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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    September 25, 2016: Last Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Jane Pauley named replacement.

    September 25, 2016: Last Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Jane Pauley named replacement.
    The beginning of the special episode Celebrating Charlie included a sun with a bowtie. A different edition of Sunday morning. Last day of hosting. Black suit, white shirt. First up, Rita Braver tells Charlie: Relax. Almost fifty years…
  • Sep 23

    Nature discusses recent events in the CRISPR patent battle

    Nature discusses recent events in the CRISPR patent battle
    Obviousness in patent law is measured relevant to a person having ordinary skill in the art (sometimes designated PHOSITA). The CRISPR patent battles will, in part, turn on the level of skill.Nature wrote of the Doudna (Berkeley) vs. Zhang…
  • Sep 23

    CAFC affirms D. Delaware in Roche v. Lifescan: the meaning of "microelectrode"

    CAFC affirms D. Delaware in Roche v. Lifescan: the meaning of "microelectrode"
    Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc. and Corange InternationalLimited (“Roche”) appeal from the UnitedStates District Court for the District of Delaware’s grantof summary judgment in favor of Lifescan Incorporatedand Nova…
Rank this Week: 40

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: 53

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    ChIPs Global Summit Report 4: Facebook, Apple and the DoJ discuss the tension between privacy and security

    ChIPs Global Summit Report 4: Facebook, Apple and the DoJ discuss the tension between privacy and security
    The privacy v security panel ready for a robustdebateOn the evening of the first day of the ChIPs Global Summit, the AmeriKat surrounded herself with some more inspiring women, in the form of rising IP star, Guinevere Jobson (Fenwick &…
  • Sep 25

    ChIPs Global Summit Report 3: Congratulations - your patent has been allowed, when is it finally final?

    ChIPs Global Summit Report 3: Congratulations - your patent has been allowed, when is it finally final?
    Problems, problems everywhere,butwhere is the solution for the dual-track system?The problem of a dual track system was the final session the AmeriKat attended before lunch on the first day of the ChIPs Global Summit 2016, a topic which came…
  • Sep 25

    A song of Ice and Ice

    A song of Ice and Ice
    Iceland, a country famous for the northern lights, skyr yoghurt, and their recent performance in the Euros, has made headlines this week for threatening the trade mark rights of a major UK supermarket. The cause of this ire is unclear, as…
Rank this Week: 58

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Sep 25

    Traditional equitable defenses do not apply to IPR proceeding

    Traditional equitable defenses do not apply to IPR proceeding
    Husky Injection Molding v. Athena Automation (Fed. Cir. 2016) Referring to the headline. The PTAB (acting on behalf of the PTO Director) held that traditional equitable defenses do not apply to IPR proceedings.  Because this holding…
  • Sep 23

    Point of Novelty Returns to Indefiniteness Analysi

    Point of Novelty Returns to Indefiniteness Analysi
    Cox Communications v. Sprint (Fed. Cir. 2016) The district court found all of Sprint’s asserted claims invalid as indefinite under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 2.  The term “processing system” was common to the…
  • Sep 23

    Affinity Content Distribution Scheme – Abstract Idea

    Affinity Content Distribution Scheme – Abstract Idea
    Affinity Labs v. DirecTV (Fed. Cir. 2016) The Federal Circuit here affirms that Affinity’s challenged claims invalid as directed to an abstract idea.  when “stripped of excess claim verbiage”, Claim…
Rank this Week: 71

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 128

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    TTAB Test: How Did These Four Section 2(d) Appeals Turn Out?

    TTAB Test: How Did These Four Section 2(d) Appeals Turn Out?
    I once heard a TTAB judge say that the outcome of most Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion cases may be predicted just by looking at the marks and the identified goods/services, without more. Well, try that approach on these four recent…
  • Sep 22

    Christopher Larkin Appointed As TTAB Administrative Trademark Judge

    Christopher Larkin Appointed As TTAB Administrative Trademark Judge
    Christopher Larkin has been appointed to the position of Administrative Trademark Judge at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. His appointment brings the total number of TTAB judges to 26. Christopher Larkin comes to the Board from his…
  • Sep 21

    Erik Pelton's Report on Sept. 16th TPAC Meeting

    Erik Pelton's Report on Sept. 16th TPAC Meeting
    A tip of the fedora to FOTTABlog Erik M. Pelton, who once again provides a report (here) on the latest meeting of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (a/k/a TPAC). Note particularly the slides provided at the end of Erik's blog post. With…
Rank this Week: 141

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 23

    Common Law in the Age of Arbitration

    Common Law in the Age of Arbitration
    Myriam Gilles, The Day Doctrine Died: Private Arbitration and the End of Law, 2016 U. Ill. L. Rev. 371 (2016).Allan ErbsenJudge-made law is dynamic. Rules adapt to innovations in technology, trends in human behavior and markets, and nascent…
  • Sep 22

    Law, Legend, and Forgotten Histories of Survivance

    Law, Legend, and Forgotten Histories of Survivance
    Katrina Jagodinsky, Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946 (2016).Karen TaniIn 2016, legal history is a capacious field – one with a catholic view of…
  • Sep 21

    Whistling for the Dog in Affirmative Action

    Whistling for the Dog in Affirmative Action
    Reviewing Khiara Bridges, The Deserving Poor, The Undeserving Poor and Class-Based Affirmative Action, 66 Emory L.J. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Daria RoithmayrThe link between race and class inequality is a hot topic. The top two…
Rank this Week: 117

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

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

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 144

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

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

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Sep 16

    Red Dirt IP Digs Up Americana Root

    Red Dirt IP Digs Up Americana Root
    Elizabeth Isaac Dunlap Codding is honored to partner once again with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office to spread the word of the booming creativity abounding in our state. This time we…
  • Sep 9

    Friday Fun – Lightsaber Training/Battle Simulator Patent Application

    Friday Fun – Lightsaber Training/Battle Simulator Patent Application
    Jeremy McKinney This spring, Disney officially broke ground on a 14-acre expansion that includes “Star Wars” themed lands. Among other features, a recently published patent…
  • Sep 1

    Derivations: Wild West of the USPTO

    Derivations: Wild West of the USPTO
    Genni Ellis Derivations came on the patent scene via the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) that was passed by Congress and signed into Law by President Obama on September 16, 2011.1…
Rank this Week: 162

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Sep 23

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Defeats Maze of Copyright Preemption Claim

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Defeats Maze of Copyright Preemption Claim
    GlobeRanger is a software company that specializes in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.  GlobeRanger RFID solutions focus on inventory management, allowing users to filter, process and store inventory information in real…
  • Sep 16

    PlumbBob Flash Drive Design May Be Protected by Copyright

    PlumbBob Flash Drive Design May Be Protected by Copyright
    Electronic Arts (EA) creates a variety of online games, including The Sims.  The Sims game includes a gem-shaped icon called a “PlumbBob.”  To promote a Collector’s Edition of The Sims, EA contracted with…
  • Sep 2

    Stem Cell Photographer's $1.6 Million Copyright Infringement Jury Verdict Upheld

    Stem Cell Photographer's $1.6 Million Copyright Infringement Jury Verdict Upheld
    Andrew Leonard photographs stem cells using an electron microscope.  Due to the technical skill required, he is one of just a handful of such photographers.  Leonard pays a scientific research institution to use its electron…
Rank this Week: 218

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Advertising question of the day

    Advertising question of the day
    Does the following pose any advertising issues?  Does it matter whether the business sells non-organic food?Thanks to James Grimmelmann for the photo.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Sep 22

    "unique" and "innovative" are puffery

    "unique" and "innovative" are puffery
    LoggerHead Tools, LLC v. Sears Holdings Corp., 2016 WL 5080028, No. 12-cv-9033 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 20, 2016)LoggerHead sued Sears under the Lanham Act and Illinois state law for false advertising; the court granted summary judgment to…
  • Sep 21

    How does race affect copyrightable expression?

    How does race affect copyrightable expression?
    Fulks v. Knowles-Carter, No. 16-Civ-4278 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 12, 2016), contains an interesting bit about race and copyrightable expression:[P]laintiff argues that the “race of the characters in the [Film] is irrelevant to the total concept…
Rank this Week: 198

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
  • Sep 21

    Six Years Later, NLRB’s Social Media Guidelines Still Confound

    Six Years Later, NLRB’s Social Media Guidelines Still Confound
    Six years ago, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) became one of the first governmental agencies to regulate social media use in the workplace.  In 2010 and 2011, the NLRB issued a series of guidance memos and decisions sketching…
  • Jul 11

    Clicking Your Way to Enforceability – Court Enforces “Clickwrap” Non-Compete Agreement

    Clicking Your Way to Enforceability – Court Enforces “Clickwrap” Non-Compete Agreement
    You’ve heard the buzz about Pokemon GO and decide to give it a try.  After installing the game on your phone and moving past the initial splash screen, you’re presented with the game’s Terms of Service, which you may…
  • May 21

    Defend Trade Secrets Act Gives Employers New Options to Combat Trade Secrets Theft

    Defend Trade Secrets Act Gives Employers New Options to Combat Trade Secrets Theft
    Whether it’s the secret recipe for your gourmet cupcakes or a unique process for manufacturing your best-selling product, trade secrets are valuable company assets.  When an employee leaves, there’s a risk they will take your…
Rank this Week: 182

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 215

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Sep 8

    Lindsay Lohan’s Right of publicity lawsuit regarding “Grand Theft Auto V” dismissed

    Lindsay Lohan’s Right of publicity lawsuit regarding “Grand Theft Auto V” dismissed
    Recently a lawsuit brought by Lindsay Lohan against the makers of the “Grand Theft Auto V” video game was dismissed.[1] Lindsay Lohan, along with Karen Gravano of the show “Mob Wives,” each brought lawsuits against the…
  • Sep 5

    Client Spotlight: Stichiz

    Client Spotlight: Stichiz
    As I’ve mentioned in my previous spotlight post, Santucci Priore, P.L. have the privilege to represent a veritable cornucopia of clients. By far and wide, one of our most charming and talented is hip hop artist and femcee, Stichiz.…
  • Sep 1

    The debate over “Patent Trolls” revisited

    The debate over “Patent Trolls” revisited
    The debate regarding what to do about “Patent Trolls” has lately been gaining steam and has been brought to the public attention in various ways. The term “Patent Trolls” usually refers to a person or company that…
Rank this Week: 223

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 25

    FDA Approves Amjevita -- Amgen's HUMIRA® Biosimilar

    FDA Approves Amjevita -- Amgen's HUMIRA® Biosimilar
    By Andrew Williams -- On Friday, the FDA approved Amgen's application to market Amjevita (adalimumab-atto), a biosimilar to AbbVie's HUMIRA (adalimumab) fully human anti-TNF-α antibody. This marks the fourth biosimilar approved by the…
  • Sep 25

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    September 29, 2016 - IP & Diagnostics Symposium (Biotechnology Innovation Organization) - Alexandria, VA September 29, 2016 - "Patent Inventorship: Best Practices for Determination and Correction -- Distinguishing Between Inventor and…
  • Sep 24

    Webinar on Patent vs. Trade Secret Protection

    Webinar on Patent vs. Trade Secret Protection
    McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar entitled "To Patent or Not to Patent: When to Keep Your IP a Trade Secret" on October 19, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT). In this presentation, MBHB attorneys…
Rank this Week: 403

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Sep 23

    No infringement; claims invalid in Intel v. HTC case

    No infringement; claims invalid in Intel v. HTC case
    Chalk another one up for the double loss column for plaintiffs. After a pair of plaintiff wins last week in Tyler and Marshall, a patent plaintiff lost on both infringement and invalidity today. A Marshall jury in Judge Gilstrap's court...
  • Sep 21

    Cybersecurity for Law Firms - Presentation at 40th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation conference

    Cybersecurity for Law Firms - Presentation at 40th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation conference
    Well, if you're going to miss me talking about the effect of the new federal rules on discovery and pleadings on patent litigation in Plano in November, or moderating a panel on trade secret litigation at the EDTX bench/bar in...
  • Sep 20

    Institute for Law and Technology’s 54th Annual Conference on IP Law - Plano, TX

    Institute for Law and Technology’s 54th Annual Conference on IP Law - Plano, TX
    My cochair Steve Malin (Chen Malin) and I would like to invite you to attend the Institute for Law and Technology’s 54th Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law. The program will be held November 14-15, 2016 at the Center for...
Rank this Week: 317

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Michigan v. M22: The Road Sign Trademark Battle

    Michigan v. M22: The Road Sign Trademark Battle
    If you’ve ever driving north through Michigan, particularly during the autumn leaf season, I highly recommend taking the popular “scenic route,” that is, the route bordering the shore of Lake Michigan along the Leelanau…
  • Sep 22

    Trendy Shoemaker Cannot Slay the Fashion King

    Trendy Shoemaker Cannot Slay the Fashion King
    Plaintiff LVL XIII Brands Inc. (“LVL XIII”) must not have heard of the old saying:  “Never strike a king unless you are sure you shall kill him.”  The New York start-up sneaker company decided to take on…
  • Sep 21

    The Evolution of Pod-Shaped Lip Balm

    The Evolution of Pod-Shaped Lip Balm
    I’m sure most of you have noticed those little egg shaped lip balms at the check out line in Target, Wal-Mart, Costco, and just about any other big store. The company that makes these, Evolution of Smooth or EOS, really hit on something…
Rank this Week: 382

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Sep 23

    3 Count: Closed Street

    3 Count: Closed Street
    Oracle gets permanent injunction and more damages in Rimini Street case, BMG threatened an ISP and two Reps support FCC's set-top box plan. The post 3 Count: Closed Street appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Sep 22

    3 Count: Appealing Together

    3 Count: Appealing Together
    The Turtles appeal their loss in Florida to Sirius XM, Skittles photographer claims Donald Trump Jr. didn't have permission to use his image and more! The post 3 Count: Appealing Together appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Sep 21

    When Public Domain is Not Public Domain

    When Public Domain is Not Public Domain
    Imagine being hit with a threat for your own photograph. Now, imagine you had dedicated that image to the public domain. That's what happened to one photog. The post When Public Domain is Not Public Domain appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 412

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
  • Sep 19

    Three Kinds of UDRP Disputes and Their Outcome

    Three Kinds of UDRP Disputes and Their Outcome
    There are three kinds of udrp disputes, those that are out-and-out cybersquatting, those that are truly contested, and those that are flat-out overreaching by trademark owners. In the first group are the plain vanilla disputes; sometimes…
  • Sep 12

    Getting it Right the First Time; Second Chance With New Fact

    Getting it Right the First Time; Second Chance With New Fact
    UDRP complainants are expected to get it right the first time, and if they don’t there’s a narrow window for a second filing. Evidence previously available but overlooked will not support a new complaint, although this does not…
  • Sep 5

    Masking Identity with Proxy/Privacy Service

    Masking Identity with Proxy/Privacy Service
    No censure attaches to having domain names registered by proxy/privacy services. However, while the practice has become routine for protecting privacy and sensitive information, registering in the name of a proxy is still taken into account…
Rank this Week: 250

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Sep 19

    2d Cir: Brown v Winfrey re OWN YOUR POWER

    2d Cir: Brown v Winfrey re OWN YOUR POWER
    Blogged previously here and here. Plaintiff fails to establish protectability of OWN YOUR POWER, and likelihood of confusion arising from Oprah’s use on magazine cover and other usages.
  • Sep 14

    SDNY: LVL XIII v LV re Metal toe plate

    SDNY: LVL XIII v LV re Metal toe plate
    107 page decision by Engelmeyer, J. Plaintiff targets its LVL XIII (Level 13) sneaker at the luxury ($500) market. The sneaker has a metal toe plate with LVL XIII engraved on it: Plaintiff’s sneaker got some traction: a few celebrities…
  • Sep 13

    Patchogue’s LIVE AFTER FIVE v Farmingdale’s LIVE AT FIVE

    Patchogue’s LIVE AFTER FIVE v Farmingdale’s LIVE AT FIVE
    Patchogue is about thirty minutes from Farmingdale on Long Island. Patchogue’s festivals are ALIVE AFTER FIVE and Farmingdale’s festivals are ALIVE AT FIVE.
Rank this Week: 352

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Sep 16

    Twice as nice in Ohio

    Twice as nice in Ohio
    Two times twice, really.  Next week I will be presenting in Ohio for the second time, which is nice twice once. Nice twice twice is that this second presentation is the 26th All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property…
  • Sep 9

    Official, municipal and trademarkable

    Official, municipal and trademarkable
    Originally posted 2012-07-23 14:01:30. Republished by Blog Post PromoterA long time ago I asked this question about the aggressive IP — or quasi-IP — enforcement policy of New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority: [T]he…
  • Sep 9

    Louis Vuitton — the big IP player that keeps on giving

    Louis Vuitton — the big IP player that keeps on giving
    Ah hah!  Two of my favorite subjects, like peanut butter and chocolate, in one candy bar: prof amici in @LouisVuitton case argue federal trademark dilution statute “is in fatal tension w/ 1st amendment.”…
Rank this Week: 350

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/
Rank this Week: 290

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Sep 15

    Software Patent Update: Why McRO matters.

    Software Patent Update: Why McRO matters.
    We posted Tuesday about the McRO case, and here is some more commentary for consideration, which we posted on our firm's web site, too. One very notable point is that different from prior Federal Circuit decisions since Alice, here the claims…
  • Sep 13

    Case Update: McRo Inc. v. Namco Bandai et al. - Reversed on Appeal

    Case Update: McRo Inc. v. Namco Bandai et al. - Reversed on Appeal
    MCRO, INC. v. BANDAI NAMCO GAMES AMERICA INC., at al.United States Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitCases 2015-1080, -1081, -1082, -1083, -1084, -1085, -1086, -1087, -1088, -1089, -1090, -1092, -1093, -1094, -1095, -1096, -1097,…
  • Sep 13

    Case Update: McRo Inc. v. Namco Bandai et al. - Reversed on Appeal

    Case Update: McRo Inc. v. Namco Bandai et al. - Reversed on Appeal
    MCRO, INC. v. BANDAI NAMCO GAMES AMERICA INC., at al.United States Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitCases 2015-1080, -1081, -1082, -1083, -1084, -1085, -1086, -1087, -1088, -1089, -1090, -1092, -1093, -1094, -1095, -1096, -1097,…
Rank this Week: 310

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Sep 9

    Title III Crowdfunding Update

    Title III Crowdfunding Update
    I recently listened to a webinar regarding equity crowdfunding by the Angel Capital Association.  It was very informative, and I decided to share with you some insights.  You can listen to the full webinar here.  Here are their…
  • Aug 25

    Regulation Crowdfunding: Are You the Right Candidate for It?

    Regulation Crowdfunding: Are You the Right Candidate for It?
    As you all probably already know, in 2015 the Securities and Exchange Commission (or the SEC) adopted Regulation Crowdfunding to implement Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.  The Regulation Crowdfunding (or…
  • Mar 8

    Electronic Signatures: OK to Use?

    Electronic Signatures: OK to Use?
    This blog post focuses on the use and validity of electronic signatures. We will first investigate what constitutes an "electronic signature", we will then discuss the validity and enforceability of electronic signatures, and finally, we will…
Rank this Week: 291

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage
    Apple v. Samsung Apple applied for and received two design patents covering design elements on the front face of the Apple iPhone. Apple then successfully sued Samsung for infringement of these design patents. The jury awarded Apple damages…
  • Sep 23

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain
    The World’s Most popular Song You all know the tune, so why do you rarely hear the song Happy Birthday To You in movies and on television? The reason is that from 1988 until yesterday Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. had been demanding…
Rank this Week: 315

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted
    In Malibu Media v. Doe, EDNY 15-3504, Judge Locke has denied the defendant's motion to quash, and lifted the stay on all of the EDNY Malibu Media cases, which had all been consolidated. The Court accepted the representations of plaintiff's…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
  • Oct 6

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash
    A motion to quash was made by one of the many John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of New York Malibu Media cases. The defendant was represented by Chejin Park, Esq., of Flushing. Due to the "serious questions as to whether good…
Rank this Week: 359

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Mar 17

    How to Add Figure Numbers to Patent Drawings using Adobe Acrobat

    How to Add Figure Numbers to Patent Drawings using Adobe Acrobat
    If you ever need to quickly add figure numbers to a number of sheets of drawings (each having a single drawing per sheet) for a provisional patent application and you have version of Adobe Acrobat Pro with the built in bates numbering…
  • Jun 23

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015
    According to the USPTO, users will no longer be able to use Google Chrome to access PAIR/EFS-Web after September 2015. ADVISORY (22JUNE2015) In April 2015, Google Chrome removed the default ability to use the Java plug-in for browser version…
  • Sep 23

    USPTO First To File Roadshow

    USPTO First To File Roadshow
    Via this USPTO webpage: The USPTO will be hosting seven half-day roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). In…
Rank this Week: 308

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi
    Dear Readers: This is a post I co-wrote with Joe Wallin, who has published the almost identical post here. If you are investing in early stage companies, there are certain deal terms you want. Most you probably know already: if...
  • Mar 11

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

    A Gift from Congress to Angel
    The picture here was taken by Joe Wallin, who was on a panel with me, Gary Kocher of K&L Gates, Tom Alberg of Madrona Ventures, and Dan Rosen of the Alliance of Angels, talking to the Angel Capital Association's NW...
  • Mar 3

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
Rank this Week: 280

IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
Rank this Week: 339

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 329

Video Game Law Blog

Video Game Law Blog

Covers current Issues in video game law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Video-Game-Law
  • Mar 28

    WOW!

    WOW!
    A court in Berlin has ruled that some provisions of the World of Warcraft Terms of Use violate German consumer protection laws and are void. [More…]
  • Feb 26

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced
    Recently, Ontario announced the first recipients of the Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Program (the “Program”). The Program, which mirrors the Investment Accelerator Fund, was launched in 2013 by the Province of Ontario with…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship
    On Tuesday February 11, 2014, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the Canadian federal budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The budget proposes to provide an additional $40 million over four years to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator…
Rank this Week: 351

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...
    "Suzy" asks: If I look on uspto.gov and see that there is a company already trademarked under a name similiar to my company's name will my trademarked registration be denied?   My response:  
  • Nov 21

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?
    Before beginning to draft the patent application there is one step you must take to make sure you get MAXIMUM protection for your idea (and to make sure no one gets around it). And that step is establishing the hook. Allow me to explain what…
  • Nov 18

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
Rank this Week: 347

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/
  • Sep 25

    Talento sinaloense en el CERN

    Talento sinaloense en el CERN
    Culiacán, Sinaloa. 29 de agosto de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Científicos de 29 países del mundo hacen equipo para recrear la explosión que dio vida al universo. Entre ellos se encuentran los…
  • Sep 25

    Contribuye Cidesi en mecánica de espectrógrafo

    Contribuye Cidesi en mecánica de espectrógrafo
    Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro. 26 de agosto de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- El Centro de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Cidesi), a través de su Gerencia de Optomecánica, colabora en la…
  • Sep 24

    Premio a la Innovación en Bionano: Ciencia y Tecnología Cinvestav Neolpharma 2016

    Premio a la Innovación en Bionano: Ciencia y Tecnología Cinvestav Neolpharma 2016
    Ciudad de México. 26 de agosto de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Con el objetivo de estimular estudios sobre nanomateriales con impacto en el mejoramiento de aspectos de la vida, el Centro de Investigación y de…
Rank this Week: 648

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Sep 24

    Do We Really Own the Tats on Our Bodies?

    Do We Really Own the Tats on Our Bodies?
    Many of us function under the assumption that tattoos on our bodies are ours to display in any form we wish. Intellectual property lawsuits regarding the rights of tattoo artists have begun to highlight a number of questions concerning who…
  • Sep 23

    Artist Suing Police for Violating her Constitutional Right

    Artist Suing Police for Violating her Constitutional Right
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Idaho and Co-counsel have filed a lawsuit against Idaho State Police on behalf of the Visual Arts Collective, Alley Repertory Theater, and performance artist Anne McDonald. McDonald is claiming the…
  • Sep 21

    Proposed Law will Protect International Art Loans from US Court Jurisdiction

    Proposed Law will Protect International Art Loans from US Court Jurisdiction
    According to many museum professionals, certain countries are reluctant to loan works of art to arts institutions in the United States due to ongoing ownership or provenance questions. A recent bill sent to Senate for consideration, the…
Rank this Week: 458

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Sep 24

    Federal Circuit Reminder that “Comprising” is Open-Ended in Patent Claim

    Federal Circuit Reminder that “Comprising” is Open-Ended in Patent Claim
    Construing patent a patent claim whose preamble recited an “electrical power distribution plugstrip comprising in combination” a variety of elements listed in the body of the claim, the Federal Circuit overturned a finding of…
  • Sep 18

    What Is a Party’s Burden in Seeking a Determination of Patent-Ineligibility?

    What Is a Party’s Burden in Seeking a Determination of Patent-Ineligibility?
    A court denied a patent infringement defendant’s motion to dismiss under FRCP 12(b)(6); the defendant, alleging that four patents were invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101 for failing to recite patent-eligible matter, failed in its…
  • Sep 15

    Patent Claims to Cellular Network Messaging Survive Summary Judgment

    Patent Claims to Cellular Network Messaging Survive Summary Judgment
    Case:  Comcast Cable Communications, LLC et al. v. Sprint Communications Company L.P., No. 12-859 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 24, 2016). Result: Summary judgment of patent-ineligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 denied (in the course of deciding a…
Rank this Week: 895

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Sep 23

    Sign Copyright Alliance’s Letter to Political Candidate

    Sign Copyright Alliance’s Letter to Political Candidate
    ~From the Copyright Alliance~ Dear Creators, As election season grows closer and important copyright issues take center stage, please sign our letter reminding candidates of the vital role that copyright, free expression, creativity and…
  • Sep 22

    Photography and the Law Courses on LinkedIn Learning

    Photography and the Law Courses on LinkedIn Learning
    LinkedIn announced today the launch of LinkedIn Learning, an online learning platform enabling individuals and organizations to achieve their objectives and aspirations. LinkedIn’s goal is to help people discover and develop the skills…
  • Sep 15

    Do You Want to Remove Your ID Info from Copyright Office Records?

    Do You Want to Remove Your ID Info from Copyright Office Records?
    The U.S. Copyright Office today published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”), seeking public comment on proposed new rules related to personally identifiable information (“PII”) that may be found in the…
Rank this Week: 454

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Software and Business Method Inventions After Alice

    Software and Business Method Inventions After Alice
    Patent attorneys are often asked the question: “Is my idea patentable?”  Often the idea is related to software or business methods.  Well-known business methods include Amazon’s “1-click shopping” and…
  • Sep 16

    Federal Circuit is In Sync with Patent’s Validity Under Section 101

    Federal Circuit is In Sync with Patent’s Validity Under Section 101
    The Federal Circuit overturned a District Court ruling that a patent directed to automated lip synchronization and manipulation of animated characters’ facial expressions was invalid under Section 101 as being an abstract idea. The…
  • Jul 28

    Parent Company Furnishes Cancellation of Subsidiary’s Trademark Registration

    Parent Company Furnishes Cancellation of Subsidiary’s Trademark Registration
    Does your company’s wholly-owned subsidiary own trademarks in its own name?  Has your company acquired any companies that own trademarks?  If so, your company’s use of those trademarks will not prevent cancellation of…
Rank this Week: 766

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 634

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Sep 22

    The Drones Are Coming! The Drones Are Coming!… Or Maybe Not

    The Drones Are Coming! The Drones Are Coming!… Or Maybe Not
    FAA’s Latest Drone Regulations Undercut Commercial Drone Delivery Viability Drones are the future of fast, efficient, and environmentally friendly delivery. Imagine a world where drones simply dropped your packages, school supplies, or…
  • Sep 21

    State-sponsored Monopoly: How North Carolina is Crushing Internet Competition and Hurting Rural

    State-sponsored Monopoly: How North Carolina is Crushing Internet Competition and Hurting Rural
    Most North Carolina residents have experienced frustration with their lack of options when it comes to Internet Service Providers (ISP’s). And although this issue is common throughout the country, it is particularly problematic in North…
  • Sep 21

    Daily Fantasy Sports: A Pulse Check

    Daily Fantasy Sports: A Pulse Check
    At the beginning of last year’s NFL season, it seemed like you couldn’t watch football for ten minutes without finding yourself bombarded with advertising for the two largest daily fantasy sports websites operating in the United…
Rank this Week: 729

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Sep 22

    WHOSE NAME IS IT ANYWAY?

    WHOSE NAME IS IT ANYWAY?
    By Ruth Hoy and Emily Leach (London) Designing under your own name is a natural, even intuitive choice for many designers and is an established practice in the fashion industry.  To protect their brand, designers often register their own…
  • Sep 20

    THE RIGHT OF A TRADEMARK OWNER TO ACT AGAINST PREPARATORY ACTS OF INFRINGEMENT

    THE RIGHT OF A TRADEMARK OWNER TO ACT AGAINST PREPARATORY ACTS OF INFRINGEMENT
    By Justyna Wilczynska-Baraniak and Aleksandra Baczykowska (Warsaw) In the fashion industry, tags and labels are a key element of the end product.  Therefore, the change of Regulation 2015/2424 and Directive 2008/95/EC of 16 December 2015…
  • Sep 15

    THINK BEFORE YOU LINK – CJEU CONFIRMS THAT LINKING TO FREELY AVAILABLE BUT UNAUTHORISED CONTENT CAN INFRINGE COPYRIGHT

    THINK BEFORE YOU LINK – CJEU CONFIRMS THAT LINKING TO FREELY AVAILABLE BUT UNAUTHORISED CONTENT CAN INFRINGE COPYRIGHT
    By Rahool Sarjua and John Cloke Following the string of cases on hyperlinking the CJEU has dealt with in recent years, the court has emphatically confirmed in its judgment in GS Media v Sanoma & Ors that hyperlinking to works that have…
Rank this Week: 954

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 574

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/
  • Sep 20

    Which voting machines can be hacked through the Internet?

    Which voting machines can be hacked through the Internet?
    Over 9000 jurisdictions (counties and states) in the U.S. run elections with a variety of voting machines: optical scanners for paper ballots, and direct-recording “touchscreen” machines.  Which ones of them can be hacked to…
  • Sep 15

    Bitcoin’s history deserves to be better preserved

    Bitcoin’s history deserves to be better preserved
    Much of Bitcoin’s development has happened in the open in a transparent manner through the mailing list and the bitcoin-dev IRC channel. The third-party website BitcoinStats maintains logs of the bitcoin-dev IRC chats. [1] This resource…
  • Sep 14

    All the News That’s Fit to Change: Insights into a corpus of 2.5 million news headline

    All the News That’s Fit to Change: Insights into a corpus of 2.5 million news headline
    [Thanks to Joel Reidenberg for encouraging this deeper dive into news headlines!] There is no guarantee that a news headline you see online today will not change tomorrow, or even in the next hour, or will even be the same headlines your…
Rank this Week: 493

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Zambia's New Traditional Knowldege, Genetic Resources and Expressions of Folklore Act.

    Zambia's New Traditional Knowldege, Genetic Resources and Expressions of Folklore Act.
    A Zambian citenge depicting a village scene.(This is the one Little Leo has with her far from home,so this is the one that gets pictured.)Little Leo promised you a look at Zambia’s new TK, GR and EOF bill, so here we go.  Quite…
  • Sep 18

    Anything you can think of can be 3D printed. But what about intellectual property?

    Anything you can think of can be 3D printed. But what about intellectual property?
    SLA 3D Printer used by Rabbit Whatever object you can think of, as long as it’s not giant-sized, can be 3D printed these days. NASA is sending 3D printers onboard spacecraft, to print spare parts if and when they’re needed. Nike…
  • Sep 17

    Zambia Welcomes Two New IP Treatie

    Zambia Welcomes Two New IP Treatie
    What better to do during cold season than sit huddled inside signing IP bills into law?  At least that seems to be the case for usually-quiet Zed with the introduction of two new IP laws this past June.  The Industrial Designs Act…
Rank this Week: 803

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Sep 17

    Does Australia Have a (US-Style) Two-Step Test for Patent-Eligibility?

    Does Australia Have a (US-Style) Two-Step Test for Patent-Eligibility?
    In its Mayo/Myriad/Alice series of cases, the US Supreme Court has established a two-step test in order to determine whether a claimed invention defines patent-eligible subject matter or not.  In the first step, the claims are examined…
  • Sep 11

    Recombinant DNA Technology and Extensions of Patent Term – ‘Swiss-Style’ Claims Continue to Confuse

    Recombinant DNA Technology and Extensions of Patent Term – ‘Swiss-Style’ Claims Continue to Confuse
    A recent decision by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of Australia has addressed the question of whether a patent directed to a second or subsequent medical use of a known pharmaceutical substance can be eligible for an extension of term,…
  • Sep 4

    The Limitations of Patents in a Globalised Economy

    The Limitations of Patents in a Globalised Economy
    Advances in information technology, transport and communications, along with the implementation of multinational trade agreements, have resulted in a great acceleration in cross-border movement of goods, services, technologies and capital…
Rank this Week: 909

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Sep 14

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. ECJ clarifies the copyright infringement rules concerning hyperlinks The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that…
  • Aug 31

    New issue of Music & Copyright

    New issue of Music & Copyright
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Russia’s royalty collection system heading for a big shake-up Russia’s music royalty collecting segment has…
  • Aug 3

    New issue of Music & Copyright with France country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with France country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. German recorded music sector on track for another year of growth Figures published by the German music trade body…
Rank this Week: 456