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Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Feb 24

    Marke der Woche: NATEL

    Marke der Woche: NATEL
    Die Marke der Woche ist NATEL, denn nach 39 Jahren verzichtet die Telekommunikationsanbieterin Swisscom ab April 2017 auf die Bezeichnung «Natel» für ihre Mobilfunk-Angebote. NATEL ist eine der bekanntesten…
  • Feb 19

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #152

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #152
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem zu «Fake News», zur Lust am Strafen und zu falschen Social Media-Freunden … Meinungsfreiheit: «Shutting down fake news could…
  • Feb 14

    MFM-Bildhonorare 2017: Was kosten Abmahnungen in Deutschland?

    MFM-Bildhonorare 2017: Was kosten Abmahnungen in Deutschland?
    In Deutschland gibt die Mittelstandsgemeinschaft Foto-Marketing (MFM) jeweils Anfang Jahr ihre «Bildhonorare» heraus. Es handelt sich ausdrücklich nicht um Preisempfehlungen. Die «Bildhonorare» werden aber…
Rank this Week: 2378

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
Rank this Week: 1793

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: 3576

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Feb 23

    CAFC: User-Tailored Data Is Patent-Ineligible Abstract Idea

    CAFC: User-Tailored Data Is Patent-Ineligible Abstract Idea
    A Federal Circuit panel easily affirmed a lower court holding of patent-ineligibility of claims “directed to systems and methods for allowing computers to process data that are dynamically modified based upon external-to-the-device…
  • Feb 21

    Patent Obviousness and Reasonable Expectation of Succe

    Patent Obviousness and Reasonable Expectation of Succe
    The Federal Circuit has (mostly) sustained the PTAB’s findings that claims of US Patent No. 7,433,483 are obvious over prior art, explaining that obviousness under 35 USC § 103 required, in essence, a showing that the proposed…
  • Feb 20

    Volitional Conduct: an Element of Copyright Infringement

    Volitional Conduct: an Element of Copyright Infringement
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held in Perfect 10 v. Giganews, No 15-5550 (Jan 23, 2017), that an alleged copyright infringer can only be found directly liable if its “volitional conduct” actually causes the…
Rank this Week: 3645

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

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

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Cette semaine, je vous propose un dispositif servant à la fois d'oreiller et de casque de protection. Brevet US3538508
  • Feb 21

    R12/14 : requêtes finale

    R12/14 : requêtes finale
    La présente décision concerne une requête en révision contre la décision J1/13. En première instance, la section de dépôt avait rejeté la requête en restitutio in…
  • Feb 19

    T556/13 : recevabilité d'une requête non admise en première instance

    T556/13 : recevabilité d'une requête non admise en première instance
    Que peut faire une Chambre concernant la recevabilité d'un document ou d'une requête qui n'a pas été admis comme tardif en première instance ? Traditionnellement, la jurisprudence considère que la…
Rank this Week: 1096

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Feb 23

    Fossil Fuel Hero Story

    Fossil Fuel Hero Story
    David Roberts, writing on a recent bipartisan effort from State Governors to help renewable energy in the United States: People are more likely to accept a story in which they are the heroes than one in which they are the villains. In that…
  • Feb 9

    Supporting Trump Travel Ban

    Supporting Trump Travel Ban
    President Trump lost a preliminary round in the legal fight about his Muslim travel ban. I for one hope he will be able to turn this around later on. It is true that this travel ban doesn’t help securing the population of the United…
  • Jan 22

    White House Still White

    White House Still White
    President Trump has started his term a couple of days ago. And I stand corrected. A couple of my recent predictions were clearly wrong. For one, the White House has (as of now) not been repainted in black, in honor of Trump’s fossil…
Rank this Week: 506

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Burneko discusses plagiarism at SB Nation

    Burneko discusses plagiarism at SB Nation
    Albert Burneko commented on a plagiarism issue at SB Nation, in which an "unpaid" provider to SB Nation copied text from somewhere else. See if you can follow the logic, here, such as it is. This happened on one of the hundreds of websites…
  • Feb 22

    CAFC tackles "covered business method" patents in SecureAxce

    CAFC tackles "covered business method" patents in SecureAxce
    In SecureAxcess v. PNC, Judge Plager begins the majority decision:This is a patent case—the issue turns on what is acovered business method patent. Appellant Secure Axcess,LLC (“Secure Axcess”) challenges a Final…
  • Feb 22

    Seminar on “Invention Analysis and Claiming” for Chicago, DC area, New York

    Seminar on “Invention Analysis and Claiming” for Chicago, DC area, New York
    Ron Slusky is presenting a two-day “Invention Analysis and Claiming” seminar at the dates and places indicated:Chicago, March 13-14Arlington, March 22-23New York, April 3-4Complete information is available at…
Rank this Week: 663

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/
  • Feb 23

    Unauthorized Downloading and Copyright Infringement

    Unauthorized Downloading and Copyright Infringement
    Liability for copyright infringement can result when one downloads protected software without the copyright owner’s authorization.  The Ninth Circuit was recently tasked with exploring the scope and reach of copyright protection in…
  • Feb 16

    Divided Infringement – Expanding Patent Infringement Liability

    Divided Infringement – Expanding Patent Infringement Liability
    By Audrey Millemann In 2015, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals cast the net of patent infringement liability even more broadly, to cover direct infringement by “divided” (or “joint”) infringement.  Akamai…
  • Feb 9

    Northern District of California Revises Local Patent Rule

    Northern District of California Revises Local Patent Rule
    On January 17, 2017, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued revisions to its Local Patent Rules requiring early disclosure of damages-related discovery and contentions. The revised rules are effective…
Rank this Week: 631

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: 3848

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Who Controls Robert Capa's D-Day Photos?

    Who Controls Robert Capa's D-Day Photos?
    I have a film of D Day that I had copyrighted last year. My project with this film is to add some photographs that first appeared in LIFE magazine on June 19, 1944. They were taken by employee/contractor Robert Capa. These same photographs…
  • Feb 15

    Are "Alternative Facts" Protected Under Copyright Law?

    Are "Alternative Facts" Protected Under Copyright Law?
    Alternative fact:Tim Conway is Kellyanne Conway's fatherDear Rich: You have written that, "[F]acts are not protected [under copyright law] even if the author spends considerable time and effort discovering things that were…
  • Feb 6

    How Are 'Territory' and 'Publication' Defined?

    How Are 'Territory' and 'Publication' Defined?
    Dear Rich: I work as the Permissions Coordinator for my company, and we have received many agreements for use of excerpts and articles in various publications over the past few years. Now we are trying to ascertain if we are legally permitted…
Rank this Week: 1341

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 866

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Feb 23

    Trump Trademark Victory in China Sparks Ethics Question

    Trump Trademark Victory in China Sparks Ethics Question
    IPNews® - A recent Trump trademark victory in China has once again raised ethics concerns related to a Donald Trump presidency.  The Trump organization says they are simply protecting their brand from infringers. Opponents state that…
  • Feb 16

    Tesla and Adidas Tangle Over 3 Stripe Design

    Tesla and Adidas Tangle Over 3 Stripe Design
    IPNews® - Tesla’s logo for its upcoming Model 3 vehicle received a rebrand near the time that Adidas filed a notice of opposition, with some speculating Adidas’ actions caused the change in design. Adidas opposed the trademark…
  • Feb 8

    Former NFL Player Sues Under Armour For Trademark Infringement

    Former NFL Player Sues Under Armour For Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® -  Former NFL player Shawne Merriman’s company has filed a lawsuit against Under Armour claiming trademark infringement.   Under Armour recently launched a new “Curry 3 Lights Out” footwear line with…
Rank this Week: 3615

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/
  • Feb 23

    Canada v. the US: highlights from the 2016 private deal points study

    Canada v. the US: highlights from the 2016 private deal points study
    The American Bar Association recently published the 2016 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study. The study, which was authored by a group of Canadian lawyers, including several from Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, was based on a…
  • Feb 21

    Canadian M&A expected to rise in 2017

    Canadian M&A expected to rise in 2017
    Fuelled by low interest rates, strong corporate balance sheets and stable finances, 2016 was a strong year for Canadian M&A. Looking forward, Citi Canada, in association with Mergermarket, surveyed a range of Canadian dealmakers to gauge…
  • Feb 16

    Big year on the horizon for big pharma

    Big year on the horizon for big pharma
    Global M&A activity in the biopharmaceutical industry skyrocketed in 2014 and 2015, eclipsing US$200 billion in deal value each year and prompting EY to declare such elevated activity to be the “new normal” in the industry.…
Rank this Week: 1683

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

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

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

    RIP, SHA-1

    RIP, SHA-1
    Today’s cryptography news is that researchers have discovered a collision in the SHA-1 cryptographic hash function. Though long-expected, this is a notable milestone in the evolution of crypto standards. Kudos to Marc Stevens, Elie…
  • Feb 20

    Smart Contracts: Neither Smart nor Contracts?

    Smart Contracts: Neither Smart nor Contracts?
    Karen Levy has an interesting new article critiquing blockchain-based “smart contracts.”  The first part of her title, “Book-Smart, not Street-Smart,” sums up her point. Here’s a snippet: Though smart…
  • Feb 18

    Mitigating the Increasing Risks of an Insecure Internet of Thing

    Mitigating the Increasing Risks of an Insecure Internet of Thing
    The emergence and proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices on industrial, enterprise, and home networks brings with it unprecedented risk. The potential magnitude of this risk was made concrete in October 2016, when insecure…
Rank this Week: 498

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/
  • Feb 23

    Does A Retirement Plan Pass Through Probate? Part One.

    Does A Retirement Plan Pass Through Probate? Part One.
    Much like life insurance that goes to the individual named in the policy, the retirement plan goes to the individual named on the beneficiary designation in the plan document. If you don’t have a beneficiary designated or the individual…
  • Feb 6

    What Can An Attorney Do To Expedite The Probate Process?

    What Can An Attorney Do To Expedite The Probate Process?
    There are a lot of ways that an experienced attorney can speed up the probate process and make it less painful for those involved.
  • Jan 26

    Forget About The Estate Tax. Capital Gains Tax Is The New Tax To Avoid

    Forget About The Estate Tax. Capital Gains Tax Is The New Tax To Avoid
    But almost every family who engages in estate planning has assets that have appreciated in value. That means there is the potential for capital gains tax at both the federal and state level when those appreciated assets are sold.
Rank this Week: 3811

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Feb 23

    The online radicalisation of young men

    The online radicalisation of young men
    “THE CRUSADE IS COMING! RACE WAR WHITES AGAINST MUSLIMS” This message was not shouted during a UKIP meeting, a Le Pen rally, or an English Defence League demonstration. I did not read it in Breitbart News, or Infowars. I did not…
  • Feb 1

    US Border agents to start collecting social media data

    US Border agents to start collecting social media data
    EFF has publicised a report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which details a new policy by US border police in which agents ask Muslim Americans returning home for travels abroad for social media handles, but also going as…
  • Jan 23

    Book Review: The Circle by David Egger

    Book Review: The Circle by David Egger
    [SPOILERS] After languishing for more than a year in my “to read” pile, I finally got around to reading The Circle by David Eggers. This is an important, yet flawed book, and while I loved many of the concepts and loathed the…
Rank this Week: 508

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 1627

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    SABC v Via : Freedom of Expression and Copyright in SA

    SABC v Via : Freedom of Expression and Copyright in SA
    One minute read The SABC asserted a copyright infringement and contractual claim over a documentary that it had commissioned from Via and paid for, and had never aired, against Via. Via defended arguing that it had a right under freedom of…
  • Feb 20

    Nigeria's approved society of collectors still limited, for the time being

    Nigeria's approved society of collectors still limited, for the time being
    Does an exclusive licensee of copyright works [Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria Limited] have the right to exercise property rights in such works outside of and notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 17 and 39 of Copyright Act 2004,…
  • Feb 20

    Putting a price on creativity- Nigerian musos insist on their right

    Putting a price on creativity- Nigerian musos insist on their right
    The African music scene is thriving and popular artists are set to share in a projected R309 million annual earning in 2019 on digital formats alone.While artists on the continent compose lyrics to feed avid consumers, watchdogs are having to…
Rank this Week: 3342

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/
Rank this Week: 1869

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Feb 22

    Public Universities Bringing More Patent Suits and May Be Immune to IPR

    Public Universities Bringing More Patent Suits and May Be Immune to IPR
    A recent Technology Transfer Tactics article by Jesse Schwartz published on February 22, 2017 states that universities are bringing more intellectual property suits, particularly patent infringement actions, against large companies. …
  • Feb 14

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Releases 2017 International IP Index

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Releases 2017 International IP Index
    In February of 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) released its 2017 International IP Index.  (Index).  Unsurprisingly, the overall conclusion is that IP is the medicine for all that ills countries.  The 148 page Index…
  • Feb 14

    Free OxFirst Webinar--"IP Commercialization Tactics for Wealth Generation & Innovation"

    Free OxFirst Webinar--"IP Commercialization Tactics for Wealth Generation & Innovation"
    OxFirst is hosting another free webinar which, like previous events, promises to be most worthwhile. The topic is ‘IP Commercialization Tactics for Wealth Generation & Innovation’, and the event will take place on February…
Rank this Week: 1937

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 2150

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
  • Feb 22

    Copyrightability of private standards in federal regulation

    Copyrightability of private standards in federal regulation
    On February 2, 2017, a federal trial court judge in Washington, D.C. ruled, in a 55-page opinion, that private standards developing organizations (“SDOs”) do not lose their copyright or trademark protection if a federal regulation…
  • Feb 9

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof
    In the United States, a trademark owner must use their mark in commerce to maintain a federal trademark registration. This requirement is different from many other countries which do not require use of the mark to maintain registration.…
  • Jan 5

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade
    In Mars Canada Inc. v. Bemco Cash & Carry Inc., 2016 ONSC 7201 (November 18, 2016), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted Mars Canada Inc (“Mars”) summary judgment. Mars the well-known maker of inter alia, candy…
Rank this Week: 1483

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/
  • Feb 22

    Copyrightability of private standards in federal regulation

    Copyrightability of private standards in federal regulation
    On February 2, 2017, a federal trial court judge in Washington, D.C. ruled, in a 55-page opinion, that private standards developing organizations (“SDOs”) do not lose their copyright or trademark protection if a federal regulation…
  • Feb 9

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof
    In the United States, a trademark owner must use their mark in commerce to maintain a federal trademark registration. This requirement is different from many other countries which do not require use of the mark to maintain registration.…
  • Jan 5

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade
    In Mars Canada Inc. v. Bemco Cash & Carry Inc., 2016 ONSC 7201 (November 18, 2016), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted Mars Canada Inc (“Mars”) summary judgment. Mars the well-known maker of inter alia, candy…
Rank this Week: 1711

Duncan Bucknell

Duncan Bucknell

Cover intellectual property strategies for products and services.

http://duncanbucknell.com/
  • Feb 21

    Why I still help small companie

    Why I still help small companie
    Almost all of my work time is spent working for multi-billion dollar clients around the world.  So why do I still bother helping small companies and startups? Because I believe that collectively they make the greatest contribution to…
  • Feb 11

    Patents – which countries to file in?

    Patents – which countries to file in?
    List key markets in size order. Add countries where competitors will manufacture. Add other particularly important countries for logistics – eg. is there a country that everyone will have to transit through? Review and reorder the list…
  • Feb 11

    Patents – which countries to file in?

    Patents – which countries to file in?
    List key markets in size order. Add countries where competitors will manufacture. Add other particularly important countries for logistics – eg. is there a country that everyone will have to transit through? Review and reorder the list…
Rank this Week: 2342

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Feb 21

    Pat. No. 4,166,462 A

    Pat. No. 4,166,462 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas               Web and Blog EditorPatent No. 4,166,462 ASelf-propelled Shark-proof Cage Inventors: James M. Ellis Description: With me soon taking a…
  • Feb 13

    Pat. No. 1,809,593 A

    Pat. No. 1,809,593 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog EditorPatent No. 1,809,593 AFolding Ornament of Expansible TissueInventors: Henry E. Luhrs Assignee: Beistle Company  With Valentine’s Day this…
  • Feb 8

    The Failure to Preserve CRISPR-Cas9’s Patentability post Myriad and Alice

    The Failure to Preserve CRISPR-Cas9’s Patentability post Myriad and Alice
    The Failure to Preserve CRISPR-Cas9’s Patentability post Myriad and AliceBenjamin C. Tuttle The CRISPR-Cas9 system is a highly versatile genome-editing technology that is derived from bacteria. Heralded as one of the most…
Rank this Week: 2429

FPC Review

FPC Review

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

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • Feb 21

    Change ahead: Who will be the next President of the FPC?

    Change ahead: Who will be the next President of the FPC?
    The current judges of the FPC are appointed only until end of 2017 — including the President, Dieter BRAENDLE. The next general election is scheduled for later this year. The new… read more
  • Feb 16

    No more ‘shell games’: Register ban imposed ex-parte in an ownership dispute

    No more ‘shell games’: Register ban imposed ex-parte in an ownership dispute
    Case No. S2017_003 ¦ Decision of 31 January 2017 ¦ “Mesures superprovisionnelles; interdiction de transfer, suspension IPI” The background of this case is a cooperation… read more
  • Feb 3

    No ex parte ‘shot from the hip’ in an assignment action

    No ex parte ‘shot from the hip’ in an assignment action
    Case No. S2017_002 ¦ Decision of 18 January 2017 ¦ “Abweisung Massnahmebegehren; internationale Zuständigkeit, mangelnde Glaubhaftmachung, Anspruch und Gefährdung”… read more
Rank this Week: 1690

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/
  • Feb 21

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population
    Imagine this:  A client calls you.  She is semi-retired or thinking about retiring.  She is considering buying into an “adult living” community. Your client wants to downsize for her retirement years and is very…
  • Feb 14

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work
    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another…
  • Feb 7

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
Rank this Week: 1848

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/
  • Feb 21

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population
    Imagine this:  A client calls you.  She is semi-retired or thinking about retiring.  She is considering buying into an “adult living” community. Your client wants to downsize for her retirement years and is very…
  • Feb 14

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work
    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another…
  • Feb 7

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
Rank this Week: 1733

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
  • Feb 21

    adidas sues Puma over “Three-Stripe” Trademark

    adidas sues Puma over “Three-Stripe” Trademark
    The adidas “Three-Stripe” crusade rolls on, this time targeting Puma’s new four-striped soccer cleat. Interestingly, unlike the other soccer cleats …Continue reading →
  • Jan 31

    Should You Register Your Trademark?

    Should You Register Your Trademark?
    Businesses often inquire whether it’s in their best interest to register their trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office …Continue reading →
  • Jan 5

    Oregon Trademark Registration

    Oregon Trademark Registration
    Clients often inquire whether they should register their trademarks at the State or Federal level. Starting with the assumption that …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3695

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Feb 21

    What is the “single publication rule,” and why should you care?

    What is the “single publication rule,” and why should you care?
      You’ve probably heard the term statute of limitations before, and you might even know what it is — the time limit for filing a lawsuit, which is established by a state legislature or Congress, and defines the…
  • Feb 6

    Can Hackers Access Your Data by Copying Your Fingerprints?

    Can Hackers Access Your Data by Copying Your Fingerprints?
    Unlocking your iPhone using biometrics (“fingerprint”) authentication is undoubtedly convenient, but have you considered the cost—the security tradeoffs you make in exchange for that added convenience? Although privacy…
  • Oct 4

    Which Mobile Device Platform is More Secure — Android or Apple?

    Which Mobile Device Platform is More Secure — Android or Apple?
    If you tend to pay attention to trends in online and mobile device security, then this information isn’t news per se, but nevertheless, given how fast these things can change, it’s always good to follow the latest…
Rank this Week: 3116

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: 3161

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

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

    Will You, Won't You Join The Biosimilar Patent Dance?

    Will You, Won't You Join The Biosimilar Patent Dance?
    In the latest dispute surrounding the “patent dance” provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), Genentech, Inc. has filed a complaint against Amgen, Inc., alleging that after opting into the…
  • Feb 13

    Federal Circuit Finds "Consisting Of" Requires Reversing Infringement Of Shire Lialda Patent

    Federal Circuit Finds "Consisting Of" Requires Reversing Infringement Of Shire Lialda Patent
    The Federal Circuit focused on the “consisting of” language in the claims at issue when it reversed the district court’s finding that Watson’s ANDA product would infringe the only Orange Book-listed Shire Lialda…
  • Feb 6

    Court Rejects Theory Of Derivation Based On FDA Requirement

    Court Rejects Theory Of Derivation Based On FDA Requirement
    The Federal Circuit decision in Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Mylan Institutional LLC may be more interesting for what Mylan argued than for what the Federal Circuit decided. However, it could be an important decision for…
Rank this Week: 3870

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Feb 20

    Sierra Trading Post’s Photo Contest is No Bargain

    Sierra Trading Post’s Photo Contest is No Bargain
    Sierra Trading Post (STP) is a great place to pick up some bargains on outdoor goods. While you have the chance to win a $200 STP Gift Card from its photo contest, just by entering means that you may get less than you bargained for.…
  • Feb 15

    Take Copyright Alliance Survey on Internet Infringement

    Take Copyright Alliance Survey on Internet Infringement
    The Copyright Alliance is conducting a survey on how copyright owners handle infringements on the Internet, specifically with respect to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Please complete the short survey to share your…
  • Feb 12

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates TWELVE YEARS!

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates TWELVE YEARS!
    Today is the 12th Anniversary of the Photo Attorney® blog! Thank you for your continued support!  This blog is full of helpful information for the photographer’s legal needs. With hundreds of blog entries on a variety of…
Rank this Week: 2825

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Feb 20

    Sierra Trading Post’s Photo Contest is No Bargain

    Sierra Trading Post’s Photo Contest is No Bargain
    Sierra Trading Post (STP) is a great place to pick up some bargains on outdoor goods. While you have the chance to win a $200 STP Gift Card from its photo contest, just by entering means that you may get less than you bargained for.…
  • Feb 15

    Take Copyright Alliance Survey on Internet Infringement

    Take Copyright Alliance Survey on Internet Infringement
    The Copyright Alliance is conducting a survey on how copyright owners handle infringements on the Internet, specifically with respect to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Please complete the short survey to share your…
  • Feb 12

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates TWELVE YEARS!

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates TWELVE YEARS!
    Today is the 12th Anniversary of the Photo Attorney® blog! Thank you for your continued support!  This blog is full of helpful information for the photographer’s legal needs. With hundreds of blog entries on a variety of…
Rank this Week: 4562

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    Time is Scarcest Commodity of Entrepreneurship

    Time is Scarcest Commodity of Entrepreneurship
    Being an entrepreneur is one the most challenging and rewarding things I’ve done in my life. I have almost total autonomy over the type of work I do, and I get to hand-pick my clients. I get to write books, speak at conferences all over…
  • Feb 14

    No Protection for Short Phrase T-Shirt

    No Protection for Short Phrase T-Shirt
    I regularly get questions from people who sell shirts on Etsy, Café Press, or a similar website and they claim that another user is stealing their design. When I look more closely at the situation, I see all the person is selling is…
  • Feb 7

    How to have an Anonymous LLC

    How to have an Anonymous LLC
    Here’s the easy answer: You don’t. It may be impossible to own an LLC anonymously. There’s always a paper trail and financial records that eventually lead to you. Burying Your Identity in Your LLC Creating an LLC requires…
Rank this Week: 3617

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
  • Feb 20

    FEDERAL CIRCUIT KNOCKS OUT PATENTS AFTER CBM CHALLENGE

    FEDERAL CIRCUIT KNOCKS OUT PATENTS AFTER CBM CHALLENGE
    Guest Post by Jocelyn Yu, Foley & Lardner, LLP. Apple successfully invalidated three patents for failure to recite patent eligible subject matter. Apple, Inc. v. Ameranth, Inc., 2015-1792, 2015-1793 (Fed. Cir. 2016). The patents relate to…
  • Feb 12

    FDA Hits “Pause” on Regulation of LDT

    FDA Hits “Pause” on Regulation of LDT
    On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Discussion Paper on Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) (LDTs) (Discussion Paper). The Discussion Paper follows FDA’s late 2016 announcement that, contrary to the…
  • Feb 5

    More Than 25% of New Molecular Entities Approved in 2016 Are Personalized Medicine

    More Than 25% of New Molecular Entities Approved in 2016 Are Personalized Medicine
    The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) recently reported that for the third year in a row, personalized medicines accounted for more than 25% of all new molecular entities (NMEs) approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA).…
Rank this Week: 3831

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration
    This post examines the USPTO's draft Examination Guide on Incapable Informational Matter - essentially matter that is not capable of federal trademark registration because it cannot function as a trademark. The Draft Guide focused on three…
  • Nov 28

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?
    Probably not. No matter how new a formula (a.k.a. recipe) may be, if it simply comprises a combination of ingredients mixed together to form a new and unique dish, it is not likely to be copyrightable. And, once published, even if the recipe…
  • Nov 17

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?
    This is actually a trick question – the answer is, “not much”. Generally, trademarks refer to source-identifying marks used in connection with goods (products) and service marks are used for the same purpose, but in…
Rank this Week: 4061

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/
  • Feb 20

    Trends in behavioral advertising: What you need to know about cross-device tracking

    Trends in behavioral advertising: What you need to know about cross-device tracking
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a staff report (available here) on the trend to link consumers’ online behavior across multiple devices. Among other recommendations, the FTC suggests that companies not track sensitive…
  • Feb 13

    Supreme Court to consider international patent exhaustion

    Supreme Court to consider international patent exhaustion
    Four years after fully embracing international copyright exhaustion in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court has finally taken up the issue of patent exhaustion. In Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International…
  • Jan 31

    Why HIPAA Compliance Matters: How a “small” breach can yield a large fine

    Why HIPAA Compliance Matters: How a “small” breach can yield a large fine
    The new year continues as the old ended, with HIPAA enforcement actions. On Jan. 11, 2017, MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico (MAPFRE Life) entered into a Resolution Agreement with the United States Department of Health and Human…
Rank this Week: 2487

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    What opportunities and risks come with the new Top Level Domains (TLDs)?

    What opportunities and risks come with the new Top Level Domains (TLDs)?
    When ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) launched the new TLD Program, the purpose was to stimulate innovation and competition in the domain- and Internet industry and to give the possibility to own and run a top level…
  • Feb 17

    Broad Institute maintains patents to Gene Scissors in the US

    Broad Institute maintains patents to Gene Scissors in the US
    The CRISPR-Cas9 technology, the so called “gene scissors” which allow for targeted genome-editing, is subject to a patent dispute between two research teams lead by Jennifer Doudna at UC Berkeley and Emanuelle Charpentier then at…
  • Jan 31

    New UK intellectual property minister reaffirms UK commitment to the Unified Patent Court

    New UK intellectual property minister reaffirms UK commitment to the Unified Patent Court
    There is a new sheriff in town. Jo Jonson takes over from Baroness Neville Rolfe as UK Intellectual Property minister. He was appointed new minister on 11 January. Baroness Neville Rolfe has previously made some promising statements…
Rank this Week: 3897

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Feb 19

    Strategy to overcome patentable subject matter rejection

    Strategy to overcome patentable subject matter rejection
    Brief history of patentable subject matter rejections Ever since Alice/Mayo, a number of decisions have been rendered regarding patentable subject matter or 35 USC 101.  In other words, whether a claim in a patent or patent…
  • Feb 19

    Strategy to overcome patentable subject matter rejection

    Strategy to overcome patentable subject matter rejection
    Brief history of patentable subject matter rejections Ever since Alice/Mayo, a number of decisions have been rendered regarding patentable subject matter or 35 USC 101.  In other words, whether a claim in a patent or patent…
  • Feb 9

    Active inducement of infringement in physician patient relationship

    Active inducement of infringement in physician patient relationship
    Background In Eli Lilly v. Teva (Fed. Cir. 2017), the patent owner (Eli Lilly) sued Teva under a theory of active inducement of infringement.  In particular, the patent owner asserted that Teva induced others to infringe Eli…
Rank this Week: 4079

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Future of Libraries – Need First Sale for ebook

    Future of Libraries – Need First Sale for ebook
    How will libraries hold onto ebooks and other digital files like mp3s so that readers and scholars in the future can still read them?  The current state of affairs relies on license agreements with publishers who in turn license to…
  • Nov 16

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit
    Everyone who thought they were protected from copyright lawsuits based on user postings, read this and take action by December 1st. Don’t Lose Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection!   The post protect your site from copyright lawsuits…
  • Sep 25

    Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket filing

    Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket filing
    Justia has made the full docket of legal filings in the Happy Birthday case available for free online at https://dockets.justia.com/docket/california/cacdce/2:2013cv04460/564772 The post Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket…
Rank this Week: 1293

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 18

    Chief Judge Stark Grants Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment of Patent Ineligibility

    Chief Judge Stark Grants Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment of Patent Ineligibility
    By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in Intellectual Ventures I LLC et al. v. Symantec Corp. et al., C.A. No. 13-440-LPS (D.Del. February 13, 2017), the Court granted Defendants’ motion for summary judgment of…
  • Feb 10

    Judge Andrews Grants in Part Teva’s Motion to Dismiss ANDA Complaint

    Judge Andrews Grants in Part Teva’s Motion to Dismiss ANDA Complaint
    By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Richard G. Andrews in Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. v. Actavis Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 14-1381-RGA (D.Del. February 8, 2017), the Court granted defendant Teva Pharmaceuticals USA,…
  • Feb 10

    District of Delaware Announces Judge Sue Robinson’s Transition to Senior Judge

    District of Delaware Announces Judge Sue Robinson’s Transition to Senior Judge
    The United States District Court for the District of Delaware announced that, effective February 3, 2017, the Honorable Sue L. Robinson, transitioned to Senior Judge.  In the announcement, the Court also set forth certain changes to…
Rank this Week: 1395

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Feb 18

    Unified Patent Court Agreement under threat?

    Unified Patent Court Agreement under threat?
    It had to happen: the xenophobic press has noticed (courtesy of Douglas Carswell MP, the sole UKIP member in the House of Commons, who has tabled an Early Day Motion) that however hard Brexit may be it presently does not involve trashing the…
  • Jan 7

    Bulgarian radio in licensing dispute, relying on out-of-copyright music

    Bulgarian radio in licensing dispute, relying on out-of-copyright music
    Copyright spat forces Bulgaria radio to play old tunes, reports BBC News. Musicautor, the collecting society, is reported to be demanding three times as much in royalties as before - to bring it into line with other EU countries, it claims.…
  • Dec 2

    Duran Duran and reversion of copyright

    Duran Duran and reversion of copyright
    BBC News reports that the popular music combination Duran Duran have lost a claim in the High Court in which their music publishers sought to prevent them from serving notice to recover their U.S. copyright. Gloucester Place Music…
Rank this Week: 1858

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Feb 18

    What IP Australia Does Not Tell You: If You Want a Patent, You Should Hire a Patent Attorney!

    What IP Australia Does Not Tell You: If You Want a Patent, You Should Hire a Patent Attorney!
    The next time anybody asks me what they need to do to obtain a patent for something they have invented, I shall tell them just one thing: first, find yourself a patent attorney.  Not me, obviously, since I am not currently providing…
  • Feb 15

    USPTO Board Terminates CRISPR Patent Interference

    USPTO Board Terminates CRISPR Patent Interference
    On Wednesday 15 February 2017, the US Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) handed down its much-anticipated decision in the patent interference proceedings initiated by the University of California…
  • Feb 10

    Is This The Exact Day That IP Australia Turned on ‘Business Method’ Patents?

    Is This The Exact Day That IP Australia Turned on ‘Business Method’ Patents?
    On 30 October 2008, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) handed down its en banc decision in In re Bilski, affirming the rejection of patent claims directed to a method of hedging risks in commodities trading.  I have…
Rank this Week: 2644

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
Rank this Week: 3093