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IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Lawsuits are the Inevitable Cost of YouTube Succe

    Lawsuits are the Inevitable Cost of YouTube Succe
    Whenever there is a report of a YouTube creator being sued for copyright infringement, the response from the creator and the community seems to be one of shock and surprise.  The truth is, successful YouTube content creators should not…
  • Apr 20

    What Do California Wine Grapes and California Marijuana Have in Common?

    What Do California Wine Grapes and California Marijuana Have in Common?
    When a winery wants to tell consumers the geographic source of its wine, it includes on the label the wine’s “appellation of origin.”  An appellation of origin tells the consumer where the wine grapes were grown. …
  • Apr 13

    Are the Tides Turning for Motions to Amend Claims in IPR Proceedings?

    Are the Tides Turning for Motions to Amend Claims in IPR Proceedings?
    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) has rarely allowed patent owners to replace or modify claims during inter partes review (“IPR”), covered business method review, or post-grant review.  In fact, in April…
Rank this Week: 819

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Apr 27

    Mining resurgence in M&A: proceed with caution

    Mining resurgence in M&A: proceed with caution
    Earlier this year, KPMG released its Mining M&A Newsletter for the second half of 2016. According to the report, deal volume as well as deal value increased in the second half of 2016 due to a large North American merger. In fact, deal…
  • Apr 13

    Earn-out trends: continued

    Earn-out trends: continued
    Back in April 2015, we discussed key questions to keep in mind when negotiating earn-outs, and looked at recent trends coming out of the American Bar Association’s 2014 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study (the 2014 ABA…
  • Apr 12

    Set up for success? Difficulties in M&A integration

    Set up for success? Difficulties in M&A integration
    In a previous post, we discussed the impact that deal team size can have on post transaction synergies. A recent report from PwC makes clear that pitfalls in the M&A process hardly disappear once the parties have determined the make-up of…
Rank this Week: 4410

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Apr 27

    The Internet of Things could change property as we know it

    The Internet of Things could change property as we know it
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is that loose definition that describes all sort of devices that are connected to the Internet, for whatever purpose. While the topic is often the subject of derision in some technological circles (honestly, who…
  • Apr 10

    European Court of Human Rights revisits once more intermediary liability

    European Court of Human Rights revisits once more intermediary liability
    The European Court oh Human Rights (ECtHR) has tackled again the tricky subject of intermediary liability in the case of Rolf Anders Daniel Pihl v. Sweden. This follows two controversial previous decisions in Delfi v Estonia and MTE v…
  • Mar 28

    The ongoing war on encryption

    The ongoing war on encryption
    Last year there was a highly reported public debate between the FBI and Apple regarding the encryption used to protect an iPhone belonging to the San Bernardino terrorist shooter. The FBI wanted Apple to unlock the phone, but Apple argued…
Rank this Week: 340

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 27

    The Intersection of Plagiarism and Fabrication

    The Intersection of Plagiarism and Fabrication
    Jonah Lehrer, Benny Johnson, Jayson Blair, Stephen Glass, Jack Kelley and Juan Thompson. What do those names have in common? If you said they were all journalists, you’d be correct. If you said that they were all plagiarists,…
  • Apr 27

    3 Count: Past the House

    3 Count: Past the House
    Copyright Office reform bill passes in the House, Pharrell Williams and Marvin Gaye file new brief in Blurred Lines case and Khloe Kardashian sued. The post 3 Count: Past the House appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 26

    Why Bing’s DMCA Form is Better Than Google’

    Why Bing’s DMCA Form is Better Than Google’
    Google and Bing both require DMCA filers to use a form, however, only one of them put any time or thought into that form. The post Why Bing’s DMCA Form is Better Than Google’s appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 54

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Apr 27

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 99

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 99
    Here is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected –…
  • Apr 25

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 98

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 98
    Here is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected –…
  • Apr 24

    Unicorns aren’t just for blended coffee beverages (aka Frappuccino®): fun unicorn trademarks from the USPTO

    Unicorns aren’t just for blended coffee beverages (aka Frappuccino®): fun unicorn trademarks from the USPTO
    The “Unicorn Frappuccino” has received a lot of (mostly negative) media attention in the last week. It was perhaps a good idea gone wrong. While Starbucks did not apply to register the beverage name with the USPTO, there are many…
Rank this Week: 1302

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Apr 26

    Do you need permission to sell licenses for photos of people?

    Do you need permission to sell licenses for photos of people?
    In general, you may photograph people in public. The use of those photographs can be restricted due to state privacy laws, often called the “right of publicity” or “misappropriation.” While the specifics of these laws…
  • Apr 26

    House Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Legislation on Selection Process for Copyright Register

    House Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Legislation on Selection Process for Copyright Register
    The House of Representatives today approved by a vote of 378-48 the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act (H.R. 1695).  This bipartisan bill – introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob…
  • Apr 19

    Another Reason to Post Watermarks on your Photo

    Another Reason to Post Watermarks on your Photo
    The copyright world is abuzz about the recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit opinion in Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc. The primary interest is that the court held that LiveJournal may not be eligible…
Rank this Week: 2594

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Apr 26

    Do you need permission to sell licenses for photos of people?

    Do you need permission to sell licenses for photos of people?
    In general, you may photograph people in public. The use of those photographs can be restricted due to state privacy laws, often called the “right of publicity” or “misappropriation.” While the specifics of these laws…
  • Apr 26

    House Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Legislation on Selection Process for Copyright Register

    House Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Legislation on Selection Process for Copyright Register
    The House of Representatives today approved by a vote of 378-48 the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act (H.R. 1695).  This bipartisan bill – introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob…
  • Apr 19

    Another Reason to Post Watermarks on your Photo

    Another Reason to Post Watermarks on your Photo
    The copyright world is abuzz about the recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit opinion in Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc. The primary interest is that the court held that LiveJournal may not be eligible…
Rank this Week: 354

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: 1426

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
  • Apr 26

    They Invented What? (No. 13)

    They Invented What? (No. 13)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No.6,637,447:  Beerbrella.   We claim: 1. A combined beverage container and shading apparatus, comprising: a beverage container, for containing…
  • Apr 7

    They Invented What? (No. 12)

    They Invented What? (No. 12)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,360,693:  Animal toy. JW Note:  Many thanks to Brad Bower at Duke University for tipping me off to this one.   …
  • Apr 4

    Ward Law Office helps inventors obtain patents, trademark

    Ward Law Office helps inventors obtain patents, trademark
    Originally posted on Seneca Success: Meet registered patent attorney Jake Ward and his staff at Ward Law Office LLC. Jake works alongside his wife and Business Manager, Kristi; Office Manager, Jenn; and Associate Attorney, AJ, in their office…
Rank this Week: 535

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Apr 26

    Important benefits for Canadian trademark registration

    Important benefits for Canadian trademark registration
    While Canadian trademark owners can enforce their rights without obtaining a registration, there are a number of significant advantages to registering a trademark in Canada, including: The Right to the Exclusive Use of the Mark in Canada.…
  • Apr 13

    Web Advertising – Complying with FTC’s “Clear & Conspicuous” Rule

    Web Advertising – Complying with FTC’s “Clear & Conspicuous” Rule
    Increasingly, companies are turning to the internet and social media platforms to advertise their products, often by using native advertising or by providing incentives such as payments or free products to social media…
  • Apr 10

    11th Cir. holds “skim milk” label protected by 1st Amendment

    11th Cir. holds “skim milk” label protected by 1st Amendment
    In a case with potentially significant ramifications for regulatory oversight of the labeling and advertising of foods and pharmaceuticals, the Eleventh Circuit held the First Amendment precluded the Florida Department of Agriculture’s…
Rank this Week: 4430

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    Important benefits for Canadian trademark registration

    Important benefits for Canadian trademark registration
    While Canadian trademark owners can enforce their rights without obtaining a registration, there are a number of significant advantages to registering a trademark in Canada, including: The Right to the Exclusive Use of the Mark in Canada.…
  • Apr 13

    Web Advertising – Complying with FTC’s “Clear & Conspicuous” Rule

    Web Advertising – Complying with FTC’s “Clear & Conspicuous” Rule
    Increasingly, companies are turning to the internet and social media platforms to advertise their products, often by using native advertising or by providing incentives such as payments or free products to social media…
  • Apr 10

    11th Cir. holds “skim milk” label protected by 1st Amendment

    11th Cir. holds “skim milk” label protected by 1st Amendment
    In a case with potentially significant ramifications for regulatory oversight of the labeling and advertising of foods and pharmaceuticals, the Eleventh Circuit held the First Amendment precluded the Florida Department of Agriculture’s…
Rank this Week: 4508

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Internet surveys are admissible (but may raise IRB concerns)

    Internet surveys are admissible (but may raise IRB concerns)
    Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. v. Sycamore, No. 13-cv-00749, 2017 WL 1377991 (D. Utah Mar. 2, 2017)Bimbo charged that defendants misappropriated its trade secret for making Grandma Sycamore’s Home-Maid bread, and infringed on its trade dress…
  • Apr 26

    4th Cir. affirms dismissal where P didn't allege specific lost consumers or quantify lost sale

    4th Cir. affirms dismissal where P didn't allege specific lost consumers or quantify lost sale
    Wall & Associates, Inc. v. Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia, Inc., --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2017 WL 1437215, No. 16-1819 (4th Cir. Apr. 24, 2017)The court of appeals affirmed the dismissal of Wall’s complaint for false…
  • Apr 25

    My IP collection widen

    My IP collection widen
    Today: Lardashe jeans--it's quite possible they'd even fit me:Jordache Enters. v. Hogg Wyld (10th Cir. 1987)http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 70

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Apr 26

    Urteil: Streaming aus dem Internet als Urheberrechtsverletzung

    Urteil: Streaming aus dem Internet als Urheberrechtsverletzung
    Fernsehserien, Filme und Sportübertragungen sind häufig über Streaming-Websites abrufbar, die nicht über eine entsprechende Erlaubnis der Rechteinhaber verfügen. Die Betreiber solcher Websites begehen in solchen…
  • Apr 25

    Rechtsschutzversicherung: Freispruch durch Einstellung, aber kein Geld

    Rechtsschutzversicherung: Freispruch durch Einstellung, aber kein Geld
    Beschuldigte, denen eine vorsätzliche Straftat vorgeworfen werden, stellen jeweils fest, dass Ihre Rechtsschutzversicherung vorläufig kein Deckung gewährt. In solchen Fällen wird – wenn überhaupt – erst…
  • Apr 24

    Workshop: Datenrechte und Digitalisierung im intelligenten Verkehr der Schweiz

    Workshop: Datenrechte und Digitalisierung im intelligenten Verkehr der Schweiz
    Am 17. Mai 2017 findet an der Universität Basel am Nachmittag der Law & Robots Workshop 2017 über Datenrechte und Digitalisierung im intelligenten Verkehr der Schweiz statt (Flyer): «Ziel der …
Rank this Week: 4505

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Apr 26

    New issue of Music & Copyright

    New issue of Music & Copyright
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. IFPI reports second consecutive year of recorded-music income growth International music trade body the IFPI has reported…
  • Mar 29

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. UK High Court orders ISPs to block servers of illegal streaming services The handing out of blocking orders to an ISP by…
  • Mar 15

    New issue of Music & Copyright with China country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with China country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Much of MEA’s digital music fortunes lie with carriers and RBTs Music revenue in the Middle East and North Africa…
Rank this Week: 858

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Apr 25

    Tomorrow, April 26: Day One of the 11th Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute

    Tomorrow, April 26: Day One of the 11th Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute
    And I’ll be there!  Not just there but “keynote luncheon speaker” there.  Here:   Pretty sure you can still register.  Not clear on why you wouldn’t!
  • Apr 21

    When Fakery Turns Fatal

    When Fakery Turns Fatal
    Originally posted 2011-02-13 19:15:20. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe New York Times reports about an aspect of trademark enforcement which, among the disputes over rent-seeking and IP overreach, is often...
  • Apr 21

    Conoce a los bloggers – INTA Barcelona 2017

    Conoce a los bloggers – INTA Barcelona 2017
    Ay, Dios mio… viviendo el sueño.  ¿Es realmente posible en nuestro mundo tanto triste y prosaico? ¡Di me, Elvis!  ¡Di me la verdad! Yes, yes, yes! The trademark bloggers are...
Rank this Week: 137

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Apr 25

    Detailed explanation for motivation to combine required for obviousne

    Detailed explanation for motivation to combine required for obviousne
    Summary A proper rejection on obviousness requires that the examiner show how one of ordinary skill in the art would have been motivated to combine two or more prior art references to make the claimed invention. In Personal Web Technologies…
  • Apr 18

    Bar to initiate Covered Business Method review was raised

    Bar to initiate Covered Business Method review was raised
    The threshold bar for being able to successfully petition the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to initiate the covered business method review used to be low.  See Versata.…
  • Apr 10

    Prior art must disclose EVERY limitation for a proper anticipation rejection

    Prior art must disclose EVERY limitation for a proper anticipation rejection
    For an examiner to reject a claim based on anticipation, each and every limitation must be found either expressly or inherently in a single prior art reference. An anticipation rejection is a rejection where the examiner is of the opinion…
Rank this Week: 2025

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Apr 25

    Vivian Maier Dispute à Troi

    Vivian Maier Dispute à Troi
    The battle over artist’s “estates” continues.
  • Apr 20

    Podcast: Charging Bull v. Fearless Girl, Cady Noland, 5Pointz, Moral Right

    Podcast: Charging Bull v. Fearless Girl, Cady Noland, 5Pointz, Moral Right
    Does an artist have the legal right to protect her work from the encroachment of another artist’s artwork? That’s the question facing Arturo Di Modica, creator of Wall Street’s iconic bronze Charging Bull, which last month…
  • Apr 15

    A VARA Triumph, Detroit Mural Will Stay Put

    A VARA Triumph, Detroit Mural Will Stay Put
    It’s VARA craziness week. According to the Detroit Metro Times, Detroit’s “iconic” Illuminated Mural won’t be torn down. Apparently the artist and building owner announced last Thursday that they have…
Rank this Week: 249

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2329

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

Summary of recent decisions by boards of appeal of the European patent office (EPO).

http://dp-patentlaw.blogspot.nl/
  • Apr 25

    T 1955/12: User preferences and a…

    T 1955/12: User preferences and a patentable medical injection deviceIn this appeal from an opposition, the Board discussed the novelty and inventive step of a medical injection device having a housing that can be customized. While in the…
  • Apr 18

    J 23/14 - Pendency revisited: the 6-month period for paying the renewal fee with an additional fee

    J 23/14 - Pendency revisited: the 6-month period for paying the renewal fee with an additional fee
    Just after the Guidelines explicitly indicated that a patent application is still pending for the purpose of filing a divisional until the expiry of the 6-month period for paying the renewal fee (even if that fee is not paid), T 1402/13 ruled…
  • Apr 11

    T 1543/12 - Multiple ranges in claim, are all combinations supported?

    T 1543/12 - Multiple ranges in claim, are all combinations supported?
    Many independent combinations are possibleClaim 1 in this opposition comprises a number of ranges. Individually, each of the ranges is supported by the application, but there may be combinations of the ranges that are not. Is such a claim…
Rank this Week: 5012

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Apr 25

    Copyright Usurped - EU Proposal for a New Copyright Directive

    Copyright Usurped - EU Proposal for a New Copyright Directive
    This article was kindly drafted by Axel Beelen, who writes the blog IP News (focusing on EU and Belgian IP developments). He can also be found on Twitter here. He is also a data protection specialist.In September 2016, the European…
  • Apr 4

    Sine Hominum - The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Copyright

    Sine Hominum - The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Copyright
    When people speak about artificial intelligence, or AI (the development of computer simulation of human behavior), they often think of things like Skynet or a near omnipotent, all-knowing computer entity that will overcome…
  • Mar 27

    Gimme a C! - Cheerleader Outfit Designs Protected by Copyright, Says US Supreme Court

    Gimme a C! - Cheerleader Outfit Designs Protected by Copyright, Says US Supreme Court
    Having discussed the Varsity Brands case in the US Court of Appeals nearly 6 months ago, this writer was quite excited to hear the Supreme Court's decision in the same case. While cheerleader outfits and their designs touch on very few…
Rank this Week: 4466

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Apr 24

    How Bitcoin Rule Making Does Not Work

    How Bitcoin Rule Making Does Not Work
    If you are following Bitcoin, you may have heard that there are differing views on how to increase transaction capacity. I have an opinion on which of those views is preferable. I will keep said opinion to myself here, since it is not…
  • Apr 22

    Illegal Failure of German Renewable Policy

    Illegal Failure of German Renewable Policy
    The German Renewable Energy Industry Association (Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie e.V.) just published a paper showing that Germany will be one of only five EU Member States failing to achieve their renewable energy share required by the EU…
  • Apr 22

    Time for Fossil Fuel Feed-in Tariff

    Time for Fossil Fuel Feed-in Tariff
    Joe Romm explains that solar and wind now are beating fossil fuel power generation on price without any subsidies, citing recent reports by the UN and Bloomberg. That’s not surprising to anyone who paid attention. Kees van der Leun…
Rank this Week: 674

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Apr 24

    No Nexus For Novartis Gilenya Patent

    No Nexus For Novartis Gilenya Patent
    In Novartis AG v. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd., the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) invalidating all claims of U.S. Patent 8,324,283, which is one of four Orange Book-listed patents…
  • Apr 17

    Angiomax Patents Limited To Example

    Angiomax Patents Limited To Example
    In The Medicines Co. v. Mylan, Inc., the Federal Circuit construed composition claims of two Angiomax patents as requiring the recited “batches” to be made by a specific “efficient mixing” process illustrated in one of…
  • Apr 10

    PTAB Not Bound By Prior Court Decisions Upholding Exelon Patent

    PTAB Not Bound By Prior Court Decisions Upholding Exelon Patent
    In Novartis v. Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions invalidating certain claims of two Orange Book-listed Exelon patents. This decision has garnered attention…
Rank this Week: 1777

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    Food Truck Trademark

    Food Truck Trademark
    Food truck trademarks are great examples of unique branding. Food truck owners must be careful in selecting and using their names, logos, slogans, and paint carefully to create and protect value for the business.
  • Apr 6

    What is a Notice of Allowance in a Patent Application?

    What is a Notice of Allowance in a Patent Application?
    A notice of allowance indicates the claims of a patent are allowable and ready to issue in a patent grant.
  • Mar 13

    Top Reasons a Patent Application Gets Rejected

    Top Reasons a Patent Application Gets Rejected
    Patent applications are frequently rejected for a few main reasons: novelty, obviousness, or issues with the specification or drawings.
Rank this Week: 2559

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Apr 24

    Body Painter, Natalie Fletcher, Discusses her ‘Bodies Across America” Project

    Body Painter, Natalie Fletcher, Discusses her ‘Bodies Across America” Project
    Body artist Natalie Fletcher blurs the line between landscape and portrait painting: using living, breathing canvases, she blends the human body seamlessly into its surroundings. In an exclusive interview with Creative Arts Advocate, she…
  • Apr 5

    2017 Film Festival Schedule

    2017 Film Festival Schedule
    The film festival circuit is a crucial way for independent filmmakers to have their voices heard. Festivals can be a few days long or spread out over a week, and frequently feature musical performances, art installations, and other events, in…
  • Mar 30

    Can the Practice of Yoga be Protected by Copyright Law?

    Can the Practice of Yoga be Protected by Copyright Law?
    Yoga. We’ve all tried it to help our aching backs or ease our nagging anxieties. In fact, over 30 million Americans practice yoga, with countless studios across the nation (surprisingly, Alaska has the most studios per capita). The…
Rank this Week: 4162

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 4527

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 22

    Accessing Former Employer’s Google Account May Violate CFAA

    Accessing Former Employer’s Google Account May Violate CFAA
    Suppose your employer asks you to create a Google account for the company. So you do. You set up everything yourself: Google Drive, Google+, Gmail–the works. You even set the password to your dog’s name. All of Google’s…
  • Mar 9

    Hypothetical Overbreadth May Invalidate Noncompete

    Hypothetical Overbreadth May Invalidate Noncompete
    The “janitor test” isn’t the only hypothetical scenario that, when applied to a non-compete agreement governed by Virginia law, can render the contract unenforceable. In NVR, Inc. v. David Nelson, the federal court in…
  • Feb 6

    Public Disclosure of Discovery

    Public Disclosure of Discovery
    If you look up “deposition” on YouTube, you’ll likely find over 200,000 videos to choose from. Many include graphics and commentary that the uploader added after the deposition was taken, usually with the aim of mocking the…
Rank this Week: 1377

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

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

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Apr 22

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017 (Updated)

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017 (Updated)
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
  • Feb 4

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (revised)

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (revised)
    Every state but Massachusetts and New York has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (the UTSA) in one form or another – though some may quibble with whether Alabama or North Carolina actually adopted it. (The Uniform Law…
  • Feb 4

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated Today)

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated Today)
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated to reflect a few developments and to make a few tweaks since the last draft. Most significantly, Georgia surprised many (me included) with its decision that the 2011…
Rank this Week: 1476

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

Focuses on sharing news, information and resources about copyright and trademark law, privacy and security issues, contracts, including Terms of Use and license agreements, as well as caselaw, law suits and new legislation that could impact IP laws in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
  • Apr 22

    ashleynef: simaethae: so on the subject of stolen property, i’ve seen various arguments on this...

    ashleynef: simaethae: so on the subject of stolen property, i’ve seen various arguments on this...
    ashleynef: simaethae: so on the subject of stolen property, i’ve seen various arguments on this point but it is in fact true that inheriting something from a relative, when you know full well that it was stolen, does not make it…
  • Apr 1

    pollydoodles: howdidthisevenhappenanyway: darlinghogwarts: darlinghogwarts: what if elle woods...

    pollydoodles: howdidthisevenhappenanyway: darlinghogwarts: darlinghogwarts: what if elle woods...
    pollydoodles: howdidthisevenhappenanyway: darlinghogwarts: darlinghogwarts: what if elle woods from legally blonde had been harry’s lawyer during his hearing in the order of the phoenix elle woods: [looks at umbridge]elle woods: I…
  • Mar 29

    Take the Fansplaining Definitions Survey

    Take the Fansplaining Definitions Survey
    Take the Fansplaining Definitions Survey: If you have filled out the new survey from @fansplaining, please do! This survey is meant to help us come to a collective definition of what “fanfiction” means. It’s also going to…
Rank this Week: 4845

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
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
  • Mar 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
  • Feb 28

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"
    The choice between rules and standards in lawmaking is a central question. But the line between the two forms is not as clear as most scholars presume. This talk argues that the lack of a coherent unifying principle in the…
Rank this Week: 222

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
  • Apr 21

    Auction House Accused of Scraping Competitor’s Web Listing

    Auction House Accused of Scraping Competitor’s Web Listing
    Screen scraping is a problem that has vexed website owners since the early days of e-commerce – how to make valuable content available to users and customers, but prevent competitors from accessing such content for commercial…
  • Apr 20

    Arizona Passes Groundbreaking Blockchain and Smart Contract Law – State Blockchain Laws on the Rise

    Arizona Passes Groundbreaking Blockchain and Smart Contract Law – State Blockchain Laws on the Rise
    The blockchain or “distributed ledger network” was originally conceived as the peer-to-peer technology platform that allows for the transfer of Bitcoin without the need for a trusted intermediary.  However, the blockchain…
  • Apr 17

    Craigslist Garners $60 Million Judgment against Radpad in Scraping Dispute

    Craigslist Garners $60 Million Judgment against Radpad in Scraping Dispute
    For years, craigslist has aggressively used technological and legal methods to prevent unauthorized parties from violating its terms of use by scraping, linking to or accessing user postings for their own commercial purposes.  In its…
Rank this Week: 2688

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Apr 21

    Ask Dr. Copyright — He tackles the Basics!

    Ask Dr. Copyright — He tackles the Basics!
    Dear Doc: You often write complicated articles about interesting and esoteric matters of intellectual property law. How about something at a more basic level that I can share with my children to help them understand what copyright is all…
  • Apr 14

    Breaking News: Ghostbusters Prevails Over Day of the Dead

    Breaking News: Ghostbusters Prevails Over Day of the Dead
    Late Breaking News: Ghostbusters Prevails Over Day of the Dead After Initial Defeat     If you’re a vodka connoisseur, you probably know that Dan Aykroyd of Saturday Night Live, the Blues Brothers, and Ghostbusters fame…
  • Apr 7

    When is a Defense not a Defense?

    When is a Defense not a Defense?
    Now For a Riddle: When is a Defense not a Defense?… (Pause for effect)… Answer – When the Supreme Court says it’s not. Not so many years ago, patents were very powerful.  A patent owner was entitled to a court…
Rank this Week: 2408

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    What you need to know about the ASA's predicament in South Africa

    What you need to know about the ASA's predicament in South Africa
    The Advertising Standards Authority's future in South Africa is in grave doubt and it not only affects them and their employees, but the entire advertising fraternity and all consumers. Here are some facts that you need to know…
  • Apr 19

    Looking for INTA Accommodation?

    Looking for INTA Accommodation?
    If you are still in need of accommodation at INTA, I have access to a booking at the Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel for standard single room which is very close the convention centre. I need to cancel the booking today if it is not going to…
  • Apr 6

    5 IP Reasons To Concentrate on Zuma - Azumi V Zuma's Choice Pet Product

    5 IP Reasons To Concentrate on Zuma - Azumi V Zuma's Choice Pet Product
    The South African president’s name is in the news this week but perhaps not in a way in which you know. The recent UK case of Azumi Ltd v Zuma’s Choice Pet Products Ltd & Zoe Vanderbilt is a case about a high end Japanese…
Rank this Week: 1417

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
Rank this Week: 1166

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1528

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
Rank this Week: 2426

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

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

http://www.legaltxts.com/
  • Apr 19

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment
    “Why did you fire my wife?”  Bradley Reid Byrd posted this question on the Facebook page of Cracker Barrel.  Byrd wanted to know why his wife was let go after working for the restaurant chain for 11 years.  The post…
  • Mar 22

    NLRB Advice Memorandum Provides Guidance on How to Revise an Illegal Social Media Policy

    NLRB Advice Memorandum Provides Guidance on How to Revise an Illegal Social Media Policy
    On January 1, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel released an advice memorandum (dated September 22, 2016) reviewing the social media policy in Northwestern University’s revised Football…
  • Jan 25

    The Tax Scams Cometh

    The Tax Scams Cometh
    Tax season is miserable for many because it means having to cut a check to the IRS.  But it’s not just Uncle Sam who’s interested in your money.  Scammers are also looking to get paid, and they’ll do it by stealing…
Rank this Week: 1722

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    POINTS TO PONDER IN AN MUSIC ARTIST-MANAGER CONTRACT

    POINTS TO PONDER IN AN MUSIC ARTIST-MANAGER CONTRACT
    Your artist career is getting traction – you’re doing more shows, you’re recording strong material, people want to work with you. And now you’ve been offered a management contract. Should you sign it? This question…
  • Oct 27

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option
    Authors now have more options than ever to publish their works, ranging from self-publishing, through the hybrid “pay-to-play” publishers, to traditional publishing houses. So, what are the Pros and Cons of each? Self-publishing.…
  • Oct 27

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option
    Authors now have more options than ever to publish their works, ranging from self-publishing, through the hybrid “pay-to-play” publishers, to traditional publishing houses. So, what are the Pros and Cons of each? Self-publishing.…
Rank this Week: 3944

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

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

    KFC Files Lawsuit to Protect Finger Lickin' Good Trademark

    KFC Files Lawsuit to Protect Finger Lickin' Good Trademark
    IPNews® - KFC is suing a New York based entrepreneur Brian Mastrosimone over alleged trademark infringement.   The national restaurant chain claims that Mastrosimone’s use of the slogan “Finger Lakin’ Good” is…
  • Apr 13

    Mexican Restaurants Battle Over "Damn Good Tacos" Trademark

    Mexican Restaurants Battle Over "Damn Good Tacos" Trademark
    IPNews® - A Texas based restaurant chain, Torchy’s Tacos, is suing Dam Good Tacos over alleged trademark infringement. Torchy’s Tacos claims ownership of the Damn Good Tacos trademark since it has used it as a tagline since…
  • Apr 6

    Jimmy Buffet Wins Trademark Dispute Over Marijuanaville

    Jimmy Buffet Wins Trademark Dispute Over Marijuanaville
    IPNews® - Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Enterprises LLC recently won a trademark dispute against a Colorado based entrepreneur, Rachel Bevis.   Bevis filed a trademark application for Marijuanaville in 2014.  The…
Rank this Week: 918

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Play-Doh is sniffing its way to scent mark

    Play-Doh is sniffing its way to scent mark
    By: Amber L. Reiner, associate at Picadio Sneath Miller and Norton, P.C.  When someone mentions Play-Doh, what is the first thing you think of? Is it those flexible yellow containers? Perhaps it is the smooth and squishy…
  • Apr 18

    U.S. Supreme Court Issues Test for Separability Under the Copyright Act

    U.S. Supreme Court Issues Test for Separability Under the Copyright Act
    Posted by: Kelly A. Williams, shareholder at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  Ms. Williams may be contacted at kwilliams@psmn.com or 412-288-4005. Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, has…
  • Apr 13

    Supreme Court Kills Laches Defense to Patent Infringement

    Supreme Court Kills Laches Defense to Patent Infringement
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) On March 21, 2017, the US Supreme Court, in a 7-1 decision in SCA Hygiene…
Rank this Week: 1676

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

Covers patent, copyright, and trademark law. By Matt Miller.

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • Apr 19

    What is Bitcoin – Part 2 – Practical Benefit

    What is Bitcoin – Part 2 – Practical Benefit
    This is Part 2 of a Series on Bitcoin. Click to read Part 1 – What is Bitcoin?, where I discuss what Bitcoin is and give a basic overview of how it works. This post assumes some basic familiarity with… Read more › The…
  • Sep 28

    What is Bitcoin?

    What is Bitcoin?
    Over the past few years, you may have seen one of many news stories about something called Bitcoin (). Here are just a few of them: L.A. hospital forced to pay $17,000 in bitcoin ransom to get medical records back… Read more…
  • Aug 26

    Practical Tips in view of the Equation Group Hack

    Practical Tips in view of the Equation Group Hack
    Last week, in a series of events seemingly a mix between Mr. Robot and Austin Powers, something fairly unusual happened that could potentially cause security problems for many people and businesses. And, perhaps because the story is a little…
Rank this Week: 4750

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
  • Apr 4

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 4428

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
  • Apr 4

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 4886

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Transfer on Death Deeds - The Sky Report April 2017

    Transfer on Death Deeds - The Sky Report April 2017
    Our latest newsletter, The Sky Report April 2017.  Article on Transfer on Death Deeds and announcements of our newest attorney and new office.  See more on our website www.clearskylaw.com
  • Oct 13

    Led Zeppelin wins copyright case

    Led Zeppelin wins copyright case
    Jury rules that Led Zeppelin did not infringe when composed and recorded Stairway to Heaven.
  • Oct 13

    The Slants to play before U.S. Supreme Court

    The Slants to play before U.S. Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether disparaging trademarks can be registered by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Rank this Week: 2035

FPC Review

FPC Review

By Martin Wilming. Reviews / summarizes all decisions issued by the Swiss Federal Patent Court.

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • Apr 18

    Playing with data is so much fun

    Playing with data is so much fun
    There is quite a lot of raw data in the FPC’s decisions. Why not scramble and shuffle it a bit? I did so below for the decisions published in 2017. It’s kind of a sneak preview; I will extend… read more The post Playing…
  • Apr 10

    Judicial vacation

    Judicial vacation
    Time flies, it’s holiday time — again! Judicial Easter vacations, from April 9 to April 23, 2017; Art. 145(1) lit. a CPC. Statutory time limits and time limits set by the court are… read more The post Judicial…
  • Apr 10

    Judicial vacation

    Judicial vacation
    Time flies, it’s holiday time — again! Judicial Easter vacations, from April 9 to April 23, 2017; Art. 145(1) lit. a CPC. Statutory time limits and time limits set by the court are… read more The post Judicial…
Rank this Week: 5029

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/
  • Apr 18

    Cyber-Security: It's Not If, It's When

    Cyber-Security: It's Not If, It's When
    We are all at risk for a cybersecurity breach. Speakers from Michigan State University, ASK and Foster Swift will help you determine the legal and technical processes you need to have in place. Learn more in this short video.…
  • Mar 23

    Common Legal Mistakes of Start-Up

    Common Legal Mistakes of Start-Up
    The list below highlights some of the frequent legal mistakes made by start-ups. Blunders and mistakes are certainly a part of life and starting a business. But, we hope that the advice below will help you avoid a few.…
  • Mar 15

    Big Hollywood Studios Win Injunction Against Streamer VidAngel in Copyright Infringement Case

    Big Hollywood Studios Win Injunction Against Streamer VidAngel in Copyright Infringement Case
    A big legal battle has been brewing between upstart video streamer VidAngel and Hollywood heavyweights Disney, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox. So far, the studios have scored a clean knockdown, if not a knockout.VidAngel describes…
Rank this Week: 3425