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MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    USPTO Reduces Certain Trademark Filing Fee

    USPTO Reduces Certain Trademark Filing Fee
    By: Tom Dunn On January 17, 2015, the USPTO reduced certain trademark filing fees and introduced a new electronic application filing option. The fee for both the TEAS Plus application and the TEAS Regular application are reduced by $50. The…
  • Jan 29

    Action Item for Smaller Reporting Companies – Update Review of Internal Controls to COSO 2013

    Action Item for Smaller Reporting Companies – Update Review of Internal Controls to COSO 2013
    By: Daniele Ouellette Levy  In response to the requirements of SOX 404, a majority of public companies adopted the 1992 framework prepare by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) to assess the…
  • Jan 28

    In Honor of Data Privacy Day, MBBP’s Data Privacy “Bell Ringers”

    In Honor of Data Privacy Day, MBBP’s Data Privacy “Bell Ringers”
    Happy Data Privacy Day! Information and data are everywhere. Indeed, as of 2010, it was noted that “every two days, we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.” And as information and…
Rank this Week: 4038

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

Tips and commentary for individuals accused of civil liability for Internet activities. By Benjamin Justus.

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Jan 29

    50 More Does Sued by Dallas Buyers Club in Seattle Federal Court

    50 More Does Sued by Dallas Buyers Club in Seattle Federal Court
    Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has just filed two new copyright infringement lawsuits against a total of 50 Does in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The allegations of the complaints are virtually identical to those…
  • Jan 22

    100 Does Sued for Online Infringement of PLM Software

    100 Does Sued for Online Infringement of PLM Software
    Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against 100 anonymous Doe parties, alleging infringement of various forms of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for which Siemens holds copyrights. The…
  • Jan 21

    Dallas Buyers Club returns with BitTorrent lawsuits in Texa

    Dallas Buyers Club returns with BitTorrent lawsuits in Texa
      Nationwide copyright enforcer Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has made a return to filing several new matters in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, starting with a round filed in late November 2014 and others just this…
Rank this Week: 1887

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 4737

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jan 29

    Even under BRI, A Wired-Connection is not “Wireless”

    Even under BRI, A Wired-Connection is not “Wireless”
    by Dennis Crouch In re Imes (Fed. Cir. 2015) The Federal Circuit has again rejected USPTO’s broadest reasonable claim construction as unduly broad.  The Federal Circuit here maintains the BRI standard, but suggests that more…
  • Jan 28

    Opportunity for Latino Law Students Interested in Intellectual Property

    Opportunity for Latino Law Students Interested in Intellectual Property
    By Jason Rantanen The Hispanic National Bar Association and Microsoft are once again sponsoring their week-long HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI).  One of my students participated in the 2013 IPLI and raved about…
  • Jan 27

    A Constitutional Challenge to Inter Partes Review

    A Constitutional Challenge to Inter Partes Review
    by Dennis Crouch The America Invents Act (AIA) created a set of new administrative review procedures (IPR, PGR, CPR) that allow third-parties to challenge already issued patents.  This new approach takes a power that was…
Rank this Week: 2569

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

Discusses legal and policy issues in the software freedom community, with occasional interviews. By Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler.

http://faif.us/
  • Jan 29

    0x54: Carol Smith at LCA 2015

    0x54: Carol Smith at LCA 2015
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:35) Bradley encourages those who attend FOSDEM 2015 to attend sign up to attend the Supporter Night Event on 30 January 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. Segment 1 (00:50:11) More Show notes for this one…
  • Dec 30

    0x53: Can Plagiarism Happen Under Copyleft?

    0x53: Can Plagiarism Happen Under Copyleft?
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:37) Please donate to to send Dan to a conference. There's a progress bar on faif.us now. You can also donate to support Software Freedom Conservancy, where Bradley and Karen work, by becoming…
  • Dec 24

    0x52: Legal Issues from a Radical Community Angle

    0x52: Legal Issues from a Radical Community Angle
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:35) Karen and Bradley introduce the talk. Segment 1 (00:02:38) Stefano Zacchiroli's talk entitled Legal issues from a radical community angle . You can watch the video instead of listening…
Rank this Week: 3633

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 2060

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/
  • Jan 29

    Patent Reform to be introduced in House next week

    Patent Reform to be introduced in House next week
    Multiple sources have confirmed that House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), will soon introduce the latest round of patent reform legislation in the United States House of Representatives. The bill, which will…
  • Jan 29

    National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductee

    National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductee
    The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), announced the 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees, all of whom have changed the world through human, social and/or…
  • Jan 29

    Halo v. Pulse – Progress on Willful Infringement Law at Risk?

    Halo v. Pulse – Progress on Willful Infringement Law at Risk?
    While there are several facets of willful infringement law that the Halo concurrence would have the full court reconsider, the one that could have the greatest impact, and potentially unwind the patent reform gains made by Seagate, is the…
Rank this Week: 4878

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
  • Jan 29

    Patent Reform to be introduced in House next week

    Patent Reform to be introduced in House next week
    Multiple sources have confirmed that House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), will soon introduce the latest round of patent reform legislation in the United States House of Representatives. The bill, which will…
  • Jan 29

    National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductee

    National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductee
    The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), announced the 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees, all of whom have changed the world through human, social and/or…
  • Jan 29

    Halo v. Pulse – Progress on Willful Infringement Law at Risk?

    Halo v. Pulse – Progress on Willful Infringement Law at Risk?
    While there are several facets of willful infringement law that the Halo concurrence would have the full court reconsider, the one that could have the greatest impact, and potentially unwind the patent reform gains made by Seagate, is the…
Rank this Week: 4173

Reasonable Balance

Reasonable Balance

Covers copyright and music. By Nancy Prager.

http://nancyprager.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark
    In the past few years I’ve become a fan of Taylor Swift. Perhaps not of her music, but the way she handles her career and her life.  Standing up to Spotify and the paltry royalty rates it pays was just … Continue reading…
  • Jan 21

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.
    Today is a momentus day. It’s the second inauguration of Barak Obama, the first African-American President of the United States.  Today is also the day on which we honor the memory and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the…
  • Jul 20

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard
    The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (the “PRO-IP Act”) enhanced civil and criminal penalties for intellectual property infringement as well as established the Intellectual Property Enforcement…
Rank this Week: 1228

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Jan 29

    What the Sony Hack Means for the Entertainment Industry

    What the Sony Hack Means for the Entertainment Industry
    The unprecedented hack that cost Sony millions of dollars[1] and compromised more than 11 terabytes of internal company data[2] this past November is all the entertainment industry has been talking about for the past several months. So what…
  • Jan 28

    Are Shark Tank Investors Drowning Dreams?

    Are Shark Tank Investors Drowning Dreams?
    Shark Tank is ABC’s hit series that features aspiring entrepreneurs negotiating with investors for stakes in the entrepreneurs’ start-up businesses. The entrepreneurs stand before a panel of investors, and have the opportunity to…
  • Jan 27

    Why Simon Pegg is the Perfect Screenwriter for ‘Star Trek 3′

    Why Simon Pegg is the Perfect Screenwriter for ‘Star Trek 3′
    The modern Star Trek franchise has been one of the most popular, commercially sought after and financially successful franchises of the last fifteen years, and it’s no secret as to why. First of all, it’s a remake, and in case you…
Rank this Week: 1896

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jan 29

    Urheberrecht: Abgaben auf Smartphones ab 2010

    Urheberrecht: Abgaben auf Smartphones ab 2010
    Wer in der Schweiz ein iPhone oder ein anderes Smartphone nutzt, muss definitiv pauschale Urheberrechtsabgaben bezahlen und zwar bis zu 12 Rappen pro GB an Speicherkapazität. Gemäss einer entsprechenden Medienmitteilung der…
  • Jan 28

    Anwaltskollegen und ein Stück Brot im Markenregister

    Anwaltskollegen und ein Stück Brot im Markenregister
    Beim Stöbern im Markenregister stösst man immer wieder auf bemerkenswerte Fundstücke. Ein aktuelles Beispiel – via MarkenBlog – ist eine Bildmarke, die ein herzförmiges Stück Brot vor einem grauen…
  • Jan 26

    Popcorn Time: Legales Streaming? Illegales Filesharing?

    Popcorn Time: Legales Streaming? Illegales Filesharing?
    Die App Popcorn Time, inzwischen in verschiedenen Varianten für alle gängigen Betriebssysteme erhältlich, erschliesst eine riesige Auswahl an Fernsehserien und Filmen – benutzerfreundlich, in guter Qualität und…
Rank this Week: 1948

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/
  • Jan 29

    AWS-3 Auction Closes After Two Months of Bidding

    AWS-3 Auction Closes After Two Months of Bidding
    FCC rakes in record receipts. The FCC finally brought down the closing gavel for the AWS-3 auction (that would be Auction 97 for those of you who keep track of such things) on January 29. The auction began on November 13, took breaks for four…
  • Jan 29

    Looking for Protection in the Repack? Get Those Facilities Licensed by May 29, 2015

    Looking for Protection in the Repack? Get Those Facilities Licensed by May 29, 2015
    Media Bureau announces “Pre-Auction Licensing Deadline” by which full power and Class A TV facilities must be licensed to be eligible for protection when the repack happens. If you’re a full power or Class A TV licensee and…
  • Jan 28

    Update: More New AWS-3 Rules Now In Effect

    Update: More New AWS-3 Rules Now In Effect
    Last year we reported on the adoption of new service rules governing AWS-3 spectrum use. And as we also reported a couple of months later, those rules took effect in July, 2014, except for a handful of provisions that had to be run through…
Rank this Week: 3285

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Financial Product Price Quote Patent Invalid Under Alice

    Financial Product Price Quote Patent Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendants' motions to dismiss plaintiff's infringement action for lack of patentable subject matter and found the abstract idea in plaintiff's financial product price quote patent was not limited by an inventive concept.…
  • Jan 28

    Infringement Contentions May Not Qualify Priority Date With “No Later Than”

    Infringement Contentions May Not Qualify Priority Date With “No Later Than”
    The court granted defendant's motion to strike plaintiff's infringement contentions regarding an open-ended priority date. "[Plaintiff] asserts that 'each asserted claim of the patents-in-suit [is] entitled to a priority date no later than…
  • Jan 27

    Expert’s “Petal-Plucking Exercise” Warrants Exclusion of Comparable License

    Expert’s “Petal-Plucking Exercise” Warrants Exclusion of Comparable License
    The court granted defendants' motion to exclude the testimony of plaintiff's damages expert regarding non-comparable licenses. "[The expert's] thinking here is hard to follow. She identifies five documents as the core of the market analysis…
Rank this Week: 1165

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Jan 29

    Help Support Arts Education

    Help Support Arts Education
    With a new Senate underway, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) may undergo some unpopular changes, particularly when it comes to arts education.  New Senate education committee chairman, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), has…
  • Jan 16

    Michael Sydney Moore

    Michael Sydney Moore
    Michael Sydney Moore is a 23-year-old Oil Painter from London. His work is centered around high-realism in portraiture. ‘I do not believe there is any dichotomy present in the idea that an almost perfect rendition of the human form can…
  • Jan 16

    Grégoire A. Meyer

    Grégoire A. Meyer
    Grégoire A. Meyer is a London based artist who uses digital illustrations to create distortions of the human form. He uses digital techniques involving shiny metallic components, shattered glass, and splashes of water that add a…
Rank this Week: 1775

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
  • Jan 29

    Court Denies Attorneys’ Fees to Defendant Securing Stipulation of Dismissal With Prejudice

    Court Denies Attorneys’ Fees to Defendant Securing Stipulation of Dismissal With Prejudice
     In a January 26, 2015 ruling, Judge Katherine Polk Failla refused to award attorneys’ fees to a defendant in a copyright case who secured a stipulation of dismissal with prejudice early in the case. The Court did find that the…
  • Jan 15

    Court Denies Summary Judgment Because of Factual Dispute Between Expert

    Court Denies Summary Judgment Because of Factual Dispute Between Expert
    In a January 14, 2015 ruling, Judge Coleen McMahon denied summary judgment in this patent infringement action because of the parties’ experts’ conflicting testimony. The Court wrote:In sum, the two sides’ experts differ on…
  • Aug 6

    Enjoy the Summer!

    Enjoy the Summer!
    We are on hiatus until September.  There will be new posts starting then.
Rank this Week: 2000

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Who Needs the Lombardi When There is the Clio

    Who Needs the Lombardi When There is the Clio
    It’s the week before Super Bowl, the week when I can’t look at my Twitter feed.  Why?  Well because I follow Ad Age, Adweek, the Minneapolis Egotist, and enough of you creative folks that my feed has been inundated with…
  • Jan 28

    Would You Feel Friendly Toward Freddy?

    Would You Feel Friendly Toward Freddy?
    As the brand manager or trademark counsel for Friendly’s, would you be friendly toward Freddy’s? I remember the Friendly’s restaurant chain when we lived in Columbia, Maryland, back in the days when I clerked for a Senior…
  • Jan 26

    The NFL’s Super Bowl Trademark Nonsense

    The NFL’s Super Bowl Trademark Nonsense
    It’s that time of year again. Time to tiptoe around and avoid use of or make any reference to the Super Bowl. Whoops. Anyway, we’ve discussed this phenomenon before: Insuring a Great Super Bowl Trademark Fight Fair Use of Super…
Rank this Week: 4364

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
  • Jan 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-28
    CSE tracks millions of downloads daily: Snowden documents http://t.co/zUq0Phn9lD -> Taylor Swift threatened with nude photos after her Twitter, Instagram hacked http://t.co/xecVCYQi83 -> More IP books for review http://t.co/eckZeuCSPC…
  • Jan 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-27
    Germany's privacy leaders gather to discuss suspending US Safe Harbor http://t.co/NlFQvrLR5r -> N.Y. AG Seeks To Have the ‘Strongest, Most Comprehensive’ Data Security Law in Nation http://t.co/nw8Fio5miI -> Spanish…
  • Jan 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-26
    China Strengthens Law Against Copyright Infringement http://t.co/zNWer86qEP -> California Appeal Looms over Sirius Copyright Fight http://t.co/55729l9dGw -> Italy Launches Largest Ever Pirate Site Blockade http://t.co/vB69CzV0x9 ->…
Rank this Week: 1692

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: 3236

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Jan 29

    Workshop am 30.01.2015 in Halle

    Workshop am 30.01.2015 in Halle
    Diesen Freitag halte ich einen Workshop in Halle an der Burg Giebichenstein. Es geht um eine Einführung in das Recht des geistigen Eigentums für Kreative. Falls Sie teilnehmen wollen, melden Sie sich einfach kurz vorab bei mir.
  • Jan 28

    Fehlende Herstellerkennzeichnung bei Elektrogeräten: abmahnfähig?

    Fehlende Herstellerkennzeichnung bei Elektrogeräten: abmahnfähig?
    Die Hersteller von Elektrogeräten müssen auf den jeweiligen Geräten genannt werden, so will es das ElektroG. Denn nur so kann sichergestellt werden, dass die Entsorgungskosten der Geräte korrekt umgelegt werden. Ob eine…
  • Jan 26

    Intellectual Asset Management

    Intellectual Asset Management
    Die Firma Anaqua hat mir ihre Datenbanken vorgestellt. Die dahinter liegende Idee gefällt mir: Im Kern bietet die Firma eine IP-Management-Software, also Aktenführung, Fristenüberwachung etc. Der Mehrwert der Entwicklung ist,…
Rank this Week: 1482

Inventive Step

Inventive Step

Discusses patent law issues and strategies.

http://inventivestep.net
  • Jan 29

    Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar Review

    Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar Review
    A Total Workout for the Body With the exponential growth of urban population showing no signs of plateauing any time soon, the demands on the average person’s domestic space grow weightier year on year.  Since the economic…
  • Jan 25

    Best Resistance Bands – With Resistance Bands Review

    Best Resistance Bands – With Resistance Bands Review
    A tube, flat, or loop resistance band? Fit tube or clip tube?  Exercises or therapy bands, or fitness tubing? I know, this is all very confusing. Deciding which one to buy can be very tricky due to all those unfamiliar terms and…
  • Jan 25

    Recumbent Bike Reviews – The Best Exercise Recumbent Bike

    Recumbent Bike Reviews – The Best Exercise Recumbent Bike
    Stationary exercise bikes have fast become a major part of home fitness today.  In recent years the number of people considering using stationary bicycles has soared but it has meant more people have been able to afford these fitness…
Rank this Week: 1501

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Copyright policy and the right to science and culture

    Copyright policy and the right to science and culture
    A report entitled 'Copyright policy and the right to science and culture' authored by  the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Farida Shaheed has been released (download it here, ref A/HRC/28/57 ).The document…
  • Jan 27

    IP policies in Africa no.50: Togo

    IP policies in Africa no.50: Togo
    Togo is listed as one of the countries in which WIPO was involved in the IP policy formulation process in the 2010/2011 biennium (see WIPO report here). No further information is publicly available about the current status of this process. As…
  • Jan 25

    IP and Legacy Projects - Indians Can't Fly and other

    IP and Legacy Projects - Indians Can't Fly and other
    The world of IP is fascinating because it is omnipresent. Whether it is your coffee in the morning, your transport to work, the phone you communicate with, the doctor’s prescription, your daily work or read, there are intellectual…
Rank this Week: 3356

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/
  • Jan 28

    DEA Creates Massive Database of License Plate

    DEA Creates Massive Database of License Plate
    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is operating a national program to form a database vehicle license plates coordinated with other law enforcement agencies, according to a recent American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Freedom of…
  • Jan 28

    Does Waze Put Lives at Risk?

    Does Waze Put Lives at Risk?
    Need to know if there’s a police officer ahead on your drive? There’s an app for that! In 2010, Apple trademarked the phrase “There’s an app for that”, implying Apple’s App Store offers an app for virtually…
  • Jan 28

    Navigating the Security of Police Tracking – the Waze App

    Navigating the Security of Police Tracking – the Waze App
    Humans have found a myriad of ways to use technology to ease the sting of pesky inconveniences. We have apps that let you turn off your stove. Apps that control your tv when you lose the remote, and apps to pay for your latte when you forget…
Rank this Week: 1157

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jan 28

    Proving willful infringement harder than ever

    Proving willful infringement harder than ever
    Bottom line: Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014) suggests that substantial arguments presented during litigation (i.e., post litigation) for invalidity of a patent may be used as a defense to willful patent…
  • Jan 16

    Continued vague guidance on patentability of software

    Continued vague guidance on patentability of software
    Bottom line: In Ultramercial v. Hulu (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit continued to provide vague guidance as to the patentability of software, specifically, whether a claimed invention is an unpatentable abstract idea.  The Federal…
  • Jan 13

    Best vehicle for broadening patent protection

    Best vehicle for broadening patent protection
    Bottom line: Filing a continuing patent application is the best vehicle for broadening patent protection (i.e., patent’s claim), not reissue patent applications.  In a broadening reissue patent application, the patent’s…
Rank this Week: 3875

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jan 28

    Why Did The Supreme Court GVR The Shire Lialda Case?

    Why Did The Supreme Court GVR The Shire Lialda Case?
    On January 26, 2015, the Supreme Court granted certiorari, vacated, and remanded Shire Development LLC v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to the Federal Circuit “for further consideration in light of Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.,…
  • Jan 26

    Validity Of Sequenom Patent Still To Be Decided

    Validity Of Sequenom Patent Still To Be Decided
    Although Sequenom has settled its dispute over U.S. Patent 6,258,540 with some parties (as I noted here), its case against Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. remains active. Thus, we all should be waiting with bated breath to see whether the Federal…
  • Jan 21

    Supreme Court Calls For Some Deference In Claim Construction Standard Of Review

    Supreme Court Calls For Some Deference In Claim Construction Standard Of Review
    On January 20, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., finding that the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure call for some deference in the claim construction standard of review. In…
Rank this Week: 3846

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • Jan 28

    Grammy Tickets, Duped Trademark Attorney, Cash, And Trademark Infringement

    Grammy Tickets, Duped Trademark Attorney, Cash, And Trademark Infringement
    This is not your ordinary trademark infringement case. It involves Grammy Awards ceremony tickets, allegedly sold by now ex-Recording Academy member and trademark attorney – Matthew Blakely – to alleged swindler and trademark infringer…
  • Jan 26

    Sam Smith To Pay Tom Petty Copyright Royalties For "Stay With Me" Song

    Sam Smith To Pay Tom Petty Copyright Royalties For "Stay With Me" Song
    Sam Smith's hit song "Stay With Me" was reportedly the subject of a copyright dispute with Tom Petty claiming that it infringed his "I Won't Back Down" hit song. Here's a third party's analysis and comparison of the two…
  • Jul 15

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement

    Karaoke Bar Fight! Elohim EPF & Ratt Sue Numerous Bars For Copyright Infringement
    The U.S. music sub-publisher of Korean music publishers has filed copyright infringement lawsuits against several karaoke bars in Los Angeles and Korea town. I’m not sure how popular the 80’s glam-metal-hair-band Ratt is in Korean karaoke…
Rank this Week: 1279

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    PTAB picks broadest definition of "secured" among those offered by Examiner and Applicant

    PTAB picks broadest definition of "secured" among those offered by Examiner and Applicant
    Takeaway: In an ex parte reexamination of a patent on a rolling tool cabinet, both the Applicant and the Examiner made extensive use of dictionary definitions to interpret the claim term "secured." The Applicant asserted the prior art…
  • Jan 26

    Taking allowable subject matter during the appeal proce

    Taking allowable subject matter during the appeal proce
    At any time during appeal, an Applicant with an indication of allowable subject matter can accept the allowable subject matter and back out of the appeal. To do this, the Applicant should file an Amendment under § 41.33 that rewrites the…
  • Jan 23

    Taking allowable subject matter during the appeal proce

    Taking allowable subject matter during the appeal proce
    The Applicant in Ex parte Riley (PTAB 2014) went to appeal in 2012 with all claims rejected. In the Appeal Brief, the Applicant argued each of the three independent claims, as well as dependent claims 3, 4, 10, 15, 16-17, and 20. The Examiner…
Rank this Week: 4031

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
  • Jan 28

    The Supreme Court Sets the Standard of Review in Claim Construction- Teva v. Sandoz

    The Supreme Court Sets the Standard of Review in Claim Construction- Teva v. Sandoz
    This addresses a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on a somewhat esoteric topic of whether claim construction is only an issue of law for the trial court to decide which is renewed fresh by the appeals court or also involves issues of fact…
  • Jan 22

    Are You Protected By Your Confidentiality Agreement?

    Are You Protected By Your Confidentiality Agreement?
    Some companies may enter into confidentiality agreements or nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) at the onset of a business relationship and do little else to protect the information. This discusses a court’s opinion about what companies…
  • Jan 7

    Original Patent Requirement is Applied by the CAFC

    Original Patent Requirement is Applied by the CAFC
    This opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) touches on a principle involved in reissue patent applications. Antares Pharma, Inc. v. Medac Pharma Inc. (Fed. Cir. November 17, 2014). This was a patent infringement…
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IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
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The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jan 28

    Be Mindful of Your Ability to Copy Street Art

    Be Mindful of Your Ability to Copy Street Art
    Mark Anthony Miller is a Brooklyn street artist, known as CAM, whose works can be seen in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. His work is often inspired by stained glasses, as could be seen last year in the Always be Mindful of your Ability…
  • Jan 28

    New animal selfie ALERT!

    New animal selfie ALERT!
    a camera hogging koalaLast weekend staff at Edinburgh Zoo have managed to get a series of selfies from Koala bears which have surfaced online and in the press - and some other species also managed to get  in on the act with selfie's from…
  • Jan 27

    Zimmer in the frame over movie claim, Smith moves on with Stay With Me

    Zimmer in the frame over movie claim, Smith moves on with Stay With Me
    Now there's that old saying isn't there - "where there's a hit - there's a writ" and whilst this blogger often spies claims of plagiarism, sampling and sometimes even downright copying which usually result in at least the threat of a lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 1588

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/
  • Jan 28

    High Time to Revisit the First Sale Doctrine: Omega S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation

    High Time to Revisit the First Sale Doctrine: Omega S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation
    By Chris Ferrell Normally, James Bond is the fictional MI6 spy who subdues international chaos before it starts. However, James Bond has yet to stop the decade-long battle between Omega S.A. and Costco Wholesale Corporation. Neither side has…
  • Jan 26

    SCOTUS Hears Challenge to Colorado Law Regulating E-Commerce Transaction

    SCOTUS Hears Challenge to Colorado Law Regulating E-Commerce Transaction
    By Craig Henson The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard argument in a case that could have far-reaching implications for online retailers and their customers. On December 8, 2014, the Court heard oral argument in Direct Marketing Association v.…
  • Jan 23

    The Hidden StingRay Within the Murky Waters of Surveillance

    The Hidden StingRay Within the Murky Waters of Surveillance
    Law enforcement use of IMSI catchers and their insidious efforts to hide it. By Miriam Swedlow Thanks to NPR’s radio program, Serial, thousands of Americans now know that a person’s movements can be verified by following the…
Rank this Week: 3008

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Discusses patent law cases and patent portfolio management for start-ups.

http://piersonpatentlaw.com/Blog/
  • Jan 28

    A Houston Patent Attorney’s Review of PLAS-PAK INDUSTRIES, INC. v. Sulzer Mixpac AG.

    A Houston Patent Attorney’s Review of PLAS-PAK INDUSTRIES, INC. v. Sulzer Mixpac AG.
    Intended purposes arguments are alive and well!   In this case Sulzer Mixpac Ag owns patent number 7,815, 384, which is directed towards a device for mixing and dispensing Multi-components paints. A representative independent claim is…
  • Jan 22

    A Texas Patent Attorney’s Overview of Patent Damage

    A Texas Patent Attorney’s Overview of Patent Damage
    The main reason why people obtain patents (other than being inspired by Shark Tank) is to stop someone else from making the same product, and if someone else makes the same product to be able to recover damages. Patent laws require that the…
  • Jan 22

    IN RE THE NEWBRIDGE CUTLERY COMPANY

    IN RE THE NEWBRIDGE CUTLERY COMPANY
    IN RE THE NEWBRIDGE CUTLERY COMPANY A new look at geographically descriptive marks. In this case, Irish Company Newbridge was trying to trademark the name “NEWBRIDGE HOME”, where products were designed out of Newbridge,…
Rank this Week: 1633

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Jan 28

    Morocco Recognizes European Patents as National Patent

    Morocco Recognizes European Patents as National Patent
    Users of the European patent system will soon be able to validate their applications and EPO granted patents outside the European Patent Organization. Morocco will become the first non-member country of the EPO to validate the legal effects…
  • Jan 23

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
    Good morning, roundup readers. We have had a busy week here at inovia and compiled the latest headlines in foreign patent filing for your consideration. Please read on for the latest news: The European Patent Office (EPO) released initial…
  • Jan 22

    Record Patent Filings Reported at the EPO

    Record Patent Filings Reported at the EPO
    The European Patent Office (EPO) received over 273,000 patent filings last year, an increase of 3% from 2013, and the highest recorded numbers in the organizations history. Please note that these are still rough figures, as the final report…
Rank this Week: 5011

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Jan 28

    internetcases turns 10 years old today

    internetcases turns 10 years old today
    Ten years ago today, somewhat on a whim, yet to fulfill a need I saw for discussion about the law of the internet in the “blogosphere” (a term we loved dearly back then), I launched internetcases. What started out as a one-page…
  • Jan 27

    Best practices for providers of goods and services on the Internet of Thing

    Best practices for providers of goods and services on the Internet of Thing
    Today the United States Federal Trade Commission issued a report in which it detailed a number of consumer-focused issues arising from the growing Internet of Things (IoT). Companies should pay attention to the portion of the report detailing…
  • Jan 12

    Facebook wins against alleged advertising fraudster

    Facebook wins against alleged advertising fraudster
    Defendant set up more than 70 bogus Facebook accounts and impersonated online advertising companies (including by sending Facebook falsified bank records) to obtain an advertising credit line from Facebook. He ran more than $340,000 worth of…
Rank this Week: 2430

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/
  • Jan 28

    Can I Make Audiobooks for Private Use?

    Can I Make Audiobooks for Private Use?
    Dear Rich: Is it legal to borrow a book from my local library, make my own homemade audiobook, return the book afterwards, and keep the audio files I produced? I only want to make audiobooks for my own personal research and study, but I don't…
  • Jan 26

    Nonprofit Wants to Translate Screenplay

    Nonprofit Wants to Translate Screenplay
    Dear Rich: I'm the director of a small amateur nonprofit theatre company that puts on plays in Italian. We're planning our next production, and we want to adapt a movie screenplay into a stage play. This would involve translating the…
  • Jan 23

    Wants to Control Use of Video and Photos of Workshop

    Wants to Control Use of Video and Photos of Workshop
    Dear Rich: I work for an environmental non-profit and I have a question about how to handle photos and videos at our workshops. While presenting to schools, or out in the community we sometimes have people video tape our presentation or…
Rank this Week: 1364

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/
  • Jan 28

    Travel Smart: Update Your Estate Plan Before You Travel

    Travel Smart: Update Your Estate Plan Before You Travel
    Are you planning a big trip this year? If so, you may have already began jotting down your travel to-do list to make sure that you do not miss anything for your big trip. Planning your wardrobe, checking travel arrangements and making…
  • Jan 22

    Avoid Estate Planning Mistakes to Protect Your Loved One

    Avoid Estate Planning Mistakes to Protect Your Loved One
    No one likes to think about the end of his or her life; however, it is something that we all must face. In part, we do not want to think about the loved ones that we are leaving behind when it is our time say goodbye. It is because of your…
  • Dec 1

    Looking Back… and Forward: How To Go About Giving Your Estate Plan a Year-End Review

    Looking Back… and Forward: How To Go About Giving Your Estate Plan a Year-End Review
    December 31 is quickly approaching, and many people use this time as an opportunity to reflect on the year that is nearly complete. These reflections may include new additions, losses, accomplishments or struggles. One way, though, in which…
Rank this Week: 3714

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Swedish Government forms Innovation Council

    Swedish Government forms Innovation Council
    According to a recently published article in the Swedish business journal Veckans Affärer, the Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mikael Damberg, has promised the creation of an Innovation Council during the spring of 2015…
  • Jan 21

    Is there anything morally wrong with “Je suis Charlie”?

    Is there anything morally wrong with “Je suis Charlie”?
    In continuation of the terrible terror attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, social medias were flooded with the phrase “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”) as a message of condolence, outrage and…
  • Dec 16

    The UPCA Opt-in/Pin-out scenario

    The UPCA Opt-in/Pin-out scenario
    The Unified Patent court agreement (UPCA) has been ratified in 2014 by both Denmark and Sweden, so even if the actual advent of the unitary patent and UPC is still some way off, potential patent rights holders in the two countries should…
Rank this Week: 4363

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/
  • Jan 28

    Trademark Guide to Super Bowl XLIX: NEXT GAME UP/TITLE TOWN (Patriots) v LEGION OF BOOM/THE 12’s (Seahawks)

    Trademark Guide to Super Bowl XLIX: NEXT GAME UP/TITLE TOWN (Patriots) v LEGION OF BOOM/THE 12’s (Seahawks)
    Sunday is the Super Bowl®. In addition to the football game, Super Bowl Sunday is all really about brands – teams, television networks, advertisers, celebrities, and more. For this year’s game, here is a lineup of…
  • Jan 27

    Tuesday Trademark Tip: Register domain names first

    Tuesday Trademark Tip: Register domain names first
    Before launching a new brand name or company name, register the relevant domain names. Consider a few different extensions, not just the .com. And consider some different spellings if applicable. Once you make a name public, or file a USPTO…
  • Jan 26

    In 2015, USPTO still does not have an app or mobile formatted site

    In 2015, USPTO still does not have an app or mobile formatted site
    The USPTO is supposed to be an American symbol and repository of technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. But it is now 2015 and the USPTO website is still not available from a mobile phone (yes, there is a Beta update to the website, but…
Rank this Week: 2883

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Jan 28

    Data Privacy Day: Three Hot Button Issues in Ireland

    Data Privacy Day: Three Hot Button Issues in Ireland
    Data Privacy Day (DPD), celebrated annually on Jan. 28, is an international effort centred on “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust.” As data protection issues have moved into the sphere of broad consumer…
  • Jan 17

    DRI’s Unchanged Position on Eircode

    DRI’s Unchanged Position on Eircode
    DRI has previously outlined concerns about privacy arising from flaws in the proposed National Postcode System known as eircode. We believe that the eircode project, as currently conceived, creates significant privacy and data protection…
  • Jan 14

    How DRI Spent Your Money in 2014

    How DRI Spent Your Money in 2014
    We respect the fact that donors like to know how their money is spent, and appreciate that contributors like to see that their donations are efficiently serving the causes they give to. We were able to accomplish a huge amount in 2014 with…
Rank this Week: 2200

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jan 28

    Hitting the Road!

    Hitting the Road!
    It’s been a crazy year so far for me, and it’s going to get even more crazy because I’m hitting the road this spring! I been invited to speak at three conferences and I have The Undeniable Tour. I’m really excited to…
  • Jan 26

    Photos, the Internet, and the Law – FAQ

    Photos, the Internet, and the Law – FAQ
    I get a lot of hits on my site from people asking questions about what they can and can’t do with photos that they get from someone else that’s sent to them, texted to them, or that they find online. In many cases, the person who…
  • Jan 20

    Proposed AZ Law Would Outlaw Wearing a Disguise While Committing a Crime

    Proposed AZ Law Would Outlaw Wearing a Disguise While Committing a Crime
    The Arizona legislature is considering a law that would make it a crime to conceal your identity while breaking the law or to avoid being arrested or punished. Proposed by State Representatives Bob Thorpe, Brenda Barton, and David Livingston,…
Rank this Week: 3579

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: 3544

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/
  • Jan 28

    Swiss Style Claims: Warner Lambert v Actavi

    Swiss Style Claims: Warner Lambert v Actavi
    In Warner -Lambert Company, LLC v Actavis Group Ptc EHF and Others [2015] EWHC 72 (Pat) (21 Jan 2015) Warner-Lambert LLC applied to Mr Justice Arnold for an interim injunction in the following terms: "1, The Defendants: (a) shall…
  • Jan 24

    Court of Appeal upholds Birss J in Rihanna's Case

    Court of Appeal upholds Birss J in Rihanna's Case
    Topshop, Leeds Photo Wikipedia In Fenty and Others v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd and another  [2013] EWHC 2310 (Ch), [2013] WLR(D) 310 Mr Justice Birss gave judgment to Robyn Rihanna Fenty (better known as Rihanna) and her…
  • Jan 21

    Car Wars: Enterprise and Europcar

    Car Wars: Enterprise and Europcar
    The Rival Logos: Enterprise's to the left and Europcar's to the right In Enterprise Holdings, Inc v Europcar Group UK Ltd and another [2015] EWHC 17 (Ch) (13 Jan 2015) Enterprise Holdings Inc. ("Enterprise") sued Europcar UK…
Rank this Week: 803

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    T1748/10 : accessibilité au public d'une brochure commerciale

    T1748/10 : accessibilité au public d'une brochure commerciale
    La Chambre est convaincue que la brochure commerciale D1 a été distribuée à des membres du public avant la date de priorité du brevet en cause. En soutien à ses allégations, l'Opposante a…
  • Jan 25

    T1101/14 : signature d'un mauvais document, pas de vigilance

    T1101/14 : signature d'un mauvais document, pas de vigilance
    Le mandataire avait envoyé dans le délai prévu un courrier accompagné de requêtes et indiquant que les motifs du recours étaient joints, ce qui n'était pas le cas.  La Chambre se demande…
  • Jan 21

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Le cabinet LLR, en croissance, recherche Un ingénieur brevets confirmé (h/f)  spécialisé en mécanique  mandataire européen  qualifié en propriété…
Rank this Week: 664

IPEye

IPEye

IPEye chronicles developments in intellectual property (IP) law, innovation and startup culture in emerging economies.

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Talking Street Artistry with Guesswho

    Talking Street Artistry with Guesswho
    Editor’s Note: Active since 2012 (if her/his Facebook page is a sound indicator), anonymous Indian street artist Guesswho has taken the art world and social media by storm in recent months. Using graffiti as the preferred…
  • Jan 21

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy
    Consumer Behaviour A study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology explored the average consumer’s behaviour when purchasing items in supermarkets. The study revealed that when consumers are exposed to specific visual property,…
  • Jan 21

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy
    Consumer Behavior A study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology explored the average consumer’s behaviour when purchasing items in supermarkets. The study revealed that when consumers are exposed to specific visual property,…
Rank this Week: 1352

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

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

http://www.legaltxts.com/
Rank this Week: 3261

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    The Supreme Court Decides Trademark Tacking Case

    The Supreme Court Decides Trademark Tacking Case
    Last week the Supreme Court decided its first substantial trademark case in over ten years. Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank is a trademark infringement action involving the “tacking” of trademarks. Tacking is “a rule that…
  • Jan 27

    The Supreme Court Decides Trademark Tacking Case

    The Supreme Court Decides Trademark Tacking Case
    Last week the Supreme Court decided its first substantial trademark case in over ten years. Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank is a trademark infringement action involving the “tacking” of trademarks. Tacking is “a rule that…
  • Jan 27

    Sound recording of Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up” excluded in copyright infringement lawsuit between Marvin Gaye and Robin Thicke

    Sound recording of Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up” excluded in copyright infringement lawsuit between Marvin Gaye and Robin Thicke
    The Marvin Gaye estate and Robin Thicke are currently involved in a copyright infringement lawsuit which includes a dispute regarding the similarities of Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up” song and Thicke’s…
Rank this Week: 5035