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Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jul 18

    McCarthy speak

    McCarthy speak
    This is really something!  I always knew John Welch was the definitive resource online, and then some, for what’s going on at the Trademark Trials and Appeal Board — the TTAB, of course — via his seminal, inimitable and…
  • Jul 7

    Other First Amendment busine

    Other First Amendment busine
    Spend enough time perusing LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® and you might get the impression that there’s only one freedom protected by the First Amendment. This is error. I don’t often get to share a legal filing…
  • Jul 5

    Oklahama! OK!

    Oklahama! OK!
    Originally posted 2012-11-13 14:24:40. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIs it still “mainstream media” if the guy isn’t wearing a tie?
Rank this Week: 48

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: 64

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: 65

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • May 13

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"
    Today, as our capacity to prolong life increases, people dispute whether indefinite prolongation could possibly be good. A leading bioethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) has written that we should all want to die at 75! I'll…
  • May 12

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
  • May 2

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"
    Justin Driver is Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar. His principal research interests include constitutional law, constitutional theory, and the intersection of race with legal institutions. Prior…
Rank this Week: 70

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Jul 21

    Message Board Operator May Be Liable For Moderator’s Content–Enigma v. Bleeping

    Message Board Operator May Be Liable For Moderator’s Content–Enigma v. Bleeping
    It’s been a brutal year for Section 230 jurisprudence, and the hits keep coming. In today’s case, the parties ran into a judge who seemed unshakably determined–for reasons I can’t determine–to deny the motion to…
  • Jul 20

    Sideloading Service Defeats Copyright Infringement Claims–BWP v. Polyvore

    Sideloading Service Defeats Copyright Infringement Claims–BWP v. Polyvore
    BWP Media is a celebrity photo agency and a repeat online copyright plaintiff. Polyvore is…well, I don’t really get what they do. They say the site “is a new way to discover and shop for things you love in fashion,...
  • Jul 20

    Was Melania Trump’s Plagiarism Also Copyright Infringement? (Guest Blog Post)

    Was Melania Trump’s Plagiarism Also Copyright Infringement? (Guest Blog Post)
    By Guest Blogger Tyler Ochoa The first night of the Republican National Convention generated quite a bit of controversy, as Melania Trump was accused of plagiarizing a key passage in her speech from a similar passage in Michelle Obama’s…
Rank this Week: 87

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    The Washington Post resurrects the patent quality debate

    The Washington Post resurrects the patent quality debate
    The Washington Post is hitting on a lack of quality at the USPTO:The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is so focused on rewarding its employees for the number of applications they review that the quality of patents they give out is in…
  • Jul 22

    Apple fares poorly at CAFC in Unwired Planet case

    Apple fares poorly at CAFC in Unwired Planet case
    Part of ND Cal's claim construction was found to be in error by the CAFC, which determination was adverse to Apple:We conclude that the district court erred in its constructionof “voice input.” The claims require a voiceinput, not…
  • Jul 22

    Washington Post inadvertently raises some (other) plagiarism issue

    Washington Post inadvertently raises some (other) plagiarism issue
    In a post titled After Melania Trump’s plagiarism, the press hunts for more stolen speeches, Callum Borcherswrote, as to speeches by Donald Trump Jr. and Mike Pence:But as The Fix's Philip Bump explained Wednesday, the controversy…
Rank this Week: 100

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

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

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Feb 2

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling
    The conventional wisdom about last night’s Super Bowl is that the Seahawks made a game-losing mistake by running a passing play from the Patriots’ one yard line in the closing seconds. Some are calling it the worst Super Bowl play…
  • Jan 30

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton
    As promised, here are the final project presentations from the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies class I taught at Princeton. I encouraged students to build something real, rather than toy class projects, and they delivered. I hope…
  • Jan 28

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace
    Freedom to Tinker readers are probably aware of the current controversy over Google’s handling of ongoing security vulnerabilities in its Android WebView component. What sounds at first like a routine security problem turns out to have…
Rank this Week: 119

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    The Olympics! Officially Protected from Zika by OFF!

    The Olympics! Officially Protected from Zika by OFF!
    The Summer Olympics are with us again, in what has been a great summer for sports. Besides the normal summer sports highlights, soccer fans have gotten a special second year in a row of the Copa America, not so great if you’re a Messi…
  • Jul 20

    A Prime Concern: Counterfeiting on Amazon

    A Prime Concern: Counterfeiting on Amazon
    Readers: find any good deals on Prime Day? For my part, I abstained. I’ve had a “Gold Box” deal sitting in the box for about 6 months now — turns out, I really didn’t need a pressure cooker. If you did…
  • Jul 18

    Trademark Goods/Services Limitations, Why Not Exclude Any Federal Unlawful Activities?

    Trademark Goods/Services Limitations, Why Not Exclude Any Federal Unlawful Activities?
    Those involved in the cannabis industry — where certain activities are legal in some States, but unlawful under federal law — continue to search for creative strategies and solutions in protecting their trademarks and service…
Rank this Week: 142

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
  • Jul 22

    I’m a Limerick-al Gangsta

    I’m a Limerick-al Gangsta
    Laura Robinson Creativity abounds at our office, and especially when we spend a weekend together at the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section yearly meeting…
  • Jul 15

    Fed Cir Finds § 101 Patent Eligible Subject Matter in BASCOM

    Fed Cir Finds § 101 Patent Eligible Subject Matter in BASCOM
    Jeremy McKinney On June 27, 2016, a three judge panel of the Federal Circuit delivered a decision in BASCOM Global Internet v. AT&T Mobility LLC. The court held that while…
  • Jul 8

    USPTO Changes Patent Post-Grant Proceedings Electronic Filing System

    USPTO Changes Patent Post-Grant Proceedings Electronic Filing System
    Ann Robl On July 9, 2016, the U.S. Patent Office will cease using the Patent Review Processing System (PRPS) for electronic filings in post-grant reviews, inter partes reviews, and…
Rank this Week: 169

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Jul 22

    Indiana Patent Law: Court Rules on Invalidity of Patent for Obviousne

    Indiana Patent Law: Court Rules on Invalidity of Patent for Obviousne
    Evansville, Indiana - In the matter of Berry Plastics Corporation v. Intertape Polymer Corporation, Judge Richard L. Young of the Southern District of Indiana ruled on Defendant Intertape's motion to reconsider the court's conclusion of…
  • Jul 21

    Copyright Office Tribunal Proposed as Alternative for Small Copyright Claim

    Copyright Office Tribunal Proposed as Alternative for Small Copyright Claim
    Washington, D.C. - Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Tom Marino (R-Pa) proposed legislation to create an alternative forum to facilitate the adjudication of "small" copyright claims. H.R. 5757,…
  • Jul 20

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Design Basics Files Three New Indiana Copyright Lawsuit

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Design Basics Files Three New Indiana Copyright Lawsuit
    Northern District of Indiana - Copyright lawyers for Plaintiff Design Basics, LLC of Omaha, Nebraska filed three intellectual property complaints in the Northern District of Indiana alleging copyright infringement. Plaintiffs are in the…
Rank this Week: 165

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
  • Jul 18

    Fair Use Incorporating Trademarks in Domain Name

    Fair Use Incorporating Trademarks in Domain Name
    The paragraph 4(c)(iii) safe harbors of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy are construed from a five word phrase, “legitimate noncommercial or fair use.” “Noncommercial” like “identical” in…
  • Jul 11

    Domain Names Identical to Trademarks But No Likelihood of Confusion

    Domain Names Identical to Trademarks But No Likelihood of Confusion
    Confusion is a basic element in both cybersquatting and trademark infringement. It appears twice in the UDRP; once in paragraph 4(a)(i) in the adjectival phrase “confusing similarity”, and once in paragraph 4(b)(iv) in the phrase…
  • Jul 4

    Cyber Infringement of Trademarks by Typosquatting

    Cyber Infringement of Trademarks by Typosquatting
    A fabled, serial cybersquatter of the early Internet argued that typographical errors in domain names were not cybersquatting at all because they had their own distinct identities. Moreover, “I have” (he argued) “just as…
Rank this Week: 167

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • 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…
  • Mar 17

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow
    Des Moines patent attorney Brett J. Trout has just been named a Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only, upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges, and unanimous approval by…
Rank this Week: 177

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Book Review: Innovation & IPRs in China & India

    Book Review: Innovation & IPRs in China & India
    The summer temperatures may send London into meltdown, but that doesn't mean that publications have stopped. Hot off the presses is, "Innovation and IPRS in China and India: Myths, Realities and Opportunities," edited by Kung-Chung Liu and…
  • Jul 21

    Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance rejects request to filter 'torrent' queries on Bing

    Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance rejects request to filter 'torrent' queries on Bing
    ... possibly trueCan search engines be ordered to filter all results containing certain keywords or a combination of certain keywords?In a nutshell, this was the issue that the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris (TGI) addressed in the…
  • Jul 21

    Federal Court of Justice greenlights colour mark red

    Federal Court of Justice greenlights colour mark red
    Red.In the ongoing dispute between the Sparkassen Group and Banco Santander, which led to the CJEU's decision in cases C‑217/13 and C‑218/13, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) has annulled the decision of the Federal…
Rank this Week: 229

Fame Appeal

Fame Appeal

Covers intellectual property and other legal issues affecting the entertainment and fashion industry.

http://fameappeal.com
Rank this Week: 196

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Merges & Mattioli on the Costs and (Enormous) Benefits of Patent Pool

    Merges & Mattioli on the Costs and (Enormous) Benefits of Patent Pool
    Patent pools bundle related patents for a single price, reducing the transaction costs of negotiating patent licenses but creating the threat of anti-competitive harm. So are they a net benefit from a social welfare perspective? Professors…
  • Jul 20

    New GAO Patent Studie

    New GAO Patent Studie
    The Government Accountability Office released two new reports on the PTO today: one on search capabilities and examiner monitoring, one on patent quality and clarity. They also released the underlying data from examiner surveys.I think the…
  • Jul 13

    Neel Sukhatme: Make Patent Examination Losers Pay

    Neel Sukhatme: Make Patent Examination Losers Pay
    Why do patent applicants pay higher fees when they succeed than when they fail? In a terrific new draft posted last week, "Loser Pays" in Patent Examination, Neel Sukhatme (Georgetown Law) argues that "such pricing is precisely backwards,…
Rank this Week: 319

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

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

    3 Count: Additional Casualtie

    3 Count: Additional Casualtie
    EFF sues alleging DMCA anti-circumvention violates First Amendment, Solarmovie shuts down following KAT closure and artists accuse Zara of infringement. The post 3 Count: Additional Casualties appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 21

    3 Count: Kickass Down

    3 Count: Kickass Down
    Kickass Torrents seized and owner arrested, U.S. Navy accused of large scale software piracy and Justin Timberlake responds to Damn Girl lawsuit. The post 3 Count: Kickass Down appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 19

    The Melania Trump Plagiarism Scandal

    The Melania Trump Plagiarism Scandal
    Melania Trump, the wife of presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, is accused of plagiarizing in her Republican National Convention speech. The post The Melania Trump Plagiarism Scandal appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 272

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

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

    GAO: Patent Office Must Define and Improve Patent Quality

    GAO: Patent Office Must Define and Improve Patent Quality
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published two new reports on Patent Office Activities along with the results of a major survey of 2,600 patent examiners. Patent Office Should Define Quality, Reassess Incentives,…
  • Jul 20

    Guest post: 2016 U.S. Patent Practitioner Trends Part 2 – Removal and Retirement of Patent Practitioner

    Guest post: 2016 U.S. Patent Practitioner Trends Part 2 – Removal and Retirement of Patent Practitioner
    By Zachary Kinnaird, Patent Attorney with International IP Law Group, PLLC Based on my analysis of the USPTO roster data: There were 44,295 registered patent practitioners in the U.S. as of April 2016. Of the practitioners originally…
  • Jul 19

    BASCOM v. AT&T: Section 101 Jurisprudence Continues to Develop

    BASCOM v. AT&T: Section 101 Jurisprudence Continues to Develop
    By Jason Rantanen BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility LLC (Fed. Cir. June 27, 2016) Download Bascom Panel: Newman (concurring in the result), O’Malley, Chen (author) Since Alice v. CLS Bank, the Federal Circuit…
Rank this Week: 299

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 243

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 18

    Autopilot Crashed My Car. Who’s Liable?

    Autopilot Crashed My Car. Who’s Liable?
    By Mackenzie Olson Recently, numerous drivers have claimed that their Tesla vehicles have crashed while in autopilot mode. Perhaps most notable was a crash that occurred in Florida, when a 2015 Tesla Model S in autopilot mode failed to apply…
  • Jul 13

    Game of Drone

    Game of Drone
    By Jessy Nations Sometime during the past decade or so we started taking the idea of making robots a part of our everyday lives more seriously. Naturally, we went from joking about making machines serve us by doing our menial chores, to…
  • Jul 8

    EU Privacy Litigation: United States Now Filing An Amicus Brief in Facebook Case

    EU Privacy Litigation: United States Now Filing An Amicus Brief in Facebook Case
    By Jason Liu The United States will be filing an amicus brief in the ongoing EU case between privacy activist Max Schrems and Facebook. Although not filed yet, the brief will provide vital information on the U.S.’ stance on privacy and…
Rank this Week: 318

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jul 17

    17 Seconds #26

    17 Seconds #26
    What should I do if I get a trademark cease and desist letter? You should probably cease and desist. Chances are you didn’t search your trademark before using it. Or, in order to “save” money, you didn’t register your…
  • Jun 30

    LawLawLaw #40

    LawLawLaw #40
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and trademarks), baseball…
  • Jun 17

    17 Seconds #25

    17 Seconds #25
    Help us update Clocktower Law’s list of cool clients. Clocktower Law believes that all of its clients are cool. But it is admittedly tricky to keep up with what y’all are doing. This is our request for help, since our cool clients…
Rank this Week: 261

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
  • Jul 13

    Influx of New Technology to Protect Artist’s Right

    Influx of New Technology to Protect Artist’s Right
    Copyright infringement of photographs and other printable materials is an ongoing battle for artists and publishers. With the ability to simply screenshot anything on a computer or phone screen, people are readily saving, sharing, and…
  • Jul 11

    Couple Copyrights Mansion to Prevent Neighbors from Building a Similar Home

    Couple Copyrights Mansion to Prevent Neighbors from Building a Similar Home
    A New York couple is fighting to keep their “unique dream house” truly unique by suing neighbors who are building a similar home. The couple designed and copyrighted the architectural plans of both the interior and exterior…
  • Jul 8

    Can an Artist Authenticate Forgeries Attributed to them?

    Can an Artist Authenticate Forgeries Attributed to them?
    Following a year-long investigation, police experts deemed thirteen of artist Lee Ufan’s works forgeries, yet Ufan disagrees with this assessment. Despite confession from art dealer Hyeon, Ufan maintains, after analyzing the works…
Rank this Week: 326

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
Rank this Week: 270

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 9

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question
    A good argument can be made that a given panel of PTAB judges will construe claims in the manner that makes most sense to them, regardless of the legal rubric they are assigned. Indeed, we can draw a direct analogy from the experience…
  • May 9

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge
    Facebook’s mobile advertising numbers were so good that its entire advertising revenue stream surged ahead 57 percent when compared with 2015’s first quarter, up from $3.31 billion to $5.2 billion. Advertising is the major chunk…
  • May 8

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court
    "Patent troll," the term employed by leading newspapers, magazines and online publications to describe how some patents are owned and used, provides a prejudicial impression of patent licensing that unfairly influences attitudes towards…
Rank this Week: 290

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 24

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    July 26, 2016 - "The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: Leveraging the New Federal Framework to Protect IP -- Navigating the New IP Landscape, Evaluating Federal and State Causes of Action, Weighing Trade Secret vs. Patent Protection"…
  • Jul 23

    Webinar on Patent Eligibility

    Webinar on Patent Eligibility
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Navigating Patent Eligibility: Leveraging New USPTO Guidance and the Enfish and TLI Communications Decisions" on August 17, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Michael L. Kiklis and…
  • Jul 23

    ACI Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law Conference

    ACI Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law Conference
    American Conference Institute (ACI) will be holding the 3rd annual Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law on July 28-29, 2016 in Boston, MA. ACI faculty will offer presentations on the following topics: • Becoming Powerful Champions and…
Rank this Week: 378

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 414

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    TTAB Enters Judgment as Sanction For Non-Compliance With Its Order

    TTAB Enters Judgment as Sanction For Non-Compliance With Its Order
    The Board had it up to here with Plaintiff Gary W. Stuckle's lack of cooperation in this opposition proceeding. His transgressions included failing to adhere to the Board's scheduling orders, repeatedly interposing groundless objections to…
  • Jul 21

    TTAB Test: Is "HOME BREWING CO." Merely Descriptive of Beer?

    TTAB Test: Is "HOME BREWING CO." Merely Descriptive of Beer?
    It's not easy to pick a viable trademark for beer, as the Wall Street Journal noted in a recent article, "Hopportunity Cost: Craft Brewers Brawl Over Catchy Names as Puns Run Dry." This applicant sought to register the mark HOME BREWING CO.…
  • Jul 20

    TTAB Test: Is FIRST TUESDAY Merely Descriptive of Lottery Services?

    TTAB Test: Is FIRST TUESDAY Merely Descriptive of Lottery Services?
    The USPTO refused to register the mark FIRST TUESDAY under Section 2(e)(1) of the Trademark Act, deeming the mark merely descriptive of "lottery cards; scratch cars for playing lottery games" and for "lottery services." Applicant North…
Rank this Week: 382

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: 441

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

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

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • Jun 11

    Shades of GrayerNext Stop: IP Domination

    Shades of GrayerNext Stop: IP Domination
    We are pleased to announce the formation of Shades of Gray Law Group, P.C., a boutique law firm focusing on intellectual property and commercial prosecution, litigation, and counseling, with a particular emphasis on copyrights and trademarks.…
  • May 20

    Monkey Business at the Ninth CircuitThe Monkey Selfie Strikes Back

    Monkey Business at the Ninth CircuitThe Monkey Selfie Strikes Back
    I previously blogged about my favorite copyright dispute of all time, the infamous Monkey Selfie, here and here.  As  a quick refresher, British photographer David Slater traveled to Indonesia to photograph macaque monkeys.  He…
  • Nov 13

    Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité

    Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité
    Nous sommes tous Parisiens. The post Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité appeared first on Shades of Gray.
Rank this Week: 442

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: 375

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: 413

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Aug 10

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use
    Before a trademark can be registered, it has to be used. There’s one exception to that — if a mark is registered in a foreign country, it can be registered in the States without having been used here. But even then, the…
  • Jun 27

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic
    No question, the PTO got it right. The PTO’s administrative law branch, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, finally decided the REDSKINS trademark is too offensive to continue to justify the expanded rights that stem from…
  • Jun 1

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea
    During Washington’s last legislative session, Olympia considered taxing marijuana trademarks. It’s a bad idea. But first, a little background on the bill. If passed, House Bill 1976, would have levied a “tax of three…
Rank this Week: 411

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 476

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jul 22

    TWiL 353: I Fought The Pokemon And The Law Won

    TWiL 353: I Fought The Pokemon And The Law Won
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guest: Tiffany Li, Derek Muller Denise Howell and Emory Roane speak with Tiffany Li and Derek Muller about legal issues surrounding Pokemon Go including privacy, copyright, children and even election…
  • Jul 15

    TWiL 352: AI, Oh My!

    TWiL 352: AI, Oh My!
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guests: Andrew Arruda, Joshua Browder Andrew Arruda of ROSS Intelligence and Joshua Browder, founder of DoNotPay robot lawyer discuss with Denise Howell and Emory Roane the future of using robots and…
  • Jul 8

    TWiL 351: Stairway To Court

    TWiL 351: Stairway To Court
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Ali Sternburg A jury finds that Led Zeppelin did not copy "Stairway to Heaven", Hillary Clinton's Initiative on Technology & Innovation, the music industry asks Congress to amend…
Rank this Week: 635

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/
Rank this Week: 558

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/
Rank this Week: 556

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/
  • Jul 22

    A Federalism Stake in the Heart of the Unitary Executive?

    A Federalism Stake in the Heart of the Unitary Executive?
    Leah M. Litman, Taking Care of Federal Law, 101 Va. L. Rev. 1289 (2015).Peter ShaneThe passing of Justice Antonin Scalia removes from the Supreme Court its most strident modern advocate of the “unitary executive”…
  • Jul 21

    Culture as Keystone

    Culture as Keystone
    Gwendolyn Gordon, Culture in Corporate Law or: A Black Corporation, a Christian Corporation, and a Māori Corporation Walk into a Bar ... , 39 Seattle U. L. Rev. 353 (2016).Marcia L. McCormickRecent Supreme Court decisions that embrace…
  • Jul 20

    You as a Brand: A Legal History

    You as a Brand: A Legal History
    Samantha Barbas, Laws of Image: Privacy and Publicity in America (2015).Lyrissa B. LidskyDr. Samantha Barbas’ book, Laws of Image: Privacy and Publicity in America, makes an original, important, and engaging contribution to the history…
Rank this Week: 646

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 22

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: PTAB Year in Review

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: PTAB Year in Review
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. This panel looked at the PTAB case law and related Federal Circuit decisions over the last year.  Here are the highlights: Institution…
  • Jul 20

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: The PTAB Speak

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: The PTAB Speak
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. An interesting addition to this year’s Institute was the panel of PTAB personnel, including the following: Nathan Kelley, PTO Solicitor…
  • Jul 18

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Magistrate Judges Panel

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Magistrate Judges Panel
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. As usual, one of the highlights of the Institute was the judges panel. This year’s panel was a group of federal magistrate judges…
Rank this Week: 497

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

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

    What's happening with Quentin?

    What's happening with Quentin?
    Thanks you for all your responses to this post after a street sleeper wore the placard below. This is a short update on what's happening..His name is Quinton, not Quentin. Quinton comes from the Cape and is in his late 20s. He has…
  • Jul 7

    Mozambique's New Industrial Property Code Adjusts Important Deadline

    Mozambique's New Industrial Property Code Adjusts Important Deadline
    Thirty courtesy of Markussipiske, PixabayMozambique’s new Industrial Property Code came into force on March 31.   Afro-Leo was busy hunting to hibernate for the winter; oh wait, that's bears... Anyway, Afro-Leo is…
  • Jul 3

    Guest Post: AFRICA – A land of opportunity to brand holders and counterfeiters alike

    Guest Post: AFRICA – A land of opportunity to brand holders and counterfeiters alike
    In this guest post, Vanessa Ferguson unpacks some of the key considerations and strategies for dealing with counterfeits on the African continent: Africa has seen a vast increase in investment and growth over the past 50 years and many…
Rank this Week: 478

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee
    Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones—the remaining members of Led Zeppelin—along with several recording industry defendants, prevailed in federal court on June 23 in a copyright jury trial over the introduction of the…
  • Jul 15

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    #Yes! In the United States, a hashtag can be trademarked if it serves a source-identifying function for the trademark owner’s goods or services. Hashtags, which started on Twitter as a way for users to follow conversations on particular…
  • Jul 14

    One simple hack to make your hackathon a greater succe

    One simple hack to make your hackathon a greater succe
    Businesses across all industries are increasingly gathering dynamic and agile thinkers to brainstorm ideas at hackathon events.  These are short-duration, high-intensity think-tank sessions, aimed at solving problems or generating ideas…
Rank this Week: 466

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Will Fictional PR Consultant Get Sued?

    Will Fictional PR Consultant Get Sued?
    Dear Rich: I would really appreciate your input on a piece of fiction I am writing, involving a public relations employee. In my book, the PR employee divulges information about one of her clients to a newspaper reporter, The reporter then…
  • Jun 25

    Can I Sell Stuff I Found in a Dumpster?

    Can I Sell Stuff I Found in a Dumpster?
    Dear Rich: Can I legally sell products that I found in a dumpster?The general rule is that you can keep and dispose of property once it has been deposited in a trash receptacle from which routine collections are made (and once the person…
  • Jun 18

    How Do I Argue That Something Isn't a Fair Use?

    How Do I Argue That Something Isn't a Fair Use?
    Dear Rich: We are attempting to have something removed from Google's search results as it is infringing on a client's copyright. I understand that in many cases this may be "fair use" and that is Google's current argument as well but they are…
Rank this Week: 636

nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • Jun 17

    FDA Sued For Its Failure To Regulate Shellfish Bacteria

    FDA Sued For Its Failure To Regulate Shellfish Bacteria
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is bracing for a legal battle after public attorney Julie Murray filed the complaint at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The case was filed late May at the U.S. District Court for…
  • May 20

    Medical Mistakes: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

    Medical Mistakes: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.
    In May of 2015, Deborah Craven underwent surgery to have a mass removed from her eighth rib. According to a statement filed by Yale-New Haven hospital with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the incorrect rib, however, was removed.…
  • Apr 19

    When Birth Control Pills Fail to Prevent Pregnancy

    When Birth Control Pills Fail to Prevent Pregnancy
    Of the 177 women who took contraceptive pills made by the manufacturers of Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, 113 still got pregnant with 94 of these women deciding to deliver their child. Qualitest and its manufacturers committed the mistake of…
Rank this Week: 487

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 610

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: 563

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jul 24

    Feed-in Tariff for Hydrogen?

    Feed-in Tariff for Hydrogen?
    Recently legislation to further slow down renewable energy in Germany passed Parliament on July 8th (link to the debate in the Bundestag, link to the debate in the Bundesrat). One of the motives of supporters of the transition to a much…
  • Jul 22

    Mojave Desert Project

    Mojave Desert Project
    Good news from the United States: The Obama administration is coming up with a “Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan”, according to Carolyn Lochhead at the San Francisco Chronicle. That plan would make available up to 2,000…
  • Jul 9

    Happy Halving Day!

    Happy Halving Day!
    Today Bitcoin reaches 75% of all bitcoins ever created, which means that the mining rewards will be cut in half from 25 to 12.5 bitcoins. The last time (and first time) that happened was on November 12, 2012, when 50% of bitcoins were created…
Rank this Week: 769

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/
  • Jul 24

    Objectively Reasonable Defenses Do Not Preclude Finding of Willful Patent Infringement

    Objectively Reasonable Defenses Do Not Preclude Finding of Willful Patent Infringement
    The Federal Circuit has held that even if an accused infringer’s defenses to patent infringement are objectively reasonable, Supreme Court precedent does not preclude a willful infringement finding, or enhancing damages.  WBIP, LLC…
  • Jul 19

    Another Easy Section 101 Case at the Federal Circuit

    Another Easy Section 101 Case at the Federal Circuit
    In a per curiam decision on an appeal brought by a pro se patent owner, a Federal Circuit panel of Judges O’Malley, Linn, and Stoll held that claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,744,933 (“Payroll processing, certification, reporting and…
  • Jul 16

    Patent Claims Reading on MPEG Survive Alice Challenge

    Patent Claims Reading on MPEG Survive Alice Challenge
    Claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,323,396, 5,777,992, and 5,539,829, directed to audio encoding techniques for the MPEG standard, survived a patent-eligibility challenge under 35 U.S.C. § 101 after the court, favorably comparing the…
Rank this Week: 1050