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Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • May 5

    Stolen Images: How to Respond if Someone Uses your Photo Without Permission

    Stolen Images: How to Respond if Someone Uses your Photo Without Permission
    What should you do if you discover that someone is using a photo you took without your permission? As the person who took the photo, you are likely the copyright owner, which gives you the right to control where and how your work is copied,…
  • Apr 18

    Why Don’t Lawyers Have Empathy?

    Why Don’t Lawyers Have Empathy?
    One of my entrepreneurial friends recently asked me this question. He works with lawyers in various aspects of his life. He previously asked me, “Why are you the only lawyer I like?” His most recent question made me ponder if and…
  • Apr 3

    Know the Fine Print – Dispute Resolution

    Know the Fine Print – Dispute Resolution
    Every contract needs a dispute resolution clause – every contract. It’s something you should look for in every contract you read. If you’re given a contract to sign that doesn’t have one, I strongly recommend adding…
Rank this Week: 1886

Throughout the Universe

Throughout the Universe

Offers perspectives on law for the creative business. By Dane Johnson.

http://www.issbusinesslaw.com
Rank this Week: 4949

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • May 5

    It's Better than That! - CJEU Allows Compensation for Moral Prejudice for IP Infringement

    It's Better than That! - CJEU Allows Compensation for Moral Prejudice for IP Infringement
    As many people can imagine, the soul of an artist can be a fragile one, and uses of their works (in what ever particular way they are used in a derivative sense) can be a sensitive topic. Even so, especially in an era where technology has…
  • Apr 26

    Links A-OK - Hyperlinking to Infringing Material Online is OK, Says AG Wathelet

    Links A-OK - Hyperlinking to Infringing Material Online is OK, Says AG Wathelet
    Since the CJEU's decision in Svensson the fate of hyperlinking in a European context has been up in the air, especially when it comes to copyright infringing materials and directly linking to that content. This is an incredibly important…
  • Apr 18

    Bowled Away - 8-Second Cricket Clips Infringe Copyright

    Bowled Away - 8-Second Cricket Clips Infringe Copyright
    As a major consumer of North American sports, this writer is very reliant on the provision of highlights for this favorite sports, enabling him to keep on track with the latest developments and just to indulge in great sporting feats. Even…
Rank this Week: 4503

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/
  • May 4

    Patent Invalidation under Alice Held Not to Justify Fee Award

    Patent Invalidation under Alice Held Not to Justify Fee Award
    A declaratory judgment plaintiff, having successfully invalidated patent claims under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and the Alice case, has lost a motion for its attorney fees under 285 U.S.C. § 285. Clarilogic, Inc. v. FormFree Holdings Corp.,…
  • May 2

    Digitally Labeling Website is Unpatentable Subject Matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101, Says E.D. Texa

    Digitally Labeling Website is Unpatentable Subject Matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101, Says E.D. Texa
    Patent claims covering labeling websites were “directed to the abstract idea of gathering and labeling information to facilitate efficient retrieval of the labeled information,” without any saving inventive concept, and as such…
  • Apr 30

    Lessons from the USPTO’s Patent Quality Symposium

    Lessons from the USPTO’s Patent Quality Symposium
    The USPTO is working in a number of ways to emphasize clarity in patent prosecution.  That is the clear theme emerging from the USPTO’s Patent Quality Symposium, which I attended in Alexandria on April 27, 2016.  In listening…
Rank this Week: 1483

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/
  • May 4

    Never Say Forever: Music Master Ownership

    Never Say Forever: Music Master Ownership
    Dear Rich: The term "in perpetuity" appears in record contracts quite often in regard to ownership of masters yet that same term is quite often the subject of many problems, in particular as they relate to the statute of frauds. I am in the…
  • Apr 27

    Why Can't I Post Erotic Fiction About a Real Celebrity?

    Why Can't I Post Erotic Fiction About a Real Celebrity?
    Dear Rich: I wrote a short satirical erotica series about a C-List public figure. She already knows as she mentioned me in an online magazine article. One digital publishing platform removed these works because "publishing erotica regarding…
  • Apr 20

    Can Publisher Say What is Fair Use?

    Can Publisher Say What is Fair Use?
    Dear Rich: I'm an academic co-editing a book with a major university press. Out of an abundance of caution, our editor requested we check on permissions for a number of quotations, etc., with the original publishers. None were an issue til…
Rank this Week: 463

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/
  • May 4

    What Mis-Use Of A Photo Might Be

    What Mis-Use Of A Photo Might Be
    Defendant allegedly ran photos of plaintiff models, to promote defendant’s resorts. Discussion of what tort this might be (false advertisement, unjust enrichment), and what it might not be (negligence per se). Also, complaint was a few…
  • May 4

    5th Circuit Extends Octane Fitness Fee Rule to Trademark

    5th Circuit Extends Octane Fitness Fee Rule to Trademark
    Noting the similarity between the language of Section 285 of the Patent Act, the Fifth Circuit extends Octane Fitness to cover Section 1117(a) of the Lanham Act as to what constittutes an exceptional case for purposes of awarding…
  • May 2

    Recent @TrademarkBlog Tweet

    Recent @TrademarkBlog Tweet
    43(B)log: FESC: Regulation by Internet Intermediarieshttps://t.co/euYVIU1N9Z — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) May 2, 2016 The IPKat: Freedom of panorama in France: could even a visit to Père Lachaise become a problem?…
Rank this Week: 171

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Covers intellectual property law in Poland.

http://ip.pacek.name/
  • May 4

    UPRP IP DAY 2016

    UPRP IP DAY 2016
    W ubiegłym tygodniu miałem okazję, aby zajrzeć na chwilę na konferencję Urzędu Patentowego RP, zorganizowaną z okazji Światowego Dnia Własności Intelektualnej pt. „Wyzwania dla…
  • Nov 11

    Internet z siedzibą … wszędzie

    Internet z siedzibą … wszędzie
    Ponownie nawiązuję do wpisu Olgierda Rudaka sprzed lat, który na zawsze pewnie zostanie w mojej głowie. Ale tak jak wielce ciekawym jest odkrycie tego, że siedzibą internetu jest Warszawa, tak równie…
  • Aug 20

    Monografia o prawie przedruku – już w sprzedaży

    Monografia o prawie przedruku – już w sprzedaży
    Wczoraj wydawnictwo Wolters Kluwer rozpoczęło sprzedaż mojej książki pt. tytułem Wykorzystywanie przez prasę utworów chronionych prawem autorskim. Wyjątki, wyłączenia i…
Rank this Week: 1724

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • May 4

    Justices Split on the First Patent Trial & Appeal Board Case

    Justices Split on the First Patent Trial & Appeal Board Case
    By Don Wang In 2011 Congress enacted the Leahy-Smith American Invents Act (AIA), which established a new Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) within the Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) and instituted several new administrative…
  • May 2

    Where Will the Purple Rain Fall?

    Where Will the Purple Rain Fall?
    By Kelsey O’Neal Prince will remain one of the greatest musicians in American history; he prolifically produced music since 1978 and sold approximately 36 million albums. He was also one of a few musicians who owned his own…
  • May 2

    Where Will the Purple Rain Fall?

    Where Will the Purple Rain Fall?
    By Kelsey O’Neal Prince will remain one of the greatest musicians in American history; he prolifically produced music since 1978 and sold approximately 36 million albums. He was also one of a few musicians who owned his own…
Rank this Week: 945

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 635

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • May 4

    Why Should You Beware of Patent Trolls?

    Why Should You Beware of Patent Trolls?
    The United States has reached an all new high of Patent Troll cases in 2015. This past year has been the biggest year ever for patent lawsuits with 68% of them filed by trolls. Patent Trolls use patents as legal weapon rather than actually…
  • Apr 11

    Inventors answer important questions when filing a patent

    Inventors answer important questions when filing a patent
    Inventors, Tom and Claudia Salerno of Safe to Grow and creators of “Chair Locks” answer important questions that relate to every inventor when looking to patent. •What is the name of business and where are you located? Safe…
  • Mar 23

    The Truth Behind Patenting an Invention

    The Truth Behind Patenting an Invention
    Inventor and President of jWAY Games Juliana Curtis has designed a board game that puts a new twist on the traditional hopscotch. The easy to assemble and fun game allows kids six years of age and older to improve their motor skills. jWAY is…
Rank this Week: 557

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
Rank this Week: 527

Propiedad Intelectual y Registro…

Propiedad Intelectual y Registro de Marcas en Mexico

Covers intellectual property law, with a focus on trademark law. In Spanish. By Cesar Ramirez Esteves.

http://ramirezesteves.wordpress.com/
  • May 4

    Sistema de oposición al registro de marcas en México

    Sistema de oposición al registro de marcas en México
    El pasado 28 de Abril el Pleno de la Cámara de Diputados aprobó por 432 votos el proyecto de reformas a diversas disposiciones de la Ley de la Propiedad Industrial, por medio de las cuales se crea el “sistema…
  • Apr 25

    VIGILANCIA DE MARCAS REGISTRADAS

    VIGILANCIA DE MARCAS REGISTRADAS
    Vivimos en pleno siglo 21. En la era de la información, de la innovación, y aún así, es fecha que en nuestro país aún existe muy poca cultura relacionada con la Propiedad Intelectual. Hablando de…
  • Apr 14

    ¿Qué es una marca tridimensional?

    ¿Qué es una marca tridimensional?
    En posts anteriores habíamos abordado ya el tema de los distintos tipos de marcas cuyo registro permite la legislación en México. Se había explicado lo correspondiente a las marcas nominativas y a las marcas…
Rank this Week: 3185

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/
Rank this Week: 1462

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • May 4

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    Maurice Ravel in 1925There were a myriad of reports that almost 90 years after it was first performed in Paris, the copyright in Maurice Ravel's "Bolero" expired on May 1st. Ravel died in 1937.  Written in 1928 and performed on November…
  • May 3

    Universal and Capitol fly high with copyright win

    Universal and Capitol fly high with copyright win
    Universal Music and Capitol Records have obtained summary judgment against IFP and parent company Global Eagle, an in flight music licensing company, and the two recoded music companies can now look forward to a jury deciding the quantum…
  • May 2

    q bljeghbe'chugh vaj blHej (our first headline in Klingon)

    q bljeghbe'chugh vaj blHej (our first headline in Klingon)
    The lawsuit between Paramount Pictures, CBS studios and the producers of the crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off "Prelude to Axanar" just keeps giving. And this week the not for profit Language Creation Society submitted an amicus brief in support…
Rank this Week: 3845

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • May 4

    Free speech about trademarks and free speech

    Free speech about trademarks and free speech
    Speech about trademarks, trademark registrations and free speech have bubbled so verily to the top of the public imagination that it’s all over the official organ of free speech, the New York Times! Well, okay, that’s a bit…
  • Apr 28

    Wrong skillset for trademark registration

    Wrong skillset for trademark registration
    John Welch reports, at the TTABlog, about what you’d think would be a no-brainer: The Board affirmed a refusal to register the configuration shown below, for “electric skillets,” finding that Preston’s proof of…
  • Apr 25

    Strumming their fate

    Strumming their fate
    Originally posted 2006-06-06 20:39:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter We blogged a while ago about the Les Paul guitar lawsuit, based on the idea that the shape of the Les Paul guitar was a trademark of Gibson Guitars when the District of…
Rank this Week: 136

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • May 4

    Banner & Witcoff is HIRING! Attorneys and Law Clerks wanted.

    Banner & Witcoff is HIRING! Attorneys and Law Clerks wanted.
    Banner & Witcoff is seeking Associate Attorneys with 1-7 years of experience and a background in electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science for its Washington, DC office. Patent prosecution experience is preferred.…
  • May 3

    U.S. Patent No. 8,668,561: Video games including real-life attributes and/or fantasy setting

    U.S. Patent No. 8,668,561: Video games including real-life attributes and/or fantasy setting
    U.S. Patent No. 8,668,561: Video games including real-life attributes and/or fantasy settingsIssued Mar. 11, 2104Summary:The ‘561 patent applies to fantasy sports and covers a networked system that creates a video game sports team based…
  • Apr 26

    U.S. Patent No. 8,690,653: Video game systems and method

    U.S. Patent No. 8,690,653: Video game systems and method
    U.S. Patent No. 8,690,653: Video game systems and methodsIssued Apr. 8, 2014, to Nintendo Co., Ltd.Summary:The ‘653 patent covers multiplayer games in which each player controls a separate character and, under certain conditions, a…
Rank this Week: 447

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 1410

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
  • May 4

    Is the UDRP Biased in Favor of Trademark Owners?

    Is the UDRP Biased in Favor of Trademark Owners?
    Published in the New York State Bar Association Journal, May 2016, pp. 18-21 In an effort to combat a form of unlawful conduct on the Internet, which saw registrants purchasing domain names identical or confusingly similar to trademarks and…
  • May 2

    Warranties and Representations on Purchasing Domain Names: What are they Worth?

    Warranties and Representations on Purchasing Domain Names: What are they Worth?
    The WIPO Final Report published in April 1999 from which sprung the UDRP the following October is useful in shedding light on what the assembled constituencies had in mind in agreeing to particularly contentious issues. One of those issues…
  • Apr 25

    Trademark Owners’ Rights to Corresponding Earlier Registered Domain Name

    Trademark Owners’ Rights to Corresponding Earlier Registered Domain Name
    As I pointed out in last week’s essay, having trademark rights that come into existence later than registrations of corresponding domain names only gets complainants to first base; they have standing but no actionable claim. I also…
Rank this Week: 525

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: 1439

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • May 3

    Quick Look at USTR 2016 Special 301 Report

    Quick Look at USTR 2016 Special 301 Report
    May 4, 2016 — Last week, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released its 2016 Special 301 Report. The Report provides an annual review of the state of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)... The post Quick Look at…
  • May 3

    Updates from the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control

    Updates from the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control
    May 3, 2016 — There have been a number of important activities carried out by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control over the past few months in Calabar, the Cross Rivers... The post Updates from the National…
  • May 2

    COSON Starts Licensing Public Performance Rights for Sound Recording

    COSON Starts Licensing Public Performance Rights for Sound Recording
    May 2, 2016 — The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) recently announced that it will pursue the licensing of sound recording rights exploited by users in all commercial and public settings in Nigeria.  This announcement…
Rank this Week: 4371

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 2742

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/
  • May 3

    Ashley Madison Update: Hacked Data Is Off-Limit

    Ashley Madison Update: Hacked Data Is Off-Limit
    On April 29, 2016, Judge Ross issued his ruling on Ashley Madison’s motion for a protective order, prohibiting Plaintiffs from using the leaked documents, reports quoting the leaked documents, and information “stolen from…
  • May 2

    FTC Guidance: Update Privacy Disclosures to Keep Pace with Advances in Online Tracking

    FTC Guidance: Update Privacy Disclosures to Keep Pace with Advances in Online Tracking
    The Federal Trade Commission recognizes that many people benefit from companies’ online tracking by getting advertising that is more targeted to their preferences. However, as the technologies and techniques used by companies and…
  • Apr 28

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 4/28/16

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 4/28/16
    Several companies cast an eye toward the Internet of Things, Twitter’s AI gets pretty good at live video, some industry giants get behind the driverless car, and more … Samsung launches a place in the cloud just for Internet of…
Rank this Week: 1329

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/
  • May 3

    Seven Social Media Principles to Live By

    Seven Social Media Principles to Live By
    How do you get the most out of your social media content? Attorney John Mashni will discuss seven social media principles to live by in his presentation for the State Bar of Michigan Paralegal Section titled "The Marketing Lifestyle." The…
  • Apr 27

    Uber Pays $100 Million to Settle “Employee or Independent Contractor?” Class Action Case

    Uber Pays $100 Million to Settle “Employee or Independent Contractor?” Class Action Case
    In January we updated you on the numerous legal battles Uber was fighting across the country related to its classification of its drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. Uber, the on-demand car service, recently put one of…
  • Mar 17

    What is a Trademark?

    What is a Trademark?
    What is a trademark? A trademark is the identity that you have in the marketplace specifically associated with your goods or services. Any name, phrase, identity, symbol or logo your company uses in conjunction with selling your goods and…
Rank this Week: 3435

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/
  • May 3

    Porter Wright announces the 2016 Technology Seminar Serie

    Porter Wright announces the 2016 Technology Seminar Serie
    Porter Wright continues its tradition of providing cutting-edge information about how technology affects your business with the 2016 Technology Seminar Series, beginning  May 18. This year’s sessions are: May 18: Big Data, Data…
  • Apr 20

    Recent executive action and anticipated impact

    Recent executive action and anticipated impact
    Companies across industries – from tech to transportation – should be paying careful attention to Friday’s executive action signed by President Obama. Our colleague at Antitrust Law Source, Chris Yook, wrote an…
  • Feb 25

    Big data and what can be done with it

    Big data and what can be done with it
    Our colleagues at AntirustLawSource.com recently shared parts one and two in a three part podcasting series; “Big data and what can be done with it.” Podcast host and editor, Jay Levine, talks with Phil Rist,…
Rank this Week: 4236

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1510

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/
  • May 3

    PTAB Deems Method for Providing Funds to a Player at a Gaming Facility as Patent-Ineligible Subject Matter

    PTAB Deems Method for Providing Funds to a Player at a Gaming Facility as Patent-Ineligible Subject Matter
    Takeaway: A PTAB panel affirmed an Examiner's rejection of the claimed subject matter as being directed to patent-inelgible subject matter.  In part, the panel found the claimed subject matter was directed to the abstract idea…
  • Apr 21

    Obviousness roundup for March 2016

    Obviousness roundup for March 2016
    [Today's guest post is from Robert K S, who is a patent attorney from Cleveland, Ohio.]Countering obviousness rejections can be both the most quotidian and the most challenging task of the patent practitioner or pro se applicant. For those…
  • Apr 14

    Board reverses 101 rejection of a method claim reciting particular machine component

    Board reverses 101 rejection of a method claim reciting particular machine component
    Takeaway:  A PTAB panel found that the Examiner failed to establish a prima facie case of unpatentability in reversing an Examiner’s § 101 rejection relating to hardware/software technology for establishing…
Rank this Week: 728

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/
  • May 3

    [with Colleen Chien] Recap of the Berkley Software IP Symposium

    [with Colleen Chien] Recap of the Berkley Software IP Symposium
    Slides and papers from the 20th Annual Berkeley Center for Law and Technology/Berkeley Technology Law Journal Symposium - focused on IP and software are now posted. Colleen Chien and I thought we would discuss a few highlights (with some…
  • Apr 30

    A Trend at Pat Con: Regulating Patents Earlier

    A Trend at Pat Con: Regulating Patents Earlier
    I was thrilled to attend "Pat Con 6" this year at Boston College, thanks to this year's host David Olson, along with Andrew Torrence and David Schwartz.  I noted a trend in several of the papers: many sought, either explicitly or…
  • Apr 28

    Jonathan Masur on Improving Cost-Benefit Analysis at the PTO

    Jonathan Masur on Improving Cost-Benefit Analysis at the PTO
    Federal agencies are required to use cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for all "economically significant" regulations—those with an impact of at least $100 million. Given the economic importance of patents, even small procedural changes at…
Rank this Week: 887

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • May 3

    Markenrecht: Wenn man Äpfel und Birnen vergleichen kann …

    Markenrecht: Wenn man Äpfel und Birnen vergleichen kann …
    Äpfel kann man nicht mit Birnen vergleichen – ausser im Markenrecht! Anfang 2014 hatte Pear Technologies beim damaligen Harmonisierungsamt für den Binnenmarkt (HABM) der Europäischen Union (EU) eine Wort-Bild-Marke…
  • Apr 30

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #139

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #139
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem dazu, wieso wir alle Verbrecher sind und was traditionelle Bibliotheken von Buch-«Piraten» und Schattenbibliotheken für ihre Zukunft…
  • Apr 28

    Urheberrecht: USA setzen Schweiz auf «Watch List»

    Urheberrecht: USA setzen Schweiz auf «Watch List»
    In der Schweiz soll das Urheberrechtsgesetz (URG) revidiert werden, die entsprechende Vernehmlassung ging Ende März 2016 zu Ende. Die URG-Revision wird als «Modernisierung» bezeichnet. Sie würde aber auch eine…
Rank this Week: 4538

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    The "Sharing Economy" - in perspective

    The "Sharing Economy" - in perspective
    For practitioners and academics in IP law in Kenya, the following questions are asked all the time: "Isn't IP fairly irrelevant in Africa? After all, African societies are based on sharing and community." It's an uncomfortable inquiry, and…
  • Apr 27

    A pronouncement on image rights in Uganda – finally.

    A pronouncement on image rights in Uganda – finally.
    Following in the heels of Al Hajji Nasser Sebagala versus MTN, H.C.C.S No. 283 of 2012 (see here) and Agaitano versus Uganda Baati, H.C.C.S No. 298 of 2012 (see here), the High Court has come out in Asiege v. Opportunity Bank (U) Ltd &…
  • Apr 26

    Lessons from "Please Call Me" Concourt Judgment

    Lessons from "Please Call Me" Concourt Judgment
    Trending yesterday on Twitter in South Africa on World IP Day were two entrepreneurs, each with a great idea. One had just spent fifteen years trying to get compensation from a large telecoms company that had stolen it and had made billions…
Rank this Week: 1430

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/
  • May 2

    State Bar of Texas President-Elect campaign

    State Bar of Texas President-Elect campaign
    Due to State Bar campaigning rules I haven't been able to say anything about this on the weblog before now - all activity has to be on dedicated campaign internet and social media websites - but back in December my...
  • Apr 29

    EDTX denies plaintiff's motion for "exceptional case" under 285 after willful infringement verdict

    EDTX denies plaintiff's motion for "exceptional case" under 285 after willful infringement verdict
    Last year a jury in Judge Richard Schell's court in Plano returned a verdict for the plaintiff in Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions v. Intersil Corp., 4:08cv0451, a complex breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, tortious…
  • Apr 28

    Five (or Six) More Patent Verdict

    Five (or Six) More Patent Verdict
    Have been out of the office a lot lately doing lawyer-like things and needed to catch up on recent patent verdicts. I posted previously on the first four of the year, with the second ending the string of six defense...
Rank this Week: 199

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • May 2

    Patent No. U.S. 5,742,942 A

    Patent No. U.S. 5,742,942 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas               Web and Blog EditorPatent No. U.S. 5,742,942 AGolf Glove having Club-Gripping StrapInventors: Philip K. Sykes Description: In the continued evolution of golf…
  • Apr 19

    Patent No. U.S. 3,532,344 A

    Patent No. U.S. 3,532,344 A
     Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog Editor Patent No. U.S. 3,532,344 A Golf club and glove including coacting non-slip elements and grip positioning means Inventors: Benjamin Masstab Description: In…
  • Apr 11

    Patent No. U.S. 2,258,999 A

    Patent No. U.S. 2,258,999 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog Editor Patent No. U.S. 2,258,999 A Golf Player’s Glove Inventors: Edward S Nunn  Description: Edward Nunn, seemingly patented one of the first, if not the…
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The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • May 2

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"
    Justin Driver is Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar. His principal research interests include constitutional law, constitutional theory, and the intersection of race with legal institutions. Prior…
  • Mar 9

    Laura Weinrib, “Freedom of Conscience and the Civil Liberties Path Not Taken”

    Laura Weinrib, “Freedom of Conscience and the Civil Liberties Path Not Taken”
    Recent efforts by opponents of same-sex marriage and reproductive rights to reorient their agenda around religious freedom have sparked an explosion of scholarship on religious claims for exemption from generally applicable laws. Professor…
  • Mar 8

    Dhammika Dharmapala, "The 'Credibility Revolution' in Empirical Law and Economics"

    Dhammika Dharmapala, "The 'Credibility Revolution' in Empirical Law and Economics"
    Dhammika Dharmapala is the Julius Kreeger Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. The 2016 Coase Lecture was presented on February 16, 2016.
Rank this Week: 221

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/
  • May 2

    Federal Circuit Applies Broadened Test For Divided Infringement

    Federal Circuit Applies Broadened Test For Divided Infringement
    On April 18, 2016, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., 797 F.3d 1020 (Fed. Cir., August 2015) (“Akamai IV”), cert. denied, 2016 U.S. LEXIS 2768.  The Court declined…
  • Apr 25

    Court Orders Plaintiff to Pay Defendants’ $8 Million in Attorney’s Fees in Patent Row

    Court Orders Plaintiff to Pay Defendants’ $8 Million in Attorney’s Fees in Patent Row
    Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s twin 2014 decisions in Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management System, Inc. and Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. attorney’s fees awards are becoming more common in patent…
  • Apr 15

    Supreme Court Battle Set Over Prohibition of Disparaging Trademark

    Supreme Court Battle Set Over Prohibition of Disparaging Trademark
    Section 2(a) of the Lanham act bars the registration of “scandalous, immoral or disparaging trademarks.” The USPTO has used this applied this provision to refuse the registration of marks such as F**K PROJECT, PORNO JESUS,…
Rank this Week: 838

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: 1747

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • May 2

    Watch Lynda.com Photo Attorney Courses on Apple TV

    Watch Lynda.com Photo Attorney Courses on Apple TV
    Lynda.com has long been a great resource for photographers. Now get access to this great content, including the Photo Attorney courses (Photography and the Law: Understanding Copyright and Photography and the Law:…
  • Apr 29

    Good Tip on Registering Groups of Photograph

    Good Tip on Registering Groups of Photograph
    Most photographers realize the importance of registering the copyrights to your photographs. What’s also important is to register them correctly and to maximize the potential for damages if infringed. David Oppenheimer is a professional…
  • Apr 19

    U.S. Copyright Office World IP Day Program on April 26

    U.S. Copyright Office World IP Day Program on April 26
    For the fifth year in a row, the U.S. Copyright Office will join with the Copyright Alliance for a Copyright Matters program in recognition of World Intellectual Property Day. This year’s theme, as announced by the World Intellectual…
Rank this Week: 2600

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • May 2

    Watch Lynda.com Photo Attorney Courses on Apple TV

    Watch Lynda.com Photo Attorney Courses on Apple TV
    Lynda.com has long been a great resource for photographers. Now get access to this great content, including the Photo Attorney courses (Photography and the Law: Understanding Copyright and Photography and the Law:…
  • Apr 29

    Good Tip on Registering Groups of Photograph

    Good Tip on Registering Groups of Photograph
    Most photographers realize the importance of registering the copyrights to your photographs. What’s also important is to register them correctly and to maximize the potential for damages if infringed. David Oppenheimer is a professional…
  • Apr 19

    U.S. Copyright Office World IP Day Program on April 26

    U.S. Copyright Office World IP Day Program on April 26
    For the fifth year in a row, the U.S. Copyright Office will join with the Copyright Alliance for a Copyright Matters program in recognition of World Intellectual Property Day. This year’s theme, as announced by the World Intellectual…
Rank this Week: 344

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: 313

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • May 1

    Brand Geek’s 2016 Benefit Corporation Report

    Brand Geek’s 2016 Benefit Corporation Report
    Related Posts:Exemplar Companies 2013 Benefit ReportAbout Lara & Brand GeekPublicationsTermsBeing a B in Good Company
  • Jan 31

    Taylor Swift™ Has the Media Singing the (trademark) Blue

    Taylor Swift™ Has the Media Singing the (trademark) Blue
    Taylor Swift is a 25 year old seven-time GRAMMY Award winner. She was the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house (at age 14) and was the youngest recipient ever to receive music…
  • Jan 21

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb
    Hello Organic Kitty. Hello Kitty has been around pretty much my whole life. In fact, the iconic cuddly cartoon (don’t dare call her a CAT!) turned 40 years old this past summer, an occasion celebrated with Hello…
Rank this Week: 1887

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1661

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

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

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • May 1

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News – May

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News – May
    Below are the latest issues and cases making trade secrets | noncompete news since our last update … Federal:  The president has until Saturday to sign or veto the DTSA. “[D]escribed as the ‘most…
  • Apr 27

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Awaiting President’s Signature

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Awaiting President’s Signature
    With trade secret theft growing and showing no sign of stopping, it’s no surprise that there has been bipartisan support for Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) – the act that amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 to…
  • Apr 20

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Quick Update

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Quick Update
    Updated on 4/20/2016 at 10:48 AM EDT: As you will recall, on April 4, the Senate voted unanimously to approve the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (commonly referred to as the “DTSA”), which would create a…
Rank this Week: 1467

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Apr 30

    Can you copyright the Klingon language?

    Can you copyright the Klingon language?
    There has been a disturbance in the Force, have you felt it? Wait, wrong franchise. To Boldly Go Where No Copyright Suit Has Gone Before! Yes, Qapla’ ! Occasionally there are cases that seem to be tailor-made for legal geeks: Naruto v…
  • Apr 23

    European Court rules on copyright jurisdiction and private copying

    European Court rules on copyright jurisdiction and private copying
    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has once more helped to answer one of the most puzzling aspects of Internet regulation, where do things happen online? In particular, they have answered where can a copyright collective…
  • Apr 9

    Two Gikii events announced

    Two Gikii events announced
    There will be two Gikii events this year in September 2016. Gikii will be held in Australia and London thanks to the help of long-time Gikii enthusiasts Melissa de Zwart and Andrea Matwyshyn. Gikii Adelaide 2016 The first event will be hosted…
Rank this Week: 333

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    Up the Spout: Bapco Closures v Selpac

    Up the Spout: Bapco Closures v Selpac
    In Bapco Closures Research Ltd and Another v Selpac Europe Ltd [2016] EWHC 550 (IPEC) (18 March 2016), His Honour Judge Hacon had to decide a very short but very interesting point of claim construction. The patent in suit was European…
  • Mar 28

    The Institute for Capitalizing on Creativity: "Tales from the Drawing Board"

    The Institute for Capitalizing on Creativity: "Tales from the Drawing Board"
    St Andrews from St Rule's Tower Author Peter Gordon Source Wikipedia Creative Commons Licence The Department for Culture, Media and Sport refers collectively to the following industries as "the creative…
  • Mar 10

    Supreme Court upholds Court of Appeal in Trunki

    Supreme Court upholds Court of Appeal in Trunki
    The judgment of the Supreme Court in PMS International Group Plc v Magmatic Ltd. [2016] UKSC 12 has attracted a lot of flak over the last 24 hours much of it unjustified. According to the BBC website, Mr Robert Law, the founder of the…
Rank this Week: 1708

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

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

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Apr 29

    Monday Night Football

    Monday Night Football
    Last Monday, Pro-Football, Inc. petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its case (Pro- Football, Inc. v. Blackhorse) before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rules on it, but only if the Supreme Court grants certiorari in Lee v. Tam.…
  • Apr 22

    America’s Prince

    America’s Prince
    The legal legacy of The Artist Formerly Known as   is impressive; we’ll miss his fabled stories and exploits.  Years ago, we posted about the background dispute behind Prince’s fight with his label that resulted in…
  • Apr 14

    “Stairway to Copyright Infringement”- Step Two in Spirit’s uphill climb to prove Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ infringes its copyright

    “Stairway to Copyright Infringement”- Step Two in Spirit’s uphill climb to prove Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ infringes its copyright
    Trademarkology wants to give a shoutout to our sister blog OP-IP and its recent post on copyright infringement. OP-IP can be found here: http://op-ip-law.blogspot.com. We suggest you subscribe. In the meantime, check out Stephen…
Rank this Week: 4048

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 1099

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 29

    3 Count: Useless Article

    3 Count: Useless Article
    US Trade Representative releases Special 301 report, YouTube announced Content ID improvements and there's no Klingon word for copyright... The post 3 Count: Useless Articles appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 28

    3 Count: White Royal Wedding

    3 Count: White Royal Wedding
    Fashion designer sues over dress at royal wedding, Getty Images claims Google Image Search promotes piracy and Goodlatte talks copyright reform. The post 3 Count: White Royal Wedding appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 27

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Walton

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Walton
    The Waltons was never a show to shy away from difficult topics, so when it tackled the issue of plagiarism, it did so with both complexity and humanity. The post Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Waltons appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 52