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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    CAFC re-visits design patents in High Point Design vs. BDI

    CAFC re-visits design patents in High Point Design vs. BDI
    The outcome:BDI challenges each of these determinations on appeal.For the reasons set forth below, we reverse summaryjudgment of invalidity, affirm summary judgment ofnon-infringement, affirm the denial of BDI’s motion foradditional…
  • Jul 30

    CAFC analyzes stay requests in view of CBM review by PTAB

    CAFC analyzes stay requests in view of CBM review by PTAB
    The background of this CAFC case relates to stays requested byApple, and by Samsung:Smartflash LLC and Smartflash Technologies Ltd.(collectively, “Smartflash”), patent licensing companies,filed separate suits against Apple and…
  • Jul 28

    CAFC addresses analogous art in Circuit Check v. QXQ

    CAFC addresses analogous art in Circuit Check v. QXQ
    In Circuit Check v. QXQ, the jury had found the claims of the patentof Circuit Check not invalid as obvious, the district court judge granted judgment as a matter of lawthat the claims were obvious and invalid, and the CAFC reversed the…
Rank this Week: 32

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: 53

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/
  • Jul 29

    BUBBLE GENIUS LLC v. Smith, CD Cal – Personal Jurisdiction

    BUBBLE GENIUS LLC v. Smith, CD Cal – Personal Jurisdiction
    BUBBLE GENIUS LLC v. Smith, Dist. Court, CD California 2015 – Google Scholar: CD Cal declines to exercise personal jurisdiction over Queens, NY business that allegedly ships into California but has no other contacts.
  • Jul 27

    Glick v. Townsend, Dist. Court, D. Montana 2015

    Glick v. Townsend, Dist. Court, D. Montana 2015
    Somewhat odd fact pattern from D Montana.  Allegations that plaintiff assisted defendant in a re-write of a novel (unpublished) and didn’t credit plaintiff with the creation of the book title. Glick v. Townsend, Dist. Court, D.…
  • Jul 27

    Doobie v Doobie Decimal

    Doobie v Doobie Decimal
    Courthouse News Service:    Doobie Brothers Corp. and Doobro Entertainment on Friday sued Roger McNamee and Jason Crosby, who perform under the name Doobie Decimal System, a classic-rock cover band.
Rank this Week: 77

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jul 30

    Old Money, Old Navy, Fabric Copyright Infringement Suit, Oh Dear!

    Old Money, Old Navy, Fabric Copyright Infringement Suit, Oh Dear!
    Sugartown Worldwide LLC, the owner of the trademark Lilly Pulitzer and the distributor of the famous fashion brand, is suing Old Navy and its parent company Gap, claiming that the retailer infringed its copyright when it sold several models…
  • Jul 30

    Of catapults and caterpillars: hubbub over the Hub

    Of catapults and caterpillars: hubbub over the Hub
    Waiting for the Champagne ...Once upon a time, launches involved ships and smashing bottles of Champagne against their sides as they slid gracefully into the water. Launches nowadays seem to involve mainly websites and online services; the…
  • Jul 28

    Photographer Claims Harley Davidson Used Photograph without Authorization

    Photographer Claims Harley Davidson Used Photograph without Authorization
    Lisa Michael, a North Carolina professional photographer, filed a complainton July 21 against Harley-Davidson and three of its dealers, alleging that their use of one of her photographs in an advertising brochure had not been authorized and…
Rank this Week: 142

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/
Rank this Week: 154

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 230

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 29

    New Update on Subject Matter Eligibility to be Published on July 30th

    New Update on Subject Matter Eligibility to be Published on July 30th
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will publish a Notice on July 30th that the Office is updating their procedures for determining subject matter eligibility. A copy of this Notice can be found here. The update will…
  • Jul 28

    JPO and USPTO Announce PCT and Search Collaboration

    JPO and USPTO Announce PCT and Search Collaboration
    By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced two new collaborations with the Japan Patent Office. In a press release issued on July 1, the USPTO announced an agreement with the JPO in which the JPO will…
  • Jul 27

    CBO Provides Cost Estimate to Government to Implement Innovation Act

    CBO Provides Cost Estimate to Government to Implement Innovation Act
    By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a cost estimate for the Innovation Act (H.R. 9). The bill, which was introduced in February, was reported by the House Committee on the Judiciary in June. The…
Rank this Week: 304

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/
  • Jul 28

    Fair Use and YouTube – a Creator’s Take

    Fair Use and YouTube – a Creator’s Take
    Scott Hervey, an entertainment attorney and shareholder with Weintraub Tobin, and Rian Bosak, VP of Network Operations with Fullscreen presented “Fair Use and YouTube – a Creator’s Take” to a packed house during VidCon…
  • Jul 24

    Will Lenz v. Universal Make Online Copyright Enforcement More Challenging for Copyright Owner

    Will Lenz v. Universal Make Online Copyright Enforcement More Challenging for Copyright Owner
    Pending before the 9th Circuit is a case which may change the landscape for online copyright protection. The case, Lenz v. Universal, may make it more difficult for copyright owners to protect against infringement in today’s environment…
  • Jul 17

    Patent Infringement and Appellate Jurisdiction

    Patent Infringement and Appellate Jurisdiction
    In general, any appeal from a civil action involving claims of patent infringement must be made to the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. A recent case from the Ninth Circuit, Amity Rubberized Pen Company v. Market Quest Group, illustrates…
Rank this Week: 331

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/
  • Jul 6

    Congratulations To Top 40 Most Popular New York Law Blogs Of All Time

    Congratulations To Top 40 Most Popular New York Law Blogs Of All Time
    According to Justia BlawgSearch, there are 302 blogs focusing on New York law.  Justia ranks the most popular of "all time".   Here are the top 40: 1. Real Estate Law Blog2. New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library3. New…
  • Jun 29

    Congratulations To Top 25 Most Popular Copyright Law Blogs Of All Time

    Congratulations To Top 25 Most Popular Copyright Law Blogs Of All Time
    Justia's Blawgsearch Ranks the "Most Popular" copyright law blogs.  Out of 89 copyright law blogs listed in total by Justia, here are the top 25 of "all time."  Visiting each one shows you just how alive thinking is…
  • Jun 22

    Congratulations To Top 25 Most Popular Intellectual Property Law Blogs of All Time

    Congratulations To Top 25 Most Popular Intellectual Property Law Blogs of All Time
    Justia's Blawgsearch Ranks the "Most Popular" intellectual property law blogs.  Out of 461 intellectual property law blogs listed in total by Justia, here are the top 25 of "all time."  Visiting each one shows you just how alive…
Rank this Week: 413

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

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

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Jun 23

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

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

    USPTO First To File Roadshow

    USPTO First To File Roadshow
    Via this USPTO webpage: The USPTO will be hosting seven half-day roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). In…
  • Sep 22

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner
    Here are some helpful posts for patent and trademark practitioners on the use of Adobe Acrobat: Acrobat for Legal Professionals Blog (ALPB) on Converting Color PDFs to Greyscale or Black and White. ALPB on Converting Color PDF to Greyscale…
Rank this Week: 435

Jackson White Intellectual…

Jackson White Intellectual Property Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-ip-attorney/blog/
  • May 13

    Streaming Site Grooveshark Shut Down

    Streaming Site Grooveshark Shut Down
    After three years in court, US District Judge Thomas Griesa has decided that the company knowingly worked outside Copyright law. Warner Bros Records, Sony Music Entertainment, Arista Music and six other companies sued Grooveshark in 2011 for…
  • Mar 12

    Park Slope Restaurant Sued for Trademark Infringement

    Park Slope Restaurant Sued for Trademark Infringement
    Who doesn’t love a spoonful of Nutella? The sweet hazelnut spread has become a popular indulgence with chocolate lovers everywhere, but for one Park Slope restaurant it seems their indulgence has offended the Nutella parent company,…
  • Mar 10

    Left Shark has Katy Perry’s Legal Team Swimming in Circle

    Left Shark has Katy Perry’s Legal Team Swimming in Circle
    Everyone who tuned into the Super bowl witnessed the Half-Time show featuring Katy Perry. While Katy may have been the star, according to social media accounts across the nation, “Left Shark” stole the show. It didn’t take…
Rank this Week: 224

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: 227

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/
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the…
  • Apr 10

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit
    TI Beverage Group and its attorney, trademark licensor, and co-plaintiff Michael Machat are not drinking at the Yard House and nothing seems to be merry despite the consumption of tacos and alcohol. Plaintiffs appear to have more of an…
  • Jan 30

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury
    Every year the NFL’s trademark attorneys aggressively send cease and desist letters to business using the term “Super Bowl,” threatening them with the trademark law equivalent of traumatic brain injury. Even churches are not granted…
Rank this Week: 269

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Mar 17

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow
    Des Moines patent attorney Brett J. Trout has just been named a Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only, upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges, and unanimous approval by…
  • Mar 16

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium
    The 2015 Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium addresses the theme of Ethics and Electronics: Navigating Legal Ethics and New Technology. The symposium will be held March 27, 2014, at Creighton University’s School of Law. Brett…
  • Dec 17

    Inventing to Nowhere

    Inventing to Nowhere
    The Frightening Irony The documentary Inventing to Nowhere boils a series of complex questions down into one: Why are we allowing companies that stifle innovation to dictate our country’s innovation strategy? The History The…
Rank this Week: 321

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: 333

The Trademark Blogger

The Trademark Blogger

News & Views on Trademark Registration and Litigation. By Morris Turek.

http://www.yourtrademarkattorney.com/trademark-attorney-blog/
  • Dec 5

    Trademark Law – What is Confusingly Similar?

    Trademark Law – What is Confusingly Similar?
    Has your trademark application been rejected because the trademark examining attorney found your mark to be “confusingly similar” to an existing mark?  Under Section 2(d) of the Trademark Act, the Trademark Office is…
  • Dec 4

    Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement

    Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement
    The number 13 is clearly Taylor Swift’s favorite number, and it seems for good reason.  The twenty-four year old, multiple Grammy-award winner recently told E! News, “I was born on the 13th.  I turned 13 on Friday the…
  • Dec 3

    Trademark Implications of 3D Printing

    Trademark Implications of 3D Printing
    Some say that 3D printing is ushering in a Third Industrial Revolution.  A 3D printer is a machine that seems to be able to create objects out of thin air.  It can print in a number of mediums, including plastic, metal, nylon, or a…
Rank this Week: 193

Gray On Claims

Gray On Claims

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

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

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: 298

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

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

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 292

Transnational Law Blog

Transnational Law Blog

Covers laws which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers, including human rights, environmental law, immigration, intellectual property and space law. By Derek Deavenport, John Dermody, Travis Hodgkins and Christine Ngo.

http://transnationallawblog.typepad.com/transnational_law_blog/
  • Apr 7

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism
    I wonder what do you think about Google’s decision to confront China’s censorship by pulling out of the country entirely despite a potential lost of profit for not doing its business with now the second largest economy in the word? A…
  • Apr 2

    March's Winners and Loser

    March's Winners and Loser
    We are moving further away from the double dips danger! Last month the US economy added 162,000 jobs- a strong showing of a potentially more sustained recovery for US economy. Payroll gains are largely boosted by private sectors and much less…
  • Nov 18

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger
    Today, in an interview with Fox News in Beijing, President Obama warned that “the US economy could head into a ‘double-dip recession’ unless urgent steps were taken to rein back America’s mounting level of public debt,” reported the…
Rank this Week: 235

Patent Pod

Patent Pod

Covers U.S. patent law case summaries and court opinions. By Andrew P. Lahser.

http://www.patentpod.com
  • Feb 1

    Patent

    Patent
    If you have never been through the patent process before, and even if you have, do you understand the stategies and tactics used to evaluate the strength of a patent? Do you have a method for determining when an idea is worth pursuing and…
  • Feb 1

    Contact U

    Contact U
    13239 N. La Montana Drive Suite 215 Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 (480) 816-9383 Office (480) 837-5378 Fax Please use email form. In order to maintain high quality, the Law Office of Andrew P. Lahser, PLC limits its practice to intellectual…
  • Feb 1

    Biography

    Biography
    Andrew P. Lahser is a registered patent attorney. He is licensed to practice in Arizona and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His practice is limited exclusively to intellectual property law. Professional Activities Mr.
Rank this Week: 370

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

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

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
Rank this Week: 2113

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 5038

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Amicus supporting rehearing in MTM v. Amazon

    Amicus supporting rehearing in MTM v. Amazon
    IP Professors, with excellent assistance from Cathy Gellis.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jul 30

    Limiting remedies when a descriptive fair use defense fail

    Limiting remedies when a descriptive fair use defense fail
    Anhing Corp. v. Thuan Phong Co., No. CV 13-05167, 2015 WL 4517846  (C.D. Cal. Jul. 24, 2015)   This post-trial ruling covers a lot of detailed ground on descriptive fair use, unclean hands, and remedies.  Anhing…
  • Jul 30

    Transformative use of the day, Lululemon edition

    Transformative use of the day, Lululemon edition
    I can't wait to carry this bag around and watch the double-takes.  (Would also fit well on Welcome to Night Vale.)http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 1417

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Jul 30

    Long-Term Care Planning, Part 2

    Long-Term Care Planning, Part 2
    Your Funding Options The first part of planning for long-term care is realizing that, a) most of us will need this kind of care for at least some time before we die and b) the cost of this care can be financially devastating for a family if…
  • Jul 19

    Long-Term Care Planning, Part 1

    Long-Term Care Planning, Part 1
    A Central Requirement Health care has been the topic of discussion lately, but the greatest threat to your financial health is long-term care. This is the kind of care you need if you are not able to perform normal daily activities (such as…
  • Jul 9

    The Final Step in the Estate Planning Process – A Family Meeting

    The Final Step in the Estate Planning Process – A Family Meeting
    The Final Step in the Estate Planning Process – A Family Meeting Possibly one of the most difficult steps in the estate planning process is the final step – to have a family meeting to discuss your wishes and instructions. Your…
Rank this Week: 3725

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Peace, Love, and . . . Trademarks?

    Peace, Love, and . . . Trademarks?
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In Juice Generation, Inc. v. GS Enterprises, LLC (Case No. 2014-1853), the Federal…
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte Rule Preventing Post-Expiration Patent Royaltie

    Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte Rule Preventing Post-Expiration Patent Royaltie
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In a 6-3 decision authored by Justice Kagan, the United States Supreme Court in…
  • Jun 3

    Pittsburgh Court Rules on Data Breach Class Claims – Denying Cause of Action

    Pittsburgh Court Rules on Data Breach Class Claims – Denying Cause of Action
    Posted By Henry M. Sneath, Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Breach Prevention and Response Team at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  hsneath@psmn.com or 412-288-4013 A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Judge…
Rank this Week: 3013

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 907

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 30

    Read This: USPTO’s New Examination Guidelines Subject Matter Eligibility Provide “Pathways to Eligibility”

    Read This: USPTO’s New Examination Guidelines Subject Matter Eligibility Provide “Pathways to Eligibility”
    By Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court’s decisions in Alice Corp v. CLS Bank and Mayo v. Prometheus serve as dramatic turning points in the conventional wisdom of subject matter eligibility.  Inventions…
  • Jul 30

    Seeking the AntiCommon

    Seeking the AntiCommon
    Interesting historical look at patent-pools and ‘transaction entrepreneurs’ by USC law professor Jonathan Barnet leads him to the conclusion that the “anti-commons” concerns in the patent context don’t hold…
  • Jul 30

    Patent Office Issues Updated “Interim Guidance” on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

    Patent Office Issues Updated “Interim Guidance” on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility
    By Jason Rantanen This morning, the USPTO issued a substantial update to its December 2014 “Interim Guidance” on patent subject matter eligibility.  The update addresses comments on the 2014 Guidance and includes several new…
Rank this Week: 2064

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Jul 30

    Was Philadelphia’s Erasure of Cosby Mural Illegal?

    Was Philadelphia’s Erasure of Cosby Mural Illegal?
    Nicholas O’Donnell explains, Few things have brought consensus recently more than the revulsion over the allegations against comedian Bill Cosby, a Philadelphia native.  Yet in a desire to distance itself from Cosby, the city may…
  • Jul 26

    Gerhard Richter Disowns Early Works From West German Period

    Gerhard Richter Disowns Early Works From West German Period
    And collectors aren’t liking it.
  • Jul 21

    Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Art & Law Program

    Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Art & Law Program
    Call for Applications: The 2016 Art & Law Program Applications for the 2016 Art & Law Program are now being accepted.  Deadline for applications:  October 19, 2015 Going on its 7th year, The Program seeks…
Rank this Week: 4990

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
Rank this Week: 4871

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Rapper and Mogul 50 Cent Files for Bankruptcy

    Rapper and Mogul 50 Cent Files for Bankruptcy
    50 Cent’s moniker has ceased being figurative— the rapper and business mogul has filed for bankruptcy in Connecticut’s Bankruptcy Court.Curtis James Jackson III, known by his stage name “50 Cent” or…
  • Jul 16

    Get the Fastest SCOTUS News Alerts, Such As the Court's Recent Same Sex Marriage Decision

    Get the Fastest SCOTUS News Alerts, Such As the Court's Recent Same Sex Marriage Decision
    On July 26, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that states must recognize same-sex marriage. The long awaited decision was 5-4, with Justice Kennedy casting the swing vote in favor of upholding same-sex unions. In his opinion for…
  • Jul 9

    How Can I Track Companies Being Sued?

    How Can I Track Companies Being Sued?
    Docket Alarm’s comprehensive platform has many tools to help you keep track of companies and their legal affairs.  For example, Docket Alarm’s email alert tool helps keep you informed of the latest litigation developments…
Rank this Week: 1872

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jul 30

    San Diego and Salt Lake Battle for Comic Con Trademark

    San Diego and Salt Lake Battle for Comic Con Trademark
    IPNews® - The trademark battle between San Diego Comic-Con and Salt Lake Comic Con is set to go to Federal Court. San Diego Comic-Con sued Salt Lake Comic Con on the grounds that the two names were too similar and likely to cause…
  • Jul 22

    Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement

    Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® - Blue Sphere, Inc. has sued Taylor Swift for using the trademark LUCKY 13 in relation to apparel among other goods.  Blue Sphere owns many LUCKY 13 trademarks and claims that Swift may have had prior knowledge of its…
  • Jul 14

    Redskins Lose Trademark Battle

    Redskins Lose Trademark Battle
    IPNews® - The Washington Redskins and the NFL lost a battle in court, resulting in six of the team’s Trademark registrations being cancelled. A district court ruled that six Redskins’ Trademark registrations are to be…
Rank this Week: 3687

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 1655

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Trademark Registration Workshop for Blogger

    Trademark Registration Workshop for Blogger
    I’ve been on my soapbox for a while about the importance of registering your trademark if you have a blog. Even if your following is small, you want to stake a claim to your site’s name because if someone registers your name…
  • Jul 21

    Thoughts on the Ashley Madison Hacking

    Thoughts on the Ashley Madison Hacking
    I have had a lot of different thoughts about the recent hacking of the Ashley Madison website – both as a lawyer and as a person. Ashley Madison is a website geared towards helping people participate in infidelity. They apparently have…
  • Jul 16

    When “I’m Sorry” Isn’t Enough

    When “I’m Sorry” Isn’t Enough
    I’ve encountered a significant number of people in my short legal career who were under the impression that they could absolve themselves from legal wrongdoings by simply apologizing. Unfortunately for them, that is often not the case.…
Rank this Week: 3576

Written Description

Written Description

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

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Kiesling & Silberg on Incentives for Rooftop Solar

    Kiesling & Silberg on Incentives for Rooftop Solar
    I've written about innovation policy experimentation and about incentives beyond IP, so I was interested in a new working paper posted by Lynne Kiesling and Mark Silberg, Regulation, Innovation, and Experimentation: The Case of Residential…
  • Jul 27

    Rachel Sachs & Becky Eisenberg on Incentives for Diagnostic Test

    Rachel Sachs & Becky Eisenberg on Incentives for Diagnostic Test
    I highly recommend two recently posted articles on declining innovation incentives for diagnostic tests, particularly due to changes in patentable subject matter doctrine. In Innovation Law and Policy: Preserving the Future of Personalized…
  • Jul 23

    The Latest on Biosimilars: The Federal Circuit Holds that the "Patent Dance" Is Optional

    The Latest on Biosimilars: The Federal Circuit Holds that the "Patent Dance" Is Optional
    In a previous post, I discussed a district court decision holding that the process for resolving patent disputes under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) is optional. That post contains extensive background…
Rank this Week: 3189

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
  • Jul 30

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Do It With A Computer

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Do It With A Computer
    Recently, a company called Tzu Technologies, LLC began suing makers of sex toys for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,368,268. This resulted in more than a few news stories (and probably a few snickers as well). But the case also shows how…
  • Jul 29

    EFF and ACLU Win Review of Automated License Plate Reader Case

    EFF and ACLU Win Review of Automated License Plate Reader Case
    The California Supreme Court today granted our petition to review the lawsuit filed by EFF and the ACLU of Southern California that seeks to shine a light on the collection of license plate data by the Los Angeles Police and Sheriff’s…
  • Jul 29

    Volunteer with Us: EFF Seeks Volunteers for Tech Projects Translation

    Volunteer with Us: EFF Seeks Volunteers for Tech Projects Translation
    EFF recognizes that, as an international organization, it’s important to offer translated content in order to reach a global audience. While we offer localized content in some capacity—like the translations you'll find over at the…
Rank this Week: 1637

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Jul 30

    Copyright Law Introduction - Federal Law Preempts State Law

    Copyright Law Introduction - Federal Law Preempts State Law
    Historically, copyright protection had been provided through a dual system under which the federal government, by statute, provided limited monopolies for intellectual property concurrently with state statutory and common laws that…
  • Jul 28

    Supreme Court Keeps Brulotte - Post-Expiration Patent Royalties are Still Unlawful Per Se

    Supreme Court Keeps Brulotte - Post-Expiration Patent Royalties are Still Unlawful Per Se
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided a patent-royalty lawsuit, Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC. The Court, divided 6-3, ruled against Kimble. Stephen Kimble sued Marvel in 1997 for infringing his patent, U. S.…
  • Jul 24

    Seventh Circuit Trademark Law: WD-40 Did Not Infringe "Inhibitor" Trademark

    Seventh Circuit Trademark Law: WD-40 Did Not Infringe "Inhibitor" Trademark
    Chicago, Illinois - The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the ruling of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division in the matter of Sorenson v. WD-40 Company, holding…
Rank this Week: 4650

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: 4939

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    Good and Bad Faith in Registering and Using Domain Name

    Good and Bad Faith in Registering and Using Domain Name
    Complainant prevails only if it proves conjunctive bad faith. Bad faith is implied if the proof supports bad faith registration but not the other way around, although as I have pointed out in earlier Blogs there are panelists who go their own…
  • Jul 26

    Theft as Per Se Abusive Registration

    Theft as Per Se Abusive Registration
    It is an interesting proposition that certain conduct unrebutted be regarded as a per se violation of the UDRP; the very fact of the respondent having committed a certain act—hijacking a domain name is one, or threatening to point a…
  • Jul 12

    Noteworthy Domain Decisions July 2015

    Noteworthy Domain Decisions July 2015
    Office Space Solutions, Inc. v. Kneen, 1:15-cv-04941 (SDNY July 7, 2015). The reason for reporting on this case (filed June 24 and withdrawn with prejudice July 8, 2015) is that plaintiff, owner of a newly registered trademark, charged…
Rank this Week: 4051

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Emergency Call Analysis Patent Invalid Under 35 USC § 101

    Emergency Call Analysis Patent Invalid Under 35 USC § 101
    The court granted defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's infringement claims because plaintiff's emergency call system patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward an abstract…
  • Jul 29

    Consent Judgment Precluding Future Infringement Does Not Preclude Subsequent Infringement Claim

    Consent Judgment Precluding Future Infringement Does Not Preclude Subsequent Infringement Claim
    The court deferred ruling on defendants' motion to dismiss plaintiff's infringement action based on a prior consent judgment and a parallel contempt proceeding. "In order to ensure an orderly and efficient resolution of the contempt…
  • Jul 28

    Inconsistent CBM Institution Decision No Abuse of Discretion

    Inconsistent CBM Institution Decision No Abuse of Discretion
    The Board denied the patent owner's request for rehearing of the decision to institute CBM review and rejected the patent owner's argument that institution was improper because the Board previously determined the challenged patent was not a…
Rank this Week: 820

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Beme, or BeHBO / BeShowtime / BePayPerView?

    Beme, or BeHBO / BeShowtime / BePayPerView?
    It has been a tumultuous year for copyright owners. The old cliche is “if you love something, set it free,” but it seems plenty of third parties are happy to take on that task when it comes to copyrighted content. Now that…
  • Jul 29

    Effective Enforcement Strategies – Letters of Protest

    Effective Enforcement Strategies – Letters of Protest
    A letter of protest is an informal procedure that allows third parties to bring to the attention of the USPTO evidence bearing on the registrability of a mark. The letter is filed with the Director of Trademarks and if the Director is…
  • Jul 28

    Are Trademark Bullies Bringing Plausible Claims?

    Are Trademark Bullies Bringing Plausible Claims?
    - Draeke Weseman, Weseman Law Office, PLLC Intellectual property enforcement continues to make news, and new solutions to curb abusive enforcement – i.e. trademark bullying, patent trolling, and copyright trolling – are being…
Rank this Week: 3966

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

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

http://bazpat.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    European Claim Amendment

    European Claim Amendment
    Remember that in Europe, it is possible to use what could be regarded as ambiguous terms in claims. For example, words such as "optionally" and "or" can be used to reduce the number of claims to 15 or below.
  • Aug 31

    Eagar & Martin Launch

    Eagar & Martin Launch
    I'm delighted to announce the launch of Eagar & Martin! Please visit my new firm here: www.emip.com.au
  • May 21

    Grace Period - Australia

    Grace Period - Australia
    This is the first in a series of posts concerning grace periods around the world. Australia is a good place to start.But first of all, let's consider what is meant by "grace period". This is not the convention period governed by the Paris…
Rank this Week: 5063

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3612

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    MBBP Client DraftKings Raises $300M in Funding

    MBBP Client DraftKings Raises $300M in Funding
    MBBP Client DraftKings, the leading provider of daily fantasy sports announced on Monday, that Fox Sports will provide about $150 million for an 11 percent stake in the company.  Other investors include the Kraft Group, Wellington…
  • Jul 7

    IC-DISC Structure Provides Permanent Tax Deferral for Exporter

    IC-DISC Structure Provides Permanent Tax Deferral for Exporter
    Exporters, are you taking full advantage of an important U.S. export incentive to achieve Federal income tax savings, known as the Interest Charge Domestic International Sale Corporation or “IC-DISC”? If not, this short but…
  • Jul 6

    Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open!

    Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open!
    Pitfalls, Perspectives and Possibilities of Angel Investments – Register Today! With the proliferation of angel groups in the Boston area over the past several years, it has become increasingly challenging for entrepreneurs to navigate…
Rank this Week: 4033

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Marking the Death of Noírín Plunkett

    Marking the Death of Noírín Plunkett
    We are saddened by the loss of DRI founding member, open source guru and advocate for women in technology Noírín Plunkett. Noirín was one of the eight people who stood as the guarantors for Digital Rights Ireland at its…
  • Jul 13

    Eircode Launches with Privacy and Data Protection Issue

    Eircode Launches with Privacy and Data Protection Issue
    Today is the launch of eircode, Ireland’s new postcode system. From a technology and privacy perspective, there are potentially numerous benefits to adopting such a system in Ireland. A postcode should ensure that private mail gets…
  • Jul 9

    DRI is Seeking a Communications Coordinator

    DRI is Seeking a Communications Coordinator
    As part of our ongoing commitment to stablising DRI’s year to year planning, budgeting and communications, we’re looking to add a Communications Coordinator for a part time contractor role. If you or anyone you know might be…
Rank this Week: 2303