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Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Feb 25

    Which Was Dumber–Trash-Talking Tweeting, Or The Decision To Prosecute For It?

    Which Was Dumber–Trash-Talking Tweeting, Or The Decision To Prosecute For It?
    Robert Metzinger made the following four tweets during the 2013 World Series in St. Louis: Going to be tailgating with a #PressureCooker during games 3-4-5 in #STL during #WorldSeries. #STLStrong #GoCards #postseason from Springfield, MO.…
  • Feb 25

    Blogiversary Bonus! A Video Interview About the Blog

    Blogiversary Bonus! A Video Interview About the Blog
    Earlier this month, we celebrated the blog’s 10 year anniversary. In preparation for the anniversary, my RA Addam suggested making a video to help celebrate. After all, we don’t normally generate video content, so I thought it…
  • Feb 24

    The “Browsewrap”/”Clickwrap” Distinction Is Falling Apart

    The “Browsewrap”/”Clickwrap” Distinction Is Falling Apart
    It is somewhat surprising that, in 2015, courts are still hashing out online consumer contract formation issues. After all, the seminal case, Specht v. Netscape, was decided over a dozen years ago. Yet, a few recent cases show that…
Rank this Week: 104

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    UDRP expenses count as injury for purposes of TM case

    UDRP expenses count as injury for purposes of TM case
    Migliore & Associates, LLC v. Kentuckiana Reporters, LLC, No. 3:13–CV–315, 2015 WL 730058 (W.D. Ky. Feb. 19, 2015) Note: a genuine pleasure to read! Thank you, Judge Heyburn. Migliore, a court reporter, sued Kentuckiana…
  • Feb 25

    Irreparable harm teleseminar: rescheduled for March 6

    Irreparable harm teleseminar: rescheduled for March 6
    Via the ABA Antitrust Section: Please click on the link below to register for a timely lunchtime teleseminar where our panel of experts will address the status of “irreparable harm” in Lanham Act false advertising…
  • Feb 25

    kitsch doesn't violate the right of publicity

    kitsch doesn't violate the right of publicity
    Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development v. Target Corp., No. 2:13-CV-817 (M.D. Ala. Feb. 9, 2015) The Parks Institute, a 501(c)(3) corporation, “owns the name and likeness of the late Rosa Parks,” an icon of the…
Rank this Week: 69

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Feb 25

    Faust – Graffiti Art

    Faust – Graffiti Art
    For centuries, graffiti has been viewed as controversial, regarded by some as an important practice of intermingling art with the public, and regarded by others as a defacement of public space.  In New York City, a new artist who is…
  • Feb 16

    Orlando Arocena – Vector Art

    Orlando Arocena – Vector Art
    Orlando Arocena is a Mexican-Cuban-American illustrator who creates vibrant vector art.  His graphics infuse modern techniques with pop culture references and traditional Latino folk art influences.  This juxtaposition crafts into…
  • Feb 13

    Ricardo Gonzalez – Typography

    Ricardo Gonzalez – Typography
    “It’s a living is a design initiative where creativity & passion is a life style. That’s why it’s a living.” – Ricardo Gonzalez Typography is more than just choosing the font for letters and characters…
Rank this Week: 4506

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 444

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/
  • Feb 25

    Do We Need Formal Contract for Private School Permission?

    Do We Need Formal Contract for Private School Permission?
    Dear Rich: I work for a fully online private school and am seeking permission to use images, videos, and links within the course. Do I need to have a formal contract with a signature confirming that permission is granted to use the item, or…
  • Feb 23

    Can I Make "Night of the Living Dead" Action Figures?

    Can I Make "Night of the Living Dead" Action Figures?
    Dear Rich: Night of the Living Dead (the original film by George A Romero) is in the public domain. However someone trademarked Night of the Living Dead for action figures (all the information is below). If I wanted to manufacture action…
  • Feb 16

    Pre-roll Ads and Publicity Right

    Pre-roll Ads and Publicity Right
    Dear Rich: Our company post news interviews online. Does the fact that we're using pre-roll ads require us to get waivers from our interview subjects? Whether you need to obtain a waiver/release depends on why you want to use a…
Rank this Week: 466

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    The NORTH STAR Guides One to Trademark Issue

    The NORTH STAR Guides One to Trademark Issue
    Minnesota is known as the North Star State – L’Étoile du Nord.  The state of hipsters, unique dining experiences, bitter cold winters, gorgeous summer nights, and fantastic craft brewers also has an impressive craft…
  • Feb 24

    Trademarks That Violate Public Policy

    Trademarks That Violate Public Policy
    As our friend John Welch reported last week,  the place to be on March 10, 2015, is Washington, D.C., at the 25th Annual “PTO Day,” sponsored by the Intellectual Property Owners Association: John will be part of the panel…
  • Feb 23

    Super Mario in a 3D Printed World

    Super Mario in a 3D Printed World
    - Derek Mathers, Business Development Manager, Worrell                     We are at the brink of a very interesting paradigm shift in economic and legal history, where the fabrication of…
Rank this Week: 199

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
Rank this Week: 270

12:01 Tuesday

12:01 Tuesday

Examines recently issued patents and interesting trends from the USPTO. By Aaron R. Feigelson.

http://www.1201tuesday.com/1201_tuesday/
  • Feb 24

    Alice Flyover

    Alice Flyover
    Alice Lesson #14: If possible, add an airplane to your claims. U.S. Patent No. 8,965,812 Evaluating commodity conditions using aerial image data Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Co. Issued: February 24, 2015 1. A method for evaluating the…
  • Feb 10

    Wonderland

    Wonderland
  • Feb 7

    Wait One Day, Lose Two Days! Not Free!

    Wait One Day, Lose Two Days! Not Free!
    Today brings the best teaching example I've seen on the importance of promptly responding to Office Actions. Every patent practitioner knows that there are statutory periods to respond to USPTO Office Actions. Typically, they are six…
Rank this Week: 1819

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
Rank this Week: 1197

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Pouvoir discrétionnaire selon la R.137(3) CBE

    Pouvoir discrétionnaire selon la R.137(3) CBE
    Dans deux affaires récentes, la Chambre de recours a estimé que la division d'examen n'avait pas correctement exercé son pouvoir discrétionnaire en refusant l'admission de nouvelles requêtes sur le fondement…
  • Feb 22

    T94/12 : référence aux figures dans une revendication

    T94/12 : référence aux figures dans une revendication
    Le brevet avait pour objet un couvercle pour batteries d'accumulateurs. La (longue) revendication 1 proposée en recours contenait en dernière caractéristique le fait que "le labyrinthe défini dans la chambre…
  • Feb 15

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Une belle invention brevetée en 1900. Qu'en pensent les cyclistes ?     Le blog prend une semaine de vacances.  
Rank this Week: 620

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Feb 24

    23andMe gets FDA Approval to Market Genetic Test for Bloom’s Syndrome

    23andMe gets FDA Approval to Market Genetic Test for Bloom’s Syndrome
    On February 19, the FDA permitted the marketing of 23andMe’s direct-to-consumer genetic carrier test for Bloom Syndrome. 23andMe is a genetic testing company based in Silicon Valley and backed by Google. This development is exciting for…
  • Feb 24

    Martian Law: The Next Great Space Adventure

    Martian Law: The Next Great Space Adventure
    If you are unfamiliar with the Dutch non-profit Mars One, then the first line of their mission statement should tell you all that you need to know to become more interested. “It is Mars One’s goal to establish a human settlement…
  • Feb 23

    Tesla Motor’s Government Income

    Tesla Motor’s Government Income
    Tesla Motors has been in the foreground of the auto industry in recent years due to its innovative all-electric cars. Many commentators exclaim these cars to be the future of automobiles. Currently, the company offers two models for purchase,…
Rank this Week: 1800

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Feb 24

    Katy Perry Files Trademark for "Left Shark"

    Katy Perry Files Trademark for "Left Shark"
    IPNews® - The battle over “Left Shark” is not over as Katy Perry’s lawyers have moved the scuffle into the realm of Trademarks. The battle over the Super Bowl’s “Left Shark” did not end once copyright…
  • Feb 19

    China Fines Qualcomm And Demands Patent Re-licensing

    China Fines Qualcomm And Demands Patent Re-licensing
    IPNews® - Qualcomm was recently fined $975 million for being in violation of China’s anti-monopoly law related to patent licensing. As the primary producer of smartphone chips and related technology, Qualcomm allegedly abused its…
  • Feb 13

    Who Owns The Copyright To Left Shark?

    Who Owns The Copyright To Left Shark?
    IPNews® - A legal debate over copyright ownership of the dancing “Left Shark” from the Super Bowl half time show has gone viral.    Katy Perry’s alleged ownership over her half-time shark intellectual property…
Rank this Week: 923

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/
  • Feb 24

    About that Verdict...

    About that Verdict...
    USEI v. TI, 6:11cv491 (2/19/15) Judge: Michael Schneider Holding: Motion for Application of Collateral Estoppel Granted Sometimes a verdict doesn't even get to the appellate stage before it is reversed. In 2009, the plaintiff in this case…
  • Feb 24

    "Emerging Trends in Intellectual Property Litigation " - Panel at Dr. Kenneth Street Law Symposium - Austin College

    "Emerging Trends in Intellectual Property Litigation " - Panel at Dr. Kenneth Street Law Symposium - Austin College
    I was privileged to participate in the 12th annual Dr. Kenneth Street Law Symposium at Austin College in Sherman last Friday, which was themed as "Emerging Trends in the Federal Courts." The symposium began with a luncheon address by Fifth...
  • Feb 19

    Motion to Strike Granted in Part As to Economist Testimony

    Motion to Strike Granted in Part As to Economist Testimony
    Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. v. Intersil Corporation, February 11, 2015 (NO. 4:08-CV-451) Judge: Richard Schell Holding: Motion to Strike Granted in Part As to Economist In a prior ruling in this case, Judge Schell addressed…
Rank this Week: 197

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 2917

Fashion Law 101

Fashion Law 101

Covers fashion intellectual property, licensing, and the Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA). By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fashionlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Feb 24

    Gray Market Goods: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Recent Opinion In Favor of Costco

    Gray Market Goods: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Recent Opinion In Favor of Costco
    Gray market goods are typically defined as authentic items sold by an unauthorized retailer.  This often means that the goods are imported and sold outside the normal distribution channels, without the brand owner’s consent. …
  • Feb 20

    Design Law Change Streamlines Process for Protecting Designs Outside of the U.S.

    Design Law Change Streamlines Process for Protecting Designs Outside of the U.S.
    Currently, U.S. applicants looking to pursue protection of industrial designs outside of the United States must file individual applications in each jurisdiction where protection is desired. Depending on the number of applications, this can…
  • Feb 18

    The Virtue of a UPC Code for Brand Protection

    The Virtue of a UPC Code for Brand Protection
    A brand is a brand is a brand…or so it would seem. Purveyors of fashion understand the allure of a brand in connection with sales.  While knock-offs are ubiquitous and virtually a religion in the United States, apparel which is…
Rank this Week: 3213

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/
  • Feb 24

    inovia’s Spring Event Schedule

    inovia’s Spring Event Schedule
    Good afternoon! We are attending numerous events from Stockholm to San Diego throughout the upcoming months. There's a good chance we might be in your area. So read on and get in touch with an inovia office near you to … Continue…
  • Feb 23

    Update: The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

    Update: The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
    Although the America Invents Act (AIA) involves US laws, the ramifications have been relevant to applicants all over the world for nearly two years. When the final changes of the AIA came into effect on March 16, 2013, applicants…
  • Feb 20

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
    Good morning and Happy Friday. We hope everyone is staying warm in the midst of these freezing temps in New York City. Read on for the latest updates in patent news: IP-driven shareholder activism is at an all time high, … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1669

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Feb 24

    U.S. Patent No. 6,913,537: Recording medium and entertainment system

    U.S. Patent No. 6,913,537: Recording medium and entertainment system
    U.S. Patent No. 6,913,537: Recording medium and entertainment systemIssued July 5, 2005, to SonySummary:The ‘537 patent allows a player to advance a game by controlling his character through a key input according to the player’s…
  • Feb 23

    GDC 2015 - Who will be there?

    GDC 2015 - Who will be there?
    I (Ross Dannenberg) will be at GDC next week from March 2-6.  If anyone would like to meet up while there, send me a note either via my work email or through twitter (@gamelawyer).
  • Feb 19

    EVENT: More Than Just a Game: Interactive Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law

    EVENT: More Than Just a Game: Interactive Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law
    Queen Mary University Law School is hosting an event on 24 April 2015.  Some details:April 24, 2015Time: 2:30pm Venue: Lecture Theatre, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields,…
Rank this Week: 442

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Feb 24

    Or You Could Double Down on Being an Idiot

    Or You Could Double Down on Being an Idiot
    I'm a fan of the blog "Ask A Manager" written by Alison Green. In her Feb 23 post, she reports on a frustrating set of interactions among herself, another blog reader who had employed a resume-writing service, and people from that service…
  • Feb 19

    Results Not Typical

    Results Not Typical
    One author's account of how her self-published book got picked up and will appear through 47North, an Amazon exclusive imprint. An important point in here is: this is a business deal, not an audition. Having an agent or someone who can handle…
  • Feb 18

    What Do You Do When You Discover You're a Copyright Thief?

    What Do You Do When You Discover You're a Copyright Thief?
    If you're John Green, you try to make it right. I'm a casual vlogbrothers fan but never thought I'd be writing about them here. However, the video linked above concerns an interesting copyright situation. In the piece, Green describes how a…
Rank this Week: 170

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 1438

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/
  • Feb 24

    Mustaches and Trademarks.

    Mustaches and Trademarks.
    Someone somewhere has declared that today, February 24, 2015, is NATIONAL MUSTACHE DAY. Who would have thought. There must be a day for just about anything of interest to any subset of society. And for some reason I cannot quite understand,…
  • Feb 23

    Red Bull’s Opposition Might Not Have Wing

    Red Bull’s Opposition Might Not Have Wing
    It looks like Red Bull GmbH, the maker of the Red Bull energy drink, may have decided to throw its hat into the (bull) ring as a trademark bully. You are likely aware of Red Bull’s main product: an “energy drink” sold in…
  • Feb 19

    The First Amendment, Target, and Rosa Park

    The First Amendment, Target, and Rosa Park
    If you were following two weeks ago, you recall my recap of the Board’s decision to refuse registration to “PRINCESS KATE” and “ROYAL KATE” on the grounds that potential consumers would think of Kate Middleton…
Rank this Week: 4303

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/
  • Feb 24

    Expediting patent examination in the United State

    Expediting patent examination in the United State
    Though the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has reduced patent prosecution time a bit during the past five years, it still takes, on average, at least 18 months before the patent examiner acts upon an application. Throw in two or more…
  • Feb 16

    Katy Perry’s left shark

    Katy Perry’s left shark
    By now, you probably have heard of the infamous “left shark” in Katy Perry’s Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, who went off script and did its own moves during “Teenage Dreams” and “California Gurls.” So…
  • Feb 12

    Leading European privacy law conference points to key themes, suggests strategic direction

    Leading European privacy law conference points to key themes, suggests strategic direction
    A few weeks ago, more than 1,000 academics, legal practitioners and government officials convened for one of Europe’s premier privacy law events: the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) conference in Brussels, Belgium.…
Rank this Week: 4426

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: 4484

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Feb 23

    Looking at Citizenfour through Internet regulation

    Looking at Citizenfour through Internet regulation
    Last Sunday night Citizenfour, the Laura Poitras documentary about Edward Snowden, won the Oscar for best documentary. This is a great development for those of us who believe that the Snowden revelations constitute one of the most important…
  • Feb 15

    The monopolistic Internet

    The monopolistic Internet
    I’ve started reading “The Internet is not the answer” by Andrew Keen (a full review will be forthcoming), and listened with interest to the interview by the always astute Aleks Krotowski in The Guardian’s Tech Weekly…
  • Feb 6

    Katy Perry jumps the shark, makes copyright claim over 3D print model

    Katy Perry jumps the shark, makes copyright claim over 3D print model
    During this year’s Super Bowl, Katy Perry baffled and endeared millions with an act that included a giant metal tiger, a floating star, and the real stars of the show, two blue dancing sharks. Particularly, the start of the show was the…
Rank this Week: 330

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 4186

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

Looks at patent law in a client-centered way and explains how the patent law should inform strategic decision making. By Hansen IP Law PLLC.

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Heading Off Obviousness Rejection

    Heading Off Obviousness Rejection
    Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Clients often assume that they are entitled to a patent because no single piece of prior art shows all of their invention.  In that case the invention may be novel. However, it does not mean…
  • Jan 26

    District Court Claim Construction Factual Findings Reviewable for “Clear Error”

    District Court Claim Construction Factual Findings Reviewable for “Clear Error”
    The claims of a U.S. Patent define the scope of the patent holder’s right to exclude.  In its 1996 Markman decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that disputes over the meaning of claim terms are an issue of law to be…
  • Dec 11

    Software Patents Continue to Take a Beating in 2014

    Software Patents Continue to Take a Beating in 2014
    This has not been a good year for software patents in the United States. Since the Supreme Court issued its decision in June in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, 134 S.Ct. 2347 (2014), the Patent Office has been aggressively rejecting software patent…
Rank this Week: 3482

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/
  • Feb 23

    Recent Decision

    Recent Decision
    Cal. law firm's website insufficient to create per. j. in Ga. FisherBROYLES, LLP v. JURIS LAW GROUP ND Georgia http://t.co/wpNYFcrRGx — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) February 23, 2015 When will corporate officer be personally…
  • Feb 11

    EDVA Reverses FLANAX Case; No Exceptions to the Territoriality Principle

    EDVA Reverses FLANAX Case; No Exceptions to the Territoriality Principle
    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, in a case of first impression, held that Article 6bis of the Paris Convention, the famous marks provision, does not provide trademark rights that are protectable under Section…
  • Jan 22

    Shameless Self-Promotion: Leason Ellis represented the successful party in a trial here in the SDNY/White Plain

    Shameless Self-Promotion: Leason Ellis represented the successful party in a trial here in the SDNY/White Plain
    A jury in the Southern District of New York (White Plains) awarded a complete victory to Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corporation in its lawsuit against Luve LLC arising from an exclusive license agreement between the parties. Under the…
Rank this Week: 169

Legal Muse

Legal Muse

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

http://legal-muse.com/
  • Feb 23

    Tee-shirt Slogan

    Tee-shirt Slogan
    I have a great idea for a tee-shirt – can I register it as a trademark??? Short answer – probably not.  The main issue with whether a slogan or word  operates as trademark is how it is used.   This is ……
  • Feb 20

    You Own Devices Act proposed

    You Own Devices Act proposed
    You Own Devices Act Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) recently reintroduced to committee H.R.862, You Own Devices Act (YODA), to amend title 17, United States Code.  If enacted, the bill will provide that the first sale…
  • Feb 5

    Copyright Office Releases Comprehensive Music Licensing Study

    Copyright Office Releases Comprehensive Music Licensing Study
    LOC NewsNet Issue 567 February 5, 2015 Copyright Office Releases Comprehensive Music Licensing Study The U.S. Copyright Office has released a comprehensive study, “Copyright and the Music Marketplace,” detailing the aging music…
Rank this Week: 1909

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Covers intellectual property issues in academia. By Bond Schoeneck & King.

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2423

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Feb 23

    The CopyKat - trolling tonight

    The CopyKat - trolling tonight
    Freeplay, the US-based library music company, which has been providing music for bedroom filmmakers for their YouTube videos, has filed litigation against four 'multi-channel networks', accusing the the firms of abusing licences they had…
  • Feb 21

    Fox News Motion for Summary Judgment Denied in 9/11 Photograph Fair Use Case

    Fox News Motion for Summary Judgment Denied in 9/11 Photograph Fair Use Case
    On February 10, Judge Edgardo Ramos from the Southern District of New York (SDNY) denied Fox News Network’s motion for summary judgment of a copyright infringement suit filed by the copyright holder of an iconic 9/11 photograph. The…
  • Feb 20

    Australians consult on "VCAP" system

    Australians consult on "VCAP" system
    The Australian Rights Holders and ISPs announced today that they are consulting on a draft Code to combat online Copyright Infringement, along similar lines to the UK's Creative Content UK project (fka VCAP or the Coluntary Copyright Alert…
Rank this Week: 4237

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    List of Law Libraries On Twitter

    List of Law Libraries On Twitter
     Library/Twitter HandleAppalachian School of Law Library @ASL_LibraryCleveland-Marshall Law Library @CMLawLibraryGeorge Mason Law Library @GMULawLibraryGeorgetown Law Library @GtownLawLibGeorgia State University Law Library…
  • Feb 22

    This Thursday! Looting and the Plunder of Cultural Heritage at the National Arts Club - NYC

    This Thursday! Looting and the Plunder of Cultural Heritage at the National Arts Club - NYC
    Girl With Black Hair (Egon Schiele 1911) - Stolen From Fritz Grunbaum, Now at Oberlin CollegeThanks to the Archaeology Committee of the National Arts Club, I will be speaking at this wonderful event on Thursday with two esteemed colleagues, I…
  • Feb 18

    Cravath Partners and Columbia Law Feature Copyright Litigation Handbook In Innovative Copyright Dispute Course

    Cravath Partners and Columbia Law Feature Copyright Litigation Handbook In Innovative Copyright Dispute Course
    My attorney editor Elizabeth Stull has published a wonderful post here on the Legal Solutions Blog about the Columbia Copyright  Dispute Resolution Externship at Columbia Law School and how the professors enjoy using my Copyright…
Rank this Week: 195

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
  • Feb 22

    Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Authorized by FDA

    Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Authorized by FDA
    23andMe is not a traditional diagnostics company. Rather than seeking to directly sell its services to health care professionals, 23andMe went straight to the consumer, offering genetic screening and analysis in a mail-order fashion. For…
  • Feb 16

    Patenting Stem Cells in View of the USPTO’s New Interim Guidance

    Patenting Stem Cells in View of the USPTO’s New Interim Guidance
    Late last year, the USPTO issued its modified and revised 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (Interim Guidance) to assist patent examiners and the public in determining if a claim presented for examination is…
  • Feb 2

    Details Emerge for President’s Precision Medicine Initiative

    Details Emerge for President’s Precision Medicine Initiative
    Personalized medicine has a friend in high places. President Obama recently announced an initiative to support “precision” or personalized medicine. In very general terms, the President stated during his 2015 State of the Union…
Rank this Week: 2464

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/
  • Feb 22

    More Business Method and E-Commerce Patents Held Ineligible

    More Business Method and E-Commerce Patents Held Ineligible
    More e-commerce / business method patent claims are invalidated under 35 U.S.C. § 101 . . . Enpat, Inc. v. Tenrox Inc., Case No: 6:13-cv-948-Orl-31KRS (M.D. Fla. Feb. 10, 2015). Claims of U.S. Patent No. RE38,633 were held patent…
  • Feb 14

    What Is a “Covered Business Method Patent”?

    What Is a “Covered Business Method Patent”?
    In several recent cases, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office has rejected a petitioner’s contention that the patent claims put in issue encompassed a “financial product or…
  • Feb 7

    Another Roundup of District Court Section 101 Patent-Eligibility Decision

    Another Roundup of District Court Section 101 Patent-Eligibility Decision
    District courts continue to consider patent-eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 at the pleadings stage of patent cases.  The following three decisions all came on motions made under FRCP 12.  Two of the motions were granted, and…
Rank this Week: 1530

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Feb 22

    Noncompete Studies Suggest Noncompete Enforcement Improves Training and Quality of Startup

    Noncompete Studies Suggest Noncompete Enforcement Improves Training and Quality of Startup
    More and more studies are being conducted about the impact of noncompetes on the economy, including in particular on startups, employee mobility, and innovation. Two relatively recent studies, suggest some (perhaps) surprising results.…
  • Jan 19

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review
    In anticpation of speaking at the Boston Bar Association’s 15th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review earlier this month, I prepared a paper discussing a number of the developments in trade secrets law and…
  • Jan 18

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)
    Several bills concerning trade secrets and noncompetes were filed this week in the Massachusetts legislature. On trade secrets side, the following bills were filed: H.2569 by Representatives Bradley Jones and Elizabeth Poirier; H.2157 by…
Rank this Week: 1488

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Feb 22

    Art Anew - Fan Art and Copyright

    Art Anew - Fan Art and Copyright
    A big aspect of the modern scene of artistic expression is fan art. This, to the uninitiated, is using prior existing art, be it movies, music or pictures, as inspiration for your own works, often using the same characters, themes or…
  • Feb 12

    Passing Off on Persons - Rihanna Wins Appeal Case

    Passing Off on Persons - Rihanna Wins Appeal Case
    If reality TV has taught something to most individuals is that personality, and personas especially, are valuable. This, along with other celebrities, musicians and actors, illustrates an interesting aspect of humanity; a self-imposed value…
  • Feb 5

    Court Fashionistas - The ECJ Takes on Unregistered Design

    Court Fashionistas - The ECJ Takes on Unregistered Design
    Oft forgotten by many intellectual property law practitioners and academics (including this writer, sadly), designs are put on the back-burner, and developments are overlooked or rare. With this in mind, a new development quietly emerged from…
Rank this Week: 4854

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    Our 2015 Oscar Prediction

    Our 2015 Oscar Prediction
    The 87th Academy Awards are this Sunday, officially wrapping up award season for 2015. Neil Patrick Harris will host this year’s show, and hopefully deliver the same type of enthusiasm and enjoyment from his previous hosting gigs at the…
  • Feb 12

    Counterfeit and “Knock-off” Goods Sold Online & The Battle to Prevent Trademark Infringement

    Counterfeit and “Knock-off” Goods Sold Online & The Battle to Prevent Trademark Infringement
    By: Justin Maya Even before the United States was formed, businesses already recognized the importance of brands in everyday life.  Today, this is especially true in the Internet and smartphone world where its 3 Billion users worldwide…
  • Feb 7

    Our 2015 Grammy Prediction

    Our 2015 Grammy Prediction
    The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 8, 2015, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Who will win this year’s most coveted awards? Find out our picks below: Album of the Year: Nominees: Beck…
Rank this Week: 2746

Inventive Step

Inventive Step

Discusses patent law issues and strategies.

http://inventivestep.net
  • Feb 21

    To Dip or to Extrude Resistance Bands?

    To Dip or to Extrude Resistance Bands?
    Several factors must be taken into account when buying resistance tubes, the most important being their manufacturing method. As surprising as this sounds, there are huge differences between dipped and extruded bands. They make the basis of…
  • Feb 19

    Use Recumbent Exercise Bikes Properly To Be Effective

    Use Recumbent Exercise Bikes Properly To Be Effective
    Everyone knows that a good work out tool will ensure that your body is able to get the very best work out for your system.  One of the more popular pieces of equipment today has to be the stationary tool.  Bicycles such as the…
  • Feb 14

    Senior Citizens and Resistance Bands Training

    Senior Citizens and Resistance Bands Training
    We often hear about how resistance bands can be beneficial for the health for adults and young people alike, but what about the older adults, the elderly? Are they comfortable using them, or is it too demanding? What are their concerns and…
Rank this Week: 1086

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 4744

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Feb 20

    Should I Apply for Patents in My Tech Start-Up? (Part 2)

    Should I Apply for Patents in My Tech Start-Up? (Part 2)
    In my previous article (which you can find here, if you have not already read it) I wrote about the strategic role of patents, and other forms of intellectual property, in capturing the intangible assets of a business in a form that can be…
  • Feb 15

    Should I Apply for Patents in My Tech Start-Up? (Part 1)

    Should I Apply for Patents in My Tech Start-Up? (Part 1)
    Anybody starting a new technology venture based on some novel idea will need to address the issue of whether or not to apply for one or more patents to protect the idea.  In fact, the question is not merely whether to apply, but also…
  • Feb 14

    High Court Will Hear Appeal in Myriad BRCA Gene Patent Case

    High Court Will Hear Appeal in Myriad BRCA Gene Patent Case
    On Friday, 13 February 2015, the High Court of Australia granted ‘special leave’ to appeal a decision of five judges of the Federal Court of Australia that upheld the patent-eligibility of isolated genetic material.  The…
Rank this Week: 1185

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
  • Feb 20

    Why do legal documents use Shall rather than Will?

    Why do legal documents use Shall rather than Will?
    This post, about why many legal documents use Shall rather than Will, is based on a Quora answer that I wrote. See Why was “should” substituted for “would” in the 1800s? For example, why did people say, “I should…
  • Jan 15

    Telling Facebook Friends Means Telling the World

    Telling Facebook Friends Means Telling the World
    This post explains something that we all should know intuitively. If you disclose information to your Facebook friends, you potentially have disclosed it to the entire world. Matthew Richard Palmieri was a contractor for the United States. He…
  • Jan 11

    Je Suis Charlie

    Je Suis Charlie
    Je suis Charlie (French for “I am Charlie”). This post supports freedom of expression, generally, and more particularly Parisian satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which was the victim of a massacre by Islamist radicals on January 7,…
Rank this Week: 750

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/
Rank this Week: 4461

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Feb 20

    The Copyright Story of History’s Most Hated Book

    The Copyright Story of History’s Most Hated Book
    Mein Kampf is history's most infamous book but, as its copyright history winds to a close, we look back to see how the law handled this infamous work.
  • Feb 20

    3 Count: Three Strike

    3 Count: Three Strike
    Australian ISPs and content creators propose a new three strikes system, Playboy needs to answer questions in Ireland and ITC responds to critics.
  • Feb 19

    3 Count: Tumblr Dry

    3 Count: Tumblr Dry
    Tumblr now proactively blocking unlicensed music uploads, iiNet attacks expert witness and Game of Thrones trailer pulled from YouTube.
Rank this Week: 50

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Feb 20

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user
    Petitioner filed an action in New York state court seeking to compel PissedConsumer.com to disclose the identity of the person or persons who posted certain statements to the site. These statements criticized petitioner for allegedly failing…
  • Jan 28

    internetcases turns 10 years old today

    internetcases turns 10 years old today
    Ten years ago today, somewhat on a whim, yet to fulfill a need I saw for discussion about the law of the internet in the “blogosphere” (a term we loved dearly back then), I launched internetcases. What started out as a one-page…
  • Jan 27

    Best practices for providers of goods and services on the Internet of Thing

    Best practices for providers of goods and services on the Internet of Thing
    Today the United States Federal Trade Commission issued a report in which it detailed a number of consumer-focused issues arising from the growing Internet of Things (IoT). Companies should pay attention to the portion of the report detailing…
Rank this Week: 359

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Feb 20

    TWiL 293: Content ID Not Purrrrfect

    TWiL 293: Content ID Not Purrrrfect
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson YouTube flags cat purring as copyright infringing music, Samsung edits Orwellian clause out of TV Privacy Policy, Samsung's TVs freak users out by inserting ads into movies, US Court backs NSA internet…
  • Feb 13

    TWiL 292: My Left Shark

    TWiL 292: My Left Shark
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Drone's role in journalism, Katy Perry's Left Shark, Emoji in the courtroom and more! Guests: Nabiha Syed, and Peter DiCola Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of…
  • Feb 6

    TWiL 291: Jane Stop This Crazy Thing!

    TWiL 291: Jane Stop This Crazy Thing!
    Hosts: Denise Howell The problem with self-driving cars in snowstorms, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's Net Neutrality proposal, how Keurig's coffee cup DRM backfired, and more! Guests: Mike Elgan, Sam Abuelsamid, and Ben Snitkoff Photo…
Rank this Week: 295

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Blawg rules. The California State Bar has issued an opinion outlining the circumstances under which an attorney’s blog would be subject to the requirements of the California State Bar Act’s Rules of Professional Conduct regulating…
  • Feb 17

    Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risk

    Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risk
    Social media is transforming the way companies interact with consumers. Learn how to make the most of these online opportunities while minimizing your company’s risk at Practicing Law Institute’s (PLI) 2015 Social Media…
  • Feb 17

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Social media for minimalists. These days, the information flooding the news feeds on some social media platforms can feel overwhelming and redundant. Take Twitter, for example—a medium whose popularity has resulted in a user experience…
Rank this Week: 1422

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Feb 20

    First Cherry Blossom

    First Cherry Blossom
    Wet and temperate in Seattle this morning. And look, Spring!
  • Feb 9

    Lark & Environ

    Lark & Environ
    Interesting stuff going on at, let's call it 10th and Seneca, about a half block east of Broadway off Madison. Lark has recently moved there, and, based on one dinner experience at the new location, is as good or better...
  • Jan 25

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing
    This weekend I've read Paul Muldoon's newly published collection of poems, "One Thousand Things Worth Knowing." (The dust jacket sports a very pleasing design by the ubiquitous Quemadura, a brilliant designer and a kind man I will…
Rank this Week: 122