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Title 17: The S(c)ite For…

Title 17: The S(c)ite For Copyright Law

Provides analysis, learn­ing and discussion relating to copyright law. By Paul Fakler.

http://title17.net/
  • Mar 6

    The Metaphysics of Music Copyright Infringement Litigation

    The Metaphysics of Music Copyright Infringement Litigation
    I was interviewed and quoted in a recent BuzzFeed article on copyright litigation related to musical compositions.  The article discusses the basics of infringement claims and defenses, as well as examples both new and old of…
  • Oct 28

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate
    The New York Office of Arent Fox LLP is seeking a 3rd – 5th year copyright / trademark litigation associate for its intellectual property practice group. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in copyright litigation and…
  • Mar 19

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power
    As I noted in my earlier post, the public version of Judge Cote’s decision in the ASCAP / Pandora rate court proceeding was released today.  It is a remarkable and comprehensive 136-page opinion, thoroughly rejecting all of…
Rank this Week: 386

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's…

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's Notebook has moved to WordPress at http://patentlibrarian.com/.
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
Rank this Week: 588

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 444

Infringement Nation

Infringement Nation

Focuses on copyright, trademark, patent and business disputes. By One LLP.

http://onellp.com/blog/
  • Dec 23

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed
    Jay Z escapes copyright lawsuit.
  • Jun 21

    Software Patents Survive

    Software Patents Survive
    The Federal Circuit issued a significant decision curtailing the power of district courts to dismiss patent lawsuits at the Rule 12 stage on the basis that the claimed subject matter falls outside Section 101’s categories of…
  • Jun 18

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On
    Levis and Abercrombie have had a long-running battle over the stitching of their jeans.
Rank this Week: 539

Small Business IP Protection and…

Small Business IP Protection and Management

Covers the intellectual property needs of individuals and small- to medium-sized companies. By J. Douglas Miller.

http://jdmesq.typepad.com/small_business_intellectu/
  • Apr 10

    Inventors Eye - independent inventor publication

    Inventors Eye - independent inventor publication
    The Inventors Eye is a publication of the USPTO for the independent inventor community. To view the latest issue, please click here. Of note in this edition, is a tutorial on the new first-inventor-to-file laws which includes links to…
  • May 25

    USPTO Ombudsman Teleconference - focusing on pro se applicant

    USPTO Ombudsman Teleconference - focusing on pro se applicant
    Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 Time: 2 PM to 3 PM From the USPTO:
  • Jan 3

    Donald R. Fraser 1927-2010

    Donald R. Fraser 1927-2010
    It is with a sense of deep sadness that we must report that our partner, mentor, colleague and friend, Donald R. Fraser, passed away on December 28, 2010 in Ft. Myers, Florida after a brief illness. He was 83 years old.Don Fraser had a…
Rank this Week: 548

Patentably Defined

Patentably Defined

Covers patent prosecution strategies and techniques. By Michael E. Kondoudis.

http://patentablydefined.com
  • Mar 26

    Announcing Our New Website and Home on the Web!

    Announcing Our New Website and Home on the Web!
    I am very happy to announce our firm’s new home on the web, www.mekpatentlaw.com. By constructing an entirely new website and migrating to our new domain, we’ve been able to enhance the user experience by improving navigation and…
  • Jan 31

    The Nonobviousness of “Simple” Invention

    The Nonobviousness of “Simple” Invention
    As regular readers of this blog know, I advocate using the USPTO’s Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) as primary authority during prosecution.  This is by no means a per se rule, however.  There are times when I find…
  • Oct 22

    A Strategy To Speed Up The Prosecution Of Older Case

    A Strategy To Speed Up The Prosecution Of Older Case
    The USPTO’s Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) includes many interesting but somewhat obscure provisions.  One of the more useful examples of these provisions is § 707.02.  Section 707.02 of the MPEP essentially imparts…
Rank this Week: 568

AS-IS: Ecommerce, Internet,…

AS-IS: Ecommerce, Internet, Software & Technology Law and Contracts

Comments on technology deals and companies. By Harry Boadwee.

http://boadweelaw.com/blog
  • Aug 2

    New Importance of Design Patent

    New Importance of Design Patent
    Follow the link for an article on the startling new importance of design patents.  Design patents were formerly something of a backwater of patent law, but, as the article explains, a 125-year-old “sleeper” provision in the law could…
  • Jun 15

    How to Protect Long-Term Investments in Operational Contracts (Full Article)

    How to Protect Long-Term Investments in Operational Contracts (Full Article)
    Consider one of the most difficult issues you’ll ever encounter when negotiating a contract: one party must make a large, long-term investment for the deal to work, but won’t sign the contract unless its investment (and its return on the…
  • Jan 3

    10 Tips for Bringing Your Business to the Web

    10 Tips for Bringing Your Business to the Web
    Starting up a business, or entering a new market channel, is never easy.  Starting a business on the World Wide Web (the web), or moving an existing “offline” business there, requires not only effort and risk, but also demands new…
Rank this Week: 479

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
Rank this Week: 358

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT…

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

Reporting on news that affects copyright law, patents, trademarks, intellectual property, fraud and identity theft in the U.S. and abroad. Published by the editors and writers of ResearchCopyright.com

http://researchcopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective
    By Enrico SchaeferFew legal principles inspire more confusion than copyright law. Our copyright lawyers often spend as much time educating our clients as we do digging into their specific legal issues. Copyright law, like other intellectual…
  • Jul 17

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?
    By Stephen BrowneSearching Google Images is a great way to locate very targeted photos, artwork, drawings, logos, banners, and just about any other type of graphical image you can imagine.With Google's Advanced Image Search feature, anyone…
  • Jul 17

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book
    By Steven ChabotteWhen seeking US published works in the public domain, there is a gray area from 1923 to 1963 where the book may or may not be in the public domain.
Rank this Week: 590

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    KidVid Reports Moving to LMS

    KidVid Reports Moving to LMS
    Starting March 31, Form 398 will be filed through the Licensing and Management System portal Attention, all you Class A and commercial TV licensees. The Commission has announced that the next time you go to file a quarterly Children’s…
  • Feb 5

    Is Wi-Fi in Danger?

    Is Wi-Fi in Danger?
    Upcoming tests seek to predict whether Wi-Fi can survive cell companies’ using its frequency bands. (Like it says in that disclaimer over to the right, this post reflects the opinions of its author – not his law firm, its other…
  • Feb 5

    Telecom Tickler 2016 – CPNI Certifications Due By March 1

    Telecom Tickler 2016 – CPNI Certifications Due By March 1
    It’s that time of year again – time for our annual reminder to most (but not necessarily all) telecommunications carriers and interconnected VoIP providers that your CPNI certifications are due by March 1, 2016. As described by…
Rank this Week: 3250

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Feb 9

    WYWH: Knoedler Trial Uncut (Week 2)

    WYWH: Knoedler Trial Uncut (Week 2)
    By Center for Art Law Staff Another exciting and riveting week has passed in Courtroom 318, where District Judge Paul Gardephe is presiding over the trial in the case brought by Domenico and Eleanor De Sole against Ann Freedman, Knoedler…
  • Feb 4

    U.S. Museums May Serve As Safe Havens to protect ISIS-Looted Antiquities from Destruction

    U.S. Museums May Serve As Safe Havens to protect ISIS-Looted Antiquities from Destruction
      by Elizabeth Weber, Esq. Following the destruction and looting of culturally significant works in war-torn areas, the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) issued a number of protocols to safeguard these artifacts by granting them…
  • Feb 1

    WYWH: Knoedler Trial Uncut (Week 1)

    WYWH: Knoedler Trial Uncut (Week 1)
    After the “public closing” (words used by Melissa De Medeiros, a former Knoedler employee in her testimony on January 27) of the venerable Knoedler Gallery (the “Gallery”) in November 2011, rumors spread that the…
Rank this Week: 4556

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1292

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 9

    Protecting Your Inherited Wealth in Wisconsin

    Protecting Your Inherited Wealth in Wisconsin
    Estate planning is an essential tool to ensure your money and other assets are transferred pursuant to your wishes upon your death. If you are bequeathing money to a loved one in your will, it is important to keep in mind that large sums of…
  • Jan 25

    Why You Should Name a Retirement Trust as Beneficiary

    Why You Should Name a Retirement Trust as Beneficiary
    Naming the right beneficiary is critical. Most people want to continue the tax-deferred growth for as long as possible, paying the least amount in income taxes. This is called “stretching out” the account. Distributions after you…
  • Jan 16

    How To Avoid Probate Court

    How To Avoid Probate Court
    Most of our clients want to avoid probate because it has a reputation for being expensive, time consuming, stressful - and public, meaning anyone anywhere can see who got what and how to contact them. Beneficiaries may become victims to nosey…
Rank this Week: 3673

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

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

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Feb 9

    2016 Presidential Election and the Future of Net Neutrality

    2016 Presidential Election and the Future of Net Neutrality
    There are many hot-button issues being discussed in the series of presidential debates, as Americans are concerned about who is going to shape the future of the country. One issue, in particular, is that the next president will have a…
  • Feb 9

    Proposed Cell Phone Security Legislation Might Put You at Risk

    Proposed Cell Phone Security Legislation Might Put You at Risk
    Cell phone security raises various issues in the tech and legal world. On one hand, police officers and other law enforcement organizations would like to be able to access the data on cell phones belonging to criminals or victims if the cell…
  • Feb 5

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership: will the exportation of our intellectual property regime help or hinder global innovation?

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership: will the exportation of our intellectual property regime help or hinder global innovation?
    Without a doubt, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) is a very big deal. It is arguably “one of the most ambitious free trade agreements ever signed.” The TPP is a pact amongst twelve counties that aims to deepen…
Rank this Week: 849

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Feb 9

    Not Mormon®, But Still Mormon

    Not Mormon®, But Still Mormon
    Who is a Mormon? This is a fundamental question of self-identity, religion, and even Wikipedia. One would think, however, that that answer would not be found in trademark law. Intellectual Reserve, Inc. (IRI), which owns and manages the…
  • Feb 8

    The Battle for the Web: Five Years After Egypt's #Jan25 Uprising

    The Battle for the Web: Five Years After Egypt's #Jan25 Uprising
    Behind the Western-supported government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s lies a troubling trend threatening free speech in Egypt. CPJ’s latest figures list Egypt as the second highest jailer of journalists, second only to…
  • Feb 5

    Funcionarios de comercio firmaron el TPP, pero depende de los legisladores el rechazarlo

    Funcionarios de comercio firmaron el TPP, pero depende de los legisladores el rechazarlo
    Altos funcionarios de los países que participan del Tratado Trans-Pacífico (TPP en inglés) se han convocado en Nueva Zelanda esta semana para firmar el acuerdo final. Pero en realidad esta ceremonia es simplemente una…
Rank this Week: 2446

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Feb 9

    Lumen View Technology, LLC. v. Findthebest.com, INC., No. 2015-1275, 1325 (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Lumen View Technology, LLC. v. Findthebest.com, INC., No. 2015-1275, 1325 (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Written By: David Youngkin Recently the Federal Circuit in Lumen View Technology LLC v. Findthebest.com, Inc. upheld the district courts finding of exceptionality.  However, the Federal Circuit found it was improper to double the…
  • Jan 12

    Belden Inc., v. Berk-Tek LLC., No. 2014-1575, -1576 (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Belden Inc., v. Berk-Tek LLC., No. 2014-1575, -1576 (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    Written by: Justin Blaufeld Belden and Berk-Tek compete in making and selling telecommunications cable and cabling systems. In 2012, Berk-Tek's predecessor (Nexans, Inc.) petitioned for inter partes review of Belden's U.S. Patent No.…
  • Jan 8

    Patent No. U.S. 9,126,487 B2

    Patent No. U.S. 9,126,487 B2
    Written By: Roland Casillas, Web and Blog Editor Patent No. U.S. 9,126,487 B2   Hoverboard which Generates Magnetic lift to Carry a Person   Inventors: D. Gregory Henderson, Shauna Moran, Mitchell Dougherty, Victor…
Rank this Week: 1518

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
Rank this Week: 3748

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 9

    All aboard? Possible changes to country of origin food labeling in Australia

    All aboard? Possible changes to country of origin food labeling in Australia
    The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) is currently calling for submissions from food industry stakeholders in response to a consultation paper which has the potential to change significantly the framework governing food…
  • Feb 9

    EU trade mark law reform

    EU trade mark law reform
    10 things to know As we previously reported in January 2016, the European Commission decided in 2008 that a review of the functioning of the trade mark system in Europe was required in order to further harmonise the national laws of Member…
  • Jan 28

    When are shapes sufficiently distinctive to function as trade marks?

    When are shapes sufficiently distinctive to function as trade marks?
    Two High Court decisions in the UK last week highlight that it is not always easy to register and enforce shape trade marks even when the shapes themselves are iconic and recognisable by the public. The consumer’s perception of the…
Rank this Week: 1996

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Cloud Computing Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Cloud Computing Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    The magistrate judge recommended granting in part defendants' motion to dismiss because certain asserted claims of plaintiff’s cloud computing patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward…
  • Feb 9

    Website Digital Labelling Patents Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Website Digital Labelling Patents Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    The magistrate judge recommended denying defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's website digital labelling patents were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims were not directed toward an…
  • Feb 8

    NPE Plaintiff’s Communications With Inventors Prior to Acquiring Patent Rights Not Subject to Common Interest Privilege

    NPE Plaintiff’s Communications With Inventors Prior to Acquiring Patent Rights Not Subject to Common Interest Privilege
    The court granted defendant's motion to compel communications between an NPE plaintiff and its counsel that plaintiff disclosed to the named inventors before plaintiff acquired the exclusive option to purchase the patent-in-suit and rejected…
Rank this Week: 696

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Feb 9

    Patent Reform at all Costs: Desperate reformer resorts to lie

    Patent Reform at all Costs: Desperate reformer resorts to lie
    It is pure nonsense to say that opponents of patent reform never offer specifics, cite or discuss textual language of the bills. Utter fiction and complete fantasy. Frankly, Lee's claims are as comical and insulting as they seem to be…
  • Feb 9

    One-fifth of all IPR petitions denied institution according to 2015 PTAB report

    One-fifth of all IPR petitions denied institution according to 2015 PTAB report
    One major takeaway from this PTAB trends report is that, despite claims of high rates of patent invalidation, the reality is that many patents escape the PTAB petitioning process unscathed. To be fair, 18 percent of all PTAB trials lead to an…
  • Feb 8

    Why Trump’s love of eminent domain should concern patent owner

    Why Trump’s love of eminent domain should concern patent owner
    Donald Trump argued at the New Hampshire debate that our nation’s infrastructure would not happen without eminent domain. While economic development as a justification for eminent domain has been severely criticized, there does not seem…
Rank this Week: 4324

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Patent Reform at all Costs: Desperate reformer resorts to lie

    Patent Reform at all Costs: Desperate reformer resorts to lie
    It is pure nonsense to say that opponents of patent reform never offer specifics, cite or discuss textual language of the bills. Utter fiction and complete fantasy. Frankly, Lee's claims are as comical and insulting as they seem to be…
  • Feb 9

    One-fifth of all IPR petitions denied institution according to 2015 PTAB report

    One-fifth of all IPR petitions denied institution according to 2015 PTAB report
    One major takeaway from this PTAB trends report is that, despite claims of high rates of patent invalidation, the reality is that many patents escape the PTAB petitioning process unscathed. To be fair, 18 percent of all PTAB trials lead to an…
  • Feb 8

    Why Trump’s love of eminent domain should concern patent owner

    Why Trump’s love of eminent domain should concern patent owner
    Donald Trump argued at the New Hampshire debate that our nation’s infrastructure would not happen without eminent domain. While economic development as a justification for eminent domain has been severely criticized, there does not seem…
Rank this Week: 4712

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Rethinking Our Professions, and Unlocking New Value for Businesse

    Rethinking Our Professions, and Unlocking New Value for Businesse
    – Jason Sprenger – President, Game Changer Communications “Ummm…you’re those people who get their clients in the newspaper?” “Oh yeah, you guys throw some great parties!” “You’re…
  • Feb 8

    Super Bowl Ads, and More Super Bowl Ads?

    Super Bowl Ads, and More Super Bowl Ads?
    What is a Super Bowl ad? Typically a Super Bowl ad refers to the ad of a brand that has paid lots of money to air its ad on network television during the Super Bowl, a/k/a The Big Game. Apparently there are some NFL guidelines CBS had to…
  • Feb 5

    Nominative Fair Use, as Illustrated by Colorful Ball

    Nominative Fair Use, as Illustrated by Colorful Ball
    If you watch any amount of T.V. or happened to catch either of the AFC or NFC Championship games last weekend, you’ve probably seen one of the recent cell phone carrier ball commercials. Initially, Verizon created this commercial,…
Rank this Week: 3918

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/
Rank this Week: 3547

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Feb 9

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-08

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-08
    SCO slapped in latest round of eternal 'Who owns UNIX?' lawsuit https://t.co/YKTwqIL3l4 -> God Can Stop Piracy, Research Finds https://t.co/OBurT4u227 -> No-show cybersquatter liable for $1.2 million | IPPro The Internet news…
  • Feb 8

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-07

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-07
    Twitter suspends 125,000 accounts for promoting terrorism, most related to ISIS https://t.co/m5wgw48ZIs -> Courthouse News Service https://t.co/nnTKwyFM2B -> Copyhype Friday’s Endnotes – 02/05/16 https://t.co/qrH06Ow55w…
  • Feb 7

    Does the TPP Protect Canadian Cultural Policy?

    Does the TPP Protect Canadian Cultural Policy?
    This is a guest post by Peter Grant. Peter S. Grant is Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault LLP.  He is an expert on communications and cultural policy, and the co-author of Blockbusters and Trade Wars: Popular Culture in a Globalized…
Rank this Week: 2489

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Feb 9

    Thinking for the Future

    Thinking for the Future
    Katherine Gibson, Deborah Bird Rose, & Ruth Fincher, Manifesto for Living in the Anthropocene (2015).Margaret DaviesManifesto for Living in the Anthropocene is notable for two reasons – it is published under a creative commons…
  • Feb 8

    International Law and Step-Zero: Going Beyond Cyberwar

    International Law and Step-Zero: Going Beyond Cyberwar
    Kristen Eichensehr, Cyber War & International Law Step Zero, 50 Tex. Int'l L.J. 355 (2015), available at SSRN.Herbert LinKristen Eichensehr recently published a piece entitled Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero that describes an…
  • Feb 5

    Abolition Calling

    Abolition Calling
    Allegra M. McLeod, Prison Abolition and Grounded Justice, 62 U.C.L.A. L. Rev. 1156 (2015). Allegra M. McLeod, Confronting Criminal Law’s Violence: The Possibilities of Unfinished Alternatives, 8 Harvard Unbound 109 (2013),…
Rank this Week: 4464

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Changes to the European Trademark system

    Changes to the European Trademark system
    Classification reform – Article 28 (8) As we mentioned in our blog on 18 January 2016, a new regulation on the European Trademark (EUTMR) will enter into force on 23 March 2016. One of the changes concerns the scope of protection of a…
  • Feb 8

    OEM activities in China do not amount to trademark infringement

    OEM activities in China do not amount to trademark infringement
    The PRC Supreme People’s Court has decided that OEM activities in China do not amount to trademark infringement (however, this does not seem to be the final word on the issue) A foreign brand owner has registered its mark in a foreign…
  • Feb 3

    Unitary SPCs in Europe after all?

    Unitary SPCs in Europe after all?
    As readers of this blog know, we at Awapatent are actively following the exciting developments in the creation of a unitary patent system in Europe. It will be possible to obtain European patents with unitary effect in 25 countries, and…
Rank this Week: 3935

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Feb 8

    Federal Circuit Finds No "Way" To Support Doctrine Of Equivalent

    Federal Circuit Finds No "Way" To Support Doctrine Of Equivalent
    In Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc. v. Dow Chemical Co., the Federal Circuit upheld the district court’s grant of summary judgment of no infringement under the doctrine of equivalents because the patent holder had failed to establish a genuine…
  • Feb 3

    Asset Transferee Cannot Appeal Reexamination

    Asset Transferee Cannot Appeal Reexamination
    The Federal Circuit dismissed the appeal in Agilent Technologies, Inc. v. Waters Technologies Corp., because the appellant was not a “third-party requester” dissatisfied with the final decision in an inter partes…
  • Feb 1

    Purdue OxyContin Patents Invalid Despite Stemming From Discovery Of Source Of Toxic Impurity

    Purdue OxyContin Patents Invalid Despite Stemming From Discovery Of Source Of Toxic Impurity
    In Purdue Pharma L.P. v. Epic Pharma LLC, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court decision holding four OxyContin patents invalid as obvious. In so doing, the court rejected Purdue’s arguments that its discovery of the source of…
Rank this Week: 3803

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/
  • Feb 8

    More Cool Lab Experiments on Creativity by Bechtold, Buccafusco & Sprigman

    More Cool Lab Experiments on Creativity by Bechtold, Buccafusco & Sprigman
    As Chris Sprigman explained in a 2011 Jotwell post, laboratory experiments are largely missing from the legal academy, but they shouldn't be. Experiments can be used to test theories and tease apart effects that can't be measured in the real…
  • Feb 4

    An Alternate History of the Web & Copyright Law

    An Alternate History of the Web & Copyright Law
    I've been enjoying Walter Isaacson's The Innovators, a history of computers and the Internet. As with any book related to innovation, I've been interested in the importance (or non-importance) of patents for different inventors, and in the…
  • Feb 1

    Sean O'Connor: What happened to the "art" in "useful arts"?

    Sean O'Connor: What happened to the "art" in "useful arts"?
    The constitutional justification for patents and copyrights is "[t]o promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts." In the late eighteenth century, "science" included all knowledge, and "useful arts" referred to technological rather than…
Rank this Week: 3150

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/
  • Feb 8

    Video Killed the Radio Star… And the Internet Killed Cable

    Video Killed the Radio Star… And the Internet Killed Cable
    By Tyler Quillin This article began with an interest in the disparity between last year’s SEC Network and Pac12 Network revenue yields. However, research led to an even more disruptive evolution in cable television delivery – the…
  • Feb 3

    YouTube Remixers & Small Statutory Offenders in Focu

    YouTube Remixers & Small Statutory Offenders in Focu
    By Andrew H. Fuller There is little doubt that YouTube content creators have been causing waves in the copyright world since its inception. For example, in 2009, YouTube started to mute the audio tracks of any videos or streams posted by…
  • Feb 1

    How May I Serve You? Facebook as A Means of Serving Notice and Summon

    How May I Serve You? Facebook as A Means of Serving Notice and Summon
    By Samuel Daheim For many, the internet has become the primary means of storing, disseminating, and receiving information in personal affairs. We often regard the web as the most convenient and accessible method of communicating. The question…
Rank this Week: 3149

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Covers patent infringement and litigation.

http://patentdrafting.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Does Malibu Media leak its porn before the release?

    Does Malibu Media leak its porn before the release?
    Malibu Media, LLC has formed a habit of suing defendants for downloads that appear on the bittorrent networks literally a day or so after they are supposedly “published” on their website. The videos themselves are not copyrighted…
  • Jan 27

    Beware of the defense attorney “copyright trolls” too.

    Beware of the defense attorney “copyright trolls” too.
    I started writing this article because there is too much conflicting information floating around the web (likely from attorneys who are trying to use fear tactics to scare you into settling with their firm), and my point was that there…
  • Dec 2

    PGP: WHERE TO GET AND HOW TO USE PGP ENCRYPTION.

    PGP: WHERE TO GET AND HOW TO USE PGP ENCRYPTION.
    Off the cuff, this is a post about PGP (a.k.a., “pretty good privacy”) and encryption.When I was in college in the 1990’s, encryption was the easiest thing to set up. We’d download some freeware, set up a few…
Rank this Week: 3852

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Feb 8

    The Value of Terms Limits: YouTube’s Broadly Defined TOS Does the Trick

    The Value of Terms Limits: YouTube’s Broadly Defined TOS Does the Trick
    Frequent readers of our blog will recall that in prior posts on companies such as Uber, Ashley Madison and Twitter, we have stressed the importance of having a robust terms of service (TOS) agreement. In many instances, TOS, if adeptly…
  • Feb 5

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 2/5/16

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 2/5/16
    Augmented reality goes to the Superbowl; Cisco commits to the Internet of Things with a billion-dollar embrace (even as IBM belatedly embraces the cloud); the staying power of the sharing economy is questioned; and more … As…
  • Feb 3

    The ITC Tries an En Banc Shot to Redefine Its Regulatory Authority

    The ITC Tries an En Banc Shot to Redefine Its Regulatory Authority
    In our recent post, Living in a Nonmaterial World: Determining IP Rights for Digital Data, we discussed the potential impact of the Federal Circuit decision in ClearCorrect v. ITC, 2014-1527, in which the appeals court held that the…
Rank this Week: 2955

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Feb 8

    Presentation: Rights and Restrictions of Photography

    Presentation: Rights and Restrictions of Photography
    Join Photo Attorney®, Carolyn E. Wright, for a presentation on the rights and restrictions of photography at the Carson City Library in Carson City, Nevada, at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, February. 17. Admission is free. Learn more about…
  • Feb 4

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy
    The Copyright Alliance is conducting a survey on the effectiveness of the DMCA takedown provision for online infringements.  It takes only a few minutes. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and…
  • Feb 2

    Can You Afford An Attorney to Help You With Your Copyright Infringement Claim?

    Can You Afford An Attorney to Help You With Your Copyright Infringement Claim?
    You’ve discovered that you have been infringed, gathered the evidence, and are now deciding what to do next. As our blog post, “Help! I’ve Been Infringed” explains, you have options, one of which is to retain an…
Rank this Week: 4477

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Feb 8

    Presentation: Rights and Restrictions of Photography

    Presentation: Rights and Restrictions of Photography
    Join Photo Attorney®, Carolyn E. Wright, for a presentation on the rights and restrictions of photography at the Carson City Library in Carson City, Nevada, at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, February. 17. Admission is free. Learn more about…
  • Feb 4

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy
    The Copyright Alliance is conducting a survey on the effectiveness of the DMCA takedown provision for online infringements.  It takes only a few minutes. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and…
  • Feb 2

    Can You Afford An Attorney to Help You With Your Copyright Infringement Claim?

    Can You Afford An Attorney to Help You With Your Copyright Infringement Claim?
    You’ve discovered that you have been infringed, gathered the evidence, and are now deciding what to do next. As our blog post, “Help! I’ve Been Infringed” explains, you have options, one of which is to retain an…
Rank this Week: 2802

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Feb 8

    A Humbling Experience: Helping Friends with Trademark

    A Humbling Experience: Helping Friends with Trademark
    One of the things I love about my job is having the opportunity to help my friends with their legal needs. My dear friend Suzanne Burns had the dream of opening her own yoga studio, and she made that dream a reality last month. She…
  • Jan 14

    Trademarks for Your Body Part

    Trademarks for Your Body Part
    Does your look define you?  Is your style or physical appearance your personal trademark?  Trademarks, by definition, can be anything that serves to identify the source of goods or services.  Most trademarks are words or…
  • Jan 6

    Trademark Resolution

    Trademark Resolution
    Happy new year! Gone is the old year and with it the tired top ten lists that rehash stale events that occurred months before. This is not a top ten list. It is a top sixteen list! Completely different. These are good resolutions for all…
Rank this Week: 1479

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • 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…
  • Dec 23

    Rechtsanwaltsfachangestellte hat genug

    Rechtsanwaltsfachangestellte hat genug
    Da ist wohl jemandem der Kragen geplatzt: Refa mit reichlich Erfahrung und erstklassigen Zeugnissen zieht ernsthaft in Erwägung die knausrige und ausbeuterische Kanzlei zu wechseln. Sofern sich eine Kanzlei findet, die in der Lage ist,…
Rank this Week: 1173

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    PAIPO & Agenda 2063

    PAIPO & Agenda 2063
    The operationalization of the Pan-African IP Organisation (PAIPO) is progressing slowly but surely within the unfolding of the AU's Agenda 2063. For details of this progress, see  the Paipo Watch where I  have been tracking PAIPO…
  • Feb 7

    WIPO's enabling program in Uganda

    WIPO's enabling program in Uganda
    Hillary Muheebwa, writing for IP-Watch, reports from a recent WIPO training camp in Uganda that there is a renewed call for the protection of geographical indications and collective marks to make local products more valuable.…
  • Jan 22

    Is the cost of atmospheric music, stratospheric? Part 1

    Is the cost of atmospheric music, stratospheric? Part 1
    Ever found yourself tapping your foot at the till of your favourite clothing store or doing something more violent in that funky denim studio? Can you blame your compulsion to purchase that new bag solely on a mild personality disorder or…
Rank this Week: 3314

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: 3078

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: 3496

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 7

    T1019/13 : admission d'arguments d'activité inventive

    T1019/13 : admission d'arguments d'activité inventive
    Lors de la procédure orale, les Opposants ont déclaré maintenir les diverses attaques d'activité inventive, à savoir celles basées sur E12 seul, E12 + E29, E30 ou E31, E12 + E2, E12 +…
  • Feb 4

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    A teddy bear having pliable and movable arms for hugging, comprising: a) a teddy bear having a head, a torso, a pair of arms with paws and a pair of legs; b) each of said arms being pliable and movable and being connected to each side of said…
  • Feb 2

    T1990/10 : combinaisons de plage

    T1990/10 : combinaisons de plage
    La Titulaire argumentait que la caractéristique "inférieure à 35°C" découlait de manière implicite des caractéristiques "inférieure à 37°" et "de 30°C à 35°C".…
Rank this Week: 1213

pharmaundmarke.com

pharmaundmarke.com

The blog pharmaundmarke.com is dedicated to pharmaceutical trade marks. It is operated by highly specified lawyers and covers all relevant decisions of both European and German courts. Whilst the blog is currently in German only, the monthly newsletter and the annual magazine will include English summaries and abstracts.

http://www.pharmaundmarke.com
  • Feb 7

    IRAP (-)

    IRAP (-)
    Der Begriff „IRAP“ ist mangels Unterscheidungskraft für Waren und Dienstleistungen der Klassen 1, 5, 10, 42 und 44 nicht eintragungsfähig. Der im vorliegenden Fall allein relevante Fachverkehr versteht das Zeichen als…
  • Jan 24

    Evonik = Evontru

    Evonik = Evontru
    There exists likelihood of confusion between the word marks Evonik and Evontrus with regard to pharmaceutical and medicinal preparations and substances. Background The applicant, Glaxo Group Limited, filed a UK trade mark application for…
  • Jan 5

    Helios ≠ Heliomedical

    Helios ≠ Heliomedical
    Das Recht auf rechtliches Gehör ist nicht schon dadurch verletzt, dass das Gericht in seiner Entscheidungsbegründung nicht ausdrücklich auf jedes Parteivorbringen eingeht. Auch die Beurteilung der Zeichenähnlichkeit sowie…
Rank this Week: 1818

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: 2668

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Feb 6

    A ‘Heads-Up’ for Selected Patent Applicants: IP Australia Trialling Pre-Exam Notification

    A ‘Heads-Up’ for Selected Patent Applicants: IP Australia Trialling Pre-Exam Notification
    From 25 January 2016 IP Australia has commenced a trial of a pre-examination notification process.  Under this process, which will initially be applied to 900 pending patent applications, a ‘Pre-Examination Processing Notice’…
  • Jan 31

    RPL Central Requests Leave to Appeal Software Patent Eligibility Ruling to High Court of Australia

    RPL Central Requests Leave to Appeal Software Patent Eligibility Ruling to High Court of Australia
    On 7 January 2016, RPL Central Pty Ltd filed an application with the High Court of Australia, requesting ‘special leave’ to appeal December’s ruling of a Full Bench of the Federal Court of Australia that its patent claims…
  • Jan 30

    CRISPR Interference Update

    CRISPR Interference Update
    Two weeks ago I wrote about the interference proceedings that have been instituted by the US Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) in order to determine who is rightfully entitled to fundamental patent rights in relation to CRISPR gene-editing…
Rank this Week: 2755

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 5

    Data Transmission, Personalized Medicine, and Privacy

    Data Transmission, Personalized Medicine, and Privacy
    Health care analytics make use of patient data to inform treatment decisions and is increasingly moving front and center in personalized medicine. For example, the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative (see post of January 26, 2016)…
  • Jan 25

    The President’s Precision Medicine Initiative – The First Annual Check-Up

    The President’s Precision Medicine Initiative – The First Annual Check-Up
    Watching President Obama’s recent 2016 State of the Union Address reminded me that one year has passed since the President announced a new “precision” or personalized medicine initiative to advance personalized, effective…
  • Nov 2

    3 Pressing Challenges for Personalized Medicine

    3 Pressing Challenges for Personalized Medicine
    Personalized medicine can be described as the science of targeted therapies. Advances in diagnostic and molecular medicine have made it possible to more precisely identify alternative treatment options for patients based on their unique…
Rank this Week: 3753

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
  • Feb 5

    Website HTML Is Copyrightable, Even If Look and Feel Is Not

    Website HTML Is Copyrightable, Even If Look and Feel Is Not
    In a notable ruling last month, a California district court ruled that the HTML underlying a custom search results page of an online advertising creation platform is copyrightable. In Media.net Advertising FZ-LLC v. Netseer Inc., No. 14-3883,…
  • Jan 14

    FTC Releases Big Data Report Outlining Risks, Benefits and Legal Hurdle

    FTC Releases Big Data Report Outlining Risks, Benefits and Legal Hurdle
    The big data revolution is quietly chugging along:  devices, sensors, websites and networks are collecting and producing significant amounts of data, the cost of data storage continues to plummet, public and private sector interest in…
  • Jan 4

    FTC Issues Enforcement Policy Statement on Native Advertising in New Media

    FTC Issues Enforcement Policy Statement on Native Advertising in New Media
    Digital media marketers are aggressively increasing the use of so-called sponsored content, or native advertising to reach new customers.  Particularly with the growing use of ad blockers on web and mobile browsers, marketers have sought…
Rank this Week: 3565

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Feb 5

    LeBron and Kobe Tattoos Lead to Copyright Lawsuit over NBA 2K16 Videogame

    LeBron and Kobe Tattoos Lead to Copyright Lawsuit over NBA 2K16 Videogame
    IPNews® - The question over whether tattoos can be copyrighted is the heart of a lawsuit against Take-Two Software, the creators of the videogame NBA 2K16. Solid Oak Sketches claims copyright ownership over tattoos on NBA players, and…
  • Jan 26

    Chargers File for Los Angeles Chargers Trademark

    Chargers File for Los Angeles Chargers Trademark
    IPNews® - The San Diego Chargers have applied for the Los Angeles Charges trademark.  The team remains the San Diego Chargers for now, but the Rams and Chargers are currently in negotiations that would move the Chargers to Los…
  • Jan 20

    Iconic Yosemite Attractions to Change Names in Trademark Dispute

    Iconic Yosemite Attractions to Change Names in Trademark Dispute
    IPNews® - Yosemite National Park is changing the names of its iconic attractions due to a trademark dispute with its concessionaire company Delaware North.  When the national park turned the contract over to Aramark, Delaware North…
Rank this Week: 3641