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Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 27

    Federal Circuit: Bingo Gaming Software Improperly Encompasses the “Basic Tools of Scientific and Technological Work”

    Federal Circuit: Bingo Gaming Software Improperly Encompasses the “Basic Tools of Scientific and Technological Work”
    by Dennis Crouch Planet Bingo v. VKGS (Fed. Cir. 2014) In a non-precedential decision earlier this week, the Federal Circuit found Planet Bingo’s patents invalid as lacking eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101.  The…
  • Aug 27

    Ready to Nationalize Trade Secret Law?

    Ready to Nationalize Trade Secret Law?
    By Dennis Crouch On the Congressional tees this fall sit a pair of trade secret reform bills with the joint purpose of creating a private cause of action at the federal level for trade secret misappropriation. The Defend Trade Secrets Act of…
  • Aug 26

    Federal Circuit Reminds Courts of Discretion on Fee Award

    Federal Circuit Reminds Courts of Discretion on Fee Award
    By Jason Rantanen Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. v. Octane Fitness, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2014) (nonprecedential) Octane Fitness Remand Panel: Newman, Mayer, and Lourie In Octane Fitness v. Icon the Supreme Court rejected the…
Rank this Week: 83

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Hot peppers deterrming insects and but encouraging anti-patent crowd-funding?

    Hot peppers deterrming insects and but encouraging anti-patent crowd-funding?
    In an article in "Intellectual Property Today" in June 2003 titled "Good Night Gracie," LBE noted On May 12, [2003] the New York Times discussed U.S. 6,523,298, n16 which claims the use of hot pepper extract (capsicum) in water solution to…
  • Aug 27

    Nitrogen-starvation of algae to produce more lipid

    Nitrogen-starvation of algae to produce more lipid
    A post in Inhabitat titled 14-Year-Old's Biofuel Breakthrough Boosts Algae Production 500% includes the text“The purpose of this experiment is to explore the possibility of naturally depleting the nitrogen of algae’s media to…
  • Aug 27

    The intersection of anti-SLAPP and patent re-examination request

    The intersection of anti-SLAPP and patent re-examination request
    Note the discussion of the Landmark Technologies/eBay matter at Techdirt in the post Patent Troll Sues eBay For Daring To Ask Patent Office For Patent Re-Exam Here, eBay is using a Texas anti-SLAPP statute to shield it from litigation from…
Rank this Week: 101

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    When is Enough Really Enough? The Importance of Experts in Music Copyright Infringement Action

    When is Enough Really Enough? The Importance of Experts in Music Copyright Infringement Action
    On June 17, 2014, a federal judge in Illinois granted summary judgment to Stefani Joanne Germanotta against plaintiff, Rebecca Francescatti, in a copyright infringement matter because he found that no reasonable trier of fact could find that…
  • Jul 25

    Federal Regulatory Authority and Power of the Press Release

    Federal Regulatory Authority and Power of the Press Release
    Among the unstated powers of the federal (and sometimes state) government that few litigation targets think about is the power of the press release. Prosecutors, whether at the agency level or above (for example, at the state Attorney…
  • Jul 18

    The Duke and Duke Duke It Out In Trademark Rowe

    The Duke and Duke Duke It Out In Trademark Rowe
    Clearly there is no love lost between John Wayne Enterprises, LLC (“JWE”), the entity owned by John Wayne’s heirs which controls the intellectual property related to of John Wayne, and Duke University.   Both have…
Rank this Week: 110

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 116

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/
  • Aug 27

    Motion to Declare Case Exceptional and for Attorneys Fees Denied

    Motion to Declare Case Exceptional and for Attorneys Fees Denied
    Charge Lion v. Linear Technology Corp., 6:12cv769 (8/25/14) Judge: John Love Holding: Motion to Declare Case Exceptional and for Attorneys Fees Denied Following on the heels of Judge Dyk's recent opinion on a request to declare a case…
  • Aug 27

    Defendant's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Granted

    Defendant's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Granted
    Todd v. Grayson County, Texas, 4:13cv574 (8/20/14) Judge: Ron Clark / Amos Mazzant Holding: Defendant's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Granted This is a Texas tort claims act case against Grayson County (now there's a good name for a...
  • Aug 27

    Unopposed Motion to Dismiss Granted

    Unopposed Motion to Dismiss Granted
    Olivares v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 4:14cv248 (8/21/14) Judge: Ron Clark / Amos Mazzant Holding: Motion to Dismiss GRANTED Well, this one was easy. Defendant filed a motion to dismiss under Twiqbal. Plaintiff didn't respond. Case…
Rank this Week: 189

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 27

    SXSW Panel: Filmmakers and Copyright Change

    SXSW Panel: Filmmakers and Copyright Change
    With SXSW 2015 coming up, I have a panel proposal in for SXSW Film on the topic of filmmakers and copyright changes. I'd like your help to make it happen. The post SXSW Panel: Filmmakers and Copyright Changes appeared first on Plagiarism…
  • Aug 27

    3 Count: Porn and Hippo

    3 Count: Porn and Hippo
    Lovelace film producers emerge victorious in fair use test, Universal sues producer of VH1 reality show and NCIS' farting hippo sparks a lawsuit. The post 3 Count: Porn and Hippos appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 26

    True Detective, Less True Plagiarism

    True Detective, Less True Plagiarism
    A joke at the Emmy's made light of plagiarism allegations against the show True Detective, but are the allegations really a laughing matter? The post True Detective, Less True Plagiarism appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 118

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 191

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Blue 42. Set. Trademark! I mean, Hike!

    Blue 42. Set. Trademark! I mean, Hike!
    Can you feel it? All around the country, fields are being groomed, stenciled, and painted. Tonight, the college football season begins with Georgia State taking on Abilene Christian in what could be a preview of one of hundreds of games that…
  • Aug 26

    A Real Lulu of a Trademark Infringement Case

    A Real Lulu of a Trademark Infringement Case
    It’s that time of year again, the Minnesota State Fair is here, and trademark issues abound, again. We’re actually not covering the trademark fair issue we planned to cover today because we just caught wind of a…
  • Aug 25

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – The Anatomy of a Viral Phenomenon

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – The Anatomy of a Viral Phenomenon
    Matt Kucharski, Executive Vice President, PadillaCRT At PadillaCRT we’ve had numerous clients and prospects – both in the for-profit and not-for-profit world – ask us about the magic that is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.…
Rank this Week: 199

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 27

    Stay Pending Inter Partes Review Warranted by Plaintiff’s Delay in Filing Suit

    Stay Pending Inter Partes Review Warranted by Plaintiff’s Delay in Filing Suit
    Ignite USA, LLC v. Pacific Market Int’l, LLC, No. 14 C 845, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 29, 2014) (Holderman, J.). Judge Holderman granted defendant Pacific Marketing International’s (“PMI’s”) motion to stay…
  • Aug 25

    Permissible Repair Doctrine Applies Where Patentee Recommends Changing the Accused Part

    Permissible Repair Doctrine Applies Where Patentee Recommends Changing the Accused Part
    Robert Bosch LLC v. Trico Prods Corp., No. 12 C 437, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 21, 2014) (Grady, Sen. J.). Judge Grady denied defendants’ (collectively “Trico”) motion for summary judgment of noninfringement with respect to…
  • Aug 18

    Claim Differentiation Informs Claim Construction

    Claim Differentiation Informs Claim Construction
    Cumberland Pharms, Inc. v. Mylan Inst. LLC, No. 12 C 3846, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 26, 2014) (Pallmeyer, J.). Judge Pallmeyer construed the claims in this patent infringement case involving an IV form N-acetylcysteine — used for…
Rank this Week: 172

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Aug 13

    Who owns that journal? — an update

    Who owns that journal? — an update
    Earlier this year I wrote about a lawsuit involving the Duke University Press and their dispute with the Social Science History Association over who would control the journal Social Science History. A decision from the trial court in North…
  • Aug 10

    About that simian selfie

    About that simian selfie
    By now, most people know about the macaque monkeys that took pictures of themselves in the Indonesian jungle, and the controversy over who, if anyone, owns a copyright in the resulting pictures.  The events actually took place several…
  • Aug 7

    Signing My Rights Away (a guest post by Jennifer Ahern-Dodson)

    Signing My Rights Away (a guest post by Jennifer Ahern-Dodson)
    NOTE — Authorship can be a tricky thing, impacted by contractual agreements and even by shifting media.  In this guest post by Jennifer Ahern-Dodson of Duke’s Thompson Writing Program we get an additional perspective on the…
Rank this Week: 113

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: 139

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/
  • Jul 15

    USPTO negó la solicitud del registro del “Touch ID” a Apple

    USPTO negó la solicitud del registro del “Touch ID” a Apple
    La Oficina de Patentes y Marcas de los EE.UU. se ha negado oficialmente la solicitud de marca de Apple para “Touch ID”, basada en el “riesgo de confusión” con una marca similar. Los aspirantes a la marca de…
  • Jul 11

    Monsanto trata de patentar semilla de tomate resistente a enfermedad

    Monsanto trata de patentar semilla de tomate resistente a enfermedad
    En un intento atroz de patentar una nueva semilla, Monsanto una proveedora de productos químicos para la agricultura, en su mayoría herbicidas, insecticidas y transgénicos ha recurrido al fraude para tratar de…
  • Jul 11

    Los trolls intervinieron en dos tercios de los casos de infracciones de patente

    Los trolls intervinieron en dos tercios de los casos de infracciones de patente
    El número de casos presentados y concesiones de patentes alcanzó un máximo histórico en 2013,  los trolls de patentes que representan dos tercios de los casos de infracción , un aumento…
Rank this Week: 179

Maryland Intellectual Property Law…

Maryland Intellectual Property Law Blog

Provides news, analysis of important case law, summaries of pending litigation, statistical information, and commentary relating to intellectual property issues affecting Maryland businesses and individuals. By Brian Wm. Higgins.

http://www.marylandiplaw.com/
  • Jan 6

    CES Convention Won't Showcase This Trove of Technology

    CES Convention Won't Showcase This Trove of Technology
              Each year around this time, the biggest names in tech converge on Las Vegas at the annual International CES Show (Jan. 6-10), which organizers tout as a stage where…
  • Dec 31

    Classen v. King: Expanding Patent Law's Pharma Safe Harbor

    Classen v. King: Expanding Patent Law's Pharma Safe Harbor
              In Classen Immunotherapies v. King Pharmaceuticals, et al., No. 04-cv-3521 WDQ (D. Md 2013) (J. Quarles), the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland denied Classen's motion to…
  • Nov 6

    Book Review: Maryland IP Handbook

    Book Review: Maryland IP Handbook
    Patent, Copyright, Trade Secret, Right of Publicity, Trademark Handbook for Maryland Business and Litigation Lawyers by Brian Higgins, Peter Gunst, Dempsey Nash, Lawrence Sung, Eric Easton, Ned Himmelrich, Julie Rubin, and James…
Rank this Week: 194

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Aug 27

    USPTO to Host America Invents Act (AIA) Roadshow

    USPTO to Host America Invents Act (AIA) Roadshow
    Good afternoon, readers. This week, the U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), announced that it will host an American Invents Act roadshow in seven cities throughout the country.  The roadshows…
  • Aug 13

    Tunisia Soon To Be Added as EPO Extension State

    Tunisia Soon To Be Added as EPO Extension State
    An agreement was recently signed on July 3rd between EPO President Benoit Battistelli and Tunisian Minister for Industry, Energy and Mines Kamel Ben adding Tunisia as an EPO extension state. Once this agreement has been ratified, applicants…
  • Aug 13

    The Benefits of the Supplemental Search Report

    The Benefits of the Supplemental Search Report
    After filing your PCT application, an International Searching Authority (ISA) will perform a search of relevant patent documents and references. Additionally, the ISA will issue a preliminary and non-binding review of the claims, analyzing…
Rank this Week: 596

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/
  • Aug 27

    The Dangers of the New Trade Secrets Act

    The Dangers of the New Trade Secrets Act
    First, I want to state how thrilled I am to be joining the great group here at CITP. Every CITP scholar that I’ve gotten to know over the past several years have become friends and influenced my work in areas ranging from voting machine…
  • Aug 26

    Takedown 2.0: The Trouble with Broad TROs Targeting Non-Party Online Intermediarie

    Takedown 2.0: The Trouble with Broad TROs Targeting Non-Party Online Intermediarie
    On August 14, a federal district court in Oregon issued an ex parte temporary restraining order (TRO) in a civil copyright infringement case, ABS-CBN v. Ashby. The defendants in the case are accused of operating several “pirate…
  • Aug 22

    Airport Scanners: How Privacy Risk Leads to Security Risk

    Airport Scanners: How Privacy Risk Leads to Security Risk
    Debates about privacy and security tend to assume that the two are in opposition, so that improving privacy tends to degrade security, and vice versa. But often the two go hand in hand so that privacy enhances security. A good example comes…
Rank this Week: 370

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Patent Law in Greater China: a new title

    Patent Law in Greater China: a new title
    Patent Law In Greater China, edited by Stefan Luginbuehl and Peter Ganea, has just been published by Edward Elgar Publishing as part of its Intellectual Property Law an Practice series, which itself is co-edited by two Katfriends,…
  • Aug 27

    "Cultivated capsicums!" Peppers resist insect, breeders resist patent

    "Cultivated capsicums!" Peppers resist insect, breeders resist patent
    This Kat has received information concerning the publication in a national Dutch newspaper of a double page item calling for crowd-funding of opposition proceedings against a European patent.  The patent in question, granted last year to…
  • Aug 26

    Television Show Fan Does Not Own Facebook Like

    Television Show Fan Does Not Own Facebook Like
    Jeremy kindly informed me of a very interesting case about the ownership of the “likes” generated by a social media account created by a fan of the television show The Game. Spoiler alert: the fan lost.On August 20th, the Southern…
Rank this Week: 320

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Aug 27

    Cosplayers Fight for Online Anonymity and Privacy During Dragon Con

    Cosplayers Fight for Online Anonymity and Privacy During Dragon Con
    Wizards, Browncoats, Sherlockians, and Other Creative Communities Join EFF in “Project Secret Identity” Photo Campaign Atlanta - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), sci-fi blog io9, and a coalition of fan communities are…
  • Aug 26

    Too Many Secrets: A Court Ruling Spells Bad News for Anonymous Speech in Brazil

    Too Many Secrets: A Court Ruling Spells Bad News for Anonymous Speech in Brazil
    Last week was a bad day for freedom of expression in Brazil. Judge Paulo César de Carvalho, in the state court of Espírito Santo, issued a preliminary injunction ordering the removal of Secret—an anonymous sharing…
  • Aug 26

    Supreme Court Tackles Online Threat

    Supreme Court Tackles Online Threat
    When Sarah Palin placed crosshairs over political districts her political action committee was targeting in the 2010 midterm election, there was an outcry but she wasn’t arrested. Although some claimed the imagery was violent, no one…
Rank this Week: 620

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Unsubstantiated Claim of “Extortive Litigation Tactics” No Basis for Attorneys’ Fee Award

    Unsubstantiated Claim of “Extortive Litigation Tactics” No Basis for Attorneys’ Fee Award
    The court denied defendant's motion for attorneys’ fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 after plaintiff executed a covenant not to sue and dismissed its action. "[Defendant] argues that it is entitled to attorney fees because [plaintiff's]…
  • Aug 26

    Sanctions Awarded for “Filibuster” Deposition Tactic

    Sanctions Awarded for “Filibuster” Deposition Tactic
    The court granted plaintiff's ex parte motion to compel a further deposition and sanctioned defendant for its "filibuster." "It strains credulity to take the witness’s expressed inability to understand common terms such as 'what,'…
  • Aug 25

    Late Assertion of Unpatentability Defense Barred Despite Intervening Decision in Alice Corp.

    Late Assertion of Unpatentability Defense Barred Despite Intervening Decision in Alice Corp.
    The court denied defendant's motion for judgment that plaintiff's patents were invalid for ineligible subject matter because defendant failed to preserve that argument. "After trial and shortly before the . . . hearing on post-trial motions,…
Rank this Week: 468

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Aug 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-26
    Amazon buys Twitch for almost $1 billion http://t.co/0XFG86eihb -> Internet of Things and telecom law issues http://t.co/U80qQW9UU5 -> Piracy: How it affects you http://t.co/aSU2jtZKHf -> British man sentenced to nearly three years…
  • Aug 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-25
    Tricks of the Software-Based Patent Trade http://t.co/0RcG7aE6rT -> Patent Troll Intellectual Ventures Claims Its Layoffs Are Because It's Invented A New Way To Buy Patents http://t.co/7czLcekjSj -> Ninth Circuit refuses to enforce…
  • Aug 25

    Online vendors owe purchasers a duty of care says an Ontario court: Hazjizadeh v Canada

    Online vendors owe purchasers a duty of care says an Ontario court: Hazjizadeh v Canada
    Online vendors will be interested in a recent decision of an Ontario court in Hazjizadeh v Canada (Attorney General), 2014 CanLII 48552 (ON SCSM). In the ruling the court held that online advertisers owe a duty of care to prospective…
Rank this Week: 331

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Not Bingo

    Not Bingo
    Planet Bingo got patents for a computer managing a game of bingo, starting with parent 6,398,646. It assertion against VKGS lasted only until summary judgment, where all claims were found patent ineligible under § 101. Like Alice and…
  • Aug 16

    Inequitable Conduct

    Inequitable Conduct
    The district court and CAFC found Dr. Bernard Charles Sherman, founder and chairman of Apotex, guilty of inequitable conduct in his patenting of an antihypertensive claimed in 6,767,556. "Dr. Sherman breached his duty of candor, good faith,…
  • Aug 16

    Collaborative Filtering

    Collaborative Filtering
    I/P engine sued Google, Target, and Gannett (a media conglomerate) over 6,314,420 & continuation 6,775,664. Judge and jury at district court found the patents infringed, and neither anticipated nor obvious. As these were major U.S.…
Rank this Week: 536

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Aug 26

    Portugal approves proposal to expand scope of private copying levy

    Portugal approves proposal to expand scope of private copying levy
    Our friend Tito Rendas has emailed us with the following news from Portugal: "The Portuguese Council of Ministers has recently approved a proposal to amend Portugal's Private Copying Law. The proposal updates the list of reproduction…
  • Aug 25

    Copyright, technology and a contest!

    Copyright, technology and a contest!
    [If you are also an IPKat reader, I apologise for the cross-posting ]Copyright and Technology ...On 1 October 2014 the beautiful London offices of Reed Smith LLP will host the 1-day Copyright and…
  • Aug 25

    Copyright law reform: China asks for public comment

    Copyright law reform: China asks for public comment
    [I didn't spot that Ben had posted on this item over the weekend. However, since its subject matter is quite important, I decided to leave this post up in the hope that more people will spot it and make their comments known ...] A note by…
Rank this Week: 613

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

Discusses legal and policy issues in the software freedom community, with occasional interviews. By Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler.

http://faif.us/
  • Aug 26

    0x4C: Copyleft vs permissive vs CLA

    0x4C: Copyleft vs permissive vs CLA
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:38) Bradley and Karen introduce Simo's talk. Segment 1 (00:03:02) The slides from Simo's talk are available, if you want to follow along Segment 2 (00:59:50) Bradley menitoned his blog …
  • Aug 5

    0x4B: CLA Panel Discussion

    0x4B: CLA Panel Discussion
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley and Karen introduce the panel discussion. Segment 1 (01:28) The panel guests are Van Lindberg and Richard Fontana. Van quoted from the Apache Corporate CLA. (40:55) Segment 2…
  • Jul 30

    0x4A: See LA?

    0x4A: See LA?
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Bradley mentioned FSF's copyright assignment process. (05:50) Bradley mentioned RMS' essay regarding what you should do if a company asks you to assign copyright on Free Software. (14:00) …
Rank this Week: 647

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Covers intellectual property issues in academia. By Bond Schoeneck & King.

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • Aug 26

    NCAA to Appeal O’Bannon Decision

    NCAA to Appeal O’Bannon Decision
    Last Thursday, the NCAA announced that it had filed a notice of appeal of Judge Claudia Wilken’s August 8, 2014 decision in O’Bannon v. National Collegiate Athletic Association et al.  The appeal was widely anticipated…
  • Aug 12

    Court Rules Against NCAA in O’Bannon Case

    Court Rules Against NCAA in O’Bannon Case
    The United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued its highly anticipated decision in the Ed O’Bannon case on August 8, 2014.  The Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, a class consisting of current…
  • Aug 8

    Deadlines Applicable to Colleges and Universities Approaching for Participation in SEC’s Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative

    Deadlines Applicable to Colleges and Universities Approaching for Participation in SEC’s Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative
    OVERVIEW On March 10, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced a voluntary self-reporting program for issuers and underwriters of municipal bonds for reporting of inaccurate statements made in offering…
Rank this Week: 619

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Response to Go Topless Day 2014 in Phoenix

    Response to Go Topless Day 2014 in Phoenix
    I’m a big advocate for equal rights – whether we’re talking about gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. I firmly believe that the law should apply equally to everyone and I’m grateful that the U.S. Supreme…
  • Aug 25

    More Unsolicited Advice for Law Grads in Professional No Man’s Land

    More Unsolicited Advice for Law Grads in Professional No Man’s Land
    Last week I put out a post about networking tips for new law school grads who are working on their job search while waiting on their bar results. A few days ago I got an email from a law grad who is in this professional no man’s land.…
  • Aug 21

    Important Money Lessons for Entrepreneur

    Important Money Lessons for Entrepreneur
    I’ve been listening to, and loving, The Mistake Podcast, hosted by Peter Shankman and Peter Keller. Each week they interview a successful business owner or C-level executive about their biggest business mistake and what they…
Rank this Week: 626

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/
Rank this Week: 559

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 22

    Homer Simpson Hologram at Comic-Con Spurs Patent Lawsuit

    Homer Simpson Hologram at Comic-Con Spurs Patent Lawsuit
    IPNews® - The special appearance of Homer Simpson's hologram at the Comic-Con conference in San Diego last month has given rise to a patent infringement lawsuit against 20th Century Fox. Alki David's Hologram USA, Musion Das Hologram and…
  • Aug 14

    Monkey Business: Who Owns the Copyright to a Selfie Taken by a Monkey?

    Monkey Business: Who Owns the Copyright to a Selfie Taken by a Monkey?
    IPNews® - British photographer David Slater is embroiled in a debate over the self-portrait taken by a monkey, which the animal shot using his unattended equipment three years ago. Wikimedia Commons, a database of millions of images and…
  • Aug 7

    University of Arkansas Gets Sound Trademark on Its Famous Hog Call

    University of Arkansas Gets Sound Trademark on Its Famous Hog Call
    IPNews® - The University of Arkansas has trademarked the sounds contained in its famous Hog Call – Wooo Pig Sooie! This trademark means that the Hog Call cannot be used by anyone for commercial purposes without permission or a…
Rank this Week: 604

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
Rank this Week: 588

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/
  • Aug 21

    PTAB interpretations of "integral" in various mechanical application

    PTAB interpretations of "integral" in various mechanical application
    Today's post will take a look at how the Board has interpreted the claim term "integral", and variations thereof, in a few different mechanical applications. In these decisions, the Board has read "integral" to be broader than unitary…
  • Jul 28

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

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

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

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals ntended use
    Takeaway:Sometimes Examiners ignore claim language – give it no patentable weight – by characterizing a phrase as "intended use." However, not every verb phrase using "to" signals intended use. In many types of claims –…
Rank this Week: 425

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Aug 20

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform
    In a surprising turn of events last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that he was reintroducing legislation to modify Masschusetts noncompete law and to adopt a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The noncompete bill…
  • Jul 31

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead
    While it was close this year, in the end, there was no legislative reform of either Massachusetts noncompete law or Massachusetts trade secrets law. I expect, however, that Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative…
  • Jul 3

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill
    Progress in the Massachusetts State House: On Tuesday, July 1, the latest version of the Massachusetts Noncompete Bill (the latest version of the bill that I had drafted for Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative Lori…
Rank this Week: 512

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    A certain NFL team is on the warpath

    A certain NFL team is on the warpath
    Sorry about the pun — but then again, I’m not the PTO; then again, too, my attitude toward “scandalous and offensive” ethnic marks is different from that of lots of people, too. This one, in particular, has long rubbed…
  • Aug 11

    How bad is really bad IP blogging?

    How bad is really bad IP blogging?
    Originally posted 2010-10-08 00:01:59. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI don’t like to call out other bloggers, but I do it sometimes.  People are gentle with my mistakes — Steve Feingold being the model of graciousness this…
  • Aug 11

    Hershey keeps pushing it

    Hershey keeps pushing it
    Originally posted 2008-10-30 00:01:29. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAnd as usual, Marty’s on top of it like chocolate sauce on vanilla ice cream. Hershey’s (Hershey’s’s?) pushing of the wrapper, foil and all, is…
Rank this Week: 321

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 335

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Aug 14

    REDSKINS APPEAL TTAB RULING

    REDSKINS APPEAL TTAB RULING
    By David Kramer & James Stewart On Thursday, August 14, 2014, the Washington Redskins filed a much-anticipated appeal in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia of a June Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decision…
  • Aug 1

    AMENDMENTS TO THE PRC COPYRIGHT LAW ....the practical implications for rights owner

    AMENDMENTS TO THE PRC COPYRIGHT LAW ....the practical implications for rights owner
    By Edward Chatterton and Horace Lam WHEN WILL THINGS CHANGE On June 6, 2014, the fourth draft version of the new PRC Copyright Law (New Law) was published for public comment, having first been published in 2010. The period for public comment…
  • Jul 22

    FOLLOWING LOSS BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT, AEREO "ASTONISHES" BROADCASTERS WITH NEW LEGAL STRATEGY

    FOLLOWING LOSS BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT, AEREO "ASTONISHES" BROADCASTERS WITH NEW LEGAL STRATEGY
    Reposted from Intellectual Property and Technology Alert By Andrew L. Deutsch, Marc E. Miller and Melissa A. Reinckens Shortly after its highly publicized loss before the US Supreme Court, which appeared to doom its over-the-air…
Rank this Week: 624

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

    IPSC part 5: more copyright
    Third Breakout SessionCopyright and CompetitionCopyright’s Technological InterdependenciesClark AsayTechnological patrons depend on copyright for their motivations.  Copyright is an interdependent part of broader creative systems.…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)
    Second Breakout SessionCopyright Fair UseRaw Materials and Creative WorksAndrew GildenRaw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
Rank this Week: 367

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Aug 5

    Book Review: Superintelligence

    Book Review: Superintelligence
    By Oxford professor Nick Bostrom. Link to Amazon Kindle edition. This book has its own Wikipedia page. I read it because Elon Musk recommended it in this Tweet. The main argument, as far as I understand it: Artificial intelligence may improve…
  • Aug 2

    Germany Dirtiest Country of the World

    Germany Dirtiest Country of the World
    That’s not a title to be proud of. I like the World Cup win much better. Unfortunately, Germany is the largest producer of lignite in the World. I just learned this because I read this blog post by Craig Morris about Germany’s…
  • Jul 23

    Book Review: Origin Mystery Series by A.G. Riddle

    Book Review: Origin Mystery Series by A.G. Riddle
    This is a series of three books. The Atlantis Gene, The Atlantis Plague, and The Atlantis World. They are science fiction, involving different alien worlds, and deal with climate change only in passing. However, those few climate change…
Rank this Week: 372

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

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

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Aug 4

    They Invented What? (No. 240)

    They Invented What? (No. 240)
    U.S. Patent No. 8,609,158:  Diane’s manna. JW Note:  Thanks to Guy L. for bringing this patent to our attention.  Guy tells us that his favorite quotes also include: Column 1, Line 24: “Exhibit G has a combination…
  • Jun 19

    Washington Redskins Trademark Registrations are Cancelled

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

    Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologie

    Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologie
    The Supreme Court of the United States holds a defendant, in a patent infringement suit, is not liable for inducing infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a) when no one has directly infringed under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a) or any…
Rank this Week: 351

Azrights

Azrights

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

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Aug 1

    Strict sanctions for failing to comply with latest distance selling regulation

    Strict sanctions for failing to comply with latest distance selling regulation
    If you sell online, then you’ll want to make sure you comply with new rules introduced by the latest consumer regulations.  Businesses need to be aware of their impact, so they can update terms and procedures accordingly, and…
  • Jul 18

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe

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

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe
    The notion that the main consideration when choosing a new brand name is its availability as a .com domain is widespread. What is less well known is that you may not be free to use your chosen domain name if the name would infringe on someone…
Rank this Week: 259

Gray On Claims

Gray On Claims

Covers claim construction and patent law. By Justin E. Gray.

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

    Another Challenge to the False Marking Provisions of the AIA Bites the Dust

    Another Challenge to the False Marking Provisions of the AIA Bites the Dust
    Stauffer v. Brooks Brothers Group, Inc. (Fed. Cir. July 10, 2014) In this false marking case, one of a handful of qui tam false marking cases filed before the Forest Group floodgates opened in late 2009, the Federal Circuit held that…
  • Jun 7

    Nautilus v. Biosig - What Will Be The New Test For "Reasonable Certainty"?

    Nautilus v. Biosig - What Will Be The New Test For "Reasonable Certainty"?
    Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instrucments, Inc. (U.S. Supreme Court June 2, 2014) As has been written about at length, the Supreme Court has rejected the "insolubly ambiguous" test finding it "does not satisfy" 35 U.S.C. 112 P2 and has…
  • May 9

    In re Packard - Standard for Indefiniteness Before the USPTO

    In re Packard - Standard for Indefiniteness Before the USPTO
    In re Packard (Fed Cir. May 6, 2014) In this case, the Federal Circuit considered the question of "what standard for indefiniteness should the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") apply to pre-issuance claims?"  The applicant…
Rank this Week: 563

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    Ask Dr. Copyright …

    Ask Dr. Copyright …
    Dear Doc: Ever since you wrote about Aereo, the company with bazillions of tiny TV antennas and video recorders, I have been waiting for them to come to my town, so that I could get a decent television picture (no more of that digital BRAAAAP…
  • Jun 28

    Skins Lose Trademark Game Before the TTAB

    Skins Lose Trademark Game Before the TTAB
    If you haven’t heard by now, this past week the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office canceled several trademarks owned by Pro-Football, Inc. (“Pro Football”)…
  • Jun 28

    Busy, Busy, Busy

    Busy, Busy, Busy
    The Supreme Court has had a busy time of it in June stirring the patent pot, with decisions in three cases and arguments in a fourth. The general rule is that whenever the Supreme Court decides a patent case, the law is left in worse shape…
Rank this Week: 526

Delaware IP Law Blog

Delaware IP Law Blog

Covers case analysis and commentary on intellectual property law. Published by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareiplaw.com/
  • Jun 18

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent
    Judge Andrews has issued his memorandum opinion construing disputed terms of four patents related to logic and memory circuits for integration into high density integrated circuit chips. In 2011, the plaintiffs, HSM Portfolio and Technology…
  • Jun 18

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure
    On Wednesday, June 18, Judge Leonard P. Stark published a new form scheduling order on the District of Delaware web site for non-ANDA patent cases, as well as a new form pre-trial order for patent cases, a new set of...
  • Jun 16

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim
    Judge Richard G. Andrews recently granted plaintiff St. Jude's motion to dismiss defendant Volcano Corp.'s inequitable conduct counterclaim and affirmative defense. St. Jude Medical v. Volcano Corp., C.A. No. 12-441-RGA (D. Del. June 11,…
Rank this Week: 475

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
  • Jun 5

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"
    Professor Brown-Nagin's talk examines the legacy of The Honorable Constance Baker Motley—and break new ground in the study of civil rights, women's rights, and the legal profession. A protégée of Thurgood Marshall, Motley…
  • Jun 3

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"
    In a naïve model of judging, Congress writes statutes, which courts know about and then slavishly apply. But a Chicago lawyer might doubt this model, believing judges are maximizing something other than compliance with the law. In this…
  • May 29

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer
    Professor Todd Henderson leads an engaging discussion with Yammer Founder and CEO, David Sacks. David has been involved in the Internet space more than 10 years as an entrepreneur, executive and investor, starting with PayPal in 1999. He…
Rank this Week: 515

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 538

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Covers patent infringement and litigation.

http://patentdrafting.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 463

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • May 23

    Why Startups Should Always Do Patent Searche

    Why Startups Should Always Do Patent Searche
    The USPTO will never require mandatory patent searching. But I can dream. The single biggest thing that the USPTO could do to improve patent quality and reduce the power of patent trolls would be to require patent applicants to do …
  • Apr 1

    How To Regain Your Social Networking Virginity

    How To Regain Your Social Networking Virginity
    Simplifying your life on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other social networks. In 1990, I worked evenings and weekends doing programming for Cayman Systems in Cambridge, MA, both to earn extra money to pay off my college loans and…
  • Mar 26

    Top 10 Reasons Shane Victorino is Worth 22 Seconds of Music

    Top 10 Reasons Shane Victorino is Worth 22 Seconds of Music
    Don’t worry, about a thing, ’cause every little thing, gonna be all right! Remember when the NHL changed rules to require helmets? And it grandfathered the “old school” players? Well, MLB has reduced the time alloted…
Rank this Week: 360

Andrew P. Lahser's Patent Blog

Andrew P. Lahser's Patent Blog

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

http://lahserpatent.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 228

BizTechLaw Blog

BizTechLaw Blog

By Wahab & Medenica LLC.

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

    New Corporation Formation and Planning Questionnaire

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

    Limited Liability Company Planning Questionnaire

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

    Breakdown and Summary of Literary Option Agreement

    Breakdown and Summary of Literary Option Agreement
    With the speculative, costly and long-term nature of developing various literary properties (i.e., books graphic novels, etc.) for screen (i.e., film, TV, etc.), producers require an effective mechanism to secure rights for a limited time…
Rank this Week: 386