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OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Mar 27

    Fickleness of patent litigation turns on a single letter in claim

    Fickleness of patent litigation turns on a single letter in claim
    Bottom line: The Federal Circuit construed the meaning of a phrase (i.e., a contact hole) which typically is construed to mean “one or more” to mean “two or more.” This case illustrates the fickleness of patent…
  • Mar 23

    Patent exhaustion not implicated in licensing different aspect

    Patent exhaustion not implicated in licensing different aspect
    Bottom line: Claim sets that include independent claims directed to different types of entities (e.g., manufacturer v. end user, receiver v. transmitter, method v. apparatus) may enable the patent owner to license its patents to one entity…
  • Mar 17

    Using the word “invention” narrows your patent protection

    Using the word “invention” narrows your patent protection
    Bottom line: It  may be counter-intuitive, but use of the word “invention” when drafting a patent application is a disfavored practice.   For the most part, use of the word “invention” narrows the patent…
Rank this Week: 3926

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

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

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Mar 27

    France’s Censorship and Surveillance Initiatives Lack Judicial Review

    France’s Censorship and Surveillance Initiatives Lack Judicial Review
    Following the terrorist attacks in Paris in January, including the murder of several journalists at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, we anticipated that the French government would overreact. Sure enough, recent reporting has revealed…
  • Mar 26

    UN Human Rights Council Appoints Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy

    UN Human Rights Council Appoints Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation is pleased with the United Nations Human Rights Council's (UNHRC) decision to adopt a resolution appointing a special rapporteur on the right to privacy. This decision is a key step forward for the UNHRC; it…
  • Mar 26

    DMV Photo-Sharing, Facial Recognition Nixed from California Strategic Plan

    DMV Photo-Sharing, Facial Recognition Nixed from California Strategic Plan
    More than 1,500 Californians over the last two weeks joined EFF in an email campaign to defeat a proposal by an obscure committee within the California Department of Justice that would have compromised the privacy and security of their…
Rank this Week: 1599

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 4961

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/
  • Mar 27

    FCC Flexes Its Indecency Muscle - Despite Long Hiatus and Unclear Standard

    FCC Flexes Its Indecency Muscle - Despite Long Hiatus and Unclear Standard
    Apparently horrified by a three-second video clip inadvertently aired during newscast, FCC slams licensee with $325K fine It’s been a while since we checked in on the FCC’s indecency policy. When last we did, the constitutionality…
  • Mar 27

    Getting Rulemaking Petitions On File Online

    Getting Rulemaking Petitions On File Online
     New option allows filing of petitions for rulemaking through ECFS.  If you’re planning on filing a petition for rulemaking with the FCC but you’re out of paper, or maybe your printer is low on toner and the local…
  • Mar 26

    Now Available: Kevin Goldberg on Music Licensing - The Online Version

    Now Available: Kevin Goldberg on Music Licensing - The Online Version
    Frequent CommLawBlog contributor and copyright guru Kevin Goldberg (that's his smiling face next to the post) presented a 90-minute webinar on “Everything You Wanted (or Needed) to Know About Music Licensing, But Were Afraid to…
Rank this Week: 3316

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
  • Mar 27

    Patients as Customers: Primary Care Practice Taking a Starbucks Approach

    Patients as Customers: Primary Care Practice Taking a Starbucks Approach
    MBBP client Iora Health has announced an innovative plan to keep you out of the hospital and still make money. There’s no shortage of personal stories stating the classic case of healthcare complications and costs standing in the way of…
  • Mar 26

    Federal and Massachusetts Law Require Employers to Pay Overtime Wage

    Federal and Massachusetts Law Require Employers to Pay Overtime Wage
    Massachusetts and Federal law requires that employers pay overtime to non-exempt employee’s that work more than 40 hours a week. Which means employers can be liable for overtime even if the hours were not authorized. To minimize the…
  • Mar 25

    Help Scout Raises $6M Led by Foundry Group

    Help Scout Raises $6M Led by Foundry Group
    MBBP client Brightwurks (dba Help Scout), a Boston based start-up recently announced that they are ready to evolve.  Help Scout has been providing Web-based help desks to thousands of customers with only $800,000 in funding, which…
Rank this Week: 4035

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Aereo files for bankruptcy

    Aereo files for bankruptcy
    Well, it finally happened; Aereo has given up the ghost and filed for bankruptcy. It will be interesting to see whether the the content cartel will be satisfied at having put the company out of business, or will instead look for blood. March…
  • Sep 29

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case
    In UMG Escape Media, the Court has granted summary judgment finding the individual defendants to be liable for copyright infringement. September 29, 2014, decision granting summary judgment against individual defendants Ray Beckerman, P.C.
  • Sep 29

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, the Judge has denied individual defendant Michael Robertson's motion for a new trial, but reduced the punitive damages award on the state law claims for pre-1972 recordings. September 29, 2014, Decision,…
Rank this Week: 774

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/
  • Mar 27

    Motion for Exceptional Case Status & Attorney's Fees Denied

    Motion for Exceptional Case Status & Attorney's Fees Denied
    DietGoal v. Red Robin, 2:12cv0764 (3/20/15) Judge: William C. Bryson Holding: Motion for Exceptional Case Status & Attorney's Fees Denied This case represents another data point under 35 U.S.C. § 285, in which a prevailing party…
  • Mar 23

    20th Annual Sam B. Hall Jr. Lecture and Banquet

    20th Annual Sam B. Hall Jr. Lecture and Banquet
    A famous historian once observed of the southern part of the United States that in it the past is not forgotten - in fact it really isn't even past. Ready to be stickered as an aditional exhibit in support of...
  • Mar 23

    Houston Chronicle article on patent docket

    Houston Chronicle article on patent docket
    Interesting article about the local patent docket by reporter Dylan Baddour in Thursday's Houston Chronicle. The article focused on some of the recent litigation involcing Apple, and has commentary by Prof. Paul Janicke and me on the whys and…
Rank this Week: 2306

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3067

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/
  • Mar 27

    Brand Name – 8 Points To Consider Before You Name Your Product Or Service

    Brand Name – 8 Points To Consider Before You Name Your Product Or Service
    Although household name brands invariably have distinctive visual identities – for example, Coca-Cola’s bottle shape, and Nike’s swoosh – the primary sign through which any brand is identified is its name. It is worth…
  • Mar 25

    The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence And Changing Intellectual Property Standard

    The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence And Changing Intellectual Property Standard
    Two days ago in an interview with the Australian Financial Review, Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak joined the ever growing list of science and technology billionaires who are concerned about the development of artificial intelligence (AI). In…
  • Mar 20

    How Privacy Affects Busine

    How Privacy Affects Busine
    I was surprised to learn recently that it is no longer possible to find out what keywords searchers type into Google in order to find their way to your website. This is valuable information for website owners and the reason why businesses use…
Rank this Week: 4764

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/
  • Mar 27

    Nanosized nanomaterials: how do you regulate something so tiny?

    Nanosized nanomaterials: how do you regulate something so tiny?
    On March 24, 2015, the National Organic Program (NOP) released a policy memo clarifying the status of nanotechnology in organic production and handling under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic regulations at 7 C.F.R.…
  • Mar 26

    The Future of Cost Concerns in Clear Air Act Regulation

    The Future of Cost Concerns in Clear Air Act Regulation
    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”). This case, an extension of previous cases regarding the Clean Air Act, is an additional challenge the Obama Administration’s ability…
  • Mar 26

    Modern Piracy: Vulnerable Electronic Health Record

    Modern Piracy: Vulnerable Electronic Health Record
    The security breaches that occurred last year at retailers like Home Depot, Target, and Michaels shocked consumers and experts alike.  An astonishing number of consumers were affected by the breaches. Home Depot reported 56 million debit…
Rank this Week: 1236

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    The Undeniable Tour Day 2 – Making You Work for You

    The Undeniable Tour Day 2 – Making You Work for You
    Today was my first speaking gig of The Undeniable Tour at University of La Verne Law School. I had a full room of students who were engaged and it was awesome to see that so many of them were interested in starting their own firm. Speaking to…
  • Mar 25

    The Undeniable Tour Day 1: The Importance of Happine

    The Undeniable Tour Day 1: The Importance of Happine
    Day 1 of The Undeniable Tour is in the books. I flew in to San Diego, got my rental car which I’m loving calling the Maven Mobile after my Concierge Sponsor Web3Mavens, and drove to Temecula for the night. I had to visit two incredible…
  • Mar 23

    Web3Mavens – Concierge Sponsor for The Undeniable Tour

    Web3Mavens – Concierge Sponsor for The Undeniable Tour
    I am excited to announce that Web3Mavens is the Concierge Sponsor for The Undeniable Tour. This is a software development company that works for many law firms and their business clients. Their goal is to help companies succeed. I’ve…
Rank this Week: 3610

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/
  • Mar 27

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
    Happy Friday! The first week of spring is in the books and we can't wait to bring on the warmer weather here in NYC. Read on for the latest foreign patent filing headlines from the past week: Panasonic Corp recently … Continue reading…
  • Mar 26

    Chinese Intellectual Property News – March 2015

    Chinese Intellectual Property News – March 2015
    Hello, readers! Our friends at AFD China recently released their monthly newsletter. Please see below for the highlights from March:  A draft of China's first e-commerce law will be completed by the end of this year setting up further…
  • Mar 19

    WIPO’s March PCT Newsletter Recap

    WIPO’s March PCT Newsletter Recap
    Good afternoon! Each month, we look through WIPO's PCT Newsletter to share the latest news impacting the international patent system. As always, there are several country-specific rules, fee changes and patent office notifications to report.…
Rank this Week: 5067

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/
  • Mar 27

    SCOTUS’ Tale of Two Trademarks: How a Happy Ending to IP Litigation Often Depends on Early Strategy Before USPTO

    SCOTUS’ Tale of Two Trademarks: How a Happy Ending to IP Litigation Often Depends on Early Strategy Before USPTO
    On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions: Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers Dist. Council Constr. Industry Pension Fund, No. 13-435and, less the media darling, B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., No. 13-352.…
  • Mar 24

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response
    When I was sixteen, the rule was that I could not drive a car until I knew how to change a tire. My dad always reminded me that it is dangerous just to drive, but not knowing how you plan to fix a flat could cause you a lot of unnecessary…
  • Mar 22

    OHIO SUPREME COURT FINDS THAT OUTBOUND 911 CALLS

    OHIO SUPREME COURT FINDS THAT OUTBOUND 911 CALLS
    On March 19, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court issued its decision in The Cincinnati Enquirer v. Sage, et al., 2015-Ohio-974. The Court affirmed, in part, the Twelfth District Court of Appeals’ decision that a recording of an outgoing call…
Rank this Week: 2870

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
  • Mar 27

    SCOTUS’ Tale of Two Trademarks: How a Happy Ending to IP Litigation Often Depends on Early Strategy Before USPTO

    SCOTUS’ Tale of Two Trademarks: How a Happy Ending to IP Litigation Often Depends on Early Strategy Before USPTO
    On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions: Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers Dist. Council Constr. Industry Pension Fund, No. 13-435and, less the media darling, B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., No. 13-352.…
  • Mar 24

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response
    When I was sixteen, the rule was that I could not drive a car until I knew how to change a tire. My dad always reminded me that it is dangerous just to drive, but not knowing how you plan to fix a flat could cause you a lot of unnecessary…
  • Mar 22

    OHIO SUPREME COURT FINDS THAT OUTBOUND 911 CALLS

    OHIO SUPREME COURT FINDS THAT OUTBOUND 911 CALLS
    On March 19, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court issued its decision in The Cincinnati Enquirer v. Sage, et al., 2015-Ohio-974. The Court affirmed, in part, the Twelfth District Court of Appeals’ decision that a recording of an outgoing call…
Rank this Week: 2534

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Mar 27

    PTAB’S Quick-Fixes for AIA Rules Are to Be Implemented Immediately

    PTAB’S Quick-Fixes for AIA Rules Are to Be Implemented Immediately
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee In recent appearances before the Technology Policy Institute and the IPO Education Foundation’s PTO Day, I highlighted the…
  • Mar 18

    USPTO Satellite Offices Bring Resources to Innovator

    USPTO Satellite Offices Bring Resources to Innovator
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Three years ago, we started expanding USPTO operations across the country to Dallas, Denver, Detroit, and Silicon Valley, bringing…
  • Feb 13

    USPTO Submits Fiscal Year 2016 Congressional Budget Justification

    USPTO Submits Fiscal Year 2016 Congressional Budget Justification
    Guest Blog by Chief Financial Officer Tony Scardino Each year, the USPTO submits a budget justification to Congress in order to access the resources we need to operate. I’m pleased to announce that the USPTO has published its fiscal…
Rank this Week: 4172

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Use of Trade Show to Identify Potential Infringers Justifies Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction Over Patentee

    Use of Trade Show to Identify Potential Infringers Justifies Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction Over Patentee
    Following jurisdictional discovery, the court denied defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's declaratory relief action for lack of personal jurisdiction. "[Defendant's] receipt of service of the amended complaint while he was attending the…
  • Mar 26

    “Shotgun” Infringement Pleading May Support Exceptional Case Finding

    “Shotgun” Infringement Pleading May Support Exceptional Case Finding
    The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's "shotgun" direct infringement claim but warned of a potential exceptional case finding later. "[Plaintiff's] asserted patents are clearly complex. Among the six patents, there are…
  • Mar 25

    Parties Ordered to Identify Ten Most Significant Disputed Term

    Parties Ordered to Identify Ten Most Significant Disputed Term
    In response to the parties' joint claim construction statement addressing twenty-three disputed terms, the court ordered the parties to "identify the ten terms the construction of which will be the most significant in the resolution of this…
Rank this Week: 1273

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/
  • Mar 27

    Problem Child: The Third-Grade Approach to Patent Owner

    Problem Child: The Third-Grade Approach to Patent Owner
    Punishing everyone for the actions of an easily identifiable few is an abuse of power. The difference is when Sister Mary did it we lost a few minutes of play or had to sit quietly and watch seconds tick off the clock. Today the overlords who…
  • Mar 27

    Bank of America patents mobile banking programs and video ATM terminal

    Bank of America patents mobile banking programs and video ATM terminal
    Mobile devices were the subject of a pair of recently issued Bank of America patents recently. It was at least a little intriguing, however, that the invention relates more to personal security than the protection of financial accounts. U.S.…
  • Mar 27

    USPTO To Host Second Annual IT Career Fair For Veteran

    USPTO To Host Second Annual IT Career Fair For Veteran
    USPTO to host its second annual IT career fair specifically for Veterans on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the USPTO headquarters.
Rank this Week: 4890

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Mar 27

    Threat to Groundless Threats: UK Government in favour of reform

    Threat to Groundless Threats: UK Government in favour of reform
    On 26 February 2015, the UK Government published its response to the Law Commission’s proposed reforms to the groundless threats of intellectual property right infringement provisions by largely accepting the Law Commission’s…
  • Mar 24

    Supreme Court holds TTAB decisions can have preclusive effect in subsequent infringement action

    Supreme Court holds TTAB decisions can have preclusive effect in subsequent infringement action
    Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark trademark decision holding that TTAB rulings on likelihood of confusion can have preclusive effect in subsequent federal court infringement actions. B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis…
  • Mar 23

    Ninth Circuit rejects preemption defense for “No Trans Fat Label Claims”

    Ninth Circuit rejects preemption defense for “No Trans Fat Label Claims”
    On March 13, 2015, the Ninth Circuit held that the federal Food Drug & Cosmetics Act (“FDCA”) does not preempt state law causes of action for false advertising based on “No Trans Fat” claims appearing on the…
Rank this Week: 950

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

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

    Anwälte vs. Richter: Wem droht das Ende der Arbeit?

    Anwälte vs. Richter: Wem droht das Ende der Arbeit?
    Rechtsanwälten wird häufig das Ende der Arbeit vorausgesagt, weil sie angeblich durch Algorithmen und Roboter ersetzt werden können. Gemäss einer Studie der University of Oxford (PDF) ist die Wahrscheinlichkeit dafür…
  • Mar 27

    Gold-Rot-Gold passend zu Ostern im Markenregister

    Gold-Rot-Gold passend zu Ostern im Markenregister
    Das deutsche Markenblog hat entdeckt, dass die schweizerischen Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli passend zur Osterzeit eine neue EU-europäische Gemeinschaftsmarke hinterlegt haben. In der Schweiz ist bereits seit dem 10.…
  • Mar 23

    Schweizer Journalisten spionieren im Netz ihre Leser au

    Schweizer Journalisten spionieren im Netz ihre Leser au
    In den Medien ist heute zu lesen, dass Schweizer Politiker «im Netz ihre Wähler ausspionieren» (Tages-Anzeiger) oder «ihre Wähler verkaufen» («Blick»). Gemeint sind Tracking-Dienste wie Google…
Rank this Week: 1647

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Mar 27

    Growing the Economy in Mississippi’s Creative Economy

    Growing the Economy in Mississippi’s Creative Economy
    The creative economy should not be about simply adding to the body of creative work, but should truly be a discussion on how creativity adds to an overall economy. Without the intellectual property component the "economy" part of creative…
  • Mar 20

    Copyright Law In The Classroom – Part 2

    Copyright Law In The Classroom – Part 2
    A few weeks ago, I started discussing the very interesting question of the use of resources in the classroom subject to protection under copyright and trademark law. I thought it was interesting because one of the common urban myths I…
  • Mar 13

    Trusting Your Music Copyright Case to a Jury

    Trusting Your Music Copyright Case to a Jury
    I know you all heard about the $7.4 million verdict for the Marvin Gaye family over the popular tune “Blurred Lines” penned by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. The story has been everywhere – on the morning news, in the…
Rank this Week: 1947

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/
  • Mar 27

    Roundup of 20+ blogs & articles on Supreme Court’s B&B Hardware v Hargis trademark decision

    Roundup of 20+ blogs & articles on Supreme Court’s B&B Hardware v Hargis trademark decision
    This week, the Supreme Court issued what is likely the most important trademark opinion in years. In may take a few years before we know the full ramifications of the Court’s decision  that  TTAB proceedings have a…
  • Mar 26

    The sounds of Apple’s Siri are now registered nontraditional trademark

    The sounds of Apple’s Siri are now registered nontraditional trademark
    Last month, Apple received three sound mark registrations from the USPTO for sounds made by Siri. U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4689365 is for “a synthesized bell tone playing a C#5 sixteenth note, followed by another C#5…
  • Mar 25

    Timeline for trademark creation, protection and launch

    Timeline for trademark creation, protection and launch
    Of course, every new brand name has unique circumstances and timing issues. And there are a plethora of factors that can disrupt this timeline. But here is a rough ideal timeline for protecting and launching a new brand name. Search potential…
Rank this Week: 2917

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Mar 27

    TTAB Likelihood of Confusion Ruling Precludes District Court Relitigation

    TTAB Likelihood of Confusion Ruling Precludes District Court Relitigation
    B&B Hardware, Inc. owns the federally registered trademark SEALTIGHT for aerospace industry fasteners.  Hargis Industries, Inc. tried to register the trademark SEALTITE for construction industry fasteners with the United States…
  • Mar 20

    No Time Lag Allowed in Crediting Electronic Mortgage Payment

    No Time Lag Allowed in Crediting Electronic Mortgage Payment
    When a consumer makes a mortgage payment online, should the mortgage servicer be required to credit the electronic payment on the day the consumer authorizes the payment?  Elena Fridman’s mortgage payment to NYCB Mortgage Company,…
  • Mar 13

    Availability to Provide Services is Not Trademark Use in Commerce

    Availability to Provide Services is Not Trademark Use in Commerce
    What is “use in commerce” for federal trademark registration application purposes?  David Couture filed a federal trademark application for PLAYDOM on May 30, 2008.  He submitted a screen shot of his single page website…
Rank this Week: 2934

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
  • Mar 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-26
    Particulars ordered in copyright claim Playboy Enterprises v- Entertainment Media Networks Ltd [2015] IEHC 102 http://t.co/grJ3wJk91p -> Privacy injunction partially granted in YXB v TNO (No 2) [2015] EWHC 826 http://t.co/ODlybALEFj ->…
  • Mar 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-25
    Privacy commissioner calls for prosecution over Rob Ford privacy breach http://t.co/oN5HAo7QQf -> India’s Supreme Court strikes down law that led to arrests over Facebook posts http://t.co/gELy36iOIX -> Red Light: Competition…
  • Mar 25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-03-24
    Bell ordered to change pricing for mobile TV app while it appeals CRTC ruling http://t.co/rPvs7SBl11 -> Guest editorial: Counterfeiting in the 21st century http://t.co/KA56vgF2Oh -> The hackers have gotten in. Now what?…
Rank this Week: 2516

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    TTAB Test: Are These Two Marks For Overlapping Goods/Services Confusingly Similar?

    TTAB Test: Are These Two Marks For Overlapping Goods/Services Confusingly Similar?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark shown first below, finding it likely to cause confusion with the mark shown second below, for goods/services that "perform overlapping functions, namely, the promotion of goods and services of others…
  • Mar 26

    TTAB Reverses 2(d) Refusal Due to Specific Differences in Involved Software

    TTAB Reverses 2(d) Refusal Due to Specific Differences in Involved Software
    The Board affirms 90% of the Section 2(d) refusals it gets its hands on, but here's one that it reversed. The applicant sought to register the mark MISTORE for "Computer software for use in connection with retail point of sale and inventory…
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court Rules that TTAB Decision May Have Preclusive Effect

    Supreme Court Rules that TTAB Decision May Have Preclusive Effect
    In an attention-grabbing decision, at least in trademark circles, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that, in an action for trademark infringement, "[s]o long as the other ordinary elements of issue preclusion are met, when the uses…
Rank this Week: 2676

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

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

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ... Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ... Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    U.S. District Judge George King of the Central District of California is set to decide whether Los Angeles-based music publisher  Warner/Chappell Music has unlawfully been collecting licensing fees for the copyright to…
  • Mar 26

    A Perfect Fail - and a $5.6 million bill

    A Perfect Fail - and a $5.6 million bill
    Perfect 10, the adult magazine and now online company, which had previously litigated against the likes of Google &  Amazon, CCBill, Megaupload and Visa amongst many others, and which is often tarred with the 'copyright troll''…
  • Mar 25

    Lost Lucille results in copyright claim

    Lost Lucille results in copyright claim
    BB King at Glastonbury 2011 - with 'Lucille' (Denis O'Regan)When Eric Dahl purchased a Gibson guitar at a Las Vegas pawnshop in 2009, little did he think it would lead to a copyright battle with Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. Having paid nearly…
Rank this Week: 1553

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: 3564

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Mar 26

    Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Land

    Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Land
    U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska introduced in the U.S. Senate on February 5 a bill entitled the “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015,” which, if passed, will require a $200 per year permit for any crews of…
  • Mar 18

    Comparison of U.S. and Australia Copyright Law

    Comparison of U.S. and Australia Copyright Law
    While often similar, copyright law in the United States is a bit different than that in other countries. As a follow up to the blog entry on the “Comparison of U.S. and Canada Copyright Law,” Peter Knight, a partner and…
  • Mar 11

    Jury Awards Photographer $200K for Infringement

    Jury Awards Photographer $200K for Infringement
    New York awarded photographer, Lyle Owerko, $200K in less than an hour of deliberation for infringing two photographs that the defendants copied from the Internet, not realizing that they were protected by copyright. The jury found the…
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Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Mar 26

    Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Land

    Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Land
    U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska introduced in the U.S. Senate on February 5 a bill entitled the “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015,” which, if passed, will require a $200 per year permit for any crews of…
  • Mar 18

    Comparison of U.S. and Australia Copyright Law

    Comparison of U.S. and Australia Copyright Law
    While often similar, copyright law in the United States is a bit different than that in other countries. As a follow up to the blog entry on the “Comparison of U.S. and Canada Copyright Law,” Peter Knight, a partner and…
  • Mar 11

    Jury Awards Photographer $200K for Infringement

    Jury Awards Photographer $200K for Infringement
    New York awarded photographer, Lyle Owerko, $200K in less than an hour of deliberation for infringing two photographs that the defendants copied from the Internet, not realizing that they were protected by copyright. The jury found the…
Rank this Week: 4976

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Mar 26

    TTAB Rulings May Have Preclusive Effects in District Court Case

    TTAB Rulings May Have Preclusive Effects in District Court Case
    In a 7-2 split decision issued on March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court held that Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) rulings may have preclusive effects in subsequent federal district court litigation. The Court ruled that…
  • Mar 19

    Award of Preliminary Injunction to Declaratory Judgment Defendant in the District of Delaware Offers Cautionary Tale in Opposition Strategy

    Award of Preliminary Injunction to Declaratory Judgment Defendant in the District of Delaware Offers Cautionary Tale in Opposition Strategy
    District Court Judge Sue L. Robinson, U.S.D.J., of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware granted a rare preliminary injunction to the declaratory judgment defendant in a patent infringement action, highlighting the…
  • Mar 11

    Federal Circuit Limits Patent Exhaustion

    Federal Circuit Limits Patent Exhaustion
    A recent decision by the Federal Circuit, Helferich Patent Licensing LLC v. The New York Times Co., has held that the applicability of the patent exhaustion defense may be limited to a claim-by-claim determination depending on the nature of…
Rank this Week: 3817

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: 1585

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Mar 26

    Cinderella and The Basics of Derivative Work

    Cinderella and The Basics of Derivative Work
    Surprising Cinderella I recently went to the opening night performance of Center Theatre Group’s production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “Cinderella.” I had seen this musical before, so I went in…
  • Mar 24

    LA Opera Review: Rossini’s Barber of Seville

    LA Opera Review: Rossini’s Barber of Seville
    Figaro 101 Gioachino Rossini’s world famous opera, “The Barber of Seville,” stars the barber (and town handyman) Figaro. This is an opera adaptation of the first part of the Figaro Trilogy written by Pierre-Augustin Caron de…
  • Mar 22

    #NeverForget and The Transformative Value of Social Media

    #NeverForget and The Transformative Value of Social Media
    Is publication on social media enough to warrant finding fair use of another’s image? Fox News seems to think so. Well, at least in one context. Last week, the network put their bid in for an appeal of a New York district court order…
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Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Mar 26

    Seth McFarlane Sued Over Alleged "Ted" Copyright Infringement

    Seth McFarlane Sued Over Alleged "Ted" Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - A Los Angeles Federal court ruled that Seth McFarlane’s “Ted” does not constitute as a copyright infringement of “Charlie” another wild teddy bear. “Ted” the vulgar teddy bear movie star…
  • Mar 18

    Apple's Latest Patent To Allow App Sharing In Real Time

    Apple's Latest Patent To Allow App Sharing In Real Time
    IPNews® - Apple has been granted a patent that would allow two users to collaborate on the same app in real time. Apple’s latest patent allows two or more iPhone or iPad users to interact with the same app in real time and…
  • Mar 12

    Copyright Infringement Costs Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams $7 Million

    Copyright Infringement Costs Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams $7 Million
    IPNews® - “Blurred Lines” is Robin Thicke’s biggest hit to date, however the song was found to violate Marvin Gaye’s copyrighted song “Got to Give it Up”.    Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams…
Rank this Week: 3713

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Mar 26

    Deputy Director Russ Slifer

    Deputy Director Russ Slifer
    As I mentioned in my twitter feed, Russ Slifer has now been sworn-in as Deputy Director of the USPTO after being nominated by Director Michelle Lee and then appointed by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.  The PTO leadership…
  • Mar 25

    Duty of Candor and Indefinite Claim

    Duty of Candor and Indefinite Claim
    The Patent Act requires that patent claims be clear and distinct. 35 U.S.C. 112(b)(“The specification shall conclude with one or more claims particularly pointing out and distinctly claiming the subject matter which the inventor or a…
  • Mar 24

    Patent Quality Summit

    Patent Quality Summit
    March 25-26 the USPTO is hosting its Patent Quality Summit to discuss its pillars of patent quality and associated proposals. Links: Agenda Live Stream
Rank this Week: 2215

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Mar 26

    Virginia Serious Game Institute Calls for Applications for Entrepreneurs in Simulation, Modeling and Serious Game Design

    Virginia Serious Game Institute Calls for Applications for Entrepreneurs in Simulation, Modeling and Serious Game Design
    Each year, the Virginia Serious Game Institute invites applicants to reside in the business incubator located on the George Mason University - Prince William Campus in Prince William County, Virginia. Each application requires the submission…
  • Mar 17

    California Virtual Currency Legislation

    California Virtual Currency Legislation
    On February 27, 2015, California Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, chairman of the state's Banking and Finance Committee, introduced Assembly Bill 1326, which would prohibit a person from engaging in California in the business of "virtual…
  • Feb 27

    Bitcoin Game Changer?

    Bitcoin Game Changer?
    Former Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas and Societe Generale bankers have announced a new futures and options derivatives-trading platform for bitcoin. The derivatives, tied to the price of bitcoin, will enable businesses and…
Rank this Week: 3109

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    UK’s Financial Services Regulator: No Hashtags in Financial Promotion

    UK’s Financial Services Regulator: No Hashtags in Financial Promotion
    Earlier this month the UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), issued its final guidance on financial promotions made via social media channels. As we reported last year, the FCA issued long-awaited…
  • Mar 25

    The New Frontier in Interest Based Advertising: FTC Shifts Focus to Cross-Device Tracking

    The New Frontier in Interest Based Advertising: FTC Shifts Focus to Cross-Device Tracking
    As consumers increasingly connect to the Internet using multiple devices—such as mobile phones, tablets, computers, TVs and wearable devices—advertising technology companies have rapidly developed capabilities to reach the same…
  • Mar 23

    Five Vital Questions on the Implications of UK Law on Social Media

    Five Vital Questions on the Implications of UK Law on Social Media
    Chevy Kelly, a partner in the UK-based Social Media Leadership Forum, recently sat down with Socially Aware’s own Sue McLean, a Social Media Leadership Forum member, to discuss the legal implications of UK companies’ use of…
Rank this Week: 3679

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/
  • Mar 26

    Trademark Filing Strategie

    Trademark Filing Strategie
    Common Sense Trademark Filing Strategies If you are using a name, word or symbol to sell goods or services, you have a protectable mark. Before you spend the money to file an application to federally register the mark with the U.S. Patent and…
  • Mar 24

    The Saga Continue

    The Saga Continue
    Remember B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., Case No. 13-352? We last left our protagonist locked in a heated battle with its arch-nemesis[1] over trademarks used with fasteners. The case has hung in the balance….. until…
  • Mar 19

    Roll Tide and Go Cards: The Phenomena of College Sports Branding

    Roll Tide and Go Cards: The Phenomena of College Sports Branding
    That great month-long United States collegiate sports spectacle, the 68 team NCAA BASKETBALL® championship tournament, known as MARCH MADNESS® or THE BIG DANCE® is again upon us. This is the 77th year of the event. NCAA…
Rank this Week: 2106

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Mar 26

    Cynthia Trinh – Photo Journalism

    Cynthia Trinh – Photo Journalism
    Most of us find it hard to merge two of our passions and have it result in something not only interesting to ourselves, but also important for the world at large.  Some of us struggle with turning something many unfairly judge as being…
  • Mar 24

    Jonathan Brand – 3D Printed Object

    Jonathan Brand – 3D Printed Object
    Connecticut artist, Jonathan Brand, is fascinated with taking things apart and putting them back together in a form previously unimagined.  Focusing his work on the transportation, migration, and adaptation themes, he uses paper and…
  • Mar 12

    Russell Powell – Hand Painting

    Russell Powell – Hand Painting
    Your average painting consists of two main ingredients: paint and a canvas.  Typically, this canvas is something detached from the artist himself, perhaps a wall, a backdrop, a canvas.  By exploring the relationship between artist…
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IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Mar 26

    AnwG Köln: Keine Dream Girls für den Anwalt

    AnwG Köln: Keine Dream Girls für den Anwalt
    Eine hübsche Entscheidung erreichte uns aus Köln: “Verteilt ein Rechtsanwalt Pin-Up Kalender mit seiner Kanzleiadresse an Autowerkstätten, so stellt dies eine unzulässige Werbemaßnahme ge-mäß §…
  • Mar 20

    Wie funktioniert eigentlich der App-Markt?

    Wie funktioniert eigentlich der App-Markt?
    Am Beispiel seiner Erfolgs-App “7 minute workout” erklärt Stuart Khall einfach und nachvollziehbar, wie das Öksosystem “Apps” funktioniert bzw. funktionieren kann. Lesenswert.
  • Feb 16

    IP|Webnotizen XV

    IP|Webnotizen XV
    EuGH zum Schutz des Coca Cola-Schriftzugs Isabel Marant: vom Rechteinhaber zum Rechtsverletzer? Bulls and Bulldogs Spin off in Alicante Cybersquatting bei .uk
Rank this Week: 1525

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Mar 26

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU
    In the last couple of years it seems that copyright has not been willing to stop in its transformation and moulding to its new home in a digital world. With recent reforms enacted in the UK, Australia and Ireland, among others, this writer…
  • Mar 24

    IP Iustitia Turns 2 Years Old!

    IP Iustitia Turns 2 Years Old!
    I almost didn't realize that it already has been a year since our very first full year of blogging, but here it is: IP Iustitia has turned a respectable 2 years since its inception in the early days of 2013. This writer for one is humbled and…
  • Mar 18

    Lawyers Without Borders - Copyright Infringement Jurisdiction in the EU

    Lawyers Without Borders - Copyright Infringement Jurisdiction in the EU
    With a globally interconnected web of information, and the (relatively) free exchange of information comes a great deal of questions alongside the masses of benefits it presents to the 21st century world. Discussion, the exchange of ideas,…
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Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    G3/14 : examen de la clarté en opposition

    G3/14 : examen de la clarté en opposition
    L'an dernier, la Grande Chambre avait été saisie de questions relatives à l'examen de la clarté en procédure d'opposition. La question était de savoir dans quelle mesure la clarté d'une…
  • Mar 24

    T338/10 : preuve de l'effet direct

    T338/10 : preuve de l'effet direct
    Le brevet avait pour objet "l'utilisation d'un premier allergène ou d'une molécule d'acide nucléique isolée comprenant au moins une séquence polynucléotidique codant pour ledit premier…
  • Mar 22

    T1363/12 : Gold Standard

    T1363/12 : Gold Standard
    La Demanderesse avait plaidé pour une application clémente de l'Art 123(2) CBE en s'appuyant sur le passage suivant des Directives H-IV 2.3 : "Pour analyser si les revendications modifiées sont conformes aux exigences…
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PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Mar 25

    Patent Term Adjustment In The Post-RCE Period

    Patent Term Adjustment In The Post-RCE Period
    We know from Novartis v. Lee  that a patent application does not earn “B delay” type Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) from the time an RCE is filed until a Notice of Allowance is issued, but an application still can earn PTA for…
  • Mar 22

    Judge Finds Biosimilar Patent Procedures Optional

    Judge Finds Biosimilar Patent Procedures Optional
    Judge Seeborg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order in Amgen, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., ruling that the patent dispute resolution procedures of the Biologics Price Competition and…
  • Mar 9

    The Remicade Biosimilar Patent Dispute

    The Remicade Biosimilar Patent Dispute
    While Sandoz has grabbed the biosimilar headlines for being the first company to have a product approved under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (its product Zarxio™ (filgrastim-sndz) is a biosimilar of…
Rank this Week: 3871

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/
  • Mar 25

    Mary Kay Takes Aim at ‘Fraudulent Couponing Scheme’

    Mary Kay Takes Aim at ‘Fraudulent Couponing Scheme’
    The international skin care and cosmetics company Mary Kay is hitting back against what it is calling a “fraudulent couponing scheme” operated by the online digital coupon marketplace, RetailMeNot. Earlier this month, Mary Kay…
  • Mar 24

    When the Music Stops: NY Court of Appeals Limits Meaning of ‘Affiliate’

    When the Music Stops: NY Court of Appeals Limits Meaning of ‘Affiliate’
    The New York Court of Appeals recently held in Ellington v. EMI Music, Inc. that the term “affiliates” in a copyright renewal agreement referred only to affiliates existing at the time of contract execution, reasoning that the…
  • Mar 18

    Fashion Counsel Executive Series: DVF President and Anthony Lupo Discuss What's Next for the Brand

    Fashion Counsel Executive Series: DVF President and Anthony Lupo Discuss What's Next for the Brand
    Diane von Furstenberg’s commitment to empowering women is integral to the brand’s DNA. When Diane was interviewed by Steven Colbert last fall, “[he] asked her what she would make for women to wear to work everyday, her…
Rank this Week: 1630

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/
  • Mar 25

    Charitable Giving and Financial Fraud

    Charitable Giving and Financial Fraud
    Most of us think about charitable giving around tax time; however, charitable giving continues all year long. The thought that we could be in need one day, just as the people we are helping, is a huge motivator for some.
  • Feb 27

    Planning for Long-Term Care of Veterans and Surviving Spouses with VA Benefit

    Planning for Long-Term Care of Veterans and Surviving Spouses with VA Benefit
    When a wartime veteran or a surviving spouse needs long-term care, VA benefits will help pay for this long-term care. Many families are not aware they may be entitled to receive these long-term care benefits from the Veterans Administration.…
  • Feb 17

    Estate Planning Issues for Women

    Estate Planning Issues for Women
    Most women do not consider estate planning until they are married; however, it is important for women to have an estate plan in place regardless of whether they are married or single. Many women have children without being married; therefore,…
Rank this Week: 3741

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/
  • Mar 25

    Blackphone 2 − The Panacea for Smartphone Confidentiality Concerns?

    Blackphone 2 − The Panacea for Smartphone Confidentiality Concerns?
    By Yayi Ding The use of smartphones has proliferated in the past couple of years. Not surprisingly, many of the users of such technology are lawyers! However, even given their immense benefits, the widespread use of smartphones in the…
  • Mar 11

    Lessons from the Silk Road

    Lessons from the Silk Road
    By Juliya Ziskina After a several weeks-long trial, a federal jury found Ross Ulbricht guilty of running and operating the online black market known as Silk Road on February 4, 2015. (We previously covered opening statements in the case…
  • Mar 6

    Has Spiderman’s monopoly of webs gone too far? – Supreme Court to hear Patent Antitrust case

    Has Spiderman’s monopoly of webs gone too far? – Supreme Court to hear Patent Antitrust case
    By Vijay Kumar Later this month, the Court will hear oral arguments for the patent licensing case Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. to decide whether it should overrule Brulotte v. Thys Co. The 1964 Brulotte decision, which has since been…
Rank this Week: 3231

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Mar 25

    The Right to Nonsuit in Virginia Litigation

    The Right to Nonsuit in Virginia Litigation
    What is a nonsuit? Simply stated, a nonsuit is a voluntary withdrawal or dismissal of a lawsuit by the party that filed it that allows the party to bring a second suit on the same cause of action. (See Va. Code § 8.01-380). It results in…
  • Feb 9

    RICO: Not Just For Gangsters Anymore

    RICO: Not Just For Gangsters Anymore
    The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (commonly known as "RICO") became effective on October 15, 1970. It was originally intended primarily to assist in the prosecution of mafia leaders, as it permitted them to be tried for…
  • Jan 5

    Retaining Jurisdiction Does Not Suspend Finality of Judgment in Federal Court

    Retaining Jurisdiction Does Not Suspend Finality of Judgment in Federal Court
    Federal appellate courts have jurisdiction to hear appeals only from "final decisions" of the district courts. (See 28 U.S.C. § 1291). Subject to limited exceptions, an appeal is timely if the litigant seeking review of the final…
Rank this Week: 4238