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Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Jul 19

    Germany: Beschichtungsverfahren, Federal Court of Justice of Germany, X ZR 163/12, 27 September 2016

    Germany: Beschichtungsverfahren, Federal Court of Justice of Germany, X ZR 163/12, 27 September 2016
    In this case the FCJ considered the question of whether one of the co-owners of an invention is individually entitled to file a patent application for that invention. The Court held that in general an application is not permissible if it is…
  • Jul 19

    IT team Unified Patent Court calls for input on integration users’ systems with CMS of court

    IT team Unified Patent Court calls for input on integration users’ systems with CMS of court
    The UPC IT team has called on business and service providers to provide information about how they want to integrate their systems with the case management system (CMS) of the UPC, and what services they plan to provide their clients.…
  • Jul 17

    Determination of Design Patent Infringement in China

    Determination of Design Patent Infringement in China
    The recent Apple v. Baili case has generated a wide interest in design patents. This article discusses developments on judicial standards for determining design patent infringement applied in Apple v. Baili, and some implications from this…
Rank this Week: 620

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

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

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 824

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/
  • Jul 19

    Lack of Written Description Support Leads CAFC to Invalidate

    Lack of Written Description Support Leads CAFC to Invalidate
    In TransPerfect Global, Inc. v. Joseph Matal, the CAFC affirmed the Board’s PGR rejection of the claims of US6,857,022 as invalid for lack of written description support.  The ‘022 patent discloses a method of obtaining a…
  • Jul 17

    CAFC: PTAB Claim Construction Violates Boundaries of BRI

    CAFC: PTAB Claim Construction Violates Boundaries of BRI
    In IPCom GMBG & Co. v. HTC Corp. (Fed Cir. 2017), the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded a finding of obviousness in an Inter Partes Reexamination because the PTAB’s claim construction went beyond the broadest reasonable…
  • Jul 13

    Federal Circuit Reverses E.D. Texas on Exceptional Case

    Federal Circuit Reverses E.D. Texas on Exceptional Case
    Reversing a decision from the Eastern District of Texas, the Federal Circuit held that AdjustaCam unreasonably litigated its Camera Clip patent (U.S. Pat. No. 5,855,343) and that its case was objectively baseless—holding the case to be…
Rank this Week: 391

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jul 19

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EU committees’ views on upload filters highlight differing attitudes to modern copyright protection The European…
  • Jun 21

    New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report

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

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Spotify agrees to settle US copyright-infringement claims Spotify is settling a legal claim made by a group of authors…
Rank this Week: 499

Pay or Play

Pay or Play

Covers entertainment law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://payorplay.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 18

    Upon Further Review – Nationals Get Second Swing at Orioles Over TV Dispute

    Upon Further Review – Nationals Get Second Swing at Orioles Over TV Dispute
    A New York court of appeals last week declared the Orioles and Nationals will play extra innings in the teams’ longstanding dispute over fees the Orioles’ Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) owes the Nationals for broadcasting…
  • Jul 18

    Discovery a Defendant in Facebook Flame War

    Discovery a Defendant in Facebook Flame War
    An ugly dispute between two reality stars has the potential to create precedent on the responsibility of television networks for posts by its talent on social media sites. The protagonists are Mykel Hawke and Joseph Teti, both veterans of…
  • Jun 28

    The Right Rights For Your Broadway Jukebox

    The Right Rights For Your Broadway Jukebox
    The Jukebox musical is alive and well and living on Broadway. From the songs of Gloria Estefan to Carole King, from Frankie Valli to Abba, we are amidst a 20-year old trend to present pop music’s biggest hits on the live theatrical…
Rank this Week: 1283

Control Protect & Leverage

Control Protect & Leverage

Covers patents, trademark, copyright, and business law. By Leyendecker & Lemire.

http://www.coloradoiplaw.com/resources/blog/
  • Jul 18

    I Love You, says Gene Simmon

    I Love You, says Gene Simmon
    What, aside from words and logos, can be trademarked? By Kurt Leyendecker Gene Simmons (of the rock band, “Kiss,” fame) recently filed a trademark application for the registration of a variation of the “devil horns”…
  • Jun 19

    Do your shopping: Not all patents are equal

    Do your shopping: Not all patents are equal
    Employ smart shopping tactics to the patent acquisition process By Kurt Leyendecker Every three to 10 years, the average consumer embarks on the process of buying a shiny new (or new-used) car. There are many decisions to be made as to the…
  • Apr 18

    The Tale of the Cheerleader and the Protectable 2-D Artwork

    The Tale of the Cheerleader and the Protectable 2-D Artwork
    Why a cheerleader’s uniform had the power to change the law of the land By Peter Lemire Anyone who works in the fashion or the arts is likely aware of the difficulty of protecting your designs, with the constant battle with knock-offs…
Rank this Week: 2130

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

Provides insight and commentary on patent post-grant options. By Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
  • Jul 18

    CAFC Finds Forfeit of Half-Win Before PTAB

    CAFC Finds Forfeit of Half-Win Before PTAB
    Failure to Argue Differing Claim Language of Similar Claims Haunts Appellant PTAB practitioners must always be mindful of the Board's longstanding practice to treat grouped claims as standing or falling together. That is, claims should…
  • Jul 14

    House IP Subcommittee Slams "Reprehensible" EDTX

    House IP Subcommittee Slams "Reprehensible" EDTX
    Judge Gilstrap Singled Out in Congressional Hearing as Defying SCOTUS Yesterday, the House IP Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet conducted a hearing entitled: The Impact of Bad Patents on American Businesses.…
  • Jul 12

    Patent Owners Starting to Get the Last Word at the PTAB

    Patent Owners Starting to Get the Last Word at the PTAB
    Patent Owner Sur-Replies on the Uptick Back in June of 2016, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Genzyme Therapeutic Products LP v. BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.(here).  At the time I explained that Genzyme was a game-changer.…
Rank this Week: 4514

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Jul 18

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Provision of Lanham Act That Barred Registration of Disparaging Trademark

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Provision of Lanham Act That Barred Registration of Disparaging Trademark
    The United States Supreme Court recently struck down a provision of the Lanham Act that denies registration of disparaging trademarks. Read More › Tags: Intellectual Property, News, Trademark
  • Jul 5

    Fiduciary Rule: More Changes Being Considered

    Fiduciary Rule: More Changes Being Considered
    The United States Department of Labor (the "DOL") published a request for comment in the Federal Register on July 6 with respect to its often discussed fiduciary rule (the "Fiduciary Rule"). This time, the DOL hopes to clarify uncertainty…
  • Jun 26

    FAA Drone Registration Rule Struck Down

    FAA Drone Registration Rule Struck Down
    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals recently struck down a regulation from the Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") mandating registration of all drones. The Court found that the registration requirement was too intrusive and…
Rank this Week: 3135

Hutko's Technology Law Blog

Hutko's Technology Law Blog

By Martin Husovec. Comments and reports on important and interesting European developments of technology law (IP & Internet law). The primary aim is to cover and report the case law from the Court of Justice of the European Union and from selected higher Central European courts (German, Slovak, Czech and sometimes Austrian courts).

http://www.husovec.eu
  • Jul 18

    [ECtHR] Kharitonov v Russia: When Website Blocking Goes Awry

    [ECtHR] Kharitonov v Russia: When Website Blocking Goes Awry
    The European Court of Human Rights will soon hear a key case on website blocking and freedom of expression online - Kharitonov v Russia (app no. 10795/14). The case raises tons of important questions. It should be therefore closely watched by…
  • May 22

    [New Paper] Website Blocking, Injunctions and Beyond: View on the Harmonization from the Netherland

    [New Paper] Website Blocking, Injunctions and Beyond: View on the Harmonization from the Netherland
    I have recently uploaded on SSRN a new draft of a paper about harmonization and blocking (forthcoming in GRUR Int) that I co-authored with my student, Lisa van Dongen. It is an extension of the talk that I gave in Berlin last year during the…
  • Oct 3

    Intermediary Liability as a Human Rights Issue [Call for Papers]

    Intermediary Liability as a Human Rights Issue [Call for Papers]
    Call for Papers (abstracts due November 30, 2016)  Intermediary Liability as a Human Rights Issue  An issue of Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law (JIPITEC) (link)  Edited…
Rank this Week: 1533

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Jul 18

    Own a gun? Hope you like jail.

    Own a gun? Hope you like jail.
    For all intents and purposes, it’s a crime just to have or possess a gun in the state of New Jersey—unless you’re in your own home—and with new rules just announced by the New Jersey judiciary, people charged with…
  • Jul 17

    Press Release: Joseph Bahgat Named a ‘Fastcase 50’ Legal Innovator

    Press Release: Joseph Bahgat Named a ‘Fastcase 50’ Legal Innovator
    For Immediate Release Contact: Kevin Vermeulen, COO, Good2BSocial Kevin@good2bsocial.com | Ph: (917) 679-7571 Bahgat + Bahgat Managing Attorney’s Newest Award Solidifies His Reputation as a Legal Innovator and Tech Leader July 14,…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Justices Battle Over The “Internet”

    Supreme Court Justices Battle Over The “Internet”
    I admit I’m a grammar snob. Sue me. I’ve been this way as long as I can remember, long before I became an attorney. When I read something in which the author doesn’t know the difference between your and you’re, I…
Rank this Week: 1241

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/
  • Jul 18

    1H 2017 Quick Links, Part 4 (Copyright, Patent, More)

    1H 2017 Quick Links, Part 4 (Copyright, Patent, More)
    Copyright * Design Basics, LLC v. Lexington Homes, Inc., 858 F.3d 1093 (7th Cir. 2017). Three noteworthy passages from this case: – “the existence of the plaintiff’s copyrighted materials on the Internet, even on a public…
  • Jul 17

    1H 2017 Quick Links, Part 3 (Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb)

    1H 2017 Quick Links, Part 3 (Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb)
    Google * Bloomberg: Google Now Scrubbing Private Medical Records From Search Results * Search Engine Land: A deep look at Google’s biggest-ever search quality crisis * Search Engine Land: Google launches new effort to flag upsetting or…
  • Jul 16

    1H 2017 Quick Links, Part 2 (Privacy, Security)

    1H 2017 Quick Links, Part 2 (Privacy, Security)
    Privacy *  Vigil v. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., 2017 WL 398404 (SDNY Jan. 30, 2017): The plaintiffs allege that they agreed to the MyPlayer terms and conditions, that NBA 2K15 scanned their faces to create personalized…
Rank this Week: 1153

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jul 18

    Less Offensive - US Supreme Court Takes on Disparaging Trademark

    Less Offensive - US Supreme Court Takes on Disparaging Trademark
    Issues surrounding race are incredibly difficult and complex things, and clearly have no single answer to address them fully. Many efforts have been made to address various nuances of race and racial negativity, one of which is the prevention…
  • Jul 11

    Results Breakdown - Canadian Supreme Court Rules on Infringing Websites and Google Search Result

    Results Breakdown - Canadian Supreme Court Rules on Infringing Websites and Google Search Result
    When reading this case this writer pondered what he would do in a world without Google (or search engines in general). Finding information on a web that's very close to an unrestricted space is both very useful, and can produce results you…
  • Jun 27

    Copyright Mutiny - The Pirate Bay is Communicating Works to the Public, says CJEU

    Copyright Mutiny - The Pirate Bay is Communicating Works to the Public, says CJEU
    Internet piracy has become a very common thing in the 21st century, and websites providing access to infringing materials, specifically torrent files, are booming. While these sites don't host material themselves, they provide links to files…
Rank this Week: 493

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jul 17

    Coherus Challenges One AbbVie Humira Patent In Four PTAB Proceeding

    Coherus Challenges One AbbVie Humira Patent In Four PTAB Proceeding
    I’ve written previously about sequential PTAB challenges to the same patent, but the dispute between Coherus Biosciences Inc. and AbbVie Biotechnology Ltd. has engendered six Inter Partes Review proceedings against the same Humira…
  • Jul 10

    District Court Invalidates Dietary Supplement Patents On Motion To Dismi

    District Court Invalidates Dietary Supplement Patents On Motion To Dismi
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California invalidated several dietary supplement product and method patents as being directed to ineligible subject matter, even though they claimed products providing a certain dose or…
  • Jun 26

    Does Amgen Have Viable State Law Claims Against Sandoz Arising From The Zarxio Biosimilar Patent Dispute?

    Does Amgen Have Viable State Law Claims Against Sandoz Arising From The Zarxio Biosimilar Patent Dispute?
    In Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. (which you can read more about here), the Supreme Court held that 42 USC § 262(l)(9)(C) sets forth the exclusive federal remedy for failing to provide a copy of the biosimilar application to the…
Rank this Week: 3949

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jul 17

    Transitional phrase in a claim determines scope of patent protection

    Transitional phrase in a claim determines scope of patent protection
    A patent claim has three major sections, namely, a preamble, a transitional phrase and a body.  The body of the claim contains the elements which define the scope of patent protection as defined by that claim. The transitional phrase…
  • Jun 17

    Patent based injunction granted due to reputational harm

    Patent based injunction granted due to reputational harm
    I.  Preliminary injunction background An issued patent provides its owner the right to exclude or stop others from competing against the patented invention.  However, that right has been weakened in that it is much harder to…
  • Jun 12

    Equitable estoppel is still available to limit patent infringement liability

    Equitable estoppel is still available to limit patent infringement liability
    Under § 286, a defendant’s liability for patent infringement is limited to the preceding six years.  Laches used to be a defense that would cut that six year time period even shorter.  However, in SCA Hygiene Products v.…
Rank this Week: 4791

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jul 17

    * Why We PMC: The MCats Band Story

    * Why We PMC: The MCats Band Story
    17 Seconds #38 [Editor’s note: This edition of “17 Seconds” has been heavily cross-posted (on clocktowerlaw.com, erikjheels.com, giantpeople.com, mcatsband.org, Facebook, and LinkedIn) because cancer sucks!] On Sunday…
  • Jun 17

    * When To File Trademarks In Canada And Europe

    * When To File Trademarks In Canada And Europe
    17 Seconds #37 With apologies to my Canadian friends and family, Canada is the functional equivalent of the 51st state. Because Canada is so close to the United States, you should file trademarks in Canada for your top trademarks (i.e. your…
  • May 17

    * 17 Seconds #36 – Q: What do Boston startups Disruptor Beam, Onshape, RailPod, and Tamr have in common?

    * 17 Seconds #36 – Q: What do Boston startups Disruptor Beam, Onshape, RailPod, and Tamr have in common?
    A: IP law by Clocktower Law. By Erik J. Heels First published 5/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. Three of the four things that Clocktower Law does for a living are a waste of money: Most foreign patents are a waste of money.…
Rank this Week: 332

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/
  • Jul 17

    3D Printing – a New Industry Made in America

    3D Printing – a New Industry Made in America
    A blog post about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce Increasingly, we’re seeing the products of additive manufacturing – better known as 3D printing – all around us: in retail stores, in classrooms, and even in…
  • Jul 13

    Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – 5 Years Supporting Innovation

    Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – 5 Years Supporting Innovation
    Blog by Joe Matal, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and Christal Sheppard, Director of the Midwest Regional Office When the USPTO set out to open…
  • Jun 29

    One Year On: Developments in the Protection of Trade Secret

    One Year On: Developments in the Protection of Trade Secret
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter U.S. businesses own an estimated $5 trillion worth of trade secrets. Their theft, involving losses in the tens or possibly hundreds of billions of…
Rank this Week: 5009

FPC Review

FPC Review

By Martin Wilming. Reviews / summarizes all decisions issued by the Swiss Federal Patent Court.

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • Jul 17

    Wrongful reinstatement is no ground for nullity of an SPC

    Wrongful reinstatement is no ground for nullity of an SPC
    Case No. S2016_009 ¦ Decision of 04 July 2017 ¦ “ESZ / Nichtigkeitsgründe” The decision grants interim injunctive relief in summary proceedings based on an SPC. Notably, the defendant neither…
  • Jul 14

    BREAKING: FPC to assess SPC granting practice

    BREAKING: FPC to assess SPC granting practice
    Case No. O2017_001 ¦ Main hearing of 21 August 2017 @ 10am ×Note that Hepp Wenger Ryffel AG is involved in this matter on behalf of the plaintiff. The FPC published a leaflet earlier today with key bibliographic details…
  • Jul 8

    Organisational changes to the FPC?

    Organisational changes to the FPC?
    The Committee for Legal Affairs of the National Council is currently considering amendments to the Patent Court Act (PatCA) to reflect some learnings from the first years of practice of the FPC. See the matter 16.478 on the website…
Rank this Week: 1999

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3831

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
  • Jul 16

    Why The Federal Circuit Revisited Written Description

    Why The Federal Circuit Revisited Written Description
    In Stanford University v. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Fed Cir. No 2015-2011, June 27, 2017), the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded interference decisions on the ground the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”)…
  • Jun 25

    USPTO Extends Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program

    USPTO Extends Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program
    On June 29th, 2016, the USPTO announced the Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program to allow expedited examination of patent applications that pertain to cancer immunotherapy. Under the Program and after proper petition, the USPTO has examined…
  • Jun 10

    NIH Begins Beta Test of Million Patient Cohort

    NIH Begins Beta Test of Million Patient Cohort
    The National Institutes of Health announced the enrollment of the first participants as beta testers of the “All of Us” research program. Initially branded as the “Precision Medicine Initiative®” Cohort Program,…
Rank this Week: 3907

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 458

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Jul 16

    Licence/License

    Licence/License
    Diese Differenzierung hat mich in Studientagen (auch dank der Autokorrektur-Funktion von Word) zur Verzweiflung gebracht: IP-Lizenzen (andere natürlich auch) heißen auf Englisch „Licence“, nicht etwa License. Anders…
  • Jul 16

    In eigener Sache

    In eigener Sache
    In diesem Blog wir ein Update des „Über uns“-Teils fällig. Ich habe vor einiger Zeit den Arbeitgeber gewechselt – von der Kanzlei in’s Unternehmen. Die Arbeit bleibt „IP“, die Arbeit bleibt auch…
  • Jan 16

    Neues Verfahren zur Löschung nicht benutzter Marken – Änderung des Schweizer Markenrechts ab dem 1. Januar 2017

    Neues Verfahren zur Löschung nicht benutzter Marken – Änderung des Schweizer Markenrechts ab dem 1. Januar 2017
    Ein Gastbeitrag von RA Michael Bopp, LL.M. Während bisher für die Löschung von nicht gebrauchten Marken im Schweizer Markenregister ein aufwändiges und teures Zivilverfahren nötig war, besteht seit Beginn dieses…
Rank this Week: 550

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Jul 16

    IP Firm Patent Filing Data Reveals a Tough and Competitive Market for Australian Attorney

    IP Firm Patent Filing Data Reveals a Tough and Competitive Market for Australian Attorney
    In its Australian Intellectual Property Report 2017, IP Australia revealed that it received one percent fewer standard patent applications in 2016 than in the previous year. While this is first and foremost a bad sign for innovators, who are…
  • Jul 9

    Canada Rightly Ditches the ‘Promise Doctrine’ for Utility, Australia Should Follow Suit

    Canada Rightly Ditches the ‘Promise Doctrine’ for Utility, Australia Should Follow Suit
    Canada is not a republic.  It is, like Australia, a card-carrying, fully paid-up, current member of the British Commonwealth.  Canada’s Head of State is the same nonagenarian resident of ‘Buck House’ who reigns…
  • Jul 2

    How ‘Rational’ Are Australian Patent Applicants?

    How ‘Rational’ Are Australian Patent Applicants?
    Last Tuesday night, I watched episode 2 of season 3 of the Australian version of the reality TV program for entrepreneurs seeking investors, Shark Tank.  The episode featured a husband and wife team, Margaret and Peter Powell, who were…
Rank this Week: 1175

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Jul 15

    Easily Find Top Attorneys with Docket Alarm's New Analytics Tool

    Easily Find Top Attorneys with Docket Alarm's New Analytics Tool
    Just in time for the annual AALL conference, Docket Alarm is excited to announce the addition of attorney analytics to its analytics platform. Now, along with being able to view analytics on parties, judges, and law firms, users can see how…
  • Apr 3

    Show Me the Money: Quickly Find Court Damages Awards, Verdicts, Judgments, and Fines by Dollar Amount

    Show Me the Money: Quickly Find Court Damages Awards, Verdicts, Judgments, and Fines by Dollar Amount
    Docket Alarm is excited to announce a new search feature that makes researching damages awards and jury verdicts fast and easy. Researching dollar amounts in litigation is a common task, as parties often seek to understand their potential…
  • Jan 12

    New Range and Numerical Search Filters Home in on Relevant Result

    New Range and Numerical Search Filters Home in on Relevant Result
    Docket Alarm is excited to announce new search features that make finding relevant cases easier than ever before.Range and numerical filters allow you to search by specifying ranges of the number of parties, firms, or attorneys involved in a…
Rank this Week: 2589

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jul 14

    TWiL 393: Eggplant Emoji: Parmigiana or Pernicious?

    TWiL 393: Eggplant Emoji: Parmigiana or Pernicious?
    Why are my threatening emoji's showing up as an alien? Join Gabriella Ziccarelli, Denise Howell, Mike Keyes and Matt Curtis discuss the world of emojis and emoticons. Yes, your bank responds when you send it a bag of gold. No, it is not…
  • Jun 30

    TWiL 392: The Episode That Shall Not Be Named

    TWiL 392: The Episode That Shall Not Be Named
    The end of the disparagement clause and the rise of free speech. Join Simon Tam of The Slants, Mike Keyes, Denise Howell, and Matt Curtis for a special episode discussing SCOTUS's Matal v. Tam. Happy 4th! See you on July 14th! Hosts: Denise…
  • Jun 23

    TWiL 391: Pai In The Sky

    TWiL 391: Pai In The Sky
    We light a candle for internet laws, the Swiss have holes in their speech protections, the internet is turning music upside down, Congress is doing the ostrich, Uber wish that it could too. Hosts: Denise Howell and Matt Curtis Guest: Peter…
Rank this Week: 633

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Nikki Siesel, Esq. of the Law Offices Of Joseph C. Messina.

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Williams-Sonoma Is Refused Registration Of The Mark MANHATTAN

    Williams-Sonoma Is Refused Registration Of The Mark MANHATTAN
    It appears that more often than not the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board” or the “TTAB”) issues favorable decisions for the big corporations. However, this one came down against Williams-Sonoma Inc. (the…
  • Jun 30

    Two Significant Court Decisions Impacting USPTO Trademark Practice

    Two Significant Court Decisions Impacting USPTO Trademark Practice
    Two recent decisions, one before the U.S. Supreme Court and one pending before the Federal Circuit have kept the United States Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) busy writing Examination Guidance for Section 2(a) of the…
  • Jun 12

    A Reversal By The Board, Did The TTAB Reach The Right Decision?

    A Reversal By The Board, Did The TTAB Reach The Right Decision?
    Applicant sought to register the mark BUNGEE BLAST for a foam flying toy and hand-powered non-mechanical toy in class 28. The applicant applied for a standard character mark and disclaimed the term “BUNGEE”. The Examining Attorney…
Rank this Week: 2158

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
  • Jul 14

    What Does It Mean to Hold X Shares?

    What Does It Mean to Hold X Shares?
    I am writing this post because of a Quora question that I answered. Please see What does it mean when you have X shares in a company? Before addressing the significance of the number of shares, I will address the significance of…
  • Jun 12

    What Are My Entity’s Compliance Obligations?

    What Are My Entity’s Compliance Obligations?
    Frequently, the first service I provide to a client is to form a new legal entity (corporation or limited liability company). And frequently, once that entity is formed, the client’s first question is “What are my entity’s…
  • Jun 2

    How Delaware Became the Incorporation Capital

    How Delaware Became the Incorporation Capital
    This post explains how Delaware became the incorporation capital of the U.S. It is based on a Quora question that I answered recently. Please see How did Delaware acquire its status as a corporate haven? There are a number of law…
Rank this Week: 1019

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jul 14

    Women, IP law and the panel-gender quota count

    Women, IP law and the panel-gender quota count
    It started with a bit of typical Internet snark between lawyer-mindfulness guru Jeena Cho and your snarky blogger: Go figure:  It ended up being a very interesting discussion, if not...
  • Jul 7

    Likelihood of somniloquy

    Likelihood of somniloquy
    Originally posted 2012-07-01 01:18:59. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe New York Times: “Trademark is the sleeping giant of intellectual property,” said Paul Goldstein, a professor at the Stanford law school....
  • Jul 7

    Fake IP new

    Fake IP new
    Fake IP news isn’t news. For years I’ve been expressing skepticism about the constant drumbeat by Big IP, its enablers and its vendors about the ridiculous figures bandied about as...
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Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump
    TweetHere’s something you already knew: “managing Trump” is a “‘titanic’ legal task.” That’s from the app-based headline for the this Washington Post story: Trump’s legal team faces…
  • Jul 14

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter
    TweetThe Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, along with a number of individuals, has sued President Donald Trump in the federal court for blocking users from his Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump. The organization said in…
  • Mar 10

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist
    TweetBritish news is reporting that Jack Monroe (@MxJackMonroe), who writes about hunger and food issues, has won £24,000 (US$29,200) damages award against newspaper columnist and TV personality Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) over two…
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Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Access Copyright v. York U – And All Eyes Over to York U for What's Next

    Access Copyright v. York U – And All Eyes Over to York U for What's Next
    The Good New and the Bad NewsThe only good news for the Canadian educational community about the recent Federal Court decision in Access Copyright v. York University is that the judgment is, with respect, so clearly and consistently wrong…
  • Jul 12

    Access Copyright v. York University - the Actual Terms of the Judgment

    Access Copyright v. York University - the Actual Terms of the Judgment
    Date: 20170712Docket: T-578-13Citation: 2017 FC 670Ottawa, Ontario, July 12, 2017PRESENT: The Honourable Mr. Justice PhelanBETWEEN:THE CANADIAN COPYRIGHT LICENSING AGENCY ("ACCESS COPYRIGHT")Plaintiff/Defendant by CounterclaimandYORK…
  • Jul 12

    YORK UNIVERSITY LOSES ON "MANDATORY" ISSUE AND FAIR DEALING

    YORK UNIVERSITY LOSES ON "MANDATORY" ISSUE AND FAIR DEALING
    FROM THE FEDERAL COURT(highlight added)*** Ottawa, July 12, 2017 – A judgment was issued today by the Honourable Michael L. Phelan of the Federal Court in file T-578-13:IN THE MATTER OF THE CANADIAN COPYRIGHT LICENSING AGENCY ("ACCESS…
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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: 3752

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

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

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
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Create Protect Blog

Create Protect Blog

Covers intellectual property, media and entertainment law. By Bennett Law Office.

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/
  • Jul 14

    Entertainment Law Update Episode 86 -- Tamera Bennett & Gordon Firemark

    Entertainment Law Update Episode 86 -- Tamera Bennett & Gordon Firemark
    Listen to Dallas-area music lawyer Tamera Bennett and Los Angeles film lawyer Gordon Firemark discuss the latest entertainment law issues on the Entertainment Law Update Podcast.Click the arrow below to listen or click the "Apple" below to…
  • Jun 21

    How Can I Protect A Trademark For My T-shirt?

    How Can I Protect A Trademark For My T-shirt?
    You've just developed a catchy new phrase or word that you want to protect as a trademark. Maybe you went so far to already file a trademark application and received an office action refusing your application. What went wrong?What Can I Do To…
  • Jun 15

    Podcasts I'm Listening To And Why - January to June 2017

    Podcasts I'm Listening To And Why - January to June 2017
    Over the last year I've seen my consumption of information transition from reading to listening. I've always been a huge fan of good-ole' fashioned terrestrial radio and an avid listener to all things NPR.  I've found for most of 2017,…
Rank this Week: 2602

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: 1240

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

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

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 191

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1396

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 13

    EU Antitrust Policy: Favoring Innovation over the Googles’ of the World

    EU Antitrust Policy: Favoring Innovation over the Googles’ of the World
    By Amela Zukic As many of us have heard, the European Commission recently slapped Google with a 2.7-billon dollar antitrust fine for allegedly favoring its own comparison-shopping service, an illegal practice in the EU. Google now has 90 days…
  • Jul 11

    Spotify Proposes $43 Million Settlement Class Action Lawsuit for Unlawful Distribution of Copyrighted Music

    Spotify Proposes $43 Million Settlement Class Action Lawsuit for Unlawful Distribution of Copyrighted Music
    By: Adam Roberts Popular music streaming service Spotify has agreed to pay $43.45 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by a collection of songwriters and music copyright holders.  The class plaintiffs allege that Spotify…
  • Jul 6

    Texting Too Far

    Texting Too Far
    By Ari Robbins On Friday, June 16th, a Massachusetts Juvenile Court Judge found twenty-year old Michelle Carter guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Conrad Roy III. Carter was found guilty of recklessly causing Roy III’s death.…
Rank this Week: 1213

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/
  • Jul 13

    Benefits of Registration

    Benefits of Registration
    Recently, Amazon rolled out its revamped brand registry. This is a recent example of an online marketplace encouraging intellectual property owners to embrace the platform by taking steps to protect such owners’ rights. Amazon…
  • Jul 7

    Genericide of the Fidget Spinner

    Genericide of the Fidget Spinner
    It seems everywhere I look, I see stores, gas stations, mall kiosks and even boutiques in Gatlinburg selling Fidget Spinners.  Every kid I know has one (or probably more than one).  So is FIDGET SPINNER a type of toy or a brand? If…
  • Jun 19

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

    Coach + Kate Spade = Quirky, Preppy, Playfully Sophisticated Grippable
    Coach, the maker of luxury handbags and various other grippable accessories, announced that it will buy Kate Spade, a competitor in the luxury handbag arena. Both companies also sell clothing and other products, but they are probably best…
Rank this Week: 1229

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jul 12

    Antonopoulos Wrong: Of Course Scams Can Be Regulated

    Antonopoulos Wrong: Of Course Scams Can Be Regulated
    “Antonopoulos Wrong” is a “man bites dog” headline, since it happens almost never. But in this recent Q&A video he completely dismisses any effect of regulatory bodies that try to protect consumers from scams. His…
  • Jul 5

    German Renewable Auction Model not an Absolutely Catastrophic Disaster

    German Renewable Auction Model not an Absolutely Catastrophic Disaster
    Corinna Klessmann and Silvana Tiedemann are even calling it a success. These authors are employed as specialists in the field by the Ecofys consultancy firm, and have advised the German government on these issues. So I assume they know what…
  • Jun 18

    Suncontract Token Sale Review

    Suncontract Token Sale Review
    I just found out about the token sale scheduled later this month for the “Suncontract” project, by clicking on an ad at coinmarketcap. Here is their website. And here is a thread on bitcointalk announcing the project. A first…
Rank this Week: 2528

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Jul 12

    Wildfire Protection System

    Wildfire Protection System
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog EditorPatent No. 6,360,968 B1Wildfire Protection SystemInventors: Timothy Orrange and Gary J. Sweeton Description: I was supposed to go camping this upcoming…
  • Jun 20

    An Overview and Comparison of U.S. and Japanese Patent Litigation

    An Overview and Comparison of U.S. and Japanese Patent Litigation
    An Overview and Comparison of U.S. and Japanese Patent Litigation Kyle Pietari In recent decades, patent systems have taken a lead role in shaping the global economy. This trend has been particularly clear in the U.S. and Japan, two of the…
  • Jun 9

    Pickup Truck Tent Camping System

    Pickup Truck Tent Camping System
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog EditorPatent No. 6,481,784 B2Pickup Truck Tent Camping SystemInventors: Lee B. Cargill Assignee: Enel Company Description: To continue with the camping…
Rank this Week: 2127

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/
  • Jul 12

    DJ Action: HIPPIE LAUNDRY v DIRTY LAUNDRY, CHINESE LAUNDRY for footwear

    DJ Action: HIPPIE LAUNDRY v DIRTY LAUNDRY, CHINESE LAUNDRY for footwear
    DJ Plaintiff uses HIPPIE LAUNDRY for clothing. DJ Defendant owns CHINESE LAUNDRY and DIRTY LAUNDRY for shoes. Defendant protested Plaintiff’s potential expansion of HIPPIE LAUNDRY into footwear.
  • Jul 11

    Recent Trademark Tweets and Re-Tweet

    Recent Trademark Tweets and Re-Tweet
    TTAB Test: Is "ROSE" Generic for Beer-Based Mixed Beverages? https://t.co/wsgda041qT pic.twitter.com/yaXBK8BDAz — TTABlog (@TTABlog) July 10, 2017 India:Online infringement: the role of intermediarieshttps://t.co/kjdEDR1i8g —…
  • Jul 11

    SDNY: Solmetex v Dental Recycling – False Advertising, Trade Libel

    SDNY: Solmetex v Dental Recycling – False Advertising, Trade Libel
    a few misrepresentations aren't commercial advertising or promotion https://t.co/sGgmmOrWty — Rebecca Tushnet (@rtushnet) July 5, 2017
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The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on 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/
  • Jul 11

    Digging through the mud to see the damage sustained

    Digging through the mud to see the damage sustained
    The Full Federal Court has made it clear that, in an action for unjustified threats, a party is entitled only to damage sustained as a result of the unjustified threats under section 128 of the Patents Act 1990 (the Act), and not damage…
  • Jun 20

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

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

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature
    On May 18, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office proposed some regulatory changes in its requirement for a handwritten, wet signature in order to a record a document with the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office has proposed permitting electronic…
Rank this Week: 1475

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
  • Jul 11

    Digging through the mud to see the damage sustained

    Digging through the mud to see the damage sustained
    The Full Federal Court has made it clear that, in an action for unjustified threats, a party is entitled only to damage sustained as a result of the unjustified threats under section 128 of the Patents Act 1990 (the Act), and not damage…
  • Jun 20

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

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

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature
    On May 18, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office proposed some regulatory changes in its requirement for a handwritten, wet signature in order to a record a document with the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office has proposed permitting electronic…
Rank this Week: 2540

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Jul 11

    But Is It Okay to Google His Name? T-Pain Not Guilty of Genericide

    But Is It Okay to Google His Name? T-Pain Not Guilty of Genericide
    “Baby it’s okay, you can Google my name.” This line from T-Pain’s hit, “Bottlez,” became a focus in a recent Ninth Circuit trademark case on my favorite intellectual property issue: genericide. Among other…
  • Jul 5

    The “Commander-in-Tweet” and the First Amendment

    The “Commander-in-Tweet” and the First Amendment
    Can you violate the First Amendment by blocking people from your Twitter account? According to the Knight First Amendment Institute, it’s possible if that account is @realDonaldTrump. As we have mentioned before, Donald Trump’s…
  • Jun 15

    I, TweetBot: Are Fake Users Social Media’s Dirty Little Secret?

    I, TweetBot: Are Fake Users Social Media’s Dirty Little Secret?
    President Donald Trump loves to tweet. Although he has been a prolific tweeter since his days as a reality TV star, during his presidential campaign and subsequent time in office, President Trump has taken the “Art of the Tweet”…
Rank this Week: 1218

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    Circulating with SAIIPL, dotAfrica, ASA and Silverware

    Circulating with SAIIPL, dotAfrica, ASA and Silverware
    Several years ago the irrepressible Dr Madelein Kleyn revived the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law’s newsletter – “IP Briefs”. Afro-IP is pleased to announce that it will assist SAIIPL and Dr…
  • Jul 7

    ASA update, Pottinger & Guptas, Ethiopia's bootleggers and the world's largest battery

    ASA update, Pottinger & Guptas, Ethiopia's bootleggers and the world's largest battery
    Friday first week of July, Africa’s Dimension Data sponsored Tour de France team lost Mark Cavendish; Wimbledon 2017 features Africans from Tunisia, Zimbabwe and South Africa; FIFA has banned Sudanese football clubs from participating…
  • Jul 4

    The link between passing off & provenance - Guest Post

    The link between passing off & provenance - Guest Post
    Darren MargoAfro-Corne is delighted to receive this handy synopsis on recent case law on passing off from the desks of Darren Margo and Natalie Hill of Margo Attorneys. In this post the authors pick up on the…
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Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jul 10

    Global Injunctions Available Against Search Engines, Rules Supreme Court of Canada

    Global Injunctions Available Against Search Engines, Rules Supreme Court of Canada
    By: Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy and Thomas Kurys  (Toronto) The Supreme Court of Canada recently released a landmark decision in which a broad worldwide injunction was upheld restraining Google from including certain websites in its search…
  • Jun 19

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules Trademark Act Disparagement Clause is Unconstitutional

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules Trademark Act Disparagement Clause is Unconstitutional
    By John Nading, David Kramer, James Stewart, and Alberto Zacapa The Supreme Court today struck down the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act as facially invalid under the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment, affirming the decision of…
  • Jun 8

    WHAT’S IN A NAME? ISSUES FACING GENERIC NAMES AND MARKS

    WHAT’S IN A NAME? ISSUES FACING GENERIC NAMES AND MARKS
    By Melinda Upton and Claire Kermond (Sydney) In the retail and fashion industries, names and marks are a key element of the marketing strategies and longevity of brands.  Using generic marks or names can land retailers and fashion…
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