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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    CAFC discusses inherent anticipation in ParkerVision/Qualcomm case

    CAFC discusses inherent anticipation in ParkerVision/Qualcomm case
    Of the matter of inherent anticipation:Only one claim limitation is in dispute here: “performinga plurality of charging and discharging cycles of thefirst and second capacitors to generate first and seconddown-converted information…
  • Jul 31

    Newegg wins on "prevailing party" issue at CAFC

    Newegg wins on "prevailing party" issue at CAFC
    The CAFC analyzed "prevailing party" in Pragmatus v. Newegg :To the extent the district court interprets our precedentsto require a prevailing party to have won a disputeor benefitted from a substantive court decision, the districtcourt is…
  • Jul 31

    CAFC reverses WDNC in Blue Ridge case; synecdoche not inherently ambiguou

    CAFC reverses WDNC in Blue Ridge case; synecdoche not inherently ambiguou
    There was a claim construction issue in SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA DE ELECTROMEDICINA YCALIDAD, S.A. v. Blue Ridge ; Phillips was cited:Claim terms are generally given “the meaning thatthe term would have to a person of ordinary skill in theart…
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Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jul 17

    17 Seconds #14

    17 Seconds #14
    Useful & quick. Some prospective clients are hesitant to share details with Clocktower before they “hire” us. I put “hire” in quotes because we have to screen every prospective client for conflicts – and make…
  • Jul 16

    A Modest Proposal For The Second Half Of The 2015 Red Sox Season: Start Wade Miley

    A Modest Proposal For The Second Half Of The 2015 Red Sox Season: Start Wade Miley
    And trade Clay. I coached youth baseball (Little League plus Babe Ruth) for ten years. My final year coaching, I took our underdog team to the second round of the playoffs, against the odds. (We were predicted not to make the playoffs.) We…
  • Jun 30

    Richard Mullen (AKA Mr. Mullen), Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS) Teacher Extraordinaire

    Richard Mullen (AKA Mr. Mullen), Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS) Teacher Extraordinaire
    Teaching at CEHS (including English, theatre, and speech & debate) 1976-Present. My most beloved teachers and mentors were those who challenged me. Junior year at Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS), 1982-1983, I was challenged by Richard…
Rank this Week: 71

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Octane Fitness Clarified the Standard for Attorney’s Fee Award, but Has Really Anything Changed?

    Octane Fitness Clarified the Standard for Attorney’s Fee Award, but Has Really Anything Changed?
    It’s no secret, lawsuits can be expensive. That’s why parties frequently consider the availability of recovering attorney’s fees when deciding whether to pursue (or defend) a lawsuit. While attorney’s fees have been…
  • Jul 30

    Beme, or BeHBO / BeShowtime / BePayPerView?

    Beme, or BeHBO / BeShowtime / BePayPerView?
    It has been a tumultuous year for copyright owners. The old cliche is “if you love something, set it free,” but it seems plenty of third parties are happy to take on that task when it comes to copyrighted content. Now that…
  • Jul 29

    Effective Enforcement Strategies – Letters of Protest

    Effective Enforcement Strategies – Letters of Protest
    A letter of protest is an informal procedure that allows third parties to bring to the attention of the USPTO evidence bearing on the registrability of a mark. The letter is filed with the Director of Trademarks and if the Director is…
Rank this Week: 72

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    “The Endless Summer”: The king of bar review and copyright sense

    “The Endless Summer”: The king of bar review and copyright sense
    Originally posted 2011-06-20 17:38:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter[Note:  This was first published in June of 2011, but if I’m going to recycle anything once a year, it’s this.  And this is the right time, in view…
  • Jul 25

    Confusion ascendant

    Confusion ascendant
    Jewish tradition teaches that on Tisha B’Av (the Ninth day of the month of Av) — which begins tonight — five national calamities occurred: During the time of Moses, Jews in the desert accepted the slanderous report of the…
  • Jul 24

    In your head

    In your head
    Originally posted 2008-02-27 23:49:29. Republished by Blog Post PromoterRebecca Tushnet: Trademark dilution is a cause of action for interfering with the uniqueness of a trademark. For example, consumers would probably not think that…
Rank this Week: 79

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Something to read? A couple more fresh titles ...

    Something to read? A couple more fresh titles ...
    Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage, by James Pooley, is a very different kettle of fish from the same author's Trade Secrets, an 800-page blockbuster from US publishing house Law Journal Press which is addressed…
  • Jul 31

    Fifteen million reasons to say "thank you"!

    Fifteen million reasons to say "thank you"!
    This morning (or this evening, if you are basking in the Pacific moonlight) the IPKat's weblog recorded its 15 millionth page view, which works out at a little more than a million a year since the Kat started his IP blogging exploits in 2003.…
  • Jul 31

    Friday fantasie

    Friday fantasie
    We'll never know what they were laughing at,since Twitter took the joke down ...Twitter jokes: Katpost goes viral and it's no joke! "Lifting Jokes on Twitter", recently posted to this weblog by leading copyright Kat Eleonora, has…
Rank this Week: 106

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market
    Provident Precious Metals, LLC v. Northwest Territorial Mint, LLC, 2015 WL 4522923, No. 3:13–CV–02942 (N.D. Tex. July 27, 2015) Interesting TM/copyright case that straddles the boundaries of so-called aesthetic and…
  • Jul 30

    Amicus supporting rehearing in MTM v. Amazon

    Amicus supporting rehearing in MTM v. Amazon
    IP Professors, with excellent assistance from Cathy Gellis.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jul 30

    Limiting remedies when a descriptive fair use defense fail

    Limiting remedies when a descriptive fair use defense fail
    Anhing Corp. v. Thuan Phong Co., No. CV 13-05167, 2015 WL 4517846  (C.D. Cal. Jul. 24, 2015)   This post-trial ruling covers a lot of detailed ground on descriptive fair use, unclean hands, and remedies.  Anhing…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Jul 31

    Untangling the Relationship between Rights, Federal Power, and Inequality: The Legal Legacy of Reconstruction

    Untangling the Relationship between Rights, Federal Power, and Inequality: The Legal Legacy of Reconstruction
    Laura Edwards, A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights (2015).Karen Tani“Black lives matter.” When spoken in law schools, these words have had a particular subtext. They expressed outrage at…
  • Jul 29

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort
    Nicky Priaulx, Injuries That Matter: Manufacturing Damage in Negligence, available at BePress.Martha ChamallasOf the five basic elements of the negligence cause of action (duty, breach, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, damage), the concept of…
  • Jul 28

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional
    Gillian Brock & Hamish Russell, Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals, 56 Edmond J. Safra Working Paper, available at SSRN.Diane RingAs I began reading Gillian Brock and…
Rank this Week: 134

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/
  • Jul 29

    BUBBLE GENIUS LLC v. Smith, CD Cal – Personal Jurisdiction

    BUBBLE GENIUS LLC v. Smith, CD Cal – Personal Jurisdiction
    BUBBLE GENIUS LLC v. Smith, Dist. Court, CD California 2015 – Google Scholar: CD Cal declines to exercise personal jurisdiction over Queens, NY business that allegedly ships into California but has no other contacts.
  • Jul 27

    Glick v. Townsend, Dist. Court, D. Montana 2015

    Glick v. Townsend, Dist. Court, D. Montana 2015
    Somewhat odd fact pattern from D Montana.  Allegations that plaintiff assisted defendant in a re-write of a novel (unpublished) and didn’t credit plaintiff with the creation of the book title. Glick v. Townsend, Dist. Court, D.…
  • Jul 27

    Doobie v Doobie Decimal

    Doobie v Doobie Decimal
    Courthouse News Service:    Doobie Brothers Corp. and Doobro Entertainment on Friday sued Roger McNamee and Jason Crosby, who perform under the name Doobie Decimal System, a classic-rock cover band.
Rank this Week: 139

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 145

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 17

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”
    Even for those among us who are not altogether convinced by Isaiah Berlin's famous essay "Two Concepts of Liberty," it has by now become commonplace to adopt a distinction between "negative" and "positive" liberties that largely coincides…
  • Jun 29

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”
    “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and the Search for a Theory of Relativity” At this law school, “law and economics” is a mantra. But what is the “economics” in “law and…
  • Jun 11

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”
    After the Hobby Lobby and Citizens United decisions, a robust public debate has emerged over corporate constitutional rights. Prof. Huq discusses ongoing empirical research about how the Hobby Lobby case has influenced public perceptions not…
Rank this Week: 166

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Mar 17

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow
    Des Moines patent attorney Brett J. Trout has just been named a Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only, upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges, and unanimous approval by…
  • Mar 16

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium
    The 2015 Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium addresses the theme of Ethics and Electronics: Navigating Legal Ethics and New Technology. The symposium will be held March 27, 2014, at Creighton University’s School of Law. Brett…
  • Dec 17

    Inventing to Nowhere

    Inventing to Nowhere
    The Frightening Irony The documentary Inventing to Nowhere boils a series of complex questions down into one: Why are we allowing companies that stifle innovation to dictate our country’s innovation strategy? The History The…
Rank this Week: 178

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

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

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Feb 2

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling
    The conventional wisdom about last night’s Super Bowl is that the Seahawks made a game-losing mistake by running a passing play from the Patriots’ one yard line in the closing seconds. Some are calling it the worst Super Bowl play…
  • Jan 30

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton
    As promised, here are the final project presentations from the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies class I taught at Princeton. I encouraged students to build something real, rather than toy class projects, and they delivered. I hope…
  • Jan 28

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace
    Freedom to Tinker readers are probably aware of the current controversy over Google’s handling of ongoing security vulnerabilities in its Android WebView component. What sounds at first like a routine security problem turns out to have…
Rank this Week: 183

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
  • Jul 30

    Good and Bad Faith in Registering and Using Domain Name

    Good and Bad Faith in Registering and Using Domain Name
    Complainant prevails only if it proves conjunctive bad faith. Bad faith is implied if the proof supports bad faith registration but not the other way around, although as I have pointed out in earlier Blogs there are panelists who go their own…
  • Jul 26

    Theft as Per Se Abusive Registration

    Theft as Per Se Abusive Registration
    It is an interesting proposition that certain conduct unrebutted be regarded as a per se violation of the UDRP; the very fact of the respondent having committed a certain act—hijacking a domain name is one, or threatening to point a…
  • Jul 12

    Noteworthy Domain Decisions July 2015

    Noteworthy Domain Decisions July 2015
    Office Space Solutions, Inc. v. Kneen, 1:15-cv-04941 (SDNY July 7, 2015). The reason for reporting on this case (filed June 24 and withdrawn with prejudice July 8, 2015) is that plaintiff, owner of a newly registered trademark, charged…
Rank this Week: 193

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jul 21

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”
    PWC has published the latest installment of its yearly patent litigation survey.  This year’s study has a focus on recent changes and how those changes are affecting patentees.  In particular, the PWC study provides eight key…
  • May 25

    The Courts and Patent Litigation

    The Courts and Patent Litigation
    We often hear concerns with the ability or the willingness of the courts to handle sophisticated patent cases.  While we feel the concern is overstated, there are legitimate concerns.  Roy Strom examines a number of these concerns…
  • May 22

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay
    Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. BCG Partners, Inc., Nos. 10 C 715, 716, 718, 720, 721, 726, 882-885, 929 & 931, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 25, 2015) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendants’ motion to stay this patent…
Rank this Week: 202

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 31

    Circuit Check v. QXQ, Inc.: Analogous Art Doctrine

    Circuit Check v. QXQ, Inc.: Analogous Art Doctrine
    By Jason Rantanen Circuit Check Inc. v. QXQ Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) Download Opinion Panel: Louie, Dyk, Moore (author) Although it shows up only occasionally in the Federal Circuit’s opinions, the analogous arts doctrine can play an…
  • Jul 31

    Patenting Diagnostic method

    Patenting Diagnostic method
    Interesting essay from Professor Eisenberg on patenting of diagnostic methods.  The basic takeaway is that (1) eligibility limitations mean that new diagnostic methods have little chance of being patent eligible; and (2) it is unclear…
  • Jul 30

    Read This: USPTO’s New Examination Guidelines Subject Matter Eligibility Provide “Pathways to Eligibility”

    Read This: USPTO’s New Examination Guidelines Subject Matter Eligibility Provide “Pathways to Eligibility”
    By Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court’s decisions in Alice Corp v. CLS Bank and Mayo v. Prometheus serve as dramatic turning points in the conventional wisdom of subject matter eligibility.  Inventions…
Rank this Week: 212

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: 222

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Jul 31

    Criminal Copyright Infringement - 17 U.S.C. § 506(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 2319

    Criminal Copyright Infringement - 17 U.S.C. § 506(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 2319
    The principal criminal statute protecting copyrighted works is 17 U.S.C. § 506(a), which provides that "[a]ny person who infringes a copyright willfully and for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain" shall be…
  • Jul 30

    Copyright Law Introduction - Federal Law Preempts State Law

    Copyright Law Introduction - Federal Law Preempts State Law
    Historically, copyright protection had been provided through a dual system under which the federal government, by statute, provided limited monopolies for intellectual property concurrently with state statutory and common laws that…
  • Jul 28

    Supreme Court Keeps Brulotte - Post-Expiration Patent Royalties are Still Unlawful Per Se

    Supreme Court Keeps Brulotte - Post-Expiration Patent Royalties are Still Unlawful Per Se
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided a patent-royalty lawsuit, Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC. The Court, divided 6-3, ruled against Kimble. Stephen Kimble sued Marvel in 1997 for infringing his patent, U. S.…
Rank this Week: 236

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

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

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jun 30

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

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

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

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

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
Rank this Week: 229

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…
Rank this Week: 233

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/
  • Jul 31

    9th Circuit Rejects VPPA Claims Against Netflix For Intra-Household Disclosure

    9th Circuit Rejects VPPA Claims Against Netflix For Intra-Household Disclosure
    Plaintiffs sued Netflix under the Video Privacy Protection Act for Netflix’s display of a subscriber’s queue and recommendation list on televisions connected to the subscriber’s account. In other words, if a…
  • Jul 31

    Two 512(f) Rulings Where The Litigants Dispute Copyright Ownership

    Two 512(f) Rulings Where The Litigants Dispute Copyright Ownership
    When is it appropriate to send copyright takedown notices in the midst of an underlying battle over who owns the copyright? This issue is coming up with increasing frequency, as takedown notices can create more battlefronts for the parties…
  • Jul 29

    Is Amazon Liable For IP Violations By Its Marketplace Vendors? (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Is Amazon Liable For IP Violations By Its Marketplace Vendors? (Forbes Cross-Post)
    Animal-shaped pillows are cute and fluffy, except when they spur litigation. Recently, the Milo & Gabby brand sued Amazon for IP infringement because merchants allegedly sold knockoffs of its “Cozy Companion Pillowcases.”…
Rank this Week: 249

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

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

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Jun 23

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015
    According to the USPTO, users will no longer be able to use Google Chrome to access PAIR/EFS-Web after September 2015. ADVISORY (22JUNE2015) In April 2015, Google Chrome removed the default ability to use the Java plug-in for browser version…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 251

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/
  • Jul 29

    Section 285 Motion Denied

    Section 285 Motion Denied
    Following the Supreme Court's opinion in Octane Fitness changing the standard for award of attorneys fees under Section 285 in patent cases, 285 motions have become significantly more prevalent, providing a vehicle for judicial review of both…
  • Jul 28

    Infringement Expert Disqualified Due To Prior Retention By Opposing Party

    Infringement Expert Disqualified Due To Prior Retention By Opposing Party
    In Mobile Telecomm's Technologies, LLC v. LG Elec's Mobilecomm USA, Inc., 2:13cv947 (7/22/15) the defendant moved to disqualify the plaintiffs infringement expert, noting that the expert had been retained by the defendant to serve as it's…
  • Jul 16

    TQP infringement verdict set aside: 2013 defense win rate in Marshall up to 91%

    TQP infringement verdict set aside: 2013 defense win rate in Marshall up to 91%
    Yesterday, Judge Gilstrap granted defendant Newegg's motion for judgment as a matter of law as to noninfringement in this case (the court stated that it was carrying rulings on the motion as it was directed to validity and damages and...
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this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jul 31

    TWiL 313: Just a DIY Bill

    TWiL 313: Just a DIY Bill
    Federal and state crowdfunding laws, Happy Birthday copyright, FTC says receiving freebies for your Instagram photo makes your post an ad and more! Photo credit: Chelsea Nesvig Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Jul 24

    TWiL 312: Neither Holy, Roman, Nor Empire

    TWiL 312: Neither Holy, Roman, Nor Empire
    DMCA, Ashley Madison hacked and user data leaked, delivery drones take off,  Apple Music and iCloud DRM. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of discussion points, TWiL on Friendfeed, TWiL on…
  • Jul 17

    TWiL 311: Risky Busine

    TWiL 311: Risky Busine
    Neil Young gave up on streaming music, more blurred lines for Pharrell and Robin Thicke, 3D printed guns, and marijuana use in Washington and Colorado. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of discussion points,…
Rank this Week: 277

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

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

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
Rank this Week: 262

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

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

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

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

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

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

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

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 264

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 273

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 30

    Drew Hirshfeld Appointed as New Commissioner of Patent

    Drew Hirshfeld Appointed as New Commissioner of Patent
    By Donald Zuhn -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced earlier today that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has appointed Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy Drew Hirshfeld to be the new Commissioner for…
  • Jul 30

    Biotech-specific Subject Matter Eligibility Materials Delayed

    Biotech-specific Subject Matter Eligibility Materials Delayed
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Pursuant to the Notice published in the Federal Register today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office provided additional materials related to the Office's interpretation of what does (and what does not) satisfy the…
  • Jul 29

    New Update on Subject Matter Eligibility to be Published on July 30th

    New Update on Subject Matter Eligibility to be Published on July 30th
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will publish a Notice on July 30th that the Office is updating their procedures for determining subject matter eligibility. A copy of this Notice can be found here. The update will…
Rank this Week: 294

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
  • Jul 30

    Was Philadelphia’s Erasure of Cosby Mural Illegal?

    Was Philadelphia’s Erasure of Cosby Mural Illegal?
    Nicholas O’Donnell explains, Few things have brought consensus recently more than the revulsion over the allegations against comedian Bill Cosby, a Philadelphia native.  Yet in a desire to distance itself from Cosby, the city may…
  • Jul 26

    Gerhard Richter Disowns Early Works From West German Period

    Gerhard Richter Disowns Early Works From West German Period
    And collectors aren’t liking it.
  • Jul 21

    Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Art & Law Program

    Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Art & Law Program
    Call for Applications: The 2016 Art & Law Program Applications for the 2016 Art & Law Program are now being accepted.  Deadline for applications:  October 19, 2015 Going on its 7th year, The Program seeks…
Rank this Week: 322

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jun 3

    3 Count: Straight Outta Inglewood

    3 Count: Straight Outta Inglewood
    City of Inglewood sues critic for copyright infringement, Kim Dotcom gets to keep his assets for now and Debt Monster video pulled from YouTube.
  • Jun 2

    3 Count: Red Card

    3 Count: Red Card
    Popular sports streaming sites blocked in the UK, Jumpman case gets a day in court and last Pirate Bay co-founder finishes his sentence.
  • Jun 1

    10 Years of PT: 2005 – In the Shadow of Hurricane Katrina

    10 Years of PT: 2005 – In the Shadow of Hurricane Katrina
    Plagiarism Today was launched in August 2005. However, even today Hurricane Katrina overshadows what should be a moment of triumph.
Rank this Week: 318

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/
  • Dec 6

    SIC avaló tres patentes en la industria gráfica

    SIC avaló tres patentes en la industria gráfica
    La Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (SIC), acreditó tres patentes de la empresa de la industria gráfica ABC Displays. Las patentes corresponden a los productos Sistema expandible Decoración Punta de…
  • Dec 6

    Diputado resalta importancia de patentes para la ciencia

    Diputado resalta importancia de patentes para la ciencia
    A fin de fomentar el número de patentes en el país y generar incentivos para la actividad científica, es necesario reformar la Ley de Ciencia y Tecnología, así como la Ley de Responsabilidades…
  • Dec 5

    Samsung Apela la Indemnización de 930 Millones a Apple por Violación de Patente

    Samsung Apela la Indemnización de 930 Millones a Apple por Violación de Patente
    En uno de tantos frentes abiertos en los tribunales, muchos de ellos por violación de patentes, la surcoreana fue condenada a pagar a Apple la friolera de 930 millones de dólares a principios de este mismo año. Ahora…
Rank this Week: 333

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: 349

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/
  • Jul 31

    Top 10 Countries Reading Copyright Litigation Blog: Welcome France To #2

    Top 10 Countries Reading Copyright Litigation Blog: Welcome France To #2
    France has recently moved to #2 in readership of Copyright Litigation Blog.  Vive le droit d'auteur! Pageviews by Countries EntryPageviewsUnited States551129France61270Russia51440Ukraine40000Germany32359United…
  • Jul 6

    Congratulations To Top 40 Most Popular New York Law Blogs Of All Time

    Congratulations To Top 40 Most Popular New York Law Blogs Of All Time
    According to Justia BlawgSearch, there are 302 blogs focusing on New York law.  Justia ranks the most popular of "all time".   Here are the top 40: 1. Real Estate Law Blog2. New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library3. New…
  • Jun 29

    Congratulations To Top 25 Most Popular Copyright Law Blogs Of All Time

    Congratulations To Top 25 Most Popular Copyright Law Blogs Of All Time
    Justia's Blawgsearch Ranks the "Most Popular" copyright law blogs.  Out of 89 copyright law blogs listed in total by Justia, here are the top 25 of "all time."  Visiting each one shows you just how alive thinking is…
Rank this Week: 353

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    TTAB Test: Are MAYARI and MAYA Confusable for Wine?

    TTAB Test: Are MAYARI and MAYA Confusable for Wine?
    Oakville Hills Cellar opposed registration of the mark MAYARI for wine, alleging a likelihood of confusion with its registered mark MAYA, also for wine. The goods are identical, the channels of trade and classes of consumers are presumed to…
  • Jul 30

    TTAB Affirms Refusal of Deer Logo with "Phantom" Antlers, for Coffee, on Four Ground

    TTAB Affirms Refusal of Deer Logo with "Phantom" Antlers, for Coffee, on Four Ground
    Bar NND Ranches sought registration of the mark shown immediately below, for "coffee; coffee based beverages; roasted coffee beans," but Examining Attorney Justin R. Jackson refused registration on four grounds: applicant sought to register…
  • Jul 29

    TTAB Test: Which One of These Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?

    TTAB Test: Which One of These Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?
    By my estimation, somewhere around 80-85% of all Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals that reach the TTAB are affirmed on appeal.  Well, here are four appeals that were decided this month. One refusal was reversed. Which one,…
Rank this Week: 407

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    PTAB reverses when Examiner provides no explanation for why claimed "blender" reads on "charging nozzle"

    PTAB reverses when Examiner provides no explanation for why claimed "blender" reads on "charging nozzle"
    Takeaway: The Applicant appealed an obviousness rejection of claims to a process of manufacturing a multi-phase liquid composition. The method claim recited a transferring and a blending step involving a "blender," and the Examiner mapped the…
  • Jul 10

    Examples of abandonment after failure to handle drawing requirement

    Examples of abandonment after failure to handle drawing requirement
    In this post, I'll discuss some applications that went abandoned because the Applicant didn't properly handle drawing objections or requirement that occurred at the last stage of prosecution. Application 11/776,390 (history available on…
  • Jun 18

    Tips for arguing Unexpected Results Arguments to overcome obviousne

    Tips for arguing Unexpected Results Arguments to overcome obviousne
    MPEP Sections 716 and 2145 provide a good primer on arguing unexpected results in order to overcome obviousness. To dig into the topic in a little more detail, this post will discuss a number of PTAB appeal decisions where the Applicant made…
Rank this Week: 399

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: 431

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: 459

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: 483

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Angie’s List Accuses Amazon of Home Improvement Hijink

    Angie’s List Accuses Amazon of Home Improvement Hijink
    Even freed from bricks and mortar, online retailers and service providers are realizing that market share is not infinite. A complaint recently filed by Angie’s List Inc. against Amazon Local LLC for its newly launched online home…
  • Jul 24

    A Drink Today Just Isn’t What It Used To Be

    A Drink Today Just Isn’t What It Used To Be
    As social media and the numerous platforms continue their exponential growth in popularity and constant evolvement, legal issues surrounding their use also will inevitably emerge. A recent case filed in the Western District of Michigan is a…
  • Jul 21

    Uber is Driving an Unknown Road: How Certain App Features Can Help

    Uber is Driving an Unknown Road: How Certain App Features Can Help
    Last Friday, Homejoy—a startup that provided on-demand house cleaners—announced that it will be shutting down at the end of July. In an interview with Re/Code, Homejoy’s CEO attributed its fall to the recent Uber decision,…
Rank this Week: 504

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 13

    If patent reform goes wrong

    If patent reform goes wrong
    A truism in politics is that issues are driven by stories. One of the most successful is the saga of the patent troll. That’s driving the current debate creating a sense of a malfunctioning patent system which is a danger to the public.…
  • May 13

    USPTO Hopes for More Submissions of Prior Art with New Patent Application Alert Service

    USPTO Hopes for More Submissions of Prior Art with New Patent Application Alert Service
    The Patent Application Alert Service (PAAS), born of a partnership between the USPTO and Reed Tech, a LexisNexis company, is a system that provides customized email alerts to the public for free when a patent application is published. Users…
  • May 12

    Judge Michel says Congress stuck in a time warp on patent reform

    Judge Michel says Congress stuck in a time warp on patent reform
    The problem facing the country as embodied in Congressional proposals to change the patent system is that it’s stuck in a time warp. Congress acts as if the landscape today was exactly the way it looked in 2010 or 2011, but in fact it…
Rank this Week: 530

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com/blog-2/
Rank this Week: 545

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
  • Jul 30

    MBBP Client DraftKings Raises $300M in Funding

    MBBP Client DraftKings Raises $300M in Funding
    MBBP Client DraftKings, the leading provider of daily fantasy sports announced on Monday, that Fox Sports will provide about $150 million for an 11 percent stake in the company.  Other investors include the Kraft Group, Wellington…
  • Jul 7

    IC-DISC Structure Provides Permanent Tax Deferral for Exporter

    IC-DISC Structure Provides Permanent Tax Deferral for Exporter
    Exporters, are you taking full advantage of an important U.S. export incentive to achieve Federal income tax savings, known as the Interest Charge Domestic International Sale Corporation or “IC-DISC”? If not, this short but…
  • Jul 6

    Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open!

    Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open!
    Pitfalls, Perspectives and Possibilities of Angel Investments – Register Today! With the proliferation of angel groups in the Boston area over the past several years, it has become increasingly challenging for entrepreneurs to navigate…
Rank this Week: 561

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 27

    Whatever happened to the Long Tail?

    Whatever happened to the Long Tail?
    If you have been interested in the evolution of digital content, you may remember the Long Tail. This was a theory that saw life as an article by Chris Anderson in Wired magazine, and then as a hit book released in 2006. The theory states…
  • Jul 21

    Do androids dream of electric copyright? Ownership of Deep Dream image

    Do androids dream of electric copyright? Ownership of Deep Dream image
    You may have come across Deep Dream, a visualization tool by Google that uses artificial intelligence to create unique, bizarre, and sometimes unsettling images. Deep Dream is an open source program that uses an artificial neural network to…
  • Jul 18

    High Court takes second step in making it illegal to rip CD

    High Court takes second step in making it illegal to rip CD
    Last month we reported about a decision by the High Court of Justice that declared that a new law making it legal to make private copies of media you own contravened EU copyright law. As the decision was part of a judicial review procedure,…
Rank this Week: 572

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/
Rank this Week: 569

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/
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the…
  • Apr 10

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit
    TI Beverage Group and its attorney, trademark licensor, and co-plaintiff Michael Machat are not drinking at the Yard House and nothing seems to be merry despite the consumption of tacos and alcohol. Plaintiffs appear to have more of an…
  • Jan 30

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury
    Every year the NFL’s trademark attorneys aggressively send cease and desist letters to business using the term “Super Bowl,” threatening them with the trademark law equivalent of traumatic brain injury. Even churches are not granted…
Rank this Week: 557

Counterfeit Chic

Counterfeit Chic

Covers counterfeits and copycats in the fashion industry. By Susan Scafidi.

http://www.counterfeitchic.com/
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 7

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP
    When Chris Burch's first C. Wonder store opened its lacquered lime-green doors, just around the corner from the distinctive lacquered orange doors of the original Tory Burch store, the visual association was striking.  The obvious question,…
Rank this Week: 578