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Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 29

    Plaid Technologies Inc. v. Yodlee, Inc. (PTAB 2016)

    Plaid Technologies Inc. v. Yodlee, Inc. (PTAB 2016)
    CBM Petition Denied for Patent Lacking Financial Product or Financial Activity in the Claims By Joseph Herndon -- In a recent decision, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) denied the institution of a covered business method (CBM) patent…
  • Sep 28

    BMC Software, Inc. v. zIT Consulting GmbH (PTAB 2016)

    BMC Software, Inc. v. zIT Consulting GmbH (PTAB 2016)
    CBM Patent Review Denied for Claims Lacking Financial Subject Matter By Joseph Herndon -- The PTAB denied institution of a covered business method (CBM) patent review in a case between BMC Software Inc. (Petitioner) v. zIT Consulting GmbH…
  • Sep 27

    PTAB Life Sciences Report

    PTAB Life Sciences Report
    By John Cravero and Richard Martin -- About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each week we will report on recent developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Medtronic Xomed, Inc. v. Neurovision Medical Products, Inc. PTAB Petition:…
Rank this Week: 103

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Sep 29

    In re Tam – Simon Tam’s Response to the PTO’s Petition for a Writ of Certiorari and grant of cert new

    In re Tam – Simon Tam’s Response to the PTO’s Petition for a Writ of Certiorari and grant of cert new
    The Supreme Court granted the PTO’s request for cert in In re Tam (the “Slants case”).  Here’s a good summary of the case and our position by our co-counsel, Eugene Volokh.  Below is the Supreme Court…
  • Sep 27

    Free “legal” advice — pro bono, that i

    Free “legal” advice — pro bono, that i
    What do you know?  No one can own “pro bono” — regardless of how it’s spelled.  John Welch: The USPTO refused registration of the mark PROBOKNOW, in standard character form, deeming it merely descriptive of…
  • Sep 16

    Mooning off into the sunset

    Mooning off into the sunset
    Originally posted 2010-10-12 18:56:07. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe lawsuit by the Naked Cowboy against candymaker Mars has been settled. Terms are undisclosed, the filing of a stipulation of dismissal with prejudice a sorry fig leaf…
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Sep 29

    The Effect of DNS on Tor’s Anonymity

    The Effect of DNS on Tor’s Anonymity
    This blog post is joint work with Benjamin Greschbach, Tobias Pulls, Laura M. Roberts, and Nick Feamster. Counting almost two million daily users and 7,000 relays, the Tor network is the largest anonymity network operating today. The Tor…
  • Sep 29

    My testimony before the House Subcommittee on IT

    My testimony before the House Subcommittee on IT
    I was invited to testify yesterday before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Information Technology, at a hearing entitled “Cybersecurity: Ensuring the Integrity of the Ballot Box.”  My written testimony is…
  • Sep 28

    Are you really anonymous online?

    Are you really anonymous online?
    As you browse the internet, online advertisers track nearly every site you visit, amassing a trove of information on your habits and preferences. When you visit a news site, they might see you’re a fan of basketball, opera and mystery…
Rank this Week: 114

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/
  • Oct 1

    How I Discovered Strong Patents Are Critical for America

    How I Discovered Strong Patents Are Critical for America
    Over the past 25 years, I have patented innovations relating to digital watermarking, content recognition, deep packet inspection, rights management, and related technologies. Today digital watermarking is found on billions of files moving…
  • Oct 1

    FAA’s new rule allows somewhat larger degree of commercial drone use

    FAA’s new rule allows somewhat larger degree of commercial drone use
    The latest regulatory development at the FAA concerning UAVs is the issue of a new rule regarding small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) which went into effect August 29th. The new rule, known as Part 107, allow for the transportation of…
  • Oct 1

    USPTO Announces Patents for Humanity Winner

    USPTO Announces Patents for Humanity Winner
    USPTO is giving four awards and two honorable mentions in the 2016 Patents for Humanity awards. Award recipients receive public recognition at an award ceremony arranged by the USPTO. They also receive a certificate to accelerate certain…
Rank this Week: 333

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    The CAFC discusses discovery issues in Drone v. Parrot

    The CAFC discusses discovery issues in Drone v. Parrot
    The argument of appellant ParrotParrot raises three issues on appeal. First, it contendsthat Drone did not have standing to sue and that,therefore, the district court should have dismissed Drone’ssuit for lack of jurisdiction. Second,…
  • Sep 25

    September 25, 2016: Last Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Jane Pauley named replacement.

    September 25, 2016: Last Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Jane Pauley named replacement.
    The beginning of the special episode Celebrating Charlie included a sun with a bowtie. A different edition of Sunday morning. Last day of hosting. Black suit, white shirt. First up, Rita Braver tells Charlie: Relax. Almost fifty years…
  • Sep 23

    Nature discusses recent events in the CRISPR patent battle

    Nature discusses recent events in the CRISPR patent battle
    Obviousness in patent law is measured relevant to a person having ordinary skill in the art (sometimes designated PHOSITA). The CRISPR patent battles will, in part, turn on the level of skill.Nature wrote of the Doudna (Berkeley) vs. Zhang…
Rank this Week: 348

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Sep 30

    So I Quit My Job. Here’s Why.

    So I Quit My Job. Here’s Why.
    I quit my job at Watermark.  As of Friday, 7 October 2016, I will no longer be working as a patent attorney, at least for the immediately foreseeable future.  I have no new job to go to, and I genuinely have no idea what I am going…
  • Sep 17

    Does Australia Have a (US-Style) Two-Step Test for Patent-Eligibility?

    Does Australia Have a (US-Style) Two-Step Test for Patent-Eligibility?
    In its Mayo/Myriad/Alice series of cases, the US Supreme Court has established a two-step test in order to determine whether a claimed invention defines patent-eligible subject matter or not.  In the first step, the claims are examined…
  • Sep 11

    Recombinant DNA Technology and Extensions of Patent Term – ‘Swiss-Style’ Claims Continue to Confuse

    Recombinant DNA Technology and Extensions of Patent Term – ‘Swiss-Style’ Claims Continue to Confuse
    A recent decision by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of Australia has addressed the question of whether a patent directed to a second or subsequent medical use of a known pharmaceutical substance can be eligible for an extension of term,…
Rank this Week: 147

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Sep 30

    LawLawLaw #41 – Top 10 Technology, Law, Baseball, and Music Blog

    LawLawLaw #41 – Top 10 Technology, Law, Baseball, and Music Blog
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. I was talking to somebody today (somebody whom I thought knew me pretty well) who, as it turns out, didn’t know that I’ve been in a Boston rock cover band since 2005. I also…
  • Sep 30

    The Who, What, Where, When, Why, And How Of Trademark

    The Who, What, Where, When, Why, And How Of Trademark
    Trademark law in plain English. Part 1: Trademark Law 101 The reporter questions: who, what, where, when, why, how. But not in that order. Why File Trademarks? Purpose. The purpose of a trademark is to identify products and services with…
  • Sep 20

    MLB Manager-Of-The-Year Predictions #FireFarrell

    MLB Manager-Of-The-Year Predictions #FireFarrell
    MLB lacks good stats on managers.  The best we have is XWL (expected wins-loss), which compares what each team’s win-loss record should be, based on runs scored, to its actual record.  A good manager exceeds XWL, a poor…
Rank this Week: 304

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: 209

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    The IPKat team news: new arrivals and farewell

    The IPKat team news: new arrivals and farewell
    The IPKat is getting his teeth into the new seasonFall is a season of new school supplies, a new court term and new challenges ahead.  The IPKat is also embracing new chapters this season with some exciting announcements.GuestKatsThe…
  • Sep 29

    Brexit - who has the power to change UK law?

    Brexit - who has the power to change UK law?
    There are two kinds of general European Union laws. EU Regulations are directly effective in all member states.  In the UK, this is recognised by Section 2(1) of the European Communities Act 1972, which provides that:All such rights,…
  • Sep 29

    Book review: Computer Crimes and Digital Investigation

    Book review: Computer Crimes and Digital Investigation
    Would-be computer criminals be warned, the law is slowly but surely catching up with you.  In Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations, 2nd edition, Ian Walden provides an updated version of his 2007 treatise on legal aspect of…
Rank this Week: 212

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

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

    Une astreinte, c’est quoi? The Ninth Circuit has an answer

    Une astreinte, c’est quoi? The Ninth Circuit has an answer
    On September 26, 2016, the Ninth Circuit held that courts have the right under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 44.1 on determining Foreign Law to consider foreign legal materials at the pleading stage, including expert testimony and…
  • Sep 27

    A wonderful future for EU copyright ... or not? An event reminder

    A wonderful future for EU copyright ... or not? An event reminder
    What happens when copyright enthusiasts meetAs reported by this blog a few days ago, further to the release by the EU Commission of its new copyright package, I am organising two new events to discuss the relevant implications for our…
  • Sep 26

    Ladies [and Gentlemen] Now Let’s Get [IP] [“INFORMATION”]

    Ladies [and Gentlemen] Now Let’s Get [IP] [“INFORMATION”]
    Matthew Fulks, an independent filmmaker, had filed a copyright infringement suit against Beyoncé on June 8, 2016, claiming that the trailer (the Trailer) for her “Lemonade” movie (the Movie), which accompanied the April…
Rank this Week: 266

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Sep 30

    Enforceability of Foreign Law More Complex Than Mere Translation

    Enforceability of Foreign Law More Complex Than Mere Translation
    Yves Sicre de Fontbrune owns the copyright in the Zervos Catalog, considered a complete photographic catalog of Pablo Picasso’s artworks and containing more than 16,000 photographs. De Fontbrune successfully sued American art editor…
  • Sep 23

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Defeats Maze of Copyright Preemption Claim

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Defeats Maze of Copyright Preemption Claim
    GlobeRanger is a software company that specializes in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.  GlobeRanger RFID solutions focus on inventory management, allowing users to filter, process and store inventory information in real…
  • Sep 16

    PlumbBob Flash Drive Design May Be Protected by Copyright

    PlumbBob Flash Drive Design May Be Protected by Copyright
    Electronic Arts (EA) creates a variety of online games, including The Sims.  The Sims game includes a gem-shaped icon called a “PlumbBob.”  To promote a Collector’s Edition of The Sims, EA contracted with…
Rank this Week: 321

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/
  • Sep 30

    Telling the Middle Class How to Be Middle-Class: Tax Incentives for Saving

    Telling the Middle Class How to Be Middle-Class: Tax Incentives for Saving
    Lisa Philipps, Registered Savings Plans and the Making of Middle Class Canada: Toward a Performative Theory of Tax Policy, 84 Fordham L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Neil H. BuchananAnalyses of tax policy are typically…
  • Sep 29

    Are Corporations Responsible Agents?

    Are Corporations Responsible Agents?
    Benjamin Ewing, The Structure of Tort Law, Revisited: The Problem of Corporate Responsibility, 8 J. Tort Law 1 (2015).Gregory KeatingIn The Structure of Tort Law, Revisited: The Problem of Corporate Responsibility, Benjamin Ewing, a visiting…
  • Sep 28

    Does Compensation Deter Takings? New (and Surprising) Evidence

    Does Compensation Deter Takings? New (and Surprising) Evidence
    Ronit Levine-Schnur & Gideon Parchomovsky, Is the Government Fiscally Blind? An Empirical Examination of the Effect of the Compensation Requirement on Eminent Domain Exercises, 45 J. Legal Stud. (forthcoming 2016), available at Penn…
Rank this Week: 277

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 329

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Sep 28

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Midyear trade results hint at a very positive year for global recorded-music sales All of the world’s major…
  • Sep 14

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. ECJ clarifies the copyright infringement rules concerning hyperlinks The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that…
  • Aug 31

    New issue of Music & Copyright

    New issue of Music & Copyright
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Russia’s royalty collection system heading for a big shake-up Russia’s music royalty collecting segment has…
Rank this Week: 120

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 242

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
  • Sep 16

    Red Dirt IP Digs Up Americana Root

    Red Dirt IP Digs Up Americana Root
    Elizabeth Isaac Dunlap Codding is honored to partner once again with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office to spread the word of the booming creativity abounding in our state. This time we…
  • Sep 9

    Friday Fun – Lightsaber Training/Battle Simulator Patent Application

    Friday Fun – Lightsaber Training/Battle Simulator Patent Application
    Jeremy McKinney This spring, Disney officially broke ground on a 14-acre expansion that includes “Star Wars” themed lands. Among other features, a recently published patent…
  • Sep 1

    Derivations: Wild West of the USPTO

    Derivations: Wild West of the USPTO
    Genni Ellis Derivations came on the patent scene via the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) that was passed by Congress and signed into Law by President Obama on September 16, 2011.1…
Rank this Week: 220

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 206

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Sep 8

    Lindsay Lohan’s Right of publicity lawsuit regarding “Grand Theft Auto V” dismissed

    Lindsay Lohan’s Right of publicity lawsuit regarding “Grand Theft Auto V” dismissed
    Recently a lawsuit brought by Lindsay Lohan against the makers of the “Grand Theft Auto V” video game was dismissed.[1] Lindsay Lohan, along with Karen Gravano of the show “Mob Wives,” each brought lawsuits against the…
  • Sep 5

    Client Spotlight: Stichiz

    Client Spotlight: Stichiz
    As I’ve mentioned in my previous spotlight post, Santucci Priore, P.L. have the privilege to represent a veritable cornucopia of clients. By far and wide, one of our most charming and talented is hip hop artist and femcee, Stichiz.…
  • Sep 1

    The debate over “Patent Trolls” revisited

    The debate over “Patent Trolls” revisited
    The debate regarding what to do about “Patent Trolls” has lately been gaining steam and has been brought to the public attention in various ways. The term “Patent Trolls” usually refers to a person or company that…
Rank this Week: 177

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: 331

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: 239

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jul 29

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"
    Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a…
  • May 13

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"
    Today, as our capacity to prolong life increases, people dispute whether indefinite prolongation could possibly be good. A leading bioethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) has written that we should all want to die at 75! I'll…
  • May 12

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
Rank this Week: 280

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
  • May 9

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question
    A good argument can be made that a given panel of PTAB judges will construe claims in the manner that makes most sense to them, regardless of the legal rubric they are assigned. Indeed, we can draw a direct analogy from the experience…
  • May 9

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge
    Facebook’s mobile advertising numbers were so good that its entire advertising revenue stream surged ahead 57 percent when compared with 2015’s first quarter, up from $3.31 billion to $5.2 billion. Advertising is the major chunk…
  • May 8

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court
    "Patent troll," the term employed by leading newspapers, magazines and online publications to describe how some patents are owned and used, provides a prejudicial impression of patent licensing that unfairly influences attitudes towards…
Rank this Week: 271

A Copyfighter's Musings

A Copyfighter's Musings

Discuss current copyright/internet law issues. By Derek Slater.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/cmusings
  • Apr 25

    Takedown

    Takedown
    These days, I spend most of my work time here. The copyfighting lives on within the family, though.
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
Rank this Week: 225

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Nov 24

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *     On September 17, 2015, Jeff Ireland and Jade Smarda, obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of a local financial services firm in a trade secrets case. *     Jeff Sharkey and…
  • Nov 20

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace
    We use social media all the time. Make it a point during the day to notice how often you see a friend or colleague checking a Facebook update or sending a tweet (or giving you a three-star rating on the new Peeple app).  People are on…
  • Nov 16

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved
    Best Laid Plans. They say the devil is in the details. One might say that is most certainly the case with the recently advanced version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”) that recently passed the U.S. Senate by…
Rank this Week: 339

International Commercial Law Blog

International Commercial Law Blog

Covers international commercial law in the European Union. By M D M Studio Legale.

http://www.internationalcommerciallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 295

Copyright Chronicle

Copyright Chronicle

Covers copyright law and current copyright issues. By Thomas P. Gulick.

http://copyrightchronicle.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    SCOTUS Ruling on Petrella May Have Long-Lasting Effects on Future Copyright Lawsuit

    SCOTUS Ruling on Petrella May Have Long-Lasting Effects on Future Copyright Lawsuit
    The Supreme Court of the United States has taken on two high-profile intellectual property cases, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo and Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, and a lower profile copyright…
  • Sep 18

    BLURRED LINES:  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN…

    BLURRED LINES:  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN FOGERTY V. FANTASY AND HARRISONGS V. BRIGHT TUNES   The recent declaratory judgment lawsuit filed by Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and Clifford Harris, Jr. (collectively “Plaintiffs”)…
  • May 16

    Builder Beware: Copyright Infringement for Architectural Design

    Builder Beware: Copyright Infringement for Architectural Design
    An often overlooked function of the Copyright Act is the protection it provides for architectural works.  Recently, however, the Eastern District of New York was called upon to decide a copyright infringement claim involving…
Rank this Week: 264

Legal Dispatches

Legal Dispatches

By Emiily Maruja Bass.

http://basslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 27

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate
    When legal scholars consider instances over the past 25 years in which the Supreme Court has struck down federal legislation as unconstitutional, two cases come up most frequently: United States v Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995), and United States…
  • Jun 27

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate
    When legal scholars consider instances over the past 25 years in which the Supreme Court has struck down federal legislation as unconstitutional, two cases come up most frequently: United States v Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995), and United States…
  • May 30

    Health Care Reform: Has The Supreme Court Already Embraced The Individual Mandate?

    Health Care Reform: Has The Supreme Court Already Embraced The Individual Mandate?
    Is President Obama’s health-care law dead? Ever since the United States Supreme Court heard arguments about its constitutionality in late March, speculation has been rife that, at a minimum, the Justices will strike down the individual…
Rank this Week: 135

Transnational Law Blog

Transnational Law Blog

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

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

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism

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

    March's Winners and Loser

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

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

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger
    Today, in an interview with Fox News in Beijing, President Obama warned that “the US economy could head into a ‘double-dip recession’ unless urgent steps were taken to rein back America’s mounting level of public debt,” reported the…
Rank this Week: 139

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/
  • Oct 1

    Se renueva el Sistema de Centros Conacyt

    Se renueva el Sistema de Centros Conacyt
    Ciudad de México. 30 de agosto de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).– Con el objetivo de impulsar mayor colaboración en sectores prioritarios para el país, el Sistema de Centros Públicos de…
  • Oct 1

    Lanzamiento de la II Edición del programa talento emprendedor de la Universidad de Granada

    Lanzamiento de la II Edición del programa talento emprendedor de la Universidad de Granada
    LANZAMIENTO DE LA II EDICIÓN DEL PROGRAMA TALENTO EMPRENDEDOR DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA A partir del 25 de octubre comienza la II Edición del Programa Talento Emprendedor de la Universidad de Granada, cuyo objetivo es…
  • Sep 30

    Desafíos y perspectivas de la innovación en México

    Desafíos y perspectivas de la innovación en México
    Guadalajara, Jalisco. 2 de septiembre de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- México cuenta con condiciones para ser un país líder en innovación y desarrollo tecnológico; sin embargo, barreras…
Rank this Week: 4611

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
  • Oct 1

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-09-30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-09-30
    Gripe site ordered to remove names of United Airlines employees from site https://t.co/RLJZpXso6b -> CSA | What's New | Canadian Securities Regulators Publish Update on Cyber Security for Market Participants https://t.co/OMn3bnegty ->…
  • Sep 30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-09-29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-09-29
    Digital censorship: Turkey's request for Twitter to block journalist part of growing trend https://t.co/2qIpYxd1Ba -> 'These predatory open access journals have nothing in them that is credible or authentic' https://t.co/VlYvVHF9b4 ->…
  • Sep 29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-09-28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-09-28
    Ottawa failing to protect law-abiding Canadians from security surveillance, watchdog warns https://t.co/J3gwwU6U6T -> OSC to launch fintech hub to help companies navigate and possibly ‘tailor’ regulatory framework…
Rank this Week: 2420

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Sep 30

    Court Dismisses Human Rights Suit Filed Against Nigerian Copyright Commission

    Court Dismisses Human Rights Suit Filed Against Nigerian Copyright Commission
    October 1, 2016 — The Federal High Court, Lagos presided by Justice Mohammed Idris has struck out a fundamental human rights suit filed against the Nigerian Copyright Commission by one Mr. Oben Chima Okorie, an Alaba…
  • Sep 26

    Trademark Class 44 – Medical and Veterinary Service

    Trademark Class 44 – Medical and Veterinary Service
    September 26, 2016 -- In registering trademarks in Nigeria, you may apply for the mark to be registered under one or more of the 45 classes. Each class represents a distinct class of goods or services. For each... The post…
  • Sep 23

    Reports on Actions against Piracy, Counterfeiting & Substandard Products in Nigeria: April – August 2016

    Reports on Actions against Piracy, Counterfeiting & Substandard Products in Nigeria: April – August 2016
    September 24, 2016 — Every year, NLIPW highlights Reports on actions against piracy, counterfeiting and substandard products in Nigeria, see Reports here, here and here.  Below are highlights from media reports…
Rank this Week: 2502

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
  • Sep 30

    Fair Processes, Better Outcome

    Fair Processes, Better Outcome
    Yesterday we exposed the dangers of Shadow Regulation; the secretive web of backroom agreements between companies that seeks to control our behavior online, often driven by governments as a shortcut and less accountable alternative to…
  • Sep 30

    Stupid Design Patent of the Month: Rectangles on a Screen

    Stupid Design Patent of the Month: Rectangles on a Screen
    On October 11, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the long-running Apple-Samsung litigation. The issue is whether Apple, by virtue of having its designed patents infringed by Samsung, is entitled to all of…
  • Sep 30

    EFF Asks Court to Block U.S. From Prosecuting Security Researcher For Detecting and Publishing Computer Vulnerabilitie

    EFF Asks Court to Block U.S. From Prosecuting Security Researcher For Detecting and Publishing Computer Vulnerabilitie
    DMCA Provision Violates Author’s First Amendment Right to Publish Research About Computer SecurityWashington, D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked a court Thursday for an order that would prevent the government from…
Rank this Week: 2347

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 4918

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 4565

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

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

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Sep 30

    Supreme Court to Hear “Offensive” Trademark Case.

    Supreme Court to Hear “Offensive” Trademark Case.
    Fall is finally here and football season is well underway.  It appears that the clash between free speech and trademark protection is headed to the Super Bowl, but it won’t be the Washington Redskins on the field. The Washington…
  • Sep 2

    Pirates of the Pacific… Northwest

    Pirates of the Pacific… Northwest
    This is the year for territoriality issues in trademark disputes. As we reported previously, Bayer and Belmora have locked horns over the question of whether someone who owns a trademark in Mexico (and does not use the mark in the U.S. or own…
  • Aug 25

    Does One Life Matter?

    Does One Life Matter?
    No.  At least not according to a recent decision rendered earlier this month by three judge panel at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The Applicant, Tres Vidas Organic, Inc., sought to register the following mark for tequila and…
Rank this Week: 1395

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

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

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain
    Gene Quinn: How NOT To Respond To An Office Action PTO Must Apply Phillips Standard When Construing Expired Patents Adam Liptak: Law On Disparaging Trademarks Gets Supreme Court Review Robert Sachs: Bad Science Makes Bad Patent Law-No Science…
  • Sep 29

    Lee v. Tam: Supreme Court Takes on the Slant

    Lee v. Tam: Supreme Court Takes on the Slant
    by Dennis Crouch In its decision in this trademark registration case, the Federal Circuit found the statutory prohibition against registering “disparaging marks” an unconstitutional governmental regulation of speech in…
  • Sep 28

    Supreme Court Patent Cases – September 28 Update

    Supreme Court Patent Cases – September 28 Update
    by Dennis Crouch Cooper v. Lee and Cooper v. Square are both ask the same question: whether 35 U.S.C. §318(b) violates Article III of the United States Constitution, to the extent that it empowers an executive…
Rank this Week: 2218

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
  • Sep 30

    Different Types of Law

    Different Types of Law
    Every person should be aware of the Land’s Law. “There’s no justification for […]
  • Sep 30

    The Importance of Education Law

    The Importance of Education Law
    If you work in other education institution or a college then you may […]
  • Sep 16

    Make it your OWN – Basics of Patenting

    Make it your OWN – Basics of Patenting
    Unlike the drawing in college, below, we’ve specific guidelines and we have to […]
Rank this Week: 4417

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/
  • Sep 30

    Redskins “Offensive” Line May be Tested by Supreme Court

    Redskins “Offensive” Line May be Tested by Supreme Court
    By agreeing to hear “The Slants” case, Court may decide whether USPTO can cancel “Redskins” trademark registrations. [Blogmeister’s Note: To say our blogger, Kevin “The Swami” Goldberg, is opinionated…
  • Sep 27

    Nationwide EAS Test Update: FCC “Recommends” Time Slots for Form Two Filing

    Nationwide EAS Test Update: FCC “Recommends” Time Slots for Form Two Filing
    As we all know, the FCC has been planning the second nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System for months. To monitor how the test goes, the Commission developed a whole new online reporting system – the EAS Test Reporting System…
  • Sep 26

    Nationwide EAS Test Still Set for September 28

    Nationwide EAS Test Still Set for September 28
    Just a quick reminder for all EAS participants. The second-ever nationwide test of the EAS system is still set for Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:20 p.m. (ET). This is a command-performance-all-hands-on-deck gig for all participants, so…
Rank this Week: 3194

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3990

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 821

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Sep 30

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/30/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/30/16
    “Music confounds the machine” — The transcript of T Bone Burnett’s keynote address at the AmericanaFest is a must read. A sample: “Technology does only one thing- it tends toward efficiency. It has no aesthetics.…
  • Sep 23

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/23/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/23/16
    Feds Jump Into High Court’s Apparel Copyright Case — Give me an ‘S’! Give me a ‘G’! This week, the US Solicitor General filed an amicus brief in Star Athletica v Varsity Brands, where the Supreme Court is…
  • Sep 16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/16/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/16/16
    New Librarian of Congress Offers a History Lesson in Her Own Right — This week saw Dr. Carla Hayden sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress. The New York Times profiles Hayden and this historic occassion. Amazon joins set-top…
Rank this Week: 4448

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    TTAB Quarterly Index: July-September 2016

    TTAB Quarterly Index: July-September 2016
    E-mail subscriptions to the TTABlog are available. Just enter your e-mail address in the box on the right to receive a daily update via Feedblitz. You may also follow the blog on Twitter (here). And don't forget to leave your comments! [Note…
  • Sep 30

    Precedential No. 28: Claim Preclusion Inapplicable To Fraud Claim Due To Different Transactional Fact

    Precedential No. 28: Claim Preclusion Inapplicable To Fraud Claim Due To Different Transactional Fact
    The Board entered summary judgment in favor of petitioner on the issue of claim preclusion in this proceeding seeking cancellation of a registration for the mark DANTANNA'S for "steak and seafood restaurant." Respondent contended that…
  • Sep 29

    Precedential No. 27: TTAB Rejects Fraud Claim in QUIRK Cancellation Proceeding

    Precedential No. 27: TTAB Rejects Fraud Claim in QUIRK Cancellation Proceeding
    The Board dismissed a petition for cancellation of registrations for the marks QUIRK and QUIRK AUTO PARK for "automobile dealership" because petitioner failed to prove its claim of fraud on the USPTO. Petitioner asserted that respondent's…
Rank this Week: 1980

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Sep 30

    Damages Expert’s Inability to Precisely Calculate a Factor Goes to Weight, Not Admissibility

    Damages Expert’s Inability to Precisely Calculate a Factor Goes to Weight, Not Admissibility
    Loggerhead Tools, LLC v. Sears Holdings Corp., No. 12-CV-9033, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 20, 2016) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah granted in part defendant Apex’s motion to exclude plaintiff Loggerhead’s damages expert’s…
  • Aug 11

    Patent Plaintiff’s Lawyer Ray Niro Passes Away

    Patent Plaintiff’s Lawyer Ray Niro Passes Away
    Ray Niro passed away Monday at the age of 73 in Italy. Most readers will know Ray Niro as the original patent plaintiff’s lawyer. Ray was bigger than life, as was his reputation — both good and bad depending upon where you view…
  • Jul 25

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Mark Lemely Year in Patent Review

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Mark Lemely Year in Patent Review
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. As usual, Mark Lemely reviewed the last year in patent law at the Federal Circuit. Here are some highlights: 101 jurisprudence 42 cases holding…
Rank this Week: 593

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 1854

Throughout the Universe

Throughout the Universe

Offers perspectives on law for the creative business. By Dane Johnson.

http://www.issbusinesslaw.com
Rank this Week: 1768