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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
  • Feb 12

    IgniteOKC Happy Hour February 18th!

    IgniteOKC Happy Hour February 18th!
    Join the IgniteOKC Leadership Crew in kicking off its 9th season on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. at Anthem Brewery (908 SW 4th St.) for primo beer and food truck nibbles from The Saucee Sicilian. …
  • Feb 12

    Fed Cir Says PTAB Can Consider Less Than All Challenged Patent Claims in IPR

    Fed Cir Says PTAB Can Consider Less Than All Challenged Patent Claims in IPR
    This week, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reinforced the PTAB’s interpretation that the AIA gives it authority to institute proceedings using the claim-by-claim approach. …
  • Feb 4

    N.D. of California finds Prosecution Estoppel Based on IPR

    N.D. of California finds Prosecution Estoppel Based on IPR
    In a recent decision, the Northern District of California decided that a patent owner’s submissions in an inter partes review constituted a prosecution disclaimer for claim construction purposes. …
Rank this Week: 487

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Feb 12

    The Issue of Harm in Lawsuits on Retail Price-Comparison Advertising: Massachusetts Cases to Note

    The Issue of Harm in Lawsuits on Retail Price-Comparison Advertising: Massachusetts Cases to Note
    While the swell of class-action lawsuits based on retail price-advertising practices continues to build daily (particularly in California), retailers should note an interesting development from last week in a case out of Massachusetts. In…
  • Feb 2

    The New “EU-US Privacy Shield”

    The New “EU-US Privacy Shield”
    Since the European Court of Justice invalidated the fifteen-year-old EU-US “Safe Harbor Privacy Framework” last October, thousands of US companies have been awaiting the results of negotiations between the US government and the…
  • Jan 28

    Businesses Take Heed: FTC’s Recent Report, Conference Signal Big Data’s the Big Deal in 2016

    Businesses Take Heed: FTC’s Recent Report, Conference Signal Big Data’s the Big Deal in 2016
    FTC Kicks Off New Year with New Report on Growing Use of Big Data Analytics Across All Industries Without so much as a week of 2016 having lapsed, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) released a new…
Rank this Week: 3791

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Lengthy en banc CAFC Lexmark decision maintains status quo on patent exhaustion

    Lengthy en banc CAFC Lexmark decision maintains status quo on patent exhaustion
    The beginning of the en banc opinion reads:Congress has declared: “Except as otherwise providedin [the Patent Act], whoever without authority makes,uses, offers to sell, or sells any patented invention, withinthe United States or…
  • Feb 11

    CAFC tackles IPR amendments in Nike v. Adida

    CAFC tackles IPR amendments in Nike v. Adida
    The outcome:This appeal arises from the inter partes review (IPR) of U.S. Patent No. 7,347,011 (the ’011 patent) owned by Nike, Inc. (Nike). The United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) granted…
  • Feb 11

    Should Bank of America be giving lectures to USPTO employees?

    Should Bank of America be giving lectures to USPTO employees?
    IPBiz got a chuckle from the Bloomberg post titled --Wall Street Is Trying to Beat Silicon Valley at Its Own Game--, which included the textIn January dozens of government patent examiners gathered in a suburban Washington lecture hall to…
Rank this Week: 54

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/
  • Feb 12

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 2/12/16

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 2/12/16
    Amazon adjusts its TOS to account for a zombie apocalypse; Apple and Facebook ponder different roads for VR and its devices; the BBC will scan your face to see how you feel about what you’re viewing; and more … The Drone Racing…
  • Feb 11

    Managing the Cybersecurity Risks of the Medical Internet of Thing

    Managing the Cybersecurity Risks of the Medical Internet of Thing
    The cybersecurity ramifications of the Internet of Things (IoT) are perhaps nowhere more crucial—potentially a matter of life and death, in fact—than in the realm of medical devices. Until recent times, a potential hack of the…
  • Feb 8

    The Value of Terms Limits: YouTube’s Broadly Defined TOS Does the Trick

    The Value of Terms Limits: YouTube’s Broadly Defined TOS Does the Trick
    Frequent readers of our blog will recall that in prior posts on companies such as Uber, Ashley Madison and Twitter, we have stressed the importance of having a robust terms of service (TOS) agreement. In many instances, TOS, if adeptly…
Rank this Week: 500

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Feb 12

    Getting Patent Declarations Signed

    Getting Patent Declarations Signed
    A patent declaration must be signed at some point in the application process, but not necessarily with filing.
  • Jan 28

    Trademarks in Patent Claim

    Trademarks in Patent Claim
    A trademark can be used in a patent claim, but it is not usually recommended.
  • Dec 30

    Patent Office Power Outage Shutdown

    Patent Office Power Outage Shutdown
    The Patent Office suffered a catastrophic power shutdown the week of Christmas 2015.
Rank this Week: 1043

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/
  • Feb 12

    Technovation Challenge: mujeres en tecnología

    Technovation Challenge: mujeres en tecnología
    AUTOR: Montserrat Muñoz   FUENTE:  Agencia Informativa CONACYT   Guadalajara, Jalisco. 10 de febrero de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Desde su incursión en México, la competencia Technovation…
  • Feb 11

    ¿Cómo será la alimentación en el futuro?

    ¿Cómo será la alimentación en el futuro?
    AUTOR: Felipe Sánchez FUENTE:  Agencia Informativa CONACYT   Saltillo, Coahuila. 9 de febrero de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Actualmente, la ciencia y tecnología en alimentos tiende a generar innovaciones…
  • Feb 11

    Norma Orozco, una mente emprendedora en constante movimiento

    Norma Orozco, una mente emprendedora en constante movimiento
    AUTOR: YURELI CACCHO FUENTE:  Agencia Informativa CONACYT   México, DF. 9 de febrero de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- La ingeniera en alimentos Norma Estela Orozco Sánchez, actual directora general…
Rank this Week: 180

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Feb 12

    HTML Code Receives Copyright Protection

    HTML Code Receives Copyright Protection
    HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the standard markup language that is used to create web pages. In a recent decision, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California determined that HTML code may receive copyright…
  • Feb 1

    Yes, a Stranger Can Cancel Your LLC!

    Yes, a Stranger Can Cancel Your LLC!
    This post discusses how (amazingly!) an unauthorized stranger can cancel your LLC (limited liability company) or corporation. It is based on a Quora question that I answered. See What prevents someone from filing a restated certificate of…
  • Jan 13

    What is a DMCA Counter Notification?

    What is a DMCA Counter Notification?
    In Terms of Use and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), I discussed DMCA provisions pertaining to takedown notices. This post discusses how an online service provider should respond to a takedown notice and the role of the counter…
Rank this Week: 4163

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Rules of Engagement for Valentine's Day

    Rules of Engagement for Valentine's Day
    I talked about the rules of engagement for Valentine's Day in this YouTube video from Georgetown.The Note on which this is based can be found here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Feb 10

    Reading list: Feminist values in the Archive of Our Own

    Reading list: Feminist values in the Archive of Our Own
    Casey Fiesler et al. have written An Archive of Their Own: A Case Study of Feminist HCI and Values in Design (CHI 2016), a paper about feminist principles and human-computer interaction in the Archive of Our Own.  As a noncommercial…
  • Feb 8

    From tarnished financial brand to ashy whiskey?

    From tarnished financial brand to ashy whiskey?
    This story about Lehman Brothers whiskey is ... well, it is what it is.  I'm not sure I've seen a similar use of an abandoned mark before.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 551

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 323

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/
  • Feb 12

    Presidential Mark

    Presidential Mark
    President’s Day is around the corner. It is observed for only 24 hours. But those who aspire to the oval office demand our attention every day until November 9, 2016. So let’s take a look at the marks they are using to communicate…
  • Feb 8

    A Humbling Experience: Helping Friends with Trademark

    A Humbling Experience: Helping Friends with Trademark
    One of the things I love about my job is having the opportunity to help my friends with their legal needs. My dear friend Suzanne Burns had the dream of opening her own yoga studio, and she made that dream a reality last month. She…
  • Jan 14

    Trademarks for Your Body Part

    Trademarks for Your Body Part
    Does your look define you?  Is your style or physical appearance your personal trademark?  Trademarks, by definition, can be anything that serves to identify the source of goods or services.  Most trademarks are words or…
Rank this Week: 1955

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Feb 12

    En banc Federal Circuit affirms Mallinkrodt, notwithstanding Quanta

    En banc Federal Circuit affirms Mallinkrodt, notwithstanding Quanta
    By Jason Rantanen Lexmark International, Inc. v. Impression Products (Fed. Cir. 2016) (en banc) Download Opinion Majority opinion authored by Judge Taranto, with Judge Dyk dissenting (joined by Judge Hughes)  This morning the Federal…
  • Feb 12

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain
    Gene Quinn: Free Drugs: Bernie Sanders And The End Of Drug Patent Exclusivity Joseph Herndon: Driessen v. Sony Music Entertainment Ashby Jones: Patent Litigation Up In 2015, Despite Efforts To Rein It In Jacob Kleinman: Apple Sued Over 3D…
  • Feb 11

    Strategic Decision Making in Dual PTAB and District Court Proceeding

    Strategic Decision Making in Dual PTAB and District Court Proceeding
    By Jason Rantanen Saurabh Vishnubhakat (Texas A&M), Arti Rai (Duke) and Jay Kesan (Illinois) recently released a draft of their empirical study of Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, Strategic Decision Making in Dual PTAB and…
Rank this Week: 110

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Feb 12

    How Secure Are Your Text Messages?

    How Secure Are Your Text Messages?
    Over 6 billion text messages are sent in the U.S. every single day. That’s 6,000,000,000. Ninety-seven percent of Americans send at least one text message per day. The average Millennial exchanges 67 texts per day. Text messaging is…
  • Nov 12

    Don’t Become a Statistic: Fight Copyright Trolls Now

    Don’t Become a Statistic: Fight Copyright Trolls Now
    Copyright trolls like Malibu Media, Voltage Pictures, Dallas Buyers Club, TCYK, and Manny Film LLC now account for over 40% of all copyright infringement lawsuits in the United States. Over the last half decade, these and other vexatious…
  • Aug 14

    NJ Supreme Court Limits Eligibility for Expungement

    NJ Supreme Court Limits Eligibility for Expungement
    If you needed another reason not to break the law, here’s one: Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that expungements are no longer available for individuals with multiple convictions for a “single spree” of…
Rank this Week: 824

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Feb 12

    Does Kendall Jenner Have a Laser Sharp Right to Publicity Claim?

    Does Kendall Jenner Have a Laser Sharp Right to Publicity Claim?
    On February 10, 2016, Kendall Jenner and Kendall Jenner, Inc., filed a right of publicity and trademark infringement suit in the Central District of California against Cutera, a provider of laser dermatological treatments. The case is Kendall…
  • Feb 11

    Hoops, Tattoos, and Video Game

    Hoops, Tattoos, and Video Game
    Football season ended in the U.S. last Sunday with the Super Bowl (Denver won), and baseball season (alas!) has not started yet. Basketball season is in full bloom (go Knicks!), but will end in the Spring. But basketball fans may assuage…
  • Feb 3

    The Higher Regional Court in Munich decides that licensing duties lie with the uploaders, not YouTube

    The Higher Regional Court in Munich decides that licensing duties lie with the uploaders, not YouTube
    The Higher Regional Court Munich (OLG) decided yesterday that YouTube and its service cannot be called to account for any copyright infringements. Instead, the judges found that the sole responsibility lies with individual…
Rank this Week: 2924

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: 118

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Feb 12

    Cardiff Kook Surfer Statue is Center of Copyright Lawsuit

    Cardiff Kook Surfer Statue is Center of Copyright Lawsuit
    IPNews® - Cardiff 101 Main Street, a non-profit representing a San Diego beach community, is suing the Cardiff Kook Run over its use of a copyrighted surfer statue image.  The surfer statute has become a favorite of pranksters who…
  • Feb 5

    LeBron and Kobe Tattoos Lead to Copyright Lawsuit over NBA 2K16 Videogame

    LeBron and Kobe Tattoos Lead to Copyright Lawsuit over NBA 2K16 Videogame
    IPNews® - The question over whether tattoos can be copyrighted is the heart of a lawsuit against Take-Two Software, the creators of the videogame NBA 2K16. Solid Oak Sketches claims copyright ownership over tattoos on NBA players, and…
  • Jan 26

    Chargers File for Los Angeles Chargers Trademark

    Chargers File for Los Angeles Chargers Trademark
    IPNews® - The San Diego Chargers have applied for the Los Angeles Charges trademark.  The team remains the San Diego Chargers for now, but the Rams and Chargers are currently in negotiations that would move the Chargers to Los…
Rank this Week: 3837

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/
  • Feb 12

    Internet Tax is Now Permanently Banned

    Internet Tax is Now Permanently Banned
    In 1998, Representative Christopher Cox and Senator Ron Wyden authored the Internet Tax Freedom Act (“the Act”). The purpose of the Act was to promote the commercial, educational, and informational potential of the Internet,…
  • Feb 12

    No Strings Attached: Indian Regulatory Authority Declares Free, Facebook- Sponsored Mobile Internet a Violation of Net Neutrality Principle

    No Strings Attached: Indian Regulatory Authority Declares Free, Facebook- Sponsored Mobile Internet a Violation of Net Neutrality Principle
    On Monday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) enacted a formal regulation prohibiting the imposition of discriminatory tariffs by data service providers.   Although the regulations apply to all Indian telecom service…
  • Feb 12

    Is Technology Stealing Your Job as a Young Lawyer?

    Is Technology Stealing Your Job as a Young Lawyer?
    At the most recent meeting of the ABA’s House of Delegates several interesting proposals were discussed, including a resolution urging the United States to record its oral arguments and to make the videotapes available to the public.…
Rank this Week: 929

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: 175

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
Rank this Week: 3854

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 336

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/
  • Feb 12

    Importer Information: ACE Transition Delayed; Updated Timeline

    Importer Information: ACE Transition Delayed; Updated Timeline
    This alert brings you recent developments affecting importers at US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The developments affect how importer information is filed with CBP.   You will be impacted if you electronically submit entry or…
  • Jan 29

    CFPB: Get Proper Consent for Recurring Debit Transactions, or Else!

    CFPB: Get Proper Consent for Recurring Debit Transactions, or Else!
    As 2016 gets underway, companies should be mindful that regulators are paying close attention to automatic recurring debit transactions. If reviewing your recurring debit transaction consent procedures was not already one of your New…
  • Jan 27

    Arent Fox Wins Lawsuit Protecting Diesel From Websites Selling Counterfeit Product

    Arent Fox Wins Lawsuit Protecting Diesel From Websites Selling Counterfeit Product
    Washington, DC — Earlier this month, Arent Fox LLP secured a victory for Diesel S.p.A. after a federal court granted default judgement in a lawsuit the Italian clothing company filed against nine John Doe defendants operating 83…
Rank this Week: 2685

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: 1259

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
  • Feb 12

    Federal Circuit Reiterates High Standard for Prosecution History Disclaimer

    Federal Circuit Reiterates High Standard for Prosecution History Disclaimer
    In a January 29, 2016 decision, the Federal Circuit vacated a jury judgment of non-infringement and ordered the District of Delaware to conduct a new trial where construction of a claim term based on prosecution history disclaimer was found…
  • Feb 12

    CAFC Dismisses Inter Partes Reexamination Appeal By a Party Who was Not Initial Requester

    CAFC Dismisses Inter Partes Reexamination Appeal By a Party Who was Not Initial Requester
    Waters argued that Agilent could not appeal, because Aurora was the third-party requester of the reexamination, not Agilent. The Court held that the relevant question was whether Agilent was a member of a class of litigants that may enforce…
  • Feb 12

    Aaron Cooper Joins BSA | The Software Alliance as VP, Strategic Policy Initiative

    Aaron Cooper Joins BSA | The Software Alliance as VP, Strategic Policy Initiative
    The Software Alliance recently announced Aaron Cooper will join BSA on February 22nd as Vice President, Strategic Policy Initiatives. In this central role, Cooper will lead BSA’s policy priorities and strategy. Prior to joining BSA,…
Rank this Week: 968

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/
  • Feb 12

    Federal Circuit Reiterates High Standard for Prosecution History Disclaimer

    Federal Circuit Reiterates High Standard for Prosecution History Disclaimer
    In a January 29, 2016 decision, the Federal Circuit vacated a jury judgment of non-infringement and ordered the District of Delaware to conduct a new trial where construction of a claim term based on prosecution history disclaimer was found…
  • Feb 12

    CAFC Dismisses Inter Partes Reexamination Appeal By a Party Who was Not Initial Requester

    CAFC Dismisses Inter Partes Reexamination Appeal By a Party Who was Not Initial Requester
    Waters argued that Agilent could not appeal, because Aurora was the third-party requester of the reexamination, not Agilent. The Court held that the relevant question was whether Agilent was a member of a class of litigants that may enforce…
  • Feb 12

    Aaron Cooper Joins BSA | The Software Alliance as VP, Strategic Policy Initiative

    Aaron Cooper Joins BSA | The Software Alliance as VP, Strategic Policy Initiative
    The Software Alliance recently announced Aaron Cooper will join BSA on February 22nd as Vice President, Strategic Policy Initiatives. In this central role, Cooper will lead BSA’s policy priorities and strategy. Prior to joining BSA,…
Rank this Week: 1338

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    TTAB Test: Which One of these Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which One of these Three Section 2(d) Refusals Was Reversed?
    I once heard a TTAB judge say that the outcome of most Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion cases can be predicted just by looking at the marks and the identified goods/services, without more. Well, try your luck on these three appeals. Which…
  • Feb 11

    Precedential No. 41: TTAB Refuses Reconsideration of its Denial of Rule 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismi

    Precedential No. 41: TTAB Refuses Reconsideration of its Denial of Rule 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismi
    Once in a great while, a precedential interlocutory ruling of the TTAB slips through the TTABlog crack. Here's one from December 2015 (although I can't understand why it earned the precedential label). The Board had denied (here) Respondent…
  • Feb 9

    IP Cases on Supreme Court Docket: October 2015 Term

    IP Cases on Supreme Court Docket: October 2015 Term
    Wolters Kluwer, in its IP Today newsletter, provided a chart here listing the current "U.S. Supreme Court Docket, October 2015 Term — Intellectual Property Cases," with links to the docket sheet, the lower court ruling, and many of the…
Rank this Week: 248

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Feb 12

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/12/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/12/16
    SAG-AFTRA Applauds WIPO Beijing Treaty On Performers’ Rights — This week, the White House transmitted the WIPO Beijing Treaty on Performers’ Rights to the Senate for advice and consent. The treaty, concluded four years…
  • Feb 5

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/05/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/05/16
    Copyright Works: Professional Authors Tell It as It Is — Read the personal experiences of authors from South Africa, Sudan, Panama, Canada, Australia, Malawi, and India in this booklet from the International Authors Forum. Sorry…
  • Jan 29

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/29/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/29/16
    White Paper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages — The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force, led by the USPTO and NTIA, released its anticipated White Paper on copyright policy yesterday, highlighting a…
Rank this Week: 1044

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Revised PACE programme from 1 January 2016

    Revised PACE programme from 1 January 2016
    The programme for accelerated prosecution of European Patent Applications (PACE) allows applicants to request that the European Patent Office (EPO) processes their application rapidly. The request must be filed in writing, but will be…
  • Feb 9

    Changes to the European Trademark system

    Changes to the European Trademark system
    Classification reform – Article 28 (8) As we mentioned in our blog on 18 January 2016, a new regulation on the European Trademark (EUTMR) will enter into force on 23 March 2016. One of the changes concerns the scope of protection of a…
  • Feb 8

    OEM activities in China do not amount to trademark infringement

    OEM activities in China do not amount to trademark infringement
    The PRC Supreme People’s Court has decided that OEM activities in China do not amount to trademark infringement (however, this does not seem to be the final word on the issue) A foreign brand owner has registered its mark in a foreign…
Rank this Week: 1365

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    A Fine Mess: YouTube’s Reaction to REACT

    A Fine Mess: YouTube’s Reaction to REACT
    In the world of YouTube, subscriber count is king. With over 14 million subscribers, the Fine Brothers seemed at the forefront of new media. But earlier this month, the Internet’s collective scorn for a trademark…
  • Feb 11

    Carlos Santana is Everywhere

    Carlos Santana is Everywhere
    Seeing Carlos Santana this weekend while watching the Super Bowl with friends reminded me about the recently filed copyright infringement suit against BuzzFeed. You might be thinking, “that was Chris Martin of Coldplay, not Carlos…
  • Feb 10

    A Meaningful Shift in Super Bowl Ad

    A Meaningful Shift in Super Bowl Ad
    The Super Bowl ads this year were much like the game itself – maybe one remarkable catch, a few fumbles, and heavy on defense.  Some even deserved a penalty flag – like the one for toe fungus and the revolting…
Rank this Week: 203

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Why it may not be possible to provide a comprehensive explanation of trademark

    Why it may not be possible to provide a comprehensive explanation of trademark
    Fellow Kat Eleonora asked in her post of yesterday-- “Is trademark law difficult?”, focusing on the complexity of the trademark registration process. A similar question recently occurred to this Kat, but from a different…
  • Feb 11

    Life of a national/EU trade mark ... in a map

    Life of a national/EU trade mark ... in a map
    Is trade mark law difficult? Usually, the response that one gets (with a serious/defeated tone) when asking this question is: "Yes because of the Court of Justice of the European Union that has added all those trade mark functions".But…
  • Feb 11

    Thursday Thingie

    Thursday Thingie
    The cat as patent star--It is rare that the IPKat and its ilk find themselves part of a patent appeal. For that reason, the IPKat thanks Kat friend Sam Adams of Müller-Boré & Partner for bringing to our attention paragraph 18…
Rank this Week: 90

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/
  • Feb 12

    Update: Revised Broadcast Contest Rules Now In Effect

    Update: Revised Broadcast Contest Rules Now In Effect
    It’s official! Last fall’s overhaul of the rules governing licensee-conducted broadcast contests has finally become effective. According to a notice in the Federal Register, our friends at the Office of Management and Budget gave…
  • Feb 11

    FCC Announces Millimeter Wave Workshop

    FCC Announces Millimeter Wave Workshop
    We’ve written about the great potential for putting the millimeter wave band to use through emerging technologies currently in active development. If you didn’t believe us, maybe you’ll believe the FCC, which will be…
  • Feb 11

    Tips on Negotiating the Acquisition of a Telecommunications System

    Tips on Negotiating the Acquisition of a Telecommunications System
    When it’s time to replace your telecom system, the devil is in the details – and there are a lot of details. Virtually every business depends on its telecommunications systems – and the bigger the company, the more crucial,…
Rank this Week: 3594

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
  • Feb 12

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-11

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-11
    Copyright Protection in Canada for Artists https://t.co/UzdKg9Z5zM -> Linking to illegal content unlawful under copyright law, according to the German BGH https://t.co/jegpvZsXg6 -> Legal Research Firm Sues Over Whether State…
  • Feb 11

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-10

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-10
    Netflix border crackdown cuts off some customers, but unblocking services fight back https://t.co/7uF1LBbp9i -> Happy Birthday: Warner offers up to $14M to settle copyright dispute https://t.co/xJg8uU7sqs -> Competition Tribunal…
  • Feb 9

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-08

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-08
    SCO slapped in latest round of eternal 'Who owns UNIX?' lawsuit https://t.co/YKTwqIL3l4 -> God Can Stop Piracy, Research Finds https://t.co/OBurT4u227 -> No-show cybersquatter liable for $1.2 million | IPPro The Internet news…
Rank this Week: 2599

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/
  • Feb 12

    ‘Politics as Markets’ Goes Global

    ‘Politics as Markets’ Goes Global
    Samuel Issacharoff, Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts (2015).Rosalind DixonComparative constitutional law is a field crowded with rich and complex ideas about the role of courts and judicial review in a…
  • Feb 11

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce
    Jamal Greene, The Meming of Substantive Due Process,  31 Constitutional Commentary -- (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Cary C. FranklinIn 1980, John Hart Ely pronounced substantive due process “a contradiction in…
  • Feb 10

    The Low Road

    The Low Road
    Serena Mayeri, Marital Supremacy and the Constitution of the Nonmarital Family, 103 Calif. L. Rev. 1277 (2015).Katharine BartlettA concern about the marriage equality movement is that it has reinforced the supremacy of marriage and detracted…
Rank this Week: 540

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 12

    Colorado River Abstention Not Warranted in Patent Case

    Colorado River Abstention Not Warranted in Patent Case
    Envirogen Techs., Inc. v. Maxim Construction Corp., No. 14 C 2090, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 18, 2015) (Zagel, J.). Judge Zagel denied defendant City of Crystal Lake’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss pursuant to the Colorado…
  • Dec 18

    Court Sets Holiday Hour

    Court Sets Holiday Hour
    The Northern District and the Seventh Circuit have altered their hours of operation for the holidays.  Both courts will be closed on: December 24, 2015; December 25, 2015; and January 1, 2016 The courts will also close at 3:00 pm on…
  • Dec 16

    Seventh Circuit Practice Requires Dismissal of State Law Claims When Federal Claims are Dismissed

    Seventh Circuit Practice Requires Dismissal of State Law Claims When Federal Claims are Dismissed
    Galvin v. Ill. Republican Party, No. 14 C 10490, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 20, 2015) (Zagel, J.). Judge Zagel dismissed plaintiff’s remaining state law claims for appropriation of image, false light, defamation and civil conspiracy for…
Rank this Week: 269

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Feb 12

    Upcoming Event in Owerri: Copyright Society of Nigeria to Hold Stakeholders Forum

    Upcoming Event in Owerri: Copyright Society of Nigeria to Hold Stakeholders Forum
    On February 16, the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) will hold a Stakeholders Forum for copyright owners residing in the Southeast and Southsouth States. The Forum is scheduled to take place at the main hall... The post Upcoming Event in…
  • Feb 10

    2016 International IP Index — Nigeria Ranked 30 out of 38 Countrie

    2016 International IP Index — Nigeria Ranked 30 out of 38 Countrie
    February 11, 2016  -- Yesterday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) released its 2016 International IP Index. Nigeria's overall percentage score was 9.4 out of 30, placing the country 30th out…
  • Feb 2

    Novelist Threatens to Sue Veteran Nollywood Producer for Alleged Copyright Infringment

    Novelist Threatens to Sue Veteran Nollywood Producer for Alleged Copyright Infringment
    February 2, 2016 -- DailyTrust is reporting that Novelist Ify Asia Chiemeziem is threatening to sue Nollywood producer Reginald Ebere for the alleged unauthorized adaptation of her e-book for a film produced by him. Speaking with... The…
Rank this Week: 2479

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Feb 11

    Driessen v. Sony Music Entertainment (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Driessen v. Sony Music Entertainment (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    By Joseph Herndon -- On February 10, 2016, the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential opinion in a case captioned Driessen v. Sony Music Entertainment, Best Buy Stores, Fye, & Target Corp. addressing issues related to…
  • Feb 9

    Celltrion's Proposed REMICADE® Biosimilar Recommended for Approval

    Celltrion's Proposed REMICADE® Biosimilar Recommended for Approval
    By Andrew Williams -- Earlier today, the FDA's Arthritis Advisory Committee recommended approval of biologics license application ("BLA") 125544 submitted by Celltrion, Inc. for CT-P13, a proposed biosimilar to Janssen Biotech Inc.'s REMICADE…
  • Feb 8

    Avid Technology, Inc. v. Harmonic, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Avid Technology, Inc. v. Harmonic, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Lesson for Defendant-Appellee's: Provide Responsive Arguments on Appeal By Joseph Herndon -- On January 29, 2016, the Federal Circuit issued an Opinion in Avid Technology, Inc. v. Harmonic, Inc. in which the judgment of the District Court was…
Rank this Week: 206

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Feb 11

    CAS Digital Risk Management: Less risks, more fun!

    CAS Digital Risk Management: Less risks, more fun!
    Heute beginnt an der Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich (HWZ) der erste CAS Digital Risk Management in der Schweiz. Die HWZ beschreibt das «schweizweit einzigartige Studium» wie folgt: «Die digitale…
  • Feb 10

    Urheberrecht: «Hollywood» kritisiert die Schweiz – wieder einmal …

    Urheberrecht: «Hollywood» kritisiert die Schweiz – wieder einmal …
    Alle Jahre wieder: Die International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) übt Kritik am vorläufig noch vergleichsweise liberalen Urheberrecht in der Schweiz. Die IIPA ist eine einflussreiche Lobby-Organisation der amerikanischen…
  • Feb 5

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #135

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #135
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem zu Werbung in China, zu Creative Commons für Kulturinstitutionen und zur Position von Kanada in der weltweiten Diskussion um…
Rank this Week: 2728

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    1. An inflatable toy animal that bounces at the direction of a mounted user, the toy comprising: a means for bouncing the toy, the means comprising a rotund base, wherein at least a portion of the base is inflatable; a seat portion…
  • Feb 9

    T339/13 : rétroaction haptique avec un animal virtuel

    T339/13 : rétroaction haptique avec un animal virtuel
    La demande avait pour objet une méthode pour fournir une rétroaction haptique lors de l'interaction avec un animal de compagnie virtuel. Par rapport à D1 (voir figure ci-contre), la méthode se différencie…
  • Feb 7

    T1019/13 : admission d'arguments d'activité inventive

    T1019/13 : admission d'arguments d'activité inventive
    Lors de la procédure orale, les Opposants ont déclaré maintenir les diverses attaques d'activité inventive, à savoir celles basées sur E12 seul, E12 + E29, E30 ou E31, E12 + E2, E12 +…
Rank this Week: 2167

Duncan Bucknell

Duncan Bucknell

Cover intellectual property strategies for products and services.

http://duncanbucknell.com/
  • Feb 11

    Patents – which countries to file in?

    Patents – which countries to file in?
    List key markets in size order. Add countries where competitors will manufacture. Add other particularly important countries for logistics – eg. is there a country that everyone will have to transit through? Review and reorder the list…
  • Jan 27

    Patenting patent processe

    Patenting patent processe
    How do you protect your IP Processes?  More importantly, have you ever done a freedom to operate clearance on them? To kick off this short series of posts, here are a few insights on some of the top ‘patent process’ patent…
  • Jan 20

    Taylor Wessing’s new European patent litigation tool

    Taylor Wessing’s new European patent litigation tool
    Thanks to Taylor Wessing’s brand new Patent Map, anyone can now quickly compare European jurisdictions on key litigation factors. Those who have litigated in Europe will know that this comparison is at the heart of every strategic…
Rank this Week: 1765

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/
Rank this Week: 1757

Throughout the Universe

Throughout the Universe

Offers perspectives on law for the creative business. By Dane Johnson.

http://www.issbusinesslaw.com
  • Feb 11

    Choosing Between the Corporation and the Limited Liability Company

    Choosing Between the Corporation and the Limited Liability Company
    What is the difference between the corporation and the limited liability company? The feature that makes both business organization forms similar is probably the reason most startups and entrepreneurs organize as one or the other: Both offer…
  • Jan 25

    Why copyright registration is such a big deal

    Why copyright registration is such a big deal
    A copyright is the exclusive right to use a creative work. For creators, it’s perhaps their most important right. If you have any doubts, just look at it’s origin. The Copyright Clause at Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution,…
  • Jan 21

    What kind of business should you not just sit down and organize as a limited liability company?

    What kind of business should you not just sit down and organize as a limited liability company?
    Under Oregon law, a limited liability company (“LLC”) may “conduct . . . any lawful business or purpose which a partnership, corporation or professional corporation . . . may conduct . . . .” ORS 63.074(1). Oregon used…
Rank this Week: 2107

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
  • Feb 11

    To Annoy or Not To Annoy: That Was The Question

    To Annoy or Not To Annoy: That Was The Question
    Remembering One of the Original Constitutional Challenges to the CDA Clinton Fein is South African born artist, writer, activist & social media strategist, best known for his Torture exhibition—photographic reenactments based on the…
  • Feb 11

    California Department of Justice Agrees to Stop Skirting Open Meeting Rule

    California Department of Justice Agrees to Stop Skirting Open Meeting Rule
    The California Department of Justice (CADOJ) is ending its practice of holding meetings in ways that impede the public's ability to meaningfully participate in oversight of the state's sprawling network of police databases. The new reforms,…
  • Feb 10

    MPAA May Like Donuts, but They Shouldn’t Be the (Copyright) Police

    MPAA May Like Donuts, but They Shouldn’t Be the (Copyright) Police
    The companies and organizations that run the Internet’s domain name system shouldn’t be in the business of policing the contents of websites, or enforcing laws that can impinge on free speech. The staff of ICANN, the organization…
Rank this Week: 2975

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
  • Feb 11

    MFM fee recommendations and the license analogy method

    MFM fee recommendations and the license analogy method
    Rightholders are entitled to damages when their photographs are used by third parties who have not been granted the necessary rights of use. Under German copyright law, damages are calculated according to the so-called license analogy method.…
  • Feb 4

    On “warranty” and “Gewährleistung”

    On “warranty” and “Gewährleistung”
    When drafting and negotiating technology agreements of almost any sort between German companies and US or UK companies (or companies from other common law based countries), particularly on software, one of the various Groundhog moments that…
  • Jan 28

    Smart Cars: Industry and German authorities agree on certain aspects of data protection

    Smart Cars: Industry and German authorities agree on certain aspects of data protection
    On 26th January 2016, the conference of the German data protection authorities and German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) agreed on a joint statement (PDF, in German) concerning aspects of data protection relating to the usage of…
Rank this Week: 3593

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Feb 11

    USE CAUTION WITH SUBLICENSES IN THE GERMAN FASHION INDUSTRY

    USE CAUTION WITH SUBLICENSES IN THE GERMAN FASHION INDUSTRY
    By Dr. Annemarie Bloß and Alexa Mattfeld (Hamburg) As a consequence of the M2Trade and Take Five decisions of the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH), sublicenses continue to exist once the main license is terminated.  This has a…
  • Feb 9

    THE UK’S MODERN SLAVERY ACT 2015 – 5 STEPS TOWARD COMPLIANCE FOR THE FASHION SECTOR

    THE UK’S MODERN SLAVERY ACT 2015 – 5 STEPS TOWARD COMPLIANCE FOR THE FASHION SECTOR
    By Gurpreet Duhra (Sheffield) The enactment in the UK of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which aims to tackle the worryingly pervasive issues surrounding forced labor and human trafficking, has been welcomed and proactively backed by many large…
  • Feb 9

    Federal Supreme Court of Germany Confirms Title Protection for Smartphone-App

    Federal Supreme Court of Germany Confirms Title Protection for Smartphone-App
    By: Dr. Ulrike Grübler This post originally appeared in the IPT Germany Blog The German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) held for the first time that not only names of websites but also designations of smartphone-apps may be protected…
Rank this Week: 1537

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Feb 11

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates ELEVEN YEARS!

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates ELEVEN YEARS!
    Today is the 11th Anniversary of the Photo Attorney® blog! Thank you for your continued support!  This blog is full of helpful information for the photographer’s legal needs. With hundreds of blog entries on a variety of…
  • Feb 8

    Presentation: Rights and Restrictions of Photography

    Presentation: Rights and Restrictions of Photography
    Join Photo Attorney®, Carolyn E. Wright, for a presentation on the rights and restrictions of photography at the Carson City Library in Carson City, Nevada, at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, February. 17. Admission is free. Learn more about…
  • Feb 4

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy
    The Copyright Alliance is conducting a survey on the effectiveness of the DMCA takedown provision for online infringements.  It takes only a few minutes. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and…
Rank this Week: 4491

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Feb 11

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates ELEVEN YEARS!

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates ELEVEN YEARS!
    Today is the 11th Anniversary of the Photo Attorney® blog! Thank you for your continued support!  This blog is full of helpful information for the photographer’s legal needs. With hundreds of blog entries on a variety of…
  • Feb 8

    Presentation: Rights and Restrictions of Photography

    Presentation: Rights and Restrictions of Photography
    Join Photo Attorney®, Carolyn E. Wright, for a presentation on the rights and restrictions of photography at the Carson City Library in Carson City, Nevada, at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, February. 17. Admission is free. Learn more about…
  • Feb 4

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy
    The Copyright Alliance is conducting a survey on the effectiveness of the DMCA takedown provision for online infringements.  It takes only a few minutes. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and…
Rank this Week: 3143

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Feb 11

    Steal this book?

    Steal this book?
    Last week I was researching a copyright and fair use issue for a faculty member, and needed to see a copy of a book held by Duke’s Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library.  As I explained the issue and what material I wanted to…
  • Jan 29

    Should you #DeleteAcademiaEdu?

    Should you #DeleteAcademiaEdu?
    [ Note: Many readers of this blog have probably heard by now that Kevin Smith, who has been the primary author here, will soon be leaving Duke to be the Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas. We do intend to keep the blog going, and…
  • Jan 6

    Copyright MOOCs, new and refreshed

    Copyright MOOCs, new and refreshed
    When my colleagues Anne Gilliland and Lisa Macklin and I released our first Coursera MOOC about copyright, called Copyright for Educators and Librarians, we were very pleased with the reaction.  Although our enrollment for that first…
Rank this Week: 1223