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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Invalidating patents at PTAB

    Invalidating patents at PTAB
    An article by Rochelle Dreyfuss in SLATE includedVersata Software learned the difference between the PTAB and the courts the hard way. In court, it successfully enforced a patent on software for determining prices. Later on, the PTAB revoked…
  • Jun 25

    CBS Sunday Morning on 25 June 2017, noting the 10th anniversary of the iPhone

    CBS Sunday Morning on 25 June 2017, noting the 10th anniversary of the iPhone
    Jane Pauley introduced the stories for June 25, 2017, beginning with David Pogue on the 10th anniversary (of public availability) of the iPhone, and then to Susan Spencer on John McEnroe, Erin Moriarty on Dick Gregory and Seth Doane on Murano…
  • Jun 22

    Desired qualities for next director of the USPTO?

    Desired qualities for next director of the USPTO?
    From a post at norningconsult about qualities in the next patent office director:The next PTO director should have served as a senior executive at a company that engages in research and development, and for which building and managing a…
Rank this Week: 50

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    BMW wins appeal over use of trade mark to promote spare parts busine

    BMW wins appeal over use of trade mark to promote spare parts busine
    The BMW "Roundel"Spare parts and intellectual property have a long and complicated history, particularly as far as the car industry is concerned.  A recent Court of Appeal decision has swung the pendulum back a bit in favour of rights…
  • Jun 24

    Saturday Sundrie

    Saturday Sundrie
    * WIPO Roving SeminarThere is still time to reserve a place at the Italian Roving Seminar on WIPO services, which will take place in Bari on 5 July 2017. There is no charge for registering or attending. In addition to the presentations…
  • Jun 23

    Trump and his coat of arm

    Trump and his coat of arm
    From INTEGRITAS to TrumpIt is normally Trump's hands which get the press attention but his [coat of] arms have been in the news as well recently. As Tian noted in her recent post on Trump's Chinese trade marks, Trump and the Trump…
Rank this Week: 53

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/
Rank this Week: 68

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Copyright Office issues 1201 report

    Copyright Office issues 1201 report
    Available here.  It's a lot to go through, but on first inspection they seem to be trying to address persistent problems, though in the main not by accepting the advice that participants had for them (like scheduling 1201 exemption…
  • Jun 21

    Slightly cooler take on Tam

    Slightly cooler take on Tam
    I will have some more thoughts in Tam in a forthcoming amicus brief arguing that dilution is unconstitutional.  I think this was about the least harmful affirmance the Court could have written, though for precisely that reason it leaves…
  • Jun 19

    Court approves conjoint analysis to determine damages in consumer class action

    Court approves conjoint analysis to determine damages in consumer class action
    Morales v. Kraft Foods Group, Inc., 2017 WL 2598556, No. CV14-04387 (C.D. Cal. Jun. 9, 2017)Plaintiffs alleged that they were misled by Kraft’s use of the term “natural cheese” on its “Natural Cheese Fat Free Shredded…
Rank this Week: 78

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jun 22

    Words matter

    Words matter
    Words are almost everything in a trademark registration, notwithstanding that one drawing.  Stick with me.  It’s going to get a little esoteric — not to say woolly — but hey,...
  • Jun 20

    Brain freeze

    Brain freeze
    Originally posted 2007-10-28 10:32:38. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWe kid Canada here from time to time. Maybe it’s because that’s where all the cold weather comes from. But mostly because...
  • Jun 20

    The Slants: Denouement

    The Slants: Denouement
    Victory has a hundred fathers https://t.co/G9Z7QOVH8l — Likelihood ®© Blog (@likely2confuse) June 19, 2017 Now let’s name some of them.  Because while I have many thoughts and learned many things...
Rank this Week: 73

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
  • Jun 21

    Jeff Koons, Just In Time?

    Jeff Koons, Just In Time?
    Is Paris getting a “free” Jeff Koons? Possibly, although it seems not all is well between the city of romance and Jeff Koons. But more interestingly is what French art critic, Judith Benhamou-Huet, calls…
  • Jun 19

    BREAKING: In Lee v. Tam, SCOTUS holds that disparagement provison is unconstitutional

    BREAKING: In Lee v. Tam, SCOTUS holds that disparagement provison is unconstitutional
    Opinion hot off the press here. NPR here. The Slants tweet here.  
  • Jun 18

    Architectural Firm Sued for Copyright Infringement…Again.

    Architectural Firm Sued for Copyright Infringement…Again.
    Didn’t this already happen once to Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, like in 2004? Yes, you can read my thoughts about that lawsuit here (around page 3). But this is a new copyright infringement claim filed also against SOM, in the…
Rank this Week: 102

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

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

    Licensing matchmaking: the allure of reputation and organizational capital

    Licensing matchmaking: the allure of reputation and organizational capital
    Guest post by Ian McCarthy and Karen Ruckman, both from the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. This is based on the research article: Why do some patents get licensed while others do not? If the deluge of reality television…
  • Jun 19

    Matal v Tam: Only I Can Disparage You!

    Matal v Tam: Only I Can Disparage You!
    The Supreme Court has affirmed that Trademark law’s restriction on registration of disparaging marks violates the free speech provision of the US Constitution. Read it: 15-1293_1o13 Although the court’s logic is largely…
  • Jun 16

    Where Does Infringement Occur?  Lessons from Extraterritoriality Case

    Where Does Infringement Occur?  Lessons from Extraterritoriality Case
    Guest post by Josh Landau, Patent Counsel for CCIA It seems like a truly simple question to answer: where is an act of infringement committed?  And it’s one that became more important after TC Heartland’s decision that…
Rank this Week: 110

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    The Slants, The Redskins, and Free Speech for All Partie

    The Slants, The Redskins, and Free Speech for All Partie
    This week’s Matal v. Tam (formerly Lee v. Tam) Supreme Court ruling serves as a reminder that free speech is a two-way street.  It also suggests the value of a sympathetic litigant, at least in terms of public response. Many…
  • Jun 22

    The Covfefe Kerfuffle and the Rush to Register Trending Term

    The Covfefe Kerfuffle and the Rush to Register Trending Term
    While many of us are working our way through the flood of thought-provoking analysis of Matal v. Tam, I’m taking a break with some lighter fare, namely, covfefe. In case you missed it, the viral non-word “covfefe”…
  • Jun 21

    THE SLANTS Decision Affects More than a 2(a) and an (R)

    THE SLANTS Decision Affects More than a 2(a) and an (R)
    In Monday’s decision in the newly minted, Matal v. Tam case, the Supreme Court affirmed the Federal Circuit decision that the Trademark Office’s refusal to register THE SLANTS mark on disparagement grounds was…
Rank this Week: 129

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
  • Jun 20

    New Standard for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

    New Standard for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
    UDRP Rule 1 defines RDNH as “using the Policy in bad faith to attempt to deprive a registered domain name holder of a domain name” (further defined in Rule 15(c)).  There has been a mixed history in granting and denying this…
  • Jun 13

    Building a Case for Cybersquatting Under the UDRP

    Building a Case for Cybersquatting Under the UDRP
    A number of recent UDRP decisions remind trademark owners (and counsel) that cybersquatting cases have to be built from the ground up. Each stage has its evidentiary demands.  The first two demand either/or proof; the third, the most…
  • Jun 6

    Charting the Balance between Trademark Owners and Domain Name Holders: A Jurisprudential Overview

    Charting the Balance between Trademark Owners and Domain Name Holders: A Jurisprudential Overview
    Efforts to combat cybersquatting began in earnest in 1998 when the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (at the request of the United States Government supported by all member states) began an extensive process of international…
Rank this Week: 144

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 159

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    One-Week FM Translator Filing Window for Class C and D AM Stations Opens July 26

    One-Week FM Translator Filing Window for Class C and D AM Stations Opens July 26
    The long-awaited filing window for certain Class C and D AM stations to apply for new FM translators will open at 12:01 a.m. EDT on July 26, 2017, and will close at 5:59 p.m. EDT (not at 11:59 p.m.) on August 2, 2017. A second window for…
  • Jun 23

    Major Changes Sought in Nascent Citizens Broadband Radio Service

    Major Changes Sought in Nascent Citizens Broadband Radio Service
    The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) has not even been born yet, but already major industry players want to change its basic character.  CBRS, as its name implies, was conceived and approved by the FCC a couple of years ago as a…
  • Jun 22

    NTIA Seeks Comments on Cybersecurity Threat

    NTIA Seeks Comments on Cybersecurity Threat
    We’ve previously reported on a drone-related multistakeholder process convened by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which is part of the Department of Commerce and is responsible for…
Rank this Week: 162

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: 154

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jun 24

    IPO Webinar on Exhaustion

    IPO Webinar on Exhaustion
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Exhaustion Unleashed: Licensing, Other Business Strategy, and Litigation after Lexmark" on June 28, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Paul Jahn of…
  • Jun 24

    Webinar on Labeling and Induced Infringement in Pharma Patent Litigation

    Webinar on Labeling and Induced Infringement in Pharma Patent Litigation
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Labeling and Induced Infringement in Pharma Patent Litigation and Protecting IP Rights" on July 13, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Thomas L. Irving and Barbara R. Rudolph of…
  • Jun 24

    Seminar on Japanese Patent Law Development

    Seminar on Japanese Patent Law Development
    The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) International Patent Committee will be offering a seminar on "Important Developments in Japanese Patent Law" by Kisaragi Associates on June 30, 2017 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm (CT) in…
Rank this Week: 249

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: 286

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: 214

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
  • May 2

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"
    With commentary by Professor Daniel Hemel Professor Nielson is a law professor at Brigham Young University and teaches/writes in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and antitrust. Before joining the faculty,…
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
  • Mar 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
Rank this Week: 269

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    Food Truck Trademark

    Food Truck Trademark
    Food truck trademarks are great examples of unique branding. Food truck owners must be careful in selecting and using their names, logos, slogans, and paint carefully to create and protect value for the business.
  • Apr 6

    What is a Notice of Allowance in a Patent Application?

    What is a Notice of Allowance in a Patent Application?
    A notice of allowance indicates the claims of a patent are allowable and ready to issue in a patent grant.
  • Mar 13

    Top Reasons a Patent Application Gets Rejected

    Top Reasons a Patent Application Gets Rejected
    Patent applications are frequently rejected for a few main reasons: novelty, obviousness, or issues with the specification or drawings.
Rank this Week: 283

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
  • Apr 4

    2017 FIRST Robotics Competition

    2017 FIRST Robotics Competition
    Jeremy McKinney It is the end of the Oklahoma Regionals of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC for short), and as I sit here in the “pit” reflecting on this year’s…
  • Mar 21

    A Patent Laches Defense No More

    A Patent Laches Defense No More
    Julie Langdon Today, the Supreme Court vacated a prior Federal Circuit decision when it decided that laches cannot be used as a defense against a claim for damages brought within the…
  • Mar 9

    Trademark Security Check Point – Draining the Swamp with Random Audits of Trademark Use

    Trademark Security Check Point – Draining the Swamp with Random Audits of Trademark Use
    Elizabeth Isaac Despite flying with TSA pre-check, random checks in airport security lines seem to be a thing for me. Just last week, a TSA officer randomly wiped down all of my…
Rank this Week: 263

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Feb 16

    Florida court rules that online seller’s terms and conditions were not enforceable

    Florida court rules that online seller’s terms and conditions were not enforceable
    Beware the browsewrap. A Florida state appellate court recently held that an online seller’s terms and conditions, appearing in a “browsewrap” agreement linked-to from the bottom of its web pages, were not enforceable.…
  • Nov 28

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit
    Pro se plaintiff Silver filed suit in federal court in New Mexico against the online question-and-answer website Quora, alleging that statements made by two different individuals concerning his professional services were defamatory. Quora…
  • Sep 15

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on
    The recent case of Live Face on Web, LLC v. Biblio Holdings LLC illustrates some important risks of which any purchaser of third-party technology services or deliverables should be aware. The defendant in this case faces potential…
Rank this Week: 287

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: 268

Primary Opinion

Primary Opinion

Covers corporate, employment, IP and privacy news.

http://primaryopinion.com/
  • Nov 27

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm
    Law firms of all sizes are now embracing social media as a means to showcase expertise and reach new customers. But, opening a Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ account is only the first part of the process. Here are five pointers for realising…
  • Oct 13

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark
    3D shape marks took another battering at the end of September with the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruling that such trademarks can be declared invalid if the shape can be linked ‘essentially’ or ‘substantially’ to…
  • Oct 7

    Meet our independent blogger

    Meet our independent blogger
    Our new content portal www.primaryopinion.com draws together the best of the IP industry’s news, commentary and knowledge, so that IP professionals, in-house counsel and business heads can access it on one up-to-date platform. That…
Rank this Week: 277

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jun 23

    TWiL 391: Pai In The Sky

    TWiL 391: Pai In The Sky
    We light a candle for internet laws, the Swiss have holes in their speech protections, the internet is turning music upside down, Congress is doing the ostrich, Uber wish that it could too. Hosts: Denise Howell and Matt Curtis Guest: Peter…
  • Jun 16

    TWiL 390: Dr. Seuss in the Grotto with an Orion Slave Girl

    TWiL 390: Dr. Seuss in the Grotto with an Orion Slave Girl
    Is the rational basis test rational? Can you trademark the devils horns? Join Denise Howell, Mike Keyes, Andrew Torrez, and Matt Curtis discuss what you need to consider when you share a photo of yourself. Does the right to publicity preempt…
  • Jun 9

    TWiL 389: I Want a Bio Bot!

    TWiL 389: I Want a Bio Bot!
    Existential notions of who we are going to sue? Never! Join Mike Keyes, Natalie Nicole, Denise Howell, and Matthew Curtis as they discuss where you can practice math without a licence. The Supreme Court is checking on just where you lost your…
Rank this Week: 364

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 23

    Two Genericness Cases: BAGCORP and PATINA - Can You Guess What Goods?

    Two Genericness Cases: BAGCORP and PATINA - Can You Guess What Goods?
    In two recent genericness cases, the Board affirmed a refusal to register BAGCORP and sustained a petition for cancellation of a registration for PATINA, both on the ground of genericness. Can you guess what the goods were in each case?In re…
  • Jun 22

    TTABlog Test: Is GOLDENBERRY Merely Descriptive of Fresh Fruit?

    TTABlog Test: Is GOLDENBERRY Merely Descriptive of Fresh Fruit?
    The USPTO refused registration of  GOLDENBERRY, finding the applied-for mark to be merely descriptive of "fresh fruits." Applicant appealed, arguing that its fruit is yellow, not golden, and is properly called “Gooseberry” or…
  • Jun 21

    VAGISAN Not Confusable With VAGISIL for Feminine Products, Says TTAB

    VAGISAN Not Confusable With VAGISIL for Feminine Products, Says TTAB
    The Board dismissed this opposition to registration of VAGISAN for various feminine hygiene products, finding no likelihood of confusion with the registered mark VAGISIL for overlapping products. The Board, relying on proof of applicant's…
Rank this Week: 446

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 350

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jun 21

    New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Plotting the rise of paid audio subscriptions and the end of smooth lines and growth curves Earlier this year, global…
  • Jun 7

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Spotify agrees to settle US copyright-infringement claims Spotify is settling a legal claim made by a group of authors…
  • May 24

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Digital and private-copying gains boost SACEM collections French collection society SACEM has reported a second…
Rank this Week: 379

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 360

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Jun 20

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional
    On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision, holding that the so-called “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act is an impermissible restriction on free speech under the First Amendment.…
  • Jun 16

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature
    On May 18, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office proposed some regulatory changes in its requirement for a handwritten, wet signature in order to a record a document with the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office has proposed permitting electronic…
  • Jun 13

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing
    The Full Court of the Federal Court has issued a significant decision in relation to trade mark ownership, which reconfirms the position in relation to the assignment of trade mark applications which have been filed in incorrect applicant…
Rank this Week: 327

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 345

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/
  • Jun 20

    Regulatory Landscape Remains Unclear for Mobile Health App Developer

    Regulatory Landscape Remains Unclear for Mobile Health App Developer
    By Mariko Kageyama The digital health field has been growing exponentially and is now expanding rapidly into emerging markets. As a result, mobile health apps, or “mHealth apps,” have exploded in popularity. If you search for…
  • Jun 13

    Developments in the Dispute About Nazi-Loot; Heirs No Longer in Limbauch-Limbo?

    Developments in the Dispute About Nazi-Loot; Heirs No Longer in Limbauch-Limbo?
    By Sebastian R Stock Germany will likely be forced to defend itself for the first time in a U.S. Court against claims relating to the theft of art by the Nazi party. The complicated issue of ownership and title to art looted by the Nazi…
  • Jun 5

    Pink is the New (Vanta)black – The Story Behind the World’s First Open-Source Paint

    Pink is the New (Vanta)black – The Story Behind the World’s First Open-Source Paint
    By Seth Parent A petty, back-and-forth social media feud between two artists has finally given the world more than just mindless entertainment and threatened lawsuits. In the latest recurrence of this feud, one of the artists has created the…
Rank this Week: 348

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    'Fu ck You!' it's registrable in the US

    'Fu ck You!' it's registrable in the US
    Yesterday the Supreme Court in the United States ruled that the law prohibiting the registration of offensive and disparaging trade marks is against free speech rights. This case has interesting implications for all trade mark registries,…
  • Jun 19

    GII shows innovation momentum in Sub Saharan Africa

    GII shows innovation momentum in Sub Saharan Africa
    Last week WIPO, Cornell University, INSEAD and their knowledge partners published their annual Global Innovation Index GII 2017. This index is a global benchmarking tool for determining the state of innovation on the…
  • Jun 15

    Protectable Interests for Franchisors - The case of the not so Perfect 10

    Protectable Interests for Franchisors - The case of the not so Perfect 10
     Today I was asked by my colleague Lita Miti-Qamata to present on a case in her monthly discussions that had a number of handy lessons for stakeholders in the franchise industry, including lawyers.  It is a Pretoria High…
Rank this Week: 492

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jun 19

    Cleveland Clinic Decision Highlights Catch-22 Of Personalized Medicine Patent

    Cleveland Clinic Decision Highlights Catch-22 Of Personalized Medicine Patent
    The Federal Circuit decision in Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics LLC, strikes another blow against the patent eligibility of diagnostic methods and highlights the difficulty of enforcing personalized medicine…
  • Jun 12

    Supreme Court Biosimilar Patent Dance Decision Largely Favors Biosimilar

    Supreme Court Biosimilar Patent Dance Decision Largely Favors Biosimilar
    On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. (No. 15-1039), deciding that 42 U.S.C. § 262(l)(9)(C) sets forth the exclusive federal remedy for failing to provide a copy of the…
  • Jun 11

    Industry Perspectives On The Biosimilar Patent Dance

    Industry Perspectives On The Biosimilar Patent Dance
    The Supreme Court could issue its decision in the Amgen v. Sandoz biosimilar patent dance case any day now. Last week I participated in a panel discussion with industry stakeholders considering how the decision might–or might…
Rank this Week: 291

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers copyright and intellectual property law. By the Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC.

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Jun 19

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium
    The U.S. Copyright Office today announces the posting of redlines comparing the current version of Compendium of Copyright Office Practices (Third), which was released December 22, 2014, and the public draft of Compendium (Third), which…
  • Jun 15

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration
    The U.S. Copyright Office announces that, as of July 17, it will for the first time begin accepting applications for supplementary copyright registration—used to correct or amplify information set forth in a basic…
  • Jun 13

    PhotoAttorney Blog: Top 50 Copyright Blog

    PhotoAttorney Blog: Top 50 Copyright Blog
    PhotoAttorney blog is honored to be selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 50 Copyright Blogs on the web. These Top 50 blogs are ranked based on following criteria: Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on…
Rank this Week: 308

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jun 19

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium
    The U.S. Copyright Office today announces the posting of redlines comparing the current version of Compendium of Copyright Office Practices (Third), which was released December 22, 2014, and the public draft of Compendium (Third), which…
  • Jun 15

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration
    The U.S. Copyright Office announces that, as of July 17, it will for the first time begin accepting applications for supplementary copyright registration—used to correct or amplify information set forth in a basic…
  • Jun 13

    PhotoAttorney Blog: Top 50 Copyright Blog

    PhotoAttorney Blog: Top 50 Copyright Blog
    PhotoAttorney blog is honored to be selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 50 Copyright Blogs on the web. These Top 50 blogs are ranked based on following criteria: Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on…
Rank this Week: 380

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

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

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Jun 19

    Coach + Kate Spade = Quirky, Preppy, Playfully Sophisticated Grippable

    Coach + Kate Spade = Quirky, Preppy, Playfully Sophisticated Grippable
    Coach, the maker of luxury handbags and various other grippable accessories, announced that it will buy Kate Spade, a competitor in the luxury handbag arena. Both companies also sell clothing and other products, but they are probably best…
  • Jun 8

    Cheaper, Faster, … Better?

    Cheaper, Faster, … Better?
    In its quest to improve the accuracy of the trademark register, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (the “PTO”) has proposed a streamlined cancellation process for review and comment by August 14, 2017. The proposal would modify…
  • Jun 2

    Mr. Met Regrets His Error, But Will Survive

    Mr. Met Regrets His Error, But Will Survive
    It’s an old story: the company has associated itself with a particular celebrity in advertisements and other promotions, and now things have gone off the rails for that celebrity. Suddenly, Hertz’s long use of OJ Simpson to…
Rank this Week: 433

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Jun 12

    They Invented What? (No. 159)

    They Invented What? (No. 159)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,784,792: Method and device for recognition of a collision with a pedestrian.   What is claimed is: 1. A method of detecting a pedestrian impact…
  • Jun 9

    They Invented What? (No. 14)

    They Invented What? (No. 14)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,805,654:  Motor vehicle sunshields and sunshield making methods.    I claim: 1. A sun shield for automobiles comprising: a main rod,…
  • May 13

    Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) – IP Presentation – May 9, 2017

    Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) – IP Presentation – May 9, 2017
    Had the pleasure of presenting on IP topics for a young group of entrepreneurs in Richland County this past week, at the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). YEA! is a year-long program that teaches students in grades 6-12 how to start and run…
Rank this Week: 396

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 499

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: 477

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 349

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: 438

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: 456

Now, Why Didn't I Think of That?

Now, Why Didn't I Think of That?

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright, and intellectual property. By Sander Gelsing.

http://www.gelsing.ca/blog
  • Apr 2

    What is a Patent

    What is a Patent
    A patent is the grant to a patentee, or inventor, of an exclusive right, privilege and liberty of making, constructing or using the invention and selling it to others to be used. In Canada the legal owner of an invention can obtain a patent…
  • Apr 1

    What is a Trademark

    What is a Trademark
    A trade-mark can consist of a word, slogan, logo, symbol, design or any combination thereof, adopted and used by a manufacturer or merchant to identify his or her goods or services and to distinguish them from those manufactured and sold by…
  • Feb 1

    How to patent an Idea?

    How to patent an Idea?
      Do you have an idea or an invention that you think you should maybe patent? If so, we can assist with patenting that idea or doing some patent searching to see if it has been done before. We normally start things off with an initial…
Rank this Week: 444

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

Covers IP, technology and media news. By Stacia Lay of Hendricks & Lewis PLLC.

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
  • Jan 22

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey
    Back in November 2014, Crayola filed suit against Alex Toys in federal court in Missouri alleging claims for counterfeiting, trademark dilution and infringement, and unfair competition under federal and Missouri state law.  You can read…
  • Jan 22

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey
    Back in November 2014, Crayola filed suit against Alex Toys in federal court in Missouri alleging claims for counterfeiting, trademark dilution and infringement, and unfair competition under federal and Missouri state law.  You can read…
  • Jan 22

    Ninth Circuit: First Sale Doctrine Defeats Copyright Infringement Claim in Omega v. Costco Dispute Over Watche

    Ninth Circuit: First Sale Doctrine Defeats Copyright Infringement Claim in Omega v. Costco Dispute Over Watche
    This long-running dispute involves the sale of watches in the United States that were purchased on the "gray market" overseas.  Omega sold the watches--manufactured in Switzerland--to authorized distributors overseas.  Third parties…
Rank this Week: 370

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: 452

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: 399

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Jun 25

    Pleading Patent Infringement: Claim Chart Required (Redux)?

    Pleading Patent Infringement: Claim Chart Required (Redux)?
    For a plaintiff to state a cause of action for patent infringement, some courts hold that  general allegations – without an infringement claim chart – suffice.  Here are two examples of courts joining other courts at the…
  • Jun 20

    “Virtually Free From Interference” Not Indefinite Claim Term

    “Virtually Free From Interference” Not Indefinite Claim Term
    In a precedential and split decision, the Federal Circuit reversed the International Trade Commission and found patent claims reciting the term “virtually free from interference” not indefinite. One-E-Way, Inc., v.…
  • Jun 18

    Patent-Eligibility Lessons from the PTAB (No. 2)

    Patent-Eligibility Lessons from the PTAB (No. 2)
    Want an example of a business method patent claim that survived the Alice patent-eligibility test?  Today’s second installment in our series summarizing Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) patent-eligibility decisions in ex parte…
Rank this Week: 904