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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/
  • Aug 3

    Now, Can I Use "Happy Birthday" in My Movie?

    Now, Can I Use "Happy Birthday" in My Movie?
    Dear Rich: I made a mini-doc and there's a segment where people sing "Happy Birthday" at a retirement home. Based on what I read the song is in the public domain. Can you verify?No court has yet ruled that "Happy Birthday" is in the…
  • Jul 29

    Do I Lose All Rights When I Blog?

    Do I Lose All Rights When I Blog?
    Dear Rich, I was recently accepted as a writer for a major national syndicate of blogs covering sports teams. This company does not have a physically-signed document per article as is traditional with journals, to clearly state a…
  • Jul 27

    Will an LLC Shield Me From Copyright and Trademark Lawsuit?

    Will an LLC Shield Me From Copyright and Trademark Lawsuit?
    Dear Rich: I'm attempting to get licensing from several professional and collegiate sports associations, I've received licensing for some but not all and plan to sell, or would like to sell, product before all are in place. The copyright…
Rank this Week: 472

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: 1479

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Photo finish: allegedly unauthorized (c) sublicensing isn't false designation of origin

    Photo finish: allegedly unauthorized (c) sublicensing isn't false designation of origin
    Photographic Illustrators Corp. v. Orgill, Inc., 2015 WL 4572296, No. 14-11818 (D. Mass. July 29, 2015) PIC specializes in commercial photography.  It took photos of lighting fixtures manufactured by nonparty OSI.  Defendants…
  • Aug 3

    Plaintiff fails to hit one out of the park with false advertising claim as substitute for TM

    Plaintiff fails to hit one out of the park with false advertising claim as substitute for TM
    Parks, LLC v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2015 WL 4545408, No. 5:15–cv–00946 (E.D. Pa. July 28, 2015)  Parks sells sausage and other processed meats; its origin is in the H.G. Parks Sausage Company, known for the first…
  • Jul 31

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market
    Provident Precious Metals, LLC v. Northwest Territorial Mint, LLC, 2015 WL 4522923, No. 3:13–CV–02942 (N.D. Tex. July 27, 2015) Interesting TM/copyright case that straddles the boundaries of so-called aesthetic and…
Rank this Week: 68

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Middle District of Florida Releases New Discovery Handbook

    Middle District of Florida Releases New Discovery Handbook
    The Handbook on Civil Discovery Practice has been revised (dated June 5, 2015).  You may download a copy here.  (You may receive a printed copy at the Intake counter in each divisional Clerk's office.)  It's a good idea to take…
  • Jun 28

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

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

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

    Are the Kardashians' European Activities Beyond The Reach of a U.S. Court?
    Nope.Lee Tillett owns U.S. Trademark No. 4079066 for KROMA in connection with cosmetics.  Tillett exclusively licensed the mark to Kroma Makeup EU, LLC ("Kroma EU") granting Kroma EU the right to import, distribute, and sell products…
Rank this Week: 2254

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Aug 3

    Forget Bitcoin, the blockchain is where it’s at

    Forget Bitcoin, the blockchain is where it’s at
    My scepticism towards Bitcoin is well-documented. While I really like the idea of decentralized payment systems and cryptocurrencies, the current implementation of Bitcoin has too many question marks for my liking. While the BTC exchange rate…
  • Jul 27

    Whatever happened to the Long Tail?

    Whatever happened to the Long Tail?
    If you have been interested in the evolution of digital content, you may remember the Long Tail. This was a theory that saw life as an article by Chris Anderson in Wired magazine, and then as a hit book released in 2006. The theory states…
  • Jul 21

    Do androids dream of electric copyright? Ownership of Deep Dream image

    Do androids dream of electric copyright? Ownership of Deep Dream image
    You may have come across Deep Dream, a visualization tool by Google that uses artificial intelligence to create unique, bizarre, and sometimes unsettling images. Deep Dream is an open source program that uses an artificial neural network to…
Rank this Week: 333

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 3

    FCC Proposes to Revamp Equipment Authorization Rules, Again

    FCC Proposes to Revamp Equipment Authorization Rules, Again
    Changes will update policies and procedures to accommodate developing technologies. Among the FCC’s many functions is one known to a small community of technical experts – and, of course, CommLawBlog readers: the equipment…
  • Aug 2

    Update: Last of the New E911 Rules Now in Effect

    Update: Last of the New E911 Rules Now in Effect
    Back in February the FCC released its new E911 standards designed to improve E911 location capability. As we reported in March, most of those new standards were to take effect in April … except for a small handful that happened to be…
  • Jul 29

    Update: Media Bureau Suspends Deadlines for Comments on Proposed Reservation of UHF Channel Space for Unlicensed Use, Wireless Mic

    Update: Media Bureau Suspends Deadlines for Comments on Proposed Reservation of UHF Channel Space for Unlicensed Use, Wireless Mic
    Last month we reported on the Commission’s proposal to preserve vacant UHF TV channel space in every geographic area of the country for use by unlicensed TV white space devices and wireless microphones. The deadlines for comments on the…
Rank this Week: 880

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: 309

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 2

    Coverage of #sandtondiscussion takes a…

    Coverage of #sandtondiscussion takes a break this weekAfro Leo's coverage of #sandtondiscussion takes a break this week. We will be with you again 9:00 CAT next Monday. Have a great week!
  • Jul 29

    HOT OFF THE PRESS: SA Copyright Amendment Bill published for comment

    HOT OFF THE PRESS: SA Copyright Amendment Bill published for comment
    In what will come as a surprise to many, the South African Department of Trade and Industry has just published the Copyright Amendment Bill 2015 for public comment. The Bill is clearly informed by…
  • Jul 26

    Cape High Court Domain Name Decision in #SandtonDiscussion today

    Cape High Court Domain Name Decision in #SandtonDiscussion today
    This morning's discussion at 9am CAT is the recent decision of the Western Cape High Court in matter between Fairhaven Country Estate and Shaun Harris over various domain names. The case is neatly summarised here by Caroline, and the…
Rank this Week: 1451

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Aug 2

    Inventorship, Ownership Issues Cause Dismissal of Suit

    Inventorship, Ownership Issues Cause Dismissal of Suit
    On July 22, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland dismissed a long standing patent infringement suit brought by StemCells, Inc. against Neuralstem, Inc., on the ground that all those with an ownership interest in the…
  • Jun 29

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Another Diagnostic Patent

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

    Will Personalized Medicine Survive Alternative Payment Models?

    Will Personalized Medicine Survive Alternative Payment Models?
    There is no doubt that health care costs in the United States are rising. According to a recent study published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, personal health care expenditures in the United States totaled $2.5 trillion,…
Rank this Week: 2463

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 2

    T1871/13 : double protection par brevet

    T1871/13 : double protection par brevet
    La demande (une des 12 divisionnaires issues de EP1829222) avait été rejetée pour défaut de nouveauté. En recours, la Chambre décide que la revendication 1 n'est pas claire. Elle ajoute…
  • Jul 30

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Un fidèle lecteur me signale cette astucieuse invention: un dispositif intégré dans des toilettes permettant l'élimination de l'électricité statique de l'organisme. Revendication unique…
  • Jul 28

    T217/10 : requêtes subsidiaires non étayée

    T217/10 : requêtes subsidiaires non étayée
    La division d'opposition avait rejeté l'opposition, décision contre laquelle l'Opposante avait formé recours. Dans se réponse au mémoire de recours, la Titulaire a demandé le rejet du recours, et…
Rank this Week: 630

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

Cover IP procurement and enforcement in Australia. By Barry Eagar.

http://bazpat.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 2

    Exit Business Method Patent

    Exit Business Method Patent
    I've spent some time reviewing the latest material from the USPTO concerning subject matter eligibility. In case you want to have a look, here is the link: …
  • Jul 30

    European Claim Amendment

    European Claim Amendment
    Remember that in Europe, it is possible to use what could be regarded as ambiguous terms in claims. For example, words such as "optionally" and "or" can be used to reduce the number of claims to 15 or below.
  • Aug 31

    Eagar & Martin Launch

    Eagar & Martin Launch
    I'm delighted to announce the launch of Eagar & Martin! Please visit my new firm here: www.emip.com.au
Rank this Week: 2062

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
Rank this Week: 4475

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Aug 1

    Turf Wars! Why Owning a ‘Plant Patent’ Does Not Grant Control of the Variety Name

    Turf Wars! Why Owning a ‘Plant Patent’ Does Not Grant Control of the Variety Name
    ‘Sir Walter’ is a variety of buffalo grass that has proven to be extremely popular in Australia.  It was developed in around 1996 and is described as ‘a grass that was more resilient to disease, pests and fungus than…
  • Jul 26

    Judge in Australian ‘Software Patent’ Cases Has No Issue With Gaming Claim

    Judge in Australian ‘Software Patent’ Cases Has No Issue With Gaming Claim
    Australian Federal Court Justice John Nicholas has issued a decision in which he declares himself ‘satisfied’ that claims directed to the awarding of prizes by casino gaming machines satisfy the ‘manner of manufacture’…
  • Jul 11

    CRISPR – Will This Be the Last Great US Patent Interference?

    CRISPR – Will This Be the Last Great US Patent Interference?
    On 9 November 2014, Berkeley Professor of Chemistry Jennifer Doudna and her collaborator Emmanuelle Charpentier, currently at the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research in Germany, attended an awards ceremony at NASA’s Ames Research…
Rank this Week: 1181

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 1

    Internal Website Can Be a Trade Secret

    Internal Website Can Be a Trade Secret
    Allegations that a customer database and an inter-office call center website were trade secrets survived a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss in Capital Meats, Inc. v. The Meat Shoppe, LLC, Civil No. JFM-15-212 (D. Md. July 9, 2015). The court…
  • Jul 28

    Stay Granted Based on Inter Partes Review Petition Filed Four Months Before Patent Lawsuit

    Stay Granted Based on Inter Partes Review Petition Filed Four Months Before Patent Lawsuit
    Judge Gilstrap in the Eastern District of Texas has granted a defendant’s motion for a stay based on institution of an Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceeding.  MemSmart Semiconductor Corp. v. AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd., No.…
  • Jul 25

    Patent-Eligibility at the PTAB in Ex Parte Appeal

    Patent-Eligibility at the PTAB in Ex Parte Appeal
    Far from finding relief from an examiner’s patent-ineligibility rejection at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), patent applicants may find that ex parte appeals are their undoing.  A recent decision in an appeal filed in…
Rank this Week: 1523

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 1

    Some Reflections on Localism, Innovation, and Jim Bessen's New Book "Learning by Doing"

    Some Reflections on Localism, Innovation, and Jim Bessen's New Book "Learning by Doing"
    I highly recommend Jim Bessen's new book, Learning by Doing: The Real Connection Between Innovation, Wages and Wealth (2015), published by Yale University Press. I was lucky to present alongside Jim at Yale's…
  • Jul 30

    Kiesling & Silberg on Incentives for Rooftop Solar

    Kiesling & Silberg on Incentives for Rooftop Solar
    I've written about innovation policy experimentation and about incentives beyond IP, so I was interested in a new working paper posted by Lynne Kiesling and Mark Silberg, Regulation, Innovation, and Experimentation: The Case of Residential…
  • Jul 27

    Rachel Sachs & Becky Eisenberg on Incentives for Diagnostic Test

    Rachel Sachs & Becky Eisenberg on Incentives for Diagnostic Test
    I highly recommend two recently posted articles on declining innovation incentives for diagnostic tests, particularly due to changes in patentable subject matter doctrine. In Innovation Law and Policy: Preserving the Future of Personalized…
Rank this Week: 909

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/
  • Aug 1

    Right to be forgotten

    Right to be forgotten
    Le Palais Royal, Offices of the Conseil d'État. Author: Marie Lan Nguyen Source Wikipedia  On 12 June 2014 La Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL). the French data protection authority,…
  • Jul 31

    Copyright in Commissioned Works: Atelier Eighty Two Ltd v Kilnworx Climbing Centre CIC and Other

    Copyright in Commissioned Works: Atelier Eighty Two Ltd v Kilnworx Climbing Centre CIC and Other
    A question that I am often asked at pro bono IP clinics as well as in my practice is who owns the copyright in a commissioned work when the graphic or web designer or software house fall out with their customer. The basic principles were set…
  • Jul 28

    The BASCA Aftermath

    The BASCA Aftermath
    Jane Lambert In Judicial Review of the Copyright Exceptions: British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and Others v Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills 20 July 2015 I discussed the order by Mr…
Rank this Week: 1780

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jul 31

    TWiL 313: Just a DIY Bill

    TWiL 313: Just a DIY Bill
    Federal and state crowdfunding laws, Happy Birthday copyright, FTC says receiving freebies for your Instagram photo makes your post an ad and more! Photo credit: Chelsea Nesvig Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Jul 24

    TWiL 312: Neither Holy, Roman, Nor Empire

    TWiL 312: Neither Holy, Roman, Nor Empire
    DMCA, Ashley Madison hacked and user data leaked, delivery drones take off,  Apple Music and iCloud DRM. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of discussion points, TWiL on Friendfeed, TWiL on…
  • Jul 17

    TWiL 311: Risky Busine

    TWiL 311: Risky Busine
    Neil Young gave up on streaming music, more blurred lines for Pharrell and Robin Thicke, 3D printed guns, and marijuana use in Washington and Colorado. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of discussion points,…
Rank this Week: 298

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Air Jordan Grounded in China

    Air Jordan Grounded in China
    Michael Jordan is considered by many  to be the greatest basketball player of all time. Beyond his five MVP trophies and six NBA championship rings, however Jordan also was the one of the most widely marketed athletic personalities in…
  • Jul 28

    Fair Use and YouTube – a Creator’s Take

    Fair Use and YouTube – a Creator’s Take
    Scott Hervey, an entertainment attorney and shareholder with Weintraub Tobin, and Rian Bosak, VP of Network Operations with Fullscreen presented “Fair Use and YouTube – a Creator’s Take” to a packed house during VidCon…
  • Jul 24

    Will Lenz v. Universal Make Online Copyright Enforcement More Challenging for Copyright Owner

    Will Lenz v. Universal Make Online Copyright Enforcement More Challenging for Copyright Owner
    Pending before the 9th Circuit is a case which may change the landscape for online copyright protection. The case, Lenz v. Universal, may make it more difficult for copyright owners to protect against infringement in today’s environment…
Rank this Week: 871

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jul 31

    Publisher Fruitlessly Contests Stock Photo Company's Standing to Sue

    Publisher Fruitlessly Contests Stock Photo Company's Standing to Sue
    Minden Pictures is a stock photography company that also acts as a licensing agent for many photographers.  Minden considers itself “one of the world’s premium providers of wildlife and nature photos.”  Between…
  • Jul 24

    Joint Work Determination Does Not Exclude a Derivative Work Determination

    Joint Work Determination Does Not Exclude a Derivative Work Determination
    Dr. Ross W. Greene developed the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach, a method for treating children with explosive behaviors.  Greene wrote The Explosive Child, a book describing his methods.  Greene and Dr. J. Stuart Ablon…
  • Jul 17

    No Copyright Interest for Film Director's Contribution

    No Copyright Interest for Film Director's Contribution
    The Second Circuit faced a question of first impression:  May a contributor to a creative work whose contributions are inseparable from, and integrated into, the work maintain a copyright interest in his or her contributions alone? We…
Rank this Week: 963

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jul 31

    The Trademark of Friendship

    The Trademark of Friendship
    Southern girls are known for many things. Big hair, impeccable manners, and the ability to pull together a shower, tea, tailgate or dinner party at a moment’s notice, complete with delicious food and sweet tea. We also know the proper…
  • Jul 24

    Can I Resell That Knockoff Bag?

    Can I Resell That Knockoff Bag?
    Yard sale groups on Facebook are the new way to sell your gently used clothes, electronics and furniture without the hassle of actually setting up for a yard sale. They are usually setup by your city name, and you can find some pretty good…
  • Jul 17

    Top 5 Misconceptions Related to Creating a Brand or New Trademark

    Top 5 Misconceptions Related to Creating a Brand or New Trademark
    This past week I had the pleasure of speaking to the American Advertising Federation’s Jackson Chapter about intellectual property law for the creative professional. The audience was made up of advertising agencies, graphic designers…
Rank this Week: 4801

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jul 31

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/31/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/31/15
    Open Source Copyright Hub unveiled with ’90+ projects’ in the pipeline — The UK’s long-anticipated Copyright Hub officially launched this week. Andrew Orlowski explains, “The Hub aims to build rights-aware layers…
  • Jul 24

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/24/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/24/15
    The Anti-Commons Revisited — A common claim among IP academics is that IP rights like copyright suffer from anti-commons effects, where numerous and overlapping rights prevent transactions and innovation. Jonathan Barnett examines the…
  • Jul 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/17/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/17/15
    Now Hiring: Screenwriters — “When a writer types THE END, it is the beginning of a process that involves hundreds of jobs and services before the script even reaches the actual production stage. Staff at the Producer’s…
Rank this Week: 265

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
  • Jul 30

    WIPO patent studie

    WIPO patent studie
    WIPO has published 2 studies on inventive step and sufficiency of disclosure in patent laws.
  • Jul 29

    Sir Walter …

    Sir Walter …
    Yates J has upheld the Registrar’s refusal to register SIR WALTER for buffalo grass in class 31 on the grounds it lacked any capacity to distinguish and was not in fact distinctive.
  • Jun 21

    Are innovation patents going?

    Are innovation patents going?
    ACIP now recommends abolition of the innovation patent system
Rank this Week: 1194

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
Rank this Week: 899

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/
  • Jul 30

    Long-Term Care Planning, Part 2

    Long-Term Care Planning, Part 2
    Your Funding Options The first part of planning for long-term care is realizing that, a) most of us will need this kind of care for at least some time before we die and b) the cost of this care can be financially devastating for a family if…
  • Jul 19

    Long-Term Care Planning, Part 1

    Long-Term Care Planning, Part 1
    A Central Requirement Health care has been the topic of discussion lately, but the greatest threat to your financial health is long-term care. This is the kind of care you need if you are not able to perform normal daily activities (such as…
  • Jul 9

    The Final Step in the Estate Planning Process – A Family Meeting

    The Final Step in the Estate Planning Process – A Family Meeting
    The Final Step in the Estate Planning Process – A Family Meeting Possibly one of the most difficult steps in the estate planning process is the final step – to have a family meeting to discuss your wishes and instructions. Your…
Rank this Week: 3159

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Peace, Love, and . . . Trademarks?

    Peace, Love, and . . . Trademarks?
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In Juice Generation, Inc. v. GS Enterprises, LLC (Case No. 2014-1853), the Federal…
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte Rule Preventing Post-Expiration Patent Royaltie

    Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte Rule Preventing Post-Expiration Patent Royaltie
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In a 6-3 decision authored by Justice Kagan, the United States Supreme Court in…
  • Jun 3

    Pittsburgh Court Rules on Data Breach Class Claims – Denying Cause of Action

    Pittsburgh Court Rules on Data Breach Class Claims – Denying Cause of Action
    Posted By Henry M. Sneath, Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Breach Prevention and Response Team at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  hsneath@psmn.com or 412-288-4013 A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Judge…
Rank this Week: 1690

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

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

    Rapper and Mogul 50 Cent Files for Bankruptcy

    Rapper and Mogul 50 Cent Files for Bankruptcy
    50 Cent’s moniker has ceased being figurative— the rapper and business mogul has filed for bankruptcy in Connecticut’s Bankruptcy Court.Curtis James Jackson III, known by his stage name “50 Cent” or…
  • Jul 16

    Get the Fastest SCOTUS News Alerts, Such As the Court's Recent Same Sex Marriage Decision

    Get the Fastest SCOTUS News Alerts, Such As the Court's Recent Same Sex Marriage Decision
    On July 26, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that states must recognize same-sex marriage. The long awaited decision was 5-4, with Justice Kennedy casting the swing vote in favor of upholding same-sex unions. In his opinion for…
  • Jul 9

    How Can I Track Companies Being Sued?

    How Can I Track Companies Being Sued?
    Docket Alarm’s comprehensive platform has many tools to help you keep track of companies and their legal affairs.  For example, Docket Alarm’s email alert tool helps keep you informed of the latest litigation developments…
Rank this Week: 4872

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

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

    San Diego and Salt Lake Battle for Comic Con Trademark

    San Diego and Salt Lake Battle for Comic Con Trademark
    IPNews® - The trademark battle between San Diego Comic-Con and Salt Lake Comic Con is set to go to Federal Court. San Diego Comic-Con sued Salt Lake Comic Con on the grounds that the two names were too similar and likely to cause…
  • Jul 22

    Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement

    Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® - Blue Sphere, Inc. has sued Taylor Swift for using the trademark LUCKY 13 in relation to apparel among other goods.  Blue Sphere owns many LUCKY 13 trademarks and claims that Swift may have had prior knowledge of its…
  • Jul 14

    Redskins Lose Trademark Battle

    Redskins Lose Trademark Battle
    IPNews® - The Washington Redskins and the NFL lost a battle in court, resulting in six of the team’s Trademark registrations being cancelled. A district court ruled that six Redskins’ Trademark registrations are to be…
Rank this Week: 918

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 4355

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Trademark Registration Workshop for Blogger

    Trademark Registration Workshop for Blogger
    I’ve been on my soapbox for a while about the importance of registering your trademark if you have a blog. Even if your following is small, you want to stake a claim to your site’s name because if someone registers your name…
  • Jul 21

    Thoughts on the Ashley Madison Hacking

    Thoughts on the Ashley Madison Hacking
    I have had a lot of different thoughts about the recent hacking of the Ashley Madison website – both as a lawyer and as a person. Ashley Madison is a website geared towards helping people participate in infidelity. They apparently have…
  • Jul 16

    When “I’m Sorry” Isn’t Enough

    When “I’m Sorry” Isn’t Enough
    I’ve encountered a significant number of people in my short legal career who were under the impression that they could absolve themselves from legal wrongdoings by simply apologizing. Unfortunately for them, that is often not the case.…
Rank this Week: 1920

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    MBBP Client DraftKings Raises $300M in Funding

    MBBP Client DraftKings Raises $300M in Funding
    MBBP Client DraftKings, the leading provider of daily fantasy sports announced on Monday, that Fox Sports will provide about $150 million for an 11 percent stake in the company.  Other investors include the Kraft Group, Wellington…
  • Jul 7

    IC-DISC Structure Provides Permanent Tax Deferral for Exporter

    IC-DISC Structure Provides Permanent Tax Deferral for Exporter
    Exporters, are you taking full advantage of an important U.S. export incentive to achieve Federal income tax savings, known as the Interest Charge Domestic International Sale Corporation or “IC-DISC”? If not, this short but…
  • Jul 6

    Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open!

    Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open!
    Pitfalls, Perspectives and Possibilities of Angel Investments – Register Today! With the proliferation of angel groups in the Boston area over the past several years, it has become increasingly challenging for entrepreneurs to navigate…
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Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Marking the Death of Noírín Plunkett

    Marking the Death of Noírín Plunkett
    We are saddened by the loss of DRI founding member, open source guru and advocate for women in technology Noírín Plunkett. Noirín was one of the eight people who stood as the guarantors for Digital Rights Ireland at its…
  • Jul 13

    Eircode Launches with Privacy and Data Protection Issue

    Eircode Launches with Privacy and Data Protection Issue
    Today is the launch of eircode, Ireland’s new postcode system. From a technology and privacy perspective, there are potentially numerous benefits to adopting such a system in Ireland. A postcode should ensure that private mail gets…
  • Jul 9

    DRI is Seeking a Communications Coordinator

    DRI is Seeking a Communications Coordinator
    As part of our ongoing commitment to stablising DRI’s year to year planning, budgeting and communications, we’re looking to add a Communications Coordinator for a part time contractor role. If you or anyone you know might be…
Rank this Week: 1968

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Jul 30

    Going to Town on Warner/Chappell in the "Happy Birthday" case.

    Going to Town on Warner/Chappell in the "Happy Birthday" case.
    We've written about the Happy Birthday lawsuit here before.  Now it seems the case has reached a turning point -- a "smoking gun" has been found, thanks to research in the files of the pro-monopoly side, Warner/Chappell: a copy of the…
  • Feb 27

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.
    QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley did an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on Reddit today, for "Fair Use" Week: "Cartoonist, animator, and activist Nina Paley here to talk about making art and fair use!" She was joined by lawyer Sherwin Siy of Public…
  • Dec 31

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.
    Snowdrift.coop has been quietly building a platform for sustainably supporting libre digital works -- "a matching patronage system funding freely-licensed works", in their words.  Snowdrift is trying something different: instead of the…
Rank this Week: 590

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jul 29

    Patent drafting tip: Explain criticality of claimed range

    Patent drafting tip: Explain criticality of claimed range
    Bottom line: When filing a patent application directed to pharmaceuticals, compositions, processes or the like that include ranges (i.e., percentages, quantities or temperature ranges) in the claims, an important patent drafting tip is to…
  • Jul 21

    Patent royalties not due for activities after patent expiration

    Patent royalties not due for activities after patent expiration
    Bottom line: Patent royalties based on activities after a licensed patent has expired is per se unlawful.  Kimble v. Marvel (S. Ct. 2015).  This rule is effective even if the parties did not know about the rule when they entered…
  • Jul 15

    Some diagnostic tests are not eligible for patent protection

    Some diagnostic tests are not eligible for patent protection
    Bottom line: Although the following patent case relating to eligibility of patent protection is set within the medical diagnostic realm, it may potentially be applicable to other technological areas.  Diagnostic tests for detecting a…
Rank this Week: 2046

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Jul 29

    Introducing: Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board!

    Introducing: Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board!
    And just like that the Washington State Liquor Control Board has become the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. Here’s Reiser Legal’s warm welcome to the agency we know and love, under a fresh new moniker. I suppose…
  • Jul 16

    Can a Washington brewery make cider or mead? Can a Washington winery make beer?

    Can a Washington brewery make cider or mead? Can a Washington winery make beer?
    Breweries make beer. Wineries make wine (or, under their license, other emerging products such as cider and mead). But what about the reverse? Can a Washington brewery produce wine, cider, and mead? Or, can a Washington winery produce beer?…
  • May 28

    TTB Brewer’s Bond Amount: How Much of a Bond Does a Brewery Need?

    TTB Brewer’s Bond Amount: How Much of a Bond Does a Brewery Need?
    What TTB brewer’s bond amount does a brewery need? Learn the essentials—calculating the right brewer’s bond amount, and choosing the right kind of bond. What brewer’s bond amount does a brewery need? It’s a…
Rank this Week: 1960

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers copyright and intellectual property law. By the Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC.

http://www.photoattorney.com/
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Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
Rank this Week: 340

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/
  • Jul 29

    BUBBLE GENIUS LLC v. Smith, CD Cal – Personal Jurisdiction

    BUBBLE GENIUS LLC v. Smith, CD Cal – Personal Jurisdiction
    BUBBLE GENIUS LLC v. Smith, Dist. Court, CD California 2015 – Google Scholar: CD Cal declines to exercise personal jurisdiction over Queens, NY business that allegedly ships into California but has no other contacts.
  • Jul 27

    Glick v. Townsend, Dist. Court, D. Montana 2015

    Glick v. Townsend, Dist. Court, D. Montana 2015
    Somewhat odd fact pattern from D Montana.  Allegations that plaintiff assisted defendant in a re-write of a novel (unpublished) and didn’t credit plaintiff with the creation of the book title. Glick v. Townsend, Dist. Court, D.…
  • Jul 27

    Doobie v Doobie Decimal

    Doobie v Doobie Decimal
    Courthouse News Service:    Doobie Brothers Corp. and Doobro Entertainment on Friday sued Roger McNamee and Jason Crosby, who perform under the name Doobie Decimal System, a classic-rock cover band.
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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
  • Jul 28

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All
    You probably have sung “Happy Birthday [to You]” countless times. This post is about a company that has been collecting royalties from that song and the possibility that those royalties soon may stop. In 1893, sisters Mildred Jane…
  • Jun 24

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM
    This post about email harvesting being a violation of CAN-SPAM is based on an answer to a Quora question that I provided. (Please see Is email harvesting illegal? ) Definitions: Email Harvesting and CAN-SPAM Email harvesting is the process by…
  • Jun 11

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated
    Several years ago, I wrote about the FTC Endorsement Guides. (These are known more formally as the Federal Trade Commission Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.) This post discusses a recent update to the…
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Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
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Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    U.S. Copyright Office proposes changes to Copyright Act

    U.S. Copyright Office proposes changes to Copyright Act
    Recently, the United States Copyright Office issued a report regarding proposed changes to the Copyright Act in relation to Orphan Works and Mass Digitization.[1] The term Orphan Works refers to works where the copyright owner cannot be…
  • Jul 27

    Laches or delay in filing a lawsuit in the context of Intellectual Property law

    Laches or delay in filing a lawsuit in the context of Intellectual Property law
    The legal term Laches is often used to describe a potential defense that a person being sued can assert. Laches encompasses the situation where a Plaintiff has delayed in bringing a lawsuit for an unreasonably long period of time. In some…
  • Jul 21

    Short Circuit: Payday for Infringer

    Short Circuit: Payday for Infringer
    In 1996, an amateur artist named Frederick Bouchat designed a logo for the Baltimore Ravens that the club later adopted as a team symbol without his awareness.  The infringing symbol then appeared on Ravens merchandise sold at home…
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In Between Cases

In Between Cases

Covers copyright, fair use, and sometimes trademark. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • Jul 27

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  • May 10

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client
    Teaser Article Quote: “While there is certainly something more admirable, and typically less noxious, about those who innovate ideas and services than those who place bets and structure deals, let’s call it what it is. No matter…
  • Mar 23

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage
    “There is sufficient evidence from which a reasonable juror could conclude that Kleiner Perkins engaged in intentional gender discrimination, that Kleiner Perkins acted with malice, fraud or oppression,” wrote Judge Harold Kahn.…
Rank this Week: 494

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/
  • Jul 27

    25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

    25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Guest Blog by Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Bismarck Myrick At the United States Patent and Trademark Office, (USPTO) we derive our strength from the vast array of backgrounds and experiences of our…
  • Jul 20

    Joint Communique Between U.S. and Brazil on Patent Work Sharing

    Joint Communique Between U.S. and Brazil on Patent Work Sharing
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter Under the U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue IPR working group, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Brazilian National Institute of…
  • Jul 14

    USPTO Offering Expedited Patent Appeal

    USPTO Offering Expedited Patent Appeal
    Guest Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Russ Slifer The USPTO recently launched a new pilot program that will allow appellants with multiple ex parte appeals pending before…
Rank this Week: 2059

TechLawBlog

TechLawBlog

Covers technology, social media and intellectual property issues. By Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek.

http://www.whdlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jul 27

    What is Patent Post Grant Review and Why Use It?

    What is Patent Post Grant Review and Why Use It?
     Post Grant Review (PGR) is a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proceeding where a third party can challenge a granted America Invents Act (AIA) patent. To be eligible for PGR, a patent must contain a claim with an effective…
  • Jul 15

    Post Grant Review Trumps Reissue

    Post Grant Review Trumps Reissue
    Patentee Leachman Cattle of Colorado (Leachman) filed a reissue application requesting reissue of USP 8,660,888 on Oct. 16, 2014. Thirty-six days later, American Simmental Association (American Simmental) filed a petition for Post Grant…
  • Jun 23

    PTAB Issues First Two Decisions to Institute Post Gran Review on Same Day

    PTAB Issues First Two Decisions to Institute Post Gran Review on Same Day
    The America Invents Act (AIA) created the Post Grant Review (PGR) proceeding before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). PGR is a USPTO proceeding to review the validity of a granted AIA patent…
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Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

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

    Someone Stole My Song! Consider the Blurred Lines Decision

    Someone Stole My Song! Consider the Blurred Lines Decision
    I get calls from artists telling me that they’ve made a recording of one of their songs and have let others hear it. Then, one day they hear something on the radio by a popular artist that is remarkably similar to their song. What do…
  • Jun 28

    “The Voice” Mutes Voice

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

    How To Reduce Your Licensing Fees to PRO

    How To Reduce Your Licensing Fees to PRO
    We’ve previously discussed the necessity of club owners and restaurateur to pay the Performing Rights Organizations (“PROs”) for use of live and recorded music. So, if you’re not licensing the music, what can you do…
Rank this Week: 4236

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/
  • Jul 26

    How To Avoid The Supplemental Register If The Mark Consists Of A Surname

    How To Avoid The Supplemental Register If The Mark Consists Of A Surname
    Under Section 2(e)4 of the Trademark Act a mark that is primarily merely a surname can not be registered on the Principal Register absent a showing of acquired distinctiveness under Section 2(f) of the Trademark Act. See Suisman, Shapiro,…
  • Jul 3

    A Trademark Victory For The Yankee

    A Trademark Victory For The Yankee
    Since 2009 the Yankees have been fighting to block several trademarks that were intended to parody two of their own trademarks and on May 8, 2015 they succeeded. IET Products and Services Inc. (“Applicant”) filed two applications…
  • Jun 19

    The Federal Circuit Vacates And Remands The Board’s Refusal To Register PRETZEL CRISPS

    The Federal Circuit Vacates And Remands The Board’s Refusal To Register PRETZEL CRISPS
    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) vacated and remanded the matter of Princeton Vanguard, LLC vs. Frito-Lay North America, Inc. No. 2014-1517 (Fed. Cir. May 15, 2015) back to the Trademark Trial and Appeal…
Rank this Week: 4424