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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/
  • Jan 23

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity
    Sharon E. Rush, Federalism, Diversity, Equality, and Article III Judges: Geography, Identity, and Bias, 79 Mo. L. Rev. 119 (2014).Nancy LeongFor the past several years, commentators have discussed the importance of diversity in the federal…
  • Jan 21

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment
    Danielle Citron, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, Harvard University Press (2014).Robin WestDanielle Citron’s Hate Crimes in Cyberspace is a breakthrough book. It has been compared, and with good reason, to Catherine MacKinnon’s Sexual…
  • Jan 20

    Measuring Serendipity

    Measuring Serendipity
    Bhaven N. Sampat, Serendipity (Mar. 8, 2014), available at SSRN.Mark McKenna“Serendipity, the notion that research in one area often leads to advances in another, as been a central idea in the economics of innovation and science and…
Rank this Week: 440

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    TTAB Test: Must "47 AG" Be Disclaimed for SiIver Jewelry?

    TTAB Test: Must "47 AG" Be Disclaimed for SiIver Jewelry?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark COOMI 47AG for "silver jewelry," absent a disclaimer of "47AG." Applicant appealed. Examining Attorney Patty Evanko maintained that "Ag" is the chemical symbol for silver and "47" is silver's atomic…
  • Jan 23

    TTABlogger Named to 2014 "World Trademark Review 1000"

    TTABlogger Named to 2014 "World Trademark Review 1000"
    It's happened again! Yours truly has been included in the 2014 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000. (link here). [This time, the blog got a mention. It's something like having a child bring home a good report card.]
  • Jan 22

    Richmond IP Boutique Seeks Trademark/IP Attorney

    Richmond IP Boutique Seeks Trademark/IP Attorney
    The Leading-Edge Law Group, a two-lawyer firm in Richmond, Virginia, is looking to hire a full-time attorney in intellectual property law. The firm's practice includes trademarks (with heavy emphasis on trademark infringement monitoring and…
Rank this Week: 560

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 1152

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jan 22

    What's Next? Some Consequences of the Teva v. Sandoz Decision

    What's Next? Some Consequences of the Teva v. Sandoz Decision
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- It has escaped almost no one's notice that the Supreme Court has spent the past decade or so being much more involved in patent law than in preceding twenty years. Evident but perhaps less discussed is the change in the…
  • Jan 21

    Teva v. Sandoz: The Dissent

    Teva v. Sandoz: The Dissent
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The recent history of Supreme Court patent cases has made the dissent a seemingly endangered species, the Court consistently deciding important patent cases by 9-0 votes and, at best, garnering concurring opinions for…
  • Jan 20

    Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. (2015)

    Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. (2015)
    Is Deference in Claim Construction Review a Good Thing for the Patent System? By Andrew Williams -- As we reported earlier today, the Supreme Court held in a 7-2 decision authored by Justice Breyer that an "appellate court must apply a 'clear…
Rank this Week: 174

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Discusses the ways law rules creativity and law employs creativity. By Professor Peter Friedman.

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
Rank this Week: 640

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Discusses patent law cases and patent portfolio management for start-ups.

http://piersonpatentlaw.com/Blog/
  • Jan 22

    A Texas Patent Attorney’s Overview of Patent Damage

    A Texas Patent Attorney’s Overview of Patent Damage
    The main reason why people obtain patents (other than being inspired by Shark Tank) is to stop someone else from making the same product, and if someone else makes the same product to be able to recover damages. Patent laws require that the…
  • Jan 22

    IN RE THE NEWBRIDGE CUTLERY COMPANY

    IN RE THE NEWBRIDGE CUTLERY COMPANY
    IN RE THE NEWBRIDGE CUTLERY COMPANY A new look at geographically descriptive marks. In this case, Irish Company Newbridge was trying to trademark the name “NEWBRIDGE HOME”, where products were designed out of Newbridge,…
  • Oct 2

    EMD MILLIPORE CORPORATION v. ALLPURE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

    EMD MILLIPORE CORPORATION v. ALLPURE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    In this case, the Plaintiffs EMD Millipore Corporation appeals the district courts grant of Summary judgment that the Defendant, AllPure technologies does not infringe the asserted claims of US Patent Number 6,032,543. The ‘543 patent…
Rank this Week: 2959

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

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

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3903

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jan 22

    5 Google Tricks to Find Online Plagiarism

    5 Google Tricks to Find Online Plagiarism
    Searching for plagiarism can be daunting, fortunately, there are some google tricks and hacks that can make your life a lot easier when hunting for copied work.
  • Jan 22

    3 Count: Rdio Flyer

    3 Count: Rdio Flyer
    Greek court says blocking pirate sites is overreaching, Rdio expands to 25 new markets and Apple buys music and piracy analytics service.
  • Jan 21

    Artist Luc Tuymans Loses Plagiarism Case, Raises Question

    Artist Luc Tuymans Loses Plagiarism Case, Raises Question
    Artist Luc Tuymans has lost a copyright decision in Belgium. However, this case is just one of many difficult judgments about appropriation and photos.
Rank this Week: 252

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/
  • Jan 22

    Shameless Self-Promotion: Leason Ellis represented the successful party in a trial here in the SDNY/White Plain

    Shameless Self-Promotion: Leason Ellis represented the successful party in a trial here in the SDNY/White Plain
    A jury in the Southern District of New York (White Plains) awarded a complete victory to Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corporation in its lawsuit against Luve LLC arising from an exclusive license agreement between the parties. Under the…
  • Jan 8

    Recent Case Tweet

    Recent Case Tweet
    Filing at 7pm blew it PAYCOM v. NFP WD OK This is a fact pattern where the DJ Pltf DOES NOT get choice of forum http://t.co/WZdfpdF5BD — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) January 4, 2015 DENT DOCTOR v DENT CLINIC ED Wisc Def tries to buy…
  • Dec 19

    Cool Gear v Silver Buffalo re Trade Dress in Water Bottle Cap

    Cool Gear v Silver Buffalo re Trade Dress in Water Bottle Cap
    “. . . a distinctively configured flip forward spout and elegant elliptical, angled loop handle at the top, and at the side, distinctive texturized surfaces and raised vertical bars, interspersed around the side of the cap.” cool…
Rank this Week: 212

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

Tips and commentary for individuals accused of civil liability for Internet activities. By Benjamin Justus.

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Jan 22

    100 Does Sued for Online Infringement of PLM Software

    100 Does Sued for Online Infringement of PLM Software
    Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against 100 anonymous Doe parties, alleging infringement of various forms of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for which Siemens holds copyrights. The…
  • Jan 21

    Dallas Buyers Club returns with BitTorrent lawsuits in Texa

    Dallas Buyers Club returns with BitTorrent lawsuits in Texa
      Nationwide copyright enforcer Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has made a return to filing several new matters in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, starting with a round filed in late November 2014 and others just this…
  • Jan 21

    Washington Corporation Sues For Infringement of Police Candidate Video Exam

    Washington Corporation Sues For Infringement of Police Candidate Video Exam
    A Washington firm specializing in video-based simulation exams for public safety officials has filed suit in a New Jersey federal court for copyright infringement of an examination intended to be used for the New Jersey State Police to…
Rank this Week: 403

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 1513

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

Covers trademark issues affecting the fashion, high-tech, multimedia and consumer products industries. By Sullivan & Worcester.

http://www.trendingtrademarks.com/
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court’s Hana Financial Holding Could Increase Costs To Assert Trademark Tacking Claim

    Supreme Court’s Hana Financial Holding Could Increase Costs To Assert Trademark Tacking Claim
    In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held this week that trademark tacking is an issue of fact to be addressed by the jury, and not a question of law to be addressed by judges. The doctrine of trademark tacking lets a mark…
  • Jan 9

    #Hashingitout: Is It Worth Registering A Hashtag?

    #Hashingitout: Is It Worth Registering A Hashtag?
    Recently, the Coca-Cola Company sought to register two hashtags as trademarks: #cokecanpics and #smilewithacoke.  For those who may wonder why: various online social networking services (like Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, to name a…
  • Jan 8

    Protecting Your Company’s Website From Imitator

    Protecting Your Company’s Website From Imitator
    As a follow-up to our post in October, “Better Late Than Never – 20+ Years After the Popularization of the Worldwide Web, a Court Finally Recognizes Trade Dress Rights in Website Design,” Banker & Tradesman recently…
Rank this Week: 2365

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 3965

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/
  • Jan 22

    California S.B. 568: A License to Bully?

    California S.B. 568: A License to Bully?
    “We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” – Winston Churchill On January 1, 2015, California Senate Bill 568, titled “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World,”…
  • Jan 16

    Ohio’s Twelfth District Court of Appeals Takes Another Bite Out of Ohio’s Public Records Act

    Ohio’s Twelfth District Court of Appeals Takes Another Bite Out of Ohio’s Public Records Act
    The walls seem to be closing in on Ohio’s Public Records Act in southwest Ohio. The Twelfth District Court of Appeals refused to order disclosure of hundreds of pages of documents regarding missing property from the Goshen Township…
  • Jan 13

    IS THAT A THREAT?

    IS THAT A THREAT?
    In December 2014, movie theaters found themselves in a predicament. Following an anonymous hacker’s threat to release confidential data stolen from Sony Pictures’ computer network (and the subsequent fulfillment of that threat),…
Rank this Week: 3249

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
  • Jan 22

    California S.B. 568: A License to Bully?

    California S.B. 568: A License to Bully?
    “We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” – Winston Churchill On January 1, 2015, California Senate Bill 568, titled “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World,”…
  • Jan 16

    Ohio’s Twelfth District Court of Appeals Takes Another Bite Out of Ohio’s Public Records Act

    Ohio’s Twelfth District Court of Appeals Takes Another Bite Out of Ohio’s Public Records Act
    The walls seem to be closing in on Ohio’s Public Records Act in southwest Ohio. The Twelfth District Court of Appeals refused to order disclosure of hundreds of pages of documents regarding missing property from the Goshen Township…
  • Jan 13

    IS THAT A THREAT?

    IS THAT A THREAT?
    In December 2014, movie theaters found themselves in a predicament. Following an anonymous hacker’s threat to release confidential data stolen from Sony Pictures’ computer network (and the subsequent fulfillment of that threat),…
Rank this Week: 2734

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Jan 22

    IT Innovation at USPTO in 2015

    IT Innovation at USPTO in 2015
    Guest blog by Chief Information Officer John Owens The start of a new year is a perfect time to reflect on our current successes, and challenge ourselves to continually improve our information technology (IT) systems. As the Chief…
  • Dec 18

    IP Stakeholders Discuss Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law at USPTO Roundtable

    IP Stakeholders Discuss Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law at USPTO Roundtable
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, the USPTO hosted a roundtable on International Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law at our headquarters in…
  • Dec 15

    Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility Issued

    Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility Issued
    Guest blog by USPTO Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino Following the valuable feedback that we received from the public through written comments and multiple public meetings over the last several months, we are issuing new…
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PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    SCOTUS Decides That the Issue of Trademark “Tacking” Is One for a Jury

    SCOTUS Decides That the Issue of Trademark “Tacking” Is One for a Jury
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. This week the United States Supreme Court determined that a jury should decide the issue of whether “tacking” can be used by a trademark…
  • Jan 21

    Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz–Supreme Court Changes Appellate Review of Claim Construction

    Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz–Supreme Court Changes Appellate Review of Claim Construction
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued another opinion in the patent arena in Teva…
  • Jan 16

    Beer Drinkers Bring Down Trademark Litigation

    Beer Drinkers Bring Down Trademark Litigation
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. You might wonder what could cause people to take to social media to rail against a trademark suit. It turns out one thing is beer: IPAs to be more…
Rank this Week: 3396

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Jan 22

    Avoid Estate Planning Mistakes to Protect Your Loved One

    Avoid Estate Planning Mistakes to Protect Your Loved One
    No one likes to think about the end of his or her life; however, it is something that we all must face. In part, we do not want to think about the loved ones that we are leaving behind when it is our time say goodbye. It is because of your…
  • Dec 1

    Looking Back… and Forward: How To Go About Giving Your Estate Plan a Year-End Review

    Looking Back… and Forward: How To Go About Giving Your Estate Plan a Year-End Review
    December 31 is quickly approaching, and many people use this time as an opportunity to reflect on the year that is nearly complete. These reflections may include new additions, losses, accomplishments or struggles. One way, though, in which…
  • Nov 3

    A Brief Primer on Special Needs Planning

    A Brief Primer on Special Needs Planning
    Special Needs Planning is an area that will likely apply to you or someone close to you: planning for a loved one with special needs. We will look at the increasing need for this planning; the decrease in government benefits; the concerns…
Rank this Week: 4068

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
  • Jan 22

    Are You Protected By Your Confidentiality Agreement?

    Are You Protected By Your Confidentiality Agreement?
    Some companies may enter into confidentiality agreements or nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) at the onset of a business relationship and do little else to protect the information. This discusses a court’s opinion about what companies…
  • Jan 7

    Original Patent Requirement is Applied by the CAFC

    Original Patent Requirement is Applied by the CAFC
    This opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) touches on a principle involved in reissue patent applications. Antares Pharma, Inc. v. Medac Pharma Inc. (Fed. Cir. November 17, 2014). This was a patent infringement…
  • Dec 16

    Inherency Accepted by the CAFC in Obviousness Analysi

    Inherency Accepted by the CAFC in Obviousness Analysi
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) recently addressed the issue of inherency in an obviousness analysis. Parr Pharmaceutical, Inc. v. TWi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Fed. Cir. December 3, 2014). Parr patented a method of…
Rank this Week: 1361

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Jan 22

    10 brand names you won’t believe are registered trademarks and not generic terms!

    10 brand names you won’t believe are registered trademarks and not generic terms!
    Everyone knows that Xerox® and Kleenex® are not generic terms, even though many used them generically to refer to a category of products and not a particular brand. But there are many other names that you won’t believe are also…
  • Jan 20

    Why the USPTO should refuse applications to register JE SUIS CHARLIE as a trademark

    Why the USPTO should refuse applications to register JE SUIS CHARLIE as a trademark
    “Je Suis Charlie” became a worldwide rallying cry following the horrific events in Paris earlier this month. As a result, the phrase is unlikely to be capable of functioning as a trademark and any applications to register it…
  • Jan 19

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXIV

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXIV
    Here is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client registrations obtained from the public records so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected – and the wide range of…
Rank this Week: 1380

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: 3494

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jan 22

    Omega Can't Pull Off Copyright Infringement Hat Trick

    Omega Can't Pull Off Copyright Infringement Hat Trick
    High end Swiss watch manufacturer Omega decided to take on discount retailer Costco.  Omega registered its Omega Globe Design with the U.S. Copyright Office.  Omega engraved its Omega Globe Design on the back of some of its…
  • Jan 16

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse
    Electronic Arts (EA) develops and publishes Madden NFL, a video game that allows users to play virtual football games by controlling avatars of real life NFL players.  EA pays to license current NFL players’ likenesses. …
  • Jan 16

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse
    Electronic Arts (EA) develops and publishes Madden NFL, a video game that allows users to play virtual football games by controlling avatars of real life NFL players.  EA pays to license current NFL players’ likenesses. …
Rank this Week: 3137

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Jan 22

    I love trying case

    I love trying case
    Über dieses Video der Kollegin Celia Goldwag Barenholtz von Cooley sind wir heute gestolpert. Im Vergleich mit den sonstigen peinlichen Anwaltsvideos sticht es dermaßen positiv heraus, dass ich es hier teilen möchte. Ein…
  • Jan 19

    IP|Webnotizen XIV

    IP|Webnotizen XIV
    Stellungnahme des HABM bzgl. der Markenanmeldung “Je suis Charlie” Markenanmeldungen 2013 – ein Überblick über den Rechtsmarkt LG Köln: MFM-Tabelle nicht für Laien-Fotos anwendbar Mohammed-Karikaturen in…
  • Jan 14

    IP|Experten: Nachträgliche Einschränkung des Warenverzeichnisses (EuGH, Urt. v. 11.12.14, C-31/14 P – Pramino / Premeno)

    IP|Experten: Nachträgliche Einschränkung des Warenverzeichnisses (EuGH, Urt. v. 11.12.14, C-31/14 P – Pramino / Premeno)
    von Dr. Ralf Möller, LL.M. Ich freue mich, mit dem heutigen Gastbeitrag des Kollegen Möller zugleich eine neue online-Publikation vorstellen zu dürfen. Auf pharmaundmarke.com werden Möller und seine Kollegen künftig…
Rank this Week: 310

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Jan 21

    When Happy Cookies Lead To Bad Decisions!

    When Happy Cookies Lead To Bad Decisions!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    We recently had an incident where the Executive Director of an organization that presented one of our artists gave him a cookie with a controlled substance in it at a reception after the…
  • Dec 17

    Presenting: What’s In A Name?

    Presenting: What’s In A Name?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    I work for a small performing arts organization which performs each year in a tax-payer funded, non-traditional space. The venue makes itself available for rental as an event space. In the past, we…
  • Dec 3

    Is There A Showcase Visa Exception?

    Is There A Showcase Visa Exception?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We have arranged for one of our foreign groups to perform a showcase at the upcoming APAP conference in New York. Will they need artist visas? Obviously, we’d like to…
Rank this Week: 3794

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jan 21

    Supreme Court Calls For Some Deference In Claim Construction Standard Of Review

    Supreme Court Calls For Some Deference In Claim Construction Standard Of Review
    On January 20, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., finding that the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure call for some deference in the claim construction standard of review. In…
  • Jan 20

    Can Any DNA Claims Still Be Patented?

    Can Any DNA Claims Still Be Patented?
    In a decision issued December 17, 2014, in In Re BRCA1- And BRCA2-Based Hereditary Cancer Test Patent Litigation (Myriad II), the Federal Circuit invalidated Myriad’s primer claims and detection method claims under 35 USC § 101. I…
  • Jan 14

    Five Things You Need To Know About The USPTO Interim Guidelines On 101

    Five Things You Need To Know About The USPTO Interim Guidelines On 101
    The USPTO issued interim guidelines on 101 (“Interim Guidance”) on December 15, 2014. We summarized the Interim Guidance in this post here, and now highlight five things practitioners and stakeholders need to know as they consider…
Rank this Week: 1598

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Le cabinet LLR, en croissance, recherche Un ingénieur brevets confirmé (h/f)  spécialisé en mécanique  mandataire européen  qualifié en propriété…
  • Jan 20

    Répartition des frai

    Répartition des frai
    Deux décisions récentes traitent de la question de la répartition des frais. Dans l'affaire T1754/11, l'Opposante avait envoyé, deux jours seulement avant la procédure orale, plusieurs documents…
  • Jan 18

    Nouveaux programmes pilotes "PPH"

    Nouveaux programmes pilotes "PPH"
    Le 6 janvier ont démarré avec l'OEB plusieurs nouveaux programmes pilotes "PPH" (pour Patent Prosecution Highway), appelés au Canada "ATDB" (Autoroute pour le traitement des demandes de brevets). Les Offices…
Rank this Week: 618

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • Jan 21

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb
    Hello Organic Kitty. Hello Kitty has been around pretty much my whole life. In fact, the iconic cuddly cartoon (don’t dare call her a CAT!) turned 40 years old this past summer, an occasion celebrated with Hello…
  • Dec 13

    Kale Conquers Chicken and my Computer Karma Conquers me!

    Kale Conquers Chicken and my Computer Karma Conquers me!
    Bo Beat the Bully!     YES!!! We can rest easy and Eat More Kale now, thanks to the tenacity of Bo Muller, who today announced that he squashed  Chick fil A like a the slug it is (not that I recommend squashing slugs). I…
  • Nov 23

    Is GoLite Really Gone, Along with its Trademark?

    Is GoLite Really Gone, Along with its Trademark?
     GoLite is Going Out Of Business . . . Since its founding in 1998, GoLite accomplished amazing things. The company is widely admired for sustainably manufacturing lightweight, high-performance gear. Sadly, despite being one of…
Rank this Week: 1731

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 1466

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Jan 21

    Paper: Technology in a Trial Practice - SBOT Litigation Update seminar

    Paper: Technology in a Trial Practice - SBOT Litigation Update seminar
    I realized last Friday that one indication you have been away from home too long is when you can't remember the security code for your own house. I did eventually figure it out, but it reminded me that I need...
  • Jan 19

    Verdict in Droplets v. Overstock.com & Sear

    Verdict in Droplets v. Overstock.com & Sear
    A Marshall jury in Judge Rodney Gilstrap's court returned a verdict Friday mid afternoon in Droplets v. Overstock.com and Sears. The jury found that the asserted claims were infringed, were not shown by clear and convincing evidence to be…
  • Jan 2

    Patent Litigation "Year in Review" - Texas Bar Journal

    Patent Litigation "Year in Review" - Texas Bar Journal
    The January issue of the Texas Bar Journal means another "Year in Review" where commentators around the state describe the important developments in numerous fields of practice during the previous year. The articles can be found here, and my…
Rank this Week: 178

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Jan 21

    Another Keyword Advertising Lawsuit Fails Badly

    Another Keyword Advertising Lawsuit Fails Badly
    This case is so pathetic, it probably only warrants a tweet. The TL; DR version: another trademark owner initiates a lawsuit over keyword advertising and gets crushed in court. The end. The antagonist is a Florida van rental service…
  • Jan 19

    Vonage Isn’t Liable For Disclosing ‘Unlisted’ Phone Number

    Vonage Isn’t Liable For Disclosing ‘Unlisted’ Phone Number
    Miller is a psychologist who undertakes efforts to keep his phone number unlisted. As part of his work, he evaluated the mental health of criminal defendants. (For various reasons, his family wished to keep the number unlisted as well). He...
  • Jan 16

    No Personal Jurisdiction Over Nasty Facebook Post–Burdick v. Superior Court

    No Personal Jurisdiction Over Nasty Facebook Post–Burdick v. Superior Court
    Let me see if I can sum up all of my knowledge about Internet jurisdiction in a few pithy bullet points: * Motions to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction often lose, so why should we get too wrapped up...
Rank this Week: 316

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

Covers patent, copyright, and trademark law. By Matt Miller.

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • Jan 21

    American Sniper Discussion

    American Sniper Discussion
    There’s been a lot of talk about Ventura v. Kyle, Captain Freedom’s Jesse Ventura’s lawsuit against Chris Kyle (AKA American Sniper). Certainly, it appears odd that a public figure like Jesse Ventura would sue a widow for…
  • Dec 31

    Public Domain Day 2015

    Public Domain Day 2015
    Happy New Year’s Public Domain Day 2014! The duration of copyright for a work can be very complicated. For many works, it’s the life of the author, plus 70 years. For other works, it’s 95 years from publication or…
  • Dec 27

    Patent Medicine

    Patent Medicine
    This year, I made homemade Satsuma, Navel Orange, Grapefruit, Lime, and Kumquat “Cello” (liqueur) for Christmas presents for a number of friends and some of my work colleagues. Because I’m a Registered Patent Attorney,…
Rank this Week: 2808

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/
  • Jan 21

    #JeSuisCharlie Creator: Phrase Cannot Be A Trademark

    #JeSuisCharlie Creator: Phrase Cannot Be A Trademark
    Concerns have been raised over attempts to monopolise a phrase made famous in the wake of an international tragedy. Jaochim Ronson, the creator of the image portraying the words ‘Je Suis Charlie’, has voiced his concerns that…
  • Jan 21

    How To Get Copyright Permission And Avoid Copyright Infringement

    How To Get Copyright Permission And Avoid Copyright Infringement
    We look at how the use of stock libraries and Creative Commons Licences can minimise the risk of copyright infringement, what to look out for when using them, and how to get copyright permission from the owner. We also cover the new Orphan…
  • Jan 14

    Is posting photos of your meal on social media a breach of chefs’ IP?

    Is posting photos of your meal on social media a breach of chefs’ IP?
    This is the first of a series of blogs in which I look at intellectual property issues in different sectors. I will be considering the extent to which IP protections such as patents, copyright, trademarks, designs, and know how protect…
Rank this Week: 1670

IPEye

IPEye

IPEye chronicles developments in intellectual property (IP) law, innovation and startup culture in emerging economies.

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy
    Consumer Behaviour A study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology explored the average consumer’s behaviour when purchasing items in supermarkets. The study revealed that when consumers are exposed to specific visual property,…
  • Jan 21

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy
    Consumer Behavior A study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology explored the average consumer’s behaviour when purchasing items in supermarkets. The study revealed that when consumers are exposed to specific visual property,…
  • Jan 19

    Wecyclers: Creating Wealth from Waste

    Wecyclers: Creating Wealth from Waste
    Bilikiss Adebiyi, the visionary behind and creator of Wecyclers, believes in waste, and its ability to transform the lives of low-income families in Nigeria and beyond.  The idea behind Wecyclers arose while she was ... The post…
Rank this Week: 2924

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Is there anything morally wrong with “Je suis Charlie”?

    Is there anything morally wrong with “Je suis Charlie”?
    In continuation of the terrible terror attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, social medias were flooded with the phrase “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”) as a message of condolence, outrage and…
  • Dec 16

    The UPCA Opt-in/Pin-out scenario

    The UPCA Opt-in/Pin-out scenario
    The Unified Patent court agreement (UPCA) has been ratified in 2014 by both Denmark and Sweden, so even if the actual advent of the unitary patent and UPC is still some way off, potential patent rights holders in the two countries should…
  • Dec 4

    Winning and losing – The battle of the Jensen

    Winning and losing – The battle of the Jensen
    A decision from the Danish Supreme Court arose the public’s anger in September 2014 even though the decision – in my opinion – is correct. The Danish restaurant chain Jensen’s Bøfhus claimed that Sæby…
Rank this Week: 4230

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

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

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EC to examine new pan-European online music licensing hub The European Commission (EC) has opened an in-depth…
  • Jan 9

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2015

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2015
    A very Happy New Year from all of us at Music & Copyright. The first issue of the New Year is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Measured support marks the beginning of a critical year for music…
  • Dec 10

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report
    The latest issue (and last for this year) of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Cox is set to become the first US ISP to face a safe-harbor challenge US ISP Cox Communications…
Rank this Week: 4599

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

An online repository for intellectual property articles, papers and news.

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Jan 21

    Happening Live at Davos 2015: Forum Debate – The Price of Instability

    Happening Live at Davos 2015: Forum Debate – The Price of Instability
    Session: Forum Debate – The Price of Instability (*Session Concluded) Debate Question: Are markets mispricing geopolitical risks? Join this Arena debate on the motion that markets are mispricing geopolitical risk. Debating…
  • Jan 20

    Copyright Infringement: The Fight over ‘POPORI’ in Ure v. Northside and Anor.

    Copyright Infringement: The Fight over ‘POPORI’ in Ure v. Northside and Anor.
    January 20, 2015 — This past December, a Federal High Court in Lagos issued an injunction restraining the Defendants in Suit No. FHC/L/CS/1987/14 and any company involved in the business of recording or publishing from distributing to…
  • Jan 16

    This Week’s Intellectual Property Quotes! (January 16, 2015)

    This Week’s Intellectual Property Quotes! (January 16, 2015)
    January 16, 2015 — Below are this week’s intellectual property quotes.  The quotes highlight the importance of intellectual property knowledge and governance in African countries, challenges encountered by franchises in…
Rank this Week: 2405

Business + Intellectual Property +…

Business + Intellectual Property + Internet Law

From a Rhode Island point of view, this blog covers legal developments in the fields of business law, patent law, trademark law, copyright law, intellectual property law, and gaming law. By John Ottaviani.

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

    Significant Cyberspace Developments of 2014

    Significant Cyberspace Developments of 2014
    It's a bit late for a year-end wrap-up, but better late than never, right?  For those who may have missed some of these, here are my picks for some of the more important developments in Cyberspace law that occurred in 2014. This is not…
  • Dec 3

    RHODE ISLAND. BEER. TRADEMARKS.

    RHODE ISLAND. BEER. TRADEMARKS.
    Last week’s grand opening of the Tilted Barn Brewery in Exeter got me to thinking.  The craft beer industry is exploding in Rhode Island.  Branding and identification are very important to these companies.  They spend a…
  • Feb 11

    Investments in RI Companies Rebound in 4th Quarter, Top $81 Million in 2013

    Investments in RI Companies Rebound in 4th Quarter, Top $81 Million in 2013
    After a slow third quarter, venture capital investments rebounded in the last quarter of 2014, according to the MoneyTree Report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters.Venture…
Rank this Week: 3186

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Covers news and law in the area of video games, digital law, privacy, and technology.

http://dlr-law.com/writings--pubs.html
Rank this Week: 3637

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jan 20

    SCOTUS vs CAFC, Round N+1

    SCOTUS vs CAFC, Round N+1
    I noted last year that the CAFC seems to be hell-bent on interpreting the laws however it damn well pleases, despite Supreme Court decisions to the contrary. Guess what? It's still happening. This time (in a case called Teva…
  • Jan 12

    That Thudding Sound You Heard

    That Thudding Sound You Heard
    Was the bodies hitting the floor as a Golden Globes award night went by for the first time with no award going to anything by a broadcast network (except PBS). The network shut-out also included a surprise rise in Amazon's star, as the…
  • Jan 7

    A Smaller Piece of a Much Bigger Market

    A Smaller Piece of a Much Bigger Market
    News outlets this week (here on Forbes) are reporting that Toyota is "giving away" its patents on hydrogen-fueled cars. That's not entirely true - it's making available royalty-free use of a wide swath of its worldwide patent portfolio…
Rank this Week: 947

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jan 20

    New Case - White Knuckle IP v Electronic Art

    New Case - White Knuckle IP v Electronic Art
    White Knuckle IP, LLC v. Electronic Arts, Inc.US District Court for the District of Utah1:15-cv-00014Filed January 16, 2015In a new case, plaintiff White Knuckle IP accuses Electronic Arts of infringing U.S. Pat. No. 8,529,350 entitled…
  • Jan 20

    U.S. Patent No. 7,090,576: Personalized behavior of computer controlled avatars in a virtual reality environment

    U.S. Patent No. 7,090,576: Personalized behavior of computer controlled avatars in a virtual reality environment
    U.S. Patent No. 7,090,576: Personalized behavior of computer controlled avatars in a virtual reality environmentIssued Aug. 15, 2006, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘576 patent describes a racing video game which offers enhanced computer AI to…
  • Jan 12

    Patent No. 8,523,668: Controlling access to and use of video game console

    Patent No. 8,523,668: Controlling access to and use of video game console
    Summary:While the ‘668 patent does not cover video game systems or hardware, it does rely on access to a video game controller and aim to limit access to game consoles. The patent describes a device that only allows a game console or…
Rank this Week: 768

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 725

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2459

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

Swiss Blawg – mostly in German – on current legal topics, in particular related to IP/IT.

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jan 20

    AGB, die Geschichte schreiben: The Man Who Agreed

    AGB, die Geschichte schreiben: The Man Who Agreed
    Ausser Künstlern und Rechtsanwälten scheint kaum jemand allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen (AGB, nicht AGBs!) zu lesen. Viele AGB laden durch Inhalt und Umfang eher zum Einschlafen als zur Lektüre ein, so dass die…
  • Jan 18

    Niuws: Digitales Recht et al. ohne das nervige Drumherum

    Niuws: Digitales Recht et al. ohne das nervige Drumherum
    Die neue App Niuws bündelt aktuelle Nachrichten, die von fachkompetenten Kuratoren als lesenswert gesammelt werden. Themen sind unter anderem Digital Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Smart Marketing und Zukunft der Arbeit. Niuws erinnert…
  • Jan 16

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #111

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #111
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten: Markenrecht: Wieso man nicht versuchen sollte, «Je Suis Charlie» als Marke zu registrieren. Überwachungsstaat: Acht Mythen zur…
Rank this Week: 2768

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • Jan 20

    ‘The Fountain Hopper’ – The Latest Example of Student FERPA Activism

    ‘The Fountain Hopper’ – The Latest Example of Student FERPA Activism
    Last week, an anonymous Stanford University publication called The Fountain Hopper gained the attention of not only Stanford students, but admissions officers nationwide, when it disseminated a communication encouraging students to demand…
  • Jan 13

    One State Explores Imposing Real Property Tax on Nonprofit

    One State Explores Imposing Real Property Tax on Nonprofit
    In states such as New York, where local governments and public schools are funded by taxes on real property, exemptions are often highly scrutinized by assessors and taxpayers alike.  However, the exemption provided to nonprofit…
  • Jan 7

    Harvard and OCR Enter into a Resolution Agreement – More Guidance for the Rest of U

    Harvard and OCR Enter into a Resolution Agreement – More Guidance for the Rest of U
    In the closing weeks of 2014, OCR announced its findings with respect to Harvard Law School’s Title IX compliance, as well as a resolution agreement which subjects the Law School, and the University, to monitoring for at least the next…
Rank this Week: 3871

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jan 20

    Tripping the Trapp - Trademarks in the Third Dimention

    Tripping the Trapp - Trademarks in the Third Dimention
    Trademarks can be an interesting novelty, especially when it comes to what is actually sought to be protected through trademarks. This ranges from trademarking the color of your football field to the phrase "Let's Get Ready to Rumble!", and…
  • Jan 12

    Names and IP Law - Do You Have a Right to Use Your Name?

    Names and IP Law - Do You Have a Right to Use Your Name?
    Your name is a part of who you are, your own identity, and for a lot of people, a very important indicator of their history and origin. As such, a name carries immense weight and importance to some, even if it is 'generic' such as Smith or…
  • Jan 2

    Can You Patent Embryonic Stem Cells? - The ECJ Ends the Fight, For Now

    Can You Patent Embryonic Stem Cells? - The ECJ Ends the Fight, For Now
    As was discussed quite extensively on this very blog some months ago, the genesis of human life and its formidable times are a topic riddled with controversy and a myriad of viewpoints, yet the topic has not come to contention much in the…
Rank this Week: 1701