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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/
  • May 30

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week
    Were you away and missed the last week of IPKat? Well, here's Never Too Late, number 98, and bang up to date!* Are academic publishers liable for ginormous damages?If a US academic author attempts to assign copyright to an academic publisher,…
  • May 30

    The Nominative Fair Use "Defense" in Trademark Law: Confusion in the US Circuit Courts of Appeal

    The Nominative Fair Use "Defense" in Trademark Law: Confusion in the US Circuit Courts of Appeal
    Applied inconsistently and confusingly, the nominative fair use analysis has been adopted in some U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal.  This confusion is exemplified in the recent Second Circuit's International Information Systems Security…
  • May 28

    Book Review: The Competence of the European Union in Copyright Lawmaking

    Book Review: The Competence of the European Union in Copyright Lawmaking
    Given, um, upcoming political events, analysis of the lines between member states and EU institutions couldn't be better timed. In "The Competence of the European Union in Copyright Lawmaking", Ana Ramalho presents a comprehensive analysis of…
Rank this Week: 16

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: 57

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 30

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    June 2, 2016 - "Conflicts in Patent Prosecution: Avoiding the Ethical Pitfalls -- Minimizing Risks of Malpractice Liability and Ethics Sanctions" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT) June 6-9, 2016 - BIO International Convention (Biotechnology…
  • May 29

    Guest Post -- Keeping an Eye on Patent Troll

    Guest Post -- Keeping an Eye on Patent Troll
    The Question Worth Pondering: Innovation Provokers or Idea Thieves? By Ralf Boscheck* -- In the past five years Cisco and J.C. Penney have spent close to $350 million fending off demands from patent trolls, which are more politely known as…
  • May 28

    2016 BIO International Convention

    2016 BIO International Convention
    The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) will be holding its annual BIO International Convention June 6-9, 2016 in San Francisco, CA. Founded in 1993, BIO is a nonprofit association seeking supportive biotechnology policies on behalf…
Rank this Week: 142

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

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

    Mahamedi IP v. Paradice & LI: DTSA Between Patent Lawyer

    Mahamedi IP v. Paradice & LI: DTSA Between Patent Lawyer
    by Dennis Crouch Many aspects of trade-secret & non-compete law do not apply cleanly when a lawyer leaves the firm. Confidentiality outside the firm is already required by the rules of professional conduct and client-secrets are…
  • May 27

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain
    Charlene Morrow & Sapna Mehta: Supreme Court To Weigh In On Damages For Design Patent Infringement Michael Borella: USPTO Issues Memorandum Regarding Enfish And TLI Elijah Nouvelage: Jury Sides With Google In $9 Billion Intellectual…
  • May 26

    Wegner’s Top Ten Pending Patent Case

    Wegner’s Top Ten Pending Patent Case
    Hal Wegner has updated his top-ten list of pending cases: Impression Products v. Lexmark (cert petition pending) (post-sale and international exhaustion) Sequenom v. Ariosa Diagnostics (cert petition pending) (patent eligibility) Samsung v.…
Rank this Week: 84

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 30

    Caltech sues Apple!

    Caltech sues Apple!
    See the post pat Appleinsider: Caltech sues Apple & Broadcom over alleged Wi-Fi patent infringementslink: http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/05/30/caltech-sues-apple-broadcom-over-alleged-wi-fi-patent-infringement
  • May 29

    Hickenlooper on Face the Nation: an inaccurate (and Whiggish) view of the cola wars?

    Hickenlooper on Face the Nation: an inaccurate (and Whiggish) view of the cola wars?
    Back in the year 2012, Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, in the context of a Presidential debate at the University of Denver, stated“I think the attack ads, the just beating each other to a pulp, that gets put aside and that’s…
  • May 29

    CBS Sunday Morning on May 29, 2016: Memorial Day weekend

    CBS Sunday Morning on May 29, 2016: Memorial Day weekend
    Charles Osgood introduced stories, noting Memorial Day weekend was well underway. Chris van Cleve did the cover story on road rage.1 in 3 people engage in road rage. Anthony Mason on the Monkees. Lee Cowan on reconciliation and return as…
Rank this Week: 122

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
  • May 30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-29
    FaceTime, iMessages hang in the balance after Apple loss to patent troll https://t.co/36u0zeKRwO -> Billionaire Peter Thiel funded Hulk Hogan lawsuit to take down Gawker https://t.co/COisqq2dFV -> Music Piracy Triggers Significant…
  • May 29

    Reimagining the Copyright Board – my ALAI presentation

    Reimagining the Copyright Board – my ALAI presentation
    I had the pleasure of attending ALAI’s symposium this week on The Copyright Board of Canada: Which Way Ahead. I was on a panel titled “Reimagining the Copyright Board” along with Ariel Katz, Howard Knopf, Adriane Porcin, and…
  • May 29

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-05-28

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-05-28
    PPCA, Foxtel, and s.154(1) https://t.co/aSb90nwnsS -> Celebrity threesome injunction: Twitter issues warning to users naming couple | via @telegraphnews https://t.co/E4kdVqCrW5 -> Celebrity threesome injunction: Top judges rule…
Rank this Week: 102

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
  • May 28

    A Different Story About The Kitty Genovese Murder

    A Different Story About The Kitty Genovese Murder
    As the story went at the time, 38 people witnessed the attack on Kitty Genovese 50 years ago, and did nothing. But that story is wrong, as James Soloman and William Genovese explore in their new film. On NPR this morning.
  • May 27

    Simchowitz-Mahama Settlement More Hype Than Substance

    Simchowitz-Mahama Settlement More Hype Than Substance
    We’ve received a few frantic emails asking us about the recent Simchowitz-Mahama settlement. As the reader may recall, this concerns yet another threat by an aggrieved artist to “deauthenticate” an artwork created by that…
  • May 27

    On Google’s Digitization of Museum Collection

    On Google’s Digitization of Museum Collection
    To help disseminate culture and foster collaborations (good reasons), says Hyperallergic. We’re also curious as to who owns the rights to these digital files, and whether any works protected by intellectual property are being digitized…
Rank this Week: 107

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

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

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
Rank this Week: 93

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 140

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 24

    No Reasonable Construction Would Save Plaintiff’s Patent Infringement Claim

    No Reasonable Construction Would Save Plaintiff’s Patent Infringement Claim
    Nalco Co. v. Chem-Mod, LLC, No. 14 C 2510, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 15, 2015) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah granted defendants’ motion to dismiss defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff Nalco’s Third Amended Complaint pursuant…
  • Feb 22

    Counterfeit Sales Warrant Statutory Damages, Permanent Injunction and Attorney’s Fee

    Counterfeit Sales Warrant Statutory Damages, Permanent Injunction and Attorney’s Fee
    Bulgari, S.P.A. V. Zou Xiaohong, No. 15 C 5148, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 15, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman granted in part plaintiff Bulgari’s motion for summary judgment of trademark infringement, a permanent injunction and its…
  • Feb 19

    Design Patent Functionality Decision is a Question of Law

    Design Patent Functionality Decision is a Question of Law
    Dyson, Inc. v. SharkNinja Operating LLC, No. 14 C 779, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 17, 2015) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah denied defendants’ (collectively “SharkNinja”) motion for reconsideration of the Court’s denial of…
Rank this Week: 169

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

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

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

    Case: Orion Corporation v Actavis Pty…

    Case: Orion Corporation v Actavis Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 909 (21 August 2015)Judge: Rares JA combination of three known active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) called levodopa, carbidopa and entacapone, and methods of producing that…
  • Aug 23

    Unjustifiable Threats - Innovation Patent

    Unjustifiable Threats - Innovation Patent
    Case: BLH Engineering and Construction Pty Ltd v Pro 3 Products Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 833 Notes:Novelty - Firestone - Signpost quote - Meyers Taylor Pty Limited v Vicarr Industries Ltd [1977] HCA 19Threats made before innovation…
  • Aug 16

    Britax v Infa-Secure

    Britax v Infa-Secure
    Case: Britax Childcare Pty Ltd v Infa-Secure Pty Ltd (No 4) [2015] FCA 651 (30 June 2015)  Date: 30 June 2015Middleton J.Notes:Claim ConstructionExpert witnessesExternal fair basis (note that the new Act makes this less relevant…
Rank this Week: 126

Andy SkinnerLopata's Blog

Andy SkinnerLopata's Blog

Features intellectual property and cyberlaw musings.

http://askinnerlopata.wordpress.com
  • Mar 16

    Owners of registered trademarks targeted for deceptive notice

    Owners of registered trademarks targeted for deceptive notice
    Do you have a trademark or service mark registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)? If you do, chances are you have received, or will recieve, a “notice” or “notification” from one or more private businesses…
  • Mar 16

    Owners of registered trademarks targeted for deceptive notice

    Owners of registered trademarks targeted for deceptive notice
    Do you have a trademark or service mark registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)? If you do, chances are you have received, or will recieve, a “notice” or “notification” from one or more…
  • Mar 8

    Much Ado About Sidereu

    Much Ado About Sidereu
    What do slavery, denying women the right to vote, and musical borrowing have in common? They all existed in the eighteenth century. Why is that relevant? I’m not sure, but it appears that Register-Guard reporter Bob Keefer thinks it is to…
Rank this Week: 147

Andrei Mincov's Articles

Andrei Mincov's Articles

Covers copyright and its interdependence with the overall political regime.

http://mincov.com/articles
  • Sep 11

    Civilization or Mindless Helplessne

    Civilization or Mindless Helplessne
    Often when I argue the case for individual rights and radical departure from government regulation, I hear words to the effect that it is the collectively financed government regulation that creates the framework for a civilized life, from…
  • Jun 17

    Monument to Human Devolution

    Monument to Human Devolution
    There once was a time in human history when monuments stood for something. They used to be erected to celebrate triumphs and achievements. Sometimes, they were built to commemorate national losses and tragedies. This happens no more. We are…
  • May 29

    In Support of Abolition of Laws Prohibiting Private Discrimination

    In Support of Abolition of Laws Prohibiting Private Discrimination
    Most people unwittingly consider laws against private discrimination one of the greatest social achievements of the modern times.  In this article I will explain how these laws are nothing more than a tool of everyone’s enslavement.
Rank this Week: 177

GrepLaw

GrepLaw

Covers news, commentary, and discussion about Internet and computer law and policy. From Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

http://grep.law.harvard.edu/
Rank this Week: 135

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
Rank this Week: 835

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/
  • May 30

    Recent UDRPs of Interest

    Recent UDRPs of Interest
    https://t.co/Mp0B5dZur7Respondent's arguments re RDNH undercut by its criminal conviction#udrphttps://t.co/LYcr0U6soT — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) May 30, 2016 Did complainant jump into this FEETFIRST without thinking, or was it…
  • May 27

    CD Cal: Discussion of Sanctions Against Law Firm / Individual Atty

    CD Cal: Discussion of Sanctions Against Law Firm / Individual Atty
    Sweet People Apparel v Saza Jeans, 14-1143-DMG (CD Cal May 25, 2016). Individual attorneys had been sanctioned under Rule 11/37 for ‘evasive or incomplete discovery’ (discovery docs had been redacted without proper indicia as…
  • May 26

    9th Cir Continues To Not Apply OCTANE To Trademark

    9th Cir Continues To Not Apply OCTANE To Trademark
    Ninth Circuit reminds us that it already has decided that it is not bound to apply Octane Fitness’ (134 S. Ct. 1749) definition of “exceptional” in the context of the Lanham Act’s fee-shifting provision. Rather than…
Rank this Week: 2225

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/
  • May 30

    Are We No Longer “The 12th Man”?

    Are We No Longer “The 12th Man”?
      By Joe Davison If you have watched a Seahawks football game, chances are you have heard the phrase “12th Man” during broadcast.  This phrase is typically used to describe the impact of the home fans—each team has…
  • May 23

    No Filtering Snapchat’s Third Party Woe

    No Filtering Snapchat’s Third Party Woe
      By Mackenzie Olson Snapchat is an app that allows users to send one another “snaps”, which are pictures that disappear after a few seconds.  Users can also add a “filter” to their pictures to alter or…
  • May 20

    Facebook Wins Trademark Case in China

    Facebook Wins Trademark Case in China
    By Kiran Jassal By now, many are aware that Facebook has taken a rather active stance when it comes to protecting its trademark. Examples include bringing infringement claims against Designbook, Lamebook, and Teachbook.  Not…
Rank this Week: 3072

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 4936

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 2739

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

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

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 2733

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/
  • May 30

    Realidad Virtual, Materializando Los Sueños.

    Realidad Virtual, Materializando Los Sueños.
    FUENTE: Adrianni Zanatta Alarcón and Said Robles Casolco Politecnico di Milano – Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos   adrianni.zanatta@mail.polimi.it – said.robles@uaem.mx  …
  • May 29

    ¿Cuál es el impacto social de los dispositivos electrónicos de escala nanométrica?

    ¿Cuál es el impacto social de los dispositivos electrónicos de escala nanométrica?
    AUTOR: Ana Luisa Guerrero FUENTE:  AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Ciudad de México. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Cuando se habla de dispositivos electrónicos de escala nanométrica, las primeras…
  • May 29

    Niñas mexicanas semifinalistas mundiales en Technovation Challenge

    Niñas mexicanas semifinalistas mundiales en Technovation Challenge
    AUTOR: Montserrat Muñoz FUENTE: AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Guadalajara, Jalisco.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Siete equipos mexicanos son semifinalistas mundiales en el Technovation Challenge, competencia…
Rank this Week: 4645

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • May 30

    Angefütterte Katzen: Fahndung mittels GPS-Halsband

    Angefütterte Katzen: Fahndung mittels GPS-Halsband
    Viele Katzenbesitzer kennen das Problem: Die eigenen Katzen verschwinden immer wieder für längere Zeit, kehren aber in den meisten Fällen früher oder später wohlgenährt wieder zurück. Wer füttert die…
  • May 26

    Revidiertes BÜPF: Referendum jetzt unterschreiben!

    Revidiertes BÜPF: Referendum jetzt unterschreiben!
    Eine breite Allianz von Organisationen der Zivilgesellschaft, politischen Parteien und Wirtschaftsvertretern sammelt Unterschriften für das Referendum gegen das revidierte Überwachungsgesetz BÜPF. Die benötigten…
  • May 25

    59.5 Prozent Vertrauen für schweizerische Rechtsanwälte

    59.5 Prozent Vertrauen für schweizerische Rechtsanwälte
    Der deutsche GfK Verein hat Menschen in Deutschland und 26 weiteren Ländern gefragt, welchen Berufsgruppen sie vertrauen: Bei den Rechtsanwälten erzielten die österreichischen Anwaltskollegen mit 73.2 Prozent den…
Rank this Week: 1476

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • May 30

    Prepare your strategy for the Unitary Patent and the UPC – (Part I)

    Prepare your strategy for the Unitary Patent and the UPC – (Part I)
    The creation and start of the Unified Patent Court will change the mindset of patent litigation in Europe fundamentally. The Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent will, according to the Chairman Alexander Ramsay, be ready by the middle…
  • May 23

    UPC getting closer – just a ”Brexit” referendum away?

    UPC getting closer – just a ”Brexit” referendum away?
    When the UK prime minister David Cameron won the 2015 general election he, due to demands from his own Conservative MP party and other parties, promised to hold a referendum on whether Great Britain was to stay or exit the EU membership. This…
  • Apr 28

    Recruitment of Judges to the UPC during May

    Recruitment of Judges to the UPC during May
    According to the Report of the 15th Preparatory Committee meeting of the Unified Patent Court (UPC), the recruitment of Judges will start during the beginning of May. [1] The Court of First Instance will always have a multinational…
Rank this Week: 4275

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • May 30

    Preparations for Unified Patent Court go on despite upcoming Brexit referendum

    Preparations for Unified Patent Court go on despite upcoming Brexit referendum
    Although observers think a ‘leave’ vote in the UK Brexit referendum of 23 June 2016 could be a great setback or even the end for the Unitary Patent (UP) system even before it launches, preparations go on…
  • May 22

    Amendments and additions to protective letters in Switzerland

    Amendments and additions to protective letters in Switzerland
    Swiss procedural law foresees the possibility to file a protective letter if someone believes it will be confronted with a request for ex-parte interim measures without being heard. The corresponding provision of the Swiss Civil Procedure…
  • May 20

    Wyeth taken by Carr to winning position in vaccine battle

    Wyeth taken by Carr to winning position in vaccine battle
    by Rachel Mumby Bexsero, the Meningitis B vaccine marketed by GSK, has been the subject of many newspaper headlines in the UK over the last year, with parents seeking to persuade the UK Government to offer the vaccine to all children under…
Rank this Week: 1727

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/
  • May 30

    Reflections of the Patent Bar Exam

    Reflections of the Patent Bar Exam
    Recently I took and passed, on my second attempt, the United States Patent & Trademark Office Registration (bar) Exam. It is a daunting experience but manageable with some occasional misery in the mix. The exam is offered once a year in…
  • May 29

    Disaster Tech: Volcanic eruptions spur innovations in materials, aircraft engine diagnostic

    Disaster Tech: Volcanic eruptions spur innovations in materials, aircraft engine diagnostic
    We return to the question we’ve asked throughout our Disaster Tech series: What are the inventive systems being created in order to mitigate the threat to life posed by our world’s greatest cataclysms... Finding new materials…
  • May 28

    Superhero Tech: Google, Sony vision tech mirrors implanted lens of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Mike Peterson

    Superhero Tech: Google, Sony vision tech mirrors implanted lens of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Mike Peterson
    If you were to ever wake up and find that messages were being transmitted directly to your eye, as was the case with Mike Peterson, you might be able to blame it on Alphabet Inc. Alphabet subsidiary Verily Life Sciences filed a patent…
Rank this Week: 4824

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/
  • May 30

    Getting it Wrong on Right to Counsel, By the Number

    Getting it Wrong on Right to Counsel, By the Number
    Ingrid V. Eagly & Steven Shafer, A National Study of Access to Counsel in Immigration Court, 64 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1 (2015).Juliet StumpfI admit it. I’m a data geek. Not that I produce any of it myself—regression analysis makes my…
  • May 29

    Jotwell Is Now Indexed on HeinOline

    Jotwell Is Now Indexed on HeinOline
    Jotwell is now indexed on HeinOnline. This includes all reviews since we started publishing in October 2009.
  • May 27

    Disclosure about Disclosure

    Disclosure about Disclosure
    Margaret B. Kwoka, FOIA, Inc., Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2016), available on SSRN.Anne O'ConnellCongress may be gridlocked on many issues, but both parties are working hard to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act. Motivations differ, of…
Rank this Week: 4446

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    T1435/11 : pas de requêtes claires, précises et convergente

    T1435/11 : pas de requêtes claires, précises et convergente
    La division d'opposition avait révoqué le brevet, la décision étant rendue sur la base d'une requête principale (modifiée par rapport au brevet délivré) et de quatre requêtes…
  • May 26

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    La demande US200528720 nous propose un autre dispositif pour éloigner les prédateurs. 1. A portable device for deterring an attack by an animal upon a user, wherein the device is easily carried by a single user, the…
  • May 24

    T1785/15 : un conseil erroné

    T1785/15 : un conseil erroné
    La demanderesse avait donné son accord au jeu de revendications amendé par la division d'examen et payé la taxe de délivrance et de publication. La mention de décision de délivrance devait être…
Rank this Week: 1097

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • May 29

    Checklist for Social Media Influencer

    Checklist for Social Media Influencer
    Some people, including a lot of average joes, have such a strong social media following that brands want to send them free products to review or to partner with them for a native advertising campaign. If you are lucky enough to get such an…
  • May 24

    The Paisley Dress and the FTC: A Cautionary Tale

    The Paisley Dress and the FTC: A Cautionary Tale
    If you want a story of what not to do when it comes to working with influencers and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), look to Lord & Taylor. To promote their new clothing line collection, Design Lab, Lord & Taylor sought out…
  • May 19

    Copyright Protection – Ideas vs Expression

    Copyright Protection – Ideas vs Expression
    A common mistake among professional creatives and amateur is understanding the scope of copyright protection, In the U.S., when you have a copyright, you have protection for your original expression, not the ideas contained within your work.…
Rank this Week: 3462

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/
  • May 29

    FCC to Wrongdoers: Answer Your Mail!

    FCC to Wrongdoers: Answer Your Mail!
    Failure to respond to FCC notices can have adverse consequences. When the FCC proposed to fine Chinese company C.T.S. Technology $34,912,500 a couple of years ago for marketing jammers in the United States, we predicted it would have trouble…
  • May 27

    LPTV/TV Translator Deadline … or Punchline … Announced

    LPTV/TV Translator Deadline … or Punchline … Announced
    Bureau announces, sort of, deadline for eligibility for first post-Spectrum Auction displacement window. LPTV and TV Translator licensees have known for some time – at least since last December – that they’re going to need…
  • May 26

    The Quad Pulls A Sisyphus … Again

    The Quad Pulls A Sisyphus … Again
    Three’s the charm, as the Third Circuit sends the FCC’s Quadriennial Review proceeding back to the Commission for a third time We once described the FCC’s quadrennial ownership review process as Sisyphean in nature. Keeping…
Rank this Week: 3179

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    It's Still the Cable Company, Part 711

    It's Still the Cable Company, Part 711
    A video on demand service glitch provided me an opportunity to see whether my cable television provider Comcast has made any progress on its customer service.  The result: it's GOTTEN WORSE!How can a company with $74 billion dollars in…
  • May 12

    Conservatives Playing the Victim Card

    Conservatives Playing the Victim Card
                The last few weeks has had a remarkable glut of instances where conservatives bemoan their victimhood in the Internet ecosystem.  With much snark and righteous…
  • May 3

    Broadband Carrier Quandary: Exploit Bandwidth Scarcity, or Reduce It?

    Broadband Carrier Quandary: Exploit Bandwidth Scarcity, or Reduce It?
                Comcast enhanced the value position of its broadband subscriptions by increasing the monthly data allowance to 1 Terrabyte (1000 Gigabytes). See…
Rank this Week: 326

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

An online repository for intellectual property articles, papers and news.

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • May 29

    Rwanda Makes Changes to its Intellectual Property Law

    Rwanda Makes Changes to its Intellectual Property Law
    May 29, 2016 — Last month, the Rwandan government released a gazette dated April 20, 2016 setting out recently promulgated laws. The 92 page document touches on changes to various Intellectual Property laws. The gazette is…
  • May 27

    Upcoming Event: INTA’s Building Africa with Brands Conference to Take Place in September!

    Upcoming Event: INTA’s Building Africa with Brands Conference to Take Place in September!
    May 28, 2016 — INTA’s Building Africa with Brands Conference will be held on September 1 and 2, 2016 at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. This Conference will be the first... The post Upcoming Event:…
  • May 25

    UPOV 1991 Enters into Force in Kenya

    UPOV 1991 Enters into Force in Kenya
    May 25, 2016 — Earlier this month, the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV Convention) of December 2, 1961, as revised on March 19, 1991 entered into force in Kenya.... The post UPOV 1991 Enters…
Rank this Week: 2279

Patentology

Patentology

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

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

    Utility Futility? Usefulness of Inventions and ‘Fatal’ Promises Made in Patent Specification

    Utility Futility? Usefulness of Inventions and ‘Fatal’ Promises Made in Patent Specification
    The Australian Patents Act 1990 requires, in section 18(1)(c) and 18(1A)(c), that an invention must be ‘useful’ in order to be patentable.  This is also commonly known as the requirement for ‘utility’. …
  • May 22

    Are Patent Attorneys Really to Blame for Overly Broad Claims?

    Are Patent Attorneys Really to Blame for Overly Broad Claims?
    Last week Eric Sutton, who is Senior Patent Counsel at Oracle Corporation, published an open letter to the patent attorney profession on the IP Watchdog blog.  In short, he accused us – and particularly those of us who practise in…
  • May 15

    Patentable Subject Matter Continues to Confound in the US Despite Hopeful Sign

    Patentable Subject Matter Continues to Confound in the US Despite Hopeful Sign
    The past couple of weeks have brought some slightly brighter news for innovators in life sciences and software fields seeking patent protection in the United States.  First, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an update to…
Rank this Week: 2658

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • May 28

    Now You Too Have Access To Invention Funding

    Now You Too Have Access To Invention Funding
    Now You Too Have Access To Invention Funding Invention funding is one of the most integral pieces of the inventors journey.  But, bootstrapping an idea can also be very difficult and a drain on resources.  We know the process:…
  • May 25

    3-D Printing: 5 Things You Need to Know About Patent Protection

    3-D Printing: 5 Things You Need to Know About Patent Protection
    ­­Buffalo Business First recently published an article about how 3-D printing has changed the world of patent protection. Vin & Justin Kloss served as guest columnists for the article, so we will break that down into 5 things that…
  • May 4

    Why Should You Beware of Patent Trolls?

    Why Should You Beware of Patent Trolls?
    The United States has reached an all new high of Patent Troll cases in 2015. This past year has been the biggest year ever for patent lawsuits with 68% of them filed by trolls. Patent Trolls use patents as legal weapon rather than actually…
Rank this Week: 4828

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • May 28

    Farewell, Big Dog

    Farewell, Big Dog
    We said goodbye to our Big Dog Shy in late January 2016.  We were lucky enough to adopt Shy as a rescue dog in July 2010.  Our 9-year-old male Vizsla, Flash, died prematurely from cancer.  I looked at all of the Vizsla rescue…
  • May 20

    No Such Thing as Unintentionally Giving Up a Copyright Termination Right

    No Such Thing as Unintentionally Giving Up a Copyright Termination Right
    Albert Brumley wrote the gospel song, “I’ll Fly Away,” in the late 1920’s.  The music publishing company he sold his song to registered the copyright in 1932.  Albert later purchased the music publishing…
  • May 6

    Circuit Split on Video Privacy Protection for Smart Device Free App User

    Circuit Split on Video Privacy Protection for Smart Device Free App User
    Alexander Yershov sued Gannett, owner of USA Today, for Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) violations.  Yershov alleged that the USA Today Mobile App he downloaded and installed on his Android device collected and sent his personally…
Rank this Week: 2769

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: 4899

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • May 27

    5000 Years Later

    5000 Years Later
    This is a book review. Neil Stephenson, Seveneves, May 2015. I heard about this from a recent blog post by Bill Gates. One interesting aspect is the fact that this book takes a very long term perspective. The first sentence of the last…
  • May 27

    Worst Possible Phaseout Strategy

    Worst Possible Phaseout Strategy
    One of the main themes I am exploring here is how to assure that phasing out fossil fuel is done in a way that increases fossil fuel company profits while solving global warming at the same time. My idea is to voluntarily reduce production,…
  • May 19

    EU General Court Approves Commission Power Grab

    EU General Court Approves Commission Power Grab
    The Third Chamber of the General Court of the European Union has ruled on the action Germany brought against the Commission power grab. They agree with the Commission view that the 2012 version German feed-in tariff is “State…
Rank this Week: 2119

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
  • May 27

    Security Win: Burr-Feinstein Proposal Declared “Dead” for This Year

    Security Win: Burr-Feinstein Proposal Declared “Dead” for This Year
    The anti-security proposal promoted by Senators Burr and Feinstein is “dead,” according to a Reuters report. The news agency spoke to sources within congressional offices, the administration, and the tech sector, who confirmed…
  • May 27

    EFF to FCC: Prevent ISPs From Following Your Every Internet Move

    EFF to FCC: Prevent ISPs From Following Your Every Internet Move
    Broadband Providers Have Unique Ability to Spy on CustomersSan Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today to update privacy rules to prevent broadband Internet access service…
  • May 27

    Copyright Doesn't Mean Unlimited Control

    Copyright Doesn't Mean Unlimited Control
    Industry Arguments Shouldn’t Deter the FCC from Unlocking Cable Boxes True competition could finally come to the market for TV set-top boxes thanks to a new set of proposed rules from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Under…
Rank this Week: 2307

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/
  • 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…
  • May 15

    TTAB Precedential Decision: JAWS Movie Considered “Famous” Under Likelihood Of Confusion

    TTAB Precedential Decision: JAWS Movie Considered “Famous” Under Likelihood Of Confusion
    Applicant was refused registration for two marks: (1) JAWS in standard characters and (2) JAWS DEVOUR YOUR HUNGER in standard characters. The services identified in the trademark applications were entertainment services, namely the streaming…
  • Apr 20

    Precedential TTAB Holding : Parent And Subsidiary Trademark Use

    Precedential TTAB Holding : Parent And Subsidiary Trademark Use
    Two weeks ago the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) issued a precedential decision involving issues of parent and subsidiary trademark use and abandonment. See Noble Home Furnishings, LLC v. Floorco Enterprises, LLC,…
Rank this Week: 1461

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1282

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3535

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • May 27

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!
    For your Memorial Day weekend, I’m am amazed and humbled to post Hearsay Culture’s tenth anniversary show, # 254, recorded on April 26 and aired on KZSU on May 6, 2016, with Prof. Lawrence Lessig of Harvard University, reflecting…
  • May 25

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 253, April 29, my interview with Prof. Pam Samuelson of UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information, on the Authors Alliance. Pam needs little introduction to Hearsay Culture listeners given…
  • May 22

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!
    I’ve been reticent to add Hearsay Culture to ad-based content providers (because they place advertisements in and around the show). Nonetheless, in the interest of reaching the widest possible audience under current budget circumstances…
Rank this Week: 605

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Throwback trade dress, Care Bears edition

    Throwback trade dress, Care Bears edition
    Newly added to my collection, the infringing Dan-Dee teddy with the functional tummy graphics:American Greetings Corp. v. Dan­Dee Imports, Inc., 807 F. 2d 1136 (3d Cir. 1986)http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 27

    NPR Marketplace on Oracle v. Google

    NPR Marketplace on Oracle v. Google
    I'm quoted in the story.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 27

    Transformative work of the day, political edition

    Transformative work of the day, political edition
    Rebel Girl: this pro-Clinton mashup was initially subject to a DMCA claim, but seems to have survived.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 493

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • May 27

    TWiL 347: There's a Tribble in My Tent

    TWiL 347: There's a Tribble in My Tent
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Christine Farley Google's use of Oracle's APIs is fair use, what not to wear at Comic-Con, why the Slants case is going to be so interesting before the Supreme Court, Axanar to fly…
  • May 20

    TWiL 346: Red Flagged as Sith

    TWiL 346: Red Flagged as Sith
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes USPTO, The Slants, Redskins, and trademarking offensive names, revenge porn creep Kevin Bollaert's appeal, Redigi, digital files and the First Sale doctrine, the 'Defend Trade Secrets…
  • May 13

    TWiL 345: Fax It To Twitter

    TWiL 345: Fax It To Twitter
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guest: Alexander Davie, Erik J. Heels Title III Equity Crowdfunding, Avengers' law and policy, Twitter's trademark policy, Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (UUDRP), data driven startups, why you…
Rank this Week: 515

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • May 27

    Understanding Required Minimum Distributions with Your IRA

    Understanding Required Minimum Distributions with Your IRA
    IRA’s can be complex and confusing sometimes. There are so many rules and laws that must be followed to avoid penalties. One common area of confusion surrounds the required minimum distribution (RMD). The RMD is simply the minimum…
  • May 19

    Which Is More Important: Family Values & History or Financial Assets?

    Which Is More Important: Family Values & History or Financial Assets?
    When talking about families and inheritance, studies show that while financial assets are important, family values and family history take the driver’s seat.
  • May 10

    Why Estate Planning Is Also For Young Adult

    Why Estate Planning Is Also For Young Adult
    The young often think of themselves as invincible in the sense that in their protected world, nothing bad can happen to them, especially with their parents around.
Rank this Week: 3647

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/
Rank this Week: 640