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Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

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

    Register of Copyrights to Testify at April 29 House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Copyright Review

    Register of Copyrights to Testify at April 29 House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Copyright Review
    Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante will testify before the House Judiciary Committee onWednesday, April 29, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (ET), in a hearing entitled “The Register’s Perspective on Copyright Review.” The…
  • Apr 24

    Copyright Office Issues a Notice of Inquiry on Photographs, Graphic Artworks, and Illustration

    Copyright Office Issues a Notice of Inquiry on Photographs, Graphic Artworks, and Illustration
    The U.S. Copyright Office has published a Federal Register notice requesting written comments on how certain visual works, particularly photographs, graphic artworks, and illustrations, are monetized, enforced, and registered under the…
  • Apr 15

    Musician’s Photo Release is a Rights Grab

    Musician’s Photo Release is a Rights Grab
    Meghan Trainor, the popular singer of “All About That Bass,” and her management company, Atom Factory Music, LLC, reportedly are making photographers and videographers sign a Release to get a photo credential at…
Rank this Week: 2950

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.losangelesintellectualpropertylawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Amazon Files Lawsuit to Stop Astroturfing for Profit Operation

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

    How to Remove Defamatory Content from the Internet

    How to Remove Defamatory Content from the Internet
    Businesses are constantly in danger of being defamed on the Internet.  Often, this defamation is anonymous.  Typically, it is committed by a competitor or a disgruntled former employee.  Because of this, it can be difficult for…
  • Apr 7

    Privacy Laws Apply to Divorcing Spouse

    Privacy Laws Apply to Divorcing Spouse
    Increasingly, divorcing spouses are using data breach and privacy laws to sue each other in federal and state court.  This leads to “spillover” litigation, as the divorce proceeding spills over into another separate…
Rank this Week: 1889

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

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

    Register of Copyrights to Testify at April 29 House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Copyright Review

    Register of Copyrights to Testify at April 29 House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Copyright Review
    Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante will testify before the House Judiciary Committee onWednesday, April 29, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (ET), in a hearing entitled “The Register’s Perspective on Copyright Review.” The…
  • Apr 24

    Copyright Office Issues a Notice of Inquiry on Photographs, Graphic Artworks, and Illustration

    Copyright Office Issues a Notice of Inquiry on Photographs, Graphic Artworks, and Illustration
    The U.S. Copyright Office has published a Federal Register notice requesting written comments on how certain visual works, particularly photographs, graphic artworks, and illustrations, are monetized, enforced, and registered under the…
  • Apr 15

    Musician’s Photo Release is a Rights Grab

    Musician’s Photo Release is a Rights Grab
    Meghan Trainor, the popular singer of “All About That Bass,” and her management company, Atom Factory Music, LLC, reportedly are making photographers and videographers sign a Release to get a photo credential at…
Rank this Week: 4980

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 4833

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Apr 27

    But What About Space Inventions?

    But What About Space Inventions?
    US patent law has provisions that account for space activity.
  • Mar 30

    Can I trademark a scent?

    Can I trademark a scent?
    A trademark for a smell can be obtained, but it can be difficult. Continue reading →
  • Mar 19

    What is acquired distinctiveness?

    What is acquired distinctiveness?
    A trademark has acquired distinctiveness if it has become known in the industry after several years of use as designating the source of the goods or services on which it is used. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4958

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

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

    Book Review Monday: First to File: Patents for Today’s Scientist and Engineer

    Book Review Monday: First to File: Patents for Today’s Scientist and Engineer
    I received a copy of First to File: Patents for Today’s Scientist and Engineer (Wiley 2014), by M. Henry Heines a while ago and have just had time to sit down and read through it.  Overall, I really liked the book and its coverage…
  • Apr 24

    USPTO Offers Email Alerts  when Patent Applications Publish

    USPTO Offers Email Alerts  when Patent Applications Publish
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the release of the Patent Application Alert Service. This system provides customized, email alerts to the public for free when patent applications of interest are published.…
  • Apr 23

    Don’t Miss the Only Life Science Educational Event Dedicated to Due Diligence

    Don’t Miss the Only Life Science Educational Event Dedicated to Due Diligence
    Notice: Use of undefined constant get_post_type - assumed 'get_post_type' in /hermes/bosnaweb01a/b2262/ipw.patentba/public_html/wp/wp-content/plugins/yet-another-related-posts-plugin/classes/YARPP_Core.php on line 1467 Mergers, acquisitions,…
Rank this Week: 2569

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Apr 27

    Do Limits on Trademarks-that-Disparage Violate Freedom-of-Speech?

    Do Limits on Trademarks-that-Disparage Violate Freedom-of-Speech?
    by Dennis Crouch In re Tam (Fed. Cir. 2015) (en banc order) Simon Tam has been attempting to register the name of his band “The Slants” as a trademark.  However, registration has been denied under Section 2(a) of…
  • Apr 24

    Grace Period Restoration Act of 2015

    Grace Period Restoration Act of 2015
    In the move to a first-to-file patent system, the U.S. narrowed its pre-filing grace period previously codified under 35 U.S.C. 102(b)(2010).  The new law enacted as part of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) continues to…
  • Apr 23

    Patent Quality Plans and Submission

    Patent Quality Plans and Submission
    Earlier this week I wrote about the upcoming deadline for comments on the USPTO’s patent quality initiative as well as the Berkeley Technology Law Journal’s parallel publication process.  Although the BTLJ’s…
Rank this Week: 2089

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/
  • Apr 27

    Special Report: Patent law in East Texas - KLTV.com

    Special Report: Patent law in East Texas - KLTV.com
    For those that have not seen it yet, here is a link to KLTV-Tyler's ten-minute special report Wednesday night on the patent docket in East Texas. The text of the story is online, but a link to the video is...
  • Apr 25

    State Bar of Texas Litigation Section council spring meeting

    State Bar of Texas Litigation Section council spring meeting
    Enjoying a great meeting of the State Bar of Texas Litigation Section council this weekend. Our council continues to include the most recent three former chairs as past chair and chairs emeritus so we can provide continuity to the new...
  • Apr 23

    Be Free, Left Shark!

    Be Free, Left Shark!
    Just read that a trademark examiner denied Katy Perry's request to trademark "Left Shark" from this year's Super Bowl halftime. Whether you consider this a major failure of our nation's intellectual property system or of our collective…
Rank this Week: 845

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Apr 27

    "Lending" online: more questions for the Court of Justice

    "Lending" online: more questions for the Court of Justice
    On 1 April 2015, the District Court of The Hague passed judgement in the case between Vereniging van Openbare Bibliotheken (Netherlands Public Library Association, VOB) and Stichting Leenrecht (the Public Lending Right Office, SL). The…
  • Apr 27

    Who has adopted the Orphans?

    Who has adopted the Orphans?
    Readers will probably be familiar with the background to the Orphan Works debate, (if not then see here, here, hereand here) which arguably first entered the public arena with the Gowers Review(pdf) and then chugged along, via the Hargreaves…
  • Apr 27

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    In the UK, and as the general election looms, there's not been much mention of copyright, but one party has come up with some new suggestions - the Green Party - but they may be forced to backtrack on proposals to limit UK copyright terms to…
Rank this Week: 1659

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Apr 27

    Justizöffentlichkeit: Smartphone-Verbot im Gerichtssaal?

    Justizöffentlichkeit: Smartphone-Verbot im Gerichtssaal?
    Twittern und andere Arten der Live-Berichterstattung aus Gerichtsverhandlungen sind umstritten. Am Zürcher Obergericht kann es allerdings bereits problematisch sein, als Zuschauer einer Gerichtsverhandlung überhaupt ein Smartphone…
  • Apr 25

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #119

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #119
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten: Urheberrecht: «Tagtäglich erlebte Praxis weit entfernt von der Rechtssprechung.» Persönlichkeitsrecht: «Muss die Strassenfotografie gerettet…
  • Apr 23

    Fussball-WM: Maskottchen-Marke mit modischer Frisur

    Fussball-WM: Maskottchen-Marke mit modischer Frisur
    Das offizielle Maskottchen der Fussball-Weltmeisterschaft der Frauen 2015 ist eine anthropomorphe Eule, die einen Fussball hält – eingetragen in reduzierter Form als Bildmarke unter anderem im schweizerischen Markenregister…
Rank this Week: 1724

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
  • Apr 27

    Patent Integrity: An Appeal to College President

    Patent Integrity: An Appeal to College President
    A clique of multinational corporations is pushing legislation that will be a disaster for the rest of us, especially our universities with research components. Small inventors and their patrons in academia are being asked to swallow large…
  • Apr 27

    Patent Reform 2.0 – The Next Round of Patent Reform

    Patent Reform 2.0 – The Next Round of Patent Reform
    On Monday, May 11, 2015, IPWatchdog will a co-sponsor a roundtable discussion on patent reform. This event will take place at the law offices of McDermott Will & Emery, which is located directly across the street from the U.S. Capitol.…
  • Apr 26

    The Innovation Act is Bad News for America’s Patent System

    The Innovation Act is Bad News for America’s Patent System
    The Innovation Act (H.R. 9) goes well beyond what is needed to address bad actions of a small number of patent holders, and instead raises costs for all legitimate patent holders to enforce their Constitutionally-given property rights in…
Rank this Week: 4225

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/
  • Apr 27

    Patent Integrity: An Appeal to College President

    Patent Integrity: An Appeal to College President
    A clique of multinational corporations is pushing legislation that will be a disaster for the rest of us, especially our universities with research components. Small inventors and their patrons in academia are being asked to swallow large…
  • Apr 27

    Patent Reform 2.0 – The Next Round of Patent Reform

    Patent Reform 2.0 – The Next Round of Patent Reform
    On Monday, May 11, 2015, IPWatchdog will a co-sponsor a roundtable discussion on patent reform. This event will take place at the law offices of McDermott Will & Emery, which is located directly across the street from the U.S. Capitol.…
  • Apr 26

    The Innovation Act is Bad News for America’s Patent System

    The Innovation Act is Bad News for America’s Patent System
    The Innovation Act (H.R. 9) goes well beyond what is needed to address bad actions of a small number of patent holders, and instead raises costs for all legitimate patent holders to enforce their Constitutionally-given property rights in…
Rank this Week: 4861

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Apr 27

    Steps toward a new GSU ruling

    Steps toward a new GSU ruling
    It looks more and more like we will get a new ruling from the trial court in the Georgia State case about what is or is not fair use for digital course readings.  The case, of course, was reversed and remanded to the trial court after…
  • Apr 14

    A new home for copyright?

    A new home for copyright?
    The idea that the Copyright Office should move out of the Library of Congress was first raised some years ago by Bruce Lehman, who was, at the time, the Director of the Patent and Trademark Office.  The idea seemed to be that the…
  • Apr 1

    Listening to Lessig

    Listening to Lessig
    Like many other attendees, I was pleased when I saw that the closing keynote address for this year’s Association of College and Research Libraries Conference was to be given by Professor Larry Lessig of Harvard.  But, to be honest,…
Rank this Week: 1131

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

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

http://ipblog.abv.com
  • Apr 27

    Court Dismisses Claims of Foreign Copyright Infringement Against U.S. Licensee

    Court Dismisses Claims of Foreign Copyright Infringement Against U.S. Licensee
    In an April 22, 2015 ruling, Judge Paul A. Crotty dismissed copyright infringement claims against U.S. licensees of the copyrighted work for actions taken in the U.S. that allegedly facilitated foreign copyright infringement. Under U.S.…
  • Mar 23

    Court Denies Comity to Conflicting Foreign Decision

    Court Denies Comity to Conflicting Foreign Decision
    In a March 20, 2015 ruling, Judge Kimba M. Wood, in dismissing the plaintiff’s preliminary injunction motion, declined to grant comity to a decision of a French court about the ownership of the copyright at issue in light of another…
  • Mar 20

    Court Declines to Dismiss Unclean Hands Defense

    Court Declines to Dismiss Unclean Hands Defense
    In a March 19, 2015 ruling, Judge Thomas P. Griesa declined to strike the defendant’s defense of unclean hands. Although the plaintiff is asserting a patent infringement claim, the unclean hands defense relates to the plaintiff’s…
Rank this Week: 1722

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Generic Soccer Ball

    Generic Soccer Ball
    Dear Rich: (1) My understanding is that word the "soccerball is in public domain and can't be registered as a trademark, am I right? (2) What about if someone invents a sport? Does the inventor of the sport get trademark rights? (1)…
  • Apr 22

    Wants to License Oral Historie

    Wants to License Oral Historie
    Dear Rich: I founded a nonprofit that is an archive of oral histories. A European museum wanted to feature three stories from my project in an exhibition. They asked me under what conditions I'd allow use of material belonging to the…
  • Apr 20

    Who Periscoped My Game of Thrones?

    Who Periscoped My Game of Thrones?
    Dear Rich: I have a basic understanding of copyright law, and my impression is that certain types of live-streaming could be defended as fair use -- for instance, if someone Periscoped "Game of Thrones" while offering a live critique of it.…
Rank this Week: 1066

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: 3251

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

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

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

    Trademark Lawyer’s Guide to San Diego for #INTA15

    Trademark Lawyer’s Guide to San Diego for #INTA15
    Next week, thousands of trademark professionals from around the world will descend upon San Diego for the annual meeting of INTA. We offer this guide to many of the major sites and activities around San Diego, through our trademark…
  • Apr 24

    Taylor Swift’s trademark applications have got nothing on Jimmy Buffett

    Taylor Swift’s trademark applications have got nothing on Jimmy Buffett
    In recent months, much has been made of Taylor Swift filing several dozen trademark applications for a variety of phrases and song titles. See stories in Rolling Stone (Taylor Swift Trademarks ‘This Sick Beat’ and Other…
  • Apr 22

    Hillary Clinton campaign files to protect logo and trademark

    Hillary Clinton campaign files to protect logo and trademark
    Ten days ago, Hillary Clinton officially announced her run for president in 2016. Along with the announcement, her campaign unveiled a new logo design. The Hillary logo was panned by many.  It certainly does not resonate the way…
Rank this Week: 2929

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
  • Apr 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-26
    5 Seriously Dumb Myths About Copyright the Media Should Stop Repeating http://t.co/hB9PT7WW1L -> Russian hackers 'accessed Obama's unclassified emails' http://t.co/TNcfqmQgiO -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for…
  • Apr 26

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-04-25

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-04-25
    Music and movie firms back website-blocking in Singapore http://t.co/VyYvVZsIN0 -> Goebbels' estate sues Random House for diary royalties http://t.co/1PDCxZpeuA -> Companies' 'fears are real' with Chinese cyber law…
  • Apr 25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-24
    Limitations on testimonial advertising does not infringe Charter rights College v. Yazdanfar, 2011 ONCPSD 15 http://t.co/AWXPgbCID9 -> A Moral Defense for Copyright Breach? http://t.co/ZAbkGexDnm -> 6 Current Copyright Cases More…
Rank this Week: 2625

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Slanted Perspective?

    Slanted Perspective?
    What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I refer you to “the Slants?”  Is it a non-perpendicular or horizontal line?  Is it the news coverage of MSNBC or Fox News?  Is it a derogatory term for…
  • Apr 24

    Anyone for a Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast Delivery?

    Anyone for a Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast Delivery?
    –Aaron Keller, Managing Principal, Capsule We appreciate brands with personality. From our studies of brands, there are way too many living in a pool of vanilla ice cream and wondering why their customers don’t engage. Brands need…
  • Apr 23

    Super Inspire Me!

    Super Inspire Me!
    I had the great fortune to attend the recent FUSE conference held in Chicago for design and branding professionals, and see Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock speak. My friend on the left is Kitty Hart from Capsule, who…
Rank this Week: 3964

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Fourth Circuit Rules That Plaintiff in Appeal from Ex Parte TTAB Decision Must Pay ALL Expense

    Fourth Circuit Rules That Plaintiff in Appeal from Ex Parte TTAB Decision Must Pay ALL Expense
    A divided panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, upholding the lower court's ruling (Shammas v. Focarino, 109 USPQ2d 1320 (E.D.…
  • Apr 24

    Roberto Ledesma: "Google and the Kingdom of Tonga"

    Roberto Ledesma: "Google and the Kingdom of Tonga"
    While perusing Google's U.S. application to register GOOGLE GLASS, Roberto Ledesma noted that the application claimed priority to an application filed in the Kingdom of Tonga. He decided to write about why Google did that, in his blog post…
  • Apr 23

    Precedential No. 13: TTAB Finds BUYAUTOPARTS.COM Generic for .... Guess What?

    Precedential No. 13: TTAB Finds BUYAUTOPARTS.COM Generic for .... Guess What?
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register BUYAUTOPARTS.COM on the Supplemental Register, finding the term to be generic for "on-line retail store service featuring auto parts." Applicant argued that the word "buy" does not identify a genus of…
Rank this Week: 2186

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Nikki Siesel, Esq. of the Law Offices Of Joseph C. Messina.

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

    Recent TTAB Decision Involving Wine And Likelihood of Confusion

    Recent TTAB Decision Involving Wine And Likelihood of Confusion
    Kinney Family Vinters LLC doing business as Occasio Winery (“Applicant”) filed a trademark application for the mark APOTHEOSIS for various types of wine. E. & J. Gallo Winery (“Opposer”) filed a Notice of…
  • Apr 10

    U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.

    U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.
    On March 24, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court held there could be Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) decisions warranting a preclusive effect on judgments by federal district courts, reversing the Eighth Circuit’s decision and remanding…
  • Mar 20

    Use In Commerce For Purposes of Priority Under Trademark Law

    Use In Commerce For Purposes of Priority Under Trademark Law
    A recent decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) highlights what the Board looks for when determining which user of the trademark has priority of use. See Parley, LLC v. Vi-Jon, Inc., Cancellation No.…
Rank this Week: 1597

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/
  • Apr 26

    Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015

    Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015
    Girl With Black Hair by Egon Schiele - Stolen From Fritz Grunbaum(currently at Oberlin College)THE NEW ROCHELLE BAR ASSOCIATIONInvites Members to attend a FREE 2 Credit CLE CourseFROM MURDER TO MUSEUMS: Recent Nazi Looted Art CasesWith…
  • Apr 20

    European Fordham Law Alumni: Program In Paris on Nazi Looted Art June 26-27

    European Fordham Law Alumni: Program In Paris on Nazi Looted Art June 26-27
    I will be speaking on June 27 on Nazi art looting at the Sorbonne Law School in Paris France.  If you are a Fordham Law School alum, I hope you will consider joining us!  Thanks @fordhamlawnyc & @fordhamlawintlWelcome…
  • Apr 1

    Nazi Art Looting Program At Colorado Supreme Court - May 7, 2015

    Nazi Art Looting Program At Colorado Supreme Court - May 7, 2015
       Looted Masterpieces:The Ethical Implications of World War II Stolen ArtMay 7, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Introduction by The Honorable Robert Bacharach, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Presented by Raymond J.…
Rank this Week: 1127

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
  • Apr 25

    California’s Bet on Precision Medicine

    California’s Bet on Precision Medicine
    California sees opportunities in personalized medicine. Earlier this month, Governor Brown announced the creation of a two year initiative – California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine to “begin building infrastructure and…
  • Mar 29

    Perspectives on the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative

    Perspectives on the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative
    President Obama’s “precision medicine initiative” earmarked over $200 million from his proposed 2016 budget to “bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes – and to give all of us access to the…
  • Feb 22

    Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Authorized by FDA

    Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Authorized by FDA
    23andMe is not a traditional diagnostics company. Rather than seeking to directly sell its services to health care professionals, 23andMe went straight to the consumer, offering genetic screening and analysis in a mail-order fashion. For…
Rank this Week: 3637

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: 3609

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Apr 25

    How International Treaties Help Inventors With Patent Strategy

    How International Treaties Help Inventors With Patent Strategy
    There is no such thing as a ‘world patent’.  As matters currently stand – and as I expect them to remain beyond the term of my natural life – there is no country on Earth that is willing to completely forego the…
  • Apr 19

    What’s ‘Provisional’ About Provisional Applications?

    What’s ‘Provisional’ About Provisional Applications?
    Last week I wrote about one of the benefits of filing a provisional patent application – the ability, in most cases, to mark corresponding products or services as ‘patent pending’ or equivalent.  I have been thinking,…
  • Apr 7

    Provisional Patent Pending?

    Provisional Patent Pending?
    One of the most common questions asked by any applicant or inventor after a new provisional application has been filed is: ‘can I now say “patent pending” about my product/service?’You might think that the answer to…
Rank this Week: 2821

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Apr 25

    More Section 230 Cases Than I Can Handle!

    More Section 230 Cases Than I Can Handle!
    My cup runneth over with Section 230 cases! This long blog post catches up on a few from the past couple months. Warning: there are some stinkers in this batch. Google, Inc. v. Hood, 2015 WL 1546160 (S.D. Miss. March...
  • Apr 24

    LinkedIn’s “Reference Search” Service Doesn’t Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act–Sweet v. LinkedIn

    LinkedIn’s “Reference Search” Service Doesn’t Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act–Sweet v. LinkedIn
    Plaintiffs alleged that potential employers found references about them through LinkedIn’s Reference Searches functions, they were denied employment as a result, and thus LinkedIn violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. LinkedIn users,…
  • Apr 23

    Mixed Ruling in Competitive Keyword Advertising Case–Goldline v. Regal

    Mixed Ruling in Competitive Keyword Advertising Case–Goldline v. Regal
    The lawsuit’s principal participants are rivals in the precious metals and coin industry. The defendant organization, Regal, has an affiliate program, and it appears that some affiliates bought competitive keyword advertising using the…
Rank this Week: 2248

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/
  • Apr 24

    Social Security Traps That Cost You Money

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

    The Best Inheritance is Still Family Values and Family History

    The Best Inheritance is Still Family Values and Family History
    According to a 2012 study sponsored by Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America, baby boomers and senior citizens considered family values and family history among the most important things that you can pass on to your children. Most of…
  • Apr 7

    Is a Revocable Living Trust Right for You?

    Is a Revocable Living Trust Right for You?
    Is a Revocable Living Trust Right for You?      Revocable Living Trusts have become the basic building block of estate plans for people of all ages, personal backgrounds, and financial situations. But for some, a Revocable…
Rank this Week: 3743

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Apr 24

    USPTO Offers New Tool to Receive Email Alerts when Patent Applications Publish

    USPTO Offers New Tool to Receive Email Alerts when Patent Applications Publish
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") recently announced the release of the Patent Application Alert Service. This system provides customized email alerts to the public for free when patent applications of interest…
  • Apr 23

    USPTO Announces Patents for Humanity Winner

    USPTO Announces Patents for Humanity Winner
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Commerce Department's United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") recently announced the latest winners of the Patents for Humanity program. The Patents for Humanity program was launched by the USPTO in…
  • Apr 22

    Indiana Intellectual Property Litigation: G & G Files Another Illegal Interception Lawsuit

    Indiana Intellectual Property Litigation: G & G Files Another Illegal Interception Lawsuit
    Indianapolis, Indiana - An intellectual property attorney for G & G Closed Circuit Events, LLC ("G & G") of Campbell, California initiated a lawsuit in the Southern District of Indiana alleging that Elsa Valdez and Tikal #2, Inc.,…
Rank this Week: 4763

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 953

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

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

    Kroc Center Hosts Dayton’s Spring Edition of the Bench/Bar Media Law Forum

    Kroc Center Hosts Dayton’s Spring Edition of the Bench/Bar Media Law Forum
    Yesterday, FIC partner Jeff Cox and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Newman moderated the spring edition of Dayton’s Bench/Bar Media Law Forum. For the past several years, Dayton’s legal community, media outlets, and law…
  • Apr 24

    APRIL 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    APRIL 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *   Ron Raether, Don Burton, and Chris Herman successfully brought an end to a plaintiff’s pursuit of class status in a case filed in the Central District of California. *   Last month Charlie Faruki, and David Greer…
  • Apr 21

    Optimism and Concern for the Future of Journo-Drone

    Optimism and Concern for the Future of Journo-Drone
    Over the past few years, journalists increasingly have become interested in operating unmanned aerial systems – better known as drones – to report the news. Some media organizations have predicted that drones “will be used…
Rank this Week: 2837

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Apr 24

    Kroc Center Hosts Dayton’s Spring Edition of the Bench/Bar Media Law Forum

    Kroc Center Hosts Dayton’s Spring Edition of the Bench/Bar Media Law Forum
    Yesterday, FIC partner Jeff Cox and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Newman moderated the spring edition of Dayton’s Bench/Bar Media Law Forum. For the past several years, Dayton’s legal community, media outlets, and law…
  • Apr 24

    APRIL 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    APRIL 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *   Ron Raether, Don Burton, and Chris Herman successfully brought an end to a plaintiff’s pursuit of class status in a case filed in the Central District of California. *   Last month Charlie Faruki, and David Greer…
  • Apr 21

    Optimism and Concern for the Future of Journo-Drone

    Optimism and Concern for the Future of Journo-Drone
    Over the past few years, journalists increasingly have become interested in operating unmanned aerial systems – better known as drones – to report the news. Some media organizations have predicted that drones “will be used…
Rank this Week: 2644

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/
  • Apr 24

    RadioShack Trademark Up For Sale; Even This One Has Goodwill

    RadioShack Trademark Up For Sale; Even This One Has Goodwill
    So much for being mercilessly gouged for obscure cords and batteries in sketchy strip malls across the country.  According to its website, RadioShack “is a leading national retailer of innovative technology products and…
  • Apr 23

    WILLIE NELSON TO ROLL HIS OWN BRAND OF POT

    WILLIE NELSON TO ROLL HIS OWN BRAND OF POT
    Monday (4-20) was the unofficial holiday of stoners. With the legalization of pot in certain states, a new crop of trademarks and celebrity endorsements are growing. The latest addition is Willie Nelson, who announced he will introduce…
  • Apr 21

    The Hillary Clinton Brand

    The Hillary Clinton Brand
    Can a name, even a famous politician’s name, serve as a trademark? Any person’s name, without more, is not a trademark. A trademark must serve as a source indicator for goods or services. A person’s name simply identifies a…
Rank this Week: 1621

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    TTAB vs. Federal Court vs. State Court

    TTAB vs. Federal Court vs. State Court
    Deciding to go to court over a trademark dispute is intimidating enough, and then your attorney tells you that you have three different avenues in which to bring your lawsuit. Or, if you find yourself on the other side of this situation, now…
  • Apr 23

    New Net Neutrality Rules under Legal and Congressional Scrutiny

    New Net Neutrality Rules under Legal and Congressional Scrutiny
    New Net Neutrality rules were approved by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) on February 26, 2015. On April 13, 2015, the rules were published on the Federal Register (see…
  • Apr 3

    Patent Trolls and the Innovation Act of 2015

    Patent Trolls and the Innovation Act of 2015
    We live in a very litigious society. Each year more and more patent infringement suits are filed. Some say that the over use or abuse of filing patent lawsuits clogs patent process. There are entities that profit from the threat of…
Rank this Week: 5072

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

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

    Brewing Up Some IP

    Brewing Up Some IP
    With so many new microbreweries popping up in Sacramento, the Bay Area, and the Greater San Diego area, I felt compelled to write the present piece for the benefit of the aspiring, as well as the established, microbrew entrepreneur. These…
  • Apr 17

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent
    Enablement is the requirement that a patent teach a person skilled in the art (the field of the invention) how to make and use the invention without undue experimentation. In other words, a patent must describe the invention clearly enough so…
  • Apr 13

    Move Over Vanna White, Here Comes Marion Barry’s Kidney

    Move Over Vanna White, Here Comes Marion Barry’s Kidney
    In 2008, former Mayor of Washington, D.C., and then council member Marion Barry became ill with a kidney disease. To survive the illness, Mr. Barry required a kidney transplant, and one of his friends, Ms. Kim Dickens, came to his aid and…
Rank this Week: 880

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

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

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

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

    Have you taken appropriate measures to ensure your intellectual property is secure?
    If manufacturing or selling goods in China is part of your current or future business strategy, it is not too early to ensure protection of your intellectual property in China. On May 8, Porter Wright is holding half-day seminar titled…
  • Apr 15

    Frist Tech Seminar Series focuses on big data

    Frist Tech Seminar Series focuses on big data
    Our colleague at Employer Law Report, Brian Hall, conveys his thoughts about the first installment of our 2015 Technology Seminar Series. This May 13 seminar focuses on big data, data analytics and the law: What your company needs to know…
  • Apr 14

    Who owns the photo?

    Who owns the photo?
    You may have heard about the dispute of copyright ownership over a selfie taken by a macaque in 2011. The wildlife photographer who owned the camera claimed ownership when a website published the photo without his permission. Under U.S. law,…
Rank this Week: 2479

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

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

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Photo negative. Daniel Morel, the photojournalist who was awarded $1.2 million in damages from news agencies that distributed his iconic Haiti earthquake pictures without his permission after he posted those pictures on Twitter, will not be…
  • Apr 21

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Home(page) renovation. In an effort to encourage return visits from the 150 million Internet users who visit Twitter every month without signing in, the social media giant has revamped its home page. Now, instead of just “a background…
  • Apr 9

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Searching social. At long last, tweets will appear in Google search results as soon as they’re sent, as the result of a deal that the two Internet giants recently struck. As part of its efforts to increase user growth and attract more…
Rank this Week: 2884

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

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

    Business Litigation: Differences between employees and contractor

    Business Litigation: Differences between employees and contractor
    News that Uber drivers in California were claiming to be employees rather than self-employed contractors caught my attention this week because the ramifications for many modern business models could be huge as this bizjounals article points…
  • Apr 20

    Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg bits back in Internet.org India row

    Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg bits back in Internet.org India row
    Zuckerberg reportedly argued in a blog post that Internet.org’s basic free services were not incompatible with net neutrality – the principle that all web services should be equally accessible. “We fully support net…
  • Apr 17

    Copyright laws UK: how do they apply to the music industry?

    Copyright laws UK: how do they apply to the music industry?
    Percy Sledge, the well-known R&B singer, who is reputed to have written the song “When a Man Loves a Woman” died this week. While Sledge had a long and illustrious career in the music industry, his later works never reached…
Rank this Week: 4747

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Apr 24

    Australian FEDERAL COURT FINDS ROTTEN CONDUCT IN COLES' 'FRESHLY BAKED' CLAIMS TO THE TUNE OF $2.5 MILLION

    Australian FEDERAL COURT FINDS ROTTEN CONDUCT IN COLES' 'FRESHLY BAKED' CLAIMS TO THE TUNE OF $2.5 MILLION
    By Melinda Upton and Matthew Evans  The Federal Court has ordered Coles Supermarkets to pay a $2.5 million AUD penalty for making false and misleading claims regarding its bakery range in contravention of section 18 of the Australian…
  • Apr 16

    UPDATE: .SUCKS CEO SPEAKS

    UPDATE: .SUCKS CEO SPEAKS
    By James Stewart and David Kramer Following the publication of the article titled .SUCKS: A Questionable Future?, posted on April 13, 2015, the author received an unsolicited email from John Berard, CEO of Vox Populi Registry, Ltd.…
  • Apr 13

    A Questionable Future for .SUCKS Domain Names?

    A Questionable Future for .SUCKS Domain Names?
    By James Stewart  In response to a veritable deluge of concerns from brand owners over the .SUCKS domain name registry’s pricing structure, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) sent a letter…
Rank this Week: 3818

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Apr 24

    Could you patent a human clone?

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

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

    What is wrong with John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden
    This week, comedian John Oliver landed a huge journalistic exclusive when he travelled to Russia to interview none other than Edward Snowden. Here is the clip, but bizarrely it cannot be viewed in the UK at the time of writing, so fire up…
  • Apr 8

    European Court decides about linking to infringing materials (or does it?)

    European Court decides about linking to infringing materials (or does it?)
    It has been often remarked in these pages that we seem to be going back in time when it comes to copyright case law. In particular, the fact that the Court of Justice of the European Union continues to decide cases about linking seems to me…
Rank this Week: 2314

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Apr 24

    USPTO Launches Automated Patent Application Alert Service

    USPTO Launches Automated Patent Application Alert Service
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has launched a new tool that helps interested parties monitor pending patent applications and receive alerts when applications of interest are published. The Patent Application Alert…
  • Apr 21

    What is “patent misuse”?

    What is “patent misuse”?
    “Patent misuse” is perhaps one of the most “misused” phrases in patent law. When faced with a patent lawsuit or even just a cease-and-desist letter, accused infringers who disagree with the patent holder’s…
  • Apr 8

    Lessons in licensing: the definitions matter

    Lessons in licensing: the definitions matter
    When drafting and negotiating a license agreement, it’s tempting for the parties to simply use definitions and so-called “standard” paragraphs that are taken from previous agreements. This can be risky. Even…
Rank this Week: 1287

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

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

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

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

    A Love Letter to the National Association of Broadcaster

    A Love Letter to the National Association of Broadcaster
    Have you ever had those moments in life where everything seems to align? I am talking about those moments when you can feel a definite shift in the universe. This feeling is as real as if you are standing on one of those moving sidewalks in…
  • Apr 10

    You Can Tell Everyone This is Your Work Made for Hire

    You Can Tell Everyone This is Your Work Made for Hire
    I can barely contain myself. I am going to see Sir Elton John in Las Vegas! For those that do not know, I am a huge Elton fan. I am such a big fan this might be my 14th Elton concert. No judgment. Growing up, my parents enrolled me in piano…
Rank this Week: 2055

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Apr 24

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/24/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/24/15
    5 Seriously Dumb Myths About Copyright the Media Should Stop Repeating — John Degen kicks us off this Friday with a provocative and entertaining look at some of the common criticisms of copyright and authors’ rights. Judiciary…
  • Apr 22

    Copyright and Trade

    Copyright and Trade
    Last Thursday, Senators Hatch and Wyden and Representative Ryan introduced the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, commonly referred to as Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA. The bill provides a…
  • Apr 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/17/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/17/15
    Hatch, Wyden and Ryan Introduce Trade Promotion Authority Legislation — “The bill establishes new trade-negotiating objectives that reflect today’s economic challenges, including measures to combat currency manipulation, and…
Rank this Week: 4609

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Damages for Infringement of Database Rights: Intercity Telecom Ltd v Solanki

    Damages for Infringement of Database Rights: Intercity Telecom Ltd v Solanki
    Jane Lambert The first claimant. Intercity Telecom Limited ("Intercity"), is one of the largest independent communications service providers in UK. The second, Modern Operations Limited ("Modern"). employs…
  • Mar 7

    Ah but what if you can't afford to litigate in this super court?

    Ah but what if you can't afford to litigate in this super court?
    I always enjoy going to court in the Rolls Building. It is a great improvement on the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand or even the new Civil Justice Centres in Liverpool and Manchester. But this court is expensive to run which is why HM…
  • Mar 3

    An Escrow Case at Last - Filmflex Movies Ltd v Piksel Ltd

    An Escrow Case at Last - Filmflex Movies Ltd v Piksel Ltd
    In my early years at the Bar I did a lot of work for John Morris who was in-house legal advisor to the NCC (National Computing Centre). The NCC had been established in 1966 as an autonomous not-for-profit organization, to be the…
Rank this Week: 938

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

Covers strategic brand planning and foundation with commentary on trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, making a brand famous, confronting online infringement and cybersquatting, and licensing a trademark. By Justin Clark.

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 1696

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark

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

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

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, a recent decision partially granting plaintiff's attorneys fees motion, indicated that plaintiff has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees... so far.April 3, 2015, Decision [Ed. note. Is it just me, or don't…
  • Apr 1

    Arista v Grooveshark trial set to begin April 27th

    Arista v Grooveshark trial set to begin April 27th
    A trial date has been set in one of the Grooveshark cases, Arista v. Escape Media. The trial will begin Monday, April 27th, in the courtroom of Judge Thomas P. Griesa, room 26B, at the federal courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, New York…
Rank this Week: 1037