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Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
  • May 23

    Claims to Devices Sharing GPS Addresses Not Patent-Eligible in E.D. Texa

    Claims to Devices Sharing GPS Addresses Not Patent-Eligible in E.D. Texa
    Patent claims drawn to “entering location information into a positional information device” were held patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in Rothschild Location Technologies LLC v. Geotab USA, Inc., 6:15-cv-682-RWS-JDL…
  • May 22

    USPTO to Examiners after Enfish: Claim Can Be Patent Eligible Without Physical Element

    USPTO to Examiners after Enfish: Claim Can Be Patent Eligible Without Physical Element
    Patent applicants who have been frustrated by patent examiners who reject claims under 35 U.S.C. § 101 alleging that “software per se” is not patent-eligible will be heartened by the USPTO’s May 19, 2016, memorandum…
  • May 18

    Administering Digital Images Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit

    Administering Digital Images Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit
    The Federal Circuit has affirmed the invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 101 of patent claims drawn to “recording and administering digital images.”  TLI Communications LLC v. AV Automotive LLC, Nos. 2015-1372[, etc.] (Fed.…
Rank this Week: 3513

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 23

    Intelligent Bio-Systems, Inc. v. Illumina Cambridge Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Intelligent Bio-Systems, Inc. v. Illumina Cambridge Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    By Andrew Williams -- Have you ever mixed up the obviousness determinations of "motivation to combine" and "reasonable expectation of success"? If so, you are apparently not alone -- the Federal Circuit recently faulted the Patent Trial and…
  • May 22

    In re TLI Communications LLC Patent Litigation (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    In re TLI Communications LLC Patent Litigation (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    By Michael Borella -- This case is notable mainly because it is the first Federal Circuit decision to distinguish itself from Enfish LLC v. Microsoft Corp., and also because it is another reminder that the wall between patentable subject…
  • May 22

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    May 24-26, 2016 - EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum (Informa Life Sciences) - Brussels, Belgium May 25, 2016 - "Life Science and Section 101: USPTO New Examiner Guidelines" (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET) May 26,…
Rank this Week: 619

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3574

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 4548

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 23

    Judge Hughes and the New § 101 Dichotomy

    Judge Hughes and the New § 101 Dichotomy
    By Jason Rantanen Enfish v. Microsoft (Fed. Cir. 2016) Download Enfish Moore, Taranto, Hughes (author) In re TLI Communications Patent Litigation (Fed. Cir. 2016) Download TLI Panel: Dyk, Schall, Hughes (author) This month’s decision in…
  • May 22

    DTSA Litigation Update

    DTSA Litigation Update
    Universal Protection Services v. Thornburg et al, Docket No. 2:16-cv-00097 (N.D. Tex. May 19, 2016) In this newly filed DTSA case, Universal Protection (a company providing security guards, etc.) has sued its former employee Thornburg for…
  • May 20

    Apple v Samsung: Mooting the Injunction

    Apple v Samsung: Mooting the Injunction
    In my recent update on Supreme Court patent cases I skipped over a new Samsung v. Apple petition since one Samsung v. Apple case has already been granted a writ of certiorari.  Although both cases involve smartphone patents, they…
Rank this Week: 2052

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • May 23

    No Filtering Snapchat’s Third Party Woe

    No Filtering Snapchat’s Third Party Woe
      By Mackenzie Olson Snapchat is an app that allows users to send one another “snaps”, which are pictures that disappear after a few seconds.  Users can also add a “filter” to their pictures to alter or…
  • May 20

    Facebook Wins Trademark Case in China

    Facebook Wins Trademark Case in China
    By Kiran Jassal By now, many are aware that Facebook has taken a rather active stance when it comes to protecting its trademark. Examples include bringing infringement claims against Designbook, Lamebook, and Teachbook.  Not…
  • May 18

    Saving “Face”: Pushback against Facebook’s Facial Recognition Survives in Court

    Saving “Face”: Pushback against Facebook’s Facial Recognition Survives in Court
      By Julie Liu Facebook’s facial recognition technology has evolved to a point where it is as disturbing to many users as it is helpful. Earlier this month, the District Court for the Northern District of California denied a motion…
Rank this Week: 3119

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1739

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • May 23

    Strategic Use of Screenshots from the Wayback Machine

    Strategic Use of Screenshots from the Wayback Machine
    Internet Archive contains a vast library of screenshots of websites that its Wayback Machine captures sporadically over the course of domain names’ histories. While it doesn’t compile daily images it opens a sufficient window to…
  • May 18

    Earlier Registered Domain Names, Later Acquired Trademark

    Earlier Registered Domain Names, Later Acquired Trademark
    The Rise of Cyber-Entrepreneurs Trademarks have a long history; domain names are of recent origin. Trademarks were “invented” to “identify and distinguish [one person’s] goods . . . from those manufactured or sold by…
  • May 16

    Proving Common Law Rights Predating Domain Name Registration

    Proving Common Law Rights Predating Domain Name Registration
    The trademark rights required for standing under paragraph 4(a)(i) of the UDRP refer to both registered and unregistered rights. Complainants with registered trademarks satisfy the requirement by submitting their certificates of registration.…
Rank this Week: 3948

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • May 23

    UPC getting closer – just a ”Brexit” referendum away?

    UPC getting closer – just a ”Brexit” referendum away?
    When the UK prime minister David Cameron won the 2015 general election he, due to demands from his own Conservative MP party and other parties, promised to hold a referendum on whether Great Britain was to stay or exit the EU membership. This…
  • Apr 28

    Recruitment of Judges to the UPC during May

    Recruitment of Judges to the UPC during May
    According to the Report of the 15th Preparatory Committee meeting of the Unified Patent Court (UPC), the recruitment of Judges will start during the beginning of May. [1] The Court of First Instance will always have a multinational…
  • Apr 24

    If Plant and Page stole “Stairway to Heaven”, why wait 45 years to take action?

    If Plant and Page stole “Stairway to Heaven”, why wait 45 years to take action?
    On May 10 a trial will start in a district court in Los Angeles. A jury will decide whether Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin copied the opening chords of their classic song “Stairway to Heaven” from “Taurus”…
Rank this Week: 3861

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • May 23

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled
    In a recent Federal Court of Canada (the “FC”) decision, 2015 FC 1259, the FC dismissed an appeal by Supershuttle International, Inc. (“Supershuttle”) to overturn a decision of the Registrar of Trade-marks (the…
  • May 12

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec
    As discussed in our previous blog entry, after losing the battle in court over the requirement that businesses must add French language to English trade-marks displayed on signage outside their stores, in June 2015 the Québec…
  • May 12

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec
    As discussed in our previous blog entry, after losing the battle in court over the requirement that businesses must add French language to English trade-marks displayed on signage outside their stores, in June 2015 the Québec…
Rank this Week: 2200

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

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

    Africa is @INTA

    Africa is @INTA
    From the madness that is INTA, here is a short synopsis of Monday and Tuesday events, table topics and panels that include Africans or cover African related issues.  You can also follow the INTA through twitter on #INTA16 where you can…
  • May 13

    FridayLite by Nic Rosslee

    FridayLite by Nic Rosslee
    It’s the ten year anniversary since the most humorous moment in trade mark lawTen years ago, Guy Goma arrived at the BBC in London for an interview.Standing around, waiting to be interviewed for a position in the BBC’s IT…
  • May 13

    More on Please Call Me - Not Out of the Woods Yet (Guest Post by Graeme Gilfillan)

    More on Please Call Me - Not Out of the Woods Yet (Guest Post by Graeme Gilfillan)
    Copyright Lawyer: Graeme GilfillanReaders will recall this recent post on the recent Please Call Me con court decision which is now followed up by a guest contribution from copyright lawyer Graeme Gilfillan highlighting some key and…
Rank this Week: 3276

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Copyright & Vocals: Can An Employer Put An Employee's Voice In A Video Game?

    Copyright & Vocals: Can An Employer Put An Employee's Voice In A Video Game?
    In Lewis v. Activision Blizzard, Inc., --- Fed. Appx. ---- (December 18, 2015) dealt with the question of whether voiceover "baby murloc" recordings made by an employee of Blizzard Entertainment were "works for hire" under the Copyright…
  • May 19

    Copyright & Music: Proving Infringement With Indirect Evidence

    Copyright & Music: Proving Infringement With Indirect Evidence
    In Guzman v. Hacienda Records and Recording Studio, Inc.,  -- F.3d --- (December 14, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit had the opportunity to listen to some Tejano music.Guzman, the writer of the music and…
  • May 16

    Killer Copyright Trolls: Can't The Jane Does Of The World Make Them Pay?

    Killer Copyright Trolls: Can't The Jane Does Of The World Make Them Pay?
     If someone sues you for a copyright infringement you didn't commit and the case gets dismissed, shouldn't you get your attorneys fees?  In Killer Joe Nevada LLC v. Does 1-20, 807 F.3d 908 (8th Circuit 2015), the United States Court…
Rank this Week: 1238

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1202

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
  • May 22

    DESPITE BARRIERS, COMMUNITY SPECIALTY CLINICIANS ARE EAGER TO ADOPT PRECISION MEDICINE TOOLS

    DESPITE BARRIERS, COMMUNITY SPECIALTY CLINICIANS ARE EAGER TO ADOPT PRECISION MEDICINE TOOLS
    GUEST POST BY Vicki Albrecht, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and General Manager of ION Solutions Fueled by technological advances, scientific breakthroughs and significant financial investments, precision medicine (PM) has emerged as a…
  • May 6

    USPTO RELEASES PATENT ELIGIBILITY UPDATE

    USPTO RELEASES PATENT ELIGIBILITY UPDATE
    On May 4, 2016, the USPTO released a “May 2016 Subject Matter Eligibility Update” (“Update”) providing guidance to patent examiners on formulating a subject matter eligibility rejection and evaluating an…
  • Apr 10

    ANOTHER DIAGNOSTIC PATENT FALLS UNDER 101

    ANOTHER DIAGNOSTIC PATENT FALLS UNDER 101
    In Genetic Techs Ltd v Merial LLC (Fed. Cir., April 8, 2016), the Federal Circuit invalidated yet another diagnostic patent for failing to satisfy 35 U.S.C. § 101 on the ground that the claims recite nothing more than a law of nature.…
Rank this Week: 3727

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • May 22

    Amendments and additions to protective letters in Switzerland

    Amendments and additions to protective letters in Switzerland
    Swiss procedural law foresees the possibility to file a protective letter if someone believes it will be confronted with a request for ex-parte interim measures without being heard. The corresponding provision of the Swiss Civil Procedure…
  • May 20

    Wyeth taken by Carr to winning position in vaccine battle

    Wyeth taken by Carr to winning position in vaccine battle
    by Rachel Mumby Bexsero, the Meningitis B vaccine marketed by GSK, has been the subject of many newspaper headlines in the UK over the last year, with parents seeking to persuade the UK Government to offer the vaccine to all children under…
  • May 17

    Barcelona Court of Appeal seeks to clarify scope of “product-by-process” claim

    Barcelona Court of Appeal seeks to clarify scope of “product-by-process” claim
    In a recent judgment of 2 February 2016, the Barcelona Court of Appeal (Section 15) was called on to interpret the scope of protection of what are known as “product-by-process” claims. One of the issues discussed by the parties…
Rank this Week: 861

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • May 22

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!
    I’ve been reticent to add Hearsay Culture to ad-based content providers (because they place advertisements in and around the show). Nonetheless, in the interest of reaching the widest possible audience under current budget circumstances…
  • May 21

    Show # 252 — Ben Peters on the history of the failed Soviet Internet — posted

    Show # 252 — Ben Peters on the history of the failed Soviet Internet — posted
    Get ready for one of my common (but not yet patented — too abstract?) barrages of new shows over the next few days. That’s what weekends are for — catching up on Hearsay Culture postings! So,to quote XTC —…
  • Apr 10

    Show # 251 — Dave King, of The Bad Plus and Rational Funk — posted

    Show # 251 — Dave King, of The Bad Plus and Rational Funk — posted
    I’m posting this show on a Sunday night, with The Jazztet’s Another Git Together (Mercury SR-60737, 1962), playing on my turntable. This is an appropriate background — although, as my guest points out in this interview,…
Rank this Week: 588

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: 3463

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • May 22

    Are Patent Attorneys Really to Blame for Overly Broad Claims?

    Are Patent Attorneys Really to Blame for Overly Broad Claims?
    Last week Eric Sutton, who is Senior Patent Counsel at Oracle Corporation, published an open letter to the patent attorney profession on the IP Watchdog blog.  In short, he accused us – and particularly those of us who practise in…
  • May 15

    Patentable Subject Matter Continues to Confound in the US Despite Hopeful Sign

    Patentable Subject Matter Continues to Confound in the US Despite Hopeful Sign
    The past couple of weeks have brought some slightly brighter news for innovators in life sciences and software fields seeking patent protection in the United States.  First, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an update to…
  • May 8

    A Conversation With IP Australia’s Chief Economist, Part I

    A Conversation With IP Australia’s Chief Economist, Part I
    I have written previously about what I have called the growth profession of ‘IP Economist’, including the trend in recent years for IP administration authorities to develop an in-house capacity for economic analysis.  IP…
Rank this Week: 2704

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

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

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • May 20

    Monkey Business at the Ninth CircuitThe Monkey Selfie Strikes Back

    Monkey Business at the Ninth CircuitThe Monkey Selfie Strikes Back
    I previously blogged about my favorite copyright dispute of all time, the infamous Monkey Selfie, here and here.  As  a quick refresher, British photographer David Slater traveled to Indonesia to photograph macaque monkeys.  He…
  • Nov 13

    Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité

    Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité
    Nous sommes tous Parisiens. The post Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité appeared first on Shades of Gray.
  • Oct 8

    Take a Deep BreathNinth Circuit Affirms Yoga Sequence Uncopyrightable

    Take a Deep BreathNinth Circuit Affirms Yoga Sequence Uncopyrightable
    This morning, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling in the Bikram yoga case, affirming that a yoga sequence is an uncopyrightable system or method. The plaintiff had obtained a copyright registration for a book in which…
Rank this Week: 4493

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • May 20

    More Tips for the Traveling Musician

    More Tips for the Traveling Musician
    A few months back, we wrote of the challenges of traveling with a musical instrument. Since then, we received a request to publish a guest blog post, which, as you may imagine, had a commercial motivation: you see, the Flight Case Company, an…
  • May 12

    Judge Denies Summary Judgment and Sends “Stairway to Heaven” Suit to Trial

    Judge Denies Summary Judgment and Sends “Stairway to Heaven” Suit to Trial
    I’m not a judge. And I don’t play one on TV. And despite what I believed was a strong memorandum in support of summary judgment, District Judge Klausner denied the defendants’ motion and set the case for trial. Recall that…
  • Apr 28

    I’m Back – And “Stairway to Heaven” Is Too

    I’m Back – And “Stairway to Heaven” Is Too
    I’ve been on Blog Sabbatical for a few months, but I’m back and jazzed to talk about that Stairway to Heaven copyright infringement lawsuit. You remember, Randy (“California”) Wolfe’s trustee sued Led Zeppelin,…
Rank this Week: 1419

nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • May 20

    Medical Mistakes: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

    Medical Mistakes: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.
    In May of 2015, Deborah Craven underwent surgery to have a mass removed from her eighth rib. According to a statement filed by Yale-New Haven hospital with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the incorrect rib, however, was removed.…
  • Apr 19

    When Birth Control Pills Fail to Prevent Pregnancy

    When Birth Control Pills Fail to Prevent Pregnancy
    Of the 177 women who took contraceptive pills made by the manufacturers of Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, 113 still got pregnant with 94 of these women deciding to deliver their child. Qualitest and its manufacturers committed the mistake of…
  • Dec 26

    Controversial Anti-Terror Law May Be Passed Soon in China

    Controversial Anti-Terror Law May Be Passed Soon in China
    Controversial anti-terrorism law in China may be passed into fruition within the month, a report from Reuters says. U.S. President Barack Obama has raised concern over this matter himself with Chinese Presiden, Xi Jinping as the proposed law…
Rank this Week: 2477

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 920

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • May 20

    PTAB names Medtronic CardioVascular Chief Patent Counsel as new PTAB Chief

    PTAB names Medtronic CardioVascular Chief Patent Counsel as new PTAB Chief
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced the appointment of David P. Ruschke as the next Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Ruschke will begin his new role at USPTO headquarters in…
  • May 5

    New Post Grant Rules Become Effective, No Changes to Motions to Amend

    New Post Grant Rules Become Effective, No Changes to Motions to Amend
    On April 1, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published final rules in the Federal Register that relate to post grant proceedings. These new final rules went into effect on May 2, 2016, and amend the existing PTAB trial…
  • May 4

    Congress passes Defend Trade Secrets Act by overwhelming margin

    Congress passes Defend Trade Secrets Act by overwhelming margin
    On April 27, 2016, the United States House of Representatives passed S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), by a vote of 410-2. Only Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) voted against the bill.…
Rank this Week: 4527

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    Design patents at the Supreme Court: A picture is worth…

    Design patents at the Supreme Court: A picture is worth…
    D 593,087   FOUR HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS…Or maybe the three pictures on this page are worth that much?                                    …
  • May 19

    Lori Drew and you

    Lori Drew and you
    Originally posted 2008-11-30 13:48:34. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWe’ve written a sort of roundup touching on some of the issues implicated by the Lori Drew “MySpace suicide” prosecution and verdict over at the Media…
  • May 19

    When Will The Law Catch Up To Self-Driving Cars? [Infographic]

    When Will The Law Catch Up To Self-Driving Cars? [Infographic]
    Self-driving cars seem like a good idea- you can concentrate on other things, they take human error out of the equation, and they appear to be much safer. But are they even legal? There are many places throughout the United States where there…
Rank this Week: 2479

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 1464

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • May 20

    TWiL 346: Red Flagged as Sith

    TWiL 346: Red Flagged as Sith
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes USPTO, The Slants, Redskins, and trademarking offensive names, revenge porn creep Kevin Bollaert's appeal, Redigi, digital files and the First Sale doctrine, the 'Defend Trade Secrets…
  • May 13

    TWiL 345: Fax It To Twitter

    TWiL 345: Fax It To Twitter
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guest: Alexander Davie, Erik J. Heels Title III Equity Crowdfunding, Avengers' law and policy, Twitter's trademark policy, Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (UUDRP), data driven startups, why you…
  • May 6

    TWiL 344: TlhIngan Konami Ngoq DMCA

    TWiL 344: TlhIngan Konami Ngoq DMCA
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Marc J. Randazza Paramount v. Axanar and a legal brief written in Klingon, Political Campaigns and music licensing, Lenz v. Universal and discouraging abuse of the DMCA takedown…
Rank this Week: 2572

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 4461

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3996

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • May 20

    No Such Thing as Unintentionally Giving Up a Copyright Termination Right

    No Such Thing as Unintentionally Giving Up a Copyright Termination Right
    Albert Brumley wrote the gospel song, “I’ll Fly Away,” in the late 1920’s.  The music publishing company he sold his song to registered the copyright in 1932.  Albert later purchased the music publishing…
  • May 6

    Circuit Split on Video Privacy Protection for Smart Device Free App User

    Circuit Split on Video Privacy Protection for Smart Device Free App User
    Alexander Yershov sued Gannett, owner of USA Today, for Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) violations.  Yershov alleged that the USA Today Mobile App he downloaded and installed on his Android device collected and sent his personally…
  • Apr 29

    Independent Contractor Content Providers Ruled DMCA Safe Harbor User

    Independent Contractor Content Providers Ruled DMCA Safe Harbor User
    BWP Media owns the rights to a number of celebrity photographs.  BWP sued Clarity Digital Group (n/k/a/ AXS) for copyright infringement when 75 of BWP’s photos appeared without BWP’s permission on Examiner.com, a website…
Rank this Week: 2820

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • May 19

    EU General Court Approves Commission Power Grab

    EU General Court Approves Commission Power Grab
    The Third Chamber of the General Court of the European Union has ruled on the action Germany brought against the Commission power grab. They agree with the Commission view that the 2012 version German feed-in tariff is “State…
  • Apr 27

    OPEC Doesn’t Work, Time For OCIC

    OPEC Doesn’t Work, Time For OCIC
    That would be “Oil Importing and Consuming Countries”. The German newspaper Die Welt reports on how OPEC has failed to put an effective ceiling on oil production for the last couple of years. That’s bad news for the climate.…
  • Apr 22

    Member of European Parliament Antanas Gouga on Bitcoin

    Member of European Parliament Antanas Gouga on Bitcoin
    Antanas Gouga is elected from Lithuania and has founded multiple companies. He appeals to his colleagues to learn more about Bitcoin (always a good idea). He also notes that Bitcoin is still very small, so there is no urgent need for…
Rank this Week: 2205

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

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

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • May 19

    Dr. Joel Gregory to be speaker at the annual Davidson Foundation meeting

    Dr. Joel Gregory to be speaker at the annual Davidson Foundation meeting
    Dr. Joel Gregory, Professor of Preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Seminary , will be the speaker at the annual spring meeting of the Davidson Foundation held at the Josephine Davidson Memorial Chapel in the pine-clad…
  • May 19

    EDTX transfers Google case to NDCA

    EDTX transfers Google case to NDCA
    Judge Payne recently granted a motion to transfer a patent case originally brought against eleven defendants (four appear to have been dismissed) including Google from Marshall to the Northern District of California. The motion was by Google,…
  • May 19

    Unsealing

    Unsealing
    I recently posted on a local case where the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) had been granted leave to intervene in a pending case to challenge the filing of certain document under seal. Yesterday Judge Caroline Craven granted EFF's…
Rank this Week: 670

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 3720

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/
  • May 19

    Looking outward for opportunity: China’s M&A activity swells amidst economic downturn

    Looking outward for opportunity: China’s M&A activity swells amidst economic downturn
    On January 27, 2016, we posted a blog entry on China’s economic outlook. At that time, newly released figures showed that China’s GDP had fallen below the Chinese government’s target of 7% in the final two quarters of 2015.…
  • May 17

    A buzz of M&A activity in the power industry

    A buzz of M&A activity in the power industry
    The power and utilities industry has seen a surge of M&A activity in the first quarter of 2016, according to a recent PWC report. The following highlights reflect an overall positive start to the year for the power and utilities sector:…
  • May 12

    Mixed start to the year for the forest, paper and packaging industry

    Mixed start to the year for the forest, paper and packaging industry
    M&A activity in the global Forest, Paper and Packaging (FPP) industry took a dip in the first quarter of 2016 according to a recently released report (the Report) by Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC). PwC put the decrease of deal activity into…
Rank this Week: 1224

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2926

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/
  • May 19

    Spot the Differences in These Nominative Fair Use Test

    Spot the Differences in These Nominative Fair Use Test
    Here is the first factor from the Ninth Circuit nominative fair use test, courtesy of the New Kids on the Block case: First, the product or service in question must be one not readily identifiable without use of the trademark; Here’s…
  • May 18

    Text of Second Circuit Nominative Fair Use Case (IISSCC v SU)

    Text of Second Circuit Nominative Fair Use Case (IISSCC v SU)
    Introducing the 2d Circuit Nominative Fair Use Test: 1. Whether plaintiff’s mark is necessary to describe both the plaintiff’s and defendant’s products, “that is, whether the product or service is not readily…
  • May 10

    From The Denied UDRP File

    From The Denied UDRP File
    Somewhat vague explanation re choice of https://t.co/P88eidPYdP 'just plausible enough' to avoid bad faith https://t.co/HVFefwzqEJ — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) May 10, 2016 AQUAQUEEN.ROThis is properly a trademark dispute in Romania…
Rank this Week: 2545

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/
Rank this Week: 2628

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3113

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • May 19

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda has got herself into a bit of a pickle after a tweet on World Intellectual Property Day saying that she was “trying to read Anne Frank’s Diary” but couldn’t because of the EU copyright term.…
  • May 9

    Copyright Education and Awareness Symposium

    Copyright Education and Awareness Symposium
    One of the symposium panellists From 1709 Blog friend Nic Fearon-Low (UK Intellectual Property Office) comes the news of a forthcoming event that looks fairly interesting.Here's what Nic writes:"What would bring together representatives…
  • May 4

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    Maurice Ravel in 1925There were a myriad of reports that almost 90 years after it was first performed in Paris, the copyright in Maurice Ravel's "Bolero" expired on May 1st. Ravel died in 1937.  Written in 1928 and performed on November…
Rank this Week: 1668

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • May 19

    Which Is More Important: Family Values & History or Financial Assets?

    Which Is More Important: Family Values & History or Financial Assets?
    When talking about families and inheritance, studies show that while financial assets are important, family values and family history take the driver’s seat.
  • May 10

    Why Estate Planning Is Also For Young Adult

    Why Estate Planning Is Also For Young Adult
    The young often think of themselves as invincible in the sense that in their protected world, nothing bad can happen to them, especially with their parents around.
  • Apr 29

    What You Need to Know About Asset Protection Planning

    What You Need to Know About Asset Protection Planning
    Asset protection planning, no matter what anyone tells you, was never meant to be a tax avoidance tactic. Asset protection planning is a legal option for planning your wealth in advance of a claim or the threat of a claim.
Rank this Week: 3646

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • May 19

    Fundstück des Tages: tavaramerkkilaki

    Fundstück des Tages: tavaramerkkilaki
    …falls Sie schon immer mal wissen wollten, was MarkenG auf finnisch heißt.
  • Feb 8

    IP|Rezension: Fezer, Handbuch der Markenpraxi

    IP|Rezension: Fezer, Handbuch der Markenpraxi
    Auch wenn es sich bei dem aktuellen „Handbuch der Markenpraxis“ schon um die 3. Auflage handelt: Mir war der Titel bislang unbekannt. Damit habe ich offenbar einiges verpasst. Schon oft sind Bücher mit dem Ziel angetreten,…
  • Dec 23

    IP|Rezension: Heid, Die Haftung bei Urheberrechtsverletzungen im Netz

    IP|Rezension: Heid, Die Haftung bei Urheberrechtsverletzungen im Netz
    Hier ein kurzer Hinweis auf die Dissertation der Kollegin Heid, die schon 2013 erschienen ist. Manches ist daher nicht mehr ganz aktuell. Insgesamt aber ist es ein lesenswertes Buch, um die komplexe Haftungsstruktur des Rechtsgebiets…
Rank this Week: 1350

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
  • May 19

    No more “Stoererhaftung”?

    No more “Stoererhaftung”?
    What was for a long time associated with high liability risks and warning letters from lawyers, will now be made easier by the German government: Free wifi-hotspots.  The German government has decided to modify the so called…
  • May 12

    Patrick Breyer v Federal Republic of Germany: Dynamic IP addresses = Personal Data? And Is German Data Protection Law too Restrictive?

    Patrick Breyer v Federal Republic of Germany: Dynamic IP addresses = Personal Data? And Is German Data Protection Law too Restrictive?
    Today, Attorney General Campos Sánchez-Bordona has delivered his Opinion in the Patrick Breyer v Federal Republic of Germany case before the ECJ (C-582/14; you can find the Opinion here in just about any language except English)). We…
  • May 11

    Add-on Modules: “Derivative Work” despite Separate Distribution

    Add-on Modules: “Derivative Work” despite Separate Distribution
    If your add-on modules are dynamically loaded into GPL-licensed software at runtime, you’ll have to license your modules under the GPL’s terms, when you distribute them along with the GPL-licensed software. While this is a…
Rank this Week: 3198

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • May 19

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule
    You may have heard about new overtime rules from the Department of Labor. It’s not all about bathroom laws. Michael Kelsheimer, author of the Employer Handbook, broke down the new rules in Federal Changes to Overtime Exemptions…
  • May 6

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
    My colleagues Michael Kelsheimer (author of the monthly Employer Handbook blog), intellectual property lawyer David Lisch and I put together a client alert on the new Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 law. You can download the…
  • Apr 29

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability
    If you watched the first round of the NFL Draft, the big story was the sliding of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil out of the top five to number 13. As the draft was unfolding, someone released a video of him smoking marijuana through…
Rank this Week: 3512

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • May 19

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule
    You may have heard about new overtime rules from the Department of Labor. It’s not all about bathroom laws. Michael Kelsheimer, author of the Employer Handbook, broke down the new rules in Federal Changes to Overtime Exemptions…
  • May 6

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
    My colleagues Michael Kelsheimer (author of the monthly Employer Handbook blog), intellectual property lawyer David Lisch and I put together a client alert on the new Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 law. You can download the…
  • Apr 29

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability
    If you watched the first round of the NFL Draft, the big story was the sliding of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil out of the top five to number 13. As the draft was unfolding, someone released a video of him smoking marijuana through…
Rank this Week: 3872

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
Rank this Week: 432

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • May 18

    Topics Announced for Case Studies Pilot

    Topics Announced for Case Studies Pilot
    Guest blog by Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality Valencia Martin Wallace In December 2015, the USPTO published a Federal Register Notice inviting the public to submit patent-quality related topics to be the subjects of case studies in…
  • May 17

    USPTO Regional Offices Forge Ahead in 2016

    USPTO Regional Offices Forge Ahead in 2016
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee USPTO regional offices support our core mission of fostering American innovation and competitiveness by offering services to…
  • May 13

    Protecting U.S. Trade Secret

    Protecting U.S. Trade Secret
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Innovators of all types, from independent inventors to large corporations, rely on trade secrets to safeguard their creativity, gain…
Rank this Week: 4059