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Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Oct 21

    Überwachung durch NSA & Co.: Risiko «UPC Cablecom»?

    Überwachung durch NSA & Co.: Risiko «UPC Cablecom»?
    Am 29. Januar 2014 beschloss der Bundesrat aufgrund der Enthüllungen von Whistleblower Edward Snowden Massnahmen zum Schutz seiner Informations- und Kommunikations­technik (IKT). So sollen kritische IKT-Infrastrukturen aus…
  • Oct 16

    TEDxZurich 2014 live per Internet-Streaming

    TEDxZurich 2014 live per Internet-Streaming
    Heute Freitag, 17. Oktober 2014 findet wie angekündigt zum fünften Mal die TEDxZurich-Konferenz in Zürich statt. Hochkarätige Künstler, Visionäre und Wissenschaftler werden ihre «ideas worth…
  • Oct 15

    Kein Strafverfahren gegen NSA & Co. in der Schweiz

    Kein Strafverfahren gegen NSA & Co. in der Schweiz
    Anfang Juli 2013 hatte die Digitale Gesellschaft Strafanzeige im Zusammen­hang mit den Enthüllungen von Whistleblower Edward Snowden zur globalen Überwachung beim zuständigen Bundesanwalt Michael Lauber eingereicht. Bis…
Rank this Week: 2497

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Oct 21

    California Law Protects Public Performance Rights of Pre-1972 Sound Recording

    California Law Protects Public Performance Rights of Pre-1972 Sound Recording
    The issue of whether to enact performance rights for sound recordings has been debated by parties, courts, national legislatures, and intergovernmental bodies in various State, Federal, foreign, and international forums for more than 40…
  • Oct 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/17/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/17/14
    A Slippery Slope: the Facilitation of Fair Use as Fair Use — “Even with the limited nature of the decision, it continues a worrisome trend – permitting a for-profit entity to commit direct copyright infringement because of…
  • Oct 3

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/03/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/03/14
    Profit, Not Ideology, Motivates Cyberlockers that Facilitate Copyright Infringement — “A vigorous debate has developed in recent years over numerous aspects of copyright protection. There can be little doubt, however, that…
Rank this Week: 307

Jackson White Intellectual…

Jackson White Intellectual Property Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-ip-attorney/blog/
  • Oct 21

    Celebs Seek Copyright Justice for Leaked Nude Photo

    Celebs Seek Copyright Justice for Leaked Nude Photo
    It’s no surprise that celebrities have their private business made public more than the rest of the population. For some, this private business includes nude photos. Stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were two of many…
  • Oct 16

    ALS Association Wants Trademark Rights to ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

    ALS Association Wants Trademark Rights to ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’
    Lately, individuals have not been able to open their social media accounts without witnessing another ALS ice bucket challenge. It seems everyone is participating. In fact, with the help of the challenge, the ALS Association has been able to…
  • Oct 14

    Jay Z, Kanye West Sued for Copyright Infringement

    Jay Z, Kanye West Sued for Copyright Infringement
    Jay Z and Kanye West, along with Frank Ocean, collaborated for the song “Made in America” on the Watch the Throne album. After resent accusations, it seems the throne might be in trouble! Jay Z and Kanye Sued The twoThe post Jay…
Rank this Week: 3179

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Oct 21

    Stanley Lubman: Why Even Minor Legal Reforms Are I…

    Stanley Lubman: Why Even Minor Legal Reforms Are I…
    Stanley Lubman: Why Even Minor Legal Reforms Are Important in China | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1r5lSFb © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Oct 21

    Years Later, CCTV May Finally Be Moving Into HQ |…

    Years Later, CCTV May Finally Be Moving Into HQ |…
    Years Later, CCTV May Finally Be Moving Into HQ | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1tGOXgQ – bldg that size, took 6 yrs to move furniture © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post…
  • Oct 20

    China again blames US for disrupted cybersecurity…

    China again blames US for disrupted cybersecurity…
    China again blames US for disrupted cybersecurity talks bit.ly/1x2WdR1 – not sure here who is pot & who is kettle © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 586

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

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

    Federal Circuit Judges Disagree On Use Of Post Filing Date Evidence Of Nonobviousne

    Federal Circuit Judges Disagree On Use Of Post Filing Date Evidence Of Nonobviousne
    On October 20, 2014, the Federal Circuit issued an order denying the petition for rehearing or rehearing en banc filed in Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA, Inc. While the order itself may not be surprising, with two…
  • Oct 14

    Finally Facing First Inventor To File Issue

    Finally Facing First Inventor To File Issue
    It has been over three years since the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act was signed into law by President Obama, and just over eighteen months since the effective date of the first-inventor-to-file changes to 35 USC § 102. While those…
  • Oct 8

    Federal Circuit Jurisdiction Over Patent Contract Dispute

    Federal Circuit Jurisdiction Over Patent Contract Dispute
    In a precedential order issued in Jang v. Boston Scientific Corp., the Federal Circuit held that it has jurisdiction over the parties’ patent-related contract dispute under Gunn v. Minton even though the patents at issue have been…
Rank this Week: 4113

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 2745

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandip.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Moving to WordPre

    Moving to WordPre
    I am very pleased to announce that The Privacy and IP Law Blog is in the process of moving to WordPress, and to a dedicated domain – PrivacyandIPLawBlog.com!  The blog will operate on both the Blogspot.com location and on the new…
  • Oct 20

    LinkedIn Sued for Providing “Trusted References” to Paying Subscriber

    LinkedIn Sued for Providing “Trusted References” to Paying Subscriber
    On October 9, 2014, a class action complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that LinkedIn violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., (“FRCA”) by…
  • Sep 2

    Is Your Company Subject to Laws Regulating Safe Destruction of Documents?

    Is Your Company Subject to Laws Regulating Safe Destruction of Documents?
    Many companies have document retention policies – in other words, policies determining how long they will keep certain kinds of documentation.  These policies also frequently cover when documents may be destroyed in the normal…
Rank this Week: 1896

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Oct 20

    Twick or tweet?

    Twick or tweet?
    No, it’s not quite October 31st — that scary, creepy night when you’re so afraid of what’s out there that, if you’re LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION®, you close all the blinds …  lock the door……
  • Oct 7

    LateralLink.com: A new lateral-movement option for associate attorney

    LateralLink.com: A new lateral-movement option for associate attorney
    Originally posted 2007-07-27 11:25:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This is an advertisement, essentially. But when have you seen one of those here before, besides stuff that pops up from time to time on the right-side bar? That should…
  • Oct 7

    Sarah Palin trademark thing

    Sarah Palin trademark thing
    Originally posted 2011-02-09 12:06:19. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI try not to blog about the trademark stories that are all over the place.  There are a couple of reasons for this.  One is that I am a snob.  I always…
Rank this Week: 212

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/
  • Oct 20

    Washington State Starts a Battle With Patent Troll

    Washington State Starts a Battle With Patent Troll
    By Robin Hammond Can a state use consumer protection laws to punish patent trolls? The Washington State Senate Law and Justice Committee is considering penalizing patent trolling. The committee recently discussed a proposed ‘patent…
  • Oct 17

    BYOD: Bring Your Own Devices or Bring Your Own Disasters?

    BYOD: Bring Your Own Devices or Bring Your Own Disasters?
    By Denise Kim What happens when personal phones are no longer for personal use? Gone are the days where we were issued separate business phones. We have entered into a new era where personal devices are used for work and work devices are used…
  • Oct 16

    Liking and Sharing Your Health Information: Privacy Concerns Raised Amidst Rumors of “Facebook Healthcare”

    Liking and Sharing Your Health Information: Privacy Concerns Raised Amidst Rumors of “Facebook Healthcare”
    By Alex Boguniewicz Every day millions of people share their interests, photos, and locations on Facebook. So why not share how you are feeling—medically that is. At least that seems to be the idea behind Facebook’s rumored plans…
Rank this Week: 3710

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/
  • Oct 20

    Update: Deadline Extended for "TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form" Comment

    Update: Deadline Extended for "TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form" Comment
    In late September we reported on the FCC’s request for comments about its proposed “TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form”. That’s the form that the Commission plans to use when, after the incentive…
  • Oct 20

    FCC Further Tweaks Signal Booster Rule

    FCC Further Tweaks Signal Booster Rule
    Some rules relaxed while measures added to prevent interference to wireless networks  Back in early 2013, the FCC took steps to help consumers deal with the dreaded cell phone phenomenon of dead spots by allowing the use of private…
  • Oct 16

    On Censoring Political Ad

    On Censoring Political Ad
    With SuperPAC money flowing and political ads running on Internet streams, caution in dealing with political spots is in order. There may be just a few weeks remaining in this election season, but broadcasters should be paying attention…
Rank this Week: 2034

Written Description

Written Description

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

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Bechtold & Tucker on Trademarks & Google AdWord

    Bechtold & Tucker on Trademarks & Google AdWord
    How does using a third party's trademark as a keyword to trigger Google ads affect consumer behavior? In Trademarks, Triggers, and Online Search (forthcoming in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies), Stefan Bechtold (ETH Zurich) and…
  • Oct 15

    Teva v. Sandoz Argument Recap

    Teva v. Sandoz Argument Recap
    This morning I attended the Supreme Court argument in Teva v. Sandoz, the case on the standard of review for patent claim construction, which I previewed on this blog. Based on the questions today (transcript here), I think that Chief Justice…
  • Oct 14

    Kenney & Mowery: Public Universities and Regional Growth

    Kenney & Mowery: Public Universities and Regional Growth
     I've received my new copy of Public Universities and Regional Growth: Insights from the University of California, edited by Martin Kenney and David Mowery. It is an excellent book, demonstrating the complex interactions between…
Rank this Week: 1421

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/
  • Oct 20

    Pitfalls in Policing Your Patent Right

    Pitfalls in Policing Your Patent Right
    Patent holders are not obligated to police infringement or pursue infringers in order to keep their patents in force.  However, failing to address known acts of infringement can, in some cases, provide infringers with a defense called…
  • Sep 16

    Procedural Mechanisms for Invalidating Patent Claims Due to Indefinitene

    Procedural Mechanisms for Invalidating Patent Claims Due to Indefinitene
    One of the defenses available to an accused infringer is that the asserted patent claims are invalid for indefiniteness.  The Patent Statute requires that the claims of a patent “particularly point[] out and distinctly claim[] the…
  • Aug 20

    Invalidating Patent Claims For Failing to Include Required Aspects of an Invention

    Invalidating Patent Claims For Failing to Include Required Aspects of an Invention
    In last month’s blog, we discussed the Federal Circuit’s decision in X2Y Attenuators, LLC. V. International Trade Commission, a case which demonstrated how limiting descriptions of an invention in a patent specification can be…
Rank this Week: 3955

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 20

    Art & Law in Chicago

    Art & Law in Chicago
    Our friends at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago sent me an announcement for their 6th Annual Symposium that is taking place in a couple weeks. The theme this time is "Art Meets Law: The Intersection of Art and Intellectual Property"…
  • Oct 18

    Compare and Contrast Approaches to the DMCA

    Compare and Contrast Approaches to the DMCA
    Mike Masnick at Techdirt published two stories this past week that give an interesting comparison in approaches to handling DMCA takedown notices. First, Google came out with its "how we fighr piracy" report. As Masnick notes, there's not…
  • Oct 17

    CBS to HBO: Wait for Us!

    CBS to HBO: Wait for Us!
    Well, this is a surprise: broadcast network CBS has announced it too will offer a subscription service. This is good news and bad news. First, it's good that CBS is figuring out the same logic that finally hit HBO: significant (if not all)…
Rank this Week: 850

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

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

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Oct 20

    POODLE and the fundamental market failure of browser security

    POODLE and the fundamental market failure of browser security
    Last week saw the public disclosure of the POODLE vulnerability, a practical attack allowing a network attacker to steal plaintext from HTTPS connections. In particular, this attack can be used to steal authentication cookies.…
  • Oct 9

    On the value of encrypting your phone

    On the value of encrypting your phone
    This is a true story. Yesterday my phone crashed, and it wouldn’t reboot. Actually it would do nothing but reboot, over and over, with a seemingly different error message every time. I tried all of the tricks available to a technically…
  • Oct 8

    Guessing passwords with Apple’s full-device encryption

    Guessing passwords with Apple’s full-device encryption
    With the recently-introduced iOS 8, Apple has switched to a encrypting a much larger amount of user data by default. Matt Green has provided an excellent initial look at a technical levelandbig-picture leveland Apple has recently released a…
Rank this Week: 119

Duncan Bucknell

Duncan Bucknell

Cover intellectual property strategies for products and services.

http://duncanbucknell.com/
  • Oct 20

    Please don’t nominate me for the IAM Strategy 300

    Please don’t nominate me for the IAM Strategy 300
    It’s been a great honour to be a member of the IAM Strategy 300.  I was there in the first group (the IAM250) in 2009, and have been there every year since.  (Thank you so much for the previous nominations and votes of…
  • Sep 18

    Back

    Back
    To all of those people kind enough to pause and read my blog posts from time to time, thank you very much for your patience. I’m now back from 14 months traveling around Australia with my family and am busily catching up on things for…
  • Jun 5

    Analysi

    Analysi
    Strategy without analysis is like turning up to play a sporting match when you don’t know what sport you’re playing, what equipment to bring, the rules, who your opponent is or indeed where to show up for the game. It’s not…
Rank this Week: 2543

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
  • Oct 19

    Myriad’s Continuing Patent Debate

    Myriad’s Continuing Patent Debate
    On October 6, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit entertained oral argument in the interlocutory appeal of the district court’s denial of Myriad’s motion for preliminary injunction against Ambry Genetics. In re…
  • Oct 5

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Regulation of LDT

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Regulation of LDT
    On September 30th, 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published the draft guidance entitled ”Framework for Regulatory Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs)” (“Guidance”). The publication of the…
  • Sep 30

    Privacy Issues in the Sharing of Genetic Information

    Privacy Issues in the Sharing of Genetic Information
    Low cost sequencing of a patient’s genome and advances in the interpretation of a patient’s genetic information is promised to transform the delivery of health care. To date, much of personalized medicine has focused on the use of…
Rank this Week: 3982

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
  • Oct 19

    Computer Hacking and “property”

    Computer Hacking and “property”
    Downloading data from a computer system is not obtaining property
  • Oct 7

    Parallel import

    Parallel import
    Articles on parallel imports published in (2014) 22(1) CCLJ 1, 21 and 39.
  • Sep 25

    Zima is a registrable trade mark

    Zima is a registrable trade mark
    Gordon J has overturned the Registrar's refusal to register ZIMA as a trade mark for tomatoes and directed its registration
Rank this Week: 4191

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
Rank this Week: 3215

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Oct 19

    GSU appeal ruling — the more I read, the better it seem

    GSU appeal ruling — the more I read, the better it seem
    Those of us who heard the oral arguments in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals last November, in which the publishers appeal of the District Court ruling favoring fair use in their copyright infringement lawsuit against Georgia State was…
  • Oct 17

    A reversal for Georgia State

    A reversal for Georgia State
    The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has issued its ruling in the publisher appeal of a district court decision that found most instances of electronic reserve copying at Georgia State to be fair use.  The appellate court ruling is 129…
  • Oct 9

    Jury instructions go missing

    Jury instructions go missing
    Jury instructions are one of those things that few people, not even most lawyers, think about very often.  But if you are involved in a trial, they can be vitally important.  The ways in which juries are instructed on particular…
Rank this Week: 737

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Oct 19

    Winning the lottery type game is your destiny - Sweepstakes Patent Company

    Winning the lottery type game is your destiny - Sweepstakes Patent Company
    Sweepstakes Patent Company, LLC v. Burns et al. and Mosely et al.Southern District of FloridaCase Nos. 0-14-cv-62351 and 0-14-cv-62354 In two new cases, plaintiff Sweepstakes Patent Company (SPC) accuses internet cafe service providers…
  • Oct 17

    Lions, and Tigers, and.... Joustin' Beavers?

    Lions, and Tigers, and.... Joustin' Beavers?
    RC3, Inc. v BieberFlorida Middle District Court, No. 3:2012cv00193Florida based game developer RC3 created a game, Joustin’ Beaver, in which a beaver that jousts must navigate the whirlpool of success, sign otter-graphs, and avoid the…
  • Oct 1

    U.S. Patent No. 7,670,220: Racing games and other games having garage, showroom, and test drive feature

    U.S. Patent No. 7,670,220: Racing games and other games having garage, showroom, and test drive feature
    U.S. Patent No. 7,670,220: Racing games and other games having garage, showroom, and test drive featuresIssued March 2, 2010, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘220 patent describes a racing game where players enter a showroom filled with cars…
Rank this Week: 955

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/
  • Oct 18

    PTAB Holds Software Claims Indefinite

    PTAB Holds Software Claims Indefinite
    With all the attention paid recently to patent-eligibility questions under 35 U.S.C. § 101, patent drafters should take note of a recent decision by the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) holding claims indefinite under…
  • Oct 14

    Patent Claims For Retrieval of Data from Medical Database Held Not Patent-Eligible

    Patent Claims For Retrieval of Data from Medical Database Held Not Patent-Eligible
    Patent claims directed to a medical database did not meet patent-eligibility requirements of 35 U.S.C. § 101. Therefore, the court in Cogent Med., Inc. v. Elsevier Inc., Nos. C-13-4479-RMW; C-13-4483-RMW; C-13-4486-RMW (N.D. Cal. Sept.…
  • Oct 12

    Court Finds Patent Claims Directed to Abstract Idea But Denies Motion to Dismi

    Court Finds Patent Claims Directed to Abstract Idea But Denies Motion to Dismi
    Patent claims directed “to the abstract idea of verifying a transaction” included “a limitation requiring pseudorandom tag generating software that could not be done with pen and paper,” which limitation could…
Rank this Week: 1387

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
  • Oct 18

    Court Rules on University E-Reserves Copyright Case

    Court Rules on University E-Reserves Copyright Case
    Art teachers and professors, pay attention! Academic publishers on Friday notched a win in the ongoing legal debate about digital access to copyrighted works, as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a broad ruling on how to determine…
  • Oct 16

    Louis Menand on Copyright and Why We Can Survive Without “Motown”

    Louis Menand on Copyright and Why We Can Survive Without “Motown”
    The copyright argument is not really a philosophical battle, but rather a battle between interest groups. This, Louis Menand argues, is really what drives us to blog about and argue over piracy, appropriation, court opinions, and anything and…
  • Oct 16

    Iggy Pop on Piracy and Why the Working Class Steal

    Iggy Pop on Piracy and Why the Working Class Steal
    Rock and punk icon Iggy Pop gave a lecture the other night, and this is what he had to say about illegal downloading, “We are exchanging the corporate rip-off for the public one. Aided by power nerds. Kind of computer Putins. They just…
Rank this Week: 458

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/
  • Oct 18

    Gwen Stefani’s Trademark Victory

    Gwen Stefani’s Trademark Victory
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (hereinafter the “Board”) rendered an interesting decision involving Section 2(a) of the Trademark Act and a famous pop singer’s clothing line. Gwen Stefani, one of the judges on the…
  • Oct 4

    Will A Consent Agreement Overcome A Likelihood of Confusion Refusal?

    Will A Consent Agreement Overcome A Likelihood of Confusion Refusal?
    Consent Agreements will be considered in a likelihood of confusion analysis. These are agreements between the registrant of a trademark and another party, where the registrant agrees to the registration of a similar or identical trademark.…
  • Sep 19

    Courts and TTAB Trending Towards Finding Alcoholic And Non-Alcoholic Beverages Related

    Courts and TTAB Trending Towards Finding Alcoholic And Non-Alcoholic Beverages Related
    A recent court case in the Eastern District of California, E. & J. Gallo Winery v. Grenade Beverage LLC, No. 1:13-cv-00770 (E.D. Cal. Aug. 15, 2014), seems to underscore a trend of court decisions and TTAB findings where alcoholic and…
Rank this Week: 2788

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 3274

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Oct 17

    Munich Re Continues to Back Desert Based Solar

    Munich Re Continues to Back Desert Based Solar
    Says this article at PV-Tech. They cite Munich Re renewable energy spokesman Stefan Straub like this: “The concept phase is closed and something new needs to be developed. The three main companies that remain in Dii will continue this…
  • Oct 16

    Desertec Setback

    Desertec Setback
    Most of the participating companies in the “Desertec industrial initiative (Dii)” have decided not to extend their membership over the end of this year. After this decision, Dii is left only with the World’s largest…
  • Oct 7

    10,000 Generation

    10,000 Generation
    The Wikipedia article “Human” says that it’s been 200,000 years since anatomically modern humans developed in Africa. Taking an average of 20 years for one generation, that leaves us with about 10,000 human generations…
Rank this Week: 792

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Oct 17

    TWiL 279: Blame Kevin

    TWiL 279: Blame Kevin
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Legal answers to cyber-gambling, Silk Road defendant Ross Ulbricht's catch-22, privacy implications with archiving the web and more. Guests: Michael Nelson, Ron Rychlak and Kevin Thompson Photo credit: John Seb…
  • Oct 10

    TWiL 278: Schroedinger's Crypto

    TWiL 278: Schroedinger's Crypto
    Hosts: Denise Howell. This week Denise Howell talks to a panel of experts on Cryptocurrency and how Bitcoin technology help can possibly help save journalism, the arts, and Ebola? Guests: Warren Allen, Peter Van Valkenburgh and Aaron J.…
  • Oct 3

    TWiL 277: Over the Tent and Into the Wallet

    TWiL 277: Over the Tent and Into the Wallet
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Hollywood and drone regulation, the FCC tries to ban "Redskins", can social network Ello overtake Facebook? And more! Guests: Jonathan Askin, Reg Levy and Mary Hodder Photo credit: Mark Dumont Download or…
Rank this Week: 1725

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/
  • Oct 17

    Lawsky Comments on Update to NY Bitlicense Regulation

    Lawsky Comments on Update to NY Bitlicense Regulation
    In comments on October 14, 2014, Ben Lawsky commented on changes to the proposed bitlicense regulations. The main points he made were these:Regarding who will be required to obtain a bitlicense, he said the focus will be financial…
  • Aug 7

    FDA Draft Guidance Would Ease Regulatory Burdens for Certain mHealth Application

    FDA Draft Guidance Would Ease Regulatory Burdens for Certain mHealth Application
    On August 1, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance that would exempt from premarket 510(k) review many low-risk medical devices--including certain mobile applications that can convert a cell phone into a medical…
  • Jul 21

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin
    On Friday, Michael Dell, CEO of Austin-based Dell Inc., announced on twitter that Dell.com is now accepting Bitcoin as a direct payment option for consumers and small businesses in the U.S.  Other major companies, such as Overstock…
Rank this Week: 959

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

Features news and commentary on intellectual property law. By McKee, Voorhees & Sease.

http://www.filewrapper.com/
Rank this Week: 1383

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

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

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1894

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Zombies Have IP Too

    Zombies Have IP Too
    Zombies have become part of our lives.  We are fascinated with vampires, but we are obsessed with zombies. Our obsession is best evidenced by the tremendous success of AMC’s television series “The Walking Dead,” about…
  • Oct 10

    Clearing Marks In the Beverage Space Has Become Increasingly Complex

    Clearing Marks In the Beverage Space Has Become Increasingly Complex
    In this author’s opinion, I believe that most consumers see wine, beer and mineral water as unrelated products and would not believe that beer, wine or mineral water that share similar trademark elements (e.g., similar words or similar…
  • Oct 3

    New Jersey Woman Refuses to “Let It Go.”

    New Jersey Woman Refuses to “Let It Go.”
    You don’t have to be a Disney enthusiast like myself to be familiar with its latest blockbuster franchise, Frozen.  To date, the film has grossed over 1.2 billion dollars in worldwide box office revenue, making it the…
Rank this Week: 438

German IT Law

German IT Law

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

http://germanitlaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    The Title of an App Can Be Protected as a Work Title under German Trademark Law – If it Is Not Merely Descriptive

    The Title of an App Can Be Protected as a Work Title under German Trademark Law – If it Is Not Merely Descriptive
    The Higher Regional Court of Cologne (OLG Köln) held in its decision (court ref. 6 U 205/13) dated September 5, 2014 that the title of a mobile app can enjoy protection against similar titles for similar services. However, the claimant…
  • Oct 14

    Copyright Law: The Author’s Right to be Named

    Copyright Law: The Author’s Right to be Named
    According to the district court of Kassel’s decision of June 6th, 2014 (file number: 410 C 3000/13) authors of copyrighted works can exercise their right to decide if and how they want to be named as author of their works ……
  • Oct 10

    (More) certainty ahead: liability of commercial operators of open WLAN network

    (More) certainty ahead: liability of commercial operators of open WLAN network
    Commercial WLAN operators will soon be certain about when and in how far they are liable for violations of third party rights by their users. The District Court in Munich (7 O 14719/12) has stayed the proceedings in a pending ……
Rank this Week: 3826

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Oct 17

    How to Find & Hire an Intellectual Property Attorney

    How to Find & Hire an Intellectual Property Attorney
    Each year the National Association of Broadcasters selects a small group of people to take part in their year-long Broadcast Leadership Training program. Participants travel to Washington D.C. one weekend a month for a year to learn the ins…
  • Oct 10

    Copyright Ideas Keep on Turning

    Copyright Ideas Keep on Turning
    The House of Saucier loves Saturday Night Live! We wait in anticipation about who is going to be the hosts, musical guests and the announcement of the new cast members each season. Even when the sketches are bad and miss the mark, they…
  • Oct 3

    Grooveshark Lost The Groove

    Grooveshark Lost The Groove
    Earlier this week, music service Grooveshark lost the groove.  And, by lost the groove – I mean found itself in the sixth circle of hell I like to call Copyright Infringement Land.  A federal judge in New York ruled…
Rank this Week: 2735

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
  • Oct 17

    New Lawsuit Alleges Minor League Salaries Fail to Meet Minimum Wage

    New Lawsuit Alleges Minor League Salaries Fail to Meet Minimum Wage
    In the latest chapter of what has been a landmark year in sports law, several current and former minor league baseball players have filed a class action and collective action lawsuit against Major League Baseball (“MLB”) and all…
  • Oct 14

    FI&C Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

    FI&C Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
    Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. is pleased to announce that Charles Faruki, Jeff Ireland and Ron Raether were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  See Press Release.
  • Oct 9

    Did Bill Simmons Defame Roger Goodell? Let’s Hope That Roger Goodell Thinks So.

    Did Bill Simmons Defame Roger Goodell? Let’s Hope That Roger Goodell Thinks So.
    Recently, long-time ESPN columnist and TV personality Bill Simmons, speaking of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, said that “[Goodell] is lying. I think that dude is lying. If you put him up on a lie detector test, that guy would…
Rank this Week: 2905

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/
  • Oct 17

    New Lawsuit Alleges Minor League Salaries Fail to Meet Minimum Wage

    New Lawsuit Alleges Minor League Salaries Fail to Meet Minimum Wage
    In the latest chapter of what has been a landmark year in sports law, several current and former minor league baseball players have filed a class action and collective action lawsuit against Major League Baseball (“MLB”) and all…
  • Oct 14

    FI&C Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

    FI&C Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
    Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. is pleased to announce that Charles Faruki, Jeff Ireland and Ron Raether were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  See Press Release.
  • Oct 9

    Did Bill Simmons Defame Roger Goodell? Let’s Hope That Roger Goodell Thinks So.

    Did Bill Simmons Defame Roger Goodell? Let’s Hope That Roger Goodell Thinks So.
    Recently, long-time ESPN columnist and TV personality Bill Simmons, speaking of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, said that “[Goodell] is lying. I think that dude is lying. If you put him up on a lie detector test, that guy would…
Rank this Week: 1223

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Oct 17

    Bumpin' Bus Stop Sampling Swerves Around Copyright Infringement

    Bumpin' Bus Stop Sampling Swerves Around Copyright Infringement
    David Pryor wrote the musical composition “Bumpin’ Bus Stop” in 1974.  His band, The Play Boys, recorded the song at Gold Future Recording Studio.  Pryor distributed copies of “Bumpin’ Bus Stop”…
  • Oct 10

    No Record But Still the Same Old Tune

    No Record But Still the Same Old Tune
    The district court eloquently described the case’s status and defendants’ post-trial motion following a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiffs.  My favorite sentence in this passage is “Ultimately, the goal is to make…
  • Sep 26

    Sports Tape Competitor Can't Make Invalid Copyright Claim Stick

    Sports Tape Competitor Can't Make Invalid Copyright Claim Stick
    Lumos designed, developed and distributes KT Tape, its brand of kinesiology tape.  Lumos created and published a general instructional video describing the use of its tape in 2009.  Lumos published its collection of short…
Rank this Week: 2165

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/
  • Oct 17

    Flos putting us all through the Mill

    Flos putting us all through the Mill
    In 1962 Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni designed a floor lamp with a marble base and a curved lead to a bowl shaped reflector.  Those lamps, known as the Arco lamp and you can see a picture of one of those lamps in Achille…
  • Oct 16

    Use of a Trade Mark: Specsavers v ASDA

    Use of a Trade Mark: Specsavers v ASDA
    In Community Trade Marks: Specsavers v ASDA 7 Feb 2012 NIPC Law I analysed the litigation that had taken place between two well known retailers in which the Court of Appeal considered how far an aggressive marketing campaign can go without…
  • Sep 18

    IP concerns everyone - not just elite lawyers and big busine

    IP concerns everyone - not just elite lawyers and big busine
     On 18 Sept 2008 I wrote in IP Yorkshire: "Team GB may have done very well at the Beijing Olympics but our inventors and entrepreneurs are nothing like as successful in the European patent application stakes. As can be seen from the…
Rank this Week: 1691

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Nobel, Nobel …

    Nobel, Nobel …
    ‘Tis the season when the Nobel Prizes get announced, when science and scientists get their share of media attention. This blog joins in the chorus. Your inventions don’t need to be Nobel-class to get patent protection, but the…
  • Oct 9

    Sweden and China make new Patent Prosecution Highway agreement

    Sweden and China make new Patent Prosecution Highway agreement
    Effective 1 July 2014 the PRV (Sweden) and the SIPO (China) started a new PPH-agreement thus offering especially our Swedish clients a new way of speeding up examination of patent applications in China by requesting that the SIPO use the…
  • Oct 3

    You have a right to remain silent

    You have a right to remain silent
    (Or: What do midwives and patent attorneys authorized in Sweden have in common?) As a citizen in a society, you have an obligation to give evidence if you are called as a witness. There are several sanctions that can be imposed upon those who…
Rank this Week: 4285

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Oct 16

    Changing the rules for who is allowed to invest in startup

    Changing the rules for who is allowed to invest in startup
    By now, you've probably heard that the SEC is considering making changes to the accredited investor definition. The definition is important to entrepreneurs, angel investors, and the startups they work on together, because it defines the…
  • Jun 25

    Where I've been

    Where I've been
    Friends, I want to thank you for all the support you've given this blog over the past three or four years. It's been a good run. Two or three years ago, I started blogging every day, and that was the...
  • Jun 18

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A
    Here is Exhibit A for the proposition that the world is not, in fact, totally and completely fucked up: sculpture being readied, as we speak, at Jefferson Park in Seattle. What's more, this public art is to be "skateable." I...
Rank this Week: 931

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place
    As I have suggested before in some detail on April 11, 2014, the Copyright Board is caught between a rock and hard place on the Access Copyright (“AC”) Post-Secondary file and the gap is narrowing.  The withdrawal of the two…
  • Oct 15

    Copyright, Campaigns and Lots of Other “C” Word

    Copyright, Campaigns and Lots of Other “C” Word
    (Wherein Rick Mercer Goes Remarkably Rogue re Reliability and his Research Resourcefulness: Warning - this Rant is Hazardous to the State of Canadian Journalism and Rick's Otherwise Respected Role Therein) Countless…
  • Oct 10

    Copyright And Political Ads: Insight Into a Certain "Consortium"

    Copyright And Political Ads: Insight Into a Certain "Consortium"
    The news networks themselves are emerging as a major element in the unfolding story of copyright, campaigns and political ads. It seems that this is getting to be less about copyright and more about a certain "consortium". Regarding the…
Rank this Week: 760

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

Covers trademark issues affecting the fashion, high-tech, multimedia and consumer products industries. By Sullivan & Worcester.

http://www.trendingtrademarks.com/
Rank this Week: 1931

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Oct 16

    When “Patent Trolls” ARE Innovator

    When “Patent Trolls” ARE Innovator
    The term “patent troll” conjures up all kinds of images and ideas, but what is a patent troll?  Unfortunately, there is really no universally accepted definition of what a patent troll is, although if you are getting…
  • Oct 13

    Australia Court: Isolated DNA Patent Eligible

    Australia Court: Isolated DNA Patent Eligible
    The Federal Court of Australia issued a ruling recently that is directly opposite to the ruling rendered by the United States Supreme Court relative to gene patents. In Yvonne D’Arcy v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., the Federal Court of…
  • Oct 7

    A Strategy for American Innovation

    A Strategy for American Innovation
    The Partnership for American Innovation (PAI), which is comprised of Apple, DuPont, Ford, GE, IBM, Microsoft and Pfizer, recently submitted comments responsive to a request for public information published in the Federal…
Rank this Week: 1079

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Oct 16

    Company Files Action Against Obama's MyRA Alleging Trademark Infringement

    Company Files Action Against Obama's MyRA Alleging Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® - A company that markets individual retirement accounts is suing the U.S. Treasury Department alleging trademark infringement.  In January, President Obama announced a special government program to help individuals save up…
  • Oct 10

    Apple Seeks Patent for New Kind of Digital Remote Control

    Apple Seeks Patent for New Kind of Digital Remote Control
    IPNews® - Apple has filed a patent application for a new kind of remote control with a graphic user interface, which may change the way we use remotes. The updated remote control feature is also anticipated to generate more interest for…
  • Oct 2

    Judge Rules Grooveshark Employees Committed Copyright Infringement

    Judge Rules Grooveshark Employees Committed Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - A federal judge in New York has ruled that Grooveshark, a free online music service, is liable for copyright infringement because it uploaded numerous songs without proper permission. Grooveshark had argued that its actions were…
Rank this Week: 482

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Covers trademarks, brands, and relevant issues such as valuation, protection, registration, and emerging promotional platforms.

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    Building Brands and Making Marks Part I: The Brand Selection Proce

    Building Brands and Making Marks Part I: The Brand Selection Proce
    Whenever a client contacts me at the office or after a seminar and they are in the early critical stages of the brand selection process, it is as clear as any other time in the brand development process that the nuances and misconceptions …
  • Sep 19

    the Ⓑ®@ND News ®eport (Vol. III)

    the Ⓑ®@ND News ®eport (Vol. III)
  • Sep 9

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME
    Caterpillar Inc. may not be as recognizable as the most famous Hollywood Celebrities, but who says fame can't have its benefits for heavy machinery companies as well. News out of Alexandria, Virginia this past week with the TTAB issuing an…
Rank this Week: 1363

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: 3075

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Oct 16

    Uncorrected USPTO mistakes in a patent cuts off past damage

    Uncorrected USPTO mistakes in a patent cuts off past damage
    Immediately after issuance of a patent, it is useful to check that the claims are accurately printed on the patent.  The USPTO uses character recognition software which sometimes results in inconsistencies in the claims.  The…
  • Oct 1

    Attacking patent claims as indefinite made easier

    Attacking patent claims as indefinite made easier
    In Interval Licensing, LLC v. AOL, Inc. (Fed. Cir. Sept. 10, 2014), the Federal Circuit invalidated a patent claim as being indefinite under a new standard set forth by the Supreme Court of the United States in Biosig v. Nautilus (S. Ct.…
  • Sep 22

    Software patents questionable due to algorithm requirement

    Software patents questionable due to algorithm requirement
    For software patents including a computer-implemented means-plus-function limitation, the patent application or patent must disclose an algorithm or structure for performing the claimed function. This is to satisfy the definiteness…
Rank this Week: 1630