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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 does Teflon

    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 does Teflon
    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 discussed the invention of Teflon in its almanac feature, noting this was the 106th anniversary of the birthday of Roy Plunkett:Plunkett was a DuPont chemist working with gases in the late 1930s when an…
  • Jun 26

    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 does Teflon

    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 does Teflon
    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 discussed the invention of Teflon in its almanac feature, noting this was the 106th anniversary of the birthday of Roy Plunkett:Plunkett was a DuPont chemist working with gases in the late 1930s when an…
  • Jun 22

    CAFC in Immersion v. HTC case: same day continuation filing is all right

    CAFC in Immersion v. HTC case: same day continuation filing is all right
    This case involves one necessary condition, under 35U.S.C. § 120, for treating a patent application, filed as acontinuation of an earlier application, as having theearlier application’s filing date, not its own filing date.That…
Rank this Week: 29

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jun 26

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    June 29, 2016 - "Arrival of a New Privilege and a Review of Potential Waivers of Privilege in Business Contexts" (American Intellectual Property Law Association) - 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern) June 30, 2016 - "Goodbye to Seagate: Willfulness and…
  • Jun 25

    Webinar on Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Webinar on Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Technology Transfer Tactics will be offering a webinar on "Understanding and Applying the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016" on July 12, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (Eastern). Andrew M. Howard of Shore, Chan, DePumpo, LLC will look at the…
  • Jun 25

    Webinar on Conflicts in Patent Prosecution

    Webinar on Conflicts in Patent Prosecution
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Conflicts in Patent Prosecution: Avoiding the Ethical Pitfalls -- Minimizing Risks of Malpractice Liability and Ethics Sanctions" on July 12, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Jacob…
Rank this Week: 71

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jun 24

    ISPs Receive DMCA Safe Harbor Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recording

    ISPs Receive DMCA Safe Harbor Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recording
    Capitol Records and other sound recording copyright owners sued Vimeo for copyright infringement, alleging Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) violations.  Vimeo is an Internet service provider that allows members to post videos the…
  • Jun 10

    De Minimis Horn Hits Blow Away Copyright Infringement Claim

    De Minimis Horn Hits Blow Away Copyright Infringement Claim
    Pop star Madonna and Shep Pettibone recorded and released the mega-hit dance song Vogue in the early 1990s.  Pettibone recorded the song Love Break in the early 1980s.  VMG Salsoul LLC claims ownership of both the sound recording…
  • Jun 3

    Known Copyright Registration Inaccuracies Can Hurt Later

    Known Copyright Registration Inaccuracies Can Hurt Later
    I’m going to ignore blog post best practices and start out with a statute: (b) (1) A certificate of registration satisfies the requirements of this section and section 412, regardless of whether the certificate contains any inaccurate…
Rank this Week: 75

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Registration of a trademark license: the result of the CJEU is reasonable, but what about the Court's reasoning?

    Registration of a trademark license: the result of the CJEU is reasonable, but what about the Court's reasoning?
    In the best of circumstances, the law of licensing is the murky side of trademark law. A broad chasm in approach between the common law and civillaw traditions has characterized trademark licensing for over a century and even within each of…
  • Jun 26

    Dear UK...

    Dear UK...
    Since publishing IPKat's letter to our European IP colleagues (see letter here) following Friday's EU referendum result, the IPKat has received an outpouring of comments, emails and tweets from across Europe and the…
  • Jun 24

    Dear Europe...

    Dear Europe...
    The IPKat loves his European colleaguesDear EuropeWe are sorry. Not one person in the IPKat team wanted to be writing this post this morning.  Least of all, me.  Despite my moniker, I have spent over 20 years in the UK, over…
Rank this Week: 125

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    EFF/OTW/library/etc. comments on Copyright Office proposal on DMCA registration renewal

    EFF/OTW/library/etc. comments on Copyright Office proposal on DMCA registration renewal
    Read them here.  The Copyright Office has indicated, unwisely, an intent to make DMCA registrants re-register every three years, which will set up another hurdle for ISPs and encourage copyright…
  • Jun 24

    class action complaint survives GNC in 4th Cir. by pleading misleadingne

    class action complaint survives GNC in 4th Cir. by pleading misleadingne
    Midwestern Midget Football Club Inc. v. Riddell, Inc., 2016 WL 3406129, No. 2:15-00244 (S.D. W. Va. Jun. 17, 2016)Midwestern is a nonprofit youth football organization, and Riddell makes helmets for football players.  Midwestern bought…
  • Jun 23

    Reading List: The Copyright War

    Reading List: The Copyright War
    Peter Baldwin, The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle (2014)Baldwin’s basic proposition is that there has been a long history of struggles between creators, distributors and the public, and a related struggle…
Rank this Week: 260

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    USPTO Proposes Changes in Section 8 Affidavit/Declaration Requirement

    USPTO Proposes Changes in Section 8 Affidavit/Declaration Requirement
    On Wednesday, June 22nd, the USPTO published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled "Changes in Requirements for Affidavits or Declarations of Use, Continued Use, or Excusable Nonuse in Trademark Cases," Federal Register, Volume 81, No.…
  • Jun 23

    TTAB Test: Are “INDI” and “INDY” Confusable for Clothing Items?

    TTAB Test: Are “INDI” and “INDY” Confusable for Clothing Items?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark INDI for various clothing items, including shirts and headwear, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark INDY for “t-shirts” and “hats.” The goods…
  • Jun 22

    Fame of Empire State Building Design Mark Yields TTAB Dilution Victory

    Fame of Empire State Building Design Mark Yields TTAB Dilution Victory
    The Board sustained an opposition to registration of the mark NYC BEER & Design (shown below left), for beers, concluding that the mark is likely to dilute Opposer’s famous design mark depicting the Empire State Building (shown…
Rank this Week: 100

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jun 22

    End of the Road for Ethicon’s Anti-Delegation Argument?

    End of the Road for Ethicon’s Anti-Delegation Argument?
    by Dennis Crouch In a 10-1 decision, the Federal Circuit has rejected Ethicon’s petition for en banc rehearing on the question of  whether the USPTO Director improperly delegated IPR institution decisionmaking. Ethicon will likely…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Calls for Views of the Solicitor General

    Supreme Court Calls for Views of the Solicitor General
    The no-change decision in Cuozzo was the biggest immediate patent law news from June 20, 2016.  However, two other actions by the court that day may end up having a greater long term impact.  Namely, that same day the…
  • Jun 21

    Federal Circuit Saves Patentees by ruling that “Before” includes “Just Afterwards”

    Federal Circuit Saves Patentees by ruling that “Before” includes “Just Afterwards”
    by Dennis Crouch Immersion Corp. v. HTC Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2016) [ImmersionHTC] Sometimes one day makes a big difference – especially if you accidentally missed yesterday’s deadline (or if you misread the statute). The case here is…
Rank this Week: 264

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jun 17

    17 Seconds #25

    17 Seconds #25
    Help us update Clocktower Law’s list of cool clients. Clocktower Law believes that all of its clients are cool. But it is admittedly tricky to keep up with what y’all are doing. This is our request for help, since our cool clients…
  • Jun 15

    How To Build A Startup: One Board At A Time, Be Yourself, Get Plant

    How To Build A Startup: One Board At A Time, Be Yourself, Get Plant
    Top 11 tips for entrepreneurs. Since my house-painting business in my teens to my Clocktower Law days, I’ve been building startups and advising startups. Here’s a smattering of what I’ve learned. 11. Quit your day job. It…
  • May 17

    17 Seconds #24

    17 Seconds #24
    Transparent patent and trademark fees. Clocktower Law believes in transparent patent and trademark fees. While we are very good at controlling what we charge for our services, third-party costs (including USPTO fees) vary, sometimes wildly.…
Rank this Week: 229

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 169

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/
  • Jun 11

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″
    In preparation for possibly hosting the Boston Olympics in 2024, the maker of the city's Sam Adams beer has filed two trademark applications. The Beer Company applied to the USPTO for a trademark on "Boston 2024", which would be limited…
  • Jun 11

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″
    In preparation for possibly hosting the Boston Olympics in 2024, the maker of the city’s Sam Adams beer has filed two trademark applications. The Beer Company applied to the USPTO for a trademark on “Boston 2024″, which…
  • Jun 2

    WIPO’s May PCT Newsletter Recap

    WIPO’s May PCT Newsletter Recap
    Good afternoon! Each month, we look through WIPO's PCT Newsletter to share the latest news impacting the international patent system. As always, there are several country-specific rules, fee changes and patent office notifications to report.…
Rank this Week: 181

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: 219

chosaq

chosaq

Tracks copyright related policy & technology developments in Japan. By Andreas Bovens.

http://chosaq.net
  • Jan 16

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development
    A quick pointer to a Japan Times article about some of the issues mentioned in my last entry. Chris Salzberg, of Global Voices and Gyaku.jp fame, was so nice to include a quote from a recent conversation we had about this issue :-)
  • Jan 3

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?
    The Private Music and Video Recording Subcommittee (??????????) of Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs is pushing for a revision of Article 30 of the copyright law, which will outlaw downloading illegal copies of content. Under the current…
  • Dec 19

    A long overdue update

    A long overdue update
    Now that has taken a while! More than 4 months without a single entry—luckily enough, my stats tool reminds me from time to time that people still find their way to this blog. Traffic hasn’t really gone down over the last four months, and…
Rank this Week: 244

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Jun 26

    Will the Supreme Court Clarify Patent-Eligibility?

    Will the Supreme Court Clarify Patent-Eligibility?
    The United States Supreme Court is set to render its decision on the grant or denial of Sequenom, Inc.’s (“Sequenom’s”) petition for writ of certiorari that posed the issue: Whether a novel method is patent-eligible…
  • Jun 18

    EMA’s New Draft Guideline On Good Pharmacogenomic Practice - Implications For Personalized Medicine

    EMA’s New Draft Guideline On Good Pharmacogenomic Practice - Implications For Personalized Medicine
    Embracing personalized medicine, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) released a draft guidance document titled Draft Guideline on Good Pharmacogenomic Practice (“Guidance”) on good pharmacogenomic practice with the stated goal of…
  • May 22

    DESPITE BARRIERS, COMMUNITY SPECIALTY CLINICIANS ARE EAGER TO ADOPT PRECISION MEDICINE TOOLS

    DESPITE BARRIERS, COMMUNITY SPECIALTY CLINICIANS ARE EAGER TO ADOPT PRECISION MEDICINE TOOLS
    GUEST POST BY Vicki Albrecht, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and General Manager of ION Solutions Fueled by technological advances, scientific breakthroughs and significant financial investments, precision medicine (PM) has emerged as a…
Rank this Week: 3735

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1854

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
  • Jun 26

    They Invented What? (No. 7)

    They Invented What? (No. 7)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,465,208:  Chewing Gum Dispenser.    Background: “While difficulty in removing the gum from the sheath occurs initially, and…
  • Jun 6

    They Invented What? (No. 6)

    They Invented What? (No. 6)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,865,843:  Portable Electrical Mouse Trap.    What is claimed is: 1. A portable electrical mouse trap for capturing and killing a…
  • May 24

    They Invented What? (No. 5)

    They Invented What? (No. 5)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,022,227:? Method of concealing partial baldness ?? I claim: 1. A method for styling hair to cover bald areas using only the individual’s own…
Rank this Week: 2118

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 4930

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/
  • Jun 26

    Entomología forense: insectos en la escena del crimen

    Entomología forense: insectos en la escena del crimen
    AUTOR: Claudia Karina Gómez FUENTE: CONACYT, AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Tepic, Nayarit.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- La doctora en entomología forense e instructora de Cátedras Conacyt, Carolina…
  • Jun 25

    Galardón nacional impulsa la investigación biomédica para mejorar calidad de vida

    Galardón nacional impulsa la investigación biomédica para mejorar calidad de vida
    FUENTE: AGENCIA ID La convocatoria de la segunda edición del Premio de Investigación en Biomedicina “Dr. Rubén Lisker” está dirigido a médicos y biomédicos que cuenten con grado…
  • Jun 25

    Alistan Feria de Ciencias e Ingenierías Coahuila

    Alistan Feria de Ciencias e Ingenierías Coahuila
    AUTOR: Felipe Sánchez FUENTE: CONACYT, AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Saltillo, Coahuila. 7 de junio de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- El Consejo Estatal de Ciencia y Tecnología del Estado de Coahuila (Coecyt)…
Rank this Week: 4652

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/
  • Jun 26

    Cuozzo, Phony IPR Statistics and the Death of the American Inventor

    Cuozzo, Phony IPR Statistics and the Death of the American Inventor
    The battle of Cuozzo, and patent reform in general, is not between the tech industry and the pharmaceutical industry. The battle was started by wealthy multinational tech companies led by Google who, by using their huge market and deep…
  • Jun 26

    The importance of PTAB patent review proceedings for addressing low quality patent

    The importance of PTAB patent review proceedings for addressing low quality patent
    The availability of PTAB patent review proceedings to address low quality patents is especially important in the financial services sector where, prior to Federal Circuit’s decision in State Street Bank v. Signature Financial Group,…
  • Jun 25

    Why Exclusive Patent Licenses Can Be More Valuable Than Owning Patents Outright

    Why Exclusive Patent Licenses Can Be More Valuable Than Owning Patents Outright
    Patents are a big capital investment for a startup company, but so is an office building. However, no startup company owns their office building outright. Even if they did own the building, they would take a mortgage on the building to free…
Rank this Week: 4809

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Jun 26

    Brexit: scenario discussed to save the Unitary Patent system

    Brexit: scenario discussed to save the Unitary Patent system
    How to save the Unitary Patent project? As soon as the outcome of the UK referendum on a Brexit was known, discussions started behind the scenes about ways to adapt the Unitary Patent system so the UK can stay in. According to Wouter Pors of…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit referendum shock – what will be of the Unitary Patent system?

    Brexit referendum shock – what will be of the Unitary Patent system?
    With many others, the European IP community is in shock after yesterday’s UK referendum. Though polls had indicated it was impossible to predict whether ‘Remain’ or ‘Leave’ would prevail, somehow it was…
  • Jun 23

    Kluwer Patent Blog UPC Summer Quiz

    Kluwer Patent Blog UPC Summer Quiz
    Today will witness the most important decision the UK has made this century. Understandably, many citizens are anxious about the outcome whatever their leaning on the issue. To help pass the time whilst the polling is on-going, three of…
Rank this Week: 1749

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
  • Jun 26

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-06-25

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-06-25
    Extensive analysis of remedies for breach of confidence XY, LLC v. Canadian Topsires Selection Inc., 2016 BCSC 1095 https://t.co/8a9uThLg2u -> Big win for Rogers on division of powers grounds Rogers Communications Inc. v. Châteauguay…
  • Jun 25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-24

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-24
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-23 https://t.co/kxhsjX43v9 -> Copyright infringement claim dismissed MacNutt v. Acadia University, 2016 NSSC 160 https://t.co/MVUxQFhE6B -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-23…
  • Jun 24

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-23

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-23
    TVEyes v FOX a Huge Deal for Copyright https://t.co/JHa9PO1RSu -> Dutch court says BREIN should get e-book uploaders' names https://t.co/iFhwwitOc3 -> Stuxnet was the opening shot of decades of non-stop cyber warfare…
Rank this Week: 2401

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

Swiss Blawg – mostly in German – on current legal topics, in particular related to IP/IT.

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jun 25

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #141

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #141
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem zur Frage, was «Differential Privacy» ist, und zur Verwirrung, was mit digitalen Abbildungen aus Museen erlaubt ist … Kultur…
  • Jun 21

    China: P2P-Darlehen mit Nacktfotos als Sicherheiten

    China: P2P-Darlehen mit Nacktfotos als Sicherheiten
    Andere Länder, andere Sitten: In China dienen Nacktfotos von Frauen als Sicherheiten für Darlehen! Wie die New York Times schreibt, werden solche Sicherheiten für Darlehen auf der chinesischen Peer-to-Peer…
  • Jun 17

    José Mourinho-Marken: FC Chelsea vs. Manchester United

    José Mourinho-Marken: FC Chelsea vs. Manchester United
    Name und Unterschrift von berühmten Zeitpersonen können einen erheblichen wirtschaftlichen Wert haben. Sie werden deshalb oftmals als Marken geschützt. Ein Beispiel dafür ist der ehemalige Fussballspieler und heutige…
Rank this Week: 1499

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Jun 25

    What Will ‘Brexit’ Mean for European Patents?

    What Will ‘Brexit’ Mean for European Patents?
    On Thursday 23 June 2016, around 72% of eligible UK voters turned out and decided, by a narrow margin of 52%-48%, to leave the European Union (EU).This outcome has left the nation deeply divided, along numerous lines.  First, there is a…
  • Jun 18

    Attorneys Should Keep Clients Informed – The One Lesson From a Very Odd Disciplinary Proceeding

    Attorneys Should Keep Clients Informed – The One Lesson From a Very Odd Disciplinary Proceeding
    The Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys Disciplinary Tribunal has issued a decision finding a senior member of the Australian patent attorney profession guilty of ‘unsatisfactory professional conduct’ for failing to inform two…
  • Jun 12

    The Effectiveness of ‘Virtual Marking’ of Patented Products in Australia

    The Effectiveness of ‘Virtual Marking’ of Patented Products in Australia
    In many jurisdictions there are advantages to marking patented products to indicate that they are, in fact, patented.  However, the benefits of marking – or the disadvantages of not doing so – can very greatly from…
Rank this Week: 2629

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Can I Sell Stuff I Found in a Dumpster?

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

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

    How Do I Argue That Something Isn't a Fair Use?
    Dear Rich: We are attempting to have something removed from Google's search results as it is infringing on a client's copyright. I understand that in many cases this may be "fair use" and that is Google's current argument as well but they are…
  • Jun 10

    Can You Copyright an X-Ray?

    Can You Copyright an X-Ray?
    Dear Rich: I am developing a mobile educational app using diagnostic x-ray images obtained from free access websites. Are x-rays subject to copyright protection in the U.S. and the rest of the world? Would I even be able to use x-ray images…
Rank this Week: 1064

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Nikki Siesel, Esq. of the Law Offices Of Joseph C. Messina.

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Did The TTAB Reach The Right Result But With Flawed Reasoning?

    Did The TTAB Reach The Right Result But With Flawed Reasoning?
    Janco, LLC (the “Applicant”) applied to the United States Patent & Trademark Office (the “USPTO”) to register the mark FLATIZZA for pizza in international class 30. Doctor Associates, Inc. (the…
  • Jun 12

    Determining Who Should Legally Own A Trademark

    Determining Who Should Legally Own A Trademark
    One of the most frequently asked questions in our law practice is who should be the legal owner of a trademark. It is hard to believe that the “name section” of the trademark application is the section most frequently incorrectly…
  • May 27

    Is A Twitter Account A Separate, Registrable Service For Trademark Registration?

    Is A Twitter Account A Separate, Registrable Service For Trademark Registration?
    Florists’ Transworld Delivery Inc. (the “Applicant”) attempted to register its mark, a slogan, SAY IT YOUR WAY for two types of services. Only one service is at issue on appeal before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board…
Rank this Week: 1587

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Business Owners & the New Federal Claim for Trade Secret Misappropriation

    Business Owners & the New Federal Claim for Trade Secret Misappropriation
    On May 11, 2016, Pres. Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, S. 1890, 114th Congr. (2d Sess. 2016) (“DTSA“), which provides for the first time a federal private right of action to litigants for trade secrets…
  • May 31

    Five Simple Things Businesses Can Do to Better Secure Their Data

    Five Simple Things Businesses Can Do to Better Secure Their Data
    News of data security breaches at one company or another has become so common that perhaps we are becoming immune to the significant impact these breaches can have on those whose information are affected. Not only can identity theft destroy…
  • Feb 10

    Mobile Device Security Policies for Employers – Small and Large

    Mobile Device Security Policies for Employers – Small and Large
    Placing restrictions on access to Company information, however, should not be limited only to those BYOD devices. Instead, if the Company issues Company-owned devices to employees for use on Company systems, similar ground rules should be…
Rank this Week: 4009

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
  • Jun 24

    EFF to Copyright Office: No New Barriers to DMCA Safe Harbor

    EFF to Copyright Office: No New Barriers to DMCA Safe Harbor
    As the debate over the future of the DMCA safe harbors heats up, the US Copyright Office is proposing a plan that could undermine those safe harbors much sooner. One of the myriad conditions of DMCA safe harbor protection from copyright…
  • Jun 23

    A Free and Open Internet Under Assault in Congre

    A Free and Open Internet Under Assault in Congre
    Net Neutrality’s Opponents in Congress Are Determined to Defund, Stall, and Hamstring the FCC Internet users recently enjoyed a historic victory in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit where the…
  • Jun 23

    Chilean Proposal for Unwaivable Payments to Authors Creeps Onward to Colombia

    Chilean Proposal for Unwaivable Payments to Authors Creeps Onward to Colombia
    EFF has observed an alarming trend: when certain parties face challenges in attempting to monetize their contributions to copyrighted works, lawmakers often attempt to address it by handing out new copyright-like veto powers. We've dubbed…
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Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
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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
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The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Brexit: Initial considerations trademark and design owner

    Brexit: Initial considerations trademark and design owner
    Yesterday, Britain voted to leave the European Union. The exit will not happen immediately. It is likely to take at least two years after the process is actually triggered for the transition to be completed. For the time being it is…
  • May 17

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo
    Chinese sports manufacturer Fujian Tingfeilong Sports Goods Co. Ltd., recently launched a sports clothing and footwear brand under the name “Uncle Martian.” But for their unoriginal logo, the launch of the brand would not have…
  • May 9

    New country of origin food labeling system

    New country of origin food labeling system
    The Times, They Are A Changin’: From 1 July 2016, new country of origin labeling requirements will become a reality in Australia, with a new food labeling system commencing under the Australian Consumer Law. Both consumers and…
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The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Jun 24

    Brexit: Initial considerations trademark and design owner

    Brexit: Initial considerations trademark and design owner
    Yesterday, Britain voted to leave the European Union. The exit will not happen immediately. It is likely to take at least two years after the process is actually triggered for the transition to be completed. For the time being it is…
  • May 17

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo
    Chinese sports manufacturer Fujian Tingfeilong Sports Goods Co. Ltd., recently launched a sports clothing and footwear brand under the name “Uncle Martian.” But for their unoriginal logo, the launch of the brand would not have…
  • May 9

    New country of origin food labeling system

    New country of origin food labeling system
    The Times, They Are A Changin’: From 1 July 2016, new country of origin labeling requirements will become a reality in Australia, with a new food labeling system commencing under the Australian Consumer Law. Both consumers and…
Rank this Week: 1926

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Jun 24

    Trademarks Moving Forward

    Trademarks Moving Forward
    Guest blog by Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Boney Denison Our Trademarks Team is leading efforts to meet the continually changing intellectual property environment – by updating our IT systems, developing educational outreach…
  • May 18

    Topics Announced for Case Studies Pilot

    Topics Announced for Case Studies Pilot
    Guest blog by Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality Valencia Martin Wallace In December 2015, the USPTO published a Federal Register Notice inviting the public to submit patent-quality related topics to be the subjects of case studies in…
  • May 17

    USPTO Regional Offices Forge Ahead in 2016

    USPTO Regional Offices Forge Ahead in 2016
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee USPTO regional offices support our core mission of fostering American innovation and competitiveness by offering services to…
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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: 4919

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
  • Jun 24

    Art World Responds to Brexit

    Art World Responds to Brexit
    I’m quoted in this Artnet article. In a decision that’s left Europe in a frenzied aftermath, artists, curators, gallery and museum employees, art law experts, and others in the art world find themselves anticipating…
  • Jun 22

    How Much Control Do Artists Have Over a Work After It’s Sold?

    How Much Control Do Artists Have Over a Work After It’s Sold?
    Asks Isaac Kaplan. I’m quoted in this article on artists’ rights, the art market, contracts and moral rights. Is authorship something that can be revoked at will? Under what authority can an artist disavow one of his or her works?…
  • Jun 21

    New York Times Settles Copyright Case Over Thumbnail Image

    New York Times Settles Copyright Case Over Thumbnail Image
    Readers might remember that earlier this year the NY Times sued a publisher who used thumbnail reproductions of the newspaper’s front pages in a book that attacks the Times war coverage. A few of us mentioned that this was a ridiculous…
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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: 3542

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 24

    Screenshot Through The Heart, And Richard Prince’s To Blame

    Screenshot Through The Heart, And Richard Prince’s To Blame
    By Gwen Wei Earlier this year, three artists separately sued appropriation careerist Richard Prince for copyright infringement. The works in question? Photographs with valid and registered copyrights—each framed in an Instagram…
  • Jun 22

    All Dance, No Pay Violates the Fair Labor Standards Act

    All Dance, No Pay Violates the Fair Labor Standards Act
    By Sam Daheim On May 11, 2016, the Fourth Circuit held in McFeeley v. Jackson Street Entertainment, t that exotic dancers who worked at two exotic dance clubs in Prince George’s County, Maryland, were employees of the clubs as…
  • Jun 20

    Fair Use: YouTubers Claim Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Them is a Goof

    Fair Use: YouTubers Claim Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Them is a Goof
    By Jeff Bess YouTube has come a long way in the decade since its founding as the Internet’s hub for one-off viral clips and cat videos. As of last month, YouTube reported that it reaches more viewers in the coveted 18-49 age group…
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Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Jun 24

    Curry Scores on Trademark Application

    Curry Scores on Trademark Application
    Perhaps Steph Curry should have been paying more attention to basketball rather than capitalizing on his trademark during the NBA finals. While Curry won’t get a payout from winning an NBA title, it looks like he has other business…
  • Jun 16

    ZIP, ZILCH, NADA

    ZIP, ZILCH, NADA
    It is summer festival season in Middle Tennessee. Last week, we experienced the CMA Music Festival, followed by Bonnaroo. This coming weekend, the RC Cola and Moon Pie Festival takes place in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. The festival begins with a…
  • Jun 8

    “Professionally Known As” – Branding your Professional Name

    “Professionally Known As” – Branding your Professional Name
    Here in Nashville, we are in the midst of the Country Music Association’s CMA Music Festival, where fans flock into our city to meet and hear their favorite artists.  Our city is inundated with music branding.  While some…
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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/
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Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Jun 24

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?
    On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released long-awaited new rules for commercial, non-hobbyist small unmanned aircraft (sUAS) operations. The FAA’s press release about the new rules in part 107 of the FAA regulations…
  • May 26

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?
    Consumer data breaches happen all of the time. And some of those times, consumers may not have had harm…yet. Our colleagues at Antitrust Law Source published a podcast discussing the how fear of harm may or may not warrant relief and…
  • May 25

    What is the immunity notice required to take full advantage of the Defending Trade Secrets Act?

    What is the immunity notice required to take full advantage of the Defending Trade Secrets Act?
    We’ve previously posted about the Defending Trade Secrets Act allowing plaintiffs to pursue a trade secret claim in federal court. Our colleagues at Employer Law Report recently reported on how employers can take advantage of this Act.…
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PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    SCOTUS Gives Guidance Regarding Attorney Fee Awards in Copyright Case

    SCOTUS Gives Guidance Regarding Attorney Fee Awards in Copyright Case
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. On June 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on awarding attorneys’ fees in copyright cases for the first time in two decades and…
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court Again Rewrites Patent Law on Enhanced Damage

    Supreme Court Again Rewrites Patent Law on Enhanced Damage
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In a continuing trend of rejecting bright-line rules and multi-faceted tests created…
  • May 25

    DTSA Cases Being Filed: Defend Trade Secrets Act 2016

    DTSA Cases Being Filed: Defend Trade Secrets Act 2016
    Posted by: DTSALAW.Com and DefendTradeSecretsAct.Lawyer Henry M. Sneath, Esq. – Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (PSMN® and…
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Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

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

    Halo Does Not Prohibit Jury Finding of Willfulne

    Halo Does Not Prohibit Jury Finding of Willfulne
    The court denied defendant's motion for judgment as a matter of law that it did not willfully infringe plaintiff's capacitor patent and rejected defendant's argument that the jury finding of willful infringement was void under a recent…
  • Jun 23

    Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

    Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
    On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law a bill that amends the federal criminal code to create a private civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation.Under the new law, called the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) a…
  • Jun 23

    Patent Claiming Method for Selecting Color for Digital Image Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Patent Claiming Method for Selecting Color for Digital Image Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    The court granted defendants' motion to dismiss because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s digital color selection patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward a mathematical algorithm.…
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Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jun 24

    Brexit News: What next for European trade mark protection in the light of the UK referendum result?

    Brexit News: What next for European trade mark protection in the light of the UK referendum result?
    By Ruth Hoy With the overnight referendum result in the UK, and the UK voting to leave the EU, a number of our clients are asking what the effect will be on their European Union Trade Mark (“EUTM”) Registrations, whether they…
  • Jun 22

    EU LAUNCHES ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PLATFORM FOR CONTRACT DISPUTES WITH CONSUMERS

    EU LAUNCHES ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PLATFORM FOR CONTRACT DISPUTES WITH CONSUMERS
    By Michiko Jo In mid-February, the European Commission launched an online platform which can be used for out-of-court settlement of disputes over obligations under business-to- consumer online sales or service contracts. The platform is…
  • Jun 17

    TOOLS TO PREVENT COUNTERFEIT GOODS FROM ENTERING THE UNITED STATES

    TOOLS TO PREVENT COUNTERFEIT GOODS FROM ENTERING THE UNITED STATES
    By Ann K. Ford and James Stewart (Washington, DC) One of the frequently noted yet seldom discussed benefits of trademark and copyright registration in the United States is the ability to record those registrations with US Customs and Border…
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Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Should a Brand Change Its Name for a Little While?

    Should a Brand Change Its Name for a Little While?
    –Debbie Laskey, MBA In May, Anheuser-Busch made news when it announced that it would change the name of its most famous brand from Budweiser to America. So, from late-May to November, in every liquor store, convenience store, gas…
  • Jun 23

    Service Trade Dress?

    Service Trade Dress?
    When most people of think of trade dress protection they primarily think of a good. Generally, protecting a product’s configuration, which can never be inherently distinctive, or a product’s packaging, which can be inherently…
  • Jun 22

    A Faster, Sleeker Milk Jug

    A Faster, Sleeker Milk Jug
    Another for the file of newly-registered product configuration marks: acquired distinctiveness, sold by the gallon. According to 2014 numbers released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans drink 37 percent less milk than…
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Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Jun 24

    What are the ramifications of “Brexit” for EU/OHIM/CTM trademark holders?

    What are the ramifications of “Brexit” for EU/OHIM/CTM trademark holders?
    Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU, a messy process will begin to formally separate the country from the union. One issue to be resolved is the affect of the “Brexit” on UK trademark rights for holders of Community…
  • Jun 22

    Beware of “Trademark Renewal Service” in Washington, DC

    Beware of “Trademark Renewal Service” in Washington, DC
    Last week, I received a  trademark solicitation regarding a trademark registration renewal. The company calls itself “Trademark Renewal Service” with an address in Washington, DC. See the image of their mailing…
  • Jun 20

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXXIX

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXXIX
    Here is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected –…
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Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
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Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jun 24

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/24/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/24/16
    Responding to Piracy: What the evidence shows — In previous installments, the authors of this post looked at “available academic evidence on whether piracy harms media sales, and whether this harm leads to reductions in the supply…
  • Jun 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/17/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/17/16
    Why “Stairway to Heaven” Doesn’t Infringe “Taurus” Copyright: analysis & demo of “scenes a faire” motif common to both — Rockers Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are in court this week…
  • Jun 10

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/10/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/10/16
    Stealing Books in the Age of Self-Publishing — The Atlantic reports, “In the world of self-publishing, where anyone can put a document on Amazon and call it a book, many writers are seeing their work being appropriated without…
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