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'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 8

    When Pigs Fly

    When Pigs Fly
    DON’T MAKE A FEDERAL CASE OUT OF IT! Translation: remanded to state court. The jurisdiction of federal courts is limited. Do not handwrite “Other-Divorce” on the civil cover sheet unless you want  Judge Iamcranky…
  • Jun 13

    Blame the Band

    Blame the Band
    20 years ago, I played guitar for a living in Southern California. I worked in cover bands at many bars–many,many bars–sometimes 300 nights per year. Good times. The bar owners often did not play nice with…
  • May 22

    The Right To Be Left Alone

    The Right To Be Left Alone
    Most law students briefly study invasion of privacy in their first-year torts class.It is a curious tort from which several causes of action arise, some of which are not intuitive. The basic concept is that all persons have an inherent right…
Rank this Week: 4172

12:01 Tuesday

12:01 Tuesday

Examines recently issued patents and interesting trends from the USPTO. By Aaron R. Feigelson.

http://www.1201tuesday.com/1201_tuesday/
  • Feb 7

    Wait One Day, Lose Two Days! Not Free!

    Wait One Day, Lose Two Days! Not Free!
    Today brings the best teaching example I've seen on the importance of promptly responding to Office Actions. Every patent practitioner knows that there are statutory periods to respond to USPTO Office Actions. Typically, they are six…
  • Jan 24

    Care to Wager?

    Care to Wager?
    I am currently attending the AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute in Las Vegas, in honor of which I present the following graph: I'm going to
  • Feb 10

    Latest Tool to Fight BPAI Backlog: Laziness?

    Latest Tool to Fight BPAI Backlog: Laziness?
    Today's decision in Ex Parte Schmieding (assignee: Naples, Fla.-based Arthrex, Inc.) may set a record for shortest BPAI decision on the merits.
Rank this Week: 3735

3D Internet Law Blog

3D Internet Law Blog

Covers intellectual property and contracts in virtual worlds and multiuser online games. By Stephen Wu.

http://www.3dinternetlaw.com/index.html
  • Jul 17

    Skills Gaming Policy Changes o Second Life

    Skills Gaming Policy Changes o Second Life
    Last week, Linden Research changed its policy on skills games in the Second Life® virtual world. Now, game creators and game operators can obtain a license to offer games and to operate games in Second Life. Players, region owners,…
  • Feb 2

    Augmented Reality Opportunitie

    Augmented Reality Opportunitie
    While the virtual reality market seems to be quiet, the augmented reality is starting to grow. With Google Glass and new competitors on the horizon, people are turning to wearable computers. Wearable computers in the form factor of glasses…
  • Sep 29

    New California Law Will Change Video Game and Virtual Worlds Privacy Practice

    New California Law Will Change Video Game and Virtual Worlds Privacy Practice
    This past week, on September 23, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 568, legislation enacted to protect minors online. The law is most famous for providing a so-called “Internet eraser” mechanism. The idea of…
Rank this Week: 3801

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    IP norms and a bit on IRB

    IP norms and a bit on IRB
    Via Jason Schultz in Jotwell, I learned of a great new paper by Julia Bauer et al. on community norms about copying and anticopying enforcement in the Threadless (crowdsourced T-shirt) community.  There are many interesting results,…
  • Jul 29

    Music you can't get in a library

    Music you can't get in a library
    Planning for musical obsolescence: How digital licensing is destroying our ability to preserve history. Excerpt:When one goes to the LA Philharmonic site about this recording of Symphonie Fantastique and tries to purchase it, one is directed…
  • Jul 28

    court says Lexmark doesn't change trademark harm standard

    court says Lexmark doesn't change trademark harm standard
    Reynolds Consumer Prods. Inc. v. Handi-Foil Corp., No. 1:13–CV–214, 2014 WL 3615853 (E.D. Va. July 18, 2014)A jury found Handi-Foil liable for willful infringement of Reynolds’ unregistered trade dress, but in favor of…
Rank this Week: 226

A Budding Patent Lawyer's…

A Budding Patent Lawyer's Perspective

Covers patent law, mostly tailored to the patent prosecution perspective. By Trent Ostler.

http://trentostler.com/blog/
  • Mar 12

    Launch of new website project

    Launch of new website project
    For the past few months, my side project has been developing a website that mines the Patent Office’s website for troves of PTAB/BPAI decisions data. I’m pleased to welcome this project to the blogosphere as PatentBoardFerret.com.…
  • Sep 14

    The Date that a Patent Application Becomes Abandoned for Failure to Respond

    The Date that a Patent Application Becomes Abandoned for Failure to Respond
    If an applicant fails to respond to an Office Action, the application becomes abandoned as of the day after the due date for response to the Office Action, with the applicant being able to revive the application up until the extendable due…
  • Sep 6

    FOIA Reading Room Is Sleeping

    FOIA Reading Room Is Sleeping
    The Patent Office makes available all decisions from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) on its website FOIA Reading Room. In case you were interested in doing research using this website between the hours of 1:00AM EST to 5:00AM EST,…
Rank this Week: 3867

A Copyfighter's Musings

A Copyfighter's Musings

Discuss current copyright/internet law issues. By Derek Slater.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/cmusings
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
  • Jul 10

    Life and death in Subspace

    Life and death in Subspace
    Matthew Butcher’s hockey teammates started a memorial fund for him last week. Some of these friends had known him for as many as twelve years. Few had ever met him in person.
  • May 17

    Homes with very messy tail

    Homes with very messy tail
    In Bucharest, neighborhoods formed their own networks in order to bypass incumbents and meet their own needs. Later, these networks transformed into small businesses. My understanding is that the state of affairs is a bit different now, but…
Rank this Week: 2908

Academic Copyright

Academic Copyright

Covers law, culture and the use of intellectual property by scholars, teachers, students and librarians. By Elizabeth Townsend Gard.

http://academiccopyright.typepad.com/academiccopyright/
  • Jul 23

    New blogging home

    New blogging home
    I am now blogging regularly at the Tulane Law School website. 
  • Apr 2

    The Schloss case

    The Schloss case
    It is strange... there hasn't been a lot (and by that I mean NO) discussion of the Schloss case on any of the listservs that come in... wierd.  I'm not sure why.  It seems to be staying under the radar.  But I think it seems like a good…
  • Apr 2

    Guest Blogging at Terra Nova

    Guest Blogging at Terra Nova
    Rachel and I are guest blogging over at Terra Nova this month.  We are very excited.... http://terranova.blogs.com/.  Also, episodes 1-7 of Fizzy's Second Life can be seen at http://fizzysecondlife.blogspot.com/. 
Rank this Week: 3182

AdMark Buzz

AdMark Buzz

Covers trademark, copyright, advertising, infringement and intellectual property law. By Locke Lord.

http://www.lockelordadmark.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4524

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    IP Policies in Africa no 28, 29 and 30 - Libya, Madagascar and Malawi

    IP Policies in Africa no 28, 29 and 30 - Libya, Madagascar and Malawi
    Having been successful in her last foray across the continent, this Leo felt bold enough to step out again. Today we visit Libya, Madagascar and Malawi. The three countries are all COMESA member state and thus subscribe to its IP Policy…
  • Jul 28

    WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility (TFAF) launched, but India apply the handbrake

    WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility (TFAF) launched, but India apply the handbrake
    Source: hereFlanked by representatives from Kenya, Lesotho and Uganda, WTO's Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, launched the TFAF, which is designed to help least-developed countries (LDCs) and developing countries, who need it,…
  • Jul 25

    Africa’s largest economy cares about the Global Innovation Index Ranking

    Africa’s largest economy cares about the Global Innovation Index Ranking
    Before we start (if we’re not already) thinking otherwise, Nigeria (precisely, one of its government ministries) does care about its position on the Global Innovation Index (GII) scoreboard. Strangely enough, it seems as if the…
Rank this Week: 1511

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

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

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals intended use

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals intended use
    Takeaway:Sometimes Examiners ignore claim language – give it no patentable weight – by characterizing a phrase as "intended use." However, not every verb phrase using "to" signals intended use. In many types of claims –…
  • Jul 25

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals ntended use

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals ntended use
    Takeaway:Sometimes Examiners ignore claim language – give it no patentable weight – by characterizing a phrase as "intended use." However, not every verb phrase using "to" signals intended use. In many types of claims –…
  • Jun 30

    New resource for searching and analyzing PTAB decision

    New resource for searching and analyzing PTAB decision
    There's a great new resource available for practitioners interested in PTAB decisions: the Patent Board Ferret.The Ferret includes both search and analysis tools. On the search side, you can search not only by text in the decision, but also…
Rank this Week: 456

Andrei Mincov's Articles

Andrei Mincov's Articles

Covers copyright and its interdependence with the overall political regime.

http://mincov.com/articles
  • Sep 11

    Civilization or Mindless Helplessne

    Civilization or Mindless Helplessne
    Often when I argue the case for individual rights and radical departure from government regulation, I hear words to the effect that it is the collectively financed government regulation that creates the framework for a civilized life, from…
  • Jun 17

    Monument to Human Devolution

    Monument to Human Devolution
    There once was a time in human history when monuments stood for something. They used to be erected to celebrate triumphs and achievements. Sometimes, they were built to commemorate national losses and tragedies. This happens no more. We are…
  • May 29

    In Support of Abolition of Laws Prohibiting Private Discrimination

    In Support of Abolition of Laws Prohibiting Private Discrimination
    Most people unwittingly consider laws against private discrimination one of the greatest social achievements of the modern times.  In this article I will explain how these laws are nothing more than a tool of everyone’s enslavement.
Rank this Week: 3603

Andrew P. Lahser's Patent Blog

Andrew P. Lahser's Patent Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights and IP Law for small businesses.

http://lahserpatent.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2357

Andy SkinnerLopata's Blog

Andy SkinnerLopata's Blog

Features intellectual property and cyberlaw musings.

http://askinnerlopata.wordpress.com
  • Mar 16

    Owners of registered trademarks targeted for deceptive notice

    Owners of registered trademarks targeted for deceptive notice
    Do you have a trademark or service mark registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)? If you do, chances are you have received, or will recieve, a “notice” or “notification” from one or more private businesses…
  • Mar 8

    Much Ado About Sidereu

    Much Ado About Sidereu
    What do slavery, denying women the right to vote, and musical borrowing have in common? They all existed in the eighteenth century. Why is that relevant? I’m not sure, but it appears that Register-Guard reporter Bob Keefer thinks it is to…
  • Feb 27

    Everything Is a Remix – Great Series of video shorts about the history of copying

    Everything Is a Remix – Great Series of video shorts about the history of copying
    Everything Is a Remix is an impressive series of four video shorts by filmmaker Kirby Ferguson, examining the nature of the creative process, copying, and the implications of our laws on this creative process. Some of legal information is…
Rank this Week: 2453

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

Covers strategic brand planning and foundation with commentary on trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, making a brand famous, confronting online infringement and cybersquatting, and licensing a trademark. By Justin Clark.

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 4100

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Jun 19

    Washington Redskins Trademark Registrations are Cancelled

    Washington Redskins Trademark Registrations are Cancelled
    Today the United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled six of the Washington Redskins’ trademarks, all of which involved the term “redskins.”  The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) concluded that…
  • Jun 16

    Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologie

    Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologie
    The Supreme Court of the United States holds a defendant, in a patent infringement suit, is not liable for inducing infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a) when no one has directly infringed under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a) or any…
  • Apr 30

    Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health and Fitness, Inc. and Highmark, Inc. v. Allcare Health Mgmt. Sys. Inc.

    Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health and Fitness, Inc. and Highmark, Inc. v. Allcare Health Mgmt. Sys. Inc.
    The determination of whether a case is “exceptional” under the attorney fee-shifting provision of The Patent Act is left to a broad discretion of the District Court. In two slip opinions rendered April 29, 2014, SCOTUS addressed…
Rank this Week: 1188

Anything Under The Sun Made By Man

Anything Under The Sun Made By Man

Covers patents and business strategies. By Russ Krajec.

http://www.krajec.com/blog
  • Jul 8

    Most Patents are a Waste of Money - Patents Need to be Curated

    Most Patents are a Waste of Money - Patents Need to be Curated
    Most patents are a waste of money. Why is it that Apple and Samsung each have many thousands of patents, but when they start a patent war with each other over, they only assert a small handful of patents? For a small business with…
  • Jul 4

    Can Patent Quality be Measured?

    Can Patent Quality be Measured?
    Ask any patent attorney about patent quality and you will open a big discussion. Most of the time, you will hear the phrase “I know it when I see it”, or something to that effect. There are some overt things that give a patent ‘high…
  • Jun 27

    The Importance of an In-Person Disclosure Meeting, Even If It Is 8 Time Zones Away

    The Importance of an In-Person Disclosure Meeting, Even If It Is 8 Time Zones Away
    I am writing this post from a faraway international airport, listening to a bad rendition of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” followed by “You Were Always On My Mind”, beginning a twenty-something-hour-long journey home from a set of…
Rank this Week: 3446

Art Law Blog

Art Law Blog

Covers art law, copyright, art dealers, museums and art law litigation. By Bryan Cave.

http://artlawteam.com/
Rank this Week: 2651

AS-IS: Ecommerce, Internet,…

AS-IS: Ecommerce, Internet, Software & Technology Law and Contracts

Comments on technology deals and companies. By Harry Boadwee.

http://boadweelaw.com/blog
  • Aug 2

    New Importance of Design Patent

    New Importance of Design Patent
    Follow the link for an article on the startling new importance of design patents.  Design patents were formerly something of a backwater of patent law, but, as the article explains, a 125-year-old “sleeper” provision in the law could…
  • Jun 15

    How to Protect Long-Term Investments in Operational Contracts (Full Article)

    How to Protect Long-Term Investments in Operational Contracts (Full Article)
    Consider one of the most difficult issues you’ll ever encounter when negotiating a contract: one party must make a large, long-term investment for the deal to work, but won’t sign the contract unless its investment (and its return on the…
  • Jan 3

    10 Tips for Bringing Your Business to the Web

    10 Tips for Bringing Your Business to the Web
    Starting up a business, or entering a new market channel, is never easy.  Starting a business on the World Wide Web (the web), or moving an existing “offline” business there, requires not only effort and risk, but also demands new…
Rank this Week: 1966

Attorney Peter Vickery

Attorney Peter Vickery

Covers copyright, trademark, anti-discrimination, and election law.

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

    What is "just compensation" for a pipeline taking?

    What is "just compensation" for a pipeline taking?
    What rights do landowners have when a pipeline company takes part of their property by eminent domain? As I mentioned on Monte Belmonte's show on the River, although federal law governs the taking itself, state law determines the meaning of…
  • Feb 17

    New Gas Pipeline in Western Massachusetts: Federal Law

    New Gas Pipeline in Western Massachusetts: Federal Law
    According to TV and print media, a new natural-gas pipeline might soon stretch 250 miles across northern Massachusetts, winding its way under a dozen or so towns in Berkshire and Franklin Counties. The extension depends on several factors,…
  • Jul 9

    Affirmative Action after Fisher

    Affirmative Action after Fisher
    A stable society depends on the rule of law, which involves, among other things, legal certainty. This is a simple principle that means people should have a reasonable sense of what is lawful and what is not. It also depends on the general…
Rank this Week: 3153

Austin Trademark Lawyer Blawg

Austin Trademark Lawyer Blawg

Musings on Trademark Law From a Decidedly Texas Perspective. By Christopher L. Graff.

http://austintrademarklawyer.blogspot.com/
  • May 30

    Who Owns the name Black Sabbath?

    Who Owns the name Black Sabbath?
    Ozzy Osbourne filed suit this week against guitarist Tony Iommi for claiming ownership of the band's name.  Iommi claims that Ozzy and the other band founders relinquished their rights to the name in the 1980s.  Iommi's federal registration…
  • Apr 18

    The Dumbest Trademark Demand Letter?

    The Dumbest Trademark Demand Letter?
    Marc Randazza points to one of the dumbest trademark demand letters he's ever read: dumb not because it has "the misplaced certitude, the overblown rhetoric, the baseless imputation of evil to the recipient, and over-all lack of…
  • Apr 18

    "We speak cars" lands Ford in infringement suit

    "We speak cars" lands Ford in infringement suit
    ...but the suit was apparently quickly resolved (unlike the notorious "We'll pick you up" lawsuit between Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Advantage Rent-a-Car, which went on ...and
Rank this Week: 3760

Automating Invention

Automating Invention

Covers computers, invention, and the law. By Robert Plotkin.

http://www.automatinginvention.com/
  • Dec 1

    Biological Models for Robot Design

    Biological Models for Robot Design
    MIT professor Sanbae Kim is studying the animal kingdom to find biological models for robot designs. Working with Stanford professor Mark Cutosky, Kim has designed robots like the Stickybot, named... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Nov 29

    Using Genetic Programming to Repair Software

    Using Genetic Programming to Repair Software
    Automatic program repair has long been a goal in the software industry. Finding and fixing bugs is currently a manual operation that represents a major portion of the software development life... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Nov 15

    Encouraging Innovation with Cash Prize

    Encouraging Innovation with Cash Prize
    The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) blog recently examined the role of monetary prize awards as an incentive for encouraging research in technical fields. In September, Netflix awarded a $1... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 4691

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Blog entry #2 on new Rule 6 EPC

    Blog entry #2 on new Rule 6 EPC
    Will some applications be left with no Rule 6 EPC applicable following its amendment? Following my previous blog entry on the amended Rule 6 EPC, I have been made aware of a curiosity in the transitional provisions of the new Rule 6 EPC.…
  • Jul 8

    Danish law can be applicable to infringing sales from UK website

    Danish law can be applicable to infringing sales from UK website
    The Danish Maritime and Commercial Court has recently rendered a decision in a case regarding sale of infringing furniture designs from two British websites. The decision is interesting for practitioners as it explains which exact elements…
  • Jul 1

    Decision by the USPTO puts the spotlight on the “real party in interest”

    Decision by the USPTO puts the spotlight on the “real party in interest”
    One of the ways that companies in patent dense industries, such as consumer electronics, try to fend off claims from patent holders is by requesting assistance from patent risk management firms. Patent risk management firms generally assist…
Rank this Week: 1804

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe
    The notion that the main consideration when choosing a new brand name is its availability as a .com domain is widespread. What is less well known is that you may not be free to use your chosen domain name if the name would infringe on someone…
  • Jul 18

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe
    The notion that the main consideration when choosing a new brand name is its availability as a .com domain is widespread. What is less well known is that you may not be free to use your chosen domain name if the name would infringe on someone…
  • Jun 13

    Not-so-public information

    Not-so-public information
    The legal service industry has started to wake up to the need for innovation, moving away from traditional hourly billing structures, leveraging technology to improve efficiency, launching online services and finding new ways to meet and…
Rank this Week: 1346

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

Cover IP procurement and enforcement in Australia. By Barry Eagar.

http://bazpat.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Grace Period - Australia

    Grace Period - Australia
    This is the first in a series of posts concerning grace periods around the world. Australia is a good place to start.But first of all, let's consider what is meant by "grace period". This is not the convention period governed by the Paris…
  • May 13

    Particulars for Patent Opposition

    Particulars for Patent Opposition
    Case: Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited v Leprino Foods Company [2014] APO 24. In this matter, the delegate of the Commissioner of patents dismissed multiple grounds of opposition. He did so, requiring further and better particulars…
  • May 12

    Game not Patentable in the United State

    Game not Patentable in the United State
    I came across the interesting case of Gametek LLC v Zynga, Inc (25 April 2014) recently. This matter was heard in the US District Court, San Francisco Division.Gametek sued Zynga and some other defendants for the infringement of US Patent…
Rank this Week: 2127

BizTechLaw Blog

BizTechLaw Blog

By Wahab & Medenica LLC.

http://wrlawfirm.com/BlogWP/
  • May 1

    New Corporation Formation and Planning Questionnaire

    New Corporation Formation and Planning Questionnaire
    When forming a new venture to be conducted through a new corporation, certain key considerations routinely come into play. As a result, robust planning in and around these considerations will assist anyone entering into a shareholder,…
  • Apr 24

    Limited Liability Company Planning Questionnaire

    Limited Liability Company Planning Questionnaire
    When forming a new venture to be conducted through a new limited liability company (LLC), certain key considerations routinely come into play. As a result, robust planning in and around these considerations will assist anyone entering into a…
  • Apr 17

    Breakdown and Summary of Literary Option Agreement

    Breakdown and Summary of Literary Option Agreement
    With the speculative, costly and long-term nature of developing various literary properties (i.e., books graphic novels, etc.) for screen (i.e., film, TV, etc.), producers require an effective mechanism to secure rights for a limited time…
Rank this Week: 3425

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Covers business law, contracts, business litigation and intellectual property issues.

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Austin Innovation Week & RISE Entrepreneurship Conference Presentation

    Austin Innovation Week & RISE Entrepreneurship Conference Presentation
    We are proud to announce two new business law presentations in the month of May. For the third year in a row, we are hosting a presentation with the RISE Entrepreneurship Conference. We are also hosting a business law presentation ……
  • Oct 8

    Enforcing Texas Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreement

    Enforcing Texas Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreement
    Non-compete agreements in employment contracts are often misunderstood by both employers and employees. Texas employment law generally protects employees, and Texas is known as a right to work state, often construing employment contracts and…
  • Oct 2

    Selling a C-Corp: Stock Sale vs Asset Sale

    Selling a C-Corp: Stock Sale vs Asset Sale
    Selling a corporation is generally achieved by either an asset sale or by selling all company stock. When selling a business in Texas, selling the stock of a C-corporation rather than just selling the company assets often results in better…
Rank this Week: 2155

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Dec 9

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    Five Years Running For the fifth year in a row, Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. For 2014, Mr. Trout has been selected for inclusion in the area of Patent…
  • Jun 10

    The Right of Publicity

    The Right of Publicity
    Hey, That’s Me! You spend months working on your cosplay outfit, and it turns out perfect. You are the hit of the con, with everyone taking your picture. Then, all of a sudden, you see you and your outfit on all kinds of merchandise,…
  • Feb 1

    What is the Difference Between ™, ®, and ©?

    What is the Difference Between ™, ®, and ©?
    You see these symbols every day, but what do they mean? Here is a handy guide to help you understand the difference between ™, ®, and ©. ™ ™ stand for “trademark.” When you see a ™ next to a word,…
Rank this Week: 600

Blawgertainment

Blawgertainment

Covers intellectual property, entertainment and media law. By Ken Davidson.

http://www.blawgertainment.com
  • Oct 2

    Time Warp: October 3, 2007 (Family Guy)

    Time Warp: October 3, 2007 (Family Guy)
    On this day in 2007, the copyright owner of the song “When You Wish Upon A Star” sued the makers of Family Guy for copyright infringement. In Bourne Co. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Bourne claimed that the song “I Need A Jew”…
  • Aug 2

    Blawgertainment Is on Hiatu

    Blawgertainment Is on Hiatu
    Blawgertainment is on hiatus. We’ll be back after Labor Day. A safe and relaxing August to all.
  • May 19

    Makers of The Oregon Trail Video Game Sue Zynga for Trademark Infringement

    Makers of The Oregon Trail Video Game Sue Zynga for Trademark Infringement
    The Learning Company has sued Zynga for infringing its trademark for “The Oregon Trail” video games. Zynga intends to sell its own version of the classic frontier-era game under the name “FrontierVille Oregon Trail.” According to the…
Rank this Week: 1268

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 499

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Jul 10

    Chisum on Supreme Court’s Recent Alice Patent Decision

    Chisum on Supreme Court’s Recent Alice Patent Decision
    I’ve just gotten around to reading Professor Chisum’s  take on the Supreme Court’s recent Alice v. CLS Bank decision on patent subject matter eligibility, and I heartily recommend it for those interested in looking for…
  • Jun 16

    Section 15 Trademark Declaration

    Section 15 Trademark Declaration
    Section 15 Trademark Declarations are requests that trademark registration be considered incontestable and valid. Continue reading →
  • Jun 2

    Patent Office Launches Glossary Pilot Program

    Patent Office Launches Glossary Pilot Program
    The Patent Office has begun a new program to expedite certain patent applications which provide a glossary of the terms used in the claims. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3671

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Covers trademarks, brands, and relevant issues such as valuation, protection, registration, and emerging promotional platforms.

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    The End of The United Stated Patent and Trademark Agency?

    The End of The United Stated Patent and Trademark Agency?
    Brand Ventures IP Law's Blog is back to weekly postings, and ideally, we will be cross-linking content with our other social media platforms (Brand Ventures IP Law's Facebook Page, Brand Venture's Twitter Feed, and the admittedly long overdue…
  • Jan 23

    The Emergence of Personal Branding in Professional Sport

    The Emergence of Personal Branding in Professional Sport
    For years, athletic leagues, collegiate sports associations, and professional teams have dominated the savvy use of intellectual property procurement to solidify their ownership of not only the teams, leagues and associations…
  • Jan 20

    PromoJam 2.0 - Two More Days...

    PromoJam 2.0 - Two More Days...
    Be One of the First to Try, Click Here
Rank this Week: 3104

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • Apr 24

    Gun Control hits the USPTO

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

    Denver and the USPTO abuzz with 420

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

    Gun Control hits the USPTO

    Gun Control hits the USPTO
    As the heated (pun fully intended) public debate about gun control continues, I thought it would be fun to examine trademark applications for the term GUN CONTROL. I expected to find a roughly equal mix of applications filed by gun control…
Rank this Week: 791

BSA Audit Blog

BSA Audit Blog

Covers software audits, including Microsoft, BSA, and Adobe audits. By Scott & Scott.

http://www.scottandscottllp.com/main/blogindex.aspx?id=170
  • Feb 23

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit
    I am an intellectual property attorney in Southlake, Texas who has handled more than 230 Business Software Alliance audit matters for small to medium-sized companies. For the last ten years, I have been representing end-user companies…
  • Feb 12

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance
      If your company has received a letter from the BSA | TheSoftware Alliance requesting a software audit, you are probably wondering whether you should cooperate or ignore the request. I have been handling BSA cases for almost a decade…
  • Sep 3

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA
    BSA | The Software Alliance recently announced that it had named Victoria Espinel, who served in the Obama Administration as the first US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator as its new President and CEO. Ms. Espinel’s prior…
Rank this Week: 1777

Business + Intellectual Property +…

Business + Intellectual Property + Internet Law

From a Rhode Island point of view, this blog covers legal developments in the fields of business law, patent law, trademark law, copyright law, intellectual property law, and gaming law. By John Ottaviani.

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

    Investments in RI Companies Rebound in 4th Quarter, Top $81 Million in 2013

    Investments in RI Companies Rebound in 4th Quarter, Top $81 Million in 2013
    After a slow third quarter, venture capital investments rebounded in the last quarter of 2014, according to the MoneyTree Report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters.Venture…
  • Feb 6

    Quotes in BNA's Cyberlaw Review 2014

    Quotes in BNA's Cyberlaw Review 2014
    Near the end of 2013, Bloomberg BNA asked leading attorneys, government officials, and online experts for their views on the most important legal developments in online law during 2013 and on what policy areas they believed would be the most…
  • Jan 14

    RI TrademarkTracker™ --- 2013 RI Trademark Filings Down 14% Over 2012 Filing

    RI TrademarkTracker™ --- 2013 RI Trademark Filings Down 14% Over 2012 Filing
    Applicants with Rhode Island addresses filed 172 applications to register trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) during the fourth quarter of 2013. This represents a 17% decrease over the 208 trademark applications filed…
Rank this Week: 2970

Business and Entertainment Law

Business and Entertainment Law

By Emily Patricia Graham.

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

    Acquiring Secondary Meaning: Manufacturing or Marketing/Distribution

    Acquiring Secondary Meaning: Manufacturing or Marketing/Distribution
    Knights Armament Co. v. Optical Sys. Tech. Inc., No. 09-14480 (11th Cir. Sept. 2, 2011)Appellant Optical Systems Technology Inc. (OSTI) and Appellees Knights Armament Company and its owner C. Reed Knight Jr. claimed ownership of the…
  • Feb 12

    Retaining Jurisdiction over a Settlement Agreement in a Trademark Infringement Case

    Retaining Jurisdiction over a Settlement Agreement in a Trademark Infringement Case
    Vraiment Hospitality, LLC v. Todd Binkowski. No. 8:11-cv-1240-T-33TGW (Mid. Dist. Tampa, Sept. 23, 2011)Plaintiff Vraiment made a Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement and Defendants filed a Reply in opposition. The parties had informed the…
  • May 11

    Rockers vs. Bikers: Likelihood of Confusion

    Rockers vs. Bikers: Likelihood of Confusion
    Blackwall Group, LLC v. Sick Boy, LLC, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19808 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 11, 2011)
Rank this Week: 3244

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Jul 22

    Should Startups Have Boards of Directors?

    Should Startups Have Boards of Directors?
    All corporations are required to have a board of directors by law. LLCs are not. However, an LLC can be structured so as to have a board of managers (some even refer to managers as directors). At formation, founders become the sole…
  • Jul 19

    The SEC Will Likely Update its Definition of “Accredited Investors” Very Soon

    The SEC Will Likely Update its Definition of “Accredited Investors” Very Soon
    Most of the startup capital comes from accredited investors through investments made in reliance upon Rule 506 of Regulation D.  According to a study by the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture Research, in 2013, almost…
  • Jul 11

    How to Verify That Your Investor is Accredited - The SEC Provides New Explanations Regarding Rule 506(c) Offering

    How to Verify That Your Investor is Accredited - The SEC Provides New Explanations Regarding Rule 506(c) Offering
    On July 3, 2014 (right on my birthday), the SEC issued six compliance and disclosure interpretations (“CD&Is”) regarding the use of verification methods for determining whether a prospective investor is accredited. First, a…
Rank this Week: 1075

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Jul 25

    July 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    July 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    What’s new at Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. *  Dan Donnellon and Jade Smarda appeared in the U.S. District Court for the S.D. of Ohio for the trial of a petition to compel international arbitration that it filed on behalf of the…
  • Jul 23

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance
    I was asked to comment for a story about a recent case in Texas in which criminal charges were filed against an individual for the misuse of Protected Health Information (“PHI”). Criminal charges have been available under the…
  • Jul 8

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.
    University of Starbucks? The recent announcement of college scholarships for Starbucks Baristas is a great “perk,” but is this one of the businesses that can take the non-compete and trade secret claims, so often seen as…
Rank this Week: 1626

Business, Entertainment, Sports &…

Business, Entertainment, Sports & Technology (B.E.S.T.) Law Blog

Covers business, copyright, entertainment, IP and technology law. By ARC Law Group.

http://best.arclg.com/
  • Jun 2

    Podcast: Tribute Band

    Podcast: Tribute Band
    Podcast: Tribute Bands This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we pay tribute to those who pay tribute…to their favorite bands. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark A. Pearson and attorney Ben Shaw as…
  • Mar 4

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award
    Podcast: 2014 Academy Awards This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we hit the red carpet with our 2014 Academy Awards Special. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark Pearson and movie reviewer Chris Bollini for…
  • Feb 3

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014
    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014 This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we get you ready for the upcoming California Lawyers for the Arts Music Business Seminar. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark…
Rank this Week: 2533

California Patent Attorney Blog

California Patent Attorney Blog

Covers patent litigation and infringement.

http://www.californiapatentattorney.pro/
  • Mar 18

    Apple's Latest Patent Allows for Voicemail Screening

    Apple's Latest Patent Allows for Voicemail Screening
    California - Apple was recently assigned a patent, numbered 8,666,034 , which will allow users to listen to a message as it is being left by a caller and then pick up mid-message, if desired. In a time known as "the age of texting" where…
  • Feb 6

    Patent Filings Point to "Hot Corners" as Part of New Samsung Smartphone Interface

    Patent Filings Point to "Hot Corners" as Part of New Samsung Smartphone Interface
    California - A series of recently unveiled patents give a glimpse into what we might see as part of the next line of Samsung smartphones. With the new Samsung Galaxy S5 set to be released in March, all eyes are on the Korean based company…
  • Jan 6

    Samsung Patent Reveals Plans for a Futuristic Foldable Smartphone Display

    Samsung Patent Reveals Plans for a Futuristic Foldable Smartphone Display
    California - The next generation of Samsung smartphones will likely feature a game changing foldable dual screen, as revealed by a patent filed in Korea. The Seoul-headquartered company confirmed its plans to make the foldable screens a…
Rank this Week: 4456

California Trademark Attorney Blog

California Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers trademark litigation, infringement and registration. By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.californiatrademarkattorney.pro/
  • Mar 17

    Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am Call it Quits in Trademark Fight

    Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am Call it Quits in Trademark Fight
    California - Two of hip hop's biggest names have called a truce in their headline-making legal dispute. Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am recently came to a formal agreement in a trademark infringement conflict. While the exact terms are…
  • Feb 4

    Makers of Popular Candy Crush Saga File Trademark for "Candy"

    Makers of Popular Candy Crush Saga File Trademark for "Candy"
    California - King. com Limited, the company behind 2013's most downloaded mobile app, has made a move to obtain trademark protection over the word "Candy." In an effort to prevent others from riding the wave of success of the enormously…
  • Dec 19

    ShareTV Wins Transfer of Domain Name in Trademark Lawsuit

    ShareTV Wins Transfer of Domain Name in Trademark Lawsuit
    California - San-Diego based ShareTV has landed a huge victory with a federal court judge awarding the company the rights to use the sharetv.com domain name. The lawsuit, which was filed in April in the Eastern District of Virginia, cited a…
Rank this Week: 1685

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Jun 11

    Official Marks Up For Review

    Official Marks Up For Review
    A Private Members Bill was introduced in Canada’s federal parliament yesterday, which, if passed, will result in significant amendments to the official mark provisions in the Trade-marks Act.  Section 9(1)(n)(iii) of that Act…
  • Apr 10

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul
    This post is the first in a series discussing proposed changes to Canadian trademark law. The Canadian Government dropped a bombshell on the trademark community on March 28, 2014, proposing massive changes to the Canadian Trade-marks Act (the…
  • Feb 6

    Just in time for the Olympics – a Race to the Trademark Podium

    Just in time for the Olympics – a Race to the Trademark Podium
    As we approach the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) has launched a lawsuit against outdoor apparel maker The North Face in the British Columbia Supreme…
Rank this Week: 2363

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    The Legalities of Feeding Expired Parking Meters in Phoenix – According to the Police

    The Legalities of Feeding Expired Parking Meters in Phoenix – According to the Police
    Starting on August 1st, Phoenix is changing to variable prices at its parking meters. Depending on when and where you park, the rate could range from $0.50 to $4.00/hour. This is a big change from the $1.50/hour rate that used to be at every…
  • Jul 22

    What Are You Buying When You Use an Independent Contractor?

    What Are You Buying When You Use an Independent Contractor?
    I get questions all the time from people involved in situations where a business outsources the creation of their website, marketing materials, or other photography work about who owns the copyright in the final work product and what can the…
  • Jul 15

    Questions People Ask About the Law, Photos, Sex Tapes, and Revenge Porn

    Questions People Ask About the Law, Photos, Sex Tapes, and Revenge Porn
    The movie Sex Tape comes out this week. The previews look dumb, but I want to see it to examine the story from a legal perspective. I’ve done a fair amount of research and writing about cyber harassment and “revenge porn.”…
Rank this Week: 2877

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
  • Oct 11

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?
    By: Andriana Chryssikos High fashion luxury labels have found themselves to be stuck somewhere in between our youth culture’s fashion craze: streetwear parodies of well-known luxury labels, and a trademark infringement lawsuit. …
  • Oct 9

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing
    By: Sandra Stanfield Fashion companies utilize a mechanism called licensing to expand the brand and also increase revenue via royalties. So what exactly is licensing? Licensing is the process of “renting” a fashion company’s…
  • Oct 7

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing
    Written By: Tracy Weintstein Technology, technology, technology. It is all we hear and read about, and whether we like it or not, technology is rapidly altering the world around us. Some are completely intrigued by it and some begrudgingly…
Rank this Week: 459

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com/blog-2/
Rank this Week: 1291

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jul 28

    Scheduling Delay Does Not Warrant Canceling the Deposition

    Scheduling Delay Does Not Warrant Canceling the Deposition
    Cleversafe, Inc. v. Amplidata, Inc., No. 11 C 4890, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 11, 2014) (Cole, Mag. J.). Judge Cole denied plaintiff Cleversafe’s motion for a protective order and sanctions preventing the deposition of Cleversafe’s…
  • Jul 25

    “Growing Trend” That Bit Torrent Doe Defendants Need Not be Time-Related

    “Growing Trend” That Bit Torrent Doe Defendants Need Not be Time-Related
    TCYK, LLC, v. Does 1-44, No. 13 C 3825, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 20, 2014) (Dow J.). Judge Dow denied various Doe defendants’ motions to grant subpoenas to their respective ISPs in this BitTorrent copyright case involving the movie…
  • Jul 22

    Modifying the Innovation Act to Selectively Target the Patent Troll Problem

    Modifying the Innovation Act to Selectively Target the Patent Troll Problem
    The following is a blog post by Varun Shah, Aruba Network’s Director, Intellectual Property — full disclosure, I previously represented Aruba.  Shah has an interesting alternative patent reform proposal that seeks to target…
Rank this Week: 242