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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    The Crowley copying considered in context

    The Crowley copying considered in context
    In the context of a post about Monica Crowley [ Why plagiarism took down Monica Crowley, Trump’s pick for a top national security post ], one commenter statedI am conservative and I like Monica, but I hate plagiarism. I had a similar…
  • Jan 16

    CRISPR, intellectual property, and Latour

    CRISPR, intellectual property, and Latour
    Further to the IPBiz post Politics in the academia of intellectual property? , one notes that Professor Lemley's reference to the lack of understanding by the transistor's inventors of the potential of the transistor appeared in several law…
  • Jan 16

    Politics in the academia of intellectual property?

    Politics in the academia of intellectual property?
    A post at PatentlyO on an article by Jonathan Barnett titled Has the Academy Led Patent Law Astray? produced some comments about Mark Lemley:I doubt that few within the patent academy are willing to ideologically challenge someone like Lemley…
Rank this Week: 59

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Boldly Going Where no Fanfic has Gone Before

    Boldly Going Where no Fanfic has Gone Before
    Fanfiction refers to the art of creating fiction using another author’s characters or universe.  I was first introduced to the concept in high school, when a friend began writing Harry Potter fanfiction.  (Side note: this is…
  • Jan 19

    It Is Not All In The Family

    It Is Not All In The Family
    Although a precedential decision allowing a “Family of Marks” to be considered in the context of an ex parte prosecution of an application that has been refused under Section 2(e)(1) to show acquired distinctiveness, this ruling…
  • Jan 18

    “Pardon Me, PORTON,” says PATRON, “But We Heard You”

    “Pardon Me, PORTON,” says PATRON, “But We Heard You”
    Pisco is a light-colored brandy traditionally produced in portions of Peru and Chile.  One brand that offers this product in the United States is PISCO PORTÓN (the later word meaning “gate” in Spanish). Pisco Porton…
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Jan 17

    GIS Analysis as a Research Communication Tool

    GIS Analysis as a Research Communication Tool
    The power of geospatial analysis lies in the new ways it provides to look at datasets and the relations among them. It allows you to explore more nuanced questions and discover correlations previously hidden. Used properly, geographic…
  • Jan 4

    NYC to Collect GPS Data on Car Service Passengers—Good Intentions Gone Awry or Something Else?

    NYC to Collect GPS Data on Car Service Passengers—Good Intentions Gone Awry or Something Else?
    During the holiday season, New York City through its Taxi & Limousine Commission (the “TLC”) proposed a new rule expanding data reporting obligations for car service platform companies including Uber and Lyft. If the rule…
  • Dec 14

    Disrupting The Business Model of the Fake News Industry

    Disrupting The Business Model of the Fake News Industry
    By Katherine Haenschen & Paul Ellenbogen  In the aftermath of the 2016 election, researchers and media professionals alike seized on the vast proliferation of so-called “Fake News” on Facebook as a cause for concern. An…
Rank this Week: 90

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jan 17

    The United States Supreme Court

    The United States Supreme Court
    We got a little tour of the U.S. Supreme Court building ahead of our argument in Lee v. Tam tomorrow, January 18, 2016. I was allowed to take pictures so...
  • Jan 12

    Best of 2011: The big guy

    Best of 2011: The big guy
    Originally posted 2011-12-20 08:35:56. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOriginally posted on February 8, 2011. I try these days not to blog about blogging, but this item seemed like a good...
  • Jan 12

    Fashion Law in New York City – February 10, 2017

    Fashion Law in New York City – February 10, 2017
    I’ll be participating in the 2017 Federal Bar Association Fashion Law Seminar in New York on February 10th at the New School. My panel will surely rock: Litigating a Brand: The...
Rank this Week: 91

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 115

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Does the economic impact of SPCs necessitate SPC Regulation reform? The European Commission wants to find out

    Does the economic impact of SPCs necessitate SPC Regulation reform? The European Commission wants to find out
    The AmeriKat getting her weekly dose of SPC reformcourtesy of DG GrowWhile the AmeriKat has otherwise been engaged in the world of life sciences, she received an email from Fabio Domanico this week, economist in DG-GROW's "Intellectual…
  • Jan 19

    A look at the proposal for the ePrivacy Regulation

    A look at the proposal for the ePrivacy Regulation
    Former Guest Kat Valentina Torelli, now associated with FJF Legal in Madrid, has graciously continued her coverage and commentary on EU developments in the area of privacy, this time in connection with the ePrivacy Regulation. "As the use of…
  • Jan 18

    Around the IP Blogs!

    Around the IP Blogs!
    This kitten is delighted to bring you the highlights of some IP blogs! Carefully selecting some IP blogs!Marie-Andree Weiss of The 1709 Blog discusses the Paramount Pictures Corp. v. Axanar Productions, Inc. case (2:15-cv-09938-RGK-E),…
Rank this Week: 123

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
  • Jan 7

    Noteworthy Domain Name Decisions for 2017

    Noteworthy Domain Name Decisions for 2017
    Mr. Levine is the author of a treatise on trademarks, domain names, and cybersquatting, Domain Name Arbitration, A Practical Guide to Asserting and Defending Claims of Cybersquatting under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.…
  • Jan 5

    Parsing Domain Names Composed of Random Letters for Proof of Cybersquatting

    Parsing Domain Names Composed of Random Letters for Proof of Cybersquatting
    The Respondent’s cry of pain in AXA SA v. Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc. / Ugurcan Bulut, axathemes, D2016-1483 (WIPO December 12, 2016) “[w]hat do you want from me people? I already removed all the files from that domain…
  • Dec 27

    Fair and Unfair Publishing Contracts: [How] Can Authors Protect Their Right

    Fair and Unfair Publishing Contracts: [How] Can Authors Protect Their Right
    Introduction: In the United States authors’ rights to enjoy the fruits of their labor are protected by the Constitution: “The Congress shall have power . . . to  promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing…
Rank this Week: 124

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jan 20

    More Confusion on Trump’s Next USPTO Director

    More Confusion on Trump’s Next USPTO Director
    Folks are having fun today with Federasl Government web page conversions. We still do not have confirmation that Michelle Lee will stay-on as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director.  The newly…
  • Jan 20

    Creative Computers and the Future of Patent Law

    Creative Computers and the Future of Patent Law
    When the Mother of Invention Is a Machine, Who Gets Credit? https://t.co/C302Xk2zZD pic.twitter.com/KpShTLXzft — Singularity Hub (@singularityhub) January 20, 2017 “I Think, Therefore I Invent: Creative Computers and the Future of…
  • Jan 20

    USPTO v. TAM: How is Tam’s speech being abridged by denial of his registration?

    USPTO v. TAM: How is Tam’s speech being abridged by denial of his registration?
    First Amendment says: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.” My question that I still do not understand for the Tam case: How is Tam’s speech being abridged by denial of his…
Rank this Week: 162

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: 153

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/
  • Jan 3

    The End of One Era for EDTexweblog.com - The Beginning of Another

    The End of One Era for EDTexweblog.com - The Beginning of Another
    I wanted to thank my readers over the past 13 years for the time they've taken to read my blog on practice in the Eastern District of Texas, and invite all of you to follow the blog's next, upgraded phase....
  • Dec 29

    2016 EDTX patent verdicts review; 43% Marshall/Tyler win rate; 52% overall; competitor cases increase

    2016 EDTX patent verdicts review; 43% Marshall/Tyler win rate; 52% overall; competitor cases increase
    2016 saw 19 patent trials in the Eastern District of Texas. Plaintiffs won 43% in the patent-heavy Marshall and Tyler divisions, but the overall outcome was 52% due to three plaintiff wins in the traditionally less patent-intensive divisions…
  • Dec 29

    Marshall News Messenger review of local court activity in 2016

    Marshall News Messenger review of local court activity in 2016
    It's the time of year for 2016 reviews, and today's Marshall News Messenger had one I thought readers might be interested in Judicial system in review: Marshall courts saw throng of good, bad activity in 2016 in which the paper's...
Rank this Week: 154

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jan 19

    USPTO Publishes Business Method Subject Matter Eligibility Examples: Part I

    USPTO Publishes Business Method Subject Matter Eligibility Examples: Part I
    By Michael Borella -- About a week before the holidays, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office quietly published a trio of new subject matter eligibility examples directed to the abstract idea exception to patentability. These are the latest in…
  • Jan 18

    FDA Issues Guidance Regarding Interchangeability of Biosimilar and Biologic Drug

    FDA Issues Guidance Regarding Interchangeability of Biosimilar and Biologic Drug
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its latest Guidance for Industry relating to the biosimilar application process set forth in the Biologic Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BCPCIA).…
  • Jan 17

    FDA Issues Guidance Regarding Biologic Drug Naming

    FDA Issues Guidance Regarding Biologic Drug Naming
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Late last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its latest Guidance for Industry relating to the biosimilar application process set forth in the Biologic Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009…
Rank this Week: 170

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    National Constitution Center Podcast on Tam

    National Constitution Center Podcast on Tam
    Deborah Gerhardt, Ilya Shapiro,  and I discuss Tam. The podcast can be found at the National Constitution Center's website, as well as on iTunes and other platforms.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 19

    Seen around town: transformative works of the day, inauguration edition.

    Seen around town: transformative works of the day, inauguration edition.
    Seen on my way back from the Tam oral argument:Activist Comicshttp://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 19

    9th Circuit rejects Slep-Tone's anti-copying claim couched as TM claim

    9th Circuit rejects Slep-Tone's anti-copying claim couched as TM claim
    Slep-Tone Entertainment Corp. v. Wired for Sound Karaoke & DJ Servs., LLC, No. 14-17229 (9th Cir. Jan. 18, 2017) (per curiam)Slep-Tone makes karaoke music tracks under the trademark “Sound Choice.” They’re released on…
Rank this Week: 174

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/
  • Jan 16

    Trump Can’t Commit Twibel Because He Routinely ‘Deflects Serious Consideration’–Jacobus v. Trump

    Trump Can’t Commit Twibel Because He Routinely ‘Deflects Serious Consideration’–Jacobus v. Trump
    A confession: I do not follow @RealDonaldTrump at Twitter because I have a strict policy against following trolls. Life is too short. As we all know, Trump regularly engages in many disfavored tweeting practices: ad hominen attacks;…
  • Jan 15

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 11 (Social Media, Harassment, E-Discovery & More)

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 11 (Social Media, Harassment, E-Discovery & More)
    Social Media * US v. Elonis, 2016 WL 6310803 (3d Cir. Oct. 28, 2016). Anthony Elonis’ conviction for criminal threats was once again upheld: Considering the graphic nature of the three messages Elonis posted in October, it is not at...
  • Jan 14

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 10 (Marketing, Uber, Airbnb, Taxes & More)

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 10 (Marketing, Uber, Airbnb, Taxes & More)
    Marketing/Advertising * Danny Sullivan: Facebook’s racial targeting isn’t new, bad or always illegal despite renewed attention * In re Sling Media Slingbox Advertising Litigation (SDNY Aug. 12, 2016). Sling isn’t liable to…
Rank this Week: 210

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: 209

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 224

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
  • Jan 18

    Art Dealer Sues Getty Museum for $77 Million

    Art Dealer Sues Getty Museum for $77 Million
    A Swiss art dealer sued the Getty Museum for $77 million, claiming that after it helped rehabilitate the museum’s bad reputation for buying looted art, the Getty iced it out of a deal it brokered to acquire part of a…
  • Jan 17

    Kenny Schachter on Richard Prince’ “Disavowal”

    Kenny Schachter on Richard Prince’ “Disavowal”
    Probably the most concise and rational response to Richard Prince’s recent attempt at political protest. 
  • Jan 10

    With All Due Respect, Madam. We Do Not Live In France

    With All Due Respect, Madam. We Do Not Live In France
    Eugene Volokh  ”was surprised to see this letter, sent by French lawyer Vanessa Bouchara — representing Getty Images France — to Matthew Chan.” His response, The First Amendment, of course.  
Rank this Week: 218

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

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

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Mar 17

    How to Add Figure Numbers to Patent Drawings using Adobe Acrobat

    How to Add Figure Numbers to Patent Drawings using Adobe Acrobat
    If you ever need to quickly add figure numbers to a number of sheets of drawings (each having a single drawing per sheet) for a provisional patent application and you have version of Adobe Acrobat Pro with the built in bates numbering…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 231

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: 221

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jan 19

    3 Count: Love Me Do

    3 Count: Love Me Do
    Paul McCartney files for copyright reversion on dozens of Beatles songs, Trinidad and Tobago judge rules on hit song and survey sheds new light on piracy. The post 3 Count: Love Me Do appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jan 18

    3 Count: Ngach RIn

    3 Count: Ngach RIn
    Prominent YouTube channel removed and restored due to copyright infringement notices, Gwen Stefani sued over hit song and the fight over Klingon ends. The post 3 Count: Ngach RIn appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jan 12

    VidAngel: It’s Not About Filtering

    VidAngel: It’s Not About Filtering
    VidAngel has made the lawsuit against it about filtering, but a quick look at the filings paint a different story, one not about filtering, but DRM. The post VidAngel: It’s Not About Filtering appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 248

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jan 17

    * 17 Seconds #32 – Clocktower Law’s newish address, 2017 fees, Unidesk exit

    * 17 Seconds #32 – Clocktower Law’s newish address, 2017 fees, Unidesk exit
    Our USPS mail forwarding is about to end. By Erik J. Heels First published 1/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. We Have Still Moved A reminder that we moved to Acton about a year ago. Our mail forwarding is about to end, so…
  • Jan 11

    * Escaping The Political Echo Chamber: Observations From Failed Pol

    * Escaping The Political Echo Chamber: Observations From Failed Pol
    After the election, I created a website dedicated to failed policies, politicians, and policies. The goal of the site was to force myself out of the echo chamber to try to understand what happened, where were are, and what comes next. Two…
  • Dec 17

    17 Seconds #31 – Re-forming Patent Law Is Not Patent Law Reform

    17 Seconds #31 – Re-forming Patent Law Is Not Patent Law Reform
    Shame on the AIA. By Erik J. Heels First published 12/17/2016; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is the worst thing to happen to US patent law ever. This self-serving PR piece by the USPTO…
Rank this Week: 249

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    TTAB Test: Is "DEUTSCHER FUSSBALL-BUND" Merely Descriptive of Clothing and Soccer Gear?

    TTAB Test: Is "DEUTSCHER FUSSBALL-BUND" Merely Descriptive of Clothing and Soccer Gear?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark shown below, for varous clothing items and for soccer gear because applicant refused to disclaim the term DEUTSCHER FUSSBALL-BUND (translated as GERMAN SOCCER FEDERATION). Applicant did disclaim that…
  • Jan 19

    Fame of adidas 3-Stripes Mark Yields Section 2(d) Summary Judgment

    Fame of adidas 3-Stripes Mark Yields Section 2(d) Summary Judgment
    That Board entered judgment summarily in this opposition to registration of the mark shown below left, for "Athletic footwear; Bowling shoes; Footwear; Footwear for track and field athletics; Golf shoes; Headwear; Jackets; Pants; Running…
  • Jan 18

    TTAB Test: Is BEACH HUGGY for Pillows Confusable With HUGGY PETS for Decorative Pillowcases?

    TTAB Test: Is BEACH HUGGY for Pillows Confusable With HUGGY PETS for Decorative Pillowcases?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark BEACH HUGGY for "pillows," finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark HUGGY PETS for "decorative pillowcases for children." The examining attorney also required disclaimer of…
Rank this Week: 271

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Nov 9

    Bigger and Better: The Reiser Legal Team Joins Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

    Bigger and Better: The Reiser Legal Team Joins Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
    We are ready to announce that our team of counsel will be joining forces with the firm of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP (MNG&D). Our alliance provides the clients of Reiser Legal with affordable access to the…
  • Jun 21

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement
    When trademark disputes pop up, often breweries agree to get along. In doing so, two beverage businesses can seek what’s called a trademark coexistence agreement. This is an agreement that essentially sets forth trademark restrictions…
  • Jun 17

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit
    These days, it’s still rare to see a craft brewery in any sort of legal hot water (unless it’s a contentious trademark dispute). However, a recent employment discrimination action filed by a former Minnesota brewer has serious…
Rank this Week: 265

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
  • Jan 12

    Update on P3 Program

    Update on P3 Program
    Ann Robl The Post-Prosecution Pilot (“P3”) Program closed today, January 12, at the end of its six-month run.  According to the USPTO, all of the technology centers met…
  • Jan 9

    Legal Guide for Blogger

    Legal Guide for Blogger
    Douglas J. Sorocco This is a reprise of a popular blog post published some years ago.The EFF has released a Legal Guide for Bloggers. Included in this guide are sections on defamation,…
  • Jan 7

    Samsung v. Apple and Design Patent Infringement Damage

    Samsung v. Apple and Design Patent Infringement Damage
    Elizabeth Isaac The Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in the Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Apple, Inc. case on December 6, 2016, concerning apportionment of design patent…
Rank this Week: 305

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage
    Apple v. Samsung Apple applied for and received two design patents covering design elements on the front face of the Apple iPhone. Apple then successfully sued Samsung for infringement of these design patents. The jury awarded Apple damages…
  • Sep 23

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain
    The World’s Most popular Song You all know the tune, so why do you rarely hear the song Happy Birthday To You in movies and on television? The reason is that from 1988 until yesterday Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. had been demanding…
Rank this Week: 323

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 9

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question

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

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge

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

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

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court
    "Patent troll," the term employed by leading newspapers, magazines and online publications to describe how some patents are owned and used, provides a prejudicial impression of patent licensing that unfairly influences attitudes towards…
Rank this Week: 307

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: 287

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 358

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 11

    IP Fellowship Opportunities at Harvard and Yale

    IP Fellowship Opportunities at Harvard and Yale
    According to the 2016 self-reported entry-level hiring report, 66 out of 83 (about 80%) new tenure-track law faculty had a fellowship, and this percentage has risen over time. I think this is primarily because fellowships give you time to…
  • Jan 10

    IP and Federalism: An Expanding Field

    IP and Federalism: An Expanding Field
    Thanks to those of you who attended the "Intellectual Property & Federalism" panel at AALS, moderated by Jennifer Rothman and organized by Joe Miller. I truly enjoyed each of the presentations of my fellow panelists: Guy Rub, Brian Frye,…
  • Dec 19

    (Un)Reasonable Royaltie

    (Un)Reasonable Royaltie
    For the small subgroup of people who read this blog, but don't read Patently-O, I thought I would point to a new article that I've posted called (Un)Reasonable Royalties. I won't write much about it here. Dennis Crouch did a nice review, for…
Rank this Week: 335

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
  • Jan 5

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"
    One of the great Chicago Ideas is the equivalence of positive and negative incentives. The government can motivate you by rewarding some behavior or by penalizing your failure to behave in the preferred manner. Private parties rarely have the…
  • Dec 29

    Jim Zirin & William Baude, "The Post-Election Future of the Supreme Court after Scalia"

    Jim Zirin & William Baude, "The Post-Election Future of the Supreme Court after Scalia"
    Jim Zirin graduated from Princeton University with honors and received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School where he was an editor of the Michigan Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. For three years, he was…
  • Nov 18

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"
    With commentary by Professor William Hubbard. Michael W. McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, as well as Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a…
Rank this Week: 343

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/
Rank this Week: 354

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Aiding Abstraction

    Aiding Abstraction
    Affinity Labs v. DirectTV et al (CAFC 2015-1845) is another instance of willy-nilly patent ineligibility. A CAFC panel found "the claims are directed not to an improvement in cellular telephones but simply to the use of cellular telephones…
  • Oct 9

    Viral Infection

    Viral Infection
    The abstraction of patent law into utter arbitrariness continues. In Intellectual Ventures v. Symantec and Trend Micro (CAFC 2015-1769), a CAFC panel finds virus-protection software an abstract idea, ineligible for patent protection. The…
  • Oct 9

    Another Bite For The Apple

    Another Bite For The Apple
    In Apple v. Samsung (2015-1171), the CAFC once again demonstrated its lawless bias and caprice, reversing an appeals panel to reinstate the erroneous obviousness decision by the district court, finding for Apple against Samsung (no…
Rank this Week: 361

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted
    In Malibu Media v. Doe, EDNY 15-3504, Judge Locke has denied the defendant's motion to quash, and lifted the stay on all of the EDNY Malibu Media cases, which had all been consolidated. The Court accepted the representations of plaintiff's…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
  • Oct 6

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash
    A motion to quash was made by one of the many John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of New York Malibu Media cases. The defendant was represented by Chejin Park, Esq., of Flushing. Due to the "serious questions as to whether good…
Rank this Week: 357

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jan 20

    TWiL 373: The Krusty Krab Doctrine

    TWiL 373: The Krusty Krab Doctrine
    Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's sentence, a company is fined $200,000 for illegal drone flights, the Slants case in the Supreme Court, IP lessons from SpongeBob Squarepants, and more! Hosts: Denise Howell, J. Michael Keyes, and Emory Roane…
  • Jan 6

    TWiL 372: Santà Faire

    TWiL 372: Santà Faire
    Ransomware that turns off after reading 2 articles about ransomware, the Axanar case moves forward, Santa gets a wardrobe upgrade and a lawsuit. Plus, your smart home device may be invading your privacy. Hosts: Denise Howell and Emory Roane…
  • Dec 30

    TWiL 371: The Best of 2016

    TWiL 371: The Best of 2016
    Join Denise Howell, Emory Roane and Mike Keyes for the the top moments of 2016! Hosts: Denise Howell, J. Michael Keyes, and Emory Roane Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-law.Public list of discussion…
Rank this Week: 431

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: 380

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 intersection…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 429

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: 379

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Is Michelle Lee Still PTO Director?

    Is Michelle Lee Still PTO Director?
    How much longer can there be no official announcement regarding the status of Michelle Lee? The continued silence raises very serious questions, particularly given that there have been public announcements made regarding others who have been…
  • Jan 21

    Retractable roof construction at Arthur Ashe Stadium is subject of patent infringement, trade secret suit

    Retractable roof construction at Arthur Ashe Stadium is subject of patent infringement, trade secret suit
    On Wednesday, January 11th, retractable roof system developer Uni-Systems LLC of Minneapolis, MN, filed a patent infringement suit against multiple defendants, including the United States Tennis Association (USTA). The lawsuit alleges that…
  • Jan 21

    What Do Cloud Robotics Mean for Driverless Cars?

    What Do Cloud Robotics Mean for Driverless Cars?
    When you think of autonomous cars or driverless vehicles, you probably don’t associate them with cloud computing and data analytics. However, that’s exactly the technology that makes autonomy possible, at least when it comes to…
Rank this Week: 508

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 20

    There is Also an App For That

    There is Also an App For That
      By Jessy Nations At the risk of sounding older than my years, it seems we are now demanding an app for everything these days. Even when we don’t need or want an app for something, one inevitably appears. That is, except, for…
  • Jan 18

    My Other Bag Isn’t Infringing

    My Other Bag Isn’t Infringing
    By Alex Bullock If you ever find yourself at the grocery store with only your designer handbag to put your apples in, know that the option to carry a canvas tote bag with designer style won’t be going away anytime soon. That’s…
  • Dec 2

    Mitsubishi Regional Jet Runs into Regulatory Turbulence in the American Skie

    Mitsubishi Regional Jet Runs into Regulatory Turbulence in the American Skie
    By Mariko Kageyama Say you are a maker of a brand new aircraft. You show off its blueprint and miniature model and take orders before you have even constructed it. What legal risks are you willing to assume at this stage? Though this may seem…
Rank this Week: 457

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 445

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: 480

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 523

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jan 19

    State Law Can't Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net

    State Law Can't Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net
    Ultraflo Corporation manufactures butterfly valves for use in the transportation industry. Ultraflo redesigned its Model 390 butterfly valve with the help of employee Thomas Mueller. Mueller left Ultraflo to work for Pelican Tank Parts, one…
  • Dec 30

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator
    We close 2016 with the latest on the Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM saga. My previous posts on this topic include Unhappy Turtles Take a Bite Out of Sirius XM for Unauthorized Public Performance, Flo and Eddie Goes for the Two Coast Punch…
  • Dec 16

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) shields online service providers from liability for copyright infringement for information uploaded to their networks by users, the “safe harbor,” if the online service providers meet…
Rank this Week: 584

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 607

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jan 17

    Billions of Bilious Barbecued Blue Blistering Barnacles: Tintin Gets Color Makeover!

    Billions of Bilious Barbecued Blue Blistering Barnacles: Tintin Gets Color Makeover!
    There is only one Tintin album which was not originally published in color, and this is the first one ever been published, in 1930, Tintin in the land of the Soviets. It has now, however, been published in color, on January 11, with the…
  • Jan 16

    SEMINAR: The Rise of Web Blocking Orders in the UK: Empirical Evidence Perspective

    SEMINAR: The Rise of Web Blocking Orders in the UK: Empirical Evidence Perspective
    CITY UNIVERSITY are hosting a seminar with  Professor Lilian Edwards (Strathclyde University & CREATe) on Friday 3rd February. 13.00 - 15.00The digital copyright and piracy wars, which began with Napster and continue today into…
  • Jan 10

    Court gives jury mission to explore strange world of copyright and fair use

    Court gives jury mission to explore strange world of copyright and fair use
    As notedby Tibbie in last the installment of CopyKat, Judge Klausner from the Central District Court of California sent the Paramount v. Axanar case off to jury trial on January 4, as he denied both parties’ motions to dismiss. Tibbie…
Rank this Week: 528

nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • Jun 17

    FDA Sued For Its Failure To Regulate Shellfish Bacteria

    FDA Sued For Its Failure To Regulate Shellfish Bacteria
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is bracing for a legal battle after public attorney Julie Murray filed the complaint at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The case was filed late May at the U.S. District Court for…
  • May 20

    Medical Mistakes: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

    Medical Mistakes: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.
    In May of 2015, Deborah Craven underwent surgery to have a mass removed from her eighth rib. According to a statement filed by Yale-New Haven hospital with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the incorrect rib, however, was removed.…
  • Apr 19

    When Birth Control Pills Fail to Prevent Pregnancy

    When Birth Control Pills Fail to Prevent Pregnancy
    Of the 177 women who took contraceptive pills made by the manufacturers of Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, 113 still got pregnant with 94 of these women deciding to deliver their child. Qualitest and its manufacturers committed the mistake of…
Rank this Week: 530