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IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Do passive hosting providers commit acts of communication to the public in relation to third-party content?

    Do passive hosting providers commit acts of communication to the public in relation to third-party content?
    Still on the leaked IA ...This may not be just a good exam question for undergraduate IP law students [note to self: something for next year], but also lawyers and policy-makers currently discussing EU copyright…
  • Aug 26

    The branding and rebranding of infidelity

    The branding and rebranding of infidelity
    How far can rebranding take a company after it has experienced a serious challenge to its brand, especially when your branded service is infidelity. If you are Avid Life Media, Inc., the answer may not be encouraging. Kat readers may not…
  • Aug 26

    Is hosting providers' safe harbour the real problem of copyright owners? A new article

    Is hosting providers' safe harbour the real problem of copyright owners? A new article
    Finding a safe harbour?A mission that can waitThe Ecommerce Directive envisages a number of immunities (known as safe harbours) that shield internet service providers (ISPs) from liability for third-party content that they transmit, cache or…
Rank this Week: 71

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Why do we have suddenly increasing drug prices?

    Why do we have suddenly increasing drug prices?
    Timothy Holbrook has an interesting post The real reason the EpiPen and other off-patents are so expensive , which raises issues with the role of the FDA in pricing issues for drugs.Interestingly, though, the patent system is not to blame…
  • Aug 25

    Teva loses on 40mg Copaxone (for MS) at PTAB

    Teva loses on 40mg Copaxone (for MS) at PTAB
    Finance.yahoo noted a PTAB ruling on some of Teva's Copaxone patents:Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today [August 24, 2016] confirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions from an Inter Partes Review (IPR) to invalidate all…
  • Aug 25

    Harsh penalty dealt to student copying from wikipedia

    Harsh penalty dealt to student copying from wikipedia
    Ten years ago, in August 2006, in a post titled Plagiarism in academic contexts: a look at the past , IPBiz discussed several academic plagiarism cases, including a certain case at Princeton University, 186 N.J. Super. 548; 453 A.2d 263.In…
Rank this Week: 89

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Aug 15

    What Exactly is a Patent Troll? What Should You Do if You Come Across One..

    What Exactly is a Patent Troll? What Should You Do if You Come Across One..
    What is a Patent Troll? A company or person that acquires large amounts of patents while having no desire to develop products. Instead of development, these entities file patent infringement lawsuits against parties who violate the…
  • Aug 10

    Injection Molding: why it’s a useful tool

    Injection Molding: why it’s a useful tool
    When looking for the best way to create parts in the fastest and efficient way possible I found several different possible solutions. There is only one that combines a low cost, short time frame and ease of use; this led me to my discovery of…
  • Aug 4

    Local Competition Helps The World

    Local Competition Helps The World
      To be a successful entrepreneur in the cutthroat market of today’s world you are no longer able to just have a good idea and a hard work ethic to become successful. You need one thing, money, and lots of it. Even though you…
Rank this Week: 94

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 27

    IPO Webinar on Inducement and Indirect Infringement

    IPO Webinar on Inducement and Indirect Infringement
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Inducement and Indirect Infringement: A Muddle After NuVasive?" on August 30, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). John Campbell of McKool Smith, Prof. Tim…
  • Aug 27

    Webinar on Defending Patents in IPR Proceeding

    Webinar on Defending Patents in IPR Proceeding
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Defending Patents in IPR Proceedings: Best Practices to Mitigate Risks of Claim Cancellation -- Leveraging Preliminary Responses, Using Experts, Filing Motions to Amend and…
  • Aug 27

    Update on European Patent Law

    Update on European Patent Law
    Grünecker will be offering a two-day seminar on European Patent Law on September 22-23, 2016 in Munich, Germany. The seminar will provide practical and strategic information on European Patent Law, including a "Brexit update" on the UPC…
Rank this Week: 119

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Aug 25

    Lapping up the trademark law

    Lapping up the trademark law
    The question: Trade Dress Trick Question: Is this laptop shape #distinctive?#trademarks pic.twitter.com/Wj23Sz8kxt — Ed Timberlake (@TimberlakeLaw) August 25, 2016 (Remember non-professionals:  “Distinctiveness” is…
  • Aug 18

    The odd inversion of the trademark “rights in gross” conundrum

    The odd inversion of the trademark “rights in gross” conundrum
    Is reselling domain names a violation of the UDRP? At his blog, Gerald “Mr. DMCA” Levine lays out the question, and then answers it plain and simple (emphasis mine): On the question of reselling domain names on the secondary…
  • Aug 13

    Cease-and-Desist letters as self-executing copyright bomb

    Cease-and-Desist letters as self-executing copyright bomb
    Originally posted 2007-10-13 23:50:07. Republished by Blog Post PromoterTechdirt reports (thanks, Pennywit!) on a law firm that tells recipients of its questionable “C&D” letters that if they dare post them, they’ll be…
Rank this Week: 126

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 167

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Aug 17

    17 Seconds #27

    17 Seconds #27
    Year of Disruption is coming. On Tuesday 2016-09-06 (which is in exactly 17 days, plus or minus 3 days), GiantPeople (http://www.giantpeople.com), the publisher of 17 Seconds (http://www.erikjheels.com/category/law/17-seconds), is launching…
  • Jul 17

    17 Seconds #26

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

    LawLawLaw #40

    LawLawLaw #40
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and trademarks), baseball…
Rank this Week: 182

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 160

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 170

Video Game Law Blog

Video Game Law Blog

Covers current Issues in video game law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Video-Game-Law
  • Mar 28

    WOW!

    WOW!
    A court in Berlin has ruled that some provisions of the World of Warcraft Terms of Use violate German consumer protection laws and are void. [More…]
  • Feb 26

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced
    Recently, Ontario announced the first recipients of the Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Program (the “Program”). The Program, which mirrors the Investment Accelerator Fund, was launched in 2013 by the Province of Ontario with…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship
    On Tuesday February 11, 2014, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the Canadian federal budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The budget proposes to provide an additional $40 million over four years to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator…
Rank this Week: 169

joegratz.net

joegratz.net

Covers news and analysis on copyright, trademark, Internet law, and culture. By Joe Gratz.

http://www.joegratz.net
  • Mar 22

    VARA Lawsuit Filed over Destruction of Burning Man Art Car

    VARA Lawsuit Filed over Destruction of Burning Man Art Car
    The creators of Burning Man art car “La Contessa” have filed a lawsuit under the Visual Artists’ Rights Act (one of my favorite corners of Title 17) against the Nevada farmer who torched the car.
  • Feb 3

    Big News: I’m Joining Durie Tangri Lemley Roberts & Kent LLP

    Big News: I’m Joining Durie Tangri Lemley Roberts & Kent LLP
    My friends and colleagues Daralyn Durie, Ragesh Tangri, Mark Lemley, Clem Roberts, and Ryan Kent have formed a new law firm — and I’m joining them as their first (and, for the moment, only) associate.  The press release follows. KEKER &…
  • Nov 1

    USF Fair Use Symposium: Panel 1 — Real Lawyers, Real Case

    USF Fair Use Symposium: Panel 1 — Real Lawyers, Real Case
    I’m liveblogging today from the University of San Francisco School of Law Fair Use Symposium. The first panel is called “Real Lawyers, Real Cases.”  The panelists: J. Thomas McCarthy (USF, Moderator) Annette Hurst (Orrick) Jason…
Rank this Week: 165

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
  • Aug 28

    Copyright and Free Speech at the Supreme Court?

    Copyright and Free Speech at the Supreme Court?
    The Supreme court has been petitioned to overrule the Ninth Circuit’s ruling in the infamous “dancing baby” case where it was decided “no matter how unreasonable that belief,” copyright holders could…
  • Aug 25

    The Peter Doig Case In A Nutshell

    The Peter Doig Case In A Nutshell
    Amongst the ongoing challenges of art authentication that have come up in recent news, namely concerning art foundations, one would think at the very least that the word of the artist affirming that the work was or was not authored by them…
  • Aug 24

    Can Destroying Cultural Objects be Prosecuted as a War Crime?

    Can Destroying Cultural Objects be Prosecuted as a War Crime?
    On August 22 the International Criminal Court prosecuted Malian Islamic extremist, Ahmad al-Faqi al Mahdi, for a war crime. Faqs’s criminal activity, to which he pleaded guilty, was the destruction of Sufi shrines in Timbuktu, the…
Rank this Week: 541

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    The RedBox Mark Has Gone to Waste and 3 Quick Lessons to Learn

    The RedBox Mark Has Gone to Waste and 3 Quick Lessons to Learn
    The RedBox brand continues to dominate the movie rental market. For the uninitiated, RedBox is a brand of movie and video game rental vending machines placed in convenient locations like grocery stores, gas stations, and fast food lobbies,…
  • Aug 25

    What’s the Story with STORIES?

    What’s the Story with STORIES?
    Instagram recently released a new feature called Instagram Stories, which allows users to curate a collection of photos or videos of moments to share with friends for them to view, but then it disappears after a day.  The thing is…
  • Aug 23

    One Hot Buzzword in Marketing: Integration

    One Hot Buzzword in Marketing: Integration
    – Jason Sprenger – President, Game Changer Communications Integrated marketing has caught fire over the last couple of years.  In short, this refers to the concept of an organization working with one outside agency on…
Rank this Week: 550

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Precedential No. 22: Appellee Fails To Address PTO Refusals, TTAB Affirm

    Precedential No. 22: Appellee Fails To Address PTO Refusals, TTAB Affirm
    The Board affirmed the USPTO's refusal to register the mark HEMP HOME HEALTH for "home health care services" because Applicants, in their appeal, failed to address the three grounds of refusal: mere descriptiveness or deceptive…
  • Aug 25

    TTAB Test: Is "PRO." (Stylized) Merely Descriptive of Architectural Services?

    TTAB Test: Is "PRO." (Stylized) Merely Descriptive of Architectural Services?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark PRO. in the form shown below, finding it to be merely descriptive of "consulting services in the field of architectural design." Applicant Pic Pro appealed, contending that the stylization of the…
  • Aug 24

    Double WYHA? RENTED.COM Merely Descriptive and Confusable with RENT.COM for Real Estate Service

    Double WYHA? RENTED.COM Merely Descriptive and Confusable with RENT.COM for Real Estate Service
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark RENTED.COM for "Computer services, namely, providing search platforms to allow users to request content from and receive content to a computer or mobile device in relation to real estate," finding…
Rank this Week: 378

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 25

    Bits and Bytes from the PPAC Meeting

    Bits and Bytes from the PPAC Meeting
    Notes from PPAC: Eligibility: Gene Quinn discusses the patent eligibility debate and Robert Bahr’s update at IPWatchDog. China: 2015 the Chinese Patent Office (SIPO) received 2.8 million patent applications.  The country is…
  • Aug 24

    Plagiarism Action

    Plagiarism Action
    Drobetsky v. Chicago School of Prof. Psych. (Ill. App. 2016) [1152797_R23] There is no general cause of action for ‘plagiarism’ – it comes up most often in student and employment cases. Drobetsky was a masters…
  • Aug 24

    Defining OtterBox for Tariff

    Defining OtterBox for Tariff
    by Dennis Crouch A substantial portion of the Federal Circuit’s appellate involve customs disputes stemming from the Court of International Trade (CIT).  Usual disputes center on the proper tariff classification of goods being…
Rank this Week: 291

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Federal Circuit Holds the PTAB Must Apply Narrower Phillips Claim Construction Standard to Patents that Expire During Pendency of Re-exam

    Federal Circuit Holds the PTAB Must Apply Narrower Phillips Claim Construction Standard to Patents that Expire During Pendency of Re-exam
    By:  Eric Caligiuri In In re CSB-System Int’l, Inc., No. 15-1832 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 9, 2016), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently held that patents that expire during a pending re-examination before the Patent Trial…
  • Aug 18

    The Seattle Seahawks’ 12th Man Flies Again

    The Seattle Seahawks’ 12th Man Flies Again
    If you regularly follow our publication, you may remember when I discussed the Seattle Seahawks and their use of the Texas A&M trademark “12TH MAN” over a year ago. If not, that’s okay too. In short, I discussed how the…
  • Aug 11

    Small Burger Chain Has a Beef With Chipotle

    Small Burger Chain Has a Beef With Chipotle
    By: Scott Hervey Chipotle’s entry into the burger business has a Boston based small burger chain up in arms.  The Boston burger spot, which has been in operation since 2010 and goes by the name Tasty Burger, has a beef with…
Rank this Week: 538

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    NY false advertising law lacks rigid false/misleading distinction

    NY false advertising law lacks rigid false/misleading distinction
    Classic Liquor Importers, Ltd. v. Spirits International B.V., --- F. Supp. 3d ----, 2016 WL 4419457, No. 15 Civ. 6503  (S.D.N.Y. 2016)Classic Liquor is a newcomer to the liquor business that recently launched a line of vodkas under the…
  • Aug 25

    Pictures from Canada

    Pictures from Canada
    Canada, like many other countries, considers "taking unfair advantage" of a trademark to be a distinct problem, making it less favorable to parody and other uses than the U.S. as a matter of formal law.  What difference does that make in…
  • Aug 25

    Inconceivable: allegedly made-up price comparison allows consumer suit

    Inconceivable: allegedly made-up price comparison allows consumer suit
    Chester v. TJX Cos., 2016 WL 4414768, No 5:15-cv-01437 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 18, 2016)When an opinion begins with the quote, “You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means,” it’s not going to go…
Rank this Week: 496

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted
    In Malibu Media v. Doe, EDNY 15-3504, Judge Locke has denied the defendant's motion to quash, and lifted the stay on all of the EDNY Malibu Media cases, which had all been consolidated. The Court accepted the representations of plaintiff's…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
  • Oct 6

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash
    A motion to quash was made by one of the many John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of New York Malibu Media cases. The defendant was represented by Chejin Park, Esq., of Flushing. Due to the "serious questions as to whether good…
Rank this Week: 513

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/
  • Aug 22

    The Answer We Filed On Behalf of Sun Cedar in Car-Freshner v Sun Cedar

    The Answer We Filed On Behalf of Sun Cedar in Car-Freshner v Sun Cedar
    Car-Fresher sells Little Trees car fresheners. Sun Cedar is a Kansas not-for-profit founded to provide jobs for the at-risk population. It sells, among other things, cedar tree-shaped cedar wood ornaments.
  • Aug 8

    FEC PAC-naming Restriction Ruled Unconstitutional

    FEC PAC-naming Restriction Ruled Unconstitutional
    The Federal Election Committee prohibits political committees that are not authorized by a candidate, to use that candidate’s name in the titles of their websites and social media pages. a PAC named Pursuing America’s Greatness,…
  • Aug 6

    Gucci’s RICO Claim Against Alibaba Defendants Dismissed – SDNY

    Gucci’s RICO Claim Against Alibaba Defendants Dismissed – SDNY
    Alibaba successfully dismisses Gucci’s claim that Alibaba participated in a conspiracy with counterfeiters to sell counterfeit goods on Alibaba. That the merchants may have resulted in an ‘online retail cluster’ that…
Rank this Week: 345

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
  • Aug 22

    Challenging UDRP Awards in Courts of Competent Jurisdiction

    Challenging UDRP Awards in Courts of Competent Jurisdiction
    The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is not an exclusive forum for the resolution of domain names accused of cybersquatting even though registration agreements use the word “mandatory” in the event of…
  • Aug 15

    Reselling Domain Names on the Secondary Market: Bona Fide Offering, or Not?

    Reselling Domain Names on the Secondary Market: Bona Fide Offering, or Not?
    On the question of reselling domain names on the secondary market, a dissenting panelist in a 2005 case observed that “[t]here is no doubt Respondent is in the business of being a reseller of domain names that consist of common English…
  • Aug 8

    Fair Use Registration of Domain Names for Artists and Hobbyist

    Fair Use Registration of Domain Names for Artists and Hobbyist
    There is in the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act a provision not expressly found in the UDRP (at least, not in so many words) but the concept is nevertheless present in the Policy by construction. I’ll return to the UDRP in a…
Rank this Week: 448

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Aug 22

    Jotwell 2016 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2016 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 5. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, and preparing a new section that we plan to be launching very…
  • Aug 19

    When Physical Harm Is Threatened but Not Realized: Who Should Pay?

    When Physical Harm Is Threatened but Not Realized: Who Should Pay?
    Donal Nolan, Preventive Damages, 132 Law Q. Rev. 68 (2016), available by subscription at Westlaw.Ellen BublickThe recent Restatement Third of Torts divides U.S. tort law into separate categories of harm. Liability for physical injury is…
  • Aug 18

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method
    Rosalind Dixon & David Landau, Transnational Constitutionalism and a Limited Doctrine of Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment, 13 Int’l J. Const. L. 606 (2015).Hoi KongRosalind Dixon and David Landau’s Transnational…
Rank this Week: 474

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
  • Aug 18

    Olympic Swimmer’s Defamation Lawsuit Sinks in Court

    Olympic Swimmer’s Defamation Lawsuit Sinks in Court
    Alyssa Novak At the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, over 10,000 athletes are in the midst of competition for a chance at a singular moment of athletic glory. All of that pressure creates the…
  • Aug 18

    Olympic Swimmer’s Defamation Lawsuit Sinks in Court

    Olympic Swimmer’s Defamation Lawsuit Sinks in Court
    Alyssa Novak At the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, over 10,000 athletes are in the midst of competition for a chance at a singular moment of athletic glory. All of that pressure creates the…
  • Aug 12

    USPTO Post-Prosecution Pilot May Be Beneficial for Patent Applicant

    USPTO Post-Prosecution Pilot May Be Beneficial for Patent Applicant
    Ann Robl The USPTO has created a new option for patent applicants who receive a rejection in a final Office Action – the Post-Prosecution Pilot (“P3”). Like the…
Rank this Week: 376

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Aug 10

    Document Discriminator Appears on Driver’s License

    Document Discriminator Appears on Driver’s License
    This post about the so-called Document Discriminator on driver’s licenses is somewhat off-topic for this blog. However, I find this tidbit of information so interesting that I feel compelled to write about it. I first presented…
  • Aug 9

    When is a Shareholder Vote Required?

    When is a Shareholder Vote Required?
    This post discusses when a California corporation must hold a shareholder vote. It is based on an Avvo answer that I wrote recently. Please see Beside elections, are there corporate decisions that REQUIRE the vote of the…
  • Jul 28

    Employment Law for Foreigner

    Employment Law for Foreigner
    This post is about employment law. It is directed particularly to people from other countries who are not familiar with U.S. employment practices. It is based on my answer to a Quora question.  Please see What are the most important…
Rank this Week: 502

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Tripping: TripAdvisor v Handsam

    Tripping: TripAdvisor v Handsam
    Handsam Ltd. describes itself as "a leading provider of online management systems, consultancy services and advice to both the business and education sectors." Its specialisms include health and safety management, policy writing…
  • Jul 18

    Injunctions against ISPs: The Cartier Appeal

    Injunctions against ISPs: The Cartier Appeal
    Cartier Watch Author Noop1958 Creative Commons Licence Source Wikipedia Cartier International AG and Others v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd and Others [2016] EWCA Civ 658 (6 July 2016)  In  Cartier International AG and Others…
  • Jul 13

    The Trade Secrets Directive

    The Trade Secrets Directive
    The adoption by the Council and European Parliament of Directive (EU) 2016/943 of 8 June 2016 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure (OJ…
Rank this Week: 529

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 438

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Jun 28

    Federal Circuit finds Internet content filtering patent eligible after Alice

    Federal Circuit finds Internet content filtering patent eligible after Alice
    For the second time in two months, the Federal Circuit has issued a decision that describes a situation in which a software invention is eligible for patenting. In Bascom Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility et al.,…
  • Jun 16

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?
    A recent Federal Circuit decision held that a patent directed to a tool attachment for demolition equipment was obvious in view of two prior art references. The court reached this conclusion even though it did not deny that the…
  • Jun 15

    No more bright lines: Supreme Court overturns test for willful patent infringement

    No more bright lines: Supreme Court overturns test for willful patent infringement
    In a consolidated decision involving two new cases, the U.S. Supreme Court continued its trend of shunning bright-line rules in patent infringement cases. The cases overturned the “objective recklessness” test that…
Rank this Week: 404

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise
    TweetPeter W. Martin, a professor at Cornell Law School, has just posted Possible Futures for the Legal Treatise in an Environment of Wikis, Blogs, and Myriad Online Primary Law Sources to SSRN. (Great subject!) Here’s the abstract:…
  • May 31

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging
    TweetJennifer Murphy Romig of Emory University School of Law has posted to SSRN her paper, Legal Blogging and the Rhetorical Genre of Public Legal Writing. The paper is forthcoming in Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. Here is the…
  • Dec 31

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker
    TweetA new report from the Pew Research Internet Project focuses on technology and workers. The first-listed key finding of the report is this: “Email and the internet are deemed the most important communications and information tools…
Rank this Week: 280

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jun 30

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement
    On September 17, 2012, I along with my colleague Don Prutzman presented a program at the firm entitled How to Protect Your Intellectual Property from New Forms of Online Infringements and Brand Attacks. I outlined why online infringement is a…
  • Apr 15

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial
    I will moderate a panel entitled “Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media” at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of…
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
Rank this Week: 539

Reasonable Balance

Reasonable Balance

Covers copyright and music. By Nancy Prager.

http://nancyprager.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark
    In the past few years I’ve become a fan of Taylor Swift. Perhaps not of her music, but the way she handles her career and her life.  Standing up to Spotify and the paltry royalty rates it pays was just … Continue reading…
  • Jan 21

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.
    Today is a momentus day. It’s the second inauguration of Barak Obama, the first African-American President of the United States.  Today is also the day on which we honor the memory and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the…
  • Jul 20

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard
    The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (the “PRO-IP Act”) enhanced civil and criminal penalties for intellectual property infringement as well as established the Intellectual Property Enforcement…
Rank this Week: 458

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: 465

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
Rank this Week: 302

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

Features news and commentary on intellectual property law. By McKee, Voorhees & Sease.

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Nov 4

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Ways to Accelerate Patent Examination Before the USPTO

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Ways to Accelerate Patent Examination Before the USPTO
    By Jill Link Long pendency, slow processing and delays in examination due to patent backlog before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are common concerns voiced by patent applicants. Although it may provide some comfort to…
  • Oct 17

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Is the Supreme Court Re-Aiming Markman?

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Is the Supreme Court Re-Aiming Markman?
    Post by Alex Christian The 1996 United States Supreme Court decision in Markman v. Westview Instruments established a landmark change for claim construction in patent infringement cases.  That case established that the meaning of the…
  • Oct 17

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: 2014 World Food Day and Borlaug Dialogue Takes Place in Des Moines Iowa

    MVS Filewrapper® Blog: 2014 World Food Day and Borlaug Dialogue Takes Place in Des Moines Iowa
    Post by Jill Link The 2014 theme for World Food Day was “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth.”  This event took place during the 2014 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium held in Des Moines,…
Rank this Week: 406

Infringement Nation

Infringement Nation

Focuses on copyright, trademark, patent and business disputes. By One LLP.

http://onellp.com/blog/
  • Dec 23

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed
    Jay Z escapes copyright lawsuit.
  • Jun 21

    Software Patents Survive

    Software Patents Survive
    The Federal Circuit issued a significant decision curtailing the power of district courts to dismiss patent lawsuits at the Rule 12 stage on the basis that the claimed subject matter falls outside Section 101’s categories of…
  • Jun 18

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On
    Levis and Abercrombie have had a long-running battle over the stitching of their jeans.
Rank this Week: 356

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: 364

Rethink(IP)

Rethink(IP)

By J. Matthew Buchanan, Stephen M. Nipper and Douglas Sorocco.

http://www.rethinkip.com/
  • Apr 30

    Not Rethinking Digital Copyright: Ruling Ends ASCAP's Magical Thinking

    Not Rethinking Digital Copyright: Ruling Ends ASCAP's Magical Thinking
    Posted by Kristen Cichocki at 07:28 PMNot Rethinking Digital Copyright: Ruling Ends ASCAP's Magical Thinking  
  • Apr 30

    Not Rethinking Digital Copyright: Ruling Ends ASCAP's Magical Thinking

    Not Rethinking Digital Copyright: Ruling Ends ASCAP's Magical Thinking
    Posted by Kristen Cichocki at 07:28 PMNot Rethinking Digital Copyright: Ruling Ends ASCAP's Magical Thinking   On April 25th, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled against the American Society of Composers,…
  • Mar 27

    URLs Gone Bad

    URLs Gone Bad
    Posted by Stephen M. Nipper at 03:55 PMErik J. Heels has an excellent post (Uncool: USPTO Breaks Millions Of Patent URLs Without Public Notice) talking about how the USPTO broke URL links to patents and trademarks over the weekend and how it…
Rank this Week: 276

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 804

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Heads Up! New Drone Rules Now In Effect

    Heads Up! New Drone Rules Now In Effect
    Era of widespread small UAS commercial operation takes off. As of August 29, the FAA’s new rules permitting commercial operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, also known as “drones”) have taken effect. (And, just…
  • Aug 21

    Tabula (Quasi) Rasa: The 2016 EAS Operating Handbook!

    Tabula (Quasi) Rasa: The 2016 EAS Operating Handbook!
    Latest edition of FCC Handbook features blank spaces galore to be filled in by EAS participants themselves. Two days after we posted a reminder about the upcoming deadline for EAS participants to (a) register on the Commission’s new EAS…
  • Aug 17

    Reminder: ETRS Registration, ETRS Form One Due August 26

    Reminder: ETRS Registration, ETRS Form One Due August 26
    Attention all you EAS participants. The deadline for registering with the Commission’s EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) AND submitting your ETRS Form One is fast approaching. We alerted you to the August 26, 2016 deadline a couple of…
Rank this Week: 3235

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/
  • Aug 28

    Horizon Pharma sues Actavis, Lupin for Paragraph IV certifications on generic Pennsaid

    Horizon Pharma sues Actavis, Lupin for Paragraph IV certifications on generic Pennsaid
    Horizon Pharma filed an action for patent infringement against Actavis and Lupin Pharmaceuticals in response to the filing of Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) by both defendants for a generic version of Pennsaid, a topical…
  • Aug 28

    Estimating the cost for filing, obtaining and maintaining patents across the globe

    Estimating the cost for filing, obtaining and maintaining patents across the globe
    In several jurisdictions across the globe, the costs are a function of various variables such as the mode of filing, the type of applicant, the number of pages of the specification and claims, and the number of claims/independent…
  • Aug 27

    Patent Drafting: Describing What is Unique Without Puffing

    Patent Drafting: Describing What is Unique Without Puffing
    In fact, many times the patentably relevant information is not described as well as largely irrelevant information about marketing strategies and likely consumer demand. Discussion of what makes an improvement better, stronger and faster…
Rank this Week: 4805

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Aug 28

    Neues Nachrichtendienstgesetz: Jeder ist verdächtig und wird überwacht

    Neues Nachrichtendienstgesetz: Jeder ist verdächtig und wird überwacht
    Nachfolgender Meinungsbeitrag erschien in leicht veränderter Form ursprünglich unter dem Titel «Das NDG ist ein klassischer Fall von Sicherheitsesoterik» in der NZZ am Sonntag vom 28. August 2016. Mit dem …
  • Aug 27

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #144

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #144
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem zu Facebook-Zensur, zu frei erfundenen Handlungen und Personen sowie zum «Recht zu reparieren» … Meinungsfreiheit: «Wie…
  • Aug 26

    WhatsApp-Nutzerdaten für Facebook: Widerspruch!

    WhatsApp-Nutzerdaten für Facebook: Widerspruch!
    Anfang 2014 kaufte Facebook den Instant Messenger-WhatsApp für rund 16 Milliarden Dollar. Facebook bezahlte in erster Linie für den Zugang zu den damals 450 Millionen WhatsApp-Nutzern – ein «teures…
Rank this Week: 1950

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Aug 28

    Can an Early-Stage Embryo Without a Father Be Considered ‘Human’?

    Can an Early-Stage Embryo Without a Father Be Considered ‘Human’?
    Under subsection 18(2) of the Australian Patents Act 1990, ‘human beings, and the biological processes for their generation, are not patentable inventions’.  An account of the legislative history of this exclusion may be…
  • Aug 20

    After US Loss, Sequenom Takes Its Patent Battle With Ariosa Down-Under

    After US Loss, Sequenom Takes Its Patent Battle With Ariosa Down-Under
    One of the many benefits of genetic testing is the ability to carry out prenatal diagnosis of genetic disorders, most notably including (but certainly not limited to) Downs Syndrome.  This can be particularly valuable when one or both…
  • Aug 14

    Another Australian Patentee Bitten By ‘Unjustified Threats’ Provision

    Another Australian Patentee Bitten By ‘Unjustified Threats’ Provision
    Under section 128 of the Australian Patents Act 1990, a person or company that feels they have been unjustifiably threatened with patent infringement proceedings can take legal action seeking an injunction to prevent the threats from…
Rank this Week: 2727

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Severability: Lifesaver of Contract

    Severability: Lifesaver of Contract
    Part of my job as a lawyer is writing and reviewing contract. I love writing contracts – you put in creative and crazy clauses as long as they’re legal. I get many clients who draft their own agreements or get a contract from a…
  • Aug 14

    The Law Doesn’t Care About Your Feeling

    The Law Doesn’t Care About Your Feeling
    I’m not going to sugarcoat it: The law doesn’t give a fuck about your feelings. I get a lot of phone calls and emails from people who are sad, angry, afraid, or filled with regret and they ask me if there are any legal options for…
  • Jul 31

    Turnabout is Fair Play – Getty Sued for $1B for Copyright Violation

    Turnabout is Fair Play – Getty Sued for $1B for Copyright Violation
    Getty Images is known for sending letters to people suspected of using their images without purchasing a license. These demand letters essentially say, “By using our image, you’ve agreed to pay for a license. Pay $XXX by this date…
Rank this Week: 3519

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 923

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

Covers patent, copyright, and trademark law. By Matt Miller.

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • Aug 26

    Practical Tips in view of the Equation Group Hack

    Practical Tips in view of the Equation Group Hack
    Last week, in a series of events seemingly a mix between Mr. Robot and Austin Powers, something fairly unusual happened that could potentially cause security problems for many people and businesses. And, perhaps because the story is a little…
  • Aug 26

    What is the Equation Group and What does it mean to businesses?

    What is the Equation Group and What does it mean to businesses?
    Last week, in a series of events seemingly taken straight from the plot of a James Bond (or perhaps Austin Powers) movie, something fairly unusual happened that could potentially cause security problems for many people and businesses. And,…
  • Oct 12

    Ripoff Report – Help Manage Online Reputation

    Ripoff Report – Help Manage Online Reputation
    The Internet is an amazing tool for communications, literally letting anyone publish information for others to view; and search engines like Google let the world find that information. Unfortunately, the fact that anyone can publish…
Rank this Week: 1042

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: 4898

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Aug 26

    TWiL 357: Swatted While Sex Toy Phoned Home

    TWiL 357: Swatted While Sex Toy Phoned Home
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Getting swatted while playing Pokemon Go, Donald Trump and libel laws, Nintendo shuts down a Pokemon game made by fans, the Dancing Baby goes to the Supreme Court, data-backed litigation…
  • Aug 12

    TWiL 356: Puppies and Kittens or Jaywalking Babie

    TWiL 356: Puppies and Kittens or Jaywalking Babie
    Hosts: Denise Howell, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Amanda Levendowski Your phone's battery data may be used to spy on you, the courts and Wikipedia, what happens the Moral Machine, and more! Photo credit: Ulbrecht Hopper Download or subscribe to…
  • Aug 5

    TWiL 355: Tinkerer's Kobayashi Maru

    TWiL 355: Tinkerer's Kobayashi Maru
    Hosts: Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Colette Vogele, Franklin Graves The Intimate Privacy Protection Act of 2016, EFF's Constitutional challenge to the DMCA, the first Pokemon Go lawsuit, how to teach your dog to take selfies, and…
Rank this Week: 2104