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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/
Rank this Week: 4702

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: 279

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Friday safari

    Friday safari
    Innovation and IP ManagementOpen innovation is the use of “purposeful inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate innovation internally while also expanding the markets for the external use of innovation”.…
  • Apr 15

    PAIPO: ARIPO AND OAPI SPEAK

    PAIPO: ARIPO AND OAPI SPEAK
    ource: ARIPO After a long time since we've heard concrete news about PAIPO, this Leo learnt this morning via Prof Yousuf Vadwa that ARIPO and OAPI held a consultative meeting in Harare last week, following which they released a…
  • Apr 14

    Don't you dare blame TRIPS again - Max Planck Institute declare

    Don't you dare blame TRIPS again - Max Planck Institute declare
    Although this Leo has an inherent bias towards another, he must say that any IP research by Max Planck Institute (MPI) does carry enormous weight across Europe when unleashed. (Also see MPI's work on European collective rights…
Rank this Week: 1450

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Beretta, (No) Thank You Very Much . . . .

    Beretta, (No) Thank You Very Much . . . .
    Apparently Elvis Presley was a well-known Beretta gun owner during his life, so I suppose his lips might have uttered the words “Beretta, thank you very much.” The King’s estate, however, isn’t thankful…
  • Apr 16

    An Utterly Disingenuous Post About The Resolutely Hyperbolic Nature of Legal Writing

    An Utterly Disingenuous Post About The Resolutely Hyperbolic Nature of Legal Writing
    During my time at Beloit College, I spent too much time playing frisbee golf, drinking Keystone Light, and getting mad at Ryan Schur and Chris Deszynski while playing FIFA 2005 even though I knew their only purpose in playing the game was to…
  • Apr 15

    Has Brand Jordan Stepped Out of Bounds?

    Has Brand Jordan Stepped Out of Bounds?
    - Draeke Weseman, Weseman Law Office, PLLC In 1984, Nike needed an NBA superstar. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird wore Converse brand basketball shoes, as did most of the other major NBA stars. Adding to the pressure, Nike sales were in general…
Rank this Week: 206

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    L'invention de la semaine

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

    T1448/09 : une décision confuse

    T1448/09 : une décision confuse
    Dans la présente décision, la Chambre se pose d'abord la question de la recevabilité du recours, étant noté que dans son mémoire le demandeur se limite à présenter un certain nombre…
  • Apr 13

    T895/13 : accélération

    T895/13 : accélération
    La décision en question est une décision intermédiaire uniquement consacrée à une requête en accélération de procédure.L'Opposante avait réclamé…
Rank this Week: 636

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Apr 17

    Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement – Two Sides of the Same Coin

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

    Kickstarter Rejects Foreign Entrepreneur

    Kickstarter Rejects Foreign Entrepreneur
    Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Recently, I have seen a surge of interest among foreign companies wishing to set up Kickstarter projects in the US. This post The post Kickstarter Rejects Foreign Entrepreneurs appeared…
  • Apr 1

    Must a Corporation Issue All Authorized Shares?

    Must a Corporation Issue All Authorized Shares?
    This post is based on a conversation I had with a foreign client recently. Q. Must a corporation issue all authorized shares? A. No, a corporate may, but it does The post Must a Corporation Issue All Authorized Shares? appeared first on The…
Rank this Week: 728

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 4517

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/
  • Apr 17

    Can A Slogan Or Advertising Phrase Function As A Trademark?

    Can A Slogan Or Advertising Phrase Function As A Trademark?
    In the recent case of In re Innovation Ventures, LLC, Serial No. 85637294 (March 25, 2014) [not precedential] the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) held that the slogan “HOURS OF ENERGY NOW” for dietary supplements and…
  • Apr 11

    TTAB Precedent – How Fame Impacts A Likelihood Of Confusion Determination

    TTAB Precedent – How Fame Impacts A Likelihood Of Confusion Determination
    This Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) dispute involves the mark SHAPE (in both standard character and stylized format) owned by Weider Publications, LLC (Opposer) and the trademark SHAPES in standard character format owned by D & D…
  • Apr 4

    Narrowing Identifications In Your Trademark Application May Bring Favorable Result

    Narrowing Identifications In Your Trademark Application May Bring Favorable Result
    Trademark practitioners will encounter a 2(d) Refusal (refusal due to a likelihood of confusion with a prior trademark registration) or a Notice of Opposition sooner or later in their practice. The case of Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. v.…
Rank this Week: 4705

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 1031

Legal Muse

Legal Muse

For businesses and individuals who listen to their muses to create. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://legal-muse.com/
  • Apr 17

    The Vivian Maier Dilemma

    The Vivian Maier Dilemma
    Vivian Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was a nanny living in Chicago and New York during the 50′s and 60′s.  She was also a photographer whose work involved sizable numbers of photos taken of street scenes.…
  • Apr 17

    Authors Guild v. Google

    Authors Guild v. Google
    After eight years of a trail and the appeals process, on Nov. 14, 2013, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge, Denny Chin, dismissed a suit by the Author’s Guild against Google for its’ digital scanning project where they began scanning…
  • Mar 7

    Garcia v. Google, Inc.

    Garcia v. Google, Inc.
    Garcia v. Google, Inc. “While answering a casting call for a low-budget amateur film doesn’t often lead to stardom, it also rarely turns an aspiring actress into the subject of a fatwa.” is the mild understatement of the…
Rank this Week: 1889

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: 2370

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://brandprotection.nortonrosefulbright.com/
Rank this Week: 1807

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Apr 17

    Beware of Easy Solution

    Beware of Easy Solution
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. A conductor we manage has been invited to conduct one of the orchestras of a University in the United States later this year. He has worked there once before when he conducted performances when he had a J-1…
  • Apr 2

    Does Background Music Require A Dramatic License?

    Does Background Music Require A Dramatic License?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: I have written a one-man show. Do I need to get a dramatic licenses for background music? Just to make sure we’re all on the same page, let’s review: In order for…
  • Mar 26

    Does An Artist Need An Original Visa Approval Notice?

    Does An Artist Need An Original Visa Approval Notice?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: Does a conductor who has been approved for an O-1 visa need to bring the original approval notice to the consulate or will a color scan of the original work? We have been…
Rank this Week: 1374

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Adam Levitin responds to General Mill

    Adam Levitin responds to General Mill
    Here: By permitting, allowing, or suffering me to purchase any of your products or services, whether directly from you or indirectly through dealers, vendors, agents, or other third-parties, you agree to irrevocably surrender all rights to…
  • Apr 17

    A couple of Google v. Garcia amicus brief

    A couple of Google v. Garcia amicus brief
    Int’l Documentary Ass’n brief, now with actual evidence on standard contracts! Makes a nice pair with Netflix’s brief, which cogently criticizes Kozinski’s entirely typical reliance on “facts” not in the…
  • Apr 17

    ordinary consumer goods jump on the lawsuit waiver bandwagon

    ordinary consumer goods jump on the lawsuit waiver bandwagon
    We all knew it was only a matter of time.  Apparently not sure that merely buying a product with a lawsuit waiver on the wrapper would work, GM now seeks to bind consumers who visit its website or "like" its page.  Speaking of…
Rank this Week: 66

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Apr 17

    Inspiring the Next Generation of Inventor

    Inspiring the Next Generation of Inventor
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee What do physicist Charles Hull, chemist Richard DiMarchi, and the late silver screen star Hedy Lamarr have in common? For…
  • Mar 28

    USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs Continues Building Support for U.S. Innovators and Entrepreneur

    USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs Continues Building Support for U.S. Innovators and Entrepreneur
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter In the first quarter of fiscal year 2014, the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA) conducted dozens of programs designed to provide…
  • Mar 25

    An Update on Our Satellite Office

    An Update on Our Satellite Office
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. LeeAs we’ve done in the past, I’d like to take a moment to fill you in on the status of our satellite offices in…
Rank this Week: 2228

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1427

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/
Rank this Week: 935

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Apr 17

    FTC Warns Cole Haan Over Pinterest Contest

    FTC Warns Cole Haan Over Pinterest Contest
    What Made News? In a recent letter, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleged that a promotional contest on Pinterest violated Section 5 of the FTC Act. Although the FTC did not take any direct enforcement action against Cole Haan, the…
  • Apr 9

    Arent Fox Partner Anthony Lupo Speaks in Panel Discussion at 2014 Legal and Regulatory Conference

    Arent Fox Partner Anthony Lupo Speaks in Panel Discussion at 2014 Legal and Regulatory Conference
    On April 9, 2014, Anthony V. Lupo will participate in a panel discussion about advertising and updates in the FTC at the 2014 Legal and Regulatory Conference. The panel, titled “Don Draper in the Digital Age: How…
  • Apr 1

    The Weekly Cut

    The Weekly Cut
     News you can use from around the fashion industry: Mobile App, House Account, Lets Shoppers Browse and Buy from Far-Flung Boutique Shops. [Wall Street Journal] Japan's Fast Retailing Co Ltd, the Parent Company of Uniqlo, Sets High…
Rank this Week: 4699

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Infographic: The Use of Images From The Web on Your Site, Newspaper or Broadcast

    Infographic: The Use of Images From The Web on Your Site, Newspaper or Broadcast
    We created this infographic for some of our media clients to give them a one-page cheat sheet on the analysis they need to do when trying to decide whether they can use an image from the internet in a pinch. The infographic includes all the…
  • Apr 9

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC
    As we have reported before, the Federal Trade Commission requires the disclosure of any “material connection” offered in exchange for an online endorsement or post in their Online Endorsement Guidelines. Now, they are applying…
  • Mar 14

    The Law of Online Promotion

    The Law of Online Promotion
    I recently did a CLE presentation on making your online promotions legally compliant.  I hope to be able to share some video with you soon, but if you like reviewing PowerPoints (and who doesn’t?), then enjoy.   Online…
Rank this Week: 1415

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Infographic: The Use of Images From The Web on Your Site, Newspaper or Broadcast

    Infographic: The Use of Images From The Web on Your Site, Newspaper or Broadcast
    We created this infographic for some of our media clients to give them a one-page cheat sheet on the analysis they need to do when trying to decide whether they can use an image from the internet in a pinch. The infographic includes all the…
  • Apr 9

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC
    As we have reported before, the Federal Trade Commission requires the disclosure of any “material connection” offered in exchange for an online endorsement or post in their Online Endorsement Guidelines. Now, they are applying…
  • Mar 14

    The Law of Online Promotion

    The Law of Online Promotion
    I recently did a CLE presentation on making your online promotions legally compliant.  I hope to be able to share some video with you soon, but if you like reviewing PowerPoints (and who doesn’t?), then enjoy.   Online…
Rank this Week: 2190

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/
  • Apr 17

    Learn how the IP Bill will affect you

    Learn how the IP Bill will affect you
    The Intellectual Property Bill has passed through the Commons and now awaits royal assent. Although much attention has focused on clause 13 of the Bill which will create a new offence of unauthorized copying of a registered or registered…
  • Apr 10

    Equitable Interests in Patents and Patent Application

    Equitable Interests in Patents and Patent Application
    In Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd v. Rhone-Poulenc Rorer International Holdings Inc and Others [2007] Bus LR 1796, [2007] BusLR 1796, [2008] 1 All ER 425, [2007] UKHL 43 Lord Hoffmann described s.7 (2) and (3) of the Patents Act…
  • Apr 7

    Trade Marks and Internet Searches: Lush v Amazon

    Trade Marks and Internet Searches: Lush v Amazon
    Jane Lambert In Cosmetic Warriors Ltd and Another v amazon.co.uk Ltd and Another [2014] EWHC 181 Mr John Baldwin QC, sitting as a judge of the High Court, had to decide whether causing advertising  to appear on an an Internet…
Rank this Week: 1767

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
  • Apr 13

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest
                 Competition and innovation are key ideals in American society, and they were the main focus on March 5, 2014 when the CEOs of SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (“ULA”) testified…
  • Apr 12

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer
                The Illinois’ Local Retailers’ Occupation Tax Acts (ROT Acts) allows “municipal governments and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to impose a retail occupation tax…
Rank this Week: 223

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: 4959

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Apr 17

    Mouse vs. Mau5: Disney’s Investigation of Deadmau5′s Trademark Registration

    Mouse vs. Mau5: Disney’s Investigation of Deadmau5′s Trademark Registration
    A legal battle may be brewing between media conglomerate Disney and electronic music producer and performer Joel Zimmerman, better known by his stage name, deadmau5 (pronounced: deadmouse). On March 28, […]
  • Mar 18

    Bling It On: Copyright & The Rise of Jewelry Infringement Lawsuit

    Bling It On: Copyright & The Rise of Jewelry Infringement Lawsuit
    Copyright infringement cases involving jewelry designs have been springing up quite a lot recently: fast fashion retailers like H&M and Forever21 have been accused of knocking off designs, and famous […]
  • Mar 7

    IP For Kids!

    IP For Kids!
    Kids these days are growing up in a digital world. They learn how to use a smart phone before they can even talk. They spend more time indoors on their […]
Rank this Week: 4617

BizTechLaw Blog

BizTechLaw Blog

By Wahab & Medenica LLC.

http://wrlawfirm.com/BlogWP/
  • Apr 17

    Breakdown and Summary of Literary Option Agreement

    Breakdown and Summary of Literary Option Agreement
    With the speculative, costly and long-term nature of developing various literary properties (i.e., books graphic novels, etc.) for screen (i.e., film, TV, etc.), producers require an effective mechanism to secure rights for a limited time…
  • Jan 8

    Breakdown and Basics of a Non-Disclosure Agreement

    Breakdown and Basics of a Non-Disclosure Agreement
    By: Kaiser Wahab Non-Disclosure Agreements (“NDA”) lend security to the dissemination and use of sensitive information between parties, critical during the development of a product or when sharing and disseminating research, data,…
  • Dec 18

    Compliance for Developers of Medical Applications and Software under HIPAA and Other Regulation

    Compliance for Developers of Medical Applications and Software under HIPAA and Other Regulation
    By: Kaiser Wahab and Susanna Guffey Information and data supplied by patients via smartphones and the Internet are poised to drastically lower costs associated with medical care and make it easier for doctors to treat patients, even remotely.…
Rank this Week: 1821

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

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

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Apr 17

    Nobunny Knows Trademarks Like Cadbury

    Nobunny Knows Trademarks Like Cadbury
    You may have noticed a “very unusual kind of egg” in your grocery store. It is only available between New Year’s Day and Easter. It is wrapped in colorful foil. And it is laid by a bunny: The Cadbury Creme Egg is one of…
  • Apr 16

    Not-So-Merriman: Former NFL and Current WWE Star Sues Nike for Trademark Infringement

    Not-So-Merriman: Former NFL and Current WWE Star Sues Nike for Trademark Infringement
    Last week, former star NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman joined WWE. Rumors abound that an important part of his WWE persona will be his nickname ”Lights Out.” Merriman earned the nickname in high school after he…
  • Apr 15

    Use Your Trademarks Properly with INTA’s ACID Test

    Use Your Trademarks Properly with INTA’s ACID Test
    A federally registered trademark is a valuable asset for your business and should be properly cared for. If a trademark is misused by its owners (or others), it can be lost. Therefore, you must constantly police how and where your…
Rank this Week: 4790

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Apr 17

    Elusive Bitcoin: Regulation of Bitcoin in the U.S. Part II

    Elusive Bitcoin: Regulation of Bitcoin in the U.S. Part II
    Today, I am going to summarize FinCEN’s regulations relating to Bitcoin.The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is an agency within the US Treasure Department. Its mission is to safeguard the financial system from illicit…
  • Apr 16

    Elusive Bitcoin: Regulation of Bitcoin in the U.S. Part I

    Elusive Bitcoin: Regulation of Bitcoin in the U.S. Part I
    The phenomenon of Bitcoin (and virtual currency in general) presents an interesting legal conundrum. It is still not clear for many where does Bitcoin fit within our legal system, and whether and how to regulate it. Today, I would like to…
  • Feb 1

    Could Your Update on LinkedIn Violate a Non-Compete Agreement?

    Could Your Update on LinkedIn Violate a Non-Compete Agreement?
    Today, I am re-posting a blog post of a colleague of mine (with his permission) that I found to be particularly interesting and relevant for those of you who are looking to leave your present employers to start your own businesses or to just…
Rank this Week: 2235

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Apr 16

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

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

    Federal Circuit Find Fractures in Roche Boniva Patent

    Federal Circuit Find Fractures in Roche Boniva Patent
    In Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc. v. Apotex, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s summary judgment that two Roche Boniva patents are invalid as obvious. The conclusion of obviousness is not particularly remarkable based on the…
  • Apr 10

    The Complexities Of The USPTO Proposed Attributable Ownership Rule

    The Complexities Of The USPTO Proposed Attributable Ownership Rule
    The USPTO proposed attributable ownership rules would require the public disclosure of the “attributable owner” of patent applications and patents. As discussed in this article, the proposed definition of  “attributable…
Rank this Week: 1782

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 4700

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Apr 16

    Texas Bar Journal features Marshall lawyer

    Texas Bar Journal features Marshall lawyer
    I am remiss in not posting on this sooner, but for some reason the first half of April is always busy. One of the new features we've added to the Texas Bar Journal in recent months is the "In Recess"...
  • Apr 16

    "Creating a Paper-Less Law Office" - seminar presentation to NTAP

    "Creating a Paper-Less Law Office" - seminar presentation to NTAP
    I will be presenting a one-hour seminar on "Creating a Paper-Less Law Office" at today's gathering of Northeast Texas Association of Paralegals at the Summit Club at 3700 Judson Road, Longview, TX 75605. Since the attendees have been promised…
  • Apr 16

    Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint for Failure to State a Claim Granted

    Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint for Failure to State a Claim Granted
    Jones v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, 4:13-CV-559 (4/10/14) Judge: Ron Clark / Amos Mazzant Holding: Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint for Failure to State a Claim Granted Another foreclosure case.…
Rank this Week: 195

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

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

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

    Canine Genetic Testing Patent Dispute Settled

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

    USPTO Issues Design Patent No. 700,000

    USPTO Issues Design Patent No. 700,000
    The Department of Commerce recently had a ceremony at Langdon Education Campus in Washington, DC, commemorating the issuance of the 700,000th design patent (see main image to the left). The design patent, titled Hand-held learning apparatus,…
  • Apr 8

    Three Things from SCOTUS Oral Argument in Alice v. CLS Bank

    Three Things from SCOTUS Oral Argument in Alice v. CLS Bank
    On Monday, March 31, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held oral arguments in the much-anticipated software battle between patentee Alice Corporation, the petitioner, and CLS Bank, the respondent who was victorious below thanks to an…
Rank this Week: 700

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • Apr 16

    Flying Fairy Toys Engaged In Copyright And Trade Dress Infringement Lawsuit

    Flying Fairy Toys Engaged In Copyright And Trade Dress Infringement Lawsuit
    Flying toy manufacturer, Spin Master, is suing its former technology company and its new business affiliates for allegedly infringing Spin Master’s Flutterbye flying toy fairy’s copyrights and trade dress by selling the competing Starfly…
  • Apr 9

    Mickey Mouse May Sue DJ Deadmau5 Over Mouse-Head Trademark Application

    Mickey Mouse May Sue DJ Deadmau5 Over Mouse-Head Trademark Application
    Disney’s trademark attorneys sought an extension of time at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial & Appeal Board while they review their options in legally challenging DJ Deadmau5’s application to register his…
  • Apr 3

    Presenting At Bridgeport's Trade Secret Seminar

    Presenting At Bridgeport's Trade Secret Seminar
    I have the pleasure of speaking tomorrow at Bridgeport Continuing Education's trade secret seminar, "Prosecuting and Defending Corporate Raiding, Customer Trade Secret, & Employee Mobility Cases." For a list of the distinguished…
Rank this Week: 158

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

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

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Apr 16

    Industry Updates from WIPO’s PCT Newsletter

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

    Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

    Friday Foreign Filing Roundup
    Sit back in the saddle and put on your spectacles... it's round up time! The US Department of Commerce's USPTO announced the creation of a new Office of International Patent Cooperation (OIPC), led by Mark Powell.  Read more. More news…
  • Apr 9

    inovia Travels: PCT Learning Center

    inovia Travels: PCT Learning Center
    This week, inovia traveled to Houston, TX for two seminars presented by the PCT Learning Center.  This organization gives patent professionals the tools and information to more proficiently navigate the Patent Cooperation Treaty…
Rank this Week: 1695

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 4584

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Apr 16

    The Importance of IT Contract Review

    The Importance of IT Contract Review
    Technology is increasingly becoming an essential component of all industries. This is especially true for the health care industry. As health care providers continue to increase their use of technology, they are asked more and more frequently…
  • Apr 9

    Provisional Patent Application

    Provisional Patent Application
    I get a lot of questions from clients about “provisional patents." Let me just start this blog by clarifying once and for all that there is no such thing as a “provisional patent” anywhere in the Patent Act. However, since…
  • Apr 2

    Bitcoin Update

    Bitcoin Update
    The IRS has warned that virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, are to be treated as property and not as currency for tax purposes. Read this latest Bitcoin update on our tax blog. Want to learn more about Bitcoin? Check out this blog post from…
Rank this Week: 3686

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Apr 16

    LAW À LA MODE - SPRING EDITION 2014

    LAW À LA MODE - SPRING EDITION 2014
    DLA Piper's Fashion, Retail, and Design Group is pleased to present Law à la Mode, a quarterly legal magazine distributed to industry clients and friends around the world-from high street retailers and department stores to luxury…
  • Apr 7

    INTA 2014: DLA Piper's Guide to Hong Kong

    INTA 2014: DLA Piper's Guide to Hong Kong
      Steeped in history and rich in culture, Hong Kong is where East truly meets West. The result... one of the most unique, vibrant, dynamic and diverse places on earth! Download DLA Piper's Guide to Hong Kong Steeped in history and…
  • Apr 4

    U.S. Copyright Office Calls For Public Comment on Music Licensing

    U.S. Copyright Office Calls For Public Comment on Music Licensing
    By Matt Ganas and Sam Churney As part of a concerted effort to assess the effectiveness of existing methods of licensing music, the US Copyright Office has published a request in the Federal Register for public comment on a number of…
Rank this Week: 1366

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 1500

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Apr 16

    The CopyKat - hoping to find a new public

    The CopyKat - hoping to find a new public
    It seems that 84% of all the content Spanish internet users consumed in 2013 was - well - illegal. The statistics come from a new report from a coalition of music, film, publishing and gaming firms who will no doubt be looking for the Spanish…
  • Apr 11

    External competence to negotiate copyright protection treaties: who can do it for the EU?

    External competence to negotiate copyright protection treaties: who can do it for the EU?
    Case C‑114/12 European Commission v Council of the European Union nearly escaped this blogger's attention completely, since there was no obvious giveaway in the title of this case to suggest that it had anything to do with copyright.…
  • Apr 10

    Private copying of unlawful reproductions: CJEU says "no!"

    Private copying of unlawful reproductions: CJEU says "no!"
    This morning the Court of Justice of the European Union gave judgment in Case C-435/12 ACI Adam BV and Others v Stichting de Thuiskopie, Stichting Onderhandelingen Thuiskopie vergoeding. The judgment is so far available in just five official…
Rank this Week: 4581

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 427

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    A Perfect Day for Banana Hockey? Patenting a New Sport

    A Perfect Day for Banana Hockey? Patenting a New Sport
    Dear Rich: Is there anything patentable or copyrightable in the equipment, rules or jargon for a new sport? Say I’ve created “Banana Hockey,” which involves skating on banana peels instead of ice, specifies using fresh…
  • Apr 15

    Will They Got Mad if We Argue Fair Use?

    Will They Got Mad if We Argue Fair Use?
    Dear Rich: If we buy half a dozen of photos from a photo agency, let’s call it XYZ images, and discover that other photos which we obtained from out-of-business newspaper archives (sold on eBay) are credited to a Now Defunct News…
  • Apr 14

    Can I Reproduce Article About Myself?

    Can I Reproduce Article About Myself?
    Dear Rich: I am a realtor and am creating a web page of myself with the listings that I have. I wanted to know if I can use articles that have been published about myself as well as photos of me taken by several newspapers, magazines etc. In…
Rank this Week: 451

Orange County Trademark Attorney

Orange County Trademark Attorney

Covers trademark litigation, infringement, and registration. By Mandour & Associates APC.

http://www.orangecountytrademarkattorney.pro/
  • Apr 16

    Google Runs into Trouble in Attempt to Secure Trademark Protection for "Glass"

    Google Runs into Trouble in Attempt to Secure Trademark Protection for "Glass"
    Orange County - There has been no smooth sailing so far for Google in its push to get the word "Glass" registered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as a federally protected trademark. While the company obtained…
  • Feb 13

    Big Money at Stake Over "12th Man" Trademark in Football

    Big Money at Stake Over "12th Man" Trademark in Football
    Orange County - Lately, it has been hard to miss the reigning Superbowl Champion Seattle Seahawks' "12th Man" signs, banners and cheers across TV, the internet, and social media. Popular as it may be, the term famously associated with the…
  • Jan 10

    Ford and Tesla Clash Over "Model E" Trademark

    Ford and Tesla Clash Over "Model E" Trademark
    Orange County - Two of the world's most well known car manufacturers are going head to head over the trademark right to the name "Model E." Records on file with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) show that on August 5,…
Rank this Week: 2847

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

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

    Google Runs into Trouble in Attempt to Secure Trademark Protection for "Glass"

    Google Runs into Trouble in Attempt to Secure Trademark Protection for "Glass"
    IPNews® - Tech giant Google has faced an uphill battle in obtaining trademark protection over the word "Glass" for its next big product. The Silicon Valley powerhouse filed a response to the USPTO's sweeping refusal of the GLASS trademark…
  • Apr 8

    USPTO Throws Out Most of Zillow's "Z-Estimate" Patent Claim

    USPTO Throws Out Most of Zillow's "Z-Estimate" Patent Claim
    IPNews® - It was bad news for Zillow recently as the patent for its home valuation estimator was severely whittled down by the USPTO, which found the majority of its claims unpatentable. The  U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board made…
  • Apr 3

    Manziel Scores Trademark Rights to "Johnny Football"

    Manziel Scores Trademark Rights to "Johnny Football"
    IPNews® - The USPTO has denied an investment firm's trademark application for "Johnny Football," paving the way for Johnny Football himself to use the name. Johnny Manziel, winner of the 2012 Heisman Trophy , is seeking to federally…
Rank this Week: 931

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

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

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1534

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Ignorance not Bliss – Avoiding liability for infringing pay-per-click advertising activity

    Ignorance not Bliss – Avoiding liability for infringing pay-per-click advertising activity
    Often, businesses treat intellectual property just as something they need to own and register, without giving enough thought to the risk of infringement.  Even where the risk of infringement is considered, business owners don’t…
  • Feb 25

    European Trademark

    European Trademark
    If you are doing business in a number of different European countries then, rather than registering your trademarks in each jurisdiction separately, you will likely apply for protection at the European level.  This enables you,…
  • Jan 27

    European Trademark Office rules Pinterest doesn’t own rights to its name

    European Trademark Office rules Pinterest doesn’t own rights to its name
    Social networking giant Pinterest lost its trademark battle against Premium Interest, a London-based news aggregation start-up, following a ruling by the European Commission Office for Harmonisation of the Internal Market (OHIM). The…
Rank this Week: 2525

Andrew P. Lahser's Patent Blog

Andrew P. Lahser's Patent Blog

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

http://lahserpatent.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2327