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Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
  • Apr 22

    Quentin Tarantino's Gawker Lawsuit Dismissed But Can Be Refiled

    Quentin Tarantino's Gawker Lawsuit Dismissed But Can Be Refiled
    A judge grants Gawker's motion to dismiss the lawsuit over the leaked "Hateful Eight" script because the director "failed to adequately plead facts establishing direct infringement" by people who clicked on the link.read more
  • Apr 22

    Fox Demands Judge Reject 'New Girl' Theft Lawsuit

    Fox Demands Judge Reject 'New Girl' Theft Lawsuit
    In response to a lawsuit that asks for an injunction over an allegedly stolen pilot proposal, the defendants say that the two works aren't substantially similar.read more
  • Apr 22

    Paramount Fights Investors' Fraud Lawsuit Over Big Film Slate

    Paramount Fights Investors' Fraud Lawsuit Over Big Film Slate
    The studio says they weren't the source of any misrepresentations over films including "Mean Girls," "The Manchurian Candidate" and "The Stepford Wives."read more
Rank this Week: 378

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
  • Apr 22

    “Materiality Scrape” Provision

    “Materiality Scrape” Provision
    By: Scott Bleier A “Materiality scrape” provision reallocates indemnification risk from the buyer to the seller and should be reviewed by sellers and their legal counsel with a critical eye. Click here to read the…
  • Apr 14

    Delaware Increases Corporate Formation Taxe

    Delaware Increases Corporate Formation Taxe
    By: Joseph Marrow On Thursday, April 10, 2014, the Delaware legislature passed a new law, effective retroactively to January 1, 2014, which raises the annual corporate tax on limited liability companies, limited partnerships and general…
  • Apr 14

    Employment Law Clip: Internships – Paid or Unpaid?

    Employment Law Clip: Internships – Paid or Unpaid?
    Student internships have become increasingly popular, and while internships generally benefit employers and interns alike, there is uncertainty regarding whether internships may be paid or unpaid. MBBP Attorney Christopher Perry explains…
Rank this Week: 1072

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/
  • Apr 22

    Wanted: Real Estate Staff Attorney

    Wanted: Real Estate Staff Attorney
    The New York Office of Arent Fox LLP is seeking a Staff Attorney to draft and negotiate retail leases (tenant side) for Arent Fox’s highly acclaimed Fashion and Luxury Goods practice. Candidates must possess at least 5 years of…
  • Apr 21

    Fashion Counsel: What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil

    Fashion Counsel: What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil
    How to Navigate FIFA & IOC’s Extra IP Protection In this episode of Fashion Counsel, Anthony Lupo talks with Intellectual Property partner Cristina Carvalho about legal concerns fashion brands should consider when developing…
  • Apr 21

    What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil

    What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil
    How to Navigate FIFA & IOC’s Extra IP Protection In this episode of Fashion Counsel, Anthony Lupo talks with Intellectual Property partner Cristina Carvalho about legal concerns fashion brands should consider when developing…
Rank this Week: 1555

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Apr 22

    Of songs and chairs, or why do we need a public domain

    Of songs and chairs, or why do we need a public domain
    I recently received an email from an author asking me if I would write a post about why we need a public domain.  Specifically, the questioner asked me why some things pass into the public domain while others do not; his example was that…
  • Mar 30

    Nimmer on infringement 2.0

    Nimmer on infringement 2.0
    I was reminded once again of Mark Twain’s comment — “Only one thing is impossible for God: to find any sense in any copyright law on the planet” — as I listened to Professor David Nimmer deliver the annual Frey…
  • Mar 27

    Attacking academic value

    Attacking academic value
    A new thing started happening here at Duke this week; we began getting inquiries from some faculty authors about how to obtain a formal waiver of our faculty open access policy.  We have had that policy in place for over three years, but…
Rank this Week: 904

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 937

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/
  • Apr 22

    Bringing Summary Judgment Prior To The Close Of Discovery: In This Instance, Not A Good Use of Anyone’s Time

    Bringing Summary Judgment Prior To The Close Of Discovery: In This Instance, Not A Good Use of Anyone’s Time
    Plaintiff seeks summary judgment that the term COLLECTIVE is descriptive as used by Defendant/Counterclaim Plaintiff. Defendant owns COLLECTIVE NETWORK, COLLECTIVE VIDEO and C COLLECTIVE THE AUDIENCE ENGINE. Defendant has used its oldest mark…
  • Apr 21

    Today Is National ‘Be Civil To Your Fellow Lawyer’ Day

    Today Is National ‘Be Civil To Your Fellow Lawyer’ Day
    So I’m representing a very large British company and it’s buying some IP from a California dot com company. The purchase price is big, and the seller is going out of business so its (California biglaw) attorney is calling me…
  • Apr 21

    Important Lessons From Banana Dance Case

    Important Lessons From Banana Dance Case
    Important lessons from this case: 1. Singing telegrams spread cheer by bringing laughs into the workplace, home, public entertainment or party. 2. It is implausible to believe that if you wear a banana costume to perform a singing telegram in…
Rank this Week: 744

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

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

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 1023

Current Trends in Copyright,…

Current Trends in Copyright, Trademark & Entertainment Law

By the Bennet Law Office.

http://ipandentertainmentlaw.wordpress.com
  • Apr 22

    Who Controls Your Likeness? Balancing Right of Publicity and Free Speech

    Who Controls Your Likeness? Balancing Right of Publicity and Free Speech
    Originally Published in TEXAS LAWYER* Sharing photos has never been easier. From checking out Ellen Degeneres’ selfies at the Oscars to uploading family vacation pictures, even lawyers don’t always think through how third parties…
  • Mar 1

    BMG Rights Management Buys Hal David Song Catalog

    BMG Rights Management Buys Hal David Song Catalog
    As reported by BILLBOARD, BMG Rights Management acquired Hal David’s music publishing catalog at an estimated $42 million.  Net publisher’s share is in the range of $3. 5 to $3.8 million and it is anticipated a multiplier of…
  • Feb 24

    Kind Sues Cliff For Trade Dress Infringement

    Kind Sues Cliff For Trade Dress Infringement
    Kind, LLC thinks new product packaging from competitor Cliff Bar & Company is an infringement on the KIND brand trade dress shown above. Currently Cliff Bar & Company packages their MOJO bar with a half-moon transparent opening. The…
Rank this Week: 947

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 1801

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Patent Filings and the Potential Discovery of Trade Secret Misappropriation

    Patent Filings and the Potential Discovery of Trade Secret Misappropriation
       Under California law, a plaintiff must bring a claim for trade secret misappropriation within three years of discovering the misappropriation or, by the exercise of reasonable diligence, should have discovered the alleged…
  • Apr 14

    Patent Myths Corrected – Part Two

    Patent Myths Corrected – Part Two
    Last week’s column was the first of two columns discussing some of the most common misconceptions or myths about patents.  Here is the second part, starting with number five on my list.…
  • Apr 14

    Patent Myths Corrected – Part One

    Patent Myths Corrected – Part One
    Patent law is a complicated area of law governed by a confusing set of statutes and regulations that are interpreted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and the federal courts.  Patents themselves are sometimes almost…
Rank this Week: 756

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 1259

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
Rank this Week: 1351

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Pipcu prevails, counterfeiter calamities and now YOU can be a trade mark 'intern' on your smartphone!

    Pipcu prevails, counterfeiter calamities and now YOU can be a trade mark 'intern' on your smartphone!
    With Easter now over, we begin another sacred event: the four day working week. To ease you into it, here is a trio of anti-piracy titbits of news and entertainment.Pipcu prevails, pirates panicPipcu – The City of London Police…
  • Apr 22

    Tuesday Titivation

    Tuesday Titivation
    This Kat is not used to writing the multi-issue blogposts that are such a speciality of our dear blogmeister.  However, a few things have arrived in his inbox while he was engaged in his Easter aestivation, which are unrelated to each…
  • Apr 18

    What does the ACI Adam decision mean for InfoSoc system of exceptions and limitations?

    What does the ACI Adam decision mean for InfoSoc system of exceptions and limitations?
    A few days have passed since the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its decision in Case C-435/12 ACI Adam [here], ruling that Article 5(2)(b) of the InfoSoc Directive, read in conjunction with paragraph 5 of the…
Rank this Week: 173

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

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

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

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXVI

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXVI
    Here is another update of recent client registrations from the public records for readers to see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected [click trademark or logo to open USPTO records in a new window]:  - Frozen…
  • Apr 18

    “Boston Strong” trademark update: 7 applications have been abandoned, 3 remain pending

    “Boston Strong” trademark update: 7 applications have been abandoned, 3 remain pending
    This week marks 1 year since the marathon bombings in Boston. Within 48 hours of those horrible events, people filed trademark applications. As I said at the time: A mere 48 hours following the tragic events at last Monday’s Boston…
  • Apr 17

    Dozens of “_____ STRONG” trademarks filed in the last year

    Dozens of “_____ STRONG” trademarks filed in the last year
    Since the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013, and the popularity of the “Boston Strong” phrase, many USPTO trademark filings have been made for marks featuring “______ Strong.” For example, see the list below…
Rank this Week: 1440

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

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

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
Rank this Week: 1310

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/
  • Apr 22

    Mesh Networks Won’t Fix Internet Security

    Mesh Networks Won’t Fix Internet Security
    There’s no doubt that the quality of tech reporting in major newspapers has improved in recent years. It’s rare these days to see a story in, say, the New York Times whose fundamental technical premise is wrong. Still, it does…
  • Apr 21

    Eternal vigilance is a solvable technology problem: A proposal for streamlined privacy alert

    Eternal vigilance is a solvable technology problem: A proposal for streamlined privacy alert
    Consider three recent news articles about online privacy: Google+ added a new feature that shows view counts on everything you post, including your photos. It’s enabled by default, but if you don’t want to be part of the…
  • Apr 15

    Bitcoin hacks and thefts: The underlying reason

    Bitcoin hacks and thefts: The underlying reason
    Emin Gün Sirer has a fascinating post about how the use of NoSQL caused technical failures that led to the demise of Bitcoin exchanges Flexcoin and Poloniex. But these are only the latest in a long line of hacks of exchanges, other…
Rank this Week: 78

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    PCT to the rescue

    PCT to the rescue
    According to Wikipedia, “time to market is the length of time it takes from a product being conceived until its being available for sale“. However, the success of the product can often not be determined until the product has been…
  • Apr 7

    The (trade) secret of succe

    The (trade) secret of succe
    We have all heard of success stories such as the Coca-Cola recipe and the Google search algorithm. Many companies value their trade secrets and consider them important for competitiveness and innovative performance. Although the general…
  • Apr 3

    Fighting the bad guys with customs surveillance

    Fighting the bad guys with customs surveillance
    Most classic feel-good Hollywood movies reach a point when things look most bleak, and you almost doubt whether the hero will defy all odds and beat the villain. The eternal fight against counterfeiting is starting to reach a similar point.…
Rank this Week: 4301

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Apr 22

    Public Domain: Fragen und Antworten aus der Schweiz

    Public Domain: Fragen und Antworten aus der Schweiz
    Abmahnungen, Netzsperren, Überwachung … in der Diskussion um das Urheberrecht und dessen Weiterentwicklung im digitalen Raum geht oftmals vergessen, dass längst nicht (mehr) alle Inhalte beziehungsweise Werke urheberrechtlich…
  • Apr 12

    Urheberrecht: Atomarer Copyfraud bei YouTube

    Urheberrecht: Atomarer Copyfraud bei YouTube
    Copyfraud ist, wenn urheberrechtliche Ansprüche missbräuchlich behauptet werden. Und während die Verletzung von Urheberrechten sanktioniert werden kann, bleibt Urheberrechts­missbrauch in der Schweiz ohne Folgen. Gerade bei…
  • Apr 11

    Juristische Weblinks #97

    Juristische Weblinks #97
    Meinungsfreiheit: Beleidigungen verboten? Medienrecht: Betrug in der Quizshow (Oder: «Das isch de Fuessballer Moldovan gsi!» (PDF). Gläubiger vs. Schuldner: Personen und Unternehmen in Deutschland und in der Schweiz,…
Rank this Week: 2843

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

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

    Précision sur l'interdiction des modifications manuscrite

    Précision sur l'interdiction des modifications manuscrite
    L'OEB a publié une FAQ sur les nouvelles pratiques des divisions d'examen et d'opposition relativement aux modifications manuscrites.L'OEB rappelle que les symboles et caractères graphiques, ainsi que les formules chimiques…
  • Apr 17

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    La machine représentée sur la figure ci-dessous n'est rien moins qu'une machine à ressusciter, appelée "Amruta-88", efficace contre toutes sortes de morts: crise cardiaque, coup de soleil, morsure de serpent,…
  • Apr 15

    T1448/09 : une décision confuse

    T1448/09 : une décision confuse
    Dans la présente décision, la Chambre se pose d'abord la question de la recevabilité du recours, étant noté que dans son mémoire le demandeur se limite à présenter un certain nombre…
Rank this Week: 291

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 21

    Wearable Technology: Better and Worse Than You Thought

    Wearable Technology: Better and Worse Than You Thought
    By Doug Logan The idea of wearable electronics has long been associated with distant technologies that never quite materialize. But as technology keeps marching forward, so does the prospect of having highly functional devices that are…
  • Apr 17

    Suit over Michael Jackson Hologram Could Signal Future of the Holography Industry

    Suit over Michael Jackson Hologram Could Signal Future of the Holography Industry
    By Alex Boguniewicz The phenomenon of bringing deceased musicians back to life on stage via “hologram” technology may have hit a bump in the road with the most recent suit involving the controversial process. We have previously…
  • Apr 14

    Death by Drones: Is a U.S. Citizen Entitled to Due Process?

    Death by Drones: Is a U.S. Citizen Entitled to Due Process?
    By Nicholas Ulrich Last Friday, Judge Rosemary Collyer of the District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed the case brought by Nasser Al-Aulaqi over the drone killings of his son, Anwar Al-Aulaqi, and grandson Abdulrahman Al-Aulaqi.…
Rank this Week: 623

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

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

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

    An Internet-on-Airplanes Upgrade

    An Internet-on-Airplanes Upgrade
    FCC gives co-primary status to “Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft” uplinks. The FCC has given in-flight Internet an upgrade. Late in 2012, the FCC authorized use of earth stations installed on aircraft to communicate with…
  • Apr 21

    Reminder: Live Webinar Review of Aereo Oral Argument - 4/22/14

    Reminder: Live Webinar Review of Aereo Oral Argument - 4/22/14
    There’s nothing like a Supreme Court argument to get the Main Stream Media’s attention. With tomorrow’s argument in the Aereo case nearly here, it seems that all the MSM (well, at least the Washington Post, the New York…
  • Apr 21

    Drone Even Go There: On Newsgathering, Drones and the FAA

    Drone Even Go There: On Newsgathering, Drones and the FAA
    The FAA’s anti-drone posturing: procedurally, practically and constitutionally unsound They say that tragedy plus time equals comedy. Sometimes that may be true. But when the tragedy is severe enough, tragedy plus time equals…
Rank this Week: 1306

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
Rank this Week: 1617

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Apr 21

    Aereo Petitioners Focus on Who Supplies the Content

    Aereo Petitioners Focus on Who Supplies the Content
    Cross-posted on the Law Theories blog. The petitioners have filed their reply brief in the Aereo appeal, and I’m thrilled to see their focus on who supplies the content—a standard for differentiating cloud computing sheep from…
  • Apr 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/18/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/18/14
    In 1966, the cable TV industry warned that if it was brought within the scope of copyright law, it “could very well be forced out of existence to the great injury to the public interest, and with no corresponding benefit to…
  • Apr 11

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/11/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/11/14
    The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Music — What makes this list particularly relevant is its recognition that innovative music companies include record labels, both major and independent. Can Private Photos be Used in…
Rank this Week: 1162

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Apr 21

    Eric Posner on Russia and US Bank Sanction

    Eric Posner on Russia and US Bank Sanction
    On his blog, Posner gets input from a colleague on whether Russia can oppose U.S. bank sanctions through the WTO.
  • Apr 18

    End-of-Week Blog Roundup

    End-of-Week Blog Roundup
    Eric Posner discusses dignity as a value in cost-benefit analysis and recent Russian stock prices; Brian Leiter discusses a dispute over faculty pay at Oregon; and Will Baude has two posts on the credibility of law enforcement officials and…
  • Apr 15

    Monday/Tuesday Blog Roundup

    Monday/Tuesday Blog Roundup
    Eric Posner posts on Russia's invocation of 'civil war' in Ukraine and shares a response to his post on social security overpayments; Will Baude looks at a recent case in which police were caught lying; and Richard Epstein discusses…
Rank this Week: 651

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Apr 21

    Meet us in Hong Kong!

    Meet us in Hong Kong!
    We are excited to announce that inovia will be sending six attendees to Hong Kong for the 136th Annual INTA Meeting this May! This is one of the premier international trademark and intellectual property events of the season, and we ……
  • Apr 16

    Industry Updates from WIPO’s PCT Newsletter

    Industry Updates from WIPO’s PCT Newsletter
    Good afternoon! Each month, we look through WIPO's PCT Newsletter to share the latest news impacting the international patent system. As always, there are several country-specific rules, fee changes and patent office notifications to report.…
  • Apr 11

    Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

    Friday Foreign Filing Roundup
    Sit back in the saddle and put on your spectacles... it's round up time! The US Department of Commerce's USPTO announced the creation of a new Office of International Patent Cooperation (OIPC), led by Mark Powell.  Read more. More news…
Rank this Week: 2217

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
  • Apr 21

    RBS Posts Ridiculous Article + Disclaimer

    RBS Posts Ridiculous Article + Disclaimer
    A friend recently showed me a ridiculous article that RBS posted on its website last year. (Please see The five trends shaping Germany to 2030.) That post isn’t ridiculous because of The post RBS Posts Ridiculous Article +…
  • Apr 17

    Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement – Two Sides of the Same Coin

    Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement – Two Sides of the Same Coin
    This post compares plagiarism and copyright infringement. It is prompted by a Quora question that I answered several months ago. (See Have your ideas or works ever been plagiarized? What The post Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement –…
  • Apr 14

    Kickstarter Rejects Foreign Entrepreneur

    Kickstarter Rejects Foreign Entrepreneur
    Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Recently, I have seen a surge of interest among foreign companies wishing to set up Kickstarter projects in the US. This post The post Kickstarter Rejects Foreign Entrepreneurs appeared…
Rank this Week: 1782

Inventive Step

Inventive Step

Discusses patent law issues and strategies.

http://inventivestep.net
  • Apr 21

    Patent Pending

    Patent Pending
    I’m sure you’ve seen the words “patent pending” or “patent applied for” on a product or package before.  What exactly do these phrases mean?  What legal rights are attached to them? Marking…
  • Apr 2

    Supreme Court to Review Claim Construction

    Supreme Court to Review Claim Construction
    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear another patent case, Teva Pharms. USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc.  In this case, the Court will determine whether factual findings underpinning claim construction rulings should be reviewed de…
  • Mar 26

    Regarding Patent Application Cost

    Regarding Patent Application Cost
    There are a large number of inventors and companies out there now that want patent work done as cheaply as possible.  Especially since the economy has tanked, many inventors and companies are attempting to low-ball fees for preparing…
Rank this Week: 580

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

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

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 3440

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
  • Apr 21

    Lenovo Buys Mobile Patents for $100 Million from Unwired Planet

    Lenovo Buys Mobile Patents for $100 Million from Unwired Planet
    Unwired Planet, Inc. (NASDAQ:UPIP) and Lenovo (HKSE: 992) recently announced that Lenovo has agreed to purchase a portfolio of patents from Unwired Planet and to take a term-based license to Unwired Planet’s patent portfolio. The…
  • Apr 16

    Canine Genetic Testing Patent Dispute Settled

    Canine Genetic Testing Patent Dispute Settled
    On December 13, 2013, Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. (d/b/a Paw Print Genetics) filed a declaratory judgment action against VetGen, LLC, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington (Spokane). The lawsuit…
  • Apr 14

    USPTO Issues Design Patent No. 700,000

    USPTO Issues Design Patent No. 700,000
    The Department of Commerce recently had a ceremony at Langdon Education Campus in Washington, DC, commemorating the issuance of the 700,000th design patent (see main image to the left). The design patent, titled Hand-held learning apparatus,…
Rank this Week: 1398

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Apr 21

    Resource of Note: Legalarium’s TTAB Quote

    Resource of Note: Legalarium’s TTAB Quote
    A great resource I recently stumbled on is Legalarium’s “Categorized Quotes From Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions Since 1998.” The quotes are even broken down by topic. For instance, if you need an overview on…
  • Mar 18

    Java 8, EFS-Web and Private PAIR

    Java 8, EFS-Web and Private PAIR
    Per an email notice from the USPTO dated 2014-03-18: EFS-WEB and Private PAIR Compatibility with Java 8 Oracle has announced that the first version of Java 8 will be released on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. This version will not be an automatic…
  • Nov 24

    Pardon the mess…

    Pardon the mess…
    Please pardon the mess while we work on The Invent Blog 2.0, and some other new blog projects including The Art of IP blog (http://blogs.bnip.com/aip/).The post Pardon the mess… appeared first on The Invent Blog.
Rank this Week: 466

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    What was up with General Mills’ Legal Terms?

    What was up with General Mills’ Legal Terms?
    I got lots of messages last week when it came out that General Mills’ legal terms said that if you downloaded their coupons, connected with them on social media, entered a contest, or purchased any of their products that you agreed to…
  • Apr 15

    U.S. Copyright Office is Raising its Filing Fees on May 1, 2014

    U.S. Copyright Office is Raising its Filing Fees on May 1, 2014
    Last week, the U.S. Copyright Office announced that it is raising its fees to register your work. Effective May 1, 2014, the cost to register a single work or a collection of works using their online system will go up from $35.00 to $55.00…
  • Apr 10

    Legal Issues if you Outsource your Blog Content

    Legal Issues if you Outsource your Blog Content
    I don’t believe in outsourcing my blog content, but I understand that some people do because they’re busy, or they’re afraid they’re not a good writer, or they’re not dedicated to maintaining their site. Whatever…
Rank this Week: 3949

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
  • Apr 21

    What to do if noncompetes are eliminated in Massachusett

    What to do if noncompetes are eliminated in Massachusett
    As you likely have seen (here for example), the Patrick Administration has spent a great deal of time putting together comprehensive proposed legislation designed to promote growth and opportunity in Massachusetts. Of particular note has…
  • Feb 26

    New Trade Secrets Study by PwC and CREATEe.org

    New Trade Secrets Study by PwC and CREATEe.org
    For those interested in the economics and policies behind trade secrets, PricewaterhouseCoopers and The Center for Responsible Enterprise & Trade (CREATe.org) have issued a detailed report on the economic impact of trade secret…
  • Jan 11

    Trade Secrets and Noncompetes – Year in Review 2013

    Trade Secrets and Noncompetes – Year in Review 2013
    This past week, the Boston Bar Association held its 14th annual Intellectual Property Year in Review. I covered trade secrets (including related restrictive covenants). Below is a summary of those developments. (If you would like a complete…
Rank this Week: 1334

Andrew P. Lahser's Patent Blog

Andrew P. Lahser's Patent Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights and IP Law for small businesses.

http://lahserpatent.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2017

Patentology

Patentology

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

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

    The Hard Line on Extensions of Time in Patent Opposition

    The Hard Line on Extensions of Time in Patent Opposition
    Since the Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment (Raising the Bar) Regulation 2013 came into effect on 15 April 2013, new, stricter, rules have applied to parties hoping to obtain an extension of a time period for filing evidence in an…
  • Apr 20

    Should Australian Patent Attorneys Be Allowed to Litigate?

    Should Australian Patent Attorneys Be Allowed to Litigate?
    As I regularly remind people, Australian patent attorneys are not generally lawyers.  Of course there are examples of patent attorneys who also have general law degrees, and some of them (though not all) also practice as…
  • Apr 13

    Australian Patent Office Gets Serious About Inventive Step

    Australian Patent Office Gets Serious About Inventive Step
    Cronk v Commissioner of Patents [2014] FCA 37 (10 February 2014)The Australian Patent Office has taken the (to my knowledge) unprecedented step of engaging an expert witness to assist in the defence of a Federal Court appeal from a decision…
Rank this Week: 1410

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Apr 20

    Court Won't Review USPTO Denial Of Inter Partes Review

    Court Won't Review USPTO Denial Of Inter Partes Review
    In a decision issued on April 18, 2014, Judge Payne of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted the USPTO’s motion to dismiss the case brought by Dominion Dealer Solutions, LLC to challenge the…
  • Apr 16

    Update On Myriad Appeal And Announcing A Public Forum On The USPTO 101 Guideline

    Update On Myriad Appeal And Announcing A Public Forum On The USPTO 101 Guideline
    Myriad has appealed the district court decision that denied its motion for a preliminary injunction against Ambry Genetics Corp. According to a report in Bloomberg BNA Life Sciences Law & Industry Report™, on April 14 ,…
  • Apr 13

    Federal Circuit Find Fractures in Roche Boniva Patent

    Federal Circuit Find Fractures in Roche Boniva Patent
    In Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc. v. Apotex, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s summary judgment that two Roche Boniva patents are invalid as obvious. The conclusion of obviousness is not particularly remarkable based on the…
Rank this Week: 840

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Apr 20

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Celltrion Healthcare Co. et al. v. Janssen Biotech, Inc. 1:14-cv-11613; filed March 31, 2014 in the District Court of…
  • Apr 20

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    April 22, 2014 - China Pharmaceutical Regulatory Law Boot Camp (American Conference Institute) - New York, NY April 22, 2014 - "International Trade Secret Misappropriation Update 2014" (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP) 10:00 am…
  • Apr 18

    Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law

    Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law
    The John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law will be holding a program on Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law on April 24, 2014 in Chicago, IL. The conference will consist of the…
Rank this Week: 158

Israel Technology Law Blog

Israel Technology Law Blog

Focuses on technology law and policy in Israel, and provide practical information on important developments in these areas.

http://israeltechnologylaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 20

    Structure, Sequence and Organization

    Structure, Sequence and Organization
    Is the “structure, sequence and organization” of a computer program protected by copyright under Israeli law? Recent decisions in the United States (Oracle v. Google) and Europe (SAS v. WPL) have limited the copyright protection…
  • Mar 29

    Patent Value – A Kodak Moment

    Patent Value – A Kodak Moment
    What is the value of a patent? I’ve addressed this question in a couple of previous posts, here and here. But the story of the Kodak patents shows that it’s very hard to pin an objective value on patent rights, and that patent…
  • Mar 26

    Why do Companies File Patents (2)?

    Why do Companies File Patents (2)?
    So, why do companies file patents? Take 2. (Take 1 is over here). Jeffrey Schox, a practicing patent attorney, gave an interesting lecture series at Stanford University. In the last lecture of the series he provided several possible reasons…
Rank this Week: 2785

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
  • Apr 19

    Recommendations for NextGen Health IT Infrastructure

    Recommendations for NextGen Health IT Infrastructure
    Health care information technology (health IT) facilitates the delivery of personalized medicine by providing and supporting the infrastructure for patients, consumers and health care providers to communicate and distribute information. The…
  • Mar 20

    USPTO Releases Examiner Post-”Myriad” Training Slides – Points to Ponder

    USPTO Releases Examiner Post-”Myriad” Training Slides – Points to Ponder
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published its examiner training materials (Training Materials) for applying ”2014 Procedures For Subject Matter Eligibility Analysis Of Claims Reciting Or Involving…
  • Mar 6

    USPTO Issues Guidance for Examining Process Patent

    USPTO Issues Guidance for Examining Process Patent
    On March 4th, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued “2014 Procedures For Subject Matter Eligibility Analysis Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature/Natural Principles, Natural Phenomena, And/Or…
Rank this Week: 3967

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
Rank this Week: 324

ED Michigan IP Report

ED Michigan IP Report

Discusses patent and other intellectual property litigation news from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

http://edmichipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2327

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Apr 18

    TWiL 255: Teach Your Robots Well

    TWiL 255: Teach Your Robots Well
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Regulating robots, remixing music and fair use, the Aereo Supreme Court case, and more! Guests: James Barrat, Brandon Butler Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. We invite you to…
  • Apr 11

    TWiL 254: Girl Scout Cookies in September

    TWiL 254: Girl Scout Cookies in September
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Copyright and patent trolls, Flickr and Creative Commons attribution, Presidential fair use, and more! Guest: Nancy Sims Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. We invite you to read,…
  • Apr 4

    TWiL 253: Chewy Vuitton Sit!

    TWiL 253: Chewy Vuitton Sit!
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Net Neutrality with Daniel Lyons, parody and satire with Marty Schwimmer, Facebook and moonshine don't mix, and more! Guests: Daniel Lyons, Marty Schwimmer Download or subscribe to this show at…
Rank this Week: 385

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Covers veterans affairs, consumer law, and other legal topics catering to U.S. military veterans. By the Law Offices of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

http://www.militaryveteranlawyer.com/
  • Apr 18

    Doolittle Raiders - April 18, 1942

    Doolittle Raiders - April 18, 1942
    From one of our good friends and supporters, Ross Levin, owner of Aviation Art Hanger I post this wonderful remembrance and tribute: Commemorating the 72nd Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo Seventy-two years ago today, on 18 April…
  • Feb 20

    Our Past Defines Our Future

    Our Past Defines Our Future
    At the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C., www.attorneyforveterans.com, we have been going through a transition. Changes are sometimes very good, and in this case our changes are very good. The biggest change has been the addition of the…
  • Dec 30

    To all the Veterans and Future Veterans - God Bless you.

    To all the Veterans and Future Veterans - God Bless you.
    To all who have served and their families - - Thank you for your service. We have included a video that says it all without saying a word. Hoping you enjoy this video and to those who served or have been the family or a service member you…
Rank this Week: 4567

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Apr 18

    Alice Corp. v. CLC Bank Int’l: Notable Quotes from the Oral Arguments.

    Alice Corp. v. CLC Bank Int’l: Notable Quotes from the Oral Arguments.
    The link to the transcript for the March 31, 2014 oral arguments before the SCOTUS in Alice Corp. v CLC Int’l can be found here. Background: Alice Corporation, petitioner, owns the four patents-in-suits which are directed toward a…
  • Apr 16

    They Invented What? (No. 239)

    They Invented What? (No. 239)
    U.S. Patent No. 4,151,613: Protective device for the buttocks and hips of a person for use in skateboarding. JW Note:  For all our readers who are also skateboarding enthusiasts! What is claimed is: 1. A flexible,…
  • Apr 16

    Welcome Kristen Fries to Anticipate This!

    Welcome Kristen Fries to Anticipate This!
    We are pleased to welcome Kristen Fries as a contributing author at Anticipate This! Kristen is a patent attorney licensed in the State of Ohio and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. Fries…
Rank this Week: 1963

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Apr 18

    Fan Fiction Gets Weird

    Fan Fiction Gets Weird
    Popular author L.J. Smith of the Vampire Diaries series was terminated by her publisher and replaced with a ghostwriter. Some fans are content to continue reading the now ghostwritten series. Other fans are buycotting. What did L.J.…
  • Jan 16

    Gov. Chris Christie’s Four Liter Jersey Traffic Jam

    Gov. Chris Christie’s Four Liter Jersey Traffic Jam
    Irresistable mash-up by “the Bosses” for the Gov, delighting both my ”Jersey Girl” and copyright lawyer personalities.
  • Dec 29

    A new Picasso — and a hefty tax bill.

    A new Picasso — and a hefty tax bill.
    Jeffrey Gonano of Wexford in western Pennsylvania won the lottery for the 1914 Picasso painting L’Homme au Gibus (Man in the Opera Hat).  Mr. Gonano had purchased one of the 50,000 lottery tickets that had been sold for…
Rank this Week: 3399

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/
Rank this Week: 1610