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IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Why things are as they are in patent law: forgotten principles and histories, and the role of complexity

    Why things are as they are in patent law: forgotten principles and histories, and the role of complexity
    In my previous post ‘Subject Matter Relationships: the need for strictness, complexity and fuzziness’ (here) I considered the different tests that are used to compare subject matter for priority, added matter and infringement.…
  • Apr 24

    Friday fantasie

    Friday fantasie
    Forthcoming events. As usual, the IPKat's list of impending conferences, seminars, lectures and other IP attractions has been given its weekly spring-clean and update, so don't forget to check it out. Latest on the list is the "Meet the…
  • Apr 24

    German Federal Court says that libraries have a right to digitise their collection

    German Federal Court says that libraries have a right to digitise their collection
    The German Federal Court of JusticeLast September this blog reported [here and here] on the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in TU Darmstadt v Ulmer, C-117/13, a reference from…
Rank this Week: 28

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    CBS Sunday Morning on April 26, 2015

    CBS Sunday Morning on April 26, 2015
    Lee Cowan did the stories for April 26.  David Pogue  did the cover, Hacked!   Second, Martha Teichner on paper weights.  Third, Lee Cowan on Helen Hunt.  Fourth, Scott Simon on cowboy cooking.  Tracy Smith, Mary…
  • Apr 25

    Judge Stark invalidates two IV patents under 101 on April 22

    Judge Stark invalidates two IV patents under 101 on April 22
    The memorandum opinion includes an interesting discussion of evidentiary burdens.
  • Apr 25

    The Dr. Oz response

    The Dr. Oz response
    In incidents of plagiarism, the accusers frequently have ulterior motives. The charges against Glenn Poshard at SIU  were likely motivated by treatment handed out to a professor.But it is not a defense to a charge of plagiarism to…
Rank this Week: 47

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 15

    3 Count: Log Cabin

    3 Count: Log Cabin
    Joss Whedon sued over Cabin in the Woods, Universal Music settles class action lawsuit over royalties and IFPI takes on YouTube.
  • Apr 14

    Editors, Tutors, Authorship and Plagiarism

    Editors, Tutors, Authorship and Plagiarism
    In a world where almost all creativity has multiple creators, where do we take the idea of authorship and, with it, plagiarism?
  • Apr 14

    3 Count: Radio Parity

    3 Count: Radio Parity
    Fair Play Fair Pay act proposed to equalize music royalties, HarperCollins and Amazon reach a deal and Periscope talks piracy.
Rank this Week: 50

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Apr 24

    Grace Period Restoration Act of 2015

    Grace Period Restoration Act of 2015
    In the move to a first-to-file patent system, the U.S. narrowed its pre-filing grace period previously codified under 35 U.S.C. 102(b)(2010).  The new law enacted as part of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) continues to…
  • Apr 23

    Patent Quality Plans and Submission

    Patent Quality Plans and Submission
    Earlier this week I wrote about the upcoming deadline for comments on the USPTO’s patent quality initiative as well as the Berkeley Technology Law Journal’s parallel publication process.  Although the BTLJ’s…
  • Apr 23

    Moving Forward: Judge Stoll

    Moving Forward: Judge Stoll
    On a voice-vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved President Obama’s nominee Kara Stoll to be the next addition to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Now that the log-jam over Loretta Lynch’s…
Rank this Week: 51

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Apr 25

    Due Diligence Summit for Life Science

    Due Diligence Summit for Life Science
    ExL Events will be holding its 2nd Due Diligence Summit for Life Sciences on June 9-10, 2015 in Boston, MA. The conference will offer presentations on the following topics: • Organize and Support Due Diligence for Out-Licensing or…
  • Apr 25

    EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum

    EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum
    Informa Life Sciences will be holding its 24th Annual EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum on May 19-21, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. The conference will offer presentations on the following topics: • Feedback from the EU Commission on competition…
  • Apr 23

    Fine-structure Genetic Mapping of Human Population in Britain

    Fine-structure Genetic Mapping of Human Population in Britain
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- One of the consequences of the explication of human genomic DNA by the Human Genome Project and related efforts has been a better understanding of anthropological history, i.e., how the human population has changed…
Rank this Week: 66

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    So, that happened: MPAA Creativity Conference

    So, that happened: MPAA Creativity Conference
    The Motion Picture Association of America, in partnership with Microsoft and ABC NewsCreativity Conference(File under: you invited me!  Also, no surprise, the food was good and the perks nice—you could get your photo made in a…
  • Apr 24

    Deducting points for a 3-point landing in copyright claim

    Deducting points for a 3-point landing in copyright claim
    Horizon Comics Prods., Inc. v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, No. 15-cv-11684 (D. Mass. filed Apr. 23, 2015): Newly filed; the claim is that movie Iron Man's armor infringes the copyright in another comic armored suit.  All I'll say…
  • Apr 24

    Ad agency liability for false advertising without scienter

    Ad agency liability for false advertising without scienter
    Nestlé Purina Petcare Co. v. Blue Buffalo Co., No. 4:14 CV 859, 2015 WL 1782661 (E.D. Mo. Apr. 20, 2015) Purina sued Blue Buffalo for false advertising of its dog food as “grain free” and containing “no chicken…
Rank this Week: 69

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 80

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/
  • Apr 25

    More Section 230 Cases Than I Can Handle!

    More Section 230 Cases Than I Can Handle!
    My cup runneth over with Section 230 cases! This long blog post catches up on a few from the past couple months. Warning: there are some stinkers in this batch. Google, Inc. v. Hood, 2015 WL 1546160 (S.D. Miss. March...
  • Apr 24

    LinkedIn’s “Reference Search” Service Doesn’t Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act–Sweet v. LinkedIn

    LinkedIn’s “Reference Search” Service Doesn’t Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act–Sweet v. LinkedIn
    Plaintiffs alleged that potential employers found references about them through LinkedIn’s Reference Searches functions, they were denied employment as a result, and thus LinkedIn violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. LinkedIn users,…
  • Apr 23

    Mixed Ruling in Competitive Keyword Advertising Case–Goldline v. Regal

    Mixed Ruling in Competitive Keyword Advertising Case–Goldline v. Regal
    The lawsuit’s principal participants are rivals in the precious metals and coin industry. The defendant organization, Regal, has an affiliate program, and it appears that some affiliates bought competitive keyword advertising using the…
Rank this Week: 104

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Apr 13

    Roundtable Discussion with PTO Director Michelle Lee

    Roundtable Discussion with PTO Director Michelle Lee
    This Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 9:00 am the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is hosting a roundtable discussion with the PTO’s new Director, Michelle Lee.  Here is how IPLAC describes the roundtable:…
  • Apr 7

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation
    Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC v. Wendy’s Int’l, Inc., No. 14 C 865, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 4, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied Wendy’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Marshall Feature…
  • Apr 6

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation
    Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC v. Wendy’s Int’l, Inc., No. 14 C 865, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 4, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied Wendy’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Marshall Feature…
Rank this Week: 108

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark
    In UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against the Grooveshark founders, the judge has rendered a decision setting some of the parameters for the statutory damages trial scheduled to begin next Monday. The jury will be instructed that the maximum…
  • Apr 3

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, a recent decision partially granting plaintiff's attorneys fees motion, indicated that plaintiff has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees... so far.April 3, 2015, Decision [Ed. note. Is it just me, or don't…
  • Apr 1

    Arista v Grooveshark trial set to begin April 27th

    Arista v Grooveshark trial set to begin April 27th
    A trial date has been set in one of the Grooveshark cases, Arista v. Escape Media. The trial will begin Monday, April 27th, in the courtroom of Judge Thomas P. Griesa, room 26B, at the federal courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, New York…
Rank this Week: 112

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Feb 20

    First Cherry Blossom

    First Cherry Blossom
    Wet and temperate in Seattle this morning. And look, Spring!
  • Feb 9

    Lark & Environ

    Lark & Environ
    Interesting stuff going on at, let's call it 10th and Seneca, about a half block east of Broadway off Madison. Lark has recently moved there, and, based on one dinner experience at the new location, is as good or better...
  • Jan 25

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing
    This weekend I've read Paul Muldoon's newly published collection of poems, "One Thousand Things Worth Knowing." (The dust jacket sports a very pleasing design by the ubiquitous Quemadura, a brilliant designer and a kind man I will…
Rank this Week: 122

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: 129

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Apr 22

    Marco Randazza SLAPPS back

    Marco Randazza SLAPPS back
    Spread the word. If you care about free speech anywhere, spread the word. https://t.co/CofJcTWNVt — Marc J. Randazza (@marcorandazza) April 22, 2015 My brother-from-another-mother Marc Randazza is obsessed these days, and…
  • Apr 20

    Federal Circuit on the THE SLANTS: Shut up about the constitution already

    Federal Circuit on the THE SLANTS: Shut up about the constitution already
    Remember when I said, and said, and said, the appeal involving the TTAB’s rejection of the trademark application for THE SLANTS was fundamentally about PTO procedure and hardly at a matter of constitutional law?  And that the…
  • Apr 15

    Trademarks — and Copyrights — in the Public Interest?

    Trademarks — and Copyrights — in the Public Interest?
    Originally posted 2005-09-26 18:31:09. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWired News reports: Transit officials in New York and San Francisco have launched a copyright crackdown on a website offering free downloadable subway maps designed to be…
Rank this Week: 140

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
  • Apr 26

    The Innovation Act is Bad News for America’s Patent System

    The Innovation Act is Bad News for America’s Patent System
    The Innovation Act (H.R. 9) goes well beyond what is needed to address bad actions of a small number of patent holders, and instead raises costs for all legitimate patent holders to enforce their Constitutionally-given property rights in…
  • Apr 26

    NASA innovates tech for fuel efficient air transportation

    NASA innovates tech for fuel efficient air transportation
    One area where NASA has been placing a fair amount of its research focus is in developing design features that allow for reductions in an aircraft’s weight and the amount of drag it creates. The aeronautical research agency has entered…
  • Apr 25

    When Should a Do It Yourself Inventor Seek Patent Assistance?

    When Should a Do It Yourself Inventor Seek Patent Assistance?
    When setting out on a new endeavor it is not wise to pursue a path to the end and then ask whether what you did was correct. You should seek help along the way to make sure you are doing what is required. Otherwise you are likely to get to…
Rank this Week: 151

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 165

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/
  • Apr 21

    Recent Trademark Decision

    Recent Trademark Decision
    BAIG v. COCA-COLA If the D Ct 'forgets' about a claim but says 'case terminated,' the case is final and appealable http://t.co/QYrivyxvMK — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) April 21, 2015 BAIG v. COCA-COLA 7 Cir NATURALLY is generic and…
  • Apr 20

    Text of CAFC Affirmance of SLANTS Rejection

    Text of CAFC Affirmance of SLANTS Rejection
    Slants CAFC ex parte appeal.pdf by martyschwimmer
  • Apr 20

    John Oliver on Patent

    John Oliver on Patent
Rank this Week: 168

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Apr 7

    Inventing a Genre

    Inventing a Genre
    Nice piece in the NY Times on the 120th anniversary of the Lumieres' invention of the methods involved in putting visual stories onto 35mm strips of film. Lots of people worked on this idea around the same time - it's really impossible to say…
  • Apr 7

    3C is Fair Parody

    3C is Fair Parody
    Techdirt pointed me to a nice ruling that came down recently in New York (reported here in The Hollywood Reporter) in which U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska accepted a parody play as fair use. The play, 3C, is a direct parody of the…
  • Mar 26

    How's that Kindle Daily Deal Working Out for You?

    How's that Kindle Daily Deal Working Out for You?
    If you're Jim Hines, apparently pretty well. Hines reports on the experience of having his Libromancer selected for the cut-price (USD 2) deal. He reports that the result was a surge in sales, a competitive price cut from other retailers,…
Rank this Week: 173

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Roberto Ledesma: "Google and the Kingdom of Tonga"

    Roberto Ledesma: "Google and the Kingdom of Tonga"
    While perusing Google's U.S. application to register GOOGLE GLASS, Roberto Ledesma noted that the application claimed priority to an application filed in the Kingdom of Tonga. He decided to write about why Google did that, in his blog post…
  • Apr 23

    Precedential No. 13: TTAB Finds BUYAUTOPARTS.COM Generic for .... Guess What?

    Precedential No. 13: TTAB Finds BUYAUTOPARTS.COM Generic for .... Guess What?
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register BUYAUTOPARTS.COM on the Supplemental Register, finding the term to be generic for "on-line retail store service featuring auto parts." Applicant argued that the word "buy" does not identify a genus of…
  • Apr 22

    CAFC Affirms TTAB, Finds THE SLANTS Disparaging of People of Asian Descent

    CAFC Affirms TTAB, Finds THE SLANTS Disparaging of People of Asian Descent
    The CAFC affirmed the Board's decision [TTABlogged here] that upheld a refusal to register the mark THE SLANTS for "entertainment in the nature of live performances by a musical band," finding that the mark, when used in connection with…
Rank this Week: 179

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/
Rank this Week: 181

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 189

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015

    Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015
    Girl With Black Hair by Egon Schiele - Stolen From Fritz Grunbaum(currently at Oberlin College)THE NEW ROCHELLE BAR ASSOCIATIONInvites Members to attend a FREE 2 Credit CLE CourseFROM MURDER TO MUSEUMS: Recent Nazi Looted Art CasesWith…
  • Apr 20

    European Fordham Law Alumni: Program In Paris on Nazi Looted Art June 26-27

    European Fordham Law Alumni: Program In Paris on Nazi Looted Art June 26-27
    I will be speaking on June 27 on Nazi art looting at the Sorbonne Law School in Paris France.  If you are a Fordham Law School alum, I hope you will consider joining us!  Thanks @fordhamlawnyc & @fordhamlawintlWelcome…
  • Apr 1

    Nazi Art Looting Program At Colorado Supreme Court - May 7, 2015

    Nazi Art Looting Program At Colorado Supreme Court - May 7, 2015
       Looted Masterpieces:The Ethical Implications of World War II Stolen ArtMay 7, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Introduction by The Honorable Robert Bacharach, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Presented by Raymond J.…
Rank this Week: 191

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: 192

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Anyone for a Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast Delivery?

    Anyone for a Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast Delivery?
    –Aaron Keller, Managing Principal, Capsule We appreciate brands with personality. From our studies of brands, there are way too many living in a pool of vanilla ice cream and wondering why their customers don’t engage. Brands need…
  • Apr 23

    Super Inspire Me!

    Super Inspire Me!
    I had the great fortune to attend the recent FUSE conference held in Chicago for design and branding professionals, and see Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock speak. My friend on the left is Kitty Hart from Capsule, who…
  • Apr 22

    Trolling for an Inventive Method for Patent Enforcement

    Trolling for an Inventive Method for Patent Enforcement
    In the wake of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert leaving their respective shows on Comedy Central for newer pastures, John Oliver has emerged as a new beacon of political humor and satire.  If you haven’t watched his show, and…
Rank this Week: 197

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/
  • Apr 25

    State Bar of Texas Litigation Section council spring meeting

    State Bar of Texas Litigation Section council spring meeting
    Enjoying a great meeting of the State Bar of Texas Litigation Section council this weekend. Our council continues to include the most recent three former chairs as past chair and chairs emeritus so we can provide continuity to the new...
  • Apr 23

    Be Free, Left Shark!

    Be Free, Left Shark!
    Just read that a trademark examiner denied Katy Perry's request to trademark "Left Shark" from this year's Super Bowl halftime. Whether you consider this a major failure of our nation's intellectual property system or of our collective…
  • Apr 21

    Order Denying Reconsideration of 285 Denial

    Order Denying Reconsideration of 285 Denial
    MacroSolve, Inc. v. Antenna Software, Inc. et al,, 6:11-cv-00287-MHS-KNM 4/6/2015 Last fall I posted on Judge Mitchell's order denying Newegg's request for attorneys fees following the plaintiff's voluntary dismissal of its case. Newegg…
Rank this Week: 198

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: 214

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
  • Apr 16

    Innovation And The Administrative State

    Innovation And The Administrative State
    Regulation can be a significant barrier to innovation, protecting incumbents and making it harder to bring new goods and services to market. Determining the appropriate regulation is all the more difficult when accelerating technology is…
  • Apr 6

    Alison LaCroix, "The Shadow Powers of Article I"

    Alison LaCroix, "The Shadow Powers of Article I"
    The Supreme Court's federalism battleground has recently shifted from the Commerce Clause to two textually marginal but substantively important domains: the Necessary and Proper Clause and, to a lesser extent, the General Welfare Clause. For…
  • Mar 19

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"
    Access Justice laws give people equal opportunity to enjoy primary goods, ensuring that access to these goods is not allocated by markets and is not tilted in favor of wealth and privilege. But Access Justice often fails to meet its…
Rank this Week: 223

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Provides insight and analysis on patent law, patent portfolio management and patent litigation in the fields of electronics, software and computers. By Peter Zura.

http://271patent.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 235

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
  • Apr 25

    First Amendment Protects AFDI Ad for MTA Buse

    First Amendment Protects AFDI Ad for MTA Buse
    On Tuesday, Judge Koeltl, a federal judge for the Southern District of New York, ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) to display on its buses an advertisement, which criticizes Hamas and radical Islam, as…
  • Apr 24

    Jasper Johns Assistant Sentenced for Theft

    Jasper Johns Assistant Sentenced for Theft
    James Meyer, a former, longtime assistant to Jasper Johns who stole paintings from the artist’s Connecticut studio, was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $13.4 million to Johns and buyers of…
  • Apr 21

    A Moral Defense for Copyright Breach?

    A Moral Defense for Copyright Breach?
    The estate of Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s minister of propaganda, is suing Random House for breach of copyright and demanding royalties over a biography of Goebbels which was published in Germany in 2010; the English edition is…
Rank this Week: 248

Current Trends in Copyright,…

Current Trends in Copyright, Trademark & Entertainment Law

By the Bennet Law Office.

http://ipandentertainmentlaw.wordpress.com
  • May 9

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home
    The CREATE PROTECT blog, also known as “Current Trends in IP and Entertainment Law,” has relocated to our fabulous new home.  Click here to keep reading the blog. Snag our RSS feed in Feedly.
  • May 9

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home
    The CREATE PROTECT blog, also known as “Current Trends in IP and Entertainment Law,” has relocated to our fabulous new home.  Click here to keep reading the blog.   Click here to update your RSS feed. Attorney…
  • Apr 22

    Who Controls Your Likeness? Balancing Right of Publicity and Free Speech

    Who Controls Your Likeness? Balancing Right of Publicity and Free Speech
    Just a quick note to let you know our blog has a new home.  Click here for all the new content for the Create Protect blog and subscribe to the RSS feed. Originally Published in TEXAS LAWYER* Sharing photos has never been easier. From…
Rank this Week: 249

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Apr 24

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/24/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/24/15
    5 Seriously Dumb Myths About Copyright the Media Should Stop Repeating — John Degen kicks us off this Friday with a provocative and entertaining look at some of the common criticisms of copyright and authors’ rights. Judiciary…
  • Apr 22

    Copyright and Trade

    Copyright and Trade
    Last Thursday, Senators Hatch and Wyden and Representative Ryan introduced the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, commonly referred to as Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA. The bill provides a…
  • Apr 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/17/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/17/15
    Hatch, Wyden and Ryan Introduce Trade Promotion Authority Legislation — “The bill establishes new trade-negotiating objectives that reflect today’s economic challenges, including measures to combat currency manipulation, and…
Rank this Week: 261

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/
  • Apr 24

    Bricolage Jurisprudence

    Bricolage Jurisprudence
    Brian BixMost people who use the terms at all treat “jurisprudence” and “legal philosophy” as interchangeable terms. In “Why Jurisprudence is Not Legal Philosophy,” Roger Cotterrell argues for a distinct…
  • Apr 22

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?
    Michael C. Donaldson, Refuge From The Storm: A Fair Use Safe Harbor For Non-Fiction Works, 59 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 477 (2012), available at SSRN.Pam SamuelsonSo much has been written on the fair use case law in the U.S. that…
  • Apr 21

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism
    Dave Eggers, The Circle, Vintage Books (2014).Niva Elkin-KorenOne of the greatest challenges faced by cyber scholars and policymakers is how to predict the undesired social consequences of technological developments and to design the best…
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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: 277

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Apr 17

    17 Seconds #11

    17 Seconds #11
    17 Seconds: useful info quickly. Why do I like working with startups? There are many reasons. One of the biggest is that startups have the most intellectual property needs early in their lifecycle, and that’s precisely when Clocktower…
  • Mar 31

    LawLawLaw #37

    LawLawLaw #37
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter: subscribe at LawLawLaw.com. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and…
  • Mar 20

    Social Networking Expiration Date

    Social Networking Expiration Date
    Is your favorite social network budding, fresh, ripe, or rotten? Check Your Assumptions At The Door In the 1990s, writing business books was easy. So was picking stocks. Remember day trading? It’s easy to pick stocks (or write business…
Rank this Week: 281

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Apr 24

    TWiL 300: Leonidas, His 300, and a Few Bars of Patent

    TWiL 300: Leonidas, His 300, and a Few Bars of Patent
    Hosts: Denise Howell John Deere wants to destroy the concept of ownership, Barbie gets creepy, marking your work with a Creative Commons license and more! Guests: Diane Peters, Bernard Chao and Rebecca Tushnet Photo credit: xlibber …
  • Apr 17

    TWiL 299: He Said, She Said

    TWiL 299: He Said, She Said
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Digital ownership with professor Aaron Perzanowski, modded dolls, Invisible Girlfriends/Boyfriends and more! Guests: Aaron Perzanowski and Matt Homann Photo credit: Rhys A. Download or subscribe to…
  • Apr 3

    TWiL 298: Lawyers on Rail

    TWiL 298: Lawyers on Rail
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Lawyers and technology competence, the Ellen Pao aftermath, the end of Bluebook? And more! Guests: Pieter Gunst, and Tony Lai Photo credit: sndrv Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. …
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FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

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

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 302

Orange Book Blog

Orange Book Blog

Covers patent and FDA law, including authorized generics, biogenerics, Hatch-Waxman litigation and Orange Book patent listing/delisting. By Aaron F. Barkoff.

http://www.orangebookblog.com/
Rank this Week: 306

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 312

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Apr 24

    USPTO Offers Email Alerts  when Patent Applications Publish

    USPTO Offers Email Alerts  when Patent Applications Publish
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the release of the Patent Application Alert Service. This system provides customized, email alerts to the public for free when patent applications of interest are published.…
  • Apr 23

    Don’t Miss the Only Life Science Educational Event Dedicated to Due Diligence

    Don’t Miss the Only Life Science Educational Event Dedicated to Due Diligence
    Notice: Use of undefined constant get_post_type - assumed 'get_post_type' in /hermes/bosnaweb01a/b2262/ipw.patentba/public_html/wp/wp-content/plugins/yet-another-related-posts-plugin/classes/YARPP_Core.php on line 1467 Mergers, acquisitions,…
  • Oct 28

    CEA Marketing Group Wants You To Tell the Senate to Stop Patent Troll

    CEA Marketing Group Wants You To Tell the Senate to Stop Patent Troll
    A marketing company is currently helping CEA and a coalition of other companies (and legislators!) in a project to raise awareness to fight “patent troll” issues and to petition the senate for Patent Legislation Reform.…
Rank this Week: 314

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Computer Virus Screening Patent Not Invalid Under Alice

    Computer Virus Screening Patent Not Invalid Under Alice
    The court denied defendants' motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's computer virus screening patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter because defendants failed to prove the patent was directed to an abstract idea.…
  • Apr 23

    Shipping Container Monitoring Patents Invalid Under Alice

    Shipping Container Monitoring Patents Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendants' motions to dismiss because plaintiff's shipping container monitoring patents claimed unpatentable subject matter. "[The] Patents are directed to the . . . . abstract idea [of] monitoring locations, movement, and…
  • Apr 22

    Unexceptional Case Under Section 285 May Nonetheless Require Attorney Fee Award Under Court’s Inherent Authority

    Unexceptional Case Under Section 285 May Nonetheless Require Attorney Fee Award Under Court’s Inherent Authority
    Following summary judgment of invalidity, the court denied defendants' motion for attorneys' fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285, but sua sponte ordered plaintiff to show cause why sanctions should not be imposed under the court's inherent power.…
Rank this Week: 330

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Apr 24

    Could you patent a human clone?

    Could you patent a human clone?
    My new favourite show is Orphan Black, a Canadian BBC production set in a world where human cloning was achieved 30 years ago. I’ve just finished watching the first season on Netflix, and I’m thoroughly hooked. Tatiana Maslany is…
  • Apr 9

    What is wrong with John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden

    What is wrong with John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden
    This week, comedian John Oliver landed a huge journalistic exclusive when he travelled to Russia to interview none other than Edward Snowden. Here is the clip, but bizarrely it cannot be viewed in the UK at the time of writing, so fire up…
  • Apr 8

    European Court decides about linking to infringing materials (or does it?)

    European Court decides about linking to infringing materials (or does it?)
    It has been often remarked in these pages that we seem to be going back in time when it comes to copyright case law. In particular, the fact that the Court of Justice of the European Union continues to decide cases about linking seems to me…
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Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Apr 24

    Copyright Office Issues a Notice of Inquiry on Photographs, Graphic Artworks, and Illustration

    Copyright Office Issues a Notice of Inquiry on Photographs, Graphic Artworks, and Illustration
    The U.S. Copyright Office has published a Federal Register notice requesting written comments on how certain visual works, particularly photographs, graphic artworks, and illustrations, are monetized, enforced, and registered under the…
  • Apr 15

    Musician’s Photo Release is a Rights Grab

    Musician’s Photo Release is a Rights Grab
    Meghan Trainor, the popular singer of “All About That Bass,” and her management company, Atom Factory Music, LLC, reportedly are making photographers and videographers sign a Release to get a photo credential at…
  • Apr 7

    Federal Lands Photography Rule

    Federal Lands Photography Rule
    When photographing on federal lands, it’s helpful to know the rules and carry a copy of them with you in case you are challenged. Here are links to them for your reference: National Park Service…
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Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

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

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

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?

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

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing

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

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing

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

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 348

TinyTechIP

TinyTechIP

Covers emerging patent developments in the areas of microelectromechanical systems and nanotechnology. By Blaise Mouttet.

http://tinytechip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    ReRAM Patent Landscape

    ReRAM Patent Landscape
    ReRAM (Resistance RAM) is a type of memory which may one day replace Flash as the common form of non-volatile storage for electronic devices. I recently updated a file I keep on US patents related to ReRAM and some related non-volatile…
  • Dec 30

    Top Ten Nanotechnology Patents of 2012

    Top Ten Nanotechnology Patents of 2012
    The following is a list of the most interesting nanotechnology patents this past year (in my opinion):#10 - US 8093786 - Nanoscale piezoelectrics (Stevens Institute of Technology)This patent teaches manufacturing piezoelectric nanofibers…
  • Nov 5

    Memristor debate: "If it works who cares?"

    Memristor debate: "If it works who cares?"
    I have made various public arguments over the past year about why Leon Chua and HP's "memristor" models are all hype rather than a legitimate scientific model for resistance switching (e.g.
Rank this Week: 349

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Apr 9

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act
    A recent federal court decision from the Southern District of New York sheds light on what is required to be considered a “consumer” who is protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). The court held that a website…
  • Feb 20

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user
    Petitioner filed an action in New York state court seeking to compel PissedConsumer.com to disclose the identity of the person or persons who posted certain statements to the site. These statements criticized petitioner for allegedly failing…
  • Jan 28

    internetcases turns 10 years old today

    internetcases turns 10 years old today
    Ten years ago today, somewhat on a whim, yet to fulfill a need I saw for discussion about the law of the internet in the “blogosphere” (a term we loved dearly back then), I launched internetcases. What started out as a one-page…
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