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Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • May 2

    FTC Guidance: Update Privacy Disclosures to Keep Pace with Advances in Online Tracking

    FTC Guidance: Update Privacy Disclosures to Keep Pace with Advances in Online Tracking
    The Federal Trade Commission recognizes that many people benefit from companies’ online tracking by getting advertising that is more targeted to their preferences. However, as the technologies and techniques used by companies and…
  • Apr 28

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 4/28/16

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 4/28/16
    Several companies cast an eye toward the Internet of Things, Twitter’s AI gets pretty good at live video, some industry giants get behind the driverless car, and more … Samsung launches a place in the cloud just for Internet of…
  • Apr 25

    Do Kanye’s Words Speak Louder than Tidal’s TOS?

    Do Kanye’s Words Speak Louder than Tidal’s TOS?
    A Chicago law firm has challenged Jay-Z and Kanye West, filing a class action complaint for violations of the California Business & Professions Code, fraudulent inducement and unjust enrichment in the Northern District of California. The…
Rank this Week: 2877

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • May 2

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-01

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-01
    Toronto author sends copy of Anne Frank's Diary to German pirate, after copyright complaints https://t.co/ztQfUSf3wv -> Toronto author sends Anne Frank's diary to German politician after copyright complaints https://t.co/9KxvMprXGO ->…
  • May 1

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-04-30

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-04-30
    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-04-23 https://t.co/aazIdIbz2G -> Top News Stories for Today – April 23 https://t.co/B5DyddqEdw -> Jaron Lanier: Big Tech is worse than Big Oil https://t.co/WzqaonoUab -> Canadian…
  • Apr 30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-04-29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-04-29
    Federal Government Launches Review of Law and Policy on Canadian Cultural Content in an Age of Digital Disruption https://t.co/Cyzh8x6l1y -> U.S. judge asked to recognize Klingon as real language https://t.co/7okbwLR9T0 -> Competition…
Rank this Week: 2439

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Copyright Law: Sound Engineer's Claim of Music Ownership Time-Barred

    Copyright Law: Sound Engineer's Claim of Music Ownership Time-Barred
    SECOND CIRCUIT - COPYRIGHT LAW - COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP - SOUND RECORDINGS - ACCRUAL OF COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP CLAIMS - ATTORNEYS FEES - MUSIC LAWIf you think you are a co-owner of a copyrighted work, when do you need to speak…
  • Apr 28

    Copyright Law: Seventh Circuit Slaughters True Crime Writer On Motion To Dismi

    Copyright Law: Seventh Circuit Slaughters True Crime Writer On Motion To Dismi
    When a plaintiff sues you for copyright infringement but does not attach the allegedly infringed materials to the complaint, but refers to the materials in the complaint, can you move to dismiss the complaint under Rule 12(b)(6) of the…
  • Apr 23

    Copyright Law: What the Practitioner Needs to Know - Sign Up Today!

    Copyright Law: What the Practitioner Needs to Know - Sign Up Today!
     $245Live Broadcast on May 5, 2016This course covers the fundamentals of what a lawyer needs to know to identify, register and make claims to copyrighted materials, how to identify and negotiate deals involving copyrightable subject…
Rank this Week: 1090

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 2

    Process Failure on the Road to Obergefell

    Process Failure on the Road to Obergefell
    Josh Blackman and Howard M. Wasserman, The Process of Marriage Equality, 43 Hastings Const. L.Q. 243 (2016), available at SSRN.Kevin C. WalshIn The Process of Marriage Equality, Josh Blackman and Howard Wasserman provide a chronicle and…
  • Apr 29

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce
    Robert Yablon, Voting, Spending, and the Right to Participate, available at SSRN.Jessica Bulman-PozenIn McCutcheon v. FEC, Chief Justice Roberts described campaign contributions as a form of participation in electoral politics. His plurality…
  • Apr 28

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law
    Michael A. Livermore, Political Parties and Presidential Oversight, 67 Al. L. Rev. 45 (2015).Mark SeidenfeldEver since courts have recognized the legitimacy of political influence on agency policymaking, scholars have struggled to formulate a…
Rank this Week: 4447

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
  • May 2

    Warranties and Representations on Purchasing Domain Names: What are they Worth?

    Warranties and Representations on Purchasing Domain Names: What are they Worth?
    The WIPO Final Report published in April 1999 from which sprung the UDRP the following October is useful in shedding light on what the assembled constituencies had in mind in agreeing to particularly contentious issues. One of those issues…
  • Apr 25

    Trademark Owners’ Rights to Corresponding Earlier Registered Domain Name

    Trademark Owners’ Rights to Corresponding Earlier Registered Domain Name
    As I pointed out in last week’s essay, having trademark rights that come into existence later than registrations of corresponding domain names only gets complainants to first base; they have standing but no actionable claim. I also…
  • Apr 24

    Fair Contracts for Author

    Fair Contracts for Author
    Gerald M. Levine, co-author In May 2015, the Authors Guild announced its Fair Contract Initiative, and more recently the Internatioanl Authors Forum presented “Ten Principles for Fair Contracts.” Both highlight the same ”…
Rank this Week: 4004

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

An online repository for intellectual property articles, papers and news.

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • May 2

    COSON Starts Licensing Public Performance Rights for Sound Recording

    COSON Starts Licensing Public Performance Rights for Sound Recording
    May 2, 2016 — The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) recently announced that it will pursue the licensing of sound recording rights exploited by users in all commercial and public settings in Nigeria.  This announcement…
  • May 1

    Man Sentenced to 5 years Imprisonment for Sale of Fake Drug

    Man Sentenced to 5 years Imprisonment for Sale of Fake Drug
    May 1, 2016 — A Federal High Court sitting in Delta State on Friday sentenced a man Paul Osita, to five years imprisonment for possession and distribution of fake drugs. Paul Osita (the Accused) was... The post Man Sentenced to 5 years…
  • Apr 14

    IP Lawyers Speakers Series: Interview with Nigerian Copyright Commission Prosecutor, Lawrence Nnoli

    IP Lawyers Speakers Series: Interview with Nigerian Copyright Commission Prosecutor, Lawrence Nnoli
    This week’s IP Lawyers Speakers Series guest is Mr. Lawrence Nnoli, a Criminal Law Lawyer and a Prosecutor with the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC). He has several years of experience in diverse areas of law including…
Rank this Week: 2317

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • May 2

    Another decision in the ongoing fur-technology strifes in Denmark

    Another decision in the ongoing fur-technology strifes in Denmark
    In its decision of 28 January 2016, the Danish Maritime and Commercial Court rendered judgement in a matter between Minkpapir A/S and Jasopels A/S. The main question was whether the conditions for granting an interim injunction pursuant to…
  • Apr 29

    If you ever decide to get into the pearl thong business, make sure that your pearl thongs are as good as the patented ones…

    If you ever decide to get into the pearl thong business, make sure that your pearl thongs are as good as the patented ones…
    According to article 66 of the Spanish Patents Act, in case of moral damages the patent owner will be entitled to compensation even if the existence of an economic damage has not been proven. In addition, according to article 68 “the…
  • Apr 28

    Was the sexual stimulation of the wearer proven?

    Was the sexual stimulation of the wearer proven?
    The most interesting aspect of patent litigation is that it gives one the opportunity to learn from a wide array of different technologies. A recent judgment of 15 January 2016 from the Court of Appeal of Madrid (Section 28) dealt with patent…
Rank this Week: 1761

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    T2227/11 : niveau de preuve dans le cas de citations Internet

    T2227/11 : niveau de preuve dans le cas de citations Internet
    Je remercie le lecteur qui me signale cette intéressante décision. L'aspect le plus important de cette décision porte sur le niveau de preuve à appliquer dans le cas de divulgations sur internet. La division…
  • Apr 28

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    US5498162 1. A process for demonstrating a lifting technique to a person, the process comprising the steps of: providing a substantially rectangular box in a first stationary position on a ground surface, the box having an internal storage…
  • Apr 24

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Ingénieur(e) brevets H/F SATT PARIS-SACLAY – URGENT  Rattachement hiérarchique : Responsable du Pôle Affaires publiques et juridiques Lieu de travail : Orsay Statut et Type de contrat :…
Rank this Week: 1180

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • May 1

    Brand Geek’s 2016 Benefit Corporation Report

    Brand Geek’s 2016 Benefit Corporation Report
    Related Posts:Exemplar Companies 2013 Benefit ReportAbout Lara & Brand GeekPublicationsTermsBeing a B in Good Company
  • Jan 31

    Taylor Swift™ Has the Media Singing the (trademark) Blue

    Taylor Swift™ Has the Media Singing the (trademark) Blue
    Taylor Swift is a 25 year old seven-time GRAMMY Award winner. She was the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house (at age 14) and was the youngest recipient ever to receive music…
  • Jan 21

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb

    Hello Kitty has an organic green thumb
    Hello Organic Kitty. Hello Kitty has been around pretty much my whole life. In fact, the iconic cuddly cartoon (don’t dare call her a CAT!) turned 40 years old this past summer, an occasion celebrated with Hello…
Rank this Week: 4592

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2926

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • May 1

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News – May

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News – May
    Below are the latest issues and cases making trade secrets | noncompete news since our last update … Federal:  The president has until Saturday to sign or veto the DTSA. “[D]escribed as the ‘most…
  • Apr 27

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Awaiting President’s Signature

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Awaiting President’s Signature
    With trade secret theft growing and showing no sign of stopping, it’s no surprise that there has been bipartisan support for Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) – the act that amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 to…
  • Apr 20

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Quick Update

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Quick Update
    Updated on 4/20/2016 at 10:48 AM EDT: As you will recall, on April 4, the Senate voted unanimously to approve the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (commonly referred to as the “DTSA”), which would create a…
Rank this Week: 4497

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • May 1

    The New Future of OTA TV? Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Proposed Next Generation TV Standard

    The New Future of OTA TV? Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Proposed Next Generation TV Standard
    ATSC-designed transmission system promises lots of upside, minimal downside – as long as the FCC and marketplace cooperate. The broadcast television industry is resilient. Its core over-the-air technology was fundamentally changed with…
  • May 1

    The End Is Near: Spectrum Auction Clearing Target, Schedule Announced

    The End Is Near: Spectrum Auction Clearing Target, Schedule Announced
    It’s crunch time – so everybody looking to participate in the Incentive Auction should pay close attention. At long last, the Commission has announced the Initial Clearing Target that it plans to shoot for in the Incentive…
  • Apr 29

    The End Is Near: Spectrum Auction Clearing Target, Schedule Announced

    The End Is Near: Spectrum Auction Clearing Target, Schedule Announced
    It’s crunch time – so everybody looking to participate in the Incentive Auction should pay close attention. At long last, the Commission has announced the Initial Clearing Target that it plans to shoot for in the Incentive…
Rank this Week: 3211

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: 2702

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Apr 30

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #139

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #139
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem dazu, wieso wir alle Verbrecher sind und was traditionelle Bibliotheken von Buch-«Piraten» und Schattenbibliotheken für ihre Zukunft…
  • Apr 28

    Urheberrecht: USA setzen Schweiz auf «Watch List»

    Urheberrecht: USA setzen Schweiz auf «Watch List»
    In der Schweiz soll das Urheberrechtsgesetz (URG) revidiert werden, die entsprechende Vernehmlassung ging Ende März 2016 zu Ende. Die URG-Revision wird als «Modernisierung» bezeichnet. Sie würde aber auch eine…
  • Apr 27

    Mehr Gerichtsöffentlichkeit: Filmaufnahmen aus dem Bundesgericht

    Mehr Gerichtsöffentlichkeit: Filmaufnahmen aus dem Bundesgericht
    Seit heute besteht noch etwas mehr Justizöffentlichkeit am Schweizerischen Bundesgericht: Ab sofort werden Filmaufnahmen von ausgewählten öffentlichen Urteilsberatungen im Internet veröffentlicht. Die eigentlichen…
Rank this Week: 1517

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Apr 30

    Lessons from the USPTO’s Patent Quality Symposium

    Lessons from the USPTO’s Patent Quality Symposium
    The USPTO is working in a number of ways to emphasize clarity in patent prosecution.  That is the clear theme emerging from the USPTO’s Patent Quality Symposium, which I attended in Alexandria on April 27, 2016.  In listening…
  • Apr 29

    Cert. Denied in Google Books Copyright Case: Big Win for Fair Use Doctrine

    Cert. Denied in Google Books Copyright Case: Big Win for Fair Use Doctrine
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied review of the Second Circuit decision in The Authors Guild et al. v. Google Inc., 804 F.3d 202 (2d Cir. 2015), finalizing a decision allowing Google to continue its mass digitization projects as fair…
  • Apr 27

    Haircuts Are Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit

    Haircuts Are Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit
    Claims in a patent application that were directed to a method of hair-cutting are not patent-eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101, the Federal Circuit has held.  In re Brown, No. 2015-1852 (Fed. Cir. April 22, 2016) (per curiam). …
Rank this Week: 3511

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/
  • Apr 30

    A Trend at Pat Con: Regulating Patents Earlier

    A Trend at Pat Con: Regulating Patents Earlier
    I was thrilled to attend "Pat Con 6" this year at Boston College, thanks to this year's host David Olson, along with Andrew Torrence and David Schwartz.  I noted a trend in several of the papers: many sought, either explicitly or…
  • Apr 28

    Jonathan Masur on Improving Cost-Benefit Analysis at the PTO

    Jonathan Masur on Improving Cost-Benefit Analysis at the PTO
    Federal agencies are required to use cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for all "economically significant" regulations—those with an impact of at least $100 million. Given the economic importance of patents, even small procedural changes at…
  • Apr 26

    The AIA Is Not a Taking

    The AIA Is Not a Taking
    I have just published, along with Ben Picozzi, a response to Greg Dolin and Irina Manta's article, Taking Patents. In the response we refute Dolin and Manta's argument that the America Invents Act effectuated a compensable "taking" under the…
Rank this Week: 3113

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Apr 29

    Monday Night Football

    Monday Night Football
    Last Monday, Pro-Football, Inc. petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its case (Pro- Football, Inc. v. Blackhorse) before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rules on it, but only if the Supreme Court grants certiorari in Lee v. Tam.…
  • Apr 22

    America’s Prince

    America’s Prince
    The legal legacy of The Artist Formerly Known as   is impressive; we’ll miss his fabled stories and exploits.  Years ago, we posted about the background dispute behind Prince’s fight with his label that resulted in…
  • Apr 14

    “Stairway to Copyright Infringement”- Step Two in Spirit’s uphill climb to prove Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ infringes its copyright

    “Stairway to Copyright Infringement”- Step Two in Spirit’s uphill climb to prove Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ infringes its copyright
    Trademarkology wants to give a shoutout to our sister blog OP-IP and its recent post on copyright infringement. OP-IP can be found here: http://op-ip-law.blogspot.com. We suggest you subscribe. In the meantime, check out Stephen…
Rank this Week: 1419

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Apr 29

    Monitoring Employee Communications: A Brave New World

    Monitoring Employee Communications: A Brave New World
    Over the last decade, communication via email and text has become a vital part of how many of us communicate in the workplace. In fact, most employees could not fathom the idea of performing their jobs without the use of email. For…
  • Apr 28

    U.S. Treasury Department Suggests That Non-Compete Reform is Necessary

    U.S. Treasury Department Suggests That Non-Compete Reform is Necessary
    The U.S. Department of Treasury recently released a study on the effect of non-compete agreements, taking a hard line with respect to their social and economic benefits and purported harms.  Specifically, while the authors of the study…
  • Apr 27

    What Does the Passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act Mean for Your Business?

    What Does the Passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act Mean for Your Business?
    On April 4, 2016, the Senate passed S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”).  Soon after, on April 20, 2016, the House Committee approved S. 1890 by voice vote.  Today, the DTSA will be voted on by…
Rank this Week: 847

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 29

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability
    If you watched the first round of the NFL Draft, the big story was the sliding of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil out of the top five to number 13. As the draft was unfolding, someone released a video of him smoking marijuana through…
  • Apr 6

    No Crying Wolf: Retailer’s Website Held Not In Compliance With ADA

    No Crying Wolf: Retailer’s Website Held Not In Compliance With ADA
    At the beginning of this year, we warned that there would be an uptick in American with Disabilities Act litigation related to website accessibility this year in a post entitled Does My Website Need to be ADA Compliant?  The answer then…
  • Mar 23

    The Law Behind the Hulk Hogan $140 Million Verdict Against Gawker

    The Law Behind the Hulk Hogan $140 Million Verdict Against Gawker
    A few days ago, a jury in Florida awarded Hulk Hogan (real name Terry Bollea)  $140 million because Gawker posted a leaked sex video of the former wrestler. Rather than focus on the lurid details (which you can Google), let’s look…
Rank this Week: 3500

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 29

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability
    If you watched the first round of the NFL Draft, the big story was the sliding of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil out of the top five to number 13. As the draft was unfolding, someone released a video of him smoking marijuana through…
  • Apr 6

    No Crying Wolf: Retailer’s Website Held Not In Compliance With ADA

    No Crying Wolf: Retailer’s Website Held Not In Compliance With ADA
    At the beginning of this year, we warned that there would be an uptick in American with Disabilities Act litigation related to website accessibility this year in a post entitled Does My Website Need to be ADA Compliant?  The answer then…
  • Mar 23

    The Law Behind the Hulk Hogan $140 Million Verdict Against Gawker

    The Law Behind the Hulk Hogan $140 Million Verdict Against Gawker
    A few days ago, a jury in Florida awarded Hulk Hogan (real name Terry Bollea)  $140 million because Gawker posted a leaked sex video of the former wrestler. Rather than focus on the lurid details (which you can Google), let’s look…
Rank this Week: 3919

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 4946

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Apr 29

    EDTX denies plaintiff's motion for "exceptional case" under 285 after willful infringement verdict

    EDTX denies plaintiff's motion for "exceptional case" under 285 after willful infringement verdict
    Last year a jury in Judge Richard Schell's court in Plano returned a verdict for the plaintiff in Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions v. Intersil Corp., 4:08cv0451, a complex breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, tortious…
  • Apr 28

    Five (or Six) More Patent Verdict

    Five (or Six) More Patent Verdict
    Have been out of the office a lot lately doing lawyer-like things and needed to catch up on recent patent verdicts. I posted previously on the first four of the year, with the second ending the string of six defense...
  • Apr 27

    eDekka eFfects - 285 grant of attorneys fees in New Jersey; another 101 dismissal in EDTX

    eDekka eFfects - 285 grant of attorneys fees in New Jersey; another 101 dismissal in EDTX
    The ripples from the grant of the 101 motion to dismiss for lack of patentable subject matter and subsequent $390,829 fee award in the eDekka litigation continue. On March 30, 2016, the District of New Jersey in Garfum.com v. Reflections...
Rank this Week: 610

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: 1145

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 29

    3 Count: Useless Article

    3 Count: Useless Article
    US Trade Representative releases Special 301 report, YouTube announced Content ID improvements and there's no Klingon word for copyright... The post 3 Count: Useless Articles appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 28

    3 Count: White Royal Wedding

    3 Count: White Royal Wedding
    Fashion designer sues over dress at royal wedding, Getty Images claims Google Image Search promotes piracy and Goodlatte talks copyright reform. The post 3 Count: White Royal Wedding appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 27

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Walton

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Walton
    The Waltons was never a show to shy away from difficult topics, so when it tackled the issue of plagiarism, it did so with both complexity and humanity. The post Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Waltons appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 1104

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 29

    What You Need to Know About Asset Protection Planning

    What You Need to Know About Asset Protection Planning
    Asset protection planning, no matter what anyone tells you, was never meant to be a tax avoidance tactic. Asset protection planning is a legal option for planning your wealth in advance of a claim or the threat of a claim.
  • Apr 21

    Top 5 Universal Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

    Top 5 Universal Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid
    As the saying goes, “Death and taxes are something you simply can’t ignore.” Both are inevitable and although most people understand this phenomenon and in turn, prepare by paying their taxes on a quarterly or yearly basis…
  • Apr 13

    Take Care of Your Most Valuable Asset

    Take Care of Your Most Valuable Asset
    By taking care of yourself, you are in a better position to enhance and grow your wealth. You will be able to make sound, financially savvy decisions because you are not tired, depressed, inexperienced, or stressed.
Rank this Week: 3644

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Apr 29

    Presenting at Braintree Business Development Center on IP Law for Business and Entrepreneurs – June 16, 2016.

    Presenting at Braintree Business Development Center on IP Law for Business and Entrepreneurs – June 16, 2016.
    You Don’t Need a Patent If: Intellectual Property Law for Business and Entrepreneurs. The Braintree Business Development Center will host a program on intellectual property protection, covering inventions, patents, trademarks, and…
  • Mar 10

    Presenting at Ashland University on IP Law for Business and Entrepreneurs – April 6, 2016.

    Presenting at Ashland University on IP Law for Business and Entrepreneurs – April 6, 2016.
    Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Business and Entrepreneurs The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at North Central State College, and the Ashland Area Council for Economic Development, will host a program on…
  • Dec 24

    They Invented What? (No. 244)

    They Invented What? (No. 244)
    U.S. Patent N0. 6,053,798: Structural improvement of toy Christmas tree. JW Note: Wishing a Happy Holidays to all!  See you in 2016! For more holiday TIW? from years past, click here. What is claimed is: 1. A toy Christmas…
Rank this Week: 2244

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Apr 29

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/29/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/29/16
    Re: World IP Day — A must-watch video from HITRECORD and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. US Congress to look for areas of consensus on copyright law — At a World IP Day event organized by the US Copyright Office and the Copyright Alliance,…
  • Apr 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/22/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/22/16
    US News Editors Find it Increasingly Difficult to Defend the First Amendment — While the internet has opened opportunities to reach new audiences, it has also hurt the ability of news organizations to sustain themselves. And…
  • Apr 15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/15/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/15/16
    Intellectual Property Professors Call on Congress to Modernize the Copyright Office — WIth the confirmation hearing of Dr. Carla Hayden for Librarian of Congress scheduled for next week, it is a good opportunity to assess what can be…
Rank this Week: 4451

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Apr 29

    Independent Contractor Content Providers Ruled DMCA Safe Harbor User

    Independent Contractor Content Providers Ruled DMCA Safe Harbor User
    BWP Media owns the rights to a number of celebrity photographs.  BWP sued Clarity Digital Group (n/k/a/ AXS) for copyright infringement when 75 of BWP’s photos appeared without BWP’s permission on Examiner.com, a website…
  • Apr 22

    Contract Defenses Argument Can't Bypass Expired Statutes of Limitation

    Contract Defenses Argument Can't Bypass Expired Statutes of Limitation
    Drug manufacturer Amylin Pharmaceuticals hired Consumer Health to develop materials to help Amylin more successfully market its diabetes drug, Byetta.  Although Consumer Health began its work in December 2005, the parties signed a…
  • Apr 15

    Copyright Preregistration Another Piece of the Registration Puzzle

    Copyright Preregistration Another Piece of the Registration Puzzle
    I recently attended a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar in which the presenter asserted that copyright owners who register their works within one month after the infringement occurs can still get attorney’s fees and statutory…
Rank this Week: 2830

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    I’m Back – And “Stairway to Heaven” Is Too

    I’m Back – And “Stairway to Heaven” Is Too
    I’ve been on Blog Sabbatical for a few months, but I’m back and jazzed to talk about that Stairway to Heaven copyright infringement lawsuit. You remember, Randy (“California”) Wolfe’s trustee sued Led Zeppelin,…
  • Jul 27

    Someone Stole My Song! Consider the Blurred Lines Decision

    Someone Stole My Song! Consider the Blurred Lines Decision
    I get calls from artists telling me that they’ve made a recording of one of their songs and have let others hear it. Then, one day they hear something on the radio by a popular artist that is remarkably similar to their song. What do…
  • Jun 28

    “The Voice” Mutes Voice

    “The Voice” Mutes Voice
    NBC’s The Voice is in its eighth season, with few signs of letting up. So what are the pros and cons of being a contestant on the show? I talked to a couple of former participants – Emily Earle from Season 3 and Clara Hong from…
Rank this Week: 1600

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 28

    “London Has Fallen” Brings BitTorrent Suit Game to Seattle Federal Court

    “London Has Fallen” Brings BitTorrent Suit Game to Seattle Federal Court
    Two new copyright suits were lodged in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington by LHF Productions, Inc.  LHF holds copyrights to the action flick London Has Fallen, featuring Gerard Butler, Morgan…
  • Apr 28

    Nevada BitTorrent Lawsuit Campaign Expands with Additional Title

    Nevada BitTorrent Lawsuit Campaign Expands with Additional Title
    Two notorious BitTorrent troll plaintiffs have enlarged their operations to include suits against over 100 “Doe” defendants in the U.S. District Court of the District of Nevada. Two cases were filed by QOTD Film Investment Ltd.,…
  • Apr 8

    “London Has Fallen” On Oregon ISP Subscriber

    “London Has Fallen” On Oregon ISP Subscriber
    LHF Productions, Inc., which holds copyrights to the action flick London Has Fallen, has filed BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.  This follows many other LHF suits…
Rank this Week: 1500

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 28

    Website Accessibility Issues Mean ADA Liability Might Be Just a Click Away

    Website Accessibility Issues Mean ADA Liability Might Be Just a Click Away
    Since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990, businesses have been vulnerable to “drive-by lawsuits” alleging that their facilities are physically inaccessible to disabled customers or guests.  The new…
  • Feb 29

    Apple v. FBI Debate Highlights Importance of Investing in Mobile Device Management Software

    Apple v. FBI Debate Highlights Importance of Investing in Mobile Device Management Software
    Digital privacy versus national security. That’s how scores of articles have framed the controversy over Apple Inc.’s refusal to cooperate with the FBI in bypassing the security features of an iPhone used by Syed Farook, one of…
  • Jan 2

    NLRB Presses the Stop Button on Whole Foods’ “No Recordings” Rule

    NLRB Presses the Stop Button on Whole Foods’ “No Recordings” Rule
    Anyone with a smartphone has the ability to record sound and video. This can raise privacy concerns as well as create a record of events without others’ knowledge. For these reasons, companies may prohibit employees from making…
Rank this Week: 3180

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 1640

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Apr 28

    Wrong skillset for trademark registration

    Wrong skillset for trademark registration
    John Welch reports, at the TTABlog, about what you’d think would be a no-brainer: The Board affirmed a refusal to register the configuration shown below, for “electric skillets,” finding that Preston’s proof of…
  • Apr 25

    Strumming their fate

    Strumming their fate
    Originally posted 2006-06-06 20:39:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter We blogged a while ago about the Les Paul guitar lawsuit, based on the idea that the shape of the Les Paul guitar was a trademark of Gibson Guitars when the District of…
  • Apr 25

    Will New York State Go With (the) Flo (& Eddie)?

    Will New York State Go With (the) Flo (& Eddie)?
    Every once in a great while comes along an intellectual property law decision so significant that blawgers fall over themselves and each other in the scramble to write something pithy about it. The April 13, 2016, decision from the Second…
Rank this Week: 2085

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/
  • Apr 28

    Spotlight on Ukraine: a promising future for M&A activity

    Spotlight on Ukraine: a promising future for M&A activity
    In March 2014, this blog featured an article discussing the effect of the recent crisis in Ukraine on M&A activity. The crisis began in November 2013 when Ukrainians protested en masse after then-president Viktor Yanukovych failed to sign…
  • Apr 27

    Inversion control: U.S. Treasury announces new rules affecting cross-border transaction

    Inversion control: U.S. Treasury announces new rules affecting cross-border transaction
    In September 2014 we reported on the practice of “tax inversions”, cross-border transactions in which the resulting entity may be headquartered in another country for tax purposes. A number of recent transactions between the U.S.…
  • Apr 26

    Getting the best (asset) deal: tax efficient purchase price allocation

    Getting the best (asset) deal: tax efficient purchase price allocation
    The number one consideration for anyone buying or selling a business is price. But getting the best price is not just about the total cash value. How the purchase price is allocated across the various assets included in the deal has…
Rank this Week: 1756

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3200

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

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

    Recruitment of Judges to the UPC during May

    Recruitment of Judges to the UPC during May
    According to the Report of the 15th Preparatory Committee meeting of the Unified Patent Court (UPC), the recruitment of Judges will start during the beginning of May. [1] The Court of First Instance will always have a multinational…
  • Apr 24

    If Plant and Page stole “Stairway to Heaven”, why wait 45 years to take action?

    If Plant and Page stole “Stairway to Heaven”, why wait 45 years to take action?
    On May 10 a trial will start in a district court in Los Angeles. A jury will decide whether Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin copied the opening chords of their classic song “Stairway to Heaven” from “Taurus”…
  • Apr 18

    The inventor’s right to waive being mentioned – or Bene qui latuit bene vixit

    The inventor’s right to waive being mentioned – or Bene qui latuit bene vixit
    Roman poet Ovid stated the above latin quote in his work Tristia about 1000 years ago, and French philosopher René Descartes adopted it as his motto: He who has kept himself well hidden has lived well. But what if you have conceived an…
Rank this Week: 3923

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Apr 28

    WMG makes biggest recorded music market share gains of 2015; indies cement publishing lead

    WMG makes biggest recorded music market share gains of 2015; indies cement publishing lead
    The annual survey by Ovum publication Music & Copyright of the recorded music and music publishing sectors has revealed changes in global market share for the three major music groups and the independent sector. Recorded music leader UMG…
  • Apr 27

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. WMG makes biggest recorded music market-share gains of 2015; indies cement publishing lead Music & Copyright’s…
  • Apr 13

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Italy country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Italy country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EUIPO report sheds light on young Europeans’ digital content habits A new report published by the European Union…
Rank this Week: 4482

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Apr 27

    Termination For Convenience

    Termination For Convenience
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: I recently received the following clause from a performing arts venue in a contract they sent: TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE: Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time upon…
  • Mar 30

    Dodging A Bullet With A Contract

    Dodging A Bullet With A Contract
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: I am a classical concert pianist and booking representative for my small ensemble. I just finished the negotiation of a performance contract with a presenter and,…
  • Mar 16

    Gambling With Contract

    Gambling With Contract
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We had an artist leave our roster who is now refusing to reimburse us for expenses we incurred on her behalf. We charge all of our artists a flat monthly fee to cover…
Rank this Week: 3464

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Apr 27

    OPEC Doesn’t Work, Time For OCIC

    OPEC Doesn’t Work, Time For OCIC
    That would be “Oil Importing and Consuming Countries”. The German newspaper Die Welt reports on how OPEC has failed to put an effective ceiling on oil production for the last couple of years. That’s bad news for the climate.…
  • Apr 22

    Member of European Parliament Antanas Gouga on Bitcoin

    Member of European Parliament Antanas Gouga on Bitcoin
    Antanas Gouga is elected from Lithuania and has founded multiple companies. He appeals to his colleagues to learn more about Bitcoin (always a good idea). He also notes that Bitcoin is still very small, so there is no urgent need for…
  • Apr 11

    Phaseout Profit Theory Is an Exit Strategy

    Phaseout Profit Theory Is an Exit Strategy
    Rainer Baake, State Secretary at the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, wrote an article at the Guardian titled “Industrialized nations must lead an exit strategy for fossil fuels”. There are two reasons I was…
Rank this Week: 2176

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

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

    Having A Bad Hair Day? The Federal Circuit Agrees That Method Of Cutting Hair Is Invalid Under 101

    Having A Bad Hair Day? The Federal Circuit Agrees That Method Of Cutting Hair Is Invalid Under 101
    While I do not usually write about non-precedential decisions, In re: Brown caught my eye as an interesting patent eligibility case. It does not relate to diagnostics or computer programs, but rather to the art of cutting hair. The…
  • Apr 25

    Will The Celsis Appeal Put An End To 101 Rejections Of Laboratory Method Claims?

    Will The Celsis Appeal Put An End To 101 Rejections Of Laboratory Method Claims?
    On April 5, 2016, the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments in Rapid Litigation Mgmt. Ltd. v. CellzDirect Inc., where the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held invalid claims directed to a “method of…
  • Apr 20

    Amneal's IPR Challenge Of The Jazz Xyrem + Valproate Patent

    Amneal's IPR Challenge Of The Jazz Xyrem + Valproate Patent
    In decisions dated April 12, 2016, the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) denied institution as to claims 1-18 of Jazz’s U.S. Patent 8,772,306, finding that neither Ranbaxy Inc. nor Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. had shown a…
Rank this Week: 3776

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    A pronouncement on image rights in Uganda – finally.

    A pronouncement on image rights in Uganda – finally.
    Following in the heels of Al Hajji Nasser Sebagala versus MTN, H.C.C.S No. 283 of 2012 (see here) and Agaitano versus Uganda Baati, H.C.C.S No. 298 of 2012 (see here), the High Court has come out in Asiege v. Opportunity Bank (U) Ltd &…
  • Apr 26

    Lessons from "Please Call Me" Concourt Judgment

    Lessons from "Please Call Me" Concourt Judgment
    Trending yesterday on Twitter in South Africa on World IP Day were two entrepreneurs, each with a great idea. One had just spent fifteen years trying to get compensation from a large telecoms company that had stolen it and had made billions…
  • Apr 24

    Philanthropy's Purple Rain as Africa's Pallotta Launches 2016 SleepOut™ Event

    Philanthropy's Purple Rain as Africa's Pallotta Launches 2016 SleepOut™ Event
    Last year Ali Gregg founder of the SleepOut™cause in South Africa invited this blogger to be a trustee of the CEO SleepOut™ Trust which is appointed by her company to monitor the SleepOut™ record-breakingphilanthropic…
Rank this Week: 3282

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

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

    Why Can't I Post Erotic Fiction About a Real Celebrity?

    Why Can't I Post Erotic Fiction About a Real Celebrity?
    Dear Rich: I wrote a short satirical erotica series about a C-List public figure. She already knows as she mentioned me in an online magazine article. One digital publishing platform removed these works because "publishing erotica regarding…
  • Apr 20

    Can Publisher Say What is Fair Use?

    Can Publisher Say What is Fair Use?
    Dear Rich: I'm an academic co-editing a book with a major university press. Out of an abundance of caution, our editor requested we check on permissions for a number of quotations, etc., with the original publishers. None were an issue til…
  • Apr 10

    How Do I Stop Compulsory License?

    How Do I Stop Compulsory License?
    Dear Rich: How does one prevent a compulsory license from being obtained? For example, what if I don't WANT anyone else recording MY song? Can a publisher and/or a copyright owner refuse to grant a compulsory license? What if some…
Rank this Week: 1074

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
  • Apr 27

    M&A Considerations for Venture-Backed Companies – Register now!

    M&A Considerations for Venture-Backed Companies – Register now!
    MBBP to host a panel of experienced deal makers who will provide an insider’s perspective on what it takes to successfully position a venture backed company for sale and get a deal done. These panelists include Brady…
  • Apr 21

    5/4/16 – Life Sciences Series Panel 1: Business and IP Strategy

    5/4/16 – Life Sciences Series Panel 1: Business and IP Strategy
    Join us at MBBP‘s Waltham office on Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00am for a look at Building Your Product & Patent Strategy from the Ground Floor. This is the first of four events in the 2016 Life Science Panel Series. This…
  • Apr 20

    Josh French Panelist for TechSandbox’s unPanel Event

    Josh French Panelist for TechSandbox’s unPanel Event
    On May 5th, Attorney Josh French will be a panelist at “Networking with a Twist: The Expert’s unPanel” presented by TechSandBox. On this panel will be ten experts in all different aspects of starting a business.…
Rank this Week: 3975

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Apr 27

    Twitter’s Trademark Policy Suck

    Twitter’s Trademark Policy Suck
    The odd case of @YarnAttic vs. @TheYarnAttic. [Editor’s note: Clocktower Law represents The Yarn Attic LLC of NJ (TheYarnAttic.com) in intellectual property matters and has its client’s permission to publish this article.]…
  • Apr 26

    Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (UUDRP)

    Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (UUDRP)
    (As Drafted by GiantPeople LLC on April 26, 2016) 1. Purpose. This Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (the “Policy” or “UUDRP”) was created to provide Service Providers whose services include user-created…
  • Apr 17

    17 Seconds #23

    17 Seconds #23
    Is Clocktower Law the best patent law firm in America? I was talking on the phone with an entrepreneur and prospective patent client (who did not hire us) when I said something like, “There are two ways to practice patent law: the…
Rank this Week: 2238

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 27

    Uber Pays $100 Million to Settle “Employee or Independent Contractor?” Class Action Case

    Uber Pays $100 Million to Settle “Employee or Independent Contractor?” Class Action Case
    In January we updated you on the numerous legal battles Uber was fighting across the country related to its classification of its drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. Uber, the on-demand car service, recently put one of…
  • Mar 17

    What is a Trademark?

    What is a Trademark?
    What is a trademark? A trademark is the identity that you have in the marketplace specifically associated with your goods or services. Any name, phrase, identity, symbol or logo your company uses in conjunction with selling your goods and…
  • Mar 6

    Intellectual Property: Copyright

    Intellectual Property: Copyright
    Business owners need to understand copyrights. The video below continues Foster Swift's Legal Basics for Business Video Series by explaining the basics of copyrights. Learn more about copyrights and how they are important to your business in…
Rank this Week: 2618