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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 10

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    My Namesake Triumphs: Tiffany & Co. awarded $19.35 million

    My Namesake Triumphs: Tiffany & Co. awarded $19.35 million
    The four year saga ended (at least for now) with Tiffany & Co. being awarded for its vigorous fight to maintain its trademark and protect against genericide.  As previously reported, Tiffany & Co. filed suit against Costco…
  • Aug 14

    Joust Do It? A New Form of Nike Battle Cry?

    Joust Do It? A New Form of Nike Battle Cry?
    By now, you’re familiar with my enjoyment in capturing and sharing new billboard signage that hits the streets of the Twin Cities. Question, what tagline might have inspired this one? Was the Minnesota Renaissance Festival inspired by…
  • Aug 11

    The Federal Circuit Building’s Circuitous History

    The Federal Circuit Building’s Circuitous History
    I had the opportunity this week to attend an oral argument at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington this week (#humblebrag). I quickly came to realize that, like so many things in trademark law, the Federal…
Rank this Week: 8

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Aug 11

    Another Nintendo Switch Lawsuit, this time against GameStop

    Another Nintendo Switch Lawsuit, this time against GameStop
    Wireless Accessory Retaining, LLC v. GameStop Corp.No. 2:17-CV-167-RWS (N.D. Ga. Aug. 9, 2017)Fresh on the heels of Gamevice’s lawsuit against Nintendo, which we discussed in a previous post, Wireless Accessory Retaining, LLC has filed…
  • Aug 10

    Wikipad Creator GameVice sues Nintendo over the Nintendo Switch

    Wikipad Creator GameVice sues Nintendo over the Nintendo Switch
    Gamevice, Inc. v. Nintendo Co.No. 2:17-CV-05923 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 9, 2017)On August 9, 2017, Gamevice – perhaps best known for the Wikipad and slide- and snap-on cell phone controllers for Android and iOS – sued Nintendo in the…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Not A Fan Of Trademark Ban - A Reasoned Analysis of Matal v. Tam

    Supreme Court Not A Fan Of Trademark Ban - A Reasoned Analysis of Matal v. Tam
    SUPREME COURT NOT A FAN OF TRADEMARK BANBy R. Gregory IsraelsenOn Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court held in Matal v. Tam[i] that the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act violates the Free Speech Clause of the First…
Rank this Week: 11

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 21

Trade Secrets Watch

Trade Secrets Watch

By Orrick.

http://blogs.orrick.com/trade-secrets-watch/
Rank this Week: 33

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Tiffany’s — on Costco

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Tiffany’s — on Costco
    Costco owes Tiffany more than $19 million for selling counterfeit rings https://t.co/bPj2IC2a34 pic.twitter.com/ZUjavk8TRH — Business – DM (@BusinessMarkhor) August 15, 2017 I wrote last fall that it didn’t look like…
  • Aug 14

    Beverly Hills TM Lawyer

    Beverly Hills TM Lawyer
    Originally posted 2010-02-11 00:01:58. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor my money that can only mean Michael N. Cohen!  And now he has a blog, giving it away for free like...
  • Aug 14

    Great minds moji alike?

    Great minds moji alike?
    Last September I wrote the following in a letter to a client that asked whether it could use emojis from Apple’s character set in certain marketing materials: The Internet is...
Rank this Week: 28

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • May 31

    Supreme Court Provides Relief to “Exhausted” Buyers of Printer Cartridge

    Supreme Court Provides Relief to “Exhausted” Buyers of Printer Cartridge
    The US Supreme Court has good news for people that are tired of paying high prices for printer cartridges – the fine print of the “license agreement” in the boxes that prohibits you from refilling the cartridges is no longer…
  • May 23

    Indiana’s TC Heartland Wins Patent Case in US Supreme Court

    Indiana’s TC Heartland Wins Patent Case in US Supreme Court
    TC Heartland LLC of Carmel, Indiana won a precedent-setting victory in the US Supreme Court in its patent infringement suit with Kraft Foods.  The US Supreme Court held that the term “resides” in 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b) for…
  • May 8

    Patent Office Issues 196 Patents To Indiana Citizens in April 2017

    Patent Office Issues 196 Patents To Indiana Citizens in April 2017
    The U.S. Patent Office issued the following 196 patent registrations to persons and businesses in Indiana in April 2017, based on applications filed by Indiana patent attorneys. Overhauser Law Offices, the publisher of this site, assists with…
Rank this Week: 19

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 78

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 17

    Reviewing Factual Findings that Support a Legal Conclusion (of Eligibility)

    Reviewing Factual Findings that Support a Legal Conclusion (of Eligibility)
    The Federal Circuit has denied Prism Tech‘s petition for en banc rehearing on the question of deference to district court factual-findings that underlay a decision on patent eligibility.  Prism had raised the following…
  • Aug 16

    Data on Federal Circuit Decisions – updated

    Data on Federal Circuit Decisions – updated
    By Jason Rantanen One of my current projects is to create a transparent and user-friendly database of information about Federal Circuit decisions–particularly, its patent law decisions–with a structure that’s useful for…
  • Aug 16

    BPCIA: Patent Dance Steps Becoming a Bit Clearer

    BPCIA: Patent Dance Steps Becoming a Bit Clearer
    Amgen v. Hospira (Fed. Cir. 2017) The dispute here falls under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCIA), which can be loosely described the Hatch-Waxman equivalent for large-molecule biologics.…
Rank this Week: 42

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 16

    MiMedx Group, Inc. v. Liventa Bioscience, Inc. (N.D. Ga. 2017)

    MiMedx Group, Inc. v. Liventa Bioscience, Inc. (N.D. Ga. 2017)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- In the general chaos that has resulted from the Supreme Court's recent forays into trying to delineate the proper standards for patent subject matter eligibility (AMP v. Myriad Genetics, Mayo Collaborative Labs v.…
  • Aug 15

    Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Michael Borella -- When considering the patent-eligibility of claims, size usually matters. Claims that are longer and recite more detailed inventions tend to be more likely to survive 35 U.S.C. § 101 challenges than those that are…
  • Aug 14

    AIA America, Inc. v. Avid Radiopharmaceuticals (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    AIA America, Inc. v. Avid Radiopharmaceuticals (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- As patent practitioners learned to their chagrin in the AMP v. Myriad Genetics case, sometimes broader Constitutional issues arise even in patent law. This is also true of matters relating to the Bill of Rights; for…
Rank this Week: 62

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 16

    Barton Beebe & Jeanne Fromer's submission to PTO on streamlined cancellation proceeding

    Barton Beebe & Jeanne Fromer's submission to PTO on streamlined cancellation proceeding
    Supporting the proposal, they summarize their evidence of overcrowding on the register.  Read it here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Aug 16

    Traveling pictures: trademark/publicity rights questions, bonus tort

    Traveling pictures: trademark/publicity rights questions, bonus tort
    Yellowstone proper had very little in the way of obvious TM issues, interestingly enough.  Other things I have encountered:For the torts folks; note especially the guy in the background blithely walking away from the dissolving…
  • Aug 16

    Shoes and surveys (picture post)

    Shoes and surveys (picture post)
    Since apparently there was some question whether the shoes I asked about post-Star Athletica were really shoes, here is proof:Not much less functional than the average super-high heelAlso, I randomly got selected for a trademark infringement…
Rank this Week: 76

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

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

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
Rank this Week: 44

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 15

    The Status of Fair Use in the Jeff Koons Era

    The Status of Fair Use in the Jeff Koons Era
    Interesting article on the five lawsuits brought against Jeff Koons for his appropriation of copyrighted works. Depending on who you ask, the doctrine of fair use has either been clarified or muddled. One thing the ’80s could not have…
  • Aug 14

    Should Tattoos Get Different Copyright Protection?

    Should Tattoos Get Different Copyright Protection?
    That’s the essence of the dispute between a video game developer and the tattoo licensing company. This is one to keep an eye on given the growing number of people getting ink on their bodies.
  • Aug 10

    “It simply means the post office is doing a stupid thing.”

    “It simply means the post office is doing a stupid thing.”
    One would be hard-pressed to find anything good, functional or smart with the U.S. Postal Service. So, it is not surprising that a bright federal employee would commit this copyright snafu. Enjoy! And don’t forget that the sure…
Rank this Week: 39

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Jan 13

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…
    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs | Fox News fxn.ws/1xkkv7z — I really hope oversight is done correctly © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….
    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A. Students – WSJ on.wsj.com/1IGDS0Z – hmm, that never occurred to me © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…
    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine how much better the world so far this year would be without religion. © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 54

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: 123

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: 290

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 17

    Emma: The Writing Identity and Authorship AI

    Emma: The Writing Identity and Authorship AI
    Emma is a new AI that claims to be able to detect who the author of a work is, I decided to put it to the test with some interesting results. The post Emma: The Writing Identity and Authorship AI appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 17

    3 Count: Private Channel

    3 Count: Private Channel
    Roku begins cracking down on private channels, Spinrilla refuses to hand over its source code and yet another Game of Thrones leak. The post 3 Count: Private Channels appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 16

    3 Count: Sports Streaming

    3 Count: Sports Streaming
    Showtime sues to prevent illegal streaming of the upcoming fight, stream blocking has an impact on Premiere League matches in the UK and more! The post 3 Count: Sports Streaming appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 82

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 16

    Proving and Protecting Rights to Domain Name

    Proving and Protecting Rights to Domain Name
    At their best, UDRP panelists are educators. They inform us about the ways in which parties win or lose on their claims and defenses. What to do and not do. In addressing this issue, I’m referring to less than 10% of cybersquatting…
  • Jul 24

    No Time Bar, No Laches under the UDRP

    No Time Bar, No Laches under the UDRP
    Two UDRP decisions posted this month involved domain names registered 20 and 21 years ago, David Duchovny v. Alberta Hot Rods c/o Jeff Burgar, FA1706001734414 (Forum July 4, 2017) (<davidduchovny.com>, 21 years) and Commonwealth Bank of…
  • Jul 10

    Do Trade Names Qualify as Trade Marks for Purposes of the UDRP?

    Do Trade Names Qualify as Trade Marks for Purposes of the UDRP?
    Naming is the first imperative. It as much precedes the launching of new lives as it does new businesses. Names secure a presence, and for businesses in the marketplace names can grow into trademarks, if they function like one. Are we not…
Rank this Week: 262

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
Rank this Week: 233

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Aug 14

    Is it defamation to … tell someone to eat shit?

    Is it defamation to … tell someone to eat shit?
    This is an easy one. No. By definition, defamation is a false statement of fact, which damages another’s reputation or character. So, telling someone to eat shit, which is nothing but a more colorful way of saying ‘go fly a…
  • Aug 1

    Is there a constitutionally protected right to record police activity?

    Is there a constitutionally protected right to record police activity?
    Spoiler alert: It depends. The short, easy answer is, yes, the First Amendment protects your right to film the actions of on-duty police officers, but the right is not without limits. The most common limitation on filming is when it…
  • Jul 18

    Own a gun? Hope you like jail.

    Own a gun? Hope you like jail.
    For all intents and purposes, it’s a crime just to have or possess a gun in the state of New Jersey—unless you’re in your own home—and with new rules just announced by the New Jersey judiciary, people charged with…
Rank this Week: 129

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 11

    TWiL 395: Outsourcing Bias and Whale

    TWiL 395: Outsourcing Bias and Whale
    Is Naruto the real Naruto? A competitive market for hacker mercenaries? Join Denise Howell, Emory Roane, and Matthew Curtis dissects whether humans are biologically unsuited for IT employment. Is Disney following COPPA or following you? Can…
  • Aug 4

    TWiL 394: Covering Your Bot

    TWiL 394: Covering Your Bot
    Federal privacy complaint for Google's program to track shoppers, Roomba CEO says they won't sell maps of users' homes... or will they? Where does your car's collected data go? Anonymous browsing data can be exposed, what happens when the…
  • Jul 14

    TWiL 393: Eggplant Emoji: Parmigiana or Pernicious?

    TWiL 393: Eggplant Emoji: Parmigiana or Pernicious?
    Why are my threatening emoji's showing up as an alien? Join Gabriella Ziccarelli, Denise Howell, Mike Keyes and Matt Curtis discuss the world of emojis and emoticons. Yes, your bank responds when you send it a bag of gold. No, it is not…
Rank this Week: 186

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
Rank this Week: 121

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
  • Aug 2

    Delaware Authorizes Stocks on Blockchain

    Delaware Authorizes Stocks on Blockchain
    On July 21st, Delaware Governor John Carney Jr. signed SB 69 into law. SB 69 amends the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”) to explicitly authorize the use of distributed ledger technology in the administration of Delaware…
  • Jul 31

    SEC on Initial Coin Offerings: Tokens May Be Securitie

    SEC on Initial Coin Offerings: Tokens May Be Securitie
    No blockchain phenomenon has garnered more attention lately than Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”), which have exploded in value and raised more than $1.2 billion thus far this year. In a typical ICO, a blockchain-based product or…
  • Jul 5

    Google Escapes Genericide Claim in Ninth Circuit Decision

    Google Escapes Genericide Claim in Ninth Circuit Decision
    On May 16, 2017, the Ninth Circuit rejected a petition for cancellation of the GOOGLE trademark based on a “genericide” theory that claimed Google should lose its trademark protection because the word “google” has…
Rank this Week: 158

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jul 27

    Turtle on a Fence Post

    Turtle on a Fence Post
    “If you see a turtle on a fence post, it didn’t get there by itself. If you see climate skeptics taking over a major political party only in the United States, that didn’t happen by itself either.” That’s the…
  • Jul 26

    MtGox 650,000 bitcoins Theft: They Didn’t Notice Over Years?

    MtGox 650,000 bitcoins Theft: They Didn’t Notice Over Years?
    Kim Nilsson at WizSec just posted about their theory of how the 650,000 bitcoins MtGox theft happened. That’s over $1.6 billion at present prices and probably the biggest theft ever. According to that report, it was just a matter of…
  • Jul 25

    The SEC DAO Report is Great News for Bitcoin

    The SEC DAO Report is Great News for Bitcoin
    The SEC just published a report concluding that the DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) set up on the Ethereum blockchain in 2015 qualified as “securities” under American law. Since neither the DAO itself or anyone else…
Rank this Week: 140

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 125

Elman Technology Law

Elman Technology Law

Covers intellectual property and internet business law. By Elman Technology Law, P.C.

http://elman.com
  • Jul 18

    Educating the Community and Ourselves – June 2017

    Educating the Community and Ourselves – June 2017
    Elman Technology Law attorneys continue to speak and write about various topics.  Recently, two of our attorneys (Gerry Elman and Josh Waterston) have been speaking about cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and more.  Josh…
  • Jul 18

    Gerry’s keynote presentation to the 2017 CIO Government Technology Conference

    Gerry’s keynote presentation to the 2017 CIO Government Technology Conference
    On June 22, 2017  Gerry gave the Keynote Breakfast Speech on Privacy and Security for the Internet of Things and then participated in a panel discussing Government Cybersecurity Issues and Cyber Threats, at the CIO Government…
  • Jun 15

    “The Glacier is Too Cold” – Protecting Your Right to Complain

    “The Glacier is Too Cold” – Protecting Your Right to Complain
    Can a business prevent an unreasonable customer from posting a negative (and unfair) online review to Yelp, Facebook, Amazon, or other online platform? For example, a reviewer wrote, “Do Not Camp Anywhere Near Here – You Will…
Rank this Week: 256

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/
  • Jul 13

    EU Antitrust Policy: Favoring Innovation over the Googles’ of the World

    EU Antitrust Policy: Favoring Innovation over the Googles’ of the World
    By Amela Zukic As many of us have heard, the European Commission recently slapped Google with a 2.7-billon dollar antitrust fine for allegedly favoring its own comparison-shopping service, an illegal practice in the EU. Google now has 90 days…
  • Jul 11

    Spotify Proposes $43 Million Settlement Class Action Lawsuit for Unlawful Distribution of Copyrighted Music

    Spotify Proposes $43 Million Settlement Class Action Lawsuit for Unlawful Distribution of Copyrighted Music
    By: Adam Roberts Popular music streaming service Spotify has agreed to pay $43.45 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by a collection of songwriters and music copyright holders.  The class plaintiffs allege that Spotify…
  • Jul 6

    Texting Too Far

    Texting Too Far
    By Ari Robbins On Friday, June 16th, a Massachusetts Juvenile Court Judge found twenty-year old Michelle Carter guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Conrad Roy III. Carter was found guilty of recklessly causing Roy III’s death.…
Rank this Week: 153

Copyright Infringement Advisor

Copyright Infringement Advisor

Covers DMCA, fair use, and online piracy. By Whitaker Law Group.

http://www.copyrightinfringementadvisor.com
  • Oct 3

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
  • Oct 9

    Copyright Trolling: Don’t Get A Default!

    Copyright Trolling: Don’t Get A Default!
    We all talk about these mass bittorrent lawyers like they are
  • Oct 4

    Copyright Trolling: AF Holdings Names Another Doe

    Copyright Trolling: AF Holdings Names Another Doe
    It looks like the Copyright Trolls are trying to make good on their threats to start suing individuals who refuse to settle up. Earlier, Daniel G.
Rank this Week: 147

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

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

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Jun 11

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″

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

    Sam Adams Seeks to Trademark “Boston 2024″

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

    WIPO’s May PCT Newsletter Recap

    WIPO’s May PCT Newsletter Recap
    Good afternoon! Each month, we look through WIPO's PCT Newsletter to share the latest news impacting the international patent system. As always, there are several country-specific rules, fee changes and patent office notifications to report.…
Rank this Week: 99

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Can Trader Joe's Stop My Book?

    Can Trader Joe's Stop My Book?
    Dear Rich: I wrote an 84-page culinary history book proposing that Trader Joe's changed the way America eats. I self-published it recently (as it is their 50th anniversary this year.) The book analyzes a March 1982 flyer, which TJ's had…
  • Aug 10

    Can We Get Patent Rights Back From Our Employer?

    Can We Get Patent Rights Back From Our Employer?
    Dear Rich: Almost two years ago I had an idea and with two other guys that I worked with. We developed a product completely outside of work (none of our jobs were in hardware design etc.). We took almost a year to get the product right, but…
  • Aug 2

    Should I Submit Fabric Designs to Vida?

    Should I Submit Fabric Designs to Vida?
    Dear Rich: I built my business on printing my designs on fabric and making stuff. Now there's a handy service (VIDA) that makes stuff with your uploaded design and sells it to others. That makes it easier. I am just leery of any "catches."…
Rank this Week: 813

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: 4328

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Aug 17

    COSON Week 2017 Set for October 29 to November 4

    COSON Week 2017 Set for October 29 to November 4
    Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) is set to hold the 2017 COSON Week from October 29 to November 4, 2017. The week is expected to include ‘7 special events’ at ‘7 special venues’ over ‘7 [...] The post COSON…
  • Aug 17

    Recall of Lots of Nitroglycerin Injection

    Recall of Lots of Nitroglycerin Injection
    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is alerting the public that the Singapore Health Science Authority (HSA) has issued a recall of all unexpired lots of Nitroglycerin injection manufactured by…
  • Aug 16

    Court Rejects Infringement Claim against Alan Jackson

    Court Rejects Infringement Claim against Alan Jackson
    A United States District Court has dismissed a copyright infringement case filed by a North Carolina Songwriter, Timothy Arnett, against legendary country star, Alan Jackson. Arnett filed the case on October 27, 2016 alleging that [...] The…
Rank this Week: 1991

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

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

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Aug 17

    Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression

    Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression
    In the wake of Charlottesville, both GoDaddy and Google have refused to manage the domain registration for the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that, in the words of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is “dedicated to spreading…
  • Aug 17

    Student Privacy Tips for Parent

    Student Privacy Tips for Parent
    The beginning of the school year is right around the corner. Over the summer, your school may have acquired new devices, software, and educational technology (or ed tech) to use in classrooms. Or, your school may have expanded existing…
  • Aug 17

    Five Actions Californians Can Take Right Now to Promote Digital Civil Libertie

    Five Actions Californians Can Take Right Now to Promote Digital Civil Libertie
    Over the next few weeks, EFF and our allies will enter our final push to pass legislation out of the California legislature that would defend and promote civil liberties. With a Democratic super-majority eager to push back against the federal…
Rank this Week: 2016

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Aug 17

    * The Sausage Factory (TM)

    * The Sausage Factory (TM)
    17 Seconds #39 Clocktower Law is committed to continuously improving its service. On 07/30/17 we launched The Sausage FactoryTM, a website powered by MAMP (open source software for the macOS operating system, the Apache web server, the MySQL…
  • Aug 1

    * Old Dogs, New Trick

    * Old Dogs, New Trick
    LawLawLaw #43: 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),…
  • Jul 17

    * Why We PMC: The MCats Band Story

    * Why We PMC: The MCats Band Story
    17 Seconds #38 [Editor’s note: This edition of “17 Seconds” has been heavily cross-posted (on clocktowerlaw.com, erikjheels.com, giantpeople.com, mcatsband.org, Facebook, and LinkedIn) because cancer sucks!] On Sunday…
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Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 1870

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 17

    Crocs Denied Patent for Plastic Shoe Design

    Crocs Denied Patent for Plastic Shoe Design
    IPNews® - Popular footwear company, Crocs, has received a third rejection of its design patent application for its popular shoe design. Crocs’ shoe design was deemed unoriginal and there are reports that the design was already in…
  • Aug 9

    Mississippi Business Man Files Trademark for "N" word

    Mississippi Business Man Files Trademark for "N" word
    IPNews® - A businessman from Mississippi has applied to trademark the “N” word in an attempt to transform the word away from a racial slur. Curtis Bordenave wants us to redefine the word and instead give it a positive meaning.…
  • Aug 3

    Pierogi Fest Trademark Battle Heats Up

    Pierogi Fest Trademark Battle Heats Up
    IPNews® - A pierogi is at the center of a trademark battle in Pennsylvania.  One pierogi festival claims trademark infringement, while the other claims there are no grounds for consumer confusion.  After legal action was…
Rank this Week: 3464

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3551

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Aug 17

    Theftovation: Facebook ‘Likes’ Copying Idea

    Theftovation: Facebook ‘Likes’ Copying Idea
    The Wall Street Journal explains ithat the Silicon Valley culture has long regarded copying as a good thing and necessary for rapid growth, first to market, first mover advantage, network effects, world domination, liquidity for early…
  • Aug 17

    USPTO Navigates New Territory In The Wake of Matal v. Tam

    USPTO Navigates New Territory In The Wake of Matal v. Tam
    The USPTO issued Examination Guide 01-17 on Monday, June 26, 2017, entitled “Examination Guidance for Section 2(a)’s Disparagement Provision after Matal v. Tam and Examination for Compliance with Section 2(a)’s…
  • Aug 17

    Does anyone at Mapbox understand the company’s patent filing activities?

    Does anyone at Mapbox understand the company’s patent filing activities?
    Given that Lee testified that Mapbox has been a party to multiple patent lawsuits and only a single lawsuit can be located, coupled with Lee’s testimony that Mapbox has used the patent system as an applicant and no patents or…
Rank this Week: 3817

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 17

    Theftovation: Facebook ‘Likes’ Copying Idea

    Theftovation: Facebook ‘Likes’ Copying Idea
    The Wall Street Journal explains ithat the Silicon Valley culture has long regarded copying as a good thing and necessary for rapid growth, first to market, first mover advantage, network effects, world domination, liquidity for early…
  • Aug 17

    USPTO Navigates New Territory In The Wake of Matal v. Tam

    USPTO Navigates New Territory In The Wake of Matal v. Tam
    The USPTO issued Examination Guide 01-17 on Monday, June 26, 2017, entitled “Examination Guidance for Section 2(a)’s Disparagement Provision after Matal v. Tam and Examination for Compliance with Section 2(a)’s…
  • Aug 17

    Does anyone at Mapbox understand the company’s patent filing activities?

    Does anyone at Mapbox understand the company’s patent filing activities?
    Given that Lee testified that Mapbox has been a party to multiple patent lawsuits and only a single lawsuit can be located, coupled with Lee’s testimony that Mapbox has used the patent system as an applicant and no patents or…
Rank this Week: 4894

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Failure to Provide Examiner With Copy of PTAB Decision Does Not Establish Inequitable Conduct​

    Failure to Provide Examiner With Copy of PTAB Decision Does Not Establish Inequitable Conduct​
    The magistrate judge recommended granting plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment that their patents were not unenforceable for inequitable conduct or unclean hands because the failure to submit a copy of a disclosed PGR institution decision…
  • Aug 16

    TC Heartland Applies to Unincorporated Associations, Such as LLCs​

    TC Heartland Applies to Unincorporated Associations, Such as LLCs​
    The court transferred plaintiff's patent infringement action for improper venue and rejected plaintiff's argument that TC Heartland did not apply to limited liability companies like defendant. "The Supreme Court explicitly limited its…
  • Aug 16

    Court-Appointed Expert Required to Determine Scope of IPR Estoppel​

    Court-Appointed Expert Required to Determine Scope of IPR Estoppel​
    The court ordered the parties to choose an expert to help determine whether defendant reasonably could have raised certain prior art in its petition for inter partes review. "In its [prior] opinion, the Court did not resolve whether…
Rank this Week: 4117

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Aug 17

    M&A in the fashion retail sector

    M&amp;A in the fashion retail sector
    Over the last two years, many household names in the fashion retail industry have disappeared from the Canadian market. In the wake of the ecommerce boom, many stores have raised the white flag and closed their doors. Although ecommerce is a…
  • Aug 16

    Virtual data rooms: don’t let the cloud cloud your judgment

    Virtual data rooms: don’t let the cloud cloud your judgment
    Platforms that were once physical in nature – such as data rooms – are increasingly becoming digitized. The cloud has opened up new frontiers for data storage: It offers large amounts of storage, collaborative file sharing, and…
  • Aug 16

    The perfect union: maximizing post-integration value

    The perfect union: maximizing post-integration value
    As we have discussed in previous posts, the post-closing phase of an M&A deal can be a difficult one, with 30% of integration deals not achieving their revenue goals. Competing organizational structures, technology, and cultures between…
Rank this Week: 1768

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Aug 17

    When the cookie meets the blockchain

    When the cookie meets the blockchain
    Cryptocurrencies are portrayed as a more anonymous and less traceable method of payment than credit cards. So if you shop online and pay with Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency, how much privacy do you have? In a new paper, we show just how…
  • Aug 8

    Getting serious about research ethics in computer science

    Getting serious about research ethics in computer science
    Digital technology mediates our public and private lives. That makes computer science a powerful discipline, but it also means that ethical considerations are essential in the development of these technologies. Not all new developments may be…
  • Jul 24

    Design Ethics for Gender-Based Violence and Safety Technologie

    Design Ethics for Gender-Based Violence and Safety Technologie
    Authored (and organized) by Kate Sim and Ben Zevenbergen. Digital technologies are increasingly proposed as innovative solution to the problems and threats faced by vulnerable groups such as children, women, and LGBTQ people. However, there…
Rank this Week: 599

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    TTAB Test: Is BON BON & Design Confusable With BON O BON for Candy?

    TTAB Test: Is BON BON &amp; Design Confusable With BON O BON for Candy?
    Arcor S.A.I.C. opposed an application to register the mark BON BON in the design form shown below, for "Confectionery made of sugar, namely, candy, sweets, caramels" [BON BON disclaimed] in view of its registered mark BON O BON in standard…
  • Aug 16

    GOLDEN DOODLE Merely Descriptive of Retail Gifts Shops, Says TTAB

    GOLDEN DOODLE Merely Descriptive of Retail Gifts Shops, Says TTAB
    In a six-page opinion, the Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(1) refusal of GOLDEN DOODLE, finding the proposed mark merely descriptive of "On-line retail gift shops; On-line retail store services featuring apparel and accessories; Retail store…
  • Aug 15

    TTAB Rejects Shape of Printed Label as a Phantom Mark

    TTAB Rejects Shape of Printed Label as a Phantom Mark
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register, on the Supplemental Register, the product configuration mark shown below, for "printed paper labels; paper identification tags; printed paper labels; adhesive labels; paper die cut shapes; paper…
Rank this Week: 591

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 17

    Democracy Unchained

    Democracy Unchained
    K. Sabeel Rahman, Private Power, Public Values: Regulating Social Infrastructure in a Changing Economy, 39 Cardozo L. Rev. 5 (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN. Frank Pasquale In the mid-2000s, digital activists spearheaded the…
  • Aug 16

    The Discreet Charm of Conveyancing on the Blockchain

    The Discreet Charm of Conveyancing on the Blockchain
    Jeanne L. Schroeder, Bitcoin and the Uniform Commercial Code, 24 U. Miami Bus. L. Rev. 1 (2016). Anna Gelpern When Adam Levitin and I taught The Law of Money seminar a year ago, not one student chose to write about bitcoin. We congratulated…
  • Aug 15

    What Abbasi Should Have Said

    What Abbasi Should Have Said
    James E. Pfander, Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror (2017). Steve Vladeck It is a common rhetorical trope among far too many federal judges (including Supreme Court Justices) that legal scholarship is of diminishing utility to…
Rank this Week: 4482

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

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

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Aug 16

    The Most Difficult Definition: Considerations for Defining “Genetically Modified Organism&quot;

    The Most Difficult Definition: Considerations for Defining &ldquo;Genetically Modified Organism&amp;quot;
    Post By Caitlin M Andersen A patent applicant is free to act as their own lexicographer in drafting an application and may define terms as they see fit. Should a word not be defined explicitly in the application, the Patent Office will…
  • Aug 8

    Domain Name Disputes: A UDRP Primer

    Domain Name Disputes: A UDRP Primer
    Post By Brandon Clark Has someone registered a domain that is identical or strikingly similar to your brand name or trademark? What rights do you have and what legal remedies are available if you or your company find yourself in a dispute…
  • Aug 1

    What's In A Name?

    What's In A Name?
    Post By Blog Staff Theresa Earnhardt, widow to professional race car driver Dale Earnhardt and step-mother to Kerry Earnhardt, appealed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s decision that her stepson’s mark, EARNHARDT…
Rank this Week: 1083