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Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted
    In Malibu Media v. Doe, EDNY 15-3504, Judge Locke has denied the defendant's motion to quash, and lifted the stay on all of the EDNY Malibu Media cases, which had all been consolidated. The Court accepted the representations of plaintiff's…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
  • Oct 6

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

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

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Aug 24

    ‘Unitary Patent reforms are welcome, even though patent litigation in Europe has worked quite well’

    ‘Unitary Patent reforms are welcome, even though patent litigation in Europe has worked quite well’
    Although patent litigation in Europe is fragmented, businesses have been able to cope and a unitary system may not be strictly necessary for the patent system to function in Europe. However, the new UPC does represent an opportunity to…
  • Aug 22

    A Careful Choice of Remedies Could Save a Claimant £10,000 in Court Fee

    A Careful Choice of Remedies Could Save a Claimant £10,000 in Court Fee
    While the subject of the appropriate court fees to pay when issuing proceedings is not normally an exciting one to write about (indeed some readers of this post will say that this remains the case) a recent application concerning the…
  • Aug 21

    The “problem and solution approach” is here to stay

    The “problem and solution approach” is here to stay
    One of the possible methods to examine incentive activity is what is known as the “problem and solution approach” usually applied by the European Patent Office (“EPO”). Spanish Courts like this methodology, as it…
Rank this Week: 2792

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 303

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    Amended rules relating to the refund of the examination fee

    Amended rules relating to the refund of the examination fee
    Today the rules relating to fees[1] stipulates that the examination fee will be refunded in full if the European patent application is withdrawn, refused or deemed to be withdrawn before the Examination Division (ED) has assumed…
  • Jul 7

    EPO and IP AUSTRALIA launches new PPH agreement

    EPO and IP AUSTRALIA launches new PPH agreement
    As the PPH network continues to expand, the Awapatent IP Blog lets its readers stay one step ahead by keeping monitoring the new expansions and arising possibilities. Most recently, European patent applicants are offered a new possibility of…
  • Jun 30

    Has China taken another Bite out of the Apple?

    Has China taken another Bite out of the Apple?
    After locking horns with a local Chinese company for six years over the IPHONE trademark, Apple took a drubbing after last month’s decision by the Beijing High People’s Court. Apple applied for the “IPHONE” trademark…
Rank this Week: 256

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Aug 23

    HAPPENING NOW: NBA Annual General Conference

    HAPPENING NOW: NBA Annual General Conference
    August 23, 2016 – The 56th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is currently being held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Democracy and Economic Development.... The…
  • Aug 14

    Release of the Global Innovation Index 2016

    Release of the Global Innovation Index 2016
    August 15, 2016 — Earlier today, the 2016 Global Innovation Index was released by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The Global Innovation Index ranks the innovation…
  • Aug 12

    Upcoming Event: 29th Annual Conference of the Biotechnology Society Of Nigeria

    Upcoming Event: 29th Annual Conference of the Biotechnology Society Of Nigeria
    August 13, 2016 — The 29th Annual Conference and General Meeting of the Biotechnology Society Of Nigeria (BSN) will take place from August 28 to August 31, 2016. The Theme of the conference is “Biotechnology: A... The post…
Rank this Week: 3127

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 2562

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Aug 22

    Federal Circuit Affirms Tygacil Formulation Patent

    Federal Circuit Affirms Tygacil Formulation Patent
    In Apotex, Inc. v. Wyeth LLC, the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) finding that Apotex had failed to show that claims directed to a specific formulation of tigecycline were invalid as…
  • Aug 17

    USPTO Sued Over December 2015 Holiday

    USPTO Sued Over December 2015 Holiday
    Elm 3DS Innovations, LLC has sued the USPTO in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to challenge its authority to declare that December 22-24, 2015 were “holidays” because the USPTO had experienced a power…
  • Aug 15

    Construing Markush Group Claim

    Construing Markush Group Claim
    In Multilayer Stretch Cling Film v. Berry Plastics, the Federal Circuit provided a detailed discussion of the construction of claims that use Markush group language. The decision emphasizes the closed nature of the “consisting…
Rank this Week: 1010

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    INTA's Building Africa With Brands gets closer - a few places left sign up!

    INTA's Building Africa With Brands gets closer - a few places left sign up!
    In just over a week INTA comes to Africa's Cape Town to run a two day conference entitled "Building Africa With Brands". The full program can be obtained here and Afro Leo understands that there are still a few places left, so sign up! (see…
  • Aug 15

    CLEARVU Opposition Decision

    CLEARVU Opposition Decision
    The latest in the trade mark battles between security fence competitors, Cochrane Steel and M-Systems, are the findings in the opposition brought by M-Systems against the Registry's acceptance of Cochrane Steel's CLEARVU…
  • Aug 15

    Adams & Adams Africa Network Meeting 11 August 2016 (part 2)

    Adams & Adams Africa Network Meeting 11 August 2016 (part 2)
     Following on from Friday's post on the third annual AAANM,  the country reports were ably presented by Mohamed Eldib (North Africa), Brenda Matanga (Southern Africa), Dr Saudin Mwajake (East Africa) and Olusola Ogundimu (West…
Rank this Week: 1100

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1570

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
  • Aug 22

    USPTO ANNOUNCES CANCER MOONSHOT CHALLENGE

    USPTO ANNOUNCES CANCER MOONSHOT CHALLENGE
    The USPTO announced a public challenge in support of the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The USPTO is asking the public to investigate and leverage the intellectual property data within the USPTO and combine it with other economic…
  • Aug 22

    Ariosa Loses Verinata Patent Challenge

    Ariosa Loses Verinata Patent Challenge
    Fetal diagnostic pioneer Ariosa Diagnostics lost its latest attempt to invalidate competitor Verinata Health’s U.S. Patent No. 8,318,430, “Methods of Fetal Abnormality Detection.” The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal…
  • Aug 14

    Advancing Personalized Medicine Through Cross-sector Collaboration and Innovation

    Advancing Personalized Medicine Through Cross-sector Collaboration and Innovation
    Since 2013, thought leaders, innovators, and health care specialists have convened for a one day summit to discuss the business of personalized medicine. The Business of Personalized Medicine Summit, explores the economic, legal…
Rank this Week: 2193

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4506

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 3169

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/
  • Aug 22

    The Role of Incapacity in Wisconsin Estate Planning

    The Role of Incapacity in Wisconsin Estate Planning
    Recognizing the potential for incapacitation as part of your Wisconsin estate plan is important in order to avoid unnecessary legal battles and guardianship proceedings (sometimes called "living probate").
  • Aug 12

    The Probate Process in Wisconsin

    The Probate Process in Wisconsin
    Any Wisconsin estate that exceeds $50,000 in value must go through the probate process unless the property is subject to certain exemptions.
  • Jul 18

    What is Essential Estate Planning? A Last Will and Testament? A Revocable Living Trust?

    What is Essential Estate Planning? A Last Will and Testament? A Revocable Living Trust?
    Over half of American adults and approximately 92 percent of adults under the age of 35 have not written a will. Most assume they do not need a will because any assets left behind will automatically be inherited by family members.
Rank this Week: 2345

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/
  • Aug 22

    USPTO Launches Cancer Moonshot Challenge

    USPTO Launches Cancer Moonshot Challenge
    Guest Blog by Chief of Staff of the USPTO Vikrum Aiyer and Senior Advisor Thomas A. Beach The USPTO is playing an important role in the National Cancer Moonshot, a Presidential initiative we blogged about earlier this summer, to speed up…
  • Jul 25

    Keeping International Competition Front of Mind

    Keeping International Competition Front of Mind
    Guest blog by Chief Communications Officer Patrick Ross Empowering bold entrepreneurship by inventors and businesses drives the U.S. economy in a global marketplace. We at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office know that entrepreneurs today…
  • Jul 15

    Intellectual Property and the Challenge of 3D Printing

    Intellectual Property and the Challenge of 3D Printing
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter 3D printing—also known as stereolithography or additive manufacturing—is a printing technology that uses computer-controlled lasers to…
Rank this Week: 4026

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/
  • Aug 22

    The Answer We Filed On Behalf of Sun Cedar in Car-Freshner v Sun Cedar

    The Answer We Filed On Behalf of Sun Cedar in Car-Freshner v Sun Cedar
    Car-Fresher sells Little Trees car fresheners. Sun Cedar is a Kansas not-for-profit founded to provide jobs for the at-risk population. It sells, among other things, cedar tree-shaped cedar wood ornaments.
  • Aug 8

    FEC PAC-naming Restriction Ruled Unconstitutional

    FEC PAC-naming Restriction Ruled Unconstitutional
    The Federal Election Committee prohibits political committees that are not authorized by a candidate, to use that candidate’s name in the titles of their websites and social media pages. a PAC named Pursuing America’s Greatness,…
  • Aug 6

    Gucci’s RICO Claim Against Alibaba Defendants Dismissed – SDNY

    Gucci’s RICO Claim Against Alibaba Defendants Dismissed – SDNY
    Alibaba successfully dismisses Gucci’s claim that Alibaba participated in a conspiracy with counterfeiters to sell counterfeit goods on Alibaba. That the merchants may have resulted in an ‘online retail cluster’ that…
Rank this Week: 255

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

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

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Aug 22

    Challenging UDRP Awards in Courts of Competent Jurisdiction

    Challenging UDRP Awards in Courts of Competent Jurisdiction
    The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is not an exclusive forum for the resolution of domain names accused of cybersquatting even though registration agreements use the word “mandatory” in the event of…
  • Aug 15

    Reselling Domain Names on the Secondary Market: Bona Fide Offering, or Not?

    Reselling Domain Names on the Secondary Market: Bona Fide Offering, or Not?
    On the question of reselling domain names on the secondary market, a dissenting panelist in a 2005 case observed that “[t]here is no doubt Respondent is in the business of being a reseller of domain names that consist of common English…
  • Aug 8

    Fair Use Registration of Domain Names for Artists and Hobbyist

    Fair Use Registration of Domain Names for Artists and Hobbyist
    There is in the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act a provision not expressly found in the UDRP (at least, not in so many words) but the concept is nevertheless present in the Policy by construction. I’ll return to the UDRP in a…
Rank this Week: 307

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/
  • Aug 22

    Jotwell 2016 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2016 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 5. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, and preparing a new section that we plan to be launching very…
  • Aug 19

    When Physical Harm Is Threatened but Not Realized: Who Should Pay?

    When Physical Harm Is Threatened but Not Realized: Who Should Pay?
    Donal Nolan, Preventive Damages, 132 Law Q. Rev. 68 (2016), available by subscription at Westlaw.Ellen BublickThe recent Restatement Third of Torts divides U.S. tort law into separate categories of harm. Liability for physical injury is…
  • Aug 18

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method
    Rosalind Dixon & David Landau, Transnational Constitutionalism and a Limited Doctrine of Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment, 13 Int’l J. Const. L. 606 (2015).Hoi KongRosalind Dixon and David Landau’s Transnational…
Rank this Week: 956

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

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

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Tabula (Quasi) Rasa: The 2016 EAS Operating Handbook!

    Tabula (Quasi) Rasa: The 2016 EAS Operating Handbook!
    Latest edition of FCC Handbook features blank spaces galore to be filled in by EAS participants themselves. Two days after we posted a reminder about the upcoming deadline for EAS participants to (a) register on the Commission’s new EAS…
  • Aug 17

    Reminder: ETRS Registration, ETRS Form One Due August 26

    Reminder: ETRS Registration, ETRS Form One Due August 26
    Attention all you EAS participants. The deadline for registering with the Commission’s EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) AND submitting your ETRS Form One is fast approaching. We alerted you to the August 26, 2016 deadline a couple of…
  • Aug 11

    Update: New and Revised EAS Codes To Take Effect September 12

    Update: New and Revised EAS Codes To Take Effect September 12
    Last month we reported on the addition of three new event codes (those would be EWW, SSA and SSW) and two revised location codes to the laundry list of EAS-related codes to be used in the headers of emergency announcements. As we noted back…
Rank this Week: 2063

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Aug 20

    After US Loss, Sequenom Takes Its Patent Battle With Ariosa Down-Under

    After US Loss, Sequenom Takes Its Patent Battle With Ariosa Down-Under
    One of the many benefits of genetic testing is the ability to carry out prenatal diagnosis of genetic disorders, most notably including (but certainly not limited to) Downs Syndrome.  This can be particularly valuable when one or both…
  • Aug 14

    Another Australian Patentee Bitten By ‘Unjustified Threats’ Provision

    Another Australian Patentee Bitten By ‘Unjustified Threats’ Provision
    Under section 128 of the Australian Patents Act 1990, a person or company that feels they have been unjustifiably threatened with patent infringement proceedings can take legal action seeking an injunction to prevent the threats from…
  • Aug 6

    Patent Litigation Insurance – What Is It, and Should You Have It?

    Patent Litigation Insurance – What Is It, and Should You Have It?
    The basic principle of insurance is simple.  You are at risk of some adverse event which probably – hopefully – will not happen.  But if it does happen, the consequences could be devastating.  So, to mitigate this…
Rank this Week: 4305

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/
  • Aug 20

    Patent Claims to Weather Alerts Not Patent-Eligible Under Section 101

    Patent Claims to Weather Alerts Not Patent-Eligible Under Section 101
    Case:  Zimmers v. Eaton Corp., No. 2:15-CV-2398) (S.D. Ohio August 2, 2016). Result: Rule 12(c) motion for judgment on the pleadings of invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 101 granted. Patent: U.S. Patent No. 9,015,256 (“Alert…
  • Aug 16

    Early PG-Review Decision Shows Patent Examiners and PTAB Diverge on Alice Question

    Early PG-Review Decision Shows Patent Examiners and PTAB Diverge on Alice Question
    Patent claims directed to “storage container tracking and delivery” are patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has held in a Final Written Decision in a Post-grant Review…
  • Aug 13

    No Patent-Eligibility for “Identifying and Characterizing Errant Electronic Files”

    No Patent-Eligibility for “Identifying and Characterizing Errant Electronic Files”
    Case:  Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Erie Indemnity Co., No. 2:14-cv-220 (W.D. Pa. Aug 4, 2016) Result: Rule 12 motion to dismiss granted based on invalidity of claims of U.S. Patent 7,757,298 under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Patent: U.S.…
Rank this Week: 2161

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1106

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Aug 19

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/19/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/19/16
    Public “Selective” Knowledge — Steve Tepp writes, “Disagreement on law and policy in the field of copyright have become routine. But in the past few weeks, Public Knowledge has crossed the line of civil and…
  • Aug 12

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/12/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/12/16
    What happens now after the German Federal Constitutional Court’s Metall-auf-Metall Decision? — Last May’s decision in Metall-auf-Metall reversed a lower court decision finding the use of a non-licensed sample was…
  • Aug 5

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/05/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/05/16
    To Promote American Innovation, We’ve Got to Modernize This Office — Jessica Higa and Alden Abbott of the Daily Signal write, “It is surprising that the Copyright Office is part of the Library of Congress. Copyrights…
Rank this Week: 1022

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

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

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Aug 18

    Olympic Swimmer’s Defamation Lawsuit Sinks in Court

    Olympic Swimmer’s Defamation Lawsuit Sinks in Court
    Alyssa Novak At the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, over 10,000 athletes are in the midst of competition for a chance at a singular moment of athletic glory. All of that pressure creates the…
  • Aug 18

    Olympic Swimmer’s Defamation Lawsuit Sinks in Court

    Olympic Swimmer’s Defamation Lawsuit Sinks in Court
    Alyssa Novak At the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, over 10,000 athletes are in the midst of competition for a chance at a singular moment of athletic glory. All of that pressure creates the…
  • Aug 12

    USPTO Post-Prosecution Pilot May Be Beneficial for Patent Applicant

    USPTO Post-Prosecution Pilot May Be Beneficial for Patent Applicant
    Ann Robl The USPTO has created a new option for patent applicants who receive a rejection in a final Office Action – the Post-Prosecution Pilot (“P3”). Like the…
Rank this Week: 237

UnIntellectual Property

UnIntellectual Property

Highlights instances where an owner attempted to claim exclusive intellectual property rights in a trademark, copyright, or trade secret (and to a lesser extent patent) only to have a court of law, or other authority, declare no intellectual property rights exists. By Brian A. Hall.

http://unintellectualproperty.com/
  • Aug 18

    How Sweet It Isn’t

    How Sweet It Isn’t
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trade dress in Blossom Pastry Design The Third Circuit has affirmed the District Court’s ruling that the Blossom Design for the shape of the dough surrounding a pie was functional and thus not entitled to…
  • Jun 22

    Copyright Law is so Fashionable

    Copyright Law is so Fashionable
    You Decide: Will the Supreme Court of the United States decide that stripes, chevrons, zigzags, and color blocks in cheerleader uniforms are subject to copyright protection?  If so, more robust copyright protection may come to fruition…
  • Feb 23

    Copyright Law Does Not Protect…the Law???

    Copyright Law Does Not Protect…the Law???
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Copyright in Letter of the Law A unique dispute has arisen between two online legal research companies. Lawriter LLC (known as Casemaker) was hired by the state of Georgia to publish the Georgia Administrative…
Rank this Week: 1618

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

Discusses legal and policy issues in the software freedom community, with occasional interviews. By Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler.

http://faif.us/
  • Aug 18

    0x59: Audio Killed the Video Star

    0x59: Audio Killed the Video Star
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Bradley said in the before time — in the long long ago, which is a reference to the South Park parody of the ST:TOS episode, Miri (01:30) Bradley mentioned when Karen Sandler left the GNOME…
  • Jul 14

    0x58: Debian Copyright Aggregation

    0x58: Debian Copyright Aggregation
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Note: While it was released just after DebConf16, this episode was recorded well before DebConf16; the discussions about DebConf refer to DebConf15. Bradley mentioned his talk at DebConf. This…
  • Nov 24

    0x57: Support Conservancy Now!

    0x57: Support Conservancy Now!
    Show Notes Bradley mentioned Cygnus Solutions, ultimately acquired by Red Hat, which was an early for-profit supporter of copylefted projects. Bradley and Karen discussed the VMware lawsuit. Chris Webber wrote this…
Rank this Week: 2209

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Aug 18

    No Man's patent problem?

    No Man's patent problem?
    There's an interesting article in Law360 today about a potential patent dispute surrounding No Man's Sky and the so-call Superformula.  From the article, and of interest to our readers:Many video games have focused on space exploration;…
  • Aug 10

    Ed Sheeran sued for copyright infringement.... again.

    Ed Sheeran sued for copyright infringement.... again.
    As previously reported, Ed Sheeran was sued back in June for copyright infringement.  Well either the sharks smell blood, or perhaps there's something in the water, but be's been sued again based on another of his songs, as reported by…
  • Jul 29

    Activision loses data retrieval patent under 35 USC 101

    Activision loses data retrieval patent under 35 USC 101
    Activision Publishing, Inc. v. xTV Networks LTD., et al.Central District of CaliforniaCV 16-00737Order dated July 25, 2016On Monday, another patent fell to the great patent slayer - 35 USC 101. Activision was but the latest patentee to see…
Rank this Week: 1896

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

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

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Aug 18

    Alice Experts and the Return of Second Pair of Eyes to the PTO

    Alice Experts and the Return of Second Pair of Eyes to the PTO
    “I have not yet run into an Art Unit that does not have someone designated as an Alice expert,” explained JiNan Glasgow of Neopatents. “They won’t always tell you who it is, but they all say they have an Alice…
  • Aug 17

    Less than 20% of U.S. patents have at least one woman inventor

    Less than 20% of U.S. patents have at least one woman inventor
    Although women have more than quintupled their representation among patent holders since 1977, a pronounced patent gender gap remains. In 2010, according to a new briefing paper by the Institute for Women’s Policy…
  • Jul 29

    Federal Circuit finds another software patent claim eligible

    Federal Circuit finds another software patent claim eligible
    Recently,  the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility LLC. Writing the opinion for the majority was Judge Raymond Chen, who also authored the…
Rank this Week: 1025

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/
  • Aug 18

    ZIG-ZAG looks to smoke out counterfeiters in Indiana

    ZIG-ZAG looks to smoke out counterfeiters in Indiana
    This is an anti-counterfeiting action against an extensive list of defendants who allegedly manufacture, import and sell counterfeit versions of …Continue reading →
  • Aug 11

    USPTO upgrading website to http

    USPTO upgrading website to http
    On August 12, 2016, the informational web pages currently found at http://www.uspto.gov will be moved to https://www.uspto.gov. The USPTO has decided …Continue reading →
  • Jul 13

    Fishers sign company sues competitor for cybersquatting

    Fishers sign company sues competitor for cybersquatting
    Plaintiff, based in Fishers, Indiana, is in the business of graphic design, sign manufacturing, metal fabrication, and creating promotional material …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4463

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/
  • Aug 18

    Deeks duck decoys cry fowl over Double Deeks trademark

    Deeks duck decoys cry fowl over Double Deeks trademark
    Plaintiff, based in Salem, Oregon, has been using the registered trademark DEEKS in connection with hunting decoys since the late …Continue reading →
  • Aug 11

    USPTO upgrading website to https for user privacy

    USPTO upgrading website to https for user privacy
    On August 12, 2016, the informational web pages currently found at http://www.uspto.gov will be moved to https://www.uspto.gov. The USPTO has decided …Continue reading →
  • Jul 21

    Country Archer vs. Tillamook Country Smoker…are you confused?

    Country Archer vs. Tillamook Country Smoker…are you confused?
    Food fight! Country Archer is a California-based purveyor of beef jerky. Tillamook Country Smoker, based in Tillamook, Oregon, is one …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4462

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 1247

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Aug 17

    17 Seconds #27

    17 Seconds #27
    Year of Disruption is coming. On Tuesday 2016-09-06 (which is in exactly 17 days, plus or minus 3 days), GiantPeople (http://www.giantpeople.com), the publisher of 17 Seconds (http://www.erikjheels.com/category/law/17-seconds), is launching…
  • Jul 17

    17 Seconds #26

    17 Seconds #26
    What should I do if I get a trademark cease and desist letter? You should probably cease and desist. Chances are you didn’t search your trademark before using it. Or, in order to “save” money, you didn’t register your…
  • Jun 30

    LawLawLaw #40

    LawLawLaw #40
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and trademarks), baseball…
Rank this Week: 144

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
Rank this Week: 2428

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/
  • Aug 15

    When Is It Appropriate To File A UDRP Complaint?

    When Is It Appropriate To File A UDRP Complaint?
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) adopted The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the “Policy” or “UDRP”) to resolve any disputes that arise between parties over…
  • Jul 31

    Sales Figures And Advertising Dollars Alone Do Not Prove Acquired Distinctivene

    Sales Figures And Advertising Dollars Alone Do Not Prove Acquired Distinctivene
    There are many reasons to encourage applicants to select inherently distinctive trademarks. Adopting a mark that is merely descriptive will not allow an applicant to acquire the majority of benefits granted by federal trademark registration.…
  • Jul 15

    Was The CAFC Correct In Finding CHURRASCOS Generic For Restaurant Services?

    Was The CAFC Correct In Finding CHURRASCOS Generic For Restaurant Services?
    On first glance, this decision appears to be an unexpected result especially in light of the prior registration owned by the Appellant for the word mark CHURRASCOS for the same restaurant services. However, when viewing general principles of…
Rank this Week: 3255

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group…

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group Blog

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.sriplaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Photography: It’s worth more than you think

    Photography: It’s worth more than you think
    If you find it on the internet than it must be free.  How wrong is that! It’s about time that photographers get the respect they deserve and their photographs receive the value that they deserve. Copyright infringement plaintiffs…
  • Jun 11

    Why Real Estate and Architectural Photographers Need their own Association

    Why Real Estate and Architectural Photographers Need their own Association
    Our firm represents a number of real estate and architectural photographers in a variety of different kinds of cases, including in the class action against CoreLogic pending in the Southern District of Colorado.  My experience…
  • Jun 2

    Iran Watson resolves copyright infringement case against Kappa Map Group

    Iran Watson resolves copyright infringement case against Kappa Map Group
    On February 5, 2014, Iran Watson brought a claim against Kappa Map Group, LLC in federal court for copyright infringement for the unlicensed use of one of Watson’s photographs on the cover of an Atlanta Street Atlas published by Kappa.…
Rank this Week: 2674

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Aug 15

    What Exactly is a Patent Troll? What Should You Do if You Come Across One..

    What Exactly is a Patent Troll? What Should You Do if You Come Across One..
    What is a Patent Troll? A company or person that acquires large amounts of patents while having no desire to develop products. Instead of development, these entities file patent infringement lawsuits against parties who violate the…
  • Aug 10

    Injection Molding: why it’s a useful tool

    Injection Molding: why it’s a useful tool
    When looking for the best way to create parts in the fastest and efficient way possible I found several different possible solutions. There is only one that combines a low cost, short time frame and ease of use; this led me to my discovery of…
  • Aug 4

    Local Competition Helps The World

    Local Competition Helps The World
      To be a successful entrepreneur in the cutthroat market of today’s world you are no longer able to just have a good idea and a hard work ethic to become successful. You need one thing, money, and lots of it. Even though you…
Rank this Week: 641

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Aug 15

    It Takes Two to Tango: The Importance of Artist-Gallery Contract

    It Takes Two to Tango: The Importance of Artist-Gallery Contract
    By Scotti Hill* Of course galleries are venues of intellectual engagement and social activity, but it can be easy to forget that they also act as hubs for commercial exchange. The same mechanisms that govern relationships between blue-chip…
  • Aug 9

    HEAR and the Guelph Treasure Recovery Efforts: Restitution in Review

    HEAR and the Guelph Treasure Recovery Efforts: Restitution in Review
    By Nina Mesfin* On June 7, 2016, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard a bipartisan-backed piece of legislation called the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery (HEAR) Act, S. 2763, 114th Cong. (2016). As recently reported by Center for Art Law…
  • Aug 5

    5 Charged with Selling Non-Genuine Native Goods: A Violation of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act

    5 Charged with Selling Non-Genuine Native Goods: A Violation of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act
    *By Lillia McEnaney Center for Art Law previously reported In Brief that, in March 2016, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Alaska charged a handful of individuals with violating the 1990 Indian Arts and Crafts Act (IACA).…
Rank this Week: 1798

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 14

    Seeks Permission For Chinese Translation

    Seeks Permission For Chinese Translation
    Dear Rich, I am an independent permissions editor and have the opportunity to clear rights on behalf of a reputable Chinese scholarly/academic publisher. They plan to translate a U.S. title from English to Chinese. First, they need to clear…
  • Aug 2

    E&O Insurance Needed for Documentary

    E&O Insurance Needed for Documentary
    Reed Bontecou’s Portraits of Wounded Soldiers (1865)Dear Rich: I have been working on a historical documentary for about two years now and just started submitting it to film festivals. I have about 50 historical still images in the…
  • Jul 25

    Do I Have to Pay to Use Pre-Installed Fonts?

    Do I Have to Pay to Use Pre-Installed Fonts?
    Dear Rich: I own a Macbook Pro computer that came with the fonts Avenir and Avenir Next in the system. I have used these fonts extensively for my consulting work to produce reports, many of which are available as PDFs (with font…
Rank this Week: 1142

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Aug 12

    Can Ordering a Prototype Kill Your Patent Rights?

    Can Ordering a Prototype Kill Your Patent Rights?
    Before an inventor will build 10,000 units of a new invention, he or she will first build a prototype – or many prototypes – to make sure that the invention works as it should.  For many inventions, the inventor does not have…
  • Aug 5

    #copyright; #trademark; #patents; #ip

    #copyright; #trademark; #patents; #ip
    Originating in Twitter as a means of designating keyword search terms, the # (hashtag) has become a ubiquitous symbol of the social media age.  As the political season heats up, tweeting has gone wild with political candidates and their…
  • Jul 29

    Ask Dr. Copyright … Trademark rights in ‘Thank You’

    Ask Dr. Copyright … Trademark rights in ‘Thank You’
    Dear Doc: My Mom always taught me to be extra-polite. Growing up in the South, I learned to call my elders “Ma’am” and “Sir”, and always to say “Please” and “Thank you”. I guess that…
Rank this Week: 1783

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Aug 12

    The Supreme Court Weighs in on PTAB’s Claim Construction Standard for IPR Proceeding

    The Supreme Court Weighs in on PTAB’s Claim Construction Standard for IPR Proceeding
    In a recent decision, the Supreme Court affirmed the Federal Circuit’s ruling that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) was within its authority to give a patent claim “its broadest reasonable construction” during an…
  • Aug 11

    U.S. District Court Limits So-Called “Piggyback” Discovery

    U.S. District Court Limits So-Called “Piggyback” Discovery
    The United States District Court for the District of Nevada recently issued an Order casting doubt on a litigant’s ability to obtain blanket discovery from an adversary’s prior patent litigation without a specific showing of…
  • Aug 8

    Brexit Raises Questions About the Future of the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

    Brexit Raises Questions About the Future of the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
    Recently, the UK voted to leave the EU. However, that has not happened yet for several reasons. The first reason is that the referendum actually needs to be voted on by Parliament, adopting the results of the referendum vote. A second reason…
Rank this Week: 2443

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Aug 11

    Seeking Applicants for Columbia-Cravath Copyright Clinic

    Seeking Applicants for Columbia-Cravath Copyright Clinic
    From the Copyright Alliance: For the past several years the Copyright Alliance has been a proud partner of the Columbia-Cravath Copyright Dispute Pro Bono Clinic.  Each fall semester the law firm of Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP and…
  • Aug 2

    Copyright Office Announces Open Application Period for Ringer Fellowship

    Copyright Office Announces Open Application Period for Ringer Fellowship
    The Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program offers 18 to 24-month paid fellowships for recent law school graduates and other attorneys in the early stages of their careers. Candidates must have a strong interest in copyright law and a…
  • Jul 25

    Sign the Copyright Alliance’s Open Letter to 2016 Political Candidate

    Sign the Copyright Alliance’s Open Letter to 2016 Political Candidate
    Dear Creators, As election season grows closer and important copyright issues take center stage, please sign our letter reminding candidates of the vital role that copyright, free expression, creativity and innovation continue to play in our…
Rank this Week: 4578

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Aug 11

    Seeking Applicants for Columbia-Cravath Copyright Clinic

    Seeking Applicants for Columbia-Cravath Copyright Clinic
    From the Copyright Alliance: For the past several years the Copyright Alliance has been a proud partner of the Columbia-Cravath Copyright Dispute Pro Bono Clinic.  Each fall semester the law firm of Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP and…
  • Aug 2

    Copyright Office Announces Open Application Period for Ringer Fellowship

    Copyright Office Announces Open Application Period for Ringer Fellowship
    The Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program offers 18 to 24-month paid fellowships for recent law school graduates and other attorneys in the early stages of their careers. Candidates must have a strong interest in copyright law and a…
  • Jul 25

    Sign the Copyright Alliance’s Open Letter to 2016 Political Candidate

    Sign the Copyright Alliance’s Open Letter to 2016 Political Candidate
    Dear Creators, As election season grows closer and important copyright issues take center stage, please sign our letter reminding candidates of the vital role that copyright, free expression, creativity and innovation continue to play in our…
Rank this Week: 1067

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 11

    Patent Plaintiff’s Lawyer Ray Niro Passes Away

    Patent Plaintiff’s Lawyer Ray Niro Passes Away
    Ray Niro passed away Monday at the age of 73 in Italy. Most readers will know Ray Niro as the original patent plaintiff’s lawyer. Ray was bigger than life, as was his reputation — both good and bad depending upon where you view…
  • Jul 25

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Mark Lemely Year in Patent Review

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Mark Lemely Year in Patent Review
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. As usual, Mark Lemely reviewed the last year in patent law at the Federal Circuit. Here are some highlights: 101 jurisprudence 42 cases holding…
  • Jul 22

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: PTAB Year in Review

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: PTAB Year in Review
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. This panel looked at the PTAB case law and related Federal Circuit decisions over the last year.  Here are the highlights: Institution…
Rank this Week: 341

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
  • Aug 10

    Document Discriminator Appears on Driver’s License

    Document Discriminator Appears on Driver’s License
    This post about the so-called Document Discriminator on driver’s licenses is somewhat off-topic for this blog. However, I find this tidbit of information so interesting that I feel compelled to write about it. I first presented…
  • Aug 9

    When is a Shareholder Vote Required?

    When is a Shareholder Vote Required?
    This post discusses when a California corporation must hold a shareholder vote. It is based on an Avvo answer that I wrote recently. Please see Beside elections, are there corporate decisions that REQUIRE the vote of the…
  • Jul 28

    Employment Law for Foreigner

    Employment Law for Foreigner
    This post is about employment law. It is directed particularly to people from other countries who are not familiar with U.S. employment practices. It is based on my answer to a Quora question.  Please see What are the most important…
Rank this Week: 925

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Aug 10

    Vers un « Stairway to Hell »?

    Vers un « Stairway to Hell »?
    Merci encore à Stéphanie Yared, stagiaire de notre bureau à Montréal, qui a écrit cet article. On croyait la saga terminée, (hélas?) non. Le verdict est tombé le 23 juin dernier :…
  • Jul 19

    Méthodes diagnostiques : ce qu’il faut retenir de l’affaire Therano

    Méthodes diagnostiques : ce qu’il faut retenir de l’affaire Therano
    Merci à Fortunat Nadima Nadima, étudiant à notre bureau de Montréal, d’avoir écrit ce billet sur l’importance de la protection par brevets dans le domaine du diagnostic médical. Le 1er…
  • Jul 11

    Le carré rouge, symbole de la crise étudiante, n’est pas une marque de commerce

    Le carré rouge, symbole de la crise étudiante, n’est pas une marque de commerce
    Merci à Stephanie Yared, stagiaire de notre bureau à Montréal, qui a écrit cet article. Le carré rouge demeurera un bien public, telle est la décision rendue par la Commission des oppositions des…
Rank this Week: 2822

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Aug 10

    “London Has Fallen” in Hawai’i BitTorrent Suit

    “London Has Fallen” in Hawai’i BitTorrent Suit
    Notorious BitTorrent plaintiff LHF Productions, Inc. has expanded its nationwide litigation campaign to Hawaii, with recent copyright lawsuits against scores of “Doe” defendants in the U.S. District Court for the District of…
  • Aug 10

    Mindless Zombie Flick “Cell” Staggers into Seattle Federal Court

    Mindless Zombie Flick “Cell” Staggers into Seattle Federal Court
    Two new copyright actions were filed the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington by CELL Film Holdings, LLC, which claims copyrights to the John Cusack/Samuel L. Jackson zombie-themed…
  • Aug 10

    Zombie Flick “Cell” Stalks BitTorrent Users in Oregon

    Zombie Flick “Cell” Stalks BitTorrent Users in Oregon
    CELL Film Holdings, LLC, which claims copyrights to the John Cusack/Samuel L. Jackson zombie-themed movie Cell, has filed several BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of…
Rank this Week: 1339