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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 24

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    CAFC vacates PTAB decision in In re Taylor Made Golf; PTAB needs to pay attention to Wikipedia

    CAFC vacates PTAB decision in In re Taylor Made Golf; PTAB needs to pay attention to Wikipedia
    The issue on appeal is whether the U.S. Patent andTrademark Office’s (PTO) Patent Trial and Appeals Boarderred in not rejecting on grounds of obviousness claims8, 9, 12, and 13 of U.S. Patent No. 7,344,450 (the ’450 patent). These…
  • Sep 30

    EMD MILLIPORE CORPOR ATION v. ALLPURE TECHNOLOGIES on doctrine of equivalent

    EMD MILLIPORE CORPOR ATION v. ALLPURE TECHNOLOGIES on doctrine of equivalent
    As to the doctrine of equivalents: Even without literal infringe-ment of a certain claim limitation,a patentee may estab-lish infringement under the doctrine ofequivalents if an element of theaccused device “performs substantially…
  • Sep 30

    Tobacco for biofuel?

    Tobacco for biofuel?
    On September 25, 2014, within a post from the California Academy of Sciences titled The Search for More Sustainable Biofuels , there was textHere’s an interesting idea from scientists at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National…
Rank this Week: 36

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 59

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

    IPSC part 5: more copyright
    Third Breakout SessionCopyright and CompetitionCopyright’s Technological InterdependenciesClark AsayTechnological patrons depend on copyright for their motivations.  Copyright is an interdependent part of broader creative systems.…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)
    Second Breakout SessionCopyright Fair UseRaw Materials and Creative WorksAndrew GildenRaw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
Rank this Week: 95

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court Preview -- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. -- The End of Cybor Corp.?

    Supreme Court Preview -- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. -- The End of Cybor Corp.?
    By Andrew Williams -- The Supreme Court will begin its 2014-2015 term next Monday. Last year, the Court heard a record number of patent law cases, at least for recent history. Nevertheless, it is scheduled to hear another one on October 15.…
  • Sep 28

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. v. InnoPharma Licensing LLC et al. 1:14-cv-01225; filed September 24, 2014 in the…
  • Sep 28

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    September 30, 2014 - 2014 Intellectual Property Continuing Legal Education Seminar (DuPont and Widener University School of Law) - Wilmington, DE September 30, 2014 - First Inventor to File America Invents Act Roadshow (U.S. Patent and…
Rank this Week: 106

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 116

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
  • Sep 30

    Why Copyright Owes Much to Mark Twain

    Why Copyright Owes Much to Mark Twain
    On May 7, 1874, Samuel L. Clemens–the American author and humorist known as Mark Twain–wrote to Librarian of Congress Ainsworth Rand Spofford, seeking copyright protection for his pamphlet and its cover design. Twain…
  • Sep 29

    Texas Rules Anti-Upskirting Law Unconstitutional

    Texas Rules Anti-Upskirting Law Unconstitutional
    Here we go again with another attempt at defining photography as a mere technological process. State prosecutor, “Photography is essentially nothing more than making a chemical or electronic record of an arrangement of refracted…
  • Sep 29

    ‘If somebody’s going to profit from this art, copyright may be just the tool for ensuring that that somebody is the artists themselves.’

    ‘If somebody’s going to profit from this art, copyright may be just the tool for ensuring that that somebody is the artists themselves.’
    On the heels of my blog entry on why copyright, applied properly, benefits visual artists, there’s this article in The Atlantic on graffiti artists leveraging their copyrights against large commercial corporations who appropriate their…
Rank this Week: 118

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 and his friends: time for an update

    The IPKat and his friends: time for an update
    Every three months, the IPKat and Merpel give an update of the goings-on both on this weblog and on other IP-flavoured blogs to which members of this blog team also contribute.  This time round, the Kats welcome a large contingent of…
  • Sep 30

    That IPEC book: a review

    That IPEC book: a review
    This review of Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: Practice and Procedure is brought to you by Katfriend, fellow blogger and IP enthusiast Kingsley Egbuonu, who tweets at @KingsleyEgbuonu.Kngsley first became fascinated by…
  • Sep 30

    Trademark Infringement Plaintiff Sees Red (Gold), Defendants Claim Genericne

    Trademark Infringement Plaintiff Sees Red (Gold), Defendants Claim Genericne
    Compatriot, fellow member of the New York Bar, and, last but not least, former Kat, Laetitia Lagarde kindly pointed out to me this very interesting case. Thank you very much Laetitia, as, thanks to you, I keep building my case to be…
Rank this Week: 132

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Sep 24

    THE SLANTS trademark: The CAFC reply brief

    THE SLANTS trademark: The CAFC reply brief
    If you’re following the excitement, you’ve already bookmarked and, presumably, shared with all your friends our initial Federal Circuit brief filed in support of the appeal from the PTO / TTAB’s refusal to register the…
  • Sep 16

    Getting the timing right on copyright registration

    Getting the timing right on copyright registration
    Originally posted 2009-09-10 21:42:19. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMarty Schwimmer: IDEA v PETA (SDNY August 298 2009): Plaintiff, no doubt aware that statutory damages are only available for post-registration copyright infringements…
  • Sep 16

    Defamation nation

    Defamation nation
    Originally posted 2008-11-26 11:48:32. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWe know a little about defamation law, but Adrianos Facchetti appears to be the go-to man in the blogosphere, so from now on, ask him!  He writes the California…
Rank this Week: 129

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • May 23

    Why Startups Should Always Do Patent Searche

    Why Startups Should Always Do Patent Searche
    The USPTO will never require mandatory patent searching. But I can dream. The single biggest thing that the USPTO could do to improve patent quality and reduce the power of patent trolls would be to require patent applicants to do …
  • Apr 1

    How To Regain Your Social Networking Virginity

    How To Regain Your Social Networking Virginity
    Simplifying your life on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other social networks. In 1990, I worked evenings and weekends doing programming for Cayman Systems in Cambridge, MA, both to earn extra money to pay off my college loans and…
  • Mar 26

    Top 10 Reasons Shane Victorino is Worth 22 Seconds of Music

    Top 10 Reasons Shane Victorino is Worth 22 Seconds of Music
    Don’t worry, about a thing, ’cause every little thing, gonna be all right! Remember when the NHL changed rules to require helmets? And it grandfathered the “old school” players? Well, MLB has reduced the time alloted…
Rank this Week: 133

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

    USPTO Breaks New Ground with 300,000 Patents Issued This Fiscal Year

    USPTO Breaks New Ground with 300,000 Patents Issued This Fiscal Year
      Fiscal Year 2014 has just ended for the Federal Government and – as expected – we have a new record number of US patent grants. For the first time, the USPTO has issued more than 300,000 utility patents in one fiscal…
  • Sep 30

    Doctrine of Equivalents: What Elements Are you Narrowing?

    Doctrine of Equivalents: What Elements Are you Narrowing?
    Millipore v. AllPure (Fed. Cir. 2014) Patent cases are incredibly expensive to litigate.  However, in a series of recent cases courts have appeared more willing to dismiss cases on summary judgment or even on the pleadings.…
  • Sep 29

    Patenting Software in the US as compared with Europe

    Patenting Software in the US as compared with Europe
    Guest post by Shubha Ghosh and Erika Ellyne This post compares and contrasts the United States approach to patentable subject after last term’s Alice v CLS decision, with that in the European Union. The bottom line is that the EU…
Rank this Week: 136

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Unobtrusive Manner

    Unobtrusive Manner
    invigorated standard of indefiniteness inaugurated by the Supreme Court in Nautilus v. Biosig. In an unobtrusive manner, the appeals court affirmed invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 112(b), based upon claiming "an unobtrusive manner." …
  • Sep 7

    Abstraction Transaction

    Abstraction Transaction
    In buySAFE v. Google (CAFC 2013-1575), a CAFC panel furthers the Supreme Court rulings of Bilski and Alice in finding that software which effects "a contractual relationship" or "commercial transactions" are not patent-eligible subject…
  • Aug 27

    Not Bingo

    Not Bingo
    Planet Bingo got patents for a computer managing a game of bingo, starting with parent 6,398,646. It assertion against VKGS lasted only until summary judgment, where all claims were found patent ineligible under § 101. Like Alice and…
Rank this Week: 163

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • Jul 15

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement
    The U.S. music sub-publisher of Korean music publishers has filed copyright infringement lawsuits against several karaoke bars in Los Angeles and Korea town. I’m not sure how popular the 80’s glam-metal-hair-band Ratt is in Korean karaoke…
  • Jul 7

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song
    Kendrick Lamar’s hit song “Rigamortus” may be DOA because he is accused of blatantly copying the music from “The Thorn.” Composer, musician, and recording artist Eric S. Reed composed “The Thorn” in 2009 for Willie Jones III’s…
  • Jul 1

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay
    Levi Strauss & Co. has been making jeans forever and owns some of the earliest trademarks registered at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The trademarks at issue involve Levi’s two-horses pulling on a pair of jeans design, one…
Rank this Week: 174

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Sep 3

    IP|Rezension: Rehmann, Designrecht

    IP|Rezension: Rehmann, Designrecht
    Beck veröffentlicht die 2. Auflage des Designrechts-Buchs von Rehmann. Das ist, neun Monate nach dem Gesetz zur Modernisierung des Geschmacksmustergesetzes, allerhöchste Eisenbahn, wenn nicht gar zu spät. Andererseits muss das…
  • Aug 25

    IP|Job: Referendariat in Berlin

    IP|Job: Referendariat in Berlin
    Wir suchen Referendare für unsere Berliner Dependance. Gute Mandate und praxisnaher Einblick in die Arbeit einer IP-Boutique werden gewährleistet. Eine Vorbildung im grünen Bereich ist – neben guten Noten und…
  • Aug 25

    KG Berlin zur Anwendbarkeit der §§ 193 BGB, 222 ZPO im Eilverfahren

    KG Berlin zur Anwendbarkeit der §§ 193 BGB, 222 ZPO im Eilverfahren
    Das LG Berlin nimmt bekanntlich an, dass im Eilverfahren ein zweimonatiges Zuwarten nicht dringlichkeitsschädlich ist. Im vorliegenden Fall war der letzte Tag dieser zwei-Monats-”Frist” ein Sonntag. Die Antragstellerin stellt…
Rank this Week: 187

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 15

    It’s time to bring Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies into the computer science curriculum

    It’s time to bring Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies into the computer science curriculum
    In the privacy technologies grad seminar that I taught last semester, Bitcoin proved to be the most popular topic among students. Two groups did very different and equally interesting final projects on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies; more on…
  • Sep 13

    Google Fights Genericide Claim (and Wins)

    Google Fights Genericide Claim (and Wins)
    Google’s famous trademark in its name has just survived a challenger’s attempt to have it declared generic. In Elliott v. Google, a federal court in Arizona held last week that despite the public’s use of the word…
  • Sep 8

    Security Audit of Safeplug “Tor in a Box”

    Security Audit of Safeplug “Tor in a Box”
    Last month at the FOCI workshop, we presented a security analysis of the Safeplug, a $49 box which promised users “complete security and anonymity” online by sending all of their web traffic through the Tor onion routing network.…
Rank this Week: 199

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Sep 23

    USPTO First To File Roadshow

    USPTO First To File Roadshow
    Via this USPTO webpage: The USPTO will be hosting seven half-day roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). In…
  • Sep 22

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner
    Here are some helpful posts for patent and trademark practitioners on the use of Adobe Acrobat: Acrobat for Legal Professionals Blog (ALPB) on Converting Color PDFs to Greyscale or Black and White. ALPB on Converting Color PDF to Greyscale…
  • Sep 12

    Free/Low Cost IP Statute Supplement

    Free/Low Cost IP Statute Supplement
    It used to be that almost every intellectual property attorney would personally have a printed copy of all of the U.S. patent, trademark and copyright statutes sitting on their desk. Every year, a new edition would be bought to replace the…
Rank this Week: 203

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/
  • Jul 15

    USPTO negó la solicitud del registro del “Touch ID” a Apple

    USPTO negó la solicitud del registro del “Touch ID” a Apple
    La Oficina de Patentes y Marcas de los EE.UU. se ha negado oficialmente la solicitud de marca de Apple para “Touch ID”, basada en el “riesgo de confusión” con una marca similar. Los aspirantes a la marca de…
  • Jul 11

    Monsanto trata de patentar semilla de tomate resistente a enfermedad

    Monsanto trata de patentar semilla de tomate resistente a enfermedad
    En un intento atroz de patentar una nueva semilla, Monsanto una proveedora de productos químicos para la agricultura, en su mayoría herbicidas, insecticidas y transgénicos ha recurrido al fraude para tratar de…
  • Jul 11

    Los trolls intervinieron en dos tercios de los casos de infracciones de patente

    Los trolls intervinieron en dos tercios de los casos de infracciones de patente
    El número de casos presentados y concesiones de patentes alcanzó un máximo histórico en 2013,  los trolls de patentes que representan dos tercios de los casos de infracción , un aumento…
Rank this Week: 201

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    T826/11 : essais comparatif

    T826/11 : essais comparatif
    Selon la Titulaire, le problème technique objectif résolu par la composition cosmétique revendiquée consistait en l’obtention de meilleures propriétés en terme de démêlage,…
  • Sep 25

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Conseil en propriété industrielle/Ingénieur brevet confirmé  Notre cabinet ALCANDRE est mandaté par notre client, l’un des plus grands cabinets de conseils en propriété industrielle…
  • Sep 23

    T1729/06 : pastèques sans pépin

    T1729/06 : pastèques sans pépin
    La demande, qui portait sur une méthode de production de pastèques sans pépins par pollinisation de plants de pastèques triploïdes par le pollen d'une pastèque diploïde particulière, avait…
Rank this Week: 225

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: July - September 2014

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: July - September 2014
    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 29

    Precedential No. 38: TTAB Deems "BEAUTV" Use-Based Application Void Ab Initio Due To Non-Use

    Precedential No. 38: TTAB Deems "BEAUTV" Use-Based Application Void Ab Initio Due To Non-Use
    The Board sustained, on two grounds, an opposition to registration of the mark BeauTV, in standard character form, for "providing information about beauty." It declared the application void ab initio because pro se Applicant Bonnie Tseng…
  • Sep 26

    Overflow Seats Available: TTAB Comes to Boston: October 3rd

    Overflow Seats Available: TTAB Comes to Boston: October 3rd
    There are some seats still available in the overflow room (video) for the TTAB hearing and morning TM session. Law School students admitted free! On Friday, October 3rd, the USPTO's Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) and Patent Trial…
Rank this Week: 238

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Provides insight and analysis on patent law, patent portfolio management and patent litigation in the fields of electronics, software and computers. By Peter Zura.

http://271patent.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 250

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

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

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

    Stop Saying It’s a 7-day Holiday!

    Stop Saying It’s a 7-day Holiday!
    You’ve heard me complain about China’s holiday schedule before. We all do it, at least twice a year, but it does bear repeating. Why? Two reasons: 1) anything that is misleading or incorrect should be fixed; and 2) it pisses me…
  • Sep 30

    Baker & McKenzie: New Compliance and Disclosur…

    Baker & McKenzie: New Compliance and Disclosur…
    Baker & McKenzie: New Compliance and Disclosure Requirements for Your China Subsidiaries bit.ly/1wTohqF – summary of 2014 changes © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Sep 29

    A Look at Just How Much China’s Housing Downturn C…

    A Look at Just How Much China’s Housing Downturn C…
    A Look at Just How Much China’s Housing Downturn Could Hurt GDP – China Real Time Report – WSJ on.wsj.com/ZmpAUf © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 251

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
  • Jun 5

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"
    Professor Brown-Nagin's talk examines the legacy of The Honorable Constance Baker Motley—and break new ground in the study of civil rights, women's rights, and the legal profession. A protégée of Thurgood Marshall, Motley…
  • Jun 3

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"
    In a naïve model of judging, Congress writes statutes, which courts know about and then slavishly apply. But a Chicago lawyer might doubt this model, believing judges are maximizing something other than compliance with the law. In this…
  • May 29

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer
    Professor Todd Henderson leads an engaging discussion with Yammer Founder and CEO, David Sacks. David has been involved in the Internet space more than 10 years as an entrepreneur, executive and investor, starting with PayPal in 1999. He…
Rank this Week: 259

Video Game Law Blog

Video Game Law Blog

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

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

    WOW!

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

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced

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

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

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship
    On Tuesday February 11, 2014, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the Canadian federal budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The budget proposes to provide an additional $40 million over four years to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator…
Rank this Week: 261

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: 265

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...
    "Suzy" asks: If I look on uspto.gov and see that there is a company already trademarked under a name similiar to my company's name will my trademarked registration be denied?   My response:  
  • Nov 21

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?
    Before beginning to draft the patent application there is one step you must take to make sure you get MAXIMUM protection for your idea (and to make sure no one gets around it). And that step is establishing the hook. Allow me to explain what…
  • Nov 18

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
Rank this Week: 268

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Sep 30

    Cross Motions for Partial Summary Judgment in Employment Case Granted in Part

    Cross Motions for Partial Summary Judgment in Employment Case Granted in Part
    Metzler v. XPO Logistics, Inc., 4:13-CV-278 (9/25/14) Judge: Amos Mazzant Holding: Cross Motions for Partial Summary Judgment Granted in Part This is a case about an employment relationship that apparently went very, very wrong. After…
  • Sep 30

    Motion to Dismiss Civil Rights Action Granted

    Motion to Dismiss Civil Rights Action Granted
    Robinett v. Gernale, 1:12cv489 (9/25/14) Judge: Thad Heartfield / Zack Hawthorn Holding: Motion to Dismiss Granted Meanwhile, across the hall, and around the corner from Judge Crone in the Beaumont courthouse, Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn…
  • Sep 30

    Defendant's Motions for Summary Judgment Granted in Part in Race Discrimination Case

    Defendant's Motions for Summary Judgment Granted in Part in Race Discrimination Case
    Brooks v. Firestone Polymers, LLC, 1:12-CV-325 (9/24/14) Judge: Marcia Crone Holding: Defendant's Motions for Summary Judgment Granted in Part This is a civil rights case in which eight plaintiffs allege that they were discriminated against…
Rank this Week: 288

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case
    In UMG Escape Media, the Court has granted summary judgment finding the individual defendants to be liable for copyright infringement. September 29, 2014, decision granting summary judgment against individual defendants Ray Beckerman, P.C.
  • Sep 29

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, the Judge has denied individual defendant Michael Robertson's motion for a new trial, but reduced the punitive damages award on the state law claims for pre-1972 recordings. September 29, 2014, Decision,…
  • Jun 13

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust
    In Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, the US Court of Appeals has ruled that scanning whole books for research purposes is fair use. In HathiTrust, a group of universities took digital scans prepared by Google and stored them in a "digital…
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Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
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Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Sep 29

    The Hammelburg Story

    The Hammelburg Story
    This story is showing in German right now at the website of Hans-Josef Fell, the former Green member of Parliament who was one of the author of the German feed-in tariff. It is about the experience of the small town of Hammelburg. It has a…
  • Sep 28

    Book Review: Star’s Reach, by John Michael Greer

    Book Review: Star’s Reach, by John Michael Greer
    Link to Kindle version. This is one of the best global warming fiction books I have read. It is set in what is left of the United States a couple of hundred years in the future. All the fossil fuel is burnt, all the ice is gone, sea levels…
  • Sep 27

    New “Power to Gas” Technology

    New “Power to Gas” Technology
    The way to go for large-scale storage of renewable electricity is “power to gas“, which means making hydrogen from water. Germany can store up to 200 TWh with the existing gas infrastructure, much more than the around 30 TWh…
Rank this Week: 301

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Coca-Cola’s Significant Interest in Zero Mark

    Coca-Cola’s Significant Interest in Zero Mark
    Coca-Cola just announced it is introducing Coke Zero in India, which will make it the sub-brand’s 149th market in the world, a truly remarkable reach. As the popular Coke Zero brand is approaching its tenth anniversary in the U.S., it…
  • Sep 29

    Show More Value, or Lose The Sale

    Show More Value, or Lose The Sale
    — Neil F. Anderson, Founder & President, The Courage Group, Inc. Now days, it’s tough for any business, regardless of size, to successfully compete and win new business. The days of signing up new clients or customers with…
  • Sep 26

    Googling Doesn’t Break Google Trademark

    Googling Doesn’t Break Google Trademark
    Our friend Professor Eric Goldman, over at his Technology and Marketing Law Blog, reported earlier this week that the Google trademark has survived a genericness attack by a fellow named David Elliot. Here is a link to Mr. Elliot’s…
Rank this Week: 314

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 338

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Aug 10

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use
    Before a trademark can be registered, it has to be used. There’s one exception to that — if a mark is registered in a foreign country, it can be registered in the States without having been used here. But even then, the…
  • Jun 27

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic
    No question, the PTO got it right. The PTO’s administrative law branch, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, finally decided the REDSKINS trademark is too offensive to continue to justify the expanded rights that stem from…
  • Jun 1

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea
    During Washington’s last legislative session, Olympia considered taxing marijuana trademarks. It’s a bad idea. But first, a little background on the bill. If passed, House Bill 1976, would have levied a “tax of three…
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Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 337

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Sep 29

    What To Do If You Get a Demand Letter

    What To Do If You Get a Demand Letter
    What is a demand letter? Am I legally obligated to respond? A demand letter is correspondence that states that you are potentially infringing the claims of a patent and requesting that you pay for a license to use the patented invention. You…
  • Sep 26

    Patenting Your Invention

    Patenting Your Invention
    What can be patented? Utility patents are available for a new, nonobvious and useful: • Process, • Machine, • Article of manufacture, • Composition of matter, or • Improvement of any of the above Patent…
  • Sep 25

    About Patent

    About Patent
    What is a patent?A patent is an intellectual property right granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") that gives a patent owner the right "to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention…
Rank this Week: 346

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/
  • Oct 11

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?
    By: Andriana Chryssikos High fashion luxury labels have found themselves to be stuck somewhere in between our youth culture’s fashion craze: streetwear parodies of well-known luxury labels, and a trademark infringement lawsuit. …
  • Oct 9

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing
    By: Sandra Stanfield Fashion companies utilize a mechanism called licensing to expand the brand and also increase revenue via royalties. So what exactly is licensing? Licensing is the process of “renting” a fashion company’s…
  • Oct 7

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing
    Written By: Tracy Weintstein Technology, technology, technology. It is all we hear and read about, and whether we like it or not, technology is rapidly altering the world around us. Some are completely intrigued by it and some begrudgingly…
Rank this Week: 362

Delaware IP Law Blog

Delaware IP Law Blog

Covers case analysis and commentary on intellectual property law. Published by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareiplaw.com/
  • Jun 18

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent
    Judge Andrews has issued his memorandum opinion construing disputed terms of four patents related to logic and memory circuits for integration into high density integrated circuit chips. In 2011, the plaintiffs, HSM Portfolio and Technology…
  • Jun 18

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure
    On Wednesday, June 18, Judge Leonard P. Stark published a new form scheduling order on the District of Delaware web site for non-ANDA patent cases, as well as a new form pre-trial order for patent cases, a new set of...
  • Jun 16

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim
    Judge Richard G. Andrews recently granted plaintiff St. Jude's motion to dismiss defendant Volcano Corp.'s inequitable conduct counterclaim and affirmative defense. St. Jude Medical v. Volcano Corp., C.A. No. 12-441-RGA (D. Del. June 11,…
Rank this Week: 365

Orange Book Blog

Orange Book Blog

Covers patent and FDA law, including authorized generics, biogenerics, Hatch-Waxman litigation and Orange Book patent listing/delisting. By Aaron F. Barkoff.

http://www.orangebookblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    ACI "Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium," Chicago, September 30-October 1

    ACI "Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium," Chicago, September 30-October 1
    ACI's "Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium" returns to Chicago next week, September 30 to October 1. According to ACI, this is an "advanced forum for brand name and generic counsel on the intricacies of Hatch-Waxman litigation." The agenda…
  • Aug 10

    Federal Circuit Revives Mutual's Antitrust Counterclaims Arising From Temazepam ANDA Litigation

    Federal Circuit Revives Mutual's Antitrust Counterclaims Arising From Temazepam ANDA Litigation
    Tyco Healthcare Group et al. v. Mutual Pharm. et al., No. 2013-1386 (Fed. Cir.) by Aaron F. Barkoff In 2006, Mutual filed an ANDA for a generic version of Restoril (temazepam), including a paragraph IV certification to Tyco's U.S. Patent...
  • Jul 10

    ACI "Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law" Conference, Boston, MA, July 28-29

    ACI "Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law" Conference, Boston, MA, July 28-29
    We are proud that McAndrews Shareholder Nabeela Rasheed will be one of the featured speakers at American Conference Institute's inaugural "Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law" conference in Boston, July 28-29. Dr. Rasheed will be speaking on…
Rank this Week: 368

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
  • Sep 26

    Opportunistic Registrations of Domain Name

    Opportunistic Registrations of Domain Name
    This article, “Opportunist Registrations of Domain Names: What Is Going On, and What Tools Are Available for Trademark Owners,” appears in Bright Ideas, a publication of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State…
  • Sep 22

    Dictionary Words, Compounds, Phrases and Acronym

    Dictionary Words, Compounds, Phrases and Acronym
    Trademark dictionary words, compounds, phrases and acronyms (or strings of arbitrary letters complainants claim as trademarks) are regularly contested in UDRP proceedings. The registry of trademarks includes numerous dictionary words used…
  • Sep 19

    Awarding Punitive Damages in Arbitral Dispute

    Awarding Punitive Damages in Arbitral Dispute
    Awarding punitive damages in arbitral disputes may be available as a remedy but the question is, Who gets to decide? There have been a number of cases recently in New York addressing who determines, court or arbitrator, particular issues. The…
Rank this Week: 397

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 416

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Sep 8

    7 questions avoid business tax penaltie

    7 questions avoid business tax penaltie
    The Australian Tax Office’s raids last month on 170 businesses in Chinatown were against suspected black market businesses. The Tax Office has the resources to check if raided businesses have been paying their share of tax. Tax Office…
  • Aug 14

    Q&A on why we love coming to work

    Q&A on why we love coming to work
    For its Smalltalk newsletter the Law Society of New South Wales this month asked Noric Dilanchian eight questions. Answering them involved introspection, and an opportunity to profile why we collectively love working for clients in our…
  • Jul 9

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative
    Backgrounder, guide and checklist for crowdfunding from an Australian perspective. It ends with a list of 14 crowdfunding sites worldwide. Our related articles are Australian crowdfunding law, current and proposed and Start-up funding…
Rank this Week: 438

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: 446

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/
  • Sep 22

    LA CREMA v CREME SOLAIRE, for wine

    LA CREMA v CREME SOLAIRE, for wine
    la crema v creme solaire.pdf
  • Sep 22

    BLUE CATS TRIPPIN v PABST BLUE RIBBON

    BLUE CATS TRIPPIN v PABST BLUE RIBBON
    The demand letter from the owners of the PABST mark was sent September 12. VIP Products, maker of chew toys for dogs which parody well-known trademarks, filed the declaratory judgment action on September 19. I have blogged about a previous DJ…
  • Sep 20

    Several Recent District Court Decision

    Several Recent District Court Decision
    That name again is Dr Numb: How to plead a prima facie case for a variety of trademark causes in the CD Cal http://t.co/HTsV1v3R1P — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) September 20, 2014 Colorado unfair comp: Pltf didn't allege GoPro copied…
Rank this Week: 455

Philip Brooks' Patent Infringement…

Philip Brooks' Patent Infringement Updates

Covers cases, verdicts and tools for patent infringement investigation, case management and damages.

http://www.infringementupdates.com/
  • Mar 14

    Pilot Patent Case Program May Bring More Litigation to Western PA

    Pilot Patent Case Program May Bring More Litigation to Western PA
    The following is excerpted from a March 12, 2012 Business Workshop article by David Oberdick published at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
  • Mar 5

    Cast Vote Today for Medical Research - Halfway to March 18 Goal!

    Cast Vote Today for Medical Research - Halfway to March 18 Goal!
    The following is excerpted from an article posted at The Wistar Institute: My name is Scott Hensley, Ph.D., and I’m an assistant professor here at The Wistar Institute. Like most academic biomedical researchers, I rely on grants from the…
  • Jan 19

    Reasonable Royalty Damages: A Return to the Root

    Reasonable Royalty Damages: A Return to the Root
    The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education are sponsoring the above-titled live webinar on Tuesday, February 14, 2012:
Rank this Week: 460

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

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce
    Martin H. Redish & Jennifer Aronoff, The Real Constitutional Problem with State Judicial Selection: Due Process, Judicial Retention, and the Dangers of Popular Constitutionalism, Wm. & Mary L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014), available at…
  • Sep 29

    Corporate Privacy

    Corporate Privacy
    Elizabeth Pollman, A Corporate Right to Privacy, 99 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014) available at SSRN.Tom C.W. LinProfessor Elizabeth Pollman explores the validity and scope of a constitutional right to privacy for corporations in a…
  • Sep 26

    Dispersing Judicial Power

    Dispersing Judicial Power
    Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., The Unitary Executive and the Plural Judiciary: On the Potential Virtues of Decentralized Judicial Power, 89 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1021 (2014).Charles ShanorWhy does our republic accept judgments invalidating…
Rank this Week: 500

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
  • Sep 30

    The Patent Drafting Disclosure Revolution: Don’t Ask Alice

    The Patent Drafting Disclosure Revolution: Don’t Ask Alice
    No question exists that patent eligibility under Section 101 has been, and remains, the most active question in patent law. Watching the rapid flow of cases back and forth between the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court exceeds the…
  • Sep 29

    Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology

    Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology
    Twitter is a perfect case study to demonstrate just how important patents, particularly software patents, are to a start-up company that has aspirations of going public... In repeated filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission since…
  • Sep 29

    Doing Business in China: A Legal and Commercial Review

    Doing Business in China: A Legal and Commercial Review
    On Friday, October 3, 2014, the University of Toledo College of Law will host a one-day seminar titled "Doing Business in China." One of the goals of Doing Business in China is to refute myths regarding intellectual property protection in…
Rank this Week: 509