Sandisk several years ago. How much would you pay for…
  • Aug 28

    What to do About All These Invalid Patents?

    What to do About All These Invalid Patents?
    By Dennis Crouch The recorder-of-deeds here in Boone County Missouri is pretty good at her job. Although there is an occasional error in the records, those errors are quickly remedied once found.  The property records are regularly…
Rank this Week: 134

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Aug 29

    IP Alert: NEW RULES ON THE SCOPE OF PROTECTION FOR BLACK & WHITE TRADE MARKS IN THE EU: BLACK & WHITE OR CLEAR AS MUD?

    IP Alert: NEW RULES ON THE SCOPE OF PROTECTION FOR BLACK & WHITE TRADE MARKS IN THE EU: BLACK & WHITE OR CLEAR AS MUD?
    On 15 April 2014, the European Trade Mark and Design Network published a Common Communication on the Common Practice of the Scope of Protection of Black and White ("B&W") Marks (the "Communication").  Four months on, we look at how…
  • Aug 14

    REDSKINS APPEAL TTAB RULING

    REDSKINS APPEAL TTAB RULING
    By David Kramer & James Stewart On Thursday, August 14, 2014, the Washington Redskins filed a much-anticipated appeal in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia of a June Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decision…
  • Aug 1

    AMENDMENTS TO THE PRC COPYRIGHT LAW ....the practical implications for rights owner

    AMENDMENTS TO THE PRC COPYRIGHT LAW ....the practical implications for rights owner
    By Edward Chatterton and Horace Lam WHEN WILL THINGS CHANGE On June 6, 2014, the fourth draft version of the new PRC Copyright Law (New Law) was published for public comment, having first been published in 2010. The period for public comment…
Rank this Week: 2052

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: 461

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Aug 29

    USPTO to Host America Invents Act Roadshow in Seven Cities Nationwide

    USPTO to Host America Invents Act Roadshow in Seven Cities Nationwide
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - USPTO officials will discuss the First Inventor to File provision of the America Invents Act. The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") announced this week that it will host…
  • Aug 28

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Photographer Sues Theater and Publisher for Copyright Infringement

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Photographer Sues Theater and Publisher for Copyright Infringement
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Larry G. Philpot, a professional photographer from Indianapolis, Indiana, filed two new Indiana copyright infringement lawsuits in the Southern District of Indiana. These lawsuits are in addition to another…
  • Aug 27

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Owner of JOIN® Sues Owner of JOIN.ME®

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Owner of JOIN® Sues Owner of JOIN.ME®
    Indianapolis, Indiana - An Indiana trademark attorney for Sensory Technologies, LLC of Indianapolis, Indiana ("Sensory") sued in the Southern District of Indiana alleging that LogMeIn, Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts infringed the trademark…
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
  • Aug 29

    Nailing the arm and hammer trademark

    Nailing the arm and hammer trademark
    It’s the eve of Labor Day — what better time to talk about that great symbol of  militant labor and refrigerator deoderizing, the ARM & HAMMER? I have in the past wondered about a certain trademark and found, to my…
  • Aug 18

    A certain NFL team is on the warpath

    A certain NFL team is on the warpath
    Sorry about the pun — but then again, I’m not the PTO; then again, too, my attitude toward “scandalous and offensive” ethnic marks is different from that of lots of people, too. This one, in particular, has long rubbed…
  • Aug 11

    The key to the kingdom

    The key to the kingdom
    Originally posted 2007-08-17 13:36:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Sooner a later, “the courts” are going to decide whether or not keyword advertising is a trademark infringement. Here’s the latest sortie taking off,…
Rank this Week: 139

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
  • Aug 29

    Texas Supreme Court Rejects Second-Class Status for Online Speech, Finds Internet Speech Injunctions Violate the First Amendment

    Texas Supreme Court Rejects Second-Class Status for Online Speech, Finds Internet Speech Injunctions Violate the First Amendment
    The Texas Supreme Court today ruled that orders preventing people who have been found liable for defamation from publishing further statements about the plaintiff are “prior restraints,” a remedy that the First Amendment rarely…
  • Aug 29

    We're All In It Together: Cosplay With Us Over Labor Day Weekend

    We're All In It Together: Cosplay With Us Over Labor Day Weekend
    Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation, io9, and a coalition of fan groups over Labor Day weekend for Project Secret Identity, a cosplay photo campaign to raise awareness of how online anonymity and privacy are key to free expression. Visit…
  • Aug 28

    Magical Drug Wins EFF’s Stupid Patent of the Month

    Magical Drug Wins EFF’s Stupid Patent of the Month
    Good news everyone! The Patent Office has granted a patent on a cure for cancer. Last December, the Patent Office issued Patent No. 8,609,915 on a “potent drug” that “rebukes cancer, cancer cells, and kills cancer.”…
Rank this Week: 1214

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: 719

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 1837

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/
  • Aug 29

    Trademark Week in Review: August 29, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: August 29, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Orlando’s Mighty Men of God Inc. sued the World Outreach Church of Murfreesboro, TN for infringment of its ”Mighty Men” trademark with its…
  • Aug 28

    Levi’s Cures 501 Patent Blues With Trademark

    Levi’s Cures 501 Patent Blues With Trademark
    The history of blue jeans starts with a patent. In 1873, a patent entitled “Improvement in Fastening Pocket-Openings” was issued to a tailor named Jacob Davis and his cloth supplier Levi Strauss. The patent claimed: [A] pair of…
  • Aug 27

    An Exercise in Branding: DDP Yoga

    An Exercise in Branding: DDP Yoga
    We have written about yoga before (here and here). We have written about professional wrestling before (here and here). We have written about viral videos before (here). Now, I will write about all three. You may have noticed that I write…
Rank this Week: 2338

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Status Update

    Status Update
    What’s not to like? The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that an employee’s Facebook “like” approving of another employee’s statements about their employer may constitute “concerted activity”…
  • Aug 27

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Breaking the ice. No one expected that people dumping buckets of ice water over their heads for charity would become the viral phenomenon that it has. One key technical secret to the success of the “ice bucket challenge” may have…
  • Aug 26

    UK’s Financial Services Regulator Issues Draft Guidance on Social Media – should we Favorite* or #Fail?

    UK’s Financial Services Regulator Issues Draft Guidance on Social Media – should we Favorite* or #Fail?
    On August 6, 2014, the UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), issued long-awaited draft guidance on the use of social media in financial promotions by regulated financial institutions. But if financial…
Rank this Week: 1184

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
  • Aug 29

    Laches Defense to Cybersquatting Claim

    Laches Defense to Cybersquatting Claim
    While Panels are in accord that waiting too long to initiate a complaint makes it difficult to prove bad faith registration they are split on whether laches is a good defense. “[T]he question of delay may nevertheless be relevant in…
  • Aug 25

    Dismissal of UDRP Complaint

    Dismissal of UDRP Complaint
    Ordinarily, complaints are dismissed for two reasons (or the same reason but expressed in two different ways): either the complainant fails to prove respondent registered the domain name in bad faith (although respondent has no right or…
  • Aug 25

    Dismissal of UDRP Complaint Without Prejudice

    Dismissal of UDRP Complaint Without Prejudice
    Ordinarily, complaints are dismissed for two reasons (or the same reason but expressed in two different ways): either the complainant fails to prove respondent registered the domain name in bad faith (although respondent has no right or…
Rank this Week: 566

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • 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…
  • Aug 22

    The Copyright Summer Blockbuster

    The Copyright Summer Blockbuster
    Maria Pallante, who holds the honor of being the Register for Copyrights in the United States Copyright Office, released mid-week the first major update in over two decades related to administrative practice. A public draft of the Compendium…
  • Aug 15

    Copyright SO Easy Even a Monkey Can Do It?

    Copyright SO Easy Even a Monkey Can Do It?
    Monkey see. Monkey take a selfie? Then, monkey owns a copyright? That is what British nature photographer David Slater is claiming.  When he retrieved his camera from a group of monkeys who decided to play with the device, he…
Rank this Week: 2885

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 296

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/
  • Aug 29

    Can I Record Books For My Students?

    Can I Record Books For My Students?
    Dear Rich: I am a fifth grade teacher with five reading classes per day. Each of these classes contains a wide variety of reading abilities. When I assign a class novel, I distribute a book to each child (our media center has enough), but I…
  • Aug 27

    Who Owns Volunteer's Website Content?

    Who Owns Volunteer's Website Content?
    Dear Rich: I wrote for a website for many years. It was on a volunteer basis - I wasn't paid. I am now starting up my own website. I would like to repost many of my stories on my own site. Can I do that? Do I own the copyright for the…
  • Aug 26

    Who Pays for Performance of Cover Songs?

    Who Pays for Performance of Cover Songs?
    Dear Rich: I’d like to start a top-40 band that will play mostly cover songs to make money while we work on our own material. I know that when music is performed, the owners and publishers of the songs played are entitled to be…
Rank this Week: 432

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/
Rank this Week: 2374

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 27

    Return to the Snapshots of the Ape

    Return to the Snapshots of the Ape
    Last week, the US Copyright Office released the third edition of its Copyright Compendium. This edition was long awaited – the second edition was released in 1984. The Copyright Compendium details internal regulations concerning how the…
  • Aug 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/22/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/22/14
    Will Indie Film Survive? — Scott Timberg: “One of the casualties of our current cultural situation is the erosion of the middle — the middle class, the midlist author, the middlebrow, and the mid-budget film. Independent…
Rank this Week: 738

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
  • Aug 29

    Werner Herzog, on self-reliance

    Werner Herzog, on self-reliance
    “The best advice I can offer to those heading into the world of film is not to wait for the system to finance your projects and for others to decide your fate. If you can’t afford to make a million-dollar film, raise $10,000 and…
  • Aug 28

    Hollis Frampton’s F-You Letter to MoMA

    Hollis Frampton’s F-You Letter to MoMA
    Hollis Frampton’s 1973 letter to MoMA in response to their offer of a retrospective of his works, with no budget of any kind…not even to bring Frampton to town for the show. Sadly, don’t think things have changed much.…
  • Aug 28

    Life is short; Art is long

    Life is short; Art is long
    Sharing two pics of the Diego Rivera mural at the Detroit Institute of Art. If you’re ever in Motown, don’t miss it!                          
Rank this Week: 243

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 231

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Abiliity: Which One of these Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Abiliity: Which One of these Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?
    By my estimation, somewhere around 80 to 85% of all Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals that reach the TTAB are affirmed on appeal. Well, here are four appeals that were decided in the last week or so. One refusal was reversed.…
  • Aug 28

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on this Service Mark Specimen of Use

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on this Service Mark Specimen of Use
    This applicant tried to register the mark ANOTHER GIANT EAGLE ADVANTAGE for "supermarket services," relying on the specimen of use displayed immediately below. The examining attorney refused registration, maintaining that the specimen did not…
  • Aug 27

    TTAB Reverses ENTERPRISE Phantom Mark and Mutilation Refusal

    TTAB Reverses ENTERPRISE Phantom Mark and Mutilation Refusal
    The Board reversed a refusal to register the mark shown below for vehicle rental and leasing and fleet management services, rejecting the PTO's contention that applicant's mark is a "phantom mark" and overruling the Examining Attorney's…
Rank this Week: 341

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Another Real Lulu: Anatomy of an Affidavit

    Another Real Lulu: Anatomy of an Affidavit
    On Tuesday of this week, we discussed the trademark infringement case filed by Lulu’s Market & Deli against Lulu’s Public House (depicted above), here is a link to a pdf of the Complaint. As you will recall, we expressed…
  • Aug 28

    Copyright Watch: Suit over the NCIS Bert the Far***g Hippo

    Copyright Watch: Suit over the NCIS Bert the Far***g Hippo
    I can’t even say the word!  Don’t worry, I’ll have to eventually.  Let’s just say the folks at CBS are likely pretty steamed up over getting hauled into court on a smelly copyright suit involving a noisy…
  • Aug 27

    Blue 42. Set. Trademark! I mean, Hike!

    Blue 42. Set. Trademark! I mean, Hike!
    Can you feel it? All around the country, fields are being groomed, stenciled, and painted. Tonight, the college football season begins with Georgia State taking on Abilene Christian in what could be a preview of one of hundreds of games that…
Rank this Week: 195

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Aug 28

    China Film Distribution Reality Check

    China Film Distribution Reality Check
    Nice point being made here in the Wall Street Journal. There is a huge gap in revenue sharing between what U.S. studios get from distributors at home compared to China. So $1 in U.S. box office receipts means a lot more for studios than $1 in…
  • Mar 28

    Baidu Wins New York Seach Results Lawsuit, and I’m Perplexed

    Baidu Wins New York Seach Results Lawsuit, and I’m Perplexed
    This case goes back a few years. Some activist types in New York filed a federal suit against Baidu because their propaganda political speech did not pop up in search results. Claimants said that Baidu had violated their right to free speech.…
  • Mar 19

    The Latest AmCham China Biz Survey: Perception and Reality

    The Latest AmCham China Biz Survey: Perception and Reality
    It’s always difficult for me to find something interesting to say about the American Chamber of Commerce’s annual China business survey. The content itself is often of marginal value, with only a couple significant trends hiding…
Rank this Week: 691

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Un fidèle lecteur a attiré récemment mon attention sur la demande US200689077. L'ours, à fixer à une seringue, est destiné à "réduire l'appréhension des enfants et des parents…
  • Aug 26

    T1400/11 : ne pas rester passif en opposition

    T1400/11 : ne pas rester passif en opposition
    La Titulaire n'a réagi d'aucune manière lors de la procédure de première instance. Elle n'a fourni aucune réponse à l'opposition, ni même requis de procédure orale. La division…
  • Aug 24

    D4/14 : recours contre le pré-examen

    D4/14 : recours contre le pré-examen
    Plusieurs recours ont été déposés contre des décisions du jury d'examen prises dans le cadre du pré-examen 2014. La question 10 était la suivante: En janvier 2013, un demandeur a…
Rank this Week: 908

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 28

    Tesla Trademark Dispute in China Resolved

    Tesla Trademark Dispute in China Resolved
    IPNews® - Tesla has announced that it has amicably and completely resolved a trademark dispute in China making way for CEO Elon Musk to grow the company's brands in the world's largest automobile market. Tesla was locked in a legal battle…
  • Aug 22

    Homer Simpson Hologram at Comic-Con Spurs Patent Lawsuit

    Homer Simpson Hologram at Comic-Con Spurs Patent Lawsuit
    IPNews® - The special appearance of Homer Simpson's hologram at the Comic-Con conference in San Diego last month has given rise to a patent infringement lawsuit against 20th Century Fox. Alki David's Hologram USA, Musion Das Hologram and…
  • Aug 14

    Monkey Business: Who Owns the Copyright to a Selfie Taken by a Monkey?

    Monkey Business: Who Owns the Copyright to a Selfie Taken by a Monkey?
    IPNews® - British photographer David Slater is embroiled in a debate over the self-portrait taken by a monkey, which the animal shot using his unattended equipment three years ago. Wikimedia Commons, a database of millions of images and…
Rank this Week: 1550

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Aug 28

    ALERT: Google’s Plan to Open Its Services to Children Could Promulgate Changes to COPPA Enforcement

    ALERT: Google’s Plan to Open Its Services to Children Could Promulgate Changes to COPPA Enforcement
    Recent reports indicate that Google is developing a program that would allow children under the age of 13 to obtain accounts on Google services such as Gmail and YouTube.  The Wall Street Journal  recently reported that…
  • Aug 26

    Ninth Circuit Finds Browsewrap Arbitration Clause Unenforceable Despite Conspicuous Link

    Ninth Circuit Finds Browsewrap Arbitration Clause Unenforceable Despite Conspicuous Link
    A recent Ninth Circuit decision highlights the importance of obtaining affirmative user assent to online Terms of Use. In Nguyen v. Barnes & Noble Inc., 2014 WL 4056549 (Aug. 18, 2014), the Ninth Circuit concluded that a conspicuous link…
  • Aug 25

    Six Things to Know About Trademark

    Six Things to Know About Trademark
    Trademark use, protection and enforcement are key components to any enterprise, whether startup, growth stage or Fortune 100. Here are some key points that decision makers over marketing should keep in mind. #1 – Trademark law protects…
Rank this Week: 4856

Jackson White Intellectual…

Jackson White Intellectual Property Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-ip-attorney/blog/
  • Aug 28

    From Π. to ‘I

    From Π. to ‘I
      Paul Ingrisano, an artist in Brooklyn, strikes again. The 26-year-old had quietly claimed the rights to the Greek mathematical symbol, Pi (Π) and now is going for the loving text message short hand “I<3”. Claiming Pi…
  • Aug 26

    Dr. Dre Suing Chinese Websites for Counterfeiting Beat

    Dr. Dre Suing Chinese Websites for Counterfeiting Beat
    Beats Electronics, the company that produces headphones with the red “b” logo on the side and which Dr. Dre co-founded, is suing a group of Chinese based websites for counterfeiting their product. Fake Beats The counterfeited…
  • Aug 21

    Tesla Accused of Trademark Infringement in China

    Tesla Accused of Trademark Infringement in China
    The U.S. electric car company, Tesla Motors Inc., is facing trademark infringement allegations in China. This suit is bringing CEO Elon Musk’s hopes and ambitions of becoming the world’s largest auto market to a crashing halt.…
Rank this Week: 3177

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/
  • Aug 28

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product
    According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association, 97.5 percent of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally, making it important for fashion brands to implement strategic decisions about how they handle US…
  • Aug 28

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product
    According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association, 97.5 percent of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally, making it important for fashion brands to implement strategic decisions about how they handle US…
  • Aug 21

    Lucky No. 13: New Jersey Becomes Newest State to ‘Ban the Box’

    Lucky No. 13: New Jersey Becomes Newest State to ‘Ban the Box’
    On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) signed “ban the box” legislation, making New Jersey the 13th state to adopt such a law. The law bars any employer with more than 15 employees over 20 calendar weeks from…
Rank this Week: 3361

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Aug 28

    BET Stole My Facebook “Likes”: Florida Court Rules On The Issue

    BET Stole My Facebook “Likes”: Florida Court Rules On The Issue
    In a first of its kind ruling, a Florida federal judge determined that Facebook “Likes” are not the property of page creators. BET Stole My “Likes” In 2008, Stacey Mattocks created a Facebook fan page for the…
  • Aug 27

    Amazon Buys Twitch to Change the Game for Non-Gamer

    Amazon Buys Twitch to Change the Game for Non-Gamer
    As the act of watching others play video games is increasingly becoming a spectator sport, Amazon has just captured the world’s largest arena. The company that first made their money selling books, diapers, and pet food, just spent…
  • Aug 26

    Still a Hot Topic: Unpaid Internships in the Entertainment Industry

    Still a Hot Topic: Unpaid Internships in the Entertainment Industry
    Please check out Part 1 of this series, where I cover the basic issues with unpaid internships in the entertainment industry.  Unpaid internships are a hot topic nationwide. As the country waits for the Second Circuit’s…
Rank this Week: 2995

IP Wise

IP Wise

Covers intellectual property litigation. By Peter J. Brann, Stacy O. Stitham, and David Swetnam-Burland.

http://ipwise.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 28

    A Little Light Reading

    A Little Light Reading
    On the eve of Labor Day weekend, perhaps you were planning on sneaking off to the beach with the latest bestseller. Just in case you were looking for a bit more serious fare, the U.S. Copyright Office has obliged, releasing a compendium that…
  • Aug 26

    More Bad News For NPEs At The ITC

    More Bad News For NPEs At The ITC
    Last month an administrative law judge at the International Trade Commission posed a straightforward question, and gave a straightforward answer: “whether a licensing entity whose patent-related activities are purely revenue driven can…
  • Aug 19

    Yes, Patent Trolls Are Doing What You Think They Are Doing

    Yes, Patent Trolls Are Doing What You Think They Are Doing
    Timothy Lee of Vox directs our attention to the latest empirical study into the economic impact of patent trolls: a paper published by Lauren Cohen of the Harvard Business School, Umit G. Gurum of the University of Texas at Dallas, and Scott…
Rank this Week: 3954

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Aug 28

    PCT Training in San Francisco

    PCT Training in San Francisco
    We are excited to announce that we will be attending the upcoming PCT seminars in San Francisco this September, hosted by the PCT Learning Center. Since its inception, hundreds of IP firms and Fortune 500 companies have benefited from…
  • Aug 27

    USPTO to Host America Invents Act (AIA) Roadshow

    USPTO to Host America Invents Act (AIA) Roadshow
    Good afternoon, readers. This week, the U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), announced that it will host an American Invents Act roadshow in seven cities throughout the country.  The roadshows…
  • Aug 13

    Tunisia Soon To Be Added as EPO Extension State

    Tunisia Soon To Be Added as EPO Extension State
    An agreement was recently signed on July 3rd between EPO President Benoit Battistelli and Tunisian Minister for Industry, Energy and Mines Kamel Ben adding Tunisia as an EPO extension state. Once this agreement has been ratified, applicants…
Rank this Week: 1373