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Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    From net neutrality to copyright: media law trends for 2015

    From net neutrality to copyright: media law trends for 2015
    With the Internet continuing to develop at a significant rate, media and IP law often struggle to keep up with the advancements. To get an insight into future developments in the digital world during 2015, the Guardian has written a piece…
  • Dec 18

    Protecting intellectual property online – the latest in the use of blocking order

    Protecting intellectual property online – the latest in the use of blocking order
    There has been a significant push in recent years to address the issue of IP rights being infringed online. Following several changes in the law, and a number of landmark decisions, progress is being made to help rights holders enforce their…
  • Dec 15

    What Does Copyright Cover?

    What Does Copyright Cover?
    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens was an immediate success when it was first published selling 6,000 copies. Yet, as mentioned in my blog Copyright Protection: How to manage copyright in an unregulated space Dickens made…
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Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    More on OAPI and Biko

    More on OAPI and Biko
    Following Jeremy's announcement on Monday that OAPI is joining Madrid, our colleague from Cameroon Aminou Ndala TITA also had this to say:"...However, OAPI has not amended its trade mark law to recognize International…
  • Dec 18

    IP policies in Africa no.s 46 and 47: South Sudan and Sudan

    IP policies in Africa no.s 46 and 47: South Sudan and Sudan
    South Sudan Neither Sudan nor South Sudan have a national IP policy yet nor do they seem to be working on one, which is understandable for countries that have been mired in military conflict. Sudan is a member of ARIPO, the AU and COMESA…
  • Dec 18

    Douala (Cameroon) hosts important OAPI meeting

    Douala (Cameroon) hosts important OAPI meeting
    This is a report by Aminou Ndala TITA based in Cameroon on developments at OAPI:fancy new logoThe Board of Directors of the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) held its 54th Ordinary Session in Douala, the…
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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: 295

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Il fait froid. Ne négligez pas le confort de votre chien à longues oreilles.
  • Dec 16

    J3/14 : courrier reçu par une personne non autorisée

    J3/14 : courrier reçu par une personne non autorisée
    Le mandataire de la demanderesse n'avait pas répondu à une notification d'irrégularités et la demande avait en conséquence été rejetée par la section de dépôt. En recours,…
  • Dec 14

    T2157/10 : requête principale... ou non

    T2157/10 : requête principale... ou non
    La présente décision illustre l'importance de bien clarifier ses requêtes lors d'une procédure orale. La Titulaire avait contesté la recevabilité de l'opposition, mais n'avait pas été…
Rank this Week: 622

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Dec 18

    The Food Babe Plagiarism Allegation

    The Food Babe Plagiarism Allegation
    Critics of Food Babe, better known as Vani Hari, recently accused the food blogger of plagiarism. But do the claims hold up to scrutiny?
  • Dec 17

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 351 – Sunk Pirate

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 351 – Sunk Pirate
    The Pirate Bay closed in Swedish raid, sampling lawsuit against Jay Z dismissed and Actors Guild comes to the aid of Cindy Lee Garcia...
  • Dec 17

    3 Count: Genuine Improvement

    3 Count: Genuine Improvement
    Apple emerges victorious in iTunes DRM case, broadcasters try to halt sale of Aereo assets and U.S. artist accused of ripping off a French advertisement.
Rank this Week: 49

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
  • Dec 18

    FDA proposes move to electronic PI

    FDA proposes move to electronic PI
    On December 18, the FDA announced a long-anticipated proposed amendment to the prescription drug and biological product labeling regulations requiring electronic distribution of prescribing information intended for health care…
  • Dec 18

    Sounding it out: A global view on registering sound trade marks (Part 1)

    Sounding it out: A global view on registering sound trade marks (Part 1)
    Protecting a sound or melody as a trade mark is challenging—applicants must not only accurately represent their sign in a way that meets the expectations of their local Trade Mark Registry, but also prove their sound, noise or jingle is…
  • Dec 17

    One plaintiff not enough to prove advertising likely to deceive reasonable consumer

    One plaintiff not enough to prove advertising likely to deceive reasonable consumer
    It seems that lately, all it takes to bring a false advertising class action regarding “all natural” or “no sugar added” representations on product packaging is the say-so of one consumer who claims the representations…
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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
  • Dec 18

    Koons Foursome or, “Infringement is not a mathematical formula.”

    Koons Foursome or, “Infringement is not a mathematical formula.”
    According to Artnet, “Jeff Koons has been accused of plagiarizing a 1985 advertisement for French Clothing brand Naf Naf. Franck Davidovici, the Frenchman who created the ad in question, has claimed that Koons’s…
  • Dec 18

    FBI and LAPD Recover Artwork

    FBI and LAPD Recover Artwork
    According to the LA Times, “Nine works of art that were stolen six years ago in one of the largest art heists in L.A. history have been recovered by investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI.”
  • Dec 16

    Monkey-Selfie Guy Still Thinks He Has Copyright

    Monkey-Selfie Guy Still Thinks He Has Copyright
    I guess having the U.S. Copyright Office issue a draft of its Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices and specifically point out that photos taken by monkeys are a good example of something that can’t be registered is not enough.…
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inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Dec 18

    IP5 Release their Annual Statistics Report

    IP5 Release their Annual Statistics Report
    Good afternoon. The world's five largest patent offices, also known as the IP5, recently released their annual Statistics Report. The Report analyzes and overviews the operations and patent procedures among the Offices, while also providing a…
  • Dec 12

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
    Good afternoon. An exciting week of patent news has come and gone. Read on for more information: Michelle Lee is waiting on the Senate to quickly approve her nomination as director of the USPTO. However, Republicans will not allow a ……
  • Dec 11

    WIPO’s December PCT Newsletter Recap

    WIPO’s December PCT Newsletter Recap
     Good afternoon. We've compiled a shortlist of highlights from WIPO's December PCT newsletter, an invaluable resource for IP professionals and patent applicants looking to stay up to date with changes made to the PCT system. Please see…
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Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • Dec 18

    Department of Justice Releases Report on Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Women

    Department of Justice Releases Report on Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Women
    Late last week, a Special Report on Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Females (“Report”), for the period 1995-2013, was issued.  The results are based on information taken from the U.S. Department of…
  • Nov 6

    MIT 2014 Community Attitudes on Sexual Assault

    MIT 2014 Community Attitudes on Sexual Assault
    In the Spring of 2014, MIT launched a survey of all of its undergraduate and graduate students (just under 11,000), related to issues of student sexual assault.  More than 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students responded, or about 35%…
  • Oct 31

    What Concerns College and University Human Resources Officers?

    What Concerns College and University Human Resources Officers?
    A few weeks ago, Inside Higher Ed issued its 2014 Survey of College and University Human Resources Officers.  Like Inside Higher Ed’s other surveys, this one provides very interesting reading. Among the topics covered in this…
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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/
  • Dec 18

    IP Stakeholders Discuss Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law at USPTO Roundtable

    IP Stakeholders Discuss Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law at USPTO Roundtable
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, the USPTO hosted a roundtable on International Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law at our headquarters in…
  • Dec 15

    Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility Issued

    Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility Issued
    Guest blog by USPTO Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino Following the valuable feedback that we received from the public through written comments and multiple public meetings over the last several months, we are issuing new…
  • Dec 12

    USPTO Releases its FY 2014 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR)

    USPTO Releases its FY 2014 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR)
    Guest Blog by Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer I’m pleased to announce the USPTO has published its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for fiscal year (FY) 2014. The PAR serves as the USPTO’s annual report, similar…
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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    you can't a accuse competitor of lawbreaking when courts have ruled against you

    you can't a accuse competitor of lawbreaking when courts have ruled against you
    Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. v. Everett, No. 14–C–1534, 2014 WL 7140038 (E.D. Wis. Dec. 12, 2014)Following a series of unsuccessful lawsuits with Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., Matthew Everett, a former franchisee, began running a…
  • Dec 18

    irreparable harm is permissible inference, Third Circuit rule

    irreparable harm is permissible inference, Third Circuit rule
    Groupe SEB USA, Inc. v. Euro-Pro Operating LLC., No. 14-2767 (3d Cir. Dec. 17, 2014) District court opinion discussed here.  Euro-Pro appealed the preliminary injunction against it based on Lanham Act false advertising claims against its…
  • Dec 17

    Soul survivor: publicity and TM claims against recorded performance fail

    Soul survivor: publicity and TM claims against recorded performance fail
    Cummings v. Soul Train Holdings LLC, 2014 WL 7008952, No. 14 Civ. 36 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 12, 2014)This right of publicity/trademark case based on use of recorded performances to which the plaintiff didn’t own the copyright could’ve…
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Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

    Easier Than Ever to Access U.S. Courts and PACER with an API

    Easier Than Ever to Access U.S. Courts and PACER with an API
    Docket Alarm is proud to announce the release of an API client libraryto access court documents on PACER.  An API allows software developers to build programs that access data in a structured way. Software developers use APIs to…
  • Dec 5

    Law360 Announces Intellectual Property MVPs for 2014

    Law360 Announces Intellectual Property MVPs for 2014
    Docket Alarm would like to congratulate this year’s Law360 Intellectual Property MVPs. The 2014 class includes both veterans and up-and-comers, with almost all of the recipients having practices focused on patent litigation. Daralyn…
  • Nov 13

    One of YouTube's Biggest Stars Fights Back in Copyright Lawsuit

    One of YouTube's Biggest Stars Fights Back in Copyright Lawsuit
    Self-made mogul Michelle Phan is embroiled in a legal battle over her use of music in her popular YouTube videos.Phan’s legal troubles began in July when music label, Ultra Records, filed a suit against her for copyright infringement.…
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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: 2937

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
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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

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Dec 17

    Presenting: What’s In A Name?

    Presenting: What’s In A Name?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    I work for a small performing arts organization which performs each year in a tax-payer funded, non-traditional space. The venue makes itself available for rental as an event space. In the past, we…
  • Dec 3

    Is There A Showcase Visa Exception?

    Is There A Showcase Visa Exception?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We have arranged for one of our foreign groups to perform a showcase at the upcoming APAP conference in New York. Will they need artist visas? Obviously, we’d like to…
  • Nov 19

    How Is Copyright Infringement Like An Ugly Car?

    How Is Copyright Infringement Like An Ugly Car?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: What rights does a translator have? I translated a non-English script into English. All of the prior translations were very bad, which is why I did my own.  Everyone…
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PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Dec 17

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Myriad Primer And Method Claims As Lacking Subject Matter Eligibility

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Myriad Primer And Method Claims As Lacking Subject Matter Eligibility
    In a case styled as In re BRCA1- and BRCA2-Based Hereditary Cancer Test Patent Litigation (also known as Myriad v. Ambry), the Federal Circuit held four of Myriad’s “primer” claims and two of Myriad’s detection…
  • Dec 15

    USPTO Finally Issues New Guidance On Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

    USPTO Finally Issues New Guidance On Patent Subject Matter Eligibility
    The USPTO has issued new “Interim Guidance” for determining whether claims are eligible for patenting under 35 USC § 101. Although the new guidance technically applies to all technologies and all types of claims, Applicants…
  • Dec 14

    Sequenom Deal May Avoid Federal Circuit Decision

    Sequenom Deal May Avoid Federal Circuit Decision
    Less than a month after their case was argued at the Federal Circuit, Illumina Inc. and Sequenom Inc. have announced a deal to settle their patent infringement litigation. While I haven’t seen an order dismissing the case, that is…
Rank this Week: 1795

Anything Under The Sun Made By Man

Anything Under The Sun Made By Man

Covers patents and business strategies. By Russ Krajec.

http://www.krajec.com/blog
  • Dec 17

    BlueIron IP - Financing Patent

    BlueIron IP - Financing Patent
    BlueIron IP finances patents for companies where the cost of capital is high. Your capital is very expensive as a startup, and needs to be used to develop prototypes, marketing, building inventory, fulfilling sales, and general expenses.…
  • Oct 6

    Patents for Defending Your Company

    Patents for Defending Your Company
    Many entrepreneurs and business owners want patents that will defend their company against competitors, but few companies actually have a proactive plan for investing their patent assets wisely. To defend your company, you want patents…
  • Oct 6

    Provisional Patent Applications are Wrong for Your Busine

    Provisional Patent Applications are Wrong for Your Busine
    In almost all circumstances, an entrepreneur or startup company should NOT get a provisional patent application. The main purpose of the provisional application is to *delay* the patent process. A delay is very useful for circumstances,…
Rank this Week: 2517

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Dec 17

    17 Seconds #6

    17 Seconds #6
    17 Seconds is a email and website newsletter that gives you useful info quickly. Believe it or not, Clocktower’s website design is coming up on two years old, so it’s time for a makeover. As part of the website redesign …
  • Nov 17

    Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery

    Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery
    Tweets from 2010 and earlier suffer from URL redirection problem. Old Tweets: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t I’ve been on Twitter continuously since 2008-10-30. Here’s my first Tweet: I'm betting that today's decision re…
  • Nov 7

    ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ quote is by Tom Bohan, NOT Winston Churchill

    ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ quote is by Tom Bohan, NOT Winston Churchill
    Thomas L. Bohan quotation ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ erroneously attributed to Winston Churchill. I had the privilege of working for Thomas L. Bohan (hereinafter “Tom Bohan”) from…
Rank this Week: 289

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Dec 17

    U.S. Patent 7,559,834: Dynamic join/exit of players during play of console-based video game

    U.S. Patent 7,559,834: Dynamic join/exit of players during play of console-based video game
    U.S. Patent 7,559,834: Dynamic join/exit of players during play of console-based video gameIssued July 14, 2009, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘834 patent allows for people to join in or leave a game without having to restart the current…
  • Dec 17

    Nintendo gets second chance from Federal Circuit on 3DS patent suit

    Nintendo gets second chance from Federal Circuit on 3DS patent suit
    Tomita Tech. USA, LLC et al. v. Nintendo Co., LTD et al.Federal CircuitCase No. 2014-1244(non-precedential)On appeal from S.D.N.Y., case no. 1:11-CV-04256Back in 2011, Tomita sued Nintendo over U.S. Pat. No. 7,417,664, "Stereoscopic Image…
  • Dec 16

    Patton goes to War Over Use of Name and Likeness in Video Game

    Patton goes to War Over Use of Name and Likeness in Video Game
    Catching up on some reading from last week, Ars Technica (via Video Gamer Law) reports on a new lawsuit filed by the rights holder to Patton's name and likeness against Maximum Family Games for their game "History(R) Legends of War: Patton."…
Rank this Week: 438

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Dec 17

    Inventing to Nowhere

    Inventing to Nowhere
    The Frightening Irony The documentary Inventing to Nowhere boils a series of complex questions down into one: Why are we allowing companies that stifle innovation to dictate our country’s innovation strategy? The History The…
  • Aug 22

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?
    The Case of the Monkey Photographer Back in 2011, photographer David Slater found himself in a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, taking pictures of critically endangered crested black macaque monkeys. After taking some pictures of…
  • Dec 9

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    Five Years Running For the fifth year in a row, Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. For 2014, Mr. Trout has been selected for inclusion in the area of Patent…
Rank this Week: 648

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Dec 17

    Rededication

    Rededication
    Originally posted 2010-12-01 20:08:12. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWelcome to Blawg Review.  Cold, rainy, prematurely wintry greetings from metropolitan New York. No exclamation point.  It has been that kind of year, it seems.…
  • Dec 9

    Seventh Circuit: I Hate Illinois Nazis.

    Seventh Circuit: I Hate Illinois Nazis.
    Originally posted 2005-02-10 10:28:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMcDermott Will & Emery has published an article on the Mondaq website (registration required) about a Seventh Circuit decision in which a losing party was required to…
  • Dec 9

    Not a good e-discovery strategy

    Not a good e-discovery strategy
    Originally posted 2007-02-08 16:29:54. Republished by Blog Post PromoterLavi Soloway writes (hat tip to Above the Law) regarding the extremely un-white-shoe discrimination litigation in New York County between former Sullivan & Cromwell…
Rank this Week: 146

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Dec 17

    China was brutal to US tech firms in 2014 – PCWorl…

    China was brutal to US tech firms in 2014 – PCWorl…
    China was brutal to US tech firms in 2014 – PCWorld bit.ly/1uSNGh7 © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Dec 17

    China’s Corruption Fight Inseparable from Economic…

    China’s Corruption Fight Inseparable from Economic…
    China’s Corruption Fight Inseparable from Economic Reform | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1wYZntW – - no value in anti-corruption for … © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to…
  • Dec 17

    Q. and A.: John Osburg on the Angst Found Among Ch…

    Q. and A.: John Osburg on the Angst Found Among Ch…
    Q. and A.: John Osburg on the Angst Found Among China’s Newly Rich | New York Times nyti.ms/1AoxYyT – - definitely not an enviable l… © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to…
Rank this Week: 625

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Dec 17

    Yeah, No Thanks Toast & Butter

    Yeah, No Thanks Toast & Butter
    John Scalzi posted (on his Whatever blog) a fairly sharp takedown of the copyright-grabbing policies of Web sites "The Toast" and its companion "The Butter". Writer Beware first brought up the issue and Scalzi verified that the Toast/Butter…
  • Dec 6

    Apple I Reaches CAFC

    Apple I Reaches CAFC
    The first of the disputes between Apple and Samsung has reached the CAFC. Dubbed "Apple I" because you just know there are going to be more cases appealed up, this is the one where Samsung lost a jury verdict on the order of a billion…
  • Dec 2

    Macmillan Pretends It Can Plug Analog Hole

    Macmillan Pretends It Can Plug Analog Hole
    Macmillan announced today that it will make articles from its prestigious journal Nature free to "view" using a proprietary tool. Supposedly this tool will permit annotation but not copying, printing, or downloading. Presumably it also…
Rank this Week: 168

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Dec 17

    Photographer and Stock Agency Each Awarded Six Figures Copyright Infringement Damage

    Photographer and Stock Agency Each Awarded Six Figures Copyright Infringement Damage
    Check the report here: http://blog.pacaoffice.org/?p=2387 Grant Heilman was awarded a total of $127, 087, which included profits and actual damages. Check the Panoramic Images v John Wiley Judgment for $403,500.00, for which 5…
  • Dec 17

    Determining Hypothetical License Fees When You Wouldn’t Have Licensed the Use

    Determining Hypothetical License Fees When You Wouldn’t Have Licensed the Use
    Many infringers argue that they don’t owe, even at minimum, a license fee for a infringing use because the copyright owner wouldn’t have licensed the use, even if asked for permission in the first place. But that’s not…
  • Dec 3

    “Unsound” – Must Watch

    “Unsound” – Must Watch
    Unsound: extended trailer rough cut from Count Eldridge on Vimeo. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading "Unsound" - Must Watch! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick…
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Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Dec 17

    Photographer and Stock Agency Each Awarded Six Figures Copyright Infringement Damage

    Photographer and Stock Agency Each Awarded Six Figures Copyright Infringement Damage
    Check the report here: http://blog.pacaoffice.org/?p=2387 Grant Heilman was awarded a total of $127, 087, which included profits and actual damages. Check the Panoramic Images v John Wiley Judgment for $403,500.00, for which 5…
  • Dec 17

    Determining Hypothetical License Fees When You Wouldn’t Have Licensed the Use

    Determining Hypothetical License Fees When You Wouldn’t Have Licensed the Use
    Many infringers argue that they don’t owe, even at minimum, a license fee for a infringing use because the copyright owner wouldn’t have licensed the use, even if asked for permission in the first place. But that’s not…
  • Dec 3

    “Unsound” – Must Watch

    “Unsound” – Must Watch
    Unsound: extended trailer rough cut from Count Eldridge on Vimeo. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading "Unsound" - Must Watch! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick…
Rank this Week: 330

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    AT&T and Comcast Violate the First Rule of Regulation During a Pending Acquisition

    AT&T and Comcast Violate the First Rule of Regulation During a Pending Acquisition
                  One would think AT&T and Comcast would be on their best behavior while the FCC considers the merits of multi-billion dollar acquisitions of DirecTV and Time…
  • Dec 10

    7+ Examples Where Consumers Don’t Call the Shot

    7+ Examples Where Consumers Don’t Call the Shot
                There are plenty of examples where the marketplace’s invisible hand does not seem to favor consumers.  As much as I want to believe unconditionally in the power of…
  • Dec 8

    Telecom Policy Lessons From Recent Aviation Merger

    Telecom Policy Lessons From Recent Aviation Merger
             During this sabbatical year, I have had more opportunities for air travel. While I still marvel at the opportunity to be somewhere on the other side of the globe in a day, I cannot believe how…
Rank this Week: 1515

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Dec 17

    Heartburn Relief: AstraZeneca Wins Nexium Antitrust Trial

    Heartburn Relief: AstraZeneca Wins Nexium Antitrust Trial
    On December 5, 2014, an 11-person jury decided in favor of defendants AstraZeneca PLC and Ranbaxy Laboratories, Inc. in the first pay-for-delay class action trial since the United States Supreme Court in FTC v. Actavis, Inc. opened the door…
  • Dec 4

    Lacking A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi – Federal Circuit Finally Holds Ultramercial’s Patent Does Not Cover Patent Eligible Material

    Lacking A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi – Federal Circuit Finally Holds Ultramercial’s Patent Does Not Cover Patent Eligible Material
    On November 12, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that Ultramercial, LLC’s patent covering an eleven step process of watching a commercial as a condition of accessing free media content is invalid as…
  • Nov 21

    Attorneys’ Fees, Costs, and an Enhancement! Oh My!

    Attorneys’ Fees, Costs, and an Enhancement! Oh My!
    We have previously posted on the judiciary’s attempts to address frivolous and unwarranted suits brought by patent holding, non-practicing entities (“NPEs”). To deter such litigation, courts have the power to award…
Rank this Week: 1443

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Obama Restores Diplomatic Ties between the United States and Cuba

    Obama Restores Diplomatic Ties between the United States and Cuba
    The United States and Cuba have agreed to open diplomatic relations between them, easing travel and business restrictions. On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced a swap of prisoners. Cuba will release American Alan Gross, who has…
  • Dec 11

    Fair Use of a Trademark or Service Mark

    Fair Use of a Trademark or Service Mark
    Trademarks and service marks are one of the most important and valuable assets of a business, whether big or small. Trademarks and service marks operate as a source identifier and establish brand recognition. In order to maintain these rights…
  • Dec 9

    The Net Neutrality Debate

    The Net Neutrality Debate
    Over the past few months one of the most talked about topics has been net neutrality. What is net neutrality? It is the principle that all content and applications on the Internet should be accessible to users equally, regardless of source,…
Rank this Week: 2810

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
  • Dec 17

    A Survey of Some Interesting New Patents from Microsoft

    A Survey of Some Interesting New Patents from Microsoft
    According to statistics released earlier this year by the Intellectual Property Owners Association, Microsoft is near the top of the list when it comes to companies applying for and receiving U.S. patents. In 2013, the company was issued…
  • Dec 15

    Innovation Focus: Cisco Pursues Telepresence Technologie

    Innovation Focus: Cisco Pursues Telepresence Technologie
    Cisco Systems, Inc. of San Jose, CA, is a corporation that is heavily involved with designing and manufacturing networking equipment along with other information technologies. A new inventory of products for Cisco’s Unified Computing…
  • Dec 11

    Tentative FDA Approval for Oral Pediatric HIV Treatment

    Tentative FDA Approval for Oral Pediatric HIV Treatment
    Mylan Inc. recently announced that its subsidiary Mylan Laboratories Limited has received tentative approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its New Drug Applications (NDAs) for two dosages of abacavir/lamivudine…
Rank this Week: 696

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
  • Dec 17

    The post appeared first on The High-touch…

    The post appeared first on The High-touch Legal Services® Blog...for Startups!.
  • Dec 2

    How to Dissolve a Delaware Corporation or LLC

    How to Dissolve a Delaware Corporation or LLC
    This post discusses how to dissolve a Delaware corporation or LLC (limited liability company) – i.e., how to terminate the entity’s existence. For information about dissolving California entities, see How to Kill Your Company when…
  • Nov 18

    May a Minor Form an LLC?

    May a Minor Form an LLC?
    This post – asking “May a minor form an LLC?” – is a companion to May a Minor Form a Corporation? I have been wanting to write this post for more than two years, ever since writing the corporation post referenced…
Rank this Week: 742

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/
  • Dec 17

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    *  FIC is proud to announce that several of its attorneys have been honored once again as Ohio Super Lawyers. *  A federal magistrate judge entered a final report and recommendation granting FIC’s motion for summary judgment…
  • Dec 9

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar
    I recently published an article in the American Bar Association’s TYL publication regarding the ethical implications of connecting with judges on social media – Hypothetically Speaking . . . What if I’m Friends with a Judge…
  • Dec 4

    WHEN CAN VOLUNTEERS BE CONSIDERED EMPLOYEES? SIXTH CIRCUIT CLARIFIES

    WHEN CAN VOLUNTEERS BE CONSIDERED EMPLOYEES? SIXTH CIRCUIT CLARIFIES
    After the Sixth Circuit held that a Plaintiff need not make a threshold showing that they were compensated to make a prima facie showing that he is an employee for purposes of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title…
Rank this Week: 1422

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
  • Dec 17

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    *  FIC is proud to announce that several of its attorneys have been honored once again as Ohio Super Lawyers. *  A federal magistrate judge entered a final report and recommendation granting FIC’s motion for summary judgment…
  • Dec 9

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar
    I recently published an article in the American Bar Association’s TYL publication regarding the ethical implications of connecting with judges on social media – Hypothetically Speaking . . . What if I’m Friends with a Judge…
  • Dec 4

    WHEN CAN VOLUNTEERS BE CONSIDERED EMPLOYEES? SIXTH CIRCUIT CLARIFIES

    WHEN CAN VOLUNTEERS BE CONSIDERED EMPLOYEES? SIXTH CIRCUIT CLARIFIES
    After the Sixth Circuit held that a Plaintiff need not make a threshold showing that they were compensated to make a prima facie showing that he is an employee for purposes of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title…
Rank this Week: 4545

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: 1482

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 4220

Trademark To Go

Trademark To Go

Chronicling developments and interesting topics in the world of trademark registration and prosecution.

http://trademarktogo.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    “Eat mor… Kale?”

    “Eat mor… Kale?”
    If you live in the United States, chances are you’re familiar with “eat mor chikin.” It’s the whimsical slogan of Chick-fil-A, the fast food chain. It’s also their (very valuable) trademark. So when a Vermont man…
  • Dec 11

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    So you’re promoting your website, product, or service with an #AwesomeHashtag. You want to protect your creative genius. Can you trademark a hashtag? How do you trademark a hashtag? Yes, you can trademark a hashtag. And you trademark it…
  • Dec 8

    Beware of Trademark Scam

    Beware of Trademark Scam
    It’s a sad truth that every industry has its predators. Unfortunately, we’ve seen a number of trademark scams. In fact, the US Patent and Trademark Office even has a page dedicated to trademark scams. These often take the form of…
Rank this Week: 4960

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
  • Dec 16

    Fetal Diagnostics Patent Claims Fall in Inter Partes Review

    Fetal Diagnostics Patent Claims Fall in Inter Partes Review
    Post grant inter partes review proceedings have lowered the hurdle to invalidate U.S. patents. The “broadest reasonable construction” of the claims and the lower burden to prove invalidity (by a preponderance of the evidence) of…
  • Dec 15

    USPTO Releases Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

    USPTO Releases Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance
    On December 15th, 2014, the USPTO released its much anticipated revised subject matter eligibility examination guidance to assist patent examiners evaluate inventions that may be related to any one of the three judicial exceptions to subject…
  • Dec 7

    Another Patent Challenge for Personalized Medicine

    Another Patent Challenge for Personalized Medicine
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent trilogy of patent-eligibility decisions (Prometheus, Myriad and Alice) have called into question the validity of many U.S. patents on diagnostic medical methods. Nevertheless, legal battles ensue and to…
Rank this Week: 2458

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/
  • Dec 16

    McDonald’s Wins A Likelihood Of Confusion And Dilution Victory

    McDonald’s Wins A Likelihood Of Confusion And Dilution Victory
    McSweet LLC (“Applicant”) filed two trademark applications to register the mark MCSWEET for “pickled gourmet vegetables, namely, pickled cocktail onions, pickled garlic, and pickled, marinated olive medley” and…
  • Nov 29

    Anthropologie’s TTAB Victory – Services And Goods Held To Be Related

    Anthropologie’s TTAB Victory – Services And Goods Held To Be Related
    Happy Green Company LLC, (“Applicant”) filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) for the mark Anthō for goods in International Class 3 including, but not limited to…
  • Nov 16

    No Likelihood Of Confusion Between WALT DISNEY’S CINDERELLA And ZOMBIE CiINDERELLA

    No Likelihood Of Confusion Between WALT DISNEY’S CINDERELLA And ZOMBIE CiINDERELLA
    United Trademark Holdings, Inc. (Applicant) filed an application for the mark ZOMBIE CINDERELLA in standard character format for dolls. The Examining Attorney refused registration pursuant to § 2(d) of the Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. §…
Rank this Week: 4478

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    USPTO’s Interim Guidance on Patent Eligibility Relaxes Limitation

    USPTO’s Interim Guidance on Patent Eligibility Relaxes Limitation
    Written By: Kenneth N. Nigon and Brian P. O’Shaughnessy The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued revised guidelines for determining patent eligible subject matter following recent groundbreaking precedent, including Alice…
  • Nov 11

    Jonathan H. Spadt to Speak at the Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Group of the Society of German Chemist

    Jonathan H. Spadt to Speak at the Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Group of the Society of German Chemist
    Valley Forge, PA | November 2014 – Jonathan H. Spadt has accepted an invitation to speak in Frankfurt, Germany, at the annual meeting of the Intellectual Property Group of the Society of German Chemists in March, 2015. The Society of…
  • Oct 30

    Living with the New § 102: How will it Change your Practice?

    Living with the New § 102: How will it Change your Practice?
    Written By: Kenneth N. Nigon The America Invents Act (AIA) changed U.S. patent law from a first to invent (FTI) system to a first inventor to file (FITF) system. This change took effect on March 16, 2013, when the new 35 U.S.C. §§…
Rank this Week: 2976

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/
  • Dec 16

    The Ultramercial Decision: Closing The Door Even Further On 101

    The Ultramercial Decision: Closing The Door Even Further On 101
    By Vijay Kumar The Federal Circuit recently issued its opinion for the Ultramercial v. Hulu case, further closing the door on patentees for what business methods qualify as being patent eligible under 35 § U.S.C. 101. Using the two-prong…
  • Dec 12

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Fall 2014 Issue

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Fall 2014 Issue
    The Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts (LTA Journal) has published its Fall 2014 Issue. The LTA Journal publishes concise legal analysis aimed at practicing attorneys on a quarterly basis. The issue’s first article,…
  • Dec 5

    Police Body Cameras Spark Potential Privacy Issue

    Police Body Cameras Spark Potential Privacy Issue
    By Naazaneen Hodjat In recent years, law enforcement agencies have been under significant pressure to increase transparency after a host of events have led local communities to lose faith in such agencies’ integrity. Concerns have…
Rank this Week: 943

IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
  • Dec 16

    Supreme Court 2014 Patent Preview

    Supreme Court 2014 Patent Preview
    On average, the U.S. Supreme Court historically hears fewer than one patent case each term. For example, in the 14 years between 1982 and 1995, the Court decided only five patent cases. In the seven years between 1995 and 2001, it decided…
  • Dec 9

    New Canadian Trademark Requirements Will Create Challenges, Opportunities For Brand Owner

    New Canadian Trademark Requirements Will Create Challenges, Opportunities For Brand Owner
    Beginning in 2015, significant changes to Canadian trademark law likely will go into effect. Because the United States is by far Canada’s most important trading partner, and Canada is the leading destination for U.S. exports, these…
  • Dec 1

    BK Attorneys Play Role As Michigan Launches Patent Pro Bono Project

    BK Attorneys Play Role As Michigan Launches Patent Pro Bono Project
    On November 18, 2014, the State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section (“IPLS”) officially launched the Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project. The Project is a collaboration of the IPLS, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,…
Rank this Week: 4963

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Dec 16

    New Anti-Malarial Drug: Ranbaxy Receives Regulatory Approval in 7 African Countrie

    New Anti-Malarial Drug: Ranbaxy Receives Regulatory Approval in 7 African Countrie
    Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. has received regulatory drug approval for its anti-malarial drug, Synriam, in 7 countries including Nigeria. According to Ranbaxy, the drug provides relief from most malaria-related symptoms, including fever, and has…
  • Dec 5

    Data Month: Most Read Articles from 2014

    Data Month: Most Read Articles from 2014
    December 5, 2014 — December is Data Month at NLIPW! We kicked off the month by looking at a few cases that touch on intellectual property, filed or decided in 2014 by Federal High Courts in Nigeria.  Next, we highlighted media…
  • Dec 3

    2014 Nigerian IP Judicial Decisions: The Year in Review

    2014 Nigerian IP Judicial Decisions: The Year in Review
    NLIPW Copyright Law Volume 2 Number 10 (2014 Nigerian IP Judicial Decisions: The Year in Review) December 4, 2014 2014 has been a busy year for Federal High Courts in Nigeria –Ruling on a suit for patent infringement relating to…
Rank this Week: 4479

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
  • Dec 16

    Inherency Accepted by the CAFC in Obviousness Analysi

    Inherency Accepted by the CAFC in Obviousness Analysi
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) recently addressed the issue of inherency in an obviousness analysis. Parr Pharmaceutical, Inc. v. TWi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Fed. Cir. December 3, 2014). Parr patented a method of…
  • Dec 6

    Many Questions Remain After U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice Decision

    Many Questions Remain After U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice Decision
    The U.S. Supreme Court has been repeatedly stepping into the patent law arena recently. Unfortunately, rather than creating certainty, this is raising many questions about what is patent eligible subject matter. The U.S. Supreme Court’s…
  • Nov 23

    Sales Activity Predominantly Outside the U.S. Avoids Patent Infringement

    Sales Activity Predominantly Outside the U.S. Avoids Patent Infringement
    This opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) addresses whether there is infringement when contracting and price negotiation occurred inside the U.S. but the actual transfer of title to the products occurred outside…
Rank this Week: 4661

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Spatial Law and Policy 2014 - The Year of the Drone

    Spatial Law and Policy 2014 - The Year of the Drone
    Each December, I have listed the top Spatial Law and Policy stories from the past year. (For those of you who have the time, it is interesting to go back over the past several years to see how the issues - and the technology - have evolved:…
  • Dec 7

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (December 4, 2014) - UAV

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (December 4, 2014) - UAV
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares an update for its members. The following are UAV-related links from the past week.Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem  (AP)Source: FAA will require Commercial Drone…
  • Nov 24

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAV

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAV
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares an update for its members. The following are UAV-related links from last week.Safety fears over ‘barking mad’ Amazon plan to test parcel-delivering drones in…
Rank this Week: 1800

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Dec 16

    Cancelling Wiley?

    Cancelling Wiley?
    Because they were spaced almost a full year apart, I really did not connect the dots when two Canadian universities announced that they were cancelling their “Big Deals” with John Wiley & Sons publisher.  The Times Higher…
  • Dec 4

    Public access and protectionism

    Public access and protectionism
    By now many folks have commented on the announcement from Nature Publishing Group early this week about public access to all of its content and most have sussed out the fairly obvious fact that this is not open access, in spite of the rah-rah…
  • Nov 13

    Going all in on GSU

    Going all in on GSU
    On Friday the publishers who are suing Georgia State University for allegedly infringing copyright by scanning short excerpts from academic books to provide students with access through electronic reserves and learning management…
Rank this Week: 748