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North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Feb 5

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership: will the exportation of our intellectual property regime help or hinder global innovation?

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership: will the exportation of our intellectual property regime help or hinder global innovation?
    Without a doubt, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) is a very big deal. It is arguably “one of the most ambitious free trade agreements ever signed.” The TPP is a pact amongst twelve counties that aims to deepen…
  • Feb 5

    Watch Out DeVry, Don’t Get Caught In A Lie

    Watch Out DeVry, Don’t Get Caught In A Lie
    It seems as if DeVry University’s Pinocchio nose just grew a little bit longer. The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Education filed a complaint against the for-profit university controlled by DeVry…
  • Feb 4

    Coming Soon to a TV Set Near You: Your Own Set-Top Cable Box (Maybe)

    Coming Soon to a TV Set Near You: Your Own Set-Top Cable Box (Maybe)
    In the United States, 53 million people pay for cable, 2.7 million jobs (direct and indirect) are a result of the cable industry, and the average American adult watches approximately 32 hours of TV a week. Watching TV is an American pastime,…
Rank this Week: 1361

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Settlement Alone Does Not Justify Vacatur of Invalidity Finding

    Settlement Alone Does Not Justify Vacatur of Invalidity Finding
    The court denied the parties' motion to vacate the court's earlier order granting defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's data processing patent was invalid because the parties had settled. "[T]he parties do not…
  • Feb 4

    Magnitude of Nexus Goes to Weight, Not Admissibility, of Copying Evidence

    Magnitude of Nexus Goes to Weight, Not Admissibility, of Copying Evidence
    The court overruled defendants' objection to the magistrate judge's ruling allowing evidence of copying and rejected their argument that the magistrate judge failed to consider the magnitude of the nexus between the alleged copying and the…
  • Feb 3

    Expert’s Royalty Base Apportionment Analysis Insufficient​

    Expert’s Royalty Base Apportionment Analysis Insufficient​
    The court deferred ruling on defendant's motion to exclude the testimony of plaintiff's damages expert regarding a reasonable royalty for unreliable apportionment and ordered plaintiff to produce a supplemental report curing the expert's…
Rank this Week: 1397

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
  • Feb 5

    No Barrier to Reading Across the Dot

    No Barrier to Reading Across the Dot
    Even before the introduction of new top level domains in 2014 Panels had grappled with the before and after the dot issue with country code suffixes. The traditional procedure is to compare the characters of the accused domain names with the…
  • Jan 25

    Taking a Second Bite: Rehearing a Decided Case

    Taking a Second Bite: Rehearing a Decided Case
    The UDRP has no specific rules for rehearing or reconsidering a complaint. It is one of those legal issues left to the ingenuity of panelists and authorized by Rule 15(a): “A Panel shall decide a complaint on the basis of “any…
  • Jan 18

    When Bad Faith Use Precedes Renewal and Continues After It

    When Bad Faith Use Precedes Renewal and Continues After It
    Ordinarily, a domain name registered in good faith that is subsequently used in bad faith is invulnerable to a charge of cybersquatting under the UDRP. But, this not altogether true under all circumstances. It is true where the domain name…
Rank this Week: 288

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Feb 5

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/05/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/05/16
    Copyright Works: Professional Authors Tell It as It Is — Read the personal experiences of authors from South Africa, Sudan, Panama, Canada, Australia, Malawi, and India in this booklet from the International Authors Forum. Sorry…
  • Jan 29

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/29/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/29/16
    White Paper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages — The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force, led by the USPTO and NTIA, released its anticipated White Paper on copyright policy yesterday, highlighting a…
  • Jan 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/22/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/22/16
    Penguin Random House Ebooks Now Licensed for Perpetual Access — Robert C. Maier, a member of the American Library Association’s Digital Content Working Group, has this to say about the benefits of licensing, “Though we…
Rank this Week: 899

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Feb 5

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #135

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #135
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem zu Werbung in China, zu Creative Commons für Kulturinstitutionen und zur Position von Kanada in der weltweiten Diskussion um…
  • Feb 4

    G wie Google: Neues Logo als Wort-Bild-Marke in der Schweiz

    G wie Google: Neues Logo als Wort-Bild-Marke in der Schweiz
    Anfang September 2015 präsentierte Google «ein neues, simplifiziertes Logo». Das Wort «Google» erscheint seither nicht mehr in Serifen gesetzt, sondern als serifenlose Wortmarke. Die verwendete Schriftart ist…
  • Feb 1

    Urteil für Weinliebhaber: «Château» ist kein Schloss, sondern eine Lagerhalle

    Urteil für Weinliebhaber: «Château» ist kein Schloss, sondern eine Lagerhalle
    Beim Wort Château, französisch für Schloss, denken Weinliebhaber vermutlich an Château-Weine aus dem Weinbaugebiet Bordeaux. Dort gibt es – so die deutsprachige Wikipedia – «etwa 3000 Châteaux…
Rank this Week: 2781

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Feb 5

    Website's HTML Code, But Not Look and Feel, Protectable by Copyright

    Website's HTML Code, But Not Look and Feel, Protectable by Copyright
    Media.net Advertising is an online contextual-advertising provider.  Customers can use Media.net’s web based platform to create custom ads.  Media.net registered its copyrights for its Original Media.net Results Page and its…
  • Jan 22

    Hip-Hop Writer Didn't Hop to Bringing Copyright Infringement Suit

    Hip-Hop Writer Didn't Hop to Bringing Copyright Infringement Suit
    Tyrone Simmons is a hip-hop music writer and performer.  In February 2006, Simmons bought an exclusive license to use a particular beat from hip-hop producer William C. Stanberry, Jr.  Although Stanberry granted an exclusive license…
  • Jan 15

    Who's on First? Copyright Infringement Question as Tangled as the Routine

    Who's on First? Copyright Infringement Question as Tangled as the Routine
    The creators of the dark comedy play Hand to God included in their play dialogue from Who’s on First?, the iconic comedy routine created by Abbott and Costello.  Abbott and Costello's heirs sued Kevin McCollum and others involved…
Rank this Week: 1112

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/
  • Feb 5

    Unitary Patent: UPC's Power to Amend

    Unitary Patent: UPC's Power to Amend
    Venetian Patent Act 1474 Source Wikipedia Yesterday I presented a talk on the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court. I had a good audience which included some familiar faces as well as several new ones. At the end of…
  • Jan 25

    Caspian Pizza Ltd and Others v Shah and Another

    Caspian Pizza Ltd and Others v Shah and Another
    The sign that appears above is registered as a trade mark for Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats;…
  • Jan 23

    Preparing for the Unified Patent Court

    Preparing for the Unified Patent Court
    Site of the London Section and UK Division of the Unified Patent Court Aldgate Tower | Location Flythrough from J2 Agency on Vimeo. On 28 Jan 2016 I shall give a talk to the CIPA Merseyside Meeting entitled Preparing for the UPC. I will…
Rank this Week: 2772

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Feb 4

    U.S. Museums May Serve As Safe Havens to protect ISIS-Looted Antiquities from Destruction

    U.S. Museums May Serve As Safe Havens to protect ISIS-Looted Antiquities from Destruction
      by Elizabeth Weber, Esq. Following the destruction and looting of culturally significant works in war-torn areas, the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) issued a number of protocols to safeguard these artifacts by granting them…
  • Feb 1

    WYWH: Knoedler Trial Uncut (Week 1)

    WYWH: Knoedler Trial Uncut (Week 1)
    After the “public closing” (words used by Melissa De Medeiros, a former Knoedler employee in her testimony on January 27) of the venerable Knoedler Gallery (the “Gallery”) in November 2011, rumors spread that the…
  • Feb 1

    The Cost of Donating Artwork: Can Artists Afford to Donate Their Own Artwork?

    The Cost of Donating Artwork: Can Artists Afford to Donate Their Own Artwork?
      By Emma Kleiner* At the Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, the Healing Art Program’s mission is to fill the hospital with art that lifts the spirits of the patients and creates a serene environment. Lauren Rabb, the…
Rank this Week: 549

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    An Alternate History of the Web & Copyright Law

    An Alternate History of the Web & Copyright Law
    I've been enjoying Walter Isaacson's The Innovators, a history of computers and the Internet. As with any book related to innovation, I've been interested in the importance (or non-importance) of patents for different inventors, and in the…
  • Feb 1

    Sean O'Connor: What happened to the "art" in "useful arts"?

    Sean O'Connor: What happened to the "art" in "useful arts"?
    The constitutional justification for patents and copyrights is "[t]o promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts." In the late eighteenth century, "science" included all knowledge, and "useful arts" referred to technological rather than…
  • Jan 31

    Want to be a Stanford Law Research Fellow in IP Law?

    Want to be a Stanford Law Research Fellow in IP Law?
    Official announcement and application information here, and also pasted below. We're looking for someone to start this summer, and the application deadline is 2/29.Research Fellow, Intellectual Property, Stanford Law SchoolDescription…
Rank this Week: 1554

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Feb 4

    Tattoo artist files copyright lawsuit over use of Lebron James’ Tattoos in Video Game

    Tattoo artist files copyright lawsuit over use of Lebron James’ Tattoos in Video Game
    Recently, a lawsuit was filed by Solid Oak Sketches, LLC (“Plaintiff”) against various companies responsible for creating the “NBA 2K” video game.[1] The Complaint alleges that the Defendants are liable for copyright…
  • Feb 1

    U.S. Senators attempt to pass the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    U.S. Senators attempt to pass the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Recently, the Defend Trade Secrets Act was passed by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The Defend Trade Secrets Act is headed by U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch and Chris Coons, who issued a press release stating their case for the…
  • Jan 21

    Supreme Court to review standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in copyright case

    Supreme Court to review standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in copyright case
    On January 15, 2016, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case which requests that the Supreme Court determine the proper standard for attorneys’ fees awards in copyright cases.[1] The party requesting review by the Supreme Court,…
Rank this Week: 1149

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Feb 4

    Location Matters: The Perils of Geographic Names as Trade-mark

    Location Matters: The Perils of Geographic Names as Trade-mark
    When choosing a trade or business name it may seem like a good idea to incorporate the location of your business into the name. There are benefits: it is helpful for marketing, it gives your audience an idea of where your business is and who…
  • Nov 6

    Implementation of Trademarks Act amendments pushed back to 2018

    Implementation of Trademarks Act amendments pushed back to 2018
    Since the Canadian Government announced massive changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act (the “Act”) in 2014, practitioners and other stakeholders in the trademark space have been anxiously awaiting its implementation. Unfortunately…
  • Sep 30

    Nice-ly done: CIPO now accepting voluntary classification of goods and service

    Nice-ly done: CIPO now accepting voluntary classification of goods and service
    Following our post from July 2015, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) is now accepting trade-mark applications filed with goods and services classified using the Nice Classification system.  As part…
Rank this Week: 2504

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
Rank this Week: 271

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/
Rank this Week: 263

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Feb 4

    TRADITIONAL CULTURAL EXPRESSION AND THE FASHION INDUSTRY – INSPIRATION OR MISAPPROPRIATION?

    TRADITIONAL CULTURAL EXPRESSION AND THE FASHION INDUSTRY – INSPIRATION OR MISAPPROPRIATION?
    By Sara Balice and Giulia Zappaterra (Milan) It is not new that the fashion industry takes inspiration from the cultural heritage and traditional know-how of indigenous peoples and local communities.  A substantial number of fashion…
  • Feb 2

    FASHION MODELS – CROSSING A THIN LINE

    FASHION MODELS – CROSSING A THIN LINE
    By Ruth Hoy and Emily Leach (London) Social responsibility in the fashion industry is a hot topic.  Fashion brands need to be wary of scrutiny for creating aspirational advertising that can be perceived as socially irresponsible. …
  • Jan 28

    THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOCUSES ON THE E-COMMERCE SECTOR

    THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOCUSES ON THE E-COMMERCE SECTOR
    By Alexandra Kamerling and Marianna Kinsella (London) The European Commission has announced a competition law inquiry into the e-commerce sector in the context of a Digital Single Market strategy in the EU.  The Commission suspects that…
Rank this Week: 967

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
  • Feb 4

    On “warranty” and “Gewährleistung”

    On “warranty” and “Gewährleistung”
    When drafting and negotiating technology agreements of almost any sort between German companies and US or UK companies (or companies from other common law based countries), particularly on software, one of the various Groundhog moments that…
  • Jan 28

    Smart Cars: Industry and German authorities agree on certain aspects of data protection

    Smart Cars: Industry and German authorities agree on certain aspects of data protection
    On 26th January 2016, the conference of the German data protection authorities and German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) agreed on a joint statement (PDF, in German) concerning aspects of data protection relating to the usage of…
  • Jan 18

    Filesharing reloaded

    Filesharing reloaded
    The Higher District Court in Munich (the “OLG”, 29 U 2593/15) revisited the evergreen topic “filesharing”. It ruled that, in case of an alleged copyright infringement, the owner of an internet connection has to present…
Rank this Week: 3632

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
  • Feb 4

    Court Finds Computer Program to Be a Work-for-Hire

    Court Finds Computer Program to Be a Work-for-Hire
    In a February 3, 2016 ruling, Judge Colleen McMahon declined to dismiss the plaintiff’s copyright infringement claim, finding that the defendant’s computing programming services under a written agreement constituted a…
  • Feb 3

    Court Denies Extraterritorial Appliation of Lanham Act

    Court Denies Extraterritorial Appliation of Lanham Act
    In a February 1, 2016 ruling, Judge Jed S. Rakoff issued a decision explaining his reasoning for the dismissal of the plaintiff’s trademark action seeking to find that the holder of a presumptively valid foreign trademark had abandoned…
  • Nov 30

    Court Permits Discovery of Foreign Sales of Infringing Goods Made in the United State

    Court Permits Discovery of Foreign Sales of Infringing Goods Made in the United State
    In a November 25, 2015 ruling, Judge Laura Taylor Swain permitted the plaintiff in this patent infringement action to seek discovery of the amount of the defendant's foreign sales of allegedly infringing goods manufactured in the United…
Rank this Week: 1542

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
  • Feb 4

    What’s Going on in the Knoedler Trial?

    What’s Going on in the Knoedler Trial?
    No one has a better–and daily–update on the art market trial of the decade than my friend Donn Zaretsky over at The Art Law Blog.
  • Feb 2

    El Chapo Uses Trademarks to Protect Outlaw Brand

    El Chapo Uses Trademarks to Protect Outlaw Brand
    This just in from a confidential source. It appears that the wives (yes, plural) and daughter of Mexican drug lord, El Chapo Guzman, have applied for twenty-four Mexican trademarks. Alejandrina Salazar Hernández and Emma Coronel…
  • Feb 2

    Will Naruto Return to the Planet of Appeals?

    Will Naruto Return to the Planet of Appeals?
    Last September, PETA brought a copyright lawsuit on behalf of selfie-taking macaque, otherwise known as Naruto. Although the judge dismissed the suit in early January of this year, we were waiting for his written opinion, just released last…
Rank this Week: 345

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Does a Patent Plaintiff's Unsuccessful Belief That It Can Enforce A Patent Render A Case Exception?

    Does a Patent Plaintiff's Unsuccessful Belief That It Can Enforce A Patent Render A Case Exception?
    No.Sweepstakes Patent Company ("SPC") acquired a license to use U.S. Patent 5,569,082 in certain fields.  SPC later sued a number of defendants for infringement.  But the license agreement provided:[Patent Owner - not SPC the…
  • Jan 11

    Must A Copyright Holder Attach The Deposit Copy To Its Complaint?

    Must A Copyright Holder Attach The Deposit Copy To Its Complaint?
    No.  Rule 8 (i.e. notice pleading) is alive and well in the copyright context.PK Studios, Inc. provided architectural drawings for homes to Stock Development, LLC in connection with development in two communities.  PK provided a…
  • Jan 4

    Is Making a Song Available Via the Internet An Act of Copyright Infringement?

    Is Making a Song Available Via the Internet An Act of Copyright Infringement?
    No, not really.  But it can survive the pleadings.A number of Record Companies asserted their rights against a number of Accused Infringers.  The rights at issue relate to a number of sound recordings, 25 of which were recorded…
Rank this Week: 4179

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
Rank this Week: 1133

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Feb 3

    Asset Transferee Cannot Appeal Reexamination

    Asset Transferee Cannot Appeal Reexamination
    The Federal Circuit dismissed the appeal in Agilent Technologies, Inc. v. Waters Technologies Corp., because the appellant was not a “third-party requester” dissatisfied with the final decision in an inter partes…
  • Feb 1

    Purdue OxyContin Patents Invalid Despite Stemming From Discovery Of Source Of Toxic Impurity

    Purdue OxyContin Patents Invalid Despite Stemming From Discovery Of Source Of Toxic Impurity
    In Purdue Pharma L.P. v. Epic Pharma LLC, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court decision holding four OxyContin patents invalid as obvious. In so doing, the court rejected Purdue’s arguments that its discovery of the source of…
  • Jan 25

    Incomplete Restriction Requirement Stops Clock For Patent Term Adjustment

    Incomplete Restriction Requirement Stops Clock For Patent Term Adjustment
    In Pfizer v. Lee, the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia that upheld the USPTO’s Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) calculation that stopped the clock running against the…
Rank this Week: 3973

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

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

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Feb 3

    It’s Time To Set Your People Free!

    It’s Time To Set Your People Free!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: What would be your response to an artist who re-books themselves in venues that an agent previously booked for them? Is that legally allowed? We booked this particular group…
  • Dec 9

    International Touring: More Tales From The Front Line

    International Touring: More Tales From The Front Line
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    I realize there are other equally important issues out there than visas and international touring. However, in the wake of the recent terrorist attack in California, and as U.S. politicians and…
  • Nov 18

    International Touring: A Report From The Front Line

    International Touring: A Report From The Front Line
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. As the U.S. Legal Advisor to the International Artist Managers’ Association (IAMA), I’ve been asked to prepare an update on a variety of current issues involving international touring at the next…
Rank this Week: 1614

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

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

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Feb 3

    Two more patent verdict

    Two more patent verdict
    Eastern District juries have returned a couple more patent verdicts in the past week. In the first, in Judge Mazzant's court in Sherman the jury found the asserted claims infringed, not invalid, and assessed $1,095,807.30 in lost sales and…
  • Jan 28

    If a patent plaintiff gets a verdict for no money, is it a win or not?

    If a patent plaintiff gets a verdict for no money, is it a win or not?
    As readers know, I have been keeping a close watch on local trends in patent cases since the patent docket emerged in the early 1990's, from the plaintiffs' anni horribili of 2007 and 2013 - to which we can now...
  • Jan 24

    How To Spot A Future Lawyer in Second Grade

    How To Spot A Future Lawyer in Second Grade
    Getting ready to go talk to students at my alma mater St. Joseph's Elementary School here in Marshall tomorrow morning about being a lawyer. Of course when I was a student there no one had any idea I might grow...
Rank this Week: 363

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Feb 3

    Holy copyright baloney, Batman!

    Holy copyright baloney, Batman!
    It’s not as if I’ve got a problem with DC Comics or something, but, well, here you go.  They’re just being like that!  And I’m just catching up with the fin-fendered fun.  First, per the…
  • Jan 25

    Couture in Court

    Couture in Court
    Originally posted 2012-02-29 23:27:24. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFabulous filings for fashionistas — and those who just want to look like them!
  • Jan 25

    Knock it off!

    Knock it off!
    Originally posted 2012-01-30 15:50:24. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAnd if you do, you just might make the next Counterfeit Chic “Knockoff News.” (I did!)
Rank this Week: 130

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    The Turning Tide Against Patent Owner

    The Turning Tide Against Patent Owner
    So called "patent trolls" have been all over the news, and with good reason— these entities pose significant risks to the hi-tech industry. But a new tribunal has been shown to be effective at thwarting patent trolls and other overly…
  • Jan 20

    Are You Following the FitBit v. Jawbone ITC Investigations?

    Are You Following the FitBit v. Jawbone ITC Investigations?
    San Francisco-based activity tracker startup, Fitbit, Inc., filed a complaint on November 2 with the ITC, requesting an investigation in the importation and sale of activity tracking devices by AliphCom, more commonly known as Jawbone, and…
  • Jan 6

    Orange Book Litigators: Finally Research Tools Just for You

    Orange Book Litigators: Finally Research Tools Just for You
    Docket Alarm is pleased to announce the first legal research platform to provide Orange Book litigators a suite of tools for their practice. The features include the ability to track changes to the Orange Book and related litigation, search…
Rank this Week: 1576

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Feb 3

    Job Vacancy: Digital Image Rights and Reproduction Specialist

    Job Vacancy: Digital Image Rights and Reproduction Specialist
    I don't normally post job openings, but this one looked cool. The Smithsonian Institution is looking for someone that researches, negotiates, obtains, and documents licenses from copyright holders to use images of NPG collection objects in…
  • Feb 2

    U.S. Patent No. 8,535,151: Multimedia-based video game distribution

    U.S. Patent No. 8,535,151: Multimedia-based video game distribution
    U.S. Patent 8,535,151: Multimedia-based video game distributionIssued Sep. 17, 2013, to AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.Summary:The ‘151 patent describes a system for selecting games from a content provider. A user selects a game…
  • Jan 26

    U.S. Patent No. 8,558,797: Video game processing apparatus and video game processing program

    U.S. Patent No. 8,558,797: Video game processing apparatus and video game processing program
    U.S. Patent No. 8,558,797: Video game processing apparatus and video game processing programIssued Oct. 15, 2013, to Kabushiki Kaisha Square EnixSummary:The ‘797 patent describes a touch screen input for use in primarily rpg games,…
Rank this Week: 2602

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Consumer Privacy Survey Result

    Consumer Privacy Survey Result
    As Socially Aware readers know, privacy presents real business risks that have the potential to negatively impact a company’s bottom line, from the legal fees associated with a data breach to revenue declines stemming from a loss of…
  • Feb 2

    The Internet of Things: Evaluating the Interplay of Interoperability, Industry Standards and related IP Licensing Approache

    The Internet of Things: Evaluating the Interplay of Interoperability, Industry Standards and related IP Licensing Approache
    The financial impact of the Internet of Things on the global economy will be significantly affected by interoperability. A 2015 McKinsey Global Institute report indicated that, “[on] average, interoperability is necessary to create 40…
  • Jan 28

    Now Available: The January Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter

    Now Available: The January Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter
    The latest issue of our Socially Aware newsletter is now available here. In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we offer practical tips to help ensure…
Rank this Week: 1076

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Feb 3

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Munich court rules in favor of YouTube in GEMA damages case A court in Munich has ruled that the online video service…
  • Jan 20

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Spotify hit by second US copyright infringement lawsuit Music subscription service Spotify is facing a second class…
  • Jan 6

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2016

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2016
    A very Happy New Year from all of us at Music & Copyright. What better way of starting 2016 with a new issue. Here are some of the highlights. YouTube breathes easy as the PRS deal with SoundCloud means no safe harbor test UK…
Rank this Week: 1200

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/
  • Feb 3

    Branding – Why IP Is Intrinsic To The Work

    Branding – Why IP Is Intrinsic To The Work
    Branding involves creating Intellectual Property (IP). So, you need to know enough about IP to understand that it is intrinsic to the work. The very choices made as well as their availability involves a solid understanding of IP law. This…
  • Jan 26

    What Oracle v Google Teaches Business Owners about IP Law

    What Oracle v Google Teaches Business Owners about IP Law
    The digital revolution is redefining businesses.  Companies that were once confined to marketing to a local audience now have the potential to operate international business from little more than a mobile set up. However, the simplicity…
  • Jan 26

    What Karaoke Can Teach Us about Intellectual Property Law

    What Karaoke Can Teach Us about Intellectual Property Law
    What Karaoke Can Teach Us about Intellectual Property Law According to a Parliament briefing paper (http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/SN06152) published on Monday December 7, the number of businesses in the UK…
Rank this Week: 1836

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Feb 3

    European Court of Human Rights revisits intermediary liability

    European Court of Human Rights revisits intermediary liability
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has revisited the issue of liability for Internet intermediaries in the case of Magyar Tartalomszolgáltatók Egyesülete and Index.Hu v Hungary. This is the second time in less than…
  • Jan 30

    California judge reaches decision in PETA’s monkey selfie case

    California judge reaches decision in PETA’s monkey selfie case
    A judge in California has dismissed a copyright case brought by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), where the animal rights organisation claimed that it represented the monkey that took the famous selfie depicted above. The…
  • Jan 18

    The Century of the Self(ie)

    The Century of the Self(ie)
    In his great documentary The Century of the Self, Adam Curtis explores topics such as consumerism and social control of the masses, but at its heart it is an exploration of collectivism and individualism. It describes the second half of the…
Rank this Week: 693

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Feb 3

    The Higher Regional Court in Munich decides that licensing duties lie with the uploaders, not YouTube

    The Higher Regional Court in Munich decides that licensing duties lie with the uploaders, not YouTube
    The Higher Regional Court Munich (OLG) decided yesterday that YouTube and its service cannot be called to account for any copyright infringements. Instead, the judges found that the sole responsibility lies with individual…
  • Feb 2

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    Despite a $25 million rebuke by a federal jury in December for contributing to piracy on its Internet service, Music publisher BMG says that Cox Communications has not learned its lesson. BMG said Cox's network continues to be used by…
  • Feb 2

    PRS and PPL lauch a new joint venture for public peformance licensing

    PRS and PPL lauch a new joint venture for public peformance licensing
    In the United Kingdom, PRS for Music and Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) have confirmed that, following a strategic review commenced in 2015, the two companies plan to create a joint venture. The new company, jointly and equally owned…
Rank this Week: 1759

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Feb 2

    The New “EU-US Privacy Shield”

    The New “EU-US Privacy Shield”
    Since the European Court of Justice invalidated the fifteen-year-old EU-US “Safe Harbor Privacy Framework” last October, thousands of US companies have been awaiting the results of negotiations between the US government and the…
  • Jan 28

    Businesses Take Heed: FTC’s Recent Report, Conference Signal Big Data’s the Big Deal in 2016

    Businesses Take Heed: FTC’s Recent Report, Conference Signal Big Data’s the Big Deal in 2016
    FTC Kicks Off New Year with New Report on Growing Use of Big Data Analytics Across All Industries Without so much as a week of 2016 having lapsed, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) released a new…
  • Jan 6

    FTC Releases Policy Statement and Business Guides on Native Advertising

    FTC Releases Policy Statement and Business Guides on Native Advertising
    Just before 2015 came to an end, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released its much anticipated Enforcement Policy Statement on Deceptively Formatted Advertisements (“Policy Statement”) along with informal,…
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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
  • Feb 2

    On the Record with USPTO Director Michelle Lee

    On the Record with USPTO Director Michelle Lee
    On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, I had the opportunity to go on the record with Michelle Lee, who is Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). During our…
  • Feb 1

    Supreme Court accepts Inter Partes Review Appeal

    Supreme Court accepts Inter Partes Review Appeal
    On Friday, January 15, 2016, the United States Supreme Court accepted the petitioner’s request to hear Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee, a case that will now require the Court to address two questions about inter partes review (IPR)…
  • Jan 26

    CAFC says PTAB does not have to allow timely submission of supplemental information in IPR

    CAFC says PTAB does not have to allow timely submission of supplemental information in IPR
    Several weeks ago, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Redline Detection, LLC v. Star Envirotech, Inc., relating to an inter partes review (IPR) challenge brought by Redline challenging the validity…
Rank this Week: 1883

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    10 Key IP Strategy Insights for Innovative Companies for 2016 and Beyond

    10 Key IP Strategy Insights for Innovative Companies for 2016 and Beyond
    As 2016 begins, I am entering my 8th year(!) of writing about IP strategy insights from a business value creation perspective, both here on my IPMaximizerBlog.com and, more recently, on LinkedIn. While there were quite a few IP lawyers…
  • Sep 30

    “IP Strategy” is Meaningless without Desired Business Outcome

    “IP Strategy” is Meaningless without Desired Business Outcome
    “You can’t sell me IP Strategy, Jackie,” one of my top clients said to me recently when I sat down with him to conduct customer discovery for my IP Strategy practice. This client, a successful serial entrepreneur whose…
  • Sep 1

    Why Business Fails to Generate Patenting Strategies that Protect Innovation Value & How to Make It Easier

    Why Business Fails to Generate Patenting Strategies that Protect Innovation Value & How to Make It Easier
    Business leaders often find the decision of whether to obtain patent protection for their company’s innovations to be difficult. Of course, conventional wisdom, not to mention legions of patent attorneys, assert that patents are…
Rank this Week: 1156

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: 2569

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
  • Feb 1

    Yes, a Stranger Can Cancel Your LLC!

    Yes, a Stranger Can Cancel Your LLC!
    This post discusses how (amazingly!) an unauthorized stranger can cancel your LLC (limited liability company) or corporation. It is based on a Quora question that I answered. See What prevents someone from filing a restated certificate of…
  • Jan 13

    What is a DMCA Counter Notification?

    What is a DMCA Counter Notification?
    In Terms of Use and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), I discussed DMCA provisions pertaining to takedown notices. This post discusses how an online service provider should respond to a takedown notice and the role of the counter…
  • Jan 11

    Limited Liability – a Definition

    Limited Liability – a Definition
    This post on the meaning of the term limited liability is based on a Quora answer that I provided. Please see What does limited liability and unlimited liability mean in case of companies? Meaning of Limited Liability “Limited…
Rank this Week: 586

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Monkeys Cannot Own Copyright

    Monkeys Cannot Own Copyright
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) A little over a year ago, we discussed an interesting case where the owner of a…
  • Oct 14

    “Happy Birthday to You” Song Copyright Stricken

    “Happy Birthday to You” Song Copyright Stricken
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. Good Morning to You Productions Corp. v. Warner Chappell Music, Case. No. 2:13-cv-04460, C.D. Cal. is about whether Warner/Chappell was properly…
  • Aug 10

    Another Attempt at a Federal Trade Secrets Law

    Another Attempt at a Federal Trade Secrets Law
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. A bill was introduced on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives by a bipartisan group of senators and…
Rank this Week: 1644

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Feb 1

    Clearing Away Cloud Confusion; MBBP Team to Illuminate Intricacies of Buying and Selling Cloud Service

    Clearing Away Cloud Confusion; MBBP Team to Illuminate Intricacies of Buying and Selling Cloud Service
    Lawyers for technology companies are increasingly asked to assess the risks of client companies shifting from standard sales and licenses to a cloud model, and lawyers for every company need to assess the pros and cons of receiving core…
  • Feb 1

    What’s in Your Employee Handbook? (It Matters!)

    What’s in Your Employee Handbook? (It Matters!)
    Employee handbooks are helpful as long as they are accurate, up-to-date and do not unintentionally create contractual rights. But handbooks that contain promissory language, legally non-compliant policies or outdated information may result in…
  • Jan 22

    MBBP Attorney to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 1/28/2016

    MBBP Attorney to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 1/28/2016
    On  Thursday, January 28, MBBP Attorney Sean Detweiler will host Office Hours at TechSandBox to help answer your patent and strategy questions. Office Hours provides access to experts in topics such as…
Rank this Week: 1330

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 1

    New and Changing Tax Laws for 2015-16

    New and Changing Tax Laws for 2015-16
      TAX LAWS FOR 2015-2016   Every year, taxes are added, removed, amended, extended, or expired. As experienced tax law attorneys, we know that one of the things that is more challenging to keep track of than tax changes is the…
  • Jan 20

    Changes to Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota

    Changes to Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota
       Statute of Limitations for Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota   So many of us want to change something (or everything) about our homes. Imagine you are finally able to remodel your home with all the upgrades required to…
  • Dec 23

    Congress Extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Indefinitely!

    Congress Extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Indefinitely!
    The Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 Has Passed   Last week, Congress approved and President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015. Included in the Act, is a provision to permanently extend the…
Rank this Week: 1862

Patent Law News

Patent Law News

By the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm.

http://www.fwpatentattorney.com/patent-law-news/
  • Jan 31

    Win tickets to see the TCU vs. Kansas State Basketball Game!

    Win tickets to see the TCU vs. Kansas State Basketball Game!
    We have four tickets to the TCU v. Kansas State Men’s Basketball Game on Feb. 16th. that we are giving away! LIKE and/or SHARE our Jan 28th TCU Facebook post to be entered to win!! We will be announcing the winner on February 8th!…
  • Jan 24

    Visit the newest addition to our website: Patentopedia

    Visit the newest addition to our website: Patentopedia
    At the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm, our clients are our first priority. We know that to our clients, information gathering about the patent process is a top priority. Our website is designed not only to be informative; but also to be a valuable…
  • Jan 17

    Slick Tech of 2016 @ CES

    Slick Tech of 2016 @ CES
    One of the hottest tickets in the inventors’ universe is to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held annually in Las Vegas, NV. CES is an international electronics and technology trade show; “ the proving ground for innovators and…
Rank this Week: 2386

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jan 31

    New Proportionality Requirement in Rule 26 Not that Big of a Deal

    New Proportionality Requirement in Rule 26 Not that Big of a Deal
    Much has been made of the latest amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, effective December 1, 2015, some going so far as to call them “the most significant change to federal civil practice in the last decade.” In…
  • Jan 25

    Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable Against Independent Contractor

    Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable Against Independent Contractor
    Don’t think you can get out of your non-compete agreement just because you’re a contractor and not an employee. While it’s true that independent contractors, unlike regular employees, may not owe a fiduciary duty of loyalty…
  • Jan 13

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Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Jan 31

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News – January Update

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News – January Update
    Having looked back over the last couple of years, I realized that I have failed to provide enough updates on issues and cases making trade secrets | noncompete news. So, I am going to try to resume those efforts moving forward.…
  • Jan 30

    2015 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review

    2015 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review
    In anticpation of speaking at the Boston Bar Association’s 16th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review earlier this month, with some assistance from several of my colleagues (Nicole Daly, Hannah Joseph, and Will…
  • Jan 11

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2016

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2016
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
Rank this Week: 4601

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    How to Move a Business from California to Arizona

    How to Move a Business from California to Arizona
    California is so weird. (I grew up there. I can say that from experience.) It’s a weird state with weird laws. I recently helped a client move their business from California to Arizona. Arizona law allows you to simply transfer your…
  • Jan 25

    Model Release for TFP Photo Shoot

    Model Release for TFP Photo Shoot
    Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of participating in an open photo shoot at a junkyard in Wittmann, Arizona. Dozens of photographers and models converged on this location to shoot around all day in and on the various broken down…
  • Jan 17

    Arizona Reviving its Revenge Porn Law

    Arizona Reviving its Revenge Porn Law
    Arizona lawmakers are trying to bring back the revenge porn law. The Arizona House of Representatives unanimously passed HB2001 last week. This bill would make it a crime to share “revenge porn” without the person’s…
Rank this Week: 1782

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2299

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/
  • Jan 29

    How To Evaluate Trademarks: Word, Design And Composite Mark

    How To Evaluate Trademarks: Word, Design And Composite Mark
    Word Marks One of the most frequently asked questions in our practice is how do you evaluate trademarks to determine if a likelihood of confusion would result in the marketplace. The applicable rules will vary based on the type or types of…
  • Jan 15

    The Origin Of The “Something More” Standard In Trademark Law

    The Origin Of The “Something More” Standard In Trademark Law
    A year ago,  I posted a blog that featured a case that had appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Federal Circuit”) and the Court reversed a decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board…
  • Jan 4

    Relying On Section 44 Of The Trademark Act For A Filing Basi

    Relying On Section 44 Of The Trademark Act For A Filing Basi
    A frequently asked question in our trademark practice is what filing basis should the trademark applicant rely on when filing its trademark application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office. There are five filing bases to…
Rank this Week: 1974

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Jan 29

    Should you #DeleteAcademiaEdu?

    Should you #DeleteAcademiaEdu?
    [ Note: Many readers of this blog have probably heard by now that Kevin Smith, who has been the primary author here, will soon be leaving Duke to be the Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas. We do intend to keep the blog going, and…
  • Jan 6

    Copyright MOOCs, new and refreshed

    Copyright MOOCs, new and refreshed
    When my colleagues Anne Gilliland and Lisa Macklin and I released our first Coursera MOOC about copyright, called Copyright for Educators and Librarians, we were very pleased with the reaction.  Although our enrollment for that first…
  • Dec 15

    Rebels in the Campus Bookstore

    Rebels in the Campus Bookstore
    A guest post by Will Cross, Director of Copyright and Digital Scholarship at North Carolina State University As the semester winds down most normal people are sweating through final projects, scheduling visits with family and friends, or…
Rank this Week: 2163