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Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • May 28

    MEERKAT: Life On Air’s Trademark Boon or Bain.

    MEERKAT: Life On Air’s Trademark Boon or Bain.
    Tuesday, Phandroid reported that LG Electronics had applied to register MEERKAT in the U.S. for “IP camera; Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras; Cameras for surveillance; Photographic apparatus and instruments; Cameras; Webcams;…
  • May 27

    Target and T-Shirts – Where Does Copyright End and Fashion Design Protection Begin?

    Target and T-Shirts – Where Does Copyright End and Fashion Design Protection Begin?
    Last week, queen blogger Mari-Elise Taube wrote about Melissa Lay and her social media battle with Target over its sale of the #Merica tank top.  A picture of Ms. Lay and the Target version of her product appears below. As you now know,…
  • May 25

    What are “Crisps”?

    What are “Crisps”?
    England and America are two countries separated by a common language. –George Bernard Shaw How true, how true. Take the word “lift” for instance.  Here in America, that’s what I do when I go pick up my longtime…
Rank this Week: 2484

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Notarizing Trademark Instead of Registration

    Notarizing Trademark Instead of Registration
    Dear Rich: I may be interested in securing trademark rights for a blog some time in the future, but I'm reluctant to pay for a trademark registration which may prove to be unnecessary. If I got a notary to print and then notarize a screen…
  • May 26

    Amazon Seller Counter-Notice

    Amazon Seller Counter-Notice
    Dear Rich: I am an Amazon seller and received a notice that I was infringing another seller’s rights and that my seller page had been taken down. I’m pretty sure this was a bogus strategy done by one of my competitors. I have…
  • May 20

    Band Wants to Add New Member

    Band Wants to Add New Member
    Dear Rich: I'm in a band that has an incomplete lineup at the moment. Right now it is just 3 of us (2 guitar players, 1 drummer). We have a good handful of songs fully written and arranged. In the meantime, we are still looking for more…
Rank this Week: 323

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1229

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • May 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-27
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-26: First copyright payments made to surveyors in Australia http… http://t.co/6JhjCPYPra -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-26 http://t.co/TUX22lN7WN -> Are You…
  • May 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-26
    First copyright payments made to surveyors in Australia http://t.co/8bYhazCW8o -> Pirate Bay co-founder appeals domain ruling http://t.co/VzsFFoave4 -> CASL: Insuring the perils in Canada’s “tough” anti-spam laws…
  • May 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-25
    Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap http://t.co/YH3VmZXdu6 -> Mirror Phone Hacking Judgment: a turning point in the phone hacking litigation https://t.co/Aq8hUJDz7X -> Three-tiered system of data protection…
Rank this Week: 3020

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
  • May 27

    Understanding Legalese

    Understanding Legalese
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: Every time someone sends us a contract, its always a lengthy document with lots of legalese that no one understands. Is there anything wrong with having a simple, one page…
  • May 13

    Advice For The Young and Restle

    Advice For The Young and Restle
    By Robyn Guilliams      GG Arts Law and GG International are in the process of hiring a new administrative assistant.  As I’ve been reviewing applications, I’m sad to say that I am shocked – shocked!…
  • Apr 29

    New O and P Visa Petition Form Effective May 1, 2015

    New O and P Visa Petition Form Effective May 1, 2015
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: Someone recently told me that there was a new form for U.S. visa petitions for artists. Is this true? If so, when do I have to start using it? Late last year, U.S. Citizenship and…
Rank this Week: 2351

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1037

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Covers entertainment and intellectual property law. By Mark A. Baker Law, LLC.

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • May 27

    Book Review: The Word, by Hubert Crouch

    Book Review: The Word, by Hubert Crouch
    The First Amendment is a mighty shield, protecting all sorts of offensive speech. No matter how disgusting I might find the antics of the Westboro Baptist Church, in 2011, the Supreme Court found a First Amendment protection in its favor…
  • May 1

    (How A Guy Like Me) Played With A Rolling Stone

    (How A Guy Like Me) Played With A Rolling Stone
    How did I find myself standing on stage at the Washington Correspondents’ Jam playing beside Rolling Stones keyboardist, Chuck Leavell last Friday night? Well, it was one of those rare cases where ‘don’t quit your day…
  • Feb 3

    What Are You Reading? We Asked a Number of Music-Industry Type

    What Are You Reading? We Asked a Number of Music-Industry Type
    The music business is in turmoil and no one seems to know what the future holds. Even so, there are some good resources out there to help you get a handle on things. If you don’t know about Lefsetz Letter, you must check it out. Bob…
Rank this Week: 2677

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

Covers strategic brand planning and foundation with commentary on trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, making a brand famous, confronting online infringement and cybersquatting, and licensing a trademark. By Justin Clark.

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 3176

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1731

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    From Murder to Museums: Recent Cases and Ethical Considerations in Nazi Looted Art

    From Murder to Museums: Recent Cases and Ethical Considerations in Nazi Looted Art
    Museums have recently been criticized by the Jewish Claims Conference in a report here for ethical lapses: promising to, yet failing to research their collections and to coordinate and promote research into the provenance of their…
  • May 18

    Care About Clean Water? Learn About Oyster Farming This Saturday May 23

    Care About Clean Water? Learn About Oyster Farming This Saturday May 23
    Join us this Saturday morning May 23 at 9 am in Westhampton Beach NY to learn about how to save oysters and clean up the bay through oyster farming.   An adult oyster filters up to 50 gallons of water per day and the…
  • Apr 26

    Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015

    Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015
    Girl With Black Hair by Egon Schiele - Stolen From Fritz Grunbaum(currently at Oberlin College)THE NEW ROCHELLE BAR ASSOCIATIONInvites Members to attend a FREE 2 Credit CLE CourseFROM MURDER TO MUSEUMS: Recent Nazi Looted Art CasesWith…
Rank this Week: 198

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 1221

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/
  • May 27

    Better late than never...

    Better late than never...
    FCC waits a year to publish formal notice needed to make porting reforms effective. One finds the strangest things while meandering through the pages of the Federal Register. Recently, for example, we noticed that the FCC had published…
  • May 26

    Permanent Kibosh on "Temporary Facilities"?

    Permanent Kibosh on "Temporary Facilities"?
    Audio Division cracks down on permittees who construct non-compliant, less-than-permanent facilities. A broadcast construction permit comes with conventional expectations. The permittee is expected to build the facilities specified in the…
  • May 22

    2015 Regulatory Fees Proposed: Stability Reigns (At Least For Now)

    2015 Regulatory Fees Proposed: Stability Reigns (At Least For Now)
    Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend, the FCC has released its proposed regulatory fees for 2015. Now we all have something to mull over during all those boring parades, fireworks shows, baseball games and cook-outs. Lucky us! As usual,…
Rank this Week: 1691

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • May 27

    Q&A with Matt Cutler on the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act

    Q&A with Matt Cutler on the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act
    Today we talk IP insurance with Matt Cutler, a principal at Harness Dickey Patent Baristas: You are currently with Harness Dickey specializing in intellectual property litigation and Inter Partes Review and Post-Grant Review proceedings…
  • May 8

    How Quality Translations Speed IP Protection While Reducing Both Risk and Cost

    How Quality Translations Speed IP Protection While Reducing Both Risk and Cost
    Protecting your intellectual property, whether domestically or internationally, is traditionally a complex and costly process. On an international scale, that cost is largely due to translations, with the largest patent filers often budgeting…
  • May 4

    Google’s Patent Purchase Promotion. Is It Worth It?

    Google’s Patent Purchase Promotion. Is It Worth It?
    Google announced an experiment it says will “remove friction from the patent market and improve the landscape.” The experiment, called the Patent Purchase Promotion, will run from May 8 through May 22, 2015. In it, the…
Rank this Week: 515

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • May 27

    Virtual Currency Startup Slapped with $700,000 Fine by U.S. Treasury

    Virtual Currency Startup Slapped with $700,000 Fine by U.S. Treasury
    You’ve likely heard of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that has made headlines over the last couple of years for its increasing popularity and wild swings in value. However, you may not have taken notice of other, lesser-known virtual…
  • May 14

    Crowdfunding 101

    Crowdfunding 101
    What is crowdfunding? Is it legal? Learn the response to these questions and much more in this short video clip: Tags: Crowdfunding, Venture Capital/Funding
  • May 3

    Will You Read My Script?

    Will You Read My Script?
    Practicing entertainment law, I am repeatedly asked to read different film scripts or book manuscripts. Sometimes I agree, but I always preface my review with a specific conversation. Here is my initial answer to the question, "Will you read…
Rank this Week: 4182

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
  • May 27

    Trademark Owner’s Right to Earlier Registered Domain Name

    Trademark Owner’s Right to Earlier Registered Domain Name
    The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) provides that “[a] person shall be liable in a civil action by an owner of a mark . . . if . . . the mark . . . is distinctive at the time of the registration of the domain name. . .…
  • May 1

    Noteworthy Decisions May 2015

    Noteworthy Decisions May 2015
    Beautiful People Magazine, Inc. v. Domain Manager / PeopleNetwork ApS / Kofod Nicolai / People Network Aps / Nicolai Kofod / People Network, FA1502001606976 (Nat. Arb. Forum May 4, 2015) Respondent’s lack of state, federal or common law…
  • May 1

    Notable Decisions May 2015

    Notable Decisions May 2015
    Beautiful People Magazine, Inc. v. Domain Manager / PeopleNetwork ApS / Kofod Nicolai / People Network Aps / Nicolai Kofod / People Network, FA1502001606976 (Nat. Arb. Forum May 4, 2015) Respondent’s lack of state, federal or common law…
Rank this Week: 101

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • May 27

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock
    Your stocks are regulated, your mortgage is regulated, but your art isn’t.  Even though art is a growing investment class, the high-end art world faces little regulation or scrutiny although allegations of fraud and tax evasion…
  • May 14

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry
    In a widely publicized case, the Estate of Marvin Gaye recently won its lawsuit against Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I. for copyright infringement, alleging that their hit song “Blurred Lines” infringes upon Gaye’s…
  • Apr 29

    Peter Sutherland – Photography

    Peter Sutherland – Photography
    Peter Sutherland is a master of nearly all mediums.  He works with painting, sculpture, photography, and film and blends each genre into the other, creating soft overlaps that make the viewer squint and muse over what medium he is using.…
Rank this Week: 2035

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • May 27

    New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. BMI wins the latest royalty battle in the ongoing rate dispute with Pandora A New York rate court has decided that US…
  • May 13

    New issue of Music & Copyright with China country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with China country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. European Commission sets out its 16-point plan for the Digital Single Market The European Commission has published…
  • Apr 28

    Recorded music market share gains for WMG in 2014, Sony/ATV is the publishing leader

    Recorded music market share gains for WMG in 2014, Sony/ATV is the publishing leader
    The annual survey by Ovum publication Music & Copyright of the recorded music and music publishing sectors has revealed that recorded-music leader UMG lost market share in 2014, mainly as a result of the sale of the Parlophone Label Group…
Rank this Week: 3819

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • May 27

    Open letter to UK Parliament about surveillance

    Open letter to UK Parliament about surveillance
    An open letter to all members of the House of Commons, Dear Parliamentarian, Ensuring the Rule of Law and the democratic process is respected as UK surveillance law is revised Actions Taken Under the Previous Government During the past two…
  • May 19

    It’s time to get rid of the hyperlink in academic reference

    It’s time to get rid of the hyperlink in academic reference
    Citations. Bibliographies. Footnotes. References. Academic publications are filled with them. They serve a number of purposes: Lend support to a statement and give authority to a line of argument. When disagreeing with an author, it is a good…
  • May 14

    The right to be forgotten one year on, what next?

    The right to be forgotten one year on, what next?
    On 13 May 2014 the Court of Justice of the European Union made a ground-breaking decision in the case of Costeja Gonzalez v Google Spain (C-131/12), which heralded the creation of the Right to Be Forgotten. As you may remember, Mario Costeja…
Rank this Week: 1180

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: 819

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • May 26

    Dependent Claims Give Rise To Improper Broadening Reissue

    Dependent Claims Give Rise To Improper Broadening Reissue
    In ArcelorMittal France v. AK Steel Corp., the Federal Circuit found that the addition of a dependent claim to a reissue application improperly broadened the scope of the original independent claims beyond the two-year period for a…
  • May 20

    Patent Safe Harbor Applies To Supplemental New Drug Application

    Patent Safe Harbor Applies To Supplemental New Drug Application
    On May 13, 2015, the Federal Circuit confirmed in Classen Immunotherapies, Inc. v. Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. that the safe harbor provisions of 35 U.S.C. § 271(e)(1) can shield post-FDA approval activities from liability for patent…
  • May 18

    Federal Circuit Finds No Direct Infringement Of Akamai Patent

    Federal Circuit Finds No Direct Infringement Of Akamai Patent
    The Federal Circuit issued its remand decision in Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., this time affirming the district court decision that Limelight was not liable for infringing Akamai’s patents because Limelight had…
Rank this Week: 3489

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/
Rank this Week: 4344

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
  • May 26

    What is an Operating Agreement?

    What is an Operating Agreement?
    I have used the term “operating agreement” in quite a few of this blog’s posts. However none of those posts explains in detail what a limited liability company (LLC) operating agreement must contain. This post provides that…
  • Apr 7

    What is the Origin of the Copyright Symbol (©)?

    What is the Origin of the Copyright Symbol (©)?
    This post about the origin of the copyright symbol (©) is based on my answer to a Quora question. See Why are the symbols of “©” and “®” used to identify copyrights and registered trademarks?…
  • Apr 1

    How can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the U.S.?

    How can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the U.S.?
    This post answers a question I have been asked many times: How can a foreigner open a bank account in the U.S.? This question usually is asked by foreign entrepreneurs. They want to start a business in the U.S. And to do so effectively, a…
Rank this Week: 1057

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • May 26

    InfoLawGroup Thanks Clients, Attorneys and Staff for 2015 Chambers Recognition

    InfoLawGroup Thanks Clients, Attorneys and Staff for 2015 Chambers Recognition
    InfoLawGroup is again honored to be recognized by Chambers and Partners in Media & Entertainment and Privacy & Data Security. Of special note, two of our attorneys, Justine Gottshall and Jamie Rubin, were…
  • May 14

    InfoLawGroup is hiring!

    InfoLawGroup is hiring!
    The Information Law Group is looking for one fantastic lawyer to join our team.  If you are interested, please see the information below. Requirements InfoLawGroup is looking for a candidate with 4-8 years of experience as an…
  • Apr 28

    Retail-Tracking Service Provider Nomi Technologies Settles FTC Complaint Over False Statement in its Privacy Policy

    Retail-Tracking Service Provider Nomi Technologies Settles FTC Complaint Over False Statement in its Privacy Policy
    Last week, the Federal Trade Commission announced a complaint against and proposed settlement with Nomi Technologies, Inc.* (“Nomi”), based on allegations that Nomi included a false representation in its Privacy Policy. Nomi is an…
Rank this Week: 1775

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/
  • May 26

    Whisky Galore - Whyte and MacKay Ltd v Origin Wine UK Ltd

    Whisky Galore - Whyte and MacKay Ltd v Origin Wine UK Ltd
    Beinn Shiantaidh on the Isle of Jura Photo Smith 609 Source Wikipedia Jura is an island off the west coast of Scotland that is well known for its whisky. It is not to be confused with the Jura region of France which…
  • May 24

    Another cautionary tale, - Stretchline v H & M

    Another cautionary tale, - Stretchline v H & M
    Jane Lambert Yesterday I told the tale of the claimant who sought an interim injunction and ended uo with a court order to pay £27 million damages to the defendant (see "Be careful for what you wish for when seeking an…
  • May 23

    Be careful for what you wish for when seeking an interim injunction - it may cost you plenty!

    Be careful for what you wish for when seeking an interim injunction - it may cost you plenty!
    Jane Lambert Whenever a court grants an interim injunction, or a respondent offers an undertaking, to do or refrain from doing something that might infringe a right claimed by the applicant, the applicant has to offer the…
Rank this Week: 714

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • May 26

    Infringements of the heart

    Infringements of the heart
    Would you ever have thought that the question of whether a party is tortuously liable for inducing another to infringe a patent depends on what is in the inducing parties heart? If you did, today the Supreme Court decided in Commil v. Cisco…
  • May 13

    Bad for the Juice: The TTAB’s phantom tag

    Bad for the Juice: The TTAB’s phantom tag
    No, not that Juice.  He’s enough trouble already.  (And no, not the Juice that has this guy all in a froth either.)  I write, rather, about the too-clever-by-half would-be parodists recently sluiced through the…
  • May 6

    Dimming star?

    Dimming star?
    Originally posted 2008-01-31 11:43:10. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAnn Althouse: Starbucks used to seem like a luxury brand, and now it feels like a fallback when you can’t get to the real thing. Ouch. (Via Instapundit.) Ann sees…
Rank this Week: 45

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • May 26

    No Good Faith Invalidity Defense to Induced Infringement, Supreme Court Hold

    No Good Faith Invalidity Defense to Induced Infringement, Supreme Court Hold
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The Supreme Court issued another patent law opinion today; this time focusing on…
  • May 21

    Business Leaders Rank Cyber Risk #2 on List of Main Concern

    Business Leaders Rank Cyber Risk #2 on List of Main Concern
    Posted By Henry M. Sneath, Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Breach Prevention and Response Team at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  hsneath@psmn.com or 412-288-4013 Travelers Indemnity and Insurance…
  • May 11

    Updated Resources and Link Section

    Updated Resources and Link Section
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) We’ve updated our Resources and Links page with more links to helpful…
Rank this Week: 1277

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

Looks at patent law in a client-centered way and explains how the patent law should inform strategic decision making. By Hansen IP Law PLLC.

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Federal Circuit Clarifies “Divided Infringement” Rule

    Federal Circuit Clarifies “Divided Infringement” Rule
    Following a remand from the U.S. Supreme Court last June, on May 13, 2015 the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued another opinion in Akamai Technologies, Inc. et al. v. Limelight Networks, Inc.(Fed. Cir., Slip Opinion Case…
  • Apr 20

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Entire Market Value Rule

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Entire Market Value Rule
    Determining patent infringement damages is complicated and often borders on the metaphysical.  Under U.S. law, a patent holder is entitled to damages adequate to compensate for the infringement, but in no event less than a…
  • Feb 23

    Heading Off Obviousness Rejection

    Heading Off Obviousness Rejection
    Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Clients often assume that they are entitled to a patent because no single piece of prior art shows all of their invention.  In that case the invention may be novel. However, it does not mean…
Rank this Week: 3937

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 3064

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/
Rank this Week: 2575

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 544

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • May 25

    Richard Prince’s “New Portraits” – Art or Infringement?

    Richard Prince’s “New Portraits” – Art or Infringement?
    A few people sent me links to articles about Richard Prince’s art show called “New Portraits” at Gagosian gallery. He took screen shots of other people’s Instagram photos, added one comment, and is selling them for…
  • May 21

    Dislike or Defamation – Rules about Online Review

    Dislike or Defamation – Rules about Online Review
    When it comes to online review sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor, it may be difficult to do to determine when a reviewer is a legally sharing their dissatisfaction about you and when they are out-and-out defaming you. The former is legally…
  • May 14

    If Someone Sends you a Photo of Themselves, Do you Own It?

    If Someone Sends you a Photo of Themselves, Do you Own It?
    Frequently I hear questions like, “If someone emails or texts me a photo of themselves, does it become my property?” Many people in this situation want to know if they own the photo and what they are allowed to do with it. The…
Rank this Week: 3952

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/
  • May 25

    Will Congress Allow Consumers More Privacy?

    Will Congress Allow Consumers More Privacy?
    By Naazaneen Hodjat The courts are redefining the hot topic of privacy law in today’s digital age. The most recent ruling, American Civil Liberties Union v. Clapper, came in the wake of a series of disclosures by Edward Snowden, a…
  • May 20

    “Mobile Justice”? or Risky Vigilante Journalism?

    “Mobile Justice”? or Risky Vigilante Journalism?
     By Andrew H. Fuller The American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) Oregon chapter and four other state chapters offer a smartphone app called Mobile Justice, which allows users to easily record interactions with the police. In…
  • May 20

    Telecoms’ Latest Attempt to Kill Net Neutrality

    Telecoms’ Latest Attempt to Kill Net Neutrality
     By Brennen Johnson Last month, the Federal Communications Commission published its new net neutrality rules in the Federal Register. In response to the new rules, there has been an onslaught of legal challenges brought by telecom…
Rank this Week: 4096

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • May 25

    The Courts and Patent Litigation

    The Courts and Patent Litigation
    We often hear concerns with the ability or the willingness of the courts to handle sophisticated patent cases.  While we feel the concern is overstated, there are legitimate concerns.  Roy Strom examines a number of these concerns…
  • May 22

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay
    Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. BCG Partners, Inc., Nos. 10 C 715, 716, 718, 720, 721, 726, 882-885, 929 & 931, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 25, 2015) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendants’ motion to stay this patent…
  • May 20

    Bit Torrent Default Judgment Gets $750/Movie

    Bit Torrent Default Judgment Gets $750/Movie
    Malibu Media, LLC v. Funderburg, No. 13 C 2614, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 24, 2015) (Dow, J.). Judge Dow granted plaintiff Malibu Media’s motion for default judgment in this copyright case regarding pornographic movies.  Malibu…
Rank this Week: 231

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
  • May 24

    An Update on 21st Century Cures Legislation

    An Update on 21st Century Cures Legislation
    Guest Post By: Jennifer F. Walsh , Director of Public Affairs, Foley & Lardner, LLP Last week the Personalized Medicine Coalition held its 11th Annual State of Personalized Medicine luncheon in Washington, D.C. U.S. Representative…
  • Apr 25

    California’s Bet on Precision Medicine

    California’s Bet on Precision Medicine
    California sees opportunities in personalized medicine. Earlier this month, Governor Brown announced the creation of a two year initiative – California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine to “begin building infrastructure and…
  • Mar 29

    Perspectives on the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative

    Perspectives on the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative
    President Obama’s “precision medicine initiative” earmarked over $200 million from his proposed 2016 budget to “bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes – and to give all of us access to the…
Rank this Week: 1365

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • May 23

    On Extensions of Patent Term and Genetic Technologie

    On Extensions of Patent Term and Genetic Technologie
    Two recent decisions issued by the Australian Patent Office address the requirements for extending the term of a patent encompassing a pharmaceutical substance ‘when produced by a process that involves the use of recombinant DNA…
  • May 17

    Can the High Court Fix Australia’s Obviousness Problem?

    Can the High Court Fix Australia’s Obviousness Problem?
    Australia has an obvious problem with obviousness.  For over three decades, we have been out-of-step on inventive step.  The law of obviousness under the Patents Act 1952 was originally messed up by the High Court in the ‘3M…
  • May 10

    ‘Software Patents’ Back Under the Appeals Court Microscope

    ‘Software Patents’ Back Under the Appeals Court Microscope
    On Thursday, 7 May 2015, a full bench of the Federal Court of Australia, comprising Justices Bennett, Kenny and Nicholson, heard the appeal of the earlier single-judge decision in RPL Central Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2013] FCA…
Rank this Week: 4234

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • May 23

    No Way For Mean

    No Way For Mean
    The incompetence of the patent office was demonstrated with 5,663,757, which EON asserted against 17 defendants. '757 survived two reexaminations. Then the district court found the patent indefinite for eight different means claim elements…
  • May 23

    Personal

    Personal
    Fenner Investments sued Verizon Wireless for infringing 5,561,706, which claimed locating and tracking "personal identification numbers." Claim construction of "personal identification numbers" as being personal led to stipulation of…
  • Apr 27

    Elevator Music

    Elevator Music
    Info-Hold sued Muzak and Applied Media Technologies for infringing 5,991,374, which claims playing the music ubiquitously found in commercial establishments. Ohio district court judge Timothy S. Black demonstrated bias towards Muzak in his…
Rank this Week: 876

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2907

pharmaundmarke.com

pharmaundmarke.com

The blog pharmaundmarke.com is dedicated to pharmaceutical trade marks. It is operated by highly specified lawyers and covers all relevant decisions of both European and German courts. Whilst the blog is currently in German only, the monthly newsletter and the annual magazine will include English summaries and abstracts.

http://www.pharmaundmarke.com
  • May 23

    Gelenkgold (fig.) ≠ Tiger (fig.)

    Gelenkgold (fig.) ≠ Tiger (fig.)
    Es besteht keine Verwechslungsgefahr zwischen einer Wort-/Bildmarke mit der Darstellung eines Tigers und dem Begriff „GelenkGold“ einerseits und einer ausschließlich aus der Darstellung eines Tigers bestehenden Bildmarke…
  • May 19

    Eubos = Epo

    Eubos = Epo
    Zwischen Waren der Klasse 3 und Waren mit medizinischer Zweckbestimmung in Klasse 5 kann bei funktionaler Austauschbarkeit eine durchschnittliche Warenähnlichkeit bestehen. Das führt bei ebenfalls durchschnittlicher…
  • May 14

    Confusion with INNs under German jurisdiction

    Confusion with INNs under German jurisdiction
    Particularly in the pharmaceutical sector it is common to form trade marks from descriptive terms, especially from international non-proprietary names (INNs). One advantage of such trade marks is the easier linkage for users to the…
Rank this Week: 2701

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • May 22

    TWiL 304: Just Don't Touch Music, Man

    TWiL 304: Just Don't Touch Music, Man
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Sarah Pearson TiVo Roamio... with Aereo? How Google decides what will be forgotten, making your kids read privacy policies and more! Guests: Gus Hurwitz and Brandon Butler Photo credit: Scott Schiller Download…
  • May 15

    TWiL 303: Charmingly Earnest, Yet Insufferable

    TWiL 303: Charmingly Earnest, Yet Insufferable
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Sarah Pearson The current state and rise of open source, ACLU v. Clapper, Reddit and Twitter updates dealing with harassment and more! Guests: Clark Asay and Kat Walsh Photo credit: Kārlis Dambrāns …
  • May 8

    TWiL 302: The First Rule of Live Stream Club

    TWiL 302: The First Rule of Live Stream Club
    Hosts: Denise Howell Mayweather-Pacquiao piracy aftermath, DMCA and automotive network security, scandalous trademarks and more! Guests: Megan M. Carpenter, Kerry O'Shea Gorgone and Xiyin Tang Photo credit: PBS NewsHour Download or…
Rank this Week: 145

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • May 22

    Estate Planning – A Process, Not an Event

    Estate Planning – A Process, Not an Event
    Estate Planning – A Process, Not an Event You have signed all of your estate planning documents and, if your plan includes trusts, completed their funding. You sit back, relax, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with completing that…
  • May 11

    Caution: Writing Your Own Deed to Avoid Probate Can Lead to Unintended Consequence

    Caution: Writing Your Own Deed to Avoid Probate Can Lead to Unintended Consequence
    Caution: Writing Your Own Deed to Avoid Probate Can Lead to Unintended Consequences One common way to avoid probate of real estate after the owner dies is to hold the title to the property in joint names with rights of survivorship with…
  • May 4

    Take Control of Worry

    Take Control of Worry
    Take Control of Worry What worries you about your finance? Are you worried that you are making financial mistakes that will affect your future? Do you worry about losing your job, unexpected emergencies, running out of money, paying taxes or…
Rank this Week: 4852

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • May 22

    Abusive tactics backfires with potential attorney fees award

    Abusive tactics backfires with potential attorney fees award
    Bottom line: The standard for awarding attorney fees was lowered back in 2014 by the Supreme Court in Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. (2014).  (Click here for the Highmark case). Before 2014, obtaining an…
  • May 18

    Patent Drafting Tip: Alternative embodiments create prior art

    Patent Drafting Tip: Alternative embodiments create prior art
    Bottom line: An application for patent generally focuses on the preferred embodiments of the invention but it may be prudent to also include alternative non-preferred embodiments. One reason for including these alternative embodiments is to…
  • Apr 30

    Patent drafting tip: be noncommittal in the specification

    Patent drafting tip: be noncommittal in the specification
    Bottom line: Characterizing the invention as “may be” having a particular feature is generally effective in maintaining the breadth of a claim. By being noncommittal, the courts are less likely to import those particular features…
Rank this Week: 4766

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • May 22

    The EMV “Liability Shift” to occur October 1, 2015

    The EMV “Liability Shift” to occur October 1, 2015
    Counterfeit credit cards are a significant problem in the U.S. In fact, almost half of the credit card fraud in the world occurs in the U.S. A post on the Data Protection Report provided background on EMV technology and described the…
  • May 13

    Lawsuit accuses MillerCoors of falsely advertising Blue Moon as a “Craft” beer

    Lawsuit accuses MillerCoors of falsely advertising Blue Moon as a “Craft” beer
    A proposed class action lawsuit filed in San Diego County (California) Superior Court accuses MillerCoors LLC of engaging in deceptive and misleading advertising and violating California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act by describing…
  • May 7

    Alamo trademark settlement creates uncertainty for Texas businesse

    Alamo trademark settlement creates uncertainty for Texas businesse
    A recent consent order confirms that, as the owner of the Alamo, the state of Texas also owns the mission’s image and can restrict others from using its distinctive silhouette to sell commercial products. On April…
Rank this Week: 2740

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • May 22

    Nichts ist umsonst

    Nichts ist umsonst
    Der liebe Herr Kollege Vetter hat hier in einer Stellungnahme zu der Jurablogs-Diskussion Herrn Graf und mir vorgeworfen, Leistungen von Jurablogs umsonst beziehen zu wollen. Was nichts koste, sei aber auch nix. Ich halte das für zu…
  • May 19

    JuraBlogs – wir sagen leise servu

    JuraBlogs – wir sagen leise servu
    Der BLAWGer-Aggregator JuraBlogs möchte für seinen Service nun bezahlt werden. Und zwar von den bloggenden Juristen. Das ist insofern ironisch, als die dort gelisteten Blogs schon jetzt kostenlos (!) den Content für die Seite…
  • May 6

    Fundstück des Tages: Arrondissements-Rechtbank te Zwolle, Urteil vom 13.11.1962

    Fundstück des Tages: Arrondissements-Rechtbank te Zwolle, Urteil vom 13.11.1962
    Aus diesen Gründen können wir auch unmöglich unterschreiben, daß das Publikum bei dem Satz “die besten Uhrmacher der Welt” nur an Schweizer Uhrmacher denken soll./Es steht jedem frei, seine Waren oder seine…
Rank this Week: 609

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/
  • May 21

    Precedential Board Decision Refusing To Consider Evidence Of Marketplace Usage

    Precedential Board Decision Refusing To Consider Evidence Of Marketplace Usage
    Hughes Furniture Industries, Inc. (“Applicant”) was seeking to register a stylized mark H HUGHES FURNITURE -MOTION EAZE RECLINERS for furniture. The application was refused and the Applicant appealed to the Trademark Trial and…
  • May 8

    SMART ONES Brand (Heinz) challenges SMART BALANCE At The TTAB

    SMART ONES Brand (Heinz) challenges SMART BALANCE At The TTAB
    H.J. Heinz Company and Promark Brands (collectively “Opposers”) commenced opposition proceedings against GFA Brands (the “Applicant”) attempting to block registration of the mark SMART BALANCE based on their…
  • Apr 26

    Recent TTAB Decision Involving Wine And Likelihood of Confusion

    Recent TTAB Decision Involving Wine And Likelihood of Confusion
    Kinney Family Vinters LLC doing business as Occasio Winery (“Applicant”) filed a trademark application for the mark APOTHEOSIS for various types of wine. E. & J. Gallo Winery (“Opposer”) filed a Notice of…
Rank this Week: 2648

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
  • May 21

    Project home appeal

    Project home appeal
    The Full Court has partially allowed Tamawood's appeal, and denied Habitare's appeal from Collier J's findings about copyright infringement.
  • May 13

    How much is that copyright in the power generation system

    How much is that copyright in the power generation system
    The Full Federal Court has allowed the Commissioner of Taxation’s appeal from Pagone J’s ruling allowing SPI Powernet a deduction for the value of its copyright in the plans, drawings and manuals for its electricity power…
  • May 6

    ACIP Final Designs Report

    ACIP Final Designs Report
    ACIP’s final report into its review of the Designs System has been published. The report is 70 pages (including annexes) – 43 pages for the report itself; and 23 recommendations. Key recommendations include: investigate joining…
Rank this Week: 1184