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Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jul 2

    Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law for 2015, So Far …

    Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law for 2015, So Far …
    Can you believe the year is half way over? It seems like one day I was bundling up wondering if the winter would ever end, and today I’m getting ready to celebrate the Fourth of July.  The post this week is a look back over the hot…
  • Jun 26

    What are Photographers Rights in Celebrity Photos?

    What are Photographers Rights in Celebrity Photos?
    Taylor Swift once again made headlines this week related to music royalties.  Earlier this week, Taylor penned a letter to Apple explaining why offering their new music service free for 3 months hurts musicians.  She encouraged…
  • Jun 19

    All Good Things: Graduating with the National Association of Broadcaster

    All Good Things: Graduating with the National Association of Broadcaster
    All endings are bitter sweet, but this one was especially more sweet than bitter because my classmates selected me to give the remarks on behalf of our class during our graduation ceremony. What an honor! Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2743

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Jul 2

    An international perspective on statutory damage

    An international perspective on statutory damage
    It has been a long time since we discussed statutory damages in this space.  Statutory damages are, of course, the high monetary damages that rights holders can elect when they sue someone for infringement.  Instead of having…
  • Jun 11

    This is a solution?

    This is a solution?
    Ever since it appeared, I knew I should write about this new report concerning  orphan works that the Copyright Office issued earlier this month.  But, to be honest, I have been on vacation, and have not had a chance to read…
  • Jun 4

    Who pays, and what are we paying for?

    Who pays, and what are we paying for?
    [ guest post by Paolo Mangiafico ] I wasn’t at the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s annual meeting in Virginia last week, but was able to follow some of the presentations and discussions via the #SSP2015 hashtag on Twitter and…
Rank this Week: 4479

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/
Rank this Week: 730

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jul 2

    Bring Back Streaking!

    Bring Back Streaking!
    Did you see the clip of the streaker on American Ninja Warrior? He was pretty impressive until he was stopped by security! I was bummed to learn that this was a stunt and not a true streaker. This video made me wonder – whatever…
  • Jun 25

    Summer Social Media PSA for Teens & Tween

    Summer Social Media PSA for Teens & Tween
    Summer is officially here! It’s hottest than Hades in Phoenix and the kids are out of school until August. I suspect that a lot of teens and tweens have a lot more free time than during the school year and they might be spending much of…
  • Jun 18

    What Happened to Adult Wednesday Addams?

    What Happened to Adult Wednesday Addams?
    Earlier this year, I discovered Melissa Hunter’s “Adult Wednesday Addams” on YouTube. It’s a collection of short videos featuring Melissa playing a grown-up version of the iconic Addams Family character. In each video,…
Rank this Week: 2110

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    The Global Patent Prosecution Highway expands in the heat of summer

    The Global Patent Prosecution Highway expands in the heat of summer
    As summer, at least here in Denmark, finally heats up, so does the PPH thus giving both Danish and Swedish patent applicants new possibilities of speeding up and simplifying examination of their patent applications. In the following the AWA…
  • Jun 23

    The “LEGO-MAN” is still protected as a trademark

    The “LEGO-MAN” is still protected as a trademark
    Just last week the General Court of the European Union decided in a very interesting case that has been going on for years between LEGO and Best-Lock Construction. In 2000 Lego registered the below three-dimensional community trademarks for…
  • Jun 11

    Time for abolishment of basic registrations for international registrations of trademarks?

    Time for abolishment of basic registrations for international registrations of trademarks?
    By an application of international registration according to the Madrid system a trademark can be registered in a number of countries and regions in a more time and cost efficient way compared to filing of national applications only. In…
Rank this Week: 4778

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Access Copyright’s Post-Secondary Tariff – The Glacier is Starting to Melt at the Copyright Board

    Access Copyright’s Post-Secondary Tariff – The Glacier is Starting to Melt at the Copyright Board
    Here is a recent Notice from the Copyright Board concerning the Access Copyright (“AC”) proposal for post-secondary tariffs. This Notice has not yet been posted on the Board’s website, although it was issued at 11:40 AM…
  • Jun 26

    D'OH - Right Case, Wrong Judge

    D'OH - Right Case, Wrong Judge
    It has been discreetly pointed out to me that that I was wrong in a post earlier today about Justice Robert A. Blair, the new Chair of the Copyright Board,  having participated in the 1989 case called R. v. Miles of Music Ltd.,…
  • Jun 25

    Shameful Behaviour of Music Canada

    Shameful Behaviour of Music Canada
    Graham Henderson, Presidenthttp://musiccanada.com/contact/It is totally inappropriate – indeed blatantly disgraceful – for Music Canada to urge an “astrorturf” letter writing campaign to the new Chair of the Copyright…
Rank this Week: 1237

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Jul 1

    Client Alert: NY BitLicense Update: 45 Days to Apply

    Client Alert: NY BitLicense Update: 45 Days to Apply
    Deadline is August 8, 2015. After almost a year of discourse and revision, New York’s Department of Financial Services’ final “BitLicense”regulation has been published in the New York State Register and an application…
  • May 19

    b Spot Named Top Start-Up by TieCon

    b Spot Named Top Start-Up by TieCon
    Congratulations to b Spot, a licensed mobile games community that lets adults legally wager and win cash in the US, which has been named a TiE50 Start Up for 2015. After screening 2,716 companies worldwide, then narrowing down the group…
  • May 8

    Around the Virtual World: May 4 – 8, 2015

    Around the Virtual World: May 4 – 8, 2015
    A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods, and other social media.   Goldman a Lead Investor in Funding Round for Bitcoin Startup Circle Goldman Sachs part of $50 million round that values Circle Internet…
Rank this Week: 4147

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

Covers the Supreme Court's review of In re Bilski. By Fenwick & West.

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Jul 1

    #AliceStorm In June: A Deeper Dive into Court Trends, and New Data On Alice inside the USPTO

    #AliceStorm In June: A Deeper Dive into Court Trends, and New Data On Alice inside the USPTO
    By: Robert R. Sachs The most important thing that happened in June was not the invalidation of yet another pile of patents, but the rather more consequential decision of the Supreme Court to recognize the right of same-sex couples to marry.…
  • Jun 29

    Federal Circuit Creates New (non-Alice) Hurdle for Software Patent

    Federal Circuit Creates New (non-Alice) Hurdle for Software Patent
    by Stuart P. Meyer In the wake of last year’s Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014), dozens of courts have declared scores of patents to be invalid as not satisfying the requirements of…
  • Jun 19

    The One Year Anniversary: The Aftermath of #AliceStorm

    The One Year Anniversary: The Aftermath of #AliceStorm
    By: Robert R. Sachs One year ago today the Supreme Court decided Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank. On its face the opinion was relatively conservative, cautioning courts to "tread carefully" before invalidating patents, and emphasizing that…
Rank this Week: 3501

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/
  • Jul 1

    Uber Hires a Privacy Mechanic: A Lesson in Both Physical Fitness and Privacy by Design

    Uber Hires a Privacy Mechanic: A Lesson in Both Physical Fitness and Privacy by Design
    Uber may be a smooth ride for those looking to get downtown in a hurry, but its privacy policies are in desperate need of a mechanic. In March, I summarized many of the privacy issues facing the transportation company as it defends itself…
  • Jun 26

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *    The Chambers USA 2015 Guide is now online. *    In May, Charlie Faruki spoke on the subject of removal at the Federal Court Practice Seminar. *    Jeff Cox was host and moderator of the May…
  • Jun 24

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law
    The Supreme Court’s October 2014 term has been highlighted by decisions such as Bank of America v. Toledo-Cardona and Baker Botts v. ASARCO, which promise to transform the practice of bankruptcy litigation. The Court’s decision to…
Rank this Week: 4397

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

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

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

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Jul 1

    Uber Hires a Privacy Mechanic: A Lesson in Both Physical Fitness and Privacy by Design

    Uber Hires a Privacy Mechanic: A Lesson in Both Physical Fitness and Privacy by Design
    Uber may be a smooth ride for those looking to get downtown in a hurry, but its privacy policies are in desperate need of a mechanic. In March, I summarized many of the privacy issues facing the transportation company as it defends itself…
  • Jun 26

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *    The Chambers USA 2015 Guide is now online. *    In May, Charlie Faruki spoke on the subject of removal at the Federal Court Practice Seminar. *    Jeff Cox was host and moderator of the May…
  • Jun 24

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law
    The Supreme Court’s October 2014 term has been highlighted by decisions such as Bank of America v. Toledo-Cardona and Baker Botts v. ASARCO, which promise to transform the practice of bankruptcy litigation. The Court’s decision to…
Rank this Week: 2892

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jul 1

    De gustibus non est disputandum

    De gustibus non est disputandum
    The question, per last fall’s story, was this: Can you establish trademark rights in a flavor?  The court said, unsurprisingly, “no.” As usual, I let someone better inclined to do so do the heavy lifting first —…
  • Jun 28

    Best of 2012: Apostrophe now

    Best of 2012: Apostrophe now
    Originally posted 2012-12-28 10:00:05. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOriginally published October 11, 2012. Via Courthouse News, a report of a trademark lawsuit that I’d think was merely “apostrophal” if not for the fact…
  • Jun 28

    Major League Baseball – SDNY Balks?

    Major League Baseball – SDNY Balks?
    Originally posted 2005-11-28 11:48:08. Republished by Blog Post PromoterA potentially troubling (from the teams’ point of view) thought from the Southern District of New York in a case brought by Major League Baseball against a company…
Rank this Week: 30

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jul 1

    UPDATED: T5 Labs, LLC v. Gaikai, Inc.

    UPDATED: T5 Labs, LLC v. Gaikai, Inc.
    T5 Labs, LLC v. Gaikai, Inc.United States District Court, District of DelawareCase No. 1:12-cv-01281, Filed October 5, 2012This case was terminated on April 11, 2014. The parties settled the suit in a confidential settlement agreement dated…
  • Jul 1

    Motiva LLC v. Nintendo Co. Ltd. Case Dismissed

    Motiva LLC v. Nintendo Co. Ltd. Case Dismissed
    Motiva LLC v. Nintendo Co. Ltd.United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonCase No. 10-cv-349, Filed March 2, 2010This case was terminated on June 19, 2014.  The parties settled their claims in an out of court…
  • Jun 30

    U.S. Patent No. 7,584,154: Arbitration of online game results using an arbitration server and method

    U.S. Patent No. 7,584,154: Arbitration of online game results using an arbitration server and method
    U.S. Patent No. 7,584,154: Arbitration of online game results using an arbitration server and methodIssued Sep. 1, 2009, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘154 patent provides an arbitration service for online gaming. Prior to the game, players…
Rank this Week: 1087

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/
  • Jul 1

    The Name Game – Trademarks, Business Names, and Domain Registration

    The Name Game – Trademarks, Business Names, and Domain Registration
    Summertime is here.  Time for road trips and car games.  My kids like to play the name game in full “banana-fana” glory.  So, what’s in a name? We talk about names all day long, but there are very different…
  • Jul 1

    Flagging Interest in Tennessee’s New Logo?

    Flagging Interest in Tennessee’s New Logo?
    Have you heard? The state of Tennessee commissioned the creation of a new state logo. The public response has been enthusiastic, if not wholly positive. “It cost too much!”[1] “It’s too simplistic!” “It…
  • Jun 29

    #Merica: Etsy User Claims Target Ripped Off Shirt Design

    #Merica: Etsy User Claims Target Ripped Off Shirt Design
    It’s that time of year again: suns out, guns out. When the weather gets warm, we see far too many jorts and tank tops for my liking, especially around the 4th of July. I’ve also noticed an increase in the number of people sporting…
Rank this Week: 2445

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jul 1

    AUSTRALIA: THE END OF THE PIRATE BAY AND VPNS IN AUSTRALIA? NEW CENSORSHIP LAWS PASSED TO BLOCK PIRACY WEBSITES

    AUSTRALIA: THE END OF THE PIRATE BAY AND VPNS IN AUSTRALIA? NEW CENSORSHIP LAWS PASSED TO BLOCK PIRACY WEBSITES
    By Matthew Evans The Australian Government has introduced new laws to block websites at an internet service provider (ISP) level if they have the primary purposes of infringing or facilitating the infringement of copyright. On June 22…
  • Jun 30

    SPAIN: TV MARKET'S HEAT BEFORE THE SUMMER

    SPAIN: TV MARKET'S HEAT BEFORE THE SUMMER
    By Gonzalo Santos After some turmoil last year regarding the granting of television channel licenses (which resulted in the repeal of nine of them by a decision of the Spanish Supreme Court), the Spanish Government recently issued a new call…
  • Jun 29

    USA: NBA AND NIKE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

    USA: NBA AND NIKE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP
    By Thomas Zhong The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Nike announced an exclusive eight-year global merchandise and marketing partnership, making Nike the official oncourt apparel provider from the 2017-18 NBA season. The deal is…
Rank this Week: 2302

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: 1025

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 1484

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: 463

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jun 30

    Richard Mullen (AKA Mr. Mullen), Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS) Teacher Extraordinaire

    Richard Mullen (AKA Mr. Mullen), Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS) Teacher Extraordinaire
    Teaching at CEHS (including English, theatre, and speech & debate) 1976-Present. My most beloved teachers and mentors were those who challenged me. Junior year at Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS), 1982-1983, I was challenged by Richard…
  • Jun 17

    17 Seconds #13

    17 Seconds #13
    Useful and quick. Clocktower uses value-based billing, which means that we charge for knowing where to hammer, not for hammering (see also http://www.erikjheels.com/1098.html). As such, we’ve published our updated price list (which is…
  • Jun 17

    Retiring My Retro Resume

    Retiring My Retro Resume
    A new bio, CV, resume for the next 50 years.             About 15 years ago, I started noticing that the video games I played in high school were being categorized as “retro” games. Similarly, many of…
Rank this Week: 49

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jun 30

    Means plus function presumption lowered to pre-2004 bar

    Means plus function presumption lowered to pre-2004 bar
    Bottom line: Under Williamson v. Citrix Online (en banc Fed. Cir. 2015), the Federal Circuit, en banc, lowered the standard back to the pre-2004 standard for when a claim limitation is to be construed as a means plus function (MPF) limitation…
  • Jun 15

    Whittling down patent damages below EMV

    Whittling down patent damages below EMV
    Bottom line: Patent damages for patent infringement can be whittled down in circumstances where the patented invention is directed to only one component of a multi-component system, or the claimed invention contains both conventional and…
  • Jun 11

    Patent drafting tip: Include the how-to and desired result

    Patent drafting tip: Include the how-to and desired result
    Bottom line: As a patent drafting tip, the patent specification must include the “how-to” of a desired result or benefit in order to satisfy the enablement and written description requirements. In Vasudevan Software v.…
Rank this Week: 3675

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Five Social Media Law Issues To Discuss With Your Client

    Five Social Media Law Issues To Discuss With Your Client
    The explosive growth of social media has clients facing legal questions that didn’t even exist a few short years ago. Helping your clients navigate this muddled legal landscape will have them clicking “like” in no time.…
  • Jun 29

    The Right to Give One-Star Review

    The Right to Give One-Star Review
    Congress has taken a step toward protecting consumers’ rights to post negative reviews on websites like Ripoff Report or Yelp with the introduction, by Representative Darrell E. Issa of California, of the Consumer Review Freedom Act of…
  • Jun 23

    The Guide to Social Media and Securities Law

    The Guide to Social Media and Securities Law
    The growing use of social media has created challenges for federal securities regulators and, given the significance of social media as a preferred method of communication for a large percentage of market participants, the need to adapt…
Rank this Week: 1408

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    How Startup Patent Filing is Different

    How Startup Patent Filing is Different
    The prevailing view of patent experts who advise innovators–be they individuals or companies–it that patent filings should occur as early as possible. This advice, which is even more prevalent now that the US has moved to a…
  • Apr 22

    The Medical Device Patent Strategy Problem-Case Study

    The Medical Device Patent Strategy Problem-Case Study
    An IP Strategist like myself spends considerable time “Monday Morning Quarterbacking” patent strategy for medical devices and other inventions for the purposes of valuation, commercialization and otherwise. In this regard, I am…
  • Jan 15

    Patent Early? Maybe Not

    Patent Early? Maybe Not
    Patent lawyers almost always instruct inventors to file for patent protection at the earliest possible date, but maybe this is not the best advice for many startups. To the contrary, I think this conventional advice is flawed–at least…
Rank this Week: 4201

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Jun 30

    Update on our Regional Office

    Update on our Regional Office
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee It’s an exciting time for our four regional offices as we are reaching entrepreneurs across the country, hiring new patent…
  • Jun 26

    IP Attaché Program Outreach in San Diego and Los Angele

    IP Attaché Program Outreach in San Diego and Los Angele
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter USPTO IP attachés provide valuable assistance to U.S. stakeholders doing business overseas by advising them on intellectual property matters…
  • Jun 23

    Farewell from USPTO’s Commissioner for Patent

    Farewell from USPTO’s Commissioner for Patent
    Guest blog by Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino As many of you know, I will be retiring from the USPTO at the end of the month after 38 years of service. I started my career here as a patent examiner in 1977, a few months after I…
Rank this Week: 3619

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
  • Jun 30

    Bill to Protect Art Authenticators Passes in NY

    Bill to Protect Art Authenticators Passes in NY
    The New York State Senate has passed legislation which amends the New York Art and Cultural Affairs Law to limit the liability of art authenticators and appraisers. The bill needs to be voted on by the State Assembly before it passes into…
  • Jun 25

    “As if the cleverness of the theft excuses the theft itself.”

    “As if the cleverness of the theft excuses the theft itself.”
    Although probably dismissed by the all-appropriation-is-fair-use posse, here’s a very poignant (feminist) take on (white male) appropriation artists. As if the cleverness of the theft excuses the theft itself. These loopholes benefit…
  • Jun 24

    Graffiti Artists in Queens Sue Under VARA

    Graffiti Artists in Queens Sue Under VARA
    This month, nine graffiti artists filed suit in federal court under the Visual Artists Rights Act (“VARA”) against developer Jerry Wolkoff, the owner of the 5Pointz site in Long Island City, Queens, for damages caused by the…
Rank this Week: 237

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

Covers patent, copyright, and trademark law. By Matt Miller.

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • Jun 30

    Pinterest’s Privacy Policy

    Pinterest’s Privacy Policy
    If you’re a Pinterest user, you may have recently received an email like this one, by which Pinterest is updating its users about Pinterest’s privacy policy. Why is Pinterest doing this? Well, there could be a number of reasons…
  • Jan 21

    American Sniper Discussion

    American Sniper Discussion
    There’s been a lot of talk about Ventura v. Kyle, Captain Freedom’s Jesse Ventura’s lawsuit against Chris Kyle (AKA American Sniper). Certainly, it appears odd that a public figure like Jesse Ventura would sue a widow for…
  • Dec 31

    Public Domain Day 2015

    Public Domain Day 2015
    Happy New Year’s Public Domain Day 2014! The duration of copyright for a work can be very complicated. For many works, it’s the life of the author, plus 70 years. For other works, it’s 95 years from publication or…
Rank this Week: 2632

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/
  • Jun 30

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") decided the 5-4 landmark decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556 (June 26, 2015). What's so important about this case, which has resulted in nationwide parades, rainbow…
  • Jun 22

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity
    In a false advertising case brought under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a), a manufacturer of furniture coverings claimed that an advertisement placed in a trade magazine by a major furniture manufacturer was false and misleading.…
  • May 15

    One Racist Act May Be Enough to Support a Title VII Claim

    One Racist Act May Be Enough to Support a Title VII Claim
    Virginia employers take note: even one racial slur (or sexist comment) by one employee to another can subject you to legal liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-3(a). Title VII…
Rank this Week: 4712

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jun 30

    Artist Richard Prince and the “Derivative” Work

    Artist Richard Prince and the “Derivative” Work
    Ask Dr. Copyright … Dear Doc: Back in April 2013, you wrote about how Richard Prince drew a few electric guitars and naughty bits on photos taken by photographer Patrick Cariou, and then sold them to Beyoncé, Giselle, and other…
  • May 29

    New Patent Legislation Pending 2015

    New Patent Legislation Pending 2015
    “They’re baaack…”* *Heather Michele O’Rourke, ‘Poltergeist II,’ 1986 Congress, that is.  Several patent bills are pending, most of which will make it more risky and expensive to enforce a patent…
  • May 29

    11 Do’s and Don’ts When Posting Images Online

    11 Do’s and Don’ts When Posting Images Online
    There are many misconceptions about posting images on web sites and social media. They range from believing everything online is free-for-the-taking to assuming that if you give attribution of ownership to an image, you’re not…
Rank this Week: 805

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Citizen Legal Research and Analysi

    Citizen Legal Research and Analysi
    In addition to lawyers and professionals, regular citizens can benefit from having access to Docket Alarm’s legal research platform to uncover litigation history and stay informed of the latest lawsuits and cases. Here are four ways the…
  • Jun 19

    Saint Laurent Does Not Find Your Parody Funny

    Saint Laurent Does Not Find Your Parody Funny
    Creating a parody of a well-recognized brand is a popular way to captivate the public, à la the “Dumb Starbucks” phenomenon that took the internet by storm last year and had LA residents lining up around the block for a cup…
  • Jun 4

    Know Your PTAB Judges: Meet PTAB Judge Trevor Jefferson

    Know Your PTAB Judges: Meet PTAB Judge Trevor Jefferson
    In the News: Docket Alarm is excited to announce that we have been selected as a finalist in Legaltech News’ Innovation Awards for Best Research Product! The award is in recognition of outstanding achievement by legal professionals in…
Rank this Week: 2631

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jun 30

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement
    On September 17, 2012, I along with my colleague Don Prutzman presented a program at the firm entitled How to Protect Your Intellectual Property from New Forms of Online Infringements and Brand Attacks. I outlined why online infringement is a…
  • Apr 15

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial
    I will moderate a panel entitled “Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media” at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of…
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
Rank this Week: 147

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jun 30

    McDonald's Opposes Supermac's Trademark in Europe

    McDonald's Opposes Supermac's Trademark in Europe
    IPNews® - McDonald’s is seeking to prevent fast-food chain Supermac’s from expanding outside of Ireland. Supermac’s is a popular Irish fast-food chain that is seeking Trademark protection throughout Europe in relation to…
  • Jun 23

    Sequenom Prenatal Test Patent Ruled Invalid

    Sequenom Prenatal Test Patent Ruled Invalid
    IPNews® - A judge recently ruled that the patent for a prenatal test should not have been issued to San Diego based bio-tech company Sequenom. Sequenom received the patent for the pre-natal test called MaterniT21.  However, a judge…
  • Jun 16

    Ford Allows Competitors Access to Patent

    Ford Allows Competitors Access to Patent
    IPNews® - Ford Motors is releasing its electrified vehicle patents to competitors in hopes that sharing technology will speed and strengthen future technological developments for electric cars. The move follows a similar recent move by…
Rank this Week: 1401

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court Rejects Google’s Appeal in Java API Dispute

    Supreme Court Rejects Google’s Appeal in Java API Dispute
    On Monday, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Google’s appeal of the Federal Circuit’s 2014 ruling that that the declaring code and the structure, sequence, and organization of 37 Java API packages are entitled to copyright…
  • Jun 23

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern
    This week, a major self-regulatory initiative intended to address privacy concerns associated with facial recognition technology hit a significant stumbling block.  Nine consumer advocacy groups withdrew from the National…
  • Jun 9

    Meeting of the Minds at the Inbox: Some Pitfalls of Contracting via Email

    Meeting of the Minds at the Inbox: Some Pitfalls of Contracting via Email
    We have had a number of clients run into issues relating to whether or not an email exchange constituted a binding contract.  This issue comes up regularly when informality creeps into negotiations conducted electronically, bringing up…
Rank this Week: 398

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
  • Jun 30

    One Year Anniversary of Alice

    One Year Anniversary of Alice
    Marc Brockhaus and Jordan Sigale On this one year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp., much of the Section 101 jurisprudence still remains a little jumbled,…
  • Jun 26

    Friday Fun 6/26/2015

    Friday Fun 6/26/2015
    Ann Robl In honor of National Take Your Dog to Work Day, we’re sharing this Canine Cleanroom Suit patent.So if you work in a testing lab for highly contagious material, you and…
  • Jun 26

    USPTO Launches New Quality Chat Program

    USPTO Launches New Quality Chat Program
    Ann Robl On June 9, 2015, the USPTO held its first “Quality Chat” webcast. The Quality Chat series will be broadcast on the second Tuesday of the month for the remainder of…
Rank this Week: 227

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/
  • Jun 30

    Data & Brands – An Introduction To Creative Data From The Cannes Lions Festival

    Data & Brands – An Introduction To Creative Data From The Cannes Lions Festival
    Last week was the Cannes Lions week, where some of the world’s most known brands descended on the south of France for the world’s biggest annual awards show and festival for professionals in the creative communications industry.…
  • Jun 30

    SMEs And IP – FSB Reports They Struggle To Protect Their Intellectual Property

    SMEs And IP – FSB Reports They Struggle To Protect Their Intellectual Property
    A recent research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that the price to be paid by UK’s small firms and start up businesses to protect their intellectual property would very often cost them their ability to…
  • Jun 23

    Protect Your Trade Secrets – Protect Your Busine

    Protect Your Trade Secrets – Protect Your Busine
    Now that the European Parliament is in the process of introducing the new EU Trade Secrets Directive, we decided to put the spotlight on this topic and discuss in practical terms what trade secrets are, explain why employees are the biggest…
Rank this Week: 540

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/
  • Jun 30

    Protecting your trademark on social media

    Protecting your trademark on social media
    A few basic tips for protecting trademarks on social media platforms: Register your trademark(s) with the USPTO. Sign up for usernames on all the major social media platforms that correspond with your main trademarks, even if you have no…
  • Jun 29

    Creative trademark usage: Travelers Championship golf tournament and the red umbrella logo

    Creative trademark usage: Travelers Championship golf tournament and the red umbrella logo
    Travelers insurance features a red umbrella logo. The logo is nice – simple and unique. And suggestive of providing protection and cover. Travelers has used it for over 50 years. I flipped past the Travelers Championship golf…
  • Jun 18

    Multiple “Caitlyn Jenner” trademarks filed by E! television and other

    Multiple “Caitlyn Jenner” trademarks filed by E! television and other
    As noted here frequently, pop culture can often drive trademark filings. Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, has certainly been in the news a lot recently, including a much-discussed Vanity Fair cover. And in recent weeks, multiple…
Rank this Week: 545

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
  • Jun 29

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Another Diagnostic Patent

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Another Diagnostic Patent
    In Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., Slip Op. 2014-1139, 2014-114 (Fed. Cir. June 12, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that Sequenom’s U.S. Patent No. 6,258,540 (the ‘540 Patent) was…
  • Jun 21

    Will Personalized Medicine Survive Alternative Payment Models?

    Will Personalized Medicine Survive Alternative Payment Models?
    There is no doubt that health care costs in the United States are rising. According to a recent study published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, personal health care expenditures in the United States totaled $2.5 trillion,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2268

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jun 29

    Examination Delay Earns Patent Term Adjustment Only In One Application

    Examination Delay Earns Patent Term Adjustment Only In One Application
    In Mohsenzadeh v. Lee, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision that the USPTO’s delay in issuing a Restriction Requirement in a parent application does not earn Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) for the ensuing…
  • Jun 25

    Federal Circuit Strikes Final Blow To Celebrex Patent

    Federal Circuit Strikes Final Blow To Celebrex Patent
    In 2008, the Federal Circuit determined that claims 1-4 and 11-17 of U.S. Patent No. 5,760,068 were invalid for obviousness-type double patenting (OTDP) over a related parent patent, in part because the ‘068 patent was filed…
  • Jun 22

    Federal Circuit Reverses Unreasonable PTAB Claim Construction, Upholds Idle Free Standard For Motions To Amend

    Federal Circuit Reverses Unreasonable PTAB Claim Construction, Upholds Idle Free Standard For Motions To Amend
    The Federal Circuit decision in Microsoft Corp. v. Proxyconn, Inc., addressed several important issues relating to post-grant patent trials conducted by the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including the PTAB’s claim…
Rank this Week: 2162

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Geolocation Privacy in the Workplace: A Student's Perspective

    Geolocation Privacy in the Workplace: A Student's Perspective
    Please find below an excellent blog post by Conor Barry, a student intern at the United States Geospatial Intelligence Founcation (USGIF), giving his perspective on a lawsuit that was recently filed concerning geolocation privacy in the…
  • Feb 18

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV
    There has been a great deal written recently about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) release of proposed regulation concerning the commercial use of Unmanned Aviation Vehicles (UAVs) – or drones. (An informative…
  • Jan 14

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares the Spatial Law and Policy Update for its members. The Update contains approximately 20-25 links to recent developments that will impact the…
Rank this Week: 1292

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jun 29

    Sometimes Saying Nothing is Saying Something

    Sometimes Saying Nothing is Saying Something
    The Supreme Court has denied a cert petition in the Oracle vs Google fight over Java. This is a victory for Oracle, as it won in the CAFC and that decision now stands. It is probably also a loss for everyone else and may well be a…
  • Jun 24

    Europeans Make Really Stupid Copyright Decisions, Too

    Europeans Make Really Stupid Copyright Decisions, Too
    The EFF has a nice piece up about "European Copyright Madness". At issue is a UK High Court decision that effectively says people aren't allowed to rip (mix, burn!) their own CDs. Uh, yeah. Guys, we fought this fight last century and the…
  • Jun 23

    Dogs Now Fight in Slightly Cleaner Pit (Thanks, Amazon)

    Dogs Now Fight in Slightly Cleaner Pit (Thanks, Amazon)
    Amazon is going to change the allocation formula for its KDP Select program. I've talked about KDP Select before and I'm not impressed with it. Its fundamental problem is that it's a giant pile of authors competing for a fixed amount of…
Rank this Week: 2944

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
Rank this Week: 362

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Michael I. Santucci Included in 2015 List of Florida “Super Lawyers”

    Michael I. Santucci Included in 2015 List of Florida “Super Lawyers”
    Michael I. Santucci has been selected to the 2015 Florida Super Lawyers list for Intellectual Property. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating…
  • Jun 25

    Post-expiration royalties barred for Spider-Man related patent

    Post-expiration royalties barred for Spider-Man related patent
    In Kimble, et. al. v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC[1], the Supreme Court upheld previous precedent[2] which created a bright line rule preventing patent owners from obtaining royalties from sales made after the patent term has expired. The…
  • Jun 18

    Can you copyright a food recipe?

    Can you copyright a food recipe?
    Recently the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio addressed the question of whether a copyright can protect food recipes. Tomaydo-Tomahhdo, LLC, et. al. v. Vozary, et. al[1], involved a dispute between former…
Rank this Week: 906

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jun 29

    1. Juli 2015: «Button»-Lösung im Schweizer E-Commerce

    1. Juli 2015: «Button»-Lösung im Schweizer E-Commerce
    Am 1. Juli 2015 hält auch im Schweizer E-Commerce eine so genannte «Button»-Lösung Einzug – knapp drei Jahre nach Deutschland. Websites, die sich an Konsumentinnen und Konsumenten in der Schweiz richten,…
  • Jun 23

    Rasenauto: Grün und auf vier Rädern im Markenregister

    Rasenauto: Grün und auf vier Rädern im Markenregister
    Easigrass ist ein britischer Anbieter von Kunstrasen. Und wie das deutsche MarkenBlog im europäischen Markenregister entdeckt hat, wirbt Easigrass passend mit Fahrzeugen, die keine Bemalung tragen, sondern mit künstlichem Gras…
  • Jun 22

    Wem gehören Erfindungen von Arbeitnehmern?

    Wem gehören Erfindungen von Arbeitnehmern?
    lexwiki.ch ist eine junge schweizerische Online-Plattform, die das Ziel verfolgt, rechtliche Themen in verständlicher Sprache einer breiten Öffentlichkeit zu vermitteln. Ein solches rechtliches Thema sind so genannte…
Rank this Week: 2480

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Fraud Detection in Patient Records Patent -- Is it Patent-Eligible?

    Fraud Detection in Patient Records Patent -- Is it Patent-Eligible?
    "In other words, Claim 1 comprises..." Perhaps the most dangerous words in a court opinion directed to the patent eligibility of a challenged patent. I say dangerous because essentially any patent claim can be presented "in other words" in…
  • May 11

    Are the Kardashians' European Activities Beyond The Reach of a U.S. Court?

    Are the Kardashians' European Activities Beyond The Reach of a U.S. Court?
    Nope.Lee Tillett owns U.S. Trademark No. 4079066 for KROMA in connection with cosmetics.  Tillett exclusively licensed the mark to Kroma Makeup EU, LLC ("Kroma EU") granting Kroma EU the right to import, distribute, and sell products…
  • Apr 6

    Staying Litigation Because of Request for Inter Partes Review?

    Staying Litigation Because of Request for Inter Partes Review?
    Not yet.  The request is premature until the Patent Office determines whether or not to institute the Inter Partes Review ("IPR").TAS Energy, Inc. sued Stellar Energy Americas, Inc. for patent infringement concerning U.S. RE 44,815.…
Rank this Week: 3573

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    “The Voice” Mutes Voice

    “The Voice” Mutes Voice
    NBC’s The Voice is in its eighth season, with few signs of letting up. So what are the pros and cons of being a contestant on the show? I talked to a couple of former participants – Emily Earle from Season 3 and Clara Hong from…
  • Jun 15

    How To Reduce Your Licensing Fees to PRO

    How To Reduce Your Licensing Fees to PRO
    We’ve previously discussed the necessity of club owners and restaurateur to pay the Performing Rights Organizations (“PROs”) for use of live and recorded music. So, if you’re not licensing the music, what can you do…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2389

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jun 26

    TWiL 309: Swift Juices Apple

    TWiL 309: Swift Juices Apple
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson  Games and copyright, sports fans and streaming live video, patenting steak, and more! Photo credit: Peter Lindberg Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of…
  • Jun 19

    TWiL 308: 3D People in Designer Gene

    TWiL 308: 3D People in Designer Gene
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson  Patenting genes, the death of the patent troll?  3D printed organs, Hulk Hogan fighting for the privacy of celebrity sex tapes, and more! Photo credit: Caitlin Regan Download…
  • Jun 12

    TWiL 307: Monkey See, Monkey Sued

    TWiL 307: Monkey See, Monkey Sued
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Richard Prince: Instagram 'ripoff artist' gets ripped off, 80+ song mega mashups, Google, Yahoo and competitive keyword advertising, predicting fair use and more! Guests: Marty Schwimmer and Matthew…
Rank this Week: 731

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/
  • Jun 26

    Another Richard Bell Copyright Suit

    Another Richard Bell Copyright Suit
    Richard Bell is suing another website for allegedly using an unauthorized copy of his photograph of downtown Indianapolis. In a previous ruling against Mr. Bell (more here), the court was less than pleased with shortcomings in his…
  • Jun 20

    Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Bell v. Find Ticket

    Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Bell v. Find Ticket
    Richard Bell is once again alleging copyright infringement for unauthorized use of a photograph of the downtown Indianapolis skyline. This complaint is nearly identical to complaints he has previously filed. In some of those cases,…
  • Jun 16

    Indiana Copyright Litigation Update: Baals LLC v. Pro Service Cleaning FW LLC

    Indiana Copyright Litigation Update: Baals LLC v. Pro Service Cleaning FW LLC
    Baals LLC organizes the Baals Music Festival, a Fort Wayne event occurring annually since 2012. Baals (named for former mayor, Harry Baals) alleges that the defendants, Electric Promotions and Desiar, started organizing similar events in Fort…
Rank this Week: 4519

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jun 26

    It's All About the Chorus in Usher and Bieber Copyright Infringement Case

    It's All About the Chorus in Usher and Bieber Copyright Infringement Case
    Musician Devin Copeland and his songwriting partner, Mareio Overton, wrote a song entitled “Somebody to Love” in 2008 and registered the copyright for the song later that year.  Usher Raymond IV and his manager, Jonetta…
  • Jun 19

    Do Not Call Keeps Ringing

    Do Not Call Keeps Ringing
    The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) prohibits the initiation of "any telephone call to any residential telephone line using an artificial or prerecorded voice to deliver a message without the prior consent of the called party." 47…
  • Jun 12

    Stomping Out the Copyright Registration Challenge Varmint

    Stomping Out the Copyright Registration Challenge Varmint
    Last week I gave a copyright registration presentation at the King County Bar Association Intellectual Property Section meeting:  Copyright Registration – Simple Forms Conceal Complex Legal Issues. Copyright registration forms are…
Rank this Week: 4875