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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/
  • Apr 20

    T1825/13 : interprétation holistique

    T1825/13 : interprétation holistique
    Un lecteur me signale cette intéressante décision, qu'il en soit remercié! Le brevet avait pour objet un dispositif de contrôle de la qualité d'impression (QPCA) d'une imprimante. Lors de l'examen…
  • Apr 18

    J23/14 : restitutio sur le délai de la règle 51(2) CBE

    J23/14 : restitutio sur le délai de la règle 51(2) CBE
    Le demandeur avait formé une requête en restitutio in integrum car il n'avait pas respecté le délai de 6 mois de la règle 51(2) CBE (dans sa version applicable avant le 1.1.2017) pour le paiement de la taxe…
  • Apr 17

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    EGYP recherche pour son siège à Paris :  Un(e) ingénieur brevet, diplômé(e) du CEIPI, idéalement Conseil en propriété industrielle et/ou mandataire agréé(e)…
Rank this Week: 1199

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: 2705

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
  • Apr 20

    Podcast: Charging Bull v. Fearless Girl, Cady Noland, 5Pointz, Moral Right

    Podcast: Charging Bull v. Fearless Girl, Cady Noland, 5Pointz, Moral Right
    Does an artist have the legal right to protect her work from the encroachment of another artist’s artwork? That’s the question facing Arturo Di Modica, creator of Wall Street’s iconic bronze Charging Bull, which last month…
  • Apr 15

    A VARA Triumph, Detroit Mural Will Stay Put

    A VARA Triumph, Detroit Mural Will Stay Put
    It’s VARA craziness week. According to the Detroit Metro Times, Detroit’s “iconic” Illuminated Mural won’t be torn down. Apparently the artist and building owner announced last Thursday that they have…
  • Apr 14

    Calling Bull on Art

    Calling Bull on Art
    There’s been so much coverage of the Charging Bull-Fearless Girl controversy that it’s hard to keep track. So, what we’ll do here, in pure shameless self-promotion, is highlight two articles that quote our very own Sergio…
Rank this Week: 4582

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3766

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    9th Circuit revives class action against allegedly mislabeled baby food

    9th Circuit revives class action against allegedly mislabeled baby food
    Bruton v. Gerber Prods. Co., 2017 WL 1396221, --- Fed.Appx. ----, No. 15-15174 (9th Cir. Apr. 19, 2017)Bruton sued Gerber, alleging that labels on certain Gerber baby food products included claims about nutrient and sugar content that were…
  • Apr 20

    Georgetown Tech Law Review seeks submission

    Georgetown Tech Law Review seeks submission
    From the editors:The Georgetown Law Technology Review is soliciting content for fall 2017 publication. Founded in 2015, the Review seeks to build a common forum for technologists, lawyers, and policymakers to discuss the increasingly complex…
  • Apr 20

    Presumptions and evidence of causation both work in false advertising case

    Presumptions and evidence of causation both work in false advertising case
    Robroy Indus.–Texas, LLC v. Thomas & Betts Corp., No. 15-CV-512, No. 2:16-CV-198, 2017 WL 1370545 (E.D. Tex. Apr. 10, 2017)T&B and Robroy compete in the market for PVC-coated electrical conduit, which is used to carry electrical…
Rank this Week: 663

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    What Do California Wine Grapes and California Marijuana Have in Common?

    What Do California Wine Grapes and California Marijuana Have in Common?
    When a winery wants to tell consumers the geographic source of its wine, it includes on the label the wine’s “appellation of origin.”  An appellation of origin tells the consumer where the wine grapes were grown. …
  • Apr 13

    Are the Tides Turning for Motions to Amend Claims in IPR Proceedings?

    Are the Tides Turning for Motions to Amend Claims in IPR Proceedings?
    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) has rarely allowed patent owners to replace or modify claims during inter partes review (“IPR”), covered business method review, or post-grant review.  In fact, in April…
  • Apr 6

    The Fabric of Copyright Infringement: Obtaining Summary Judgment on Copying Element

    The Fabric of Copyright Infringement: Obtaining Summary Judgment on Copying Element
    Generally, the issue of copyright infringement presents issues of fact to be decided by a jury.  However, when evidence that a design is so “substantially similar” to a copyrighted design, the trial court can find…
Rank this Week: 216

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1309

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 20

    3 Count: Imperfect 10

    3 Count: Imperfect 10
    Tech organizations file petition in support of Giganews in case against Perfect 10, McDonalds threatened over use of street art and two arrested for camming. The post 3 Count: Imperfect 10 appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 19

    How LiveJournal Could Change DMCA Safe Harbor

    How LiveJournal Could Change DMCA Safe Harbor
    LiveJournal is the center of a DMCA safe harbor case that could radically change how communities and sites monitor and remove infringing content. The post How LiveJournal Could Change DMCA Safe Harbor appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 19

    3 Count: Out of Formation

    3 Count: Out of Formation
    Beyonce seeks dismissal of lawsuit over Formation music video, Warner Bros. own marketing hinders it in lawsuit over The Conjuring films and more! The post 3 Count: Out of Formation appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 841

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
Rank this Week: 3866

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

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

http://www.legaltxts.com/
  • Apr 19

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment
    “Why did you fire my wife?”  Bradley Reid Byrd posted this question on the Facebook page of Cracker Barrel.  Byrd wanted to know why his wife was let go after working for the restaurant chain for 11 years.  The post…
  • Mar 22

    NLRB Advice Memorandum Provides Guidance on How to Revise an Illegal Social Media Policy

    NLRB Advice Memorandum Provides Guidance on How to Revise an Illegal Social Media Policy
    On January 1, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel released an advice memorandum (dated September 22, 2016) reviewing the social media policy in Northwestern University’s revised Football…
  • Jan 25

    The Tax Scams Cometh

    The Tax Scams Cometh
    Tax season is miserable for many because it means having to cut a check to the IRS.  But it’s not just Uncle Sam who’s interested in your money.  Scammers are also looking to get paid, and they’ll do it by stealing…
Rank this Week: 3354

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://www.beveragelawupdate.com
  • Apr 19

    Brewers Association Marketing and Advertising Code Update: A beer by any other name doth taste as hoppy

    Brewers Association Marketing and Advertising Code Update: A beer by any other name doth taste as hoppy
    Coming up with the recipe for your new brew is only half the battle, you also have to come up with a creative name and label. While we’ve discussed protecting your brand through trademarks in previous posts, brewers should also be aware…
  • Apr 14

    PODCAST: What’s Brewing in Real Estate Development – An Interview with Chris Thompson

    PODCAST: What’s Brewing in Real Estate Development – An Interview with Chris Thompson
    In this episode of Verrill Voices: What’s Brewing in Real Estate Development, Spencer Thibodeau interviews Chris Thompson, one of the real estate developers involved in the Thompson’s Point development in Portland, Maine. Spencer…
  • Apr 13

    Managing Risk in the Craft Brewing Industry

    Managing Risk in the Craft Brewing Industry
    In a presentation for The Risk Management Association Young Professionals Group, Austin Street Brewery Owner Will Fisher; GHM Insurance Agency’s James Sanborn; TD Bank Relationship Manager Shauna Miller; and Verrill Dana Attorney…
Rank this Week: 1737

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Apr 19

    Another Reason to Post Watermarks on your Photo

    Another Reason to Post Watermarks on your Photo
    The copyright world is abuzz about the recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit opinion in Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc. The primary interest is that the court held that LiveJournal may not be eligible…
  • Apr 5

    Tell Congress to Vote “Yes” on H.R. 1695

    Tell Congress to Vote “Yes” on H.R. 1695
    From the APA: Last week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) introduced the H.R. 1695, The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act The bill passed out of the…
  • Apr 4

    Copyright Registration Tip

    Copyright Registration Tip
      It’s a given that registering your copyrights is a good thing. While the eCO system has made it easier, you sometimes may get stuck in the process. Which is what happened to me recently. While uploading the deposit copies for a…
Rank this Week: 4595

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Apr 19

    Another Reason to Post Watermarks on your Photo

    Another Reason to Post Watermarks on your Photo
    The copyright world is abuzz about the recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit opinion in Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc. The primary interest is that the court held that LiveJournal may not be eligible…
  • Apr 5

    Tell Congress to Vote “Yes” on H.R. 1695

    Tell Congress to Vote “Yes” on H.R. 1695
    From the APA (published here with permission): Last week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) introduced the H.R. 1695, The Register of Copyrights Selection and…
  • Apr 4

    Copyright Registration Tip

    Copyright Registration Tip
      It’s a given that registering your copyrights is a good thing. While the eCO system has made it easier, you sometimes may get stuck in the process. Which is what happened to me recently. While uploading the deposit copies for a…
Rank this Week: 2879

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Covers entertainment and intellectual property law. By Mark A. Baker Law, LLC.

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    POINTS TO PONDER IN AN MUSIC ARTIST-MANAGER CONTRACT

    POINTS TO PONDER IN AN MUSIC ARTIST-MANAGER CONTRACT
    Your artist career is getting traction – you’re doing more shows, you’re recording strong material, people want to work with you. And now you’ve been offered a management contract. Should you sign it? This question…
  • Oct 27

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option
    Authors now have more options than ever to publish their works, ranging from self-publishing, through the hybrid “pay-to-play” publishers, to traditional publishing houses. So, what are the Pros and Cons of each? Self-publishing.…
  • Oct 27

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option
    Authors now have more options than ever to publish their works, ranging from self-publishing, through the hybrid “pay-to-play” publishers, to traditional publishing houses. So, what are the Pros and Cons of each? Self-publishing.…
Rank this Week: 2384

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Apr 19

    KFC Files Lawsuit to Protect Finger Lickin' Good Trademark

    KFC Files Lawsuit to Protect Finger Lickin' Good Trademark
    IPNews® - KFC is suing a New York based entrepreneur Brian Mastrosimone over alleged trademark infringement.   The national restaurant chain claims that Mastrosimone’s use of the slogan “Finger Lakin’ Good” is…
  • Apr 13

    Mexican Restaurants Battle Over "Damn Good Tacos" Trademark

    Mexican Restaurants Battle Over "Damn Good Tacos" Trademark
    IPNews® - A Texas based restaurant chain, Torchy’s Tacos, is suing Dam Good Tacos over alleged trademark infringement. Torchy’s Tacos claims ownership of the Damn Good Tacos trademark since it has used it as a tagline since…
  • Apr 6

    Jimmy Buffet Wins Trademark Dispute Over Marijuanaville

    Jimmy Buffet Wins Trademark Dispute Over Marijuanaville
    IPNews® - Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Enterprises LLC recently won a trademark dispute against a Colorado based entrepreneur, Rachel Bevis.   Bevis filed a trademark application for Marijuanaville in 2014.  The…
Rank this Week: 3618

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Play-Doh is sniffing its way to scent mark

    Play-Doh is sniffing its way to scent mark
    By: Amber L. Reiner, associate at Picadio Sneath Miller and Norton, P.C.  When someone mentions Play-Doh, what is the first thing you think of? Is it those flexible yellow containers? Perhaps it is the smooth and squishy…
  • Apr 18

    U.S. Supreme Court Issues Test for Separability Under the Copyright Act

    U.S. Supreme Court Issues Test for Separability Under the Copyright Act
    Posted by: Kelly A. Williams, shareholder at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  Ms. Williams may be contacted at kwilliams@psmn.com or 412-288-4005. Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, has…
  • Apr 13

    Supreme Court Kills Laches Defense to Patent Infringement

    Supreme Court Kills Laches Defense to Patent Infringement
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) On March 21, 2017, the US Supreme Court, in a 7-1 decision in SCA Hygiene…
Rank this Week: 3266

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

Covers patent, copyright, and trademark law. By Matt Miller.

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • Apr 19

    What is Bitcoin – Part 2 – Practical Benefit

    What is Bitcoin – Part 2 – Practical Benefit
    This is Part 2 of a Series on Bitcoin. Click to read Part 1 – What is Bitcoin?, where I discuss what Bitcoin is and give a basic overview of how it works. This post assumes some basic familiarity with… Read more › The…
  • Sep 28

    What is Bitcoin?

    What is Bitcoin?
    Over the past few years, you may have seen one of many news stories about something called Bitcoin (). Here are just a few of them: L.A. hospital forced to pay $17,000 in bitcoin ransom to get medical records back… Read more…
  • Aug 26

    Practical Tips in view of the Equation Group Hack

    Practical Tips in view of the Equation Group Hack
    Last week, in a series of events seemingly a mix between Mr. Robot and Austin Powers, something fairly unusual happened that could potentially cause security problems for many people and businesses. And, perhaps because the story is a little…
Rank this Week: 1617

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Apr 19

    Don’t Forget to Establish Personal Jurisdiction in Defend Trade Secrets Act Case

    Don’t Forget to Establish Personal Jurisdiction in Defend Trade Secrets Act Case
    It is well known that 18 U.S.C. § 1836, et seq. (the Defend Trade Secrets Act or “DTSA”) finally provides a mechanism for pursing trade secret claims in federal court. A recent decision, however, serves as an excellent…
  • Apr 17

    Are My Customer Lists a Trade Secret?

    Are My Customer Lists a Trade Secret?
    A lawyer’s favorite phrase might be “it depends.” And when an employer asks whether its customer lists qualify as a trade secret, “it depends” is often the answer. But even if it’s difficult to definitively…
  • Apr 14

    Trade Secret Protection: What Every California Employer Needs to Know

    Trade Secret Protection: What Every California Employer Needs to Know
    Seyfarth Shaw attorneys Robert Milligan, Jim McNairy, and Scott Atkinson, joined by James Vaughn of iDiscovery Solutions, are presenting a briefing in Los Angeles on May 10 and a briefing in San Francisco on May 17, focused on trade secret…
Rank this Week: 936

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
  • Apr 4

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 1424

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
  • Apr 4

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 1974

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: 2746

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Transfer on Death Deeds - The Sky Report April 2017

    Transfer on Death Deeds - The Sky Report April 2017
    Our latest newsletter, The Sky Report April 2017.  Article on Transfer on Death Deeds and announcements of our newest attorney and new office.  See more on our website www.clearskylaw.com
  • Oct 13

    Led Zeppelin wins copyright case

    Led Zeppelin wins copyright case
    Jury rules that Led Zeppelin did not infringe when composed and recorded Stairway to Heaven.
  • Oct 13

    The Slants to play before U.S. Supreme Court

    The Slants to play before U.S. Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether disparaging trademarks can be registered by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Rank this Week: 4103

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Apr 18

    Bar to initiate Covered Business Method review was raised

    Bar to initiate Covered Business Method review was raised
    The threshold bar for being able to successfully petition the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to initiate the covered business method review used to be low.  See Versata.…
  • Apr 10

    Prior art must disclose EVERY limitation for a proper anticipation rejection

    Prior art must disclose EVERY limitation for a proper anticipation rejection
    For an examiner to reject a claim based on anticipation, each and every limitation must be found either expressly or inherently in a single prior art reference. An anticipation rejection is a rejection where the examiner is of the opinion…
  • Apr 10

    Prior art must disclose EVERY limitation for a proper anticipation rejection

    Prior art must disclose EVERY limitation for a proper anticipation rejection
    For an examiner to reject a claim based on anticipation, each and every limitation must be found either expressly or inherently in a single prior art reference. An anticipation rejection is a rejection where the examiner is of the opinion…
Rank this Week: 4130

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/
  • Apr 18

    KERRYGOLD initiates trademark lawsuit against competing butter brand

    KERRYGOLD initiates trademark lawsuit against competing butter brand
    Recently, the companies responsible for manufacturing and distributing butter under the trademark KERRYGOLD (“Plaintiffs”) filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Eurogold USA, LLC and Old World Creamery, LLC…
  • Mar 31

    Flagrante Violación al Orden Constitucional en Venezuela.

    Flagrante Violación al Orden Constitucional en Venezuela.
    El Tribunal Supremo de Justicia en Venezuela dio un golpe de estado al orden democrático con la sentencia Nº 156 del 29 de Marzo del 2017.  Resumiendo su contenido en unas líneas, produjo una decisión a un…
  • Mar 20

    Congratulations to Catherine for Winning Our 2017 Ultra Music Festival Sweepstake

    Congratulations to Catherine for Winning Our 2017 Ultra Music Festival Sweepstake
    Congratulations to Catherine Lewin, who just won two 3-day passes to Ultra Music Festival in Miami!  The winner was randomly chosen by a third party vendor to ensure the integrity of the sweepstakes.  Ms. Lewin is not affiliated…
Rank this Week: 1465

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    KERRYGOLD initiates trademark lawsuit against competing butter brand

    KERRYGOLD initiates trademark lawsuit against competing butter brand
    Recently, the companies responsible for manufacturing and distributing butter under the trademark KERRYGOLD (“Plaintiffs”) filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Eurogold USA, LLC and Old World Creamery, LLC…
  • Mar 31

    Flagrante Violación al Orden Constitucional en Venezuela.

    Flagrante Violación al Orden Constitucional en Venezuela.
    El Tribunal Supremo de Justicia en Venezuela dio un golpe de estado al orden democrático con la sentencia Nº 156 del 29 de Marzo del 2017.  Resumiendo su contenido en unas líneas, produjo una decisión a un…
  • Mar 20

    Congratulations to Catherine for Winning Our 2017 Ultra Music Festival Sweepstake

    Congratulations to Catherine for Winning Our 2017 Ultra Music Festival Sweepstake
    Congratulations to Catherine Lewin, who just won two 3-day passes to Ultra Music Festival in Miami!  The winner was randomly chosen by a third party vendor to ensure the integrity of the sweepstakes.  Ms. Lewin is not affiliated…
Rank this Week: 4695

FPC Review

FPC Review

By Martin Wilming. Reviews / summarizes all decisions issued by the Swiss Federal Patent Court.

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • Apr 18

    Playing with data is so much fun

    Playing with data is so much fun
    There is quite a lot of raw data in the FPC’s decisions. Why not scramble and shuffle it a bit? I did so below for the decisions published in 2017. It’s kind of a sneak preview; I will extend… read more The post Playing…
  • Apr 10

    Judicial vacation

    Judicial vacation
    Time flies, it’s holiday time — again! Judicial Easter vacations, from April 9 to April 23, 2017; Art. 145(1) lit. a CPC. Statutory time limits and time limits set by the court are… read more The post Judicial…
  • Apr 10

    Judicial vacation

    Judicial vacation
    Time flies, it’s holiday time — again! Judicial Easter vacations, from April 9 to April 23, 2017; Art. 145(1) lit. a CPC. Statutory time limits and time limits set by the court are… read more The post Judicial…
Rank this Week: 1929

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Apr 18

    Adobe v themacspecialist

    Adobe v themacspecialist
    EBay seller allegedly sells infringing ADOBE spftware by loading it onto (alleged) Apple computers, and selling the computers on eBay.
  • Apr 2

    Recommended Reading: Letter from Wallace Global Fund to Morgan Lewis re: Trump Conflicts of Interest

    Recommended Reading: Letter from Wallace Global Fund to Morgan Lewis re: Trump Conflicts of Interest
    This letter from the co-chairman of the Wallace Global Fund, resigning as a client of the Morgan Lewis firm, because of the manner of Morgan Lewis representing Trump in regard to conflicts of interest, justifies close reading.
  • Mar 31

    What The Most Expensive Mattresses In The World Look Like

    What The Most Expensive Mattresses In The World Look Like
      According to this, plaintiff Hasten sells the most expensive mattress in the world, and defendant Kluft sells the most expensive US mattress. Hastens has registrations for the plaid pattern. More pictures of expensive mattresses here.…
Rank this Week: 2309

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Apr 18

    Patenting DNA: Does Canada Have it Right?

    Patenting DNA: Does Canada Have it Right?
    It is no secret that in order to obtain a patent, the invention must be a “useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof”, (35 U.S.C. 101) but is allowing…
  • Dec 16

    Pharmaceutical Patents. A Brief Overview.

    Pharmaceutical Patents. A Brief Overview.
    In today’s modern society, pharmaceutical drugs are indispensable to the health of millions world-wide. They are one of the most important inventions that mankind has ever created. They cures ailments, save lives, and enhance the…
  • Dec 16

    Pharmaceutical Patents. A Brief Overview.

    Pharmaceutical Patents. A Brief Overview.
    In today’s modern society, pharmaceutical drugs are indispensable to the health of millions world-wide. They are one of the most important inventions that mankind has ever created. They cures ailments, save lives, and enhance the…
Rank this Week: 4950

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Apr 18

    Cyber-Security: It's Not If, It's When

    Cyber-Security: It's Not If, It's When
    We are all at risk for a cybersecurity breach. Speakers from Michigan State University, ASK and Foster Swift will help you determine the legal and technical processes you need to have in place. Learn more in this short video.…
  • Mar 23

    Common Legal Mistakes of Start-Up

    Common Legal Mistakes of Start-Up
    The list below highlights some of the frequent legal mistakes made by start-ups. Blunders and mistakes are certainly a part of life and starting a business. But, we hope that the advice below will help you avoid a few.…
  • Mar 15

    Big Hollywood Studios Win Injunction Against Streamer VidAngel in Copyright Infringement Case

    Big Hollywood Studios Win Injunction Against Streamer VidAngel in Copyright Infringement Case
    A big legal battle has been brewing between upstart video streamer VidAngel and Hollywood heavyweights Disney, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox. So far, the studios have scored a clean knockdown, if not a knockout.VidAngel describes…
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Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Apr 18

    In Whose Language? Cybersquatting by Foreigner

    In Whose Language? Cybersquatting by Foreigner
    There are no gatekeepers to prevent registrants from acquiring domain names incorporating marks that potentially violate third-party rights. Anyone, anywhere can acquire domain names composed of words and letters in languages not its own…
  • Apr 3

    Passive Holding of Domain Names and the Argument for Bad Faith or Forfeiture

    Passive Holding of Domain Names and the Argument for Bad Faith or Forfeiture
    There is a misconception among some trademark owners and their counsel that passive holding of domain names alone, Sandy Frank Film Syndication, Inc. v. Ralph Zita, FA1612001706714 (Forum February 14, 2017) (<youaskedforit.com>), or…
  • Mar 31

    Provider and Arbitrator Immunity for Acting in Their Official Capacitie

    Provider and Arbitrator Immunity for Acting in Their Official Capacitie
    Once parties have voluntarily agreed to resolve their disputes by arbitration courts have no authority to intervene in the proceeding and only a limited role at the end of the process to determine whether it was tainted in some manner…
Rank this Week: 5046

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contract

    New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contract
    Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 prohibits non-disparagement provisions in form contracts with consumers that restrict legitimate commercial speech. The post New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contracts…
  • Feb 20

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration
    This post examines the USPTO's draft Examination Guide on Incapable Informational Matter - essentially matter that is not capable of federal trademark registration because it cannot function as a trademark. The Draft Guide focused on three…
  • Nov 28

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?
    Probably not. No matter how new a formula (a.k.a. recipe) may be, if it simply comprises a combination of ingredients mixed together to form a new and unique dish, it is not likely to be copyrightable. And, once published, even if the recipe…
Rank this Week: 4107

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Apr 18

    Does All Of A Deceased Person’s Property Have To Go Through Probate?

    Does All Of A Deceased Person’s Property Have To Go Through Probate?
    Not all of a deceased person’s property has to go through probate. If the property had a properly designated beneficiary, such as an insurance policy, an IRA or a 401(k), those do not go through probate. Additionally, because of…
  • Mar 28

    Should You Name a Revocable Living Trust as a Beneficiary of an IRA?

    Should You Name a Revocable Living Trust as a Beneficiary of an IRA?
    We recently had some discussions with a Madison family that was trying to make the most of their father's IRA. The family wanted to make sure that after the father died, the IRA would benefit one of the children, and then after that child…
  • Mar 28

    Should You Name a Revocable Living Trust as a Beneficiary of an IRA?

    Should You Name a Revocable Living Trust as a Beneficiary of an IRA?
    We recently had some discussions with a Madison family that was trying to make the most of their father's IRA. The family wanted to make sure that after the father died, the IRA would benefit one of the children, and then after that child…
Rank this Week: 3832

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

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

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    General Civil Restraint Orders in IPEC - Perry v Brundle

    General Civil Restraint Orders in IPEC - Perry v Brundle
    Royal Courts of Justice Photo Michael ReeveCreative Commons Licence Jane Lambert Perry v F H Brundle and Others [2017] EWHC 678 (IPEC) (30 March 2017) Para 1 of the Part 3C Practice Direction, which is made…
  • Apr 13

    Court of Appeal upholds Birss J in Unwired Planet v Huawei

    Court of Appeal upholds Birss J in Unwired Planet v Huawei
    Jane Lambert Court of Appeal Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 266 (12 April 2017) Lords Justices Gross and Floyd and Mr Justice Arnold  In Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei…
  • Apr 10

    Other Articles of Interest

    Other Articles of Interest
    IP Litigation After Brexit IP North West 9 April 2018 In 2 years time, there will be no Community design or EU trade mark courts and we may well have left the Unified Patent Court. What should we do then? Well, make more use of IPEC,…
Rank this Week: 378

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

Summary of recent decisions by boards of appeal of the European patent office (EPO).

http://dp-patentlaw.blogspot.nl/
  • Apr 18

    J 23/14 - Pendency revisited: the 6-month period for paying the renewal fee with an additional fee

    J 23/14 - Pendency revisited: the 6-month period for paying the renewal fee with an additional fee
    Just after the Guidelines explicitly indicated that a patent application is still pending for the purpose of filing a divisional until the expiry of the 6-month period for paying the renewal fee (even if that fee is not paid), T 1402/13 ruled…
  • Apr 11

    T 1543/12 - Multiple ranges in claim, are all combinations supported?

    T 1543/12 - Multiple ranges in claim, are all combinations supported?
    Many independent combinations are possibleClaim 1 in this opposition comprises a number of ranges. Individually, each of the ranges is supported by the application, but there may be combinations of the ranges that are not. Is such a claim…
  • Apr 7

    T 1750/14 - New applicant, new representative & upcoming oral proceeding

    T 1750/14 - New applicant, new representative &amp; upcoming oral proceeding
    In the examination case under appeal, the then applicant's representative requested approximately 5 weeks before the scheduled oral proceedings the postponement of the oral proceedings and the postponement of the final date for making written…
Rank this Week: 1696

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Apr 17

    Angiomax Patents Limited To Example

    Angiomax Patents Limited To Example
    In The Medicines Co. v. Mylan, Inc., the Federal Circuit construed composition claims of two Angiomax patents as requiring the recited “batches” to be made by a specific “efficient mixing” process illustrated in one of…
  • Apr 10

    PTAB Not Bound By Prior Court Decisions Upholding Exelon Patent

    PTAB Not Bound By Prior Court Decisions Upholding Exelon Patent
    In Novartis v. Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions invalidating certain claims of two Orange Book-listed Exelon patents. This decision has garnered attention…
  • Mar 13

    Biosimilar Remedies Not Limited Without Full Patent Dance

    Biosimilar Remedies Not Limited Without Full Patent Dance
    The judge presiding over the pending biosimilar litigation between Janssen and Celltrion/Hospira has issued guidance regarding the ramifications of a potential standing defect. Judge Wolf opined that Janssen’s biosimilar remedies would…
Rank this Week: 3800

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Concrete Steps of towards an Urban Internet of Thing

    Concrete Steps of towards an Urban Internet of Thing
    April 12, 2017 – In November 2016, the Knight Foundation and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society’s Responsive Communities initiative, under the auspices of the NetGain Partnership, brought together city officials…
  • Mar 30

    Susan Crawford’s Road Trip – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 242

    Susan Crawford’s Road Trip – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 242
    March 1, 2017 – Susan Crawford has come back to the podcast to tell us about her recent travels in North Carolina and Tennessee, talking to people on the ground that have already built fiber-optic networks or are in the midst of…
  • Mar 29

    Adam Ruins Everything – Susan Crawford On Investing in Internet Infrastructure

    Adam Ruins Everything – Susan Crawford On Investing in Internet Infrastructure
    March 29, 2017 – On the podcast Susan tells us why the internet in the U.S. isn’t as good as it should be; it’s much slower than many other countries around the world because our cable conglomerates can control markets…
Rank this Week: 548

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Apr 17

    Evolution of Portable Music Player

    Evolution of Portable Music Player
    Evolution of Music PlayersWritten By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog EditorWith Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival currently taking place, I thought it would be interesting to look into our past and see what…
  • Apr 3

    Patents in Outer Space: An Approach to the Legal Framework of Future Invention

    Patents in Outer Space: An Approach to the Legal Framework of Future Invention
    Patents in Outer Space: An Approach to the Legal Framework of Future InventionsJuan Felipe JiménezSpace is a challenge for patent law. From the first Apollo moon mission, to the astronauts on board today’s International Space…
  • Mar 14

    From Camera Obscura To Camera Futura - How Patents Shaped Two Centuries of Photographic Innovation and Competition

    From Camera Obscura To Camera Futura - How Patents Shaped Two Centuries of Photographic Innovation and Competition
    From Camera Obscura To Camera Futura - How Patents Shaped Two Centuries of Photographic Innovation and CompetitionElliot Brown, Ben Hattenbach, and Ian Washburn The development of photographic technology has been one of the…
Rank this Week: 2316

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Apr 17

    WWE Studios Enters Troll-Suit Game with “Eliminators” Filing in Connecticut Court

    WWE Studios Enters Troll-Suit Game with “Eliminators” Filing in Connecticut Court
    WWE Studios Finance Corp., the purported owner of copyrights to the 2016 film Eliminators, has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against 14 Doe defendants in the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut.  This is…
  • Mar 12

    ME2 Troll Copyright Suits Surface in Hawai’i Federal Court

    ME2 Troll Copyright Suits Surface in Hawai’i Federal Court
    New BitTorrent copyright cases were initiated in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii by ME2 Productions, Inc., following a great number of similar “troll-style” lawsuits filed across the country. As Troll…
  • Mar 12

    “Mechanic: Resurrection” Expands National Troll Suit Campaign into Utah Court

    “Mechanic: Resurrection” Expands National Troll Suit Campaign into Utah Court
    New BitTorrent copyright cases were initiated in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah by ME2 Productions, Inc., following a great number of similar “troll-style” lawsuits filed across the country. As…
Rank this Week: 1548

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/
Rank this Week: 1212

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

Covers the Supreme Court's review of In re Bilski. By Fenwick & West.

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4215

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Apr 17

    * 17 Seconds #35 – Whitelist us please!

    * 17 Seconds #35 – Whitelist us please!
    We’re here to help. By Erik J. Heels First published 4/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. While the open rate for Clocktower Law’s emails (like this one) is twice industry average, we are not satisfied. It has come…
  • Mar 17

    * 17 Seconds #34 – Is your startup having an IP mid-life crisis?

    * 17 Seconds #34 – Is your startup having an IP mid-life crisis?
    It just takes longer because I’m Middle-Aged Man! By Erik J. Heels First published 3/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. That, of course, is a reference to the 1990s SNL “Middle-Aged Man Superhero” sketch by…
  • Feb 17

    * 17 Seconds #33 – Hire my brother Mark Heels (and I will owe you a favor)

    * 17 Seconds #33 – Hire my brother Mark Heels (and I will owe you a favor)
    Nepotism is a good deal if you can get it, but we’re not hiring at the moment. By Erik J. Heels First published 2/15/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. One of the things I love about running my own law firm is the flexible…
Rank this Week: 710

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1236

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

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

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Apr 14

    Copyright Cases: Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc.

    Copyright Cases: Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc.
    Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc.  LiveJournal is a social media platform that displays photographs posted by users.  Maverix Photographs sued for copyright infringement of some of its photographs.  LiveJournal…
  • Feb 15

    What does Consideration mean in a Contract?

    What does Consideration mean in a Contract?
    What does it mean for a contract to be not enforceable because of a lack of consideration? Answer: In order for a contract to be enforceable, the mutual promises of the parties must be supported by “consideration”. Considerations…
  • Feb 14

    Benefits of a Federal Trademark Registration – FAQ

    Benefits of a Federal Trademark Registration – FAQ
    What are the benefits of a federal trademark registration? Answer: There are many benefits of a federal trademark registration, both direct and indirect.  Direct benefits are numerous and include: National protection of the…
Rank this Week: 4370

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/
  • Apr 14

    The future of ad blocking

    The future of ad blocking
    There’s an ongoing arms race between ad blockers and websites — more and more sites either try to sneak their ads through or force users to disable ad blockers. Most previous discussions have assumed that this is a cat-and-mouse…
  • Apr 3

    Dissecting the (Likely) Forthcoming Repeal of the FCC’s Privacy Rulemaking

    Dissecting the (Likely) Forthcoming Repeal of the FCC’s Privacy Rulemaking
    Last week, the House and Senate both passed a joint resolution that prevent’s the new privacy rules from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from taking effect; the rules were released by the FCC last November, and would have…
  • Mar 29

    Questions for the FBI on Encryption Mandate

    Questions for the FBI on Encryption Mandate
    I wrote on Monday about how to analyze a proposal to mandate access to encrypted data. FBI Director James Comey, at the University of Texas last week, talked about encryption policy and his hope that some kind of exceptional access for law…
Rank this Week: 635

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on 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/
  • Apr 13

    Web Advertising – Complying with FTC’s “Clear & Conspicuous” Rule

    Web Advertising &ndash; Complying with FTC&rsquo;s &ldquo;Clear &amp; Conspicuous&rdquo; Rule
    Increasingly, companies are turning to the internet and social media platforms to advertise their products, often by using native advertising or by providing incentives such as payments or free products to social media…
  • Apr 10

    11th Cir. holds “skim milk” label protected by 1st Amendment

    11th Cir. holds “skim milk” label protected by 1st Amendment
    In a case with potentially significant ramifications for regulatory oversight of the labeling and advertising of foods and pharmaceuticals, the Eleventh Circuit held the First Amendment precluded the Florida Department of Agriculture’s…
  • Apr 5

    Go Team Copyright!

    Go Team Copyright!
    On March 22, 2017, while millions of viewers were watching U.S. college basketball teams vie for the national championship, the uniforms worn by the cheerleaders became the focus of a U.S. Supreme Court copyright ruling. In Star Athletica,…
Rank this Week: 1921