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Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

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

    1. Juli 2015: «Button»-Lösung im Schweizer E-Commerce

    1. Juli 2015: «Button»-Lösung im Schweizer E-Commerce
    Am 1. Juli 2015 hält auch im Schweizer E-Commerce eine so genannte «Button»-Lösung Einzug – knapp drei Jahre nach Deutschland. Websites, die sich an Konsumentinnen und Konsumenten in der Schweiz richten,…
  • Jun 23

    Rasenauto: Grün und auf vier Rädern im Markenregister

    Rasenauto: Grün und auf vier Rädern im Markenregister
    Easigrass ist ein britischer Anbieter von Kunstrasen. Und wie das deutsche MarkenBlog im europäischen Markenregister entdeckt hat, wirbt Easigrass passend mit Fahrzeugen, die keine Bemalung tragen, sondern mit künstlichem Gras…
  • Jun 22

    Wem gehören Erfindungen von Arbeitnehmern?

    Wem gehören Erfindungen von Arbeitnehmern?
    lexwiki.ch ist eine junge schweizerische Online-Plattform, die das Ziel verfolgt, rechtliche Themen in verständlicher Sprache einer breiten Öffentlichkeit zu vermitteln. Ein solches rechtliches Thema sind so genannte…
Rank this Week: 1682

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
  • Jun 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-28
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27: http://t.co/GGSl3s8Dlr -> Computer and Internet Law W… http://t.co/dhJNmlY1iI -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27 http://t.co/XEKswmxAzH -> Snoops…
  • Jun 28

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27
    http://t.co/GGSl3s8Dlr -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20 http://t.co/mulrTZg93F -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20: 2nd data breach exposed personal details of U.S. mili……
  • Jun 28

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27
    http://t.co/GGSl3s8Dlr -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20 http://t.co/mulrTZg93F -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20: 2nd data breach exposed personal details of U.S. mili……
Rank this Week: 2609

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Jun 29

    Media Reports on Actions Against Piracy, Counterfeiting & Substandard Products in Nigeria: January – June 2015

    Media Reports on Actions Against Piracy, Counterfeiting & Substandard Products in Nigeria: January – June 2015
    June 29, 2015 — Every year, NLIPW highlights Media Reports on actions against piracy, counterfeiting and substandard products in Nigeria, see Reports here, here and here.  Below are highlights from media…
  • Jun 23

    Nigeria is Not Ready For Creative Commons -– Tony Okoroji

    Nigeria is Not Ready For Creative Commons -– Tony Okoroji
    Lagos, Nigeria, June 23, 2015 — According to the Chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Chief Tony Okoroji, Nigeria is not ready for the Creative Commons approach to copyright administration. Chief Okoroji made this known…
  • Jun 18

    Microsoft and IBM Launch Open Patent Database

    Microsoft and IBM Launch Open Patent Database
    June 18, 2015 — Technology companies, Microsoft and IBM, have launched ORoPO, an Open Register of Patent Ownership. ORoPO is voluntary and not-for-profit and is designed to be a global database of patents.  ORoPO launched on June…
Rank this Week: 2319

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/
  • Jun 29

    Equity and Efficiency in Rule Design

    Equity and Efficiency in Rule Design
    Zachary D. Liscow, Reducing Inequality on the Cheap: When Legal Rule Design Should Incorporate Equity as Well as Efficiency, 127 Yale L.J. 2478 (2014).Andrew HayashiGreat arguments aren’t always right, but they should be bold,…
  • Jun 26

    Questioning Compliance with Immigration Law

    Questioning Compliance with Immigration Law
    Emily Ryo, Less Enforcement, More Compliance: Rethinking Unauthorized Migration, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 622 (2015).Juliet StumpfLives and loves and wars have been lost because of assumptions about what other people thought or did. Our…
  • Jun 24

    Gay Lib Goes to Court: The Marriage of Liberation and Right

    Gay Lib Goes to Court: The Marriage of Liberation and Right
    Michael Boucai, Glorious Precedents: When Gay Marriage was Radical, 27 Yale J.L. & Human. 101 (2015), available at SSRN.Darren RosenblumMichael Boucai’s wonderfully observant history of early marriage equality struggles, Glorious…
Rank this Week: 4503

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    "MATTRESS OVERSTOCK & Design" Not Confusable With "OVERSTOCK.COM," Says TTAB

    "MATTRESS OVERSTOCK & Design" Not Confusable With "OVERSTOCK.COM," Says TTAB
    The Board dismissed this Section 2(d) opposition to registration of the mark MATTRESS OVERSTOCK, in the design form shown below, for "retail store and on-line retail store services featuring furniture and sleep products" [MATTRESS OVERSTOCK…
  • Jun 26

    TTAB Test: Are KNOTTY BRUNETTE and NUTTY BREWNETTE Confusingly Similar for Beer?

    TTAB Test: Are KNOTTY BRUNETTE and NUTTY BREWNETTE Confusingly Similar for Beer?
    Applicant sought to register the mark KNOTTY BRUNETTE for "beer, ale and lager," but the USPTO refused registration, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the mark NUTTY BREWNETTE for beer. The goods are, in part, identical, but…
  • Jun 25

    041 BACARO & Design Confusable With BACARO for Restaurant Services, Says TTAB

    041 BACARO & Design Confusable With BACARO for Restaurant Services, Says TTAB
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark 041 BACARO & Design, shown below, for "Restaurant and bar services [BACARO disclaimed]," finding it likely to cause confusion with the mark BACARO, registered for the same services.…
Rank this Week: 2094

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

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

    Uganda JAVA TM case in #SandtonDiscussion

    Uganda JAVA TM case in #SandtonDiscussion
    Apologies for the late notice of this week's #SandtonDiscussion which focuses on the recent decision in the trade mark opposition by Mandela Auto Spares against the attempt to register trade marks in class 43 (restaurant services) containing…
  • Jun 19

    Etraction up next in #sandtondiscussion

    Etraction up next in #sandtondiscussion
    Monday's #SandtonDiscussion arranged by Lita is lead by Stephen Hollis (@orcagunslinger) and covers the recent appeal court decision in Etraction and the detail over prior use defenses.The case was neatly summarised here by…
  • Jun 12

    The Kit Kat shape mark opinion in the EU - #sandtondiscussion

    The Kit Kat shape mark opinion in the EU - #sandtondiscussion
    Monday's discussion takes us north to the Court of Justice of the European Union which provided its opinion this week on whether the shape of Nestle's almost century old Kit-Kat bar is registrable as a trade mark. There's more to it then that…
Rank this Week: 3341

pharmaundmarke.com

pharmaundmarke.com

The blog pharmaundmarke.com is dedicated to pharmaceutical trade marks. It is operated by highly specified lawyers and covers all relevant decisions of both European and German courts. Whilst the blog is currently in German only, the monthly newsletter and the annual magazine will include English summaries and abstracts.

http://www.pharmaundmarke.com
  • Jun 28

    Yosoi

    Yosoi
    Für die Auslegung, ob die mit der Marke gekennzeichnete Ware unter einen Warenbegriff des Verzeichnisses fällt, ist von der natürlichen Bedeutung des Begriffs nach dem allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch sowie von der bei der…
  • Jun 26

    ILAPO = DIAPO

    ILAPO = DIAPO
    Besteht ein Zeichen aus einem beschreibenden Element (hier: deutsche internet apotheke) und einer als solchen nicht sofort erkennbaren, graphisch herausgestellten Kurzform desselben (hier: diapo), so ist in Kollisionsfällen vorrangig auf…
  • Jun 14

    Pentasa = Pensa

    Pentasa = Pensa
    Zwischen den Arzneimittelmarken PENTASA und PENSA besteht Verwechslungsgefahr. Beim Warenvergleich kommt es grundsätzlich auf die Warenverzeichnisse und nicht die tatsächliche oder beabsichtigte Markennutzung an. Der Begriff…
Rank this Week: 1827

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    T2536/12 : un mémoire de recours long, mais néanmoins insuffisant

    T2536/12 : un mémoire de recours long, mais néanmoins insuffisant
    Lors de la procédure orale devant la division d'opposition, la Titulaire avait retiré la requête principale et la requête subsidiaire 1 dont l'objet avait été jugé dépourvu respectivement…
  • Jun 23

    T1775/12 : refus d'une seconde procédure orale

    T1775/12 : refus d'une seconde procédure orale
    Lors de la procédure orale devant la division d'examen, cette dernière avait informé le déposant de son intention de délivrer un brevet sur la base de la requête subsidiaire. Une notification selon la…
  • Jun 21

    T2255/10 : choix de l'art antérieur le plus proche

    T2255/10 : choix de l'art antérieur le plus proche
    Un lecteur me signale cette décision intéressante. Qu'il en soit remercié. Le déposant contestait le choix de D1 comme état de la technique le plus proche au motif qu'il ne visait pas le même but que…
Rank this Week: 1196

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/
  • Jun 28

    Leaving Assets to Minor Children

    Leaving Assets to Minor Children
    Minor Children as Beneficiaries No parent wants to think about leaving their minor children behind in the event of a tragedy; however, because terrible things do happen, it is better to be prepared. Estate planning ensures that your children…
  • Jun 15

    Making Awkward Financial Discussions Easier for Everyone

    Making Awkward Financial Discussions Easier for Everyone
    Making Awkward Financial Discussions Easier for Everyone Do you have someone in your life such as a spouse, a parent, your child or a close friend that is making unwise financial decisions that are destructive or unproductive? Most of us have…
  • Jun 4

    Inherited IRA – How Do I Protect This Valuable Asset?

    Inherited IRA – How Do I Protect This Valuable Asset?
    Inherited IRA – How Do I Protect This Valuable Asset? The composition of a probate estate has changed over the past few decades. Just 40 years ago, the family home was the most valuable asset most parents left to their children. Today…
Rank this Week: 3712

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Fraud Detection in Patient Records Patent -- Is it Patent-Eligible?

    Fraud Detection in Patient Records Patent -- Is it Patent-Eligible?
    "In other words, Claim 1 comprises..." Perhaps the most dangerous words in a court opinion directed to the patent eligibility of a challenged patent. I say dangerous because essentially any patent claim can be presented "in other words" in…
  • May 11

    Are the Kardashians' European Activities Beyond The Reach of a U.S. Court?

    Are the Kardashians' European Activities Beyond The Reach of a U.S. Court?
    Nope.Lee Tillett owns U.S. Trademark No. 4079066 for KROMA in connection with cosmetics.  Tillett exclusively licensed the mark to Kroma Makeup EU, LLC ("Kroma EU") granting Kroma EU the right to import, distribute, and sell products…
  • Apr 6

    Staying Litigation Because of Request for Inter Partes Review?

    Staying Litigation Because of Request for Inter Partes Review?
    Not yet.  The request is premature until the Patent Office determines whether or not to institute the Inter Partes Review ("IPR").TAS Energy, Inc. sued Stellar Energy Americas, Inc. for patent infringement concerning U.S. RE 44,815.…
Rank this Week: 4002

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 15

    How To Reduce Your Licensing Fees to PRO

    How To Reduce Your Licensing Fees to PRO
    We’ve previously discussed the necessity of club owners and restaurateur to pay the Performing Rights Organizations (“PROs”) for use of live and recorded music. So, if you’re not licensing the music, what can you do…
  • May 27

    Book Review: The Word, by Hubert Crouch

    Book Review: The Word, by Hubert Crouch
    The First Amendment is a mighty shield, protecting all sorts of offensive speech. No matter how disgusting I might find the antics of the Westboro Baptist Church, in 2011, the Supreme Court found a First Amendment protection in its favor…
Rank this Week: 1454

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Jun 27

    Patenting Medical Treatments – An Overview

    Patenting Medical Treatments – An Overview
    Healthcare is one of the most economically-important areas in which patents are granted.  In no small part, this is due to the great expense and risk involved in discovering, developing, trialling, gaining regulatory approval for, and…
  • Jun 21

    Patentability of Genes May Turn on Claim Construction

    Patentability of Genes May Turn on Claim Construction
    A Full Bench of all seven judges of the High Court of Australia heard oral arguments in the appeal by Yvonne D’Arcy in the Myriad Genetics BRCA gene patent case starting on Tuesday 16 June 2015, and continuing through the morning of…
  • Jun 14

    ACIP Says ‘Abolish Innovation Patents’ Based on IP Australia Report

    ACIP Says ‘Abolish Innovation Patents’ Based on IP Australia Report
    On 25 May 2015, IP Australia published a report entitled The Economic Impact of Innovation Patents.  The innovation patent is Australia’s second-tier patent right, characterised by a shorter term (eight years), a lower threshold of…
Rank this Week: 2765

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Stare decisis and the Spider-Man case (Kimble v. Marvel)

    Stare decisis and the Spider-Man case (Kimble v. Marvel)
    As a flashback, concerning the Supreme Court's refusal to overturn Brulotte v. Thys, contemplate the following from Monell, 436 U.S. 658, 695 (1978) :Although we have stated that stare decisis has more force in statutory analysis than in…
  • Jun 26

    Trade secrets as a solution to the Brulotte issue?

    Trade secrets as a solution to the Brulotte issue?
    Note How a trade secret could have saved a running royalty from a nearly invincible law Amazingly, both parties later professed that they knew not of the seminal Brulotte case when they entered into the agreement. But Marvel ultimately…
  • Jun 26

    Mixed result at CAFC in GAYMAR INDUSTRIES case

    Mixed result at CAFC in GAYMAR INDUSTRIES case
    The CAFC noted:In assessing the totality of the circumstances, the district court relied on several instances of defendant CSZ’s purported litigation misconductas a basis for finding that the case was not exceptional. We affirm the …
Rank this Week: 2223

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    D'OH - Right Case, Wrong Judge

    D'OH - Right Case, Wrong Judge
    It has been discreetly pointed out to me that that I was wrong in a post earlier today about Justice Robert A. Blair, the new Chair of the Copyright Board,  having participated in the 1989 case called R. v. Miles of Music Ltd.,…
  • Jun 25

    Shameful Behaviour of Music Canada

    Shameful Behaviour of Music Canada
    Graham Henderson, Presidenthttp://musiccanada.com/contact/It is totally inappropriate – indeed blatantly disgraceful – for Music Canada to urge an “astrorturf” letter writing campaign to the new Chair of the Copyright…
  • Jun 23

    Access Copyright’s Judicial Review Notice of Application Re Provincial Government Tariff

    Access Copyright’s Judicial Review Notice of Application Re Provincial Government Tariff
    As expected, Access Copyright (“AC”) is seeking judicial review (“JR” or "appeal" in lay person's terms) of the Copyright Board's devastating decision of May 22, 2015 re its proposed Provincial Government…
Rank this Week: 1238

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
  • Jun 26

    Another Richard Bell Copyright Suit

    Another Richard Bell Copyright Suit
    Richard Bell is suing another website for allegedly using an unauthorized copy of his photograph of downtown Indianapolis. In a previous ruling against Mr. Bell (more here), the court was less than pleased with shortcomings in his…
  • Jun 20

    Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Bell v. Find Ticket

    Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Bell v. Find Ticket
    Richard Bell is once again alleging copyright infringement for unauthorized use of a photograph of the downtown Indianapolis skyline. This complaint is nearly identical to complaints he has previously filed. In some of those cases,…
  • Jun 16

    Indiana Copyright Litigation Update: Baals LLC v. Pro Service Cleaning FW LLC

    Indiana Copyright Litigation Update: Baals LLC v. Pro Service Cleaning FW LLC
    Baals LLC organizes the Baals Music Festival, a Fort Wayne event occurring annually since 2012. Baals (named for former mayor, Harry Baals) alleges that the defendants, Electric Promotions and Desiar, started organizing similar events in Fort…
Rank this Week: 2842

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

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

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Jun 26

    Friday Fun 6/26/2015

    Friday Fun 6/26/2015
    Ann Robl In honor of National Take Your Dog to Work Day, we’re sharing this Canine Cleanroom Suit patent.So if you work in a testing lab for highly contagious material, you and…
  • Jun 26

    USPTO Launches New Quality Chat Program

    USPTO Launches New Quality Chat Program
    Ann Robl On June 9, 2015, the USPTO held its first “Quality Chat” webcast. The Quality Chat series will be broadcast on the second Tuesday of the month for the remainder of…
  • Jun 24

    Alice and East v. West . . . Texa

    Alice and East v. West . . . Texa
    Ann Robl A District Court split regarding how courts apply the Alice Corp. decision that recently came to my attention borders on the ridiculous (pun intended). The Eastern…
Rank this Week: 2085

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Jun 26

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Bell Files New Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Bell Files New Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Indiana copyright attorney and professional photographer Richard N. Bell of McCordsville, Indiana has sued PROACT Search LLC of Wilmette, Illinois in the Southern District of Indiana on allegations of copyright…
  • Jun 25

    USPTO Seeks Nominations for Patent and Trademark Advisory Committee

    USPTO Seeks Nominations for Patent and Trademark Advisory Committee
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") is seeking nominations to fill upcoming vacancies for the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) and the Trademark Public Advisory…
  • Jun 24

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Bell Sues Georgia-Based FindTicketsFast.com for Copyright Infringement

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Bell Sues Georgia-Based FindTicketsFast.com for Copyright Infringement
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Indiana attorney Richard N. Bell of McCordsville, Indiana filed an intellectual property lawsuit in the Southern District of Indiana alleging that Find Tickets, LLC of Alpharetta, Georgia infringed the copyright…
Rank this Week: 4753

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jun 26

    It's All About the Chorus in Usher and Bieber Copyright Infringement Case

    It's All About the Chorus in Usher and Bieber Copyright Infringement Case
    Musician Devin Copeland and his songwriting partner, Mareio Overton, wrote a song entitled “Somebody to Love” in 2008 and registered the copyright for the song later that year.  Usher Raymond IV and his manager, Jonetta…
  • Jun 19

    Do Not Call Keeps Ringing

    Do Not Call Keeps Ringing
    The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) prohibits the initiation of "any telephone call to any residential telephone line using an artificial or prerecorded voice to deliver a message without the prior consent of the called party." 47…
  • Jun 12

    Stomping Out the Copyright Registration Challenge Varmint

    Stomping Out the Copyright Registration Challenge Varmint
    Last week I gave a copyright registration presentation at the King County Bar Association Intellectual Property Section meeting:  Copyright Registration – Simple Forms Conceal Complex Legal Issues. Copyright registration forms are…
Rank this Week: 2869

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 26

    Go Fund Yourself: The SEC finalizes Regulation A+

    Go Fund Yourself: The SEC finalizes Regulation A+
     By Christian Kaiser In March, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved final rules of Title IV of the JOBS Act, changing Regulation A into “Regulation A+.” Entrepreneurs selling securities to private investors…
  • Jun 19

    Just Add Sugar: Home Brewing Morphine Using New Proce

    Just Add Sugar: Home Brewing Morphine Using New Proce
    By Sam Hampton On May 18, a group of researchers published an article describing a method for the conversion of simple sugar to opioids including morphine. Proponents believe this could change the way many useful drugs are manufactured, while…
  • Jun 15

    Securing Dr. Robot

    Securing Dr. Robot
     By Brooks Lindsay Medical device robots present a number of cybersecurity, privacy, and safety challenges that regulation and industry standards must address in order to safely and rapidly advance innovation in the field. The University…
Rank this Week: 3187

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Jun 26

    Will the leap second affect your sweepstakes?

    Will the leap second affect your sweepstakes?
    On June 30, 2015, the world will once again experience a “leap second,” where one second is added to the clock.  As a result, there will actually be civilian clocks reading 23:59:60 on that day.  (Leap second has no…
  • Jun 16

    Canadian plain language labelling requirements take effect for drug product

    Canadian plain language labelling requirements take effect for drug product
    The Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Labelling, Packaging and Brand Names of Drugs for Human Use) – more commonly known as the “Plain Language Labelling amendments” – as the requirements apply to…
  • Jun 11

    FDA seeks to appease drug company in off-label marketing dispute

    FDA seeks to appease drug company in off-label marketing dispute
    The FDA has long treated off-label marketing – the promotion of drugs for uses that have not received FDA approval – as evidence of intent to violate the “misbranding” provisions of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act…
Rank this Week: 1714

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Jun 26

    Answers to 10 Common Questions About Email

    Answers to 10 Common Questions About Email
    This is part two of a two-part post addressing ten of the most common questions new clients ask about email. 6. When is it not okay to delete emails? On the other hand, if you suspect that a lawsuit could result over something that was…
  • Jun 25

    Answers to 10 Common Questions About Email

    Answers to 10 Common Questions About Email
    This is part one of a two-part post that addresses ten common questions I hear regularly from new clients, usually in connection with setting up their secure client portal, called Clio Connect, which allows all of our clients to securely…
  • Jun 12

    First Amendment Doesn’t Cover Jokes About Cop

    First Amendment Doesn’t Cover Jokes About Cop
    The First Amendment is like that unwritten rule about the things you’re not supposed to discuss in a bar — politics and religion — because that’s what it’s really about. This is probably why the…
Rank this Week: 3224

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Jun 26

    IP Attaché Program Outreach in San Diego and Los Angele

    IP Attaché Program Outreach in San Diego and Los Angele
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter USPTO IP attachés provide valuable assistance to U.S. stakeholders doing business overseas by advising them on intellectual property matters…
  • Jun 23

    Farewell from USPTO’s Commissioner for Patent

    Farewell from USPTO’s Commissioner for Patent
    Guest blog by Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino As many of you know, I will be retiring from the USPTO at the end of the month after 38 years of service. I started my career here as a patent examiner in 1977, a few months after I…
  • Jun 9

    Addressing IP Rights Issues in China

    Addressing IP Rights Issues in China
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee It was clear during my recent trip to Beijing, China, that the timing for the visit could not have been better. China is at a crossroads…
Rank this Week: 4151

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Jun 26

    House Judiciary Nixes CBM Extension

    House Judiciary Nixes CBM Extension
    On Thursday, June 11, 2015, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing for the purpose of marking up “the Innovation Act.” One of the issues that took up a significant amount of time during the first half of the…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court Decides Commil USA v. Cisco System

    Supreme Court Decides Commil USA v. Cisco System
    On May 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., a case that dealt with inducement to infringe. More specifically, the issue considered by the Supreme Court was whether a…
  • Jun 17

    Ford opens electric vehicle patents for licensing to competitor

    Ford opens electric vehicle patents for licensing to competitor
    Ford Motor Company has recently announced that it is offering competitors access to its electric vehicle (EV) technology patents, a move the company says is aimed at helping accelerate growth of industry-wide research and development of…
Rank this Week: 4581

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jun 26

    What are Photographers Rights in Celebrity Photos?

    What are Photographers Rights in Celebrity Photos?
    Taylor Swift once again made headlines this week related to music royalties.  Earlier this week, Taylor penned a letter to Apple explaining why offering their new music service free for 3 months hurts musicians.  She encouraged…
  • Jun 19

    All Good Things: Graduating with the National Association of Broadcaster

    All Good Things: Graduating with the National Association of Broadcaster
    All endings are bitter sweet, but this one was especially more sweet than bitter because my classmates selected me to give the remarks on behalf of our class during our graduation ceremony. What an honor! Continue reading →
  • Jun 12

    Are Fictional Cartoon Characters Protected by Copyright?

    Are Fictional Cartoon Characters Protected by Copyright?
    We all learned in elementary school stealing is wrong. If it is not yours, then you cannot use it without asking permission. You cannot take someone’s crayons. You cannot go home with someone else’s baby doll. You cannot ride and…
Rank this Week: 1872

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/
  • Jun 26

    Arguing Before The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

    Arguing Before The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
    Today I argued before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”). The TTAB is comprised of twenty-three administrative judges who settle disputes regarding trademark…
  • Jun 25

    Trademark Applications, Fake Invoices, and You

    Trademark Applications, Fake Invoices, and You
    Today’s post is a reader request about fake trademark invoices.  Not nearly as exciting as the guy who sold the Eiffel Tower to a scrap metal dealer, but still a scam to be addressed. The takeaway is: if you hired an attorney…
  • Jun 18

    Boston 2024: Olympics Brought to You By Sam Adams?

    Boston 2024: Olympics Brought to You By Sam Adams?
    Sam Adams (not the founding father, the beer company) filed an application to register BOSTON 2024 recently for, well Beer.  I don’t drink, but I am intrigued by this move because it raises a bunch of odd trademark questions.…
Rank this Week: 1526

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
Rank this Week: 2404

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Jun 26

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *    The Chambers USA 2015 Guide is now online. *    In May, Charlie Faruki spoke on the subject of removal at the Federal Court Practice Seminar. *    Jeff Cox was host and moderator of the May…
  • Jun 24

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law
    The Supreme Court’s October 2014 term has been highlighted by decisions such as Bank of America v. Toledo-Cardona and Baker Botts v. ASARCO, which promise to transform the practice of bankruptcy litigation. The Court’s decision to…
  • Jun 19

    Is the Right to Be Forgotten Among Our Unalienable Rights?

    Is the Right to Be Forgotten Among Our Unalienable Rights?
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” -Declaration of…
Rank this Week: 2835

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Jun 26

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *    The Chambers USA 2015 Guide is now online. *    In May, Charlie Faruki spoke on the subject of removal at the Federal Court Practice Seminar. *    Jeff Cox was host and moderator of the May…
  • Jun 24

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law
    The Supreme Court’s October 2014 term has been highlighted by decisions such as Bank of America v. Toledo-Cardona and Baker Botts v. ASARCO, which promise to transform the practice of bankruptcy litigation. The Court’s decision to…
  • Jun 19

    Is the Right to Be Forgotten Among Our Unalienable Rights?

    Is the Right to Be Forgotten Among Our Unalienable Rights?
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” -Declaration of…
Rank this Week: 2577

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
  • Jun 25

    The U.S. Consulates Are Back–More or Less!

    The U.S. Consulates Are Back–More or Less!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    After being unable to issue visas since June 9 due to a major computer system crash, the U.S. Department of State is now reporting that, as of June 25, 2015, 85% of the U.S. Consulates…
  • Jun 19

    UPDATE ON U.S. VISA DELAYS

    UPDATE ON U.S. VISA DELAYS
    Hi everyone I realize that this is outside of our normal blog posting schedule. However, understandably, there is a growing concern over the recent…and ongoing…computer crash that has resulted in U.S. Consulates around the world…
  • Jun 10

    Are You Being Served?

    Are You Being Served?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: You frequently mention that the artists are our clients, but aren’t the presenters our clients, too? If an artist is acting unreasonably or is going to do something which we know…
Rank this Week: 3525

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Jun 25

    C’est vrai: Québec government to continue seeking use of French on store signage

    C’est vrai: Québec government to continue seeking use of French on store signage
    The Canadian media, including the CBC, is reporting that the Québec government intends to continue its fight to require the use of French on signage where trade-marks and business names are otherwise displayed in English. This is the…
  • Mar 16

    Managing the transition: the impact of Canada’s new Trademarks Act on pending trade-mark application

    Managing the transition: the impact of Canada’s new Trademarks Act on pending trade-mark application
    The recent amendments to Canada’s Trade-marks Act present many interesting opportunities and challenges to brand owners and their counsel.  This article focuses primarily on the impacts for Canadian trademark applications that are…
  • Dec 15

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent
    On December 9,2014 Royal Assent was given to Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act. The intention of Bill C-8 is to give the government and holders of trade-marks and copyrights new mechanisms for enforcement, along with…
Rank this Week: 2224

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Jun 25

    Possible Issues with FCC’s Clarifications to the TCPA

    Possible Issues with FCC’s Clarifications to the TCPA
    The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) adopted a package of declaratory rulings regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (“TCPA”), which the dissenting Commissioners warn could cause issues for…
  • Jun 15

    FTC Updates FAQs on its Endorsement Guide

    FTC Updates FAQs on its Endorsement Guide
    The FTC recently updated its published guidance on the use of endorsements in advertising. In 2009, the FTC revised its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (“Endorsement Guides”). Following…
  • Jun 10

    Live-Streaming Apps; What We Aren’t Talking About

    Live-Streaming Apps; What We Aren’t Talking About
    There are many articles circulating the web about new live-streaming video technologies like Meerkat. These tremendous apps make it possible for users to stream real time video from their phone to the internet for all to view, turning every…
Rank this Week: 3618

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
  • Jun 25

    “As if the cleverness of the theft excuses the theft itself.”

    “As if the cleverness of the theft excuses the theft itself.”
    Although probably dismissed by the all-appropriation-is-fair-use posse, here’s a very poignant (feminist) take on (white male) appropriation artists. As if the cleverness of the theft excuses the theft itself. These loopholes benefit…
  • Jun 24

    Graffiti Artists in Queens Sue Under VARA

    Graffiti Artists in Queens Sue Under VARA
    This month, nine graffiti artists filed suit in federal court under the Visual Artists Rights Act (“VARA”) against developer Jerry Wolkoff, the owner of the 5Pointz site in Long Island City, Queens, for damages caused by the…
  • Jun 11

    Sculptor Wins Copyright Lawsuit in Las Vega

    Sculptor Wins Copyright Lawsuit in Las Vega
    A Las Vegas federal court recently awarded artist Steven Liguori over $2 million for violations of copyrights and a licensing agreement.  In the 1990s, Liguori created two large scale sculptures for Bert Hansen, the owner of the High…
Rank this Week: 4976

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

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

    Federal Circuit Strikes Final Blow To Celebrex Patent

    Federal Circuit Strikes Final Blow To Celebrex Patent
    In 2008, the Federal Circuit determined that claims 1-4 and 11-17 of U.S. Patent No. 5,760,068 were invalid for obviousness-type double patenting (OTDP) over a related parent patent, in part because the ‘068 patent was filed…
  • Jun 22

    Federal Circuit Reverses Unreasonable PTAB Claim Construction, Upholds Idle Free Standard For Motions To Amend

    Federal Circuit Reverses Unreasonable PTAB Claim Construction, Upholds Idle Free Standard For Motions To Amend
    The Federal Circuit decision in Microsoft Corp. v. Proxyconn, Inc., addressed several important issues relating to post-grant patent trials conducted by the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including the PTAB’s claim…
  • Jun 17

    USPTO Pilots Expedited Patent Appeal Program But At What Price?

    USPTO Pilots Expedited Patent Appeal Program But At What Price?
    In a June 15, 2015 Federal Register Notice, the USPTO announced the Expedited Patent Appeal Pilot program, which will run until 2,000 ex parte patent appeals are expedited under the program, or until June 20, 2016, whichever occurs…
Rank this Week: 3848

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jun 25

    Summer Social Media PSA for Teens & Tween

    Summer Social Media PSA for Teens & Tween
    Summer is officially here! It’s hottest than Hades in Phoenix and the kids are out of school until August. I suspect that a lot of teens and tweens have a lot more free time than during the school year and they might be spending much of…
  • Jun 18

    What Happened to Adult Wednesday Addams?

    What Happened to Adult Wednesday Addams?
    Earlier this year, I discovered Melissa Hunter’s “Adult Wednesday Addams” on YouTube. It’s a collection of short videos featuring Melissa playing a grown-up version of the iconic Addams Family character. In each video,…
  • Jun 11

    Creator Rights | Phoenix Comicon Recap

    Creator Rights | Phoenix Comicon Recap
    I had an awesome time presenting on Creator Rights at Phoenix Comicon this year with Javier Hernandez. His comic book series, El Muerto, was recently made into a movie and a fan created a fan film that was shown at the Con. It was really…
Rank this Week: 3578

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jun 25

    Words Reinterpreted - Copyright and Translation

    Words Reinterpreted - Copyright and Translation
    As has been well-established for years, copyright protects the expression of ideas rather than the ideas themselves (more on which can be found here), no matter what your expression for that idea may be. Words especially are a very nuanced,…
  • Jun 16

    Words Hurt - Disparaging Trademarks and Free Speech Collide

    Words Hurt - Disparaging Trademarks and Free Speech Collide
    Freedom of speech or expression has often been a sore point of contention for those wishing to protect a full freedom of expression (i.e. no restrictions on speech whatsoever) and those who want to limit it within a certain space to ensure a…
  • Jun 9

    Conflicted Owners - Intellectual Property Law and Ownership of Property

    Conflicted Owners - Intellectual Property Law and Ownership of Property
    Saying something is truly yours is a rare thing these days, especially with the seemingly impossible future of house ownership in a lot of cities (especially for us here in London), and people often derive a huge sense of achievement and…
Rank this Week: 1968

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Abstract Lo

    Abstract Lo
    Internet Patents asserted 7,707,505 against Active Network and others. The district court found '505 patent ineligible under §101, which the CAFC affirmed. On appeal, Judge Newman (CAFC 2014-1048) seemed to agree that case law for…
  • May 23

    No Way For Mean

    No Way For Mean
    The incompetence of the patent office was demonstrated with 5,663,757, which EON asserted against 17 defendants. '757 survived two reexaminations. Then the district court found the patent indefinite for eight different means claim elements…
  • May 23

    Personal

    Personal
    Fenner Investments sued Verizon Wireless for infringing 5,561,706, which claimed locating and tracking "personal identification numbers." Claim construction of "personal identification numbers" as being personal led to stipulation of…
Rank this Week: 693

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jun 24

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM
    This post about email harvesting being a violation of CAN-SPAM is based on an answer to a Quora question that I provided. (Please see Is email harvesting illegal? ) Definitions: Email Harvesting and CAN-SPAM Email harvesting is the process by…
  • Jun 11

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated
    Several years ago, I wrote about the FTC Endorsement Guides. (These are known more formally as the Federal Trade Commission Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.) This post discusses a recent update to the…
  • May 26

    What is an Operating Agreement?

    What is an Operating Agreement?
    I have used the term “operating agreement” in quite a few of this blog’s posts. However none of those posts explains in detail what a limited liability company (LLC) operating agreement must contain. This post provides that…
Rank this Week: 3965

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/
  • Jun 24

    Can I Stop App Maker From Using My eBook Title?

    Can I Stop App Maker From Using My eBook Title?
    Dear Rich: I recently discovered that a new Apple app is using my exact common law trademark -- a phrase associated with my former profession. Through Apple, I contacted the app designer, who said she registered the trademark with the USPTO…
  • Jun 22

    Wants to Use Recycling Logo As Part of Trademark

    Wants to Use Recycling Logo As Part of Trademark
    Dear Rich: I started a small comic book publishing company called Disposable Fiction Comics, LLC. We are using the recycling logo as part of our logo. I know that the recycle logo is part of public domain, but I was considering trademarking…
  • Jun 17

    Making an NDA With Someone in Remote Location

    Making an NDA With Someone in Remote Location
    Dear Rich: Can you advise me as to the best process for arranging a non disclosure agreement with a party in a remote location? Can the agreement be signed and attached in an email? Would this be sufficient or is an original necessary?Thanks…
Rank this Week: 1212

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jun 24

    New issue of Music & Copyright with France country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with France country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EC green-lights GEMA, PRS, and STIM pan-European online music licensing hub The European Commission has given its…
  • Jun 10

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. PWC charts the recorded music gloom and live music boom PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has published its annual assessment…
  • May 27

    New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. BMI wins the latest royalty battle in the ongoing rate dispute with Pandora A New York rate court has decided that US…
Rank this Week: 4990

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Jun 23

    Quitting time: the Wall Street Journal’s editorials are part of the the problem

    Quitting time: the Wall Street Journal’s editorials are part of the the problem
    Friday, the Wall Street Journal rushed to suggest that the Charleston Shooting wasn't really about race. Ignore the racism of the shooter, or the locations history of racially driven murder. No, instead the Journal suggested its shows how far…
  • Jun 21

    Truth: the concept of race is badly broken

    Truth: the concept of race is badly broken
    The Cause Can’t Be The CureWe need to put the Confederate flag away as a sign of state. And we need to find our way through these discussions relying less on race as an organizing concept of cause or cure.  I believe that war is a…
  • Jun 20

    Five Reasons the CVS / Target Deal is Smart Healthcare Busine

    Five Reasons the CVS / Target Deal is Smart Healthcare Busine
    Knowing what you're remarkable at allows for gutsy decisions -- which this is both for Target and CVS. This sets Target up for recovery, and CVS to continue its growth in to being a national pharmacy leader.
Rank this Week: 1183

Tucker IP Law Blog

Tucker IP Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues involving patents, trademarks, and personal injury.

http://www.tuckeriplaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Car Accident Attorney Review of Germany v. Darby

    Car Accident Attorney Review of Germany v. Darby
    Will your accident attorney be able to seek Florida uninsured motorist compensation following a work related car accident? In the recent case of Germany v. Darby, an employee Earl Germany was injured in a car accident while driving a work…
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Says Exculpatory Clause Effective to Bar Negligence – Sanislo v. Give Kids The World, Inc.

    Supreme Court Says Exculpatory Clause Effective to Bar Negligence – Sanislo v. Give Kids The World, Inc.
    Personal Injury Attorney review of SANISLO v. GIVE KIDS THE WORLD, INC., No. SC12-2409 (Fla. Feb. 12, 2015) relating to exculpatory clauses. Give Kids the World, Inc., (Give Kids the World) a non-profit located near Disney World, endeavors to…
  • Dec 25

    Basics of Design Patent Law

    Basics of Design Patent Law
    My patent law office often receives calls from inventors seeking to protect their invention but are unsure whether they should file a utility patent or a design patent. Utility patents can protect the structure and function of the invention,…
Rank this Week: 1746

Tucker IP Blog

Tucker IP Blog

Reviews cases and interesting news related to the practice area of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Personal Injury Law.

http://www.tuckeriplaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Car Accident Attorney Review of Germany v. Darby

    Car Accident Attorney Review of Germany v. Darby
    Will your accident attorney be able to seek Florida uninsured motorist compensation following a work related car accident? In the recent case of Germany v. Darby, an employee Earl Germany was injured in a car accident while driving a work…
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Says Exculpatory Clause Effective to Bar Negligence – Sanislo v. Give Kids The World, Inc.

    Supreme Court Says Exculpatory Clause Effective to Bar Negligence – Sanislo v. Give Kids The World, Inc.
    Personal Injury Attorney review of SANISLO v. GIVE KIDS THE WORLD, INC., No. SC12-2409 (Fla. Feb. 12, 2015) relating to exculpatory clauses. Give Kids the World, Inc., (Give Kids the World) a non-profit located near Disney World, endeavors to…
  • Dec 25

    Basics of Design Patent Law

    Basics of Design Patent Law
    My patent law office often receives calls from inventors seeking to protect their invention but are unsure whether they should file a utility patent or a design patent. Utility patents can protect the structure and function of the invention,…
Rank this Week: 1973

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2383

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 2030

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
  • Jun 23

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern
    This week, a major self-regulatory initiative intended to address privacy concerns associated with facial recognition technology hit a significant stumbling block.  Nine consumer advocacy groups withdrew from the National…
  • Jun 9

    Meeting of the Minds at the Inbox: Some Pitfalls of Contracting via Email

    Meeting of the Minds at the Inbox: Some Pitfalls of Contracting via Email
    We have had a number of clients run into issues relating to whether or not an email exchange constituted a binding contract.  This issue comes up regularly when informality creeps into negotiations conducted electronically, bringing up…
  • Jun 4

    New York Releases Final BitLicense Rule

    New York Releases Final BitLicense Rule
    Readers of this blog will know that we have been following the recent legal developments relating to bitcoin and other virtually currency systems [also here and here].  Yesterday, in a significant development reflecting the general…
Rank this Week: 3596