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Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    Status Update

    Status Update
    A saving grace for search results. In the first case since 2007 to address the issue, a California state court judge recently held that Google’s search results are in fact protected by U.S. free speech laws, and that Google is therefore…
  • Nov 19

    Big Data: Big Business, Big Privacy Issue

    Big Data: Big Business, Big Privacy Issue
    Big data is now big business. In recent years, due to the exponential growth of databases (spurred at least in part by social media and cloud storage) and of the capability of technology to undertake data analytics on a massive scale,…
  • Nov 18

    Monkey Selfie Redux

    Monkey Selfie Redux
    When we last examined the intellectual property issues raised by a self-portrait taken by a talented female Indonesian crested black macaque—popularly known as the “Monkey Selfie”—we concluded that there was unlikely…
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BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Nov 19

    Acronyms as Trademark

    Acronyms as Trademark
    What does the acronym stand for, and does the term(s) directly describe the product or service with which the mark is used in connection? Do those who work in the same field have any familiarity with the term and its acronym? If the answer to…
  • Oct 29

    Patent Searching and the Duty of Disclosure

    Patent Searching and the Duty of Disclosure
    Patent searches allow an inventor to determine whether an invention is patentable and, if so, what aspects of the invention are patentable. Continue reading →
  • Sep 16

    Specimens Showing Use of Service Mark

    Specimens Showing Use of Service Mark
    The Trademark Office issued examination guidelines this week regarding service mark specimens. Continue reading →
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The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Nov 19

    Do you want to hear about the UK Copyright Tribunal?

    Do you want to hear about the UK Copyright Tribunal?
    If so, then somewhat belatedly, this blog has discovered, thanks to Justin Watts, that the place to be next Monday, 24 November, is at a meeting of the UK chapter of the AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la…
  • Nov 19

    BLACA - a interesting evening trying to find the new public

    BLACA - a interesting evening trying to find the new public
    Last Thursday saw a packed house at the BLACA evening seminar simply titled Linking. The topic was primarily aimed at learning from the differing opinions the speakers had on the decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union in…
  • Nov 18

    Still thinking of Deckmyn, parodies and EU copyright? You are not alone!

    Still thinking of Deckmyn, parodies and EU copyright? You are not alone!
    The original work ...On 3 September 2014 the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) issued its decision in Deckmyn [here, here, here]. As 1709 Blog readers will remember, this was a reference for…
Rank this Week: 1246

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 2094

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Nov 19

    Arent Fox LLP Presents: Bah Humbug! Regulations and Legal Strategy for the Holiday Retailer

    Arent Fox LLP Presents: Bah Humbug! Regulations and Legal Strategy for the Holiday Retailer
    Anthony Lupo and Sarah Bruno have partnered with the Footwear Distributors and Retailer of America (FDRA) to host This webinar. They will provide a summary of the tricky compliance issues with gift cards and will advise on the best way to…
  • Nov 10

    Results of Caffeinated Shapewear? Slim to None

    Results of Caffeinated Shapewear? Slim to None
    Two Women’s Shapewear Marketers Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Weight Loss and Slimming Claims What’s the News?
  • Nov 7

    BOGO? More Like ‘No Go’

    BOGO? More Like ‘No Go’
    FTC Brings First Case Under Federal Negative Option Law What’s Making News? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently brought its first case under the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA), a 2010 federal law that…
Rank this Week: 1189

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: 261

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 654

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Nov 19

    Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permit

    Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permit
    On November 4, 2014, U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell issued a directive on commercial filming and photography permits. He included lots of good nuggets in this directive. The most important to nature photographers…
  • Nov 12

    Tax Information for Photographer

    Tax Information for Photographer
    Taxes are a headache for everyone.  But photographers often have special tax issues to consider. How do you find out what applies to you? Go to your states tax website and search for “photographers.” For example, conducting…
  • Nov 11

    Thank you for your service, Veterans!

    Thank you for your service, Veterans!
    Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.comYou just finished reading Thank you for your service, Veterans!! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers! You just finished reading Thank you for your service,…
Rank this Week: 1303

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Nov 19

    Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permit

    Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permit
    On November 4, 2014, U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell issued a directive on commercial filming and photography permits. He included lots of good nuggets in this directive. The most important to nature photographers…
  • Nov 12

    Tax Information for Photographer

    Tax Information for Photographer
    Taxes are a headache for everyone.  But photographers often have special tax issues to consider. How do you find out what applies to you? Go to your states tax website and search for “photographers.” For example, conducting…
  • Nov 11

    Thank you for your service, Veterans!

    Thank you for your service, Veterans!
    Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.comYou just finished reading Thank you for your service, Veterans!! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers! You just finished reading Thank you for your service,…
Rank this Week: 4458

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

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

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Nov 19

    FTC’s focus on “patent trolls” not limited to competition concern

    FTC’s focus on “patent trolls” not limited to competition concern
    The FTC sent a message to “patent trolls” earlier this month, though how well that message will resonate remains to be seen. On Nov. 6, the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection concluded its investigation into MPHJ Technology…
  • Nov 14

    Breaking down new gTLDs by the number

    Breaking down new gTLDs by the number
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names continues to be sluggish in delegating new gTLDs this month, delegating no new gTLDs since our last post. But ICANN has made a dent this year in the 1,930 gTLD applications submitted,…
  • Nov 7

    gTLD update: Are ICANN and the gTLD program suffering from jetlag?

    gTLD update: Are ICANN and the gTLD program suffering from jetlag?
    ICANN has given 34 gTLDs the green light to launch since our last gTLD update. Only 14 new gTLDs were launched in the month of October, and only 21 were delegated in total for the month of September. These numbers are strikingly low compared…
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Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Nov 19

    Well, yes, I do have fun

    Well, yes, I do have fun
    I hate @RonColeman because he has more fun practicing law than I get to have. http://t.co/PRr7hJMbwA Hate. Hate. Hate. — The Original SPQR (@SPQRzilla) October 27, 2014 Yes, it looks like a lot of fun, doesn’t it? Sometimes it is.…
  • Nov 17

    Admit it:

    Admit it:
    Originally posted 2007-05-05 23:34:26. Republished by Blog Post PromoterYou have nothing better to do. If you did, you wouldn’t be reading blogs. So, please take my blog reader survey!
  • Nov 17

    Eiffel Tower “copyright”: I didn’t

    Eiffel Tower “copyright”: I didn’t
    Demain Anne Hidalgo est sur la Tour pour goûter au vertige du vide! La tour dans ses nvx atours…. pic.twitter.com/DU39LzGThR — pierre eric spitz (@sprichtt) October 5, 2014 Just saying:  If you thought I fell for that…
Rank this Week: 75

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    The Illusionary Rise of Africa

    The Illusionary Rise of Africa
    Are the BRIC countries intensifying Africa’s dependent position in the global political economy?  This was the question presented by Professor Ian Taylor yesterday at his presentation in Chicago. This Little Leo had the privilege…
  • Nov 14

    Scholarship Opportunity for Particular Countrie

    Scholarship Opportunity for Particular Countrie
    Via Sean Flynn and the Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest comes an announcement particularly relevant for our readers and friends in Congo DRC, Egypt, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Libya, Republic of Congo, South Sudan and…
  • Nov 10

    Keyword Advertising - a few seats still available

    Keyword Advertising - a few seats still available
    This week's Breakfast Seminar covering online advertising hosted by this Leo through his firm as part of their Sandton Office opening promotion, coincides with the recent Clearvu decision (Cochrane Steel V M-Systems).Gareth Cliff has…
Rank this Week: 2545

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Nov 19

    Must See: Sturtevant

    Must See: Sturtevant
    If you’re in or happen to find yourself in NYC, you MUST go see the Sturtevant exhibition, Sturtevant: Double Trouble, currently up at MoMA. This is a quick post, and I’m writing a bit on her practice as we speak, but for now…
  • Nov 13

    Ninth Circuit to Rehear Erroneous Kozinski Copyright Ruling

    Ninth Circuit to Rehear Erroneous Kozinski Copyright Ruling
    Earlier this year we highlighted a Court of Appeals opinion that was so out in right field it might as well have been a hot-dog vendor at Dodger Stadium. Back in March we reported on this case, Garcia v. Google (here’s the actual…
  • Nov 13

    Show Me the Money! More on Artist Resale Right

    Show Me the Money! More on Artist Resale Right
    NPR ran a story yesterday on the reinvigorated fight in the US for a federal law granting visual artists resale rights, a type of royalty on the resale of artworks via auction houses. Some artists are for it, while others, like Loren…
Rank this Week: 446

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: 557

Intellectual Property Law for the…

Intellectual Property Law for the Startup Phase

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, technology and business. By John Lindsay.

http://blog.startupipservices.com/
Rank this Week: 4594

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
Rank this Week: 1772

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Nov 18

    Copyright's label exception to parallel importation

    Copyright's label exception to parallel importation
    The introduction in 2003 of section 44C and related sections amended the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) to block the proliferation in parallel importation circumstances of silly claims to copyright in mere product labels. Parallel importation is…
  • Nov 17

    Online contracting delivers svelte business model

    Online contracting delivers svelte business model
    Online contracting today provides the opportunity to improve business with svelte business models. It builds on ongoing changes in technology affecting trade in goods and services. Traditionally there were fewer suppliers and offerings (ie…
  • Oct 23

    Legal guide for organic food exports to China

    Legal guide for organic food exports to China
    In 1973 on arrival in Beijing Gough Whitlam became the first Australian Prime Minister to visit China while in office. The personal, political and trade relations that followed are extraordinary.
Rank this Week: 355

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Nov 18

    The USPTO Is Off-Key With International Patent Law Harmonization

    The USPTO Is Off-Key With International Patent Law Harmonization
    As a leader in science, technology and innovation, the United States long has played a central role in global intellectual property matters. As the world’s largest economy, the United States has played a central role in trade policy,…
  • Nov 16

    Third Time Is The Charm For WildTangent Challenge Of Patent Eligibility Of Ultramercial Patent

    Third Time Is The Charm For WildTangent Challenge Of Patent Eligibility Of Ultramercial Patent
    In its third opinion reviewing the same district court decision, the Federal Circuit this time affirmed the district court’s grant of WildTangent’s motion to dismiss Ultramercial’s patent infringement complaint…
  • Nov 13

    USPTO Explores Crowdsourcing Prior Art

    USPTO Explores Crowdsourcing Prior Art
    In a Federal Register Notice dated November 12, 2014, the USPTO solicited public comments on the “use of crowdsourcing to identify relevant prior art,” and announced a related roundtable to be held on December 2, 2014 at…
Rank this Week: 2213

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Nov 18

    Get the latest legal insights at Primary Opinion

    Get the latest legal insights at Primary Opinion
    One of the things I enjoy about law blogging is my opportunity to interview thought leaders in the law. Recently I interviewed Julia Kennard who is Head of Marketing of Primary Opinion Limited. Primary Opinion is the host for a webpage…
  • Oct 23

    “Blurred Lines”: Inspiration or Infringement?

    “Blurred Lines”: Inspiration or Infringement?
    This week, a federal judge in Los Angeles indicated that he is unlikely to grant a summary judgment motion in favor of Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in their ongoing plagiarism dispute with the heirs of the legendary Marvin Gaye. If you…
  • Sep 23

    Washington Wine and a Wealth of Knowledge

    Washington Wine and a Wealth of Knowledge
    This year’s annual Wine, Beer and Spirit Law Conference was at the exquisite Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The two day conference last week entertained current legal issues and trends in the alcohol beverage industry as…
Rank this Week: 941

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
  • Nov 18

    May a Minor Form an LLC?

    May a Minor Form an LLC?
    This post – asking “May a minor form an LLC?” – is a companion to May a Minor Form a Corporation? I have been wanting to write this post for more than two years, ever since writing the corporation post referenced…
  • Nov 13

    What are Repeated and Successive Transactions?

    What are Repeated and Successive Transactions?
    In Doing Business in CA? Be Sure to Register, I discussed when a foreign entity must register to do business in California. The test is whether the entity has transacted intrastate business, i.e., has engaged in repeated and successive…
  • Nov 11

    Who Is Bound by a Pre-incorporation Contract?

    Who Is Bound by a Pre-incorporation Contract?
    This post about entering into a pre-incorporation contract is based on a question I answered on Avvo. See Can I legally speak as my company in things like terms & conditions if I have not officially registered the company yet? The term…
Rank this Week: 1432

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Nov 18

    Broad patents spread a wide net but more likely to be invalid

    Broad patents spread a wide net but more likely to be invalid
    In Abbvie v. Janssen (Fed. Cir. 2014), the claims of the patents at issue defined the claimed invention by its function, rather than by its structure. To put it in layman’s terms, it claimed a sports car going 0 to 60 mph within X…
  • Nov 17

    Court struggles to define abstract ideas for patent eligibility purpose

    Court struggles to define abstract ideas for patent eligibility purpose
    Under U.S. patent laws, an invention must be directed to a statutory category that is eligible for patent protection. These categories include a process, a machine, a manufacture or a composition of matter. (35 USC § 101). If the…
  • Nov 7

    Dangers of 1 yr grace period under first-inventor-to-file system

    Dangers of 1 yr grace period under first-inventor-to-file system
    In 2013, the United States transitioned from a first-to-invent system to a first-inventor-to-file system under the America Invents Act. A basic difference in the two systems is that the first-to-invent system focuses on the inventor’s…
Rank this Week: 4278

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Nov 18

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"
    While scholars in most fields argue about how laws can be changed to maximize their effectiveness, scholars of international law still regularly debate whether many of the most prominent international agreements have any effect on state…
  • Nov 13

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote
    Richard A. Posner, Senior Lecturer in Law and a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, devoted a lunchtime keynote to discussing how judges might receive and view empirical research. Richard A. Posner is a Senior Lecturer in Law at…
  • Nov 7

    Saul Levmore, "How Does Law Work? Concentration and Distribution Strategies"

    Saul Levmore, "How Does Law Work? Concentration and Distribution Strategies"
    Two of the best ideas of the last half-century describe strategies for using legal remedies to solve social problems. One is the concentration of liability on a well-situated problem solver, or “least cost-avoider,” who can always…
Rank this Week: 216

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/
Rank this Week: 1143

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/
  • Nov 18

    Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference: Initial Participant List

    Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference: Initial Participant List
    On March 7, 2015, Santa Clara University will be hosting the Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress conference. Over 50 Internet Law scholars from around the globe have signed up to come. If you’d still like to join us, please…
  • Nov 17

    LinkedIn Can’t Shake Publicity Rights Claims Based on Reminder Email

    LinkedIn Can’t Shake Publicity Rights Claims Based on Reminder Email
    This is a lawsuit against LinkedIn alleging that LinkedIn wrongly sent out repeated invites to users’ contacts. In an initial ruling, Judge Koh denied LinkedIn’s request to dismiss on the grounds of standing but…
  • Nov 17

    Bleg: Help Us Prepare For the Blog’s 10 Year Blogiversary

    Bleg: Help Us Prepare For the Blog’s 10 Year Blogiversary
    This blog launched on February 8, 2005, meaning that our 10th anniversary is just a couple of months away. Where did the time go??? With our big milestone looming, we’re cooking up some special features to help celebrate in style.…
Rank this Week: 159

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Nov 18

    Moving Toward Unified European Patent Enforcement: Leaping Another Hurdle (una otra valla)

    Moving Toward Unified European Patent Enforcement: Leaping Another Hurdle (una otra valla)
    Guest Post by Thomas Leonard of Kilburn & Strode LLP, London The Advocate General for the CJEU has recommended Spain’s challenge to the Unitary Patent be thrown out.  Although not legally binding, it gives a good indication of…
  • Nov 18

    Patent Litigation Rate

    Patent Litigation Rate
    One of the ongoing themes of patent reform advocates is that patent litigation is out-of-control and is overwhelming the business capabilities of operating companies.  In an interesting new paper, Ron Katzneslon offers a partial rebut to…
  • Nov 17

    Reissue Patent with Shifted Claim Focus Invalid: Not “clearly and unequivocally disclose[d] … as a separate invention.”

    Reissue Patent with Shifted Claim Focus Invalid: Not “clearly and unequivocally disclose[d] … as a separate invention.”
    by Dennis Crouch In Antares Pharma v. Medac Phama (Fed. Cir. 2014), the court has invalidated Antares’ reissue patent no. RE44,846 — finding that the reissued claims fail to comply with the “original patent”…
Rank this Week: 141

Virginia Business Litigation…

Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Nov 18

    Are those clients really yours? Consider this before you quit.

    Are those clients really yours? Consider this before you quit.
    "I made a copy of the client list because they are my clients; I won the business for my company" is a refrain I hear often in consulting with former employees. We're sorry to have to tell you that this commonly held belief is not accurate. …
  • Nov 10

    Virginia Consumer Protection Act Not Limited to Fraud

    Virginia Consumer Protection Act Not Limited to Fraud
    The Virginia Consumer Protection Act ("VCPA") has long been thought of as a statute that addressed fraud in consumer transactions. But as the Supreme Court of Virginia clarified in a ruling last month, "the VCPA's proscription of conduct by…
  • Oct 31

    Fraudulent Joinder Won't Defeat Diversity

    Fraudulent Joinder Won't Defeat Diversity
    A common strategy for plaintiffs wishing to avoid federal court is to ensure at least one of the defendants is non-diverse. In theory at least, this would preclude the defendants from removing a case based on state-law claims from Virginia…
Rank this Week: 997

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Nov 18

    Let’s Encrypt: Bringing HTTPS to Every Web Site

    Let’s Encrypt: Bringing HTTPS to Every Web Site
    HTTPS, the cryptographic protocol used to secure web traffic as it travels across the Internet, has been in the news a lot recently. We’ve heard about security problems like Goto Fail, Heartbleed, and POODLE — vulnerabilities in…
  • Nov 12

    PCLOB testimony on “Defining Privacy”

    PCLOB testimony on “Defining Privacy”
    This morning I’m testifying at a hearing of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, on the topic of “Defining Privacy”. Here is the text of my oral testimony. (This is the text as prepared; there might be minor…
  • Nov 3

    A technological approach to better living, for D.C. and beyond

    A technological approach to better living, for D.C. and beyond
    Washington, D.C., could be a leader in the United States — and worldwide — in using technology to improve the lives of its residents and visitors. As a rapidly growing city with a diverse and highly educated population, the…
Rank this Week: 128

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Nov 18

    Who to Ask for Permission to Use a Photo

    Who to Ask for Permission to Use a Photo
    I had the pleasure of speaking at TechPhx over the weekend and fielding a lot of questions about how the law applies to blogging and podcasting, especially copyright, trademark, and privacy issues. The big take-home lesson surrounding…
  • Nov 13

    Avoid Copyright Infringement in your Social Media Post

    Avoid Copyright Infringement in your Social Media Post
    The other day I smiled when I saw a friend put a post on Facebook that included a Creative Commons attribution. He was the person who taught me how important it is, just from the perspective of respect, to get permission before posting…
  • Nov 6

    Cyberbullying Statistics & American School

    Cyberbullying Statistics & American School
    Anyone who knows me knows that preventing cyberbullying is a topic I’m passionate about, especially since I experienced it myself. I wish I could make more people (of all ages) put down their phones and behave. I’ve already had to…
Rank this Week: 2863

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 3117

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    Board affirms obviousness and refers to Applicant specification for advantages of adding secondary reference

    Board affirms obviousness and refers to Applicant specification for advantages of adding secondary reference
    Takeaway: The Applicant appealed an obviousness rejection of claims directed to a process of manufacturing stents. Though the Final Office Action relied on advantages taught by the secondary reference, the Advisory Action also mentioned…
  • Nov 11

    Board swear behind 1.131 no explanation

    Board swear behind 1.131 no explanation
    Takeaway: The Applicant attempted to remove a reference with a § 1.131 (swear-behind) declaration. The two-page declaration referred to an Appendix A included in the provisional application but did not comment or explain on the…
  • Nov 6

    PTAB ignores qualifier "discrete" and interprets "connected to" to allow indirect connection

    PTAB ignores qualifier "discrete" and interprets "connected to" to allow indirect connection
    Takeaway: In an appeal of claims to a memory controller, the Board gave no weight to the qualifier "discrete" and interpreted "connected to" as allowing indirect connections rather than direct, physical connections. (Ex parte Morrow, PTAB…
Rank this Week: 604

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: 1610

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Nov 17

    HIPAA as a Standard of Care for Common Law Negligence Claim

    HIPAA as a Standard of Care for Common Law Negligence Claim
    Because the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) does not provide a private right of action, plaintiff’s attorneys have sought a means to link HIPAA violations to other state or federal legal…
  • Nov 10

    Numerous Warning Letters Serve as a Reminder that the FTC is Always Watching

    Numerous Warning Letters Serve as a Reminder that the FTC is Always Watching
    The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has been very active in its enforcement efforts in the past couple of months. In addition to other actions which we have blogged about, the FTC recently sent dozens of warning letters to…
  • Nov 6

    AAA Arbitration Now Requires Annual Payments — Is It Time to Reconsider Your Arbitration Clause?

    AAA Arbitration Now Requires Annual Payments — Is It Time to Reconsider Your Arbitration Clause?
    Recently, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) updated its Consumer Arbitration Rules to require pre-registration of consumer arbitration clauses and the payment of an annual fee for the ability to use its arbitration service.…
Rank this Week: 2831

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Nov 17

    DDR: Vorbild für staatliche Überwacher in der Schweiz?

    DDR: Vorbild für staatliche Überwacher in der Schweiz?
    Der Dienst «Überwachung Post- und Fernmeldeverkehr» (Dienst «ÜPF») führt in der Schweiz die Überwachung des Post- und Fernmeldeverkehrs durch. Möchte beispielsweise eine Staats­anwaltschaft…
  • Nov 17

    Social Media-Nutzung: Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen?

    Social Media-Nutzung: Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen?
    Anlässlich einer Tagung von Berner Schul­leiterinnen und Schulleitern hielt ich letzte Woche in Gerzensee ein Referat über die rechtlichen Rahmen­bedingungen für Social Media-Nutzung. Ich befasste mich einerseits mit…
  • Nov 13

    Illegaler Lauschangriff auf Anwaltskollege Bruno Steiner

    Illegaler Lauschangriff auf Anwaltskollege Bruno Steiner
    Telefongespräche zwischen Rechtsanwälten und ihren Mandanten dürfen in einem Rechtsstaat nicht abgehört werden. Bei einer versehentlichen Überwachung müssen die entsprechenden Informationen sofort ausgesondert…
Rank this Week: 3214

J. Paye in Brief

J. Paye in Brief

Profiles athletes, business professionals and celebrities and discusses current events and entertainment news.

http://jpaye.com/in-brief/
  • Nov 17

    2 Legal Lesson Learned from Lifetime’s Failed Aaliyah Biopic

    2 Legal Lesson Learned from Lifetime’s Failed Aaliyah Biopic
      Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, aired Saturday night and sent the internet into an uproar.  Viewers took to their social media accounts and expressed extreme disappointment in the film. One of…
  • May 30

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine
    Check out an article written by Johnetta Paye, Esq entitled:  3 Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned from Loss in Jet Magazine!
  • May 30

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine
    Check out an article written by Johnetta Paye, Esq entitled:  3 Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned from Loss in Jet Magazine!
Rank this Week: 3482

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

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

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

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Nov 17

    The Digital Fourth Amendment and Your Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

    The Digital Fourth Amendment and Your Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
    As my colleague, Scot Ganow, suggested earlier this year, it won’t be long before the Supreme Court again finds itself at the intersection of Fourth Amendment jurisprudence and evolving technology. He was right. Slowly but surely, there…
  • Nov 7

    Sixth Circuit Addresses ERISA Preemption of State-Law Claims and Reasonableness of Limitations Period

    Sixth Circuit Addresses ERISA Preemption of State-Law Claims and Reasonableness of Limitations Period
    The Sixth Circuit has penned numerous opinions relating to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), specifically involving the alleged wrongful denial of benefits. Most recently, the Sixth Circuit addressed…
  • Oct 30

    October 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    October 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    *  Charlie Faruki, Laura Sanom, Jade Smarda and Michael Mayer successfully defend a corporate client accused of destroying evidence relevant to an antitrust case. *  Charlie Faruki, Jeff Sharkey and Chris Hollon celebrate a string…
Rank this Week: 3575

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Nov 17

    The Digital Fourth Amendment and Your Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

    The Digital Fourth Amendment and Your Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
    As my colleague, Scot Ganow, suggested earlier this year, it won’t be long before the Supreme Court again finds itself at the intersection of Fourth Amendment jurisprudence and evolving technology. He was right. Slowly but surely, there…
  • Nov 7

    Sixth Circuit Addresses ERISA Preemption of State-Law Claims and Reasonableness of Limitations Period

    Sixth Circuit Addresses ERISA Preemption of State-Law Claims and Reasonableness of Limitations Period
    The Sixth Circuit has penned numerous opinions relating to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), specifically involving the alleged wrongful denial of benefits. Most recently, the Sixth Circuit addressed…
  • Oct 30

    October 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    October 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    *  Charlie Faruki, Laura Sanom, Jade Smarda and Michael Mayer successfully defend a corporate client accused of destroying evidence relevant to an antitrust case. *  Charlie Faruki, Jeff Sharkey and Chris Hollon celebrate a string…
Rank this Week: 2109

Azrights

Azrights

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

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Nov 17

    What is Intellectual Property? A Guide for Start Ups (part 1 of 2)

    What is Intellectual Property? A Guide for Start Ups (part 1 of 2)
    To mark global entrepreneurship week, we are dedicating two blog posts to start-ups that are thinking big. This first one will cover patents and trade secrets and the second will be on trademarks and copyright. A start-up’s intellectual…
  • Nov 14

    Rebranding: When and why should you consider it?

    Rebranding: When and why should you consider it?
    This summer we rebranded Azrights by changing our logo, tagline and brand colours. In a separate blog Rebranding: Legal issues you can’t afford to ignore I explained the steps we have taken to protect our new brand. The…
  • Nov 14

    Rebranding: Why did Azrights Rebrand?

    Rebranding: Why did Azrights Rebrand?
    This summer we rebranded Azrights by changing our logo, tagline and brand colours. In a separate blog Rebranding: Legal issues you can’t afford to ignore I explained the steps we have taken to protect our new brand. The…
Rank this Week: 3851

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Nov 17

    Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery

    Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery
    Tweets from 2010 and earlier suffer from URL redirection problem. Old Tweets: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t I’ve been on Twitter continuously since 2008-10-30. Here’s my first Tweet: I'm betting that today's decision re…
  • Nov 7

    ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ quote is by Tom Bohan, NOT Winston Churchill

    ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ quote is by Tom Bohan, NOT Winston Churchill
    Thomas L. Bohan quotation ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ erroneously attributed to Winston Churchill. I had the privilege of working for Thomas L. Bohan (hereinafter “Tom Bohan”) from…
  • Oct 17

    17 Seconds #5

    17 Seconds #5
    17 Seconds is a newsletter for clients and other VIPs of Clocktower. 17 Seconds gives you useful info quickly. “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” – John Wooden, …
Rank this Week: 54

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
Rank this Week: 3246

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Nov 17

    Not So Wild Tangent

    Not So Wild Tangent
    Ultramercial sued Hulu and WildTangent for infringing 7,346,545, which claims receiving payment for a consumer viewing Internet advertising. The district found the patent invalid under § 101. The CAFC balked at that, but reversed…
  • Nov 10

    Wrong Addre

    Wrong Addre
    Texas gets a lot of patent cases, but the judges there are as incompetent as in the rest of the country. In Azure Networks v. CSR, East Texas Judge Michael H. Schneider got bamboozled into an ersatz claim construction for "MAC address"…
  • Oct 22

    Obvious After the Fact

    Obvious After the Fact
    A petition for rehearing en banc at the CAFC for a drug obviousness case (Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Teva - CAFC 2013-1306) was denied. What was remarkable was the inane confusion at the court. Judges Dyk and Wallach stated that…
Rank this Week: 564

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
  • Nov 17

    Using Trademarks to Market Professional Service

    Using Trademarks to Market Professional Service
    Attorneys have tried using trademarks to market professional services, but the outcome applies to all professionals as the surgeon found out in Accuray Incorporated v. Sanjay Mongia / Nuero Network, FA1409001582340 (Nat. Arb. Forum November…
  • Nov 3

    Financial Consequences of Cybersquatting: A Cautionary Tale

    Financial Consequences of Cybersquatting: A Cautionary Tale
    Except for the time and expense of having to defend claims of infringement there are no severe financial consequences of cybersquatting under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution. The UDRP is essentially a summary proceeding for…
  • Oct 26

    Characters As Protectable Assets Do Not Survive Copyright Termination

    Characters As Protectable Assets Do Not Survive Copyright Termination
    Characters as protectable assets do not survive copyright termination of the works in which they appear even though they may continue to live on works that continue in copyright.  All works published prior to January 1, 1923 are in the…
Rank this Week: 162

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
  • Nov 16

    Federal Circuit’s Post-Alice Eligibility Analysis of Business Method

    Federal Circuit’s Post-Alice Eligibility Analysis of Business Method
    The Federal Circuit in Ultramercial, Inc. v. WildTangent, Inc., held that an “entrepreneurial” multi-step process for distributing copyrighted media products over the Internet to consumers is not patent-eligible under 35 U.S.C.…
  • Nov 1

    Supreme Court Asked To Review Standing in Stem Cell Challenge

    Supreme Court Asked To Review Standing in Stem Cell Challenge
    The Public Patent Foundation and Consumer Watchdog (collectively “CW”) petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on October 31, 2014, seeking reversal of the Federal Circuit’s dismissal of its appeal from a decision of the USPTO…
  • Oct 19

    Myriad’s Continuing Patent Debate

    Myriad’s Continuing Patent Debate
    On October 6, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit entertained oral argument in the interlocutory appeal of the district court’s denial of Myriad’s motion for preliminary injunction against Ambry Genetics. In re…
Rank this Week: 2825

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/
  • Nov 16

    No Likelihood Of Confusion Between WALT DISNEY’S CINDERELLA And ZOMBIE CiINDERELLA

    No Likelihood Of Confusion Between WALT DISNEY’S CINDERELLA And ZOMBIE CiINDERELLA
    United Trademark Holdings, Inc. (Applicant) filed an application for the mark ZOMBIE CINDERELLA in standard character format for dolls. The Examining Attorney refused registration pursuant to § 2(d) of the Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. §…
  • Nov 2

    Precedential TTAB Decision Finding Applicant Committed Fraud On The USPTO

    Precedential TTAB Decision Finding Applicant Committed Fraud On The USPTO
    On April 20, 2006 the Applicant filed a trademark application for NATIONSTAR pro se with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”). The Applicant filed a use-based application for real estate brokerage; rental of…
  • Oct 18

    Gwen Stefani’s Trademark Victory

    Gwen Stefani’s Trademark Victory
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (hereinafter the “Board”) rendered an interesting decision involving Section 2(a) of the Trademark Act and a famous pop singer’s clothing line. Gwen Stefani, one of the judges on the…
Rank this Week: 1651

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Nov 16

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification
    I've just listened to an archived recording of an excellent webinar presented by the Angel Capital Association last week (I had intended to listen in real time, but got pulled away): ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and…
  • Nov 4

    A Sestina About Copyright

    A Sestina About Copyright
    Sestinas are all about copyright!
  • Oct 26

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet
    Thanks to a London nephew, I'm reading Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin, an anthology of poems by Hardy, Housman, Betjeman, Auden, MacNeice and Larkin, chosen by the English playwright Alan Bennett, with commentary by Bennett between each presented…
Rank this Week: 1230

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Nov 16

    Japanese Translation of German Constitutional Court Decision on European Stability Mechanism II

    Japanese Translation of German Constitutional Court Decision on European Stability Mechanism II
    I recall my Japanese translation of the 2012 decision of the German Constitutional Court on the European Stability Mechanism, which I published last year on this blog. That decision was about the plaintiffs request for a temporary injunction.…
  • Nov 6

    Regional Variations in Feed-In Tariff

    Regional Variations in Feed-In Tariff
    Craig Morris at Renewables International discusses some interesting numbers on the regional differences in the cost of wind and solar energy in Germany. The big picture is that wind is cheaper in the north, and solar is cheaper in the south.…
  • Oct 25

    European Council Climate Decision Power

    European Council Climate Decision Power
    Green Member of the European Parliament Claude Turmes says last week’s conclusions of the European Council amount to a “coup”, taking over powers from the Parliament. He is worried about this passage in the first paragraph…
Rank this Week: 1200