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North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • May 4

    Rise of the Machines or Minimum Wage?

    Rise of the Machines or Minimum Wage?
    In the past, the federal government proposed a national hike to the minimum wage, from $7.25 to $10.10, a 40% increase. More recently, Democratic lawmakers have proposed legislation to increase federal pay by 66% to $12 an hour by 2020. This…
  • Apr 15

    Who really cares if your company .sucks?

    Who really cares if your company .sucks?
    Suffixes of web domain names are sometimes used to give negative feedback for certain companies.  For example, “.fail” and “.gripe” are two that are live on the internet currently, and someone pay purchase a…
  • Apr 13

    Stingray Menace: Secrecy and NDAs in the Executive Branch

    Stingray Menace: Secrecy and NDAs in the Executive Branch
    Stingrays are powerful surveillance tools that government agencies have been using for at least several years. Roughly the size of a small suitcase, Stingrays work by mimicking the operation of a cell tower. Unbeknownst to the user, a…
Rank this Week: 1805

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    EFF/OTW DMCA reply comment

    EFF/OTW DMCA reply comment
    Well, that's an alphabet soup.  Here are our reply comments to the opposition from DVDCSS and the MPAA et al. Notably, while opponents assert that remix videos are infringing, they don't oppose extension of the existing…
  • May 4

    District court largely upholds mandatory GE disclosure

    District court largely upholds mandatory GE disclosure
    Grocery Manufacturers Assoc. v. Sorrell, 2015 WL 1931142, No. 5:14–cv–117 (D. Vt. Apr. 27, 2015) Relax, we'll be here for a while. Vermont passed a law, Act 120, requiring that manufacturers and retailers identify…
  • May 4

    Eco-friendliness is functional; so is rustic look of burlap

    Eco-friendliness is functional; so is rustic look of burlap
    Farmgirl Flowers, Inc. v. Bloom That, Inc., No. 14-CV-05657, 2015 WL 1939424 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 28, 2015)Farmgirl, a San Francisco-based florist selling locally farmed arrangements, sought a preliminary injunction against competitor Bloom That…
Rank this Week: 68

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

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

    Google’s Patent Purchase Promotion. Is It Worth It?

    Google’s Patent Purchase Promotion. Is It Worth It?
    Google announced an experiment it says will “remove friction from the patent market and improve the landscape.” The experiment, called the Patent Purchase Promotion, will run from May 8 through May 22, 2015. In it, the…
  • May 1

    Friday Round-Up: Azerbaijan Gets a Patent for National Breakfast

    Friday Round-Up: Azerbaijan Gets a Patent for National Breakfast
    According to Abulfas Garayev, Minister of Culture and Tourism, the Ministry has received a patent for the Azerbaijan breakfast brand. According to the Minister: “The new brand will be introduced in several hotels for the first time…
  • Apr 28

    Video Response to John Oliver’s Rant Against Patent Troll

    Video Response to John Oliver’s Rant Against Patent Troll
    Last week, John Oliver on his HBO show Last Week Tonight. During Sunday’s episode, Oliver went after so-called “patent trolls,” companies whose sole mission is to purchase patents covering broad ideas who…
Rank this Week: 313

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

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

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

    Take Control of Worry

    Take Control of Worry
    Take Control of Worry What worries you about your finance? Are you worried that you are making financial mistakes that will affect your future? Do you worry about losing your job, unexpected emergencies, running out of money, paying taxes or…
  • Apr 24

    Social Security Traps That Cost You Money

    Social Security Traps That Cost You Money
    Social Security Traps That Cost You Money Most people assume that Social Security will take care of them when they retire; however, some things that people do jeopardize the amount of their Social Security benefit because they do not fully…
  • Apr 15

    The Best Inheritance is Still Family Values and Family History

    The Best Inheritance is Still Family Values and Family History
    According to a 2012 study sponsored by Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America, baby boomers and senior citizens considered family values and family history among the most important things that you can pass on to your children. Most of…
Rank this Week: 3152

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

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

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the…
  • Apr 10

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit
    TI Beverage Group and its attorney, trademark licensor, and co-plaintiff Michael Machat are not drinking at the Yard House and nothing seems to be merry despite the consumption of tacos and alcohol. Plaintiffs appear to have more of an…
  • Jan 30

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury
    Every year the NFL’s trademark attorneys aggressively send cease and desist letters to business using the term “Super Bowl,” threatening them with the trademark law equivalent of traumatic brain injury. Even churches are not granted…
Rank this Week: 164

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 1771

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1077

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
  • May 4

    MBBP Clients Among BBJ’s Honorees – “Best Places to Work of 2015″

    MBBP Clients Among BBJ’s Honorees – “Best Places to Work of 2015″
    On Thursday, April 30th, the Boston Business Journal announced the 80 honorees for its annual Best Places to Work of 2015 program. This year’s employers were divided among five different categories based on company…
  • Apr 30

    Employment Law Update: Proposed Sick Leave Regulation

    Employment Law Update: Proposed Sick Leave Regulation
    As we previously advised clients, on November 4 Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure entitling employees to earned sick leave, which goes into effect on July 1, 2015. The Massachusetts Attorney General recently issued…
  • Apr 28

    MBBP to Sponsor Upcoming TiE Startup Con

    MBBP to Sponsor Upcoming TiE Startup Con
    MBBP is proud to sponsor TiE Startup Con, taking place at the Cambridge Marriott on Friday, May 1st. The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a non-profit, global community supporting entrepreneurs all over the world by offering education,…
Rank this Week: 520

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/
  • May 4

    Successful Transition to the Cooperative Patent Classification System

    Successful Transition to the Cooperative Patent Classification System
    Blog by USPTO Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino On January 1, 2015, the USPTO successfully transitioned to the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system from the United States Patent Classification (USPC) system. The CPC is a…
  • Apr 10

    First Patent Quality Summit – a Productive Discussion with the Public

    First Patent Quality Summit – a Productive Discussion with the Public
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee At the end of March, the USPTO engaged in a productive exchange of ideas with the public on patent quality. We held an unprecedented…
  • Apr 9

    Implementing Executive Actions to Further Improve our Patent System

    Implementing Executive Actions to Further Improve our Patent System
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee We’ve been working on a number of exciting initiatives at the USPTO that will benefit most of you. These programs all support…
Rank this Week: 2074

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: 2876

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • May 4

    Stepping back from sharing

    Stepping back from sharing
    The announcement from Elsevier about its new policies regarding author rights was a masterpiece of doublespeak, proclaiming that the company was “unleashing the power of sharing” while in fact tying up sharing in as many leashes…
  • Apr 30

    Copyright follie

    Copyright follie
    The joy of being a copyright specialist is the amazing array of cool, beautiful, and profound things that make up the raw material of what we do.  It is a privilege to be granted even a tiny window into the creativity of the many people…
  • Apr 27

    Steps toward a new GSU ruling

    Steps toward a new GSU ruling
    It looks more and more like we will get a new ruling from the trial court in the Georgia State case about what is or is not fair use for digital course readings.  The case, of course, was reversed and remanded to the trial court after…
Rank this Week: 742

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/
Rank this Week: 953

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Two Bloggers Offline: Can You Name Them?

    Two Bloggers Offline: Can You Name Them?
  • May 1

    Reading Material for Your Trip to INTA San Diego

    Reading Material for Your Trip to INTA San Diego
    Here are a few items to keep you occupied on the way to the INTA Annual Meeting in San Diego. If you'd like to get together, meet me in the lobby of the Marriott Marquis on Sunday at noon. I'll be the guy holding an orange stress ball in each…
  • May 1

    USPTO Seeks Leave to Intervene In FLANAX 4th Circuit Appeal

    USPTO Seeks Leave to Intervene In FLANAX 4th Circuit Appeal
    The USPTO has filed a motion for leave to intervene [here] in the pending 4th Circuit appeal from the E.D. Virginia's recent FLANAX decision.  The district court reversed the TTAB by holding that because Bayer never used the mark FLANAX…
Rank this Week: 178

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 4718

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

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

    Google’s patent shopping spree starts May 8

    Google’s patent shopping spree starts May 8
    Google has been one of the most vocal critics of so-called patent trolls, more formally referred to non-practicing entities (NPEs) or patent assertion entities (PAEs), as well as a proponent of measures designed to improve software patent…
  • Apr 30

    Katy Perry’s left shark – take 2

    Katy Perry’s left shark – take 2
    In February 2015, I wrote a comment about Katy Perry’s ineffective attempt to assert copyright to stop a 3D printer from selling figurines similar to a shark costume used in her Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. In an attempt to establish…
  • Apr 24

    Have you taken appropriate measures to ensure your intellectual property is secure?

    Have you taken appropriate measures to ensure your intellectual property is secure?
    If manufacturing or selling goods in China is part of your current or future business strategy, it is not too early to ensure protection of your intellectual property in China. On May 8, Porter Wright is holding half-day seminar titled…
Rank this Week: 4406

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/
  • May 4

    Judges Increasingly Allow Discovery Of Private Facebook Content

    Judges Increasingly Allow Discovery Of Private Facebook Content
    Courts in the United States are beginning to allow private social media content to enter into trials as evidence. Recent examples in both Florida and Louisiana demonstrate that “…a trend is emerging, …and as social media…
  • Apr 30

    Data protection changes: How will this impact you?

    Data protection changes: How will this impact you?
    Application to General Election With the General Election looming, and the Conservative Party’s pledge to renegotiate Britain’s membership by holding a referendum to determine whether to remain in the EU, this could have far…
  • Apr 28

    World IP day 2015: A change in the tide for music?

    World IP day 2015: A change in the tide for music?
    On 26 April, World Intellectual Property Day… celebrate[d] music with the aim of promoting discussion of the role of IP in encouraging innovation and creativity. As a part of this, there [were] …discussions across the globe…
Rank this Week: 2330

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • May 3

    Will You Read My Script?

    Will You Read My Script?
    Practicing entertainment law, I am repeatedly asked to read different film scripts or book manuscripts. Sometimes I agree, but I always preface my review with a specific conversation. Here is my initial answer to the question, "Will you read…
  • Apr 20

    FAA’s Takedown Orders Don’t Fly: Do You Need to Take Down Your Drone Videos?

    FAA’s Takedown Orders Don’t Fly: Do You Need to Take Down Your Drone Videos?
    Unmanned aircraft systems - drones - are become increasingly popular and less expensive. From drone pilot hobbyists to online retailers, recreational and business use of drone technology is likely to increase over the coming years. The…
  • Apr 16

    Three Tips for Music Licensing in Media Production

    Three Tips for Music Licensing in Media Production
    Obtaining the proper music licenses helps protect your production from a copyright lawsuit, which can ultimately prevent the release of your final product. Watch the short video clip below for these three practical tips on music…
Rank this Week: 3555

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • May 2

    Patent Attorneys Invoke Constitution in Myriad Gene Case

    Patent Attorneys Invoke Constitution in Myriad Gene Case
    The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA) has applied to intervene as amicus curiae (i.e. ‘a friend of the court’) in the High Court appeal by Yvonne D’Arcy in the Myriad Genetics BRCA gene patent…
  • Apr 28

    Australian Government Seeks $60M Damages Over Invalid Patent

    Australian Government Seeks $60M Damages Over Invalid Patent
    A court ruling has revealed that the Commonwealth of Australia (i.e. the Federal Government) is seeking to recover $60 million it considers has been ‘overpaid’ for the anti-clotting drug marketed by Sanofi (formerly…
  • Apr 25

    How International Treaties Help Inventors With Patent Strategy

    How International Treaties Help Inventors With Patent Strategy
    There is no such thing as a ‘world patent’.  As matters currently stand – and as I expect them to remain beyond the term of my natural life – there is no country on Earth that is willing to completely forego the…
Rank this Week: 1187

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

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

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power
    Why does police accountability matter in this context? How does the knowledge that severe abuses—brutality, sexual assault, false arrest, even death—have gone unpunished inform and shape encounters between youth and police? What…
  • Apr 16

    Innovation And The Administrative State

    Innovation And The Administrative State
    Regulation can be a significant barrier to innovation, protecting incumbents and making it harder to bring new goods and services to market. Determining the appropriate regulation is all the more difficult when accelerating technology is…
  • Apr 6

    Alison LaCroix, "The Shadow Powers of Article I"

    Alison LaCroix, "The Shadow Powers of Article I"
    The Supreme Court's federalism battleground has recently shifted from the Commerce Clause to two textually marginal but substantively important domains: the Necessary and Proper Clause and, to a lesser extent, the General Welfare Clause. For…
Rank this Week: 222

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    INTA Annual Meeting 2015 - once again features IP in Africa

    INTA Annual Meeting 2015 - once again features IP in Africa
    WIPO’s filing statistics (2014) unsurprisingly tell us that the African continent’s share in the global trade mark activity in 2013 is higher (guess year-on-year) than its share for the other registrable IP rights compared in that…
  • Apr 23

    RSA IP Compliance Collaboration World First

    RSA IP Compliance Collaboration World First
    [View the story "#IPCompliance Campaign Breakfast Launch" on Storify]
  • Apr 23

    Afro Leo challenges you at CEOSLEEPOUT™

    Afro Leo challenges you at CEOSLEEPOUT™
    Afro Leo has been invited to take part in the 702 Sun International CEOSLEEPOUT and is humbled to take up the challenge. After all no self respecting lion can say no to such a great cause and concept. In doing so, I am also challenging…
Rank this Week: 1440

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • May 1

    (How A Guy Like Me) Played With A Rolling Stone

    (How A Guy Like Me) Played With A Rolling Stone
    How did I find myself standing on stage at the Washington Correspondents’ Jam playing beside Rolling Stones keyboardist, Chuck Leavell last Friday night? Well, it was one of those rare cases where ‘don’t quit your day…
  • Feb 3

    What Are You Reading? We Asked a Number of Music-Industry Type

    What Are You Reading? We Asked a Number of Music-Industry Type
    The music business is in turmoil and no one seems to know what the future holds. Even so, there are some good resources out there to help you get a handle on things. If you don’t know about Lefsetz Letter, you must check it out. Bob…
  • Jan 30

    “There’s No Good New Music”

    “There’s No Good New Music”
    “There hasn’t been any good music in forty years!” If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard this self-evidently ridiculous assertion, I’d be able to buy a Happy Meal. With a Super-sized Coke Zero. It’s a…
Rank this Week: 4490

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • May 1

    TWiL 301: Holo-Towels $300 Each

    TWiL 301: Holo-Towels $300 Each
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Sarah Pearson Piracy Whack-a-Mole with the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, is Jay-Z's Tidal music service already an epic failure? Google's Patent Purchase Promotion, tips for live-streaming safely and more! Guests:…
  • Apr 24

    TWiL 300: Leonidas, His 300, and a Few Bars of Patent

    TWiL 300: Leonidas, His 300, and a Few Bars of Patent
    Hosts: Denise Howell John Deere wants to destroy the concept of ownership, Barbie gets creepy, marking your work with a Creative Commons license and more! Guests: Diane Peters, Bernard Chao and Rebecca Tushnet Photo credit: xlibber …
  • Apr 17

    TWiL 299: He Said, She Said

    TWiL 299: He Said, She Said
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Digital ownership with professor Aaron Perzanowski, modded dolls, Invisible Girlfriends/Boyfriends and more! Guests: Aaron Perzanowski and Matt Homann Photo credit: Rhys A. Download or subscribe to…
Rank this Week: 298

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

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

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 4831

IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
  • May 1

    Brooks Kushman PC Attorneys Continue Valuable Work Through INTA Committee Project

    Brooks Kushman PC Attorneys Continue Valuable Work Through INTA Committee Project
    Beginning on Saturday, May 2, 2015, over 9,500 trademark professionals will attend the 37th International Trademark Association (“INTA”) Annual Meeting in San Diego. The INTA annual meeting is an opportunity for trademark counsel…
  • Apr 22

    Data Shows Spike In Patent Attorney Fee Motions And Awards After Octane

    Data Shows Spike In Patent Attorney Fee Motions And Awards After Octane
    Prior to last year’s Supreme Court decisions in Octane Fitness LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc, 134 S. Ct. 1749 (2014) and Highmark, Inc. v. Allcare Health Mgmt. Sys., 134 S. Ct. 1744 (2014), district courts awarded attorney fees…
  • Apr 22

    Federal Circuit’s Initial Reaction to Teva

    Federal Circuit’s Initial Reaction to Teva
    In the nearly three months since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that subsidiary factual findings in claim construction proceedings must be reviewed for clear error, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has decided a handful of…
Rank this Week: 5082

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant
    UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against Grooveshark, has been settled just prior to trial. Under the terms of the settlement a judgment for $50,000,000.00 will be entered against the corporation only, and the corporation will shut down its…
  • Apr 23

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark
    In UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against the Grooveshark founders, the judge has rendered a decision setting some of the parameters for the statutory damages trial scheduled to begin next Monday. The jury will be instructed that the maximum…
  • Apr 3

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, a recent decision partially granting plaintiff's attorneys fees motion, indicated that plaintiff has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees... so far.April 3, 2015, Decision [Ed. note. Is it just me, or don't…
Rank this Week: 111

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • May 1

    Judge Leonard Davis portrait viewing

    Judge Leonard Davis portrait viewing
    Glad to be in Tyler today for Judge Leonard Davis' (outstanding) portrait viewing with many other lawyers who have appeared before him through the years. His staff gave him a custom gun case with their signatures on the (very cool)...
  • Apr 30

    PATENT legislation proposed in U.S. Senate

    PATENT legislation proposed in U.S. Senate
    Working from the Tyler office today meeting and conferring and reviewing, but I wanted to note that while we're on the subject of patent demand letters this week, Senator John Cornyn of Texas with several of his colleagues has introduced...
  • Apr 29

    Motion to Transfer Venue Denied

    Motion to Transfer Venue Denied
    ContentGuard Holdings, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc., Case No. 2:13-CV-1112-JRG April 24, 2015 Judge Gilstrap denied Apple's motion to sever and transfer this case to the Northern District of California. In so doing, the Court noted the interplay…
Rank this Week: 197

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • May 1

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #120

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #120
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten: Urheberrecht I: «Das Neue entsteht nie da, wo man es erwartet» – Historikerin Monika Dommann über die Ursprünge heutiger Konflikte im…
  • Apr 29

    Urteil: Facebook-Freunde ≄ Verschreckte Bevölkerung

    Urteil: Facebook-Freunde ≄ Verschreckte Bevölkerung
    Ein Facebook-Nutzer war wegen versuchter «Schreckung der Bevölkerung» (Art. 258 StGB) verurteilt worden, nachdem er auf seinem Facebook-Profil folgende Mitteilung veröffentlicht hatte: «[…] Ich vernichte…
  • Apr 27

    Justizöffentlichkeit: Smartphone-Verbot im Gerichtssaal?

    Justizöffentlichkeit: Smartphone-Verbot im Gerichtssaal?
    Twittern und andere Arten der Live-Berichterstattung aus Gerichtsverhandlungen sind umstritten. Am Zürcher Obergericht kann es allerdings bereits problematisch sein, als Zuschauer einer Gerichtsverhandlung überhaupt ein Smartphone…
Rank this Week: 4569

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

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

http://ipblog.abv.com
Rank this Week: 4231

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • May 1

    What is the Difference between ® and TM used on a logo?

    What is the Difference between ® and TM used on a logo?
    It is usually a good indication to me that a topic should be covered when I receive the same question several times in a row and within a short period of time. The question most recently focuses on trademark law. How do you let the world know…
  • Apr 24

    What is BMI, ASCAP or SESAC? Why Should My Bar/Gym/Event Care?

    What is BMI, ASCAP or SESAC? Why Should My Bar/Gym/Event Care?
    “I received this letter from some group called BMI saying I owe money for the music I play in my restaurant/gym/community 5k raising money for a good cause/concert venue. Is this a real thing and should I respond?” Yes,…
  • Apr 17

    A Love Letter to the National Association of Broadcaster

    A Love Letter to the National Association of Broadcaster
    Have you ever had those moments in life where everything seems to align? I am talking about those moments when you can feel a definite shift in the universe. This feeling is as real as if you are standing on one of those moving sidewalks in…
Rank this Week: 4812

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • May 1

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/01/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/01/15
    Grooveshark Shuts Down to Settle Copyright Infringement Suit — The notorious service, beset by lawsuits, announced yesterday that it would be ceasing operations, along with this apology: “We failed to secure licenses from rights…
  • Apr 30

    Copyright Review: A Review

    Copyright Review: A Review
    On March 20, 2013, US Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante sat in front of the House IP Subcommittee to discuss her call for updates to US copyright law. House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte afterwards announced that his…
  • Apr 24

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/24/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/24/15
    5 Seriously Dumb Myths About Copyright the Media Should Stop Repeating — John Degen kicks us off this Friday with a provocative and entertaining look at some of the common criticisms of copyright and authors’ rights. Judiciary…
Rank this Week: 260

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • May 1

    Reporter Hat On for the Fair Use Conference!

    Reporter Hat On for the Fair Use Conference!
    I recently attended the University of Washington School of Law’s fair use conference:  Fair Use in the Digital Age:  The Ongoing Influence of Campbell v. Acuff-Rose’s “Transformative Use Test.”  What is…
  • Apr 17

    It's a Bead Dog Eat Bead Dog World!

    It's a Bead Dog Eat Bead Dog World!
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals:  “This case concerns the intersection between intellectual property rights and a Mardi Gras tradition.”  New Orleans Mardi Gras parade onlookers receive strands of beads thrown by…
  • Apr 10

    A Copy of Something Huge is Still a Copy Under Copyright Law

    A Copy of Something Huge is Still a Copy Under Copyright Law
    The 1976 Copyright Act protects sculptures as copyrightable works.  17 USC §102(a)(5).  The Copyright Act also authorizes the court to order the destruction or other reasonable disposition of all infringing copies.…
Rank this Week: 959

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Apr 30

    Patent drafting tip: be noncommittal in the specification

    Patent drafting tip: be noncommittal in the specification
    Bottom line: Characterizing the invention as “may be” having a particular feature is generally effective in maintaining the breadth of a claim. By being noncommittal, the courts are less likely to import those particular features…
  • Apr 11

    3 Basic Concepts of Patent Infringement

    3 Basic Concepts of Patent Infringement
    A patent is a right of the patent owner to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale and importing the invention into the United States.  A patent provides: an exclusionary right, not a right to do something; a remedy…
  • Mar 27

    Fickleness of patent litigation turns on a single letter in claim

    Fickleness of patent litigation turns on a single letter in claim
    Bottom line: The Federal Circuit construed the meaning of a phrase (i.e., a contact hole) which typically is construed to mean “one or more” to mean “two or more.” This case illustrates the fickleness of patent…
Rank this Week: 2033

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 30

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post
    After watching the firing of the digital communications manager for the Houston Rockets during their run through the playoffs (read the story here in the Houston Chronicle).  I figured it would be a good time to revisit the issue of…
  • Apr 20

    Texas eMediaLaw Legislative Update: 2015

    Texas eMediaLaw Legislative Update: 2015
    It’s Spring in Texas which means one of two things – the bluebonnets are out and in odd years, our legislature is back at work.  One makes me grateful to be in Texas and the other only meets every other year.  Here…
  • Feb 26

    Will Net Neutrality Kill the Internet 3.0?

    Will Net Neutrality Kill the Internet 3.0?
    As expected, the FCC passed the net neutrality rules today.  Other than spokesmen for the large telecoms (and perhaps some politicians who listen to that lobby), you don’t hear much reasoned opposition to net neutrality. I have to…
Rank this Week: 2208

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 30

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post
    After watching the firing of the digital communications manager for the Houston Rockets during their run through the playoffs (read the story here in the Houston Chronicle).  I figured it would be a good time to revisit the issue of…
  • Apr 20

    Texas eMediaLaw Legislative Update: 2015

    Texas eMediaLaw Legislative Update: 2015
    It’s Spring in Texas which means one of two things – the bluebonnets are out and in odd years, our legislature is back at work.  One makes me grateful to be in Texas and the other only meets every other year.  Here…
  • Feb 26

    Will Net Neutrality Kill the Internet 3.0?

    Will Net Neutrality Kill the Internet 3.0?
    As expected, the FCC passed the net neutrality rules today.  Other than spokesmen for the large telecoms (and perhaps some politicians who listen to that lobby), you don’t hear much reasoned opposition to net neutrality. I have to…
Rank this Week: 1341

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
Rank this Week: 1391

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Erik Syverson, Partner at Raines Feldman.

http://www.losangelesintellectualpropertylawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Cyber Liability Insurance is Becoming a Necessity for Companies Large and Small

    Cyber Liability Insurance is Becoming a Necessity for Companies Large and Small
    One issue that often faces small to medium sized companies is whether or not to buy cyber liability insurance policies.  The need and market for such policies is developing.  In this post, I will provide an overview of the product…
  • Apr 27

    Amazon Files Lawsuit to Stop Astroturfing for Profit Operation

    Amazon Files Lawsuit to Stop Astroturfing for Profit Operation
    E-tail behemoth Amazon recently filed a lawsuit against Jay Gentile, a California resident offering positive Amazon reviews for a price, otherwise known as “astroturfing”.  Gentile offered his service via the domain name…
  • Apr 13

    How to Remove Defamatory Content from the Internet

    How to Remove Defamatory Content from the Internet
    Businesses are constantly in danger of being defamed on the Internet.  Often, this defamation is anonymous.  Typically, it is committed by a competitor or a disgruntled former employee.  Because of this, it can be difficult for…
Rank this Week: 5030

Coming of Edge

Coming of Edge

Discusses the legal hurdles facing startups and entrepreneurs including all intellectual property law topics. By Steven Buchwald.

http://comingofedge.com/
  • Apr 30

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure
    Few decisions are as important as choosing the right entity for your new startup. This post explores the factors that matter most when making this decision. The post LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure appeared first on .
  • Apr 13

    Non-Exclusive Copyright License: Enforcement Danger

    Non-Exclusive Copyright License: Enforcement Danger
    If a copyright license does not specifically grant you an exclusive copyright right, you would not be able to sue infringers The post Non-Exclusive Copyright License: Enforcement Danger appeared first on .
  • Mar 18

    The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook

    The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook
    The content of an employee handbook matters greatly. When it is well-drafted and tailored to the the company it can prevent or greatly minimize liability. The post The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 4598

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Discusses the ways law rules creativity and law employs creativity. By Professor Peter Friedman.

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
  • Apr 30

    Recover Hard Drives With Deleted Data – Yesterday!

    Recover Hard Drives With Deleted Data – Yesterday!
    It’s a terrible moment when you realize you’ve deleted a file that you weren’t quite ready to let go of. Suddenly, you find yourself in a desperate scramble to recover the file and restore your piece of mind along with…
  • Feb 3

    The Geekiest Pants Ever

    The Geekiest Pants Ever
    Pants, which were heavily featured in the fall runway shows by such designers as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, are making their way down to the moderate market, emerging as one of the season’s hot fashion categories. Moderate-price…
  • Jan 30

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan
    San Diego SEO Companies have created numerous campaigns with search engine marketing and internet marketing for many companies located in the San Diego county area. With the use of search engine optimization, online business owners are…
Rank this Week: 389

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Apr 30

    Customer Lists and Pricing Information Aren't Necessarily Confidential

    Customer Lists and Pricing Information Aren't Necessarily Confidential
    When an employee has signed an enforceable non-competition and non-solicitation agreement, he will be prohibited from soliciting the employer's customers for a certain length of time after the employment relationship ends. In the absence of…
  • Apr 20

    Virginia's Subpoena Power Does Not Extend Beyond Its Border

    Virginia's Subpoena Power Does Not Extend Beyond Its Border
    Back in 2012, the Alexandria Circuit Court ruled in an Internet defamation case that discovery could be obtained from a nonresident third party by serving a subpoena on the company's registered agent in Virginia. That decision was reversed…
  • Mar 25

    The Right to Nonsuit in Virginia Litigation

    The Right to Nonsuit in Virginia Litigation
    What is a nonsuit? Simply stated, a nonsuit is a voluntary withdrawal or dismissal of a lawsuit by the party that filed it that allows the party to bring a second suit on the same cause of action. (See Va. Code § 8.01-380). It results in…
Rank this Week: 1418

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

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

    Should copyright terms be shorter?

    Should copyright terms be shorter?
    The Green Party in the UK has found itself in a bit of hot water with the creative sector when it made a policy statement  that it would shorten copyright terms to 14 years. As far as I am aware, this is the first proposal of its kind…
  • Apr 24

    Could you patent a human clone?

    Could you patent a human clone?
    My new favourite show is Orphan Black, a Canadian BBC production set in a world where human cloning was achieved 30 years ago. I’ve just finished watching the first season on Netflix, and I’m thoroughly hooked. Tatiana Maslany is…
  • Apr 9

    What is wrong with John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden

    What is wrong with John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden
    This week, comedian John Oliver landed a huge journalistic exclusive when he travelled to Russia to interview none other than Edward Snowden. Here is the clip, but bizarrely it cannot be viewed in the UK at the time of writing, so fire up…
Rank this Week: 331

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Apr 30

    Want to sell your patent?

    Want to sell your patent?
    Google is running what it calls a ‘patent purchase promotion.’  From May 8 through May 22, 2015, you can offer to sell your issued U.S. patent to Google.  You must provide the patent number, contact information and a…
  • Apr 30

    Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions Assume New Importance Says the U.S. Supreme Court!

    Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions Assume New Importance Says the U.S. Supreme Court!
     Back in January, we were so bold as to state that “it’s not very often that the United States Supreme Court decides a trademark issue…” Well, it appears that Supreme Court pronouncements in the trademark field…
  • Apr 30

    Copyright is a Federal Law that Protects Forms of Expression

    Copyright is a Federal Law that Protects Forms of Expression
    Ask Dr. Copyright … Dear Doc: A lawyer friend told me that I should copyright the name of my band, The Miseracordions, so that when I make it big (this polka thing is REALLY gonna take off soon!) I can keep other people from using the…
Rank this Week: 2554

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

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

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    PTAB reverses indefiniteness rejection of claim using trademark Java

    PTAB reverses indefiniteness rejection of claim using trademark Java
    Takeaway: The Examiner rejected as indefinite the phrase "parsing the at least one Java annotation" on the grounds that Java was a trademark. The Examiner referred to MPEP 2173.05(u) , which directed the Examiner to reject a claim as…
  • Mar 31

    PTAB affirms indefiniteness when CRM claim recites human action ("subscribe")

    PTAB affirms indefiniteness when CRM claim recites human action ("subscribe")
    Takeaway: In an application for a computerized valuation platform, the Examiner rejected a computer-readable medium claim as indefinite. The Examiner took issue with the phrase "subscribing to the web-based valuation service," asserting that…
  • Mar 30

    PTO takes 7 years to process Petition to Make Special (or Why you should use e-Petitions)

    PTO takes 7 years to process Petition to Make Special (or Why you should use e-Petitions)
    Takeaway: The PTO took seven years to process a Petition to Make Special Based on Age. The Petition Decision indicated that "the delay in rendering a decision is regretted." (Application of Dressler, Appl. No. 11/733,605, available on Public…
Rank this Week: 774

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: 301

International Commercial Law Blog

International Commercial Law Blog

Covers international commercial law in the European Union. By M D M Studio Legale.

http://www.internationalcommerciallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2705

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Apr 30

    Pirates Uncovered - Dallas Buyers Club's Landmark Case in Australia

    Pirates Uncovered - Dallas Buyers Club's Landmark Case in Australia
    Piracy is considered by many in the entertainment industry to be the plight of the 21st century creative minds and pockets (and the pockets' of many shareholders, one would think). What ever your thoughts on copyright piracy, the topic…
  • Apr 17

    Stifled Words - The DMCA and Censoring Free Speech

    Stifled Words - The DMCA and Censoring Free Speech
    Since its enactment at the cusp of the 21st century, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the United States has been the subject of discussion within the IP community, practitioners and even the public in general. With its inception being…
  • Apr 7

    Links Galore - Hyperlinking Faces Its Third Challenge

    Links Galore - Hyperlinking Faces Its Third Challenge
    After the Svensson and BestWater decisions hyperlinking seemed to already be a matter, which has been dealt with extensively and thoroughly. Even so, a third decision loomed in the horizon, hopefully shedding the final bit of light needed…
Rank this Week: 4800