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Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Aug 19

    High Profile Data Breaches Spur Legislative Action on Cyber Security

    High Profile Data Breaches Spur Legislative Action on Cyber Security
    What’s Making News? After a spate of high-profile data security breaches, many legislators, businesses, and consumers are asking what can be done to prevent such security lapses and who should be held responsible. The increased…
  • Aug 13

    Including Canada? Make Sure Your E-Mail Policies Cover Canada’s Newest Spam Law

    Including Canada? Make Sure Your E-Mail Policies Cover Canada’s Newest Spam Law
    What’s New? One of the world’s most consumer protective spam laws recently went into effect in Canada on July 1, 2014, and many companies operating outside of Canada are learning that the law also impacts them because of how…
  • Aug 11

    Hands Off! Pending Fight Over Abandoned Gift Cards Heats Up

    Hands Off! Pending Fight Over Abandoned Gift Cards Heats Up
    What Made News? A group of merchants and restaurants, including Netflix Inc., California Pizza Kitchen Inc., and Ralph Lauren Corp., are fighting back in federal court against a Delaware lawsuit alleging that they have been withholding…
Rank this Week: 2161

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    Unsolicited Advice for Law Students: Expand Your Network Beyond Lawyer

    Unsolicited Advice for Law Students: Expand Your Network Beyond Lawyer
    When I was in law school, the career service office did a good job of regularly having events that brought different types of lawyers to the school to meet students. I’m actually going to a new student/alumni event at my law school this…
  • Aug 14

    Unsolicited Advice for Law Grads in Professional No Man’s Land

    Unsolicited Advice for Law Grads in Professional No Man’s Land
    I feel for new law school graduates who are in professional limbo. You’ve taken the bar exam but you won’t have results for weeks. You’re starting to look for jobs, but you know a lot of firms aren’t interested in you…
  • Aug 12

    How To Trademark Your Own Name

    How To Trademark Your Own Name
    Recently a friend posted on my Facebook page, “I’m considering trademarking my name. Can I do that?” Yes you can, but it’s a little complicated. Let’s start with some trademark basics. There are five ways to…
Rank this Week: 2139

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Aug 19

    Beziehungsende: Müssen (intime) Bilder gelöscht werden?

    Beziehungsende: Müssen (intime) Bilder gelöscht werden?
    «20 Minuten» fragte mich, ob Bilder von (ehemaligen) Beziehungspartnern bei Beziehungsende gelöscht werden müssen. Anlass zur Frage waren Nackt-Selfies eines Aargauer Politikers. Am 20. Mai 2014 hatte in Deutschland das…
  • Aug 8

    Juristische Weblinks #103

    Juristische Weblinks #103
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten: Medienrecht: Hohe Hürden für Medienopfer nach Persönlichkeitsverletzungen durch Medien. Plagiate: «Deutsche kopieren fast so dreist wie…
  • Aug 5

    Anwälte, Richter und ihre gefährlichen USB-Stick

    Anwälte, Richter und ihre gefährlichen USB-Stick
    USB-Geräte, beispielsweise die weit verbreiteten USB-Sticks zum Austausch von Daten, können gefährlich sein: «Wer die Firmware eines USB-Sticks kontrolliert, kann den zu einem perfekten Trojaner umfunktionieren.…
Rank this Week: 2524

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    T2403/11 : un paramètre mal défini

    T2403/11 : un paramètre mal défini
    La composition pour enrobage d'aliments revendiquée avait une viscosité de 80-110 Pa.s à une température de 20°C. Pour déterminer si l'invention est suffisamment décrite, la Chambre utilise le…
  • Aug 13

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Le dispositif revendiqué sert à aider une personne à monter un escalier en le poussant. Brevet US535825
  • Aug 10

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Le Cabinet Beau de Loménie recrute pour son bureau de Lyon un(e) jeune ingénieur chimiste, diplômé(e) du CEIPI, ayant de 2 à 4 années d’expérience dans un poste similaire. La personne…
Rank this Week: 2451

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    Social Media Law & Policy Report Article on Enforcing Online Promotion Terms Now Available

    Social Media Law & Policy Report Article on Enforcing Online Promotion Terms Now Available
    I wrote an article for the Bloomberg BNA Social Media Law & Policy Report entitled “How to Enforce Terms of Service for Online Social Media Promotions and Contests.”  We tried to squeeze in a few more keywords.  The…
  • Aug 11

    Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Busine

    Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Busine
    Who owns the rights to a selfie taken by a monkey?  While it sounds like a law school exam, it is based on a real story as reported here by the American Bar Association. According to the article, a monkey picked up the…
  • Jul 21

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East
    Last month, the Sixth Circuit ruled that website operators are not liable for content provided by others (User Generated Content or UGC) because of Section 230 immunity under the Communications Decency Act in the Jones v. Dirty World…
Rank this Week: 2149

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    Social Media Law & Policy Report Article on Enforcing Online Promotion Terms Now Available

    Social Media Law & Policy Report Article on Enforcing Online Promotion Terms Now Available
    I wrote an article for the Bloomberg BNA Social Media Law & Policy Report entitled “How to Enforce Terms of Service for Online Social Media Promotions and Contests.”  We tried to squeeze in a few more keywords.  The…
  • Aug 11

    Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Busine

    Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Busine
    Who owns the rights to a selfie taken by a monkey?  While it sounds like a law school exam, it is based on a real story as reported here by the American Bar Association. According to the article, a monkey picked up the…
  • Jul 21

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East
    Last month, the Sixth Circuit ruled that website operators are not liable for content provided by others (User Generated Content or UGC) because of Section 230 immunity under the Communications Decency Act in the Jones v. Dirty World…
Rank this Week: 1366

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: 1187

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Aug 18

    A certain NFL team is on the warpath

    A certain NFL team is on the warpath
    Sorry about the pun — but then again, I’m not the PTO; then again, too, my attitude toward “scandalous and offensive” ethnic marks is different from that of lots of people, too. This one, in particular, has long rubbed…
  • Aug 11

    Ingenious, fair thoughts on fair use

    Ingenious, fair thoughts on fair use
    Originally posted 2006-05-10 17:25:16. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe Fire of Genius, a new blog by Joseph Scott Miller (no, it’s not about any particular genius), a professor at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland and an…
  • Aug 11

    RIAA defenders directory

    RIAA defenders directory
    Originally posted 2006-08-27 09:56:16. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI’m not so sure the RIAA isn’t on firm legal ground. In fact, I think they mostly are. Information may want to be free but so does crude oil; that…
Rank this Week: 172

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

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

http://www.filewrapper.com/
Rank this Week: 1572

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    Different Standards For Deciding Whether To Stay?

    Different Standards For Deciding Whether To Stay?
    You may recall that Judge Covington denied a defendant's request to stay litigation, rejecting that defendant's argument that it was merely a "peripheral" defendant since it had only bought the accused product from another defendant.…
  • Aug 6

    Who Do You Sue For Copyright Infringement, Father or Son?

    Who Do You Sue For Copyright Infringement, Father or Son?
    When last we checked in with Malibu Media (owner of a library of adult films and associated copyrights), Malibu had filed suit against John Doe and then used the Court's subpoena power to take an IP address which identified an alleged…
  • Jul 31

    Super Sacking -- Does a Covenant Not To Sue Eliminate Subject Matter Jurisdiction on a Subsequent Infringement Claim?

    Super Sacking -- Does a Covenant Not To Sue Eliminate Subject Matter Jurisdiction on a Subsequent Infringement Claim?
    Apparently not.  Foliar Nutrients sued Plaint Food Systems (PFS) in 2004 for infringing a number of its patents.  After PFS sought reexamination of some of those patents, the parties settled.  That settlement called for Foliar…
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Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 18

    Claim Differentiation Informs Claim Construction

    Claim Differentiation Informs Claim Construction
    Cumberland Pharms, Inc. v. Mylan Inst. LLC, No. 12 C 3846, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 26, 2014) (Pallmeyer, J.). Judge Pallmeyer construed the claims in this patent infringement case involving an IV form N-acetylcysteine — used for…
  • Aug 15

    Patent Eligibility Could Not be Decided on the Pleading

    Patent Eligibility Could Not be Decided on the Pleading
    Vehicle Intelligence & Safety LLC v. Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, No. 13 C 4417, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 13, 2014) (Hart, Sen. J.). Judge Hart denied defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(c) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s patent…
  • Aug 13

    Social Media Alone Does Not Create Personal Jurisdiction

    Social Media Alone Does Not Create Personal Jurisdiction
    Telemedicine Sol’ns LLC v. WoundRight Techs, LLC, No. 13 C 3431, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 14, 2014) (Dow, J.). Judge Dow granted defendant WoundRight Technologies’ (“WoundRight”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to…
Rank this Week: 189

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    This week, first Adword hearing for South Africa and more

    This week, first Adword hearing for South Africa and more
    It is South Africa's turn to adjudicate on the legality of bidding on competitor marks as Google keywords in a groundbreaking case due to be heard this week. The results of the case will directly affect online advertising and search engine…
  • Aug 5

    Tuesday Tidbits: copyright reform and fashion design war

    Tuesday Tidbits: copyright reform and fashion design war
    (c) sometinytidbits.blogspot.comThis Leo has come across two pieces of copyright law related news that are both  interesting and significant.First, thanks to Denise Nicholson, for alerting this Leo to the recent announcement by the…
  • Aug 5

    Diary of a Kenyan Patent Agent: agents per capita

    Diary of a Kenyan Patent Agent: agents per capita
    Patent offices do more than register patents – they also register people. In order to represent other people before a national patent office, a lawyer or scientist must typically be registered with the patent office. In some countries…
Rank this Week: 616

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    Carrying on a Family Tradition: Passing the Family Farm to Future Generation

    Carrying on a Family Tradition: Passing the Family Farm to Future Generation
    Attendees at a farm show in neighboring Minnesota heard important information about the special types of estate planning available for farmers to facilitate transferring family farms to future generations in the most advantageous way…
  • Aug 1

    Estate Planning for Your College-Bound Child

    Estate Planning for Your College-Bound Child
    August means “back to school” time for many families. That often translates to a lot of shopping, whether it’s new clothes, new books or new computers, especially if your child is preparing to go away to college. For those…
  • Jul 21

    Another Plus About Trusts: Federal Court Ruling Green-lights Trust’s Tax Deduction Claim

    Another Plus About Trusts: Federal Court Ruling Green-lights Trust’s Tax Deduction Claim
    A federal tax court’s ruling in favor a trust on certain deductions that the trust claimed on its federal income tax returns highlights a potential added bonus to the use of trust planning, as the court decided that a trust could engage…
Rank this Week: 4025

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Aug 17

    Federal Circuit Upholds Inequitable Conduct Defense Against Apotex Patent

    Federal Circuit Upholds Inequitable Conduct Defense Against Apotex Patent
    In Apotex Inc. v. UCB, Inc., the Federal Circuit upheld the district court’s finding that Apotex’s patent is unenforceable due to inequitable conduct. While affirming on the ground of “but-for materiality,” the Federal…
  • Aug 10

    First Post Grant Review Petition Shows That Amending Claims Is Not Child's Play

    First Post Grant Review Petition Shows That Amending Claims Is Not Child's Play
    The first Post Grant Review petition visible to the public was filed August 5, 2014, against U.S. Patent 8,684,420. The patent was granted from an application filed July 26, 2013, but claims priority through a series of continuation…
  • Aug 6

    Federal Circuit Finds That FDA Citizen Petition Could Give Rise To Antitrust Liability

    Federal Circuit Finds That FDA Citizen Petition Could Give Rise To Antitrust Liability
    In Tyco Healthcare Group LP v. Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., the Federal Circuit remanded-in-part for the district court to determine whether Tyco’s citizen petition to the FDA gave rise to antitrust liability. Judge Newman wrote a…
Rank this Week: 4082

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Hey! Restaurateurs and Club Owners: Pay Your Licensing Fees to ASCAP and BMI!

    Hey! Restaurateurs and Club Owners: Pay Your Licensing Fees to ASCAP and BMI!
    Every time a restaurant, nightclub or other performance venue permits performance of a song (such as by radio (with certain exceptions), CD or live performance), the venue owes to the rights holder of the song a royalty for playing that song.…
  • Aug 11

    Book Review: “Reckless Disregard,” by Robert Rotstein

    Book Review: “Reckless Disregard,” by Robert Rotstein
    Abduction!, the world’s hottest online game from the world’s hottest online game developer, the anonymous shadow figure known to the world only as Poniard (think, an online Banksy), accuses real-life media mogul, William Bishop,…
  • Aug 10

    Book Review: “Skin In the Game,” by R.P. Finch

    Book Review: “Skin In the Game,” by R.P. Finch
    The legal thriller genre owes its current popularity to the ever-prolific John Grisham. But Grisham has overstayed his welcome and now seems to write from rote. Welcome debut novelist R. P. Finch, who – like Grisham and Scott Turrow…
Rank this Week: 2423

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Aug 17

    How Facts are Characterized Determines Which Statutory Scheme Applie

    How Facts are Characterized Determines Which Statutory Scheme Applie
    It is hardly remarkable to observe that the same facts lead different judges to different conclusions. This is the nature of the appellate process. As between judges and arbitrators, who decides whether a claim is arbitral or timely, for…
  • Aug 17

    How Facts are Characterized Determines Which Statutory Scheme Applie

    How Facts are Characterized Determines Which Statutory Scheme Applie
    It is hardly remarkable to observe that the same facts lead different judges to different conclusions. This is the nature of the appellate process. As between judges and arbitrators, who decides whether a claim is arbitral or timely, for…
  • Aug 5

    What is “Genuine” Criticism and When Is It Accepted as a Defense to Abusive Registration?

    What is “Genuine” Criticism and When Is It Accepted as a Defense to Abusive Registration?
    Paragraph 4(c)(iii) of the Policy recognizes the free speech defense but this is one of the blurry areas of domain name jurisprudence. The WIPO Overview of WIPO Panel Views on Selected UDRP Questions, Second Edition describes two views on…
Rank this Week: 405

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Aug 16

    What is the Starting Point for Inventive Step?

    What is the Starting Point for Inventive Step?
    AstraZeneca AB v Apotex Pty Ltd [2014] FCAFC 99 (12 August 2014)An expanded panel of five judges of the Federal Court of Australia has held that two patents owned by AstraZeneca relating to the cholesterol-lowering drug marketed as CRESTOR…
  • Aug 10

    Rainbow Loom Patents Under Attack in Australia

    Rainbow Loom Patents Under Attack in Australia
    Unless you have been living under a rock, or you literally know no tween-age children (or their parents), you have probably encountered the loom band craze in some form or another.  The brightly coloured rubber bands, which are woven…
  • Aug 6

    Apple v Samsung Ends, Not With a Bang But a Whimper

    Apple v Samsung Ends, Not With a Bang But a Whimper
    As is being widely reported this morning, Apple and Samsung have agreed to settle all of their ongoing patent disputes outside of the US. This means that the Australian proceedings, which have occupied, by my estimate, over 150 days of court…
Rank this Week: 1995

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

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

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Aug 16

    Inequitable Conduct

    Inequitable Conduct
    The district court and CAFC found Dr. Bernard Charles Sherman, founder and chairman of Apotex, guilty of inequitable conduct in his patenting of an antihypertensive claimed in 6,767,556. "Dr. Sherman breached his duty of candor, good faith,…
  • Aug 16

    Collaborative Filtering

    Collaborative Filtering
    I/P engine sued Google, Target, and Gannett (a media conglomerate) over 6,314,420 & continuation 6,775,664. Judge and jury at district court found the patents infringed, and neither anticipated nor obvious. As these were major U.S.…
  • Aug 11

    Unscripted

    Unscripted
    In ScriptPro v Innovation Associations, the district court rightly granted summary judgment of invalidity for 6,910,601 under 35 U.S.C. § 112(a) because the claims left out sensors that were disclosed as essential, and otherwise the…
Rank this Week: 1429

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/
  • Aug 16

    Trade Secret Protection Requires Steps to Protect Trade Secret

    Trade Secret Protection Requires Steps to Protect Trade Secret
    A defendant who misappropriated a plaintiff’s designs could not be liable for trade secret misappropriation no matter how nefarious the defendant’s conduct, where the plaintiff had not taken reasonable steps to protect prototypes…
  • Aug 9

    Precedential PTAB Decision Provides Reminder That PG Patent Review Is Barred By Prior Civil Action Challenging Validity

    Precedential PTAB Decision Provides Reminder That PG Patent Review Is Barred By Prior Civil Action Challenging Validity
    On November 15, 2013, SecureBuy, LLC, petitioned the US Patent and Trademark Office for review of U.S. Patent No. 7,051,002 under the America Invents Act’s transitional program for covered business method patents. Two weeks earlier, on…
  • Aug 2

    Patent “Assignee” Lacks Standing to Sue

    Patent “Assignee” Lacks Standing to Sue
    Clouding IP lacked standing to sue to enforce a set of patents it had purportedly purchased under a “Patent Assignment Agreement” because rights retained by Symantec, the seller, prevented Clouding from obtaining…
Rank this Week: 745

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Aug 16

    Explaining to STM That There Are Not 100 Kinds of "Open".

    Explaining to STM That There Are Not 100 Kinds of "Open".
    Question Copyright recently signed on to an open letter to the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), calling on them to withdraw the counterproductive model licenses they have been promoting for use…
  • May 11

    The Struggling Artist: Setting a Historical Baseline

    The Struggling Artist: Setting a Historical Baseline
    There's an interesting discussion going on over at Crooked Timber in response to a an article by Henry Farrell about Astra Taylor's book The People’s Platform. But our post here is just about one great comment from that…
  • Apr 29

    Copyright "restrictions": Farhad Manjoo of the NYT uses accurate language.

    Copyright "restrictions": Farhad Manjoo of the NYT uses accurate language.
    At QCO we make a point of calling things by their right names, and of encouraging others to do so.  For example, we always talk about "copyright restrictions", instead of using the pro-monopoly propaganda word "copyright…
Rank this Week: 787

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

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

    More Fuss About a Red Bus?

    More Fuss About a Red Bus?
    Here's another "red bus" picture to possibly fuss about. This one is on the cover of a CD collection from super respectable record label Deutsche Grammophon.More about "red bus" copyright issues can be found here... I stumbled across…
  • Aug 9

    How to Minimize Music and Maximize Profits – Do Moral Rights Matter?

    How to Minimize Music and Maximize Profits – Do Moral Rights Matter?
    A Calgary radio station, 90.3AMP,  has been playing condensed versions of popular songs. The station using a third party named Sparknet to shorten the songs.  Here and here and here’s some coverage.Just to think – maybe…
  • Aug 7

    As Plagiarism is Becoming Seriouser and Seriouser...

    As Plagiarism is Becoming Seriouser and Seriouser...
     "Democratic Montana Senator John Walsh is dropping his campaign for office amid allegations he plagiarized part of a university paper he wrote in 2007." See this report and many others....HPKPS - with apologies to Lewis Carroll:
Rank this Week: 1393

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Aug 16

    That Sound You Hear is the Anti-Neutrality Dam Breaking

    That Sound You Hear is the Anti-Neutrality Dam Breaking
    Here's what happens when you really put people behind an idea: First, they have a lot to say to their government, and in this case it appears to be 100% opposed to special cable-company privileges (fast lanes). 1.1 million comments;…
  • Aug 11

    Having (Mostly) Failed with Authors, Amazon Makes a Pitch for the Reader

    Having (Mostly) Failed with Authors, Amazon Makes a Pitch for the Reader
    Last week a group of over 900 writers took out a full-page ad in the Times taking Amazon to task for its tactics. The letter was signed by some big names, including John Grisham and Stephen King, and it asks readers to write to Amazon CEO…
  • Aug 7

    And No Kill Switches, Either

    And No Kill Switches, Either
    Our friends at ISRI pointed out to me that some mobile companies are now promoting the idea of a "kill switch" that would be under the control of someone other than the user. Such kill switches are supposedly for consumer protection -…
Rank this Week: 1412

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Aug 15

    TWiL 271: A Hero Named Kevin Bacon

    TWiL 271: A Hero Named Kevin Bacon
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Guardians of the Galaxy's mixtape and new business models, stalking your cat, robots replacing jobs, and more! Guests: Sam Glover and Ali Sternburg Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Aug 8

    TWiL 270: 3D Nato and the Selfie of Doom

    TWiL 270: 3D Nato and the Selfie of Doom
    Hosts: Denise Howell The government wants to make 3D files more widely available, copyrighting tweets, annoying prank calls are against the law in California, and more! Guests: Venkat Balasubramani, Michael Weinberg and Matthew Schruers …
  • Aug 1

    TWiL 269: Blame It On Rio

    TWiL 269: Blame It On Rio
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Franklin Graves The "Happy Birthday" copyright case, copyright infringement in the video game industry, Adam Carolla vs. podcast patent trolls and more! Guests: Jack Lerner and Adam Sanderson Photo credit: Paul…
Rank this Week: 1552

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/
  • Aug 15

    Update: Reply Comment Deadline Extended in Net Neutrality Proceeding

    Update: Reply Comment Deadline Extended in Net Neutrality Proceeding
    The comment total is already past 1,100,000, but who’s counting? Really, would it be possible to get too many net neutrality comments? As if. So we’re pleased to report that the FCC has extended the deadline for filing reply…
  • Aug 15

    FCC Adopts ANSI C63.1-2013 for 1920-1930 MHz

    FCC Adopts ANSI C63.1-2013 for 1920-1930 MHz
    FCC rule change adopts ANSI update that reflects 2012 FCC rule change. The FCC continues to mop up the technical rules for Unlicensed Personal Communications Service at 1920-1930 MHz. An order in 2012 simplified those rules. Among other…
  • Aug 15

    Update: Deadlines for Seeking Reconsideration, Appeal of Spectrum Auction Report and Order Set

    Update: Deadlines for Seeking Reconsideration, Appeal of Spectrum Auction Report and Order Set
    Exactly three months after its adoption, the FCC’s Report and Order (R&O) setting the preliminary ground rules to cover the ambitious incentive auction and repacking of the TV band has now been published in the Federal Register.…
Rank this Week: 3776

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Aug 15

    Text of Redskins’ complaint appealing the TTAB decision

    Text of Redskins’ complaint appealing the TTAB decision
    This is the Redskins’ appeal of the TTAB decision cancelling their REDSKINS registrations. This is a de novo appeal to the US District court in the Eastern District of Virginia. redskins v blackhorse.pdf
  • Aug 15

    8th Cir: Fortis v Warner Bros (CLEAN SLATE)

    8th Cir: Fortis v Warner Bros (CLEAN SLATE)
    Justia.com Opinion Summary: Fortres develops and sells a desktop management program called “Clean Slate” and holds a federally-registered trademark for use of that name to identify “[c]omputer software used to protect public…
  • Aug 6

    E-cigs are the Wild West of Trademarks These Day

    E-cigs are the Wild West of Trademarks These Day
    hana modz.pdf
Rank this Week: 236

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Aug 15

    Patent Derivation Proceedings FAQ

    Patent Derivation Proceedings FAQ
    A derivation proceeding is a proceeding to determine who the proper inventor of an invention actually is. Continue reading →
  • Aug 11

    Arizona State Library Patent Presentation

    Arizona State Library Patent Presentation
    It is a bit late notice, but tomorrow I will be speaking at the Arizona State Library at noon.  The topic will be patent basics, and the audience will be entrepreneurs, business service providers, and librarians.  More information…
  • Jul 10

    Chisum on Supreme Court’s Recent Alice Patent Decision

    Chisum on Supreme Court’s Recent Alice Patent Decision
    I’ve just gotten around to reading Professor Chisum’s  take on the Supreme Court’s recent Alice v. CLS Bank decision on patent subject matter eligibility, and I heartily recommend it for those interested in looking for…
Rank this Week: 4605

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Aug 15

    Ready. Set. Go. FTC patent troll study cleared for takeoff

    Ready. Set. Go. FTC patent troll study cleared for takeoff
    By Jay Levine Last week, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget approved the FTC’s request to study how patent assertion entities (PAEs or, less charitably, patent trolls) operate and to what extent they affect…
  • Aug 7

    Summer time, sand in our hair, gTLDs in the air

    Summer time, sand in our hair, gTLDs in the air
    By Melissa Barnett ICANN ended the month of July with a bang, clearing and delegating the following new gTLDs: .lgbt .lacaixa .spiegel .nra .ngo .krd .whoswho .auction .yandex .praxi .ong .williamhill .healthcare .realtor .top Sundown…
  • Jul 28

    A new Ohio weapon against patent trolls?

    A new Ohio weapon against patent trolls?
    By Dan Miller Ohio may become the next state — after Virginia, Georgia, and thirteen other states — to take on the fight against patent trolls. A bill pending in Ohio’s General Assembly, H.B. 573, would provide additional…
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conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 3185

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Aug 15

    Victoria’s Secret Loses Branding Battle Over PINK

    Victoria’s Secret Loses Branding Battle Over PINK
    Hold onto your panties ladies (or gents)! Victoria’s Secret lost their rights to use PINK in association with their world-famous undergarments. I am not a Victoria’s Secret customer. No offense to current patrons, but…
  • Aug 12

    Really? Your Favorite Color’s Camo, Too?

    Really? Your Favorite Color’s Camo, Too?
    Duck Dynasty viewership is dwindling, but the Robertson bevy is still managing to ruffle feathers. “Any press is good press” seems to quack true even in the swamps. In this instance, one of Si Robertson’s quote worthy…
  • Aug 8

    The Top 8 European Soccer Transfers of the Summer

    The Top 8 European Soccer Transfers of the Summer
    The summer is an interesting time for world soccer; especially a summer involving a World Cup for the ages serving as a boon for the sports popularity in the US. Last season, NBC and their affiliates covered nearly every game of the…
Rank this Week: 2622

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/
  • Aug 15

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy
    FI&C’s Scot Ganow talks with passive RFID expert James Lusk, with Odyssey RFID, to understand what RFID is, how it is being used (or could be used) and what its impact could be on privacy in today’s connected world.
  • Aug 14

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update
    In privacy litigation, the cornerstones of establishing a case rise and fall on two things. Harm. First, can the plaintiffs establish a claim by asserting they were harmed as a result of the defendant’s actions (or in many cases,…
  • Aug 7

    FI&C Privacy Update: “The Internet of Things”

    FI&C Privacy Update: “The Internet of Things”
    Welcome to Faruki Ireland & Cox’s first Privacy Update. In this segment, FI&C’s Scot Ganow introduces viewers to the recurring subject of “The Internet of Things,” which discusses the changing nature of the Web…
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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
  • Aug 15

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy
    FI&C’s Scot Ganow talks with passive RFID expert James Lusk, with Odyssey RFID, to understand what RFID is, how it is being used (or could be used) and what its impact could be on privacy in today’s connected world.
  • Aug 14

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update
    In privacy litigation, the cornerstones of establishing a case rise and fall on two things. Harm. First, can the plaintiffs establish a claim by asserting they were harmed as a result of the defendant’s actions (or in many cases,…
  • Aug 7

    FI&C Privacy Update: “The Internet of Things”

    FI&C Privacy Update: “The Internet of Things”
    Welcome to Faruki Ireland & Cox’s first Privacy Update. In this segment, FI&C’s Scot Ganow introduces viewers to the recurring subject of “The Internet of Things,” which discusses the changing nature of the Web…
Rank this Week: 3094

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

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

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 379

Inventive Step

Inventive Step

Discusses patent law issues and strategies.

http://inventivestep.net
  • Aug 15

    Searching for Prior Art

    Searching for Prior Art
    A question that is often asked by new inventors is:  should I do a prior art search before filing a patent application?  The answer, as in most areas of law and life in general, is that it depends. For individual inventors and…
  • Jul 30

    Federal Circuit Allows PTO to Overrule Court Decision Again

    Federal Circuit Allows PTO to Overrule Court Decision Again
    The Federal Circuit has again permitted the PTO to overrule a decision by a district court, affirmed on appeal by the Federal Circuit.  As in Fresenius USA, Inc. v. Baxter Int’l, Inc., Judge O’Malley has issued a…
  • Jul 24

    Protecting Inventions Outside the US

    Protecting Inventions Outside the US
    A patent permits its owner to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing the patented invention without his permission.  A patent is, however, unique to the country where it is granted.  Thus, if a…
Rank this Week: 1103

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/
  • Aug 15

    Student Writing Competition

    Student Writing Competition
    Guest post by Professor Michael Risch (Villanova University).I’d like to thank Lisa and Camilla for the opportunity to write a short guest post. Ostensibly, this post is about the importance of writing competitions. If you are a…
  • Aug 6

    Lemley & Miller: Judges Who Sit by Designation Less Likely To Be Reversed by Fed. Cir.

    Lemley & Miller: Judges Who Sit by Designation Less Likely To Be Reversed by Fed. Cir.
    I'm thrilled to be here! Lisa’s listof non-faculty presenters at IPSC prompted me to check out a nifty new paper by Mark Lemley and Shawn Miller, demonstrating that the Federal Circuit reverses claim constructions far less frequently…
  • Aug 6

    Introducing New Blogger: Maggie Wittlin

    Introducing New Blogger: Maggie Wittlin
    I am thrilled to welcome Maggie Wittlin as a new Written Description blogger. After graduating from Yale Law School, Maggie clerked on the District of Connecticut and Second Circuit and worked at Patterson Belknap, where she focused on patent…
Rank this Week: 1970

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Aug 15

    Copyright SO Easy Even a Monkey Can Do It?

    Copyright SO Easy Even a Monkey Can Do It?
    Monkey see. Monkey take a selfie? Then, monkey owns a copyright? That is what British nature photographer David Slater is claiming.  When he retrieved his camera from a group of monkeys who decided to play with the device, he…
  • Aug 8

    Feature Friday – Revisited

    Feature Friday – Revisited
    When StatuteofRyAnne.com first started, I featured an artist each week I really admired.  The genesis was because there is SO much talent and great creative projects coming out of the South.  Just look at the film Get…
  • Aug 1

    Top 5 Copyright Myth

    Top 5 Copyright Myth
    This past week saw a story about copyright and plagiarism in Mississippi that could only happen in Mississippi. According to the Clarion-Ledger, Charles Johnson, a blogger from California used photos on his website belonging (copyrighted) to…
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IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Aug 15

    If a patent can’t cover an “abstract idea,” can it be a trade secret?

    If a patent can’t cover an “abstract idea,” can it be a trade secret?
    Should I patent my invention or keep it a trade secret?  Inventors often ask me this question.  And after a recent court decision and USPTO actions that raise the bar for patenting software inventions, the question is becoming…
  • Jul 22

    What cloud computing services need to know about the Aereo decision

    What cloud computing services need to know about the Aereo decision
    In June. the United States Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc. The decision effectively shut down the Aereo service, at least temporarily as it explores fundamental changes…
  • Jul 18

    Upcoming 3 Rivers Venture Fair provides opportunity to connect emerging companies with investor

    Upcoming 3 Rivers Venture Fair provides opportunity to connect emerging companies with investor
    This year’s 3 Rivers Venture Fair is scheduled for October 7 and 8, 2014 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA.  The 3RVF connects investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders and service providers who are interested…
Rank this Week: 966

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Aug 15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/15/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/15/14
    Special announcement: If you’re a recent law school grad in or interested in DC and copyright, the Copyright Alliance and the Copyright Office are both hiring. Info on the Copyright Alliance legal fellow position here; info on the…
  • Aug 8

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/08/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/08/14
    Plot thickens as 900 writers battle Amazon — “Some writers wholeheartedly supported the letter but were afraid to sign, Mr. Preston said. A few signed it and then backed out, citing the same reason… Mr. Preston’s…
  • Aug 1

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/01/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/01/14
    Aereo files emergancy motion on remand arguing it’s a cable provider entitled to Section 111 compulsory license — via Shades of Gray‘s Naomi Gray comes the just-filed memorandum of law from Aereo in support of its…
Rank this Week: 1221

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Aug 14

    REDSKINS APPEAL TTAB RULING

    REDSKINS APPEAL TTAB RULING
    By David Kramer & James Stewart On Thursday, August 14, 2014, the Washington Redskins filed a much-anticipated appeal in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia of a June Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decision…
  • Aug 1

    AMENDMENTS TO THE PRC COPYRIGHT LAW ....the practical implications for rights owner

    AMENDMENTS TO THE PRC COPYRIGHT LAW ....the practical implications for rights owner
    By Edward Chatterton and Horace Lam WHEN WILL THINGS CHANGE On June 6, 2014, the fourth draft version of the new PRC Copyright Law (New Law) was published for public comment, having first been published in 2010. The period for public comment…
  • Jul 22

    FOLLOWING LOSS BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT, AEREO "ASTONISHES" BROADCASTERS WITH NEW LEGAL STRATEGY

    FOLLOWING LOSS BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT, AEREO "ASTONISHES" BROADCASTERS WITH NEW LEGAL STRATEGY
    Reposted from Intellectual Property and Technology Alert By Andrew L. Deutsch, Marc E. Miller and Melissa A. Reinckens Shortly after its highly publicized loss before the US Supreme Court, which appeared to doom its over-the-air…
Rank this Week: 2151

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

Covers IP, technology and media news. By Stacia Lay of Hendricks & Lewis PLLC.

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3918

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Aug 14

    Alleged Infringing Downloaders Call Out Movie Owner's Infringing Activitie

    Alleged Infringing Downloaders Call Out Movie Owner's Infringing Activitie
    Riding Films, Inc. claims to own a copyright in the movie “Dawn Ride.”  Riding Films sued unnamed “John Doe” defendants in at least fifteen separate lawsuits throughout the country, alleging that the John Doe…
  • Aug 8

    License for Entire Term of Helga Hat Copyright Enforceable, For Now

    License for Entire Term of Helga Hat Copyright Enforceable, For Now
    This case involves the enforceability of a settlement agreement in a copyright infringement lawsuit.  David John registered a copyright for a Viking hat, aka a Helga hat.  MainGate, Inc. sold Minnesota Vikings wear, including…
  • Aug 1

    Business Owner Gives Yelp Something to Yelp About

    Business Owner Gives Yelp Something to Yelp About
    I periodically hear business owners complain about Yelp and their inability to get negative reviews off of the Yelp website.  James Demetriades is a business owner who bought advertising on Yelp.  Demetriades believed that…
Rank this Week: 3283

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 14

    Monkey Business: Who Owns the Copyright to a Selfie Taken by a Monkey?

    Monkey Business: Who Owns the Copyright to a Selfie Taken by a Monkey?
    IPNews® - British photographer David Slater is embroiled in a debate over the self-portrait taken by a monkey, which the animal shot using his unattended equipment three years ago. Wikimedia Commons, a database of millions of images and…
  • Aug 7

    University of Arkansas Gets Sound Trademark on Its Famous Hog Call

    University of Arkansas Gets Sound Trademark on Its Famous Hog Call
    IPNews® - The University of Arkansas has trademarked the sounds contained in its famous Hog Call – Wooo Pig Sooie! This trademark means that the Hog Call cannot be used by anyone for commercial purposes without permission or a…
  • Jul 31

    49ers Quarterback Obtained Copyright Waivers for Video Game

    49ers Quarterback Obtained Copyright Waivers for Video Game
    IPNews® - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick obtained the copyright waivers from two tattoo artists who designed and inked the tattoos on his biceps. The arm tattoos will be on display in Kaepernick's digital avatar in the…
Rank this Week: 2019

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Aug 14

    “Like-Gated” Promotions No Longer Permissible on Facebook

    “Like-Gated” Promotions No Longer Permissible on Facebook
    Last week, Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) announced a major upcoming change, effective November 5, 2014, to its Platform Policies that will affect the vast majority of promotions run on the platform. The announcement introduces a…
  • Aug 7

    Ultra Records Sues YouTube Beauty Guru Michelle Phan

    Ultra Records Sues YouTube Beauty Guru Michelle Phan
    Last month, music label Ultra Records and its publisher, Ultra International Music Publishing (referred to generally in this post as “Ultra”), sued popular YouTube video blogger Michelle Phan for copyright infringement. …
  • Aug 4

    Mobile Apps: FTC Says Vague Privacy Policies and Lack of Terms a Problem

    Mobile Apps: FTC Says Vague Privacy Policies and Lack of Terms a Problem
    Last week, the FTC released a study it conducted in connection with price-comparison apps, deal apps and apps that allow people to pay for purchases using their mobile device while shopping in brick-and-mortar stores.  The…
Rank this Week: 3924

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Aug 14

    The Section 1447(d) Bar – State of Vermont v. MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC

    The Section 1447(d) Bar – State of Vermont v. MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC
    In a case of procedural jockeying, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in State of Vermont v. MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC, held that a “district court’s remand order dominate[d] any proceedings on th[e]…
  • Aug 12

    Be Careful Identifying Your Licensed Patents and Product

    Be Careful Identifying Your Licensed Patents and Product
    On Friday, the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Wi-LAN USA, Inc. v. Ericsson, Inc., which highlights the importance of using care when granting rights to or under patents. The interesting facts in this case resulted in two contradictory…
  • Aug 11

    New Guidance on How to Calculate Statutory Damages Awards in Counterfeiting Case

    New Guidance on How to Calculate Statutory Damages Awards in Counterfeiting Case
    Judge Koeltl of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York recently adopted a recommended statutory damages award of $6.6 million dollars in a case involving trademark counterfeiting. Richemont Int’l S.A. et.…
Rank this Week: 617

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Aug 14

    Q&A on why we love coming to work

    Q&A on why we love coming to work
    For its Smalltalk newsletter the Law Society of New South Wales this month asked Noric Dilanchian eight questions. Answering them involved introspection, and an opportunity to profile why we collectively love working for clients in our…
  • Jul 9

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative
    Backgrounder, guide and checklist for crowdfunding from an Australian perspective. It ends with a list of 14 crowdfunding sites worldwide. Our related articles are Australian crowdfunding law, current and proposed and Start-up funding…
  • Jun 29

    Start-up intellectual property survival guide

    Start-up intellectual property survival guide
    Start-ups often find themselves in a David vs Goliath situation after an initial taste of success. Corporate giants often seize every opportunity to maximise and secure their competitive advantage and market monopoly or power. The years of…
Rank this Week: 418

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/
  • Aug 13

    What Does Alice Mean to the Software Entrepreneur?

    What Does Alice Mean to the Software Entrepreneur?
    Here is the first of two videos we're releasing discussing the impact of Alice on software startups.
  • Jul 18

    Where are You, Congress? Alice v. CLS Bank and “The Case Against Patents”

    Where are You, Congress? Alice v. CLS Bank and “The Case Against Patents”
    By: Stuart P. Meyer A recent episode of NPR’s “Planet Money” was entitled “The Case Against Patents.” Several notable commentators in that episode questioned whether patents help or hinder innovation, whether history supports the…
  • Jul 3

    An Exchange with Michael Risch: Do the Facts Matter in Patent Eligibility?

    An Exchange with Michael Risch: Do the Facts Matter in Patent Eligibility?
    In my recent analysis of the Alice decision, I wrote the following: In Benson, the Court believed (wrongly it turned about, but that’s beside the point) that the claims covered the basic algorithm for converting binary coded decimal to…
Rank this Week: 4831