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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 123

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/
Rank this Week: 486

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 20

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline
    Do you know what upcoming FCC filing deadlines now and through early April apply to you? We do. Note our list is not comprehensive. Other proceedings may apply to you. Please do not hesitate to contact FHH if you have any…
  • Feb 17

    Second Circuit Gives Belated Valentine’s Day Gift to Music Licensees by Ruling for Sirius XM Regarding Its Use of Pre-72 Sound Recording

    Second Circuit Gives Belated Valentine’s Day Gift to Music Licensees by Ruling for Sirius XM Regarding Its Use of Pre-72 Sound Recording
    We previously told you about the Christmas gift that New York’s highest state court had given to licensees that play “oldies” recordings by finding that the owners of those recordings had no right to demand payment when the…
  • Feb 16

    Incentive Auction: Carrier Bidding Gets Specific

    Incentive Auction: Carrier Bidding Gets Specific
    FHH has been following the FCC’s broadcast incentive auction, see the latest stories here and here. Now the auction moves to the next stage — where wireless participants will bid on specific spectrum blocks. This next step, which…
Rank this Week: 3434

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    McCarthy Institute Trademark Seminar 2017

    McCarthy Institute Trademark Seminar 2017
    One of the current challenges in trademark law addressed in Seattle last week at the Amazon Corporate Conference Center, host of the 2017 McCarthy Institute and Microsoft Corporation Symposium, is an issue we have discussed quite a bit here,…
  • Feb 17

    Do I Need a Patent Prior Art Search?

    Do I Need a Patent Prior Art Search?
    This is a common question among many new inventors. To be patentable, an invention must be novel and non-obvious in view of the “prior art.” Prior art includes prior filed patents, patent applications, and other public materials.…
  • Feb 16

    Checking in on Sony’s “Lens-Style Camera” Application

    Checking in on Sony’s “Lens-Style Camera” Application
    Way back in 2015, I blogged about an interesting non-traditional configuration mark application from Sony for its QX100 “Smartphone Attachable Lens-Style Camera” with the PTO. Here we are nearly two years later, and…
Rank this Week: 323

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Feb 20

    Smart Contracts: Neither Smart nor Contracts?

    Smart Contracts: Neither Smart nor Contracts?
    Karen Levy has an interesting new article critiquing blockchain-based “smart contracts.”  The first part of her title, “Book-Smart, not Street-Smart,” sums up her point. Here’s a snippet: Though smart…
  • Feb 18

    Mitigating the Increasing Risks of an Insecure Internet of Thing

    Mitigating the Increasing Risks of an Insecure Internet of Thing
    The emergence and proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices on industrial, enterprise, and home networks brings with it unprecedented risk. The potential magnitude of this risk was made concrete in October 2016, when insecure…
  • Feb 15

    Regulation and Anti-Regulation

    Regulation and Anti-Regulation
    [Hi, Freedom to Tinker readers. I’m back at Princeton, having completed my tour of duty as Deputy U.S. CTO, so I can resume writing here. I’ll start with some posts on specific topics, like the one below. As time goes on,…
Rank this Week: 398

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Monday Miscellany

    Monday Miscellany
    The 2017 U.S. Chamber International IP Index entitled “The Roots of Innovation” is now available. The Index provides a roadmap of the IP environment of 45 countries. The results can be also consulted via the interactive tool on…
  • Feb 20

    Major changes to trademark law in Turkey: read all about it

    Major changes to trademark law in Turkey: read all about it
    The long-awaited New Turkish IP Code of Industrial Property, no. 6769, entered into force upon publication in the Official Gazette of January 10, 2017. The new Code repeals and replaces the Decree Laws on Patents and Utility Models, Trademark…
  • Feb 16

    Tartan Army scores own goal?

    Tartan Army scores own goal?
    The defenders' magazineVia Katfriend Gill Grassie (Brodies LLP) comes a trade mark story from Scotland, that tells the tale of the trade mark ‘Tartan Army, its alleged infringement, and the resulting decisionby the Court of Session. The…
Rank this Week: 89

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Feb 20

    Patently-O Reader Survey – Thank you!

    Patently-O Reader Survey – Thank you!
    A team of students from the University of Missouri School of Journalism (AdZou) is using Patently-O as their capstone project.  As part of that project, they have created the following 10-minute survey that will help provide some…
  • Feb 20

    Google v. Oracle: Fair Use of a Copyrighted API

    Google v. Oracle: Fair Use of a Copyrighted API
    by Dennis Crouch Google v. Oracle (Fed. Cir. 2017) (pending software API copyright case) In its return-trip to the Federal Circuit, the Oracle’s JAVA-Copyright case against Google appears have some chance of once again making…
  • Feb 16

    In Defense of the Federal Circuit: TC Heartland and Patent Venue

    In Defense of the Federal Circuit: TC Heartland and Patent Venue
    Guest Post by Professors Megan M. La Belle & Paul R. Gugliuzza Patent litigation is, as we all know, highly concentrated in a small number of districts.  Most notably—some might say, notoriously—the rural Eastern District…
Rank this Week: 372

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration
    This post examines the USPTO's draft Examination Guide on Incapable Informational Matter - essentially matter that is not capable of federal trademark registration because it cannot function as a trademark. The Draft Guide focused on three…
  • Nov 28

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?
    Probably not. No matter how new a formula (a.k.a. recipe) may be, if it simply comprises a combination of ingredients mixed together to form a new and unique dish, it is not likely to be copyrightable. And, once published, even if the recipe…
  • Nov 17

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?
    This is actually a trick question – the answer is, “not much”. Generally, trademarks refer to source-identifying marks used in connection with goods (products) and service marks are used for the same purpose, but in…
Rank this Week: 4865

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Feb 20

    Trends in behavioral advertising: What you need to know about cross-device tracking

    Trends in behavioral advertising: What you need to know about cross-device tracking
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a staff report (available here) on the trend to link consumers’ online behavior across multiple devices. Among other recommendations, the FTC suggests that companies not track sensitive…
  • Feb 13

    Supreme Court to consider international patent exhaustion

    Supreme Court to consider international patent exhaustion
    Four years after fully embracing international copyright exhaustion in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court has finally taken up the issue of patent exhaustion. In Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International…
  • Jan 31

    Why HIPAA Compliance Matters: How a “small” breach can yield a large fine

    Why HIPAA Compliance Matters: How a “small” breach can yield a large fine
    The new year continues as the old ended, with HIPAA enforcement actions. On Jan. 11, 2017, MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico (MAPFRE Life) entered into a Resolution Agreement with the United States Department of Health and Human…
Rank this Week: 2835

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Seen in Cambridge

    Seen in Cambridge
    Is this really a Pop Tart?http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Feb 20

    The trademark part of ASTM v. PublicResource.org

    The trademark part of ASTM v. PublicResource.org
    American Soc. for Testing & Materials v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc., No. 13-cv-1215 (D.D.C. Feb. 2, 2017)The copyrightability/fair use issues are serious and arguable here, but I’m going to focus on the trademark analysis, because…
  • Feb 17

    GM's defeat device is almost by definition fraudulent omission

    GM's defeat device is almost by definition fraudulent omission
    Counts v. General Motors, LLC, No. 16-cv-12541, 2017 WL 588457 (E.D. Mich. Feb. 14, 2017)Plaintiffs sued GM for deceptive advertising, breach of contract, and fraudulent concealment claims under the laws of thirty states based on GM’s…
Rank this Week: 148

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 20

    Will President Trump directly negotiate Medicare prescription drug pricing?

    Will President Trump directly negotiate Medicare prescription drug pricing?
    The savings impact of directly negotiated drug costs is considered negligible, but intrusion into biomedical pricing will destabilize life science commercialization... Any way you slice it, added commercialization uncertainty resulting from…
  • Feb 20

    Microsoft files IPR against Philips patent asserted against Taiwanese consumer electronics firm

    Microsoft files IPR against Philips patent asserted against Taiwanese consumer electronics firm
    Dutch tech conglomerate Koninklijke Philips NV is the owner of U.S. Patent No. 6,522,695. The Philips patent is challenged by Microsoft on behalf of several other tech giants... At the center of the proceedings is a challenge to the validity…
  • Feb 20

    Respect for IP can be Taught and Nurtured

    Respect for IP can be Taught and Nurtured
    IP rights are often viewed as barriers, not assets. No wonder respect for IP is at an all-time low, and pilfering of IP rights is widely acceptable. Our culture seems to be saying: “It’s ok to shoplift intangibles, if it’s…
Rank this Week: 5014

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 20

    The Role of “Good Prosecutors” in Advancing Access to Criminal Justice

    The Role of “Good Prosecutors” in Advancing Access to Criminal Justice
    Bruce A. Green, Access to Criminal Justice: Where Are the Prosecutors? 3 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 515 (2016).Susan FortneyJurisdictions around the world have adopted “access to justice” as an objective for regulation of the legal…
  • Feb 17

    Smart Rules for Smart Contract

    Smart Rules for Smart Contract
    Lauren Henry Scholz, Algorithmic Contracts, Stan. Tech. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Martha ErtmanMost law students are digital natives who have been using computers since grade school, while I, a baby boomer, remain an…
  • Feb 16

    Breaking News: New Form of Superior Agency Guidance Discovered Hiding in Plain Sight

    Breaking News: New Form of Superior Agency Guidance Discovered Hiding in Plain Sight
    Kevin Stack, Preambles as Guidance, 84 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1252 (2016).Michael E HerzFor decades, controversy has brewed over agency (ab)use of and (over)reliance on guidance documents. On one account, agencies turn to guidance in an end run…
Rank this Week: 501

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Putting a price on creativity- Nigerian musos insist on their right

    Putting a price on creativity- Nigerian musos insist on their right
    The African music scene is thriving and popular artists are set to share in a projected R309 million annual earning in 2019 on digital formats alone.While artists on the continent compose lyrics to feed avid consumers, watchdogs are having to…
  • Feb 16

    Celebrating 40 years, ARIPO kickstart 2017 with pair of MOU

    Celebrating 40 years, ARIPO kickstart 2017 with pair of MOU
    ARIPO signed two significant agreements in February, paving the way for better economic growth and innovation in Africa. According to the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO), Directors General Paulin Edou Edou (OAPI)…
  • Feb 14

    Where in Africa is Afro Leo?

    Where in Africa is Afro Leo?
    Bonjour fellow Africa travellers.This week, I am surrounded by nature, with huge dunes that rise sometimes 200 meters and give life to a dense and humid forest, savannah and mangrove. In these wonderful surroundings, chimpanzees, lowland…
Rank this Week: 926

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Feb 20

    Search Engines act to demote pirate result

    Search Engines act to demote pirate result
    The UK IPO has announced today that Google and Microsoft have signed an anti-piracy agreement with the creative industries, in the form of the UK record industry trade body, the BPI and the US Motion Picture Association.The government has…
  • Feb 20

    THE COPYKAT

    THE COPYKAT
    This CopyKat from David LaioGoogleVG Media, an association of publishers including Handelsblatt and Axel Springer, has brought a claim against Google in relation to the German 2013 Ancillary Copyright Law. This law was designed to compel…
  • Feb 9

    Going for Gold': 3D Scanning, 3D Printing and Mass Customisation and the Future of Intellectual Property Law

    Going for Gold': 3D Scanning, 3D Printing and Mass Customisation and the Future of Intellectual Property Law
    Another free seminar from the City University Law School - but you do need to register. 13.00  Wednesday 1st March 2017AG01College BuildingCity, University of LondonSt John StreetLondonEC1V 4PBUnited KingdomThe growth of 3D…
Rank this Week: 2722

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 1094

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    What opportunities and risks come with the new Top Level Domains (TLDs)?

    What opportunities and risks come with the new Top Level Domains (TLDs)?
    When ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) launched the new TLD Program, the purpose was to stimulate innovation and competition in the domain- and Internet industry and to give the possibility to own and run a top level…
  • Feb 17

    Broad Institute maintains patents to Gene Scissors in the US

    Broad Institute maintains patents to Gene Scissors in the US
    The CRISPR-Cas9 technology, the so called “gene scissors” which allow for targeted genome-editing, is subject to a patent dispute between two research teams lead by Jennifer Doudna at UC Berkeley and Emanuelle Charpentier then at…
  • Jan 31

    New UK intellectual property minister reaffirms UK commitment to the Unified Patent Court

    New UK intellectual property minister reaffirms UK commitment to the Unified Patent Court
    There is a new sheriff in town. Jo Jonson takes over from Baroness Neville Rolfe as UK Intellectual Property minister. He was appointed new minister on 11 January. Baroness Neville Rolfe has previously made some promising statements…
Rank this Week: 4155

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/
  • Feb 19

    Specific Personal Jurisdiction from NPE Enforcement Effort

    Specific Personal Jurisdiction from NPE Enforcement Effort
    Many people think that efforts to enforce a patent in a particular forum, without more, cannot give rise to personal jurisdiction over the patent owner in that forum.  If you so thought, you thought wrong.  In Xilinx, Inc., v. Papst…
  • Feb 16

    Website Doesn’t Create Personal Jurisdiction in Patent Case

    Website Doesn’t Create Personal Jurisdiction in Patent Case
    An Ohio court has transferred a patent case to the Eastern District of Washington after finding that the defendant’s website was insufficient to create specific personal jurisdiction.  Zen Indus., Inc. v. Hoffman Mfg., Inc., No.…
  • Feb 15

    Fitbit Survives 12(b)(6) Motion Attacking Patent-Eligibility

    Fitbit Survives 12(b)(6) Motion Attacking Patent-Eligibility
    Fitbit sued Jawbone, its rival, alleging infringement of three patents directed to preparing wearable activity trackers with client and/or server computers, whereupon Jawbone unsuccessfully brought a Rule 12 motion to dismiss alleging…
Rank this Week: 1042

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    T556/13 : recevabilité d'une requête non admise en première instance

    T556/13 : recevabilité d'une requête non admise en première instance
    Que peut faire une Chambre concernant la recevabilité d'un document ou d'une requête qui n'a pas été admis comme tardif en première instance ? Traditionnellement, la jurisprudence considère que la…
  • Feb 16

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Ingénieur Brevets H/F Sciences de la Vie / Biotechnologies La SATT GRAND EST investit dans l’Innovation issue de la recherche publique afin d’accélérer et de simplifier le transfert vers le monde de…
  • Feb 15

    T158/13 : pas de distinction claire entre thérapeutique et non-thérapeutique

    T158/13 : pas de distinction claire entre thérapeutique et non-thérapeutique
    Le brevet avait pour objet "l'utilisation d'une composition de parfum stimulante incluant 0,01% à 50% en poids d'anisaldéhyde pour libérer des personnes ou des animaux d'une affection mentale physiologique d'une…
Rank this Week: 1585

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Feb 19

    Xilinx, Inc. v. Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    Xilinx, Inc. v. Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    Personal Jurisdiction Exists Due to Warning Letters and Prior Litigations in Forum By Joseph Herndon -- Establishing personal jurisdiction in the United States over a company operating in a foreign country can be difficult. How does a U.S.…
  • Feb 19

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    February 21, 2017 - "Structuring Collaborative Agreements in Life Sciences -- Drafting Terms to Expand Product Lines, Reduce Costs and Risks, and Leverage and Protect Assets" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EST) February 22, 2017 -…
  • Feb 18

    Webinar on Using Broadest Reasonable Interpretation in Patent Prosecution

    Webinar on Using Broadest Reasonable Interpretation in Patent Prosecution
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "How to Use Broadest Reasonable Interpretation to Your Advantage in Patent Prosecution -- Establishing Scope of Claims, Avoiding Sect. 112(f), Preserving Enforceability" on March 9,…
Rank this Week: 210

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Feb 19

    Strategy to overcome patentable subject matter rejection

    Strategy to overcome patentable subject matter rejection
    Brief history of patentable subject matter rejections Ever since Alice/Mayo, a number of decisions have been rendered regarding patentable subject matter or 35 USC 101.  In other words, whether a claim in a patent or patent…
  • Feb 9

    Active inducement of infringement in physician patient relationship

    Active inducement of infringement in physician patient relationship
    Background In Eli Lilly v. Teva (Fed. Cir. 2017), the patent owner (Eli Lilly) sued Teva under a theory of active inducement of infringement.  In particular, the patent owner asserted that Teva induced others to infringe Eli…
  • Jan 19

    Broadest reasonable interpretation of claim terms cannot be illogical

    Broadest reasonable interpretation of claim terms cannot be illogical
    Basic facts In D’Agostino v. MasterCard International (Fed. Cir. 2017), the limits of what is the broadest reasonable interpretation of a claim limitation is explored.  In this case, if the interpretation is illogical based on the…
Rank this Week: 585

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

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

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Future of Libraries – Need First Sale for ebook

    Future of Libraries – Need First Sale for ebook
    How will libraries hold onto ebooks and other digital files like mp3s so that readers and scholars in the future can still read them?  The current state of affairs relies on license agreements with publishers who in turn license to…
  • Nov 16

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit
    Everyone who thought they were protected from copyright lawsuits based on user postings, read this and take action by December 1st. Don’t Lose Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection!   The post protect your site from copyright lawsuits…
  • Sep 25

    Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket filing

    Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket filing
    Justia has made the full docket of legal filings in the Happy Birthday case available for free online at https://dockets.justia.com/docket/california/cacdce/2:2013cv04460/564772 The post Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket…
Rank this Week: 1615

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Feb 19

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #152

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #152
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem zu «Fake News», zur Lust am Strafen und zu falschen Social Media-Freunden … Meinungsfreiheit: «Shutting down fake news could…
  • Feb 14

    MFM-Bildhonorare 2017: Was kosten Abmahnungen in Deutschland?

    MFM-Bildhonorare 2017: Was kosten Abmahnungen in Deutschland?
    In Deutschland gibt die Mittelstandsgemeinschaft Foto-Marketing (MFM) jeweils Anfang Jahr ihre «Bildhonorare» heraus. Es handelt sich ausdrücklich nicht um Preisempfehlungen. Die «Bildhonorare» werden aber…
  • Feb 14

    SAB-Preisempfehlungen 2017 für Abmahnungen in der Schweiz

    SAB-Preisempfehlungen 2017 für Abmahnungen in der Schweiz
    Die SAB hat ihre Preisempfehlungen aufdatiert. Bei urheberrechtlichen Abmahnungen in der Schweiz werden die «SAB-Preisempfehlungen für Bildhonorare» häufig verwendet um den geforderten Schadenersatz gemäss…
Rank this Week: 2598

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 558

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

Focuses on sharing news, information and resources about copyright and trademark law, privacy and security issues, contracts, including Terms of Use and license agreements, as well as caselaw, law suits and new legislation that could impact IP laws in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
  • Feb 19

    Thanks to a maelstrom of travel, clients’ litigations (one...

    Thanks to a maelstrom of travel, clients’ litigations (one...
    Thanks to a maelstrom of travel, clients’ litigations (one settled, others are still in progress) and a bit of illness, we’ve been relatively quiet here for the past few weeks - but cases, legislation and administrative actions…
  • Nov 12

    weavemama: Here are some tips on how to further use your voices...

    weavemama: Here are some tips on how to further use your voices...
    weavemama: Here are some tips on how to further use your voices about the election results and hopefully make a change.  There will be copyright and online privacy and net neutrality issues before congress in the next few years. Print…
  • Nov 8

    US citizens, if you are registered to vote or can register at...

    US citizens, if you are registered to vote or can register at...
    US citizens, if you are registered to vote or can register at the polls, and anyone tries to undermine your right to vote call 866-OURVOTE or the DOJ Voting Rights Hotline, 800-253-3931 And remember, if you are in line before a polling…
Rank this Week: 2270

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
Rank this Week: 2420

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Feb 18

    USAID Call for Partnerships: Scaling Investment in Off-Grid Energy Solutions in Africa

    USAID Call for Partnerships: Scaling Investment in Off-Grid Energy Solutions in Africa
    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Development Lab and Power Africa are seeking concept papers for “Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS)” focused on increasing private…
  • Feb 17

    LG Wins Major Victory in Case against Headset Counterfeiter

    LG Wins Major Victory in Case against Headset Counterfeiter
    LG Electronics MobileComm USA has been awarded more than $168 million in damages in a case against Headset Counterfeiters. The court found that the 17 defendants were liable for manufacturing, distributing, trafficking and selling…
  • Feb 14

    Watch Drive.ai’s Self-Driving Car Maneuver California Streets on a Rainy Night

    Watch Drive.ai’s Self-Driving Car Maneuver California Streets on a Rainy Night
    It’s all about self-driving cars these days! Check out a video released by Autonomous vehicle system startup, Drive.ai, showing the company’s test vehicle maneuvering its way through the streets of California. Although…
Rank this Week: 2778

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 18

    Chief Judge Stark Grants Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment of Patent Ineligibility

    Chief Judge Stark Grants Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment of Patent Ineligibility
    By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in Intellectual Ventures I LLC et al. v. Symantec Corp. et al., C.A. No. 13-440-LPS (D.Del. February 13, 2017), the Court granted Defendants’ motion for summary judgment of…
  • Feb 10

    Judge Andrews Grants in Part Teva’s Motion to Dismiss ANDA Complaint

    Judge Andrews Grants in Part Teva’s Motion to Dismiss ANDA Complaint
    By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Richard G. Andrews in Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. v. Actavis Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 14-1381-RGA (D.Del. February 8, 2017), the Court granted defendant Teva Pharmaceuticals USA,…
  • Feb 10

    District of Delaware Announces Judge Sue Robinson’s Transition to Senior Judge

    District of Delaware Announces Judge Sue Robinson’s Transition to Senior Judge
    The United States District Court for the District of Delaware announced that, effective February 3, 2017, the Honorable Sue L. Robinson, transitioned to Senior Judge.  In the announcement, the Court also set forth certain changes to…
Rank this Week: 1784

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: 880

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Feb 18

    Unified Patent Court Agreement under threat?

    Unified Patent Court Agreement under threat?
    It had to happen: the xenophobic press has noticed (courtesy of Douglas Carswell MP, the sole UKIP member in the House of Commons, who has tabled an Early Day Motion) that however hard Brexit may be it presently does not involve trashing the…
  • Jan 7

    Bulgarian radio in licensing dispute, relying on out-of-copyright music

    Bulgarian radio in licensing dispute, relying on out-of-copyright music
    Copyright spat forces Bulgaria radio to play old tunes, reports BBC News. Musicautor, the collecting society, is reported to be demanding three times as much in royalties as before - to bring it into line with other EU countries, it claims.…
  • Dec 2

    Duran Duran and reversion of copyright

    Duran Duran and reversion of copyright
    BBC News reports that the popular music combination Duran Duran have lost a claim in the High Court in which their music publishers sought to prevent them from serving notice to recover their U.S. copyright. Gloucester Place Music…
Rank this Week: 2290

Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Feb 18

    What IP Australia Does Not Tell You: If You Want a Patent, You Should Hire a Patent Attorney!

    What IP Australia Does Not Tell You: If You Want a Patent, You Should Hire a Patent Attorney!
    The next time anybody asks me what they need to do to obtain a patent for something they have invented, I shall tell them just one thing: first, find yourself a patent attorney.  Not me, obviously, since I am not currently providing…
  • Feb 15

    USPTO Board Terminates CRISPR Patent Interference

    USPTO Board Terminates CRISPR Patent Interference
    On Wednesday 15 February 2017, the US Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) handed down its much-anticipated decision in the patent interference proceedings initiated by the University of California…
  • Feb 10

    Is This The Exact Day That IP Australia Turned on ‘Business Method’ Patents?

    Is This The Exact Day That IP Australia Turned on ‘Business Method’ Patents?
    On 30 October 2008, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) handed down its en banc decision in In re Bilski, affirming the rejection of patent claims directed to a method of hedging risks in commodities trading.  I have…
Rank this Week: 2916

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
Rank this Week: 789

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 17

    Congress Must Protect Americans’ Location Privacy

    Congress Must Protect Americans’ Location Privacy
    Your smartphone, navigation system, fitness device, and more know where you are most of the time. Law enforcement should need a warrant to access the information these technologies track. Lawmakers have a chance to create warrant requirements…
  • Feb 17

    Federal Circuit Sticks By Its Bad Law on Personal Jurisdiction In Patent Case

    Federal Circuit Sticks By Its Bad Law on Personal Jurisdiction In Patent Case
    Xilinx will get to fight patent troll in home court, but many troll targets will still be dragged to distant and inconvenient forums. If a patent troll threatens your company, can you go to your nearest federal court and ask for a ruling that…
  • Feb 17

    A Step Forward in Microsoft’s Legal Battle for Transparency about Government Data Request

    A Step Forward in Microsoft’s Legal Battle for Transparency about Government Data Request
    Last week, a federal court in Seattle issued a ruling in Microsoft’s ongoing challenge to the law that lets courts impose indefinite gag orders on Internet companies when they receive requests for information about their customers.…
Rank this Week: 2813

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
  • Feb 17

    Battle Over August Sander Estate?

    Battle Over August Sander Estate?
    Or is it merely a misunderstanding as to what an “estate” is, legally and colloquially?
  • Feb 9

    “The Left Has Shanghaied Copyright”

    “The Left Has Shanghaied Copyright”
    The Federalist’s Robin Ridless takes some clean power-punches at the “ivy-cloistered radicalism” of the “all-appropriation-is-fair-use” jihadists. Here’s one example, To read a sampling of current…
  • Feb 8

    Can the “artworld” Resist President Trump? Don’t Count On It.

    Can the “artworld” Resist President Trump? Don’t Count On It.
    The Washington Post’s Tom Rachman shoots several zingers and comedy and farce that “political art” has become. Example number one: “Today, ‘politicized artist’ is as likely to evoke a whiny, entitled,…
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this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Feb 17

    TWiL 377: Hobbyists Have Lobbyist

    TWiL 377: Hobbyists Have Lobbyist
    The year ownership broke, licensed music for your Facebook videos, UK Piracy Alers, printer cartridge patents in the Supreme Court, your rights if border agents want to search your phone, and more! Hosts: Denise Howell and J. Michael Keyes…
  • Feb 10

    TWiL 376: Assault With A Deadly Tweet

    TWiL 376: Assault With A Deadly Tweet
    9th Circuit rules against the travel ban, drones at the Superbowl, long distance assault over Twitter, experience with an AI lawyer, Lawyer Slack, and more! Hosts: Denise Howell and J. Michael Keyes Guest: Keith Lee Download or subscribe…
  • Feb 3

    TWiL 375: Making Lawyers Sexy Again

    TWiL 375: Making Lawyers Sexy Again
    Ben Wizner of the ACLU joins Denise Howell, Emory Roane and J. Michael Keyes to talk about President Trump's travel ban, violent protest and free speech, Edward Snowden and whistle-blower laws, Judge Gorsuch on copyright and tech, plagiarized…
Rank this Week: 244

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/
  • Feb 17

    Journey to the Past?

    Journey to the Past?
    By Danielle Ollero Last October, our Blog discussed the legal woes of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. It may come as no surprise that Hamilton is not the only show plagued by litigation. Many of us may remember the animated film…
  • Feb 14

    Are My Emails Beyond the Grasp of the U.S. Government?

    Are My Emails Beyond the Grasp of the U.S. Government?
    By Mackenzie Olson Companies like Microsoft and Google store a lot of customer data in storage centers overseas. As of July 2016, 2nd Circuit precedent indicated that, due to the foreign location of those centers, the U.S.…
  • Feb 10

    Two Copywrongs Make A Copyright: Archiving Environmental Protection Agency Data Against the Trump Administration’s Demand

    Two Copywrongs Make A Copyright: Archiving Environmental Protection Agency Data Against the Trump Administration’s Demand
    By Gwen Wei Five days after the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, his administration officially instructed the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to delete all references to climate change from the agency’s…
Rank this Week: 3345

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Feb 17

    * 17 Seconds #33 – Hire my brother Mark Heels (and I will owe you a favor)

    * 17 Seconds #33 – Hire my brother Mark Heels (and I will owe you a favor)
    Nepotism is a good deal if you can get it, but we’re not hiring at the moment. By Erik J. Heels First published 2/15/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. One of the things I love about running my own law firm is the flexible…
  • Jan 17

    * 17 Seconds #32 – Clocktower Law’s newish address, 2017 fees, Unidesk exit

    * 17 Seconds #32 – Clocktower Law’s newish address, 2017 fees, Unidesk exit
    Our USPS mail forwarding is about to end. By Erik J. Heels First published 1/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. We Have Still Moved A reminder that we moved to Acton about a year ago. Our mail forwarding is about to end, so…
  • Jan 11

    * Escaping The Political Echo Chamber: Observations From Failed Pol

    * Escaping The Political Echo Chamber: Observations From Failed Pol
    After the election, I created a website dedicated to failed policies, politicians, and policies. The goal of the site was to force myself out of the echo chamber to try to understand what happened, where were are, and what comes next. Two…
Rank this Week: 160

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Feb 17

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Trademark Dispute Between Two Veterans’ Museums Heads to Federal Court

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Trademark Dispute Between Two Veterans’ Museums Heads to Federal Court
    Evansville, Indiana – Henager Family Museum, Inc d/b/a National Veterans Memorial of Buckskin, Indiana filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Indiana alleging trademark infringement. Plaintiff operates a military memorial in…
  • Feb 16

    An Overview of Copyright Law

    An Overview of Copyright Law
    What is copyright? Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works. What…
  • Feb 15

    Seventh Circuit Trade Dress Law: District Court Finds Functionality as a Matter of Law; Seventh Circuit Affirm

    Seventh Circuit Trade Dress Law: District Court Finds Functionality as a Matter of Law; Seventh Circuit Affirm
    Chicago, Illinois – Arlington Specialties, Inc. of Elk Grove Village, Illinois appealed the summary judgment granted by the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois, Eastern Division in favor of Urban Aid, Inc. of Los Angeles,…
Rank this Week: 225

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Feb 17

    Science Friday – How Will Internet Access and Security Fare Under the New Administration?

    Science Friday – How Will Internet Access and Security Fare Under the New Administration?
    February 17, 2017 – Susan Crawford and Jon Brodkin, a tech policy reporter for Ars Technica, discuss how the open internet, broadband expansion, and security regulations will fare under the new administration.
  • Jan 26

    Former FCC Chair Warns of Trump Team Plan to ‘Modernize’ FCC

    Former FCC Chair Warns of Trump Team Plan to ‘Modernize’ FCC
    January 24, 2017-Tom Wheeler, the recently departed chairman of the FCC, took aim at an idea to streamline the agency, saying that it was a “fraud” to say that it was “modernizing” the agency and suggested that it is…
  • Jan 26

    Interview on Marketplace Tech

    Interview on Marketplace Tech
    January 23, 2017-During his time as head of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler pushed for internet providers to deliver information at equal speeds. But companies have pushed back against this idea of net neutrality. Wheeler…
Rank this Week: 2546

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 17

    White House Staff Using Secretive Encrypted Apps to Leak Information about the Current Trump Administration

    White House Staff Using Secretive Encrypted Apps to Leak Information about the Current Trump Administration
    President Donald Trump stated in an animated press conference on February 16, 2017 that his “administration is running like a fine-tuned machine.” The number of leaks plaguing the current administration, and the information being…
  • Feb 17

    The Role of Telehealth and Privacy in the Trump Era

    The Role of Telehealth and Privacy in the Trump Era
    Telehealth, the use of telecommunication technologies to promote health care interactions, education, and administration, has been focused on lately by the media. The technology involved includes the internet, streaming, and even apps for…
  • Feb 15

    Disney v. VidAngel: Pious Pirates or Fighting for Filtering?

    Disney v. VidAngel: Pious Pirates or Fighting for Filtering?
    The on-demand economy has arrived. More and more companies are dedicating their business to giving people what they want, when they want it. In terms of watching movies and television shows, various on-demand subscription streaming services…
Rank this Week: 4301

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Feb 17

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded (2/17/17) – DeepMind, IoT and Graphic ToS Representation!

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded (2/17/17) – DeepMind, IoT and Graphic ToS Representation!
    The Internet of Things does not have to be Skynet to threaten us humans; perhaps tired of defeating carbon-based Go and chess masters, Google’s DeepMind pits its AI agents against each other; exactly when will AR and VR be fully…
  • Feb 9

    A Tale of Two Trump Tweets: Is It Harder to Prove Defamation in Social Media?

    A Tale of Two Trump Tweets: Is It Harder to Prove Defamation in Social Media?
    Last month, a New York trial court dismissed a complaint against Donald J. Trump and others brought by political consultant and commentator Cheryl Jacobus that alleged, in part, a defamation claim (libel) based on tweets by Trump. While the…
  • Feb 3

    Cross-Device Tracking and the Trouble with Talkative Tech

    Cross-Device Tracking and the Trouble with Talkative Tech
    Did you know that your devices are following you and talking amongst themselves? Creepy, right? From ordering products from your smartphone that you added to your shopping cart on your laptop’s browser to streaming a movie from your…
Rank this Week: 892

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: 135

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Feb 17

    Timing is All: Registrant Cybersquatting or Mark Owner Overreaching?

    Timing is All: Registrant Cybersquatting or Mark Owner Overreaching?
    Admittedly, timing is not altogether “all” since there’s a palette of factors that go into deciding unlawful registrations of domain names, and a decision as to whether a registrant is cybersquatting or a mark owner…
  • Feb 6

    Identical or Confusingly Similar to Trademarks but Noninfringing Domain Name

    Identical or Confusingly Similar to Trademarks but Noninfringing Domain Name
    Domain names may be confusingly similar to trademarks or even identical or but not infringing. This is particularly true of trademarks acquired later than the allegedly infringing domain names ArcBest Corporation v. Domains By Proxy, LLC,…
  • Jan 25

    Counterfeit Marks and Counterfeit Goods: Pretense in Cyberspace

    Counterfeit Marks and Counterfeit Goods: Pretense in Cyberspace
    The term “counterfeit” is defined under U.S. trademark law as “a spurious mark which is identical with, or substantially indistinguishable from, a registered mark.” 15 U.S.C. § 1127 (Lanham Act, Sec. 45). Used as…
Rank this Week: 152

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: 378

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Feb 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/17/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/17/17
    Copyright Office Q&A Session About The New Online DMCA Designated Agents Directory — Franklin Graves chats with US Copyright Office attorney-adviser Jason Sloane about the Copyright Office’s recently updated DMCA Designated…
  • Feb 3

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/03/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/03/17
    Goodlatte Announces Agenda for 115th Congress — That agenda includes advancing the House Judiciary Committee’s ongoing review of copyright law. Goodlatte says, “At the end of 2016, we issued our first bipartisan proposal to…
  • Jan 27

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/27/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/27/17
    It’s Time to Modernize the Copyright Office — Gabriel Horwitz lays out the case for what needs to be done to make sure the Copyright Office can meet the challenges of a 21st century copyright system. Fortunately, the House…
Rank this Week: 4711

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/
  • Feb 17

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 97

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 97
    Here is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected –…
  • Feb 13

    Common trademark application mistakes – and how to avoid them

    Common trademark application mistakes – and how to avoid them
    This video of mine from almost 6 years has been viewed nearly 50,000 times!  So it must contain some great information 🙂 The video features a discussion of common mistakes made in trademark application filing with the USPTO…
  • Feb 11

    Where is the USPTO’s “Trademarks Next Generation” project?

    Where is the USPTO’s “Trademarks Next Generation” project?
    The USPTO launched an initiate to update its trademark computer and web systems in 2010. Nearly seven years later, many things have not changed. TESS is still the same interface. Most USPTO systems are not mobile formatting. The content of…
Rank this Week: 3022