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Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Sep 30

    CJEU Clarifies Scope of Exception for Parody: Not Just Joking Around

    CJEU Clarifies Scope of Exception for Parody: Not Just Joking Around
    Reposted from Sports. Media and Entertainment Online By Alexis Fierens and Raf Schoefs   Under Belgian law, a copyrighted work may be used without the authorisation of the author(s) for the purposes of caricature, parody or pastiche. In…
  • Sep 29

    So You Think You Have a Point of Sale Terminal Problem?

    So You Think You Have a Point of Sale Terminal Problem?
    Reposted from Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Security, Security Breaches, Technology and Commercial By: Tara Swaminatha and Aravind Swaminathan If your company has a Point of Sale (POS) terminal anywhere in its infrastructure, you are no…
  • Sep 26

    Patent Wars: Can the Energy Industry Avoid Them?

    Patent Wars: Can the Energy Industry Avoid Them?
    Reposted from Intellectual Property and Technology News By Claudia Wilson Frost, Jeffrey Johnson, Penny L. Prater With the technological advances and resultant surge in oil and gas production in the last few years, it is not surprising that…
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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 98

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

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

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Sep 30

    Lawyers Agree on How to Handle DUI Stops, Disagree on Trademark

    Lawyers Agree on How to Handle DUI Stops, Disagree on Trademark
    - Do not perform any roadside tests. This includes walking a line, testing your eyes, and most importantly, DON’T BLOW in any breath-testing unit. This is advice from Texas DUI lawyer Mark Hull on his website, dontblow.com. Fellow…
  • Sep 29

    Apple’s Misfortune is KitKat’s Gain

    Apple’s Misfortune is KitKat’s Gain
    Isn’t the saying that “one man’s misfortune is another man’s gain”? Last week, Apple’s misfortune was certainly KitKat’s gain. KitKat capitalized on the “bending flaw” of the…
  • Sep 26

    Trademark Week in Review: September 26, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: September 26, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Mari-Elise watched a group of retired players throw a flag for unauthorized use of player identities against NFL; Bill went shopping for cat shirts; Kevin…
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Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Sep 30

    COSON Slams Sheraton Lagos with Billion Naira Lawsuit | COSON

    COSON Slams Sheraton Lagos with Billion Naira Lawsuit | COSON
    Consistent with the kernel of its recently launched copyright enforcement initiative, ‘Operation No Hiding Place’, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), the nation’s sole collective management organization for musical works…
  • Sep 27

    NAFDAC — Dossier Requirements for Pesticide Registration in Nigeria

    NAFDAC — Dossier Requirements for Pesticide Registration in Nigeria
    September 27, 2014 — In Nigeria, registration of pesticide products is regulated by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).  NAFDAC ensures that new pesticide products intended for use in Nigeria…
  • Sep 17

    NAFDAC’s Enhancement of Nigeria’s Herbal Medical Practice by Ayo Oyoze Baje | Daily Independent

    NAFDAC’s Enhancement of Nigeria’s Herbal Medical Practice by Ayo Oyoze Baje | Daily Independent
    Pragmatic. Purposeful. Pro-active. These words may perhaps sum up my candid opinion over the recent decision by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC to take a critical look at the practice of…
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IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
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Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Infringement Opinions of Inventor-Expert Excluded as Unhelpful Advocacy

    Infringement Opinions of Inventor-Expert Excluded as Unhelpful Advocacy
    The court granted defendant's motion to exclude the infringement opinions of plaintiff's inventor-expert because they were unreliable. "[M]ost of [the expert's] conclusions are simply implicit arguments about what claim construction should…
  • Sep 29

    Stay Pending IPR as to Three of Eight Asserted Patents Denied

    Stay Pending IPR as to Three of Eight Asserted Patents Denied
    The court denied plaintiff's motion to stay its own declaratory relief action pending inter partes review because the potential simplification of issues did not favor a stay. "A stay no doubt simplifies the issues where all of the…
  • Sep 26

    Overbroad Claiming of Automation Rules Renders Claim Unpatentable

    Overbroad Claiming of Automation Rules Renders Claim Unpatentable
    The court granted defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's "patents for automatically animating the lip synchronization and facial expressions of 3D characters" were invalid for lacking patentable subject matter.…
Rank this Week: 864

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
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Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Can We Use Illustration for Cover of Book?

    Can We Use Illustration for Cover of Book?
    Dear Rich: I run a non-profit educational website called Simply Charly that explores history's greatest movers and shakers. And we're planning to publish a series of books using many of the illustrations we own on the covers of the books. I…
  • Sep 29

    Student "Help" Site Pilfered My Exam Question

    Student "Help" Site Pilfered My Exam Question
    Dear Rich: I'm a college professor in the sciences, and over the years I've written a number of questions to assign to students in my various classes. Some of them I'll re-use in subsequent years. Last night I stumbled across one via Google…
  • Sep 25

    Dear Rich: I have completed a "rough cut"…

    Dear Rich: I have completed a "rough cut" of my documentary. I have hundreds of photos, some claimed by Getty. If I use a similar photo without Getty's watermark can they still legally claim rights? If Getty owns rights to the photos…
Rank this Week: 889

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Coca-Cola’s Significant Interest in Zero Mark

    Coca-Cola’s Significant Interest in Zero Mark
    Coca-Cola just announced it is introducing Coke Zero in India, which will make it the sub-brand’s 149th market in the world, a truly remarkable reach. As the popular Coke Zero brand is approaching its tenth anniversary in the U.S., it…
  • Sep 29

    Show More Value, or Lose The Sale

    Show More Value, or Lose The Sale
    — Neil F. Anderson, Founder & President, The Courage Group, Inc. Now days, it’s tough for any business, regardless of size, to successfully compete and win new business. The days of signing up new clients or customers with…
  • Sep 26

    Googling Doesn’t Break Google Trademark

    Googling Doesn’t Break Google Trademark
    Our friend Professor Eric Goldman, over at his Technology and Marketing Law Blog, reported earlier this week that the Google trademark has survived a genericness attack by a fellow named David Elliot. Here is a link to Mr. Elliot’s…
Rank this Week: 204

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Sep 30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-29
    The fate of once-mighty Nortel’s last billions lies in the hands of two men http://t.co/q8XY0vppiY -> Canada, EU leaders sign CETA pact despite German concerns http://t.co/16XIbcrLmh -> App is like Instagram for medical…
  • Sep 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-28
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27: Life After CASL – Now What? http://t.co/SX5SVYnUOV ->… http://t.co/LQLP9QUjTI -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27…
  • Sep 28

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27
    Life After CASL – Now What? http://t.co/SX5SVYnUOV -> Is Popcorn Time Safe? Pirate Bay, Netflix Comparisons Provide Little Legal Clarification http://t.co/pNoC6LsHnX -> 10% of top ecommerce brands flouting CASL, study finds…
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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 30

    The Hidden Cost of Ridesharing

    The Hidden Cost of Ridesharing
    Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and other ridesharing apps have changed the landscape of the for-hire vehicle service. The success of the ridesharing companies has had a serious impact on profit and operation of taxi and limo companies in competing…
  • Sep 30

    Could Apple and Google’s additions of encryption cost lives?

    Could Apple and Google’s additions of encryption cost lives?
    The law enforcement community has advocated that Apple iOS 8’s standard password encryption settings as well as Google’s intention to make encryption from an option to the default will result in an inability of law enforcement to…
  • Sep 29

    Trolling Skynet’s Patents to Save Humanity

    Trolling Skynet’s Patents to Save Humanity
    Google’s push for the self-driving automobile, click here, and Google Glass, click here, has sparked some interesting questions. Questions that possibly only this author is asking. But questions, nonetheless, that all should…
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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 30

    USPTO’s National Trademark Expo on October 17 and 18 will feature variety of exhibitors and lecture

    USPTO’s National Trademark Expo on October 17 and 18 will feature variety of exhibitors and lecture
    The USPTO will hold the 2014 National Trademark Expo on its campus in Alexandria, Virginia on October 17 and 18. The event is FREE and open to the public. Among the exhibitors will be two Erik M. Pelton & Associates clients, Volcom and…
  • Sep 25

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXX

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXX
    The following is another update of recent client registrations obtained from the public records so readers can see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected – and the wide range of variety in brand names, logos,…
  • Sep 23

    Bike helmets and trademark registrations – protecting heads and brand

    Bike helmets and trademark registrations – protecting heads and brand
    Two weeks ago, I crashed riding my bike to work. I love to ride my bike – the fresh air, exercise and freedom are terrific. Ialways wear my helmet. Fortunately I was wearing my helmet when I crashed. I went right over…
Rank this Week: 1033

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Sep 30

    The Patent Drafting Disclosure Revolution: Don’t Ask Alice

    The Patent Drafting Disclosure Revolution: Don’t Ask Alice
    No question exists that patent eligibility under Section 101 has been, and remains, the most active question in patent law. Watching the rapid flow of cases back and forth between the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court exceeds the…
  • Sep 29

    Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology

    Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology
    Twitter is a perfect case study to demonstrate just how important patents, particularly software patents, are to a start-up company that has aspirations of going public... In repeated filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission since…
  • Sep 29

    Doing Business in China: A Legal and Commercial Review

    Doing Business in China: A Legal and Commercial Review
    On Friday, October 3, 2014, the University of Toledo College of Law will host a one-day seminar titled "Doing Business in China." One of the goals of Doing Business in China is to refute myths regarding intellectual property protection in…
Rank this Week: 362

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 30

    The Patent Drafting Disclosure Revolution: Don’t Ask Alice

    The Patent Drafting Disclosure Revolution: Don’t Ask Alice
    No question exists that patent eligibility under Section 101 has been, and remains, the most active question in patent law. Watching the rapid flow of cases back and forth between the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court exceeds the…
  • Sep 29

    Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology

    Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology
    Twitter is a perfect case study to demonstrate just how important patents, particularly software patents, are to a start-up company that has aspirations of going public... In repeated filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission since…
  • Sep 29

    Doing Business in China: A Legal and Commercial Review

    Doing Business in China: A Legal and Commercial Review
    On Friday, October 3, 2014, the University of Toledo College of Law will host a one-day seminar titled "Doing Business in China." One of the goals of Doing Business in China is to refute myths regarding intellectual property protection in…
Rank this Week: 3611

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/
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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 30

    A new website for UK IPO, and an event to explain everything

    A new website for UK IPO, and an event to explain everything
    With autumn already among us, it is time for a general season makeover. While embracing the new beauty trends, you may also want to embrace the idea that, starting 6 October, the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will have a…
  • Sep 28

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week
    Last week was a little quieter than usual in terms of quantities of Katposts, as can be seen from the relatively short list compiled by the unceasingly diligent Alberto Bellan.  So here's the thirteenth in our series of weekly…
  • Sep 28

    Monday miscellany

    Monday miscellany
    New team at the top for WIPO. The member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have given their blessing to the new senior management team proposed by Katfriend and Director General Francis Gurry. According to a WIPO…
Rank this Week: 195

Virginia Business Litigation…

Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Sep 30

    Dealing with the Limitations of Virginia's Subpoena Power When Discoverable Information Is Located In D.C. or Maryland

    Dealing with the Limitations of Virginia's Subpoena Power When Discoverable Information Is Located In D.C. or Maryland
    Fewer aspects of civil litigation make me groan louder than attempting to obtain a subpoena in a foreign jurisdiction to obtain testimony or documents for a case pending in Virginia state court. Reading about getting a "commission" or dealing…
  • Sep 22

    Virginia Won't Allow You to Blue-Pencil that Non-Compete

    Virginia Won't Allow You to Blue-Pencil that Non-Compete
    In Virginia, covenants not to compete (a.k.a. non-competition agreements or simply "noncompetes") are considered restraints on trade and are therefore disfavored in the law. Unlike California, which prohibits them outright, Virginia will…
  • Sep 2

    Virginia's Business Conspiracy Statute

    Virginia's Business Conspiracy Statute
    Virginia's business conspiracy statute provides for civil liability and treble damages where "[a]ny two or more persons...combine, associate, agree, mutually undertake or concert together for the purpose of...willfully and maliciously…
Rank this Week: 1104

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    EMD MILLIPORE CORPOR ATION v. ALLPURE TECHNOLOGIES on doctrine of equivalent

    EMD MILLIPORE CORPOR ATION v. ALLPURE TECHNOLOGIES on doctrine of equivalent
    As to the doctrine of equivalents: Even without literal infringe-ment of a certain claim limitation,a patentee may estab-lish infringement under the doctrine ofequivalents if an element of theaccused device “performs substantially…
  • Sep 30

    Tobacco for biofuel?

    Tobacco for biofuel?
    On September 25, 2014, within a post from the California Academy of Sciences titled The Search for More Sustainable Biofuels , there was textHere’s an interesting idea from scientists at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National…
  • Sep 30

    Crowdsourcing and growing plant

    Crowdsourcing and growing plant
    IPBiz has written about crowdsourcing previously (e.g., Downside of crowdsourcing? ). Note a US patent which issued on Sept. 30, 2014 titled Programmable lighting with multi-day variations of wavelength and intensity, optimized by…
Rank this Week: 48

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

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

    DIY Grooveshark cannot claim DMCA 'safe habor'

    DIY Grooveshark cannot claim DMCA 'safe habor'
    A federal judge in New York has ruled that Grooveshark, the controversial online music service, has infringed on thousands of their copyrights. Grooveshark came under fierce attack from the recording industry for hosting music files without…
  • Sep 30

    Reminder: personal copies, quotation and parody exception

    Reminder: personal copies, quotation and parody exception
    A little reminder of the three copyright exceptions due to be implemented on 1 October:Personal Copies for Private UseQuotationParodyPersonal Copies for Private UseThis exception, which does not apply to computer programs will permit the…
  • Sep 30

    International copyright framework: a chapter and a chance to comment

    International copyright framework: a chapter and a chance to comment
    This blogger has just received news from his old friend and deeply respected colleague Paul Geller, who writes: "Reaching the age of 75 earlier this year, I retired as General Editor of International Copyright Law and Practice but remain the…
Rank this Week: 1009

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 30

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce
    Martin H. Redish & Jennifer Aronoff, The Real Constitutional Problem with State Judicial Selection: Due Process, Judicial Retention, and the Dangers of Popular Constitutionalism, Wm. & Mary L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014), available at…
  • Sep 29

    Corporate Privacy

    Corporate Privacy
    Elizabeth Pollman, A Corporate Right to Privacy, 99 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014) available at SSRN.Tom C.W. LinProfessor Elizabeth Pollman explores the validity and scope of a constitutional right to privacy for corporations in a…
  • Sep 26

    Dispersing Judicial Power

    Dispersing Judicial Power
    Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., The Unitary Executive and the Plural Judiciary: On the Potential Virtues of Decentralized Judicial Power, 89 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1021 (2014).Charles ShanorWhy does our republic accept judgments invalidating…
Rank this Week: 400

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Egypt, Oman sign patent pact

    Egypt, Oman sign patent pact
    The latest Newsletter of NJQ & Associates reports that, on 13 September 2014, the Head of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding agreement with the Minister of Industry in Oman with…
  • Sep 29

    New WIPO Senior Management team

    New WIPO Senior Management team
    Thanks to a post over at IPKat (here) which alerted this Leo to the approval of a new leadership team at WIPO to work with DG Gurry after he begins his new term on 1 October. The rest of his team will commence their terms on 1 December. They…
  • Sep 25

    OAPI-SAIC: China strengthens ties with one of Africa's most prominent IP registrie

    OAPI-SAIC: China strengthens ties with one of Africa's most prominent IP registrie
    This is the third of three reports by Aminou Ndala TITA based in Cameroon on developments at OAPI this month:"Liu Yuting, Vice Minister of the State for Industry and Commerce of the People's Republic of China visited was…
Rank this Week: 1707

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: July - September 2014

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: July - September 2014
    E-mail subscriptions to the TTABlog are available. Just enter your e-mail address in the box on the right to receive a daily update via Feedblitz. You may also follow the blog on Twitter (here). And don't forget to leave your comments! [Note…
  • Sep 29

    Precedential No. 38: TTAB Deems "BEAUTV" Use-Based Application Void Ab Initio Due To Non-Use

    Precedential No. 38: TTAB Deems "BEAUTV" Use-Based Application Void Ab Initio Due To Non-Use
    The Board sustained, on two grounds, an opposition to registration of the mark BeauTV, in standard character form, for "providing information about beauty." It declared the application void ab initio because pro se Applicant Bonnie Tseng…
  • Sep 26

    Overflow Seats Available: TTAB Comes to Boston: October 3rd

    Overflow Seats Available: TTAB Comes to Boston: October 3rd
    There are some seats still available in the overflow room (video) for the TTAB hearing and morning TM session. Law School students admitted free! On Friday, October 3rd, the USPTO's Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) and Patent Trial…
Rank this Week: 156

Jackson White Intellectual…

Jackson White Intellectual Property Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-ip-attorney/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Cristiano Ronaldo Enters Trademark Battle over Rights to CR7

    Cristiano Ronaldo Enters Trademark Battle over Rights to CR7
    The global soccer superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, is extremely well-known to soccer enthusiasts around the world, with his notoriety expanding even more after the recent World Cup tournament. By many of his fans he is known by the shorthand…
  • Sep 25

    Trademark Squatters Causing Issues for Expanding Companie

    Trademark Squatters Causing Issues for Expanding Companie
    Many companies attempting to enter the Chinese market quickly reach a roadblock due to trademark “squatters.” These individuals target thriving brands in other countries and register them as a trademark in China. When these…
  • Sep 25

    Kanye Bringing in the Coin for “Coinye” Trademark

    Kanye Bringing in the Coin for “Coinye” Trademark
    While many might believe it would be Kanye West’s dream to have his face on currency, according to a recent trademark case that is not correct. Back in January a form of digital currency was launched known as “Coinye…
Rank this Week: 3190

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

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

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Sep 30

    Stop Saying It’s a 7-day Holiday!

    Stop Saying It’s a 7-day Holiday!
    You’ve heard me complain about China’s holiday schedule before. We all do it, at least twice a year, but it does bear repeating. Why? Two reasons: 1) anything that is misleading or incorrect should be fixed; and 2) it pisses me…
  • Sep 30

    Baker & McKenzie: New Compliance and Disclosur…

    Baker & McKenzie: New Compliance and Disclosur…
    Baker & McKenzie: New Compliance and Disclosure Requirements for Your China Subsidiaries bit.ly/1wTohqF – summary of 2014 changes © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Sep 29

    A Look at Just How Much China’s Housing Downturn C…

    A Look at Just How Much China’s Housing Downturn C…
    A Look at Just How Much China’s Housing Downturn Could Hurt GDP – China Real Time Report – WSJ on.wsj.com/ZmpAUf © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
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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 29

    Supreme Court Preview -- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. -- The End of Cybor Corp.?

    Supreme Court Preview -- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. -- The End of Cybor Corp.?
    By Andrew Williams -- The Supreme Court will begin its 2014-2015 term next Monday. Last year, the Court heard a record number of patent law cases, at least for recent history. Nevertheless, it is scheduled to hear another one on October 15.…
  • Sep 28

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. v. InnoPharma Licensing LLC et al. 1:14-cv-01225; filed September 24, 2014 in the…
  • Sep 28

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    September 30, 2014 - 2014 Intellectual Property Continuing Legal Education Seminar (DuPont and Widener University School of Law) - Wilmington, DE September 30, 2014 - First Inventor to File America Invents Act Roadshow (U.S. Patent and…
Rank this Week: 108

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 29

    Prior Art Found Pertinent to Patent-Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Prior Art Found Pertinent to Patent-Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    Quoting Bob Dylan in “You’re a Big Girl Now,” from the landmark album Blood on the Tracks, Judge Wu in the Central District of California has summed up the present state of patent-eligibility jurisprudence under 35 U.S.C.…
  • Sep 27

    Yet Another Business Method Patent Fails Section 101 “Abstract Idea” Test

    Yet Another Business Method Patent Fails Section 101 “Abstract Idea” Test
    Yet another court has held yet more business method patents invalid for failing to recite patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. In Open Text S.A. v. Alfresco Software Ltd., No. No. 13-cv-04843-JD (Sept 19, 2014), the…
  • Sep 24

    PTAB Invalidates Business Method Claims in CBM Review

    PTAB Invalidates Business Method Claims in CBM Review
    Inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review proceedings conducted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office are emerging as a potent tool for invalidating patents. Under the Covered…
Rank this Week: 782

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • Sep 29

    Exemplar Companies 2013 Benefit Report

    Exemplar Companies 2013 Benefit Report
    You know how sometimes you think you’ll never ever finish something? Well, this was one of those things. And now, it is done. Enjoy and please, please, please, provide feedback (besides “what took you so long?)! Please click here…
  • Apr 24

    Gun Control hits the USPTO

    Gun Control hits the USPTO
    As the heated (pun fully intended) public debate about gun control continues, I thought it would be fun to examine trademark applications for the term GUN CONTROL. I expected to find a roughly equal mix of applications filed by gun control…
  • Apr 20

    Denver and the USPTO abuzz with 420

    Denver and the USPTO abuzz with 420
    According to NewYork.Newsday.com and the WashingtonTimes.com, today — April 20th — is a counter-culture /cannabis-culture holiday referred (or should I say reefered?) to as “four-twenty.”…
Rank this Week: 4041

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    FAA' s Provides Guidance on Commercial Use of UAV

    FAA' s Provides Guidance on Commercial Use of UAV
    Recently, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted several film and television production companies the right to use UAVs for filming. The FAA’s permission for such use is an exemption to the general prohibition in the U.S. on…
  • Sep 21

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (September 19, 2014)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (September 19, 2014)
    PrivacyHOW THE NAPA EARTHQUAKE AFFECTED BAY AREA SLEEPERS  (Jawbone)PUBLIC VS. NONPUBLIC DATA: THE BENEFITS OF ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS  (Stanford Law Journal)Apple Watch Privacy Questioned by Connecticut AG Jepsen …
  • Sep 21

    What is Spatial Law and Why is it Important?

    What is Spatial Law and Why is it Important?
    Last week (September 18, 2014) I had the opportunity to speak at the Yale University Information Society Project (ISP) "Ideas" Lunch.  A copy of my presentation, "What is Spatial Law and Why is it Important" can be found here.  
Rank this Week: 4532

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
Rank this Week: 171

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 29

    Broadcasters: Meet the New E-Filing System

    Broadcasters: Meet the New E-Filing System
    Same as the old e-filing system? Maybe not. All broadcast forms will be reduced to a single form – plus schedules, of course. The Media Bureau has announced the partial debut of the “Licensing and Management System”…
  • Sep 29

    Petitioner Wants FCC to Ref "Redskins" Debate

    Petitioner Wants FCC to Ref "Redskins" Debate
    Petition against a broadcast license renewal cites offensive nature of “Redskins” name as basis for denial. Should the FCC really be involved with this? For years there’s been a steady drumbeat for the owners of the…
  • Sep 29

    The Form of Things to Come: Media Bureau Previews Relocation Fund Reimbursement Proce

    The Form of Things to Come: Media Bureau Previews Relocation Fund Reimbursement Proce
    Comments sought on new Reimbursement Form and related instructions to be used by TV/MVPD’s for post-Incentive Auction claims The Media Bureau has given the television industry a sobering glimpse of what life will be like immediately…
Rank this Week: 1885

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 683

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/
  • Sep 29

    Can a Website Be Held Civilly Liable for Rape?

    Can a Website Be Held Civilly Liable for Rape?
    By Nicholas Ulrich Recently, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals faced that question—can a website be held civilly liable for rape—in Jane Doe No. 14 v. Internet Brands, Inc. Its decision was not the resounding “no”…
  • Sep 24

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Summer 2014 Issue

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Summer 2014 Issue
    The Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts (LTA Journal) has published its Summer 2014 Issue. The LTA Journal publishes concise legal analysis aimed at practicing attorneys on a quarterly basis. Former Articles Editor Misa K.…
  • Sep 22

    It’s Strictly Business: Yelp Allowed to Manipulate Reviews to Push Service

    It’s Strictly Business: Yelp Allowed to Manipulate Reviews to Push Service
    By Alex Boguniewicz Sticks and stones may break bones, but a bad review will surely generate a lawsuit. At least that seems to be the case with Yelp, which can breathe a sigh of relief after the latest litigation regarding its reviews. We…
Rank this Week: 4167

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case
    In UMG Escape Media, the Court has granted summary judgment finding the individual defendants to be liable for copyright infringement. September 29, 2014, decision granting summary judgment against individual defendants Ray Beckerman, P.C.
  • Sep 29

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, the Judge has denied individual defendant Michael Robertson's motion for a new trial, but reduced the punitive damages award on the state law claims for pre-1972 recordings. September 29, 2014, Decision,…
  • Jun 13

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust
    In Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, the US Court of Appeals has ruled that scanning whole books for research purposes is fair use. In HathiTrust, a group of universities took digital scans prepared by Google and stored them in a "digital…
Rank this Week: 523

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 29

    You're Going As WHO?

    You're Going As WHO?
    This is a point of personal privilege, but I thought some readers might get a kick out of it. For several days now, our oldest, Grayson, who is a sophomore at Loyola in Shreveport has been trying to figure out...
  • Sep 26

    Alex Schell Place, Plano, Texa

    Alex Schell Place, Plano, Texa
    I had someone point out to me recently that the city of Plano recently renamed a street Alex Schell Place in honor of Eastern District Judge Richard Schell's late father, who was the longest appointed official in Plano's history, serving...
  • Sep 26

    Basic Bookkeeping and Accounting for Lawyers - Antony Ng

    Basic Bookkeeping and Accounting for Lawyers - Antony Ng
    While some attorneys have accounting or business backgrounds that provide them with the basic tools for understanding the bookkeeping and accounting processes, either for their own firm or for their client's business, many do not. For the…
Rank this Week: 249

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Sep 29

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Special Eps 2 – No Mana

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Special Eps 2 – No Mana
    Marvel and Jack Kirby settle copyright termination case, SiriusXM loses key battle over pre-1972 sound recordings and Kim Dotcom loses big in elections.
  • Sep 29

    3 Count: Going Gaga

    3 Count: Going Gaga
    Universal seeks summary judgment against Grooveshark, Lady Gaga goes after songerwriter who sued her and parody comes to the UK and EU.
  • Sep 26

    3 Count: Super Settlement

    3 Count: Super Settlement
    Marvel and Jack Kirby estate settle their copyright termination case, Lionsgate hopes to track down Expendables leaker and Google/News Corp trade barbs.
Rank this Week: 650

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

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

    FTC Warns Advertisers to Check the Fine Print in “Operation Full Disclosure”; Shot Across the Bow Could Signal Law Enforcement Actions to Come

    FTC Warns Advertisers to Check the Fine Print in “Operation Full Disclosure”; Shot Across the Bow Could Signal Law Enforcement Actions to Come
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced this week that it sent warning letters to more than 60 national advertisers regarding the inadequacy of disclosures in their television and print ads. The letters are part of an initiative named…
  • Sep 29

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Hooray for Hollywood. According to a new study by KPMG, television and movie viewers have never had it better. A report by the consulting company found that the overwhelming majority of well-known movies and television shows are available…
  • Sep 26

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Status check.  In the recently released Corporate Directors Survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers, 41% of corporate board members reported that their companies monitor social media for adverse publicity.  That’s up from 32% in…
Rank this Week: 1109

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • Sep 29

    Breaking: This morning, Judge Paule of the…

    Breaking: This morning, Judge Paule of the Southern District of New York issued an opinion granting in part and denying in part the defendant’s motion for judgment as a matter of law in Capitol Records v MP3Tunes, in which the jury had…
  • Sep 19

    Shades of Gray Takes the Ice Bucket ChallengeOr, How Copyright Lawyers Do It

    Shades of Gray Takes the Ice Bucket ChallengeOr, How Copyright Lawyers Do It
    Today, Shades of Gray took the Ice Bucket Challenge in true copyright lawyer fashion – with a sprinkling of copyright (and comments from the Harvey Siskind peanut gallery).  Happy Friday! The post Shades of Gray Takes the Ice…
  • Sep 15

    The Seventh Circuit Is Not ImpressedTransformativeness? Whatev

    The Seventh Circuit Is Not ImpressedTransformativeness? Whatev
    The Seventh Circuit is not impressed with the transformative use doctrine (cue graphics of Judge Easterbrook wearing a McKayla Maroney frown).  The court just issued an opinion giving the back of its hand to transformativeness,…
Rank this Week: 3486

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Sep 29

    Jon Gworek Leads Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee at ABA Business Law Annual Meeting

    Jon Gworek Leads Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee at ABA Business Law Annual Meeting
    The Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association met September 11-13th at this year’s annual meeting held in Chicago. As chair of the PEVC Committee, MBBP Partner Jon…
  • Sep 18

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?
    By: Michael J. Cavaretta Often, in transactions between customers and vendors, each party has its own “boilerplate” terms and conditions that it wants to use, which of course are often quite different than the other party’s…
  • Sep 18

    BBK Worldwide raises $3M, eyes acquisition

    BBK Worldwide raises $3M, eyes acquisition
    MBBP client BBK Worldwide has raised $3 million from a private, undisclosed investor and its two founders. The consultancy specializes in patient recruitment for the clinical R&D segments of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and…
Rank this Week: 1391

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 29

    Texas Rules Anti-Upskirting Law Unconstitutional

    Texas Rules Anti-Upskirting Law Unconstitutional
    Here we go again with another attempt at defining photography as a mere technological process. State prosecutor, “Photography is essentially nothing more than making a chemical or electronic record of an arrangement of refracted…
  • Sep 29

    ‘If somebody’s going to profit from this art, copyright may be just the tool for ensuring that that somebody is the artists themselves.’

    ‘If somebody’s going to profit from this art, copyright may be just the tool for ensuring that that somebody is the artists themselves.’
    On the heels of my blog entry on why copyright, applied properly, benefits visual artists, there’s this article in The Atlantic on graffiti artists leveraging their copyrights against large commercial corporations who appropriate their…
  • Sep 29

    Fair Use for the Rich and Fabulous, Part Deux

    Fair Use for the Rich and Fabulous, Part Deux
    Just yesterday I was discussing my recent law review article (co-authored with curator and art historian, Lauren van Haaften-Schick) at PS1′s New York Art Book Fair. Van Haaften-Schick and I were asked by Eva Weinmayr and Andrea…
Rank this Week: 26

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 1259

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: 2344

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2575

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: 128

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Sep 29

    What To Do If You Get a Demand Letter

    What To Do If You Get a Demand Letter
    What is a demand letter? Am I legally obligated to respond? A demand letter is correspondence that states that you are potentially infringing the claims of a patent and requesting that you pay for a license to use the patented invention. You…
  • Sep 26

    Patenting Your Invention

    Patenting Your Invention
    What can be patented? Utility patents are available for a new, nonobvious and useful: • Process, • Machine, • Article of manufacture, • Composition of matter, or • Improvement of any of the above Patent…
  • Sep 25

    About Patent

    About Patent
    What is a patent?A patent is an intellectual property right granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") that gives a patent owner the right "to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention…
Rank this Week: 557

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Sep 29

    Digital Innovation Puts Us All In the Software Busine

    Digital Innovation Puts Us All In the Software Busine
    No matter what else you may do, if you rely on digital technology – and who doesn’t - then you are in the software business too. And this carries implications for your business as it grows today -- and in how this software gets…
  • Sep 20

    Alibaba IPO Solidifies US / China Tech Duopoly

    Alibaba IPO Solidifies US / China Tech Duopoly
    The world's second most valuable Internet firm made its market debut yesterday. The ten most valuable tech companies are now close to evenly split between the US and China, setting up a possible duopoly between the business ecosystems in the…
  • Sep 7

    Ads by Enterprise, Comcast and MBTA show disregard for customer

    Ads by Enterprise, Comcast and MBTA show disregard for customer
    Advertising is a merging of customer experience, public relations, and art. But rather than ennobling clients, these brands have ads that suggest their clients are perhaps a bit lacking. Our clients are sub-standard, so is our reward…
Rank this Week: 4473