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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    Michelle Obama on NCIS

    Michelle Obama on NCIS
    Per the previews, NCIS on 3 May 2016 discussed "Joining Forces" at the 24 minute mark, and Michelle Obamaappeared at the 53 minute mark. Character Gibbs said "Honor to serve ma'am".The underlying issue was the lack of bar reciprocity…
  • May 3

    Washington Post not telling full story on Cuozzo/IPR?

    Washington Post not telling full story on Cuozzo/IPR?
    From a Washington Post piece on the Cuozzo case, and the ambiguities left by Congress as to IPR in the AIA:The problem: Congress never told the agency [USPTO] how it was supposed to review contested patents, so the Patent Office decided to…
  • May 2

    Plagiarism incident at the Naval War College; result different from the Walsh affair at Army War College?

    Plagiarism incident at the Naval War College; result different from the Walsh affair at Army War College?
    ForeignPolicy reports an incident of plagiarism at the Naval War College, which apparently ended differentlythan the Walsh incident at the Army War College.See How not to handle plagiarism: An example from the Naval War CollegeAccording to…
Rank this Week: 40

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 3

    Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte Ltd. v. Asustek Computer, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2016)

    Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte Ltd. v. Asustek Computer, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2016)
    "Quick Look Test" Used by District Court to Support Lack of Preemption and Find Software Claims Patent Eligible By Joseph Herndon -- On April 15, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an Order Denying a…
  • May 2

    Amici Support Certiorari in Sequenom v. Ariosa

    Amici Support Certiorari in Sequenom v. Ariosa
    By Donald Zuhn –- In response to Sequenom's March 21 petition for certiorari seeking Supreme Court review of the Federal Circuit's decision in Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc. (see "Sequenom Petitions for Certiorari"), a total…
  • May 1

    USPTO Seeks Comments on New Patent Quality Metric

    USPTO Seeks Comments on New Patent Quality Metric
    By Donald Zuhn –- In a notice published in the Federal Register (81 Fed. Reg. 16142) last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that new patent quality metrics were being designed for use in FY2017 and that the Office…
Rank this Week: 56

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Intellectual Property Challenges in the Bio-Pharmaceutical Field

    Intellectual Property Challenges in the Bio-Pharmaceutical Field
    There are two threats to using securitization to solve one of the primary problems in the bio-pharmaceutical field--funding research and development of new pharmaceuticals in the United States. …
  • May 4

    BREAKING NEWS: CJEU says Tobacco Products Directive is valid

    BREAKING NEWS: CJEU says Tobacco Products Directive is valid
    The IPKat has been obsessively following the debate upon tobacco plain packaging and, as to the European Union, the tumultuous course of Directive 2014/40/EU (Tobacco Products Directive) on"the manufacture, presentation and sale of…
  • May 3

    Universal Music secures summary judgment against IFP for copyright infringement

    Universal Music secures summary judgment against IFP for copyright infringement
    This Kat hates long-haul flights, but is grateful that airlines have improved entertainment packages in an effort to make the journey less dull. She recently learnt that this in-flight entertainment is not just a source of boredom relief, but…
Rank this Week: 63

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 3

    Fictitious Versus Fake Branding

    Fictitious Versus Fake Branding
    – Mark Prus, Principal, NameFlash Creating fictitious names for products is standard practice in many industries. Creating a brand that evokes a certain image or feeling is so commonplace that most of us don’t think twice about…
  • May 2

    Heading to Orlando Later This Month?

    Heading to Orlando Later This Month?
    After returning from a great set of collaborative meetings with other members of the Executive Leadership Board at the University of Iowa’s College of Pharmacy, let’s say, we’re now looking forward to AIPLA’s Spring…
  • Apr 29

    What do you mean(s) we lost?!?

    What do you mean(s) we lost?!?
    Tomita Technologies USA, LLC was handed a devastating loss earlier this week in its long-enduring battle with Nintendo over stereoscopic (i.e. 3D) image technology.  Back in 2013, Nintendo lost a patent infringement jury trial in the…
Rank this Week: 79

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 4

    Practitioner Strategies for Living in a Post-Cuozzo World

    Practitioner Strategies for Living in a Post-Cuozzo World
    It seems difficult to reconcile the Respondent’s principal argument that two standards should still apply: that is, that the PTAB should be permitted to continue applying its policy-derived broad BRI standard for construing patent claim…
  • May 4

    Predicting Cuozzo After Supreme Court Oral Argument

    Predicting Cuozzo After Supreme Court Oral Argument
    On Monday, April 25, 2016, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee, the first case in which the Supreme Court will decide issues relating to inter partes review (IPR) proceedings conducted by…
  • May 4

    Superhero Tech: Captain America’s shield presages bullet-stopping armor

    Superhero Tech: Captain America’s shield presages bullet-stopping armor
    In the world of superheroes, Captain America reigns as one of the most popular figures thanks in no small part to the original 1940’s comic book series as well as the recent string of films making up the Marvel Cinematic Universe.…
Rank this Week: 81

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 24

    No Reasonable Construction Would Save Plaintiff’s Patent Infringement Claim

    No Reasonable Construction Would Save Plaintiff’s Patent Infringement Claim
    Nalco Co. v. Chem-Mod, LLC, No. 14 C 2510, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 15, 2015) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah granted defendants’ motion to dismiss defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff Nalco’s Third Amended Complaint pursuant…
  • Feb 22

    Counterfeit Sales Warrant Statutory Damages, Permanent Injunction and Attorney’s Fee

    Counterfeit Sales Warrant Statutory Damages, Permanent Injunction and Attorney’s Fee
    Bulgari, S.P.A. V. Zou Xiaohong, No. 15 C 5148, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 15, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman granted in part plaintiff Bulgari’s motion for summary judgment of trademark infringement, a permanent injunction and its…
  • Feb 19

    Design Patent Functionality Decision is a Question of Law

    Design Patent Functionality Decision is a Question of Law
    Dyson, Inc. v. SharkNinja Operating LLC, No. 14 C 779, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 17, 2015) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah denied defendants’ (collectively “SharkNinja”) motion for reconsideration of the Court’s denial of…
Rank this Week: 100

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    USPTO Moves to Dismiss 4th Circuit HOUNDSTOOTH MAFIA Appeal

    USPTO Moves to Dismiss 4th Circuit HOUNDSTOOTH MAFIA Appeal
    On April 29, 2016, the USPTO filed a motion (here) to voluntarily dismiss its appeal from the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama in Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama v. Houndstooth Mafia…
  • May 3

    TTABlog Test: Is FLIP'N CHICKEN Confusable with FRICKIN' for Restaurant Services?

    TTABlog Test: Is FLIP'N CHICKEN Confusable with FRICKIN' for Restaurant Services?
    Fricker's opposed Samar Haddad's application to register the mark FLIP'N CHICKEN for "restaurant services, restaurants featuring home delivery, and take-out restaurant services" [CHICKEN disclaimed], claiming a likelihood of confusion with…
  • May 2

    Precedential No. 13: TTAB Dismisses 2(d) Claim but Finds MINIMELTS Merely Descriptive of Pharmaceutical

    Precedential No. 13: TTAB Dismisses 2(d) Claim but Finds MINIMELTS Merely Descriptive of Pharmaceutical
    The Board rendered a split decision in this opposition to registration of the marks MINIMELTS and MINI-MELTS for "pharmaceutical preparations for use as an expectorant." It dismissed opposer's Section 2(d) claim of likely confusion with the…
Rank this Week: 114

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 122

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: 134

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • May 4

    Free speech about trademarks and free speech

    Free speech about trademarks and free speech
    Speech about trademarks, trademark registrations and free speech have bubbled so verily to the top of the public imagination that it’s all over the official organ of free speech, the New York Times! Well, okay, that’s a bit…
  • Apr 28

    Wrong skillset for trademark registration

    Wrong skillset for trademark registration
    John Welch reports, at the TTABlog, about what you’d think would be a no-brainer: The Board affirmed a refusal to register the configuration shown below, for “electric skillets,” finding that Preston’s proof of…
  • Apr 25

    Strumming their fate

    Strumming their fate
    Originally posted 2006-06-06 20:39:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter We blogged a while ago about the Les Paul guitar lawsuit, based on the idea that the shape of the Les Paul guitar was a trademark of Gibson Guitars when the District of…
Rank this Week: 157

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • May 4

    What Mis-Use Of A Photo Might Be

    What Mis-Use Of A Photo Might Be
    Defendant allegedly ran photos of plaintiff models, to promote defendant’s resorts. Discussion of what tort this might be (false advertisement, unjust enrichment), and what it might not be (negligence per se). Also, complaint was a few…
  • May 4

    5th Circuit Extends Octane Fitness Fee Rule to Trademark

    5th Circuit Extends Octane Fitness Fee Rule to Trademark
    Noting the similarity between the language of Section 285 of the Patent Act, the Fifth Circuit extends Octane Fitness to cover Section 1117(a) of the Lanham Act as to what constittutes an exceptional case for purposes of awarding…
  • May 2

    Recent @TrademarkBlog Tweet

    Recent @TrademarkBlog Tweet
    43(B)log: FESC: Regulation by Internet Intermediarieshttps://t.co/euYVIU1N9Z — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) May 2, 2016 The IPKat: Freedom of panorama in France: could even a visit to Père Lachaise become a problem?…
Rank this Week: 192

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 181

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • May 4

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

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

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

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

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

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury
    Every year the NFL’s trademark attorneys aggressively send cease and desist letters to business using the term “Super Bowl,” threatening them with the trademark law equivalent of traumatic brain injury. Even churches are not granted…
Rank this Week: 180

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/
  • May 3

    PTAB Deems Method for Providing Funds to a Player at a Gaming Facility as Patent-Ineligible Subject Matter

    PTAB Deems Method for Providing Funds to a Player at a Gaming Facility as Patent-Ineligible Subject Matter
    Takeaway: A PTAB panel affirmed an Examiner's rejection of the claimed subject matter as being directed to patent-inelgible subject matter.  In part, the panel found the claimed subject matter was directed to the abstract idea…
  • Apr 21

    Obviousness roundup for March 2016

    Obviousness roundup for March 2016
    [Today's guest post is from Robert K S, who is a patent attorney from Cleveland, Ohio.]Countering obviousness rejections can be both the most quotidian and the most challenging task of the patent practitioner or pro se applicant. For those…
  • Apr 14

    Board reverses 101 rejection of a method claim reciting particular machine component

    Board reverses 101 rejection of a method claim reciting particular machine component
    Takeaway:  A PTAB panel found that the Examiner failed to establish a prima facie case of unpatentability in reversing an Examiner’s § 101 rejection relating to hardware/software technology for establishing…
Rank this Week: 226

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: 231

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • May 4

    Congress passes Defend Trade Secrets Act by overwhelming margin

    Congress passes Defend Trade Secrets Act by overwhelming margin
    On April 27, 2016, the United States House of Representatives passed S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), by a vote of 410-2. Only Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) voted against the bill.…
  • May 3

    Rovi sues Comcast for patent infringement of TV guide patent

    Rovi sues Comcast for patent infringement of TV guide patent
    On April 1, 2016, Rovi Corporation filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Comcast in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division. In the complaint, which is quite detailed and very long (174 pages), Rovi is asking for a preliminary…
  • Apr 19

    Eli Lilly, Pfizer among those supporting Sequenom cert petition

    Eli Lilly, Pfizer among those supporting Sequenom cert petition
    Recently, a group of amici led by Eli Lilly filed an amici curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in the matter of Sequenom, Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. The Eli Lilly brief was filed in support of the petitioner, Sequenom. Eli…
Rank this Week: 264

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    CFP: IP + Race, at Boston College

    CFP: IP + Race, at Boston College
    The IP + Race conference hosted by Boston College in April 2017, sponsored by Jessica Silbey, Anjali Vats, Deidre Keller, and Amit Basole, is seeking participants.  They are expecting special musical guests for the conference as…
  • May 3

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Open Mic

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Open Mic
    Official description: Panelists from previous sessions and observers may sign up at the roundtable to comment on topics discussed during earlier panels or raise and discuss other pertinent issues.David Green, NBC Universal: what should the…
  • May 3

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Future of 512

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Future of 512
    (In homage to Jonathan Zittrain, I am giving this panel the nickname, The Future of the Internet and How To Stop It) Official description: General trends, including notice volume and other relevant empirical data; scalability and future…
Rank this Week: 255

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

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"
    Justin Driver is Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar. His principal research interests include constitutional law, constitutional theory, and the intersection of race with legal institutions. Prior…
  • Mar 9

    Laura Weinrib, “Freedom of Conscience and the Civil Liberties Path Not Taken”

    Laura Weinrib, “Freedom of Conscience and the Civil Liberties Path Not Taken”
    Recent efforts by opponents of same-sex marriage and reproductive rights to reorient their agenda around religious freedom have sparked an explosion of scholarship on religious claims for exemption from generally applicable laws. Professor…
  • Mar 8

    Dhammika Dharmapala, "The 'Credibility Revolution' in Empirical Law and Economics"

    Dhammika Dharmapala, "The 'Credibility Revolution' in Empirical Law and Economics"
    Dhammika Dharmapala is the Julius Kreeger Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. The 2016 Coase Lecture was presented on February 16, 2016.
Rank this Week: 254

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: 269

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 4

    Right Sized Patent

    Right Sized Patent
    Dennis Crouch Many progressive policies focus on reducing disparities (income, wealth, education, and opportunities) that reflect some social injustice between those at the top and those at the bottom of our social spectrum.…
  • May 3

    The Recent Federal Circuit Decision in Acorda Therapeutics v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals May Not be the Last Word on Personal Jurisdiction in ANDA Case

    The Recent Federal Circuit Decision in Acorda Therapeutics v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals May Not be the Last Word on Personal Jurisdiction in ANDA Case
    Guest Post By: Paul Dietze and Mini Kapoor, Haynes and Boone, LLP[1]  On March 18, 2016, the Federal Circuit held that Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Mylan”), a generic drug manufacturer, was subject to specific personal…
  • May 3

    Guest Post: The AIA, Inter Partes Review, and Takings Law

    Guest Post: The AIA, Inter Partes Review, and Takings Law
    In a provocative new article called “Taking Patents,” 72 Wash & Lee L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), Gregory Dolin (Baltimore) and Irina Manta (Hofstra) argue that the Federal Government effectuated a taking through its creation…
Rank this Week: 288

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 316

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 296

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Apr 30

    Can you copyright the Klingon language?

    Can you copyright the Klingon language?
    There has been a disturbance in the Force, have you felt it? Wait, wrong franchise. To Boldly Go Where No Copyright Suit Has Gone Before! Yes, Qapla’ ! Occasionally there are cases that seem to be tailor-made for legal geeks: Naruto v…
  • Apr 23

    European Court rules on copyright jurisdiction and private copying

    European Court rules on copyright jurisdiction and private copying
    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has once more helped to answer one of the most puzzling aspects of Internet regulation, where do things happen online? In particular, they have answered where can a copyright collective…
  • Apr 9

    Two Gikii events announced

    Two Gikii events announced
    There will be two Gikii events this year in September 2016. Gikii will be held in Australia and London thanks to the help of long-time Gikii enthusiasts Melissa de Zwart and Andrea Matwyshyn. Gikii Adelaide 2016 The first event will be hosted…
Rank this Week: 327

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Apr 29

    Monitoring Employee Communications: A Brave New World

    Monitoring Employee Communications: A Brave New World
    Over the last decade, communication via email and text has become a vital part of how many of us communicate in the workplace. In fact, most employees could not fathom the idea of performing their jobs without the use of email. For…
  • Apr 28

    U.S. Treasury Department Suggests That Non-Compete Reform is Necessary

    U.S. Treasury Department Suggests That Non-Compete Reform is Necessary
    The U.S. Department of Treasury recently released a study on the effect of non-compete agreements, taking a hard line with respect to their social and economic benefits and purported harms.  Specifically, while the authors of the study…
  • Apr 27

    What Does the Passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act Mean for Your Business?

    What Does the Passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act Mean for Your Business?
    On April 4, 2016, the Senate passed S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”).  Soon after, on April 20, 2016, the House Committee approved S. 1890 by voice vote.  Today, the DTSA will be voted on by…
Rank this Week: 314

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Apr 5

    No statutory damages in online copyright case where infringement continued after copyright registration

    No statutory damages in online copyright case where infringement continued after copyright registration
    If a copyright infringement begins before the plaintiff registers its copyright, and continues after the date of registration, can the plaintiff recover its attorney’s fees and statutory damages for the infringement that occurs after…
  • Apr 3

    Website operator not liable for copyright infringement despite lack of DMCA safe harbor protection

    Website operator not liable for copyright infringement despite lack of DMCA safe harbor protection
    Online platforms that allow user-generated content should take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which protect the platform in the event of a third party claim of copyright infringement…
  • Mar 19

    Court holds browsewrap agreement not enforceable

    Court holds browsewrap agreement not enforceable
    Plaintiff filed a consumer fraud class action lawsuit against defendant, the operator of an ecommerce website. Defendant moved to have the case heard by arbitration, arguing that the arbitration provision in its website’s terms of use…
Rank this Week: 301

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

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

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Mar 17

    How to Add Figure Numbers to Patent Drawings using Adobe Acrobat

    How to Add Figure Numbers to Patent Drawings using Adobe Acrobat
    If you ever need to quickly add figure numbers to a number of sheets of drawings (each having a single drawing per sheet) for a provisional patent application and you have version of Adobe Acrobat Pro with the built in bates numbering…
  • Jun 23

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

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015
    According to the USPTO, users will no longer be able to use Google Chrome to access PAIR/EFS-Web after September 2015. ADVISORY (22JUNE2015) In April 2015, Google Chrome removed the default ability to use the Java plug-in for browser version…
  • Sep 23

    USPTO First To File Roadshow

    USPTO First To File Roadshow
    Via this USPTO webpage: The USPTO will be hosting seven half-day roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). In…
Rank this Week: 290

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: 310

Counterfeit Chic

Counterfeit Chic

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

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

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

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

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

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

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP
    When Chris Burch's first C. Wonder store opened its lacquered lime-green doors, just around the corner from the distinctive lacquered orange doors of the original Tory Burch store, the visual association was striking.  The obvious question,…
Rank this Week: 303

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/
Rank this Week: 415

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
  • May 4

    Art & Law Program: Now Offering Fall 2016 Session

    Art & Law Program: Now Offering Fall 2016 Session
    Starting this year, the Art & Law Program will now offer a fall session. The 2016 fall session will meet at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) on W. 21st St., in NYC, on Monday nights from 6-9pm. The fall term will run from September…
  • May 3

    Villain or Victim? Public Mockery Follows Photographer Suing Instagram

    Villain or Victim? Public Mockery Follows Photographer Suing Instagram
    By Talia Kosh, Esq. According to an article on Torrent Freak, Jennifer Rondinelli Reilly sued Instagram last March for failing to remove unauthorized uses of her image-one in particular-featuring red lips and a microphone. [1] Photographer…
  • May 3

    Supremes to Decide Whether Cheerleading Uniforms Are Copyrightable

    Supremes to Decide Whether Cheerleading Uniforms Are Copyrightable
    The US Supreme Court has agreed to settle the dispute over whether cheer leading uniforms are protected by copyright law. It’s too bad Justice Scalia won’t be around to hear this case, as we can only imagine how much he would…
Rank this Week: 382

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
  • May 4

    Is the UDRP Biased in Favor of Trademark Owners?

    Is the UDRP Biased in Favor of Trademark Owners?
    Published in the New York State Bar Association Journal, May 2016, pp. 18-21 In an effort to combat a form of unlawful conduct on the Internet, which saw registrants purchasing domain names identical or confusingly similar to trademarks and…
  • May 2

    Warranties and Representations on Purchasing Domain Names: What are they Worth?

    Warranties and Representations on Purchasing Domain Names: What are they Worth?
    The WIPO Final Report published in April 1999 from which sprung the UDRP the following October is useful in shedding light on what the assembled constituencies had in mind in agreeing to particularly contentious issues. One of those issues…
  • Apr 25

    Trademark Owners’ Rights to Corresponding Earlier Registered Domain Name

    Trademark Owners’ Rights to Corresponding Earlier Registered Domain Name
    As I pointed out in last week’s essay, having trademark rights that come into existence later than registrations of corresponding domain names only gets complainants to first base; they have standing but no actionable claim. I also…
Rank this Week: 416

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 375

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/
  • May 4

    Context Shouldn’t be Everything: Online Libel and Evolving Standards of Liability

    Context Shouldn’t be Everything: Online Libel and Evolving Standards of Liability
    RonNell Anderson Jones & Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky, Of Reasonable Readers and Unreasonable Speakers: Libel Law in a Networked World, Va. J. Soc. Pol'y & L. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Ann BartowThough it can be uplifting…
  • May 3

    Bringing Values Back

    Bringing Values Back
    Cecilia Klingele, The Promises and Perils of Evidence-Based Corrections, 91 Notre Dame L. Rev. 101 (2015).Mary FanTo build coalitions on controversial issues where worldviews collide, you have to search for common or at least less…
  • May 2

    Process Failure on the Road to Obergefell

    Process Failure on the Road to Obergefell
    Josh Blackman and Howard M. Wasserman, The Process of Marriage Equality, 43 Hastings Const. L.Q. 243 (2016), available at SSRN.Kevin C. WalshIn The Process of Marriage Equality, Josh Blackman and Howard Wasserman provide a chronicle and…
Rank this Week: 398

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • May 3

    Forced Arbitration Is a Bad Deal

    Forced Arbitration Is a Bad Deal
    Justice for Telecommunications Consumers Act Would Thwart Unfair Arbitration Clauses What are you really agreeing to when you select “I agree” on a click-through contract? Whether you know it or not, you’re often agreeing…
  • May 3

    Yes, All DRM

    Yes, All DRM
    Everybody knows that the digital locks of DRM on the digital media you own is a big problem. If you’ve bought a digital book, album, or movie, you should be able to do what you want with it—whether that’s enjoying it…
  • May 2

    If CPICIBER Passes, WhatsApp Blockade in Brazil Could Be Taste of More Censorship To Come

    If CPICIBER Passes, WhatsApp Blockade in Brazil Could Be Taste of More Censorship To Come
    Just one day before a parliamentary commission is expected to recommend making such measures an explicit and permanent part of Brazilian law, Brazilians are getting a taste of what it feels like when ISPs can be ordered to block Internet…
Rank this Week: 423

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/
  • May 2

    State Bar of Texas President-Elect campaign

    State Bar of Texas President-Elect campaign
    Due to State Bar campaigning rules I haven't been able to say anything about this on the weblog before now - all activity has to be on dedicated campaign internet and social media websites - but back in December my...
  • Apr 29

    EDTX denies plaintiff's motion for "exceptional case" under 285 after willful infringement verdict

    EDTX denies plaintiff's motion for "exceptional case" under 285 after willful infringement verdict
    Last year a jury in Judge Richard Schell's court in Plano returned a verdict for the plaintiff in Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions v. Intersil Corp., 4:08cv0451, a complex breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, tortious…
  • Apr 28

    Five (or Six) More Patent Verdict

    Five (or Six) More Patent Verdict
    Have been out of the office a lot lately doing lawyer-like things and needed to catch up on recent patent verdicts. I posted previously on the first four of the year, with the second ending the string of six defense...
Rank this Week: 354

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Apr 27

    Twitter’s Trademark Policy Suck

    Twitter’s Trademark Policy Suck
    The odd case of @YarnAttic vs. @TheYarnAttic. [Editor’s note: Clocktower Law represents The Yarn Attic LLC of NJ (TheYarnAttic.com) in intellectual property matters and has its client’s permission to publish this article.]…
  • Apr 26

    Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (UUDRP)

    Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (UUDRP)
    (As Drafted by GiantPeople LLC on April 26, 2016) 1. Purpose. This Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (the “Policy” or “UUDRP”) was created to provide Service Providers whose services include user-created…
  • Apr 17

    17 Seconds #23

    17 Seconds #23
    Is Clocktower Law the best patent law firm in America? I was talking on the phone with an entrepreneur and prospective patent client (who did not hire us) when I said something like, “There are two ways to practice patent law: the…
Rank this Week: 392

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

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

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
Rank this Week: 396

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

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

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

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain
    The World’s Most popular Song You all know the tune, so why do you rarely hear the song Happy Birthday To You in movies and on television? The reason is that from 1988 until yesterday Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. had been demanding…
  • Mar 17

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow
    Des Moines patent attorney Brett J. Trout has just been named a Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only, upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges, and unanimous approval by…
Rank this Week: 432

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi
    Dear Readers: This is a post I co-wrote with Joe Wallin, who has published the almost identical post here. If you are investing in early stage companies, there are certain deal terms you want. Most you probably know already: if...
  • Mar 11

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

    A Gift from Congress to Angel
    The picture here was taken by Joe Wallin, who was on a panel with me, Gary Kocher of K&L Gates, Tom Alberg of Madrona Ventures, and Dan Rosen of the Alliance of Angels, talking to the Angel Capital Association's NW...
  • Mar 3

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
Rank this Week: 434

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 6

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

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash
    A motion to quash was made by one of the many John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of New York Malibu Media cases. The defendant was represented by Chejin Park, Esq., of Flushing. Due to the "serious questions as to whether good…
  • Jul 8

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion
    In a recent decision in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, in Malibu Media v. Doe, 15 CV 4369 AKH, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein has denied Malibu Media's ex parte motion for permission to serve a subpoena on the internet service…
  • May 1

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant
    UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against Grooveshark, has been settled just prior to trial. Under the terms of the settlement a judgment for $50,000,000.00 will be entered against the corporation only, and the corporation will shut down its…
Rank this Week: 361

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: 367

Trade Secrets Blog

Trade Secrets Blog

Covers trade secrets and trade legislation with a focus on the Southeastern states. By Press Millen and Todd Sullivan of Womble Carlyle.

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

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons.The paper reports that two…
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons. The paper reports that two…
  • Sep 10

    Uncle Sam’s Economic Espionage – Not Looking for Your Trade Secret

    Uncle Sam’s Economic Espionage – Not Looking for Your Trade Secret
    From India’s Business Standard, a report on the comforting information, I guess, that the NSA’s collection of information from private companies is not looking for trade secrets, but only following terror money as it moves around…
Rank this Week: 418

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: 393

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/
  • May 4

    Diseñan casas en cajas de tráilere

    Diseñan casas en cajas de tráilere
    Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Un grupo de estudiantes de la carrera de ingeniería en innovación y diseño de la Universidad Panamericana (UP), campus Aguascalientes, diseña…
  • May 4

    Consolida UAS investigación en física de altas energía

    Consolida UAS investigación en física de altas energía
    AUTOR: Janneth Aldecoa FUENTE: AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT   Culiacán, Sinaloa. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Hace 12 años, Sinaloa incursionó en el proyecto internacional más ambicioso de…
  • May 4

    Estudiantes del Conalep desarrollan sistemas robótico

    Estudiantes del Conalep desarrollan sistemas robótico
    AUTOR: Claudia Karina Gómez Cancino FUENTE:  AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT   Tepic, Nayarit. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Estudiantes del Colegio Nacional de Educación Profesional Técnica 169…
Rank this Week: 611

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Why Can't I Post Erotic Fiction About a Real Celebrity?

    Why Can't I Post Erotic Fiction About a Real Celebrity?
    Dear Rich: I wrote a short satirical erotica series about a C-List public figure. She already knows as she mentioned me in an online magazine article. One digital publishing platform removed these works because "publishing erotica regarding…
  • Apr 20

    Can Publisher Say What is Fair Use?

    Can Publisher Say What is Fair Use?
    Dear Rich: I'm an academic co-editing a book with a major university press. Out of an abundance of caution, our editor requested we check on permissions for a number of quotations, etc., with the original publishers. None were an issue til…
  • Apr 10

    How Do I Stop Compulsory License?

    How Do I Stop Compulsory License?
    Dear Rich: How does one prevent a compulsory license from being obtained? For example, what if I don't WANT anyone else recording MY song? Can a publisher and/or a copyright owner refuse to grant a compulsory license? What if some…
Rank this Week: 541