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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/
Rank this Week: 1804

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/
  • Mar 25

    Online Dating App Grindr Isn’t Liable For Underage ‘Threesome’ (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Online Dating App Grindr Isn’t Liable For Underage ‘Threesome’ (Forbes Cross-Post)
    Many online dating services undertake some efforts to screen out dangerous or problematic members, but what should the law do if those screening efforts aren’t perfect? As a recent case involving Grindr shows, the answer is nothing.…
  • Mar 24

    Court Says Uber and Lyft Drivers May be Employee

    Court Says Uber and Lyft Drivers May be Employee
    Drivers for Uber and Lyft claimed they are employees, not independent contractors. Two different judges hearing these cases both held that factual questions preclude summary judgment in favor of Uber and Lyft. As Judge Chhabria, who is…
  • Mar 23

    Theater Employee’s Post-Termination Blogging Isn’t a Matter of “Public Concern”

    Theater Employee’s Post-Termination Blogging Isn’t a Matter of “Public Concern”
    This is a long-running and vitriolic dispute between James Ryan and Yvonne Johnson. Johnson was the director of the Spokane Civic Theater. She hired Ryan to be the music director. A few months after the hiring, Johnson fired Ryan allegedly...
Rank this Week: 104

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Mar 25

    Changes in UK Copyright Law May Affect Artist

    Changes in UK Copyright Law May Affect Artist
    Eileen Kinsella reports for artnet News on recent changes in British copyright law affecting artists, museums, art publishers, and curators. The new provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (“CDPA”), which go into…
  • Mar 24

    Chubb Advises Artist Involvement in Restoration

    Chubb Advises Artist Involvement in Restoration
    In response to the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (“VARA”), the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has published a white paper titled “Conservation of the Works of Living Artists” which advises consultation with…
  • Mar 21

    Chief Proponent of 1976 Copyright Act Dead at 91

    Chief Proponent of 1976 Copyright Act Dead at 91
    Robert W. Kastenmeier, a Wisconsin Democrat who in 1976 managed the first general revision of copyright law since 1909, died on Friday at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 91. “Copyright and intellectual property is basically…
Rank this Week: 248

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    South Africa: Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bill, 2014

    South Africa: Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bill, 2014
    The Minister of Science and Technology has published the long-awaited Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bill, 2014 for public comment.  The bill covers quite a lot of ground and just a…
  • Mar 23

    SONY case: Kenya Court of Appeal decision clarifies discretion of Registry

    SONY case: Kenya Court of Appeal decision clarifies discretion of Registry
    One of the latest developments in Kenya is news of a really strange case to have made its all the way to the Court of Appeal in Nairobi. Attracting the attention of a three judge bench to appeal against a High Court review of a Registry…
  • Mar 13

    Blurred lines unblurring the issue of copyright infringement...

    Blurred lines unblurring the issue of copyright infringement...
    Sinal GovenderThis is a guest post by Sinal Govender (Adams & Adams) referencing two copyright cases that have been in the headlines this week both illustrating the fine line between what is legal and what is not, when it…
Rank this Week: 1443

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: 1483

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: 2419

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Mar 25

    Patent Claims Dismissed on Rule 12(b)(6) for Non-Infringement

    Patent Claims Dismissed on Rule 12(b)(6) for Non-Infringement
    Nalco Co. v. Chem-Mod, LLC, No 14 C 2510, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 4, 2015) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah granted defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Nalco’s patent infringement regarding a method for…
  • Mar 23

    Nominations Open for N.D. Illinois Excellence in Pro Bono

    Nominations Open for N.D. Illinois Excellence in Pro Bono
    The Northern District and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association are seeking nominations (by April 3, 2015) for attorneys who have provided outstanding pro bono and public interest representation in civil and criminal matters…
  • Mar 18

    De Minimis Sales Create Specific Jurisdiction

    De Minimis Sales Create Specific Jurisdiction
    Valtech, LLC v. 18th Ave. Toys, Ltd., No 14 C 134, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 12, 2015) (Kocoras, J.). Judge Kocoras denied defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction or to transfer to the…
Rank this Week: 108

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/
  • Mar 25

    Internet Payment Blockades: SOPA and PIPA in Disguise? Or Worse?

    Internet Payment Blockades: SOPA and PIPA in Disguise? Or Worse?
    Annemarie Bridy, Internet Payment Blockades, Fla. L. Rev (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Stacey DoganThe law of intermediary liability in intellectual property reflects a constant struggle for balance. On the one hand, rights owners…
  • Mar 24

    Can the Supportive State be Non-intrusive?

    Can the Supportive State be Non-intrusive?
    Wendy A. Bach, The Hyperregulatory State: Women, Race, Poverty, and Support, 25 Yale J.L. & Feminism 317 (2014).Katharine BartlettTwo truths that feminists hold to be self-evident are: (1) that this society requires a more pro-active,…
  • Mar 23

    Interdependent Legalitie

    Interdependent Legalitie
    Kirsten Anker, Declarations of Interdependence: A Legal Pluralist Approach to Indigenous Rights (2014).Margaret DaviesThe first thing I liked about Kirsten Anker’s book was its title.1 The idea of a declaration of interdependence…
Rank this Week: 270

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
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Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Mar 24

    B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries: Key Decision on Preclusion Decided Today

    B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries: Key Decision on Preclusion Decided Today
    By Ann Ford and Ashley Green The United States Supreme Court ruled today that a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) ruling on likelihood of confusion can preclude later litigation on the same issue in federal…
  • Mar 24

    THE LAUNCH OF .PORN & .ADULT TLDS

    THE LAUNCH OF .PORN & .ADULT TLDS
    By James Stewart In 2011, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) made waves by approving the first adult entertainment industry-specific top-level domain (“TLD”), “.XXX,”…
  • Mar 17

    The Internet of Things will "rock" the retail sector!

    The Internet of Things will "rock" the retail sector!
    By Giulio Coraggio The Internet of Things will generate in the retail sector US $ 329 billion of revenues by 2018 according to a report published by SAP, but such massive growth has to deal with legal issues concerning not only privacy…
Rank this Week: 1394

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
Rank this Week: 4872

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

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

http://www.trendingtrademarks.com/
Rank this Week: 4641

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Mar 24

    B&B Hardware: Beyond Nuts and Bolt

    B&B Hardware: Beyond Nuts and Bolt
    I’d promised I’d wait on this, but I couldn’t, and you’ll see why.  Here’s my take on today’s Supreme Court decision in B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries Inc., which — notwithstanding my…
  • Mar 24

    Linked for eternity

    Linked for eternity
    According to a 2014 study conducted at Harvard Law School, more than 70% of the URLs within the Harvard Law Review and other journals, and 50% of the URLs within United States Supreme Court opinions, do not link to the originally cited…
  • Mar 20

    Best of 2011: Poor eBay!

    Best of 2011: Poor eBay!
    First posted April 27, 2011. News item: eBay Beats The Street; Revenue Up 16 Percent To $2.5B; Net Income Up 12 Percent eBay just reported first quarter earnings today posting revenue of $2.5 billion, an increase of 16% from the…
Rank this Week: 143

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Supreme Court Holds That Issue Preclusion Applies to Some TTAB Decision

    Supreme Court Holds That Issue Preclusion Applies to Some TTAB Decision
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The Supreme Court handed down a decision today in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis…
  • Mar 20

    Target Agrees to Settle Class Claims Over 2013 Data Breach for $10M

    Target Agrees to Settle Class Claims Over 2013 Data Breach for $10M
    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  Target Corp. agrees to settle…
  • Mar 13

    Cybersecurity (CISA) Bill Moves out of Congressional Committee

    Cybersecurity (CISA) Bill Moves out of Congressional Committee
    Posted By Henry M. Sneath, Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Breach Response team at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  hsneath@psmn.com or 412-288-4013 Privacy concerns continue to dog the CISA…
Rank this Week: 1687

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

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

    U.S. Patent No. 6,966,831: Method of branching flow of game

    U.S. Patent No. 6,966,831: Method of branching flow of game
    U.S. Patent No. 6,966,831: Method of branching flow of gameIssued November 22, 2005, to SonySummary: For all you gamers who grow tired of linear story lines without much of a story, the ‘831 patent will be appealing. The ‘831…
  • Mar 11

    Job Posting: Research Intern 2015

    Job Posting: Research Intern 2015
    Each year we take on a Research Intern to help with ongoing case research, updating our patent database, refreshing content, and anything else that comes along.  If you're interested, please send a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and…
  • Mar 10

    U.S. Patent No. 6,829,569: Social dilemma software for evaluating online interactive societie

    U.S. Patent No. 6,829,569: Social dilemma software for evaluating online interactive societie
    U.S. Patent No. 6,829,569: Social dilemma software for evaluating online interactive societiesIssued Dec. 7, 2004, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘569 patent describes a social dilemma virtual world environment software which creates and uses…
Rank this Week: 443

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/
  • Mar 24

    Sixth Circuit adopts broad view of trade secret preemption

    Sixth Circuit adopts broad view of trade secret preemption
    The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently took a broad view of preemption under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) and held that Ohio’s version of the UTSA preempted state-law claims for tortious interference with prospective…
  • Mar 19

    Online advertiser denied immunity under Section 230 of the CDA for permitting use of fake news sites by affiliate marketer

    Online advertiser denied immunity under Section 230 of the CDA for permitting use of fake news sites by affiliate marketer
    A federal court recently agreed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that an advertiser should be held accountable for the deceptive acts and practices of its affiliate marketers, and ordered that the advertiser disgorge the entire $11.9…
  • Mar 10

    CRTC claims its first victim under Canada’s anti-spam law

    CRTC claims its first victim under Canada’s anti-spam law
    Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL), enforced by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), requires that businesses and organizations secure a recipient’s express or implied consent before sending…
Rank this Week: 4423

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Mar 24

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response
    When I was sixteen, the rule was that I could not drive a car until I knew how to change a tire. My dad always reminded me that it is dangerous just to drive, but not knowing how you plan to fix a flat could cause you a lot of unnecessary…
  • Mar 22

    OHIO SUPREME COURT FINDS THAT OUTBOUND 911 CALLS

    OHIO SUPREME COURT FINDS THAT OUTBOUND 911 CALLS
    On March 19, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court issued its decision in The Cincinnati Enquirer v. Sage, et al., 2015-Ohio-974. The Court affirmed, in part, the Twelfth District Court of Appeals’ decision that a recording of an outgoing call…
  • Mar 19

    The Tornado that Ripped Through Sunshine Week

    The Tornado that Ripped Through Sunshine Week
    Last month, my colleague posted about a pair of bipartisan bills that were introduced to provide greater access to federal agency records under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA” or the “Act”). Despite this…
Rank this Week: 1431

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Mar 24

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response
    When I was sixteen, the rule was that I could not drive a car until I knew how to change a tire. My dad always reminded me that it is dangerous just to drive, but not knowing how you plan to fix a flat could cause you a lot of unnecessary…
  • Mar 22

    OHIO SUPREME COURT FINDS THAT OUTBOUND 911 CALLS

    OHIO SUPREME COURT FINDS THAT OUTBOUND 911 CALLS
    On March 19, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court issued its decision in The Cincinnati Enquirer v. Sage, et al., 2015-Ohio-974. The Court affirmed, in part, the Twelfth District Court of Appeals’ decision that a recording of an outgoing call…
  • Mar 19

    The Tornado that Ripped Through Sunshine Week

    The Tornado that Ripped Through Sunshine Week
    Last month, my colleague posted about a pair of bipartisan bills that were introduced to provide greater access to federal agency records under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA” or the “Act”). Despite this…
Rank this Week: 4515

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/
  • Mar 24

    Long Term Trends in IP Litigation

    Long Term Trends in IP Litigation
    Matthew Sag has posted IP Litigation in United States District Courts: 1994 to 2014 (forthcoming Iowa L. Rev.) on SSRN. The article takes a thirty year look at IP litigation in the district courts:This article undertakes a broad-based…
  • Mar 23

    Patents and Antitrust: Hovenkamp on the Rule of Reason and the Scope of the Patent

    Patents and Antitrust: Hovenkamp on the Rule of Reason and the Scope of the Patent
    For anyone teaching or writing on patents and antitrust, I highly recommend Herbert Hovenkamp's new article forthcoming in the San Diego Law Review, The Rule of Reason and the Scope of the Patent. In recent years, patent law scholars such as…
  • Mar 21

    How Courts Adjudicate Patent Definiteness and Disclosure

    How Courts Adjudicate Patent Definiteness and Disclosure
    John Allison has done some great empirical work on patent litigation, including a recent project with Mark Lemley and David Schwartz on all substantive decisions rendered by any court in every patent case filed in 2008 and 2009 (with articles…
Rank this Week: 910

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    New IP courts major step forward in China’s judicial reform

    New IP courts major step forward in China’s judicial reform
    In November and December 2014, China announced the long awaited establishment of three specialized IP courts in the Tier 1 cities of Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai. These courts are empowered to hear the following cases: First instance civil…
  • Mar 10

    The Indian Jungle – an IP perspective, part 2

    The Indian Jungle – an IP perspective, part 2
    To foreign applicants filing a patent application in India takes place “at the IPO”, but in reality there is a choice of venue which is not trivial. The Indian patent office (IPO) is headquartered at Kolkata (formerly known as…
  • Feb 27

    The Indian Jungle – an IP perspective, part 1

    The Indian Jungle – an IP perspective, part 1
    “Now these are the laws of the jungle, and many and mighty are they…” – Rudyard Kipling wrote these lines over 100 years ago in his “Law for the Wolves” from the famous Jungle Book. As IP practitioners we…
Rank this Week: 2055

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Mar 23

    Patent exhaustion not implicated in licensing different aspect

    Patent exhaustion not implicated in licensing different aspect
    Bottom line: Claim sets that include independent claims directed to different types of entities (e.g., manufacturer v. end user, receiver v. transmitter, method v. apparatus) may enable the patent owner to license its patents to one entity…
  • Mar 17

    Using the word “invention” narrows your patent protection

    Using the word “invention” narrows your patent protection
    Bottom line: It  may be counter-intuitive, but use of the word “invention” when drafting a patent application is a disfavored practice.   For the most part, use of the word “invention” narrows the patent…
  • Feb 17

    IPR an attractive alternative to litigation

    IPR an attractive alternative to litigation
    Bottom line: Defendants should strongly consider an Inter Partes Review (IPR), a proceeding before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) when accused of patent infringement because…
Rank this Week: 2043

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Mar 23

    Ultra Music Festival (Miami) Sweepstakes Winner Announced

    Ultra Music Festival (Miami) Sweepstakes Winner Announced
    Congratulations to Louis Carney, entry number 2236, who just won two 3-day passes to Ultra Music Festival in Miami!  The winner was randomly chosen by a third party vendor to ensure the integrity of the sweepstakes.  Mr. Carney is…
  • Mar 11

    Jury Rules that Pharrell and Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines” Infringed Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up”

    Jury Rules that Pharrell and Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines” Infringed Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up”
    After deliberating for two days, a California jury awarded $7.36 million in damages to Marvin Gaye’s family, finding that the best selling song of 2013, “Blurred Lines” infringed on the Marvin Gaye classic “Got to Give…
  • Mar 4

    Federal Circuit rules on PLAYDOM service mark

    Federal Circuit rules on PLAYDOM service mark
    A common question in trademark law is what constitutes “use” in commerce of a service mark. The answer is often complicated and fact driven. This week the Federal Circuit clarified the question in its ruling in David Couture v.…
Rank this Week: 2722

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

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

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • 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.…
  • Mar 23

    Fruit Street Health Public Benefit Corporation Progress Report

    Fruit Street Health Public Benefit Corporation Progress Report
    As Interim Comptroller and Counsel to Fruit Street, I am thrilled to share the following press release and bring you all up to speed on its progress under Chief Executive Officer Laurence Girard and Dr. Asif Ali.” NEW YORK, March 23,…
  • Oct 29

    Hootsuite Mocks its Own Design

    Hootsuite Mocks its Own Design
    A lesson for startups…and yes, time to look at my own website here. Share on Facebook
Rank this Week: 492

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/
  • Mar 23

    20th Annual Sam B. Hall Jr. Lecture and Banquet

    20th Annual Sam B. Hall Jr. Lecture and Banquet
    A famous historian once observed of the southern part of the United States that in it the past is not forgotten - in fact it really isn't even past. Ready to be stickered as an aditional exhibit in support of...
  • Mar 23

    Houston Chronicle article on patent docket

    Houston Chronicle article on patent docket
    Interesting article about the local patent docket by reporter Dylan Baddour in Thursday's Houston Chronicle. The article focused on some of the recent litigation involcing Apple, and has commentary by Prof. Paul Janicke and me on the whys and…
  • Mar 19

    Judge Mazzant Investiture in Sherman

    Judge Mazzant Investiture in Sherman
    Working out of our Sherman office today (a true Texas office, with pickup, flags, and "everything's bigger in Texas" firm sign) before Judge Amos Mazzant's investiture across the street at the Paul Brown Courthouse this afternoon.
Rank this Week: 197

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Mar 23

    The Final Chapter on Aereo’s Chapter 11

    The Final Chapter on Aereo’s Chapter 11
    On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that cloud-based television-streaming service, Aereo, violated U.S. copyright law and its subsequent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing has come to a dramatic conclusion. We have followed this…
  • Mar 16

    Chilling Effect or Creative Boundaries? Full Impact of “Blurred Lines” Ruling Still Hazy

    Chilling Effect or Creative Boundaries? Full Impact of “Blurred Lines” Ruling Still Hazy
    A decision in a copyright infringement case concerning the song “Blurred Lines” casts ambiguity on the future of expression and copyright protection in the music industry. On Tuesday, March 10, an eight-person jury in Los Angeles…
  • Feb 26

    File Tax Returns Early: IRS Releases Information on Tax-related Identity Fraud

    File Tax Returns Early: IRS Releases Information on Tax-related Identity Fraud
    Have your filed your individual tax return? Be sure to read the blog post, "One Reason You May Want to File Your Tax Return Early this Year: Identity Theft," on Foster Swift's Tax Law Blog and file early this year. Tags: News &…
Rank this Week: 3557

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
  • Mar 23

    Court Denies Comity to Conflicting Foreign Decision

    Court Denies Comity to Conflicting Foreign Decision
    In a March 20, 2015 ruling, Judge Kimba M. Wood, in dismissing the plaintiff’s preliminary injunction motion, declined to grant comity to a decision of a French court about the ownership of the copyright at issue in light of another…
  • Mar 20

    Court Declines to Dismiss Unclean Hands Defense

    Court Declines to Dismiss Unclean Hands Defense
    In a March 19, 2015 ruling, Judge Thomas P. Griesa declined to strike the defendant’s defense of unclean hands. Although the plaintiff is asserting a patent infringement claim, the unclean hands defense relates to the plaintiff’s…
  • Jan 29

    Court Denies Attorneys’ Fees to Defendant Securing Stipulation of Dismissal With Prejudice

    Court Denies Attorneys’ Fees to Defendant Securing Stipulation of Dismissal With Prejudice
     In a January 26, 2015 ruling, Judge Katherine Polk Failla refused to award attorneys’ fees to a defendant in a copyright case who secured a stipulation of dismissal with prejudice early in the case. The Court did find that the…
Rank this Week: 4240

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

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

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Mar 23

    Professors Urge Congress to Ignore Flawed, Unreliable Data in Patent Debate

    Professors Urge Congress to Ignore Flawed, Unreliable Data in Patent Debate
    On March 10, 2015, 40 economists and law professors signed a letter explaining to Congress that the data that keeps being cited to justify HR 9, otherwise known as “the Innovation Act,” is “flawed,…
  • Mar 20

    An interview with Microsoft’s Chief Patent Counsel

    An interview with Microsoft’s Chief Patent Counsel
    Micky Minhas (pictured left) is Chief Patent Counsel for Microsoft Corporation. He is also someone that I have known for more than 20 years. Like me, Minhas is a graduate of Franklin Pierce Law Center (now part of the University of…
  • Mar 6

    Fee-Shifting Provisions Front and Center in Innovation Act

    Fee-Shifting Provisions Front and Center in Innovation Act
    In April 2014, the United States Supreme Court addressed the issue of awarding attorney’s fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 to successful litigants in a patent infringement proceeding. The decision in Octane Fitness,…
Rank this Week: 701

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
Rank this Week: 1120

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Mar 23

    Schweizer Journalisten spionieren im Netz ihre Leser au

    Schweizer Journalisten spionieren im Netz ihre Leser au
    In den Medien ist heute zu lesen, dass Schweizer Politiker «im Netz ihre Wähler ausspionieren» (Tages-Anzeiger) oder «ihre Wähler verkaufen» («Blick»). Gemeint sind Tracking-Dienste wie Google…
  • Mar 15

    Bank Coop: Bankgeheimnisverletzung ohne Strafbarkeit

    Bank Coop: Bankgeheimnisverletzung ohne Strafbarkeit
    Anfang Januar 2014 erhielten mehrere 10’000 Kundinnen und Kunden der Bank Coop die vertraulichen Kontoauszüge und andere Bankunterlagen von anderen Bank Coop-Kunden. Die Bankunterlagen aus dem Fehlversand erlaubten einen…
  • Mar 15

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #116

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #116
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten und hörenswerten juristischen Inhalten: Abmahnindustrie: «Wordpress Wins Case Against DMCA Abuser … Who Ignored The Proceedings.» Markenrecht:…
Rank this Week: 4632

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

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

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Mar 22

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration
    Few people in business, and few lawyers, appreciate the importance of integrating design and legal thinking in the two related processes of brand design and trade mark registration. Experienced trade mark lawyers know that not all trade…
  • Mar 22

    Transitioning China into a global IP power

    Transitioning China into a global IP power
    “When the wind of change blows, some build walls while others build windmills.” If you had to choose a word or phrase to describe China, what would it be? Populous? Changing fast? What about innovative? That is in fact…
  • Mar 16

    Are bloggers journalists?

    Are bloggers journalists?
    Are bloggers and those who post in social media journalists are Australian law? The question has important legal implications. The answer varies greatly depending on the area of law or legal context. A great deal has been written on the…
Rank this Week: 1146

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Mar 22

    When Does ‘Novel’ Not Mean ‘New’?

    When Does ‘Novel’ Not Mean ‘New’?
    One of the fundamental requirements for an invention to be patentable is that it must be novel.  The word derives ultimately from the Latin novus or novellus, meaning ‘new’.  It has other counterparts in modern Romance…
  • Mar 14

    Compliance with 3G Standards ‘Prima Facie’ Evidence of Infringement

    Compliance with 3G Standards ‘Prima Facie’ Evidence of Infringement
    A recent procedural decision of the Federal Court of Australia (Vringo Infrastructure Inc v ZTE (Australia) Pty Ltd (No 4) [2015] FCA 177) has revealed new details of the case against Chinese telecoms equipment manufacturer ZTE by Vringo…
  • Mar 7

    ‘Springboard Injunctions’ Considered by Federal Court of Australia

    ‘Springboard Injunctions’ Considered by Federal Court of Australia
    You may have read the title of this article and wondered, ‘what, exactly, is a “springboard injunction”?’  If so, I am sure you are not alone.  I encountered the term for the first time myself this past week,…
Rank this Week: 1188

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/
  • Mar 21

    Patent Claims to Dynamic Pricing Held Not Patent-Eligible (Again)

    Patent Claims to Dynamic Pricing Held Not Patent-Eligible (Again)
    A Delaware district judge has adopted a magistrate’s recommendation to hold patent-ineligible claims directed to dynamically pricing a transaction, and dynamically providing product upgrade options to a customer. Tenon & Groove LLC…
  • Mar 14

    Patent Claims for Optimizing Helpdesk Requests Recite an Abstract Idea under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Patent Claims for Optimizing Helpdesk Requests Recite an Abstract Idea under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    Patent claims directed to a software system for “optimizing the efficiency” of processing IT helpdesk requests were held patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 as directed to abstract ideas. Accordingly, the court in Hewlett…
  • Mar 9

    Action Brought Under DMCA and CFAA Dismissed (Part II)

    Action Brought Under DMCA and CFAA Dismissed (Part II)
    In Part I of this post, we discussed copyright infringement and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) claims brought in LivePerson, Inc. v. 24/7 Customer Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3688, No. 1:2014cv01559 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 13, 2015). Now we…
Rank this Week: 1531

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

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

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 1946

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Mar 21

    Living in a remixed world (TEDx talk)

    Living in a remixed world (TEDx talk)
    I like telling stories, and today I bring you a story in space and time, involving knitting, 3D printing, over-blown intellectual property claims, and sharks. I hope that it will all make sense. The story begins in 2008 during the reign of…
  • Mar 14

    Time to rethink a flat rate for online content? European court decides on levie

    Time to rethink a flat rate for online content? European court decides on levie
    The Court of Justice of the European Union has produced an interesting decision regarding copyright levies in the case of Copydan Båndkopi v Nokia Danmark (C‑463/12). Some European countries have established a copyright levy…
  • Mar 8

    The curious case of Technoviking

    The curious case of Technoviking
    Gather around people, and hear the story I have to tell. This is a story of techno music, street rave parties, guerilla film-making, Internet memes, and one badass hulk of a man. Yes, this is the story of Technoviking. During the 2000 edition…
Rank this Week: 332

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
  • Mar 20

    Fraudulent Takedown Notice Leads to $25,000 Judgment

    Fraudulent Takedown Notice Leads to $25,000 Judgment
    Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered the author of a fraudulent takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to pay more than $25,000. U.K. Student Journalist Oliver Hotham…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 751

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/
  • Mar 20

    Use In Commerce For Purposes of Priority Under Trademark Law

    Use In Commerce For Purposes of Priority Under Trademark Law
    A recent decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) highlights what the Board looks for when determining which user of the trademark has priority of use. See Parley, LLC v. Vi-Jon, Inc., Cancellation No.…
  • Mar 8

    Can Third Parties Present Evidence To Examiners To Prevent Trademark Registration?

    Can Third Parties Present Evidence To Examiners To Prevent Trademark Registration?
    We frequently receive inquiries from our clients regarding what if any methods exist to submit evidence to the USPTO to prevent the registration of a third party’s mark. The answer of course is it depends on the type of evidence you…
  • Feb 20

    Precedential TTAB Decision Finding Identical Marks For Complementary Goods, But No Confusion

    Precedential TTAB Decision Finding Identical Marks For Complementary Goods, But No Confusion
    Thor Tech, Inc. (“Applicant”) sought to register the mark TERRAIN, in standard character form for “recreational vehicles, namely, towable trailers”. The Examining Attorney refused to register Applicant’s mark…
Rank this Week: 4445

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/
  • Mar 20

    Bob Marley and Federal False Endorsement Claim

    Bob Marley and Federal False Endorsement Claim
    Since his death in 1981, reggae superstar Bob Marley and his “image” continue to be broadly popular and command millions of dollars each year in merchandising revenue. His children own an entity called Fifth Six Hope Road, Music,…
  • Mar 13

    SUPREME COURT: PATENT CLAIM CONSTRUCTION – TWO STANDARDS OF REVIEW

    SUPREME COURT: PATENT CLAIM CONSTRUCTION – TWO STANDARDS OF REVIEW
    The Supreme Court recently decided a patent case involving a significant procedural issue.  In Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., 135 S.Ct. 831 (1/20/15), the question before the Court was whether the Federal Circuit Court…
  • Mar 6

    The Blurred Lines of an Infringement Action

    The Blurred Lines of an Infringement Action
    Many of you may be familiar with the pop hit “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, Clifford Harris, more popularly known as T.I., and Pharrell Williams (the “Composers”).  If it does not sound familiar by title,…
Rank this Week: 884

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Mar 20

    Social Networking Expiration Date

    Social Networking Expiration Date
    Is your favorite social network budding, fresh, ripe, or rotten? Check Your Assumptions At The Door In the 1990s, writing business books was easy. So was picking stocks. Remember day trading? It’s easy to pick stocks (or write business…
  • Mar 17

    17 Seconds #10

    17 Seconds #10
    17 Seconds = useful info quickly. We interrupt our usual patent and trademark news to bring you this tech anecdote. And to ask a small favor. Recently, we sent an email to a company saying that their trademark was ready to file. And we sent…
  • Feb 17

    17 Seconds #9

    17 Seconds #9
    17 Seconds gives you useful info quickly. All modern patent law is a derivative of the Venetian Patent Act of 1474, which was designed to encourage “men of great genius” (and, unfortunately, they did mean men) to come to Venice.…
Rank this Week: 282

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Mar 20

    Andrew Hoffman Quoted in Law360 regarding the Target Data Breach

    Andrew Hoffman Quoted in Law360 regarding the Target Data Breach
    Andrew Hoffman was quoted in a Law360 article on March 19, 2015, regarding the settlement of the Target consumer data breach litigation. His comments addressed the reasonableness of the settlement and the size of the settlement fund in…
  • Mar 20

    Andrew Hoffman Quoted in Law360 Regarding Target Data Breach Litigation

    Andrew Hoffman Quoted in Law360 Regarding Target Data Breach Litigation
    Andrew Hoffman was quoted in a Law360 article on March 19, 2015, regarding the settlement of the Target consumer data breach litigation. His comments addressed the reasonableness of the settlement and the size of the settlement fund in…
  • Mar 2

    BBB Code of Advertising Update: Examining the Change

    BBB Code of Advertising Update: Examining the Change
    As noted in our earlier post, the Better Business Bureau recently updated its Code of Advertising for the first time since 1985.  There are many changes throughout the Code, from major substantive additions to minor revisions to…
Rank this Week: 1080

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Covers cases, legislation, and developments regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, FDA regulatory, life science, Paragraph IV, ANDA, Hatch-Waxman, pharma, branded & generic drugs, Lanham Act, unfair competition, false advertising, Internet, domain name, and e-commerce law.

http://www.wiemeltlaw.com/id46.html
Rank this Week: 2847

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    New Video Streaming Options and Network Neutrality

    New Video Streaming Options and Network Neutrality
               Over the last few weeks, several video streaming options have arrived.  See, e.g.,…
  • Mar 12

    A Concise and Preliminary Summary of the FCC's Published Open Internet Order

    A Concise and Preliminary Summary of the FCC's Published Open Internet Order
            Soon after learning that the FCC would release it Open Internet Order, I started to read, skim and summarize. Nine or so hours later, I have generated a summary that should correctly provide the main…
  • Mar 5

    Comcast Streaming of NBC Broadcast Content

    Comcast Streaming of NBC Broadcast Content
                NBC soon will join the ranks of content providers offering a streaming option to cord cutters and mobile consumers.  See, e.g.,…
Rank this Week: 1525

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Mar 20

    Copyright Law In The Classroom – Part 2

    Copyright Law In The Classroom – Part 2
    A few weeks ago, I started discussing the very interesting question of the use of resources in the classroom subject to protection under copyright and trademark law. I thought it was interesting because one of the common urban myths I…
  • Mar 13

    Trusting Your Music Copyright Case to a Jury

    Trusting Your Music Copyright Case to a Jury
    I know you all heard about the $7.4 million verdict for the Marvin Gaye family over the popular tune “Blurred Lines” penned by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. The story has been everywhere – on the morning news, in the…
  • Mar 6

    Copyright Law in the Classroom – Part 1

    Copyright Law in the Classroom – Part 1
    It is so interesting to see how copyright law now touches some aspect in many careers. Recently, my longtime friend, college roommate and now turned art teacher reached out to me with questions about copyright law. She wanted to educate her…
Rank this Week: 4810

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Mar 20

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/20/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/20/15
    How Digital Filmmaking Destroyed Screenwriting — “Cheap digital production closed the doors of distributors to low-budget projects, in a way that didn’t exist in the days of film. The internet devalued content to the…
  • Mar 16

    “Copyright law serves public ends by providing individuals with an incentive to pursue private ones”

    “Copyright law serves public ends by providing individuals with an incentive to pursue private ones”
    On March 9, a group of 31 advocacy groups and 13 academics sent a letter to members of the 114th Congress, “Supporting a Pro-Innovation, Pro-Creator, Pro-Consumer Copyright Agenda” (which was a response to a previous letter…
  • Mar 13

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/13/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 03/13/15
    Harvey Weinsten, Matthew Weiner, Kurt Sutter Urge Congress to Support Strong Copyright System — They and over 1500 other creators and artists of all types sent a letter to Congress this week saying, in part, “Our copyright system…
Rank this Week: 259

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Mar 20

    No Time Lag Allowed in Crediting Electronic Mortgage Payment

    No Time Lag Allowed in Crediting Electronic Mortgage Payment
    When a consumer makes a mortgage payment online, should the mortgage servicer be required to credit the electronic payment on the day the consumer authorizes the payment?  Elena Fridman’s mortgage payment to NYCB Mortgage Company,…
  • Mar 13

    Availability to Provide Services is Not Trademark Use in Commerce

    Availability to Provide Services is Not Trademark Use in Commerce
    What is “use in commerce” for federal trademark registration application purposes?  David Couture filed a federal trademark application for PLAYDOM on May 30, 2008.  He submitted a screen shot of his single page website…
  • Mar 6

    Media Outlet Use of Photo Not a Slam Dunk Fair Use

    Media Outlet Use of Photo Not a Slam Dunk Fair Use
    North Jersey Media Group (NJMG) owes the copyright to the seminal photograph of three firefighters raising the American flag in the rubble of the World Trade Center site on September 11, 2001 (the Work).  On September 11, 2013, Fox News…
Rank this Week: 959

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
  • Mar 6

    Proving Damages at Trial in Copyright Litigation

    Proving Damages at Trial in Copyright Litigation
    David Leichtman from Robins Kaplan in NY gave us an excellent presentation on proving damages at trial in copyright litigation at the Intellectual Property Institue's Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is my summary of his talk along with…
  • Mar 1

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media
    Andrew Berger is moderating a panel discussion at the Litigation Counsel of America‘s 2015 Spring Conference. The title of the program is Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age…
Rank this Week: 611