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Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Sep 21

    Are Your Social Media Fans Cybersecurity Savvy?

    Are Your Social Media Fans Cybersecurity Savvy?
    Today’s online world is all about engaging and staying connected with others via social media. For businesses, establishing a presence on various social media platforms is an enticing way to connect with current customers as well as…
  • Sep 15

    Murky Media: How Companies and Celebrities May Fall Short of the FTC’s “Clear and Conspicuous” Standard

    Murky Media: How Companies and Celebrities May Fall Short of the FTC’s “Clear and Conspicuous” Standard
    Social media has become a must-have medium for most companies and celebrities. The medium provides an easy, inexpensive and instantaneous connection to customers and fans. However, as social media marketing continues to expand and evolve, so…
  • Sep 12

    Should Social Media Have a Role in Mergers and Acquisitions?

    Should Social Media Have a Role in Mergers and Acquisitions?
    Social media is quickly becoming the way that companies present and market themselves to the world. Companies are also realizing the value social media provides in an easy conduit to communicate with customers. But the same qualities that…
Rank this Week: 1313

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
  • Sep 21

    Six Years Later, NLRB’s Social Media Guidelines Still Confound

    Six Years Later, NLRB’s Social Media Guidelines Still Confound
    Six years ago, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) became one of the first governmental agencies to regulate social media use in the workplace.  In 2010 and 2011, the NLRB issued a series of guidance memos and decisions sketching…
  • Jul 11

    Clicking Your Way to Enforceability – Court Enforces “Clickwrap” Non-Compete Agreement

    Clicking Your Way to Enforceability – Court Enforces “Clickwrap” Non-Compete Agreement
    You’ve heard the buzz about Pokemon GO and decide to give it a try.  After installing the game on your phone and moving past the initial splash screen, you’re presented with the game’s Terms of Service, which you may…
  • May 21

    Defend Trade Secrets Act Gives Employers New Options to Combat Trade Secrets Theft

    Defend Trade Secrets Act Gives Employers New Options to Combat Trade Secrets Theft
    Whether it’s the secret recipe for your gourmet cupcakes or a unique process for manufacturing your best-selling product, trade secrets are valuable company assets.  When an employee leaves, there’s a risk they will take your…
Rank this Week: 1708

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

Discusses legal and policy issues in the software freedom community, with occasional interviews. By Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler.

http://faif.us/
  • Sep 21

    0x5D: Conference Report, 1st Half of 2016

    0x5D: Conference Report, 1st Half of 2016
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley attended and spoke at FOSDEM 2016 and LinuxConf Australia 2016 (03:10) Bradley and Karen co-coordinated the FOSDEM 2016 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom (04:43) Tom Marble did an…
  • Sep 2

    0x5C: Basic FLOSS Concepts: Licensing 101

    0x5C: Basic FLOSS Concepts: Licensing 101
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:35) Bradley mentioned the phrase “fixed in a tangible medium” which appears in the USA copyright law. (03:10) Bradley mentioned the Sherman Antitrust act. (04:05) Bradley mentioned the card…
  • Aug 18

    0x59: Audio Killed the Video Star

    0x59: Audio Killed the Video Star
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Bradley said in the before time — in the long long ago, which is a reference to the South Park parody of the ST:TOS episode, Miri (01:30) Bradley mentioned when Karen Sandler left the GNOME…
Rank this Week: 1815

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on 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/
  • Sep 21

    The risky business of allusive trade marks in South Africa

    The risky business of allusive trade marks in South Africa
    When a trader adopts words in common use for his trade name, some risk of confusion is inevitable. But the risk must run unless the first user is allowed to unfairly monopolise the words. This dictum from a 1946 House of Lords judgement still…
  • Sep 19

    Seattle Seahawks fans still the 12th Man under new trademark licensing deal with A&M

    Seattle Seahawks fans still the 12th Man under new trademark licensing deal with A&M
    Football season is upon us, and fans of the Seattle Seahawks were no doubt celebrating the thrilling 12-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins during their first game of the season on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Seattle fans, who have been…
  • Sep 14

    NY Court Says No Grand Theft of Stars’ Publicity Rights. What About California?

    NY Court Says No Grand Theft of Stars’ Publicity Rights. What About California?
    In July, the Brand Protection Blog reviewed potential “right of publicity” claims that might have been brought by celebrities whose wax “look alikes” appeared in Kanye West’s “Famous” music video.…
Rank this Week: 4565

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
  • Sep 21

    The risky business of allusive trade marks in South Africa

    The risky business of allusive trade marks in South Africa
    When a trader adopts words in common use for his trade name, some risk of confusion is inevitable. But the risk must run unless the first user is allowed to unfairly monopolise the words. This dictum from a 1946 House of Lords judgement still…
  • Sep 19

    Seattle Seahawks fans still the 12th Man under new trademark licensing deal with A&M

    Seattle Seahawks fans still the 12th Man under new trademark licensing deal with A&M
    Football season is upon us, and fans of the Seattle Seahawks were no doubt celebrating the thrilling 12-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins during their first game of the season on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Seattle fans, who have been…
  • Sep 14

    NY Court Says No Grand Theft of Stars’ Publicity Rights. What About California?

    NY Court Says No Grand Theft of Stars’ Publicity Rights. What About California?
    In July, the Brand Protection Blog reviewed potential “right of publicity” claims that might have been brought by celebrities whose wax “look alikes” appeared in Kanye West’s “Famous” music video.…
Rank this Week: 4454

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
  • Sep 21

    Richard Bell Sues IU, Purdue, A Place for Mom

    Richard Bell Sues IU, Purdue, A Place for Mom
    Richard Bell strikes again…and again…and again. Mr. Bell has filed eight more copyright lawsuits over his Indianapolis skyline photo. Several …Continue reading →
  • Sep 21

    Miami (OH) Student Apartments sued over ANNEX Trademark

    Miami (OH) Student Apartments sued over ANNEX Trademark
    Since 2013, Plaintiff has used the trademark THE ANNEX in connection with nine student housing facilities in three states. Seven …Continue reading →
  • Sep 12

    Artist sues Boat Dealer over Breach of License

    Artist sues Boat Dealer over Breach of License
    Pursuant to an agreement, Plaintiff created and applied artwork to a limited number of Defendant’s boats. Defendant is alleged to have …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1461

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 4473

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Sep 21

    AIPPI Milano – UPC mock trial

    AIPPI Milano – UPC mock trial
    The final morning of the AIPPI Milano Congress contained a blockbuster, 4-hour, 3-part session on Brexit and the UPC: “Panel Session IX: Patent – The UPC – Brexit or business as usual?” The structure and panellists for…
  • Sep 21

    USA: Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corp, United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, No. 2015-1944, 16 September 2016

    USA: Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corp, United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, No. 2015-1944, 16 September 2016
    In an inter partes review of a patent owned by Wi-Fi One, LLC (“Wi-Fi”), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision to deny Wi-Fi’s request to conduct discovery into whether Broadcom Corporation’ petition was…
  • Sep 20

    AIPPI Milano – Similar but different

    AIPPI Milano – Similar but different
    Panel session 2 of the second day of the Congress was a discussion session about biosimilars. Moderator Dominic Adair (Partner, Bristows (UK)) led his panellists Fritz Reiter (Regulatory CMC Team Leader, Sandoz GmbH (AT)), Prof. Mei-Hsin Wang…
Rank this Week: 4568

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
  • Sep 21

    Inherent Disclosure Satisfied Written Description

    Inherent Disclosure Satisfied Written Description
    In Yeda Research and Development Co., Ltd. v. Abbott GMBH & Co. KG, Slip Op. 2015-1662 (Fed. Cir. 2016), the Federal Circuit held that a claim to an isolated protein described by its partial amino acid sequence satisfies 35 U.S.C. §…
  • Sep 18

    Personalized Medicine: Insights Into Current Legal Issue

    Personalized Medicine: Insights Into Current Legal Issue
    Guest Post by:  Nate Beaver, Esq.; Gary Koch, Esq.; Antoinette Konski, Esq.; and Judy Waltz, Esq., Foley & Lardner, LLP. In his January 20, 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama brought to the nation’s attention the…
  • Aug 22

    USPTO ANNOUNCES CANCER MOONSHOT CHALLENGE

    USPTO ANNOUNCES CANCER MOONSHOT CHALLENGE
    The USPTO announced a public challenge in support of the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The USPTO is asking the public to investigate and leverage the intellectual property data within the USPTO and combine it with other economic…
Rank this Week: 2425

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 716

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Sep 20

    MLB Manager-Of-The-Year Predictions #FireFarrell

    MLB Manager-Of-The-Year Predictions #FireFarrell
    MLB lacks good stats on managers.  The best we have is XWL (expected wins-loss), which compares what each team’s win-loss record should be, based on runs scored, to its actual record.  A good manager exceeds XWL, a poor…
  • Sep 17

    17 Seconds #28

    17 Seconds #28
    The upside and downside of intellectual property. Yahoo!, once a leading tech company valued at $125 billion, was acquired by Verizon for $4.8 billion. The media’s coverage of the deal was not kind: * Verizon to End Yahoo Survival Fight…
  • Sep 12

    Red Sox Fire Manager John Farrell

    Red Sox Fire Manager John Farrell
    Controversial manager leaves a mixed legacy. [This article, written 09/12/16, is a parody. But it is also a prediction. No manager lasts forever. Farrell will eventually get fired. And when he does, the Red Sox front office will release a…
Rank this Week: 256

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Sep 20

    What Are Patent Trolls? – INFOGRAPHIC

    What Are Patent Trolls? – INFOGRAPHIC
    What Are Patent Trolls? Have you heard the term patent troll? While it is not exactly a household phrase, patent trolling is fast becoming a thorn in the side of small businesses that have good research and development departments, some…
  • Sep 14

    A Possible Method to Minimize the Cost of Patent Litigation

    A Possible Method to Minimize the Cost of Patent Litigation
    Patent litigation is often costly and time-consuming. However, the 2011 Leahy-Smith American Invents Act (“AIA”) offers a patent review system called inter partes review that could possibly reduce the cost of patent litigation.…
  • Aug 15

    What Exactly is a Patent Troll? What Should You Do if You Come Across One..

    What Exactly is a Patent Troll? What Should You Do if You Come Across One..
    What is a Patent Troll? A company or person that acquires large amounts of patents while having no desire to develop products. Instead of development, these entities file patent infringement lawsuits against parties who violate the…
Rank this Week: 562

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Sep 20

    Advanced Care Directives, Name the Team to Assist You in a Time of Need

    Advanced Care Directives, Name the Team to Assist You in a Time of Need
    Advance care directives are not just for the aging and disabled. Anyone can become incapacitated unexpectedly whether by accident, stroke, brain aneurism, or a variety of other causes. By failing to create a living will and a health care…
  • Aug 22

    The Role of Incapacity in Wisconsin Estate Planning

    The Role of Incapacity in Wisconsin Estate Planning
    Recognizing the potential for incapacitation as part of your Wisconsin estate plan is important in order to avoid unnecessary legal battles and guardianship proceedings (sometimes called "living probate").
  • Aug 12

    The Probate Process in Wisconsin

    The Probate Process in Wisconsin
    Any Wisconsin estate that exceeds $50,000 in value must go through the probate process unless the property is subject to certain exemptions.
Rank this Week: 3067

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Sep 20

    They Invented What? (No. 9)

    They Invented What? (No. 9)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,055,910:  Toy gas fired missile and launcher assembly.   Background: Flatulence is the accumulation of excessive gas in the stomach or…
  • Jul 27

    They Invented What? (No. 8)

    They Invented What? (No. 8)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,982,161:  Process for the utilization of ruminant animal methane emissions.   I claim:  1. A method for producing methane-utilizing…
  • Jun 26

    They Invented What? (No. 7)

    They Invented What? (No. 7)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 4,465,208:  Chewing Gum Dispenser.    Background: “While difficulty in removing the gum from the sheath occurs initially, and…
Rank this Week: 531

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Sep 20

    Transparency in Patent Examination Prosecution: Master Review Form

    Transparency in Patent Examination Prosecution: Master Review Form
    Guest blog by Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality Valencia Martin Wallace One important component of the USPTO’s commitment to achieve greater accuracy, clarity, and consistency in examination and prosecution is the Clarity and…
  • Sep 16

    Five Years of Patent Pro Bono Succe

    Five Years of Patent Pro Bono Succe
    Guest blog by Will Covey, Deputy General Counsel and John Kirkpatrick, Patent Pro Bono Coordinator Five years ago, President Obama signed the America Invents Act (AIA) into law, bringing sweeping changes to the U.S. patent system.  In…
  • Aug 29

    Importing Prior Art Automatically to Streamline Patent Examination Proce

    Importing Prior Art Automatically to Streamline Patent Examination Proce
    Guest blog by Mark Powell, Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation As part of our continuing efforts to improve patent examination quality and efficiency, the USPTO will host a roundtable on September 28, 2016 to discuss…
Rank this Week: 1983

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Sep 20

    Which voting machines can be hacked through the Internet?

    Which voting machines can be hacked through the Internet?
    Over 9000 jurisdictions (counties and states) in the U.S. run elections with a variety of voting machines: optical scanners for paper ballots, and direct-recording “touchscreen” machines.  Which ones of them can be hacked to…
  • Sep 15

    Bitcoin’s history deserves to be better preserved

    Bitcoin’s history deserves to be better preserved
    Much of Bitcoin’s development has happened in the open in a transparent manner through the mailing list and the bitcoin-dev IRC channel. The third-party website BitcoinStats maintains logs of the bitcoin-dev IRC chats. [1] This resource…
  • Sep 14

    All the News That’s Fit to Change: Insights into a corpus of 2.5 million news headline

    All the News That’s Fit to Change: Insights into a corpus of 2.5 million news headline
    [Thanks to Joel Reidenberg for encouraging this deeper dive into news headlines!] There is no guarantee that a news headline you see online today will not change tomorrow, or even in the next hour, or will even be the same headlines your…
Rank this Week: 188

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 414

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Zambia's New Traditional Knowldege, Genetic Resources and Expressions of Folklore Act.

    Zambia's New Traditional Knowldege, Genetic Resources and Expressions of Folklore Act.
    A Zambian citenge depicting a village scene.(This is the one Little Leo has with her far from home,so this is the one that gets pictured.)Little Leo promised you a look at Zambia’s new TK, GR and EOF bill, so here we go.  Quite…
  • Sep 18

    Anything you can think of can be 3D printed. But what about intellectual property?

    Anything you can think of can be 3D printed. But what about intellectual property?
    SLA 3D Printer used by Rabbit Whatever object you can think of, as long as it’s not giant-sized, can be 3D printed these days. NASA is sending 3D printers onboard spacecraft, to print spare parts if and when they’re needed. Nike…
  • Sep 17

    Zambia Welcomes Two New IP Treatie

    Zambia Welcomes Two New IP Treatie
    What better to do during cold season than sit huddled inside signing IP bills into law?  At least that seems to be the case for usually-quiet Zed with the introduction of two new IP laws this past June.  The Industrial Designs Act…
Rank this Week: 1429

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Sep 19

    Walmart Seeks Patent for Robo-Shopping Cart

    Walmart Seeks Patent for Robo-Shopping Cart
    IPNews® - Walmart has filed for a patent that might bring your shopping cart to life.  The patent involves technology that would allow your shopping cart to drive itself and answer your questions while you focus on shopping. …
  • Sep 9

    Grumpy Cat Sues Grenade Beverage for Copyright Infringement

    Grumpy Cat Sues Grenade Beverage for Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - The owners of famous feline Grumpy Cat filed a lawsuit against its coffee maker licensee Grenade Beverage.   The lawsuit claims that Grenade used the famous Grumpy Cat images and trademark on t-shirts without authorization.…
  • Aug 31

    Apple Patent Will Deter Theft of Devices by Taking Photos, Videos and Fingerprint

    Apple Patent Will Deter Theft of Devices by Taking Photos, Videos and Fingerprint
    IPNews® - A recently published patent application by Apple covers technology allowing devices to record and transmit biometric data on unauthorized users.   The recorded information, such as fingerprints and photos, could be used to…
Rank this Week: 911

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
  • Sep 19

    USPTO Director Lee testifies before House Judiciary Committee

    USPTO Director Lee testifies before House Judiciary Committee
    On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 13th, the intellectual property subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee convened for a hearing on oversight of practices and procedures at the U.S.…
  • Aug 29

    CAFC rules Board misapplied law of common sense

    CAFC rules Board misapplied law of common sense
    On August 10, 2016, the Federal Circuit issued an important ruling in Arendi S.A.R.L. v. Apple, Inc. The dispute dates back several years to December 2, 2013, when Apple Inc., Google, Inc. and Motorola Mobility LLC (collectively…
  • Aug 18

    Alice Experts and the Return of Second Pair of Eyes to the PTO

    Alice Experts and the Return of Second Pair of Eyes to the PTO
    “I have not yet run into an Art Unit that does not have someone designated as an Alice expert,” explained JiNan Glasgow of Neopatents. “They won’t always tell you who it is, but they all say they have an Alice…
Rank this Week: 689

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 523

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

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

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Sep 19

    Three Kinds of UDRP Disputes and Their Outcome

    Three Kinds of UDRP Disputes and Their Outcome
    There are three kinds of udrp disputes, those that are out-and-out cybersquatting, those that are truly contested, and those that are flat-out overreaching by trademark owners. In the first group are the plain vanilla disputes; sometimes…
  • Sep 12

    Getting it Right the First Time; Second Chance With New Fact

    Getting it Right the First Time; Second Chance With New Fact
    UDRP complainants are expected to get it right the first time, and if they don’t there’s a narrow window for a second filing. Evidence previously available but overlooked will not support a new complaint, although this does not…
  • Sep 5

    Masking Identity with Proxy/Privacy Service

    Masking Identity with Proxy/Privacy Service
    No censure attaches to having domain names registered by proxy/privacy services. However, while the practice has become routine for protecting privacy and sensitive information, registering in the name of a proxy is still taken into account…
Rank this Week: 503

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/
  • Sep 19

    2d Cir: Brown v Winfrey re OWN YOUR POWER

    2d Cir: Brown v Winfrey re OWN YOUR POWER
    Blogged previously here and here. Plaintiff fails to establish protectability of OWN YOUR POWER, and likelihood of confusion arising from Oprah’s use on magazine cover and other usages.
  • Sep 14

    SDNY: LVL XIII v LV re Metal toe plate

    SDNY: LVL XIII v LV re Metal toe plate
    107 page decision by Engelmeyer, J. Plaintiff targets its LVL XIII (Level 13) sneaker at the luxury ($500) market. The sneaker has a metal toe plate with LVL XIII engraved on it: Plaintiff’s sneaker got some traction: a few celebrities…
  • Sep 13

    Patchogue’s LIVE AFTER FIVE v Farmingdale’s LIVE AT FIVE

    Patchogue’s LIVE AFTER FIVE v Farmingdale’s LIVE AT FIVE
    Patchogue is about thirty minutes from Farmingdale on Long Island. Patchogue’s festivals are ALIVE AFTER FIVE and Farmingdale’s festivals are ALIVE AT FIVE.
Rank this Week: 171

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/
  • Sep 19

    Someone Else is Registering My Trademark: What Do I Do?

    Someone Else is Registering My Trademark: What Do I Do?
    Dear Rich: I attempted to register a trademark in 2005, which became abandoned by the USPTO in 2007 as I did not have the proper resources to complete the process. The trademark is associated with an event I have been producing since 2002,…
  • Sep 12

    Can I Sell Public Domain Image as Vector Image?

    Can I Sell Public Domain Image as Vector Image?
    Dear Rich: I am a graphic designer. I am wondering if I can use a public domain image as a model to create a vector image, then sell that vector image on posters or a t-shirt. I created a famous chandelier in Illustrator, based upon a…
  • Sep 7

    Can I Republish "The Raven"? Evermore!

    Can I Republish "The Raven"? Evermore!
    Dear Rich: I wanted to make an illustrated book out of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven as a gift to my son. I recently changed career paths and am now studying graphic art and am wondering if I could publish and sell the book as opposed to just…
Rank this Week: 464

Blawgertainment

Blawgertainment

Covers intellectual property, entertainment and media law. By Ken Davidson.

http://www.blawgertainment.com
  • Sep 18

    Choosing a Patent Lawyer in Edmonton

    Choosing a Patent Lawyer in Edmonton
    If you want to find intellectual property law in Edmonton, then there a few things you should know first. Check out multiple lawyers and get multiple opinions.  With anything as important as this, you need to get multiple opinions from a…
  • Sep 14

    Top Lawyers of All Time (Ranked!)

    Top Lawyers of All Time (Ranked!)
    1. Joe Jamail Your attitude will go a long way in determining your success, your recognition, your reputation, and your enjoyment in being a lawyer. Jamail was also considered to be the wealthiest lawyer in the US.  He was a…
  • Sep 11

    Summary of Important Supreme Court Case

    Summary of Important Supreme Court Case
    This is a fantastic summary video of some of the most important supreme court cases out there.  All of these decisions have had massive effect on the state of the US’s legal precedent today. … The post Summary of Important…
Rank this Week: 2139

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Sep 17

    Does Australia Have a (US-Style) Two-Step Test for Patent-Eligibility?

    Does Australia Have a (US-Style) Two-Step Test for Patent-Eligibility?
    In its Mayo/Myriad/Alice series of cases, the US Supreme Court has established a two-step test in order to determine whether a claimed invention defines patent-eligible subject matter or not.  In the first step, the claims are examined…
  • Sep 11

    Recombinant DNA Technology and Extensions of Patent Term – ‘Swiss-Style’ Claims Continue to Confuse

    Recombinant DNA Technology and Extensions of Patent Term – ‘Swiss-Style’ Claims Continue to Confuse
    A recent decision by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of Australia has addressed the question of whether a patent directed to a second or subsequent medical use of a known pharmaceutical substance can be eligible for an extension of term,…
  • Sep 4

    The Limitations of Patents in a Globalised Economy

    The Limitations of Patents in a Globalised Economy
    Advances in information technology, transport and communications, along with the implementation of multinational trade agreements, have resulted in a great acceleration in cross-border movement of goods, services, technologies and capital…
Rank this Week: 1176

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/
  • Sep 16

    International Trademark Filings And The Most Frequently Asked Question

    International Trademark Filings And The Most Frequently Asked Question
    If an organization is offering products or services under a trademark in another country or plans to enter a market abroad in the future, consideration should be given to registering your trademark in that country. There should be an inquiry…
  • Sep 2

    Overcoming A Descriptiveness Refusal Under Section 2(e)(1)

    Overcoming A Descriptiveness Refusal Under Section 2(e)(1)
    In a recent case at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board” or “TTAB”), Watercraft Superstore, Inc. (the “Applicant”) took a different approach in convincing the Board that the subject trademark…
  • Aug 15

    When Is It Appropriate To File A UDRP Complaint?

    When Is It Appropriate To File A UDRP Complaint?
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) adopted The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the “Policy” or “UDRP”) to resolve any disputes that arise between parties over…
Rank this Week: 4297

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

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

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Sep 16

    Red Dirt IP Digs Up Americana Root

    Red Dirt IP Digs Up Americana Root
    Elizabeth Isaac Dunlap Codding is honored to partner once again with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office to spread the word of the booming creativity abounding in our state. This time we…
  • Sep 9

    Friday Fun – Lightsaber Training/Battle Simulator Patent Application

    Friday Fun – Lightsaber Training/Battle Simulator Patent Application
    Jeremy McKinney This spring, Disney officially broke ground on a 14-acre expansion that includes “Star Wars” themed lands. Among other features, a recently published patent…
  • Sep 1

    Derivations: Wild West of the USPTO

    Derivations: Wild West of the USPTO
    Genni Ellis Derivations came on the patent scene via the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) that was passed by Congress and signed into Law by President Obama on September 16, 2011.1…
Rank this Week: 820

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Sep 16

    Twice as nice in Ohio

    Twice as nice in Ohio
    Two times twice, really.  Next week I will be presenting in Ohio for the second time, which is nice twice once. Nice twice twice is that this second presentation is the 26th All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property…
  • Sep 9

    Official, municipal and trademarkable

    Official, municipal and trademarkable
    Originally posted 2012-07-23 14:01:30. Republished by Blog Post PromoterA long time ago I asked this question about the aggressive IP — or quasi-IP — enforcement policy of New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority: [T]he…
  • Sep 9

    Louis Vuitton — the big IP player that keeps on giving

    Louis Vuitton — the big IP player that keeps on giving
    Ah hah!  Two of my favorite subjects, like peanut butter and chocolate, in one candy bar: prof amici in @LouisVuitton case argue federal trademark dilution statute “is in fatal tension w/ 1st amendment.”…
Rank this Week: 137

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    The Strategy in Smartphone Battery Location

    The Strategy in Smartphone Battery Location
                Once upon a time, most cellphone users could easily replace their batteries should they want to extend the life of their handset. Absent operator error, the decline in the…
  • Sep 9

    So This is How the Internet of Things Work

    So This is How the Internet of Things Work
                This week my digital printer notified the office systems administrator by email that it needed a replacement ink cartridge.  How very helpful and timely you might think,…
  • Aug 22

    Paying Mooching Carriers—Wi-Fi Spectrum Use by Licensed Operator

    Paying Mooching Carriers—Wi-Fi Spectrum Use by Licensed Operator
                Some stakeholders support a growing strategy by incumbent carriers to offload ever increasing bandwidth demand onto other networks including unlicensed Wi-Fi.  See…
Rank this Week: 1524

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 346

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 367

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/
  • Sep 15

    Is the Technology for Self-Driving Cars Patent-Eligible?

    Is the Technology for Self-Driving Cars Patent-Eligible?
    It sounds like a silly question, doesn’t it?  After all, self-driving cars represent innovative progress in technology, and patents are intended “to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited…
  • Sep 8

    How BREXIT Will Affect Intellectual Property

    How BREXIT Will Affect Intellectual Property
    As everyone knows, in June, the United Kingdom passed the BREXIT referendum (driven by British voters), voting to exit the European Union.  What affect does BREXIT have on intellectual property rights in the United Kingdom and the…
  • Sep 1

    NO ICE, PLEASE!

    NO ICE, PLEASE!
    By Audrey Millemann California’s unfair competition and consumer protection laws protect consumers from false representations about products or services.  These laws include the Unfair Competition Law (Business and Professions Code…
Rank this Week: 830

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
Rank this Week: 636

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Sep 15

    Software Patent Update: Why McRO matters.

    Software Patent Update: Why McRO matters.
    We posted Tuesday about the McRO case, and here is some more commentary for consideration, which we posted on our firm's web site, too. One very notable point is that different from prior Federal Circuit decisions since Alice, here the claims…
  • Sep 13

    Case Update: McRo Inc. v. Namco Bandai et al. - Reversed on Appeal

    Case Update: McRo Inc. v. Namco Bandai et al. - Reversed on Appeal
    MCRO, INC. v. BANDAI NAMCO GAMES AMERICA INC., at al.United States Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitCases 2015-1080, -1081, -1082, -1083, -1084, -1085, -1086, -1087, -1088, -1089, -1090, -1092, -1093, -1094, -1095, -1096, -1097,…
  • Sep 13

    Case Update: McRo Inc. v. Namco Bandai et al. - Reversed on Appeal

    Case Update: McRo Inc. v. Namco Bandai et al. - Reversed on Appeal
    MCRO, INC. v. BANDAI NAMCO GAMES AMERICA INC., at al.United States Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitCases 2015-1080, -1081, -1082, -1083, -1084, -1085, -1086, -1087, -1088, -1089, -1090, -1092, -1093, -1094, -1095, -1096, -1097,…
Rank this Week: 452

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Sep 15

    EU Commission proposes new right for press publication

    EU Commission proposes new right for press publication
    The newspaper industry in in disarray because of the Internet, old business models are no longer working, and media empires need to contest with a changed environment. There are two ways of addressing the challenges ahead, to change business…
  • Sep 8

    European court declares that linking can infringe copyright

    European court declares that linking can infringe copyright
    A long-awaited case on intermediary liability and copyright infringement has finally been decided by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The case is GS Media v Sanoma (C‑160/15), which involves Playboy pictures published…
  • Aug 29

    The future of media and some implications for regulation

    The future of media and some implications for regulation
    There has been a lot of soul-searching in mainstream media in the past week, following Shane Smith‘s scathing health check at this year’s MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh international TV festival. The lecture should be…
Rank this Week: 336

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Sep 14

    Bicycle Saddle Patent Litigation

    Bicycle Saddle Patent Litigation
    An Australian patent holder is continuing to sue companies around the world on a split saddle design for bicycle seats.
  • Sep 7

    Patent Examiners Mostly Accurate in Time

    Patent Examiners Mostly Accurate in Time
    The Office of Inspector General recently found that while most patent examiners are truthful in reporting their hours worked, some have been compensated - at high cost - for hours they have not.
  • Jul 27

    Acceptable Specimens for a Trademark Application

    Acceptable Specimens for a Trademark Application
    Some types of advertisements and displays are acceptable as specimens for trademarks.
Rank this Week: 2577

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Sep 14

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. ECJ clarifies the copyright infringement rules concerning hyperlinks The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that…
  • Aug 31

    New issue of Music & Copyright

    New issue of Music & Copyright
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Russia’s royalty collection system heading for a big shake-up Russia’s music royalty collecting segment has…
  • Aug 3

    New issue of Music & Copyright with France country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with France country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. German recorded music sector on track for another year of growth Figures published by the German music trade body…
Rank this Week: 859

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
  • Sep 13

    How Can I Avoid Misappropriating Trade Secrets?

    How Can I Avoid Misappropriating Trade Secrets?
    This post discusses how one can avoid misappropriating a former employer’s trade secrets. I first wrote about this topic on Quora. Please see How does one make sure one doesn’t misappropriate software trade secrets?…
  • Sep 1

    What is a Certificate of Determination?

    What is a Certificate of Determination?
    One of my Avvo answers led me to write this post. Please see CA corp Certificate of Determination: must it include tag-along and drag-along provisions? Corporations, by default, issue common shares to shareholders. However,…
  • Aug 10

    Document Discriminator Appears on Driver’s License

    Document Discriminator Appears on Driver’s License
    This post about the so-called Document Discriminator on driver’s licenses is somewhat off-topic for this blog. However, I find this tidbit of information so interesting that I feel compelled to write about it. I first presented…
Rank this Week: 753

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Sep 13

    Federal Circuit: results are ineligible for patenting, but processes for achieving a result can be eligible

    Federal Circuit: results are ineligible for patenting, but processes for achieving a result can be eligible
    The Federal Circuit continued to refine the boundaries of patent-eligibility of software in 2016 with a new decision, McRO, Inc. v. Bandai NAMCO Games America, Inc. (Sept. 13, 2016), in which the court assessed whether claims directed to…
  • Jun 28

    Federal Circuit finds Internet content filtering patent eligible after Alice

    Federal Circuit finds Internet content filtering patent eligible after Alice
    For the second time in two months, the Federal Circuit has issued a decision that describes a situation in which a software invention is eligible for patenting. In Bascom Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility et al.,…
  • Jun 16

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?
    A recent Federal Circuit decision held that a patent directed to a tool attachment for demolition equipment was obvious in view of two prior art references. The court reached this conclusion even though it did not deny that the…
Rank this Week: 1104

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Sep 13

    Le Programme P3

    Le Programme P3
    Au retour des vacances, quoi de mieux qu’une petite discussion technique sur le projet pilote lancé par le USPTO au cours de l’été, le « Post-Prosecution Pilot », communément connu…
  • Aug 30

    La propriété intellectuelle des Jeux olympique

    La propriété intellectuelle des Jeux olympique
    Un grand merci à Marie-Laurence Lefebvre, stagiaire de notre bureau de Québec, pour cet excellent article! Au terme des Jeux olympiques de Rio 2016, le Canada aura remporté 22 médailles, égalant ainsi son…
  • Aug 10

    Vers un « Stairway to Hell »?

    Vers un « Stairway to Hell »?
    Merci encore à Stéphanie Yared, stagiaire de notre bureau à Montréal, qui a écrit cet article. On croyait la saga terminée, (hélas?) non. Le verdict est tombé le 23 juin dernier :…
Rank this Week: 4882

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 13

    Talent Agreements for Reality TV Series – There’s A Hefty Price To Pay

    Talent Agreements for Reality TV Series – There’s A Hefty Price To Pay
    Everybody wants to be the Next Big Thing. Right? The Voice, American Idol, Rap Wars. The Network chose you, from millions of potential contestants, to appear in this season’s series. That’s flattering. Right? Your appearance on…
  • May 20

    More Tips for the Traveling Musician

    More Tips for the Traveling Musician
    A few months back, we wrote of the challenges of traveling with a musical instrument. Since then, we received a request to publish a guest blog post, which, as you may imagine, had a commercial motivation: you see, the Flight Case Company, an…
  • May 20

    More Tips for the Traveling Musician

    More Tips for the Traveling Musician
    A few months back, we wrote of the challenges of traveling with a musical instrument. Since then, we received a request to publish a guest blog post, which, as you may imagine, had a commercial motivation: you see, the Flight Case Company, an…
Rank this Week: 4015

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 314

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 4715

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: 2338