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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/
  • Jun 28

    Estudiantes de nutrición crean embutidos saludable

    Estudiantes de nutrición crean embutidos saludable
    AUTOR: Israel Pérez Valencia FUENTE: AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT   Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Estudiantes de la carrera de nutrición de la Facultad de…
  • Jun 28

    ¿Adicto al celular?

    ¿Adicto al celular?
    AUTOR: Israel Pérez Valencia FUENTE: CONACYT, AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Estudiantes del Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios…
  • Jun 28

    Estudiantes exponen proyectos innovadores en el Tec de Culiacán

    Estudiantes exponen proyectos innovadores en el Tec de Culiacán
    AUTOR: Janneth Aldecoa FUENTE: CONACYT, AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Culiacán, Sinaloa. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Estudiantes del Instituto Tecnológico de Culiacán (ITC) demostraron sus habilidades…
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Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Jun 28

    Indacon, Inc., v. Facebook, Inc., No. 2015-1129 (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Indacon, Inc., v. Facebook, Inc., No. 2015-1129 (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Written By: John Kirkpatrick Indacon sued Facebook for infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,834,276 (hereinafter the “’276 patent”), directed to “searching, indexing, perusing, and manipulating files in a database ……
  • Jun 21

    Patent Attorney

    Patent Attorney
    Retired Patent Attorney, 30 years experience, accepting overflow work in electrical and mechanical fields. robertplattbell@gmail.com Ph. (703) 544-5281
  • Jun 14

    Patent No. U.S. 5,527,039 A

    Patent No. U.S. 5,527,039 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog EditorPatent No. U.S. 5,527,039 AGolf Swing Training Aid Inventors: Claude A. Levesque Description: In the continued evolution of golf equipment, Claude…
Rank this Week: 1958

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 930

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/
  • Jun 28

    Pat Summitt: A Brand That Lives On

    Pat Summitt: A Brand That Lives On
      I had nearly completed a blog post that I intended to publish today—a post actually about trademarks, branding, and intellectual property—but, when the news of Pat Summitt’s death broke early this morning, I decided…
  • Jun 24

    Curry Scores on Trademark Application

    Curry Scores on Trademark Application
    Perhaps Steph Curry should have been paying more attention to basketball rather than capitalizing on his trademark during the NBA finals. While Curry won’t get a payout from winning an NBA title, it looks like he has other business…
  • Jun 16

    ZIP, ZILCH, NADA

    ZIP, ZILCH, NADA
    It is summer festival season in Middle Tennessee. Last week, we experienced the CMA Music Festival, followed by Bonnaroo. This coming weekend, the RC Cola and Moon Pie Festival takes place in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. The festival begins with a…
Rank this Week: 1881

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/
  • Jun 28

    EAS Test Reporting System Now Open for Busine

    EAS Test Reporting System Now Open for Busine
    EAS participants must register and complete Form One pronto; FCC also seeks comment on new approach to the EAS Handbook Attention, all you EAS participants. The Commission has formally opened up its new EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS), which…
  • Jun 27

    Alien Ownership: FCC Seeks Comment on “Streamlined” Review Proce

    Alien Ownership: FCC Seeks Comment on “Streamlined” Review Proce
    Proposal would put other agencies on 90-day clock to complete review of possible national security issues. In an effort to facilitate foreign investment in U.S. common carrier and broadcast licensees, the FCC has proposed changes in the way…
  • Jun 23

    Student Discount: FOIA “Educational Institution” Fee Exemption Available to Student

    Student Discount: FOIA “Educational Institution” Fee Exemption Available to Student
    D.C. Circuit reverses longstanding – if illogical – policy of many agencies. The federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and its state equivalents remain a useful tool for anyone wishing to keep an eye on our governments’…
Rank this Week: 3378

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jun 28

    Blue Stream Laboratories Acquired by Charles River Laboratorie

    Blue Stream Laboratories Acquired by Charles River Laboratorie
    MBBP client Blue Stream Laboratories, an analytical contract research organization supporting the development of complex biologics and biosimilars, was acquired by Charles River Laboratories. Charles River Laboratories is a provider of…
  • Jun 28

    New Employment Law Alert: Non-Compete Reform

    New Employment Law Alert: Non-Compete Reform
    MBBP’s Employment Law Group just released an Employment Law Alert. As legislative efforts for post-employment noncompetition agreement reforms have remained at a standstill for the past eight years, Speaker Robert A.…
  • Jun 22

    Ad Network to pay $950,000 in civil penalties for alleged privacy misrepresentations and alleged COPPA violation

    Ad Network to pay $950,000 in civil penalties for alleged privacy misrepresentations and alleged COPPA violation
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today announced a settlement with InMobi, a Singapore-based mobile advertising network.  The FTC alleged that InMobi engaged in deceptive trade practices in violation of Section 5(a) of the FTC Act by…
Rank this Week: 4724

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/
  • Jun 28

    Hillary Clinton supports patent reform, announces technology and innovation initiative

    Hillary Clinton supports patent reform, announces technology and innovation initiative
    Clinton's proposal for accomplishing this goal would be twofold: (1) to reduce excessive patent litigation through additional patent reform; and (2) strengthening the operational capacity of the USPTO by allowing the USPTO to keep and spend…
  • Jun 28

    EpiPen gives doses of life-saving epinephrine for nearly 50 year

    EpiPen gives doses of life-saving epinephrine for nearly 50 year
    The EpiPen continues to be a highly sought consumer medical device. Last September, Bloomberg reported that EpiPen sales had eclipsed $1 billion per year, proving to be a true cash cow for current owner Mylan (NASDAQ:MYL). This year, the…
  • Jun 28

    FCC’s Tom Wheeler looks to extend his chokehold on ISPs with broadband privacy rule

    FCC’s Tom Wheeler looks to extend his chokehold on ISPs with broadband privacy rule
    ISPs have increasingly come under the focus of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the agency’s chairman, Tom Wheeler. The FCC is fresh from a major victory on its net neutrality rules which were recently upheld by the…
Rank this Week: 4931

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    A possible way for a non-EU UK to participate in the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court?

    A possible way for a non-EU UK to participate in the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court?
    The IPKat is delighted to receive this paper from Prof. Dr. Winfried Tilmann of Hogan Lovells which suggests that it might be possible for the UK, post-Brexit, to nevertheless be involved in the Unitary Patent (European Patent with…
  • Jun 28

    EU Trade Mark Owners: Article 28 declarations – have you filed yours yet?

    EU Trade Mark Owners: Article 28 declarations – have you filed yours yet?
    Former Guest Kat, Darren Meale, of Simmons & Simmons, London, continues to share his thoughts about Article 28 declarations.  Over from one Darren to another...Like thisand this, this one is about Article 28 declarations. Those…
  • Jun 27

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week
    Is it safe to come out yet?You could be forgiven for being too distracted by the last week of news to catch up with IPKat... but not to worry! Never Too Late 102 is here with what you missed.*  Neighbouring rights for publishers:…
Rank this Week: 118

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: 1002

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1109

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Covers intellectual property issues in academia. By Bond Schoeneck & King.

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • Jun 28

    Updated Clery Act Handbook Released

    Updated Clery Act Handbook Released
    The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting (the “Handbook”), which provides important guidance for institutions as it relates to their compliance with the Clery Act’s safety and security requirements, was recently…
  • Jun 27

    New York Institutions: NYSED Activates Electronic Submission System for Article 129-A and 129-B Compliance

    New York Institutions: NYSED Activates Electronic Submission System for Article 129-A and 129-B Compliance
    The New York State Education Department has activated its electronic submission system for institutions to file certificates of compliance with Education Law Articles 129-A and 129-B, as well as the copies of rules and policies required to be…
  • Jun 24

    The Second Coming of Fisher: UT Austin’s Race-Conscious Admissions Policy Upheld by SCOTUS

    The Second Coming of Fisher: UT Austin’s Race-Conscious Admissions Policy Upheld by SCOTUS
    Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas at Austin’s use of race in its admissions policies and procedures by rendering a decision in the second case brought by Abigail Fisher, a white woman who was rejected for…
Rank this Week: 3667

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Jun 28

    German FRAND Update

    German FRAND Update
    Following the CJEU judgment Huawei vs ZTE (Case C-170/13) of 16 July 2015, the national courts continue refining the requirements for the assertion of standard-essential patents (SEPs). So far, the first instance courts in Germany (in…
  • Jun 28

    Dutch Parliament ratifies Unified Patent Court Agreement

    Dutch Parliament ratifies Unified Patent Court Agreement
    The Senate or ‘Eerste Kamer’ of the Parliament in the Netherlands approved the Unified Patent Agreement on 28 June 2016 without discussion. Two weeks ago, the Dutch Second Chamber, ‘Tweede Kamer’, had already…
  • Jun 27

    God save the UPC, Europe and the world

    God save the UPC, Europe and the world
    Last Friday Europe woke-up with the worst news since World War II, which could have far-reaching consequences not only for the economy, but also for the values that one would like to see prevailing in the world. It is sufficient to read the…
Rank this Week: 809

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Jun 28

    MAYA And MAYARI Are Not Confusingly Similar When Used On Wine

    MAYA And MAYARI Are Not Confusingly Similar When Used On Wine
    The Federal Circuit has upheld the findings of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that use of the marks MAYA and MAYARI on wine is not likely to cause confusion.  Oakville Hills Cellar, Inc. vs.  Georgallis Holdings, LLC, Case No.…
  • Mar 23

    PETA Isn’t Monkeying Around With Copyright Ownership Right

    PETA Isn’t Monkeying Around With Copyright Ownership Right
    As we reported in a recent post, PETA lost its efforts, on behalf of Naruto the monkey, to secure his claim to copyright ownership of his “selfie” photograph. The district court judge held that the copyright law did not recognize…
  • Feb 24

    Monkey See, Monkey Sue Doesn’t Fly Under U.S. Copyright Law

    Monkey See, Monkey Sue Doesn’t Fly Under U.S. Copyright Law
    In August 2014, we posted about a copyright ownership dispute involving selfie photographs. The disputed selfie photographs were taken by a monkey named Naruto in Indonesia in 2011. The photography equipment used to take these internationally…
Rank this Week: 3673

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 28

    Slippery Slope for Online Service Providers with New California Appellate Court Ruling

    Slippery Slope for Online Service Providers with New California Appellate Court Ruling
    By Tyler Quillin The most important law governing the internet just had its 20th birthday earlier this year, the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996, the CDA grants online service providers immunity…
  • Jun 24

    Screenshot Through The Heart, And Richard Prince’s To Blame

    Screenshot Through The Heart, And Richard Prince’s To Blame
    By Gwen Wei Earlier this year, three artists separately sued appropriation careerist Richard Prince for copyright infringement. The works in question? Photographs with valid and registered copyrights—each framed in an Instagram…
  • Jun 22

    All Dance, No Pay Violates the Fair Labor Standards Act

    All Dance, No Pay Violates the Fair Labor Standards Act
    By Sam Daheim On May 11, 2016, the Fourth Circuit held in McFeeley v. Jackson Street Entertainment, t that exotic dancers who worked at two exotic dance clubs in Prince George’s County, Maryland, were employees of the clubs as…
Rank this Week: 626

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/
  • Jun 28

    Cultural compatibility: predictor of a transaction’s potential succe

    Cultural compatibility: predictor of a transaction’s potential succe
    We have previously reported on human capital considerations in M&A transactions; in this post we consider how corporate culture affects a deal’s possibility of success. While qualitative considerations often sit on the backburner in…
  • Jun 21

    Corporate residency for tax purpose

    Corporate residency for tax purpose
    A corporation that is resident in Canada for Canadian income tax purposes is subject to Canadian income tax on its worldwide income. On the other hand, corporations that are not resident in Canada are only subject to Canadian income tax on…
  • Jun 15

    M&A update in the global metals industry

    M&A update in the global metals industry
    In the past, we reported on PwC’s ongoing analysis on M&A activity in the global metals industry. PwC released its most recent report in the series, entitled “Forging Ahead: First-quarter 2016 global metals industry…
Rank this Week: 2134

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
Rank this Week: 183

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Copyright/TM question of the day, politics edition

    Copyright/TM question of the day, politics edition
    Analyze the linked Buzzfeed public service announcement about registration (warning: link will likely autoplay).http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jun 28

    Judge McKeown on copyright, and responses (including mine)

    Judge McKeown on copyright, and responses (including mine)
    Hon. M. Margaret McKeown,  Censorship in the Guise of Authorship: Harmonizing Copyright and the First Amendment, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 1 (2016)Margaret Chon, Copyright’s Other Functions, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 364 …
  • Jun 27

    Allegations of undisclosed sponsorship defeat anti-SLAPP motion at pleading stage

    Allegations of undisclosed sponsorship defeat anti-SLAPP motion at pleading stage
    Woodard v. Labrada, 2016 WL 3436434, No. 16-00189 (C.D. Cal. May 12, 2016)Woodard brought a putative class action alleging that various defendants (Media Defendants) misrepresented the weight loss benefits of weight loss supplement products…
Rank this Week: 143

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Jun 28

    Federal Circuit finds Internet content filtering patent eligible after Alice

    Federal Circuit finds Internet content filtering patent eligible after Alice
    For the second time in two months, the Federal Circuit has issued a decision that describes a situation in which a software invention is eligible for patenting. In Bascom Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility et al.,…
  • Jun 16

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?
    A recent Federal Circuit decision held that a patent directed to a tool attachment for demolition equipment was obvious in view of two prior art references. The court reached this conclusion even though it did not deny that the…
  • Jun 15

    No more bright lines: Supreme Court overturns test for willful patent infringement

    No more bright lines: Supreme Court overturns test for willful patent infringement
    In a consolidated decision involving two new cases, the U.S. Supreme Court continued its trend of shunning bright-line rules in patent infringement cases. The cases overturned the “objective recklessness” test that…
Rank this Week: 1719

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/
  • Jun 28

    Bomhard IP on Brexit

    Bomhard IP on Brexit
    hort version: nothing to do immediately regarding existing EUTMs; might want to consider back-up UK filing for new EU TMs.
  • Jun 17

    S Ct: Text of Kirtsaeng v John Wiley on Awarding Attorney’s Fee

    S Ct: Text of Kirtsaeng v John Wiley on Awarding Attorney’s Fee
    Footnote two is a contender for funniest Supreme Court footnote this term. Justia’s Summary: Kirtsaeng bought low-cost foreign edition textbooks in Thailand and resold them to students in the U.S. In 2013 the Supreme Court held that…
  • Jun 17

    Text of 2d Cir Decision in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Text of 2d Cir Decision in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    Justia’s summary: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. 512(c), establishes a safe harbor which gives qualifying Internet service providers protection from liability for copyright infringement when their users…
Rank this Week: 456

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: 243

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Jun 28

    The rise of efficient infringement, a problem for universitie

    The rise of efficient infringement, a problem for universitie
    Recent overhauls to America’s patent laws have forced universities and other patent owners into a corner when asserting their rights. Last October, The New York Times reported on the rise of “efficient infringement”…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court says district courts have discretion to enhance patent damage

    Supreme Court says district courts have discretion to enhance patent damage
    In a unanimous decision delivered by Chief Justice John Roberts (left) in Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., the United States Supreme Court recently did what much of the patent world expected it would do;…
  • Jun 7

    Patent Office gives examiners guidance in light of Enfish

    Patent Office gives examiners guidance in light of Enfish
    Recently, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) sent a memo to the Examining Corps with information and instructions relating to the recent ruling in Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corp. by the United States Court of Appeals by the…
Rank this Week: 4508

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: 4277

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court Patent Report: End of 2015 Term

    Supreme Court Patent Report: End of 2015 Term
    by Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court has completed its patent law business for the 2015 term and will re-open decision making in September 2016.  Briefing and new filings will, however, continue throughout the summer. Two…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court denies Sequenom Petition: Alice and Mayo Remain

    Supreme Court denies Sequenom Petition: Alice and Mayo Remain
    by Dennis Crouch Patentees in the biotech and software industries had placed substantial hope on the pending Supreme Court case of Sequenom v. Ariosa: The hope being that the case would serve as a vehicle for the Court to…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court to Decide Patent Export Case: Life Tech v. Promega

    Supreme Court to Decide Patent Export Case: Life Tech v. Promega
    by Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court has granted a petition for writ of certiorari in the pending patent case of Life Tech. v. Promega Corp (14-1538) – focusing only on Question 2: Whether the Federal Circuit erred in holding that…
Rank this Week: 451

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Lights, Camera…Now Take Action

    Lights, Camera…Now Take Action
    – Jason Sprenger – President, Game Changer Communications Imagine for a moment you’re back in the year 1963…the time of Mad Men, the beginning of Beatlemania, the year of the “I Have a Dream”…
  • Jun 27

    One Trademark Certainty in Uncertain Time

    One Trademark Certainty in Uncertain Time
    Watching the morning news for even a few minutes can leave one struck by how we truly live in uncertain times. I suppose every generation has too, but is it more striking at this moment? There are plenty of examples to draw upon to…
  • Jun 24

    Should a Brand Change Its Name for a Little While?

    Should a Brand Change Its Name for a Little While?
    –Debbie Laskey, MBA In May, Anheuser-Busch made news when it announced that it would change the name of its most famous brand from Budweiser to America. So, from late-May to November, in every liquor store, convenience store, gas…
Rank this Week: 73

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jun 28

    TVEyes and the Scope of Fair Use

    TVEyes and the Scope of Fair Use
    The Second Circuit is set to consider Fox News v TVEyes, with both parties having submitted their briefs (see Fox News brief and TVEyes brief). The appeal represents the latest evolution of the “transformative…
  • Jun 24

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/24/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/24/16
    Responding to Piracy: What the evidence shows — In previous installments, the authors of this post looked at “available academic evidence on whether piracy harms media sales, and whether this harm leads to reductions in the supply…
  • Jun 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/17/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/17/16
    Why “Stairway to Heaven” Doesn’t Infringe “Taurus” Copyright: analysis & demo of “scenes a faire” motif common to both — Rockers Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are in court this week…
Rank this Week: 4666

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    TTAB Affirms 2(e)(4) Surname Refusal of "DICKMAN'S" for Pickle

    TTAB Affirms 2(e)(4) Surname Refusal of "DICKMAN'S" for Pickle
    The Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(4) refusal of the mark DICKMAN'S for jams, jellies, pickles, and other class 29 goods, finding the mark to be primarily merely a surname. Applicant Enumclaw Farms argued that the number of persons with the…
  • Jun 27

    CAFC Affirms TTAB: MAYARI Not Confusable With MAYA for Wine

    CAFC Affirms TTAB: MAYARI Not Confusable With MAYA for Wine
    Concluding that substantial evidence supported the Board's finding that the marks MAYARI and MAYA, both for wine, are sufficiently dissimilar to avoid confusion, the CAFC affirmed the Board's dismissal of this Section 2(d) opposition.…
  • Jun 24

    USPTO Proposes Changes in Section 8 Affidavit/Declaration Requirement

    USPTO Proposes Changes in Section 8 Affidavit/Declaration Requirement
    On Wednesday, June 22nd, the USPTO published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled "Changes in Requirements for Affidavits or Declarations of Use, Continued Use, or Excusable Nonuse in Trademark Cases," Federal Register, Volume 81, No.…
Rank this Week: 431

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/
  • Jun 28

    Data Mistakes and Data Justice

    Data Mistakes and Data Justice
    Wayne A. Logan & Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, Policing Criminal Justice Data 101 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016).Elizabeth JohIn criminal justice circles, “big data” is the new buzzword: police departments are experimenting with…
  • Jun 27

    Star Wars, Science Fiction and the Constitution

    Star Wars, Science Fiction and the Constitution
    Cass R. Sunstein, The World According to Star Wars (2016).Ilya SominCass Sunstein is one of America’s leading legal scholars. Both his work generally and his book about Star Wars specifically have attracted enormous attention from both…
  • Jun 24

    Thinking About Monitoring

    Thinking About Monitoring
    Veronica Root, Modern-Day Monitorships, 33 Yale J. on Reg. 109 (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.D. Gordon SmithThe study of organizational compliance is now proliferating in American law schools. Over the past decade, new courses, new…
Rank this Week: 1183

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Djibouti’s Accession to the PCT

    Djibouti’s Accession to the PCT
    On June 23, 2016, WIPO welcomed the accession of the 150th Member State to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) when the Minister Delegate to the Ministry of Economy and Finance in charge of Trade, SMEs, Handicrafts and Tourism, Djibouti,…
  • Jun 20

    What would BREXIT likely mean for IP in Africa?

    What would BREXIT likely mean for IP in Africa?
    On a limb .. pondering BrexitBritain ranks very high on the trading partner lists of most African countries (especially Commonwealth influenced countries) as does the EU so how could a Brexit affect the continent from an IP perspective? A few…
  • Jun 17

    5 Reasons Why You Need To Be At INTA's Building Brands With Africa Conference 1-2 September Cape Town

    5 Reasons Why You Need To Be At INTA's Building Brands With Africa Conference 1-2 September Cape Town
    Why you need to be at INTA's first ever conference on African soil:1. INTA is the single largest IP industry representative body on the globe meaning that a dedicated INTA conference on the African continent allows Africa and its unique…
Rank this Week: 3446

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Deals Blow To Diagnostic Method Patents, Denies Cert In Sequenom

    Supreme Court Deals Blow To Diagnostic Method Patents, Denies Cert In Sequenom
    “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” can be good words to live by, but in the context of the Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari in Sequenom (scroll down to page 3), the silence…
  • Jun 21

    CAFC Upholds Same Day Continuation Application

    CAFC Upholds Same Day Continuation Application
    The Federal Circuit decided not to disturb the “longstanding administrative construction” of 35 USC § 120 that permits the filing of a continuation application on the same day its parent application grants as a…
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court Defers Certiorari Decision In Amgen Sandoz Biosimilar Patent Dance Dispute

    Supreme Court Defers Certiorari Decision In Amgen Sandoz Biosimilar Patent Dance Dispute
    On June 20, 2016, instead of deciding whether to grant certiorari in the biosimilar patent dance dispute between Amgen and Sandoz, the Supreme Court invited the Solicitor General “to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the…
Rank this Week: 3873

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jun 27

    BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility LLC (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility LLC (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Federal Circuit Concurrence -- Decide Patentability with Patent-Eligibility By Joseph Herndon -- The Federal Circuit earlier today vacated a District Court's order dismissing BASCOM's complaint and remanded for further proceedings. BASCOM…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Sequenom v. Ariosa

    Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Sequenom v. Ariosa
    The Supreme Court issued an order this morning denying certiorari in Sequenom, Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. Patent Docs will provide more analysis of the Court's denial of certiorari in a subsequent post.
  • Jun 26

    Immersion Corp. v. HTC Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Immersion Corp. v. HTC Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Continuation Application Filed on Same Day Parent Issues Satisfies § 120 Requirement That Continuation Be Filed Before the Patenting of Parent By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, in Immersion Corp. v. HTC Corp., the Federal Circuit reversed the…
Rank this Week: 122

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
  • Jun 27

    Warning! Copyright Infringement Case Dismissed Due to Choice of Law Provision

    Warning! Copyright Infringement Case Dismissed Due to Choice of Law Provision
    Metal Bulletin, an English corporation, sued Scepter, Inc., a company subscribing to its services that, contrary to subscription terms and conditions, purchased an individual Metal Bulletin subscription for use by their employees. Metal…
  • Jun 27

    Italian Consumer Group Wants Investigation Into Christo Artwork

    Italian Consumer Group Wants Investigation Into Christo Artwork
    Jean Claude and Christo’s latest massive public art installation, The Floating Piers, transforms lake Iseo in Italy with 100,000 square meters of yellow fabric over 220,000 polyethylene cubes that ripple with the water…
  • Jun 24

    Art World Responds to Brexit

    Art World Responds to Brexit
    I’m quoted in this Artnet article. In a decision that’s left Europe in a frenzied aftermath, artists, curators, gallery and museum employees, art law experts, and others in the art world find themselves anticipating…
Rank this Week: 413

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
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Gives More Leeway to Lower Courts on Patents and Copyright: Will Lower Courts Champion Innovation?

    Supreme Court Gives More Leeway to Lower Courts on Patents and Copyright: Will Lower Courts Champion Innovation?
    The Supreme Court decided two patent cases and one copyright case this month. If the three cases have a unifying theme, it is that the Supreme Court gave more deference to fact-finding tribunals, whether that is the Patent Office or district…
  • Jun 27

    Congratulations to the Winners of EFF's 9th Annual Cyberlaw Trivia Night

    Congratulations to the Winners of EFF's 9th Annual Cyberlaw Trivia Night
    The best legal minds in the Bay Area gathered to participate in EFF's 9th Annual Cyberlaw Trivia Night on June 16. Over 100 friends from 20 technology law firms and Internet companies attended, making for a rousing night vying for the coveted…
  • Jun 27

    Digital Dystopia: Egyptian Civil Society At Risk

    Digital Dystopia: Egyptian Civil Society At Risk
    On June 23, Amnesty International—along with IFEX, Human Rights Watch, FIDH, and seven other organizations—issued a joint statement on the “existential threat” faced by Egyptian civil society. In recent months, the…
Rank this Week: 1220

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
  • Jun 27

    Yarn company sues to enforce Twisted trademark

    Yarn company sues to enforce Twisted trademark
    The Plaintiff, based in Portland, Oregon, sells knitting, crochet, spinning, and weaving supplies using the trade name Twisted. In April 2016, the Plaintiff learned …Continue reading →
  • Jun 23

    COAST SPAS v. WEST COAST SPAS…are you confused?

    COAST SPAS v. WEST COAST SPAS…are you confused?
    Plaintiff has sold hot tubs and spa products under the COAST SPAS mark for 19 years. They recently became aware that …Continue reading →
  • May 30

    Copyright Lawsuit filed over DVD of Elvis Presley’s First Ed Sullivan Appearance

    Copyright Lawsuit filed over DVD of Elvis Presley’s First Ed Sullivan Appearance
    Plaintiff claims to be the owner of the musical composition “Vagabonds Theme.” The composition was allegedly included by Defendants without authorization …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3714

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/
  • Jun 27

    A Little “Mayhem” Reveals Limits to Immunity Provision of Communications Decency Act

    A Little “Mayhem” Reveals Limits to Immunity Provision of Communications Decency Act
    As a general rule, a website is not held liable for the content its users post on its platform. The Communications Decency Act (CDA) immunizes websites from lawsuits by not treating the website as the publisher or speaker of content posted by…
  • Jun 22

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 6/22/16

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 6/22/16
    To the surprise of no one, Instagram is pretty popular; Samsung puts a billion dollars into the Internet of Things; the FCC’s trying to decide if radio noise is a problem; and there’s an approach to virtual reality that…
  • Jun 14

    Six Ways Site Design Can Potentially Render TOS Agreements Unenforceable

    Six Ways Site Design Can Potentially Render TOS Agreements Unenforceable
    Our recent posts on successful legal challenges to the arbitration clauses in browsewrap and clickwrap agreements have a theme in common—even the most thorough and well-worded agreement can be rendered unenforceable by website design.…
Rank this Week: 855

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Can You Induce Yourself to Infringe?

    Can You Induce Yourself to Infringe?
    The Supreme Court granted certiorari in Life Tech v. Promega Corp. today to resolve an interesting conundrum of statutory interpretation having to do with foreign infringement. I won't provide all the details here - as Jason Rantanen and…
  • Jun 23

    Cuozzo v. Lee and the Potential for Patent Law Deference Mistake

    Cuozzo v. Lee and the Potential for Patent Law Deference Mistake
    I wrote a short post on Monday's decision in Cuozzo v. Lee for Stanford's Legal Aggregate blog, which I'm reposting here. My co-blogger Michael Risch has already posted his initial reactions to the opinion on Monday, and he also wrote…
  • Jun 20

    Cuozzo: So Right, Yet So Wrong

    Cuozzo: So Right, Yet So Wrong
    The Supreme Court issued its basically unanimous opinion in Cuozzo today. I won't give a lot of background here; anyone taking the time to read this likely understands the issues. The gist of the ruling is this: USPTO institution decisions in…
Rank this Week: 3239

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Jun 27

    All About Inheritance

    All About Inheritance
    Five decades after the Beatles first sang “I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love.” issues of money and love often hit a sour note where inheritance is concerned. The generation that listened to the…
  • Jun 17

    What You Need to Know About Estate Planning

    What You Need to Know About Estate Planning
    It’s one of the most emotional topics to deal with, yet the last thing you want to do is leave your family and loved ones scrambling to make sure they are legally and financially taken care of after you pass. Just over 50% of Americans…
  • Jun 6

    End of Life Health Care: What You Need to Know

    End of Life Health Care: What You Need to Know
    As you begin planning for retirement and doing general estate planning, do not overlook the importance of end of life health care planning. With people living longer than ever before, the reality is that you may not be in a position to…
Rank this Week: 3774

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Bascom beats AT&T on 101 issue at CAFC

    Bascom beats AT&T on 101 issue at CAFC
    Bascom won a vacating of an order from ND Texas.However, we disagree with the district court’s analy-sis of the ordered combination of limitations. In light ofMayo and Alice, it is of course now standard for a §101inquiry to…
  • Jun 26

    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 does Teflon

    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 does Teflon
    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 discussed the invention of Teflon in its almanac feature, noting this was the 106th anniversary of the birthday of Roy Plunkett:Plunkett was a DuPont chemist working with gases in the late 1930s when an…
  • Jun 26

    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 does Teflon

    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 does Teflon
    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 discussed the invention of Teflon in its almanac feature, noting this was the 106th anniversary of the birthday of Roy Plunkett:Plunkett was a DuPont chemist working with gases in the late 1930s when an…
Rank this Week: 25

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Jun 27

    Le Brexit et les brevets en Europe

    Le Brexit et les brevets en Europe
    Dans la foulée du référendum britannique, le mot « Brexit » était sur toutes les lèvres la fin de semaine passée. Les gestionnaires de propriété intellectuelle se demandent…
  • Jun 22

    Un aperçu des changements à venir dans la foulée du PLT

    Un aperçu des changements à venir dans la foulée du PLT
    C’est avec plaisir que je vous donne des nouvelles sur l’alignement de la Loi des brevets du Canada avec le PLT. Un petit rappel : le PLT, le « Patent Law Treaty », est un traité mis en place pour…
  • Jun 16

    Secrets industriels – Nouveaux recours civils aux États-Unis en cas d’appropriation illicite

    Secrets industriels – Nouveaux recours civils aux États-Unis en cas d’appropriation illicite
    Ce billet se veut la suite du premier billet écrit par mon collègue Fortunat Nadima Nadima, et qui avait comme trame de fond la Formule 1.  Je réitère que le secret est une forme de propriété…
Rank this Week: 2132

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 979

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jun 27

    Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven is not a Copyright Infringement

    Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven is not a Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - The ongoing saga of the case of copyright infringement between Led Zeppelin and the trust of Randy Wolfe has finally ended, with the jury finding in Led Zeppelin’s favor. After Jimmy Page and Robert Plant testified, a…
  • Jun 17

    Apple Receives Patent for iPhone that is Entirely a Screen

    Apple Receives Patent for iPhone that is Entirely a Screen
    IPNews® - Apple has received a patent for a phone composed entirely of a screen. The button-less phone would function entirely as a touch screen, with images and text capable of wrapping around the front of the phone and extending into…
  • Jun 9

    Axl Rose claims Copyright Infringement in Trying to Remove Unflattering Photo

    Axl Rose claims Copyright Infringement in Trying to Remove Unflattering Photo
    IPNews® - Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses is demanding that Google take down several unflattering images of him that have been used as part of an Internet meme mocking his physical appearance. Photos taken of Rose have been republished on…
Rank this Week: 1032

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Jun 27

    U.S. Trademark Office proposes fee increase

    U.S. Trademark Office proposes fee increase
    Brand owners should be aware that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has proposed an increase of its trademark registration and filing fees. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register, with the period for public comment…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit: Initial considerations trademark and design owner

    Brexit: Initial considerations trademark and design owner
    Yesterday, Britain voted to leave the European Union. The exit will not happen immediately. It is likely to take at least two years after the process is actually triggered for the transition to be completed. For the time being it is…
  • May 17

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo
    Chinese sports manufacturer Fujian Tingfeilong Sports Goods Co. Ltd., recently launched a sports clothing and footwear brand under the name “Uncle Martian.” But for their unoriginal logo, the launch of the brand would not have…
Rank this Week: 2263

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    U.S. Trademark Office proposes fee increase

    U.S. Trademark Office proposes fee increase
    Brand owners should be aware that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has proposed an increase of its trademark registration and filing fees. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register, with the period for public comment…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit: Initial considerations trademark and design owner

    Brexit: Initial considerations trademark and design owner
    Yesterday, Britain voted to leave the European Union. The exit will not happen immediately. It is likely to take at least two years after the process is actually triggered for the transition to be completed. For the time being it is…
  • May 17

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo
    Chinese sports manufacturer Fujian Tingfeilong Sports Goods Co. Ltd., recently launched a sports clothing and footwear brand under the name “Uncle Martian.” But for their unoriginal logo, the launch of the brand would not have…
Rank this Week: 769

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
Rank this Week: 3884

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jun 27

    Employment Agreements to Protect Intellectual Property

    Employment Agreements to Protect Intellectual Property
    How do you, the cautious employer, protect yourself from trade secret theft?  One way is through employment agreements.  Many of the court cases involving employee theft of trade secrets include employment agreements with…
  • Jun 20

    Is State Law Still Important after the Defend Trade Secrets Act?

    Is State Law Still Important after the Defend Trade Secrets Act?
    Trade secret owners have new Federal rights under the Defend Trade Secrets Act.  But what about state law?  Is state law still important for trade secret protection? You bet state law is still important.  Trade secret owners…
  • Jun 6

    Ask Dr. Copyright … DTSA Immunization

    Ask Dr. Copyright … DTSA Immunization
    Dear Doc: When I joined MegaCorp, I was “asked” (well, told, actually) to sign a nondisclosure agreement that limits what I can do with any trade secrets I may learn while doing my job. That agreement says that I can’t tell…
Rank this Week: 4502

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: 493