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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/
  • Sep 25

    Contribuye Cidesi en mecánica de espectrógrafo

    Contribuye Cidesi en mecánica de espectrógrafo
    Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro. 26 de agosto de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- El Centro de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Cidesi), a través de su Gerencia de Optomecánica, colabora en la…
  • Sep 24

    Premio a la Innovación en Bionano: Ciencia y Tecnología Cinvestav Neolpharma 2016

    Premio a la Innovación en Bionano: Ciencia y Tecnología Cinvestav Neolpharma 2016
    Ciudad de México. 26 de agosto de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Con el objetivo de estimular estudios sobre nanomateriales con impacto en el mejoramiento de aspectos de la vida, el Centro de Investigación y de…
  • Sep 24

    En busca de un modelo educativo para los millennials mexicano

    En busca de un modelo educativo para los millennials mexicano
    epic, Nayarit. 25 de agosto de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- El Instituto de Innovación y Robótica Educativa (Inire) en Nayarit diseña un nuevo método educativo, basado en la robótica, que…
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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    September 25, 2016: Last Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Jane Pauley named replacement.

    September 25, 2016: Last Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Jane Pauley named replacement.
    The beginning of the special episode Celebrating Charlie included a sun with a bowtie. A different edition of Sunday morning. Last day of hosting. Black suit, white shirt. First up, Rita Braver tells Charlie: Relax. Almost fifty years…
  • Sep 23

    Nature discusses recent events in the CRISPR patent battle

    Nature discusses recent events in the CRISPR patent battle
    Obviousness in patent law is measured relevant to a person having ordinary skill in the art (sometimes designated PHOSITA). The CRISPR patent battles will, in part, turn on the level of skill.Nature wrote of the Doudna (Berkeley) vs. Zhang…
  • Sep 23

    CAFC affirms D. Delaware in Roche v. Lifescan: the meaning of "microelectrode"

    CAFC affirms D. Delaware in Roche v. Lifescan: the meaning of "microelectrode"
    Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc. and Corange InternationalLimited (“Roche”) appeal from the UnitedStates District Court for the District of Delaware’s grantof summary judgment in favor of Lifescan Incorporatedand Nova…
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Sep 25

    Court Dumps Crappy Trademark & Keyword Ad Case–ONEPul v. BagSpot

    Court Dumps Crappy Trademark & Keyword Ad Case–ONEPul v. BagSpot
    It’s a highlight of my day to read an opinion that starts out: the litigants “are competitors in the dog waste disposal industry.” Blogging can be a crappy gig, but someone’s gotta do it. The litigants have competing…
  • Sep 16

    Trademark Law Can’t Stop Competitor’s Employee Recruitment Efforts–XPO v. R+L

    Trademark Law Can’t Stop Competitor’s Employee Recruitment Efforts–XPO v. R+L
    Con-way and R+L compete in the freight business. XPO bought Con-way, and the acquisition sparked apparently non-speculative concerns that some Con-way employees would be laid off (which layoffs did indeed ensue, e.g., 1, 2). Before any…
  • Sep 15

    Ninth Circuit Sends Uber Driver Claims to Arbitration

    Ninth Circuit Sends Uber Driver Claims to Arbitration
    This is a consolidated lawsuit brought by Uber drivers asserting FCRA and employee misclassification claims. Both named drivers were terminated after negative information surfaced in their credit report. Both drivers agreed to a 2013 version…
Rank this Week: 1134

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 25

    The Increasingly Important Roles of Bloggers in Post Grant Proceeding

    The Increasingly Important Roles of Bloggers in Post Grant Proceeding
    Both petitioners’ and patent owners’ reliance on blog articles in the course of post grant proceedings has been approximately equal. However, the manner in which the blog articles were used did vary widely based on the…
  • Sep 25

    Is it Time To Amend 101?

    Is it Time To Amend 101?
    Rather than the drastic measure of abolishing § 101, such as that proposed by previous USPTO Director Kappos, we think that a simple change to § 101 that removes the confusing notion of “inventiveness” from statutory…
  • Sep 24

    Estimating the Costs for Filing, Registering, and Renewing Single-class Trademarks across the Globe

    Estimating the Costs for Filing, Registering, and Renewing Single-class Trademarks across the Globe
    Estimates for renewing the trademark for one term (including the attorney costs) in the U.S. and the other seven Convention countries vary from $320 in Thailand to $2,120 in the U.S., while the same amounts to $4,556 under the Madrid Protocol…
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IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    A song of Ice and Ice

    A song of Ice and Ice
    Iceland, a country famous for the northern lights, skyr yoghurt, and their recent performance in the Euros, has made headlines this week for threatening the trade mark rights of a major UK supermarket. The cause of this ire is unclear, as…
  • Sep 25

    Eye ‘should’ve’ done that! – Specsavers nears approval to trade mark single word “should’ve” & “shouldve”

    Eye ‘should’ve’ done that! – Specsavers nears approval to trade mark single word “should’ve” & “shouldve”
    As briefly reported by this blog, a few weeks ago Specsavers filed an application with the UK Intellectual Property Office to have SHOULD'VE and SHOULDVE registered as trade marks in Classes 9, 10, 16, 35, and 44…
  • Sep 24

    Latest thoughts about Brexit and the UPC

    Latest thoughts about Brexit and the UPC
    Sudden moments of clarity are always a good look for IPKatIt has certainly been a long time coming and we still can't be sure that a UPC change is gonna come to the UK. We recently saw the unveiling of an authoritative Opinion by Richard…
Rank this Week: 62

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Sep 25

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    A photograph of the Northern Lights sparkling above a village in Belarus (right) has no artistic merit whatsoever according to a recent court ruling in a copyright dispute between a well-known photographer and Belarus's state-run television…
  • Sep 21

    GEMA: EU Copyright Modernisation: First steps towards a fair and balanced relationship between authors and online platform

    GEMA: EU Copyright Modernisation: First steps towards a fair and balanced relationship between authors and online platform
    COPYRIGHT: As we know, the EU Commission has presented its plans for a modernisation of copyright. GEMA have now responded, and this is their take on how things are deveolping:"The position of authors should be reinforced with a focus on…
  • Sep 20

    Cheering for a much-anticipated Supreme Court opinion on conceptual separatibility

    Cheering for a much-anticipated Supreme Court opinion on conceptual separatibility
    The Supreme Court of the United States will hear next month the arguments of both parties in the Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc. case, which is closely monitored by copyright attorneys, but also by fashion designers, as its…
Rank this Week: 2679

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Sep 24

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #147

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #147
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem zum Drogenhandel im Internet, zu Kunstfälschungen und zur Frage, was aus dem Briefgeheimnis geworden ist … Darknet: «Der…
  • Sep 23

    Urheberrecht: Kabinettspolitik hinter verschlossenen Türen

    Urheberrecht: Kabinettspolitik hinter verschlossenen Türen
    Das schweizerische Urheberrechtsgesetz (URG) soll revidiert werden. Im entsprechenden Vernehmlassungsverfahren ging bis Ende März 2016 «die aussergewöhnlich hohe Zahl von 1224 Stellungnahmen ein, deren Stossrichtungen zum Teil…
  • Sep 10

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #146

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #146
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem zum Patentrecht aus dem 15. Jahrhundert, zur Wahlbeeinflussung durch Facebook und zum Anwaltstätigkeit in Grosskanzleien … Patentrecht:…
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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/
  • Sep 24

    Webinar on Patent vs. Trade Secret Protection

    Webinar on Patent vs. Trade Secret Protection
    McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar entitled "To Patent or Not to Patent: When to Keep Your IP a Trade Secret" on October 19, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT). In this presentation, MBHB attorneys…
  • Sep 24

    Webinar on Second Medical Use Claims in South Africa

    Webinar on Second Medical Use Claims in South Africa
    KISCH IP will be offering a webinar entitled "Second Medical Use Claims in South African Patent Law" on September 29, 2016. The webinar, to be given by Ursula Baravalle, will provide a discussion of second medical use claims in South Africa…
  • Sep 24

    Webinar on Leveraging USPTO Examiner Count System

    Webinar on Leveraging USPTO Examiner Count System
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Leveraging USPTO Examiner Count System: Efficiently Prosecuting Patents, Lowering Prosecution Costs" on October 13, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Adriana L. Burgy, Kai Rajan,…
Rank this Week: 337

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 184

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 24

    Do We Really Own the Tats on Our Bodies?

    Do We Really Own the Tats on Our Bodies?
    Many of us function under the assumption that tattoos on our bodies are ours to display in any form we wish. Intellectual property lawsuits regarding the rights of tattoo artists have begun to highlight a number of questions concerning who…
  • Sep 23

    Artist Suing Police for Violating her Constitutional Right

    Artist Suing Police for Violating her Constitutional Right
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Idaho and Co-counsel have filed a lawsuit against Idaho State Police on behalf of the Visual Arts Collective, Alley Repertory Theater, and performance artist Anne McDonald. McDonald is claiming the…
  • Sep 21

    Proposed Law will Protect International Art Loans from US Court Jurisdiction

    Proposed Law will Protect International Art Loans from US Court Jurisdiction
    According to many museum professionals, certain countries are reluctant to loan works of art to arts institutions in the United States due to ongoing ownership or provenance questions. A recent bill sent to Senate for consideration, the…
Rank this Week: 506

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/
  • Sep 24

    Federal Circuit Reminder that “Comprising” is Open-Ended in Patent Claim

    Federal Circuit Reminder that “Comprising” is Open-Ended in Patent Claim
    Construing patent a patent claim whose preamble recited an “electrical power distribution plugstrip comprising in combination” a variety of elements listed in the body of the claim, the Federal Circuit overturned a finding of…
  • Sep 18

    What Is a Party’s Burden in Seeking a Determination of Patent-Ineligibility?

    What Is a Party’s Burden in Seeking a Determination of Patent-Ineligibility?
    A court denied a patent infringement defendant’s motion to dismiss under FRCP 12(b)(6); the defendant, alleging that four patents were invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101 for failing to recite patent-eligible matter, failed in its…
  • Sep 15

    Patent Claims to Cellular Network Messaging Survive Summary Judgment

    Patent Claims to Cellular Network Messaging Survive Summary Judgment
    Case:  Comcast Cable Communications, LLC et al. v. Sprint Communications Company L.P., No. 12-859 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 24, 2016). Result: Summary judgment of patent-ineligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 denied (in the course of deciding a…
Rank this Week: 770

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2211

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 23

    NSA’s Failure to Report Shadow Broker Vulnerabilities Underscores Need for Oversight

    NSA’s Failure to Report Shadow Broker Vulnerabilities Underscores Need for Oversight
    In August, an entity calling itself the “Shadow Brokers” took the security world by surprise by publishing what appears to be a portion of the NSA’s hacking toolset. Government investigators now believe that the Shadow…
  • Sep 22

    Copyright Loophole Could Undermine Important Consumer Protection Bill

    Copyright Loophole Could Undermine Important Consumer Protection Bill
    The Consumer Review Fairness Act Is a Noble Bill but Could Leave the Door Open for Copyright Abuse There’s a bill making its way through Congress that would protect consumers’ freedom of speech by limiting unfair form contracts.…
  • Sep 22

    A Digital Rumor Should Never Lead to a Police Raid

    A Digital Rumor Should Never Lead to a Police Raid
      Law Enforcement, Courts Need to Better Understand IP Addresses, Stop Misuse If police raided a home based only on an anonymous phone call claiming residents broke the law, it would be clearly unconstitutional. Yet EFF has found that…
Rank this Week: 2689

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Sep 23

    Sign Copyright Alliance’s Letter to Political Candidate

    Sign Copyright Alliance’s Letter to Political Candidate
    ~From the Copyright Alliance~ Dear Creators, As election season grows closer and important copyright issues take center stage, please sign our letter reminding candidates of the vital role that copyright, free expression, creativity and…
  • Sep 22

    Photography and the Law Courses on LinkedIn Learning

    Photography and the Law Courses on LinkedIn Learning
    LinkedIn announced today the launch of LinkedIn Learning, an online learning platform enabling individuals and organizations to achieve their objectives and aspirations. LinkedIn’s goal is to help people discover and develop the skills…
  • Sep 15

    Do You Want to Remove Your ID Info from Copyright Office Records?

    Do You Want to Remove Your ID Info from Copyright Office Records?
    The U.S. Copyright Office today published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”), seeking public comment on proposed new rules related to personally identifiable information (“PII”) that may be found in the…
Rank this Week: 511

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers copyright and intellectual property law. By the Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC.

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Sep 23

    Sign Copyright Alliance’s Letter to Political Candidate

    Sign Copyright Alliance’s Letter to Political Candidate
    ~From the Copyright Alliance~ Dear Creators, As election season grows closer and important copyright issues take center stage, please sign our letter reminding candidates of the vital role that copyright, free expression, creativity and…
  • Sep 22

    Photography and the Law Courses on LinkedIn Learning

    Photography and the Law Courses on LinkedIn Learning
    LinkedIn announced today the launch of LinkedIn Learning, an online learning platform enabling individuals and organizations to achieve their objectives and aspirations. LinkedIn’s goal is to help people discover and develop the skills…
  • Sep 15

    Do You Want to Remove Your ID Info from Copyright Office Records?

    Do You Want to Remove Your ID Info from Copyright Office Records?
    The U.S. Copyright Office today published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”), seeking public comment on proposed new rules related to personally identifiable information (“PII”) that may be found in the…
Rank this Week: 3449

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Sep 23

    Reports on Actions against Piracy, Counterfeiting & Substandard Products in Nigeria: April – August 2016

    Reports on Actions against Piracy, Counterfeiting & Substandard Products in Nigeria: April – August 2016
    September 24, 2016 — Every year, NLIPW highlights Reports on actions against piracy, counterfeiting and substandard products in Nigeria, see Reports here, here and here.  Below are highlights from media reports…
  • Sep 23

    Upcoming Event: African Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ASENTI) – Nairobi

    Upcoming Event: African Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ASENTI) – Nairobi
    The African Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ASENTI) will take place in  Nairobi, Kenya, on November 4 through 5, 2016.  ASENTI is a platform created to provide Innovators and Entrepreneurs from Africa the opportunity…
  • Sep 22

    Basic Copyright Concepts for Author

    Basic Copyright Concepts for Author
    September 22, 2016 -- As an author, one aspect of intellectual property you must be familiar with is copyright law. Copyright law protects literary works such as brochures, catalogs, compilations of information, computer software,…
Rank this Week: 2838

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: 50

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Software and Business Method Inventions After Alice

    Software and Business Method Inventions After Alice
    Patent attorneys are often asked the question: “Is my idea patentable?”  Often the idea is related to software or business methods.  Well-known business methods include Amazon’s “1-click shopping” and…
  • Sep 16

    Federal Circuit is In Sync with Patent’s Validity Under Section 101

    Federal Circuit is In Sync with Patent’s Validity Under Section 101
    The Federal Circuit overturned a District Court ruling that a patent directed to automated lip synchronization and manipulation of animated characters’ facial expressions was invalid under Section 101 as being an abstract idea. The…
  • Jul 28

    Parent Company Furnishes Cancellation of Subsidiary’s Trademark Registration

    Parent Company Furnishes Cancellation of Subsidiary’s Trademark Registration
    Does your company’s wholly-owned subsidiary own trademarks in its own name?  Has your company acquired any companies that own trademarks?  If so, your company’s use of those trademarks will not prevent cancellation of…
Rank this Week: 772

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 23

    TWiL 361: We're Tracking Snorlax, What's Tracking You?

    TWiL 361: We're Tracking Snorlax, What's Tracking You?
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Franziska Roesner Beyonce and Scène à faire, Web tracking over the past 20 years, the new rules for self driving cars, IoT privacy etiquette and more! Download or…
  • Sep 16

    TWiL 360: Miniature UAV, You Complete Me

    TWiL 360: Miniature UAV, You Complete Me
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Scot Refsland, Ph.D. Playboy and copyright over web links to its images, do longer tweets change their copyrightability?  YouTube is fixing Content ID, a girl sues parents over…
  • Sep 9

    TWiL 359: My Fridge Is Playing Tetri

    TWiL 359: My Fridge Is Playing Tetri
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guest: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Star Trek fan films, Fr. Robert Ballecer on the new drone rules from the FAA, security and the Internet of Things, a national park is granted personhood and more! Download…
Rank this Week: 986

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/
  • Sep 23

    No infringement; claims invalid in Intel v. HTC case

    No infringement; claims invalid in Intel v. HTC case
    Chalk another one up for the double loss column for plaintiffs. After a pair of plaintiff wins last week in Tyler and Marshall, a patent plaintiff lost on both infringement and invalidity today. A Marshall jury in Judge Gilstrap's court...
  • Sep 21

    Cybersecurity for Law Firms - Presentation at 40th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation conference

    Cybersecurity for Law Firms - Presentation at 40th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation conference
    Well, if you're going to miss me talking about the effect of the new federal rules on discovery and pleadings on patent litigation in Plano in November, or moderating a panel on trade secret litigation at the EDTX bench/bar in...
  • Sep 20

    Institute for Law and Technology’s 54th Annual Conference on IP Law - Plano, TX

    Institute for Law and Technology’s 54th Annual Conference on IP Law - Plano, TX
    My cochair Steve Malin (Chen Malin) and I would like to invite you to attend the Institute for Law and Technology’s 54th Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law. The program will be held November 14-15, 2016 at the Center for...
Rank this Week: 358

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Sep 23

    Point of Novelty Returns to Indefiniteness Analysi

    Point of Novelty Returns to Indefiniteness Analysi
    Cox Communications v. Sprint (Fed. Cir. 2016) The district court found all of Sprint’s asserted claims invalid as indefinite under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 2.  The term “processing system” was common to the…
  • Sep 23

    Affinity Content Distribution Scheme – Abstract Idea

    Affinity Content Distribution Scheme – Abstract Idea
    Affinity Labs v. DirecTV (Fed. Cir. 2016) The Federal Circuit here affirms that Affinity’s challenged claims invalid as directed to an abstract idea.  when “stripped of excess claim verbiage”, Claim…
  • Sep 22

    Obviousness does not Require Prior Art to Fit Together Exactly

    Obviousness does not Require Prior Art to Fit Together Exactly
    ClassCo v. Apple (Fed. Cir. 2016) In response to being sued for patent infringement, Apple filed for inter partes reexamination of ClassCo’s Patent No. 6,970,695. That litigation (originally filed in 2011) has been stayed…
Rank this Week: 69

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 291

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/
Rank this Week: 1965

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3434

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    Location Information Management Patents Not Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​

    Location Information Management Patents Not Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101​
    The magistrate judge recommended denying defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings on the ground that plaintiff’s location information management patents encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the asserted claims were…
  • Sep 22

    Willfulness Expert Excluded as Unhelpful to Jury​

    Willfulness Expert Excluded as Unhelpful to Jury​
    The court granted plaintiff's motion to exclude the testimony of defendants' expert regarding willfulness as unhelpful. "[The expert's] testimony on willfulness is not helpful to the jury, as it does not concern a matter beyond the…
  • Sep 21

    3-D Workspace Patents Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    3-D Workspace Patents Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    ​ The court granted defendant's motion to dismiss because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s 3-D workspace patents encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims lacked an inventive concept. "[N]either the…
Rank this Week: 4210

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Sep 23

    3 Count: Closed Street

    3 Count: Closed Street
    Oracle gets permanent injunction and more damages in Rimini Street case, BMG threatened an ISP and two Reps support FCC's set-top box plan. The post 3 Count: Closed Street appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Sep 22

    3 Count: Appealing Together

    3 Count: Appealing Together
    The Turtles appeal their loss in Florida to Sirius XM, Skittles photographer claims Donald Trump Jr. didn't have permission to use his image and more! The post 3 Count: Appealing Together appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Sep 21

    When Public Domain is Not Public Domain

    When Public Domain is Not Public Domain
    Imagine being hit with a threat for your own photograph. Now, imagine you had dedicated that image to the public domain. That's what happened to one photog. The post When Public Domain is Not Public Domain appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 330

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Michigan v. M22: The Road Sign Trademark Battle

    Michigan v. M22: The Road Sign Trademark Battle
    If you’ve ever driving north through Michigan, particularly during the autumn leaf season, I highly recommend taking the popular “scenic route,” that is, the route bordering the shore of Lake Michigan along the Leelanau…
  • Sep 22

    Trendy Shoemaker Cannot Slay the Fashion King

    Trendy Shoemaker Cannot Slay the Fashion King
    Plaintiff LVL XIII Brands Inc. (“LVL XIII”) must not have heard of the old saying:  “Never strike a king unless you are sure you shall kill him.”  The New York start-up sneaker company decided to take on…
  • Sep 21

    The Evolution of Pod-Shaped Lip Balm

    The Evolution of Pod-Shaped Lip Balm
    I’m sure most of you have noticed those little egg shaped lip balms at the check out line in Target, Wal-Mart, Costco, and just about any other big store. The company that makes these, Evolution of Smooth or EOS, really hit on something…
Rank this Week: 158

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 23

    FCC Lightens USPS Load

    FCC Lightens USPS Load
    In migration to cloud-based platform, FCC stops mailing some ULS, ASR notices. If you’re a frequent flyer in the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) or Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) system, don’t panic if you…
  • Sep 21

    ASNE “Legal Hotline” Features FHH’s Kevin Goldberg

    ASNE “Legal Hotline” Features FHH’s Kevin Goldberg
    News Editors’ website highlights post addressing permissible media use of “user-generated” photo/video content obtained from social media and other Internet sources. I’m fortunate to represent a number of…
  • Sep 19

    BMI Rate Court Rejects DOJ Consent Decree Interpretation

    BMI Rate Court Rejects DOJ Consent Decree Interpretation
    BMI strategy begins to pay dividends. You may recall our report last August that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) had closed a two-year inquiry into the ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees by determining that no changes to the Decrees were…
Rank this Week: 1282

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Sep 23

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/23/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/23/16
    Feds Jump Into High Court’s Apparel Copyright Case — Give me an ‘S’! Give me a ‘G’! This week, the US Solicitor General filed an amicus brief in Star Athletica v Varsity Brands, where the Supreme Court is…
  • Sep 16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/16/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/16/16
    New Librarian of Congress Offers a History Lesson in Her Own Right — This week saw Dr. Carla Hayden sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress. The New York Times profiles Hayden and this historic occassion. Amazon joins set-top…
  • Sep 9

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/09/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/09/16
    CJEU says that linking to unauthorised content is NOT a communication to the public unless one seeks financial gain and has knowledge of illegality — In an appeal from the Dutch Supreme Court, the Court of Justice of the European Union…
Rank this Week: 3342

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Sep 23

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Defeats Maze of Copyright Preemption Claim

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Defeats Maze of Copyright Preemption Claim
    GlobeRanger is a software company that specializes in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.  GlobeRanger RFID solutions focus on inventory management, allowing users to filter, process and store inventory information in real…
  • Sep 16

    PlumbBob Flash Drive Design May Be Protected by Copyright

    PlumbBob Flash Drive Design May Be Protected by Copyright
    Electronic Arts (EA) creates a variety of online games, including The Sims.  The Sims game includes a gem-shaped icon called a “PlumbBob.”  To promote a Collector’s Edition of The Sims, EA contracted with…
  • Sep 2

    Stem Cell Photographer's $1.6 Million Copyright Infringement Jury Verdict Upheld

    Stem Cell Photographer's $1.6 Million Copyright Infringement Jury Verdict Upheld
    Andrew Leonard photographs stem cells using an electron microscope.  Due to the technical skill required, he is one of just a handful of such photographers.  Leonard pays a scientific research institution to use its electron…
Rank this Week: 530

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
Rank this Week: 1284

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/
  • Sep 23

    Common Law in the Age of Arbitration

    Common Law in the Age of Arbitration
    Myriam Gilles, The Day Doctrine Died: Private Arbitration and the End of Law, 2016 U. Ill. L. Rev. 371 (2016).Allan ErbsenJudge-made law is dynamic. Rules adapt to innovations in technology, trends in human behavior and markets, and nascent…
  • Sep 22

    Law, Legend, and Forgotten Histories of Survivance

    Law, Legend, and Forgotten Histories of Survivance
    Katrina Jagodinsky, Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946 (2016).Karen TaniIn 2016, legal history is a capacious field – one with a catholic view of…
  • Sep 21

    Whistling for the Dog in Affirmative Action

    Whistling for the Dog in Affirmative Action
    Reviewing Khiara Bridges, The Deserving Poor, The Undeserving Poor and Class-Based Affirmative Action, 66 Emory L.J. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Daria RoithmayrThe link between race and class inequality is a hot topic. The top two…
Rank this Week: 93

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    TTAB Test: How Did These Four Section 2(d) Appeals Turn Out?

    TTAB Test: How Did These Four Section 2(d) Appeals Turn Out?
    I once heard a TTAB judge say that the outcome of most Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion cases may be predicted just by looking at the marks and the identified goods/services, without more. Well, try that approach on these four recent…
  • Sep 22

    Christopher Larkin Appointed As TTAB Administrative Trademark Judge

    Christopher Larkin Appointed As TTAB Administrative Trademark Judge
    Christopher Larkin has been appointed to the position of Administrative Trademark Judge at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. His appointment brings the total number of TTAB judges to 26. Christopher Larkin comes to the Board from his…
  • Sep 21

    Erik Pelton's Report on Sept. 16th TPAC Meeting

    Erik Pelton's Report on Sept. 16th TPAC Meeting
    A tip of the fedora to FOTTABlog Erik M. Pelton, who once again provides a report (here) on the latest meeting of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (a/k/a TPAC). Note particularly the slides provided at the end of Erik's blog post. With…
Rank this Week: 125

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    T1377/15 : recours contre une notification selon la règle 71(3) CBE

    T1377/15 : recours contre une notification selon la règle 71(3) CBE
    La division d'examen, étant d'avis que la requête subsidiaire 1 satisfaisait les exigences de la CBE, avait envoyé une notification selon la règle 71(3) CBE accompagnée d'une annexe (formulaire 2906)…
  • Sep 20

    T2177/11 : pas de retour au brevet tel que délivré

    T2177/11 : pas de retour au brevet tel que délivré
    Un mois avant la procédure orale devant la Chambre de recours, la titulaire a requis le maintien du brevet tel que délivré. La Chambre n'admet pas cette requête. Elle note en effet que le brevet…
  • Sep 18

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Ceva Santé Animale recherche: Un(e) Ingénieur(e) Brevets Junior  Missions:  Accompagné(e) d’un référent senior, vous assurerez les missions suivantes dans le domaine des…
Rank this Week: 1679

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Advertising question of the day

    Advertising question of the day
    Does the following pose any advertising issues?  Does it matter whether the business sells non-organic food?Thanks to James Grimmelmann for the photo.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Sep 22

    "unique" and "innovative" are puffery

    "unique" and "innovative" are puffery
    LoggerHead Tools, LLC v. Sears Holdings Corp., 2016 WL 5080028, No. 12-cv-9033 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 20, 2016)LoggerHead sued Sears under the Lanham Act and Illinois state law for false advertising; the court granted summary judgment to…
  • Sep 21

    How does race affect copyrightable expression?

    How does race affect copyrightable expression?
    Fulks v. Knowles-Carter, No. 16-Civ-4278 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 12, 2016), contains an interesting bit about race and copyrightable expression:[P]laintiff argues that the “race of the characters in the [Film] is irrelevant to the total concept…
Rank this Week: 241

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Sep 22

    The Drones Are Coming! The Drones Are Coming!… Or Maybe Not

    The Drones Are Coming! The Drones Are Coming!… Or Maybe Not
    FAA’s Latest Drone Regulations Undercut Commercial Drone Delivery Viability Drones are the future of fast, efficient, and environmentally friendly delivery. Imagine a world where drones simply dropped your packages, school supplies, or…
  • Sep 21

    State-sponsored Monopoly: How North Carolina is Crushing Internet Competition and Hurting Rural

    State-sponsored Monopoly: How North Carolina is Crushing Internet Competition and Hurting Rural
    Most North Carolina residents have experienced frustration with their lack of options when it comes to Internet Service Providers (ISP’s). And although this issue is common throughout the country, it is particularly problematic in North…
  • Sep 21

    Daily Fantasy Sports: A Pulse Check

    Daily Fantasy Sports: A Pulse Check
    At the beginning of last year’s NFL season, it seemed like you couldn’t watch football for ten minutes without finding yourself bombarded with advertising for the two largest daily fantasy sports websites operating in the United…
Rank this Week: 860

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Sep 22

    ITC general exclusion orders are an increasingly popular tool to fight knockoff

    ITC general exclusion orders are an increasingly popular tool to fight knockoff
    The October 2016 issue of Financier Worldwide features our article discussing the ITC’s general exclusion order procedure and how it impacts fighting counterfeit goods. Though the US International Trade Commission (ITC) is most often…
  • Aug 1

    9th Circuit Clarifies Definition of Trade Secrets in US v. Nosal

    9th Circuit Clarifies Definition of Trade Secrets in US v. Nosal
    My colleagues at the Global IP Matters blog highlight today the decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which provides clarification of what the courts consider a “trade secret” under the new Defense of Trade…
  • Aug 1

    9th Circuit Clarifies Definition of Trade Secrets in US v. Nosal

    9th Circuit Clarifies Definition of Trade Secrets in US v. Nosal
    My colleagues at the Global IP Matters blog highlight today the decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which provides clarification of what the courts consider a “trade secret” under the new Defense of Trade…
Rank this Week: 3530

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Sep 22

    Discipline: a key deal factor for mid-market companie

    Discipline: a key deal factor for mid-market companie
    Earlier this year, we reviewed Deloitte and Touche LLP’s (Deloitte) 2016 survey of M&A trends (the Survey), which predicted that the year would match or exceed deal volume as compared to 2015. Deloitte recently published an article…
  • Sep 20

    Deal protection measures: force-the-vote provision

    Deal protection measures: force-the-vote provision
    Negotiating an acquisition can be an intensive process for both buyers and sellers. For both parties, deal certainty is important when the right transaction is on the table. However for the target, the key is striking the appropriate balance…
  • Sep 15

    Tax considerations for earn-outs and reverse earn-out

    Tax considerations for earn-outs and reverse earn-out
    As we have previously noted, earn-outs are becoming an increasingly common part of M&A deals, and there are a number of key commercial questions to consider when negotiating them. But there are also tax consequences that must be…
Rank this Week: 2167

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Sep 22

    WHOSE NAME IS IT ANYWAY?

    WHOSE NAME IS IT ANYWAY?
    By Ruth Hoy and Emily Leach (London) Designing under your own name is a natural, even intuitive choice for many designers and is an established practice in the fashion industry.  To protect their brand, designers often register their own…
  • Sep 20

    THE RIGHT OF A TRADEMARK OWNER TO ACT AGAINST PREPARATORY ACTS OF INFRINGEMENT

    THE RIGHT OF A TRADEMARK OWNER TO ACT AGAINST PREPARATORY ACTS OF INFRINGEMENT
    By Justyna Wilczynska-Baraniak and Aleksandra Baczykowska (Warsaw) In the fashion industry, tags and labels are a key element of the end product.  Therefore, the change of Regulation 2015/2424 and Directive 2008/95/EC of 16 December 2015…
  • Sep 15

    THINK BEFORE YOU LINK – CJEU CONFIRMS THAT LINKING TO FREELY AVAILABLE BUT UNAUTHORISED CONTENT CAN INFRINGE COPYRIGHT

    THINK BEFORE YOU LINK – CJEU CONFIRMS THAT LINKING TO FREELY AVAILABLE BUT UNAUTHORISED CONTENT CAN INFRINGE COPYRIGHT
    By Rahool Sarjua and John Cloke Following the string of cases on hyperlinking the CJEU has dealt with in recent years, the court has emphatically confirmed in its judgment in GS Media v Sanoma & Ors that hyperlinking to works that have…
Rank this Week: 840

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 474

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 22

    Beware of scam from “Trademark Edition Ltd.” targeting trademark owner

    Beware of scam from “Trademark Edition Ltd.” targeting trademark owner
    Scam solicitations mailed to trademark registrants and applicants in the US continue to proliferate. A client this week forwarded me the offer below from “Trademark Edition Ltd.” and their “International Catalogue of…
  • Sep 20

    TPAC Meeting Summary – September 2016

    TPAC Meeting Summary – September 2016
    On Friday, the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) met at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA.  The handouts from the meeting are at the bottom of the post. Below is a summary of the key points discussed at the meeting: USPTO…
  • Sep 15

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations v.92

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations v.92
    Here is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected –…
Rank this Week: 961

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Early certainty and PCT direct – a visit by the EPO

    Early certainty and PCT direct – a visit by the EPO
    Have you ever dreamt of having a fast grant of a European patent? This question was in focus at a well-attended breakfast seminar held by Awapatent in cooperation with a group of Examiners from the European Patent Office (EPO). Under the…
  • Aug 23

    Amended rules relating to the refund of the examination fee

    Amended rules relating to the refund of the examination fee
    Today the rules relating to fees[1] stipulates that the examination fee will be refunded in full if the European patent application is withdrawn, refused or deemed to be withdrawn before the Examination Division (ED) has assumed…
  • Jul 7

    EPO and IP AUSTRALIA launches new PPH agreement

    EPO and IP AUSTRALIA launches new PPH agreement
    As the PPH network continues to expand, the Awapatent IP Blog lets its readers stay one step ahead by keeping monitoring the new expansions and arising possibilities. Most recently, European patent applicants are offered a new possibility of…
Rank this Week: 4793

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Sep 21

    GMO Food Labeling And CRISPR

    GMO Food Labeling And CRISPR
    A new law targeted at GMO food labeling instructs the Secretary of Agriculture to establish standards for identifying “bioengineered” food.  While many might think CRISPR-modified foods will be covered by such a law, certain…
  • Sep 19

    CAFC Says Functional Claim Language Does Not Create Divided Infringement

    CAFC Says Functional Claim Language Does Not Create Divided Infringement
    In LifeNet Health v. LifeCell Corporation, one of the many issues the Federal Circuit decided was that functional claim language did not create a divided infringement situation, even though an independent actor could impact…
  • Sep 14

    Apotex Biosimilar Cleared Of Infringement But Pre-Marketing Notice Still Required

    Apotex Biosimilar Cleared Of Infringement But Pre-Marketing Notice Still Required
    In what may be the first decision on the merits in a patent infringement suit brought under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), the U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida has found that the method of…
Rank this Week: 3382

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    Golden Oldies for $5 Available at Walmart - the Stargrove Case has been Settled

    Golden Oldies for $5 Available at Walmart - the Stargrove Case has been Settled
    I've been alerted to the fact that the Stargrove case at the Competition Tribunal has been discontinued and apparently…
  • Sep 21

    Is Access Copyright "Selling the Brooklyn Bridge"?

    Is Access Copyright "Selling the Brooklyn Bridge"?
    Jet Lowe - WikemediaFor any millennials and others who may not be aware, “selling the Brooklyn Bridge” is a metaphor for someone selling property that they do not own.Back in 2012, I commented on the beta version of Access…
  • Sep 16

    What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Does it Come From?

    What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Does it Come From?
    What’s wrong with this picture and where does it come from?It is presumably meant to be an illustration of the fact that a musical composition embodied in a sound recording may be in the public domain while the sound recording may still…
Rank this Week: 1315

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Sep 21

    Are Your Social Media Fans Cybersecurity Savvy?

    Are Your Social Media Fans Cybersecurity Savvy?
    Today’s online world is all about engaging and staying connected with others via social media. For businesses, establishing a presence on various social media platforms is an enticing way to connect with current customers as well as…
  • Sep 15

    Murky Media: How Companies and Celebrities May Fall Short of the FTC’s “Clear and Conspicuous” Standard

    Murky Media: How Companies and Celebrities May Fall Short of the FTC’s “Clear and Conspicuous” Standard
    Social media has become a must-have medium for most companies and celebrities. The medium provides an easy, inexpensive and instantaneous connection to customers and fans. However, as social media marketing continues to expand and evolve, so…
  • Sep 12

    Should Social Media Have a Role in Mergers and Acquisitions?

    Should Social Media Have a Role in Mergers and Acquisitions?
    Social media is quickly becoming the way that companies present and market themselves to the world. Companies are also realizing the value social media provides in an easy conduit to communicate with customers. But the same qualities that…
Rank this Week: 3077