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CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

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

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    FM Licensee Says "Optimization", Audio Division Says "Directionalization"

    FM Licensee Says "Optimization", Audio Division Says "Directionalization"
    Dramatic “optimizing” of FM antenna gets the hairy eyeball from the Audio Division In the FM radio world, there are supposed to be only two kinds of antennas: directional and non-directional. While it has long recognized that that…
  • Mar 29

    One-A-Day Sponsorship IDs?

    One-A-Day Sponsorship IDs?
    FCC invites comments on proposal by coalition of nine radio licensees to shift sponsorship IDs primarily to Internet In an unusual petition that was filed last November – but took five months to hit the FCC’s public radar screen…
  • Mar 28

    Update: TIS Tweaks Tweaked

    Update: TIS Tweaks Tweaked
    Technical Content Alert!!! The rule changes discussed below are highly technical. If you’re OK with stuff like “attenuation [must be] greater than the attenuation at 1 kHz by at least: 60 log10(f/3) decibels, where ‘f’…
Rank this Week: 1711

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 707

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
  • Mar 30

    USPTO embarks on patent quality initiative

    USPTO embarks on patent quality initiative
    “The innovation that is fostered by a strong patent system is a key driver of economic growth and job creation.” That is how the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) began the Federal Register Notice announcing the…
  • Mar 23

    Professors Urge Congress to Ignore Flawed, Unreliable Data in Patent Debate

    Professors Urge Congress to Ignore Flawed, Unreliable Data in Patent Debate
    On March 10, 2015, 40 economists and law professors signed a letter explaining to Congress that the data that keeps being cited to justify HR 9, otherwise known as “the Innovation Act,” is “flawed,…
  • Mar 20

    An interview with Microsoft’s Chief Patent Counsel

    An interview with Microsoft’s Chief Patent Counsel
    Micky Minhas (pictured left) is Chief Patent Counsel for Microsoft Corporation. He is also someone that I have known for more than 20 years. Like me, Minhas is a graduate of Franklin Pierce Law Center (now part of the University of…
Rank this Week: 4170

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4503

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Mar 30

    Design Infringement Claimed By Aston Martin

    Design Infringement Claimed By Aston Martin
    On 27 Friday 2015, Aston Martin filed suit against Galpin, in the Central District of California on the grounds that Galpin’s new prototype design for the Thunderbolt infringed their intellectual property rights. In particular, the…
  • Mar 27

    Brand Name – 8 Points To Consider Before You Name Your Product Or Service

    Brand Name – 8 Points To Consider Before You Name Your Product Or Service
    Although household name brands invariably have distinctive visual identities – for example, Coca-Cola’s bottle shape, and Nike’s swoosh – the primary sign through which any brand is identified is its name. It is worth…
  • Mar 25

    The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence And Changing Intellectual Property Standard

    The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence And Changing Intellectual Property Standard
    Two days ago in an interview with the Australian Financial Review, Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak joined the ever growing list of science and technology billionaires who are concerned about the development of artificial intelligence (AI). In…
Rank this Week: 1991

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Mar 30

    SUPER BOWL TICKET FRAUD?

    SUPER BOWL TICKET FRAUD?
    Every football fan dreams of watching his or her favorite team play in the Super Bowl. Attending that Super Bowl is an even bigger dream. As a Detroit Lions fan, I am not holding out much hope that I will ever have my dream fulfilled.…
  • Mar 27

    SCOTUS’ Tale of Two Trademarks: How a Happy Ending to IP Litigation Often Depends on Early Strategy Before USPTO

    SCOTUS’ Tale of Two Trademarks: How a Happy Ending to IP Litigation Often Depends on Early Strategy Before USPTO
    On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions: Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers Dist. Council Constr. Industry Pension Fund, No. 13-435and, less the media darling, B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., No. 13-352.…
  • Mar 24

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response
    When I was sixteen, the rule was that I could not drive a car until I knew how to change a tire. My dad always reminded me that it is dangerous just to drive, but not knowing how you plan to fix a flat could cause you a lot of unnecessary…
Rank this Week: 3280

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Mar 30

    SUPER BOWL TICKET FRAUD?

    SUPER BOWL TICKET FRAUD?
    Every football fan dreams of watching his or her favorite team play in the Super Bowl. Attending that Super Bowl is an even bigger dream. As a Detroit Lions fan, I am not holding out much hope that I will ever have my dream fulfilled.…
  • Mar 27

    SCOTUS’ Tale of Two Trademarks: How a Happy Ending to IP Litigation Often Depends on Early Strategy Before USPTO

    SCOTUS’ Tale of Two Trademarks: How a Happy Ending to IP Litigation Often Depends on Early Strategy Before USPTO
    On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions: Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers Dist. Council Constr. Industry Pension Fund, No. 13-435and, less the media darling, B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., No. 13-352.…
  • Mar 24

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response
    When I was sixteen, the rule was that I could not drive a car until I knew how to change a tire. My dad always reminded me that it is dangerous just to drive, but not knowing how you plan to fix a flat could cause you a lot of unnecessary…
Rank this Week: 1892

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Covers intellectual property issues in academia. By Bond Schoeneck & King.

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 4349

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Out with the inbox? The overwhelming popularity of workplace-specific platforms that facilitate coworker communication—commonly referred to as “enterprise social media”—is undeniable. But are these…
  • Mar 26

    UK’s Financial Services Regulator: No Hashtags in Financial Promotion

    UK’s Financial Services Regulator: No Hashtags in Financial Promotion
    Earlier this month the UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), issued its final guidance on financial promotions made via social media channels. As we reported last year, the FCA issued long-awaited…
  • Mar 25

    The New Frontier in Interest Based Advertising: FTC Shifts Focus to Cross-Device Tracking

    The New Frontier in Interest Based Advertising: FTC Shifts Focus to Cross-Device Tracking
    As consumers increasingly connect to the Internet using multiple devices—such as mobile phones, tablets, computers, TVs and wearable devices—advertising technology companies have rapidly developed capabilities to reach the same…
Rank this Week: 1496

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Mar 30

    Protecting your brand in the age of gTLDs dot suck

    Protecting your brand in the age of gTLDs dot suck
    ICANN has made it possible to serve up every brand owner’s worst nightmare; welcome to [yourbrand].sucks. ICANN and registries of new gTLDs have painted a rosy picture of the new Internet landscape, advocating that the introduction of…
  • Mar 24

    Sixth Circuit adopts broad view of trade secret preemption

    Sixth Circuit adopts broad view of trade secret preemption
    The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently took a broad view of preemption under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) and held that Ohio’s version of the UTSA preempted state-law claims for tortious interference with prospective…
  • Mar 19

    Online advertiser denied immunity under Section 230 of the CDA for permitting use of fake news sites by affiliate marketer

    Online advertiser denied immunity under Section 230 of the CDA for permitting use of fake news sites by affiliate marketer
    A federal court recently agreed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that an advertiser should be held accountable for the deceptive acts and practices of its affiliate marketers, and ordered that the advertiser disgorge the entire $11.9…
Rank this Week: 3579

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: 507

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/
  • Mar 30

    High Heeled Shoes: Low Level Legal Protection

    High Heeled Shoes: Low Level Legal Protection
    Dear Rich: I make and sell high heel shoes. What I do is decorate with spikes, studs, feathers, embellishments etc., and sell them. But my biggest sellers which I call my signature design is the peacock feather that I place in certain areas…
  • Mar 18

    Little Rascals/Affordable Care Fair Use Question

    Little Rascals/Affordable Care Fair Use Question
    Dear Rich: My original music video concerning the Affordable Care Act would illustrate the song's narrative with very short clips cut from online video: The Little Rascals from the 1950s, a major league pitcher 'doctoring' a baseball,…
  • Mar 16

    Should I Register My Domain Name as a Trademark?

    Should I Register My Domain Name as a Trademark?
    Dear Rich: In your book on trademarks there is a discussion of whether you should register "trademark.com" as a trademark if you've already registered "trademark." The example provided is a line of menswear that is now also going to be sold…
Rank this Week: 518

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: 617

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Mar 30

    Delay During Settlement Talks Not Prejudiced

    Delay During Settlement Talks Not Prejudiced
    Avnet, Inc. v. Motio, Inc.., No 12 C 2100, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 30, 2015) (Lefkow, J.). Judge Lefkow granted defendant Motio’s motion to amend its answer and counterclaim adding counterclaims and an affirmative defense regarding…
  • Mar 27

    Patent Application Publication Does Not Trigger Statute of Limitation at Pleadings Stage

    Patent Application Publication Does Not Trigger Statute of Limitation at Pleadings Stage
    Ferris Mfg. Corp., v. Curaline, Inc., No 14 C 4663, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 21, 2015) (Tharp, J.). Judge Tharp denied defendant’s (collectively “Curaline”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Ferris’…
  • Mar 25

    Patent Claims Dismissed on Rule 12(b)(6) for Non-Infringement

    Patent Claims Dismissed on Rule 12(b)(6) for Non-Infringement
    Nalco Co. v. Chem-Mod, LLC, No 14 C 2510, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 4, 2015) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah granted defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Nalco’s patent infringement regarding a method for…
Rank this Week: 212

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2553

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Mar 29

    Perspectives on the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative

    Perspectives on the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative
    President Obama’s “precision medicine initiative” earmarked over $200 million from his proposed 2016 budget to “bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes – and to give all of us access to the…
  • Feb 22

    Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Authorized by FDA

    Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Authorized by FDA
    23andMe is not a traditional diagnostics company. Rather than seeking to directly sell its services to health care professionals, 23andMe went straight to the consumer, offering genetic screening and analysis in a mail-order fashion. For…
  • Feb 16

    Patenting Stem Cells in View of the USPTO’s New Interim Guidance

    Patenting Stem Cells in View of the USPTO’s New Interim Guidance
    Late last year, the USPTO issued its modified and revised 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (Interim Guidance) to assist patent examiners and the public in determining if a claim presented for examination is…
Rank this Week: 4402

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    Secondary Trademark Infringement: Don’t wait for the movie!

    Secondary Trademark Infringement: Don’t wait for the movie!
    Critics agree:  Buy the Jane Coleman and Griff Price’s Secondary Trademark Infringement from Bloomberg BNA –or you’re liable to miss the big one!
  • Mar 27

    Best of 2011: “Life rights”? (Making things with life?)

    Best of 2011: “Life rights”? (Making things with life?)
    First posted May 23, 2011. Pittsburgh Trademark Lawyer Daniel Corbett brings us an NBA star’s attempt at a four-point shot: Post-relationship drama takes many forms, but federal court litigation under the Lanham Act isn’t…
  • Mar 26

    Functionality in trademark and patent law

    Functionality in trademark and patent law
    What with all the hoopla over controversial and headline-making cases, it’s tempting sometimes to forget about the need to drill and to stay up to date on the everyday craft of trademark law.  So when John Welch sees fit to…
Rank this Week: 73

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Mar 29

    WhoIsHostingThis.com is reaching out ... to you

    WhoIsHostingThis.com is reaching out ... to you
    Melissa from WhoIsHostingThis.com has written to us to say that she wants to reach out and share a resource that "specifically helps students to understand copyright and the Digital Millenium Copyright Act" -- so if you are inclined towards…
  • Mar 28

    The CopyKat - Caymans, C-More, Catchups and Cost

    The CopyKat - Caymans, C-More, Catchups and Cost
    I imagine Sky TV will be breathing a partial sigh of relief - as over on the IPKat Eleonora has a very interesting update from the CJEU in Case C-279/13 C More Entertainment headlined with CJEU says that live broadcasts are not…
  • Mar 27

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ... Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ... Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    U.S. District Judge George King of the Central District of California is set to decide whether Los Angeles-based music publisher  Warner/Chappell Music has unlawfully been collecting licensing fees for the copyright to…
Rank this Week: 3485

Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Mar 29

    Minding Your (Claim) Language: What ‘Means For’ Mean

    Minding Your (Claim) Language: What ‘Means For’ Mean
    A common idiom employed in patent claims is to define an element of the invention in terms of its function.  For example, a claim might recite an apparatus including a part ‘A’, and part ‘B’, and ‘means for…
  • Mar 22

    When Does ‘Novel’ Not Mean ‘New’?

    When Does ‘Novel’ Not Mean ‘New’?
    One of the fundamental requirements for an invention to be patentable is that it must be novel.  The word derives ultimately from the Latin novus or novellus, meaning ‘new’.  It has other counterparts in modern Romance…
  • Mar 14

    Compliance with 3G Standards ‘Prima Facie’ Evidence of Infringement

    Compliance with 3G Standards ‘Prima Facie’ Evidence of Infringement
    A recent procedural decision of the Federal Court of Australia (Vringo Infrastructure Inc v ZTE (Australia) Pty Ltd (No 4) [2015] FCA 177) has revealed new details of the case against Chinese telecoms equipment manufacturer ZTE by Vringo…
Rank this Week: 1290

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1646

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Mar 28

    New top level domains and the great Internet gold rush

    New top level domains and the great Internet gold rush
    Last week we learned that singer Taylor Swift purchased the domain names TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult in a move designed to prevent others from buying them and misusing her name. She is not alone, already Microsoft bought…
  • Mar 21

    Living in a remixed world (TEDx talk)

    Living in a remixed world (TEDx talk)
    I like telling stories, and today I bring you a story in space and time, involving knitting, 3D printing, over-blown intellectual property claims, and sharks. I hope that it will all make sense. The story begins in 2008 during the reign of…
  • Mar 14

    Time to rethink a flat rate for online content? European court decides on levie

    Time to rethink a flat rate for online content? European court decides on levie
    The Court of Justice of the European Union has produced an interesting decision regarding copyright levies in the case of Copydan Båndkopi v Nokia Danmark (C‑463/12). Some European countries have established a copyright levy…
Rank this Week: 459

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 3146

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

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

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Mar 27

    Raging Bitch Lawsuit: Liquor Control Commissioners “In Heat” Over Flying Dog Label Rejection

    Raging Bitch Lawsuit: Liquor Control Commissioners “In Heat” Over Flying Dog Label Rejection
    Does the First Amendment extend to your brewery’s beer labels? You bet. Congratulations goes to Maryland’s Flying Dog Brewery for a big win this month. Unlike the brewery trademark disputes we’re used to seeing hit…
  • Mar 3

    Avoiding a Brewery Trademark Dispute: Here’s How.

    Avoiding a Brewery Trademark Dispute: Here’s How.
    The latest brewery trademark dispute has the same notes, just a different rhythm. This time the matter involves Austin, Texas-based brewery Oasis and the much larger New Belgium. I spoke with Ronnie Crocker at the Houston Chronicle, who wrote…
  • Feb 18

    The 2015 Beer Tax Bills: Insight and Coverage

    The 2015 Beer Tax Bills: Insight and Coverage
    I want to point you to excellent reporting by Chris Drosner (aka the Beer Baron) over at the Wisconsin State Journal on the potential impact of the two competing beer tax bills. Check out his article here. We covered the Beer…
Rank this Week: 432

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Mar 27

    TWiL 297: Copyright or Sticky Tape?

    TWiL 297: Copyright or Sticky Tape?
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson SpaceX photos in the public domain, Pandora, pre-1972 recordings and free speech, Radio Shack's customer data is up for sale and more! Guests: Shubha Ghosh, and Andrew Gilden Photo credit: Enokson …
  • Mar 13

    TWiL 296: ICANN Has Cowbell?

    TWiL 296: ICANN Has Cowbell?
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson The 'Blurred Lines' verdict, law professors asking Congress for patent reform, Octo-photography and more! Guests: Jeremy Bock, and Eric Goldman Photo credit: Michael Bentley Download or subscribe to…
  • Mar 6

    TWiL 295: The Remote Is in China

    TWiL 295: The Remote Is in China
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Net Neutrality outside of the U.S., expired patents, is Superfish a supply chain problem? And more! Guests: Konstantinos Stylianou, and Saurabh Vishnubhakat Photo credit: shizhao Download or…
Rank this Week: 319

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Mar 27

    May a Minor Form an LLC?

    May a Minor Form an LLC?
    This post – asking “May a minor form an LLC?” – is a companion to May a Minor Form a Corporation? I have been wanting to write this post for more than two years, ever  since writing the corporation post referenced…
  • Mar 20

    Fraudulent Takedown Notice Leads to $25,000 Judgment

    Fraudulent Takedown Notice Leads to $25,000 Judgment
    Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered the author of a fraudulent takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to pay more than $25,000. U.K. Student Journalist Oliver Hotham…
  • Feb 20

    Why do legal documents use Shall rather than Will?

    Why do legal documents use Shall rather than Will?
    This post, about why many legal documents use Shall rather than Will, is based on a Quora answer that I wrote. See Why was “should” substituted for “would” in the 1800s? For example, why did people say, “I should…
Rank this Week: 895

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Mar 27

    Fickleness of patent litigation turns on a single letter in claim

    Fickleness of patent litigation turns on a single letter in claim
    Bottom line: The Federal Circuit construed the meaning of a phrase (i.e., a contact hole) which typically is construed to mean “one or more” to mean “two or more.” This case illustrates the fickleness of patent…
  • Mar 23

    Patent exhaustion not implicated in licensing different aspect

    Patent exhaustion not implicated in licensing different aspect
    Bottom line: Claim sets that include independent claims directed to different types of entities (e.g., manufacturer v. end user, receiver v. transmitter, method v. apparatus) may enable the patent owner to license its patents to one entity…
  • Mar 17

    Using the word “invention” narrows your patent protection

    Using the word “invention” narrows your patent protection
    Bottom line: It  may be counter-intuitive, but use of the word “invention” when drafting a patent application is a disfavored practice.   For the most part, use of the word “invention” narrows the patent…
Rank this Week: 1930

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Aereo files for bankruptcy

    Aereo files for bankruptcy
    Well, it finally happened; Aereo has given up the ghost and filed for bankruptcy. It will be interesting to see whether the the content cartel will be satisfied at having put the company out of business, or will instead look for blood. March…
  • Sep 29

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case
    In UMG Escape Media, the Court has granted summary judgment finding the individual defendants to be liable for copyright infringement. September 29, 2014, decision granting summary judgment against individual defendants Ray Beckerman, P.C.
  • Sep 29

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, the Judge has denied individual defendant Michael Robertson's motion for a new trial, but reduced the punitive damages award on the state law claims for pre-1972 recordings. September 29, 2014, Decision,…
Rank this Week: 103

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/
  • Mar 27

    Motion for Exceptional Case Status & Attorney's Fees Denied

    Motion for Exceptional Case Status & Attorney's Fees Denied
    DietGoal v. Red Robin, 2:12cv0764 (3/20/15) Judge: William C. Bryson Holding: Motion for Exceptional Case Status & Attorney's Fees Denied This case represents another data point under 35 U.S.C. § 285, in which a prevailing party…
  • Mar 23

    20th Annual Sam B. Hall Jr. Lecture and Banquet

    20th Annual Sam B. Hall Jr. Lecture and Banquet
    A famous historian once observed of the southern part of the United States that in it the past is not forgotten - in fact it really isn't even past. Ready to be stickered as an aditional exhibit in support of...
  • Mar 23

    Houston Chronicle article on patent docket

    Houston Chronicle article on patent docket
    Interesting article about the local patent docket by reporter Dylan Baddour in Thursday's Houston Chronicle. The article focused on some of the recent litigation involcing Apple, and has commentary by Prof. Paul Janicke and me on the whys and…
Rank this Week: 511

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Is Fox News Proposing a New Standard For Determining Fair Use?

    Is Fox News Proposing a New Standard For Determining Fair Use?
    North Jersey Media Group Inc. is the copyright owner of the iconic photograph of three firefighters raising an American flag at the ruins of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. On September 11, 2013, a Fox News producer posted a…
  • Mar 20

    Bob Marley and Federal False Endorsement Claim

    Bob Marley and Federal False Endorsement Claim
    Since his death in 1981, reggae superstar Bob Marley and his “image” continue to be broadly popular and command millions of dollars each year in merchandising revenue. His children own an entity called Fifth Six Hope Road, Music,…
  • Mar 13

    SUPREME COURT: PATENT CLAIM CONSTRUCTION – TWO STANDARDS OF REVIEW

    SUPREME COURT: PATENT CLAIM CONSTRUCTION – TWO STANDARDS OF REVIEW
    The Supreme Court recently decided a patent case involving a significant procedural issue.  In Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., 135 S.Ct. 831 (1/20/15), the question before the Court was whether the Federal Circuit Court…
Rank this Week: 75

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Mar 27

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
    Happy Friday! The first week of spring is in the books and we can't wait to bring on the warmer weather here in NYC. Read on for the latest foreign patent filing headlines from the past week: Panasonic Corp recently … Continue reading…
  • Mar 26

    Chinese Intellectual Property News – March 2015

    Chinese Intellectual Property News – March 2015
    Hello, readers! Our friends at AFD China recently released their monthly newsletter. Please see below for the highlights from March:  A draft of China's first e-commerce law will be completed by the end of this year setting up further…
  • Mar 19

    WIPO’s March PCT Newsletter Recap

    WIPO’s March PCT Newsletter Recap
    Good afternoon! Each month, we look through WIPO's PCT Newsletter to share the latest news impacting the international patent system. As always, there are several country-specific rules, fee changes and patent office notifications to report.…
Rank this Week: 2356

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Mar 27

    Threat to Groundless Threats: UK Government in favour of reform

    Threat to Groundless Threats: UK Government in favour of reform
    On 26 February 2015, the UK Government published its response to the Law Commission’s proposed reforms to the groundless threats of intellectual property right infringement provisions by largely accepting the Law Commission’s…
  • Mar 24

    Supreme Court holds TTAB decisions can have preclusive effect in subsequent infringement action

    Supreme Court holds TTAB decisions can have preclusive effect in subsequent infringement action
    Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark trademark decision holding that TTAB rulings on likelihood of confusion can have preclusive effect in subsequent federal court infringement actions. B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis…
  • Mar 23

    Ninth Circuit rejects preemption defense for “No Trans Fat Label Claims”

    Ninth Circuit rejects preemption defense for “No Trans Fat Label Claims”
    On March 13, 2015, the Ninth Circuit held that the federal Food Drug & Cosmetics Act (“FDCA”) does not preempt state law causes of action for false advertising based on “No Trans Fat” claims appearing on the…
Rank this Week: 3002

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Mar 27

    Growing the Economy in Mississippi’s Creative Economy

    Growing the Economy in Mississippi’s Creative Economy
    The creative economy should not be about simply adding to the body of creative work, but should truly be a discussion on how creativity adds to an overall economy. Without the intellectual property component the "economy" part of creative…
  • Mar 20

    Copyright Law In The Classroom – Part 2

    Copyright Law In The Classroom – Part 2
    A few weeks ago, I started discussing the very interesting question of the use of resources in the classroom subject to protection under copyright and trademark law. I thought it was interesting because one of the common urban myths I…
  • Mar 13

    Trusting Your Music Copyright Case to a Jury

    Trusting Your Music Copyright Case to a Jury
    I know you all heard about the $7.4 million verdict for the Marvin Gaye family over the popular tune “Blurred Lines” penned by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. The story has been everywhere – on the morning news, in the…
Rank this Week: 3100

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Mar 27

    TTAB Likelihood of Confusion Ruling Precludes District Court Relitigation

    TTAB Likelihood of Confusion Ruling Precludes District Court Relitigation
    B&B Hardware, Inc. owns the federally registered trademark SEALTIGHT for aerospace industry fasteners.  Hargis Industries, Inc. tried to register the trademark SEALTITE for construction industry fasteners with the United States…
  • Mar 20

    No Time Lag Allowed in Crediting Electronic Mortgage Payment

    No Time Lag Allowed in Crediting Electronic Mortgage Payment
    When a consumer makes a mortgage payment online, should the mortgage servicer be required to credit the electronic payment on the day the consumer authorizes the payment?  Elena Fridman’s mortgage payment to NYCB Mortgage Company,…
  • Mar 13

    Availability to Provide Services is Not Trademark Use in Commerce

    Availability to Provide Services is Not Trademark Use in Commerce
    What is “use in commerce” for federal trademark registration application purposes?  David Couture filed a federal trademark application for PLAYDOM on May 30, 2008.  He submitted a screen shot of his single page website…
Rank this Week: 3797

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Mar 27

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/27/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/27/15
    Robert Kastenmeier, Liberal Voice in House for 32 Years, Dies at 91 — “But his central focus was intellectual property — copyright, patents and trademarks. He was the author of 48 laws in that area, 21 of them dealing with…
  • Mar 20

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/20/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/20/15
    How Digital Filmmaking Destroyed Screenwriting — “Cheap digital production closed the doors of distributors to low-budget projects, in a way that didn’t exist in the days of film. The internet devalued content to the…
  • Mar 16

    “Copyright law serves public ends by providing individuals with an incentive to pursue private ones”

    “Copyright law serves public ends by providing individuals with an incentive to pursue private ones”
    On March 9, a group of 31 advocacy groups and 13 academics sent a letter to members of the 114th Congress, “Supporting a Pro-Innovation, Pro-Creator, Pro-Consumer Copyright Agenda” (which was a response to a previous letter…
Rank this Week: 588

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Mar 26

    Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Land

    Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Land
    U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska introduced in the U.S. Senate on February 5 a bill entitled the “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015,” which, if passed, will require a $200 per year permit for any crews of…
  • Mar 18

    Comparison of U.S. and Australia Copyright Law

    Comparison of U.S. and Australia Copyright Law
    While often similar, copyright law in the United States is a bit different than that in other countries. As a follow up to the blog entry on the “Comparison of U.S. and Canada Copyright Law,” Peter Knight, a partner and…
  • Mar 11

    Jury Awards Photographer $200K for Infringement

    Jury Awards Photographer $200K for Infringement
    New York awarded photographer, Lyle Owerko, $200K in less than an hour of deliberation for infringing two photographs that the defendants copied from the Internet, not realizing that they were protected by copyright. The jury found the…
Rank this Week: 1154

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Mar 26

    Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Land

    Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Land
    U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska introduced in the U.S. Senate on February 5 a bill entitled the “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015,” which, if passed, will require a $200 per year permit for any crews of…
  • Mar 18

    Comparison of U.S. and Australia Copyright Law

    Comparison of U.S. and Australia Copyright Law
    While often similar, copyright law in the United States is a bit different than that in other countries. As a follow up to the blog entry on the “Comparison of U.S. and Canada Copyright Law,” Peter Knight, a partner and…
  • Mar 11

    Jury Awards Photographer $200K for Infringement

    Jury Awards Photographer $200K for Infringement
    New York awarded photographer, Lyle Owerko, $200K in less than an hour of deliberation for infringing two photographs that the defendants copied from the Internet, not realizing that they were protected by copyright. The jury found the…
Rank this Week: 1971

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Mar 26

    How's that Kindle Daily Deal Working Out for You?

    How's that Kindle Daily Deal Working Out for You?
    If you're Jim Hines, apparently pretty well. Hines reports on the experience of having his Libromancer selected for the cut-price (USD 2) deal. He reports that the result was a surge in sales, a competitive price cut from other retailers,…
  • Mar 19

    Patreon Buys Subbable

    Patreon Buys Subbable
    If you're a Subbable supporter you've probably gotten several emails on this already - make sure they didn't go into your spam folder or something. It's interesting to me to see consolidation happening in this space. The two entities had…
  • Mar 8

    Intellectual Property is in Everything

    Intellectual Property is in Everything
    This time it's in combating climate change. There is an ongoing round-table debate taking place in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on the tension between the need to have global sharing of ideas for battling our carbon-binge-induced…
Rank this Week: 489

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Mar 26

    TTAB Rulings May Have Preclusive Effects in District Court Case

    TTAB Rulings May Have Preclusive Effects in District Court Case
    In a 7-2 split decision issued on March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court held that Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) rulings may have preclusive effects in subsequent federal district court litigation. The Court ruled that…
  • Mar 19

    Award of Preliminary Injunction to Declaratory Judgment Defendant in the District of Delaware Offers Cautionary Tale in Opposition Strategy

    Award of Preliminary Injunction to Declaratory Judgment Defendant in the District of Delaware Offers Cautionary Tale in Opposition Strategy
    District Court Judge Sue L. Robinson, U.S.D.J., of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware granted a rare preliminary injunction to the declaratory judgment defendant in a patent infringement action, highlighting the…
  • Mar 11

    Federal Circuit Limits Patent Exhaustion

    Federal Circuit Limits Patent Exhaustion
    A recent decision by the Federal Circuit, Helferich Patent Licensing LLC v. The New York Times Co., has held that the applicability of the patent exhaustion defense may be limited to a claim-by-claim determination depending on the nature of…
Rank this Week: 1097

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

Covers strategic brand planning and foundation with commentary on trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, making a brand famous, confronting online infringement and cybersquatting, and licensing a trademark. By Justin Clark.

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 3444

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Mar 26

    Cinderella and The Basics of Derivative Work

    Cinderella and The Basics of Derivative Work
    Surprising Cinderella I recently went to the opening night performance of Center Theatre Group’s production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “Cinderella.” I had seen this musical before, so I went in…
  • Mar 24

    LA Opera Review: Rossini’s Barber of Seville

    LA Opera Review: Rossini’s Barber of Seville
    Figaro 101 Gioachino Rossini’s world famous opera, “The Barber of Seville,” stars the barber (and town handyman) Figaro. This is an opera adaptation of the first part of the Figaro Trilogy written by Pierre-Augustin Caron de…
  • Mar 22

    #NeverForget and The Transformative Value of Social Media

    #NeverForget and The Transformative Value of Social Media
    Is publication on social media enough to warrant finding fair use of another’s image? Fox News seems to think so. Well, at least in one context. Last week, the network put their bid in for an appeal of a New York district court order…
Rank this Week: 2853

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Mar 26

    Seth McFarlane Sued Over Alleged "Ted" Copyright Infringement

    Seth McFarlane Sued Over Alleged "Ted" Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - A Los Angeles Federal court ruled that Seth McFarlane’s “Ted” does not constitute as a copyright infringement of “Charlie” another wild teddy bear. “Ted” the vulgar teddy bear movie star…
  • Mar 18

    Apple's Latest Patent To Allow App Sharing In Real Time

    Apple's Latest Patent To Allow App Sharing In Real Time
    IPNews® - Apple has been granted a patent that would allow two users to collaborate on the same app in real time. Apple’s latest patent allows two or more iPhone or iPad users to interact with the same app in real time and…
  • Mar 12

    Copyright Infringement Costs Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams $7 Million

    Copyright Infringement Costs Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams $7 Million
    IPNews® - “Blurred Lines” is Robin Thicke’s biggest hit to date, however the song was found to violate Marvin Gaye’s copyrighted song “Got to Give it Up”.    Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams…
Rank this Week: 1803

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Mar 26

    Virginia Serious Game Institute Calls for Applications for Entrepreneurs in Simulation, Modeling and Serious Game Design

    Virginia Serious Game Institute Calls for Applications for Entrepreneurs in Simulation, Modeling and Serious Game Design
    Each year, the Virginia Serious Game Institute invites applicants to reside in the business incubator located on the George Mason University - Prince William Campus in Prince William County, Virginia. Each application requires the submission…
  • Mar 17

    California Virtual Currency Legislation

    California Virtual Currency Legislation
    On February 27, 2015, California Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, chairman of the state's Banking and Finance Committee, introduced Assembly Bill 1326, which would prohibit a person from engaging in California in the business of "virtual…
  • Feb 27

    Bitcoin Game Changer?

    Bitcoin Game Changer?
    Former Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas and Societe Generale bankers have announced a new futures and options derivatives-trading platform for bitcoin. The derivatives, tied to the price of bitcoin, will enable businesses and…
Rank this Week: 2059

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

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

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Mar 26

    Trademark Filing Strategie

    Trademark Filing Strategie
    Common Sense Trademark Filing Strategies If you are using a name, word or symbol to sell goods or services, you have a protectable mark. Before you spend the money to file an application to federally register the mark with the U.S. Patent and…
  • Mar 24

    The Saga Continue

    The Saga Continue
    Remember B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., Case No. 13-352? We last left our protagonist locked in a heated battle with its arch-nemesis[1] over trademarks used with fasteners. The case has hung in the balance….. until…
  • Mar 19

    Roll Tide and Go Cards: The Phenomena of College Sports Branding

    Roll Tide and Go Cards: The Phenomena of College Sports Branding
    That great month-long United States collegiate sports spectacle, the 68 team NCAA BASKETBALL® championship tournament, known as MARCH MADNESS® or THE BIG DANCE® is again upon us. This is the 77th year of the event. NCAA…
Rank this Week: 2080

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Mar 26

    AnwG Köln: Keine Dream Girls für den Anwalt

    AnwG Köln: Keine Dream Girls für den Anwalt
    Eine hübsche Entscheidung erreichte uns aus Köln: “Verteilt ein Rechtsanwalt Pin-Up Kalender mit seiner Kanzleiadresse an Autowerkstätten, so stellt dies eine unzulässige Werbemaßnahme ge-mäß §…
  • Mar 20

    Wie funktioniert eigentlich der App-Markt?

    Wie funktioniert eigentlich der App-Markt?
    Am Beispiel seiner Erfolgs-App “7 minute workout” erklärt Stuart Khall einfach und nachvollziehbar, wie das Öksosystem “Apps” funktioniert bzw. funktionieren kann. Lesenswert.
  • Feb 16

    IP|Webnotizen XV

    IP|Webnotizen XV
    EuGH zum Schutz des Coca Cola-Schriftzugs Isabel Marant: vom Rechteinhaber zum Rechtsverletzer? Bulls and Bulldogs Spin off in Alicante Cybersquatting bei .uk
Rank this Week: 1324

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Mar 26

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU
    In the last couple of years it seems that copyright has not been willing to stop in its transformation and moulding to its new home in a digital world. With recent reforms enacted in the UK, Australia and Ireland, among others, this writer…
  • Mar 24

    IP Iustitia Turns 2 Years Old!

    IP Iustitia Turns 2 Years Old!
    I almost didn't realize that it already has been a year since our very first full year of blogging, but here it is: IP Iustitia has turned a respectable 2 years since its inception in the early days of 2013. This writer for one is humbled and…
  • Mar 18

    Lawyers Without Borders - Copyright Infringement Jurisdiction in the EU

    Lawyers Without Borders - Copyright Infringement Jurisdiction in the EU
    With a globally interconnected web of information, and the (relatively) free exchange of information comes a great deal of questions alongside the masses of benefits it presents to the 21st century world. Discussion, the exchange of ideas,…
Rank this Week: 3176