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OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jan 19

    Broadest reasonable interpretation of claim terms cannot be illogical

    Broadest reasonable interpretation of claim terms cannot be illogical
    Basic facts In D’Agostino v. MasterCard International (Fed. Cir. 2017), the limits of what is the broadest reasonable interpretation of a claim limitation is explored.  In this case, if the interpretation is illogical based on the…
  • Jan 11

    Reigning back applicability of Covered Business Method Review

    Reigning back applicability of Covered Business Method Review
    The applicability of Covered Business Method Review was significantly reigned back by the Federal Circuit in Unwired Planet, LLC. v. Google Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016).  Covered Business Method Review is a type of post grant proceeding at…
  • Dec 31

    Surviving patent invalidity attack due to written description

    Surviving patent invalidity attack due to written description
    Scriptpro LLC v. Innovation Associates, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016) is an opinion that provides pointers on how to write a patent application based on a few of the arguments that were presented by the defendant attempting to invalidate the patent,…
Rank this Week: 4114

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jan 19

    State Law Can't Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net

    State Law Can't Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net
    Ultraflo Corporation manufactures butterfly valves for use in the transportation industry. Ultraflo redesigned its Model 390 butterfly valve with the help of employee Thomas Mueller. Mueller left Ultraflo to work for Pelican Tank Parts, one…
  • Dec 30

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator
    We close 2016 with the latest on the Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM saga. My previous posts on this topic include Unhappy Turtles Take a Bite Out of Sirius XM for Unauthorized Public Performance, Flo and Eddie Goes for the Two Coast Punch…
  • Dec 16

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) shields online service providers from liability for copyright infringement for information uploaded to their networks by users, the “safe harbor,” if the online service providers meet…
Rank this Week: 2827

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Jan 19

    Face Value: An Allegedly Co-Opted Photograph Turns into a $2.2 Billion Headache for Chipotle

    Face Value: An Allegedly Co-Opted Photograph Turns into a $2.2 Billion Headache for Chipotle
    Because celebrities closely guard their names and likenesses, lawsuits claiming high-dollar amounts for violations of those rights are not unusual. But a lawsuit for $2.2 billion dollars for a non-celebrity claiming a restaurant improperly…
  • Jan 18

    Do Not Wait until Mid-Stream to Revisit Content Sharing Agreement

    Do Not Wait until Mid-Stream to Revisit Content Sharing Agreement
    As more and more content that has traditionally only been offered over-the-air, through cable, or on satellite becomes increasingly available via the internet, television content providers must take care in scrutinizing their existing…
  • Jan 9

    Does the Fair Use Exception Shield Ivanka Trump from Artists Who Want Nothing to Do with Her?

    Does the Fair Use Exception Shield Ivanka Trump from Artists Who Want Nothing to Do with Her?
    Much has been written about how the Trump family uses their name to market their own businesses, but the Trumps are equally gifted at trading on others’ notoriety to promote themselves and their businesses. Consider the tweets or public…
Rank this Week: 2969

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Jan 19

    Separation / Confidentiality Agreements Gone Too Far

    Separation / Confidentiality Agreements Gone Too Far
    It is not a surprise that employees are routinely asked to sign confidentiality agreements at the beginning of their employment as well as separation agreements at the end.  The problem is that sometimes such agreements limit the…
  • Nov 9

    FundersClub book: Understanding Startup Investment

    FundersClub book: Understanding Startup Investment
    Just recently, FundersClub, an online venture capital portal open to accredited investors, published a guide on startup investments. The guide is available online at their education center.  It's a great quick read for first time…
  • Nov 5

    Innovation among crowdfunding portals: a PBC that accepts Bitcoin

    Innovation among crowdfunding portals: a PBC that accepts Bitcoin
    Innovation in crowdfunding space continues, and I would like to report on two interesting developments.  Both have to do with the crowdfunding portal WeFunder, currently the largest Regulation Crowdfunding portal in the U.S. First,…
Rank this Week: 4730

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jan 19

    Optimistic M&A outlook for 2017

    Optimistic M&A outlook for 2017
    As we begin 2017, the 1,000 corporate and private equity executives surveyed for Deloitte’s M&A Trends Year-end report 2016 display optimism for the coming year. The survey was conducted in September 2016 and included participants…
  • Jan 17

    2016: the year of sandbagging

    2016: the year of sandbagging
    One of the highlights from the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2016 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study in which our firm was a key participant (the 2016 Study), was the increased inclusion of sandbagging provisions in…
  • Jan 12

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017
    As was predicted in our discussion of Q4 2016 here, the last quarter of the year proved to be busy. Global M&A in the final quarter reached $1.2 trillion, which was not only the busiest period in 2016, but also raised the total for…
Rank this Week: 1782

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jan 19

    Supreme Courts Decides Apple v Samsung (just kidding) 

    Supreme Courts Decides Apple v Samsung (just kidding) 
    Speaking of Apple v Samsung, the Supreme Court issued its decision in this long-running litigation about design patents.  To recap, Samsung copied the design of Apple’s iPhone and infringed Apple’s design patents in the…
  • Jan 12

    Ask Dr. Copyright — Louis Vuitton Gets Bagged

    Ask Dr. Copyright — Louis Vuitton Gets Bagged
    Dear Doc: I understand that it’s sometimes hard to take when someone makes fun of you, but now I have heard that one of the world’s largest brands, LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER, S.A. (LVMH) (owners of, among other…
  • Jan 5

    Common-Law Copyright Redux

    Common-Law Copyright Redux
    Two years ago we wrote about Floe & Eddie, Inc.’s, attempt to obtain royalties from SiriusXM for performances of the Turtle’s pre-February 1972 sound recordings. Floe & Eddie filed claims in California, New York,…
Rank this Week: 4470

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jan 19

    3 Count: Love Me Do

    3 Count: Love Me Do
    Paul McCartney files for copyright reversion on dozens of Beatles songs, Trinidad and Tobago judge rules on hit song and survey sheds new light on piracy. The post 3 Count: Love Me Do appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jan 18

    3 Count: Ngach RIn

    3 Count: Ngach RIn
    Prominent YouTube channel removed and restored due to copyright infringement notices, Gwen Stefani sued over hit song and the fight over Klingon ends. The post 3 Count: Ngach RIn appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jan 12

    VidAngel: It’s Not About Filtering

    VidAngel: It’s Not About Filtering
    VidAngel has made the lawsuit against it about filtering, but a quick look at the filings paint a different story, one not about filtering, but DRM. The post VidAngel: It’s Not About Filtering appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 1267

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Does the economic impact of SPCs necessitate SPC Regulation reform? The European Commission wants to find out

    Does the economic impact of SPCs necessitate SPC Regulation reform? The European Commission wants to find out
    The AmeriKat getting her weekly dose of SPC reformcourtesy of DG GrowWhile the AmeriKat has otherwise been engaged in the world of life sciences, she received an email from Fabio Domanico this week, economist in DG-GROW's "Intellectual…
  • Jan 19

    A look at the proposal for the ePrivacy Regulation

    A look at the proposal for the ePrivacy Regulation
    Former Guest Kat Valentina Torelli, now associated with FJF Legal in Madrid, has graciously continued her coverage and commentary on EU developments in the area of privacy, this time in connection with the ePrivacy Regulation. "As the use of…
  • Jan 18

    Around the IP Blogs!

    Around the IP Blogs!
    This kitten is delighted to bring you the highlights of some IP blogs! Carefully selecting some IP blogs!Marie-Andree Weiss of The 1709 Blog discusses the Paramount Pictures Corp. v. Axanar Productions, Inc. case (2:15-cv-09938-RGK-E),…
Rank this Week: 2013

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jan 19

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Music industry and consumer support for higher-quality audio streams grows The idea of making high-resolution (hi-res) or…
  • Dec 21

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Sweden country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Sweden country report
    The final issue of Music & Copyright for 2016 is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. GMR hits back at RMLC with antitrust complaint US performance rights organization Global Music Rights (GMR) has…
  • Dec 7

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Secondary-ticketing services thrive on the back of unique live-market economics Media exposés and government…
Rank this Week: 4561

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Jan 18

    Art Dealer Sues Getty Museum for $77 Million

    Art Dealer Sues Getty Museum for $77 Million
    A Swiss art dealer sued the Getty Museum for $77 million, claiming that after it helped rehabilitate the museum’s bad reputation for buying looted art, the Getty iced it out of a deal it brokered to acquire part of a…
  • Jan 17

    Kenny Schachter on Richard Prince’ “Disavowal”

    Kenny Schachter on Richard Prince’ “Disavowal”
    Probably the most concise and rational response to Richard Prince’s recent attempt at political protest. 
  • Jan 10

    With All Due Respect, Madam. We Do Not Live In France

    With All Due Respect, Madam. We Do Not Live In France
    Eugene Volokh  ”was surprised to see this letter, sent by French lawyer Vanessa Bouchara — representing Getty Images France — to Matthew Chan.” His response, The First Amendment, of course.  
Rank this Week: 4562

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Jan 18

    Patent No. 6,568,120 B2

    Patent No. 6,568,120 B2
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog Editor Patent No. 6,568,120 B2 Ice Fishing Trap Inventors: Kasmir Smolinski  Description: With the cold weather currently surrounding us, in some locations, people…
  • Jan 10

    Two Years After Alice v. CLS Bank

    Two Years After Alice v. CLS Bank
    Two Years After Alice v. CLS Bank Jasper L. Tran As of June 19, 2016, courts have examined 568 challenged patents brought under § 101 motions citing Alice, resulting in 190 valid patents and 378 patents invalidated with an…
  • Dec 14

    The Bedeviling Mess of ePlus, Contempt, and Article III

    The Bedeviling Mess of ePlus, Contempt, and Article III
    The Bedeviling Mess of ePlus, Contempt, and Article IIIWayne A. Kalkwarf and Matthew D. TannerePlus, Inc. v. Lawson Software, Inc.1 concerns the cancellation of patent claims. Although a judicial decision cancelling a patent claim would not…
Rank this Week: 1496

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    TMobile’s 480p Video Delivery Gambit: Tiering, or Throttling?

    TMobile’s 480p Video Delivery Gambit: Tiering, or Throttling?
    Predictably, and perhaps appropriately, broadband carriers are spending sleepless afternoons crafting new ways to diversify service without violating the FCC’s Open Internet Order restrictions on traffic blocking, throttling and paid…
  • Jan 16

    Who Pays What to Whom in the Internet Ecosystem?

    Who Pays What to Whom in the Internet Ecosystem?
    Internet interconnections and compensation arrangements have been based on voluntary terms and conditions after government underwriting stopped. In a commercial context, funds flow on the basis of traffic volume, but also bargaining power…
  • Dec 22

    Insights on Future FCC Decision-making Gleaned From a Judicial Dissent

    Insights on Future FCC Decision-making Gleaned From a Judicial Dissent
                As unorthodox as it might seem, Senior Circuit Judge Stephen F. Williams dissenting opinion in a major FCC case offers a likely roadmap on how the FCC will operate with Trump…
Rank this Week: 1155

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4857

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 18

    Interesting “INAUGURAL” trademarks – beer, cologne, and more

    Interesting “INAUGURAL” trademarks – beer, cologne, and more
    Friday marks a US Presidential inauguration, a once every four year event. There are only a handful of registered trademarks that featuring inauguration words (click marks for USPTO records): INAUGURAL RED – registered for beer…
  • Jan 17

    USPTO trademark update: fees changes and new TTAB rules took effect last weekend

    USPTO trademark update: fees changes and new TTAB rules took effect last weekend
    Several changes took effect last weekend at the USPTO that will impact trademark users: FEES: Some trademark processing and service fees were changed effective Jan. 14, 2017. Paper filers will be impacted the most. Ten TTAB fees are…
  • Jan 16

    TPAC Meeting Summary – January 2015

    TPAC Meeting Summary – January 2015
    On Friday, the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) met at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA.  The handouts/slides from the meeting are at the bottom of the post. Below is a summary of the key points discussed at the…
Rank this Week: 2888

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jan 17

    * 17 Seconds #32 – Clocktower Law’s newish address, 2017 fees, Unidesk exit

    * 17 Seconds #32 – Clocktower Law’s newish address, 2017 fees, Unidesk exit
    Our USPS mail forwarding is about to end. By Erik J. Heels First published 1/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. We Have Still Moved A reminder that we moved to Acton about a year ago. Our mail forwarding is about to end, so…
  • Jan 11

    * Escaping The Political Echo Chamber: Observations From Failed Pol

    * Escaping The Political Echo Chamber: Observations From Failed Pol
    After the election, I created a website dedicated to failed policies, politicians, and policies. The goal of the site was to force myself out of the echo chamber to try to understand what happened, where were are, and what comes next. Two…
  • Dec 17

    17 Seconds #31 – Re-forming Patent Law Is Not Patent Law Reform

    17 Seconds #31 – Re-forming Patent Law Is Not Patent Law Reform
    Shame on the AIA. By Erik J. Heels First published 12/17/2016; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is the worst thing to happen to US patent law ever. This self-serving PR piece by the USPTO…
Rank this Week: 2174

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

Covers trademark, copyright and entertainment law. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Jan 17

    In the News: Washington Post

    In the News: Washington Post
    Attorney Ken Kunkle was recently quoted for an article in the Washington Post about potential conflicts of interest involving President Trump’s trademark portfolio. For a complete read see: Airplanes, golf courses, trademarks and more:…
  • Nov 2

    FAQ – Common law trademark

    FAQ – Common law trademark
    Am I protected with a common law trademark – without federal registration? Q: I recently started selling a product in the US.  I registered the copyright for photos and designed some unique product packaging that included…
  • Nov 2

    FAQ – Am I protected under trademark law, without federal registration?

    FAQ – Am I protected under trademark law, without federal registration?
    Q: I recently started selling a product throughout the US.  I have registered the copyright for photos and designed some unique product packaging that included the brand name I came up with.  I think it pretty distinctive and I…
Rank this Week: 892

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: 3503

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jan 17

    US PROHIBITS IMPORTS MADE WITH FORCED LABOR: NEW LAW IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH

    US PROHIBITS IMPORTS MADE WITH FORCED LABOR: NEW LAW IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH
    By Sandra Bell (Washington, DC) Your latest shipment of imports is detained at the border. You are told that your goods are not being allowed admission to the US because they were produced, in whole or in part, with forced labor. But these…
  • Jan 9

    BREXIT – EMPLOYMENT IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY

    BREXIT – EMPLOYMENT IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY
    By Gurpreet Duhra, Lisa Hodgson and Matthew Jeavons (Sheffield and Birmingham) The recent Brexit outcome has led to a degree of uncertainty in UK consumer markets. How will the Brexit decision impact future UK employment prospects? In the…
  • Jan 4

    CHINA – REGULATION OF CLOUD SERVICES IN CHINA – WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOUR CHINA BUSINESS?

    CHINA – REGULATION OF CLOUD SERVICES IN CHINA – WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOUR CHINA BUSINESS?
    By: Scott Thiel Following hot on the heels of the recently-enacted Cybersecurity Law, the Chinese Government has published a draft of sweeping rules to regulate the delivery of cloud services. In addition to impacting Chinese cloud…
Rank this Week: 3812

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jan 17

    The United States Supreme Court

    The United States Supreme Court
    We got a little tour of the U.S. Supreme Court building ahead of our argument in Lee v. Tam tomorrow, January 18, 2016. I was allowed to take pictures so...
  • Jan 12

    Best of 2011: The big guy

    Best of 2011: The big guy
    Originally posted 2011-12-20 08:35:56. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOriginally posted on February 8, 2011. I try these days not to blog about blogging, but this item seemed like a good...
  • Jan 12

    Fashion Law in New York City – February 10, 2017

    Fashion Law in New York City – February 10, 2017
    I’ll be participating in the 2017 Federal Bar Association Fashion Law Seminar in New York on February 10th at the New School. My panel will surely rock: Litigating a Brand: The...
Rank this Week: 2116

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
Rank this Week: 1127

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jan 17

    Billions of Bilious Barbecued Blue Blistering Barnacles: Tintin Gets Color Makeover!

    Billions of Bilious Barbecued Blue Blistering Barnacles: Tintin Gets Color Makeover!
    There is only one Tintin album which was not originally published in color, and this is the first one ever been published, in 1930, Tintin in the land of the Soviets. It has now, however, been published in color, on January 11, with the…
  • Jan 16

    SEMINAR: The Rise of Web Blocking Orders in the UK: Empirical Evidence Perspective

    SEMINAR: The Rise of Web Blocking Orders in the UK: Empirical Evidence Perspective
    CITY UNIVERSITY are hosting a seminar with  Professor Lilian Edwards (Strathclyde University & CREATe) on Friday 3rd February. 13.00 - 15.00The digital copyright and piracy wars, which began with Napster and continue today into…
  • Jan 10

    Court gives jury mission to explore strange world of copyright and fair use

    Court gives jury mission to explore strange world of copyright and fair use
    As notedby Tibbie in last the installment of CopyKat, Judge Klausner from the Central District Court of California sent the Paramount v. Axanar case off to jury trial on January 4, as he denied both parties’ motions to dismiss. Tibbie…
Rank this Week: 2280

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/
  • Jan 17

    What Trump Means for the Fashion Industry

    What Trump Means for the Fashion Industry
    As the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump nears, retailers should be paying close attention to expected seismic changes in domestic trade policy that will have an important impact on the fashion industry.  
  • Jan 3

    New York Exemption Threshold Set to Increase on Dec. 31

    New York Exemption Threshold Set to Increase on Dec. 31
    On December 31, 2016, at 12:01am (i.e. not January 1, 2017), the New York State Department of Labor will implement regulations increasing the salary threshold exempting employees from overtime-pay requirements for most private employers.
  • Dec 23

    Retailers May Face False Advertising Suits Even If Consumers Learn the “Truth” Before Making a Purchase

    Retailers May Face False Advertising Suits Even If Consumers Learn the “Truth” Before Making a Purchase
    Last week, a California appellate court held that consumers can proceed with a class action suit against Banana Republic for false advertising arising from posted signs that advertised a 40-percent off sale without disclosing that the…
Rank this Week: 2380

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: 3108

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Jan 17

    GIS Analysis as a Research Communication Tool

    GIS Analysis as a Research Communication Tool
    The power of geospatial analysis lies in the new ways it provides to look at datasets and the relations among them. It allows you to explore more nuanced questions and discover correlations previously hidden. Used properly, geographic…
  • Jan 4

    NYC to Collect GPS Data on Car Service Passengers—Good Intentions Gone Awry or Something Else?

    NYC to Collect GPS Data on Car Service Passengers—Good Intentions Gone Awry or Something Else?
    During the holiday season, New York City through its Taxi & Limousine Commission (the “TLC”) proposed a new rule expanding data reporting obligations for car service platform companies including Uber and Lyft. If the rule…
  • Dec 14

    Disrupting The Business Model of the Fake News Industry

    Disrupting The Business Model of the Fake News Industry
    By Katherine Haenschen & Paul Ellenbogen  In the aftermath of the 2016 election, researchers and media professionals alike seized on the vast proliferation of so-called “Fake News” on Facebook as a cause for concern. An…
Rank this Week: 578

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    Contract Amendments – Always in Writing

    Contract Amendments – Always in Writing
    When a lawyer writes a contract for a client, it usually includes provisions that say that the all the terms of the agreement are contained in the document and all changes to the contract must be in writing. It may look something like this:…
  • Jan 10

    Legal Issues with Open Photoshoot

    Legal Issues with Open Photoshoot
    Last week, I went to an open photoshoot/happy hour at Parkwood Studios. (They have a gorgeous space!) It’s a free monthly event for photographers and models of all skill levels and experience. There was an area set up with lights where…
  • Jan 3

    Lawsuit Filed to Unmask Anonymous Penis Sender

    Lawsuit Filed to Unmask Anonymous Penis Sender
    Last week, Melody Lenox filed a lawsuit in Dallas County, Texas for a court order to determine who sent her a penis-shaped gummy candies via Dicks By Mail. At first, this sounded like an extreme reaction. If someone spent $15 to send me candy…
Rank this Week: 3516

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jan 16

    Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures Seek Patent for Sensor-Filled Helmet

    Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures Seek Patent for Sensor-Filled Helmet
    IPNews® - Bill Gates is among many inventors listed on a patent application for a high technology football helmet.   The helmet is designed to reduce forces and head accelerations due to impact.  The helmet also includes sensors…
  • Jan 4

    DJ Threatens to Sue to Get Trademark for Cat's Meowingtons Name

    DJ Threatens to Sue to Get Trademark for Cat's Meowingtons Name
    IPNews® - A famous DJ is seeking to protect his cat’s brand by suing a business who owns the trademark of his cat’s name. The cat, named Meowington, has extensive branding including use in social media and on merchandise, and…
  • Dec 22

    USPTO Denies Trademark Application for NHL's Newest Team

    USPTO Denies Trademark Application for NHL's Newest Team
    IPNews® - The name of the NHL’s newest team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, is being questioned by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The USPTO claims that a likelihood of consumer confusion exists with a similar…
Rank this Week: 3539

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Jan 16

    Trump Can’t Commit Twibel Because He Routinely ‘Deflects Serious Consideration’–Jacobus v. Trump

    Trump Can’t Commit Twibel Because He Routinely ‘Deflects Serious Consideration’–Jacobus v. Trump
    A confession: I do not follow @RealDonaldTrump at Twitter because I have a strict policy against following trolls. Life is too short. As we all know, Trump regularly engages in many disfavored tweeting practices: ad hominen attacks;…
  • Jan 15

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 11 (Social Media, Harassment, E-Discovery & More)

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 11 (Social Media, Harassment, E-Discovery & More)
    Social Media * US v. Elonis, 2016 WL 6310803 (3d Cir. Oct. 28, 2016). Anthony Elonis’ conviction for criminal threats was once again upheld: Considering the graphic nature of the three messages Elonis posted in October, it is not at...
  • Jan 14

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 10 (Marketing, Uber, Airbnb, Taxes & More)

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 10 (Marketing, Uber, Airbnb, Taxes & More)
    Marketing/Advertising * Danny Sullivan: Facebook’s racial targeting isn’t new, bad or always illegal despite renewed attention * In re Sling Media Slingbox Advertising Litigation (SDNY Aug. 12, 2016). Sling isn’t liable to…
Rank this Week: 654

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 16

    Cisco Kid is PD: But What About Pancho?

    Cisco Kid is PD: But What About Pancho?
    Dear Rich: O Henry published a short story in his Western series in 1907 called "The Caballeros Way" The main character was an outlaw called the Cisco Kid. Since 1914, many movies and a TV series about the Cisco Kid were produced. I would…
  • Jan 10

    Appeared in Music Video; Didn't Get Paid

    Appeared in Music Video; Didn't Get Paid
    Dear Rich: Last year I was the main actor in a music video. It was first released on Facebook where the view count currently stands at 1,075,106. The video was then uploaded to YouTube where it now has 1,940,685 views. The song that the video…
  • Jan 3

    She Created PD Work -- Now She Wants to Expand It

    She Created PD Work -- Now She Wants to Expand It
    Mona ClausDear Rich: I wrote a short story as part of a residency that required that I donate that story to a public federal agency, placing it in the public domain. I agreed to those terms and donated the story. Now I want to expand the…
Rank this Week: 1083

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    UK inches towards UPC ratification

    UK inches towards UPC ratification
    There was a sigh of relief at the end of November when the UK announced that it would proceed with the ratification process to implement the UPC in spite of Brexit.  This renewed the hope that the UPC will come in to force in 2017 as…
  • Dec 22

    Danish designer barred from using own name as trademark

    Danish designer barred from using own name as trademark
    About a year ago the Danish Commercial and Maritime Court gave their decision in a case between Topbrands and the Danish designer Benedikte Utzon. You can read about it here. In short, the court found that Benedikte Utzon could no longer use…
  • Dec 21

    South America: New PPH agreements launched

    South America: New PPH agreements launched
    The ever expanding Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) network keeps getting new additions, and as usual, the Awapatent IP Blog sums up the new expansions and arising possibilities. The PPH is a system of bilateral agreements allowing the…
Rank this Week: 3953

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Jan 16

    Neues Verfahren zur Löschung nicht benutzter Marken – Änderung des Schweizer Markenrechts ab dem 1. Januar 2017

    Neues Verfahren zur Löschung nicht benutzter Marken – Änderung des Schweizer Markenrechts ab dem 1. Januar 2017
    Ein Gastbeitrag von RA Michael Bopp, LL.M. Während bisher für die Löschung von nicht gebrauchten Marken im Schweizer Markenregister ein aufwändiges und teures Zivilverfahren nötig war, besteht seit Beginn dieses…
  • Oct 24

    IP|Event: Copycamp Polen

    IP|Event: Copycamp Polen
    Das Copycamp in Warschau findet nächste Woche vom 27.-28.10. statt. Das Programm und die Speaker finden Sie hier. Themen sind u.a.: Copyright and Art; Remuneration Models; Copyright, Education and Science; Technology, Innovation and…
  • Oct 5

    Entwurf für Urheberrechts-Richtlinie jetzt auch auf Deutsch

    Entwurf für Urheberrechts-Richtlinie jetzt auch auf Deutsch
    Der Text des Oettinger-Entwurfs wurde ja schon vor einiger Zeit geleaked, die Diskussion ist schon in vollem Gang. Der/die ein oder andere mag von den wichtigsten „Stellen“ aber bislang nur aus zweiter Hand erfahren haben, weil…
Rank this Week: 1204

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jan 16

    Windows 10: Weltweit mehr Transparenz dank dem schweizerischen Datenschutzbeauftragten

    Windows 10: Weltweit mehr Transparenz dank dem schweizerischen Datenschutzbeauftragten
    Vor einigen Tagen kündigte Microsoft an, bei Windows die Transparenz im Zusammenhang mit dem Datenschutz zu verbessern: Einerseits zeigt ein neues «Privacy Dashboard» einen Teil der persönlichen Daten, die…
  • Jan 11

    Datenschutz: Schweiz erhält eigenen Privacy Shield mit den USA

    Datenschutz: Schweiz erhält eigenen Privacy Shield mit den USA
    Nach der Europäischen Union (EU) erhält nun auch die Schweiz einen so genannten Privacy Shield von den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika (USA), wie der Schweizerische Bundesrat schreibt. Der neue Privacy …
  • Jan 10

    Digital Shift: Blockchain, Smart Contracts und Vertrauen

    Digital Shift: Blockchain, Smart Contracts und Vertrauen
    Digital Shift ist ein schweizerisches Diskussionsforum für digitale Transformation. Am 8. Februar 2017 steht in Zürich das Themenfeld rund um Blockchain, Smart Contracts und Vertrauen auf dem Programm: «Vertrauen…
Rank this Week: 2390

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/
  • Jan 15

    RatnerPrestia Elects Ling Zhong as Shareholder

    RatnerPrestia Elects Ling Zhong as Shareholder
    Philadelphia, PA | January 2017 – RatnerPrestia is pleased to announce that Ling Zhong, Ph.D. has become a Shareholder of the firm. Ling joined the firm as an Associate in 2010 and has most recently held the position of Counsel. She has…
  • Nov 15

    Sunjeev S. Sikand Speaks at USPTO Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable 1

    Sunjeev S. Sikand Speaks at USPTO Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable 1
      Washington, D.C. | November 2016 – Sunjeev Sikand was selected to speak on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable 1 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on November 14, 2016.  Mr. Sikand made three…
  • Nov 14

    Bayh-Dole Briefing on Capitol Hill to Feature RatnerPrestia Shareholder Brian P. O’Shaughnessy

    Bayh-Dole Briefing on Capitol Hill to Feature RatnerPrestia Shareholder Brian P. O’Shaughnessy
      Philadelphia, PA | November 2016 – RatnerPrestia Shareholder Brian P. O’Shaughnessy will appear as a panelist in a Capitol Hill briefing addressing the importance to the U.S. economy of the Bayh-Dole Act. Mr.…
Rank this Week: 2914

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
Rank this Week: 2621

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    How Do You Prove Abandonment Of A Trademark?

    How Do You Prove Abandonment Of A Trademark?
    In the case of Christian M. Ziebarth v. Del Taco, LLC, Cancellation No. 92053501 (March 31, 2015) [not precedential], the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board set forth the standards for trademark abandonment. Christian Ziebarth (the…
  • Dec 22

    Federal Circuit Holds One Sale Satisfies “Use In Commerce” Rule

    Federal Circuit Holds One Sale Satisfies “Use In Commerce” Rule
    The United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit issued a ruling on November 14, 2016 that encouraged small business owners all over the country. This was a David and Goliath battle that started in 2009. The Christian Faith Fellowship…
  • Dec 12

    Melania Trump’s Trademark Endeavor

    Melania Trump’s Trademark Endeavor
    Now that Melania Trump is to assume the role of First Lady of the United States on January 20, 2017, her trademark troubles may have just begun. Melania Trump has hired a law firm in Slovenia to stop the use of her name on numerous products…
Rank this Week: 1516

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Covers intellectual property law, including trademark, patents, copyrights and entertainment law.

https://500law.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    Viacom prevails in SpongeBob SquarePants Trademark Lawsuit

    Viacom prevails in SpongeBob SquarePants Trademark Lawsuit
    Recently, Viacom, the company responsible for the Sponge SquarePants television show, prevailed in a trademark lawsuit.[1] The dispute resulted from the Defendant’s plans to use the name “Krusty Krab” for a restaurant.[2]…
  • Dec 27

    Rapper Rick Ross prevails over another rapper in trademark lawsuit

    Rapper Rick Ross prevails over another rapper in trademark lawsuit
    Recently, rapper Rick Ross prevailed in a trademark lawsuit filed against him by rapper Raul Caiz.[1] The Plaintiff, Raul Caiz’s (“Plaintiff”) Complaint asserted claims for Federal Trademark Infringement, Dilution, and…
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court agrees to hear case that may put limits on where Patent cases can be filed

    Supreme Court agrees to hear case that may put limits on where Patent cases can be filed
    Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case which may place restrictions on where patent litigation lawsuits may be filed.[1] The Supreme Court granted a petition for certiorari filed by TC Heartland LLC (“Petitioner”).[2]…
Rank this Week: 1945

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    Viacom prevails in SpongeBob SquarePants Trademark Lawsuit

    Viacom prevails in SpongeBob SquarePants Trademark Lawsuit
    Recently, Viacom, the company responsible for the Sponge SquarePants television show, prevailed in a trademark lawsuit.[1] The dispute resulted from the Defendant’s plans to use the name “Krusty Krab” for a restaurant.[2]…
  • Dec 27

    Rapper Rick Ross prevails over another rapper in trademark lawsuit

    Rapper Rick Ross prevails over another rapper in trademark lawsuit
    Recently, rapper Rick Ross prevailed in a trademark lawsuit filed against him by rapper Raul Caiz.[1] The Plaintiff, Raul Caiz’s (“Plaintiff”) Complaint asserted claims for Federal Trademark Infringement, Dilution, and…
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court agrees to hear case that may put limits on where Patent cases can be filed

    Supreme Court agrees to hear case that may put limits on where Patent cases can be filed
    Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case which may place restrictions on where patent litigation lawsuits may be filed.[1] The Supreme Court granted a petition for certiorari filed by TC Heartland LLC (“Petitioner”).[2]…
Rank this Week: 4973

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 13

    Copyright Reform in Canada – the 2017 Section 92 Review

    Copyright Reform in Canada – the 2017 Section 92 Review
    (Wikimedia)We can look forward to a lot of lawyering and lobbying devoted to copyright in Canada in 2017.On the litigation front, we are awaiting important judgments in several cases, including the following that have been heard with the…
  • Jan 1

    Welcome, Mr. Walt Disney, to the Canadian Public Domain

    Welcome, Mr. Walt Disney, to the Canadian Public Domain
    (Disney in 1946 - Wikipedia)Today is public domain day in Canada for the works of any sole or last surviving joint author who died in 1966. Canada has a copyright term of life + 50 years.Walt Disney, the person, died on December 15, 1966.…
  • Dec 21

    Blacklock’s Must Pay $65,000 for Litigation that “should never have been commenced let alone carried to trial”

    Blacklock’s Must Pay $65,000 for Litigation that “should never have been commenced let alone carried to trial”
    http://www.clipartkid.com/lump-of-coal-cliparts/In an unusually trenchant costs award, Justice Barnes of the Federal Court has ruled that Blacklock’s must pay the taxpayers of Canada an “all-inclusive amount of $65,000 plus…
Rank this Week: 1101

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Jan 12

    2017 Plan

    2017 Plan
    Happy New Year, copyright questioners! As some of you may have noticed, we spent a good deal of 2016 in hibernation.  QCO is a volunteer-run organization, and sometimes those volunteers get busy with other stuff in their lives. …
  • Apr 9

    "Seder-Masochism" Work-in-Progress Screening in New York City, April 21, with QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley

    "Seder-Masochism" Work-in-Progress Screening in New York City, April 21, with QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley
    Thursday, April 21st, 7:30pm at IFC Center in New York City (323 6th Ave) Work-in-Progress screening of "Seder-Masochism", the upcoming new film by Question Copyright Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley. Q&A to follow. Advance ticket purchase…
  • Apr 1

    Congratulations to Creative Commons on new CC-BY-NV license.

    Congratulations to Creative Commons on new CC-BY-NV license.
    Question Copyright congratulates Creative Commons on the release of the new Creative Commons Attribution No-Value 1.0 International license, which allows covered works to be distributed freely with proper attribution, as long as no recipient…
Rank this Week: 2893

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Jan 12

    New Range and Numerical Search Filters Home in on Relevant Result

    New Range and Numerical Search Filters Home in on Relevant Result
    Docket Alarm is excited to announce new search features that make finding relevant cases easier than ever before.Range and numerical filters allow you to search by specifying ranges of the number of parties, firms, or attorneys involved in a…
  • Dec 23

    SCOTUS Patent Cases to Know for 2017

    SCOTUS Patent Cases to Know for 2017
    As we approach the end of 2016, it’s a good time to look ahead to the cases that may have a significant impact on patent law in the coming year. Here is a preview of some of the important patent decisions on the Supreme Court’s…
  • Dec 9

    SCOTUS Sides With Samsung

    SCOTUS Sides With Samsung
    In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruledon Tuesday in favor of Samsung in their ongoing case against Apple over design patent damages. The Court’s decision reversed an earlier ruling by the Federal Circuit that awarded Apple…
Rank this Week: 1444

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Jan 12

    Update on P3 Program

    Update on P3 Program
    Ann Robl The Post-Prosecution Pilot (“P3”) Program closed today, January 12, at the end of its six-month run.  According to the USPTO, all of the technology centers met…
  • Jan 9

    Legal Guide for Blogger

    Legal Guide for Blogger
    Douglas J. Sorocco This is a reprise of a popular blog post published some years ago.The EFF has released a Legal Guide for Bloggers. Included in this guide are sections on defamation,…
  • Jan 7

    Samsung v. Apple and Design Patent Infringement Damage

    Samsung v. Apple and Design Patent Infringement Damage
    Elizabeth Isaac The Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in the Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Apple, Inc. case on December 6, 2016, concerning apportionment of design patent…
Rank this Week: 2219

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 3668

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jan 12

    Take Survey to Provide Info on Copyright Registration

    Take Survey to Provide Info on Copyright Registration
    As previously reported, the U.S. Copyright Office is reviewing the rules on group registration of photographs, group registration of contributions to periodicals, and supplementary registration. In response, several photography organizations:…
  • Jan 3

    Test your copyright knowledge!

    Test your copyright knowledge!
    Happy New Year! Get a good start on 2017 by testing your copyright knowledge. When you’re finished with the quiz, you can get additional information on each of these questions at…
  • Dec 16

    Librarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyright

    Librarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyright
    The public will have the opportunity to provide input to the Library of Congress on expertise needed by the Register of Copyrights, the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, announced today. Beginning today, December 16, an online survey is…
Rank this Week: 4574

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Jan 12

    Take Survey to Provide Info on Copyright Registration

    Take Survey to Provide Info on Copyright Registration
    As previously reported, the U.S. Copyright Office is reviewing the rules on group registration of photographs, group registration of contributions to periodicals, and supplementary registration. In response, several photography organizations:…
  • Jan 3

    Test your copyright knowledge!

    Test your copyright knowledge!
    Happy New Year! Get a good start on 2017 by testing your copyright knowledge. When you’re finished with the quiz, you can get additional information on each of these questions at…
  • Dec 16

    Librarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyright

    Librarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyright
    The public will have the opportunity to provide input to the Library of Congress on expertise needed by the Register of Copyrights, the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, announced today. Beginning today, December 16, an online survey is…
Rank this Week: 2740

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/
  • Jan 12

    More new ways to explore patent data

    More new ways to explore patent data
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Making patent data accessible to the public has been a cornerstone of this agency’s policy since its inception. I’m pleased…
  • Jan 9

    MyUSPTO: Your Personalized Homepage for USPTO Task

    MyUSPTO: Your Personalized Homepage for USPTO Task
    Guest blog by Chief Information Officer John B. Owens II The USPTO recently launched a new tool to improve how you manage your intellectual property portfolio. With one single sign on, you can now track your patent and trademark…
  • Jan 4

    USPTO Releases its 2016 Performance and Accountability Report

    USPTO Releases its 2016 Performance and Accountability Report
    Guest Blog by Chief Financial Officer Tony Scardino I’m pleased to announce that the USPTO has published its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for fiscal year (FY) 2016.  The PAR serves as the USPTO’s annual…
Rank this Week: 4043

Written Description

Written Description

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

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 11

    IP Fellowship Opportunities at Harvard and Yale

    IP Fellowship Opportunities at Harvard and Yale
    According to the 2016 self-reported entry-level hiring report, 66 out of 83 (about 80%) new tenure-track law faculty had a fellowship, and this percentage has risen over time. I think this is primarily because fellowships give you time to…
  • Jan 10

    IP and Federalism: An Expanding Field

    IP and Federalism: An Expanding Field
    Thanks to those of you who attended the "Intellectual Property & Federalism" panel at AALS, moderated by Jennifer Rothman and organized by Joe Miller. I truly enjoyed each of the presentations of my fellow panelists: Guy Rub, Brian Frye,…
  • Dec 19

    (Un)Reasonable Royaltie

    (Un)Reasonable Royaltie
    For the small subgroup of people who read this blog, but don't read Patently-O, I thought I would point to a new article that I've posted called (Un)Reasonable Royalties. I won't write much about it here. Dennis Crouch did a nice review, for…
Rank this Week: 3201