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Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    India investigates Mr Cricket software over IP misuse

    India investigates Mr Cricket software over IP misuse
    As Hashim Amla completed his 16th ODI ton within the last few hours in what looks to be an easy victory for the South Africans over New Zealand (currently 90/5 chasing an imposing 289), Hashim's picture appears in The Indian Express under the…
  • Oct 22

    Search tools gradually open for Africa

    Search tools gradually open for Africa
    From the desk of MIP's managing editor James Nurton comes news that Tunisia is the latest country to allow access to its trade mark database to TMView which now allows searching of "almost R24.5 million trade marks". You can read more…
  • Oct 21

    RSA: National Summit on Intellectual Property (IP) and Access to Medicine

    RSA: National Summit on Intellectual Property (IP) and Access to Medicine
    Yesterday (20 October 2014) the TAC hosted its National Summit on Intellectual Property (IP) and Access to Medicines  (see its report on the summit here). An open letter to the President and the Minister of Trade and Industry was…
Rank this Week: 1443

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Un lecteur a eu l'amabilité de porter à ma connaissance cette invention qui ravira les amateurs de nature : des chaussures contenant un support de culture et de l'herbe, qui donnera à leurs heureux propriétaires…
  • Oct 21

    T1441/13 : objet restant après disclaimer

    T1441/13 : objet restant après disclaimer
    Dans cette affaire, la Chambre utilise pour rejeter un disclaimer des arguments habituellement employés pour discuter de l'insuffisance de description. La méthode revendiquée en requête principale impliquait la…
  • Oct 19

    R21/13 : pas une exception à la R.106

    R21/13 : pas une exception à la R.106
    La Grande Chambre rappelle dans cette décision l'importance du respect de la R.106 CBE. Selon cette règle, une requête en révision n'est recevable que si une objection relative au vice allégué a…
Rank this Week: 621

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

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

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Oct 23

    Four Fair Use Takeaways from Cambridge University Press v. Patton

    Four Fair Use Takeaways from Cambridge University Press v. Patton
    The most important educational copyright and fair use case in recent memory (mine, at least) was decided by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals last week. The case, Cambridge University Press v. Patton, challenged Georgia State…
  • Oct 20

    POODLE and the fundamental market failure of browser security

    POODLE and the fundamental market failure of browser security
    Last week saw the public disclosure of the POODLE vulnerability, a practical attack allowing a network attacker to steal plaintext from HTTPS connections. In particular, this attack can be used to steal authentication cookies.…
  • Oct 9

    On the value of encrypting your phone

    On the value of encrypting your phone
    This is a true story. Yesterday my phone crashed, and it wouldn’t reboot. Actually it would do nothing but reboot, over and over, with a seemingly different error message every time. I tried all of the tricks available to a technically…
Rank this Week: 192

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Oct 23

    “TOM’S CREAN ALE” Trademark Publishes—Seems No Connection to Hoosier Hero.

    “TOM’S CREAN ALE” Trademark Publishes—Seems No Connection to Hoosier Hero.
      Edit 10/23/2014 @ 6:20pm PST: Okay, so there’s an explorer guy named Tom Crean (who evidently also loved puppies)—and it looks like this business is very careful about its label-based branding, nodding to the…
  • Oct 15

    New Rogue Lawsuit: Rogue v. Gone Rogue Pub – Filed October 14, 2014

    New Rogue Lawsuit: Rogue v. Gone Rogue Pub – Filed October 14, 2014
    A brief interruption to our dormant commerce clause constitutional beer law nerd-out, to bring you some breaking brewery trademark news. Rogue may have settled one trademark lawsuit, but yesterday they entered another. Bummer. The case…
  • Oct 13

    WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT INDIANA’S PROBLEMATIC BEER REGULATIONS – PART 2 OF 4.

    WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT INDIANA’S PROBLEMATIC BEER REGULATIONS – PART 2 OF 4.
    Back to our regularly-scheduled programming. In our last content post, we promised an exploration of problems with protectionist legislation. In other words, laws that help in-staters while hurting out-of-staters, and why it’s no good…
Rank this Week: 2050

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

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

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Oct 23

    Legal guide for organic food exports to China

    Legal guide for organic food exports to China
    In 1973 on arrival in Beijing Gough Whitlam became the first Australian Prime Minister to visit China while in office. The personal, political and trade relations that followed are extraordinary.
  • Oct 23

    4 market entry options for trade in China

    4 market entry options for trade in China
    Choosing the right business structure for trade in China depends on many factors, including the nature of the product and the market in which it will be sold. There are four basic models. Working with lawyers and other professionals fluent…
  • Oct 22

    Doing business in Chinese the Zuckerberg way

    Doing business in Chinese the Zuckerberg way
    Yesterday, CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg spoke in Chinese to university students in China without any need for an interpreter. Zuckerberg, referred to by the host as “马克”  (ie the Mandarin translation for…
Rank this Week: 1219

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Oct 23

    What exactly does Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding Look Like?

    What exactly does Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding Look Like?
    As you probably read, the Texas Securities Board approved intrastate crowdfunding yesterday without limiting it to accredited investors.  You can read the rules here. For those wanting to issue equity through intrastate…
  • Oct 8

    Former FTC Regional Director and Court of Appeals Justice Answers What To Do When the FTC Investigate

    Former FTC Regional Director and Court of Appeals Justice Answers What To Do When the FTC Investigate
    We like to give you information that helps you stay off the radar of the Federal Trade Commission with posts like this, this, this, this, this and this.  But, what do you do if the FTC does investigate?  I asked newly-minted Gray…
  • Sep 30

    Lawyers Fighting Over Domain Names Never Looks Good

    Lawyers Fighting Over Domain Names Never Looks Good
    Law360 reported that two competing DUI defense lawyers are fighting over the domain name www.dontblow.com (article here, but subscription required).  Well-known DUI attorney Tyler Flood is the plaintiff.  He has been using the…
Rank this Week: 1367

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Oct 23

    What exactly does Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding Look Like?

    What exactly does Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding Look Like?
    As you probably read, the Texas Securities Board approved intrastate crowdfunding yesterday without limiting it to accredited investors.  You can read the rules here. For those wanting to issue equity through intrastate…
  • Oct 8

    Former FTC Regional Director and Court of Appeals Justice Answers What To Do When the FTC Investigate

    Former FTC Regional Director and Court of Appeals Justice Answers What To Do When the FTC Investigate
    We like to give you information that helps you stay off the radar of the Federal Trade Commission with posts like this, this, this, this, this and this.  But, what do you do if the FTC does investigate?  I asked newly-minted Gray…
  • Sep 30

    Lawyers Fighting Over Domain Names Never Looks Good

    Lawyers Fighting Over Domain Names Never Looks Good
    Law360 reported that two competing DUI defense lawyers are fighting over the domain name www.dontblow.com (article here, but subscription required).  Well-known DUI attorney Tyler Flood is the plaintiff.  He has been using the…
Rank this Week: 2193

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: 1492

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
  • Oct 23

    They Invented What? (No. 241)

    They Invented What? (No. 241)
    U.S. Patent No. D250,901:  Toy figure. JW Note:  A spooky TIW? in view of the upcoming Halloween holiday.  Hat tip to the Creepy IP series at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The ornamental design for a toy figure,…
  • Oct 10

    A Statue for Toulmin.

    A Statue for Toulmin.
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:   In the small city of Springfield, Ohio, now stands an 8-foot statue dedicated to the Wright Brother’s patent attorney, Harry…
  • Aug 4

    They Invented What? (No. 240)

    They Invented What? (No. 240)
    U.S. Patent No. 8,609,158:  Diane’s manna. JW Note:  Thanks to Guy L. for bringing this patent to our attention.  Guy tells us that his favorite quotes also include: Column 1, Line 24: “Exhibit G has a combination…
Rank this Week: 501

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Oct 23

    MBBP Supports MA Colleges and Universities in MITEF ‘Beantown Throwdown’

    MBBP Supports MA Colleges and Universities in MITEF ‘Beantown Throwdown’
    MBBP joins MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge and CHEN PR in hosting the upcoming Beantown Throwdown in November.  Students from top colleges and universities in Massachusetts will pitch off their innovative ideas for start-up…
  • Oct 22

    Forum Selection Clauses – From MBBP’s M&A Today

    Forum Selection Clauses – From MBBP’s M&A Today
    In City of Providence v. First Citizens Bancshares, Inc. decided in September 2014, the Delaware Court of Chancery analyzed a forum selection provision contained in a company’s by-laws and granted the defendant’s motions to…
  • Oct 21

    MBBP Client Named to BBJ and MHT 2014 Innovation All-Stars List

    MBBP Client Named to BBJ and MHT 2014 Innovation All-Stars List
    This month, the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech have published the list of 2014 Innovation All-Stars .  This year, two individuals and 15 companies will be honored. Among the companies named is…
Rank this Week: 507

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Out of Pocket Costs for Over The Top Applications Like Standalone HBO

    Out of Pocket Costs for Over The Top Applications Like Standalone HBO
                When one accesses HBO via cable television and other multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs”), the subscription price covers both content and conduit. …
  • Oct 16

    Presentation on Sports Telecommunications Issue

    Presentation on Sports Telecommunications Issue
          In the last few days there have been several significant developments in the IPTV and sports/entertainment marketplace.  The FCC may treat Over the Top video programmers as multichannel video programming…
  • Oct 15

    HBO and Extreme Disintermediation

    HBO and Extreme Disintermediation
          HBO announced today its intention to offer access to its content via the Internet without proof of a cable or satellite television subscription.  See http://time.com/3510434/hbo-online-streaming/. …
Rank this Week: 1506

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
Rank this Week: 1375

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Funny How? Frankie Carbone Sues The Simpson

    Funny How? Frankie Carbone Sues The Simpson
    Actor Frank Sivero has filed a lawsuit against the creators of “The Simpsons,” alleging that Louie, a minor character in the hit cartoon series, is based on his interpretation of the character Frankie Carbone in the 1990 mobster…
  • Oct 8

    What can paralegals do to improve their chances of working at a law firm they want to work at?

    What can paralegals do to improve their chances of working at a law firm they want to work at?
    Conduct some research on the firm at which you seek employment. Some of what you would be asked to do when you are working for a law firm is conduct factual, and legal research. Demonstrating that ability at an interview is impressive.…
  • Oct 6

    Same Sex Marriage Coming to 11 More State

    Same Sex Marriage Coming to 11 More State
    This morning, there was a subtle, but very influential set of rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court today which will have the practical effect of legalizing same sex marriage in five states and opening a path for legalization to a total of eleven…
Rank this Week: 2875

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 23

    Free Music in a Capitalist Society

    Free Music in a Capitalist Society
    In a keynote speech that ranges from his early utopian community days with the Stooges to BitTorrent and Kim Dotcom, Iggy Pop shows he is still as with it and still as relevant as ever. Pop talks about the music business, then and now, and…
  • Oct 20

    Art & Law in Chicago

    Art & Law in Chicago
    Our friends at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago sent me an announcement for their 6th Annual Symposium that is taking place in a couple weeks. The theme this time is "Art Meets Law: The Intersection of Art and Intellectual Property"…
  • Oct 18

    Compare and Contrast Approaches to the DMCA

    Compare and Contrast Approaches to the DMCA
    Mike Masnick at Techdirt published two stories this past week that give an interesting comparison in approaches to handling DMCA takedown notices. First, Google came out with its "how we fighr piracy" report. As Masnick notes, there's not…
Rank this Week: 167

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group…

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group Blog

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.sriplaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Why we dismissed our case against Getty Image

    Why we dismissed our case against Getty Image
    On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, our firm dismissed the case against Getty Images.  The dismissal was in response to a “Covenant Not to Sue” that Getty Images provided to our firm that says that, contrary to their first…
  • Aug 20

    Why we sued Getty Image

    Why we sued Getty Image
    On August 20, 2014, our firm filed a lawsuit on our own behalf against Getty Images, Inc.  Why did we do it?  Here is why. On July 1, 2014, our firm received an unsigned letter from Getty Images Inc. that claimed unauthorized…
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court confirms validity of software patent

    Supreme Court confirms validity of software patent
    The Supreme Court’s decision invalidating a software patent for a process that lessens settlement risk for trades of financial instruments in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l might not jump out as a win for software…
Rank this Week: 4791

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/
  • Oct 23

    Michigan Enacts Law Allowing Local Stock Exchange

    Michigan Enacts Law Allowing Local Stock Exchange
    On October 22, 2014, Governor Snyder signed Public Act 355 of 2014 into law.  The cardinal rule of securities laws is that a person cannot sell a security unless the security is: (A) registered, or (B) exempt from registration. …
  • Oct 9

    Do I Need a License to Play Music in My Own Building?

    Do I Need a License to Play Music in My Own Building?
    Did you know that playing music in a commercial setting can be copyright infringement?  Listen to this six-minute interview with attorney John Mashni to learn more. Tags: Copyright, Intellectual Property
  • Sep 25

    Aereo Loses Supreme Court Copyright Fight, But Does it Have a Future as a Cable Company?

    Aereo Loses Supreme Court Copyright Fight, But Does it Have a Future as a Cable Company?
    On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that streaming television service, Aereo, violated U.S. copyright law. In American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo, Inc., the Court overruled the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit,…
Rank this Week: 3569

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 4285

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Oct 23

    Has Alice Really Changed The §101 Standard for Patentability of Business Method Claims?

    Has Alice Really Changed The §101 Standard for Patentability of Business Method Claims?
    In the latest Supreme Court case on patentability under §35 U.S.C. 101, Alice Corp. Pty v. CLS Bank Int’l. (“Alice”), the Court addressed business method patent issues, finding that the claims at issue for mitigating…
  • Oct 21

    Service of Discovery Also Subject to New Deadline in Delaware Federal Court

    Service of Discovery Also Subject to New Deadline in Delaware Federal Court
    We previously posted on the new deadline of 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time for all filings other than initial pleadings in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. On October 15, 2014, Chief Judge Leonard Stark of the District of…
  • Oct 14

    Put Away that Midnight Oil: New Rule in the District of Delaware

    Put Away that Midnight Oil: New Rule in the District of Delaware
    On October 2, 2014, Chief Judge Leonard Stark of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware announced a new deadline of 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time for all filings other than initial pleadings. As of October 16, 2014, “[a]side from…
Rank this Week: 1444

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

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

http://faif.us/
  • Oct 23

    0x5A: Gamergate's Free Software Connection

    0x5A: Gamergate's Free Software Connection
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Karen asked if Bradley had heard of the Gamergate situation. (01:30) Matthew Garrett wrote a blog post regarding this topic entitled Actions have consequences (or: why I'm not fixing Intel's…
  • Oct 9

    0x4F: Linus Torvalds' Comments at DebConf 2014

    0x4F: Linus Torvalds' Comments at DebConf 2014
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Bradley and Karen discuss the Q&A with Linus Torvalds at DebConf 2014 in Portland, OR on 29 August 2014. (01:09) Segment 1 (04:30) Ryan Lortie asked about an offensive public…
  • Sep 23

    0x4E: IRS Refusal Redux

    0x4E: IRS Refusal Redux
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:34) Bradley mentioned the 501(c)(3) vs. 501(c)(6) difference came up on FaiF 0x41. (03:35) Bradley mentioned that in 501(c)(3) status from the IRS is based on receiving some status governed by…
Rank this Week: 1776

Jackson White Intellectual…

Jackson White Intellectual Property Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-ip-attorney/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Disney Opposes Deadmau5 in Trademark Battle

    Disney Opposes Deadmau5 in Trademark Battle
    Mickey Mouse has been an icon since 1928, but a possible trademark has The Walt Disney Co. concerned for their mouse friend. The Walk Disney Co. is asking the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to refuse a trademark filed byThe post Disney…
  • Oct 21

    Celebs Seek Copyright Justice for Leaked Nude Photo

    Celebs Seek Copyright Justice for Leaked Nude Photo
    It’s no surprise that celebrities have their private business made public more than the rest of the population. For some, this private business includes nude photos. Stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were two of many…
  • Oct 16

    ALS Association Wants Trademark Rights to ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

    ALS Association Wants Trademark Rights to ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’
    Lately, individuals have not been able to open their social media accounts without witnessing another ALS ice bucket challenge. It seems everyone is participating. In fact, with the help of the challenge, the ALS Association has been able to…
Rank this Week: 4632

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
  • Oct 22

    Enter the Cockroach, Stage Left

    Enter the Cockroach, Stage Left
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: My artist has an O-1 visa which expires in April 2015. We want to add a new engagement in May 2015. Can we just file for a “visa extension” or do we have to file…
  • Oct 8

    Bring Out Your Dead!

    Bring Out Your Dead!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: Many years ago I hired an attorney to create an LLC for me, but I wound up never using it. Recently, I was presented with another business opportunity, but I’d like to…
  • Oct 1

    Plan On It!

    Plan On It!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.     We booked a tour for a folk/rock group that will be touring the US for the first time. It took a lot longer to get their visas approved because US Immigration kept asking for unreasonable things…
Rank this Week: 1361

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 4267

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Oct 22

    Weight as Volume as Displacement of Space

    Weight as Volume as Displacement of Space
    A brilliant, young sculptor has just arrived in Seattle. Her name is Francesca Lohmann. I saw these pieces at the Vignette gallery this evening on Yale Avenue in Capitol Hill. What a talent. The small-scale "sandbags" (I'll call…
  • Oct 16

    Changing the rules for who is allowed to invest in startup

    Changing the rules for who is allowed to invest in startup
    By now, you've probably heard that the SEC is considering making changes to the accredited investor definition. The definition is important to entrepreneurs, angel investors, and the startups they work on together, because it defines the…
  • Jun 25

    Where I've been

    Where I've been
    Friends, I want to thank you for all the support you've given this blog over the past three or four years. It's been a good run. Two or three years ago, I started blogging every day, and that was the...
Rank this Week: 119

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Oct 22

    Inequitable conduct defense successful despite high standard

    Inequitable conduct defense successful despite high standard
    Inequitable conduct is a defense to patent infringement to avoid liability for patent infringement.  However, inequitable conduct also offers a way to introduce unfavorable facts about the patent owner, inventors, etc. to paint the…
  • Oct 16

    Uncorrected USPTO mistakes in a patent cuts off past damage

    Uncorrected USPTO mistakes in a patent cuts off past damage
    Immediately after issuance of a patent, it is useful to check that the claims are accurately printed on the patent.  The USPTO uses character recognition software which sometimes results in inconsistencies in the claims.  The…
  • Oct 1

    Attacking patent claims as indefinite made easier

    Attacking patent claims as indefinite made easier
    In Interval Licensing, LLC v. AOL, Inc. (Fed. Cir. Sept. 10, 2014), the Federal Circuit invalidated a patent claim as being indefinite under a new standard set forth by the Supreme Court of the United States in Biosig v. Nautilus (S. Ct.…
Rank this Week: 2012

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    The Venue Remains the Same, For Now: “Stairway to Heaven” Lawsuit Stays in Pennsylvania

    The Venue Remains the Same, For Now: “Stairway to Heaven” Lawsuit Stays in Pennsylvania
    You’ll recall that the estate of Randy California (né Randy Craig Wolfe, guitarist and songwriter from the 70’s art-rock band, Spirit) has sued Led Zeppelin in Pennsylvania, claiming that Zeppelin copped the opening guitar…
  • Oct 11

    So, You’d Like To Collect Art But Think You Can’t Afford It? Think Again.

    So, You’d Like To Collect Art But Think You Can’t Afford It? Think Again.
    Many folks think of art collecting as a luxury hobby, reserved only to the privileged classes. But why should surrounding yourself with beautiful art be the sole province of the wealthy? It certainly doesn’t have to be. Starting a…
  • Aug 17

    Hey! Restaurateurs and Club Owners: Pay Your Licensing Fees to ASCAP and BMI!

    Hey! Restaurateurs and Club Owners: Pay Your Licensing Fees to ASCAP and BMI!
    Every time a restaurant, nightclub or other performance venue permits performance of a song (such as by radio (with certain exceptions), CD or live performance), the venue owes to the rights holder of the song a royalty for playing that song.…
Rank this Week: 4530

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property…

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property Law Blog

Follows recent developments in US Patent and Intellectual Property Law and offers practitioners feedback and lessons for dealing with these changes.

http://alleylegal.com/blog
  • Oct 22

    Hill-Rom v. Stryker – Application Drafting Lesson

    Hill-Rom v. Stryker – Application Drafting Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1450 (Moore, Schall, Reyna) Boilerplate. Most of us do it, but do generic copied-and-pasted statements of breadth in a specification do anything for us? The Federal Circuit in Hill-Rom v. Stryker suggests boilerplate…
  • Oct 5

    GE Lighting v. AgiLight – Application Drafting Lesson

    GE Lighting v. AgiLight – Application Drafting Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1267 (Rader, Moore, Reyna) Claim construction disputes usually offer good prosecution lessons. The construction exercise unearths many different things from application preparation and prosecution that can end up controlling…
  • Sep 16

    Incorporations by Reference – Vol. 24

    Incorporations by Reference – Vol. 24
    Brief mentions of IP stories floating around in the past few weeks several months that might be of interest. -My apologies for the unannounced blogging hiatus this summer. My absence is an exciting story,…
Rank this Week: 4353

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 189

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/
  • Oct 22

    European Inventor Award Finalists Shuji Nakamura and Stefan Hell Win Nobel Prize

    European Inventor Award Finalists Shuji Nakamura and Stefan Hell Win Nobel Prize
    Two prior European Inventor Award finalists recently won the 2014 Nobel Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. This distinguished honor was bestowed upon Shuji Nakamura of the United States in Physics and Stefan Hell of Germany in…
  • Oct 20

    inovia Travels: 2014 AIPLA Annual Meeting

    inovia Travels: 2014 AIPLA Annual Meeting
    Good afternoon. We want to take this opportunity to let everyone know that we will be exhibiting at the 2014 American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC this week. Running from October 23rd-25th,…
  • Oct 8

    inovia Now #1 PCT Firm in the World

    inovia Now #1 PCT Firm in the World
    We are excited to announce that we have been named the #1 PCT firm in the world by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. This is our first year as #1 in the world and our 4th year as #1 in the … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1666

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/
  • Oct 22

    Recent TTAB Filing

    Recent TTAB Filing
    TTAB: GILT v WITHOUT GILT http://t.co/C9tNiZW4w6 — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) October 22, 2014 TTAB: GROUPON v GROUPOLOGY for some kind of social media thing http://t.co/833OR2hxrL — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) October 22,…
  • Oct 22

    Recent UDRP

    Recent UDRP
    Example of UK complainant basing UDRP rights on 'UK passing off' law. http://t.co/qoZiNZB3pB — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) October 22, 2014 UDRP re http://t.co/DwfoB1D3e5 Denied Non-commercial gripe site http://t.co/bjtVpG4P98…
  • Oct 22

    There’s nothing to see here. Move along. Keep moving

    There’s nothing to see here. Move along. Keep moving
    New York Post v someone who isn’t the New York Post. A little sad. nyp v new york post.pdf
Rank this Week: 170

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/
  • Oct 22

    Avoiding Employment Lawsuits: How Fashion Companies Can Navigate Unpaid Internship Program

    Avoiding Employment Lawsuits: How Fashion Companies Can Navigate Unpaid Internship Program
    In this episode of Fashion Counsel, partner Anthony Lupo talks with Labor & Employment partner, Michael L. Stevens, about how fashion companies should handle unpaid internships in a litigious environment.
  • Oct 13

    Enforcing Design Patents: Old Navy Sued for Sandal Design

    Enforcing Design Patents: Old Navy Sued for Sandal Design
    What’s the News? On September 10, 2014, JPT Group, owner of the iconic American fashion brand Bernardo, filed suit in the Southern District of Texas alleging that Old Navy infringed two of Bernardo’s design patents for…
  • Oct 8

    CBP Announces Changes to Audit Rule

    CBP Announces Changes to Audit Rule
    Auditors Change Sample Transaction Review Process and Pre-Assessment Survey to Match Today’s Audit Standards and to Provide Auditors Flexibility to Target Priority Trade Issues   US Customs and Border Protection’s…
Rank this Week: 4545

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Oct 22

    Court denies request of plaintiffs in right of publicity suit to exhume the body of Aunt Jemima

    Court denies request of plaintiffs in right of publicity suit to exhume the body of Aunt Jemima
    The great-grandsons of Anna S. Harringon, whose image formed the basis for Aunt Jemima, sued Quaker Oats Company and others for $2 billion claiming that defendants failed to pay royalties to Harrington’s estate after her death in 1955.…
  • Oct 16

    GitHub jeopardizes its DMCA safe harbor status by launching its new policy

    GitHub jeopardizes its DMCA safe harbor status by launching its new policy
    GitHub has baked in some feelgood to its new DMCA takedown policy. The new setup features clearer language, a refusal to automatically disable all forks of an allegedly infringing repository, and a 24-hour window in which the target of a…
  • Oct 14

    YouTube has been a billion dollar boon to big media

    YouTube has been a billion dollar boon to big media
    This NBC News piece reports that since 2007, YouTube’s ContentID program has enabled copyright holders to monetize content posted to the service and get paid a billion dollars in the process. (Also included in the report is the…
Rank this Week: 352

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 415

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    The Undeniable Tour Preview Talk at ASU Law

    The Undeniable Tour Preview Talk at ASU Law
    I’m so excited that I get to speak at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law on Thursday, October 23rd and present the talk I’ll be taking on the road during The Undeniable Tour. I’ll be sharing my story about how I…
  • Oct 21

    What to do if You’re Accused of Copyright Infringement

    What to do if You’re Accused of Copyright Infringement
    The owner of a copyright has the exclusive right to control where their work is copied, displayed, and distributed. If they think that someone is using their work without permission, there’s a good chance they’re going to react.…
  • Oct 14

    Telling the Truth when you get Free Stuff

    Telling the Truth when you get Free Stuff
    One of the perks of being a blogger is sometimes you get free stuff. Companies will send you free things with the hopes that you’ll write about it. One of my writing gigs is product reviews for lawyers so I have to use various office…
Rank this Week: 1903

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    Obvious After the Fact

    Obvious After the Fact
    A petition for rehearing en banc at the CAFC for a drug obviousness case (Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Teva - CAFC 2013-1306) was denied. What was remarkable was the inane confusion at the court. Judges Dyk and Wallach stated that…
  • Oct 17

    No Mean

    No Mean
    Robert Bosch sued Snap-On for infringing 6,782,313, which claims a motor vehicle diagnostic tester. Alas, the tester had no specification support for a testing device. The courts found insufficiency under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 6,…
  • Oct 12

    Bad Medium

    Bad Medium
    EMD Millipore sued Allpure over its device to put "a medium" into and get out of a jar (6,032,543). It lost in summary judgment, for noninfringement, owing to prosecution estoppel. It's easy to tell how lame the assertion was when the…
Rank this Week: 441

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
  • Oct 21

    What is Successor Liability and Why Should I Care?

    What is Successor Liability and Why Should I Care?
    This post about successor liability is prompted by a question that I answered recently on Quora. (See Can I dissolve my corporation and transfer its website to my personal ownership?) The following is oriented somewhat toward California law,…
  • Oct 16

    Good Faith and Fair Dealing – Part of Every California Contract

    Good Faith and Fair Dealing – Part of Every California Contract
    This post discusses and explains the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. For decades, courts have held that this covenant is implied in every California contract. Purpose of Good Faith and Fair Dealing In 1942, the California Supreme…
  • Oct 9

    Under RULLCA Operating Agreements Have Limit

    Under RULLCA Operating Agreements Have Limit
    At the beginning of this year, the California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA) took effect. (See RULLCA Brings New LLC Laws to California in 2014.) This post discusses how under RULLCA operating agreements for LLCs have…
Rank this Week: 735

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Oct 21

    When is a GOP candidate like a wedding dress?

    When is a GOP candidate like a wedding dress?
    When we talk about "killing good ideas" this ad by the College Republicans should be exhibit A. Its a clever premise, but it does more harm than good even before the scathing counter-parody by Steven Colbert.
  • Sep 29

    Digital Innovation Puts Us All In the Software Busine

    Digital Innovation Puts Us All In the Software Busine
    No matter what else you may do, if you rely on digital technology – and who doesn’t - then you are in the software business too. And this carries implications for your business as it grows today -- and in how this software gets…
  • Sep 20

    Alibaba IPO Solidifies US / China Tech Duopoly

    Alibaba IPO Solidifies US / China Tech Duopoly
    The world's second most valuable Internet firm made its market debut yesterday. The ten most valuable tech companies are now close to evenly split between the US and China, setting up a possible duopoly between the business ecosystems in the…
Rank this Week: 667

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • Oct 21

    Court Rules Against Georgia State University in E-Reserves Case

    Court Rules Against Georgia State University in E-Reserves Case
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a long-awaited decision in the Georgia State e-reserves copyright case on October 17, 2014. The Court of Appeals reversed and remanded to the District Court for…
  • Oct 20

    Update on Ebola For Colleges and Universitie

    Update on Ebola For Colleges and Universitie
    Back in September, we reported that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) had issued guidance to colleges and universities on how to respond to the spread of Ebola in West Africa.  The guidance included suggested precautions with…
  • Oct 14

    Bond Attorneys Author Article on O’Bannon Case

    Bond Attorneys Author Article on O’Bannon Case
    Bond attorneys Mike Glazier and Paul Avery authored an article discussing the United States District Court for the Northern District of California’s decision in O’Bannon v. NCAA which was published on October 6, 2014 as a…
Rank this Week: 2419

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

Covers the Supreme Court's review of In re Bilski. By Fenwick & West.

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2933

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Oct 21

    California Law Protects Public Performance Rights of Pre-1972 Sound Recording

    California Law Protects Public Performance Rights of Pre-1972 Sound Recording
    The issue of whether to enact performance rights for sound recordings has been debated by parties, courts, national legislatures, and intergovernmental bodies in various State, Federal, foreign, and international forums for more than 40…
  • Oct 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/17/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/17/14
    A Slippery Slope: the Facilitation of Fair Use as Fair Use — “Even with the limited nature of the decision, it continues a worrisome trend – permitting a for-profit entity to commit direct copyright infringement because of…
  • Oct 3

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/03/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/03/14
    Profit, Not Ideology, Motivates Cyberlockers that Facilitate Copyright Infringement — “A vigorous debate has developed in recent years over numerous aspects of copyright protection. There can be little doubt, however, that…
Rank this Week: 254

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

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

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Oct 21

    Stanley Lubman: Why Even Minor Legal Reforms Are I…

    Stanley Lubman: Why Even Minor Legal Reforms Are I…
    Stanley Lubman: Why Even Minor Legal Reforms Are Important in China | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1r5lSFb © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Oct 21

    Years Later, CCTV May Finally Be Moving Into HQ |…

    Years Later, CCTV May Finally Be Moving Into HQ |…
    Years Later, CCTV May Finally Be Moving Into HQ | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1tGOXgQ – bldg that size, took 6 yrs to move furniture © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post…
  • Oct 20

    China again blames US for disrupted cybersecurity…

    China again blames US for disrupted cybersecurity…
    China again blames US for disrupted cybersecurity talks bit.ly/1x2WdR1 – not sure here who is pot & who is kettle © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 628

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Oct 20

    Federal Circuit Judges Disagree On Use Of Post Filing Date Evidence Of Nonobviousne

    Federal Circuit Judges Disagree On Use Of Post Filing Date Evidence Of Nonobviousne
    On October 20, 2014, the Federal Circuit issued an order denying the petition for rehearing or rehearing en banc filed in Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA, Inc. While the order itself may not be surprising, with two…
  • Oct 14

    Finally Facing First Inventor To File Issue

    Finally Facing First Inventor To File Issue
    It has been over three years since the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act was signed into law by President Obama, and just over eighteen months since the effective date of the first-inventor-to-file changes to 35 USC § 102. While those…
  • Oct 8

    Federal Circuit Jurisdiction Over Patent Contract Dispute

    Federal Circuit Jurisdiction Over Patent Contract Dispute
    In a precedential order issued in Jang v. Boston Scientific Corp., the Federal Circuit held that it has jurisdiction over the parties’ patent-related contract dispute under Gunn v. Minton even though the patents at issue have been…
Rank this Week: 1783

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandip.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Moving to WordPre

    Moving to WordPre
    I am very pleased to announce that The Privacy and IP Law Blog is in the process of moving to WordPress, and to a dedicated domain – PrivacyandIPLawBlog.com!  The blog will operate on both the Blogspot.com location and on the new…
  • Oct 20

    LinkedIn Sued for Providing “Trusted References” to Paying Subscriber

    LinkedIn Sued for Providing “Trusted References” to Paying Subscriber
    On October 9, 2014, a class action complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that LinkedIn violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., (“FRCA”) by…
  • Sep 2

    Is Your Company Subject to Laws Regulating Safe Destruction of Documents?

    Is Your Company Subject to Laws Regulating Safe Destruction of Documents?
    Many companies have document retention policies – in other words, policies determining how long they will keep certain kinds of documentation.  These policies also frequently cover when documents may be destroyed in the normal…
Rank this Week: 1201

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Oct 20

    Twick or tweet?

    Twick or tweet?
    No, it’s not quite October 31st — that scary, creepy night when you’re so afraid of what’s out there that, if you’re LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION®, you close all the blinds …  lock the door……
  • Oct 7

    Frivolous copyright claims don’t automatically merit fee award

    Frivolous copyright claims don’t automatically merit fee award
    Originally posted 2006-06-19 12:49:37. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe New York Law Journal reports that my old friend Southern District Judge Denise Cote has turned down Fox Entertainment Group’s attempt to recoup almost $280,000…
  • Oct 7

    LateralLink.com: A new lateral-movement option for associate attorney

    LateralLink.com: A new lateral-movement option for associate attorney
    Originally posted 2007-07-27 11:25:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This is an advertisement, essentially. But when have you seen one of those here before, besides stuff that pops up from time to time on the right-side bar? That should…
Rank this Week: 151

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/
  • Oct 20

    Bechtold & Tucker on Trademarks & Google AdWord

    Bechtold & Tucker on Trademarks & Google AdWord
    How does using a third party's trademark as a keyword to trigger Google ads affect consumer behavior? In Trademarks, Triggers, and Online Search (forthcoming in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies), Stefan Bechtold (ETH Zurich) and…
  • Oct 15

    Teva v. Sandoz Argument Recap

    Teva v. Sandoz Argument Recap
    This morning I attended the Supreme Court argument in Teva v. Sandoz, the case on the standard of review for patent claim construction, which I previewed on this blog. Based on the questions today (transcript here), I think that Chief Justice…
  • Oct 14

    Kenney & Mowery: Public Universities and Regional Growth

    Kenney & Mowery: Public Universities and Regional Growth
     I've received my new copy of Public Universities and Regional Growth: Insights from the University of California, edited by Martin Kenney and David Mowery. It is an excellent book, demonstrating the complex interactions between…
Rank this Week: 907

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

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

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Pitfalls in Policing Your Patent Right

    Pitfalls in Policing Your Patent Right
    Patent holders are not obligated to police infringement or pursue infringers in order to keep their patents in force.  However, failing to address known acts of infringement can, in some cases, provide infringers with a defense called…
  • Sep 16

    Procedural Mechanisms for Invalidating Patent Claims Due to Indefinitene

    Procedural Mechanisms for Invalidating Patent Claims Due to Indefinitene
    One of the defenses available to an accused infringer is that the asserted patent claims are invalid for indefiniteness.  The Patent Statute requires that the claims of a patent “particularly point[] out and distinctly claim[] the…
  • Aug 20

    Invalidating Patent Claims For Failing to Include Required Aspects of an Invention

    Invalidating Patent Claims For Failing to Include Required Aspects of an Invention
    In last month’s blog, we discussed the Federal Circuit’s decision in X2Y Attenuators, LLC. V. International Trade Commission, a case which demonstrated how limiting descriptions of an invention in a patent specification can be…
Rank this Week: 3492