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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 19

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Congressman Frank Wolf asks US attorney to look into possible fraud at the US Patent Office

    Congressman Frank Wolf asks US attorney to look into possible fraud at the US Patent Office
    In a post GOP congressman seeks criminal prosecution of patent office cheating , Lisa Rein wrote“There must be a zero-tolerance policy for fraud and abuse,” Wolf wrote Monday (Sept. 15, 2014) to U.S. Attorney Dana Boente, the…
  • Sep 17

    Fallout from CAFC decision in Apple/VirnetX case

    Fallout from CAFC decision in Apple/VirnetX case
    In VirnetX to Vringo’s Lost Millions Show Patent Peril , Susan Decker noted that other patent licensing companies were impacted by the Virnetx/Apple CAFC decision of Sept. 16, 2014:Other public companies that rely on patent licensing…
  • Sep 16

    Apple escapes the Nash Bargaining Solution in VIRNETX case

    Apple escapes the Nash Bargaining Solution in VIRNETX case
    from VIRNETX v. Cisco and Apple :For the reasons that follow, we affirm the jury’s findingsthat none of the asserted claims are invalid and thatmany of the asserted claims of the ’135 and ’151 patentsare infringed by…
Rank this Week: 31

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

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

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 56

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

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

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

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

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
Rank this Week: 90

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 16

    FDA Announces "Purple Book"

    FDA Announces "Purple Book"
    By Paul Tully -- The new phone book is here? No, but close. The Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") announced on Friday that it has published its first listing of approved biologic drugs. The list will be supplemented with approved…
  • Sep 15

    PTAB Decides Inter Partes Review of Patent at Issue in Ariosa v. Sequenom

    PTAB Decides Inter Partes Review of Patent at Issue in Ariosa v. Sequenom
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- On September 2nd, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) entered judgment in an inter partes review styled Ariosa Diagnostics v. Isis Innovation Ltd. (IPR 2012-00022). The Board found that Ariosa demonstrated, by a…
  • Sep 15

    USPTO Extends Deadline for Comments to Help Improve PTAB Proceeding

    USPTO Extends Deadline for Comments to Help Improve PTAB Proceeding
    By Andrew Williams -- If you were planning on letting the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office know how you feel about the use of the "Broadest Reasonable Interpretation" standard for claim construction during PTAB trials or the near…
Rank this Week: 98

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Sep 16

    Today: ABA CLE Webinar on Disparaging Trademark Rejections at the PTO

    Today: ABA CLE Webinar on Disparaging Trademark Rejections at the PTO
    Hurry up and register for this webinar , in which LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® (that’s me) will be participating as comic relief, on the topic of the refusal to register “disparaging” trademarks such as REDSKINS…
  • Sep 8

    Jell-O’s branding race to the bottom

    Jell-O’s branding race to the bottom
    Poor old Jell-O® Brand Gelatin.  It once billed itself as The World’s Most Favorite Dessert.  Remember the old Jell-O brand profile, at least the one that dominated for the better part of the last generation?:…
  • Sep 5

    Does Macy’s tell Gimbel’s?

    Does Macy’s tell Gimbel’s?
    Originally posted 2006-07-05 19:27:20. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOkay, so that dates me a tad. Well, does Pepsi tell Coke — that Coke employees are trying to sell Coca-Cola secrets to them? Of course they do: Three people were…
Rank this Week: 100

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    Kendrick Lamar Sued For Infringing Music Copyrights In Rigamortus Song

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

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

    Levi’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Stussy’s Jeans Is Not Horseplay
    Levi Strauss & Co. has been making jeans forever and owns some of the earliest trademarks registered at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The trademarks at issue involve Levi’s two-horses pulling on a pair of jeans design, one…
Rank this Week: 117

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: 122

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Sep 17

    Survey on Fields-of-Study for Patent Practice

    Survey on Fields-of-Study for Patent Practice
    Stephen Mason and Austin Talley are conducting a survey of patent practitioners when the focus on: What technical subjects should undergraduate degree candidates considering patent law study? Take the survey…
  • Sep 16

    Important Damages Opinion: VirnetX v. Cisco and Apple

    Important Damages Opinion: VirnetX v. Cisco and Apple
    By Jason Rantanen VirnetX, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)  Virnetx v Cisco Panel: Prost (author) and Chen Plaintiffs VirnetX and Science Applications International Corporation obtained a successful verdict against Apple…
  • Sep 16

    Is VPN Software Patent Eligible?

    Is VPN Software Patent Eligible?
    VirnetX v. Cisco and Apple (Fed. Cir. 2014) An E.D. Texas jury sided with the patentee VirnetX — finding that the four asserted patents are not-invalid and that Apple’s VPN-On-Demand and FaceTime products infringe.…
Rank this Week: 131

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 11

    Thursday thingie

    Thursday thingie
    Iraqi instrument of accessionFrom ISIS to IP.  Never mind the war, the hard-pressed government of Iraq has taken a little time out from its fight for survival against the impending ISIS-proclaimed caliphate which is swelling up within…
  • Sep 11

    BREAKING NEWS: CJEU says that libraries may digitise books and make them available at e-reading points, and that licences do not prevent exception

    BREAKING NEWS: CJEU says that libraries may digitise books and make them available at e-reading points, and that licences do not prevent exception
    Another copyright-ful day at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)! This morning the Court issued its decision in Case C-117/13 Technische Universität Darmstadt v Eugen Ulmer KG [not yet available -- press release…
  • Sep 10

    You can't keep a Deadmau5 down: Ferrari roars but Nissan purr

    You can't keep a Deadmau5 down: Ferrari roars but Nissan purr
    Every true celebrity, in every walk of life, has his or her own way of attracting attention. Justin Bieber, Paris Hilton, Jose Mourinho, Kylie Minogue, Usein Bolt, Vladimir Putin -- this Kat is stopping here since, the more he thinks about…
Rank this Week: 130

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

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

    Unobtrusive Manner

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

    Abstraction Transaction

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

    Not Bingo

    Not Bingo
    Planet Bingo got patents for a computer managing a game of bingo, starting with parent 6,398,646. It assertion against VKGS lasted only until summary judgment, where all claims were found patent ineligible under § 101. Like Alice and…
Rank this Week: 129

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • May 23

    Why Startups Should Always Do Patent Searche

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

    How To Regain Your Social Networking Virginity

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

    Top 10 Reasons Shane Victorino is Worth 22 Seconds of Music

    Top 10 Reasons Shane Victorino is Worth 22 Seconds of Music
    Don’t worry, about a thing, ’cause every little thing, gonna be all right! Remember when the NHL changed rules to require helmets? And it grandfathered the “old school” players? Well, MLB has reduced the time alloted…
Rank this Week: 145

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Sep 3

    IP|Rezension: Rehmann, Designrecht

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

    IP|Job: Referendariat in Berlin

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

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

    KG Berlin zur Anwendbarkeit der §§ 193 BGB, 222 ZPO im Eilverfahren
    Das LG Berlin nimmt bekanntlich an, dass im Eilverfahren ein zweimonatiges Zuwarten nicht dringlichkeitsschädlich ist. Im vorliegenden Fall war der letzte Tag dieser zwei-Monats-”Frist” ein Sonntag. Die Antragstellerin stellt…
Rank this Week: 165

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    T1641/09 : invention de problème

    T1641/09 : invention de problème
    Par rapport au capteur de pression décrit par D9, le problème technique objectif est de procurer une installation du module émetteur après fixation du capteur à la tubulure dans un environnement hostile. Ce…
  • Sep 14

    T712/12 : recevabilités d'un document et d'une attaque d'activité inventive

    T712/12 : recevabilités d'un document et d'une attaque d'activité inventive
    L'Opposante avait soumis un document D12, état de la technique selon l'Art 54(3) CBE un peu plus de 3 mois avant la procédure orale de recours, et environ 2 mois après la convocation à ladite procédure…
  • Sep 11

    Représentation devant la JUB

    Représentation devant la JUB
     Selon l'article 48.2 de l'Accord relatif à la JUB, les parties pourraient être représentées par des mandataires agréés devant l'OEB "possédant les qualifications appropriées, telles…
Rank this Week: 185

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

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

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Sep 15

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

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

    Google Fights Genericide Claim (and Wins)

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

    Security Audit of Safeplug “Tor in a Box”

    Security Audit of Safeplug “Tor in a Box”
    Last month at the FOCI workshop, we presented a security analysis of the Safeplug, a $49 box which promised users “complete security and anonymity” online by sending all of their web traffic through the Tor onion routing network.…
Rank this Week: 193

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

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

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Sep 12

    Free/Low Cost IP Statute Supplement

    Free/Low Cost IP Statute Supplement
    It used to be that almost every intellectual property attorney would personally have a printed copy of all of the U.S. patent, trademark and copyright statutes sitting on their desk. Every year, a new edition would be bought to replace the…
  • Sep 10

    The use of “characterized in that” in claims filed in the United State

    The use of “characterized in that” in claims filed in the United State
    PCT Rule 6.3(b) states that: Whenever appropriate, claims shall contain: (i) a statement indicating those technical features of the invention which are necessary for the definition of the claimed subject matter but which, in combination, are…
  • Sep 4

    Upcoming USPTO Webinar: “Patent Litigation Tool Kit”

    Upcoming USPTO Webinar: “Patent Litigation Tool Kit”
    The USPTO has announced a new webinar entitled the “PATENT LITIGATION ONLINE TOOL KIT”: Main street business owners and consumers have received letters accusing them of using a patented invention, along with demands for money to…
Rank this Week: 192

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: 204

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

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

http://271patent.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 202

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: 219

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • Jul 15

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

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

    Monsanto trata de patentar semilla de tomate resistente a enfermedad

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

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

    Los trolls intervinieron en dos tercios de los casos de infracciones de patente
    El número de casos presentados y concesiones de patentes alcanzó un máximo histórico en 2013,  los trolls de patentes que representan dos tercios de los casos de infracción , un aumento…
Rank this Week: 223

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: 233

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Sep 16

    Do It Again, OPEC

    Do It Again, OPEC
    OPEC is expected to reduce their production next year from 30 million to 29.5 million barrels a day at their next meeting in November, says Reuters. They cite OPEC Secretary General Abdallah Salem el-Badri for this expectation. Already…
  • Sep 16

    “Germans Have Been Buying Price Decline”

    “Germans Have Been Buying Price Decline”
    From this article by Justin Gillis at the New York Times on the transition to renewable energy in Germany. The whole quote would be “The Germans were not really buying power – they were buying price decline”, attributed to…
  • Sep 14

    My Book “Last Week” on Kindle

    My Book “Last Week” on Kindle
    I just published a Kindle version of my global warming bitcoin science fiction time travel novel “Last Week“. It is available at Amazon.com here for $0.99, and at Amazon.co.jp here for 1o4 yen.
Rank this Week: 255

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 254

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Silicon Valley x Fashion District = Blurred Line

    Silicon Valley x Fashion District = Blurred Line
    Growing up in the 80s, it’s amazing how both fashion and technology have evolved since Scrunchies and Commodore 64s – although a quite separate evolution. I can’t recall a fashionable pager (really, go try to find one), or a…
  • Sep 16

    Personal Brand: Beware of what Facebook is doing

    Personal Brand: Beware of what Facebook is doing
    - Aaron Keller, Managing Principal, Capsule There was a time, back in the day, when you could just “Google” yourself and that was the best way to assess the value of your personal brand. Simple quantifiable way to see how many…
  • Sep 15

    (Subway) Eat Flesh, An Effective Parody?

    (Subway) Eat Flesh, An Effective Parody?
      This past weekend one of my sons said, “Dad, I have a good blog topic for you.” After he explained, it was clear, yes, son you do! So, he sent me the photo to the left. It is one that he recently snapped at a…
Rank this Week: 279

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 270

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

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

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Sep 17

    Chinese Biz in U.S.: Turnabout is Fair Play

    Chinese Biz in U.S.: Turnabout is Fair Play
    It’s of crucial importance for senior management of Chinese companies operating in the United States to adjust their mindsets, remain open-minded to differences and get ready to work closely with local professionals in order to grow…
  • Sep 16

    Academics Get Caught Up in Debate Over China’s Int…

    Academics Get Caught Up in Debate Over China’s Int…
    Academics Get Caught Up in Debate Over China’s Interest Rates | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1qbJEgX © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Sep 16

    China’s Environmental Awakening | New York Times h…

    China’s Environmental Awakening | New York Times h…
    China’s Environmental Awakening | New York Times nyti.ms/XcmZdq © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 282

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    SUNNY HAZE Confusable With PURPLE HAZE for Beer, Says TTAB

    SUNNY HAZE Confusable With PURPLE HAZE for Beer, Says TTAB
    The Board sustained this Section 2(d) opposition to registration of SUNNY HAZE for "beer; brewed malt-based alcoholic beverage in the nature of a beer," finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark PURPLE HAZE for beer,…
  • Sep 16

    Precedential No. 36: TTAB Reverses Refusal of Service Mark Specimen for Financial Service

    Precedential No. 36: TTAB Reverses Refusal of Service Mark Specimen for Financial Service
    The Board has re-designated as precedential its ruling in In re McGowan Publishing Company, Inc., Serial No. 77582970 (June 27, 2013), wherein the Board reversed a refusal to register the mark CASHFLOW UNITS for "investment products, namely,…
  • Sep 16

    Reminder: TTAB and PTAB Come to Boston: October 3rd

    Reminder: TTAB and PTAB Come to Boston: October 3rd
    Not many seats left! You may choose to attend one or both hearings. On Friday, October 3rd, the USPTO's Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) and Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) will hold hearings in the Moot Court Room on the…
Rank this Week: 284

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Sep 16

    Want to Deface a Banksy Mural? Think Again

    Want to Deface a Banksy Mural? Think Again
    It could cost you five months of jail time, probation, and $13,000 restoration fees. 
  • Sep 16

    “The fair-­use privilege … is not designed to protect lazy appropriators.”

    “The fair-­use privilege … is not designed to protect lazy appropriators.”
    I’ve been called a lot of things (including, “lawyer”), but one thing I can be proud of is never having been called a liar. I’ve been saying that appropriation-for-appropriation’s sake is nothing but pure…
  • Sep 16

    Distraction, an Artist’s and Lawyer’s Best Friend

    Distraction, an Artist’s and Lawyer’s Best Friend
    “It’s to keep living in a way one wants to live and work; to distract constructively; to distract in ways that are in themselves satisfying; to do things that are intrinsically gratifying,” he says. “Melancholy is not…
Rank this Week: 328

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/
  • Sep 16

    Texas Supreme Court Limits Reach of Pre-suit Discovery (Guest Blog Post)

    Texas Supreme Court Limits Reach of Pre-suit Discovery (Guest Blog Post)
    [Eric's introduction: this guest blog post comes from Ed Cavazos of Bracewell & Giuliani in Austin, Texas, who I've known for 20 years. Ed was part of the first wave of lawyers and scholars focusing on Internet law, and he...
  • Sep 15

    California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews (Forbes Cross-Post)

    California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews (Forbes Cross-Post)
    Increasingly, businesses are looking for ways to suppress or erase consumers’ negative online reviews of them. In particular, we’ve recently seen a proliferation of contract clauses purporting to stop consumers from reviewing…
  • Sep 10

    Ninth Circuit Says Yelp Doesn’t Extort Businesses–Levitt v. Yelp (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Ninth Circuit Says Yelp Doesn’t Extort Businesses–Levitt v. Yelp (Forbes Cross-Post)
    For years, Yelp has been dogged by allegations that it manipulates user reviews to coerce businesses to advertise with it. While businesses aren’t likely to stop grumbling about these concerns any time soon, a federal appellate court…
Rank this Week: 333

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Sep 15

    G & G Joins J & J in Suing for Illegal Interception of Championship Fight

    G & G Joins J & J in Suing for Illegal Interception of Championship Fight
    South Bend, Indiana - An intellectual property attorney for G & G Circuit Events, LLC ("G & G") of Campbell, California sued in the Northern District of Indiana alleging that Juan Aguirre, Beatriz Zarate, Graciela Valles and Taqueria…
  • Sep 12

    J & J Sports Productions Sues For Illegal Interception of Satellite Signal

    J & J Sports Productions Sues For Illegal Interception of Satellite Signal
    Hammond & South Bend, Indiana - An attorney for J & J Sports Productions, Inc., of Campbell, California filed two Indiana intellectual property lawsuits alleging illegal interception of programming. The first lawsuit was…
  • Sep 11

    Loretta Rush Sworn in as Chief Justice of Indiana Supreme Court

    Loretta Rush Sworn in as Chief Justice of Indiana Supreme Court
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Loretta H. Rush (pictured)succeeds former Chief Justice Brent Dickson as Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court. Rush was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by then-Governor Mitch Daniels in 2012.…
Rank this Week: 319

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 325

Delaware IP Law Blog

Delaware IP Law Blog

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

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

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent

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

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

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

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim
    Judge Richard G. Andrews recently granted plaintiff St. Jude's motion to dismiss defendant Volcano Corp.'s inequitable conduct counterclaim and affirmative defense. St. Jude Medical v. Volcano Corp., C.A. No. 12-441-RGA (D. Del. June 11,…
Rank this Week: 348

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

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

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
  • Oct 11

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?

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

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing

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

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing
    Written By: Tracy Weintstein Technology, technology, technology. It is all we hear and read about, and whether we like it or not, technology is rapidly altering the world around us. Some are completely intrigued by it and some begrudgingly…
Rank this Week: 341

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/
Rank this Week: 376

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Sep 14

    Abuse of Process in a UDRP Proceeding

    Abuse of Process in a UDRP Proceeding
    Abuse of process in a UDRP proceeding carries risk for reverse domain name hijacking if respondent appears and proves complainant has falsified the facts. There have undoubtedly been cases in which complainant prevails solely because…
  • Sep 14

    Betting Respondent Will Default

    Betting Respondent Will Default
    Statistically, respondents default approximately 85% of the time. In many of these disputes there can be no defense as indicated by a quick review of the domain names incorporating well known trademarks or if lesser known populating websites…
  • Sep 7

    Non-Authorized Use of Trademark

    Non-Authorized Use of Trademark
    Non-authorized use of trademark is not prohibited as long as the use is fair, but “fair” is narrowly defined under UDRP/URS jurisprudence although it could be for a commercial purpose. So, for example, it is not improper to…
Rank this Week: 363

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: 365

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

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

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

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

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

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

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 383

Philip Brooks' Patent Infringement…

Philip Brooks' Patent Infringement Updates

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

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

    Pilot Patent Case Program May Bring More Litigation to Western PA

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

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

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

    Reasonable Royalty Damages: A Return to the Root

    Reasonable Royalty Damages: A Return to the Root
    The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education are sponsoring the above-titled live webinar on Tuesday, February 14, 2012:
Rank this Week: 392

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/
  • Aug 10

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

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

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

    ACI "Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law" Conference, Boston, MA, July 28-29
    We are proud that McAndrews Shareholder Nabeela Rasheed will be one of the featured speakers at American Conference Institute's inaugural "Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law" conference in Boston, July 28-29. Dr. Rasheed will be speaking on…
  • Jun 22

    Meet Us at BIO 2014 in San Diego!

    Meet Us at BIO 2014 in San Diego!
    A group of twelve attorneys from McAndrews, Held & Malloy will be attending BIO 2014 in San Diego this week, and we're hosting a cocktail reception on Tuesday night. Please join us if you'll be attending BIO!
Rank this Week: 415

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jun 5

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

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

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

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

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

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer
    Professor Todd Henderson leads an engaging discussion with Yammer Founder and CEO, David Sacks. David has been involved in the Internet space more than 10 years as an entrepreneur, executive and investor, starting with PayPal in 1999. He…
Rank this Week: 435

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Sep 17

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy
    According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, there is a potential 4.15 gigawatts of energy which can be collected from offshore wind collection around the country’s waters. The total electric generating capacity of the entire…
  • Sep 16

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?
    In the 10 planned work days during September 2014, it does not seem as if the House of Representatives will take up the Innovation Act or any modifications thereto that might sweeten the bill for the Senate. So what happened between August 8,…
  • Sep 16

    Patent Drafting: Employing Claim Differentiation to Ensure Broad Construction

    Patent Drafting: Employing Claim Differentiation to Ensure Broad Construction
    To bring this principle to bear on the problem of claim breadth, consider a patent disclosing only a single embodiment, with a main claim whose scope extends beyond that of the embodiment (yet inside the ambit of any cited prior art). As…
Rank this Week: 484

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Sep 17

    House Judiciary Committee Considers Federal Trade Secret Legislation

    House Judiciary Committee Considers Federal Trade Secret Legislation
    With increased activity regarding proposed federal trade secret legislation expected this month and for the remainder of the fall Congressional session, Seyfarth Shaw’s dedicated Trade Secrets group has created a resource page on its…
  • Sep 15

    Upcoming Client Webinar: Ins and Outs of Prosecuting and Defending Trade Secret Injunction Case

    Upcoming Client Webinar: Ins and Outs of Prosecuting and Defending Trade Secret Injunction Case
    On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Central, Seyfarth attorneys, Justin Beyer, Dawn Mertineit and James Yu will present the seventh installment in its series of 2014 Trade Secret Webinars. They will focus on the issues confronting…
  • Sep 12

    Ten-Day Interruption In Employment Necessitates New Non-Compete

    Ten-Day Interruption In Employment Necessitates New Non-Compete
    An employee who had executed a two-year non-compete was let go.  He returned to work 10 days later but was not asked to sign a new agreement.  More than two years after his return, he was terminated and became an employee of a…
Rank this Week: 501

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 502

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 17

    Next Up, Incest

    Next Up, Incest
    Anthony C. Infanti, Big (Gay) Love: Has the IRS Legalized Polygamy?, N.C.L. Rev. Addendum (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Lily KahngGay marriage opponents love to fear monger about the slippery slope of extending marriage beyond…
  • Sep 16

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye
    Valentina Vadi, War, Memory, and Culture: The Uncertain Legal Status of Historic Sunken Warships Under International Law, 37 Tul. Mar. L. J. 333 (2013).Stephen UriceFull fathom five thy father…
  • Sep 15

    Just the Beginning: Studying the Global Demography of Lawyer

    Just the Beginning: Studying the Global Demography of Lawyer
    Ethan Michelson, Women in the Legal Profession, 1970-2010: A Study of the Global Supply of Lawyers, 20 Ind. J. Global Legal Stud. 1071 (2013).Sida LiuIn the past a few decades, feminization has been one of the most notable…
Rank this Week: 531

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Sep 16

    Proposed IP Matter Management Invention Disclosure Scheme

    Proposed IP Matter Management Invention Disclosure Scheme
    I recently received a note form an in-house counsel asking for feedback on a proposed standard for invention disclosures.  This is an offshoot of LEDES (www.ledes.org) by representatives from universities, law firms, companies, and…
  • May 19

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance
    Last chance to register for a free webinar is available on the new US Patent & Trademark Office Guidelines. When:                 This Wednesday, May 21st from 1pm – 2pm…
  • May 19

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance
    Last chance to register for a free webinar is available on the new US Patent & Trademark Office Guidelines. When:                 This Wednesday, May 21st from 1pm – 2pm…
Rank this Week: 527